Students celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year Reply

By Katie Peters & Madison RaffoneArts Editor & Copy Editor

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Students fill their plates with Chinese cuisine inspired by various influential Chinese chefs in Valentine Dining Hall during the Chinese New Year Celebration. Photo Courtesy of Robby Rowe. 

Students and faculty celebrated the Chinese New Year in Valentine Dining Hall on Friday, January 24 with traditional Chinese cuisine, dumpling making demonstrations and other celebratory activities. This event came one day before the actual Chinese New Year on January 25. According to the Chinese zodiac, 2020 is the year of the rat.

When swiping your torch card, there was a glass bowl of red envelopes filled with a decorative card and a fortune, a theme of red and gold was sprinkled around the dining hall. Chinese lanterns with trivia questions attached hung from the ceiling above where traditional Chinese dishes were served. Recipes inspired by influential Chinese chefs included boneless spare ribs, Chinese pork roast, and Asian beef and broccoli stir fry.

There was an array of food options, including vegan seitan steak, pepper pecans, and teriyaki mushrooms. Flyers advertising the event were posted around Arnow Campus Center and Valentine Dining Hall.

Guests were also invited to make dumplings with the instruction of senior Betty Song. She demonstrated how to carefully construct the dough pouches to be filled with either meat or vegetables. Dumplings made by guests were cooked to be enjoyed by those who made them.

Those who didn’t get the chance to make their own dumplings still had the opportunity to try some. Steamed dumplings were made and served during the lunch buffet with options of vegan and meat.

“It made me really happy to see an activity where students and professors can explore other cultures different from what they’re used to when eating at the dining hall,” said first-year Joshua Varghese after attending the event and enjoying the vegan food options.

University provost, deans retire Reply

L-R: Associate Provost Jim Ostrow, Dean Helena Santos and Vice President Steve Bloom prepare to make their exit in the next few months. Photos by Madison Raffone & Casey DiBari.

By Casey Dibari & Madison Raffone– Opinion Editor & Copy Editor

By the end of this academic year, the university will be going through another major change. Starting in March, Assistant Vice President and Dean of Academic Success Helena Santos will retire after 14 years. Provost Jim Ostrow and Associate Vice President Steven Bloom will also retire later this year. Both Associate Vice President Bloom and Provost Ostrow have been at Lasell for 20 years.

Black History Month Celebration Photo Gallery Reply

On Feb. 1, the celebration for Black History Month was attended by Lasell citizens in the Lasell Intercultural Center & Commuter Cottage (IC3). This commemoration was to have the month of February start with not only stomachs filled with delicious, Caribbean and African food but also a month for individuals to be aware of the various cultures that are represented on campus.

Photos by Ruth Kehinde and Holly Feola – Digital Editor and News Editor

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Spring into Involvement! Spring Activities Fair Photo Gallery Reply

 

By Emily Long and Michael Maruk – Digital Editor and 1851 Staff

On Tuesday, January 28, 2020, the Office of Student Activities and Orientation held the annual Spring Activities Fair in the Athletic Center. Just back from winter break, student clubs, organizations and employment opportunities aimed to recruit students to join.

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The Spring Activities fair was held in the Athletic Center. Photo Courtesy of Michael Maruk

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PRA hosts second annual Professional panel Reply

By Adam HallenbeckSports Editor

On Nov. 12, the Public Relations Alliance (PRA) hosted the second annual professional panel on the first floor of the Arnow Campus Center, creating a networking and learning opportunity with communication professionals from various industries for students at Lasell.

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Survivors of abuse take back their stories Reply

By Liv P. Fernandes & Katie Peters1851 Staff & Arts Editor

Content Warning: domestic and sexual violence

Studio 1851 pop-up gets permanent location Reply

By Holly Feola & Bailey KlingamanNews Editor & 1851 Staff

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The Studio 1851 presented their Holiday Student Showcase and Sales event in Spector classroom. The invite-only event took place on Thursday, Nov. 21 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Senior Management Team, Board of Trustees, Faculty and Studio 1851 alums were in attendance to browse the holiday collection designed by Professor Wilkin and her students. Professor Carey was in attendance presenting artifacts from the Fashion Collection archives. Associate Professor of Art and Graphic Design Kenneth Calhoun had his book, “Black Moon,” on display. The official grand opening will be at symposium on Dec. 10.