SGA election results revealed Reply

By Brandon Chase — Opinion Editor

Annual spring elections for the Student Government Association (SGA) were held on April 5, and the results have been released.

Juniors Carrie Kenniston and Holly Irvin will continue to hold the positions of President and Vice President of Student Affairs, repectively. Freshman Bri Robbins will remain as president of the class of 2015. Robbins said she is excited to anchor a group of students who have been so involved in their first year on campus.

“I feel very lucky to have such an active class. The class committee always tries to listen to the class of 2015 students to hear what they would like to see happen for our class,” said Robbins. “We like to give the class a variety of choices, that way we can reach to everyone.” More…

Investigative Report: Could there be better communication with RAs? Reply

By Casey O’Brien — News Editor

Kia Rivera went to retrieve her laundry and noticed the washer had a pool of water inside, causing colors to run and ruin some of her clothes.

Why was her laundry ruined? Because the washing machine was broken.Why had nothing been done about it?

“I wrote a note to my RA because he was gone for the weekend, and later in the week, there was a note giving me a number to call. But that’s the RA’s job, not mine,” said Ri­vera, a sophomore.

The broken washer was just the tip of the iceberg. Each resident has a Resident Assistant, or RA, in their building. Residents are encouraged to go to their RAs with problems, but if they do, do their problems get fixed? Or do the residents avoid their RAs? More…

Shoeless students raise money for charity Reply

Students went barefoot for A Day Without Shoes.
Photo by Kristina Kaufmann

By Kristina Kaufmann — Layout

Students tromped around campus without shoes as part of A Day Without Shoes on April 10 in an effort to raise awareness of those who can’t afford shoes around the the world. The event was created in part by Tom’s Shoes.

“The awareness seems to have spread around cam­pus from past years,” said Ginelle Gaulin-McKenzie, MACC AmeriCorps VISTA* and participant. More…

Microloans connect students to the world Reply

By Alyssa Lusky — Co-Editor-In-Chief 

For an entrepreneur, few experiences are more important than gaining skills by working with an organization. Nancy Wal­dron, Chair of Marketing and Management and Associate Professor of Marketing, real­ized this in 2007 while watching a documen­tary called, “Uganda: A Little Goes a Long Way,” which focused on a nonprofit organi­zation called Kiva.

Founded in 2005, Kiva allows individu­als to lend as little as $25 to microfinance institutions, which in turn, loans the money to individuals in third world and developing countries that are looking to start businesses. More…

Transgender man educates campus Reply

Chris Miller speaks at de Witt Hall
Photo by Mary Pavlu

By Mary Pavlu — Features Editor

Chris Miller has been married to a woman for 20 years, has two sons, and looks like an average man. From his ap­pearance, you would never guess that Miller is actually a transgender man.

“I knew my whole life that I’ve been a man,” said Miller, 52. “I believe I was assigned the wrong sex.” More…

Globe film critic talks future of film Reply

Ty Burr, a film critic for The Boston Globe, spoke with Lasell students about the future of film in a presentation at de Witt Hall.
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By Casey O’Brien — News Editor

Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr spoke about the future of the film industry in mid-April at de Witt Hall. The presentation, called “The Future of Movies,” was co-sponsored by the Donahue Institute for Values and Public Life and the Communication Department.

Burr has been a critic at the Globe since 2002, and previously worked at Entertainment Weekly for 11 years. He is also currently an adjunct professor at Boston University, teaching several classes in film. More…

Lasell Crime Log: March 2012 Reply

By Zac Vierra – Copy Editor

On Saturday, March 3, at 1:13 a.m. police responded to a report of assault and battery at the Grove Street lot.  Judicial sanctions were given.

At 4:50 p.m. on Sunday, March 4, police responded to a citizen complaint at the Winslow Academic Center.  The case is closed.

On Sunday, March 4, police responded to a fire alarm at Rockwell Hall at 9:10 p.m.  It was determined the alarm was set off accidentally by cooking.

At 1:54 a.m. on Monday March, 5, police responded to a fire alarm at Holt Hall.  The alarm was set off accidentally by cooking. More…

LCR: Interstate Flamez and SkyMan to open for Mason on Marathon Monday Reply

By Natalie Kfoury – A&E Editor 

Lasell College Radio will host their second annual Marathon Monday Concert at the Van Winkle, East, West, and McClelland Quad with Philadelphia-based hip-hop artist Mason performing as the headliner. Interstate Flamez and SkyMan will be supporting acts, as voted by the students. The show will coincide with the Patriot’s Day holiday and the Boston Marathon on April 16.  More…