“Spring Awakening” to debut this fall Reply

By Natalie KfouryCo-Editor-In-Chief 

The Lasell College Drama Club, Scribe Tribe, announced “Spring Awakening” as its fall production, with auditions to be held in Yamawaki Auditorium on Septem­ber 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. and September 20 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The musical will be directed by Hortense Gerardo.

“Spring Awakening,” which was fea­tured on the acclaimed television show, Glee, is a rock musical with music by Dun­can Sheik and book and lyrics by Steven Sater. It is based on a play written in 1891 by Frank Wedekind. The original play was banned due to its honest portrayal of controversial material. Gerardo said that “Spring Awakening,” a coming-of-age mu­sical about the challenges that teenagers face, will not be a production geared to­wards younger audiences due to the adult subject matter. More…

Gallo-Zdunowski reflects as she prepares to leave Lasell Reply

Kristen Gallo-Zdunowski, pictured performing in the “Vagina Monologues,” will be leaving her post as the Assistant Director of Student Activities this summer. ~Photo by Kristina Kaufmann

By Jake Bell — 1851 Staff

Kristen Gallo-Zdunowski has been a beloved member of the Lasell community since her first day in August 2008 as the Asst. Director of Student Activities. “I will always remember being introduced to as many people as possible on my first day and after only two or three hours I got a quick and comfortable feel for the campus,” Gallo-Zdunowski said.

As another semester comes to a close, so does Gallo-Zdunowski’s time at Lasell, as she’s set to begin a new chapter in her life and professional career.  More…

Runway 2012 showcases senior styles Reply

Senior Liz Taber’s line, “Rotten’s Dolls,” was inspired by rocker Johnny Rotten.
Photo by Natalie Kfoury

By Marie-Elise-Bliss  1851 Staff

Saturday, April 28, was the premiere of Lasell’s senior collections in the Athletic Cen­ter; the final showcase of student’s last four years was squeezed in a two-and-a-half min­ute presentation by each student designer.

The gym was transformed from a bas­ketball court into a full-blown runway set, thanks to Lecturer Peter Watson’s Interior Design class. The seats were filled with family members, friends, peers, profes­sors, and industry professionals. More…

Runway 2012 showcases senior styles Reply

Senior Liz Taber’s line, “Rotten’s Dolls,” was inspired by rocker Johnny Rotten.
Photo by Natalie Kfoury

By Marie-Elise Bliss — 1851 Staff

 

Saturday, April 28, was the premiere of Lasell’s senior collections in the Athletic Cen­ter; the final showcase of student’s last four years was squeezed in a two-and-a-half min­ute presentation by each student designer.

The gym was transformed from a bas­ketball court into a full-blown runway set, thanks to Lecturer Peter Watson’s Interior Design class. The seats were filled with family members, friends, peers, profes­sors, and industry professionals. More…

Dishwasher throws in the towel Reply

Tony Spicer, 54, is retiring from his job as a dishwasher in Valentine Dining Hall. He’s worked in Lasell’s kitchen for 34 years and walked to work every day from his home in Newton
Photo courtesy of Christine Hubbard

By Jordan R. Mayblum — Co-Editor-in-Chief 

For 34 years, there was no mistaking when 8:30 a.m. had arrived in Valentine Dining Hall. Every day at that time for more than three decades, Tony Spicer was com­pleting his walk to work as a dishwasher. “I think that’s long enough,” Spicer said.

This May, the 54-year-old will make the walk for the last time as he prepares to retire from Lasell College. More…

GDL Seniors showcase final projects Reply

By Briana Nestor — Managing Editor

Graphic design seniors and the Graph­ic Design League (GDL) presented their final projects in the GDL Senior Show, held in Yamawaki Auditorium on April 24.

Students, professors, faculty, and parents of graphic designers filled the au­ditorium to watch a video presentation, made by senior Alissa Polillio for her final project, which detailed students’ inspira­tions for their final projects, and why they chose to major in graphic design. A display of the projects in the Wedeman Art Gal­lery and a food and drink reception fol­lowed the video presentation.

Students’ projects were conceptu­alized in a Senior Thesis Assignment and executed in a Senior Practicum Project, taught by Stephen Fischer, Assistant Pro­fessor of Graphic Design. The projects ranged from art campaigns to mock event planning companies to video games. More…

Winslow basement flooded, damage minimal Reply

By Brandon Chase — Opinion Editor

At approximately 6 p.m. Tuesday evening, a water pipe burst in Winslow Academic Center, flooding the ground floor.

In an e-mail sent to the Lasell community Wednesday morning, Vice President of Academic Affairs said the damaged was “minimized due to the immediate actions of Lasell staff and the Newton Fire Department.

Despite the small amount of damage, both Campus Police and the Putnam Faculty Center will be closed until further notice. Campus Police phone lines will remain in operation and faculty with offices in Putnam will be relocated to the Technology for Learning Center beneath the library.

Assistant Vice President for Finance Diane Parker said any payments going to Campus Police, such as parking fines, can be paid in the Business Office.

The Scribe Tribe Presents “Circle Mirror Transformation” Reply

By Morgan Brittney Austin – 1851 Staff

Five strangers come together to take a six-week creative acting class to find out that they have more in common than they could’ve imagined. This is the plot for “Circle Mirror Transformation,” a play that Lasell College’s Scribe Tribe Performing Arts Group performed. Annie Baker’s Obie Award winning play, “Circle Mirror Transformation,” which is an Obie Award-winning play by Annie Barker, gets its title from an improvisational drama exercise.

Watching five people lay on the floor attempting to count to 10 may seem like a slow start for an opening scene, but as the play progresses and each character’s personality begins to unfold, the pace and interest increases.

The play takes place in Shirley, VT, where four students and their instructor participate in a six-week creative acting class. Throughout the six weeks, the members engage in self-discoveries that not only help them learn about themselves, but also about each other through the exercises they engage in. More…