Students back Barack Reply

Chelsea Curley & Lissette MelendezContributing writers

Students at Lasell College will vote to re-elect President Barack Obama, according to the results of a random sample survey.

Of the 94 students surveyed, 58 per­cent said they would vote for Obama. Ten percent said they would vote for Mitt Romney, while the remaining students were undecided or writing in a candidate. The students in Barbara Meltz’s Writing for the Media class conducted the poll. More…

Food for Thought program provides tasty discussion 2

Cait Fitzgerald & Ashlyn Curley – 1851 Staff

Lasell’s Center for Community-Based Learning (CCBL) created Food for Thought, a new program this semester that invites members of the campus to come into the CCBL’s office in Klingbeil House to discuss topics on civility and leadership.Photo By Kristina Kaufmann


Lasell’s Center for Community Based Learning (CCBL) launched a new program this year called “Food for Thought,” which meets every Tuesday during common hours in Klingbeil House.

The program, facilitated by Amy Greene, focuses on discussion topics for students to talk about civility and leadership. More…

Donahue Scholar talks race Reply

Kristina KaufmannPhoto Edtior

Ken Hardy, a distinguished Donahue Scholar, speaks to the Lasell campus about race. Photo by Kristina Kaufmann


Ken Hardy, a distinguished Donahue Scholar, spoke to students and faculty in de­Witt Hall on October 2.

His speech encouraged students to be more aware of race and talk about it freely without feeling uncomfortable. More…

Panel encourages voting Reply

Jacob Bell & Alex Dixon1851 Staff

A student panel presented a seminar on “Does My Vote Really Matter?” on Octo­ber 9 in the Rosen Auditorium.

The seminar was comprised of in­dependent and undecided students who presented a combination of political views and facts to support whether student votes count or not. The hour-long panel consist­ed of Ninwa Hanna, Kevin Lilly, Matthew Evans, Ginna Giraldo, and was moderated by Democrat Sammy Rastagh, a Visiting As­sistant Professor of Sociology. Tables were set up outside the seminar, allowing stu­dents to register to vote in November and receive absentee ballots. More…

“Make your voice heard” urges voting Reply

The “Make your voice heard” mural in Wolfe which was designed by the Graphic Design Club. Photo By Kristina Kaufmann

By Michelle BurkeCopy Editor

The “Make Your Voice Heard” campaign is spreading voting awareness through numerous events this month and is asking for student involvement.

The Donahue Institute has paired with Newton Women’s League representative, Sharyn Roberts, to get students to register to vote before the November 6 Presidential Election. More…

Folk musician comes to Lasell to celebrate Woody Gurthrie Reply

Alastair Moock (right) performing along with his friend Jamie (left) in the Yamawaki Auditorium in honor of Woody Guthrie. On the projection is a photograph of Woody Guthrie.
Photo by: Morgan Brittney Austin

By Morgan Brittney Austin – 1851 Staff

Folk musician and song writer, Alastair Moock, 39, captivated an audience of students and elderly on September 23, 2012 at 12:20 p.m. at the Yamawaki Auditorium as he performed Woody Guthrie’s most famous songs in celebration of his 100th anniversary.

“That’s what this program is about: celebrating his legacy,” said Moock. More…