“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…

Alum competes on Project Runway Reply

Williams, third from right, with the other contestants from this season of Project Runway.    Photo courtesy of starpulse.com

By Natalie KfouryCo-Editor-In-Chief

Five years after graduating from La­sell, Sonjia Williams is making a name for herself in the fashion world. Williams, a member of the class of 2007, is a contes­tant on the current season of Project Runway and is mak­ing a strong impact on the show. But before she took her talents to TV, Williams had a memorable presence at Lasell. More…

Dining hall renovations unveiled Reply

The new, renovated, and improved Valentine Dining Hall went through a summer of changes including new serving stations, dining options, furniture, and light fixtures. Photo By Kristina Kaufmann

By Brandon Chase – Managing editor

After more than a year of planning, waiting and construction, the newly-renovated Valentine Dining Hall opened its doors to all students for the first time on Sept. 3.

The new design is quite a departure from the old cafeteria, with amenities such as a fireplace at the main entrance, updated furniture and a new “sports grille” in the 1851 room which is home to 11 new flat screen TVs. More…

“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…