Winslow basement flooded, damage minimal

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”

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. Continue reading “The Scribe Tribe Presents “Circle Mirror Transformation””

Lasell Crime Log: March 28-April 20

By Zac Vierra – Copy Editor

At 3:45 a.m. on Wednesday, March 28 police reported a verbal dispute at Rockwell Hall. The Case is closed.

On Wednesday, March 28, police responded to a fire alarm at Holt Hall a 9:12 a.m. It was determined the alarm was set off accidentally by cooking.

On Wednesday, March 28, at 6:24 p.m. police responded to a motor vehicle accident at 80 Maple Street. The Case is closed.

At 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 29, police reported a 94C violation at Woodland Hall. Judicial sanctions were given.

On Thursday, March 29, police reported a 94C violation at Haskell House at 1:48 p.m. Judicial sanctions were given.

At 9:20 a.m. on Saturday, March 31 police reported a motor vehicle accident at the Central Street Lot. The case is closed. Continue reading “Lasell Crime Log: March 28-April 20”

Awards Banquet honors Lasers

The Rugby Club won the Student Organization of the Year award at the 2012 Awards Banquet on April 19.
Photo by Kristina Kaufmann

By Kristina Kaufmann and Natalie Kfoury — Layout and A&E Editor

Students, faculty, administration, clubs, and organizations came together to celebrate the 2012 Awards Banquet on April 19. Presenters at the event, held in de Witt Hall, recognized students and clubs for their dedication and leadership.

In addition to presenting awards, the banquet also honored student groups, such as leadership students, peer mentors, orientation leaders, resident assistants, and athletes. Continue reading “Awards Banquet honors Lasers”

SGA election results revealed

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.” Continue reading “SGA election results revealed”

Investigative Report: Could there be better communication with RAs?

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? Continue reading “Investigative Report: Could there be better communication with RAs?”

Shoeless students raise money for charity

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. Continue reading “Shoeless students raise money for charity”

Microloans connect students to the world

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. Continue reading “Microloans connect students to the world”

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