Transgender man educates campus

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.” Continue reading “Transgender man educates campus”

Globe film critic talks future of film

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. Continue reading “Globe film critic talks future of film”

Lasell Crime Log: March 2012

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. Continue reading “Lasell Crime Log: March 2012”

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

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.  Continue reading “LCR: Interstate Flamez and SkyMan to open for Mason on Marathon Monday”

Panel sheds light on women’s history

By Casey O’Brien — News Editor

March is Women’s History Month, and on March 6, Lasell hosted a women’s panel called the “Third Annual Intergenerational Celebration of Women’s History Month.”

The five-person panel featured women from different backgrounds: Callie Crossley, host of the “Callie Crossley Show” on Boston radio’s WGBH, LeLaina Romero, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Jenifer Drew, Associate Professor of Sociology, Peggy Ives, a Lasell Village resident, and Terri Moody, a sophomore at Lasell. Continue reading “Panel sheds light on women’s history”

Zach Wahls, LGBT advocate, comes to campus

Zach Wahls gained fame after a speech he delivered to the Iowa House of Representatives.
Photo courtesy of Molly Brennan

By Mary Pavlu — Features Editor

Zack Wahls did not realize standing up for what he believed in would change his world or make him a national hero and YouTube celebrity. The 20-year-old engineering student at the University of Iowa, brought up by two mothers, was asked to speak during a public forum on House Joint Resolution 6 in the Iowa House of Representatives on January 31. Continue reading “Zach Wahls, LGBT advocate, comes to campus”

Relay for Life to return

By Brandon Chase — Opinion Editor

After raising more than $10,000 in its inaugural year at Lasell in 2011, Relay for Life will return to de Witt Hall. The event, which raises money and awareness for cancer, will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 30, and conclude the following day at 7 a.m.

The relay is coordinated by the class of 2013, with junior Holly Irvin as the chair. So far, the 20 teams that make up this year’s relay have raised approximately $6,000, and the goal is to raise $10,000 before the day of the event. Junior Catie Prince, co-chair of the Entertainment Committee, said the organizers have made plenty of improvements to make this year even better.

“I think this year will be more successful just because we knew what went wrong last year and what went right, so we knew what to change,” Prince said. Continue reading “Relay for Life to return”

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