Welcome Class of 2021 Reply

By Seán McGlone – Editor-in-Chief

Dear Class of 2021,

Congratulations! You have officially made it through your first month at Lasell. By now you are probably better adjusted to the campus and you are settling into your classes and workload. For many of you, I’m sure you’re starting to understand what people meant when they said “college is a lot different from high school.”

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Trump triumphs over Harvey Reply

By Nicole Yeager1851 Staff

Houston Cartoon

Illustration by Thomas Baker 

With President Donald Trump’s latest controversial actions, the biggest question was how he would handle something as serious as a massive hurricane such as Harvey. This left myself and the majority of the United States in fear that Trump would pull his usual shenanigans.  More…

Large classroom size should be revisited Reply

By Mackenzie Dineen – Arts Editor 

Neat Receipt-Cash General Retail

Illustration by Amanda Bennett

There are a variety of factors that affect a prospective student’s decision to apply to a college. These include the campus, the selection of academic programs, and extracurricular activities. One of Lasell’s unique appeals is that it maintains an average class size of 25 students or less.  More…

The issue over gender-neutral bathrooms Reply

By Max Schochet – 1851 Staff 

“I’m not a she. I’m not a he. I’m you. I’m me. I’m we,” are the words Fenn Esser wrote in a response to Time’s “Beyond He or She” article. The words ring out like a banner as the debate over transgender rights heats up across the nation. The controversial question at the center—where to go to the bathroom? More specifically, should people who are transgender be forced to go to a sex-segregated bathroom? More…

The sophomore slump Reply

By Alex Balletto – Copy Editor 

Recently, I’ve found myself talking to my sophomore friends about the notorious “sophomore slump.” It seems many of us are experiencing this jinx.  I looked online to learn more about what the actual definition is, and it seems to be any second-time situation where expectations are not being met compared to the first, or when first-time successes have reduced efforts in the second attempt.  It has a weird relation to the blues, where there is an unexplained shift in one’s attitude.  More…