By Mackenzie Dineen & Chris Bretti – Features Editor & 1851 Staff
What does a GPA say about a student? It may reflect their test-taking abilities, attendance and completion of assignments. However, there are infinite factors that could make up this number. A biased high school teacher, a leave of absence or even a technological issue could drastically change this number. Furthermore, why must students be judged as a number? Isn’t that a bit de-humanizing? Are the skills evaluated by this number evident the student learned anything?
By Alex Balletto – Copy Editor
It’s a quaint place here – and it has been since 1851… Lasell is one of the oldest institutions in the area, pinned in Auburndale for over 150 years. The College has held former names in the past – some being Lasell Female Seminary and Lasell Junior College – but has, since 1989, maintained its four-year college status. Recently, however, Lasell has entertained discussion on a possible switch to a university.
By Brian Cohen – 1851 Staff
Illustration by Tom Baker
The multi-purpose food station, The 1851, has been open for almost a month in the Arnow Campus Center after updating its location and name.
By Marissa Gugala – News Editor
The First Amendment of the Constitution protects a citizen’s freedom of religion, speech, press, right to peaceably assemble, and right to petition the government. All of these are important rights. The 1851 Chronicle especially values its freedom of the press.
Newspapers are often labeled as “fake news,” with journalists often being censored and surrounded by bias. With all these issues, how is one supposed to trust the media?
By Christina Serratore – 1851 Staff
This school year, Lasell switched from Moodle to Canvas as the primary manner for students to turn in work, keep up-to-date on assignments and contact their professors. The first few weeks of the semester was a big game of trial and error, with students and professors alike trying to figure out how to utilize the platform. Unlike a lot of people though, I actually have more experience with Canvas than I do with Moodle because some of my high school teachers used it. As such, I have a good idea of the pros and cons of each.
By Emily Long – 1851 Staff
When you entered the library for the first time this year, you might have noticed some pretty big changes. Over the summer, the first floor of Brennan Library was remodelled. This makeover moved First-Year Advising from Bancroft house into the area where the Children’s Library and computer stations used to be. In addition to this, the Academic Achievement Center and group study area is located on the first floor.
Dana Sutcliffe – Digital Editor
It was 9:17 a.m. on a Monday. My sleepy eyes were still adjusting to daylight as I hustled through Valentine Dining Hall in search of something to eat. I checked my phone for the time and realized I would soon be late to my 9:30 a.m. class.
Casey DiBari – 1851 Staff
Illustration by Thomas Baker
When Arnow shut down for renovations, it took Einstein’s with it. This left students with one on-campus option for coffee and tea: the Starbucks in the STC. The Starbucks was something many students were looking forward to when it first opened last year and ran decently throughout the spring semester.