Are scholarships awarding scholars? Reply

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?

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Lasell’s college character Reply

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.

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Let us tell the story Reply

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?

 

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Moodle vs Canvas 1

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.  

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Shhhhh in the Library! Reply

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.

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Starbucks: what’s the tea, sis? Reply

Casey DiBari – 1851 Staff

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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.

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