Jacob Bell & Tom Tighe – 1851 Staff
Lasell is a home away from home for many students. Some come from a local town, and others live a few states away. Lasell sets rules and restrictions for parking so students have designated spots to park. However, they also issue tickets to vehicles that don’t have parking passes. These rules are enforced by Campus Police. More…
Zach Gray – Sports Editor
College: four years of life where every opportunity should be taken. It’s where young adults can excel in academics, clubs, organizations, and athletics. At the Division III (D-III) level, it’s also the last chance for a student athlete to shine. Athletes don’t usually become professional after participating in D-III athletics. Athletes become graduates. Graduates become workers. Workers become bosses. Bosses retire. In that stereotypical post-college life, one hopes to continue some form of involvement in athletics. This includes playing in recreational leagues, coaching, or jobs in sports. Regardless of whatever comes after college, nothing compares to the competitive nature of collegiate athletics. More…
Lasell junior Casey O’Brien at the World War II Monument in Washington D.C. O’Brien is spending the fall semester at American University for the Washington Semester Program.Photo courtesy of Casey O’Brien
By Casey O’Brien – Washington Correspondent
There I was, standing alone in my new dorm room, fighting back tears as my mother got in her car and left. We had done this two years in a row already, I was used to it now- why was I crying? Because this was new, I was alone in my room, I didn’t know anyone, and I really didn’t want to have lunch by myself.
Fast forward two weeks later, it’s like that episode never happened, and I’m exploring Washington D.C. with my new friends. More…
By Zac Vierra – Co-Editor-In-Chief
I will never forget what my seventh grade teacher wrote in my yearbook at the end of the year. “One day you will be writing in the paper.”
Looks like she was right. Here I am. And I couldn’t choose a better paper to be writing for. More…
By Brandon Chase – Managing Editor
Emotions can run wild for freshmen in their first semester of college. During the course of those first 14 weeks, some will embrace their new environment with excitement, fueled by the freedom of being away from home for the first time. Others might be afraid to adapt to changing surroundings. But whatever attitude first-years may have toward starting college, the key to success over the next four years is to focus on the future.
Graduation might seem like a long way away for the class of 2016, but it’s the ultimate goal of the college experience. And even though every student will face challenges before walking across the stage with their diploma, many freshmen confuse difficulties with what are mere inconveniences. More…
By Kristina Kaufmann – Photographer & Asst. Layout
In 2010, when I first took a tour of Lasell College as a high school senior, it lacked much of the accommodations available today. The campus appearance has improved with two new buildings over the course of two years and a renovation to Valentine Dining Hall. In addition, Lasell has added new majors and minors for students and hired new full-time faculty members.
It is not that Lasell didn’t have much to offer before, but now prospective students will have much more of a memorable experience when touring the school. More…
You should be ashamed of yourself.
Not because of the foundation upon which you base your political beliefs, and not because of the work you’ve done for the state of Massachusetts or the United States of America.
You should be ashamed of yourself because of your actions on May 13 of this year. As a member of the graduating class of 2012 at Lasell College, I anticipated your commencement address. I hoped that it would contain words of wisdom and optimism as my fellow classmates and I enter into an uncertain world.
Instead, your speech was a rambling, politically charged rant that was of little relevance, and contained little consideration of the audience to which you were delivering it. Given your impending retirement, this was particularly disappointing.
You took what should have been a once in a lifetime moment of celebration for the class of 2012, and turned into an opportunity to spew partisan vitriol.
You directed criticism at the federal government for exhausting its shrinking resources in an effort to police the world. You acknowledged that the terrorist threat does not compare to the Nazi or Soviet threats that America has confronted in the past. You discussed the constantly draining resources of the social security and medicare systems. You capitalized on the opportunity to remind everyone that you did not vote to send troops to Iraq and you celebrated the courage it took for you to vote in favor of deploying troops to Afghanistan. More…
Farewell from Professor Erin Vicente — Communication
To The Class of 2012:
First, thank you. Thank you for not only believing in yourselves to bring you to your current accomplishment of graduating, but also for believing in me. Yes, there are many thanks that come to mind when I think of you all. More…