Spring Break 2018 Photo Contest Reply

Calling all spring breakers! It’s time to participate in the 1851 Chronicle’s Spring Break 2018 Photo Contest. Whether you’re snowed in at home, on Alternative Spring Break, or sipping tropical drinks on the beach we want to see what you’ve been up to during your week off!

Submit your best spring break photo with the hashtag #LasellSB2k18 to the 1851’s social media accounts from Thursday March 15 – Thursday March 22 at 12 midnight. The best photo will be announced on Friday March 23, 2018 and will be published in the March issue of the 1851 Chronicle! Good luck and enjoy the rest of the break.


Shamrockin’ Around Boston: The Best 21+ Places to Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day Reply

By Dana Sutcliffe – 1851 Staff

Looking to spend St. Patrick’s Day somewhere a little more festive this year? South Boston is a prideful community full of cultural festivities, a thriving bar scene, local food favorites and the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. So whether you’re just looking to grab a drink with friends or simply relax with some bar food classics, take a look at the list below and have a safe and exciting holiday!


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5 Ideas to Beat Your Spring Break Blues Reply

By Dana Sutcliffe – 1851 staff

So it’s finally that one week in March you’ve been waiting for, spring break! You find yourself being able to breathe again after the chaos of midterms and that stress headache that’s been bothering you since Monday is gone. Life is looking up but there’s still one thing on your mind…you’re stuck at home for break. Although it’s a bummer, staying local for the week isn’t the end of the world and it just means you have more time to save up for that next big adventure. Spring breaking at home can be fun if you make the best of it and with these 5 simple ideas, you’ll be on your way to enjoying the week just as much as your friends in Cancun…well almost as much!  More…

Allie Talarico on #internationalwomensday Reply

By: Megan Palumbo and Dana SutcliffeSports Editor and 1851 staff 

It’s #internationalwomensday and we’re celebrating girl power! 1851 staff Megan Palumbo and Dana Sutcliffe got in contact with Lasell junior Allie Talarico, who is currently studying abroad at Franklin University in Lugano, Switzerland. Talarico has been enjoying her time exploring a different part of the world, and wants to share what it’s been like being a woman overseas.

Photo courtesy of: Allie Talarico
“This is a photo my friend took of me in Siena, Italy. It was so stunning and surreal to look out over the countryside and be reminded that I was truly here, and that I was able to make studying abroad possible because I worked hard, saved all the money to fund the trip on my own, and had the incredible support of my family and my mom especially. This is one of the best life decisions I’ve ever made and I feel like I’m growing immensely here. Traveling abroad as a woman and as someone who has never traveled anywhere outside of the East coast has had its daunting moments, like the times we’ve gotten lost or had to go to the hospital, but the friends I’ve made and the adventures I’ve gone on so far are priceless. I’ve met so many people and so many women with beautiful, diverse stories about where they come from all over the world, what they’re studying, and who they want to be and what they want to do with their lives. It is so inspiring.”

COMDay 2018: Focus on the Future Reply

By Dana Sutcliffe and Megan Palumbo – 1851 Staff and Sports Editor 



Possible Merger: Student Feedback Reply

Cameron Brennan, junior sport communication major at Lasell College, may be the most level-headed of all. 1851 staff members Megan Palumbo and Dana Sutcliffe talked to 20 students about the possible merger between Lasell College and Mt. Ida College. When asked for his opinion, Brennan said, “The collaboration between the two schools would open up more options for students…until more information is brought up and given to the students, I don’t think I have an opinion as of yet, whether it’s for or against the students.”

Here’s a sampling that Lasell students told Palumbo and Sutcliffe after attending one of the two meetings this past Monday.  More…

8 Affordable Ideas For a College Student on Valentine’s Day Reply

Photo Courtesy of Google Photos

By Megan Palumbo – Sports Editor

Valentine’s Day has spent many years convincing its consumers that the meaning of love is based on how much you’re willing to spend on your significant other. College students are notorious for ballin’ on a budget, so why should this day be any different? As Valentine’s Day approaches it may be challenging to come up with gifts or date ideas that don’t break the bank. Proving your love for someone should be thoughtful and not celebrated just once a year. Whether you’re in a relationship or riding solo, here are some sweet tips that will go the extra mile with your boo thing.


  1. An Act of Kindness: Surprise your special someone with a coffee before their class, or complete a chore before your roomie gets to do it. These small gestures will be highly appreciated, and they don’t take a lot of effort to do.
  2. Make a Mix Tape: Back in the day, burning a CD with your crush’s favorite songs on it was the cute thing to do. This was so whenever they’d listen to the tracks they’d think of you. Now, you can make playlists on Spotify, Apple Music, and Youtube. Put together a montage of head bangers or slow jams to share with your valentine.
  3. Edible Bouquets: All you need is a pack of strawberries, chocolate chips, and some skewers. Stick the strawberry on a stick and dip it in melted chocolate. When all of them harden, you can put them all together in a cup to look like a beautiful bouquet…that you can eat after!
  4. Old School Photo Album: Go to CVS or Walgreens and print out your favorite pictures with your besties or bae, then put them into an album book. Printing pictures only costs cents, and your love will have their album for years to come.


  1. Dine-In: Going out to a fancy restaurant is great, but it’s always so crowded and getting reservations is meant to be done way in advance for just this one night. Buy ingredients at your local grocery store and stay in that night, making a meal from scratch. Cooking together can be relaxing, and dinner will be more intimate than sitting around tons of strangers at a restaurant.
  2. Movie Night: Rent a movie from the Brennan Library or get one from Redbox, which only costs $1.50 a day. Make a bag of popcorn, turn your room into a theater, and get cozy while you watch.
  3. Skate the Frog Pond: During the winter, The Boston Common Frog Pond is available for residents to go ice skating outdoors. The pond is open 10AM- 9PM for skaters, while admissions is only $6. Don’t forget to bring your gloves and thermos full of hot cocoa.
  4. Spa Night: Even guys can’t deny they like being pampered. Get $1 face masks from Masksheets.com to give your face the rejuvenation it deserves. You can take funny pictures while the masks dry, or light some candles and give each other a massage. It’s bound to be a romantic night.

Help! The Flu Is Everywhere Reply

By Dana Sutcliffe – 1851 Staff 

Most people know the extra precautions they need to take to avoid getting sick during the winter season. But what happens when the highest risk of becoming ill is sitting right next to you on your daily commute to work? With a recent article from TIME Health reporting 60,000 positive cases of the influenza since October 1, the 2017-2018 season has proven to be the worst in recorded flu history. This scary statistic may be the reason why many people have been avoiding public transportation in their day-to-day lives because germs are lurking everywhere, ready to infect the next victim. Here are a few easy steps towards keeping yourself healthy during flu season:

  1. Keep hand sanitizer with you at all times. Whether it’s in your purse, backpack, or your back pocket, keeping a small bottle of Purell is probably your best bet towards keeping your extremities clean and disinfected.
  2. This may seem like a crazy one, but keeping some disinfectant wipes handy whenever you travel is a good idea. Wiping down the seat you take everyday on the subway or the railing you’re about to hold onto for the next twenty minutes can stop those dirty germs from getting you sick. In case you don’t have wipes, simply use the sleeve of your shirt or jacket when touching anything in public.
  3. Airborne and Emergen-C are two very effective and precautious steps you can take towards staying healthy. Add the packet of powder to a glass of water and drink up. The vitamins in the mix will help fight against any illnesses you may encounter in your daily travels and help boost your immune system.
  4. Rest up. Getting 6-8 hours of sleep a night is super important for any healthy person but when you’re sick, it’s crucial. Your body needs the extra time to recuperate and refresh itself. Make sure you get to bed at a decent hour, even if your friends have plans and you don’t want to miss out – your body will thank you in the morning.
  5. Keep your distance. Even if the plans to meet your friend Susie for dinner are what you’ve been waiting for all week, reconsider. Dinner is delicious and fun but not when your date is sneezing across the table and sharing the same breathing bubble as you.

flu.jpgPhoto courtesy of Google Images.