Chilly morning, chilling perspectives outside Winslow Reply

By Katie Peters – Arts Editor

On Thursday, Nov. 14, the hill outside of Winslow was covered in small paper flags representing “the relative percentage of survivors at Lasell University” in the context of Intimate Parter Violence. The data from the Association of American Universities annual Campus Climate Survey and the number of Lasell’s undergraduates were used to show how women, men and LGBT+ individuals on campus are affected by this issue according to the survey. This project was completed by Professor Karin Raye’s Title XI Interns and the Men’s Baseball Team.

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Outside of Winslow on Thursday, a display of flags representing the percentage of Lasell students who may report Intimate Partner Violence as an undergraduate greeted students as they walked to class.

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Peer Mentor you say? Freshman-me says no way! Reply

By Mary Rand 1851 Contributor 

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When I was a first-year student, I spent a lot of time lounging in my dorm room to kill time. After class I’d go back to my dorm. After going to the dining hall I’d go back to my dorm. After working out at the gym I’d go back to my dorm. If someone were to try and tell the freshman version of myself that I would be a peer mentor I would tell them that they’re crazy! They’re crazy to think I will ever do anything other than hangout in my dorm.

I never felt involved on campus my first year- and I never thought this feeling would disappear. I started to notice that my peers were getting involved in Student Government Association (SGA) or joining clubs like, empty bowls or Public Relations Alliances (PRA). I remember thinking it was so out of my ballpark to get involved here on campus.

As two years passed by…

I joined as a member of the PRA club. I knew that I wanted to declare my major as Public Relations, so I thought it would be fun to join the club. It finally felt like my life was coming together. I wasn’t spending every free chance I got in my dorm. I was actively hanging out with my new friends on and off campus. I took the T into the city to go shopping in downtown crossing with friends, and endured many late night trips to insomnia cookies.

One day I was sitting in my first year seminar class and I realized I wanted to be a peer mentor to offer future FYS students a better experience than I was offered. From that moment forward I was determined to make that change for future Lasell students. I was now involved on campus and knew I had the determination it takes to become a peer mentor. I want to leave the “bad” that I learned from my peer mentor, and take the “good.” I knew I wanted to be a peer mentor so I joined IDS106 to be certified, and now I am happy as ever peer mentoring Professor Franklin’s Art of Media storytelling first year seminar class.

Student’s on the Street Reply

By Ruth Kehinde, Emily Long & Jared Sgroi  – Digital Editors & 1851 Staff

A month has passed since the Fall semester has began. Senior, Jared Sgroi, interviewed various Lasell “Students on the Street” about their input on how Lasell has changed since the transition into a university status, within that passing month.

Once a fan, now an announcer: Jack Edwards comes full circle Reply

By Taylor Viles – 1851 staff

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Jack Edwards has been the play-by-play announcer for the Boston Bruins since 2005.

 

Jack Edwards grew up in New Hampshire watching the Bruins on his TV. He heard the announcers through the screen, but never thought he’d be calling the game himself.

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Set sail with Commander Shick Reply

Marissa Gugala- 1851 Staff

Professor Paul DeBole hosted speaker Nathanial Shick on Tuesday, April 9 in Stoller.  Shick is the commander of the U.S.S. Constitution and has been in the United States Navy for 19 years.  The U.S.S. Constitution is, as Commander Shick described her, “…a U.S. native.”  She gained her prestige and fame over the course of many naval battles, specifically the battle of 1812.

At the time of the American Revolution, on the federal level, the country did not have the shipbuilding capacity it needed.  The U.S. relied on its maritime cities such as Salem, Gloucester, Boston, and others to provide subscription frigates.  Money was raised and then the frigates were turned over to the continental congress to manage the campaign.

According to Shick, at the time the Articles of Confederation were signed, the U.S. had the second largest merchant fleet.  “Our livelihood was dependent upon the maritime trade at the time,” he said.  After the U.S. Constitution was signed, President Washington petitioned Congress in 1794 for initial funds for six frigates.  “Three which are 44-guns…and three were 36-guns.  The Constitution was one of the 44-gun ships of the time,” said Shick.

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A one-sided history Reply

Marissa Gugala- News editor 

In honor of Women’s History Month, Brennan Library has displayed a series of photographs that feature well-known, female liberal politicians.  The display features headshots of four women who appear on the March edition of Rolling Stone Magazine: Ilhan Omar, Jahana Hayes, Nancy Pelosi, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  The display, though done in good faith is a catalyst for conservative marginalization.

According to the Cambridge Dictionary, to marginalize someone is “…to treat someone or something as if they are not important.”  Lasell has been doing their best to address issues such as racial marginalization on campus.  They have even implemented different programs in hopes of making students of color feel welcome on campus.

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