College students throughout New England disrupted by COVID-19 pandemic Reply

They reflect on how it was handled, how it affected them, and what’s to come.

By: Nicole Yeager & Essie Plouffe – 1851 Contributors

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The spring semester is always a busy, stressful, but exciting time on college campuses. March brings warmer weather, spring sports season openers, and for seniors, commencement seems like it’s looming right around the corner.

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What’s your media diet? Reply

By Avery StankusEditor-in-Chief

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Do you know what’s going on around the world? What are the most common symptoms of the virus? What precautions should you take? Whether the news is on all day while working from home or notifications come in when there’s an update, chances are most people know the answers to these COVID-19—related questions. But here’s a question: Where are you getting your news? While being educated on all things coronavirus is important, it may also be worth looking at how you’re consuming the media. More…

How to: Online classes Reply

By Ruth KehindeDigital Editor

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Essentials needed to stay focused while doing online classes. Photo courtesy of John Hopkins University.

Since the hit of COVID-19, students were forced to make the transition from going to class in classrooms to clicking into class via Zoom. With being stuck at home, it can get a bit challenging to focus in a place that may feel like a comfort zone.  Here are five ways on how to stay focused while learning from home:

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Basketball is more than a Game Reply

By Josh Wolmer1851 Staff

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Conner Peters, the team manager, watches on as the Lasers warm-up for their Conference matchup against Anna Maria. Photo by: Josh Wolmer

This is Connor Peters, he is a sports management major at Lasell and has a minor in coaching.  On-campus, he is a part of the radio station and works athletics games. If there is one big thing you need to know about him, is that he lives and breathes Boston sports, mainly the Celtics.  

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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.