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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Staff members, Megan Palumbo and Dana Sutcliffe are getting fired up for the Super Bowl! Watch them go around campus asking other students what they think will go down at Super Bowl LLI. Vote in the poll below what you think the final score will be!
Lasell junior Olivia Angerosa spent the 2017 fall semester exploring Europe while studying abroad in Florence, Italy. Check out her travel video below to see the adventures she embarked on while overseas:
Disclaimer: we do not own the rights to any of the soundtracks used in the video.
As the school year starts back up again so do Lasell’s clubs and organisations! On Tuesday January 23, 2018 each group set up their own booth at the Spring Activities Fair held in the Athletic Center. The fair is great for learning about on-campus involvement. (All names are left to right)
The Lasell Spartones Acapella group — Kara Hemmingway, Melissa Rissetto, Paris Adams, Olivia Martin
Campus Police/ RAD Self-Defense Programs — Officer Fay, Officer Langmeyer
PRIDE Club — Ashlyn Eaton, Lizzy Leahy, Jon Eroh
Lasell College Radio — Matt Berentsen, Ryan Saber, Taylor Langmead
Lasell Environmental Action Force — Lisa D’Angelo, Armando Machado Jr.
Professor Anne Vallely showcases her office collection. Photo by Jessica Lindell
Professor Anne Vallely is one of the most influential professors in the fashion department. Her call to fashion first came from designing her own dresses as a young age before becoming experienced in modeling and fashion retail. She currently balances teaching fashion and an interior design occupation.
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Last month, the Science and Technology Center opened its doors for classes, and the students have been adjusting to the building’s innovative features. Check out this month’s “Student on the Street” video with LCTV asks students what they think about the STC.
Lasell offers numerous options available for food on campus, and it is easy to find a suitable breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snack anywhere on campus. The photos presented here highlight various dining choices that the Lasell community can access, such as the Valentine Dining Hall, Einstein’s Bagels, “Take 3” in the Glow Lounge, and the newly innovated campus Starbucks. All photos by Emily Carroll.
Valentine Dining Hall’s tater tots and eggs are usually a breakfast favorite among students.
Jessica Pascucci (left) and Christina Green (right) sample the Saudi Arabian cuisine offered at lunch in Valentine Dining Hall.
Chartwell employees put in a lot of time and detail when preparing omelettes in the Valentine Dining Hall.
Elizabeth Savikas uses the touch screen fountain to get some Coca- Cola at the Valentine dining hall.
Students wait in line for tater tots at breakfast in Valentine Dining Hall.
The Glow Lounge in Winslow Academic Center continuously restocks their food options weekly .
Students wait anxiously in the long line at the new on-campus Starbucks in the Science and Technology Center.
Einstein Bros Bagels, located in Arnow Campus Center, is one of the dining options where students can use their dining dollars to purchase bagels, sandwiches, coffee, and a “Take 3” meal.
The coffee selection at Einstein’s helps get students through the day.
Einstein’s restocks their bagel and pastry options regularly after the morning rush.
A student opens up an egg and cheese on a bagel from Einstein’s in Arnow Campus Center.