Buildings get a facelift, and a lift Reply

Casey O’Brien – Managing Editor

This summer, both Woodland Hall and Carpenter House received makeovers, just in time for students to move in. Residents of both buildings will find improvements beneficial, including an elevator in Woodland.

The bathrooms located in the south end of Woodland Hall have been completely redone. According to Chris Faulkner, Woodland and Carpenter’s Area Coordinator, the bathrooms “are now more comparable to our newer residence halls.”   More…

Lasell adds new majors Reply

Emily M. Kochanek – News Editor

As Massachusetts nears a decision to grant three casino licenses for vying entertainment companies, Lasell has intuitively added the first casino management major in the state to the hospitality department. Lasell hopes the connected learning approach will better the program and set it apart from other two-year programs, according to Vice President Jim Ostrow via an interview on WBUR. More…

Class of 2017 moves in with hopes, ambition, and luggage 1

Photos courtesy of Kait Quinn

Emily M. Kochanek – News Editor

The Class of 2017 moved onto campus on September 6, eager to settle into college life. According to Dean of Admissions James Tweed, the enrollment for the first-years stands at 430 students, slightly less than the record-setting 558 students last year.

Dip in enrollment is normal, said Tweed, “It’s not an exact science.” Lasell has kept the numbers of enrolled students consistent to ensure class size and ability to use connected learning within small classrooms. “We’re looking at no fluctuations,” Tweed said. He also added that the institution is healthy and growing at a steady pace. More…

Better with age Reply

Natalile Kfoury – Co-Editor-in-Chief

Something felt different when I stepped onto the Lasell campus this year. I wasn’t expecting to feel any different, as I am in my third year, everything feels comfortable, and nothing feels final as would be expected in one’s senior year. However, I felt different looking around at the familiar buildings, faces, and roads. The best way I can put it is that Lasell gets better and better to come back to each year.

This isn’t to say that Lasell was awful to come back to last year and the excitement of moving in was subpar my freshman year. And I don’t think that it is just because this past summer seemed really long and I was more than thrilled to be back here. Rather that I have come to understand that the people here work hard throughout the summer to make Lasell all the more inviting in the fall.  More…

Back to football 1

Zachary Gray – Co-Editor-in-Chief

The best season is finally here: autumn. The air gets cooler, days become shorter, trees lose leaves, and my farmer’s tan will even out to a beautiful pasty white. Summer’s blistering heat finally dissipates, as comfortable weather settles in for a few months. It’s a time where I can say goodbye to sunburns, dysfunctional air conditioners in my bedroom, and dehydration. Don’t get me wrong; I love the summer. I mean, who couldn’t? But, with the departure of summer comes the arrival of one thing: football.

That’s right, the most popular sport is back and my favorite team has started off on the right foot. There’s nothing like watching 22 players battling it out on the pitch. The goals, corner kicks, and saves are just some of the things that make the 90 minutes of play exciting every fall. Wait, did you think I was talking about the NFL? I should have said soccer. More…

Students serve lemonade to battle pediatric cancer 1

Kayli Hertel – Features Editor

September is a month of many things. It is the month when leaves begin to change colors and students head back to campus for the year, but it is also known as Childhood Cancer Awareness month. On Wednesday, September 18 students Danielle Cutillo and Colby Gilman will be holding a lemonade stand on the lawn of the Center for Community-Based Learning (CCBL) to raise money for the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.

The organization began with Alexandra “Alex” Scott, a young girl who began selling lemonade after her fourth birthday to raise money for pediatric cancer. While Scott had a specific type of cancer known as neuroblastoma, she vowed to help raise money for kids with all types of pediatric cancer. More…

Athletic staff presented with conference awards Reply

Zachary Gray – Co-Editor-in-Chief

Athletic Director Kristy Walter and Sports Information Director Todd Montana were both presented administrative awards for the 2012-2013 academic year by the Great Northeast Athletic Conference. The conference’s athletic directors named Walter Executive of the Year following a vote, as Montana was tabbed as the GNAC’s SID of the Year.

During the 2012-13 year, Lasell added men’s and women’s track and field to increase the number of sports to 17. Walter also saw the women’s soccer and women’s lacrosse teams capture GNAC Championships. Along with winning their third straight GNAC title, the soccer team also won their first NCAA tournament game in the program’s history with their 3-1 victory over nationally ranked Amherst College. More…

Extreme Makeover: Taylor Field Edition Reply

This summer, Taylor Field went through a large-scale makeover. The field was dug up and re-graded, a new drainage and irrigation system was installed, and the entire field is covered in new sod. Because the sod was not settled into the ground, both men’s and women’s soccer played their first few home homes on Grellier FIeld.

This summer, Taylor Field went through a large-scale makeover. The field was dug up and re-graded, a new drainage and irrigation system was installed, and the entire field is covered in new sod. Because the sod was not settled into the ground, both men’s and women’s soccer played their first few home homes on Grellier FIeld. (Photo by Natalie Kfoury)