Runway 2012 showcases senior styles Reply

Senior Liz Taber’s line, “Rotten’s Dolls,” was inspired by rocker Johnny Rotten.
Photo by Natalie Kfoury

By Marie-Elise Bliss — 1851 Staff

 

Saturday, April 28, was the premiere of Lasell’s senior collections in the Athletic Cen­ter; the final showcase of student’s last four years was squeezed in a two-and-a-half min­ute presentation by each student designer.

The gym was transformed from a bas­ketball court into a full-blown runway set, thanks to Lecturer Peter Watson’s Interior Design class. The seats were filled with family members, friends, peers, profes­sors, and industry professionals. More…

Last Call for Walberg Reply

Brett Walberg (on saxophone) and his supporting musicians played in a performance titled “Brett Walberg’s Last Call.” The show marked Walberg’s final performance at Lasell as he and the others played original songs and covers that spanned his college career.
Photo by Natalie Kfoury

By Natalie Kfoury — A&E Editor

Senior Brett Walberg gave his final musical performance at Lasell on April 26 at an event entitled “Brett Walberg’s Last Call.” After four years of perform­ing at receptions and in pit band, Wal­berg presented all the music he has played during his time at Lasell in a touching and inti­mate performance in Yamawaki. More…

2012 graduates share final thoughts Reply

Class of 2012,

It’s been real! We have seen the worst of times, as well as the best of times. For me, personally, it has been a growing ex­perience, and I have made some of the best friendships who will be with me forever. I have met some of the smartest and fun­niest people of my life here. It has been an honor to have class with most of you. I just want to say “Thank you” for all of the memories, and this time spent at Lasell will live with me forever.

— Javon Williams More…

Editor’s Column: Goodbye Lasell Reply

By Alyssa M. Lusky — Co-Editor-in-Chief

One word, two syllables, or seven letters are just a few ways to describe arguably one of the most hated words in the English language – goodbye. Goodbyes are something that I haven’t had to seriously think about for a while. For the past four years, it has mostly been “See you later” as we leave campus for the summer, knowing that we’ll be returning in the fall. Now, for the Class of 2012, we’re about to experience something different. When we say goodbye on May 13, we won’t be returning in September.

Saying goodbye to the place I’ve called “home” for the past four years, and the peo­ple I’ve called “family” hadn’t crossed my mind until last night.

Throughout college, I’ve been a “nanny” of sorts to many children throughout New­ton. However, there’s one family that sticks out among the rest because I’ve been with them for the past three years.

Last night was the last time I would ever take care of them. The now 7-year-old refused to brush her teeth and get ready for bed until I told her I would take her and her brother out for an ice cream cone before I moved in a couple of weeks. Without realizing it, I had just opened a can of worms. More…

Dishwasher throws in the towel Reply

Tony Spicer, 54, is retiring from his job as a dishwasher in Valentine Dining Hall. He’s worked in Lasell’s kitchen for 34 years and walked to work every day from his home in Newton
Photo courtesy of Christine Hubbard

By Jordan R. Mayblum — Co-Editor-in-Chief 

For 34 years, there was no mistaking when 8:30 a.m. had arrived in Valentine Dining Hall. Every day at that time for more than three decades, Tony Spicer was com­pleting his walk to work as a dishwasher. “I think that’s long enough,” Spicer said.

This May, the 54-year-old will make the walk for the last time as he prepares to retire from Lasell College. More…

GDL Seniors showcase final projects Reply

By Briana Nestor — Managing Editor

Graphic design seniors and the Graph­ic Design League (GDL) presented their final projects in the GDL Senior Show, held in Yamawaki Auditorium on April 24.

Students, professors, faculty, and parents of graphic designers filled the au­ditorium to watch a video presentation, made by senior Alissa Polillio for her final project, which detailed students’ inspira­tions for their final projects, and why they chose to major in graphic design. A display of the projects in the Wedeman Art Gal­lery and a food and drink reception fol­lowed the video presentation.

Students’ projects were conceptu­alized in a Senior Thesis Assignment and executed in a Senior Practicum Project, taught by Stephen Fischer, Assistant Pro­fessor of Graphic Design. The projects ranged from art campaigns to mock event planning companies to video games. More…

Winslow basement flooded, damage minimal Reply

By Brandon Chase — Opinion Editor

At approximately 6 p.m. Tuesday evening, a water pipe burst in Winslow Academic Center, flooding the ground floor.

In an e-mail sent to the Lasell community Wednesday morning, Vice President of Academic Affairs said the damaged was “minimized due to the immediate actions of Lasell staff and the Newton Fire Department.

Despite the small amount of damage, both Campus Police and the Putnam Faculty Center will be closed until further notice. Campus Police phone lines will remain in operation and faculty with offices in Putnam will be relocated to the Technology for Learning Center beneath the library.

Assistant Vice President for Finance Diane Parker said any payments going to Campus Police, such as parking fines, can be paid in the Business Office.