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.

The Scribe Tribe Presents “Circle Mirror Transformation” Reply

By Morgan Brittney Austin – 1851 Staff

Five strangers come together to take a six-week creative acting class to find out that they have more in common than they could’ve imagined. This is the plot for “Circle Mirror Transformation,” a play that Lasell College’s Scribe Tribe Performing Arts Group performed. Annie Baker’s Obie Award winning play, “Circle Mirror Transformation,” which is an Obie Award-winning play by Annie Barker, gets its title from an improvisational drama exercise.

Watching five people lay on the floor attempting to count to 10 may seem like a slow start for an opening scene, but as the play progresses and each character’s personality begins to unfold, the pace and interest increases.

The play takes place in Shirley, VT, where four students and their instructor participate in a six-week creative acting class. Throughout the six weeks, the members engage in self-discoveries that not only help them learn about themselves, but also about each other through the exercises they engage in. More…

Lasell Crime Log: March 28-April 20 Reply

By Zac Vierra – Copy Editor

At 3:45 a.m. on Wednesday, March 28 police reported a verbal dispute at Rockwell Hall. The Case is closed.

On Wednesday, March 28, police responded to a fire alarm at Holt Hall a 9:12 a.m. It was determined the alarm was set off accidentally by cooking.

On Wednesday, March 28, at 6:24 p.m. police responded to a motor vehicle accident at 80 Maple Street. The Case is closed.

At 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 29, police reported a 94C violation at Woodland Hall. Judicial sanctions were given.

On Thursday, March 29, police reported a 94C violation at Haskell House at 1:48 p.m. Judicial sanctions were given.

At 9:20 a.m. on Saturday, March 31 police reported a motor vehicle accident at the Central Street Lot. The case is closed. More…

Awards Banquet honors Lasers Reply

The Rugby Club won the Student Organization of the Year award at the 2012 Awards Banquet on April 19.
Photo by Kristina Kaufmann

By Kristina Kaufmann and Natalie Kfoury — Layout and A&E Editor

Students, faculty, administration, clubs, and organizations came together to celebrate the 2012 Awards Banquet on April 19. Presenters at the event, held in de Witt Hall, recognized students and clubs for their dedication and leadership.

In addition to presenting awards, the banquet also honored student groups, such as leadership students, peer mentors, orientation leaders, resident assistants, and athletes. More…

Lindsay Reilly finds success designing handbags 1

Junior Lindsay Reilly displays her handbags that she makes and sells.
Photo courtesy of Lindsay Reilly

By Mary Pavlu — Features Editor

Perhaps you’ve already seen vibrant, quilted bags on the arms of students and professors. What you may not know is that the designer behind these trendy handbags happens to be junior fashion merchandising major Lindsay Reilly. She always knew her career would involve fashion, but she could never have predicted she would have her own business by age 15. She started sewing at 8-years-old, and at 14, was the first “assistant” to be hired by her sewing teacher. From there, she became involved with small projects, like making curtains, cookie bags, and aprons for a local bakery in her hometown of Quincy, Mass. Soon, she developed the idea of making hand-bags, and a friend’s mother asked if she would like to sell them in her salon.

“From there, they took off,” said Reilly. More…