Kait Quinn – 1851 Staff
When a student first visits Lasell College and hears “every student is required to do an internship to graduate,” there is not much excitement. The idea of doing a part-time job for free, in return for college credit is not everyone’s dream.
But when the same student hears Lasell College was ranked in U.S. News’ “10 Colleges With the Highest Rate of Student Internships,” in 2013, the desire to complete an internship seems to outweigh the dreadfulness. More…
Vice President of Student Affairs Diane Austin is a vintage clothing afficionado and picks up many pieces during her travels in the country and around the world. (Photo by Danielle Cutillo)
Danielle Cutillo – 1851 Staff
Some may know Diane Austin as the Vice President of Student Affairs who is in her 19th year here at Lasell. “I came to Lasell because of the wonderful opportunity to take on responsibility and to grow,” said Austin. She describes her days at Lasell as challenging, exciting, and always changing.
What some might not know about Austin is her love of traveling and fashion. Austin caught the “travel bug” after almost 14 years of being married and realized there was so much more she wanted to experience. More…
Morgan Austin – Copy Editor
After several strong showings in meets this fall, the men and women’s cross country teams traveled to Saint Joseph’s College in Standish, ME to compete for the 2013 GNAC Cross Country Championships. The men’s team placed fifth, while the women’s team placed sixth.
Jessica Smith and Rachel Knuth were the top two finishers for the women’s team. Smith finished at 22:48 and Knuth finished at 23:13. For the men’s team, the two top finishers were Alex Weselcouch, finishing at 29:12 and Cameron Wiewel at 29:41. More…
Johnny’s Luncheonette serves up tasty meals with homestyle favorites and excells with specialty items like milkshakes.
Samantha Greaves – 1851 Staff
Once you walk into Johnny’s Luncheonette, a short walk from the Newton Centre T stop, you will feel like you are being transported back to the 60’s with the restaurant’s old-school American vibe.
The ambience of the diner is comparable to the very popular chain restaurant Johnny Rocket’s, but less theatrical and with more of a simple hometown vibe. The music playing was reminiscent to the time period and was relaxing while still being upbeat. More…
Christina Alario – 1851 Staff
The Diversity and Inclusion Committee (D&IC) is in its third year, however, it’s devel- oped without much recognition. The committee hosted several events to promote diversity and unity on campus.
Formed in 2011 by Professors Jenifer Drew and Jerry Madkins, the D&IC was formed “to educate our community about issues of diversity and including community members who might otherwise feel left out,” according to Reverend Thomas Sullivan, an active member and leader of the D&IC.
In its first year, the Committee hosted a “Unity in the Community” breakfast in honor of Black History Month and the following year put on a play entitled “Spinning Into Butter,” which addressed racism on college campuses.
This year, Drew said, “the D&IC has begun to become what Jerry and I hoped it would be: a place where students, staff, and faculty felt comfortable bringing their own experiences of discrimination – what social scientists call ‘microaggressions’ – to light.” More…
Marian and Raymond Desautels are Lasell
Village residents who have been married for
62 years. (Photo by Reginah Sanyu)
Reginah Sanyu – 1851 Staff
“He called me at work and asked me to a Boston University hockey game and I said ‘yes,’” said Marian Desautels. “No I actually walked into your work and asked you whether you wanted to go to a hockey game,” responded her husband Raymond Desautels. “Oh, I thought you called. I like sports so I said yes anyways,” Marian replied playfully.
The Desautels have been living at Lasell Village for 13 years. However, they have been married for 62 years. “I cannot believe it has been this long,” Marian said. “If it is a true commitment, then you can make it work.” More…
Photos by Natalie Kfoury
Lasell College celebrated its 162nd birthday, otherwise known as Founders Day. Valentine Dining Hall served cupcakes, cookies, and punch, as well as recognized the college’s history with vintage photos hung around the dining hall.The event was host by the Office of Alumni Relations and the Alumni Board of Management.
Lasell was founded as Auburndale Female Seminary by Edward Lasell in 1851. The school was renamed Lasell Female Seminary in 1852. In 1932, the school was renamed to Lasell Junior College. Two-year associates degrees were offered from 1943-1989, until the college became a four-year institution. In 1997, Lasell began admitting male students. Five years later in 2002, the college began offering Master’s degrees.
Photos by Tom Horak
The women’s soccer team defeated Suffolk University 6-1 in the GNAC championship. The victory gives the women’s team its fourth straight conference title, a Lasell record. Junior Bridget Lynch scored three goals in the match, giving her the Lasell single-season scoring record of 33 goals. Her twin sister Kayla scored twice in the match.