Zac Vierra — Co-Editor-in-Chief
I was born on December 25, 1990. You would think that would automatically make Christmas my favorite holiday. For most of my years growing up, Christmas was at the top of the list. I got double presents (most of the time, but that’s a story for another day) so no holiday could possibly be better.
But I have a confession to make: sorry Christmas, but I have moved on. Thanksgiving is simply better in my eyes. More…
Emily Kochanek – 1851 Staff
The annual Lasell College Radio Creeps N’ Ghouls dance, hosted in de Witt Hall on Halloween, has been shrouded in rumors after a riotous night. An estimated 753 students, including their off-campus guests, attended the dance that resulted in a mass evacuation. More…
Brandon Chase – Managing Editor
President Michael Alexander unveiled the college’s new strategic plan, “Vision 2017,” in October 2011 and many of its goals have been achieved or are on their way to being accomplished. More…
Actress Kaiulani Lee speaks to students, faculty, and Lasell Village residents during the Talk of Ages, “A Sense of Wonder” event. Photo By Kristina Kaufmann
Kristina Kaufmann and Kayli Hertel – Photo Editor and 1851 Staff
“We all think we can’t make a difference, yes we can,” said actress Kaiulani Lee at the Talk of Ages, “A Sense of Wonder” event on Friday, November 9, in Rosen Auditorium. The event was centered on bringing recognition to Rachel Carson, an influential author and environmental activist. The event focused on Carson’s novel, Silent Spring, which reflected on the chemical industry’s use of pesticides and America’s contemporary environmental movement. More…
Mary Pavlu – Features Editor
Graduation is a day of achievement, growth and celebration. It’s also celebrated with a commencement speaker, and past years have included successors such as the CEO of Talbots and Scott Brown, as well as the latest speaker, Barney Frank. Timid graduates on the verge of entering the real world look to the speaker for insight, motivation, and positivity. More…
By Jake Bell and Tom Tighe – Copy Editor and 1851 Staff
Election results announced on Tuesday, November 6 revealed that Barack Obama was re-elected as President of the United States. It was an election that impacted many on a broad range of issues, including students at Lasell.
“I thought that the popular vote was right on point, thought it would be close. However I thought that the electoral vote was going to be reversed,” said senior Michael Mahoney. With President Obama winning the popular vote 50 to 48 percent, and the electoral vote 303 to 206, he convincingly secured his spot as our nation’s President.
While Obama ran a campaign stressing change in America, some feel that it’s a different kind of change this nation needs. “Well you’re obviously rooting for the guy you vote for,” said registered Republican voter and senior Matt McCarthy. “Obama had promised change and I feel he fell short on delivering all of his promises. I saw Romney as a good candidate.”
Barack Obama passed the Student Loan Reform Act in 2010 saving students more than $60 billion. This reform decreases student monthly payments and forgives debt after twenty years of timely payments. “I still feel worried about my student loan payments,” said Frank Leone. “It made this election very relevant for me knowing my loans and how I paid for them were at stake.”
Students organized across campus to watch the election results. “A bunch of us were watching the election together,” said senior Paige Seavey. “Some of us wanted Romney to win and others wanted the president to get re-elected for another term. It was starting to get late when the results came out but we didn’t mind staying up for them.”
“In the weeks ahead, I also look forward to sitting down with Governor Romney to talk about where we can work together to move this country forward,” the president said in his victory speech.
Students hope to see a positive result from the election, an election that they were encouraged to participate in throughout the school year. “I’m interested to see what will happen in the next four years,” said Mahoney. “I feel it will be like the past four years with the divided House unless our elected leaders can come together.”
Natalie Kfoury – Co-Editor-in-Chief
“Bond is Back” proclaims the tag line for “Skyfall,” the latest installment of the “James Bond” franchise. The 23rd film in the series is directed by Sam Mendes and stars Daniel Craig in his third appearance as James Bond, Javier Bardem as villain Raol Silva, and Judi Dench in her seventh appearance as M, the head of MI6. The movie meets and exceeds the standards of die-hard fans of the “James Bond” series. More…
Rob Davis, one of Lasell’s shuttle drivers, is known around campus for his friendly attitude. Photo By Zach Gray
By Zach Gray – Sports Editor
Every weekday, between the hours of 5 p.m. and 2 a.m., he drives around campus. His job is to transport students to various locations, as he contributes to Lasell’s free shuttle service. He may not know every student on campus and every student may not know him, but Robert Davis will greet every passenger like a longtime friend. It’s because of this friendliness that Rob has become an icon among the student body. More…