Brandon Chase – Managing Editor
In his 1796 farewell address to the nation, President George Washington said:
“However [political parties] may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion.”
Washington said that political parties are nothing but groups of people who are corrupt and want nothing more than their beliefs to be superior. It is because of this quote that Washington is my favorite president. Our first commander-in-chief realized this about identifying oneself as Democratic or Republican more than 200 years before 43 other men failed to do so. More…
Natalie Kfoury – Co-editor-in-chief
On October 4, Lasell continued its celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Woody Guthrie, the iconic American singer-songwriter and folk music legend, by hosting the Woody Guthrie Jam. Lead by Professor Lorraine Hammond, the event turned the Yamawaki Gallery into a very inviting space where anyone could pick up an instrument and sing to join in on the fun.
Mike Skelton – 1851 Staff
Machado (above) returned on senior day to play 45 minutes but was held out of Lasell’s next game on October 15 against the University of St Joseph.Photo By Scott LaPier
During a 5-1 win over Rivier College on September 25, senior Emily Machado of sustained what could possibly be a season-ending injury. With the team looking for a third straight Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) title, Machado is hoping the team will extend the season long enough for her to return one last time. More…
Cait Fitzgerald & Ashlyn Curley – 1851 Staff
Lasell’s Center for Community-Based Learning (CCBL) created Food for Thought, a new program this semester that invites members of the campus to come into the CCBL’s office in Klingbeil House to discuss topics on civility and leadership.Photo By Kristina Kaufmann
Lasell’s Center for Community Based Learning (CCBL) launched a new program this year called “Food for Thought,” which meets every Tuesday during common hours in Klingbeil House.
The program, facilitated by Amy Greene, focuses on discussion topics for students to talk about civility and leadership. More…
Kristina Kaufmann – Photo Edtior
Ken Hardy, a distinguished Donahue Scholar, speaks to the Lasell campus about race. Photo by Kristina Kaufmann
Ken Hardy, a distinguished Donahue Scholar, spoke to students and faculty in deWitt Hall on October 2.
His speech encouraged students to be more aware of race and talk about it freely without feeling uncomfortable. More…
Casey O’Brien – Washington Correspondent
It comes every four years, and now, for a limited time, it’s back: election season. It’s time for snarky advertisements about the other opponent, debates, and last-minute campaigning. No one is off limits, not even Big Bird.
Being in Washington, D.C. for election season is an experience that I am happy to be able to live out. Public figures are flocking to the city as many political superstars were recently in the area to analyze the debates, and more will come in November. More…
Jacob Bell & Alex Dixon – 1851 Staff
A student panel presented a seminar on “Does My Vote Really Matter?” on October 9 in the Rosen Auditorium.
The seminar was comprised of independent and undecided students who presented a combination of political views and facts to support whether student votes count or not. The hour-long panel consisted of Ninwa Hanna, Kevin Lilly, Matthew Evans, Ginna Giraldo, and was moderated by Democrat Sammy Rastagh, a Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology. Tables were set up outside the seminar, allowing students to register to vote in November and receive absentee ballots. More…
Brian Roach – 1851 Staff
The rugby club in action against Westfield. Photo By Kristina Kaufmann
The Rugby Club has been competing for the past three seasons and many of the upperclassmen have remained dedicated to the team.
Last fall, the Lasers finished with a 5-0 regular season record to earn a Division IV playoff berth. This year, the team is 2-2 with their most recent defeat to the Westfield State Owls on October 13, during Family, Friends and Alumni Weekend, by a score of 32-7. More…