Village couple circles the globe Reply

Erik and Antoinette Stapper pose with a tiger cub on one of their trips. The couple has traveled to more than 10 countries and takes two trips per year.
Photo courtesy of Erik and Antoinette Stapper.

By Morgan Brittney Austin — 1851 Staff

Twice per year, Erik and Antoinette Stapper pack several weeks’ worth of clothing into one suitcase and leave their home at Lasell Village. The couple, who has been married for 52 years, has been ticking countries and states off their list of places to go since Erik and Antoinette first went to Washington, D.C., for their honeymoon. More…

Letter to the editors: Another look at model size Reply

Dear Editors,
Although it’s true the Fashion Department does not turn away models because of their size, neither are students directly encour- aged to use larger models.

Also, the use of larger models is difficult, not only because there are very few plus-sized models who end up in the LOOKBOOK, but also because students don’t learn how to de- sign for people of ALL sizes, here meaning thin versus plus-sized. Many times, students leave Pattern Generation 1 (the basic pattern draft- ing class for design students) confused about how to actually draft patterns, due to the teaching styles of certain professors. Sophomores tell freshmen “Don’t bother saving your patter ns because they’re wrong anyway. You’ ll have to redo them next year.” More…

Zach Wahls, LGBT advocate, comes to campus 1

Zach Wahls gained fame after a speech he delivered to the Iowa House of Representatives.
Photo courtesy of Molly Brennan

By Mary Pavlu — Features Editor

Zack Wahls did not realize standing up for what he believed in would change his world or make him a national hero and YouTube celebrity. The 20-year-old engineering student at the University of Iowa, brought up by two mothers, was asked to speak during a public forum on House Joint Resolution 6 in the Iowa House of Representatives on January 31. More…

Opinion: Intramural sports lack variety, promotion 1

Illustration by Alex Ferri

By Zach Gray — Sports Editor

For many students, involvement in organized sports ended upon receiving high school diplomas. As for Lasell’s student-athletes, many have played multiple organized sports, either in high school or in recreational leagues before college. In most cases, the student-athletes must commit to one sport at Lasell. But for anyone who has been involved in sports, the desire to participate in competitive athletics is still present. More…

“Hunger Games” presents action, grit Reply

“The Hunger Games,” which opened on March 23, featured a fantastic cast, including Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson, and a strong plot that appeals to all audiences.
Photo courtesy of IMDB.com

By Natalie Kfoury — A&E Editor

Suzanne Collins’ post-apocalyptic world of Panem came alive when “The Hunger Games” was released in theaters on March 23. The film, directed by Gary Ross, is an adaptation of the first in a trilogy of the same name, and earned between $25-30 million during the midnight and 3 a.m. showings, according to Variety. More…

Editor’s Column: Receiving acceptance Reply

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

Going to college in the Boston area was not something my parents wanted me to do. They thought it would mean more money spent in the long run for an education that mirrored what I could’ve had at a more local school. And while the majority of my graduating senior class chose other (cheaper) paths, most of them being com- munity colleges, I took a leap of faith.

Were my parents happy with my decision at the time? Not at all. Scholarship money helped, but they still assumed going to a state school would have been a better option for me. I stood my ground and continued to preach that leaving my rural town in Maine, where driving 45 min- utes to civilization is the norm, was the best option for me. The thought of an internship and the hope that spending four years in the city would make for an easier transition into a job after grad- uation were the things I dreamed of. I wasn’t go- ing to stop until I reached my goal. More…

Opinion: New sports grille should be part of meal plan Reply

By Brandon Chase — Opinion Editor

Students can expect big changes and more options for their food service when the renovation of Valentine Dining Hall is completed before the 2012-2013 academic year. A new look and dining choices will revive the atmosphere of the primary on-campus dining location.

One of these new options is a sports grille, which will occupy what is now the 1851 section of the dining hall. The sports grille will be open until midnight and have multiple flat screen televisions broadcasting sports games for students. However, students will not be able to use their meal plan after dining hours, which end at 7:45 p.m.

If the new sports grille is about offering more on-campus dining options, mak- ing it meal plan-accessible should be one of them. College students do not have much disposable income, so spending more money on food is not always a wise decision. More…

Relay for Life to return Reply

By Brandon Chase — Opinion Editor

After raising more than $10,000 in its inaugural year at Lasell in 2011, Relay for Life will return to de Witt Hall. The event, which raises money and awareness for cancer, will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 30, and conclude the following day at 7 a.m.

The relay is coordinated by the class of 2013, with junior Holly Irvin as the chair. So far, the 20 teams that make up this year’s relay have raised approximately $6,000, and the goal is to raise $10,000 before the day of the event. Junior Catie Prince, co-chair of the Entertainment Committee, said the organizers have made plenty of improvements to make this year even better.

“I think this year will be more successful just because we knew what went wrong last year and what went right, so we knew what to change,” Prince said. More…