Vote for the person, not the party Reply

Brandon ChaseManaging 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…

Campus jams to Guthrie Reply

Natalie Kfoury – Co-editor-in-chief

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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.

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Machado aims for playoff comeback 1

Mike Skelton1851 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…

Food for Thought program provides tasty discussion 2

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…

Donahue Scholar talks race Reply

Kristina KaufmannPhoto 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…

Election season in Washington Reply

Casey O’BrienWashington 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…

Panel encourages voting Reply

Jacob Bell & Alex Dixon1851 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…

Rugby looks back, pushes forward Reply

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…