Summer interns face money woes Reply

By Tom Tighe — 1851 Staff

How much would you pay to work? The concept isn’t as farfetched as it may sound. Lasell has been encouraging students to take summer internships for credit. However, there is a catch — if you would like Lasell to recognize your in­ternship, be prepared to pay a pretty penny.

If you took a summer class or internship, you would be forced to pay hundreds of dollars to the college to receive credits for the internship course. However, if you were to take your intern­ship during the fall semester, you wouldn’t have to pay any additional money for the credits, since it would be during the school year. Yes, there is an online class included, but most of the credits are earned working as an intern.

This leaves many students in a difficult finan­cial spot. Financial aid wouldn’t be accepted over the summer, leaving students in a tough situation. Two remaining options would be to take an ad­ditional private loan, or for the student to take the money out of their Stafford Loan. Taking from your Stafford Loan may prove difficult though, with most Stafford Loans being used up by the summer, according to Brittany Baker, Student Fi­nancial Planning Coordinator.

While I applaud Lasell for allowing stu­dents to take courses and internships this sum­mer, it has raised a difficult scenario. With more classes being wait-listed, it leaves the possibility that students could be forced to take required classes during the summer in order to graduate on time. It has the potential to significantly raise the cost of tuition.

If Lasell was willing to significantly reduce the cost of courses over the summer, it may en­courage more participation when it comes to in­ternships and summer classes. While Lasell offers an array of great resources that help students join the work force, it seems counterproductive to have to pay Lasell to work as an intern.

Men’s volleyball finishes season strong Reply

The men's volleyball team finished their season with a 3-0 win against Mount Ida. Vicenty Ithier goes for the kill for the Lasers.
Photo by Kristina Kaufmann

By Sarah Andler —1851 Staff

The men’s volleyball team completed its season with a strong 3-0 victory over Mount Ida, winning the sets 25-11, 25-15, and 25-15. Junior Alex Mill led the offense with 12 kills, as freshman Matt Dugan added 24 assists. Ida’s Spencer Hastings led his team with eight digs. More…

Cupcake shop serves delectable sweets Reply

By Alex Ferri — Photo Editor

Sweet Cupcakes is an attractive shop with windows decorated with pink and red paper heart chains. Brown boxes made tiers for little pink cupcakes and the word “Sweet” is printed on the window. From just a mere glance, a Newbury Street passersby is just dying to go inside and try a cupcake or two.

I walked into a quaint little store with one of the most beautiful cupcake display cases I had ever seen. I was a kid in cupcake heaven. Along with their everyday lineup of cupcakes like Dark Chocolate, Organic Karat, and the Sweet Cake, they have different sets of seasonal cupcakes. More…

Local, student designers take part in fashion show for charity Reply

Junior Jenna Bogdan models in the Birthday Wishes Fashion Show, where student collections and local Boston designs were shown
Photo by Kristina Kaufmann

By Cait Fitzgerald — 1851 Staff

Lasell hosted a fashion show to raise money for Birthday Wishes, a nonprofit organization, dedicated to giving homeless children memorable birthdays. Collections included creations by some of Lasell’s student designers, as well as donations by local Boston stores and designers.

The fashion show was divided into themed chapters. The first chapter was Leisure to Luxury, which started with Calypso St. Barth of Boston. St. Barth’s collection was made up of flirty tribal prints for spring.
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Transgender man educates campus Reply

Chris Miller speaks at de Witt Hall
Photo by Mary Pavlu

By Mary Pavlu — Features Editor

Chris Miller has been married to a woman for 20 years, has two sons, and looks like an average man. From his ap­pearance, you would never guess that Miller is actually a transgender man.

“I knew my whole life that I’ve been a man,” said Miller, 52. “I believe I was assigned the wrong sex.” More…

Softball team swept on senior day Reply

By Brandon Chase — Opinion Editor

The Rivier College softball team spoiled the final regular season home games for seniors Talia DeChiara, Jacqui Saluti and Marissa McHugh, losing 11-7 and 13-4 in a doubleheader on Sunday, April 22.

In the first game of a the twin bill, Rivier quickly jumped out to a 5-0 lead after the first inning thanks to RBI doubles by sophomores Catherine Roy and Kelsey Goodridge, and junior Melissa Mercier. The Raiders tacked on two more runs in the second inning and three in the fourth to increase their lead to 10-0 heading into the bottom of the fourth. Lasell starter, junior Alison Saluti, pitched 3.1 innings, allowed 10 runs (all of them earned) on 10 hits, while striking out three and walk­ing two batters. More…

Globe film critic talks future of film Reply

Ty Burr, a film critic for The Boston Globe, spoke with Lasell students about the future of film in a presentation at de Witt Hall.
Photo courtesy of ew.com

By Casey O’Brien — News Editor

Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr spoke about the future of the film industry in mid-April at de Witt Hall. The presentation, called “The Future of Movies,” was co-sponsored by the Donahue Institute for Values and Public Life and the Communication Department.

Burr has been a critic at the Globe since 2002, and previously worked at Entertainment Weekly for 11 years. He is also currently an adjunct professor at Boston University, teaching several classes in film. More…

Student dreams of running marathon Reply

Meghan Missett, a Lasell senior, is a runner with hopes to one day compete in the Boston Marathon.
Photo Courtesy of Kayla McKenna

By Zac Vierra — Copy Editor 

Each year on Marathon Monday, thousands of run­ners pass the Lasell College campus on their journey from Hopkinton to Bos­ton. As the runners turn from Route 16 to Com­monwealth Ave, hundreds of Lasell students line the road to cheer on the ath­letes. While most students are happy being spectators of the Boston Marathon, senior Meghan Missett dreams of running the 26.2 mile route in the future.

Missett, who is a mem­ber of the Lasell track and cross-country teams, typical­ly runs 3-12 miles each day. One of the routes she runs on a regular basis includes Com­monwealth Ave. at roughly the 17.5-mile mark of the marathon she hopes to com­pete in some day. More…