Mourning the loss of basketball star 1

Sean Bertanza passed away in December of 2012. The campus honored his memory with a memorial service and ceremony before the January 23 basketball game against Albertus Magnus. Photo Courtesy of Christina Mazzone

Sean Bertanza passed away in December of 2012. The campus honored his memory with a memorial service and ceremony before the January 23 basketball game against Albertus Magnus. Photo Courtesy of Christina Mazzone

Zac VierraCo-Editor-in-Chief

When walking across the Lasell campus Sean Bertanza didn’t look like a star basketball player. Usually wearing sweatpants, his New York Yankee beanie, and sporting a lumberjack-like beard he looked more like a homeless man than the captain of the men’s hoops team.

He also didn’t act like the star. He wasn’t arrogant and he didn’t brag. Instead he was just Sean: a laid back prankster who always had fun and made time for everyone who was important in his life.

Bertanza passed away peacefully last December at the age of 22. He was only months away from graduating. More…

Burst pipe damages radio station 7

Damage shown from the burst pipe in the newly renovated Lasell College Radio Station. The incident happened on January 4 when a pipe froze and burst, damaging equipment.Photo by Justin Miller

Damage shown from the burst pipe in the newly renovated Lasell College Radio Station. The incident happened on January 4 when a pipe froze and burst, damaging equipment.Photo by Justin Miller

Casey O’BrienNews Editor

After finally unveiling the new Lasell College Radio Station (LCR) in the newly renovated Valentine Dining Hall last semester, its success was short-lived when a pipe burst inside the studio in January. The road to re-opening will be long, but LCR isn’t backing down. More…

Seth Millman weighs in, looks back, pushes forward Reply

Natalie KfouryCo-Editor-in-Chief

Seth Millman, sophomore Graphic Design major, sits down in Valentine Dining Hall for breakfast. This time last year, his plate would’ve been filled with bacon, home fries, and bagels with a glass of sugary juice by its side. He would have eaten that plate quickly, and returned to the counters for seconds, maybe even thirds.

But not this year. Not today. More…

Editor’s Corner: The hardest story Reply

Zac VierraCo-Editor-in-Chief

Writing obituaries is a part of journalism. In a journalism class my professor even made us write a fictional obituary about ourselves. It was a fun project designed to get us to learn the art of writing about someone’s life.

Papers such as “The Boston Globe” and “The New York Times” are filled each day with obituaries, many of whom are people who died of old age.

When a college newspaper has to run an obituary, the situation is always much more sad. More…

Bidding adieu to childhood trophies Reply

Zachary GraySports Editor

“How was your break?” If I had a nickel for every time I heard that the first week back this semester, I could pay off tuition. For anyone who is actually interested, my winter break was decent. The big activity I did over the month off wasn’t New Year’s, nor was it Christmas. It wasn’t traveling or seeing friends. No, the big thing I did over break was throwing out my old Little League participation trophies. More…