“America” the powerful Reply

By Colin Froment & Ruth Kehinde –  News Editor & 1851 Staff

Thirty Seconds to Mars’s fifth album “America” springs out multiple messages of activism and religious imagery throughout its verses. However, the album succeeds where others don’t; the band doesn’t allow their cries of hope to overshadow the strong quality of their music. 

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Thirty Seconds to Mars’s fifth album “America” features other popular artists such as A$AP Rocky and Halsey. Photo courtesy of Has it Leaked

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Lasell alum goes global with Team USA Reply

By James Macey – 1851 Staff

Lasell alum Alice O’Connor (‘17) recently experienced a rare opportuity – the chance to represent Team USA in the 2018 World Synchronized Skating Championship in Sweden in March.

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Alice O’Connor, who has been skating since age five, recently competed in the 2018 World Synchronized Skating Championship in Sweden. Photo courtesy of Alice O’Connor

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Students revamp Public Relations Alliance Reply

By Megan Palumbo & Morgan Van Wickler – Sports Editor & Art Director

The Public Relations Alliance (PRA) has returned and is certainly a force to be reckoned with. After a two-year hiatus, underclassmen have revived the organization and have big plans for their next few years being involved. 

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The Public Relations Alliance debuted on March 20, putting together a NESN’s Next Producer viewing party for finalists Greg Camillone and Allie Clancy. (L-R) James Kappatos, Communication Program Director Meryl Perlson, Carly Smith, Greg Camillone, Mary Fran Hansen, Allie Cancy, Lilly Rivera, Emily Long, and Taylor O’Neil. Photo courtesy of Matthew Searth

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The fight against hunger starts with “Empty Bowls” Reply

By Danielle Hogan – Arts Editor

Empty Bowls hosted their second community event on Friday April 13 in de Witt Hall. 

Guests were provided food, live entertainment and, for a $10 donation, a person could select a handcrafted ceramic bowl of their choice to take home. The group raised $1,500 to donate to the Centre Street Food Pantry in Newton, as efforts to fight hunger. 

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The Lasell Empty Bowls club meets every Wednesday night to make ceramic bowls in preparation of their community event. This year’s event was on April 13 in de Witt Hall. Photo by Danielle Hogan

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New course encompasses Arabic language Reply

By Leanne Signoriello – Features Editor

This past semester, the Saudi Student Association hosted several introductory Arabic language courses, allowing members of the community to learn concepts such as basic conversational phrases and the alphabet.

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Saudi Student Association’s President Ahmed Almutairi teaches participants phrases and the Arabic alphabet. Photo by Leanne Signoriello

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Peer Health Educators supress student stress Reply

By Avery Stankus – 1851 Staff

The annual Stress-Free Fair was held on April 6 in de Witt Hall, hosted by Peer Health Educators to raise mental health awareness.  The event informed students on helpful life-coping and end-of-semester stress tips. The three-hour event provided students with dog therapy, painting, massages, and more. 

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Students enjoying the Stress-Free Fair by playing with the many therapy dogs. Photo by Katie Schneider

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Students address racism at open forum Reply

By Colin Froment & Megan Palumbo – News Editor & Sports Editor

Open forums discussing racism and the campus climate took place on April 9 and 10 in the Athletic Center.  The meetings were hosted by President Michael Alexander, Director of Donahue Institute and Associate Professor Jesse Tauriac, and a student panel, who shared their experiences with racism on campus to a mass audience of students and faculty. The forums were established in response to recent reports of racist incidents occurring on campus.

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Five students spoke during the forum on Racism and Campus Environment on April 10. (L-R) Tamara Fils-Aime, Jabari Courts, Christa Augustus, Alex Moule, and Briana Brown. Photo by Megan Palumbo

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