GDL Seniors showcase final projects

By Briana Nestor — Managing Editor

Graphic design seniors and the Graph­ic Design League (GDL) presented their final projects in the GDL Senior Show, held in Yamawaki Auditorium on April 24.

Students, professors, faculty, and parents of graphic designers filled the au­ditorium to watch a video presentation, made by senior Alissa Polillio for her final project, which detailed students’ inspira­tions for their final projects, and why they chose to major in graphic design. A display of the projects in the Wedeman Art Gal­lery and a food and drink reception fol­lowed the video presentation.

Students’ projects were conceptu­alized in a Senior Thesis Assignment and executed in a Senior Practicum Project, taught by Stephen Fischer, Assistant Pro­fessor of Graphic Design. The projects ranged from art campaigns to mock event planning companies to video games. Continue reading “GDL Seniors showcase final projects”

Winslow basement flooded, damage minimal

By Brandon Chase — Opinion Editor

At approximately 6 p.m. Tuesday evening, a water pipe burst in Winslow Academic Center, flooding the ground floor.

In an e-mail sent to the Lasell community Wednesday morning, Vice President of Academic Affairs said the damaged was “minimized due to the immediate actions of Lasell staff and the Newton Fire Department.

Despite the small amount of damage, both Campus Police and the Putnam Faculty Center will be closed until further notice. Campus Police phone lines will remain in operation and faculty with offices in Putnam will be relocated to the Technology for Learning Center beneath the library.

Assistant Vice President for Finance Diane Parker said any payments going to Campus Police, such as parking fines, can be paid in the Business Office.

The Scribe Tribe Presents “Circle Mirror Transformation”

By Morgan Brittney Austin – 1851 Staff

Five strangers come together to take a six-week creative acting class to find out that they have more in common than they could’ve imagined. This is the plot for “Circle Mirror Transformation,” a play that Lasell College’s Scribe Tribe Performing Arts Group performed. Annie Baker’s Obie Award winning play, “Circle Mirror Transformation,” which is an Obie Award-winning play by Annie Barker, gets its title from an improvisational drama exercise.

Watching five people lay on the floor attempting to count to 10 may seem like a slow start for an opening scene, but as the play progresses and each character’s personality begins to unfold, the pace and interest increases.

The play takes place in Shirley, VT, where four students and their instructor participate in a six-week creative acting class. Throughout the six weeks, the members engage in self-discoveries that not only help them learn about themselves, but also about each other through the exercises they engage in. Continue reading “The Scribe Tribe Presents “Circle Mirror Transformation””

Lasell Crime Log: March 28-April 20

By Zac Vierra – Copy Editor

At 3:45 a.m. on Wednesday, March 28 police reported a verbal dispute at Rockwell Hall. The Case is closed.

On Wednesday, March 28, police responded to a fire alarm at Holt Hall a 9:12 a.m. It was determined the alarm was set off accidentally by cooking.

On Wednesday, March 28, at 6:24 p.m. police responded to a motor vehicle accident at 80 Maple Street. The Case is closed.

At 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 29, police reported a 94C violation at Woodland Hall. Judicial sanctions were given.

On Thursday, March 29, police reported a 94C violation at Haskell House at 1:48 p.m. Judicial sanctions were given.

At 9:20 a.m. on Saturday, March 31 police reported a motor vehicle accident at the Central Street Lot. The case is closed. Continue reading “Lasell Crime Log: March 28-April 20”

Awards Banquet honors Lasers

The Rugby Club won the Student Organization of the Year award at the 2012 Awards Banquet on April 19.
Photo by Kristina Kaufmann

By Kristina Kaufmann and Natalie Kfoury — Layout and A&E Editor

Students, faculty, administration, clubs, and organizations came together to celebrate the 2012 Awards Banquet on April 19. Presenters at the event, held in de Witt Hall, recognized students and clubs for their dedication and leadership.

In addition to presenting awards, the banquet also honored student groups, such as leadership students, peer mentors, orientation leaders, resident assistants, and athletes. Continue reading “Awards Banquet honors Lasers”

Lindsay Reilly finds success designing handbags

Junior Lindsay Reilly displays her handbags that she makes and sells.
Photo courtesy of Lindsay Reilly

By Mary Pavlu — Features Editor

Perhaps you’ve already seen vibrant, quilted bags on the arms of students and professors. What you may not know is that the designer behind these trendy handbags happens to be junior fashion merchandising major Lindsay Reilly. She always knew her career would involve fashion, but she could never have predicted she would have her own business by age 15. She started sewing at 8-years-old, and at 14, was the first “assistant” to be hired by her sewing teacher. From there, she became involved with small projects, like making curtains, cookie bags, and aprons for a local bakery in her hometown of Quincy, Mass. Soon, she developed the idea of making hand-bags, and a friend’s mother asked if she would like to sell them in her salon.

“From there, they took off,” said Reilly. Continue reading “Lindsay Reilly finds success designing handbags”

Rugby shines on Senior Day

Senior Geoff Oliveira left the game at the end of the first half after a hard tackle that resulted in a concussion.
Photo by Kristina Kaufmann

By Zach Gray — Sports Editor

At the one and only home game of the spring season, the Lasell College Rugby Club defeated the Rams of Framingham State, 21-12. A pre-game ceremony recog­nizing the seniors of Lasell Rugby started off the afternoon.

Senior Boulos Abdallah received the open­ing kickoff from Framingham State, but the ball was quickly turned over. The Rams capitalized on the early chance, as they scored the first points of the game with a try. The conversion kick was unsuccessful, leaving the score at 5-0. Continue reading “Rugby shines on Senior Day”

SGA election results revealed

By Brandon Chase — Opinion Editor

Annual spring elections for the Student Government Association (SGA) were held on April 5, and the results have been released.

Juniors Carrie Kenniston and Holly Irvin will continue to hold the positions of President and Vice President of Student Affairs, repectively. Freshman Bri Robbins will remain as president of the class of 2015. Robbins said she is excited to anchor a group of students who have been so involved in their first year on campus.

“I feel very lucky to have such an active class. The class committee always tries to listen to the class of 2015 students to hear what they would like to see happen for our class,” said Robbins. “We like to give the class a variety of choices, that way we can reach to everyone.” Continue reading “SGA election results revealed”

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