Emergency campus Blue Lights are going blackout

Karissa Gaughan1851 Staff

As of Wednesday, April 27 the main Emergency Blue Light call box next to Carpenter House remains unfunctional. Many students on campus notice the big blue poles while walking around, and also notice that a piece of paper, once labeling it “Out of Order,’’ seems to have gone missing from the side at one point. It’s meant to instill a sense of safety in the campus community, but the campus Blue Light call boxes have a history of not working.

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Becker College closes all its doors after 237 years

By Holly Feola & Rayana Petrone – Opinions Editor & 1851 Contributor

Becker College to close its doors after 2020-2021 academic year.
Photo by Rayana Petrone

Becker College, with locations in Worcester and Leicester, has announced it will be closing its doors at the end of this academic year due to ongoing financial struggles. “Ultimately, the impacts of COVID-19 turned what was a very challenging situation into an unsustainable situation,’’ said Becker College President Nancy P. Crimmin in a March 29 press release. 

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Charlotte Winslow: Lasell’s liveliest Villager

By Rayana Petrone & Alexandra White – 1851 Contributors

Charlotte enjoying a treat at a reception for artists at Lasell Village. 
Photo courtesy of Charlotte Winslow.

Lasell Village, the living and learning community here on campus for those over the age of 65, is home to an average of 225 residents. Of those residents, one who stands out is Charlotte Lindgren Winslow. 

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Dry pantry launches for the community at Klingbeil House

By Kait Bedell – News Editor


Lasell University launched an on campus dry pantry on March 29. Community members can visit the pantry at Klingbeil House.
Photo by Kait Bedell

Professor and Director of Center for Community-Based Learning Nickki Dawes, with the help of student volunteers, has partnered with the Newton Food Pantry to open the Lasell Dry Pantry on campus for students. The pantry is located in the back entrance of Klingbeil House where all students are welcome.

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Madison Griffin: motivated by passion

By Taylor Viles – Sports Editor

Madison Griffin touring the streets of Florence, Italy during her semester abroad in 2019.
Photo courtesy of Madison Griffin

There are multiple ways to complete the college experience. Senior Fashion Media and Marketing major Madison Griffin chose to dive into the Lasell community by participating in extracurriculars and becoming an on-campus leader, giving her a feeling of accomplishment for when she graduates in a couple of weeks.

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Softball with best start in program history

By Kaie Quigley and Josh Wolmer – Features Editor and 1851 Contributor

Infielders high-five each other as the team heads into the top of an inning versus Johnson & Wales. L to R: Angelena Piers, Alexis Truesdale, Eryn Sheeley, Brianna Gendreau, Katie Hopkins.
Photo by Mike Maruk

After a long wait, the softball team didn’t waste time recording the best start in program history, with eight wins to begin the season before falling to Johnson & Wales University (JWU) in a set of doubleheaders. Since then, their overall record has returned to an average of 8-10, but the team matched their win total from their last full season played. Second-year head coach Sarah Woodside said she has seen the team improve in both attitude and skill since she stepped into her role with the program in 2020.

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What’s it like to play with masks?

By Taylor Viles – Sports Editor

A men’s lacrosse helmet sits on Grellier Field displaying the inserted mask that all players are required to wear.
Photo by Taylor Viles

Creating a safe atmosphere for sports to return to play this spring was arduous. Regulations had to be agreed upon by all competing Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) schools and multiple sacrifices were endured.

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