Health initiative positively affects mental health 1

By Megan Palumbo – Sports Editor 

When members of the Lasell community were introduced to the Lasell Health Initiative last fall, thoughts of staying active with exercise classes may have ran through their heads. In a more broad sense, the initiative could be thought about as living a healthier lifestyle and taking care of their bodies physically. The Health Initiative is much more than improving fitness. These exercise classes can also be looked at to improve mental health, especially for college students.  More…

Large classroom size should be revisited Reply

By Mackenzie Dineen – Arts Editor 

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Illustration by Amanda Bennett

There are a variety of factors that affect a prospective student’s decision to apply to a college. These include the campus, the selection of academic programs, and extracurricular activities. One of Lasell’s unique appeals is that it maintains an average class size of 25 students or less.  More…

The issue over gender-neutral bathrooms Reply

By Max Schochet – 1851 Staff 

“I’m not a she. I’m not a he. I’m you. I’m me. I’m we,” are the words Fenn Esser wrote in a response to Time’s “Beyond He or She” article. The words ring out like a banner as the debate over transgender rights heats up across the nation. The controversial question at the center—where to go to the bathroom? More specifically, should people who are transgender be forced to go to a sex-segregated bathroom? More…

The sophomore slump Reply

By Alex Balletto – Copy Editor 

Recently, I’ve found myself talking to my sophomore friends about the notorious “sophomore slump.” It seems many of us are experiencing this jinx.  I looked online to learn more about what the actual definition is, and it seems to be any second-time situation where expectations are not being met compared to the first, or when first-time successes have reduced efforts in the second attempt.  It has a weird relation to the blues, where there is an unexplained shift in one’s attitude.  More…

Mental health recognized on campus Reply

By Aimee Forman – 1851 Staff 

When I was 14 years old, I was diagnosed with type 1 Bipolar disorder while being hospitalized for self-infliction. Being bipolar has made life difficult, but has also truly made me the strong, inspired, person I am. It took time to establish some peace, but with the help from my family, friends, therapists, doctors, and teachers/professors, I have been able to make a stable life for myself while studying at Lasell. More…