The Laser and their room: Welcome to my galaxy

By Ruth KehindeDigital Editor

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, residential students are spending a great deal of their college career in their rooms. Since I’m in my dorm room majority of the time, I try to make it a wholesome place to spend my senior year. Enter the depths of my room, filled with various abstract decorations, crystals and childhood memories that reflect who I am as a person.

All photos were taken by Ruth Kehinde.

This alien painting was a Christmas gift, and an alien balloon on top of my TV emphasizes my love for the unknown. My black belt and Scorpio tapestry complement each other. This area describes me as an alien that can defend herself while being one of the hardcore and personally, most awesome water signs in the zodiac.
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Making a dorm room feel like home

By Holly FeolaOpinions Editor

All photos were taken by Holly Feola.

This cute wooden glass frame was a graduation gift and features some of my highlights from when I was in high school. I’ve had the same photos in the frame for the past 3 years, but what I like about this frame is that they can easily be switched out.

When a college student first enters a college dorm room, it’s empty and lacks any personalization. To help liven the dull space, I like to fill it with photos and quotes that bring a smile to my face. I find that photos make a space feel more like home and add a personal touch. 

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7 most captivating shows and movies to consume your free time

By Karissa Gaughan– 1851 Staff

Finding a show or movie that captures your attention and passes the time can be difficult. Especially if you spent most of quarantine watching everything imaginable, new is hard to find. If you are craving a new movie or show to binge watch, here are seven recommendations for every interest out there.

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Uncommon Interest Spotlight: Catherine Weiss

Abi Brown A&E Section Editor

Weiss (left) and Flying Nonny (right) in the cockpit together.
Photo courtesy of Catherine Weiss

As a student, you don’t always stop to think of your professors as having hobbies outside of academia. However, when you take the time to pause and ask them about it, their answers may surprise you. For instance, if you were to ask Professor of Fashion Catherine Weiss, she would tell you she spent time learning to fly planes.

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Five ways to beat procrastination

By Alexandra White1851 Staff 

A completed to-do list.
Photo by Alexandra White

Everyone procrastinates sometimes, but the pandemic has made the urge to put off doing work stronger for many students. Whether you are on campus or at home, not being in the traditional college setting can make it difficult to do work. Here are five ways to beat procrastination when you are feeling unmotivated:

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Healthy local take out for your taste buds

By Ruth Kehinde & Holly Feola – Digital Editor & Opinion Editor

An order from Playa Bowls delivered to campus via DoorDash.
Photo by Ruth Kehinde

On campus, Lasers’ often struggle with figuring out how to eat healthier meals, as their only source of food besides the 1851 Market and 1851 in Arnow Campus Center is the dining hall. While getting food at the dining hall everyday, there may be some food options that aren’t to someone’s liking. Although there are inexpensive places to get food near the university, the options typically include pizza or fast food. However, many students are looking for options that are not only cheap, but healthy as well. 

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