By Megan Palumbo, Cristina Serratore & Claire Crittendon – Co-Editor-in-Chief & 1851 Staff
I was standing by the toaster waiting for my bagel when I tried making light conversation with the girl next to me, who was also waiting for toast. I mentioned how brave she was to be wearing Birkenstocks in 10 degree weather…but the conversation did not move past this. She didn’t even acknowledge that I was talking to her. The girl’s head was buried in her phone, unaware that I was two feet away talking and looking at her directly. It was in this moment that I became disappointed and at out annoyed with how disengaged college students have become, thanks to the trance their technologies send them into.
Students who participated in Alternative Spring Break share their personal stories – including why they decided to go and how the service-learning trip impacted them.
Hannah Ackerly & Taylor Viles – 1851 Staff
Corporate sharks award Alexandra Barlett with $2,000 for “ConnectMV: Messages.” Photo courtesy of Cecilia Costa.
The first ever School of Business Day was held on March 20 in de Witt Hall. The coordinators merged the School of Business majors into an event that will continue annually.
By Colin Froment, Katie Peters & Taylor Viles – Co-editor-in-chief & 1851 Staff
The alumni panel with Megan Palumbo (L) and Professor Franklin (R). Photo by Katie Peters.
The sixth-annual COMDay occurred Tuesday, March 5 in de Witt Hall, educating the mass audiences on the event’s overall theme, “In Pursuit of Truth.” Throughout the day, students and professors listened to guest speakers, while professionals from communication fields gave advice on securing full-time positions in the future.
The Lasell community came together for Relay for Life on Saturday, March 23rd to celebrate loved ones and survivors. Check out the photo gallery below to see what this special night was all about!
Photos by Jenny Granger, Emily Harrington, Rosa Del Carmen Gomez and Colin Froment – OSA and 1851 Staff
Marissa Gugala- 1851 Staff
Professor Paul DeBole hosted a Skype call from Secret Service Agent, Clint Hill on February 28. Hill, an agent during the presidency of John F. Kennedy, was present at the time of Kennedy’s assassination on November 22, 1963.
Hill described the events that occurred during the presidential parade, as he perceived them. He was the first to react when shots were fired at the President and First Lady. He saw the president grab his skull and started to fall. “At that time, I had realized it was a gunshot,” Hill said. Just before he made it to the vehicle to attempt to cover the president and his wife with his body, Hill heard a third gunshot. He said, “I not only heard it. I felt it…”