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Campus Activities Board holds ice skating night

By Abi Brown – Arts Editor

 Lasell University’s Campus Activities Board (CAB)  had planned a skate night, hosted on February 27. The event was moved indoors due to inclement weather. Arria Witty, Vice President of the laughs & crafts section stated “Unfortunately there was no skate night due to the weather. It was moved inside Arnow Campus Center where we had hot cocoa and cookies.” Skate night would have featured an opportunity to ice skate, enjoy provided snacks/beverages, and a raffle, all while socially distancing.

Lasell Students take Sexual Misconduct Climate Survey

By Kait Bedell – News Editor

On Monday, February 22, President Alexander sent out an email containing a Lasell University Sexual Misconduct Climate Survey. The survey, which was the second one launched this school year, intended to get a better understanding of the safety of students on campus. The school raffled off seven $50 Amazon gift cards to those who submitted responses to show their appreciation for their participation. Prior to the survey’s closure on March 12, Lasell received over 600 anonymous surveys. 

Campus Activities Board hosts Netflix watch party

By Kait Bedell – News Editor

The Campus Activities Board hosted a Netflix watch party on March 5 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Students were able to join virtually to watch the playing of Mean Girls 2 via a Zoom link that was posted in the club’s Facebook page as well as in their Instagram account’s bio. The next event hosted by CAB will be a “Candy Cart” where students will be able to make bags filled with candy. This event is scheduled for April 6. For more information, students can visit the following link: laserinvolvment.lasell.edu. 

Student Government Association holds weekly public meetings

By Kait Bedell – News Editor

The Student Government Association is set to hold virtual meetings every Tuesday from 5:-8p.m. The SGA meetings are open to all members of the Lasell Community and students are encouraged to voice their questions or concerns. Those who are interested in attending can join through the Zoom link that is posted on the Laser Involvement website.

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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Model Call causes a stir

By Abi Brown – Arts Editor

The following is an Opinion Column by Editor Brown.

Body positivity is a concept that many people struggle to define, let alone attain. Is it being a certain weight, being in a good position of health, or is it feeling good in your own skin? At Lasell, students may have different definitions but this does not change the fact that so many people were outraged by a message sent out through Lasell’s School of Fashion (SOF) Instagram account.

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Where to explore the outdoors around Boston

By Abi Brown, Mike Maruk & Ghiz Benzerdjeb – Arts Editor, Art Director & 1851 Contributor

With the colors of fall creeping in, the urge to go outside and check them out is really exciting. The best thing about being at Lasell in the fall is you are never too far from some great parks to check out as well as get some exercise. These places include activities such as basketball, biking, hiking, and much more.

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Is Mulan worth the money?

By Abi Brown & Claire Crittendon Arts Editor & Co-Editor-in-Chief

Disney’s 2020 live-action version of Mulan features Mulan’s harrowing journey of hiding her identity to fight in the war, rather than having the army draft her sick father. In this new version, Disney swapped the fun songs and Mushu the dragon from the 1998 original for a more dramatic and life-like movie. They used an all Asian cast, with more accurate cultural context.

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Paws For A Cause & LU designers present a therapy dog fashion show

By Abi Brown – 1851 Staff

The School of Fashion has teamed up with Coordinator of the Pet Therapy Program Patti Betti to produce a therapy dog fashion show/fundraiser that will benefit the Sophia Gordon Cancer Center at Lahey Hospital And Medical Center in Burlington set for October 2020.

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Fashion Focus: The future of fashion

By: Abi Brown – 1851 staff

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List of Lyst/HighsNobiety prediction for the next top 5 breakout brands for 2020. Photo courtesy of Vogue Business.

With everything seemingly going wrong in the world, people seek creativity as an outlet wherever they can now. For many students at Lasell University, this outlet is fashion. There is so much uncertainty with fashion since we don’t know when we will be able to even leave our homes safely. Luckily, social media has helped immensely with this. Social media has given a lense to what the future potentially holds for fashion. Continue reading “Fashion Focus: The future of fashion”

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