Women’s volleyball honors Alysha Rentas, takes home win on night of remembrance

By Abi Brown – Arts Editor

The entire team joins Alysha Rentas’ mother, stepfather, and brother, and close friends on the court. Photo by Abi Brown

The women’s volleyball team faced off against Bridgewater State University on Thursday, October 7. It was also a night of remembrance for former player Alysha Rentas, who passed away on August 3 in her hometown of Athol, Mass. 

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In memory of Alysha Rentas

By Abi Brown & Matt JacobsonArts Editor & 1851 Contributor

Pictured: Alysha Rentas, who was a rising senior who passed away in a car accident on August 3. Photo courtesy of Kenny Rentas

After a mournful announcement on August 3, the Lasell Community found out their friend, teammate, and rising senior Alysha Rentas had passed away in a car accident in her hometown of Athol, Massachusetts at 24 years old. She is survived by her two brothers, Kenny and Julian Rentas, mother Norali Barker, and grandmother known as Mami.

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News Briefs

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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