For many universities, COVID-19 has required them to close their doors for the fall semester and switch to online classes. Lasell was able to overcome those boundaries and continue to allow students to live on campus.
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.
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.
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.
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.More…
The School of Fashion has been directly affected by the decisions surrounding the annual fashion shows: Undergraduate and Senior Collections. Due to COVID-19, the Undergraduate Show has been canceled, while the Senior Collections show is to be determined. Despite these unprecedented times, students of The School of Fashion are adapting to these changes and ensuring the show must go on.
Senior fashion design student, Sam Bettencourt, works in one of the sewing studios in the Donahue Center for Creative and Applied Arts. Photo by Abi Brown.
Senior fashion design major Sam Bettencourt takes creativity to the next level. After studying abroad in London at the London College of Fashion, they realized corsets were their calling. They describe their style as “deconstructed elegance. It’s appalling but…alluring.”
Among Lasell’s notable characters is a student designer, model, and poet, Cora Lynn. She gets into going against the grain and her personal growth within the art of fashion. Photo by Abi Brown.
To talk about what makes a community great, you need to understand who makes it up and influences it from within. It takes a few underlying creative geniuses to inspire the rest of us, and that is what this new editorial section will aim toward uncovering. Who makes Lasell’s energy unique? Which students remain lowkey but stand out; and what makes them stand out?