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Alumni Pride Panel

By Ruth KehindeDigital Editor

Lasell’s Student Alumni Association and LU PRIDE hosted Lasell’s second Annual PRIDE Panel on October 28 at 7 p.m. This panel occurred via Zoom where student alumni of various years spoke about their experiences being a member of the LGBTQ+ community. This panel was a safe space for all to speak their minds. Lasell aimed to provide a safe and accepting culture for the LGBTQ+ community while speaking upon how others can be an ally. 

Activities Fair 2.0

By Ruth KehindeDigital Editor   

On November 9, Lasell had its second virtual Activities Fair. This thirty-minute event was created for students to pop into various virtual calls to explore clubs and organizations of their liking. With the semester coming to an end, students who may have missed the first one or may have been unsure about joining were able to take this second chance to get involved on campus. 

SGA Spirit Day

By: Ruth KehindeDigital Editor  

The Student Government Association (SGA) hosted their hybrid event, Spirit Day, on November 6 in-person in the Arnow Quad and via Zoom in the Arnow Campus Center classroom. On the quad, students were able to get a free spirit day t-shirt along with various treats, while those who couldn’t make it in person joined a Zoom call and filled out an SGA Positivity Campaign form to thank a Laser while competing to win a spirit day t-shirt. 

Lasell Founder’s Day…with special guest

By Taylor VilesSports Editor

Friday the 13 is usually a day rife with mishaps, but this November, it marked the 169-year anniversary of Lasell University. One of the ways to celebrate this year’s Founder’s Day was through a virtual Kahoot game on Lasell trivia against Lasell’s President Michael Alexander. 14 students participated in the game hosted by SGA.  President Alexander proved to be fierce competition, coming in second place. The top three players received a prize (not including Alexander) but each player can take away a greater understanding of the history of Lasell and the campus they interact with today.

Spring into Involvement! Spring Activities Fair Photo Gallery

By Emily Long and Michael Maruk – Digital Editor and 1851 Staff

On Tuesday, January 28, 2020, the Office of Student Activities and Orientation held the annual Spring Activities Fair in the Athletic Center. Just back from winter break, student clubs, organizations and employment opportunities aimed to recruit students to join.

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To stand or not to stand?

By Nicole Taylor – Copy Editor

NFL player Colin Kaepernick, backup quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, recently started a trend, and not the kind of trend you see from designers. Kaepernick has been sitting or kneeling during the National Anthem to protest police brutality and the oppression of minorites in America. Shattering stereotypes and minority issues is my middle name, but when you show disrespect to your country, that is where I have an issue.  Continue reading “To stand or not to stand?”

Campus clubs lead forward

More than 700 students signed up for the nearly 200 clubs and organizations offered on campus at this year's Activities Fair. (Photo courtesy of Lasell College)
More than 700 students signed up for the nearly 200 clubs and organizations offered on campus at this year’s Activities Fair. (Photo courtesy of Lasell College)

Ryan Fitzgerald – 1851 Staff

Among the many clubs offered this fall are six new groups that are quickly becoming popular. The number of clubs on campus has more than tripled since 2006, increasing from 19 to 65, according to Justin Bruce, Coordinator of Student Organizations.

One of the clubs new to Lasell this fall is Yoga Club, started by sophomore Kelsey Desjardins. Desjardins, who has been practicing yoga for 10 years, is a certified yoga instructor and is excited to bring her interest to students on campus.

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