Pino and Yandow take the GNAC by storm Reply

By Colin Froment and Aimee Forman – 1851 Staff 

Junior Taylor Yandow and sophomore Vanessa Pino earned the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Player of the Week this past month for their outstanding athletic performances.  Both players have won the award twice this season — Yandow was named GNAC Player of the Week two weeks in a row.  More…

Mental health recognized on campus Reply

By Aimee Forman – 1851 Staff 

When I was 14 years old, I was diagnosed with type 1 Bipolar disorder while being hospitalized for self-infliction. Being bipolar has made life difficult, but has also truly made me the strong, inspired, person I am. It took time to establish some peace, but with the help from my family, friends, therapists, doctors, and teachers/professors, I have been able to make a stable life for myself while studying at Lasell. More…

News Briefs Reply

By Aimee Forman, Kaley Chamberlain & Lane Sulker – 1851 Staff

Lasell’s marijuana policy not changed by Massachusetts law

Massachusetts’ new law regarding the use of marijuana recreationally went into effect on December 15, 2016. However, according to an email sent by Vice President of Student Affairs Diane Austin on January 5, Lasell still prohibits the use of marijuana even if a student is 21 or older, which is the new legal age for recreational use. This is because Lasell receives federal funding and therefore must abide by federal law, according to Austin. Marijuana is illegal under federal law.

According to Austin, if a college official were to get a complaint about a student smoking marijuana in their residence hall, there would be consequences such as fines, probation, or both. However, she encourages students to work on those issues by themselves.

Even in wet buildings where students who are 21 or over can legally consume alcohol in their dorms, the marijuana policy will still be enforced. More…