Allie Talarico on #internationalwomensday

By: Megan Palumbo and Dana SutcliffeSports Editor and 1851 staff 

It’s #internationalwomensday and we’re celebrating girl power! 1851 staff Megan Palumbo and Dana Sutcliffe got in contact with Lasell junior Allie Talarico, who is currently studying abroad at Franklin University in Lugano, Switzerland. Talarico has been enjoying her time exploring a different part of the world, and wants to share what it’s been like being a woman overseas.

Photo courtesy of: Allie Talarico
“This is a photo my friend took of me in Siena, Italy. It was so stunning and surreal to look out over the countryside and be reminded that I was truly here, and that I was able to make studying abroad possible because I worked hard, saved all the money to fund the trip on my own, and had the incredible support of my family and my mom especially. This is one of the best life decisions I’ve ever made and I feel like I’m growing immensely here. Traveling abroad as a woman and as someone who has never traveled anywhere outside of the East coast has had its daunting moments, like the times we’ve gotten lost or had to go to the hospital, but the friends I’ve made and the adventures I’ve gone on so far are priceless. I’ve met so many people and so many women with beautiful, diverse stories about where they come from all over the world, what they’re studying, and who they want to be and what they want to do with their lives. It is so inspiring.”

Making honors a piece of cake

Sophomore Allie Talarico is an Honors intern working in the Putnam Faculty center. Photo by Gregg Casazza.

By Gregg Casazza – Contributing Writer

Allie Talarico explains what it’s like to be in the Honors Program, a Peer Mentor, and an Honors intern at Lasell College. She speaks on easing stress about components and reveals advice and opportunities for freshmen to get involved on campus.

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Math curriculum adds up to better learning

By Allie Talarico – 1851 Staff

The word “math” is likely to elicit thoughts of classrooms, quizzes, calculators, graphs, and numbers scrawled like hieroglyphics on a chalkboard. Like English and science, math is fundamental to academic advancement in school and beyond, and at Lasell, most students are required to take at least one math course. The installation of a new math curriculum, however, has changed the way students learn and perceive mathematics with the new course MATH106: Algebraic Operations.

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Chair of the Mathematics and Science Departments, Professor Neil Hatem demonstrates the uses of MATH106.

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February’s best films to see

By Tristan Davis, Megan Palumbo, Allie Talarico, & Casey DiBari – Features, Sports Editors, & 1851 Staff

“Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” opened February 5. Photo courtesy of IMDb

“Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” – February 5

In this genre-bending reanimation of a classic Jane Austen novel written in 1813, “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” seamlessly combines the majesty of early 19th century English society with the blood-curdling action of horror and science fiction. Austen’s main characters, plot points, and love interests remain the same, despite the added nuisance of the undead. Lily James (“Cinderella”) plays protagonist Elizabeth Bennet, who wields daggers while wearing dresses, replaces garters with zombie guts, and leads her sisters through battle without once surrendering her grace and propriety. Based on the novel of the same name by Seth Grahame-Smith, the movie “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” is directed by Burr Steers. – A. Talarico

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Festival connects community

By Shapleigh Webster & Allie Talarico – Copy Editor & 1851 Staff

Photo by Krista DeJulio Students participated in Family, Friends, Alumni Weekend on Saturday, October 17. Booths and stands were set up for students and their families to make crafts, try food, and get their pictures taken.
Photo by Krista DeJulio
Students participated in Family, Friends, Alumni Weekend on Saturday, October 17. Booths and stands were set up for students and their families to make crafts, try food, and get their pictures taken.

A chilly but beautiful fall weekend approached, and with it came Lasell’s annual Family, Friends, and Alumni Weekend (FFAW). From Friday, October 16 to Sunday, October 18, students, family, and faculty enjoyed a multitude of events both on and off campus, such as sports games, barbecues, student performances, a pep rally, and River Day. The Lasell community took a break from its academic rigor and enjoyed some well- earned down time.

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