Alternative Spring Break Reply

Two groups participated in Alternative Spring Break service trips. The “National Parks service trip” group traveled to Dahlonega, GA to work on the Appalachian Trail, led by ’14 alum Flannagh Fitzsimmons and ’16 alum Kiana Lane. The second group, led by Quiz and Byrd Hughes, focusing on “Food sustainability” volunteered at local organizations in Memphis, TN. Photos courtesy of Becca Van Spall & Morgan VanWickler

Alternative Spring Break unites students and alumni 1

By Megan Palumbo – Sports Editor 

Three groups of Lasell students and alumni teamed up for annual Alternative Spring Break (ASB). One group traveled to Baltimore and Washington D.C., while the other groups visited the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Gatlinburg, TN, and Apple Ridge Farm in Roanoke, VA. Each trip is organized by the Center for Community-Based Learning (CCBL) and led by two upperclassmen.  


Two groups spend spring break volunteering in PA and GA 1

By Rosemary Leger – Managing Editor 

While some students basked in the sunlight on a far away island, 26 selfless Lasers embarked on two Alternative Spring Break (ASB) trips.



(Above) The Philadelphia ASB trip was led by juniors Raquel Barnes and J.R. Costello and (Below) the Atlanta trip was led by seniors Gabriella Gianegregorio, Phil Skerry, and junior Hayley Kreckler. Photos courtesy of Raquel Barnes and Krista DeJulio.


Chronicle’d Podcast: Episode 8, Let’s talk spring break Reply

By Tristan Davis and Rosemary Leger

“1851 Chronicle” editors Tristan Davis and Rosemary Leger come together to discuss spring break before embarking on their own adventures. In this episode, they also talk plans for three athletic teams, two Alternative Spring Breaks, and one hospitality class. No matter where you’re headed, enjoy the week off, Lasers!

Background music is “Cake By The Ocean” by DNCE.

Students and faculty raise money with basketball tournament Reply

By Krista DeJulio – Co-Editor-in-Chief


Students participate in the ASB basketball fundraiser on March 1. Photo by Krista DeJulio

A total of 10 teams participated in a basketball fundraiser on Tuesday, March 1 to raise money for the two Alternative Spring Break (ASB) trips. The teams consisted of students, professors, and admissions counselors, each team adhering to a $15 participation fee. This is the first time the basketball tournament has been held. More…

Alternative Spring Break travels to New Orleans Reply


Photos by Kristina Kaufmann

Danielle Cutillo & Tier Gibbons – 1851 Staff

Last month, 12 students and two staff members headed to New Orleans, for the annual Alternative Spring Break (ASB) trip. The plan was to mend the damage from Hurricane Katrina and sort Mardi Gras beads, but the team did not realize they were in for a life changing experience. More…