Lasell receives record donation

By Mike Maruk & Bailey KlingamanArt Director & Digital Editor

Michal Longe at her Lasell graduation in 1995. Photo courtesy of David Nathan

On July 1, President Michael Alexander announced in an email to the community that Lasell had received its largest ever monetary donation. The $6.6 million donation was made in honor of Michal Longe (‘95), alumni of the School of Business, who passed away from cystic fibrosis in 2003.

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Editor’s Corner: Pride and Prejudice

By Bailey Klingaman – Digital Editor

Photo courtesy of Bailey Klingaman

I used to be ashamed of my Korean middle name, Meejin. In middle and high school, I would ask for my middle name not to be announced at award ceremonies and graduations. Throughout my life, I have promised myself that one day I would officially change my middle name. I’m happy to break that promise today. 

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News Briefs

Spring registration completed

By Bailey KlingamanDigital Editor

Beginning on Wednesday, April 7, Self Ser- vice opened Summer and Fall 2021 regis- tration for returning students who were authorized by their advisor. This was avail- able to students who had paid the appro- priate Enrollment Deposit by Friday, April 2. The schedule for registration began with current Seniors: Wednesday, April 7 at 7 a.m.; current Juniors: Wednesday, April 7 at 12 p.m.; current Sophomores: Thurs- day, April 8 at 7 a.m.; all Class Levels ex- cept for Freshman: Friday, April 9 through Monday, April 12; current Freshmen: Tues- day, April 13 at 7 a.m. Registration closed on Tuesday, April 13. Students who had yet to register after registration closed were charged a late fee.

Runway 2021 takes to the screen

By Claire CrittendonCo-Editor-in-Chief

On May 7 and 8, the underclass and senior fashion shows will take the virtual stage. Both shows will start at 7 p.m. To register for these online events, RSVP through the link in @lasellrunway2021’s Instagram account. Counting down to this annual showcase, this account has started a Design Spotlight series, highlighting production students and their work.

Room Draw process to begin

By Claire CrittendonCo-Editor-in-Chief

It’s that time of year again! After a four- day delay, Room Draw materials were sent out to students via email on 4/20. The schedule is as follows: Thursday, April 29 is Specialty Night (Quiet Study, Wellness, Gender Neutral, Equity), Monday, May 3 is rising senior night, Tuesday, May 4 is must- fill night, and Wednesday, May 5 is general night.

Students remember why they chose Lasell University

By Bailey Klingaman – Digital Editor

The sun shines on a Lasell University sign on the West side of campus.
Photo by Bailey Klingaman

For most students, the decision to attend Lasell is a distant memory. With COVID-19, upcoming commencement for seniors and growing amounts of classwork, students may have forgotten the Lasell that they love. They may have forgotten why they believed Lasell is the right college for them. Despite regulations on campus activities, Lasell still maintains many of the factors that students find attractive.

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Intern Spotlight: Madelyn Hedges, Breaking News

By Bailey Klingaman – Digital Editor

Madelyn Hedges works remotely, drafting press releases for her internship at JGPR. 
Photo Courtesy of Madelyn Hedges

There is no doubt that finding an internship right now can be nerve racking. Between COVID-19 and searching for the internship that fits you and your schedule best, it is easy to focus on the list of things you still need to do. But let’s take a moment to appreciate what has already been accomplished and the people doing the jobs.

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Lasers grateful to be back on campus

By Bailey Klingaman & Rayana Petrone – Digital Editor & 1851 Contributor

Online students are projected on a screen behind Professor Andrea Brodeur as she teaches her Sociological Imagination flex course.
Photo by Angela Hayes

As the Spring semester begins and the community is reunited, various opinions have been expressed in regards to being back on campus during such unusual times. Campus regulations are still in place from the Fall semester, as the university was successful in keeping COVID-19 cases on campus relatively low. With additional students returning to on-campus housing and COVID-19 numbers still growing amid the vaccine rollout, the community had a lot to share regarding their feelings about being back. 

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