Vicente runs for Dennis Simmonds

By Taylor Viles1851 Staff

When the gun sounded to mark the start of the Boston Marathon on rainy Monday morning in Hopkinton, Ma., Associate Professor of Communications Erin Vicente was among the runners.

From drills with her soccer team as a child to competing with the cross country team during her senior year at Queens College in Charlotte, N.C., running has always come naturally to Vicente.

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Alum credits Lasell for her marathon inspiration

By Megan Palumbo & Shannon Hart –  Sports Editor & 1851 Staff

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Lasell ‘13 alum Sarah Andler will run in the 2018 Boston Marathon, representing Tufts Medical Center. Photo courtesy of Rochester Marathon

When the Boston Marathon first began in 1897, only 15 runners entered to race. Today, the infamous race includes nearly 30,000 participants. We all know at least one person that knows someone else rooting for a family member or friend throughout the day. On April 16, Lasell alumnus Sarah Andler will be running the Boston Marathon for the first time.  Continue reading “Alum credits Lasell for her marathon inspiration”

Safety changes made for Marathon

Senior Rachel Cronin and junior Brianna Daley enjoying the Lasell College Radio event before the tragic events at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. (Photo courtesy of Rachel Cronin)
Senior Rachel Cronin and junior Brianna Daley enjoying the Lasell College Radio event before the tragic events at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. (Photo courtesy of Rachel Cronin)

Allison Nekola – Copy Editor

As the Boston Marathon and “Marathon Monday” celebration approach, it is hard to
forget the traumatic events from April 15, 2013. Public safety officials from all over
Massachusetts and the eight cities and towns along the 26.2 mile race have taken
initiative to ensure safety for all participants and bystanders. Continue reading “Safety changes made for Marathon”

Carlos Arredondo speaks on Boston Marathon bombing

Carlos and Melida Arredondo spoke to the Lasell community on October 2. Arredondo made headlines as “The Cowboy Hero” after he was photographed helping others during the Boston Marathon bombings. (Photo by Leneai Stuart)

Danielle Cutillo – 1851 Staff

On October 2, Boston Marathon bombing hero Carlos Arredondo came to speak to students with his wife Melida Arredondo. They sat in front of a packed Rosen Auditorium at an event sponsored by Lasell College Radio (LCR).

Arredondo began with, “In case you don’t recognize my accent, I’m from Boston.” The audience laughed; his accent was not from Boston. Arredondo came to America as an illegal immigrant in 1980, later becoming an American citizen.

On April 15, 2013, Arredondo made headlines when two bombs went off at the annual Boston Marathon, killing four and injuring 250 people. Although many people fled the scene, Arredondo ran towards the injured to come to their aid. “I didn’t hesitate,” said Arredondo. “I just jumped the barriers and started to help.” Continue reading “Carlos Arredondo speaks on Boston Marathon bombing”

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