Alum credits Lasell for her marathon inspiration Reply

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.  More…

Community supports Marathon runners Reply

By Krista DeJulio & Tristan Davis – Co-Editor-Chief & Features Editor

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Remember what you did on Marathon Monday. Did you run 26.2 miles? You probably didn’t, but sophomore fashion merchandising student Tess Dooley did something few from the Lasell community have. She ran 26.2 miles, accomplishing her first Boston Marathon.  More…

Safety changes made for Marathon 1

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. More…

Carlos Arredondo speaks on Boston Marathon bombing Reply

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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.” More…