Marissa Gugala- News editor
In honor of Women’s History Month, Brennan Library has displayed a series of photographs that feature well-known, female liberal politicians. The display features headshots of four women who appear on the March edition of Rolling Stone Magazine: Ilhan Omar, Jahana Hayes, Nancy Pelosi, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The display, though done in good faith is a catalyst for conservative marginalization.
According to the Cambridge Dictionary, to marginalize someone is “…to treat someone or something as if they are not important.” Lasell has been doing their best to address issues such as racial marginalization on campus. They have even implemented different programs in hopes of making students of color feel welcome on campus.
By Emily Long – 1851 Staff
When you entered the library for the first time this year, you might have noticed some pretty big changes. Over the summer, the first floor of Brennan Library was remodelled. This makeover moved First-Year Advising from Bancroft house into the area where the Children’s Library and computer stations used to be. In addition to this, the Academic Achievement Center and group study area is located on the first floor.
Mackenzie Dineen – Features Editor
Anna Sarneso is Lasell’s new library director. Photo courtesy of Anna Sarneso
The new director of the Brennan Library, Anna Sarneso, began her new position on July 2. She is responsible for supervising all of the library staff, and since her arrival, the library boasts four new staff members and are hiring for three new positions.
By Emily Carroll – Contributing Writer
When one imagines a college library, they think of old architecture with books lining the walls and old chairs and tables that store memories of times past. They expect a place where students can hide for hours to work on their studies until their eyes hurt from reading and their hands hurt from typing. Brennan Library is far from this ideal and instead more like a deserted, loud and disorganized eye sore. If most students have to spend the majority of their time here in the library, shouldn’t it be a quiet, sensible and beautiful environment that inspires students to do their best work?
By Colin Froment – 1851 Staff
Brennan Library is generous enough to offer students private, quiet rooms where they can work on group projects and assignments, therefore it can be irritating to find only one person in each private room. The sign “THIS ROOM IS ONLY ALLOWED FOR MULTIPLE PEOPLE” should be self-explanatory enough, yet it seems like some students don’t acknowledge that rule. Students should be more selfless when it comes to using these rooms and respect the room for what it’s truly meant for.
By Kayli Hertel & Megan Palumbo – Managing Editor & 1851 Staff
The heart of Lasell College: Brennan Library. Whether students need to study quietly, gather resources for assignments, or meet up with study groups, the library is the ideal location. New di- rector, Del Hornbuckle, is collaborating with the campus community to transform the space into a 21st century structure.