Growing through the arts Reply

By Colin Froment – Co-Editor-in-Chief

Senior arts management students Kierstan Hywell and Alex Franciosi, with help from Associate Professor of Arts Management Deborah Baldizar, displayed their senior practicum showcase, the “Growth Project” in the Wedeman Gallery in Yamawaki Auditorium until April 12.

Students in art classes, as well as Lasell Village residents and children from The Barn, were invited to submit paintings, poems, stories, drawings, photographs, and sculptures related to the project’s overall theme of personal growth. The public got their first viewing of the exhibit during a ceremony on Sunday, March 31. A “growth tree” composing of paper leaves hung on a tree branch designed by Hywell and Franciosi was introduced. Visitors wrote answers to three questions about personal growth on the leaves and were given the opportunity to place them on the tree.

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A one-sided history Reply

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.

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Shhhhh in the Library! Reply

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.

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Brennan librarian turns a new page Reply

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.

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Lasell’s library needs to inspire Reply

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?

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Get out of my room Reply

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.

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Library due for a makeover Reply

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.

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