By Avery Stankus – Editor-in-chief
On Friday, May 1, Digital Star David Dobrik hosted a private Q&A over Zoom set up by Campus Activities Board. He and his assistant, Natalie Marideuna, repped Lasell gear while answering an abundance of questions sent in by students.
Over 300 Lasell students joined in on the hour-long call to listen in on what he had to say. From sharing stories with celebrities to secrets about The Vlog Squad, Dobrik enthusiastically discussed that and everything in between. He also shared post-grad advice for the graduating seniors.
“I [followed] what I loved doing. That’s what I did, I continued doing what I wanted to do. I was like I want to do something in the entertainment world and then it was luck and waiting for the right opportunity,” said Dobrik. “My dad would always say work hard…There wasn’t an opportunity for me to work hard until this opportunity presented itself: Vine. And I was like okay, this is my ticket to LA, this is where I start working hard. You just have to wait for the right opportunity.”
By Katie Peters– Arts Editor
Cailin Flannery’s (’19) Senior Collection, modeled by undergraduate students during the annual Senior Collections Show in DeWitt last spring. Photo by Avery Stankus.
A slew of events and ceremonies have been postponed or canceled due to COVID-19 to practice social distancing and ensure the health of the Lasell community. However, there are still things to look forward to virtually during this pandemic, and in-person after it subsides. Student organizations, faculty and administrators have been working and making alterations to events such as Commencement, the Senior Collections fashion show, Relay for Life and more.
By Holly Feola & Casey Dibari – News Editor & Opinion Editor
Photos by Ruth Kehinde. Students celebrate new university status at the Lasell U–Belong celebration. Students pictured from left to right, Eleianet Nunez, Emmanuella Brempong and Connor Zicari.
Lasell kicked off the school year in September with a celebratory Lasell U-Belong event in the Arnow Quad to commemorate the institution’s new university status. The event started with Assistant Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer Jesse Tauriac and a panel of community members welcoming attendees to the event, saying how everyone belonged at Lasell.
Photos Courtesy of Kristin Arnold and Briana Penney
Tuesday, December 1 through Sunday, December 6, Lasell celebrated Winter Week. The Campus Activities Board (CAB) held several winter themed events throughout the week including an Ugly Sweater contest, holiday trivia and a concert put on by Relay For Life to name a few.
By Levi Flood – Contributing Writer
Barreling across the gym, I couldn’t help but smile. The smile changed to giddy laughter as I leapt from my feet to spear my opponent. The collision left my world spinning. One second upside-down, the next sideways, then upside-down again. Through it all, my laughter never stopped. More…