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.
Casey DiBari & Hannah Smith – Opinion Editor & 1851 Staff
Students returned to campus, no doubt excited to be with their friends again, start classes and see where they’d be living for the next school year. But for some, that excitement may have deflated when they saw the condition of their housing.
Water damage. Paint damage. Missing closet doors. This is just some things heard or seen when school started up again. Some of the residence halls and houses had various damage, which soured the mood of move-in day for some returning students. While these damages can be brushed off and accepted, it can still ruin the feel of a room.
Casey DiBari & Virginia Bry – Opinion Editor & Virginia Bry
Lasell fans support men’s basketball play Dean College from the balcony above. Photo by Megan Palumbo.
Despite being a school heavily involved with sports, there seems to be an issue that plagues the school’s athletics: the attendance rate of students at home games.
While Lasers have a number of loyal fans who come to almost every game, they do not seem to bring in the bigger crowds one might expect. This brings the question on how much attendance impacts our athletes during their games.
Casey DiBari – 1851 Staff
Illustration by Thomas Baker
When Arnow shut down for renovations, it took Einstein’s with it. This left students with one on-campus option for coffee and tea: the Starbucks in the STC. The Starbucks was something many students were looking forward to when it first opened last year and ran decently throughout the spring semester.
Mackenzie Dineen & Casey DiBari – Features Editor & 1851 Staff
The first floor of Arnow Campus Center has gone through a quick remodel, and is expected to open the first week of October. Photo by Mackenzie Dineen.
Students were surprised this summer when they stopped by Arnow Campus Center and found it closed for construction. After about two years of planning, new renovations are currently underway, and students have con- cerns regarding what will be inside and when it will open.
By Seán McGlone & Casey DiBari – Editor-in-Chief & 1851 Staff
While it may not feel like springtime in some parts of the country, that hasn’t stopped the start of the 2018 baseball season. All of Major League Baseball’s 30 teams started their season on March 29, which is the earliest start in the history of the league. The season seems to be going quite nicely for the teams, sans some brawls that happened recently, and baseball fans are feeling thrilled. And they should. More…
By Danielle Hogan, Elizabeth Quincy and Casey DiBari – Arts Editor & 1851 Staff
The MFA is free for Lasell students and a great for exploring on a budget. Photo by Danielle Hogan
When the weather warms up this spring and the flowers begin to bloom, students may be in search of new and exciting things to do in the city on a budget. If you’re eager to explore the city, five affordable places to visit in Boston are: More…