By Casey Dibari & Rosa Del Carmen Gomez– Opinion Editor & 1851 Staff
Tortilla chips, dip, and various mocktails that were up for grabs at the speak- easy. The food and drinks helped set the tone of the event.
(Left to Right) The Class of 2023’s student board who hosted the event for the night: Samantha Vega-Torres, Michael Woo, Hannah Booth, Mahima Patel. The four first-year students organized this event to raise money for their Class Giving Challenge.
Students participate in the murder-mystery during the Mocktail Speakeasy event on the top floor of the Arnow Campus Center.
On January 29, the Class of 2023 Committee hosted a 1920s-style Mocktail and Murder Mystery night for their Class Giving Challenge. The event was held on the second floor of the Arnow Campus center from 8-10 p.m. and was led by Secretary Samantha Vega-Torres.
Kara-aged Fried Chicken, with a bowl of vegan style miso ramen across the table, served at Newton Centre’s own Little Big Diner. Photo Courtesy of Casey DiBari
By Casey DiBari & Skylar Diamond – Opinion Editor & 1851 Staff
Right in Newton Centre, Little Big Diner is a modern restaurant that offers a variety of homey food. The size offers a more intimate setting, and whether or not it is crowded, you can easily hold a conversation with whoever you came with or sit comfortably in silence as you enjoy your meal.
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.