Your World Will Change

By Karissa M. Gaughan1851 Staff 

“4-year-old Karissa Gaughan outside her house in hometown Connecticut”
By Karissa M. Gaughan

Dear Little one,

You’re going to carry burdens you’ll wish you never endured, nevertheless, your perseverance is why you’re here today. You kept your head up, and I’m proud of you.

You’re going to question a lot of things growing up. Preconceptions you’ve made as a child will show to be facades, but this isn’t meant as a trick or an act of deceit. The world is not as soft and caring as Mom tucking you in at night singing ‘You Are My Sunshine’ until you close your innocent eyes. You see, as you grow older, you’ll discover the world around you is what you make of it. It can be cold and scary, but what you have in store is a lifetime filled with adventure and jubilation.

Experience the ammeration of traveling to the islands and seeing clear Pacific waves crash into white sandy beaches. Climb Mount Everest and marvel at the beautiful curves of the land you walk on. Tour the seven wonders of the world, keeping in mind the thoughts of their creators, but create your own original thoughts. Initiate a context with people from backgrounds estranged from yours, and understand the different walks of life around you.

You’ll learn that people are nothing more than stories told from different perspectives. Listening to others’ stories will allow you to be yourself through the acceptance of diversity.

Every story has a beginning, middle and end. This is just your beginning.

Always take the road less traveled,

Love, not so little you.

Changing for the better

By Meghan CarrollNews Editor

Carroll getting her head in the game.
Photo by Meghan Carroll.

Change—something that everyone goes through. There are many factors when it comes to the growth of a person. Since being at Lasell, many things have made me the kind of person I am today. I’m grateful for growth and there is still a lot I have to learn, especially after Lasell, but reflecting over the years, here are some things I have learned. 

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From “No” to “Whoa”

By Yadira Medina

When I first arrived at Lasell I was nervous because it isn’t a racially diverse school, so I felt out of my element. For this reason, I decided to room with girls from my high school – along with the hope that it’d lessen my sense of homesickness. But I came to Lasell to study so making friends had to take a backburner…or so I thought. I soon realized that wasn’t going to work here.

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