The future is pass/fail

By Claire CrittendonCo-Editor-in-Chief

The feeling of pure ecstasy as you hear your professor say, “this assignment will be graded on completion,” is unmatched. Your stress melts away, your breathing evens out, you realize you don’t have to spend the next two weeks agonizing in anticipation of a certain Canvas notification; all college-level classes should be pass/fail by default.

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Editor’s Corner: Text me when you get home

By Claire CrittendonCo-Editor-in-Chief

(L-R) Seniors Aster Kallman, Claire Crittendon and Nick Brown. Photo courtesy of Claire Crittendon

My college application essay was on the importance of what I called at the time, my found family. My friends, mentors, partners – people I knew would meet me with the perfect balance of patience, support, accountability, and love.

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Family, Friends, Alumni weekend is back

By Claire Crittendon, Izzy Woods & Karissa GaughanCo-Editor-in-Chief & 1851 Contributors

Family, friends and alumni flocked to campus from October 16 to 18 to reconnect with their loved ones within the Lasell community. This annual event was put on pause in 2020 to respect federal and state COVID-19 guidelines, but two weeks ago the Office of Student Activities launched three days of non-stop, in-person events.  

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Costume Do’s and Don’ts

By Casey DiBari & Claire Crittendon1851 Contributor & Editor in Chief

Halloween is in full swing once again this year, especially on campus. After a year filled with quarantining, tests and vaccinations, we know students are excited to have a night of fun, whether you’re going out with friends or staying on campus. However, we want to remember this year that along with making sure you’re being careful, make sure that your costumes aren’t going to offend other people in our community.

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SoWa Market: Explore creativity

By Claire Crittendon and Abi Brown – Co-Editor-in-Chief and Arts Editor

Located in the heart of Boston, at 450 Harrison Avenue, is SoWa Art and Design District, which is home to a variety of vendors, galleries, and life. From farmer’s markets to fashion designers to vintage shops, there is something here for everyone.

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Celebration for largest community donation

By Claire Crittendon, Alexandra White & Karissa GaughanCo-Editor-in-Chief & 1851 Contributors

On October 18, the newly dedicated Michal Longe ‘95 School Of Business hosted a celebration at the Dunne House to commemorate the largest donation given to Lasell, and the family behind it. 

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Runway 2021: Recap of the first digital shows

By Rachel Shepard, Kait Bedell & Claire Crittendon – Copy Editor, News Editor & Co-Editor-In-Chief

Senior Brian Allen pictured in his Tailoring garment. This look was shown in 2021, and was awarded the popular choice in its category. Photo courtesy of Brian Allen.

After the cancellation of 2020’s Runway, the excitement of students, faculty, and staff was palpable when Runway 2021 was confirmed for May 7 and 8 at 7 p.m.

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News Briefs

FFA Weekend

By Claire CrittendonCo-Editor-In-Chief

The annual Friends, Family and Alumni Weekend will be hosted from October 15 through 17. Alumni games will take place on both fields, alongside a variety of other events. In the past, activities have consisted of bingo, apple picking, river races, club fairs, and more. Check Laser Involvement for up to date information including how to make reservations.

Alumna Ruth Kehinde’s speech

By Claire CrittendonCo-Editor-In-Chief

At the annual U-Belong celebration on September 9, Alumna Ruth Kehinde (‘21) addressed the crowd. She spoke about a flag she designed with assistance from Professor of Graphic Design Ken Calhoun. Kehinde calls the flag “the United three,” featuring a combination of the LGBTQ+, trans, and the Black Lives Matter flags. A full copy of her speech can be found on our website.

Arnow hosts flu shot clinic

By LJ VP LaFiura 1851 Contributor

In mid-September, the Arnow Campus Center hosted a flu shot clinic administered by professionals from a local Shaw’s pharmacy team. The clinic ran from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on September 17, and ran again on September 20. Students were encouraged to sign up in advance using a QR code on the posters or a link distributed via email. If one failed to sign up, walk-ins were still welcome. The flu vaccination is not required this year, rather “strongly encouraged,” per a health services mass communication email.

U-Belong

By Rebecca OsowskiFeatures Editor

Lasell’s annual U-Belong Celebration took place on September 14 from 2 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Arnow Quad. The event was open to all members of the Lasell community including students, faculty, staff, and residents of Lasell Village. The event featured food, games, crafts, and a meet your major event. There was also a raising of the United three flag at the main flagpole located on the corner of Maple Street and Woodland Road.

New testing center hours

By Claire CrittendonCo-Editor-In-Chief

On September 30, an email was sent to the community detailing new COVID-19 policies. A major change was the reduction of testing hours. Community members who are not required to test will now be able to get tested on Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon, and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on a walk-in basis.

Marathon Monday returning

By Pat Carbone1851 Contributor

On October 11 the 125th running of the Boston Marathon will be held. Marathon Monday will return to campus for the first time since the spring of 2019. All classes will be canceled while students come together to celebrate the event throughout the day. The marathon will be run again in April 2022. This is the first time the event has been held since COVID-19 hit the US.

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