Muller, Snow, Gomez to speak at graduation Reply

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By Claire CrittendonFeatures Editor

May 16 was supposed to be one of the biggest milestones to date for both the undergraduate and graduate classes of 2020. While the 166th Commencement ceremony won’t be gracing Taylor Field this month, speakers James Muller, Nancy Snow and Rosa Del Carmen Gomez are actively preparing their speeches for whenever 2020’s graduation will take place.

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Life on campus continues through pandemic Reply

By Claire Crittendon, Katie Peters, Madison Raffone, and Bailey KlingamanFeatures Editor, Arts Editor, Copyeditor, and Staff Writer

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Ruth Kehinde adjusts to online classes in her comfort zone. Photo courtesy of Ruth Kehinde.

By March 31, students were encouraged to decide whether to move off-campus or stay while practicing social distancing to decrease the spread of the virus throughout campus. Those who stayed are inhibiting East, West and North Halls. According to Associate Vice President for Administration Diane Parker, there are currently about 70 students still residing on campus.

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Interns deserve better Reply

By Claire CrittendonFeatures Editor 

Every Lasell student is required to complete at least one internship before graduating. While it used to be that students here were unable to accept paid internship positions, that is thankfully no longer the case. But, even now that students may obtain programs offering monetary compensation now, many aren’t lucky enough to nail one down.

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The artists are gone, but the gallery still stands Reply

Ruth Kehinde, Katie Peters and Claire CrittendonDigital Editor, Arts Editor & Features Editor

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Attendees admire the art hung in the Wedeman Gallery at the artist’s reception of ART/Word’s collection “Visions of Love. Photos by wedemangallery.com

Lasell offers more than 60 academic programs, allowing students to choose from 42 majors and 38 minors. However, professional arts majors aren’t offered anymore, having only one art minor for students to choose from. The arts management program opened around 2014 but then closed within the years proceeding until the last two students graduated with an arts management major last spring. Since then, the arts management program’s spirit has been kept alive within the Wedeman Gallery that’s located on the second floor of Yamawaki.

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Lasers Rock IBS NYC 2020 Reply

By Claire Crittendon – Features Editor

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From L-R, Victoria Spellman, Kathleen McHale, Nora Ortegas, Robby Rowe, Allie Clancy, Taylor Viles, Matt Berentsen, and Elliette Barrows pictured at the IBS NYC conference. Photo courtesy of Taylor Viles. 

From March 6-8, eight select members of WLAS and Lasell Community Television (LCTV) and advisor of both clubs, Dr. Brian Wardya, attended the Intercollegiate Broadcast System (IBS) 2020 conference held in New York City.

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Men’s B-Ball, athletic culture shifts 1

By Adam Hallenbeck, Claire Crittendon & Taylor VilesSports Editor, Features Editor and 1851 Staff

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The Athletic Center remains hollow at the beginning of the first home game back in front of a populated Lasell campus for the men’s volleyball team. Photo Courtesy of Adam Hallenbeck.

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Students sit and watch from the bleachers within the Legion of Blue, Lasell’s traditional fan section within the gymnasium. Photo Courtesy of Adam Hallenbeck.

For prospective students, a strong athletic department can be the reason for choosing a particular school. Lasell’s Athletic website reflects this idea, saying “Athletics are considered an integral part of sound educational experience with the goal to have each student-athlete strive to reach his or her potential, on and off the field.”

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Emotional support animals bring comfort to campus Reply

By Holly Feola & Claire Crittendon- News Editor & Features Editor

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Gabby Miller’s ESA Gracie in her second year on campus. Photo Courtesy of Holly Feola

Since 2015, Lasell has allowed qualifying students to have emotional support animals (ESAs) in the residence halls with them. Four years later, the process is still going strong.

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From clubs to careers, Lasers lead as examples Reply

By Emily Long & Claire Crittendon – Digital Editor & Features Editor

One of the many draws Lasell University has for students is the impressive number of student-run clubs and organizations. It is common to see students running from two or more club meetings during Tuesday and Thursday common hours. Ask any student about the clubs they are in and most will passionately tell you about what their role is on campus.

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