Welcome back, COVID-style

By Katie Peters, Claire Crittendon & Meghan CarrollEditors-in-Chief & News Editor

September 5-8 saw the return of 720 resident and 263 commuter students to residential halls and academic buildings, according to the Registrar’s Office, unveiling the COVID-19 prepped campus. An additional 443 students are studying remotely online.

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Old Faces become New Faces

By Zack Urbanowski1851 Contributor 

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Costa Rica trip with a view

On the first day of classes, Sept. 9, I had two classes, Contemporary Sport Management and Writing Workshop. I was so nervous but so excited to meet new people, make friends, and expand my learning abilities. My other classes that I currently take are MATH106, BUSS101, FYS, and AAC. I didn’t know how this day will go but by the end of my first day, I came to know that I loved college and it’s going to be a great time here. Continue reading “Old Faces become New Faces”

Getting Familiar With My New Life

By Cierra Lacaillade1851 Contributor 

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Cierra Lacaillade senior portrait. Photo by Natascha Dacres

The first time I stepped foot onto the Lasell campus was when I toured. It was in February and I remember how cold it was outside and being from Vermont, I know cold. Every time I walked into a building from the outside, it was so warm. I remember the soft yellow lights coming through the windows and I immediately felt the cozy, homelike vibe of Lasell.

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Temporary Insomniac

By Parker Eckert – 1851 Contributor 

Parker Eckert Pictrure for Blog Post

My day started with an early morning as I had to leave my home at 7:00 a.m. to drive two and a half hours from Maine to my new home in Woodland Hall at Lasell. I arrived a little after check-in started, and immediately I was caught up in the chaos. However, there was something about the chaos that fed into my excitement of becoming independent. 

All day I spent time with my roommates. We went to target to get some more dorm necessities, mostly Red Bull, and I got to meet up with some friends I had made over orientation. My day was great. I got along with everyone, had moved in successfully, but that night I couldn’t sleep. Long after both my roommates had dozed off, I stayed in bed awake, unable to sleep. I was exhausted but there was something about not having my own bed under me that was unfamiliar, and uncomfortable. During my first few nights I was an insomniac, I’d lay awake all night trying sleep only to become frustrated and end up listening to music or taking a late night walk just to give my brain something else to focus on.

As I grew accustomed to my new home in the dorm I learned its quirks – sometimes the trash stinks up the hall, the water pressure in the showers sucks, and if it weren’t for the box fan that has been on 24/7 since move in, I’m pretty sure I would have succumbed to heat stroke in my sleep by now. Thankfully my roommates are great, and I eventually got accustomed to the smaller bed. I like my new home a lot now, quirks and all, even though the three flights of stairs are still an annoying obstacle between me and my bed at the end of a long day.

As I began my classes I was able to fall into a schedule. I have favorite professors, and favorite classes. I have a homework schedule that I follow (sometimes) and as time goes by things like the water pressure that bothered me when I got here don’t anymore.

All in all, I like it here, and I’ve made some great friends so far. Now I just find myself exited for what the future holds, and that I’m exited to experience it with these great people.

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