Pino and Yandow take the GNAC by storm Reply

By Colin Froment and Aimee Forman – 1851 Staff 

Junior Taylor Yandow and sophomore Vanessa Pino earned the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Player of the Week this past month for their outstanding athletic performances.  Both players have won the award twice this season — Yandow was named GNAC Player of the Week two weeks in a row.  More…

News Briefs Reply

By Colin Froment, Nicole Taylor, Ashley Cosgrove  1851 Staff, 1851 Staff, Contributing Writer 

Students say “thank you” to donors with TAG Day event

The Student Alumni Association organized the second annual Thank-A-Giver (TAG) Day on April 4 in the Arnow Campus Center. The event highlights the number of people who have donated money to the Lasell Fund.

The event included a large “thank you” poster for the donors that students could sign, as well as snacks and raffles for gift cards to Chipotle and Amazon. Lasell’s mascot Boomer also made an appearance.

Kelsey Brogna, the Associate Director of Alumni Relations, contributed in organizing the event to help students understand the importance of the Lasell Fund and how much the campus has improved because of donations. “It’s good to let donors know that we appreciate their commitment to the college and its students. Without their support, there’s a lot of things on campus that wouldn’t be possible,” said Brogna.

The money donated to the Lasell Fund benefits many programs offered on campus, including study abroad and Shoulder-to-Shoulder trips, scholarships, academic programs, and technology resources, among others.

“It’s a great opportunity for students to personally say thank you.” said junior James Rossano, President of the SAA.

Seniors celebrate 25 days until graduation 

On Thursday, April 13, Franco’s Pizzeria and Pub in Waltham was filled with Lasell seniors to celebrate the final weeks until graduation.

The event was the last countdown celebration until Senior Week. Senior Class President Kelsey Desjardins helped plan each event alongside the class officers and staff from the Office of Student Activities. “It is very stressful at times,” said Desjardins. “My favorite part is seeing all the events come together after all the planning.”

“At first I was skeptical, but I think Franco’s was the perfect place for 25 days,” said Aliza Bogosian. “It was affordable too – we’re all strapped for cash at this point.”

However, Franco’s is a tight space for a large crowd so some seniors were not allowed inside the bar because of issues with over-capacity. The seniors who made it inside enjoyed karaoke, dancing, and billiards.

Seniors were not the only ones who did karaoke. Campus police officer Brian Barnes  sang Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline” as part of an agreement with the Senior Class Committee. The agreement was if the senior class met the goal of raising $2,200 by the time of the event, he would have to sing karaoke. “I thought it was a great way for Campus Police to help send off the seniors in a goofy way,” said Andrew Glynn.

Lasell takes a S.T.E.P for foster kids

This semester a group of students formed a campaign to help children of trauma, specifically, children in the foster care system. The campaign was created by the Action for Social Justice: Advocacy for Children class, with sociology professor Betsy Leondar-Wright.

S.T.E.P stands for “strengthening to empower and protect.” The campaign is working to raise the state budget for Department of Children and Families, line item 4800-1100: Social Workers for Case Management. With the increase, the social workers will have smaller caseloads and be able to focus more directly on the foster child’s needs.

On April 12, the goup had more than 60 people call state representatives to vouch their support.

The class will be holding an event at the State House April 25 at 2 p.m. Attend the event to show support and help foster children get the proper help and resources they deserve.

The group of students will be demonstrating the stress of a social worker through a brief street performance. And meet with legislators.

These children in the foster care system did not have a choice of what happened in their past, but the class’s help can make a bright and positive difference in their future.

“Logan:” A bittersweet goodbye Reply

By Colin Froment – 1851 Staff 

Since donning the metal claws for the first time in 2000, Hugh Jackman has made the comic book character known as Wolverine one of the most popular superheroes from the “X-Men” film franchise. Jackman has shined as Wolverine on the big screen in nine films over the course of 17 years. After announcing his retirement from the character after one last film, fans have wondered if “Logan” is the best way to say goodbye to one of their favorite mutants. “Logan” details an aging and nearly-powerless Wolverine in a dark future caring for the disease-stricken Professor Xavier (another staple character in the franchise played by Patrick Stewart).   More…

A “Strange” movie hits cinemas Reply

By Colin Froment – 1851 Staff

Whether you love or hate comic books, fans of them were treated when a plethora of their favorite characters were featured in action movies this year. The latest of the superhero film frenzy is Marvel’s fourteenth film, “Doctor Strange.” It tells the tale of a top surgeon who destroys his hands in a car accident and embarks on a journey to heal himself, while learning the hidden arts of magic and mysticism.

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Benedict Cumberbatch (L) stars as Dr. Stephen Strange. Chiwetel Ejiofor (R) stars as Baron Mordo, a sorcerer. Photo Courtesy of IMDb

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Community discusses social work, crime Reply

By Armando Machado Jr. and Colin Froment – 1851 Staff

The Lasell Village ballroom was host to a panel discussion entitled, “Mightier Than the Sword: The Promise of Social Work and Police” on October 24.  It was presented by Sarah Abbott, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, and hosted by the RoseMary B. Fuss Center for Research on Aging and Intergenerational Studies. The discussion was held to raise awareness and to prevent police related violence. About 40 people were in attendance, including students, village residents, and faculty.     More…

Lasers take on Washington D.C. Reply

By Colin Froment – 1851 Staff

Five students and two faculty members recently traveled to Washington D.C. for Lasell’s fourth annual Communication trip from October 20 to October 22. The trip gave students the chance to experience different professions in the communication field.

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Five communications students were led by professors Erin Vicente and Marie Franklin to Washington D.C. Photo courtesy of Marie Franklin

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Students, professors adjust to modular classrooms Reply

By Colin Froment – 1851 Staff

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The modular classroom located on Grove Street. The pods will be used until December 2017. Photo by Ryan Fitzgerald

Students and professors on campus are reacting positively to the new modular classrooms that were installed this year. These modular classrooms, located on Grove Street and Maple Terrace, are temporary substitutes for classrooms lost in the Wass/Wolfe renovation project. More…