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.
By Hannah Akerly – 1851 Staff
- Pictures & Polaroids: A great way to surround yourself with all the fun memories you’ve had with your friends.
- Tapestries: The perfect way to make your room look that much closer to an ad for Urban Outfitters.
- String lights: They set a relaxing mood and keep you from having to turn on that obnoxious fluorescent light.
- Throw pillows: Only here for decoration, but they make your space look so much more put together. Plus, there’s never a limit on the number of throw pillows that qualifies as too many!
- Rugs: No one likes having a boring floor, so why not spice it up with a fuzzy rug? Besides adding some dimension, it’ll make your space look bigger too.
- DIY wall art: Save money by painting your own wall art! Find supplies at a local supply store (like Michael’s) and be proud to hang up your hard work for everyone to see.
- Letter light boxes: So you can share all your favorite lyrics, inspirational quotes or even just your favorite college bible quote… “She is clothed with leggings and oversized t-shirts and she naps without fear of the future.” -Probably College 31:25.
- Throw blankets: So you can snuggle up with that special person in your life or that other special person…Netflix.
- Plants/Succulents: Sometimes you spend hours (or even days) in your dorm room, so why not bring the outdoors inside to enjoy?
Photo courtesy – Pinterest
By Morgan VanWickler – Art Director
Student Alumni Association hosted an alumni panel on November 15 featuring (L-R) Katie Rathbun (’16), Gabriella Giangregorio (16′), Kevin Moloney (’14), and Ginelle Gaulin (’10). Photo by Katie Schneider
On November 15, Student Alumni Association hosted an alumni panel for their organization members and the rest of the Lasell community. The panel consisted of four Lasell graduates; Katie Rathbun (‘16), Gabriella Giangregorio (‘16), Kevin Moloney (‘14), and Ginelle Gaulin (‘10) and was moderated by SAA members Rosa DelCarmen and Ali Barlett. More…
Emily Kochanek – 1851 Staff
When students look to grab a late night snack at the Campus Center after 10 p.m., they’ll find locked doors instead of flatbreads. The decision to close earlier came from Lasell’s Sodexo general manager, Mairead VanHeest, and her staff. The decision, she said, was purely business driven. More…
Families unpack their vehicles in the Woodland Circle.
A student welcomes families into the newly renovated Woodland Hall.
Students share a laugh outside of Van Winkle Hall as they wait to help move in first-year students.
Photos courtesy of Kait Quinn
Emily M. Kochanek – News Editor
The Class of 2017 moved onto campus on September 6, eager to settle into college life. According to Dean of Admissions James Tweed, the enrollment for the first-years stands at 430 students, slightly less than the record-setting 558 students last year.
Dip in enrollment is normal, said Tweed, “It’s not an exact science.” Lasell has kept the numbers of enrolled students consistent to ensure class size and ability to use connected learning within small classrooms. “We’re looking at no fluctuations,” Tweed said. He also added that the institution is healthy and growing at a steady pace. More…
Natalile Kfoury – Co-Editor-in-Chief
Something felt different when I stepped onto the Lasell campus this year. I wasn’t expecting to feel any different, as I am in my third year, everything feels comfortable, and nothing feels final as would be expected in one’s senior year. However, I felt different looking around at the familiar buildings, faces, and roads. The best way I can put it is that Lasell gets better and better to come back to each year.
This isn’t to say that Lasell was awful to come back to last year and the excitement of moving in was subpar my freshman year. And I don’t think that it is just because this past summer seemed really long and I was more than thrilled to be back here. Rather that I have come to understand that the people here work hard throughout the summer to make Lasell all the more inviting in the fall. More…