By Zach Houle
My first impression of Lasell College was that it’s a small school located in the wealthy suburbs of Boston. Early in my college search, my goal was to go to school in the city. As I ventured further through the application process, I realized being in the city all the time and having an influx of work to do would give me headaches. There’s always a ton of people walking around, and you must have your head on a swivel.
Video by Chris Bretti – 1851 Staff
Students gathered in the newly renovated Arnow Campus Center this past Tuesday to raise breast cancer awareness. The Lasell community decked out in pink attire and brought lively energy to show their support. The event was complete with performances from the dance team, step team and A cappella group. As October and National Breast Cancer Awareness Month comes to a close, students honored their loved ones and survivors by releasing pink balloons in the North quad. Check out this video for a glimpse of Tuesday’s event!
By Madelyn Hedges
Myself and other first year students experienced college for the first-time during orientation weekend. Everyone had made their way down to the football field before 8 a.m. There, we sat in a big circle with name tags pinned to our t-shirts and played “ice breaker games.” All the orientation leaders were practically jumping out of their shoes to get us involved.
Megan Palumbo & Colin Froment – Co-Editors-In-Chief
Lasell Drama Club partners with Regis College
The Lasell College Drama Club is partnering with Regis College to perform “Footloose: the Musical” for their fall production. Auditions were held on Sept. 12 at Regis and Sept. 13-14 at Lasell, and the cast list was posted on Sept. 17. Opening weekend is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 15 through Sunday, Nov. 18 at the Eleanor Welch Casey Theatre at Regis College.
Mass Transit performs at Town Hall meeting Sept. 25
On Sept. 25, Professor Jesse Tauriac and social justice theater troupe, Mass Transit hosted a Town Hall open forum in deWitt Hall. This was to provide updates on diversity inclusion on campus and engage the community in values regarding racial equality.
Professor Tauriac highlighted the numerous advancements the Donahue Institute for Ethics, Diversity, and Inclusion have already implemented that promote diversity inclusion on campus. This included climate and cultural climate surveys sent out to students and faculty and the eight employee Intercultural Competence Workshops that have already taken place.
Three Mass Transit actors performed monologues from their original production “Difficult Conversations: On Race Gender and Power”. These scenes depicted harsh situations individuals of color have regularly experienced. Mass Transit had the goal of students being the ones to implement change and understand why certain things are said to others.
“Find someone new and make a better place,” said Mass Transit performer Joseph Lymous.
New Shuttle App
Ride Systems, a real-time GPS shuttle and bus tracking application has been introduced to Lasell’s shuttle system for the fall semester. Students can access this service on mobile devices or desktops to track where the shuttles are at all times. The app uses a map of the Lasell campus, displaying a small icon that moves in real-time wherever the shuttle travels. There’s an option to search certain stops, where students can “favorite” or bookmark a certain stop. Users can also create an alert, which sends a notification when the shuttle is approaching. Students can download the Ride Systems app from the App Store or Google Play store and search Lasell College, or access it through the shuttle section on the MyLasell app.
Under the direction of professors Mimi Reddicliffe, Becky Kennedy, and Margo Lemieux, students are collecting student, faculty, alumni, and Lasell Village work for the new publication “The Compendium.” The purpose of “The Compendium” is to showcase creative work by the Lasell community. Submissions will include short fiction, poetry, non-fiction, essays, and visual art. Students working on the arts journal include Laura Justice, Doug Gardner, Dan Fox, Jessica Bouchard, James McDonough, Kayli Hertel, and Gaby Povolotski. More…