In memory of Alysha Rentas

By Abi Brown & Matt JacobsonArts Editor & 1851 Contributor

Pictured: Alysha Rentas, who was a rising senior who passed away in a car accident on August 3. Photo courtesy of Kenny Rentas

After a mournful announcement on August 3, the Lasell Community found out their friend, teammate, and rising senior Alysha Rentas had passed away in a car accident in her hometown of Athol, Massachusetts at 24 years old. She is survived by her two brothers, Kenny and Julian Rentas, mother Norali Barker, and grandmother known as Mami.

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Students celebrate Transgender Day of Remembrance

By Katie Peters & Emily Long1851 staff

PRIDE hosted Transgender Day of Remembrance in the Arnow Campus Center, Nov. 15. The event that brought attention to transgender issues featured Carter, a 24-year-old non-binary trans masculine man who shared his story of coming into his identity. Born a girl, he had known that he was trans from a very young age but didn’t get to learn about his identity until college. Most of his adolescence, he was encouraged to wear makeup and skinny jeans. His father would give him lectures on dating and boys.  

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