Your World Will Change

By Karissa M. Gaughan1851 Staff 

“4-year-old Karissa Gaughan outside her house in hometown Connecticut”
By Karissa M. Gaughan

Dear Little one,

You’re going to carry burdens you’ll wish you never endured, nevertheless, your perseverance is why you’re here today. You kept your head up, and I’m proud of you.

You’re going to question a lot of things growing up. Preconceptions you’ve made as a child will show to be facades, but this isn’t meant as a trick or an act of deceit. The world is not as soft and caring as Mom tucking you in at night singing ‘You Are My Sunshine’ until you close your innocent eyes. You see, as you grow older, you’ll discover the world around you is what you make of it. It can be cold and scary, but what you have in store is a lifetime filled with adventure and jubilation.

Experience the ammeration of traveling to the islands and seeing clear Pacific waves crash into white sandy beaches. Climb Mount Everest and marvel at the beautiful curves of the land you walk on. Tour the seven wonders of the world, keeping in mind the thoughts of their creators, but create your own original thoughts. Initiate a context with people from backgrounds estranged from yours, and understand the different walks of life around you.

You’ll learn that people are nothing more than stories told from different perspectives. Listening to others’ stories will allow you to be yourself through the acceptance of diversity.

Every story has a beginning, middle and end. This is just your beginning.

Always take the road less traveled,

Love, not so little you.

A well deserved “Thank You” I never got to give

By Kaie QuigleyFeatures Editor

Former “Life Changer of the Year” nominee, Amanda DeBisschop speaks at Leland & Gray Union High School’s graduation in 2018 after the yearbook was dedicated to her by the graduating class.
Photo courtesy of Linda Sperry, The Brattleboro Reformer

As I was transitioning into high school in 2015, I began to ask my older friends about some teachers and classes. Which ones to take and, more importantly, which to avoid. I began to notice a pattern: most of my friends didn’t really “enjoy” any classes they had taken… Unless the class was led by a particular teacher— “Ms. D.” I would come to find out that Ms. D was the best in the business: everyone’s favorite teacher, many students’ friend. Appearing to vanish in the blink of an eye, Amanda DeBisschop will be sorely missed in my high school community.

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7 most captivating shows and movies to consume your free time

By Karissa Gaughan– 1851 Staff

Finding a show or movie that captures your attention and passes the time can be difficult. Especially if you spent most of quarantine watching everything imaginable, new is hard to find. If you are craving a new movie or show to binge watch, here are seven recommendations for every interest out there.

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Uncommon Interest Spotlight: Catherine Weiss

Abi Brown A&E Section Editor

Weiss (left) and Flying Nonny (right) in the cockpit together.
Photo courtesy of Catherine Weiss

As a student, you don’t always stop to think of your professors as having hobbies outside of academia. However, when you take the time to pause and ask them about it, their answers may surprise you. For instance, if you were to ask Professor of Fashion Catherine Weiss, she would tell you she spent time learning to fly planes.

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Doc Emerick retires, leaving legacy

By Josh Wolmer1851 Staff

Doc sitting inside the garden taking the scenery in.
Photo by Josh Wolmer.

Last month the voice of hockey, Doc Emerick, called it a career leaving a legacy behind that can never be matched. His voice was heard for many generations. His impact on Lasell students, as hockey fans, was imminent. Many recall him calling Sidney Crosby’s golden goal in Vancouver back in 2010, TJ Oshie’s shootout heroics in Russia and him calling the Bruins 2011 Stanley Cup victory when they beat the president trophy-winning, Vancouver Canucks. 

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The women behind The Chronicle’s digital content

By Katie PetersArts Editor

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The brains of the operation, Ruth Kehinde and Emily Long. Photo courtesy of Emily Long and Ruth Kehinde.

Managing digital content for a university’s newspaper is no small feat. It takes creativity, patience and communication to do the job effectively. Since March, The 1851 Chronicle has moved completely online, making the job of digital editor that much more crucial. Thanks to the two women that currently hold this job, the transition has been seamless.

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What’s your media diet?

By Avery StankusEditor-in-Chief

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Photo by: Avery Stankus

Do you know what’s going on around the world? What are the most common symptoms of the virus? What precautions should you take? Whether the news is on all day while working from home or notifications come in when there’s an update, chances are most people know the answers to these COVID-19—related questions. But here’s a question: Where are you getting your news? While being educated on all things coronavirus is important, it may also be worth looking at how you’re consuming the media. Continue reading “What’s your media diet?”

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