My cousin and I were what you’d call “renegade trick-or-treaters.” For those of you unfamiliar with the term, it refers to someone who uses a pillow case to hold their candy instead of one of those wimpy plastic buckets sold at CVS. It means never really having an official costume, but a genuinely scary rubber mask that molded to our faces while we donned a black hoodie and black sweatpants. There was no curfew on our Halloween; just candy. Lots and lots of candy.
By Krista DeJulio – Co-Editor-in-Chief
I have a bad habit of telling really terrible jokes and sometimes find myself telling my friends to smile or to lighten up when they don’t laugh at my jokes. It doesn’t surprise me when people don’t laugh, but I surprise myself when I tell people to actually laugh at my jokes. When did I turn into my worst nightmare?
By Natalie Kfoury – Editor-in-Chief
Volunteering and service are in the blood of Lasell. Numerous courses include service and almost every club seems to do something to give back. During my time at Lasell, I have participated in so many service events and each has affected me positively. My favorite annual service event, besides the trip to Ecuador as I cannot participate in that again, would be the Center for Community-Based Learning (CCBL)’s annual Holiday Board.
Natalie Kfoury – Editor-in-Chief
I woke up the morning of October 20 exhausted, not looking forward to starting another long Monday. As I do each morning, I checked my email, just in case a class had been canceled or some very important email had come in the dead of the night. This time, one came.
Yeah, I bought One Direction concert tickets more than a year in advance. My love for those five boys is insane, a little
costly, and quite frequently is the punch line of many jokes.
As I am about to graduate college and I’m looking at the life lessons I have learned, I realize I don’t care if someone wants to make fun of my music choices, because everyone has that one thing they could classify as guilty pleasure, if only they felt guilty about it. It is okay to like what you like, and not care what anyone else has to say about it. In this society, we are too concerned with what everyone else thinks of us; who cares if you marathon “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” if you enjoy it, don’t let someone else poking fun at that get you down. More…
Natalie Kfoury – Co-Editor-in-Chief
Netflix, my friends, is a beautiful thing. So is having friends or family members that own full seasons of television shows. Allow me to let you in on a little secret: I am a binge- watcher. Binge-watching is defined on the ever-reputable Wikipedia as “The practice of watching television for longer time spans than usual, usually of a single television show.”
Basically, I start watching a show and I try to complete it or seasons of it in as short of a time span as possible. It’s like a game: How long will it take me to watch “American Horror Story: Murder House” and “Asylum” and can I get caught up in time to watch “Coven.” I won that game. I watched the first two seasons in about two to three weeks and fully caught up the day before “Coven” premiered. More…
Zachary Gray – Co-Editor-in-Chief
Living on a college campus is truly a great experience. It’s four years of memories, meeting friends, and living independently. Compared to the major colleges in the Boston area, Lasell has a small number of students living on campus. Yet, Lasell arguably has the most variety when it comes to residence halls. The Auburndale campus features the historical houses, spacious suites, hotel-style halls, and traditional dormitories. But which style residence hall is the best to live in? Several seniors shared their thoughts on the dorms they’ve lived in throughout their years at Lasell. 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…