Family, Friends, Alumni weekend is back

By Claire Crittendon, Izzy Woods & Karissa GaughanCo-Editor-in-Chief & 1851 Contributors

Family, friends and alumni flocked to campus from October 16 to 18 to reconnect with their loved ones within the Lasell community. This annual event was put on pause in 2020 to respect federal and state COVID-19 guidelines, but two weeks ago the Office of Student Activities launched three days of non-stop, in-person events.  

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News Briefs

FFA Weekend

By Claire CrittendonCo-Editor-In-Chief

The annual Friends, Family and Alumni Weekend will be hosted from October 15 through 17. Alumni games will take place on both fields, alongside a variety of other events. In the past, activities have consisted of bingo, apple picking, river races, club fairs, and more. Check Laser Involvement for up to date information including how to make reservations.

Alumna Ruth Kehinde’s speech

By Claire CrittendonCo-Editor-In-Chief

At the annual U-Belong celebration on September 9, Alumna Ruth Kehinde (‘21) addressed the crowd. She spoke about a flag she designed with assistance from Professor of Graphic Design Ken Calhoun. Kehinde calls the flag “the United three,” featuring a combination of the LGBTQ+, trans, and the Black Lives Matter flags. A full copy of her speech can be found on our website.

Arnow hosts flu shot clinic

By LJ VP LaFiura 1851 Contributor

In mid-September, the Arnow Campus Center hosted a flu shot clinic administered by professionals from a local Shaw’s pharmacy team. The clinic ran from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on September 17, and ran again on September 20. Students were encouraged to sign up in advance using a QR code on the posters or a link distributed via email. If one failed to sign up, walk-ins were still welcome. The flu vaccination is not required this year, rather “strongly encouraged,” per a health services mass communication email.

U-Belong

By Rebecca OsowskiFeatures Editor

Lasell’s annual U-Belong Celebration took place on September 14 from 2 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Arnow Quad. The event was open to all members of the Lasell community including students, faculty, staff, and residents of Lasell Village. The event featured food, games, crafts, and a meet your major event. There was also a raising of the United three flag at the main flagpole located on the corner of Maple Street and Woodland Road.

New testing center hours

By Claire CrittendonCo-Editor-In-Chief

On September 30, an email was sent to the community detailing new COVID-19 policies. A major change was the reduction of testing hours. Community members who are not required to test will now be able to get tested on Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon, and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on a walk-in basis.

Marathon Monday returning

By Pat Carbone1851 Contributor

On October 11 the 125th running of the Boston Marathon will be held. Marathon Monday will return to campus for the first time since the spring of 2019. All classes will be canceled while students come together to celebrate the event throughout the day. The marathon will be run again in April 2022. This is the first time the event has been held since COVID-19 hit the US.

Once a Laser always a Laser

Family, friends and alumni weekend is one of the most highly attended events each year. Over the weekend, many different events and activities are put on for the community to enjoy. Photos by Avery Stankus, Holly Feola & Katie Peters.

 

Family, friends, alumni flock to campus for festivities

By Holly Feola & Katie PetersNews Editor & Arts Editor

Family, Friends and Alumni Weekend (FFAW ) brought together new and familiar faces on campus for a variety of activities from Oct. 18 to 20. Each day had its own agenda of fun events organized by the Office of Student Activities and Orientation and the Office of Development and Alumni Relations.

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Alumni weekend, senior day photo gallery

Relive alumni weekend and senior day games here.

PHOTOS: Lasell Senior Day

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Photos by Tom Horak – Staff Photographer

Family, Friends, & Alumni Weekend was held October 16 – 18 with on and off-campus activities, including senior day games for multiple Lasell teams. Senior Day honors student athletes at the last home game of their college career. Field hockey lost 2-0, men’s soccer lost 2-1, women’s soccer won 4-0. Women’s volleyball will not honor their seniors until October 30. Members of both the men and women’s cross country team were honored with a ceremony during the soccer games.

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