Vanderhorst turns dark time to bright future

By Taylor Viles Sports Editor

Graduate student Kevin Vanderhorst shined equally on both sides of the court during the recent winter season. He averaged 12.6 for both points and rebounds per game. Photos courtesy of Janard Jones / Lasell Athletics

In October 2019, the 1851 Chronicle sat down with men’s basketball player Kevin Vanderhorst before his first full season following a six-month cancer battle. Two-and-a-half years later, we are circling back with Vanderhorst to check in on how his college experience has progressed.

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Commencement speakers hope to inspire

By Kaie Quigley & Michael Maruk – Co-Editor-In-Chief & Art Director

Like all great things, they must come to an end. Commencement is one milestone in particular that stands out as a great accomplishment in academia. It celebrates the completion of schooling for many as well as the introduction to the workforce of tomorrow. Luckily enough there are a few chosen to inspire those forward in that next step and we were able to have a chance to speak to a couple of them to get their thoughts on life after Lasell. 

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Third annual Alumni Pride Panel sets record attendance

By Alexandra White & Karisa Gaughan – Opinion Editor & Digital Sports Editor

Erica Desautels (‘09), Samantha Kowalski (G’16), and Dylan Alves (‘21) prepare for the Alumni Pride Panel in Arnow. Photo Courtesy of Juliana DeMuro

The Alumni Pride Panel on April 13 featured LGBTQ alumni Ashlyn Eaton (‘19), Erica Desautels (‘09), Samantha Kowalski (G ‘16), and Dylan Alves (‘21). The panel, hosted by the Student Alumni Association (SAA), and Lasell’s PRIDE club allowed alumni to share their experiences as a member of the LGBTQ community in college and workforce.

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Big Sister Boston seeking student role models

By Kait Bedell – News Editor

Big Sister Boston’s team that aims to fuel young girls’ passions and future success through relationships with young adults. Photo courtesy of Sophia Franzik

From helping little girls achieve their dreams to acting as a role model, Big Sister Boston is seeking Lasell students who are looking to make an impact on young adults in the Boston area. 

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Empty Bowls gives back, inspires community

By Rebecca Osowski & Nico Manganiello – Features Editor & 1851 Contributor

On April 1, Empty Bowls held its fifth annual event, its first in-person since 2019, benefiting Centre Street Food Pantry in Newton. The club’s handmade bowls were sold, auctioned, and raffled off at the event. 

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Students start Black Student Association on campus

By Kait Bedell & Abi Brown – News Editor & Arts Editor

Students and faculty members attend the Gala in celebration of Black History Month hosted by the Black Student Association in De Witt Hall. Photos courtesy of the Black Student Association & Jalynn Hilton

The Black Student Association (BSA) is a new organization introduced this semester that focuses on providing a safe space for those within the community on campus.

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