Lasell alum goes global with Team USA Reply

By James Macey – 1851 Staff

Lasell alum Alice O’Connor (‘17) recently experienced a rare opportuity – the chance to represent Team USA in the 2018 World Synchronized Skating Championship in Sweden in March.

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Alice O’Connor, who has been skating since age five, recently competed in the 2018 World Synchronized Skating Championship in Sweden. Photo courtesy of Alice O’Connor

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Students revamp Public Relations Alliance Reply

By Megan Palumbo & Morgan Van Wickler – Sports Editor & Art Director

The Public Relations Alliance (PRA) has returned and is certainly a force to be reckoned with. After a two-year hiatus, underclassmen have revived the organization and have big plans for their next few years being involved. 

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The Public Relations Alliance debuted on March 20, putting together a NESN’s Next Producer viewing party for finalists Greg Camillone and Allie Clancy. (L-R) James Kappatos, Communication Program Director Meryl Perlson, Carly Smith, Greg Camillone, Mary Fran Hansen, Allie Cancy, Lilly Rivera, Emily Long, and Taylor O’Neil. Photo courtesy of Matthew Searth

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The fight against hunger starts with “Empty Bowls” Reply

By Danielle Hogan – Arts Editor

Empty Bowls hosted their second community event on Friday April 13 in de Witt Hall. 

Guests were provided food, live entertainment and, for a $10 donation, a person could select a handcrafted ceramic bowl of their choice to take home. The group raised $1,500 to donate to the Centre Street Food Pantry in Newton, as efforts to fight hunger. 

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The Lasell Empty Bowls club meets every Wednesday night to make ceramic bowls in preparation of their community event. This year’s event was on April 13 in de Witt Hall. Photo by Danielle Hogan

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New course encompasses Arabic language Reply

By Leanne Signoriello – Features Editor

This past semester, the Saudi Student Association hosted several introductory Arabic language courses, allowing members of the community to learn concepts such as basic conversational phrases and the alphabet.

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Saudi Student Association’s President Ahmed Almutairi teaches participants phrases and the Arabic alphabet. Photo by Leanne Signoriello

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Washington teaches community ‘We don’t look like our stories’ Reply

By Ruth Kehinde 1851 Staff

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Speaker Monti Washington hosted his presentation “From the Streets to the Stage” on February 22. Washington discussed how his rough upbringing made him a better person and stressed the importance of being yourself. Photo by Katie Schneider

Award winning poet, actor, and motivational speaker Monti Washington talked about the fundamentals of life in his presentation, “From the Streets to the Stage,” in de Witt Hall on February 22. In his presentation he described the goals that individuals have are dreams and in order to make them come true, we need to have confidence within ourselves for without it, progression will never be possible. More…

Alum credits Lasell for her marathon inspiration Reply

By Megan Palumbo & Shannon Hart –  Sports Editor & 1851 Staff

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Lasell ‘13 alum Sarah Andler will run in the 2018 Boston Marathon, representing Tufts Medical Center. Photo courtesy of Rochester Marathon

When the Boston Marathon first began in 1897, only 15 runners entered to race. Today, the infamous race includes nearly 30,000 participants. We all know at least one person that knows someone else rooting for a family member or friend throughout the day. On April 16, Lasell alumnus Sarah Andler will be running the Boston Marathon for the first time.  More…

Fashion Collection travels through time Reply

By Morgan VanWickler & Megan Palumbo – Art Director & Sports Editor

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The Lasell Fashion Collection is located in the Donahue building. The collection showcases a number of historical garments for fashion students to reference when making their garments. Photo by Morgan VanWickler

From a dream made into reality, Lasell’s Fashion Collection was established in 1996 through the volunteer work done by Fashion Professor Jill Carey. For two years, Carey volunteered with Morgan Memorial Goodwill in Boston, where she was documenting a collection that the organization had received. Lasell saw this as an opportunity to bring in physical historical garments for fashion students to reference and use during class.  More…