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 2

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 2

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…

Mock Trial competes at regionals Reply

By Alex Balletto – Copy Editor

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Representing Lasell College in the American Mock Trial Association regionals on Feb. 24-25 at Boston College. (L-R) Alex Balletto, Jessie Jean, Emmanuella Jean-Louis, Connor Mankouski, Leslie Young, Korinna Locke, Cassandra Langtry, Kyle Bray, Brett Sherron, Professor Steve Rosenthal. Photo courtesy of Alex Balletto

Last month at regionals, Lasell’s Mock Trial team tried Dylan Hendricks v. State of Midlands at Boston College.   More…

Danny Burns: a new face on dance team Reply

By Avery Stankus & Katie Schneider – 1851 Staff

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Freshman Danny Burns recently became the first male member of the Lasell College Dance Team. Photo by Katie Schneider

Like most incoming freshmen, Danny Burns wanted to get involved.

At the beginning of this semester, Burns became the newest member of the Lasell College Dance Team. The recent addition to the team makes Burns the first male student to be a part of the team.  More…

Bang for your buck: student discounts Reply

By Olivia Angerosa – 1851 Staff

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The Museum of Fine Arts offers a variety of student discounts. Lasell College students receive free admission to the MFA. Photo by Leanne Signoriello

We all enjoy a little extra savings, but to college students it’s even more important to save money wherever you can. Check out these great  student deals in the Boston area to help you save cash on your next night out. Note that all discounts are applied when showing a valid college student ID.
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Henderson hired to coordinate student organizations Reply

By Seán McGlone & Justin Fosdick – Editor-in-Chief & 1851 Staff

 

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Jay Henderson comes to Lasell after previously working at Southern Connecticut State University. Photo by Seán McGlone

Jay Henderson was hired as the new Coordinator for Student Organizations in the Office of Student Activities at the end of the fall semester.

While the idea of stepping into a new role after a school year has already started may be daunting, Henderson says his background working with a variety of different departments helped make his transition to Lasell easier than most people might expect.  More…

Alumnus offers VIP experiences 2

Megan Palumbo & Colin Froment – Sports Editor & News Editor

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Brandon Gilson is the CEO of The Best Seats VIP, a concierge company that provides customized experiences for events. Photo courtesy of Brandon Gilson

It isn’t every day a college student can feel like a VIP, especially at exclusive events such as Coachella or the NBA  All-Star game. For Lasell alumnus, Brandon Gilson, this is not only a lifestyle, but his career. Gilson graduated in 2012 with a degree in marketing and a minor in sports communication. This was the same year in which he founded The Best Seats VIP and became the President and CEO at just 20 years old.  More…