University upgrades internet over winter break

By Kaie Quigley, Rayana Petrone & Josh Wolmer – Features Editor and 1851 Contributors

While the student body was away on winter break, the university made several technological upgrades in hopes of improving internet connection for the campus community. Taking a hybrid approach to the 2020-2021 school year due to COVID-19, having competent WiFi has become a necessity. 

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Valentine Dining Hall re-opens for indoor seating

By Kait Bedell & Kaie Quigley – News Editor and Features Editor

Signs inside Valentine Dining Hall direct students to available seating.
Photo by Katie Peters

The Valentine Dining Hall opened up their indoor seating on Tuesday, March 9 for the first time since the pandemic broke out. After what was a long-awaited decision based on the safety of students, the university decided it was time to allow students to dine indoors. 

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Student requests fulfilled: 1851 late-night re-opens

By Kaie Quigley – Features Editor

1851 in Arnow Campus Center opens up for late night hours for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Photo by Kaie Quigley

One of the most missed on-campus offerings has returned as a reward for students’ commitment to keeping the community safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic— 1851 has re-opened for late-night dining three nights a week.

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Fashion Focus: Emma Murray, From Wethersfield to Waisted Fashion

By Kaie Quigley – Features Editor

Emma Murray models a jacket she made from old jeans and a thrifted blanket. Photo courtesy of Emma Murray.

Emma Murray, junior fashion design major with a minor in business, said her mother helped discover and fuel her passion for fashion. At a young age, Murray was infatuated with her mother’s box of scrap fabrics. She didn’t know what she was doing with them; not many five-year-olds would, but she knew she felt a connection with them.

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Seasonal student on campus parking update

By Kaie Quigley & Claire Crittendon – Features Editor & Co-Editor-in-Chief

View of Central Lot from a Science and Technology Center classroom.
Photo by Claire Crittendon

With only 266 spots for 714 resident students, the parking office has had its hands full this semester. In hopes of accommodating resident and commuter students alike amidst the pandemic, the parking office made some adjustments to their system this year. 

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COVID-19 infects on-campus sports coverage

By Kaie Quigley & Ruth Kehinde – Features Editor & Digital Editor

Director of Athletic Communication Kent Cherrington pictured in his office.
Photo by Kaie Quigley

With the exception of some teams practicing in hopes of playing in the spring, sports on campus have come to a halt. However, this lack of athletic action affects more than just players and coaches.

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Guide to second hand shopping in Boston

By Kaie Quigley & Emma Ingenohl – Features Editor & 1851 Staff

The first consignment store is local to Lasell. Global Thrift on Moody Street a brief 30 minute walk or seven minute drive away in Waltham. It has become a recent hotspot for fashion enthusiasts at Lasell over the past couple of years, however the priorities of the founders do not lay solely in impressing the trend-focused youth.

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