Students remember why they chose Lasell University

By Bailey Klingaman – Digital Editor

The sun shines on a Lasell University sign on the West side of campus.
Photo by Bailey Klingaman

For most students, the decision to attend Lasell is a distant memory. With COVID-19, upcoming commencement for seniors and growing amounts of classwork, students may have forgotten the Lasell that they love. They may have forgotten why they believed Lasell is the right college for them. Despite regulations on campus activities, Lasell still maintains many of the factors that students find attractive.

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COVID-19 testing coordinator shines in Edwards

By Felipe Bida – 1851 Contributor

COVID-19 test coordinator Neusa Do Nascimento sits at her station in the testing center, located on the top floor of Edwards.
Photo by Felipe Bida

The first time I took a COVID-19 test at Lasell last Fall, I accidentally contaminated the cotton swab by letting it touch the table for approximately 0.2 seconds. That’s when I first took notice of Neusa Do Nascimento, the testing coordinator. She took the swab, threw it out, opened me up a new one, and with a warm smile that shone through her mask she said, “Sorry, you’re probably gonna be so sick of me by the end of the semester.” 

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DON’T Vote. No, Seriously. Don’t

By Felipe Bida – 1851 Contributor

Drawing by Felipe Bida

I know my request will fall on deaf ears and this is somewhat of a lost cause. As of this writing, the United States is a week away from what many are calling the most important Presidential election of our lifetimes. I’m not saying those people are wrong, but they did also say that about the last one. By now, even those most disinterested in politics have had to endure someone insisting they need to exercise their civic duty and vote. According to NPR, 66 million early votes have already been cast, which is almost half of the total votes cast 4 years ago. And, full disclosure, I myself have already voted. So, why would I be encouraging other people not to vote?

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