The First Two Weeks

By Owen Kwet1851 Contributor

Here at Lasell I have certainly connect with a handful of people. Mostly my roommate. I have anxiety so I tend to be by myself, but exploring a new environment is okay. I’m experiencing something I thought I’d never be able to do. And it feels nice. I love the food, especially the junk food. It feels like I’ve been here longer than I should be. Of course, I miss my mom and my dog Fatty. My dad too. And my brother Noah as well.

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My First Impressions of Lasell

By Ryan Stone1851 Contributor

A photo taken of Ryan Stone and his younger brother Sean during Stone’s senior pictures. Photo courtesy of Ryan Stone

My first impressions of Lasell were very positive. I came to campus September 5, and from the second I got here, I saw a smile on almost every student, and even the staff, although they were only smiling with their eyes due to their masks. I stood in line, waiting to check in, just knowing this upcoming semester was going to be great.

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Sasha Stepping Out 

By Sasha Davis – 1851 Contributor

Above, Sasha rides the train to Boston for the first time since being on campus. Photo courtesy of Sasha Davis

Coming from a small suburban town in Connecticut, I found comfort in the fact that Newton, Massachusetts had a similar setting. The moment my mom and I drove onto campus I kept my eyes locked out the window to admire the beautiful family friendly neighborhood that surrounded Lasell.

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New Beginnings

By Lillian Pelland – 1851 Contributor

Pelland posing in front of the Lasell sign after making the decision to attend Lasell. Photo courtesy of Lillian Pelland

As I entered Hamel House to begin my college tour, a feeling of relief washed over me. I was immediately welcomed by each of the admissions counselors. Unlike all my prior college tours, I felt like the people at Lasell were actually eager to get to know me and assist me in any way possible. I knew before I got to see the rest of the campus that Lasell was the place for me.

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Coming to Lasell

By Jahiris Velez-Polo1851 Contributor

Jahiris Velez Polo standing in front of her father’s car before attending Lasell. Photo courtesy of Jahiris Velez-Polo

I’ve never felt so overwhelmed before in my whole life until I came to Lasell. I know I’ve only been here for two weeks, but I have done so much homework that I literally don’t have time for myself and even short amount of time to sleep. I’ve done essay after essay since I came here, and I know I must work hard to succeed but it’s funny how I used to complain about homework in High School and now in college, the amount of homework is double. But on the other hand I feel so lucky I am here, and I am being able to study and prepare for my future to make myself and my parents proud of me.

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Q&A with a Studio1851 Student Employee

By Alexis Grant1851 Contributor

Julia McNicol, sophomore, in front of the Studio1851 store. Photo by Alexis Grant

Julia McNicol, a sophomore majoring in Fashion Media and Marketing, offers insights to working with Lasell’s student run retail store, Studio1851. To shop at Studio1851 and see weekly store hours, check out their website or Instagram page, @studio1851lasell.

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