Three students in Professor Franklin’s First Year Seminar: Media Storytelling set out to capture photos of life on campus. Khiandra Brown, Emily Hong and Yazmeen Gedeon showcase the friendships they have made during their first semester at Lasell.
Photos taken by Khiandra Brown, Emily Hong and Yazmeen Gedeon
By Zach Houle
My first impression of Lasell College was that it’s a small school located in the wealthy suburbs of Boston. Early in my college search, my goal was to go to school in the city. As I ventured further through the application process, I realized being in the city all the time and having an influx of work to do would give me headaches. There’s always a ton of people walking around, and you must have your head on a swivel.
By Alex Ragatz
Ever since I started getting grades and began to struggle in school, I’ve been terrified of going to college. The only thing I’d hear from my teachers or from students in college was how difficult and stressful it is.
By Madelyn Hedges
Myself and other first year students experienced college for the first-time during orientation weekend. Everyone had made their way down to the football field before 8 a.m. There, we sat in a big circle with name tags pinned to our t-shirts and played “ice breaker games.” All the orientation leaders were practically jumping out of their shoes to get us involved.
By Yazmeen Gedeon
Coming into Lasell, I picked up all these good vibes from the school and students. I thought everyone was super nice and helpful. I realized I was able to find all my classes very easily. It wasn’t a case of me getting lost and walking into the wrong class – it was all a very smooth transition.
By Holly Feola
Within my first month at Lasell I’ve felt welcomed, despite being in a place where I’m still trying to find my way around. I am still trying to familiarize myself with the idea that I’m currently attending college.
By Yadira Medina
When I first arrived at Lasell I was nervous because it isn’t a racially diverse school, so I felt out of my element. For this reason, I decided to room with girls from my high school – along with the hope that it’d lessen my sense of homesickness. But I came to Lasell to study so making friends had to take a backburner…or so I thought. I soon realized that wasn’t going to work here.
By Katie Peters
Starting college was (and still is) an exciting time in my life. Lasell was my top choice school so I was eager to start my freshman year. The first week of school was filled with making friends and finding what I liked to do. I met people from orientation, made some new friends and joined a couple clubs – anything I could do to find my place.