With the 2020 election coming up on November 3, the electoral college will be used to directly elect our future president of the United States. The Electoral College is an important aspect of American democracy and needs to be preserved. According to USA.gov, the candidate who gets the most popular votes wins the electoral votes for that state. Therefore, the candidate receives that number of electors in the Electoral College. Many people argue that the system is no longer needed but I believe that the Electoral College keeps our Presidential system in line.
Standardized testing shouldn’t dictate a student’s eligibility or acceptance into college or university. The preconceived notion that test scores predict the potential success of future students has been a disservice to the young minds in our educational system.
As many of us know this is not the college experience that we were expecting. It definitely wasn’t what I was expecting for my first year as a college student and i’m sure most people can say this. But as far as my impressions on the Lasell community, I’m very impressed. Now ask yourself how do you feel about the Lasell community? With that being said let’s jump right in.
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
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.
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.
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.