Health Services holds booster clinic on campus

By Rebecca Osowski & Alexandra White – Features Editor & 1851 Contributor

Students await their booster shots at the clinic in de Witt Hall. Photo courtesy of Rich Arnold

On February 2, Health Services held a COVID-19 Booster Clinic in de Witt Hall for those eligible to receive their booster vaccine. The boosters were distributed by Osco Pharmacy and Shaw’s Supermarket and administered by pharmacists. 

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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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“You should be able to discuss your sexuality and what you like and don’t like in an open way. It’s not wrong, it’s not bad, it’s not shameful.”

By Juliana DeMuro – 1851 Contributor

Miriam Clark is a nurse practitioner at Lasell University. I had the opportunity to discuss sex education with her, via zoom. Working on a college campus, Clark is aware that students are in fact having sex, regardless of the social distance policy. Aside from roommates, students do have people in their “maskless bubble” that they spend their time with. Students are in relationships or are exploring. Now we all know social distancing is important in flattening the curve, however people are naturally sexual beings.

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University becomes a COVID-19 vaccine provider

By Holly Feola and Rebecca Osowski – Opinion Editor & 1851 Contributor

First-year Emma Lavallee recieved her second dose of the covid COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination site not provided by Lasell. (Photo has been censored for privacy purposes.)
Photo by Rebecca Osowski

On January 13, the community received an email from Director of Health Services Richard Arnold about how the university has been authorized to be a Massachusetts COVID-19 Vaccine Provider, becoming one of the first universities in the country to be able to administer the Moderna vaccine to part of its population.

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