What I wished I knew

By Holly FeolaOpinion Editor

 Holly Feola stands in front of her freshman dorm building, Van Winkle, on move-in day.
Photo by Holly Feola

The time between when a high school senior graduates to when they start college is full of uncertainty. They are likely leaving their hometown or a group of friends they have had for many years. In my case, I graduated from a high school that was in the same school district I was part of since first grade. I knew almost everyone in my grade and the grades above and below me. The concept of enrolling into a new college with people I didn’t know seemed daunting to me. So here are some things I wish I could have told myself: 

Continue reading “What I wished I knew”

Becker College closes all its doors after 237 years

By Holly Feola & Rayana Petrone – Opinions Editor & 1851 Contributor

Becker College to close its doors after 2020-2021 academic year.
Photo by Rayana Petrone

Becker College, with locations in Worcester and Leicester, has announced it will be closing its doors at the end of this academic year due to ongoing financial struggles. “Ultimately, the impacts of COVID-19 turned what was a very challenging situation into an unsustainable situation,’’ said Becker College President Nancy P. Crimmin in a March 29 press release. 

Continue reading “Becker College closes all its doors after 237 years”

Healthy local take out for your taste buds

By Ruth Kehinde & Holly Feola – Digital Editor & Opinion Editor

An order from Playa Bowls delivered to campus via DoorDash.
Photo by Ruth Kehinde

On campus, Lasers’ often struggle with figuring out how to eat healthier meals, as their only source of food besides the 1851 Market and 1851 in Arnow Campus Center is the dining hall. While getting food at the dining hall everyday, there may be some food options that aren’t to someone’s liking. Although there are inexpensive places to get food near the university, the options typically include pizza or fast food. However, many students are looking for options that are not only cheap, but healthy as well. 

Continue reading “Healthy local take out for your taste buds”

Making a dorm room feel like home

By Holly FeolaOpinions Editor

All photos were taken by Holly Feola.

This cute wooden glass frame was a graduation gift and features some of my highlights from when I was in high school. I’ve had the same photos in the frame for the past 3 years, but what I like about this frame is that they can easily be switched out.

When a college student first enters a college dorm room, it’s empty and lacks any personalization. To help liven the dull space, I like to fill it with photos and quotes that bring a smile to my face. I find that photos make a space feel more like home and add a personal touch. 

Continue reading “Making a dorm room feel like home”

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.

Continue reading “University becomes a COVID-19 vaccine provider”

Decolonizing the narrative about Indigenous people

By Holly Feola & Katie Peters – Opinions Editor and Co-Editor-in-Chief

Lasell’s Peace Pole, installed in 2013 for International Day of Peace, stands as a “symbol of the community’s dedication & commitment to peace.”
Photo by Katie Peters

For decades, the second Monday of every October in the United States has been reserved as a way to pay tribute to Christopher Columbus’s arrival in the Bahamas. The holiday named after this Italian colonizer has since become a controversial subject. 

Continue reading “Decolonizing the narrative about Indigenous people”

How to get through classes in a pandemic

By Ruth Kehinde & Holly FeolaDigital Editor & Opinions Editor

Student staying safe while learning remotely.
Photo courtesy of elearningindustry.com

Since COVID-19 hit, the world has changed in various ways especially within the education system. Students now have to learn how to stay focused within a pandemic while juggling the challenges of online classes, jobs and social lives. Here are some helpful tips for students who are taking classes in these unfamiliar times: 

Continue reading “How to get through classes in a pandemic”

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑