Springtime study spots 

By Holly Feola & Hanna Babek – Opinion Editor & 1851 Contributor

As the warm weather makes its returns, the campus welcomes it with open arms. The dreary winter scene dissipated and now is replaced with a sunny, lively spring one. Students can finally get out of their stuffy rooms and the library to study outside and take in the beautiful weather as nature comes back to life. Here are plenty of places around campus to take in fresh air to study or to chill with friends: 

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Tips to maintain mental health

By Holly Feola & Casey DiBariOpinion Editor & 1851 Contributor

A bulletin board in Edwards features resources on how to stay well and tips on how to be
self-appreciative.
Photo by Rebecca Osowski

The Office of Health Education tries to engage students to think about their mental health and encourage wellness. Juggling everyday stressors while trying to be productive and hold a social life can be considered as balancing mental health and wellness. 

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The Importance of Transgender Remembrance Day

By Holly Feola & Hanna BabekOpinion Editor & 1851 Contributor

A butterfly with the transgender community pride colors hangs in Valentine Dining Hall to commemorate victims of transphobic hate and violence. Photo by Rebecca Osowski

In honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 20, the Donahue Institute held two prerecorded Zoom presentations featuring Schuyler Bailar. Bailar is a graduate of Harvard University and the first transgender athlete to play on an NCAA Division I men’s team. The presentations were held on November 16 and 23 and were organized by the Coordinator of Intercultural Engagement and Commuter Life at the Donahue Institute alum Alanis Perez-Rivera (‘21).

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OK, so who took the “L”?

By Holly Feola & Josh WolmerOpinion Editor & 1851 Contributor

Vandalized sign on Woodland Road reads “asell University” on the night of September 14. Photo by Alexandra White

While on a nightly patrol on September 7, Campus Police discovered the letter “L” from the Lasell University sign on Woodland Road was missing. They sent an email to the community asking for any assistance the public could provide and assured given information would remain confidential. A photo of the vandalized sign was included in the email, reading “asell University.”

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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: 

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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. 

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