By Mike Maruk – 1851 Staff
On Thursday, Feb. 27, the IC3 held a celebration seminar for Hindu Goddess of Learning, Saraswati Puja.
The celebration of the goddess was hosted by Professor Ashmita Khasnabish. She invited many of the students from her class as well as other peers of hers to attend the event. There was a table decorated with yellow and white flowers as a shrine to celebrate Saraswati Puja as well as a table to color a print of the goddess.
Most of the people attending the event were either wearing the colors white or yellow to recognize that those were the same colors resembling the ones worn by the goddess. When Professor Khasnabish began her presentation, she explained how Saraswati Puja is the goddess of interdisciplinary skills and learning. Khasnabish stated many children usually go and pray to her for guidance or help before taking a test or do something involving the need for knowledge.
Throughout the event, there was a selection of Indian-style food available. There was a tray of traditional chicken, a few options of rice and soup as well as a sort of rice chip available. In the end, there were poems and performances made in celebration of the goddess’s powers of learning and skills.
On Feb. 1, the celebration for Black History Month was attended by Lasell citizens in the Lasell Intercultural Center & Commuter Cottage (IC3). This commemoration was to have the month of February start with not only stomachs filled with delicious, Caribbean and African food but also a month for individuals to be aware of the various cultures that are represented on campus.
Photos by Ruth Kehinde and Holly Feola – Digital Editor and News Editor
Dubem Oakfar addressing Glitter’s crowd.
By Madison Raffone – Copy Editor
On Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. in the IC3, Gliter’s energy overtook the space, with students nearly overflowing the room. Similar to an open mic, students were able to come and enjoy or perform anything they’d like on stage. Junior Dubem Okafor started Glitter in his first year at Lasell.
By Liv P. Fernandes– 1851 Staff
On Nov. 14, on the first floor of the Arnow Campus Center, Jesse Tauriac held a celebration for first generation students of the Lasell community.
By Katie Peters – 1851 Staff
Every other week in the Intercultural Center & Commuter College (IC3) PRIDE club’s Queer on Campus, a small group of LGBTQ+ students, gathers and discuss issues they face in their everyday lives and communities.
Rosa del Carmen Gomez – 1851 Staff
Commuter students do homework at the IC3 during their mid-day breaks on campus. Photo by Megan Palumbo
The commuter lounge has been re-imagined as the Intercultural Center & Commuter Cottage (IC3) and transferred from Brennan Library to the Dean’s Cottage, located at 70 Maple Street.