University upgrades internet over winter break

By Kaie Quigley, Rayana Petrone & Josh Wolmer – Features Editor and 1851 Contributors

While the student body was away on winter break, the university made several technological upgrades in hopes of improving internet connection for the campus community. Taking a hybrid approach to the 2020-2021 school year due to COVID-19, having competent WiFi has become a necessity. 

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Fashion Focus: Emma Murray, From Wethersfield to Waisted Fashion

By Kaie Quigley – Features Editor

Emma Murray models a jacket she made from old jeans and a thrifted blanket. Photo courtesy of Emma Murray.

Emma Murray, junior fashion design major with a minor in business, said her mother helped discover and fuel her passion for fashion. At a young age, Murray was infatuated with her mother’s box of scrap fabrics. She didn’t know what she was doing with them; not many five-year-olds would, but she knew she felt a connection with them.

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Seasonal student on campus parking update

By Kaie Quigley & Claire Crittendon – Features Editor & Co-Editor-in-Chief

View of Central Lot from a Science and Technology Center classroom.
Photo by Claire Crittendon

With only 266 spots for 714 resident students, the parking office has had its hands full this semester. In hopes of accommodating resident and commuter students alike amidst the pandemic, the parking office made some adjustments to their system this year. 

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Virus disrupts university finances

By Claire Crittendon, Katie Peters, Kaie Quigley & Ruth Kehinde – Co-Editors-in-Chief, Features Editor & Digital Editor

Graphic by Katie Peters.

Attending any higher education institution is an investment in both time and money, and it’s important for people to know how those two things will be spent. Tuition dollars paid by students should turn into opportunities provided by the university; that’s how Lasell approaches budgeting.

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Guide to second hand shopping in Boston

By Kaie Quigley & Emma Ingenohl – Features Editor & 1851 Staff

Left: Masked mannequin posed inside Garment District in Cambridge.
Right: Exterior of Rick Walker’s on Newbury St. which was founded in 1932. Photos by Kaie Quigley & Emma Ingenohl.

Boston and surrounding areas boast a long list of stores and boutiques that are sure to intrigue the fashion focused community on campus. There are several second hand locations local to Lasell, granting students the opportunity to buy clothes and materials of varying styles and prices that adhere to their stylistic wants and needs.

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Fashion Focus: All about Josh- from Barkhamsted to BUSHLAND

By Kaie Quigley & Ruth Kehinde – Features Editor & Digital Editor

Josh Michna models his own BUSHLAND ROPE HOODIE, available in his latest collection. The lettering is rope sewn into the fabric.
Photo by Kaie Quigley.

It all started with sneakers for Joshua Michna. The sophomore fashion media and marketing major from Barkhamsted, Conn would take apart and recreate shoes in high school to figure out how each piece came together. Since then, Michna dedicated his free time to his clothing brand BUSHLAND, which he launched in early 2018.

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COVID-19 infects on-campus sports coverage

By Kaie Quigley & Ruth Kehinde – Features Editor & Digital Editor

Director of Athletic Communication Kent Cherrington pictured in his office.
Photo by Kaie Quigley

With the exception of some teams practicing in hopes of playing in the spring, sports on campus have come to a halt. However, this lack of athletic action affects more than just players and coaches.

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