Gaming director talks industry challenges

Brianna Robbins & Kait Quinn – 1851 Staff and Managing Editor

Jill Griffin, Director of Workforce, Supplier, and Diversity Development at the
Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC), spoke to Lasell Students the MGC. The mission of the MGC is to create fair, transparent, and participatory process for implementing the expanded gaming law passed by the legislature and signed by the governor in 2011. Continue reading “Gaming director talks industry challenges”

Student creates One Brand clothing line

An original T-shift design by Chris Jones for his One Brand clothing company. (Photo courtesy of Chris Jones)
An original T-shift design by Chris Jones for his One Brand clothing company. (Photo courtesy of Chris Jones)

Kait Quinn – Managing Editor

Entrepreneurship major and sophomore, Chris Jones, created his own “fully sustainable, environmentally friendly apparel company” called One Brand Clothing. While being a Resident Assistant (RA) in Woodland Hall, he found that, “[A problem that] I run into often is seeing the same clothes that I am wearing on someone else, that being my biggest pet peeve, I have a pile of clothes that once I see someone else wearing the same article of clothing, it immediately gets dated and put into a drawer where it sits for six months before I will wear it again,” said Jones. Continue reading “Student creates One Brand clothing line”

The Office of Student Activities helps First-Year Students

Sophomores Sam Buote and Katie Gontarz explain Campus Activities Board (CAB) to sophomore Elizabeth Downs.
Sophomores Sam Buote and Katie Gontarz explain Campus Activities Board (CAB) to sophomore Elizabeth Downs. Photo By Kait Quinn.

Kait Quinn – Managing Editor

“Freshman Weekend and Summer Orientation also helped with the adjustment to school. I was able to meet my roommate and we get along so incredibly well. It’s helped me make a family here, and a home and I can’t wait to see what the next three years bring,” Haleigh West, freshman, said about the Office of Student Activities.  Continue reading “The Office of Student Activities helps First-Year Students”

COM students travel to D.C.

(From the left) Communication majors Alexa Shola, Morgan Nash, and Kait Quinn doing hands-on work at National Public Radio, in Washington D.C. (Photo courtesy of Dana Janbek)
(From the left) Communication majors Alexa Shola, Morgan Nash, and Kait Quinn doing hands-on work at National Public Radio, in Washington D.C. (Photo courtesy of Dana Janbek)

Kait Quinn – Managing Editor

Eight students from the Communication Department, led by Professors Sarah Burrows and Dana Janbek, recently traveled to Washington, D.C. The three-day trip was filled with visits to communication companies around the area. When visiting Fleishman-Hillard, students met with the Internship Coordinator Team and learned about everything their internship program has to offer.   Continue reading “COM students travel to D.C.”

Warm up with some tasty drinks

Kait Quinn and Brianna Robbins – 1851 Staff

Brianna and Kaitlyn venture out to experiment three different hot beverage places near Lasell College. The price, quality and ease of getting in will be analyzed. The establishments that will be sampled are Dunkin’ Donuts in Auburndale, J.P. Licks in Newton Centre and Peet’s Coffee in Newton Centre. Brianna is going to specifically have hot chocolate and Kaitlyn will specifically have pumpkin spice lattes. Continue reading “Warm up with some tasty drinks”

Student makes wishes come true

Kait Quinn – 1851 Staff

 

Meaghan Spillane, a junior, interns at Make-A-Wish this semester.   (Photo courtesy of Meaghan Spillane)
Meaghan Spillane, a junior, interns at Make-A-Wish this semester. (Photo courtesy of Meaghan Spillane)

Meaghan Spillane, a junior psychology major, is interning at the Make-A-Wish Foundation this semester.

What role do you play there?

I am in the Wish Development Department. I put together volunteer projects, some data entry, which isn’t really that fun, and anything my supervisor asks me to do…a Girl’s ‘Sweet 16’ needed decorations, if there is an event at a restaurant… I do anything. A 14 year old boy wants to go to Disney with his parents and younger brother. I just found out that he will be going in February. I met him once, so it is really exciting. Continue reading “Student makes wishes come true”

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