Third annual Alumni Pride Panel sets record attendance

By Alexandra White & Karisa Gaughan – Opinion Editor & Digital Sports Editor

Erica Desautels (‘09), Samantha Kowalski (G’16), and Dylan Alves (‘21) prepare for the Alumni Pride Panel in Arnow. Photo Courtesy of Juliana DeMuro

The Alumni Pride Panel on April 13 featured LGBTQ alumni Ashlyn Eaton (‘19), Erica Desautels (‘09), Samantha Kowalski (G ‘16), and Dylan Alves (‘21). The panel, hosted by the Student Alumni Association (SAA), and Lasell’s PRIDE club allowed alumni to share their experiences as a member of the LGBTQ community in college and workforce.

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Homosexuality gets oversexualized

By Karissa Gaughan – 1851 Contributor

Illustration by Felipe Bida

On March 28, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed the Parental Rights in Education Legislation effective in kindergarten to third grade classrooms. The legislation aims to ban discussion of gender and sexuality for students in kindergarten through third grade. The bill-coined the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, is supported by Florida legislators who are in support of “parental rights.”

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Lasers beat Rivier, advance to GNAC finals

By Karissa Gaughan – 1851 Contributor

All photos by Karissa Gaughan

Junior Jan Baranowski came out strong with the first point of set one for an excited Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Semifinals crowd against Rivier’s men’s volleyball team. Baranowskini had 7 kills in the match overall, third most in the team. In second was first-year Jordan Shinaut at 11 kills, and in first, junior Brendan Joyce at 15 with a kill percentage of 0.424.

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Tuesday’s Sandwich Makers Program

By Karissa Gaughan – 1851 Contributor

Students and staff prepare sandwiches for the CDCW. Photos by Karissa Gaughan

Volunteer Ventures MA has partnered with Lasell in support of the Community Day Center of Waltham (CDCW), by servicing a sandwich makers program on campus. The program, meeting on select dates throughout each month, strives to feed Waltham’s homeless community and teach students more about food and housing instability.

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Women’s lacrosse takes loss in heavy snow versus Vikings

By Karissa Gaughan – 1851 Contributor

Photos by Karissa Gaughan

The women’s lacrosse team played through heavy snow on Thursday during their first non-conference matchup of the year against Salem State University.

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Equity gaps in Hollywood 

By Karissa Gaughan – 1851 Contributor

Hollywood’s long standing issues of equity and inclusion have extended past the conversations of race, ethnicity, sex and gender, and continues to infect improvement of LGBTQ+ representation in media. Hollywood’s Diversity report conducted by researchers at UCLA came out showing audiences favored shows that reflected different backgrounds and experiences that resonated more with them. 

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