Your World Will Change

By Karissa M. Gaughan1851 Staff 

“4-year-old Karissa Gaughan outside her house in hometown Connecticut”
By Karissa M. Gaughan

Dear Little one,

You’re going to carry burdens you’ll wish you never endured, nevertheless, your perseverance is why you’re here today. You kept your head up, and I’m proud of you.

You’re going to question a lot of things growing up. Preconceptions you’ve made as a child will show to be facades, but this isn’t meant as a trick or an act of deceit. The world is not as soft and caring as Mom tucking you in at night singing ‘You Are My Sunshine’ until you close your innocent eyes. You see, as you grow older, you’ll discover the world around you is what you make of it. It can be cold and scary, but what you have in store is a lifetime filled with adventure and jubilation.

Experience the ammeration of traveling to the islands and seeing clear Pacific waves crash into white sandy beaches. Climb Mount Everest and marvel at the beautiful curves of the land you walk on. Tour the seven wonders of the world, keeping in mind the thoughts of their creators, but create your own original thoughts. Initiate a context with people from backgrounds estranged from yours, and understand the different walks of life around you.

You’ll learn that people are nothing more than stories told from different perspectives. Listening to others’ stories will allow you to be yourself through the acceptance of diversity.

Every story has a beginning, middle and end. This is just your beginning.

Always take the road less traveled,

Love, not so little you.

Emergency campus Blue Lights are going blackout

Karissa Gaughan1851 Staff

As of Wednesday, April 27 the main Emergency Blue Light call box next to Carpenter House remains unfunctional. Many students on campus notice the big blue poles while walking around, and also notice that a piece of paper, once labeling it “Out of Order,’’ seems to have gone missing from the side at one point. It’s meant to instill a sense of safety in the campus community, but the campus Blue Light call boxes have a history of not working.

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Cautious attendance at pro-sport events

By LJ VP Lafiura & Karissa Gaughan1851 Staff

Inside the TD Garden for the first game with fans back in attendance on March 26.
Photo courtesy of Dalton Conran

Over a year ago, the professional sports world shut down. As the pandemic raged on, sports fans slowly saw professional and collegiate sports return, but without an in-person audience. Many states, including Massachusetts, are now beginning to allow attendance as they see fit.

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7 most captivating shows and movies to consume your free time

By Karissa Gaughan– 1851 Staff

Finding a show or movie that captures your attention and passes the time can be difficult. Especially if you spent most of quarantine watching everything imaginable, new is hard to find. If you are craving a new movie or show to binge watch, here are seven recommendations for every interest out there.

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SAT’s Hinder Upward Mobility of Students in Low Income and Racially Ethnic Families

By Karissa M. Gaughan1851 Contributor

Drawing by Karissa M. Gaughan

Standardized testing shouldn’t dictate a student’s eligibility or acceptance into college or university. The preconceived notion that test scores predict the potential success of future students has been a disservice to the young minds in our educational system. 

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