Lasers reflect on recent election

By Katie Peters, Emma Ingenohl & Kait Bedell – Editor-in-Chief & 1851 Staff

Graphic by Katie Peters

At 11:25 a.m. on November 7, four days after election day, The Associated Press called Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as the projected President-Elect and Vice President-Elect of The United States. Since the announcement, there has been significant push-back from the Trump Administration as well as the Republican Party. Before the polls opened, there was talk of fraudulent votes, curing and other ill practices.

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Take Back the Night, Clothesline Project now hybrid

By Katie Peters & Claire CrittendonEditors-in-Chief

Content warning: domestic and sexual violence


Lanters with messages of support displayed leading to the Science and Technology Center.
Photo by Claire Crittendon

In the past two months, two large social justice based events occurred on campus to support survivors of sexual and domestic violence courtesy of Professor Raye’s CJ303: Domestic Violence Advocacy course: The Clothesline Project and Take Back the Night.

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SoCA alum return for Zoom panel

Katie Peters & Taylor VilesEditor-in-Chief & Sports Editor


Students, faculty, and alumni gather on November 5 for the School of Communications and the Arts (SoCA) Alumni Panel.
Photo by Katie Peters.

On November 5, current students and faculty joined Lasell alumni on Zoom to hear advice on the industry during the inaugural School of Communications and the Arts (SoCA) Alumni Network Zoom Hour.

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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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Decolonizing the narrative about Indigenous people

By Holly Feola & Katie Peters – Opinions Editor and Co-Editor-in-Chief

Lasell’s Peace Pole, installed in 2013 for International Day of Peace, stands as a “symbol of the community’s dedication & commitment to peace.”
Photo by Katie Peters

For decades, the second Monday of every October in the United States has been reserved as a way to pay tribute to Christopher Columbus’s arrival in the Bahamas. The holiday named after this Italian colonizer has since become a controversial subject. 

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Campus facilities change for COVID

By Katie PetersCo-Editor-in-Chief

Blue tape is stuck in an X formation across the bookshelves on the second floor of the Brennen Library to deter students from touching the books.
Photo by Katie Peters.

As the semester progresses and COVID-19 cases on campus stay low, most facilities and services on campus are now available for resident students, some for commuter and online students.

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MFA reopens amid pandemic

By Katie Peters, Claire Crittendon & Rachel Shepard – Editors-in-Chief & Copy Editor

Pictures taken at the Museum of Fine Arts on October 14 in galleries “Black Histories, Black Futures” and “Women take the floor.” (for both photos)
Photos by Katie Peters.

After a six month temporary closure, The Museum of Fine Arts Boston (MFA) reopened its doors to the public on September 26, with a multitude of guidelines in place to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Welcome back, COVID-style

By Katie Peters, Claire Crittendon & Meghan CarrollEditors-in-Chief & News Editor

September 5-8 saw the return of 720 resident and 263 commuter students to residential halls and academic buildings, according to the Registrar’s Office, unveiling the COVID-19 prepped campus. An additional 443 students are studying remotely online.

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