Lasers stand against sexual and domestic violence Reply

By Kayli HertelManaging Editor

Most people recognize pink awareness ribbons as support for breast cancer, yellow as support for the troops and purple as support for domestic violence. But over the past week students across campus have been sporting white bracelets and ribbons. What do these white ribbons mean and what do they support? More…

Canine friends bring joy to Lasell 2

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By Kayli Hertel  Managing Editor

Each semester with the help of the Peer Health Educators, Dog B.O.N.E.S. of Massachusetts brings smiles to the faces of Lasell. Dogs of all shapes and sizes come ready to be held and played with for two hours with their owners as a part of their everyday job. More…

Choosing England 1

St. Mary's Church in downtown Reading.  The University of Reading is home to over 17,000 students. (Photo courtesy of Lindsey Millsaps)

St. Mary’s Church in downtown Reading. The University of Reading is home to over 17,000 students. (Photo courtesy of Lindsey Millsaps)

Kayli Hertel – Global Correspondent 

When I started thinking about studying abroad, England never crossed my mind. I figured I’d go somewhere like Italy or Germany, but not England. I’m not sure what changed my mind. Maybe it was the English countryside or the appeal of the architecture I would see. Or maybe, it was just meant to be.

It was a difficult journey to get to Reading, England because it was a new location to the study abroad office. The moment my bus turned the corner onto campus I fell in love. The University of Reading is massive compared to Lasell; I live in a flat with 26 people, which is much different than living in Ordway House during my first year. In fact, everything here seems the opposite of Lasell.

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Vietnam, Antigua added to service trips 2

Kayli Hertel – Features Editor

Two brand new Shoulder-to-Shoulder International Service-Learning trips have
been introduced this semester which will take students to Antigua and Vietnam. Lasell now provides seven Shoulder-to-Shoulder programs including Brazil, Belize, Ecuador, Mexico, and Uganda. More…

Lasell Latin American Cultural Club hosts salsa classes 3

Kayli Hertel – Features Editor

“[It was] muy caliente,“ said Toria Young of the last salsa classes hosted by the Lasell Latin American Cultural Club (LLACC) in early November. The four classes were taught by Katalin Matyus and her partner Hector Huambo, both experienced dancers.

In October, the LLACC hosted the Latino Film Festival where everyone on campus was invited to watch movies geared toward Hispanic culture. Professor Jose Guzman, the advisor of the club, felt that having salsa lessons would be another great event. More…

Schedule grid changes in spring, common hours next fall Reply

Kayli Hertel – Features Editor

In early October, Lasell released a notice that the spring schedule grid will be changed. Also, next fall, common hours will start at 2 p.m. and end at 3:15 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays instead of from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

According to James Ostrow, the Vice President for Academic Affairs, this change stemmed from different factors. One was the use of classrooms and accommodating a “need for 2-day/75 minute periods.” Another factor revolves around the ability “to relieve pressure on the dining hall during peak lunchtime periods,” said Ostrow. More…