Are scholarships awarding scholars?

By Mackenzie Dineen & Chris Bretti – Features Editor & 1851 Staff

What does a GPA say about a student? It may reflect their test-taking abilities, attendance and completion of assignments. However, there are infinite factors that could make up this number. A biased high school teacher, a leave of absence or even a technological issue could drastically change this number. Furthermore, why must students be judged as a number? Isn’t that a bit de-humanizing? Are the skills evaluated by this number evident the student learned anything?

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Lasell’s college character

By Alex Balletto – Copy Editor

It’s a quaint place here – and it has been since 1851… Lasell is one of the oldest institutions in the area, pinned in Auburndale for over 150 years. The College has held former names in the past – some being Lasell Female Seminary and Lasell Junior College – but has, since 1989, maintained its four-year college status. Recently, however, Lasell has entertained discussion on a possible switch to a university.

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Merger with Mount Ida is off

By Seán McGlone & Leanne Signoriello – Editor-in-Chief & Features Editor

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Lasell and Mount Ida Colleges recently decided that after a month discussion the institutions would remain separate. Photos by Seán McGlone

Almost one month since a potential merger of Lasell and Mount Ida Colleges was announced, discussions ceased. On March 23, members of the Lasell community were informed both schools would stay separate. Continue reading “Merger with Mount Ida is off”

Welcome Class of 2021

By Seán McGlone – Editor-in-Chief

Dear Class of 2021,

Congratulations! You have officially made it through your first month at Lasell. By now you are probably better adjusted to the campus and you are settling into your classes and workload. For many of you, I’m sure you’re starting to understand what people meant when they said “college is a lot different from high school.”

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