News Briefs

Weekly Yoga for All Bodies 

Every Wednesday at 5:15 p.m., an all-levels yoga class is hosted in de Witt Hall. The class is free and hosted by Counseling Center Staff Adela Hruby. Students are encouraged to bring their own mat, but one can be provided if needed. No prior yoga experience is needed to follow through the sessions. Any questions can be directed to ahruby@lasell.edu.

Changes to the Academic Calendar

The Office of the Registrar sent out an email to students on October 4 informing them of changes made to the Academic Calendar. The updates include changes to the date of the winter/spring registration for graduate students. Check MyLasell to see the updated Academic Calendar. 

Take Back the Night Brief

The Take Back the Night event will take place in de Witt hall on Friday, November 19 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The event will feature serious discussions regarding sexual assault and domestic violence. Trained counselors will be available on site. The event will also have a debriefing process following the speeches that are given. Those in attendance are asked not to record audio or video, or take photos during the event to respect the privacy and safety of those speaking.

In memory of Alysha Rentas

By Abi Brown & Matt JacobsonArts Editor & 1851 Contributor

Pictured: Alysha Rentas, who was a rising senior who passed away in a car accident on August 3. Photo courtesy of Kenny Rentas

After a mournful announcement on August 3, the Lasell Community found out their friend, teammate, and rising senior Alysha Rentas had passed away in a car accident in her hometown of Athol, Massachusetts at 24 years old. She is survived by her two brothers, Kenny and Julian Rentas, mother Norali Barker, and grandmother known as Mami.

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Dry pantry launches for the community at Klingbeil House

By Kait Bedell – News Editor


Lasell University launched an on campus dry pantry on March 29. Community members can visit the pantry at Klingbeil House.
Photo by Kait Bedell

Professor and Director of Center for Community-Based Learning Nickki Dawes, with the help of student volunteers, has partnered with the Newton Food Pantry to open the Lasell Dry Pantry on campus for students. The pantry is located in the back entrance of Klingbeil House where all students are welcome.

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My first impressions on Lasell

By Xavier Edwards1851 Contributor

Photo courtesy of Xavier Edwards

As many of us know this is not the college experience that we were expecting. It definitely wasn’t what I was expecting for my first year as a college student and i’m sure most people can say this. But as far as my impressions on the Lasell community, I’m very impressed. Now ask yourself how do you feel about the Lasell community? With that being said let’s jump right in. 

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Through the Lens of Lasell University

By Ruth KehindeDigital Editor

At the family-friendly event, Lasell U-Belong Celebration, Newton residents and Lasell students came together to celebrate Lasell officially becoming a university. This celebration presented a variety of fun inflatable obstacles and courses, foods, and ice cream trucks for event-goers to enjoy.

Filling de Witt with Empty Bowls

By Megan Palumbo, Katie Peters & Ruth Kehinde – Co-Editor-in-Chief & 1851 Staff 

Friday, April 12 marked the third annual Empty Bowls event at Lasell. Members of the Empty Bowls club invited students and community members to de Witt Hall to buy a handmade ceramic bowl, enjoy a meal and listen to live music. The proceeds from the event went to the Centre Street Food Pantry for the fight against hunger.

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Life after Lasell

1851 staff member Skylar Diamond documents the Life after Lasell panel – an event where faculty and guests shared personal stories, as well as academic and international experiences. 

 

 

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Photos by Skylar Diamond 1851 Staff

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