2020, 2021 Commencement update

By Rayana Petrone – 1851 Contributor

From L-R, class of 2020 graduates Rachel Stankus, Alexa Madeiros, Avery Stankus, Allison Garriepy, and Katie Jones atop a Lasell University sign. Photo taken on March 28, 2020.
Photo courtesy of Avery Stankus

As the 2020-2021 school year is coming to a close, the question of whether or not Lasell would host in-person Commencement for its 2020 and 2021 graduates was up in the air until a recent email was released by President Michael Alexander, confirming in-person ceremonies. 

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Students remember why they chose Lasell University

By Bailey Klingaman – Digital Editor

The sun shines on a Lasell University sign on the West side of campus.
Photo by Bailey Klingaman

For most students, the decision to attend Lasell is a distant memory. With COVID-19, upcoming commencement for seniors and growing amounts of classwork, students may have forgotten the Lasell that they love. They may have forgotten why they believed Lasell is the right college for them. Despite regulations on campus activities, Lasell still maintains many of the factors that students find attractive.

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“You should be able to discuss your sexuality and what you like and don’t like in an open way. It’s not wrong, it’s not bad, it’s not shameful.”

By Juliana DeMuro – 1851 Contributor

Miriam Clark is a nurse practitioner at Lasell University. I had the opportunity to discuss sex education with her, via zoom. Working on a college campus, Clark is aware that students are in fact having sex, regardless of the social distance policy. Aside from roommates, students do have people in their “maskless bubble” that they spend their time with. Students are in relationships or are exploring. Now we all know social distancing is important in flattening the curve, however people are naturally sexual beings.

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V.P. Kate O’Connor to retire after three decades

By Taylor Viles – Sports Editor

O’Connor poses for a picture in her office with a gift from a friend. According to O’Connor, the rabbit in the hat signifies all the magic happening in her department.
Photo by Taylor Viles

At the end of January, President Alexander announced via email that longtime Lasell employee, Kate O’Connor was retiring following the 2020-2021 academic year. 

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University becomes a COVID-19 vaccine provider

By Holly Feola and Rebecca Osowski – Opinion Editor & 1851 Contributor

First-year Emma Lavallee recieved her second dose of the covid COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination site not provided by Lasell. (Photo has been censored for privacy purposes.)
Photo by Rebecca Osowski

On January 13, the community received an email from Director of Health Services Richard Arnold about how the university has been authorized to be a Massachusetts COVID-19 Vaccine Provider, becoming one of the first universities in the country to be able to administer the Moderna vaccine to part of its population.

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