Editor’s Corner – Stay safe Lasers Reply

By Claire Crittendon & Katie PetersEditors-in-Chief

Katie Peters and Claire Crittendon smile underneath mask as they stand six feet apart.
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Boston College, Harvard and Boston University: what do all these schools have in common? These universities in the Boston area all have started the school year with relatively high cases of COVID-19. According to the New York Times as of Sept 25, BC currently has 86 cases, Harvard has 43 cases and BU has 83 cases.

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“Reactions” provokes thoughts Reply

By Pavel Zlatin – 1851 Staff 

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Brianna Tepper’s “Reactions” was displayed in the Wedeman Art Gallery from November 4-8 and featured pieces from emerging artists in the area. Photo courtesy of Vladimir Zimakov

On Saturday, November 4, Brianna Tepper’s exhibit titled “Reactions” opened at the Wedeman Art Gallery. The artist’s reception featured various performers who shared their poems, songs, and stories with the audience.  More…

Travel ban hits home for the Lasell community Reply

By Ryan Fitzgerald, Tristan Davis, Armando Machado Jr. & Lane Sulzer – Co-Editor-in-Chief, Features Editor & 1851 Staff

By now, most members of the Lasell community are aware of the travel ban currently being placed in the United States. In some cases, people within the Lasell community feel personally affected. 

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Max Michelson is a Holocaust survivor living in Lasell Village. Originally from Latvia, he immigrated to America in 1947. Photo by Michael Bueno

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Smoking referendum seeks change Reply

By Ryan Fitzgerald and Seán McGlone – Co-Editor-in-Chief, News Editor

In an email sent out on February 19, President Michael Alexander posed a question to the Lasell community – Should Lasell become a smoke-free campus? The referendum up in question would prohibit tobacco smoking on all Lasell property, including Lasell Village, with the exception of areas owned by the City of Newton.

 

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Villagers share Valentine advice Reply

Reginah Sanyu – 1851 Staff

Advice is everywhere, from blogs, horoscopes, and other social media platforms. But when it comes to love and relationships, it is best to get advice from people who have experienced it.

Ruth and William Silen, married for 66 years, met in a trigonometry class while they were in high school. However, their love story did not begin until Ruth was bored with the boys at a party. With encouragement from her aunt, Ruth approached William and this time it was not about trigonometry. “At the moment, it was very unheard of for a girl to ask a boy, but I did,” said Ruth. More…