“Reactions” provokes thoughts Reply

By Pavel Zlatin – 1851 Staff 


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. 


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


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.




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…

The Desautels: Making it work since 1952 Reply

Marian and Raymond Desautels are Lasell Village residents who have been married for 62 years.

Marian and Raymond Desautels are Lasell
Village residents who have been married for
62 years. (Photo by Reginah Sanyu)

Reginah Sanyu – 1851 Staff

“He called me at work and asked me to a Boston University hockey game and I said ‘yes,’” said Marian Desautels. “No I actually walked into your work and asked you whether you wanted to go to a hockey game,” responded her husband Raymond Desautels. “Oh, I thought you called. I like sports so I said yes anyways,” Marian replied playfully.

The Desautels have been living at Lasell Village for 13 years. However, they have been married for 62 years. “I cannot believe it has been this long,” Marian said. “If it is a true commitment, then you can make it work.” More…