Claire Crittendon – Features Editor
Across America, over 70 percent of colleges and universities require prospective
students to submit their scores from either the SAT or the ACT. In the fall of 2017, Lasell
made the choice to ditch this policy and became test-optional. This means students who wish to submit their test scores for consideration may do so. However, applications are still considered complete without.
Emily Long – Digital Editor
A reason why many students choose to enroll at Lasell is our proximity to Boston. You can get on the Riverside MBTA stop and be in the city in under an hour. Students can work, intern and explore during the semester.
Adam Hallenbeck – Sports Editor
After a disappointing loss in the quarterfinals of the Great Northeast Athletic
Conference (GNAC) championship tournament last year, the 2019-2020 men’s
basketball team is looking to bounce into a strong new year with a team mixed with
experiences and backgrounds.
Taylor Viles – 1851 Staff
Amanda Ortiz (left), recently named Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Player of the Week on Nov. 25, pulls up for a jump shot in the 93-70 loss against non-conference opponent Framingham State University. Precious Montgomery (right) takes a foul shot while players around her brace for the potential rebound.
photos by Katie Peters
The women’s basketball team hasn’t finished above sixth place since they joined the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) in 2007. In fact, these Lasers haven’t enjoyed a winning season during those 12 years, but something about this current team is different.
By Makenna French – 1851 Contributor
Makenna French in her hometown enjoying the fall scenery.
I’ve always been known as a homebody. Not in the way of being at my physical home all the time but being in my town, with my friends and my family whom I value most in the world. Going away to college was bittersweet for everyone I knew. For me personally, it was full of anxiety. I would watch you tube videos of other kids moving in to see my situation before it would happen, and it would make my heart race and my mind spin.
By Holly Feola & Katie Peters – News Editor & Arts Editor
Family, Friends and Alumni Weekend (FFAW ) brought together new and familiar faces on campus for a variety of activities from Oct. 18 to 20. Each day had its own agenda of fun events organized by the Office of Student Activities and Orientation and the Office of Development and Alumni Relations.
By Avery Stankus – Editor-in-Chief
Could we be anymore excited for the Ralph Lauren X Friends collection. Photo courtesy of Corporate.RalphLauren.com.
After 25 years of initially airing, the NBC hit TV show, “Friends,” is coming back—but not to our television screens, more like our closets. Ralph Lauren has recently partnered with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to create the “Friends” inspired collection, “The One Where They Wear Ralph Lauren” released on Sept. 18 in celebration of “Friends” 25th anniversary.
By Adam Hallenbeck & Taylor Viles – Sports Editor & 1851 Staff
Greg Walker (‘04) celebrates after receiving his plaque for playing with the 2001-2002 men’s basketball squad. Photos by Rebecca Leblanc.
Tim Dunton, former coach to inductee Mark DeMieri (‘13)ww, offers his words and wisdom to his former player and stand-out goalie. Photos by Rebecca Leblanc.
Ashley Slattery (‘13) stands at the podium delivering her speech as she is sworn into the Lasell Hall of Fame Class of 2019. Photos by Rebecca Leblanc.
On Friday, Oct. 18, around 200 guests gathered at Braeburn Country Club in New- ton to honor a historic team and five alum student athletes who planted their mark in Lasell athletics. The formal event was the second Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony that Lasell has held in school history, as the first one took place in 2017.