Staff and faculty members say goodbye

By LJ VP LaFiura & Cam Deniso1851 Contributors

Jenny Granger Sullivan, who used to be the beloved Director of Student Activities. Photo courtesy of Jenny Granger Sullivan

This campus has seen many changes over the years, including to its staff, professors and administrators. This semester has seen the farewell of several prominent staff and faculty members, including Kathleen Potter, Kent Cherrington, Erin Vicente, Jenny Granger Sullivan, Sarah Abbott, and Ester Pearson.

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Fall teams celebrate senior day

By LJ VP LaFiura & Cam Deniso -1851 Contributors

Lasers, their coaches, and their families gathered for pictures at their respective playing surfaces during Senior Day. Many of them have been teammates since their first year at Lasell.

With fall sports seasons winding down, veteran Lasers were able to celebrate their Senior Days across campus. The soccer teams and the field hockey team enjoyed these festivities during the spotlight of Family, Friends, and Alumni Weekend, including a soccer doubleheader at Taylor Field. The women’s volleyball team celebrated later that week on October 21.

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Boomer’s back: Return of the torchbearer

By LJ VP LaFiura1851 Contributor

Boomer excitedly waits for the women’s volleyball game to begin. Photo by LJ VP LaFiura

It was different during the pandemic-altered 2020-21 school year. While groups across campus had to change how they worked, so did the athletics department, which could not have fans in attendance last year, and with that, the disappearance of Boomer. But now that the fans are back, it’s Boomer’s time to shine.

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News Briefs

FFA Weekend

By Claire CrittendonCo-Editor-In-Chief

The annual Friends, Family and Alumni Weekend will be hosted from October 15 through 17. Alumni games will take place on both fields, alongside a variety of other events. In the past, activities have consisted of bingo, apple picking, river races, club fairs, and more. Check Laser Involvement for up to date information including how to make reservations.

Alumna Ruth Kehinde’s speech

By Claire CrittendonCo-Editor-In-Chief

At the annual U-Belong celebration on September 9, Alumna Ruth Kehinde (‘21) addressed the crowd. She spoke about a flag she designed with assistance from Professor of Graphic Design Ken Calhoun. Kehinde calls the flag “the United three,” featuring a combination of the LGBTQ+, trans, and the Black Lives Matter flags. A full copy of her speech can be found on our website.

Arnow hosts flu shot clinic

By LJ VP LaFiura 1851 Contributor

In mid-September, the Arnow Campus Center hosted a flu shot clinic administered by professionals from a local Shaw’s pharmacy team. The clinic ran from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on September 17, and ran again on September 20. Students were encouraged to sign up in advance using a QR code on the posters or a link distributed via email. If one failed to sign up, walk-ins were still welcome. The flu vaccination is not required this year, rather “strongly encouraged,” per a health services mass communication email.

U-Belong

By Rebecca OsowskiFeatures Editor

Lasell’s annual U-Belong Celebration took place on September 14 from 2 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Arnow Quad. The event was open to all members of the Lasell community including students, faculty, staff, and residents of Lasell Village. The event featured food, games, crafts, and a meet your major event. There was also a raising of the United three flag at the main flagpole located on the corner of Maple Street and Woodland Road.

New testing center hours

By Claire CrittendonCo-Editor-In-Chief

On September 30, an email was sent to the community detailing new COVID-19 policies. A major change was the reduction of testing hours. Community members who are not required to test will now be able to get tested on Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon, and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on a walk-in basis.

Marathon Monday returning

By Pat Carbone1851 Contributor

On October 11 the 125th running of the Boston Marathon will be held. Marathon Monday will return to campus for the first time since the spring of 2019. All classes will be canceled while students come together to celebrate the event throughout the day. The marathon will be run again in April 2022. This is the first time the event has been held since COVID-19 hit the US.

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