Behind the Scenes of Studying Abroad Reply

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By Hannah Akerly1851 Staff

To be young and living in London, England. The most timeless four months of my life and the scariest decision I ever made in my life, but also the most rewarding. Traveling across the ocean and unpacking my bags to make memories with people I have never met before. Knowing these people would become a major part of my life and yet when I stepped on that plane at Logan airport, I had no idea what was to come. Here’s the truth about studying abroad:

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Fashion Focus: Meet Sam Bettencourt Reply

By Abi Brown1851 Staff

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 Senior fashion design student, Sam Bettencourt,  works in one of the sewing studios in the Donahue Center for Creative and Applied Arts. Photo by Abi Brown.

Senior fashion design major Sam Bettencourt takes creativity to the next level. After studying abroad in London at the London College of Fashion, they realized corsets were their calling. They describe their style as “deconstructed elegance. It’s appalling but…alluring.” 

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Runway Report: A roundup of fashion week Reply

By Paris Adams & Avery Stankus1851 Staff 

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The Autumn/Winter 2018 fashion month has come to a close, and there is a lot to look forward to. Photo courtesy of Vogue

The Autumn/Winter 2018 fashion month has come to a close and there is a lot to look forward to. Brands are also looking towards the future of the fashion calendar with “See-Now, Buy-Now” concepts continuing to take precedence. These are the highlights from New York, London, Paris, and Milan fashion week.

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St. Mary's Church in downtown Reading.  The University of Reading is home to over 17,000 students. (Photo courtesy of Lindsey Millsaps)

St. Mary’s Church in downtown Reading. The University of Reading is home to over 17,000 students. (Photo courtesy of Lindsey Millsaps)

Kayli Hertel – Global Correspondent 

When I started thinking about studying abroad, England never crossed my mind. I figured I’d go somewhere like Italy or Germany, but not England. I’m not sure what changed my mind. Maybe it was the English countryside or the appeal of the architecture I would see. Or maybe, it was just meant to be.

It was a difficult journey to get to Reading, England because it was a new location to the study abroad office. The moment my bus turned the corner onto campus I fell in love. The University of Reading is massive compared to Lasell; I live in a flat with 26 people, which is much different than living in Ordway House during my first year. In fact, everything here seems the opposite of Lasell.

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