Are scholarships awarding scholars? Reply

By Mackenzie Dineen & Chris Bretti – Features Editor & 1851 Staff

What does a GPA say about a student? It may reflect their test-taking abilities, attendance and completion of assignments. However, there are infinite factors that could make up this number. A biased high school teacher, a leave of absence or even a technological issue could drastically change this number. Furthermore, why must students be judged as a number? Isn’t that a bit de-humanizing? Are the skills evaluated by this number evident the student learned anything?

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Lasell’s first themed symposium Reply

By Colin Froment & Mackenzie Dineen – co-Editor-in-Chief & Features Editor

The annual Academic Connected Learning Symposium will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 4 in de Witt Hall. It will continue to showcase various projects developed by students throughout the semester. This year, Symposium will focus on its first-ever theme: Diversity Inclusion and Intercultural Competence. It will feature interactive performances from Bronx-based theater group, Mass Transit. This year, Dean Cathy Zeek took over as Symposium Coordinator.

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Arnow’s first floor facelift Reply

Mackenzie Dineen & Casey DiBari – Features Editor & 1851 Staff

Arnow1The first floor of Arnow Campus Center has gone through a quick remodel, and is expected to open the first week of October. Photo by Mackenzie Dineen.

Students were surprised this summer when they stopped by Arnow Campus Center and found it closed for construction. After about two years of planning, new renovations are currently underway, and students have con- cerns regarding what will be inside and when it will open.

 

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Stranger Things Two: better and stranger than ever 1

By Mackenzie Dineen & Ruth Kehinde – Arts Editor & 1851 Staff

Stranger things

Stranger Things seasons one and two are available on Netflix. Photo courtesy of Netflix

“Stranger Things” came out in 2016 and immediately became a focal point in pop-culture. The fandom of this scientific horror series was adrenalized when the second season was released on Netflix on October 27. More…

Psychology club raises funds for Elliot House Reply

By Mackenzie Dineen – Arts Editor

Psychology Club Bake Sale

On Wednesday, November 8, the Psychology Club held a bake sale outside of Valentine Dining Hall to raise money for the Elliot House, a Needham clubhouse that assists adults with mental illness with employment, housing, and other resources. The sale raised $163 and was a balanced effort between club leaders Kira Corredine (sitting above) and Kelly Jones. More…