Lasers look back on Marathon Monday

By Hanna Babek & Rebecca Osowski – 1851 Contributor & Features Editor

Returning for the second time this year, the Boston Marathon was run on its traditional date, Patriot’s Day. Students spent this second race much like the October marathon–standing on Washington Street, cheering for runners, enjoying the WLAS event in the Arnow quad, and celebrating the day with friends.

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Marathon Monday returns to Boston

By Pat Carbone1851 Contributor

On October 11, Marathon Monday made its return to campus as the Boston Marathon ran for the first time in over 900 days. Students celebrated throughout the day, from watching runners pass them by on the corner of Woodland Road and Washington Street, to singing and dancing at Arnow Quad. 

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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.

Marathon Monday returning to campus

By Pat Carbone – 1851 Contributor

Arnow quad sits vacant, patiently awaiting student to flood in as the Boston Marathon makes
its way down Commonwealth Avenue on October 11.
Photo by Pat Carbone

To new students, Marathon Monday is described as the best campus event ever. Now, what exactly is Marathon Monday? Every third Monday in April, runners start a 26-mile journey from Hopkinton to Boylston St. in Boston. Campus falls along this route, close by waiting for runners to pass by as students, faculty, and staff cheer them on as they continue their journey towards the finish line.

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Safety changes made for Marathon

Senior Rachel Cronin and junior Brianna Daley enjoying the Lasell College Radio event before the tragic events at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. (Photo courtesy of Rachel Cronin)
Senior Rachel Cronin and junior Brianna Daley enjoying the Lasell College Radio event before the tragic events at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. (Photo courtesy of Rachel Cronin)

Allison Nekola – Copy Editor

As the Boston Marathon and “Marathon Monday” celebration approach, it is hard to
forget the traumatic events from April 15, 2013. Public safety officials from all over
Massachusetts and the eight cities and towns along the 26.2 mile race have taken
initiative to ensure safety for all participants and bystanders. Continue reading “Safety changes made for Marathon”

LCR: Interstate Flamez and SkyMan to open for Mason on Marathon Monday

By Natalie Kfoury – A&E Editor 

Lasell College Radio will host their second annual Marathon Monday Concert at the Van Winkle, East, West, and McClelland Quad with Philadelphia-based hip-hop artist Mason performing as the headliner. Interstate Flamez and SkyMan will be supporting acts, as voted by the students. The show will coincide with the Patriot’s Day holiday and the Boston Marathon on April 16.  Continue reading “LCR: Interstate Flamez and SkyMan to open for Mason on Marathon Monday”

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