Health initiative positively affects mental health 1

By Megan Palumbo – Sports Editor 

When members of the Lasell community were introduced to the Lasell Health Initiative last fall, thoughts of staying active with exercise classes may have ran through their heads. In a more broad sense, the initiative could be thought about as living a healthier lifestyle and taking care of their bodies physically. The Health Initiative is much more than improving fitness. These exercise classes can also be looked at to improve mental health, especially for college students.  More…

Sophomore Alternative Semester: a realistic break Reply

By Megan Palumbo & Kaley Chamberlain – Sports Editor & 1851 Staff

Lasell understands the cost of a college education is on the rise, which is why faculty members and President Michael Alexander have been working together to find smarter alternatives to financing an education. This past fall was the first time Lasell offered the Sophomore Alternative Semester (SAS) for incoming sophomores. Seven students were enrolled in the program, five of whom live in-state and two of whom live out of state.  More…

Kingman travels west to accept All-American award Reply

By Megan Palumbo – Sports Editor

Senior captain of the women’s soccer team, Mackenzie Kingman is the first female athlete at Lasell to earn All-American status. As of December 1, The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) named Kingman on the NCAA Division III Women’s All-America Second Team. In mid-January she attended the All-America luncheon and convention in Los Angeles to be honored for her historic accomplishment.

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Senior captain of the women’s soccer team Mackenzie Kingman accepts her award for All-American soccer player with her coach Vito LaFrancesca. Photo courtesy of Mackenzie Kingman

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3D printers are incorporated in classrooms Reply

By Megan Palumbo – Sports Editor

3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is the process of building a three dimensional solid object from a digital file. About two years ago, Lasell’s Information Technology department (LIT) introduced this new machinery to the school with the help of Helpdesk Coordinator, Thomas Connors.

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The IT department, located in the basement of Winslow, is now offering 3D printing to students. Photo by Megan Palumbo

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