Senior gives back to Puerto Rico Reply

By Megan Palumbo & Michael Bueno – Sports Editor & Opinion Editor

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Senior Nashalis Ayala raised $500 for Puerto Rico relief with her fundraiser last semester. Photo by Michael Bueno

On August 30, Hurricane Irma hit the island of Puerto Rico. Less than a month later another major storm, Hurricane Maria, overlapped Irma’s path, destroying everything in its way. Senior Nashalis Ayala was terrified when she heard the news. She immediately thought of her grandfather that was living in Dorado, Puerto Rico when the hurricanes came through.  More…

De Baun strengthened Lasell’s character Reply

By Megan Palumbo & Justin Fosdick – Sports Editor & 1851 Staff

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Dr. Vincent De Baun served as Lasell’s sixth president, making impactful changes to academics and cultural experiences on-campus. Photo courtesy of Lasell: a History of the first junior college for women 

On December 16, 2017, Dr. Vincent Claud De Baun, Lasell’s sixth president and one of the school’s biggest innovators, passed away at the age of 91 at his home in Charlottesville, VA.  More…

Return from abroad equals culture shock Reply

By Megan Palumbo – Sports Editor

Before coming home from abroad, I was told about the inevitable culture shock I’d experience being back in a familiar setting. I didn’t expect life to stand still, but I wasn’t thinking I would come back to so much change. After I said my goodbyes, flew back from South Africa, and endured more than 18 hours of flying and driving, I was home at last.   More…

Studying in South Africa embodies growth Reply

By Megan Palumbo – International Correspondent

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Junior Megan Palumbo has spent time hiking mountain trails, including Jonkershoek Nature Reserve, while studying abroad in South Africa. Photo by Megan Palumbo.

When I decided I was studying abroad in South Africa I got questions like, “Why did you choose this random country?” “Why wouldn’t you go to Italy?” “Don’t you think it’s unsafe to go to South Africa because you’re a girl?” “Are you going to come back with Ebola?”. I felt like each question got more and more ridiculous, but regardless I received so much support and love before I embarked on this crazy adventure.

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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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