Commencement speakers hope to inspire

By Kaie Quigley & Michael Maruk – Co-Editor-In-Chief & Art Director

Like all great things, they must come to an end. Commencement is one milestone in particular that stands out as a great accomplishment in academia. It celebrates the completion of schooling for many as well as the introduction to the workforce of tomorrow. Luckily enough there are a few chosen to inspire those forward in that next step and we were able to have a chance to speak to a couple of them to get their thoughts on life after Lasell. 

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Softball swept by Simmons

By Nico Manganiello – 1851 Contributor

Photos by Mike Maruk

The softball team fell twice to Simmons at Taylor Field on Saturday, dropping their conference record to 5-7. The Lasers lost game one by a score of 4-1 and game two 10-1. It was a quiet day for the Lasers offense against a top pitcher.

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Combatting full speed burnout

By Bailey Klingaman & Mike MarukDigital Editor & Art Director

Outside Mott Counseling Center, which is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Photo by Mike Maruk

Ushering in a new semester can be an exciting and motivating time. However, this excitement can be diminished by the lack of motivation students experience in their first few weeks back to class. Whether it is from a busy schedule, the effects of prolonged COVID-19 isolation or any other factors, the Director of the Counseling Center Sharon Harrington-Hope says cases of burnout are not uncommon. 

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“COVID’s over, time to pay RENT”

By Michael Maruk & Alexandra White – Art Director & 1851 Contributor

The cast of RENT performing “La Ve Boheme” to close out Act One. Photo by Dan Fox

The season of love was back in full swing from November 17 through 20 when Lasell University and Regis College teamed up to perform the musical “RENT,” now going on its 25th anniversary. The show was held at Regis’ Eleanor Welch Casey Fine Arts Theater and it has been a long time coming since COVID-19 shut down most events in the last year. As most of the cast and directors have said, it sure was exciting for everything to be back in person.

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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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Lasell receives record donation

By Mike Maruk & Bailey KlingamanArt Director & Digital Editor

Michal Longe at her Lasell graduation in 1995. Photo courtesy of David Nathan

On July 1, President Michael Alexander announced in an email to the community that Lasell had received its largest ever monetary donation. The $6.6 million donation was made in honor of Michal Longe (‘95), alumni of the School of Business, who passed away from cystic fibrosis in 2003.

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