Peer health education through the eyes of Peer Health Educators Reply

Photos by Natalie Kfoury

Natalie Kfoury – Co-Editor-in-Chief

Kayli Hertel walked into her first meeting of the Peer Health Educators and was pleased to find the atmosphere relaxed, accommodating, and friendly. Hertel, a sophomore history major, decided to join the group this semester to become more educated and to educate others. Hertel is one of 10 current Peer Health Educators, according to advisor Kate McCarthy, who work to raise awareness at Lasell on themes such as alcohol and drug awareness, healthy relationships, sexual health, mental health, and sexual and domestic assault awareness.

“What Peer Health is really all about is talking about the hard stuff and that is important for everyone to be exposed to,” said Hertel. More…

Fashion department partners with Dana-Farber art collection 2

Lasell’s current display at Dana-Farber features a 1950s Jacques Tiffeau cocktail dress. (Photos courtesy of Jill Carey)

Natalie Kfoury – Co-Editor-in-Chief

The fashion department has partnered with Dana-Farber and Frederic Sharf, who organizes exhibitions of fashion and art at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dana-Farber, and Boston Children’s Hospital, to install the first piece of fashion in Dana-Farber’s art collection. Senior fashion merchandising major Kayla Diggins worked to provide research on the dress that is currently on display at the hospital. More…

Editor’s Corner: “Sinche” Reply

Natalie Kfoury – Co-Editor-In-Chief

Sinche. Just thinking about that word brings me back to the most special place I’ve ever been. Now, the only way you would know about sinche is if you took part in Lasell’s Shoulder-to-Shoulder trip to Ecuador or if you happen to be fluent in Quichua (a native Ecuadorian language from which the word derives).

Sinche means strong, but it means so much more. And to understand what it truly means, you have to find the treasure. And to find the treasure, you have to travel to Ecuador with a group from Lasell, team up with some amazing, crazy, hilarious, and loving Ecuadorians, and learn all there is to know. It may not make sense to you, but what Ecuador taught me will stay with me forever. More…

Ecuador Shoulder-to-Shoulder photo gallery Reply


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Photos by Natalie Kfoury

A collection of photos from the 2014 Shoulder-to-Shoulder service learning trip to Ecuador. 13 Lasell students went on the trip with Professors Aaron Toffler and Jose Guzman as well as Gillian Stanley, who works in the Graduate Program. The group stayed at two haciendas, Pachamama and El Sinche with a group of hosts. While on the trip, the group learned about farming and nature, hiked mountains and volcanoes, visited cities and a university, and spent two days at a school where they interacted with children, fixed the water system, installed playground equipment, and created a soccer field. Applications for next year’s trip are available now and can be picked up at the Center for Community-Based Learning, located in Klingbeil House.

“Catching Fire” continues the flame Reply

Natalie Kfoury Co-Editor-In-Chief

“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” had a lot to live up to. When its predecessor, “The Hunger Games,” was released in March 2012, audiences and critics gushed over the acting, the special effects, and the
mesmerizing way the acclaimed book series had been brought to film. “Catching Fire” had to do quite a bit of work to meet and exceed the expectations. More…

The art of binge-watching Reply

Natalie Kfoury – Co-Editor-in-Chief

Netflix, my friends, is a beautiful thing. So is having friends or family members that own full seasons of television shows. Allow me to let you in on a little secret: I am a binge- watcher. Binge-watching is defined on the ever-reputable Wikipedia as “The practice of watching television for longer time spans than usual, usually of a single television show.”

Basically, I start watching a show and I try to complete it or seasons of it in as short of a time span as possible. It’s like a game: How long will it take me to watch “American Horror Story: Murder House” and “Asylum” and can I get caught up in time to watch “Coven.” I won that game. I watched the first two seasons in about two to three weeks and fully caught up the day before “Coven” premiered. More…

Mentalist thrills campus Reply

Mentalist Sean Bott performed in late October. (Photos by Natalie Kfoury)

Natalie Kfoury – Co-Editor-in-Chief

“You’re looking at my jacket and thinking that the poor homeless man has come to entertain us,” joked mentalist Sean Bott during his performance at Lasell in late October. Bott did an incredible job of mixing humor with jaw-dropping mentalist feats in an interactive and engaging performance in deWitt Hall.

In each of his mentalist feats combined with continuous humor, Bott used different members of the small audience. Since there were under 30 in attendance, almost everyone got to be involved, which was put on by Campus Activity Board (CAB). More…

Hatem is Lasell’s Ironman 6

Natalie Kfoury – Co-Editor-in-Chief

Professor Neil Hatem poses after he completed Ironman Lake Placid on July 28 with his wife Danielle, children Katelyn and Ryan, and dog Comet. (Photo courtesy of Neil Hatem)

Professor Neil Hatem poses after he completed Ironman Lake Placid on July 28 with his wife Danielle, children Katelyn and Ryan, and dog Comet. (Photo courtesy of Neil Hatem)

Imagine swimming to Franco’s and back. Imagine biking from Lasell to Portland, Maine. Imagine running the Boston Marathon. Now, imagine doing all three in one day. For Professor Neil Hatem, this wasn’t just something he had to imagine, this was his reality. Hatem, a math and Honors Program professor, participated in the Ironman Lake Placid competition on July 28. More…