Major League Lacrosse partners with Lasell Reply

By Matt Ferris & Cassidy Murray – 1851 Staff

Last month, Lasell established a partnership with Major League Lacrosse (MLL), providing students preferred access to job and internship opportunities.In addition, the school will offer discounted tuition rates to current MLL players and coaches pursuing their undergraduate and graduate degrees.  More…

Speaker addresses Islamophobia in campus talk Reply

By Alex Balletto – Copy Editor 

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Dr. Amer Ahmed (L) and Dr. Jesse Tauriac (R) put on the 
“Addressing Islamophobia” event in de Witt on January 25. Photo by Alex Balletto

The Lasell community  gathered in de Witt hall to hear Dr. Amer Ahmed discuss Islamophobia on January 25.  Amhed, a prominent national speaker, serves as Director of Intercultural Teaching and Faculty Development at UMass-Amherst.  More…

Students shoot for top place in NESN video competition Reply

By Michael Bueno & Shannon Hart – Opinion Editor & 1851 Staff

Lasell sophomore Allie Clancy and alumnus Greg Camillone qualified for season three of New England Sports Network’s (NESN) Next Producer video competition earlier this month. The competition allows college students the opportunity to film and submit short films related to sports and awards the top filmmaker a job opportunity with NESN and a $20,000 prize. 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…

High five: new schools and deans Reply

By Seán McGlone & Armando Machado – Editor-in-Chief & 1851 Staff

New deans pictured (top left – bottom right) Anne Bernays Trevenen, Cris Haverty, Lori Rosenthal, Melissa Varao, and Aaron Toffler. Photos by Seán McGlone, Michael Bueno and Lori Rosenthal

After months of meetings, discussions and debate, the college introduced five new schools, and associate deans this semester. The newly appointed associate deans are: Melissa Varao, Aaron Toffler, Anne Trevenen, Chris Haverty, and Lori Rosenthal.  The deans head the schools of: Business; Communication & the Arts; Fashion; Health Sciences; and Social Sciences, Humanities & Education.   More…

Help! The Flu Is Everywhere Reply

By Dana Sutcliffe – 1851 Staff 

Most people know the extra precautions they need to take to avoid getting sick during the winter season. But what happens when the highest risk of becoming ill is sitting right next to you on your daily commute to work? With a recent article from TIME Health reporting 60,000 positive cases of the influenza since October 1, the 2017-2018 season has proven to be the worst in recorded flu history. This scary statistic may be the reason why many people have been avoiding public transportation in their day-to-day lives because germs are lurking everywhere, ready to infect the next victim. Here are a few easy steps towards keeping yourself healthy during flu season:

  1. Keep hand sanitizer with you at all times. Whether it’s in your purse, backpack, or your back pocket, keeping a small bottle of Purell is probably your best bet towards keeping your extremities clean and disinfected.
  2. This may seem like a crazy one, but keeping some disinfectant wipes handy whenever you travel is a good idea. Wiping down the seat you take everyday on the subway or the railing you’re about to hold onto for the next twenty minutes can stop those dirty germs from getting you sick. In case you don’t have wipes, simply use the sleeve of your shirt or jacket when touching anything in public.
  3. Airborne and Emergen-C are two very effective and precautious steps you can take towards staying healthy. Add the packet of powder to a glass of water and drink up. The vitamins in the mix will help fight against any illnesses you may encounter in your daily travels and help boost your immune system.
  4. Rest up. Getting 6-8 hours of sleep a night is super important for any healthy person but when you’re sick, it’s crucial. Your body needs the extra time to recuperate and refresh itself. Make sure you get to bed at a decent hour, even if your friends have plans and you don’t want to miss out – your body will thank you in the morning.
  5. Keep your distance. Even if the plans to meet your friend Susie for dinner are what you’ve been waiting for all week, reconsider. Dinner is delicious and fun but not when your date is sneezing across the table and sharing the same breathing bubble as you.

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