Danielle Hogan – Arts & Entertainment Editor
Fletcher painted an image of her favorite lighthouse in Nantucket, Mass. “Her intent… was to combine the painted image with paraphrased words of wisdom that would be fashioned into a greeting card with family and friends,” wrote her husband, Tom Fletcher. Fletcher passed away on July 6, 2018. Photo by Danielle Hogan
After 25 years of service to the Lasell community, beloved Director of Counseling Janice Fletcher passed away after a courageous batter with cancer on July 6. Fletcher is anything but forgotten, with a legacy stretching far across Lasell’s campus.
Megan Palumbo & Michael Salem – Co-Editor-in-Chief & 1851 Staff
New full-time faculty members (L-R) Professor Brian Frasier, Professor Gregory Cass, Professor
Gail Jauregui, Professor Tenneh Wilkins, Professor Thomas Zawisza, Professor Mick
Kaminsky, and Professor Barbara Akum (right). Photo by Megan Palumbo
Lasell hired seven new full-time professors and over 40 adjunct professors for the 2018 fall semester. Full-time and adjunct faculty work together to educate students and engage in the community. More…
Dana Sutcliffe – Digital Editor
Nestled in a village called Auburndale lay the sleeping heads of 10 student journalists, blissfully dreaming in their dorms. Some dreamed of long beach days from summers’ past while some toss and turn, suffering from nightmares about deadlines. As the sun rises each morning, they hop out of bed and anticipate the day ahead – each one has a story to tell.
By Avery Stankus – 1851 Staff
The annual Stress-Free Fair was held on April 6 in de Witt Hall, hosted by Peer Health Educators to raise mental health awareness. The event informed students on helpful life-coping and end-of-semester stress tips. The three-hour event provided students with dog therapy, painting, massages, and more.
Students enjoying the Stress-Free Fair by playing with the many therapy dogs. Photo by Katie Schneider
By Colin Froment & Megan Palumbo – News Editor & Sports Editor
Open forums discussing racism and the campus climate took place on April 9 and 10 in the Athletic Center. The meetings were hosted by President Michael Alexander, Director of Donahue Institute and Associate Professor Jesse Tauriac, and a student panel, who shared their experiences with racism on campus to a mass audience of students and faculty. The forums were established in response to recent reports of racist incidents occurring on campus.
Five students spoke during the forum on Racism and Campus Environment on April 10. (L-R) Tamara Fils-Aime, Jabari Courts, Christa Augustus, Alex Moule, and Briana Brown. Photo by Megan Palumbo
By Seán McGlone – Editor-in-Chief
Balancing schoolwork, extracurricular activities and community service can be very demanding for students. However, for senior Tim Major and junior Lane Sulzer, this is what earned them the second annual M. Perry Chapman Community Service and Scholarship Award.
Photo courtesy of Cody McCormick
A group of Lasell Students are currently advocating for the passage of the Criminal Justice Reform Bill in the Massachusetts State Legislation. Their campaign, Lease On Life, is seeking to get Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker to give support on this bill that will give second chances to low level or first-time offenders as well as help the school-to-prison pipeline. The students are members of SOC 307 “Action for Social Justice” class, taught by Assistant Professor of Social Sciences Betsy Leondar-Wright. The bill would ultimately improve the Criminal Justice System and students are asking for help in the campaign to make sure the bill is passed.
By Megan Palumbo – Sports Editor
On Thursday February 22, LEAF Club sponsored a presentation on ocean conservation. Allison Lorenc spoke from the Conservation Law Foundation (CFL).
This organization is known for using law, science and the market to preserve oceans. Their main focuses include clean energy, clean water, environmental justice and ocean conservation. More…