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…
By Seán McGlone & Danielle Hogan – Editor-in-Chief & Arts Editor
Speakers during the “Futures in Focus” panel discussed their work in the Sports Communication field. Photo by Seán McGlone
On Tuesday, March 6, the Communications Program hosted its sixth annual COMDay in de Witt Hall. The theme for the day was “Focus on the Future”. More…
By Seán McGlone & Leanne Signoriello – Editor-in-Chief & Features Editor
Lasell and Mount Ida Colleges recently decided that after a month discussion the institutions would remain separate. Photos by Seán McGlone
Almost one month since a potential merger of Lasell and Mount Ida Colleges was announced, discussions ceased. On March 23, members of the Lasell community were informed both schools would stay separate. More…
Senior student Armando Machado Jr. is making a difference in his community.
By working with the New England Center and Home for Veterans, he’s raising money and awareness. The charity helps former members of the military to find jobs and gives them a place to stay until they get back on their feet.