Sports Management students recognized for academic excellence and community service Reply

 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.

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SOC 307 students advocate for “Lease on Life” Reply

Whole group posing with Senator Friedman

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.

Conservation Law Foundation enlightens students on ocean conservation Reply

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…

COMDay expands learning opportunities Reply

By Seán McGlone & Danielle Hogan  Editor-in-Chief & Arts Editor 

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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…

Merger with Mount Ida is off Reply

By Seán McGlone & Leanne Signoriello – Editor-in-Chief & Features Editor

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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…

Raising Awareness for Homeless Veterans: One Cookie at a Time Reply

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.

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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…