Are cover letters starting to crumble? Reply

By Mackenzie Dineen – Arts Editor 

 

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Illustration by Tom Baker

Cover letters are under fire. The formal letter of introduction has always been presented as a law and not a tradition, but in a turbo-drive speed world, who writes letters of any sort? According to various job sites, CNN and even previous Apple recruiters, cover letters are dead.

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Course evaluations: Who’s listening? 1

By Ryan Fitzgerald – Co-Editor-in-Chief

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Illustration by Amanda Bennett

The second semester is winding down and students will soon be getting repeated emails to fill out course evaluations. I appreciate the chance for us to voice our opinion on professors, and positives and negatives of the class structure. And I appreciate the reminders to fill them out. But are the evaluations really important to Lasell? More…

Letter to the Editor: Unconstitutional vs. wrong 1

By Zach Gray – Former Co-Editor-in-Chief, Class of 2014

The opinion section of The 1851 Chronicle is vital for communication students to air their viewpoints in a constructive and well thought manner. It provides a tremendous learning platform for students, including myself in years prior, to work on writing skills and defending a side in opinion-based topics.

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Fake news sources cause problems Reply

By Tristan Davis – Features Editor

It’s Sunday morning, and my Keurig is pumping out a decent cup of coffee for me to enjoy. I’ve been in New Jersey playing volleyball all weekend, so it’d be a good idea for me to catch up on what’s been happening in the world the past couple days. Here’s an idea; why not head over to BuzzFeed? They’ll catch me up right away and I’ll be able to converse with anyone I want regarding the weekend’s headlines.  More…

Editor’s corner: Learning in a new country Reply

By Leanne Signoriello – Opinion Editor

When I first told family and friends I would be traveling to Vietnam, I would get jokes about getting shipped off to fight in the Vietnam War or they would start talking to me about meeting Anthony Bourdain (a Travel Channel chef who has visited the country multiple times). Although I didn’t fulfill everyone’s wishes, I was able to take away a lot from spending two weeks in Asia.

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The cons of the event Reply

By Ryan Fitzgerald – Co-Editor-in-Chief

Symposium can be a lot of different things. It can be a day of gratitude for some, having accomplished a semester-long project to present in front of admiring peers, faculty, and community members alike. For others it is a day of relief. After months of planning, the day has finally come where everything falls into place and many congratulations are given. And to many students at Lasell, particiularly underclassmen, Symposium day proves to be only a day off. More…