Times are a’changing Reply

By Krista Dejulio – Co-Editor-in-Chief

Change is scary. Change means new, unfamiliar, uncomfortable, intimidating. Change gives us a natural fear whether we knew we had that fear or not. It will happen regardless of who you are and I’m embracing change as it comes. Change in myself is something I have been welcoming for a while now, as in change in my surroundings. Change in general has been good for me, but it hasn’t always been easy. More…

Affluenza affecting Lasell Reply

By Jackie Colombie – 1851 Staff

Affluenza is defined as a social theory claiming that individuals with privileged and wealthier backgrounds sometimes struggle to determine the difference between right and wrong due to the nature of their upbringing. While reading this definition, I couldn’t help but feel like the term applied to our campus in regards to parking. This is not to imply that everyone on this campus is from a wealthy background, but I think people should be more appreciative of how fortunate they are to have a parking spot on campus. More…

No more rumbling tummies Reply

By Shapleigh Webster – Senior Content Editor

Over my past two years at Lasell, I have written two opinion pieces on our beloved Valentine Dining Hall (“Lasell needs an attitude adjustment;” “Diary of a hungry kid”) about how we need to be respectful towards the people who feed us, but also that they need to accept our schedules and offer us “late-night eaters” better hours. More…

Student business a bust? Reply

By Tristan Davis – Features Editor

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Illustration by Amanda Bennett

Emerson sophomore Jack Worth never had bad intentions. The college student living in Boston was just trying to make a buck, and who could blame him? The city is expensive, and no one ever complained about having too much money. So why was he facing potential eviction from his campus housing last month? The 19-year-old rented out his dorm room on the popular lodging rental site Airbnb, until school officials told him to permanently remove the ad.


Dining services need to be mindful of allergies, diet restrictions Reply

By Danielle Roberts

On Monday nights, my class ends at 7:45 p.m. It is late enough where Einstein’s has closed and Valentine Dining Hall has changed to Boomer’s Grill. I am starving and in need of a meal, but my only option is Boomer’s, where I cannot (or should not) eat.


Get out of my room Reply

By Colin Froment – 1851 Staff

Brennan Library is generous enough to offer students private, quiet rooms where they can work on group projects and assignments, therefore it can be irritating to find only one person in each private room. The sign “THIS ROOM IS ONLY ALLOWED FOR MULTIPLE PEOPLE” should be self-explanatory enough, yet it seems like some students don’t acknowledge that rule. Students should be more selfless when it comes to using these rooms and respect the room for what it’s truly meant for.


Election Day should be national holiday Reply

By Abbie Adams – Contributing Writer

With the election cycle in full swing, voters are looking at which candidate they want to see on their party’s ticket for the general election. Stakes are high this year, with several polarizing figures still in the race, making it more crucial than ever for voters to get out and cast their ballot. For many, though, it’s not as simple as getting off the couch and voting. If we, as a nation, want to encourage voter turnout during these times, why not deem the day a holiday?