By Cyairra Lowe– 1851 Contributor
Move-in day at Lasell and I was delayed for two days and then stuck on a plane coming home from Florida because of a hurricane. Talk about first impressions. The only time my sister and I could get to fly, I was supposed to move into my doom. Not only was I late on move-in day, but when I finally came home from my vacation I had to pack the car as quick as possible and drive to lasell. Luckily I only live an hour away.
By 8 o’clock at night, I realized I missed the whole move-in day experience. I didn’t get my keys or my card to get into my dorm, but I already knew my roommates and we keep in touch so they were there to let me in. It was late at night and the dark seemed to creep up on me. The campus was pitch quiet and the street lights didn’t help me feel safe. My roommates were already settled in and unpacked. They were kind enough to lend a helping hand to unpack my things. I found out my doom room was on the second floor. I must have walked up and down those stairs a thousand times because the next morning my legs were sore.
Going into college, my head was filled with fear of not being able to succeed and not having the ability to perform well in my classes. I had anxiety rushing over me with the thought of failing school and being left with debt and no diploma. These were my worries going into my first year of college. Thankfully, this was not the reality of what Lasell University has turned out to be. My true experience at Lasell University has been more than successful so far.
There are lots of reasons why my first impression has turned positive. This college has provided me with the tools I need to learn and pass my classes, and the ability to receive help when I need it. At the Academic Achievement Center, tutors for every subject are available for all students. My roommates support me by helping me when I’m having a breakdown after studying for a long period of time. They would take me out to get Chinese food and ice cream and watch movies and relax. They always find a way to make me feel better. I’ve quickly learned that I need to do my own work, but they’re here and have my back when I need them.
After a rough start moving in, my impression of Lasell is that it’s a great fit for me.
By Megan Palumbo – Co-Editor-in-Chief
Hatem poses with his SAT prep class from Lowell High School. Photo courtesy of Neil Hatem
In Lasell’s teaching contract, a professor is allowed to go on sabbatical every 10 years. Associate Professor of Mathematics Neil Hatem has been teaching in the Lasell community for 20 years, and is just now experiencing his first one.
By Danielle Hogan & Mackenzie Dineen – Arts Editor & Features Editor
Fifteen Lasell students and alum departed Logan as strangers but returned as a family. For seven days our world was limited to these 15 faces, the Georgia mountains and our Georgia Appalachian Trail Club (GATC) mentors.
The Lasell community came together for Relay for Life on Saturday, March 23rd to celebrate loved ones and survivors. Check out the photo gallery below to see what this special night was all about!
Photos by Jenny Granger, Emily Harrington, Rosa Del Carmen Gomez and Colin Froment – OSA and 1851 Staff
By Valencia Vixama – 1851 Contributor
Professor Jessie Tauriac, 46, Chief Diversity Officer and Director of the Donahue Institute sits down to chat with student Valencia Vixama and reflects on his current career and time at Lasell.
By Casey DiBari, Zach Houlte & Brianna VanDeusen – 1851 Staff
Rugby is a gritty, brutal and not for the faint of heart type game. They aren’t wearing protective pads or helmets. The only protection they have are mouth guards and evasive moves against opponents. Football has plenty of protection but this game is the raw form of that. For Nick Lucido, rugby is what drew him to Lasell in the first place.
By Katie Peters
Starting college was (and still is) an exciting time in my life. Lasell was my top choice school so I was eager to start my freshman year. The first week of school was filled with making friends and finding what I liked to do. I met people from orientation, made some new friends and joined a couple clubs – anything I could do to find my place.
By Emma Murray
The day was August 19th. Nerves filled my body as I drove onto campus. I was here two weeks early for cross country pre-season. The campus was very quiet and peaceful. I truthfully was not ready for a change. I did not want to go to college, I wanted to be back home with all my friends. Of course, the first night was rough and I was homesick. The bed was stiff and I missed my parents, but as time passed I slowly started getting used to the feeling of being away from home.