Increased theft from 1851 Market and campus bookstore

By Rayana Petrone & Nico ManganielloDigital Editor & 1851 Contributor

Items from the 1851 Market have been moved to behind Boomer’s grill for the remainder of the semester. Photo by Nico Manganiello

The 1851 Market and bookstore have suffered from an unprecedented amount of theft this semester. On February 22, an email from Dean David Hennessey was sent to students alerting them of the excessive theft from both the market and bookstore. The market was closed temporarily as a result. 

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Make the most of it

By Rayana Petrone – Digital Editor

Photo courtesy of Rayana Petrone

Coming to college as a first-year in 2019, I never would have expected things to turn out the way that they have. As I wrap up my junior year and head into my final year this fall, I find myself looking back with sadness that my time as an undergrad student is almost up. 

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Becker College closes all its doors after 237 years

By Holly Feola & Rayana Petrone – Opinions Editor & 1851 Contributor

Becker College to close its doors after 2020-2021 academic year.
Photo by Rayana Petrone

Becker College, with locations in Worcester and Leicester, has announced it will be closing its doors at the end of this academic year due to ongoing financial struggles. “Ultimately, the impacts of COVID-19 turned what was a very challenging situation into an unsustainable situation,’’ said Becker College President Nancy P. Crimmin in a March 29 press release. 

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Charlotte Winslow: Lasell’s liveliest Villager

By Rayana Petrone & Alexandra White – 1851 Contributors

Charlotte enjoying a treat at a reception for artists at Lasell Village. 
Photo courtesy of Charlotte Winslow.

Lasell Village, the living and learning community here on campus for those over the age of 65, is home to an average of 225 residents. Of those residents, one who stands out is Charlotte Lindgren Winslow. 

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2020, 2021 Commencement update

By Rayana Petrone – 1851 Contributor

From L-R, class of 2020 graduates Rachel Stankus, Alexa Madeiros, Avery Stankus, Allison Garriepy, and Katie Jones atop a Lasell University sign. Photo taken on March 28, 2020.
Photo courtesy of Avery Stankus

As the 2020-2021 school year is coming to a close, the question of whether or not Lasell would host in-person Commencement for its 2020 and 2021 graduates was up in the air until a recent email was released by President Michael Alexander, confirming in-person ceremonies. 

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