News Brief: Let there be light 1

By: Ruth Kehinde-  Digital Editor 

On April 13 there was an emergency power outage across the Lasell campus, leaving all open facilities without power. According to a Residential Life campus-wide email, this storm-related incident occurred due to a downed power line and transformer damage that took place on the intersection of Woodland Road and Seminary Avenue. Residents were updated via email and were provided flashlights for the time that the power was out. Campus Police served as a Fire Watch Patrol throughout the buildings.

Lasell’s electrical power company, EverSource, provided many repairs to the damaged equipment, having the power restored only a few hours after it was shut down. Due to this unanticipated event, the registrar moved the sophomore registration period from Tuesday, April 14 to Wednesday, April 15 at 7 a.m.

 

Life on campus continues through pandemic Reply

By Claire Crittendon, Katie Peters, Madison Raffone, and Bailey KlingamanFeatures Editor, Arts Editor, Copyeditor, and Staff Writer

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Ruth Kehinde adjusts to online classes in her comfort zone. Photo courtesy of Ruth Kehinde.

By March 31, students were encouraged to decide whether to move off-campus or stay while practicing social distancing to decrease the spread of the virus throughout campus. Those who stayed are inhibiting East, West and North Halls. According to Associate Vice President for Administration Diane Parker, there are currently about 70 students still residing on campus.

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Open Letters: To my roommate of four years Reply

By Rosa del Carmen Gomez – 1851 Staff

It’s senior year and I’m not sure when that happened. Four years ago, I walked into Rockwell Hall and I met you. I went into the housing process requesting a totally random roommate  and I was a bit scared. We had spoken a few times on Facebook but not enough to know if we would end up getting along.

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Fresh Check Day offers fresh perspectives on mental health Reply

By Emily Long- Digital Editor

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On Thursday, Feb. 20 Fresh Check Day was held in DeWitt Hall by Health Services in conjunction with the Jordan Porco Foundation and other campus offices. Fresh Check Day is an event that raises awareness of suicide and mental health on college campuses by providing a positive and safe outlet to destigmatize mental health by being made aware of the services offered around campus. 

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Fallen tree results in dangerous and extreme campus conditions Reply

 

Residents of Holt Hall were evacuated early on Thursday, Oct. 19, after power lines intertwined with a fallen tree right outside of the building as a result of high-speed winds and heavy rain. The storm disconnected power to Holt around 2 a.m., including power to fire, smoke and CO2 detectors. It partially dis- connected power to Butterworth Hall. Residential Life, Eversource, Facilities Management and Campus Police worked to solve this issue, informing students who lived in those buildings via email they could return to their rooms at 8:35 p.m. that night.

Area-wide fun for all Reply

By Katie Peters & Mike MarukArts Editor & 1851 Staff

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RA Cory Neal gets pied in the face by her resident, Lindsey Morris. Photo by: Holly Feola. 

Painting pumpkins and pie-throwing filled the East and West Quad for the Autumn Extravaganza on Oct. 5, an event for students to get to know each other, their Resident Assistants (RAs) and their Area Coordinators (ACs). This event was put on by the ACs in
Residential Life with help from Student Activities and input from RAs.

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Emotional support animals bring comfort to campus Reply

By Holly Feola & Claire Crittendon- News Editor & Features Editor

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Gabby Miller’s ESA Gracie in her second year on campus. Photo Courtesy of Holly Feola

Since 2015, Lasell has allowed qualifying students to have emotional support animals (ESAs) in the residence halls with them. Four years later, the process is still going strong.

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Campus collaborates for Alcohol Awareness Week Reply

Megan Palumbo & Brian Cohen Co-editor-in-chief & 1851 staff

The Peer Health Education worked collaboratively with a committee of student affairs offices, hosted events around campus on Oct. 15-19, in honor of National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week. 

Senior Peer Health Educator Cameron Brennan said the purpose of Alcohol Awareness Week “is to make [students] aware of the specific dangers of alcohol, but making it known how to properly use alcohol.”  

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