News Briefs

FFA Weekend

By Claire CrittendonCo-Editor-In-Chief

The annual Friends, Family and Alumni Weekend will be hosted from October 15 through 17. Alumni games will take place on both fields, alongside a variety of other events. In the past, activities have consisted of bingo, apple picking, river races, club fairs, and more. Check Laser Involvement for up to date information including how to make reservations.

Alumna Ruth Kehinde’s speech

By Claire CrittendonCo-Editor-In-Chief

At the annual U-Belong celebration on September 9, Alumna Ruth Kehinde (‘21) addressed the crowd. She spoke about a flag she designed with assistance from Professor of Graphic Design Ken Calhoun. Kehinde calls the flag “the United three,” featuring a combination of the LGBTQ+, trans, and the Black Lives Matter flags. A full copy of her speech can be found on our website.

Arnow hosts flu shot clinic

By LJ VP LaFiura 1851 Contributor

In mid-September, the Arnow Campus Center hosted a flu shot clinic administered by professionals from a local Shaw’s pharmacy team. The clinic ran from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on September 17, and ran again on September 20. Students were encouraged to sign up in advance using a QR code on the posters or a link distributed via email. If one failed to sign up, walk-ins were still welcome. The flu vaccination is not required this year, rather “strongly encouraged,” per a health services mass communication email.

U-Belong

By Rebecca OsowskiFeatures Editor

Lasell’s annual U-Belong Celebration took place on September 14 from 2 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Arnow Quad. The event was open to all members of the Lasell community including students, faculty, staff, and residents of Lasell Village. The event featured food, games, crafts, and a meet your major event. There was also a raising of the United three flag at the main flagpole located on the corner of Maple Street and Woodland Road.

New testing center hours

By Claire CrittendonCo-Editor-In-Chief

On September 30, an email was sent to the community detailing new COVID-19 policies. A major change was the reduction of testing hours. Community members who are not required to test will now be able to get tested on Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon, and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on a walk-in basis.

Marathon Monday returning

By Pat Carbone1851 Contributor

On October 11 the 125th running of the Boston Marathon will be held. Marathon Monday will return to campus for the first time since the spring of 2019. All classes will be canceled while students come together to celebrate the event throughout the day. The marathon will be run again in April 2022. This is the first time the event has been held since COVID-19 hit the US.

Alum Ruth Kehinde speaks up at the United 3 flag ceremony

By Ruth Kehinde1851 Contributor

Ruth Kehinde, ’21, holds the United 3 flag in Arnow quad during the annual Lasell U-Celebration after giving a speech to the Lasell community. Photo courtesy of Jesse Tauriac

During a celebration of the United 3 flag on September 14, alumni Ruth Kehinde presented a speech on the importance of the unity between the BLM and PRIDE movements. In her address to the Lasell community, Kehinde stressed the importance of these movements, and thanked Lasell for choosing to pursue greatness in raising the United 3 flag.

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The little things are the big things

By Ruth KehindeDigital Editor 

Lasell graduate Ally Wheeler and Ruth Kehinde share giggles while on a hike.
Photo by Ruth Kehinde

Sometimes when we’re going about our lives, not every day is as perfect as we want it to be. However, regardless of what the day may bring, finding the joy in the little things can go a long way. Little moments have shaped the way my life is today and my perspective along with it. My list is ever-growing, but here are the ones that count. 

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Culinary throwdown event in Valentine

By: Kait Bedell and Ruth Kehinde – News Editor & Digital Editor

Team Good Vibes station with barcode available to scan for lasers to vote.
Photo by Ruth Kehind
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On April 15, Chartwells hosted a Culinary Throwdown that featured four teams that served various foods for Lasers to choose to eat from and vote on. Festive decorations greeted those entering the dining hall as staff members dressed the part by wearing costumes representative to their teams.

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Healthy local take out for your taste buds

By Ruth Kehinde & Holly Feola – Digital Editor & Opinion Editor

An order from Playa Bowls delivered to campus via DoorDash.
Photo by Ruth Kehinde

On campus, Lasers’ often struggle with figuring out how to eat healthier meals, as their only source of food besides the 1851 Market and 1851 in Arnow Campus Center is the dining hall. While getting food at the dining hall everyday, there may be some food options that aren’t to someone’s liking. Although there are inexpensive places to get food near the university, the options typically include pizza or fast food. However, many students are looking for options that are not only cheap, but healthy as well. 

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Behind the birth of “Boomer the Torchbearer,” 12

By Kaie Quigley & Ruth Kehinde Features Editor & Digital Editor


Boomer’s birthday cake, and other blue themed sweet treats were available for students at the event.
Photo by Kaie Quigley.

The community celebrated the twelfth birthday of school mascot Boomer on March 24 at an event held by the Student Alumni Association (SAA) in Valentine Dining Hall. The event was complete with decorations, birthday cake, blue cotton candy, and a cookie monster ice cream bar.

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Olivia Powers interns with LU professor

By Ruth Kehinde – Digital Editor

Olivia Powers sits at their desk in the Brennan Library while working for their internship. Photo by Ruth Kehinde

Senior Olivia Powers is currently spending their last semester interning on campus. As they finish their criminal justice major and psychology minor, Powers is interning for Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Edward G. Weeks. Powers has been working with Weeks since the fall of 2020. 

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