Halloween knocks on Valentine Dining Hall’s door step Reply

Althorughout month of October, Chartwells gave the Valentine Dining Hall a creepy transformation having spooky decor greet Lasers at every turn. Chartwells once again gave the dining hall an outstanding spine-chilling makeover with not only decorations but also creative haunted food names for Lasers to choose from.

Photos were taken by Digital Editor Ruth Kehinde

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News Briefs Reply

Influenza Season

By Ruth KehindeDigital Editor

On September 23, a campus-wide email was sent on the behalf of Richard Arnold, the Director of Health Services by Assistant Vice President and Dean of Student Affairs David Hennessay stating the opening of the school’s flu walk-in clinic in Arnow Campus Center. According to this email, getting this vaccine required no appointment and had no cost. The only ask was for Lasers to bring their health insurance information.

A final email was sent on October 5 stating October 9 was the final time for Lasers to get their vaccine, extending the deadline.

Student Affairs launches new food committee

By Meghan CarrollNews Editor
Lasell has created a Food Committee to help directly address concerns and questions students may have. The main goal of the Food Committee is to improve Lasell University students’ dining experience, allowing them to talk directly to the director of food services: Michael Quackenbush and Associate Vice President of Administration and Operations, Diane Parker. At meetings, they discuss how to improve Lasell dining services not only within the dining hall, but also 1851, The 1851 Market and Starbucks located in the Science and Technology Center.

The food committee meets on Tuesdays biweekly from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.. Meetings will be held upstairs in Arnow campus center classroom. Students are welcome to come in and give their feedback. If a student is unable to attend but want to contribute feedback, please email Vice President of Student Affairs Xavier Fort at xfort@lasell.edu to voice your suggestions.

Four-legged friend visits campo

By Meghan CarrollNews Editor

Saturday, October 10, Campus police had an unexpected visitor stop by. In the early morning, Lieutenant Steve Bradley was in his office getting some work done when he heard a smash of glass. Thinking there was an intruder or someone purposely causing a disturbance, he ran to where he heard the noise. He then saw a deer walking away from the scene. The deer took the liberty to smash his way through the Putnam offices, most likely mistaking his reflection for another deer causing him to charge. The deer did not appear to have any injuries.

Admissions allow tours again

By Meghan CarrollNews Editor

Due to COVID-19, tours at Lasell came to a halt until a plan could be put together to ensure the safety of Blue Key Society Ambassadors, as well as the general campus population. After careful consideration and planning, the Lasell Office of Undergraduate Admissions started hosting tours on campus September 21.

The tour itself has been altered to show as much of campus while trying to limit con- tact with students. Guests who schedule tours on campus must fill out a COVID-19 self-assessment. In order to ensure proper social distancing, tours are restricted to one student and two guests per ambassador.

SGA Election Results

By Adam Hallenbeck1851 Staff

The Student Government Association (SGA) released the results of their fall elec- tions on September 26 through their Insta-gram account. Seven new members of the club were voted in. Junior Melaney Jenkins was elected to be the Vice President of Communications and Anthony Bruno will serve as the First Year Class President. The five senators elected to join the group are junior Haley Sherman, first-year Emma Chai, junior Bo Moore, sophomore Kemley Joseph, first year Julia Ramza, first-year Sophia Couto and first-year Kares Mack.

Mirror, Mirror on the wall, these are the most Spooktacular movies of them all Reply

By Ruth Kehinde – Digital Editor

West Newton Cinema playing a selection of classic movies amidst the pandemic.
Photo by Abi Brown.

As Halloween approaches, there are many spooky movies for people to get into the groove of watching. Within the month of October, putting on a good scary movie and preparing to scream your head off is the ideal move. Although there’s many horror films that have been made over the years, here are some that are without a doubt, spooktacular:

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From crime to style, meet Tyson Buggs 2

By Ruth Kehinde – Digital Editor

Buggs poses in one of his favorite outfits on the steps in front of the Donahue Center for Creative and Applied Arts.
Photo by Ruth Kehinde.

From wanting to be a criminal psychologist to now majoring in fashion design & production, sophomore Tyson Buggs, interest in fashion occurred due to his friend, Darius. He was the one to thank for getting him into fashion likewise his occupation in UGG, falling in love with their handbags and designer brands. In this path, what Buggs loves most is having the ability to be limitless in this competitive field.

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The 2020 Pledge Reply

By Ruth KehindeDigital Editor

(L-R, up to down) Library Director Anna Sarneso, senior Ruth Kehinde, junior Anna King, and Associate Director Byrd Hughes smile in Zoom call.
Photo by Ruth Kehinde.

Lasell Votes is an organization on campus that helps students in the process of getting involved in voting. According to a school-wide email sent on every Tuesday, Lasell Votes holds a virtual event from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. to guide Lasers with voter registration and voting plans. One of these options include, registering in one’s hometown state instead of Newton. However, if students wish to vote in Newton, that’s always an option that Lasell Votes can support.

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Do your part, wear a mask Reply

By Ruth KehindeDigital Editor

Illustration by Robby Rowe

Ever since COVID-19 hit, the number of cases continue to rise everyday in the United States. One of the ways to keep yourself and others safe is to wear a mask. A mask should be worn in public areas or when surrounded by people. Wearing a mask is a potent tool that should be mandatory, it can restrict the spread of the virus that has already infected more than 6 million Americans.

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How to get through classes in a pandemic Reply

By Ruth Kehinde & Holly FeolaDigital Editor & Opinions Editor

Student staying safe while learning remotely.
Photo courtesy of elearningindustry.com

Since COVID-19 hit, the world has changed in various ways especially within the education system. Students now have to learn how to stay focused within a pandemic while juggling the challenges of online classes, jobs and social lives. Here are some helpful tips for students who are taking classes in these unfamiliar times: 

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Eric Turner settles in as new Provost Reply

By Ruth KehindeDigital Editor

It’s been two months since Professor of Business Eric Turner was named the new Provost of Lasell. As students begin the fall semester, questions about what to expect in unfamiliar times may arise. Here are eight questions our digital editor Ruth Kehinde asked the Provost about how Lasell will look down the road.


Ruth Kehinde interviews new Provost Eric Turner via zoom about his new position at Lasell. Photo by: Ruth Kehinde
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