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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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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The Laser and their room: Welcome to my galaxy

By Ruth KehindeDigital Editor

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, residential students are spending a great deal of their college career in their rooms. Since I’m in my dorm room majority of the time, I try to make it a wholesome place to spend my senior year. Enter the depths of my room, filled with various abstract decorations, crystals and childhood memories that reflect who I am as a person.

All photos were taken by Ruth Kehinde.

This alien painting was a Christmas gift, and an alien balloon on top of my TV emphasizes my love for the unknown. My black belt and Scorpio tapestry complement each other. This area describes me as an alien that can defend herself while being one of the hardcore and personally, most awesome water signs in the zodiac.
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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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Cameras off, please

By Claire Crittendon & Ruth Kehinde – Co-Editor-in-Chief & Digital Editor 

Illustration by Robby Rowe

Living in what seems to be a never-ending pandemic, getting an education revolves around the aspects of using technology, namely, Zoom. While some professors only request students to turn their cameras on, others don’t hesitate to mark blank screens as absent. Turning cameras on should be an option rather than a requirement. College students are able to weigh the pros and cons and should be trusted to decide on their own. 

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News Briefs

In memory of Cassie Langtry, 24

By Taylor Viles – Sports Editor

On January 29, the Vice President of Development and Alumni Chelsea Gwyther sent an email to the Lasell community about the passing of former student Cassie Langtry on January 15. Langtry graduated summa cum laude from Lasell in 2018 majoring in Law and Public Affairs with a minor in Psychology. She used her degree to get hired by a law firm in West Yarmouth, Massachusetts where she was in her third year. She passed away because of an undetected blood disorder at the age of 24. The email included quotes from various Lasell community members who had known her and wanted to share their memories. Program Chair of Justice Studies Linda Bucci remembers Langtry as looking forward…“to using the law to represent the marginalized and those without a voice. She really enjoyed helping others,” she said.

Vaccine rollout email

By Katie Peters – Co-Editor-in-Chief

On February 22, David Hennessy sent out an email on behalf of Richard Arnold to the community about new Phase-II eligibility for the COVID-19 Vaccine. People who are eligible for the vaccine under Phase-II are people over 65 or people who have one or more of the following conditions: cancer, Chronic Kidney Disease, COPD, Down Syndrome, heart conditions, immunocompromised state from solid organ transplant, obesity or severe obesity (BMI above 30), pregnancy, Sickle Cell Disease, smoking, and Type two Diabetes Mellitus. Students, university employees and other campus partners who are eligible for Phase-II of the vaccine rollout are encouraged to sign up for the possibility of getting vaccinated at Lasell.

Student activities holds nerf war 

By Zach Kraft – 1851 Contributor

The Office of Student Activities & Orientation, Athletics and Residential Life held a nerf war in the Athletic Center on February 6 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.. Despite a small turnout of four attendees, members still participated in navigating through the battlefield that was set up. First-year Franklin Torres said he had a great time at the event. “It was a good time, I really went off during the event, and it was fun having a nerf war with other students. They did a good job setting up the battlefield, and it was a lot of fun despite the small number of participants.” Students who participated in the game were required to wear masks throughout the entire event.

Spring Activities Fair takes place over Zoom 

By Kait Bedell – News Editor

The Office of Student Activities & Orientation came together virtually with different clubs from around campus to host this year’s Spring Activities Fair. The event took place virtually from 8:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. on Tuesday, February 2, and students from every class were welcomed to join through the Laser Involvement link emailed to the Community. Those who wanted to learn more about what is going on around campus were invited to ask questions and get involved by speaking with different club members. Students who wish to stay informed about other activities around campus can find more information on the Instagram page @luactivities where information for future events will be posted.

Student Activities hosts virtual brainstorming session

 By Ruth Kehinde – Digital Editor

On February 3, the Office of Student Activities & Orientation hosted a virtual event where student leaders campus-wide along with invitees gathered together to brainstorm ideas about clubs on campus.The event lasted from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and welcomed all students who wanted to share their perspectives on how to improve clubs and events around campus. The next Office of Student Activities & Orientation event was a virtually held discussion of the documentary “The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley.” The event took place on February 23 at 7:00 p.m.. and students could go to the Laser Involvement website for more information.

Lasell students make string art

By Ruth Kehinde – Digital Editor

On February 4, The Counseling Center collaborated with The Office of Student Activities and Orientation, providing string art kits for Lasers in the Winslow Academic Center from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. All classrooms on the first floor were open for students to create art. This encouraged students to step out of their rooms and out of the box, putting their creativity to the test. Students were allowed to attend after verifying they were cleared on Co-Verified.

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