By Mike Maruk – 1851 Staff
On Thursday, Feb. 27, the IC3 held a celebration seminar for Hindu Goddess of Learning, Saraswati Puja.
The celebration of the goddess was hosted by Professor Ashmita Khasnabish. She invited many of the students from her class as well as other peers of hers to attend the event. There was a table decorated with yellow and white flowers as a shrine to celebrate Saraswati Puja as well as a table to color a print of the goddess.
Most of the people attending the event were either wearing the colors white or yellow to recognize that those were the same colors resembling the ones worn by the goddess. When Professor Khasnabish began her presentation, she explained how Saraswati Puja is the goddess of interdisciplinary skills and learning. Khasnabish stated many children usually go and pray to her for guidance or help before taking a test or do something involving the need for knowledge.
Throughout the event, there was a selection of Indian-style food available. There was a tray of traditional chicken, a few options of rice and soup as well as a sort of rice chip available. In the end, there were poems and performances made in celebration of the goddess’s powers of learning and skills.
Photos by: Marissa Gugala- News Editor
Lasell College presents its production of the Vagina Monologues. This year’s spotlight was on incarceration.
Balloons and posters created by students lined the stairwell leading to the Yamawaki auditorium.
The Vagina Monologues was sponsored by Lasell College Peer Health Education and the Counseling Center.
Attendees were able to leave notes for any cast member performing in the production.
The Playbill offered attendees information about the Vagina Monologues production and the beneficiaries of the ticket proceeds. Along with information about the student directors and performers.
Tickets were five dollars at the door.
Signs created to model the content of the monologues performed by Lasell students.
What would your vagina wear is one of the many questions asked by Eve Ensler (creator of the Vagina Monologues) in interviews.
The Flood is one of the many monologues performed by Lasell Students on Feb. 22-23, 2019.
Posters created by students are displayed during each of Lasell’s productions of the Vagina Monologues.
Another set of posters created by students for the Vagina Monologues performances.
What does your vagina look like?
For every dollar donated, attendees received a raffle ticket. Prizes were donated by Good Vibrations in Brookline, MA.
Hmm..who won the raffles?
The cast received flowers after the conclusion of their production on Feb. 22, 2019.
Top row L-R: Ruth Kehinde, Allie Wheeler, Elizabeth Chapman, Raegan Cleary, Madison Paloski, Tamara Fils-Aime, and Francelle Papailler. Bottom row L-R: Codie Treszi, Jon Eroh, Molly Parrott, Mariah Lang, Kelsey Jones, Alexandra Manseau, Allie Talarico, and Mackenzie Dineen.
Signs created by students showcased the colors of the Vagina Monologues (red and black).
By Marissa Gugala – 1851 Staff
The cast of Vagina Monologues were all smiles after their performance on February 23. Photo by Cristina Serratore
Lasell held its ninth annual Vagina Monologues performance in Yamawaki auditorium on February 23-24. Sponsored by Peer Health Education and the Counseling Center, the event addressed social stigmas surrounding rape and women’s reproductive systems, while empowering people to redefine their bodies.
By Megan Palumbo & Olivia Angerosa – Sports Editor & 1851 Staff
The Vagina Monologues is an empowering performance, ready to raise awareness and discussion around stigmas in the female world. Photo courtesy of Rebecca Llanes
Lasell’s ninth performance of The Vagina Monologues is underway.
“With The Vagina Monologues 2018 show, I think we can expect the start of a conversation about women’s health and rights. It’s a very empowering show, and we’re all excited to be putting it on,” said Co-Director Danielle Hogan. More…
By Danielle Hogan – 1851 Staff
Phallacies, a show about issues like consent, abuse, and rape from a man’s perspective was performed in de Witt Hall on October 25. Photo by Danielle Hogan
On October 25, the male cast of Phallacies performed in de Witt Hall to educate students about issues surrounding men’s health. More…
The eighth annual performance of the episodic play ‘The Vagina Monologues’ was held in the Yamawaki Center on Friday, February 24. Here are some photos from the event:
All photos by Seán McGlone
By Krista DeJulio – Co-Editor-in-Chief
Staged every February at Lasell and across the world, “The Vagina Monologues” was originally written and premiered in 1996 in New York City. The playwright of the show, Eve Ensler, also created the global campaign known as V-Day, to raise awareness of violence against women. Interviewing more than 200 women, Ensler has wrote monologues on femininity, sex, love, birth, and various names for vagina.
Seniors Tessa Dinnie (L) and Haleigh West (R) are this year’s co-director’s of “The Vagina Monologues.” Proceeds of the event will benefit the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center. Photo by Krista DeJulio
By Kayli Hertel
Each spring, Lasell is both entertained and educated by Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues” and this year co-directors, Meghan Urso and Sarah Murphy, had a lot to say about the power behind the project.