News Briefs: March 2020 Reply

Saraswati Puja

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.

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Presenting: the Vagina Monologues Reply

Photos by: Marissa Gugala- News Editor

 

Vagina Monologues generates crowd to “Rise, Resist” and “Unite” Reply

By Marissa Gugala1851 Staff

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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.

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Monologues tackle female empowerment for the ninth time 2

By Megan Palumbo & Olivia Angerosa – Sports Editor & 1851 Staff

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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…

“Vagina Monologues” co-directors share thoughts Reply

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.

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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

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