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Palm Oil, Orangutans, and the Effects of Globalization (0)

April 25, 2016 • Current Issues

Modern business requires an awareness of our connected planet.  This extends to humans, animals, and the environment.  Palm oil shows the effects of globalization and requires us to examine our process of business, foreign relations, and conversationalism Palm oil, a common ingredient in consumer products, affects our globe in a powerful way.  Four Paws International,… Read More ›

Editorials and Opinions »

It’s Time to Say No to K-Cups (1)

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K-Cups have become the next big thing in America, bringing individual servings of gourmet coffee into people’s homes of in a matter of seconds, with the simple push of a button.  As convenient as this innovation is, it is slowly contributing to the killing of our planet, as cup after cup is brewed every single… Read More ›

Entertainment and Arts Reviews »

Movie Review: Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (0)

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I grew up reading the Silver Age DC Comics of the late 1950’s and the 1960’s when they were still oriented toward having happy endings.  Sometime in the mid 1960’s, more adult themes started finding their way into comic books, and happy endings were suddenly a little harder to find in the twenty pages of… Read More ›

Campus News »

Lesley Students Take Part in Alternative Spring Break (0)

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When Lesley students came back to campus after Spring Break, many excitedly exchanged stories of catching up with friends from home, or talked about how they took a vacation with their family.  But for 25 Lesley students, they were swapping stories about what they did during Alternative Spring Break, an opportunity to perform service and… Read More ›

Campus Arts »

“Craftivism” Meets Art Therapy at Lesley University (1)

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A “Craft and Chat: ‘Craftivism’” workshop exploring the issue of women’s sexuality was held on Thursday, Feb. 18, at Lesley University’s Women’s Center, led by Art Therapy faculty Michaela Kirby and Lauren Leone. Craftivism is using hand-made art to express opinions or to support a movement, a combination of craft and activism or crafts for… Read More ›

Current Issues »

Palm Oil, Orangutans, and the Effects of Globalization (0)

Palm Oil picture

Modern business requires an awareness of our connected planet.  This extends to humans, animals, and the environment.  Palm oil shows the effects of globalization and requires us to examine our process of business, foreign relations, and conversationalism Palm oil, a common ingredient in consumer products, affects our globe in a powerful way.  Four Paws International,… Read More ›

Activism »

We Need an Honest Conversation About Guns (0)

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Anybody who likes to stay informed about national issues knows that gun control, or the lack thereof, is a hot topic right now. School shootings are at an all-time high, and national news is constantly littered with new, senseless crimes committed by somebody with a gun. There are many questions we must ask ourselves when… Read More ›

Campus Events »

Professors Compete in “Meeting of the Minds” Contest (1)

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On Thursday, December 3, a unique event took place in the Marran Theater, as professors competed in a “Family Feud”-style event, with students from the Lesley First Year Seminar asking the questions.  The event was called “Meeting of the Minds,” and it featured ten specially chosen professors, divided into two teams.  It was designed to… Read More ›

Sports »

Impressive Year for Lesley Women’s Soccer Team (0)

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The winning streak continued for Lesley University’s Women’s Soccer Team this year: the team won its fourth straight NECC championship and appeared in its fourth straight NCAA tournament.  And although the 2015 season did not end the way the team hoped, there were still many reasons to be optimistic. This year’s team saw a lot… Read More ›

Movie and Concert Reviews »

Music Review: Coeur de Pirate (0)

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Coeur De Pirate (real name: Beatrice Martin) is a French-Canadian singer-songwriter and overall badass that I had the pleasure of seeing several weeks ago. While I had heard what I thought was a decent amount of her songs before, and considered myself a fan, I had no idea what I was in for during this… Read More ›

Food and Cooking »

Lesley Student Tours Taza Chocolate (1)

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Most people who think about chocolate probably don’t realize there is a local company that manufactures it — a company that is located in Somerville, Massachusetts, not that far from the Lesley campus.  And as I discovered when I visited recently, Taza Chocolate has a unique and interesting story. Taza makes a variety of stone… Read More ›