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Some Good Advice for First Year Students in The New Semester (0)

January 15, 2020 • Campus News

There is so much that I wish someone had told me going into my freshman year beyond the usual “study hard, make friends, and don’t forget to network.” College is much more than just going to class and socializing. It’s an incredibly difficult, character-building four years full of highs and lows. While my relatives regaled… Read More ›

Current Issues »

An Interview with Lesley Student Filmmaker Najifa Tanjeem (0)

As students, we tend to always ask for more from Lesley’s Dining Services, like longer operational hours at on-campus dining halls or a greater variety of food choices. While it’s important and advised to advocate for our own needs, admittedly, we don’t stop nearly as often as we should to think of the workers who… Read More ›

Editorials and Opinions »

A Tribute to Jefrey (1)

“How a flower in the rain only grows more when it’s grey, you just shined on brighter, making gold out of the pain.” – Oliver Sykes Before my cousin Jefrey died, he spent his last few weeks in rehab sharing his story with others to let them know they were not alone in this process… Read More ›

Sports »

3-Peat For Lesley Women’s Soccer Team (0)

This was another exciting season for the Lesley Lynx, with many great plays and memorable moments.  It all began back on August 17th, when the players  arrived on campus to start their pre-season training with double sessions. Led once again by veteran coach Paul Vasconcelos, these sessions provided opportunities for the new players to bond… Read More ›

Campus Events »

Student-Alumni Meet-Up Provides Valuable Information (0)

Students, faculty and alumni gathered in Alumni Hall on Tuesday, November 5th for the annual Student-Alumni Meet-Up. The event was organized by the Undergraduate Student Government, the Career Resource Center and the Alumni Relations. It gave undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to talk with alumni who were in the same programs as they were,… Read More ›

Movie and Concert Reviews »

Movie Review: The Current War (0)

The competition for transcendence in the great race to power the whole world with electricity recurs as a smackdown between Thomas Edison (played by Benedict Cumberbatch), and George Westinghouse (played by Michael Shannon). Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s “The Current War” tackles this fascinating, pivotal turn in technological and commercial history.  But while the themes of this movie… Read More ›

Campus News »

Some Good Advice for First Year Students in The New Semester (0)

There is so much that I wish someone had told me going into my freshman year beyond the usual “study hard, make friends, and don’t forget to network.” College is much more than just going to class and socializing. It’s an incredibly difficult, character-building four years full of highs and lows. While my relatives regaled… Read More ›

Politics »

Lesley Student Canvasses for Local Cambridge Candidate (0)

On Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 5 pm to 8 pm I decided to venture into the world of local politics and canvass for Cambridge city councilor Quinton Zondervan to be re-elected for his second term. I met with Masha Vernik, Boston University graduate and Quinton’s full-time campaign manager, in a downtown Central Square office to… Read More ›

Entertainment and Arts Reviews »

LadiesCon Event Features Diverse Pop Culture Publications (0)

The Ladies of Comicazi, who are based in the Comicazi comic book shop in Davis Square in Somerville, hosted the fourth annual LadiesCon on Saturday, September 21st, from 11 AM to 5 pm.  The convention was held at The Center for Arts at the Armory in Somerville, about a 25 min walk from the Doble… Read More ›

Campus Arts »

Arts Review: Wardell Milan Visits Lesley (0)

On Wednesday night (Sept 25), I attended a lecture from Wardell Milan, Lesley’s first visiting artist for the Fall semester.  Milan’s work has been showcased by the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum (both in New York), as well as the Art Institute of Chicago, among other prestigious venues. Never having attended an… Read More ›

Health and Wellness »

Why I Volunteer at an Animal Rescue (0)

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve wanted a pet. I’d always seen the cats in the window waiting to be adopted at PetSmart and wished I could bring one home with me; but I was told that my mom was “allergic” (translation: didn’t like cats). Even though I don’t live at home any more,… Read More ›

Activism »

Bon Appetit Workers Get New and Better Contract (1)

Two weeks ago, on November 5th, Lesley University’s dining workers voted to sign a new contract between their union and Bon Appetit Management Company, securing a minimum annual salary of $35,000 for each of the dining workers at Lesley. The new contract provides better policies on vacation and sick time, as well as increased access… Read More ›

Travel and Places to Visit »

Lesley Student Reflects on His Unique Internship in Croatia (0)

[Editor’s note: If you are new to Lesley, internships are a key part of the experience. One of our reporters, Tony Kecman, is a History major, and he recently came back from an internship at the Croatian Museum of Archaeological Monuments. He offers a few final thoughts about living and working in Croatia, to conclude… Read More ›