Archive for April, 2015

The Mask You Live In: Gender Roles in American Society

On Monday April 20, 2015, Lesley Third Wave, Lesley Women’s Center, and graduate student Stephanie Rosario Rodriguez, co-sponsored a screening of the film The Mask You Live In at the University Hall Amphitheatre. The Mask You Live In (2015), presented by The Representation Project, addresses the issues of hypermasculinity in American culture. This film was… Read More ›

Why I’m Not Surprised

When I look at Baltimore I am surprised at how unsurprised I am. Not only by the actual events taking place, but also by the media portrayal and the divided reactions of society. On the one hand you have people ignoring the rioting and looting and saying how dare these protesters be met with riot… Read More ›

Meet the OSA’s Newest Member

Around campus and at events, you may have noticed a new face. Often mistaken for a college student herself, Katy Hamm is the new Coordinator of Student Activities for the Office of Student Activities (OSA). Katy started at Lesley this past October. She has loved moving to Boston and looks forward to exploring the city… Read More ›

Where Girls Are Still Unwanted

[Editor’s Note:  From time to time, we receive interesting articles from our alumnae.  This one comes from 2014 Lesley graduate Diba Feroz.] I am originally from Afghanistan, and I was born and raised in Kabul. I am the third child in my family; my mother had three daughters in a row. Gender differences have never… Read More ›

Lesley Women’s Volleyball: A Season in Review

As many of Lesley’s sports team completed their seasons, the women’s volleyball team was working hard, getting ready for a tournament on April twelfth at Elms College.  Women’s Volleyball came into this season with six returners and six new recruits, looking to make a splash in the starting line up. During the first week and… Read More ›

Lesley Speaks Out: The Black Lives Matter Series

During the week of March 31, CommonLYNX, Lesley Speaks Out, and Students for Social Justice hosted an events series surrounding the Black Lives Matter campaign. This campaign began as a response to the ongoing police brutality in the United States against black individuals. Though there have been an extreme number of cases directly related to… Read More ›

“Turf Wars” Affect Student Athletes

The 2015 Spring Semester signifies an ongoing struggle for space with the various organizations at Lesley University; a collegiate “turf war.”  The various “gangs” here all desire the use of the athletic facility underneath Stebbins Hall. “Stebb,” as it is often referred to, is a multi-purpose athletic facility, equipped with batting cages, a rubber floor… Read More ›

Men’s Volleyball Team Shows Promise

“The night is darkest just before the dawn.”  This quote from Harvey Dent in The Dark Knight describes the situation that Lesley’s Men’s Volleyball has found itself in.  But after experiencing a period of hardship in the form of a losing streak lasting almost 3 seasons, Lesley University recently tasted victory and is beginning to… Read More ›