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Archive for March, 2020

The Domino Effect: Coronavirus and Anxiety

The devastation of the Coronavirus pandemic has left many around the world unsure, anxious and worried about what the near future will look like.  As someone with an anxiety disorder, I find that self-isolation can have a negative effect on the brain. Personally, when I go through deep periods of anxiety, I retreat into myself… Read More ›

Threshold Students Adapt Well to Online Instruction

Lesley University Threshold Program students are members of the Lesley community with “intellectual, developmental, and/or learning disabilities,” according to the Lesley website.  While enrolled in the two-year program, Threshold students enjoy a personalized curriculum that stresses independence and self-sufficiency. The end goal is for students to feel ready to transition smoothly into post-college life. In… Read More ›

Renovations Are Completed at Sherrill Library

[Editor’s Note: When students are able to return to campus, they will notice something new:  the Sherrill Library has been renovated.] After months of construction, the newly renovated Sherrill Library is finally ready. The basement and first floors of the library have been remodeled and a small cafe had been added to the first floor…. Read More ›

Switch to Online Courses Affects Student Life

This is a troubling time for everyone in our community. As the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Massachusetts rises to 218, according to The Boston Globe, panic continues to spread. It is difficult to simultaneously cope with these feelings of nervousness and the upheaval of our daily routines, as businesses, schools, and shops close… Read More ›

Lesley Campus Remains Open, But Courses Move Online

EDITOR’S NOTE: As colleges address the ongoing Coronavirus threat, Lesley has become one of many schools to cancel face-to-face classes, postpone campus events (including athletics), and move all courses online. Announcing this change, Lesley’s president, Janet L. Steinmayer, said in a March 11, 2020 memo that “Lesley University will remain open but will extend spring… Read More ›

After Tough Season, Men’s Basketball Sees Brighter Future

With a 79-70 loss to the Becker College Hawks on Saturday, February 22nd, Lesley University’s men’s basketball team lost their twenty fourth straight game and finished the 2019-2020 regular season winless (0-24) for the first time in the program’s history. This final game was one of the more closely contested ones for the Lynx this… Read More ›

Not Everyone is Familiar with New Hands Free While Driving Law

On Sunday, February 23, a new Hands-Free-While-Driving law went into effect in Massachusetts. It comes on the heels of a national surge in accidents caused by distracted driving– often a result of too many drivers on their phones, or even sending texts, rather than focusing on the road.  According to, the national number of… Read More ›