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End of “Net Neutrality” Could Affect Lesley Students(0)

December 1, 2017

On the website of FreePress.net, there is an ominous message:  “We have two weeks to save the internet.”  FreePress is a non-partisan organization, based in western Massachusetts, which advocates for an internet that was not controlled by corporate interests.  Until recently, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) protected the access of internet users. Thanks to “Net… Read More ›

How Politics is Keeping Us from Fighting Climate Change

Over the course of the past several months, four hurricanes have ravaged the United States. The first, Hurricane Harvey, made landfall in August, destroying miles of property in Texas. The second, Hurricane Irma, hit the southernmost tip of Florida on September 10th, leaving massive floods and dozens of bodies in its wake. The third, and… Read More ›

Trigger Warnings: How They Support Students and Improve Education

Trigger warnings have generated considerable discussion recently. An article in the Lesley Public Post last week addressed some common objections to trigger warnings. A notorious article from The Atlantic, “The Coddling of the American Mind”, claims that trigger warnings constitute a form of censorship, an act of indulgence preventing “oversensitive” individuals from exposure to uncomfortable… Read More ›

Lesley Grad is Personal Trainer, Life Coach, Entrepreneur… and Organ Donor

Editor’s Note:  Periodically, we like to let everyone know how our alums are doing.  Jeremy Colon graduated with a degree in Business Management in 2015. Here’s what he’s been up to: There are always events in your life that change you, events that help you to grow or see life differently.  Before I graduated and… Read More ›

What to See in the Skies: The Spring Equinox

Not too long ago, there was a trending phenomenon across all social media platforms — standing an egg and a broom straight up and having it balance on its own. It was September 22, 2016 when I opened Twitter, and to my surprise I saw several brooms standing upright without any assistance. Must have been… Read More ›

The Importance of Green Energy

Imagine yourself standing on top of a mountain and listen to the stillness of your surroundings. Take a look around and envision the power that nature has bequeathed onto you. In that moment, you can see the glory of earth and understand it’s our number one priority. Without nature, there is no life. As of… Read More ›

Being Transgender at Lesley: One Student’s Experience

I am a 31-year-old new LCAL student. I came out as transgender at age 19. I’d like to share about my experience as a transgender student with the Lesley community. As a new student, and a commuter, I haven’t had the opportunity to connect with many other transgender students. This article is the perspective of… Read More ›

From Saudi Arabia to Cambridge MA: A Lesley Student’s Journey

In April 2009, I visited the United States as a tourist. I did not think that I would come back to this country again as a student.  But after several years, I came to Boston to study; and so began my journey to explore the American culture and lifestyle. Without any doubt, there are some… Read More ›

How To Live a Sustainable Life on an Unsustainable Budget

You know who you are. The student whose trash bag is filled with ramen, plastic, and other unsustainable goods that make dorm living easy. Going green has become a cultural phenomenon, but introducing sustainable living on a college student’s budget causes guilt, stress, and unsustainable habits. Environmental activism is something all students take pride in;… Read More ›

Why the Muslim Ban is a Heartbreaking (and Bad) Idea

This past week has been difficult for me.  In fact, it has broken my heart and torn it in pieces, as I try to understand President Trump’s  incomprehensible ban on immigration, motivated, it seems, by a fear of Muslims.  For any immigrant who comes to a new country, life is already difficult; and it for… Read More ›