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Stereotypes of Mental Illness Persist(0)

April 21, 2018

Even at a time when more people are getting a college education, so many myths and stereotypes still persist. This is especially true about those of us living with a mental illness. There are common misconceptions about metal illness, such as:  someone with depression can just snap out of it; or obsessive-compulsive disorder means everything… Read More ›

Director of Commuter Student Services Gives Progress Report on Food Pantry

There has been a noticeable effort put into accommodating commuter students this year.  This is especially important because students who commute now make up more than 50% of the total number of undergraduate students at Lesley University.  In September 2017, Linda Elliott became the director of commuter students services, and she has led the effort… Read More ›

Return of Bald Eagles is Positive Sign for Conservationists

Drive down any Massachusetts highway and you are bound to see hawks, falcons, and even an occasional owl or vulture perched on a tree branch or hovering on a telephone pole high above the cement. Rarely, do you get a glimpse of an entirely unexpected creature.  But, as I was driving into the Boston last… Read More ›

Lesley Students Take Part in March For Our Lives in Boston

On Saturday March 24, 2018, marches and rallies in support of reforming America’s gun laws were held all over the country.  Along with other Lesley students, I attended the march in Boston, where I saw yellow bus after yellow bus lining the roads from the State House to the Boston Common, as thousands of young… Read More ›

Edward Snowden, Data Collection, and Me

It was a major event in summer of 2013, and in the future, it may be called a milestone in American history: I’m referring to whistleblower Edward Snowden, who leaked classified information from the National Security Agency (NSA). He opened the eyes of many American citizens, who did not know that the NSA secretly collects… Read More ›

A Listener Wonders: Did We Help Ashbrook Stay in Power for Too Long?

In a small Italian restaurant outside Boston on December 8, 2017, I heard a buzz from my phone. Shocked, staring at the breaking news alert, my mother and I sat in silence unable to comprehend that our favorite radio host was being suspended for allegations of sexual misconduct and creating an abusive work environment. She… Read More ›

From Pakistan to Lesley: An LCAL Student’s Unique Educational Journey

I became an LCAL student at Lesley University just a semester ago, although I have lived in the US for over a decade.  Most of my education was done in Pakistan.  While I was student there, the educational method was based on the British system; as a result, it was much different from the educational… Read More ›

Lesley Alum Will Run in Boston Marathon to Raise Money for Casa Myrna

My name is Jeremy Colon; I recently wrote a piece about my life since graduation, so perhaps you know I am a personal trainer, life coach, and founder of Jeremy Colon Enterprises, a physical fitness professional center in Dorchester.  What inspired me to become a personal trainer and a life coach? On July 31st, 2013,… 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 ›