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Lesley Sophomore Offers Advice to First Year Students(0)

September 5, 2018

Approximately a year ago, I was frantically packing. Checking off a list with a red pen, I was attempting to ignore the nerves knotting in my stomach. Everything I had heard about college was from my older sister, who was happy to share; but her advice didn’t help quell any of my anxiety. College is… Read More ›

Why History Courses Matter Now More Than Ever

The past two years have been confusing to watch.  Many of President Trump’s decisions (such as withdrawing from the Iran Deal or refusing to address climate change) have made no sense to me.   However, one event stuck out:  it was during his first ever State of the Union address in January 2018.  Mr. Trump… Read More ›

Threshold Program Encourages Educational Inclusion

Students who are new to Lesley may not be aware of the Threshold program, which provides a two-year on campus college experience for students with diverse learning challenges. Threshold has accessible housing for those with various kinds of disabilities; and it not only offers on-campus classes, but also provides job opportunities, such as working in… Read More ›

Confronting (and Overcoming) Bigoted Attitudes: One Student’s Experiences

“Go back to your country”, these were some of the first words I heard when I moved to the United States. My journey began here, sitting at a Starbucks, drinking my coffee with my mother, and taking in these atrocious words that echoed through the background of my mind. I never imagined myself in that… Read More ›

End of “Net Neutrality” Could Affect Lesley Students

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 ›

In Defense of Video Games

There’s a tunnel up ahead with large swinging axes shredding the air. Up ahead is your destination– a door that can only be opened with a combination written on the key that you now possess. After unlocking the huge door, you face yet another peril, but no worries– your skills are endless now, your prowess… Read More ›

Why I Object to “Trigger Warnings”

There is a movement that has been created by students at certain colleges, a movement to clean the environment of ideas, words, and subjects that could cause discomfort or offense. In a nut shell, students and professors are restricted from writing, speaking, teaching, and thinking about themes that could be offensive to certain peers. This… Read More ›

In Defense of Astrology

We live in a world today where everyone claims to have “The Answer,” the coveted explanation for why things are the way they are and how to make the most of life. We go around searching for one easy solution, but eventually find that it is by looking inward toward oneself (while paying attention to… Read More ›

CLAS and LUCAD: Mending the Divide

Since I am in my last semester Lesley, I must say that time spent at this school surely has been an unforgettable experience. I was able to take unique classes pertaining to my major; I made life long friendships; and I got to live in one of the most well known college towns in the… Read More ›

After the Attack, The Syrian People Need Our Help

On Tuesday, April 4th, 2017, planes from Syrian President Bashar al Assad’s military used chemically infused airstrikes on the the northwestern Idlib province in Syria. Sixty-nine citizens, including at least ten children, were killed, with an additional number of deceased citizens who still need to be identified. The Health Department in Idlib claimed at least… Read More ›