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Facing an Uncertain Future, A Lesley Student Hopes DACA Will Be Preserved(0)

January 22, 2018

[Editor’s Note:  This essay, by Lesley senior Annabelle Feliz, first appeared in CommonWealth Magazine.  It is used with permission.] A Dreamer about to graduate – now what? “I’m not a package that can be sent back.” THIS IS THE MOMENT I’ve been waiting for. I’m finally in my senior year at Lesley University, majoring in… Read More ›

In Defense of Feminism

[Editor’s note:  Several days ago, the Merriam-Webster dictionary named “feminism” as its 2017 Word of the Year. This guest commentary is from Lesley sophomore Chloe Fay.] Some conservative columnists have accused feminism of being negative, stating that feminism is dead and has done more harm than good. Some conservative talk show hosts continue to demonize… 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 ›

How to Conquer Writer’s Block in Five Easy Steps

So your professor wants you to write an article for the school newspaper. That sounds like it should be easy enough! You could write about an event going on at the school, or one of the clubs that meets on campus, or maybe address an issue that has a lot of resonance with your peers,… 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 ›

How Quitting Social Media Helped Me Learn to Socialize Again

I use to scoff at all the clickbait articles warning against the dangers of social media. Anyone above the age of 30 seemed to think social media was the worst thing to happen to conversation.  But I disagreed. I personally loved social media and the way it allowed me to connect with my friends instantaneously…. Read More ›