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Why I Volunteer at an Animal Rescue(0)

May 22, 2019

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve wanted a pet. I’d always seen the cats in the window waiting to be adopted at PetSmart and wished I could bring one home with me; but I was told that my mom was “allergic” (translation: didn’t like cats). Even though I don’t live at home any more,… Read More ›

The End of an Era: Why Neighborhood Kids No Longer Play Outside

I grew up on a dead-end street. We were the last house on the right, the yellow one with yellow lights and two yellow dogs out front. My backyard was a fairy land to me and the woods that settled at its heels were like Neverland. Barefoot, tick-filled, and happy as hell, me and my… Read More ›

It’s A Myth That Students Don’t Care About News

Over the past few years, many people in the older generation have come to the unfounded misconception that young adults care less about the news than they do. These adults base their assumption on the fact that most millennials don’t read newspapers and watch the nightly news on TV. While this is true, their generalization… Read More ›

The Mid-Term Elections: Groundbreaking in Many Ways

The 2018 midterm elections resulted in the Democratic party gaining control of the House of Representatives, and the Republicans maintaining their Senate majority. But that is not the entire story.  For one thing, young adults (including many Lesley students) turned out to vote in large numbers– some of the highest numbers in the past 25… Read More ›

Lesley Sophomore Offers Advice to First Year Students

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 ›