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Radio Still Matters, and Lesley Needs a Radio Station

So many of us often overlook some of the best parts of our day. A song that you really like will come on the radio, and it sets the mood for a great morning. Or something someone said on the air makes you laugh, or makes you think a little harder about what you just… Read More ›

First Impressions from a Lesley Freshman

[Editor’s Note:  Every year, we give new students an opportunity to say hello and offer their first impressions of Lesley. This week’s guest article is by Flora Kang.] Hello! My name is Flora Kang. I am from Fayetteville, North Carolina, and here I am attending Lesley University for my freshman year. My experience here has… Read More ›

Lesley Student Hopes to Become President of Liberia

[Editor’s note:  This guest column is written by Wilton Zuo.  Wilton is a senior; he is majoring in Psychology and minoring in Business.] I was born in Liberia.  If you are not familiar with it, it’s a small country on the west side of Africa.  Liberia was founded by some free and some formerly enslaved… Read More ›

Reflections from a Graduating Senior

[Editor’s note:  every year, we ask graduating seniors to look back on their time at Lesley and offer their thoughts on their experiences. This article was written by Asha Janay. She is a Psychology major, with a minor in Social Work.] When I first came to Lesley two years ago as a transfer student from… Read More ›

How to Make Every Day Earth Day

“Climate change” has developed into one of the most-trending words of 2016 on social media websites. It has also become a topic of conversation and controversy in the presidential campaign, with some candidates believing it is a problem (Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders) and others believing it is a hoax (Donald Trump).   But while the… Read More ›

It’s Time to Say No to K-Cups

K-Cups have become the next big thing in America, bringing individual servings of gourmet coffee into people’s homes of in a matter of seconds, with the simple push of a button.  As convenient as this innovation is, it is slowly contributing to the killing of our planet, as cup after cup is brewed every single… Read More ›

Changes in Visa Program Make Travel to US More Difficult

Traveling by plane these days is never easy.  Not only must travelers within the United States have their airline tickets, but they also need proper identification; plus, there is waiting in long lines, being at the mercy of airport officials, weather-related delays, and changing regulations about what can be carried on and what must be… Read More ›

“Patriot’s Day”: A Movie I Wish They Wouldn’t Make

I really liked Mark Wahlberg in The Departed. I enjoyed the unapologetic way he portrayed Detective Sargent Dignam of the State Police, and it was a pleasure to hear his Dorchester drawl– in contrast with Matt Damon’s nasal Cambridge delivery (hurray for subtly diverse regional accents!). I was not displeased when his character got the… Read More ›

Learning to Cope in Dangerous Times

The recent attack in Brussels really bothered me. There are two main reasons.  First, because it was another terrorist attack by the so-called Islamic State, targeting innocent people; killing, maiming, and injuring those who had no connection with what might have gone wrong in the Middle East. Secondly, it always feels like the reporting is… Read More ›

“Me, the Traditional Student vs. Me, the Non-traditional Learner”

There are 31 years between my life as a traditional student, at Simmons, and the one that I have today as a non-traditional learner, at Lesley. It is as though I am two distinct people. According to Merriam Webster Dictionary, a student is defined as “an attentive and systematic observer”, whereas to learn means, “to… Read More ›