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Megan Palumbo

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Hometown: Southington, CT

Major: Communication with double concentration in Journalism and Media Writing & Public Relations

Why did you choose your major at Lasell?
I've always been naturally good at writing. I decided in high school I'd want to pursue a career as a journalist.

What was it that brought you to Lasell?
The Communication program was so flexible in terms of all the different concentrations, I felt like the limits of my studies were endless. I was also attracted to how experienced in the field and compassionate the professors were. I enjoy class and my work thoroughly because of these factors.

What activities are you involved in or have been involved in (clubs, activities, athletics, etc.)?
I have been writing for the 1851 Chronicle since my freshman year, and have moved my way up from a staff writer to the sports editor, and now the copy editor. I played on the lacrosse team my first two years. My sophomore year I was part of the Empty Bowls Club and volunteered a lot of time to the first ever event at Lasell.

Favorite class you have taken at Lasell and why?
Media Ethics. The class allowed me to look at the ethics of online media and social media platforms. It was interesting to learn about the "rights and wrongs" of media consumption, considering all the fake news sites and the unlimited access to the Internet nowadays.

What do you like to do off campus or in Boston?
I'm a huge concert junkie. I love the small theaters in Boston, and the convenience of taking the train into the city. I listen to a lot of small indie/alternative bands so being able to see them on weeknights or on the weekends with my friends is the best thing to do off campus.

Do you have an interesting story or great memory from Lasell that you would be willing to share?
Winning GNACs for lacrosse my freshman year. Being able to contribute to such a big team honor felt great, especially during my first year as a Laser. Playing a sport has gotten me very involved in the Lasell community and has opened other doors for me since then. I've met great people and being able to play a competitive sport while balancing my studies is such a blessing that others don't always get at Division I or II schools.