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Seniors, Underclassmen Share Torchlight Tradition

Since the late 1800's, Lasell's graduating students have marched in a Torchlight Parade through campus in celebration of the end of their College careers and to pass on their knowledge and wisdom to other students. On Tuesday May 6, several hundred students gathered for the 2014 version of this annual rite.

The annual Torchlight Parade kicked off from the Central Parking Lot at dusk. From there, the parade, which involved hundreds of seniors, underclassmen, administrators, faculty and staff, winds through campus down Woodland Road to the Crow's Nest, located near Yamawaki Art & Cultural Center.

The Crow's Nest, a wooden structure and platform, has long been the site for Senior end-of-the-year activities at Lasell. At the Crow's Nest, graduating students gave farewell speeches and handed their torches to underclassman in a gesture that symbolizes the passing of experience and knowledge to a new generation.

 

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