Heading to Bean Town

Dawson students sign up for a weekend Boston trip

 By Katrina Tortorici

This year, Dawson is organizing a weekend trip to Boston, from Oct. 28 to 31, which includes transportation in a deluxe bus, hotel accommodation, and a full city tour for a total of $309.


Students will be staying in a first class hotel in Radisson Boston (with indoor pool), right in the heart of the city, a limit of four occupants per room. One outsider per Dawson student is allowed. 

“It’s an opportunity for students to take part in a cultural trip. Boston’s a great city, kind of like a small version of New York,” Mary Di Liello, Recreation Technician for Students Affairs said, “It has everything New York offers, but in a different atmosphere. It has an interesting buzz.”

Since Dawson is organizing its usual New York City trip in the spring, the school decided to give students the chance to explore new avenues – a trip that hasn’t been done in many years. 

“We wanted to try a different place, one that was just as easy to get to and very cultured. Boston’s also a pleasant walking city.” Di Liello said.

Students on the trip are encouraged to take extra tours, shop independently, and enjoy the nightlife as well. “No curfew,” Di Liello said, “But be reasonable.”

Boston is a city that will satisfy your urban, cultural, and historical needs all at once. It’s the opportunity to explore the Harvard and M.I.T campuses, visit the Museum of Fine Arts, shop ‘til you drop, and finally sample that excellent seafood from the nearby New England coast. 

“We’ll ask the students what they want to do, this way we could organize ourselves to be altogether sometimes, if they prefer.” Di Liello said. 

The only organized sightseeing tour leaves at 9:00am from the hotel on the Saturday.Students will leave from the college at 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 28 and return at 4:00 p.m. on Oct. 31. Student Affairs is aiming for an approximate 54 students to take part in the trip. Space is limited, so if you’re interested, drop by Mary Di Liello’s office in 2E.6 for more details and registration.


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