NEWTON, Mass. — Two local students took part in Lasell University’s spring symposium, “The Invention of Now,” held at the end of the semester to showcase student scholarship in various fields and present research projects to the greater community.

Alexis Grant of Athens and Sydney Veilleux of Skowhegan both presented the latest issue of Polished, a student-run magazine focused on Boston’s fashion and cultural scene. Polished has received numerous awards from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association in its Gold Circle and Silver Circle categories and is recognized as one of the leading collegiate publications in the country.

Grant was one of the issue’s editors, a blog writer and a member of the social media team.

Veilleux was one of the magazine’s blog writers and a member of the social media team.

The symposium is one of two annual research symposia held at Lasell. Student presentations provide scholarly insights into a variety of industry topics, and showcase practical skills and career competencies across those industries.