By Tristan Davis – Features Editor
By Krista DeJulio – Co-Editor-in-Chief
The Weeknd’s new album, dropped Friday, November 25, was among one the most anticipated album releases of the year. The Weeknd, the one-man group of Abel Tesfaye, is now among the ranks of Drake, Kanye West, and other high-named and high-profiled rappers and artists. Although Tesfaye’s last album “Beauty Behind the Madness” was dropped just last August 2015, his new album “Starboy” was still in high demand. “Starboy” is name of the first single released by Tesfaye on September 22 and features Daft Punk and faced immediate success. “Starboy” is the third studio album released by Tesfaye, but also released three full mixtapes in 2011. “Beauty Behind the Madness” featured five singles and “Earned It” from “Fifty Shades of Grey” and “Starboy” is projected to follow suit. More…
By Amanda Bennett – Contributing Writer
Each year Lasell welcomes new students from all around the globe. The college has a total of 146 international students from 36 countries (32 graduate, 114 undergraduate). Out of those students, 70 students are from Saudi Arabia or Arabic speaking countries (six graduate, 64 undergrad). I think it is ridiculous Lasell does not offer any Arabic language courses or have an Arabic program.
By James Payne – 1851 Staff
After approximately 16 months in the clubhouse, Tiger Woods made his return to competitive golf this week. In Albany, Bahamas, Woods hosts his own tournament, The Hero World Challenge. The tournament always contains a prestigious invite-only field from the top 50 players of the official rankings. This year’s field consisted of 18 players and finished with 17 after Justin Rose withdrew following the first round on Thursday.
By Armando Machado – 1851 Staff
The Small Business Institute at Lasell has held a grant competition for the past few years with the winners earning up $1000-$2000 for a small business idea. Not only do they receive funding to propel their ideas but the winners receive three months of mentoring and coaching from leading business professionals.
By Laurent Sicard – 1851 Staff
More often than not, the truth is ugly; but even if you seldom look it in the eye, you’ll have to face it eventually. Last month’s The Birth of a Nation, directed by Nate Parker, confronts the harsh historical narrative of a successful slave revolt in Virginia. In addition to producing, and directing this film, Nate Parker also occupies the lead role of Nat Turner, an enslaved preacher who fans the flames of revolution, and is emancipated. Released on October 7, this film has not enjoyed longevity; if you weren’t aware of its existence, it’s because it’s been removed from your local movie theater, as it was with mine.
By James Payne & Danielle Rafuse
The women’s and men’s basketball teams have made preparations for this season and debuted with home wins on November 15.
The women’s team lost six seniors and Assistant Coach Ashley Finnegan at the end of last season. Todd Montana, entering his third season as Head Coach of the team, will look to improve on last season’s 12-14 record (5-6 in conference) and a GNAC tournament quarterfinal loss. More…