By Samantha Plumley – 1851 Staff
The “Gilmore Girls” four-part revival was released on Netflix on November 25. The show brought back classic characters. Photo courtesy of Netflix
“Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” is the four 90-minute long episodes and a homecoming for fans and characters alike. After the disappointing ending of the original series almost a decade ago, the revival was the closure fans needed. More…
By Krista DeJulio – Co-Editor-in-Chief
The Weeknd performs on Saturday Night Live in September featuring a new haircut. His new album “Starboy” was released Friday, November 25. Photo courtesy of hiphop-n-more.com
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.
If you missed the peaceful protest in Boston Common after the election results, give it a view here. All photos taken by staff photographer Michael Bueno.
Protestors offered free hugs to people walking through Boston Common during a peaceful protest against this year’s election on Nov 11.
A blindfolded protoster sits in Boston Common with a book for people to write in.
A large crowd of peaceful protestors gather in Boston Common.
One protestor holds a “Love” sign with the peace symbol.
Peaceful protestors hold signs and listen to fellow citizens speak on this year’s election.
Another protestor holds a sign that says “End The Hate.”
The crowds grew as the night went on in Boston Common.
With the Mass. State House in the background, protestors hold messages in their signs.
Police monitor a group of peaceful protestors in front of the State House as the night grows dark.
Protestors wrote positive messages all over Boston Common during a peaceful protest against this year’s election results on Nov 11.