Diwali celebration shines light on new beginnings Reply

By Marissa Gugala – News Editor

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Students paint tea lights while they enjoy sweet and savory snacks. Photo by Morgan Van Wickler.

 

Students celebrated Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights at the Intercultural & Commuter Lounge (IC3) on Nov. 7. The festival began with a presentation from Professor Ashmita Khasnabish. Khasnabish spoke about how the celebration of Diwali “symbolizes the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance.”

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“Bohemian Rhapsody” blasts the rock but needs soul Reply

By Colin Froment & Casey DiBari – Co-Editor-in-Chief & Opinion Editor 

As one of the most popular rock bands of all time, Queen was bound to get a documentary highlighting their formation and success. “Bohemian Rhapsody,” released Nov. 2, focuses on Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek) joining Queen as their new lead singer during the band’s rough beginnings, their gradual increase in popularity all the way to their final “Live Aid” charity performance. Even though the title directly references one of their time- less hits, the film doesn’t exactly feel like the Queen movie fans deserved.

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“The Grinch” captures the holiday spirit Reply

Holly Feola – 1851 Staff 

“How The Grinch Stole Christmas” is a well-known classic holiday movie. This new version, titled “The Grinch” adds its own modern twist for younger audiences and fans of the original. The Grinch (Benedict Cumberbatch) refuses to participate in Whoville’s celebration of Christmas and rebels by trying to steal their treasured holiday.

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Students celebrate Transgender Day of Remembrance Reply

By Katie Peters & Emily Long – 1851 Staff

PRIDE hosted Transgender Day of Remembrance in the Arnow Campus Center, Nov. 15. The event that brought attention to transgender issues featured Carter, a 24-year-old non-binary trans masculine man who shared his story of coming into his identity. Born a girl, he had known that he was trans from a very young age but didn’t get to learn about his identity until college. Most of his adolescence, he was encouraged to wear makeup and skinny jeans. His father would give him lectures on dating and boys.

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The Spartones compose more than just melodies Reply

By Emily Long & Chris Bretti1851 staff 

The Spartones performed before a Providence Bruins hockey game at the Dunkin Donuts Center. (L-R) Jackson Burhans, Carter Migre, Kara Dausch, Sarah Lindquist, Sarah Lano, Danny Burns, Emmanuella Jean-Louis. Photo courtesy of Sarah Lindquist

When strolling through Winslow at night, students can hear the melodies of Lasell’s a capella group, the Spartones.

Founded in 2013 by Lasell alum JR Costello, the Spartones have firm roots within the Lasell community. President Sarah Lindquist and Vice President Danny Burns could not clarify the significance of the name “Spartones.”

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