Marathon Monday concert rocks quad despite heat Reply

Mason performed during Lasell College Radio's second annual Marathon Monday concert. The show also featured performances by Interstate Flamez and Skyman.
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By Amanda Russo — 1851 Staff

Despite the unseasonable heat on April 16, the Lasell community came out to be entertained by the second annual Marathon Monday Concert, hosted by the Lasell College Radio (LCR). Performers Mason, Interstate Flamez, and Skyman each took the stage to share their musical talents with fellow friends and students.

Each performer was given 30 minutes to get the crowd moving, and they did so successfully. A sea of peo¬ple donning neon T-shirts crowded near the front of the stage, supporting their favorite artists. More…

Minaj shows versatility on new album Reply

On 'Pink Friday; Roman Reloaded," Nikki Minaj's sophmore album, the artist displays her ability to both sing and rap.
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By Zac Vierra — Copy Edtor

Nikki Minaj’s second album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, shows the audience a few different styles of the artist. Minaj raps in some songs, while only singing in others. She blends rapping in verses and singing on the hooks of other songs, as these different styles make Roman Reloaded two albums in one.

In the first few songs on Roman Reloaded, such as “Come on a Cone” and “I Am Your Leader,” Minaj strictly raps with a style that, although unique, is similar to Lil’ Wayne. More…

Editor’s Column: Changed Forever Reply

By Jordan R. Mayblum — Co-Editor-In-Chief

The academic and extracurricular landscape at Lasell has been dramatically altered since the class of 2012 arrived here in the fall of 2008. The campus has grown both in size and capacity, and it all started with this year’s graduating class. More…

The good and bad of Lasell College Reply

By Brandon Chase, Brian Roach, and Zac Vierra—Opinion Editor, 1851 Staff, and Copy Editor

While some students may complain that Lasell is not doing much to improve the overall student experience, they are doing so mistakenly. The college has exceeded ex­pectations during this school year in terms of catering to students’ needs. Although La­sell still has some weaknesses, it has been working to satisfy everyone in many aspects of the college. Here is our list of the col­lege’s successes and shortcomings. More…

bocca bella offers delicious plates Reply

bocca bella café & bistro features delicious food for special occasions.
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By Briana Nestor — Managing Editor

Tucked away on Lexington Street is bocca bella café & bistro, a quaint, Italian-style restaurant that offers familiar favorites for lunch and delicious, elegant entrees during the evening.

Dim lighting sets the bistro’s intimate tone and pictures of scenes from Italy adorn the muted gray and brown walls. Black fixtures hang above the tables and the bar. More…

Investigative Report: Could there be better communication with RAs? Reply

By Casey O’Brien — News Editor

Kia Rivera went to retrieve her laundry and noticed the washer had a pool of water inside, causing colors to run and ruin some of her clothes.

Why was her laundry ruined? Because the washing machine was broken.Why had nothing been done about it?

“I wrote a note to my RA because he was gone for the weekend, and later in the week, there was a note giving me a number to call. But that’s the RA’s job, not mine,” said Ri­vera, a sophomore.

The broken washer was just the tip of the iceberg. Each resident has a Resident Assistant, or RA, in their building. Residents are encouraged to go to their RAs with problems, but if they do, do their problems get fixed? Or do the residents avoid their RAs? More…

Shoeless students raise money for charity Reply

Students went barefoot for A Day Without Shoes.
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By Kristina Kaufmann — Layout

Students tromped around campus without shoes as part of A Day Without Shoes on April 10 in an effort to raise awareness of those who can’t afford shoes around the the world. The event was created in part by Tom’s Shoes.

“The awareness seems to have spread around cam­pus from past years,” said Ginelle Gaulin-McKenzie, MACC AmeriCorps VISTA* and participant. More…

The Celtics are back Reply

Zac Vierra — Copy Editor

With the NBA playoffs on the horizon, the Boston Celtics have as good a shot as any­one to make it to the NBA Finals.

Back at the start of the season, they were practically giving Celtics tickets away, and I was taking advantage, averaging about a game a week.

I didn’t go because I thought the Celt­ics were contenders, I went because I thought it would be the last time to see the big three play together. And every once in a while, if you caught them on a good night, they could produce a throwback performance. But most of the time they looked old.

Somehow, some way, the C’s have changed. Now they are playing like the Celtics of old. They are a force to be reckoned with and here’s why: More…