“The Last Rocket” finally blasts off Reply

By Zach Houle – 1851 Staff

The rap group Migos is one of the latest popular presences in hip-hop. Songs such as “Bad and Boujee,” “Slippery,” and “Pipe It Up” put them on the map. Members Quavo, Offset, and Takeoff have produced hit after hit. The three members are launching solo projects; Quavo started with “QUAVO HUNCHO” released in October. Takeoff released his solo album “The Last Rocket” on Nov. 2.

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Newton Art Association dedicates exhibition to Bonnar Reply

Wedeman Gallery presents its most recent exhibition, the Newton Art Association’s (NAA) “James King Bonnar Show.” Over 70 artists from the NAA are on display from Nov. 18 to Dec. 8. Associate Professor of Art and Graphic Design and Wedeman Gallery Director Vladimir Zimakov not only curated the exhibit, but also judged the artwork and awarded first, second and third prizes, as well as honorable mentions. NAA is an organization of more than 200 active artists, representing all sectors of visual art. The show is named after James King Bonnar, the founder of NAA. Photos by Megan Palumbo.

“Beautiful Boy,” average movie Reply

By Emily Long & Brian McGloughlin – 1851 Staff and Sports Editor

“Beautiful Boy” was released in cinemas on Oct. 12. Directed by Felix Van Groeningen, the movie was and adaptation of the novel, written by David Sheff. The star-studded cast included Steve Carell, Timothee Chalamet, Maura Tierney, and Amy Ryan.

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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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Lasell and Regis partner to perform Reply

 

Lasell College Drama Club partnered with Regis College Theatre Club for the fall musical “Footloose.” Robby Rowe (bottom left) shined in his first lead role playing Ren McCormick. Rowe, Taylor Viles and a Regis student (bottom right) dancing during a musical number. Working together has provided students an opportunity to work with larger casts, as well as a larger performing facility. Mixing the talent from both schools could also help the students in the cast and crew, by learning from each other and helping each other throughout the show. Photos courtesy of Lizzy Leahy.