Khalid’s “Free Spirit” flies Reply

By Zach Houle – 1851 Staff

Khalid’s sophomore album “Free Spirit” follows up his extremely successful “American Teen” project in 2017. The 20-year-old experimented musically with his EP “Suncity” in 2018 but now that he is back in album mode, the El Paso, Texas native doesn’t disappoint with his matured and rounded sound. The track list encompasses 17 songs including previous trending singles “Better,” “Talk” and “Saturday Nights.”

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Growing through the arts Reply

By Colin Froment – Co-Editor-in-Chief

Senior arts management students Kierstan Hywell and Alex Franciosi, with help from Associate Professor of Arts Management Deborah Baldizar, displayed their senior practicum showcase, the “Growth Project” in the Wedeman Gallery in Yamawaki Auditorium until April 12.

Students in art classes, as well as Lasell Village residents and children from The Barn, were invited to submit paintings, poems, stories, drawings, photographs, and sculptures related to the project’s overall theme of personal growth. The public got their first viewing of the exhibit during a ceremony on Sunday, March 31. A “growth tree” composing of paper leaves hung on a tree branch designed by Hywell and Franciosi was introduced. Visitors wrote answers to three questions about personal growth on the leaves and were given the opportunity to place them on the tree.

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MFA is breaking the boundary on binary Reply

By Megan Palumbo, Danielle Hogan, Holly Feola & Rosa Del Carmen Gomez – Co-Editor-in-Chief, Arts Editor & 1851 Staff

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Photo by Megan Palumbo
The ‘peacock’ complex is something explored in gender-bending fashion; menswear makes a colorful, extravagent statement through powerfully ambiguous suits.

Fashion is a form of self-expression in which people create their unique style. Nowadays, fashion movements have been progressing towards more gender fluid styles. The Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) Boston opened “Gender Bending Fashion” on March 21 as a progressive gesture to make the museum inclusive for all and showcase different styles from various well known designers. Walking into the exhibit, guests are greeted by a well-known piece by Alessandro Tincone. This Japanese-inspired piece gained its popularity by appearing on the album cover “No My Name is Jeffrey” of famous rapper Young Thug in 2016. 

The ensemble from the “Annodami” collection from Spring/Sum- mer 2017 used the materials cotton, synthetic, paper, and wood. Tin- cone was quoted for the exhibit saying, “the androgynous identity of my garments reinforces my belief of no gender binaries between men and women.”

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Chanel presents an androgynous autumn Reply

Hannah Akerly1851 Staff

Every year, fashion designers around the world showcase their newest designs in what will become trends and influential brand pieces. Young designers watch and take in the awe of their inspiration and how many pieces turned from a simple drawing in a sketchbook to a piece of art on a model strutting down the runway.

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COTERIE: trade show of a lifetime Reply

Pavel Zlatin & Rosa Del Carmen Gomez1851 Staff

On Feb. 26, 65 fashion students had a chance to attend COTERIE, one of the leading fashion trade shows in the country, between Feb. 25 and Feb. 27 in the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Hudson Yards, the newest development in New York’s Midtown. COTERIE connects fashion designers to retailers and buyers internationally.

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Treat yourself with &pizza and Milk Bar Reply

Mackenzie Dineen, Casey DiBari & Skylar DiamondFeatures Editor, Opinions Editor, & 1851 Staff

&pizza’s Moonstruck flatbread (L) and Milk Bar treats (R) are a perfect end of the semester treat for the hardworking student.

The Cambridge, Mass. restaurants known as &pizza and Milk Bar bring an interesting combination of both savory and sweet to the greater Boston food world. The linked establishments take on pizza and dessert in their own unique ways. The two eateries even share a dining room!
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Marvel Studios soars high with First-female film Reply

Colin Froment & Holly FeolaCo-Editor-in-Chief & 1851 Staff

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Brie Larson is both convincing and entertaining as “Captain Marvel.” Fans are excited to see her further appearances in the Marvel Universe.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe’s (MCU) first female- centric film “Captain Marvel” is an enjoyable and nostalgic trip that establishes a solid prequel to the overall MCU. While not as impactful on the same scale as “Avengers: Infinity War,” it still provides an entertaining story to fill some space in between the larger MCU films and keeps fans hyped.
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ART/Word presents its 37th exhibit: “Truth Stories” Reply

Megan Palumbo & Danielle Hogan  – Co-Editor-in-Chief & Arts Editor

Artists and guests ooded the gallery admiring the different interpretations of truth. (R) Professor Baldizar’s “OUT OF MANY, ONE” was inspired by many immigrant faces coming together to create a diverse and united country. (L)

The Wedeman Gallery held its monthly artists’ reception on Saturday, March 2 from 7-10 p.m. in the Yamawaki Center for the Arts to celebrate this month’s exhibit “Truth Stories,” presented by ART/Word. The exhibit began Feb. 26 and was on display until March 23.

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