Fashion Focus: Fashion vs. COVID-19

By Abi Brown – 1851 Staff

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The School of Fashion has been directly affected by the decisions surrounding the annual fashion shows: Undergraduate and Senior Collections. Due to COVID-19, the Undergraduate Show has been canceled, while the Senior Collections show is to be determined. Despite these unprecedented times, students of The School of Fashion are adapting to these changes and ensuring the show must go on.

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What to stream in quarantine

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Streaming services such as Disney+ , Netflix and Hulu are serving as the primary forms of entertainment during quarantine. Photo Courtesy of RitaVPN.

By Katie Peters and Casey DiBari – Arts Editor and Opinion Editor

Now that most of the world is stuck at home all day because of quarantine, it’s easy to get bored. Not being able to go out in public is something everyone is adjusting to – including the film industry. Movie theaters across the country have had to shut their doors for the time being until this pandemic subsides enough to hold public gatherings again. While movie premiers have been forced to make major adjustments, consumers have turned to streaming services as sources of entertainment. 

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After Hours releases before the weekend

The Weeknd’s new album entitled “After Hours.” Photo Courtesy of Spotify

By Ruth Kehinde – Digital Editor

Singer, songwriter and producer Abel Tesfaye, also known as The Weeknd, released his sixth album, ‘After Hours,’ on Monday, March 20 and the deluxe version on April 3. This is a new LP that Tesfaye shared with his fans first-hand on Instagram Lives and is also available to listen to on Spotify and Apple Music.

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Quarantine health isn’t all physical

By Katie Peters and Holly FeolaArts Editor and News Editor

Quarantine can make it difficult to access mental health resources. In a time when it’s important to be there for people who need it, in-person support isn’t always an option. The lack of face-to-face interactions with a support system may leave people feeling isolated. Many people have turned to the internet for help. 

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Pokemon remake hits shelves for Switch

By Casey DiBariOpinions Editor 

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One of the newest editions of a Pokeman game, “Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX,” hit shelves worldwide on March 6, 2020. Photo Courtesy of express.co.uk.

On March 6, Game Freak and Nintendo released the newest pokemon game for the Nintendo Switch, “Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX.” The game serves as a remake for the original 2005 “Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team” and “Red Rescue Team,” which was originally made for the Game Boy Advance (Red) and Nintendo DS (Blue). This marks the third pokemon game released for the Nintendo Switch, after “Let’s Go Pikachu” and “Let’s Go Eevee” were released in 2018, and “Pokemon Sword and Shield” released in 2019. “Sword and Shield” is the only main series game released so far.

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Boston takes a Time Out in Fenway

By Katie Peters and Casey DiBariArts Editor and Opinions Editor

Time Out Market, located on the corner of Brookline Ave. and Park Drive in Fenway, serves Boston with high-end local cuisine at an affordable price. Photos by: Katie Peters.

Located around the corner from the Fenway T stop, Boston’s Time Out Market serves the Fenway-Kenmore area with some of the city’s best cuisine all under one roof. This modern and diverse eatery gives this area a much-needed option for high-quality food with the added enjoyment of a fun communal atmosphere, to-go and sit-down options and events most weekends all at a relatively low price. 

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The artists are gone, but the gallery still stands

Ruth Kehinde, Katie Peters and Claire CrittendonDigital Editor, Arts Editor & Features Editor

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Attendees admire the art hung in the Wedeman Gallery at the artist’s reception of ART/Word’s collection “Visions of Love. Photos by wedemangallery.com

Lasell offers more than 60 academic programs, allowing students to choose from 42 majors and 38 minors. However, professional arts majors aren’t offered anymore, having only one art minor for students to choose from. The arts management program opened around 2014 but then closed within the years proceeding until the last two students graduated with an arts management major last spring. Since then, the arts management program’s spirit has been kept alive within the Wedeman Gallery that’s located on the second floor of Yamawaki.

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Fashion Focus: Meet Sam Bettencourt

By Abi Brown1851 Staff

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 Senior fashion design student, Sam Bettencourt,  works in one of the sewing studios in the Donahue Center for Creative and Applied Arts. Photo by Abi Brown.

Senior fashion design major Sam Bettencourt takes creativity to the next level. After studying abroad in London at the London College of Fashion, they realized corsets were their calling. They describe their style as “deconstructed elegance. It’s appalling but…alluring.” 

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