Coney Island is a sweet treat 1

By Haleigh Santilli1851 Staff

Coney Island Ice Cream Café is a locally owned, family oriented business with a bit of an Italian flare. Opened in 2003, the cafe serves delicious year round ice cream, coffees, sandwiches, and teas to local and loyal customers of the West Newton area. Located on 1284 Washington St, West Newton, Coney Island Ice Cream is just a couple doors down from the West Newton Cinema and across the street from CVS.

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Southern style comfort served up in West Newton 1

Blue Ribbon BBQ, located in West Newton and accessible by the Lasell shuttle, serves up southern style food including a variety of entrees and sandwiches, cornbread, and coleslaw.  The menu is wide which allows the restaurant to appeal to many tastes.

Blue Ribbon BBQ, located in West Newton and accessible by the Lasell shuttle, serves up southern style food including a variety of entrees and sandwiches, cornbread, and coleslaw. The menu is wide which allows the restaurant to appeal to many tastes. (Photo by Tina Nalepa)

By Tina Nalepa – Arts Editor

Blue Ribbon BBQ, located at 1375 Washington Street in West Newton, offers southern flavor and hospitality so close to campus. This southern themed eatery offers homemade comfort food at a reasonable price with great service, which has had Newton residents lining up out the door when owner Geoff Janowski opened the restaurant in 1995.

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“Mockingjay” Part 1 is breathtaking Reply

"Mockingjay Part One" opened in theaters recently and has impressed audiences and fans of both the "Hunger Games" books and movies. The film stars Jennifer Lawrence (center) as Katniss Everdeen. (Photo courtesy of hdwallpapers.ln)

“Mockingjay Part One” opened in theaters recently and has impressed audiences and fans of both the “Hunger Games” books and movies. The film stars Jennifer Lawrence (center) as Katniss Everdeen. (Photo courtesy of hdwallpapers.ln)

By Tim Kelleher – 1851 Staff

There is a lot you can say about The Hunger Games Trilogy. Exciting, exhilarating, even brilliant. After attending the release, I can say these words accurately describe the third installation of the four part series. Mockingjay can be seen as “just a filler” or a “trailer for part four.” Although there is some sense behind these statements, they are not completely true. As a stand-alone movie, the film did a great job of keeping the attention and same level of the excitement and interest in the movie as in the book.

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The Horror continues with Freak Show Reply

American Horror Story: Freak Show airs on Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. on FX.  This season stars Jessica Lange, Evan Peters and Emma Roberts with newcomer Finn Wittrock.  (Photo courtesy of popsugar.com)

American Horror Story: Freak Show airs on Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. on FX. This season stars Jessica Lange, Evan Peters and Emma Roberts with newcomer Finn Wittrock. (Photo courtesy of popsugar.com)

By Krista DeJulio Features Editor

American Horror Story is currently in its fourth season with the newest installment called Freak Show. This season takes place in gloomy Jupiter, Florida, in 1952, where the term “freak” is socially acceptable. The show returns with fan favorites Jessica Lange as the mysterious Elsa Winters, Evan Peters as the charming Jimmy Darling, and Sarah Paulson as both Bette and Dot Tattler. This season also introduces Finn Wittrock as Dandy Mott, who steals scenes and leaves audiences captivated by his every move.

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Veggie Galaxy is out of this world Reply

Krista DeJulio – Features Editor

Veggie Galaxy, nestled in the heart of Cambridge surrounded by thrift shops, records stores and other small cafes stands out among the crowd for being a homey, throwback diner serving strictly vegetarian and vegan options. Inside the restaurant is also a bakery that serves 100 percent vegan baked goods.

Like any good diner, breakfast is served all day with tofu and tempeh as replacements for sausage and bacon. The menu offers substitutes of tofu and tempeh for meat dishes in Reuben, melts, BLTs, black bean burgers and mushroom burgers. The bakery located inside offers numer- ous unique cheesecakes, muffins and pies made fresh daily including daily specials.

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