Besides teaching, adjunct directs film Reply

By Mackenzie Dineen – Arts Editor

Professor Cheryl Eagan-Donovan teaches screenwriting at Lasell, but her film experience goes above and beyond the classroom. Eagan-Donovan’s latest project is a film titled “Nothing is Truer than Truth.” She directed the film, which is an adaptation from the book by Paul Hemenway Altrocchi and Hank Whittaker. The film documents Edward De Vere, a man discovered to have used the pen name William Shakespeare.


Fashion professor, students collaborate for successful exhibition in Newport, RI Reply

By Samantha Plumley – 1851 Staff

From behind locked doors, exquisite pieces from the Lasell Fashion Collection are on view for the public, alongside items from outside resources. Those who have experienced the Lasell Fashion Collection know the significance of these priceless pieces.


Associate Professor of Fashion Jill Carey (Center) with the four interns who helped create her new exhibit “Fashion and Satire: The Drawings of Orson Byron Lowell and Charles Dana Gibson” at the Rosecliff mansion in Newport, RI. (Photo Courtesy of Jill Carey)


Senior entrepreneur starts Cape clothing brand Reply

By Ryan Fitzgerald – Co-Editor-in-Chief

To many who spend a week or two on the Cape during the summer, the peninsula is a haven for beaches, ice cream, pastel shorts, and relaxing times with a view of the sunset. For those who call the Cape home year-round; it is known for hard-working summers crowded with tourists, annual local events like OysterFest, and local small businesses and brands. Cape Fifteen is a perfect example.


Kyle Rumberger (L) and Shane MacNeill (R) stand with their Cape Fifteen gear at LoveLocal Fest in Hyannis. Photo Courtesy of Shane MacNeill



3D printers are incorporated in classrooms Reply

By Megan Palumbo – Sports Editor

3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is the process of building a three dimensional solid object from a digital file. About two years ago, Lasell’s Information Technology department (LIT) introduced this new machinery to the school with the help of Helpdesk Coordinator, Thomas Connors.


The IT department, located in the basement of Winslow, is now offering 3D printing to students. Photo by Megan Palumbo


Villager: medical marijuana expert Reply

By Ryan Fitzgerald & Tristan Davis – Co-Editor-in-Chief & Features Editor

This month’s election featured a ballot question that’s caused quite the stir of mixed reactions among voters in Massachusetts. The proposed law (which has now been passed) will legally allow individuals over 21 years of age to use, possess, and grow marijuana. Massachusetts was joined by California and Nevada to be the three states to legalize marijuana on November 8. Recreational marijuana is now legal in seven states and in our nation’s capital.


Medical marijuana advocate Lester Grinspoon, 89, sits in his office at Lasell Village. Photo by Ryan Fitzgerald


Professors to take sabbaticals this spring Reply

By Tristan Davis – Features Editor

Ever since he’s been teaching a course on the history and evolution of video games, Lasell College Radio General Manager and communication professor Dr. Brian Wardyga just hasn’t been able to find a textbook that suits his class.

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Dr. Brian Wardyga is among a handful of professors to take sabbaticals this spring semester. Photo by Michael Bueno 


Drama Club presents “Heathers” Reply

By Megan Palumbo & Karlee Henry – Sports Editor & 1851 Staff

The Drama Club will be perform its fall production “Heathers: The Musical” beginning November 17.  The teenage comedy is based off the original 1988 film. “Heathers” is a dark but humorous story about Veronica Sawyer (Lily Anderson), hustling her way into the most exclusive high school clique: the Heathers. During her journey to the top of  the teenage social food chain, she ends up falling in love with the sexy new kid, J.D. (Spencer Hill). When Heather Chandler, the leader of the pack, decides to kick her out, Veronica pays the piper with her own plan in mind.  More…