Rain delay helps end sports’ longest championship drought

By James Payne – 1851 Staff

Steve Bartman, please show us your face again. You have been forgiven.

An achievement that nobody thought could ever be done, has been done. And no, I’m not talking about flying cars or time travel (although, “Back to the Future” almost predicted this feat with their time travel).

I’m talking about the Chicago Cubs winning the 2016 World Series. 108 years of goats, black cats, misery and waiting has come to an end. The Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in Game 7 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, and today they are parading around Chicago to celebrate.

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Siege of Jadotville is another Netflix classic

By Tim Kelleher – 1851 Staff

The Siege of Jadotville is an underdog story. This Netflix Original movie is based on a true story that took place in September of 1961 in the Katanga Province of the Democratic-Republic of the Congo. I’ll start with summarizing the actual events. In real life, there was a large mercenary group that was working for the seceded State of Katanga. The state of Katanga seceded from the DR Congo in 1960 and had become fairly aggressive around its surrounding states. The United Nations had decided to send in Swedish, Indian and most notably, Irish forces to keep the region stable but not to get involved by any means necessary, engaging only if absolutely needed. The Irish troops are the featured ones in this movie.

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Field Hockey continues to impress behind strong goalkeeping

By Seán McGlone – News Editor

Field Hockey boasts an 12-6 record this season after defeating Mount Ida in the first round of the GNAC tournament. The team has had strong help from junior goalkeeper, Denise Landry, who was named GNAC Goalkeeper of the Week twice this season.

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2016 World Series features Cubs, Indians and…Red Sox

By James Payne and Ryan Fitzgerald – 1851 Staff & Co-Editor-in-Chief

The Chicago Cubs are going to the World Series. First time anyone can say that with truth to it since 1945. The Cleveland Indians will make their first appearance since 1997. The Cubs haven’t won it all in 108 years and the Indians haven’t taken home the trophy in 68 years. History is before us and it feels humbling to witness it. But you know who else is in the World Series this year? A lot of former Boston Red Sox.

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Gallery of Communication dept. Washington D.C. trip

Communication professors Erin Vicente and Marie Franklin took a group of communication students to Washington D.C. over the weekend of Oct. 20-22. Check out photos from their trip below.

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