Radio hosts No Shave November 1

Participants of No-Shave November (Photos courtesy of Lasell College Radio)

Zachary Gray – Co-Editor-In-Chief

Lasell College Radio, the rugby team, and the Campus Activities Board have joined together for a “No-Shave November” fundraiser benefitting the Lasell Fund. During the month of November, LCR collected $2.00 donations outside of Valentine Dining Hall to “sponsor” a rugby player in his quest to grow out the best beard.

At a grand finale event in the dining hall on December 5 at 6 p.m., a winner will be chosen from the group of participants. The winning player’s “sponsors” have a chance to win an Amazon gift card worth 25 percent of the proceeds. The remaining 75 percent will benefit the Lasell Fund. More…

Photojournalist captures executions Reply

Photos by Adam Palmer

Mary Kuchar – 1851 Staff

“What does the threat of violence really teach us?” asked Scott Langley during his “Execution Night” exhibit on November 6 in deWitt Hall. Langley, a freelance photographer and human rights activist, has devoted his life to educating others on the effects of the death penalty.

A collection of Langley’s photographs was on display before his speech. His collection included photographs taken of executioners’ family members, the outside view of a prison during an execution, and the inside of an execution room in Raleigh, N.C. More…

Warm up with some tasty drinks 1

Kait Quinn and Brianna Robbins – 1851 Staff

Brianna and Kaitlyn venture out to experiment three different hot beverage places near Lasell College. The price, quality and ease of getting in will be analyzed. The establishments that will be sampled are Dunkin’ Donuts in Auburndale, J.P. Licks in Newton Centre and Peet’s Coffee in Newton Centre. Brianna is going to specifically have hot chocolate and Kaitlyn will specifically have pumpkin spice lattes. More…

“Thor: The Dark World” soars to new heights 1

Casey O’Brien – Managing Editor

As far as sequels go, there’s generally an understanding they will never live up to the original movie, however entertaining they may be. Yet in the case of “Thor: The Dark World,” jumping on the train of success that was The Avengers, it completely blows the first film out of the water. As soon as it finishes, it makes you immediately want sit in your seat and wait for the next showing. More…

ARTPOP makes the heart stop Reply

“Applause” is one of the singles off Lady Gaga’s newest album, “ARTPOP”  (Photo courtesy of

“Applause” is one of the singles off Lady Gaga’s newest album, “ARTPOP” (Photo courtesy of

Emily M. Kochanek – News Editor

Asking a popstar to top her past greatness is daunting and many times embarrassing. Britney’s comeback was a flop. Katy’s second album could not lyrically or musically compare to her first smash hit. And Madonna, her attempts to appear ageless since the 80’s is pitiful. So when the queen of pop, Lady Gaga, announced she was pro- ducing a new album after her hip injury, many were skeptical. More…

Moody Street stop for safety Reply

Allison Nekola – 1851 Staff

As of now, there is no shuttle that runs from Lasell to Moody Street in Waltham, a hot spot for many students. The attraction: it’s stacked with restaurants, bars and quaint shops. This especially affects students on the weekend who are 21 and older and have few options when going out.

According to a Peer Health Education survey on drinking and driving at Lasell, 90 percent of students have driven under the influence of alcohol and 94 percent have been in a car with a driver who has been under the influence of alcohol. More…

The art of binge-watching Reply

Natalie Kfoury – Co-Editor-in-Chief

Netflix, my friends, is a beautiful thing. So is having friends or family members that own full seasons of television shows. Allow me to let you in on a little secret: I am a binge- watcher. Binge-watching is defined on the ever-reputable Wikipedia as “The practice of watching television for longer time spans than usual, usually of a single television show.”

Basically, I start watching a show and I try to complete it or seasons of it in as short of a time span as possible. It’s like a game: How long will it take me to watch “American Horror Story: Murder House” and “Asylum” and can I get caught up in time to watch “Coven.” I won that game. I watched the first two seasons in about two to three weeks and fully caught up the day before “Coven” premiered. More…