Student travels to China for spring break Reply

Junior Sam Awezec traveled to two cities in China over spring break. Awezec experienced sights such as the Forbidden City and walked along part of the Great Wall of China.
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By Zac Vierra — Copy Editor

While most students spend their spring breaks in tropical locations south of Lasell, junior, Sam Awezec went east — far east. During his break, Awezec took a 10-day trip to Beijing and Shanghai to experience Chinese culture.

Awezec began his trip in Beijing, where he visited the Forbidden City. “It was one of the oldest things that was preserved,” said Awezec. “Everything was original, like an old city that hadn’t been touched.”

He then walked from the Forbidden City to Tiananmen Square, the largest square in the world. He desribed it as the size of four football fields.

Awezec said the police presence in China was high, but this wasn’t because of the communist government in China, according to Awezec. “You felt like you were traveling in a secure place with a different culture,” he said. More…

Women’s lax dominates Reply

The lady Lasers rolled against Anna Maria College, winning 21-1 on the strength of six goals from junior Ashley Slattery.
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By Zac Vierra — Copy Editor

The lady Lasers lacrosse team came back from an early hole to defeat the Uni- versity of Maine Farmington 16-6 on March 25, at Grellier Field.

After the Beavers took a 2-0 lead to start the game, Lasell came back with a vengeance. Junior Ashley Slattery catapult- ed the Lasers onto the board first at 18:53, sparking a 5-0 run by Lasell. Farmington struck back with a goal at 1:33, but Lasell scored two goals in the final 22 seconds to take a 7-3 lead into the locker room.

Slattery and sophomore Britney Wuorio each scored a pair of goals in the 7-1 run to end the half. Wuorio finished with five goals while Slattery completed the hat trick.

After the break, the teams traded scores before Lasell pulled away. With the Lasers up 9-5, sophomore Bridget Ryan (three goals) found the back of the net at 17:08, the first of five unanswered goals for the home team.
Lasell’s record is 6-1 on the year.

Baseball, softball teams train in Florida Reply

By Zach Gray — Sports Editor

While many students used spring break to travel or get away from school, the Lasell College baseball and softball teams travellled to Florida not to soak up the sun, but to prepare for the upcoming season. Because of the New England weather, the teams are stuck inside the gym for most of the preseason practices. The trip south to warm weather almost guarantees the teams playing 10 games each.

“Our spring trip to Florida is a major part of our season,” said Greg Harjula, head coach of the baseball team. “We use the trip as a time to see what improve- ments players have made since the fall and to figure out who our best nine players are for the remainder of our season.” Harjula added that the wide range of competition allows the coaching staff to evaluate every player in multiple games. More…

Saints’ bounties expose hypocrisy Reply

By Zach Gray — Sports Editor

After a lengthy investigation, the NFL has handed multiple suspensions and fines to the New Orleans Saints for con- ducting a “bounty program” for the past three seasons. Former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams conducted a program from 2009-2011 in which play- ers were rewarded thousands of dollars for knocking players out of games. Other coaches and personnel were aware of the program, but didn’t intervene.

After much evaluation, the NFL suspended Saints head coach Sean Payton without pay for the entire 2012 season. Other suspensions include Ex- Saints (and current Rams) defensive coordinator Williams (who was suspended indefinitely), Saints general manager Mickey Loomis (eight regular-season games), and Saints assistant head coach Joe Vitt (six regular-season games). The Saints must also forfeit their second- round picks in the 2012 and 2013 NFL drafts, as well as pay a $500,000 fine. More…

Debut Novel filled with intrigue Reply

By Cait Fitzgerald — 1851 Staff

Alexandra Monir’s premiere novel, Timeless, begins with a reoccurring dream, a ruined romance, and a fatal car accident that leads main character Michele Windsor from sunny California to New York City.
As Michele settles, she discovers secrets of her family’s past, including why she has never met her father. The mystery dives deeper as Michele learns more about her family rivals, the Walkers, and begins to travel back to 1910.
Monir’s idea for a mystery and fantasy novel is original, and her storyline is a breath of fresh air to the avid reader. However, Monir’s style of writing is that of a 14-year-old girl, which contradicts Michele’s age of 17. Her choice of wording is clear and concise, making her storyline easy to follow, but she is slow to elaborate on emotions and the setting. More…

“21 Jump Street” offers laughs Reply

“21 Jump Street” shines as a hilarious comedy starring Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill.
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By Zac Vierra — Copy Editor

“21 Jump Street” stars Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum as two police officers fresh out of the police academy. The movie is a re- make of the 1980’s show with the same title, starring Johnny Depp.

When Schmidt, played by Hill, and Jenko, played by Tatum, start their job, it is not as exciting as they expected. They roll around on bikes searching for crime in a park. When the duo finally busts a man for drugs, they celebrate comically, as if scoring the winning touchdown in the Super Bowl. More…

Singing Bee entertains Campus Center crowd Reply

By Cait Fitzgerald — 1851 Staff

Danielle Medaglia and Max Berkowitz, freshmen members of the Campus Activi- ties Board, presented the Singing Bee in the Campus Center. The event attracted a small audience and seven different participants who each played the game.

The object of the game was for the contestants to fill in various parts of a song based on the round. At the end of each round, contestants with the lowest num- ber of points were eliminated until the last, most challenging round. Songs came from every genre and included famil- iar ones, such as “Red Solo Cup,” “Achy, Breaky Heart,” and “Highway to Hell.” More…

New Rowling book builds anticipation Reply

The image that appears on J.K. Rowling’s website leaves fans intrigued.
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By Casey O’Brien — News Editor

J.K. Rowling fans rejoice—the Harry Potter author is at it again. Rowling announced she has written a new book for a different market than the wildly successful series about the boy wizard, which skyrocketed her to stardom in 1997 after debuting in the United Kingdom. More…