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…

Studio Artists Guild brings artists together Reply

Members of the Studio Artists Guild during one of their Thursday common hours meetings. The club is in its first year at Lasell.
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By Natalie Kfoury — A&E Editor

During common hours every Thursday, a group of students sit in a class- room in Yamawaki to share their common bond: love of art. They spend their time drawing, critiquing, and listening to each other’s ideas, tips, and skills. This is the Studio Artists Guild, a new organization comprised of 15 student-artists. More…

Men’s lax routs Wentworth Reply

Senior Pat Bresnahan scored a goal and added an assist as the men’s lacrosse team scored 16 goals against Wentworth in its home opener on St. Patrick’s Day.
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By Brandon Chase — Opinion Editor

The men’s lacrosse team picked up its second win of the season with a 16-7 shellacking of Wentworth Institute of Technology on St. Patrick’s Day. More…

Williams hopes to take talents to Europe Reply

Senior Javon Williams hopes to travel to Europe at the end of May to play basketball in a showcase for European teams.
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By Zac Vierra — Copy Editor

Javon Williams doesn’t care if he’s getting paid $2, $5 or $3 million; it has been his lifelong dream to make a living playing basketball. Williams, the second leading scorer in Lasell basketball history, has taken the first step toward making this a reality. More…