A strong performance to spark discussion Reply

By Megan Palumbo & Morgan VanwicklerCo-Editor-in-Chief and Art Director

Lasell College Performing Arts and Lasell College Drama Club (LCDC) presented their Spring drama “Strength of Women” March 26-30 in the Yamawaki Auditorium. This year’s production consisted of two, one-act plays that focused on violence against women. The audience was greeted by students of Professor Karin Raye’s sexual violence class, who recommended on- and off-campus resources if people were triggered by the topics discussed in the shows.

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Khalid’s “Free Spirit” flies Reply

By Zach Houle – 1851 Staff

Khalid’s sophomore album “Free Spirit” follows up his extremely successful “American Teen” project in 2017. The 20-year-old experimented musically with his EP “Suncity” in 2018 but now that he is back in album mode, the El Paso, Texas native doesn’t disappoint with his matured and rounded sound. The track list encompasses 17 songs including previous trending singles “Better,” “Talk” and “Saturday Nights.”

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Vicente runs for Dennis Simmonds Reply

By Taylor Viles1851 Staff

When the gun sounded to mark the start of the Boston Marathon on rainy Monday morning in Hopkinton, Ma., Associate Professor of Communications Erin Vicente was among the runners.

From drills with her soccer team as a child to competing with the cross country team during her senior year at Queens College in Charlotte, N.C., running has always come naturally to Vicente.

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Growing through the arts Reply

By Colin Froment – Co-Editor-in-Chief

Senior arts management students Kierstan Hywell and Alex Franciosi, with help from Associate Professor of Arts Management Deborah Baldizar, displayed their senior practicum showcase, the “Growth Project” in the Wedeman Gallery in Yamawaki Auditorium until April 12.

Students in art classes, as well as Lasell Village residents and children from The Barn, were invited to submit paintings, poems, stories, drawings, photographs, and sculptures related to the project’s overall theme of personal growth. The public got their first viewing of the exhibit during a ceremony on Sunday, March 31. A “growth tree” composing of paper leaves hung on a tree branch designed by Hywell and Franciosi was introduced. Visitors wrote answers to three questions about personal growth on the leaves and were given the opportunity to place them on the tree.

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MFA is breaking the boundary on binary Reply

By Megan Palumbo, Danielle Hogan, Holly Feola & Rosa Del Carmen Gomez – Co-Editor-in-Chief, Arts Editor & 1851 Staff

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Photo by Megan Palumbo
The ‘peacock’ complex is something explored in gender-bending fashion; menswear makes a colorful, extravagent statement through powerfully ambiguous suits.

Fashion is a form of self-expression in which people create their unique style. Nowadays, fashion movements have been progressing towards more gender fluid styles. The Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) Boston opened “Gender Bending Fashion” on March 21 as a progressive gesture to make the museum inclusive for all and showcase different styles from various well known designers. Walking into the exhibit, guests are greeted by a well-known piece by Alessandro Tincone. This Japanese-inspired piece gained its popularity by appearing on the album cover “No My Name is Jeffrey” of famous rapper Young Thug in 2016. 

The ensemble from the “Annodami” collection from Spring/Sum- mer 2017 used the materials cotton, synthetic, paper, and wood. Tin- cone was quoted for the exhibit saying, “the androgynous identity of my garments reinforces my belief of no gender binaries between men and women.”

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Lasting lessons from D.C. Reply

By Emily LongContributing Writer

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Sophomore Emily Long is studying at American University this spring semester

When most people think about studying abroad, they think of exotic destinations like Australia or fulfilling a childhood dream of going to London. After all, that’s the typical study abroad experience right? Well, for the past four months I haven’t been across the world, I’ve been living and studying in our nation’s capital, Washington D.C.

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