Diwali celebration shines light on new beginnings

By Marissa Gugala – News Editor

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Students paint tea lights while they enjoy sweet and savory snacks. Photo by Morgan Van Wickler.

 

Students celebrated Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights at the Intercultural & Commuter Lounge (IC3) on Nov. 7. The festival began with a presentation from Professor Ashmita Khasnabish. Khasnabish spoke about how the celebration of Diwali “symbolizes the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance.”

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Lasell and Regis partner to perform

 

Lasell College Drama Club partnered with Regis College Theatre Club for the fall musical “Footloose.” Robby Rowe (bottom left) shined in his first lead role playing Ren McCormick. Rowe, Taylor Viles and a Regis student (bottom right) dancing during a musical number. Working together has provided students an opportunity to work with larger casts, as well as a larger performing facility. Mixing the talent from both schools could also help the students in the cast and crew, by learning from each other and helping each other throughout the show. Photos courtesy of Lizzy Leahy.

 

 

Fashion class transports students to “Botanical Lands”

By Rosa Gomez – 1851 Staff

On April 3 students gathered in deWitt Hall to view “Botanical Lands,” a student-run mini-fashion show presented by the Fashion Production class. Proceeds from the event went to the charity Birthday Wishes, a non-profit organization that provides birthday parties for homeless children. 

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The annual mini-fashion show gives the community a glimpse at the level of professionalism and attention to detail the fashion department puts into the productions. Photo by Rosa Gomez

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“A Quiet Place” makes noise at box office

By Danielle Hogan – Arts Editor

“A Quiet Place” was written and directed by “The Office” star John Krasinski, who also starred in the film. 

Characters played by himself and his real-life wife, Emily Blunt, raise three kids in a post-alien apocalypse. Their eldest child, played by Millicent Simmonds, is deaf. Because of this, the family is well-versed in sign language. The alien creatures don’t have eyes; they have strong hearing that can detect any loud sound. Therefore, the family moves slowly and tiptoes everywhere that isn’t white sand laid down to muffle their footsteps.

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“A Quiet Place,” released Friday, April 6, had the second best domestic debut of 2018. Photo courtesy of IMDB

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“Radium Girls” turns the dial towards feminism

By Danielle Hogan – Arts Editor 

Lasell College Drama Club presented “Radium Girls” on April 5, 6, and 8 in Yamawaki Auditorium. The show tells the story of the young dial painters in New Jersey who started dying from ‘radium jaw.’ During the time period the show is set in, radium was thought to be the cure-all to everything. 

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“Radium Girls” had a minimal set (all black with rustic clock faces and gears), but the show relied on the passionate and dramatic performances of the students. Photo by Danielle Hogan

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“America” the powerful

By Colin Froment & Ruth Kehinde –  News Editor & 1851 Staff

Thirty Seconds to Mars’s fifth album “America” springs out multiple messages of activism and religious imagery throughout its verses. However, the album succeeds where others don’t; the band doesn’t allow their cries of hope to overshadow the strong quality of their music. 

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Thirty Seconds to Mars’s fifth album “America” features other popular artists such as A$AP Rocky and Halsey. Photo courtesy of Has it Leaked

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“Colors” exhibit cures winter blues

By Emily Long & Pavel Zlatin – 1851 Staff

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A rendition of Monet’s “Water Lilies” by the class at Rockwell Preschool. Photo by Cristina Serratore

Although March 20 marked the official start of spring, warm temperatures and t-shirts are nowhere in sight. For a fresh taste of spring weather, Lasell Village is hosting an intergenerational art exhibit, appropriately entitled “Colors,” from now until April 5.  Continue reading ““Colors” exhibit cures winter blues”

Spring forward in Boston on a student budget

By Danielle Hogan, Elizabeth Quincy and Casey DiBari – Arts Editor & 1851 Staff

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The MFA is free for Lasell students and a great for exploring on a budget. Photo by Danielle Hogan

When the weather warms up this spring and the flowers begin to bloom, students may be in search of new and exciting things to do in the city on a budget. If you’re eager to explore the city, five affordable places to visit in Boston are:  Continue reading “Spring forward in Boston on a student budget”

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