Cross country makes strides at UNE Invitational Reply

Colin FromentCo-Editor-in-Chief

The Lasell cross country teams raced in the UNE Invitational on Sept. 8. Photos courtesy of Lasell Athletics

The men’s and women’s cross country teams competed in the University of New England (UNE) Invitational race at Rotary Park in Biddeford, Maine on Sept. 8.  

The men’s team ran an 8k (4.97 miles) race and the women’s team ran a 5k (3.1 miles). Senior Ryan Dalaba and sophomore Amanda Hawkes were among the top finishers of the day. Dalaba finished early for the Lasers coming in at 29 minutes and seven seconds, earning him 15th place out of 63 runners. Hawkes came in 32nd place out of 80 runners (22nd among scorers), completing the race in 22 minutes and 38 seconds.  

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“America” the powerful Reply

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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Students address racism at open forum Reply

By Colin Froment & Megan Palumbo – News Editor & Sports Editor

Open forums discussing racism and the campus climate took place on April 9 and 10 in the Athletic Center.  The meetings were hosted by President Michael Alexander, Director of Donahue Institute and Associate Professor Jesse Tauriac, and a student panel, who shared their experiences with racism on campus to a mass audience of students and faculty. The forums were established in response to recent reports of racist incidents occurring on campus.

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Five students spoke during the forum on Racism and Campus Environment on April 10. (L-R) Tamara Fils-Aime, Jabari Courts, Christa Augustus, Alex Moule, and Briana Brown. Photo by Megan Palumbo

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All hail the king Reply

By Colin Froment & Justin Fosdick – News Editor & 1851 Staff

The film “Black Panther” was highly anticipated not just by Marvel fans, but also by the general public for highlighting one of the most racially diverse casts in a recent movie. This cast serves as one of the film’s main strengths, while combing dazzling visuals and underlying political themes to provide another entertaining superhero adventure.  More…

Alumnus offers VIP experiences Reply

Megan Palumbo & Colin Froment – Sports Editor & News Editor

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Brandon Gilson is the CEO of The Best Seats VIP, a concierge company that provides customized experiences for events. Photo courtesy of Brandon Gilson

It isn’t every day a college student can feel like a VIP, especially at exclusive events such as Coachella or the NBA  All-Star game. For Lasell alumnus, Brandon Gilson, this is not only a lifestyle, but his career. Gilson graduated in 2012 with a degree in marketing and a minor in sports communication. This was the same year in which he founded The Best Seats VIP and became the President and CEO at just 20 years old.  More…