Studying in South Africa embodies growth Reply

By Megan Palumbo – International Correspondent

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Junior Megan Palumbo has spent time hiking mountain trails, including Jonkershoek Nature Reserve, while studying abroad in South Africa. Photo by Megan Palumbo.

When I decided I was studying abroad in South Africa I got questions like, “Why did you choose this random country?” “Why wouldn’t you go to Italy?” “Don’t you think it’s unsafe to go to South Africa because you’re a girl?” “Are you going to come back with Ebola?”. I felt like each question got more and more ridiculous, but regardless I received so much support and love before I embarked on this crazy adventure.

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Changing of the seasons: a fall Boston to-do guide Reply

By Leanne Signoriello and Brian CohenFeatures Editor and 1851 Staff 

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Coolidge Corner Theatre is located at 290 Harvard Street in Brookline. Photo by Leanne Signoriello

As the seasons change from summer to fall, so do the activities in the Boston area. Beach trips turn into haunted house visits and pumpkins start growing. There is always something to do in Boston, while also enjoying New England’s most picturesque season.

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Further success for “Fashion and Satire” exhibit Reply

By Leanne Signoriello & Paris Adams Features Editor and 1851 Staff

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Photo courtesy of Jill Carey

Upon passing under the inviting red awning of The Society of Illustrators, gallery goers are drawn in by the prominent fashion on display, and the comical illustrations that accompany them. Through the unique descriptions of each piece, attendees are given an insight into how artists Orson Byron Lowell and Charles Dana Gibson viewed the lifestyle of the American elite in the 20th century. More…

Senior entrepreneur starts Cape clothing brand Reply

By Ryan Fitzgerald – Co-Editor-in-Chief

To many who spend a week or two on the Cape during the summer, the peninsula is a haven for beaches, ice cream, pastel shorts, and relaxing times with a view of the sunset. For those who call the Cape home year-round; it is known for hard-working summers crowded with tourists, annual local events like OysterFest, and local small businesses and brands. Cape Fifteen is a perfect example.

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Kyle Rumberger (L) and Shane MacNeill (R) stand with their Cape Fifteen gear at LoveLocal Fest in Hyannis. Photo Courtesy of Shane MacNeill

 

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3D printers are incorporated in classrooms Reply

By Megan Palumbo – Sports Editor

3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is the process of building a three dimensional solid object from a digital file. About two years ago, Lasell’s Information Technology department (LIT) introduced this new machinery to the school with the help of Helpdesk Coordinator, Thomas Connors.

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The IT department, located in the basement of Winslow, is now offering 3D printing to students. Photo by Megan Palumbo

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Villager: medical marijuana expert Reply

By Ryan Fitzgerald & Tristan Davis – Co-Editor-in-Chief & Features Editor

This month’s election featured a ballot question that’s caused quite the stir of mixed reactions among voters in Massachusetts. The proposed law (which has now been passed) will legally allow individuals over 21 years of age to use, possess, and grow marijuana. Massachusetts was joined by California and Nevada to be the three states to legalize marijuana on November 8. Recreational marijuana is now legal in seven states and in our nation’s capital.

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Medical marijuana advocate Lester Grinspoon, 89, sits in his office at Lasell Village. Photo by Ryan Fitzgerald

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Professors to take sabbaticals this spring Reply

By Tristan Davis – Features Editor

Ever since he’s been teaching a course on the history and evolution of video games, Lasell College Radio General Manager and communication professor Dr. Brian Wardyga just hasn’t been able to find a textbook that suits his class.

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Dr. Brian Wardyga is among a handful of professors to take sabbaticals this spring semester. Photo by Michael Bueno 

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