Ed Sheeran shows us how to “Divide”

By Haleigh Santilli – 1851 Staff

One of the music industry’s favorite redheads, Ed Sheeran, is back with new music after being on hiatus for more than a year.  Sheeran posted a video about his return to music at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve. It was a New Year’s gift to all of his fans. Two singles, “Shape of You,” and “Castle on the Hill,” were dropped days later. After much anticipation from fans and listeners alike, the album was finally released on March 3, and quickly soared through the charts.  “Divide” has been incredibly successful online and “smashing Spotify’s record for the most streams in a single week with 375 million globally,” According to Ben Sisaro of the New York Times. In true Sheeran style, the songs on the album evoke emotional and a lyrical bliss his fans love him for.  Continue reading “Ed Sheeran shows us how to “Divide””

Four guys from Jersey come to Boston

By Haleigh Santilli – Co-Arts Editor

As people rolled into the beautiful Boston Opera House on October 16 around 1 p.m. to see the Tony Award winning play about the legendary Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons in “Jersey Boys,” a sense of excitement and anticipation poured over the entire crowd. The stage was quiet and simple. There was no rush of music or the brilliance of the players. Among the chit-chat of playgoers was the exciting silence of the stage, gleaming with a dusty light. Then the lights flicked and the roaring music began.

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Bridget Jones’ new film and baby

By Haleigh Santilli – Co-Arts Editor

Fans of the “Bridget Jones’s Diary” series will be excited to see the third installment “Bridget Jones’s Baby,” which was released on September 16. The film begins much like the first film began—Jones (Renee Zellweger) is sitting in her quaint apartment, on her birth-day, alone, with a cupcake with a single candle, listening to Celine Dion’s “ All by Myself.” But then she decides to change the song up and dance to the 90s hit “ Jump Around.”

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Drama Club brings old classic to life on campus

By Haleigh Santilli – Arts Editor

This spring semester, the Lasell College Drama Cub (LCDC) will be performing the entertaining play and old Hollywood classic, “Arsenic and Old Lace.” The original play, first written in 1939 by Joseph Kesselring, is better known for its 1944 film starring the iconic Cary Grant.

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An original poster from the film “Arsenic and Old Lace,” starring Cary Grant and Priscilla Lane. Photo Courtesy of IMDB

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A legend lives on

By Haleigh Santilli & Mackenzie Dineen – Arts Editor & 1851 Staff

David Bowie, 69, died on January 10, released his 25th and final studio album. Photo courtesy of Pigeons and Planes

On January 10, the world lost the incomparable legend who gave us Ziggy Stardust, Major Tom, and many more be- loved stage personas. After a private battle with liver cancer for over a year, David Bowie passed away at the age of 69. He leaves behind his beloved wife, Iman, and two children.

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Editor’s corner: My morning playlist

By Haleigh Santilli – Arts Editor 

Every morning around 7 a.m., I leave my house and start my hour and a half commute to campus MBTA. Since my commute is so long I try to occupy my mind. If I don’t have my copy of “Why Not Me” by Mindy Kaling, or any homework I have to catch up on. If I don’t have either of those with me, I listen to an array of songs I’ve saved to Spotify.

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Movie previews for winter break

By Tristan Davis & Haleigh Santilli – Features & Arts Editors 

“Krampus”- December 4

There are a lot of things you could say this movie is not, but original wouldn’t be one of them. After Christmas day didn’t turn out as well as he planned, a young boy accidentally summons a Christmas demon to his home, terrorizing him and his family. The film stars Adam Scott (“Step Brothers,” “Parks and Recreation”), Allison Tolman (“Fargo”), and David Koechner (“Anchorman”). With the tagline “You don’t want to be on his list,” comedy, scares, and laughs are sure to ensue. – T. Davis

Photo courtesy of imdb.com

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