Behind the scenes with Symposium supervisors Reply

By Krista DeJulio & Ryan Fitzgerald – Co-Editors-in-Chief

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Senior Kelsie Pace (L) and faculty member Sarah Abbott (R) are the brains behind Symposium. Photo courtesy of Kelsie Pace

You may think of Lasell’s Connected Learning Symposium as a day off. To Professor Sarah Abbott and senior Kelsie Pace, it’s an event they work for all semester so hard-working students can showcase their talent and projects. Pace and Abbott are the two co-organizers of the event and the ones to thank for a successful Symposium each year. This fall’s Symposium takes place on Tuesday, December 6. More…

The “Starboy” comes back down to Earth Reply

By Krista DeJulio – Co-Editor-in-Chief 

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The Weeknd performs on Saturday Night Live in September featuring a new haircut. His new album “Starboy” was released Friday, November 25. Photo courtesy of hiphop-n-more.com

The Weeknd’s new album, dropped Friday, November 25, was among one the most anticipated album releases of the year. The Weeknd, the one-man group of Abel Tesfaye, is now among the ranks of Drake, Kanye West, and other high-named and high-profiled rappers and artists. Although Tesfaye’s last album “Beauty Behind the Madness” was dropped just last August 2015, his new album “Starboy” was still in high demand. “Starboy” is name of the first single released by Tesfaye on September 22 and features Daft Punk and faced immediate success. “Starboy” is the third studio album released by Tesfaye, but also released three full mixtapes in 2011. “Beauty Behind the Madness” featured five singles and “Earned It” from “Fifty Shades of Grey” and “Starboy” is projected to follow suit.  More…

Unlikely duo hosts cooking show Reply

By Krista DeJulio – Co-Editor-in-Chief

“Let’s get ready to sizzle,” shouts the MC of “Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party.” You read that right. This cooking show stars Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg. You read that right too. In episode one, these two go head-to-head to see who can make the best fried chicken. It’s essentially a show about a weed-smoking 45-year-old rapper paired with a typical white woman, and it couldn’t get better.

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Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg host the weirdest dinner parties Monday nights at 10 on VH1. Photo courtesy of VH1

 

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President-elect Trump stuns voters Reply

By Krista DeJulio – Co-Editor-in-Chief 

The nation woke up on November 9 to the news that Donald J. Trump was elected 45th President of the United States of America. After a strenuous year and a half of campaigning, Trump beat Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, who has more than 30 years of experience in politics. Her experience includes being the former First Lady, a U.S. Senator, and the Secretary of State.

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Peaceful protesters assemble in Boston at the State House in opposition to Donald Trump’s election on November 10. Photo by Micahel Bueno

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A slice of heaven found in Chestnut Hill Reply

By Krista Dejulio & Samantha Plumley – Co-Editor-in-Chief & 1851 Staff

With four locations, Oath Craft Pizza is slowly taking over the watering mouths of pizza lovers everywhere. The original restaurant, with “a mil- lion dollar view,” is located on Nantucket and doesn’t want to be just another pizza place. The restaurant was created with the idea of giving back, sustainability and to just have really good pizza. The restaurant succeeds in just that.

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Oath Craft Pizza has four locations, its closest location being 210 Boylston Street, Chestnut Hill open daily 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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Gulu-Gulu offers a taste of Europe in Salem Reply

By Krista Dejulio & Leanne Signoriello – Co-Editor-in-Chief & Opinion Editor

The history, stories and spookiness is what draws tourists to the quaint town of Salem, but unique shops and eateries like Gulu-Gulu Café are the most memorable and what keep out-of-towners coming back. The cafe is a motley crew of options and experiences. The cafe is located at 247 Essex Street and is open 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. everyday with events five nights a week from open-mic nights and local groups to “drink and draw” art events, all sharing the stage of this hip bar/cafe/eatery.

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Gulu-Gulu is located at 247 Essex Street, Salem and is decorated for Halloween. Photo by Krista Dejulio

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“Le Corsaire” captures audience and stage in season opener 1

By Krista DeJulio – Co-Editor-in-Chief 

What’s better than a pirate romance made into a ballet? I can’t think of much anything better. Over the summer when Boston Ballet released its upcoming schedule of ballets, I knew I had to see this one. As a huge fan of Captain Jack Sparrow, Will Turner, Barbossa, this was my show.

Three years ago yesterday I saw my first ballet. For some reason, I love the ballet. I never took dance classes in my life, I never was a theater kid but I really just love the ballet. There’s a sense of “I don’t belong here but I’m here” and “I’m going to enjoy every second of being at the ballet.” A ballet doesn’t have words or dialogue but that’s made up for with the drama, love and passion with dance.

Last night I attended the 53rd season opener of Boston Ballet’s for “Le Corsaire” at the Boston Opera House, a story about a lovely maiden and a wealthy aristocrat who wants to add her to his harem, a part of the household reserved for wives, but a pirate wants to save her from the aristocrat. According to the Boston Globe, the story is based on a poem by Lord Byron of the same name and was created for the Bavarian State Ballet in 2007. This is the first time the ballet has been performed for Boston Ballet and was choreographed by Ivan Liška. An attempted version of the show was performed in 1997 under the name “The Pirate,” according to the Boston Globe.

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The Boston Opera House hosted the premiere of “Le Corsaire” on October 27. The show will run until November 6. Photo courtesy of Boston Ballet

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Grouplove’s fun, but forgettable album 2

By Krista DeJulio – Co-Editor-in-Chief

There are times when you just need to pop a Grouplove CD in your car and take a long drive. Grouplove’s lyrics about the beach and aliens, which are sung, and some-times shouted, are a great way to destress. Grouplove is fronted by both a male and female singer, Christian Zucconi and Hannah Hooper (who are also married and have a baby), and backed up by three other very important members. The band just released its third studio album “Big Mess” on September 9, and are currently on tour.

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