Gardner House evacuated due to snow and ice problems Reply

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By Krista DeJulio – Features Editor

The residents of Gardner House were told to evacuate the house in an email sent Friday, February 20 at 2:07 p.m. Thirty-seven girls were left confused and to find their own housing arrangements for the weekend. More…

Design students donate hats to charity Reply

Professor Emanuelson's Accessories Design (FASD330) class donated eight hats to the Asperger/Autism Network's first auction.  (Photos courtesy of Lasell College)

Professor Emanuelson’s Accessories Design (FASD330) class donated eight hats to the Asperger/Autism Network’s first auction. (Photo courtesy of Lasell College)

By Krista DeJulio and Samantha Plumley – Features Editor & 1851 Staff

Fashion professor Carol Emanuelson’s Accessories Design class, FASD330, recently donated eight hats the class designed and constructed to the Asperger/Autism Network, AANE, to be auctioned off.

“At first they weren’t really sure if they wanted to participate,” said Emanuelson.

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The Horror continues with Freak Show Reply

American Horror Story: Freak Show airs on Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. on FX.  This season stars Jessica Lange, Evan Peters and Emma Roberts with newcomer Finn Wittrock.  (Photo courtesy of popsugar.com)

American Horror Story: Freak Show airs on Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. on FX. This season stars Jessica Lange, Evan Peters and Emma Roberts with newcomer Finn Wittrock. (Photo courtesy of popsugar.com)

By Krista DeJulio Features Editor

American Horror Story is currently in its fourth season with the newest installment called Freak Show. This season takes place in gloomy Jupiter, Florida, in 1952, where the term “freak” is socially acceptable. The show returns with fan favorites Jessica Lange as the mysterious Elsa Winters, Evan Peters as the charming Jimmy Darling, and Sarah Paulson as both Bette and Dot Tattler. This season also introduces Finn Wittrock as Dandy Mott, who steals scenes and leaves audiences captivated by his every move.

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Swift ages on 1989 Reply

Swift recently released her fifth studio album, "1989".  Above is Swift performing at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. (Photo courtesy of hollywoodlife.com)

Swift recently released her fifth studio album, “1989”. Above is Swift performing at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. (Photo courtesy of hollywoodlife.com)

By Krista DeJulio Features Editor

When Taylor Swift announced she was straying away from country music was anyone else confused as to when the last time she was actually considered country? This is Swift’s first official pop album, yet is similar to her other albums. Swift has recently released her fifth studio album, 1989, named after the year she was born, with sounds of synths, guitars, indiscrete drums, and overall, maturity in her lyrics.

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News briefs Reply

By Ryan Fitzgerald, Sarah Torrey, Krista DeJulio, and Emily Kochanek

Group discusses poverty

Sophomore and Keever RA Hayley Kreckler led a discussion this month about the problems of poverty in the Boston area. The event titled, “Food for Thought: The War on Poverty,” was in conjunction with the Donahue Institute’s Panel Discussion, “The War on Poverty: Where are we 50 years later?”

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Banquet explores international cultures Reply

Sophomore Christine Francis performs a traditional Bollywood dance during the International Banquet held in November. (Photo by Krista DeJulio)

Sophomore Christine Francis performs a traditional Bollywood dance during the International Banquet held in November. (Photo by Krista DeJulio)

By Krista DeJulio –  Features Editor

The annual International Banquet was hosted this year by the Lasell College International Club this month. The purpose of this year’s banquet was to raise awareness of the injustice that is currently happening in the Congo.

The International Club is trying to raise awareness on the minerals being naturally produced in the Congo. These minerals are being taken from the area and in the midst of the extraction of the minerals, women and children are being murdered for the resources.

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Veggie Galaxy is out of this world Reply

Krista DeJulio – Features Editor

Veggie Galaxy, nestled in the heart of Cambridge surrounded by thrift shops, records stores and other small cafes stands out among the crowd for being a homey, throwback diner serving strictly vegetarian and vegan options. Inside the restaurant is also a bakery that serves 100 percent vegan baked goods.

Like any good diner, breakfast is served all day with tofu and tempeh as replacements for sausage and bacon. The menu offers substitutes of tofu and tempeh for meat dishes in Reuben, melts, BLTs, black bean burgers and mushroom burgers. The bakery located inside offers numer- ous unique cheesecakes, muffins and pies made fresh daily including daily specials.

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Casablancas shows growth, new sound in solo album Reply

Casablancas and new band, the Voidz, performing at Coachella music Festival this past April. their new album was released in September with experimental sounds. (Photo courtesy of thekey.xpn.org)

Casablancas and new band, the Voidz, performing at Coachella music Festival this past April. their new album was released in September with experimental sounds. (Photo courtesy of thekey.xpn.org)

Krista DeJulio & Natalie Kfoury –  Features Editor & Editor-in-Chief

Julian Casablancas is known by many as one of America’s rock gods. Known best as the lead singer of The Strokes, Casablancas has won the hearts of many with his powerful voice and signature lyrics. On his second solo effort, “Tyranny,” he paired up with the Voidz, an eclectic group of musicians, and created an album that veers far away from The Strokes’ work, leaving fans perplexed at first, but eventually happy (or at least interested) as the material is strong in its own way.

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