Old Hollywood glamour presents itself to Boston Reply

The dress worn by Mary Ellis in "Paris in Spring".  Gowns will be on display at the MFA until March 2015. (Photo by Krista DeJulio)

The dress worn by Mary Ellis in “Paris in Spring”. Gowns will be on display at the MFA until March 2015. (Photo by Krista DeJulio)

Krista DeJulio & Samantha Greaves Features & Opinion Editors

Actress Mae West is known for saying, “Without diamonds, honey, I’d feel undressed.” That is how the Museum of Fine Arts Boston (MFA) introduced their exhibit “Hollywood Glamour: Fashion and Jewelry from the Silver Screen.”

The exhibit’s curators, Michelle Tolini Finamore, the fashion curator, and Emily Stoehrer, the jewelry curator, have beautifully exhibited dresses from the “golden age” of film, the 1930s and early 1940s. The two refer to the dresses and the era of the dresses as the “perfect antidote to the deprivations of the Great Depression [and] luxury for the price of a movie ticket.”

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Lasell alum display talent at fashion show Reply

The designs of Julianna Caduto (pictured above), Norie Noun and Charles Newman were showcased at the Bond Restaurant and Lounge earlier this month.  (Photo by Krista DeJulio)

The designs of Julianna Caduto (pictured above), Norie Noun and Charles Newman were showcased at the Bond Restaurant and Lounge earlier this month. (Photo by Krista DeJulio)

Krista DeJulio & Samantha Greaves – Features & Opinion Editors

Three Lasell fashion design graduates’ collections were showcased at The Bond Restaurant and Lounge in Boston earlier this month. Each collection and outfit was beautifully crafted with care and precision with gasps and excitement excreting from the audience at each new piece shown down the small runway. The three graduates showcased were Charles Newman, class of 2011, Sinora “Norie” Noun and Julianna Caduto, both class of 2014.

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Read the book, see the movie Reply

Professor Zeek's FYS class saw The Maze Runner as part of Lasell's Connected Learning Experience. (Photo courtesy of bookfandoms.com)

Professor Zeek’s FYS class saw The Maze Runner as part of Lasell’s Connected Learning Experience. (Photo courtesy of bookfandoms.com)

Krista DeJulioFeatures Editor

One of the best things to do before a film comes to theaters is to read the novel the film is based on. Professor Catherine Zeek’s First Year Seminar class, Zombies, Aliens, and Revolutionaries, did just that. The first assignment of the class was to finish the Young Adult-dystopian novel, “The Maze Runner,” in hopes that the class could see the film together when it came out in mid-September.

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Speaker discusses engaged education Reply

Nadinne Cruz, Ph.D, speaks on her personal experiences with service learning.  (Photo by Krista Dejulio)

Nadinne Cruz, Ph.D, speaks on her personal experiences with service learning. (Photo by Krista DeJulio)

Krista DeJulio – Features Editor

Nadinne Cruz, Ph.D, recently spoke at Lasell as part of the Distinguished Donahue Scholar series. Cruz has been an advocate for service learning in higher education since she was in college and has volunteered in her native Philippines and in the United States. Cruz shared personal stories from her service learning trips and from motherhood.

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Karen O surprises on new solo album Reply

Karen O, the front-woman of alternative band The Yeah Yeah Yeahs recently released her first solo album “Crush Songs,” comprised of home recordings. (Photo courtesy of rollingstone.com)

Karen O, the front-woman of alternative band The Yeah Yeah Yeahs recently released her first solo album “Crush Songs,” comprised of home recordings. (Photo courtesy of rollingstone.com)

Krista DeJulio – Arts Editor

Karen O recently released her first solo album this past month on Cult Records, a different record label than the past four labels with her band the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Her album, “Crush Songs,” is comprised of home recordings from 2006 and 2007 that had never been released until now. The collection of songs uses lo- fi, short for low fidelity, which is when the artist makes the recorded quality sound scratchy and flawed on purpose, giving it a unique sound. More…

“Phallacies” draws large crowd for a masculine performance Reply

Photos by Krista DeJulio

Krista DeJulio – 1851 Staff

“Phallacies,” a play on words made to sound like the combination of fallacy and phallic, challenges what it means to be a man and to be masculine in our society. The all male cast consisted of six men from diverse ethnic backgrounds to showcase all different stereotypes of men. The performance had 15 acts and all of the acts denounced ways men are “supposed” to act and behave. It challenged the way men act towards women from cat calling and slurs to domestic violence.
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Students present at Honors conference Reply

Lasell students who participated in the conference visited a Hershey store in Canada. (Photo by Tabatha Torres)

Lasell students who participated in the conference visited a Hershey store in Canada. (Photo by Tabatha Torres)

Krista DeJulio – 1851 Staff

The Lasell Honors Program traveled to Niagara Falls, New York this month to participate in an annual conference showcasing their achievements and work. The conference, known as Northeast Regional Honors Council Conference, had colleges and their Honors Program members from all over the Northeast participate. More…

Documentary depicts the art of deception 1

Rick Beyer, the director and producer of “The Ghost Army” demonstrates how the soldiers his documentary features were able to use deception to their advantage with senior Michael Hourihan. (Photo by Krista DeJulio)

Rick Beyer, the director and producer of “The Ghost Army” demonstrates how the soldiers his documentary features were able to use deception to their advantage with senior Michael Hourihan. (Photo by Krista DeJulio)

Krist DeJulio – 1851 Staff

Director-producer Rick Beyer visited campus last month to show his documentary, “The Ghost Army,” to students in  Rosen Auditorium and provide a discussion after the film. “The Ghost Army” is a riveting story about how the US Army deceived German soldiers during World War II using art. They created fake tanks and inflatable tanks, fooling the enemy and saving 15,000 to 30,000 lives during their time.  More…