“Heaven Upside Down” won’t pass the pearly gates 1

By Mackenzie Dineen – Arts Editor 

Released on October 6, Marilyn Manson’s “Heaven Upside Down” can hardly be referred to as Heaven, whether turned on its head or not. Manson’s great variety of styles are his claim to fame, but most fans can agree that his choices have wavered in strength over the past ten years. Since his new pop-oriented image displayed on previous album “Born Villain”, Manson had a rather large bout of success when he paced himself with a more steady sound fitted to his age.  More…

Are cover letters starting to crumble? Reply

By Mackenzie Dineen – Arts Editor 

 

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Illustration by Tom Baker

Cover letters are under fire. The formal letter of introduction has always been presented as a law and not a tradition, but in a turbo-drive speed world, who writes letters of any sort? According to various job sites, CNN and even previous Apple recruiters, cover letters are dead.

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Sports Hall of Fame: honoring a legacy Reply

By Mackenzie Dineen – Arts Editor

The Athletic Department and Development and Alumni Office will be hosting the first Induction Ceremony for their new athletics Hall of Fame on October 13 in de Witt Hall. Since Lasell joined the NCAA in 1998, the Hall of Fame is an “Exciting next step in the athletic program,” said Athletic Director Kristy Walter. “It is time to have this as a piece of our history, and recognize the individual and team success that we have had, in a short amount of time; it is a way to honor athletes, keep them connected to Lasell and inspir,e current and future athletes to reach to those heights,” she said.

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Large classroom size should be revisited Reply

By Mackenzie Dineen – Arts Editor 

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Illustration by Amanda Bennett

There are a variety of factors that affect a prospective student’s decision to apply to a college. These include the campus, the selection of academic programs, and extracurricular activities. One of Lasell’s unique appeals is that it maintains an average class size of 25 students or less.  More…

Gaga fans meet “Joanne” Reply

By Mackenzie Dineen – Co-Arts Editor

Lady Gaga’s newest album, “Joanne,” released October 21, embodies an entirely new sound from her previous work. The album challenges her pop discography with unique folk influences and takes inspiration from artists including the Beatles, David Bowie, and Elton John. The album begins with “Diamond Heart,” a loud ballad that showcases Gaga’s raw vocals. The track focuses on “young wild Americans” and their nature. “A-Yo” is a mix of folk inspired vocals, a hip-hop breakdown, and an upbeat tempo. While the combination is interesting and nuanced, it can feel overwhelming at times. “Joanne,” the title track of the album, is an acoustic ballad focusing on loss. Lady Gaga’s intimate vocal performance makes the song more personal. The song is dedicated to, and the album is named after, Gaga’s late aunt.

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Is Lasell Haunted? Reply

By Mackenzie Dineen – Co-Arts Editor

At the ripe old age of 165 years old, Lasell is full of history. Although students live here part of the year, perhaps we have some permanent residents. With buildings that were constructed before what we know as Lasell today, is it possible for dorms and houses to be full of history and spirits alike?

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123-year-old Sarandon House is located at 145 Woodland Road and is festively decorated for Halloween. K-House is one of the houses on campus rumored to be haunted. Photo by Krista DeJulio

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