Relay for Life reveals Disney theme

By Mackenzie Dineen – Arts Editor

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Relay For Life hosted the annual kickoff event on November 14, where they announced the theme for this year’s event would be Disney. Photo by Mackenzie Dineen

Relay for Life hosted their annual kick-off event on Tuesday, November 14 in the Arnow Campus Center. The event allowed groups to sign up at a discounted rate for that evening only, although tickets are available from now until the Relay for Life event, and will increase in price by increments. The event was complete with balloons, music, cake, and of course, a large body of students in attendance. The club also revealed the Disney theme for the anticipated 2018 relay season. Continue reading “Relay for Life reveals Disney theme”

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

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.  Continue reading ““Heaven Upside Down” won’t pass the pearly gates”

Sports Hall of Fame: honoring a legacy

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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Gaga fans meet “Joanne”

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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