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By Nicole Taylor – Copy Editor

NFL player Colin Kaepernick, backup quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, recently started a trend, and not the kind of trend you see from designers. Kaepernick has been sitting or kneeling during the National Anthem to protest police brutality and the oppression of minorites in America. Shattering stereotypes and minority issues is my middle name, but when you show disrespect to your country, that is where I have an issue.  More…

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By Shapleigh Webster, Nicole Taylor, & Casey DiBari – Copy Editor & 1851 Staff

The Nutcracker

Looking for a treat outside the traditional tree lighting? Boston Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” is one of the city’s longest running traditions. The ballet, inspired by Tchaikovsky’s work, is held annually at the Boston Opera House. Per- formances run daily until December 31. Tickets start at $35 and can be purchased at the Boston Ballet box office Monday through Friday 9:30-5, online at, or by calling (617) 695-6955.