A sweet seventh victory for women’s soccer Reply

By Armando Machado – 1851 Staff

The Lasell women’s soccer team has gotten used to winning. The expectations for this season were nothing short of a seventh straight GNAC championship win. “We knew we were going to have a good year because we have players that score a lot of goals, but also players that have a ton of assists,” said junior goalkeeper Sarah LaClair.

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The women’s soccer team won the Great Northeast Atlantic Conference for the seventh year in a row on November 5. Photo by James Payne

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Senior entrepreneur starts Cape clothing brand Reply

By Ryan Fitzgerald – Co-Editor-in-Chief

To many who spend a week or two on the Cape during the summer, the peninsula is a haven for beaches, ice cream, pastel shorts, and relaxing times with a view of the sunset. For those who call the Cape home year-round; it is known for hard-working summers crowded with tourists, annual local events like OysterFest, and local small businesses and brands. Cape Fifteen is a perfect example.

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Kyle Rumberger (L) and Shane MacNeill (R) stand with their Cape Fifteen gear at LoveLocal Fest in Hyannis. Photo Courtesy of Shane MacNeill

 

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Villager: medical marijuana expert Reply

By Ryan Fitzgerald & Tristan Davis – Co-Editor-in-Chief & Features Editor

This month’s election featured a ballot question that’s caused quite the stir of mixed reactions among voters in Massachusetts. The proposed law (which has now been passed) will legally allow individuals over 21 years of age to use, possess, and grow marijuana. Massachusetts was joined by California and Nevada to be the three states to legalize marijuana on November 8. Recreational marijuana is now legal in seven states and in our nation’s capital.

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Medical marijuana advocate Lester Grinspoon, 89, sits in his office at Lasell Village. Photo by Ryan Fitzgerald

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Understanding homelessness Reply

By Ryan Fitzgerald – Co-Editor-in-Chief

A few weeks ago I was walking the streets of Boston when I noticed a mother and son standing next to a homeless man. The mother was leaning over talking to the man while her son held a pizza box to the man offering him to take it. When the man reached and took the pizza, you could see the gratitude on his face. The man could have had a mental illness, could have been an alcoholic, or maybe a drug addict. I do know that he is a human though, just like all homeless people, and all of us. More…

Chronicle’d Podcast: Episode 4, Entrepreneur senior Shane MacNeill and Cape Fifteen Reply

By Tristan Davis – Features Editor

In this special episode of Chronicle’d Tristan Davis and Co-Editor-in-Chief Ryan Fitzgerald sit down with entrepreneur senior Shane MacNeill to discuss his and partner Kyle Rumberger’s clothing company Cape Fifteen.

Ghost Ship Harbor is a real-life haunt Reply

By Ryan Fitzgerald & Tristan Davis – Co-Editor-in-Chief & Features Editor

Sitting calmly in the bay of Quincy is a naval ship with quite a history. In 1953, the “Sea Witch” doubled as a hospital and morgue for victims of the Ionian earthquake, carrying passengers from the rubble. Many did not survive. Though the passengers from the original ride are long gone, those that still work on the ship say their spirits have made it their permanent home. Today, the USS Salem leads a very different life.

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Nicknamed the “Sea Witch,” the USS Salem sits in Quincy Harbor. Today, she’s decked out in full Halloween attire. Ghost Ship Harbor is located at 739 Washington Street, Quincy. Photo by Ryan Fitzgerald

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2016 World Series features Cubs, Indians and…Red Sox Reply

By James Payne and Ryan Fitzgerald – 1851 Staff & Co-Editor-in-Chief

The Chicago Cubs are going to the World Series. First time anyone can say that with truth to it since 1945. The Cleveland Indians will make their first appearance since 1997. The Cubs haven’t won it all in 108 years and the Indians haven’t taken home the trophy in 68 years. History is before us and it feels humbling to witness it. But you know who else is in the World Series this year? A lot of former Boston Red Sox.

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