Newman Society aims to educate community Reply

By Tim Kelleher – 1851 Staff

While many college students may not take the time to go to church or practice religion, the Newman Society makes time and works toward defying negative connotations surrounding their beliefs. Sophomores Maggie Haggerty and Mary Fran Hansen of the Newman Society strive to engage students who are interested in learning more about the Catholic faith.    More…

Siege of Jadotville is another Netflix classic Reply

By Tim Kelleher – 1851 Staff

The Siege of Jadotville is an underdog story. This Netflix Original movie is based on a true story that took place in September of 1961 in the Katanga Province of the Democratic-Republic of the Congo. I’ll start with summarizing the actual events. In real life, there was a large mercenary group that was working for the seceded State of Katanga. The state of Katanga seceded from the DR Congo in 1960 and had become fairly aggressive around its surrounding states. The United Nations had decided to send in Swedish, Indian and most notably, Irish forces to keep the region stable but not to get involved by any means necessary, engaging only if absolutely needed. The Irish troops are the featured ones in this movie.

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Women’s lacrosse decides to “Be Bold, Be Bald” Reply

By Tim Kelleher – 1851 Staff

Everyone loves a heartfelt story of a sports team coming together and standing up for something outside of their respective sport. This month, the women’s lacrosse team worked in conjunction with Facing Cancer Together, a Newton-based cancer group, participating in the worldwide event, “Be Bold, Be Bald” that took place on Friday, October 21.

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Women’s lacrosse players wore bald caps to raise cancer awareness while working with the “Be Bold, Be Bald” campaign. Photo courtesy of Bridget Delaney.

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How to survive on Mars without really trying Reply

By Tim Kelleher – Opinion Editor

Imagine a beautiful, baron landscape. One with two moons and extreme conditions. This is the incredible setting for “The Martian.” Now, in the same place, where there is no natural water and where you can’t grow anything, imagine being impaled, barely surviving an extreme storm, and your entire crew left with the only way of getting off the planet.

Photo courtesy of utahpeoplespost.com Matt Damon stars in “The Martian,” a new film in which Damon’s character is stranded on Mars and must survived by himself. The film was directed by Ridley Scott and was released on October 2.

Photo courtesy of utahpeoplespost.com
Matt Damon stars in “The Martian,” a new film in which Damon’s character is stranded on Mars and must survived by himself. The film was directed by Ridley Scott and was released on October 2.

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Sports Museum hits a home run Reply

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Tim Kelleher – 1851 Staff

Boston has a rich history dating back to the birth of the United States of America. Some of the things Boston is most proud of are its sports teams. The Patriots, Celtics, Red Sox, and Bruins all have rich history and a dedicated fan base to match. A place that displays every memorable moment for these teams is The Sports Museum located in the TD Garden, the home stadium for the Bruins and Celtics. This exciting museum covers everything from the evolution of women’s basketball to the original football team, the Boston Redskins. If it involves Boston and sports, chances are it’s there. More…

Teams travel for spring break Reply

By Tim Kelleher – 1851 Staff

It’s safe to say that Lasell is fed up with all of the snow and cold. Some athletes were lucky enough to escape down south for spring break. The baseball and softball teams went to Fort Myers, Florida and men’s lacrosse went to Georgetown, Texas. Other than getting to see the beautiful sights of Florida and Texas in warmer weather, the teams were also practicing and playing in some games.

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“American Sniper” thrives in book and film 1

“American Sniper” is directed and produced by Clint Eastwood and stars Bradley Cooper in a controversial war film adaptation of the book by the same name by Chris Kyle.  (photo courtesy of teaser-trailer.com)

“American Sniper” is directed and produced by Clint Eastwood and stars Bradley Cooper in
a controversial war film adaptation of the book by the same name by Chris Kyle. (photo courtesy of teaser-trailer.com)

By Tim Kelleher1851 Staff

“American Sniper,” a memoir by Chris Kyle reflecting on his military career, and the film adaptation, directed and produced by Clint Eastwood, starring Bradley Cooper, chronicles everything from joining the military to being in firefights to returning back to civilian life. More…

“Mockingjay” Part 1 is breathtaking Reply

"Mockingjay Part One" opened in theaters recently and has impressed audiences and fans of both the "Hunger Games" books and movies. The film stars Jennifer Lawrence (center) as Katniss Everdeen. (Photo courtesy of hdwallpapers.ln)

“Mockingjay Part One” opened in theaters recently and has impressed audiences and fans of both the “Hunger Games” books and movies. The film stars Jennifer Lawrence (center) as Katniss Everdeen. (Photo courtesy of hdwallpapers.ln)

By Tim Kelleher – 1851 Staff

There is a lot you can say about The Hunger Games Trilogy. Exciting, exhilarating, even brilliant. After attending the release, I can say these words accurately describe the third installation of the four part series. Mockingjay can be seen as “just a filler” or a “trailer for part four.” Although there is some sense behind these statements, they are not completely true. As a stand-alone movie, the film did a great job of keeping the attention and same level of the excitement and interest in the movie as in the book.

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