Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” is pure, relevant fun

By Tristan Davis – Features Editor

“Get Out” premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival to outstanding reviews. Many critics praised it for its’ writing, dramatic performances, and the fact that the film was both written and directed by first-time filmmaker Jordan Peele, better known for his comedic work on MTV, and with his Comedy Central sketch show “Key and Peele.” While all these things are true, what’s most impressive is the film’s fearlessness; it’s fast-paced, unsettling objective of tackling a deeply emotional theme that has been at the forefront of American media for quite some time: racism towards African-Americans. Continue reading “Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” is pure, relevant fun”

Refugee discussion educates Village residents, students on immigration

By Tristan Davis & Michael Bueno – Features Editor & Junior Art Director

Lasell Village residents, college faculty, and students filled the Lasell Village Ballroom on Thursday, February 2 to join Dr. Dana Janbek, Associate Professor of Public Relations, and Marc Jacobs, CEO of Jewish Family Service of Metro West for “Syrian Refugees: A Global and Local Perspective.” The event addressed current issues, including the recent travel ban on seven predominantly Muslim countries. The pair talked about Janbek’s research and Jacobs’ efforts on resettlement for refugees.  Continue reading “Refugee discussion educates Village residents, students on immigration”

Fake news sources cause problems

By Tristan Davis – Features Editor

It’s Sunday morning, and my Keurig is pumping out a decent cup of coffee for me to enjoy. I’ve been in New Jersey playing volleyball all weekend, so it’d be a good idea for me to catch up on what’s been happening in the world the past couple days. Here’s an idea; why not head over to BuzzFeed? They’ll catch me up right away and I’ll be able to converse with anyone I want regarding the weekend’s headlines.  Continue reading “Fake news sources cause problems”

Villager: medical marijuana expert

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.

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

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Professors to take sabbaticals this spring

By Tristan Davis – Features Editor

Ever since he’s been teaching a course on the history and evolution of video games, Lasell College Radio General Manager and communication professor Dr. Brian Wardyga just hasn’t been able to find a textbook that suits his class.

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Dr. Brian Wardyga is among a handful of professors to take sabbaticals this spring semester. Photo by Michael Bueno 

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