New TV shows: What’s hot, what’s not Reply

By Tristan Davis – Features Editor 

“Vinyl,” HBO – premieres February 14

Brought to you by a lineup of big names including Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger, and Terence Winter, “Vinyl” stars Bobby Cannavale (“Chef,” “Ant-Man”) as Richie Finestra, a record executive trying to reinvigorate his record label in 1970s New York. Olivia Wilde and Ray Ro- mano will also have lead roles in the seven-episode premiere season.


“Hail, Caesar!,” a Coen triumph Reply

By Tristan Davis – Features Editor

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It’s not often we are treated to a Coen brothers’ production, and the long-awaited premiere of “Hail, Caesar!” had great expectations. Coming off of the Academy Award-nominated drama “Inside Llewyn Davis,” in 2013, the Coens ventured further back in time to 1950s Hollywood, where a ma- jor actor has suddenly gone missing.


February’s best films to see Reply

By Tristan Davis, Megan Palumbo, Allie Talarico, & Casey DiBari – Features, Sports Editors, & 1851 Staff


“Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” opened February 5. Photo courtesy of IMDb

“Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” – February 5

In this genre-bending reanimation of a classic Jane Austen novel written in 1813, “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” seamlessly combines the majesty of early 19th century English society with the blood-curdling action of horror and science fiction. Austen’s main characters, plot points, and love interests remain the same, despite the added nuisance of the undead. Lily James (“Cinderella”) plays protagonist Elizabeth Bennet, who wields daggers while wearing dresses, replaces garters with zombie guts, and leads her sisters through battle without once surrendering her grace and propriety. Based on the novel of the same name by Seth Grahame-Smith, the movie “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” is directed by Burr Steers. – A. Talarico


Like my phone, respect for school property is dead Reply

By Tristan Davis – Features Editor 

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Graphic by Jamie McTigue

In J.J. Abrams’ “Super 8,” the small town of Lillian, Ohio begins experiencing a strange phenomenon. Overnight, countless convenience stores and neighborhood homes are robbed of various electronic devices with no trace of where they’ve gone or who has taken
them. Spoiler alert: an alien has escaped government captivity and is using all of these
electronic devices to build a spaceship that can finally take him back home. Why did I tell
you this story? It seems that Lasell College has fallen victim to this same alien. Several of
the phone chargers attached to the computers in Brennan Library and around campus
have seemingly gone missing, or have been destroyed to the point where they are no longer able to use.


Women’s soccer fundraises for charity Reply

By Tristan Davis – Features Editor

This past October, the women’s soccer team helped raise money for the Kick for Dana Farber fund, a program that benefits both the Jimmy Fund and Dana Farber through soccer. The “Pink Day” home game took place October 17, and featured a squad of Lasers sporting pink jerseys in support of the cause.

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Women’s soccer sported pink jerseys in support of the Kick for Dana Farber Foundation. Photo by Tom Horak


Movie previews for winter break Reply

By Tristan Davis & Haleigh Santilli – Features & Arts Editors 

“Krampus”- December 4

There are a lot of things you could say this movie is not, but original wouldn’t be one of them. After Christmas day didn’t turn out as well as he planned, a young boy accidentally summons a Christmas demon to his home, terrorizing him and his family. The film stars Adam Scott (“Step Brothers,” “Parks and Recreation”), Allison Tolman (“Fargo”), and David Koechner (“Anchorman”). With the tagline “You don’t want to be on his list,” comedy, scares, and laughs are sure to ensue. – T. Davis


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Chronicle’d Podcast: Episode 5 Reply

By Tristan Davis – Features Editor

“1851 Chronicle” features editor, Tristan Davis brings you bi-weekly updates about news and events happening at Lasell College and in the Greater Boston area including Boston’s Ugly Sweater Run, Professor Guzman’s class teaching young kids Spanish basics and the annual symposium announcement. We at “The 1851 Chronicle” wish everyone a safe, happy and healthy holiday season and look forward to bringing you the news next semester.

Chronicle’d Podcast: Episode 4 Reply

By Tristan Davis – Features Editor

“1851 Chronicle” features editor, Tristan Davis brings you bi-weekly updates about news and events happening at Lasell College and in the Greater Boston area including new hire Woodrow Reese as Director of Residential Life, upcoming shows at the House of Blues and the turnout of the GNAC women’s soccer.