December 2014 • Volume 9, Issue 4
The 1851 Chronicle
Lights bring cheer to holiday season
Lasers discuss decision in Ferguson, MO Ryan macleod
On November 26, Professor Jesse Tauriac hosted a community discussion about the St. Louis Grand Jury’s decision to not indict police officer Darren Wilson. A crowd of approximately 25 students and 10 professors gathered to express their opinions and feelings about what happened in Ferguson. Many students who attended were upset about what occurred and talked about how it was another act of racism that continues to go unpunished. Senior Jazmine Jackson, who initially contacted Tauriac about hosting the meeting, said, “I had contacted Dr. Jesse Tauriac late, the night of the decision after a number of my peers texted and called me expressing their anger. He immediately set up the discussion the following day.” The audience talked about what happened in Missouri and later discussed how racism is still prevalent. Many students discussed how the color of their skin makes them targets for social injustice and that, even in 2014, there is still racism in the United States. Photo by morgan brittney austin
Thousands gathered in Fanueil Hall for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting. This year marked Boston Mayor Marty Walsh’s first Christmas tree lighting.
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Ski into the season with savings lance forrest
Skiing in New England can get pricey. Peak-season lift tickets can cost upwards of $100 per person, not to mention the travel has its own costs. Once skiing has commenced food becomes a major financial factor as well. Planning ahead is a key factor to saving money. Sites like Liftopia.com offer discounts when tickets are purchased in advance. Tickets are generally more expensive on holidays and weekends, and skiing is potentially cheaper on a Monday or midweek. Many resorts offer great deals for multiple ticket purchases or for bigger groups at hotels. Resorts plan accordingly for the winter break with deals for college students with select passes and sponsored events. Mount Snow, Vermont’s most southern ski resort offers a season pass called The Double-Down Pass. This pass gives unrestricted access to Mount Snow and Stratton Mountain, separated 30 minutes by car. Mount Snow makes the pass available for ages 1826, priced at $369. There is also the 4.0 College Pass offered by Killington and Okemo in Vermont for $379, the College New England Pass for Sunday River at Sugarloaf in Maine, and Loon in New Hampshire for $349. All three of these passes are competitively priced and can be paid for after only a few days skiing, saving money one trip at a time. Mountains for skiing are generally in remote locations and this allows for high prices on the most mediocre food.
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Instead of paying $12 for a soggy batch of fries and $6 for a chocolate chip cookie, skiers and snowboarders should think about bringing a meal or two. Bringing
something as simple as a PB&J sandwich can save considerable amounts of money. “I love skiing but high ticket prices and food costs can drive me away from
certain mountains,” said junior Sean Gallahue. “That is why I normally look for the best college deal, some places even do a entire college week.”
Graphic design student wins design competition.
Students create hats in fashion class.
Preview the men’s volleyball season.
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