Keeping up with the 617: Analysis on every Patriots draft pick

The New England Patriots headed into the 2020 virtual draft beginning a new era under the reign of Bill Belichick, as Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski have fled south for the warmer weather in Tampa Bay. Their list of draft needs was relatively long, and they hoped to rebuild through this deep draft class.   Round […]


From seniors to citizens: Normal-ish

Senior spring to social security. On the hill to over the hill. Graduation to … grandchildren? Here’s what seniors have to say before all is said and done. This year, Christy Lano decided to adopt a cat. Instead, she fell for a dog.   “There’s this dog I want to adopt … at a shelter right […]


From seniors to citizens: Out the window

Senior spring to social security. On the hill to over the hill. Graduation to … grandchildren? Here’s what seniors have to say before all is said and done. Gabriella Melchiorri, a senior at SMFA, already knows how she wants to decorate her retirement home.   “I have these very specific paintings that I made when I […]


The Anti-Bostonian Redux: Boston-Gronk party down in Tampa

Gronkshell warning! This occasion calls for a resurrection of an old friend, a jazzed-up and jealous New York sports fan, called “The Anti-Bostonian.” For one, it is rather difficult for me to continue exploring the world of English football to sufficiently fill more columns for “The Little Londoner.” More than anything, however, the opportunity to […]


A playlist to ease your quarantine woes

Yeah, things haven’t improved much since last week — if anything, they’ve gotten worse. As I write from New York, where we have entered a state of full-blown panic, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to keep a cool and collected head. I’ve always relied on music to ground me, whether I’m making art or working on […]


HillSide Story: ‘Newsies’

We are back again with another musical recorded on stage. This time it is “Disney’s Newsies: The Broadway Musical!” (2017). Let’s start by answering the question that is on everyone’s mind: Did you two go out on a weeknight to see this in a movie theater one of the few days it was being shown […]


Keeping up with the 617: 3-round Patriots mock draft

The New England Patriots head into the 2020 NFL Draft in a novel situation regarding its current roster, as Tom Brady and many key defensive cogs no longer remain with the organization. Known for being very conservative with their draft choices, the Patriots just can’t afford to keep trading down and receiving middling picks. This […]


From seniors to citizens: 2 paths

Senior spring to social security. On the hill to over the hill. Graduation to … grandchildren? Here’s what seniors have to say before all is said and done.  Come August, two scenarios might play out for João Basso: He will be forced to leave the country, or he will start a residency position as a […]


Shades of Gray: Evolving perspectives

I was around 12 years old, sitting outside at a restaurant in Santana Row with my parents when a woman in high heels and a black mini skirt walked past, and I said “And that’s why women get raped.” My parents nodded in agreement.  There was nothing particularly distinctive about that evening, but I remember […]


Off the Gridiron: NFL mock draft

With the 2020 NFL Draft beginning on April 23, months of speculation will soon come to a close. Until then, here is my final mock draft projection for the first round.  Cincinnati Bengals: Joe Burrow The Bengals can finally move on from Andy Dalton; Burrow is the future of the franchise. Washington Redskins: Chase Young […]


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