Valentine Dining Hall re-opens for indoor seating

By Kait Bedell & Kaie Quigley – News Editor and Features Editor

Signs inside Valentine Dining Hall direct students to available seating.
Photo by Katie Peters

The Valentine Dining Hall opened up their indoor seating on Tuesday, March 9 for the first time since the pandemic broke out. After what was a long-awaited decision based on the safety of students, the university decided it was time to allow students to dine indoors. 

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GNAC competition is back for spring

By Pat Carbone1851 Staff

Lasell’s Softball team gathers between innings during the first game of a doubleheader on March 23 against Wentworth Institute of Technology.
Photo by Mike Maruk

On March 8, the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) released a statement approving the 2021 spring sports season with limited conference play. The news comes after a year-long hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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RAs COVID-19 regulation proposal to be approved

By Kait Bedell & Zachary Kraft – News Editor and 1851 Contributor

Students have been using the outdoor tents around campus as an alternative to spending time with each other in dorms because of the current covid restrictions.
Photo by Kait Bedell

On Thursday, March 25, the COVID-19 Task Force moved forward with the principle of a proposal sent forward by several Resident Assistants (RAs) in an attempt to lift some of the residential hall restrictions. 

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Hurdles to pass for track and field

By LJ VP Lafiura – 1851 Staff

The sprinters train on Taylor Field ahead of their upcoming season.
Photo by LP VP Lafiura

When spring sports received clearance to resume playing, it felt like activities around campus were beginning to return to normal. No team has had an easy transition into play, but especially the track & field team. Between finding a venue to play and viable competition, this season will have many challenges.

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Resident Assistants push for change

By Kait Bedell – News Editor

Signage around campus reminds students to be mindful of current campus COVID-19 policies, as seen here in Woodland Hall.
Photo by Kait Bedell

Three Resident Assistants (RAs) have drafted a proposal for the COVID-19 task force to allow residential life restrictions to be lifted enough for students to be allowed to congregate with a few other students within their dorms.

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Flex classes: a mid-year review of online learning

By Audrey Abbate, Angela Hayes & Emma Ingenohl – 1851 Contributors

At Lasell, a major new adoption is the flex class format. Flex classes are made up of resident, commuter, and remote students with resident and commuter students coming to class in-person, while their remote peers join via Zoom. This new class format is to promote equity in the learning environment and to cater to both students and professors who were given the option to remain at home last semester and this one alike. 

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COVID-19 testing coordinator shines in Edwards

By Felipe Bida – 1851 Contributor

COVID-19 test coordinator Neusa Do Nascimento sits at her station in the testing center, located on the top floor of Edwards.
Photo by Felipe Bida

The first time I took a COVID-19 test at Lasell last Fall, I accidentally contaminated the cotton swab by letting it touch the table for approximately 0.2 seconds. That’s when I first took notice of Neusa Do Nascimento, the testing coordinator. She took the swab, threw it out, opened me up a new one, and with a warm smile that shone through her mask she said, “Sorry, you’re probably gonna be so sick of me by the end of the semester.” 

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