Residents almost allowed to visit each other placed

By Taylor VilesSports Editor

Student’s enjoy a recent screening of “Hairspray” in the Arnow quad with their friends.
Photo by Taylor Viles

In late March, a proposal presented by the Resident Assistants (RAs) was all but agreed upon to allow resident students to visit each other in on-campus housing. Following a perfectly timed COVID-19 outbreak on campus at the end of March into the beginning of April, the decision was then tabled

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Softball with best start in program history

By Kaie Quigley and Josh Wolmer – Features Editor and 1851 Contributor

Infielders high-five each other as the team heads into the top of an inning versus Johnson & Wales. L to R: Angelena Piers, Alexis Truesdale, Eryn Sheeley, Brianna Gendreau, Katie Hopkins.
Photo by Mike Maruk

After a long wait, the softball team didn’t waste time recording the best start in program history, with eight wins to begin the season before falling to Johnson & Wales University (JWU) in a set of doubleheaders. Since then, their overall record has returned to an average of 8-10, but the team matched their win total from their last full season played. Second-year head coach Sarah Woodside said she has seen the team improve in both attitude and skill since she stepped into her role with the program in 2020.

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What’s it like to play with masks?

By Taylor Viles – Sports Editor

A men’s lacrosse helmet sits on Grellier Field displaying the inserted mask that all players are required to wear.
Photo by Taylor Viles

Creating a safe atmosphere for sports to return to play this spring was arduous. Regulations had to be agreed upon by all competing Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) schools and multiple sacrifices were endured.

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The Beautiful Stuff Project is truly something beautiful

By Rebecca Osowski – 1851 Contributor

The Beautiful Stuff Project’s storefront located at 511 Medford St. in Somerville.
Photo courtesy of Marina Seevak

The Beautiful Stuff Project is a mission to “inspire creativity and increase access to play and the arts through reuse,” an idea that runs true through their unique treasure box curriculum. 

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COVID-19 vaccine mandated for fall 2021 placed

By Kait Bedell – News Editor

Staff members received the COVID-19 vaccine during the on campus clinic. Since then, Lasell has decided to mandate the vaccine for all students in the fall.
Photo courtesy of Ian Meropol

The COVID-19 vaccine will be required for all students attending in the fall of 2021. The news was announced in an email from President Michael Alexander on April 14.

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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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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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