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
By Kaie Quigley and Josh Wolmer– Features Editor and 1851 Contributor
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.
By Taylor Viles & Karissa Gaughan– Sports Editor and 1851 Contributor
Building a collegiate team while keeping conference championship hopes in mind is hard in a normal year. With the extra year of eligibility granted by the NCAA due to COVID-19, head coaches were required to plan with unpredictability all but guaranteed.
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.
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.
By Kait Bedell & Kaie Quigley– News Editor and Features Editor
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.