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.
As every student at Lasell knows by now, we didn’t have a spring break this semester. What would have been one week off in March was added on to winter break in January as an extension. I think this decision did an injustice to students for a multitude of reasons.
By Kait Bedell & Zachary Kraft– News Editor and 1851 Contributor
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.
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.
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.
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.”
Running athletic facilities on campus during a pandemic has presented a multitude of challenges. The three gyms on campus – Edwards, McClelland and the Athletic Center – are open for both resident and commuter students. All facilities have precautions implemented to safeguard against COVID-19. While many students have no gripe with these precautions, some feel they are limiting.