The future is pass/fail

By Claire CrittendonCo-Editor-in-Chief

The feeling of pure ecstasy as you hear your professor say, “this assignment will be graded on completion,” is unmatched. Your stress melts away, your breathing evens out, you realize you don’t have to spend the next two weeks agonizing in anticipation of a certain Canvas notification; all college-level classes should be pass/fail by default.

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Fall sports season playoff round-up

By Kaie QuigleyCo-Editor-in-Chief

Lasell defends against a UMass Dartmouth attack in a midseason matchup. Photo by LJ VP LaFiura
Field hockey players showing breast cancer awareness colors on Grellier Field on October 9. Photo by Mike Maruk

The fall sports season came to a close in November for all teams. Five of the six fall teams competed in the playoffs this season, with men’s soccer being the only team to miss out on the postseason. The wrap of the season and completion of the playoffs brought the announcement of the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) end-of-season awards and honors. In total, nine Lasers were honored by the GNAC in their respective sports.

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Alyssa DeOliveira: A first-year to remember

By Kaie Quigley & Nico ManganielloCo-Editor-in-Chief & 1851 Contributor

Alyssa DeOliveira and Bobbi O’Guin celebrate after DeOliveira’s opening goal against the Monks. Photo by Joe Giacco

First-year women’s soccer striker Alyssa DeOliveira from East Providence, Rhode Island was named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Rookie of the Year for the 2021 season. She lead the conference in goals scored (18) and shots (97) on her way to becoming the program’s first-ever Rookie of the Year.

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Women’s soccer advances to GNAC championship

By Kaie Quigley – Co-Editor-in-Chief/Digital Sports Editor

All photos courtesy of Joe Giacco

On Wednesday afternoon at Taylor Field, the No. 2 seeded women’s soccer team defeated No. 3 St. Joseph’s College of Maine 2-0 in the semi-finals of the Great Northeastern Athletic Conference (GNAC) tournament. The Lasers will now move on to their tenth title game in school history, and look to take home their ninth GNAC cup— all of which have been under head coach Vito La Francesca.

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Costume Do’s and Don’ts

By Casey DiBari & Claire Crittendon1851 Contributor & Editor in Chief

Halloween is in full swing once again this year, especially on campus. After a year filled with quarantining, tests and vaccinations, we know students are excited to have a night of fun, whether you’re going out with friends or staying on campus. However, we want to remember this year that along with making sure you’re being careful, make sure that your costumes aren’t going to offend other people in our community.

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Editor’s Corner: Text me when you get home

By Claire CrittendonCo-Editor-in-Chief

(L-R) Seniors Aster Kallman, Claire Crittendon and Nick Brown. Photo courtesy of Claire Crittendon

My college application essay was on the importance of what I called at the time, my found family. My friends, mentors, partners – people I knew would meet me with the perfect balance of patience, support, accountability, and love.

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Family, Friends, Alumni weekend is back

By Claire Crittendon, Izzy Woods & Karissa GaughanCo-Editor-in-Chief & 1851 Contributors

Family, friends and alumni flocked to campus from October 16 to 18 to reconnect with their loved ones within the Lasell community. This annual event was put on pause in 2020 to respect federal and state COVID-19 guidelines, but two weeks ago the Office of Student Activities launched three days of non-stop, in-person events.  

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Celebration for largest community donation

By Claire Crittendon, Alexandra White & Karissa GaughanCo-Editor-in-Chief & 1851 Contributors

On October 18, the newly dedicated Michal Longe ‘95 School Of Business hosted a celebration at the Dunne House to commemorate the largest donation given to Lasell, and the family behind it. 

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