First-year Ally Kirck dominating the diamond

By Josh Wolmer and Zach Kraft – 1851 Contributors

Ally Kirck at the plate in the first inning during a recent game against Fisher College.
Photo by Mike Maruk

First-year athletes are an asset that can make or break a collegiate athletic team’s chances of winning. They are not only being groomed for the future of the university’s athletic program but potentially a professional career for themselves.

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The importance of the Electoral College

By Caroline St. Croix1851 Contributor

“Presidential Election Process.” Photo curtsy of ​Dana Summers,​ The Daily Progress

With the 2020 election coming up on November 3, the electoral college will be used to directly elect our future president of the United States. ​The Electoral College is an important aspect of American democracy and needs to be preserved. According to ​USA.gov, ​the candidate who gets the most popular votes wins the electoral votes for that state. Therefore, the candidate receives that number of electors in the Electoral College. Many people argue that the system is no longer needed but I believe that the Electoral College keeps our Presidential system in line.

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SAT’s Hinder Upward Mobility of Students in Low Income and Racially Ethnic Families

By Karissa M. Gaughan1851 Contributor

Drawing by Karissa M. Gaughan

Standardized testing shouldn’t dictate a student’s eligibility or acceptance into college or university. The preconceived notion that test scores predict the potential success of future students has been a disservice to the young minds in our educational system. 

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My first impressions on Lasell

By Xavier Edwards1851 Contributor

Photo courtesy of Xavier Edwards

As many of us know this is not the college experience that we were expecting. It definitely wasn’t what I was expecting for my first year as a college student and i’m sure most people can say this. But as far as my impressions on the Lasell community, I’m very impressed. Now ask yourself how do you feel about the Lasell community? With that being said let’s jump right in. 

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