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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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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University upgrades internet over winter break

By Kaie Quigley, Rayana Petrone & Josh Wolmer – Features Editor and 1851 Contributors

While the student body was away on winter break, the university made several technological upgrades in hopes of improving internet connection for the campus community. Taking a hybrid approach to the 2020-2021 school year due to COVID-19, having competent WiFi has become a necessity. 

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Dining Services makes alteration for Spring

By Katie Peters, Emma Ingenohl & Josh Wolmer – Co-Editor-in-Chief & 1851 Contributors

Bags of food wait to be picked up at the counter of 1851, which is now open for limited late-night options.
Photo by Katie Peters

Upon arriving back to campus this semester, resident students were faced with new regulations surrounding dining hall procedures. The biggest change being each student is allowed only one styrofoam take-out container per meal swipe, along with side containers for sauces, fruit, soups, etc.

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McCarthy returns as new athletic trainer

By Josh Wolmer & Zach Kraft – 1851 Contributors

Mari McCarthy is ready to put her skills to work once the Spring season begins.
Photo courtesy of Mari McCarthy

The Athletics Department added new interim athletic trainer Mari McCarthy after beloved trainer Hilary Turner left in the Fall. McCarthy is extremely excited to be a part of the team and is no stranger to being on campus. She completed her undergraduate and graduate programs through Lasell in the five-year program before becoming employed with the University. Despite fielding offers from other colleges such as Brandeis, McCarthy chose to reunite with her alma mater. 

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Doc Emerick retires, leaving legacy

By Josh Wolmer1851 Staff

Doc sitting inside the garden taking the scenery in.
Photo by Josh Wolmer.

Last month the voice of hockey, Doc Emerick, called it a career leaving a legacy behind that can never be matched. His voice was heard for many generations. His impact on Lasell students, as hockey fans, was imminent. Many recall him calling Sidney Crosby’s golden goal in Vancouver back in 2010, TJ Oshie’s shootout heroics in Russia and him calling the Bruins 2011 Stanley Cup victory when they beat the president trophy-winning, Vancouver Canucks. 

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