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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Laser’s earn athletic honors in April

By Kaie QuigleyFeatures Editor

Jordan McComb carries the ball upfield for the Lasers in the team’s second game versus Dean College.
Photo by Mike Maruk

Throughout the past month, eight student-athletes have been recognized by the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) for outstanding performances in their respective sports. Members of the baseball, softball, and men’s and women’s lacrosse teams were given the conference honors.

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A well deserved “Thank You” I never got to give

By Kaie QuigleyFeatures Editor

Former “Life Changer of the Year” nominee, Amanda DeBisschop speaks at Leland & Gray Union High School’s graduation in 2018 after the yearbook was dedicated to her by the graduating class.
Photo courtesy of Linda Sperry, The Brattleboro Reformer

As I was transitioning into high school in 2015, I began to ask my older friends about some teachers and classes. Which ones to take and, more importantly, which to avoid. I began to notice a pattern: most of my friends didn’t really “enjoy” any classes they had taken… Unless the class was led by a particular teacher— “Ms. D.” I would come to find out that Ms. D was the best in the business: everyone’s favorite teacher, many students’ friend. Appearing to vanish in the blink of an eye, Amanda DeBisschop will be sorely missed in my high school community.

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Student requests fulfilled: 1851 late-night re-opens

By Kaie Quigley – Features Editor

1851 in Arnow Campus Center opens up for late night hours for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Photo by Kaie Quigley

One of the most missed on-campus offerings has returned as a reward for students’ commitment to keeping the community safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic— 1851 has re-opened for late-night dining three nights a week.

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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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Behind the birth of “Boomer the Torchbearer,” 12

By Kaie Quigley & Ruth Kehinde Features Editor & Digital Editor


Boomer’s birthday cake, and other blue themed sweet treats were available for students at the event.
Photo by Kaie Quigley.

The community celebrated the twelfth birthday of school mascot Boomer on March 24 at an event held by the Student Alumni Association (SAA) in Valentine Dining Hall. The event was complete with decorations, birthday cake, blue cotton candy, and a cookie monster ice cream bar.

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