Lasers bested by Union in non-conference bout

By Kaie QuigleyCo-Editor-in-Chief

All photos by Joe Giacco

On Saturday afternoon at Taylor Field, the Lasers fell to undefeated Union College 1-0. As of match time, Union was 5-0 and ranked eighth in Division III, Region III. 

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Lasers drop final weekend home game to Curry College

By Rebecca Osowski – Co-Editor-in-Chief

Photos courtesy of Janard Jones/Lasell Athletics

Following a riveting matchup against the Anna Maria Amcats Saturday afternoon, the Lasers returned to Taylor Field to face Curry College. Despite a strong effort, the Lasers fell to Curry 6-2.

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Senior Blaha Scores Every Quarter in First Home Win Against Elms College

By Karissa GaughanDigital Sports Editor

Senior Sheridan Blaha controls possession for the Lasers. Photo courtesy of Janard Jones/Lasell Athletics

The Lasell Women’s Field Hockey team had their home opener Thursday at Grellier Field, and took their second win of the season. The Lasers dominated the Elms Blazers by a score of 9-0 in their first Great Northeast Athletic Conference game of the season.

The game’s leading scorer, senior Sheridan Blaha said “We went into the GNAC game knowing we had to play like a team and that’s just what we did. More games like this will lead us to the cup.”

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Intramurals: Everything you need to know

By Taylor Viles Sports Editor

Players pose for a group picture following the spring intramural basketball championship. Photo courtesy of Conner Peters

Many students’ dreams of playing sports come to an end when they graduate from high school. Entering into collegiate athletics is competitive even at Division III, but the intramurals program at Lasell gives students the opportunity to stay active on campus while not subjecting them to the grueling schedule belonging to the varsity teams.

“Right now for intramural sports, we have basketball, two-hand-touch football, floor hockey…dodgeball…and then just some faculty versus student games,” said grad assistant Conner Peters (‘21). Peters was hired by the athletic department after his graduation last May to lead the intramural program for this school year and the next one.

This school year has seen growth for the program unlike any before. “Last semester, we hit the most participants we’ve ever had in Lasell intramural history,” said Silva.

Most intramural sports play a “season” against teams made up of their peers, providing the possibility of exciting competition against friends. The non-season formats are for smaller tournament events. “It’s very fun and games, no tryouts,” Peters said about the intramural program. “It’s a lot of fun, just go out there and have fun with your friends,” said Peters.

Intramural basketball is a six-team league that plays out of the athletic center during the fall and winter. The season is currently wrapping up, but there are a couple more intramural events taking place before the end of the semester. There was a football tournament on April 24 and Peters is hopeful of a dodgeball tournament the week before students leave for summer.

According to sophomore sports management major Riley Silva, the one-day tournaments are something the program hopes to focus on a little more. These one-day events could include other sports like cornhole.

When asked about the possibility of expanding the program to compete against intramural programs at other colleges, Peters said it’s a discussion that still needs to be had with his immediate bosses, Director of Athletics Kristy Walter and Assistant Director of Athletics Cait Connolly.

Potential additions in terms of sports could be tennis, as there is the multi-purpose court located on Seminary Avenue, beach volleyball, and maybe even a spikeball tournament. “I just need to make sure we have enough participation,” said Peters. “I need the students to say ‘that’s what we want.’”

If a student came to campus and decided they wanted to get involved in an intramural, Peters says it’s easy to do so. “I would recommend if they have social media, go to the intramural page (lasell_intramurals) [on instagram], or they can email me at my school email (cpeters@lasell.edu).”

Men’s Volleyball run to GNAC finals

By Pat Carbone – Copy Editor

Theo Zaharewicz, Tucker Merritt, and Jordan Shinaut prepare to block the ball against Rivier. Photo by Karisa Gaughan

On April 9, the number two seeded men’s volleyball team traveled to first seeded Wentworth Institute of Technology to battle for the 2022 Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Championship. The Lasers came up short as Wentworth claimed victory in three sets and move on to the DIII NCAA Tournament as GNAC Champions.

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Hooked on news early on

By Marie C. Franklin Faculty Advisor

Associate Professor of Journalism and Advisor of The 1851 Chronicle, Marie C. Franklin, smiles for the camera while being interviewed by Today Australia three years ago. Photo by Alex Balletto

My love of journalism goes back to before I even started school. I’m three, maybe four, sitting on my daddy’s lap, soaking up time with him, as he reads his morning newspapers. Providence Journal, Wall Street Journal, Boston Herald American. “Daddy, who is that man in the picture?” I asked. “President Dwight Eisenhower,” my father would reply, and then he’d turn the page.

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“It’s Gone to Your Head” Review

By Abi Brown & Rachel Shepard – Arts Editor & Copy Editor

From April 6 to 16, in the Wedeman Art Gallery located in Yamawaki Center for the Arts, was its latest exhibit, cleverly titled “It’s Gone To Your Head.” 

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