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Influenza Season

By Ruth KehindeDigital Editor

On September 23, a campus-wide email was sent on the behalf of Richard Arnold, the Director of Health Services by Assistant Vice President and Dean of Student Affairs David Hennessay stating the opening of the school’s flu walk-in clinic in Arnow Campus Center. According to this email, getting this vaccine required no appointment and had no cost. The only ask was for Lasers to bring their health insurance information.

A final email was sent on October 5 stating October 9 was the final time for Lasers to get their vaccine, extending the deadline.

Student Affairs launches new food committee

By Meghan CarrollNews Editor
Lasell has created a Food Committee to help directly address concerns and questions students may have. The main goal of the Food Committee is to improve Lasell University students’ dining experience, allowing them to talk directly to the director of food services: Michael Quackenbush and Associate Vice President of Administration and Operations, Diane Parker. At meetings, they discuss how to improve Lasell dining services not only within the dining hall, but also 1851, The 1851 Market and Starbucks located in the Science and Technology Center.

The food committee meets on Tuesdays biweekly from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.. Meetings will be held upstairs in Arnow campus center classroom. Students are welcome to come in and give their feedback. If a student is unable to attend but want to contribute feedback, please email Vice President of Student Affairs Xavier Fort at xfort@lasell.edu to voice your suggestions.

Four-legged friend visits campo

By Meghan CarrollNews Editor

Saturday, October 10, Campus police had an unexpected visitor stop by. In the early morning, Lieutenant Steve Bradley was in his office getting some work done when he heard a smash of glass. Thinking there was an intruder or someone purposely causing a disturbance, he ran to where he heard the noise. He then saw a deer walking away from the scene. The deer took the liberty to smash his way through the Putnam offices, most likely mistaking his reflection for another deer causing him to charge. The deer did not appear to have any injuries.

Admissions allow tours again

By Meghan CarrollNews Editor

Due to COVID-19, tours at Lasell came to a halt until a plan could be put together to ensure the safety of Blue Key Society Ambassadors, as well as the general campus population. After careful consideration and planning, the Lasell Office of Undergraduate Admissions started hosting tours on campus September 21.

The tour itself has been altered to show as much of campus while trying to limit con- tact with students. Guests who schedule tours on campus must fill out a COVID-19 self-assessment. In order to ensure proper social distancing, tours are restricted to one student and two guests per ambassador.

SGA Election Results

By Adam Hallenbeck1851 Staff

The Student Government Association (SGA) released the results of their fall elec- tions on September 26 through their Insta-gram account. Seven new members of the club were voted in. Junior Melaney Jenkins was elected to be the Vice President of Communications and Anthony Bruno will serve as the First Year Class President. The five senators elected to join the group are junior Haley Sherman, first-year Emma Chai, junior Bo Moore, sophomore Kemley Joseph, first year Julia Ramza, first-year Sophia Couto and first-year Kares Mack.

The Return of the Lasers Reply

By Meghan Carroll – News Editor

Coach Al Eaton addresses the Women’s Lacrosse team during practice on October 14.
Photo by LJ VP Lafiura.

After almost eight months without sports, Lasell athletes are finally returning to practice; with some guidelines and restrictions, of course. By October 18, not only have fall sports been cleared to practice, non-traditional fall teams such as men’s and women’s basketball, lacrosse, and baseball can as well.

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Are online classes effective? Reply

By Lisa Ortiz & Meghan Carroll1851 Staff & News Editor

COVID-19 has created challenges for many people. Especially, college students. The way we learn differs from person to person. There are visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and linguistic learners. Experiencing both in-person classes and online classes over the past three years, I am convinced that the best way to learn is in a real-life classroom.

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First-year two-sport athlete finds upside during COVID-19 1

By Meghan Carroll & Taylor VilesNews Editor and Sports Editor

Sarah Milne is looking forward to her first season as a Laser.
Photo by: Taylor Viles

Sports play an important role in life for many people. Due to COVID-19, the enjoyment of sports was abruptly taken away. Athletes were affected by the guidelines and restrictions of the virus. The Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) canceled its 2020 spring season due to the spike in cases, not thinking the same precautions would continue into the following semester.

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Welcome back, COVID-style Reply

By Katie Peters, Claire Crittendon & Meghan CarrollEditors-in-Chief & News Editor

September 5-8 saw the return of 720 resident and 263 commuter students to residential halls and academic buildings, according to the Registrar’s Office, unveiling the COVID-19 prepped campus. An additional 443 students are studying remotely online.

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Black Lives Matter here and everywhere Reply

By Katie Peters, Claire Crittendon & Meghan CarrollEditors-in-Chief & News Editor

A Black Lives Matter sign sits in an Auburndale resident’s front yard. Photo by Katie Peters

On May 25, the death of Minneapolis resident George Floyd at the hands of then-police officer Derek Chauvin set off nationwide protests, bringing to light racial in- justice and police brutality that Black Americans face. Black Lives Matter (BLM) was established in 2013 following the deaths of two Black men killed by police, Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

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Unfinished business: Senior lasers return for 2021 season 3

By: Meghan Carroll1851 Staff

The year 2020 has been a rough one for everyone. With the rapid growth of COVID-19, our lives have come to an abrupt stop. Everyone has been impacted in some sort of way, especially students, more specifically, senior student-athletes.

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Vanderhorst: The ultimate fighter battles beyond the court Reply

By Meghan Carroll- 1851 Staff

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Kevin Vanderhorst pictured in the Athletic Center where he spends countless hours practicing for the upcoming basketball season.
Photo Courtesy of Meghan Carroll.

Junior Kevin Vanderhorst was born July 20, 1997 and raised in the Dominican Republic until 2013, when he came to the U.S. with his mom, dad and little brother. He moved to Lawrence, Mass, where he attended Lawrence’s public school system. His life changed instantly. He didn’t know anyone and having to learn a new language along with the change of weather made adjusting harder. But, his passion to be on the court was always familiar.

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