Welcome back, COVID-style

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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GNAC comes to a halt due to pandemic

By Taylor VilesSports Editor

Usually busy with athletes, the Athletic Center is now home to equipment from the Edwards Gym until sports come back in session.
Photo by Taylor Viles

On March 13, the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) opted to cancel the remainder of its spring season. The decision was made to protect student-athletes, fans and other athletic personnel.

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Canceled spring sports creates new opportunity

By: Josh Wolmer- 1851 Staff

With the college sports world coming to a close, athletes everywhere are looking to see what the next step is. Senior Amanda Ortiz leads her basketball team into the locker room after the final home game of this season. Photo by: Adam Hallenbeck

On March 11, the sports world was rocked as NBA star Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19, more commonly known as coronavirus.  As a result, sports league presidents and commissioners had no choice but to suspend all play of their season until after this pandemic ends.  

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Kristy Walter: The lifelong Laser

By Taylor Viles1851 Staff

Athletic Director Kristy Walter has worked on building the athletic program from the ground up, starting the program as part of her masters program at Northeastern University. Photo by Taylor Viles.

Lasell’s athletic program boasts over 300 student-athletes and includes 17 varsity teams between men’s and women’s sports. It may surprise some that Lasell wasn’t always a Division III NCAA school, and the person responsible for Lasell’s athletic department, Kristy Walter, is still working tirelessly as the Director of Athletics today.

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PHOTOS: Women’s Soccer GNAC

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Photos by Tom Horak – Staff Photographer

On Sunday, November 7 women’s soccer earned their sixth consecutive Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) championship over Emmanuel College. Unfortunately, the season ended early when they were knocked out of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) tournament by Rowan University.


Game, set, match: Anderson and Dionne call it a career

Photos by Tom Horak

Zachary Gray – Co-Editor-In-Chief

As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. That’s the case every year at the conclusion of the men’s volleyball season. With a 3-0 Greater Northeast Athletic Conference semifinals loss to top-seeded Rivier on April 10, seniors Tim Anderson and Matt Dionne wrapped up their collegiate careers. The April 5th Senior Day celebrated the careers of Anderson and Dionne, but it was actually the second time they participated in a senior day together. The two Danville, NH natives graduated from Timberlane Regional High School in 2010 and have been friends since seventh grade.
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Softball improves from last season

Senior Courtney Moen makes a throw to first. (Photo by Tom Horak)
Senior Courtney Moen makes a throw to first. (Photo by Tom Horak)

Brianna Robbins – 1851 Staff

After losing only one senior from last season, the softball team capitalized on the opportunity to improve this spring with help from many returnees, some new freshman, and a brand new set of coaches.

The Lasers spring break trip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina was a success, as the team compiled a 5-3 record. Last year the team went 3-7 during the same trip.

Not only does the softball team use the tournament to play different competitors on the field, but they also use the trip as a chance to get to know each other better and become closer as team. The team welcomed six new freshmen to the team and one transfer.
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