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.
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.
By Meghan Carroll & Taylor Viles – News Editor and Sports Editor
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.
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.