Editor’s Corner: The final column

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Over the course of four years in college, there are lessons students learn that can potentially lead them on the right path in life. Such as, what restaurants deliver past midnight? Can I still pass this assignment despite writing three fewer pages than required? Or how long can I go without washing this article of clothing? In most cases, it’s three days.

In all seriousness, Lasell is nothing but a beacon of resources, help, and advice since the day incoming freshmen step foot on campus. Continue reading

It’s not crazy, it’s sports

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Every great player or coach possesses the drive to train as hard as they can to become the best. Whether it’s lifting in the weight room, sprints in the gym, or practice on the field, these athletes and coaches prepare themselves for the challenges faced in sports. Though physical training is argu­ably the most effective part of preparation, many athletes and coaches have found it necessary to prepare themselves with rituals or routines. These rituals are commonly known as superstitions. Continue reading

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

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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. Continue reading

Shuttle driver brightens students’ days

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Every weekday, between the hours of 5 p.m. and 2 a.m., he drives around campus. His job is to transport students to various locations, as he con­tributes to Lasell’s free shuttle service. He may not know every student on campus and every student may not know him, but Robert Davis will greet ev­ery passenger like a longtime friend. It’s because of this friendliness that Rob has become an icon among the student body.

“Hey man! How’s it going?” Rob said to a new passenger. He delivers a fist bump to the boarding student, having no knowledge of his name or background. It’s nothing out of the or­dinary for Rob to welcome his riders with amia­bility. As the passengers get seated, Rob changes the radio station to dance music to get everyone on board in a positive mood. Continue reading

The name game

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What’s in a name? When it comes down to it, a name is just letters. A name doesn’t necessarily define who we are as people, but it can be a great first impression. This is especially true in the world of sports, where names are remembered forever.

Most sports names aren’t special, but the person behind the name can make a plain name legendary. Take Michael Jordan for example; it isn’t a fancy name whatsoever. Because of Jordan’s greatness, his name has become a worldwide brand. Hank Aaron is another plain, but legendary name. His longtime reign as the homerun champion of baseball made Hank Aaron a great name. Continue reading

Back to football

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The best season is finally here: autumn. The air gets cooler, days become shorter, trees lose leaves, and my farmer’s tan will even out to a beautiful pasty white. Summer’s blistering heat finally dissipates, as comfortable weather settles in for a few months. It’s a time where I can say goodbye to sunburns, dysfunctional air conditioners in my bedroom, and dehydration. Don’t get me wrong; I love the summer. I mean, who couldn’t? But, with the departure of summer comes the arrival of one thing: football.

That’s right, the most popular sport is back and my favorite team has started off on the right foot. There’s nothing like watching 22 players battling it out on the pitch. The goals, corner kicks, and saves are just some of the things that make the 90 minutes of play exciting every fall. Wait, did you think I was talking about the NFL? I should have said soccer. Continue reading