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Men’s volleyball swept by conference opponent

Junior outside hitter Samuel Willinger (left) totaled  seven digs in Friday's loss. Photo credit: Montse Landeros

By Emily Cardona, Deputy Sports Editor

February 28, 2020

The men’s volleyball team lost its third straight conference game to Lasell University in straight sets on Friday, remaining winless in GNAC play. Lasell took a 2-0 lead in the first set after a ball handling error by the Lions. Outside hitter and defense specialist Danny Darress recorded a kill,...

Basketball shows up strong for NEWMAC Academic All-Conference

Photo credit: Jakob Menendez

By Emily Cardona, Deputy Sports Editor

February 26, 2020

The men’s and women’s basketball team earned 13 spots on the NEWMAC Academic All-Conference teams for the 2019-2020 season. The 13 student athletes are required to have a minimum of a 3.5 grade point average out of a 4.0 scale and reach second-year academic status to be eligible for the a...

Freshmen band to play at WECB 2020 spring event

Freshmen Hailey Freedman, TJ Grant, Elizabeth Enright, and Jake Cabreza start a new band “Identity Crisis.”

By Emily Cardona, Deputy Sports Editor

February 26, 2020

One night in October 2019, freshmen Hailey Freedman, TJ Grant, Elizabeth Enright, and Jake Cabreza decided, out of boredom, to start a band called Identity Crisis. “We were bored and we figured masturbating will only get us so far,” Cabreza said in an in-person interview. “We are making heroin...

Emerson athletes crowd Dean’s List

The Lions hold the highest GPA of any Division III women's basketball team

By Emily Cardona, Deputy Sports Editor

February 19, 2020

Emerson student athletes earned 72 spots on the fall 2019 Dean’s List with women’s soccer and volleyball teams fielding the highest number of honorees. Nine athletes from both teams received spots on the Dean’s List, which indicates a student maintained a 3.7 or higher grade point average. The...

Lack of storage space leaves cheerleading appeal in limbo

The cheerleading squad received over $10,000 from SGA in 2019

By Emily Cardona, Deputy Sports Editor

February 5, 2020

The cheerleading team received an appeal of more than $10,000 in fall 2019, but are unable to purchase supplies due to a lack of storage space. The team received the ten thousand dollar appeal from the Financial Advisory Board for new tumbling safety mats, new equipment storage bins, and new warmup...

Athletic director elevates sports programs

Patricia Nicol joined Emerson's Athletic Department in 2014 Photo credit: Rachel Culver

By Emily Cardona, Deputy Sports Editor

January 30, 2020

When Patricia Nicol took over as Emerson's Athletic Director in 2014, she faced the challenge of enhancing the school's athletic program.During Nicol's tenure, the men's basketball team won the college's first New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference Championship in 2019. The women's volleybal...