UML Lacrosse Takes the Field for the First Time!

Mens Lax up against Yale

Hello friends, we finally had a monday . . . sort off.
We have received a much needed respite after all of the heavy snowfall the last couple of weeks. Now it is time to get back into the swing of things and get the academic ball rolling!  When you are taking a break after getting that ball rolling check out the Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse teams as they take start their first Division – 1 season!

The Men’s Lacrosse team went up against Yale in their inaugural game this past Valentines Day, dropping 19-4. The team go off to an amazing start with freshman Cory Highfield netting the first two goals in our short D-1 history. The men’s team will have their home opener this upcoming Friday, February 21st at Cushing field on North Campus.

The Women’s team went up against no. 6 ranked Boston College, dropping their home opener 24-4. The Riverhawks responded well in the second half, fighting back with 4 goals. Their next game home game is Sunday March 8th at Cushing field.

while both teams lost, there is no reason to fret. Both the men’s and women’s teams are in their infancy and are sure to grow from  here. These losses should not take away from the inaugural season!

Surviving the Snow-Pacolypse

Hello friends and happy Friday. I hope you have all been in good spirits during this unprecedented “Spring” semester. We have experienced record snowfall here in Massachusetts, but the amount of snow isn’t the big issue for us as students. The snow has come primarily on Monday’s, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. which means we have missed eight days of actual class time. None of us have had an actual Monday class schedule and Tuesday’s are not much different.

Take this time off to get ahead of your classes! I know it may seem as if your winter break never ended, but we will soon be in March and our professors will be working hard to get the semester back on track. This will likely result in an explosion of work in the next couple of weeks,  do not procrastinate! It will only set you back even more.

Here are a couple of ways to get ahead:

  • Look ahead in the Syllabus for your classes, ensuring you are caught up with any reading or assignments that can be done outside of class, without the aid of your Professor.
  • Email your Professors asking for any work that can be done outside of class if the syllabus does not have anything for you to do.
  • Ask if the professor could post lectures online or broadcast hem as a podcast so as to get a jump on the material.
  • Take this time to plan out the next couple of weeks and how you will get everything done, you know you have to free time to do it!
For those of you who have been hard at work during these snow days I commend you. For those of you who have been eating Cheetos and binge watching Netflix, I understand you on a personal level. We must strike a balance with these activities if we are to succeed and make this semester more than a snow laden mess. Good luck and be safe, its Valentines Day weekend!

Black History Month!

Hello friends and happy Friday! I hope the snow-pacolypse has given you a chance to get ready for the semester and finish binge watching anything you had not finished on Netflix. Your GPA will thank you later! We are officially in February which means two things: Couples beware, Valentines day is around the corner and it is Black History Month!

Black History Month, or National African History Month is an annual event celebrating and recognizing African Americans in U.S History. It is an extremely important movement in our culture and was an initial step in the acceptance of people of color into society as full citizens.

It was initially “Negro History Week”, an event sponsored by the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH). The founders Carter G. Woodson and Jesse E. Moorland, A Harvard trained historian and a prominent Minister respectively, chose the second week of February to coincide with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. Though initially shunned by many the event grew to a full month celebration on many college campuses and was recognized officially by president gerald R. Ford in 1976. Since then it has been recognized by every U.S President, each giving it a specific theme. This years theme is :
A century of Black Life, History, and Culture 

As a person of color and a first generation American I am comforted and encouraged by the growth of acceptance and love and the downfall of ignorance. The fact that this country chooses to educate people about its controversial history makes me feel as if I have the same chances of success as any other person as long as I work hard.

I hope all of you have an amazing weekend and enjoy Black History Month!