• A total of 453 total ballots were cast in the SGA elections this week, with 6 disqualified ballots. Current SGA President Jake Powers said it was a very close race. “The Elections Committee and I recounted the ballots three times,” he said. Winners will be sworn in at the SGA...

    SGA Election Results

    A total of 453 total ballots were cast in the SGA elections this week, with 6 disqualified ballots. Current SGA President Jake Powers said it was a very close race. “The Elections Committee and I recounted the ballots three times,” he said. Winners will be sworn in at the SGA...

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  • By Jess Gamari   The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition has created a kick-starter fund for a community wide lip dub music video project. Annie Rodgers, who works for Coalition, spoke to SGA on Monday night. Among other projects, the Coalition is devoted to working on neighborhood and community development. In...

    NBCC seeks funds for lip dub video

    By Jess Gamari   The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition has created a kick-starter fund for a community wide lip dub music video project. Annie Rodgers, who works for Coalition, spoke to SGA on Monday night. Among other projects, the Coalition is devoted to working on neighborhood and community development. In...

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  • By Raanan Sarid-Segal   “Angels in America” is, without a doubt, my favorite stage drama of all time. It beats out Shakespeare, Pushkin, Chekov and any number of other straight dramatic plays. Its depth and complexity, its willingness to be brazenly avant-garde, its peculiarly Brechtian approach to drama captured my...

    Review: Angels in America

    By Raanan Sarid-Segal   “Angels in America” is, without a doubt, my favorite stage drama of all time. It beats out Shakespeare, Pushkin, Chekov and any number of other straight dramatic plays. Its depth and complexity, its willingness to be brazenly avant-garde, its peculiarly Brechtian approach to drama captured my...

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  • By Jess Gamari   In the fall of 2012, the number of full time undergraduate students enrolled in colleges and universities across the nation fell by nearly half a million after 20 years of substantial growth, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This number has been on decline ever since....

    Enrollment is on the decline

    By Jess Gamari   In the fall of 2012, the number of full time undergraduate students enrolled in colleges and universities across the nation fell by nearly half a million after 20 years of substantial growth, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This number has been on decline ever since....

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Commentary
  • By Jesse Collings   People who do not really watch or follow sports will sometimes find it hard to understand why those who do, choose to watch someone play a sport when they could easily just play it themselves. What those people don’t understand is that sports are something that...

    Sports helped a city heal

    By Jesse Collings   People who do not really watch or follow sports will sometimes find it hard to understand why those who do, choose to watch someone play a sport when they could easily just play it themselves. What those people don’t understand is that sports are something that…

  • By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney   Grunting, sweating athletes in the gym can sometimes make beginners uncomfortable and intimidated by not knowing what to do. But just because you don’t know how to work out, you don’t have to push idea aside on a rainy day to-do list. One way to get...

    Finding your niche

    By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney   Grunting, sweating athletes in the gym can sometimes make beginners uncomfortable and intimidated by not knowing what to do. But just because you don’t know how to work out, you don’t have to push idea aside on a rainy day to-do list. One way to get…

  • By Nick Arena   What would the anniversary of the Boston bombing be without a bomb hoax to get us all riled up? A Boston man has been arrested for allegedly telling police he was holding a backpack containing a rice cooker. Normally a rice cooker wouldn’t seem too threatening,...

    The deadly sin that is pride

    By Nick Arena   What would the anniversary of the Boston bombing be without a bomb hoax to get us all riled up? A Boston man has been arrested for allegedly telling police he was holding a backpack containing a rice cooker. Normally a rice cooker wouldn’t seem too threatening,…

  • By Gabriel Kogel   Last week I promised to go into greater detail about the eightfold path of Buddhism. But, I’ve decided this aspect of the Buddha’s teaching is unnecessarily complex, at least for me, and at least for now. What holds interest for me isn’t striving to lead the...

    Untying knots that bind us

    By Gabriel Kogel   Last week I promised to go into greater detail about the eightfold path of Buddhism. But, I’ve decided this aspect of the Buddha’s teaching is unnecessarily complex, at least for me, and at least for now. What holds interest for me isn’t striving to lead the…

  • By Jesse Collings   Based on the way that compensation for student-athletes is represented in the media, it seems obvious that college athletes should be paid for their efforts. In a lot of cases, a major university and a huge sport, like Notre Dame Football or Duke Basketball, is shown,...

    Paid to play?

    By Jesse Collings   Based on the way that compensation for student-athletes is represented in the media, it seems obvious that college athletes should be paid for their efforts. In a lot of cases, a major university and a huge sport, like Notre Dame Football or Duke Basketball, is shown,…

  • By Gabriel Kogel   Imagine you’ve spent the last six years practicing long meditation sessions, grueling yoga practice, and an acetic starvation diet, all in pursuit of deep spiritual truth. Nearing death from pushing your body far beyond its limits, but no closer to your goal, you break your fast...

    Lessons of Siddhartha Gautama

    By Gabriel Kogel   Imagine you’ve spent the last six years practicing long meditation sessions, grueling yoga practice, and an acetic starvation diet, all in pursuit of deep spiritual truth. Nearing death from pushing your body far beyond its limits, but no closer to your goal, you break your fast…

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