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  • By Harmony Birch Cheryl Savageau, a Native American poet, grew up in the fifties; a time where being an “Indian” wasn’t as accepted as it is today. “A lot of times I didn’t realize that what we called ourselves was French Canadian which was a way to cover up what...

    Poet Embraces Her Own Differences

    By Harmony Birch Cheryl Savageau, a Native American poet, grew up in the fifties; a time where being an “Indian” wasn’t as accepted as it is today. “A lot of times I didn’t realize that what we called ourselves was French Canadian which was a way to cover up what…

  • By Rachel Fitterman Mass MoCA will double the size of its campus thanks to a $25.4 million state grant. Governor Deval Patrick spoke at the museum Monday Nov. 17, praising the investment for long-term thinking and focus on improving the education and infrastructure of North Adams. “Art completes us and...

    MoCA to get $25 Million Expansion

    By Rachel Fitterman Mass MoCA will double the size of its campus thanks to a $25.4 million state grant. Governor Deval Patrick spoke at the museum Monday Nov. 17, praising the investment for long-term thinking and focus on improving the education and infrastructure of North Adams. “Art completes us and…

  • By Juanita Doss Rock music blared through the speakers as players fled through the locker room doors and onto the ice, hitting black pucks into white netted goals. The Berkshire Battalions are the newest franchise in the Federal Hockey League, with players from all over the world. Their coach Dan...

    New NFL Hockey Team in Town Hits the Ice

    By Juanita Doss Rock music blared through the speakers as players fled through the locker room doors and onto the ice, hitting black pucks into white netted goals. The Berkshire Battalions are the newest franchise in the Federal Hockey League, with players from all over the world. Their coach Dan…

  • By: Nicholas Swanson The Student Government Association (SGA) is looking forward to execute new ideas for next semester. New plans include an increased discipline for the smoking policy, representation on Campus Safety Advisory board committee, and extension of withdrawal period. Campus Safety Advisory Board Committee According to SGA treasurer Nicholas...

    SGA Discusses Plans for Spring

    By: Nicholas Swanson The Student Government Association (SGA) is looking forward to execute new ideas for next semester. New plans include an increased discipline for the smoking policy, representation on Campus Safety Advisory board committee, and extension of withdrawal period. Campus Safety Advisory Board Committee According to SGA treasurer Nicholas…

  • By: Nicholas Swanson Jose Antonio Vargas is an undocumented immigrant living in America who arrived from the Philippines in 1993, at the age of 12. Last summer he was arrested by border control when attempting to board a plane to leave Texas. The authorities brought him to a detention center,...

    Vargas: Change in Culture Requires Political Change

    By: Nicholas Swanson Jose Antonio Vargas is an undocumented immigrant living in America who arrived from the Philippines in 1993, at the age of 12. Last summer he was arrested by border control when attempting to board a plane to leave Texas. The authorities brought him to a detention center,…

  • By Isabel McKenzie The Gaming Alliance and Computer Society have come together to put on a release party for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire and Super Smash Bros. video games. The event will take place tomorrow in Murdock 218 at 5pm. The two clubs collaborated to co-sponsor the release...

    Gaming and Computer Clubs Join Forces

    By Isabel McKenzie The Gaming Alliance and Computer Society have come together to put on a release party for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire and Super Smash Bros. video games. The event will take place tomorrow in Murdock 218 at 5pm. The two clubs collaborated to co-sponsor the release…

  • By Idalis Foster “If the U.S. were to insert the Indian theory of secularism into its legal system, then prostate Mormons could practice polygamy, or religious institutions like colleges and/or Hobby Lobby could exclude birth control and abortion coverage from health care insurance,” said English/Communications Professor David Langston. Langston analyzed...

    Langston Shares Case Study of Secularism

    By Idalis Foster “If the U.S. were to insert the Indian theory of secularism into its legal system, then prostate Mormons could practice polygamy, or religious institutions like colleges and/or Hobby Lobby could exclude birth control and abortion coverage from health care insurance,” said English/Communications Professor David Langston. Langston analyzed…

  • By Nicole L’Etoile Alexander Butfilowski, a senior, photographer, and Arts Management major, has taken full advantage of all the things MCLA has to offer and made the most of his college experience. Butfilowski grew up in Greenwood Lake, NY, and came to MCLA as an undeclared major, eventually hoping to...

    Senior Arts Management Major Branches Out

    By Nicole L’Etoile Alexander Butfilowski, a senior, photographer, and Arts Management major, has taken full advantage of all the things MCLA has to offer and made the most of his college experience. Butfilowski grew up in Greenwood Lake, NY, and came to MCLA as an undeclared major, eventually hoping to…

  • By Christopher Johnson North Adams, Mass.—Ewa Chruściel began reading in a solemn but sincere voice that soon became the eloquently and intricately repetitive, alliterative, detailed poetry that is her trademark. As she says in one poem: “repetition is innovation.” Her work deviates from many of the traditional Polish poets, like...

    Chruściel Reads Contemporary Polish Poetry

    By Christopher Johnson North Adams, Mass.—Ewa Chruściel began reading in a solemn but sincere voice that soon became the eloquently and intricately repetitive, alliterative, detailed poetry that is her trademark. As she says in one poem: “repetition is innovation.” Her work deviates from many of the traditional Polish poets, like…

  • By Tyler Bacon 1.Oregon Ducks (9-1, 6-1 Pac-12) Oregon has already clinched the North Division, and since there are only games against teams with losing records remaining before the Pac-12 title game Dec. 5, it’s all about keeping momentum and holding onto its current playoff ranking. The Ducks are fourth...

    Oregon Surges Ahead to #1 in College Football Power Rankings

    By Tyler Bacon 1.Oregon Ducks (9-1, 6-1 Pac-12) Oregon has already clinched the North Division, and since there are only games against teams with losing records remaining before the Pac-12 title game Dec. 5, it’s all about keeping momentum and holding onto its current playoff ranking. The Ducks are fourth…

  • By Tyler Bacon The Men’s Basketball team won its season opener against Maine Fort Kent on Saturday by a final score of 68-55. Adam Conquest scored game highs of 16 points and 11 rebounds in his first game in a Trailblazer uniform. Paul Maurice came off the bench to score...

    Men’s Basketball Opens Season With Victory

    By Tyler Bacon The Men’s Basketball team won its season opener against Maine Fort Kent on Saturday by a final score of 68-55. Adam Conquest scored game highs of 16 points and 11 rebounds in his first game in a Trailblazer uniform. Paul Maurice came off the bench to score…

  • By Jesse Collings The Women’s Basketball team shook off a quiet first half and used a strong second half to open its season with a victory, defeating Daniel Webster College at home on Saturday, 61-53. Both teams started off the game cold, with MCLA holding a slim lead, 7-4 with...

    Trailblazers Topple Daniel Webster

    By Jesse Collings The Women’s Basketball team shook off a quiet first half and used a strong second half to open its season with a victory, defeating Daniel Webster College at home on Saturday, 61-53. Both teams started off the game cold, with MCLA holding a slim lead, 7-4 with…

  • By Nick Arena Black Friday The holidays are coming on fast with Thanksgiving rapidly approaching. Soon we will all be home enjoying massive homemade meals with our loved ones. And let’s not forget Black Friday. Who could forget the day that we go out to buy excessive amounts of material...

    Capitalism At Its Finest

    By Nick Arena Black Friday The holidays are coming on fast with Thanksgiving rapidly approaching. Soon we will all be home enjoying massive homemade meals with our loved ones. And let’s not forget Black Friday. Who could forget the day that we go out to buy excessive amounts of material…

  • By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney Last week I visited the campus’ fitness center during a fitness class and I realized that their only task for the day was to complete 35 minutes of cardio (i.e. running, elliptical, bike, rowing, etc.). Two or three days of the week is a reasonable amount of...

    How Much Cardio Is Enough?

    By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney Last week I visited the campus’ fitness center during a fitness class and I realized that their only task for the day was to complete 35 minutes of cardio (i.e. running, elliptical, bike, rowing, etc.). Two or three days of the week is a reasonable amount of…

  • The Men’s basketball team will begin its season on Saturday when they host the University of Maine-Fort Kent at 1 p.m., in the Campus Center Gymnasium. The team will look to rebound after a disappointing 2013-2014 campaign. After being picked to win the MASCAC in the pre-season coaches’ poll, MCLA ...

    Men’s Basketball to Start This Saturday

    The Men’s basketball team will begin its season on Saturday when they host the University of Maine-Fort Kent at 1 p.m., in the Campus Center Gymnasium. The team will look to rebound after a disappointing 2013-2014 campaign. After being picked to win the MASCAC in the pre-season coaches’ poll, MCLA …

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