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  • By Holly Johnston I sat in my room staring at my packed suitcase. I’d had a permanent smile on my face for days. I’d be leaving tomorrow for Iceland.  I opened my desk drawer and took my plane ticket out. I thought double checking my plane’s departure time would be...

    Iceland Airwaves

    By Holly Johnston I sat in my room staring at my packed suitcase. I’d had a permanent smile on my face for days. I’d be leaving tomorrow for Iceland.  I opened my desk drawer and took my plane ticket out. I thought double checking my plane’s departure time would be…

  • By Juanita Doss MCLA’s athletic training program is looking to attract and expand applications from multicultural students after receiving The National Athletic Training Association (NATA) Ethnic Diversity Enhancement grant for $2,400. Biology Professor and Athletic Training Director Peter Hoyt said the athletic training program will jump on board with the...

    NATA Grants Athletics $2,400 for Multicultural Diversity

    By Juanita Doss MCLA’s athletic training program is looking to attract and expand applications from multicultural students after receiving The National Athletic Training Association (NATA) Ethnic Diversity Enhancement grant for $2,400. Biology Professor and Athletic Training Director Peter Hoyt said the athletic training program will jump on board with the…

  • By Isabel McKenzie The Adam Hinds lecture and discussion on ISIS presented what the rise of individualism means to the organization and how to approach 21st century threats in this modern world. Hinds highlighted the inter-connectivity of the world today and questioned “how we are taking on foreign affairs and...

    ISIS’s Strategies Explained by Hinds

    By Isabel McKenzie The Adam Hinds lecture and discussion on ISIS presented what the rise of individualism means to the organization and how to approach 21st century threats in this modern world. Hinds highlighted the inter-connectivity of the world today and questioned “how we are taking on foreign affairs and…

  • By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney CEO and Founder of Dean’s Beans Organic Coffee Company, Dean Cycon, will speak on Wednesday, Nov. 5 honoring the annual Elizabeth and Lawrence Vadnais Environmental Issues Lecture Series. Cycon visited the college last spring to speak at the Green Living series seminar about his sustainable business being...

    Vadnais Lecture to Host Dean’s Beans Founder

    By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney CEO and Founder of Dean’s Beans Organic Coffee Company, Dean Cycon, will speak on Wednesday, Nov. 5 honoring the annual Elizabeth and Lawrence Vadnais Environmental Issues Lecture Series. Cycon visited the college last spring to speak at the Green Living series seminar about his sustainable business being…

  • By Isabel McKenzie Republican Charlie Baker’s campaign for governor centers on issues of economic growth and jobs, education, safer and stronger communities, health care, and trust in the state government for the people of Massachusetts. Baker hopes to expand economic and career opportunities within the Commonwealth by focusing on growing...

    Baker Focuses on Jobs, Healthcare, Reforming Tax Code

    By Isabel McKenzie Republican Charlie Baker’s campaign for governor centers on issues of economic growth and jobs, education, safer and stronger communities, health care, and trust in the state government for the people of Massachusetts. Baker hopes to expand economic and career opportunities within the Commonwealth by focusing on growing…

  • By Meg Gugarty Attorney General Martha Coakley emphasizes education, environmental progress, economic growth, and equal opportunity in her bid for governor. Coakley’s proposals for students include a $100 million competitive grant program for collaboration between high schools, colleges, and businesses. “Over the course of this campaign, Martha has emphasized the...

    Coakley Stresses Education, Environment

    By Meg Gugarty Attorney General Martha Coakley emphasizes education, environmental progress, economic growth, and equal opportunity in her bid for governor. Coakley’s proposals for students include a $100 million competitive grant program for collaboration between high schools, colleges, and businesses. “Over the course of this campaign, Martha has emphasized the…

  • By Idalis Foster MCLA, Williams College, and North Adams Public Schools are working together in a new STEM related program called Teaching-to-Learn. The program brings undergraduate students from both colleges into elementary schools to teach science and is funded by the National Science Foundation. The institutions have been brainstorming this...

    Students Teach STEM to Local K-7 Graders

    By Idalis Foster MCLA, Williams College, and North Adams Public Schools are working together in a new STEM related program called Teaching-to-Learn. The program brings undergraduate students from both colleges into elementary schools to teach science and is funded by the National Science Foundation. The institutions have been brainstorming this…

  • By Juanita Doss A sampling of opinion from political science students and a professor show a leaning towards Democrat Attorney General Martha Coakley in her race against Republican Charlie Baker for governor. “Martha Coakley is more likely to continue the duties that Governor Deval Patrick started,” political science professor Robert...

    Students and Faculty Weigh In On Governor Candidates

    By Juanita Doss A sampling of opinion from political science students and a professor show a leaning towards Democrat Attorney General Martha Coakley in her race against Republican Charlie Baker for governor. “Martha Coakley is more likely to continue the duties that Governor Deval Patrick started,” political science professor Robert…

  • By Christopher Johnson While they are all Independent, the three alternative candidates to Martha Coakley and Charlie Baker—Scott Lively, Evan Falchuk and Jeffrey McCormick—have very different, sometimes contradictory ideas. “As governor, my number one priority will be to create jobs and grow the economy,” McCormick said in a campaign video...

    Independent Candidates Offer Alternatives

    By Christopher Johnson While they are all Independent, the three alternative candidates to Martha Coakley and Charlie Baker—Scott Lively, Evan Falchuk and Jeffrey McCormick—have very different, sometimes contradictory ideas. “As governor, my number one priority will be to create jobs and grow the economy,” McCormick said in a campaign video…

  • By Tyler Bacon Martha Coakley was the preferred choice for governor by MCLA students, but a large number of undecided voters make it a toss-up. Students were overwhelmingly supportive of ballot questions 2 and 4. The Writing and Reporting the News II class conducted an unscientific poll on the upcoming...

    Students Prefer Coakley, Favor Bottle Bill

    By Tyler Bacon Martha Coakley was the preferred choice for governor by MCLA students, but a large number of undecided voters make it a toss-up. Students were overwhelmingly supportive of ballot questions 2 and 4. The Writing and Reporting the News II class conducted an unscientific poll on the upcoming…

  • By Brittany Gallacher Question 2 on the Massachusetts state ballot aims to expand the Beverage Container Deposit Law to require deposits on all non-alcoholic, non-carbonated liquids, excluding dairy products, infant formula, and FDA approved medications. Supporters of Question 2 believe the expanded law will increase recycling and reduce the amount...

    Question Two Would Expand Bottle Bill to Water, Juices

    By Brittany Gallacher Question 2 on the Massachusetts state ballot aims to expand the Beverage Container Deposit Law to require deposits on all non-alcoholic, non-carbonated liquids, excluding dairy products, infant formula, and FDA approved medications. Supporters of Question 2 believe the expanded law will increase recycling and reduce the amount…

  • By Gionna Nourse   SPRINGFIELD, MASS. Early last month, three major casinos in Atlantic City, N.J., closed due to the bad economy and lingering effects from Hurricane Sandy in 2012. The Showboat, Revel, and Trump Plaza said goodbye after over 20 years of entertaining the famous seaside community. Foxwoods and...

    MGM Ready to Build In Springfield Despite Poor Economy, Struggling Industry

    By Gionna Nourse   SPRINGFIELD, MASS. Early last month, three major casinos in Atlantic City, N.J., closed due to the bad economy and lingering effects from Hurricane Sandy in 2012. The Showboat, Revel, and Trump Plaza said goodbye after over 20 years of entertaining the famous seaside community. Foxwoods and…

  • By Caitlin O’Neill Casinos: In or out? Ballot Question 3 will allow voters to decide if casinos and other forms of gambling will continue to exist in Massachusetts. However, its wording could prove to be a source of confusion for many voters, because in this case, yes means no. A...

    Jobs and Tax Revenue vs. Social Impact Drive Debate

    By Caitlin O’Neill Casinos: In or out? Ballot Question 3 will allow voters to decide if casinos and other forms of gambling will continue to exist in Massachusetts. However, its wording could prove to be a source of confusion for many voters, because in this case, yes means no. A…

  •   ​A non-traditional student was arrested by Public Safety officers on Tuesday after he was found allegedly intoxicated and carrying a loaded firearm. According to a Public Safety Crime and Safety Report, Christopher LaFrance, a non-traditional student from Williamstown, was arrested at approximately 5:50 p.m. in the Amsler Campus Center....

    Student Arrested in Campus Center

      ​A non-traditional student was arrested by Public Safety officers on Tuesday after he was found allegedly intoxicated and carrying a loaded firearm. According to a Public Safety Crime and Safety Report, Christopher LaFrance, a non-traditional student from Williamstown, was arrested at approximately 5:50 p.m. in the Amsler Campus Center….

  • By: Nicholas Swanson Director of Public Safety Joseph Charon attended the Student Government Association (SGA) meeting on Monday to answer questions about campus safety and security. “Safety starts with each person being responsible for their own personal safety, then the person to your left and right, and then everyone in...

    Public Safety Addresses SGA

    By: Nicholas Swanson Director of Public Safety Joseph Charon attended the Student Government Association (SGA) meeting on Monday to answer questions about campus safety and security. “Safety starts with each person being responsible for their own personal safety, then the person to your left and right, and then everyone in…

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