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  • By: Nicholas Swanson Last Friday the Black Student Union (BSU) held a candlelight vigil in recognition of recent protests in over ninety cities that occurred after the grand jury’s decision regarding Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri. The vigil was an example of a peaceful protest, where over 40 people,...

    Recognizing the Ferguson Case

    By: Nicholas Swanson Last Friday the Black Student Union (BSU) held a candlelight vigil in recognition of recent protests in over ninety cities that occurred after the grand jury’s decision regarding Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri. The vigil was an example of a peaceful protest, where over 40 people,…

  • By Idalis Foster Over the past few weeks, the news of a Cleveland child shot for playing with a air soft gun and the announcements of both Officer Darren Wilson and Officer Daniel Pantaleo being let go after grand juries decided not to indict them, have become a catalyst for...

    Students Hold Ongoing Conversation on Race

    By Idalis Foster Over the past few weeks, the news of a Cleveland child shot for playing with a air soft gun and the announcements of both Officer Darren Wilson and Officer Daniel Pantaleo being let go after grand juries decided not to indict them, have become a catalyst for…

  • By: Nicholas Swanson Rachel Durgin, Class of 2018 senate representative, was newly elected and sworn in as the SGA senate secretary. Before Durgin was elected, all candidates were reminded that an executive cabinet member is not allowed to hold another e-board position for a SGA funded club; however, if funding...

    SGA Selects Senate Secretary

    By: Nicholas Swanson Rachel Durgin, Class of 2018 senate representative, was newly elected and sworn in as the SGA senate secretary. Before Durgin was elected, all candidates were reminded that an executive cabinet member is not allowed to hold another e-board position for a SGA funded club; however, if funding…

  • By Juanita Doss With a creative mind and a love for music, Brandon Valdes’ company DevantNY (Devant) was born. Valdes, a freshman studying business and marketing, created the company two years ago in the Bronx with his brother and their mutual friends. “We all like the same type of things,...

    Student Entrepreneur Creates Artwork for Music Album Covers

    By Juanita Doss With a creative mind and a love for music, Brandon Valdes’ company DevantNY (Devant) was born. Valdes, a freshman studying business and marketing, created the company two years ago in the Bronx with his brother and their mutual friends. “We all like the same type of things,…

  • By Christopher Johnson Student Government Association (SGA) is trying to increase conversation on campus while there are some possible future changes in the policy of handling sexual assault cases, according to Theresa O’Bryant, the interim vice president of student affairs. “SGA is partnering with the ALANA club council, Women’s Center,...

    SGA Plans to Promote Awareness for Sexual Assault in Spring

    By Christopher Johnson Student Government Association (SGA) is trying to increase conversation on campus while there are some possible future changes in the policy of handling sexual assault cases, according to Theresa O’Bryant, the interim vice president of student affairs. “SGA is partnering with the ALANA club council, Women’s Center,…

  • By Isabel McKenzie Aramark abides by a new waste disposal ban which promotes more environmentally friendly food disposal practices. The ban requires institutions that create over one ton of organic material every week to repurpose or donate any useable food. Governor Deval Patrick’s administration put the ban into effect on...

    New Tracking Program to be Followed when Disposing Food Waste

    By Isabel McKenzie Aramark abides by a new waste disposal ban which promotes more environmentally friendly food disposal practices. The ban requires institutions that create over one ton of organic material every week to repurpose or donate any useable food. Governor Deval Patrick’s administration put the ban into effect on…

  • By Gionna Nourse The city of North Adams is struggling to find a use for vacant churches. They are caught between the desire to keep the architectural beauty, and the need to find a sensible solution for residents. Back in 2008, St. Francis of Assisi Church, located in downtown North...

    Historic Churches Left Vacant

    By Gionna Nourse The city of North Adams is struggling to find a use for vacant churches. They are caught between the desire to keep the architectural beauty, and the need to find a sensible solution for residents. Back in 2008, St. Francis of Assisi Church, located in downtown North…

  • By Juanita Doss Forgotten IDs and misplaced keys have become a problem for students living in the three residential halls. Under a new policy, students get one “free” pass when they forget their ID or keys, but subsequent offenses can bring a fee of $25. “It’s a major safety and...

    Students Divided on Room Lockout Fees

    By Juanita Doss Forgotten IDs and misplaced keys have become a problem for students living in the three residential halls. Under a new policy, students get one “free” pass when they forget their ID or keys, but subsequent offenses can bring a fee of $25. “It’s a major safety and…

  • By Isabel McKenzie The possibility of having a youth center in North Adams is becoming a reality with the creation of a Task Force to motivate the project. “It’s been something that the community has been asking for a very long time,” said Jessica Sweeney, program associate of Northern Berkshire...

    Task Force Hopes to Make Youth Center a Reality

    By Isabel McKenzie The possibility of having a youth center in North Adams is becoming a reality with the creation of a Task Force to motivate the project. “It’s been something that the community has been asking for a very long time,” said Jessica Sweeney, program associate of Northern Berkshire…

  • By Rachel Fitterman The Clark Art Institute presents an unusual pairing of two fine art mediums in “Monet | Kelly,” a new exhibit that compares the work of French impressionist Claude Monet with that of modern artist Ellsworth Kelly. Both artists visited the island of Belle-Île, as well as the...

    Clark Exhibit Features Monet

    By Rachel Fitterman The Clark Art Institute presents an unusual pairing of two fine art mediums in “Monet | Kelly,” a new exhibit that compares the work of French impressionist Claude Monet with that of modern artist Ellsworth Kelly. Both artists visited the island of Belle-Île, as well as the…

  • By Christopher Johnson Netflix serves about 50 million viewers worldwide in 50 different countries, according to its own overview statement. For $7.99, a person can stream what is available. But, as Timothy Stenovec in The Huffington Post notes, what is available is dictated by how much Netflix is willing to...

    Netflix and the Lost Art of Film

    By Christopher Johnson Netflix serves about 50 million viewers worldwide in 50 different countries, according to its own overview statement. For $7.99, a person can stream what is available. But, as Timothy Stenovec in The Huffington Post notes, what is available is dictated by how much Netflix is willing to…

  • By Christopher Johnson The selection of songs for the dances in Dance Company’s show over the weekend flowed in such a way that not one song clashed with another. The verve during many of the dances and in the tonal transitions in between almost never dulled, so the intermission almost...

    Dance Company Goes Strong

    By Christopher Johnson The selection of songs for the dances in Dance Company’s show over the weekend flowed in such a way that not one song clashed with another. The verve during many of the dances and in the tonal transitions in between almost never dulled, so the intermission almost…

  • By Nicole L’Etoile SPIRES Literary Arts Magazine’s Featured Artist Night was filled with poetry, prose, short stories, and other readings by aspiring authors from the campus along with guest readers.  The pieces read ranged from silly to serious, sometimes bordering on bone chilling seriousness. The night featured readers who had...

    SPIRES Hosts Night of Featured Readers

    By Nicole L’Etoile SPIRES Literary Arts Magazine’s Featured Artist Night was filled with poetry, prose, short stories, and other readings by aspiring authors from the campus along with guest readers.  The pieces read ranged from silly to serious, sometimes bordering on bone chilling seriousness. The night featured readers who had…

  • By Harmony Birch It’s no secret that there is a lack of performance space on campus. Speakers, school events, clubs, and academic performances all compete for the best venues. Scheduling space starts with classes and academic performances, then college sponsored speakers, so clubs must choose the times and spaces that...

    Campus Lacks Enough Performance Spaces

    By Harmony Birch It’s no secret that there is a lack of performance space on campus. Speakers, school events, clubs, and academic performances all compete for the best venues. Scheduling space starts with classes and academic performances, then college sponsored speakers, so clubs must choose the times and spaces that…

  • By Sarah Murphy There’s a room tucked away in a labyrinth hallway of the Campus Center, built up with cinderblock walls painted white, adorned with family photos and Boston Red Sox memorabilia. To get to this room, one must climb a dizzying assortment of staircases up, down, and sideways. At...

    The Laugh in the Labyrinth

    By Sarah Murphy There’s a room tucked away in a labyrinth hallway of the Campus Center, built up with cinderblock walls painted white, adorned with family photos and Boston Red Sox memorabilia. To get to this room, one must climb a dizzying assortment of staircases up, down, and sideways. At…

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