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  • By Idalis Foster Doctor Thomas Whalen, professor of Business Administration, is the newest member of MCLA’S business department and has come a long way to teach in the humble city of North Adams. He hails from New Jersey but he has lived in multiple places including Spokane, Washington and most...

    What Brings Business Experience to Academia

    By Idalis Foster Doctor Thomas Whalen, professor of Business Administration, is the newest member of MCLA’S business department and has come a long way to teach in the humble city of North Adams. He hails from New Jersey but he has lived in multiple places including Spokane, Washington and most…

  • By Isabel McKenzie Sociology Professor Jennifer Zoltanski used research from her own students to formulate field notes on their happiness levels, and constructed a paper to discuss this data. “Undergraduate Happiness: Some Preliminary Field Notes From the Classroom” presented by Zoltanski was the second Brown Bag Lecture of this semester....

    Zoltanski Presents Field Notes Analyzing Students’ Happiness

    By Isabel McKenzie Sociology Professor Jennifer Zoltanski used research from her own students to formulate field notes on their happiness levels, and constructed a paper to discuss this data. “Undergraduate Happiness: Some Preliminary Field Notes From the Classroom” presented by Zoltanski was the second Brown Bag Lecture of this semester….

  • By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney As the bright colors of the Berkshires fall away, our workouts might take a plunge as well. Before we get a jump start on the winter slump, let’s make a few changes to the old exercise routine from summer. Within our area, outdoor activities such as hiking...

    Falling into a Routine

    By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney As the bright colors of the Berkshires fall away, our workouts might take a plunge as well. Before we get a jump start on the winter slump, let’s make a few changes to the old exercise routine from summer. Within our area, outdoor activities such as hiking…

  • By Nick Arena Halloween is on its way again. That means costumes, candy, decorations, and fake public service announcements meant to scare you more than your local haunted house. The information age has brought breaking news and other important updates to our fingertips, but it has also brought with it...

    The Internet vs. Common Sense

    By Nick Arena Halloween is on its way again. That means costumes, candy, decorations, and fake public service announcements meant to scare you more than your local haunted house. The information age has brought breaking news and other important updates to our fingertips, but it has also brought with it…

  • By Tyler Bacon The Men’s Soccer team hosted MASCAC rival Westfield State on Saturday afternoon at Shewcraft Field. After 110 minutes, the two teams played to a 0-0 draw. With the tie, the Trailblazers are now 6-6-2 with a record of 2-1-2 in MASCAC play. Westfield State is now 2-9-2...

    Trailblazers Tie Westfield State

    By Tyler Bacon The Men’s Soccer team hosted MASCAC rival Westfield State on Saturday afternoon at Shewcraft Field. After 110 minutes, the two teams played to a 0-0 draw. With the tie, the Trailblazers are now 6-6-2 with a record of 2-1-2 in MASCAC play. Westfield State is now 2-9-2…

  • By Jesse Collings The volleyball team celebrated Senior Day on Saturday, as they hosted their final home games of the regular season in a doubleheader. The Trailblazers made the games count, sweeping the day and improving their record to 13-8 on the season. MCLA began the day taking on MASCAC...

    Volleyball Sweeps Doubleheader

    By Jesse Collings The volleyball team celebrated Senior Day on Saturday, as they hosted their final home games of the regular season in a doubleheader. The Trailblazers made the games count, sweeping the day and improving their record to 13-8 on the season. MCLA began the day taking on MASCAC…

  • By Jesse Collings MCLA traveled to Westfield State on Saturday and were unable to win their second MASCAC game of the season, coming up short against the Owls, 5-1. MCLA falls to 3-10-1 on the season, and 1-4 in conference play. Westfield improved to 10-2-2, and remained unbeaten in conference...

    Women’s Soccer Pumelled by Framingham

    By Jesse Collings MCLA traveled to Westfield State on Saturday and were unable to win their second MASCAC game of the season, coming up short against the Owls, 5-1. MCLA falls to 3-10-1 on the season, and 1-4 in conference play. Westfield improved to 10-2-2, and remained unbeaten in conference…

  • By Jesse Collings Football is the most popular sport in the US by a wide margin, and although baseball is recognized as “America’s Pastime,” football is “America’s Game.” Football’s popularity is staggering, and perhaps because of it, football has become a spectator sport for the wealthy. Interested in going to...

    NFL’s Golden Tickets

    By Jesse Collings Football is the most popular sport in the US by a wide margin, and although baseball is recognized as “America’s Pastime,” football is “America’s Game.” Football’s popularity is staggering, and perhaps because of it, football has become a spectator sport for the wealthy. Interested in going to…

  • By Christopher Johnson The film begins and ends with guns, a familiar setup. In the case of “Bethlehem,” the feature debut of Israeli director Yuval Adler, guns simply exist as a tool and are held nonchalantly. The real important distinction of “Bethlehem” is how it shows the Israeli-Palestinian conflict without...

    ‘Bethlehem’ Presents Realistic Conflict

    By Christopher Johnson The film begins and ends with guns, a familiar setup. In the case of “Bethlehem,” the feature debut of Israeli director Yuval Adler, guns simply exist as a tool and are held nonchalantly. The real important distinction of “Bethlehem” is how it shows the Israeli-Palestinian conflict without…

  • By Nicole L’Etoile Lee Boroson’s exhibit “Plastic Fantastic” opened Oct. 11 in MASS MoCA, in the room which previously housed the popular exhibit “The Phoenix.” This exhibit is made of several parts, all involving different forms of plastic.  Upon walking into the first installation of the exhibit, visitors will see...

    Plastic Becomes Art at Mass MoCA

    By Nicole L’Etoile Lee Boroson’s exhibit “Plastic Fantastic” opened Oct. 11 in MASS MoCA, in the room which previously housed the popular exhibit “The Phoenix.” This exhibit is made of several parts, all involving different forms of plastic.  Upon walking into the first installation of the exhibit, visitors will see…

  • By Nicole L’Etoile MASS MoCA and Jacob’s Pillow presented dance piece Abraham.In.Motion this past weekend.  This specific performance was titled The Watershed. Nine dancers, including choreographer Kyle Abraham, performed in The Watershed, which was created to commemorate the 150 years since Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation and the 20 years since...

    ‘Watershed’ is Elegant, Intense

    By Nicole L’Etoile MASS MoCA and Jacob’s Pillow presented dance piece Abraham.In.Motion this past weekend.  This specific performance was titled The Watershed. Nine dancers, including choreographer Kyle Abraham, performed in The Watershed, which was created to commemorate the 150 years since Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation and the 20 years since…

  • By Rachel Fitterman Emma Monahan sat in the Campus Center at a small table outside of Subway, talking animatedly about her passion for music. “Music has always been a part of my life. I’ve been singing and writing songs for a long time,” she said. Monahan, a freshman majoring in...

    ‘Not Enough’ for Pop Punk Fans

    By Rachel Fitterman Emma Monahan sat in the Campus Center at a small table outside of Subway, talking animatedly about her passion for music. “Music has always been a part of my life. I’ve been singing and writing songs for a long time,” she said. Monahan, a freshman majoring in…

  • By Rachel Fitterman MCLA Presents! will host an After Party with John “Papa” Gros featuring a variety of New Orleans jazz music, tonight at 10 p.m. in Club B-10 at Mass MoCA. Gros’ performance will follow New Orleans legend Allen Toussaint, accompanied by the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, who will...

    Gros to Perform Versatile Jazz

    By Rachel Fitterman MCLA Presents! will host an After Party with John “Papa” Gros featuring a variety of New Orleans jazz music, tonight at 10 p.m. in Club B-10 at Mass MoCA. Gros’ performance will follow New Orleans legend Allen Toussaint, accompanied by the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, who will…

  • By Juanita Doss Students decorated pink ribbons during the Women’s Center Breast Cancer Event on Wednesday Oct. 8 in remembrance of loved ones who lost their battles to breast cancer. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women and is the second most common form of cancer.  This year...

    Women’s Center Honors Breast Cancer Victims

    By Juanita Doss Students decorated pink ribbons during the Women’s Center Breast Cancer Event on Wednesday Oct. 8 in remembrance of loved ones who lost their battles to breast cancer. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women and is the second most common form of cancer.  This year…

  • By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney United Nations member Adam Hinds will speak on ISIS and the implications for the international community on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Murdock 218. MCLA’s International Conflict Prevention and Resolution Speaker Series made the presentation possible through grants from The Boschen Peace and International Understanding...

    UN Member to Speak on ISIS

    By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney United Nations member Adam Hinds will speak on ISIS and the implications for the international community on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Murdock 218. MCLA’s International Conflict Prevention and Resolution Speaker Series made the presentation possible through grants from The Boschen Peace and International Understanding…

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