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  • By Nicholas Swanson Students were sworn into their new positions in the SGA senate on Monday evening. The results for the Student Government Association (SGA) fall election are final. “I am happy to see all of the new additions to SGA; congratulations to everyone who was elected,” SGA adviser Jenn...

    Newly Elected SGA Senators Take Oath

    By Nicholas Swanson Students were sworn into their new positions in the SGA senate on Monday evening. The results for the Student Government Association (SGA) fall election are final. “I am happy to see all of the new additions to SGA; congratulations to everyone who was elected,” SGA adviser Jenn…

  • By: Nicholas Swanson The National Residence Honorary Hall (NRHH) and Susan B. Anthony Women’s Center continue the Breast Week Ever events today and tomorrow. Today, the Black Student Union (BSU) will have a breast cancer jeopardy table in the Campus Center Marketplace. Students will be quizzed on different facts about...

    Breast Week Ever A Collaborative Effort to Support Breast Cancer

    By: Nicholas Swanson The National Residence Honorary Hall (NRHH) and Susan B. Anthony Women’s Center continue the Breast Week Ever events today and tomorrow. Today, the Black Student Union (BSU) will have a breast cancer jeopardy table in the Campus Center Marketplace. Students will be quizzed on different facts about…

  • By Juanita Doss Nicholas Kristof told MCLA students the story of a 15-year-old girl in Cambodia who was kidnapped by her neighbor and forced into a brothel. She became a victim of sex trafficking, and not too long after her freedom was bought back by her mother, she died of...

    ‘Half the Sky’ Author Argues Plight of Oppressed Women

    By Juanita Doss Nicholas Kristof told MCLA students the story of a 15-year-old girl in Cambodia who was kidnapped by her neighbor and forced into a brothel. She became a victim of sex trafficking, and not too long after her freedom was bought back by her mother, she died of…

  • By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney Campus Police will switch to the Rave Guardian alert system in order to increase communication measures across campus during an emergency, similar to the recent bomb threat. When the bomb threat happened on Monday, Oct. 6, students, staff and faculty were alerted via text message, fire alarm,...

    New Rave Guardian Alert System to be Used for Emergencies

    By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney Campus Police will switch to the Rave Guardian alert system in order to increase communication measures across campus during an emergency, similar to the recent bomb threat. When the bomb threat happened on Monday, Oct. 6, students, staff and faculty were alerted via text message, fire alarm,…

  • 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…

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