Articles by: Caleb Hiliadis

When does humor cross the line?

When does humor cross the line?

There is a fine line between genuinely funny and downright tasteless, and that line is different for everyone. No doubt by the time you’ve reached this column, you have thoroughly perused our annual April Fool’s Issue of The Bacon. I hope you had your fair share of snickers, chuckles, and guffaws. We worked hard for those laughs, spending precious overtime […]

by · April 5, 2012 · Opinion
Men’s tennis gets first win for program

Men’s tennis gets first win for program

Men’s tennis is off to a good start after picking up their first win of the spring season on March 29, against Becker College. Led by Coach Andres Limas, the Trailblazer’s record is 1-0 for the spring season. Last fall they dropped two matches against Union and Springfield College, leaving them with an overall record of 1-2. “So far this […]

by · April 5, 2012 · Sports
Rick Massey juggles school and sports

Rick Massey juggles school and sports

Being a student athlete is a time consuming commitment. It is hard enough for students to manage time between their sport and school. For senior Ricky Massey, it is twice as demanding, because he plays both soccer and baseball. Massey plays both outfield and also supports the team as a left-handed pitcher. In his freshman year with the soccer team, […]

by · March 8, 2012 · Sports
Taking the Alternative Route

Taking the Alternative Route

Instead of spending spring break at home on the couch in front of the TV, why not travel to somewhere you have never been? That is what the six students who have signed up for the annual Community Service and Cultural Immersion Alternative Spring Break trip are doing. This year, they will travel to Kentucky to assist 30 students at […]

by · March 8, 2012 · News
Community Service Spotlight: Chris Hantman

Community Service Spotlight: Chris Hantman

Year of graduation: 2014 Hometown: Franklin, Massachusetts Major: English Communications – Creative Writing What is your community service project? Coordinator of the Write Stuff after school program with Christopher Tate. A program designed to acclimate local youth to the idea of continuing their education while participating in different activies on campus and writing creatively about their experiences. What inspires you […]

by · March 8, 2012 · Front Page, News
Cariddi comes to campus

Cariddi comes to campus

State Representative for the North Adams area, Gail Cariddi, came to the College to talk to the Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group (MASSPIRG) Intern class on how the College and MASSPIRG can best impact our legislation and reach out to elected officials. MASSPIRG is a statewide, student-directed, non-profit, non-partisan organization, which conducts research, education and service, and takes action on […]

by · March 8, 2012 · News
Iraqi activist  talks role of women in war

Iraqi activist talks role of women in war

“In all these journeys, It’s constantly surprising to me what I continue to learn from people I’m there to serve,” author and founder of Women for Women Zainab Salbi said Tuesday night in the Eleanor Furst Roberts auditorium. Salib is an Iraqi activist who came to MCLA as this semester’s Public Policy Lecturer to talk about the role of women […]

by · March 7, 2012 · News, Slideshow
Tom Alexander to students: challenge yourself

Tom Alexander to students: challenge yourself

Basketball and summer camp taught him life lessons on diversity, mother taught him strong work ethic By Holly Johnston Staff Writer Thomas Alexander, coordinator of the African, Latino, Asian, and Native American programs (ALANA), remembers basketball as one of his earliest inspirations. “When I was in the fifth grade I was selected to play as a starter for the number […]

by · February 16, 2012 · News
Religious influence overpowers America

Religious influence overpowers America

From a nearby cathedral tower a deep gong sounds the hour, a reminder of the church’s once strong influence throughout Germany. However, nowadays, a very small minority of Germans actually go to church or claim to be Christians. While morality and spirituality are greatly valued here in Germany, the need to go to church or to adhere to specific religious […]

by · November 17, 2011 · Opinion