Articles by: Skyla Seamans

MCLA welcomes community

MCLA welcomes community

The Student Activities Council (SAC) and Student Development Office brought the North Adams and MCLA communities together on Saturday for fun and relaxation during the annual Community Day. Junior Sara Katz, who is SAC’s traditions chairperson, planned activities and entertainment on the Quad for everyone to enjoy. “I looked at what our students would like to participate in along with […]

by · April 26, 2012 · Front Page, News
Electric idea wins Venture Competition

Electric idea wins Venture Competition

After a semester full of workshops, research, and plan composition, students presented their business ideas at the Entrepreneurial Club’s first annual Venture Competition on April 11. The winner of the competition, senior Max Eve, pitched his idea to create a device that would measure the amount of energy emissions from an outlet, record the costs of energy consumption, and send […]

by · April 19, 2012 · News
Desgres fills Career Services position

Desgres fills Career Services position

Career Services has undergone numerous changes this semester. On top of its move to Eldrige Hall, two employees have retired and a new employee has joined the team. Janine Desgres is the new assistant director of the Center for Student Success and Engagement (CSSE) as well as the coordinator of Career Services. Her first day on the job was Monday, […]

by · April 12, 2012 · News
Students prepare for Earth Week

Students prepare for Earth Week

In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, the Environuts are collaborating with the Sustainability Committee to plan conservation awareness and green living events on campus throughout the month. The Sustainability Fair will take place on Wednesday, April 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Events in the Campus Center Marketplace will include handouts, information, and posters regarding recycling, calculating […]

by · April 5, 2012 · Front Page, News, Science
National Young Feminist  Leadership Conference inspires

National Young Feminist Leadership Conference inspires

Over five hundred men and women from colleges around the country assembled into the Hilton Crystal City’s overflowing ballroom for the eighth annual National Young Feminist Leadership Conference last weekend. I was one of these feminists. This conference was organized and funded by Students Taking Action for Gender Equality and the Women’s Center. Sitting in the front row on the […]

by · April 5, 2012 · Opinion
Student-run committees bring change to campus

Student-run committees bring change to campus

Have you ever wondered what goes on inside Student Government Association? Twelve taskforce committees comprise SGA to tackle a variety of topics. The first, the All-College Committee, was established under college contract to supervise all other committees. Members review campus policies, curriculum, and other issues to decide which committee they belong to. Junior Jason Brown said this committee contains students, […]

by · March 29, 2012 · Front Page, News
‘Hunger Games’ shows a  strong female hero

‘Hunger Games’ shows a strong female hero

In “The Hunger Games,” Katniss Everdeen must survive a televised death match against 23 other young people and the only defense she has is her bow and arrows and her instincts. This brave character faces an even greater challenge: Proving to pop culture that women, who are not cast as sex symbols, can take the lead in any film and […]

by · March 29, 2012 · Opinion
Why I identify as a feminist

Why I identify as a feminist

I have come to realize not everyone embraces and understands feminism like I do. Recently, I received hateful comments about identifying as a feminist, so I feel it is crucial to clarify what the label means to me. I was raised in a small Vermont town by two strong-willed, passionate, and independent women: my mother and my grandmother. My mother […]

by · March 22, 2012 · Opinion
Police Advisory  Committee to enlighten  community

Police Advisory Committee to enlighten community

The Campus Police Advisory Group was created to address concerns and eliminate misunderstandings among the campus and community regarding the decision to arm campus police. Joseph Charon, Director of Public Safety and Chairperson of the Advisory Group, said the group is made up of 14 members from across the campus, who represent different academic departments, the residential population, commuter students, […]

by · March 22, 2012 · News
Hosts wanted for Multicultural Overnight Program

Hosts wanted for Multicultural Overnight Program

The Admissions Department is seeking diverse and driven students who will act as hosts during the Multicultural Overnight Program on Mar. 23 and Apr. 19. The program is intended for accepted students who are serious about attending the College in the fall, according to Michelle Williamson, Assistant Director of Multicultural Outreach and Recruitment. “Hosts will provide potential students with an […]

by · March 8, 2012 · Front Page, News

Marketplace to be completed by March

New furniture has been delivered, and the College is looking into purchasing flat-screen televisions The Marketplace renovations are nearly complete, with 70 percent of the furniture in place and equipment installation well underway. James Stakenas, Vice President of Administration and Finance, said students will have access to the new Subway and expanded C-Store by Mar. 1. “There will be a […]

by · February 16, 2012 · Front Page, News
Women and girls need  self-esteem; sign the petition

Women and girls need self-esteem; sign the petition

The women’s magazine Off Our Chests has started a petition called the “Protect our Girls and Pass the Media and Public Health Act,” which is seeking ten thousand signatures nationwide. The petition will encourage the passing of federal legislature that will require advertisers and editors to stop airbrushing and photoshopping models or call for labels to inform readers that a […]

by · February 9, 2012 · Opinion
Competition calls for creativity

Competition calls for creativity

MCLA Entrepreneurial Club hosts a venture compeition to spark the imaginations of students The Entrepreneurial Club is hosting a Venture Competition for all interested students, which will consist of workshops and a final written competition with a deadline of March 26. The first workshop is on Wednesday, Feb. 15, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Small Business Development […]

by · February 9, 2012 · News, Slideshow

Commentary: Skyla Seamans

My column each week will feature a feminist issue I feel needs to be brought to the attention of readers. I am an office assistant at the Susan B. Anthony Women’s Center and my columns will help bridge the gap between students and the topics we are tackling as a staff to bring about gender equality. The Women’s Center’s first […]

by · February 2, 2012 · Opinion
Scully surveys Berkshire bumblebees

Scully surveys Berkshire bumblebees

Caroline Scully discussed her thesis research on the plight of native bees in the northern county on Nov. 18, which marked the final Brown Bag Lecture of the semester. Scully is the coordinator of the Berkshire Environmental Resource Center and the chair of MCLA’s Sustainability Committee. She began her Master’s thesis in 2008, at Antioch University of New England. Her […]

by · December 1, 2011 · Science, Slideshow