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This Is: Luke O’Brien

MCLA junior Luke O’Brien may be studying abroad in Ireland this semester, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t thinking of what music and songs he will write next. “I have been writing since I got...

Fresh Check Day brings large crowd and new knowledge

The academic quad was full of students and faculty members on Wednesday, Sept. 27 thanks to Fresh Check Day, an event that raises awareness about mental health on college campuses originally created by the Jordan...

Global Film Series

The Global Film Series returned on Tuesday, Sept. 26. Professor Jenna Sciuto developed the film series for her Global Anglophone Language and Literature class to incorporate forms of cultural production other than literature in the...

House Sparrow Settle into A New Season

House Sparrow may not be a name that’s recognizable right now but, come 2018, many MCLA students and North Adams community members will know who they are. “We’ve been a two piece band for almost...

Mooney Recites Shakespeare’s Histories

Students and faculty filled Murdock 218 last Thursday night as Timothy Mooney, dressed in Shakespearean attire, recited monologues from his one-man production of Shakespeare’s Histories: Ten Epic Plays at a Breakneck Pace! The front of...

Welcome Fest

It was a slightly breezy afternoon reaching the low 50s, but that didn’t seem to stop students from pouring out to Welcome Fest on the Academic Quad Sept. 9. Welcome Fest is an event hosted...

This Is: Izzy Heltai

Izzy Heltai, a student at MCLA, just played his second year at the FreshGrass music festival, which took place Friday through Sunday at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), but it took a lot...

“We the People” Theme Chosen For Powerful Plays

MCLA’s FPA Theatre department will be performing “Passing Strange” directed by Jeremy Winchester and “Tartuffe”, directed by Laura Standley, this fall semester, with the two shows uniting under the theme of “We the People”. This...

The EMMY’s: Running out of Ideas

After this Sunday’s EMMYs, the big ticket winners were shows that touched on domestic violence, a dystopian world in which women are basically used for sex, and comedy gold. “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “Big...
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Recap: Fresh Grass 2017

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The Gray Comma Flies Downtown

The Gray Comma butterfly is no longer common in Western Massachusetts, but recently has been seen in the Berkshires. Here in North Adams, the Gray Comma will be making its way the whole school...

“Our Country’s Good” to Add Humor to Dark Topics

MCLA’s FPA department will perform “Our Country’s Good,” written by Timberlake Wertenbaker, based on the novel “The Playmaker” by Thomas Keneally. Senior and FPA major Victoria Fernandez explains the true story about a group of...

Gorillaz Release First Album In Years, “Humanz”

It’s been nearly six years since the world was treated to another genre-bending mix of synthesized ear candy crafted by the British, animated band “The Gorillaz.” Known for their mind altering and surreal music videos...

Dance is your thing: Bryanna Bradley explores black masculinity in “buck”

In a massive room filled with swirling wind spinners, millions of multicolored beads and glowing chandeliers enclosed in glimmering crystals, you can’t take your eyes off the two performers underneath the massive crystalline structure...

Empire Cafe Rolls Out the Red Carpet

Pete Wheeler has never been a part of the restaurant business, but that did not stop him from opening Empire Café, located on 57 Main Street. Deciding to run his own business, the Florida, Mass....