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“The Iron Trials” shines, but not so bright

Popular young adult novelist Cassandra Clare, author of The Mortal Instruments series, and Holly Black, known for The Spiderwick Chronicles, team up for a new middle grade series, but that doesn’t mean it’s limited...

This Is: NF

Michigan rapper NF brings his upbringing and troubles forward in emotionally written lyrics and intriguing music videos. Raised by his father and losing his mother due to overdose, NF’s music career began in 2010 with...

SAC comedy stop fills the house

Sullivan Lounge had no empty seats during Comedy Stop, where SAC brought a comedian to perform in front of the student body. Although the events in the past have never seemed to gain much...

“Between Shades of Gray” shows WWII through a new POV

Ruta Sepetys’ 2011 novel “Between Shades of Gray” isn’t a companion to the “50 Shades” series, but a historical fiction novel that captivates readers and holds their attention. Set during World War II, 15-year-old Lina,...

Electronic Dance Music Rings In Winter Break

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“Tartuffe” Pokes at Politics

Article by Nick Bassett Adapted from Molière’s original play, which first premiered in 1664, MCLA’s Fine and Performing Arts Department adds some modern commentary on an otherwise timeless, theatrical comedy. The entirety of the play takes...

This Is: Eric Robbins

Eric Robbins, a junior at MCLA, is a local musician who describes his sound as best fitting in with the indie singer-songwriter genre or in a coffee house. “I think I’ve always just had an...

How Art, Politics, and Activism Collide

A panel discussion was held this past Thursday entitled, “We the People: Art + Activist + Political Causes,” featuring letterpress printer Amos Kennedy Jr., poet Holly Wren Spaulding, and PROOF founder Leora Kahn. The talk...

Harlequin’s celebrates 15 annual revue

The Harlequin's Annual Revue is just around the corner and its co-presidents couldn't be more excited about it. The Harlequin Annual Revue is a selection of songs from different musical theatre shows put on by the...

North Adams farmers market begins a new season

A farmers' market is a staple in almost every town. Usually held during the spring and summer (and even sometimes fall) months, these markets are a great place to get local and fresh produce,...

Time to relax with the DAD club

There is a new club on campus called the DAD Club or, as they go by on their Facebook page, Rad Dads of MCLA, and it is something new and completely unique. “It’s more...

This Is: A Day Without Love

A Day Without Love has always been a solo act, consisting of Brian Walker, a Philadelphia native. Walker told the Beacon over a Google Hangout interview that the idea started in 2007, but did...

Midnight Madness: then and now

One of MCLA’s most popular events of the fall semester has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean it's forgotten. What goes into an event like Midnight Madness? Celia Norcross, assistant dean of student development...

WJJW: Turning Up The Sound

WJJW, the College's radio station, will present The Sound, an event bringing together five musical acts from MCLA and the surrounding area. The concert will feature performances by the MCLA Jazz Band with Trevor Wheelock,...

This Is: LANY

Los Angeles band LANY has many different sounds; it’s kind of hard to pinpoint them to a specific genre. Their use of synths and edgy guitar riffs is what makes them stand out. Their debut, a...