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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Tim Jay Retirement

By Tessa Sestito Fu*k. Usually someone wouldn’t say this four-letter curse word around their grandparents or even at the dinner table, but for Dr. Tim Jay,...

Susan Birns Retirement

By Samantha Giffen One winter morning, Susan Birns sat at her kitchen table at her home in Becket on a dirt road deep in the woods....

Yorick brings timeless Shakespearian tales to life

Dismissal of a politician who ends up inciting a popular movement, redefining a national identity and a leader who surrounds himself with dangerous allies?...

Cat provides support for her owner’s anxiety

By Sophia Player The cat sits calmly on the bed, careful yet cautious, warm yet well aware, allowing very few to pet her and sticking...

From roadie to retirement

By Brianna Lamb “Okay, this one’s a true story. Can’t make this one up,” Andrew “Andy” Hoar said. He set the scene. The equipment for the...

Roxanne Morton-Fili finds a connection between the mind and body

Roxanne Morton-Fili juggles her time between MCLA’s Counseling Services and Pittsfield’s Clinical Support Options. Both jobs provide her with unique opportunities she thoroughly enjoys. Morton-Fili...

Sounds and Tones helps expand and grow the local music scene

Ask any musician about the difficulties involved in making it in the music industry, and chances are the term “record label” will make its...

Crafting Club: A place for people to come together and have...

Zigzagged lines in blues, pinks, and purples were drawn across plain white canvas sneakers. Rubbing alcohol was then dropped across the shoe’s surface to create...

John Cornman: A Helping Hand In Career Services

With the end of the semester quickly approaching, graduating students have a lot to look forward to. Outside of the accommodating bubble of college...

Club of the Month: Rugby Club

The sun begins to slip behind the mountains as the team gathers on the pitch. Fifteen students have met for a game of skill and...
Eagle Street North Adams

Eagle Street Initiative Aims to Revitalize

The city of North Adams tried its best to claim the 1st place spot during the Small Business Revolution last month. The chatter concerning...

Dominique Stevenson-Pope: Winner of the Second Trailblazer Cookoff

Dominique Stevenson-Pope missed cooking, as cooking on a college budget can be tough, and space for it isn't easily afforded on campus. When she found...

Fishing With Jon – Prison Writing

Most people are familiar with "In Cold Blood," the seminal work by novelist Truman Capote, which depicts the gruesome murders of a family of...

WJJW DJ Profile: Jacob Vitali of “Your World According to Me”

Political Science major Jacob Vitali is the host of “Your World According to Me,” a two hour program airing every Wednesday from 4 to...

Editorial – From the Beacon to the trustees – Disarm

In spring 2012 the MCLA student board of trustees voted 10-1 to arm campus security. This was very controversial because more than 87 percent...