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  • By Juanita Doss MCLA’s athletic training program is looking to attract and expand applications from multicultural students after receiving The National Athletic Training Association (NATA) Ethnic Diversity Enhancement grant for $2,400. Biology Professor and Athletic Training Director Peter Hoyt said the athletic training program will jump on board with the...

    NATA Grants Athletics $2,400 for Multicultural Diversity

    By Juanita Doss MCLA’s athletic training program is looking to attract and expand applications from multicultural students after receiving The National Athletic Training Association (NATA) Ethnic Diversity Enhancement grant for $2,400. Biology Professor and Athletic Training Director Peter Hoyt said the athletic training program will jump on board with the…

  • By Isabel McKenzie The Adam Hinds lecture and discussion on ISIS presented what the rise of individualism means to the organization and how to approach 21st century threats in this modern world. Hinds highlighted the inter-connectivity of the world today and questioned “how we are taking on foreign affairs and...

    ISIS’s Strategies Explained by Hinds

    By Isabel McKenzie The Adam Hinds lecture and discussion on ISIS presented what the rise of individualism means to the organization and how to approach 21st century threats in this modern world. Hinds highlighted the inter-connectivity of the world today and questioned “how we are taking on foreign affairs and…

  • By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney CEO and Founder of Dean’s Beans Organic Coffee Company, Dean Cycon, will speak on Wednesday, Nov. 5 honoring the annual Elizabeth and Lawrence Vadnais Environmental Issues Lecture Series. Cycon visited the college last spring to speak at the Green Living series seminar about his sustainable business being...

    Vadnais Lecture to Host Dean’s Beans Founder

    By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney CEO and Founder of Dean’s Beans Organic Coffee Company, Dean Cycon, will speak on Wednesday, Nov. 5 honoring the annual Elizabeth and Lawrence Vadnais Environmental Issues Lecture Series. Cycon visited the college last spring to speak at the Green Living series seminar about his sustainable business being…

  • By Isabel McKenzie Republican Charlie Baker’s campaign for governor centers on issues of economic growth and jobs, education, safer and stronger communities, health care, and trust in the state government for the people of Massachusetts. Baker hopes to expand economic and career opportunities within the Commonwealth by focusing on growing...

    Baker Focuses on Jobs, Healthcare, Reforming Tax Code

    By Isabel McKenzie Republican Charlie Baker’s campaign for governor centers on issues of economic growth and jobs, education, safer and stronger communities, health care, and trust in the state government for the people of Massachusetts. Baker hopes to expand economic and career opportunities within the Commonwealth by focusing on growing…

  • By Idalis Foster MCLA, Williams College, and North Adams Public Schools are working together in a new STEM related program called Teaching-to-Learn. The program brings undergraduate students from both colleges into elementary schools to teach science and is funded by the National Science Foundation. The institutions have been brainstorming this...

    Students Teach STEM to Local K-7 Graders

    By Idalis Foster MCLA, Williams College, and North Adams Public Schools are working together in a new STEM related program called Teaching-to-Learn. The program brings undergraduate students from both colleges into elementary schools to teach science and is funded by the National Science Foundation. The institutions have been brainstorming this…

  •   ​A non-traditional student was arrested by Public Safety officers on Tuesday after he was found allegedly intoxicated and carrying a loaded firearm. According to a Public Safety Crime and Safety Report, Christopher LaFrance, a non-traditional student from Williamstown, was arrested at approximately 5:50 p.m. in the Amsler Campus Center....

    Student Arrested in Campus Center

      ​A non-traditional student was arrested by Public Safety officers on Tuesday after he was found allegedly intoxicated and carrying a loaded firearm. According to a Public Safety Crime and Safety Report, Christopher LaFrance, a non-traditional student from Williamstown, was arrested at approximately 5:50 p.m. in the Amsler Campus Center….

  • By Nicholas Swanson Students were sworn into their new positions in the SGA senate on Monday evening. The results for the Student Government Association (SGA) fall election are final. “I am happy to see all of the new additions to SGA; congratulations to everyone who was elected,” SGA adviser Jenn...

    Newly Elected SGA Senators Take Oath

    By Nicholas Swanson Students were sworn into their new positions in the SGA senate on Monday evening. The results for the Student Government Association (SGA) fall election are final. “I am happy to see all of the new additions to SGA; congratulations to everyone who was elected,” SGA adviser Jenn…

  • By: Nicholas Swanson The National Residence Honorary Hall (NRHH) and Susan B. Anthony Women’s Center continue the Breast Week Ever events today and tomorrow. Today, the Black Student Union (BSU) will have a breast cancer jeopardy table in the Campus Center Marketplace. Students will be quizzed on different facts about...

    Breast Week Ever A Collaborative Effort to Support Breast Cancer

    By: Nicholas Swanson The National Residence Honorary Hall (NRHH) and Susan B. Anthony Women’s Center continue the Breast Week Ever events today and tomorrow. Today, the Black Student Union (BSU) will have a breast cancer jeopardy table in the Campus Center Marketplace. Students will be quizzed on different facts about…

  • By Juanita Doss Nicholas Kristof told MCLA students the story of a 15-year-old girl in Cambodia who was kidnapped by her neighbor and forced into a brothel. She became a victim of sex trafficking, and not too long after her freedom was bought back by her mother, she died of...

    ‘Half the Sky’ Author Argues Plight of Oppressed Women

    By Juanita Doss Nicholas Kristof told MCLA students the story of a 15-year-old girl in Cambodia who was kidnapped by her neighbor and forced into a brothel. She became a victim of sex trafficking, and not too long after her freedom was bought back by her mother, she died of…

  • By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney Campus Police will switch to the Rave Guardian alert system in order to increase communication measures across campus during an emergency, similar to the recent bomb threat. When the bomb threat happened on Monday, Oct. 6, students, staff and faculty were alerted via text message, fire alarm,...

    New Rave Guardian Alert System to be Used for Emergencies

    By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney Campus Police will switch to the Rave Guardian alert system in order to increase communication measures across campus during an emergency, similar to the recent bomb threat. When the bomb threat happened on Monday, Oct. 6, students, staff and faculty were alerted via text message, fire alarm,…

  • By Idalis Foster Doctor Thomas Whalen, professor of Business Administration, is the newest member of MCLA’S business department and has come a long way to teach in the humble city of North Adams. He hails from New Jersey but he has lived in multiple places including Spokane, Washington and most...

    What Brings Business Experience to Academia

    By Idalis Foster Doctor Thomas Whalen, professor of Business Administration, is the newest member of MCLA’S business department and has come a long way to teach in the humble city of North Adams. He hails from New Jersey but he has lived in multiple places including Spokane, Washington and most…

  • By Isabel McKenzie Sociology Professor Jennifer Zoltanski used research from her own students to formulate field notes on their happiness levels, and constructed a paper to discuss this data. “Undergraduate Happiness: Some Preliminary Field Notes From the Classroom” presented by Zoltanski was the second Brown Bag Lecture of this semester....

    Zoltanski Presents Field Notes Analyzing Students’ Happiness

    By Isabel McKenzie Sociology Professor Jennifer Zoltanski used research from her own students to formulate field notes on their happiness levels, and constructed a paper to discuss this data. “Undergraduate Happiness: Some Preliminary Field Notes From the Classroom” presented by Zoltanski was the second Brown Bag Lecture of this semester….

  • By Juanita Doss Students decorated pink ribbons during the Women’s Center Breast Cancer Event on Wednesday Oct. 8 in remembrance of loved ones who lost their battles to breast cancer. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women and is the second most common form of cancer.  This year...

    Women’s Center Honors Breast Cancer Victims

    By Juanita Doss Students decorated pink ribbons during the Women’s Center Breast Cancer Event on Wednesday Oct. 8 in remembrance of loved ones who lost their battles to breast cancer. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women and is the second most common form of cancer.  This year…

  • By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney United Nations member Adam Hinds will speak on ISIS and the implications for the international community on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Murdock 218. MCLA’s International Conflict Prevention and Resolution Speaker Series made the presentation possible through grants from The Boschen Peace and International Understanding...

    UN Member to Speak on ISIS

    By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney United Nations member Adam Hinds will speak on ISIS and the implications for the international community on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Murdock 218. MCLA’s International Conflict Prevention and Resolution Speaker Series made the presentation possible through grants from The Boschen Peace and International Understanding…

  • By Nicholas Swanson Luma’s Muffin and Mug coffee shop on Main St. is set to close on Saturday, Oct. 18. Nicole and Glen Maloney first opened the shop on St. Patrick’s Day over two years ago. “There is not enough space in the (coffee) shop we have now,” Glen Maloney...

    Luma’s to Close This Weekend

    By Nicholas Swanson Luma’s Muffin and Mug coffee shop on Main St. is set to close on Saturday, Oct. 18. Nicole and Glen Maloney first opened the shop on St. Patrick’s Day over two years ago. “There is not enough space in the (coffee) shop we have now,” Glen Maloney…

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