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  • By Harmony Birch Cheryl Savageau, a Native American poet, grew up in the fifties; a time where being an “Indian” wasn’t as accepted as it is today. “A lot of times I didn’t realize that what we called ourselves was French Canadian which was a way to cover up what...

    Poet Embraces Her Own Differences

    By Harmony Birch Cheryl Savageau, a Native American poet, grew up in the fifties; a time where being an “Indian” wasn’t as accepted as it is today. “A lot of times I didn’t realize that what we called ourselves was French Canadian which was a way to cover up what…

  • By Rachel Fitterman Mass MoCA will double the size of its campus thanks to a $25.4 million state grant. Governor Deval Patrick spoke at the museum Monday Nov. 17, praising the investment for long-term thinking and focus on improving the education and infrastructure of North Adams. “Art completes us and...

    MoCA to get $25 Million Expansion

    By Rachel Fitterman Mass MoCA will double the size of its campus thanks to a $25.4 million state grant. Governor Deval Patrick spoke at the museum Monday Nov. 17, praising the investment for long-term thinking and focus on improving the education and infrastructure of North Adams. “Art completes us and…

  • By Juanita Doss Rock music blared through the speakers as players fled through the locker room doors and onto the ice, hitting black pucks into white netted goals. The Berkshire Battalions are the newest franchise in the Federal Hockey League, with players from all over the world. Their coach Dan...

    New NFL Hockey Team in Town Hits the Ice

    By Juanita Doss Rock music blared through the speakers as players fled through the locker room doors and onto the ice, hitting black pucks into white netted goals. The Berkshire Battalions are the newest franchise in the Federal Hockey League, with players from all over the world. Their coach Dan…

  • By: Nicholas Swanson Jose Antonio Vargas is an undocumented immigrant living in America who arrived from the Philippines in 1993, at the age of 12. Last summer he was arrested by border control when attempting to board a plane to leave Texas. The authorities brought him to a detention center,...

    Vargas: Change in Culture Requires Political Change

    By: Nicholas Swanson Jose Antonio Vargas is an undocumented immigrant living in America who arrived from the Philippines in 1993, at the age of 12. Last summer he was arrested by border control when attempting to board a plane to leave Texas. The authorities brought him to a detention center,…

  • By Isabel McKenzie The Gaming Alliance and Computer Society have come together to put on a release party for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire and Super Smash Bros. video games. The event will take place tomorrow in Murdock 218 at 5pm. The two clubs collaborated to co-sponsor the release...

    Gaming and Computer Clubs Join Forces

    By Isabel McKenzie The Gaming Alliance and Computer Society have come together to put on a release party for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire and Super Smash Bros. video games. The event will take place tomorrow in Murdock 218 at 5pm. The two clubs collaborated to co-sponsor the release…

  • By Idalis Foster “If the U.S. were to insert the Indian theory of secularism into its legal system, then prostate Mormons could practice polygamy, or religious institutions like colleges and/or Hobby Lobby could exclude birth control and abortion coverage from health care insurance,” said English/Communications Professor David Langston. Langston analyzed...

    Langston Shares Case Study of Secularism

    By Idalis Foster “If the U.S. were to insert the Indian theory of secularism into its legal system, then prostate Mormons could practice polygamy, or religious institutions like colleges and/or Hobby Lobby could exclude birth control and abortion coverage from health care insurance,” said English/Communications Professor David Langston. Langston analyzed…

  • By Nicole L’Etoile Alexander Butfilowski, a senior, photographer, and Arts Management major, has taken full advantage of all the things MCLA has to offer and made the most of his college experience. Butfilowski grew up in Greenwood Lake, NY, and came to MCLA as an undeclared major, eventually hoping to...

    Senior Arts Management Major Branches Out

    By Nicole L’Etoile Alexander Butfilowski, a senior, photographer, and Arts Management major, has taken full advantage of all the things MCLA has to offer and made the most of his college experience. Butfilowski grew up in Greenwood Lake, NY, and came to MCLA as an undeclared major, eventually hoping to…

  • By Christopher Johnson North Adams, Mass.—Ewa Chruściel began reading in a solemn but sincere voice that soon became the eloquently and intricately repetitive, alliterative, detailed poetry that is her trademark. As she says in one poem: “repetition is innovation.” Her work deviates from many of the traditional Polish poets, like...

    Chruściel Reads Contemporary Polish Poetry

    By Christopher Johnson North Adams, Mass.—Ewa Chruściel began reading in a solemn but sincere voice that soon became the eloquently and intricately repetitive, alliterative, detailed poetry that is her trademark. As she says in one poem: “repetition is innovation.” Her work deviates from many of the traditional Polish poets, like…

  • By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney “Every cup of coffee is everything that is going wrong with globalization,” said Dean’s Beans founder Dean Cycon. “We’re so disconnected from the middle man, yet all connected, profoundly.” Cycon expressed the importance of the environment and interconnectivity between countries and companies at the Elizabeth and Lawrence...

    Cycon Works With Coffee Farmers and Improves their Communities

    By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney “Every cup of coffee is everything that is going wrong with globalization,” said Dean’s Beans founder Dean Cycon. “We’re so disconnected from the middle man, yet all connected, profoundly.” Cycon expressed the importance of the environment and interconnectivity between countries and companies at the Elizabeth and Lawrence…

  • Mary K. Grant, 11th president and college alumna, was elected chancellor of the University of North Carolina in August and will spend her last day on campus Nov. 19.  Grant is the first alumna of the college to serve as its president and has made many accomplishments during her time...

    Farewell to President Grant

    Mary K. Grant, 11th president and college alumna, was elected chancellor of the University of North Carolina in August and will spend her last day on campus Nov. 19.  Grant is the first alumna of the college to serve as its president and has made many accomplishments during her time…

  • By Nick Swanson The Student Government Association (SGA) approved the supplemental budget request from Students Taking Action for Gender Equality (STAGE) for their first leadership auction. The $275 from the supplemental budget is to fund a selection of food for the event, which will be a black and white tie...

    SGA Funds STAGE Auction

    By Nick Swanson The Student Government Association (SGA) approved the supplemental budget request from Students Taking Action for Gender Equality (STAGE) for their first leadership auction. The $275 from the supplemental budget is to fund a selection of food for the event, which will be a black and white tie…

  • By Nick Swanson Tonight, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas will present the Michael S. and Kitty Dukakis Public Policy Lecture at 7 p.m. The event will take place in the Church Street Center auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public. “Jose Antonio Vargas is both compassionate and...

    Vargas Expected to Spark Activism on Immigration in Policy Lecture

    By Nick Swanson Tonight, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas will present the Michael S. and Kitty Dukakis Public Policy Lecture at 7 p.m. The event will take place in the Church Street Center auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public. “Jose Antonio Vargas is both compassionate and…

  • By Isabel McKenzie Today, the Flagg Townhouse Advisory board will promote acts of kindness across campus with their “Do it for the Kind” event. Do-gooders will film themselves participating in acts of kindness and post it on the popular video app Vine. The idea for the event came during an...

    Townhouse Creates Kindness Movement

    By Isabel McKenzie Today, the Flagg Townhouse Advisory board will promote acts of kindness across campus with their “Do it for the Kind” event. Do-gooders will film themselves participating in acts of kindness and post it on the popular video app Vine. The idea for the event came during an…

  • By Juanita Doss Sophomore Emily Meidenbauer fell in love with writing when she was handed a composition notebook in third grade. She wrote for thirty minutes to an hour daily and from that, Meidenbauer knew she wanted to be a writer. Five years ago she looked for a way to...

    Student Writers Race to Complete Novels

    By Juanita Doss Sophomore Emily Meidenbauer fell in love with writing when she was handed a composition notebook in third grade. She wrote for thirty minutes to an hour daily and from that, Meidenbauer knew she wanted to be a writer. Five years ago she looked for a way to…

  • By Idalis Foster The annual winter parking ban is back in effect, having begun on November 1st and remaining until April 30th at the latest. With this ban, parking overnight is going to be a difficult task for visitors of North Adams. Since the Berkshire area tends to get heavy...

    Overnight Parking Ban Takes Effect

    By Idalis Foster The annual winter parking ban is back in effect, having begun on November 1st and remaining until April 30th at the latest. With this ban, parking overnight is going to be a difficult task for visitors of North Adams. Since the Berkshire area tends to get heavy…

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