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  • By: Nicholas Swanson Last Friday the Black Student Union (BSU) held a candlelight vigil in recognition of recent protests in over ninety cities that occurred after the grand jury’s decision regarding Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri. The vigil was an example of a peaceful protest, where over 40 people,...

    Recognizing the Ferguson Case

    By: Nicholas Swanson Last Friday the Black Student Union (BSU) held a candlelight vigil in recognition of recent protests in over ninety cities that occurred after the grand jury’s decision regarding Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri. The vigil was an example of a peaceful protest, where over 40 people,…

  • By Idalis Foster Over the past few weeks, the news of a Cleveland child shot for playing with a air soft gun and the announcements of both Officer Darren Wilson and Officer Daniel Pantaleo being let go after grand juries decided not to indict them, have become a catalyst for...

    Students Hold Ongoing Conversation on Race

    By Idalis Foster Over the past few weeks, the news of a Cleveland child shot for playing with a air soft gun and the announcements of both Officer Darren Wilson and Officer Daniel Pantaleo being let go after grand juries decided not to indict them, have become a catalyst for…

  • By: Nicholas Swanson Rachel Durgin, Class of 2018 senate representative, was newly elected and sworn in as the SGA senate secretary. Before Durgin was elected, all candidates were reminded that an executive cabinet member is not allowed to hold another e-board position for a SGA funded club; however, if funding...

    SGA Selects Senate Secretary

    By: Nicholas Swanson Rachel Durgin, Class of 2018 senate representative, was newly elected and sworn in as the SGA senate secretary. Before Durgin was elected, all candidates were reminded that an executive cabinet member is not allowed to hold another e-board position for a SGA funded club; however, if funding…

  • By Juanita Doss With a creative mind and a love for music, Brandon Valdes’ company DevantNY (Devant) was born. Valdes, a freshman studying business and marketing, created the company two years ago in the Bronx with his brother and their mutual friends. “We all like the same type of things,...

    Student Entrepreneur Creates Artwork for Music Album Covers

    By Juanita Doss With a creative mind and a love for music, Brandon Valdes’ company DevantNY (Devant) was born. Valdes, a freshman studying business and marketing, created the company two years ago in the Bronx with his brother and their mutual friends. “We all like the same type of things,…

  • By Christopher Johnson Student Government Association (SGA) is trying to increase conversation on campus while there are some possible future changes in the policy of handling sexual assault cases, according to Theresa O’Bryant, the interim vice president of student affairs. “SGA is partnering with the ALANA club council, Women’s Center,...

    SGA Plans to Promote Awareness for Sexual Assault in Spring

    By Christopher Johnson Student Government Association (SGA) is trying to increase conversation on campus while there are some possible future changes in the policy of handling sexual assault cases, according to Theresa O’Bryant, the interim vice president of student affairs. “SGA is partnering with the ALANA club council, Women’s Center,…

  • By Isabel McKenzie Aramark abides by a new waste disposal ban which promotes more environmentally friendly food disposal practices. The ban requires institutions that create over one ton of organic material every week to repurpose or donate any useable food. Governor Deval Patrick’s administration put the ban into effect on...

    New Tracking Program to be Followed when Disposing Food Waste

    By Isabel McKenzie Aramark abides by a new waste disposal ban which promotes more environmentally friendly food disposal practices. The ban requires institutions that create over one ton of organic material every week to repurpose or donate any useable food. Governor Deval Patrick’s administration put the ban into effect on…

  • By: Nicholas Swanson Mary Ellen Olenyk, Director of Human Resources and chairperson of the smoking policy task force, spoke with the SGA to clarify the smoking policy on campus. According to Olenyk, the original smoking policy is outdated and did not incorporate smoking laws put into effect since the policy...

    SGA Talks Future of Smoking Policy

    By: Nicholas Swanson Mary Ellen Olenyk, Director of Human Resources and chairperson of the smoking policy task force, spoke with the SGA to clarify the smoking policy on campus. According to Olenyk, the original smoking policy is outdated and did not incorporate smoking laws put into effect since the policy…

  • By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney The non-traditional student who was arrested on campus on Oct. 28 on account of six charges has been released from custody under a list of conditions. The conditions for Christopher LaFrance, 25, a Williamstown resident, includes staying away from MCLA campus, abstaining from drugs and alcohol, reporting...

    Student Arrested in October Released on Probation

    By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney The non-traditional student who was arrested on campus on Oct. 28 on account of six charges has been released from custody under a list of conditions. The conditions for Christopher LaFrance, 25, a Williamstown resident, includes staying away from MCLA campus, abstaining from drugs and alcohol, reporting…

  • By Idalis Foster Cynthia Roper-Patenaude, English teacher at McCann Technical High School and alumna of MCLA, received the Educator Alumni Award on Tuesday, Nov. 18at the Massachusetts State House. The recipients of the award are selected by the Massachusetts State Universities Council of Presidents. Patenaude works with MCLA students through...

    McCann Teacher Receives Educator Alumni Award

    By Idalis Foster Cynthia Roper-Patenaude, English teacher at McCann Technical High School and alumna of MCLA, received the Educator Alumni Award on Tuesday, Nov. 18at the Massachusetts State House. The recipients of the award are selected by the Massachusetts State Universities Council of Presidents. Patenaude works with MCLA students through…

  • By Matthew Aceto Children, adults, and senior citizens eagerly file one by one inside the building. A few dedicated locals even bring their bags in with them. Sharp pings and thunderous clashes can be heard from a short distance away. Inside, North Adam’s Greylock Bowl & Golf thrives with family...

    Bowling Still a Popularity for All Ages

    By Matthew Aceto Children, adults, and senior citizens eagerly file one by one inside the building. A few dedicated locals even bring their bags in with them. Sharp pings and thunderous clashes can be heard from a short distance away. Inside, North Adam’s Greylock Bowl & Golf thrives with family…

  • By Juanita Doss One can easily walk or drive down Holden Street without noticing the consignment shop, Once Around the Block, located there. First-time retail owner Stephanie Melito was forced to close her shop on Nov. 17 with racks fully stocked and shoes neatly placed on shelves after opening in...

    Consignment Shop Closes Doors

    By Juanita Doss One can easily walk or drive down Holden Street without noticing the consignment shop, Once Around the Block, located there. First-time retail owner Stephanie Melito was forced to close her shop on Nov. 17 with racks fully stocked and shoes neatly placed on shelves after opening in…

  • By Brittany Gallacher College students often refer to their school as a home away from home, but for some it is their only residence option.  Since MCLA does not offer on-campus housing for the entirety of the semester break, students must find a place to stay if they do not...

    For Semester Breaks, Some Students Remain Without a Home

    By Brittany Gallacher College students often refer to their school as a home away from home, but for some it is their only residence option.  Since MCLA does not offer on-campus housing for the entirety of the semester break, students must find a place to stay if they do not…

  • By Isabel McKenzie The first ever Students Taking Action for Gender Equality (STAGE) Leadership Auction raised a donation of $100 for the Elizabeth Freeman Center, and connected students and student leaders on campus. At the event, students auctioned off skills or talents at a starting bid of one dollar. Each...

    $100 Raised at STAGE Auction for Local Center

    By Isabel McKenzie The first ever Students Taking Action for Gender Equality (STAGE) Leadership Auction raised a donation of $100 for the Elizabeth Freeman Center, and connected students and student leaders on campus. At the event, students auctioned off skills or talents at a starting bid of one dollar. Each…

  • 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…

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