Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

I am writing you today to express my thoughts and feelings about MCLA’s food service. The quality of the food needs to be improved. Why should students pay about $2,000 for a meal plan for food that is in my opinion, not that good? The U.S. is full of processed foods that have short and long term effects on a […]

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: A lot of students including myself have been complaining about the quality of Aramark’s food. I understand that Aramark has an agenda they must follow, but it is still unfair for students who pay over $2,000 for the meal plan to not be provided with satisfying food. We deserve to get our money’s worth. The in-state tuition, […]

‘American Sniper’ depicted terrorists

‘American Sniper’ depicted terrorists

Dear Editor,              ​I am writing to you to comment on the article “Islamophobia and the barbarity of imperialism,” in the Arts & Politics column of this past week’s issue of the Beacon. Personally, and I hope I’m not alone here, but I was offended and disgusted by the comments made about the film biopic of American military veteran Chris […]

by · February 12, 2015 · Letters to the Editor, Opinion
Annoyed with A&E coverage

Annoyed with A&E coverage

As a senior Fine and Performing Arts (FPA) student, I’m not impressed with the way Arts & Entertainment is edited, especially when it is edited by some who don’t truly understand the world in which we are immersed in daily. Besides having false words put into my mouth for a comment I had “apparently” said in The Beacon about a […]

by · April 2, 2014 · Letters to the Editor
Frustrating wait for Steinem lecture

Frustrating wait for Steinem lecture

I would like to express my concern about the reputation of MCLA when it concerns invitations to community events. As you probably have heard, there was an exceptionally long wait for entrance into the Gloria Steinem presentation.  I arrived 40 minutes before the event was to begin and waited way too long before the doors were open.  Why couldn’t the […]

by · March 27, 2014 · Letters to the Editor

Grant thanks community for reaccreditation work

After almost two years of thorough planning and tireless preparation, our NEASC accreditation visit is now complete. While the process is far from over (the accreditation process will continue through 2014) we have every reason to be proud of our collective efforts. Faculty, staff, students, Trustees and community members played important roles in both the production of a comprehensive self-study […]

by · November 7, 2013 · Letters to the Editor
Will MCLA continue investing in dirty energy?

Will MCLA continue investing in dirty energy?

Let me start by saying I do not think the amount of money MCLA invests in fossil fuel companies is anything more than a mere drop in the bucket for these enormous corporations. Led by acclaimed climate change writer Bill McKibben, the “Do the Math” tour has been traveling the country promoting college divestment of endowment funds from fossil fuel […]

by · March 7, 2013 · Letters to the Editor
Arming Public Safety

Arming Public Safety

In spite of the fact that at least two-thirds of the College’s faculty, students, and neighbors opposed the move, the College’s Public Safety director admits he went directly to Item 10 on the list of ARM campus safety recommendations, and proceeded to plan training and purchase guns for his cadre of officers.   While this situation seems antithetical to a small, […]

by · February 21, 2013 · Letters to the Editor
Risk managment protocol ‘bears watching’

Risk managment protocol ‘bears watching’

Andrew Hodgson’s Beacon piece of January 31, 2013, which appeared on the front page, above the fold, featured an interview with MCLA Public Safety Director Joseph Charon and a photo of the department’s lethal weapon of choice.  In spite of the fact that two thirds of the College’s faculty, students, and neighbors OPPOSED the move, Director Charon admits that he […]

by · February 7, 2013 · Letters to the Editor
Church offers thank you to students and parents

Church offers thank you to students and parents

A big thank you from the First Baptist Church in North Adams, to all the young men and women at MCLA, for donating warm clothes as part of our community outreach program to provide needed clothing to our neighbors.  MCLA students and parents donated up to 25 large bags of clothing – coats, shirts, sweaters, shoes, gloves, etc. With what […]

by · December 17, 2012 · Letters to the Editor
Students appeal to governor concerning Trustees

Students appeal to governor concerning Trustees

Dear Governor Patrick, There is a serious breach of trust at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. Despite significant dissent on part of students and faculty, the Board of Trustees voted to arm the college’s campus police starting January 2013. Since the spring of 2012, both students and faculty protested this decision. Whereas some protested the act of arming, others […]

by · December 17, 2012 · Letters to the Editor
LTTE: Coverage of ballot Question 2 unbalanced

LTTE: Coverage of ballot Question 2 unbalanced

I would like to express my disappointment regarding the article, “Question 2: Death With Dignity,” especially the section regarding arguments against Question 2. By interviewing the same professors for both sides of the argument, perception is skewed and the arguments against the question seem weaker than those in favor of the question. It would have been beneficial to interview someone […]

by · November 8, 2012 · Letters to the Editor
Letter to the Editor: Parliamentarian: Update those constitutions

Letter to the Editor: Parliamentarian: Update those constitutions

Hello everyone! I hope your semester has gotten off to a fantastic start! I would like to take this opportunity to thank all that voted in this past week’s election. I was happy to see that the student body was actively taking part in deciding who would be representing them for the upcoming school year. Also, congratulations to the newly […]

by · October 3, 2012 · Letters to the Editor
A welcome from your SGA President

A welcome from your SGA President

I would like to take a minute of your time to welcome all returning students back to campus. I hope the new academic year finds you well-rested and in good health and spirit. For those of you just joining our community I offer a warm and sincere welcome! MCLA is a wonderful college community and I am glad that you will now be a part of it. First and foremost, I […]

by · September 26, 2012 · Letters to the Editor

Coordinating Vice President welcomes students

To My Fellow MCLA Students, First of all, welcome back! I hope you all had an amazing summer and are ready to get back down to business. This year, I have the honor of being your Coordinating Vice President of the Student GovernmentAssociation. As such, I have the privilege of working with the various clubs oncampus. This also means that […]

by · September 23, 2012 · Letters to the Editor