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Claims of “gag order”

On Oct. 6, the Beacon reported that Mary Hastings resigned from her position to “explore other opportunities.” Hastings, however,  tells another story. She claims she was...

Queens of noise: Female-fronted heavy metal bands take over the world

Heavy Metal has changed a lot since the 1970’s. It still remains predominantly a man’s world, and it is more acceptable for men to...

Trustee Board approves $30 million operating budget

Around eleven professionals sat in large spinny chairs in Mark Hopkins on Thursday Sept. 15 and voted to allow MCLA administration access to $1...

Virtual reality: Changing the way we learn

By Ronald Leja. Special to the Beacon. 2016 marks the year in which virtual reality is no longer the work of Hollywood fantasy. Last week,...
Kehlani

BREAKING: Kehlani admitted to hospital following suicide attempt

Written by Paige Pomerantz and Jon Hoel Rapper and SAC spring concert performer Kehlani was hospitalized on Monday March 28 after an attempted suicide following...

Bernard elected North Adams’ 26th Mayor

Additional reporting by Jacob Vitali, Special to the Beacon NORTH ADAMS- Political newcomer and North Adams native Thomas Bernard was elected the 26th Mayor of...

Recreational marijuana on the next Mass. Ballot

By Ronald Leja. Special to The Beacon. Voters may have a chance to put an end to marijuana prohibition throughout Massachusetts.  The Campaign to Regulate...

With MCLA individual enrichment program gone, College seeks to emulate its strengths

After three decades, the College will no longer offer the Individual Enrichment Program (IEP). It was used as a way to offer underprivileged and...

MassPIRG $9 waivable fee wins in SGA elections

MassPIRG Campus Organizer Michael Basmajian left the College after a year and a half to join a sister organization just as MCLA’s chapter was...

Students transported to BMC after detecting strong odor in BT

By Nick Swanson Twenty-seven students from the Berkshire Towers (BT) were transported to the hospital and Wellness Center Saturday night after being exposed to a...

Dr. James Birge selected as MCLA’s 12th president

After a six-month search process, the presidential search committee and Board of Trustees has announced Dr. James Birge to serve as the 12th president...

Welcoming Trailblazers from afar

By Shunquell Dennis. Special to The Beacon. Although MCLA is small college and many of the students come from Massachusetts and other surrounding states such...

Come together, get uncomfortable, MCLA

Grey clouds and rain came, cascading down on a somber day in North Adams. Students, faculty and administrators gathered around the Amsler Campus Center Marketplace,...
Pete Davidson will be SAC's spring comedian

Pete Davidson Will Headline SAC’s Spring Comedy Show

The Student Activity Council (SAC) annual spring event has been a standard of not only MCLA's spring term, but for most colleges for many...