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  • By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney   The college’s smoking policy task force has combined several small committees and has distributed positions to further research in establishing an updated smoking policy for the campus. A campus wide survey, including faculty and staff, will be available by May 13 either through self-service banner or...

    Smoking policy Task Force holds first meeting

    By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney   The college’s smoking policy task force has combined several small committees and has distributed positions to further research in establishing an updated smoking policy for the campus. A campus wide survey, including faculty and staff, will be available by May 13 either through self-service banner or…

  • By Rominda deBarros   The College will celebrate its 115th Commencement in the Amsler Campus Center Gymnasium on Saturday, May 17, beginning at 11 a.m. The Baccalaureate ceremony will be held on Friday, May 16 at 3 p.m. in the Church Street Center. Graduates will start off the Commencement ceremony...

    MCLA gears up for Commencment 2014

    By Rominda deBarros   The College will celebrate its 115th Commencement in the Amsler Campus Center Gymnasium on Saturday, May 17, beginning at 11 a.m. The Baccalaureate ceremony will be held on Friday, May 16 at 3 p.m. in the Church Street Center. Graduates will start off the Commencement ceremony…

  • By James Hunter   The Trailblazers will enter the postseason tomorrow with the second seed after splitting the series with top-seeded Bridgewater State. “Bridgewater is our biggest rivalry in the MASCAC and I can picture it coming down to us versus them in the MASCAC final again,” Samantha Boyle said....

    Softball surges into playoffs

    By James Hunter   The Trailblazers will enter the postseason tomorrow with the second seed after splitting the series with top-seeded Bridgewater State. “Bridgewater is our biggest rivalry in the MASCAC and I can picture it coming down to us versus them in the MASCAC final again,” Samantha Boyle said….

  • By Jess Gamari The State legislature is currently discussing monetary appropriations to give to state universities, according to James Stakenas, Vice President of Administration and Finance. It’s possible this may cause an increase to student fees. “Right now the governor’s budget in the House Committees on Ways and  Means budget...

    Student fees may face another increase

    By Jess Gamari The State legislature is currently discussing monetary appropriations to give to state universities, according to James Stakenas, Vice President of Administration and Finance. It’s possible this may cause an increase to student fees. “Right now the governor’s budget in the House Committees on Ways and  Means budget…

  • By Nick Swanson   Students presented their final projects at the College’s annual Undergraduate Research Conference (URC), explaining the work they had done this semester. “It’s pleasing to see everybody come together, especially on a day with no classes, to hear various topics, support each other, and learn new things,”...

    MCLA celebrates student research

    By Nick Swanson   Students presented their final projects at the College’s annual Undergraduate Research Conference (URC), explaining the work they had done this semester. “It’s pleasing to see everybody come together, especially on a day with no classes, to hear various topics, support each other, and learn new things,”…

  • By Alexander Moore   The Queer Student Union (QSU) received the right to change their name from BGLAD on Monday, April 7. “We wanted a more inclusive group name that would represent us as a whole,” President of QSU Andrew McNamara said. “We were really trying to look for singular...

    BGLAD now QSU

    By Alexander Moore   The Queer Student Union (QSU) received the right to change their name from BGLAD on Monday, April 7. “We wanted a more inclusive group name that would represent us as a whole,” President of QSU Andrew McNamara said. “We were really trying to look for singular…

  • By Jess Gamari   A total of 453  ballots were cast in the SGA elections last week, with six disqualified ballots. Current SGA President Jake Powers said the presidential race came down to a difference of five votes. “The Elections Committee and I recounted the ballots three times,” he said....

    SGA Spring Election Results

    By Jess Gamari   A total of 453  ballots were cast in the SGA elections last week, with six disqualified ballots. Current SGA President Jake Powers said the presidential race came down to a difference of five votes. “The Elections Committee and I recounted the ballots three times,” he said….

  • By Gabriel Kogel   The Environuts sold three trays of pansies on Earth Day to kick off a week of environmentally friendly events. “We want students to keep the natural world in mind all year round, that’s the idea behind selling the pansies. We depend on plants to survive, but...

    Club promotes sustainable practices for Earth Week

    By Gabriel Kogel   The Environuts sold three trays of pansies on Earth Day to kick off a week of environmentally friendly events. “We want students to keep the natural world in mind all year round, that’s the idea behind selling the pansies. We depend on plants to survive, but…

  • By Yvonne Camacho   Senior Charlene Corleto is counting down the days until graduation: 23 remain. With graduation on the horizon, she is also thinking about the number of days until she has to start repaying her student loans. “I’m aware of how much I owe, but I have a...

    Public service jobs offer student loan forgiveness

    By Yvonne Camacho   Senior Charlene Corleto is counting down the days until graduation: 23 remain. With graduation on the horizon, she is also thinking about the number of days until she has to start repaying her student loans. “I’m aware of how much I owe, but I have a…

  • By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney   The last Green Living Seminar will be held tonight at 5:30 p.m. in Murdock 218, with talks by four local farmers. A round table discussion titled “Success, Opportunities and Challenges in Farming in the Berkshires.” The lecture is free and open to the campus and community....

    Semester’s Green Living Seminars conclude tonight

    By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney   The last Green Living Seminar will be held tonight at 5:30 p.m. in Murdock 218, with talks by four local farmers. A round table discussion titled “Success, Opportunities and Challenges in Farming in the Berkshires.” The lecture is free and open to the campus and community….

  • By Gabriel Kogel   A medical marijuana dispensary, located at 26 Roberts Drive in North Adams, would have been North Adams’ (and the Berkshires’) only medical marijuana dispensary, had it been approved by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) Jan 31. According to North Adams City Councilman Wayne Wilkinson,...

    Berkshire County Without a Medical Marijuana Dispensary

    By Gabriel Kogel   A medical marijuana dispensary, located at 26 Roberts Drive in North Adams, would have been North Adams’ (and the Berkshires’) only medical marijuana dispensary, had it been approved by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) Jan 31. According to North Adams City Councilman Wayne Wilkinson,…

  • By Nick Swanson   The Veterans Resource Center (VRC) is dedicated to benefit all student, faculty and staff veterans on campus. The center is located in Venable Hall room 309. “Ideally the center will provide access to academic support, professional peer advising, computer training and other essential services to make...

    Veteran’s Center opens

    By Nick Swanson   The Veterans Resource Center (VRC) is dedicated to benefit all student, faculty and staff veterans on campus. The center is located in Venable Hall room 309. “Ideally the center will provide access to academic support, professional peer advising, computer training and other essential services to make…

  • By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney   MountainOne made a $100,000 pledge to create the MountainOne Community Development Scholars Fund that offers one internship opportunity for a student to work with a non-profit organization in the summer in regions where the bank is located. These regions include communities throughout Mass., in the Berkshires,...

    Donation for non-profit internships

    By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney   MountainOne made a $100,000 pledge to create the MountainOne Community Development Scholars Fund that offers one internship opportunity for a student to work with a non-profit organization in the summer in regions where the bank is located. These regions include communities throughout Mass., in the Berkshires,…

  • By Alexander Moore   A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at the new facilities building on Ashland St., and the 48 members of the staff will move into the building at the start of May. Director of facilities Charles Kimberling said the new building will keep the staff in one...

    Facilities building to open tomorrow

    By Alexander Moore   A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at the new facilities building on Ashland St., and the 48 members of the staff will move into the building at the start of May. Director of facilities Charles Kimberling said the new building will keep the staff in one…

  • By Brittany Gallacher     Emily Meidenbauer sits at the rounded tabled of suite four in Berkshire Towers. Open books surround her as she types furiously on her Dell laptop, fingers clacking against the keys at lightning speed. The green sleeves of her cardigan are rolled up in a business-like...

    The rewards and risks of self-publishing

    By Brittany Gallacher     Emily Meidenbauer sits at the rounded tabled of suite four in Berkshire Towers. Open books surround her as she types furiously on her Dell laptop, fingers clacking against the keys at lightning speed. The green sleeves of her cardigan are rolled up in a business-like…

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