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  • By: Nicholas Swanson The National Residence Honorary Hall (NRHH) and Susan B. Anthony Women’s Center continue the Breast Week Ever events today and tomorrow. Today, the Black Student Union (BSU) will have a breast cancer jeopardy table in the Campus Center Marketplace. Students will be quizzed on different facts about...

    Breast Week Ever A Collaborative Effort to Support Breast Cancer

    By: Nicholas Swanson The National Residence Honorary Hall (NRHH) and Susan B. Anthony Women’s Center continue the Breast Week Ever events today and tomorrow. Today, the Black Student Union (BSU) will have a breast cancer jeopardy table in the Campus Center Marketplace. Students will be quizzed on different facts about…

  • By Juanita Doss Nicholas Kristof told MCLA students the story of a 15-year-old girl in Cambodia who was kidnapped by her neighbor and forced into a brothel. She became a victim of sex trafficking, and not too long after her freedom was bought back by her mother, she died of...

    ‘Half the Sky’ Author Argues Plight of Oppressed Women

    By Juanita Doss Nicholas Kristof told MCLA students the story of a 15-year-old girl in Cambodia who was kidnapped by her neighbor and forced into a brothel. She became a victim of sex trafficking, and not too long after her freedom was bought back by her mother, she died of…

  • By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney Campus Police will switch to the Rave Guardian alert system in order to increase communication measures across campus during an emergency, similar to the recent bomb threat. When the bomb threat happened on Monday, Oct. 6, students, staff and faculty were alerted via text message, fire alarm,...

    New Rave Guardian Alert System to be Used for Emergencies

    By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney Campus Police will switch to the Rave Guardian alert system in order to increase communication measures across campus during an emergency, similar to the recent bomb threat. When the bomb threat happened on Monday, Oct. 6, students, staff and faculty were alerted via text message, fire alarm,…

  • By Idalis Foster Doctor Thomas Whalen, professor of Business Administration, is the newest member of MCLA’S business department and has come a long way to teach in the humble city of North Adams. He hails from New Jersey but he has lived in multiple places including Spokane, Washington and most...

    What Brings Business Experience to Academia

    By Idalis Foster Doctor Thomas Whalen, professor of Business Administration, is the newest member of MCLA’S business department and has come a long way to teach in the humble city of North Adams. He hails from New Jersey but he has lived in multiple places including Spokane, Washington and most…

  • By Isabel McKenzie Sociology Professor Jennifer Zoltanski used research from her own students to formulate field notes on their happiness levels, and constructed a paper to discuss this data. “Undergraduate Happiness: Some Preliminary Field Notes From the Classroom” presented by Zoltanski was the second Brown Bag Lecture of this semester....

    Zoltanski Presents Field Notes Analyzing Students’ Happiness

    By Isabel McKenzie Sociology Professor Jennifer Zoltanski used research from her own students to formulate field notes on their happiness levels, and constructed a paper to discuss this data. “Undergraduate Happiness: Some Preliminary Field Notes From the Classroom” presented by Zoltanski was the second Brown Bag Lecture of this semester….

  • By Juanita Doss Students decorated pink ribbons during the Women’s Center Breast Cancer Event on Wednesday Oct. 8 in remembrance of loved ones who lost their battles to breast cancer. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women and is the second most common form of cancer.  This year...

    Women’s Center Honors Breast Cancer Victims

    By Juanita Doss Students decorated pink ribbons during the Women’s Center Breast Cancer Event on Wednesday Oct. 8 in remembrance of loved ones who lost their battles to breast cancer. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women and is the second most common form of cancer.  This year…

  • By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney United Nations member Adam Hinds will speak on ISIS and the implications for the international community on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Murdock 218. MCLA’s International Conflict Prevention and Resolution Speaker Series made the presentation possible through grants from The Boschen Peace and International Understanding...

    UN Member to Speak on ISIS

    By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney United Nations member Adam Hinds will speak on ISIS and the implications for the international community on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Murdock 218. MCLA’s International Conflict Prevention and Resolution Speaker Series made the presentation possible through grants from The Boschen Peace and International Understanding…

  • By Nicholas Swanson Luma’s Muffin and Mug coffee shop on Main St. is set to close on Saturday, Oct. 18. Nicole and Glen Maloney first opened the shop on St. Patrick’s Day over two years ago. “There is not enough space in the (coffee) shop we have now,” Glen Maloney...

    Luma’s to Close This Weekend

    By Nicholas Swanson Luma’s Muffin and Mug coffee shop on Main St. is set to close on Saturday, Oct. 18. Nicole and Glen Maloney first opened the shop on St. Patrick’s Day over two years ago. “There is not enough space in the (coffee) shop we have now,” Glen Maloney…

  • By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney On Oct. 1 of each year, the annual Clery report containing campus safety, security, and fire procedures is produced and made available as a requirement by federal law. Statistics related to criminal offenses and fires reported for the last three consecutive years are also published. This year...

    Sexual Assault Added to Annual Clery Report

    By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney On Oct. 1 of each year, the annual Clery report containing campus safety, security, and fire procedures is produced and made available as a requirement by federal law. Statistics related to criminal offenses and fires reported for the last three consecutive years are also published. This year…

  • By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney The Massachusetts Department of Education donated $26,000 to fund its participation in the Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Program during the 2015 fiscal year. Shortly after, AT&T made a donation of $5,000 to fund five $1,000 scholarships for undergrad students. The Dual Enrollment Program is available to juniors and...

    $31,000 to Benefit Scholarships

    By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney The Massachusetts Department of Education donated $26,000 to fund its participation in the Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Program during the 2015 fiscal year. Shortly after, AT&T made a donation of $5,000 to fund five $1,000 scholarships for undergrad students. The Dual Enrollment Program is available to juniors and…

  • By Isabel McKenzie The Women’s Center’s event “Be Who You Are: A Journey of Self Discovery” kicked off on Tuesday, Oct. 7amid casual conversation and treats such as fruit, brownies and juice boxes. The event focused on the topics of being comfortable with yourself and suicide prevention. Magnets featuring the...

    ‘Be Who You Are’ Event Emphasizes Self-Discovery

    By Isabel McKenzie The Women’s Center’s event “Be Who You Are: A Journey of Self Discovery” kicked off on Tuesday, Oct. 7amid casual conversation and treats such as fruit, brownies and juice boxes. The event focused on the topics of being comfortable with yourself and suicide prevention. Magnets featuring the…

  • By Idalis Foster On October 7, 2014, two Pakistani journalists visited MCLA as part of the International Center for Journalists’ and the U.S.-Pakistan Professional Partnership in Journalism. Samiullah Randhawa, reporter for the Daily Bazyab, and Abdul Bari Madokhail, feature writer for the Daily Jehan, spoke to classes and The Beacon...

    Pakistani Journalists Emphasize Freedom of Expression in U.S.

    By Idalis Foster On October 7, 2014, two Pakistani journalists visited MCLA as part of the International Center for Journalists’ and the U.S.-Pakistan Professional Partnership in Journalism. Samiullah Randhawa, reporter for the Daily Bazyab, and Abdul Bari Madokhail, feature writer for the Daily Jehan, spoke to classes and The Beacon…

  • Editorial The removal of a large number the Oct. 9 issue of Beacon newspapers occurred on Monday at some time prior to an Open House event, hosted by the Admissions office. The Beacon speculates that the removal was because issue four of the Beacon displayed bomb threat and drug bust...

    Editorial The removal of a large number the Oct. 9 issue of Beacon newspapers occurred on Monday at some time prior to an Open House event, hosted by the Admissions office. The Beacon speculates that the removal was because issue four of the Beacon displayed bomb threat and drug bust…

  • By Nick Arena An arrest has been made for the bomb threat that occurred on Monday morning. Senior Jarret Ferriter was arraigned on Tuesday in Northern Berkshire District Court for an alleged connection to the threat. “It was linked back [to Ferriter] through witness who were in the area of...

    Student Arrested for Bomb Threat

    By Nick Arena An arrest has been made for the bomb threat that occurred on Monday morning. Senior Jarret Ferriter was arraigned on Tuesday in Northern Berkshire District Court for an alleged connection to the threat. “It was linked back [to Ferriter] through witness who were in the area of…

  • By Nick Arena Two students were arrested on drug charges early Monday morning, shortly before the bomb threats were called in. Juniors William Boos and Korey Scott were arrested as a part of a coordinated investigation, according to Michael Cozzaglio, director of the North Adams Police Department (NAPD). “This was...

    Two Students Arrested in Drug Bust on Campus

    By Nick Arena Two students were arrested on drug charges early Monday morning, shortly before the bomb threats were called in. Juniors William Boos and Korey Scott were arrested as a part of a coordinated investigation, according to Michael Cozzaglio, director of the North Adams Police Department (NAPD). “This was…

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