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MCLA students meet V.E. Schwav

MCLA Book Club meets two acclaimed fantasy authors

The MCLA Book Club made the three hour trek from the Berkshires to Boston to attend acclaimed fantasy author V.E. Schwab’s “A Conjuring of...

Queer San Francisco Travel Course allows students to see the city through a historical...

San Francisco has been known as a “safe place” for people who were different from mainstream society. Neighborhoods within the city became not only...

SGA: diversity survey update, club budgets and campus police concerns dominate meeting

Despite two weeks having passed since the last SGA meeting, the gallery was full once more with students. Whereas on Feb 13 the goal was...

SAC, with few options left, swaps concert for comedian in spring event

The 2017 spring concert will not be the musician students voted for in the fall. Instead, the College’s Student Activities Council (SAC) has arranged...

Attorney General Sessions rescinds Obama-era directive on private prisons

WASHINGTON - In a one-paragraph memo sent out Tuesday, Feb. 21, Attorney General Jeff Sessions undid an Obama administration directive halting government's Bureau of...

Trump sends Congress first budget request to tune of $54b for defense

WASHINGTON - President Trump's administration sent Congress its first budget proposal requesting an additional $54 billion in military spending. This would be a nine...

BSU black history month: Spreading culture

In honor of Black History Month, MCLA’s Black Student Union has been hosting events focusing on diversity and inclusion. Every Friday throughout February there...

President Birge addresses protests, backlash and the road ahead

Almost halfway through the spring 2017 semester, the MCLA community has seen a Trump presidency, many forms of protests on campus and throughout the...

Computer Society aims for bigger events, increased membership

As SGA's Budget Season is under way for the next fiscal year, MCLA's Computer Society is aiming to deepen its mark on campus. "The Computer...

North Adams Celebrates 20th Annual Winterfest

Friends and family lined Main Street last Saturday for the city of North Adam’s 20th annual Winterfest Celebration. The conditions for this year’s event...

North Adams loses the Small Business Revolution

  Bristol Borough, Pa. beat out North Adams and three other towns to win the Small Business Revolution competition, hosted by the Deluxe Corporation. However,  North...

Roxane Gay encourages unruliness in an age of ‘American disgrace’

"Bad Feminist" and "Difficult Women" author Roxane Gay packed Williams College's Chapin Hall with a mixture of members from the Williamstown and North Adams...

Transfer students give feedback on MCLA shortcomings

The rate of students transferring schools in higher education is at an all-time high. According to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, which surveyed...

MASSPIRG launches 100 percent renewable energy campaign

MCLA's chapter of MASSPIRG, the Massachusetts branch of the Public Interest Research Group, revealed last Friday that it is running a 100 percent renewable energy...

NASC Professor Lawrence Vadnais passes away

North Adams State College Professor Lawrence Vadnais passed away earlier this month, at the age of 91. Vadnais retired from teaching in 1987. Of his...