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  • By: Nicholas Swanson The Student Government Association (SGA) is looking forward to execute new ideas for next semester. New plans include an increased discipline for the smoking policy, representation on Campus Safety Advisory board committee, and extension of withdrawal period. Campus Safety Advisory Board Committee According to SGA treasurer Nicholas...

    SGA Discusses Plans for Spring

    By: Nicholas Swanson The Student Government Association (SGA) is looking forward to execute new ideas for next semester. New plans include an increased discipline for the smoking policy, representation on Campus Safety Advisory board committee, and extension of withdrawal period. Campus Safety Advisory Board Committee According to SGA treasurer Nicholas…

  • By: Nicholas Swanson Jose Antonio Vargas is an undocumented immigrant living in America who arrived from the Philippines in 1993, at the age of 12. Last summer he was arrested by border control when attempting to board a plane to leave Texas. The authorities brought him to a detention center,...

    Vargas: Change in Culture Requires Political Change

    By: Nicholas Swanson Jose Antonio Vargas is an undocumented immigrant living in America who arrived from the Philippines in 1993, at the age of 12. Last summer he was arrested by border control when attempting to board a plane to leave Texas. The authorities brought him to a detention center,…

  • By Isabel McKenzie The Gaming Alliance and Computer Society have come together to put on a release party for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire and Super Smash Bros. video games. The event will take place tomorrow in Murdock 218 at 5pm. The two clubs collaborated to co-sponsor the release...

    Gaming and Computer Clubs Join Forces

    By Isabel McKenzie The Gaming Alliance and Computer Society have come together to put on a release party for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire and Super Smash Bros. video games. The event will take place tomorrow in Murdock 218 at 5pm. The two clubs collaborated to co-sponsor the release…

  • By Idalis Foster “If the U.S. were to insert the Indian theory of secularism into its legal system, then prostate Mormons could practice polygamy, or religious institutions like colleges and/or Hobby Lobby could exclude birth control and abortion coverage from health care insurance,” said English/Communications Professor David Langston. Langston analyzed...

    Langston Shares Case Study of Secularism

    By Idalis Foster “If the U.S. were to insert the Indian theory of secularism into its legal system, then prostate Mormons could practice polygamy, or religious institutions like colleges and/or Hobby Lobby could exclude birth control and abortion coverage from health care insurance,” said English/Communications Professor David Langston. Langston analyzed…

  • By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney “Every cup of coffee is everything that is going wrong with globalization,” said Dean’s Beans founder Dean Cycon. “We’re so disconnected from the middle man, yet all connected, profoundly.” Cycon expressed the importance of the environment and interconnectivity between countries and companies at the Elizabeth and Lawrence...

    Cycon Works With Coffee Farmers and Improves their Communities

    By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney “Every cup of coffee is everything that is going wrong with globalization,” said Dean’s Beans founder Dean Cycon. “We’re so disconnected from the middle man, yet all connected, profoundly.” Cycon expressed the importance of the environment and interconnectivity between countries and companies at the Elizabeth and Lawrence…

  • Mary K. Grant, 11th president and college alumna, was elected chancellor of the University of North Carolina in August and will spend her last day on campus Nov. 19.  Grant is the first alumna of the college to serve as its president and has made many accomplishments during her time...

    Farewell to President Grant

    Mary K. Grant, 11th president and college alumna, was elected chancellor of the University of North Carolina in August and will spend her last day on campus Nov. 19.  Grant is the first alumna of the college to serve as its president and has made many accomplishments during her time…

  • By Nick Swanson The Student Government Association (SGA) approved the supplemental budget request from Students Taking Action for Gender Equality (STAGE) for their first leadership auction. The $275 from the supplemental budget is to fund a selection of food for the event, which will be a black and white tie...

    SGA Funds STAGE Auction

    By Nick Swanson The Student Government Association (SGA) approved the supplemental budget request from Students Taking Action for Gender Equality (STAGE) for their first leadership auction. The $275 from the supplemental budget is to fund a selection of food for the event, which will be a black and white tie…

  • By Nick Swanson Tonight, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas will present the Michael S. and Kitty Dukakis Public Policy Lecture at 7 p.m. The event will take place in the Church Street Center auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public. “Jose Antonio Vargas is both compassionate and...

    Vargas Expected to Spark Activism on Immigration in Policy Lecture

    By Nick Swanson Tonight, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas will present the Michael S. and Kitty Dukakis Public Policy Lecture at 7 p.m. The event will take place in the Church Street Center auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public. “Jose Antonio Vargas is both compassionate and…

  • By Isabel McKenzie Today, the Flagg Townhouse Advisory board will promote acts of kindness across campus with their “Do it for the Kind” event. Do-gooders will film themselves participating in acts of kindness and post it on the popular video app Vine. The idea for the event came during an...

    Townhouse Creates Kindness Movement

    By Isabel McKenzie Today, the Flagg Townhouse Advisory board will promote acts of kindness across campus with their “Do it for the Kind” event. Do-gooders will film themselves participating in acts of kindness and post it on the popular video app Vine. The idea for the event came during an…

  • By Juanita Doss Sophomore Emily Meidenbauer fell in love with writing when she was handed a composition notebook in third grade. She wrote for thirty minutes to an hour daily and from that, Meidenbauer knew she wanted to be a writer. Five years ago she looked for a way to...

    Student Writers Race to Complete Novels

    By Juanita Doss Sophomore Emily Meidenbauer fell in love with writing when she was handed a composition notebook in third grade. She wrote for thirty minutes to an hour daily and from that, Meidenbauer knew she wanted to be a writer. Five years ago she looked for a way to…

  • By Idalis Foster The annual winter parking ban is back in effect, having begun on November 1st and remaining until April 30th at the latest. With this ban, parking overnight is going to be a difficult task for visitors of North Adams. Since the Berkshire area tends to get heavy...

    Overnight Parking Ban Takes Effect

    By Idalis Foster The annual winter parking ban is back in effect, having begun on November 1st and remaining until April 30th at the latest. With this ban, parking overnight is going to be a difficult task for visitors of North Adams. Since the Berkshire area tends to get heavy…

  • By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney The way you get your morning cup of joe is changing, and not necessarily for the better. “Every cup of coffee is everything that is going wrong with globalization,” said Dean’s Beans founder Dean Cycon. “We’re so disconnected from the middle man, yet all connected, profoundly.” Cycon...

    Farmers lives not valued by price of coffee

    By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney The way you get your morning cup of joe is changing, and not necessarily for the better. “Every cup of coffee is everything that is going wrong with globalization,” said Dean’s Beans founder Dean Cycon. “We’re so disconnected from the middle man, yet all connected, profoundly.” Cycon…

  • By Idalis Foster Faculty from the state university of Massachusetts ratified a contract that which will include a 3.5 percent increase in the salaries of day contracts. It will also improve the tenure and post tenure review process, and allow faculty to go through one evaluation for both tenure and...

    Faculty Approve Three-Year Contract

    By Idalis Foster Faculty from the state university of Massachusetts ratified a contract that which will include a 3.5 percent increase in the salaries of day contracts. It will also improve the tenure and post tenure review process, and allow faculty to go through one evaluation for both tenure and…

  • By Caitlin O’Neill Charlie Baker is governor, the Bottle Bill is dead, and casinos are here to stay in Massachusetts as the results of Tuesday’s midterm elections. The race for governor was neck-and-neck throughout the day, and for a while it looked as though Martha Coakley was pulling ahead. Baker...

    Charlie Baker Elected Governor

    By Caitlin O’Neill Charlie Baker is governor, the Bottle Bill is dead, and casinos are here to stay in Massachusetts as the results of Tuesday’s midterm elections. The race for governor was neck-and-neck throughout the day, and for a while it looked as though Martha Coakley was pulling ahead. Baker…

  • By Caitlin O’Neill The Republican Party took the Senate and House majority in Tuesday’s midterm elections. “Everybody saw this coming,” MCLA senior Brendan Peltier said in observation, “but some people, including me, were hoping it did not happen. All I can do is hope that the Republicans try to work...

    Republicans Move into the Senate

    By Caitlin O’Neill The Republican Party took the Senate and House majority in Tuesday’s midterm elections. “Everybody saw this coming,” MCLA senior Brendan Peltier said in observation, “but some people, including me, were hoping it did not happen. All I can do is hope that the Republicans try to work…

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