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Red Sox GM visits Berkshire County

Red Sox GM visits Berkshire County

By: Jesse Collings             The weather outside was a bitter, biting cold and the snow on the ground made downtown Pittsfield look more like the North Pole than a city, but despite the icy climate, fans from all over Berkshire County came to the Old Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield to talk about baseball. The Pittsfield […]

by · February 12, 2015 · News
Club member Liz Salvetti and S.T.A.G.E president Carrisa Sacherski pose after creating a playlist for the event.

College holds annual Sextival with a twist

  By: Gionna Nourse A plethora of clubs will join each other once again to educate students about safe sex and sexuality, this time with a burlesque theme at this year’s Sextival on Feb. 28. “Sextival has in many ways been a representation of my love and energy, and this is an event that means quite a bit to me,” […]

by · February 12, 2015 · News
Students and faculty attend Q & A sessions for presidential candidates

Students and faculty attend Q & A sessions for presidential candidates

  By: Nick Swanson Administrators, students, faculty and staff members all participated in the Q&A sessions for the first two presidential candidates. All meetings with the candidates are open to the public. Dr. Paula Krebs, dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Bridgewater State University, was first to speak with the college community. Krebs taught Victorian literature […]

by · February 12, 2015 · News
MCLA Network Down

MCLA Network Down

MCLA’s network is currently down. MCLA IT is  working diligently to find a solution. Expect issues with WiFi, Logging onto campus computers, and accessing personal files on accounts.

by · February 11, 2015 · News, Online Exclusive
Photo courtesy of Nicole Ngoon.

Study Abroad: A life-changing experience

  By: Juanita Doss Her love for animals, wildlife and endangered species took her on an unforgettable journey to Alaska; a place she never wanted to leave. “It was the most amazing experience,” said sophomore TaylorJae Tabor. “I was in the woods all the time.” She left her Swansea, Mass., home on a hot and sticky August day to make […]

by · February 5, 2015 · Features, News
Late professor remembered for contributions to College

Late professor remembered for contributions to College

  By: Makayla-Courtney McGeeney James L. May of Florida Mountain retired from the college as professor emeritus after serving for thirty-three years, and recently passed away on Jan. 19 at home. A memorial service was held on Jan. 24 in Murdock Hall where friends, family, faculty and former students shared memories. In 1974 May started at North Adams State College and […]

by · February 5, 2015 · News
MCLA launches teaching initiative with gift from Greylock Federal Credit Union

MCLA launches teaching initiative with gift from Greylock Federal Credit Union

  By: Nicholas Swanson In December MCLA started ‘Greylock Teach Fellows,’ a program made possible through a $100,000 pledge from Greylock Federal Credit Union (GFCU) towards “Sowing Seeds for Success: The MCLA Campaign for the Future.” The program will provide a head start for 20 to 30 high school students looking to expand their learning experience through teaching, and will […]

by · February 5, 2015 · News
‘Selma’ and ‘American Sniper’ provoke debate, accuracy, heroism

‘Selma’ and ‘American Sniper’ provoke debate, accuracy, heroism

  By: Mitchell Chapman “American Sniper” and “Selma,” while both critical and financial hits, have sparked controversy over their portrayals of real-life people. American Sniper follows the story of Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper), the “deadliest sniper in American history” through his four tours of duty in Iraq. According to chriskyleamericansniper.info, Kyle is credited with 160 kills. Kyle in the movie is […]

by · February 5, 2015 · A&E, Features, News
Islamophobia and the barbarity of imperialism

Islamophobia and the barbarity of imperialism

  By: Shirin Hijab In the afternoon of MCLA’s first snow day, I spent some time watching a short film directed Mustafa Abu Ali called “They Do Not Exist.” I’d read about this film online find and then found it on YouTube and was thoroughly gleeful. Throughout the month of January and probably through December I’ve been hearing all about […]

by · February 5, 2015 · News, Opinion
Changes to club budget process now more accessible

Changes to club budget process now more accessible

By: Makayla-Courtney McGeeney Budget Request Forms for fiscal year 2016 were released to all clubs and organizations on campus to be due tomorrow. Budget season lasts until March 9, when final allocations are voted on by the senate. According to SGA treasurer Nicholas Hernigle, the Budget Finance Committee (BFC) serves as a middleman in the timeline between clubs submitting a […]

by · February 5, 2015 · News
Doughty earns $3,000 “Koko” scholarship

Doughty earns $3,000 “Koko” scholarship

  By: Kaliegh Hayes Instead of falling down the icy sidewalks here at MCLA, senior Elizabeth Doughty has gone nowhere but uphill during her journey as a Trailblazer. During her four years here, Doughty has achieved numerous accomplishments. She was a residential advisor for three years, tutoring students and completed hundreds of clinical hours in athletic training. Doughty’s consistency and love […]

by · February 5, 2015 · Features, News

Climate change seminar has campus feeling green

  By: Brittany Gallacher Dr. Brian Rose, professor of atmospheric and environmental sciences at the University of Albany, kicked off the first Green Living Seminar last week with a question: What sets the temperature of the Earth? Rose said he wanted to show a deeper understanding of the past and future climate of the Earth, although his presentation focused more on […]

by · February 5, 2015 · News
Event encourages athletic activity for young girls

Event encourages athletic activity for young girls

  By: Idalis Foster The much-anticipated National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) festivities will be hosted by the athletics department this Saturday. This year’s celebration will be the college’s 25th year of participation in the national event and is opening the Amsler Campus Center Gym to women and girls from the North Adams community. This year’s theme is “Game […]

by · February 5, 2015 · News
College receives award for outstanding community service CNCS honors College

College receives award for outstanding community service CNCS honors College

By Gionna Nourse MCLA was named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) in December 2014, in appreciation of its student-based volunteer, civic-engagement, and service learning efforts throughout the year. 2014 is the fourth year the college has been honored by the CNCS with this prestigious award. The CNCS […]

by · February 4, 2015 · News
Fine and Performing Arts department receives $15,000 grant from NEA Grant supports collective impact

Fine and Performing Arts department receives $15,000 grant from NEA Grant supports collective impact

By: Harmony Birch Berkshire County is known as a cultural hub. However, according to Lisa Donovan, an arts management professor at the College, residents of Berkshire County lack opportunities to engage in the arts. This is showcased by the lack of artistic programs offered in Berkshire County schools. “Arts are getting increasing marginalized as a result of No Child Left […]

by · February 4, 2015 · News, Top Stories