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Photo by Nick Arena.

The Laugh in the Labyrinth

By Sarah Murphy There’s a room tucked away in a labyrinth hallway of the Campus Center, built up with cinderblock walls painted white, adorned with family photos and Boston Red Sox memorabilia. To get to this room, one must climb a dizzying assortment of staircases up, down, and sideways. At the end, one will find the Athletics Department Office, where […]

by · December 10, 2014 · Slideshow, Sports, Sports Front Page
New Playoff Format is Far From Perfect

New Playoff Format is Far From Perfect

By Jesse Collings With the BSC system dead, the NCAA banked on creating a new, less controversial method for deciding a national champion for Division 1 college football. The new system, a four team tournament determined by a selection committee of notable names within the field of collegiate athletics and the NCAA, fans and the media all had high expectations […]

by · December 10, 2014 · Sports, Sports Front Page
Women’s Basketball Goes 1-2

Women’s Basketball Goes 1-2

By Jesse Collings The Women’s Basketball team dropped their opening contest in the annual Ed Hockenbury Classic, but made up for it by picking up a victory in the consolation game on Saturday, to finish the tournament with a record of 1-1. MCLA met the hosts of the tournament, Norwich University, in the first round on Friday, and fell to […]

by · December 10, 2014 · Sports, Sports Front Page
Tyler Bacon.

NFL Remains Ignorant of Instances of Domestic Abuse

By Tyler Bacon A lot of attention has been given lately to the long-term effects of concussions that NFL players suffer and become inherent to the game. But the league has consistently turned a blind eye to blows sustained by women at the hands of many NFL players over the last decade. That all changed when TMZ released a video […]

by · December 10, 2014 · Opinion, Sports, Sports Front Page
MCLA Falls in Tournament Final

MCLA Falls in Tournament Final

By Tyler Bacon The 2014 Tri-State Shootout concluded Sunday afternoon at Southern Vermont College with the home team hoisting the tournament trophy for the second straight year. SVC defeated the Trailblazers 80-60, ending the Blazers’ hopes of taking home the trophy. Coming off of a triple-overtime thriller against RPI to make it to the championship game, MCLA went into the […]

by · December 10, 2014 · Sports, Sports Front Page
CFB Playoff Set

CFB Playoff Set

By Tyler Bacon #2 Oregon Ducks vs #3 Florida State Seminoles It’s back to the Rose Bowl for the defending champs. This semifinal is a good matchup since it features the reigning Heisman winner Jameis Winston vs. the likely Heisman winner, Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota. Each quarterback will be tested throughout the game. There is speed on both defenses with […]

by · December 10, 2014 · Sports, Sports Front Page
Nicholas Arena, Managing Editor.

Good Night and Good Luck

By Nick Arena The end of the semester is upon us once more. For some, myself included, it is the very last. There have been ups and downs, but I can’t say that I would change any of it for the world. I’ve grown as a person, and I have found something that I truly love doing. Unfortunately, student newspapers […]

by · December 10, 2014 · Opinion
All Over the Place For the Holiday Part 2

All Over the Place For the Holiday Part 2

By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney So, you’ve eaten all these sweet treats and extra calories and have no idea how to get rid of the bloat before wearing your holiday suit. The usual options flowing through would be endless hours of cardio and starving yourself, but there’s much more to it than that. By burning more cals during the holidays, high intensity […]

by · December 10, 2014 · Opinion
Declining Graduation Rates Encourage a “Guided Pathway”

Declining Graduation Rates Encourage a “Guided Pathway”

By Harmony Birch 37 percent of students who started MCLA in 2006 graduated in four years, according to the Chronicle for Higher Education. While 37 percent might seem low, the national average was only 31.3 percent, not including part-time freshmen and students who have attended college before. At MCLA 51.3 percent of students graduate in six years, according to 2010 […]

by · December 10, 2014 · Features, Online Exclusive
Hazing on Campuses Goes too Far

Hazing on Campuses Goes too Far

By Juanita Doss On Nov.12, an 18-year-old freshman at West Virginia University (WVU) was found unconscious in Kappa Sigma’s fraternity house. Nolan Burch, a resident of Buffalo, N.Y., was found around midnight. When police arrived at the scene, a man was performing CPR on Burch, who was still unresponsive. Burch died three days later after a stay in the intensive […]

by · December 10, 2014 · Features, Online Exclusive
New Nail Polish Detects Date Rape Drugs

New Nail Polish Detects Date Rape Drugs

By Gionna Nourse Imagine getting ready to go to a party on a Friday night and putting on nail polish that not only looks great, but could also protect you from getting your drink spiked. Four students from North Carolina State University have invented a nail polish that detects common date rape drugs by changing color when the drug is […]

by · December 10, 2014 · Features, Online Exclusive
SGA Talks Future of Smoking Policy

SGA Talks Future of Smoking Policy

By: Nicholas Swanson Mary Ellen Olenyk, Director of Human Resources and chairperson of the smoking policy task force, spoke with the SGA to clarify the smoking policy on campus. According to Olenyk, the original smoking policy is outdated and did not incorporate smoking laws put into effect since the policy was created around 15 years ago. One example is that […]

by · December 3, 2014 · Front Page, News
Student Arrested in October Released on Probation

Student Arrested in October Released on Probation

By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney The non-traditional student who was arrested on campus on Oct. 28 on account of six charges has been released from custody under a list of conditions. The conditions for Christopher LaFrance, 25, a Williamstown resident, includes staying away from MCLA campus, abstaining from drugs and alcohol, reporting to a Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic, and to sign all […]

by · December 3, 2014 · Front Page, News, Top Stories
Photo by Agnella Gross.

Strong Emphasis on Humor in ‘The Liar’

By Christopher Johnson The recent production of David Ives’s “The Liar” by MCLA’s Fine and Performing Arts Department was involved and intense, and made what could have been a boring story very intricate. The production relied heavily on the great talents of the actors and the strong writing by Ives adapted from 17th century French playwright Pierre Corneille, who was […]

by · December 3, 2014 · A&E, Slideshow
Dance Co. Premieres Fall Show

Dance Co. Premieres Fall Show

By Nicole L’Etoile Dance Company will be presenting their fall show starting tonight and continuing through Saturday.  There are ten choreographers who have worked hard with their dancers to produce pieces for the performance. There are a number of changes that have not been present for the past couple of years, bringing a new feel to the show as a […]

by · December 3, 2014 · A&E