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Republicans Move into the Senate

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 with President Obama to work through partisan issues.” According to […]

by · November 5, 2014 · Features, Front Page, News, Top Stories
Grant Thanks Students at SGA

Grant Thanks Students at SGA

By Nick Swanson President Mary Grant addressed the SGA to show appreciation for their work during her years at the college. “It has been a privilege to work with so many great students who take up the leadership responsibility,” Grant said. “To put yourself out there to run for office shows you put time into making a difference, not only […]

by · November 5, 2014 · Front Page, News, Top Stories
3 Presidential Candidates to be chosen by February

3 Presidential Candidates to be chosen by February

By Nick Swanson The presidential search committee is continuing to find potential candidates and consider nominations for the next president of MCLA “There’s multiple ways the candidate pool is being formed and created,” Mary Ellen Olenyk, director of Human Resources, said. Members on the presidential search committee include students, employees, faculty, members of the board of trustees, and alumni. “The […]

by · November 5, 2014 · Front Page, News, Top Stories
Veterans Take Advantage of Connections Through Resource Center

Veterans Take Advantage of Connections Through Resource Center

By Isabel McKenzie A student hurrying to class in Venable Hall might not spare a glance at Room 309. But behind this door, a former storage space has been transformed into the Veterans Resource Center (VRC) which opened last spring. The space has created a way for veterans on campus to find and support one another. “How many times do […]

by · November 5, 2014 · Front Page, News, Top Stories
Nicholas Arena, Managing Editor.

Why Bother?

By Nick Arena Election season has come to a close with the Republican party walking away with the majority. According to the Associated Press, the GOP won 52 – 43 in the senate, 244 – 179 in the house and 31 – 16 in the gubernatorial race, sweeping a great deal of control from underneath the Democrats. As the Democrats […]

by · November 5, 2014 · Opinion
Run Down and Out of Time

Run Down and Out of Time

By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney At this point in the semester, it’s common to find you either want to break down and forget about everything, or get angry and punch something. In addition, it’s growing colder by the day. There are rumors of snow showers, which only adds to the stress of a workload. As we approach the end of the semester, […]

by · November 5, 2014 · Opinion
Miss. State Sits Atop CFB Power Rankings

Miss. State Sits Atop CFB Power Rankings

By Tyler Bacon 1. Mississippi State Bulldogs (8-0) Mississippi State needed a long touchdown pass on a busted coverage and then a pair of late defensive stops to avoid the home upset and remain unbeaten. Fred Ross caught a 69-yard touchdown pass from Dak Prescott with 13:21 left in the fourth quarter. The Bulldogs then stuffed Arkansas on fourth-and-goal on […]

by · November 5, 2014 · Sports, Sports Front Page
Women’s Soccer Falls in Playoffs to Framingham

Women’s Soccer Falls in Playoffs to Framingham

By Jesse Collings The Women’s Soccer team battled the elements as well as their opponents on Saturday, and earned a hard fought victory, defeating Massachusetts Maritime 1-0. The win secured a playoff spot for the Traiblazers, who finished the regular season with a record of 5-11-1 overall, and 2-5 in MASCAC play. The game was on a cold, raw day […]

by · November 5, 2014 · Sports, Sports Front Page
Brady Leads NFL Midseason Awards

Brady Leads NFL Midseason Awards

By Jesse Collings MVP: Tom Brady Quite simply, nobody has done more with less this season. A slew of good quarterbacks – Peyton Manning, Andrew Luck, Phillip Rivers, Aaron Rodgers, and Ben Roethlisberger – have all had very good seasons, but none have been as good as Brady, considering the lack of talent around him. Brady has been blessed with […]

by · November 5, 2014 · Sports, Sports Front Page
Volleyball Battles with Bridgewater State

Volleyball Battles with Bridgewater State

By Jesse Collings The Volleyball team traveled to Bridgewater State on Saturday to compete in their final regular game of the season. Bridgewater won a hotly contested first set, and then rolled over the Trailblazers in the next two sets to win the game 3-0. MCLA finished the regular season with a record of 15-12 overall, and 2-4 in conference […]

by · November 5, 2014 · Sports, Sports Front Page
Men’s Soccer Advances to Semi Finals

Men’s Soccer Advances to Semi Finals

By Tyler Bacon The MCLA Trailblazers scored a pair of second half goals to defeat Framingham State University Rams 2-0 in the quarterfinals of the MASCAC Men’s Soccer Championship Tournament. With the victory, the Blazers improve to 7-7-3 on the year and advance to the semifinal round of the Men’s Soccer Championships. MCLA will travel to Bridgewater State University tomorrow […]

by · November 5, 2014 · Sports, Sports Front Page
‘Nightcrawler’ Chills and Thrills

‘Nightcrawler’ Chills and Thrills

By Nicole L’Etoile The newly released film “Nightcrawler” is, put simply, wildly intense and chilling.  The film has all the good elements of a drama or thriller, including suspense, character development, and jump scares. This film focuses on Louis Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal), a man living in LA who is desperate for a job and stumbles across crime journalism, listening in […]

by · November 5, 2014 · A&E
G51 Exhibit Explores Human-Nature Relationship

G51 Exhibit Explores Human-Nature Relationship

By Rachel Fitterman The new Gallery 51 exhibit “Water & Earth: Protecting Fragile Ecosystems” presents an interesting commentary on the preservation of the environment. From handmade and nature-found materials to recycling everyday objects, the pieces featured in this exhibit reinvent the definition of natural and eco-friendly. Sarah Sutro’s “Restless Landscape #4” is painted with natural ink, and it shows in […]

by · November 5, 2014 · A&E
SPIRES Holds Fall Foliage Contest

SPIRES Holds Fall Foliage Contest

By Christopher Johnson North Adams, Mass.—Faculty adviser Zack Finch and co-editor Ama Bemma Adwetewa-Badu of SPIRES show great enthusiasm for the ongoing second Fall Foliage Contest. After members of SPIRES select the best works anonymously, the first place work will be published in the magazine in the spring, with cash prizes for placing. According to Finch, the contest is meant […]

by · November 5, 2014 · A&E
Photo taken by Osakpolo Igiede.

Harlequin Celebrates Musical Theatre at Revue

By Rachel Fitterman Harlequin brought an energetic night of song and dance to their twelfth annual Revue on Friday, Oct. 31 and Saturday, Nov. 1. Performances ranged from touching to triumphant, and many had the audiences out of their seats and hollering. Noticeable standouts included “It’s A Hard-Knock Life” from popular musical “Annie,” directed by sophomore Erin D’Entremont. The large […]

by · November 5, 2014 · A&E, Slideshow