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  • By Jess Gamari The State legislature is currently discussing monetary appropriations to give to state universities, according to James Stakenas, Vice President of Administration and Finance. It’s possible this may cause an increase to student fees. “Right now the governor’s budget in the House Committees on Ways and  Means budget...

    Student fees may face another increase

    By Jess Gamari The State legislature is currently discussing monetary appropriations to give to state universities, according to James Stakenas, Vice President of Administration and Finance. It’s possible this may cause an increase to student fees. “Right now the governor’s budget in the House Committees on Ways and  Means budget…

  • By Kaleigh Anderson   The English/Communications Department is looking for a possible upgrade to the television studio that could occur over the summer and conclude by the start of the next academic year. The estimated cost of this upgrade is around $400,000, according to Peter Gentile, the studios executive director....

    Possible upgrade for the television studio

    By Kaleigh Anderson   The English/Communications Department is looking for a possible upgrade to the television studio that could occur over the summer and conclude by the start of the next academic year. The estimated cost of this upgrade is around $400,000, according to Peter Gentile, the studios executive director….

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  • By Nick Swanson   Students presented their final projects at the College’s annual Undergraduate Research Conference (URC), explaining the work they had done this semester. “It’s pleasing to see everybody come together, especially on a day with no classes, to hear various topics, support each other, and learn new things,”...

    MCLA celebrates student research

    By Nick Swanson   Students presented their final projects at the College’s annual Undergraduate Research Conference (URC), explaining the work they had done this semester. “It’s pleasing to see everybody come together, especially on a day with no classes, to hear various topics, support each other, and learn new things,”…

  • By Alexander Moore   The Queer Student Union (QSU) received the right to change their name from BGLAD on Monday, April 7. “We wanted a more inclusive group name that would represent us as a whole,” President of QSU Andrew McNamara said. “We were really trying to look for singular...

    BGLAD now QSU

    By Alexander Moore   The Queer Student Union (QSU) received the right to change their name from BGLAD on Monday, April 7. “We wanted a more inclusive group name that would represent us as a whole,” President of QSU Andrew McNamara said. “We were really trying to look for singular…

  • By Jess Gamari   A total of 453  ballots were cast in the SGA elections last week, with six disqualified ballots. Current SGA President Jake Powers said the presidential race came down to a difference of five votes. “The Elections Committee and I recounted the ballots three times,” he said....

    SGA Spring Election Results

    By Jess Gamari   A total of 453  ballots were cast in the SGA elections last week, with six disqualified ballots. Current SGA President Jake Powers said the presidential race came down to a difference of five votes. “The Elections Committee and I recounted the ballots three times,” he said….

  • By Gabriel Kogel   The Environuts sold three trays of pansies on Earth Day to kick off a week of environmentally friendly events. “We want students to keep the natural world in mind all year round, that’s the idea behind selling the pansies. We depend on plants to survive, but...

    Club promotes sustainable practices for Earth Week

    By Gabriel Kogel   The Environuts sold three trays of pansies on Earth Day to kick off a week of environmentally friendly events. “We want students to keep the natural world in mind all year round, that’s the idea behind selling the pansies. We depend on plants to survive, but…

  • By Yvonne Camacho   Senior Charlene Corleto is counting down the days until graduation: 23 remain. With graduation on the horizon, she is also thinking about the number of days until she has to start repaying her student loans. “I’m aware of how much I owe, but I have a...

    Public service jobs offer student loan forgiveness

    By Yvonne Camacho   Senior Charlene Corleto is counting down the days until graduation: 23 remain. With graduation on the horizon, she is also thinking about the number of days until she has to start repaying her student loans. “I’m aware of how much I owe, but I have a…

  • By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney   The last Green Living Seminar will be held tonight at 5:30 p.m. in Murdock 218, with talks by four local farmers. A round table discussion titled “Success, Opportunities and Challenges in Farming in the Berkshires.” The lecture is free and open to the campus and community....

    Semester’s Green Living Seminars conclude tonight

    By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney   The last Green Living Seminar will be held tonight at 5:30 p.m. in Murdock 218, with talks by four local farmers. A round table discussion titled “Success, Opportunities and Challenges in Farming in the Berkshires.” The lecture is free and open to the campus and community….

  • By Jenna O’Connor   Opening tonight at 5:00 p.m., the seventh annual senior art show Elemental Connections at Gallery 51 holds promising pieces of art made by nine graduating seniors, who were awarded the 2014 Berkshire Art Association Fellowship. The show will be on display until May 25. The exhibition...

    Senior art show opens tonight

    By Jenna O’Connor   Opening tonight at 5:00 p.m., the seventh annual senior art show Elemental Connections at Gallery 51 holds promising pieces of art made by nine graduating seniors, who were awarded the 2014 Berkshire Art Association Fellowship. The show will be on display until May 25. The exhibition…

  • By Shannen Adamites   This Saturday, the Parlor café brings three highly distinctive Western Mass. Bands to perform a free show at 8:00 p.m. The show features the artful, Northampton-based, electropop duo, Home Body, as well as Northampton’s And the Kids, an indie band with a unique shimmering sound. Opening...

    Northampton indie bands to headline at The Parlor Cafe

    By Shannen Adamites   This Saturday, the Parlor café brings three highly distinctive Western Mass. Bands to perform a free show at 8:00 p.m. The show features the artful, Northampton-based, electropop duo, Home Body, as well as Northampton’s And the Kids, an indie band with a unique shimmering sound. Opening…

  • By Raanan Sarid-Segal   The poetry of Agha Shahid Ali will be read aloud today at 6 p.m. The reading will be held at Mass MOCA, in Izhar Patkin’s exhibit “The Wandering Veil.” This reading is intended not only to showcase the work of Shahid Ali, but also to explore...

    Renowned poet to be celebrated at MoCA

    By Raanan Sarid-Segal   The poetry of Agha Shahid Ali will be read aloud today at 6 p.m. The reading will be held at Mass MOCA, in Izhar Patkin’s exhibit “The Wandering Veil.” This reading is intended not only to showcase the work of Shahid Ali, but also to explore…

  • By Jenna O’Connor   Reel Big Fish took the stage Monday night for the Student Activities Council (SAC) Spring Concert, with a great turnout. Keeping the mood fun and carefree, the two opening bands, Llama Tsunami, and Threat Level Burgundy, set up the ska-punk theme of the night by playing...

    SAC features night of groovy ska and upbeat punk

    By Jenna O’Connor   Reel Big Fish took the stage Monday night for the Student Activities Council (SAC) Spring Concert, with a great turnout. Keeping the mood fun and carefree, the two opening bands, Llama Tsunami, and Threat Level Burgundy, set up the ska-punk theme of the night by playing…

  • By Jesse Collings   A classic debate between sports fans is what activities are actually considered sports and what are not.  Some activities, like basketball, football, volleyball and soccer are pretty much undisputedly considered sports, while others, like cheerleading, stock car racing and golf are hotly debated on whether or...

    That’s not a sport!

    By Jesse Collings   A classic debate between sports fans is what activities are actually considered sports and what are not.  Some activities, like basketball, football, volleyball and soccer are pretty much undisputedly considered sports, while others, like cheerleading, stock car racing and golf are hotly debated on whether or…

  • By Kelsey Marini   The baseball team suffered four losses this weekend against MASCAC rivals, Fitchburg State and Mass. Maritime. These losses push the Trailblazers back to a lopsided record of 3-20 and they are currently 1-11 in conference. The team could not keep their leads in either game against...

    Baseball vanquished over long weekend

    By Kelsey Marini   The baseball team suffered four losses this weekend against MASCAC rivals, Fitchburg State and Mass. Maritime. These losses push the Trailblazers back to a lopsided record of 3-20 and they are currently 1-11 in conference. The team could not keep their leads in either game against…

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