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Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, The parking lot for commuters outside of Murdock Hall at the College is a danger to exit. When leaving the parking lot, whether you’re turning left or right, you cannot see past the cars parked on the side of the road. In the past, the College had removed parking spots close to the exit to improve visibility. It […]

by · March 5, 2015 · Opinion
The social media motivation movement

The social media motivation movement

By: Makayla-Courtney McGeeney If you’re on Instagram then I’m sure you’ve seen several #transformationtuesday pictures of high school buddies who dropped weight. Great, that’s awesome. Usually the post begins with “I usually don’t post stuff like this but…” and then you feel happy for them so you show some love. Is putting your progress or snippets of it on social […]

by · March 5, 2015 · Opinion
Letter To The Editor

Letter To The Editor

Dear Editor:   I am writing on behalf of MASSPIRG here at MCLA, and I would like to spread the word on our lead campaign this semester: Taking Back Textbooks.  Our goal is to get as many people as possible across the state informed about costly textbook alternatives. According to College Board, students spend an outrageous $1,200 per year on […]

by · March 5, 2015 · Opinion
Back in the USSR

Back in the USSR

  By: Shirin Hijab Some places on earth seem to be forgotten, at least their histories or what happened there. What can we say happened in Abkhazia? Over the years since the fall of the USSR, there have been many conflicts and ethnic tensions between Georgia and Abkhazia, the first being an actual country that claims the second as its […]

by · March 5, 2015 · Opinion
After break: Harlequin Yorick Premiere Show

After break: Harlequin Yorick Premiere Show

  By: Matt Aceto With show times right around the corner, both the Harlequin and Yorick clubs feel confident about their upcoming productions. On Thursday, March 26, the Harlequin club will premiere their rendition of “Carrie the Musical”, which will run through March 28 in Venable Theater. Reservations will be available the week of the play in the Amsler Campus […]

by · March 5, 2015 · A&E
Akasha Indian dance

Akasha Indian dance

By: Shirin Hijab On an extremely cold night, a group of MCLA students, got in vans to go see a performance by Shantala Shivalingappa and her band of musicians. It was an extraordinary performance, not usually seen in the Berkshires. Sivalingappa practices classical Indian dance that goes with Carnatic music, which is found in southern India. In contrast to Hindustani […]

by · March 5, 2015 · A&E
“ILSSA: It’s about Time” as a key to understanding time in the 21st century

“ILSSA: It’s about Time” as a key to understanding time in the 21st century

  By: Shirin Hijab “ILSSA: It’s about Time” is an experiment that attempts to understand time, and if it doesn’t achieve that goal, it certainly catalogues the use of time and the feeling of time. Members of ILSSA (Impractical Labor in Service of the Speculative Arts), including one artist and creator of “ILSSA: It’s about Time” Emily Larned, sent out about […]

by · March 5, 2015 · A&E
MLB Spring Training Power Rankings

MLB Spring Training Power Rankings

By: Tyler Bacon Washington Nationals- The Washington Nationals have probably the best starting pitching in all of baseball. Max Scherzer, Jordan Zimmermann, Stephen Strasburg, Doug Fister, and Gio Gonzalez are going to be fun to watch (unless you play in their division). They have a deep lineup, and if Bryce Harper can stay healthy, their lineup will be one to […]

by · March 5, 2015 · Sports
Anne Todorski, new biology faculty member, admires liberal arts schools

Anne Todorski, new biology faculty member, admires liberal arts schools

By Kaliegh Hayes Over the river and through the woods to MCLA she goes.  Commuting everyday from Grafton, New York, Anne Todorski is one of MCLA’s newest faculty members in the Biology Department. However, Todorski wasn’t always into science. She entered Hartwick College as an art major, and then switched to biology her sophomore year. “I feel like art is […]

by · March 5, 2015 · Features
Schildkraut joins the department of graduate and continuing education

Schildkraut joins the department of graduate and continuing education

By Juanita Doss Dana Schildkraut is a true country girl who was trapped in the suburbs outside of Boston. The beautiful mountains and diverse art that surrounds North Adams drew her to MCLA. Schildkraut, who is a new full-time employee in the Department of Graduate and Continuing Education, earned both a bachelor of fine arts with a concentration in sculpture […]

by · March 5, 2015 · Features
Mina Beeler studies  abroad in London

Mina Beeler studies abroad in London

By Kaliegh Hayes Junior Mina Beeler was able to step into the setting of her favorite book last semester when she studied abroad in London, England. Whitby Abbey is a prominent location in Bram Stoker’s “Dracula”, and Beeler was able to stay on the Abbey grounds for four days during her semester abroad. “It felt like I was living in a […]

by · March 5, 2015 · Features
Students reflect on their experiences at Model UN

Students reflect on their experiences at Model UN

By Juanita Doss Brendan Peltier ’15 reflects on his hard work after bringing ‘The Best Delegate’ award back from the North American Model United Nations (NAMUN). “I didn’t think I would win any award because there were better delegates,” Peltier said. “I was shocked to find out it was me; it’s a nice way to be rewarded for working hard.” […]

by · March 5, 2015 · Features
Manly muscles

Manly muscles

By: Makayla-Courtney McGeeney They’re ugly and dirty, heavy and loud, and make women look like men. It’s heavy weight lifting. I’m here to debunk the fear of looking like a man when you only want to “tone,” whatever that means. Everyone has muscle and it just takes a little bit of digging to help them come out from hiding. No […]

by · February 27, 2015 · Opinion
Alternative film awards

Alternative film awards

By: Shirin Hijab You may have watched something on Sunday night. There were many things to watch, in many ways better and in many ways worse. You may have been enthusiastic about this event. You may have heard Neil Patrick Harris (NPH) joke about how white this event was. You may have thought that this was funny and inventive. You […]

by · February 27, 2015 · News
2022 World Cup continues to raise questions

2022 World Cup continues to raise questions

By: Jesse Collings Ever since soccer’s international governing body, FIFA, announced Qatar as the host for the World Cup in 2022 it has puzzled soccer pundits the world over. Out of the finalists for the bid, Australia, Japan, Qatar, South Korea and the United States, Qatar stuck out like a sore thumb. Qatar was the only nation to never have […]

by · February 27, 2015 · Opinion, Sports