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  • By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney   The term “willpower” can mean anything. To me, it is the ability to keep going and refusing to quit. It is your energetic determination, and if there’s one important characteristic to have, it is willpower. Unfortunately, willpower goes hand-in-hand with the desire to quit. During a...

    Too quick to quit

    By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney   The term “willpower” can mean anything. To me, it is the ability to keep going and refusing to quit. It is your energetic determination, and if there’s one important characteristic to have, it is willpower. Unfortunately, willpower goes hand-in-hand with the desire to quit. During a…

  • By Nick Arena   The news broke Tuesday afternoon that North Adams Regional Hospital (NARH) would be closing its doors tomorrow, after 129 years, leaving the city of North Adams and the College without easily accessible emergency care. “The Northern Berkshires need a hospital. Everyone in the region – patients...

    North Adams Regional Hospital to close Friday

    By Nick Arena   The news broke Tuesday afternoon that North Adams Regional Hospital (NARH) would be closing its doors tomorrow, after 129 years, leaving the city of North Adams and the College without easily accessible emergency care. “The Northern Berkshires need a hospital. Everyone in the region – patients…

  • By Raanan Sarid-Segal   “Avenue Q” is one of the more popular plays to hit Broadway and the theater community in a long time, and it is easy to see why. The play easily combines feel-good charm with the veneer of ironic detachment and “edgy” humor to create a play that...

    “Avenue Q” carried by easy chemistry and quick dialogue

    By Raanan Sarid-Segal   “Avenue Q” is one of the more popular plays to hit Broadway and the theater community in a long time, and it is easy to see why. The play easily combines feel-good charm with the veneer of ironic detachment and “edgy” humor to create a play that…

  • By Gabriel Kogel   Kevin Moran, vice president of news for New England Newspapers Inc., visited college from Monday through Wednesday as this year’s Hardman Journalist in Residence.     Moran gave a speech entitled: “The Future of News: What’s in it for you?” yesterday, and took questions afterward. “We need our...

    20 years of journalism experience

    By Gabriel Kogel   Kevin Moran, vice president of news for New England Newspapers Inc., visited college from Monday through Wednesday as this year’s Hardman Journalist in Residence.     Moran gave a speech entitled: “The Future of News: What’s in it for you?” yesterday, and took questions afterward. “We need our…

  • By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney   The week after final exams, graduating seniors have the ability to celebrate their success and say goodbye with a variety of activities, trips, gifts, and class bonding, which will end with commencement on Saturday, May 17. Packages for senior days will be sold starting March 31...

    Senior days events and trips announced

    By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney   The week after final exams, graduating seniors have the ability to celebrate their success and say goodbye with a variety of activities, trips, gifts, and class bonding, which will end with commencement on Saturday, May 17. Packages for senior days will be sold starting March 31…

  • By Gabriel Kogel   The Feigenbaum Science Center received its long awaited wind turbine during spring break. The vertically rotating windmill was installed last Wednesday and Thursday. It stands 40 feet above the ground and, wind permitting, constantly generates 2.4 kilowatts of electricity, according to Director of Facilities Management, Charles...

    Center for Science is moving with the wind

    By Gabriel Kogel   The Feigenbaum Science Center received its long awaited wind turbine during spring break. The vertically rotating windmill was installed last Wednesday and Thursday. It stands 40 feet above the ground and, wind permitting, constantly generates 2.4 kilowatts of electricity, according to Director of Facilities Management, Charles…

  • By Jess Gamari   Two students in the performing arts management class approached the Student Government Association (SGA) on Monday night to request money for the Rock the Block 2.0 event which will take place later this spring. The class puts on a show at the end of each year...

    SGA discusses funding for Rock the Block 2.0

    By Jess Gamari   Two students in the performing arts management class approached the Student Government Association (SGA) on Monday night to request money for the Rock the Block 2.0 event which will take place later this spring. The class puts on a show at the end of each year…

  • By Gabriel Kogel   National Grid will remove four of the five utility poles that stand in front of the Feigenbaum Science Center and the president’s office on Blackinton Street. During the construction of the Feigenbaum Science Center, National Grid’s electrical power lines were rerouted to a newly installed pole...

    Dropping the power lines on Blackinton Street

    By Gabriel Kogel   National Grid will remove four of the five utility poles that stand in front of the Feigenbaum Science Center and the president’s office on Blackinton Street. During the construction of the Feigenbaum Science Center, National Grid’s electrical power lines were rerouted to a newly installed pole…

  • By Alexander Moore   It’s Black Friday, and Walmart is crowded with shoppers looking for savings. Outside the store, a group, the OUR Walmart Coalition (Organization United for Respect), is protesting in hopes of raising respect for Walmart workers. Among the protesters is a student named Brian Fitzpatrick. When police...

    Student fights for a more democratic campus

    By Alexander Moore   It’s Black Friday, and Walmart is crowded with shoppers looking for savings. Outside the store, a group, the OUR Walmart Coalition (Organization United for Respect), is protesting in hopes of raising respect for Walmart workers. Among the protesters is a student named Brian Fitzpatrick. When police…

  • By Chunyu “Judy” Leng   Upon entering the office of Professor Christopher Himes, a big picture of a pika hangs on the wall. The small mammal in the photo has short limbs, rounded ears, and no tail. Two framed certificates hang on the wall as well. One of them is...

    STEM manager given education chair award

    By Chunyu “Judy” Leng   Upon entering the office of Professor Christopher Himes, a big picture of a pika hangs on the wall. The small mammal in the photo has short limbs, rounded ears, and no tail. Two framed certificates hang on the wall as well. One of them is…

  • By Nick Swanson   Thomas Bernard, the new director of business affairs in Administration and Finance, is settling into his position with support from his team. Drawing on his past experience at the College, he has held the position since January. “A big piece of what I’m doing while working...

    Administration and Finance office has new director

    By Nick Swanson   Thomas Bernard, the new director of business affairs in Administration and Finance, is settling into his position with support from his team. Drawing on his past experience at the College, he has held the position since January. “A big piece of what I’m doing while working…

  • By Idalis Foster   With the shift of audiences to digital news, the future of print journalism is rumored to be in jeopardy. However, in his lecture on Wednesday, Kevin Moran, vice president of New England Newspapers Inc. and Adams native, had an optimistic view of the outlook for print...

    Journalist Kevin Moran talks the future of journalism in Q&A session at the college

    By Idalis Foster   With the shift of audiences to digital news, the future of print journalism is rumored to be in jeopardy. However, in his lecture on Wednesday, Kevin Moran, vice president of New England Newspapers Inc. and Adams native, had an optimistic view of the outlook for print…

  • By Jenna O’Connor   The final installment of the Tricks of the Trade seminars focused on the creative economy. “Tricks of the Trade provides arts management students with a glimpse of their future career paths, which is very exciting,” sophomore Kathleen Sansone said. As a part of the Berkshire Cultural...

    Tricks of the Trade series concludes

    By Jenna O’Connor   The final installment of the Tricks of the Trade seminars focused on the creative economy. “Tricks of the Trade provides arts management students with a glimpse of their future career paths, which is very exciting,” sophomore Kathleen Sansone said. As a part of the Berkshire Cultural…

  • FreshGrass, MASS MoCA’s annual festival of bluegrass and roots music, features a host of well-known, much-loved artists, along with FreshGrass discoveries, in its return to the museum campus in North Adams, Massachusetts, on September 19-21, 2014. This year’s lineup is the deepest yet, including The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Railroad Earth,...

    Mass MoCA announces FreshGrass 2014 lineup

    FreshGrass, MASS MoCA’s annual festival of bluegrass and roots music, features a host of well-known, much-loved artists, along with FreshGrass discoveries, in its return to the museum campus in North Adams, Massachusetts, on September 19-21, 2014. This year’s lineup is the deepest yet, including The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Railroad Earth,…

  • By Nick Arena   Circus Amok’s Jennifer Miller will bring her gender stereotype challenging performance art back to MCLA. Miller will perform at 7 p.m. in Sullivan Lounge on Monday. According to Anthroplogy Professor Sumi Colligan, Miller will perform a number of circus acts – possibly including a fire-eating act...

    Circus Amok’s Jennifer Miller to perform

    By Nick Arena   Circus Amok’s Jennifer Miller will bring her gender stereotype challenging performance art back to MCLA. Miller will perform at 7 p.m. in Sullivan Lounge on Monday. According to Anthroplogy Professor Sumi Colligan, Miller will perform a number of circus acts – possibly including a fire-eating act…

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