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MCLA launches teaching initiative with gift from Greylock Federal Credit Union

MCLA launches teaching initiative with gift from Greylock Federal Credit Union

  By: Nicholas Swanson In December MCLA started ‘Greylock Teach Fellows,’ a program made possible through a $100,000 pledge from Greylock Federal Credit Union (GFCU) towards “Sowing Seeds for Success: The MCLA Campaign for the Future.” The program will provide a head start for 20 to 30 high school students looking to expand their learning experience through teaching, and will […]

by · February 5, 2015 · News
‘Selma’ and ‘American Sniper’ provoke debate, accuracy, heroism

‘Selma’ and ‘American Sniper’ provoke debate, accuracy, heroism

  By: Mitchell Chapman “American Sniper” and “Selma,” while both critical and financial hits, have sparked controversy over their portrayals of real-life people. American Sniper follows the story of Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper), the “deadliest sniper in American history” through his four tours of duty in Iraq. According to chriskyleamericansniper.info, Kyle is credited with 160 kills. Kyle in the movie is […]

by · February 5, 2015 · A&E, Features, News
Islamophobia and the barbarity of imperialism

Islamophobia and the barbarity of imperialism

  By: Shirin Hijab In the afternoon of MCLA’s first snow day, I spent some time watching a short film directed Mustafa Abu Ali called “They Do Not Exist.” I’d read about this film online find and then found it on YouTube and was thoroughly gleeful. Throughout the month of January and probably through December I’ve been hearing all about […]

by · February 5, 2015 · News, Opinion
Changes to club budget process now more accessible

Changes to club budget process now more accessible

By: Makayla-Courtney McGeeney Budget Request Forms for fiscal year 2016 were released to all clubs and organizations on campus to be due tomorrow. Budget season lasts until March 9, when final allocations are voted on by the senate. According to SGA treasurer Nicholas Hernigle, the Budget Finance Committee (BFC) serves as a middleman in the timeline between clubs submitting a […]

by · February 5, 2015 · News
Doughty earns $3,000 “Koko” scholarship

Doughty earns $3,000 “Koko” scholarship

  By: Kaliegh Hayes Instead of falling down the icy sidewalks here at MCLA, senior Elizabeth Doughty has gone nowhere but uphill during her journey as a Trailblazer. During her four years here, Doughty has achieved numerous accomplishments. She was a residential advisor for three years, tutoring students and completed hundreds of clinical hours in athletic training. Doughty’s consistency and love […]

by · February 5, 2015 · Features, News

Climate change seminar has campus feeling green

  By: Brittany Gallacher Dr. Brian Rose, professor of atmospheric and environmental sciences at the University of Albany, kicked off the first Green Living Seminar last week with a question: What sets the temperature of the Earth? Rose said he wanted to show a deeper understanding of the past and future climate of the Earth, although his presentation focused more on […]

by · February 5, 2015 · News
Event encourages athletic activity for young girls

Event encourages athletic activity for young girls

  By: Idalis Foster The much-anticipated National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) festivities will be hosted by the athletics department this Saturday. This year’s celebration will be the college’s 25th year of participation in the national event and is opening the Amsler Campus Center Gym to women and girls from the North Adams community. This year’s theme is “Game […]

by · February 5, 2015 · News
Photo by Shirin Hijab/The Beacon

Nomadic Massive gives energetic set

  By: Shirin Hijab Nomadic Massive delivered a great, positive, and interactive concert experience at Mass MOCA on Saturday night. Their involvement with the audience, and their movement around the stage gave a special verve to their music. Most notable and beautiful was when they switched through several different languages including English, French, Creole, and Spanish. The four vocalists of […]

by · February 4, 2015 · A&E
Photo by Jay Tocoo/The Beacon

Wonder of science, art combine at Gallery 51

  By: Matthew Aceto Paintbrushes and phytoplankton, stencils and seafloors. Though they seem like polar opposites, art and science naturally coexist in a world full of imagery. Open now through March 22, Gallery 51’s new exhibit “Winter Green” brings these illustrations to life in a way that is both fascinating and informative. On Thursday, Jan. 29, Gallery 51 welcomed the […]

by · February 4, 2015 · A&E
Reshaping the mind and body

Reshaping the mind and body

  By: Makayla-Courtney McGeeney   Welcome back to the snowy Berkshires, just in time to touch on New Year’s resolutions, which I’m sure most of you have already disregarded at this point. What would this column be without cliché resolution banter? Let me state my resolutions first and then explain why they are what they are. Be more aware of […]

by · February 4, 2015 · Opinion
Trailblazers’ skid continues

Trailblazers’ skid continues

  By: Jake Mendel The Trailblazer’s second half push wasn’t enough as they fell to Worcester State 50-41. The Blazers (7-13, 1-7 conference record) went on a 16-2 run to make it 44-41 with two minutes to play but were outscored by the hosting Lancers 6-0 in the last two minutes. Sophomore guard Courtney McLaughlin had 11 points while forward […]

by · February 4, 2015 · Sports

Fair Territory

  By: Jesse Collings After a ten year odyssey, Tom Brady has finally found his way back into the promised land, capturing his fourth Super Bowl championship, a decade after winning his third.  While there was plenty of success in-between the championships, NFL records, 2 MVP awards and numerous deep playoff runs, it never felt completely right unless Brady could […]

by · February 4, 2015 · Sports
College receives award for outstanding community service CNCS honors College

College receives award for outstanding community service CNCS honors College

By Gionna Nourse MCLA was named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) in December 2014, in appreciation of its student-based volunteer, civic-engagement, and service learning efforts throughout the year. 2014 is the fourth year the college has been honored by the CNCS with this prestigious award. The CNCS […]

by · February 4, 2015 · News
Fine and Performing Arts department receives $15,000 grant from NEA Grant supports collective impact

Fine and Performing Arts department receives $15,000 grant from NEA Grant supports collective impact

By: Harmony Birch Berkshire County is known as a cultural hub. However, according to Lisa Donovan, an arts management professor at the College, residents of Berkshire County lack opportunities to engage in the arts. This is showcased by the lack of artistic programs offered in Berkshire County schools. “Arts are getting increasing marginalized as a result of No Child Left […]

by · February 4, 2015 · News, Top Stories
Presidential candidates will visit for Q & A’s Meet the Candidates

Presidential candidates will visit for Q & A’s Meet the Candidates

By: Nicholas Swanson Tyler Fairbank, Board of Trustees Chair, announced the three finalists recommended by the presidential search committee for the next college president. The candidates will be visiting campus individually Feb. 5 through Feb. 13. While visiting they will meet with staff, administrators, faculty, librarians, and students. Additionally, each finalist has an in-depth presidential profile available on the MCLA […]

by · February 4, 2015 · News