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  • Review by Shannen Adamites   Very rarely do you get to experience a  barebones, one-person folk band stringing together a slew of classical pieces with whimsical theatrics, a no-frills, low-fi garage punk band with an edgy touch, and a hazy, atmospheric dream pop duo with shimmering vocals and guitars, all...

    The Parlor Café hosts strikingly eclectic concert

    Review by Shannen Adamites   Very rarely do you get to experience a  barebones, one-person folk band stringing together a slew of classical pieces with whimsical theatrics, a no-frills, low-fi garage punk band with an edgy touch, and a hazy, atmospheric dream pop duo with shimmering vocals and guitars, all…

  • Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, Mass., under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, will present a staged reading of “Dancing Lessons,” the new romantic comedy by playwright Mark St. Germain, on March 8 at 7 p.m. at the Church...

    Barrington Stage Company to host staged reading

    Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, Mass., under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, will present a staged reading of “Dancing Lessons,” the new romantic comedy by playwright Mark St. Germain, on March 8 at 7 p.m. at the Church…

  • By Jenna O’Connor   Harlequin, the College’s musical theater club, will present their annual full-scale production, Robert Lopez’s, Jeff Witty’s, and Jeff Marx’s Tony award winning musical, “Avenue Q,” the week after spring break. The show goes up Wednesday, March 19 and continues through Saturday, March 21 at 8:00 p.m....

    Harlequin prepares to present “Avenue Q” after spring break

    By Jenna O’Connor   Harlequin, the College’s musical theater club, will present their annual full-scale production, Robert Lopez’s, Jeff Witty’s, and Jeff Marx’s Tony award winning musical, “Avenue Q,” the week after spring break. The show goes up Wednesday, March 19 and continues through Saturday, March 21 at 8:00 p.m….

  • By Shannen Adamites   We are living in increasingly more progressive times. Every day, more people become aware of important social issues and become more conscious of individuals who may not necessarily fit in to mainstream society’s rigorous standards and expectations. While we have come a long way, we still...

    Representation matters

    By Shannen Adamites   We are living in increasingly more progressive times. Every day, more people become aware of important social issues and become more conscious of individuals who may not necessarily fit in to mainstream society’s rigorous standards and expectations. While we have come a long way, we still…

  • Review by Raanan Sarid-Segal   There is something rotten at the core of “Oscar and Felix,” the supposed update of the classic comedy “The Odd Couple.” And it can be boiled down to one fact: There is nothing modern about this version, only the basic trappings of modernity. In fact,...

    “Oscar and Felix” is well designed, but poorly written

    Review by Raanan Sarid-Segal   There is something rotten at the core of “Oscar and Felix,” the supposed update of the classic comedy “The Odd Couple.” And it can be boiled down to one fact: There is nothing modern about this version, only the basic trappings of modernity. In fact,…

  • By Rachel Fitterman   The Black Student Union (BSU) hosted its first showcase and fashion show on Friday, featuring both student work and performances by the Allegrettos and Nexxus. Students piled into the Church Street Center, some dancing to the music blasting from onstage as disc jockey Supreme Vybz remixed...

    Black Student Union hosts first showcase

    By Rachel Fitterman   The Black Student Union (BSU) hosted its first showcase and fashion show on Friday, featuring both student work and performances by the Allegrettos and Nexxus. Students piled into the Church Street Center, some dancing to the music blasting from onstage as disc jockey Supreme Vybz remixed…

  • By Kelsey Marini   The Athletics department recently inducted six new members into their Hall of Fame, one of whom was retired Men’s Soccer Coach Ronald Shewcraft. With a total of 33 years of coaching under his belt, Shewcraft amassed an outstanding 292-184-46 career record. He led his team to...

    College honors coaching legend

    By Kelsey Marini   The Athletics department recently inducted six new members into their Hall of Fame, one of whom was retired Men’s Soccer Coach Ronald Shewcraft. With a total of 33 years of coaching under his belt, Shewcraft amassed an outstanding 292-184-46 career record. He led his team to…

  • By Jesse Collings   The collision at home plate is one of the most extraordinary moments to take place during a baseball game. Not only is it a supremely dramatic affair, but it is also the one real moment of physical violence during a baseball game, that is actually within...

    MLB ousts plays at the plate

    By Jesse Collings   The collision at home plate is one of the most extraordinary moments to take place during a baseball game. Not only is it a supremely dramatic affair, but it is also the one real moment of physical violence during a baseball game, that is actually within…

  • By James Hunter   It’s that time again.  The preseason poll for this year’s softball team is out, picking MCLA to finish second in the 2014 MASCAC .  During the previous year, the Trailblazers finished in second, losing in the MASCAC championship game to Bridgewater State. “We are predicted second,...

    Softball looks to build on success

    By James Hunter   It’s that time again.  The preseason poll for this year’s softball team is out, picking MCLA to finish second in the 2014 MASCAC .  During the previous year, the Trailblazers finished in second, losing in the MASCAC championship game to Bridgewater State. “We are predicted second,…

  • By Kaleigh Anderson   After a heartbreaking battle, the top-seeded Salem State Vikings defeated MCLA 82-76 at the Mass. State College Athletic Conference (MASCAC) Tournament Semifinal on Thursday Feb. 27. The men put up a good fight, coming back early in the second half, however could not fully recover from the...

    Men fall to Salem in MASCAC Tournament

    By Kaleigh Anderson   After a heartbreaking battle, the top-seeded Salem State Vikings defeated MCLA 82-76 at the Mass. State College Athletic Conference (MASCAC) Tournament Semifinal on Thursday Feb. 27. The men put up a good fight, coming back early in the second half, however could not fully recover from the…

  • By Jesse Collings   MCLA will be hosting a Special Olympics T.R.A.I.N. event on Sunday, April 6. The event will be held in the Amsler Campus Center, and is being presented by the Student Athlete Advisory Committe. T.R.A.I.N., which stands for Testing Recreational Activities and and Improving Nutrition, is a...

    MCLA to host Special Olympics event

    By Jesse Collings   MCLA will be hosting a Special Olympics T.R.A.I.N. event on Sunday, April 6. The event will be held in the Amsler Campus Center, and is being presented by the Student Athlete Advisory Committe. T.R.A.I.N., which stands for Testing Recreational Activities and and Improving Nutrition, is a…

  • By Nick Arena   With tensions rising between Russia and the Ukraine, the civil war in Syria and the continued United States involvement in the Middle East, war is just another part of our everyday lives we have a tendency to ignore. Death tolls drone out of television sets and...

    Non-violence

    By Nick Arena   With tensions rising between Russia and the Ukraine, the civil war in Syria and the continued United States involvement in the Middle East, war is just another part of our everyday lives we have a tendency to ignore. Death tolls drone out of television sets and…

  • By Jess Gamari   Having a room at the top of the stairs, I can confirm there’s nothing more frustrating than climbing all the stairs to realize I have no idea what I needed to do once I got to the top. Was it something I needed to find?  How...

    Mind your business

    By Jess Gamari   Having a room at the top of the stairs, I can confirm there’s nothing more frustrating than climbing all the stairs to realize I have no idea what I needed to do once I got to the top. Was it something I needed to find?  How…

  • Makayla-Courtney McGeeney   For some people, knowing about the benefits of exercise is common sense, but for others it’s not as simple. Exercising can have an impact on many aspects of a person’s life, such as sleeping and eating habits, mood changes, and communication with others. Even though exercising only...

    Be happy about being healthy

    Makayla-Courtney McGeeney   For some people, knowing about the benefits of exercise is common sense, but for others it’s not as simple. Exercising can have an impact on many aspects of a person’s life, such as sleeping and eating habits, mood changes, and communication with others. Even though exercising only…

  • By Gabriel Kogel   Out of the blue, a friend I haven’t spoken to in some time messaged me. It was one of those moments when you find yourself thinking about someone, and as if by some unknown force, they seem to manifest. I told her I’ve been meditating a...

    Calming the mental waters

    By Gabriel Kogel   Out of the blue, a friend I haven’t spoken to in some time messaged me. It was one of those moments when you find yourself thinking about someone, and as if by some unknown force, they seem to manifest. I told her I’ve been meditating a…

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