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  • By Jenna O’Connor   With the closing of North Adams Regional Hospital (NARH) on March 28, the closest hospital is Berkshire Medical Center, located in Pittsfield—which is a 25-to-40-minute drive for the residents in the surrounding Northern Berkshire towns. The college announced last week that the MountainOne Wellness Center is...

    Wellness center concerns

    By Jenna O’Connor   With the closing of North Adams Regional Hospital (NARH) on March 28, the closest hospital is Berkshire Medical Center, located in Pittsfield—which is a 25-to-40-minute drive for the residents in the surrounding Northern Berkshire towns. The college announced last week that the MountainOne Wellness Center is…

  • By Alexander Moore   Instagram, Snapchat, and Soundcloud are all popular social media services with lengthy “terms of use.” Many individuals do not take the time to read these policies, and may not know what they are getting into when they sign up. When Snapchat gets an idea submitted by...

    User beware on social media sites

    By Alexander Moore   Instagram, Snapchat, and Soundcloud are all popular social media services with lengthy “terms of use.” Many individuals do not take the time to read these policies, and may not know what they are getting into when they sign up. When Snapchat gets an idea submitted by…

  • By Gabriel Kogel   For my last installment of Under the Bodhi Tree, I want to thank every one of you for reading my words. For those of you who’ve offered kind words in return, I’m especially grateful. May you always be blessed and live in joy. This has been...

    Meditation 101

    By Gabriel Kogel   For my last installment of Under the Bodhi Tree, I want to thank every one of you for reading my words. For those of you who’ve offered kind words in return, I’m especially grateful. May you always be blessed and live in joy. This has been…

  • By Yvonne Camacho   In the blink of an eye, four years are up. Seniors know there’s no avoiding the dread instilling question, “What are you doing after graduation?” For most students, the most traditional choices are entering the workforce or enrolling in graduate school. But, by taking an unconventional...

    Waiting for grad school

    By Yvonne Camacho   In the blink of an eye, four years are up. Seniors know there’s no avoiding the dread instilling question, “What are you doing after graduation?” For most students, the most traditional choices are entering the workforce or enrolling in graduate school. But, by taking an unconventional…

  • By Nick Arena   Graduation is closing in on students, and the Alumni Association in the Office of Institutional Advancement is looking to connect with graduating seniors. Over the course of Senior Week, the Alumni Association will be holding a few events that seniors can participate in to get them...

    Alumni office prepares events for Senior Week

    By Nick Arena   Graduation is closing in on students, and the Alumni Association in the Office of Institutional Advancement is looking to connect with graduating seniors. Over the course of Senior Week, the Alumni Association will be holding a few events that seniors can participate in to get them…

  • By Kaleigh Anderson   The Men’s 2014 tennis season has come to a close, ending with an overall record of 3-7 and 1-5 in the conference. They ended the final match with an 8-1 loss against Green Mountain College, on Thursday, April 24th. Because of poor weather conditions, the game...

    Tennis finishes season with 3-7 record

    By Kaleigh Anderson   The Men’s 2014 tennis season has come to a close, ending with an overall record of 3-7 and 1-5 in the conference. They ended the final match with an 8-1 loss against Green Mountain College, on Thursday, April 24th. Because of poor weather conditions, the game…

  • By Jesse Collings   The comments Los Angles Clipper’s owner Donald Sterling recently made about African-Americans have generated a lot of talk. Clearly, Sterling’s remarks have no place anywhere in society. While most of the blame has been thrust onto Sterling himself for making the remarks, some blame certainly deserves...

    With Sterling, NBA was asking for trouble

    By Jesse Collings   The comments Los Angles Clipper’s owner Donald Sterling recently made about African-Americans have generated a lot of talk. Clearly, Sterling’s remarks have no place anywhere in society. While most of the blame has been thrust onto Sterling himself for making the remarks, some blame certainly deserves…

  • By Kelsey Marini   The baseball team finished their season with a tough loss against conference rival, Bridgewater State. The men we unable to take any lead, losing the first game 7-1 and the second game 1-0. The Trailblazers went into the game on their senior day prepared to send...

    Baseball finishes disappointing season

    By Kelsey Marini   The baseball team finished their season with a tough loss against conference rival, Bridgewater State. The men we unable to take any lead, losing the first game 7-1 and the second game 1-0. The Trailblazers went into the game on their senior day prepared to send…

  • By Kaliegh Anderson and Tiearra Henson   The debate has risen as to whether or not Division 1 student athletes should be paid.  College football and basketball teams have become huge media enterprises over the last decade racking in more than 6 billion in annual revenue according to the New...

    Division 1 student-athletes fight for compensation

    By Kaliegh Anderson and Tiearra Henson   The debate has risen as to whether or not Division 1 student athletes should be paid.  College football and basketball teams have become huge media enterprises over the last decade racking in more than 6 billion in annual revenue according to the New…

  • Sophomore pitcher Rachel Quackenbush was named to the first team All-MASCAC team on Wednesday. Quackenbush led the conference with 174 strikeouts. Michaela DiNicola was named to the second team All-MASCAC. The sophomore outfielder finished the season with an impressive .338 batting average. The MCLA baseball team also landed two players...

    Four MCLA players make All-MASCAC teams

    Sophomore pitcher Rachel Quackenbush was named to the first team All-MASCAC team on Wednesday. Quackenbush led the conference with 174 strikeouts. Michaela DiNicola was named to the second team All-MASCAC. The sophomore outfielder finished the season with an impressive .338 batting average. The MCLA baseball team also landed two players…

  • By Shannen Adamites   Main Street will be closed from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. this Sunday as a citywide festival with vendors, concerts, and endless creativity line the street. Rock the Block 2.0, a revitalization of Spring 2012’s highly successful block party presented by the Advanced Performing Arts Management...

    Rock the Block returns

    By Shannen Adamites   Main Street will be closed from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. this Sunday as a citywide festival with vendors, concerts, and endless creativity line the street. Rock the Block 2.0, a revitalization of Spring 2012’s highly successful block party presented by the Advanced Performing Arts Management…

  • By Raanan Sarid-Segal   “The Chronicles of the Rose” is returning for its latest episode tongiht at 6 p.m. The show, part of “MCLA Presents! Inaugural Puppet Fest!,” tells the continued story of Rose Valland, a real life curator at the Jeu de Paume Museum in Paris under Nazi reign...

    Final installment of ‘Rose’ to premiere tonight

    By Raanan Sarid-Segal   “The Chronicles of the Rose” is returning for its latest episode tongiht at 6 p.m. The show, part of “MCLA Presents! Inaugural Puppet Fest!,” tells the continued story of Rose Valland, a real life curator at the Jeu de Paume Museum in Paris under Nazi reign…

  • By Nicole L’Etoile   The Student Activities Council (SAC) will hold a pageant for Mr. and Miss MCLA in the Quad at 3 p.m, Saturday.  This event has not happened since 2012, when only a Mr. MCLA was chosen for that year. “We have so many different clubs, sports teams,...

    SAC amps up school spirit with pageant

    By Nicole L’Etoile   The Student Activities Council (SAC) will hold a pageant for Mr. and Miss MCLA in the Quad at 3 p.m, Saturday.  This event has not happened since 2012, when only a Mr. MCLA was chosen for that year. “We have so many different clubs, sports teams,…

  • The College has announced that its Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) initiation, DownStreet Art, was awarded a $10,000 NEA Art Works grant by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). The funding, for this year’s DownStreet Art effort, will be used to increase marketing efforts, revive the mural project, and...

    Downstreet Art receives $10,000 grant

    The College has announced that its Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) initiation, DownStreet Art, was awarded a $10,000 NEA Art Works grant by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). The funding, for this year’s DownStreet Art effort, will be used to increase marketing efforts, revive the mural project, and…

  • By Nicole L’Etoile   Admissions Ambassadors fill an important role in attracting students to the College because they are often the first people to leave a lasting impression on the prospective students, according to Admissions officials. With a staff of 26 Admissions Ambassadors and campus tours offered each day at...

    The roles of Admission Ambassadors on campus

    By Nicole L’Etoile   Admissions Ambassadors fill an important role in attracting students to the College because they are often the first people to leave a lasting impression on the prospective students, according to Admissions officials. With a staff of 26 Admissions Ambassadors and campus tours offered each day at…

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