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SGA Discusses Plans for Spring

SGA Discusses Plans for Spring

By: Nicholas Swanson The Student Government Association (SGA) is looking forward to execute new ideas for next semester. New plans include an increased discipline for the smoking policy, representation on Campus Safety Advisory board committee, and extension of withdrawal period. Campus Safety Advisory Board Committee According to SGA treasurer Nicholas Hernigle, Public Safety Director Joseph Charon wishes to have at […]

by · November 19, 2014 · News, Top Stories
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Vargas: Change in Culture Requires Political Change

By: Nicholas Swanson Jose Antonio Vargas is an undocumented immigrant living in America who arrived from the Philippines in 1993, at the age of 12. Last summer he was arrested by border control when attempting to board a plane to leave Texas. The authorities brought him to a detention center, which he called a jail, and was placed in a […]

by · November 19, 2014 · Front Page, News, Top Stories
Gaming and Computer Clubs Join Forces

Gaming and Computer Clubs Join Forces

By Isabel McKenzie The Gaming Alliance and Computer Society have come together to put on a release party for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire and Super Smash Bros. video games. The event will take place tomorrow in Murdock 218 at 5pm. The two clubs collaborated to co-sponsor the release party, and so have the ability to offer both games. […]

by · November 19, 2014 · Front Page, News, Top Stories
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Langston Shares Case Study of Secularism

By Idalis Foster “If the U.S. were to insert the Indian theory of secularism into its legal system, then prostate Mormons could practice polygamy, or religious institutions like colleges and/or Hobby Lobby could exclude birth control and abortion coverage from health care insurance,” said English/Communications Professor David Langston. Langston analyzed both possible effects of the secularism debate in India and […]

by · November 19, 2014 · Front Page, News, Slideshow, Top Stories
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Senior Arts Management Major Branches Out

By Nicole L’Etoile Alexander Butfilowski, a senior, photographer, and Arts Management major, has taken full advantage of all the things MCLA has to offer and made the most of his college experience. Butfilowski grew up in Greenwood Lake, NY, and came to MCLA as an undeclared major, eventually hoping to become a secondary education major.  After only one semester, however, […]

by · November 19, 2014 · A&E, Features, Front Page, Slideshow
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Chruściel Reads Contemporary Polish Poetry

By Christopher Johnson North Adams, Mass.—Ewa Chruściel began reading in a solemn but sincere voice that soon became the eloquently and intricately repetitive, alliterative, detailed poetry that is her trademark. As she says in one poem: “repetition is innovation.” Her work deviates from many of the traditional Polish poets, like Czesław Miłosz or Zbigniew Herbert. A simplistic comparison would be […]

by · November 19, 2014 · A&E, Front Page, Slideshow
Oregon Surges Ahead to #1 in College Football Power Rankings

Oregon Surges Ahead to #1 in College Football Power Rankings

By Tyler Bacon 1.Oregon Ducks (9-1, 6-1 Pac-12) Oregon has already clinched the North Division, and since there are only games against teams with losing records remaining before the Pac-12 title game Dec. 5, it’s all about keeping momentum and holding onto its current playoff ranking. The Ducks are fourth in the nation in scoring, at 46 points per game, […]

by · November 19, 2014 · Sports, Sports Front Page
Men’s Basketball Opens Season With Victory

Men’s Basketball Opens Season With Victory

By Tyler Bacon The Men’s Basketball team won its season opener against Maine Fort Kent on Saturday by a final score of 68-55. Adam Conquest scored game highs of 16 points and 11 rebounds in his first game in a Trailblazer uniform. Paul Maurice came off the bench to score 11 points, while Ruben DelRosario, Tyriq Rochester, and Khalil Paul […]

by · November 19, 2014 · Sports, Sports Front Page
Trailblazers Topple Daniel Webster

Trailblazers Topple Daniel Webster

By Jesse Collings The Women’s Basketball team shook off a quiet first half and used a strong second half to open its season with a victory, defeating Daniel Webster College at home on Saturday, 61-53. Both teams started off the game cold, with MCLA holding a slim lead, 7-4 with 17 minutes left in the first half. The Trailblazers then […]

by · November 19, 2014 · Sports, Sports Front Page
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Capitalism At Its Finest

By Nick Arena Black Friday The holidays are coming on fast with Thanksgiving rapidly approaching. Soon we will all be home enjoying massive homemade meals with our loved ones. And let’s not forget Black Friday. Who could forget the day that we go out to buy excessive amounts of material possessions the day after we count ourselves thankful for all […]

by · November 19, 2014 · Opinion
How Much Cardio Is Enough?

How Much Cardio Is Enough?

By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney Last week I visited the campus’ fitness center during a fitness class and I realized that their only task for the day was to complete 35 minutes of cardio (i.e. running, elliptical, bike, rowing, etc.). Two or three days of the week is a reasonable amount of time to devote to cardio compared to the amount of […]

by · November 19, 2014 · Opinion
Men’s Basketball to Start This Saturday

Men’s Basketball to Start This Saturday

The Men’s basketball team will begin its season on Saturday when they host the University of Maine-Fort Kent at 1 p.m., in the Campus Center Gymnasium. The team will look to rebound after a disappointing 2013-2014 campaign. After being picked to win the MASCAC in the pre-season coaches’ poll, MCLA  never got off the ground and ended the season with […]

by · November 14, 2014 · Sports, Sports Front Page
Men’s Soccer Loses in Semifinals

Men’s Soccer Loses in Semifinals

By Jesse Collings The Bridgewater State University Men’s Soccer team scored three first half goals on the way to a 4-1 victory over the visiting Trailblazers in the semifinals of the MASCAC Tournament. Andrew Chenard, Jonathan Pires, and Justin Kachadoorian each scored first half goals for the Bears. Chenard started the scoring in the ninth minute as he collected a […]

by · November 14, 2014 · Sports, Sports Front Page
Icelandic Fashion & Food

Icelandic Fashion & Food

By Holly Johnston Icelandic Fashion Majority of Iceland “Airwaver’s” looked as if they had their outfits planned all year for the event. Don’t be fooled. Icelanders seem to be born with unique fashion sense. Take a look at Bjork. A must have during fall/winter in Iceland is a fur coat and a Lopapeysa, which is a traditional Icelandic sweater.  I […]

by · November 12, 2014 · Features, Online Exclusive, Slideshow, Top Stories
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Cycon Works With Coffee Farmers and Improves their Communities

By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney “Every cup of coffee is everything that is going wrong with globalization,” said Dean’s Beans founder Dean Cycon. “We’re so disconnected from the middle man, yet all connected, profoundly.” Cycon expressed the importance of the environment and interconnectivity between countries and companies at the Elizabeth and Lawrence Vadnais Environmental Issues Lecture Series last Wednesday. He announced that […]

by · November 12, 2014 · Front Page, News, Slideshow, Top Stories