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  • By Jesse Collings With the BSC system dead, the NCAA banked on creating a new, less controversial method for deciding a national champion for Division 1 college football. The new system, a four team tournament determined by a selection committee of notable names within the field of collegiate athletics and...

    New Playoff Format is Far From Perfect

    By Jesse Collings With the BSC system dead, the NCAA banked on creating a new, less controversial method for deciding a national champion for Division 1 college football. The new system, a four team tournament determined by a selection committee of notable names within the field of collegiate athletics and…

  • By Jesse Collings The Women’s Basketball team dropped their opening contest in the annual Ed Hockenbury Classic, but made up for it by picking up a victory in the consolation game on Saturday, to finish the tournament with a record of 1-1. MCLA met the hosts of the tournament, Norwich...

    Women’s Basketball Goes 1-2

    By Jesse Collings The Women’s Basketball team dropped their opening contest in the annual Ed Hockenbury Classic, but made up for it by picking up a victory in the consolation game on Saturday, to finish the tournament with a record of 1-1. MCLA met the hosts of the tournament, Norwich…

  • By Tyler Bacon A lot of attention has been given lately to the long-term effects of concussions that NFL players suffer and become inherent to the game. But the league has consistently turned a blind eye to blows sustained by women at the hands of many NFL players over the...

    NFL Remains Ignorant of Instances of Domestic Abuse

    By Tyler Bacon A lot of attention has been given lately to the long-term effects of concussions that NFL players suffer and become inherent to the game. But the league has consistently turned a blind eye to blows sustained by women at the hands of many NFL players over the…

  • By Tyler Bacon The 2014 Tri-State Shootout concluded Sunday afternoon at Southern Vermont College with the home team hoisting the tournament trophy for the second straight year. SVC defeated the Trailblazers 80-60, ending the Blazers’ hopes of taking home the trophy. Coming off of a triple-overtime thriller against RPI to...

    MCLA Falls in Tournament Final

    By Tyler Bacon The 2014 Tri-State Shootout concluded Sunday afternoon at Southern Vermont College with the home team hoisting the tournament trophy for the second straight year. SVC defeated the Trailblazers 80-60, ending the Blazers’ hopes of taking home the trophy. Coming off of a triple-overtime thriller against RPI to…

  • By Tyler Bacon #2 Oregon Ducks vs #3 Florida State Seminoles It’s back to the Rose Bowl for the defending champs. This semifinal is a good matchup since it features the reigning Heisman winner Jameis Winston vs. the likely Heisman winner, Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota. Each quarterback will be tested...

    CFB Playoff Set

    By Tyler Bacon #2 Oregon Ducks vs #3 Florida State Seminoles It’s back to the Rose Bowl for the defending champs. This semifinal is a good matchup since it features the reigning Heisman winner Jameis Winston vs. the likely Heisman winner, Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota. Each quarterback will be tested…

  • By Nick Arena The end of the semester is upon us once more. For some, myself included, it is the very last. There have been ups and downs, but I can’t say that I would change any of it for the world. I’ve grown as a person, and I have...

    Good Night and Good Luck

    By Nick Arena The end of the semester is upon us once more. For some, myself included, it is the very last. There have been ups and downs, but I can’t say that I would change any of it for the world. I’ve grown as a person, and I have…

  • By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney So, you’ve eaten all these sweet treats and extra calories and have no idea how to get rid of the bloat before wearing your holiday suit. The usual options flowing through would be endless hours of cardio and starving yourself, but there’s much more to it than...

    All Over the Place For the Holiday Part 2

    By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney So, you’ve eaten all these sweet treats and extra calories and have no idea how to get rid of the bloat before wearing your holiday suit. The usual options flowing through would be endless hours of cardio and starving yourself, but there’s much more to it than…

  • By Harmony Birch 37 percent of students who started MCLA in 2006 graduated in four years, according to the Chronicle for Higher Education. While 37 percent might seem low, the national average was only 31.3 percent, not including part-time freshmen and students who have attended college before. At MCLA 51.3...

    Declining Graduation Rates Encourage a “Guided Pathway”

    By Harmony Birch 37 percent of students who started MCLA in 2006 graduated in four years, according to the Chronicle for Higher Education. While 37 percent might seem low, the national average was only 31.3 percent, not including part-time freshmen and students who have attended college before. At MCLA 51.3…

  • By Juanita Doss On Nov.12, an 18-year-old freshman at West Virginia University (WVU) was found unconscious in Kappa Sigma’s fraternity house. Nolan Burch, a resident of Buffalo, N.Y., was found around midnight. When police arrived at the scene, a man was performing CPR on Burch, who was still unresponsive. Burch...

    Hazing on Campuses Goes too Far

    By Juanita Doss On Nov.12, an 18-year-old freshman at West Virginia University (WVU) was found unconscious in Kappa Sigma’s fraternity house. Nolan Burch, a resident of Buffalo, N.Y., was found around midnight. When police arrived at the scene, a man was performing CPR on Burch, who was still unresponsive. Burch…

  • By Gionna Nourse Imagine getting ready to go to a party on a Friday night and putting on nail polish that not only looks great, but could also protect you from getting your drink spiked. Four students from North Carolina State University have invented a nail polish that detects common...

    New Nail Polish Detects Date Rape Drugs

    By Gionna Nourse Imagine getting ready to go to a party on a Friday night and putting on nail polish that not only looks great, but could also protect you from getting your drink spiked. Four students from North Carolina State University have invented a nail polish that detects common…

  • By: Nicholas Swanson Mary Ellen Olenyk, Director of Human Resources and chairperson of the smoking policy task force, spoke with the SGA to clarify the smoking policy on campus. According to Olenyk, the original smoking policy is outdated and did not incorporate smoking laws put into effect since the policy...

    SGA Talks Future of Smoking Policy

    By: Nicholas Swanson Mary Ellen Olenyk, Director of Human Resources and chairperson of the smoking policy task force, spoke with the SGA to clarify the smoking policy on campus. According to Olenyk, the original smoking policy is outdated and did not incorporate smoking laws put into effect since the policy…

  • By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney The non-traditional student who was arrested on campus on Oct. 28 on account of six charges has been released from custody under a list of conditions. The conditions for Christopher LaFrance, 25, a Williamstown resident, includes staying away from MCLA campus, abstaining from drugs and alcohol, reporting...

    Student Arrested in October Released on Probation

    By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney The non-traditional student who was arrested on campus on Oct. 28 on account of six charges has been released from custody under a list of conditions. The conditions for Christopher LaFrance, 25, a Williamstown resident, includes staying away from MCLA campus, abstaining from drugs and alcohol, reporting…

  • By Christopher Johnson The recent production of David Ives’s “The Liar” by MCLA’s Fine and Performing Arts Department was involved and intense, and made what could have been a boring story very intricate. The production relied heavily on the great talents of the actors and the strong writing by Ives...

    Strong Emphasis on Humor in ‘The Liar’

    By Christopher Johnson The recent production of David Ives’s “The Liar” by MCLA’s Fine and Performing Arts Department was involved and intense, and made what could have been a boring story very intricate. The production relied heavily on the great talents of the actors and the strong writing by Ives…

  • By Nicole L’Etoile Dance Company will be presenting their fall show starting tonight and continuing through Saturday.  There are ten choreographers who have worked hard with their dancers to produce pieces for the performance. There are a number of changes that have not been present for the past couple of...

    Dance Co. Premieres Fall Show

    By Nicole L’Etoile Dance Company will be presenting their fall show starting tonight and continuing through Saturday.  There are ten choreographers who have worked hard with their dancers to produce pieces for the performance. There are a number of changes that have not been present for the past couple of…

  • The recent acquittal of Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson has sparked some very well deserved outrage amongst Ferguson protestors. The death of 18-year-old Michael Brown and the underlying racism in this issue are glaringly obvious. But while racism is one of the causal reasons for Brown’s death, I think the...

    Don’t Shoot!

    The recent acquittal of Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson has sparked some very well deserved outrage amongst Ferguson protestors. The death of 18-year-old Michael Brown and the underlying racism in this issue are glaringly obvious. But while racism is one of the causal reasons for Brown’s death, I think the…

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