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  • By Christopher Johnson Once they began playing, it was difficult to imagine the John ‘Papa’ Gros Band stopping. Gros himself had vivacity even when sitting down. His face, even from a distance, was expressive of the notes he played. Brian Stoltz played smoothly on guitar and was laid-back in a...

    ‘After Party’ Revitalizes Funk and Blues

    By Christopher Johnson Once they began playing, it was difficult to imagine the John ‘Papa’ Gros Band stopping. Gros himself had vivacity even when sitting down. His face, even from a distance, was expressive of the notes he played. Brian Stoltz played smoothly on guitar and was laid-back in a…

  • By Rachel Fitterman Harlequin, the college’s musical theatre club, will present their twelfth annual Revue tomorrow night and Saturday at 8 p.m. in the Church Street Center. The Revue showcases a multitude of musical numbers from a variety of sources. “The Revue is our traditional fall show. It’s a collection...

    Revue Returns With New Favorites

    By Rachel Fitterman Harlequin, the college’s musical theatre club, will present their twelfth annual Revue tomorrow night and Saturday at 8 p.m. in the Church Street Center. The Revue showcases a multitude of musical numbers from a variety of sources. “The Revue is our traditional fall show. It’s a collection…

  • By Jesse Collings The Volleyball team spent half the week at SUNY-Cobleskill, as they played three games at the university in Cobleskill, NY. MCLA was unable to build any momentum during the road trip, going 1-2 over the stretch. The Trailblazers are now 14-11 on the season, with a record...

    Volleyball Goes 2-2 Over Long Visit At Cobleskill

    By Jesse Collings The Volleyball team spent half the week at SUNY-Cobleskill, as they played three games at the university in Cobleskill, NY. MCLA was unable to build any momentum during the road trip, going 1-2 over the stretch. The Trailblazers are now 14-11 on the season, with a record…

  • By Jesse Collings The Women’s Soccer team traveled to Bridgewater State and were unable to pick up their second conference victory of the season, losing to the Bears 6-0 on Saturday. MCLA fell to 3-11-1 on the season and 1-5 in MASCAC, while Bridgewater State improved to 6-9 on the...

    Women’s Soccer Kicked by Bridgewater

    By Jesse Collings The Women’s Soccer team traveled to Bridgewater State and were unable to pick up their second conference victory of the season, losing to the Bears 6-0 on Saturday. MCLA fell to 3-11-1 on the season and 1-5 in MASCAC, while Bridgewater State improved to 6-9 on the…

  • By Jesse Collings San Antonio Spurs- The defending champs have league’s smartest player (Tim Duncan) and best coach (Greg Popovich). Los Angeles Clippers- It’s a make or break year for this talented team; look for Blake Griffin to become an offensive force and possibly generate some MVP buzz. Cleveland Cavaliers-...

    Spurs Sit Atop NBA Preseason Power Rankings

    By Jesse Collings San Antonio Spurs- The defending champs have league’s smartest player (Tim Duncan) and best coach (Greg Popovich). Los Angeles Clippers- It’s a make or break year for this talented team; look for Blake Griffin to become an offensive force and possibly generate some MVP buzz. Cleveland Cavaliers-…

  • By Tyler Bacon Men’s Soccer came back from an early 2-0 deficit against Bridgewater State. The two rivals ended in a 2-2 draw in a pivotal MASCAC matchup at Shewcraft Field on Senior Day. With the tie, Bridgewater earned at least a share of the regular season title with a...

    Men’s Soccer Draws on Senior Day

    By Tyler Bacon Men’s Soccer came back from an early 2-0 deficit against Bridgewater State. The two rivals ended in a 2-2 draw in a pivotal MASCAC matchup at Shewcraft Field on Senior Day. With the tie, Bridgewater earned at least a share of the regular season title with a…

  • By Nick Arena A terminally ill, 29-year-old woman will be ending her life on Nov. 1. A USA Today report about Brittany Maynard, a Calilfornia native who has moved to Oregon, stated that the woman has chosen to die with dignity, rather than die in pain. She is suffering from...

    The Right to Die with Dignity

    By Nick Arena A terminally ill, 29-year-old woman will be ending her life on Nov. 1. A USA Today report about Brittany Maynard, a Calilfornia native who has moved to Oregon, stated that the woman has chosen to die with dignity, rather than die in pain. She is suffering from…

  • By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney So, you want to lose weight and be healthy, but you don’t know where to start. Well, getting an inexpensive fitness tracker is a good way to start getting healthy because you’ll be able to analyze what your strengths and weaknesses are via smartphone app. For my...

    Tracking Your Goals

    By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney So, you want to lose weight and be healthy, but you don’t know where to start. Well, getting an inexpensive fitness tracker is a good way to start getting healthy because you’ll be able to analyze what your strengths and weaknesses are via smartphone app. For my…

  • By Nicholas Swanson Students were sworn into their new positions in the SGA senate on Monday evening. The results for the Student Government Association (SGA) fall election are final. “I am happy to see all of the new additions to SGA; congratulations to everyone who was elected,” SGA adviser Jenn...

    Newly Elected SGA Senators Take Oath

    By Nicholas Swanson Students were sworn into their new positions in the SGA senate on Monday evening. The results for the Student Government Association (SGA) fall election are final. “I am happy to see all of the new additions to SGA; congratulations to everyone who was elected,” SGA adviser Jenn…

  • By: Nicholas Swanson The National Residence Honorary Hall (NRHH) and Susan B. Anthony Women’s Center continue the Breast Week Ever events today and tomorrow. Today, the Black Student Union (BSU) will have a breast cancer jeopardy table in the Campus Center Marketplace. Students will be quizzed on different facts about...

    Breast Week Ever A Collaborative Effort to Support Breast Cancer

    By: Nicholas Swanson The National Residence Honorary Hall (NRHH) and Susan B. Anthony Women’s Center continue the Breast Week Ever events today and tomorrow. Today, the Black Student Union (BSU) will have a breast cancer jeopardy table in the Campus Center Marketplace. Students will be quizzed on different facts about…

  • By Juanita Doss Nicholas Kristof told MCLA students the story of a 15-year-old girl in Cambodia who was kidnapped by her neighbor and forced into a brothel. She became a victim of sex trafficking, and not too long after her freedom was bought back by her mother, she died of...

    ‘Half the Sky’ Author Argues Plight of Oppressed Women

    By Juanita Doss Nicholas Kristof told MCLA students the story of a 15-year-old girl in Cambodia who was kidnapped by her neighbor and forced into a brothel. She became a victim of sex trafficking, and not too long after her freedom was bought back by her mother, she died of…

  • By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney Campus Police will switch to the Rave Guardian alert system in order to increase communication measures across campus during an emergency, similar to the recent bomb threat. When the bomb threat happened on Monday, Oct. 6, students, staff and faculty were alerted via text message, fire alarm,...

    New Rave Guardian Alert System to be Used for Emergencies

    By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney Campus Police will switch to the Rave Guardian alert system in order to increase communication measures across campus during an emergency, similar to the recent bomb threat. When the bomb threat happened on Monday, Oct. 6, students, staff and faculty were alerted via text message, fire alarm,…

  • By Idalis Foster Doctor Thomas Whalen, professor of Business Administration, is the newest member of MCLA’S business department and has come a long way to teach in the humble city of North Adams. He hails from New Jersey but he has lived in multiple places including Spokane, Washington and most...

    What Brings Business Experience to Academia

    By Idalis Foster Doctor Thomas Whalen, professor of Business Administration, is the newest member of MCLA’S business department and has come a long way to teach in the humble city of North Adams. He hails from New Jersey but he has lived in multiple places including Spokane, Washington and most…

  • By Isabel McKenzie Sociology Professor Jennifer Zoltanski used research from her own students to formulate field notes on their happiness levels, and constructed a paper to discuss this data. “Undergraduate Happiness: Some Preliminary Field Notes From the Classroom” presented by Zoltanski was the second Brown Bag Lecture of this semester....

    Zoltanski Presents Field Notes Analyzing Students’ Happiness

    By Isabel McKenzie Sociology Professor Jennifer Zoltanski used research from her own students to formulate field notes on their happiness levels, and constructed a paper to discuss this data. “Undergraduate Happiness: Some Preliminary Field Notes From the Classroom” presented by Zoltanski was the second Brown Bag Lecture of this semester….

  • By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney As the bright colors of the Berkshires fall away, our workouts might take a plunge as well. Before we get a jump start on the winter slump, let’s make a few changes to the old exercise routine from summer. Within our area, outdoor activities such as hiking...

    Falling into a Routine

    By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney As the bright colors of the Berkshires fall away, our workouts might take a plunge as well. Before we get a jump start on the winter slump, let’s make a few changes to the old exercise routine from summer. Within our area, outdoor activities such as hiking…

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