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  • 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…

  • By Jenna O’Connor   After teaching for over 10 years at the College, Annie Raskin, part-time professor in the English/Communications department, is retiring. Raskin has been teaching at the College since 2002, and earned her Bachelor’s at Skidmore College in 1990, and her doctorate at SUNY Albany in 2004. Over...

    Raskin to retire from teaching in English Department

    By Jenna O’Connor   After teaching for over 10 years at the College, Annie Raskin, part-time professor in the English/Communications department, is retiring. Raskin has been teaching at the College since 2002, and earned her Bachelor’s at Skidmore College in 1990, and her doctorate at SUNY Albany in 2004. Over…

  • By Harmony Birch   “Abraham Lincoln once said, ‘I don’t like this man. I must get to know him better,’ and then you’re less likely to dislike the person because you know the person,” Kyle Lefebvre said. Kyle, a maintainer who operates primarily in Mark Hopkins, lives by this quote....

    Lefebvre is a friendly presence in Mark Hopkins

    By Harmony Birch   “Abraham Lincoln once said, ‘I don’t like this man. I must get to know him better,’ and then you’re less likely to dislike the person because you know the person,” Kyle Lefebvre said. Kyle, a maintainer who operates primarily in Mark Hopkins, lives by this quote….

  • By Chunyu “Judy” Leng   English majors are notorious readers, or so they say. It’s not often that their work load allows time for recreational reading. Freshman Diana Faulkner wanted a way to share her passion for reading with others on campus outside of the classroom, thus the idea for...

    Book Club gets SGA approval

    By Chunyu “Judy” Leng   English majors are notorious readers, or so they say. It’s not often that their work load allows time for recreational reading. Freshman Diana Faulkner wanted a way to share her passion for reading with others on campus outside of the classroom, thus the idea for…

  • By Raanan Sarid-Segal   The College is getting a new sports team, with a women’s lacrosse team having been approved for varsity status next year. The sport has been practiced privately here for years but is only now getting official sanction by the school to be seen as something more...

    Women’s lacrosse to begin play next spring

    By Raanan Sarid-Segal   The College is getting a new sports team, with a women’s lacrosse team having been approved for varsity status next year. The sport has been practiced privately here for years but is only now getting official sanction by the school to be seen as something more…

  • By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney   Adjunct professors working part-time with no benefits at a fraction of what tenured professors earn. Colleges often choose to hire adjuncts to teach some courses instead of hiring full-time, tenure-track professors. New adjunct professors can make $3,000 per course for the first two semesters, then roughly...

    Legislation aims to improve adjunct professor pay, benefits

    By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney   Adjunct professors working part-time with no benefits at a fraction of what tenured professors earn. Colleges often choose to hire adjuncts to teach some courses instead of hiring full-time, tenure-track professors. New adjunct professors can make $3,000 per course for the first two semesters, then roughly…

  • By Nick Arena   Yesterday the MountainOne Wellness Center, partnering with Berkshire Medical Center (BMC), began providing non-emergency care for the College and Northern Berkshire community. According to a press release from BMC, the medical center will provide services on a daily basis from 10 a.m to 10 p.m. from...

    Non-emergency clinic opens at Wellness Center

    By Nick Arena   Yesterday the MountainOne Wellness Center, partnering with Berkshire Medical Center (BMC), began providing non-emergency care for the College and Northern Berkshire community. According to a press release from BMC, the medical center will provide services on a daily basis from 10 a.m to 10 p.m. from…

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