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‘Too Much Light’ to be ferociously fast-paced

‘Too Much Light’ to be ferociously fast-paced

By Matt Aceto Forget tomatoes, have you ever had the urge to chuck tennis balls on stage? If so, tonight may be your lucky night. Cast members of “Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind” (TMLMTBGB) will battle the clock as they attempt to perform 30 plays in less than an hour. “The goal is to perform 30 plays […]

by · April 30, 2015 · A&E
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Deven Philbrick spoke about jazz and literary philosophy amidst equally fascinating topics on good, evil, British literature, and the history and influence of jazz.

URC features literary presentations

By Shirin Hijab The students who presented on Miltonic ideas of good and evil and on the history of jazz gathered at the front of the room, semi-anxiously, waiting for “showtime” (as Roseanne Denhard, the presentations’ organizer, said) to start. Of the presentations on good and evil in British literature, the presentations that stood out the most were those done […]

by · April 30, 2015 · A&E
Sexual assault training met with mixed response

Sexual assault training met with mixed response

By Mitchell Chapman Nearly 90 percent of staff and faculty and 90 percent of undergraduate students have completed the mandatory Sexual Assault Training, according to Director of Human Resources Mary Ellen Olenyk, though their experiences were far from identical. “Faculty and staff training revolved more around scenarios and handling different situations such as reporting, as they have different responsibilities than students,” […]

by · April 30, 2015 · News
Education perspective stressed in race conversation

Education perspective stressed in race conversation

By Makayla- Courtney McGeeney The best response to racial tensions is to incorporate entire communities to rebuild and educate on race relations, according to a case study presented by Harvard researchers. The study about Riverview Gardens, Jennings and Ferguson-Florissant School Districts set the stage for a campus conversation on structural racism hosted by former Pittsfield High School principal, Tracey Benson […]

by · April 30, 2015 · News
Hernigle selected as SGA Student Trustee

Hernigle selected as SGA Student Trustee

By Nick Swanson All votes are in and counted to finalize the new students who will be taking on the roles as leaders in the Student Government Association (SGA). Nicholas Hernigle ’16 was elected as SGA’s Student Trustee for the upcoming fall ’15 – spring ’16 academic year. He was sworn in with the rest of the newly elected members […]

by · April 30, 2015 · News
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Justin Adkins answers an audience member's question while members of the Trans*/Gender Non-Conforming Panel look on.

QSU hosts Live Out Loud conference

By Nick Swanson Members of the Queer Student Union (QSU) addressed common issues within the pursuit for gender equality and provided solutions to form a more inclusive community. The second-annual LGBTQIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex, and Asexual, etc.) Live Out Loud community conference featured gender-related discussion and education sessions where many shared personal experiences. “I believe this conference […]

by · April 30, 2015 · News
Annual Day of Service to clean up North Adams

Annual Day of Service to clean up North Adams

By Rominda DeBarros The 23rd Annual Community Day of Service will take place on Saturday, May 2. Students are welcomed to get involved and sign up either as a team, group or individual and help clean up the North Adams community. “The Community Day of Service really represents the culture and expectations of the College,” Spencer Moser, coordinator at the […]

by · April 30, 2015 · News
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Alicia Girgenti, an MCLA alumna, presents at the Undergraduate Research Conference on her studies in Criminal Justice and Criminology.

Research conference showcases student work

By Rominda Debarros and Idalis Foster The College’s Thirteenth Annual Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) was held last Thursday. The campus-wide event celebrated the hard work of students doing independent research in the natural and social sciences, humanities, or in original creative works. “Presenting at the URC provides students an opportunity to present their work to the campus community,” URC Board […]

by · April 30, 2015 · News
College to celebrate 116th commencement

College to celebrate 116th commencement

  By: Makayla-Courtney McGeeney In the Amsler Campus Center Gym on Saturday, May 16, the class of 2015 will sit in the same space together for one last time. The College will celebrate its 116th Commencement ceremony at 11 a.m. with the Baccalaureate ceremony the day before at 3 p.m. in the Church Street Center. Delivering the keynote address will […]

by · April 30, 2015 · News
Common Folk; art, poetry, music

Common Folk; art, poetry, music

By Kaliegh Hayes From creating works of art, to singing songs, to reciting poetry, the Common Folk Art Collective does and shares it all. Founded in June 2013 by MCLA alumna Jessica Sweeny, Common Folk is a team of artists working to help increase the creative economy of North Adams by exploring ways of addressing community needs through the arts, […]

by · April 30, 2015 · Features
Lacrosse Wraps Up Inaugural Season

Lacrosse Wraps Up Inaugural Season

By Jesse Collings The lacrosse team wrapped up its inaugural season on Saturday, falling to Salem State 14-5 in Salem. The loss puts MCLA at a 4-9 record overall in the programs first season, with a record of 0-7 in MASCAC play. Salem State improved to 7-8 on the season and to 2-5 in conference play. The Trailblazers got off […]

by · April 29, 2015 · Sports
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Mooney has experience both in the administrative field and as a coach as she was the head Women's soccer coach at SUNY-Maritime.

Mooney has Bright Outlook on the Athletic Department

By Jesse Collings Athletic Director Laura Mooney officially joined the MCLA community on April 6, when she succeeded long-time AD Scott Nichols. Since then she has been hustling all over campus, doing her best to integrate herself with the campus community. “I have been going non-stop since 8:30 this morning,” she said with a smile. Her office shows the skeleton […]

by · April 29, 2015 · Sports
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Sophomore pitcher Eamonn Andre warms up for a relief outing on Saturday against Worcester State.

Baseball Drops Key Home Series to Worcester State

By Jake Mendel The Baseball team entered the week knowing how important it was to play well as the home stretch of the season approached. “We just need to relax and play the game like we know how to. Our pitching has been good and our hitting can be really good as well,” pitcher Eamonn Andre said. “If we relax […]

by · April 29, 2015 · Sports
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Junior Abby Lucas Smacks a hit for the Trailblazers during their game Saturday against Worcester State.

Softball Headed to Playoffs

By Tyler Bacon The MCLA softball team played Williams College on Monday and suffered a sweep at the hands of the Ephs. In the first game, Williams scored one run in each of the first three innings but the Trailblazers scored one run in the second inning and two runs in the third inning, making the score 3-3 after three […]

by · April 29, 2015 · Sports
Co-generation project aims to save energy on campus

Co-generation project aims to save energy on campus

By Gionna Nourse The college is currently working on a cogeneration project in the power plant. Cogeneration is the burning of one fuel to create two sources of energy; heat and electricity. This process includes using two different energy sources to create a more efficient way of providing energy for the college. “There are multiple sources of funding for this […]

by · April 29, 2015 · News