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  • By Rachel Fitterman Emma Monahan sat in the Campus Center at a small table outside of Subway, talking animatedly about her passion for music. “Music has always been a part of my life. I’ve been singing and writing songs for a long time,” she said. Monahan, a freshman majoring in...

    ‘Not Enough’ for Pop Punk Fans

    By Rachel Fitterman Emma Monahan sat in the Campus Center at a small table outside of Subway, talking animatedly about her passion for music. “Music has always been a part of my life. I’ve been singing and writing songs for a long time,” she said. Monahan, a freshman majoring in…

  • By Rachel Fitterman MCLA Presents! will host an After Party with John “Papa” Gros featuring a variety of New Orleans jazz music, tonight at 10 p.m. in Club B-10 at Mass MoCA. Gros’ performance will follow New Orleans legend Allen Toussaint, accompanied by the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, who will...

    Gros to Perform Versatile Jazz

    By Rachel Fitterman MCLA Presents! will host an After Party with John “Papa” Gros featuring a variety of New Orleans jazz music, tonight at 10 p.m. in Club B-10 at Mass MoCA. Gros’ performance will follow New Orleans legend Allen Toussaint, accompanied by the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, who will…

  • By Juanita Doss Students decorated pink ribbons during the Women’s Center Breast Cancer Event on Wednesday Oct. 8 in remembrance of loved ones who lost their battles to breast cancer. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women and is the second most common form of cancer.  This year...

    Women’s Center Honors Breast Cancer Victims

    By Juanita Doss Students decorated pink ribbons during the Women’s Center Breast Cancer Event on Wednesday Oct. 8 in remembrance of loved ones who lost their battles to breast cancer. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women and is the second most common form of cancer.  This year…

  • By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney United Nations member Adam Hinds will speak on ISIS and the implications for the international community on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Murdock 218. MCLA’s International Conflict Prevention and Resolution Speaker Series made the presentation possible through grants from The Boschen Peace and International Understanding...

    UN Member to Speak on ISIS

    By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney United Nations member Adam Hinds will speak on ISIS and the implications for the international community on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Murdock 218. MCLA’s International Conflict Prevention and Resolution Speaker Series made the presentation possible through grants from The Boschen Peace and International Understanding…

  • By Nicholas Swanson Luma’s Muffin and Mug coffee shop on Main St. is set to close on Saturday, Oct. 18. Nicole and Glen Maloney first opened the shop on St. Patrick’s Day over two years ago. “There is not enough space in the (coffee) shop we have now,” Glen Maloney...

    Luma’s to Close This Weekend

    By Nicholas Swanson Luma’s Muffin and Mug coffee shop on Main St. is set to close on Saturday, Oct. 18. Nicole and Glen Maloney first opened the shop on St. Patrick’s Day over two years ago. “There is not enough space in the (coffee) shop we have now,” Glen Maloney…

  • By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney On Oct. 1 of each year, the annual Clery report containing campus safety, security, and fire procedures is produced and made available as a requirement by federal law. Statistics related to criminal offenses and fires reported for the last three consecutive years are also published. This year...

    Sexual Assault Added to Annual Clery Report

    By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney On Oct. 1 of each year, the annual Clery report containing campus safety, security, and fire procedures is produced and made available as a requirement by federal law. Statistics related to criminal offenses and fires reported for the last three consecutive years are also published. This year…

  • By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney The Massachusetts Department of Education donated $26,000 to fund its participation in the Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Program during the 2015 fiscal year. Shortly after, AT&T made a donation of $5,000 to fund five $1,000 scholarships for undergrad students. The Dual Enrollment Program is available to juniors and...

    $31,000 to Benefit Scholarships

    By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney The Massachusetts Department of Education donated $26,000 to fund its participation in the Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Program during the 2015 fiscal year. Shortly after, AT&T made a donation of $5,000 to fund five $1,000 scholarships for undergrad students. The Dual Enrollment Program is available to juniors and…

  • By Isabel McKenzie The Women’s Center’s event “Be Who You Are: A Journey of Self Discovery” kicked off on Tuesday, Oct. 7amid casual conversation and treats such as fruit, brownies and juice boxes. The event focused on the topics of being comfortable with yourself and suicide prevention. Magnets featuring the...

    ‘Be Who You Are’ Event Emphasizes Self-Discovery

    By Isabel McKenzie The Women’s Center’s event “Be Who You Are: A Journey of Self Discovery” kicked off on Tuesday, Oct. 7amid casual conversation and treats such as fruit, brownies and juice boxes. The event focused on the topics of being comfortable with yourself and suicide prevention. Magnets featuring the…

  • By Idalis Foster On October 7, 2014, two Pakistani journalists visited MCLA as part of the International Center for Journalists’ and the U.S.-Pakistan Professional Partnership in Journalism. Samiullah Randhawa, reporter for the Daily Bazyab, and Abdul Bari Madokhail, feature writer for the Daily Jehan, spoke to classes and The Beacon...

    Pakistani Journalists Emphasize Freedom of Expression in U.S.

    By Idalis Foster On October 7, 2014, two Pakistani journalists visited MCLA as part of the International Center for Journalists’ and the U.S.-Pakistan Professional Partnership in Journalism. Samiullah Randhawa, reporter for the Daily Bazyab, and Abdul Bari Madokhail, feature writer for the Daily Jehan, spoke to classes and The Beacon…

  • Editorial The removal of a large number the Oct. 9 issue of Beacon newspapers occurred on Monday at some time prior to an Open House event, hosted by the Admissions office. The Beacon speculates that the removal was because issue four of the Beacon displayed bomb threat and drug bust...

    Editorial The removal of a large number the Oct. 9 issue of Beacon newspapers occurred on Monday at some time prior to an Open House event, hosted by the Admissions office. The Beacon speculates that the removal was because issue four of the Beacon displayed bomb threat and drug bust…

  • By Jesse Collings The women’s tennis team season came to an end on Saturday when they lost to Castleton State, 7-2, in the North Atlantic Conference semi-finals. It was the Trailblazers first trip ever to the NAC playoffs since they joined the conference in 2011. MCLA finishes the season with...

    Women’s Tennis Comes to an End

    By Jesse Collings The women’s tennis team season came to an end on Saturday when they lost to Castleton State, 7-2, in the North Atlantic Conference semi-finals. It was the Trailblazers first trip ever to the NAC playoffs since they joined the conference in 2011. MCLA finishes the season with…

  • By Jesse Collings The women’s soccer team headed east to visit conference rival Framingham State on Saturday and was hit by a second-half blitz. Framingham scored four goals in fifteen minutes to crush the visiting Trailblazers, 5-0. MCLA drops to 3-8-1 overall and 1-3 in MASCAC play, while Framingham State...

    Women’s Soccer Drops Key MASCAC Game

    By Jesse Collings The women’s soccer team headed east to visit conference rival Framingham State on Saturday and was hit by a second-half blitz. Framingham scored four goals in fifteen minutes to crush the visiting Trailblazers, 5-0. MCLA drops to 3-8-1 overall and 1-3 in MASCAC play, while Framingham State…

  • By Jesse Collings The Volleyball team earned its first conference victory of the season on Monday and added a nonconference win to boot, traveling to Massachusetts Maritime and defeating the Buccaneers, 3-0. MCLA would then win in its second match of the day, defeating Becker College, 3-1, finishing the day...

    Volleyball Sweeps Doubleheader

    By Jesse Collings The Volleyball team earned its first conference victory of the season on Monday and added a nonconference win to boot, traveling to Massachusetts Maritime and defeating the Buccaneers, 3-0. MCLA would then win in its second match of the day, defeating Becker College, 3-1, finishing the day…

  • By Tyler Bacon The Men’s Soccer team came back from a 2-0 deficit, but surrendered a later second half goal as they fell to College of Mount Saint Vincent 3-2 on Monday in a non-league soccer game. The loss drops the Trailblazers to 6-6-1 overall while Mount Saint Vincent improves...

    Men’s Soccer Slugs It Out

    By Tyler Bacon The Men’s Soccer team came back from a 2-0 deficit, but surrendered a later second half goal as they fell to College of Mount Saint Vincent 3-2 on Monday in a non-league soccer game. The loss drops the Trailblazers to 6-6-1 overall while Mount Saint Vincent improves…

  • By Jesse Collings For anyone who doesn’t like sports, the appeal of athletics can be dismissed by simply saying that sports put an unnecessary strain on an individual’s life. Watching football can be really fun and exciting, but it isn’t necessarily a relaxing experience. Oftentimes, especially after my team loses,...

    Positive Sports

    By Jesse Collings For anyone who doesn’t like sports, the appeal of athletics can be dismissed by simply saying that sports put an unnecessary strain on an individual’s life. Watching football can be really fun and exciting, but it isn’t necessarily a relaxing experience. Oftentimes, especially after my team loses,…

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