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How Much Cardio Is Enough?

How Much Cardio Is Enough?

By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney Last week I visited the campus’ fitness center during a fitness class and I realized that their only task for the day was to complete 35 minutes of cardio (i.e. running, elliptical, bike, rowing, etc.). Two or three days of the week is a reasonable amount of time to devote to cardio compared to the amount of […]

by · November 19, 2014 · Opinion
Men’s Basketball to Start This Saturday

Men’s Basketball to Start This Saturday

The Men’s basketball team will begin its season on Saturday when they host the University of Maine-Fort Kent at 1 p.m., in the Campus Center Gymnasium. The team will look to rebound after a disappointing 2013-2014 campaign. After being picked to win the MASCAC in the pre-season coaches’ poll, MCLA  never got off the ground and ended the season with […]

by · November 14, 2014 · Sports, Sports Front Page
Men’s Soccer Loses in Semifinals

Men’s Soccer Loses in Semifinals

By Jesse Collings The Bridgewater State University Men’s Soccer team scored three first half goals on the way to a 4-1 victory over the visiting Trailblazers in the semifinals of the MASCAC Tournament. Andrew Chenard, Jonathan Pires, and Justin Kachadoorian each scored first half goals for the Bears. Chenard started the scoring in the ninth minute as he collected a […]

by · November 14, 2014 · Sports, Sports Front Page
Icelandic Fashion & Food

Icelandic Fashion & Food

By Holly Johnston Icelandic Fashion Majority of Iceland “Airwaver’s” looked as if they had their outfits planned all year for the event. Don’t be fooled. Icelanders seem to be born with unique fashion sense. Take a look at Bjork. A must have during fall/winter in Iceland is a fur coat and a Lopapeysa, which is a traditional Icelandic sweater.  I […]

by · November 12, 2014 · Features, Online Exclusive, Slideshow, Top Stories
Photo by Osakpolo Igiede.

Cycon Works With Coffee Farmers and Improves their Communities

By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney “Every cup of coffee is everything that is going wrong with globalization,” said Dean’s Beans founder Dean Cycon. “We’re so disconnected from the middle man, yet all connected, profoundly.” Cycon expressed the importance of the environment and interconnectivity between countries and companies at the Elizabeth and Lawrence Vadnais Environmental Issues Lecture Series last Wednesday. He announced that […]

by · November 12, 2014 · Front Page, News, Slideshow, Top Stories
Photo courtesy of the President's office.

Farewell to President Grant

Mary K. Grant, 11th president and college alumna, was elected chancellor of the University of North Carolina in August and will spend her last day on campus Nov. 19.  Grant is the first alumna of the college to serve as its president and has made many accomplishments during her time here. Grant graduated from North Adams State College in 1983 […]

SGA Funds STAGE Auction

SGA Funds STAGE Auction

By Nick Swanson The Student Government Association (SGA) approved the supplemental budget request from Students Taking Action for Gender Equality (STAGE) for their first leadership auction. The $275 from the supplemental budget is to fund a selection of food for the event, which will be a black and white tie affair, according to STAGE’s president Carissa Sacherski. “STAGE thinks this […]

by · November 12, 2014 · Front Page, News, Top Stories
Polish Poet and Translator to Read

Polish Poet and Translator to Read

By Rachel Fitterman Acclaimed poet and Polish translator Ewa Chrusciel will hold a reading on Monday, Nov. 17, sponsored by the English/Communications department. Chrusciel, who has written both in English and Polish and translated the works of Jack London and Joseph Conrad, will read and discuss her work at 7 p.m. in Gallery 51. “I am always looking forward to […]

by · November 12, 2014 · A&E
Vargas Expected to Spark Activism on Immigration in Policy Lecture

Vargas Expected to Spark Activism on Immigration in Policy Lecture

By Nick Swanson Tonight, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas will present the Michael S. and Kitty Dukakis Public Policy Lecture at 7 p.m. The event will take place in the Church Street Center auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public. “Jose Antonio Vargas is both compassionate and reasonable, while also respecting the complexities of the political situation. […]

by · November 12, 2014 · Front Page, News, Top Stories
Townhouse Creates Kindness Movement

Townhouse Creates Kindness Movement

By Isabel McKenzie Today, the Flagg Townhouse Advisory board will promote acts of kindness across campus with their “Do it for the Kind” event. Do-gooders will film themselves participating in acts of kindness and post it on the popular video app Vine. The idea for the event came during an E-board retreat, when the group was tasked with making an […]

by · November 12, 2014 · Front Page, News, Top Stories
Photo by Agnella Gross.

Student Writers Race to Complete Novels

By Juanita Doss Sophomore Emily Meidenbauer fell in love with writing when she was handed a composition notebook in third grade. She wrote for thirty minutes to an hour daily and from that, Meidenbauer knew she wanted to be a writer. Five years ago she looked for a way to display her writing and while roaming the internet she came […]

by · November 12, 2014 · Front Page, News, Slideshow, Top Stories
Overnight Parking Ban Takes Effect

Overnight Parking Ban Takes Effect

By Idalis Foster The annual winter parking ban is back in effect, having begun on November 1st and remaining until April 30th at the latest. With this ban, parking overnight is going to be a difficult task for visitors of North Adams. Since the Berkshire area tends to get heavy amounts of snow, this ban comes of no surprise to […]

by · November 12, 2014 · Front Page, News, Top Stories
Undefeated Bulldogs Still Atop CFB Rankings

Undefeated Bulldogs Still Atop CFB Rankings

By Tyler Bacon 1. Mississippi State Bulldogs (9-0, 5-0 SEC) Mississippi State cruised to its 12th straight victory, gaining 520 yards in its final tune up before visiting Alabama on Saturday with first place in the SEC West and playoff positioning on the line. Ashton Shumpert and Brandon Holloway added rushing touchdowns for Mississippi State, which is one win short […]

by · November 12, 2014 · Sports, Sports Front Page
Women Look to Build On Talented, Young Lineup

Women Look to Build On Talented, Young Lineup

By Jesse Collings After a difficult campaign last season, the Women’s basketball team will look to rebound this season, building on a foundation comprised of underclassmen. The team will feature six freshmen and six sophomores as the Trailblazers look to gain valuable experience playing in MASCAC this season. Last season MCLA finished with a record of 4-21 and were winless […]

by · November 12, 2014 · Sports, Sports Front Page
The Basketball Arm’s Race

The Basketball Arm’s Race

By Jesse Collings For a while, the odds of multiple superstars teaming up to play on the same team was an idea of the past. Legendary teams like the Celtics, Lakers and 76ers had built teams with several Hall of Fame players aboard, but that was so long ago, before a hard salary cap was installed and players were not […]

by · November 12, 2014 · Sports, Sports Front Page