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Hazing on Campuses Goes too Far

Hazing on Campuses Goes too Far

By Juanita Doss On Nov.12, an 18-year-old freshman at West Virginia University (WVU) was found unconscious in Kappa Sigma’s fraternity house. Nolan Burch, a resident of Buffalo, N.Y., was found around midnight. When police arrived at the scene, a man was performing CPR on Burch, who was still unresponsive. Burch died three days later after a stay in the intensive […]

by · December 10, 2014 · Features, Online Exclusive
New Nail Polish Detects Date Rape Drugs

New Nail Polish Detects Date Rape Drugs

By Gionna Nourse Imagine getting ready to go to a party on a Friday night and putting on nail polish that not only looks great, but could also protect you from getting your drink spiked. Four students from North Carolina State University have invented a nail polish that detects common date rape drugs by changing color when the drug is […]

by · December 10, 2014 · Features, Online Exclusive
SGA Talks Future of Smoking Policy

SGA Talks Future of Smoking Policy

By: Nicholas Swanson Mary Ellen Olenyk, Director of Human Resources and chairperson of the smoking policy task force, spoke with the SGA to clarify the smoking policy on campus. According to Olenyk, the original smoking policy is outdated and did not incorporate smoking laws put into effect since the policy was created around 15 years ago. One example is that […]

by · December 3, 2014 · Front Page, News
Student Arrested in October Released on Probation

Student Arrested in October Released on Probation

By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney The non-traditional student who was arrested on campus on Oct. 28 on account of six charges has been released from custody under a list of conditions. The conditions for Christopher LaFrance, 25, a Williamstown resident, includes staying away from MCLA campus, abstaining from drugs and alcohol, reporting to a Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic, and to sign all […]

by · December 3, 2014 · Front Page, News, Top Stories
Photo by Agnella Gross.

Strong Emphasis on Humor in ‘The Liar’

By Christopher Johnson The recent production of David Ives’s “The Liar” by MCLA’s Fine and Performing Arts Department was involved and intense, and made what could have been a boring story very intricate. The production relied heavily on the great talents of the actors and the strong writing by Ives adapted from 17th century French playwright Pierre Corneille, who was […]

by · December 3, 2014 · A&E, Slideshow
Dance Co. Premieres Fall Show

Dance Co. Premieres Fall Show

By Nicole L’Etoile Dance Company will be presenting their fall show starting tonight and continuing through Saturday.  There are ten choreographers who have worked hard with their dancers to produce pieces for the performance. There are a number of changes that have not been present for the past couple of years, bringing a new feel to the show as a […]

by · December 3, 2014 · A&E
Nicholas Arena, Managing Editor.

Don’t Shoot!

The recent acquittal of Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson has sparked some very well deserved outrage amongst Ferguson protestors. The death of 18-year-old Michael Brown and the underlying racism in this issue are glaringly obvious. But while racism is one of the causal reasons for Brown’s death, I think the real catalyst is the increasingly violent reactions we are seeing […]

by · December 3, 2014 · Opinion
All Over the Place for the Holiday

All Over the Place for the Holiday

By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney Post-break I’m already having trouble sliding back into my normal eating routine with smaller portions. I felt as if all I did at home over break was eat and eat, and almost little to nothing was the usual healthy entrees. I can preach about how to lose holiday pounds, but I’d rather touch on how to remain […]

by · December 3, 2014 · Opinion
McCann Teacher Receives Educator Alumni Award

McCann Teacher Receives Educator Alumni Award

By Idalis Foster Cynthia Roper-Patenaude, English teacher at McCann Technical High School and alumna of MCLA, received the Educator Alumni Award on Tuesday, Nov. 18at the Massachusetts State House. The recipients of the award are selected by the Massachusetts State Universities Council of Presidents. Patenaude works with MCLA students through field placement and student teachers in her classes at McCann […]

by · December 3, 2014 · Features, Front Page, News, Slideshow, Top Stories
Bowling Still a Popularity for All Ages

Bowling Still a Popularity for All Ages

By Matthew Aceto Children, adults, and senior citizens eagerly file one by one inside the building. A few dedicated locals even bring their bags in with them. Sharp pings and thunderous clashes can be heard from a short distance away. Inside, North Adam’s Greylock Bowl & Golf thrives with family fun. Among the many bowlers packed inside the 30-lane facility […]

by · December 3, 2014 · Features, Front Page, News, Top Stories
Photo by Agnella Gross.

Consignment Shop Closes Doors

By Juanita Doss One can easily walk or drive down Holden Street without noticing the consignment shop, Once Around the Block, located there. First-time retail owner Stephanie Melito was forced to close her shop on Nov. 17 with racks fully stocked and shoes neatly placed on shelves after opening in March. She was aiming to close in mid-Dec., but sales […]

by · December 3, 2014 · Front Page, News, Top Stories
For Semester Breaks, Some Students Remain Without a Home

For Semester Breaks, Some Students Remain Without a Home

By Brittany Gallacher College students often refer to their school as a home away from home, but for some it is their only residence option.  Since MCLA does not offer on-campus housing for the entirety of the semester break, students must find a place to stay if they do not have a supportive living environment outside of school. “We do […]

by · December 3, 2014 · Front Page, News, Top Stories
Photo by Osakpolo Igiede.

$100 Raised at STAGE Auction for Local Center

By Isabel McKenzie The first ever Students Taking Action for Gender Equality (STAGE) Leadership Auction raised a donation of $100 for the Elizabeth Freeman Center, and connected students and student leaders on campus. At the event, students auctioned off skills or talents at a starting bid of one dollar. Each person auctioned offered a unique flavor of expertise to the […]

by · December 3, 2014 · Front Page, News, Slideshow, Top Stories
Tyler Bacon.

Alabama Remains Atop CFB Rankings

By Tyler Bacon 1. Alabama Crimson Tide (11-1, 7-1 SEC) Alabama had already locked up a spot in the SEC title game before kickoff, but the Crimson Tide still had to look impressive in the Iron Bowl to remain in the good graces of the selection committee. Scoring 28 points in less than a quarter of play in the second […]

by · December 3, 2014 · Sports, Sports Front Page
Women’s Basketball off to Hot Start

Women’s Basketball off to Hot Start

By Jesse Collings The Women’s basketball team has already nearly equaled its win total from last season, going 3-1 to start this season. The women earned two more victories over the last two weeks, defeating Fisher College on the road Nov. 22, and thumping Becker College at home on Monday, Nov. 24. MCLA traveled to Fisher College last week and […]

by · December 3, 2014 · Sports, Sports Front Page