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The facilities building will officially open after a
ribbon cutting.

Facilities building to open tomorrow

By Alexander Moore   A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at the new facilities building on Ashland St., and the 48 members of the staff will move into the building at the start of May. Director of facilities Charles Kimberling said the new building will keep the staff in one place, rather than scattered around campus. According to Vice President […]

by · April 16, 2014 · News
Student Emily Meidenbauer has
focused on writing since the third

The rewards and risks of self-publishing

By Brittany Gallacher     Emily Meidenbauer sits at the rounded tabled of suite four in Berkshire Towers. Open books surround her as she types furiously on her Dell laptop, fingers clacking against the keys at lightning speed. The green sleeves of her cardigan are rolled up in a business-like fashion, and her thick, black-framed glasses slip down her nose […]

by · April 16, 2014 · News
The second installment of Spring 2012’s succesful street festival
Rock the Block will hit Main Street on Sunday May 4.

Rock the Block returns in May

By Rachel Fitterman   The advanced performing arts management (PAM) class will present “Rock the Block 2.0” downtown on Sunday, May 4. The event is a continuation of 2012’s successful “Rock the Block” street festival. Main Street will be blocked off from 2-8 p.m. for food vendors, campus club booths and live music, including the headliner Barely Alive, an electronic […]

by · April 16, 2014 · A&E
Frank sits on a bench announcing the end of the world during
MCLA Presents! “The Pigeoning.”

“The Pigeoning” creatively illustrates social uncertainty

By Jenna O’Connor   Robin Frohardt’s The Pigeoning proved to be an unexpectedly well-performed and thought-provoking piece of performance art. With highly skilled pupeteering and an intriguing concept, MCLA Presents! featured a dark and dream like approach to the traditional puppet show at the North Adams Puppet Lab. “[The main character] Frank is an office worker living in New York […]

by · April 16, 2014 · A&E
Taylor Krowitz looks to return a serve during Sunday’s game against

Tennis gains momentum as season rolls along

By Kaleigh Anderson   The MCLA Men’s Tennis team defeated Johnson State College 6-3 in NAC tennis action.  With the win, the Trailblazers earned their first NAC win of the season. Freshman Rob Wabshinak, junior Taylor Krowitz, and freshman Jeff Mason all earned a pair of points in the win.  Wabshinak and Krowitz flourished in the top two singles slots,  […]

by · April 16, 2014 · Sports
Sports helped a city heal

Sports helped a city heal

By Jesse Collings   People who do not really watch or follow sports will sometimes find it hard to understand why those who do, choose to watch someone play a sport when they could easily just play it themselves. What those people don’t understand is that sports are something that gives us a great amount of emotional stimulation, and there […]

by · April 16, 2014 · Opinion
MCLA senior Taylor Dunn led the team with a score of
81 during the Cobbleskill Invitational.

Golf competes in spring tournaments

By Jesse Collings   The MCLA golf team began it’s spring season with two tournaments over the last week. MCLA traveled to New York to compete in the Cobbleskill Invitational on Friday, and competed in the MASCAC Tournament over in Sutton, Mass. In the Cobbleskill tournament, MCLA as a team shot a combined 361, good enough for third place in […]

by · April 16, 2014 · Sports
MCLA’s Ben Alibozek alludes a would-be Framingham State tackler during the
game Sunday.

Rugby opens up season with a win

The Rugby club was in action for the first time this semester, taking on Framingham State on Sunday. The Trailblazers came away with a victory, as they defeated the visiting Rams, 37-30. MCLA was led by JJ Kolis and Dominick Cooper who each scored twice for the Trailblazers. Ben Alibozek, Mike Malone and Chris McMahon also scored for MCLA. Kelly […]

by · April 16, 2014 · Sports
Trailblazer pitcher Robert Jutras rears back and delivers a pitch against Framingham State. Jutras allowed four hits over 6 2/3rd
innings and was charged with only two earned runs.

Baseball snaps losing skid

By Kelsey Marini   The baseball team had their first two home double-headers of the season this past Sunday and Monday. Unfortunately, The Trailblazers were not able to hold their own against Framingham State on Sunday April 13, losing both games. The men were able to split with Westfield State on Monday, winning one game in their double-header. The team […]

by · April 16, 2014 · Slideshow, Sports
MCLA chooses the mountain lion as its official mascot.

Softball battles through weather

By James Hunter   Due to weather conditions, the Trailblazers were forced to play at their neighbor,  Williams College’s athletics complex, hosting Framingham State University this past weekend.  MCLA won the first game 5-2 before dropping the second game, 4-0 Rachel Quackenbush was on the mound for the Trailblazers Sunday, and  Framingham State jumped on her early in the first […]

by · April 16, 2014 · Sports
Finding your niche

Finding your niche

By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney   Grunting, sweating athletes in the gym can sometimes make beginners uncomfortable and intimidated by not knowing what to do. But just because you don’t know how to work out, you don’t have to push idea aside on a rainy day to-do list. One way to get moving is to plan a schedule with reminders about exercise. […]

by · April 16, 2014 · Opinion
NBCC seeks funds for lip dub video

NBCC seeks funds for lip dub video

By Jess Gamari   The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition has created a kick-starter fund for a community wide lip dub music video project. Annie Rodgers, who works for Coalition, spoke to SGA on Monday night. Among other projects, the Coalition is devoted to working on neighborhood and community development. In a lip dub music video, various locations are filmed with […]

by · April 16, 2014 · Front Page, News
Earth Week Calendar

Earth Week Calendar

By Gabriel Kogel   22nd: For Earth Day, the Environuts will be tabling in the Amsler Campus Center starting at 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p. m. The group will be selling various types of greenhouse grown small plants for a dollar each, to raise awareness of green living and sustainability on campus and in the larger community. Proceeds raised will […]

by · April 16, 2014 · News
Scholarship established for  students affected by NARH

Scholarship established for students affected by NARH

The College has announced that MountainOne Financial has donated $25,000 to establish a scholarship aid fund at the College to assist promising students whose family’s financial resources have been negatively affected by the recent closure of North Adams Regional Hospital (NARH). “We are grateful to MountainOne for their generous donation to provide financial help for students affected by the hospital’s […]

by · April 16, 2014 · News
Nicholas Arena, Managing Editor.

The deadly sin that is pride

By Nick Arena   What would the anniversary of the Boston bombing be without a bomb hoax to get us all riled up? A Boston man has been arrested for allegedly telling police he was holding a backpack containing a rice cooker. Normally a rice cooker wouldn’t seem too threatening, but given the bombs that the Tsarnaev’s fashioned were from […]

by · April 16, 2014 · Opinion