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Photo by Agnella Gross.

Plastic Becomes Art at Mass MoCA

By Nicole L’Etoile Lee Boroson’s exhibit “Plastic Fantastic” opened Oct. 11 in MASS MoCA, in the room which previously housed the popular exhibit “The Phoenix.” This exhibit is made of several parts, all involving different forms of plastic.  Upon walking into the first installation of the exhibit, visitors will see floor-to-ceiling strings of rope all over the room with sphere-like […]

by · October 22, 2014 · A&E, Slideshow
‘Watershed’ is Elegant, Intense

‘Watershed’ is Elegant, Intense

By Nicole L’Etoile MASS MoCA and Jacob’s Pillow presented dance piece Abraham.In.Motion this past weekend.  This specific performance was titled The Watershed. Nine dancers, including choreographer Kyle Abraham, performed in The Watershed, which was created to commemorate the 150 years since Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation and the 20 years since the abolishment of apartheid in South Africa. Before the performance […]

by · October 22, 2014 · A&E
‘Not Enough’ for Pop Punk Fans

‘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 English/Communications, runs a 91.1 FM WJJW radio show titled “Not […]

by · October 22, 2014 · A&E
Gros to Perform Versatile Jazz

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 perform at 8 p.m. in the Hunter Center. “I love […]

by · October 22, 2014 · A&E
Photo taken by Agnella Gross.

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 an estimated 232,030 cases of invasive breast cancer will be […]

by · October 15, 2014 · Front Page, News, Top Stories
UN Member to Speak on ISIS

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 Fund. Hinds has contributed to international efforts to resolve territorial […]

by · October 15, 2014 · Front Page, News, Top Stories
Photo taken by Osakpolo Igiede.

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 said. Luma’s functioned not only as a coffee shop, but […]

by · October 15, 2014 · Front Page, News, Top Stories
Sexual Assault Added to Annual Clery Report

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 there are three new categories added that include domestic violence, […]

by · October 15, 2014 · Front Page, News, Top Stories
$31,000 to Benefit Scholarships

$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 seniors in high school who wish to register for classes […]

by · October 15, 2014 · News
Photo taken by Agnella Gross.

‘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 number of a 24 hour Suicide Prevention telephone line were […]

by · October 15, 2014 · Front Page, News, Top Stories
Photo taken by Nick Arena.

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 about the dangers of reporting in Pakistan and the differences […]

by · October 15, 2014 · Front Page, News, Slideshow, Top Stories

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 news on the front page. These papers were removed from […]

by · October 15, 2014 · Features, Front Page, News, Opinion, Slideshow, Top Stories
Women’s Tennis Comes to an End

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 a 7-7 record overall and a record of 4-2 in […]

by · October 15, 2014 · Sports, Sports Front Page
Women’s Soccer Drops Key MASCAC Game

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 improved to 8-4 overall and 3-1 in conference play. The […]

by · October 15, 2014 · Sports, Sports Front Page
Volleyball Sweeps Doubleheader

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 undefeated. The Trailblazers sunk Maritime in the opening game, sweeping […]

by · October 15, 2014 · Sports, Sports Front Page