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  • The Fine and Performing Arts (FPA) department is presenting an Edwardian rendition of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night on Nov. 20, 21, 22, and 23 at 8 p.m., with a matinee on Nov. 23 at 2:00 and a symposium discussing Shakespeare in performance preceding the matinee performance at 12:30 p.m. ‘Twelfth...

    Main Stage’s ‘Twelfth Night’ takes an Edwardian twist

    The Fine and Performing Arts (FPA) department is presenting an Edwardian rendition of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night on Nov. 20, 21, 22, and 23 at 8 p.m., with a matinee on Nov. 23 at 2:00 and a symposium discussing Shakespeare in performance preceding the matinee performance at 12:30 p.m. ‘Twelfth…

  • By Hannah Sterrs   If you want to find Ben Mancino, just look for a camera and a wide smile. Ben Mancino, a senior arts management major, has been capturing the lives of students at the College from the minute he stepped onto the campus. Hailing from North Greenbush, N.Y.,...

    Aiming to master nature photography

    By Hannah Sterrs   If you want to find Ben Mancino, just look for a camera and a wide smile. Ben Mancino, a senior arts management major, has been capturing the lives of students at the College from the minute he stepped onto the campus. Hailing from North Greenbush, N.Y.,…

  • Grassroots Activist and Environmentalist Marion Stoddart will be coming to MCLA as a part of the Elizabeth and Lawrence Vadnais Environmental Issues Lecture series. The event will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. in Murdock 218. The event is open to the public. “I had the privelage...

    Environmentalist Marion Stoddart to speak to College about local issues next week

    Grassroots Activist and Environmentalist Marion Stoddart will be coming to MCLA as a part of the Elizabeth and Lawrence Vadnais Environmental Issues Lecture series. The event will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. in Murdock 218. The event is open to the public. “I had the privelage…

  • By Jess Gamari   Let your taste buds savor a taste of “a new, rare and beautiful culture,” this Saturday in Venable gym from 7-9 p.m. Enjoy four to five traditional Cape Verdean dishes along with desserts for $2 at Nos Cultura, the third cultural night sponsored by the Cape...

    Nos Cultura potluck

    By Jess Gamari   Let your taste buds savor a taste of “a new, rare and beautiful culture,” this Saturday in Venable gym from 7-9 p.m. Enjoy four to five traditional Cape Verdean dishes along with desserts for $2 at Nos Cultura, the third cultural night sponsored by the Cape…

  • New retail manager of Aramark Jerel Dydowicz and director of Aramark John Kozik have worked with Aramark to implement new food services that accommodate different customer needs in the Centennial Room and around campus. Some students have reacted positively. “I think Aramark has gotten a lot better. The choices of...

    New ARAMARK accommodations

    New retail manager of Aramark Jerel Dydowicz and director of Aramark John Kozik have worked with Aramark to implement new food services that accommodate different customer needs in the Centennial Room and around campus. Some students have reacted positively. “I think Aramark has gotten a lot better. The choices of…

  • MCLA will pilot one of four new leadership assessment courses for the Massachusetts Department of Education (DOE) this winter. According to the DOE’s website, this assessment looks at the effectiveness of people entering the upper tiers of the education world. This is particularly the case with principals and superintendants as...

    College to pilot new assessment

    MCLA will pilot one of four new leadership assessment courses for the Massachusetts Department of Education (DOE) this winter. According to the DOE’s website, this assessment looks at the effectiveness of people entering the upper tiers of the education world. This is particularly the case with principals and superintendants as…

  • The Church Street Center filled with students and community members on Sunday to welcome jazz trombonist Craig Harris and his performance “50 Years After the Fire.” Harris performed with his band Nation of Imagination, which featured Carla Cooke on vocals, Gene Torres on bass, Yoithi Uzeki on keyboard, and Tony...

    ‘50 Years’ energetically reflects on social movements

    The Church Street Center filled with students and community members on Sunday to welcome jazz trombonist Craig Harris and his performance “50 Years After the Fire.” Harris performed with his band Nation of Imagination, which featured Carla Cooke on vocals, Gene Torres on bass, Yoithi Uzeki on keyboard, and Tony…

  • Raanan Sarid-Segal   “Thor: The Dark World” is another of this year’s examples of a fun and effective superhero film which takes advantage of what a superhero movie really is—silly. Superheroes are, by nature, larger-than-life placeholders for ideas. This means that, though good stories can be told with them, they...

    ‘Thor’ sequel is a fun, action-packed superhero film

    Raanan Sarid-Segal   “Thor: The Dark World” is another of this year’s examples of a fun and effective superhero film which takes advantage of what a superhero movie really is—silly. Superheroes are, by nature, larger-than-life placeholders for ideas. This means that, though good stories can be told with them, they…

  • By Rachel Fitterman   Spires, the College’s literary journal, is hosting a poetry, prose, and visual art contest for students. Cash prizes will be awarded to three winners in each category, and first place winners will receive automatic publication in this year’s edition of Spires. Submissions are due to mclaspires@gmail.com...

    Spires holds creative contest

    By Rachel Fitterman   Spires, the College’s literary journal, is hosting a poetry, prose, and visual art contest for students. Cash prizes will be awarded to three winners in each category, and first place winners will receive automatic publication in this year’s edition of Spires. Submissions are due to mclaspires@gmail.com…

  • The winter season for the Trailblazers is coming up. After a fall season of tennis, volleyball, Men’s and Women’s Soccer, Men’s and Women’s Cross Country and golf, there is a simple focus on only Men’s and Women’s Basketball. Hockey is obviously too expensive for some schools to fund: ice time...

    Bears wrestle alone

    The winter season for the Trailblazers is coming up. After a fall season of tennis, volleyball, Men’s and Women’s Soccer, Men’s and Women’s Cross Country and golf, there is a simple focus on only Men’s and Women’s Basketball. Hockey is obviously too expensive for some schools to fund: ice time…

  • Trailblazer freshman from Belchertown, Mass., Natalie Caney has been in the spotlight this semester.  Caney was named by league officers as the 2013 Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year. “My expectations are certainly high,” Caney said. “I always strive to be the best and that will all...

    Caney stuns the Conference

    Trailblazer freshman from Belchertown, Mass., Natalie Caney has been in the spotlight this semester.  Caney was named by league officers as the 2013 Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year. “My expectations are certainly high,” Caney said. “I always strive to be the best and that will all…

  • By Jesse Collings   The Men’s Cross Country team competed in ECAC New England Championships on Saturday, finishing 39th overall. The meet was held in Bristol, R.I. and featured 46 schools. Rival Williams College won the meet. Williams runners paced the meet with an average time of 26:02. MCLA was...

    Men XC competes in ECAC Championships

    By Jesse Collings   The Men’s Cross Country team competed in ECAC New England Championships on Saturday, finishing 39th overall. The meet was held in Bristol, R.I. and featured 46 schools. Rival Williams College won the meet. Williams runners paced the meet with an average time of 26:02. MCLA was…

  • With the preseason polls released, Women’s Basketball is selected to finish 7th in the MASCAC. Coming off a tough season, the team plans to outplay the preseason poll position. “The goals of this season are to keep a positive attitude no matter the outcomes, win MASCACs and just have fun...

    Women’s Basketball tips off at Keene

    With the preseason polls released, Women’s Basketball is selected to finish 7th in the MASCAC. Coming off a tough season, the team plans to outplay the preseason poll position. “The goals of this season are to keep a positive attitude no matter the outcomes, win MASCACs and just have fun…

  • Head over to The Parlor Café this Saturday night at 8 p.m. and check out “Hiphop 4 Canned Food,” a hiphop performance and rap battle between MCLA alumni Paradox (Stu Fransman) and local talent TeknickleFlow (Max Braun) as well as follow-up performances by the battle artists.  The event will be...

    Hiphop battle to benefit hunger

    Head over to The Parlor Café this Saturday night at 8 p.m. and check out “Hiphop 4 Canned Food,” a hiphop performance and rap battle between MCLA alumni Paradox (Stu Fransman) and local talent TeknickleFlow (Max Braun) as well as follow-up performances by the battle artists.  The event will be…

  • By Jesse Collings   The volleyball team ended its post-season bout after falling to Bridgewater State in the quarter-finals of the MASCAC tournament Wednesday Nov. 5. Bridgewater played extremely well at home, sweeping the Trailblazers in three straight sets to advance to the semi-finals. The Bears took the first set...

    Volleyball team finishes up for the season

    By Jesse Collings   The volleyball team ended its post-season bout after falling to Bridgewater State in the quarter-finals of the MASCAC tournament Wednesday Nov. 5. Bridgewater played extremely well at home, sweeping the Trailblazers in three straight sets to advance to the semi-finals. The Bears took the first set…

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