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  • By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney   Taking on a new lifestyle of eating well and exercising doesn’t always have to be a dramatic change in one’s life. There are plenty of things you can sneak into your daily routine without realizing that, slowly, you’re bettering your body and mind. Some examples of...

    It is the little things that count

    By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney   Taking on a new lifestyle of eating well and exercising doesn’t always have to be a dramatic change in one’s life. There are plenty of things you can sneak into your daily routine without realizing that, slowly, you’re bettering your body and mind. Some examples of…

  • By Nick Arena   Recently, Sony unveiled its plans to unleash “Project Morpheus,” another attempt to step into the world of virtual reality in video gaming. I like video games as much as the next guy, and I am looking forward to seeing what Sony can do with this, but...

    Disconnected

    By Nick Arena   Recently, Sony unveiled its plans to unleash “Project Morpheus,” another attempt to step into the world of virtual reality in video gaming. I like video games as much as the next guy, and I am looking forward to seeing what Sony can do with this, but…

  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) astronauts Catherine “Cady” Coleman, Ph.D., and Daniel C. Burbank will combine a musical performance with a presentation on living and working in space at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation on Thursday, March 27, at 5:30 p.m. This...

    NASA astronauts to perform “STEAM”

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) astronauts Catherine “Cady” Coleman, Ph.D., and Daniel C. Burbank will combine a musical performance with a presentation on living and working in space at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation on Thursday, March 27, at 5:30 p.m. This…

  • By Gabriel Kogel   Gloria Steinem, the renowned feminist author, was asked her contribution to the Women’s Movement Tuesday. She responded that, “it’s not for me to say, what is for me to do is always draw attention to the fact that it’s a huge, diverse, movement.” Steinem spoke at...

    Standing in defense of feminism

    By Gabriel Kogel   Gloria Steinem, the renowned feminist author, was asked her contribution to the Women’s Movement Tuesday. She responded that, “it’s not for me to say, what is for me to do is always draw attention to the fact that it’s a huge, diverse, movement.” Steinem spoke at…

  • By Caitlin O’Neill   MCLA students may have been slightly bewildered on their way to lunch Monday, Feb. 24  when they were greeted in the Marketplace by a large, anthropomorphic plastic water bottle. But Bottle Bill became quite the celebrity, and many students had their picture taken with him. Bottle...

    Students speak up for Bottle Bill

    By Caitlin O’Neill   MCLA students may have been slightly bewildered on their way to lunch Monday, Feb. 24  when they were greeted in the Marketplace by a large, anthropomorphic plastic water bottle. But Bottle Bill became quite the celebrity, and many students had their picture taken with him. Bottle…

  • By Nick Swanson   Eighteen students will travel to Central America over Spring Break to volunteer at a Belize primary school and view the culture from a personal standpoint. Spencer Moser, coordinator of the Center for Service and Citizenship, and Mathematics Professor Elizabeth Hartung, will lead the trip. “Through intercultural...

    Students prepare for service-learning trip

    By Nick Swanson   Eighteen students will travel to Central America over Spring Break to volunteer at a Belize primary school and view the culture from a personal standpoint. Spencer Moser, coordinator of the Center for Service and Citizenship, and Mathematics Professor Elizabeth Hartung, will lead the trip. “Through intercultural…

  • By Jess Gamari   Club budgets were approved on Monday night. Of the 41 clubs recognized by SGA, 35 funds were cut, 4 clubs budgets saw an increase, and two new clubs have been created since the last fiscal year. Information from the 2014 and 2015 fiscal year budget presentaions....

    SGA Budgets confirmed, funding cut for 35 clubs

    By Jess Gamari   Club budgets were approved on Monday night. Of the 41 clubs recognized by SGA, 35 funds were cut, 4 clubs budgets saw an increase, and two new clubs have been created since the last fiscal year. Information from the 2014 and 2015 fiscal year budget presentaions….

  • By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney   Students who heard about her arrival couldn’t wait to say ‘hello,’ while at the airport in Puerto Rico, Stephanie Rosa said ‘goodbye’ to her parents. Her destination: North Adams. The campus welcomed its first national exchange student this semester from Puerto Rico. Rosa stands around 5’2”...

    From Puerto Rico to North Adams with ease

    By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney   Students who heard about her arrival couldn’t wait to say ‘hello,’ while at the airport in Puerto Rico, Stephanie Rosa said ‘goodbye’ to her parents. Her destination: North Adams. The campus welcomed its first national exchange student this semester from Puerto Rico. Rosa stands around 5’2”…

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  • By Alexander Moore   Spires literary magazine is aiming to revamp its print publication and stake its own claim on the web this semester. “We want [the magazine] to be as physically beautiful as the work it contains,” Kaylie Sweet, co-editor-in-chief, said. “In past years, the focus was on what...

    Spires updates to utilize more vivid media outlets

    By Alexander Moore   Spires literary magazine is aiming to revamp its print publication and stake its own claim on the web this semester. “We want [the magazine] to be as physically beautiful as the work it contains,” Kaylie Sweet, co-editor-in-chief, said. “In past years, the focus was on what…

  • Review by Shannen Adamites   Very rarely do you get to experience a  barebones, one-person folk band stringing together a slew of classical pieces with whimsical theatrics, a no-frills, low-fi garage punk band with an edgy touch, and a hazy, atmospheric dream pop duo with shimmering vocals and guitars, all...

    The Parlor Café hosts strikingly eclectic concert

    Review by Shannen Adamites   Very rarely do you get to experience a  barebones, one-person folk band stringing together a slew of classical pieces with whimsical theatrics, a no-frills, low-fi garage punk band with an edgy touch, and a hazy, atmospheric dream pop duo with shimmering vocals and guitars, all…

  • Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, Mass., under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, will present a staged reading of “Dancing Lessons,” the new romantic comedy by playwright Mark St. Germain, on March 8 at 7 p.m. at the Church...

    Barrington Stage Company to host staged reading

    Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, Mass., under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, will present a staged reading of “Dancing Lessons,” the new romantic comedy by playwright Mark St. Germain, on March 8 at 7 p.m. at the Church…

  • By Jenna O’Connor   Harlequin, the College’s musical theater club, will present their annual full-scale production, Robert Lopez’s, Jeff Witty’s, and Jeff Marx’s Tony award winning musical, “Avenue Q,” the week after spring break. The show goes up Wednesday, March 19 and continues through Saturday, March 21 at 8:00 p.m....

    Harlequin prepares to present “Avenue Q” after spring break

    By Jenna O’Connor   Harlequin, the College’s musical theater club, will present their annual full-scale production, Robert Lopez’s, Jeff Witty’s, and Jeff Marx’s Tony award winning musical, “Avenue Q,” the week after spring break. The show goes up Wednesday, March 19 and continues through Saturday, March 21 at 8:00 p.m….

  • By Shannen Adamites   We are living in increasingly more progressive times. Every day, more people become aware of important social issues and become more conscious of individuals who may not necessarily fit in to mainstream society’s rigorous standards and expectations. While we have come a long way, we still...

    Representation matters

    By Shannen Adamites   We are living in increasingly more progressive times. Every day, more people become aware of important social issues and become more conscious of individuals who may not necessarily fit in to mainstream society’s rigorous standards and expectations. While we have come a long way, we still…

  • Review by Raanan Sarid-Segal   There is something rotten at the core of “Oscar and Felix,” the supposed update of the classic comedy “The Odd Couple.” And it can be boiled down to one fact: There is nothing modern about this version, only the basic trappings of modernity. In fact,...

    “Oscar and Felix” is well designed, but poorly written

    Review by Raanan Sarid-Segal   There is something rotten at the core of “Oscar and Felix,” the supposed update of the classic comedy “The Odd Couple.” And it can be boiled down to one fact: There is nothing modern about this version, only the basic trappings of modernity. In fact,…

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