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Women’s Soccer Falls in Playoffs to Framingham

Women’s Soccer Falls in Playoffs to Framingham

By Jesse Collings The Women’s Soccer team battled the elements as well as their opponents on Saturday, and earned a hard fought victory, defeating Massachusetts Maritime 1-0. The win secured a playoff spot for the Traiblazers, who finished the regular season with a record of 5-11-1 overall, and 2-5 in MASCAC play. The game was on a cold, raw day […]

by · November 5, 2014 · Sports, Sports Front Page
Brady Leads NFL Midseason Awards

Brady Leads NFL Midseason Awards

By Jesse Collings MVP: Tom Brady Quite simply, nobody has done more with less this season. A slew of good quarterbacks – Peyton Manning, Andrew Luck, Phillip Rivers, Aaron Rodgers, and Ben Roethlisberger – have all had very good seasons, but none have been as good as Brady, considering the lack of talent around him. Brady has been blessed with […]

by · November 5, 2014 · Sports, Sports Front Page
Volleyball Battles with Bridgewater State

Volleyball Battles with Bridgewater State

By Jesse Collings The Volleyball team traveled to Bridgewater State on Saturday to compete in their final regular game of the season. Bridgewater won a hotly contested first set, and then rolled over the Trailblazers in the next two sets to win the game 3-0. MCLA finished the regular season with a record of 15-12 overall, and 2-4 in conference […]

by · November 5, 2014 · Sports, Sports Front Page
Men’s Soccer Advances to Semi Finals

Men’s Soccer Advances to Semi Finals

By Tyler Bacon The MCLA Trailblazers scored a pair of second half goals to defeat Framingham State University Rams 2-0 in the quarterfinals of the MASCAC Men’s Soccer Championship Tournament. With the victory, the Blazers improve to 7-7-3 on the year and advance to the semifinal round of the Men’s Soccer Championships. MCLA will travel to Bridgewater State University tomorrow […]

by · November 5, 2014 · Sports, Sports Front Page
‘Nightcrawler’ Chills and Thrills

‘Nightcrawler’ Chills and Thrills

By Nicole L’Etoile The newly released film “Nightcrawler” is, put simply, wildly intense and chilling.  The film has all the good elements of a drama or thriller, including suspense, character development, and jump scares. This film focuses on Louis Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal), a man living in LA who is desperate for a job and stumbles across crime journalism, listening in […]

by · November 5, 2014 · A&E
G51 Exhibit Explores Human-Nature Relationship

G51 Exhibit Explores Human-Nature Relationship

By Rachel Fitterman The new Gallery 51 exhibit “Water & Earth: Protecting Fragile Ecosystems” presents an interesting commentary on the preservation of the environment. From handmade and nature-found materials to recycling everyday objects, the pieces featured in this exhibit reinvent the definition of natural and eco-friendly. Sarah Sutro’s “Restless Landscape #4” is painted with natural ink, and it shows in […]

by · November 5, 2014 · A&E
SPIRES Holds Fall Foliage Contest

SPIRES Holds Fall Foliage Contest

By Christopher Johnson North Adams, Mass.—Faculty adviser Zack Finch and co-editor Ama Bemma Adwetewa-Badu of SPIRES show great enthusiasm for the ongoing second Fall Foliage Contest. After members of SPIRES select the best works anonymously, the first place work will be published in the magazine in the spring, with cash prizes for placing. According to Finch, the contest is meant […]

by · November 5, 2014 · A&E
Photo taken by Osakpolo Igiede.

Harlequin Celebrates Musical Theatre at Revue

By Rachel Fitterman Harlequin brought an energetic night of song and dance to their twelfth annual Revue on Friday, Oct. 31 and Saturday, Nov. 1. Performances ranged from touching to triumphant, and many had the audiences out of their seats and hollering. Noticeable standouts included “It’s A Hard-Knock Life” from popular musical “Annie,” directed by sophomore Erin D’Entremont. The large […]

by · November 5, 2014 · A&E, Slideshow
Photo taken by Holly Johnston.

Iceland Airwaves

By Holly Johnston I sat in my room staring at my packed suitcase. I’d had a permanent smile on my face for days. I’d be leaving tomorrow for Iceland.  I opened my desk drawer and took my plane ticket out. I thought double checking my plane’s departure time would be a good idea. My eyes ran down the ticket. Before […]

NATA Grants Athletics $2,400 for Multicultural Diversity

NATA Grants Athletics $2,400 for Multicultural Diversity

By Juanita Doss MCLA’s athletic training program is looking to attract and expand applications from multicultural students after receiving The National Athletic Training Association (NATA) Ethnic Diversity Enhancement grant for $2,400. Biology Professor and Athletic Training Director Peter Hoyt said the athletic training program will jump on board with the current multicultural overnight program, which is sponsored by the Admissions […]

by · October 29, 2014 · Front Page, News, Slideshow, Top Stories
ISIS’s Strategies Explained by Hinds

ISIS’s Strategies Explained by Hinds

By Isabel McKenzie The Adam Hinds lecture and discussion on ISIS presented what the rise of individualism means to the organization and how to approach 21st century threats in this modern world. Hinds highlighted the inter-connectivity of the world today and questioned “how we are taking on foreign affairs and [if those ways are] sufficient to deal with the fact […]

by · October 29, 2014 · Front Page, News, Top Stories
Photo from MCLA Website.

Vadnais Lecture to Host Dean’s Beans Founder

By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney CEO and Founder of Dean’s Beans Organic Coffee Company, Dean Cycon, will speak on Wednesday, Nov. 5 honoring the annual Elizabeth and Lawrence Vadnais Environmental Issues Lecture Series. Cycon visited the college last spring to speak at the Green Living series seminar about his sustainable business being used as a “Vehicle for Social Change.” “He was most […]

by · October 29, 2014 · Front Page, News, Top Stories
Image taken from Charlie Baker's campaign website.

Baker Focuses on Jobs, Healthcare, Reforming Tax Code

By Isabel McKenzie Republican Charlie Baker’s campaign for governor centers on issues of economic growth and jobs, education, safer and stronger communities, health care, and trust in the state government for the people of Massachusetts. Baker hopes to expand economic and career opportunities within the Commonwealth by focusing on growing small businesses through a series of economic initiatives. These initiatives […]

by · October 29, 2014 · Front Page, News, Top Stories
Coakley Stresses Education, Environment

Coakley Stresses Education, Environment

By Meg Gugarty Attorney General Martha Coakley emphasizes education, environmental progress, economic growth, and equal opportunity in her bid for governor. Coakley’s proposals for students include a $100 million competitive grant program for collaboration between high schools, colleges, and businesses. “Over the course of this campaign, Martha has emphasized the importance of a world-class education for all,” said Bonnie McGilpin, […]

by · October 29, 2014 · Extras, Features, News, Online Exclusive
Photo by Makayla-Courtney McGeeney.

Students Teach STEM to Local K-7 Graders

By Idalis Foster MCLA, Williams College, and North Adams Public Schools are working together in a new STEM related program called Teaching-to-Learn. The program brings undergraduate students from both colleges into elementary schools to teach science and is funded by the National Science Foundation. The institutions have been brainstorming this idea separately for a while before coming together to create […]

by · October 29, 2014 · Front Page, News, Slideshow, Top Stories