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Positive Sports

Positive Sports

By Jesse Collings For anyone who doesn’t like sports, the appeal of athletics can be dismissed by simply saying that sports put an unnecessary strain on an individual’s life. Watching football can be really fun and exciting, but it isn’t necessarily a relaxing experience. Oftentimes, especially after my team loses, I would rather do anything than follow sports over the […]

by · October 15, 2014 · Sports, Sports Front Page
Scholarship Benefits Local Young Dancer

Scholarship Benefits Local Young Dancer

By Rachel Fitterman Dance Company has always been dedicated to giving back to the community, and they were pleasantly surprised to receive a handwritten thank-you card after giving out two scholarships to young students at the Berkshire Dance Theatre (BDT). 11-year-old Chloe Stitcher, of Bennington, Vt., a student at BDT, sent the note after being chosen as a recipient. According […]

by · October 15, 2014 · A&E
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‘Motherf**ker’ is Dynamic, Dark

By Christopher Johnson North Adams, Mass.—The most notable quality of the performances in “Motherf***er with the Hat,” directed by Sara Katzoff, was the vehemence captured in so many of the characters’ relations to each other, a kind of anger or faux, friendly anger that seems appropriate for any number of tempests that go around in the heads of those in […]

by · October 15, 2014 · A&E, Front Page, Slideshow, Top Stories
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Forging Friendship through Shakespeare

By Rachel Fitterman “The play’s the thing!” as the famous Danish prince once said, and Yorick has found this to be exponentially true as they forge friendship and community through theatre. “We found our family here,” vice president and senior Jake Bonenfant said. “It was the most welcoming environment,” treasurer Lance Ruggiero, also a senior, added. Bonenfant and Ruggerio both […]

by · October 15, 2014 · A&E, Slideshow
Abraham.In.Motion comes to Mass MoCA

Abraham.In.Motion comes to Mass MoCA

By Nicole L’Etoile This upcoming Saturday and Sunday, MASS MoCA will be hosting choreographer Kyle Abraham’s dance performance titled “The Watershed,” which is part of Abraham.In.Motion, described by the official MASS MoCA press release as “a signature blend of postmodern traditions, urban influences, and classical form [that] delivers meaning and message through excitingly original dancing.” It is a collection of […]

by · October 15, 2014 · A&E
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Equality Issues in the NFL

By Nick Arena Last week’s game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the New England Patriots has sparked yet another controversial conversation in the NFL. On Sept. 29, the Chiefs took down the Patriots with a score of 41 – 14, which is depressing enough as is for any Pats fan. During the game, Hussain Abdullah, a safety for the […]

by · October 8, 2014 · Opinion
Liquid Courage

Liquid Courage

By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney For some students, the weekend starts on Thursday, but for others, it may begin late afternoon Friday. What’s one of the first things that come to mind at the start of a relieving weekend? Beers, shots, parties, funneling, shot-gunning, or any way to get drunk quickly. Of course your college years are the best time to experiment […]

by · October 8, 2014 · Opinion
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Student Arrested for Bomb Threat

By Nick Arena An arrest has been made for the bomb threat that occurred on Monday morning. Senior Jarret Ferriter was arraigned on Tuesday in Northern Berkshire District Court for an alleged connection to the threat. “It was linked back [to Ferriter] through witness who were in the area of the townhouses who saw him, and subsequently he was interviewed […]

by · October 8, 2014 · Front Page, News, Slideshow, Top Stories
Two Students Arrested in Drug Bust on Campus

Two Students Arrested in Drug Bust on Campus

By Nick Arena Two students were arrested on drug charges early Monday morning, shortly before the bomb threats were called in. Juniors William Boos and Korey Scott were arrested as a part of a coordinated investigation, according to Michael Cozzaglio, director of the North Adams Police Department (NAPD). “This was a cooperative effort between the campus police department, the North […]

by · October 8, 2014 · Front Page, News, Top Stories
Sexual Assault Reported Sunday

Sexual Assault Reported Sunday

Makayla-Courtney McGeeney A sexual assault case that occurred near the college was reported at 12:30 a.m. on Sunday. According to the report, the incident had occurred within the previous 24 to 72 hours. The Crime and Safety report that was shared by Public Safety Director Joseph Charon said the assault did not take place on campus, and does not specify […]

by · October 8, 2014 · Front Page, News, Top Stories
Middle East Residents Deserve to Chart Own Future, Professor Says

Middle East Residents Deserve to Chart Own Future, Professor Says

By Isabel McKenzie Antrhopology professor Sumi Colligan interacted with diverse groups of people and learned much about the Middle East during a faculty development seminar in August. Colligan traveled to Anman, Jordan for the seminar, during a critical time period in the Middle East. Israel had just invaded Gaza, Syrians were taking refuge in Jordan, and the US started bombing […]

by · October 8, 2014 · Features, News
SGA to Improve Smoking Policy

SGA to Improve Smoking Policy

By Nick Swanson Smoking Policy Members of the Student Government Association (SGA) are working with administration to make improvements to the smoking policy. The smoking policy was instituted this semester, which restricts anyone from smoking in places that are not designated smoking areas. “It’s important that we (SGA) broadcast and speak up to those not following the rule,” SGA treasurer […]

by · October 8, 2014 · News
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Sciuto Prefers Size of College

By Idalis Foster Along with many other changes in the MCLA community this semester, our campus is welcoming a new member: Dr. Jenna Sciuto, English/Communications professor. Sciuto previously taught at Simmons College and was a teaching assistant at Northeastern University. Both schools are located in Boston, a stark contrast to the environment here in North Adams. But Sciuto is no […]

by · October 8, 2014 · Features, News, Slideshow, Top Stories
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Advisers Passionate for Freshman Success

By Juanita Doss Junior Zachary Page took the main stage as Fabian, who is a servant in William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night.” Serving others became more than just a character for Page; it’s an aspect of his everyday life. Last April, Page submitted his form for the first time to become a peer advisor. After having a great peer advisor his […]

by · October 8, 2014 · Features, News, Top Stories
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Nicoll Already Learning from Students by Connecting them with Community

By Nick Swanson Kerri Nicoll joined the sociology department as a professor of social work this semester at the College. This is her first full-time faculty appointment, according to Nicoll, and was interested in teaching at MCLA for a number of reasons. Nicoll said one thing that drew her here was the focus on getting students involved with the community […]

by · October 8, 2014 · News, Slideshow, Top Stories