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  • By Gabriel Kogel   Last week I promised to go into greater detail about the eightfold path of Buddhism. But, I’ve decided this aspect of the Buddha’s teaching is unnecessarily complex, at least for me, and at least for now. What holds interest for me isn’t striving to lead the...

    Untying knots that bind us

    By Gabriel Kogel   Last week I promised to go into greater detail about the eightfold path of Buddhism. But, I’ve decided this aspect of the Buddha’s teaching is unnecessarily complex, at least for me, and at least for now. What holds interest for me isn’t striving to lead the…

  • By Raanan Sarid-Segal   “Angels in America” is, without a doubt, my favorite stage drama of all time. It beats out Shakespeare, Pushkin, Chekov and any number of other straight dramatic plays. Its depth and complexity, its willingness to be brazenly avant-garde, its peculiarly Brechtian approach to drama captured my...

    Review: Angels in America

    By Raanan Sarid-Segal   “Angels in America” is, without a doubt, my favorite stage drama of all time. It beats out Shakespeare, Pushkin, Chekov and any number of other straight dramatic plays. Its depth and complexity, its willingness to be brazenly avant-garde, its peculiarly Brechtian approach to drama captured my…

  • Meet the candidates! Spring Elections will be held April 16 and 17 in the Campus Center Marketplace from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Voters may cast their vote for either party running. Read more about this group, as well as their opponents Brendan Peltier, Alexandra Kadel, and Ama Adwetewa-Badu. Taylor...

    Meet the Candidates: Taylor, Lucas and Jacob

    Meet the candidates! Spring Elections will be held April 16 and 17 in the Campus Center Marketplace from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Voters may cast their vote for either party running. Read more about this group, as well as their opponents Brendan Peltier, Alexandra Kadel, and Ama Adwetewa-Badu. Taylor…

  •   Meet the candidates! Spring Elections will be held April 16 and 17 in the Campus Center Marketplace from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Voters may cast their vote for either party running. Read more about this group, as well as their opponents Taylor Krowitz, Lucas McDiarmid, and Jacob Fennell....

    Meet the Candidates: Brendan, Alexandra and Ama

      Meet the candidates! Spring Elections will be held April 16 and 17 in the Campus Center Marketplace from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Voters may cast their vote for either party running. Read more about this group, as well as their opponents Taylor Krowitz, Lucas McDiarmid, and Jacob Fennell….

  • By Jess Gamari   In the fall of 2012, the number of full time undergraduate students enrolled in colleges and universities across the nation fell by nearly half a million after 20 years of substantial growth, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This number has been on decline ever since....

    Enrollment is on the decline

    By Jess Gamari   In the fall of 2012, the number of full time undergraduate students enrolled in colleges and universities across the nation fell by nearly half a million after 20 years of substantial growth, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This number has been on decline ever since….

  • By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney   A group of faculty, staff and students both non-smokers and smokers, have formed a task force to discuss the opportunity for better wellness on campus, with a smoking policy on its agenda. The Smoking Policy Task Force, generated by Charlotte Degen, vice president of Student Affairs...

    MCLA begins reevaluating its current smoking policies

    By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney   A group of faculty, staff and students both non-smokers and smokers, have formed a task force to discuss the opportunity for better wellness on campus, with a smoking policy on its agenda. The Smoking Policy Task Force, generated by Charlotte Degen, vice president of Student Affairs…

  • By Nick Arena   An article published in the Berkshire Eagle on Tuesday stated that while the Berkshire Medical Center (BMC) satellite emergency facility is still planned for North County, it may not be placed in the former North Adams Regional Hospital (NARH) building due to the high cost of...

    MountainOne Donation to help students affected by NARH

    By Nick Arena   An article published in the Berkshire Eagle on Tuesday stated that while the Berkshire Medical Center (BMC) satellite emergency facility is still planned for North County, it may not be placed in the former North Adams Regional Hospital (NARH) building due to the high cost of…

  • By Jess Gamari   Cindy Brown, vice president of Academic Affairs, and Fine and Performing Arts Professor Christine Condaris spoke to the SGA about beginning a discussion of the College possibly adopting an honor code. This honor code would go beyond the academic honesty policy in the student handbook, according...

    College talks academic honesty outside of class

    By Jess Gamari   Cindy Brown, vice president of Academic Affairs, and Fine and Performing Arts Professor Christine Condaris spoke to the SGA about beginning a discussion of the College possibly adopting an honor code. This honor code would go beyond the academic honesty policy in the student handbook, according…

  • By Chunyu “Judy” Leng   History Professor Frances Jones-Sneed was honored at the second annual Berkshire Awards in recognition of her contributions to discovering and documenting the heritage of the black community in the Berkshires. She and two others from the area were honored at the Berkshire Museum on March...

    History professor honored at Berkshire Awards

    By Chunyu “Judy” Leng   History Professor Frances Jones-Sneed was honored at the second annual Berkshire Awards in recognition of her contributions to discovering and documenting the heritage of the black community in the Berkshires. She and two others from the area were honored at the Berkshire Museum on March…

  • By Alexander Moore   The Information Technology department plans to replace the FirstClass email system with Microsoft Office 365. “FirstClass is an older product; it’s just time to move to something new,” said chief information officer Curt King. “We want something we can integrate more into people’s daily lives.” Associate...

    FirstClass to be replaced with Office 365

    By Alexander Moore   The Information Technology department plans to replace the FirstClass email system with Microsoft Office 365. “FirstClass is an older product; it’s just time to move to something new,” said chief information officer Curt King. “We want something we can integrate more into people’s daily lives.” Associate…

  • By Yvonna Camacho   Seven out of nine colleges in the state university system in Massachusetts are 100 percent smoke-free. These include Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Bridgewater, Fitchburg, Framingham, Salem, Westfield, and Worcester State Universities. The Beacon reviewed the smoking policies of each school with an online search. Massachusetts College of...

    The College looks to possibly reform smoking policy

    By Yvonna Camacho   Seven out of nine colleges in the state university system in Massachusetts are 100 percent smoke-free. These include Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Bridgewater, Fitchburg, Framingham, Salem, Westfield, and Worcester State Universities. The Beacon reviewed the smoking policies of each school with an online search. Massachusetts College of…

  • By Caitlin O’Neill   As students pass through the Campus Center Marketplace during the week, they can often find themselves being waved at and greeted by a witty, bold young lady with a very bright, charismatic energy. Morgan McCarthy’s enthusiasm draws students to her table every week, ready to do...

    Student works to keep MassPIRG on campus

    By Caitlin O’Neill   As students pass through the Campus Center Marketplace during the week, they can often find themselves being waved at and greeted by a witty, bold young lady with a very bright, charismatic energy. Morgan McCarthy’s enthusiasm draws students to her table every week, ready to do…

  • By Nicholas Swanson   President Mary Grant led the first of three campus conversations happening this semester on the changing nature of higher education. Grant opened the topic on Monday by giving a big picture point-of-view explaining attention given to education by today’s leaders. Others were then able to share...

    Campus conversation on higher education

    By Nicholas Swanson   President Mary Grant led the first of three campus conversations happening this semester on the changing nature of higher education. Grant opened the topic on Monday by giving a big picture point-of-view explaining attention given to education by today’s leaders. Others were then able to share…

  • By Nick Swanson   Students are putting their final touches on presentations for the Undergraduate Research Conference (URC). The conference will occur on Thursday April 17. “When we first had the research conference it was just biology, psychology, and math,” said Ann Billetz professor of biology and director of URC...

    Undergraduate Research Conference to be April 17

    By Nick Swanson   Students are putting their final touches on presentations for the Undergraduate Research Conference (URC). The conference will occur on Thursday April 17. “When we first had the research conference it was just biology, psychology, and math,” said Ann Billetz professor of biology and director of URC…

  • By Shannen Adamites   The Fine and Performing Arts (FPA) Department’s Theater program presents the first part of Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, “Angels in America.” The show debuts in Venable Theatre on April 15, 16 and 17 at 8:00 p.m., and continues April 23, 24, 25 and 26 at...

    Theatre Lab to present “Angels in America”

    By Shannen Adamites   The Fine and Performing Arts (FPA) Department’s Theater program presents the first part of Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, “Angels in America.” The show debuts in Venable Theatre on April 15, 16 and 17 at 8:00 p.m., and continues April 23, 24, 25 and 26 at…

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