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    Photos: Melanie Mowinski’s Brown Bag Artist Lecture

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  • By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney   The snow is beginning to melt, but your jeans are still feeling tighter, and so will that bikini if you remain on the couch. One way to break a sweat is to bust some moves in your dorm room, run outside in the slush, or man...

    What not to do at the gym

    By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney   The snow is beginning to melt, but your jeans are still feeling tighter, and so will that bikini if you remain on the couch. One way to break a sweat is to bust some moves in your dorm room, run outside in the slush, or man…

  • By Gabriel Kogel   I’ve received positive comments about this column, and I’m grateful to have this forum, where I can write what I believe is truthful and helpful. For me, the path of mindfulness and compassion has given me respite from my worst problems: relentless self-criticism and low self...

    Making peace with our worst enemy

    By Gabriel Kogel   I’ve received positive comments about this column, and I’m grateful to have this forum, where I can write what I believe is truthful and helpful. For me, the path of mindfulness and compassion has given me respite from my worst problems: relentless self-criticism and low self…

  • By Nick Arena   Last week, senators in Arizona passed Senate Bill 1062 (SB 1062), as an expansion to the 1999 Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The bill would allow business owners to deny service to gay and lesbian customers, but this would only be okay if the owners were denying...

    Oppression or bigotry?

    By Nick Arena   Last week, senators in Arizona passed Senate Bill 1062 (SB 1062), as an expansion to the 1999 Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The bill would allow business owners to deny service to gay and lesbian customers, but this would only be okay if the owners were denying…

  • By Jess Gamari   When it comes to naming new foods, man isn’t always a creature of wit. Many fruit and veggie lovers question why the citrus orange is named for its color even though the carrot shares the same pigment. The color “orange” was named after the citrus fruit,...

    Orange ya glad?

    By Jess Gamari   When it comes to naming new foods, man isn’t always a creature of wit. Many fruit and veggie lovers question why the citrus orange is named for its color even though the carrot shares the same pigment. The color “orange” was named after the citrus fruit,…

  • The College will host writer, lecturer, editor and feminist activist Gloria Steinem in the next Public Policy Lecture, “The Progression of Feminism: Where are we going?” It will take place on Tuesday, March 4, at 7 p.m. in the MCLA Church Street Center’s Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium. Made possible through...

    Feminist Gloria Steinem to speak

    The College will host writer, lecturer, editor and feminist activist Gloria Steinem in the next Public Policy Lecture, “The Progression of Feminism: Where are we going?” It will take place on Tuesday, March 4, at 7 p.m. in the MCLA Church Street Center’s Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium. Made possible through…

  • By Amy Modesti   For two weeks, the students from Professor Melanie Mowinski’s Senior Art Project and Professor Lisa Donavan’s Designing Arts Based Education class had a wonderful opportunity to learn, experiment, and create under the guidance of visiting artist-in-residence Dr. Alke Groppel-Wegener. As part of the Designing Arts Based...

    Alke Groppel-Wegener Student Workshops Review

    By Amy Modesti   For two weeks, the students from Professor Melanie Mowinski’s Senior Art Project and Professor Lisa Donavan’s Designing Arts Based Education class had a wonderful opportunity to learn, experiment, and create under the guidance of visiting artist-in-residence Dr. Alke Groppel-Wegener. As part of the Designing Arts Based…

  •   Photos by Kayla Degnan

    Photos: WinterFest

      Photos by Kayla Degnan

  • Photos by Richard LaRocque

    Photos: Bowman Renovation

    Photos by Richard LaRocque

  • By Gabriel Kogel   Junior B. Gaudet is a philosophy major who longs to be vegan. Yet she must make do as a vegetarian (someone who eats dairy and eggs but not meat). Gaudet resides on campus, and like all resident students must pay $2000 per semester for the college...

    Students seek more vegetarian options

    By Gabriel Kogel   Junior B. Gaudet is a philosophy major who longs to be vegan. Yet she must make do as a vegetarian (someone who eats dairy and eggs but not meat). Gaudet resides on campus, and like all resident students must pay $2000 per semester for the college…

  • Ryan Mosgrove, a member of Socialist Alternative (SA), expressed his hopes for the success of a campaign to increase the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour in a lecture Wednesday, Feb 12. “It’s an exciting time to be part of the ninety-nine percent,” Mosgrove said. “We are the people...

    Socialist Alternative speaker talks minimum wage increase

    Ryan Mosgrove, a member of Socialist Alternative (SA), expressed his hopes for the success of a campaign to increase the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour in a lecture Wednesday, Feb 12. “It’s an exciting time to be part of the ninety-nine percent,” Mosgrove said. “We are the people…

  • By Nick Arena   The North Adams Fire Department and Mass. State Fire Marshal’s Office are currently investigating the cause of the fire that ignited a second floor bedroom of one of the Boardman Apartments. The fire happened at 45 Montana St. and was reported at 4:23 p.m. on Sunday...

    Boardman apartment fire under investigation

    By Nick Arena   The North Adams Fire Department and Mass. State Fire Marshal’s Office are currently investigating the cause of the fire that ignited a second floor bedroom of one of the Boardman Apartments. The fire happened at 45 Montana St. and was reported at 4:23 p.m. on Sunday…

  • By Nicholas Swanson   Correction 2/26: Mowinski should have been identified as founder, gallery chief, or coordinator of PRESS. The first paragraph should have stated Mowinski is an Associate Professor. The statement in paragraph seven could not be confirmed by Mowinski. Mowinski graduated from Yale prior to University of Arts in...

    PRESS owner to present at Brown Bag Lecture

    By Nicholas Swanson   Correction 2/26: Mowinski should have been identified as founder, gallery chief, or coordinator of PRESS. The first paragraph should have stated Mowinski is an Associate Professor. The statement in paragraph seven could not be confirmed by Mowinski. Mowinski graduated from Yale prior to University of Arts in…

  • By Chunyu “Judy” Leng   When talking about his students and courses he teaches, the light in Benjamin Jacques eye’s reveals how much he loves his career as a professor of English communications. After 24 years of teaching, Jacques will retire at the end of the semester. “When I first...

    Prof. Jacques to retire at end of semester

    By Chunyu “Judy” Leng   When talking about his students and courses he teaches, the light in Benjamin Jacques eye’s reveals how much he loves his career as a professor of English communications. After 24 years of teaching, Jacques will retire at the end of the semester. “When I first…

  • By Shannen Adamites   The Fine and Performing Arts (FPA) department’s annual spring Main Stage production presents Neil Simon’s “Oscar and Felix,” an updated take on the classic comedy, “The Odd Couple,” directed by Douglas Jenkins. The show runs from Feb. 26 – March 1 at 8:00 p.m., with a...

    Main Stage to present updated classic

    By Shannen Adamites   The Fine and Performing Arts (FPA) department’s annual spring Main Stage production presents Neil Simon’s “Oscar and Felix,” an updated take on the classic comedy, “The Odd Couple,” directed by Douglas Jenkins. The show runs from Feb. 26 – March 1 at 8:00 p.m., with a…

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