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Volleyball Goes 2-2 Over Long Visit At Cobleskill

Volleyball Goes 2-2 Over Long Visit At Cobleskill

By Jesse Collings The Volleyball team spent half the week at SUNY-Cobleskill, as they played three games at the university in Cobleskill, NY. MCLA was unable to build any momentum during the road trip, going 1-2 over the stretch. The Trailblazers are now 14-11 on the season, with a record of 2-3 in conference play. MCLA opened the weekend on […]

by · October 29, 2014 · Sports, Sports Front Page
Women’s Soccer Kicked by Bridgewater

Women’s Soccer Kicked by Bridgewater

By Jesse Collings The Women’s Soccer team traveled to Bridgewater State and were unable to pick up their second conference victory of the season, losing to the Bears 6-0 on Saturday. MCLA fell to 3-11-1 on the season and 1-5 in MASCAC, while Bridgewater State improved to 6-9 on the season and 3-3 in conference play. Bridgewater started scoring early […]

by · October 29, 2014 · Sports, Sports Front Page
Spurs Sit Atop NBA Preseason Power Rankings

Spurs Sit Atop NBA Preseason Power Rankings

By Jesse Collings San Antonio Spurs- The defending champs have league’s smartest player (Tim Duncan) and best coach (Greg Popovich). Los Angeles Clippers- It’s a make or break year for this talented team; look for Blake Griffin to become an offensive force and possibly generate some MVP buzz. Cleveland Cavaliers- The latest superteam could end up as the league’s best […]

by · October 29, 2014 · Extras, Sports, Sports Front Page
Men’s Soccer Draws on Senior Day

Men’s Soccer Draws on Senior Day

By Tyler Bacon Men’s Soccer came back from an early 2-0 deficit against Bridgewater State. The two rivals ended in a 2-2 draw in a pivotal MASCAC matchup at Shewcraft Field on Senior Day. With the tie, Bridgewater earned at least a share of the regular season title with a conference record of 4-1-1. MCLA earned their third straight conference […]

by · October 29, 2014 · Sports, Sports Front Page
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The Right to Die with Dignity

By Nick Arena A terminally ill, 29-year-old woman will be ending her life on Nov. 1. A USA Today report about Brittany Maynard, a Calilfornia native who has moved to Oregon, stated that the woman has chosen to die with dignity, rather than die in pain. She is suffering from a stage four malignant brain tumor. Maynard made her choice […]

by · October 29, 2014 · Opinion
Tracking Your Goals

Tracking Your Goals

By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney So, you want to lose weight and be healthy, but you don’t know where to start. Well, getting an inexpensive fitness tracker is a good way to start getting healthy because you’ll be able to analyze what your strengths and weaknesses are via smartphone app. For my birthday I got a Fitbit flex and all my mom […]

by · October 29, 2014 · Opinion
Newly Elected SGA Senators Take Oath

Newly Elected SGA Senators Take Oath

By Nicholas Swanson Students were sworn into their new positions in the SGA senate on Monday evening. The results for the Student Government Association (SGA) fall election are final. “I am happy to see all of the new additions to SGA; congratulations to everyone who was elected,” SGA adviser Jenn Craig said. SGA president Brendan Peltier recited the oath to […]

by · October 22, 2014 · Front Page, News, Top Stories
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Breast Week Ever A Collaborative Effort to Support Breast Cancer

By: Nicholas Swanson The National Residence Honorary Hall (NRHH) and Susan B. Anthony Women’s Center continue the Breast Week Ever events today and tomorrow. Today, the Black Student Union (BSU) will have a breast cancer jeopardy table in the Campus Center Marketplace. Students will be quizzed on different facts about breast cancer, according to Lucille Germain, co-coordinator for the Breast […]

by · October 22, 2014 · Front Page, News, Top Stories
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‘Half the Sky’ Author Argues Plight of Oppressed Women

By Juanita Doss Nicholas Kristof told MCLA students the story of a 15-year-old girl in Cambodia who was kidnapped by her neighbor and forced into a brothel. She became a victim of sex trafficking, and not too long after her freedom was bought back by her mother, she died of AIDS. Kristof is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, who gave […]

by · October 22, 2014 · Front Page, News, Slideshow, Top Stories
New Rave Guardian Alert System to be Used for Emergencies

New Rave Guardian Alert System to be Used for Emergencies

By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney Campus Police will switch to the Rave Guardian alert system in order to increase communication measures across campus during an emergency, similar to the recent bomb threat. When the bomb threat happened on Monday, Oct. 6, students, staff and faculty were alerted via text message, fire alarm, and word of mouth. On Oct. 16 in the Campus […]

by · October 22, 2014 · Front Page, News, Top Stories
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What Brings Business Experience to Academia

By Idalis Foster Doctor Thomas Whalen, professor of Business Administration, is the newest member of MCLA’S business department and has come a long way to teach in the humble city of North Adams. He hails from New Jersey but he has lived in multiple places including Spokane, Washington and most recently Kansas. This semester Whalen is teaching two sections of […]

by · October 22, 2014 · Features, Front Page, News, Slideshow, Top Stories
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Zoltanski Presents Field Notes Analyzing Students’ Happiness

By Isabel McKenzie Sociology Professor Jennifer Zoltanski used research from her own students to formulate field notes on their happiness levels, and constructed a paper to discuss this data. “Undergraduate Happiness: Some Preliminary Field Notes From the Classroom” presented by Zoltanski was the second Brown Bag Lecture of this semester. Zoltanski’s paper was published in the 2013 edition of “The […]

by · October 22, 2014 · Features, Front Page, News, Slideshow, Top Stories
Falling into a Routine

Falling into a Routine

By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney As the bright colors of the Berkshires fall away, our workouts might take a plunge as well. Before we get a jump start on the winter slump, let’s make a few changes to the old exercise routine from summer. Within our area, outdoor activities such as hiking mount Greylock or traveling the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail, to name […]

by · October 22, 2014 · Opinion
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The Internet vs. Common Sense

By Nick Arena Halloween is on its way again. That means costumes, candy, decorations, and fake public service announcements meant to scare you more than your local haunted house. The information age has brought breaking news and other important updates to our fingertips, but it has also brought with it a great deal of unverified information. With smartphones, anybody who […]

by · October 22, 2014 · Opinion
Trailblazers Tie Westfield State

Trailblazers Tie Westfield State

By Tyler Bacon The Men’s Soccer team hosted MASCAC rival Westfield State on Saturday afternoon at Shewcraft Field. After 110 minutes, the two teams played to a 0-0 draw. With the tie, the Trailblazers are now 6-6-2 with a record of 2-1-2 in MASCAC play. Westfield State is now 2-9-2 overall with a MASCAC record of 1-3-1. The opening 45 […]

by · October 22, 2014 · Sports, Sports Front Page