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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
Senator Downing Now a Politics in Policy Instructor

Senator Downing Now a Politics in Policy Instructor

By Nick Swanson Mass. State Senator Benjamin B. Downing is now instructing a seminar course called Politics in Policy and Practice, in addition to fulfilling duties as the youngest member of the Senate. Downing has guest lectured before at Boston University, Williams College, UMass Amherst, Berkshire Community College, Providence College, and MCLA, but now he’s been employed as a part-time […]

by · October 8, 2014 · News, Top Stories
Women’s Soccer Picks Up First Conference Victory

Women’s Soccer Picks Up First Conference Victory

By Jesse Collings The Women’s Soccer team earned its first conference victory in a big way on Saturday, hammering Fitchburg State at home, 4-0. MCLA improved to 3-6-1 on the season and 1-2 in MASCAC play, while Fitchburg fell to 2-8-1 overall and 0-2-1 in the conference. Heavy rain pelted both teams for most of the game as they battled […]

by · October 8, 2014 · Sports, Sports Front Page
MCLA Stays Above .500

MCLA Stays Above .500

By Jesse Collings The Volleyball team traveled north to Norwic, Vermont to take place in a doubleheader on Saturday, and returned to Massachusetts with two more losses and a bad taste in their mouth. The team opened the doubleheader against Anna Maria College, who they dropped a nail biter to, losing the match, 3-2. Anna Maria assumed control in the […]

by · October 8, 2014 · Sports, Sports Front Page
Tennis Rushes into Conference Playoffs

Tennis Rushes into Conference Playoffs

By Jesse Collings The Trailblazers traveled to Colby-Sawyer on Sunday with a chance to secure a regular season championship in the North Atlantic Conference. Unfortunately, Colby-Sawyer overwhelmed the Blazers, 9-0. Colby improves to 8-5 overall and finishes the season 6-0 in conference play. The Blazers fall to 7-6, and 4-2 in conference play. The Blazers were trumped in doubles competition, […]

by · October 8, 2014 · Sports, Sports Front Page
Men’s Soccer Keeps Pace in MASCAC

Men’s Soccer Keeps Pace in MASCAC

By Tyler Bacon The Men’s Soccer team leaped into a four-way tie for first place in MASCAC play on Saturday with a win at Fitchburg State 2-1. The MASCAC standings are a close race so far this season. “The MASCAC in men’s soccer is extremely tight so it was crucial to get a win away from home,” Coach Adam Hildabrand […]

by · October 8, 2014 · Sports, Sports Front Page
Baseball Chemist

Baseball Chemist

By Jesse Collings While baseball is technically considered a team sport, a lot of the time the chemistry of the game is completely lost. Sure, you win and lose as a team, but baseball is often a team game being masked as a sequence of one-on-one matchups. Unlike most team sports, it is incredibly possible for a baseball player to […]

by · October 8, 2014 · Sports, Sports Front Page
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‘The Source’ Combines Theatre, Technology

By Christopher Johnson North Adams, Mass.—No one will or should forget when Chelsea Manning released classified and disturbing files that for some confirmed their worst fears and for others gave a surprise resounding enough to start reconsidering this country’s ethics. Tomorrow, October 10, at 8:00 p.m., Mass MoCA will house the musical theater production “The Source” which is a production […]

by · October 8, 2014 · A&E
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More than I Bargained For

By Courtney Alana Smith The pit in my stomach— you know, the one that only cracks open when fear is present— became unfastened as soon as I sat down in seat 30A. Flight 0728 was a red-eye to London Heathrow, and it just so happened to be the first plane I’d been on since ‘98. My thoughts, recycled over and over […]

by · October 6, 2014 · Extras, Online Exclusive, Opinion
MCLA Evacuated Over Second Bomb Threat in Two Years

MCLA Evacuated Over Second Bomb Threat in Two Years

By Nick Arena Students have been allowed back onto campus after a bomb threat kept them on lockdown for about three hours this morning. At a press briefing at the North Adams Ambulance Service, Michael Cozzaglio, director of the North Adams Police Department (NAPD), said the bomb threat was called in just before 10:30 a.m. “[The call] said that ‘There […]

by · October 6, 2014 · Front Page, News, Slideshow, Top Stories
Biology Professor Focuses on Growing Health Sciences

Biology Professor Focuses on Growing Health Sciences

By Isabel McKenzie New assistant Professor of Biology Sarah Herrick is hoping to expand the health science curriculum here at MCLA. While looking for a post-graduate teaching job, Herrick was told about MCLA by a friend. She researched the school, liked the intimate setting, and was drawn in by the science center. Herrick received her Masters and Ph.D. from Springfield […]

by · October 1, 2014 · Features, Front Page, News, Top Stories
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Dress Code Woes

By Nick Arena Apparently Devils Lake High School in North Dakota has banned female students from wearing leggings, yoga pants, jean leggings, or jeggings as they are more popularly known, and tight blue jeans. Why are these articles of clothing being banned? Because they are distracting to male students and male teachers. According to a Gawker.com article, citing Valley News […]

by · October 1, 2014 · Opinion
The Joy of Overindulging

The Joy of Overindulging

By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney The weekend is ahead and it holds many opportunities to rejoice with friends on the couch watching movies, or maybe its running around getting coffee, donuts for breakfast, and fro-yo for dessert. Either way, you’re treating yourself after a good week of eating and routine work. Here’s my personal mantra, if I eat well Monday through Friday, […]

by · October 1, 2014 · Opinion
Cartoon: First Days

Cartoon: First Days

By Nikki Kratounis

by · October 1, 2014 · Front Page
Down Street Art

Down Street Art

Photo taken by Nick Arena

by · October 1, 2014 · Slideshow