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  • By Rachel Fitterman   Fine and Performing Arts professor Lisa Donovan has a clear passion: working to integrate the arts into education, and engaging students and the community in “the creative process.” This semester, Donovan is teaching Introduction to Arts Management, Grants & Fundraising, and a newer class titled Developing...

    Professor engages community through art

    By Rachel Fitterman   Fine and Performing Arts professor Lisa Donovan has a clear passion: working to integrate the arts into education, and engaging students and the community in “the creative process.” This semester, Donovan is teaching Introduction to Arts Management, Grants & Fundraising, and a newer class titled Developing…

  • By Kelsey Marini   For those who have watched the Harry Potter movie series or read the books, Quidditch is familiar as the sport featuring flying broomsticks, head-bashing bludgers, and the mysterious golden snitch. But the game isn’t confined to movies and books anymore. Students are trying to form their...

    Quidditch anyone?

    By Kelsey Marini   For those who have watched the Harry Potter movie series or read the books, Quidditch is familiar as the sport featuring flying broomsticks, head-bashing bludgers, and the mysterious golden snitch. But the game isn’t confined to movies and books anymore. Students are trying to form their…

  • It was another tough week for the Trailblazers with a 20 point loss to Framingham State coming on Tuesday. Losing 10 games straight this season, the Trailblazers are out of the playoffs. The last few games of the season Coach Holly McGovern has put the minutes towards the younger players...

    Women continue to struggle

    It was another tough week for the Trailblazers with a 20 point loss to Framingham State coming on Tuesday. Losing 10 games straight this season, the Trailblazers are out of the playoffs. The last few games of the season Coach Holly McGovern has put the minutes towards the younger players…

  • So, according to the NFL, the world might not be ready for an openly gay football player just yet. In a report from Mother Jones on Sunday, Defensive End Michael Sam, who is coming up on this year’s draft, announced he is gay. In response, a number of NFL personnel...

    Foul play in the NFL

    So, according to the NFL, the world might not be ready for an openly gay football player just yet. In a report from Mother Jones on Sunday, Defensive End Michael Sam, who is coming up on this year’s draft, announced he is gay. In response, a number of NFL personnel…

  • By Jess Gamari   Before you head out to the store and grab Valentines cookies and candies for your sweetheart, you may want to double check the ingredients list for inclusion of artificial vanilla flavoring. Unless you’re using pure vanilla extract, it’s possible you may be consuming the secretion from...

    Secretion secrets

    By Jess Gamari   Before you head out to the store and grab Valentines cookies and candies for your sweetheart, you may want to double check the ingredients list for inclusion of artificial vanilla flavoring. Unless you’re using pure vanilla extract, it’s possible you may be consuming the secretion from…

  • By Emily Jeffers   Massachusetts Public Research Interest Group (MASSPIRG) will hold an event to gain publicity for their Bottle Bill campaign on Monday, February 24 in the Campus Center, at a time to be announced. MASSPIRG is a consumer group founded in 1972 that seeks change regarding issues of...

    MASSPIRG to hold bottle bill publicity event

    By Emily Jeffers   Massachusetts Public Research Interest Group (MASSPIRG) will hold an event to gain publicity for their Bottle Bill campaign on Monday, February 24 in the Campus Center, at a time to be announced. MASSPIRG is a consumer group founded in 1972 that seeks change regarding issues of…

  • By Gabriel Kogel   With Valentine’s Day tomorrow, as a clerk at a pharmacy, I’m living through a swirl of boxed chocolate hearts and rose-colored cards. Despite a definite flowery nausea that settles on me by the end of it, I think it’s important to celebrate love. Romantic love lifts...

    Finding true love this Valentine’s Day

    By Gabriel Kogel   With Valentine’s Day tomorrow, as a clerk at a pharmacy, I’m living through a swirl of boxed chocolate hearts and rose-colored cards. Despite a definite flowery nausea that settles on me by the end of it, I think it’s important to celebrate love. Romantic love lifts…

  • By Jesse Collings   The Winter Olympics are more of a news story and less of a sporting event. The biggest stories of the Winter Olympics will hardly be about men like Ole Einar Bjørndalen, the most decorated Winter Olympian in history making another run at the gold. No, the...

    The Winter Olympics are decadent and depraved

    By Jesse Collings   The Winter Olympics are more of a news story and less of a sporting event. The biggest stories of the Winter Olympics will hardly be about men like Ole Einar Bjørndalen, the most decorated Winter Olympian in history making another run at the gold. No, the…

  • By Kaleigh Anderson   MCLA picked up a key conference victory on Tuesday, traveling to Framingham State and upending the Rams, 85-75. The win brought the Trailblazer’s conference record to 5-5 and moved them within a game of Salem State for second place in the conference. John Jones continued his...

    Men’s Basketball gains steam

    By Kaleigh Anderson   MCLA picked up a key conference victory on Tuesday, traveling to Framingham State and upending the Rams, 85-75. The win brought the Trailblazer’s conference record to 5-5 and moved them within a game of Salem State for second place in the conference. John Jones continued his…

  • Photos by Shannen Adamites  

    Photos: Blues and Funk Festival

    Photos by Shannen Adamites  

  • Photos by Richard LaRocque

    Photos: Snow blankets the College

    Photos by Richard LaRocque

  • Philip Ackerman-Leist held a lecture on this semester’s theme, ‘Cultivating a Sustainable Food System,’ over video platform at the last Green Living Seminar. Ackerman-Leist is a professor of Environmental Studies at Green Mountain College and author of the book ‘Rebuilding the Foodshed.’ The topic of his lecture was ‘Creating Sustainable...

    Creating a better food infrastructure

    Philip Ackerman-Leist held a lecture on this semester’s theme, ‘Cultivating a Sustainable Food System,’ over video platform at the last Green Living Seminar. Ackerman-Leist is a professor of Environmental Studies at Green Mountain College and author of the book ‘Rebuilding the Foodshed.’ The topic of his lecture was ‘Creating Sustainable…

  • By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney Relationship questions, genital-shaped lollipops, and free condoms served as party favors from Sextival, hosted on Saturday by Students Taking Action for Gender Equality (STAGE). In order to bring useful information to students, tables supplied brochures, pamphlets, graphs, and demonstrations dealing with topics ranging from gender differences, to an...

    Clubs talk sex, gender and love

    By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney Relationship questions, genital-shaped lollipops, and free condoms served as party favors from Sextival, hosted on Saturday by Students Taking Action for Gender Equality (STAGE). In order to bring useful information to students, tables supplied brochures, pamphlets, graphs, and demonstrations dealing with topics ranging from gender differences, to an…

  • MCLA Presents! and the performing arts management class showcase a weekend of soulful jams in their ninth annual Blues and Funk Festival this Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in Venable Gym. “We were looking for something old and something new,” Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) director, Jonathan Secor, said....

    Something old, something new: Blues and Funk Festival returns

    MCLA Presents! and the performing arts management class showcase a weekend of soulful jams in their ninth annual Blues and Funk Festival this Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in Venable Gym. “We were looking for something old and something new,” Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) director, Jonathan Secor, said….

  • Review by Raanan Sarid-Segal   “Persistence of Spirit” snuck up on me.  The vibrancy and energy on display in this exhibit immediately drew me in, though I knew next to nothing about it. One could argue that this show is specifically attuned to the interests of the artistically-minded college student....

    “Spirit” transports viewers to culturally-rich Haiti

    Review by Raanan Sarid-Segal   “Persistence of Spirit” snuck up on me.  The vibrancy and energy on display in this exhibit immediately drew me in, though I knew next to nothing about it. One could argue that this show is specifically attuned to the interests of the artistically-minded college student….

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