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Clark Renovations Bring New Exhibits

Clark Renovations Bring New Exhibits

By Nicole L’Etoile Berkshire County is well known for its multitude of art museums and exhibits that attract tourists from all over the country and the world.  The Clark Art Institute in Williamstown is quietly nestled near the end of Williams College with a long, winding driveway leading up to it. Upon walking into The Clark, visitors are greeted by friendly […]

by · September 17, 2014 · A&E
Gallery 51 Hosts Two Artists With Contrasting Visions

Gallery 51 Hosts Two Artists With Contrasting Visions

By Christopher Johnson North Adams, Mass.— c’s works in Gallery 51’s exhibit “Things You See” exist less in terms of figure and shape and more in terms of new dimensions, seen through the different layers of his work. Sara Farrell Okamura’s works, on the other hand, exist in a world of ideas and objects. These artists exhibit their work together […]

by · September 17, 2014 · A&E
Activist Attorney Martha F. Davis to Speak on Constitution Day

Activist Attorney Martha F. Davis to Speak on Constitution Day

By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney The college will observe the 227th anniversary of the enactment of the United States Constitution on Wednesday; a talk will be led from activist attorney and legal scholar Martha F. Davis, Professor of Law and Professional Responsibility at Northeastern University (NEU) in Boston. The public event will begin at 5 p.m. in Murdock Hall’s Fitzpatrick Room with a […]

by · September 15, 2014 · Front Page
President Grant appointed to UNC Asheville

President Grant appointed to UNC Asheville

By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney After 13 years as college president, Mary Grant, will be leaving to serve as the seventh Chancellor at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Asheville in January. At the Opening Breakfast on Sept. 2, several colleagues shared a few words about Grant’s departure, as well as her impact on the public institution. “We need to find someone […]

by · September 7, 2014 · Front Page, Top Stories
Baccalaureate Ivy Tradition May 16

Baccalaureate Ivy Tradition May 16

By Marianne Goodfellow   Delicate sprigs of English ivy once lined the perimeter of the four story yellow brick and marble building now known as Murdock Hall. In 1899, the 53 students of the first graduating class of the former North AdamsNormal School gathered on the lawn to “plant the ivy.” Today, the celebratory Baccalaureate event, customary of other distinguished […]

by · May 12, 2014 · News
Junior Ian Coyne enjoys a
cigarette outside of the library
under the“No Smoking” sign.

Colleges differ on idea of smoke free

By Alexander Moore   A smoke-free campus does not necessarily mean that there is no smoking allowed altogether, according to a Beacon survey of three nearby colleges. The Beacon reported April 10 that seven of the nine state colleges and the five UMass schools are considered smoke free, as well as Berkshire Community College (BCC) in Pittsfield and Williams College […]

by · May 1, 2014 · News
Changes made to education test

Changes made to education test

By Gabriel Kogel   In spring of next year the education program will require students to pass the first Massachusetts Testing Education Licensure (MTEL) exam before enrolling in their second field placement. The test, called “Communication and Literacy,” is the first of a series of MTELs required by the State Department of Higher Education (DHE) before education majors can enroll […]

by · May 1, 2014 · News
Professor Mariana Bolívar
was recently elected an MLA
delegate.

Bolivar elected to 3-year term as an MLA delegate

By Nick Swanson   Professor Mariana Bolívar Rubín was recently elected to the Modern Language Association of America’s (MLA) delegate assembly. “I’m very excited to understand how the discipline works, and to be a part of the decision-making not only in academia, but now in the workforce,” Bolívar said. Bolívar, Professor of Modern Language at the College, is fluent in […]

by · May 1, 2014 · News
Trans and non-gender binary students continue to struggle

Trans and non-gender binary students continue to struggle

By Raanan Sarid-Segal   On campus, numerous groups lobby administration when issues crop up. The problems they address range from great to small, from issues surrounding smoking to the vital issue of food and its availability to those with dietary restrictions. Among these voices for campus appear a traditionally ignored and marginalized category of individuals: trans people and individuals with […]

by · May 1, 2014 · News
Gender labels may help with identity issues, but may also constrict people

Gender labels may help with identity issues, but may also constrict people

By Alexander Moore   Labels are dehumanizing and having a label masks our complexities as human beings, according to Karen Cardozo, Professor of Interdisciplinary studies. “We are never just one thing, and even when we cite multiple identities, those labels can’t capture our complexity or uniqueness as human beings,” Cardozo said in an email interview. According to civilrights.org, in 2007, […]

by · May 1, 2014 · News
Changes made to core computing and communication class

Changes made to core computing and communication class

By Amanda Mahoney   Most students would not think that in a computing class you would actually get to take apart old computers and put them back together again. But, most of Computer Science Professor David Eve’s students probably weren’t expecting to be told on the first day of classes they would be his “guinea pigs,” the very first ones […]

by · May 1, 2014 · News
Benefits of the MCLA laptop initiative program

Benefits of the MCLA laptop initiative program

By Payton Vincelette   You’d be hard pressed to find a college student today who does not own a laptop. “I don’t know anyone who doesn’t have a laptop,” said sophomore Salimata Kamara.  “It would be pretty tough to get anything done without one.” That is a statement consistent with the Laptop Initiative at MCLA.  The TechHelp website states: “MCLA […]

by · May 1, 2014 · News
Important reminders

Important reminders

By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney   For my last column of the semester, I thought it would be nice to sum up most of my health and fitness tips to prepare you for the tasks of summer (which actually won’t be so bad with this knowledge). Start carrying a water bottle with you to avoid confusion between hunger and thirst. When you’re […]

by · May 1, 2014 · Opinion
Wellness center concerns

Wellness center concerns

By Jenna O’Connor   With the closing of North Adams Regional Hospital (NARH) on March 28, the closest hospital is Berkshire Medical Center, located in Pittsfield—which is a 25-to-40-minute drive for the residents in the surrounding Northern Berkshire towns. The college announced last week that the MountainOne Wellness Center is going to become an “Urgent Care Center” for the public, […]

by · May 1, 2014 · Opinion
User beware on social media sites

User beware on social media sites

By Alexander Moore   Instagram, Snapchat, and Soundcloud are all popular social media services with lengthy “terms of use.” Many individuals do not take the time to read these policies, and may not know what they are getting into when they sign up. When Snapchat gets an idea submitted by a user, all rights to that idea are taken away […]

by · May 1, 2014 · Opinion