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  • By Idalis Foster   The Trayvon Martin case could serve as a catalyst for discussions on gun laws and the justice system in addition to issues of race, according to Williams College professor Neil Roberts. On Wednesday, Jan. 22, the assistant professor and African Studies Affiliate in the Department of...

    Hip-hop: an overlooked medium for decoding

    By Idalis Foster   The Trayvon Martin case could serve as a catalyst for discussions on gun laws and the justice system in addition to issues of race, according to Williams College professor Neil Roberts. On Wednesday, Jan. 22, the assistant professor and African Studies Affiliate in the Department of…

  • By Alexander Moore   The College Cadets program visited campus for its first session on Tuesday. The program, created and coordinated by Rozlyn Cummings, gives teens from the Berkshire area an opportunity to see what college life is like outside of the classroom. “College isn’t just about studying the books,...

    Local teens observe college life firsthand

    By Alexander Moore   The College Cadets program visited campus for its first session on Tuesday. The program, created and coordinated by Rozlyn Cummings, gives teens from the Berkshire area an opportunity to see what college life is like outside of the classroom. “College isn’t just about studying the books,…

  • By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney   Students Taking Action for Gender Equality (STAGE) will hold its annual ‘Sextival’ event on Saturday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Venable Gym. The event will be open to everyone on campus. A number of campus clubs will run tables in the gym. The carnival-themed affair will...

    STAGE to hold Sextival

    By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney   Students Taking Action for Gender Equality (STAGE) will hold its annual ‘Sextival’ event on Saturday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Venable Gym. The event will be open to everyone on campus. A number of campus clubs will run tables in the gym. The carnival-themed affair will…

  • By Jess Gamari   While most visual artists don’t typically consider themselves writers, it is important they have the proper writing skills to compete in the market, according to Dr. Alke Gröppel-Wegener. Gröppel-Wegener visited the College this semester as part of the artist-in-residence program, funded by the Hardman Family Endowment....

    Artist encourages strong writing skills across majors

    By Jess Gamari   While most visual artists don’t typically consider themselves writers, it is important they have the proper writing skills to compete in the market, according to Dr. Alke Gröppel-Wegener. Gröppel-Wegener visited the College this semester as part of the artist-in-residence program, funded by the Hardman Family Endowment….

  • By Jenna O’Connor   Musical theater club, Harlequin and Shakespeare club, Yorick are preparing for their full-scale productions which will be debuting after spring break. Harlequin presents the Tony Award winning musical, Robert Marx and Jeff Lopez’s, “Avenue Q,” and Yorick presents the lesser known work of “Pericles, Prince of...

    Performance clubs prepare for spring shows

    By Jenna O’Connor   Musical theater club, Harlequin and Shakespeare club, Yorick are preparing for their full-scale productions which will be debuting after spring break. Harlequin presents the Tony Award winning musical, Robert Marx and Jeff Lopez’s, “Avenue Q,” and Yorick presents the lesser known work of “Pericles, Prince of…

  • By Kelsey Marini   The athletics department will be hosting their 26 annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) on Feb. 1. This year, the theme of the event is ‘Passing of the Torch and Blazing New Trails’. Girls and women can have fun while participating in different...

    MCLA to celebrate Women in Sports

    By Kelsey Marini   The athletics department will be hosting their 26 annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) on Feb. 1. This year, the theme of the event is ‘Passing of the Torch and Blazing New Trails’. Girls and women can have fun while participating in different…

  • This semester’s Green Living Seminar Series will begin tonight with the theme of ‘cultivating a sustainable food system’. Students enrolled in The Green Living Seminar course choose the theme for each upcoming semester. The lectures will be free and open to the public and will be held on Thursdays at...

    Seminars dedicated to sustainable foods

    This semester’s Green Living Seminar Series will begin tonight with the theme of ‘cultivating a sustainable food system’. Students enrolled in The Green Living Seminar course choose the theme for each upcoming semester. The lectures will be free and open to the public and will be held on Thursdays at…

  • By Gabriel Kogel   Career Services to Visit and Winter Week   SGA President Jake Powers announced Ashton Darrett and Manat Wooten from the CSSE/Career Services will be speaking about the internship incentive program at the next SGA meeting. Coordinating Vice President Brendan Peltier announced Winter Week will be from...

    SGA opens with budgets, constitutions and Quidditch

    By Gabriel Kogel   Career Services to Visit and Winter Week   SGA President Jake Powers announced Ashton Darrett and Manat Wooten from the CSSE/Career Services will be speaking about the internship incentive program at the next SGA meeting. Coordinating Vice President Brendan Peltier announced Winter Week will be from…

  • The renovations on Bowman Hall are scheduled to begin in spring of 2014, and are now expected to conclude in one year. “About four years ago, this was planned as a packaged deal, and now that the science building is complete, Bowman can be focused on,” said James Stakenas, vice...

    Bowman upgrade coming soon

    The renovations on Bowman Hall are scheduled to begin in spring of 2014, and are now expected to conclude in one year. “About four years ago, this was planned as a packaged deal, and now that the science building is complete, Bowman can be focused on,” said James Stakenas, vice…

  • By Gabriel Kogel   The Vision Project, a Department of Higher Education project, has accrued controversy on whether or not it’s going about achieving its goals in the right way. The project, a statewide initiative launched in 2010, was intended to “create the best-educated citizenry and workforce in the nation,”...

    Is state initiative too industry focused?

    By Gabriel Kogel   The Vision Project, a Department of Higher Education project, has accrued controversy on whether or not it’s going about achieving its goals in the right way. The project, a statewide initiative launched in 2010, was intended to “create the best-educated citizenry and workforce in the nation,”…

  • SAC forms “Lion’s Den” Members of the Student Activities Council (SAC) addressed SGA on the launch of their student fan section for sports teams, known as “The Lion’s Den,” in hopes of boosting school spirit among students. Headed by Nicole LoGiudice and three of her fellow freshman, the newly formed...

    SAC launches “Lions Den” for fans

    SAC forms “Lion’s Den” Members of the Student Activities Council (SAC) addressed SGA on the launch of their student fan section for sports teams, known as “The Lion’s Den,” in hopes of boosting school spirit among students. Headed by Nicole LoGiudice and three of her fellow freshman, the newly formed…

  • By Adam Larson   Ed McCormick comes through the back door at The Parlor Café, casually greeting the owner, Jason Morin, behind the bar. He moves to a small table, setting down his bag and a stack of books, joking under his breath about how this place is like his...

    Veteran student finds relief in English classes

    By Adam Larson   Ed McCormick comes through the back door at The Parlor Café, casually greeting the owner, Jason Morin, behind the bar. He moves to a small table, setting down his bag and a stack of books, joking under his breath about how this place is like his…

  • By Nicole L’Etoile   Sitting behind her desk in the Berkshire Towers residence director’s office, Chelsea Stokes looks over at her SUNY New Paltz bachelor’s degree. She has come a long way in a very short time, having only begun her job this fall. Stokes took over the position from Heather...

    Berkshire Towers residence director settles in

    By Nicole L’Etoile   Sitting behind her desk in the Berkshire Towers residence director’s office, Chelsea Stokes looks over at her SUNY New Paltz bachelor’s degree. She has come a long way in a very short time, having only begun her job this fall. Stokes took over the position from Heather…

  • By Jesse Collings   Senior Rebecca Pike is looking forward to graduating from MCLA this spring; however, she isn’t looking forward to paying back her student loans. “I have approximately in $75,000 in student debt,” Pike said. “I will end up paying for 100 percent of this, although my parents...

    Student loan debt climbs

    By Jesse Collings   Senior Rebecca Pike is looking forward to graduating from MCLA this spring; however, she isn’t looking forward to paying back her student loans. “I have approximately in $75,000 in student debt,” Pike said. “I will end up paying for 100 percent of this, although my parents…

  • By Rachel Fitterman   Tired of hearing your parents tell you about their tuition costing less than $1000 “back in the day?” When MCLA was still North Adams State College in the 1980s, its tuition and fees were only $776. Ten years ago in 2003, tuition and fees rose to...

    College costs rising far beyond inflation

    By Rachel Fitterman   Tired of hearing your parents tell you about their tuition costing less than $1000 “back in the day?” When MCLA was still North Adams State College in the 1980s, its tuition and fees were only $776. Ten years ago in 2003, tuition and fees rose to…

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