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  • By Jesse Collings   In the growing crisis that American education is becoming, a simple and reasonable solution is right within arms-reach of most citizens; increased parental involvement. While most parents are readily willing to say that they are very interested in their child’s education, there is a large chunk...

    More parental involvement needed

    By Jesse Collings   In the growing crisis that American education is becoming, a simple and reasonable solution is right within arms-reach of most citizens; increased parental involvement. While most parents are readily willing to say that they are very interested in their child’s education, there is a large chunk…

  • By Gabriel Kogel   In October, journalist Isaac Avilucea’s employment with the North Adams Transcript was terminated after a sports feature he wrote about Cheyanne Alcombright, a 15-year-old soccer player, came under intense criticism from parents and school officials. What landed Avilucea in hot water was his focus on the...

    Shoot the messenger: How not to report news

    By Gabriel Kogel   In October, journalist Isaac Avilucea’s employment with the North Adams Transcript was terminated after a sports feature he wrote about Cheyanne Alcombright, a 15-year-old soccer player, came under intense criticism from parents and school officials. What landed Avilucea in hot water was his focus on the…

  • By Rachel Fitterman   Appreciate your resident advisors. They’re here to help. Apart from being is a full-time paying job, becoming an RA allows for college students to get a hands-on leadership role. Overseeing—and often becoming responsible for—a large group of peers is an invaluable experience to apply to future...

    Residence Advisors are here to help you

    By Rachel Fitterman   Appreciate your resident advisors. They’re here to help. Apart from being is a full-time paying job, becoming an RA allows for college students to get a hands-on leadership role. Overseeing—and often becoming responsible for—a large group of peers is an invaluable experience to apply to future…

  • A recent study by the Guttmacher Institute showed that due to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the number of privately insured women who are no longer paying for oral contraceptives has increased from 15 percent to 40 percent. This is a good step in the right direction for reproductive rights...

    Birth control vs. God

    A recent study by the Guttmacher Institute showed that due to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the number of privately insured women who are no longer paying for oral contraceptives has increased from 15 percent to 40 percent. This is a good step in the right direction for reproductive rights…

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  • Photos: Hunger Banquet

  • By Gabriel Kogel In an effort to bring attention to global inequality, injustice in the prison system, slavery and the plight of sweatshop laborers, students in the sociology, women’s studies, interdisciplinary studies and anthropology class held a banquet on Thursday, Nov. 21. Diners were randomly assigned socioeconomic classes of the...

    Students host hunger banquet

    By Gabriel Kogel In an effort to bring attention to global inequality, injustice in the prison system, slavery and the plight of sweatshop laborers, students in the sociology, women’s studies, interdisciplinary studies and anthropology class held a banquet on Thursday, Nov. 21. Diners were randomly assigned socioeconomic classes of the…

  • As students from multiple majors gathered into Murdock 218 to take a stab at social stratification and inequality at this year’s Hunger Banquet, controversy arose when one skit was pulled from the event. The skit involved the portrayal of modern-day human slaves, according to the students of the social problems...

    Students, administration differ on controversial skit

    As students from multiple majors gathered into Murdock 218 to take a stab at social stratification and inequality at this year’s Hunger Banquet, controversy arose when one skit was pulled from the event. The skit involved the portrayal of modern-day human slaves, according to the students of the social problems…

  • Professor of Sociology, Leonard Paolillo, will retire at the end of this semester after his long dedication to the community of MCLA and Berkshire County since 1972. “My academic background was beneficial to all of the things I did during my career, but by being involved with the justice system,...

    Prof. Paolillo to retire at end of semester

    Professor of Sociology, Leonard Paolillo, will retire at the end of this semester after his long dedication to the community of MCLA and Berkshire County since 1972. “My academic background was beneficial to all of the things I did during my career, but by being involved with the justice system,…

  • After more than four decades of work at MCLA, Marion Segalla, staff associate and payroll supervisor in the office of Human Resources, will be retiring come the end of the month. Segalla reminisced about the multiple offices she has worked in over the years, as well as the multiple changes...

    From the days of a typewriter

    After more than four decades of work at MCLA, Marion Segalla, staff associate and payroll supervisor in the office of Human Resources, will be retiring come the end of the month. Segalla reminisced about the multiple offices she has worked in over the years, as well as the multiple changes…

  • Monday, Dec. 2   The SGA executive board and senate debated how to spend the money in their reserve fund. The members discussed the possibilities of purchasing a new game room/lounge in a central location, Mohawk Theatre as a venue for student performances, or a lounge for students and printers...

    SGA discusses budget spending

    Monday, Dec. 2   The SGA executive board and senate debated how to spend the money in their reserve fund. The members discussed the possibilities of purchasing a new game room/lounge in a central location, Mohawk Theatre as a venue for student performances, or a lounge for students and printers…

  • The College’s Dance Company returns to Venable Theater tonight, tomorrow, and Saturday, for their fall semester show with a short and sweet selection of student-choreographed pieces. Choreographers and dancers expressed their skills, telling stories about social awareness, celebrating diversity, and empowerment through movement. “Even though we only have ten pieces,...

    Dance Company brings back the beat

    The College’s Dance Company returns to Venable Theater tonight, tomorrow, and Saturday, for their fall semester show with a short and sweet selection of student-choreographed pieces. Choreographers and dancers expressed their skills, telling stories about social awareness, celebrating diversity, and empowerment through movement. “Even though we only have ten pieces,…

  • The MCLA Presents! Inaugural Puppet Fest delved into the nightmarish and fantastic side of sleep with its most recent installment “Dorme.” Monday evening at the Branch Gallery, Laura Bartolomei’s dreamscape attempted to shine a bit of light onto good dreams, bad dreams and how conscious people are of where their...

    “Dorme” provokes dreamy thoughts with puppets

    The MCLA Presents! Inaugural Puppet Fest delved into the nightmarish and fantastic side of sleep with its most recent installment “Dorme.” Monday evening at the Branch Gallery, Laura Bartolomei’s dreamscape attempted to shine a bit of light onto good dreams, bad dreams and how conscious people are of where their…

  • By Raanan Sarid-Segal   “Twelfth Night” was an enjoyable and generally competent performance of Shakespeare’s classic comedy. The show delivered a respectable interpretation of the Bard’s play, with dedicated actors, easy chemistry and a clear understanding of comedic timing. Nearly everyone in theater, in the English-speaking world at least, works on...

    Students refine their classical acting skills in “Twelfth Night”

    By Raanan Sarid-Segal   “Twelfth Night” was an enjoyable and generally competent performance of Shakespeare’s classic comedy. The show delivered a respectable interpretation of the Bard’s play, with dedicated actors, easy chemistry and a clear understanding of comedic timing. Nearly everyone in theater, in the English-speaking world at least, works on…

  • By Hannah Sterrs   After growing up in Malden, Mass., fifteen minutes outside Boston’s brightly shining lights, sophomore Clarissa Henebury now finds herself under the bright lights of the College’s stage. “Everything about MCLA intrigued me,” she said. “The small class sizes, the beautiful learning environment, and, of course, the...

    Henebury lands leading role in “Twelfth Night”

    By Hannah Sterrs   After growing up in Malden, Mass., fifteen minutes outside Boston’s brightly shining lights, sophomore Clarissa Henebury now finds herself under the bright lights of the College’s stage. “Everything about MCLA intrigued me,” she said. “The small class sizes, the beautiful learning environment, and, of course, the…

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