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Pakistani Journalists Emphasize Freedom of Expression in U.S.

By Idalis Foster On October 7, 2014, two Pakistani journalists visited MCLA as part of the International Center for Journalists’ and the U.S.-Pakistan Professional Partnership in Journalism. Samiullah Randhawa, reporter for the Daily Bazyab, and Abdul Bari Madokhail, feature writer for the Daily Jehan, spoke to classes and The Beacon about the dangers of reporting in Pakistan and the differences […]

by · October 15, 2014 · Front Page, News, Slideshow, Top Stories

Editorial The removal of a large number the Oct. 9 issue of Beacon newspapers occurred on Monday at some time prior to an Open House event, hosted by the Admissions office. The Beacon speculates that the removal was because issue four of the Beacon displayed bomb threat and drug bust news on the front page. These papers were removed from […]

by · October 15, 2014 · Features, Front Page, News, Opinion, Slideshow, Top Stories
Women’s Tennis Comes to an End

Women’s Tennis Comes to an End

By Jesse Collings The women’s tennis team season came to an end on Saturday when they lost to Castleton State, 7-2, in the North Atlantic Conference semi-finals. It was the Trailblazers first trip ever to the NAC playoffs since they joined the conference in 2011. MCLA finishes the season with a 7-7 record overall and a record of 4-2 in […]

by · October 15, 2014 · Sports, Sports Front Page
Women’s Soccer Drops Key MASCAC Game

Women’s Soccer Drops Key MASCAC Game

By Jesse Collings The women’s soccer team headed east to visit conference rival Framingham State on Saturday and was hit by a second-half blitz. Framingham scored four goals in fifteen minutes to crush the visiting Trailblazers, 5-0. MCLA drops to 3-8-1 overall and 1-3 in MASCAC play, while Framingham State improved to 8-4 overall and 3-1 in conference play. The […]

by · October 15, 2014 · Sports, Sports Front Page
Volleyball Sweeps Doubleheader

Volleyball Sweeps Doubleheader

By Jesse Collings The Volleyball team earned its first conference victory of the season on Monday and added a nonconference win to boot, traveling to Massachusetts Maritime and defeating the Buccaneers, 3-0. MCLA would then win in its second match of the day, defeating Becker College, 3-1, finishing the day undefeated. The Trailblazers sunk Maritime in the opening game, sweeping […]

by · October 15, 2014 · Sports, Sports Front Page
Men’s Soccer Slugs It Out

Men’s Soccer Slugs It Out

By Tyler Bacon The Men’s Soccer team came back from a 2-0 deficit, but surrendered a later second half goal as they fell to College of Mount Saint Vincent 3-2 on Monday in a non-league soccer game. The loss drops the Trailblazers to 6-6-1 overall while Mount Saint Vincent improves to 6-8 on the season. In the first half, Dennis […]

by · October 15, 2014 · Sports, Sports Front Page
Positive Sports

Positive Sports

By Jesse Collings For anyone who doesn’t like sports, the appeal of athletics can be dismissed by simply saying that sports put an unnecessary strain on an individual’s life. Watching football can be really fun and exciting, but it isn’t necessarily a relaxing experience. Oftentimes, especially after my team loses, I would rather do anything than follow sports over the […]

by · October 15, 2014 · Sports, Sports Front Page
Scholarship Benefits Local Young Dancer

Scholarship Benefits Local Young Dancer

By Rachel Fitterman Dance Company has always been dedicated to giving back to the community, and they were pleasantly surprised to receive a handwritten thank-you card after giving out two scholarships to young students at the Berkshire Dance Theatre (BDT). 11-year-old Chloe Stitcher, of Bennington, Vt., a student at BDT, sent the note after being chosen as a recipient. According […]

by · October 15, 2014 · A&E
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‘Motherf**ker’ is Dynamic, Dark

By Christopher Johnson North Adams, Mass.—The most notable quality of the performances in “Motherf***er with the Hat,” directed by Sara Katzoff, was the vehemence captured in so many of the characters’ relations to each other, a kind of anger or faux, friendly anger that seems appropriate for any number of tempests that go around in the heads of those in […]

by · October 15, 2014 · A&E, Front Page, Slideshow, Top Stories
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Forging Friendship through Shakespeare

By Rachel Fitterman “The play’s the thing!” as the famous Danish prince once said, and Yorick has found this to be exponentially true as they forge friendship and community through theatre. “We found our family here,” vice president and senior Jake Bonenfant said. “It was the most welcoming environment,” treasurer Lance Ruggiero, also a senior, added. Bonenfant and Ruggerio both […]

by · October 15, 2014 · A&E, Slideshow
Abraham.In.Motion comes to Mass MoCA

Abraham.In.Motion comes to Mass MoCA

By Nicole L’Etoile This upcoming Saturday and Sunday, MASS MoCA will be hosting choreographer Kyle Abraham’s dance performance titled “The Watershed,” which is part of Abraham.In.Motion, described by the official MASS MoCA press release as “a signature blend of postmodern traditions, urban influences, and classical form [that] delivers meaning and message through excitingly original dancing.” It is a collection of […]

by · October 15, 2014 · A&E
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Equality Issues in the NFL

By Nick Arena Last week’s game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the New England Patriots has sparked yet another controversial conversation in the NFL. On Sept. 29, the Chiefs took down the Patriots with a score of 41 – 14, which is depressing enough as is for any Pats fan. During the game, Hussain Abdullah, a safety for the […]

by · October 8, 2014 · Opinion
Liquid Courage

Liquid Courage

By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney For some students, the weekend starts on Thursday, but for others, it may begin late afternoon Friday. What’s one of the first things that come to mind at the start of a relieving weekend? Beers, shots, parties, funneling, shot-gunning, or any way to get drunk quickly. Of course your college years are the best time to experiment […]

by · October 8, 2014 · Opinion
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Student Arrested for Bomb Threat

By Nick Arena An arrest has been made for the bomb threat that occurred on Monday morning. Senior Jarret Ferriter was arraigned on Tuesday in Northern Berkshire District Court for an alleged connection to the threat. “It was linked back [to Ferriter] through witness who were in the area of the townhouses who saw him, and subsequently he was interviewed […]

by · October 8, 2014 · Front Page, News, Slideshow, Top Stories
Two Students Arrested in Drug Bust on Campus

Two Students Arrested in Drug Bust on Campus

By Nick Arena Two students were arrested on drug charges early Monday morning, shortly before the bomb threats were called in. Juniors William Boos and Korey Scott were arrested as a part of a coordinated investigation, according to Michael Cozzaglio, director of the North Adams Police Department (NAPD). “This was a cooperative effort between the campus police department, the North […]

by · October 8, 2014 · Front Page, News, Top Stories