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  • 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…

  • By Jesse Collings   The Men’s Basketball team will continue their first home stand of the season this weekend as they host the Tri-State Shootout. The tournament will open tomorrow as the Trailblazers (2-4) hosts Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (0-4). Tip-off is at 6 p.m., with the Blazers looking to snap...

    Men’s ball to host Tri-State Shootout

    By Jesse Collings   The Men’s Basketball team will continue their first home stand of the season this weekend as they host the Tri-State Shootout. The tournament will open tomorrow as the Trailblazers (2-4) hosts Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (0-4). Tip-off is at 6 p.m., with the Blazers looking to snap…

  • For the past 100 years, it has been a tradition of Boston to lose an amazing player to a rival team: notably, those players leave and head for the Yankees’ locker room. Jacoby Ellsbury joined that tradition on Tuesday when he signed a contract with the Red Sox rival New...

    Give the Yanks another… Sure.

    For the past 100 years, it has been a tradition of Boston to lose an amazing player to a rival team: notably, those players leave and head for the Yankees’ locker room. Jacoby Ellsbury joined that tradition on Tuesday when he signed a contract with the Red Sox rival New…

  • The Women’s Basketball team lost a tough one this past Sunday against the undefeated Ephs of Williams College, 81-43. The Williams team had control of the game from the very start until the final whistle.  With five players in double figures, the Trailblazers had a tough time responding. Williams was...

    Ephs stay undefeated over Trailblazers

    The Women’s Basketball team lost a tough one this past Sunday against the undefeated Ephs of Williams College, 81-43. The Williams team had control of the game from the very start until the final whistle.  With five players in double figures, the Trailblazers had a tough time responding. Williams was…

  • By Michael Dahlroth   The future is here, maybe. On Sunday night, Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, announced the future of Amazon deliveries: “Prime Air.” The service, announced on 60 Minutes, a TV program on CBS, promises deliveries by octocopters (octocopters are essentially automated drones) to your doorstep...

    Drone attack

    By Michael Dahlroth   The future is here, maybe. On Sunday night, Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, announced the future of Amazon deliveries: “Prime Air.” The service, announced on 60 Minutes, a TV program on CBS, promises deliveries by octocopters (octocopters are essentially automated drones) to your doorstep…

  • Today, Dec. 5   Society of Music Stress Free Drum Circle Venable Gym 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.   Dance Company Performance Venable Theater 8 – 11 p.m.   Class of 2014 Cans for Candy Amsler Campus Center Marketplace 11 a.m. – noon   Dance Company Spring Proposals Table Amsler Campus...

    Check it out! December 5th

    Today, Dec. 5   Society of Music Stress Free Drum Circle Venable Gym 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.   Dance Company Performance Venable Theater 8 – 11 p.m.   Class of 2014 Cans for Candy Amsler Campus Center Marketplace 11 a.m. – noon   Dance Company Spring Proposals Table Amsler Campus…

  • Students, faculty, and other community members sat rapt as they listened to the woman whose own environmental work helped  save the Nashua River on Tuesday, Nov. 19. Environmentalist Marion Stoddart gave her advice on how to start a successful environmental movement as part of the Elizabeth and Lawrence Vadnais Environmental...

    Life lessons in preservation

    Students, faculty, and other community members sat rapt as they listened to the woman whose own environmental work helped  save the Nashua River on Tuesday, Nov. 19. Environmentalist Marion Stoddart gave her advice on how to start a successful environmental movement as part of the Elizabeth and Lawrence Vadnais Environmental…

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