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After long delay, softball resumes play

After long delay, softball resumes play

By James Hunter   The unpredictable weather of the Berkshires has left the Trailblazers with little to no game time since their return from Florida for training. However, it appears that their luck with the weather has finally turned around. “It has been tough for us these past few weeks with all these cancelled games, but we are trying to […]

by · April 9, 2014 · Front Page, Sports
MCLA chooses the mountain lion as its official mascot.

Baseball’s bats fall silent on the road

By Kelsey Marini   The baseball team failed to put any runs on the score board against Salem State. They lost both games in their second conference double header of the season, losing 5-0 and 4-0. The men also had a game on Tuesday, against Union College. Union dominated the Trailblazers in a whopping 11-0 loss. This pushes the Trailblazers […]

by · April 9, 2014 · Sports
MCLA chooses the mountain lion as its official mascot.

Tennis swept over weekend

By Jesse Collings   The Men’s Tennis team dropped two conference games at home over the weekend, brining their record to 1-4 on the season and 0-3 in the conference. On Saturday, MCLA was soundly beaten by visiting Thomas College, dropping the match 9-0. In singles competition, the Trailblazers were overwhelmed, as Christian Sanchez was the only player to earn […]

by · April 9, 2014 · Sports
Lessons of Siddhartha Gautama

Lessons of Siddhartha Gautama

By Gabriel Kogel   Imagine you’ve spent the last six years practicing long meditation sessions, grueling yoga practice, and an acetic starvation diet, all in pursuit of deep spiritual truth. Nearing death from pushing your body far beyond its limits, but no closer to your goal, you break your fast and accept a bowl of rice pudding from a compassionate […]

by · April 9, 2014 · Opinion
Scoop on loopholes

Scoop on loopholes

By Jess Gamari   Of the many admirable qualities of Tyrion Lannister, my favorites are his witty comebacks and ability to find a loophole in any grim predicament. Which got me thinking, what is an actual loophole? Loopholes, as we know them today, are conditions that have been left out of a rule or legal document. Finding a loophole is […]

by · April 9, 2014 · Opinion
All of the options

All of the options

Now that the sun is ready to bring North Adams some warmth, it’s a good idea to broaden your exercise routine. For a start, you could do some or all of it outside. Some people prefer to run outside only, and that’s fine, and actually better for the muscles. As for strength training, go ahead and continue with that outside, […]

by · April 9, 2014 · Opinion
Nicholas Arena, Managing Editor.

Identity Crisis

By Nick Arena   I have come to terms with the fact that I have an addiction. From what I’ve been told, the first step towards correcting a problem like this is admitting you have one. I spend a good couple of hours everyday surfing websites like BuzzFeed and Zimbio to find quizzes that will tell me which ‘Game of […]

by · April 9, 2014 · Opinion
Allegrettos Concert

Allegrettos Concert

By Ran Sarid-Segal   Allegrettos Presents was a decent evening out, a short and lively event where the audience can have their expectations of competently performed music fulfilled for them. The problem with discussing the performance further is that there is not a great deal to say about the matter. The good performances this evening dominate the memory more than the […]

by · April 5, 2014 · A&E
Cell towers collapse in Florida

Cell towers collapse in Florida

By Jess Gamari   The temporary cell tower in the MCLA Public Safety parking lot was removed yesterday afternoon after AT&T Wireless confirmed the temporary tower on Florida Mountain was providing adequate signal strength needed for operation, according to Charles Kimberling of maintenance and facilities at the College. The College reached out to AT&T Wireless to set up the temporary […]

by · April 2, 2014 · Front Page, News
BMC looks to reopen NARH emergency

BMC looks to reopen NARH emergency

By Nick Arena and Jess Gamari   The doors of North Adams Regional Hospital (NARH) closed on Friday, but the Berkshire County community and state and local legislators are working toward a solution to the lack of medical service in the immediate area. Governor Deval Patrick spoke at the College Tuesday morning regarding the issue. “The expectation is that there […]

by · April 2, 2014 · Front Page, News
Multiple pieces of furniture were vandalized
in the Feigenbaum Center.

Science Center vandalized

By Nick Arena   A number of articles of furniture and fixtures in the Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation were reported as vandalized on Monday. “The vandalism was reported to Campus Police on Monday, March 31, 2014 at 11:09 a.m.,” Director of Public Safety Joseph Charon said in an email. “It is uncertain, at this time, when the incident […]

by · April 2, 2014 · News
Commencement keynote speaker announced

Commencement keynote speaker announced

The College will celebrate its 115th Commencement exercises on Saturday, May 17, beginning at 11 a.m., in the Amsler Campus Center Gymnasium. This year’s keynote speaker will be Dr. Charles F. Desmond, chair of the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education, educator, and community and civic leader, who will receive an honorary Doctor of Public Service. Also receiving honorary degrees this […]

by · April 2, 2014 · News
Taskforce seeks student input on smoking policy

Taskforce seeks student input on smoking policy

By Jess Gamari   The college plans to revisit the smoking policy on campus, according to President Jake Powers. He has met with Vice President of Student Affairs Charlotte Degen and taskforce meetings are scheduled Fridays at noon. “President Degen is looking for students who do and don’t smoke,” advisor Jennifer Craig said. “She knows that there is a population […]

by · April 2, 2014 · News
Student fights for equality and education

Student fights for equality and education

By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney   Ever since junior Carrisa Sacherski got involved with the Susan B. Anthony Women’s Center freshman year, her devotion to promoting gender equality has only gotten stronger. She is a junior double majoring in English and education, and she intends to teach high school after college. Sacherski became treasurer of Students Taking Action for Gender Equality (STAGE) […]

by · April 2, 2014 · News
Panel unravels issues in Crimea

Panel unravels issues in Crimea

By Alexander Moore   Robin Picard, a community development volunter with the Peace Corps who was recently evacuated from the Ukraine, said the crisis in Crimea is more complex than it appears. In a lecture hosted by politcal science and public policy professors Petra Hejnova, Ben Taylor and Robert Bence, alongside Picard, the economic, historical and political state of Ukraine […]

by · April 2, 2014 · News