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MCLA chooses the mountain lion as its official mascot.

Women’s lacrosse to begin play next spring

By Raanan Sarid-Segal   The College is getting a new sports team, with a women’s lacrosse team having been approved for varsity status next year. The sport has been practiced privately here for years but is only now getting official sanction by the school to be seen as something more than a club. Next year, the Trailblazers will compete in […]

by · May 1, 2014 · Sports
Legislation aims to improve adjunct professor pay, benefits

Legislation aims to improve adjunct professor pay, benefits

By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney   Adjunct professors working part-time with no benefits at a fraction of what tenured professors earn. Colleges often choose to hire adjuncts to teach some courses instead of hiring full-time, tenure-track professors. New adjunct professors can make $3,000 per course for the first two semesters, then roughly $4,500 per course thereafter; night class professors receive about 20 […]

by · May 1, 2014 · Front Page, News
Governor Deval Patrick visited the campus Friday, along with Representative Gailanne Cariddi
and others to discusse the walk-in clinic at the Wellness Center, and the status of NARH.

Non-emergency clinic opens at Wellness Center

By Nick Arena   Yesterday the MountainOne Wellness Center, partnering with Berkshire Medical Center (BMC), began providing non-emergency care for the College and Northern Berkshire community. According to a press release from BMC, the medical center will provide services on a daily basis from 10 a.m to 10 p.m. from registered nurses and nurse practitioners. Services will be available to […]

by · May 1, 2014 · News, Slideshow
Smoking policy Task Force holds first meeting

Smoking policy Task Force holds first meeting

By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney   The college’s smoking policy task force has combined several small committees and has distributed positions to further research in establishing an updated smoking policy for the campus. A campus wide survey, including faculty and staff, will be available by May 13 either through self-service banner or surveymonkey.com. According to the force’s meeting that was held on […]

by · May 1, 2014 · Front Page, News
MCLA gears up for Commencment 2014

MCLA gears up for Commencment 2014

By Rominda deBarros   The College will celebrate its 115th Commencement in the Amsler Campus Center Gymnasium on Saturday, May 17, beginning at 11 a.m. The Baccalaureate ceremony will be held on Friday, May 16 at 3 p.m. in the Church Street Center. Graduates will start off the Commencement ceremony with Procession, where they will walk through the College front […]

by · May 1, 2014 · Front Page, News
Seniors display imaginative pieces at G51

Seniors display imaginative pieces at G51

By Rachel Fitterman   The senior art show “Elemental Connections,” which features the thesis work of graduating art majors, opened last week with a diverse and imaginative range of pieces. Stephanie VanBramer’s mixed media paintings aim to mix words and images to create “pieces of stories the viewer can lose themselves in.” VanBramer’s canvases are visually stunning—her work is bold […]

by · May 1, 2014 · A&E, Slideshow
Softball surges into playoffs

Softball surges into playoffs

By James Hunter   The Trailblazers will enter the postseason tomorrow with the second seed after splitting the series with top-seeded Bridgewater State. “Bridgewater is our biggest rivalry in the MASCAC and I can picture it coming down to us versus them in the MASCAC final again,” Samantha Boyle said. Both teams came away from a regular season matchup looking […]

by · May 1, 2014 · Front Page, News
Student fees may face another increase

Student fees may face another increase

By Jess Gamari The State legislature is currently discussing monetary appropriations to give to state universities, according to James Stakenas, Vice President of Administration and Finance. It’s possible this may cause an increase to student fees. “Right now the governor’s budget in the House Committees on Ways and  Means budget is below the level that we need for our appropriations […]

by · May 1, 2014 · News, Slideshow
Possible upgrade for the television studio

Possible upgrade for the television studio

By Kaleigh Anderson   The English/Communications Department is looking for a possible upgrade to the television studio that could occur over the summer and conclude by the start of the next academic year. The estimated cost of this upgrade is around $400,000, according to Peter Gentile, the studios executive director. If approved by the College’s administration, the television studio, located […]

by · May 1, 2014 · Slideshow
Photos: Undergraduate Research Presenters

Photos: Undergraduate Research Presenters

Photos by Andrew Rickets

by · April 23, 2014 · Photos
Sophomore Deven Philbrick
presented at this year’s
Undergraduate Research
Conference.

MCLA celebrates student research

By Nick Swanson   Students presented their final projects at the College’s annual Undergraduate Research Conference (URC), explaining the work they had done this semester. “It’s pleasing to see everybody come together, especially on a day with no classes, to hear various topics, support each other, and learn new things,” Elizabeth Pitroff, student URC volunteer, said. Victoria Welch, alumnus, was […]

by · April 23, 2014 · Front Page, News
From left, QSU Secretary Ollie Freda, President Andrew
McNamara, and Treasurer Mackenzie McCarthy fought for the
club’s new title.

BGLAD now QSU

By Alexander Moore   The Queer Student Union (QSU) received the right to change their name from BGLAD on Monday, April 7. “We wanted a more inclusive group name that would represent us as a whole,” President of QSU Andrew McNamara said. “We were really trying to look for singular word phrases that could fit in the place of BGLAD […]

by · April 23, 2014 · News, Slideshow
SGA Spring Election Results

SGA Spring Election Results

By Jess Gamari   A total of 453  ballots were cast in the SGA elections last week, with six disqualified ballots. Current SGA President Jake Powers said the presidential race came down to a difference of five votes. “The Elections Committee and I recounted the ballots three times,” he said. Winners will be sworn in at the SGA meeting on […]

by · April 23, 2014 · Front Page, News
Environuts members (back from left) Court Smith, Josh Reynolds, Evan Pirnie,
(front from left) Emily Cox, Matthew Roberts, Jonathan Saloio and Liam
Fitzgerald sold pansies to kick of Earth Week.

Club promotes sustainable practices for Earth Week

By Gabriel Kogel   The Environuts sold three trays of pansies on Earth Day to kick off a week of environmentally friendly events. “We want students to keep the natural world in mind all year round, that’s the idea behind selling the pansies. We depend on plants to survive, but they depend on us too,” Environuts President Josh Reynolds said. […]

by · April 23, 2014 · Front Page, News
Public service jobs offer student loan forgiveness

Public service jobs offer student loan forgiveness

By Yvonne Camacho   Senior Charlene Corleto is counting down the days until graduation: 23 remain. With graduation on the horizon, she is also thinking about the number of days until she has to start repaying her student loans. “I’m aware of how much I owe, but I have a feeling not many people talk about their financial situations and […]

by · April 23, 2014 · News