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MCLA chooses the mountain lion as its official mascot.

Waiting out the storm

By James Hunter   The Trailblazers will resume their regular season on Thursday, after a long weekend of more practicing and less game-time. They will be away all weekend playing against Southern Vermont, Worcester State, and Salem State. “It’s hard on us having the games canceled,” sophomore Sierra Bailey said. “We play Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday!” It has been […]

by · April 2, 2014 · Sports
Annoyed with A&E coverage

Annoyed with A&E coverage

As a senior Fine and Performing Arts (FPA) student, I’m not impressed with the way Arts & Entertainment is edited, especially when it is edited by some who don’t truly understand the world in which we are immersed in daily. Besides having false words put into my mouth for a comment I had “apparently” said in The Beacon about a […]

by · April 2, 2014 · Letters to the Editor
Southpaw Struggles

Southpaw Struggles

By Jess Gamari   From can openers and punch bowl ladles to proper dining techniques and adjusting videogame set up, the struggle of being left handed in a predominantly right handed world is something about 15 percent of the nation faces every day. Each morning as I walk into class, I’m faced with the slim odds of finding where the […]

by · April 2, 2014 · Opinion
College announces annual day of service

College announces annual day of service

The College and the North Adams Chamber of Commerce and the City of North Adams announce the 22nd Annual Community Day of Service will take place on Saturday, April 12. Registration will begin in the lower level of the MCLA Church Street Center at 9:30 a.m., to be followed by an official welcome and assignments to work teams and projects. […]

by · April 2, 2014 · News
LIT induction Ceremony this Saturday

LIT induction Ceremony this Saturday

On Saturday, 27 juniors and seniors will be inducted into the Lambda Iota Tau Gamma Epsilon Chapter. After being affiliated with the organization since 1981, the College is proud to be celebrating its 33 induction ceremony. Students who are majoring or minoring in English/Communications with a concentration in literature, writing, journalism, broadcast media, public relations and corporate communications or film […]

by · April 2, 2014 · News
VIDEOS: NARH protest

VIDEOS: NARH protest

by · March 28, 2014 · Front Page, News, Slideshow
Photos: North Adams Regional Hospital Protest

Photos: North Adams Regional Hospital Protest

Photos by Richard LaRocque

by · March 28, 2014 · Photos, Slideshow
SAC to host first ever spring concert release party

SAC to host first ever spring concert release party

By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney   Student Activities Council (SAC) will host their first release party on Saturday in the Amsler Campus Center from 6 until 7 p.m. to reveal the musical artist for their annual spring concert. All tables in the Campus Center will be taken over by SAC for the party, presenting a nacho bar, pizza, a photo booth, extreme […]

by · March 27, 2014 · Front Page, News
Committee seeks location for student union

Committee seeks location for student union

By Jess Gamari   Senator Lucas McDiarmid met with Senate chair Taylor Krowitz during Sunday’s ad hoc committee meeting to discuss the possibility of creating a student union. This recreational area would be equipped with a projector system and either a ping pong table or pool table. Vice President Brendan Peltier said that he has been working with Dean Charlotte […]

by · March 27, 2014 · Front Page, News
Students and committee members gathered in Murdock 218 Friday
to discuss methods of keeping students engaged from freshman to
sophomore year.

Easing the transition to sophomore year

By Alexander Moore   The Student Affairs Committee hopes to create a plan to ease the transition from freshman to sophomore year. In a meeting held Friday, two sophomores and members of the committee discussed ways to improve the sophomore experience. “Our job was to compile information and come up with possible suggestions,” Chris Cozzaglio, senate secretary for the Student […]

by · March 27, 2014 · News, Slideshow
Students experience alternative spring break

Students experience alternative spring break

By Nick Swanson   During spring break, ten students traveled the islands of Hawaii, while eighteen others embarked on a service-learning trip to Belize in Central America. Anthropology professor Sumi Colligan led the trip to Hawaii while Spencer Moser, coordinator of the Center for Service and Citizenship, headed the Belize trip. “The Hawaii trip went really well,” Colligan said. “Its […]

by · March 27, 2014 · News
Circus performer addresses social issues

Circus performer addresses social issues

By Rachel Fitterman   Performance artist Jennifer Miller stunned and surprised her audience with circus tricks and a healthy dose of humor during her visiting solo act March 24  in Sullivan Lounge. Miller, who hails from New York City, is the founder of Circus Amok, a queer-oriented, no-animal, one-ring circus that uses its performances to address social issues. Miller herself […]

by · March 27, 2014 · A&E
Norweigan composer to perform at the College

Norweigan composer to perform at the College

Norwegian composer Bjorn Bolstad Skjelbred of Oslo, Norway, will perform a concert of new music in the Church Street Center auditorium on today at 12:30 p.m. The concert – in which Skjelbred will premiere his newest work, “ConVergEnce” for cello and banjo, as well as works by Magnar Am and Wolfgang Plagge – will be preceded by a “meet and […]

by · March 27, 2014 · A&E
Dancers strike a pose at the annual Spring Dance Co. Performance
in Spring 2011.

Graduating senior prepares for last Dance Company show at MoCA

By Shannen Adamites   Senior Dance Company Co-President Alexa Hebard is graduating this spring, and finishing off her last dance of her college career to be shown at the annual performance at Mass MoCA. “It hasn’t really hit me yet that this is my last show, but I’m sure I’ll feel it when I take that final bow on Saturday […]

by · March 27, 2014 · A&E
Dan Froot premieres “Who’s Hungry” this weekend.

MCLA Presents! to feature thoughtful puppetry

MCLA Presents! will offer a night of thought-provoking, experimental puppetry based on the oral histories of homeless and hungry. The College’s Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) presents “Who’s Hungry,” Saturday, at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, at 3:00 p.m. in the North Adams Puppet Lab at 107 Main St. A Bessie Award-winning professor at the University of California-Los […]

by · March 27, 2014 · A&E, Slideshow