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New Addition to Wellness Center

New Addition to Wellness Center

By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney Every Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., the MountainOne Wellness Center will host Tapestry Health, a confidential reproductive health care and family planning program for students and the community. It will provide these services to women, men, and adolescents at low costs. “The demand was imperative by students because they didn’t want some services to appear […]

by · September 24, 2014 · Front Page, Top Stories
Where Have All The Heroes Gone?

Where Have All The Heroes Gone?

By Jesse Collings The media today loves to talk about the moral shortcomings of not just athletes, but all famous individuals. We rarely see media coverage of athletes doing great things, and why would we? As humans, we crave to hear about the failure of others, particularly those who have achieved a great amount of success. “Star Quarterback Has Drunken […]

by · September 24, 2014 · Sports, Sports Front Page
Volleyball Spikes Competition

Volleyball Spikes Competition

By Jesse Collings On Saturday, the Volleyball team picked up its fifth straight victory, rallying back from two sets down to defeat Curry College on the road 3-2. This was the second game in a row in which the Trailblazers rallied from two sets down to end up taking the match. Curry assumed control of the first set, comfortably taking […]

by · September 24, 2014 · Sports, Sports Front Page
Finding the Open Net

Finding the Open Net

By Tyler Bacon The Men’s Soccer team opened conference play on Saturday, coming out on top of Worcester State by a score of 3-1. The Trailblazers received goals by three different players as they improved their record to 4-2 on the year and 1-0 in the conference. Worcester State falls to 0-1 in MASCAC play and 1-5-1 overall. The game […]

by · September 24, 2014 · Sports, Sports Front Page
Women’s Soccer Begins MASCAC Play

Women’s Soccer Begins MASCAC Play

By Jesse Collings The Women’s soccer team started conference play on a sour note, falling on the road to Worcester State on Saturday, 4-0. It dropped MCLA to 1-5-1 overall and 0-1 in conference play. Worcester State improved to 5-1 on the season, and 1-0 in MASCAC play. The game started out even, with both teams locked at zero after […]

by · September 24, 2014 · Sports, Sports Front Page
Barry and Nancy Garton of Brewhaha.

Healthy Alternatives Abound in North Adams

By Christopher Johnson North Adams, Mass.—While the popular image of the college food situation involves students shriveling away in their dorm rooms eyeing empty wrappers, healthy food alternatives abound in this small college town. Brewhaha and The Parlor Café serve a variety of “home-cooked” meals for the exhausted student, and the weekly North Adams Farmers Market offers diverse fruits and […]

by · September 24, 2014 · A&E
Photo taken from Mass EDMC.

EDM Gains Popularity on College Campuses

By Nicole L’Etoile EDM, or Electronic Dance Music, has become very popular in recent years. EDM festivals are hosted for people to become one with the music and experience it with others around them. Many believe that drugs need to be involved at an EDM festival for the audience to have a good time, but that’s not what EDMC (EDM […]

by · September 24, 2014 · A&E, Slideshow
Smoking Policy Revised Based on Campus Opinion

Smoking Policy Revised Based on Campus Opinion

By Isabel McKenzie The College’s smoking policy has been revised by implementing signs across campus since the beginning of the fall semester. As part of the updated policy, these signs designate smoking and non-smoking areas. Cigarette disposal canisters have also been provided. According to Human Resources director Mary Ellen Olenyk, the signs are only transitional. Signage, benches, and receptacles will […]

by · September 18, 2014 · Front Page, News
President Leaves Legacy of Vision

President Leaves Legacy of Vision

Along the walk, President Mary Grant heard a few local, young girls asking, “Are we near the college?” At that moment is when Grant realized what a small part of her mission would be in leading the establishment to a dignified level. She felt confused and baffled that children in North Adams were unaware of the location of the College, […]

by · September 18, 2014 · Front Page, News, Slideshow, Top Stories
Junior Amanda McField checks her email on the new Office 365 system at The Parlor Cafe.

The Transition to Office 365

By Idalis Foster This past summer, the Information Technology department officially switched from the FirstClass email system to Microsoft Office 365. The transition was gradual, beginning on June 25th and involving several announcements and planning tips, culminating on July 26th with the official move to the new system. According to chief information officer Curt King, the transition acceptance has been […]

by · September 18, 2014 · News, Slideshow
College Granted 10-year Accreditation from NEASC

College Granted 10-year Accreditation from NEASC

By: Nicholas Swanson After a long-term review process the college was re-approved for a 10-year accreditation through New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). “This was longer than a two-year process,” Cindy Brown, vice president of Academic Affairs said. “The self-study is the longest part and evolves every part of the campus.” According to Brown, in order to write […]

by · September 18, 2014 · Front Page, News
Four Grants Received That Benefit Student Opportunity on Campus

Four Grants Received That Benefit Student Opportunity on Campus

By: Nicholas Swanson Within six months the college was awarded four grants from separate foundations, each is structured regarding an important cause to benefit students. The National Science Foundation (NSF) contributed two of the four grants that were given to the college. The first that passed is worth $639,826 to fund Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-Stem). There […]

by · September 18, 2014 · Front Page, News
Nicholas Arena, Managing Editor.

In My Humble Opinion: Our Failure to Slay the Hydra

By Nick Arena Yesterday, the New York Times posted an article about a statement made by President Obama regarding the United States’ action versus the latest and greatest terror threat, ISIS. The President said that the troops deployed in Iraq will not be drawn into ground combat with the terror group, and that we do not intend to start another […]

by · September 18, 2014 · Opinion
Search & Brown

Search & Brown

By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney Board of Trustees appoints Cindy Brown as interim president and declares search committee The Board of Trustees has appointed Cindy Brown, vice president of Academic Affairs. She will serve during the time between President Mary Grant’s departure at the end of the fall semester and until the arrival of the next president. Celia Norcross, Director of Student Development, […]

by · September 17, 2014 · Front Page, News, Slideshow, Top Stories
Fair Territory; With Ray Rice, NFL Is Not the Only One to Blame

Fair Territory; With Ray Rice, NFL Is Not the Only One to Blame

By Jesse Collings With the NFL currently in a PR nightmare, many people have aired opinions about how the league should conduct itself in regards to domestic violence. Obviously, domestic abuse has no place anywhere in society, and the NFL’s original punishment of Ray Rice was a joke. But while the NFL has bungled the Ray Rice situation at almost […]

by · September 17, 2014 · Sports