By Jesse Collings When ESPN announced they were going to suspend Bill Simmons for his harsh criticism of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, they did so under the guise that Simmons was “daring” them to do it. Simmons, in an animated rant on his podcast, condemned the commissioner for his lack of transparency during his handling of the Ray Rice situation. […]
By Jesse Collings The women’s soccer team let in a goal early and was unable to recover, losing at home to MASCAC rival Salem State on Saturday, 4-0. The win dropped the Trailblazers down to 2-6-1 on the season, and 0-2 in conference play. Salem State improved to 4-1-2 on the season, and is undefeated in MASCAC play so far […]
By Rachel Fitterman Jonathan Secor, arts management professor and director of the Berkshire Cultural Resources Center (BCRC), will be leaving the College in November. “I’ve been here ten years—longer than I’ve ever been anywhere,” Secor said. “I’ve done some great stuff with some great people, but I believe strongly in the power of change, and the time had come not […]
By Christopher Johnson It is very easy to pay attention solely to sex in Lars von Trier’s “Nymphomaniac,” but the exploration of the human condition through a novelistic narrative is almost more interesting. The story is narrated by Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg), who tells her life story through scenes and chapters from age 5 to age 50. The scenes from her […]
By Nicole L’Etoile The annual North Adams Fall Foliage Parade will take place on Sunday at 1 p.m. The parade will start near Ocean State Job Lot on Route 8 and continue on to Main Street and Ashland Street. “The parade typically has the same participants each year, but it’s getting more and more difficult to get extravagant participants like […]
Photos by Agnella Gross Yorick members (from left to right) Mallory Schettine, Sean Mahoney, Kate Rowell, Mitch Chapman, Julie Castagna, Kelli Furney, and Luke Thompson wait to receive stage directions.
Photos By Osakpolo Igiede The annual ice cream social hosted by the President’s Office welcomed students back to campus and gave clubs the opportunity to make connections with new students.
Photo by Osakpolo Igiede Freshman Lauren Galloway converses with Constitutional Day speaker Martha Davis after “Brown at 60: The Promise, and Limits, of Law,” Wednesday, Sept. 17.
By Nick Arena Emma Watson, the newly appoint United Nations Women goodwill ambassador, gave a speech on Saturday for the up and coming He for She movement, and the mysoginists aren’t taking it lightly. Members of the website 4chan have vowed to release nude photographs of the actress and ambassador to attack her for her statements about equality. For those […]
By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney It’s that time of the year again when fall traditions take over social media: pumpkin spice lattés from Starbucks, selfies with pumpkins, apple picking, and football. All of these are usually enjoyable and good for your health…except the lattés. Lately, I’ve been following a Facebook page called “Food Babe,” run by a woman leading a movement to […]
By Isabel McKenzie The process clubs use to hire students has changed to align with the new employment policy for all student workers at MCLA. Mary Ellen Olenyk, director of Human Resources, held a meeting to review the new employment policy for clubs on Friday. Olenyk stressed that if clubs need to hire a student for employment, they must post […]
By Juanita Doss The mountains, the fresh air, the small class rooms, and the beauty of art brought Diane Scott, professor in the Fine and Performing Arts Department (FPAD), another step closer to accomplishing her longtime goal of making MCLA her new home. Every ten years, Scott makes a strategic plan of goals she wishes to accomplish. Working at a […]
By Idalis Foster This past year, the Violence Against Women Act was expanded to include the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act. The SaVE Act expanded on which incidents of sexual violence must be reported in colleges’ annual security reports to include domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. These incidents were already reported in MCLA’s security reports since before […]
By Nick Swanson The Student Government Association (SGA) hopes to increase future alumni relations by collaborating with the Alumni Association in the Office of Institutional Advancement. “SGA will work with the Alumni Association and help in any way that we can,” SGA president Brendan Peltier said. Alumni Relations Coordinator Jamal Ahamad attended an SGA meeting to explain the details of […]
By Nick Swanson Over 500 new students have enrolled at MCLA this semester, which is a 25 percent increase compared to the enrollment from last year. Records show there are currently 350 freshmen and 165 transfer students new to the MCLA campus. After a long-term review process, the college was granted a 10-year accreditation by the New England Association of […]