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  • The Fine and Performing Arts (FPA) department is in the process of planning two theater productions this semester. Professor and director Douglas Jenkins presents the spring Main Stage production of “Oscar and Felix.” The performance, scheduled to debut at the end of February, is an updated version of Neil Simon’s...

    Theater department to present classic plays

    The Fine and Performing Arts (FPA) department is in the process of planning two theater productions this semester. Professor and director Douglas Jenkins presents the spring Main Stage production of “Oscar and Felix.” The performance, scheduled to debut at the end of February, is an updated version of Neil Simon’s…

  • Review by Raanan Sarid-Segal   “20 Feet from Stardom” captured my heart in the summer of 2013. It was nowhere near the best documentary released, not in a year when giants like “The Act of Killing” and “Leviathan” and intimate masterpieces like “Stories We Tell” were unleashed upon the world,...

    “20 Feet from Stardom” sheds light on murky music industry

    Review by Raanan Sarid-Segal   “20 Feet from Stardom” captured my heart in the summer of 2013. It was nowhere near the best documentary released, not in a year when giants like “The Act of Killing” and “Leviathan” and intimate masterpieces like “Stories We Tell” were unleashed upon the world,…

  • By Jesse Collings   In the United States, there are a lot of holidays that celebrate America. There is the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Flag Day, Memorial Day, Veterans Day, Presidents Day and many other lesser known holidays. Each of these holidays celebrate different topics, but they all aim toward...

    America’s game, America’s day

    By Jesse Collings   In the United States, there are a lot of holidays that celebrate America. There is the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Flag Day, Memorial Day, Veterans Day, Presidents Day and many other lesser known holidays. Each of these holidays celebrate different topics, but they all aim toward…

  • Freshman Kayla Hotaling was named MASCAC Rookie of the Week on Monday, becoming the fifth Trailblazer to earn that honor this season, joining teamates Brayleigh Hanlon, Ashley Clawson, Courtney McLaughlin and Courtney Durivage. Hotaling battled injuries at the start of the season, which prevented her from playing until January 18th...

    Hotaling named Rookie of the Week

    Freshman Kayla Hotaling was named MASCAC Rookie of the Week on Monday, becoming the fifth Trailblazer to earn that honor this season, joining teamates Brayleigh Hanlon, Ashley Clawson, Courtney McLaughlin and Courtney Durivage. Hotaling battled injuries at the start of the season, which prevented her from playing until January 18th…

  • So far it has been a tough season for the Women’s Basketball team in the winning/losing column.  After classes started a few weeks ago the women have struggled to find a win, coming up short in their last four games. “Although our record in MASCAC play isn’t what we want...

    Women’s basketball endures losing skid

    So far it has been a tough season for the Women’s Basketball team in the winning/losing column.  After classes started a few weeks ago the women have struggled to find a win, coming up short in their last four games. “Although our record in MASCAC play isn’t what we want…

  • By Kaleigh Anderson   The Men’s Basketball team got a rough start in conference play, as they currently hold a record of 2-4 in the MASCAC. “It’s a tough season so far,” senior Tyriq Rochester said, “but I still have faith in us to turn it around.” On Tuesday, MCLA...

    Men’s basketball behind in MASCAC

    By Kaleigh Anderson   The Men’s Basketball team got a rough start in conference play, as they currently hold a record of 2-4 in the MASCAC. “It’s a tough season so far,” senior Tyriq Rochester said, “but I still have faith in us to turn it around.” On Tuesday, MCLA…

  • An Associated Press article on Jan. 22 detailed President Barack Obama’s new initiative to combat sexual assault on college campuses, which will involve the White House Council on Women and Girls. The initiative will involve a 90-day deliberation process, producing recommendations for colleges on how to best combat sexual assault....

    Man up!

    An Associated Press article on Jan. 22 detailed President Barack Obama’s new initiative to combat sexual assault on college campuses, which will involve the White House Council on Women and Girls. The initiative will involve a 90-day deliberation process, producing recommendations for colleges on how to best combat sexual assault….

  • Freshman Emily Meidenbauer’s fifth fiction novel “Love Brooke,” the sequel to “Dear Elliot,” goes on sale Saturday. Along with her previous works, “Love Brooke” can be purchased through Amazon, Kindle, Barnes and Noble websites and the CreateSpace E-store. In “Love Brooke,” Meidenbauer reunites her characters Elliot and Brooke, 25 years...

    Emily Meidenbauer, freshman, publishes “Love Brooke”

    Freshman Emily Meidenbauer’s fifth fiction novel “Love Brooke,” the sequel to “Dear Elliot,” goes on sale Saturday. Along with her previous works, “Love Brooke” can be purchased through Amazon, Kindle, Barnes and Noble websites and the CreateSpace E-store. In “Love Brooke,” Meidenbauer reunites her characters Elliot and Brooke, 25 years…

  • MCLA Presents! will bring to the community a weekend of soulful sounds via New Orleans, Boston and the Berkshires as Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) hosts the Ninth Annual Blues and Funk Festival on Friday, Feb. 7, and Saturday, Feb. 8, at 7:30 p.m....

    Blues and Funk Festival coming soon

    MCLA Presents! will bring to the community a weekend of soulful sounds via New Orleans, Boston and the Berkshires as Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) hosts the Ninth Annual Blues and Funk Festival on Friday, Feb. 7, and Saturday, Feb. 8, at 7:30 p.m….

  • By Gabriel Kogel   North County EATS, also known as North Berkshire Restaurant Week, is continuing through Saturday at 18 participating restaurants. In an effort to tempt diners to go out during the slowest time of the year for restaurants, 18 participating eateries in the Adams, North Adams and Williamstown...

    Local eateries offer discounts

    By Gabriel Kogel   North County EATS, also known as North Berkshire Restaurant Week, is continuing through Saturday at 18 participating restaurants. In an effort to tempt diners to go out during the slowest time of the year for restaurants, 18 participating eateries in the Adams, North Adams and Williamstown…

  • By Idalis Foster   The Trayvon Martin case could serve as a catalyst for discussions on gun laws and the justice system in addition to issues of race, according to Williams College professor Neil Roberts. On Wednesday, Jan. 22, the assistant professor and African Studies Affiliate in the Department of...

    Hip-hop: an overlooked medium for decoding

    By Idalis Foster   The Trayvon Martin case could serve as a catalyst for discussions on gun laws and the justice system in addition to issues of race, according to Williams College professor Neil Roberts. On Wednesday, Jan. 22, the assistant professor and African Studies Affiliate in the Department of…

  • By Alexander Moore   The College Cadets program visited campus for its first session on Tuesday. The program, created and coordinated by Rozlyn Cummings, gives teens from the Berkshire area an opportunity to see what college life is like outside of the classroom. “College isn’t just about studying the books,...

    Local teens observe college life firsthand

    By Alexander Moore   The College Cadets program visited campus for its first session on Tuesday. The program, created and coordinated by Rozlyn Cummings, gives teens from the Berkshire area an opportunity to see what college life is like outside of the classroom. “College isn’t just about studying the books,…

  • By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney   Students Taking Action for Gender Equality (STAGE) will hold its annual ‘Sextival’ event on Saturday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Venable Gym. The event will be open to everyone on campus. A number of campus clubs will run tables in the gym. The carnival-themed affair will...

    STAGE to hold Sextival

    By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney   Students Taking Action for Gender Equality (STAGE) will hold its annual ‘Sextival’ event on Saturday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Venable Gym. The event will be open to everyone on campus. A number of campus clubs will run tables in the gym. The carnival-themed affair will…

  • By Jess Gamari   While most visual artists don’t typically consider themselves writers, it is important they have the proper writing skills to compete in the market, according to Dr. Alke Gröppel-Wegener. Gröppel-Wegener visited the College this semester as part of the artist-in-residence program, funded by the Hardman Family Endowment....

    Artist encourages strong writing skills across majors

    By Jess Gamari   While most visual artists don’t typically consider themselves writers, it is important they have the proper writing skills to compete in the market, according to Dr. Alke Gröppel-Wegener. Gröppel-Wegener visited the College this semester as part of the artist-in-residence program, funded by the Hardman Family Endowment….

  • By Jenna O’Connor   Musical theater club, Harlequin and Shakespeare club, Yorick are preparing for their full-scale productions which will be debuting after spring break. Harlequin presents the Tony Award winning musical, Robert Marx and Jeff Lopez’s, “Avenue Q,” and Yorick presents the lesser known work of “Pericles, Prince of...

    Performance clubs prepare for spring shows

    By Jenna O’Connor   Musical theater club, Harlequin and Shakespeare club, Yorick are preparing for their full-scale productions which will be debuting after spring break. Harlequin presents the Tony Award winning musical, Robert Marx and Jeff Lopez’s, “Avenue Q,” and Yorick presents the lesser known work of “Pericles, Prince of…

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