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BETTY performs their unique punk/chamber pop sound at
Mass MoCA’s Club B-10.

BETTY performs intimate show at MoCA’s Club-B10

By Jenna O’Connor   With smooth, harmonious vocals and memorable guitar riffs mixed with the palpable sounds of the cello, alternative rock group, BETTY, performed at Mass MoCA Saturday night in the cozy and intimate Club B-10. Known for their strong vocal harmonies and their tough attitudes, BETTY consists of sisters Amy (vocals, cello) and Elizabeth (vocals, guitar) Ziff, and […]

by · March 27, 2014 · A&E
From left, Ellen Doré Watson, Amy Dryansky, and Annie Boutelle share their poetry at Gallery 51.

Women writers share their processes at G51.

By Rachel Fitterman   Three poets gathered in Gallery 51 last Saturday to discuss literary identity in “Woman Talk: The Voices We Write,” as part of the month-long Berkshire Festival of Women Writers. The event, hosted by Tupelo Press, featured Annie Boutelle, Ellen Doré Watson and Amy Dryansky, all published poets and professors at Mt. Holyoke and Smith Colleges. “We […]

by · March 27, 2014 · A&E
The kids are alright

The kids are alright

By Jesse Collings   Part of the thrill of the NCAA Tournament is that stars that are made during the tournament will soon be seen playing at the next level. With the 2014 NBA Draft supposed to be the most star-studded draft in the last several years, the NCAA Tournament was going to be the showcase for all these future […]

by · March 27, 2014 · Opinion, Sports
MCLA chooses the mountain lion as its official mascot.

Baseball drops fifth straight

By Kelsey Marini   The men’s team fell short of a victory over Clark University, giving up seven runs in the final innings. The final score was 5-9. This marked the team’s fifth consecutive loss of the season, making their record 2-7. Clark earned an early run, scoring in the first inning. In the fifth inning, Cody Weaver scored off […]

by · March 27, 2014 · Sports
Quackenbush strikes for MCLA

Quackenbush strikes for MCLA

By James Hunter   Rachel Quackenbush, sophomore, has been a dominant player for the Trailblazers in her first two seasons on the team.  Rachel has garnered attention since she first got to the program. In 2013, she was named Rookie of the Year, Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) First Team, and also Team MVP all in one season.  Softball […]

by · March 27, 2014 · Front Page, Sports
Coming up big at short

Coming up big at short

By Kaleigh Anderson   Michael Sullivan has worked hard to become a force to be reckoned with in the MASCAC conference. Pegged as one of MCLA’s top players this season, Michael has played baseball for 15 years, starting his career at age 6 in Wareham, Mass. Currently playing shortstop and pitching for the Trailblazers, he is considered a valuable player […]

by · March 27, 2014 · Sports
MCLA chooses the mountain lion as its official mascot.

SAAC hosts roundtable discussion on student-athlete achievement

By Jesse Collings   Former MCLA student-athletes met with current student-athletes on Sunday to discuss the way student-athletes can use what they learned as atheltes, and apply it to the working world after graduation. The second annual alumni round table panel discussion took place at the Feigenbaum Science Center. The event was attended by alumni from a wide array of […]

by · March 27, 2014 · Sports
Frustrating wait for Steinem lecture

Frustrating wait for Steinem lecture

I would like to express my concern about the reputation of MCLA when it concerns invitations to community events. As you probably have heard, there was an exceptionally long wait for entrance into the Gloria Steinem presentation.  I arrived 40 minutes before the event was to begin and waited way too long before the doors were open.  Why couldn’t the […]

by · March 27, 2014 · Letters to the Editor
Worry and stress: tough it out, or accept it?

Worry and stress: tough it out, or accept it?

By Gabriel Kogel   If you’re anything like me, it’s this stretch of the semester when pressure begins to rise and worry becomes an unwelcome companion. When I worry, I often think about the old expression: “when the going gets tough, the tough get going.” I’ve always wanted to be tough, but I’m starting to realize nobody really is, instead, […]

by · March 27, 2014 · Opinion
NASA astronauts to perform tonight

NASA astronauts to perform tonight

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) astronauts Catherine “Cady” Coleman, Ph.D., and Daniel C. Burbank will combine a musical performance with a presentation on living and working in space at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation on Thursday, March 27, at 5:30 p.m. This Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) event, “STEAM: A […]

by · March 27, 2014 · News
Too quick to quit

Too quick to quit

By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney   The term “willpower” can mean anything. To me, it is the ability to keep going and refusing to quit. It is your energetic determination, and if there’s one important characteristic to have, it is willpower. Unfortunately, willpower goes hand-in-hand with the desire to quit. During a really hard workout, the two constantly bump heads. I find […]

by · March 27, 2014 · Opinion
North Adams Regional Hospital has served the College and local communities for over a century.

North Adams Regional Hospital to close Friday

By Nick Arena   The news broke Tuesday afternoon that North Adams Regional Hospital (NARH) would be closing its doors tomorrow, after 129 years, leaving the city of North Adams and the College without easily accessible emergency care. “The Northern Berkshires need a hospital. Everyone in the region – patients and employees, most acutely – will be impacted by the […]

by · March 27, 2014 · Front Page, News, Slideshow
Cast members of "Avenue Q" promote the show before spring break.

“Avenue Q” carried by easy chemistry and quick dialogue

By Raanan Sarid-Segal   “Avenue Q” is one of the more popular plays to hit Broadway and the theater community in a long time, and it is easy to see why. The play easily combines feel-good charm with the veneer of ironic detachment and “edgy” humor to create a play that seems perfectly engineered to appeal to high-school and college age […]

by · March 20, 2014 · A&E, Opinion
Kevin Moran has worked at various positions and locations in
the news field for the last 20 years.

20 years of journalism experience

By Gabriel Kogel   Kevin Moran, vice president of news for New England Newspapers Inc., visited college from Monday through Wednesday as this year’s Hardman Journalist in Residence.     Moran gave a speech entitled: “The Future of News: What’s in it for you?” yesterday, and took questions afterward. “We need our community to be engaged, and we need to engage the […]

by · March 19, 2014 · Front Page, News
Senior days events and trips announced

Senior days events and trips announced

By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney   The week after final exams, graduating seniors have the ability to celebrate their success and say goodbye with a variety of activities, trips, gifts, and class bonding, which will end with commencement on Saturday, May 17. Packages for senior days will be sold starting March 31 through April 18, which include an events package for $80, […]

by · March 19, 2014 · Front Page, News