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Nicholas Arena, Managing Editor.

The deadly sin that is pride

By Nick Arena   What would the anniversary of the Boston bombing be without a bomb hoax to get us all riled up? A Boston man has been arrested for allegedly telling police he was holding a backpack containing a rice cooker. Normally a rice cooker wouldn’t seem too threatening, but given the bombs that the Tsarnaev’s fashioned were from […]

by · April 16, 2014 · Opinion
Untying knots that bind us

Untying knots that bind us

By Gabriel Kogel   Last week I promised to go into greater detail about the eightfold path of Buddhism. But, I’ve decided this aspect of the Buddha’s teaching is unnecessarily complex, at least for me, and at least for now. What holds interest for me isn’t striving to lead the most moral life possible through the practice of self-discipline. Instead, […]

by · April 16, 2014 · Opinion
Senior Jimmy Dunn and sophomore Marcus Neverson rehearse in the Black Box.

Review: Angels in America

By Raanan Sarid-Segal   “Angels in America” is, without a doubt, my favorite stage drama of all time. It beats out Shakespeare, Pushkin, Chekov and any number of other straight dramatic plays. Its depth and complexity, its willingness to be brazenly avant-garde, its peculiarly Brechtian approach to drama captured my heart from the first moment I came across it. As […]

by · April 16, 2014 · A&E, Front Page
Meet the Candidates: Taylor, Lucas and Jacob

Meet the Candidates: Taylor, Lucas and Jacob

Meet the candidates! Spring Elections will be held April 16 and 17 in the Campus Center Marketplace from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Voters may cast their vote for either party running. Read more about this group, as well as their opponents Brendan Peltier, Alexandra Kadel, and Ama Adwetewa-Badu. Taylor Krowitz: Class of 2015 Running for: President What clubs or […]

by · April 15, 2014 · News, Online Exclusive, Top Stories
Meet the Candidates: Brendan, Alexandra and Ama

Meet the Candidates: Brendan, Alexandra and Ama

  Meet the candidates! Spring Elections will be held April 16 and 17 in the Campus Center Marketplace from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Voters may cast their vote for either party running. Read more about this group, as well as their opponents Taylor Krowitz, Lucas McDiarmid, and Jacob Fennell.   Brendan Peltier, Class of 2015 Running for: President What […]

by · April 15, 2014 · News, Online Exclusive
Enrollment is on the decline

Enrollment is on the decline

By Jess Gamari   In the fall of 2012, the number of full time undergraduate students enrolled in colleges and universities across the nation fell by nearly half a million after 20 years of substantial growth, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This number has been on decline ever since. The College has seen a 10 percent decline in full […]

by · April 9, 2014 · Front Page, News
Junior Ian Coyne enjoys a
cigarette outside of the library
under the“No Smoking” sign.

MCLA begins reevaluating its current smoking policies

By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney   A group of faculty, staff and students both non-smokers and smokers, have formed a task force to discuss the opportunity for better wellness on campus, with a smoking policy on its agenda. The Smoking Policy Task Force, generated by Charlotte Degen, vice president of Student Affairs and Mary Ellen Olenyk, director of Human Resources, will serve […]

by · April 9, 2014 · Front Page, News
MountainOne Donation to help students affected by NARH

MountainOne Donation to help students affected by NARH

By Nick Arena   An article published in the Berkshire Eagle on Tuesday stated that while the Berkshire Medical Center (BMC) satellite emergency facility is still planned for North County, it may not be placed in the former North Adams Regional Hospital (NARH) building due to the high cost of maintaining it. The College is stepping up to assist students […]

by · April 9, 2014 · Front Page, News
College talks academic honesty outside of class

College talks academic honesty outside of class

By Jess Gamari   Cindy Brown, vice president of Academic Affairs, and Fine and Performing Arts Professor Christine Condaris spoke to the SGA about beginning a discussion of the College possibly adopting an honor code. This honor code would go beyond the academic honesty policy in the student handbook, according to Brown, making students responsible for their behavior outside of […]

by · April 9, 2014 · News, Slideshow
History professor honored at Berkshire Awards

History professor honored at Berkshire Awards

By Chunyu “Judy” Leng   History Professor Frances Jones-Sneed was honored at the second annual Berkshire Awards in recognition of her contributions to discovering and documenting the heritage of the black community in the Berkshires. She and two others from the area were honored at the Berkshire Museum on March 21. “I felt very humble when I got the news,” […]

by · April 9, 2014 · News
Freshman Colby Harvish logs in to check his FirstClass email.

FirstClass to be replaced with Office 365

By Alexander Moore   The Information Technology department plans to replace the FirstClass email system with Microsoft Office 365. “FirstClass is an older product; it’s just time to move to something new,” said chief information officer Curt King. “We want something we can integrate more into people’s daily lives.” Associate dean of information technology Peter Allmaker said Office 365 will […]

by · April 9, 2014 · News, Slideshow
The College looks to possibly reform smoking policy

The College looks to possibly reform smoking policy

By Yvonna Camacho   Seven out of nine colleges in the state university system in Massachusetts are 100 percent smoke-free. These include Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Bridgewater, Fitchburg, Framingham, Salem, Westfield, and Worcester State Universities. The Beacon reviewed the smoking policies of each school with an online search. Massachusetts College of Art and Design and the College are not among those […]

by · April 9, 2014 · News
Student works to keep MassPIRG on campus

Student works to keep MassPIRG on campus

By Caitlin O’Neill   As students pass through the Campus Center Marketplace during the week, they can often find themselves being waved at and greeted by a witty, bold young lady with a very bright, charismatic energy. Morgan McCarthy’s enthusiasm draws students to her table every week, ready to do whatever she asks of them. But she doesn’t want these […]

by · April 9, 2014 · News
Campus conversation on higher education

Campus conversation on higher education

By Nicholas Swanson   President Mary Grant led the first of three campus conversations happening this semester on the changing nature of higher education. Grant opened the topic on Monday by giving a big picture point-of-view explaining attention given to education by today’s leaders. Others were then able to share their own perspective on the subject. “This is not the […]

by · April 9, 2014 · News
Undergraduate Research Conference to be April 17

Undergraduate Research Conference to be April 17

By Nick Swanson   Students are putting their final touches on presentations for the Undergraduate Research Conference (URC). The conference will occur on Thursday April 17. “When we first had the research conference it was just biology, psychology, and math,” said Ann Billetz professor of biology and director of URC continued. “Now we have presentations from across the board of […]

by · April 9, 2014 · News