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  • By Chunyu “Judy” Leng   When talking about his students and courses he teaches, the light in Benjamin Jacques eye’s reveals how much he loves his career as a professor of English communications. After 24 years of teaching, Jacques will retire at the end of the semester. “When I first...

    Prof. Jacques to retire at end of semester

    By Chunyu “Judy” Leng   When talking about his students and courses he teaches, the light in Benjamin Jacques eye’s reveals how much he loves his career as a professor of English communications. After 24 years of teaching, Jacques will retire at the end of the semester. “When I first…

  • By Shannen Adamites   The Fine and Performing Arts (FPA) department’s annual spring Main Stage production presents Neil Simon’s “Oscar and Felix,” an updated take on the classic comedy, “The Odd Couple,” directed by Douglas Jenkins. The show runs from Feb. 26 – March 1 at 8:00 p.m., with a...

    Main Stage to present updated classic

    By Shannen Adamites   The Fine and Performing Arts (FPA) department’s annual spring Main Stage production presents Neil Simon’s “Oscar and Felix,” an updated take on the classic comedy, “The Odd Couple,” directed by Douglas Jenkins. The show runs from Feb. 26 – March 1 at 8:00 p.m., with a…

  • By Rachel Fitterman   Common Folk, a new artist collective founded by alumna Jessica Sweeney, is looking to give both students and the North Adams community a creative way to express themselves. The group was founded in September 2013 and holds monthly workshops and weekly meetings. “It’s a collective of...

    Common Folk: Defeating the stigma on art appreciation

    By Rachel Fitterman   Common Folk, a new artist collective founded by alumna Jessica Sweeney, is looking to give both students and the North Adams community a creative way to express themselves. The group was founded in September 2013 and holds monthly workshops and weekly meetings. “It’s a collective of…

  • Review by Jenna O’Connor   With smooth drumbeats, offbeat rhythms, varying tempo, and melodic bass lines, two-time Grammy award winning Rastafarian artist, Winston Rodney, also known as Burning Spear, performed at the Hunter Center at MASS MoCA Saturday night. “Having an icon such as Burning Spear come to our community...

    Burning Spear warms up a winter night at MOCA

    Review by Jenna O’Connor   With smooth drumbeats, offbeat rhythms, varying tempo, and melodic bass lines, two-time Grammy award winning Rastafarian artist, Winston Rodney, also known as Burning Spear, performed at the Hunter Center at MASS MoCA Saturday night. “Having an icon such as Burning Spear come to our community…

  • Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, Mass., under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, will present a staged reading of “Dancing Lessons,” a new romantic comedy by playwright Mark St. Germain, on March 8 at 7 p.m. at the Church...

    Barrington Stage Company to hold staged reading of new play

    Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, Mass., under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, will present a staged reading of “Dancing Lessons,” a new romantic comedy by playwright Mark St. Germain, on March 8 at 7 p.m. at the Church…

  • Review by Raanan Sarid-Segal   It is easy to go into “The LEGO Movie” suspicious of its intent. After all, it is a two-hour toy commercial specifically aimed at children. Its very existence leads to questions of how corporate our media has become and how dangerous this could be. But...

    “LEGO Movie” is surprisingly amazing

    Review by Raanan Sarid-Segal   It is easy to go into “The LEGO Movie” suspicious of its intent. After all, it is a two-hour toy commercial specifically aimed at children. Its very existence leads to questions of how corporate our media has become and how dangerous this could be. But…

  • The College will be inducting it’s Class of 2014 into the MCLA Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday. The class will be led by former men’s soccer coach and retired MCLA professor Ron Shewcraft. Shewcraft took over the head coaching position in 1978 and in that same season he coached...

    Six alumni to be inducted into Athletic Hall of Fame

    The College will be inducting it’s Class of 2014 into the MCLA Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday. The class will be led by former men’s soccer coach and retired MCLA professor Ron Shewcraft. Shewcraft took over the head coaching position in 1978 and in that same season he coached…

  • By Kelsey Marini   Kayla Hotaling is a threat on the court. As a freshman she has made her mark on the Women’s Basketball team. Her height gives her great advantage in making rebounds and putting up quick shots. It is no wonder she leads the team with the most...

    Hotaling leads the way

    By Kelsey Marini   Kayla Hotaling is a threat on the court. As a freshman she has made her mark on the Women’s Basketball team. Her height gives her great advantage in making rebounds and putting up quick shots. It is no wonder she leads the team with the most…

  • By Jesse Collings   The New York Yankees, for whatever reason, have always managed to harvest baseball’s most likeable stars. From Ruth to Gehrig to DiMaggio to Mantle, the Yankees have employed a series of stars who were as affable off the field as they were talented on it. For...

    Yankee Captain heads for home

    By Jesse Collings   The New York Yankees, for whatever reason, have always managed to harvest baseball’s most likeable stars. From Ruth to Gehrig to DiMaggio to Mantle, the Yankees have employed a series of stars who were as affable off the field as they were talented on it. For…

  • By Kaleigh Anderson   Westfield State came in on the attack to defeat MCLA 80-63 and by doing so notched another key MASCAC win onto their belts.  The Owls outscored MCLA 53-34 in the second half to secure their victory. The Owls move to 14-10 and sit at 7-4 in...

    Men get stopped by rival Westfield

    By Kaleigh Anderson   Westfield State came in on the attack to defeat MCLA 80-63 and by doing so notched another key MASCAC win onto their belts.  The Owls outscored MCLA 53-34 in the second half to secure their victory. The Owls move to 14-10 and sit at 7-4 in…

  • By James Hunter   The Trailblazers lose another one at home to Westfield State University, 67-56.  MCLA has two games left on the season , a non-conference game against Suffolk University today and this Saturday is the final home game for the seniors of against Salem State University. “We just...

    Women falter again at home against Westfield

    By James Hunter   The Trailblazers lose another one at home to Westfield State University, 67-56.  MCLA has two games left on the season , a non-conference game against Suffolk University today and this Saturday is the final home game for the seniors of against Salem State University. “We just…

  • By Nick Arena   Yesterday, a Philadelphia couple was sentenced to three and a half to seven years in prison for neglecting to take their sick child to a hospital, and subsequently letting the child die. The couple, Herbert and Catherine Schaible, believe in faith healing, so their solution to...

    God always knows best?

    By Nick Arena   Yesterday, a Philadelphia couple was sentenced to three and a half to seven years in prison for neglecting to take their sick child to a hospital, and subsequently letting the child die. The couple, Herbert and Catherine Schaible, believe in faith healing, so their solution to…

  • By Jess Gamari   Over the course of your internet journey, it’s likely you’ve come across a quiz which determines if you are more left or right brain oriented. Those of us who are “right brained” are typically creative, artistic, and open-minded, thinking in terms of visual and colors. In...

    Lies in mind

    By Jess Gamari   Over the course of your internet journey, it’s likely you’ve come across a quiz which determines if you are more left or right brain oriented. Those of us who are “right brained” are typically creative, artistic, and open-minded, thinking in terms of visual and colors. In…

  • By Makayla-Courtney McGeeny   The cold winter season brings on various challenges, not only with snow and ice, but with fighting boredom with food. One of the hardest things for anyone in the winter is staying active to avoid the winter worries. Whether it’s just winter or the freshman 15,...

    Bigger than biceps: Winter worries

    By Makayla-Courtney McGeeny   The cold winter season brings on various challenges, not only with snow and ice, but with fighting boredom with food. One of the hardest things for anyone in the winter is staying active to avoid the winter worries. Whether it’s just winter or the freshman 15,…

  • By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney   An Internship Incentive Program is available to students through the Center for Student Success and Engagement (CSSE). The program offers sponsored internships through the Massachusetts State Univerisyt Internship Incentive Program and the MCLA Foundation. According to the College’s academic page, funding for internships include tuition, fees...

    Foundation offers incentive to interns

    By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney   An Internship Incentive Program is available to students through the Center for Student Success and Engagement (CSSE). The program offers sponsored internships through the Massachusetts State Univerisyt Internship Incentive Program and the MCLA Foundation. According to the College’s academic page, funding for internships include tuition, fees…

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