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  • By Isabel McKenzie The Women’s Center’s event “Be Who You Are: A Journey of Self Discovery” kicked off on Tuesday, Oct. 7amid casual conversation and treats such as fruit, brownies and juice boxes. The event focused on the topics of being comfortable with yourself and suicide prevention. Magnets featuring the...

    ‘Be Who You Are’ Event Emphasizes Self-Discovery

    By Isabel McKenzie The Women’s Center’s event “Be Who You Are: A Journey of Self Discovery” kicked off on Tuesday, Oct. 7amid casual conversation and treats such as fruit, brownies and juice boxes. The event focused on the topics of being comfortable with yourself and suicide prevention. Magnets featuring the…

  • By Idalis Foster On October 7, 2014, two Pakistani journalists visited MCLA as part of the International Center for Journalists’ and the U.S.-Pakistan Professional Partnership in Journalism. Samiullah Randhawa, reporter for the Daily Bazyab, and Abdul Bari Madokhail, feature writer for the Daily Jehan, spoke to classes and The Beacon...

    Pakistani Journalists Emphasize Freedom of Expression in U.S.

    By Idalis Foster On October 7, 2014, two Pakistani journalists visited MCLA as part of the International Center for Journalists’ and the U.S.-Pakistan Professional Partnership in Journalism. Samiullah Randhawa, reporter for the Daily Bazyab, and Abdul Bari Madokhail, feature writer for the Daily Jehan, spoke to classes and The Beacon…

  • Editorial The removal of a large number the Oct. 9 issue of Beacon newspapers occurred on Monday at some time prior to an Open House event, hosted by the Admissions office. The Beacon speculates that the removal was because issue four of the Beacon displayed bomb threat and drug bust...

    Editorial The removal of a large number the Oct. 9 issue of Beacon newspapers occurred on Monday at some time prior to an Open House event, hosted by the Admissions office. The Beacon speculates that the removal was because issue four of the Beacon displayed bomb threat and drug bust…

  • By Jesse Collings The women’s tennis team season came to an end on Saturday when they lost to Castleton State, 7-2, in the North Atlantic Conference semi-finals. It was the Trailblazers first trip ever to the NAC playoffs since they joined the conference in 2011. MCLA finishes the season with...

    Women’s Tennis Comes to an End

    By Jesse Collings The women’s tennis team season came to an end on Saturday when they lost to Castleton State, 7-2, in the North Atlantic Conference semi-finals. It was the Trailblazers first trip ever to the NAC playoffs since they joined the conference in 2011. MCLA finishes the season with…

  • By Jesse Collings The women’s soccer team headed east to visit conference rival Framingham State on Saturday and was hit by a second-half blitz. Framingham scored four goals in fifteen minutes to crush the visiting Trailblazers, 5-0. MCLA drops to 3-8-1 overall and 1-3 in MASCAC play, while Framingham State...

    Women’s Soccer Drops Key MASCAC Game

    By Jesse Collings The women’s soccer team headed east to visit conference rival Framingham State on Saturday and was hit by a second-half blitz. Framingham scored four goals in fifteen minutes to crush the visiting Trailblazers, 5-0. MCLA drops to 3-8-1 overall and 1-3 in MASCAC play, while Framingham State…

  • By Jesse Collings The Volleyball team earned its first conference victory of the season on Monday and added a nonconference win to boot, traveling to Massachusetts Maritime and defeating the Buccaneers, 3-0. MCLA would then win in its second match of the day, defeating Becker College, 3-1, finishing the day...

    Volleyball Sweeps Doubleheader

    By Jesse Collings The Volleyball team earned its first conference victory of the season on Monday and added a nonconference win to boot, traveling to Massachusetts Maritime and defeating the Buccaneers, 3-0. MCLA would then win in its second match of the day, defeating Becker College, 3-1, finishing the day…

  • By Tyler Bacon The Men’s Soccer team came back from a 2-0 deficit, but surrendered a later second half goal as they fell to College of Mount Saint Vincent 3-2 on Monday in a non-league soccer game. The loss drops the Trailblazers to 6-6-1 overall while Mount Saint Vincent improves...

    Men’s Soccer Slugs It Out

    By Tyler Bacon The Men’s Soccer team came back from a 2-0 deficit, but surrendered a later second half goal as they fell to College of Mount Saint Vincent 3-2 on Monday in a non-league soccer game. The loss drops the Trailblazers to 6-6-1 overall while Mount Saint Vincent improves…

  • By Jesse Collings For anyone who doesn’t like sports, the appeal of athletics can be dismissed by simply saying that sports put an unnecessary strain on an individual’s life. Watching football can be really fun and exciting, but it isn’t necessarily a relaxing experience. Oftentimes, especially after my team loses,...

    Positive Sports

    By Jesse Collings For anyone who doesn’t like sports, the appeal of athletics can be dismissed by simply saying that sports put an unnecessary strain on an individual’s life. Watching football can be really fun and exciting, but it isn’t necessarily a relaxing experience. Oftentimes, especially after my team loses,…

  • By Rachel Fitterman Dance Company has always been dedicated to giving back to the community, and they were pleasantly surprised to receive a handwritten thank-you card after giving out two scholarships to young students at the Berkshire Dance Theatre (BDT). 11-year-old Chloe Stitcher, of Bennington, Vt., a student at BDT,...

    Scholarship Benefits Local Young Dancer

    By Rachel Fitterman Dance Company has always been dedicated to giving back to the community, and they were pleasantly surprised to receive a handwritten thank-you card after giving out two scholarships to young students at the Berkshire Dance Theatre (BDT). 11-year-old Chloe Stitcher, of Bennington, Vt., a student at BDT,…

  • By Christopher Johnson North Adams, Mass.—The most notable quality of the performances in “Motherf***er with the Hat,” directed by Sara Katzoff, was the vehemence captured in so many of the characters’ relations to each other, a kind of anger or faux, friendly anger that seems appropriate for any number of...

    ‘Motherf**ker’ is Dynamic, Dark

    By Christopher Johnson North Adams, Mass.—The most notable quality of the performances in “Motherf***er with the Hat,” directed by Sara Katzoff, was the vehemence captured in so many of the characters’ relations to each other, a kind of anger or faux, friendly anger that seems appropriate for any number of…

  • By Rachel Fitterman “The play’s the thing!” as the famous Danish prince once said, and Yorick has found this to be exponentially true as they forge friendship and community through theatre. “We found our family here,” vice president and senior Jake Bonenfant said. “It was the most welcoming environment,” treasurer...

    Forging Friendship through Shakespeare

    By Rachel Fitterman “The play’s the thing!” as the famous Danish prince once said, and Yorick has found this to be exponentially true as they forge friendship and community through theatre. “We found our family here,” vice president and senior Jake Bonenfant said. “It was the most welcoming environment,” treasurer…

  • By Nicole L’Etoile This upcoming Saturday and Sunday, MASS MoCA will be hosting choreographer Kyle Abraham’s dance performance titled “The Watershed,” which is part of Abraham.In.Motion, described by the official MASS MoCA press release as “a signature blend of postmodern traditions, urban influences, and classical form [that] delivers meaning and...

    Abraham.In.Motion comes to Mass MoCA

    By Nicole L’Etoile This upcoming Saturday and Sunday, MASS MoCA will be hosting choreographer Kyle Abraham’s dance performance titled “The Watershed,” which is part of Abraham.In.Motion, described by the official MASS MoCA press release as “a signature blend of postmodern traditions, urban influences, and classical form [that] delivers meaning and…

  • By Nick Arena Last week’s game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the New England Patriots has sparked yet another controversial conversation in the NFL. On Sept. 29, the Chiefs took down the Patriots with a score of 41 – 14, which is depressing enough as is for any Pats...

    Equality Issues in the NFL

    By Nick Arena Last week’s game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the New England Patriots has sparked yet another controversial conversation in the NFL. On Sept. 29, the Chiefs took down the Patriots with a score of 41 – 14, which is depressing enough as is for any Pats…

  • By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney For some students, the weekend starts on Thursday, but for others, it may begin late afternoon Friday. What’s one of the first things that come to mind at the start of a relieving weekend? Beers, shots, parties, funneling, shot-gunning, or any way to get drunk quickly. Of...

    Liquid Courage

    By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney For some students, the weekend starts on Thursday, but for others, it may begin late afternoon Friday. What’s one of the first things that come to mind at the start of a relieving weekend? Beers, shots, parties, funneling, shot-gunning, or any way to get drunk quickly. Of…

  • By Nick Arena An arrest has been made for the bomb threat that occurred on Monday morning. Senior Jarret Ferriter was arraigned on Tuesday in Northern Berkshire District Court for an alleged connection to the threat. “It was linked back [to Ferriter] through witness who were in the area of...

    Student Arrested for Bomb Threat

    By Nick Arena An arrest has been made for the bomb threat that occurred on Monday morning. Senior Jarret Ferriter was arraigned on Tuesday in Northern Berkshire District Court for an alleged connection to the threat. “It was linked back [to Ferriter] through witness who were in the area of…

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