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‘Kumiko’ and the journey into dreamerhood

‘Kumiko’ and the journey into dreamerhood

  By: Shirin Hijab David Zellner’s “Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter” does not present an unseen phenomenon in US cinema, but in taking the true story of a Japanese woman, Takako Konishi, who went looking for the money that Carl Showalter (Steve Buscemi) hid in “Fargo,” and fictionalizing that story, the filmmakers (David Zellner and Nathan Zellner who wrote and starred […]

by · April 23, 2015 · A&E
Softball sweeps past Bridgewater and Mass. Maritime

Softball sweeps past Bridgewater and Mass. Maritime

  By: Tyler Bacon The Trailblazers swept Bridgewater State on Tuesday with scores of 4-2 and 4-1. In the first game, the Blazers got off to a fast start when Jennifer Sicinski hit a two RBI double making it a quick 2-0 lead for MCLA. The Blazers tacked on one more run in the fifth and sixth inning before Bridgewater […]

by · April 23, 2015 · Sports
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Sarah Robinson '15 fell in love with building costumes after visiting "Shakespeare & Co." her senior year of high school

Finding the perfect stitch

  By: Kaliegh Hayes Fine and performing arts major Sarah Robinson is a senior this year, but she considers herself a “Super Senior,” as she will be attending MCLA for one more year. During Robinson’s time at MCLA she has been in groups like Yorick and Harlequin, but at any given time she can most likely be found in the […]

by · April 23, 2015 · Features, Front Page
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Rambling Poets close out season at the Parlor

  By: Mitchell Chapman The Parlor Café has become a popular hub for artists, both literary and not, to express themselves, getting recognition and connections with the community. No such night more exemplified that than last week’s poetry slam and open mic, featuring artists from all across the community, including MCLA senior Hanna Lauerman. “I didn’t expect there to be […]

by · April 23, 2015 · A&E
Students collaborate to discuss art programs

Students collaborate to discuss art programs

By: Harmony Birch Lisa Donovan, professor of arts management, is a powerhouse. When she’s not running the arts management program at MCLA, writing up grants, or writing textbooks on how to integrate art into other academic disciplines, she’s helping her students run events that will set the standard for the way art programs are run across the country. At least […]

by · April 22, 2015 · News
Seniors show work at Gallery 51

Seniors show work at Gallery 51

  By: Mitchell Chapman For many, the senior art exhibition is the pinnacle of their undergraduate experience at MCLA.  This year’s exhibition, opening April 30, 5 p.m. at Gallery 51, appropriately named “FuturEchoes” to represent how this year’s class hopes to have their work will echo on and on into the future, features the work of nine MCLA students, and […]

by · April 16, 2015 · A&E
Vampires, their problems and ours

Vampires, their problems and ours

  By Shirin Hijab   It was really easy to expect more from Taika Waititi’s and Jemaine Clement’s “What We Do in the Shadows,” especially with Images’s sign proclaiming The New York Times’s approval: “Hilarious!” it was still a fun film to watch and follow. In a mode that’s been popularized by shows like “The Office,” “What We Do in […]

by · April 16, 2015 · A&E
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After 32 years of working at MCLA,, Andrew "Andy" Hoar has worked on 100 to 150 productions, and has met and worked with 750 to 1,000 students

The man behind the black curtain

  By Veronica Colacurcio Andrew Hoar, known as simply “Andy” to everyone he works with, scratches away at his scraggly white beard, contemplating the set in progress. Work study and volunteer students bang away with hammers and drills into reused plywood and two-by-fours. A chain with a plethora of keys jingles at his side as he instructs where legs should […]

by · April 16, 2015 · Features, Front Page
‘Mud’ and ‘The Successful Life of 3’ premiere Wednesday

‘Mud’ and ‘The Successful Life of 3’ premiere Wednesday

  By Shirin Hijab María Irene Fornés has been a significant dramatic figure and contributed to the verve of the counterculture of the last couple of decades. On Wednesday, April 22, under the direction of Laura Standley, the FPA department presents a production of two of Fornés’s plays: “Mud” and “The Successful Life of 3.” The plays will run from […]

by · April 16, 2015 · A&E
Estonian TV and its small importance

Estonian TV and its small importance

  By Shirin Hijab In 2007, Estonian director Ilmar Raag released the film “The Class,” which is about a school shooting by a student after he long endures bullying from his entire class. It is extremely critical of the society in which the characters exist. I’ve been watching the series produced from this film called “Class: Life After” which details […]

by · April 16, 2015 · Opinion
‘Macbeth’: one of the MCLA classics

‘Macbeth’: one of the MCLA classics

    By Shirin Hijab Joshua Baker, the director and principle visionary behind Yorick’s most recent production of “Macbeth,” may be a genius. His show does not have the feel of a college production; it felt like, (ignoring that it was in the bottom of Church Street Center completely) partly through the show’s ambience and partly through my own choice, […]

by · April 16, 2015 · A&E
Softball finds stride in MASCAC

Softball finds stride in MASCAC

  By: Tyler Bacon MCLA softball swept Westfield State in a conference doubleheader on Tuesday afternoon, bringing their record to 4-2 in MASCAC play, and they are only a game behind conference leading Worcester State. The first game of the doubleheader was scoreless until the top of the third inning when Amanda Meczywor walked and Michaela DiNicola followed with a […]

by · April 16, 2015 · Sports
Baseball goes 3-4 over busy week

Baseball goes 3-4 over busy week

  By: Jake Mendel The Baseball team had five scheduled games this week, starting with a matchup against Skidmore on Thursday. Todd Hunt got the start going six innings giving up two earned runs while striking out six. Hunt had a tough first inning in which he gave up both of his runs, but after that he settled down, allowing […]

by · April 16, 2015 · Sports
Lacrosse still looking for first conference victory

Lacrosse still looking for first conference victory

  By: Jesse Collings The lacrosse team got a non-conference victory, but dropped two games in the conference over last week, bringing their record to 3-6 on the season. MCLA was beaten thoroughly at home on Tuesday, losing to conference foe Worcester State, 20-6. Senior Rebecca Pike scored an early goal for the Trailblazers, putting them up 1-0, but Worcester […]

by · April 16, 2015 · Sports
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"Black Sun" and "The Miracle of the Compound Internet" are two works that people can see as MASS MoCA's Free Day Saturday, April 18.

MASS MoCA Free Day attracts many residents

  By: Matt Aceto They say the best things in life are free. On Saturday, Mass MoCA will host its third Free Admission Day of the year. The event offers free admission for all North Adams residents who present a valid ID or utility bill proving their current residency in the city. Excluding MoCA’s annual winter Free Day, which was […]

by · April 16, 2015 · A&E