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Cole: War on drugs doesn’t work

Cole: War on drugs doesn’t work

By Idalis Foster Jack Cole, one of the founders of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), spoke about the failures of the “War on Drugs” and the successes of countries that have done away with the criminalization of drugs. This lecture and discussion session was brought to members of the MCLA community on Feb. 25 in Murdock 218 by Students for […]

by · March 5, 2015 · News

Green Team resurrected

By Harmony Birch Last week a small group made up of college staff, administration, and students gathered to discuss ways to make MCLA more environmentally sustainable. They call themselves the Green Team. The Green Team, also known as the Sustainability Committee, was developed in accordance to former president Mary Grant’s pledge to climate commitment. In 2007 Grant signed the American Colleges […]

by · March 5, 2015 · News

Club budgets to rise for fiscal year 16

By Nick Swanson The SGA’s Budget Finance Committee (BFC) has recommended a Fiscal Year ’16 budget that increases club allocations by an average of 152%. The total budget recommendation is $410,000 with $279,209 allocated for clubs, $117,000 for SGA operating budget, and a $10,000 SGA supplemental budget. “Clubs are going to be excited to hear about the average increase of […]

by · March 5, 2015 · Front Page, News
Is a Full Service Hospital Financially Sustainable?

Is a Full Service Hospital Financially Sustainable?

  By: Harmony Birch A report done by Stroudwater Associates in September found that a full-service hospital in North Adams would only be financially possible if it were to receive critical access status (status that gives hospitals additional government support if they are located in rural areas). However, Berkshire Health Systems (BHS) owner of the former hospital now called BMC […]

by · March 5, 2015 · News
New club to get students involved with wildlife

New club to get students involved with wildlife

  By:Caitlin O’Neill Last Thursday the MCLA student chapter of the Wildlife Society held its first official meeting. Attending students introduced themselves with the usual name, year, and major, along with why they were interested in the club and what their favorite animal was. Once introductions were complete, club president and founder TaylorJae Taber gave a presentation detailing her goals […]

by · March 5, 2015 · News
SGA’s Food Committee Finally Meets

SGA’s Food Committee Finally Meets

  By: Idalis Foster Due to the multiple snow days and holidays, the Food Committee was not able to meet with Aramark until Monday, March 2 at 3 p.m. These meetings are open to all students who wish to attend, but an email RSVP to Executive Vice President Alexandra Kadell is preferred. According to Kadell, the new Executive Chef Tony Fiorentino […]

by · March 5, 2015 · News
DelRosario brought big game to MCLA

DelRosario brought big game to MCLA

  By: Jake Mendel When guard Ruben DelRosario first visited MCLA as a senior in high school he didn’t see himself becoming a Trailblazer. He didn’t enjoy his first visit at MCLA, noticing how cold the gym was and that he didn’t like the court. “It just wasn’t a good experience,” said DelRosario. “But then I came again [the following […]

by · March 5, 2015 · Sports
College Implements Required Sexual Assault Training

College Implements Required Sexual Assault Training

  By:Gionna Nourse As of Feb. 23, all faculty, staff and students have been required to participate in an online training regarding sexual violence. The trainings are designed to educate and create awareness among the campus community. The training is required for all members of the college community as part of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) reauthorization, and the […]

by · March 5, 2015 · Features
Green Team aims to make Campus more sustainable

Green Team aims to make Campus more sustainable

By: Rominda DeBarros Last week a small group made up of college staff, administration, and students gathered to discuss ways to make MCLA more environmentally sustainable. They call themselves the Green Team. The Green Team, also known as the Sustainability Committee, was developed in accordance to former president Mary Grant’s pledge to climate commitment. In 2007 Grant signed the American […]

by · March 5, 2015 · News
Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: A lot of students including myself have been complaining about the quality of Aramark’s food. I understand that Aramark has an agenda they must follow, but it is still unfair for students who pay over $2,000 for the meal plan to not be provided with satisfying food. We deserve to get our money’s worth. The in-state tuition, […]

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, The parking lot for commuters outside of Murdock Hall at the College is a danger to exit. When leaving the parking lot, whether you’re turning left or right, you cannot see past the cars parked on the side of the road. In the past, the College had removed parking spots close to the exit to improve visibility. It […]

by · March 5, 2015 · Opinion
The social media motivation movement

The social media motivation movement

By: Makayla-Courtney McGeeney If you’re on Instagram then I’m sure you’ve seen several #transformationtuesday pictures of high school buddies who dropped weight. Great, that’s awesome. Usually the post begins with “I usually don’t post stuff like this but…” and then you feel happy for them so you show some love. Is putting your progress or snippets of it on social […]

by · March 5, 2015 · Opinion
Letter To The Editor

Letter To The Editor

Dear Editor:   I am writing on behalf of MASSPIRG here at MCLA, and I would like to spread the word on our lead campaign this semester: Taking Back Textbooks.  Our goal is to get as many people as possible across the state informed about costly textbook alternatives. According to College Board, students spend an outrageous $1,200 per year on […]

by · March 5, 2015 · Opinion
Back in the USSR

Back in the USSR

  By: Shirin Hijab Some places on earth seem to be forgotten, at least their histories or what happened there. What can we say happened in Abkhazia? Over the years since the fall of the USSR, there have been many conflicts and ethnic tensions between Georgia and Abkhazia, the first being an actual country that claims the second as its […]

by · March 5, 2015 · Opinion
After break: Harlequin Yorick Premiere Show

After break: Harlequin Yorick Premiere Show

  By: Matt Aceto With show times right around the corner, both the Harlequin and Yorick clubs feel confident about their upcoming productions. On Thursday, March 26, the Harlequin club will premiere their rendition of “Carrie the Musical”, which will run through March 28 in Venable Theater. Reservations will be available the week of the play in the Amsler Campus […]

by · March 5, 2015 · A&E