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  • By Raanan Sarid-Segal   The poetry of Agha Shahid Ali will be read aloud today at 6 p.m. The reading will be held at Mass MOCA, in Izhar Patkin’s exhibit “The Wandering Veil.” This reading is intended not only to showcase the work of Shahid Ali, but also to explore...

    Renowned poet to be celebrated at MoCA

    By Raanan Sarid-Segal   The poetry of Agha Shahid Ali will be read aloud today at 6 p.m. The reading will be held at Mass MOCA, in Izhar Patkin’s exhibit “The Wandering Veil.” This reading is intended not only to showcase the work of Shahid Ali, but also to explore…

  • By Jenna O’Connor   Reel Big Fish took the stage Monday night for the Student Activities Council (SAC) Spring Concert, with a great turnout. Keeping the mood fun and carefree, the two opening bands, Llama Tsunami, and Threat Level Burgundy, set up the ska-punk theme of the night by playing...

    SAC features night of groovy ska and upbeat punk

    By Jenna O’Connor   Reel Big Fish took the stage Monday night for the Student Activities Council (SAC) Spring Concert, with a great turnout. Keeping the mood fun and carefree, the two opening bands, Llama Tsunami, and Threat Level Burgundy, set up the ska-punk theme of the night by playing…

  • By Jesse Collings   A classic debate between sports fans is what activities are actually considered sports and what are not.  Some activities, like basketball, football, volleyball and soccer are pretty much undisputedly considered sports, while others, like cheerleading, stock car racing and golf are hotly debated on whether or...

    That’s not a sport!

    By Jesse Collings   A classic debate between sports fans is what activities are actually considered sports and what are not.  Some activities, like basketball, football, volleyball and soccer are pretty much undisputedly considered sports, while others, like cheerleading, stock car racing and golf are hotly debated on whether or…

  • By Kelsey Marini   The baseball team suffered four losses this weekend against MASCAC rivals, Fitchburg State and Mass. Maritime. These losses push the Trailblazers back to a lopsided record of 3-20 and they are currently 1-11 in conference. The team could not keep their leads in either game against...

    Baseball vanquished over long weekend

    By Kelsey Marini   The baseball team suffered four losses this weekend against MASCAC rivals, Fitchburg State and Mass. Maritime. These losses push the Trailblazers back to a lopsided record of 3-20 and they are currently 1-11 in conference. The team could not keep their leads in either game against…

  • By Jesse Collings   The tennis team dropped a match at home to visiting Lyndon State on Saturday, dropping the match 8-1. The loss put MCLA at 3-6 on the season, and they finish NAC play with a 1-5 record. With the victory, Lyndon State improved to 5-4 on the...

    Tennis falls to Lyndon State, 8-1

    By Jesse Collings   The tennis team dropped a match at home to visiting Lyndon State on Saturday, dropping the match 8-1. The loss put MCLA at 3-6 on the season, and they finish NAC play with a 1-5 record. With the victory, Lyndon State improved to 5-4 on the…

  • By James Hunter   It was a good weekend for the Trailblazers, sweeping both Massachusetts Maritime Academy along with Fitchburg State University in seperate double-headers. “I am proud of my team this weekend.  We did what we needed to do,” freshman  Sierra Bailey mentioned. Playing in Pittsfield for their game...

    Softball sweeps conference opponents

    By James Hunter   It was a good weekend for the Trailblazers, sweeping both Massachusetts Maritime Academy along with Fitchburg State University in seperate double-headers. “I am proud of my team this weekend.  We did what we needed to do,” freshman  Sierra Bailey mentioned. Playing in Pittsfield for their game…

  • By Nick Arena   A bill passed in Georgia yesterday has made it possible for people to carry guns in more places than previously allowed. These areas include bars and, even better, airports! Nothing bad ever came from someone bringing a gun into an airport, right? At least the bill...

    Guns, guns, guns

    By Nick Arena   A bill passed in Georgia yesterday has made it possible for people to carry guns in more places than previously allowed. These areas include bars and, even better, airports! Nothing bad ever came from someone bringing a gun into an airport, right? At least the bill…

  • By Jess Gamari   Alas, it is the end of April. Only two weeks of classes remain in the semester and yet the to-do lists keep growing. Papers, projects, portfolios, part time jobs, and possible parties pile on. It’s hard to get through stressful days on little sleep, but it’s...

    Sweet dreams

    By Jess Gamari   Alas, it is the end of April. Only two weeks of classes remain in the semester and yet the to-do lists keep growing. Papers, projects, portfolios, part time jobs, and possible parties pile on. It’s hard to get through stressful days on little sleep, but it’s…

  • By Makayla-Courney McGeeney   It’s a crutch, a stress reliever, part of a routine and almost always on the grocery list. Coffee, or rather the caffeine it contains, is a major dietary component for some college students, and it’s difficult to think about living without it. Caffeine consumption may lead...

    Liquid frenemy

    By Makayla-Courney McGeeney   It’s a crutch, a stress reliever, part of a routine and almost always on the grocery list. Coffee, or rather the caffeine it contains, is a major dietary component for some college students, and it’s difficult to think about living without it. Caffeine consumption may lead…

  • By Gabriel Kogel   Over the course of this semester I’ve promoted meditation in this column, and I’d like to explain why. It’s my belief that a global community of meditators can solve many of the worst problems we face. Problems such as climate change, mass extinction, warfare, and starvation...

    Seeing things as they really are

    By Gabriel Kogel   Over the course of this semester I’ve promoted meditation in this column, and I’d like to explain why. It’s my belief that a global community of meditators can solve many of the worst problems we face. Problems such as climate change, mass extinction, warfare, and starvation…

  • By Gabriel Kogel   A medical marijuana dispensary, located at 26 Roberts Drive in North Adams, would have been North Adams’ (and the Berkshires’) only medical marijuana dispensary, had it been approved by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) Jan 31. According to North Adams City Councilman Wayne Wilkinson,...

    Berkshire County Without a Medical Marijuana Dispensary

    By Gabriel Kogel   A medical marijuana dispensary, located at 26 Roberts Drive in North Adams, would have been North Adams’ (and the Berkshires’) only medical marijuana dispensary, had it been approved by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) Jan 31. According to North Adams City Councilman Wayne Wilkinson,…

  • By Nick Swanson   The Veterans Resource Center (VRC) is dedicated to benefit all student, faculty and staff veterans on campus. The center is located in Venable Hall room 309. “Ideally the center will provide access to academic support, professional peer advising, computer training and other essential services to make...

    Veteran’s Center opens

    By Nick Swanson   The Veterans Resource Center (VRC) is dedicated to benefit all student, faculty and staff veterans on campus. The center is located in Venable Hall room 309. “Ideally the center will provide access to academic support, professional peer advising, computer training and other essential services to make…

  • By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney   MountainOne made a $100,000 pledge to create the MountainOne Community Development Scholars Fund that offers one internship opportunity for a student to work with a non-profit organization in the summer in regions where the bank is located. These regions include communities throughout Mass., in the Berkshires,...

    Donation for non-profit internships

    By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney   MountainOne made a $100,000 pledge to create the MountainOne Community Development Scholars Fund that offers one internship opportunity for a student to work with a non-profit organization in the summer in regions where the bank is located. These regions include communities throughout Mass., in the Berkshires,…

  • By Alexander Moore   A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at the new facilities building on Ashland St., and the 48 members of the staff will move into the building at the start of May. Director of facilities Charles Kimberling said the new building will keep the staff in one...

    Facilities building to open tomorrow

    By Alexander Moore   A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at the new facilities building on Ashland St., and the 48 members of the staff will move into the building at the start of May. Director of facilities Charles Kimberling said the new building will keep the staff in one…

  • By Brittany Gallacher     Emily Meidenbauer sits at the rounded tabled of suite four in Berkshire Towers. Open books surround her as she types furiously on her Dell laptop, fingers clacking against the keys at lightning speed. The green sleeves of her cardigan are rolled up in a business-like...

    The rewards and risks of self-publishing

    By Brittany Gallacher     Emily Meidenbauer sits at the rounded tabled of suite four in Berkshire Towers. Open books surround her as she types furiously on her Dell laptop, fingers clacking against the keys at lightning speed. The green sleeves of her cardigan are rolled up in a business-like…

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