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  • By: Nicholas Swanson Jose Antonio Vargas is an undocumented immigrant living in America who arrived from the Philippines in 1993, at the age of 12. Last summer he was arrested by border control when attempting to board a plane to leave Texas. The authorities brought him to a detention center,...

    Vargas: Change in Culture Requires Political Change

    By: Nicholas Swanson Jose Antonio Vargas is an undocumented immigrant living in America who arrived from the Philippines in 1993, at the age of 12. Last summer he was arrested by border control when attempting to board a plane to leave Texas. The authorities brought him to a detention center,…

  • By Isabel McKenzie The Gaming Alliance and Computer Society have come together to put on a release party for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire and Super Smash Bros. video games. The event will take place tomorrow in Murdock 218 at 5pm. The two clubs collaborated to co-sponsor the release...

    Gaming and Computer Clubs Join Forces

    By Isabel McKenzie The Gaming Alliance and Computer Society have come together to put on a release party for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire and Super Smash Bros. video games. The event will take place tomorrow in Murdock 218 at 5pm. The two clubs collaborated to co-sponsor the release…

  • By Idalis Foster “If the U.S. were to insert the Indian theory of secularism into its legal system, then prostate Mormons could practice polygamy, or religious institutions like colleges and/or Hobby Lobby could exclude birth control and abortion coverage from health care insurance,” said English/Communications Professor David Langston. Langston analyzed...

    Langston Shares Case Study of Secularism

    By Idalis Foster “If the U.S. were to insert the Indian theory of secularism into its legal system, then prostate Mormons could practice polygamy, or religious institutions like colleges and/or Hobby Lobby could exclude birth control and abortion coverage from health care insurance,” said English/Communications Professor David Langston. Langston analyzed…

  • By Nicole L’Etoile Alexander Butfilowski, a senior, photographer, and Arts Management major, has taken full advantage of all the things MCLA has to offer and made the most of his college experience. Butfilowski grew up in Greenwood Lake, NY, and came to MCLA as an undeclared major, eventually hoping to...

    Senior Arts Management Major Branches Out

    By Nicole L’Etoile Alexander Butfilowski, a senior, photographer, and Arts Management major, has taken full advantage of all the things MCLA has to offer and made the most of his college experience. Butfilowski grew up in Greenwood Lake, NY, and came to MCLA as an undeclared major, eventually hoping to…

  • By Christopher Johnson North Adams, Mass.—Ewa Chruściel began reading in a solemn but sincere voice that soon became the eloquently and intricately repetitive, alliterative, detailed poetry that is her trademark. As she says in one poem: “repetition is innovation.” Her work deviates from many of the traditional Polish poets, like...

    Chruściel Reads Contemporary Polish Poetry

    By Christopher Johnson North Adams, Mass.—Ewa Chruściel began reading in a solemn but sincere voice that soon became the eloquently and intricately repetitive, alliterative, detailed poetry that is her trademark. As she says in one poem: “repetition is innovation.” Her work deviates from many of the traditional Polish poets, like…

  • By Tyler Bacon 1.Oregon Ducks (9-1, 6-1 Pac-12) Oregon has already clinched the North Division, and since there are only games against teams with losing records remaining before the Pac-12 title game Dec. 5, it’s all about keeping momentum and holding onto its current playoff ranking. The Ducks are fourth...

    Oregon Surges Ahead to #1 in College Football Power Rankings

    By Tyler Bacon 1.Oregon Ducks (9-1, 6-1 Pac-12) Oregon has already clinched the North Division, and since there are only games against teams with losing records remaining before the Pac-12 title game Dec. 5, it’s all about keeping momentum and holding onto its current playoff ranking. The Ducks are fourth…

  • By Tyler Bacon The Men’s Basketball team won its season opener against Maine Fort Kent on Saturday by a final score of 68-55. Adam Conquest scored game highs of 16 points and 11 rebounds in his first game in a Trailblazer uniform. Paul Maurice came off the bench to score...

    Men’s Basketball Opens Season With Victory

    By Tyler Bacon The Men’s Basketball team won its season opener against Maine Fort Kent on Saturday by a final score of 68-55. Adam Conquest scored game highs of 16 points and 11 rebounds in his first game in a Trailblazer uniform. Paul Maurice came off the bench to score…

  • By Jesse Collings The Women’s Basketball team shook off a quiet first half and used a strong second half to open its season with a victory, defeating Daniel Webster College at home on Saturday, 61-53. Both teams started off the game cold, with MCLA holding a slim lead, 7-4 with...

    Trailblazers Topple Daniel Webster

    By Jesse Collings The Women’s Basketball team shook off a quiet first half and used a strong second half to open its season with a victory, defeating Daniel Webster College at home on Saturday, 61-53. Both teams started off the game cold, with MCLA holding a slim lead, 7-4 with…

  • By Nick Arena Black Friday The holidays are coming on fast with Thanksgiving rapidly approaching. Soon we will all be home enjoying massive homemade meals with our loved ones. And let’s not forget Black Friday. Who could forget the day that we go out to buy excessive amounts of material...

    Capitalism At Its Finest

    By Nick Arena Black Friday The holidays are coming on fast with Thanksgiving rapidly approaching. Soon we will all be home enjoying massive homemade meals with our loved ones. And let’s not forget Black Friday. Who could forget the day that we go out to buy excessive amounts of material…

  • By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney Last week I visited the campus’ fitness center during a fitness class and I realized that their only task for the day was to complete 35 minutes of cardio (i.e. running, elliptical, bike, rowing, etc.). Two or three days of the week is a reasonable amount of...

    How Much Cardio Is Enough?

    By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney Last week I visited the campus’ fitness center during a fitness class and I realized that their only task for the day was to complete 35 minutes of cardio (i.e. running, elliptical, bike, rowing, etc.). Two or three days of the week is a reasonable amount of…

  • The Men’s basketball team will begin its season on Saturday when they host the University of Maine-Fort Kent at 1 p.m., in the Campus Center Gymnasium. The team will look to rebound after a disappointing 2013-2014 campaign. After being picked to win the MASCAC in the pre-season coaches’ poll, MCLA ...

    Men’s Basketball to Start This Saturday

    The Men’s basketball team will begin its season on Saturday when they host the University of Maine-Fort Kent at 1 p.m., in the Campus Center Gymnasium. The team will look to rebound after a disappointing 2013-2014 campaign. After being picked to win the MASCAC in the pre-season coaches’ poll, MCLA …

  • By Jesse Collings The Bridgewater State University Men’s Soccer team scored three first half goals on the way to a 4-1 victory over the visiting Trailblazers in the semifinals of the MASCAC Tournament. Andrew Chenard, Jonathan Pires, and Justin Kachadoorian each scored first half goals for the Bears. Chenard started...

    Men’s Soccer Loses in Semifinals

    By Jesse Collings The Bridgewater State University Men’s Soccer team scored three first half goals on the way to a 4-1 victory over the visiting Trailblazers in the semifinals of the MASCAC Tournament. Andrew Chenard, Jonathan Pires, and Justin Kachadoorian each scored first half goals for the Bears. Chenard started…

  • By Holly Johnston Icelandic Fashion Majority of Iceland “Airwaver’s” looked as if they had their outfits planned all year for the event. Don’t be fooled. Icelanders seem to be born with unique fashion sense. Take a look at Bjork. A must have during fall/winter in Iceland is a fur coat...

    Icelandic Fashion & Food

    By Holly Johnston Icelandic Fashion Majority of Iceland “Airwaver’s” looked as if they had their outfits planned all year for the event. Don’t be fooled. Icelanders seem to be born with unique fashion sense. Take a look at Bjork. A must have during fall/winter in Iceland is a fur coat…

  • By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney “Every cup of coffee is everything that is going wrong with globalization,” said Dean’s Beans founder Dean Cycon. “We’re so disconnected from the middle man, yet all connected, profoundly.” Cycon expressed the importance of the environment and interconnectivity between countries and companies at the Elizabeth and Lawrence...

    Cycon Works With Coffee Farmers and Improves their Communities

    By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney “Every cup of coffee is everything that is going wrong with globalization,” said Dean’s Beans founder Dean Cycon. “We’re so disconnected from the middle man, yet all connected, profoundly.” Cycon expressed the importance of the environment and interconnectivity between countries and companies at the Elizabeth and Lawrence…

  • Mary K. Grant, 11th president and college alumna, was elected chancellor of the University of North Carolina in August and will spend her last day on campus Nov. 19.  Grant is the first alumna of the college to serve as its president and has made many accomplishments during her time...

    Farewell to President Grant

    Mary K. Grant, 11th president and college alumna, was elected chancellor of the University of North Carolina in August and will spend her last day on campus Nov. 19.  Grant is the first alumna of the college to serve as its president and has made many accomplishments during her time…

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