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  • It’s that time of year again sports fans, the NBA season has returned with a vengeance. Tuesday night the Association kicked off the year with four great teams on the court. The first game of the double-header pitted the Boston Celtics against the Miami Heat after Miami held its ring...

    Ray Allen stokes old rivalry

    It’s that time of year again sports fans, the NBA season has returned with a vengeance. Tuesday night the Association kicked off the year with four great teams on the court. The first game of the double-header pitted the Boston Celtics against the Miami Heat after Miami held its ring…

  • by Maci Estrella   MCLA’s cross country teams headed to Westfield State for the MASCAC championships on Saturday. The men’s team finished in fifth place. Bridgewater took home the MASCAC title for the second time in three seasons outranking Westfield for first place with a score of 27 while Westfield...

    Cross Women’s soccer falls to Worcester Country has success at MASCAC ‘Chip

    by Maci Estrella   MCLA’s cross country teams headed to Westfield State for the MASCAC championships on Saturday. The men’s team finished in fifth place. Bridgewater took home the MASCAC title for the second time in three seasons outranking Westfield for first place with a score of 27 while Westfield…

  • by Jack Guerino   The Democratic incumbent, President Barack Obama, proposes policies that will strengthen the middle class in this year’s presidential election. Obama intends to cut taxes for middle and working class families. To achieve this, he looks to change the income tax system so the wealthiest Americans do...

    Barack Obama will rely on his domestic policies to strengthen the middle class

    by Jack Guerino   The Democratic incumbent, President Barack Obama, proposes policies that will strengthen the middle class in this year’s presidential election. Obama intends to cut taxes for middle and working class families. To achieve this, he looks to change the income tax system so the wealthiest Americans do…

  • As the election draws closer, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney (R) prepares for his shot at the presidency. Romney is relying on a strong base of support, political experience, and his platform to earn votes. A number of big political issues have arisen during these past debates; among them are...

    Mitt Romney hopes to strengthen his support base around the economy and women’s rights issues

    As the election draws closer, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney (R) prepares for his shot at the presidency. Romney is relying on a strong base of support, political experience, and his platform to earn votes. A number of big political issues have arisen during these past debates; among them are…

  • by Nick Swanson   The system of buying and selling a motor vehicle could change depending on the results of Question 1 on the Massachusetts ballot for the upcoming election. If the law is passed, it will require anyone selling a car to have complete diagnostic information regarding the history...

    Question 1: Availability of motor vehicle repair information (2)

    by Nick Swanson   The system of buying and selling a motor vehicle could change depending on the results of Question 1 on the Massachusetts ballot for the upcoming election. If the law is passed, it will require anyone selling a car to have complete diagnostic information regarding the history…

  • by James Hunter   A yes on Question 1 would prohibit any motor vehicle manufacturer, starting with the model year 2015, from selling or leasing a new vehicle without giving the owner and independent repair shops access to the same diagnostic and repair information available to the dealerships. Ernie, owner...

    Question 1: Availability of motor vehicle repair information (1)

    by James Hunter   A yes on Question 1 would prohibit any motor vehicle manufacturer, starting with the model year 2015, from selling or leasing a new vehicle without giving the owner and independent repair shops access to the same diagnostic and repair information available to the dealerships. Ernie, owner…

  • by Joseph Goncalves   The “death with dignity” law would allow a physician licensed in Mass-achusetts to prescribe medication, at a terminally-ill patient’s request, to end that patient’s life. “I would like to see a stronger law that would provide for those who are incapacitated and unable to administer the...

    Question 2: Death with dignity (2)

    by Joseph Goncalves   The “death with dignity” law would allow a physician licensed in Mass-achusetts to prescribe medication, at a terminally-ill patient’s request, to end that patient’s life. “I would like to see a stronger law that would provide for those who are incapacitated and unable to administer the…

  • Question 2 on the Massachusetts ballot could legalize prescribing fatal doses of medication to terminally ill patients in the state. The law would include qualifications the patients must meet in order to be eligible to receive the dose. The first of the three standards is the mental capacity to make...

    Question 2: Death with dignity (1)

    Question 2 on the Massachusetts ballot could legalize prescribing fatal doses of medication to terminally ill patients in the state. The law would include qualifications the patients must meet in order to be eligible to receive the dose. The first of the three standards is the mental capacity to make…

  • If passed, Question 3 on the ballot for this year’s election will legalize medical marijuana, but many are hoping the opposite happens. The law will not completely legalize the drug, but will eliminate state criminal and civil penalties for patients who suffer from debilitating illnesses such as AIDS, Parkinson’s disease,...

    Question 3: Limits of legalizing

    If passed, Question 3 on the ballot for this year’s election will legalize medical marijuana, but many are hoping the opposite happens. The law will not completely legalize the drug, but will eliminate state criminal and civil penalties for patients who suffer from debilitating illnesses such as AIDS, Parkinson’s disease,…

  • by Kayla Degnan   If Question 3 on the Massachusetts ballot is approved, doctors could prescribe marijuana for their patients whose pain and side effects from other treatments could be relieved with the drug. According to the Massachusetts Information for Voters booklet, a qualified patient must be diagnosed with a...

    Question 3: Legalizing medicinal marijuana

    by Kayla Degnan   If Question 3 on the Massachusetts ballot is approved, doctors could prescribe marijuana for their patients whose pain and side effects from other treatments could be relieved with the drug. According to the Massachusetts Information for Voters booklet, a qualified patient must be diagnosed with a…

  • by Shauna Dacus   The presidential election has become one big circus, where the spotlight shines on two candidates: President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney. However, there are other political parties involved in the race. Political Science Professor Robert Bence said, “The only way that a third party candidate...

    Third party prevails

    by Shauna Dacus   The presidential election has become one big circus, where the spotlight shines on two candidates: President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney. However, there are other political parties involved in the race. Political Science Professor Robert Bence said, “The only way that a third party candidate…

  • by Candice Crow Students opt to re-elect President Barack Obama by a near 4-1 margin in an election survey conducted last week. In a recent poll done at the College, 66 percent of students said they would vote to re-elect the incumbent, while 15 percent said they would vote for...

    Student poll favors Obama

    by Candice Crow Students opt to re-elect President Barack Obama by a near 4-1 margin in an election survey conducted last week. In a recent poll done at the College, 66 percent of students said they would vote to re-elect the incumbent, while 15 percent said they would vote for…

  • Republican Scott Brown is re-running for the Massachusetts Senate for a second term against Democrat Elizabeth Warren. Warren has about a four percent lead over Brown. Although Brown appears to be down on his luck, Political Science Professor Robert Bence said otherwise. “This won’t change much for the polls,” Bence...

    State senate race too close to call: Scott Brown

    Republican Scott Brown is re-running for the Massachusetts Senate for a second term against Democrat Elizabeth Warren. Warren has about a four percent lead over Brown. Although Brown appears to be down on his luck, Political Science Professor Robert Bence said otherwise. “This won’t change much for the polls,” Bence…

  • With election day just one week away, Democrat Elizabeth Warren is fighting to win the Massachusetts Senate race. According to a poll posted by New York Times blogger Nate Silver, she’s doing quite well. Silver’s poll indicates that as of right now Warren is ahead of the incumbent, Republican Scott...

    State senate race too close to call: Elizabeth Warren

    With election day just one week away, Democrat Elizabeth Warren is fighting to win the Massachusetts Senate race. According to a poll posted by New York Times blogger Nate Silver, she’s doing quite well. Silver’s poll indicates that as of right now Warren is ahead of the incumbent, Republican Scott…

  • by Kaylie Warner   While senate elections blaze on through the country, some senate elections may tip the scale of the democratic majority in the senate. Too-close-to-call elections such as Scott Brown (R) and Elizabeth Warren (D) in Massachusetts tip how the senate majority looks. Political Science professor Robert Bence...

    Democrats likely to control senate once again

    by Kaylie Warner   While senate elections blaze on through the country, some senate elections may tip the scale of the democratic majority in the senate. Too-close-to-call elections such as Scott Brown (R) and Elizabeth Warren (D) in Massachusetts tip how the senate majority looks. Political Science professor Robert Bence…

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