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Skyla Seamans: advocating for passion

Skyla Seamans: advocating for passion

  Senior Skyla Seamans has a pension for sticking with things she’s passionate about. As the vice president of Students Taking Action for Gender Equality (STAGE)—the club she co-founded with senior Brianna Vear, and as treasurer of Pillars, the campus community service club for four years, Seamans has stayed consistent with her interests. She also contributed to The Beacon for […]

by · April 24, 2013 · A&E, Slideshow
SGA urges fuel divestment

SGA urges fuel divestment

SGA President Jason Brown and Treasurer James Wetzel recently encouraged the Endowment and Trust Committee to divest from fossil fuels in order for the College to utilize green energy as much as possible. Brown and Wetzel provided a PowerPoint presentation and exemplified green energy efforts already established on campus such as the bike share program, utilizing LED lighting and energy […]

by · April 24, 2013 · Front Page, News
Sophomores JonDavid Shetler, Lynn McEnaney, and senior Aimee Hudon perform as Ariel, Prospero’s airy spirit. Photo by Kayla Degnan.

“Agamemnon” rocks Venable

The Fine and Performing Arts  (FPA) Department brought sex, glamor, and heavy metal to Venable Theater last week. Audience members got their hand stamped outside before entering into the theatre-turned-concert-hall and experiencing the rock show that was ‘Agamemnon’. An arena-like stage was built over the seats. Before the show began, actors walked around the stage and through the crowd dancing […]

by · April 24, 2013 · A&E, Front Page
Softball on four-game winning streak

Softball on four-game winning streak

The softball team is currently on a four-game winning streak after two double-headers against the Framingham State Rams and Westfield State Owls. Most recently the Trailblazers faced the Owls on Tuesday, the first game ended 2-1 and the second 5-1, which completed the sweep. The Senior Day ceremony was held prior to the games on Tuesday, when seniors Megan Boyer, […]

by · April 24, 2013 · Front Page, Sports
Student witnesses Boston bombings

Student witnesses Boston bombings

Out of all of the runners at the Boston Marathon this Monday, one was the College’s own Brendan Peltier. It was the sophomore’s first marathon experience, which he said was a very chaotic one. “I was running in the race, my wave had gone off at 10:40 so I was in the midst of the first 9000 people going off […]

by · April 17, 2013 · News, Slideshow
Trustees vote for change in mission statement

Trustees vote for change in mission statement

The College has now accepted a new mission statement after a recent vote by the Board of Trustees. The mission statement consists of a roughly 100 word general statement and a list of 10 values that are believed to shape the goals of the school. The statement reads: [Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) is the Commonwealth’s public liberal arts […]

by · April 17, 2013 · Front Page, News
Professor retires after 50 years of teaching

Professor retires after 50 years of teaching

After 50 years in education, 42 years of them being at MCLA, English Professor Donald Washburn plans to step down from his position and retire at the end of the semester. “I think I have achieved everything I have hoped for,” Washburn said as he sat in his well-lit office among many green plants and books. “I think I’m ready […]

by · April 17, 2013 · News, Slideshow
Photo gallery: A day on the farm!

Photo gallery: A day on the farm!

Baby animals are featured at Hancock Shaker Village in Hancock, Mass.

by · April 17, 2013 · Photos, Slideshow
A reflection on just “how beauteous mankind is”

A reflection on just “how beauteous mankind is”

Our revels now are ended, and I still feel as if the entire past two months were a dream. I was Miranda in Yorick’s most recent production of The Tempest, my favorite Shakespeare show. Playing her was both an incredible joy and a challenge. For one, Miranda can easily be played as a naïve little girl who cries all the […]

by · April 17, 2013 · A&E, Opinion
Travis Clark of We The Kings sassily rocks out and performs for SAC’s annual spring concert. Photo Courtesy of Emma Farley.

SAC hosts Spring Concert

The Student Activities Council (SAC) kicked off their annual Spring Fling Week festivities by bringing We The Kings and Stellar Young to rock Venable Gym. SAC worked long and hard all day Monday to transform the gym into a concert venue. Junior Stacy Fisher commented on how they put the stage together, set up the lights, adjusted the sound, and […]

by · April 17, 2013 · A&E, Front Page
Students discuss gender, mental health and music

Students discuss gender, mental health and music

Students gathered for a discussion about the relation between gender, mental health and music led by students and professors in the English and Interdisciplinary Studies departments last Thursday. Sophomore Carrisa Sacherski presented a PowerPoint and introduced questions to the panel, composed  of Psychology Professor Ben Wood, English Professor Michael Birch, seniors Kaylie Warner and Emma Farley, English and Interdisciplinary Studies […]

by · April 17, 2013 · A&E
Sports Editor Ariana Tourangeau.

Boston Marathon Tragedy

On Monday two explosions went off near the finish line during the Boston Marathon. The explosions went off about 4 hours after the start of the race and killed three people and wounded more than 170, according to the New York Times. On the New York Times website there is a map of the route of the race with points […]

by · April 17, 2013 · Opinion, Sports
Freshman Rachel Quackenbush keeps the ball in play during weekend push. Photo by Jack Guerino.

Softball sweeps weekend games

The Trailblazers beat the Bridgewater State Bears 2-0 in a shutout and followed up with a 2-1 win Sunday, completing the sweep. The streak did not hold Monday. The softball team left Salem State with two losses against the first place Vikings. Sunday’s first game was scoreless until the sixth inning. It began when freshmen Abigail Lucas singled with a […]

by · April 17, 2013 · Front Page, Sports
The MCLA Rugby Club plays against Champlain College.

2-0 for Rugby

The MCLA Rugby Club upped its record to 2-0 with a hard fought 26-24 win over Champlain College in Burlington, VT on Sunday.   Unlike the previous match, where offense was the name of the game, this was a defensive struggle featuring hardnosed physical play from the beginning.   During this past weeks practice, the club had worked hard at improving its […]

by · April 17, 2013 · Sports
What are your thoughts on the Undergraduate Research Conference?

What are your thoughts on the Undergraduate Research Conference?

by · April 17, 2013 · Opinion