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  • Amadou and Miriam have continued their illustrious career with Folila, another stellar addition to their already large discography. The blind husband and wife duo from Mali, who have become world famous for their blending of traditional Malian music with different genres including blues, country and hip-hop released their 11th studio...

    Opinion: New CD blends cultures

    Amadou and Miriam have continued their illustrious career with Folila, another stellar addition to their already large discography. The blind husband and wife duo from Mali, who have become world famous for their blending of traditional Malian music with different genres including blues, country and hip-hop released their 11th studio…

  • by Haley Costen Downtown North Adams was buzzing with activity last Thursday with the opening of 10 new exhibitions from DownStreet Art, including PRESS: Letterpress as a Public Art Project’s end of summer exhibition, “Getting there is easy.” Clusters of people politely edged passed one another, talking, laughing, and studying...

    Students open ‘Getting there is easy’ at PRESS Gallery

    by Haley Costen Downtown North Adams was buzzing with activity last Thursday with the opening of 10 new exhibitions from DownStreet Art, including PRESS: Letterpress as a Public Art Project’s end of summer exhibition, “Getting there is easy.” Clusters of people politely edged passed one another, talking, laughing, and studying…

  • Hello everyone! I hope your semester has gotten off to a fantastic start! I would like to take this opportunity to thank all that voted in this past week’s election. I was happy to see that the student body was actively taking part in deciding who would be representing them...

    Letter to the Editor: Parliamentarian: Update those constitutions

    Hello everyone! I hope your semester has gotten off to a fantastic start! I would like to take this opportunity to thank all that voted in this past week’s election. I was happy to see that the student body was actively taking part in deciding who would be representing them…

  • Come January 2013, MCLA’s Public Safety officers will officially be armed. According to Joseph Charon, director of Public Safety, the vote made by the Board of Trustees in February of this year granted the College a five-month window to complete the training and arming of the security officers. “That window...

    Public Safety to be armed by January

    Come January 2013, MCLA’s Public Safety officers will officially be armed. According to Joseph Charon, director of Public Safety, the vote made by the Board of Trustees in February of this year granted the College a five-month window to complete the training and arming of the security officers. “That window…

  • Led by MASSPIRG coordinator Caroline Webster, a handful of student organizations are working hard to urge students to register to vote for the upcoming election on Nov. 6. The coalition has been entitled “Blaze the Vote” and consists of the Student Government Association (SGA), MASSPIRG, the Black Student Union (BSU),...

    Groups team up to boost voter registration

    Led by MASSPIRG coordinator Caroline Webster, a handful of student organizations are working hard to urge students to register to vote for the upcoming election on Nov. 6. The coalition has been entitled “Blaze the Vote” and consists of the Student Government Association (SGA), MASSPIRG, the Black Student Union (BSU),…

  • The Student Government Association (SGA) has postponed a vote on whether or not to change the wording of its current Oath of Office. At Monday’s meeting, Senator Stephan Rochefort voiced his concern that the word “swear” could discourage potential members from joining SGA, as some religions oppose swearing to anything. ...

    Senator seeks to amend SGA Oath of Office

    The Student Government Association (SGA) has postponed a vote on whether or not to change the wording of its current Oath of Office. At Monday’s meeting, Senator Stephan Rochefort voiced his concern that the word “swear” could discourage potential members from joining SGA, as some religions oppose swearing to anything. …

  • Junior political science major, Chloe McGrath, recounts her experience at the Democratic National Convention. I remember sitting on the plane, anxious for takeoff.  My destination was the Washington Center’s Academic Seminar for the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Chartlotte, N.C.  I had no idea what to expect or how I would feel...

    Student attends Democratic National Convention

    Junior political science major, Chloe McGrath, recounts her experience at the Democratic National Convention. I remember sitting on the plane, anxious for takeoff.  My destination was the Washington Center’s Academic Seminar for the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Chartlotte, N.C.  I had no idea what to expect or how I would feel…

  • The first Brown Bag lecture of the semester kicked off last Friday with “Diversifying the Sciences” presented by Chris Himes, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program manager. Himes said STEM degrees are being completed at a lower rate than non-STEM degrees, and that minorities seem to be leaving the...

    STEM degrees lack diversity

    The first Brown Bag lecture of the semester kicked off last Friday with “Diversifying the Sciences” presented by Chris Himes, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program manager. Himes said STEM degrees are being completed at a lower rate than non-STEM degrees, and that minorities seem to be leaving the…

  • Modern Language Professor Graziana Ramsden is offering an eight day Spring Break travel course, March 7-16, to the Spanish cities of Barcelona and Madrid. The trip is also open to non-MCLA students. The cost of the trip is $2,800 per student under the age of 30, and $3,000 for those older than 30. The expense may be covered by...

    Professor offering travel course to Spain

    Modern Language Professor Graziana Ramsden is offering an eight day Spring Break travel course, March 7-16, to the Spanish cities of Barcelona and Madrid. The trip is also open to non-MCLA students. The cost of the trip is $2,800 per student under the age of 30, and $3,000 for those older than 30. The expense may be covered by…

  • A party is coming to the Berkshires. Zumba in the Berkshires’ first Party in Pink Zumbathon will be held on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 11 a.m., at 69 Union St., in North Adams. Put your party pants on and get ready to dance. Calories will be burned and sweat will...

    Zumba party coming to North Adams

    A party is coming to the Berkshires. Zumba in the Berkshires’ first Party in Pink Zumbathon will be held on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 11 a.m., at 69 Union St., in North Adams. Put your party pants on and get ready to dance. Calories will be burned and sweat will…

  • After two years of research and design, the new Faculty Center is open on the garden level of Eldridge Hall in room B03. The room may not have running water, but is equipped quite nicely, according to Ben Jacques, the program director for the Faculty Center Planning Committee. The new...

    Eldridge Hall garden level remodeled into new Faculty Center

    After two years of research and design, the new Faculty Center is open on the garden level of Eldridge Hall in room B03. The room may not have running water, but is equipped quite nicely, according to Ben Jacques, the program director for the Faculty Center Planning Committee. The new…

  • Tyler Prendergast is quite the character, to say the least. Sporting a blue, short-sleeved button down, jeans, and a zealous love for the performing arts he picked up his junior year of high school, Prendergast is actively involved in two student run clubs, the Fine and Performing Arts (FPA) Department,...

    Prendergast acts his way to MCLA stardom

    Tyler Prendergast is quite the character, to say the least. Sporting a blue, short-sleeved button down, jeans, and a zealous love for the performing arts he picked up his junior year of high school, Prendergast is actively involved in two student run clubs, the Fine and Performing Arts (FPA) Department,…

  • PRESS Gallery, located in downtown North Adams, is where MCLA students will be showing their work in an exhibit called “Getting there is Easy.” The work is from a summer class taught by Melanie Mowinski. The exhibit is this evening, starting at 6 p.m. and runs until 9 p.m.

    Student gallery opening at PRESS

    PRESS Gallery, located in downtown North Adams, is where MCLA students will be showing their work in an exhibit called “Getting there is Easy.” The work is from a summer class taught by Melanie Mowinski. The exhibit is this evening, starting at 6 p.m. and runs until 9 p.m.

  • Hip-hop artists have made some negative headlines this week for serious bad acting.  Chris Brown continued his spree of bad choices, first by tattooing the battered face of a woman on his neck which distinctly resembles R&B Diva Rihanna after he beat her before the 2009 Grammys, and then promptly...

    Hip Hop heathens

    Hip-hop artists have made some negative headlines this week for serious bad acting.  Chris Brown continued his spree of bad choices, first by tattooing the battered face of a woman on his neck which distinctly resembles R&B Diva Rihanna after he beat her before the 2009 Grammys, and then promptly…

  • Chicken Carbonara Ingredients: -1 lb. pasta -1 lb. Bacon -1 large onion -1 half cup of heavy cream -1 tablespoon of butter -1 ½ cups of shredded parmesan -A sprinkle of salt and pepper   Directions Dice bacon and onions. Fry bacon on a high temperature until cooked to your...

    Recipe: Chicken Carbonara

    Chicken Carbonara Ingredients: -1 lb. pasta -1 lb. Bacon -1 large onion -1 half cup of heavy cream -1 tablespoon of butter -1 ½ cups of shredded parmesan -A sprinkle of salt and pepper   Directions Dice bacon and onions. Fry bacon on a high temperature until cooked to your…

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