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  • Photo Essay: Family Carnival and Chowder Fest

  • MCLA will head the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges’ (COPLAC) Undergraduate Research Conference come the end of the month. The research conference for the Northeast region will be held Oct. 26 and 27 at Eastern Connecticut State University.      MCLA is one of six colleges that will be attending. “We...

    Students to present at research conference

    MCLA will head the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges’ (COPLAC) Undergraduate Research Conference come the end of the month. The research conference for the Northeast region will be held Oct. 26 and 27 at Eastern Connecticut State University.      MCLA is one of six colleges that will be attending. “We…

  • Howard Kurtz, the host of CNN’s Reliable Sources, addressed the MCLA and North Adams community on Wednesday, Oct. 17. Kurtz delivered an informative speech, touching upon issues such as the rise of social media in the news world. Acknowledging the 109,696 followers he has on Twitter, Kurtz talked about how...

    Media analyst talks social media, presidential race

    Howard Kurtz, the host of CNN’s Reliable Sources, addressed the MCLA and North Adams community on Wednesday, Oct. 17. Kurtz delivered an informative speech, touching upon issues such as the rise of social media in the news world. Acknowledging the 109,696 followers he has on Twitter, Kurtz talked about how…

  • Monday night, college officials updated the Student Government Association (SGA) on the College’s self-study process. Celia Norcross, director of Student Development, and Cynthia Brown, vice president of Academic Affairs, co-chair the self-study process, which they described as a comprehensive reflection of 11 standards at the College, outlined below. Self-Study Process...

    Institutional self-review to take place through November 2013

    Monday night, college officials updated the Student Government Association (SGA) on the College’s self-study process. Celia Norcross, director of Student Development, and Cynthia Brown, vice president of Academic Affairs, co-chair the self-study process, which they described as a comprehensive reflection of 11 standards at the College, outlined below. Self-Study Process…

  • Three professors arrived to a primarily empty Sullivan Lounge on Monday night for a faculty panel prior to the last presidential debate sponsored by the Blaze the Vote Coalition. The discussion led by Professors of History and Political Science Bob Bence, Ely Janis, and Petra Hejnova may have started a...

    Faculty panel gives insight on presidential race

    Three professors arrived to a primarily empty Sullivan Lounge on Monday night for a faculty panel prior to the last presidential debate sponsored by the Blaze the Vote Coalition. The discussion led by Professors of History and Political Science Bob Bence, Ely Janis, and Petra Hejnova may have started a…

  • Professor of Social Psychology Sharon Claffey presented her lecture “Team Based  Learning vs. Traditional Lecture” as part of the Brown Bad Lecture series last Friday. Faculty and students gathered in Sullivan Lounge to hear Claffey compare the differences, challenges and results of her research concerning the two different learning techniques....

    Claffey lectures on learning strategies

    Professor of Social Psychology Sharon Claffey presented her lecture “Team Based  Learning vs. Traditional Lecture” as part of the Brown Bad Lecture series last Friday. Faculty and students gathered in Sullivan Lounge to hear Claffey compare the differences, challenges and results of her research concerning the two different learning techniques….

  • Halloween is right around the corner and many of us are scrambling for our costumes.  As Halloween falls on a Wednesday this year, it is probably that Halloween festivities will take place both on this weekend and the weekend after, meaning you may need more than one costume.  Here are...

    Halloween costumes on a College Budget!

    Halloween is right around the corner and many of us are scrambling for our costumes.  As Halloween falls on a Wednesday this year, it is probably that Halloween festivities will take place both on this weekend and the weekend after, meaning you may need more than one costume.  Here are…

  • Enter Shikari, an English post-hardcore band from St. Albans, Hertfordshire, released their third-studio album A Flash Flood of Colour internationally in January 2012. Mixing post-hardcore sounds with dub step and British hip-hop beats, the album is something you don’t want to turn off with its heavy bass lines, loud volumes,...

    Enter Shikari’s ‘A Flash Flood of Colour’

    Enter Shikari, an English post-hardcore band from St. Albans, Hertfordshire, released their third-studio album A Flash Flood of Colour internationally in January 2012. Mixing post-hardcore sounds with dub step and British hip-hop beats, the album is something you don’t want to turn off with its heavy bass lines, loud volumes,…

  • by Shauna Gilardi   MCLA’s Gallery 51 hosted a panel of artists from its current exhibit, “Die Formmeister: The Masters of the Form” on Thursday, Oct. 18. The artists were invited to share their experiences in making art and what inspires their work. “We like to schedule these talks to...

    Artists of ‘Die Formmeister: The Masters of the Form’ share their inspirations

    by Shauna Gilardi   MCLA’s Gallery 51 hosted a panel of artists from its current exhibit, “Die Formmeister: The Masters of the Form” on Thursday, Oct. 18. The artists were invited to share their experiences in making art and what inspires their work. “We like to schedule these talks to…

  • For the seasoned performer, becoming completely absorbed into the world of the play is relatively commonplace. With good training and a plethora of experience, this task requires some extra contemplation and the ability to separate two realities: the one in the play, and real life. For others, it’s a lot...

    The art of separation: performance preparation

    For the seasoned performer, becoming completely absorbed into the world of the play is relatively commonplace. With good training and a plethora of experience, this task requires some extra contemplation and the ability to separate two realities: the one in the play, and real life. For others, it’s a lot…

  • Yorick brought fun and education together for Family Weekend with their performance of “Wild and Whirling Words,” written by Shakespeare and Company’s Kevin Coleman and directed by senior Mary Marcil. The small cast of eight performed skits not only to entertain, but also to provide knowledge about the influence and...

    Yorick draws laughter with ‘Wild and Whirling Words’

    Yorick brought fun and education together for Family Weekend with their performance of “Wild and Whirling Words,” written by Shakespeare and Company’s Kevin Coleman and directed by senior Mary Marcil. The small cast of eight performed skits not only to entertain, but also to provide knowledge about the influence and…

  • by Lynn McEnaney   The clang and clatter of dishware at PUBLIC Eat + Drink did nothing to distract the audience of alumni, family, friends, and locals who laughed, smiled, and gasped as the College’s musical theater workshop class performed “Cabaret” on Saturday night. “Cabaret” presents a perspective not often heard:...

    ‘Cabaret’ brings energy to PUBLIC Eat + Drink

    by Lynn McEnaney   The clang and clatter of dishware at PUBLIC Eat + Drink did nothing to distract the audience of alumni, family, friends, and locals who laughed, smiled, and gasped as the College’s musical theater workshop class performed “Cabaret” on Saturday night. “Cabaret” presents a perspective not often heard:…

  • Since returning to the Women’s soccer team from a concussion and broken nose a few weeks ago, Jen Ferrari hasn’t fallen out of her winning form. The Trailblazers shutout the Sage College Gators 3-0 on Monday. The rout began with Ferrari finding the back of the net at  the 15...

    Ferrari returns to provide offense for Women’s Soccer

    Since returning to the Women’s soccer team from a concussion and broken nose a few weeks ago, Jen Ferrari hasn’t fallen out of her winning form. The Trailblazers shutout the Sage College Gators 3-0 on Monday. The rout began with Ferrari finding the back of the net at  the 15…

  • On Monday the Chicago Bears defense proved yet again that not only are they the best defense in the NFL (though statistically they are 6th in yards allowed), but they also are a historic group of shrewd, violent Vikings. They have a league-high 14 interceptions and seven fumble recoveries. If...

    Bears defense terrorizes the NFL

    On Monday the Chicago Bears defense proved yet again that not only are they the best defense in the NFL (though statistically they are 6th in yards allowed), but they also are a historic group of shrewd, violent Vikings. They have a league-high 14 interceptions and seven fumble recoveries. If…

  • After losing the last home game of the season, the Men’s Soccer team bounced back Tuesday night, besting Sage 3-0. The win brings the team to 5-9 overall and, more importantly gives them momentum going into the last regular season game on Friday. Senior Jake McCall tallied the first Trailblazer...

    Men’s soccer looks to finish strong

    After losing the last home game of the season, the Men’s Soccer team bounced back Tuesday night, besting Sage 3-0. The win brings the team to 5-9 overall and, more importantly gives them momentum going into the last regular season game on Friday. Senior Jake McCall tallied the first Trailblazer…

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