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Rebel Games Interactive wants MCLA students

Rebel Games Interactive wants MCLA students

By Mat Hotaling Berkshire based independent game developer Rebel Games Interactive (RGI) is hiring exclusively MCLA students for internships at its studio. RGI, a company founded by MCLA alumnus David Kubicki, is looking for MCLA student interns from multiple fields of study to help the small studio develop video games. “We’re looking for students who have skills in coding or […]

by · April 2, 2015 · A&E
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Hunter Long prefers romance films for their connectivity.

Students use film to explore worlds, identity

By Mitchell Chapman As you walk through the brick-tiled pathways of campus, you’ll encounter a great diversity of people and tastes along the way.  One need only to ask them something as simple as their favorite movies to realize it. Take Cat Lima, class of 2017, for instance. Her favorite genres are comedy, action, and romance. “I watch films as […]

by · April 2, 2015 · A&E
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Lyndsay Isham-Morton is one of 28 individuals selected for this year's Berkshire Leadership Program.

Leadership Journey continues

By Juanita Doss She’s always searching for a new opportunity; an opportunity to better herself and give back to the community that she’s grown fond of. “I’ve been here for 10 years and now it’s time to give back to the community,” said Lyndsay Isham-Morton, coordinator of Student Conduct. “This program will help me with networking and get more involved. […]

by · April 2, 2015 · Features
Bomb threat caller sentenced

Bomb threat caller sentenced

By Nick Swanson Jarret Ferriter, 21, who pleaded guilty to initiating a false threat of two bombs on MCLA campus, said, it was not because of wanting to nap before work as rumors misconstrued. “I think about everyone that it negatively affected and every day I feel worse for any one that it hurt, than I do for myself,” Ferriter […]

by · April 2, 2015 · News
VP candidate says the best ideas come from the students

VP candidate says the best ideas come from the students

By Nick Swanson Dr. David Bergh shares life experiences that led him to being one of the final candidates for VP of Student Affairs/Dean of Students.   “My strong interest in working with students first began as a student,” Bergh said. As an undergraduate student, Bergh participated in numerous athletics and the student government association at Allegheny College in Meadville, […]

by · April 2, 2015 · News
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Lacey is working on another novel and teaches writing classes

Novelist Catherine Lacey arrives today

By: Shrin Hijab “I think like this. I think it’s more natural to write in long sentences. It’s creating a kind of equation. There’s a kind of logic to every sentence. I think everyone thinks in circularities. I feel like I’m happiest with writing when it’s close to the way I talk.” That’s Catherine Lacey. She’ll be on campus through […]

by · April 2, 2015 · A&E
Greg Summers changes decision

Greg Summers changes decision

By Brittany Gallacher Dr. Greg Summers has withdrawn his acceptance to be MCLA’s 12th president, according to a press release sent by the College Tuesday night. Tyler Fairbank, Chair of the Board of Trustees, also released an announcment, stating that Summers’ family is dealing with  health problems and cannot relocate. “Summers is deeply apologetic, as he was extremely impressed with […]

by · April 2, 2015 · News
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Kate Bornstein performs spoken word as part of the Creating Equality series

By Rominda DeBarros Transgender performance artist, author, and activist Kate Bornstein, presented a talk titled “On Men, Women and the Rest of Us,” at the Creating Equality Series last Wednesday night. During the talk Bornstein performed a collection of hir favorite spoken word poems, all of which were on the topic of transgender issues. Before the performance began, students, faculty […]

by · April 2, 2015 · A&E, News
Honor code clarified by Brown’s visit

Honor code clarified by Brown’s visit

By Idalis Foster An honor code and the availability of internships are just a few of the concerns that were brought up to Interim President Cynthia Brown by the senate on Monday. In response to Student Government Association (SGA) President Brendan Peltier’s inquiry about developments in terms of an honor code, Brown suggested that SGA reach out to other colleges […]

by · April 2, 2015 · News
Green Living Seminar addresses climate change on global and local scale

Green Living Seminar addresses climate change on global and local scale

By Gionna Nourse “350 parts per million (ppm) is the safe level for concentration of carbon dioxide, [and] the year I was born (1987) was the last year it was below this level,” Ellie Johnston, co-founder and facilitator of 350 MA-Berkshires, said at her lecture entitled Act Globally, Act Locally: Addressing Climate Change at Every Level on March 26. In […]

by · April 2, 2015 · News
Alternative Spring Break puts life in perspective

Alternative Spring Break puts life in perspective

By Idalis Foster Clean, running water and pride in one’s nation’s history are things that are often overlooked or taken for granted, but for students who spent their spring break in Belize and China, these aspects of life became all the more apparent. For one of the ten students on the trip, senior Alex Moore, it was the history of […]

by · April 2, 2015 · News
Need a QB? Trade down

Need a QB? Trade down

  By: Jake Mendel Each year there are always five to ten teams looking for their franchise quarterback. Most teams get their quarterback through the draft. The 2012 Colts were a perfect example. Peyton Manning gets hurt, the Colts draft an elite QB in Luck and have made the playoffs every year since he was drafted. It isn’t that easy […]

by · April 2, 2015 · Sports
Gallery 51 shows cerebral food-art

Gallery 51 shows cerebral food-art

  By:Matt Aceto Junk food is beautiful. On Thursday, March 26, MCLA’s Gallery 51 premiered its new ‘Eat This’ exhibition, a photo-collection of greasy and utterly unhealthy food compiled by photographers Jon Feinstein, Lindsay Lochman and Barbara Ciurej. The student-organized exhibition will run through April 26. Among the many pictures on display are bread mountains, marshmallow river valleys, and fields […]

by · April 2, 2015 · A&E
Lacrosse drops MASCAC opener

Lacrosse drops MASCAC opener

  By Jesse Collings Winter weather prevented the lacrosse team from opening conference play at home, and the Trailblazers came up short against Massachusetts Maritime on Sunday in their inaugural Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference game, losing 11-6. MCLA is now 2-3 overall, with a record of 0-1 in conference play. Mass. Maritime improves to 3-2 overall and 1-0 in […]

by · April 2, 2015 · Sports
Tennis faults in conference opener

Tennis faults in conference opener

  By: Jesse Collings The Men’s Tennis team came up short in its first conference game of the season, falling to Castleton State 6-3 in Rutland, Vermont on Saturday. MCLA drops to 0-2 on the season with a record of 0-1 in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) play, while Castleton improved to 3-3 on the season and is now 1-0 in […]

by · April 2, 2015 · Sports