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Historic Churches Left Vacant

Historic Churches Left Vacant

By Gionna Nourse The city of North Adams is struggling to find a use for vacant churches. They are caught between the desire to keep the architectural beauty, and the need to find a sensible solution for residents. Back in 2008, St. Francis of Assisi Church, located in downtown North Adams, closed its doors due to financial troubles. St. Francis […]

by · December 10, 2014 · Features, Online Exclusive
Students Divided on Room Lockout Fees

Students Divided on Room Lockout Fees

By Juanita Doss Forgotten IDs and misplaced keys have become a problem for students living in the three residential halls. Under a new policy, students get one “free” pass when they forget their ID or keys, but subsequent offenses can bring a fee of $25. “It’s a major safety and security issue,” Dianne Manning, director of Residential Programs and Services, […]

by · December 10, 2014 · Features, Online Exclusive
Task Force Hopes to Make Youth Center a Reality

Task Force Hopes to Make Youth Center a Reality

By Isabel McKenzie The possibility of having a youth center in North Adams is becoming a reality with the creation of a Task Force to motivate the project. “It’s been something that the community has been asking for a very long time,” said Jessica Sweeney, program associate of Northern Berkshire Neighbors and UNITY at Northern Berkshire Community Coalition. The NBCC […]

by · December 10, 2014 · Features, Online Exclusive
Clark Exhibit Features Monet

Clark Exhibit Features Monet

By Rachel Fitterman The Clark Art Institute presents an unusual pairing of two fine art mediums in “Monet | Kelly,” a new exhibit that compares the work of French impressionist Claude Monet with that of modern artist Ellsworth Kelly. Both artists visited the island of Belle-Île, as well as the south provinces of France, and “Monet | Kelly” couples the […]

by · December 10, 2014 · A&E
Netflix and the Lost Art of Film

Netflix and the Lost Art of Film

By Christopher Johnson Netflix serves about 50 million viewers worldwide in 50 different countries, according to its own overview statement. For $7.99, a person can stream what is available. But, as Timothy Stenovec in The Huffington Post notes, what is available is dictated by how much Netflix is willing to pay for a specific movie and so they do not […]

by · December 10, 2014 · A&E, Opinion
Photo by Alex Butfilowski.

Dance Company Goes Strong

By Christopher Johnson The selection of songs for the dances in Dance Company’s show over the weekend flowed in such a way that not one song clashed with another. The verve during many of the dances and in the tonal transitions in between almost never dulled, so the intermission almost seemed unnecessary. It was refreshing to see both the energy […]

by · December 10, 2014 · A&E, Slideshow
SPIRES Hosts Night of Featured Readers

SPIRES Hosts Night of Featured Readers

By Nicole L’Etoile SPIRES Literary Arts Magazine’s Featured Artist Night was filled with poetry, prose, short stories, and other readings by aspiring authors from the campus along with guest readers.  The pieces read ranged from silly to serious, sometimes bordering on bone chilling seriousness. The night featured readers who had prepared all types of pieces to perform in front of […]

by · December 10, 2014 · A&E, Slideshow
Campus Lacks Enough Performance Spaces

Campus Lacks Enough Performance Spaces

By Harmony Birch It’s no secret that there is a lack of performance space on campus. Speakers, school events, clubs, and academic performances all compete for the best venues. Scheduling space starts with classes and academic performances, then college sponsored speakers, so clubs must choose the times and spaces that are left. Speakers are usually hosted in the Church Street […]

by · December 10, 2014 · Features, Online Exclusive
Photo by Nick Arena.

The Laugh in the Labyrinth

By Sarah Murphy There’s a room tucked away in a labyrinth hallway of the Campus Center, built up with cinderblock walls painted white, adorned with family photos and Boston Red Sox memorabilia. To get to this room, one must climb a dizzying assortment of staircases up, down, and sideways. At the end, one will find the Athletics Department Office, where […]

by · December 10, 2014 · Slideshow, Sports, Sports Front Page
New Playoff Format is Far From Perfect

New Playoff Format is Far From Perfect

By Jesse Collings With the BSC system dead, the NCAA banked on creating a new, less controversial method for deciding a national champion for Division 1 college football. The new system, a four team tournament determined by a selection committee of notable names within the field of collegiate athletics and the NCAA, fans and the media all had high expectations […]

by · December 10, 2014 · Sports, Sports Front Page
Women’s Basketball Goes 1-2

Women’s Basketball Goes 1-2

By Jesse Collings The Women’s Basketball team dropped their opening contest in the annual Ed Hockenbury Classic, but made up for it by picking up a victory in the consolation game on Saturday, to finish the tournament with a record of 1-1. MCLA met the hosts of the tournament, Norwich University, in the first round on Friday, and fell to […]

by · December 10, 2014 · Sports, Sports Front Page
Tyler Bacon.

NFL Remains Ignorant of Instances of Domestic Abuse

By Tyler Bacon A lot of attention has been given lately to the long-term effects of concussions that NFL players suffer and become inherent to the game. But the league has consistently turned a blind eye to blows sustained by women at the hands of many NFL players over the last decade. That all changed when TMZ released a video […]

by · December 10, 2014 · Opinion, Sports, Sports Front Page
MCLA Falls in Tournament Final

MCLA Falls in Tournament Final

By Tyler Bacon The 2014 Tri-State Shootout concluded Sunday afternoon at Southern Vermont College with the home team hoisting the tournament trophy for the second straight year. SVC defeated the Trailblazers 80-60, ending the Blazers’ hopes of taking home the trophy. Coming off of a triple-overtime thriller against RPI to make it to the championship game, MCLA went into the […]

by · December 10, 2014 · Sports, Sports Front Page
CFB Playoff Set

CFB Playoff Set

By Tyler Bacon #2 Oregon Ducks vs #3 Florida State Seminoles It’s back to the Rose Bowl for the defending champs. This semifinal is a good matchup since it features the reigning Heisman winner Jameis Winston vs. the likely Heisman winner, Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota. Each quarterback will be tested throughout the game. There is speed on both defenses with […]

by · December 10, 2014 · Sports, Sports Front Page
Nicholas Arena, Managing Editor.

Good Night and Good Luck

By Nick Arena The end of the semester is upon us once more. For some, myself included, it is the very last. There have been ups and downs, but I can’t say that I would change any of it for the world. I’ve grown as a person, and I have found something that I truly love doing. Unfortunately, student newspapers […]

by · December 10, 2014 · Opinion