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  • By Jesse Collings The Volleyball team traveled to Bridgewater State on Saturday to compete in their final regular game of the season. Bridgewater won a hotly contested first set, and then rolled over the Trailblazers in the next two sets to win the game 3-0. MCLA finished the regular season...

    Volleyball Battles with Bridgewater State

    By Jesse Collings The Volleyball team traveled to Bridgewater State on Saturday to compete in their final regular game of the season. Bridgewater won a hotly contested first set, and then rolled over the Trailblazers in the next two sets to win the game 3-0. MCLA finished the regular season…

  • By Tyler Bacon The MCLA Trailblazers scored a pair of second half goals to defeat Framingham State University Rams 2-0 in the quarterfinals of the MASCAC Men’s Soccer Championship Tournament. With the victory, the Blazers improve to 7-7-3 on the year and advance to the semifinal round of the Men’s...

    Men’s Soccer Advances to Semi Finals

    By Tyler Bacon The MCLA Trailblazers scored a pair of second half goals to defeat Framingham State University Rams 2-0 in the quarterfinals of the MASCAC Men’s Soccer Championship Tournament. With the victory, the Blazers improve to 7-7-3 on the year and advance to the semifinal round of the Men’s…

  • By Nicole L’Etoile The newly released film “Nightcrawler” is, put simply, wildly intense and chilling.  The film has all the good elements of a drama or thriller, including suspense, character development, and jump scares. This film focuses on Louis Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal), a man living in LA who is desperate...

    ‘Nightcrawler’ Chills and Thrills

    By Nicole L’Etoile The newly released film “Nightcrawler” is, put simply, wildly intense and chilling.  The film has all the good elements of a drama or thriller, including suspense, character development, and jump scares. This film focuses on Louis Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal), a man living in LA who is desperate…

  • By Rachel Fitterman The new Gallery 51 exhibit “Water & Earth: Protecting Fragile Ecosystems” presents an interesting commentary on the preservation of the environment. From handmade and nature-found materials to recycling everyday objects, the pieces featured in this exhibit reinvent the definition of natural and eco-friendly. Sarah Sutro’s “Restless Landscape...

    G51 Exhibit Explores Human-Nature Relationship

    By Rachel Fitterman The new Gallery 51 exhibit “Water & Earth: Protecting Fragile Ecosystems” presents an interesting commentary on the preservation of the environment. From handmade and nature-found materials to recycling everyday objects, the pieces featured in this exhibit reinvent the definition of natural and eco-friendly. Sarah Sutro’s “Restless Landscape…

  • By Christopher Johnson North Adams, Mass.—Faculty adviser Zack Finch and co-editor Ama Bemma Adwetewa-Badu of SPIRES show great enthusiasm for the ongoing second Fall Foliage Contest. After members of SPIRES select the best works anonymously, the first place work will be published in the magazine in the spring, with cash...

    SPIRES Holds Fall Foliage Contest

    By Christopher Johnson North Adams, Mass.—Faculty adviser Zack Finch and co-editor Ama Bemma Adwetewa-Badu of SPIRES show great enthusiasm for the ongoing second Fall Foliage Contest. After members of SPIRES select the best works anonymously, the first place work will be published in the magazine in the spring, with cash…

  • By Rachel Fitterman Harlequin brought an energetic night of song and dance to their twelfth annual Revue on Friday, Oct. 31 and Saturday, Nov. 1. Performances ranged from touching to triumphant, and many had the audiences out of their seats and hollering. Noticeable standouts included “It’s A Hard-Knock Life” from...

    Harlequin Celebrates Musical Theatre at Revue

    By Rachel Fitterman Harlequin brought an energetic night of song and dance to their twelfth annual Revue on Friday, Oct. 31 and Saturday, Nov. 1. Performances ranged from touching to triumphant, and many had the audiences out of their seats and hollering. Noticeable standouts included “It’s A Hard-Knock Life” from…

  • By Holly Johnston I sat in my room staring at my packed suitcase. I’d had a permanent smile on my face for days. I’d be leaving tomorrow for Iceland.  I opened my desk drawer and took my plane ticket out. I thought double checking my plane’s departure time would be...

    Iceland Airwaves

    By Holly Johnston I sat in my room staring at my packed suitcase. I’d had a permanent smile on my face for days. I’d be leaving tomorrow for Iceland.  I opened my desk drawer and took my plane ticket out. I thought double checking my plane’s departure time would be…

  • By Juanita Doss MCLA’s athletic training program is looking to attract and expand applications from multicultural students after receiving The National Athletic Training Association (NATA) Ethnic Diversity Enhancement grant for $2,400. Biology Professor and Athletic Training Director Peter Hoyt said the athletic training program will jump on board with the...

    NATA Grants Athletics $2,400 for Multicultural Diversity

    By Juanita Doss MCLA’s athletic training program is looking to attract and expand applications from multicultural students after receiving The National Athletic Training Association (NATA) Ethnic Diversity Enhancement grant for $2,400. Biology Professor and Athletic Training Director Peter Hoyt said the athletic training program will jump on board with the…

  • By Isabel McKenzie The Adam Hinds lecture and discussion on ISIS presented what the rise of individualism means to the organization and how to approach 21st century threats in this modern world. Hinds highlighted the inter-connectivity of the world today and questioned “how we are taking on foreign affairs and...

    ISIS’s Strategies Explained by Hinds

    By Isabel McKenzie The Adam Hinds lecture and discussion on ISIS presented what the rise of individualism means to the organization and how to approach 21st century threats in this modern world. Hinds highlighted the inter-connectivity of the world today and questioned “how we are taking on foreign affairs and…

  • By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney CEO and Founder of Dean’s Beans Organic Coffee Company, Dean Cycon, will speak on Wednesday, Nov. 5 honoring the annual Elizabeth and Lawrence Vadnais Environmental Issues Lecture Series. Cycon visited the college last spring to speak at the Green Living series seminar about his sustainable business being...

    Vadnais Lecture to Host Dean’s Beans Founder

    By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney CEO and Founder of Dean’s Beans Organic Coffee Company, Dean Cycon, will speak on Wednesday, Nov. 5 honoring the annual Elizabeth and Lawrence Vadnais Environmental Issues Lecture Series. Cycon visited the college last spring to speak at the Green Living series seminar about his sustainable business being…

  • By Isabel McKenzie Republican Charlie Baker’s campaign for governor centers on issues of economic growth and jobs, education, safer and stronger communities, health care, and trust in the state government for the people of Massachusetts. Baker hopes to expand economic and career opportunities within the Commonwealth by focusing on growing...

    Baker Focuses on Jobs, Healthcare, Reforming Tax Code

    By Isabel McKenzie Republican Charlie Baker’s campaign for governor centers on issues of economic growth and jobs, education, safer and stronger communities, health care, and trust in the state government for the people of Massachusetts. Baker hopes to expand economic and career opportunities within the Commonwealth by focusing on growing…

  • By Meg Gugarty Attorney General Martha Coakley emphasizes education, environmental progress, economic growth, and equal opportunity in her bid for governor. Coakley’s proposals for students include a $100 million competitive grant program for collaboration between high schools, colleges, and businesses. “Over the course of this campaign, Martha has emphasized the...

    Coakley Stresses Education, Environment

    By Meg Gugarty Attorney General Martha Coakley emphasizes education, environmental progress, economic growth, and equal opportunity in her bid for governor. Coakley’s proposals for students include a $100 million competitive grant program for collaboration between high schools, colleges, and businesses. “Over the course of this campaign, Martha has emphasized the…

  • By Idalis Foster MCLA, Williams College, and North Adams Public Schools are working together in a new STEM related program called Teaching-to-Learn. The program brings undergraduate students from both colleges into elementary schools to teach science and is funded by the National Science Foundation. The institutions have been brainstorming this...

    Students Teach STEM to Local K-7 Graders

    By Idalis Foster MCLA, Williams College, and North Adams Public Schools are working together in a new STEM related program called Teaching-to-Learn. The program brings undergraduate students from both colleges into elementary schools to teach science and is funded by the National Science Foundation. The institutions have been brainstorming this…

  • By Juanita Doss A sampling of opinion from political science students and a professor show a leaning towards Democrat Attorney General Martha Coakley in her race against Republican Charlie Baker for governor. “Martha Coakley is more likely to continue the duties that Governor Deval Patrick started,” political science professor Robert...

    Students and Faculty Weigh In On Governor Candidates

    By Juanita Doss A sampling of opinion from political science students and a professor show a leaning towards Democrat Attorney General Martha Coakley in her race against Republican Charlie Baker for governor. “Martha Coakley is more likely to continue the duties that Governor Deval Patrick started,” political science professor Robert…

  • By Christopher Johnson While they are all Independent, the three alternative candidates to Martha Coakley and Charlie Baker—Scott Lively, Evan Falchuk and Jeffrey McCormick—have very different, sometimes contradictory ideas. “As governor, my number one priority will be to create jobs and grow the economy,” McCormick said in a campaign video...

    Independent Candidates Offer Alternatives

    By Christopher Johnson While they are all Independent, the three alternative candidates to Martha Coakley and Charlie Baker—Scott Lively, Evan Falchuk and Jeffrey McCormick—have very different, sometimes contradictory ideas. “As governor, my number one priority will be to create jobs and grow the economy,” McCormick said in a campaign video…

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