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Representations of Ireland at the World’s Fair

Representations of Ireland at the World’s Fair

By: Gionna Nourse “The Big E on a giant scale,” is how Political Science Professor Ely Janis described the 1904 World’s Fair during his presentation on March 6. World’s Fairs originated in 1851 in Great Britain with the “Crystal Palace Exhibition” and then started to be held internationally. Fourteen World’s Fairs were held in the United States from 1876 to […]

by · March 12, 2015 · News
Brunch honors prospective students

Brunch honors prospective students

  By: Idalis Foster This past Saturday, prospective students were honored at the Annual Admissions Academic Recognition Scholarship Brunch in the Campus Center Gym. The students were welcomed by Admissions staff and current MCLA students bright and early at 9:30 a.m. with breakfast provided by Aramark. The prospective students were seated by major with other students of similar interests, both […]

by · March 12, 2015 · News
Photo by Isabel McKenzie/The Beacon

An extended hand to help feed those in need

  By: Kaliegh Hayes Senior Ama Bemma Adwetewa-Badu is extending her hand to give food to those in need in her program “A Hand Up.” Last year Adwetewa-Badu helped create “A Hand Up,” which is a student-run community service group that focuses on hunger and homelessness in Berkshire County. The group was originally named “A Hand Up Not a Hand […]

by · March 12, 2015 · Features
Jacob Kennedy (left) and Kraig Paige (right) co-coordinate E3, which helps Drury High School seniors apply for jobs, college and become leaders in the community.

Teammates take the lead off the court to assist high school seniors

By: Juanita Doss Senior Kraig Page just couldn’t turn down another opportunity to help other students. He was an orientation leader, he’s a peer advisor, and now he continues his involvement as a co-coordinator for the E3 program. “I enjoy it a lot,” Page said. “The students have a huge impact on us. Seeing them show interest by coming back […]

by · March 12, 2015 · Features

Allegretto Seniors Reminisce

By: Matt Aceto Two seniors, two voices that ring throughout campus like the North Adams clock tower. During their four years here at MCLA, Greg Wilson and Mikaelle Olivier have helped turn the Allegrettos club into something spectacular. As co-presidents of Allegrettos, Wilson and Olivier work together to coordinate the steadily growing a capella club. They’ve noticed the club expand […]

by · March 12, 2015 · A&E
’Chappie’ provokes strong questions about AI

’Chappie’ provokes strong questions about AI

  By: Mitchell Chapman One of the most important functions of science fiction is to ask questions about scientific truths and possibilities, no matter how timely they may be.  We’ve seen this time and time again with films such as James Cameron’s “The Terminator,” which explored the potential dangers of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Ridley Scott’s “Alien,” which provoked commentary on […]

by · March 12, 2015 · A&E
Lacrosse looking forward to inaugural season

Lacrosse looking forward to inaugural season

  By: Jesse Collings With the snow finally beginning to melt away, the Women’s lacrosse team is looking forward to getting their inaugural season underway. After being founded two years ago and competing as a club team last season, lacrosse will compete in MASCAC for the very first time. Head coach Maria Bartini talked about building a program from scratch. […]

by · March 12, 2015 · Sports
Berkshire Women Writers Festival event features two poets

Berkshire Women Writers Festival event features two poets

    By: Shirin Hijab     Tonight at 7:00 p.m., two poets will present their work in Gallery 51. Diana Whitney and Hannah Fries put forth different visions in poetry. Whitney is more modern, while Fries tends to extend her images and keep them in the mind for slightly longer. Fries’ work focuses more on narrative and occasionally nature while […]

by · March 12, 2015 · A&E
Summers looks forward to getting involved with campus community

Summers looks forward to getting involved with campus community

  By: Brittany Gallacher Dr. Greg Summers said he is looking forward to getting closely involved with the campus community, as MCLA’s smaller size gives students more opportunities. “One of the things I admire about MCLA is that the institution can provide opportunities to all students,” Summers said. “At a bigger institution, you are only able to give [these opportunities] to […]

by · March 11, 2015 · Features, Front Page, News
Dr. Greg Summers announced as 12th MCLA president

Dr. Greg Summers announced as 12th MCLA president

  By: Brittany Gallacher After a six-month search process, the presidential search committee has chosen Dr. Greg Summers to serve as the 12th MCLA president. Summers has accepted the position, and will be visiting campus in the near future. The vote, which was unanimous, will be submitted for recommendation to the Board of Higher Education, which will vote to approve […]

by · March 5, 2015 · News

‘Viewpoints on a Green World’ proposes love of plants and trees

  By Matt Aceto Though they go largely unappreciated, flowers, trees, and underwater plants are critical components of our everyday lives. On Thursday, MCLA’s Gallery 51 hosted “Viewpoints on a Green World”, a panel discussion focusing on the importance of vegetation. The panel’s hosts were Williams College biology professor Joan Edwards, MCLA art professor Melanie Mowinski, certified herbalist Shannon Toye, […]

by · March 5, 2015 · A&E

‘Catch Me If You Can’ has explosive energy, leaves audience guessing

  By Matt Hotaling The fine and performing arts department opens the constantly twisting mystery “Catch Me If You Can” this week as the first show of the spring season. The play was written by Robert Thomas and adapted by Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert. The driving conflict of the play is that Daniel Corban’s (Marcus Neverson) wife has gone […]

by · March 5, 2015 · A&E
‘House of Cards’ season three escalates drama

‘House of Cards’ season three escalates drama

  Matt Hotaling Last Friday, Netflix released the third season of its critically acclaimed political drama “House of Cards” “House of Cards” is set in an alternate version of the present and follows the scheming career of a fictional politician named Frank Underwood, played by Kevin Spacey. “House of Cards” is adapted from a British television program of the same […]

by · March 5, 2015 · A&E

Back in the USSR

  Shirin Hijab Some places on earth seem to be forgotten; at least their histories or what happened there. What can we say happened in Abkhazia? Over the years since the fall of the USSR, there have been many conflicts and ethnic tensions between Georgia and Abkhazia, the first being an actual country that claims the second as its own. […]

by · March 5, 2015 · Opinion
MASCAC Championship

MASCAC Championship

  By: Jesse Collings It was a day of victory, and a day of defeat for Westfield State. Their Men’s basketball team claimed victory over Bridgewater State in the MASCAC Championship on Saturday, however, they failed to claim both the Men’s and Women’s Championships, as Bridgewater State upset Westfield in the Women’s bracket to claim the MASCAC Championship. In the […]

by · March 5, 2015 · Sports