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SGA: Student Leadership, Townhouse Construction, and Attendance Policies

SGA: Student Leadership, Townhouse Construction, and Attendance Policies

Chloe Golebiewski, Staff Writer November 20, 2022

On Monday, November 7th, Student Government Association (SGA) held a meeting about recent concerns of the MCLA community with President James Birge as the guest speaker of the meeting.  President...

The strawberry banana smoothie, also known as “Berkshire’s Best”, is the businesses best selling flavor so far. (photo by chloe Golebiewski)

Love Smoothies and Supporting Local Businesses? Check Out Berkshire Blends

Chloe Golebiewski, Staff Writer November 10, 2022

Stephanie Burdick, a small business owner residing in Florida, Massachusetts had dreamt of opening her own business for a while. As of May 2022, she accomplished that with the new smoothie shop, located...

Wang Chen is MCLA’s artist-in-residence for the next nine months, and recently gave a lecture describing their art and to give advice to aspiring artists. (Photo by Johnluke Kunce)

Artist-in-Residence Wang Chen Gives Advice to Student Artists in Lecture

Chloe Golebiewski, Staff Writer October 31, 2022

Wang Chen, MCLA’s artist-in-residence for the next nine months, held a lecture in Murdock 218 on Thursday, October 13th to talk about some of their work and give advice to aspiring artists. Chen,...

This year’s Day of Dialogue occured on Oct. 19, 2022. The theme was “Racism is a Public Health Issue.” This is a theme that the organizers of the event felt was very relevant to current events.

“Racism is a Public Health Issue”: MCLA Holds Annual Day of Dialogue

Chloe Golebiewski, Staff Writer October 31, 2022

MCLA’s 5th annual Day of Dialogue occurred on Wednesday, October 19th. This year’s theme was “Racism is a Public Health Issue,” which is very relevant today. The Keynote Session, presented...

Hailey Expresses Her Creativity and Connects with Others Through Art

Hailey Expresses Her Creativity and Connects with Others Through Art

Chloe Golebiewski, Staff Writer October 14, 2022

Hailey Rolon, a junior Studio Art major, with a minor in Creative Writing who came to MCLA to “be full-force creative. All I want to do is make things and show them to the world.” When asked about...

The Elizabeth Freeman Center holds the Rise Together for Safety and Justice Walk annually. (Photo from The Elizabeth Freeman Center).

Safety and Justice Walk Empowers Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence

Chloe Golebiewski, Staff Writer October 4, 2022

On Thursday, September 29th, the Elizabeth Freeman Center put on their annual Safety and Justice Walk to raise money and awareness for support of domestic and sexual violence survivors. The walk began...

Theatre Department Begins Work for Upcoming Production of The Tempest

Theatre Department Begins Work for Upcoming Production of The Tempest

Chloe Golebiewski, Staff Writer September 29, 2022

The Theatre Department has announced its upcoming production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, directed by Tom Truss, along with plans for other upcoming productions.    Laura Standley, Associate...

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