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Thanksgiving break is rapidly approaching, marking the final stretch of the fall semester for college students. (photo from Unsplash)

Students Looking Forward to Rest and Relaxation Over Break

Jillian Currier, Co-Editor-in-Chief November 20, 2022

As the holiday season approaches and the cold weather starts moving in, students are already planning their trips home for the upcoming breaks. With daylight savings time ending and snow getting closer...

Celebrities in Hollywood often end up being forgiven for any wrongdoings because of their influence over the general public. Should this change? Should we hold influencers to a higher standard?

Do Celebrities Deserve Second Chances?

Jillian Currier, Co-Editor-in-Chief November 10, 2022

I feel like every time I open my phone in the morning, I see another article or post about some famous person doing something wrong and getting exposed for it. Which is all fine and dandy until...

Fall Day of Service a Success and a Return to In-Person Volunteer Sites

Fall Day of Service a Success and a Return to In-Person Volunteer Sites

Jillian Currier, Co-Editor-in-Chief October 31, 2022

On October 15, students, faculty, and staff gathered on campus to volunteer their time and hard work for MCLA’s Fall Day of Service. Continuing their efforts from the spring semester, there were...

Dance Co. recently held their auditions for the year and are looking to improve their numbers as COVID restrictions ease and enrollment increases.

MCLA Dance Co. Jazzed for New Opportunities

Jillian Currier, Co-Editor-in-Chief October 14, 2022

MCLA’s Dance Co. has only just started this semester’s work, but they already know that their final performances are going to be bigger and better than before.  “It is a lot of overall excitement...

Students Reflect on Dream’s Face Reveal, Tom Brady’s Divorce, and more

Students Reflect on Dream’s Face Reveal, Tom Brady’s Divorce, and more

Jillian Currier, Co-Editor-in-Chief October 14, 2022

In a world where so many people are glued to their phone’s all day, it’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of doom-scrolling, and knowing way too much information about random celebrities and...

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