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Randy Adams ready to take a swing during the Trailblazers trip to Florida last season. (photo via MCLA Baseball)

Adams Returns for One Last Swing

Owen Brown, Sports Writer December 12, 2022

Graduate student Randy Adams is a household name when it comes to MCLA Baseball. Coming off his first full season with the Trailblazers, Adams was selected as a part of last year’s All-MASCAC Second...

Edge transferred to MCLA in 2019 to play soccer, and has made his mark on the team ever since.

From Hobart to MCLA, Edge reflects on time as student athlete

Savanna Amaral, Sports Editor December 12, 2022

In an interview with The Beacon, Senior goalkeeper and captain of the Men’s Soccer team reflected on transferring to MCLA and his time as a student athlete. Sam Edge is majoring in Psychology...

Jamari Young ‘23, better known on campus as Jam Sauce,  is a senior at MCLA and an aspiring musician. He uploads his music for his fans to hear on SoundCloud, and plans to continue pursuing music after he graduates.

Meet Aspiring Student Musician, Jam Sauce

Sukeigh Sukiennik, Staff Writer December 5, 2022

You may know him from your classes as Jamarri Young, you may know him from unaffiliated social events as Fritz. But it is most likely that you know him as the rapper Jam Sauce (in fact he is so well...

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...

Curt Nitzsche 23 previously played on the Mens Tennis team, and has now found a passion in being MCLAs new sports statistician.

After Tennis Program Got Cut, Nitzche Found Other Ways to Be Involved With Sports

Dylan Slonka, Staff Writer October 31, 2022

For Curt Nitzsche ’23, sports is the name of the game. A longtime soccer fan and former tennis player, recently he’s taken up the mantle of being one of the “unsung heroes” of the sports community...

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...

Maple has office hours every Wednesday at 11am, all students and staff are encouraged to attend if they’re looking to de-stress and spend time with a puppy. (Photo from Maples Instagram)

Meet Maple: MCLA’s Comfort Dog

Karesha Graham, BWN Reporter October 14, 2022

Animal lovers on campus can now spend time with MCLA’s official comfort dog, Maple. For the first time in MCLA history, the school has gotten a support animal for students and staff. It...

Amoure Joseph 23 singing at SACs Talent Show during the spring semester.

An Exciting New Chapter Awaits for Amoure

Karesha Graham, BWN Reporter September 29, 2022

MCLA senior and musical artist in the making Amoure Joseph is excited to graduate and continue using her voice to comfort others. Her singing started in elementary school when she joined her first choir...

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