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Catching Up With MCLA Confessions: The Past, Present, and Future

Catching Up With MCLA Confessions: The Past, Present, and Future

Angelina Clark, Web Editor September 29, 2023

The internet, and social media in particular, is a vital part of the modern college student’s life. For many, checking social media timelines is the first thing they do after waking up, and the last...

Photo from iBerkshires

Let the Good Times Roll: Welcomefest for Students and Staff

Karesha Graham, Reporter September 26, 2023

Get ready, and hold onto your hats, because we've got some electrifying news that will make your heart race! In a jaw-dropping twist that left the monotony of everyday life in the dust, students and staff...

Previously owned by Moresi and Associates, this building on Ashland Street was a go-to for college students looking to move off-campus.

The MCLA Off-Campus Housing Crisis

Angelina Clark, Web Editor September 26, 2023

One of the defining parts of the college experience is student housing. A student living away from their parents or guardians for the first time, often alongside complete strangers, is often considered...

Goalie Ryan Taylor 25 kicking the ball back into the field of play. Taylor recently was named starting goalie for the mens team after former goalie Sam Edge 23 left for graduation (via MCLA Athletics).

A Look at the 2023 MCLA Soccer Seasons

Owen Brown, Editor in Chief September 25, 2023

As the school year is in full swing, fall sports are underway as well. In addition, it also begins a new era in the MCLA Soccer program for both the men’s and women’s teams, as they will soon begin...

Going to a small school  like MCLA can have both positive and negative aspects to it, but many students here are grateful for the experience.

An Ode to Small Schools

Jillian Currier, Co-Editor-in-Chief March 2, 2023

It’s not every day that students are hand-picked and invited to meet a successful alum from their major to sit down and talk to one-on-one. It’s also not every day that students are specially asked...

An event was held in the Freel Library to celebrate 100 days left until commencement. Students were able to get professional headshots taken, vote on the class gift, apply for graduation, and more. (photo by Jillian Currier)

The Countdown to Commencement Continues, Less Than 100 Days Left

Jillian Currier, Co-Editor in Chief February 16, 2023

On Thursday, February 2nd in Freel Library, various students, faculty, and staff gathered to celebrate the 100-day countdown to commencement. The event allowed seniors to celebrate with their classmates,...

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...

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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