• By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney   Adjunct professors working part-time with no benefits at a fraction of what tenured professors earn. Colleges often choose to hire adjuncts to teach some courses instead of hiring full-time, tenure-track professors. New adjunct professors can make $3,000 per course for the first two semesters, then roughly...

    Legislation aims to improve adjunct professor pay, benefits

    By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney   Adjunct professors working part-time with no benefits at a fraction of what tenured professors earn. Colleges often choose to hire adjuncts to teach some courses instead of hiring full-time, tenure-track professors. New adjunct professors can make $3,000 per course for the first two semesters, then roughly...

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  • By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney   The college’s smoking policy task force has combined several small committees and has distributed positions to further research in establishing an updated smoking policy for the campus. A campus wide survey, including faculty and staff, will be available by May 13 either through self-service banner or...

    Smoking policy Task Force holds first meeting

    By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney   The college’s smoking policy task force has combined several small committees and has distributed positions to further research in establishing an updated smoking policy for the campus. A campus wide survey, including faculty and staff, will be available by May 13 either through self-service banner or...

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  • By Rominda deBarros   The College will celebrate its 115th Commencement in the Amsler Campus Center Gymnasium on Saturday, May 17, beginning at 11 a.m. The Baccalaureate ceremony will be held on Friday, May 16 at 3 p.m. in the Church Street Center. Graduates will start off the Commencement ceremony...

    MCLA gears up for Commencment 2014

    By Rominda deBarros   The College will celebrate its 115th Commencement in the Amsler Campus Center Gymnasium on Saturday, May 17, beginning at 11 a.m. The Baccalaureate ceremony will be held on Friday, May 16 at 3 p.m. in the Church Street Center. Graduates will start off the Commencement ceremony...

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  • By James Hunter   The Trailblazers will enter the postseason tomorrow with the second seed after splitting the series with top-seeded Bridgewater State. “Bridgewater is our biggest rivalry in the MASCAC and I can picture it coming down to us versus them in the MASCAC final again,” Samantha Boyle said....

    Softball surges into playoffs

    By James Hunter   The Trailblazers will enter the postseason tomorrow with the second seed after splitting the series with top-seeded Bridgewater State. “Bridgewater is our biggest rivalry in the MASCAC and I can picture it coming down to us versus them in the MASCAC final again,” Samantha Boyle said....

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  • By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney   For my last column of the semester, I thought it would be nice to sum up most of my health and fitness tips to prepare you for the tasks of summer (which actually won’t be so bad with this knowledge). Start carrying a water bottle with...

    Important reminders

    By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney   For my last column of the semester, I thought it would be nice to sum up most of my health and fitness tips to prepare you for the tasks of summer (which actually won’t be so bad with this knowledge). Start carrying a water bottle with…

  • By Jenna O’Connor   With the closing of North Adams Regional Hospital (NARH) on March 28, the closest hospital is Berkshire Medical Center, located in Pittsfield—which is a 25-to-40-minute drive for the residents in the surrounding Northern Berkshire towns. The college announced last week that the MountainOne Wellness Center is...

    Wellness center concerns

    By Jenna O’Connor   With the closing of North Adams Regional Hospital (NARH) on March 28, the closest hospital is Berkshire Medical Center, located in Pittsfield—which is a 25-to-40-minute drive for the residents in the surrounding Northern Berkshire towns. The college announced last week that the MountainOne Wellness Center is…

  • By Alexander Moore   Instagram, Snapchat, and Soundcloud are all popular social media services with lengthy “terms of use.” Many individuals do not take the time to read these policies, and may not know what they are getting into when they sign up. When Snapchat gets an idea submitted by...

    User beware on social media sites

    By Alexander Moore   Instagram, Snapchat, and Soundcloud are all popular social media services with lengthy “terms of use.” Many individuals do not take the time to read these policies, and may not know what they are getting into when they sign up. When Snapchat gets an idea submitted by…

  • By Gabriel Kogel   For my last installment of Under the Bodhi Tree, I want to thank every one of you for reading my words. For those of you who’ve offered kind words in return, I’m especially grateful. May you always be blessed and live in joy. This has been...

    Meditation 101

    By Gabriel Kogel   For my last installment of Under the Bodhi Tree, I want to thank every one of you for reading my words. For those of you who’ve offered kind words in return, I’m especially grateful. May you always be blessed and live in joy. This has been…

  • By Yvonne Camacho   In the blink of an eye, four years are up. Seniors know there’s no avoiding the dread instilling question, “What are you doing after graduation?” For most students, the most traditional choices are entering the workforce or enrolling in graduate school. But, by taking an unconventional...

    Waiting for grad school

    By Yvonne Camacho   In the blink of an eye, four years are up. Seniors know there’s no avoiding the dread instilling question, “What are you doing after graduation?” For most students, the most traditional choices are entering the workforce or enrolling in graduate school. But, by taking an unconventional…

  • By Jesse Collings   The comments Los Angles Clipper’s owner Donald Sterling recently made about African-Americans have generated a lot of talk. Clearly, Sterling’s remarks have no place anywhere in society. While most of the blame has been thrust onto Sterling himself for making the remarks, some blame certainly deserves...

    With Sterling, NBA was asking for trouble

    By Jesse Collings   The comments Los Angles Clipper’s owner Donald Sterling recently made about African-Americans have generated a lot of talk. Clearly, Sterling’s remarks have no place anywhere in society. While most of the blame has been thrust onto Sterling himself for making the remarks, some blame certainly deserves…

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