Category: Features

Boggle Society shakes up club scene

Here at the College, it seems as though every day I learn about a new avenue that students are exploring outside of the classroom. It’s mind-boggling to learn about just…

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Aerial yoga offers sky-high fitness fun

I walked into Berkshire Fitness Company (BeFitCo.) on Water Street early on a recent Wednesday. The airy studio was still almost empty, but Lisa Wilk, an assistant trainer at the…

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One in Two Thousand: Shane Beard ’20

While I don’t quite recall my first encounter with Shane Beard ’20, I do remember thinking to myself that he is one of the funniest people I have ever met.…

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Peer Health therapy kittens banish finals blues in upstairs Paresky

Last Thursday at 7 p.m., a line of over 100 students spanned the hallway of upstairs Paresky Center. Students giggled and chatted with friends while waiting their turn to enter…

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Spotlight on Research: Professor Siniawer explores waste in postwar Japan

Professor of History Eiko Maruko Siniawer ’97 did not, in fact, like history as a high school student. Wanting to remedy her “ignorance,” as Siniawer put it, toward U.S. history…

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Mika Brzezinski ’89 discusses journalistic career, tour series

In the three decades since Mika Brzezinski ’89 first applied to the College, her career has been characterized by a series of setbacks and triumphs which eventually led her to…

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One in Two Thousand: Ben Kitchen ’21

I first met Ben Kitchen ’21 when he auditioned for Frosh Revue in his signature ramen noodle jumpsuit. I sat down with him to talk about the jumpsuit, his radio…

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Tom Bernard ’92 wins election to become North Adams’ next mayor

On Nov. 7, Tom Bernard ’92 was elected mayor of North Adams. He is the first non-incumbent to win in eight years. Previously, Mayor Richard Alcombright had served since 2010.…

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Campus Cribs: Poker B’s wacky world

If you’re looking for a group of humans that embody the word “zesty,” look no further than the seniors of Poker B. As one of the six apartments that comprise…

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Anne Peale ascends library stacks and intimidating heights

Some people judge a book by its cover; others judge by its contents. Special Collections Librarian Anne Peale judges it by uncovering the story behind it. Of course, she also…

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