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Aliya Klein

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Students are in need of clarity and comfort, not confusion

Students are in need of clarity and comfort, not confusion

May 21, 2020

At 3:29 p.m. on May 19, I was sitting at my kitchen table writing my REL 200 final paper. I then received a text message from my friend saying, “it’s out,” at which point I scrambled over to my...

Coaches continue training athletic teams remotely

Coaches continue training athletic teams remotely

May 13, 2020

For many student athletes, much of the adjustment to remote learning has included losing access to training facilities and resources, hindering their ability to stay physically and mentally fit for both...

MCLA introduces art shuttles to museums

MCLA introduces art shuttles to museums

March 11, 2020

A new shuttle system will bring students from the College to several museums in the Berkshire area. (Photo courtesy of MCLA). Considering the College’s long-held reputation for an strong art history...

The hardest level-up; being female in the gaming world

The hardest level-up; being female in the gaming world

February 19, 2020

I wouldn’t identify myself as a gamer, and I’m almost certain that the rest of the world wouldn’t identify me as one either. However, as of late, I have found myself dipping my toe into the waters...

Taking down hot takes: The demise of discourse for views and clicks

Taking down hot takes: The demise of discourse for views and clicks

October 23, 2019

The definition of a hot take: “deliberately provocative commentary that is based almost entirely on shallow moralizing.” Hot takes are captivating to listen to and inspire memes like, “how could...

Trivializing allergies: On harmful media depictions of a serious issue

Trivializing allergies: On harmful media depictions of a serious issue

March 13, 2019

Some of you have probably seen the Peter Rabbit movie, and some of you haven’t. In case you want to know what you’re missing: Tom McGregor, the “villain” of the movie, is deathly allergic to blackberries,...

Valentine's Day: How it hurts consumers and the environment

Valentine’s Day: How it hurts consumers and the environment

February 13, 2019

It’s that time of year again! Upon entering the grocery store, you are greeted with an onslaught of boxed Godiva, bundled red roses and an astonishing amount of pink and red. Many of us, even some hopeless...

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