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Berkshire Gems: The Berkshires is a Place Rich in Entertainment and Activities

Meagan Nejame, Maroon Tribune Reporter

November 29

Filed under Berkshires & Beyond, Local News

Many young people, especially high school students, frequently complain about how the Berkshires have nothing to offer. The Berkshires are not home to any hot-spot clubs or designer shopping; the area is looked upon by youths...

Dissecting the Payroll Tax

Jonah Carlson, Maroon Tribune Columnist

November 29

Filed under Berkshires & Beyond

The payroll taxes were created to ensure the solvency of the American social safety net. Employees and employers each pay 1.45% on all income earned/paid to support Medicare. However, the system that finances Social Security is...

Beyond Bullies

November 29

Filed under Berkshires & Beyond

The Maroon Tribune was recently contacted by the Beyond Bullies program. This program is meant to help teenagers who are being bullied and cyber bullied nationwide find relief from their isolation, depression, and self-defeating...

Occupy Wall Street! All Day! All Week!

Matthew Whalan, Maroon Tribune Reporter

November 21

Filed under Berkshires & Beyond

Zuccotti Park smells like B.O. and fresh bagels and the drum circle in the middle launches up into the city and ricochets off of the surrounding buildings. And they sing and they chant, and their noise has nowhere to hide. Police ...

Americans Elect: The Birth of a Movement

Jonah Carlson, Maroon Tribune Columnist

November 13

Filed under Berkshires & Beyond

Any national poll today will tell you that Americans are completely dissatisfied with the current system.  Record numbers say the country is "on the wrong track," discontent is mounting about the corrupting role of money in politics,...

Jimmy Davis Jr. and My Grandfather

Matthew Whalan, Maroon Tribune Reporter

November 13

Filed under Berkshires & Beyond, Features

There is an African American man named Jimmy Davis Jr. who sits in a cell in Alabama, in the Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore on death row. He was charged with capital murder for the shooting and killing of Johnny Hazel,...

How to Successfully Kill a Stinkbug

Meagan Nejaime, Maroon Tribune Reporter

November 13

Filed under Berkshires & Beyond, Local News

We’ve all been terrorized by their ugly appearance and have instantly regretted our decision to kill them once we smell their vile stink. However, with this step-by-step tutorial, you can conquer the hated stinkbugs and never...

S’now Problem: 12 Ways to Make the Most of this Early Snow

Annalena Barrett, Maroon Tribune Reporter

November 9

Filed under Berkshires & Beyond, Local News

The recent snowstorm has really brought out the worst in some people. On that fateful Saturday when the snow hit, those lucky enough to have power decided to blow up Facebook with statuses expressing their disdain for the fluffy...

Free Trade: Boon or Bane?

Jonah Carlson, Maroon Tribune Columnist

October 22

Filed under Berkshires & Beyond

While Obama's large and ambitious jobs bill has not been able to secure the necessary votes for passage in either the House or the Senate, the President is touting other, bipartisan economic measures that have succeeded as of...

The Occupy Movement and Buddy Roemer

Jonah Carlson, Maroon Tribune Columnist

October 11

Filed under Berkshires & Beyond

Yesterday between 1 and 3 p.m., I found myself outside the town hall in Great Barrington, standing in solidarity with many of the ideas embodied by the Occupy Wall Street movement.  I must admit skepticism when I first heard...

School Health Reforms are Misplaced, Inadequate

Jonah Carlson, Maroon Tribune Reporter

October 6

Filed under Berkshires & Beyond

It's clear that America has a problem with obesity.  Waistlines are expanding, BMIs are climbing, and the health complications associated with being overweight or obese are increasingly prevalent, tragic, and expensive.  The...

A Few Words on the Developing GOP Race

Jonah Carlson, Maroon Tribune Columnist

October 3

Filed under Berkshires & Beyond

Since I last sat down to blog about the 2012 presidential race, there have been innumerable developments. Tim Pawlenty and Thaddeus McCotter have already called it a day. Speculation is persistent about the potential entrance of b...

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