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SOPA and PIPA Tabeled by Congress: Were Protests the Cause?

Josh Lilienthal, Maroon Tribune Reporter

January 23, 2012

Filed under Berkshires & Beyond

After a day of huge nation-wide protests, SOPA and PIPA have been tabeled for the moment. The effort was large and spanned a diverse group of people. Even Wikipedia participated in a blackout of their website as a protest. An...

Activism Paying Dividends

Jonah Carlson, Maroon Tribune Columnist

January 22, 2012

Filed under Berkshires & Beyond

The general public often seems to have a sense of trepidation about activist movements.  What are they seeking?  Are they independent, or will they be co-opted?  Are they naively hopeful, or do they have a chance to force...

Charlene Begley: A Local Inspiration

January 19, 2012

Filed under Berkshires & Beyond

With intelligence, passion, and determination, Charlene Begley has made a name for herself as one of the most powerful women in the world. Living in Richmond, Massachusetts, Charlene Begley, a forty-five year old wife, mother,...

Going Dark: Wikipedia and 7,000 Other Sites Protest SOPA and PIPA

Alex Hill, Sports Editor

January 18, 2012

Filed under Berkshires & Beyond

On October 26th of last year a new bill by the name of SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) was introduced into Congress.  The idea of the bill seems fairly straight forward; Stop online piracy of information, music, movies etc.  For...

A Friendly Goodbye: Friendly’s Restaurant Closes Its Doors

Jackson Teeley

January 17, 2012

Filed under Berkshires & Beyond, Local News

From SoCo to Gypsy Joynt, Great Barrington is spattered with cafe's, restaurants, and many other nooks and crannies that make up our little town. However, for one Great Barrington staple, the chairs have been put up and the doors...

Why is Everything Green?: A Snowless Winter Leaves Its Mark

Alandra Lopez, Multimedia Editor

January 13, 2012

Filed under Berkshires & Beyond, Local News

Seeing as though January is nearly halfway over and the remains of the last November snow storm have quietly disappeared, anticipation and predictions for a promisingly snowy winter seems to be a distant dream now. Accordin...

From Railroad to Ronald: Local Youth Cook for Albany Organization

Caleb King, Maroon Tribune Reporter

January 5, 2012

Filed under Berkshires & Beyond, Local News

Local volunteers from Railroad Street Youth Project cooked dinner for the Albany Ronald Mcdonald house on Friday, December 30. Three volunteers including the RSYP drop-in center director, Paul McNeil, drove down and made salad,...

Looking Back and Looking Forward

Jonah Carlson, Maroon Tribune Columnist

January 3, 2012

Filed under Berkshires & Beyond

It's the time of year to write that obligatory reflective article.  Attempting to shirk the responsibility is futile, so here I go. In the world of American politics, 2011 was a year of acute partisanship.   In the aftermath...

Creating a List of Concrete Ideas

Jonah Carlson, Maroon Tribune Columnist

December 21, 2011

Filed under Berkshires & Beyond

Back in October, I joined the active ranks of Occupy protesters, picketing in front of Great Barrington's town hall.  The movement was new and brimming over with potential.  I fashioned a homemade sign: "$pe¢ial Intere$t$ have...

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas: The Holiday Season Brings Christmas Spirit to Stockbridge, MA

Hannah Heath, Maroon Tribune Reporter

December 17, 2011

Filed under Berkshires & Beyond

From old cars with wreaths on their bumpers to carolers in traditional costumes, Main Street  in Stockbridge was decked out in all it’s Christmas splendor last Sunday. Walking down the street, it almost felt like you were in...

Awesome Activities to do Over Holiday Break

Zachary Houle, Maroon Tribune Reporter

December 13, 2011

Filed under Berkshires & Beyond, Local News

Over Holiday Break, there are many things to do.  Some of them are fun, and some of them are not (like doing homework, and shoveling snow).  I want to let everyone know the awesome activities that you can do over Holiday Break! There...

Celebrating the Spirit and News of Monument Mountain
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