Archive | October, 2011

Advisor’s Note

October 31, 2011

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–          Mac Gander        This issue marks an important change in how The Independent covers and produces the news. After serving as the editor and production manager for the paper since its inception, I am giving over these tasks to the student staff. Our new masthead

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Brattleboro Literary Festival at Landmark: Northampton Poet Laureate Reads

October 31, 2011

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By Erica Anderson and Casey Curtis   “Krik?” “Krak!” Before launching into a reading of each of her poems, Lenelle Moïse used those words to ask for the audience’s permission to begin. So using words she began her performance by teaching them, the spectators urged her on, allowing her to proceed as they pronounced on […]

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Students Have Fun at Six Flags

October 29, 2011

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By Brendan Parks On October 15, 26 students braved the weather for the roller coasters and Halloween themed events at Six Flags New England in Agawam, Massachusetts. The Campus Activity Board (CAB) hosted the trip as they do every year.  As the bus neared Six Flag it started raining. CAB President Matt Paden  and Vice […]

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Fun and Fact: Pre-Halloween Fright Fest Showed a Good Time while Educating

October 29, 2011

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By PJ Leehey–   Saturday night in Landmark College’s café court atrium pre-Halloween festivities began. The Fright Fest Halloween Dance, co-hosted by the Campus Activities Board and Aiken Hall, proved to be a good way for students to show off their costumes for October 31st as well as become educated about safe partying. The party […]

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A Spirited Alcohol Awareness Week

October 28, 2011

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By Scout MacEachron In observance of National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week from Monday, October 17th-Saturday, October 22nd, Landmark College held numerous events aimed at educating students about alcohol-related dangers. The majority of events were organized by Director of Student Activities, Emily North, along with Alcohol and Drug Coordinator/ Counselor Richard Mayer. A handful of RD’s […]

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Opinion: Speed Bumps Need to Be Rethought

October 28, 2011

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By Chris Baker (guest writer for the Independent) Landmark College recently put in an additional five speed bumps, now bringing the number of speed bumps to ten on campus. My guess for why they added more speed bumps is either the administration felt that the students were driving too fast, or maybe they just wanted […]

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