Berklee Students Win Prestigious John Lennon Songwriting Contest

Luke Niccoli, a 20-year-old professional music major from Scottsdale, Arizona, is one of two Berklee students to place in the competition. The other, Tiffany Chan, a 19-year-old songwriting major from Hong Kong, tied for third place. Chan is also the first foreign student to ever win a prize in the competition. Continue reading

Mayor Lisa Wong leads with grace under pressure

It’s hard to believe now, but Fitchburg Mayor Lisa Wong was voted second-most bashful in high school.
“Now I speak all the time publicly,” Wong said. Today, the first Asian American female mayor in Massachusetts speaks with confidence and poise: making eye contact, holding her chin up and smiling warmly. Continue reading