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A cool place for a hot cup of coffee

A cool place for a hot cup of coffee

Hailey Griffin, Arts Editor

November 27, 2019

Steep & Brew is a cozy café located in the Market Square at 6656 Odana Road. The café’s comfortable armchairs, decorative lights, and compact fireplace provide an inviting, comforting atmosphere for customers. The eclectic artwork that lines the walls adds to Steep & Brew’s pleasant a...

Porta Bella’s ambiance makes for a romantic evening

Porta Bella’s ambiance makes for a romantic evening

Krista Olson-Lehman, Staff Writer

November 27, 2019

Porta Bella is a Madison favorite among Italian restaurants. Located off State Street on Frances, it is directly across from a parking ramp and easy to walk to from the State Street bus stops. The Wisconsin State Journal listed Porta Bella as one of the “five great restaurants for a romantic dinner in Mad...

Century of Hats

Century  of Hats

Britni Petitt, Photo Editor

November 27, 2019

An array of hats was seen on the Madison College Truax campus on Nov. 18th thanks to “A Century of Hats” fashion show. Co-directed by Betty J. Hurd, the fashion marketing program director, and Lindsay Leno, fashion marketing faculty, the event showcased a history of the hats on display. Gail C...

Art show features work of 43 students

Art show features work of 43 students

CLARION STAFF REPORT

November 27, 2019

The Yahara Journal hosted a reception for its annual student art show on Friday, Nov. 15 in the Truax Gallery. During the reception, best of show winners were announced. First-place best of show went to Merle Sternberg for her painting, “If Blind Tom Were Alive Today.” Baotran Vo was awarded second-place fo...

3 crafty ways to liven up thanksgiving

Brooke Foye, Contributor

November 27, 2019

Ask and ye shall receive. Here are the Clarion’s top picks for your Thanksgiving celebration. The first top pick is a simple cheese and sausage platter, good for light snacking during meal preperation. It’ll ensure that none of your guests or family members steal a bit of the main course whil...

Fazoli’s is affordable and authentic Italian food

Raven Fabal, Staff Writer

November 27, 2019

My husband and I just discovered Fazoli’s restaurant near East Towne Mall last night, and I have to say that we were absolutely delighted! The place was squeaky clean, and the service was fast and friendly, but the real star was the food, which was delicious and plentiful. I worked as a professional cook f...

Snuggle up with a good book

Emily Merlin, Social Media Editor

November 13, 2019

It has already started snowing, so you know what that means … time to grab a cup of tea, a soft blanket, and a good book. This month’s book is “The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie” by Alan Bradley. “The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie” is a murder mystery book with a twist. Instead of a...

Star Wars lives on with Legends

Grant Nelson, Staff Writer

November 13, 2019

Troy Denning’s “Star Wars Legends” novel, “Star by Star,” is considered to be one of the best novels of the old expanded universe because of its use of characters and battles. The novel focuses on a war between the New Republic and an invading alien empire that slaughters the Jedi and Republi...

Abacus Rings puts out new EP

Britni Petitt, Photo Editor

November 13, 2019

If you search for Abacus Rings on Google, you won’t find much history. You’ll discover basic information such as, they hail from Boston, consist of four members, and not much else. However, the members – Michael (drums and vocals) and Carolyn Ringel (keys and vocals), Douglas “DJ” Johnson (bass)...

Lana Del Rey hits the Midwest

Lana Del Rey hits the Midwest

Hailey Griffin, Arts Editor

November 13, 2019

Lana Del Rey came to The Sylvee on Nov.11, the first time that Lana Del Rey performed in Madison. Fans of every age didn’t hesitate to secure their chance to see  the West Coast queen – the show’s general admission, VIP, and reserved seating sold-out in a day. Del Rey’s latest album and...

SNL’s Chris Redd visits Madison

Anica Graney, Design Director

November 13, 2019

Known for his rap parodies and impersonations, Chris Redd of Saturday Night Live and Disjointed on Netflix visited Comedy on State for a weekend of stand-up comedy. Redd’s five shows started on Thursday Nov. 7 and ended on Saturday Nov. 9.   Redd’s humor isn’t for the soft-he...

Make your dreams a reality with this new PS4 software

Blake Prasch, Contributor

November 13, 2019

Have you ever wanted to create something, but it was just too much of hassle? Maybe you wanted to chisel a sculpture, but obtaining the materials was too difficult. Maybe you wanted to design a game, but learning code was too daunting. Maybe you wanted to animate something, but drawing by hand took ...

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