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If you’re a fan of “The Office,” you’ll love the “Office Ladies” podcast 

Hannah Dotzler, Copy Editor

September 19, 2020

“Office Ladies” is a podcast hosted by actresses Angela Kinsey and Jenna Fischer that takes listeners inside the beloved television show, “The Office.” Each week, the ladies discuss a different episode of “The Office” and give behind-the-scenes storie...

KOOB- The Viking Game, saved me during a pandemic  

Paige Zezulka, Staff Writer/Copy Editor

September 17, 2020

KOOB, the Viking game, is a simple Swedish yard game that has been making a strong appearance during the coronavirus pandemic. The game gets its name, the Viking game, because it has been known to have been played since the Viking Age.   KOOB brings people together regardless of t...

‘DND Dragon Lance’ is a world to explore

Grant Nelson , Staff Writer

September 17, 2020

So over quarantine, I fell in love with the media franchise of “Dungeons and Dragons: Dragon Lance.” It is an insanely popular and long-running DND franchise that has films, books and many other forms of media set in its universe.  The world is very&nbs...

Cargo Coffee Keeps the Music Going 

Cargo Coffee Keeps the Music Going 

Mackenzie Moore, News Editor

September 17, 2020

Since COVID-19 shut down music venues across the country in March, many musicians, along with the businesses that once employed them, have been struggling to make ends meet. Cargo Coffee’s east side location is one of a handful of venues that sponsors music...

Art and Family offer a healthy balance

Artist Tony Catteruccia and his daughter walk past one of the murals he painted downtown Madison this summer.

Hailey Griffin , Arts Editor

September 17, 2020

Throughout his transition from childhood to adulthood, one thing was constant for Tony Catteruccia: his love for art.   Since he was a kid, Catteruccia knew that he wanted to pursue a career in art. “Nothing really made sense as a child, as a pre-teen, as a teen,...

The Geographer’s Library  

Emily Merlin , Social Media Director

September 17, 2020

You know, I’ve read a lot of books in my life: some good, some not so good. “The Geographer’s Library” by Jon Fasman airs on the side of not so good. I’m not saying this is a bad book—no, quite the opposite, but only if you’re into this kind of thing.&nb...

Community provides nostalgia for last semester 

Kaleia Lawrence , Opinion Editor

September 17, 2020

One of my favorite things about attending community college is how I get to meet so many interesting people. I’ve met parents and their kids, veterans, and people from all different walks of life.    With school being online, I miss interacting with all those amazing people. Chatting on a discussion board is j...

‘Folklore’ – A New Sound and a New Side of Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift has found a new sound with

Hannah Dotzler , Copy Editor

September 3, 2020

After ditching country music and becoming a pop star, I was sure Taylor Swift had finally found her place in the music world. But, at the end of July, Swift released her album Folklore, with a sound and theme unlike anything she had done before.   ...

COVID Cooking for College Students 

Cassandra Cullen , Radio Production Manager

September 3, 2020

College can be hard. Whether you’re a full-time or part-time student with a job, all your energy is going into homework and finding time for your online classes. That means you can’t head to the cafeteria and get those great chicken tenders with a side of ranch for lunch. ...

‘Xenoblade Chronicles’ gets an upgraded version 

Craig McKinley , Staff Writer

September 3, 2020

If you’re looking to experience a fantasy role-playing game with large landscapes and well-developed characters, ‘Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition’ for Nintendo Switch may be what you’re seeking.  With a vast world that holds many secrets to discover, ‘Xenoblade Chr...

The Language of Thorns Book Review 

Emily Merlin , Social Media Director

September 3, 2020

            Most adult and young adult books these days are extremely boring. I am not speaking on the actual writing, but the art. The only part you’ll see of a book, at a glance, is the cover. If you’re lucky, a map on the firs...

‘Small Great Things’ Book Review 

Diya Basima, Staff Writer

September 3, 2020

Often when I am reading a book that focuses on racism in America, the story comes off as “desperately didactic.” When the authors themselves are not a person of color, they often struggle with portraying an accurate understanding of the “black experience.” We watch as the story loses focus of its original goal ...

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