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Takumi a cozy environment for a sushi night out

Takumi a cozy environment for a sushi night out

TARA OLIVIA MARTENS, Staff Writer

April 23, 2019


Filed under Arts & Culture, Top Stories

If you’re looking for a small restaurant with an authentic sushi experience, look no further than Takumi sushi. Takumi is just 10 minutes from Truax campus and within two blocks of East Towne Mall in the Essex Square Shopping Center. As you walk in Takumi you will see a cozy bar that seats 10, and t...

What is Culture and Climate at Madison College?

What is Culture and Climate at Madison College?

Cat Larsen, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019


Filed under Arts & Culture, News

The Culture and Climate department at Madison College is a subdivision overseen by the Office of Equity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement. They help to organize learning events at Madison College. Culture and Climate recently brought Sonya Renee Taylor to campus. Taylor is an author, poet, social just...

Performing Arts picks family-oriented show for its season finale

Performing Arts picks family-oriented show for its season finale

Andrew Kicmol, Editor in Chief

April 9, 2019


Filed under Arts & Culture

The final play for the semester by Madison College Performing Arts has begun. Last weekend April 5-7 was the start of “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.” The second production for Performing Arts for the spring semester is a big one. The cast has 22 members and plenty more in production. It...

The music man at UW-Madison retires after 50 years

The music man at UW-Madison retires after 50 years

Casey Anderson, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019


Filed under Arts & Culture

The roars are deafening. A sea of red and white cheers avidly, all eyes on the field. Bright, beaming lights shine down onto Camp Randall as the UW Marching Band finishes a long, rewarding show. A wide, cheeky grin spreads across his face. The fans aren’t just cheering for the band, but for 50 years ...

‘Annihilation’ is simply boring

Thomas Fitzgerald, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019


Filed under Arts & Culture

I gave a fair try at a rewatch of the movie, “Annihilation”, seeing as I fell asleep during my first go, but discovered to my disappointment that I must have fallen asleep out of boredom. Natalie Portman’s performance as a scientist and grieving wife was solid, as were the portrayals done by ...

‘Wargroove’ is a fun strategy game

‘Wargroove’ is a fun strategy game

Craig McKinley, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019


Filed under Arts & Culture

For those who enjoy turn-based strategy games, “Wargroove” released this past February and has many features to augment the strategy-game experience. It takes a gameplay style similar to the “Advance Wars” series - with the player’s army expanding as a turn-based battle goes on - and a setti...

Monty’s Blue Plate Diner

Monty’s Blue Plate Diner

Raven Fabal, Multimedia Editor

April 9, 2019


Filed under Arts & Culture

Monty’s Blue Plate Diner is an moderately priced 1950s-style diner offering comfort food, including Charbroiled hamburgers, fries, and shakes plus gluten-free, vegetarian & vegan options. Located in a blue and white retro gas station-turned diner, this restaurant is a Madison tradition.  Featured in ...

‘Babes’ is a 4-star greasy spoon

Thomas Fitzgerald, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019


Filed under Arts & Culture

I’m an uncultured northern Wisconsin hillbilly. I grew up on Friday fish fry and “greasy spoon” cafe food. If you called Babes Grill & Bar a “greasy spoon” you’d be half right—the fork was greasy too. Fortunately, I came equipped with two forks of my own, attached to my wrists, and...

Bands try to impress audience, earn spot in ‘Summer Camp 2019’

Bands try to impress audience, earn spot in ‘Summer Camp 2019’

Cassandra Cullen, Staff Writer

March 27, 2019


Filed under Arts & Culture

I stopped by High Noon Saloon off East Washington Avenue, on the weekend of March 15-17. I love this place because the whole venue is standing-room only, unless you are by the bar or on the balcony upstairs. It’s the smallest of the FPC Live venues, only holding 200 people max. You get more of the...

Portillo’s Chicago-style fast food comes to Madison

Portillo’s Chicago-style fast food comes to Madison

Raven Fabal, Multimedia Editor

March 27, 2019


Filed under Arts & Culture

Named after the founder Dick Portillo, a U.S. Marine veteran, this popular chain of restaurants began in 1963 as a simple hot dog stand called “The Dog House” near Chicago. The business prospered and grew, eventually being renamed “Portillo’s.” A replica of the original hot dog stand...

Author reminds others about the importance of loving yourself

Author reminds others about the importance of loving yourself

Tara Olivia Martens, Staff Writer

March 27, 2019


Filed under Arts & Culture

Author, performing poet and inspirational speaker, Sonya Renee Taylor arrived at Madison College the evening of March 11 to meet with a group of local fans and community members. The Wisconsin Book Festival helped organize Taylor’s tour to Madison as well as the presentation at Truax campus, but...

‘Fantastic Beasts’ comes with a fantastic soundtrack

‘Fantastic Beasts’ comes with a fantastic soundtrack

Mandy Scheuer, Arts Editor

March 27, 2019


Filed under Arts & Culture

Have you ever read the small, red book “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scammander?” Warner Bros (the producers from Harry Potter) and J. K. Rowling decided to split the book into six movies. As of today, there are only two movies out right now, and a third one in production. The...

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