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Production explores finding identity

Production explores finding identity

Matt Withers, Arts Editor

April 4, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

Finding yourself is never easy. People can go the majority of their lives never truly knowing who they are or what they stand for. This is one of the themes that director Miranda Hawk hopes to explore with Madison College’s upcoming production of “Our Town” written by Thornton Wilder. “Our...

‘Ready Player One’ is all reference, no substance

‘Ready Player One’ is all reference, no substance

Matt Withers, Arts Editor

April 4, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

“Ready Player One” written by Ernest Cline was released as a novel in 2011, where before it was even put on the shelves, it was purchased by Warner Bros. to be a film with Steven Spielberg set to direct. The book itself is a fun, but flawed romp through Cline’s nostalgia of the ’80s. and truly...

Get ready to wake up early on Record Store Day

Get ready to wake up early on Record Store Day

Adrienne Oliva, Editor in Chief

April 4, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

Record Store Day is coming in less than a month, and if you are a record collector type like yours truly, you have already marked your calendar, set your alarm for 3 a.m. weeks in advance, opened a separate saving account just for the money you intend to spend, and warned everyone you care about of your...

Fantastic Four makes long-awaited return in ‘Marvel Two-in-One’

Matt Withers, Arts Editor

April 4, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

The Fantastic Four have been missing from Marvel comics since 2015’s huge event, "Secret Wars." That’s true for both the real world and the universe the characters inhabit. Marvel has stated that the reason they haven’t been publishing Fantastic Four books or having their characters appear in other...

ACLU visits Truax to talk poetry

ACLU visits Truax to talk poetry

Alison Malek, Staff Writer

April 4, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Top Stories

Madison College’s Yahara Journal hosted an intriguing, hands-on poetry workshop called Politics, Power and Poetry on Wednesday, March 21. To facilitate this workshop, they had invited Angie Trudell-Vasquez, Operations Coordinator for End Domestic Abuse, formerly an ACLU Specialist. This workshop...

Okami Taiko Drumming group available on campus

Okami Taiko Drumming group available on campus

Alison Malek, Staff Writer

March 20, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

Okami Taiko is a student led Traditional Japanese drumming group on the Madison College Truax campus. Okami means wolf and Taiko means drumming. Desia Xiong, President and Founder of the Okami Taiko club, found the wolf to be very fitting since it is the school’s mascot. The main style of Drumming...

Lamar shows his versatility on ‘Black Panther’

Dylan Martin, Page Designer

March 20, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

Kendrick Lamar doesn’t take a break. He basically drops an album every other year, and in his off years, he puts out less official work. In this off year, instead of “Untitled Unmastered,” a previously released B-side compilation which featured some of his darkest beats yet, we have the “Black...

Adult romance meets high fantasy in series

Allison Althof, Staff Contributor

March 20, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

It’s a tale as old as time, a beauty young woman is taken away from everything she loves and is forced to live with a hideous beast. The woman breaks the curse on the beast turning him into a handsome prince and they live happily ever after. Now, let’s add some drama to that story. We begin with...

In ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars 3,’ the drama feels too manufactured

Adrienne Oliva, Editor in Chief

March 20, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

As a passionate fan of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” I usually am enthralled with every minute of every episode. But this year’s season of “Ru Paul’s Drag Race: All Stars,” feels different. It pains me to admit it, but it is not only unsatisfying, but sort of… boring. The B-word is the last word...

Yahara Journal art show on display in the Truax Gallery through April 13

Yahara Journal art show on display in the Truax Gallery through April 13

Clarion Staff Report

March 20, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Top Stories

The Yahara Journal Student Art Show opened in the Truax Gallery earlier this month and will be on display through April 13. Featuring the work of 53 students, the show consists of 132 individual pieces, the most ever displayed in the annual show. A grand opening celebration is scheduled for Friday,...

Upcoming Student Showcase, a day to celebrate the arts

Upcoming Student Showcase, a day to celebrate the arts

Matt Withers, Arts Editor

February 27, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

Finding the time to do what you love amidst a crazy work and school life is never easy, especially if what you love is performing. Luckily Madison College offers the opportunity to learn and grow even without a ten-week musical commitment. Madison College is hosting its 3rd student showcase held at...

Black Panther movie is ‘gripping’

Matt Withers, Arts Editor

February 27, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

“Black Panther” was making headlines before it even hit the silver screen. Breaking the records for the most presale tickets (for a non-Star Wars) Fandango has ever had, and now that its out, it has had the biggest opening for a movie released in February. With it breaking records left and right...

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