The Clarion

Brunch at Graze is well worth the price

Tiffany Jones, Staff Writer

December 5, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture

If you live in Madison you know the weekends are clearly made for brunching. Nearly every restaurant in Madison offers brunch as an option. The hardest part is just choosing where to go. My parents, who have never gone out for “brunch,” came into Madison this past weekend and I knew immediately...

Broadway World nominee: Madison College’s Sarah Johnson recognized for role in Macbeth-based comedy

Mario Gasparri, Staff Writer

December 5, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Top Stories

Broadway World – Madison has nominated Madison College’s very own Sarah Z. Johnson for best actress in a play (non-equity) for her performance in Shakespeare’s “Macbeth.” This isn’t just any Shakespeare play, however, as the Madison Shakespeare Company adapted the script and had a reduced...

Students flaunt skills, ‘Embrace’ fashion

Students flaunt skills, ‘Embrace’ fashion

November 21, 2017


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Mason Flanagan Staff Writer How do bright and industrious fashion students from a small city college get hands on experience in an exclusive and complex garment industry? How do conscious creative types reconcile the large artistic potential of fashion design with the ecological damage done by the...

Diane’s Delicious Diner delivers delight

Diane’s Delicious Diner delivers delight

Pete Zenz, Contributor

November 21, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture

I don’t normally spend $25 for lunch, so my expectations were pretty high going into the simulated restaurant experience at Diane’s Delicious Diner (formerly the Gourmet Dining Room), located at Madison College’s Truax campus. Fortunately, I was not disappointed. The meal consisted of three...

Ian’s, Pizza Di Roma, or Lotsa? Does it matter?

Mario Gasparri, Staff Writer

November 21, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture

When a student first enters college, one of the first realities they face is the absence of mom’s home cooking, and not having their lunch packed for them every day. For students who have never cooked anything more complex than a box of mac n’ cheese, the first instinct is to go to their respective...

Wiz Khalifa offers new mix tape ‘Laugh Now, Fly Later’

Ethan Maurice, Staff Writer

November 21, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture

“Laugh Now, Fly Later” by rapper Wiz Khalifa is like many of his previous works, Its 10 tracks aren’t going to be radio hits, but if you are a Wiz fan, they are exactly what you are looking for. Before considering the quality of this album, you must have to know what’s going on with Mr. Khalifa....

‘Justice League’ falls short

Matt Withers, Arts Editor

November 21, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture

Walking in the theater to “Justice League,” I was incredibly excited, but I was prepared to be disappointed. I’ve been a life-long fan of “DC Comics.” I’ve been reading them for as long as I can remember, and I was psyched to see my favorite heroes come together for the first time on the...

Students find escape through acting

Students find escape through acting

November 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture

Student actors Maria Cina and Rachel Seizer are stars in the play, “The Addam’s Family: A New Musical Comedy,” Madison College’s Fall musical. They have been working hard to perfect the wacky characters in the world of the Addam’s Family, and just finished their first showing over the weekend....

Visiting instructor shares her first poetry book

Amy Trees, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture

“Well, hello Wisconsin!” says a slender woman with short reddish hair and black-rimmed glasses as she greets the small audience of approximately 30 Madison College students. The poet Amy Whittemore was hosted by the Yahara Journal to present her first published book, “Glass Harvest,” at a...

Rupi Kaur’s poetry defines true beauty of womanhood

Mary Marks, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture

In “The Sun and Her Flowers”, New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Rupi Kaur continues to explore themes met in her first collection “Milk and Honey,” love, loss, femininity, and healing. It is separated into five chapters, wilting, falling, rooting, rising, blooming. “The Sun...

The future of Marvel Comics continues to look bright

Matt Withers, Arts Editor

November 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture

There has been a growing concern among comic book fans. With the rise in popularity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, they are worried that the books are trying too hard to be in the movies, straying away from the history that they love. The fears were personified as the ridiculously named comic event...

‘Thor: Ragnarok’ will have you thunderously laughing out loud

‘Thor: Ragnarok’ will have you thunderously laughing out loud

Matt Withers, Arts Editor

November 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture

“Thor: Ragnarok” is the 17th Marvel Studios production to come out since 2008. Ranging from mediocre to fantastic, Thor’s latest adventure may be the most fun movie to date. If it wasn’t clear from the trailers, Thor is not your standard Marvel action movie with a little bit of comedy to take...

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