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The Addams Family comes to Madison College

The Addams Family comes to Madison College

Matt Withers, Arts Editor

August 28, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture

Since the 1960s, the Addams Family has been known for being extraordinarily strange. At their house, the weird are welcome, and so are you, to come try out for Madison College’s Fall musical “The Addams Family: A New Musical Comedy.” “The Addams Family” is a musical based on the classic...

Cat saves man: Review of ‘A Street Cat Named Bob’

Stephen Fabal, Multi Media Editor

August 28, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture

Serious movies with animals as major characters are rare, and so are movies that deal with addiction and homelessness realistically and compassionately. “A Street Cat Named Bob,” does both. The story opens just before James, a homeless heroin addict, hits rock bottom. After several incidents tha...

Finding the man in a god: ‘Mister Miracle #1’ review

Finding the man in a god: ‘Mister Miracle #1’ review

Matt Withers, Arts Editor

August 28, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture

Opening the comic “Mister Miracle” issue one, I was expecting a story of gods, massive battles, and confusing lore based on characters from the 70’s. After finishing this issue, I was shaken to my core by its depiction of how a suicide attempt affects a person and the people around them, and...

Country album, ‘Brett Eldredge’ is striking the balance

Country album, ‘Brett Eldredge’ is striking the balance

Tooie Kozel, Staff Writer

August 28, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture

If you are looking at new country albums you should give Brett Eldredge’s latest self-titled album a listen. Eldredge is a well-known country artist who won new artist of the year at the Country Music Awards back in 2014. His debut album “Bring You Back” as well as his third release “Illinois”...

‘Faces of Incarceration’ hopes to reverse stigma imposed by society

‘Faces of Incarceration’ hopes to reverse stigma imposed by society

Krista Olson-Lehman, Copy Editor

August 28, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Top Stories

Pat Dillon knows first-hand there is often much more to the story of how someone becomes caught up in the justice system than what others learn. Oftentimes, children are victims of abuse, neglect, or poverty. Some are introduced to the system after being wrongfully convicted. She believes the cycle...

Let’s talk about Tyler the Creator’s sexuality, because everyone else is

Let’s talk about Tyler the Creator’s sexuality, because everyone else is

Adrienne Oliva, Editor in Chief

August 28, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Top Stories

Ever since Tyler the Creator’s newest album “Flower Boy” dropped, music journalists left and right have been writing articles trying to prove, disprove, invalidate, and explain the rapper’s sexuality. This album caused a stir in the rap and alternative music community when Tyler released his...

Wisconsin state parks offer multitude of different activities

Wisconsin state parks offer multitude of different activities

Alison Ahlgrim, News Editor

May 2, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture

For the intrepid explorer, Wisconsin manages 66 state parks with a multitude of different activities, including camping, hiking, bicycling, fishing, canoeing/boating, swimming, horseback riding, rock climbing, and much more. Some state parks even include outdoor theater or viewing towers. There is...

Visual marketing students create display at Hilldale

Visual marketing students create display at Hilldale

Adrienne Oliva, Staff Writer

May 2, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture

The “Life in Bloom” art installation by Madison College’s Visual Marketing students is officially open to the public at Hilldale Mall on Madison’s west-side. Though it is obvious when looking at the beautiful display that a lot of effort went into the production, even more work went into the...

‘Beauty and the Beast’ is tale for all time

‘Beauty and the Beast’ is tale for all time

Carrie Puckette, Copy Editor

May 2, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture

One of my favorite Disney movies growing up was “Beauty and the Beast.” I identified so much with the bookworm Belle and her journey,  so when I learned that Disney was doing a live remake with Emma Watson as Belle, I was thrilled. I have to admit, when I heard about the “gay moment” that...

Yahara Journal celebrates book release

Yahara Journal celebrates book release

Clarion Staff Report

May 2, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture

The Yahara Journal held its annual book release celebration on April 28 at the Truax Campus, marking the completion of the 2017 edition of its annual student-produced fine arts and literary journal. This year’s 80-page book features the work of 35 Madison College students. The items published were...

Donut shop’s theme park atmosphere worth a visit

Donut shop’s theme park atmosphere worth a visit

Mary Joan Nastri, Staff Writer

May 2, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture

Hurts Donut Company, in Middleton, has a huge following. And, thanks to the space on Parmenter Street that had several now defunct restaurants, you can enjoy your donut(s) and strong coffee in the upstairs dining room. Because of talk around town, I wasn’t sure I’d get a donut one Saturday as...

New albums to add to your summer 2017 playlist

New albums to add to your summer 2017 playlist

Adrienne Oliva, Staff Writer

May 2, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture

Within the span of a month, many artists have released their most highly anticipated albums of the year. This means that creating your 2017 summer playlist will be easier than ever. Of all the recent releases, there are three albums I highly suggest giving a listen to and adding to your summer playlist. Of c...

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