The Clarion

Film Fest Showcase: ‘Monica and David’ show love can overcome

Jennifer Abplanalp, Opinions Editor

April 13, 2011


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Monica and David is your classic boy meets girl story. Except that Monica and David have Down syndrome. It tells the story of two young adults who want what everyone else wants in life: Liberty, love, family, and independence. And the film shares the difficulties encountered by the developmentally...

Film Fest Showcase: Sharing tales of life from the junkyard

Andrew Killgallon, Arts & Cultures Editor

April 13, 2011


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ANDREW KILLGALLON Arts and Cultures Editor   According to state records, Willets Point in Queens, NY only has one citizen, Joe Ardizzone. Ardizzone has lived in Willets Point for all his life and has been fighting the state of New York for his junkyard neighborhood that houses many home...

The Andreas Kapsalis and Goran Ivanovic guitar duo amaze

Steve Cornils, Staff Writer

March 30, 2011


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With the warm glow of the stage lights, in the candle lit bar, friends and couples welcomed each other with embrace and smiles at the High Noon Saloon. With a pair of tuned and readied acoustic guitars lying flat on chairs on the stage, fans waited for the band to begin. Andreas Kapsalis and Goran Ivanovic...

Cafe Costa Rica is quality vs. quantity

Joseph Shaul, Staff Writer

March 30, 2011


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When Thony “Mango Man” Clarke emigrated to America 13 years ago he brought with him the vibrant flavors of the Caribbean. His successful food cart paved the way for a proper restaurant, removing from his recipes constraints on price and preparation. However, lessons learned in a pushcart do not...

Author risks life for advocacy

Cristalyne Bell, Editor in Chief

March 30, 2011


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Zoya Phan was 8-years-old when she came across a badly abused and decomposing body floating down the river. Until then she had been oblivious to turmoil that lay just outside of her “tranquil paradise.” Her small village was nestled in the eastern jungle of Burma, and hidden away from the devastating,...

Ethnic awareness in theater

Andrew Killgallon, Arts & Cultures Editor

March 30, 2011


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Gentrification within a small neighborhood reveals a growing problem of racism among its inhabitants in Eric Theis’ “Riverwest: A Rhapsody." Theis, a Madison Area Technical College alumnus, and his cast of six performed this must-see at The Broom Street Theatre . While the play is fictional, it...

Journalist poets provide a new form of documentary

Leah Durst, Staff Writer

March 9, 2011


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When you hear “poetry,” the terms Shakespeare, sonnet and rhyme are more likely to come to mind than documentary, social justice or journalism. That was not the case at the Association of Writers & Writing Programs conference where a crew from Madison Area Technical College’s Yahara Journal...

Taste of the Southwest at Los Gemelos

Joseph Shaul, Staff Writer

March 9, 2011


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One of the great unknown joys of the west coast is the taco van, a roving restaurant providing freshly prepared tamales, enchiladas, and more, all for what you might pay for a bag of Taco Bell. From the beaches of LA to the office blocks of Sacramento, all you need to do is listen for the honk of an...

Food, music and black history

Andrew Killgallon, Arts & Cultures Editor

March 9, 2011


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With February being Black History Month, United Common Ground sponsored their annual Black History Luncheon on the Mitby Stage on the 24th. This afternoon filled with music, traditional cuisine, and dancing provided a fun break from the chaos of college classes. The food, entirely donated by teachers,...

Huge cuts a carnivore’s cornucopia

Joseph Shaul, Staff Writer

March 9, 2011


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In a school offering champagne education at a beer price, it is no surprise that most students favor cost effective eateries. However, even the thriftiest student splurges occasionally, and the excellent Tornado Steakhouse provides an ideal location for such a blowout event. Passing through the entrance...

Hookah Lounge: Mediterranean flare at local lounge

Ross Schuette, Staff Writer

March 9, 2011


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The Mediterranean Hookah Lounge may be situated in trailer park, but the interior atmosphere provides an astounding contrast. The dimly lit, low-key restaurant with a full bar proves to be an ideal spot to spend an evening. Comfortable seating and a friendly wait staff further welcome you to the restaurant. The...

Mad Rollin’ Dolls featured stars in new video game

Andrew Killgallon, Arts & Cultures Editor

February 23, 2011


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The Mad Rollin’ Dolls are speeding in Madison for their sixth year. The Roller Derby bouts attract thousands of spectators of all ages to the Alliant Energy Center Coliseum and for the first time, fans are now able to play as their favorite Mad Rollin’ Doll on Jam City Rollergirls, a new game available...

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