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Matt Guenette’s ‘Vasectomania’ subverts expectations of fatherhood

Matt Guenette’s ‘Vasectomania’ subverts expectations of fatherhood

Stephen Fabal, Multi Media Editor

September 13, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture

English instructor Matt Guenette said, “These are not poems I would write now. They came out of my mid-20s. The voice isn’t my voice anymore,” in an earlier interview with The Clarion about his first book of poetry. In his new book entitled “Vasectomania,” he explores the voice he has now,...

Lost in translation: ‘Death Note’ review

Matt Withers, Arts Editor

September 13, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture

A notebook falls from the sky, and when a name is written within it that person will die. That is the basic premise of “Death Note,” the original manga to the smash hit anime, and now an American live action adaptation. Coming from director Adam Wingard, this version of “Death Note” takes...

Game of Thrones: Season seven review

Game of Thrones: Season seven review

Bailey Ayres, Sports Editor

September 13, 2017


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Game of Thrones, the hit HBO fantasy series, transports viewers to a medieval world full of brutal battles, vicious politics, plot twists, dragons, direwolves and characters eager to sit on the Iron Throne. The seventh season of Game of Thrones ended on Aug. 27, and is the second to the last season...

Queens of the Stone Age latest album took a few listens to like

Queens of the Stone Age latest album took a few listens to like

Adrienne Oliva, Editor in Chief

September 13, 2017


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I have to admit that Queens of the Stone Age (QOTSA) is one of my all-time favorite bands. I would put lead singer Josh Homme’s face on a pillow and sleep on it every night if I could. Embarrassing? Definitely, but that’s me living my truth. This is why I didn’t want to admit to myself that after...

Captain America is not a Nazi anymore … I think

Matt Withers, Arts Editor

September 13, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture

The comic book “Secret Empire” #10 is the finale of author Nick Spencer’s nearly two-year run on Captain America. It’s the end of the road for the comic that made headlines for saying “Captain America is a Nazi.” It’s been a long journey since May 2016, when the internet exploded over Captain...

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


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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...

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