The Clarion

Vegan Fest

Vegan Fest

Jennifer Reinfried, Business Director

September 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

Let me start by saying I am not a vegan. I adore animals and do as much as I can to help animals via fostering and adoption fundraising, but personally, my body and lifestyle both prevent me from cutting meat out of my diet. In 2015, my husband, who is a fit vegan with a healthy diet and active lifes...

‘Marvel’s Spider-Man’ offers lots of web-slinging fun

‘Marvel’s Spider-Man’ offers lots of web-slinging fun

Matt Withers, Arts Editor

September 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

It’s rare for a game to completely dominate every moment of my life. Whether I’m at work or doing homework, I am desperately trying to get home to jump back into the world of “Marvel’s Spider-Man.” Made by storied producers Insomniac Games, the legacy of Spider-Man games is fairly well known in t...

‘American Vandal’ gets even better in season 2

Matt Withers, Arts Editor

September 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

“American Vandal” is such a weird and wonderful mockumentary, that I never expected to see a season two. How could they even make another season? Would we get new characters or keep following the story of Dylan Maxwell and his infamous drawings. Imagine my surprise when I found that “American V...

Enjoy a different kind of movie-going experience

Enjoy a different kind of movie-going experience

Damara Gillett, Graphic Artist

September 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Top Stories

A few months back a new — and rather unique — movie theater arrived on the east side of Madison. Attached to East Towne Mall between the former Boston Store and Dick’s Sporting Goods, Flix Brewhouse boasts of a truly Wisconsin movie viewing experience. Each cinema has several rows with pull-up t...

Black Desert wows with sleek look and stellar gameplay

Black Desert wows with sleek look and stellar gameplay

Jacki Brickner, Opinion Editor

September 12, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

Black Desert online is a massive multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPGs) for the PC that originally released in 2016 in the United States, with the remastered version out this year. I have been playing this game for about a week, and can share with you the pro and cons that make this a great, fun game.

‘Happy Time’ almost worth the time

‘Happy Time’ almost worth the time

Damara Gillett, Graphic Designer

September 12, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

“Happy Time Murders” had promise as a premise. Murder mystery, cop drama, puppets, raunchy humor, an R-rating – it looked to be a recipe for an interesting watch. And it was interesting. Some of the jokes did land, and I came out of the movie feeling like it wasn’t a waste of my time. ...

‘Pet Sematary’ is much more than a horror story

‘Pet Sematary’ is much more than a horror story

Jennifer Reinfried, Business Director

September 12, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

“Sometimes, dead is better.” This ominous and flat-out blatant warning comes from one of my favorite Stephen King characters, Jud Crandall. It sets the tone of the novel, “Pet Sematary,” right off the bat. It makes you sit back and consider the thought. Most of all, though, it brings ...

Speed and heart come together in ‘The Flash’

Matt Withers, Arts Editor

September 12, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

This has been a book I’ve been putting off reviewing since I started writing. Not because I don’t have anything to say, but because I care so much about this character. The Flash is my favorite superhero. He was the star of the first comic book I ever picked up nearly 10 years ago. The F...

Africa Fest celebrates its 20th anniversary in style

Africa Fest celebrates its 20th anniversary in style

Destiny Kwenchia Zaomoh, Staff Writer

September 12, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Top Stories

The Africa Fest is a popular festival in Madison which celebrates African immigrant communities. It is most looked forward to by a diverse group of people both in and out of the Dane County and Wisconsin at large. This festival has been celebrated for several years and this year’s celebration...

Where to eat when you can’t eat everything

Where to eat when you can’t eat everything

Mara Gillett, Staff Writer

August 29, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

Eating out can be a difficult ordeal for someone who has food sensitivities. Cross contamination makes it risky for people with food sensitivities to deal with and can deter some from social outings that involve dining out as a result. But it doesn’t have to be, and it shouldn’t be. There are...

‘Christopher Robin’ takes us back to a time of fewer worries

‘Christopher Robin’ takes us back to a time of fewer worries

Matt Withers, Arts Editor

August 29, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Top Stories

It’s hard to pin down the exact joy that nostalgia brings us. For me it’s a joy that takes me back to before I ever had to worry about school, keeping up with social pressure, and the million other things that can cause stress in a college student’s life. Like a breath of fresh air, Disney’s...

In ‘Pearls,’ Hughes tackles the 7 deadly sins

Alyssa Washington, Staff Writer

August 29, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

“Pearls” by E. Hughes tells the story of three women and the seven deadly sins. The novella starts off strong with the first story. Tyson, a woman in an abusive marriage finds the courage to escape. In this story it can be difficult to decipher which sin was committed. The ending comes off fairly...

The news site of Madison Area Technical College
Arts & Culture