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Could on-campus housing fit Madison College?

Hannah Dotzler, Contributor

May 11, 2020

Madison College leads the way for schools around the state in many aspects. For example, it has the largest rooftop solar installation in Wisconsin, a new textbook rental program which helps students save quite a bit of money, and a plethora of other advancements. But how does the school rate when...

Finding a roommate often a necessity

Ezra Peters and Niamh Biesel, Contributors

May 11, 2020

Most college students who choose to live on their own need at least one roommate with whom to split the costs in order to make ends meet. According to ABODO, a national apartment listing service started and headquartered in Madison, the average monthly rent in the city is more than $900 for a studio...

Renting 101: What you need to know

Chloe Lemmer and Grant Nelson, Contributors

May 11, 2020

First-time renters should navigate and know the basics about renting – all the money that needs to be put away, all the applications that need to be turned in, all the apartment showings that are needed to land just the right apartment. When starting to look for a place, you can save a lot of time...

Living at home has both benefits and challenges

Adeline Holte, Contributor

May 11, 2020

For some, college is already a massive challenge – attending classes, commuting to and from class and work, studying, doing homework, striving for work-life balance. Then add the stress of being an adult and still living with your family. There are rules, distractions and expectations that come...

Madison Common Council addresses gentrification introducing Oscar Mayer site plan

Bradley. J Burt, Broadcast General Manager

May 11, 2020

Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway has opened public discussion to address the issue of gentrification. Rhodes-Conway wants to hear ideas from Madison citizens addressing the abandoned Oscar Mayer plant on Madison’s North. The site plan was a campaign issue for her and part of her platform when Rhodes-Conway...

Landlords offer advice to renters

Egon Bassler Mortensen and Haley Mangan, Contributors

May 11, 2020

First-time renters may have many questions about the process. Should you sublease? Why do you need references? What’s a listing scam? The questions can be endless when renting for the first time – or when returning to the renter world after something like COVID-19. One source for answers to these...

Know your tenant rights and how to get help

Destiny Hines, Henrik Bakk and Alyssa Sorce, Contributors

May 11, 2020

The stock market has crashed, an outbreak of disease has spread like wildfire, and a Stay at Home order was passed.  The impacts of the COVID-19 global pandemic are far-reaching.  It has cost people across the world their jobs, their ability to feed and provide for their loved ones, and most...

Housing discrimination rooted in Madison’s history

Jeremy Gundlach, Izwan Khirularziman and Michelle Ledesma Ceron, Contributors

May 11, 2020

Throughout its history, the Wisconsin State Capitol and the rest of downtown Madison, has been home to many demonstrations of activism. Activism like the rallies against the Vietnam War in the 1960s and 1970s and, more recently, the protests against Act 10 that brought 100,000 protesters. Due in part...

STEM Academy student to speak at graduation

Mateo Vargas-Nunez

Vernon Zigler, Staff Writer

May 7, 2020

Graduation season is a special time in the lives of students and their families. This is especially true in the case of the student speaker for Madison College’s 2020 Commencement Ceremony, Mateo Vargas-Nunez. As he is 17 years old, Vargas-Nunez will also be graduating from Madison East High School...

Student staff at library, SAC appreciated  

Student staff at library, SAC appreciated   

Dana Ryals, Librarian

May 7, 2020

As we wrap up the most bizarre of semesters to date and look forward to the warm days of summer and the hope of returning to campus again soon, the Madison College Libraries and Student Achievement Centers reflect on the past academic year. Our unit’s success is due, in part, to our marvelous student...

Green’s goal is to improve the student experience

Sean Green, Student Senate President

Chris Bird, News Editor

May 7, 2020

Sean Green was recently chosen by the students of Madison College to be the next Student Senate President. Green has been involved with the Student Senate for a year now, and he serves on the Admin & Finance Committee, Rules Committee, Legislative Affairs Committee, team Development Committee, IT...

College plans a virtual ceremony for graduates

Tessa Morhardt, Editor in Chief

May 7, 2020

As you all know, the emergence of COVID-19 has led classes to move online and several on-campus events to be canceled. All graduating students have been wondering what is going to happen with the commencement ceremony. Despite not being able to gather in large groups at this time, Madison College...

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