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Campus BCycle rolling strong in 2nd year

Campus BCycle rolling strong in 2nd year

Julia Simenz, Staff Writer

December 5, 2017


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For college students, finding affordable and easy forms of transportation can be difficult. With monthly parking prices on the rise, and limited space in public lots, parking your car seems to be a simple task that causes more stress than it needs to. To help with this struggle, Madison College has...

Smash Club members share love of game, competition

Smash Club members share love of game, competition

Adrienne Oliva, Editor in Chief

December 5, 2017


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Dan Janto, the President of Madison College’s Smash Club, compares the game “Super Mario Smash” to a game of chess. “It’s competitive and it’s constructive, and you use your head,” Janto explained. Michael Thony, the Vice President of the club agrees, but describes it just a little...

Blood drive held at Truax sees 61 donors

Blood drive held at Truax sees 61 donors

Mel Acosta, Staff Writer

December 5, 2017


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Madison College students had the opportunity to give the gift of life at the Truax Campus this past November during an American Red Cross blood drive. For four hours on Nov. 28, Room D1630B was hustling and bustling with people hoping to change a life. The event, coordinated by Madison College Health...

Off The Shelf: The value of an attitude of gratitude

Off The Shelf: The value of an attitude of gratitude

Deb Diller, Librarian

December 5, 2017


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If you’re like most of us you spent Thanksgiving visiting family, eating too much, and giving thanks. But one week later and we’re caught up in the rush towards the end of the semester, the holiday madness and the start of winter. Turns out research shows we’d be better off if we practiced the...

Public Safety

Public Safety

December 5, 2017


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Public Safety Officers respond to many calls for service and we communicate our activities to the college community.  Here are some of the notable incidents from the past couple weeks:  On Nov. 26, an officer located a woman who was lost at the Commercial Avenue campus. The woman attempted...

Raising funds to help people coping with mental illness

Raising funds to help people coping with mental illness

Jessica Deegan, News editor

December 5, 2017


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Nursing student Tonia Weber recently participated in the walk for NAMI, a mental health center, in support of an individual suffering from substance abuse and another who recently committed suicide. Both individuals are held close to her heart. NAMI, The National Alliance On Mental Illness, began...

Holiday Traditions: Students tell what they like the most about the season

Holiday Traditions: Students tell what they like the most about the season

Jessica Deegan, News editor

December 5, 2017


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Common holiday traditions typically include going to the grandparents’ house for Thanksgiving, decorating holiday cookies, and putting up the Christmas tree with family. While some Madison College students stay true to these common trends, others stray away from tradition. For student Angie Thao,...

Madison College student Ashley Hermanson has passion for pets

Madison College student Ashley Hermanson has passion for pets

Jessica Deegan, News editor

December 5, 2017


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Vet Tech student Ashley Hermanson, holds an infinite amount of passion for animals, as she previously housed 17 cats at one time, while she worked as a foster parent. Some would stay for only a month, while others would stay for eight or nine. The hardest part was “feeding them all separately and...

Veterans Club president proud to be a Marine

Veterans Club president proud to be a Marine

Jessica Deegan, News Editor

November 21, 2017


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Following the humbling experience of actively serving in the Marine Corps, and now serving as a U.S. armed forces veteran, Ken Kohl, president of the Madison College Veteran Club, holds Veterans Day close to his heart. Both of Kohl’s parents were in the Marines and he felt that he, too, could carry...

Event celebrates success of first-generation students

Megan Binkley, Staff Writer

November 21, 2017


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First generation students (students whose parents do not hold a degree above the associate level) are an integral, yet often-overlooked faction within the student body. On Nov. 8, Madison College hosted its first-ever First-Generation Student Day. Despite superficial homogeneity, the experiences of...

Public Safety

Public Safety

Officer David Manthey

November 21, 2017


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Public Safety Officers respond to many calls for service and we communicate our activities to the college community. Here are some of the notable incidents from the past few weeks: On Oct. 31, Public Safety along with the State Capitol Police, contacted a man near the Downtown campus for damaging...

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