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Monitoring area lakes

Monitoring area lakes

Britton Downing, Contributor

October 16, 2019

On a typical windy fall day, Luke Wynn and I walked down to the beach at James Madison park, with our turbidity tubes in hand. Wynn runs the Nearshore Water Quality Monitoring program for Clean Lakes Alliance, and we were headed into Lake Mendota to do a training session for the program. The Nearshore Water ...

Take an Alternative Winter Break in Florida

Take an Alternative Winter Break in Florida

Cassandra Cullen, Music Director

October 16, 2019

Winter break is closer than you think. It’s almost time to kick back on the beach in Florida feeling the sand in your toes…or in your sneakers if you’re planning on heading to Homestead, Florida for alternative winter break with only nine other Madison College students. Alternative winter break ...

Nerds of the Round Table gather

Grant Nelson, Staff Writer

October 16, 2019

These days there’s a lot of nostalgia going around for things that seem to be counter to the main-stream forms of entertainment we surround ourselves with. Walk around the WolfPack Den and you will find a space filled with students playing Street Fighter and Smash Bros, but in hidden enclaves scat...

National Coming Out Day event was hosted by GSA

National Coming Out Day event was hosted by GSA

Christopher Bird, News Editor

October 16, 2019

National Coming Out Day was on Oct. 11, and the Gender Sexuality Alliance at Madison College held an event for the day in Room D1360 on Truax Campus. The event had two featured speakers. The first speaker was Dina Nina Martinez, actor, comedian, writer, and winner of Madison’s Favorite Local Come...

Student art show moved to fall

Christopher Bird, News Editor

October 16, 2019

The Yahara Journal Student Art Show is a student-led and organized showing of art from Madison College students. Miles Roth, a member of the Yahara Journal, described the show as a way to “celebrate the creativity of students and their engagement with art.” This event has been held annually to d...

Help provided for students in need during the holidays

Tessa Morhardt, Editor-in-chief

October 16, 2019

Santa’s Wish List is back again this year. This program helps support students with children who are in financial need by helping provide Christmas gifts for their children. Those who want to sign up for this program will need to provide a form that shows you are in financial need, such as a finan...

Off The Shelf

Off The Shelf

Mark Luetkehoelter, Librarian

October 16, 2019

National Work and Family Month aims to improve work-life balance in a crazy-paced era that it is difficult to do so. Use either the subject phrases “work-life balance” or “work and family” in our library catalog and databases to get a list of books, e-books, videos, e-videos, articles, and more to h...

Public Safety

Public Safety

October 16, 2019

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 Sept. 30, Public Safety responded to a medical call for a diabetic student wit...

GSAFE serves LGBT community

Tara Olivia Martens, Staff Writer

October 16, 2019

GSAFE, a local non-profit organization, presented a three-hour discourse entitled, “Best Practices for Serving the LGBT,” at Madison College on Oct. 3. Madison has been a city with a number of safe spaces for the LGBT community since mid-1990s. GSAFE formed from a few different local organizatio...

Natural Path Sanctuary is a green cemetery near Madison

Britni Petitt, Photo Editor

October 16, 2019

When thinking of cemeteries, there’s many ideas that come to mind. Funerals, headstones, and scary movies to name a few. It’s likely you haven’t thought about their environmental impact. From the materials used in caskets, maintenance of cemetery grounds, and the toxic chemicals used in preserving...

Virtual reality

Virtual reality

Andrew Kicmol, Editor Emeritus

October 16, 2019

A virtual reality (VR) classroom is no longer just a cool idea, it’s something that Madison College students in the Digital Innovations class will be able to experience. Recently the college purchased 25 Oculus Quest VR headsets through an innovation grant for students to use. The VR headsets include...

Saving energy costs at Madison College

Saving energy costs at Madison College

Christopher Bird, News Editor

October 16, 2019

It has almost been a whole year since the solar panels on Madison Colleg’s Truax Campus building have begun producing energy, and a great deal of progress has been made in saving energy at the college. The solar array consists of 5,700 Solar panels and 17 inverters, covering 125,000 square feet of...

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