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Defining a new normal for Madison College in the wake of COVID-19

Morgan Engels May 5, 2021

In March of 2020 Madison College administrators were faced with a monumental task unlike anything in the college’s 110-year history: shutting the campus down and moving most classes online. Now, more...

The Mitby Theater logo at Truax Campus.

The show must go on for the performing arts during COVID-19

Erin Schuster , Contributor May 5, 2021

The performing arts at Madison College are integral to the creativity and expression of students on campus. Unfortunately, this program has experienced significant setbacks due to regulations caused by...

Nikki Retelle-Harden

Coach, special education teacher, WTCS ambassador – the multi-faceted woman

Hailey Griffin , Arts Editor May 5, 2021

You get home from a long day at work. Basketball practice isn’t until tomorrow, so you don’t have to worry about heading to the gymnasium later. You feed your sons and make sure they’re taken care...

Recent incidents at Madison College

Sgt. Lucas Adler May 5, 2021

Public Safety Officers respond to many calls for service, and we like to communicate our activities to the college community. Here are some of the more notable incidents from the past couple weeks. •...

The Redsten Gymnasium where the wolfpack volleyball and basketball teams practice and play.

Finding balance as a first-year college athlete during COVID-19

Kaleia Lawrence , Opinion Editor May 5, 2021

Making sports COVID-19 safe took some time, but Madison College did it. While all of the indoor sports seasons were fully cancelled, they were still granted permission to have up to five scrimmages against...

COVID response provides a mixed bag response from the LGBTQ+ community

G. Fletcher , Contributor May 5, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on many American’s mental health. As social animals, humans do not tend to cope well in social isolation. Yet throughout 2020 and into 2021, people have been told...

Another year on the books!

Dana Ryals, Librarian May 5, 2021

The end of another school year is once again approaching, and I think we’re all ready for it. Madison College Libraries usually takes this time to thank our excellent student workers. During regular...

International student offered Phi Theta Keta scholarship

International student offered Phi Theta Keta scholarship

Chris Bird, Managing Editor May 5, 2021

Ana Paula Rodovalho Fernandes Moreira was recently offered a New Century Transfer Pathway Scholar by Phi Theta Kappa. This scholarship reflects academic accomplishment, leadership, participation in activities...

Madison College Shines at Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Catalyst

Boh Suh , Staff Writer April 21, 2021

The Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society hosted an international convention, “Catalyst,” from April 8 through April 10. Just like the last year’s “Catalyst,” the event was provided virtually for...

The Clarion won eight first place awards.

The Clarion wins 18 WNAF Collegiate Better Newspaper Contest Awards

Clarion staff report April 21, 2021

The Clarion staff won 18 awards from the Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation’s Collegiate Better Newspaper Contest, including eight first-place awards, for work published from Jan. 1, 2020, through...

John Galligan at the Yahara Journal's recent Writer's Workshop event.

Madison College instructor inspired by nature

Brian McNeil, Contributor April 21, 2021

A bespectacled man wearing a well-worn ballcap relaxes in a camp chair near a narrow ribbon of tranquil water flowing through a lush, green, tree-lined valley. He stares at a blinking cursor atop a stark...

A controlled burn at the Aldo Leopold Nature Center.

Into the Field: Volunteer Opportunities in Environmental Sciences

B.R. Downing, Contributor April 21, 2021

It was a Tuesday night when I got the message from the burn boss, the burn would take place on that Thursday. Two days is not a lot of notice but that is the nature of a prescribed burn. Participants not...

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