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Students visit with the “Dogs on Call” pets on April 25 in the Gateway of the main Truax Campus building.

Dogs on Call help students relieve end-of-year tension

Mary SeGall, Staff Writer May 3, 2022

On Monday, April 25, Madison College welcomed a few returning friends that the student body always enjoy seeing: Bailey, Loki, Joy and Jesse. Everyone greeted the visitors so warmly and it was such a nice,...

Political Discussion

Keep the political conversation alive

Nina Sitte, Contributor May 3, 2022

Political divisiveness has been distracting from the importance of informed voting for a long time. Although the 2020 presidential election had the highest voter turnout, still only 66.8% of eligible voters...

What will it take to save democracy?

Stuart Pate, News Editor May 3, 2022

Many Americans are feeling less than optimistic about the state of democracy. Concerns of failing American institutions are on the rise. An NPR/Ipsos poll from January found that seven in 10 Americans...

Political upheaval has taken a toll on mental health

Kelly Feng, Opinion Editor May 3, 2022

“What parents need to know about college students and depression” by the Mayo Clinic Health System found that up to 44% of college students report symptoms of depression and anxiety, with suicide being...

How political maps are drawn can greatly impact outcomes

Abigail Schaefer, Contributor May 3, 2022

Every 10 years, people check off items on their list of decennial life tasks. Adults get a new tetanus shot, travelers renew their passports and politicians attempt to manipulate district voting lines...

Paying for college

Cost of education divides us more

Spencer Wakefield, Contributor May 3, 2022

People enroll in college for countless reasons, but the primary motivation for most is an economic one: trying to get ahead in life, pulling yourself up by your bootstraps and getting a big job in the...

Misinformation hurts both people and democracy

Courtney Van Horn, Contributor May 3, 2022

What is real in the media? Who can I trust? How can I decipher what is fake news versus real news? Where should I be looking for real news? And furthermore, why should I care? Propaganda has been around...

Ousmane Nikiema, center, and Ben Wiest, right, hand out awards at the annual Celebration of Student Success held on April 20 in Room D1630 at the Truax Campus.

Celebration of Student Success

Kaleia Lawrence, Editor in Chief May 3, 2022

Celebrating some of the good work at Madison College was the goal of the Student Success Awards Program. The annual event was held both in person and virtually this year. Over 90 students were nominated...

Nicki Stapleton runs the Little Free Pantry on Prairie Road in Madison.

Little free pantries feed communities nationwide

Kelly Feng, Opinion Editor May 3, 2022

When Nicki Stapleton set out a cardboard box on her front lawn two years ago, she had no idea she was starting a grassroots campaign. The box was filled with canned and boxed food, and leftover donations...

Voter suppression hits people of color in a big way

May 3, 2022

“The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color or previous condition of servitude.” -15th Amendment Yet,...

Politics and Sports: A Complicated Relationship

Dexter Cruse, Contributor May 3, 2022

In recent years, politics in sports has become more and more prevalent. Across the world, sporting organizations are taking stances on political issues that come up. Formula 1 has launched the #WeRaceAsOne...

Student staff helped make year a success

Dana Ryals, Librarian May 3, 2022

As we wrap up another semester and school year and look forward to the warm days of summer, the Madison College Libraries and Student Achievement Centers reflect on another successful academic year. Our...

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