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Online student radio station now live

Online student radio station now live

Mario Gasparri, Staff Writer

October 11, 2017


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In a continued effort to expand its media platforms, Madison College’s The Clarion is set to go live with its first ever radio station this October. Over this past summer, advisor Doug Kirchberg and his team have taken on this project from scratch, establishing the foundation from which to grow. General...

Student input needed for facilities plan

Adrienne Oliva, Editor in Chief

October 11, 2017


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Student Senate representatives Steven Ansorge and Katrina Willis are no strangers to amplifying the voices of students at Madison College. “People will stop me in the hallway and say ‘hey, Katrina, I have a concern,” Willis explains. “People walk up to me and will say ‘this is a concern...

Student speaks out about the travel ban restrictions

Jessica Deegan, News Editor

October 11, 2017


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President Trump’s newly revised travel ban concerns former Madison College student Mohamud Ali, as new restrictions have been placed on eight foreign countries. While the previous ban, signed earlier this year, was limited to 90 days, the recent restrictions are indefinite. Of the 16 countries with...

Dreams turn into 3D reality with expanded campus makerspace

Dreams turn into 3D reality with expanded campus makerspace

Megan Binkley, Staff Writer

October 11, 2017


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A row of futuristic cubes squat in the corner of the room. Crimson girders form skeletal frames around central cavities, and chrome platforms gleam from the bottoms. Tiny cone nozzles dangle in the empty space above. The screen of the cube on the far left winks on, and the smell of melting plastic fills...

Public Safety

Public Safety

Sgt. Joe Steffen and Dispatcher David Manthey

October 11, 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 Sept. 22, Public safety received a theft complaint from a vendor at the Truax campus. The vendor momentarily...

Mexico City quake hits close to home for student

Jessica Deegan, News Editor

October 11, 2017


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When Madison College student Paulina Kababie first heard about the earthquake in Mexico last month, she “kept frantically trying to call” her father, but didn’t get a response. On the night of the earthquake Kababie was finally able to get in touch with her father. “It took me a while to finally...

Off The Shelf: Let librarians be your research guides

Off The Shelf: Let librarians be your research guides

Kris Glodoski Wolf, Librarian

October 11, 2017


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Wow! We’re officially six weeks into the fall semester. No doubt you’ve settled into a routine balancing home, work, and life as a student (whatever that looks like for you this term). Maybe you’ve visited the library once or twice, maybe it’s your new home-away-from-home… either way, I want...

Campus Updates

October 11, 2017


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Domestic Abuse Awareness Month In 2011, Obama proclaimed that October is Domestic Abuse Awareness Month. According to the UW-Madison web site, Madison has been a leader in providing services for survivors. A community-based response has proven effective, utilizing sources such as the legal, educatio...

Helping with hunger: Student Senate attempting to measure the problem, look for ways to assist

Helping with hunger: Student Senate attempting to measure the problem, look for ways to assist

Jessica Deegan, News Editor

October 11, 2017


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The Student Senate recently conducted a survey to increase awareness and promote solutions for student hunger. It was the first time such a survey has been done. The survey began Sept. 25 and ended Oct. 9. Evaluation of the surveys will follow and will remain anonymous. According to Student Senate...

Addressing the harms of censorship, speaker discusses impact of ongoing efforts to ban books

Addressing the harms of censorship, speaker discusses impact of ongoing efforts to ban books

Mason Flanagan, Staff Writer

October 11, 2017


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Every autumn in late September, as students are returning to school, the American Library Association dedicates one week to raise awareness of the harms of censorship – an event called Banned Book Week. To celebrate the event this year, Madison College’s Yahara Journal welcomed Emilio DeTorre,...

Volunteer Center helps students serve others

Brandon Amato, Opinion Editor

September 27, 2017


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In life, there are a few things we can give to others: our money, our time and our love. The majority of us, as college students, have very little of the former, leaving us with the still-amazing ability to give our time and our love to those in need. What better way to do that than to volunteer your...

Peer tutoring services to be available for criminial justice students

Andrew Kicmol, Staff Writer

September 27, 2017


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Students of the Criminal Justice program are getting peer tutoring help for the classes Introduction to Corrections and Introduction to Criminal Justice, a class where some students were struggling. The addition of peer tutoring in the Human Protective Services building will help students get immediate...

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