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Historic flooding still being felt in Wisconsin

Historic flooding still being felt in Wisconsin

Andrew Kicmol, Editor in Chief

September 13, 2018


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The record flooding in Wisconsin this summer has disrupted the lives of many students. In Madison, street flooding in the downtown area has made it difficult for students to get around town. But for students going to other campuses, the challenges have been even greater. Madison C...

Avoid online identity-theft scams

Avoid online identity-theft scams

Andrew Kicmol, Editor In Chief

September 12, 2018


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Beware of fishing scams! Excuse us, we mean phishing scams, the kind that try and steal your password and user name, the kind that try and get a monetary donation from you. You may have seen a phishing scam before, the poor Nigerian prince that needs your help, ring any bells? Well it should ring alarm bells.

New advisor connects students with volunteer opportunities

New advisor connects students with volunteer opportunities

Joseph Craker, Staff Writer

September 12, 2018


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As the fall semester begins to take shape for students, many begin to find a bit of spare time as they settle into a routine. Thankfully, Madison College has countless of extracurricular opportunities for students. One of these opportunities is a perfect mixture of all others; mee...

10-year facilities plan to be presented this fall

10-year facilities plan to be presented this fall

Briant Lawler, News Editor

September 12, 2018


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With over a year of strategic collaboration, the Facilities Planning Investment Council will be presenting to the college community, including the Board of Trustees, the final Facilities Master Plan this fall. This comprehensive and adaptable plan, with a breadth that spans 10 years int...

Future of textbook rental plan rests on student vote

Future of textbook rental plan rests on student vote

Briant Lawler, News Editor

September 12, 2018


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Textbooks are a necessary evil when it comes to higher education. They can be a burden by their sheer mass and volume students’ must lug around. But they can often be a burden by the steep price tags they carry as well. That’s why this semester, the Student Senate will hold a referendum vote that would establish a separate fee to finance a com...

Installation of solar panels at Truax is well underway

Installation of solar panels at Truax is well underway

Andrew Kicmol, Editor in Chief

August 29, 2018


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This fall a plan that started back in January 2017 to put the most extensive rooftop solar panel system in the state will wrap up. A solar panel rooftop installation is nothing new but the one wrapping up on the roof of Madison College will be unique. This installation will be the biggest in the state. When...

Parking rules will be strictly enforced

Parking rules will be strictly enforced

Joseph Craker, Staff Writer

August 29, 2018


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If you have not yet experienced the madness that is parking at Madison College-Truax, you are in for a rude awakening. When planning a commute to campus, new students often fail to account for the time it takes to find a place to park, hike to the building, and navigate through the 3-D maze of rooms...

New group of students set for semester abroad

Joseph Craker, Staff Writer

August 29, 2018


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As another group of eager students from Madison College get set for their semester abroad, staff at the college are confident that the students will take more than just knowledge back with them. Tammy Gibbs, the Education Abroad Coordinator at Madison College, understands from both the students’...

10 things all incoming freshmen need to know

Jacki Brickner, Opinion Editor

August 29, 2018


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In life we all go through transition periods, whether it be marriage, having kids or something as simple as transitioning from high school to college. Here are 10 tips to help new students at Madison Area Technical College. These tips were developed by summarizing from multiple conversations with advisors...

Tips for maximizing your experience at Madison College

Megan Binkley, Staff Writer

August 29, 2018


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For those of you starting your bachelor’s degree at Madison College there’s a wealth of available options. Here’s some tips that might help you get the most out of your experience. Hopefully they save you time, and help give you an idea of different directions you can go.  Thoroughly explore...

Libraries help you become information smart

Julie Gores, Library director

August 29, 2018


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As you begin the fall semester as a new student, or returning student, our Libraries and Academic Support Services staff want you to think of us differently. Your Madison College team of librarians, tutors and staff offer you services and resources that go well beyond what most people believe are the...

Public Safety Update for August 29

Public Safety Update for August 29

David Manthey, Public Safety Officer

August 29, 2018


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PUBLIC SAFETY UPDATE Public Safety Officers respond to many calls for service and we communicate our activities to the college community.  Here are some of our recent notable incidents: On May 21, Officers along with the Madison Fire Department responded to a man down at a bus stop on Wright...

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