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Jugglers shared their skills during festival at Madison College

Fnu Andreas, Clarion Staff Writer

January 25, 2012

The MadFest Juggling Festival is a great chance for people to get more information about juggling. During the festival, the spectators get a short and basic workshop about juggling; such as how to balance the rings, rackets or balls on the air with good harmony. After getting some guidance, the spectators...

A juggling act

A juggling act

Kait Vosswinkel, Clarion Copy Editor

December 7, 2011

The responsibilities and pressures of being a student can be overwhelming. Balancing school and work can be challenging. It becomes that much more challenging while trying to manage a family. Many of the students at Madison Area Technical College are parents – mothers and fathers hit hard by the...

Winter warmth clothing drive helps Madison College students

Winter warmth clothing drive helps Madison College students

Ashley Salmon, Clarion News Editor

December 7, 2011

For the first time, the annual Winter Warmth clothing drive through Madison Area Technical College is offering the donations directly to students. In the past, the clothes received have been donated to an off-campus nonprofit organization that the Volunteer Center suspected students utilize. However,...

Back in the game

Back in the game

Ryan Spoehr, Clarion Editor in Chief

December 7, 2011

After an unsuccessful run at Madison City Council, Spencer White has campaigned to earn a political seat again. This time, his run has been successful. White, a student at Madison Area Technical College, has been named Vice Chair of Volunteers for the Dane County Democrats. The announcement was made...

Alternative break trip lends helping hand at Everglades

Alternative break trip lends helping hand at Everglades

Ashley Salmon, Clarion News Editor

December 7, 2011

Volunteering and helping those in need have always been key objectives in each alternative break trip in the past at the college. This year is no different. From Jan. 9-16, selected students will work together on environmental restoration at Everglades National Park in Florida. Another group of students...

Blackboard 9.1 brings change to Madison College

Faith Hughes, Clarion Staff Writer

December 7, 2011

With the advent of Blackboard 9.1 on the horizon, many students and staff at Madison College are wondering both what to expect and how the new changes will impact communications, course facilitation, and personal ease-of-use. This new upgrade is set to be in effect for the upcoming 2012 spring semester....

GAB comes to Madison College, will speak on new voter ID law

Ryan Spoehr, Clarion Editor in Chief

December 7, 2011

In light of the recent Voter ID Law controversy in the state, the Government Accountability Board will have a presence at the Dec. 8 Student Senate meeting. The GAB has a speaker’s bureau in place to inform people of what the new requirements are. The GAB is making staff members available to make...

Shuttle between Truax and parking lots now available

Ryan Spoehr, Clarion Editor in Chief

December 1, 2011

With both Mitby entrance and the gymnasium entrance now closed, the college has started to provide a shuttle service at Truax that transports students from the parking lots to the main building. Starting Nov. 9, the college started to provide the service. The service takes students to the entrance...

Dane County’s chapter of ‘Toys For Tots’ helps bring Christmas to all

Dane County's chapter of 'Toys For Tots' helps bring Christmas to all

Faith Hughes, Clarion Staff Writer

November 23, 2011

Many people cannot afford to celebrate the holidays or give gifts to their children on Christmas. However, our Dane County chapter of Toys for Tots helps make dreams come true for thousands of local families in need. Toys for Tots, a Marine Corps activity, was founded in Los Angeles in 1947. When...

Best selling author calls for change in treatment of prisoners, students

Alice Ogden-Nussbaum, Clarion Staff Writer

November 23, 2011

Luis Rodriguez knows of hardships and of growing up in gangs in Los Angeles. He has been addicted to drugs and has served time in prison. He knows firsthand how difficult it can be for urban youth to escape the crime-ridden streets. Now a best-selling author, Rodriguez uses his experiences to argue...

Navigating the holiday rat race

Navigating the holiday rat race

Faith Hughes, Clarion Staff Writer

November 23, 2011

Do you feel stretched too thin? Maybe like you don’t have enough time in the day to get things done? With the winter holidays coming up, many students have stress piling up, especially with the end of the semester and finals approaching. Parties and get-togethers with friends and family are also...

Volunteer Center helps provide students’ kids with presents through ‘Santa’s Wish List’ program

Heidi Adams, Clarion Managing Editor

November 23, 2011

The name “Santa” conjures up thoughts of magic and fantasy.  For some, a visit from Santa isn’t financially possible. Thankfully, the Volunteer Center at Madison College has stepped in to try and bring back some of that holiday magic. Santa’s Wish List is a program that helps Madison College...

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