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Public Safety

Public Safety

December 5, 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 Nov. 26, an officer located a woman who was lost at the Commercial Avenue campus. The woman attempted...

Raising funds to help people coping with mental illness

Raising funds to help people coping with mental illness

Jessica Deegan, News editor

December 5, 2017


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Nursing student Tonia Weber recently participated in the walk for NAMI, a mental health center, in support of an individual suffering from substance abuse and another who recently committed suicide. Both individuals are held close to her heart. NAMI, The National Alliance On Mental Illness, began...

Holiday Traditions: Students tell what they like the most about the season

Holiday Traditions: Students tell what they like the most about the season

Jessica Deegan, News editor

December 5, 2017


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Common holiday traditions typically include going to the grandparents’ house for Thanksgiving, decorating holiday cookies, and putting up the Christmas tree with family. While some Madison College students stay true to these common trends, others stray away from tradition. For student Angie Thao,...

Madison College student Ashley Hermanson has passion for pets

Madison College student Ashley Hermanson has passion for pets

Jessica Deegan, News editor

December 5, 2017


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Vet Tech student Ashley Hermanson, holds an infinite amount of passion for animals, as she previously housed 17 cats at one time, while she worked as a foster parent. Some would stay for only a month, while others would stay for eight or nine. The hardest part was “feeding them all separately and...

Veterans Club president proud to be a Marine

Veterans Club president proud to be a Marine

Jessica Deegan, News Editor

November 21, 2017


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Following the humbling experience of actively serving in the Marine Corps, and now serving as a U.S. armed forces veteran, Ken Kohl, president of the Madison College Veteran Club, holds Veterans Day close to his heart. Both of Kohl’s parents were in the Marines and he felt that he, too, could carry...

Event celebrates success of first-generation students

Megan Binkley, Staff Writer

November 21, 2017


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First generation students (students whose parents do not hold a degree above the associate level) are an integral, yet often-overlooked faction within the student body. On Nov. 8, Madison College hosted its first-ever First-Generation Student Day. Despite superficial homogeneity, the experiences of...

Public Safety

Public Safety

Officer David Manthey

November 21, 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 few weeks: On Oct. 31, Public Safety along with the State Capitol Police, contacted a man near the Downtown campus for damaging...

Off the Shelf: Self-care advice found in the libraries

Off the Shelf: Self-care advice found in the libraries

Cristina Springfield, Librarian

November 21, 2017


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Here in the libraries, our conversations with students typically focus around their academic life – such as their research projects, their upcoming paper deadlines, when they’ll hear back from a degree program they applied to, or whether they’ve heard back on their transfer application. But around...

Giving hunger a face

Giving hunger a face

Adrienne Oliva, Editor in Chief

November 21, 2017


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Steven Ansorge wears his Student Senate badge proudly every Friday evening when he visits the River Food Pantry, not only as a volunteer, but as a patron. As a student leader who directly represents the over 30 percent of Madison College students who experience food insecurity, Ansorge wants to give...

Hunger Survey Results: 1 in 3 respondents say they skip meals due to money

Hunger Survey Results: 1 in 3 respondents say they skip meals due to money

Jessica Deegan, News Editor

November 21, 2017


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Out of the 1,144 students who participated in the recent hunger survey, about a fifth of them reported that within the last month, they didn’t eat for a 24-hour period because they didn’t have enough money for food. “It was a little disheartening, but I suppose we expected those numbers,”...

Santa’s Wish List makes holiday happier for many

Santa’s Wish List makes holiday happier for many

Lucy Smith, Managing Editor

November 21, 2017


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When reminiscing about picking out gifts for Santa’s Wishlist, Kalib Jackson’s voice pitched up in happiness at the memory. Jackson, a Madison College student, remembers picking out a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle action figure he thought would’ve been really cool to get as a kid. “It was kinda...

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