The Clarion

Honor society members realize many benefits

Jessica Deegan, News Editor

October 24, 2017


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Over 600 Madison College students’ joined Phi Theta Kappa this fall and are on their way to further accomplishments and growth. “You see the change in students as they become professional leaders,” said Phi Theta Kappa advisor Angelika Gulbis. Members get to experience how professional meetings...

Off The Shelf: Take time to browse the book festival

Off The Shelf: Take time to browse the book festival

Mark Luetkehoelter, Librarian

October 24, 2017


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“In this age of getting what you want and getting it now, the simple pleasure of browsing is often forgotten.” – Tom Hodgkinson The Wisconsin Book Festival http://www.wisconsinbookfestival.org/, held annually in Madison, is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year from Nov. 2-5. The event...

Senate, club celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day

Lucy Smith, Managing Editor

October 24, 2017


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When the Native American Student Association (NASA) brought a proclamation to the Student Senate asking them to recognize Indigenous Peoples Day instead of Columbus Day, student senators Alison Malek and Katrina Willis crafted a resolution to support them. When students feel like “they’re walking...

Public Safety

Public Safety

Officer David Manthey

October 24, 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 Oct. 6, Public Safety assisted the Madison Police and Madison Paramedics at the Downtown Campus for...

Clarion radio takes on ‘War of the Worlds’

Clarion radio takes on ‘War of the Worlds’

Adrienne Oliva, Editor in Chief

October 24, 2017


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Breaking news: Aliens have landed at Madison College in the overflow parking lot. “I guess because they couldn’t find any place closer,” explains extraterrestrial witness and Clarion broadcast general manager, Jessica Pokrandt. No, there are no real aliens on campus. This is just the basic premise of Madison College’s radio production of the classic “War of the Worlds.”

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Madison College Massage Clinic opens

Madison College Massage Clinic opens

Jessica Deegan, News editor

October 24, 2017


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The Madison College Massage Clinic opens Oct. 25, and will provide professional, low cost massages for the entire community. The Therapeutic Massage Program is a one-year program with 28 credits and 800 hours. “It is an accelerated program, as the students are in class about 25 hours a week,”...

Hands-on automotive experience

Hands-on automotive experience

Krista Olson-Lehman, Copy Editor

October 24, 2017


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While many have probably heard about the automotive technology program at Madison College, you may not have known that the students get hands on knowledge from working on their own cars. Diagnosing and repairing these cars are a critical part of the student’s learning experience. Currently, about...

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...

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