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Black and Brilliant event hopes to inspire students, staff

Melyna Acosta, Staff Writer

February 13, 2018


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With the goal to educate students and faculty, the Black Student Union and United Common Ground hosted “Black and Brilliant: Black Participation in the Political Process” on Feb. 8 as Madison College continues to commemorate Black History Month. The event was an open invitation to any and all...

Off The Shelf: Stay on target for academic success

Off The Shelf: Stay on target for academic success

Gail Powers-Schaub, Librarian

February 13, 2018


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Tutoring services are provided to Madison College students through the walk-in service at Student Achievement Center. The center provides additional support for core concepts, homework, and tests in a credit level course. Tutors work with students to identify stumbling blocks in the learning process...

Student satisfaction survey to begin on Feb. 19

Adrienne Oliva, Editor in Chief

February 13, 2018


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Madison College students will soon be able to voice their opinions about life on campus with the biannual Student Satisfaction Inventory. “It tries to touch upon every aspect of student life at this college,” explains Steven Ansorge, a student representative for the survey. There is a large...

Now is the time to look for your summer internship

Alison Malek, Staff Writer

February 13, 2018


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An internship is an opportunity for students to get hands-on experience in their area of study. The student will gain relevant knowledge and skills required for their success in the career field they wish to enter. Internships tend to be short, usually only a 2-6 month duration and can be paid or unpaid. A...

Public Safety

Public Safety

February 13, 2018


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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 Jan. 23, officers responded to a disturbance involving a battery at the Truax campus where a female struck a male....

Student Senator strives to help other transgender students

Student Senator strives to help other transgender students

Adrienne Oliva, Editor in Chief

February 13, 2018


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Growing up as a transgender man, Shawn Padley had difficulty finding role models that he could look up to. As a member of an often under represented community, Padley had to work to find successful transgender individuals. Once he did, it helped him realize his own potential. “That showed me...

Grant sparks innovation

Grant sparks innovation

Jessica Deegan, News Editor

February 13, 2018


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Madison College’s welding program received their first innovation grant, and is now exploring various ways to introduce robotic welding into their curriculum. Although robotic welding has always been around, it hasn’t always been a noticeable piece within the employers in the Madison College district....

Photographer helps preserve natural beauty (Faculty Profile: Mario Quintana)

Photographer helps preserve  natural beauty (Faculty Profile: Mario Quintana)

Matt Dippong, Staff Writer

February 13, 2018


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For Mario Quintana, a picture is worth much more than a thousand words. As the Madison College’s Photography Program Director, Quintana’s camerawork in nature has made a difference for several local and national conservation organizations. Quintana has worked locally for Patrick Marsh Conservancy,...

Black History Month teaches many lessons

Lucy Smith, Managing Editor

January 30, 2018


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At its official inception in 1976, Black History month was meant to honor the “too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans,” according to Gerald Ford, the president who officially recognized Black History Month. But throughout time, it has taken on an extra meaning – for many, Black...

Group to help assault survivors find healing

Adrienne Oliva, Editor in Chief

January 30, 2018


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A support group for survivors of sexual assault is being created on the Madison College campus. The group “is designed for anyone who has been impacted by sexual violence at any point in their life,” explained Annette Haas, Madison College’s campus counselor from the Rape Crisis Center and organizer...

Constructing her own path

Constructing her own path

Jessica Deegan, News Editor

January 30, 2018


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Due to her fathers military assignments, Sandy Thistle, Co-Program Director of the Madison College Construction and Remolding program, was born in Japan, and lived in Scotland, England, New Jersey and Maryland all before the age of 15. “All of those experiences of being in other cultures, being...

Off The Shelf: AFI’s best films available in the library

Off The Shelf: AFI’s best films available in the library

Dana Ryals, Librarian

January 30, 2018


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Make this year’s new-year resolution to watch all of the best American films. The American Film Institute (AFI), an organization that honors and celebrates the motion picture arts in the United States, has compiled a list of all the greatest American moments in cinema, and the Madison College Truax...

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