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Sargent speaks on the luxury item tax of menstrual products

Sargent speaks on the luxury item tax of menstrual products

Adrienne Oliva, Editor in Chief

April 17, 2018


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State Rep. Melissa Sargent believes that menstrual products should be free and accessible in all public bathrooms, including the ones at Madison College, because they are a basic public health need. “No one is asking ‘how much does it cost?’ to be providing toilet paper or hand soap in the budgets...

Enrollment deadline confusing?

Adrienne Oliva, Editor in Chief

April 4, 2018


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When Andrea Long received an email last semester saying that she had to register up for her spring semester classes by Nov. 23, she was anxious. She didn’t know how she could sign up for her classes while her name was still on the waitlist for Madison College’s child care center. “I didn’t...

Heifer ranch gives students hands-on experience

Heifer ranch gives students hands-on experience

Megan Binkley, Opinions Editor

April 4, 2018


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The Madison College Alternative Spring Break Trip to Heifer Ranch in Perryville, Arkansas, was a week of hands-on experiences, marketable training and eye-opening activities. One of the things that the Heifer Ranch guides specialized in was their ability to bring people together from all over the globe. During the week at the Ranch, the Madison College ...

French club about more than just a language

Adrienne Oliva, Editor in Chief

April 4, 2018


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As a French speaker of six years, Olive Lemberger has always valued developing her linguistic and cultural knowledge of the language. “Personally, it is important to me because I think it is important to learn a language,” said Lemberger. “I actually have some family who live in Burkina Faso,...

Public Safety

Public Safety

Sgt. Joe Steffen

April 4, 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 March 8, Public Safety responded to a person passed out in the building near stairwell D1 after building hours....

Off The Shelf: Activities celebrate National Library Week

Off The Shelf: Activities celebrate National Library Week

Autumn Hall-Tun, Librarian

April 4, 2018


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From April 8-14 the Madison College Libraries will take part in events celebrating National Library Week. The week is organized by the American Library Association each year, and is a way to raise awareness of what libraries do, and why they are important to society. The library staff has the following...

Seminar tells how to prepare for storms

Alison Malek, Staff Writer

April 4, 2018


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What do you do when severe weather affects you? This question among many others were answered on Saturday, March 24 when the Dark Skies Severe Weather Seminar was hosted at the Madison College Truax Campus. This seminar was coordinated and sponsored between Madison College and the Midwest Severe Storm...

Monks create their artwork in Truax Campus Gateway

Monks create their artwork in Truax Campus Gateway

Adrienne Oliva, Editor in Chief

April 4, 2018


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Multiple Monks work hours at a time hunched over a black table to create a mandala painting entirely made of sand. They prove their patience for their craft through the scraping of their Chak-purs. They scrape hard enough to assure just a few granules of sand come out at a time to put in the precise...

Students put knowledge to the test during NASA visit last semester

Students put knowledge to the test during  NASA visit last semester

Jessica Deegan, News Editor

April 4, 2018


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When a sporadic opportunity was presented to two of Madison College’s students, they had to go out of their comfort zone, travel across the country and put their knowledge to the test while standing in the intimidating shadow of NASA engineers. Students Andrew Fedosky and Rysa Weigel-Sterr both...

Stress Reduction Workshop held twice a month during spring

Jessica Deegan, News Editor

March 20, 2018


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By student request, Madison College will hold a Stress Reduction Workshop every first and third Thursday throughout the spring semester. The goal for Massage Therapy Program Director and instructor Amy Nicholson is to connect with individuals around campus who really want to learn about stress reduction,...

STEM speaker holds open forum on biophysics

Andrew Kicmol, Staff Writer

March 20, 2018


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Dr. Julia Nepper opened the spring semester Stem Center Speaker Series on Feb. 28. Nepper earned her doctorate’s degree in biophysics at age 23 and minored in science communication. Speaking in front of a classroom on the second floor, her presentation was what she called “an open forum.” At...

Next senate president to focus on resources for students

Adrienne Oliva, Editor in Chief

March 20, 2018


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Steven Ansorge is passionate about cultivating an equitable environment at Madison College that helps all students succeed. Ansorge aspires for all students at Madison College have the resources they need to “learn how to get to where they want to be.” “This college lays the foundation of...

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