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Shoes and socks for the homeless

Jessica Deegan, News Editor

March 20, 2018


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When getting ready for school or work, putting on shoes and socks is simply a routine. For homeless individuals, it isn’t that simple. Recently, Madison College’s Student Nurses Association (SNA) collected men’s gently used shoes and socks to donate to the Madison Area Care for the Homeless...

Off The Shelf: Celebrating the trailblazing women of STEM

Off The Shelf: Celebrating the trailblazing women of STEM

March 20, 2018


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From Sally Ride to Grace Hopper to Shirley Ann Jackson, get to know some of the trailblazers of science, technology, engineering, and math through the libraries’ collections. As Women’s History Month wraps up we thought we’d take a chance to highlight some resources on trailblazing women of STEM. Newer...

Group sees common themes in student survey results

Adrienne Oliva, Editor in Chief

March 20, 2018


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After receiving feedback from over 900 students at Madison College, the Facilities Planning Council has found some similar themes in what the majority of students would like enhanced at our campuses. “We noticed a lot of common themes amongst the students,” explained Steven Ansorge, a student...

Global Village, global mindset

Global Village, global mindset

Megan Binkley, Opinions Editor

March 20, 2018


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“Numbers 10, 115, 49, 72, 33, 42, 98, 7. Please stand up and come to the center of the circle.” Eight women rose slowly from the metal folding chairs. The rest of the group —20 other women, and one man — sat in silence in a large circle in a barn. A brisk Arkansas breeze sailed through from...

Study shows drop in student voter registration

Study shows drop in student voter registration

Lucy Smith, Copy Editor

March 20, 2018


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Earlier this school year, a report by the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE) provided details on the registration and voting rates of students in federal elections since 2012 at more than 1,000 college nationwide. Madison College was one of the colleges that voluntarily participated...

STEM Center settles into new location on campus

Megan Binkley, Opinions Editor

February 27, 2018


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Kevin Mirus, the Interim Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences at Madison College, is already looking to the future when it comes to the potential of the STEM Center. Just this fall, the Madison College STEM Center moved from its original location on the third floor of Truax to a new larger space on...

Clarion staff win awards at convention

Clarion staff win awards at convention

Clarion Staff Report

February 27, 2018


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Members of the Madison College newspaper, The Clarion, won seven awards at the Associated Collegiate Press Best of the Midwest Newspaper Convention on Feb. 18 in Minneapolis. The newspaper won first-place Best of Show in the two-year college newspaper category, and first-place Best of Show for websites. The...

Student language survey

Adrienne Oliva, Editor in Chief

February 27, 2018


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A new survey is being sent out on March 5 to all students enrolled in English courses in order for the college to gain a perspective on how language affects learning. “It is an evaluation of how language impacts the success and retention of students in English courses this semester,” explained...

Students practice testing blood types

Krista Olson-Lehman, Staff Writer

February 27, 2018


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Medical Laboratory Technician students spent a rainy day in the Health Sciences buildings showing off their skills and testing blood types, as a part of their clinicals for blood bank work. Just a simple prick on the finger, and the students gain valuable real world experience, while informing others...

Off The Shelf: Diversity Issues with the Academy Awards

Off The Shelf: Diversity Issues with the Academy Awards

February 27, 2018


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The Academy Awards are coming up on Sunday, March 4. While the Academy Awards have done a slightly better job in recent years of being more diverse with their acting nominations, a category that has lagged behind is that of Best Director. The nominees in that category have been predominantly white...

Active shooter situations

Active shooter situations

Adrienne Oliva, Editor in Chief

February 27, 2018


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In Parkland, Florida, 17 people died in a school shooting earlier this month. This was the 18th school shooting within the span of the first 45 days of the year. As a large public school, it makes sense that there would be a variety of different reactions at Madison College to the recent events. For...

Instructors venture to Antarctica to work on weather stations

Instructors venture to Antarctica to work on weather stations

Adrienne Oliva, Editor in Chief

February 27, 2018


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Madison College instructors Matthew Lazzara and Andy Kurth made sure to leave a part of Madison College behind as they left the icy shelves of Antarctica “There is a Madison College piece of equipment that is running in Antarctica as we speak,” said Lazzara. The Madison College students aided...

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