The Clarion

‘Coming Out for Liberation’ presentation hosted by GSA

Author and activist Alex Iantaffi speaks at the Madison College Truax Campus at a Gender and Sexuality Alliance event in celebration of International Women’s Day.

Anica Graney, Managing Editor

March 25, 2020

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Madison College’s Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) invited Alex Iantaffi, a champion for gender and sexuality discussions, to talk to Madison College students about gender and sexuality. This presentation took place on March...

Forum discusses bringing more women into STEM fields

Hunter Turpin, Staff Writer

March 25, 2020

Madison College manufacturing instructor Theresa Valencia knows exactly how female students in STEM fields can feel. “It’s quite uncomfortable for a woman to walk into a classroom filled with male students and taught by a man, that’s what we’re trying to change, we want to create a comfortable...

Enjoy the Children’s Diversity Collection

Enjoy the Children’s Diversity Collection

Mark Luetkehoelter, Librarian

March 25, 2020

A little-known special collection housed by the Madison College Libraries is the Betty Franklin-Hammonds Children’s Diversity Collection. The collection is currently housed at the South Campus Library, offering some 350 children’s books touching on a wide variety of diversity issues. The collection...

College responds to COVID-19 crisis

A WolfPack Alert notice on a video monitor at the Truax campus informs people of adjustments made to the Madison College schedule due to the corona virus outbreak.

Tessa Morhardt & Andrew Kicmol, Editor in Chief & Editor emeritus

March 25, 2020

It’s been a turbulent few weeks for students, staff and faculty alike, as the situation worsened with COVID-19. It started with the cancellation of spring break study abroad trips to Italy and London, England, and having spring break extended until March 29. In the past week, it has culminated...

Completing the Census is important for many reasons

Completing the Census is important for many reasons

Paige Zezulka, Staff Writer

March 25, 2020

As another 10 years have gone by, the time has come for the Madison Community along with the rest of the country, to complete the 2020 United States Census. America has been submitting the census since 1790 making this the 24th census to date. Mandated by the Constitution, American citizens (and non-c...

Spring into the season with e-bikes

The BCysle station at Madison College's Truax Campus will re-open on March 15 with a full set of e-bikes.

Paige Zezulka, Staff Writer

March 4, 2020

With spring just around the corner, Madison College is getting in gear for the arrival of Madison BCycle to hit the streets. With the re-opening date of March 15, BCycle’s new hit, the e-bike otherwise known as “electric bike,” will be available to all students and faculty members. E-bikes give users a...

Food and Community Resource Fair planned

Tessa Morhardt, Editor in Chief

March 4, 2020

Madison College will be hosting a Food and Community Resource Fair where students are able to ask questions and learn more about what the Madison College Student Food Pantries provide on Tuesday, March 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Truax Cafeteria Mall. “For me, it’s all about teaching and e...

Childcare center expanding into new building

Chris Bird, News Editor

March 4, 2020

Donna Jost, the Director of the Child and Family Center, has been optimistic about the childcare center being able to expand at some point, but she was thrilled when she was presented with diagrams and plans that showed her that the expansion was going to be a reality soon. “It has happened so fast,” said J...

Professional Agricultural Student club wins award

Hunter Turpin, Staff Writer

March 4, 2020

A dozen teams, numerous categories, one first place award. On Feb. 9, the MATC Postsecondary/Professional Agricultural Student (PAS) club competed in the 2020 Wisconsin Agricultural Machinery Service Technician Contest and came back with impressive accomplishments. The competition took place at South...

Clarion brings home 9 awards

Members of The Clarion staff show awards the paper received at the Best of the Midwest College Journalism Conference. Pictured, from left, are: Britni Petitt, Mandy Scheuer, Maia Lathrop, Christina Gordon and Anica Graney.

Clarion Staff Report

March 4, 2020

The Clarion staff earned nine awards, including three first-place finishes, at the Associated Collegiate Press Best of the Midwest College Journalism Convention held in Minneapolis on Feb. 21-23. The Madison College student newspaper won first-place in Best of Show for Two-Year College Newspapers wit...

The libraries are serious about games

The libraries are serious about games

Mark Perkins, Librarian

March 4, 2020

In groups or alone, with a board or on our phones, we all play games. You may debate this. Ludologists, who study games and play in great earnestness, debate it all the time. But if you believe well-respected game designer Jesse Schell that “A game is a problem-solving activity, approached with a pla...

Public Safety

Madison College Public Safety

Officer Lucas Adler

March 4, 2020

Public Safety Officers respond to many calls for service and we communicate our activities to the college community. Here are some notable incidents from the past two weeks.    On Thursday, Feb. 6, Public Safety received a report of an individual who had possibly dislocated their k...

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