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Big Band goes to Germany: 24 member group plays at bi-annual Sister City Festival

Big Band goes to Germany: 24 member group plays at bi-annual Sister City Festival

Alison Ahlgrim, Staff Writer

August 28, 2017


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The sun burst through the clouds as the first notes of the 24-piece Madison College Big Band’s rendition of “Rhapsody in Blue” echoed throughout an ancient castle’s courtyard, across defunct cannons, and down the castle walls to the massive Edersee lake. It was a magical moment nearly two years...

Public Safety

Public Safety

Sgt. Joe Steffen & Dispatcher David Manthey

August 28, 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 this past summer. On June 21, while patrolling the Downtown Campus, a Public Safety Officer contacted two men for suspicious activity....

No child care offered at Downtown Campus for fall semester

Mari LaFore, Staff Writer

August 28, 2017


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The cheerful giggles that once rang through the hall and happy faces of the children that were cared for at the Child and Family Center located at the Downtown Campus on 211 N. Carroll Street will be missed this semester. Due to dwindling enrollment the daycare service has been temporarily suspended....

All eyes were on the skies for the eclipse

All eyes were on the skies  for the eclipse

Adrienne Oliva, Editor in Chief

August 28, 2017


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While the Solar Eclipse came to its finale on Aug. 21 at 1:30 p.m., a watcher amongst the crowd observing the natural phenomenon had to admit “80 percent felt like it would be a lot more.” Even though the moon’s coverage over the sun in this area of the U.S. was only 80 percent, it appeared...

College will install rooftop solar system by December 2018

College will install rooftop solar system by December 2018

Jessica Deegan, News Editor

August 28, 2017


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By December of 2018, Madison College will have Wisconsin’s largest rooftop solar system operating on its Truax campus. The total project will cost about $3.8 million, but will save the school about $200,000 per year. The project will also help Madison College reduce its carbon footprint, and become...

Madison College textbook adoption policy is approved

Madison College textbook adoption policy is approved

Jessica Deegan, News Editor

August 28, 2017


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With the fall semester beginning, it’s now every student’s priority to seek relief from inflated textbook prices. This summer, the Textbook Adoption Policy was passed and will hopefully begin as soon as this school year. Student Senate President, Tina Marshalek, explains how the Textbook Adoption...

Offering needed support for Scholars of Promise: Javier Neira Salazar enjoys helping students overcome barriers to education

Offering needed support  for Scholars of Promise: Javier Neira Salazar enjoys helping students overcome barriers to education

Lucy Smith, Managing Editor

August 28, 2017


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Javier Neira Salazar’s passion is working towards eliminating socioeconomic barriers and the culture of inequality that plagues the United States. When his current job leading the Scholars of Promise program at Madison College opened up, Neira Salazar immediately thought “heck yea, I want it, I really...

Think green with reusable bag at college bookstore

Think green with reusable bag at college bookstore

Adrienne Oliva, Staff Writer

May 2, 2017


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There is currently a gigantic trash heap consisting of primarily plastic floating in the Atlantic Ocean that scientists believe to be twice the size of the continental United States. This island is completely made up of trash, and it can be safely assumed that a good portion of this island is made u...

Madison College Students honored at annual banquet

Madison College Students honored at annual banquet

Clarion Staff Report

May 2, 2017


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Madison College recognized its student leaders at the annual Celebration of Student Success Banquet held in the Redsten Gymnasium on April 20. The event, organized and presided over by the Executive Leadership Team, honored and celebrated the accomplishments of outstanding student leaders, clubs a...

Samantha Hunter and Gloria Stendel recognized at Campus Compact Awards event

Samantha Hunter and Gloria Stendel recognized at Campus Compact Awards event

Jessica Pokrandt, Staff Writer

May 2, 2017


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Students Samantha Hunter and Gloria Stendel recently received awards at the Wisconsin Campus Compact (WiCC) Awards Dinner on April 6, at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) in Green Bay. Hunter was awarded Wisconsin Campus Compact’s 2017 Jack Keating Student Civic Leadership Award. The...

DTEC ground lease option goes to board

DTEC ground lease option goes to board

Alison Ahlgrim, News Editor

May 2, 2017


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On April 20, Madison College administrators officially recommended that the college enter into a ground lease with Hovde Properties and Drury Southwest for redevelopment of the Downtown Education Center (DTEC). This proposal was selected from the five remaining proposals based on the firms’ experience...

Off The Shelf: Library offers thanks to its student staff

Off The Shelf: Library offers thanks to its student staff

Erika Linzner, Librarian

May 2, 2017


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The Madison College Libraries staff would like to, once again, take an opportunity to show its profound appreciation to its student staff for their diligent efforts this past academic year. You have helped provide excellent support to your fellow classmates during yet another year of significant change...

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