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Off the Shelf: Self-care advice found in the libraries

Off the Shelf: Self-care advice found in the libraries

Cristina Springfield, Librarian

November 21, 2017


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Here in the libraries, our conversations with students typically focus around their academic life – such as their research projects, their upcoming paper deadlines, when they’ll hear back from a degree program they applied to, or whether they’ve heard back on their transfer application. But around...

Giving hunger a face

Giving hunger a face

Adrienne Oliva, Editor in Chief

November 21, 2017


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Steven Ansorge wears his Student Senate badge proudly every Friday evening when he visits the River Food Pantry, not only as a volunteer, but as a patron. As a student leader who directly represents the over 30 percent of Madison College students who experience food insecurity, Ansorge wants to give...

Hunger Survey Results: many respondents say they skip meals due to money

Hunger Survey Results: many respondents say they skip meals due to money

Jessica Deegan, News Editor

November 21, 2017


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Out of the 1,144 students who participated in the recent hunger survey, about a fifth of them reported that within the last month, they didn’t eat for a 24-hour period because they didn’t have enough money for food. “It was a little disheartening, but I suppose we expected those numbers,”...

Santa’s Wish List makes holiday happier for many

Santa’s Wish List makes holiday happier for many

Lucy Smith, Managing Editor

November 21, 2017


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When reminiscing about picking out gifts for Santa’s Wishlist, Kalib Jackson’s voice pitched up in happiness at the memory. Jackson, a Madison College student, remembers picking out a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle action figure he thought would’ve been really cool to get as a kid. “It was kinda...

Another big gift offers boost to South Campus: Latest donation enables college to move forward with full development

Another big gift offers boost to South Campus: Latest donation enables college to move forward with full development

Adrienne Oliva, Editor in Chief

November 7, 2017


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Madison College has received an additional $3 million donation, as well as a $3.5 million challenge grant towards the construction of the new South Campus. The challenge grant and the donation combined could lead to a possible $10 million to be donated to the project. Paired with the additional...

Off The Shelf: It’s easy to find reasons to be grateful

Off The Shelf: It’s easy to find reasons to be grateful

Matt Coan, Librarian

November 7, 2017


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As usual, it seems the price of a wedge of pie in November comes down to some mention of gratitude. So long as it isn’t mincemeat pie, I’ll take that bargain every time. Actually, now that I’m not 12, I would probably like mincemeat now that I understand there is no actual meat in it. As a librarian...

Clarion staff earns national recognition

Clarion Staff Report

November 7, 2017


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The Clarion received eight national awards at the Associated Collegiate Press National College Media Convention held Oct. 25-29 in Dallas. The collection included four individual Pacemaker Awards, three best-of-show awards and recognition of a staff member as a finalist for two-year college reporter...

Thanksgiving Basket Drive has become a holiday tradition

Tiffany Jones, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017


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Located on Madison’s East side, The Goodman Community Center is a long-standing nonprofit organization that has been serving people of all ages for over 50 years. The Goodman Community Center, 149 Waubesa St., offers many programs and services a few of which include Girls Inc., early childhood education,...

College gets $3 million grant to improve advising

Jessica Deegan, News Editor

November 7, 2017


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Madison College was awarded a $3 million research grant to improve advising services to students and increase college degree completion or transfer. Over the next year, staff will work to identify process improvements and create a new and enhanced system to better provide student services. The Title...

Fundraiser supports dental service trip to Belize

Jessica Deegan, News Editor

November 7, 2017


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Simple things, like functioning bathrooms, garbage pick up and running water are just a few things that some people from Belize do not have, and things that we take for granted, explained Colleen Volenberg, a former Madison College student who participated in the 2015 Belize mission trip. For the...

Instructor Profile: Timothy Twohill- Class treats aren’t the only tricks instructor employs

Spice Phongthiengthan, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017


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Trail mix and Twizzlers are the snacks that Timothy Twohill brings to his literature class every Tuesday night. At 5:30 p.m., students are usually tired from classes or work that they had throughout the day. Twohill knows his class is at the time that his students should be at home having supper so...

More than a companion: Service dogs like Juliet improve the lives of people who need extra assistance

More than a companion: Service dogs like Juliet improve the lives of people who need extra assistance

Adrienne Oliva, Editor in Chief

November 7, 2017


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It is a special moment to receive a hug from Juliet, a service dog in training who is frequently found in the Madison College Student Life Center. Hugging is just one of the things Juliet is learning how to do as part of her training. She is learning multiple different skills that will benefit her...

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