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Commuter Fair shows transportation options

Ashley Salmon, Clarion News Editor

September 14, 2011


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Many students live too far to bike or walk to school since on-campus housing is not available. There are several opportunities for alternative transportation to get to school. The college even has methods of its own, which were highlighted at a recent Commuter Fair, held by Student Senate. At this...

Parents should save now for child’s future

Jacob Ennis, Clarion Copy Editor

September 13, 2011


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New students and returning students alike are in school with a better job in mind. Paying for college to a four-year university or even a two-year technical college may be difficult. Some students make enough money to pay for school as they go. Some take out student loans. Regardless of your situation,...

Parking during a period of construction

Parking during a period of construction

Ashley Salmon, Clarion Staff Writer

August 29, 2011


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The beginning of a school year is always hectic. But with construction preparations underway in the Truax campus parking lots, Public Safety chief Jim Bottoni expects things to be a little busier than usual. “The only concern I have is that I ask students to be patient,” he said. “This is really...

Student experienced record-setting Joplin tornado

Student experienced record-setting Joplin tornado

Ryan Spoehr, Clarion Editor in Chief

August 29, 2011


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On May 22, one of the deadliest tornados in U.S. history struck a community in southwestern Missouri, killing 160 people. That community was Joplin, Mo. New Student Senate President, Jennifer Johnson, was in Joplin at the time of the tornado while visiting relatives in Missouri and Iowa. Johnson...

Madison College instructor in Norway during terror attacks

Madison College instructor in Norway during terror attacks

Ryan Spoehr, Clarion Editor in Chief

August 29, 2011


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Comparing the magnitudes of the crimes committed on Sept. 11, 2001 and the tragedy in Norway on July 22 earlier this year is just about impossible. However, the feelings and the reactions are quite comparable. The anguish, shock and sudden fear are all components that were present in each act of terrorism. For...

Honoring with service

Honoring with service

Ashley Salmon, Clarion Staff Writer

August 29, 2011


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Many students attending Madison College are too young to remember much about the Sept. 11 attacks. Hannah Storck, the student director of the Madison College Volunteer Center, recalls what she felt that day. “I was 11 and I remember the day. I was in sixth grade, I think, and one of my friend’s...

More funding needed to continue college’s student bus pass program

More funding needed to continue college’s student bus pass program

Alan Irish, Clarion Staff Writer

August 29, 2011


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Facing high gas prices and a troubled economy, more and more students have turned to using their student bus pass as an affordable way to get around Madison, but that bus pass might not exist for much longer. With bus ridership reaching unprecedented levels the bus program has become unsustainable...

Healthcare service now available at Truax

Ryan Spoehr, Clarion Editor in Chief

August 29, 2011


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After months of delay, the Truax campus is offering free healthcare on campus. There is now a health clinic that has been built adjacent to the vet tech area near the corner of Anderson and Stoughton road. “We’re really excited,” said Scot Vesterdahl, Health, Fitness and Recreation advisor....

Honor society promotes completion pledge signing

Carl Peterson, Clarion Staff Writer

August 29, 2011


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Statistics show the surest way for anyone to land a job in their chosen field is to finish college and earn a degree or certificate. That's exactly what students at Madison Area Technical College are promising to do by signing a pledge to complete their degrees and certifications before leaving commu...

Public Safety

Sergeant Joe Steffen, Crime Prevention Team Leader

August 29, 2011


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Madison College Public Safety Department responds to many calls for service.  However we would like to keep the college community informed. Here are some of the notable incidents this month. On May 22, Madison College Public Safety officers removed a disorderly participant of the Gus Macker Basketball...

Libraries work to help students succeed

Julie Gores, Library Director

August 29, 2011


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As the College heads towards its centennial year it gives us a chance to reflect on the past, appreciate the present and look to the future. Looking through old College pictures, documents and newsletters for an archive project recently, gave me some insight into just how much librarians and libraries...

Off the Shelf: Promises you can keep in the New York

Virginia Bryan, Library staff

July 12, 2011


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The start of a new year is traditionally a time for resolutions. Each year we promise ourselves that this is the year we’ll exercise more, drink less, eat the recommended five servings of fruits and vegetables a day, quit smoking, take up yoga, maybe even spend less time on Facebook. There is plenty...

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