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Shuttle between Truax and parking lots now available

Ryan Spoehr, Clarion Editor in Chief

December 1, 2011


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With both Mitby entrance and the gymnasium entrance now closed, the college has started to provide a shuttle service at Truax that transports students from the parking lots to the main building. Starting Nov. 9, the college started to provide the service. The service takes students to the entrance...

Dane County’s chapter of ‘Toys For Tots’ helps bring Christmas to all

Dane County’s chapter of ‘Toys For Tots’ helps bring Christmas to all

Faith Hughes, Clarion Staff Writer

November 23, 2011


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Many people cannot afford to celebrate the holidays or give gifts to their children on Christmas. However, our Dane County chapter of Toys for Tots helps make dreams come true for thousands of local families in need. Toys for Tots, a Marine Corps activity, was founded in Los Angeles in 1947. When...

Best selling author calls for change in treatment of prisoners, students

Alice Ogden-Nussbaum, Clarion Staff Writer

November 23, 2011


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Luis Rodriguez knows of hardships and of growing up in gangs in Los Angeles. He has been addicted to drugs and has served time in prison. He knows firsthand how difficult it can be for urban youth to escape the crime-ridden streets. Now a best-selling author, Rodriguez uses his experiences to argue...

Navigating the holiday rat race

Navigating the holiday rat race

Faith Hughes, Clarion Staff Writer

November 23, 2011


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Do you feel stretched too thin? Maybe like you don’t have enough time in the day to get things done? With the winter holidays coming up, many students have stress piling up, especially with the end of the semester and finals approaching. Parties and get-togethers with friends and family are also...

Volunteer Center helps provide students’ kids with presents through ‘Santa’s Wish List’ program

Heidi Adams, Clarion Managing Editor

November 23, 2011


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The name “Santa” conjures up thoughts of magic and fantasy.  For some, a visit from Santa isn’t financially possible. Thankfully, the Volunteer Center at Madison College has stepped in to try and bring back some of that holiday magic. Santa’s Wish List is a program that helps Madison College...

Cabin for sale

Ashley Salmon, Clarion News Editor

November 23, 2011


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Every year, Madison Area Technical College’s Construction and Remodeling students build a cabin as part of their curriculum. These cabins are usually about 750 sq. ft. and are sold for just the cost of materials. The students of the Construction and Remodeling program receive a grade for these cabins,...

Subcommittee reviews landlord’s Halloween policies

Kait Vosswinkel, Clarion Staff Writer

November 23, 2011


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In their monthly meeting on Nov. 10, Madison’s housing subcommittee of landlord and tenant issues brought Halloween to the table. The subcommittee invited Madison Property Management (MPM) to speak at the meeting in response to some unrest over new tenant policies enacted for Halloween. In the...

Construction project moves forward

Ryan Spoehr, Clarion Editor in Chief

November 23, 2011


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The construction project throughout the district moves on as the Master Plan continues to unfold. Construction on the “Gateway”  is set to start soon and shuttle services have now been added.        The construction of the addition to the front of Truax, which will be referred to as t...

Instructor recognized again for community service

Instructor recognized again for community service

Ashley Salmon, Clarion News Editor

November 14, 2011


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When the River Food Pantry first began, Andy Czerkas and his wife Jenny assumed that they would serve 100 families each week. In reality, approximately 600 families come in each week to take advantage of the 25,000 pounds of food given away. At the River Food Pantry, dinner is served by volunteers...

College Democrats Organize For Walker Recalls

College Democrats Organize For Walker Recalls

Morgan Engels, Clarion Staff Writer

November 11, 2011


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As the official start date for the Governor Walker recall efforts draws nearer, the Madison College Democrats held their first meeting of the year to discuss their course of action in the historic recalls. At the first College Democrats meeting on Nov. 9 to organize and discuss conduct and tactics...

Madison College west shuttle gets last chance

Ryan Spoehr, Clarion Editor in Chief

November 8, 2011


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After an unsuccessful first attempt at a West campus shuttle service, Student Senate and the Student Activities Board approved another attempt at providing the shuttle. The service will be provided starting Jan. 16, the first day of spring semester. The shuttle will start at the West campus and go ...

occupy

occupy

Morgan Engels, Clarion Staff Writer

November 8, 2011


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As the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations continue to inspire similar demonstrations throughout the world, the Madison Area Technical College Student Senate moves forward with plans to launch Occupy Madison College. The first steps in the movement were taken on Oct. 27 with 11 members of the Student Senate. Additional handfuls of other ...

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