The Clarion

Public Safety report

Joe Steffen, Crime Prevention Leader

March 6, 2012


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Madison College Public Safety Department responds to many calls for service.  Accordingly, we would like to keep the college community informed. Here are some of the notable incidents this month. On Feb. 7, Madison College Public Safety Officers responded to an intoxicated individual attempting...

Preparing for the Senate Primary

Preparing for the Senate Primary

Kait Vosswinkel, News editor

March 6, 2012


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Herb Kohl is retiring, leaving a U.S. Senate seat for Wisconsin open. Rep. Jeff Fitzgerald (R-Horicon), former two-term congressman Mark Neumann and former Gov. Tommy Thompson are the three contending Republican candidates. At the Wisconsin Newspaper Association convention on Feb. 23, all three candidates...

Fixing Big Rigs: Only female in diesel program is groundbreaker in profession

Fixing Big Rigs: Only female in diesel program is groundbreaker in profession

Faith Hughes, Staff Writer

February 22, 2012


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Working with trucks and heavy equipment is often considered a male-dominated field, but Samantha Meinholtz is doing her part to change that. Meinholz, a Madison College student, is currently the only female in the Diesel Program. She is also the first female mechanic in the Madison Peterbilt shop. Growing...

My Doctor is My Dealer

My Doctor is My Dealer

Brooke McGee, Opinions Editor

February 22, 2012


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For some, getting drugs is a far cry from the back alley exchange that we see depicted in the movies. Instead, it occurs in a well-lit room with smiling faces. Names are not withheld, and the whole transaction is happily documented. This is the situation many are in when their drug dealer is their own...

Novelists share their experiences at event

Ryan Spoehr, Editor

February 22, 2012


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A new lecture series has started at the Downtown campus to give students an entertaining supplement to their writing classes. The series entitled “A Writer’s Life,” included Dwight Allen and Michelle Wildgen in the first discussion of the series. Allen is the author of such works as “The Green...

Prom dress giveaway program helps girls in need

Faith Hughes, Clarion staff Writer

February 22, 2012


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Prom is not just a special event. It’s a rite of passage for many girls and their families. With the rising costs of living, many families are facing the roadblock of simply not having the money to afford these experiences for their children. “All Dressed Up” is a prom dress giveaway program...

Madison College and union respond to deficit

Kait Vosswinkel, News Editor

February 22, 2012


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The college is facing another substantial deficit of about $1.5 million in the 2012-2013 projected budget because, in part, of a property tax freeze and cuts in revenue sharing in the biennial state budget. Many cuts have already been made in almost every area of the school’s budget. These efforts...

Partnership allows for more robotics training

Kait Vosswinkel, News Editor

February 22, 2012


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The word robot often brings to mind theatrical images of blooping, bleeping, emoting companions like R2-D2 and H.A.L. Robots today have a very practical place in society. Madison College even uses them in new, cutting-edge programs designed to train students in several advanced areas like Programmable...

Envision the future library, win an iPad

Shelley Peschel, Library staff

February 22, 2012


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Once upon a time, a student went to the library to do some research. She looked in the card catalog for a book, but struggled because she didn’t know a title, author or subject term for her topic. Luckily, the cranky, bun-haired librarian wearing sensible shoes, a cardigan and glasses secured with...

Instructors can learn abroad now, too

Trevor Stephani, Clarion staff

February 22, 2012


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With more and more students choosing to study abroad each year, teaching methods are rapidly evolving. In order to become more culturally and globally educated in their field of instruction, some professors choose to participate in a faculty exchange program. This allows instructors to gain insight into...

Blocked Out: Legislation would do more than stop online piracy

Blocked Out: Legislation would do more than stop online piracy

Kait Vosswinkel, News Editor

February 8, 2012


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Civil liberties, especially the rights to free speech and press, have always been one of the integral threads in American history. In October of 2011, Representative Lamar S. Smith, of Texas, introduced a highly controversial bill called the Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA. Since that time, the proposed...

Don’t be afraid of science!

Heidi Adams, Managing Editor

February 8, 2012


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Fusion Science Theater has a brand new show opening Feb. 18 at the West Campus entitled Race to the Glow. During the show the audience and performers will work together to answer the question, “Why do glow sticks glow?" Holly Kerby, executive director of Fusion Science Theater found out through...

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