The Clarion

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 ...

Animal adoptions; more than cats, dogs and rabbits

Ashley Salmon, Clarion News Editor

November 8, 2011


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*Editor's note: Earlier this month, The Clarion ran a story featuring the Veterinary Tech program on campus. It was erroneously stated that there are 70 species on campus when it should have stated 70 animals. It also stated that all the animals are available for adoption when only small animals suc...

The veteran beside you

Fran Wiedenhoeft, Clarion Staff Writer

November 8, 2011


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Of 16,610 Madison Area Technical College students, 777 are veterans. Look around in your classes. Of 20-25 students, one of your classmates is probably a veteran. Tina Stockton, Madison College’s only Veteran Service Coordinator, is frequently the first point of contact for veteran students. Stockton...

Shorts bring awareness of meningitis to campus

Jason Cuevas, Clarion Staff Writer

November 8, 2011


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University of Wisconsin student Eddy Bailey was a strong 6’4” and 240 pounds 20-year-old young man. On Nov. 11, 2002 he complained about having a fever, took some NyQuil, and went to bed. At 8:02 a.m. the next morning he had died from meningococcemia type C, a deadly form of meningitis. Gail Bailey, Business Management instructor at the Watertow...

NO TECH DAY, 60 students sign up for the challenge

NO TECH DAY, 60 students sign up for the challenge

Kait Vosswinkel, Clarion Copy Editor

November 8, 2011


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We’ve all seen the phenomenal changes rocking our world in the past few decades. Things that only existed on Star Trek are now mundane details of everyday life. Teleportation isn’t possible yet, but digital cable and satellite radio are common. Cell phones act like computers and computers act...

The Clarion receives 5 awards at National Conference

The Clarion receives 5 awards at National Conference

Clarion Staff Report

October 30, 2011


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The Clarion, Madison Area Technical College’s student newspaper, received five national awards from the Associated Collegiate Press during the National College Media Convention held in Orlando, Fla., on Oct. 26-30. The newspaper was recognized as a “Pacemaker Award Finalist.” Newspaper Pacemaker...

Mentors provide support

Mentors provide support

Ryan Spoehr, Clarion Editor in Chief

October 26, 2011


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Providing a helping hand in the community is something that the Volunteer Center strives to accomplish. With its new Community Mentor Program, the group has the opportunity to do just that. “My own goal was if I could reach one kid, if I could help somebody, even just one person, I’d feel like...

Divorce prompts instructor to write book

Ashley Salmon, Clarion News Editor

October 26, 2011


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After Clair Wiederholt’s divorce, he was unable to see his kids for many years. His ex-wife had been granted full custody of their children and was opposed to his presence in their lives. However, he never gave up trying to be a part of their lives, he said. “My kids were experiencing what I would...

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