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New clubs focus on sustainability, physics and ceramics

Brittany Durst, Clarion Office Manager

October 12, 2011

Three new clubs were added to the list of extracurriculars this year at Madison Area Technical College - the Sustainability, Physics and Clay Club. These clubs accommodate students who are looking for a fun and educational group to attend after school. The Sustainability Club strives to increase awareness...

AN EYE TO THE FUTURE

AN EYE TO THE FUTURE

Ashley Salmon, Clarion News Editor

September 28, 2011

The year of history for the college officially started with a groundbreaking ceremony that also acted as 100th anniversary celebration on Sept. 21. “It’s a celebration of the past 100 years and the beginning of our next 100 years,” said Keith Cornille, Vice President of Student Development. The...

Instructor finds hope, inspiration in Afghanistan

Instructor finds hope, inspiration in Afghanistan

Kait Vosswinkel, Clarion Copy Editor

September 28, 2011

Afghanistan is a caricature in many American minds. Images of war and terror are flung across TV screens across the nation, and horror stories spread like wildfire. However, Amy Minett has a very different relationship with Afghanistan. Minett, an English instructor at Madison Area Technical College,...

New law doesn’t allow technical college IDs for voting

New law doesn’t allow technical college IDs for voting

Nicole Kuczynski, Clarion Staff Writer

September 28, 2011

Some students may be disappointed come the next primary when they try to use their student IDs to vote and are denied. On Sept. 12, the Government Accountability Board gathered for a public meeting to discuss a new rule interpretation of the previously passed Voter ID law. In the interpretation, many...

Student Ambassadors help with snack drive for child care center

Student Ambassadors help with snack drive for child care center

Heidi Adams, Clarion Managing Editor

September 28, 2011

The Student Ambassadors started a snack drive to help reduce the impact of the budget cuts on the child care center. They have a schedule of what to donate, but all donations will be accepted any time. Jodi Hewitt, one of the ambassadors, has taken the lead on this project. She created sandwich boards...

National Denim Day supports breast cancer awareness

National Denim Day supports breast cancer awareness

Ashley Salmon, Clarion News Editor

September 28, 2011

Every year since 1996, Lee National Denim Day has raised millions of dollars to support breast cancer research. Madison Area Technical College prides itself for being one of the top 100 fundraisers in the nation. National Denim Day is an annual event that takes place throughout the nation on Oct....

STUDENT SENATE ELECTIONS September 28th- October 4th

News Writing and Reporting Students led by Natasha Kassulke

September 28, 2011

The News Writing and Reporting class led by Natasha Kassulke prepared profiles of the Student Senate candidates and current officers based on the questions below. 1. What do you think the role of the student senate is at Madison College? 2. What are your top two issues as it relates to the role...

Unity walk

Unity walk

Ryan Spoehr, Clarion Editor in Chief

September 14, 2011

Ten years to the day after one of the most tragic and horrific moments of this country's history took place, the Volunteer Center organized a "Unity Walk" to help raise money for the Twin Towers Orphan Fund. Jason Wiedenhoeft, advisor of the Volunteer Center, and Hannah Storck, executive director,...

Cuts impact child care nutrition program

Cuts impact child care nutrition program

Kait Vosswinkel, Clarion Copy Editor

September 14, 2011

Politics in Wisconsin have made international news over the past few months. The financial battle over budget cuts has had far-reaching consequences affecting each of our citizens. Unfortunately, deep budget cuts to the education system have affected public workers in more ways than one. The Child...

Public Safety adds bike patrol with donation from Trek

Public Safety adds bike patrol with donation from Trek

Jacob Ennis, Clarion Copy Editor

September 14, 2011

Increased response time and no fuel costs are two major highlights of the new bike patrol program implemented at Madison College this year. Started during the summer semester, two Trek bikes operated by four officers now patrol the three largest Madison campuses. “It was a project that I had instituted...

Committed to success

Committed to success

Ryan Spoehr, Clarion Editor in Chief

September 14, 2011

Phi Theta Kappa recently held a Commit to Completion Signing Day at Truax. Their keynote speaker was Joe Parisi, Dane County executive. He spoke to a crowd on September 6 to emphasize the importance for students to complete their education. “It’s great to come back here to Madison College. It...

Commuter Fair shows transportation options

Ashley Salmon, Clarion News Editor

September 14, 2011

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...

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