The Clarion

Celebrate National Coming Out Day

Celebrate National Coming Out Day

Casey Anderson, Opinion Editor

October 16, 2019

National Coming Out Day was founded in 1988, and is still proudly celebrated today. This year, it took place on Oct. 11, filling the day with pride and love for all. National Coming Out Day celebrates any and all sexual orientations, including but not limited to, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or ...

No bull: This event needs to end

No bull: This event needs to end

Britni Petitt, Photo Editor

October 16, 2019

The second week of July, every year, over a million people fill the streets of Pamplona, Spain for the San Fermin festival and running of the bull. The festival hasn’t always been this large but was brought to international attention by Ernest Hemingway in the late 1920’s with his book, The Sun Also ...

Take a stand to stop sexual violence in our community

Tessa Morhardt, Editor-in-chief

October 16, 2019

Safety is one key to life. No matter where you are, what you are doing, or who you are with. Being active and aware of your surroundings will help you in any situation. It is easy to forget all of those things when you are having a good time though. College is a great time for meeting new people and...

Take a mental break every now and then

Kaleia Lawrence, Staff Writer

October 16, 2019

Mental health is important. I am sure we have all been told to “treat yoself” on a bad day, or maybe to take out our frustrations with an exhausting run or by writing a letter that you’ll never send. While these are nice ways to unwind, they are usually not permanent fixes. Self-care should be ...

Don’t be afraid to get your flu vaccination

Don’t be afraid to get your flu vaccination

Krista Olson-Lehman, Staff Writer

October 16, 2019

Each year the Center for Disease Control puts out warnings about influenza. In response, workplaces, pharmacies and even campuses like Madison College offer up free or reduced-price flu shots for people heading into flu season. Many people will scoff and say they don’t need a flu shot. Some think the...

Slow hurricane response still hurts Puerto Rico

Slow hurricane response still hurts Puerto Rico

Veronica L. Werzinske, Staff Writer

October 3, 2019

It's been almost two years since Hurricane Maria hit the island of Puerto Rico in September 2017. At that time, it was Hurricane Category 5, with winds of 175 mph which were devastating for all the population of the island. Puerto Rico has not yet recovered from this tragedy. It was a humanitarian ...

Volunteering while traveling can be beneficial

Tara Olivia Martens, Staff Writer

October 3, 2019

When you think of other countries, what comes to your mind? Some people think of exotic destinations, others imagine developed countries like Paris and Cape Town, yet to some the idea of going to another country is frightening, different or maybe something that you have never even thought you would hav...

Tips for safer and secure driving

Krista Olson-Lehman, Staff Writer

October 3, 2019

When you think of safe drivers, do you tell yourself “I’m a safe driver," or "I have nothing to worry about except everyone else on the road.” Are you really? Do you avoid left turns? What kind of following distance do you keep? How well do you maintain your car? According to CNN, plotting your course to...

Killing the planet?

Killing the planet?

Hailey Griffin, Staff Writer

October 3, 2019

Are we slowly killing the planet that sustains us? The answer, unfortunately, is yes. There are several ways we contribute to environmental degradation. Humans are responsible for the mass consumption and waste of plastic. Scientists that work with  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration suggest that around...

Climate change becomes hot topic

Climate change becomes hot topic

Kaleia Lawrence, Staff Writer

October 3, 2019

Climate change. Global warming. Just reading those words may have turned you away from finishing this article. What is one more whiny young adult shouting into the void going to say that you have already heard, right? Short and simple as those words might be, they can ignite a spark in many people. ...

Strategies for packed parking

Strategies for packed parking

Casey Anderson, Opinion Editor

September 18, 2019

Finding a parking spot in the Madison College parking lots is probably the worst part of the school day. Once you enter those lots, it’s you against the world. Blinkerless cars slowly prowl the lots in circles, students drag their feet as they walk back to their vehicles, and the road rage ensues. ...

Tips to help you succeed as a student

Cassandra Cullen, Staff Writer

September 18, 2019

Whether you’ve just finished high-school or are coming back after a certain amount of years being away, getting back into the mindset of a student can be tough. We’ve all been there. Here are some helpful tips on how to successful during your time at  Madison College: Get to school early to find parking, it wil...

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