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Does a passion for fashion create waste?

Does a passion for fashion create waste?

Mel Acosta, Opinion Editor

February 5, 2019


Filed under Opinion

When our own federal government is ignoring the deterioration of our environment, it’s important we take matters into our own hands. You can recycle, buy less plastic, and overall try to become more conscious on the purchases you make, but there are some items you may not even realize have such a l...

Overcoming the educational impact of stereotype threat

Amara Gobermann, Managing Editor

February 5, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Over hundreds of years, damaging stereotypes have been placed on black people. Stereotypes are affecting African Americans psychologically, and having an impact on their academic success. In her article, “The Academic Experience of African American Undergraduates,” Robin Johnson-Ahorlu stated tha...

Meet the managing editor of The Clarion

Meet the managing editor of The Clarion

Amara Gobermann, Managing Editor

February 5, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Writing has always come with ease to me, but I never knew I could use it to my advantage or for the good of my community. It all started in my English 1 class my first semester here at Madison College. I dreaded going to school because I didn’t know anyone in my class and was scared it would be too ...

Unread books are more than just clutter

Unread books are more than just clutter

Mel Acosta, Opinion Editor

February 5, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

With its release on Netflix, “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” has taken the world (and internet) by storm. While its “spark joy” philosophy works for many different aspects of a tidy lifestyle, it misses a mark when it comes to book collecting. Kondo stands strong with her idea of books kept nee...

Happiness is within your reach

Happiness is within your reach

Amara Gobermann, Managing Editor

January 25, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Every year, people make generic New Year’s resolutions. “I’m going to the gym five days a week,” or “I am cutting off all the toxic people in my life,” or even “I am going vegan this year!” They may be good resolutions, but not the most realistic ones.  I don’t usually make resolutions because I...

No national emergency

No national emergency

Mel Acosta, Opinion Editor

January 24, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

At the start of the new year, the United States had 31 real ongoing national emergencies and is now nearly one month into a partial shutdown in the federal government over a multi-billion dollar, xenophobically driven, wall on the U.S-Mexico border. Trump may attempt to pull in funds for his wall...

Journaling can help you achieve your goals

Mel Acosta, Opinion Editor

January 24, 2019


Filed under Opinion

January, with its mark to a near year, holds a lot of potential into self-discovery. For many, setting new goals and things to strive for during the rest of the year is exciting. Sometimes, these ambitious goals get lost in time throughout the year. It may be that we all just need something to assist...

Holiday commercials can warm the heart

Holiday commercials can warm the heart

Mel Acosta, Opinion Editor

December 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion

It’s strange the love/hate relationship that occurs between us and commercials. Generally, we hate them. But as the seasons change, so do our feelings – and the way companies produce them. They become more like mini stories, that happen to have subtle promotion, than anything else. Everything goes back to bringing in that warm and familiar feeling of the holiday spirit.

Meet The Clarion’s sports editor Joe Craker

Meet The Clarion’s sports editor Joe Craker

Joe Craker, Sports Editor

December 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion

I opened my email last summer for the first time about a month before classes started. At the top of my inbox sat a call for writers at the student newspaper. I can’t say no to things and, finding it hard to pass up an opportunity, I quickly replied. Unbeknownst to me, I got an even quicker response. I ...

A year of extreme contrasts

A year of extreme contrasts

Mel Acosta, Opinion Editor

December 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

As we make it to the last month of 2018, all the defining moments begin to stand out. If we can all come to one conclusion, it’s this: 2018 dragged us through such unbelievable situations that jokes about “living in a simulation” feel a little too real. The year began fresh with the absurd and...

OUR VIEW: A big thank you is much deserved

Mel Acosta, Opinion Editor

December 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The burden of textbook costs will finally be alleviated, but not all on its own. A number of people have been, and will be, hard at work to ensure that the textbook rental plan is fully implemented for the fall 2019 semester. The process behind this achievement has been years in the making. Student Se...

Meet The Clarion’s new opinion editor

Meet The Clarion’s new opinion editor

Mel Acosta, Opinion Editor

November 21, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Writing has always been an important part of my life and, ultimately, what I’d like to be doing for the rest of it. It’s what led me to take Journalism classes last year and become a practicum student at The Clarion.

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