The Clarion

Adieu to you, DTEC

Adieu to you, DTEC

Damara Gillett, Staff Writer

May 7, 2019


Filed under Opinion

I have to admit, I was a bit saddened when I first heard that the Downtown Campus was being closed, and would be replaced with the new south campus. DTEC had such a wonderful central location in the downtown area. So many transit options for people traveling from all over the city, plus there were ...

5 priorities we like on the mayor’s agenda

5 priorities we like on the mayor’s agenda

Britni Petitt, Photographer

May 7, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Every mayor brings a new agenda when they take office. Here are five things Madison’s new Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway has pledged to tackle that I believe are important. 1. Storm Water Management Make sure our infrastructure and operations are prepared for our changing climate by installing rain g...

Why do I thank our veterans?

Brad Burt, Staff Writer

May 7, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Every morning at 0630, a service member stands tall by rendering a salute to Reveille.  What this means is that this individual understands the importance of recognizing the level of intensity they are about to face as a member of an elite American homeland protecting force, who is called to dut...

Shut off the social media spigot this summer

Shut off the social media spigot this summer

Casey Anderson, Opinion Editor

May 7, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Social media is everywhere you go. Literally. Usually, it resides in the palm of your hand or the back pocket of those new blue jeans. You can usually find teens and adults (myself included) with their head down and their fingers scrolling. Social media is encapsulating and devouring. It’s addictive...

Editor thankful for year at helm of The Clarion

Editor thankful for year at helm of The Clarion

Andrew Kicmol, Editor in Chief

May 7, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

I can’t believe it’s already over. When I first applied for editor in chief of The Clarion I was anxious and a little scared about how not only I would fare, but the newspaper as a whole. I couldn’t imagine myself in a leadership role, let alone being in charge of an entire newspaper. Now that we’ve rea...

IS IT FUNNY TO BE OFFENSIVE?

IS IT FUNNY TO BE OFFENSIVE?

Cassandra Cullen, Staff Writer

April 23, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Google defines comedy as “professional entertainment consisting of jokes and satirical sketches, intended to make an audience laugh.” Comedy has always taken a serious subject and turned it into something people could laugh at. The job of a comedian is to make you forget about your struggles and...

Communities can find common ground

Amara Gobermann, Managing Editor

April 23, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Think about religion. Now think about the LGBTQ community. Now think about them together. I am sure that can be odd, considering the conflict between groups. So how can we start collaborating these groups, and making everyone feel heard? Typically, we don’t have open conversations between LGBTQ ...

Running in the right direction, with purpose

Running in the right direction, with purpose

Thomas Fitzgerald, Staff Writer

April 23, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Humans are made to run. We have developed over the course of our specie’s existence an anatomical structure that allows us to go, relatively slowly, for a long time. In the times of primarily hunter and gatherer societies, this allowed us to wear down prey, chasing them until they were tired and eas...

A veteran’s wish list for Madison’s new mayor

A veteran’s wish list for Madison’s new mayor

Brad Burt, Staff Writer

April 23, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Every time a new official is elected to public office, they implement their own policies and agenda. As one of the many Madison-area veterans, there are a few things I’d like to see newly-elected Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway add to the city’s to-do list. I would like to see the Mayor assist veterans with ...

Black love should shine in all cities

Amara Gobermann, Managing Editor

April 9, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Surroundings affect us more than we are aware of, and when you put race into play to it makes the impact even more influential. Being black in America comes with struggle. But when you look at being black in Madison as compared to a big place like Atlanta, your experiences are probably very different. M...

Cheating the admission system

Cheating the admission system

Katie Paape, News Editor

April 9, 2019


Filed under Opinion

The internet has been exploding over a scandal involving rich and famous parents who bought their children’s way into college. Most notable of the large pool of participants in the scandal is Lori Laughlin who paid $500,000 to guarantee her daughters’ acceptance into UCLA. Known for her role in t...

Twitter and the President

Twitter and the President

EZRA PETERS, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Twitter is rolling out some new changes concerning how they handle violations of their terms of service. Usually when someone posts something heinous enough to get the twitter cops on their tails, its lights out for their account. For a public persona, getting banned just might mark the end of thei...

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