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No strings attached

No strings attached

Briant Lawler, News Editor

October 10, 2018


Filed under Opinion

I’ve been noticing engagement announcements more often on my social media feed the last few months. Perhaps I’m noticing these announcements, though, because my partner and I have been talking about marriage.

Students can participate in the college’s Shared Governance

Ann Camillo, Shared Governance System Coordinator

October 10, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Students – did you know Madison College follows a practice of Shared Governance that promotes participation, partnership and a renewed commitment to excellence among employees and student success at every level? Shared governance is founded on the cornerstone principles of cooperation, fairness...

Support for first-generation college students

Jacki Brickner, Opinion Editor

October 10, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Are any of you feeling the stress and expectations that come from being the among the first in your family to go to college? If so, I am like you. I am a first-generation college student, the second in my family to go to college. This in and of itself makes me a rarity among my family members, many o...

Why I dislike Facebook

Why I dislike Facebook

Jennifer Reinfried, Business Director

October 10, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Earlier this year, I was chatting with a coworker slightly younger than I was. Seeing as we enjoyed many of the same hobbies and had known each other for a while, I pulled out my phone and opened my Facebook app. Already tapping the search bar, I asked if he was on the social media platform. Much to my su...

MAILBAG

Andrea Straus, Letter to the Editor

October 10, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Dear Editors, Your article on the free flu shot article will cause people to avoid getting vaccinated. The problem is your photo - detailed, somewhat larger than life photo of a syringe with the needle prominently featured. Fear, or at least discomfort, with needles is a major reason people avoid flu s...

Not another NHL lockout, please

Not another NHL lockout, please

Andrew Kicmol, Editor in Chief

September 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion

I love the sport of hockey. Once again, the NHL is facing a potential labor dispute that could result in another lockout. The current Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) will run out in September 2019.

Share your opinions with The Clarion

Jacki Brickner, Opinion Editor

September 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion

My name is Jacki Brickner, and I am the opinion editor for The Clarion. I want to start by saying that opinions are important to me personally because I believe everyone needs to have a voice. Your opinion is uniquely part of who you are as an individual. We need to have an outlet to speak our minds an...

It’s time to lower the lake

It’s time to lower the lake

Sean Bull, Staff Writer

September 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Unless you just woke up from a coma, you’ve heard it far too often over the past few weeks: Madison has had some flood problems. Homes, parks, and businesses alike have suffered the ravages of late August to early September rainstorms. For weeks, water over-flowed with seemingly nowhere to go. Only n...

SENATE LETTER

SENATE LETTER

Steven Ansorge, Student Senate President

September 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Students of Madison College, My name is Steven Ansorge. I am your Student Senate President and I am your lead representation to our college’s faculty, administration, and staff. My studies are focused on renewable energy and transferring to UW-Madison for public administration. I want to contribute i...

Starting out at a 2-year college

Starting out at a 2-year college

Megan Binkley, Staff Writer

September 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Two years ago, I transferred to Madison College from a four-year college. As far as I know, this isn’t a common choice. The reactions of my peers at my old institution ranged from polite, slightly confused ‘congratulations’ to outright skepticism and aversion. “Wait – you’re going to a community college?” My best friend said. “So... are you dropping out of real college?”

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