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Growing a Garden Can Benefit Your Health

Growing a Garden Can Benefit Your Health

Hailey Griffin, Opinions Editor

May 7, 2020

It looks as though spring is finally here to stay. If you have a space in your backyard, now would be the perfect time to start your very own garden. There are a few steps that you must take to make your garden come to life. First, you’ve got to decide where you want to put your garden. Depending...

My advice is to cherish every moment

Tessa Morhardt, Editor in Chief

May 7, 2020

As I will be graduating in May, I look back to think of all the fun and amazing times Madison College has given me. If you are returning next year or will be beginning next semester, I have some advice. Cherish every single moment that is given to you because graduation comes faster than you wil...

Looking forward to a brighter tomorrow

Casey Anderson, Opinions Editor

May 7, 2020

Things may seem a little bleak right now. We are in unknown territory, and it is scary. Life feels routine while we are all stuck inside, trying to keep up with school and the news. But, fortunately, some things will go on despite this pandemic. Here are some things all of us can look forward to. Soon...

A heartfelt goodbye from the editor

Tessa Morhardt, Editor in Chief

May 7, 2020

As my time here has come to an end as the Editor in Chief of The Clarion, I would like to thank my advisor Doug Kirchberg for being a great role model and for being such a caring and humble human being. He has given me some amazing advice and has taught me so much. I would also like to thank my staff...

Caring for your mental health during quarantine

Social isolation creates added stress for many people, despite our ability to connect virtually.

Hailey Griffin, Opinions Editor

May 7, 2020

For some, quarantining prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic has provided an opportunity for people to spend more time with their families at home. For others, quarantining prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted their work life, their home life, their social life, and their school life. Those...

Shut down is giving the Earth room to breathe

Shut down is giving the Earth room to breathe

Krista Olson-Lehman, Staff Writer

April 22, 2020

Of all the ways that COVID-19 has changed our world, one of the most startling, and most hopeful, is the way pollution has gone down across the globe. We first heard about this via NASA, after they reported a significant drop of nitrogen dioxide over China after the lockdown following the COVID-19...

Seasonal affective disorder eases as summer approaches

Michelle Ledesma Ceron, Staff Writer

April 22, 2020

Ever since I was little, I have loved summer and the sun. How despite the 92 million miles in between, the sun looks for you. Through the cumulus clouds and the glossy green leaves of the tall trees there to cast their mosaic-pattern shadows. How the warmth that floats in the air makes the tanginess...

Staying focused during this pandemic

Casey Anderson, Opinions Editor

April 22, 2020

Amongst all this turmoil, it can be incredibly difficult to stay focused on academics. Some are worrying about where their next source of income will be coming from, if a family member will get sick, or what other changes in our lives this pandemic will bring. But there is one stable, constant factor...

The Earth is taking back what we stole

Emily Merlin, Social Media Manager

April 22, 2020

Ever since the start of this national pandemic, I have noticed the number of cars during rush hour have amounted to nothing. I found this delightful because I didn’t have to worry about someone cutting me off on University Avenue. While the lack of people and cars not only benefits me but it benefits...

Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder

Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder

Mandy Scheuer, Office Manager

April 22, 2020

Autism stems from the Greek word autos, meaning “self.” Autism literally means “alone.” People who have Autism Spectrum Disorder, or ASD, have a hard time understanding nonverbal cues like gestures, facial expressions, body language and eye contact. I will guide you how a person diagnosed with...

Unique Activities to do During Quarantine

Anica Graney, Managing Editor

April 22, 2020

Almost a month into quarantine and I’m sure we’ve all exhausted every avenue of things to do to keep us occupied. I have taken the liberty upon myself to create a list of unique activities to do during quarantine, and I would like to stress the word unique as there are plenty of “what to do...

COVID-19 pandemic Illustrates the effect that humans have on the environment

A NASA satellite images show a decrease in pollution in China.

Hailey Griffin, Arts Editor

April 22, 2020

This year, Earth Day will be different from Earth Day in previous years. Shelter-in-place orders prompted by COVID-19 will prevent you from attending any outdoor Earth Day seminars or activities. Schools, parks, restaurants, malls and other businesses have closed, limiting our consumption, preventing...

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