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Service workers feel lack of respect at closing time

William Moore, Contributor

August 28, 2019

Let’s set the mood.  Imagine it’s Friday afternoon.  The clock has just struck five!  You’ve put away that last file, made that last call, and tidied your desk. You are completely ready to leave, except your last client is hanging around the office. You cannot go until they do.&nb...

Editor looks forward to new role

Tessa Morhardt, Editor-in-chief

August 28, 2019

Editor-in-chief is a very large title to fill. When I was younger, I would never have imagined myself taking on such a big role. I am from the small town of Milledgeville, Illinois. A year ago, I moved to Madison, and I can say it was the best decision of my life. Now I am in the photography progra...

Racism and violence must be addressed

Racism and violence must be addressed

Veronica Werzinske, Staff Writer

August 28, 2019

Politicians are rarely silent. They champion personal causes, argue in support of funding for special projects, and verbally battle with each other all the time. But when it comes to the topics of gun violence, racism and hate, Republican members of the U.S. Congress have gone silent. With the rec...

Making food more affordable to students

Making food more affordable to students

Casey Anderson, Opinion Editor

August 28, 2019

Food can be taken for granted – especially at school cafeterias. Walking through the gates of the Truax campus cafeteria, a plethora of options awaits students. Chefs await behind glass displaying options of assorted hot meals, hurriedly and precisely piecing together meals for hungry students. Fri...

Adieu to you, DTEC

Adieu to you, DTEC

Damara Gillett, Staff Writer

May 7, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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