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Be proud of your choice in schools

Kaleia Lawrence, Contributor

September 18, 2019

If I had a dollar for every time I heard someone make fun of Madison College, I would have enough money to pay off everyone’s tuition. If I got a dime every time I heard someone say something along the lines of “I’ve always looked down on fill-in-the-blank community college, but now that I’m he...

Most still waiting for student debt forgiveness

Krista Olson-Lehman, Staff Writer

September 18, 2019

n 2007, President George W. Bush signed into law a student debt forgiveness program. This program was implemented under the next elected president, Barack Obama. The premise of the program: Anyone who is a public servant such as nurses, first responders and teachers, who have made 10 years of student lo...

Awareness, support can help battle depression, mental illness

Tessa Morhardt, Editor in Chief

September 18, 2019

Those who live with depression and similar mental illnesses know first-hand the daily routine. Every day you wake up, struggle to get out of bed to face another long day ahead. You finally get up and get ready. The doctor said everything would feel better if you eat your breakfast and take your me...

Goodman South Campus serves students and the community

Goodman South Campus serves students and the community

Krista Olson-Lehman, Staff Writer

September 18, 2019

Madison College’s South Goodman Campus expansion is more than just additional classrooms in a different location. Goodman South has been designed to give an opportunity to potential students and an opportunity to the community it serves as well. Goodman South boasts plenty of brand-new opportuniti...

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...

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