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DNR Closes State Parks in Wisconsin—Perhaps It Was the Right Move

A sign outside Blue Mound State Park indicates that the park is closed indefinitely.

Hailey Griffin, Arts Editor

April 22, 2020

On Friday, April 10th, Governor Tony Evers directed the DNR to shut down state parks and recreational areas across Wisconsin. Here’s a list of the parks that are closed. Evers’ decision was prompted by a large increase in the amounts of people attending state parks and recreational areas, alo...

Tattoo and Piercing Restrictions in the Workforce

A barista with tattoos on her arms hands a coffee to a patron.

Hailey Griffin, Arts Editor

April 8, 2020

At some point in our lives, we learned that our appearances could influence how others see us. Many choose to believe that the way we present ourselves determines the type of person that we are. The old cliché, “never judge a book by its cover,” is a façade. Often, people develop preconceived notions...

Letter from the Editor

Tessa Morhardt, Editor in Chief

April 8, 2020

I know things have been very hard for all of us these past few weeks. Days have turned into weeks and it sometimes feels like things are never going to end. We all need to continue to keep our heads up high and continue with positive thoughts and energy. I know it has been hard to keep your mind in...

Surviving coronavirus

Maggie Bushaw, Contributor

April 8, 2020

The coronavirus is not easy for young adults or college students. This virus has caused school buildings to close and schools to move to online instruction. Students who go to Madison College have a lot of opinions about moving to online classes. I have talked with a lot of students, and some people...

The Quarantine: Self-isolation can be a gift

Selena Harris, Contributor

April 8, 2020

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness...it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.” ~ Charles Dickens (A Tale of Two Cities) It was September of 2018; Fresh out ...

A small sacrifice to keep others safe

Grace Pasch, Contributor

April 8, 2020

You are probably wondering how we got here. About two weeks ago, I was preparing for the clinic portion of my massage therapy program here at Madison College. I was so elated to be in the final strides to becoming a massage therapist, as this was the accumulation of all the hard work my classmates and...

Stay in and We’ll Win

A sign on Monona Terrace offers encouragement to drivers and pedestrians to stay healthy

Paige Zezulka, Staff Writer

April 8, 2020

On May 23, Gov. Evers enforced a “safer at home” order, as the number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 rises in Wisconsin. With those numbers increasing quickly, challenges on home fronts in the community follow. One of the most challenging issues citizens are facing with this enforcement is...

OUR VIEW: Sacrificing health and safety for the sake of our Economy is unbelievable

Clarion illustration by Anica Graney

Chris Bird, News Editor

April 8, 2020

There have been plenty of concerns and opinions being shared surrounding the Covid-19 situation in America and how we should all be proceeding in these difficult times. One debate that seems to come up again and again is the question of whether we should continue to enforce social distancing and the...

When Irish Eyes are Smiling, It Isn’t because They are Drunk

A happy St. Patrick’s Day decoration sits in a Madison-area yard.

Terri Severson, Contributor

March 25, 2020

I understand that the opinion piece “Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, or don’t” written in the Clarion by Anica Graney, focused on the three main attributes given to the Irish and St. Paddy’s Day celebrations. Wearing green, leprechauns, drinking and getting drunk. The references to its origin...

Is Madison Happy?

A picture of the Wisconsin state capitol at dusk

Maggie Bushaw, Staff Writer

March 25, 2020

According to WalletHub, a personal finance network, Madison is reported to be the third happiest city in America. This conclusion was made by a WalletHub study that ranked towns in America based on depression rate, income-growth rate, the community, and environment. If we were to take WalletHub’s advice,...

A bittersweet end of the semester due to virus

Casey Anderson, Opinion Editor

March 25, 2020

I doubt many of the graduating class was expecting last week to be their last time walking out of Madison College’s campuses as a student. For some, that may be relieving and celebratory. Hey, saving on gas money, right? Not too shabby of a deal. But for many others, including myself, it is heart ...

Now’s the time for spring cleaning

Emily Merlin, Staff Writer

March 25, 2020

Perhaps some of you, like myself, accumulate unnecessary items over the winter. Such as weird gag gifts from your friends Christmas exchange, or a stuffed animal your grandma gave you because you were infatuated with giraffes when you were younger. Little does grandma know your favorite animal is a shark...

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