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Our view: Offensive Twitter account about the college is pointless

Clarion Editorial Board

May 8, 2013

Are we being watched? Some don’t think we are, but there’s a new form of cameras on campuses all over the nation these days: the camera on your phone. Since everyone has them these days, that shouldn’t come as a shocker. Some time ago, a twitter account was introduced for Madison College students...

Opinion: Collins is to Robinson as I am to Pulitzer

Opinion: Collins is to Robinson as I am to Pulitzer

Michael Klein, News Editor

May 7, 2013

After taking the time to absorb the recently popularized analogy, Jason Collins’ decision to come out as a gay athlete strongly correlates to Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier, the more it concerns me. While both men’s bravery is commendable and socially significant, use of it as more than...

Opinion: Love is simple when you stop trying so hard

Shia Aaron Lloyd Fisher, Copy Editor

April 24, 2013

Our environment is not the same as what the media, our parents, or the Internet want you to believe. To attract the fairer sex, in the real world, you have to try so hard not to try, that it, unfortunately, almost looks like you were trying. How do you do this? My non-expert resources, pedagogues in...

Opinion: Madison has many bright sides, but minority citizens are often excluded

Dwayne Bland II, Staff Writer

April 24, 2013

 Many media outlets have ranked Madison as a top community “in which to live, work, play, and raise a family.” The city’s convention and visitor’s bureau mentions many of these lists on its web site. But the city isn’t such a great place for its black residents. In fact, in many ways, ...

Opinion: Volunteering – helping others will help you

Ilham, Staff Writer

April 24, 2013

"Not acquiring experience while you’re a student puts you behind other candidates who did get experience,” says Dr. Katharine Brooks, director of Liberal Arts Career Services at the University of Texas at Austin and author of “You Majored in What?: Mapping Your Path from Chaos to Career.” I...

Clarion staff editorial: The Clarion is not Madison College’s personal newsletter

Clarion Editorial Board

April 10, 2013

Some of the instructors and students at Madison College have expressed concern about the advertisements inside The Clarion. Concerns that we run advertisements for four-year institutions with areas of study that compete with the classes offered here. It seems to have raised questions over the ethics...

Opinion: Newspaper websites can succeed with paywalls

Ryan Spoehr, Copy Editor

April 10, 2013

In February, Madison.com instituted a paywall on its site, including the Wisconsin State Journal and The Capital Times. But is this an effective and essential measure? Yes, it is. Shoveling content onto a web site for free while putting the same information in a broadsheet is not sustainable. News...

An international student’s view on class participation in American classrooms

An international student’s view on class participation in American classrooms

Ilham, Staff Writer

April 9, 2013

It cannot be denied that the student participation expected in western classrooms is important, since it helps students gain more knowledge through discussion and improve their learning process. However, class participation can be a major problem for many students, especially Asian students. In one of...

Gives students a multicultural space

Colin Bowden, Staff Writer

March 20, 2013

A new multicultural center could provide a space for all of us Madison College is home to many things. We were first as a two-year college to bring stem cell study to the classroom. We are one of the few to have an electron microscopy program. We offer all sorts of clubs and organizations from the Anime...

Braving the Wisconsin winter: An international student’s take

Ilham, Staff Writer

March 20, 2013

Winter was another reason why I was super excited about being placed in Madison to study. I would finally experience snow in America. As an international student from Indonesia, a tropical country with a climate that is fairly constant year round, I anticipated that snowfall would be the best part of...

Loose state laws on drinking and driving are a threat to everyone

Loose state laws on drinking and driving are a threat to everyone

Angie Danielski, Staff Writer

March 19, 2013

There is a strong drinking culture in Madison, and in a place where it can be difficult to walk a block without finding a bar, it’s no surprise that there have been several fatalities on Madison area roadways due to drunk driving. In 2009, 238 people died on Wisconsin roadways with almost another 4,000...

Wisconsin is much better off preserving its natural state than mining for taconite

Wisconsin is much better off preserving its natural state than mining for taconite

Robby White, Staff writer

March 6, 2013

As you drive up Highway 13 – just south of Mellen, Wis. in Ashland County – and look close enough you will notice a black outcropping on the side of the old highway. This black mass is called taconite, and is the reason behind one of the most defined political topics in the state. There is taconite...

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