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Staff editorial: Don’t misrepresent yourself through social media

Clarion Editorial Board

March 5, 2013

In the digital age, nearly everything is public. Politicians and celebrities are constantly being caught with scandalous photographs, emails, text messages or voicemails. There are very few people or public figures that do not have some sort of digital or online presence, and these are the rare exceptions....

International and American students can struggle to find common ground

International and American students can struggle to find common ground

Ilham, Staff writer

February 20, 2013

You might not think of school as a lonely place; not with so many people milling around and so many interesting things to do. In a recent study, Elisabeth Gareis, an associate professor of communication studies at Baruch College, New York, found that many international students have few close American...

Black History Month: We can do more for equality

Colin Bowden, Staff writer

February 20, 2013

There are those for whom the next three words will haunt their every waking moment until Feb. 28: Black History Month. Carter G. Woodson developed the original “Negro History Week” with the hope that black history would be recognized as essential to American history. That day has not come. What has...

GOP, Democrats still need to come to terms post-election

John Hauck, Opinion editor

February 20, 2013

The GOP is in a big mess of trouble. President Obama delivered the 2013 State of the Union address on Feb. 12, and his incredibly ambitious tone seemed less like that of a president in his second term than of a candidate pursuing reelection. It was an interesting juxtaposition, because even though...

International students add different perspectives to U.S. gun control debate

Sylvia Lim, Staff Writer

February 6, 2013

The connecticut shooting was an awful tragedy, not only for U.S. citizens but also for the world. Our heart is broken to hear how Adam Lanza dared to kill 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School and most of them were children. This horrible massacre fuels a major debate over gun regulation across America....

Complex national issue of gun control has more facets than most realize

K. Johnson-Bair, Staff Writer

February 6, 2013

The president has said that he strongly believes in the right to bear arms and that most gun owners are well within the law and use their guns responsibly. However, the new legislation is a practical approach to curbing mass shootings like those in Newtown, Conn.; Aurora, Col.; the Sikh Temple in...

Letter to the Editor: Wisconsin Transit Week approaching

Amy Hildebrand, December graduate of Business

February 6, 2013

As a recent UW-Madison grad, I’ve become a little nostalgic as I remember better days before I entered post-graduation life. During my walks down memory lane, I realized I took a lot of things for granted as a UW student. I think about things that any Madison grad knows about, such as waffle days at...

Mainstream media forgets basic journalistic principles in Manti Te’o girlfriend story

Ryan Spoehr, Copy Editor

January 22, 2013

One might think the return of the NHL after their lockout and the NFL Playoffs would dominate sports headlines right now. However, that’s not exactly the case. Those stories have taken a back seat in sports news to the scandal involving Manti Te’o, a football standout at Notre Dame. After having...

The invisible problem: long-term unemployment

Sarah Weatherbee, Multimedia Editor

January 22, 2013

We avoided the catastrophic effects of the fiscal cliff in December. We did not hit the ground with a thud. In yet another instance of D.C. deadlock, congress worked out a deal just in time. Their next bicker fest will be the back and forth over the debt ceiling, which will likely come to a head in...

Our View: Reactions to Sandy Hook Elementary massacre are misplacing blame

Our View: Reactions to Sandy Hook Elementary massacre are misplacing blame

Clarion Editorial Board

January 22, 2013

There seems to be a growing concern that video games, specifically, “Mass Effect 3” and other first person shooters, have something to do with the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Conn. In the broader picture, the NRA has even come out to say that video games and violent media...

Madison homeless deserve better

Madison homeless deserve better

Evan Kingstad, Staff Writer

December 4, 2012

Three weeks ago, Madison’s disgruntled homeless population propped up a tent village on East Washington Avenue, informally co-opting the Occupy movement. Police captains, and bureaucrats paraded in by day, and swarms of drunks stumbled in at night. They were under siege, the city has since evacuated...

Black Friday taking away from family

Ilham, Staff Writer

December 3, 2012

I am glad I experienced this American celebration of gratitude for life’s blessings, with my mentor family. At Thanksgiving, people get together with their families, eat turkey and watch football on television. On the basis of this admittedly limited experience I have drawn my personal conclusion that...

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