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Senate representatives help fellow students

Mailbag, Letters to the Editor

March 5, 2019

As a student representative, I have had the unique experience of being able to communicate directly with a large variety of students and faculty at Madison College. One of the most common underlying attributes these people demonstrate is an insane amount of communal awareness and altruism. In other words, they...

Black history should be taught

Black history should be taught

Amara Gobermann, Managing Editor

March 5, 2019

Black history month is more than just recognizing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Malcom X, or Rosa Parks. It is about praising all black people in history who made a change that made our present society functional. You would think that public schools that have a large minority population would take some more...

Journalist and role model

Amara Gobermann, Managing Editor

February 19, 2019

A real-life example of an ally to all races, genders and sexuality, Jana Shortal spoke at the Best of the Midwest Journalism Conference on Feb. 16. Shortal was hands-down one of the most powerful keynote speakers this weekend, and at the end she got a standing ovation for her message. A television ...

Why prevent people from enlisting?

Lillian Glacklin, Staff Writer

February 19, 2019

Since being elected, President Trump has been pushing a ban of transgender persons from joining the U.S. military. After lower courts placed two injunctions that blocked the policy, the Supreme Court voted 5-4, allowing the Pentagon to refuse transgender persons trying to enlist and send the people wh...

Student starts initiative to address microagressions

Brad Burt, Contributor

February 19, 2019

President Trump recently declared transgendered citizens are not allowed to join the military. What this means is we as citizens have been limited to a restriction as to who can join on the premise of gender appropriation. Being a disabled veteran has the same stigma.  All too often there are places...

Paape enjoys role on Clarion

Paape enjoys role on Clarion

Katie Paape, News Editor

February 19, 2019

Hello readers of the Clarion. My name is Katie, and I am now the news editor of The Clarion. While I spent most of my life writing, until October, I had absolutely no experience doing any journalism or news-related writing of any kind. The past few months has been a fun experience exploring this new k...

Does a passion for fashion create waste?

Does a passion for fashion create waste?

Mel Acosta, Opinion Editor

February 5, 2019

When our own federal government is ignoring the deterioration of our environment, it’s important we take matters into our own hands. You can recycle, buy less plastic, and overall try to become more conscious on the purchases you make, but there are some items you may not even realize have such a l...

Overcoming the educational impact of stereotype threat

Amara Gobermann, Managing Editor

February 5, 2019

Over hundreds of years, damaging stereotypes have been placed on black people. Stereotypes are affecting African Americans psychologically, and having an impact on their academic success. In her article, “The Academic Experience of African American Undergraduates,” Robin Johnson-Ahorlu stated tha...

Meet the managing editor of The Clarion

Meet the managing editor of The Clarion

Amara Gobermann, Managing Editor

February 5, 2019

Writing has always come with ease to me, but I never knew I could use it to my advantage or for the good of my community. It all started in my English 1 class my first semester here at Madison College. I dreaded going to school because I didn’t know anyone in my class and was scared it would be too ...

Unread books are more than just clutter

Unread books are more than just clutter

Mel Acosta, Opinion Editor

February 5, 2019

With its release on Netflix, “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” has taken the world (and internet) by storm. While its “spark joy” philosophy works for many different aspects of a tidy lifestyle, it misses a mark when it comes to book collecting. Kondo stands strong with her idea of books kept nee...

Happiness is within your reach

Happiness is within your reach

Amara Gobermann, Managing Editor

January 25, 2019

Every year, people make generic New Year’s resolutions. “I’m going to the gym five days a week,” or “I am cutting off all the toxic people in my life,” or even “I am going vegan this year!” They may be good resolutions, but not the most realistic ones.  I don’t usually make resolutions because I...

No national emergency

No national emergency

Mel Acosta, Opinion Editor

January 24, 2019

At the start of the new year, the United States had 31 real ongoing national emergencies and is now nearly one month into a partial shutdown in the federal government over a multi-billion dollar, xenophobically driven, wall on the U.S-Mexico border. Trump may attempt to pull in funds for his wall...

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