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Running in the right direction, with purpose

Running in the right direction, with purpose

Thomas Fitzgerald, Staff Writer

April 23, 2019

Humans are made to run. We have developed over the course of our specie’s existence an anatomical structure that allows us to go, relatively slowly, for a long time. In the times of primarily hunter and gatherer societies, this allowed us to wear down prey, chasing them until they were tired and eas...

A veteran’s wish list for Madison’s new mayor

A veteran’s wish list for Madison’s new mayor

Brad Burt, Staff Writer

April 23, 2019

Every time a new official is elected to public office, they implement their own policies and agenda. As one of the many Madison-area veterans, there are a few things I’d like to see newly-elected Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway add to the city’s to-do list. I would like to see the Mayor assist veterans with ...

Black love should shine in all cities

Amara Gobermann, Managing Editor

April 9, 2019

Surroundings affect us more than we are aware of, and when you put race into play to it makes the impact even more influential. Being black in America comes with struggle. But when you look at being black in Madison as compared to a big place like Atlanta, your experiences are probably very different. M...

Cheating the admission system

Cheating the admission system

Katie Paape, News Editor

April 9, 2019

The internet has been exploding over a scandal involving rich and famous parents who bought their children’s way into college. Most notable of the large pool of participants in the scandal is Lori Laughlin who paid $500,000 to guarantee her daughters’ acceptance into UCLA. Known for her role in t...

Twitter and the President

Twitter and the President

EZRA PETERS, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019

Twitter is rolling out some new changes concerning how they handle violations of their terms of service. Usually when someone posts something heinous enough to get the twitter cops on their tails, its lights out for their account. For a public persona, getting banned just might mark the end of thei...

‘Me too’ founder shares her story

‘Me too’ founder shares her story

Amara Gobermann, Managing Editor

March 27, 2019

Not many people know that the nationwide end to sexual violence movement ‘me too’, was started by a black women named Tarana Burke. On March 4 she was here in Madison and spoke at the Memorial Union. As I walked in, Burke was telling her story of a young women she met. She was young, white, and...

Be an idea generator

Be an idea generator

Katie Paape, News Editor

March 27, 2019

Ideas make the world go around. World-class companies, products we use daily, and the subjects we study in college all began with a simple idea. Ideas change the world. Many people seem to be awe-stricken with ideas, or they believe only people with brilliant minds are capable of conceiving original...

It is important to vote in local elections

It is important to vote in local elections

Briant Lawler, Contributor

March 27, 2019

Around election time, we see people marching around town with “I Voted” stickers stuck to their chests like badges, and anyone who isn’t displaying one is constantly harassed to vote. Well, Madison has a local election coming up on April 2, and I’m going to harass you to vote right now. You’re...

Oscars gig is no prize

Oscars gig  is no prize

Sean Bull, Video Production Manager

March 5, 2019

In the weeks leading up to the 91st Academy Awards, all signs pointed to disaster. It seemed every week the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences found a way to anger a new section of their fans. They irritated the audiences of superhero and other action movies by proposing sidelining them in...

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 ...

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