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Secession attempts are a waste of time and money

Michael Patton, Staff Writer

December 3, 2012

Lately the whole idea of secession has been filtered through various media sources after the presidential election. Go for it if you really think that your current state would be much better off on its own. This is mainly just sore–loser syndrome. Recall the presidential election when people said...

Our view: Community setting not attainable in online classes

Clarion Editorial Board

December 3, 2012

It is disappointing to see Madison College’s news writing class switch to a fully online format for the spring semester. The class should be taught either in-person or in its current hybrid form, but not fully online, as it compromises the learning experience. The class is a core course in the journalism...

Mail bag: Letters to the editor

December 3, 2012

Making tuition more expensive not the right path for student loans The article told us that it takes 19 years to pay off student loan debt, which is affecting students’ ability to afford new cars and houses. The article also said that student loan debt is $1 trillion, even more than credit card...

Instructors give animation and character design lesson

Instructors give animation and character design lesson

Robin Gee, Graphic Designer

November 13, 2012

Working with both hands, Karen Johnson animates a design for Madison College’s Animation and Cartooning Program using Flash. With her left hand, she draws with a stylus on a Wacom tablet, while her right is busy with the keyboard of her laptop. She has worked as an animator for over thirty years. Since...

Negligence of important social issues turning us into the system we tried to escape

Negligence of important social issues turning us into the system we tried to escape

Dwayne Bland, Staff Writer

November 13, 2012

From the biblical tale of David and Goliath, to mythical heroes like Odysseus, throughout history, people have been taught to embrace the idea that brain will always win over brawn. Odysseus tricked the Cyclops, gaining a victory he could have never won with physical strength alone. He also conceived...

Election over, now is the time to move forward

Editorial Board

November 13, 2012

The robo-calls have stopped, yard signs are being taken down and real commercials are back on T.V. President Barack Obama was re-elected for another four year term. The election may or may not have turned out to your liking. What’s important is the fact that we still live in a democracy. If you think...

Walker impedes progress again, with implemention of the Affordable Care Act

Ellen La Luzerne, Staff Writer

November 13, 2012

Walker is doing it again – ignoring laws, making secret plans and perhaps undermining Wisconsin citizens’ quality of life. As of Nov. 16, all states must submit plans for implementing “Obamacare” as part of the core of the Affordable Care Act. Wisconsin is one of the Republican-controlled...

Making new friends has been a challenge, but it is ultimately my responsibility

Ilham, Staff Writer

November 13, 2012

Studying abroad and living with people from different countries with differing cultural influences is not an easy experience. I remember how excited I was before I left my archipelago country of Indonesia to study in the U.S. I couldn’t wait to find out how interesting it would be to have American...

Studying in America brings culture shock, but it still has plenty of upside

Studying in America brings culture shock, but it still has plenty of upside

Ilham, Staff Writer

October 25, 2012

Please post your answer on Blackboard by Sunday at 10 p.m. and 2 responses by Tuesday at 6 p.m. Please focus on advantages and disadvantages of both.” That was one of my assignments from my Social Media Campaign class. When I first arrived here, I couldn’t imagine having just a few days to finis...

Funding from school doesn’t ruin independence

Editorial board

October 25, 2012

Recently the UW-Milwaukee student newspaper The Post announced that it might have to temporarily cease publication due to a lack of finances. They are currently working on a new $3 per student fee to help support the papers operation. It’s no secret that newspapers are struggling financially and...

Students may be more susceptible to not putting in the research, but young voters need to be conscious of issues

Lauren Sutter, Staff Writer

October 25, 2012

Voting gives Americans a sense of purpose. We are taught to believe that our ability to vote for a presidential candidate actually matters, as it is a decision that will affect us for the rest of our lives. People are constantly told to vote because it’s our civic duty, but what if you don’t believe...

Studies on electro magnetic fields should be a higher priority for USA

Ellie Dahlquist, Opinion Editor

October 25, 2012

I am allergic to modern living – and currently, there’s not much I can do about it. Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs) are omni-present in everyday life. Everyone has a cell phone, and there are constantly wireless networks, televisions and computers all around. In May 2006 a conference themed “The...

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