The Clarion

Letter from the Editors

Rosie

Michael Klein, Editor in Chief

September 10, 2013

I am extremely grateful for staff at The Clarion because, I believe, they all deserve praise and recognition for their hard work.  I don’t like domineering the spotlight; thus, I’ve decided to allow each editor to take a turn introducing themselves. Plus I’m too fainéant to write this for...

International students bring global perspective to college

Karen Kakou, Staff Writer

September 10, 2013

We have all encountered at least one foreign student in our school, our communities, or our neighborhood.  But, contrary to popular belief, not all foreign students are international students. According to the USCIS, international students are non-immigrant foreigners who have temporarily arrived...

Madison College takes you places

Rafael Guenoun

September 10, 2013

People, God knows how much I like your country. I like your sense of service, your politeness, the fact that I feel full when I leave a restaurant, or that – in certain movie theaters – I can enjoy a cold one while watching the latest blockbuster. I like that you have vegan cafés (even though I’m...

Senate looks for ways to aid students

Colin Bowden

Colin Bowden, Senate President

September 10, 2013

Dear fellow students and community members, welcome back to school! We have much change before us at Madison College. However, one thing that doesn’t change is that new semester feel, whether it’s the nerves of the start of new classes or the excitement over meeting new people. This year, however,...

Voicing Dissent

Voicing Dissent

Ellie Dahlquist, Outreach Coordinator

September 10, 2013

Over at least the past decade, it seems our rights have been gradually slipping away from our grasps. “These legislators won’t listen to us. We could email our legislators til our faces are blue, but that’s not doing anything. So this attention-getting is the best thing we can think of,” said...

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Textbook prices continue to go up.

Natalie Sowl, Page Designer

August 26, 2013

I love books. All books, textbooks even. Purchasing a new book is kind of guaranteeing that you’ll know more than you do before you bought the book, that’s the whole point right? But excitement for new knowledge can quickly be squelched upon learning the exorbitant cost of textbooks. For reasons...

Texan adjusting to life in Madison

Carolyne Kendall, Social Media Editor

August 26, 2013

Freshman year can be an exciting thing. New environment, new people and new types of classes. I’m 19 years old and moved here three years ago from Texas. Just as I was getting used to the high school kids up here, I’m thrown into another new world – college. I don’t expect to play heads-up...

Enjoying the new space the college has to offer

August 26, 2013

Folks, I come from a country where – in the words of Mies van der Rohe – “less is more.” It’s a country where less food on your plate means that you’re in a gastronomic restaurant; where living in a tiny apartment means that you are in a fancy neighborhood; and where people find it acceptable...

Cheesehead goes vegan

Natalie Sowl, Page Designer

August 26, 2013

Growing up in Wisconsin instilled in me a very particular set of food values. Cheese is God; Beer is King; and those who don’t like sauerkraut on their brats are not to be trusted. While this mentality is undeniably delicious, it leaves a lot to be desired in terms of actual nutritional value. Luckily,...

Academic success isn’t just about good grades

Editorial Board

August 26, 2013

Before you realize it, summer is over and fall semester has begun. The hustle and bustle of school is in full swing and everyone is running around trying get to class on time. There is a sense to buckle down and get serious with the coming year. You have your obligation to schoolwork as well as somewhat...

Social media account on campus is nothing short of unfortunate

Ryan Spoehr, Copy Editor

May 8, 2013

For much of the past year, there has been a Twitter page, not affiliated with Madison College, that has surfaced. This page posts photos, mostly unflattering, and proceeds to make inflammatory remarks about the subjects of the photos. It yields tweets and photos from some students at the college and...

Letter to the editor: Lead tackle harms the environment

Frank Duprey, Student

May 8, 2013

Like myself, generations of Wisconsin anglers have been using lead tackle. Tons of lead annually have been deposited on Wisconsin land and water-ways. Lead, when deposited in the environment will exist forever and does not break down over time into less-toxic compounds. As many as 25 different species...

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