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Editor plans to fight off Zombies during Freak Fest

George Treviranus, Editor

October 25, 2012

It’s Halloween. That means I’ll in costume, fighting off zombies. Since I live on State street, I can only imagine this will be my routine all throughout Freak Fest. I’ve chosen to be a character from one of my favorite puzzle-horror video games, “Catherine.” Not that I’m a fan of self-deprication,...

Your debt, your problem

Your debt, your problem

Garth Beyer, Staff Writer

October 9, 2012

Available grants, scholarships can help reduce your debt burden Imagine that two college students graduate with the same degree at the same time, but one has secured $40,000 in student loan debt alongside their Bachelors, while the other student accumulates a little over a thousand dollars. Who is s...

Letter from the Editor Oct. 10

George Treviranus, Editor In Chief

October 9, 2012

It’s finally here. After a year and a half, Pokemon Black 2 and White 2 are out. I guess there are other important things like the election going on, but not to me. Unfortunately it won’t be in my possession until late Monday, and by then, the paper will have been sent to print. Luckily a fellow...

Mixed views for Ann Romney in campaign

Marisa Hellen, Staff Writer

October 9, 2012

Ann Romney is best known as Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s wife, but she certainly does a lot more than stand by in the sidelines or sit with Mitt during conferences, speeches and debates. She has made a name for herself amongst both the Republican and Democratic parties by taking...

The best presidential candidate you knew existed

Stephen Philips, Staff Writer

October 9, 2012

If you want a president who will end all unnecessary foreign wars, bring all of our troops back home, and will end the domestic war on drugs, then Gary Johnson just might have your vote. The fact is, he is more fiscally conservative (with a record to prove it) than Mitt Romney and trumps Barack Obama...

Democrats and Republicans playing the same game

Democrats and Republicans playing the same game

Sarah Blaskey & Kate Palmer, Staff Writers

October 9, 2012

We’ve heard it over and over: there are huge differences between the Republicans and Democrats, but what about the many similarities? Stepping outside the narrow framework of two-party, mainstream politics, Republicans and Democrats start to look remarkably similar. Both parties are pro-war. Both parties...

Slacktivism: an activist’s lament

Slacktivism: an activist’s lament

Sarah Weatherbee, Staff Writer

September 25, 2012

Breast Cancer Awareness Month begins Oct. 1. I remember last year when the tell-tale, cryptic Facebook statuses peppered my newsfeed. Everyone appeared to be announcing where they liked to get it on. I have to admit, I had to look twice when some of my devout friends, fresh from church or Friday prayers,...

Letter from the Editor

George Treviranus, Editor In Chief

September 25, 2012

Did you know there’s actually a brand of soda called “Hee Haw”? We found the diet variety in our staff fridge this past week while cleaning it out. You can probably predict that it tastes generic. It’s sort of a joke by itself. Some great things are coming up and some have already happened,...

Candidates and your financial aid

Fran Wiedenhoft, Staff Writer

September 25, 2012

For many students, how a candidate will treat financial aid is a huge deal. It can affect their ability to go to school greatly. According to Jennifer Hoege, the director of Enrollment Services for Madison College, at least 1 out of 5 students receive financial aid funding of some kind. This reflects...

Another attack on personal freedoms

Another attack on personal freedoms

Michael Patton, Staff Writer

September 25, 2012

This whole idea of needing a permit to assemble before your government on the Capitol Square has taken a turn for the worse. Recently, people playing music on the Capitol Square during the Farmers’ Market were told to file for a permit every time they perform, even though their performances are...

Space program inspires technological innovation

Space program inspires technological innovation

Clarion editorial board

September 11, 2012

The passing of Neil Armstrong should remind us to continue exploring space. The space program was a magical thing in the 1960s. It was a time when nations were trying their hardest to explore and advance faster than others. The United States knew it would be a power to be reckoned with by putting...

Obama’s legacy not defined by policy

Nicholas Garton, Staff Writer

September 11, 2012

Last week’s Republican National Convention was certainly a spectacle. Wisconsin’s Paul Ryan gave a stirring, crisp address, looking and sounding more presidential with every word. Athletes, politicians and actors all took their turn at the podium talking about how they would like the future of America...

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