The Clarion

A nation divided is no nation at all

Joshua Lynch, Staff Writer

September 11, 2012

Years ago, prior to the advent of the 24-hour news cycle, the speeches at a political convention were natural. The speaker knew what the audience wanted to hear and the political bashing was like fuel to the flame for the crowd; be it Democrat or Republican. Rallying the base of either party is no chore...

HIV no longer grabbing headlines, but should

Stefan Neterowicz, Student

September 11, 2012

Yes, Virginia, HIV is still out there. How many people have it? I don’t know, honey, nobody knows. Probably a lot. You see, the newspapers, the magazines and the television aren’t talking about this at all. Even on Jeopardy, it isn’t a category. I guess the media thinks that if we ignore this it...

Our view: Reaction to Sikh temple shooting reveals hidden prejudice

Our view: Reaction to Sikh temple shooting reveals hidden prejudice

Jason Cuevas, News editor

August 24, 2012

Despite religious freedom being in the first amendment to the constitution, the battle over religion has been ongoing ever since. Recent events have displayed an improper way of thinking and have made the need to stand up for religious rights as important as ever. The recent tragedy at the Sikh temple...

Get involved in your local government

Frances Wiedenhoeft, Clarion staff

August 24, 2012

The selection of a president is critical for a strong national presence. Presidential duties guide domestic and international affairs. Voting in local races, however, which is equally critical, is abysmal. When local elections are held without a major statewide or national race, voter turnout drops...

Regulation but not restriction

Michael Patton, Staff writer

August 24, 2012

In light of the two recent shootings questions arise where to place the blame so this doesn’t happen again. The fingers mostly point to more gun control. Adding more laws will not solve this problem. There are thousands of laws pertaining to firearms including everything from purchasing to ammo...

A letter from the editor

George Treviranus, Editor

August 24, 2012

Here we go, another year. I’m ready, you’re ready (I hope), and so is my bag of chex mix which would be number 15 for the week. Some things are looking different here, aren’t they? First of all, the paper was completely redesigned this summer to reflect some coming changes for the year. And...

President’s message

Dr. Bettsey Barhorst, Madison College President

August 24, 2012

Welcome students! Here’s a quick question: What do books, bulldozers and birthday cakes have in common?  If you said they’re all connected to Madison College —you win. The books represent the affordable, high-quality education you’ll receive at the College. The bulldozer is a reminder...

Editor says farewell, ready for his next adventure

Ryan Spoehr, Clarion editor in chief

May 8, 2012

As a student at Madison College, it has been a long, wild ride that has made me a better person because of it. But all good things come to an end at some point. Five years ago, I walked into Truax for the first time. After a disappointing high school tenure for several different reasons, I didn’t...

New culinary building means new opportunity for students

Aaron Miller, Copy editor

May 8, 2012

Four years ago this September, I walked into the Madison College Culinary Department. Things were different back then: our logos were more abstract, the dining room did not have video feeds to the kitchen, and dreams of a new Culinary Department were far away. Cut to a few weeks ago when years of planning...

Student bids adieu to the school he has known for almost two decades

Max Blaska, Clarion staff

May 8, 2012

Here it comes, that time of the year. The time of final exams, a time of reflection, and a time of farewells. It is now my time to bid adieu to the school that gave me so much. What a long and winding road it has been. When I first beckoned these halls, Bill Clinton was in his first term as president,...

Pay Up or Get Out: Could paywalls save or break journalism?

Kait Vosswinkel, News Editor

April 25, 2012

The journalism industry has been on unsteady legs for several years now. Since the broad-based publicizing of printing and news companies in the 1980’s, many newspapers haven’t been able to keep up with the incremental gains that stockholders have come to expect. Major losses in advertising and...

Contaminated waterways should worry everyone

Brooke McGee, Opinions Editor

April 25, 2012

Sometimes I wonder if students around me are aware that 226 million pounds of industrial toxins were dumped into our waterways in the year 2010 alone. I think about the 626,000 pounds (2010) of dumped chemicals that are linked to developmental disorders and I wonder how many people in our public are...

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