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With distrust of politicians mounting, the public becomes more polarized

Max Blaska, Clarion staff

April 25, 2012

As we enter a new political season, we are embarking on one of the most divisive eras this country has ever seen. This election year, I thought it would be interesting to interview both a Tea Party conservative and a Marxist. I interviewed Robin Gee who is the staff advisor to the Madison College...

Affordable health care is on its DEATH BED

Max Blaska, Clarion Staff

April 10, 2012

The past week, the Supreme Court reviewed the constitutionality of the Affordable Health Care Act, and it doesn’t look good. The Supreme Court is going to release their judgment in June, five months away from the election A Harvard study in 2009 stated that uninsured working-Class Americans have...

International student finds new tradition in potluck custom

Muhammad Anta Kusuma, Clarion staff

April 10, 2012

In Indonesia, we don’t have a potluck tradition where guests bring their own food and share. We usually invite people when there is a special event like a birthday or when you have a newborn baby. The host makes plenty of food and lets the guest eat as much as they want.  It is a social event where...

Primary has pulled Republican candidates far right

Primary has pulled Republican candidates far right

Max Blaska, Clarion Staff

March 27, 2012

On April 3, the chaos that has been the Republican primary season comes to Wisconsin. As voters go to the polls to determine the number of delegates awarded to each candidate, they really only have two candidates to choose from – Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum. Santorum is the major threat to Romney....

Castle doctrines pose threat to safety

Jon Mack, Clarion Staff

March 27, 2012

A 10-year-old girl is shot dead as she runs into a neighbor’s house for help while her grandfather lay dying of a heart attack. A volunteer for the local food pantry distributing contribution bags surprises a homeowner in the dark early evening hours and is killed. Another man’s teenage daughter’s...

Chained to oil

Brooke McGee, Opinions Editor

March 6, 2012

It is undeniable that massive problems come along with energy consumption. Although there are benefits that come from oil that are not obtainable elsewhere, it is rare that the other side of the coin in presented. The current reality that fossil fuels are being depleted has many people in an uproar over...

Drumbeats of war are sounding, this time over Iran

Max Blaska, Staff writer

March 6, 2012

Nine years ago, the drumbeats of war were beating loud. We were told about Uranium in Africa, and weapons of mass destruction and we were eventually led into an unnecessary war with Iraq. The drumbeats of war are beating again, this time in regards to Iran. This might not even be a war of our choosing....

Mental health stigmas sting

Mental health stigmas sting

Brooke McGee, Opinions Editor

February 22, 2012

Mentally ill. Mood disorder. Depression. Unfortunately, when we see words like this we do not think of our neighbors, classmates and friends. We typically stigmatize and begin thinking of “that” person at work, the weird one. While the above comments are ordinary and even common, they are misunderstood...

Why are politicians waging religious warfare?

Max Blaska, Clarion staff

February 22, 2012

Over the last couple of weeks this phrase has been bandied about.  Many conservative Christians have doubts about our president’s faith and some have even said that Obama wants to destroy Christianity. With Obama mandating that Christian institutions, like hospitals and schools must cover contraception...

Online course options are now more available in high school

Callie Vasey, Clarion staff

February 22, 2012

Since technology is on the rise, it was only a matter of time for high schools to become virtual. Because of this, there are now many online high schools in Wisconsin. One school in particular is eAchieve Academy (originally known as iQ Academy). EAchieve Academy has been a part of the Waukesha High...

Voice of America internship enjoyable and educational

Muhammed Anta Kusuma, Clarion staff

February 22, 2012

I can’t exactly remember when I decided to enter journalism for my career. But when I was a kid, my father always asked me to pick a weekly news magazine in a store. Every night after studying, we always watched the news on television. As an adult, I liked the way reporters deliver the truth without...

Oil at center of struggle between Europe, Iran

Brooke McGee, Opinions Editor

February 8, 2012

Let’s just say that the European Nations and Iran aren’t quite getting along right now. “Europe will burn in the fire of Iran’s oil wells,” threatened Nasser Soudani, one of the members of the Iranian Parliament’s energy committee. “All European countries that made Iran the target of their...

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