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Exciting changes at Madison College

Dr. Bettsey Barhorst, Madison College President

January 25, 2012

Welcome back, students! I hope you had time to relax, regroup and recharge yourselves as we enter our spring semester, though it felt more like spring one month ago when daytime temperatures were consistently above 40 degrees and there was no snow on the ground. While you’ve only been away for...

Don’t let STRESS trip you up

Don’t let STRESS trip you up

Sam Johnson, Clarion Staff Writer

December 7, 2011

College is a stressful time in life. The most obvious causes being pressures from feeling the need to succeed and the fear of failing, as well as the constant tensions of time management. One may struggle with managing family matters, work, paying off bills and the blatant fact that if career goals are...

Credits that don’t count

Brooke McGee, Clarion Opinions Editor

December 7, 2011

I must warn you: reading the following article may invoke irrevers- ible feelings of disappointment in your school system. If you take the time to visit the tab “My Academics” in your Madison Area Technical School’s Student Center, you may be in for a big surprise. To see what I’m referring...

Reality is often funnier than fiction

Brooke McGee, Clarion Opinions Editor

December 7, 2011

Sometimes what we see going on in the world around us is so ridiculous and so absurd that we couldn’t make up the news even if we tried. For your comic relief, here are a few of the more outlandish, and true, media stories that we at The Clarion could find. A California woman is being held on charges...

99% movement comes to Madison College

Sam Johnson, Clarion Staff Writer

December 1, 2011

The two-month-old 99% or “occupy” movement has been described many ways in the national media – as a leaderless movement, as a social-networking movement, or as a loosely assembled protest lacking common goals. Panelist at a recent forum sponsored by the Madison College Student Senate sought...

Botanical gardens

Brooke McGee, Clarion Opinions Editor

December 1, 2011

Goblin Valley State Park in Utah, the sliding rocks of Death Valley Park in CA, or the Moaning Cavern in CA. These may be places that are easily on our “to do list” when we are finished with college. But what about now? What can we do as students on a budget here in our local area that isn’t...

U.S. troop withdrawal long overdue

Max Blaska, Clarion Staff Writer

November 23, 2011

Over 4,400 soldiers were killed More than 100,000 Iraqis were killed as well in the Iraq war. Billions of dollars were lost. For what? There were no weapons of mass destruction and no connection with Al Qaeda. Republicans argue that the Democrats voted for the war as well. That is true, but they were...

‘In God We Trust’ a motto or more?

Aaron Miller, Clarion Staff Writer

November 23, 2011

First appearing on U.S. coins in 1864, “In God We Trust” has been inscribed on our currency ever since. This was due to a large number of people who believed that the instability of that era was brought about by a lack of religious faith. They thought that having a daily reminder of God would put...

Broaden your holiday horizons

Brooke McGee, Clarion Opinions Editor

November 23, 2011

Madison is a melting pot for a wide variety of cultures. Not only are we salt and peppered by Americans from all over the nation, but we have a vast array of exchange students at Madison Area Technical College as well. Along with this comes the introduction of many different religious and holiday traditions. The...

Hair and Homelessness

Max Blaska, Clarion Staff Writer

November 14, 2011

Imagine you’re part of a family and due to circumstances in or out of your control, you end up on the streets. You only can stay in public shelter for about 90 days and then you have to go back to a world of uncertainty. That is when The Road Home comes in. The number of homeless families increased...

Economy, war weigh on election

Kait Vosswinkel, Clarion Copy Editor

November 8, 2011

In 2008, Obama was inaugurated with high approval ratings of 68 percent. He won the election with a solid 52 percent of the popular vote and with a resounding 68 percent of the electoral vote. He had inspired the youngest sector of voters, from 18-29 years old, bringing out 59 percent of registered voters,...

Feeling a bit SQUEEZED today?

Brooke McGee, Clarion Opinions Editor

November 8, 2011

The world reached a mile marker. The earth’s population just surpassed seven billion people. It took roughly 50 years for the world’s population to double to where it is now. At the current rate, it will double again in about 90 years, according to the United Nation Population Fund. In the past, ...

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