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Steve Jobs dead at 56

Steve Jobs dead at 56

Branden Kerr, Clarion Media Editor

October 6, 2011

On Oct. 5, 2011 Steve Jobs, Apple Chairman and former CEO who brought the company back to life by delivering innovative products like the iPod, iPhone and iPad to the masses, passed away. Jobs had long fought pancreatic cancer, once even receiving a transplant from a donor. It seems that the battle...

Tougher to vote?

Tougher to vote?

Jacob Ennis, Clarion Copy Editor

September 28, 2011

  Roughly half of Milwaukee residents of African or Hispanic descent will now be required to obtain an ID that they don’t currently possess, if they want to vote. According to Wisconsin Senate Bill 6, come February 2012, you will need a photo ID to vote unless you fall under a few different...

New bill emphasizes long-tenured problem with tenants’ rights

New bill emphasizes long-tenured problem with tenants’ rights

Cody Huseby, Clarion Staff Writer

September 28, 2011

Spearheaded by GOP legislation, landlords, apartment associations, and those in the construction and building industry, Senate Bill 107 was conceived on May 26. In November, SB 107 will be reviewed and voted on. Said bill will technically take away a tenant’s right to privacy, giving the landlord...

Calling all class warriors

Max Blaska, Clarion Staff Writer

September 28, 2011

Whenever someone speaks out against trickle-down economics they are called socialists at worst, or participating in class warfare at best. Maybe a little class warfare would be good for this country. The right has been committing class warfare against the poor and the middle class for going on 30 years....

Why I now fear the Tea Party

Why I now fear the Tea Party

Max Blaska, Clarion Staff Writer

September 13, 2011

I wanted to write about the Tea Party because I believe that they are a threat to the stability of this nation. First off, I will never refer to them as teabaggers, crude sexual term and it delegitimizes the threat that they represent. Now, I know that there are some good hard working patriotic people...

Case brings death penalty into question again

Case brings death penalty into question again

Sarah Blaskey, Clarion Staff Writer

September 13, 2011

Despite solid proof of innocence, Georgia prisoner Troy Davis faces death by lethal injection once again. His case, shrouded in racism and lies, is one of the clearest examples of the flaws in the death penalty system. Davis has faced death sentences on three different occasions previous to this one....

Newspaper to increase its web, social media efforts

Newspaper to increase its web, social media efforts

Ryan Spoehr, Clarion Editor in Chief

August 29, 2011

For the regular readers of The Clarion, they may recognize the Spoehr name from previous years. Last semester, I spent time as news editor prior to being named the editor this past May. It comes with great honor that I accept the role as editor in chief. Many around me know that I have in fact, been...

President’s Message

President’s Message

Dr. Bettsey Barhorst, President, Madison Area Technical College

August 29, 2011

Welcome back! This is an exciting time at Madison College. Construction crews are preparing to start work on a number of new campus buildings, the college is turning 100 and we can now offer students free health care services on campus. Construction Update Groundbreaking for Madison College...

Students encouraged to join in campus campaigns

Student Senate

August 29, 2011

In order for this to be our best year yet, Madison Area Technical College students need to get out and get involved! Soon, almost every Madison College campus will undergo a major transformation. Sections of the Truax parking lot and several main entrances to the building will be blocked off due to...

Disillusionment with politics as usual pushes some even farther left

Disillusionment with politics as usual pushes some even farther left

Sarah Blaskey, Clarion Staff Writer

August 29, 2011

Maybe it was the failure of the recall efforts to save the people of Wisconsin. Maybe it was the trillions of dollars of cuts that Obama proposed in response to the debt ceiling crisis after agreeing to continued tax breaks for the wealthy. Or maybe it is the country’s continued wars and occupations...

Money drowns out many voices in political arena

Jennifer Abplanalp, Opinions Editor

June 28, 2011

The United States' practice of equating money to free speech has mutated Wisconsin, now infamously, into Fitzwalkerstan. It has plunged the state into a delicate dance between democracy and plutocracy and has given a bullhorn to only those who can afford it, leaving the financially-limited without a...

Public sector employees speak out against cuts

Jon Mack, Staff Writer

June 28, 2011

Gov. Scott Walker’s budget repair bill will have a profound impact on the families of public sector workers.  It also will seriously impact the quality of life for all citizens of Wisconsin. Teachers, EMTs, nurses and other public sector workers will be losing out on thousands of dollars of income...

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