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Times Square stop was dream fulfilled for visiting student

Muhammad Anta Kusuma, Columnist

February 8, 2012

My destination was 42nd Street.  I got off from the old and unique station and walked faster, asked the street vendor for the exact position of Times Square. When I was in my home country of Indonesia, I opened Google Maps and looked the picture of Times Square. At that time, believed one day I would...

Too much money, too little fairness

Max Blaska, Clarion Staff

February 8, 2012

An average person is born, he cries when he goes to kindergarten for the first time, he sneaks his first kiss, he graduates high school, he finds love, he loses love, he gets a career, he gets married, he has children, he retires and then he dies. A corporation can do none of things therefore a corporation...

Can you recall being so divided?

Can you recall being so divided?

Editorial Board

January 25, 2012

Within weeks of becoming governor, Scott Walker pushed forward an agenda that brought thousands upon thousands of protestors to the Capitol. Within a year, he became the subject of a momentous recall effort against him that collected more than one million signatures. While much attention has been...

Make sure your past doesn’t find a way to haunt your future

Brooke McGee, Clarion Opinions Editor

January 25, 2012

When you think of college, the first thoughts that come to mind may be of dormitories, frat parties and pizza. It may also be of late night study sessions, crowded cafeterias and stale coffee. What some don’t think of is a murky shadow which may loom over your head for far too long, tainting your future...

Awareness brings safety to campus

Mark Stephans, Clarion Staff Writer

January 25, 2012

Walking down the street, trudging through brittle snow to classes, or merely bar hopping with a few friends should be a pleasant experience, right? We as civil human beings assume people to be humane and somewhat rational. Many community colleges and public and private universities, even the 50k/year...

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...

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