The Clarion

What’s the best gift?

What's the  best gift?

Casey Anderson, Opinion Editor

December 12, 2019

For most, the holiday season is a time filled with tinsel, gift-giving, and family time. The holidays are wonderful until, well, you realize that someone special is expecting a gift. And let me tell you, fellas, it is not a heart shaped necklace she is looking for. Now, now, don’t panic. I’ve got ...

Cultural anthropology broadens horizons

Tara Olivia Martens, Staff Writer

December 12, 2019

Many who are current and continuing college students fit last-minute electives into their schedules like small puzzle pieces. These students try to see the bigger picture of personal interest and create a broader view of the world for themselves. For me, that panoramic world view came to light while ...


Letter to the Editor

December 12, 2019

Buried in the minutes of the June 5, 2019, Madison Area Technical College District Board meeting was the proposed FY19/20 Capital Remodel Project – Athletics, Physical Education, Locker Rooms, and Fitness Center. It states that “this project will address recommendations from the Facilities Master Plan b...

What’s in a name?

The Christmas tree in the Wisconsn State Capitol building.

Krista Olson-Lehman, Staff Writer

December 12, 2019

Governor Tony Evers made a stir unveiling the theme for this year’s State Capitol holiday tree: “Celebrate Science.” The controversy wasn’t the theme for the tree, but what he called the tree: holiday tree. Originally coined a Christmas tree when first displayed in 1916 in the capitol rotunda, th...

Too divided to even talk about politics

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Britni Petitt, Photo Editor

December 12, 2019

In recent weeks, every other headline seems to have something to do with the impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump or the upcoming presidential election. As a nation, this is huge news.  Generally, college campuses tend to be breeding grounds for political debate. Interestingly, chatter ...

Changes coming in social media

Changes coming in social media

Emily Merlin, Social Media Editor

November 27, 2019

Social media is constantly changing, moving, and talking. Each social media channel provides different outcomes, but they essentially have the same concept: to communicate with other people and to see what they doing. One update from Instagram is a little out of the ordinary. This month, Instagram released an expe...

Plastics in packaging is going overboard

Mandy Scheuer, Office Manager

November 27, 2019

Have you ever opened something you ordered online, and there was way too much packaging for the item you bought?  Even an item such as a new iPhone 7 case there was about twice the amount of packaging as needed. When I was unpackaging a set of earbuds, I was amazed by how much plastic was used in...

Parents need to take care of personal mental health

Destiny Hines, Staff Writer

November 27, 2019

For a lot of people there is never a good time to bring up mental health concerns like depression, anxiety or suicide. I myself have struggled and continue to struggle with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), generalized depression and anxiety. One of the hardest times I’ve experienced was PPD (pos...

Take a break to manage stress

Tessa Morhardt, Editor in Chief

November 27, 2019

I never knew how stressful life could be. Being a full-time student with a full-time and part-time job while trying to have a social life is a challenge. Life can get tough sometimes, and you tend to push this feeling back and tell yourself you will be fine. You need to remember that you are only h...

Try being blunt and bold

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Amara Gobermann, Managing Editor

November 27, 2019

Recently, I have been hearing the phrase "politically correct" a lot. Being politically correct. What does that mean exactly? Technically, the phrase politically correct is used to describe language, policies, or measures that are intended to avoid offense or disadvantage to members of particular groups...

Global warming: Mother Nature’s flu

A clear-cut forest in Cree territory in northern Quebec.

Brooke Foye, Contributor

November 13, 2019

Global warming has been a debate for years. What it is, how to fix it, and whether or not it’s really a danger to people. What is global warming? Global warming is a term used to describe the worldwide heating of the planet’s surface, caused by heat from the sun being trapped within our atmosphere. ...

WolfPack parenting: Flu season

Destiny Hines, Contributor

November 13, 2019

There’s nothing worse than being sick while being both a parent and a student. Well, at least it feels that way when you’re in the middle of it; brain fog, sore throat, cough or even worse a fever and vomiting. As diligent as most of us try to be with washing hands and sanitizing doorknobs it’s inevit...

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