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Are we plugged in, but stressed out?

Are we plugged in, but stressed out?

Tara Olivia Martens, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018

National Stress Awareness Day is Nov. 7 and this year’s theme is, “Does Hi-Tech cause Hi-Stress?” There have been many studies on what causes stress. One of the most famous studies being the 1967 Homes and Rahe study which listed the 43 most stressful situations of life and, according to this ...

A survivor’s perspective

A survivor’s perspective

Hannah Switzer, Staff Writer

October 25, 2018

When I got that email from the Dean of Students, letting me know I was “required to complete this online prevention program,” I was exhausted at the thought of it. “Exhausting” is the way I’d describe being a survivor of sexual assault, years after the fact.

National Coming Out Day as relevant as ever

National Coming Out Day as relevant as ever

Mel Acosta, Opinion Editor

October 24, 2018

On its 30th anniversary, a consequential question began to arise in con- cern to National Coming Out Day: Is it really even relevant anymore? The answer is as simple as well, yes, obviously. Some believe that our society has softened on its bigotry towards the LGBTQ+ community and I suppo...

A different way to choose your political leaders

Briant Lawler, News Editor

October 24, 2018

Only a generation or two ago, the party system in the United States was idolized for its balance. This was when it was inconceivable to win an election by running a severely polarizing candidate, who was blatantly against the political scheme and swam outside the mainstream. Enter Donald Trump, though,...

A little kindness can go a long way

Katie Paape, Staff Writer

October 24, 2018

A flashing road sign along Commercial Avenue at the start of the school year reminded drivers to: “Watch for pedestrians. Be kind.” The sign not only served as a gentle warning to not unintentionally run people over, but as a reminder to be nicer as we go through our busy lives. Kindness is a ...

Kaul strong on drug crisis, environment

Noah Nielsen, Contributor

October 24, 2018

Democrat Wisconsin Attorney General candidate Josh Kaul is running against Republican incumbent Brad Schimel. While lagging Schimel in polls leading up to Nov. 6 election, Kaul has run on a platform that would require stricter protocols towards rape kits and proper testing of evidence, a crack...

Vote YES! for textbook rental program

Vote YES! for textbook rental program

Andrew Kicmol, Editor in Chief

October 24, 2018

The cost of textbooks may no longer be an additional cost of going to Madison College if the textbook referendum passes. Instead, the cost of textbooks will be built in to student’s tuition where students will be ale to rent their books from the bookstore instead of having to buy them, whethe...

No strings attached

No strings attached

Briant Lawler, News Editor

October 10, 2018

I’ve been noticing engagement announcements more often on my social media feed the last few months. Perhaps I’m noticing these announcements, though, because my partner and I have been talking about marriage.

Students can participate in the college’s Shared Governance

Ann Camillo, Shared Governance System Coordinator

October 10, 2018

Students – did you know Madison College follows a practice of Shared Governance that promotes participation, partnership and a renewed commitment to excellence among employees and student success at every level? Shared governance is founded on the cornerstone principles of cooperation, fairness...

Support for first-generation college students

Jacki Brickner, Opinion Editor

October 10, 2018

Are any of you feeling the stress and expectations that come from being the among the first in your family to go to college? If so, I am like you. I am a first-generation college student, the second in my family to go to college. This in and of itself makes me a rarity among my family members, many o...

Why I dislike Facebook

Why I dislike Facebook

Jennifer Reinfried, Business Director

October 10, 2018

Earlier this year, I was chatting with a coworker slightly younger than I was. Seeing as we enjoyed many of the same hobbies and had known each other for a while, I pulled out my phone and opened my Facebook app. Already tapping the search bar, I asked if he was on the social media platform. Much to my su...

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