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Nicotine in vaping pods at higher levels than cigarettes

A woman smokes an e-cigarette. (File photo)

Amara Gobermann, Managing Editor

November 13, 2019

Vaping isn’t that bad right? Wrong. There are a lot more health concerns that are not being shared openly with the public and to younger generations. We see multiple ways to vape now, there are juuls, small vapes with no button to push, big vapes with multiple buttons. We also have a huge variety of ...

Vaping’s appeal to youth may bring about restrictions

A high school student uses a vaping device near a school campus. [File Photo]

Casey Anderson, Opinion Editor

November 13, 2019

With the heavy advertising and release of the Juul in 2015, vaping became a sensationalized activity that was extremely popular amongst teenagers and young adults. In high schools, it was easy to catch a student hiding a Juul up their sleeve during class or even taking frequent bathroom breaks to Juu...

Muppets offer comfort

Elmo and Karli on "Sesame Street." In May, the show's creators introduced Karli, a Muppet in foster care, and in October they revealed the reason for her situation: Her mom struggles with substance abuse.

October 31, 2019

Tessa Morhardt Editor in Chief Sesame Street has come out with a new character to show children that they’re not alone while their parents struggle with addiction. The new muppet Karli, who is 6 years old, talks to other Muppet friends about what is going on in her life, and how her mother is ...

Domestic violence does not discriminate

Hailey Griffin, Arts Editor

October 31, 2019

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month is held in October to recognize victims of domestic violence and help spread awareness. Participants wear purple ribbons to show their support towards the fight against domestic violence. Statistics prove that domestic violence does not discriminate; it affects co...

Halloween fun can turn frightening

Halloween fun can turn frightening

Kaleia Lawrence, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

Halloween is right around the corner. It is important to remember that along with this spooky season, you must also take precautions to stay safe. Madison is filled with so many unique, fun things to do to celebrate Halloween. One of them is Freak Fest. Because of the large number of people in the area during ...

Meet the new arts and cultures editor

Hailey Griffin is the new arts and cultures editor at The Clarion.

Hailey Griffin, Arts Editor

October 31, 2019

I've always thought that names that could be spelled in three or more ways were overcompensating. The name Hailey, which can be spelled in at least five different ways, demonstrates overcompensation at its finest. Griffin, however, is a unique counterpart to my first name. What could be cooler than...

Culture should never be a costume

Culture should never be a costume

Cassandra Cullen, Music Director

October 31, 2019

Halloween is fast approaching and with times changing, we, as a society, are becoming more aware that certain costumes are culturally insensitive. With older photos of Justin Trudeau in blackface coming to light across the internet, we are reminded that changing the color of your skin is never a Hallo...

Celebrate National Coming Out Day

Professor Claire Lind, Co-advisor Emmalee Pearson, Co-advisor Victor Raymond, GSA officer Tierney Miller, and GSA officer Pete Beach gather for a photo after the club’s National Coming Out Day celebration at the Truax Campus on Oct. 11.

Casey Anderson, Opinion Editor

October 16, 2019

National Coming Out Day was founded in 1988, and is still proudly celebrated today. This year, it took place on Oct. 11, filling the day with pride and love for all. National Coming Out Day celebrates any and all sexual orientations, including but not limited to, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or ...

No bull: This event needs to end

Several runners, or mozos, are chased by bulls, from El Tajo y la Reina ranch, on July 8, 2015, in Pamplona, northern Spain.

Britni Petitt, Photo Editor

October 16, 2019

The second week of July, every year, over a million people fill the streets of Pamplona, Spain for the San Fermin festival and running of the bull. The festival hasn’t always been this large but was brought to international attention by Ernest Hemingway in the late 1920’s with his book, The Sun Also ...

Take a stand to stop sexual violence in our community

Tessa Morhardt, Editor-in-chief

October 16, 2019

Safety is one key to life. No matter where you are, what you are doing, or who you are with. Being active and aware of your surroundings will help you in any situation. It is easy to forget all of those things when you are having a good time though. College is a great time for meeting new people and...

Take a mental break every now and then

Kaleia Lawrence, Staff Writer

October 16, 2019

Mental health is important. I am sure we have all been told to “treat yoself” on a bad day, or maybe to take out our frustrations with an exhausting run or by writing a letter that you’ll never send. While these are nice ways to unwind, they are usually not permanent fixes. Self-care should be ...

Don’t be afraid to get your flu vaccination

Nursing students have been helping provide free flu shots on campus to students, staff and faculty throughout the month of October. Getting your flu shot is a great way to protect your health and that of others.

Krista Olson-Lehman, Staff Writer

October 16, 2019

Each year the Center for Disease Control puts out warnings about influenza. In response, workplaces, pharmacies and even campuses like Madison College offer up free or reduced-price flu shots for people heading into flu season. Many people will scoff and say they don’t need a flu shot. Some think the...

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