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Slow hurricane response still hurts Puerto Rico

A year after the hurricane, Yamary Morales Torres was rebuilding her mother's home on the waterfront in Yabucoa. The house next door, foreground, which belonged to her brother, was left with only three walls standing.

Veronica L. Werzinske, Staff Writer

October 3, 2019

It's been almost two years since Hurricane Maria hit the island of Puerto Rico in September 2017. At that time, it was Hurricane Category 5, with winds of 175 mph which were devastating for all the population of the island. Puerto Rico has not yet recovered from this tragedy. It was a humanitarian ...

Volunteering while traveling can be beneficial

Tara Olivia Martens, Staff Writer

October 3, 2019

When you think of other countries, what comes to your mind? Some people think of exotic destinations, others imagine developed countries like Paris and Cape Town, yet to some the idea of going to another country is frightening, different or maybe something that you have never even thought you would hav...

Tips for safer and secure driving

Krista Olson-Lehman, Staff Writer

October 3, 2019

When you think of safe drivers, do you tell yourself “I’m a safe driver," or "I have nothing to worry about except everyone else on the road.” Are you really? Do you avoid left turns? What kind of following distance do you keep? How well do you maintain your car? According to CNN, plotting your course to...

Killing the planet?

Killing the planet?

Hailey Griffin, Staff Writer

October 3, 2019

Are we slowly killing the planet that sustains us? The answer, unfortunately, is yes. There are several ways we contribute to environmental degradation. Humans are responsible for the mass consumption and waste of plastic. Scientists that work with  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration suggest that around...

Climate change becomes hot topic

wedish climate change activist GRETA THUNBERG and LEVI DRAHEIM stand with other youth climate activists on Sept. 17

Kaleia Lawrence, Staff Writer

October 3, 2019

Climate change. Global warming. Just reading those words may have turned you away from finishing this article. What is one more whiny young adult shouting into the void going to say that you have already heard, right? Short and simple as those words might be, they can ignite a spark in many people. ...

Strategies for packed parking

The filled parking lots that have greeted Madison College students at the start of the semester have led to some familiar strategies for those seeking a spot.

Casey Anderson, Opinion Editor

September 18, 2019

Finding a parking spot in the Madison College parking lots is probably the worst part of the school day. Once you enter those lots, it’s you against the world. Blinkerless cars slowly prowl the lots in circles, students drag their feet as they walk back to their vehicles, and the road rage ensues. ...

Tips to help you succeed as a student

Cassandra Cullen, Staff Writer

September 18, 2019

Whether you’ve just finished high-school or are coming back after a certain amount of years being away, getting back into the mindset of a student can be tough. We’ve all been there. Here are some helpful tips on how to successful during your time at  Madison College: Get to school early to find parking, it wil...

Be proud of your choice in schools

Kaleia Lawrence, Contributor

September 18, 2019

If I had a dollar for every time I heard someone make fun of Madison College, I would have enough money to pay off everyone’s tuition. If I got a dime every time I heard someone say something along the lines of “I’ve always looked down on fill-in-the-blank community college, but now that I’m he...

Most still waiting for student debt forgiveness

Krista Olson-Lehman, Staff Writer

September 18, 2019

n 2007, President George W. Bush signed into law a student debt forgiveness program. This program was implemented under the next elected president, Barack Obama. The premise of the program: Anyone who is a public servant such as nurses, first responders and teachers, who have made 10 years of student lo...

Awareness, support can help battle depression, mental illness

Tessa Morhardt, Editor in Chief

September 18, 2019

Those who live with depression and similar mental illnesses know first-hand the daily routine. Every day you wake up, struggle to get out of bed to face another long day ahead. You finally get up and get ready. The doctor said everything would feel better if you eat your breakfast and take your me...

Goodman South Campus serves students and the community

Students and staff gather outside the new Goodman South Campus for a photograph on the first day of classes.

Krista Olson-Lehman, Staff Writer

September 18, 2019

Madison College’s South Goodman Campus expansion is more than just additional classrooms in a different location. Goodman South has been designed to give an opportunity to potential students and an opportunity to the community it serves as well. Goodman South boasts plenty of brand-new opportuniti...

Service workers feel lack of respect at closing time

William Moore, Contributor

August 28, 2019

Let’s set the mood.  Imagine it’s Friday afternoon.  The clock has just struck five!  You’ve put away that last file, made that last call, and tidied your desk. You are completely ready to leave, except your last client is hanging around the office. You cannot go until they do.&nb...

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