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Starting out at a 2-year college

Starting out at a 2-year college

Megan Binkley, Staff Writer

September 12, 2018


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Two years ago, I transferred to Madison College from a four-year college. As far as I know, this isn’t a common choice. The reactions of my peers at my old institution ranged from polite, slightly confused ‘congratulations’ to outright skepticism and aversion. “Wait – you’re going to a community college?” My best friend said. “So... are you dropping out of real college?”

Meet The Clarion’s new editor in chief

Meet The Clarion’s new editor in chief

Andrew Kicmol, Editor In Chief

September 12, 2018


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I am the new editor in chief of The Clarion. Yikes. Not sure how I was chosen for the job but since I’m supposed to introduce myself I’ll give you my story. I started at Madison College back when it was still called called MATC, before all the fancy renovations. Right out of high ...

Tips on saving money in college

Tips on saving money in college

Jacki Brickner, Opinion Editor

September 12, 2018


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College can be a tough road. Whether you are just out of high school or you are older and trying to change careers, college is a challenge financially. Here are my tips to help you save money while you are in college.

Reviewing the myths and facts about nation’s obesity crisis

Reviewing the myths and facts about nation’s obesity crisis

Jacki Brickner, Opinion Editor

August 29, 2018


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There is a nationwide crisis with obesity in the United States. From negatively stereotyping overweight individuals, to body shaming what some people consider to be weight outside the norm, it can be difficult to sort through the facts and myths about obesity that permeate our society. First let’s...

Top apps for students

Jacki Brickner, Opinion Editor

August 29, 2018


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In today’s world, technology is the reigning king. From smartphones to tablets, you are never far away from resources, people and games. Technology permeates through every aspect of our lives from school to work to play. It even changes how we function on a societal level. So how does it change then...

Weighing in on years-old social media posts

Matt Withers, Arts Editor

August 29, 2018


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Imagine you got the job of your dreams, something that you have always wanted to do. Once you get that job, it turns out that you happen to be one of the top employees and your workplace. More than that you get to create and design your own section of the companies’ future. Now imagine getting fired...

News of a lake of water deep below surface of Mars draws only yawns

News of a lake of water deep below surface of Mars draws only yawns

Joseph Craker, Staff Writer

August 29, 2018


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This past month has played host to an amazing discovery of a lake deep below the surface of Mars.  While astronomers in particular would argue that this is an extremely important and unique discovery, everyone else is sick of it. At first I thought that I might have been misremembering a previous...

Manage your end-of-school-year stress

Manage your end-of-school-year stress

Bailey Ayres, Sports Editor

May 1, 2018


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It is getting to the end of the semester. There’s just a few days left until finals. I got a little stressed out just by typing those words. It’s a stressful time for us all. Everyone has final projects, final papers and final exams. Thinking about all you have to do at once is daunting. Here...

Last-minute tax filers faced a little extra stress

Last-minute tax filers faced a little extra stress

Bailey Ayres, Sports Editor

May 1, 2018


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This year on April 17, during Tax Day, the International Revenue Service (IRS) had some technological difficulties while people where handing in their taxes. The IRS gave an extra day for everyone to hand in their taxes on April 18 without penalty, according to the Washington Post. Every year, Tax...

International Clitoris Awareness Week: May 6-12

Megan Binkley, Opinions Editor

May 1, 2018


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Hey, let’s talk about the clitoris. Did that make you uncomfortable? Let me continue. The clitoris is a small, pea-sized part of the female genitalia, home to over 8,000 nerve endings. It’s named for the Ancient Greek word for ‘key’, a reference to the fundamental nature that the Ancient...

Letter to the Editor

May 1, 2018


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Dear Madison College Students, As you and your classmates know, we have great faculty at Madison College that teach and support each of you in more than 140 different programs. Our faculty focus on helping you to reach your fullest potential; putting you on the path to achieve your dreams. In January,...

Starbucks controversy stirs debate

Starbucks controversy stirs debate

Megan Behnke, Staff Writer

May 1, 2018


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On April 12, a Philadelphia Starbucks came under scrutiny after an employee called the police on two black men who refused to leave the café after using the restroom without having purchased any drinks. They were just waiting for a friend to meet them there. A video surfaced online of the arrest,...

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