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Its time to end gun violence

Its time to end gun violence

Jared Gonzales, Contributor

November 21, 2017


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On Oct. 1, 2017, in Las Vegas, Stephen Paddock opened fire on a large group of concert goers, killing 58 and wounding 527 before killing himself, making it the worst mass shooting in American history. Police say that Paddock had 23 firearms in his hotel room and an additional 19 at one of his two...

Scouts rivalry hurts girls who want more

Adrienne Oliva, Editor in Chief

November 7, 2017


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All I remember about being a Girl Scout is making a “gingerbread” house out of graham crackers and a milk carton, and finding a gun on our nature walk. When I was 5, all I wanted to do was be a Boy Scout. They had camping trips, pinewood derby races, and the best uniforms. I remember coveting...

Victims are silent no more

Victims are silent no more

Melyna Acosta, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017


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Don’t walk alone at night. Don’t look them in the eye. Don’t wear anything revealing. It’s as if society has made this a norm: don’t provoke. They’ll ask “well what did you expect?” as if it’s unfathomable to expect respect from another human being – no matter who you are, what you...

UW System policy limits student protest

UW System policy limits student protest

Brandon Amato, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017


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Last month, the University of Wisconsin System leaders approved a policy that calls for suspending or expelling students who disrupt campus speeches and presentations. By approving the policy, the Board of Regents, who is responsible for establishing the policies and rules that govern approximately 175,000...

Halloween used to be fun: Adulthood makes me miss the costumes, treats

Halloween used to be fun: Adulthood makes me miss the costumes, treats

Andrew Kicmol, Staff Writer

October 24, 2017


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Halloween is the chance to dress as your favorite superhero, TV character or monster. When you’re young, it’s all about candy. It’s your chance to stock up on all your favorite treats. When you get older, Halloween loses its sheen. I liked Halloween more as a kid. Halloween as a kid is exciting,...

Time to live out our racial justice values

Brandon Amato, Opinion Editor

October 24, 2017


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On Oct. 3, the 16th Annual Racial Justice Summit, organized by the Madison YWCA, began with a moment of silence for the victims of the recent shooting in Las Vegas. The moment of silence was followed by a condemnation of acts of violence that have become all too common in today’s society, a society...

NHL holding players back from the 2018 Olympics

Andrew Kicmol, Staff Writer

October 24, 2017


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In September, Commissioner of the National Hockey League Gary Bettman officially made the decision that the league will not be sending its players to PeyongChang, South Korea for the 2018 Winter Olympics. It’s the first time since 1998 that NHL players will not be going to the Olympic games to represent...

Our stories: Clarion staff members discuss their experiences coming out

Our stories: Clarion staff members discuss their experiences coming out

October 24, 2017


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To celebrate National Coming Out Day, which was on Oct. 11, three of the staff members at The Clarion have decided to share our own experiences coming out. Whether these experiences were good, bad or non-existent, we wanted to show solidarity from the LGBTQIA+ community at The Clarion with the LGBTQIA+...

Overcoming fighting words: Political discourse needs to become more constructive and less combative

Overcoming fighting words: Political discourse needs to become more constructive and less combative

Isaiah Dwyer, Staff Writer

October 11, 2017


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These days it seems pretty easy to look at our political climate, and current state of affairs, in an increasingly dismal way. There’s this ongoing war between the leftists and those on the right end of the spectrum; it seems like the past 18 months in particular have just been drowned in politics...

Peacefully protesting is a protected right

Ethan Maurice, Staff Writer

October 11, 2017


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The playing of the national anthem is one of the most sacred traditions in American sports. So much so that most people don’t think twice about standing up, removing their caps and sometimes even singing along before the start of a game. But that changed last year when quarterback Colin Kaepernick...

Heroin addiction, deaths are at epidemic levels

Julia Simenz, Staff Writer

October 11, 2017


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National Heroin and Opioid Awareness Week was held in mid September. What this means to you may vary depending on whether you lost a family member or a friend, or if you are simply struggling yourself. Regardless of your connection, becoming educated on the crisis is important. Heroin is a highly-addictive...

Mailbag: Leters to the editor – Downtown Campus transition update

October 11, 2017


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Dear Editor, In 2016, the college’s District Board made several strategic decisions to continue to live out and serve the college’s mission to provide access to quality education for its residents. One of those decisions was to ground lease the Downtown Education Center (DTEC) to allow for a recurring...

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