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Accusation does not always mean guilt: Why DeVos is right about changing campus sexual misconduct procedures

Accusation does not always mean guilt: Why DeVos is right about changing campus sexual misconduct procedures

Brandon Amato, Staff Writer

October 11, 2017


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In a speech addressing policy regarding sexual assault on college campuses on Sept. 14, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced that the current administration plans to drastically change its approach to pursuing campus sexual misconduct complaints. According to an article by NPR, DeVos said...

Technology: The good, the bad, and the educational

Technology: The good, the bad, and the educational

Diana Calderon, Outreach Associate

September 27, 2017


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Imagine what students are doing around school while they walk through the hallways, or learn in their classrooms. Many are connected to the internet through their cellphones or laptop. Others are listening to music with their headphones, and some even hide their phones between notebooks to secretly send...

Fandom should not overlook violent behavior

Matt Withers, Arts Editor

September 27, 2017


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Separating the art from an artist can be practically impossible. Where do consumers draw the line? Does talent excuse erratic and sometimes violent behavior? No, but as a society we tend to be more lenient to people who bring us joy. Headlines are constantly filled with reports of celebrities being...

An all-too silent struggle

An all-too silent struggle

Megan Binkley, Staff Writer

September 27, 2017


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As a woman who has spent the last 16 years combatting clinical depression and chronic anxiety, Sept. 10 through Sept. 16 — National Suicide Prevention Week — is an opportunity for reflection and evaluation. As anyone who has suffered from mental health issues, diagnosed or otherwise, can tell...

Climate change denial is a dangerous path: Why Washington needs to restart the discussion now

Climate change denial is a dangerous path: Why Washington needs to restart the discussion now

Brandon Amato, Opinion Editor

September 27, 2017


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Last week my dad told me he was heading out to play a round of golf on a sunny afternoon. My father happens to be very bald. As a good son, I naturally urged him to wear sunscreen. He dismissed my advice as “overprotective” and “dramatic.” When he texted...

Affirmative Action needed to overcome disadvantages

Lucy Smith, Managing Editor

September 13, 2017


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When students apply to college the factors colleges look at are not inherently equal. Many of these factors like SAT and ACT test scores can be figuratively bought. This leaves students from low-income households at a disadvantage. Differences between low-income and high-income students stem from...

Arr, Matey! Talk Like a Pirate Day

Stephen Fabal, Multi Media Editor

September 13, 2017


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Avast, me hearties! Talk Like a Pirate Day is coming! It sometimes seems like we are surrounded by stress and negativity. That’s why sometimes it’s important to do something fun and, yes, silly. Mark Summers and John Baur, whose pirate names are Cap’n Slappy and Ol’ Chumbucket, created Talk...

Nightmare for DREAMers: Trump administration ends Obama program that offered protection for young undocumented immigrants

Nightmare for DREAMers: Trump administration ends Obama program that offered protection for young undocumented immigrants

Brandon Amato, Opinion Editor

September 13, 2017


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The fear and betrayal are the things that my mind kept running back to throughout the week as I tried to wrap my head around the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA) news. You may have seen something to this effect on your television, phone or computer. Maybe you heard about it on the radio driving...

Passing the test of anxiety

Passing the test of anxiety

Matt Withers, Arts Editor

September 13, 2017


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Anxiety is a sickness that many people experience in their lives. Unfortunately, not all anxiety is created equal. Sometimes anxiety can be crippling. Walking into a new classroom with people you’ve never met can be the worst part for some, while asking a question can be for others. How do we deal...

The love-hate relationship that led me to The Clarion

The love-hate relationship that led me to The Clarion

Adrienne Oliva, Editor in Chief

August 28, 2017


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When I began at Madison College, I hated writing so much that I wrote my first academic paper about it in my English 1 course. The paper included detailed reasons of why I hated writing, how I developed into a writing hater, and comprehensive stories in which I demonstrated my past hatred of writing. As...

Take a stand against hate

Clarion Staff Editorial

August 28, 2017


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To those who are being freshly exposed to The Clarion this semester, and those whom have returned as readers – the “Editorial” section of our newspaper, by definition, is meant to represent the holistic opinion of our editorial staff. After the events in Charlottesville on Aug 12. we, the editorial...

No easy solutions when dealing with North Korea

Anne N. Price, Staff Writer

August 28, 2017


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The actions of President Donald J. Trump are being debated again. Usually, I am all for the protest of Trump and dismantling of his administration’s agenda, but when it comes to North Korea, the situation isn’t so cut and dry. Trump, as well as several military leaders have issued a warning to...

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