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Why I now fear the Tea Party

Why I now fear the Tea Party

Max Blaska, Clarion Staff Writer

September 13, 2011


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I wanted to write about the Tea Party because I believe that they are a threat to the stability of this nation. First off, I will never refer to them as teabaggers, crude sexual term and it delegitimizes the threat that they represent. Now, I know that there are some good hard working patriotic people...

Case brings death penalty into question again

Case brings death penalty into question again

Sarah Blaskey, Clarion Staff Writer

September 13, 2011


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Despite solid proof of innocence, Georgia prisoner Troy Davis faces death by lethal injection once again. His case, shrouded in racism and lies, is one of the clearest examples of the flaws in the death penalty system. Davis has faced death sentences on three different occasions previous to this one....

Newspaper to increase its web, social media efforts

Newspaper to increase its web, social media efforts

Ryan Spoehr, Clarion Editor in Chief

August 29, 2011


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For the regular readers of The Clarion, they may recognize the Spoehr name from previous years. Last semester, I spent time as news editor prior to being named the editor this past May. It comes with great honor that I accept the role as editor in chief. Many around me know that I have in fact, been...

President’s Message

President’s Message

Dr. Bettsey Barhorst, President, Madison Area Technical College

August 29, 2011


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Welcome back! This is an exciting time at Madison College. Construction crews are preparing to start work on a number of new campus buildings, the college is turning 100 and we can now offer students free health care services on campus. Construction Update Groundbreaking for Madison College...

Students encouraged to join in campus campaigns

Student Senate

August 29, 2011


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In order for this to be our best year yet, Madison Area Technical College students need to get out and get involved! Soon, almost every Madison College campus will undergo a major transformation. Sections of the Truax parking lot and several main entrances to the building will be blocked off due to...

Disillusionment with politics as usual pushes some even farther left

Disillusionment with politics as usual pushes some even farther left

Sarah Blaskey, Clarion Staff Writer

August 29, 2011


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Maybe it was the failure of the recall efforts to save the people of Wisconsin. Maybe it was the trillions of dollars of cuts that Obama proposed in response to the debt ceiling crisis after agreeing to continued tax breaks for the wealthy. Or maybe it is the country’s continued wars and occupations...

Money drowns out many voices in political arena

Jennifer Abplanalp, Opinions Editor

June 28, 2011


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The United States' practice of equating money to free speech has mutated Wisconsin, now infamously, into Fitzwalkerstan. It has plunged the state into a delicate dance between democracy and plutocracy and has given a bullhorn to only those who can afford it, leaving the financially-limited without a...

Public sector employees speak out against cuts

Jon Mack, Staff Writer

June 28, 2011


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Gov. Scott Walker’s budget repair bill will have a profound impact on the families of public sector workers.  It also will seriously impact the quality of life for all citizens of Wisconsin. Teachers, EMTs, nurses and other public sector workers will be losing out on thousands of dollars of income...

Your View: Students oppose budget cuts to higher education

Jon Mack, Madison College student

June 28, 2011


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Dear Editor, Gov. Scott Walker’s 2011-2013 budget and his so called, “Budget Repair Bill” are a direct assault on Madison Area Technical College students and workers. Walker’s budget would decimate funding for Madison College. The severe drop in funding would be felt by everyone at our college....

Groups debate the various ‘Judgment Day’ predictions

Tyler Braatz, Staff Writer

June 28, 2011


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Apocalypse, Rapture, Judgment Day, Armageddon, Doomsday, Tribulation – whatever you want to call it, many people believe in an end-of-days scenario lurking on mankind’s horizon. Thanks in part to last year’s blockbuster film “2012,” most are familiar with the theory that the ancient Mayans,...

Letter to the Editor: Current budget situation

Phil Gasper, Interim Associate Dean of Arts & Sciences

April 13, 2011


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Dear Editor, Sarah Blaskey’s article on the current budget situation (“Crisis mode,” March 30, 2011) provides a good overview of the difficult decisions that are being made at Madison Area Technical College in light of a projected $10.3 million deficit for the next academic year.  Gov. Scott...

Letter to the Editor: Benefits of Unions

Cinder Roherty

April 13, 2011


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Dear Editor, In college I read “The Jungle” by Upton Sinclair. It was not an enjoyable book. It chronicled the conditions in which immigrants worked in Chicago, during the turn of the twentieth century. Conditions in the meat packing factories were deplorable, to say the least, but if one wanted...

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