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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...

All soldiers deserve support

All soldiers deserve support

Brandon Amato, Opinion Editor

August 28, 2017


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Imagine you’re a soldier in southwest Afghanistan. You’re six months into your third deployment in the conflict-torn country. As bombs go off intermittently in the distance, all you can think about is your family back home, and how you promised them this was the last time. All the sudden, you’re...

Look up from your phone once in a while

Look up from your phone once in a while

Bailey Ayres, Sports Editor

May 2, 2017


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How often do you look at your phone? Do you feel like you always need your phone close by? You are not alone. A lot of us feel a need to a pull out our phones. Even though you may not have any notifications on the screen, you just want to check it quickly in case someone has called or texted you since...

“Little Donnie”

“Little Donnie”

Mark Edwards, Artist

May 2, 2017


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That’s way too much, especially when 1 in 8 families go hungry

That’s way too much, especially when 1 in 8 families go hungry

Alison Ahlgrim, News Editor

May 2, 2017


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Forty percent of food produced in the United States never gets eaten, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). At a time when one in eight families struggles to put food on the table, this number is staggering. Not to mention that food waste impacts already-strained landfills and accounts...

‘Survivor’ outing was an act of violence

‘Survivor’ outing was an act of violence

Adrienne Oliva, Staff Writer

May 2, 2017


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“Survivor,” one of America’s longest running reality TV shows, recently featured an act of violence that disturbed many viewers. Jeff Varner outed his fellow cast mate Zeke Smith as a transgender man on national television. It is important to understand that, though this is the first time this...

Cuts to after-school funding have a cost

Kaziah J. Anderson, Madison College Student

April 18, 2017


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Regardless of political beliefs, we all have similar ideals about children’s needs. We want the best education possible for them. We want them to be healthy and well-adjusted in society. We all want to keep our children and community safe, and we all want families to thrive so as to have the least...

What is Trump’s strategy in Syria?

Zach Mueth, Staff Writer

April 18, 2017


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Donald Trump can be described with many different words, but to use the phrase “cool and calculated” would be inaccurate at best. His extremely questionable response to the April 4 chemical weapons use in Khan Sheikhoun, Syria is just one more example of this. The President chose to shoot first...

Trump by Michael Edwards

Trump by Michael Edwards

April 18, 2017


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LGBTQIA+ questions excluded from US Census

Adrienne Oliva, Staff Writer

April 18, 2017


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The United States Census Bureau has made the decision to exclude proposed questions about gender and sexuality on the 2020 census. This came as a disappointment to many members of the LGBTQIA+ community, as well as a relief to many other community members. As part of the LGBTQIA+ community myself, I...

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