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Starbucks controversy stirs debate

Starbucks controversy stirs debate

Megan Behnke, Staff Writer

May 1, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Top Stories

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,...

New scholarship established for LGBTQA+ students

New scholarship established for LGBTQA+ students

Adrienne Oliva, Editor in Chief

May 1, 2018


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LGBTQA+ students at Madison College will soon have a specific scholarship available to them. The scholarship came as a donation from QBE, a national insurance company, to assist LGBTQA+ students in paying for their education at Madison College. Julia Haseleu, committee chair of the Rainbow Scholarship,...

South Campus fundraiser a hit

South Campus fundraiser a hit

Andrew Kicmol, Staff Writer

May 1, 2018


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Madison South Campus had a fundraiser on Friday April 20 to help raise money for the construction of a new South Campus. To help fund raise, the college had the Spanish language radio station, La Movida, do a live broadcast. The small library of South Campus was turned into a radio studio for the...

Cornille heading to Heartland

Cornille heading to Heartland

Jessica Deegan, News Editor

May 1, 2018


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After working at Madison College for nearly 18 years, Dr. Keith Cornille will soon start a new chapter of life as the president of Heartland Community College in Illinois. Although his transition will be hard, Cornille looks forward to living closer to his father and getting to see his brothers and...

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ pulls together much of the Marvel Universe

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ pulls together much of the Marvel Universe

Matt Withers, Arts Editor

May 1, 2018


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After 10 years and 18 movies, it’s all been leading up to this. “Avengers: Infinity War” promised to be the biggest movie ever presented by the Marvel Cinematic Universe … and it delivered. Since I think a lot of this movies strengths rely on surprise, I’m going to try and keep this review...

Students help rescued pets: Volunteers transport pets, help find homes

Students help rescued pets: Volunteers transport pets, help find homes

Jessica Deegan, News Editor

April 17, 2018


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Imagine an animal shelter with people wrapped around the building… just waiting to surrender their animals. Larissa Gavin, originally from Wisconsin, founded Lola’s Lucky Day: dog rescue in 2015, and took this problem into consideration after understanding the trouble that states like Texas go...

Searching for new sources of antibiotics

Searching for new sources of antibiotics

Jessica Deegan, News Editor

April 17, 2018


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This is the first semester of many that Madison College will be involved in the search for new sources of antibiotics hidden in soil samples. The biology students who are working hard and applying their knowledge to his search are involved in the Small World Initiative (SWI). Jo Handelsman, who is...

How can CPR stop guns? Santorum’s comments on gun violence protests are way off the mark

How can CPR stop guns? Santorum’s comments on gun violence protests are way off the mark

Melyna Acosta, Staff Writer

April 17, 2018


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CPR cannot save someone who is bleeding to death from an AR-15 wound. This, unfortunately, is not something that falls under common sense for everyone, even former Republican senators. Rick Santorum, while on the live CNN panel “State Of The Union,” declared that there’s a much more effective...

Can you really boycott Facebook, Google and Apple?

Can you really boycott Facebook, Google and Apple?

Megan Binkley, Opinions Editor

April 17, 2018


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Over the last few weeks, a number of articles and opinion pieces have popped up about growing antipathy toward Facebook, Google, Apple, and big tech in general. Facebook, already on a downward trend for the last half-decade, was recently involved in a scandal with Cambridge Analytica (a partnership...

Sargent speaks on the luxury item tax of menstrual products

Sargent speaks on the luxury item tax of menstrual products

Adrienne Oliva, Editor in Chief

April 17, 2018


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State Rep. Melissa Sargent believes that menstrual products should be free and accessible in all public bathrooms, including the ones at Madison College, because they are a basic public health need. “No one is asking ‘how much does it cost?’ to be providing toilet paper or hand soap in the budgets...

Monks create their artwork in Truax Campus Gateway

Monks create their artwork in Truax Campus Gateway

Adrienne Oliva, Editor in Chief

April 4, 2018


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Multiple Monks work hours at a time hunched over a black table to create a mandala painting entirely made of sand. They prove their patience for their craft through the scraping of their Chak-purs. They scrape hard enough to assure just a few granules of sand come out at a time to put in the precise...

UW-Stevens Point turns its back on humanities majors

UW-Stevens Point turns its back on humanities majors

Dylan Martin, Graphic Designer

April 4, 2018


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Perhaps you’ve heard about the latest proposal from the UW school in Stevens Point. After all, it has been grabbing the unassuming central-Wisconsin town some national attention, including making headlines at The Washington Post, but for all the wrong reasons. The school announced a plan to cut...

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