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Curbside due to COVID

The red bags hold up to 10 lbs of food for students available at the college's drive-up food pantry sites.

Chris Bird, Managing Editor

September 16, 2020

The Cupboard Student Food Pantries opened up for the semester on Sept. 1 at Truax Campus and Sept. 3 at Goodman South Campus. The food pantry services, which first started at Truax almost a year ago, have been providing students with a source of food available once a week as well as infor...


A U.S. flag recovered from the 9/11 attacks is displayed by New York City Police officers and firefighters during the ceremony marking the 10th anniversary of the terrorists attack in 2011.

Kyle Kunz, Sports Editor 

September 16, 2020

At 8:46 am E.T. on September 11, 2001 American Airlines Flight 11 struck the north tower of the World Trade Center. 17 minutes later at 9:03 a second plane hits the south tower. Smoke and flames are seen streaming out of the cracked and broken windows. People are seen streaming out of and away from the W...

Love Trumps Money  

A mural on a wall in Brooklyn, N.Y., reminds people of the importance of love.

Paige Zezulka, Copy Editor

September 16, 2020

Love is something that exists deep within all living creatures. It is a natural occurring essence, flowing ever so freely inside of us constantly. It is a core part of our being that brings affection to our souls; giving humans a gift to be compassionate, kind and rise with positivity. Love, itself, ...

‘Bill and Ted face the music’: A most impressive adventure 


Eimy Gonzalez , Staff Writer 

September 16, 2020

The ultimate best of friends Bill and Ted come back to the big screen after almost 30 years to surprise us with another of their most excellent adventures.   This time, Director Dean Parisot takes on the task to recreate the fantastic lives of these dudes now in a future desperate of union AND saving.  Parisot truly satisfied my expectations by bringing Bill & Ted’s original cast into motion. Keanu Reeves, ...

Quinn Lukens to lead women’s volleyball

Quinn Lukens is new coach of the WolfPack volleyball team.

Kaleia Lawrence, Opinion Editor

September 16, 2020

When it comes to coaches, the women’s volleyball program has seen many of them in the past few years. After Ashely Davis’ leave in 2018, Jeffery Thomas was hired on. He left after one season on short notice, leaving the assistant coaches, Lindsey Swansby, Emily DeJarlais, and Sydney Toon to fill...

Still here for you

Student Program Advisor Ellie Rome helps students check into the Truax building.

Cassandra Cullen, Radio Production Manager

September 2, 2020

With COVID-19 changing the way classes are attended, the services offered to students have changed, too. Though some will be remote only, like counseling services, there will be limited in-person contact with others who aren’t attending virtually. These include advising, financial aid, and career se...

From Madison College to The Grifter’s Club 

Sarah Blaskey, far left, is one of four Miami Herald reporters who collaborated on a book about President Trump called

Mackenzie Moore, News Editor

September 2, 2020

Sarah Blaskey, an investigative reporter for the Miami Herald and author of “The Grifter’s Club,” did not take a traditional path.   After transferring to UW-Madison from Madison College, she chose to drop out in favor of a new experience.  “I moved to Latin America thinking...

Battling COVID-19 conspiracies

Illustration by Maia Lathrop

Kaleia Lawrence, Opinion Editor

August 31, 2020

The U.S. economy was doing well, and that’s why the Chinese government released the coronavirus. They were spraying it via aerosol cans to unknowing persons in airports. The government killed the people spraying it to clean up all the loose ends. This sounds like a great sci-fi horror film, but n...

Powerful paintings

Madison artist Tony Catteruccia created a number of the murals in downtown Madison this summer, including this depiction of Angela Davis and a panther.

Hailey Griffin, Arts Editor

August 31, 2020

Downtown Madison has undergone a transformation similar to the one that society has experienced in the past several months. The Mural Project, orchestrated by Madison Arts Program Administrator, Karin Wolf, has allowed for local artists like Tony Catteruccia to enact that transformation. Days after...

NJCAA shifts fall sports to spring semester

Madison College’s volleyball team, show in action during the fall 2019 season, will have to wait until the spring semester to compete this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kaleia Lawrence, Opinion Editor

August 31, 2020

Madison College Athletics has seen many changes since its start in 1965.  This fall will see the biggest change that’s happened yet. There will be no fall sports. The National Junior College Athletic Association announced that all fall sports will be postponed until the spring.  Te...

Former Madison College student named a Harry Truman Scholar.

Former Student Senate President Tina Marshalek

Kaleia Lawrence, Staff Writer

May 7, 2020

Former Madison College Student Senate President Tina Marshalek was recently named a Harry Truman Scholar. The prestigious academic title comes with a scholarship to support her studies in community and nonprofit leadership and political science at UW-Madison. She is one of the winners out of 190 national...

Response to COVID-19 draws protest

Protestors march outside the State Capitol at the end of April opposing the extension of the “safer-at-home” order.

Michelle Ledesma Ceron, Staff Writer

May 7, 2020

Early in Wisconsin’s battle against the new coronavirus, Gov. Tony Evers advocated for people to social distance to try to slow the rate of infection, give hospitals time to prepare and protect vulnerable populations. On March 25, Evers directed the Department of Health Services to institute a “safer-at-home...

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