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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...

Caring for your mental health during quarantine

Social isolation creates added stress for many people, despite our ability to connect virtually.

Hailey Griffin, Opinions Editor

May 7, 2020

For some, quarantining prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic has provided an opportunity for people to spend more time with their families at home. For others, quarantining prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted their work life, their home life, their social life, and their school life. Those...

Life without live music

Musician Dana Perry

Mackenzie Moore, Staff Writer

May 7, 2020

Since Wisconsin’s bars and restaurants closed for in-house dining on March 17, it hasn’t only been bartenders, servers, and cooks who have had to come to terms with increased financial instability. In addition, freelance musicians within the state have lost all of their booked shows until further...

Hunting for hearts

Hearts decorate the windows of St. Mary’s operating room in Madison.

Krista Olson-Lehman, Staff Writer

April 22, 2020

You may have noticed them popping up in people’s windows in your neighborhood, on closed businesses, in the windows of a health care facility: Hearts. Across Madison and across the country, people are putting up hearts in their windows for people walking by to see. Some have even added a hashtag...

Mindfulness and stress reductions workshops offered

An Experiencing Mindfulness and Stress Reduction session held in 2015 is led by Amy Nicolson, center.

Mandy Scheuer, Office Manager

April 22, 2020

When you see the phrase Somatic Experiencing Mindfulness, you might wonder, "What exactly is that?" No need to ask Google. Just check in with Madison College’s expert, Amy C. Nicholson, a therapeutic massage instructor at the college. For starters, this form of meditation happens in the Autonomic...

The best podcasts to keep you motivated during quarantine

The best podcasts to keep you motivated during quarantine

Tessa Morhardt, Editor in Chief

April 22, 2020

This past couple of weeks I have been listening to motivational podcasts. Not only do they help pass time, but they also help lift my mood these days. It’s good background noise while working on different projects The top 6 podcasts that have really been motivating me these past days have been “Be...

COVID-19 pandemic Illustrates the effect that humans have on the environment

A NASA satellite images show a decrease in pollution in China.

Hailey Griffin, Arts Editor

April 22, 2020

This year, Earth Day will be different from Earth Day in previous years. Shelter-in-place orders prompted by COVID-19 will prevent you from attending any outdoor Earth Day seminars or activities. Schools, parks, restaurants, malls and other businesses have closed, limiting our consumption, preventing...

DNR Closes State Parks in Wisconsin—Perhaps It Was the Right Move

A sign outside Blue Mound State Park indicates that the park is closed indefinitely.

Hailey Griffin, Arts Editor

April 22, 2020

On Friday, April 10th, Governor Tony Evers directed the DNR to shut down state parks and recreational areas across Wisconsin. Here’s a list of the parks that are closed. Evers’ decision was prompted by a large increase in the amounts of people attending state parks and recreational areas, alo...

How COVID-19 Is Affecting Students in the Service Industry

Vintage Brewing Company in downtown Madison is one of many services that have been closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Students who rely on the service industry for their income are feeling the financial pinch.

Hailey Griffin, Arts Editor

April 8, 2020

The COVID-19 virus has severely impacted the way that people all over the world go about their day-to-day lives. In China, Wuhan (the initial source of the COVID-19 outbreak) and several other cities have been quarantined in attempts to control the spread of the virus. In Italy, the government...

OUR VIEW: Sacrificing health and safety for the sake of our Economy is unbelievable

Clarion illustration by Anica Graney

Chris Bird, News Editor

April 8, 2020

There have been plenty of concerns and opinions being shared surrounding the Covid-19 situation in America and how we should all be proceeding in these difficult times. One debate that seems to come up again and again is the question of whether we should continue to enforce social distancing and the...

Madison restaurants open for takeout, curbside pick-up and delivery

Texas Roadhouse is one of many Madison area restaurants to add a curbside pick up option during the coronavirus pandemic.

Hailey Griffin, Arts Editor

April 8, 2020

In lieu of the COVID-19 pandemic, restaurants across the state have closed dine-in services for the foreseeable future. Luckily, there are still ways to order food from our favorite restaurants. The Wisconsin Restaurant Association website provides listings for countless restaurants that are still...

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