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Students visit the STEM Center open house at the Truax Campus earlier this month.

STEM Center open house forges curiosity

Amelia Mieczkowski, Staff Writer September 26, 2023

The STEM Center kicked off its Open House on Sept. 7 with refreshments, science-logic-based board games, drawing with 3-D pens, a 'swag' giveaway and their newest technological editions on display.    Visitors...

Brittany Czarnecki, a peer coordinator student employee, assists students in the colleges Career and Employment Center.

Student employment opportunities

Kelly Feng, Editor in Chief September 26, 2023

Once students settle into the school year routines, they often consider part-time employment, and there is no shortage of job opportunities on the Madison College campuses.  Campus jobs are a great...

Jessica Witham, left, rehearses a scene from The Women of Lockerbie. (Photo provided to The Clarion)

Performing Arts program plans 2 shows this fall, musical in spring

Paige Shapiro, Opinions Editor September 26, 2023

The Madison College Performing Arts is presenting a play called “The Women of Lockerbie” in October, another play called “Bus Stop" in December and a musical called “Rock of Ages” in March. Karen...

Madison College student Joan Keizer crafts armor that gets put to the test in Historical European Martial Arts events.

Forging a living manuscript

Kai Brito, Staff Writer September 26, 2023

Not every college student can say that they own a set of self-forged plate armor, but Joan Keizer can shoulder that honor. Over the summer, about once a month on Saturday mornings, she dons her metal suit...

Madison College Athletic Director Jason Verhelst crosses the soccer field after a recent match.

Leading the WolfPack from a student-athlete perspective

Kelly Feng, Editor in Chief September 26, 2023

Despite his success in his 23 years at Madison College filling different athletic department roles, Jason Verhelst isn’t about to take a victory lap. He wants to tackle several areas, including the...

U.S. Department of Education Assistant Secretary Amy Loyd, Under Secretary James Kvaal and Deputy Secretary Cindy Marten speaking at the Unlocking Pathways Summit hosted at Madison College earlier this month.

Unlocking pathways to higher education

Kai Brito, Staff Writer August 28, 2023

Last week officials from the U.S. Depart-ment of Education, U.S. Department of Commerce, and Jobs for the Future came to the Madison College Truax Campus for an education, industry and workforce development...

Supporters of affirmative action protest near the U.S. Supreme Court Building on Capitol Hill on June 29, 2023, in Washington, DC. (Anna Moneymaker / Getty Images / TNS)

Impact of affirmative action ruling

Claire Liddicoat , Staff Writer August 28, 2023

Within the hallowed halls of justice, where words carry the weight of a nation’s conscience, the United States Supreme Court has once again cut to the core of a contentious and consequential issue that...

The Bella Nock Circus Extreme Variety Show is a feast for the eyes, with stunning costumes and visual effects.

A breathtaking spectacle

Sierra Brunner, Staff Writer August 28, 2023

Bello Nock is a name synonymous with the circus. He is known as the "World's Greatest Daredevil" and has been performing in the circus for over 30 years. Nock's circus shows are not your average performance,...

Madison College middle blocker Courtney Gorum (9) waits for the serve during a match on Aug. 23 in Redsten Gymnasium.

From coach to player

Kelly Feng, Editor in Chief August 28, 2023

It started at a volleyball camp in the summer of 2022. It was an athletic skills camp where kids learned the ins and outs of volleyball and worked with experienced players. Courtney Gorum and Mallory Stone,...

The Clarion is starting an electronic newsletter this semester.

Our digital-first approach

Kelly Feng, Editor in Chief August 16, 2023

A lot happens within the Madison College community. The Clarion wants you to know about it quickly, so we're launching an electronic newsletter.  According to Pew Research, more than eight in ten...

Hello, my name is not that

What’s in a deadname for transgender students?

Kai Brito, Contributor May 2, 2023

Theodore Ouriel Shulman is a high-achieving student at Madison College. He has earned Dean’s List honors, is enrolled in the Honors Program and currently serves as the Vice President-Elect of Public...

Members of the Executive Leadership Team celebrate being named Outstanding Student Organization of the Year. (Clarion Staff Photo)

Event was a celebration of the success of students

Kelly Feng, Managing Editor May 2, 2023

The Student Success Awards Program celebrates the outstanding achievements of many of our students at Madison College. The annual event was on Thursday, April 27. Over 90 students were nominated in the...

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