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Try being blunt and bold

Try being blunt and bold

Amara Gobermann, Managing Editor

November 27, 2019

Recently I have been hearing this term a lot. Being politically correct. What does that mean exactly? The phrase politically correct is used to describe language, policies, or measures that are intended to avoid offense or disadvantage to members of particular groups in society. From my experience, ...

Student on a mission to help other veterans

Student on a mission to help other  veterans

Tara Olivia Martens, Staff Writer

November 27, 2019

Veterans Day is a day that brings feeling of gratitude, reverence, and sorrow from the loss of loved ones who served for the United States. For student Bradley Burt, being a veteran and a full-time student remains a mission to set an example and encourage veterans to stay connected to society and t...

A celebration of culture

A celebration of culture

Antilica Xiong, Staff Writer

November 27, 2019

The Asian American Student Association of Madison College hosted a Hmong New Year on Nov. 12. The night consisted of many musical performances including dancers and singers along with an educational guest speaker Xai Soua Vang. During his presentation, Vang spoke about a video he recorded of his jour...

3 Madison College groups to perform holiday concert on Dec. 6

3 Madison College groups to perform holiday concert on Dec. 6

Andrew Kicmol, Editor Emeritus

November 27, 2019

The holidays are right around the corner, which means holiday music is right around the corner too.  Madison College will be getting into the holiday spirit with a three-group concert in Mitby Theater featuring the Madison College jazz ensemble, the Madison College municipal band and Madison College b...

Van is student’s home and refuge by choice

Van is student’s home and refuge by choice

Chris Bird, News Editor

November 27, 2019

Adam Schlub, also known as Val, studies web design at Madison College. He has aspirations to one day work in a research station up in Alaska. Val also lives in his van. Val says he chooses to live in his van, which he has adapted to his needs. There are several reasons he chooses this way of living...

Yusef Salaam visits Madison College

Yusef Salaam visits Madison College

Amara Gobermann, Managing Editor

November 13, 2019

Madison College had the honor of having Dr. Yusef Salaam come and talk about his story and how he managed to live this struggle of being accused of a crime that he did not commit. For six years and eight months Dr. Salaam was incarcerated and let out on parole. About six years later the real rapist...

Nicotine in vaping pods at higher levels than cigarettes

Nicotine in vaping pods at higher levels than cigarettes

Amara Gobermann, Managing Editor

November 13, 2019

Vaping isn’t that bad right? Wrong. There are a lot more health concerns that are not being shared openly with the public and to younger generations. We see multiple ways to vape now, there are juuls, small vapes with no button to push, big vapes with multiple buttons. We also have a huge variety of ...

A job that’s truly for the birds

A job that’s truly for the birds

Mandy Scheuer, Office Manager

November 13, 2019

A news story on CNN recently explained that 3 billion birds have died since the 1970s. What could have caused the death of that many birds? Could it be deforestation? Climate change? Feral animals, like cats? Are birds slamming into windows? Are they being shocked due to sitting on telephone wires?&...

Modern vocabulary of gender

Modern vocabulary of gender

Chris Bird, News Editor

November 13, 2019

Madison College recently held  an open meeting on the use of pronouns when it comes to addressing others while considering the evolving vocabulary associated with sex, gender, and sexuality. Members of the college community gathered in Truax Room C2408 to listen to and ask questions of Shea H., No...

This literary classic has a musical form

This literary classic has a musical form

Andrea Velazquez, Staff Writer

November 13, 2019

Madison College Performing Arts’ production of “Little Women the Broadway Musical” will be held the weekend before Thanksgiving. Directed by instructor Robin Fanfara, the musical brings an American literature classic to life. “Louisa May Alcott’s book is considered an American classic. If you are...

Vaping’s appeal to youth may bring about restrictions

Vaping’s appeal to youth may bring about restrictions

Casey Anderson, Opinion Editor

November 13, 2019

With the heavy advertising and release of the Juul in 2015, vaping became a sensationalized activity that was extremely popular amongst teenagers and young adults. In high schools, it was easy to catch a student hiding a Juul up their sleeve during class or even taking frequent bathroom breaks to Juu...

Just feel the magic

Just feel the magic

Andrew Kicmol, Editor Emeritus

October 31, 2019

If you’ve ever felt like a side character in someone else’s story, then “Puffs” is the story for you. Taking place in the world of Harry Potter, the show focuses on the characters of the lesser known house of Hufflepuff. While they are spectators to Harry’s heroics as he runs around and s...

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