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What’s in a name?

What’s in  a name?

Krista Olson-Lehman, Staff Writer

December 12, 2019

Governor Tony Evers made a stir unveiling the theme for this year’s State Capitol holiday tree: “Celebrate Science.” The controversy wasn’t the theme for the tree, but what he called the tree: holiday tree. Originally coined a Christmas tree when first displayed in 1916 in the capitol rotunda, th...

Holiday spending can place a strain on students’ budgets

Holiday spending can place a strain on students’ budgets

Chris Bird, News Editor

December 12, 2019

The holiday season is here, and that means that everyone is going to feel the pressure to get gifts for their friends and loved ones. The holidays don’t have to drain your bank account, though, there are lots of ways to keep costs down. Kristen Uttech, marketing professor at Madison College, has advice ...

Too divided to even talk about politics

Too divided to even talk about politics

Britni Petitt, Photo Editor

December 12, 2019

In recent weeks, every other headline seems to have something to do with the impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump or the upcoming presidential election. As a nation, this is huge news.  Generally, college campuses tend to be breeding grounds for political debate. Interestingly, chatter ...

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...

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