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Students put knowledge to the test during NASA visit last semester

Students put knowledge to the test during  NASA visit last semester

Jessica Deegan, News Editor

April 4, 2018


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When a sporadic opportunity was presented to two of Madison College’s students, they had to go out of their comfort zone, travel across the country and put their knowledge to the test while standing in the intimidating shadow of NASA engineers. Students Andrew Fedosky and Rysa Weigel-Sterr both...

Say Goodbye to Toys ‘R’ Us

Say Goodbye to Toys ‘R’ Us

Megan Behnke, Staff Writer

April 4, 2018


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After filing for bankruptcy in September 2017, 69-year-old toy giant, Toys ‘R’ Us, is officially closing all of its U.S. stores, including Babies ‘R’ Us. According to Business Insider, “The longer the stores stay open, the more rent Toys ‘R’ Us will owe to its landlords”, only needing...

ACLU visits Truax to talk poetry

ACLU visits Truax to talk poetry

Alison Malek, Staff Writer

April 4, 2018


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Madison College’s Yahara Journal hosted an intriguing, hands-on poetry workshop called Politics, Power and Poetry on Wednesday, March 21. To facilitate this workshop, they had invited Angie Trudell-Vasquez, Operations Coordinator for End Domestic Abuse, formerly an ACLU Specialist. This workshop...

Global Village, global mindset

Global Village, global mindset

Megan Binkley, Opinions Editor

March 20, 2018


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“Numbers 10, 115, 49, 72, 33, 42, 98, 7. Please stand up and come to the center of the circle.” Eight women rose slowly from the metal folding chairs. The rest of the group —20 other women, and one man — sat in silence in a large circle in a barn. A brisk Arkansas breeze sailed through from...

Speaker Ryan, we want real action

Speaker Ryan, we want real action

Megan Binkley, Opinions Editor

March 20, 2018


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It’s 7 a.m., and I’m pulling out of my parent’s driveway to head across town to campus, still thinking about the recent shooting in Parkland. My dad waves from our kitchen window. As I drive away, part of me wonders if I just said goodbye to my parents for the last time. During lecture, I have...

Do video games hurt people?

Do video games hurt people?

Andrew Kicmol, Staff Writer

March 20, 2018


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After the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting on Valentines Day, President Trump was quick to draw correlations between violent videogames and the rising rates of school gun violence. As someone who has spent a good amount of time playing video games, I can say that while I have raged at in-game characters...

Study shows drop in student voter registration

Study shows drop in student voter registration

Lucy Smith, Copy Editor

March 20, 2018


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Earlier this school year, a report by the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE) provided details on the registration and voting rates of students in federal elections since 2012 at more than 1,000 college nationwide. Madison College was one of the colleges that voluntarily participated...

Yahara Journal art show on display in the Truax Gallery through April 13

Yahara Journal art show on display in the Truax Gallery through April 13

Clarion Staff Report

March 20, 2018


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The Yahara Journal Student Art Show opened in the Truax Gallery earlier this month and will be on display through April 13. Featuring the work of 53 students, the show consists of 132 individual pieces, the most ever displayed in the annual show. A grand opening celebration is scheduled for Friday,...

Active shooter situations

Active shooter situations

Adrienne Oliva, Editor in Chief

February 27, 2018


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In Parkland, Florida, 17 people died in a school shooting earlier this month. This was the 18th school shooting within the span of the first 45 days of the year. As a large public school, it makes sense that there would be a variety of different reactions at Madison College to the recent events. For...

Bucky’s Tuition Promise move will make UW more accessible to students who aren’t already affluent

Bucky’s Tuition Promise move will make UW more accessible to students who aren’t already affluent

Megan Binkley, Opinions Editor

February 27, 2018


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In the last several years, UW Madison’s institutional identity as a civic and social leader seems to have come up against a lot of contradictions. In 2015, the Badger Herald described the UW as a campus where “racial slurs and prejudices permeate Yik Yak [an anonymous social media platform]…and...

Sharing his life lessons, Mike Mayfield encourages athletes to strive for the best at everything they do

Sharing his life lessons, Mike Mayfield encourages athletes to strive for the best at everything they do

Lucy Smith, Copy Editor

February 27, 2018


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Among the many lessons Mike Mayfield imparts through basketball, being the best at what you do stands out because it isn’t just something Mayfield teaches, but something he lives. When he was younger he couldn’t even stand basketball because as he says, he was a baseball guy. He would see the crowds...

Instructors venture to Antarctica to work on weather stations

Instructors venture to Antarctica to work on weather stations

Adrienne Oliva, Editor in Chief

February 27, 2018


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Madison College instructors Matthew Lazzara and Andy Kurth made sure to leave a part of Madison College behind as they left the icy shelves of Antarctica “There is a Madison College piece of equipment that is running in Antarctica as we speak,” said Lazzara. The Madison College students aided...

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