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A local and global issue

A local and global issue

Hunter Turpin, Staff Writer

February 20, 2020

“Human trafficking is not only prevalent, but it’s pervasive in Dane county and in Madison, and that’s why I’m here; if we don’t accept that it is an issue we will never put an end to it.” This is how presenter, Ron Heinrich, described human trafficking’s proximity to Madison. Human tra...

Survey has brought about change on campus

Students take the Student Satisfaction Inventory Survey on campus on Feb. 17

Paige Zezulka, Staff Writer

February 20, 2020

Beginning on Feb. 17 through March 6, Madison College is giving their students a way to share their voice. The Ruffalo Noel Levitz survey is a student satisfaction survey available for those who are completing degree credit courses. Students will be receiving an invitation via email to complete the ...

‘Madison College Talks’ a powerful series

Madison College Climate and Culture Program Coordinator Jimmy Cheffen Jr. talks about programing the Office of Equity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement plans to bring to campus.

Shia Aaron L Fisher, Contributor

February 20, 2020

The Equity, Inclusion and Community Engagement department at Madison College has been busy organizing events and programs for community members and Madison College students. Jimmy Cheffen Jr. is the Climate & Culture Program Coordinator for the department and works closely with Vice President, Lu...

Reactions to performance were predictable, but way off base

Singers Shakira and Jennifer Lopez perform during the Pepsi Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show at Hard Rock Stadium on February 02, 2020 in Miami, Florida.

Ezra Peters, Staff Writer

February 20, 2020

Every February, families and friends alike gather around their TVs with snacks and games to watch the sporting event of the year – a football game called the Super Bowl. The Super Bowl is one of the most watched television events in the world, but its popularity cannot solely be attributed to the game i...

Baseball assistant gets job with Rockies organization

Trevor Burmeister, an assistant baseball coach at Madison College for more than three years, has been hired by the Grand Junction Rockies to be their hitting coach.

Christina Gordon, Sports Editor

February 20, 2020

  Every coach dreams about coaching in the Major Leagues.  Former Madison College Assistant Coach Trevor Burmeister is one step closer to that. Burmeister recently accepted a position with the Grand Junction Rockies as their hitting coach.  Grand Junction Rockies are a part of the Pion...

Flu still the bigger threat

Flu still the bigger threat

Britni Petitt & Mandy Scheuer, Photo Editor & Office Manager

February 5, 2020

A new virus has made its global debut and as a result, people wonder if they should be concerned. According to Dr. Ryan Westergaard, chief medical officer at the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, the normal flu is more of a concern here in Wisconsin, where most of the state has high influenz...

More to health than physical well being

More to health than physical well being

Casey Anderson, Opinion Editor

February 5, 2020

Physical education in schools must teach more than just standards of physical wellness, but mental wellness, too. I find a lot of students dread gym courses, especially in grade school. I think this is because gym courses are constructed to achieve a standard of endurance or physicality that can be stress...

Efforts to increase student voting rates earn recognition for college

Senate advisor Ellie Rome, left, and Dr. Howard Spearman, Vice President of Student Affairs, accept an award on behalf of Madison College from the All In Campus Democraty Challenge.

Chris Bird, News Editor

February 5, 2020

Madison College received an award for student voter participation from the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge at their award ceremony in Washington D.C. on Nov. 12. Madison College was given the Best In Class Award for two year public institutions, which was received for having the highest voting rate o...

Latin dance sessions

Luis Armacanqui(middle right) and his dance partner Audra (middle left) walk through the cha-cha-cha with the rest of the class.

Hailey Griffin, Arts Editor

February 5, 2020

It’s Thursday night. It’s almost the end of the week, and you’ve had a long day at work. You feel like a night out on the town is much needed, but there aren’t many places that cater to the Thursday night crowd. Never fear; Robinia Courtyard’s Latin dance jam sessions are just what you’ve...

Edgar Kunz presents his story to Madison College

Edgar Kunz reads from his book “Tap Out” in the Intercultural Exchange at the Truax Campus, Room C1430. The event was sponsored by the Yahara Journal.

Paige Zezulka, Staff Writer

February 5, 2020

Edgar Kunz, a poet known for his 2019 book of poems, Tap Out, shared his story to Madison College on Thursday, Jan. 30. The Intercultural Exchange Room C1430 was filled with an audience of students and staff. Kunz connected to the crowd on a personal level. At times the room fell silent, as the poet u...

FarmBot arrives at Madison College

Madison College’s STEM Center is adding a robotic farming machine called FarmBot, that works on raised garden beds.

Paige Zezulka, Staff Writer

January 22, 2020

The FarmBot, a robotic farming machine that plants, waters and weeds crops, will be arriving at Madison College at the end of January. Students and staff of the STEM Center have been getting prepared for the initial set up that will begin indoors. It will be stationed in Room A2025 on the second floor ...

Resolve not to give up

New Year's resolutions can be overwhelming. Just keep things simple and don't give up to achieve your goals.

Casey Anderson, Opinion Editor

January 22, 2020

Oh man, I know we have all been there before. “This new year, I’m going to work out every morning! Like, for real this time!” You start out ecstatic for this new change, a new, improved ‘you’ this year, a you that wants to show everyone what you are made of. But...7.A.M. flashes across your mercilessly...

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