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Candice Cardoza wants to help first generation students find success

Candice Cardoza wants  to help first generation  students find success

Brian Lawler, News Editor

August 29, 2018


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This semester, students will be seeing a friendly, smiling face throughout the halls and around the Student Life offices. Candice Cardoza will be easing into her new role as a Student Program Advisor. In her new role, Cardoza hopes to help create programs and a stronger campus community for students...

News of a lake of water deep below surface of Mars draws only yawns

News of a lake of water deep below surface of Mars draws only yawns

Joseph Craker, Staff Writer

August 29, 2018


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This past month has played host to an amazing discovery of a lake deep below the surface of Mars.  While astronomers in particular would argue that this is an extremely important and unique discovery, everyone else is sick of it. At first I thought that I might have been misremembering a previous...

‘Christopher Robin’ takes us back to a time of fewer worries

‘Christopher Robin’ takes us back to a time of fewer worries

Matt Withers, Arts Editor

August 29, 2018


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It’s hard to pin down the exact joy that nostalgia brings us. For me it’s a joy that takes me back to before I ever had to worry about school, keeping up with social pressure, and the million other things that can cause stress in a college student’s life. Like a breath of fresh air, Disney’s...

Women’s soccer team sets sights on nationals

Women’s soccer team sets sights on nationals

Andrew Kicmol, Editor in Chief

August 29, 2018


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The Madison College women’s soccer team will have 14 incoming players this season and will look to build on the success that last year’s team had. Last season, the team experienced many firsts, including the first N4C title in program history and its first-ever NJCAA Region IV title and its first...

Starbucks controversy stirs debate

Starbucks controversy stirs debate

Megan Behnke, Staff Writer

May 1, 2018


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On April 12, a Philadelphia Starbucks came under scrutiny after an employee called the police on two black men who refused to leave the café after using the restroom without having purchased any drinks. They were just waiting for a friend to meet them there. A video surfaced online of the arrest,...

New scholarship established for LGBTQA+ students

New scholarship established for LGBTQA+ students

Adrienne Oliva, Editor in Chief

May 1, 2018


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LGBTQA+ students at Madison College will soon have a specific scholarship available to them. The scholarship came as a donation from QBE, a national insurance company, to assist LGBTQA+ students in paying for their education at Madison College. Julia Haseleu, committee chair of the Rainbow Scholarship,...

South Campus fundraiser a hit

South Campus fundraiser a hit

Andrew Kicmol, Staff Writer

May 1, 2018


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Madison South Campus had a fundraiser on Friday April 20 to help raise money for the construction of a new South Campus. To help fund raise, the college had the Spanish language radio station, La Movida, do a live broadcast. The small library of South Campus was turned into a radio studio for the...

Cornille heading to Heartland

Cornille heading to Heartland

Jessica Deegan, News Editor

May 1, 2018


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After working at Madison College for nearly 18 years, Dr. Keith Cornille will soon start a new chapter of life as the president of Heartland Community College in Illinois. Although his transition will be hard, Cornille looks forward to living closer to his father and getting to see his brothers and...

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ pulls together much of the Marvel Universe

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ pulls together much of the Marvel Universe

Matt Withers, Arts Editor

May 1, 2018


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After 10 years and 18 movies, it’s all been leading up to this. “Avengers: Infinity War” promised to be the biggest movie ever presented by the Marvel Cinematic Universe … and it delivered. Since I think a lot of this movies strengths rely on surprise, I’m going to try and keep this review...

Students help rescued pets: Volunteers transport pets, help find homes

Students help rescued pets: Volunteers transport pets, help find homes

Jessica Deegan, News Editor

April 17, 2018


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Imagine an animal shelter with people wrapped around the building… just waiting to surrender their animals. Larissa Gavin, originally from Wisconsin, founded Lola’s Lucky Day: dog rescue in 2015, and took this problem into consideration after understanding the trouble that states like Texas go...

Searching for new sources of antibiotics

Searching for new sources of antibiotics

Jessica Deegan, News Editor

April 17, 2018


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This is the first semester of many that Madison College will be involved in the search for new sources of antibiotics hidden in soil samples. The biology students who are working hard and applying their knowledge to his search are involved in the Small World Initiative (SWI). Jo Handelsman, who is...

How can CPR stop guns? Santorum’s comments on gun violence protests are way off the mark

How can CPR stop guns? Santorum’s comments on gun violence protests are way off the mark

Melyna Acosta, Staff Writer

April 17, 2018


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CPR cannot save someone who is bleeding to death from an AR-15 wound. This, unfortunately, is not something that falls under common sense for everyone, even former Republican senators. Rick Santorum, while on the live CNN panel “State Of The Union,” declared that there’s a much more effective...

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