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Arboretum offers multiple volunteer opportunities

The UW-Madison Arboretum offers volunteer opportunities for those interested in seeing what working with plants in an outdoor setting is like.

Britton Downing, Contributor

January 22, 2020

Susan Carpenter is the UW-Madison Arboretum’s native plant gardener and is in charge of coordinating volunteer opportunities in the gardens. This is no small task. The University of Wisconsin–Madison Arboretum website states “The UW–Madison Arboretum is an outdoor ecological laboratory. The advanceme...

I do not want a ‘dream job,’ just a real job

I do not want  a 'dream job,' just a real job

Britton Downing, Contributor

January 22, 2020

I recently had a conversation with a friend of mine who is a millennial. He had asked what my career goals were, and we were soon talking education, life goals, and pathways. At a certain point in the conversation I took an unexpected pivot (unexpected even to myself); I started railing furiously abo...

Journalism students will study in Kenya

Journalism instructor Larry Hansen visits with students about the planned study abroad trip to Kenya at a promotional table in the Truax Cafeteria in December.

Emily Merlin, Social Media Editor

January 22, 2020

Being able to travel is a luxury not everyone can afford. Thankfully, Madison Area Technical College has made it easy and fairly affordable to study abroad. Madison College allows you to travel the globe at an inexpensive price. You can travel to Italy, Ireland, Austria, Spain, and so many more fascinat...

Fitness center expansion will require removal of pool

he upcoming Truax Campus fitness center remodel will require the closure of the campus pool.

Andrew Kicmol, Editor Emeritus

December 12, 2019

Madison College fitness center will be going through a remodel. Just like the rest of the college did, the fitness center will be updated and turned into a whole new modern example for the 21st century. One big aspect of the remodel is the removal of the pool. The decision to remove the pool was ma...

“When They See Us” documentary a powerful look at racial injustice

Yusef Salem, played by Ethan Herrise (right), walks past a noisy crowd in “When They See Us.”

Amara Gobermann, Managing Editor

December 12, 2019

“When They See Us” is a truly heart tugging, 4-part series that I think everyone should watch. To give a light summary, a young white woman is brutally assaulted one night in Central Park. Five random, young black boys who are in the park on the same night are accused of the assault. None of them kn...

What’s in a name?

The Christmas tree in the Wisconsn State Capitol building.

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

Shoppers walk past signs advertising Black Friday sales at the GAP. As enticing as sales are, remember to stay within your holiday budget, reminds marketing instructor Kristen Uttech.

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

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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 ...

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Amara Gobermann, Managing Editor

November 27, 2019

Recently, I have been hearing the phrase "politically correct" a lot. Being politically correct. What does that mean exactly? Technically, 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...

Student on a mission to help other veterans

Brad Burt visits with a street musician during one of rounds visiting people along State Street in an attempt to connect with veterans who tend to frequent the area

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 dance group performs at the Asian American Student Association’s Hmong New Year celebration on Nov. 12.

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

The Madison College municipal band rehearses for an upcoming concert to be held at Madison College’s Mitby Theater on Dec. 6. at 7:30 p.m. The group will be joined by the college’s big band and jazz ensemble.

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...

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