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Can you really boycott Facebook, Google and Apple?

Can you really boycott Facebook, Google and Apple?

Megan Binkley, Opinions Editor

April 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Over the last few weeks, a number of articles and opinion pieces have popped up about growing antipathy toward Facebook, Google, Apple, and big tech in general. Facebook, already on a downward trend for the last half-decade, was recently involved in a scandal with Cambridge Analytica (a partnership...

Sargent speaks on the luxury item tax of menstrual products

Sargent speaks on the luxury item tax of menstrual products

Adrienne Oliva, Editor in Chief

April 17, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

State Rep. Melissa Sargent believes that menstrual products should be free and accessible in all public bathrooms, including the ones at Madison College, because they are a basic public health need. “No one is asking ‘how much does it cost?’ to be providing toilet paper or hand soap in the budgets...

Monks create their artwork in Truax Campus Gateway

Monks create their artwork in Truax Campus Gateway

Adrienne Oliva, Editor in Chief

April 4, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

Multiple Monks work hours at a time hunched over a black table to create a mandala painting entirely made of sand. They prove their patience for their craft through the scraping of their Chak-purs. They scrape hard enough to assure just a few granules of sand come out at a time to put in the precise...

UW-Stevens Point turns its back on humanities majors

UW-Stevens Point turns its back on humanities majors

Dylan Martin, Graphic Designer

April 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Perhaps you’ve heard about the latest proposal from the UW school in Stevens Point. After all, it has been grabbing the unassuming central-Wisconsin town some national attention, including making headlines at The Washington Post, but for all the wrong reasons. The school announced a plan to cut...

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


Filed under News, Top Stories

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


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

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


Filed under Arts & Culture, Top Stories

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


Filed under News, Top Stories

“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


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

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


Filed under News, Top Stories

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


Filed under Arts & Culture, Top Stories

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,...

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