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Van is student’s home and refuge by choice

Chris Bird, News Editor

November 27, 2019

Adam Schlub, also known as Val, studies web design at Madison College. He has aspirations to one day work in a research station up in Alaska. Val also lives in his van. Val says he chooses to live in his van, which he has adapted to his needs. There are several reasons he chooses this way of living...

Yusef Salaam visits Madison College

Dr. Yusef Salaam speaks in Mitby Theater at Madison College’s Truax Campus on Thursday, Nov. 7.

Amara Gobermann, Managing Editor

November 13, 2019

Madison College had the honor of having Dr. Yusef Salaam come and talk about his story and how he managed to live this struggle of being accused of a crime that he did not commit. For six years and eight months Dr. Salaam was incarcerated and let out on parole. About six years later the real rapist...

Nicotine in vaping pods at higher levels than cigarettes

A woman smokes an e-cigarette. (File photo)

Amara Gobermann, Managing Editor

November 13, 2019

Vaping isn’t that bad right? Wrong. There are a lot more health concerns that are not being shared openly with the public and to younger generations. We see multiple ways to vape now, there are juuls, small vapes with no button to push, big vapes with multiple buttons. We also have a huge variety of ...

A job that’s truly for the birds

A flock of pigeons takes flight on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 1.

Mandy Scheuer, Office Manager

November 13, 2019

A news story on CNN recently explained that 3 billion birds have died since the 1970s. What could have caused the death of that many birds? Could it be deforestation? Climate change? Feral animals, like cats? Are birds slamming into windows? Are they being shocked due to sitting on telephone wires?&...

Modern vocabulary of gender

Modern vocabulary of gender

Chris Bird, News Editor

November 13, 2019

Madison College recently held  an open meeting on the use of pronouns when it comes to addressing others while considering the evolving vocabulary associated with sex, gender, and sexuality. Members of the college community gathered in Truax Room C2408 to listen to and ask questions of Shea H., No...

This literary classic has a musical form

Madison College Performing Arts’ production of “Little Women the Broadway Musical” will open on Nov. 22.

Andrea Velazquez, Staff Writer

November 13, 2019

Madison College Performing Arts’ production of “Little Women the Broadway Musical” will be held the weekend before Thanksgiving. Directed by instructor Robin Fanfara, the musical brings an American literature classic to life. “Louisa May Alcott’s book is considered an American classic. If you are...

Vaping’s appeal to youth may bring about restrictions

A high school student uses a vaping device near a school campus. [File Photo]

Casey Anderson, Opinion Editor

November 13, 2019

With the heavy advertising and release of the Juul in 2015, vaping became a sensationalized activity that was extremely popular amongst teenagers and young adults. In high schools, it was easy to catch a student hiding a Juul up their sleeve during class or even taking frequent bathroom breaks to Juu...

Just feel the magic

Madison College Performing Arts is putting on the play, “Puffs,” on Oct. 30-Nov. 3, in Mitby Theater.

Andrew Kicmol, Editor Emeritus

October 31, 2019

If you’ve ever felt like a side character in someone else’s story, then “Puffs” is the story for you. Taking place in the world of Harry Potter, the show focuses on the characters of the lesser known house of Hufflepuff. While they are spectators to Harry’s heroics as he runs around and s...

Options available for those who drive electric vehicles

Madison College student Emily Dimond charges her car using one of the MGE charging stations at the college’s Truax Campus.

Britni Petitt, Photo Editor

October 31, 2019

Many students may not know it, but if you drive an electric vehicle, you can get it charged at Madison College. While most charging for electric vehicles happens at home, charging stations have been installed around the Madison area at businesses, schools, and other well-traveled locations. MGE installed two c...

Culture should never be a costume

Culture should never be a costume

Cassandra Cullen, Music Director

October 31, 2019

Halloween is fast approaching and with times changing, we, as a society, are becoming more aware that certain costumes are culturally insensitive. With older photos of Justin Trudeau in blackface coming to light across the internet, we are reminded that changing the color of your skin is never a Hallo...

‘Black and Blue’ takes on police corruption

Alicia (Naomie Harris) and Milo (Tyrese Gibson) in

Amara Gobermann, Managing Editor

October 31, 2019

On Thursday, October 24th the premiere of the new movie Black and Blue came out in theaters. If you have not seen the film yet I suggest you do that first, for there will be spoilers. The new, high action movie follows the intense crises that a new officer of New Orleans police department, Alicia West,...

Gibis overcomes battle with cancer, returns to baseball

Madison College baseball player Pierson Gibis was the inspiration for a blood drive that was held on campus this week. He is thankful for the donors who provided the more than 100 units of blood he required during his battle with cancer.

Christina Gordon, Sports Editor

October 31, 2019

When Pierson Gibis was diagnosed with cancer three years ago, the first thing he asked the doctors was if he could play baseball again.  When the doctors said yes, Gibis looked at this dad and told him “I’m going to go through this for a year, then take a year off to get my strength back. Th...

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