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Active shooter situations

Active shooter situations

Adrienne Oliva, Editor in Chief

February 27, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

In Parkland, Florida, 17 people died in a school shooting earlier this month. This was the 18th school shooting within the span of the first 45 days of the year. As a large public school, it makes sense that there would be a variety of different reactions at Madison College to the recent events. For...

Bucky’s Tuition Promise move will make UW more accessible to students who aren’t already affluent

Bucky’s Tuition Promise move will make UW more accessible to students who aren’t already affluent

Megan Binkley, Opinions Editor

February 27, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

In the last several years, UW Madison’s institutional identity as a civic and social leader seems to have come up against a lot of contradictions. In 2015, the Badger Herald described the UW as a campus where “racial slurs and prejudices permeate Yik Yak [an anonymous social media platform]…and...

Sharing his life lessons, Mike Mayfield encourages athletes to strive for the best at everything they do

Sharing his life lessons, Mike Mayfield encourages athletes to strive for the best at everything they do

Lucy Smith, Copy Editor

February 27, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Among the many lessons Mike Mayfield imparts through basketball, being the best at what you do stands out because it isn’t just something Mayfield teaches, but something he lives. When he was younger he couldn’t even stand basketball because as he says, he was a baseball guy. He would see the crowds...

Instructors venture to Antarctica to work on weather stations

Instructors venture to Antarctica to work on weather stations

Adrienne Oliva, Editor in Chief

February 27, 2018


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Madison College instructors Matthew Lazzara and Andy Kurth made sure to leave a part of Madison College behind as they left the icy shelves of Antarctica “There is a Madison College piece of equipment that is running in Antarctica as we speak,” said Lazzara. The Madison College students aided...

Former Downtown Writing Center coordinator helps open new brewery: Working Draft Brewery

Former Downtown Writing Center coordinator helps open new brewery: Working Draft Brewery

Adrienne Oliva, Editor in Chief

February 27, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Top Stories

Ryan Browne’s passion for brewing beer began as a grad student in Alabama in 2005. He was motivated to create a stronger drink than the 5.5% beer that was available to him at the time. His first batch of home brewed beer attracted a party of everyone from friends to faculty, and since then, Browne as valu...

Student Senator strives to help other transgender students

Student Senator strives to help other transgender students

Adrienne Oliva, Editor in Chief

February 13, 2018


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Growing up as a transgender man, Shawn Padley had difficulty finding role models that he could look up to. As a member of an often under represented community, Padley had to work to find successful transgender individuals. Once he did, it helped him realize his own potential. “That showed me...

Standing in solidarity with victims of abuse

Standing in solidarity with victims of abuse

Megan Behnke, Staff Writer

February 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Sexual abuse has always been a sensitive topic. Once considered a taboo subject, the last 10 years have seen a drastic increase in the number of victims who have chosen to speak out about their experiences. These accounts are often shared in the hopes of raising awareness about the prevalence of sexual...

Dealing with concussions

Dealing with concussions

Andrew Kicmol, Staff Writer

February 13, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Diving for a ball and hitting her head, Peyton Trapino got up thinking nothing of it. As a basketball player for Madison College, she’s used to throwing herself into the fray. Though bleeding from her head, she wasn’t too concerned, just ready for the next play. Finishing the game and going...

Grant sparks innovation

Grant sparks innovation

Jessica Deegan, News Editor

February 13, 2018


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Madison College’s welding program received their first innovation grant, and is now exploring various ways to introduce robotic welding into their curriculum. Although robotic welding has always been around, it hasn’t always been a noticeable piece within the employers in the Madison College district....

Photographer helps preserve natural beauty (Faculty Profile: Mario Quintana)

Photographer helps preserve  natural beauty (Faculty Profile: Mario Quintana)

Matt Dippong, Staff Writer

February 13, 2018


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For Mario Quintana, a picture is worth much more than a thousand words. As the Madison College’s Photography Program Director, Quintana’s camerawork in nature has made a difference for several local and national conservation organizations. Quintana has worked locally for Patrick Marsh Conservancy,...

Creating tiny homes gives students a taste of eco-friendly construction

Creating tiny homes gives students a taste of eco-friendly construction

Jessica Deegan, News Editor

January 30, 2018


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While driving past Madison College’s Commercial Avenue campus, one might see the exceptionally small homes that sit near the roadway. These tiny homes are a part of Madison College’s Construction and Remodeling program and are referred to as a “first-of-its-kind building project.” This new...

Alternative break goes to Houston

Alternative break goes to Houston

Adrienne Oliva, Editor in Chief

January 30, 2018


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The Volunteer Center is sponsoring two alternative break trips this spring, including their first trip to Houston, Texas to aid with disaster relief, and a trip to Perryville, Arkansas that will focus on aiding hunger and poverty with sustainable farming. “The new trip is to Houston, because of...

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