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Virtual reality

Andrew Kicmol, Editor Emeritus

October 16, 2019

A virtual reality (VR) classroom is no longer just a cool idea, it’s something that Madison College students in the Digital Innovations class will be able to experience. Recently the college purchased 25 Oculus Quest VR headsets through an innovation grant for students to use. The VR headsets include...

Saving energy costs at Madison College

Solar panels have been on the roof of the Truax Campus for a year.

Christopher Bird, News Editor

October 16, 2019

It has almost been a whole year since the solar panels on Madison Colleg’s Truax Campus building have begun producing energy, and a great deal of progress has been made in saving energy at the college. The solar array consists of 5,700 Solar panels and 17 inverters, covering 125,000 square feet of...

Don’t be afraid to get your flu vaccination

Nursing students have been helping provide free flu shots on campus to students, staff and faculty throughout the month of October. Getting your flu shot is a great way to protect your health and that of others.

Krista Olson-Lehman, Staff Writer

October 16, 2019

Each year the Center for Disease Control puts out warnings about influenza. In response, workplaces, pharmacies and even campuses like Madison College offer up free or reduced-price flu shots for people heading into flu season. Many people will scoff and say they don’t need a flu shot. Some think the...

What’s it like to be a zookeeper

Gary Hartlage, a zookeeper at Henry Vilas Zoo in Madison, works with the penquins inside their enclosure.

Mandy Scheuer, Office Manager

October 16, 2019

I had the pleasure of interviewing Gary Hartlage about his job as a zookeeper at the Henry Vilas Zoo in Madison, so here’s a Q&A to fill you in. Q: What animal is your favorite to work with? Why do you like them? A: I have a lot of favorite animals, but one species I have worked with a lot a...

Assistant coach honored

Trevor Burmeister is a current assistant coach with the Madison College baseball team and a former player. He was named the NJCAA Division II Assistant Coach of the Year by ABCA/Baseball America.

Christina Gordon, Sports Editor

October 16, 2019

Trevor Burmeister was a part of the 2010-2011 WolfPack baseball team – the team that started the seven-year streak of going to the World Series.  “I was lucky enough to be a part of that streak,” he said.  So, when Burmeister got into coaching seven years ago, he knew that he wanted ...

Celebrating Goodman South

Wolfie, the Madison College mascot, welcomed guests to the Goodman South Campus dedication ceremony on Sept. 28.

Tessa Morhardt and Sean Bull

October 3, 2019

After years of planning and hard work, it’s now up and running. On Sept. 28, Madison College welcomed the community to Goodman South Campus for the official grand opening of the building.  The Ho-Chunk Nation blessed the grounds and a number of local dignitaries spoke leading up to the cutting...

Community responds to plans locate F-35 squadrons in city

A community member speaks at the Alliant Energy Center during a National Guard Bureau meeting to discuss the environmental impact of bringing two squadrons of F-35A aircraft to the Dane County Regional Airport.

Chris Bird, News Editor

October 3, 2019

The Dane County Regional Airport has been selected as a preferred location to establish an F-35A operational squadron of two 18 plane squadrons with two backup aircraft. The National Guard Bureau has selected five possible installations to house these squadrons, and two will receive the F-35A planes....

Free flu shots available on campus

Free flu shots available on campus

Cassandra Cullen, Staff Writer

October 3, 2019

As much as we don’t want to admit it, flu season is here. Passing sneezing people in the hallways or even taking handouts from your sick table-neighbor could cause you to get infected with that nasty virus. This fall, Madison College Community Clinic is again teaming up with Group Health Cooperativ...

Killing the planet?

Killing the planet?

Hailey Griffin, Staff Writer

October 3, 2019

Are we slowly killing the planet that sustains us? The answer, unfortunately, is yes. There are several ways we contribute to environmental degradation. Humans are responsible for the mass consumption and waste of plastic. Scientists that work with  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration suggest that around...

Climate change becomes hot topic

wedish climate change activist GRETA THUNBERG and LEVI DRAHEIM stand with other youth climate activists on Sept. 17

Kaleia Lawrence, Staff Writer

October 3, 2019

Climate change. Global warming. Just reading those words may have turned you away from finishing this article. What is one more whiny young adult shouting into the void going to say that you have already heard, right? Short and simple as those words might be, they can ignite a spark in many people. ...

Collaboration with food bank creates pantry on campus

Madison College is working with Second Harvest Food Bank to open a pantry on campus. Called the Cupboard, it will open on Sept. 17 in Room 122 of the Health Education Building at the Truax Campus.

Maia Lathrop, Graphic Designer

September 18, 2019

Did you know that a third of Madison College students have skipped meals because they didn’t have enough money for food? Student hunger was brought to light with the Student Senate’s hunger survey in 2017 and now the school is doing something big about it. Madison College established an on-campus ...

DRS can help students with disabilities reach their goals

The setting sun makes for a picturesque setting behind the Health Education Building at the end of the first day of classes on Sept. 3.

Vernon Ziegler, Staff Writer

September 18, 2019

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a piece of legislation signed nearly 30 years ago that expanded civil rights for Americans living with a disability. This crucial legislation allows the nearly 60 million Americans who live with a disability to be included in both public life and the workp...

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