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Studying abroad is valuable

The Graiguecullen Bridge across the river Barrow in Carlow, Ireland. Portions of the bridge date back to 1569.

Marissa Miller, Staff Writer

February 4, 2016

A little over a month ago I was on a plane headed back to the United States after studying abroad for a semester at Carlow College in Carlow, Ireland. When I originally left for Ireland in the fall, I knew that the experience was going to change my life, but I was surprised to find out how much it had...

Older students have little to fear, experience makes college easier

Benjamin Schwerke, Staff Writer

December 10, 2015

The cultural norm is that you graduate from high school and you move on and into college. Your final couple of years of secondary education are usually spent focusing on this shift to college; heavy emphasis put on accelerated classes for college credit, mastery of standardized testing to appropriate...

Panelists discuss equity in Wisconsin education


Mouna Algahaithi, News Editor

November 10, 2015

Institutionalized racism is the root of which the “achievement gap” thrives on. This term doesn’t insinuate that most individuals in the United States are racist, but rather that government policies lead to disproportionate mass incarceration, high unemployment or low graduation rates among minorities,...

National Science Foundation taps college to educate stem cell professionals

Madison College student Tyler Nevels prepares dilutions for cell counting.

Nicolas LaMorte, Editor in Chief

September 29, 2015

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Madison College a grant of $661,000 to expand its current two- semester stem cell certificate program. This grant will aid in the ongoing effort to keep Madison College at the forefront of stem cell education and training. The current program started...

‘Rappin’ Ricky’ uses hip hop as an educational tool

illustration of a rapper

Stuart Benjamin, Arts Editor

September 16, 2015

Madison saw some wonderful performances this summer and what better way to end it than with two performances from Madison’s own F.Stokes. Opening up for Astraunautalis and Dessa, F.Stokes made the final Live on King Street of the summer an unforgettable experience. His genuine love for Madison...

Madison College has changed my perspective

Mike Alexander, Copy Editor

May 11, 2015

This is the first day of the rest of my life. At least, that’s what I told myself the second I stepped off the stage at my high school graduation. It was a very emotional time for me and my friends; four years of studying, slaving over papers, detentions, scraping by on homework and countless hours...

What would a free college education be worth?

Isaac Brown, Staff Writer

February 3, 2015

This is the land of opportunity. People from all kinds of backgrounds hope that through hard work and ingenuity they can build a comfortable life. Without a doubt, a college education facilitates the pursuit of happiness. That being said, I wonder if the method for free two-year college proposed by...

Goal of Common Core is good, but adverse impact possible

Common Core Concerns

Jason Millis, Staff Writer

March 26, 2014

One set of standards to keep all students on the same path to academic success and success in whatever path they choose to follow after high school graduation. That is what is promised with the Common Core standards, developed by Common Core, Inc. According to the Common Core website, and its many advocates,...

Education should be about more than just landing a job

Daniel Herron, Staff Writer

January 22, 2014

Why are we here? Not in the existential, is-there-a-god sense, but in the very concrete sense of why we are here at Madison College. What is the purpose of education? The easy answer is money. Without a degree, in today’s market, it’s hard to get a job that is any more prestigious (read: well-paid)...

Scott Walker talks budget, school accountability plans

Scott Walker speaking

Sarah Weatherbee, Copy Editor

December 21, 2012

Scott Walker has recently had a lot to say about education. Students and administrators may want to listen a little closer. He has a few goals going into the next budget, one of which is his accountability plan for educational goals and outcomes. A future state budget is slated to tie dollars to...

Changing the way you learn

Changing the way you learn

Ellen La Luzerne, Staff Writer

December 4, 2012

Free online classes open to anyone interested in the topic being taught could be in Madison College’s future. A group from the college is looking into offering massive open online courses (MOOCs), but it’s “just in the early stages of investigation,” said Madison College Provost Terry Webb. The...

Our view: Community setting not attainable in online classes

Clarion Editorial Board

December 3, 2012

It is disappointing to see Madison College’s news writing class switch to a fully online format for the spring semester. The class should be taught either in-person or in its current hybrid form, but not fully online, as it compromises the learning experience. The class is a core course in the journalism...

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