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

Studying abroad is valuable

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...

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...


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...

Madison College student Tyler Nevels prepares dilutions for cell counting.

National Science Foundation taps college to educate stem cell professionals

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...

illustration of a rapper

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

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...

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;...

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...

Goal of Common Core is good, but adverse impact possible

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...

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...

Scott Walker speaking

Scott Walker talks budget, school accountability plans

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...

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...

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...

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