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You don’t have to leave Madison to have fun this summer

You don’t have to leave Madison to have fun this summer

Eric Swanson, Staff Writer

May 8, 2016

Even after most of the students leave for the summer, there are endless opportunities for fun in Madison. Great weather and multiple lakes present many outdoor activities. Brightly colored patio chairs are widely associated with the Memorial Union here in Madison. Hanging out by the water’s edge...

Hillary Clinton responds to local attorney

Hillary Clinton responds to local attorney

Nicolas Lamorte, Editor In Chief

April 20, 2016

Nicki Vander Muelen is a public attorney of juvenile criminal defense and the disabled. Vander Muel, based in Madison, recently attended a campaign event for Hillary Clinton, and was lucky enough to directly ask the former Secretary of State about her stance on the sub minimum wage loophole, which allows...

Bunky’s Cafe closes after 13 years

Bunky’s Cafe closes after 13 years

John Everman, Staff Writer

April 20, 2016

Madison will be saying goodbye to Bunky's Café as a restaurant at the end of this month. One of the city’s most popular restaurants, it has been a fixture in the East Side for well over a decade. They will not be disappearing entirely, however. Bunky's Catering and wholesale businesses has skyrocketed...

Mr. Burns electrifies at Overture Center

Mr. Burns electrifies at Overture Center

Elliott Puckette, Arts Editor

April 20, 2016

"Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play" is one of those shows that sounds weirder the more you learn about it. If you’ve seen a poster or heard anything, you probably know that "The Simpsons" is involved, which from the get-go promises that the show is going to be odd. Then you hear that religion, theater,...

Student senator pleads her case to keep DTEC

Jessica Grimes, Student Senate

April 20, 2016

The capital borrowing plan total for 2016-2017 school year is $25.4 million. Yet the Madison College administration claims that the college cannot afford $30 million worth of upgrades for Downtown Education Center that many believe are not entirely necessary. According to assessments done by the...

Three contested elections for Dane County Board

Tiffany Pearson, Staff Writer

March 23, 2016

When Dane County voters go to the polls on April 5, they will find the big races -- presidential primary and Wisconsin Supreme Court – but for the majority of races, voters will be asked to determine local races including municipal and school districts and several races centered on supervisors for...

The ‘M’ plays featured at the Bartell great shows

Elliott Puckette, Arts Editor

March 22, 2016

As a young and broke theater enthusiast, I’m always looking for ways to see theater for a not-money cost. My best solution has been to volunteer at the shows I want to see. The Bartell Theater just off the Capitol square is great for that, and last week I saw two fantastic shows for the low low price...

‘A Matter of Laugh and Death’

‘A Matter of Laugh and Death’

Elliott Puckette, Arts Editor

March 2, 2016

The road of recovery can be a tough one, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t moments of levity along the way. The Wisconsin Recovery Community Organization (WIRCO) is hosting "A Matter of Laugh and Death," a silent auction and comedy show at The Brink Lounge on Mar. 15. The evening begins at 6pm,...

Undocumented business owner faces uncertain future in city

Mouna Algahaithi, News Editor

March 2, 2016

Like many other undocumented immigrants, a local business owner who attended the Dia sin Latinos rally in downtown Madison worries about her future as a state resident. The woman, whose name shall be omitted for her protection, was surprised by the turnout of people at the rally on Feb. 18, and the...

Spring Break 2016

Spring Break 2016

March 2, 2016

Spring Break is almost here but have you thought of why we celebrate it and when did it start? While some of might think of Spring Break as lounging on the beaches of Cancun and debauchery at night, others take it as a time to reflect and relax without homework and stressful school schedules. While a...

BCycle rolls to success in first year on campus

BCycle rolls to success in first year on campus

Rebecca Waraczynski, Business Director

March 2, 2016

A new BCycle station was only at Madison College for a short three-months in the fall, but the student group that helped bring it here saw enough in that time period to anticipate continued success. The BCycle bike share network launched a 14 dock, solar-powered bike station on campus back in September...

Monster Boogie at Broom Street Theater

Monster Boogie at Broom Street Theater

Elliott Puckette, Arts Editor

March 2, 2016

There’s still time is see a very spooky show over at Broom Street Theater. Rob Matsushita has a new show "Monster Boogie" playing its final weekend Thursday, March 3 through Saturday, March 5 at 8 p.m. This is Matsushita’s fifth installment in his experimental “Boogie” series, in which he...

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