The Clarion

Protesting does not equate to violence 

Hailey Griffin , Arts Editor

September 17, 2020

The entire country has been experiencing an array of protests meant to spark a peaceful debate about how to dismantle systemic racism and combat police brutality within American society.    However, several instances have caused these peaceful protests...

Kenosha Shooting During Protest. 

Chris Bird, Managing Editor

September 17, 2020

The shootings that occurred during the Kenosha protest on Aug. 25th have sparked a great deal of confusion, anger, and sadness. We still don’t have any closure on the details of the situation, as the case of the alleged gunman Kyle Rittenhouse is still in progress.  The things that ...

Preserving downtown murals

Artist Shiloah Symone Coley while working on the mural which now stands on N. Fairchild St at the side of the Overture Galleries building. Her art is inspired by Aiyana Mo’Nay Stanley and Cameron Tillman who as children were murdered by police forces and stories went untold.

Eimy Gonzalez, Staff Writer

September 3, 2020

Since May 31, as a part of the peaceful protest of the Black Lives Matter Movement, art has stood along the streets of Downton Madison. This initiative was developed by Madison Arts Program Administrator Karin Wolf, who extended an invitation to local artists to express their feelings and ideas on the ...

Protest against attack on Althea Bernstein

Protester hold signs supporting Althea Bernstein and the Black Lives Matter Movement

Chris Bird, Managing Editor

September 2, 2020

Protesters gathered at Edgewood College for a walk out and march down Monroe Street on July 1, to speak out against the attack against Althea Bernstein.  According to the incident report by the Madison Police Department, on June 24 Bernstein was driving on what she believes to have been W. Gorham St. when she stopped at a red...

Death of George Floyd sparks movement against systemic racism

Hailey Griffin, Arts Editor

September 2, 2020

Today marks exactly three months and six days since George Floyd was killed.  It is not the first time that a black man has been killed by police in this country. But it is the first time in quite a while that the entire country, and even countries overseas, have vehemently revolted against police...

Unidentified agents are unaccountable

Photo illustration by Maia Lathrop / images provided by TNS

Chris Bird, Managing Editor

August 31, 2020

Protests have been happening across the country against police misconduct and bias since May 26, the day after the death of George Floyd during an arrest. There have been incidents of violence and escalation from both protestors and police during protests across the nation, but the response from the Fede...

Yes, Black Lives Matter

Students protesting at the State Capitol rotunda in Madison earlier this month hold a banner proclaiming, “Black Lives Matter.”

Patrick Kempfer, Copy Editor

March 25, 2015

When we talk about the Black Community, and that Black Lives Matter, the immediate response from so many is the retort that “All Lives Matter.” The seriousness, urgency, and desperate call for help is lost in poorly enforced semantics. To insist that All Lives Matter as a contrite way of contesting...

Letter to the Editor: Rushing plan prevents analysis of impact

Association of Career Employees

February 23, 2011

Dear Editor, The Association of Career Employees (ACE) has served as a voice for civil service employees for nearly 30 years. ACE is not a union, but works to insulate the civil service from political involvement in retaining and compensating employees. The Wisconsin civil service system celebrated...

Letter to the Editor: A week of protesting

Luciano Vignali

February 23, 2011

Dear fellow students and teachers of Wisconsin,   It’s an amazing thing to see all these people from different parts of the country come together and lend a hand. I have been at this protest since Tuesday and slept in the Capitol every night so far. It has definitely been an experience...

High tuition rates bring world-wide student response

Cristalyne Bell & Sarah Blaskey, Staff Writers

January 12, 2011

As classes resume, students are again faced with the frustration of paying high tuition rates. Less governmental support for education due to the international economic crisis has led to budget cuts, tuition increases and privatization. For months students around the globe have been protesting for...

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