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Phi Theta Kappa hosts active shooter preparedness training

Andrew Kicmol, Editor in Chief December 5, 2018

On Nov.14, Phi Theta Kappa held the very first active shooter preparedness training open for students to attend. Public Safety has done training for faculty and staff before but not for students of Madison...

Tips to help with your final exams

Briant Lawler, News Editor December 5, 2018

The fall semester is hurdling to a close, which means, for students, final exams are afoot. Here are several helpful reminders to help you with the process of studying for and coping with finals. •...

Joe Craker poses for a photo outside the athletic department.

Meet The Clarion’s sports editor Joe Craker

Joe Craker, Sports Editor December 5, 2018

I opened my email last summer for the first time about a month before classes started. At the top of my inbox sat a call for writers at the student newspaper. I can’t say no to things and, finding it...

Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society inducts over 100 students

Destiny Kwenchia Zaomoh, Staff Writer December 5, 2018

Phi Theta Kappa is the world’s oldest, largest and most prestigious honor society for two-year College students; with Madison College’s Beta Beta Psi Society holding a continuous 5 Star rating for...

Scholarship deadline approaching

Briant Lawler, News Editor December 5, 2018

As a reminder to students, the opportunity to apply to Madison College Foundation scholarships ends Dec. 7. Ruth Shoup, who heads the scholarship foundation, reminds everyone that scholarships are given...

Santa played by student volunteer Jhoan Cosme-Torres brought a lot of smiles to visitors at the Volunteer Center and PAC’s Snacks with Santa event on Dec. 1.

A holiday to remember

Arsenio Sorrell, Staff Writer December 5, 2018

The holidays are a time for spending time with family, friends and loved ones. When you think of your favorite holidays it usually involves some sort of gifts or traditional festivities. Unfortunately,...

OUR VIEW: A big thank you is much deserved

Mel Acosta, Opinion Editor December 5, 2018

The burden of textbook costs will finally be alleviated, but not all on its own. A number of people have been, and will be, hard at work to ensure that the textbook rental plan is fully implemented for...

Libraries & Academic Support Services at Madison College


Jennifer Kasch, Librarian December 5, 2018

Did you know that nearly one-in-five Americans now listen to audiobooks? That’s according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted in January 2018. Audiobooks are highly portable and they’re great...

Speaker Neng Thoa, center, joins conference organizers Mai Xiong, left, and Ro Encizo, right, for a picture in Madison College’s Intercultural Exchange.

Thoa tells students of the importance of connections

Briant Lawler, News Editor November 21, 2018
Neng Thoa took the stage at the front of the room to start the second half of the “Changing the Narrative” conference. His message was clear and simple: we can build something fruitful, in real life, by connecting with individuals.
Madison College’s Adam Anhold (32) tries to block the shot of a Sauk Valley Community College opponent during a men’s basketball game on Nov. 14.

Determination and hustle keep WolfPack in games

Tomaz Farina Escoteguy, Staff Writer November 21, 2018
College basketball is back. The season has just begun, and Madison College’s men basketball team has already played five games. Coach Jamal Palmer’s team has faced five different teams on four away games and one at home. The WolfPack is now 2-3.
Madison College student Ardita “Dita” Hashani is the founder of “Babes for Books,” a fashion company.

Babes for Books is more than a fashion brand

Andrew Kicmol, Editor in Chief November 21, 2018

Most Madison College students are busy cramming for tests, doing homework and maybe working a job on the side. Almost none of them are starting, and running their own business, but for Ardita “Dita”...

Textbook rental plan gets voter approval

Andrew Kicmol, Editor in Chief November 21, 2018

History has been made. On Nov. 9, an email was sent out to let all students know that the textbook referendum had passed. That means students will no longer need to pay an extra fee for textbooks as it...

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