The Clarion

German diplomat tells how nation still struggles with its past

Rachel Husted, Staff Writer

November 21, 2018

More than 80 years after Adolf Hitler came to power, Germany continues to struggle with its past, coming slowly to terms with the actions that lead to the repression and genocide of many Jewish people. German Diplomat Stefan Schlüter stopped at Madison College’s Intercultural Exchange Center on Oct. 26, as ...

Changing the Narrative: ‘Be a voice, not an echo’

Motivational speaker Ian Humphrey was the keynote speaker at the annual Changing the Narrative Conference.

Katie Paape, Staff Writer

November 21, 2018

CEO of a multi-million-dollar company and motivational speaker, Ian Humphrey, gave a presentation at the second annual “Changing the Narrative – Be a Voice, Not an Echo” conference at Madison College. Humphrey spoke on Nov. 16 about finding your voice and making your own path. Throughout the talk,...

WolfPack wins 3 in a row

Madison College women’s basketball player Aniah Williams, left, looks to drive past a Sauk Valley Community College opponent during the WolfPack’s victory on Nov. 14 at Redsten Gymnasium.

Joseph Craker, Sports Editor

November 21, 2018

The 2018/19 season-opening road trip was rough going for the WolfPack women’s basketball team as they lost the first three contests by significant margins.  The loss to Anoka-Ramsey Community College by a whopping 37 point spread marked the first time the ‘Pack has lost the first three game...

Impactful lesson about poverty

Students help run a station at the poverty simulation activity held this month at the Truax Campus. The event was run by the Office of Equity, Inclusion and Community Engagement.

Lillian Glackin, Staff Writer

November 21, 2018

Madison College ensures all of its students feel equal and understood. Among this effort, Lucia Nunez, Vice President for Equity, Inclusion and Community Engagement partnered with United Way to provide a poverty simulation to students and faculty. Not only could staff and students participate, but v...


Madison College Public Safety

Officer David Manthey, Public Safety Officer

November 21, 2018

Public Safety Officers respond to many calls for service and we communicate our activities to the college community.  Here are some of our recent notable incidents:  On Nov. 2, officers responded to a female student who fainted and had a seizure. She was transported to a local hospital by Madison ...


Profiles of WolfPack athletes

November 21, 2018

MEN’S BASKETBALL A returning starter on the Madison College men’s basketball team, Sean Suchomel started 18 games for the WolfPack last year and played in 29. He averaged 9.4 points, 6 rebounds and a team-high 4.4 assists. This year, the guard has played in all six games. He averages 13.5 points and h...


Libraries & Academic Support Services at Madison College

Kelley Minica and Mark Luetkehoelter, Librarians

November 21, 2018

According to the Pew Research Center’s State of the News Media fact sheet from July 2018, the percentage of podcast listeners in America has substantially increased over the past decade, with 44 percent of Americans 12 and older reporting they listen to at least one podcast, up from 9 percent in 20...

Successful volleyball season comes to end for WolfPack

Sophomore volleyball player Paige Hostetler, shown visiting with a teammate during a match earlier this season, was selected as the conference MVP.


November 7, 2018

Madison College’s volleyball team saw its post-season hopes dashed by Harper College for the third straight year. The WolfPack fell 3-1 to Harper in the NJCAA Region IV Division III Tournament Semifinal on Oct. 27.

Instructor shares experiences working at Antarctic station

Madison College instructors Andy Kurth, center, and Matthew Lazzara, right, worked at McMurdo Station in Antarctica. Kurth recently shared his experiences as part of the STEM Center Speaker Series.

Joe Craker, Sports Editor

November 7, 2018

As a guest for the University of Wisconsin, the Madison College electronics instructor was invited on a two-month excursion early last year to conduct maintenance on UW-operated weather stations in Antarctica — affectionately referred to as “the Ice” by Kurth and colleagues. 

Clarion earns national recognition at conference

The Clarion received seven awards at the Associated Collegiate Press National College Media Convention. Pictured, from left, are staff members Damara Gillett, Alexandra Christensen, Andrew Kicmol and Joe Craker.

Clarion Staff

November 7, 2018

The Clarion received seven national awards at the Associated Collegiate Press National College Media Convention held in Louisville, KY, Oct. 25-28. The newspaper was honored a Pacemaker Finalist, one of approximately 30 finalists nationwide and one of three community college newspapers to receive t...

Filament Games looks for ways to turn learning into play

Filament Games staff members Ethan Cayko, left, and Brandon Pittser spoke at the fifth Stem Center Speaker Series presentation of the semester held on Halloween (hence Ethan’s Cat in the Hat costume) at the Truax Campus.

Katie Paape, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018

When we think of what results from playing video games, education is usually not the first thing that comes to mind. But as technology continues to thrive, using games as a medium for learning is becoming increasingly important. On Oct. 31, in Madison College’s STEM center, Ethan Cayko from game-b...

Men’s basketball adds 3 transfers, 8 incoming freshman to squad

Tomaz Farina Escosteguy and Joe Craker

November 7, 2018

This season will pose quite a challenge for the inexperienced WolfPack men’s basketball team.  Luckily for the team and fans, Head Coach Jamal Palmer has plenty of experience managing fresh faces.  In his fourth year with the team, Palmer is confident the young team will come together and ...

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