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‘Limbpossible’ founder shares his success story

Briant Lawler, News Editor

November 7, 2018

On Oct. 16, Madison College hosted an event, showcasing that anything is possible with enough hard work and galvanized determination. The keynote speaker for this event, Robert Anthony, 31, is a below-the-knee amputee. Anthony was born with a defect, fibular hemimelia, where the fibula bone in one le...

College’s latest security report is now available

Jake Roxen, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018

The Madison College Annual Security Report for the year of 2017 is quite a hefty document, with over 90 pages of notices, procedures, training methods, statistics, and more. Need to know what to do in case of sexual misconduct or stalking? Curious about definitions of reportable crimes? This report ...

Learning to be confident in salary talks

Antilica Xiong, Graphic Designer

November 7, 2018

WomenLead hosted a workshop, “Salary Negotiation Skills” at Madison College on Oct. 31. The workshop was part of a campaign, Women and Student Loan Debt, during the month of October to create awareness of the growing student loan debt. One of WomenLEAD’s missions is to inform the Madison Colleg...

A short ‘vacation’ in Brazil – at midterm

Tomaz Farina Escoteguy, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018

The midterms were practically knocking on my door when my cellphone popped with a notification from my dad: “You are coming back to Brazil this Friday” (of course it was not exactly like that, since it was in Portuguese, but my old man allowed me to translate it freely). Well, that was definitel...


The new WolfPack Connect App is shown on a student’s phone. Madison College is utilizing the new phone app to help students gain easier access to resources and to connect with clubs and student groups.

Damara Gillett, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018

Access to Madison College resources and services just got much easier, and it all comes in an easy to use smartphone app. Madison College used to rely on The Link for student, faculty and staff accessibility to clubs and events on campus. When the contract for The Link was set to expire, Madison Coll...

Defending champs fall

Madison College women’s soccer player Peyton Trapino (10) takes control of the ball during the NJCAA Regional IV Division III Tournament Championship at home against Joliet Junior College on Oct. 24. The WolfPack fell, 3-0.

Tomaz Farina Escosteguy, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018

It was a beautiful Wednesday evening, with Madison College honoring the WolfPack’s sophomore players prior to the Oct. 24 tournament game. Women’s soccer players Autumn Petroski, Britt Schumann, Cintia Temozihui Zecua, Esther Noriega and Peyton Trapino were all recognized at midfield before kickoff. Af...

Are we plugged in, but stressed out?

Stressed students may consider just running away from technology!

Tara Olivia Martens, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018

National Stress Awareness Day is Nov. 7 and this year’s theme is, “Does Hi-Tech cause Hi-Stress?” There have been many studies on what causes stress. One of the most famous studies being the 1967 Homes and Rahe study which listed the 43 most stressful situations of life and, according to this ...

Vote for Our Lives Tour

Daniel WIlliams, a survivor of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, speaks at the ACP National College Media Convention on Oct. 28 in Louisville, Kentucky. Students from the school planned last year’s March for Our Lives rally in Washington D.C. and are now on a Vote for Our Lives Tour. Learn more at

Andrew Kicmol, Editor in Chief

November 7, 2018

Daniel Williams was a high school senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, when the Feb. 14 shooting happened. Now, eight months later as freshman in college, he was a keynote speaker on the last day of the ACP/CMA conference in Louisville, Kentucky. Interviewed by Lisa ...


Libraries & Academic Support Services at Madison College

Autumn Hall-Tun, Librarian

November 7, 2018

What does community mean to you? How has your community helped you, supported you, and driven you to succeed despite difficulty? This fall, the Madison College Libraries and Academic Support Services will launch a film series with the theme “With Community, We Thrive.” We hope you will join us to view the t...


Profiles of WolfPack athletes

November 7, 2018

MEN’S SOCCER A 5-11 defender/midfielder, Logan Carstens is a sophomore on the Madison College men’s soccer team. He was selected as second team all-conference and first-team all-region. He had four assists this year, scored one goal and was second on the team in minutes played at 1,099. A graduate of ...


Madison College Public Safety

Officer David Manthey, Public Safety Officer

November 7, 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 Oct. 9, Public Safety along with the Madison Fire Department responded to a student having a seizure at the Truax campus.&...

A survivor’s perspective

A screen shot shows one of the slides from the “Take a Stand: Stop Sexual Violence Prevention Training” video series.

Hannah Switzer, Staff Writer

October 25, 2018

When I got that email from the Dean of Students, letting me know I was “required to complete this online prevention program,” I was exhausted at the thought of it. “Exhausting” is the way I’d describe being a survivor of sexual assault, years after the fact.

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