The Clarion

Colleges strive to support diversity on campus

Mouna Algahaithi, News Editor

April 20, 2016

As college students, we understand the importance of incorporating and celebrating diversity on campus. At most colleges, students are invited to attend cultural potlucks, foreign music concerts, or ethnic dance performances at least once during their college experience. The issue we see plaguing colleges...

DECA students earn recognition and awards at statewide competition

Madison College students get recognized for their leadership and management skills during the DECA statewide competition.

Rebecca Waraczynski, Business Director

March 24, 2016

DECA is a marketing organization that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. The DECA State competition held in Madison, Wisconsin simulated real-life business scenarios and tested their leadership and management skills. Madison College’s...

Power of the youth vote is key

Jacob Ringelstetter, Staff Writer

March 23, 2016

Young people comprise a huge portion of the eligible voting population, yet the number of young people who show up to the polls on election day has dwindled since the voting age was lowered from 21 to 18 by President Nixon in 1971. As the population grows, the youngest of voters will continue to...

Key issues for Madison College students

Bailey Ayres and Megan Behnke

March 23, 2016

We recently polled a class of 15 Madison College students representing varying areas of study and ages to find out what their top concerns are as students heading to the polls on April 5. The top six issues they cited were: security/campus carry, student loan debt and tuition, access to health care,...

International perspectives

Victor Freiremelgizo, a student from Spain who is now studying at Madison College, was one of four international students to visit with The Clarion about their thoughts of the presidential primary election.

Stephanie Riedel, Staff Writer

March 22, 2016

Within the U.S. borders, the election process can seem like a circus – especially with the current presidential primary, which some are arguing shows that the candidates are clueless and the government is completely out of touch. For those growing-up outside the United States, however, all things political...

Health building cafe offers convenience

The Health Building Cafe features freshly made espresso drinks, brewed coffee, soda, juice, and a selection of grab and go food items.

Mary Joan Nastri, Staff Writer

February 4, 2016

Thanks to the new Health Building Café, students currently taking classes in the Health Education building don’t need to trek over to the main cafeteria and walk through the construction. The main cafeteria has been cut into a small area and still serves a full menu, despite the tight quarters....

West Campus plans

Madison College West Campus Sign

Kimberly Michal, Staff Writer

February 3, 2016

Welcome to the new. Goodbye to the old. In June 2016, Madison College’s West Campus will be shut down. The building located at 302 S. Gammon Road is not actually owned by Madison College, rather the college is letting the lease run out. Still, the college will likely continue to have a presence...

Hookup culture and P.C. sex

Hookup Culture Illustration

Patrick Kempfer, Opinion Editor

February 3, 2016

We have a big problem in this country. Young people are not receiving adequate information that will give them the knowledge and the aptitude required of them to make confident, sound decisions that will impact the future of their lives and this country as a whole. One issue is that information is...

Students use winter break to help animals

Madison College students on an alternative break trip to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in southern Utah gather for a photograph.

Mary Joan Nastri, Staff Writer

January 20, 2016

Madison College student Kim Michal is among those who recently returned from the alternative winter break co-hosted by the Madison College Volunteer Center. The trip was to the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in southern Utah. After a flight to Las Vegas, where the group visited Treasure Island and...

Yik Yak on campus: Safe space to vent or forum for hate?

Evan Bush, The Seattle Times / Tribune News Service

January 20, 2016

At the center of a hate speech incident at Western Washington University during the fall semester was an anonymous-posting app many students use and many parents may not know about: Yik Yak. It was the latest in a string of events across the country that have students, activists and administrators...

Program wait lists baffling to students

Melissa Stewart, Contributor

January 19, 2016

There are currently 24 programs at Madison College that have a wait list, according to the school website. The time you have to wait to get into these programs can be anywhere from a semester to two years. This just baffles me. I came to Madison College to use it as a stepping-stone to get me to...

Drama students hone their craft in Milwaukee

Madison College sent a group of students to the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival in Milwaukee.

Elliott Puckette, Arts Editor

January 19, 2016

Thousands of drama enthusiasts flooded the campus of the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee between Jan. 5-9. The halls, previously empty in the chill of winter break, buzzed as theater students of all persuasions – technical, production, and performance – bustled between workshops and performances....

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