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‘Embrace Identity’ through fashion

Embrace Fashion show once again in person KALEIA LAWRENCE Editor in Chief Everyone being included is the main concept throughout Embrace. The theme of this year’s inclusive fashion show is “Embrace Identity.” “My goal is always everybody, every day, all day. However that plays out, if you're open and flexible, you never know what can happen and how much you can enrich the lives of others around you as well as your own,” said Betty Hurd, Program Director for Fashion Marketing. Embracing identity is intertwined closely with inclusivity, » SEE FASHION PAGE 5

First generation event offers encouragement to students

Madison College helps ‘Shine a Light’ on youth homelessness



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Gabriella Zumwalt naturally took the podium and presented an authentic inner strength as the keynote speaker at The Fifth Annual First Generation Event on Nov. 10 where students and faculty were inducted into Tri – Alpha first generation student honor’s society. Zumwalt began by saying “I hope my story will help you to see how awesome you are and how inspiring your story is to generations that follow.” This native of La Paz, Bolivia came to the United States at the age of 19 » SEE EVENT PAGE 5

On Nov. 11, an event was held at Madison College’s Goodman South Campus to bring awareness to rising youth homelessness in the Madison area. The event, “Shine a Light: National Runaway Prevention Month,” was hosted by the college’s Volunteer Center. It featured a speaker from local non-profit, Briarpatch Youth Services, to touch on the prevalent issues surrounding at-risk youth homelessness. STUART PATE / THE CLARION

Gabriella Zumwalt was the guest speaker at the First Generation Event.

Event organizer and student volunteer, Sam Johnson, explained that the event was intended to, “…provide

education into the homeless and at-risk youth population here in Madison, to inspire people to learn about this problem in Madison and start their thinking process of ‘what can I do to make a difference’?" Briarpatch’s street outreach coordinator, Tyler Schueffner, spoke to students in attendance on common issues and misconceptions surrounding youth housing insecurity. From drug addictions to in-home abuse to financial instability, Schueffner explained, “There’s so many different issues facing at-risk students…it’s our goal to help people find housing and get them the resources they need.” » SEE SHINE






By Rachel Carroll, Librarian

Find help during the holiday crunch time THE STUDENT VOICE OF MADISON AREA TECHNICAL COLLEGE

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Thanksgiving is here, which means that ready or not, we’re almost at the end of the semester. Final papers and projects are coming fast, and these last few weeks can be overwhelming. Luckily, the library has plenty of resources to help you finish strong. One of our most popular services, especially during busy times of the semester, is the Book A Librarian program. Booking a librarian is just what it sounds like – any current Madison College student can make a half-hour appointment with a librarian, either in-person or online, to get help with the research they’re working on. Book A Librarian sessions have previously helped students with choosing a topic, finding articles, putting together citation and everything else involved in finishing a final project or paper. Sessions are bookable online, in whatever format is most convenient for the student – we’ve helped people in-per-

son, through phones, through chat, through WebEx and even some Skype sessions. If you have questions about any part of the research process, we’re happy to dig in and search alongside you. With the increase in online classes and working from home, the college librarians have also created a sister program called Book A TechXpert. These sessions are similar to Book A Librarian appointments – they can be at a campus or online, they’re half an hour long, and they’re easily booked online during any hours the library is open. Their focus, however, is on solving any and all tech problems that students may run

into. Whether it’s hardware or software related, students can bring in their problems and a librarian will help get them solved. This is especially helpful if you’re worried about the technical side of a project, or about uploading anything to Blackboard. Our experience will help all your finals go smoothly. By student request, the library is also holding several online workshops about how to best navigate Honorlock, the online proctoring application. These early-December WebEx demonstrations cover the installation process for the Honorlock browser extension, as well as the verifica-




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Public Safety Officers respond to many calls for service and we communicate our activities to the college community. Here are some of the more notable incidents from the past couple weeks. On Oct. 30, a man was found in the building after hours checking doors and attempting to gain access into rooms. After a short foot pursuit, Public Safety was able to stop the man. The man was eventually warned for trespassing and sent on his way.


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On Nov. 15, a man who was previously warned for trespassing and causing a disturbance in the Cafeteria was encountered again by Public Safety. The man was confronted by Public Safety and ended up being cited for trespassing. Public Safety wishes you all a great Thanksgiving break! A reminder that Public Safety Officers are available 24/7, even during holiday shutdowns. If you need to speak to an Officer for any reason, please dial 245-2222. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please give me a call at 608-243-4165 or send me an email at

tion process to take an online exam. Honorlock is a popular application for online courses, and it’s important to be prepared for its requirements before an exam starts. You can register for the workshops, run through the Digital Backpack Workshop series, on the library homepage or talk to a librarian over the phone or in-person for more information before they start. The Truax Library is currently open from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursdays, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday through Sunday. In addition to the resources listed here, we’re available to answer questions and offer help with technology, research and everything in between. Call us, chat us, drop by our campuses or reach out any other way that’s convenient for you. The library is here, and we’re ready to help you make it to winter break.

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Have you signed up to receive WolfPack Alerts from Madison College? These alerts notify you of school cancellations or about emergencies on or near campus. If not, please do so on our webpage. Registration is free, easy and takes about a minute on your mobile device. In addition to our Facebook page, we have a Twitter account! Be sure to follow @PublicSafetyMC to stay informed of what’s happening on your campus.

Donors needed to provide holiday gifts for children Santa’s Wish List is a program designed to assist Madison College students in providing for their children during the holiday season. The Volunteer Center coordinates the program each year. Over 280 children are in need of gifts this year. Staff and students are encouraged to contribute. Here are three ways that you can support this program: • Pick one or more ornaments with children’s holiday wishes from the Giving Tree! Giving Trees should be ready at Truax & Goodman South by Nov. 19. Go to the Student Life office at Truax or Goodman South and register your name with the front desk to sponsor a gift. Please return your unwrapped gift donation to either Student Life office by Dec. 3. • Purchase a gift or wrapping supplies from [our Amazon Wish List. Gifts are around $25 or less (not including the shipping costs.) The gifts will be shipped to Madison College Student Life and distributed to students. Gift wrapping materials will be provided to all students who requested them. Please purchase items from the online list by Nov. 30 to allow adequate shipping time. • No time to shop? You can make a tax-deductible donation online to the Santa’s Wish List Fund at the Madison College Foundation. Questions about the Santa’s Wish List program can go to or by phone at 608-243-4593.

Yahara Journal Fall Writing and Artwork Contest The Yahara Journal’s Fall Writing and Artwork Contest deadline is Dec. 4. First place in the poetry, prose and artwork categories will receive $50. Students can enter up to five items using our online submission form at Submissions can be no more than 10 pages, double-spaced, and Microsoft Word documents are preferred. Email with any questions.

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College food pantry helps fill nutritional needs MORGAN ENGELS News Editor According to the results of a 2017 survey conducted by the Student Senate, 30% of students at Madison College faced food insecurity. Food insecure students reported a number of impacts on their academic experiences and performance. Students reported such issues as: not being able to concentrate, missing classes, failing assignments or withdrawing from classes. One recommendation from the survey was for a food pantry to be opened on campus. In the fall of 2019, Student Health Education opened The Cupboard Student Food Pantry on the Truax campus. The following spring a second location was opened on the Goodman South Campus. Since opening its doors, the mission of The Cupboard Student Food Pantry has been to provide students with basic needs and nutrition education. The Cupboard Student Food Pantry is run with the assistance of peer health educators. Those who visit the food pantry can expect to receive up to 10 pounds of nonperishable food per week, as well as nutrition education, meal prep items, community resources, education and help with meeting a student’s basic needs. “A lot of what students share is that money is tight, they need a little help because they don’t get paid till the end

of the week, or tuition is due,” said Student Health Educator Denise Holin. “I think the larger barrier is students have not been exposed to healthy eating, how to navigate resources, or balancing or organizing budgets.” Through Dec. 15, the food pantry is open from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Truax Campus. The Goodman South location is open 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursdays through Dec. 16. Oscar Guzman works Tuesdays at the Truax location, handing bags out. On a typical day of work he will arrive at the food pantry an hour early and begin making bags. Guzman is a liberal arts transfer student and former Marine now using his military benefits to attend college. He first became interested in helping at the food pantry when he heard Holin speak at an orientation. “It subverted my expectations of what a community college could do, it’s great that we can bring food directly to students,” Guzman said. “It’s one thing to throw money at a problem but it’s another thing to get your own hands working to help people.” Each bag contains healthy items for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Second Harvest Food Bank is the sponsoring partner who assists with food distribution and supplies. Guzman’s primary concern ahead of the food pantry opening is to ensure there are enough bags for the initial rush. Once

open, he distributes the already made bags and makes more as needed. The Truax location is on the first floor of the health education building. Inside there are signs directing visitors to the location. This location was chosen because it is close to the parking lots as well as the bus and shuttle services. There is also space in the Center for Health and Wellbeing where students can leave their bags of items during class times and pick them up at their convenience. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the food pantry is offering drive up services. This decision will be reviewed at the end of the semester. Along with handing out bags Guzman also distributes health and wellness information to students. This information includes information about The River Food Pantry, located about a mile-and-a-half from Madison College, where students can receive more groceries. As an added gift, “weekly free bags” are also made available to students. These bags contain items such as laundry soap, dish soap and other personal care items. Each week has a set theme with bags featuring such names as Back to Basics, Sanitize Up, Cracker Snackers and Pasta Abilities. “A lot of people that may need this resource often feel that it is shameful to ask for help,” Guzman said. “We want to combat that food insecurity problem; it is absolutely not shameful to come and ask for help if you need it.”

Guzman’s other job while handing bags out is to collect demographic information from students. At their first visit students will need to complete an information request form. After the first visit students need to have their OneCard with them in order to ensure that they are enrolled in a minimum of one degree credit. Other information that will be collected includes the city they live in, whether or not it is their first visit, as well as the amount of individuals in their house who are under 18, between 18 and 60 and over 60 years old. Once the food pantry is closed Guzman logs all the demographic information that was collected. This information is later sent to Second Harvest Food Bank. So far 370 students have visited the food pantry during the fall semester. Since 2019 there have been close to 2,500 visits to the food pantry. Guzman also assists at the food pantry on Thursdays performing other jobs like unloading pallets of food donations and stocking shelves. In total he spends upwards of nine hours a week helping out there. All in all it is an experience that he describes as deeply rewarding. “There’s a few people that come every week, and I get to see them every week, so building that relationship with them and me being able to give them that food while seeing in their eyes that they need it is really special,” Guzman said.


Ghaida Edris helps Deb Moreno, right, try on a hijab during an event in the Intercultural Exchange on Nov. 18.

‘A Day in Her Hijab’ brings together different cultures IMAN ALRASHID Staff Writer United Common Ground brought different cultures together again with a unique, fun event called “A Day In Her Hijab.” Students from different countries, cultures and religions were working together to make this well-organized event on Nov. 18 a good opportunity for the attendees to learn about an important part of Islam, the hijab. Ghaida Edris, a student at Madison College, proudly shared some of her religious and cultural traditions. Edreis is a young Muslim lady from Libya who had a dream since she was a little girl to spread the knowledge about Islam and help non-Muslim people to get to know what Islam is. The smell of the Arabic food mixed with the Arabic music created a cozy environment that made everyone feel welcome. Edreis was helping those who were curious to try the hijab on. She wanted

people to get to know what the hijab means to Muslims and why Muslim women put it on. “I hope people get to know all Hijab; I hope this will be eye-opening to get to know what really hijab means to Muslim women," Edreis said. Edreis was grateful that Madison College gave her the chance to share some of her knowledge about Islam. "I feel so proud now how Madison College represents the Muslim community," Edreis added. Diya Basima is another Muslim student at Madison college who created an amazing spirit all over the place with her warm smile and her love for her religion. Basima’s reaction to the event was super positive. "I'm so happy everyone likes the food and likes to try al hijab," Basima said. Madison College recognizes and respects the differences that shape the world's view.


“A Day in Her Hijab” was hosted by the Intercultural Exchange on Nov. 18. The event was coordinated by student Ghaida Edris.




Madison College’s Phi Theta Kappa inductees after the ceremony.


The Little Priest Singers welcome guests at the Madison College Community Veterans Day event on Nov. 11 at the Truax Campus in Room D1630.

Veterans Day at Madison College KALEIA LAWRENCE Editor in Chief A Veteran Day event at Madison College on Nov. 11 honored all veterans and recognized the impact that the United States military has had on different communities. The Madison College Native American Association, the Office of Equity and Inclusion, Veteran Resource Services and the Ho-Chunk Nation all worked together to put the event together. Speakers included Janine Johnson

Wilson, Retention Initiatives and Student Engagement and Veteran Resource Services Director, Christopher Kolakwoski, Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs and Wisconsin Veterans Museum Director, Rep. Conroy Greendeer, Jr. Ho-Chunk Nation District 2 Legislator, and Dr. Jack Daniels, Madison College President. Additional speakers were Allan Locia, Marty Richards and Katie Ackley. During the ceremony, all veterans in attendance were given certificates. The ceremony was concluded with a song to retire the flags and a travelling song.


Janine Johnson Wilson, left, and Christopher Kolakwoski speak at the event.

Phi Theta Kappa induction held CLARION STAFF REPORT More than 100 students were inducted as new members in Madison College’s Beta Beta Psi Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society during a ceremony in Mitby Theater on Nov. 11. Students are invited to be members of the honor society after completing at least 12 credits at the college and achieving a minimum grade-point average of 3.5. The new members were welcomed by Talita Maciel, the chapter president, and by Dr. Tim Casper, Madison College’s Executive Vice President of Student Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness. Joining Maciel on stage were fellow chapter officers Casey Fountain, Amy Moreland, J.D. Yantz, Char Braxton, Abhinav Annabauthula and Ana Rodovalho Fernandes Moreira. In addition, the chapter recognized 23 instructors and staff members as Golden Apple Award Winners. Phi Theta Kappa members were asked to nominate well-deserving faculty or staff members for the award. The new inductees were: Amna Afghan, Elena Antoci, David Astemborski, Andrea Aultman, Austin Baldwin, Ivan Becerril Gutierrez, Amanda Betts, Dayana Blanco, Amber Bloss, Racheal Boyle, Calvin Brandl Hernandez, Analea Brown, Emelye Bruns, Sarah Buck, Joseph Buechner. Avery Carpenter, Jeri Casper, Fatoumatta Ceesay, Torin Chestnut, Joyce Cho, Abigail Close, Leroy Cordova, Lisa Council, Cobi Czaplewski, Amanda Demaske, Michelle Dobberpuh, Jessie Ellis, Joshua England, Ethan Ewer. Amber Fabian, Ashley Fick, Natalie Filbach, Morgan Fingerson, Casey Fountain, Allan Fraker, Patrick Frank, Benjamin Goodreau, Janae Groover, Ruyi Hall, Rachel Haug, Thomas Holverson, Amalia Hoppe, Tara Huotari, Jezzamin Jebbia, Chris Johnson, Imani Jones, Travona Jordan. Courtney Kimpel, Karissa Klee, Caili Knishka, John Ko, Jessica Krieg, Jamie Laing, Krystina Larson, Cyrus Lashore, Martha Leah, Ariel Lebron, Ayumi Lee, Megan Lee, Haleigh Long. Kylie Madden, Henry Maes, Elise Malone, Leanne Maples, Melissa McGuire, Samantha McWilliams, Kristina Mellott, Morgan Miller, Erika Minkevicius, Anila Molla, Laura Moreau, Amy Moreland, Emilio Moreno. Julia Naka, Tenzin Namdol, Angela Pohlman, Josephina Pribbenow, Heather Proa, Brandon Reda, Nevaeh Richardson, Colton Rikli, Trista Ripp, Cierra Rose, Sydney Russell. Aubrey Sargent, Zachary Sausen, Audra Schrader, Lorelei Schultz, Justin Shaffer, Shanna Sharp, Jeremy Shimpa, Kaitlynn Shipp, Hannah Sims, Ashly Stacie, Jayne Staude. Panhia Thao, Catherine Thiltgen, Margaret Thomson, Brianna Tracy, Keller Tree, James Volk, Matthew Wisniewski, Katherine Wolf, J.D. Yantz.

First Student Senate Town Hall hosted at Truax KALEIA LAWRENCE Editor in Chief Although some Student Senate forums have been held in the past at Madison College, the event held on Nov. 8 was the first official town hall. The main focus of the town hall was equity and inclusion. The meeting was hosted in person at Truax with live streams available at all the regional campuses. “It was great to see a lot of people attend,” said Jack Shockey, Student Senate Vice President of Administration and Finance. There was a total attendance of 55 attendees across all locations and online. This includes 39 students and 16 college employees. “I think being something that's a little bit new though, it's going to take some time to figure out how to best run the town halls. So we're definitely still learning, but it was great just to see and connect with some students that did attend,” said Shockey. Student participation was mostly done via an

online form. Some questions were ranking the order of importance of different missions of the Student Senate while others were more specific to how students feel about their experience at the school. The online version of an open mic was opened in which students could write in submissions about what could be going better for students and to ask any questions. Anonymous responses about improving the student experience included: “More engagement in person.” “Bus passes might be more convenient for students if they were connected to the OneCards instead of being a separate card.” “More information on how to attend clubs.” “More involvement with UW.” Much of the feedback focused on in person events and information that is specific for different majors. “The more feedback we get and it really helps us kind of decide where we want to move in the future and kind of make plans for courses of action that we're going to take,” said Sean Green, Student Senate President.


Madison College’s Student Senate officers President Sean Green, left, and Vice President of Administration and Finance Jack Shockey participated in the town hall on Nov. 8.




CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 according to Hurd. “We have a huge initiative at the college with the relationship to diversity, equity and inclusion. Our students have embraced that. We talk about it every day... Fashion is a way you express who you are, so you can tell your story. You live your life and then, you know, the other piece is what do you wear but you wear as part of that first impression of who you are and identifying yourself,” said Hurd. The entire process of Embrace is democratic. Each year, the students get to vote on what the theme will be, who opens and closes the show and “virtually everything in the classroom,” said Hurd. While “embrace” will always be part of the theme, the rest of the theme is open to student input. Last year's fashion show was “Embrace the Change,” which was only available via recordings due to coronavirus. Another way that inclusivity is a strong message with Embrace is with collaboration within the school. Photography students took photos of models for the book and cosmetology students are using their skills to do hair and makeup for models. “The mission and vision really

just involves a collaboration. We believe very much in everyone, everywhere, all day,” said Hurd. Another message that is consistent with Embrace is sustainability. Nothing can be bought new. Everything has to be already owned, thrifted or upcycled. “Embrace also includes recycling, upcycling, repurposing. We value the planet. The fashion industry, you know, historically has had, you know, high pollution and fast fashion and just sort of all of those things,” said Hurd. “And as we're becoming more mindful as a society and globally, really looking at what the impact of fashion is, we want to embrace having a good planet.” The fashion show was held in person at Truax on Monday, Nov. 22, while being live streamed and recorded. A book from the event is available, filled with the looks as well as the stories that go with them. A talk from Alok followed the fashion show. Their talk focused on celebrating self and breaking away from transphobia. Alok is an internationally acclaimed gender non-conforming writer, performer and public speaker, as listed by the Madison College Office of Equity and Inclusion. After the performance, there was a signing of Alok’s book, “Beyond the Gender Binary.”


Below, models showcase outfits for Madison College’s “Embrace” event.


CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 with no intention of going to college. With the urging of her mother and after seeing college students at her job cleaning UW dorms, Zumwalt enrolled at Madison College to learn English. After a couple of semesters, Zumwalt took the initiative to enroll in her first college level class, English 1. “I didn’t understand 80% of what was being said,” she said. Working three jobs, her endeavor resulted in an “F.” She withdrew from the class but didn’t concede defeat. She re-enrolled, but this time sought out help. By approaching campus organizations such as Trio and the First Gen Club, Zumwalt learned the vocabulary of a college student. Zumwalt became aware of terms like FAFSA, GPA, and writing center. All terms that may be new but are crucial for a first-generation college student. Taking English 1 a second time, Zumwalt earned an “A.” She continued to excel in her college career by relying on services offered at Madison College. Zumwalt earned an associate's degree in human services and is currently awaiting word regarding her application to UW – Madison’s Psychology Program. Currently she

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Lyon Chen Billie A. Davila Ashly Bergholz – Dixon Ayele Dossavi Holly Ennis Jayden Hayes Leigh – Anna Holden Kelli Anne Mackessy – Kahl Phinneous Markson Marshell McCarter Alisa Moua Kevin Moua Chamanpreet Pangli works for Madison College as a student support specialist for the School of Academic Advancement. “It’s amazing, the power of helping the community,” she said. Zumwalt’s advice is to be the guide and let other’s above you guide you as well. As she puts it, “A rough beginning doesn’t mean a rough ending.”


Briarpatch Youth Services Tyler Schueffner speaks about youth homelessness.



“One big issue, or misconception, is that Madison is a place full of opportunities,” Schueffner continued, “Sadly, the reality just doesn’t look the same for everyone.” Schueffner ended by mentioning numerous opportunities Briarpatch has currently available for students at Madison College, from volunteer and internship positions to a possible seat on the organization’s Youth Action Board, which advises on matters regarding use of funds and assets, ensuring they are used for the best interests of the students and youth in-need. The board, Schueffner said, is extremely needed given the new funding made available to Briarpatch through a Youth Homelessness Education Grant. If you or someone you know is in need of safe and stable housing, you can contact Briarpatch Youth Services 24 Hour Phone Line at (608) 251 – 1126.





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Reproductive rights under attack Women's constitutional rights face increasing challenges HAILEY GRIFFIN Staff Writer


n the infamous 1973 Roe v. Wade case, the Supreme Court ruled that it is a woman’s constitutional right to decide whether or not to terminate her pregnancy until the fetus reaches viability. When this was decided, abortion became accessible across the country, granting women the bodily autonomy that they deserved and making safe abortions an option. Since then, we’ve seen multitudes of situations where laws seeking to restrict access to abortions have failed. Take the 1983 City of Akron v. Akron Center for Reproductive Health case, for example, or the 1992 Planned Parenthood v. Casey case. Looking toward these past examples, I had felt a sense of security in knowing that my reproductive freedom had protections that weren’t liable to go away. Or so I thought. Lately, this sense of security has been fleeting. At the beginning of Sept., the Supreme Court approved Senate Bill 8, referred to as SB 8, in Texas; it is the “most restrictive [abortion law] in the country,” according to the New York Times. As a part of SB 8, it is unlawful for a woman to get an abortion six weeks into pregnancy. Most women don’t even realize they’re pregnant until then. Furthermore, many at-home pregnancy tests can take up two weeks to detect pregnancy—a period in which an already grossly short time span to access abortion grows even shorter. Not only does SB 8 ban abortions at the six-week mark; it makes no exceptions for victims of rape or incest, and it also encourages citizens to report and sue anyone — including doctors and clinic staff, to name a few — assisting in giving someone access to abortions. The fact that the Supreme Court


Pro-choice demonstrators rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 1, in Washington, DC. would even think to pass such a draconian law instills both fear and anger in my bones, and likely the bones of many other women around the nation. It is unsettling, but perhaps not so shocking, as the now conservative majority within the Supreme Court has made apparent their stances against abortion in the past. What is even more unsettling is the fact that a week from now, on Dec. 1, the Supreme Court will hear arguments— prompted by a Mississippi law that makes abortion illegal after 15 weeks— about overturning Roe v. Wade. Who is to say that they won’t overturn it? Let the decision to pass SB 8 be an example

that erasure of any reproductive justice that existed before is not entirely impossible. If this were to happen, it is highly probable that we’d see a wave of restrictive abortion laws surface across the country. According to the Guttmacher Institute, there are 26 states already poised to ban abortion. Twelve of these 26 states have “trigger” laws in accordance with Roe v. Wade, meaning that if the case were overturned, abortion bans would take effect immediately. And what would that mean for the thousands of women who don’t have the financial means to travel to another

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ov. 5 ended up bringing a sad, horrific event at Travis Scott’s Astroworld festival in Houston. The festival ended up resulting in a total of 10 deaths as of now, and hundreds of injuries from the packed concert holding around 50,000 people. The performer, Travis Scott, is under major fire from the media and the public who say he didn't do enough to prevent the festival from getting out of hand. To make matters worse, videos across social media are going viral of Scott noticing something wrong in the crowd, but continuing the show.

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state to obtain a safe abortion? Unsafe abortion practices would resurface and exist just as they did pre-Roe v. Wade. The well-being of women — especially women from low-income households and women of color, who already face socioeconomic inequities and a racist health care system — around the country is at risk. Women’s constitutional rights and safety are at stake now more than ever. Wherever you stand on this issue, you must realize that what is being proposed regarding Roe v. Wade, and what has been enacted already in Texas, is unconstitutional and must not be tolerated.


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A street sign showing the cancellation of the Astroworld Festival at NRG Park on Nov. 6 in Houston. The disgusting behavior and dismissive attitude is apparent in hundreds of viral videos, including a video of a young woman climbing up on a platform to scream to security

that “there is someone dead in here!” only to be told to get off the platform. Scott continued the show despite the crowd » SEE TRAGEDY PAGE 7


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Expose yourself to the problems of today and the hardships of tomorrow PAIGE ZEZULKA Managing Editor


s I go about my days as an average American citizen, I wake up in my heated home. I flick on a switch that creates visibility. I pull a nozzle, and a shower of warm water appears for me to bathe in. I put on some fresh clothing. Fry up some eggs for breakfast. Then I take the pot of coffee that freshly brewed itself, pour a cup of joe in a mug and walk into my home office to start my day at work. I see my life as quite simple. I work hard for what I want. I keep up with my bills. I have loving family and friends. Education is available for me, expensive, yet there. I live in a very progressive community that I feel safe in. I have goals and dreams that seem reachable, knowing I have the resources. I have faith. I see opportunity. I see growth. I have everything I need and more at my fingertips. So, why is it that hundreds of millions of people around the world do not even come close to obtaining essential needs for survival? If it is true, what I believe in, that our whole existence is one, unified by human and nature, then why are our brothers, sisters and creatures of this planet being let down? When it comes to things that are negatively affecting the lifestyle of a country, a culture, a community or a

planet, it’s time for the greater whole to come together and realign. Because when it comes down to it, their problem is our problem. For us to improve as a whole, we must first expose ourselves to the issues at hand across the world. Below are some facts that will explain some heavy world issues that our people, our land, and our planet are experiencing every single day.


As our planet continues to heat up due to the increase of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, mainly produced by fossil fuels in which humans use daily, environmental issues will always be present. Forest fires on the United States western border will remain burning at an increased rate. As each glacier melts, our ocean waters will keep rising and warming up. With all this impact, biodiversity comes into effect. This leaves entire species and ecosystems left for extinction. When will humans be next?


According to the World Bank Group, 736 million people on this planet live in extreme poverty. There are people living in communities with no running water, no food to eat, no sanitary place for human waste, or structured shelter for security. People lack resources from health, education, transportation, and

employment. There are about 7.8 billion people roaming this earth, per the Population Reference Bureau. You would think out of those billions of people there would be more focus on assisting those in dire poverty.

Food & Water Scarcity

There are parts of this world, such as in Kenya, where women are spending an average of 80 minutes per day collecting water for survival. That doesn’t guarantee that the water is clean or without any water borne illness. This is not only a risk for health reasons, but without an accessible water supply, people are not able to farm. Without farming, a reliable food source is hard to grasp. Then, there are other parts of the world where water is being treated as a guaranteed breath of fresh air. Agriculture is one of the leading causes for water shortages, taking up almost “70 percent of all water withdrawals,” according to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations. Due to irresponsible wasting methods and the high demand for agriculture, water is becoming more and more scarce. The key to world’s issues is to not solve them all at once. You do not climb a mountain with a single step. It takes several small steps. The first step, educating yourself, is the most important one. And you took that step today.


CONTINUED FROM PAGE 6 starting a chant to stop the show. Many people on social media are saying Scott knew what was happening, but refused to stop the show anyway. This situation is appalling, disgusting, and horrifying. There are ongoing investigations into the tragedy including why the concert continued for 37 minutes after a “mass casualty event” was declared. Although Houston Police Chief had enough officers to handle the crowd, he said he could not have abruptly ended the show due to fear of sparking a riot his department could not control, according to the Houston Chronicle. In all honesty, the show should have been stopped. Videos, photos, and statements all across social media appear to show Scott seeing the panic and still continuing on with the show, revealing his selfish, horrific and self-righteous attitude. In a video posted by Scott’s girlfriend, Kylie Jenner, an ambulance is seen trying to get through the crowd of the festival, with people blocking the way. Jenner states that she did not notice the ambulance in the video and had no idea the chaos that was happening at the festival. A couple other videos have gone viral across social media of other artists, like Billie Eilish and Adele, noticing people pass out during their concerts, and stopping the show to ensure the people were safe. In the viral video of Eilish’s concert, she is shown completely stopping her show, calling out to the person who passed out to make sure they were OK, and proceeding to personally hand the fainted girl water. The singer then called out before starting the show once again: “does anyone else feel like they’re going to pass out?” when some people answered “yes” Eilish personally handed them out water, then confirmed everyone was safe once more before starting the show again. The two videos of Eilish and Adele caring for their fan’s safety has outraged many people, who say that if the two popstars are able to stop their shows until everyone was safe, then Scott should have been able to do the same thing, especially with the amount of injured in his concert. These claims hold absolute validity, as Adele and Eilish have proven that stopping a show to ensure someone’s safety is entirely plausible and should be done. Scott is facing piles upon piles of lawsuits and is being sued by many of the victims and their families. As of now, it seems as though the rapper’s reputation will not recover. And to many, many people, including myself, he deserves all the flack he is receiving.

What to call carbonated drinks? TALEISE LAWRENCE Staff Writer


hen I moved to Wisconsin from the UP, I knew there would be differences from what I was used to. Here it’s a little bit warmer, there’s a time change and people love the Packers. Nothing I couldn’t handle, even if it took some getting used to. However, what I didn’t expect was to be ridiculed for saying “pop.” Pop is clearly the right word to describe a carbonated soft drink; it literally makes a popping noise when you open the can! The first usage of this term was in 1812 because of the popping noise corks made when removed from old bottles. It simply makes sense.

What does soda even mean? Apparently, soda is a shortening of the word “sodium.” This mineral is often found in natural springs, so they used it to describe carbonation. One of my classmates that had moved up north from the south said “soda,” but she was the only one. Everyone I grew up with said pop, so imagine my surprise when almost everyone in Madison says soda! After looking into it more, I found out that most of Wisconsin says “pop.” In fact, almost all of the Midwest uses that term for carbonated beverages. Clearly, “pop” is the right choice even if half of Wisconsin got it wrong. So, although I might not be in the majority here in Madison, I know that “pop” is and always will be the correct name.


How common each term for carbonated beverages is in the United States.







Pictured from left, are Zendaya and Timothee Chalamet in the film "Dune."

Dune: Modern day cinematic art GRANT NELSON Staff Writer A film that is making history right now and one I would recommend to everyone is “Dune,” based on the books by Frank Herbert. The new film is the best on-screen adaption of the books I have seen. It has great acting, a great storyline, and an all-star cast including Zendaya, Jason Momoa and Timothée Chalamet. The film focuses on the coming of age of Paul Atreides, played by Chalamet. Atreides’ nobel house takes control of the planet Dune, given to them by the emperor of the Human Imperium. The story shows Paul developing empathic abilities as many factions in the Empire believe

he is a chosen one who will change the universe. As he grows into his powers, he has a vision of the future in which a great crusade is waged across the universe in his name and he is unable to stop it. The film is very true to the book in the way it depicts the heroes' journey. In "Dune," the hero is more of anti-hero. The story features a very gray sense of morality in which everyone is making choices that come at the expense of freedom and lives of others. Dune and the Empire are at the cusp of a civil war, as the great houses fight over the planet’s resources – a parallel to the war for oil in our world. Dune is the only planet where the mythical spice is found, an element that makes faster-thanlight travel possible and gives great empathic

ability to many throughout the Empire. Factions throughout the Empire battle for control of it through politics as well as the sword. I found the portrayal of Paul in this film to be very different from many failed attempts to portray the character through the years. In this version, he seems like a normal teenaged boy filled with fear and hate and being very passive, which shows new forms of heroes in film in my view. The special effects and battles are great, and the scenes are very artistic creating the look of a classic science-fiction epic. This film feels like our generation's “Star Wars.” I would highly recommend going to this film as it is truly a piece of modern day cinematic art.

In search of the perfect pumpkin pie STUART PATE Staff Writer Pumpkin pie is the most delicious way to wrap up a Thanksgiving feast. And this year holds big promise as the world recovers from COVID – 19. Last year, during lockdown, my Thanksgiving consisted of Sloppy Joes made from ground turkey. So, this year I want something special. I tried out a recipe from America’s Test Kitchen in search of the elusive perfect pumpkin pie. What sets this recipe apart from other pumpkin pie recipes are its ingredients, such as maple syrup, candied yams and fresh ginger.

Ingredients Pie Crust:

1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon sugar ½ teaspoon salt 6 tablespoons butter, chilled 4 tablespoons vegetable shortening 2 tablespoons ice water

Pie Filling:

1 cup heavy cream 1 cup whole milk 3 whole large eggs plus 2 large egg yolks 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 15 oz can pumpkin puree 1 cup candied yams (drained) ¾ cup sugar ¼ cup maple syrup 2 teaspoons of grated fresh ginger 1 teaspoon table salt ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

Wild rosehips tea creates the perfect Thanksgiving treat ADELINE HOLTE Staff Writer


Slice of the finished pumpkin pie.


The first step is to make the pie crust. Put three-quarters of a cup of the flour, the sugar, and the salt in a food processor. Throw in the shortening and then take the chilled butter and grate it on top of the flour mixture That’s right, run the chilled stick of butter through a grater. The end result is butter shreds that will mix evenly into the pie crust dough. Hit the pulse button on the food processor a few times until the mixture starts to come together. Add the remaining flour and pulse some more until you get a bunch of pellets of dough and there are no floury bits. Take the dough pellets and combine them in a bowl using a spatula using the chilled water. Use as little water as possible. Only add water until the dough forms a ball and is no longer falling apart. Wrap the dough tightly with cling wrap and refrigerate for at

least 45 minutes but no more than two days. Flour a surface to roll out the dough. A tip here is to lightly spray the surface with cooking spray and then sprinkle the flour. The spray will help keep the sprinkled flour in place. Let the dough stand at room temperature for ten minutes. Just long enough to let it soften so you can take a rolling pin and roll the dough out into a 12-inch circle and about 1/8 inch thick. This can be tough to do. If you’re not into rolling the dough out on a floured surface, another tip is to use Mrs. Anderson’s Baking Harold Import Co Crust Maker Bag, 11, Clear which goes for $16.77 on It’s a flat round bag that you put the dough in and then zips shut. Then just take a rolling pin and » SEE PIE PAGE 11

With autumn slowly ticking away its bright colors and luke-warm weather as Thanksgiving rounds the corner, you may feel a sadness in watching the leaves fall off the trees and the gray clouds and cold weather start to close in. But with the start of the end of autumn nearing us, you can be encouraged, because the rosehips are at their ripest. Sure, maybe rosehips don’t fully make up for the fact that fall is nearing its end, but since Thanksgiving is just around the corner, harvesting rosehips (or buying them!) can create a perfect Thanksgiving tea. Not to mention, rosehips hold largely beneficial amounts of vitamin C and full of antioxidants. As well as tasting great, they are also very healthy. If you have wild rosehips in your yard, this time of year is the best time to harvest. With the temperatures having dipped below freezing, rosehips are now at their peak time for sweetness, which means your tea will be the perfect blend of sweet. When making rosehip tea with dried rosehips, which is what you would most likely buy in a store, all you need to do is crush up your rosehips and steep them in your tea. Wild rosehips, however, are a different story, and a longer process. But, in my opinion, the time it takes to prepare tea with wild rosehips is a much better outcome and well worth the labor. Gathering your rose hips: The first step of your wild rosehip tea is to gather your rosehips. When picking, make sure the hips are red or orange in color, with no spots or wormholes. It’s also good to keep an eye out for birds or bugs in your bush, so that you are not getting » SEE TEA PAGE 11



Holiday coffee flavors are back at Berres Brothers Café MARY SEGALL Staff Writer Calling all coffee connoisseur, Berres Brothers Café holiday flavors are here! Berres Brothers serve and roast their own blend of assorted coffees with varying flavors including “Awaken,” “Mocha Mint,” “Chocolate Chip Cookie,” “Vanilla Wave” and “Strudel Cake” just to name a few. There are some seasonal favorites that are available for the holiday season, “Mistletoe Mocha,” “Sugar Cookie,” “Peppermint Stick” and “Tapped Out.” Berres Brothers Café and Retail Store is located in Watertown, Wisconsin. The company opened in the year 1992. Upon pulling into the parking lot, it was rather full with different vehicles. I saw people leaving the store with a smile on their face and a coffee cup in their hand. This was my first time there so I was not sure what to expect.

As I walked in, I saw people chatting at tables and drinking their coffee. Off to the left was a counter where food and beverages could be ordered. On the menu to order there were frozen drinks, smoothies, teas, hot chocolates and of course coffee beverages including lattes, Americanos and cappuccinos. Coffee cake is available in flavors like blueberry, brown butter and double chocolate along with bagels, muffins and cookies. There was a minimalistic feel to the establishment with not too many seasonal decorations or artwork on the walls, but tasteful instrumental music can be heard during your visit. The tables and floor were clean and a delightful smell of fresh brewed coffee and crumble cake lingered throughout the store. As I walked past the counter and turned left, there was a wall of coffee from little single cups for a Keurig to a

1.5 oz bag to larger pound bags. There was a nice selection of the select coffees in either whole beans or freshly ground servings. Other little holiday trinkets could be found such as holiday mugs with reindeer screen-printed on them or ornaments of coffee or hot chocolate for any true connoisseur. Before leaving for home, I purchased a few of the 1.5 oz bags of coffee to try. The staff are very personable and are open to giving you their opinions of other items you may enjoy. I have heard of this brand before. They can usually be found in at least a few flavors at your local market from my experience. I love the chocolate chip cookie coffee; I drink it weekly. I picked up a peppermint stick coffee which was delicious, it offers a subtle undertone of chocolate with a lighter blend of coffee, quite enjoyable! I highly recommend the peppermint stick flavored coffee which I believe is a limited offer only during this spe-

cific holiday season. Hot coffee with the aroma of peppermint, the taste is delightful and not overbearing with the peppermint just enough to make it noticed. This specific coffee pairs beautifully with Nestle’s Coffee Mate Peppermint Mocha coffee creamer for a wonderful Christmas treat. “I call it Christmas in a cup!” My overall experience at Berres Brothers was enjoyable. The atmosphere of the establishment was welcoming and seemed to be well kept with. Customers seemed to be enjoying themselves whether it was drinking a coffee while reading the newspaper or doing some work on a laptop and having a muffin. The staff was friendly and helpful and I found many new options of coffee to try out! I will be going back to Berres Brothers, I recommend it to anyone looking for a great spot to meet friends for coffee or a quiet place to get some work done with a pleasant atmosphere.



Spider-Man vs. Dr. Otto Octavius in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2 JD SMITH NELSON Staff Writer Hot off the heels of his record-breaking box-office smash, Sam Raimi immediately went to work on a sequel to blow “SpiderMan” out of the water. After a couple scrapped sub-plots, a faked back injury from Tobey Maguire and a deal with a new cinematographer, production for “SpiderMan 2” was underway. This sequel stars returning actors Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker, Kirsten Dunst as Mary Jane Watson, James Franco as Harry Osborn and Rosemary Harris as Aunt May. The cast of characters from the Daily Bugle office also return and play an even bigger role in this movie. The new big-bad is Doctor Octopus, portrayed by Alfred Molina, as well as eight puppeteers that control Otto’s four mechanical arms. When we check in with Peter Parker at the beginning of this film, we see the cost that Spider-Man has on Peter’s personal life. He gets fired from his pizza delivery job, is nearly failing his class at E.S.U. with Curt Connors, nearly gets fired from his job at the Daily Bugle and manages to forget his own birthday. As well as this, Harry Osborn has a strained friendship with Peter since he believes that SpiderMan killed his father, and that Peter must know who he is. Mary Jane, having been rejected by Peter in the previous film also makes it clear that she is dating someone now. All the while Pete still needs to suit up and be the hero to New York that he swore to be after capturing his uncle’s killer. Peter, as part of an assignment, also meets Otto Octavius. Otto is a good man, a genius and a loving husband. However, Otto’s ambition leads to disaster, and it is up to SpiderMan to save the day from Otto’s fusion

reactor device. All these stakes and more come together to create the most gripping character drama Spider-Man media has ever produced. The new cinematographer, Bill Pope, brings in a new visual style for this film as well as “Spider-Man 3.” Using harsh shadows and pink lighting to create a warm yet bold look that fits the film’s dramatic yet uplifting tone. As well as the upgrade to cinematography, the visual effects have taken a significant leap in quality as well. No longer does Spider-Man look like a video game character super-imposed over a real bit of New York footage. Now, the shadows, movement, and heft give Spider-Man, Doc Ock and other models a truly believable presence within the film’s portrayal of the Big Apple. Speaking of, New York is a living breathing character in all these movies, especially in “Spider-Man 2.” The cast of side characters is abundant, from MJ’s fiancé John Jameson, to Peter’s grouchy landlord Mr. Ditkovich. All the characters are memorable and add to the feeling that the city is worth saving. The film is filled with gripping drama, bold visual effects and a wonderful cast of unique characters. It carries the comic book inspired tone of the first film while adding a level of prestige not yet seen in Marvel movies at the time. This all adds up to “Spider-Man 2” not only being better than “Spider-Man.” It propels it to the top of many comic-book-movie fans’ lists. To top off this rightful acclaim, there’s one last reason “Spider-Man 2” is a mustwatch. Dr. Otto Octavius will be making a standout appearance in this year’s “SpiderMan No Way Home” so if you want his backstory, this film is essential. Next issue will round off this Spider-Marathon, so stay tuned webheads!


Illustration of Spider-Man being held by Dr. Otto Octavius.




CONTINUED FROM PAGE 9 roll the dough until it reaches the edges of the bag and makes a perfect 11-inch circle. The bag unzips completely and then carefully let the dough fall into a 9-inch pie plate. Let the dough rest in the refrigerator for thirty minutes. Par bake the pie crust. This means bake the pie crust a little first before putting in the pie filling. There’s going to be a lot of steam that comes out of the crust as in bake which can lead to bubbles forming and leaving your crust hopelessly deformed. Employ two tips. One, take a fork and poke the dough all over forming holes for the steam to escape. Second, use pastry beads. Webake 10mm Ceramic Pie Weights with Cotton Bags goes for about $12 on Line the dough with parchment paper or aluminum foil and pour in the beads. This will add weight to prevent those dreaded bubble from forming. Bake the crust in a preheated oven at 375 degrees for 15 minutes. Put on oven mitts and carefully grab the edges of the parchment paper or foil and take out the pastry beads. They’re going to be hot so be careful. Bake the crust for about 15 minutes more. Checking on it every 5 minutes to make sure it doesn’t over cook. Take just quick peaks. Once the crust reaches the desired shade of brown, take out and let cool. While all that’s going on, make the filling for the pie.

Pie Filling:

Whisk together milk, heavy cream, whole eggs, egg yolks and vanilla extract together. Heat a saucepan over medium heat on the stove top. Here’s where it gets weird. The pie filling is par cooked. First add the cinnamon and nutmeg to the saucepan and let those spices bloom. You don’t want them to burn. When they become fragrant, add the pumpkin puree, sugar,


Some ingredients used for pumpkin pie. maple syrup and salt. You need to add one cup of candied yams, not canned yams. There’s a difference: candied yams are chunks of sweet potatoes covered in caramelized brown sugar. This proved to be a hard ingredient to find. Eventually this was ordered online for about $8 for three cans. One cup is about three-fourths of a can. Smash the candied yams and then mix in saucepan. You’re also going to need two teaspoons of fresh ginger. Take about half an inch of ginger root and use a spoon to peel it. Then grate it and mix into the saucepan. Now get ready for some work. You need to mix this in the saucepan until it becomes a shiny ball. You’re doing this so all the sugars caramelize. It takes time and effort. Plan on mixing for 10 -15 minutes. Your arm is going to get super tired. If you have a friend who can help it might be a good idea to take turns mixing. Remove the saucepan from heat and whisk in the milk and egg mixture until fully incorporated. Strain the mixture through a fine mesh strainer. Push it through using

a spatula or back of a ladle into a bowl. You’ll be left with some ginger fibers and unincorporated yams. Throw this stuff away. In the bowl is super creamy pie filling. Pour the pie filling into the cooling pie crust and return the pie to the oven which is still at 375 degrees. You’re going to want to cover the edges of the pie crust with foil to keep them from baking further. You can also use something called a pie shield, but foil will work just fine. Bake for 10 minutes then reduce heat to 325 degrees. Continue to bake 25 – 45 minutes longer until the center of the pie reads 175 degrees with an instant read thermometer. Now you just have to be patient. Remove the pie from the oven and let cool to room temperature: about 2 -3 hours. Serve with slightly sweetened whipped cream. Unless you really enjoy cooking, don’t use this recipe. It was absolutely delicious however very expensive and very time consuming to make. Halfway through making this I was longing for the days when Thanksgiving was as simple as ground turkey Sloppy Joes.

any damaged rosehips. Make sure to wear gloves! Rose bushes are full of thorns and it’s not fun to get pricked. Cleaning your rose hips: Once you have picked enough, think about 1-3 cups, depending on how much tea you want to steep, you’ll need to wash the rosehips. I achieved this by first removing all the leaves or stray stems from my bunch, and then placed them in a strainer and rinsed with cold water for about 60 to 120 seconds. After, I placed them on a paper towel to dry and dabbed them off after a few minutes. Preparing your tea: To make your tea you will need to measure out your rosehips. I used one-fourth cup rosehips to each cup of water I used. I used three cups of water, but it all depends on how much tea you want for your meal. Next, crush your rose hips. I used a paper towel and the palm of my hand to crush them lightly for them to steep faster, but you can crush them in whatever way works best for you. With rosehips, there is no need to remove any seeds, so don’t worry about it. After you’ve crushed your rosehips, you will need to steep them to create your tea. Place your rosehips in a jar or bowl and pour your boiling water over the crushed rosehips before covering it. You will have to leave your tea to steep for at least 30 minutes, but if you want your tea even stronger, you can steep them for up to a few hours. After the steeping is finished, drain your tea into a different bowl or jar, using a strainer to remove the pulp from the rosehips. Enjoy! Your tea is done! After it is steeped for your desired time, you can serve it in any way you want. You can add some honey or simple syrup as a sweetener or leave as is if you like a more earthy taste. Rosehip tea pairs nicely with desserts, such as an apple pie or apple fritter, or even to sip during your Thanksgiving meal. I have discovered that I am happy to drink my wild rosehip tea all on its own. Whether store bought or wild picked, rosehip tea is a great edition to a Thanksgiving meal, and one that I will definitely be making annually. From hand picking your rosehips to draining the pulp, creating wild rosehip is a fun and rewarding treat addition to your Thanksgiving meal.






Profiles of WolfPack athletes


A 6-foot, 5-inch guard, Malcolm Reed is a sophomore on the Madison College men’s basketball team. Through five games this season, he is averaging 8 points and 3.8 rebounds a game. He has five blocked shots, five steals and 10 assists. In the pandemic shortened 2019-2020 season, he averaged 6.1 points and scored a total of 159 points on the year. He added 116 rebounds for an average of 4.5 a game.



A two-sport athlete (basketball and football) at Barneveld High School, he led the Eagles to the Division 5 state title as a sophomore. He was a two-time all conference selection and team captain.

Olivia Marron is the only sophomore on the Madison College women’s basketball roster this season. After five games, the 5-10 forward is averaging 9.8 points a game and 3.6 rebounds. She has eight blocked shots, three steals and five assists. During the 2019-2020 season, she averaged 8.3 points a game and 5.5 rebounds. Marron was selected second team AllRegion IV and made the NJCAA Region All- Tournament team. She also played on the college’s volleyball team. The daughter of Carrie and Michael Marron, she is a recreation and fitness major.

Soccer success started with respect KELLY FENG Staff Writer When coach Tim Bruner interviewed for the men’s head soccer coach position last summer, he had already developed a plan for his team. His goal wasn’t necessarily about ball handling, passing, shooting or scrimmages. It was about something less tangible — respect. During his initial meeting with athletic director Steve Hauser, both Bruner and Hauser agreed that the team’s success would stem from players behaving and conducting themselves favorably. “One of the major initiatives, when I took the program over, is — we’re going to have respect for ourselves. We’re going to have respect for others,” Bruner said. The WolfPack had no red cards and

Different paths to football playoffs

approximately one yellow card a game— on average, a considerably lower percentage than any previous season. “Everything we did, in terms of behavior, was right. That translated to success for us in the wins and loss category because we didn’t get preoccupied with any other stuff in the game.” The team finished the season with a 10-3-2 overall record and a 6-1-1 conference record, good for a second place finish.

Collaborating and Cohesiveness

Bruner recalled his first day with returning players, incoming players and new coaching staff. “We had this mishmash group of people [who] spoke soccer as passion and were able to align. Many of the players were returning players who were all getting

along. That helped carry us into a place where we were willing to fight and compete for each other,” Bruner said. Bruner uses the solidarity of his goalkeepers as an example. Goalkeeper and captain Sebastian Varela had a significant role in creating a bond for the other two goalkeepers, setting the tone for the team. “It would be easy for them to see each other as competition. That could cause some problems because you’re only allowed to play one of them at a time. They did a great job of collaborating and working together and trying to challenge each other to become better,” Bruner said, Varela agrees with Bruner, taking pride in the camaraderie. “We’re not only a team. We’re also a » SEE SOCCER PAGE 13

Basketball teams both fall Madison College squads lose to Carl Sandburg College CLARION STAFF REPORT A tough overtime loss at home on Nov. 20 brought an end to the Madison College men’s basketball team’s four-game winning streak. The WolfPack was held to just six points in the overtime period and lost to Carl Sandburg College, 81-76. Freshman Keith Hoffman led Madison College with 19 points and nine rebounds. Classmate Nik Feller added 16 points, while sophomore Malcom Reed scored 11 to round out the double-digit scorers. The team had won four-straight games after a season-opening loss to McHenry Community College and now stands at 4-2 overall. In its most recent victory, Madison College prevailed over St. Cloud Technical & Community College in a low-scoring affair, winning 49-44. In a game that saw multiple lead changes, the WolfPack closed out the final period with a 12-2 run to secure the victory. Feller was the only Madison College player to score in double figures, netting 14 points and adding five rebounds. Hoffman had eight points, nine rebounds and four steals. The men’s basketball team’s next home game is Nov. 30 against Western Technical College at 7:30 p.m. at Redsten Gymnasium.

BOH SUH Staff Writer Most college football teams have one game left this season unless they make it the conference championship game, leaving them few chances to impress the College Football Playoff Committee. Here are some possible scenarios for the contenders to make it to the playoff. Georgia (11-0) – At this point, after beating Georgia Tech (which is very likely), they probably still secure a spot even if they lose in the Southeastern Conference (SEC) championship game. Ohio State (10-1) – With a loss against Oregon early in the season, Ohio State needs to keep winning. Beating Michigan and then winning the Big Ten championship game will guarantee a spot for Ohio State. If they beat Michigan and then lose in the Big Ten championship game, it will depend on how other contenders do, but they would likely be out. Alabama (10-1) – Alabama has many scenarios. If they beat Auburn and Georgia in the SEC championship game, they’re in. But what if they lose against Auburn and beat Georgia in the SEC championship game? My guess is that they are still going to be in. With a name value and the SEC champion title, the CFP committee will not leave Alabama out. » SEE PLAYOFFS PAGE 13


Madison College men’s soccer coach Tim Bruner led his team to a 10-3-2 overall record in his first season as coach.

Women’s basketball


Madison College’s Taylor Ripp, left, is fouled as she goes up for a shot against Carl Sandburg College on Saturday, Nov. 20, at Redsten Gymnasium.

After five games, the Madison College women’s basketball team is still searching for its first victory of the season after losing to Carl Sandburg College, 59-49, at home on Nov. 20. Freshman guard Brianna Hendricks led the WolfPack in scoring with 19 points, while adding eight rebounds and nine steals. Olivia Marron, the only returning player on the squad, scored 10 points. The game was tied, 14-14, after the first quarter and remained close the entire way, but Carl Sandburg took a 27-22 halftime lead and slowly added to it in the remaining two quarters. » SEE FALL PAGE 13



CONTINUED FROM PAGE 12 family. We’re a brotherhood. We never let competition or the idea of being better than any other player [interfere].” For the Costa Rican native, it’s vital to bond beyond the playing surface. “We get along on the field but also outside the field so we can have better chemistry and have better confidence in each other,” Varela said. Varela isn’t the only player who appreciates the family-like bond. “There was no drama, which tended to be a problem in previous years,” said midfielder Jonas Luskey Sanders. “Everyone was fighting for each other, and we stuck it out until the end. I was sure the season might have been a bust again, but it was just a complete turnaround.” The team captain sees Bruner’s proactive guidance as an unexpected benefit. “I like his coaching style because it’s not a one-size-fits-all. He makes sure to get on the ground level with players and knows each player’s strengths and weaknesses.” Luskey Sanders noticed several players needed extra support during the season but were hesitant to reach out. Still, Coach Bruner had that insight to take the initiative and connect with the players.

The Coaching Cauldron

Being hired only three weeks before

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2021 | SPORTS | 13 the soccer season, Bruner optimized his 18 years of club soccer experience and six years as an assistant coach with the men’s and women’s teams at Edgewood College. Early in the season, the WolfPack learned they were ranked sixth in the nation. Bruner admits the ranking gave the team swagger and confidence. “That helped us believe we had something good going. We were able to stay in the national rankings all year.” Bruner acknowledges it’s not a one-person show that gave the team the achievement. He’s quick to credit assistant coaches Matt Tebo and Peter Lively. “Both of them are capable of doing the job that I’m doing because they’re so experienced,” he said. In addition to Tebo and Lively, Jamie Lieberman provided goalkeeper-specific training, and Aldon Lumnai jumped in to play the game, demonstrating skills to players. “We put this all in the cauldron and stirred it up. What we had from a coaching staff, we were able to reach every player and come up with a style that was helpful for them to learn,” Bruner said.

Mental Strength

Another component was the team’s mental game. With a record of 10-3-2, Bruner notes the season had a lot of close games, but the team was able to harness their mindset. The spring season’s record was 2-61. Bruner explains that many of those

games were close games, but the team shored up their mental game from spring to fall. “It showed we took some lessons from that spring season and applied those to the fall. They were able to find the win this time around,” Bruner said. The WolfPack’s regular season finished in a tie, ending a nine-week winning streak. While a scoreless semi-final conference game ended in a penalty shoot-out, where the opposing team Harper College won, the team views the first season with Bruner as a complete one-eighty. “This season was a rebuild year. It wasn’t even a year we were supposed to have much success. We’ve never been ranked before this season,” Luskey Sanders said. For Bruner, success comes down to mental fortitude and deep admiration for the sport. He says soccer has many decisions that can preoccupy a player, with time wasted being concerned with a referee’s decision. By not worrying about whether the referee made the right decision or the opposing team’s behavior, they were able to turn their focus to their playing, which translated to more wins. The job was to stay focused on the task at hand. “You can’t control a referee’s decision. You can’t control what an opponent is going to do. So we focused on ourselves and kept inward. It kept our eyes on the prize,” Bruner said.


Madison College schedules and results.

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What if Alabama beats Auburn and then loses in the SEC championship game? In this case, Alabama would need some help. Georgia and the Big Ten champion (if it is Ohio State or Michigan) will be in, leaving two spots. If Cincinnati is undefeated and there’s a one loss Big 12 champion (Oklahoma State or Oklahoma), will Alabama get a chance? Michigan – Similar to Ohio State, they need to win against Ohio State and capture the Big Ten championship game. If they lose against Ohio State, then they are out. Cincinnati – This is another tricky situation. Even if they go undefeated, there is a chance that they could be left out. The worst scenario would be Georgia losing against Alabama in the SEC championship game, which could put both Georgia and Alabama in. If the Big Ten champion is a one-loss Michigan or Ohio State and the Big 12 champion is a one-loss Oklahoma State, Cincinnati may be out. The best scenario for Cincinnati is Georgia beating Alabama so that only one SEC team is in. If either Michigan or Ohio State loses in the Big Ten championship game or there is a two loss Big 12 champion, Cincinnati would be in as well. Notre Dame – I think there is a chance for the Irish, but it would take some luck. Georgia beating Alabama (if Auburn beats Alabama first, that would be even better), Wisconsin as the Big Ten champion (Notre Dame has a head-to-head advantage), Cincinnati loses a game somehow, and there’s a two loss Big 12 champion. The most realistic scenario is going to be Georgia, Big Ten champion (either Michigan or Ohio State), Cincinnati, and then the last spot for Notre Dame. Oklahoma State – This is simply because Oklahoma State is ranked higher in the most recent CFP ranking. Similar to Notre Dame’s path, Georgia winning the SEC, having a two loss Big Ten champion, and both Cincinnati and Notre Dame lose will give Oklahoma State a spot. The most realistic scenario is going to be Georgia, Big Ten champion (either Michigan or Ohio State), Cincinnati, and the last spot for Oklahoma State. I believe that if they become a one loss Big 12 champion, they will make it. Oregon – OK, this is tough. I do not know how far the CFP committee will rank them after the devastating loss against Utah. They basically need Georgia to win the SEC, Alabama possibly losing twice (against Auburn and Georgia), Wisconsin winning the Big Ten, Cincinnati and Notre Dame lose a game, and there is a two loss Big 12 champion. Basically, Oregon needs everyone to lose.

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Madison College women’s basketball player Lauren Thole, right, looks to get past a Carl Sandburg College defender.


CONTINUED FROM PAGE 12 Madison College suffered double-digit losses in both its games at the Anoka-Ramsey Community College tournament on Nov. 12-13. Amareyna Knox and Taylor Ripp led the WolfPack in scoring in a 58-48 loss to St. Cloud Technical & Community College. Knox had 11

points in 30 minutes of play, while Ripp added 10 points and eight rebounds. No one reached double digits in the 80-57 loss to Anoka-Ramsey Community College, but Lauren Thole and Laurissa Pickel both scored nine points. Next up for the WolfPack is a Nov. 30 game at home against Western Technical College.

A disastrous week for some teams chasing the College Football Playoffs BOH SUH Staff Writer For some teams, week 12 was a chance to boost their resume, while it was a disastrous week for other teams and conferences. With a loss against Clemson, Wake Forest is 9-2 and is out of the playoff race. Some could argue what if Wake Forest becomes a two-loss ACC champion? Unfortunately, even with the championship belt, the chance that the ACC sends a team in the playoff is slim to none at this point. Why? Because the College Football Playoff Committee did not think highly of the ACC in the first place. When the first CFP ranking came out in week 11, the highest ranking the ACC had was ninth, which was held by an unbeaten Wake Forest. They were behind a one-loss teams like Alabama, Oregon, Ohio State and Michigan. The next highest ranked team in

the ACC? Let me see, North Carolina State at No. 19. The only hope that the ACC had was Wake Forest going undefeated. However, Wake Forest lost two weeks ago against North Carolina and then lost again against Clemson. So that is it. The ACC is not going to send a team to the playoff. The Pac-12 conference is in a similar situation. Many people assumed that Oregon was going to run the table, especially after a win against Ohio State in earlier season. However, Utah stopped them, destroying Oregon and the Pac-12’s hope to send a team to the playoff. At this point, it is likely that Oregon is out unless every other team in top 10 loses. On the other hand, Cincinnati looks like it will be selected for the first time as a Group of Five Conferences. All they do is win, and with a dominant win against SMU, Cincinnati is bound to be top four this week.

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Rivalry week could bring lots of surprise victors BOH SUH Staff Writer Rivalry week in college football always brings surprising results. Some teams have been struggling the whole season, but then they spoil the last game for their rival. My biggest upset pick starts with Auburn beating Alabama. To be honest, it is a 50/50 game for me because as much as Alabama struggled to win this season, so did Auburn. If Auburn was in the top 25, I would have more faith in Auburn to pull off the victory. But it will be a closer game than what people predict. The next possible upset is Stanford beating Notre Dame. Stanford has been struggling the whole season, except when they knocked out No. 3 Oregon a few weeks ago. And then, they went back to their routine, and they are sitting at a 3-8 record. What would be a great way to finish the season? End Notre Dame’s playoff hope. That seems like a good motivation for Stanford. Another one is Mississippi State beating Ole Miss. This is rather an important game for Ole Miss because the highest ranked Southeastern Conference (SEC) team is likely going to New Year’s six bowl game. The home team has won three years in a row, and the game is at Mississippi State this year. The next upset I see is Nebraska beating Iowa. Nebraska has another dreadful season with a 3-8 record. However, they may be the best 3-8 team in the nation. I am not saying this in a sarcastic way, but if you look at their games closely, all their losses against good teams were within 10 points. They played Oklahoma (away), Michigan State (away), Wisconsin

(away), Michigan (home), Purdue (home) and Ohio State (home). Some people may laugh at Nebraska’s record, but I believe that they will be fighting for the Big Ten Championship game within a few years. Even next year may be a scary season for this team. No. 1 Georgia vs. Georgia Tech – Georgia No. 2 Alabama vs. Auburn – Auburn No. 3 Oregon vs. Oregon State Oregon No. 4 Ohio State vs. No. 6 Michigan – Ohio State No. 5 Cincinnati vs. East Carolina – Cincinnati No. 7 Michigan State vs Penn State – Michigan State No. 8 Notre Dame vs. Stanford – Stanford No. 9 Oklahoma State vs. No. 13 Oklahoma – Oklahoma State No. 10 Wake Forest vs. Boston College – Wake Forest No. 11 Baylor – Texas Tech - Baylor No. 12 Ole Miss vs. No. 25 Mississippi State – Mississippi State No. 15 Wisconsin vs. Minnesota – Wisconsin No. 14 BYU vs. USC – BYU No. 16 Texas A&M vs. LSU – LSU No. 17 Iowa vs. Nebraska – Nebraska No. 18 Pittsburgh vs. Syracuse – Pittsburgh No. 19 San Diego State vs. Boise State – San Diego State No. 20 NC State vs. North Carolina – NC State No. 21 Arkansas vs. Missouri – Arkansas No. 22 UTSA vs. North Texas UTSA No. 23 Utah vs. Colorado – Utah No. 24 Houston vs. UConn Houston

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