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A LOCAL AND GLOBAL ISSUE Human trafficking has impacted communities across the state HUNTER TURPIN Staff Writer “Human trafficking is not only prevalent, but it’s pervasive in Dane county and in Madison, and that’s why I’m here; if we don’t accept that it is an issue we will never put an end to it.” This is how presenter, Ron Heinrich, described human trafficking’s proximity to Madison. Human trafficking is on the rise not only globally but is becoming a greater issue right on our doorstep in Wisconsin. On Feb. 5, the Madison College Volunteer Center hosted an event featuring two speakers, Cheri Dubiel and Ron Heinrich, to share local opportunities to help trafficking victims and bring an end to the growing problem. The event was put together by Ricardo Marroquin as a way to bring these options to students. “I saw that January was human trafficking awareness month and I then I knew that I wanted to feature the issue at a monthly meeting with the volunteer center,” Marroquin said. “I wanted to bring presenters that would not only offer volunteer opportunities but also explain the issue and show how


Free dental cleanings for children a big hit ANICA GRANEY  Digital Designer  Smiles are contagious. Healthy, clean smiles even more so. Madison College’s dental hygienist program is on a mission to create as many healthy, clean smiles as possible, while also raising awareness during National Children’s Dental Health Month.  Free dental cleanings, x-rays and sealants were available for children ages 3-17 on Feb. 10, 12 and 14. This opportunity was a major hit in past years and continues to serve children and the community, especially for those who cannot afford regular dental care.  Appointments began at 7:30 a.m. and noon, giving train-

ing hygienists the opportunity to clean two patients’ teeth a day while this promotion was available.  Samantha Gorman, a student dental hygienist, was able to bring her son, Josiah, along with two of her older children in for a teeth cleaning during this promotion. She introduced Josiah to proper teeth cleaning techniques and made the experience fun and educational.  “This promotion allows us to meet our child requirements and bring in new clients,” says Gorman. Along with helping the student hygienists complete their child teeth cleaning requirements, this opportunity benefited the community by providing free cleanings and » SEE DENTAL PAGE 5


Volunteer Center member Ricardo Marroquin introduces presenters at event discussing human trafficking on Feb. 5. big of a problem it really is.” The first presenter, Dubiel, showcased projects and groups for victims that the organization Community Shares of Wisconsin has to offer, such as marketing and advocacy on the issue. Similarly, the second presentation from SlaveFree Madison represented by Heinrich explained services their organization is doing, such as engraving the trafficking » SEE ISSUE PAGE 5

Public Safety remodeling is completed TESSA MORHARDT Editor in Chief


A young visitor gets his teeth cleaned at the dental hygienist program’s free event last week.

Remodeling of the college’s Public Safety Office was recently completed. The project began at the end of last semester and forced the Public Safety Office to be relocated into a nearby office space. “Our new Public Safety Office redesign was done to expand our space to accommodate our officers and enclose our dispatch center, providing dispatchers with privacy when taking calls and speaking to the public at the office window,” said John Flannery, Director of Public Safety. In addition, the project created an interviewing/meeting » SEE SAFETY PAGE 5





By Rachel Becker, librarian

Celebrating open education week


2019-2020 Tessa Morhardt EDITOR IN CHIEF

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There’s no denying that education can be expensive, but there are a couple tools educators are using to make it accessible for all. Join us in celebrating two upcoming global events: Fair Use Week and Open Education Week. “So what are these events and what do they mean to me as a student?” I’m glad you asked!

Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week (Feb. 24 – 28)

According to the event’s website(, “Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week is an annual celebration of the important doctrines of fair use and fair dealing.” So what’s fair use anyway? Fair use allows limited use of copyrighted material without permission from the copyright holder for uses such as criticism, parody, news reporting, research, and instruction. Fair use is especially

high quality learning tools designed to be accessible to everyone and repurposed or “remixed” by anyone who wants to make the OERs their own. This is made possible by OER creators applying what’s called a “Creative Commons license” meaning others can use their work as long as they credit the original author. OERs come in many forms including textbooks, classroom presentations, videos, quizzes, and more. Educational resources in this form are easily accessible by anyone regardless of economic situation and can be translated into any language. Unlike traditional text-

important in education because it can allow instructors to use material under copyright in their classrooms that they might not be able to use otherwise. Without fair use we might have a harder time accessing educational material and we might have to spend more money. To learn more about fair use and copyright visit the Madison College Libraries’ Guide:

Open Education Week (March 2 – 6, 2020)

This is a global celebration of Open Educational Resources (OERs). OERs are

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Black History Month events

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books, OERs can be remixed to reflect student voices unique to each institution and incorporate a higher level of diversity. Perhaps you’re already using an OER text in your class. Or maybe your instructor has created their own learning tools specifically for your course. Check out Open Ed Week’s page for more info: https:// www.openeducationweek. org/. If you want to learn more about OER and how you can get involved check out the Madison College Libraries’ Guide: Visit Madison College Libraries’ social media pages during Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week and Open Education Week for cool facts and information on how you interact with these two subjects every day. If you have any questions stop in the library and we will be happy to help.

Public Safety Officers respond to many calls for service and we communicate our activities to the college community. Here are some notable incidents from the past two weeks.   On Tuesday, Jan. 28, Public Safety received a report of an individual at the Truax campus under the influence of alcohol. Public Safety responded and made contact with the individual. A safe ride was arranged home for the person and they were warned for their actions. On Friday, Jan. 31, a large amount of cash was stolen at the Goodman South Campus. The incident is still under investigation. Please keep all valuables, including wallets, purses and elec-

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tronics in a safe and secure location and never leave them unattended. On Monday, Feb. 3, Public Safety made contact with a disorderly and intoxicated individual at the Goodman South Campus. Public Safety removed the individual from the premises and warned the person for trespassing.

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. If need to report an emergency or have other campus safety concerns, please contact our department at 2452222; Public Safety Officers are available 24/7.

The Madison College Black Student Union (BSU) has two upcoming events planned in honor of Black History Month. On Thursday, Feb. 20, from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., the BSU will show the PBS documentary, “Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities,” in the Intercultural Exchange, Truax Room C1430. This documentary shares the story of America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The showing will be followed by a discussion session. The BSU will host its major event, “Black and Brilliant,” on Thursday, Feb. 27, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Truax Room D1630. There will be a free college community luncheon starting at 11 a.m. with a panel discussion at noon. The panel will feature members of the Divine Nine (historically Black Greek letter organizations) and alumni.


An error occured in the last issue printed on Feb. 5. The voting rate for Madison College in 2014 was mistakenly written to be 12.1 percent. The reality was that it was 41.2 percent, and rose 12.1 percent up to 53.3 percent in 2018. Madison College has been above the national average in voting rates for many years now.

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‘Madison College Talks’ a powerful series Next series event will feature Bobby Seale, co-founder of the Black Panther Party SHIA AARON L FISHER Contributor The Equity, Inclusion and Community Engagement department at Madison College has been busy organizing events and programs for community members and Madison College students. Jimmy Cheffen Jr. is the Climate & Culture Program Coordinator for the department and works closely with Vice President, Lucia Nuñez, organizing programs and events. To address the campus climate experience the department has produced a speaking series called “Madison College Talks.” “It is one of the priorities of Dr. Jack Daniels,” says Cheffen, “his priority was equity, inclusion and diversity and he understands the importance of underrepresented groups at the college.” Madison College President Dr. Jack Daniels III advanced the creation of the Equity, Inclusion Department a few short years ago, according to Cheffen. “We’ve done a lot of things. We created a Men of Excellence plan that focuses on African American Males, Latino Males,” says Cheffen. Collaborating with community partners, non-profit organizations and the Wisconsin Department of Instruction, the Madison College Equity, Inclusion department has organized events featuring civil leaders and public figures. “We invite well known speakers to set the stage and we create experiences around it to have discussion about certain issues,” says Cheffen. Cheffen continues by sharing an example “when we had Yusef Salaam, [we talked about] prison, incarceration of black males and police brutality.” Yusef Salaam, who is a criminal justice activist and author, shared his story at Madison College’s Truax Campus in November of 2019, in the Mitby Theater. “It opens a way for us to have those types of conversation and to collaborate with other organizations, non-profit organizations like Nehemiah, [the] YWCA,” said Cheffen. Cheffen maintains that it is important to continue to have speaker events like the one featuring Yusef Salaam, while the department is its infancy. “For Bobby Seale, we’re collaborating with the NAACP, the City of Madison and Dane County. We’ve been known to work with the Black Educator’s Network and the Department of Instruction,” said Cheffen, as well as, “the African Association of Madison, the Muslim


Madison College Climate and Culture Program Coordinator Jimmy Cheffen Jr. talks about programming the Office of Equity, Inclusion and Community Engagement plans to bring to campus. Association and the Chamber of Commerce.” “When we do something like this, we not only bring the speakers in, we always have other activities,” said Cheffen. In addition to the “Madison College Talks,” speaking series, is a book club and a film circle, that helps promote group discussions on topics pertaining to equity and inclusion. “All of our events are open to the public...we think it is important for us to have these discussions and we try to create a space where we can have these discussions,” said Cheffen. On Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, co-found-

er of the Black Panther Party, Bobby Seale, will speak at Madison College Truax Campus in the Mitby Theater beginning at 6 p.m. “We read his [Bobby Seale] book, ‘Seize the Time,’ and from there, we kind of deconstructed his whole narrative and we create it again...we explore it, [we] make sense of it in today’s time. We can see the issues that were going on back then,” Cheffen contends, “we still have some of those same issues today. Especially when we talk about, food and security, police brutality, or even access to education, or activism in our youth.” Bobby Seale is scheduled to appear

on Madison College grounds throughout the week of Feb. 24 with commitments in the Intercultural Exchange space at the Madison College Truax campus. When asked what students can learn by attending one of these events, Cheffen said, “I think people are going to reflect on the significance on the Black Panther Party…we’re helping to explore the story and then ask questions.” Cheffen ended by saying, “we do this kind of stuff all year round, [inviting] African American, Latino speakers, really we want people to explore these narratives all year round.”

National TRiO Day to be celebrated on Feb. 21 CHRIS BIRD News Editor In honor of National TRiO Day, TRiO and the RISE department will be holding a celebration on Feb. 21, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the RISE office at the Madison College Truax Campus. The celebration will be an opportunity for TRiO students and RISE department staff to share how TRiO has changed their lives and show how much it means to those involved. Ra’Shi Common, Student Support Service Trio advisor at Madison College, is organizing the day’s activities. She hopes guests will take some time to find out how students are affected by TRiO and to celebrate what the group accomplishes. She has helped plan a day of sharing both in experiences with TRiO and through what she called a “60 second service opportunity.” Attendees will be able to assemble a small care package of essentials for some-

one in the community who is in need of things like hygiene products. Not everyone has much time to dedicate to volunteer and service work, but even small gestures like one care package can make a difference in another person’s life. TRiO helps students who are first generation college attendees, have low income, or have documented disabilities. “We are the element of support that is supposed to guide students through the whole culture of college,” said Common. TRiO tries to provide cultural experiences and encourage people to form connections Connections are an essential part of giving students support and enriching their college experience. “It’s important to have that go to person and not feel like they don’t belong,” said Common. The TRiO space provides an environment for socializing and support towards that purpose. Students in TRiO meet with advisors routinely

to establish a channel to the things that TRiO offers. There is a sense of personal responsibility in the process. The program provides tutoring, advising, and even financial literacy advice to help their students be responsible and control their futures. “Arming them with the information that can help them make more informed decisions on things like borrowing and credit card management,” Common said. TRiO has been with Madison College for almost ten years now, with the anniversary coming up in August. Jeff Galligan, the TRiO/SSS Academic Advisor and Scholars of Color Mentoring Program Coordinator at Madison College, said that it is important to remember the people who provide support on a student’s path through college. Not everyone has the help that they need to find success, but those who are in position to offer assistance can pay that help forward. “When you are benefitting from something, take the time to pass it on and help others,” Common said.



Survey has brought about change on campus PAIGE ZEZULKA Staff Writer


Students take the Student Satisfaction Inventory survey on campus on Feb. 17.

Survey can be accessed online or in-person NIAMH BIESEL Contributor The Student Satisfaction Inventory will soon be open for Madison College degree-credit students to voice their opinions. The purpose of the survey is to identify different strengths and weaknesses within the college and how to better serve students. A variety of subjects such as safety, parking, and overall classroom experience will be included. “This study helps Madison College identify what is important to our degree-credit students and how the College is meeting those needs,” says Zong Her, manager of Institutional Research and Effectiveness. “To show how grateful we are for their time, all students who participate will be entered into a giveaway drawing.” The giveaway drawing is an incentive to complete the survey, and participants will be entered to win prizes which differentiate each week of the survey.

Weekly prizes include a $500 scholarship, Nintendo Switch, Echo Dot and more. Changes that have resulted from previous surveys include simplified admissions forms to the college, new financial advising program workshops, and the addition of 250 parking spots at the Truax Campus. “We hope that 25% of our degree credit students can provide feedback this time around,” says Her. You can access the survey online through an email that will be sent out including a direct link, on the Madison College website and via the library’s website (through the portal in MyMadisonCollege). If you do not have access to a computer at home, there is always the option to use the computers in the library, or there will be survey drop-in stations set up with employee volunteers available to help. The survey is open from Monday, Feb. 17, through Friday, March 6.

Beginning on Feb. 17 through March 6, Madison College is giving their students a way to share their voice. The Ruffalo Noel Levitz survey is a student satisfaction survey available for those who are completing degree credit courses. Students will be receiving an invitation via email to complete the survey online. You can also access the survey by visiting Students are highly encouraged to participate because Madison College wants their students to feel satisfied in all aspects of their education. With the help of everyone that takes this survey, change is more likely to appear. Zong Her, the manager of Institutional Research and Effectiveness at Madison College, shares, “What I would really like to emphasize is that we listen to our students’ collective voice.” Since each student experience is different from the next, having a wide range of people involved with this study will provide the most accurate reflection of the college. The study is based on student’s perceptions on different categories relating to their experience at Madison College. Individuals get the chance to rate topics based off importance and the satisfaction level they feel. The past study done in 2018 demonstrates the large number of topics that showed major improvement, ranging from learner’s success, enrollment services, academic advising and student support services, to library and academic support services, and financial services as well as safety and security on campus. The Ruffalo Noel Levitz survey takes place at Madison College every two years for a reason. This two-year time frame gives the college an opportunity to put results into action. For example: in the past 2018 survey the childcare facility category showed a large gap in results. “The difference between how satisfied they are and how important they rate something is what they call a gap,” explains Her. The college wants to improve those gaps. So, this year in 2020, they are developing plans for a new childcare center on campus. Textbooks were another concern that students had. Her mentioned that the student senate got to use this survey as a “tool” to see that this was an issue. With that discovery, the new and improved textbook program came shortly after. Madison College is one of of 250 colleges that participate in this survey. “It is not just comparing ourselves to our ourselves or comparing ourselves to four-year colleges. It is a two-year college instrument,” shares Her. With a nation-wide comparison, it gives Madison College the opportunity to study a range of “perspective and depth” within a whole community of students. The goal of this survey is to create the change the students seek. It gives individuals a way to speak up about their concerns, feelings and interests on campus. As Her puts it, “It is your turn to grade us. This is your voice.”

Volunteer Fair encourages students to serve the community CHRIS BIRD News Editor The Madison College Volunteer Fair was held on Feb. 12, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Truax Campus. Twenty-three organizations brought representatives and set up tables to give students the opportunity to get volunteer work in the community. Janette Ocotl, a student volunteer helping run the fair, talked about the value of volunteering. “It’s a good opportunity for you to go out if you have the time. Offer help to the community, many of these organizations are active in our community,” said Ocotl. In each of their own ways these volunteer positions give students a way to take an active role in the community surrounding them. “Volunteering in general is an important thing to get connected and give back to the community,” said JD Engelhardt from Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Dane County. The organizations at the fair represented a wide array of roles for all types of volunteers. From the OutReach Inc. LGBTQ+ Community Center, to the Henry Vilas Zoo, to WORT Community Radio, students had plenty of variety in their volunteering choices. A variety of skill sets were needed at the many organizations. Some places, like Occupy Madison, were seeking


Students explore volunteer opportunities at the Volunteer Fair on Feb. 12, sponsored by the Volunteer Center. web designers and social media writers. Places like PBS and WORT offered experience in television and radio. Other places were looking more for people willing to spend time helping however they can to further their goal to improve our community.

If students weren’t able to attend the fair, or don’t know how they would like to get involved, there are also plenty of volunteer positions available through the Volunteer Center at Madison College. The center offers one-on-one advising to help find positions and can

help students make connections. You can also visit to find even more volunteer opportunities through Madison College, Edgewood College, the Morgridge Center for Public Service, and the United Way of Dane County.




CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 room, two enclosed supervisors’ offices and a technical support area for officers. The director’s office was reduced in size and repurposed for officer workspace, a changing area and equipment storage. Along with these updates to the office, the department plans to offer more safety

awareness and self-defense sessions for Madison College students and staff. Public Safety plans to host listening sessions this semester at both at the Goodman South and Truax campuses. Members of the Public Safety Advisory Committee, which is composed of students and staff, will participate in these sessions. These listening sessions will allow students to,

“express their concerns, make recommendations and suggestions on how to improve our services and make the college safer” stated Flannery. Flannery said he hopes these courses and sessions will begin to be offered by March. If you have any questions or comments you are able to contact Public Safety at (608) 246-6932. If you need assistance, call (608) 245-2222.




A dental hygiene student works with a youngster during the event at the Health Education Building.


CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 other dental procedures for those who could otherwise not afford it.   Missing out on this opportunity won’t be the only chance to receive discounted dental

care. The dental hygiene program has cleaning rates at $25 for Madison College students and $35 for non-Madison College students which includes everything except sealants.  It is a great price for great care while also supporting hygienists in training. 

hotline phone number into bars of soap to be distributed to hotels. Furthermore, Heinrich’s presentation explained statistics, both worldwide and local, as well as provided insight into the magnitude and ramifications of human trafficking. “The presentation I gave was mainly to provide an introduction to what human trafficking is and to provide people with some sense to how widespread it is,” Heinrich said. Marroquin explained that he chose to contact the two organizations and ask that they come to Madison College because he felt human trafficking was a strong issue that should be talked about on campus without fear and is something he wants the school to be an advocate for. “The numbers,” Marroquin said. “The numbers that were shared were very surprising to me. More than anything the thoughts I was left with were that I want to get involved and advocate for this cause as well


Presenter Cheri Dubiel showcased projects and groups for victims that Community Shares of Wisconsin has to offer. as welcome more students to do the same.” This feeling is not just an initial shock, Heinrich, who has been working with trafficking advocacy since 2016 and expressed that the disturbance does not ease, but grows as more information is taken in. “What I found with human trafficking was that it’s an intersection of all kinds of things,” Heinrich said. “You can work on any aspect of social justice and it relates to human trafficking whether

that be homelessness or traumatic experiences or toxic masculinity, just all kinds of things that come together at human trafficking. To me, that’s powerful and that just goes to show how truly important the matter is.” Two themes present throughout the presentations were advocacy and awareness to be used as a catalyst for change. “If we don’t do something to stop the issue, we’re contributing to it,” Marroquin said.





Questions asked to you, our readers.

What is your favorite time of day and why?

"The night, because that's when I do everything." Payton Browne

"The afternoon, because I am more awake and I get to either see my friends or family and have fun/relax." Jordan Reid

Celebrities deserve time to grieve, too


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TESSA MORHARDT osing a loved one is a sensitive subject. I have lost many and it doesn’t get any easier when another passes. I can’t imagine thought being a celebrity or an influencer in today’s era and having a loved one pass. When Gigi and Kobe Bryant passed away, news spread fast. The Bryant family had all of these different news media outlets to deal with as well as all of the social media outlets. Celebrities don’t get the same level of privacy as a normal person. I can’t imagine how Kobe’s wife, Vanessa Laine Bryant, felt considering how overwhelming all the attention must have been. She and her family never had the time to grieve as a normal person would. Where is there the time and space to breathe and take care of yourself in the celebrity spotlight? In situations like these, it’s important that we recognize ETHAN MILLER / GETTY IMAGES / TNS there are times in Former NBA player Kobe which we should Bryant and his daughter treat celebrities Gianna attend the WNBA Allas regular human Star Game on July 27. beings. They have feelings and are living a stressful life just like the rest of us. I feel as if though we need to treat them as if they were just like any other person. Give them the same grieving time and let them decide when it is the best time to start opening up about their loved one’s death. Let them have a few human moments so they don’t have to deal with more chaos then they need to. Everyone tends to grieve differently. Being surrounded by friends and family is good, but it is OK to take some time to be by yourself and let all your feelings and emotions out. Life is hard when everything comes down on you all at once and life feels like it’s going against you. It is good to know that you do have support and back up when you need it. It may seem as if your world is falling apart, but you are strong enough to get through these hard times.

"Afternoon, because that is my downtime and alone time."


Shakira and Jennifer Lopez perform during the Super Bowl LIV halftime show at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Feb. 2.

Reactions to performance were predictable, but way off base EZRA PETERS Staff Writer


very February, families and friends alike gather around their TVs with snacks and games to watch the sporting event of the year – a football game called the Super Bowl. The Super Bowl is one of the most watched television events in the world, but its popularity cannot solely be attributed to the game itself, but the cultural phenomenon that the Super Bowl has become. The sheer popularity of the Super Bowl has made it a lucrative battleground for advertising companies to shine and leave an impression on the general American populous. The main attraction for non-sports fans are the goofy commercials and the musical halftime performances, which are basically huge televised concerts. Musicians Shakira and Jenifer Lopez, collaborated on

The FCC received many complaints about the halftime show being “inappropriate for children,” and “not American...” the 2020 halftime show to very mixed reactions. Some people were amazed at the interesting and distinct choreography, camera work, costume changes and general presentation, while others were shocked and appalled at the display. The FCC received many complaints about the halftime show being “inappropriate for children,” and “not American”

as some of the song lyrics were in Spanish and the general theme of the performance was a celebration of Latin American culture. Parents who came out and complained about the show, shed a light on the parenting styles of the 21st century. It is much too common for parents to sit their kids in front of electronics and allow the internet to entertain their children, carelessly assuming that the world holds the same parenting values as they do. This mindset is exemplified by the parents’ complaints about the show. Instead of being a diligent parent and controlling their child’s access to media, they immediately discard all responsibility and act as if they are victims. A conversation could be had about the content allowed on national television, but long before that conversation, there should be one about parental responsibilities.



Yes, spring really is on its way What to do MANDY SCHEUER Office Manager


oes this seem familiar? You parked in the far lot on Anderson Street. You get out of your car, and it is frigid. You bundle up, lock the car and put on your backpack that has at least two binders and one big textbook. Once you are ready to brave the cold, you take a short walk to wait for the light to change so you can safely cross the street, but not before nearly slipping on a patch of ice that is now covered in snow. Once you cross the street, you walk down a mini staircase and walk around the Health Building. The wind is blowing, and you regret not bringing along a scarf. You are almost there when you slip on a random patch of ice and land on your bottom, hard. Someone asks if you are all right and you nod and get helped up by a caring stranger. Finally! You are inside where it is warm. But, now you have to find a place to put your hat and gloves. Now you are starting to regret putting so much stuff in your backpack

since you are having a hard time finding a temporary home for your hat and gloves. The first day of spring is March 19. I have already been counting down the days since the start of February. Seeing the snow and walking around in the chilly weather has really been getting old. It is actually quite challenging to not lose hope when spring seems so far away. Winter only lasts for three months, but it seems like it is a never-ending season. Snow, ice, brutal cold, repeat. I am looking forward to so many things once spring is here. Some of them are taking walks in the sunshine, listening to the birds singing,

smelling the newly bloomed flowers, seeing all the pretty trees in bloom and feeling the grass underneath my feet while I walk. That being said, I am trying to appreciate aspects of winter. I do love seeing the first fresh layer of snow on the ground. It is pretty when the snow sparkles off of the sun. I also like seeing the mysterious animal tracks that are made on the snow. One of my favorite sights is seeing a male Northern Cardinal perched in a tree that has snow on it. The male cardinals are so brilliantly red that they stand out against the snow. Still, with winter’s end seeming so far off, you can escape the frigid temperatures and snow by picturing your favorite warm and sunny places. Although I have not been there in person, I love dreaming about Costa Rica and Australia. Costa Rica sounds great because of the tropical environment and Australia because I have always wanted to scuba dive in the Great Barrier Reef. Hang in there. Before long, we all will be enjoying happy, sunny spring days!

Gender identified name belongs on diploma CASEY ANDERSON Opinion Editor


ccording to NBC News, California recently introduced a bill that requires Californian public colleges to update the name of a student’s diploma to their gender identified name. The introducer of this legislation, David Chiu, says that he intends for this to break down barriers that trans and nonbinary people face in school. I think this bill is a wonderful idea and would only improve the lives of students it affects. Diplomas

can play a huge role in a student’s life other than officiating their degree--they always represent an identity that received and worked hard for that degree. This legislation is already in effect for K-12 students, but it should be passed for college graduates, also. Discovering one’s identity can take years or a lifetime, and one may not always choose to reveal that identity to the public or is still taking their time to feel comfortable doing so. A diploma with a student’s name that they don’t identify with can

“out” them without their permission or consent, forcing them to come out in public and explain to loved ones or friends. It is vital for students to be in control and have the choice of what identity goes onto their diploma. Not only does a diploma that is not updated ruin or change a person’s ability to get a job or apply for graduate school, but it also can cripple the feeling of their own academic accomplishments. For those who worked to earn one, a diploma should be entirely one’s own and state the name that the graduate identifies with.

on leap day ANICA GRANEY


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s punishment for rounding up the length of our days here on Earth to 24 hours, the Gregorian calendar system has given us an extra day at the end of February. For those who don’t know, days are actually 23 hours and 56 minutes long, but clocks weren’t made to accommodate that amount of time in a perfect, circular fashion, so instead, we as a species decided that we’ll chuck those four imaginary minutes of every day onto the end of February to make this lovely month last just a little bit longer. This happens every four years unless if that year is divisible by 100 in which case it is not a leap year, with another exception being if that year is also divisible by 400 in which case it is, again, a leap year. No need to remember that last tidbit, since no one reading this will be around to see the year 2400. Not sure what to do on this extra day? Never fear, dear reader, I am here to help. We’re lucky this leap year as Feb. 29 falls on a Saturday, which means celebrating in the usual Wisconsin way gives you Sunday to recover from a celebratory leap day hangover. Looking to stay inside and have a relaxing night? Tune into Saturday Night Live at 10:30 pm and watch John Mulaney host for the third time in three years with musical guest David Byrne. If neither of those tickle your fancy, feel free to spend the day how you normally would, completely unaware that it is leap day until you read on the internet somewhere that it is, in fact, Feb. 29 to which you will think, “huh, cool,” and move on with the rest of your day. Looking back in remembrance, leap days were the date for a couple historical events. In 1692, leap day was celebrated in Salem by accusing three women of witchcraft, kicking off the Salem Witch Trials. In 1960 the first Playboy Club was opened in Chicago, and in 1968 the Beatles' "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" won a Grammy Award for Album of the Year. So, if you really want to spend this leap day right, visit your local Playboy Club and accuse the bunnies working there of witchcraft while listening to “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.” Take this chance while you have it, because you only get this excuse once every four years.




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Monster Hunter Geralt wields his sword, prepared to fight with a knight in “The Witcher,” one of the best new shows on Netflix

The best 2 shows on Netflix GRANT NELSON Staff Writer Over the holiday break, when I wasn’t playing video games or spending time with family and friends, I was binge-watching two great new shows on Netflix that any fantasy fan will love: “The Witcher” and “Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.” There are only eight episodes of “The Witcher,” but it is one of the best Netflix shows in years. Any fan of “Game of Thrones” or “Elder Scrolls” will love this dark fantasy epic that is based on a great book series.

“The Witcher” delves into a war between kingdoms and focuses on a wandering monster hunter who navigates a world full of difficult choices. The monster hunter’s sorceress lover rises from nothing, and deals with dark powers that come at a price. The show is pretty much “Game of Thrones” with elves, dwarfs and magic, so if that’s your cup of tea, check it out. Speaking of elves, “Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” is a classic that any fan of puppets and old school magic will love. The entire show is a mix of “Star Wars” trip-

Ha Long Bay a favorite stop EMILY MERLIN

Rhyner guides students in photography careers TESSA MORHARDT

Social Media Director Madison is a hubbub of cultural appetites, and I try to embrace those foods as much as possible. One of my favorites is Ha Long Bay. Many people are aware of this popular Vietnamese restaurant, but recently I found out that some people have never heard of it. I couldn’t believe it! Ha Long Bay is a Madison classic in Asian cuisine. It is on the corner of Williamson Street and South Dickinson Street, a few blocks away from the Willy Street Co-op. Those who have been on Willy Street or adjoining streets know that parking is a pain. Limited parking is all part of the charm of Willy Street and Ha Long Bay. After eating a hefty meal at HLB, you’ll be glad to walk a couple of blocks to help digest your food. If you walk in after 5 p.m., you’ll be waiting a while. Sometimes the line is out the door. One time I had to wait an hour and a half; so, what can you do in the meantime? Have a drink across the street at Hub. Make sure that you come back in time, or they will call the next group of people waiting. The restaurant itself is quite

py-ness, and “Lord of the Rings”-inspired magic and whimsy. Like the original “The Dark Crystal” from 1982, which was composed entirely of puppets and custom-made sets, “Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” takes place in a mage world like Middle Earth. In this fantasy world, a war erupts between elf-like beings and a cruel race of space dragons that seek to feed off of all life on the planet. “Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” is full of many strange creatures and hand-crafted special effects. I would highly recommend both of these shows.

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Ha Long Bay is a popular Williamson Street restaurant for people who enjoy Vietnamese food. quaint. The lime green and orange walls sound appalling on paper, but in reality, they’re incredibly charming. There are small paper lanterns on the walls, along with mismatched pieces of Vietnamese artwork. When you arrive at your seat, even if they are jampacked, you won’t have to wait a long time for your food. The service is like a well-timed dance that the restaurant has perfected. Once the waiters bring out

your food, you won’t be able to control yourself. The food is delicious. I always eat too much when I go there, but the food is so good that I can’t control myself. Here are some of the recommended meals: The yellow curry, egg rolls (vegetarian or meat), and many more delicious options. If you don’t want to wait in line for your food, then no problem! Give them a call, and they can make your order to go!

Steve Rhyner is a current teacher for the photography program at Madison College. Rhyner was 19 years old when he first picked up his father’s camera, curious as to how photographers were made. Photography ended up changing the way he views the world around him. Before teaching Rhyner went to art school but had no commercial training. He was hired by a man who had experience in the Peace Corp who taught him that “… unskilled laborers could be trained to do skilled work.” Rhyner ended up working the job while learning the skills as he went along. After a few weeks working the camera, he knew that this was what he wanted to do the rest of his life. What he didn’t know was that he would end up teaching photography at Madison College. “My first class, the first day, I looked at the students and I don’t know how or why but suddenly I saw myself in them, when I was their age, in their shoes and my heart immediately opened to the them, and (most of ) my fear vanished,” he said.

Rhyner hopes students develop skills to create “…exciting, visually interesting photographs of almost anything ...” The photography program is a commercial program, whose function is to prepare students for the real work world of photography. Rhyner hopes students develop skills to create “… exciting, visually interesting photographs of almost anything they are hired to photograph through the use of light and composition.” With this, by the time graduation comes he hopes that students are able to do work with their own businesses photographing weddings, families, children, infants, seniors, etc. or work for companies such as Shop Bop, Trek, Miles Kimble, Kohls, American Girl, etc. At these jobs students will assist local professionals in commercial studios, or on location.



Osbourne announces Parkison’s diagnosis HAILEY GRIFFIN Arts Editor The rock legend John Osbourne, better known as Ozzy Osbourne or “The Prince of Darkness,” recently announced news of his PRKN II Parkinson’s diagnosis on Jan. 21 via Good Morning America. In an interview with American television broadcaster Robin Roberts, Osbourne revealed that he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s after he had taken a devastating fall in his home in Beverly Hills last October. Ozzy’s wife, Sharon, Ozzy Osbourne describes PRKN II as “a form of Parkinson’s.” She claims, “there are many different types of Parkinson’s… It is not a death sentence by any stretch of the imagination, but it does affect certain nerves in your body.” According to Mayo Clinic, Parkinson’s is “a progressive nervous system disorder that affects movements. Symptoms start gradually… tremors are common, but the disorder also commonly causes stiffness or slowing of movement.” Other symptoms of Parkinson’s include rigid muscles, impaired balance and posture, loss of automatic movement, and a shift in speaking and writing abilities. At this point in time, there is no known cure for Parkinson’s disease. Ozzy posted a video on his YouTube account, in which he explains that the fall had done serious damage to the majority of his vertebrae. Despite his condition, Ozzy is still in good spirits; he cracks a joke that he has “more knuts and bolts in his neck now than his car.” Ozzy expresses his desire to “get well enough to get back on the road again.” He claims, “that’s what’s killing me. I need it, you know. That’s my drug today; I’ve done all that other crap. Left that out of the way, I’ve survived that. And I ain’t done yet.” Due to his condition, Ozzy had postponed his No More Tours II for the majority of 2019. If his recovery goes as planned, Ozzy’s tour is set to resume in Atlanta, GA on May 27, 2020. From May onwards, Ozzy will visit multiple venues throughout the U.S. and Europe. On July 1, at the Summerfest grounds in Milwaukee, Ozzy is scheduled to play at the American Family Insurance Amphitheater. To be able to witness “The Prince of Darkness” on what is likely his last tour is an event so monumental that I wouldn’t dare miss it.


Members of the Knitting Club visited with interested students at Student Life’s annual Winterfest event on Feb. 5 at Truax.

Winterfest sights


Music and games were on the docket at Winterfest.



Ahoska’s tranformation the best thing in ‘Clone Wars’ MANDY SCHEUER Office Manager One of my all-time favorite shows is “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.” Not the one from 2003, the one from 2008. “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” is a computer-animated television series created by George Lucas and produced by Lucasfilm Animation, Lucasfilm and CGCG Inc. Dave Filoni is the supervising director of the series. For “Ahsoka” to make sense, you have to know what happens beforehand. By now you’re probably thinking, “What does ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ have to do with the book ‘Ahsoka’ by E.K. Johnston?” In “Ahsoka”, Anakin


The animated series, “Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” features the story of Ahoska Tano. Skywalker, a character from “Star Wars: Clone Wars”, has just gotten a new Padawan, or Jedi apprentice, Ahsoka Tano. She became his Padawan a few

‘The Elder Scrolls Online’ features a truly magical realm

weeks after the Clone Wars broke out. Initially, Anakin didn’t want a Padawan because he thought a Padawan would just slow him down. But that’s

not what Jedi Master Yoda thinks — Yoda thinks that a Padawan will eventually help Anakin learn to let go of his feelings and attachments. Time goes on, and there seems to be no end to the Clone Wars. Anakin and his Padawan have gone on many missions, from the first battle of Felucia to the second invasion of Geonosis, to protecting Chancellor Palpatine. The book begins once Ahsoka leaves the Jedi Order. Then Order 66, or the Jedi purge happens. Chancellor Palpatine gave the order to execute Order 66. Anakin Skywalker has now turned to the dark side and become Darth Vader! This book focuses mostly on the Empire and its early effects

on the galaxy. Corruption, violence, and oppression are big themes. The author’s take on Ahsoka’s thoughts and feelings was very far from the way I imagined her based on “The Clone Wars” television series. She is much more reserved, calm, and calculative than the reckless, brave girl that I am familiar with. Ahsoka’s transformation makes sense; everything she has lost because of Order 66 burdens her, and she is reluctant to engage in impossible fights. However, as the book progresses, Ahsoka slowly reveals the heroic nature that defines her character. The ending will surprise you, and I promise you will not be disappointed.


GRANT NELSON Staff Writer If you are looking for a great multiplayer online role-playing game, look no further than “The Elder Scrolls Online.” One of the best role-playing games to come out in the past few years, “The Elder Scrolls Online” features the entire realm of magic and war that fans of Skyrim and Oblivion will love. The game takes place in the land of Tamriel in the midst of a war between three rival kingdoms trying to take control of the empire. Players fight to keep the demonic hordes of Oblivions from consuming the world. You travel the entire landmass taking on quests, fighting against other armies of players, and gathering loot. Gamers who like “World of Warcraft” will love this game. You choose all the classic Elder Scrolls races from elves and humans to lizard and cat people. The game is very social; it is best played in guild, where you can do raids together and host parties and events. This experience has been my case, and I have made many great friends online to adventure with. The recent downloadable content packs involve dragon hunting and a massive puzzle-based dungeon. A lot of content is around the corner. This point in time is better than ever to return to Tamriel in “The Elder Scrolls Online.”


The Therapy Dogs and their handlers visited the Madison College Truax Campus on Valentine’s Day and got plenty of attention from students and staff while in the campus Gateway.

Tolkien’s ‘The Simarillion’ details history of Middle Earth GRANT NELSON Staff Writer


One of the many regions depicted in The Elder Scrolls Online, Western Skyrim, filled with dragons and magic.

“The Silmarillion” by JRR Tolkien is a masterpiece of fantasy. “The Silmarillion” set the bar for world-building. The book is the entire history of Middle Earth that we see in “The Lord of the Rings” or “The Hobbit.” It mixes many different mythologies, such as Norse, Greek, and Abrahamic. The story begins with the gods creating the universe. A war between the gods of darkness and the gods of light plays out over the millennia. Armies on both sides fight a never-ending war. The book greatly details the early history of Middle Earth and the formation of the oceans and land. The book also describes how the oceans and land gave life to the mortals and how they betrayed the gods and chose the darkness. “The Silmarillion” is full of all sorts of races and kingdoms that have long and conflicting histories with each other,

such as the Elves, Orcs, and Dwarves. These races fight the war of the gods. Several stories in the book relate to royal bloodlines, such as the elves, their fall from grace, and the empires they build. Familiar topics include how the elves’ greed and jealousy destroy everything that they hold dear, as well as a forbidden love between star-crossed lovers. Of course, there’s heroes slaying dragons, sons killing fathers, and wars spawning over lust for power. Other stories feel like something you would see in the works of “Plato” or “Bayou Wolf,” with many themes from the monomyth of the hero’s journey. Tolkien aimed to give the British great mythology, and this book accomplishes just that. The world that Tolkien creates is alive and filled with wonder, magic, human love, and lust. The great detail of the world and those that inhabit it creates a sense of world-building and storytelling that any dungeon master or writer should read.

The second edition front cover of J.R.R Tolkiens, “The Silmarillion.”






Profiles of WolfPack athletes


A sophomore on the Madison College men’s basketball team, Shamar Newman played his freshman season at NJCAA Division III Central Lakes College in Brainerd, Minnesota. Newman averaged 5.4 points, and 3.2 rebounds, per game. This season Newman is averaging 11.0 points and 4.3 rebounds per game. Newman is a native of Milwaukee, where he was a four-year player and



two-time letter winner in basketball at Milwaukee Hamilton High School. Named honorable mention all-conference in the Grater Metro Conference as a junior, he averaged 5.9 points per game as a senior.

A sophomore on the Madison College women’s basketball team, Dorman played her freshman season at NJCAA Division III Hibbing Community College. Dorman averaged 4.7 points and 4.5. rebounds per game as a freshman. This season Dorman is averaging 10.2 points and 6.3 rebounds. Dorman was selected NJCAA Region IV player of the Week on Jan. 13 after posting back-to-back double-doubles. Dorman was a three-time letter winner at Madison East High School, where she averaged 2.9 points and 1.5 rebounds as a senior.

Baseball assistant gets job with Rockies organization CHRISTINA GORDON Sports Editor Every coach dreams about coaching in the Major Leagues. Former Madison College Assistant Coach Trevor Burmeister is one step closer to that. Burmeister recently accepted a position with the Grand Junction Rockies as their hitting coach. Grand Junction Rockies are a part of the Pioneer League, in Minor League Baseball organization. The opportunity came out

of the blue for Burmeister, via Darin Everson, who has a history with Madison College dating back several years ago. “I have known him or 6 or 7 years now,” Burmeister said. “Whenever we go on spring break trip, we always get together with him and have dinner. He has followed our program closely. He called me out of the blue and said that ‘he always thought that I would be a good fit within the Rockies as a hitting coach.’ “The more he explained the position and what it entails, I

knew it was a really good fit for what I like to do. With a lot of similarities with what we do here at Madison College, in terms of the development of the players. It was a fairly long process of talking to several people within the front office. Luckily it all worked out,” Burmeister said. So how did Madison College baseball coach Mike Davenport react to Burmeister’s new position? “I was excited for him; he » SEE BASEBALL PAGE 13


Trevor Burmeister, an assistant baseball coach at Madison College for more than three years, has been hired by the Grand Junction Rockies to be their hitting coach.

Ranked and ready Big wins, close losses have No. 13 WolfPack ready for upcoming playoffs


CHRISTINA GORDON Sports Editor After a hard loss to Rock Valley College, the No. 13 ranked Madison College women’s basketball team rolled to an easy win against Harper College on Feb. 1. Madison College held Harper College to five points while going on to score 44 in the first half. Madison College didn’t slow down in the second half going on to score 43 points while holding Harper to 15. With such a large lead, Madison College head coach Lois Heeren reminded her team to stay focused. “Just stay focused and be disciplined in the plays that we are running,” Heeren said. Sophomores Mrylena Stewart and Aniah Williams both led the WolfPack in scoring and assists. Both had 15 points and four assists. Freshman Amber Sue Udelhoven was the only other player to score in double-digits contributing 11. Williams also had a team-high seven steals. “It is hard to play a team like this, to have the energy the entire game. Overall, I was pleased with our performance,” Heeren said. “We saw some good things so we can build on that. That is what we want, so we can continue on building on each game.” Madison College continued its winning ways four days later when Wilbur Wright College traveled to Madison. Madison College came out of the gate fast, outscoring Wilbur Wright 22-3 in the first quarter on its way to an 81-47 victory on Feb. 5. The WolfPack came out a little slower in the second half. Madison outscored Wilbur Wright by only two points in the third quarter, but the lead was still enough that Wilbur Wright would not be able to catch up in the final 10 minutes of the game. “We played a really good first half,” Heeren said. “At halftime we sometimes have this tend to come out flat, and we did a little bit.” The game also marked an import-

Men’s basketball follows hot game with 3 losses


Madison College’s Lilly Dorman puts up a shot against Wilbur Wright College. ant milestone in Williams’ career. Williams, a sophomore from Beloit, scored her 1,000th career point in the final home game of her career. Coming into the game, Williams needed 24 points to reach the 1,000point mark. With less than one-minute left in the game Williams drove into the

lane and scored the layup to score her 1,001st career point. “It is just a huge accomplishment for her. She was probably pressing a little bit tonight trying to get that. Kudos to her. I appreciate the rest of the team helping her get that. It truly » SEE RANKED PAGE 13

For the first time since Nov. 21, the Madison College men’s basketball team scored more than 100 points in a game. On Feb. 1, Madison College beat Harper College, 108-57. The bench provided a lift for the WolfPack scoring 64 of the 108 points. Three of the bench players set new career highs in scoring, rebounding, and steals. “They came in ready to play when their number was called,” said Madison College coach Jamal Palmer. “I think they did a great job for us. They don’t play a whole lot during the year; this was a game that they could showcase their ability to play.” Freshman Amire Williams-Stribling, Max Keyeski, and DaSean Penn all set new career highs for the WolfPack. Williams-Stribling set a new career high in points with 23 and in steals with four. Keyeski set a new career high in points with 14 and in rebounds with eight. Penn set a new career high in points with seven. Three other players scored in double digits for the WolfPack sophomore Shamar Newman came off the bench and scored 20, freshman Malcolm Reed had 12, and sophomore Earl Lewis had 10 to round out the double-digit performers Lewis also had eight rebounds. Sophomore Davion Washington led the WolfPack in assists with eight and also had four steals. Leading 56-26 at half, coach Palmer told his team to work on some of the things he wanted them to work on. “We talked mainly about defense and getting stops, can we get three stops in a row, and can we do that a few times,” he said. Madison College was able to use this game to set some goals going into this game. “We set some goals as a team, defensive goals, some ball handling trying not to turn it over that much. We achieved some, and some we didn’t. It was a game that we felt like we could work on defense. It didn’t play out for some of the goals, but we did get most of them,” Palmer said. In their next game on Feb. 5, Madison College lost a heart-breaker to Wilbur » SEE BASKETBALL PAGE 13



CONTINUED FROM PAGE 12 has worked hard,” Davenport said. “He is invested in being a coach, and he is deserving the opportunities that have come his way. I’m really happy for him.” Burmeister was the recruiting coordinator for Madison College, and recruited many of the players on this year’s freshman team. He said the conversation with them was difficult. “They were caught off guard,” he

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2020 | SPORTS | 13 said. “I recruited a whole bunch of our freshman, and then leaving at semester it was tough. “There was a whole lot of thought that went into it. At that point I just need to explain to them they whys and the thought that went into it and make sure that they still know no matter what, they are at the place that they are supposed to be.” Burmeister is proud of the work he has done here at Madison College. He said he believes his opportunity to coach at Grand Junction came about because of Madison College, and that

it has been the best thing to happen to him as a player and a coach. So, what is Burmeister going to take with him that Coach Davenport taught him? “From my experience of being under coach Davenport as a player and knowing how this program operates, I knew he was the guy to be with,” Burmeister said. “I’m going to take a ton with me. That is the cool part of coaching. The make-up of who I am and how I see the game is a direct byproduct of coach Davenport. Nobody is better than him.”


Madison College schedules and results.

MEN’S BASKETBALL Schedule NOV. 2 NOV. 5 NOV. 8 NOV. 9 NOV. 12 NOV. 16 NOV. 19 NOV. 21 NOV. 23 NOV. 26 NOV. 30 DEC. 4 DEC. 7 JAN. 2 JAN. 4 JAN. 8 JAN. 11 JAN. 15 JAN. 18 JAN. 22 JAN. 25 JAN. 29 FEB. 1 FEB. 5 FEB. 8 FEB. 12 FEB. 15


Madison College’s Shamar Newman goes up for a shot against Milwaukee Area Technical College on Feb. 15.



Wright College. The game featured six lead changes and six ties, and Madison College wasn’t able to hold on to a late lead, losing the game, 74-72. “I think we wanted to fight; we did fight. We came with some defensive plays, but offensively we had poor shot selection. It was like when the lights were on, we kind of fell apart,” Palmer said of the team’s final five minutes of play. Madison College was not able to finish at the rim missing a few easy shots. “It is tough, we’ve got to finish plays at the rim and at the foul line. Missing the bunnies hurt us,” Palmer said. The game also marked the final home game for three of the WolfPack players, sophomores Davion Washington, Earl Lewis, and Shamar Newman. All the sophomores had a good game. Lewis led the WolfPack in scor-


CONTINUED FROM PAGE 12 is a huge accomplishment,” Heeren said. After the game, Williams said she accomplish her mission. “I feel like I have accomplished my mission. I came into my second year knowing I could do it, but I didn’t say anything to anyone until it got down to the wire,” Williams said. “It came down to the last couple of games and I knew I could do it. I just keep working hard, coming in early before games. It feels amazing to get it at home. It is what I wanted.” Williams ended the game with 25 points and two steals. Fellow sophomores Lilly Dorman and Stewart also

ing, steals, and had a tied in blocks. Lewis had 23 points, six rebounds, two blocks and three steals. Washington led the team in assists and was tied with Lewis for blocks. Washington ended the game with 20 points, five rebounds, nine assists, two blocks, and two steals. Newman ended the game with five points, six rebounds, three assists, one block and one steal for the WolfPack. On Feb. 8, the WolfPack lost another close game, falling to the College of DuPage, 55-54, in the team’s lowest scoring game of the season. Down by five at half, 27-22, Madison College rallied to a seven-point lead with 10 minutes left in the game, but it wasn’t enough. Newman led all scorers with 17 points and had a career high nine rebounds while having a perfect 5-5 performance from the free throw line. Lewis contributed 11 points. Madison College had its largest loss of the season on Feb. 12, when it traveled to Triton College and lost, 123-60.

Madison College was only able to score 19 points in the first half, while Triton College went on to score 58 and take command of the game. The WolfPack only shot 29.1% from the field and 23.3% from behind the 3-point line. “It was a game where we were just overmatched, athletically, physically, and overall talent. They are a Division I JUCO ranked #13 in the country,” Palmer said of Triton College. “We saw a difference in the level of play.” Madison College had two players score in the double-digits. Newman and Lewis combined for 35 points for the WolfPack. Lewis had 18 points and three assists. Newman scored 17 points and had two steals. “Our guys wanted to compete, but at the end of the day it was just overwhelming, and intimidating. Not to take away from our guys, we wanted to compete, but at the end of the day it was just a little too much for us to handle. It wasn’t one of our best performances. We were just overmatched,” Palmer said.

scored in double-digits with 16 and 14 points respectively. Dorman also had a team high 10 rebounds, securing herself another double-double. Stewart had a team high 4 assist to go along with her 14 points. The game marked the final home game for Madison College sophomore, Aniah Williams, Lilly Dorman and Mrylena Stewart. On Feb. 8, Madison College traveled to the College of DuPage and kept doing what it needs to do to secure the firstround bye when it comes to tournament time. Madison cruised to another easy win, winning the game 92-38 against the College of DuPage. Williams led all scorers with 22 points to go along with her six steals. Dorman was close behind with 17

points to go along with her nine rebounds, six assists, one block, and three steals. Freshman Kylie Esser also had 17 points, nine rebounds, and three steals. Stewart was the final member of the WolfPack to score in double-digits with 14 of her own. The WolfPack’s three game winning streak came to an end of Feb. 12, with an 88-42 loss to Triton College. Madison was not able to get much production in the game, shooting just 25 percent from the field and 11 percent from 3-point range. Williams was the only player to score in the double-digits for the WolfPack, Williams had 18 points to go along with her two steals and one block. Freshman Kyianna Baker and Esser both had six rebounds to lead the WolfPack in that category.

FEB. 19 FEB. 22 FEB. 23 FEB. 29

at Sheboygan College, 101-94 OT WIN vs. McHenry County College, 10481 WIN vs. Anoka-Ramsey College, 10388 WIN vs. St. Cloud Technical College, 114-111 LOSS, OT at Sauk Valley Community College, 79-71 LOSS at Carl Sandburg College, 80-60 LOSS vs. College of Lake County, 94-87 LOSS at Waubonsee Community College, 108-95 WIN vs. Elgin Community College, 88-80 LOSS at Rochester Community & Technical College, 74-66 LOSS at Malcom X College, 85-80 WIN at Western Technical College, 87-80 WIN vs. Kishwaukee College, 80-72 WIN at Joliet Junior College, 83-71 LOSS vs. Rock Valley College, 87-73 LOSS at Harper College, 98-89 WiN at Wilbur Wright College, 86-79 WIN vs. College of DuPage, 80-79 LOSS vs. Triton College, 94-79 LOSS vs. Milwaukee Area Technical College, 108-89 LOSS vs. Joliet Junior College, 85-81 WIN at Rock Valley College, 78-72 WIN vs. Harper College, 108-57 WIN vs. Wilbur Wright College, 74-72 LOSS at College of DuPage, 55-54 LOSS at Triton College, 123-60 LOSS at Milwaukee Area Technical College, 3 p.m. NJCAA Region IV Quarterfinal. NJCAA Region IV Tournament. NJCAA Region IV Tournament. NJCAA Great Lakes District Championship.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Schedule NOV. 5 NOV. 8 NOV. 9 NOV. 12 NOV. 16 NOV. 19 NOV. 21 NOV. 23 NOV. 30 DEC. 4 DEC. 7 DEC. 10 DEC. 13 JAN. 2 JAN. 4 JAN. 8 JAN. 11 JAN. 15 JAN. 18 JAN. 22 JAN. 25 JAN. 29 FEB. 1 FEB. 5 FEB. 8 FEB. 12 FEB. 15 FEB. 18 FEB. 22 FEB. 23

vs. McHenry County College, 80-53 LOSS vs. Anoka-Ramsey College, 78-59 LOSS vs. St. Cloud Technical College, 70-57 WIN at Sauk Valley Community College, 78-62 WIN at Carl Sandburg, 65-54 WIN home vs. College of Lake County, 72-53 WIN at Waubonsee Community College, 63-44 LOSS home vs. Elgin Community College, 68-29 WIN at Malcom X College, 70-51 WIN at Western Technical College, 86-51 LOSS home vs. Kishwaukee College, 83-56 WIN home vs. UW-Washington County, CANCELLED at UW-Richland, 84-18 WIN at Joliet Junior College, 75-64 LOSS home vs. Rock Valley College, 74-79 LOSS at Harper College, 100-15 WIN at Wilbur Wright College, 80-74 WIN home vs. College of DuPage, 84-41 WIN vs. Triton College, 68-49 LOSS vs. Milwaukee Area Technical College, 82-79 WIN vs. Joliet Junior College, 89-79 WIN at Rock Valley College, 84-64 LOSS vs. Harper College, 87-20 WIN vs. Wilbur Wright College, 81-47 WIN at College of DuPage, 92-38 WIN at Triton College, 88-42 LOSS at Milwaukee Area Technical College, 1 p.m. NJCAA Region IV Tournament Quarterfinal NJCAA Region IV Tournament NJCAA Region IV Tournament




Puzzles and Cartoons




CROSSWORDPUZZLE Rich Norris and Joyce Lewis / MCT Campus


1 Catch sight of 5 Nudged with one’s snout 10 Come clean, with “up” 14 Escape 15 Greek marketplace 16 Ski resort near Salt Lake City 17 *Expensive flying option 19 Greenish-blue 20 Egg: Pref. 21 Warning word often preceded by a color 22 Scarlett of Tara 23 Chemical reaction named for its two processes 25 Rhoda’s sister 26 __ of Capricorn 28 *Space for home projects, e.g. 30 Old fast jets 31 Augusta National signature shrub 33 __ Titanic: illfated ship 34 Of the seventh planet 35 Snake’s sound 38 Red wine choice 39 Atomizer output 43 *Collaborative activity 45 1920s-’30s “Blonde Bombshell” Jean 47 Let out, as fishing line 48 Vodka brand, familiarly 49 Group of musical notes 50 Lauder of makeup 54 Auto title ID 55 Word after King or Hong 56 *Payment method being replaced by mobile banking 58 Impulse

59 Prepare, as Parmesan 60 Et __: and others 61 Bridge “no bid” 62 After, in French 63 Aussie pal, or what can follow each word in the answers to starred clues


1 Serious attempts 2 Thin fragments 3 August birthstone 4 Cry of success 5 Table salt, to a chemist 6 Look at rudely 7 Skyrocket 8 Once, once upon a time 9 Some govt. lawyers 10 Priest’s title 11 __ Roosevelt, first lady for 12 years 12 Celebrity status 13 Respectful bows 18 Curbside cry 22 Like Mindy’s alien husband

24 Covert missions 25 Inhalation 27 “The Office” star Steve 28 Without vigor 29 Miscellany 32 Swedish singer Larsson with the Top 20 hit “Never Forget You” 34 Called balls and strikes 35 Snobby 36 Portuguese lady 37 South Seas wrapped garments 39 “The A-Team” actor 40 Randy Newman

song played at Dodger Stadium 41 Formally request 42 Hostess sponge cake 44 Joins the flow of traffic 46 “Just gimme __!” 50 Wild West Wyatt 51 Practice boxing 52 A beret covers it 53 “__ Tu”: 1974 hit 56 Tiger Woods’ org. 57 Sandwich meat



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The Yahara Journal is holding its Fall Semester Writing Contest now through the end of the semester. Winners in poetry and prose will receive $50. Enter up to five items on at or email

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There are more than 60 clubs available at Madison College. Participating in a student-led club is a great way to meet new friends or develop a new skill. Visit clubs-organizations to learn more about how you can join.

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Objective The object is to place the numbers 1 to 9 in the empty squares so that each row, each column and each 3x3 box contains the same number only once.




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Clarion issue 2-19-20  

The Feb. 19, 2020, issue of The Clarion features coverage of a human trafficking presentation sponsored by the college's Volunteer Center.

Clarion issue 2-19-20  

The Feb. 19, 2020, issue of The Clarion features coverage of a human trafficking presentation sponsored by the college's Volunteer Center.