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APRIL 7, 2021 • THEONLINECLARION.COM • VOLUME 51, ISSUE 14 • MADISON AREA TECHNICAL COLLEGE OPINION

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Campus meal kits make dining easy

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Students and staff can order a high quality, three-course meal to share for only $20 from the Madison College Food Services » 9

Employee forum updates plan moving forward from pandemic

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CHRIS BIRD Managing Editor In the Madison College All Employee Forum that occurred on April 1, college leadership shared updates on their plans moving forward for dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as their budget goals for the 2021 fiscal year. Madison College President Dr. Jack Daniels outlined a four-phase plan for Madison College to return to a new normal, in time. Phase one is the phase we are currently in, and calls for a continuation of the college’s response to COVID-19. All protocols are required, which includes masks, distancing, and screenings at entrances. Only students with classes or appointments are allowed in facilities. Authorized employees only, with one time and occasional facility access available to others through a process. No guests or visitors, and limited access and hours for facilities, and appropriate facility cleaning. This summer is phase two, which is a continuation of the limitations from phase one, but also allows for more in-person instruction and services, as well as allowing more employees to return if a regular on-campus schedule is approved. Phase three is to adopt limitations and guidelines based

designed by students HANNAH DOTZLER Copy Editor

Student-designed tote bags are currently being sold through the Madison College Bookstore. The bags were made by students in the Graphic Design program, as a project for the Design Project Management class. The purpose of this activity was to allow students to practice going through all the steps of creating a product. “We wanted a project where students would concept a product and work through its delivery, so they could experience all the phases of the project management process,” said Madison College Graphic Design Instructor Carol Moretti. The process of creating the tote bags was quite complex. Students started by brainstorming six different design ideas. They did not have » SEE TOTE

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Student-designed tote bags for sale through the Madison College Bookstore.

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Truax Gallery offers new online viewing experience ANICA GRANEY Editor-in-Chief The Gallery at Truax has been out of commission ever since the COVID-19 pandemic began over a year ago. “We were in the middle of installing a physical show that was for the college transfer art program when the pandemic happened,” recalls Senior Laboratory Coordinator Nick Loveland. “So, then we were in limbo for a long time until the idea came up to have a virtual gallery experience.” Together with the help of last semester’s Advanced Web Design class, the Gallery now has an online website available for public viewing at http:// www.madisoncollegegallery.com/. “When Nick and others were tossing around the idea of having this website, of course, I wanted to be part of it,” said Commerical Arts Instructor Penny Aguilera. The project began in November 2020

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Screenshot displays the look of the Truax Gallery’s new website. when students in the Advanced Web Design class were given a final project of creating the Gallery’s website. “All the students were asked to design the

website and working as a team was an option,” said Aguilera. “All the small teams or individuals worked closely with Nick Loveland and were able to ask

lots of questions. There was a process of discovery and making sure everyone understood what the requirements were and then from there the students really gave it their best shot designing and prototyping what would maybe mimic the experience of the Gallery.” Out of nine submissions, student web designer Michelle Michalski’s website was selected as the winner. “I love the Gallery!” said Michalski. “You know, I’ve seen a lot of the shows because I’ve been at MATC for three years now and I realized a problem for the website is the diversity of types of shows. So, finding a format that would be flexible going forward to cover the different types of things that the Gallery might be doing was the hardest part of it.” “The thing that made Michelle’s design so special was she really thought about that whole experience about what a show would look like online and » SEE GALLERY PAGE 4


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Man-shaped effigy mound a National Historical Landmark EIMY GONZALEZ News Editor The last existing human shaped effigy mound in North America is located about 4 miles northeast of Baraboo in Sauk County. It is now a National Historical Landmark, protected since 1907 by the Sauk County Historical Society and the Wisconsin Archaeological Society. From the five confirmed human shaped mounds that existed in North America, all in the state of Wisconsin, only the Greenfield Man Mound survived obliteration from Euro-American settlements, farming, and construction. “The Man Mound came very close to meeting the same fate but was saved by concerned citizens who purchased the property to protect the site — making it only the second mound in the U.S. to be so preserved,” says Dr. Amy Rosebrough, staff archaeologist at the State Historic Preservation Office of the Wisconsin Historical Society. However, it still suffered partial damage from the construction of Man Mound road in 1905, before being acquired to become a park. The road crosses the mound, severing its legs. Dr. Rosebrough reflects on these actions as a reminder of the little importance given to the preservation of Native American heritage sites in previous years. “I try to look at the silver lining with regard to the road. Today, when visitors see what has happened to the mound, they often ask ‘why was that allowed to happen?’ They see the damage and realize that once a mound is gone, it is gone forever. That question makes them think about how they can prevent other mounds from meeting similar fates,” says Dr. Rosebrough. Man Mound measures 214 by 48 feet and to this date is still about a foot high. Throughout the many reports of the mound, which were compilated by Dr. Rosebrough, there are certain characteristics that all authors eagerly illustrate. By visiting the park and seeing the mound, these details cannot be missed. The Greenfield Man Mound is depicted as being adorned with horns, its head laying towards the south and having a walking intention westward.

Some testimonies illustrate this movement by describing how one of its feet is lifted as in the motion of walking and even mention how its figure portrays boldness and decision. The horns are a characteristic that still has not been defined. With the mound’s human form, it has been theorized that it may represent a religious figure wearing a mask or horned headdress. However, there are other hypothesis that it may be a human like representation of a spirit. The artistry, uniqueness and size of the mound provides some clues of the importance it may have held for its builders, which archaeologist have designated as being part of the “Effigy Mound” culture. Today, the site is still of great relevance. Not only is it a place of importance for the Native peoples of Wisconsin, but it is also a place of rest of some of its early inhabitants. In Sauk county, according to the Sauk County Historical Society, there were about 900 mounds in existence, some incorporated burial, others were constructed for ceremonial purposes or homes, but there were also mounds that represented different lineages and religious significance. This last one is known better as effigy mounds. Usually, effigy mounds were constructed in forms of animals such as bears, snakes and thunderbirds. Therefore, the fact that from 900 mounds, just in Sauk County, two were man shaped and only one remains, makes Greenfield Man Mound Park one of the most important historical places state and nation. “The mound is sometimes described as an ‘ambassador’ for Wisconsin’s less-well-known effigy sites. It is battered, like many other effigies, but also reminds us that with enough public goodwill and education great things can be achieved,” comments Dr. Rosebrough. Greenfield Man Mound has had a long trajectory from its building, at around A.D. 750-1200, to its rediscovering in 1859. Yet it is now a mound that is safely within the 25 percent of mounds that still exist in Sauk Cunty and 20 percent of the overall remaining in the state of Wisconsin. Currently, the mound is protected

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Illustration of the Man Mound. as well as owned by the Sauk County Historical Society and managed by the Sauk County Parks and Recreation Department. The mound can be found at Man Mound Park located at E13085 Man Mound Road, Baraboo, WI 53913. For more information you can visit https:// www.co.sauk.wi.us/parksandrecreation/man-mound-park as well as https://saukcountyhistory.org/man-

mound-park. The preservation of mounds is a preservation of culture and of historical treasure. To contribute or donate to the cause, you can follow the previous Sauk County Historical Society link or join a local archaeological society or club to get started. In addition, if you believe a historical site is in danger, don’t hesitate to report the threat to the Wisconsin Historical Society.


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A variety of tote bag options are available for purchase. All proceeds will support the Madison College Center for Printing Arts.

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 any major guidelines to follow, but they were told to keep their audience—Madison College students and staff—in mind when coming up with designs. Then, they had the choice to sketch their ideas out by hand and scan them, or they could draw them directly in the computer. After that, the class narrowed each student’s designs down to two, and then posted the finals to the Madison College Graphic Design Facebook page, where the public was able to vote for the winning design from each student. Then, the advisory board narrowed down the winners to six final designs. These designs range from Madison and Wisconsinthemed illustrations to various other designs inspired by things the students were interested in. Then, Nick Loveland, Madison College’s Print Lab Coordinator, printed the final six designs onto tote

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 on whatever the current public health recommendations will be, no longer screen those entering facilities, work to communicate safe practices to minimize risks, allow open access to all facilities, and allow even further in-person access for employees and classes. Phase four will be the new normal at Madison College. There will no longer be pandemic protocols, provided that is in line with public health recommendations. There will be a continuing communication campaign for general safe health practices. In person instruction and services will be at optimal levels, and all campuses will be open to students, employees, and the community. These four phases represent the process that Madison College has planned, but the college is not setting specific times that they will be moving on beyond phase two and they will be following recommendations to decide when to move forward. This summer, the college is still planning to have a majority of classes be offered as online courses. For summer 2021, the college was planning to have one percent of classes be totally in-person, 23 percent be a blend of in-person and off campus learning and have the remaining 76 percent of classes be totally off campus. Courses have actually had a 19 percent increase in offerings for this summer, and the new plan is to have two percent of courses in person, 24 percent hybrid, and 74 percent off campus. Summer enrollment is also higher this year, when compared to the same time period last year. The college’s plan for Fall of 2021 was originally planned to be similar to Fall of 2022, which had two percent of classes on campus, 25 percent hybrid and 73 percent off campus. For now, the plan has changed to have eight percent of classes in person, 32 percent hybrid, and 60 percent totally off campus. The college has changed these plans “to reflect the changing health conditions and respond to data, and lessons learned about student access, success and the faculty experience over the prior four terms,” said Provost Turina Bakken, Ph.D. Areas that benefit more from in person learning are being focused on, based on student success data, access, faculty experience, and other factors. The

bags, which became the ones that are now available for purchase. “Normally, the students would print their own products, but due to COVID-19, we adjusted the project,” Moretti said. All the proceeds from the tote bag sales will go to Madison College’s Center for Printing Arts. “The proceeds made from the sales go back to buying all the necessary supplies and materials for the next semester classes to work on their projects for sale. This includes paper, inks and any bulk substrates to be printed on, such as blank tote bags, t-shirts and tea towels,” said Loveland. This is not the first time this project has been done at Madison College. According to Moretti, the Graphic Design program has been running similar versions of it for the last eight years. And each year, about 22 to 30 students participate. Moretti also explained that before the pandemic, the items were sold at pop-up sales run by the Center for Printing Arts, rather than online.

Areas that benefit more from in person learning are being focused on, based on student success data, access, faculty experience, and other factors. The college is also looking at specific courses that benefit from in-person learning. college is also looking at specific courses that benefit from in-person learning. Madison College’s Budget for fiscal year 2021 is projected to have even revenue and expenditure. The college is projecting higher revenues than initially expected due to an increase in State and Federal aid, as well as gains in program fees, despite some decline in revenue from Student Fees and Institutional Revenue. The overall gains in revenue amount to $2,961,000. The college is planning to cut spending overall by $3,712,000 on Fringe Benefits (only by $19,000), District Insurance, Utilities and Leases, IT/Data Processing and the College’s contingency fund for unforeseen expenses. Despite the overall cut to spending, Madison College is increasing spending in salaries and supplies and services. Overall, Madison College plans to earn and spend $159,174,000 for fiscal year 2021, and the institution is still waiting on more information about ARPA (America Rescue Plan Act), which recently passed in Congress, and will be providing further relief funding to the college. The act, similar to the CARES and CRRSAA acts, will ask that the college spend the money in a certain way divided between the college itself and support for students. Madison College’s Vice President of Administration Sylvia Ramirez expressed confidence that the college will be able to focus on students, as the college spent 64 percent of the previously received funds on direct student aid.

The program plans to continue to hold this project for years to come. “We do plan to continue to run this project every semester, since it gives students the opportunity to create a product start to finish,” Moretti said. There are also opportunities available for any students interested in participating in a project like this one, regardless of what program they are in. “The Introduction to Letterpress and ScreenPrinting elective classes offered in the Printing Lab—where these projects are created—are open for any Madison College student to take, without prerequisites,” said Loveland. You can support the Madison College Graphic Design program and Center for Printing Arts by purchasing a tote bag at madisoncollegebookstore. com. You can find them by clicking on “shop” and then “backpacks and bags.” Each bag is only $5.25, and you have the option to pick it up at a select Madison College location or have it shipped straight to your home.

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 how a person could cycle through the different images,” said Aguilera. “And kudos to her for translating that experience into an equally engaging online experience. I couldn’t be more thrilled for what she did.” “I wanted it to be easy enough for someone who’s not a web designer to be able to use it,” added Michalski. The websites were created using stock or “fake” photos and once the winning website was chosen, the website had to be updated with pictures of the current show. “It had to be adapted to reality,” chuckled Michalski. “So, I had to stay involved.” The website is planning to be updated as new exhibits are created. “There were about thirty hours of classwork devoted to the projects, and then Michelle continued on and she had to build the whole gallery for the first show, and now there’s a second show coming up so we’re counting on Michelle to help figure out what that transition could look like,” said Aguilera. After the winning website was chosen, it had to be checked over by the marketing department at Madison College. Loveland then applied for an Innovation Grant through the Center of Entrepreneurship at Madison College and received $700 to pay for the hosting and domain name of the website. The Gallery’s website currently displays student work from the photography program at Madison College in an exhibit titled “Staying Focused.” “We wanted to pretty much showcase what the normal, physical Gallery would showcase and that’s any student work,” said Loveland. Students are encouraged to visit the website and submit any ideas they have for future exhibitions through a form. Other opportunities for involvement with the Gallery are also a possibility for the future. “There’s the potential of student helping whether it be a work study or helping to prepare images for the gallery, helping out with the website or adding on a social media presence,” said Aguilera. “Nothing is established yet, but I think there could be additional places for students to get involved in the preparation and promotion of the artwork and Gallery.” “The Gallery is there for the students to showcase their work,” said Loveland. “Fortunately, now we have a website for the Gallery so that can continue to happen.”


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What is your favorite sport?

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"I guess tennis." - Allison Strasburg

"Softball, I used to play in high school."

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Difficult. Amazing. But is it a sport? ADELINE HOLTE Staff Writer

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Vianey Martínez, of Normal Heights and a DACA beneficiary, protests in favor of the program in 2017.

A Clean DREAM Act for DACA Why this is necessary for America right now RICARDO ISAIAS MARROQUIN SANTOS Staff Writer

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he uncertain future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA program lasted for two years and eight months. I remember witnessing the birth, death and rebirth of the DACA program play out in late 2017. The DACA Program is a temporary relief from deportation and the availability to work lawfully in the United States. But the problem with DACA, as identified by Walter Nicholls in “The DREAMers How the Undocumented Youth Movement Transformed the Immigrant Rights Debate,” is that the measure “did not provide a path to citizenship and could be revoked at any time by the sitting president.” Any time now, the Supreme Court will decide whether the program should be allowed to continue or be stopped, which would impact the lives of DACA recipients and their families directly. More so it will impact the lives of others indirectly; because without a work authorization, DACA recipients would not be able to occupy essential jobs that require the correct documentation. The shortage of essential workers own the front lines will be more overwhelming than it is right now. What’s at stake is the lives of people – something that we cannot replace. I argue that a clean DREAM Act for DACA is necessary for America right now. Renewing DACA will serve as an extension to the Supreme Court ruling Plyler v. Doe signed into law in 1982. That Supreme Court ruling allowed undocumented children to attend primary and secondary schools. It’s often known as “the right of all children” to receive an education regardless of citizenship.

The Supreme Court ruling also continues to protect the status of undocumented children, but this protection can only go so far for two reasons. First, when an undocumented child reaches adulthood or 18 years old, they are no longer protected which arbitrarily makes them criminals and punishes them for something that they did not do. It is at this point that DACA serves as a bridge from Plyer v. Doe, because without that protection we lose the nurturing of a child to fulfill its education and later its position in the world. Secondly, children are protected from Immigration and Customs Enforcement not only on school grounds, but when kids are attending school from home. Home might not always be a safe place, especially for children who might not know their rights and what to do when a public official knocks on their door. I fear that the end of DACA can also cause more civil unrest which could lead to high levels of COVID-19 contaminations. The uncertain future because of COVID-19 is being felt by everybody, I feel it on top of the uncertain future of the DACA program – adding another layer of anxiety. I worry for the future, because it’s no longer about the end of DACA, but instead about what are the consequences of ending DACA now. Just as the manpower shortage during the World War II, undocumented workers played a role to contribute to the soldiers at the frontlines. In 1944 alone, according to the book, “Mexicans in Wisconsin” by Sergio González, “the seven million pounds of cherries Mexican hands helped harvest went directly to the military,” despite the horrible working conditions and many who died because of it. These workers who were essential to that time reflect the essential and non-essential workers of today.

If “we are all in this together,” then that also includes undocumented immigrants and DACA recipients who are also playing a huge role to keep everyone safe, contributing to the supply chain and our economy. These people, who have sacrificed everything for a better life in the United States, continue to put their lives on the line for the American Dream.

e have all heard the argument, participated in it or watched it from afar. There is an age-old debate that keeps many athletes, sports lovers or even sports haters engaged: what is considered a sport? There are plenty of opinions. A popular one is that a sport can only be competitive, ruling out activities such as cheerleading or dance. Other opinions state that a sport must be physically exerting, which excludes many competitive activities, like chess, and other activities that focus mostly on brain power. The argument even goes far enough for some people to claim that competitive activities like horseback competitions and motocross are not sports because it involves controlling something else to do the sport for you, despite the fact that both activities are very physically exhausting. If this is true, then there are only a handful of competitive activities that would be considered actual sports. Seems sort of ridiculous, right? But it appears that most everyone has an opinion on it. The Google definition states that a sport is a physically exerting competition between an individual or a team, which would make sense. But what about cheerleaders? Being a cheerleader is physically exerting and, in a way, involves competition between the opposite team. So, where do they stand? Is cheerleading a sport or not? To me, if an activity is competitive, uses physical elements but not full physical exertion, then it is a sport. Yes, I think motocross and motorsports are sports. Same with competitive horseback riding, and competitive dance. No, I can’t say that I think chess or checkers could be a sport (though it is incredibly cool!) because they do not involve anything physical, and are technically boardgames. Cheerleading may be a difficult one to decide on for many people, but in the end, I am more inclined to agree that it is a sport. It is physical, it is technically competitive because there is a rival team involved, and because it takes just as much, if not more practice and routine than the sport they cheer for. There are plenty of opinions on what constitutes a sport and hearing other people’s thoughts about it always makes an interesting conversation. But just because someone might not consider something a sport, does not make it any less difficult or amazing.

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Cancel culture vs accountability culture Consequences aren't the same as censorship GRANT NELSON Staff Writer

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omething that has been getting to the online and social media world is the surge of cancel culture and mob mentality happening on all sides of politics. It ranges from YouTubers to actors that can cost individual people and entire companies huge amounts of money. The idea of censorship and canceling people based on politics and faith is nothing new. A few decades ago, socialists were rounded up in witch hunts, and even now we see people of all beliefs being canceled by some

group or another. One must remember there is a difference between being de-platformed and having the right of free speech which is something that we as a nation have dealt with since the beginning. This and many other issues are problems I want to bring attention to. In many ways, we need to learn to respect others' views and not start mobs over personal beliefs, but instead know what the right places are to have certain conversions. As well as not turning our views into aggressive platforms. But the big thing to remember is that there is a difference in holding someone accountable for their behavior and

losing their platform and having their free speech taken away. I look at pop culture and social media and see a mixed bag of people being intolerant of other's political and spiritual beliefs. Along with hate speech and damaging views making people money. It just shows that companies like YouTube, no matter how “progressive" they are, don't care much about what their content is as long as viewership is up. Freedom of speech is a very complex thing that is impossible to legislate. Gina Carano, who is an actress whose work I enjoy, spouted some very incorrect and downright idiotic stuff on social media. She was fired, without warning, by Disney, who has done some very shady

and idiotic things as a company in recent years. Disney has many company policies that heavily support cancel culture. The point is, there are times when we as nation need to decide when someone is just being a moron and when we should consider serious de-platforming. I must also say this, I feel we as a culture have taken to the soap box and have virtue signaled ourselves too much on social media and just need to agree to disagree or ignore things and focus on ourselves and those close to us. Focus on the real social issues that are killing and destroying people's lives. If we did this, I think there would be a lot less bullying and division in the world we live in.


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Food service offers take-out meals KALEIA LAWRENCE Opinion Editor It’s not always easy being a college student and finding some good food to eat for a reasonable price. However, through Madison College’s Food Services, this is possible. There are a couple of different options when it comes to what kind of food is available, and it changes weekly. Right now, some of the items available are meal kits for two, an easter charcuterie board and tamales, just to name a few. All of the kits are prepared by food service staff, not by students in the culinary program. The meal kits are $20. This seems like a lot, but considering it’s a high quality, three- course meal, it’s worth it. Plus, if you split it with someone else, you’ll only

be paying $10 for a filling meal. My meal kit came with a spring green salad with champagne vinaigrette, toasted quinoa-broccoli fritters, red rice pilaf with roasted garlic and shallot, brandy-maple glazed baby carrots, and asparagus and Schaum torte with lemon curd and fresh berries. Ordering can be a tricky process, so make sure that you follow the steps very carefully. Go to the main Madison College website and type “food and dining” into the search bar. Select the first result, then click on the “Curbside Meal Kit service.” Once you pick the items you want and are checking out, make sure to select the pickup at Anderson Street. Although there is a disclaimer that you’ll have to select this option, it’s easy to miss it and select your campus instead. Pickup is only available

on select days at certain times, so make sure it fits your schedule. Since ordering is done through the Bookstore, the service is only available to Madison College students, staff and faculty. However, it will likely be open to the public at a later date. It’s been two months since the start of the service, and business is doing good. “Well, I would say that we weren’t at all sure what would happen in the beginning and so it was a little slow to start. But it’s like this week we’re all sort of scratching our heads how we’re going to keep up, so it’s escalated exponentially...exceeding expectations if you will,” said Executive Chef of Food Services David Dorst. As a broke college student, I don’t get » SEE FOOD PAGE 11

“Another day, another tv show to look for.” “Well, the trailer looks interesting. A little spooky... alright, let’s try it.” This is how my wife and I ended up watching the show “Behind Her Eyes.” I honestly thought this was going to be about eyes, which is not the case. There are six episodes in season one with potential future seasons coming up. The show was released in 2021 and the genre of the show is psychological thriller with some twist. The main cast includes Simona Brown, Eve Hewson, Tom Bateman, and Robert Aramayo. The story goes back and forth between the past and the present, and it is important to pay attention to each character a little bit, which helps in the end with understanding the story better. The show is from the point of view of Louise, a single mom who works at a psychiatrist’s office who meets David, the new psychiatrist and his wife, Adele. Before she knew David was the new psychiatrist at her work and married, they were both attracted to each other. And it gets a little awkward between them after she finds out he’s married and has a beautiful wife, Adele. However, their relationship is a little abnormal as David treats Adele as a patient rather than a wife. David and Louise fall in love, but then after a sudden encounter on street, Louise became a friend of Adele. Basically, Louise is having an affair with the husband while also being friends with the wife. Adele then shares her story about her » SEE EYES PAGE 11

French instructor at Madison College goes above and beyond BRITTON DOWNING Contributor Last week, while I was setting up for what was (in my mind) going to be another disconnected and poor quality, throw away, COVID-19 era Zoom interview; I was thinking “OK, let’s knock this out and keep moving.” I had no idea how wrong I would be. My subject was Mary Haight, a French instructor at Madison College. However, a generic term like “French instructor” does not do service to the vibrant and engaging Haight, and her adeptness in educating humans, including myself. On the front half of her third decade in education, Haight is not only making it through the malaise of a global pandemic, but she is improving from it. But how? Well, it seems to be the place where the world brought her, and she is embracing it in the same way she has embraced the many other opportunities life has brought her over the years. Starting with her master’s studies at the University of Wisconsin – Madison (after completing undergrad work at

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Mary Haight along with some students at an art event in Madison. University of Wisconsin – LaCrosse), Haight found herself in one of the most highly rated French programs in the country. For most, this would be an accomplishment in and of itself, but for Haight this was just one more step in her journey. Her journey into the French language and culture started

with a casual interest as an adolescent and strengthened as she got older. As Haight put it, “it wasn’t until college that I realized that I had dreams to travel, I wanted to spend a year abroad,” and so she did, spending her junior year of college in France as a student. Seemingly a dream come true for Haight, it did not go exactly as she imag-

ined it would. Haight spoke of the difficulties she encountered that year abroad, about how these helped her grow as a person, and gave her an understanding of the importance of compassion. Still passionate about that trip more than 30 years later, Haight speaks with enthusiasm about how it made a positive impact on her life. These experiences in France seemed to be formative in Haight’s belief that an education should help you learn about others, and yourself. After undergraduate, and riorous master’s work, Haight decided to take a break during her doctoral cadidacy. As any graduate or doctoral student at the University of Wisconsin – Madison (UW) will tell you, there is a heavy focus on research, and Haight wanted to work with people. So, she took a break from her studies. Then, during a job opportunity at a summer study abroad program where she was hired to lead a group of students to France, she once again found her inspiration. » SEE FRENCH PAGE 11


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Readings perfect for the ‘nerd’ at heart GRANT NELSON Staff Writer

“High Republic”

So, I’m not fan of most “Star Wars” content that comes out of Disney, but in recent months, a new multimedia “Star Wars” project called the “High Republic” was released. It is very similar to the old republic that I grew up with and loved, although it is not as far back in the “Star Wars” timeline. However, it tells a tale of the golden age of the republic and Jedi, and takes place in a time of great peace and expansion across the universe. The era is a mix of classical age of the roman empire with the discovery of the new world. As always, there are dark forces in the “Star Wars” universe and the time of peace ends. The book relays focus on the Jedi and expands on their lore. The franchise is a mix of books, comics, and video games. As a fan of the old republic era and the story and narrative it was so filled with, I find this new era in “Star Wars” very nostalgic and brings back the sort of space adventure and poetic universe I fell in love with as a kid. The era is filled with all sorts of new factions, story arcs and cool new ships that I think most fans would love.

These books had strong female Jedi masters long before Disney tried forcing cut out characters like Rey. They are both nuanced, and they both kick butt at the same time. The comic books really deliver on the history of the Jedi and Sith that organs really breathed into us all. If you are done with Disney give this a shot.

“The Dark Nest Trilogy”

“Jedi Series”

A comic book series I grew up loving is the classic tales of the “Jedi Series,” these comics cover the old wars between the Sith empire and the Old Republic. It follows ancient Jedi heroes’ battles against the forces of darkness in wars against its armies and their own souls. The book really captures the soul of what it means to be a Jedi and given the responsibility to make the choices they make. The show features the love they share with others and how it falls apart. The books also capture the nature of the dark side. The Sith and their evil magic, along with their lore, is far more chilling than the Disney series. The books cover wars, and it feels like the stories of the trojan wars and other aspects of mythic epics.

COVID-19 Journal Project HAILEY GRIFFIN Arts Editor The COVID-19 Journal Project invites people to contribute records that exemplify life during COVID-19 to their archives. Hosted by the Wisconsin Historical Society, the project aims to collect the moments and memories that people have experienced during this past year, providing an important recollection for future generations about what life was like amid a pandemic. When Volunteer Opportunities Coordinator Ricardo Marroquin Santos learned of the project, he decided to implement it into Madison College Volunteer Center’s monthly volunteer opportunity meeting schedule. After collaborating with Student Program Advisor Brianna Stapleton Welch and Yahara Journal Editor Hailey Griffin, Marroquin Santos introduced the COVID-19 Journal Project meetings, which took place on Thursday, March 25 and Thursday, April 1. The meetings aimed to have students come together to discuss their experiences, and to conjure ideas to write about and send to the Wisconsin Historical Society’s archives. With having dealt with the pandemic for an entire year now, Marroquin Santos felt it was a great opportunity to allow students to express their voice. “My hope was to kind of give people this open space and be able to reflect on each other’s experiences,” said Marroquin Santos. “I felt writing more this year and I wanted to let people know that this was available. I also wanted to embrace everybody’s voice,” said Marroquin Santos. Although the meetings have ended, people are still heavily encouraged to submit their work to the COVID-19 Journal Project. To submit your journal, follow the link https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/ JournalProject. It should be noted too that people submitting their pieces have control over when their archived pieces are shown to the public. For example, if there’s something that you submit that you’d prefer not to have read, you can ensure that it isn’t read until a certain point in the future.

as a sci fi classic would be the “Forerunner” trilogy. These books cover the rise of the “Forerunner” empire, and its war with other alien nations. One of the alien nations is a prehistoric human empire, featuring the spread of the flood and the creation of the “Halo” weapons. The world building in these books feels like Greek mythology. The books are very much a space opera with the building and breaking of trust, and broken families that have an impact on the universe. The books have primitive humans as major characters, and their story ark is very alike to something out of “The Hobbit.” The book builds upon much of the lore from the games, and takes “Halo” to narratives that are very refreshing. The books deal with technology and view of a universe that entails magic. The books open up plot threads that are very new to the “Halo” games. I recommend these books to anyone wanting to read a good space opera.

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R2-D2 and C-3PO, characters in the “Star Wars” franchise.

“Forerunner”

With the next halo game around the corner, I spend most of my time immersing myself in the “Halo” universe. A book series that really stands out

A book that any fan of classic “Star Wars” will love is “The Dark Nest Trilogy.” This series takes place 30 years after the films and follows the next generation of jedi. Among them, many of the new Skywalkers fall under the control of the hive mind of an alien race. The books take jedis to the unknown regions of the universe while a war is being waged between two alien empires. They are tested to their limits on how they will fight this war and what they will do for the greater good as the dark side force users to manipulate the war to spread chaos across the universe. The books are filled with space battles and are action packed. The books also deal with the legacy of the Skywalker bloodline and world, linking Anakin to Luke and Lea to their children and the shadow that Darth Vader has over them. The books are filled with jedi action and deep nerdy imagination. The books take “Star Wars” to very dark levels and show what war can inflict on the soul.


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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 9 During two summers with the historic World Learning organization in Brattleboro, Vermont, Haight led students through a program called the Summer Abroad Experience. Even though the name sounds generic, World Learning is a highly respected institution that has been shaped by such luminaries as Sargent Shriver and John F. Kennedy. Their mission statement is: “To work globally to enhance the capacity and commitment of individuals, institutions, and communities to create a more sustainable, peaceful, and just world.” For more information about World Learning you can visit: https://www.worldlearninginc.org/. Haight said, “The universe was telling me, no, you are supposed to be doing French,” and as any student of language will tell you ‘doing’ is an action word. So, Haight did not proceed through to post-doctoral work (which is generally research based.) Instead, she decided she wanted to work directly with people and use French as a vehicle to help them grow. To actually “do” French. She is by no means an intellectual lightweight though. With an extensive knowledge of French literature and art, Haight has no problem spotting the work of a French master or recognizing quotes from 16th century French philosophers (Montaigne to be exact), but based on the tone of our interview she didn’t seem like the type of person who longs to be in an Ivory Tower. Haight wants to engage with people, and she does. In keeping with the theme of our interview, Haight’s response to how she came to work at Madison College, also seems to be, well, chance. Shortly after the Summer Abroad program finished, a fulltime position at Madison

College opened, and she got the job. It would be easy enough to attribute this to serendipity, but I think a quote from Haight herself serves it better. During the conversation we had about what she does as an instructor she said she helps students take “a step towards something else.” This phrase lies at the heart of Haight’s philosophy as an instructor. She believes that a Liberal Arts education is not simply a piece of paper, but that it should expand people’s minds, and their potential to live a fuller life. She also believes that struggling can be good because it builds compassion, so she is not going to give anyone a free pass. At the same time, she is possibly the most supportive instructor I have ever met. She is always there to help, as long as you are ready to do the work. Steadfast in her mission to help people grow, at one point in the interview makes the bold claim that study abroad trips should be mandatory for all university level accreditation. It is not hard to see she is serious about her craft and the way she administers it. As a 23-year veteran at Madison College, Haight has administered the learning of French language and culture to hundreds of students. She helped in the creation of two different study abroad opportunities, currently advises two different certification programs and has chaired the world languages department twice. Through these different roles her focus has never changed; it is always about the students. She really does want to help them grow, learning to be in the world and to engage with that world. It can be difficult to grow but Haight is okay with that. As I looked over my notes, I had the word “help” circled three times, the word “support” circled twice, and the word “compassion” circled, boxed, and asterisked. Honestly, if there was a three-word summary of Haight’s teaching style it would be: difficult, help/

support and compassion. I would know because (full disclosure) I was one of her students. Beyond the occasional disgruntled student, there is also the fact that Haight is employed by what some people in education refer to as the Golden Goose of two-year colleges. If you look up Mary Haight at jsonline, you can see thar her base salary for 2018 is an eye popping $106,979 (https://projects. jsonline.com/database/2019/7/wisconsin-technical-college-salaries-2019. html). However, when considering Haight’s qualifications, dedication, and tenure at the college, you could just as easily make the argument that she is underpaid. So, I asked myself, “How could I convince someone I did not have a positive bias for Haight in my interview?” Rate My Professor immediately came to mind. For those who do not know, Rate My Professor is an open-source platform for students to anonymously rate, and often trash, their previous professors and instructors. Even though the site is bias laden in both directions, it is, more often than not, negative bias from students airing grievances. Unsurprisingly, Haight scored a 4.8 out of 5 and only had one negative review (https://www.ratemyprofessors.com/ ShowRatings.jsp?tid=1054352). So, if I do have a positive bias towards Haight’s teaching methods, it appears most other people do as well. This is not to say Haight is not as dynamic as ever though. As our interview crept past the one-hour mark, and the sun started throwing shadows across the grainy Zoom meeting interfaces, Haight stunned me with an almost film noir type reveal. For the years that I have known Haight, her teaching style has been rooted in a traditional face to face, use it or lose it, methodology. The COVID19 learning environment has made facilitating that model virtually (no pun

take-out very often. A delicacy for me is usually a Little Caesars pizza, so this was definitely an upgrade. The food was high quality, and there was a lot of it. Although everyone’s appetite is different, I had enough left over for a couple more meals. I tried something that I’ve never had before, and I’m glad that I branched out. While all the flavors didn’t suit my palate personally, I enjoyed trying the different flavors that were included. It was obvious there was a lot of thought in planning the cohesiveness of the meal. I would recommend the service. You get a lot of food at a good price, and you can try new things and know that they will be high quality.

intended) impossible. Ever vigilante, Haight is taking a step towards something else indeed. Breaking the traditional mold, she is moving her learning modules online and has reformatted her courses. Not only is she embracing these new learning methodologies, but she is using them to create access and equity in her education model. Although shocked by Haight’s turn away from traditional French instruction, I am not shocked by her motivation or enthusiasm. Haight’s calling has always been to help people learn and grow, and she seems to count herself in that process. So, after a side-discussion about educational needs in society today it became apparent that the malaise of the COVID-19 era has not slowed Haight down, in fact, she has used it as a slingshot to put herself ahead of the curve. What was my impression of Haight at the end of the interview, one word: dynamic. As humans we want to be safe and secure. We want to have things in a static state, so we can forecast our own stability. Not Haight. She seems to have learned that life will always be a dynamic endeavor, and she is using that knowledge to expand the minds and possibilities of others. For that I realize that I, as well as countless others, have had a tangible life benefit from Haight’s instruction. For me, that benefit was a deepening respect for other people and cultures that I might have only had a superficial understanding of at the outset; for other students, maybe something else. Rooted in that spirit of respect, I would sign this piece off with a fitting message. Madame Haight, merci de m’avoir appris l’art de parler la langue française, et un peu plus sur la vie ellemême. And, if you don’t know what that means, go look up one of Haight’s classes at Madison College. She can teach you about that, and a bit about life as well.

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 9 best friend named Rob when she was at a mental institution, and the story goes on… Based on what I wrote, it sounds like some twisting romance, but it was hard to tell who was supposed to be a bad person. Adele seems nice, but she also seems strange at the same time. David seems romantic and gentle, but he also seems very indifferent towards his wife, Adele. And then there’s Rob who seems to be in love with Adele. Only Louise seems like a normal character. We are watching the show from Louise’s point of view and each episode provides a little bit of each character, so it was difficult to assume who was supposed to be a bad person. However, it was clear at the end of the last episode, and you will not be Screenshot of “Behind Her Eyes” on the Netflix website. disappointed.

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MEETTHEPACK BASEBALL JAKE NELSON

A freshman infielder from Altoona, Wis., Jake Nelson is currently hitting a team-leading .412 for the Madison College baseball team. Through 15 games, he has 14 hits in 34 at-bats and has scored nine runs. He also has three doubles, a home run and seven RBIs. Nelson played baseball and basketball at Altoona High School, where he was a fourtime letter winner in both sports. A two-

A four-hit shutout by Madison College pitcher Casey Fountain keyed an 8-0 fiving inning victory over Heartland College on March 30. Alisia Palms had a threerun home run and Brandner had a double to lead the Madison College hitters.

Madison College 21, Heartland College 6

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time all-state selection, Nelson holds the school record for all-time hits and batted .600 during his senior season. A business major at Madison College, he is the son of LaShawn and Travis Nelson.

A freshman outfielder from Portage, Wis., Brianna Brandner is hitting .548 this season with a team-high 17 hits. She has five doubles and two triples, has scored 13 runs and has driven in 11 runs. In addition, she has stolen seven bases in 10 games without being thrown out. Brandner played softball and basketball at Portage High School, where she was an eight-time letter winner and a two-time all conference selection in the Badger North Conference. A liberal arts transfer student she is the daughter of Jennifer and Roger Brandner.

WolfPack baseball posts two wins over Milwaukee

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Madison College 8, Heartland College 0

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Softball team gets early win over rival The biggest highlight of the last two weeks for the Madison College softball team isn’t its current four-game winning streak. It’s not that they won three of those games by run-rule. No, the biggest highlight is that the WolfPack upended long-time rival Rock Valley College, 5-1, in the first game of a non-conference doubleheader on March 26. Rock Valley College was the 2019 conference champ and is the six-time defending NJCAA Division III national champion. Freshman pitcher Casey Fountain held Rock Valley to just one run, scored on a solo home run in the fifth inning that tied the game, 1-1. But the bottom half of the fifth saw the WolfPack respond with four runs. Three of those runs scored on a one-out triple by Brianna Brandner. Katherine Brandl then singled to score Brandner and give Madison College a decisive 5-1 lead. Fountain pitched a complete game, allowing just one run on nine hits and three walks. She struck out nine batters. The second game of the doubleheader looked like another close game, until Rock Valley scored four runs in the sixth inning and six runs in the seventh inning to claim an 11-0 victory. In that game, the WolfPack was held to just two hits, both by Mia Noelker. Rock Valley, on the other hand, pounded out 14 hits against three different Madison College pitchers. Madison College, now 9-1 overall, opens conference play on April 6 with a home doubleheader against Joliet Junior College.

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CLARION STAFF REPORT After an up-and-down series of preseason games, the Madison College baseball team opened conference play in a big way, winning both games of a doubleheader at home against Milwaukee Area Technical College on April 3. Madison College won the first game, 4-3, before taking the second game, 16-6. The first game saw Madison College rally with two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning after Milwaukee had taken a 3-2 lead in the top half of the inning thanks to two walks, a hit and an error. The rally started with a single by Gabe O’Brien, who moved to second on a bunt. A single by Spencer Bartel and an error put runners on second and third. Ryan Hubley then drove in both runs with a single to right field. O’Brien had two hits in the game to lead Madison College, while he and Eli Kramer both hit doubles. In the second game, Madison College had to rally from a 6-0 deficit after the first inning. But an eight run third inning and five run fifth inning provided the WolfPack with more than enough offense for a 16-6 win. Jake Nelson led the team with three hits and five RBIs, including a three-run home run. Gunnar Doyle also had three hits and Gabe O’Brien added two. Alex Redman pitched the win, his second of the season, allowing no runs on four hits in 4-1/3 innings. The WolfPack, now 2-0 in conference play and 9-6 overall, plays four games against Bryant and Stratton College this week before returning to conference play with two home games against the College of DuPage on April 10.

Triton College 6, Madison College 5

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Freshman pitcher Jacob Wilde already has two wins this season and has pitched in four games for the WolfPack.

Madison College’s 5-0 lead disappeared when Triton College scored six runs in the bottom of the fifth inning on its way to a 6-5 victory over the WolfPack in the first game of an April 2 doubleheader. The big inning for Triton featured a three-run home run and a go-ahead triple. Madison College was led by Eduardo Saucedo and Jake Nelson, who both had two hits in the game. Riley LeTourneau » SEE BASEBALL PAGE 13

Struggling Big Ten adds to madness in March BOH SUH Staff Writer I told my advisor last meeting that I am ready for 2022 March Madness after the first round. I usually do well in the first rounds and predict poorly on final four, but this year is an exception. I did poorly on everything. You know why? Because I really had a strong faith in Big Ten teams this year. Maybe it is because of my Big Ten bias as a fan of the Wisconsin Badgers, so I root for all the Big Ten teams as long as they do not play Wisconsin. This influenced my decision who to pick for my bracket, and that was clearly a disaster after the first round. To be honest, all these Big Ten teams, Michigan, Illinois, Iowa, Ohio State, and Purdue were capable of making it to the

I usually do well in the first rounds and predict poorly on final four, but this year is an exception. I did poorly on everything. final four. I even throw Wisconsin and Michigan State (ouch) into that category. Only one team, Michigan made it to Sweet 16. The disastrous performance of Big Ten started with Michigan State losing to the University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA). And this team, UCLA became the highlight of March Madness. UCLA beat No.1 seed Michigan and almost beat Gonzaga. The teams that lost

in the first round of the Final Four ended up winning five games in the tournament to make it there. What about Oregon State? As a 12th seed, there is always a chance for an upset in the first round. But not many of them go to the Elite Eight. Oh, don’t worry Oral Roberts. I am saving you for the last. No. 15 seed Oral Roberts is another team that became Cinderella this year after upsetting No. 2 seed Ohio State and No. 7 seed Florida to make it to the Sweet 16. By the way, I had a difficult time to choose between Florida and Ohio State, but I should not have. In the end, it is always fun to fill out brackets every March. Maybe I will try to be more harsh on Big Ten in my bracket, and they will end up doing much better. Regardless of their performances, I always root for Wisconsin and Big Ten.


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Fantasy baseball roster tips BOH SUH Staff Writer Baseball season started last week, which means fantasy baseball is back! The first week of fantasy baseball forces me to put more thought into it than any other time of the season. It is so early in the season, I do not feel like making a roster move, but I am also thinking whether I am missing out some breakout players because of my hesitancy. Does anyone know the right time to make a move? The answer is no based on my experience with fantasy sports. Fantasy football is more obvious; I have to bid high on replacement running back or a defense/special team against a bad team. What about baseball? If a player is struggling for a few games, do I need to drop him? Or if a player is doing fantastic for a few games, should I immediately add him and drop somebody? But what if that somebody I dropped end up doing well? I have experienced both success and failure with waiver wire pickups in early season. Someone I dropped early in the season ends up being phenomenal overall while someone I picked up early ended up be just OK. It is impossible to predict for anyone how players will perform for the rest of the season. My advice is to find out why a player is struggling or performing well. For example, a pitcher can do poorly at the Colorado Rockies’ Coors Field. Would you drop the player because he did not do well in the first game? Or maybe the pitcher was facing a good team, so he didn’t perform as well as he should have. The case of batters is trickier. Was the batter doing well in spring games and continue the hot streak? In that case, I would say go for it. However, what if someone was doing horrible in

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spring games and is struggling now? Again, it is difficult to tell how long hot or cold streak lasts. The baseball season is 162 game long. Even the best player will have a cold streak. However, if you feel like your player is not going to do well or is out for the season due to injuries, here are my suggestions for each position for this week.

Catcher

Buster Posey – Posey did not play last year at all, so many experts were skeptical about his performance this season. Also, he has been showing of regression in the past few years. The position of catcher is important in baseball, but it also takes a large amount of energy, which is why having a good catcher is going to help tremendously to do well in fantasy baseball. Having a year off seem to help him with early on as he already had two home runs in two games.

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Jared Walsh – Walsh was my sleeper pick before the draft in my last article. I was worried because he did not play the first two games. However, the last games he had two home runs with six RBI. It will be difficult to bench a person who is on hot streak. He is still available in most of leagues.

Second Base

Ryan McMahon – Another of my pre-season sleeper picks! He is eligible for first, second or third base currently, so he can fill in anywhere you want, but second base would be the worthy spot as it is difficult to find a potential 30+ home run guy there. Currently, he has one homer, three RBI and a .333 average.

Third baseman

Evan Longoria – Longoria is on a

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game, putting things out of reach with a 12-run fourth inning to post a 21-6 win over Heartland in the second game of the March 30 doubleheader. The offensive outburst featured home runs by Maddie Kvatek and Mallory Sterling, doubles by Katie Joten and Bella Williams, and four hits by Fountain. Sterling earned the victory, pitching 2-2/3 innings and allowing five runs on three hits. Lauren Steien got the save and allowed one run on two hits in 2-1/3 innings.

pitched the loss, allowing six runs on six hits in 4-2/3 innings.

Madison College 15, Black Hawk College 5

Both Madison College and Black Hawk College exchanged punches in the first inning of their April 2 doubleheader, with each team scoring five runs. But Black Hawk College never struck again, while the WolfPack put up two runs in the fourth inning and eight runs in the sixth inning for a 15-5 victory. Brianna Brandner, Maddie Kvatek and Abby Luczak each had three hits as they accounted for nine of the team’s 15 hits. Kvatek and Luczak also both had triples. Mallory Sterling earned the win, allowing five runs on three hits and three walks in six innings pitched.

Madison College 6, Black Hawk College 5

After taking a 5-2 lead in the top of the sixth inning, Madison College was forced to fight to hang on for a 6-5 as Black Hawk rallied late. Abby Luczak and Grace Madeiros led Madison College with two hits each. Luczak drove in three of the WolfPack runs.

Triton College 7, Madison College 0

Hits were hard to come by for visiting Madison College in its 7-0 loss to Triton in the second game of the doubleheader. The WolfPack was held to just three hits in the game, with no extra-base hits. Adrian Montilva pitched the loss, allowing five runs on seven hits in 4-2/3 innings.

Madison College 15, Rockford University JV 2

Madison College pounded out 11 hits and scored 15 runs in the first game of a doubleheader with Rockford University’s Junior Varsity team on March 29. Second baseman Jake Nelson led the WolfPack with three hits in the game, while Zach Storbakken drove in four runs with two hits, including a home run. Alex Redman pitched the win, allowing two runs on six hits in five innings.

Madison College 21, Rockford University JV 5

The second game of the doubleheader saw Madison College step it up a notch, with 21 runs on 12 hits to win 21-5. The WolfPack scored six times in the sixth inning and seven times in the seventh inning. Nelson, Eduardo Saucedo, Kameron Laskowski and Taiten Manriquez each had two hits in the game. The WolfPack also had a triple by Saucedo and five doubles in the game. Four pitchers took the mound in the game for the WolfPack, with Luke Hansel earning the win and Jett Thielke getting the save.

hot streak early with two home runs and four RBI with a .364 average. He is always 20+ home runs with 0.250 average player in the past couple years. I remember Longoria being top 10 picks in my early fantasy baseball years. I wish him luck and enjoy his hot streak while it lasts.

Shortstop

Isiah Kiner-Falefa – I feel like I am on fire when I keep writing about players whom I chose as sleepers! He is currently eligible as a third baseman and a shortstop, but his value is much better with shortstop because of much thinner pool of good players. He currently has one home run, three RBIs, and a .308 average.

Outfielders

Michael Taylor – Taylor has a potential of hitting 20 home runs with 30 stolen bases. However, he never had a chance to shine when he was with the Washington Nationals. This year may look a little different right now as he has two home runs, six RBIs, and a .462 average.

Pitchers

Julian Merryweather – The closer for the Toronto Blue Jays was for Kirby Yates, but he is out for the season. And then everyone was confident that the new closer would be either Jordan Romano or Rafael Dolis. However, Merryweather ended up being the man in charge. Cesar Valdez – Similar to the Blue Jays, the Orioles had a closer named Hunter Harvey, but he is out for a while, so Valdez stepped up as a closer. Tanner Scott and Shawn Armstrong were mentioned as a potential closer, but Valdez is the one who recorded the past two saves. Stash him before it gets too late.

Kankakee Community College 10, Madison College 4

A six run fourth inning that featured a grand slam propelled Kankakee to a 10-4 victory over visiting Madison College in the first game of a doubleheader on March 27. Four walks and a bunt single brought in two runs, before a two-out grand slam capped the big inning for Kanakee. Starting pitcher Adrian Montilva took the loss, allowing six earned runs on five hits and four walks in 3-1/3 innings. Saucedo led Madison College with two hits, while Storbakken added a double.

Madison College 10, Kankakee Community College 5

A 10-hit, 10-run effort allowed Madison College to beat Kankakee, 10-5, and earn a split in the March 27 doubleheader. Storbakken led the way for Madison College with two hits, including a home run, and five RBIs. Kameron Laskowski, Jake Fulton and Nelson each hit doubles for the WolfPack. Pitcher Jacob Wilde earned the win in relief to improve his record to 2-0, allowing three runs on three hits in three innings.

Oakton Community College 5, Madison College 3

Visiting Madison College saw its 3-1 lead disappear when Oakton scored twice in the fourth and fifth innings to upend the WolfPack, 5-3, on March 26. Madison College was held to just four hits in the game and struck out 14 times. Pitcher Riley LeTourneau was credited with the loss, pitching 4-1/3 innings in relief and allowing two runs on two hits and two walks.

SCHEDULES

State team’s schedules and results.

BASEBALL MAR. 13 at Carl Sandburg College, 5-0 WIN, 5-1 WIN MAR. 15 at Dakota County Technical College, 3-2 LOSS, 3-0 WIN MAR. 20 at Joliet Junior College, 3-2 LOSS, 3-0 WIN MAR. 26 at Oakton Community College, 5-3 LOSS MAR. 27 at Kankakee Community College, 10-4 LOSS, 10-5 WIN APR. 1 at Rockford University JV, 15-2 WIN, 21-5 WIN APR. 2 at Triton College, 6-5 LOSS, 7-0 LOSS APR. 3 vs. Milwaukee Area Technical College, 4-3 WIN, 16-6 WIN APR. 6 home vs. Bryant and Stratton College, 2:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. APR. 7 at Bryant and Stratton College, noon, 3 p.m. APR. 10 home vs. College of DuPage, noon, 3 p.m. APR. 11 at Moraine Valley Community College, noon, 3 p.m. APR. 16 home vs. Carl Sandburg College, 2 p.m., 5 p.m. APR. 17 at Rock Valley College, noon, 3 p.m. APR. 18 home vs. Morton College, noon, 3 p.m. APR. 22 at Kishwaukee College, 2 p.m., 5 p.m. APR. 23 home vs. Highland Community College, 2 p.m., 5 p.m. APR. 24 at Harper College, noon, 3 p.m. APR. 25 home vs. Triton College, noon, 3 p.m. APR. 27 at Oakton Community College, 2:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. APR. 29 home vs. Elgin Community College, 2:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. MAY 1 home vs. Joliet Junior College, noon, 3 p.m. MAY 2 at Black Hawk College, noon, 3 p.m. MAY 6 at McHenry County College, 2 p.m., 5 p.m. MAY 8 vs. College of Lake County, noon, 3 p.m. MAY 9 vs. South Suburban College, noon, 3 p.m.

SOFTBALL MAR. 16 vs. Lake Region State College, 8-0 WIN MAR. 16 vs. Bay College, 11-3 WIN MAR. 17 vs. Lake Region State College, 16-5 WIN MAR. 17 vs. Bay College, 12-0 WIN MAR. 19 at Danville Area Community College, postponed MAR. 21 at Illinois Central College, postponed MAR. 26 home vs. Rock Valley College, 5-1 WIN, 11-0 LOSS MAR. 28 at Kankakee Community College, postponed MAR. 30 at Heartland Community College, 8-0 WIN, 21-6 WIN APR. 2 at Black Hawk College, 15-5 WIN, 6-5 WIN APR. 6 home vs. Joliet Junior College, 3 p.m., 5 p.m. APR. 8 at Triton College, 4 p.m., 6 p.m. APR. 9 vs. Dakota County Technical College, 4 p.m., 6 p.m. APR. 10 home vs. Waubonsee Community College, noon, 2 p.m. APR. 11 home vs. Highland Community College, noon, 2 p.m. APR. 13 at Harper College, 3 p.m., 5 p.m. APR. 17 at Carl Sandburg College, noon, 2 p.m. APR. 18 at Sauk Valley Community College, noon, 2 p.m. APR. 20 home vs. Rock Valley College, 3 p.m., 5 p.m. APR. 23 home vs. Kishwaukee College, 3 p.m., 5 p.m. APR. 24 home vs. South Suburban College, noon, 2 p.m. APR. 25 home vs. Bryant & Stratton College, noon, 2 p.m. APR. 27 at College of DuPage, 3 p.m., 5 p.m. APR. 29 at Illinois Valley Community College, 3 p.m., 5 p.m. MAY 1 home vs. Bay College, noon, 2 p.m. MAY 2 home vs. McHenry County College, noon, 2 p.m. MAY 4 at Milwaukee Area Technical College, 3 p.m., 5 p.m. MAY 5 at McHenry County College, 3 p.m., 5 p.m. MAY 8 home vs. College of Lake County, noon, 2 p.m. MAY 9 at Rock Valley College, noon, 2 p.m.


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L.A. Lakers really need their stars back BOH SUH Staff Writer The NBA trade deadline passed on March 25, and some teams are ready to make a push for the playoffs while other teams are ready for the next year. Last NBA season was unique because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This year is unique again because of the pandemic and because of the new dark horses and falling favorites. After the Los Angeles Lakers won the championship game last year, the Lakers became everyone’s favorite to start the season. They acquired Montrezl Harrell and Dennis Schroder to support LeBron James and Anthony Davis. The team was doing well for a while, but then the injuries started to hold them back. Currently, both James and Davis have no clear timetable to return, and the team has not been performing well, which makes sense. They are still in the fifth seed with 5.5

games ahead of the eighth seed to make it to the playoff, but a couple more bad weeks could put them in a bubble to even make it to the playoff. The Lakers need their star players back as soon as possible. On the other hand, the Utah Jazz and the Phoenix Suns are on hot streak. The Jazz is on nine game winning streak while the Suns are on five game winning streak. Both teams were projected to be fighting for the eighth seed in the Western Conference, but they are currently in the top two spots. Both teams may not have superstars, but their team chemistry makes them lethal in any games. Right behind these two teams, the Los Angeles Clippers and the Denver Nuggets are sitting on the third and fourth seeds with 7-3 and 8-2 in the past 10 games respectively. The Eastern Conference seems similar to the last time I checked with the Philadelphia 76ers, the Brooklyn Nets, and the Milwaukee Bucks as the clear top three teams.

Arizona a surprise in women’s final four BOH SUH Staff Writer With a super rookie, Paige Bueckers, I was pretty confident that this year would be UConn’s year. They struggled a little bit against No. 2 seed Baylor in Elite Eight, but they still made it to the women’s basketball final four. When the final four teams were No. 1 seed Stanford, No. 1 seed South Carolina, No. 1 seed UConn, and No. 3 seed Arizona, I predicted that it would be the battle between Stanford and UConn. I rarely saw a lower seed team beating No. 1 seed in the tournament, so when Indiana knocked out North Carolina State in a Sweet 16 game, I was shocked. The Big Ten women’s basketball teams definitely did better than Big Ten Men’s basketball teams this year.

However, No. 3 Arizona showed that they could do as well as any No. 1 seed teams and knocked out UConn by 10 points in the Final Four game and pushed Stanford to one point in the championship game. Even though Arizona lost, they are the highlight of March Madness. Stanford is another highlight of the tournament after beating No.1 South Carolina in the Final Four and No. 3 Arizona in the championship game. They say a win is a win, and I cannot imagine how thrilled the whole team is after winning the last two games by one point each. I am certain that UConn will bring another strong performance next year, as will Baylor, Notre Dame, South Carolina, and so on. It is good to see a fresh name, Arizona this year, and I hope to see them again next year.

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59 Hardly promising 60 Walk-in clinic focus 61 Fashion 62 Espies 63 City on the Skunk

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1 Retiring groups? 2 Film genre for Shyamalan’s “The Happening” 3 Competitor who’s over the hump? 4 Prepare to talk to a tyke, maybe 5 Prepared 6 Figure eight, in tango parlance 7 Harry Potter love interest Cho __ 8 Independent __ 9 South Bend suburb 10 Larva that attacks Valentine’s Day plants 11 Ran playfully 12 Fabulist’s work 13 Buckets or barrels 14 Out of a job,

perhaps?: Abbr. 20 Trivia site 23 __ fly 27 Arena for the stars 29 Annual coronation event 31 Impressive displays 33 Rest for a bit 34 Transport service for the disabled 36 Much less 39 Armageddons 41 Lose it 42 See 47-Across 46 Site of the

HQ of five major sports 49 Croquetas or caracoles 51 It forms igneous rock 52 Microsoft co-founder Allen 53 Intangible quality 54 Normchallenging 55 Role in the Monteverdi opera “The Coronation of Poppaea” 58 Big-screen TV site


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