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Open forum explores mental health in black community

Open forum explores mental health in black community

by Charita Ford, Times Business Manager
March 15
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The Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health reports that black Americans are 20% more likely than other members of society to experience severe mental health issues such as depression, thoughts of suicide, and post-traumatic stress disorder. On Feb. 16 Men of Color organization, in conju...

Print shop and graphic design courses come closer together

Print shop and graphic design courses come closer together

by Armand Edwards, Times Downtown Milwaukee Campus Editor
March 15
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The college’s printing facility and graphic design program  came closer together thanks to the introduction of a new device, the Zund Cutter, a device used to cut out multiple designs and shapes out of paper for use by designers. Gerald Trotter, manager of Printing Services, discussed the use and purpose of th...

Project JRAP (Juvenile Reentry Assistance Program) offered at MATC

Project JRAP (Juvenile Reentry Assistance Program) offered  at MATC

by Kimberly Gilmartin, Times Contributor
March 15
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Project JRAP (Juvenile Reentry Assistance Program) is a partnership with The Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee and Legal Action of Wisconsin Inc. whose goal is to help young adults eliminate legal barriers to employment and housing so they can become more self-sufficient. The program serves young ...

ESL students seek resources to improve skills

ESL students seek resources to improve skills

by Keith Schubert, Editor-in-chief
February 28
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Aurora Gonzalez is no stranger to moving from place to place. She was born in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, and lived in many cities throughout her native country. However, she had never traveled outside of Mexico when her husband was offered a job in Milwaukee.  When Gonzalez learned she and her family were moving to the United...

Red Arrow Park houses Trump inauguration protests

Red Arrow Park houses Trump inauguration protests

by Keith Schubert, Editor-in-chief
February 10
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“The people united will never be divided.” That was just one of the chants you could hear echoing through the streets of Milwaukee on Jan. 20 as hundreds of protesters gathered at Red Arrow Park to voice their displeasure with the inauguration of President Donald Trump. The two-mile march around downtown Milwaukee...

Celebrating those who served

by Keith Schubert, Editor-in-chief
December 2
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On Nov. 10 MATC held its annual Veterans Day celebration hosted by the Military Education Support Office (MESO) and the Veteran Student Organization (VSO) at all four respective campuses.  At the downtown campus students, faculty and veterans all gathered in the sixth floor cafeteria to listen to gues...

Getting a Head Start: MATC’s Program Open House

Getting a Head Start: MATC’s Program Open House

by Armand Edwards, Times Downtown Milwaukee Campus Editor
December 2
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School can be a tricky time for some. Many people spend their semesters hanging onto their grades by a thread while other push through as much as they can leading to a fair amount of mid semester exhaustion. However, sometimes the most difficult part of school is finding out what direction to take with...

Class shows support for UN

Class shows support for UN

by Patrick Johnson, Times Photo Editor
November 15
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On Oct. 28, the Ecological Economics class at the Downtown Milwaukee campus, taught by James Carpenter, displayed the United Nations flag on the second floor of the S-Building atrium. This was U.N. week and was being observed around the city by other schools along with City Hall. The class is stud...

MATC to host community-based ‘Diversity Dialogues’

by Keith Schubert, Editor-in-chief
November 10
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Milwaukee Area Technical College is set to host a series of seven 'diversity dialogue' seminars in the Sherman Park Neighborhood at Washington high school.  These seminars aim to create a open forum for community members to share thoughts and opinions about the issues going on in our city. The first...

Trump comes out on top in presidential election

by Soreh Milchtein
November 9
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November 8, 2016. Millions of people woke up early to elect the next president of the United States of America. By the end of the night, Donald J Trump was named winner of the election. Trump beat Clinton 279-228 electoral college votes though Clinton did win the popular vote, similar to the situation ...

MCTS puts forth special effort to end joblessness

MCTS puts forth special effort to end joblessness

by Keith Schubert, Times Editor-in-Chief
October 31
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It’s no secret that Milwaukee’s inner city is struggling at a historic level right now, and the jobless rates are 10 times higher in inner-city neighborhoods than the greater Milwaukee area as a whole according to officials in charge of the JobLines program.  In an effort to fight this unemployment epidemic,...

Getting your driver’s license back

Getting your driver’s license back

by Kimberly Gilmartin, Times Contributor
October 31
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Is your driver’s license suspended or revoked? Are you 18 years of age? Do you live in Milwaukee County? If you answered yes to these questions, visit the Center for Driver’s License Recovery and Employability (CDLRE) on the 8th floor of Foundation Hall at the Downtown Milwaukee campus. Understanding...

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