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Watch out for student loan scams

Watch out for student loan scams

by Kimberly Gilmartin, Times Contributor

September 19, 2017


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With the start of the semester comes student loans. Don’t be victimized by student loan scams. Students need to be fully informed about the varied borrowing options, their interest rates and repayment terms. Scammers, along with legitimate companies, sense the fear among borrowers and try to work i...

Multicultural Career Enrichment Fair Sept. 23

by Michael Dozier, Times Photo Editor

September 19, 2017


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On Saturday, Sept. 23, there will be a career enrichment fair at the Downtown Milwaukee campus in room M605, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Both U.S. Bank and the Men of Color student organization collaborated to host the event in an effort to involve men and women of all colors an opportunity to come and s...

Craig looks to make a difference

Craig looks to make a difference

by Kirsten Schmitt, Times Senior Editor

September 19, 2017


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Looking back, Johnny Craig, new vice president of student services and enrollment management at MATC, knew he wanted to be involved in higher education. He credits his parents for putting him in programs like Upward Bound and Trio that exposed him to college. Craig grew up in Tallahassee, Fla. His fathe...

College hosts summit

College hosts summit

by Armand Edwards, Times Downtown Milwaukee Campus Editor

July 6, 2017


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The world we live in is a very fragile place, one in which removing even one organism from it can change the face of the planet for generations. It is easy then to understand the importance of caring for the environment. As a means to spread the word regarding the importance of this occurrence MATC hosted...

Makers Space: A dedication to Cathy Lechmaier

Makers Space: A dedication to Cathy Lechmaier

by Naz Silva, Times Staff Reporter

July 6, 2017


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On May 4, MATC’s Oak Creek campus officially opened the Makers Space. A makerspace is sometimes referred to as a “hacker space” and is often associated with the fields of engineering, computer science and graphic design, but is open to all fields and careers for exploration. The concept emerges from the...

Extending a helping hand

Extending a helping hand

by Soreh Milchtein, Times Features Editor

May 9, 2017


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“I don’t have the time.” “I’m afraid someone will laugh at me.” Those are the two most commonly cited reasons why students don’t use the tutoring center at MATC. Former President Ronald Reagan once said, “We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.” MATC utilizes their stu...

Ins and outs of MATC’s privacy policy

by Keith Schubert, Times Editor-in-Chief

May 9, 2017


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The safety and well-being of immigrants and refugees in the United States is more uncertain now than it has been for a long time. The reason for the state of uncertainty is largely because of recent executive orders signed into action by President Donald Trump. One of the executive orders signed in Januar...

Times salutes Veteran Grads

Times salutes Veteran Grads

May 9, 2017


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Student Government seeks to petition MATC

by Caravaughn Frizzell, Times Opinion Editor

May 9, 2017


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The Student Government is seeking to petition the school to lower food costs. They are hoping to create a united front between all four campuses – Downtown Milwaukee, West Allis, Oak Creek and Mequon. Dianna Herron, recording secretary, commented that this petition isn’t something new, but rathe...

Drinking and driving – summer safety

Drinking and  driving – summer safety

by Kimberly Gilmartin, Times Contributor

May 9, 2017


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Summer is just around the corner. Along with the summer come parties, cook-outs and festivals. Along with those events come drinking cocktails. Don’t take chances driving if you have been drinking. If you’re feeling buzzed, you are likely over the 0.08 limit and should not drive. Nearly half of all m...

Denim Day April 26

Denim Day April 26

by Kimberly Gilmartin, Times Contributor

April 21, 2017


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April marks Sexual Assault Awareness month. According to the Rape Abuse Incest National Network (RAINN) 1 in 6 women and 1 in 33 men have been the victim of an attempted or completed rape. Denim Day is on Wednesday, April 26, a day to show your support for survivors and to eliminate victim blaming. This...

Naturalization ceremony hosted at MATC

Naturalization ceremony hosted at MATC

by Keith Schubert, Times Editor-in-Chief

April 21, 2017


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Words of relief were spoken by Bonafice Osunkwo and Maria Gonzalez, who both became official United States citizens at the naturalization ceremony hosted by MATC on March 9.    Originally from Nigeria, Osunkwo came to the United States in 2005 and now works as an IT consultant. “I can now do my busin...

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