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2019 MATC Times Year in Review

February 19, 2020

JANUARY Yellow Vest protestors in France demand economic justice. Longest government shutdown in U.S.history lasting 35 days. Rapper and entrepreneur Nipsey Hustle is killed near his clothing store in Los Angeles. Newly elected Gov. Tony Evers tours MATC’s Walker’s Square Education Center...

College Seeks to Reduce Elective Credits for the Funeral Services Program with the Aid of Instructor

by Victoria Alexander, Times Staff Reporter

February 19, 2020

Currently, funeral service students need 93-94 total credits to receive their degree, while every other program at MATC and within the Wisconsin Technical College System requires 60-65 credits. The checklist of courses includes core subjects like anatomy, chemistry, speech, and English, all things th...

Student Resources Relocating to S Building

by Victoria Magee, Editor and Chief

February 19, 2020

In an effort to increase awareness and accessibility, services offered to students on the eighth floor of Foundation Hall will soon be moving to the S Building. The Center for Driver’s License Recovery, the Hunger Task Force, FoodShare Employment and Training (FSET), Mental Health of America, and ...

Deadlines for Free Tuition Programs are Closer Than you Think

by Victoria Magee, Editor and Chief

December 17, 2019

One of the keys to being considered for grants, loans, and scholarships is completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, better know as FAFSA. This is also true of both the High School and Adult Promise. There are two separate deadlines for each program: Final Deadline for Adult Promise...

We need some help with a few stories

October 15, 2019

Two areas of the world are in the news these days -- Syria and Ukraine. The MATC Times would like to talk to students from these areas to get their perspective. Among Syrians, we are, in particular, looking for someone who identifies as a Kurd. For Ukraine, we're looking for your perspectives on the...

Times Photo Contest Open to All

Times Photo Contest Open to All

by Andrea Clunie, Photo Editor

September 29, 2019

The Times invites all students to participate in the 2019 photography contest. The themes of this photo contest include: PORTRAIT - The portrait is very open to interpretation but the subject is typically human or could be a beloved companion animal. LANDSCAPE & WILDLIFE - A broad theme that ...

National Award-Winning Adviser Honored

September 29, 2019

Retired Times adviser Tom Gould was recently named ad­visor emeritus by the newspaper’s editorial board. Gould was the longest run­ning adviser to the paper in the school’s history, serving a total of 34 years. From 1972 to 2006 he helped to encourage, motivate and teach students how to be bet­ter...

History-Making Editor-In-Chief Returns to Lead Times Staff

New Editor n chief

September 22, 2019

Victoria Magee has been appointed editor-in-chief of The MATC Times for the 2019-20 school year. Along with heading up the Times, Magee will be taking courses toward her degrees in Business Management and Human Resources. This is Magee’s second stint as editor-in-chief of the Times. In 1987 she...

Johnny Craig resigns pic

by Victoria Magee, Editor-in-Chief

August 27, 2019

A desire to be closer to family drives vice president to depart Johnny Craig, vice president of Student Services and Enrollment Management, announced his resignation on May 29. In a letter addressed to Student Government leaders, the vice president stated that his departure was due to a need to be closer to family. According to Craig, this decision will take him ba...

Students address MATC Board of Directors

by Leah Fischer-Toerpe, Feature Editor

August 22, 2019

On June 25, the MATC District Board was addressed at their monthly meeting by three students who described their leadership roles in student clubs and their experience with the Office of Student Life. Marissa Nicholson, president of Student Government, told the board she had been the student advocate...

Abandoned hospital renovated to apartments for the homeless

Abandoned hospital renovated to apartments for the homeless

by Eric Lena, Times Business Manager

March 19, 2019

Sixty new residents are moving to our neighborhood, out of the cold and off the streets, into a permanent housing situation. The formerly abandoned St. Anthony’s Hospital has been renovated and converted into permanent housing for homeless living on the streets of Milwaukee. Located one block west...

Darrin Alston Jr. brings new life to card games

Darrin Alston Jr. displays cards from his game.

by Bethany Eischen, Times Online Editor

February 15, 2019

“I can sit and be pissed, or I can do something constructive with my energy.” That is the thought process behind Two F**ks, a card game designed by Darrin Alston Jr. Alston is a graduate of MATC, having studied in the graphic design, animation, and computer simulation and gaming (design track) programs....

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