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Positivity is key: My journey of survival

Positivity is key: My journey of survival

by Mara Cook, Times Editor-in-Chief

November 2, 2018


Filed under Features, Health, Opinions, showcase

Remember that old adage an apple a day keeps the doctor away? That was something parents told their children to encourage them to be healthy.  Eventually as adults we learn that it takes more than an apple.  To live life to the fullest your health must be a top priority. I can attest to that fact, because after my b...

Employers shouldn’t check social media of potential candidates or current staff.

Employers shouldn’t check social media of potential candidates or current staff.

by Victoria Alexander, Times Staff Reporter

October 23, 2018


Filed under Opinions

In this day and age, nearly everyone is on social media. Some use it to connect with their peers; others, to spread word about their business; some to rant about their personal lives or share photos of things they like. Some rarely use their accounts, and don’t care about likes or followers, while others ...

Driving in the ID digital age

Driving in the ID digital age

by Kirsten Schmitt, Times Senior Editor

September 28, 2018


Filed under Opinions

A cop pulls you over, and as you reach for your license, you realize you forgot your license at home. What do you do now? Well, apparently in some states, if you have a digital copy of your license you can show that to the police officer and it’s legal. That’s right, use a scanned or photographed ...

The battle between the fresh and convenient foods

by Hannah Stoffield, Times Scene Editor

July 11, 2018


Filed under Opinions

We all love food. I know I do. It’s great and the summertime is the perfect season to grab some fresh fruit and veggies from your local farmer’s market. Now we might not all have time to go to the farmer’s market every Saturday and Sunday, which is why a lot of people tend to buy produce from the gr...

A fond farewell: Editor-in-Chief’s final words

A fond farewell: Editor-in-Chief’s final words

by Charita Ford, Times Editor-in-Chief

May 18, 2018


Filed under Opinions, showcase

I’ll be honest. I procrastinated on writing this piece because I realize what it means. I realize that this farewell represents the literal and figurative closing of a chapter in my life. I am forced to leave the comfort, support and camaraderie that I have known and come to rely on. When I first enrolle...

We miss the hallway chatter

We miss the hallway chatter

by Times Editorial Board

May 14, 2018


Filed under News, Opinions

It’s no secret that we live in a fast-paced world. Everything around us is ever-changing, and in order to keep up you have to adjust with the “waves” of the water. That’s the name of the game, either get in or you just might be out. Have you noticed a change in the demographic of MATC? The bu...

Be the change in preventing school violence

by Kourtney Stevens, Times Opinions Editor

April 20, 2018


Filed under Opinions

It is astonishing how many young lives have been taken by senseless, school gun violence. We send our children to school to receive an education, trusting that it’s a loving and safe environment. School is a place to develop skills, knowledge, and meaningful friendships. In many cases, it is a home aw...

Show the world what you’ve got!

by Kourtney Stevens, Times Opinions Editor

March 29, 2018


Filed under Opinions

As creative and involved as I try to be as a student, I never before heard of the Phoenix Literary Magazine. I know you’re just as anxious to find out what it is and I am obliged to share.  Coincidentally, University of Knoxville, Tennessee has its own version also called the Phoenix. Their version of Ph...

AFT Local 212’s role in saving 42U bus route

AFT Local 212’s role in saving 42U bus route

by AFT Local 212

March 29, 2018


Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinions

The leadership of American Federation of Teachers Local 212 that represents MATC faculty, counselors and professional staff read with great interest the article titled “42U in the Clear for the Year” in the MATC Times edition dated Feb. 8, 2018. We think it’s important that the MATC community understand ...

Academic cheating is a no-go!

by Kourtney Stevens, Times Opinions Editor

March 13, 2018


Filed under Opinions

Cheating and academic dishonesty are an increasing problem in higher education. In my opinion, it comes down to integrity. Cheating to any degree, in any fashion ultimately is wrong, affecting you and those around you. Sure, cheating is a quick fix to solve whatever problem, or seemingly the easy way ...

We need to re-route funds

We need to re-route funds

by Kourtney Stevens, Times Opinions Editor

February 27, 2018


Filed under Opinions

Editor’s Note: This Opinions article was written Jan. 29. On Jan. 31, Milwaukee County Transit System announced the nine bus routes will not be eliminated. See related story on page 1. The smart and savvy are always looking for the most effective and efficient way to save a buck. Trimming the fat t...

Hey, that’s my spot!

by Kourtney Stevens, Times Opinions Editor

January 4, 2018


Filed under Opinions

When you hear the word parking, there could be reason to get a little uneasy. We’ve all had some bad experiences in parking lots, like when the lady sees you with your turn signal on, stares you right in the face and jets to your spot as if she didn’t know that’s what you were patiently waitin...

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