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Be the change in preventing school violence

by Kourtney Stevens, Times Opinions Editor

April 20, 2018


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

Beat procrastination with these study tips

Beat procrastination with these study tips

by Hannah Stoffield, Times Staff Reporter

December 7, 2017


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That test isn’t going to study for itself, I like to say. I am a queen at procrastinating, especially when it’s so easy to binge- watch another season of “Glee” instead of studying for my math test. It’s easy to beat procrastination when you have various study systems under your belt. I...

To cable or not to cable

To cable or not to cable

by Kourtney Stevens, Times Opinions Editor

November 28, 2017


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To cable or not to cable – that is the question. I’ll be honest in my opinion; the cable companies are simply a rip-off. They offer these “fantastic” bundle packages that include all the “best” channels with the greatest movies. Okay, I’ll lay off the sarcasm. I’m simply expressing it the ...

Online degree, worth it or not?!

Online degree, worth it or not?!

by Kourtney Stevens, Times Opinions Editor

October 26, 2017


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So we’re all here in a traditional college setting. Where of course there are some classes offered online, but predominantly our education is provided by an instructor whom we can have some interaction with; most importantly raise our hands to and ask questions. So could you imagine getting an entire...

Helping students with disabilities

Helping students with disabilities

by Submitted on behalf of students belonging to Accommodating Life Services Organization (ALSO)

October 26, 2017


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I am a MATC student and the president of A.L.S.O. that receives accommodation services at MATC. I have spoken to several students with different disabilities about the doors in testing, financial aid, and counseling.  WE cannot maneuver these doors independently; WE rely on the kindness of others to ...

That darn data breach

by Kourtney Stevens, Times Opinions Editor

October 17, 2017


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The astounding tragedy that occurred with the Equifax data breach proves that no matter what “secure” firewalls are implemented to protect us as consumers, no system is foolproof. The irony is that we did not choose this company for any advocacy or representation, nor did we ask for them to be in...

We want you, we need you

by Kourtney Stevens, Times Opinions Editor

September 19, 2017


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The scenarios of a how we ended up as community college students may vary, but the fact is, we all predominately have the same goal in mind; graduate with high honors and be recognized for our academic achievements as we pursue our passions. Praying that after two, three, maybe even four years of the m...

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