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Home court gives advantage

Home court gives advantage

by Kirsten Schmitt, Times Senior Editor

March 19, 2019

Every game is an away game for the Stormers’ basketball teams and volleyball team. Each “home” game is played at the Reiman Gymnasium at Alverno College. According to an anonymous source, in a given year, MATC spends between $30,000-$35,000 on the rental of Alverno’s gym. That doesn’t include...

Automatic voter registration simplifies the process

Automatic voter registration simplifies the process

by Bethany Eischen, Times Online Editor

January 24, 2019

We need to talk about voter registration. About its caveats and of how it is frequently used as a tool of voter suppression. In the state of Wisconsin even if you’ve registered to vote previously, you may find that you are no longer registered when you arrive at your polling place. Earlier this year,...

Stress is all around us

Stress is all around us

by Kirsten Schmitt, Times Senior Editor

December 11, 2018

Stress is all around us. The first thing I do when I wake up is think about all I have to do in the day. It’s a list of never-ending things to do. I go from place to place, work to work, without much time to sit down and rest. In fact, most Americans are like me. We work more than ever, stress mounts...

Positivity is key: My journey of survival

Positivity is key: My journey of survival

by Mara Cook, Times Editor-in-Chief

November 2, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

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