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To infinity and beyond…

To infinity and beyond…

May 11, 2015

The gray area of my immediate future as an MATC graduate Please don’t ask me what I have planned for graduation later this month. If you do I’ll be forced to hastily fluff something up and put it behind a fake smile that I hope communicates optimism. I’ll want you to walk away from the exchang...

College no guarantee of American Dream

College no guarantee of American Dream

by Kourtney Stevens, Times Opinions Editior

March 9, 2015

From the opinionated logical side of things, the dynamics of a proper education, in many cases, have over promised and under delivered; blanketing fancy names over saturated degrees, offering hopeful statistics of high- paying jobs, while being sold the must- have American Dream. For most, the college...

A slam dunk for MKE! So are you in?

A slam dunk for MKE! So are you in?

by Kourtney Stevens, Times Opinions Editior

February 28, 2015

Anyone who knows me understands that I appreciate aesthetics and beauty. As an Interior Design student, I’m all about the presentation. The truth of the matter is I’m also a mom and a wise consumer, so it has to be worth if for me to spend an outrageous amount of money on anything or at all. There...

Did you say FREE? Way to go, Obama!

Did you say FREE? Way to go, Obama!

by Kourtney Stevens, Times Opinions Editior

February 11, 2015

Please give a round of applause and standing ovation to our president, Barack Obama. I will admit that in some instances I have not agreed with every strategic move that he has made to move our country forward, but the new proposal that he has brewing in the pot is definitely a winner! I am a str...

Too late to cash in on climate change?

by Michelle Ferrell, Times Features Editor

January 27, 2015

Atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide have reached their highest known levels in human history. What’s more, scientists predict that we are on track for doubling current carbon levels within the next 60 years. Is this a change Earth can handle? As discussions emerge on “global warming,”...

Black Friday is dead!

by Kourtney Stevens, Times Opinions Editior

December 8, 2014

Standing in a long line while fighting the frigid cold the morning after Thanksgiving used to be the highlight of the year, coming up with a strategic game plan with family and friends to shop as many stores as possible in order of importance to ensure you get all that you’ve dreamed of since the last...

MATC goes back indefinitely into your educational history

by Kourtney Stevens, Times Opinions Editior

November 19, 2014

Is it fair that college institutions are able to go back indefinitely and use your educational background for better or worse? At MATC the current policy in place allows them to go back from the start of your college career no matter how long ago. Meaning no matter what, if you were a great student or...

Ebola: An iceberg of media attention

Ebola: An iceberg of media attention

October 15, 2014

Ebola, also known as Ebola Virus Disease or Hemorrhagic Fever, is about as pleasant of a disease as it sounds. The onset of symptoms may be experienced anywhere between two and 21 days of infection and the illness itself may last roughly 10 days. The cause of death varies – the usual culprits being...

15 bucks for flipping burgers?

by Kourtney Stevens, Times Opinion Editior

October 3, 2014

Raise Up MKE, although a fairly new concept to Wisconsin has derived from fast-food workers across the country joining forces almost two years ago. The “Fight for $15”″ campaign started in New York in Nov. 2012, when 200 fast-food workers demanded $15 and the right to form a union without retaliation. Fast-food...

So what’s with ALS anyway?

by Kourtney Stevens, Times Opinion Editior

September 17, 2014

Sometimes I feel like the ALS organization just got lucky. Nonetheless, they have set a standard and a tone that will encourage other organizations to raise the bar while pleading their case to our nation with open arms asking for our help for a good cause. Our country has been battling multiple sclerosis,...

My name is not ‘Sweetie’!

My name is not ‘Sweetie’!

by Kourtney Stevens, Times Staff Reporter

July 2, 2014

It is a known fact that men, and in some cases women, have used “catcalling” to gain the attention of the opposite sex. It has become so common that some people have accepted it as a respectful way to court their counterparts. The truth of the matter is that this approach has taken a turn for the...

Time flies when you’re having fun…

Time flies when you’re having fun…

by Robyn Wiggill, Opinions Editor /// rwiggill@matctimes360.com

May 20, 2014

These past two years have been an incredible experience for me. Starting at MATC was scary, exciting and uncharted territory for me. I was going to attend an American college, for the first time in my life! Being a South Africa native, I wasn’t really sure what to expect. What would people think of...

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