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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

The magic of spring

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

April 22, 2014


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I got excited after watching the news the other day. They reported that it was finally … spring! After having a winter that was below 65F for 132 consecutive days, I am so ready to begin the thawing process. Imagine my disappointment when the following days included rain, fog and even some more snow!...

Should the U.S. get involved with Ukraine situation?

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

March 24, 2014


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A hot topic on many news outlets recently has been the civil unrest in Ukraine. After deciding to accept a bailout from Russia instead of accepting a deal with the EU (European Union) the country was pushed into turmoil. Protesters took to the streets, police were out in full force and their presiden...

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