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College experience brings life lessons with studies

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

March 12, 2014


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I have been asked to write about an instructor who has influenced me either academically or personally during my time at MATC. I think this is an unfair assignment. But before you get the wrong impression, let me explain. I started studying part time at MATC in 2009; in 2012 I joined the Human Resources...

Losing a Legend

Losing a Legend

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

February 26, 2014


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Dec. 5, 2013; Mandela has passed away. The country of South Africa and most of the world is tossed into a state of mourning. A great man is lost… I remember hearing the news that Mandela had passed away. While this was not completely unexpected news, it was still hard to handle. I was driving home...

Oh to be successful

Oh to be successful

by Robyn Wiggill, Oak Creek Campus Editor | rwiggill@matctimes360.com

February 11, 2014


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“The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.” Do you recognize this quote? It is from the great Vince Lombardi. While Lombardi is talking about football, the concept ...

Bucket lists are just long-term to-do lists

Bucket lists are just long-term to-do lists

by Robyn Wiggill, Oak Creek Campus Editor | rwiggill@matctimes360.com

December 10, 2013


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When I recently asked a few people what was on their bucket lists, I was given a look of confusion and shock. One friend even said I’m not dying so why should I make a bucket list. Why is it that the term bucket list has a negative connotation attached to it? A bucket list is not an admission of a...

Do you want to see your teacher’s face?

by Robyn Wiggill, Oak Creek Campus Editor | rwiggill@matctimes360.com

November 20, 2013


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I, like many of you, drag myself out of bed early in the morning in order to make my first class. I will be the first to admit I am not a morning person. I find that I am only functional after 10 a.m. and a cup of coffee. When my alarm goes off at 6 a.m., online classes suddenly sound a lot more appealing....

Letter to the Editor

by Ronnie Morrow, Marketing Management Major

November 20, 2013


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The MATC District Board approved a policy on June 26, 2012, that all MATC property, buildings and grounds would become tobacco free on Nov. 1, 2012. Under Policy  G0401, MATC Public Safety will give any person violating the provisions of this policy a verbal warning. Any student who continues to violate...

Let me get this straight, 86 percent of 13 percent is how many?

Let me get this straight, 86 percent of 13 percent is how many?

by Robyn Wiggill, Oak Creek Campus Editor | rwiggill@matctimes360.com

November 6, 2013


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The current graduation rate of MATC students is 13 percent. This may surprise many students who hear statistics such as “86 percent of MATC students are employed within six months of graduation.” The key word is graduation. The graduates may be finding jobs. But since the graduation rate is low,...

Living in fantasy football land

Living in fantasy football land

by Robyn Wiggill, Oak Creek Campus Editor // rwiggill@matctimes360.com

October 16, 2013


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As the temperatures in Wisconsin begin to fall, the level of competition begins to rise. The end of summer brings on the change from swimsuits to game-day gear. If you are a Wisconsin native the appropriate colors are green and gold. And if you are me, you will soon find yourself declared – a football...

Students, take out your laptops, it’s time to grade your professors

Students, take out your laptops, it’s time to grade your professors

by Jim Nance, Times Editor in Chief | jnance@matctimes360.com

October 3, 2013


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Every semester students from every college across the nation take courses they’re either eager to take or dreading because they’re unfamiliar with the material. In addition, they’re faced with  choosing their courses based on either their schedules or the particular professor teaching that module....

Flush the toilet: The Dilemma of Raunchy Restrooms

Flush the toilet: The Dilemma of Raunchy Restrooms

by Veronika Greco, Times Staff Reporter

August 2, 2013


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You know you’ve seen it. I have and it’s enough to make you want to throw up – feces smeared on the toilet seat, menstruation products left for all to see, urine sprayed on the floor, graffiti on the walls, full unflushed toilets just waiting to be flushed – and I’ve been told that used condoms...

Scientific studies try to decipher the chemical components of love

Scientific studies try to decipher the chemical components of love

by Salena Krueger, Times Staff Reporter

February 10, 2013


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  The sparks are flying around labs as the science community continues to study the chemical reaction in the brain, along with a particular four-letter word. Flowers, candy and valentines surround this mysterious word commonly spoken around this time of year...LOVE.  This scientific study does not inv...

A message from the editor

A message from the editor

by Jim Nance, Times Editor-in-Chief

December 3, 2012


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As the fall semester concludes, the 2012 winter graduates are preparing for their commencement ceremony on Dec. 19. We survived bombardment of political ads, caring for those affected by Hurricane Sandy, knowing just how strenuous getting an education is in today's economy for students. We at the T...

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