MATC Times

How would you cope without your cellphone?

by Kirsten Schmitt, Editor-in-Chief

September 30, 2015


Filed under Perspectives

You reach for your phone and it’s not there. You pat your pocket, look in your backpack, look around your desk, and you can’t find it. You start panicking, where could you have left it. Or say you want to find directions, look up a sports score, read an email, or just text your friend back, how...

“How has joining Student Government, a club or organization impacted your educational experience here at MATC?”

“How has joining Student Government, a club or organization impacted your educational experience here at MATC?”

by Sara Ozburn, Taelor Pollard, Times Staff Reporters/Photographers

September 17, 2015


Filed under Perspectives

Studies have shown that student engagement has a positive influence on academic performance. So we asked 11 students who are involved in various student clubs or organizations: How has joining Student Government, a club or organization impacted your educational experience here at MATC? Here are their res...

What attracted you to MATC?

What attracted you to MATC?

by Leo Strong, Times Editor

July 2, 2015


Filed under Perspectives

The law of attraction (LOA) is the name given to the maxim “like attracts like,” which in New Thought philosophy is used to sum up the idea that by focusing on positive or negative thoughts a person brings positive or negative experiences into their life. This belief is based upon the idea that pe...

Ferguson now; how do we feel?

Ferguson now; how do we feel?

by Teresa Rae Butler, Times Downtown Campus Editor

April 21, 2015


Filed under Perspectives

What took place in racially tense Ferguson, Mo., has sent out rippling waves of concerns across our nation, waves that seem to be tsunami in size, and nonstop. The cut down of Mike Brown opened the eyes of our country to an ongoing problem of cultural division and profiling. One after the other, cases...

What are you doing for spring break?

What are you doing for spring break?

by Wendi Coon, Times Sports Editor

March 24, 2015


Filed under Perspectives

The days are getting longer and the temperature is rising, causing students to get anxious and want to get outside. Thankfully spring break arrives just in time. April 3 – 12 there will be no school at MATC. Spring break aka Easter break, is a time for many students to take a deep breath, have some...

What could MATC do to improve student enrollment?

What could MATC do to improve student enrollment?

by Ashley Zunker, Times Staff Reporter/Photographer

March 9, 2015


Filed under Perspectives

Have you noticed that the halls have been emptier these last couple semesters? Why have we seen fewer students in classrooms, or students deciding to drop out after just a few weeks of class? There has been more of a decline of student enrollment at two-year colleges than four-year colleges. Tuition...

Would you be more likely to attend a Bucks game if a new arena was built?

Would you be more likely to attend a Bucks game if a new arena was built?

by Ashley Zunker, Times Staff Reporter/Photographer

February 28, 2015


Filed under Perspectives

In January Gov. Scott Walker made a proposal to invest $220 million into building a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks. He said a new growth in income tax revenue would help bring enough money to the table to cover $220 million worth of state-issued bonds. In addition to the $220 million, the Bucks’...

How do you feel about President Obama’s plan for 2 free years of community college?

How do you feel about President Obama’s plan for 2 free years of community college?

by Ashley Zunker, Times Staff Reporter/Photographer

February 11, 2015


Filed under Perspectives

On Thursday, Jan. 8, President Barack Obama announced that he had a proposal that students would get two years of free college. An estimate of $3,800 would be saved by the average student. Obama also noted that students have to be willing to work hard to be able to get included in this free two-year...

Hey! Give or take, the “Christmas Creeps” are awake!

by Alfonso Brooks, Times West Campus Editor

January 21, 2015


Filed under Perspectives

Have you heard or seen? Advertisements of sales for the Christmas holidays are here. Retailers are putting the goods (items for purchase) for the Christmas stock on sale and doing it early. They have many people who can’t wait to participate in the righteousness of helping the economy by consuming...

Should there be a limit on how far back educational institutions can consider your past academic performance?

Should there be a limit on how far back educational institutions can consider your past academic performance?

by Crystal Montgomery, Times Staff Reporter

November 19, 2014


Filed under Perspectives

There has been current debate on if MATC can look back into the student’s past academic performance at different schools. Students who went to school in the past and now are at MATC to get a fresh start are being haunted by their horrible grades from past colleges, when they first started out. Some...

How big of a health threat is Ebola to the U.S.?

How big of a health threat is Ebola to the U.S.?

by Samantha Palacios, Times Staff Reporter

October 15, 2014


Filed under Perspectives, Uncategorized

The current Ebola crisis, which began early this year, has devestated Africa with record- breaking rates. Almost 7,500 cases have been reported and close to 3,500 people have succumbed to the virus; making it one of worst infectious disease outbreaks in recent history. Despite efforts, the illness...

Is $15 a fair wage for fast – food workers?

Is $15 a fair wage for fast – food workers?

by Monte Driscoll, Times Editor-in-Chief

October 3, 2014


Filed under Perspectives

Minimum wage is $7.25 per hour in the state of Wisconsin. That means someone working 40 hours in a week would make a total of $290 before taxes. That works out to be $15,080 for the year. Is that enough to live more than just a hardscrabble, penny-pinching existence to keep the lights on? No. Not really. But...

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