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Do you think the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is making a difference?

by Jerica Fehr, Times Scene Editor

September 18, 2014


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Many people have seen the videos for the Ice Bucket Challenge on the Internet. The videos feature people challenging others to dump ice-cold buckets of water on their heads, or instead choosing to make donations that raise awareness and fund research for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). The Ice Bucket Challenge has become hard to...

Where is the line between appropriate and inappropriate?

by Monte Driscoll, Times Editor-in-Chief

July 2, 2014


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  For a lot of students, college is as much of a social institution as it is an educational one. It’s a place to meet new people and create new relationships. That requires communication. It requires greeting someone you don’t know and trying to strike up a friendship. But what if that someone...

After graduation, only the sky is the limit!

After graduation, only the sky is the limit!

by by Veronika Greco, Mequon Campus Editor /// vgreco@matctimes360.com

May 20, 2014


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It’s countdown time once again for the reason that we are all here – to graduate! Whether someone is graduating from adult high school, getting a technical degree, a certificate, or an associate degree, it is an accomplishment worth being proud of. The obstacles can be many: money, children, discrimination,...

Spring has sprung! What does that mean to you?

Spring has sprung! What does that mean to you?

by Veronika Greco, Mequon Campus Editor /// vgreco@matctimes360.com

April 22, 2014


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After a miserable winter with frigid wind chills and lots of snow, it has finally happened – spring. It is poetic in its emergence with robins plucking worms out of the ground, early morning chirping, cool breezes that dry laundry on clotheslines, and the beauty of longer days pushing back early darkness. It...

American military involvement not always seen as necessary

American military involvement not always seen as necessary

by Veronika Greco, Mequon Campus /// Editor vgreco@matctimes360.com

March 24, 2014


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Every minute of every day someone is at war somewhere. It has been that way since the beginning of time, and this generation has seen a great deal of it. Whether for more land, religious reasons, or the sheer barbarity of some leaders; our world has never had total peace. Perhaps it is an idealist way...

Inspiring African-Americans don’t have to be famous

Inspiring African-Americans don’t have to be famous

by Veronika Greco, Mequon Campus Editor | vgreco@matctimes360.com

February 25, 2014


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February is Black History Month, and what better way to celebrate than to reflect on African- Americans who have had an impact on the world, our country, or specifically our individual lives. A person doesn’t have to influence millions to have significance. When we think about Black History we immed...

Caring instructors make all the difference in student success

Caring instructors make all the difference in student success

by Veronika Greco, Mequon Campus Editor | vgreco@matctimes360.com

February 11, 2014


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When a student succeeds or fails in college, is it the student’s fault or the college? This is a two-sided question. Students that have the basic skills to do college coursework don’t always have the motivation to do their best. Of course, there are always circumstances both personal and otherwise...

Winter break can be a time of family, friends and making a difference

Winter break can be a time of family, friends and making a difference

by Veronika Greco, Mequon Campus Editor | vgreco@matctimes360.com

December 10, 2013


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It’s countdown time. We are all looking forward to weeks of rest, fun and family time. It’s great to have a big chunk of time to regroup and catch up on whatever. Many of us are very fortunate to have family, holiday traditions and personal goals to attain, but remember not everyone will have such...

Online classes are easier – oh really?

Online classes are easier – oh really?

by Veronika Greco, Mequon Campus Editor | vgreco@matctimes360.com

November 20, 2013


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Does this sound familiar: Blackboard is having issues, and you have a test due in one hour, the instructor hasn’t answered your email or calls, and you need clarification on an assignment, or you can’t respond to posts because your “classmates” haven’t submitted THEIR work on time. Such is...

How do you feel about the 13 percent graduation rate?

How do you feel about the 13 percent graduation rate?

by Veronika Greco, Mequon Campus Editor | vgreco@matctimes360.com

November 6, 2013


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Beginning college is a challenging, stressful, and yet potentially rewarding time in a student’s life.  Many begin with hopes of a great GPA only to find that their skills are not up to par, the demands of school are greater than anticipated, or the student/professor relationship has friction. The...

Please – No more fees!

Please – No more fees!

by Veronika Greco, Mequon Campus Editor // vgreco@matctimes360.com

October 16, 2013


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Tuition, books, and supplies are all considered normal college costs. Should parking be one of them? Gateway, Moraine Park, and Blackhawk technical colleges have no parking fees. Northeast Wisconsin Technical College charges a parking/security fee of $1.85 per credit. The Washington Post states that...

To war or not to war – that is the question

To war or not to war – that is the question

by Veronika Greko, Mequon Campus Editor | vgreco@matctimes360.com

October 3, 2013


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Unrest in the Middle East has many people divided, and the violence in Syria is a perfect example of that. Rebel forces want President Bashar al-Assad and his government overthrown. Unfortunately, as is always the case, civilians are caught in the conflict. The United Nations says that over 2 million...

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