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Drinking and driving – summer safety

Drinking and driving – summer safety

by Kimberly Gilmartin, Times Contributor

July 11, 2018


Filed under Student Legal Clinc

With the summer season comes parties and cocktails. Don’t take chances driving if you have been drinking. If you are feeling buzzed, you are likely over the 0.08 limit and should not drive. However if you do find yourself being pulled over by police and you have been drinking, stay calm and take a br...

Phishing: Don’t get caught

by Kimberly Gilmartin, Times Contributor

May 18, 2018


Filed under Student Legal Clinc

Students are a prime target for phishing scams. Phishing is a term used to describe a method of social engineering wherein the sender attempts to trick people into disclosing private information.This is done by sending a phony email or text, typically offering easy ways to make money, which appears to be...

Drinking, driving – holiday safety

by Kimberly Gilmartin, Times Contributor

January 2, 2018


Filed under News, Student Legal Clinc

With the holiday season comes holiday parties and cocktails. Don’t take chances driving if you have been drinking. If you are feeling buzzed, you are likely over the 0.08 limit and should not drive. However if you do find yourself being pulled over by police and you have been drinking, stay ca...

It doesn’t pay to get a payday loan

It doesn’t pay to get a payday loan

by Kimberly Gilmartin, Times Contributor

December 13, 2017


Filed under News, Student Legal Clinc

Payday loans are short-termed loans that you must repay by the time you get your next paycheck. The lender charges you a fee plus interest on the amount you borrow. These types of lenders usually don’t require a full credit check, which is why they are popular with people who have bad credit. Be...

Expunging Court Records

Expunging Court Records

by Kimberly Gilmartin, Times Contributor

December 7, 2017


Filed under News, Student Legal Clinc

Expunging a court record means the court seals the entire criminal case file, both paper and electronic, and will not allow anyone to access the file without a court order. If the judge orders a case expunged, any reference to it will be removed from the Wisconsin Circuit Court Access website. If someone as...

Back-to-school money tips

Back-to-school money tips

by Kimberly Gilmartin, Times Contributor

October 24, 2017


Filed under News, Student Legal Clinc

With the new semester underway, new expenses come along with it.  Here are some suggestions on managing your money. -   Manage your student loan debt. Student loans can be perplexing.  Take the time to understand your loan.  Each semester, check the amount you have already borrowed and what y...

Academic dishonesty: plagiarism

Academic dishonesty: plagiarism

by Kimberly Gilmartin, Times Contributor

October 12, 2017


Filed under Student Legal Clinc

With the start of the new semester comes an abundance of assigned papers to write. The temptation to plagiarize is strong with the ease of a simple internet search.  Plagiarism is defined as appropriating someone else’s words or ideas without acknowledgment. The penalties of plagiarism can be perso...

Watch out for student loan scams

Watch out for student loan scams

by Kimberly Gilmartin, Times Contributor

September 19, 2017


Filed under Student Legal Clinc

With the start of the semester comes student loans. Don’t be victimized by student loan scams. Students need to be fully informed about the varied borrowing options, their interest rates and repayment terms. Scammers, along with legitimate companies, sense the fear among borrowers and try to work i...

Legal Clinic – Don’t rent trouble

Legal Clinic – Don’t rent trouble

by Kimberly Gilmartin, Times Contributor

July 6, 2017


Filed under Student Legal Clinc

What You Should Know Before You Rent: Landlords may not advertise or rent condemned property. Landlords must disclose housing code violations they have been notified about, but have not corrected as well as those defects they know about but have not corrected. Landlords must also reveal st...

SOCIAL MEDIA: DOS & DON’TS

SOCIAL MEDIA: DOS & DON’TS

by Kimberly Gilmartin, Times Contributor

May 11, 2016


Filed under Student Legal Clinc

DO use social networking sites to consider educational topics and school projects. Group work can be done on Facebook by creating a private group and using it to communicate and post relevant information about the course or project. DO read “I accept” policies thoroughly before clicking. Technolo...

Campus awareness key to prevention

Campus awareness key to prevention

by Kimberly Gilmartin, Times Contributor

April 29, 2016


Filed under Student Legal Clinc

With the end of April comes the end of Sexual Assault Awareness month. Students who suffer from sexual violence need to know they are not alone and there are many resources available to help. They can contact the local police department, notify MATC Public Safety, call the local Sexual Assault Treatm...

What is Denim Day?

What is Denim Day?

by Kimberly Gilmartin, Times Contributor

March 22, 2016


Filed under Student Legal Clinc

April marks Sexual Assault Awareness month. According to the Rape Abuse Incest National Network (RAINN), 1 in 6 women and 1 in 33 men have been the victim of an attempted or completed rape. Denim Day is on April 27, a day to show your support for survivors and to eliminate victim blaming. This day is in honor...

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