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Kirsten Schmitt

Kirsten Schmitt, Times Senior Editor

My name is Kirsten Schmitt. I joined the MATC Times because I was on my high school paper and really enjoyed the experience. I wanted to enhance my experience here at MATC and thought the paper would be a great way. I haven’t been disappointed.

I am studying photography and have a great passion for capturing moments. The Times has allowed me that opportunity. I have blossomed under the tutelage of former editors and the advisor, Bob Hanson. Last year I was Photo Editor and this year I graduated to Editor-in-Chief.

Although my background is mainly in photography, I have written for my high school paper and look forward to the challenge of improving my writing.

Before I attended MATC, I was in the Peace Corps in Cambodia for 2 years. I taught English at a local high school and lived with a host family my entire service. It was a challenging, but rewarding experience and I miss all my friends that I made there.

Besides speaking the language of Camobida, Khmer, fluently, I am also fluent in German. I have a Bachelor’s Degree from the UW Madison, where I was fortunate enough to study abroad in Germany.

Traveling is important to me. I love to learn about new cultures, meet new people, learn new languages, and explore the world. My other interests include sports and baking. If you ever want to talk about either, I’d be happy to ramble your ear off. If you see me in the hallways, please stop and say hello. I always love to meet new people! Aww-koon! (Khmer) Danke! (German) Thank you! (English)

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Stress is all around us

Stress is all around us

December 11, 2018
The Nefertari African Dance Company pose for a photo at the Holiday Folk Fair International.

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April 21, 2017
Andrew Ynnocencio, MATC graduate, Graphic Arts program, poses for a photo before he performs a traditional dance.

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April 21, 2017
Apinya Jordan, represents Thailand at the Thai cultural booth. Jordan wrote about her experience at the fair in her book “I was there at the folk fair.”

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April 21, 2017
Louise Ciesalk from Muskego sells Polish wares as part of the Polanki, Polish Women’s Cultural Club of Milwaukee.

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April 21, 2017
Turtle Joe Wacker, 1840’s reenactor, fur trade, cowboy, and miner, explains to Jim Kusik, West Allis, about his experience as a reenactor.

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April 21, 2017
Polynesian dancers perform at the Tanzhaus stage,

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April 21, 2017
A male member of the Ukranian dance group performs a jump as part of the dance.

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April 21, 2017
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April 21, 2017
In his first season as the women's volleyball coach, Mike Hashek led his to team to what he described as a successful season. Hashek joined MATC in April.

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November 15, 2016
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November 15, 2016
A lawyer explains the history of the Ceremonial Courtroom, which includes metal busts chosen by a former judge at the Federal Courthouse.

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October 7, 2016
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May 11, 2016
A deer ice sculpture, shaved by Chef James Udulutch, Culinary Arts Instructor, was on display for attendees to enjoy.

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May 11, 2016
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May 11, 2016
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