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MATC Times

The student news site of Milwaukee Area Technical College

MATC Times

The student news site of Milwaukee Area Technical College

MATC Times

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)

All content by Kirsten Schmitt
Jason Webb Jr. being announced before the Stormers game versus Waubonsee Community College.

Home court gives advantage

by Kirsten Schmitt, Times Senior Editor
March 19, 2019
Courtney Marie Andrews opens for The War and Treaty at Turner Hall on Nov. 11.

Courtney Marie Andrews tells about people

by Kirsten Schmitt, Times Senior Editor
January 24, 2019
Nicki Bluhms bluesy voice soothes Shank Hall audience on Nov. 9.

Emotions flow through Nicki Bluhm’s concert

by Kirsten Schmitt, Times Senior Editor
January 24, 2019
Stress is all around us

Stress is all around us

by Kirsten Schmitt, Times Senior Editor
December 11, 2018
Diet helps prevent cancer

Diet helps prevent cancer

by Kirsten Schmitt, Times Senior Editor
November 5, 2018
Visitors toured the old pharmacy vault, where controlled substances were locked up at the Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery.

Doors Open spotlights Milwaukee buildings

by Kirsten Schmitt, Times Senior Editor
October 23, 2018
The players in Something Rotten! try to oust Shakespeare from his theatrical throne.

‘Something Rotten!’ takes the stage

by Kirsten Schmitt, Times Senior Editor
October 23, 2018
Driving in the ID digital age

Driving in the ID digital age

by Kirsten Schmitt, Times Senior Editor
September 28, 2018
Bethany Vanderhoof is impressed by the baking students craft.

[Photo] Come with me on a culinary journey

by Charita Ford, Times Editor-in-Cheif
May 16, 2018
MATC Seed Library opened April 9 at the Mequon campus and offers seeds from four different  sources.

[Photo] Seed your way to spring

by Kirsten Schmitt, Times Contributor
May 16, 2018

Meditation room to open your mind

by Kirsten Schmitt, Times Contributor
January 2, 2018
Native Americans and guests join in a drum circle at the Holiday Folk Fair International.

[Photo] A fun affair if you dare

by Charita Ford, Times Editior-in-Chief
January 9, 2018
Johnny Craig, new vice president of student services and enrollment management discusses his ideas for MATC with Times senior editor, Kirsten Schmitt.

Craig looks to make a difference

by Kirsten Schmitt, Times Senior Editor
September 19, 2017
Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Eric Sogard throws out St. Louis Cardinals' Yadier Molina on a groundout in the eighth inning during a game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday, June 15, at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. The Brewers won 6-4. (Chris Lee/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS)

Young team surpasses expectations

by Kirsten Schmitt, Times Contributor
July 6, 2017
The Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo, middle, converts a layup despite pressure from the Minnesota Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns, left, and Gorgui Dieng in the first half on Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, at Target Center in Minneapolis. The Timberwolves won, 116-99. (Aaron Lavinsky/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)

Fear the Deer in the near future

by Kirsten Schmitt, Times Contributor
May 16, 2017
The Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo, middle, converts a layup despite pressure from the Minnesota Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns, left, and Gorgui Dieng in the first half on Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, at Target Center in Minneapolis. The Timberwolves won, 116-99. (Aaron Lavinsky/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)

Fear the Deer in the near future

by Kirsten Schmitt, Times Contributor
May 5, 2017
Brenda Saugstad (L) with then NACCU Executive Director Lowell Adkins.

Saugstad helped shape NACCU

by Kirsten Schmitt, Times Contributor
July 8, 2016
John Larson, right, examines Thomas Hood Jr. after he sustained an injury.

Wrapped up in sports

by Kirsten Schmitt, Times Editor-in-Chief
May 11, 2016
Kirsten Schmitt, Photography program student, stands next to a recruitment poster with her image used by the MATC Times.

Life is full of decisions

by Kirsten Schmitt, Times Editor-in-Chief
May 11, 2016
Cathy Lechmaier’s great uncle encouraged her to attend the Milwaukee Continuation School (now MATC) because of his father, who was founding director Robert L. Cooley.

Family has strong ties to MATC

by Kirsten Schmitt, Times Editor-in-Chief
May 11, 2016
DiFranco engages crowd at Turner Hall

DiFranco engages crowd at Turner Hall

by Kirsten Schmitt, Times Editor-in-Chief
April 29, 2016
Satriani wears sunglasses at night

Satriani wears sunglasses at night

by Kirsten Schmitt, Times Editor-in-Chief
April 29, 2016
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[Photo] Having a spring thing fling

by Teresa Rae Butler, Times Downtown Milwaukee Campus Editor
April 29, 2016
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