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Marisa Markowski

Marisa Markowski


Position: Section Editor
Sophomore
Major/Minor: Public Relations/German
Career: Advertising/PR (Walt Disney World)
Years on the Current: 2
Previous Positions: Staff Reporter
Quote: "This is my world, you're just walking around in it."

Returning home from their fifth Japan J-Term tour, the Carthage Wind Orchestra shared their trip with the Carthage community through “Mythical Japan” – a performance attributing to the Japanese culture and the students’ experiences abroad. Recognizing both the Japanese and American cultures, the performance brought together each musician and instrument …

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” –Josh Billings   Countdown to Graduation: 15 Weeks   Fifteen weeks seems like a long enough time that I feel like I can take a break from thinking about post-grad dilemmas and fears to …

For thirteen years, lovable, adoptable puppies have competed to be the Puppy Bowl Champions. This year, stakes were higher than ever before for Team Rough and Team Fluff, who for the first time, were competing for the Lombarki Trophy. For those that missed the record-breaking Puppy Bowl XIII, here are …

  “You know, sometimes all you need is 20 seconds of insane courage. Just, literally, 20 seconds of just embarrassing bravery.” –Benjamin Mee from We Bought a Zoo   In the movie We Bought a Zoo, Benjamin Mee buys a house located on a local, run-down zoo to start a …

“Procrastination is the bad habit of putting off until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.” – Napoleon Hill 3.5 Weeks Left: Thesis: My first entire rough draft is due tomorrow, and my roommate officially turned hers in today. I hope this letter helps …

For more than 20 years, Carthage’s music department has brought the community together with a Christmas celebration, featuring religious readings and songs. This year, “And on Earth, Peace – A Carthage Christmas” will display the many talents found on campus throughout the upcoming weekend – Friday, Dec. 2 through Sunday, …

“Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.” –Oscar Wilde Week 10: Now, more than ever, it is especially important to be able to form our own opinions and beliefs while sticking to personal, individual values. It is easy …

Arriving at college, students receive a sense of independence that leaves them making daily decisions affecting their academic and social lives. In order to make new friends and become more integrated into the newly entered environment, many students turn to drinking as a social activity. According to Villanova University, 80 …

“Since there is nothing so well worth having as “close” friends, never lose a chance to make them.” –Francesco Guicciardini Week 9: After four years of making some of the best friends of my life at Carthage, I cannot help but to reflect upon how happy I am with who …

From October 10, 2015 through March 18, 2016, children of all abilities and their families played at the Kenosha Dream Playground – the city’s first completely handicap accessible park. When city officials first announced the temporary closing of the park due to safety issues, community members began to express their …