IV Leader is the student newspaper of Illinois Valley Community College

IVCC unveils plans for second annual showcase

Stephanie Bias, IV Leader Columnist

September 22, 2016

Filed under A&E, Featured A&E, Music, Staff, Student Life, Theater

The second annual Day of the Arts Festival is returning to Illinois Valley Community College on Saturday, Oct. 15. The day is dedicated to showcasing student art, live performances, and music. Hosted and sponsored by the humanities... Read more »

Adding emotion with the sound of music (in movies)

Hannah Uranich, IV Leader Columnist

September 22, 2016

Filed under A&E, Music

Movies are a uniquely portable magic. They have the power to evoke emotions we may never even knew we had; whether it be falling in love with a character, sympathizing and relating to a problem in the plot, or just being purely... Read more »

‘Sully’ provides action, suspense

Sabrina Dennis and Sara Kupperschmid

September 22, 2016

Filed under A&E, Movies

Be ready to grip your seats: though viewers are aware of the ending from the very beginning, Sully is a movie based on an event that happened on Jan. 15, 2009, the plane crash landing in the middle of the Hudson river. Starring... Read more »

Harry Potter and the decent epilogue

John Delaney, IV Leader Columnist

September 22, 2016

Filed under A&E, Books

The Harry Potter Series is, and will always be, an iconic book series, so it deserves a better book than The Cursed Child Parts One and Two. The announcement of the book was praised among fans, but it proved to not be worth the... Read more »

‘Sausage Party’ a crowd-pleaser but vegans won’t relish it

Stephanie Bias, IV Leader Columnist

September 1, 2016

Filed under A&E, Movies, Opinion, Uncategorized

The first feature-length animated film, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” initially premiered in 1937. Since this film’s premier, audiences around the world have grown to love animated films and their endearing (or detestable)... Read more »

IVCC Jazz Band performs with nationally known trumpet player

Aelsa Butler, IV Leader Co-Editor-in-Chief

May 12, 2016

Filed under A&E, Concerts, News

On May 5, the IVCC Jazz Band played a full concert featuring international award-winning trumpet player Stuart Mack. The ensemble is made up of IVCC students and community members. If you are interested in participating in... Read more »

Rihanna gets to work, work, work, work, work.

Aris Showers, IV Leader Opinion Editor

April 28, 2016

Filed under A&E, Concerts, Featured A&E

Top selling musical artist Rihanna graced the stage of Chicago United Center sold out April 15 concert. Rihanna tour included 36 cities in three months and her single “Work” has been No. 1 on Billboard top 100 charts for the... Read more »

The not-so-farewell album

Maddi Loiselle, IV Leader Columnist

April 28, 2016

Filed under A&E, Featured A&E, Music

Brian Logan Dales is a cliché. The lead singer for pop punk outfit The Summer Set, he fled when his band hit a creative wall. They had started writing their latest album, what was to become Stories for Monday, but it was lacking... Read more »

‘Cleopatra’ tells emotional story

Jessica Bursztynsky, Iv Leader Associate Editor

April 28, 2016

Filed under A&E, Featured A&E, Music

Four years after their debut on the indie music scene, The Lumineers have released their second full length album, “Cleopatra,” on April 8. Most known for their song “Ho Hey,” The Lumineers quickly paved their way into... Read more »

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