Does a student’s health affect college experience?

Pat Escatel, IV Leader Columnist

September 4, 2014

Filed under Featured Opinion, Opinion, Uncategorized

Maintaining good overall health can be very challenging for a college student who is balancing a loaded school schedule and a busy work schedule. Living a hectic life like this can leave very little time to focus on one’s... Read more »

Trustee’s Corner: Spirit Day approaches

Amy Rogowski, IVCC Student Trustee

September 4, 2014

Filed under Featured Opinion, Opinion

Hello, IVCC students! I hope everyone is enjoying the first few weeks of the semester. I would like to re-introduce myself, I am Amy Rogowski, your 2014-2015 student trustee. It's my job to be the voice of the student body... Read more »

Trustee ready to serve

Amy Rogowski, IVCC Student Trustee

May 8, 2014

Filed under Opinion

Hello, IVCC Students! It is truly a privilege and huge honor to be elected as the 2014-2015 student trustee. For those of you who may not know me yet, my name is Amy Rogowski. I am a graduate of Marquette Academy High School... Read more »

Industrial hog farm threatens community

Jake Stricklin, IV Leader Columnist

May 8, 2014

Filed under Opinion

There is a menace nipping at the heel of La Salle County. VMC Management Corp., an industrial hog farrowing company, is gearing up to build a super-farm in the northeastern corner of Marshall County. They wish to construct... Read more »

Weighing In On the Minimum Wage Debate

Ali Braboy, Opinion Editor

April 10, 2014

Filed under Featured Opinion, Opinion

With President Barack Obama proposing to raise the federal minimum wage of the U.S. in his State of the Union Address from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour, there is a lot of controversy over the long and short term effects. Many... Read more »

R-word Campaign Reaches Students

Katie Timmons, IV Leader Columnist

April 10, 2014

Filed under Opinion

What does the word retard mean to you? According to Merriam-Webster.com it means to slow up to prevent the advancement of an accomplishment. However, because of how language has been transformed throughout the years into... Read more »

Support offered for working class hero

Jake Stricklin, IV Leader Columnist

April 10, 2014

Filed under Opinion

“A working class hero is something to be,” Ottawa High School’s building trades instructor Dave Keely belts out the lyrics of John Lennon’s anthem of the working man at the Fine Arts Festival. If you have been following... Read more »

The Ghosts of Our Past

Jake Stricklin, IV Leader Columnist

March 21, 2014

Filed under Opinion

We live in an ever-changing world. That means we need to adapt to survive. Nothing can be a constant when there are so very many variables on this planet we call Earth. Our environment is begging for us to change, but economics... Read more »