Researchers study worldwide power of music

Aelsa Butler, IV Leader Staff Writer

February 8, 2016

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

Finding interests that span all people groups across the world is not an easy task. Many nations have wildly divergent cultures, affecting everything from games to television programs. When a recreational activity sweeps across... Read more »

New semester begins with class resolutions

Aris Showers, Opinion Editor

January 28, 2016

Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

As the new year rolled in, so did new semester resolutions. College students should start the semester with a set of goals for each class. Resolutions will help target goals and keep the energy to achieve it. The most helpful... Read more »

New Year’s promise to change perspective

Jessica Bursztynsky, Associate Editor

January 28, 2016

Filed under Opinion

The promise of a new year always brings a rush of excitement to the American culture. This can finally be the year that one runs a marathon, asks for a raise or pursues that obscure hobby. Since our culture tends to be composed... Read more »

Eventual college success not determined by rough start

Pat Escatel, IV Leader Opinion Editor

December 3, 2015

Filed under Featured Opinion, Opinion

Three years ago, I attended my first semester at IVCC in fall 2012, after graduating high school in May 2012. I started off with five classes and 15 credits. However, I was nowhere near ready for the college experience. On... Read more »

Building Blocks of Happiness: The SCAAR Method

Pat Escatel, IV Leader Staff Writer

November 17, 2015

Filed under Featured Opinion, Opinion

Throughout my short time in this world, I have come across many people younger, older, and everything in between who are generally unhappy with their lives. It truly makes me feel sorrow to witness others emotionally suffer;... Read more »

Get spooked with both new, old horror tales

Brianna Brooks, IV Leader Columnist

October 16, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Looking for a few spooky stories to liven up your Halloween? Here are some books and short stories I think you might enjoy. I’ve added some I’ve enjoyed tha may give you the creepy crawlies as well. 1. I’ll start, wi... Read more »

Michael Westerman, IV Leader Editor-in-chief

October 16, 2015

Filed under Featured Opinion, Opinion

In the midst of the noise and excitement that is political season, it is hard for anyone to sift through the media-fueled rhetoric and slanderous campaigning between the slew of candidates and see which ones are capable of governing... Read more »

Concussions: The silent killers

Pat Escatel

September 28, 2015

Filed under Featured Opinion

What is a concussion? According to WebMD, a concussion is classified as “A traumatic brain injury that is caused by a blow to the head; an injury which jars or shakes the brain inside the skull.” Normally, soft tissue, blood... Read more »

Statewide group will address LGBT ussyes

Austin burnette, IVCC Student Trustee

September 28, 2015

Filed under Featured Opinion, Opinion

Hello, IVCC students! I hope you are all doing well and staying on top of your coursework. Now that everyone is adjusting (or re-adjusting) to college life, it is a great time to get involved on campus. At Spirit Day, I hope... Read more »

Celebrate individuality, find your core self

Aris Showers, IV Leader Assistant Opinion Editor

September 28, 2015

Filed under Featured Opinion, Opinion

From birth, people are instilled with somebody else’s standards of what they should be like. Another person’s choices may stay with an individual and may cause problems later in life. People that aren’t aware of their inner... Read more »