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 »

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 »

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 »

Gay/Straight Alliance laying foundation for acceptance

Lindsey Choate, Iv Leader Columnist

September 28, 2015

Filed under Featured Opinion, Opinion

On Oct. 11, 1987, thousands of individuals gathered on the Washington Mall to participate in the historic Second National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights. This event became one of the largest LGBT (lesbian, gay,... Read more »

Season for goodbyes – Two editors bid farewell

Abney Bernardini and Andrea Neff

April 30, 2015

Filed under Featured Opinion, Opinion

Abney Bernardini - Opinion Editor As the school year comes to a close it is time to say goodbye to Illinois Valley Community College. I am not simply saying goodbye to a college, but to my home for the past three years. I... Read more »

True essence of death: Examining life’s perspective

Pat Escatel, IV Leader Columnist

April 30, 2015

Filed under Featured Opinion, Opinion

I was driving home from my evening college class and jamming out to music with Sisco, my best friend, in the passenger seat. It was a snowy evening, so traffic was quiet. After a few minutes, my friend turned down the volume and... Read more »