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Pavlovich battles injury, returns to lead Eagles

Pavlovich battles injury, returns to lead Eagles

Bethany Black, Sports writer
March 9
Filed under Featured Sports, featured-athlete, Sports, Top Stories

On Nov. 11, 2014, in the second basketball game of her freshman year at IVCC, Daniela Pavlovich suffered an injury that would challenge her both mentally and physically. Pavlovich had only played one game on the college level before she tore her ACL, which was the first serious injury she had ever suffered...

Picking up the pieces

Picking up the pieces

Kyle Russell, Senior Photographer
March 9
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Day of Destruction

Day of Destruction

IV Leader Staff
March 9
Filed under Featured News, News, Top Stories

The IVCC community was hit with a series of strong storms Feb. 28, but its culmination in an F3 tornado that started just east of Ottawa ravaged homes and took two lives. Alyssa Johnson’s family of four lost their home to the tornado. Around 5 p.m. the storm began to pick up with baseball sized...

IVCC’s spring musical ‘Sweet Charity’ takes the stage

IVCC’s spring musical ‘Sweet Charity’ takes the stage

Michaela Smith, Staff writer
March 9
Filed under A&E, Theater, Top Stories

This year’s spring musical is “Sweet Charity”, which will be performed April 20-23, and 27-29. Dr. David Kuester, the show’s producer, says the play takes place in the 1960s and is about the life of cheap dance hall girls. The musical focuses on one of the more innocent girls who is looking...

Snacks race all the way to the cafeteria

Snacks race all the way to the cafeteria

Tyler Towne and Aaron Pellican
March 9
Filed under Featured News, News, Top Stories

On Feb. 22, IVCC held the 12th annual Edible Car Contest for high school students and IVCC students and staff in the cafeteria. Hall dominated the speed run, with teams of calculus students taking first and second and calculus teacher Jill Bruner taking third. The fastest car, designed by Hailey...

Dean of arts announces retirement

Dean of arts announces retirement

Aelsa Butler, Co-Editor-in-Chief
March 9
Filed under News, Top Stories

After just over three years as the Dean of Humanities, Fine Arts and Social Sciences, Dr. Brian Holloway announced his retirement. “I have been in this business a very long time,” Holloway said. “Years and years ago, I promised myself that I would retire when I turned 65.” He went on to...

Academy Awards remain controversial

Academy Awards remain controversial

Chase Ochsner, IV Leader Columnist
February 16
Filed under A&E, Featured A&E, Movies, Top Stories

Many people know the famous question, “Who wore it best?” when it comes to describing the well-known Academy Awards. From the red carpet to the star-studded after-parties and everything in between, people everywhere tune in to watch the 89-year-old ceremony. The 2017 Academy Awards were quite a success...

Women’s March: IVCC students join the crowds

Women’s March: IVCC students join the crowds

Kellsie Edgcomb, IV Leader Columnist
February 16
Filed under Featured Opinion, Opinion, Top Stories

Most understand that “feminism” is rooted in the equality of the gender and sexes, but the term “intersectional” may be new to some. According to Denison University’s study on women’s gender studies, intersectionality was first used along with the feminist movement by civil rights activist...

Equal rights and ukuleles

Equal rights and ukuleles

Lindsey Wheeler, IV Leader Assistant Photo Editor
February 16
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

“We’re excited that women across the nation and world are organizing to stand together in solidarity,” said Bob Bland, co-chair of Women’s March on Washington. This statement couldn’t have been more true, when thousands of women and men join all over the world to rally and march for constitutional...

Forst joins English faculty

Forst joins English faculty

Alyssa McCauley, IV Leader Staff Writer
February 16
Filed under News, Top Stories

Illinois Valley Community College announced their new full time faculty member, Jean Forst, from Darien, IL, earlier this semester. Forst has been teaching for more than 20 years.   Prior to accepting the full time position, Forst worked in the writing center for 5 years. She has a Bachelor’s deg...

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