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IVCC class of 2017 celebrates commencement

IVCC class of 2017 celebrates commencement

Aelsa Butler, IV Leader Co-Editor-in-Chief
May 24, 2017
Filed under Featured News, News, Student Life, Top Stories

The sea of black caps and gowns that filled the IVCC gym on Sat., May 20, represented a portion of the graduating class of 2017. According to IVCC President Jerry Corcoran, around 240 of over 800 graduating students participated in the commencement ceremonies. IVCC sophomore Akari Oya, winner of...

Editorial

Editorial

Iv Leader, Staff
April 27, 2017
Filed under Editorial, Opinion, Top Stories

“We are IVCC’s new power couple.” On the first day as the new Co-Editors-in-Chief for the IV Leader, we walked up to our new office, laughing about whether we were Madaelsa or Aelmaddi, ready to face the year with energy and high hopes. Almost a year later, as we approach the end of...

Experiencing experiments

Experiencing experiments

Martha Hoffman, Staff writer
April 27, 2017
Filed under Featured News, News, Top Stories

Hundreds of attendees experienced hands-on science experiments and demonstrations at IVCC’s Sci-Fest on April 21. Attendees experienced an augmented reality sandbox to learn about topography, watched a Rubens’ tube that showed sound waves in the propane flame, and observed specimens from the Biology...

No number of reasons are enough to commit suicide

No number of reasons are enough to commit suicide

J.Q. Church, Web Manager
April 27, 2017
Filed under A&E, Books, Featured A&E, Top Stories

In 2007, Jay Asher wrote “13 Reasons Why,” a book that follows the 13 tribulations of Hannah Baker, a high school girl who chose to end her life. The book was so impactful that it was adapted into a Netflix original series, produced by singer/songwriter Selena Gomez. “No return engagements....

Noise vs. News Session Four: News media panel shares views on reporting and news climate

Noise vs. News Session Four: News media panel shares views on reporting and news climate

Martha Hoffman, Staff Writer
April 27, 2017
Filed under Featured News, News, Top Stories

“Mainstream journalism has an intention of delivering you a story, with the facts, an accurate reflection of reality, with the things you want to know about that story,” said NewsTribune reporter Jeff Dankert. “I think every journalist, here and elsewhere, is trying to do that, every day.” Three...

Noise vs. News

IV Leader Staff
April 6, 2017
Filed under Featured News, News, Top Stories

Watch the first session of Noise vs. News. Amanda CookFesperman discusses fake news in a program sponsored by the La Salle Public Library and IVCC's Jacobs Library.   https://youtu.be/H2QLzUo9M8U

Editorial

Editorial

April 6, 2017
Filed under Editorial, Opinion, Top Stories

A month ago the Kansas City Star, a newspaper from Kansas City, MO, featured five siblings who were placed in foster care in Kansas State. Due to the size of the family, the kids have been split up into multiple foster homes but they want to be adopted as a group. According to AdoptUSKids.org,...

Local animal shelter serves many

Local animal shelter serves many

Stephanie Bias, Assistant Culture Editor
April 6, 2017
Filed under Featured News, News, Top Stories

A fundraiser for Illinois Valley Animal Rescue will be held on Tuesday, April 11 in the Student Life Center. The event will take place from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. IVAR’s supply wish list and volunteer application will be available to any interested students. Monetary donations will also be accepted. A...

Students can register for fall, summer

Students can register for fall, summer

Rachel Einhaus, Assistant Opinion Editor
April 6, 2017
Filed under Featured News, News, Top Stories

Students can now begin talking to counselors and planning for 2017 summer and fall semesters. Summer registration begins online at 9 a.m. Wednesday April 5. Online registration for fall registration is 9 a.m. April 11. To register over the phone or in person, students can call or go to Records...

Quipster

Quipster

Alex Bennett, Cartoonist
April 6, 2017
Filed under Comics, Opinion, Top Stories

Alex Bennett...

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