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Women’s March: IVCC students join the crowds

Women’s March: IVCC students join the crowds

Kellsie Edgcomb, IV Leader Columnist
February 21
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...

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...

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...

Tuition Hike

Tuition Hike

Martha Hoffman, IV Leader Staff Writer
February 16
Filed under Featured News, News, Top Stories

Due to state funding uncertainty, students’ tuition bill will increase by $6 to $130 per credit hour beginning in the summer, following approval by the IVCC Board of Trustees at their Feb. 9 meeting.   The general tuition increase was approved, along with an increase of $133 per course for the...

Diversity Team events Honor Black History

Diversity Team events Honor Black History

Rachel Einhaus, Assistant Opinion Editor
February 16
Filed under Featured News, Top Stories

Free soul food and a musical performance was available to students on Feb. 1. The event gathered an enormous crowd and introduced a lot of culture and fun to kick off Black History Month. Some of the foods included fried chicken, fish, greens, macaroni and cheese, corn bread, fruit, rice pudding and peach...

Flying high

Flying high

IV Leader Staff
February 16
Filed under Featured Sports, Sports, Top Stories

A 20-win season is still on the radar for the men’s basketball team with a few games remaining in the regular season, and the post-season quickly approaching. As of press time, the Eagles hold a 17-10 record with three games left in the regular season schedule. "We could get 20 maybe," coach Chris Her...

Illinois Valley Realtors, IVCC host blood drive in response to shortage

Illinois Valley Realtors, IVCC host blood drive in response to shortage

Hannah Smith, IV Leader Associate Editor
January 27
Filed under Featured News, News, Top Stories

Illini Valley Association of Realtors and IVCC hosted an emergency American Red Cross blood drive Jan.19 in response to the winter blood and platelet shortage. The blood drive, which was sponsored by IVCC and Illini Valley Association of Realtors, is one of three that IVCC hosts throughout the year. The...

IVCC issues recommendations for transfer students

IVCC issues recommendations for transfer students

Stephanie Bias, IV Leader Assistant Culture Editor
January 27
Filed under Featured News, News, Top Stories

The new spring semester is in full swing, and for many students, this marks their final semester at IVCC before transferring to a new institution. Not only do these students need to focus on graduating from IVCC, but they also need to make the necessary preparations for their impending transfer. Quintin...

Homeschool haven: New club to support students

Homeschool haven: New club to support students

Martha Hoffman, Staff Writer
January 26
Filed under Featured News, News, Top Stories

This semester, there is a new group for homeschoolers and students with nontraditional primary and secondary schooling backgrounds, under the advisement of Michael Pecherek, music professor at IVCC. Called One Room, after one room schoolhouses, the club seeks to connect students as they transition...

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