Too individualistic

Ali Braboy, IV Leader Opinion Editor
February 20, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Last week, while walking into a room too dark to see, I cursed and wondered: I’m in this room, so where the hell is the light…… How narcissistic am I to think such a thought? Very. A couple months ago my mother installed motion-sensored lights in some of the rooms in my house; after weeks of... Read more »

What’s Right?

Ali Braboy, Opinion Editor
January 30, 2014
Filed under Opinion

HEYO, IV Goers; my name is Ali: sophomore at IV, waitress at Steak ‘n Shake, and the new opinion editor of the IV Leader. Over the break I read a book about Friedrich Nietzsche, a nineteenth century German philosopher who was brought up by a Lutheran pastor. He was well read about notable people,... Read more »

Kicking off the year in Ottawa

Lori Carbone, Ottawa Center Staff
January 30, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Sure …going to classes and making the grade are an important part of your collegiate success. No argument here. However, another critical aspect of attending college is making connections — networking with other students, faculty and staff. One of the ways the IVCC Ottawa Center helps to make... Read more »

Advice offered on learning to be self-sufficient

Tracy Morris, Associate Vice President of Student Services
January 30, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Okay, by now everyone has a working familiarity with the term “Helicopter Parent.” Maybe it’s an exaggerated term, but what it conveys is concern that so many parents have for their children. Life and living is much more complicated today than even a decade ago and parents too are impacted by... Read more »

Doors of perception: Think before you speak

Jake Stricklin, IV Leader Staff
December 5, 2013
Filed under Opinion

We as a nation are facing a very serious problem. Our cultural concept of the ideal person is a severely twisted image, and it’s taking its toll on society. It makes us strive to become something we are not and instills insecurity and hatred within ourselves and between each other. It creates suffering,... Read more »

Counselor Corner: Where are you going?

Tracy Morris, Associate Vice President of Student Services
December 5, 2013
Filed under Opinion

In September, Diana Nyad completed a goal that she had worked towards for over 30 years — swimming from Cuba to Florida. Her first attempt was in 1978 and she completed the goal in 2013. Think about that — working towards the same goal for 30 years! That is longer than many of you have been alive... Read more »

Caps Against Cancer

Caps Against Cancer

Project Success
December 5, 2013
Filed under Opinion

Project Success Leadership Team is collecting hats for local cancer patients. These hats have to be slightly used or new. Mention Caps for Cancer Donation when purchasing your hat in the IVCC bookstore between the price range of $5.60 and $15.99- receive 20% off. Collection bins are in E301, CTC 204... Read more »

Students give comments on Ottawa Center’s ‘big 10’

Lori Carbone, Ottawa Center Staff
December 5, 2013
Filed under Opinion

The IVCC Ottawa Center has been serving students for 10 semesters. To celebrate the “big 10” we asked students a few questions to get a pulse on what they like, what they might change and what they might wish for. Here are the results! The top answer for what they like most about the OC is... Read more »

‘The Long and Winding Road’

‘The Long and Winding Road’

Jessie Winchel, Opinion Editor
December 5, 2013
Filed under Featured Opinion, Opinion

I know that most people start there goodbye editorials with how they first started out at IVCC. They may also include that they were awkward and didn’t get too involved until later down the road. My starting experience with IVCC was no different than the majority of IVCC students. I lived in Jackson... Read more »

Remembering years well spent

Remembering years well spent

John Eppard, A & E Editor
December 5, 2013
Filed under Featured Opinion, Opinion

After a long time spent on the IV leader, this will be my first and last editorial.  Looking back on my experience at IV I can honestly say that I will never forget my years spent here. When I first started college here I was nervous and really unsure about myself.  I had no idea what I wanted to do... Read more »