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Freedom to live abroad if Trump becomes president

Quinn Delvallee, IV Leader Columnist

April 7, 2016

Filed under Opinion

As the days get warmer in 2016, a putrid aroma fills the air. A stench so strong it has driven people to violence. At the source of this peculiar smell is the beautifully orange face of Donald J. Trump. Each day he manages to... Read more »

Bates Motel: The creepiest thriller on television

Aris Showers, IV Leader Opinion Editor

April 7, 2016

Filed under A&E, Featured A&E, Opinion, TV

A&E hit a dark goldmine with its series Bates Motel. Season 4 is currently airing on A&E Mondays at 8 p.m. The show’s IMDB rating is 8 stars and it is well deserved. The show stars Vera Farmiga as Norma Bates, Freddie... Read more »

Americans ‘were Charlie,’ not Ankara

Jessica Bursztynsky, IV Leader Managing Editor

April 6, 2016

Filed under Featured Opinion, Opinion

© Claude Truong-Ngoc / Wikimedia Commons The world seems to center around tragedy as a daily, unavoidable circumstance. From terrorist attacks in Belgium to Turkey to Pakistan, it seems as if we can’t go through a week w... Read more »

Uplifting women through confidence building

Aris Showers, IV Leader Opinion Editor

March 10, 2016

Filed under Featured Opinion, Opinion

Women are the most essential element in society and it’s important for us to build confidence within ourselves daily in order to ensure a healthy well-being. Some people depend on the media to tell them how they should look,... Read more »

When dreary winter blues is more than sadness

Alexis Eccles, IV Leader Staff Writer

March 10, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Plenty of people feel a little more down than usual during the different seasons, but according to the website Psychology Today, about 10 million Americans suffer from a deeper winter depression called seasonal affective disorder. Winter... Read more »

Instilling knowledge beyond the right now

Aris Showers, IV Leader Opinion Editor

February 18, 2016

Filed under Featured Opinion, Opinion

Historical events are a way for people to come together, but in order for the experience to be lasting we must broaden our perspectives beyond the event. I was recently asked why Black History Month was important. I could’ve... Read more »

An awakening worth living

Maddi Loiselle, IV Leader Staff Writer

February 18, 2016

Filed under Featured Opinion, Opinion

During my senior year of high school, we did a project in English where we would evaluate TED talks. We gave short presentations on the few that we chose. It was an interesting and enjoyable topic, and each of the speeches I chose... Read more »

The value of your political voice

Michael Westerman, IV Leader Editor-in-Chief

February 18, 2016

Filed under Featured Opinion, Opinion

The primary elections are finally under way as both Iowa and New Hampshire have already voted, and the candidates are kicking their campaigns into high gear as March brings Super Tuesday. The choice, your vote, is a difficult... Read more »

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 »

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