IV Leader is the student newspaper of Illinois Valley Community College

Flaunt self-securities in unfiltered openness

Aris Showers, IV Leader Opinion Editor

April 28, 2016

Filed under Opinion

During my last year at IVCC, I rediscovered my greatest love of writing. Writing for the IV Leader has been amazing. I fell in love instantly and my first semester with staff was truly the best. The group of people were fun and... Read more »

Sing your way through the remainder of the school year

Aelsa Butler, IV Leader Culture Editor

April 7, 2016

Filed under A&E, Music, Opinion

Spring break is over, and there are just under six weeks of school left. These next weeks will fly by; soon we’ll be at finals and then graduation, and suddenly, our school year is gone. While the weeks may go by quickly, they... Read more »

Learning about the world inside Autism

Lindsey Bennett, IV Leader Columnist

April 7, 2016

Filed under Opinion

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 68 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder. It’s five times more common in boys than girls, giving males a ratio of 1 out of 42 with autism. Autism... Read more »

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 »

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