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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 »

‘Body positivity’ message should endorse self-love

Lindsey Choate, IV Leader Staff Writer

January 28, 2016

Filed under Featured Opinion, Opinion

In today’s society, people are becoming increasingly more accepting of others on many fronts. In the past few years there has been a big push for the body positivity movement, which is meant to encourage women to be comfortable in their o... Read more »

New Year’s promise to change perspective

Jessica Bursztynsky, IV Leader Associate Editor

January 28, 2016

Filed under Featured Opinion, Opinion

The promise of a new year always brings a rush of excitement to the American culture. This can finally be the year that one runs a marathon, asks for a raise or pursues that obscure hobby. Since our culture tends to be composed... Read more »

New semester begins with class resolutions

Aris Showers, Opinion Editor

January 28, 2016

Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

As the new year rolled in, so did new semester resolutions. College students should start the semester with a set of goals for each class. Resolutions will help target goals and keep the energy to achieve it. The most helpful... Read more »

Eventual college success not determined by rough start

Pat Escatel, IV Leader Opinion Editor

December 3, 2015

Filed under Featured Opinion, Opinion

Three years ago, I attended my first semester at IVCC in fall 2012, after graduating high school in May 2012. I started off with five classes and 15 credits. However, I was nowhere near ready for the college experience. On... Read more »

Building Blocks of Happiness: The SCAAR Method

Pat Escatel, IV Leader Staff Writer

November 17, 2015

Filed under Featured Opinion, Opinion

Throughout my short time in this world, I have come across many people younger, older, and everything in between who are generally unhappy with their lives. It truly makes me feel sorrow to witness others emotionally suffer;... Read more »

Planned Parenthood deserves continued funding

Jessica Bursztynsky, IV Leader Associate Editor

November 3, 2015

Filed under Opinion

In the last few months, social media feeds across the country have been plagued with countless posts and opinions about Planned Parenthood. The debate is so strong that even presidential hopefuls have found ways to gain backing... Read more »

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