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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 »

Get spooked with both new, old horror tales

Brianna Brooks, IV Leader Columnist

October 16, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Looking for a few spooky stories to liven up your Halloween? Here are some books and short stories I think you might enjoy. I’ve added some I’ve enjoyed tha may give you the creepy crawlies as well. 1. I’ll start, wi... Read more »

Michael Westerman, IV Leader Editor-in-chief

October 16, 2015

Filed under Featured Opinion, Opinion

In the midst of the noise and excitement that is political season, it is hard for anyone to sift through the media-fueled rhetoric and slanderous campaigning between the slew of candidates and see which ones are capable of governing... Read more »

Concussions: The silent killers

Pat Escatel

September 28, 2015

Filed under Featured Opinion

What is a concussion? According to WebMD, a concussion is classified as “A traumatic brain injury that is caused by a blow to the head; an injury which jars or shakes the brain inside the skull.” Normally, soft tissue, blood... Read more »

Statewide group will address LGBT ussyes

Austin burnette, IVCC Student Trustee

September 28, 2015

Filed under Featured Opinion, Opinion

Hello, IVCC students! I hope you are all doing well and staying on top of your coursework. Now that everyone is adjusting (or re-adjusting) to college life, it is a great time to get involved on campus. At Spirit Day, I hope... Read more »

Celebrate individuality, find your core self

Aris Showers, IV Leader Assistant Opinion Editor

September 28, 2015

Filed under Featured Opinion, Opinion

From birth, people are instilled with somebody else’s standards of what they should be like. Another person’s choices may stay with an individual and may cause problems later in life. People that aren’t aware of their inner... Read more »

Gay/Straight Alliance laying foundation for acceptance

Lindsey Choate, Iv Leader Columnist

September 28, 2015

Filed under Featured Opinion, Opinion

On Oct. 11, 1987, thousands of individuals gathered on the Washington Mall to participate in the historic Second National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights. This event became one of the largest LGBT (lesbian, gay,... Read more »

Season for goodbyes – Two editors bid farewell

Abney Bernardini and Andrea Neff

April 30, 2015

Filed under Featured Opinion, Opinion

Abney Bernardini - Opinion Editor As the school year comes to a close it is time to say goodbye to Illinois Valley Community College. I am not simply saying goodbye to a college, but to my home for the past three years. I... Read more »

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