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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 »

Meet IVCC’s new trustee

Austin Burnette, IVCC Student Trustee

April 30, 2015

Filed under Opinion

IVCC students, it is a great honor and privilege to have received so many votes and your trust and confidence in the student government elections. With this mandate, I look forward to being the strong and tenacious voice that... Read more »

True essence of death: Examining life’s perspective

Pat Escatel, IV Leader Columnist

April 30, 2015

Filed under Featured Opinion, Opinion

I was driving home from my evening college class and jamming out to music with Sisco, my best friend, in the passenger seat. It was a snowy evening, so traffic was quiet. After a few minutes, my friend turned down the volume and... Read more »

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