Gun control issues continue to plague society

Amanda Cook-Fesperman, Letter To Editor
May 2, 2013
Filed under Opinion

Dear Editor, In the immediate aftermath of the Sandy Hook shooting, I, like many Americans, was outraged.  How could this kind of event happen in an elementary school?  What kind of monster shoots little children multiple times, insuring their death? These questions and my anger also led me to look... Read more »

Student trustee prepares to end term

Britney Burkart, Columnist
April 11, 2013
Filed under Opinion

As the end of the school year is rapidly approaching, I find myself with mixed emotions. When I chose to attend IVCC almost two years ago, I had no idea of all of the endless possibilities that would unfold for me. My first opportunity was playing for the Lady Eagles softball team. It was a chance to... Read more »

When times get tough, humans show strength

When times get tough, humans show strength

Kyle Russell, Columnist
April 11, 2013
Filed under Featured Opinion, Opinion

The end of the spring semester is rapidly approaching and for a lot of you that means graduation and moving on with your life. Whether you will be heading to a university or going directly into your career, you have a lot of life to live in front of you. You will meet wonderful new people, strengthen... Read more »

Get involved: Petitions available soon for SGA elections

Britney Burkart, Columnist
March 21, 2013
Filed under Opinion

As the 2012-2013 school year begins to wind down to its last months, there are still some very important events to make note of. The Student Government Association will be beginning elections for next year. From participating in volunteer events to broadening your knowledge and skills on being a leader,... Read more »

Web resource helps find college for you

Web resource helps find college for you

Jessie Winchel and Jessie Winchel
March 21, 2013
Filed under Featured Opinion, Opinion

Already the semester is half way over and many of you might be transferring when the semester is done to a new college. The decision of which college is not an easy one. Some of you, like myself, may not even know where you are transferring yet. There are several resources at your disposal though that... Read more »

Student Government Association Helps Community

Britney Burkart, Columnist
February 21, 2013
Filed under Opinion

Although the weather proves differently, spring is just around the corner and will be presenting new opportunities and changes for all the students at I.V.C.C. The graduation deadline recently passed, so, I strongly encourage those graduating to attend the commencement ceremony on May 18th. There was... Read more »

­­­­The Twenty-year Old Punchline

­­­­The Twenty-year Old Punchline

Jessie Winchel, Opinion Editor
February 21, 2013
Filed under Featured Opinion, Opinion

  Now almost everyone watches television. There are constantly new shows airing every few months as the old shows get pushed behind. We might even feel nostalgia as a network, like cartoon network or the hub, bring back old shows. There are several shows though that when you go back and watch... Read more »

Best of Consumer Electronics Show 2013

Brent Bader, IV Columnist
January 31, 2013
Filed under Opinion

The International Consumer Electronics Show is hosted every year in Las Vegas and during this trade show many new products and gadgets are revealed that will possibly shape the future of the technology industry. While it is not open to the public, many media outlets cover the various products that... Read more »

Graduation: Prepare or Beware

Graduation: Prepare or Beware

Jessie Winchel, Opinion Editor
January 31, 2013
Filed under Featured Opinion, Opinion

Two years ago, you started at Illinois Valley Community College. You started with a goal in mind, or maybe you started hoping you’d find your goal hidden in the depths of the halls. Before you know it you’ve made friends, found your goal, and finally it is time to graduate. You’ve prepared yourself... Read more »

Constitution gives model for government

Mickey Young, IV Leader columnist
December 11, 2012
Filed under Featured Opinion, Opinion

The United States of America.  There was a time, before anyone alive today was born, that it was simple to explain what our country stood for, what made our country unique, and what it meant to be American. The conclusions that our founding fathers had come to after countless hours of debating, analyzing,... Read more »