Rolly-backpacks trending … down?

Mitch Schafer, IV Leader columnist
December 11, 2012
Filed under Featured Opinion, Opinion

Last year, rolly-backpacks seemingly took over the halls of IVCC.  Whether they were slowing you down for class or just annoying the good mood out of you, everywhere you looked there was a rolly-backpack. But let’s fast forward to now.  It seems like the amount of rolly-backpacks have decreased. ... Read more »

End of the world not gonna happen

End of the world not gonna happen

Matthew Gerding, IV Leader editor
December 11, 2012
Filed under Opinion

Here we are in the last month of the year. December is the month of Christmas,  Hanukah and Kwanza. This year December has another momentous date. If you are one of the ones who believe in such predictions, Dec. 21, 2012, will be the end of the world as we know it, according to the ancient Mayan calendar. Now,... Read more »

Mass media interferes with interpersonal communication

Cortland Klinefelter, IV Leader columnist
November 6, 2012
Filed under Opinion

Media has become a familiar aspect in today’s world. Forms of media such as computers, TV, and all sorts of other electronics have become a modern pare of American life. I can’t lie I’ve spent countless hours of my day using different outlets of media for entertainment, information and communication.... Read more »

Neither party offers government changes

Mickey young, IV Leader columnist
November 6, 2012
Filed under Featured Opinion, Opinion

Imagine that the government is a restaurant and the two political parties we are offered to choose between are burgers versus brats. No matter which you choose, it doesn’t affect the institution in place.  And if you are a believer in the idea that our system is flawed, which I think most of you... Read more »

Student launches effort to help African children

Student launches effort to help African children

Delaney Ridley, IV Leader columnist
November 6, 2012
Filed under Opinion

My name is Delaney Ridley and I am a sophomore representative for Student Government. As a member of student government, I was asked to come up with a goal that would challenge the school yet benefit the community. A project that I was familiar with offers both student and community involvement for... Read more »

Choose to stand up for others

Kyle Russell, IV Leader columnist
November 6, 2012
Filed under Featured Opinion, Opinion

In an era where the “bird” has become the international symbol for “you just cut me off” and the belief that “your friends are only worth what they can do for you” has become instilled in society, one has to question to themselves, “Where have our morals gone?” I have noticed that... Read more »

Driving defensively answer to road woes

Driving defensively answer to road woes

Matthew Gerding, IV Leader editor
November 6, 2012
Filed under Opinion

There seems to be a disturbing trend on the road lately. That trend is stupidity. It seems every day I see more and more people running stop signs, failing to use turn signals, hastily  pulling out in front of other cars with no room to spare, or other fascinatingly stupid maneuvers. I have been... Read more »

The trouble with long-distance relationships

Zach Buckley, IV Leader Opinion Editor
September 25, 2012
Filed under Featured Opinion, Opinion

In August, my girlfriend of nearly two years headed down to SIUC to study Photography and Photojournalism.  Obviously, it was exciting and practically a dream come true (think about it, how many people actually study what they love?) but for me, leaving her 300 miles away only to come back to the IV... Read more »

Ten things that piss me off about . . . IHOP

Katherine Millard, IV Leader Columnist
September 25, 2012
Filed under Opinion

This week, I was pondering over what I hate. In my mind, I saw a blue roof. My choice was clear. I obviously had to write my column about a beloved, nation-wide breakfast food chain. This week, let’s explore The Ten Things That Piss Me Off About IHOP. 1. I really question just how “international”... Read more »

That’s just the way it is? Really?

Matthew Gerding, IV Leader Editor
September 25, 2012
Filed under Featured Opinion, Opinion

Take a moment and decide if the following phrase seems familiar, “That’s just the way it is.” If you have heard that at some point I can safely assume that it was a frustrating thing to hear. It is primarily used as a way to shoo off annoying or difficult questions (used mostly with five year olds... Read more »