Apathy: Our nation’s greatest threat

Kyle Russell, IV Leader columnist
December 11, 2012
Filed under Featured Opinion, Opinion

“I don’t care” —  these three little words pack such a great punch. It is a drug, a plague if you will, that seems to be infecting the minds of people all over the world. Whether it’s “I don’t care if I go to class today”, “I don’t care about my grades”, or “I don’t care whether... Read more »

Celebrate small victories with ‘10-second dance’

Katie Timmons, IV Leader Columnist
December 11, 2012
Filed under Opinion

Okay, readers, bear with me; this is my first column for the IV Leader and I never know where my mind will wander to. The other day I was catching up on my “Grey’s Anatomy” episodes because, like most college students, I’m a busy person so I don’t get to watch it that often. Anyway, I saw... Read more »

Charity focus for student government

Britney Burkart, IVCC Student Trustee
December 11, 2012
Filed under Opinion

As the fall semester of 2012 reaches the end, the season of giving just begins! Through the holidays, I would like to remind everyone to always think of others and the less fortunate. Recently, our Student Government Association collected donations at the school to fill shoe boxes with different items.... Read more »

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 »