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Weighing In On the Minimum Wage Debate

Ali Braboy, Opinion Editor

April 10, 2014

With President Barack Obama proposing to raise the federal minimum wage of the U.S. in his State of the Union Address from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour, there is a lot of controversy over the long and short term effects. Many...

R-word Campaign Reaches Students

Katie Timmons, IV Leader Columnist

April 10, 2014

What does the word retard mean to you? According to Merriam-Webster.com it means to slow up to prevent the advancement of an accomplishment. However, because of how language has been transformed throughout the years into...

Support offered for working class hero

Jake Stricklin, IV Leader Columnist

April 10, 2014

“A working class hero is something to be,” Ottawa High School’s building trades instructor Dave Keely belts out the lyrics of John Lennon’s anthem of the working man at the Fine Arts Festival. If you have been following...

The Ghosts of Our Past

Jake Stricklin, IV Leader Columnist

March 21, 2014

We live in an ever-changing world. That means we need to adapt to survive. Nothing can be a constant when there are so very many variables on this planet we call Earth. Our environment is begging for us to change, but economics...

Time for a Change

Tracy Morris, Associate Vice President of Student Services

March 21, 2014

“If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.”    Gail Sheedy, American Journalist, Author and Lecturer. The timing of this quote is so important to me—as many of you know,...

Tuition Increase — Now What?

Ali Braboy, Opinion Editor

March 21, 2014

A Choice. We get one here at IVCC, at least in the option of tuition. Not whether the amount goes up or down, but, rather, we possess the option of whether or not to pay for one. Society subconsciously states that to securely...

What’s Right?

Ali Braboy, Opinion Editor

January 30, 2014

HEYO, IV Goers; my name is Ali: sophomore at IV, waitress at Steak ‘n Shake, and the new opinion editor of the IV Leader. Over the break I read a book about Friedrich Nietzsche, a nineteenth century German philosopher who...

Kicking off the year in Ottawa

Lori Carbone, Ottawa Center Staff

January 30, 2014

Sure …going to classes and making the grade are an important part of your collegiate success. No argument here. However, another critical aspect of attending college is making connections — networking with other students,...

Advice offered on learning to be self-sufficient

Tracy Morris, Associate Vice President of Student Services

January 30, 2014

Okay, by now everyone has a working familiarity with the term “Helicopter Parent.” Maybe it’s an exaggerated term, but what it conveys is concern that so many parents have for their children. Life and living is much more...

Outstanding Volunteer Award

Ali Braboy, IV Leader Staff

December 5, 2013

On Saturday, August 17th, Professor Mark Walczynski—a history, philosophy, and criminal justice teacher at IVCC—was one among a group of individuals awarded as an Outstanding Volunteer of the Year by the Illinois Department...

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