Building Blocks of Happiness: The SCAAR Method

Pat Escatel, IV Leader Staff Writer

November 17, 2015

Throughout my short time in this world, I have come across many people younger, older, and everything in between who are generally unhappy with their lives. It truly makes me feel sorrow to witness others emotionally suffer;...

Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Students encouraged to say ‘No More’

Corey Winchel, IV Leader Culture Editor

October 16, 2015

Many people think of October as a month of pink, but many would also like to see it as a month of purple as well. October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and while many are used to seeing the pink ribbons of Breast Cancer...

Get spooked with both new, old horror tales

Brianna Brooks, IV Leader Columnist

October 16, 2015

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...

Michael Westerman, IV Leader Editor-in-chief

October 16, 2015

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...

Committee established to improve ag education

Michael Westerman, IV Leader Editor-in-chief

October 16, 2015

IVCC and the University of Illinois Extension have formed a committee of professionals in the area of agriculture to formulate a plan to expand agriculture education at IVCC. IVCC president Dr. Jerry Corcoran is in the forefront...

MAP grants secure for spring semester

IV Leader Staff

October 16, 2015

Illinois Valley Community College will cover state financial aid payments to students this spring despite the ongoing budget stalemate in Springfield, President Jerry Corcoran announced at Thursday’s board meeting. While other...

College funds affected by state budget

Jessica Bursztynsky, IV Leader Associate Editor

September 28, 2015

Illinois’ withheld budget imposes financial burden to colleges across the state and could affect IVCC’s MAP grants in spring semester. For officials in the state of Illinois government these past few months have been filled...

Concussions: The silent killers

Pat Escatel

September 28, 2015

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...

Statewide group will address LGBT ussyes

Austin burnette, IVCC Student Trustee

September 28, 2015

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...

Celebrate individuality, find your core self

Aris Showers, IV Leader Assistant Opinion Editor

September 28, 2015

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...

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