IVCC Students ‘Prone’ to Musical Talent

Kacie Cusick, Social Media Manager

May 1, 2019

Make some room in your playlist for a new local band you are about to fall in love with: Prone. Prone is a music group new to the scene that consists of IVCC student Joey Trupiano and some of his talented peers including Bailey...

Fans Take Cancellation ‘One Day at a Time’

Sydney Johnson, IV Leader Cultural Editor

April 25, 2019

Fans were shocked when Netflix canceled “One Day at a Time” in March. The sitcom follows the life of the fictional Alvarez family, a Cuban-American family comprised of single-mother Penelope, played by Justino Machado,...

‘Mr. Stark, This Movie Doesn’t feel So Good’

Noah Currie, IV Leader Culture Editor

August 30, 2018

“Avengers Infinity War” is a movie that deals with a massive amount of main characters, a large number of past prequels and a great villain. The first 10 minutes of the film are shocking and really set the tone of the movie....

River Currents Hosts Launch Party

Mason Lucas, IV Leader Staff Writer

May 3, 2018

River Currents hosted a launch party April 26 to celebrate the publishing of the River Currents. River Currents had food and refreshments, let those who attended talk among each other as well as read and talk about what was...

“The Post” Review

Chase Ochsner, Staff Writer

May 2, 2018

“The Post," directed by legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg, is a political drama dealing with conflict of Vietnam dating back to the Truman administration. This film features Tom Hanks as reporter Ben Bradlee, Meryl Streep as K...

Kim Radek-Hall: A profile

Chase Ochsner, Staff Writer

May 2, 2018

Kim Radek, English and Film Professor at Illinois Valley Community College, has been inspiring college students since the 1990s. Radek wanted to “work with college students because I enjoyed college considerably…and realized I ...

What are African-American superheroes trying to say?

J.Q. Church, Web Advisor

April 26, 2018

On Sept. 16, 2016, Netflix released a straight-to-series season of “Luke Cage” where we were finally introduced to the bulletproof D-list hero, formally known as Marvel’s Power Man, in modern day Harlem. Only two years...

The Newsies Strike of 1899: Still making headlines

Summer H.-Abernathy, Columnist

April 26, 2018

“Newsies: The Musical” hit the Broadway stage in 2011 and Netflix in 2017, and throughout those years, young fans across the country have been cheering for their favorite newsboy rebels. Disney’s hit musical, which was...

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