Now Streaming: ‘Doctor Sleep’

Jacob Kinsella, IV Leader Columnist

October 8, 2020

Starting my viewing of this film, I did not think that "The Shining" needed a sequel. While it is not the perfect horror film, and is absolutely hated by Stephen King who wrote the novel it was based on, the film has excellent...

Bites of Pop Culture; What’s happening in entertainment

Naomi Ochuba, IV Leader Columnist

October 8, 2020

Former child star Zendaya is taking Hollywood by storm these days. The New York Times reports that at this year’s Emmy’s, held virtually, the 24-year-old snagged the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, beating ...

Now Streaming: The Death of Stalin

Jacob Kinsella, IV Leader Staff

September 17, 2020

As shining example of what dark comedy can be, The Death of Stalin directed by Armando Ianucci delivers an incredible viewing experience. Starring Steve Buscemi, Jeffrey Tambor, and Jason Isaacs, after the death of Joseph Stalin, ...

Music During the Pandemic

Brianna Sloop, IV Leader Staff

September 17, 2020

According to Michael Pecherek, head of IVCC's music department, the global pandemic has devastated the music and performing arts in Illinois. Due to Covid-19 guidelines such as wearing a mask,  maintaining a six foot distance...

The Importance of Sports in America

Ben Donner, IV Leader Staff

September 17, 2020

Sports can be a big influence on this country by simply being something society can all come together to watch or play. Baseball is called “America’s pastime” for a reason. It is not to me personally, yet it still brings...

Now Streaming: The Peanut Butter Falcon

Jacob Kinsella, IV Leader Staff

August 27, 2020

The Peanut Butter Falcon, by directors Tyler Nilson and Michael Scwartz, is an old-fashioned, feel-good, adventure that asks the question: What is family? Tyler, played by Shia LaBeouf, is struggling with the death of his b...

Balancing Theater and School, a Profile of Reid Tomasson

Sam Obermiller, IV Leader Staff

April 21, 2020

     When one thinks of a great performer, their origin is imagined as some explosion of talent seen once a decade, with an intense calling to the profession. Most of the time, the backstory falls a little more o...

‘Legally Blonde’ is ‘So Fun It Should Be Illegal’

Lillian Moskalewicz and Antonio Escatel

March 5, 2020

“Legally Blonde: The Musical,” a fabulously fun and award-winning musical based on the adored movie, is action-packed and exploding with memorable songs and dynamic dances. This show is so fun it should be illegal! The...

Black History Month Celebrations Begin With Soul Food Buffet

Avery Scott, Staff Writer

February 13, 2020

  The Soul Food Buffet was something that everyone needed. Not only was it a reminder of the diverse culture we have here at IVCC, but it was a day that students could just cut loose, kick back, eat food and listen to...

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