Starved Rock not only place to see bald eagles

Kyle Russell, Senior Photographer

April 27, 2017

Filed under A&E, Featured A&E

It is an iconic symbol, not only for our our school, but also for our country. It is a species of bird that resides in all seven continents and includes more than 60 different variations with only two native to the United States. It...

Relaxation key to handling school stress

Rachel Einhaus, Lisa Chounard, Martha Hoffman, and Michaela Smith

April 27, 2017

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According to Mayo Clinic staff, yoga’s postures, poses, breathing and relaxation exercises not only help with stress, but are also “beneficial for improved fitness and management of chronic conditions.” This makes yoga...

Cultural Center set to see final music and theater performances

Michaela Smith, Staff Writer

April 27, 2017

Filed under A&E, Featured A&E, Theater

Spring Musical This year, Illinois Valley Community College’s theater department presents “Sweet Charity.” “Sweet Charity” follows the adventures of a girl named Charity as she tries to find love. This musical features...

Miseducation and ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

Kellsie Edgcomb, Staff Writer

April 6, 2017

Filed under Movies, Uncategorized

Many know the franchise of “Fifty Shades of Grey” as a pop culture phenomenon; the erotic novel seemed to appear overnight on the nightstands and e-readers of millions of housewives. There have been both strongly negative...

Feminist poet to release new book next fall

Stephanie Bias, Assistant Culture Editor

April 6, 2017

Filed under A&E, Books

Rupi Kaur, author of the best-selling poetry anthology “Milk and Honey,” is in the process of writing and releasing a new book. In an email sent to fans on Jan. 12, Kaur announced that she recently signed a new book deal...

Locally produced film set to open in Ottawa this month

Chase Oschner, Staff Writer

April 6, 2017

Filed under A&E, Movies

When Illinois Valley residents hear the term “indie film,” they should think of independent filmmaker Tyler Amm. Tyler Amm directed “River City Panic” (2015), “Grace’s Room” (2016) and the upcoming horror-comedy...

Picking up the pieces

Picking up the pieces

March 9, 2017

MLK winners announced

Alyssa McCauley, Staff writer

March 9, 2017

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The final event celebrating Black History Month was the winner’s reception for the MLK writing contest hosted by the Diversity Team on Feb. 27. Nicholas Needs of Peru won first place for his essay on “Electing to Choose...

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