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Study Abroad for the Food

Kacie Cusick, IV Leader Media Manager

November 20, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Bonjour! Did you knowthat IVCC offers oppor- tunities to study overseasto different countries? An enriching cultural experience and flexible enough to fit in fall, springor even a summer semester. Last summer, IVCC...

Conspiracy Theories: Twitter Poll Shows Your Votes for Favorite Cryptid

Kacie Cusick, IV Leader Media Manager

November 20, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Do you believe in conspiracy theories? If so, you are not alone. According to arecent Twitter poll, eighty six percent of peoplebelieve in some sort of conspiracy theory. Unsurprisingly, almost 50% of voters select- ed the theory that Area 51 has hosted alien life. In second place, voters resonated with thenotion that a version of sasquatch exists some- where in the deep forests of North America, lurking in low quality cell phone videos. In a close third place, the idea that maybe,just maybe, the moon landing was filmed in aHollywood studio instead of on the moon itself. Conspiracy theories continue to be a hot topic and will re- main so until they are debunked. Honorable mentions of conspiracy theories not listed in this poll are illuminati, bermuda triangle and government controlled jet streams.   ...

Accountability in the #MeToo Era

November 20, 2018

Filed under Opinion

The #MeToo movement has done a lot of important work over the past year, pulling from the bright lights of Hollywood a lot of men who abused their pow- er and hurt many more people. However, a noticeable trend th...

Stand With IVCC’s Adjunct Teachers

November 20, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

Just over 25 percent of Illinois Val- ley Community College’s classes are taught by adjunct faculty, accordingto the Quick Facts information on thecollege’s web site. Day in and day out, these commit- ...

IVCC ED Rivals University Level

Josh Wray, IVCC Alumnus

November 19, 2018

Filed under Opinion

  DEAR EDITOR, I’m not sure if it is policy to allow non-staff writers oreven non-IVCC students to submit to the Leader, but, if you’ll take it, I have something to share- To my fellow community col...

A Word From ‘The Enemy’

August 30, 2018

Filed under Opinion

News outlets across America are under attack. And in today’s political climate, this can mean one of two things is happening: either there has been yet another shooting in a public space or the president has taken to...

Welcome Back, Eagles

Joseph Marenda, Student Trustee

August 30, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Student Trustee

Hello, everyone. First, I would like to welcome you all back for the 2018-2019 school year. I hope everyone enjoyed their summer break! As for those just getting started at IVCC, I hope your first few days went well and...

Could blue light be permanently ruining your vision?

Kacie Cusick, IV Leader Social Media Manager

August 30, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Blue light is mass consumed without much regard to what it actually is nor the potential harms of it. The Macmillan Dictionary defines, “Blue light—light from electronic devices such as computers and smartphones and from...

Farewell part I

Martha Hoffman, Editor-in-Chief

April 26, 2018

Filed under Editorial, Featured Opinion, Opinion, Staff, Student Life

Well, the time has finally come. This is the final issue for the 2017–2018 school year. Our staff has strived to serve you to the best of our abilities, giving you the news, sharing ideas, and engaging the community. Thank...

Farewell part II

Kellsie Edgcomb, Assistant Opinion Editor

April 26, 2018

Filed under Featured Opinion, Opinion, Staff, Student Life

Where do I even start with saying goodbye to IVCC? I suppose first and foremost, I should start with my experiences with IV Leader and our astounding staff. This award-winning publication wouldn’t exist without the extra time...

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