A Hello From Newly Elected Trustee

Matthew Klein, Student Trustee

April 25, 2019

I would like to thank everyone who voted for me in the Student Government Election, and I am honored to be serving as the Student Trustee for the 2019-2020 school year. Heading into my second year at Illinois Val...

Hello, Goodbye and Congratulations

Joesph Marenda, Student Trustee

April 4, 2019

Hello everyone, and welcome back! I hope you all had a great spring break. I can not believe there are only a few weeks left this semester—summer is right around the corner. However, I still have a few things to update everyone...

The Myth of the ‘Summer Body’

Summer Hoagland-Abernathy, IV Leader Editor

April 4, 2019

The ground is thawing, the birds are singing and the sun is coming out from behind the clouds, which can only mean one thing—sky’s out: thighs out. With swimsuit season right around the corner and with each sa...

Cutbacks of all kind across IVCC

Joseph Marenda

March 7, 2019

Hello, everyone! I apologize for my absence in the past two issues of the IV Leader, but I am excited to inform you on everything since my last article. Although the weather has been all over the place the past few w...

History as we know repeats

Jacob Steinberg, Co-Sports Editor

November 29, 2018

     For the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Penn., it was a celebratory Shabbat morning. A bris was scheduled during the morning services, which is the...

When in doubt, stretch it out: Students practice yoga to relive stress

Kacie Cusick, IV Leader Media Manager

November 29, 2018

     Yoga is a combination of meditation and body postures designed to relax the mind and body. College students know stress all too well, and yoga is a healthy coping mechanism.      IVCC...

Care about the Environment? Shop Freitag!

Payton Erricson, IV Leader Columnist

November 29, 2018

     One of the biggest issues we face in the world is pollution, from burning coal for electricity to the pesticides used to kill weeds to the millions of pounds of garbage we throw away.     ...

Study Abroad for the Food

Kacie Cusick, IV Leader Media Manager

November 20, 2018

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

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

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...

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