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Knowing Naomi Pickens

Naomi Pickens and her three children ready for their first day of the school year.
May 1, 2020

A day in the life of Naomi Pickens is always different and always eventful. Whether she is trying to keep up with her three kids or grasp the attention of her high school students. She tries her best to...

Diversity Writing Entries Sought

Diversity Writing Entries Sought
November 26, 2019

Illinois Valley Community College’s Diversity Team has begun accepting submissions for “Honoring His Legacy: 2020 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Diversity Writing Contest.” All IVCC students are encouraged...

IV Leader wins again

IV Leader staff attended the Illinois Community College Journalism Association spring conference and accepted awards. Back row: Noah Currie, Summer Hoagland-Abernathy, Rachel Einhaus, Alexandria Bennett, and adviser Lori Cinotte. Front row: Kellsie Edgcomb and Martha Hoffman.
April 26, 2018

For the second straight year, IV Leader, the student newspaper at Illinois Valley Community College, was awarded the Mike Foster Award for General Excellence, the highest award presented, at the Illinois...

Farewell part I

April 26, 2018

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...

Farewell part II

(Thanos Has snapped his fingers and this person is fading away from the newspaper...)
April 26, 2018

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...

Farewell part III

(Thanos Has snapped his fingers and this person is fading away from the newspaper...)
April 26, 2018

After graduation, I will be heading off to Northern Illinois University where I will continue to study journalism and psychology. It will be a huge change, and I will miss this paper and school tremendously. This...

Farewell part IV

(Thanos Has snapped his fingers and this person is fading away from the newspaper...)
April 26, 2018

Well, its hard to believe that two years have come and gone already, and I am definitely going to miss IVCC. It really is true when they say “No place so close, can take you so far.” But honestly that...

Farewell part V

(Thanos Has snapped his fingers and this person is fading away from the newspaper...)
April 26, 2018

It is difficult to wrap my mind around the fact that my adventure as a student at IVCC has reached an end. This semester I will be graduating alongside many incredible others, who all deserve to celebrate...

Farewell part VI

(Thanos Has snapped his fingers and this person is fading away from the newspaper...)
April 26, 2018

When I first came to IVCC, I was disappointed to find that they did not have a photography club that I could join. So I became involved with the IV Leader, and I am so glad that I did. As the assistant...

‘Hey, Millennial Falcon!’: My roller derby life

Barbed Wire Betties practing a braced-wall drill in Sycomore. Pictured from left to right, Demon, Slaughtermelon, Millennial Falcon and TsumAmy.
April 26, 2018

Roller derby has a way of finding people at just the right moment. I first found roller derby while I was struggling to find a group I fit with. I was active-duty military living in the Metro-East St....

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