Pat Escatel
Patricio (Pat) Escatel Jr. joined the IV Leader staff during Fall 2014 as part of an assignment requirement for his journalism class. Ever since he submitted his first column for the school paper, he developed a strong interest for the work. With each article written, Pat began to feel himself digging deeper into his mind to create more unique and philosophical pieces of literature than the last. He wrote regular columns for both Fall 2014 and Spring 2015, then took over as the opinion editor for the Fall 2015 semester. After receiving his Associate of Arts degree in December 2015, he plans to transfer to Northern Illinois University to complete his bachelor's degree with a major in psychology and a minor in communications. Post-graduation, Pat intends to take the next step and go to graduate school with the goal of earning his doctorate degree. After finishing college, he plans to work as a psychologist. Pat is currently working at Woodforest National Bank, taking classes at Illinois Valley Community College, and of course working as an editor and writer for the IV Leader newspaper.

Pat Escatel, Opinion Editor & Columnist

Dec 03, 2015
Eventual college success not determined by rough start (Story)
Nov 17, 2015
Building Blocks of Happiness: The SCAAR Method (Story)
Sep 28, 2015
Concussions: The silent killers (Story)
Apr 30, 2015
True essence of death: Examining life’s perspective (Story)
Apr 30, 2015
May commencement ceremony; students say goodbye to IVCC (Story)
Apr 09, 2015
Blumhorst & Arteaga: Student-athlete duo (Story)
Apr 09, 2015
Protect your dreams: your fuel, motivation, reason (Story)
Mar 19, 2015
The power of free will (Story)
Feb 19, 2015
Mental illness shutters life’s beauty, light (Story)
Jan 29, 2015
Brolley and Pecherek: Two must-have teachers (Story)
Dec 04, 2014
Money vs. passion (Story)
Nov 06, 2014
Finding light within darkness (Story)
Oct 16, 2014
Beauty of the unknown (Story)
Sep 25, 2014
Forgiveness: key to happiness (Story)
Sep 04, 2014
Does a student’s health affect college experience? (Story)
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Pat Escatel