Is it Too Early For Halloween?

Iggy Lueck, Assistant Editor

September 17, 2020

It’s September. It’s starting to get a little cooler, the sun is setting earlier and the school year is in full swing, all of which usher in the spirit of Fall. Stores are beginning to stock up on Halloween candy and the sea...

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The War on Masks

August 27, 2020

COVID 19 affects international students

Mpumelelo Maphumulo, IV Staff

May 1, 2020

Every student finds themselves to be handling the situation on their hands differently. COVID-19 came as a huge shock and left a lot of uncertainty amongst the students and teachers. The effects of COVID-19 seem to be stress and...

Kindness Isn’t Canceled

Miriam Hoffman, Assistant Editor

April 3, 2020

Canceled. If you’re anything like me, you’ve been struggling with the fact that most, if not all, of the things you were looking forward to this spring are wiped off your calendar. In the span of a few short days, my planner for ...

Fake News And Illusory Truth

Miriam Hoffman, IV Leader staff

March 5, 2020

Ah, yes, fake news, the ever-present talking point. Used by nearly everyone, everywhere, to criticize the media, other political parties, or people we just plain don’t like. With the wealth of information available to us in...

Keep Your Head Up, You’re Almost Through This

Sydney Johnson, Editor in Chief

December 2, 2019

Around this time of the year, it seems like everything is conspiring against us to make us feel like garbage. There’s cold weather, snow and exam season coming right around the corner. I wouldn’t blame you if you’re feeling...

Stop Watching Shows You Hate

October 10, 2019

I am a former “Riverdale” fan. Well, “fan” isn’t really accurate. I started watching the show because it was popular, and I wanted to be involved in the pop culture buzz. However, my interest ...


IV leader staff

August 29, 2019

Sometimes it's hard to read the news. Not because of the way articles are written, but because of their subject matter. It's nearly always depressing.   Another mass shooting. Another incident of police brutality. Another...

Lindsey Bennett, Maddi Loiselle, Hannah Smith and Sarah Tipton all pose for the camera at the IV Leader photo booth at Spirit Day 2016. Be sure to check out Spirit Day 2017.


August 31, 2017

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