Author: Connor Dore

Posted on: May 12, 2022 Posted by: Connor Dore Comments: 0

Voices of the Valley: Glacier editors on finding beauty in chaos

Connor Dore, Multimedia Editor On the last episode of Voices of the Valley, I sit down with the editors of The Glacier to reflect on the publication and the time we’ve spent together. We dive into our favorite memories, such as our trip down to Eastern Illinois University for a journalism conference, and reflect on how much growth we’ve seen since the beginning of the semester. Over the past year,…

Posted on: May 5, 2022 Posted by: Connor Dore Comments: 0

Voices of the Valley: Prof of Year David Viar on where a career can take you

Hosted by Connor Dore, Multimedia Editor On this week’s episode of Voices of the Valley, I sit down with Moraine’s Professor of the Year, David Viar, welding instructor and department chair for Mechanical Technologies. We talk about how his welding career led to different paths throughout his life, including strange jobs in the Chicagoland area, teaching people how to weld in Poland, and eventually becoming a professor at Moraine Valley.…

Posted on: April 28, 2022 Posted by: Connor Dore Comments: 0

Voices of the Valley: Craig Rosen on theatre as an art form

Hosted By Connor Dore, Multimedia Editor In this week’s episode of Voices of the Valley, I talk with theater professor Craig Rosen about his leadership of the Dorothy Menker Theatre at Moraine Valley. Rosen says he likes being hard on his students to help fuel their passion. We also find ourselves comparing the differences among theater performance, film performance and music performance. Rosen’s love for theater and teaching is on…

Posted on: April 21, 2022 Posted by: Connor Dore Comments: 0

Voices of the Valley: Carey Millsap-Spears on the influence of pop culture

Hosted by Connor Dore, Multimedia Editor In this week’s episode of Voices of the Valley, I sit down with Carey Millsap-Spears, a professor of communications and literature at Moraine Valley as well as an expert on popular culture. Our conversation delves into how conventions, cosplay, and science fiction bring communities together that otherwise might never meet–and how they can sometimes even predict the future.

Posted on: April 14, 2022 Posted by: Connor Dore Comments: 0

MV speech team wins national championship; three members also win gold

Photo by Aidan McGuire By Connor Dore, Multimedia Editor The Moraine Valley speech team ended its season with a national title once again, after doing it four times prior in 2006, 2010, 2013, and 2018. In this year’s national tournament in St. Louis, the team went head-to-head with 40 other schools, bringing home three gold medals, two silver, six bronze, and two coach awards. Team captain Aidan McGuire took gold…

Posted on: April 14, 2022 Posted by: Connor Dore Comments: 0

Voices of The Valley: Sabreen Absi on modern culture and self-growth

Hosted by Connor Dore, Multimedia Editor On this week’s episode of Voices of the Valley, I sit down with Sabreen Absi, a Moraine student majoring in biochemistry. We talk about what led her to choose that career path. Growing up as a Muslim girl and the oldest of seven kids, Absi stands to break the gender roles and social barriers set by her culture. We touch base on political issues…

Posted on: April 8, 2022 Posted by: Connor Dore Comments: 0

Voices of the Valley: MV students, faculty on the implications of online censorship

Hosted by Connor Dore, Multimedia editor On this week of Voices of the Valley, we return with a spin on our regular formula. Instead of sitting down with a guest, I interviewed various MV students and faculty to hear their respective opinions on censorship. I went around campus asking three essential questions: Does censoring online voices infringe on our freedom of speech? Is censorship good or bad? And just who…

Posted on: April 1, 2022 Posted by: Connor Dore Comments: 0

Voices of the Valley: Nick Stulga on his passion for music and wellness

Hosted by Connor Dore, Multimedia editor On this week’s episode of Voices of the Valley, I talk with the interesting and hilarious Nick Stulga, news editor of The Glacier, about his curiosity on different topics. We get right into music and how we both express ourselves artistically through the medium. Then, we move on to health and wellness, something Nick is passionate about. He even admits that he sings during…