Author: Kirsten Duffy

Posted on: May 12, 2022 Posted by: Kirsten Duffy Comments: 0

Music production prof trains students to work with the stars

Photo by Kirsten Duffy By Kirsten Duffy, JRN 111 Student What do Snoop Dogg, Metallica, and Celine Dion have in common? Paul Murphy’s students. Murphy, who teaches music production and technology at Moraine Valley, has trained students to work with big-name artists as well as Disney, HBO, Showtime, Xbox 360, Marvel, Lego Cube and Call of Duty. Murphy’s job combines a lifelong passion for music with a passion for sharing…

Posted on: May 12, 2022 Posted by: Kirsten Duffy Comments: 0

Unseen dangers of Fentanyl crisis reach Chicago suburbs

Graphic by Sarah Schudt Editor’s note: If you or someone you know is suffering from drug addiction, please call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration at 1-800-662-4357.  By Kirsten Duffy, JRN 111 Student Mac Miller was a rising star as a rapper when his life was cut short in 2018 by a fentanyl overdose, leaving behind millions of fans as well as family and friends. Last month, one…

Posted on: March 4, 2022 Posted by: Kirsten Duffy Comments: 0

Motivated MV softball team sets sights on outright conference title

photo by mvcyclones.com By Kirsten Duffy, JRN 111 Student After a season-long battle last year with McHenry County College ending with a shared conference title, the Moraine Valley softball team is starting this season with hopes of capturing the title without the “co” label. “Last season was actually pretty good.” said Alexandria Palumbo, who is one of seven returning sophomores on the 15-member team. “We tied for first in conference,…

Posted on: February 18, 2022 Posted by: Kirsten Duffy Comments: 0

Stellar defense leads to blowout win for women’s basketball

Photo by Aidan McGuire Freshman Larisa Milenkovski goes for a shot in Wednesday’s game against Lake County. By Kirsten Duffy, JRN 111 Student Focusing on the old-fashioned fundamentals of defense, passing, and rebounding led the Cyclones women’s basketball team to an easy 63-47 victory Wednesday at home over College of Lake County. Coach Nariman Jaber says she values players who bring a passion for fundamentals.  “Heart and hustle I would…

Posted on: November 12, 2021 Posted by: Kirsten Duffy Comments: 0

Good vibes make Greta Van Fleet album rock

The rock band Greta Van Fleet’s purpose is to spread love, peace, unity and good energy—something they strive for in their most recent album, “The Battle at the Garden’s Gate.” The band will be spreading its good vibes throughout the Midwest as it takes the album on a 24-date tour in 2022 entitled Dreams in Gold. Tickets went on sale Friday for the tour, which begins in Kalamazoo, Mich., on…