Author: Deana Elhit

Posted on: December 10, 2021 Posted by: Deana Elhit Comments: 0

Shaw uses storytelling performances to shine light on mental health

By Deana Elhit, Editor-in-Chief After performing a theatrical true story about mental illness, literature and communications professor Shelita Shaw saw a need to create a curriculum focused on bettering mental health. Her goal was to create a safe and open space dedicated to destigmatizing mental illness for students and normalizing the conversation about getting help. “Wherever the mind goes, the body follows.” Shaw repeats this almost as a mantra. “If…

Posted on: December 10, 2021 Posted by: Deana Elhit Comments: 0

Editorial: Behind your holiday purchases could be child labor, sweatshops

Bithi, 15, was forced to work in a garment factory. Next up for the girl — an arranged marriage. (©2016 World Vision/photo by Mark Nonkes) By The Editorial Board As you buy presents for your loved ones this holiday season, you probably have a budget in mind. But that affordable sweater you’re considering may come at a high ethical price: forced labor, possibly even child labor. It’s crucial to acknowledge…

Posted on: December 3, 2021 Posted by: Deana Elhit Comments: 0

Looking to increase productivity? Time blocking may be the answer

Finals week is here, the busiest and most stressful time of the semester. Studying for multiple classes, going to work, taking care of your family and home – it can be too much to handle at once.  In a few months, we’ll be entering year two of the pandemic, yet we still find ourselves battling our dramatically changed schedules inside our homes, a place of distractions. To take advantage of…

Posted on: November 12, 2021 Posted by: Deana Elhit Comments: 0

New cannabis program trains students for expanding industry

By Deana Elhit, Editor-in-Chief Since the legalization of the recreational use of cannabis in Illinois on Jan. 1, 2020, the rapidly expanding cannabis dispensary industry has turned into a billion-dollar industry.  Immediate interest quickly turned into numbers of employees, though a lack of training became an issue. This situation led Moraine Valley to create the Cannabis Retail Specialist program, training students to provide them “employment or advancement opportunities in a…

Posted on: October 15, 2021 Posted by: Deana Elhit Comments: 0

Looking for a WNDRful time? Visit unique Chicago art museum

Photo by Deana Elhit By Deana Elhit, Editor-in-Chief Mirrored walls surround you. A column surprises you with an illusion once you peek inside. Reflective stainless steel balls, representing polka-dots, spread from floor to ceiling. Each detail represents infinity. “Polka-dots are a way to infinity,” says Yayoi Kusama, an iconic Japanese artist whose work is featured at Chicago’s WNDR museum. “Our earth is only one polka dot among a million stars…

Posted on: October 1, 2021 Posted by: Deana Elhit Comments: 0

Zwick shares Hispanic Heritage tales of myths, legends, curiosities

By Deana Elhit, Editor-in-Chief Aurora Zwick hopes to shine a light for students on the stories of their own cultures and traditions from their homelands. Zwick, who is manager of the English Language Learning Center, presented a series of myths, legends, and curiosities Friday in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.  “I think it’s important for us to know the Hispanic culture,” she said. “I know sometimes it’s hard for parents…

Posted on: October 1, 2021 Posted by: Deana Elhit Comments: 0

Academic VP Haney one of two finalists for president of Prairie State

By Deana Elhit, editor-in-chief, and Mariah Trujillo, news editor Pamela Haney, vice president of Academic Affairs, will officially be staying at Moraine Valley after nearly being named the new president of Prairie State College. On Thursday evening in a special session, the Board of Trustees at PSC appointed Michael D. Anthony as the college’s 17th president. Haney and Anthony were the two finalists for the position. Anthony was an internal…

Posted on: September 24, 2021 Posted by: Deana Elhit Comments: 0

EDITORIAL: Personal freedom shouldn’t come at expense of public safety

By The Glacier Editorial Board Personal freedom and public safety are in a constant battle when it comes to the coronavirus. Some people see vaccines and masks as a violation of freedom, while others say they are sacrificing their own freedom to ensure everyone’s safety. “Maintaining civil liberties and protecting the public can be a zero-sum game and difficult to balance,” said Kevin Navratil, political science professor and Democracy Commitment…