Author: Deana Elhit

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…

Posted on: September 5, 2021 Posted by: Deana Elhit Comments: 0

Professor of the Year Sweis-Dababneh opens minds to Arabic culture

By Deana Elhit, Editor-in-Chief Arabic is a complicated, difficult language to learn, but teaching it is a passion for Maha Sweis-Dababneh.  When she came to the U.S. from Jordan in 2007, Sweis-Dababneh brought her dedication to spreading the knowledge of her native language. She created the first Arabic courses at Moraine Valley that year. Since then, she has never stopped inspiring students, opening minds and creating enthusiasm. Her innovative methods…

Posted on: March 5, 2021 Posted by: Deana Elhit Comments: 0

Army medic’s story inspires scholarship for vets

By Deana Elhit, Staff Writer It started when Nikki Payson met a nursing student who was in the Army working as a field medic. He told her that he needed to retake classes for certification in order to work as a civilian, but he was given a limited amount of time to complete his classes before the funding ran out from the Veterans Administration. Payson, who works as server administrator…

Posted on: January 23, 2021 Posted by: Deana Elhit Comments: 0

Sign of the times: Students learn ASL via Zoom

By Deana Elhit, Features Editor Learning a new language online can be difficult, especially when there is no sound involved. Madeline Fabris discovered her love for ASL when she attended her brother’s wrestling match. One of the players was Deaf. As the coach would yell at the Deaf wrestler, beside him was the interpreter, screaming with his hands. “It was super intense and exciting. It was awesome,” she said.  Fabris,…

Posted on: December 12, 2020 Posted by: Deana Elhit Comments: 0

For festive fun, make MV chef’s sugar cookies

By Deana Elhit, Features Editor Jeanne Kraus, who teaches Basic Food Theory, tells us her favorite holiday treat and her recipe to make it at home. During the holidays, she enjoys baking simple sugar cookies and decorating them with royal icing. “Each year I focus on a couple different cookie shapes and bag them up and give them as gifts,” said Kraus. These cookies have a great shelf life, says…