Author: Joey Fernandez

Posted on: October 15, 2021 Posted by: Joey Fernandez Comments: 0

Despite injury-riddled season, women’s cross-country hopeful for conference title

Photo by mvcyclones.com The Cyclones ran all five athletes for the first time this season at the Ranger Open in Kenosha, WI on Oct 2. The women placed third among the small field. By Joey Fernandez, Sports Editor Women’s cross-country has had to deal with a season full of adversity. With two out of the five runners on the team battling injuries throughout the fall, the team ran the first…

Posted on: September 24, 2021 Posted by: Joey Fernandez Comments: 0

Overrated Padres’ cold stretch no surprise; underrated Blue Jays prepared for playoff push

2021 has been one of the most memorable Major League Baseball seasons of all time. This may sound like recency bias, but I truly believe the storylines are unmatched, starting with superstar two-way player Shohei Ohtani, who has set the world on fire with all-star seasons from the mound and the batter’s box. And we’re seeing the most current all-stars being moved at the trade deadline in more than 50…

Posted on: September 20, 2021 Posted by: Joey Fernandez Comments: 0

With success par for the course, Men’s Golf drives toward postseason

By: Joey Fernandez, Sports Editor The MVCC men’s golf season has been filled with success. Led by coach Matthew Lovelace, the team has driven up the rankings in conference with four consecutive second place finishes before last Thursday’s match. Lovelace believes that this team would be the clear leader in conference most years if it weren’t for College of Lake County having the success that it has had. “Based on…

Posted on: September 12, 2021 Posted by: Joey Fernandez Comments: 0

Men’s cross country looks to conquer conference title once again

Photo by mvcyclones.com Joey Fernandez, Sports Editor Moraine Valley’s men’s cross country coach Dimitri Dimizas believes the 2021 season has a deeper meaning than in previous years.  With successes throughout all of last season, the team was left searching for more after a conference title.  Due to COVID protocols, which restricted the ability to have a regional or national championship, the team was unable to advance farther than running within…

Posted on: May 6, 2021 Posted by: Joey Fernandez Comments: 0

As tax deadline looms, some students struggle with financial literacy

By Joey Fernandez, Arts & Entertainment Editor While you’re busy completing final projects and studying for exams, don’t forget about another important deadline: filing your taxes by Monday, May 17. Many college students battle with the basics of financial literacy, struggling with budgeting or saving money to pay bills. Often, filing taxes can be a struggle. “There were some unknown questions and troubles I had throughout the process,” said sophomore…

Posted on: April 29, 2021 Posted by: Joey Fernandez Comments: 0

Red hot Cyclones unveil new home field

Joey Fernandez, Arts and Entertainment Editor The Cyclones baseball team has recently unveiled a revamped field on April 17 with a sweep of Elgin Community College in their double header winning 1-0 and 7-2. Sophomore pitcher Brett Renken threw a complete game shutout in the first game. In light of the new addition to MVCC, the athletic department has decided to hold a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially introduce the…

Posted on: April 22, 2021 Posted by: Joey Fernandez Comments: 0

And the Oscar goes to…Ten best winners over the past 50 years

Inspired by this weekend’s Academy Awards, I decided to give you a list of my favorite Oscar winners from the past 50 years. Here is the list, based solely on my own enjoyment of the films. See if you agree with my picks. 10. ‘Birdman’ (2015) “Birdman” is one of the more unusual films on my list. Michael Keaton stars in the film as an egotistical sociopath version of himself…

Posted on: April 8, 2021 Posted by: Joey Fernandez Comments: 0

Fresh hire Norris brings European roots, fiery coaching style to women’s soccer

Joey Fernandez, Arts and Entertainment Editor Gerry Norris is not afraid to speak his mind to his players. The newly hired women’s soccer head coach is known for his outgoing coaching style and competitive nature. “I like to win but I’d like to win playing football,” he said. “A win is a win but I like to be very demanding. Very aggressive and very demanding. I am not a quiet…