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Posted on: September 17, 2021 Posted by: JRN 111 Media Writing Comments: 0

‘Hope demands action’: Climate Reality talk outlines crisis, solutions

Photo courtesy of Jana Svec Climate change is leading to local effects such as flooding and drought, says environmental and earth science professor Jana Svec. By JRN 111 Students Climate change may seem like an impending doom, but there are “affordable and accessible” ways we can combat it, says Jana Svec, professor of environmental and earth science. “Must we change? Can we change? Will we change?” The answer to all…

Posted on: September 11, 2021 Posted by: JRN 111 Media Writing Comments: 0

Climate challenges, solutions to be explored in event

By Rosie Finnegan, JRN 111 Student It’s easy to see climate change as all “doom and gloom,” says Moraine library chair Troy Swanson, but while the problem is urgent, it is still solvable. That will be the theme of a talk Tuesday morning by earth science faculty member Jana Svec as part of the One Book One College program hosted by the library. The event is “Climate Reality: Catalyzing Solutions…

Posted on: September 5, 2021 Posted by: JRN 111 Media Writing Comments: 0

Students react to governor’s vaccine mandate for higher ed

Photo by Joey Fernandez Joseph Montaganl (left), who is not a Moraine student, along with Moraine science majors Abraham Jaramill and Kevin Szypulinski, take advantage of a vaccine clinic on campus. By JRN 111 Students Moraine Valley students had mixed reactions last week to a new mandate requiring all higher education students and employees in Illinois to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Gov. JB Pritzker issued the mandate Aug. 26 in…

Posted on: February 5, 2021 Posted by: JRN 111 Media Writing Comments: 0

Hybrid students, faculty return to ‘ghost town’ with mixed emotions

By JRN 111-Media Writing Students Only the occasional footprint track marred the thick blanket of snow on campus, the chill in the air heightening the feeling of loneliness. Although many students and faculty members returned to campus for hybrid courses this week, most classrooms remained dark, doors locked, as the smell of disinfectant wafted through hallways.   “It feels so weird…there’s no coffee!” said second-semester student Sherene Gurrola. “The book store…

Posted on: January 28, 2021 Posted by: JRN 111 Media Writing Comments: 0

Panel provides perspective on ‘insurrection, impeachment, inauguration’

Trump supporters gather in front of the Capitol. Jon Cherry / Getty Images / NBC News By Mariah Trujillo, Kaitlyn Davies, and Gabel Dardovski, JRN 111 Students The actions required to save our democracy, the threats that could cause it to crumble, and the implications of a new presidential administration were the topics of a panel discussion during a Moraine Valley Democracy Commitment event Wednesday morning. “We need to be…

Posted on: October 2, 2020 Posted by: JRN 111 Media Writing Comments: 0

Students, staff, faculty react to debate

By JRN 111-Media Writing Students Like many things this year, Tuesday night’s presidential debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden could be termed “unprecedented.” Students in JRN 111-Media Writing set out to obtain reactions from members of the Moraine community to the debate and whether it will influence how people vote. Many people expressed disgust or disappointment with the debate itself. “I am in agreement with…