Author: Nick Stulga

Posted on: May 11, 2022 Posted by: Nick Stulga Comments: 0

Review: Arcade Fire album ‘WE’ buried by legacy of ‘Funeral’

Graphic by Sarah Schudt How do you go about topping a stellar debut album? This is the exact question the band Arcade Fire has been struggling with since the release of their 2004 debut “Funeral.” The album sent shockwaves through music culture, changing indie rock as we knew it then. However, their most recent album “WE” is just more proof that “Funeral” can’t be topped, even by the band that…

Posted on: April 26, 2022 Posted by: Nick Stulga Comments: 0

COLUMN: Controversial Musk captaining the Twitter ship could lead to Titanic failure

Graphic by Sarah Schudt Even before the coronavirus lockdown could begin, Elon Musk was frantically tapping away at his keyboard on his Twitter account. In one of his most controversial moments on the platform he wrote, “The coronavirus panic is dumb.” And even then, more than 1.5 million people responded by liking the Tweet. Twitter did nothing about it. The tweet is still available to this day. All of this…

Posted on: April 21, 2022 Posted by: Nick Stulga Comments: 0

After funding gap, weekly COVID testing at Moraine resumes under SHIELD

Graphic by Sarah Schudt By Nick Stulga, News Editor On-campus COVID testing resumed April 18, after nearly a month in which unvaccinated students were on an honor system that did not require them to submit a negative test via Cleared4Class. From the time the testing program began last fall in response to a mandate from Gov. J.B. Pritzker, students who refused to comply faced the possibility of stiff penalties for…

Posted on: April 14, 2022 Posted by: Nick Stulga Comments: 0

Response to Ukraine has some asking why similar empathy isn’t shown in other conflicts

Refugees from Ukraine (photo by dailyrecord.co.uk) and Palestine (photo by Reuters). By Nick Stulga, News Editor When Russia invaded Ukraine several weeks ago, the outpouring of empathy was immediate and immense. Americans expressed their support for the Ukrainian people who were suffering. Donations poured in from around the country. But some people, including students and staff at Moraine Valley, are wondering why conflicts in the Middle East and Africa have…

Posted on: April 8, 2022 Posted by: Nick Stulga Comments: 0

Glacier dominates state journalism awards, bringing home 25

By Nick Stulga, News Editor The Glacier, Moraine Valley’s student-run publication, was named Best Student Media in the state Friday at the Illinois Community College Journalism Association conference held at Eastern Illinois University. The publication took home a total of 25 awards–including News Story of the Year and Reporter of the Year–surpassing last year’s haul of 14 awards. The contest was judged by professional journalists from around the state. The…

Posted on: April 1, 2022 Posted by: Nick Stulga Comments: 0

War overseas skyrockets gas prices at home, creating hardships for students

Photo by Marcus Collins, edited by Sarah Schudt By Nick Stulga, News Editor Psychology major Rose Tharakan says her sister’s car was stolen recently on her college campus. When it was eventually returned, she joked that the perpetrator “couldn’t afford the gas prices so he gave it back.” Although she is trying hard to make light of the situation, Tharakan is astounded by how much gas costs now. “My heart…

Posted on: March 25, 2022 Posted by: Nick Stulga Comments: 0

With next COVID spike likely, cut in funding forces halt to testing on campus

Graphic by Sarah Schudt By Nick Stulga, News Editor As a new, highly transmissible variant spreads rapidly across Europe, health officials are concerned that the U.S. could be in for another surge in COVID-19 cases. Meanwhile, mask mandates have been lifted around the country, including in Illinois. And here at Moraine Valley, COVID testing and the use of Cleared4Class have come to a halt. All of this raises questions: Are…

Posted on: March 11, 2022 Posted by: Nick Stulga Comments: 0

Local church overwhelmed with more than 5 tons of donations set for Ukraine

Photo by Marcus Collins By Nick Stulga, News Editor As humanitarian needs increase exponentially for the millions of Ukrainians displaced by war with Russia, the Palos Hills community–including Moraine Valley–is stepping up to help in a big way. People from the area surrounding the Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Palos Hills rallied together to bring in an astounding amount of donations, with the first shipment alone weighing…