Author: Mariah Trujillo

Posted on: November 12, 2021 Posted by: Mariah Trujillo Comments: 0

As world wrestles with climate crisis, Moraine’s sustainability efforts on pause

Photo by Marcus Collins Moraine Valley provides electric vehicle charging stations on campus as part of its sustainability efforts. By Mariah Trujillo, News Editor While the world’s leaders work to solve the climate crisis, Moraine Valley has lost its sustainability manager and has no immediate plans to replace her, and the college may be falling behind on President Sylvia Jenkins’ pledge to become carbon neutral by 2042. Moraine’s sustainability efforts…

Posted on: October 29, 2021 Posted by: Mariah Trujillo Comments: 0

MV’s Table 67 serves up promising chefs, divine dishes at exclusive wine dinner

Photo by Marcus Collins Students Victor Casco, Jose Rangel and Nick McGurry prepare to serve a wine dinner at Moraine’s new restaurant Thursday. By Mariah Trujillo, News Editor The moment you walk in, you’re greeted by four gentlemen dressed in classy black and white clothing, eager to take your coat. Snow-white table cloths gently drape over every table, with colorful flowers at the center of each one. Silverware is carefully…

Posted on: October 22, 2021 Posted by: Mariah Trujillo Comments: 0

Halloween 5K returns to raise scholarship funds

Runners race in costume in Moraine’s 2019 Halloween 5K, the last time the annual event was held due to the COVID-19 pandemic. By Anais Rangel, JRN 111 Student This Saturday, groups of all ages dressed in all sorts of eye-catching costumes will be running together, laughing, cheering, and ultimately, racing towards the finish line.  On Saturday, Oct. 30, the Moraine Valley Health, Fitness & Recreation Center will be teaming up…

Posted on: October 22, 2021 Posted by: Mariah Trujillo Comments: 0

Prepare for fright before Halloween night

By Mariah Trujillo, News Editor There is nothing like the feeling of walking over crunching leaves when a hint of pumpkin spice and a cool breeze stops you in your tracks. As perfect as it may sound, why is there that lurking feeling of being watched? Could the nail-biting tales told before Halloween night have some truth to them? And could you be the main character?  Whether you’re looking to…

Posted on: October 8, 2021 Posted by: Mariah Trujillo Comments: 0

Gabby Petito case unmasks signs of domestic violence

Gabby Petito, in the last photo uploaded to her Instagram page. By Mariah Trujillo, News Editor, and Emma Chudy, Contributor When Gabby Petito first disappeared, most people did not expect her fiance to be named a person of interest in her murder; they were a “match made in heaven” after all. Last week, Petito’s remains were found in Wyoming’s Bridger-Teton National Forest. The search for her fiance, Brian Laundrie, continues…

Posted on: April 29, 2021 Posted by: Mariah Trujillo Comments: 0

As community college enrollment drops nationwide, Moraine works to find new normal

Graphics by Sarah Kauffman By Mariah Trujillo, JRN 111 Student Just before the pandemic rocked the nation, Julia Barrientos Rosales, a second-year student at Moraine Valley, planned to further her education and pursue a career in teaching Spanish. Rosales felt she was finally on the right path, but just as she was about to take the next step, she found herself trapped behind CDC regulations. “During my second semester, the…

Posted on: April 29, 2021 Posted by: Mariah Trujillo Comments: 0

Psych event to cover how to move forward mentally

By Mariah Trujillo, JRN 111 Student If you’re curious about the mental indent left from the previous year as well as positive ways to cope with extensive trauma, join the psychology department on Wednesday for part two of Moraine Valley’s 14th annual psychology department mental health program. The follow up event of “Your Brain in Times of Adversity: Stress and Finding Resilience” will be held via WebEx and presented by…

Posted on: April 4, 2021 Posted by: Mariah Trujillo Comments: 0

New MV police chief loves college energy, connecting with students

By Mariah Trujillo, JRN 111 Student Like many students out of high school, Patrick Treacy didn’t know what he wanted to do with his future. Treacy felt he had three options: work, the military or further education. He had no idea he would one day be named the police chief of Moraine Valley Community College, a place where he would one day help students find their own path. Treacy took…