Author: Jack Zampillo

Posted on: May 6, 2021 Posted by: Jack Zampillo Comments: 0

Many universities will require COVID-19 vaccine for fall; Moraine will not

By Jack Zampillo, Opinion Editor If you’re transferring to another college or university in the fall, you might be required to be vaccinated. Or you might be able to go to class without a mask. As colleges across the country seek a safe way to return to full-capacity classrooms, approaches vary widely, with some raising ethical concerns. At one school in Michigan, students are required to wear a device that…

Posted on: May 6, 2021 Posted by: Jack Zampillo Comments: 0

New Thomas Rhett album tells a good story

Thomas Rhett is back.   The pop-country superstar released his 6th album, “Country Again: Side A” last weekend featuring 8 new singles, a duet, and the billboard top 50 track titled “What’s Your Country Song.” Every Thomas Rhett song tells a story. “Die a Happy Man” entrenches us in the love Rhett has for his wife, Lauren Akins. “Marry Me” tells an emotional rollercoaster of a story in which Rhett vocalizes…

Posted on: April 29, 2021 Posted by: Jack Zampillo Comments: 0

From coma to Russia: For King, all roads lead back to Moraine

By Jack Zampillo, Opinion Editor & JRN 111 Student He’s a math professor. A husband. A father. And most importantly, Jason King is a survivor. We normally spend the ages of 19 to 22 finding our place in the world—pursuing our dreams and having fun. But the beginning of Jason King’s college career was anything but enjoyable. “When I was 19, my body started sending me signals that something was…

Posted on: April 29, 2021 Posted by: Jack Zampillo Comments: 0

Poetry published on sidewalk near D building

Photos by Jack Zampillo If you’re passing through campus between classes, take a walk by the D building, where you’ll find a sidewalk filled with meaningful poetry. As part of its One Book program, the library encouraged members of the Moraine community to “share poetry with the world” beginning in April for National Poetry Month. Amani Wazwaz, professor of literature and communications, spent more than two hours writing one of…

Posted on: April 10, 2021 Posted by: Jack Zampillo Comments: 0

Packed stadium in Texas poses irresponsible COVID threat

If you’re an avid sports fan anxiously awaiting the opportunity to return to your favorite team’s stadium, get in line. Literally.  Tickets to see my beloved Cubbies are limited and expensive. Following Chicago’s COVID rules, the Cubs are allowing jut 25 percent of Wrigley Field to be occupied by fans, with distancing and mask regulations in place. It’ll be some time before the masses flood the Friendly Confines again.  A…

Posted on: March 29, 2021 Posted by: Jack Zampillo Comments: 0

Tension, home runs, fantastic finishes: Cyclones split doubleheader with it all

Andrew Tenison celebrates a three-run homer with teammate John Gonsalves. By Jack Zampillo, Opinion Editor Despite the frigid March air, the bats were on fire in Friday’s doubleheader between Moraine Valley and the Morton College Panthers.  The Cyclones took one of two games at the Kroc Center, stealing the first in exhilarating fashion by a score of 6-5, and dropping the second 9-7.  Game one was intensely contested throughout, and…

Posted on: March 11, 2021 Posted by: Jack Zampillo Comments: 0

Women’s volleyball falls to Waubonsee, takes second loss of season

By Jack Zampillo, Opinion Editor With no fans in attendance, the only sounds at Wednesday night’s women’s volleyball home game were the voices of players and coaches, cheering from the bench or blending into screams of “OUT!” Yet communication was key to the Cyclones’ 3-1 loss to Waubonsee Community College, their first conference loss of the season. “Our energy needs to be brought up,” said sophomore outside hitter Brianna Knezz.…

Posted on: March 4, 2021 Posted by: Jack Zampillo Comments: 0

Women’s volleyball to face Waubonsee Wednesday

By Jack Zampillo, Opinion Editor Women’s volleyball is back in full swing at Moraine Valley, with a packed seven-game slate this month including a home matchup Wednesday against the Waubonsee Community College Chiefs. The Cyclones took a tough loss to Triton College in their season opener on Feb. 10. Despite being swept in three sets, the women’s confidence in each other hasn’t wavered. In 2020, the team went 26-9 overall.…