Category: Features

Posted on: January 22, 2020 Posted by: Glacier Staff Comments: 0

Fun Winter Activities

Pam Wilinski Editor-in-Chief It’s no doubt that Chicago is a hub of activity throughout the year, but when the winter winds begin to blow through, they bring a flurry of fun festivities to enjoy. Ice skating is availbale at a number of locations: next to the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink in Millennium Park. Free admission, and skate rental is between $13 – $15. Maggie Daley Skating Ribbon also has free…

Posted on: January 22, 2020 Posted by: Glacier Staff Comments: 0

Welcome, Amanda – Student Life Manager

Mirta Guerra News Editor Student Life welcomed Amanda O’Connor as the new Student Life Manager in October. She joined the team after former Student Life Manager, Demetrius Robinson, left Moraine for McHenry County Community College.  O’Connor described her excitement and enjoyment for Student Life. She has always had a passion for clubs and organizations, and gained previous experience while working at Waubonsee Community College. She also spent a year in…

Posted on: January 22, 2020 Posted by: Jan Kopischke Comments: 0

Single Moms using to Cope?

Young single mothers are superheroes! Whether it is due to social expectations or natural caregiving instincts, they bear more responsibilities than anyone should. Women are expected to be sole providers, keep the kids fed, keep the home clean, and so much more. Adding in a college education is a major feat! Many young mothers trying to juggle multiple roles find themselves stressed and worn out. Not surprisingly one of the…

Posted on: January 22, 2020 Posted by: Glacier Staff Comments: 0

Walk a Mile in My Shoes: An Immigrant

Carolyn Thill COM 101 Student No one on the bus heading to Jordan, Lebanon had paperwork yet to leave Iraq.  Boys could not be on the bus unless they were serving in the military.  Soldiers with machine guns came aboard for inspection.  John Youkana and his brother had to hide in a special place on the bus where they would not be seen.  If the soldiers had found them, they…

Posted on: November 21, 2019 Posted by: Jan Kopischke Comments: 0

Physiological Effects of Substance Use on Women

Shaunna Randazzo, Angela Aggen, and Allie Nickson Addiction Studies Students College age women come in all shapes and sizes. They differ from age to background. Despite these differences, substance use will take a physical toll on their bodies and health in much the same way. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH), even short-term drug and alcohol use can have an impact on women’s health. Short-term effects such…

Posted on: November 21, 2019 Posted by: Jan Kopischke Comments: 0

Kute Kards for Kids

Carmen Tedeschi Outside Contributor Christian Fellowship is a club on the MVCC campus which focuses on life applications of the Bible: its values, beliefs, and teachings of Jesus Christ and His message of discipleship.  We encourage friendship and fellowship among all ethnicities and backgrounds. Typically, we have a small Bible study time and then discuss important relevant topics, promotion of the club, club activities, and relay information from Student Life. …

Posted on: November 21, 2019 Posted by: Jan Kopischke Comments: 0

What’s Love got to do with It?

Souzan Naser Counseling Center Although, October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, elevated conversations on how domestic violence affects college students should take place all year round. Domestic Violence Awareness Month is a designated time to honor those who have lost their lives to abuse, to celebrate those who have survived violence, and a time to recognize and connect advocates who struggle to put an end to violence against individuals.  …

Posted on: November 21, 2019 Posted by: Glacier Staff Comments: 0

Walk a Mile in My Shoes: A Veteran

Will Karopulos Outside Contributor As Mike Smith coiled himself up in a 4×4 ft blanket with one of his buddies, many thoughts rushed through his head. Smith asked himself, “Will I make it out alive? Why am I doing this?” He was holding a loaded rifle and keeping watch in one of Germany’s tallest mountains. The blanket didn’t even wrap around their brawny builds fully. The barrel of his gun…