Category: Features

Posted on: September 17, 2023 Posted by: Amarsina Valipourkarimi Comments: 0

Unlock the future of STEM at Moraine

Photo courtesy of MV STEM Club By Sina Valipourkarimi, Staff Writer In the ever-evolving landscape of education, Moraine Valley’s STEM Club stands as a shining beacon of innovation and opportunity. With a mission to cultivate curiosity, foster connections, and build a brighter future, this dynamic club has quickly become an essential part of the college experience. Join us as we explore the myriad benefits and exciting experiences that await those…

Posted on: September 10, 2023 Posted by: Glacier Staff Comments: 0

MV campus comes back to life at Fall Fest

Photo by Marcus Collins, Photo editor Maura Vizza, Communications Specialist and Sports Information Coordinator, surveys the giant chalkboard where students record what they value each year. By Amalia Thompson, Staff Writer As the leaves start to fall and the pumpkin spice fills the air, we know that fall is on its way. What this means for Moraine Valley students of course, is that it’s time for the first main event…

Posted on: May 14, 2023 Posted by: Glacier Staff Comments: 0

Contactless connections in post-COVID world lead to loneliness

As the scent of freshly ground coffee beans wafted throughout the C building, something was amiss at the newly built White Sheep Cafe. Where the cashier once stood a few weeks earlier, a massive touchscreen display was now installed. Students gathered in a line to order off this display while a single barista prepared the orders. There was an eerie quietness about the interaction–or lack thereof– between the students and…

Posted on: May 14, 2023 Posted by: Glacier Staff Comments: 0

Sing, paint, write: Creative expression helps fight anxiety

Graphic by James Landgraf By Abby Hobbs, JRN-111 Student Picture this: You settle down into your chair, accompanied by only a pen and paper. As you begin to journal about your stress-ridden thoughts, a sense of relief washes over you. The words flow from your mind and onto the page, and the tactical sensation of the paper beneath your fingertips grounds you.  With each word you write, you hear the…

Posted on: May 13, 2023 Posted by: Glacier Staff Comments: 0

Ash Hermosillo closes chapter on her time as Moraine librarian

By Niki Kowal, Arts & Entertainment Editor If someone wrote a book this semester on the Dr. Sylvia M. Jenkins Library, the first page would feature librarian Ash Hermosillo in action. Whether she’s getting body parts for anatomy students to study or grabbing podcast equipment, Hermosillo is one of the first–and brightest–characters library patrons will meet.  For the past two years, the 20-year-old Moraine Valley student has sat at the front…

Posted on: May 8, 2023 Posted by: Glacier Staff Comments: 0

Moraine helps preserve Illinois prairie space

Photo by Aidan McGuire By Aidan McGuire, News Editor A smell of smoke wafted through the air on campus earlier this semester. Students gathered at classroom windows, and in the parking lot, as they witnessed what appeared to be the campus of Moraine Valley burning to the ground. In reality, this was just one of the bi-yearly prescribed burns that Moraine organizes in the nature study area’s tall grass prairie…

Posted on: May 7, 2023 Posted by: Glacier Staff Comments: 0

Speech professor Owens-Klotz creates community in the classroom 

Photo by Glenn Carpenter By Abigail Niedospial, JRN-111 Student Marjorie Owens-Klotz has won many awards, but her classroom is where the award-winning moments happen. Speech fundamentals instructor Owens-Klotz is no stranger to the fear that occurs when it comes to public speaking. To counter it, she makes the experience more than just a class–she creates a community. “I work to make everyone as comfortable as possible in every classroom,” said…

Posted on: April 23, 2023 Posted by: Glacier Staff Comments: 0

MV artist Rita Jennings reveals the self behind the portrait

Rita Jennings shows one of her pieces, a family portrait, in the Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery. By Abby Hobbs, JRN 111 Student Her vibrant work often features playful and colorful backgrounds that are sure to catch the eye. Behind the whimsy, however, lies a personal narrative that has shaped both her life and art. Meet Rita Jennings, a 22-year-old student majoring in Studio Fine Arts. With three years at…