Category: News

Posted on: October 22, 2021 Posted by: Ethan Holesha Comments: 0

MV literary contest winners advance to Skyway conference

By Mariah Trujillo, News Editor, and Ethan Holesha, Features Editor In a dark world with nothing but echoing silence, words can become one’s only solace. Some people see writing as the only way to express the words they would never dare to say. Others, like the students who competed in this year’s MV Literary Competition, are brave enough to share their masterpieces with the world. Winners of the 2021 competition…

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 15, 2021 Posted by: Ethan Holesha Comments: 0

More than 4,000 students apply for vaccine tuition credit

Photo by Marcus Collins Moraine culinary students Carmen Ortiz and Bernadette Sarabia show their green Cleared4Class screens to show proof of their vaccinations/negative COVID tests. By Mariah Trujillo, News Editor, and Ethan Holesha, Managing Editor Using both the carrot and stick approach toward getting students vaccinated against COVID-19 appears to be working at Moraine. Across the country, governments and private businesses have been luring people with “carrots” — incentives ranging…

Posted on: October 15, 2021 Posted by: Marcus Collins Comments: 0

Big Pink volleyball raises more than $1,000 for breast cancer awareness

By Marcus Collins, Photo Editor It might seem like orange is the color for October, but in the Moraine FitRec building Thursday afternoon, pink took over. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, so the FitRec teamed up with Student Life to sponsor a new event: the Big Pink Volleyball Tournament. Members of the Moraine community were encouraged to sign up in teams of 10, at a cost of $5 per…

Posted on: October 15, 2021 Posted by: Marcus Collins Comments: 0

Climate change endangering tropical islands: expert to outline steps to help

Photo by P. Hughes / CC-BY-SA-3.0 By Marcus Collins, JRN 111 Student Caribbean islands are a beautiful sight, a place most people view as a vacation getaway. The inhabitants of these islands have their own way of life. But what happens if the islands are wiped away by hurricanes, floods or warming oceans? On Wednesday, the MVCC library is sponsoring an online public event to discuss how climate change is having…

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: October 8, 2021 Posted by: Rosie Finnegan Comments: 0

Gray: Racial trauma damages mental health of generations

Photo by Marcus Collins Moraine counselor Shanya Gray leads a discussion of how racism affects mental health. By Rosie Finnegan, JRN 111 Student Racism can manifest as a trauma for people that becomes ingrained in their DNA, being passed down for generations, says Moraine Valley counselor Shanya Gray. As part of Mental Health Awareness Week at Moraine, Gray held a workshop Thursday in room S223 to discuss how racism affects…

Posted on: October 7, 2021 Posted by: Ethan Holesha Comments: 0

Green means go to class with new access pass; zero compliance problems so far

Photo by Ethan Holesha Sophomore student Ethan Campagna shows his green screen on the updated Cleared4Class system. A green screen shows proof of vaccination or proof of a negative COVID test for Moraine Valley students and staff. By Ethan Holesha, Features Editor, and Mariah Trujillo, News Editor Although the number of vaccinated students at Moraine has more than doubled since Gov. J.B. Pritzker issued a mandate in early September, only…