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Posted on: May 12, 2022 Posted by: Christina Weszelits Comments: 0

As U.S. colleges see mental health crisis, Moraine scrambles to meet growing need

Graphic by Sarah Schudt By Christina Weszelits, JRN 111 Student Erik Severson was a kind, funny, athletic young man who only wanted to help people and always viewed the world in a positive light. “He would come off as very shy, but once you got to know him, he was extremely funny, and his smile could light up a room,” said his mother, Theresa Severson of Aurora. “He also championed…

Posted on: May 12, 2022 Posted by: Lily Ligeska Comments: 0

While scientists stage stunts in support of climate issue, Moraine lacks urgency

Graphic by Sarah Schudt By Lily Ligeska, JRN 111 Student In the next century, the world can expect to see a rise of 40 degrees Fahrenheit on average, with some temperatures reaching 140 degrees. Moraine Valley students 100 years from now, instead of walking around campus in a comfortable 80 degrees, will experience an unbearable 120 degrees.  With the climate crisis edging toward a point of no return, scientists and…

Posted on: May 10, 2022 Posted by: Jenna Abusalim Comments: 0

What’s behind Chicago’s spike in carjackings? MV criminal justice professors weigh in

Graphics by Sarah Schudt By Jenna Abusalim, JRN 111 Student The year 2020 had the highest number of carjackings seen in Chicago since 2001. Between 2019 and 2020, carjackings rose 135 percent, from 603 cases in Chicago to more than 1,400. This number spiked by another 44 percent at the end of 2021, and data suggests 2022 will be no better. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, just this year, the…

Posted on: May 5, 2022 Posted by: Emma Gomez Comments: 0

Professors find upholding academic rigor challenging post-pandemic

Graphics by Sarah Schudt By Emma Gomez, Arts & Entertainment Editor Professors at Moraine Valley have recently had to step back and reassess their courses, weighing academic rigor against the stress of a mentally taxing pandemic. Academic rigor, by definition, means to keep high or challenging standards for students, allowing teachers to set the pace for their courses in terms of difficulty. Professors around the world gave their input on rigor…

Posted on: April 28, 2022 Posted by: Lily Ligeska Comments: 0

If you suffer from anxiety, you’re not alone, annual psych event shows

Graphic by Sarah Schudt By Lily Ligeska, JRN 111 Student More than 40 million people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with a treatable anxiety disorder. That’s equivalent to the entire population of Canada. This was just one of the facts about mental health awareness discussed in the Moraine psychology department’s 15th annual talk, “Anxiety 101: Understanding and Managing It.” The event was held Thursday via WebEx. The talk covered…

Posted on: April 28, 2022 Posted by: Mariah Trujillo Comments: 0

Anyone can fall victim to domestic violence, Depp trial shows

By Mariah Trujillo, Editor-in-Chief By now, most of us know about the defamation case filed by actor Johnny Depp against his former partner, Amber Heard, over an op-ed Heard wrote claiming to be a survivor of domestic abuse. The trial has become a spectacle of “he said, she said,” with both parties saying the other is the true abuser. “It sounds like they were in a very toxic relationship and…

Posted on: April 21, 2022 Posted by: Lily Ligeska Comments: 0

‘Anxiety 101’ focus of mental health talk Thursday

Photo by pxhere.com By Lily Ligeska, JRN 111 Student Anxiety may be the new norm in 2022, but that doesn’t mean we can’t learn to manage it better. That’s the focus of Moraine Valley psychology department’s 15th annual mental health program. The event will take place Thursday via WebEx and will feature therapists Courtney DeCarlo and Kelly Olenski. Why anxiety for 2022? Organizers point to the pandemic as well as…

Posted on: April 21, 2022 Posted by: Nick Stulga Comments: 0

After funding gap, weekly COVID testing at Moraine resumes under SHIELD

Graphic by Sarah Schudt By Nick Stulga, News Editor On-campus COVID testing resumed April 18, after nearly a month in which unvaccinated students were on an honor system that did not require them to submit a negative test via Cleared4Class. From the time the testing program began last fall in response to a mandate from Gov. J.B. Pritzker, students who refused to comply faced the possibility of stiff penalties for…