Category: Opinions

Posted on: October 8, 2021 Posted by: Marcus Collins Comments: 0

EDITORIAL: Block on Texas abortion law a win for women’s rights nationwide

By The Glacier Editorial Board On Sept. 1, Texas released one of the most restrictive laws in this country, banning abortions past six weeks of pregnancy, even in cases of rape or incest. Last week, in a victory for women, the law was temporarily blocked, allowing abortions to continue. Unfortunately, on Friday the block was removed, taking women’s human rights with it.  “The devastation is just immeasurable at this point,”…

Posted on: October 7, 2021 Posted by: Delilah Wietsach Comments: 0

Student Trustee: Follow protocols to partake in October fun

Photo by Pam Wilinski Be honest, who doesn’t enjoy some sweater weather? As the leaves shift and change colors, Moraine Valley does as well. As our campus continues to operate both virtually, and in person, Here are some reminders of October events. As COVID protocols continue, our campus follows the Governor’s mask and vaccine mandates, in which we are to wear masks inside building and maintain a social distance of…

Posted on: October 1, 2021 Posted by: Rosie Finnegan Comments: 0

Fight for your right to party: concerts and COVID

Picture this: You are at a fairly small music venue, with one or two rows of people between you and the stage. The bass is thumping, and you can feel every drumbeat as if it’s your own heartbeat. The lead singer keeps looking in your direction, and it wouldn’t be far off to assume that he’s actually looking in your direction. An electricity is in the air as everyone around…

Posted on: September 24, 2021 Posted by: Deana Elhit Comments: 0

EDITORIAL: Personal freedom shouldn’t come at expense of public safety

By The Glacier Editorial Board Personal freedom and public safety are in a constant battle when it comes to the coronavirus. Some people see vaccines and masks as a violation of freedom, while others say they are sacrificing their own freedom to ensure everyone’s safety. “Maintaining civil liberties and protecting the public can be a zero-sum game and difficult to balance,” said Kevin Navratil, political science professor and Democracy Commitment…

Posted on: September 5, 2021 Posted by: COM 154 Students Comments: 0

20 years since 9/11: Reflecting on Islamophobia, generational differences, changing family ideals

Growing up as a Muslim in America post-9/11, my identity always felt like something I had to hide. Not out of being embarrassed, but to protect myself. To avoid being targeted. Not only am I Muslim, but I’m also Arab-Palestinian. Non-Arabs see this identity as political, but the name itself is engraved into my soul. Hiding my heritage and identity is something I’ve known my whole life. When I was…

Posted on: August 29, 2021 Posted by: Delilah Wietsach Comments: 0

Student Trustee Delilah Weitasch: Welcome back!

Students and staff of Moraine Valley, welcome back to campus for our 2021 fall semester! I know many are sobbing about the end of summer vacation, and trust me, I’m feeling emotional, too, but that does not mean that this is the end of the world. Actually, we take another step closer to our career goals as another school year launches. As our campus opens, we can cheer about taking…

Posted on: May 9, 2021 Posted by: Delilah Wietsach Comments: 0

New student trustee strives to help students transition to college setting

Staff and students at Moraine Valley Community College, it is so wonderful to meet you! My name is Delilah Wietasch and I’m absolutely honored and looking forward to being your Student Trustee for the 2021-2022 school year. I came to Moraine Valley with the purpose of seeking higher education and the determination to become a teacher. As the second Student Trustee to be sworn in online, I’m ready to help…