Posted on: March 3, 2024 Posted by: Jermaine Logan Comments: 0

Curious about the backstory behind Moraine Valley Community College’s name and that of the student newspaper? Well, let’s dive into it!

Picture this: eons ago, glaciers ruled the landscape, carving and shaping the Earth as they moved. When these behemoths melted away, they left behind a unique feature called a moraine – a hodgepodge of rocks and sediment. Our main campus sits in a slight valley between two such moraines.
Now, fast forward to today, and you’ll find our college proudly sporting the name “Moraine Valley.” It’s a nod to the glacial past that molded the land we stand on. But we didn’t stop there! Our campus student newspaper team, The Glacier, takes inspiration from the relentless and steady flow of information, just like its icy namesake.

So, why all the fuss about glaciers and moraines? Because they represent resilience, change, and evolution – qualities we embrace here at Moraine Valley. Whether it’s shaping minds or staying informed, we’re all about making waves and leaving our mark on this ever-changing campus. So, next time you’re wandering the halls or catching up on our student made news, remember, our name isn’t just a name – it’s a testament to our commitment to growth, exploration, and the power of knowledge, and how that knowledge can transform lives.


On a small side note, I haven’t the faintest clue why our basketball team is called the Cyclones, but that’s neither here nor there. Frankly, it seems like a bit of a head-scratcher, leaving many of us wondering if there’s any real connection between our team and the name. Archived issues of The Glacier refer to the Running Rebels (likely the cross country teams), the Marauders (the basketball teams), and the Titans (once Moraine’s hockey team). The name “Cyclones” appears to have been adopted by the fall of 1999. Nonetheless, while the origins may be a mystery, maybe our the history will make a comeback to answer that question one day.