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Trump administration faces backlash in U.S., world

Donald J. Trump was officially sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, January 20. During the inauguration, peaceful as well as threatening protests erupted in Washington, D.C. to raise voices against the seemingly unpopular man. News coverage followed the ceremonies of the day and showed the response of the American people. While the inauguration was shown to have significantly less attendees than in the past, the true force of solidarity was seen on January 21. Women all across the United States, and across the world joined, in a march to promote the unity and equality of women. It was one of the largest movements worldwide and the future goal of the Women’s March is to make this peaceful protest into a social impact that produces a change in the political world.

January 2017 RVC events

The 2017 spring semester has begun at Rock Valley College, and already there is no shortage in upcoming events for January.  

The college campus will be closed on Monday the 16 in observance of Martin Luther King Junior Day.  

In the world of basketball, there are different events to choose from to attend:
Tonight at 5:30 p.m., the women’s basketball team will face Malcolm X College in the Physical Education Center. The men’s and women’s teams will both be playing against Milwaukee Area Technical College on January 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the PEC. On the 21, Rock Valley College will host the fourth annual Rumble in the Rock basketball tournament beginning at 10 am and will feature four Rockford area high schools as well at RVC’s own basketball teams. After the tournament, the Golden Eagles will come up against Triton College with the women playing at 4 p.m. and the men playing at 8 p.m.
Madison College’s teams will travel to RVC’s PEC on the 25 to play against the women at 5:30 p.m. and the men at 7:30 p.m.
On the 28, Joliet Junior College will play the women’s basketball team at 1 p.m. and the men’s team at 3 p.m.

January 18 is the last day that students are able to drop a spring semester class in order to receive a refund.

Can it really be done? Nike embarks on 2 hour marathon

Dating back to its inception in Ancient Greece, the marathon has been notably considered one of the hardest feats a person can accomplish. In today’s modern era, elite runners have tested their physical and mental limitations to cover the 26.2 mile distance in as little time possible. But recently, multinational sports giant Nike has dared the impossible. In most track or road races, such as the marathon, there are benchmarks or standards as we like to call them, that separate the casual runner and the professional racers. If an ordinary runner can break 3 hours in the marathon, that is seen as above average.

Golden Eagles men’s basketball exhibit strength, lose by one

The Rock Valley Golden Eagles played at home against the Ancilla College Chargers in their Inaugural December Classic games at The Nest (PEC) on Friday night on December 2. The Golden Eagles were 0-1 since leaving the Thanksgiving Classic at a current record of 6-3 and the Chargers were at 5-1 record entering the game. 1st Half:

Malique Ross (2) led a good start to help RVC take the lead with two 3 pointers. Ancilla’s Gary Bonds (4) then dominated the court for a little over four minutes with a dunk, a 3 pointer, a basket, and a block. When RVC subbed in Jace Kitchen (23) there was noticeable production beginning to follow, but Ancilla’s Andrew Jones became a headache for the next four minutes with two 3 pointers and two baskets.

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Understanding how to build a resume that truly exhibits who you are is hard. Let the Valley Forge help with this grahpic on how to create a unique resume, without causing too much stress!

How to ace your finals, study tips from the Valley Forge

College students are accustomed to stress. With all the essays, projects, exams and quizzes we have to prepare for, it’s not uncommon to hear students getting little sleep, feeling run down, and frantic from everything they have to prepare for. These feelings of anxiety are doubled the last couple weeks before finals. There are some that have the general anxiety, but are prepared for the tests, and then there’s those who are stressed to the maximum and are worried they will not pass. According to College Fashion, now is the appropriate time to begin really putting in the work for finals.

The fan-fiction scene generates contrast

Fanfiction.net boasts itself as the “world’s largest fan-fiction archive and forum where fan-fiction writers and readers around the globe gather to share their passion,” and though it is difficult to find any set or specific set of recent numbers to back up or dispute this claim, as of 2010, a website by the name of ffnresearch.blogspot.com explains how to find out how many works have been published on the site to date: simply by looking at a story id. As this was written, there were 12,255,376 stories that had been published, whether they are still published or have been since deleted, to the site, though ffnresearch explains there is no way to know for sure if there are still this many stories currently posted. At one point, however, there have been 12,255,376 different stories posted to the site over the course of 18 years. While fanfiction.net has been around for 18 years—it can vote, it can smoke, it can join the army, in some countries it can even drink now—is its age enough to remain in the good grace’s of fiction writers everywhere? In 2008, a website by the name of Archive Of Our Own—affectionately known as ao3 to many—was created, and launched into open beta in November of the following year, and people fell in love almost instantly.