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Luis Rodriguez Regenerates RVC

“The way he spoke was with power and dignity,” said Matt Kloos, RVC student. “[Luis] made people feel welcomed with their previous baggage,” said Dan Persanger. “Listening to someone who has a different story is so helpful. There is a lot you can learn from listening [to other people],” said Bailey Sanderson. These were just a few of the numerous raving reviews that were coming out of the PEC Building Wednesday night.

Existence: America’s love for the conspiracy theory

A belief that some covert but influential organization is responsible for a circumstance or event. President Bush planned the attacks on 9/11, the government is covering up the fact that aliens have visited Earth, scientists have been ignoring the existence of Bigfoot for years. Years ago people would have been dismissed as lunatics if they believed any of these but now more and more people are starting to believe that everything is not what it seems.

In today’s technological landscape, people have constant streams of news and ideas are so easy to put out there that everyone shares theirs. People are also more connected than they have ever been, although it may not seem like it with everyone staring at their phones. But, through the internet, people with similar mindsets are bound to find each other and no one is really alone anymore.

The Unprecedented Legacy of Alan Webb

The outdoor track campaign is upon us with the spring weather and cool crisp air. These signs show track athletes across the nation are strapping on their spikes and waiting in anticipation for the weekend. Athletes will run their fastest, throw their furthest, and jump their highest. Young athletes usually have some sort of role model to look up and follow their example in hopes of becoming as great as they were. Each sport has their Michael Jordan.

Rockford local and municipal election results


Here are all the updated election appointees throughout the city of Rockford. Rockford Mayor: Tom McNamara

Rockford Township Assessor: Ken Crowley

Rockford Township Trustee: Nancy Johnson, Frank Manzullo, Kenneth Staaf, David Vella

Rockford Township Supervisor: Jasper St. Angel

Rockford Township Clerk: Carl Wasco

Rockford Township Highway Commissioner: Daniel Conness

Winnebago Township Supervisor: Gregory Hodges

Rockford School District 205 School Board District F: Michael Connor

Ward 1: Timothy J. Durkee

Ward 2: Jonathan Klarer Logemann

Ward 3: Chad Tuneberg

Ward 6: Natavias Ervins

Ward 7: Ann Thompson-Kelly

Ward 9: William Rose

Ward 10: Franklin Beach

Ward 12: John Beck

War 13: Linda McNeely

Rock Valley College Trustee (6 year term): John Nelson and Jennifer Ray

Rock Valley College Trustee (2-year term): Paul Gorski

Opening Day!

April has arrived and so has baseball. The Chicago Cubs took the nation on a thrilling ride to the World Series to become the World Champions, and that has left America restlessly waiting for baseball to return. Last season was special not only in part of the Cubs winning, but it was the 2nd highest home run scoring season in history. Big hits in big moments make all the difference. This season will offer more of the same excitement that was enjoyed last season.

RVC Board and Administration crack down on campus campaigning

The state of Illinois has policies in place which prohibit the display of campaign propaganda on the Rock Valley College campus premises. This enforced policy can be seen by the lack of campaign signs around the campus and in employee offices, and with teachers not wearing propaganda in support of certain candidates. There is only one place where this policy does not apply: personal vehicles. However, on Monday, March 27, the Vice President of Human Resources Jessica Jones sent an email containing the following:
As we move closer to the April 4th election, I have been requested to remind employees that displaying campaign signs on campus for any candidate and/or any public proposition is a violation of RVC Board Policy 1:10.010 (Code of Ethics), Section 6A as it constitutes a prohibited political activity. Such displays may also violate Board Policy 2:10:100 (Solicitation) as it implies that the College supportsa candidate or public proposition.

European countries show solidarity for London, U.S. takes different approach

In light of the London terrorist attack which left 3 dead and 40 injured, Europe has reached out to show their support. The suspect, Khalid Masood, 52, was responsible for the most horrific attack on the United Kingdom in 12 years. According to the New York Times, Masood drove his car onto Westminster Bridge and hit a crowd of pedestrians. Officers responded by shooting and killing the perpetrator. Paris, France showed their solidarity with London by blacking out the Eiffel Tower.

Golden Eagles are National Champions!

The Rock Valley College women’s basketball team are National Champions! In an overtime championship game in Utica, New York, RVC beat the Roxbury Tigers 57-49 to claim the NJCAA Division III Women’s National Championship Title. This is RVC’s fourth National Championship in 6 seasons, and all titles have been won under Coach Misty Opat. Rock Valley College has been ranked #1 all season and they finished their season 33-2 with a 22-game win streak. The ladies last loss occurred almost 3 months ago on December 19, 2016.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day 2017!

Celebrate your Irish heritage, whether pure or fantasy, and dance a jig! Erin go Bragh! “Saint Patrick was a gentleman, who through strategy and stealth
Drove all the snakes from Ireland, here’s a drink to his health! But not too many drinks, lest we lose ourselves and then
Forget the good Saint Patrick, and see them snakes again!”