Soccer Streaks

The Men and Women’s Golden Eagles soccer clubs are enjoying success heading into the heart of their respective schedules. Last year the Ladies went 14-2-2 and went all the way to the Region IV Championship game. Fast forward to this year and they’re 4-2-1 and on a 3 game winning streak, and perfect at home (1-0). They’re set to play the Joliet Junior College Wolves at home on Wednesday. The Lady Wolves are 7-1 and just suffered their first loss of the season.

Climate Change at RVC

This past weekend at Rock Valley College, Professor Brian Wagner gave a lecture about climate change, “One Earth.” His approach was different to the issue than most that are available to listen to on a podcast or on cable news. The goal of the lecture was to meet an understanding of how environmental ethics, science, and religion can agree and support each other on this argument. Instead of the norm of polar opposites. The idea is one of two things, the argument from ignorance or the argument from design.

One Earth Lecture

Rock Valley College will host the One Earth lecture on Saturday at 10 A.M. Professor Brian Wagner will deliver the lecture in the Student Center Atrium. The event is sponsored by Promoting an Inclusive Community (PAIC) and Unity In Diversity (UID). This is geared towards how environmental ethics, science, and religion can work together on the ever growing issue of climate change. If any more information is needed, call 815-921-3367 or email UnityInDiversityRockford@gmail.com.

Payday: Stafford’s Super Contract

Football season is back! Kicking off the month means franchises attempt to get the last trades and contract agreements nailed down before the first spike. The preseason provided fans a look at what they can expect to see in the 2018 NFL regular season. It’s time to see who can get their hands on another Lombardi Trophy. While the main headlines this preseason are the early Super Bowl picks, there is one headline that has the league surprised.

Mosaic World Film Festival 2017

The Mosaic World Film Festival (MWFF) celebrated its 10th year this weekend. The MWFF did not disappoint in its milestone year. Over 60 films were screened over the weekend. Short films made in the U.S. to feature-length films from all over the world were played, and these variety of films added to spectacular sessions an attendee could choose see. This is a unique event with films that can’t be streamed to your TV and President of MWFF, Jerry LaBuy, points out “Netflix and Hulu don’t have what we offer.

Trading Places

The Kyrie Irving – Isiah Thompson Trade
 

Pre-season basketball is known to be just as exciting as the regular season. Trade rumors, Gatorade Summer League basketball games, staff changes, and the like are all examples of what can be expected before the regular season begins. Teams hope of transforming and cultivating their rosters to be playoff, and championship finals ready. General managers and front offices of struggling and in some cases, not so struggling NBA franchises, devise trade deals, evaluate contracts, and buy outs to examine very carefully the economy of the league. Notable Eastern Conference giants such as Cleveland and Boston are two teams that engaged in an unprecedented trade deal sparking up new talks of player’s loyalty with their future and potential in their new homes.

Snow-cone Walkway

A beautiful 80 degree day ruled the campus at RVC. As students who walked by the main walkway in between CL1 and the ERC to the Student Center had the opportunity to get a free, cool treat. Intervarsity, one of RVC’s student clubs on campus, ran a free snow-cone stand. It would’ve been hard to miss because of the popularity of the walkway; also the significant lines of students waiting their turn for a snow-cone was a clear giveaway. The snow-cone stand was there from 10-2.

Fall 2017 Semester Begins!

Tomorrow marks the start of the Fall 2017 semester at Rock Valley College. Here at The Valley Forge we’re excited for what this year has in store for all of us. RVC is bustling with activities for many students, new and returning. There are film festivals around the corner, sports events to attend, and club activities that will give plenty of chances to make new friends. Last semester was fun, full of good stories.

NBA Finals: Game 1

Warriors Reign Game One
 

The Golden State Warriors remain undefeated in the postseason and took the reigns early on in the NBA Finals with a 1-0 lead over the Cleveland Cavaliers, with a final score of 113-91. Both teams are delivering the hype and Game 1 did not disappoint. Lebron and co. couldn’t stop the massive performance from Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry putting up 38 points and 28 points respectively. History favors the opposing team facing Lebron in the first game (James’ record is 1-7 in all game 1s in the finals he’s participated in), but this series is far from over.

NHL Playoffs: Second Round

The NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs are entering the second round. The first round, depending on who you cheered for, was extremely disappointing or gave you a mental chip on the shoulder. There were no game 7 playoff matches in the first round, but multiple games went into overtime for a sudden death victory. The most surprising news from the first round of playoff matches were the Chicago Blackhawks’ exit. They had the best record in the Western Conference going 50-23-9.