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Success Coaching: First-hand Experiences by Elena Kearfortt

Posted by on May 7, 2019 in Heartland News, People of Heartland | Comments Off on Success Coaching: First-hand Experiences by Elena Kearfortt

Success coaches are provided by Heartland for free, and they’re available to help students stay organized and succeed in both life and their academic performance.

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New Heartland SGA President Anakin Fox

Posted by on May 7, 2019 in Community News, Heartland News, People of Heartland | Comments Off on New Heartland SGA President Anakin Fox

Anakin Fox, 19, is the new Heartland Community College Student Body President-Elect. Fox is a first-year student and is just one of the many fresh faces in the Student Government Association that students can expect to see next school year.

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Spectator Writer Athena Stephens

Posted by on May 2, 2019 in Heartland News, People of Heartland, Spectator Staff | Comments Off on Spectator Writer Athena Stephens

My name is Athena Stephens, a part-time contributor for The Spectator. This is my second year here at Heartland. I am not quite sure what I am going to major in when I move on to a four-year college as I have several interests including photography, film, writing, and media.

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Spectator Editor, Alexis Hall

Posted by on May 2, 2019 in Heartland News, People of Heartland, Spectator Staff | Comments Off on Spectator Editor, Alexis Hall

Hello! I am Alexis Hall, the editor of The Spectator. This is my first year at Heartland Community College and I am majoring in Journalism. When I was young I loved creative writing, but over the past five years, I have discovered my love of journalism by reading magazines and newspapers.

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Sports Editor, Jake Fogal

Posted by on May 2, 2019 in Heartland News, Spectator Staff, Sports | Comments Off on Sports Editor, Jake Fogal

I am Jake Fogal, the current sports editor for The Spectator. I am in my final semester at Heartland Community College and plan to transfer to Illinois State in the fall majoring in Journalism.

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Meet Elena, Spectator Writer

Posted by on May 2, 2019 in Heartland News, People of Heartland, Spectator Staff | Comments Off on Meet Elena, Spectator Writer

Hi, I’m Elena! This spring was my first semester at Heartland. Although I’m undecided, I’m thinking about going into counseling for a future career. I enjoy spending time outside, especially during nice days. When I’m at home, I like to clean, read, and take care of my plants. My favorite book is Fahrenheit 451.

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Heartland Expands Athletics

Posted by on Apr 26, 2019 in Heartland News, Sports | Comments Off on Heartland Expands Athletics

Heartland Community College’s sports community will be seeing some major changes in the next couple of years, as four new sports will be added to Heartland in 2020. That includes Volleyball, Men’s Golf, and Men’s and Women’s Cross Country.

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SGA Vice President reflects on time at Heartland

Posted by on Apr 23, 2019 in Heartland News, People of Heartland | 1 comment

Jeremiah Tyler, outgoing Student Government Vice President, reflects on his time at Heartland and his leadership in SGA. 

As SGA Vice President, Tyler has managed to oversee every organization on campus as well as place 4thin the national business law competition last year. 

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Nick Saathoff Brings High Energy to 3rd Street Down

Posted by on Apr 18, 2019 in Community News, Heartland News, Music | Comments Off on Nick Saathoff Brings High Energy to 3rd Street Down

From the moment he was young, Nick Saathoff and his drums were a match made in heaven.

“I was very high energy in elementary school,” said Saathoff, a student at HCC. “I would always be tapping on the desk and teachers told my parents that maybe something should be done with all that energy.

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Each morning when I wake

Posted by on Apr 8, 2019 in Heartland News, Poetry Corner | Comments Off on Each morning when I wake

Each morning I wake brimming with dread ‘cause

It’s another day of hiding behind a mask.

Unpleasant thoughts circling my head and

In a matter of time, my porcelain will crack.

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