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HELLO SUMMER!

Posted by on May 24, 2017 in Heartland News | 0 comments

HELLO SUMMER!

The Spectator wishes you a fabulous summer and we look forward to bringing you new and meaningful stories in the fall. If you’d like to be part of The Spectator, contact Karla Huffman at karla.huffman@heartland.edu.

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13 Reasons Why

Posted by on May 17, 2017 in Entertainment, Heartland News, Voices | 0 comments

13 Reasons Why

Most Netflix addicts by now know the hit series 13 Reasons Why, the story of Hannah Baker, a girl who killed herself and left behind tapes for her classmates explaining how they contributed to her fate. This author has yet to indulge in the series yet – saving it for a lazy weekend – however, the book that the series was based on, originally released in 2007 by Jay Asher, is a classic favorite of mine. The story told from the perspective of Clay, who liked Hannah and was apparently her crush as well, as he listens to the tapes and follows her...

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TSM Beats Cloud 9 to Become Spring Split Champions

Posted by on May 1, 2017 in Heartland News, Sports | 0 comments

TSM Beats Cloud 9 to Become Spring Split Champions

In an astounding five-game match at the NA LCS Spring Grand Finals, Team Solo Mid (TSM) faced off against Cloud 9. Both teams fought their hardest, but in the end, it was TSM who came out victorious. The first two games were decisive victories that belonged to TSM. They crushed Cloud 9 in a little over twenty minutes both times and threatened to make this the shortest match in NA LCS Spring Split history. However, Cloud 9 fought back hard taking the next two games for themselves. By the final game, it was anyone’s match. Game five was the...

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The Popularity of LuLaRoe

Posted by on Apr 28, 2017 in Community News, Heartland News | 0 comments

The Popularity of LuLaRoe

Some of you may have heard of LuLaRoe – Where Fashion Meets Comfort – a clothing company that is available via its various independent fashion consultants. Local Morton LuLaRoe consultant Maranda Joos started selling with the company when they were started to become popular, and shared her first moment coming across the clothing brand. “I saw LuLaRoe on a multivendor Facebook page, and thought the clothes were cute,” Joos said. “What really caught my attention was when I realized they came in sizes flattering for all women.” That’s part of...

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Defend Yourself

Posted by on Apr 17, 2017 in Community News, Heartland News | 0 comments

Defend Yourself

With April being Sexual Awareness Month, HCC has offered two sessions of self-defense classes to help students learn how to defend themselves when facing an assault. Jeremy Butler, the owner and head instructor of Pagoda Rebirth Martial Arts and Fitness, was invited by Anita Moore and Keith Gehrand to help bring this project to fruition for the Sexual Awareness Month. Butler, who is actually a policeman, said that it has been 12 years since he started teaching martial arts, because it has always been his passion and he likes the impact it has...

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Shiver Me Tinder – And Other Bad Online Pick Up Lines

Posted by on Apr 17, 2017 in Entertainment, Heartland News, Voices | 0 comments

Shiver Me Tinder – And Other Bad Online Pick Up Lines

A girl can’t help but physically cringe when she’s online dating and receives the poorly executed pick-up line. And it’s crazy to say that I am becoming a collector of weird pick-up lines and crazy Tinder experiences. Swipe left, swipe right. Meeting and dating people has been reduced to these simple motions, and for those of us who aren’t on campus every day, and who have limited options elsewhere. And as a newly single, twenty-eight-year-old woman who doesn’t want to go to the bar to meet people, I was curious about online dating and what...

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Start Thinking Beyond Your Walls and Outside the Box

Posted by on Apr 13, 2017 in Heartland News | 0 comments

Start Thinking Beyond Your Walls and Outside the Box

Take a guided tour at Heartland Community College through three activities representing the experiences of marginalized groups. The event is an interactive experience that seeks to foster empathy, get you out of your comfort zone, and help you to become more open-minded and aware of diversity. Boxes and Walls has been featured at colleges and universities around the country and has successfully increased exposure to a wide range of experiences which helps deconstruct barriers within higher education. This year you will take part in 3...

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Getting More Involved at Heartland

Posted by on Apr 12, 2017 in Heartland News | 0 comments

Getting More Involved at Heartland

Whether you’re a freshman or a returning Heartland student, it can always seem like a challenge to get more involved with the student body. Luckily, here at Heartland, there is a club and organization for everyone with all interests. If you have a passion to write about the news, or if you’re itching to tell everyone what you binge watched last weekend, join us at the Spectator, Heartland’s very own online magazine. We’re always taking guest articles and returning writers are more than welcome. It is a great...

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ISU Drag Show Hosted by Sharon ShareAlike

Posted by on Apr 10, 2017 in Community News, Heartland News | 0 comments

ISU Drag Show Hosted by Sharon ShareAlike

The ISU Drag Show hosted by Sharon ShareAlike is one of the biggest LGBT fundraisers in the Midwest. The show was a huge success, selling out all its tickets! Teachers, students, and families regardless of sexual orientation went out to show their support. Events like these mean a lot to the performers. Rose, a performer at the drag show said, “Drag is an expression of art. You can do whatever you want and we do it for the people.” Rose received a lot of love during and after her performance. Like a lot of the girls, she had a hard time...

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Goldfinch Review

Posted by on Apr 4, 2017 in Heartland News, Voices | 0 comments

Goldfinch Review

Need a new book to dive into?  As an active reader, I am always on the hunt for a good book. The last book that I just recently finished was The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. I checked out my copy at the Bloomington Public Library.  I originally discovered this fascinating story as I was skimming the stacks at the library. The Goldfinch is Tartt’s third novel and first book published in 11 years since her last book.  Published by Little, Brown and Company, this novel won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. At first its 784-page length intimidated me,...

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