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The ‘Grey’s’ Effect

Posted by on Sep 20, 2017 in Entertainment, Heartland News | 0 comments

The ‘Grey’s’ Effect

March 27, 2005 was the beginning of something that would inevitably change society in the United States, Grey’s Anatomy. The TV show glorifies medicine and the careers of those that work in hospitals. If you’re like some people I know, you believe that the show is highly unrealistic. Which, in most cases, it truly is. However, in my opinion, certain friendships and relationships in the show are more realistic than those that you’d find in the latest movie or book. Although the Meredith and McDreamy love story is about enough to make anybody...

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Binge-able Netflix Shows

Posted by on Sep 20, 2017 in Entertainment, Heartland News | 0 comments

Binge-able Netflix Shows

Are you between shows to binge and looking for a new movie to watch? Here are a few suggestions to assist you in your entertainment endeavors. Whether you want a lighthearted comedy, something to watch with the kiddos, or a gripping thriller, this article will tell you what’s available on Netflix right now for your binging pleasures. Binge-able shows Ozark, a new Netflix original starring Jason Bateman, follows the intense life of a money launderer who gets himself in too deep with the wrong crowd. This show easily gets its hooks into you so...

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Upcoming Events in Bloomington-Normal

Posted by on Sep 20, 2017 in Community News, Entertainment, Heartland News | 0 comments

Upcoming Events in Bloomington-Normal

 As fall is now upon us and classes are in full swing, you may be thinking, “Where did all the summer fun go?” or “What can I do this weekend?”. There are a plethora of things to do in the Bloomington-Normal area over the next few weeks. If you like fuzzy animals, running, or America’s Got Talent, Bloomington-Normal has an event for you. On Saturday, September 23rd, there will be a St. Jude run/walk to end Childhood cancer. This event will feature a half marathon which starts at 7:00 am, and a scenic 5k that starts at 8:00 am. There will also...

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Heartland Events

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

Heartland Events

The next few weeks are going to be busy for Heartland students, whether you’re looking for to further your careers outside of school, being mindful about yours and other’s health, or just looking to transfer, there’s an event for you in the rapidly approaching future. HCC helps you to protect yourself from this year’s flu season with a flu shot right here on campus. The McLean County Health Department will be on campus, at the ACEC, on October 3rd from 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM and again on October 4th from 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM to give students their...

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Shade Tree Mechanics

Posted by on Sep 17, 2017 in Community News, Heartland News, The More You Know, Voices | 0 comments

Shade Tree Mechanics

When was the last time you were driving down I-55 and your lovely Tritan engine decided to throw a spark plug just for giggles and skittles? It has probably not occurred in your world, and if it has, you completely understand the pain and agony of repairing this minor issue that causes such big problems. Regular vehicle maintenance can solve a lot of heartache in the long run, but there isn’t really a guide as to when to do most upkeep. Most of the scheduled maintenance your vehicle needs, you can do yourself, and for less than half the cost...

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Making Jurassic World a Reality

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

Making Jurassic World a Reality

Jurassic World is an amazing fictional place filled with dinosaurs and danger. The childlike wonder and amazement within anyone would cause them to visit such a place, teeming with majestic prehistoric beasts, despite the imminent danger involved.  But now, through the Chicago Field Museum, you can visit Jurassic World without the fear of being eaten by a Raptor or trampled by a herd of Apatosauruses. The Jurassic World exhibit in the Chicago Field Museum features a fully immersive experience. The journey begins by simulating a boat ride to...

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The Importance Of Being Earnest at Heartland Theater in Normal

Posted by on Sep 13, 2017 in Community News, Entertainment, Heartland News | 0 comments

The Importance Of Being Earnest at Heartland Theater in Normal

A reminder that men are pathological liars and women will stake a marriage on names, The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde and directed by Don LaCasse showcases the extravagances of high Victorian society in England in both witty and charming play in this high- brow romantic comedy. Following the story of Jack Worthing (Timothy Olsen) and Algernon Moncrieff (Kyle Redmon) as they parade about pretending to be a man named Earnest and the miscommunications that come to their sweet hearts Gwendolen Fairfax (Jessie Swiech) and Cecily...

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Never Too Soon For Halloween

Posted by on Sep 9, 2017 in Community News, Heartland News | 0 comments

Never Too Soon For Halloween

In my opinion, the celebration of Halloween should really start on September 1st due to the fact that there are SO many things to do to celebrate the holiday. Between classes and jobs, it’s hard to find time to visit each of the haunted houses and corn mazes that pop up each year in October. Maybe you like visiting grave yards with your friends or catching the next hayride that takes a stroll around your neighborhood. Well, the town of Normal is offering celebration festivities again this year for all of us to add at the top of our...

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Confederate Statues, Should We Keep Them?

Posted by on Sep 5, 2017 in Heartland News, Voices | 0 comments

Confederate Statues, Should We Keep Them?

Do you believe we are going to rewrite history or correct it by removing the Confederate monuments? Are hunks of marble or bronze really going to tear this nation apart? Perhaps, but maybe for good reason. Many people say that we keep these monuments up to remember our history, but the New York Times fight back and says who does that “our” refer to? White people alone? People of color were not even considered citizens of this country until many years after the Civil War ended. According to Carl Barker, history is what the present chooses to...

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Aim for the Stars

Posted by on Sep 5, 2017 in Heartland News | 0 comments

Aim for the Stars

Literally aiming for the stars seems like good advice for NASA employees, but what about Heartland Community College students? It is if you plan on taking the Astronomy class that HCC offers. Professor Mark Cabaj teaches students about stars, what they’re made of, how they form, and how they die. He also teaches lessons about each of the planets in our solar system and about their orbits, about each planet’s moons, and about meteors, meteorites, and meteoroids. Not only does Professor Cabaj teach students about all things space, but his...

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