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NFL Offseason

Posted by on Feb 8, 2018 in Heartland News, Sports | 0 comments

NFL Offseason

With a new champion at the helm in the NFL, the Philadelphia Eagles pulled off an upset that will cement them as one of the league’s greatest underdog’s. Nick Foles went toe to toe with the great one (Tom Brady) on the grandest stage of them all, and won! Both teams played their best games, with little mistakes, but it only takes one play to change the outcome of the game. When looking back at the game, most will picture the 4th and 1 on the 1-yard line, when the Eagles called a fake run, into a passing completion to Foles for a...

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Plasma Donation: A Worthy Cause

Posted by on Feb 7, 2018 in Community News, Heartland News | 0 comments

Plasma Donation: A Worthy Cause

I spent my winter break, thinking about how to better help the people around me and stumbled into something that benefits me too. In my efforts to find a worthy cause, I found GRIFOLS, which is a plasma donating centre. I was sceptical at first, because you can donate plasma twice a week and I remembered from donating blood in high school that you could only donate whole reds every eight weeks, so I worried that it wasn’t safe. Firstly, donating plasma is very safe because your body replaces the plasma extraordinarily fast. You can donate...

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Chances Never Taken

Posted by on Feb 5, 2018 in Heartland News, Voices | 0 comments

Chances Never Taken

I wish I had wings so that I could just fly to the places I want to see in my lifetime. I have so much that I want to do. I want to travel and see the Earth in all of its magnificent glory, climb the mountains, see the oceans, watch the northern lights, walk the Wall of China, eat the foods of all of the countries. They say that travel is good for the soul and I believe that it is true. Too often we work our lives away and forget what really matters and that is living a happy life full of adventure, awe and wonder, happy memories, and love....

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Actions Without Words

Posted by on Feb 5, 2018 in Community News, Heartland News, Voices | 0 comments

Actions Without Words

You may be familiar with the phrase actions speak louder than, words, but if we take a moment to really digest this statement it begins to look a little foolish.  Sure, actions are what drive progress forward, however, for every good or bad action, there are words acting as a driving force.  Often these words come from a politician, a judge, or an inspiring speech that either calls for action or is the direct cause of an action.  Moving forward with history some of the great speeches that called for a change in a way of life, or how we think...

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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace – A Personal Account

Posted by on Feb 5, 2018 in Heartland News, Voices | 0 comments

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace – A Personal Account

This letter was placed on the desk of a supervisor from a company in Bloomington, IL on Wednesday, November 30th, 2017 around nine o’clock. Names have been changed to protect the people in this scenario. “I have found myself in a predicament where I am uncomfortable in the workplace. I am generally very hard to offend; however, it is possible. The offender is Jared Norris. Now, the first couple of times Jared “flirted” with me, although harmless was still uncalled for, but I brushed it off and said nothing, thinking the problem would...

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Super Bowl LII

Posted by on Feb 1, 2018 in Heartland News, Sports | 0 comments

Super Bowl LII

In a David versus Goliath clash on the horizon, who will come out as the victor in the 52nd edition of the Super Bowl? Both the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots have the chance to make history in unknown territories. Either victor will undoubtedly change the National Football League (NFL) forever. Both teams though, plead different cases on enshrining their names in the history books. Starting out with the Eagles, they are possibly on their way to winning their first Super Bowl in the history of the franchise, but since the Super...

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Dream On

Posted by on Jan 29, 2018 in Community News, Heartland News, Voices | 0 comments

Dream On

DACA is the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. The program was created by Barack Obama to shield hundreds of thousands of individuals known as ‘Dreamers.’ These ‘Dreamers’ are allowed to stay in the United States and are not being deported based on this DACA program that states that children brought to the United States and have lived here for so long are exempt from deportation. Many of President Trumps advocates believe that DACA is an amnesty for lawbreakers. President Trump has created a new rumor mill due to...

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A Break With Purpose

Posted by on Jan 26, 2018 in Community News, Heartland News | 0 comments

A Break With Purpose

Winter break is a pretty large gap of time between semesters, and if you’re like me it is about two weeks too long.  Many people find this break a great time to catch up with family, friends, and to be more active in the community, but not everyone has the benefits of living in a more urban area.  When you live in a town where everyone knows your name it can be hard to be involved, especially when a majority of nightlife involves bar life, which is not everyone’s cup of tea. This break I decided that it would be a more productive one, and I...

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Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow

Posted by on Nov 28, 2017 in Heartland News, Voices | 0 comments

Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow

College can be tough, expensive, and stressful. It can seem like there’s no end in sight. It can feel like you’re in a stalling pattern waiting for someday when you have your degree and can finally start your life. But as I graduate from Heartland Community College I realize what I learned here was invaluable. From Professor Richard Seehuus, I learned that just like on Whose Line is it Anyway, the points don’t matter. What really matters is what you take away from a class. He taught me to not care as much about what letter grade I receive but...

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Surviving the End of the School Year

Posted by on Nov 27, 2017 in Heartland News, Voices | 0 comments

Surviving the End of the School Year

Study: The act of texting, eating, and watching television with an open book nearby. After hours After hours of “studying” and realizing that you’ve gotten nothing done, you think that maybe you should hit the library. Take a seat, open your books and start highlighting, all while trying to ignore the potent smell of coffee and depression. The most stressful time of year is right around the corner, so put the phone down and pay attention because I’m about to rock your world with some tips on how to survive finals week. Consider...

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