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Posted by on Oct 26, 2017 in Heartland News, Voices | 2 comments

I have been asked several times how I manage a part-time job, a full-time job, school, and being the assistant editor of The Spectator. Well, it is quite simple. It’s all about time management and solid budgets.

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Haunted Hotel

Posted by on Oct 26, 2017 in Community News, Heartland News | 0 comments

As if Chicago wasn’t already the greatest city in the world, it adds just a little more icing on the cake as it receives a ranking of #1 in the countdown of most haunted places in the United States. Specifically, the Congress Plaza Hotel located right on Michigan Ave in Downtown. As some of you may be aware, the Congress Plaza Hotel was home to the much of the “work” done by the notorious gangster, Al Capone.

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Pizza with the Pros

Posted by on Oct 19, 2017 in Community News | 0 comments

Register for Pizza with the Pros Monday, October 30, 9:30am – Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 2pm


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For the Adventurous Soul

Posted by on Oct 16, 2017 in Heartland News | 1 comment

Heartland community college offers an excellent study abroad program that allows students the option to study in eight different countries. Whether students are interested in going to England, Ireland, France, India, Austria, Costa Rica, Spain, or China, HCC has options for the adventurous soul.

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Correction Officers Share Job Insight

Posted by on Oct 16, 2017 in Community News, Heartland News | 0 comments

On October 5th, 2017, two officers from the Jail Division of McLean County Corrections Department came to visit Heartland Community College to discuss an upcoming job fair and orientation for new officers. I had the pleasure of speaking with officers Mattingly and Proctor, both of whom were hired in 2008 into Mclean County corrections.

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Disability Awareness Week

Posted by on Oct 16, 2017 in Community News, Heartland News | 0 comments

In recognition that October is disability awareness month, Heartland Community College Disabilities Services is holding an annual disability awareness week on campus. From October 16th – 20th you can get involved in disability awareness week.

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Celebrate Friday the 13th With a Tattoo

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

noun: triskaidekaphobia



  1. extreme superstition regarding the number thirteen.
  2. is fear or avoidance of the number thirteen. It is also a reason for the fear of Friday the 13th, called paraskevidekatriaphobia or friggatriskaidekaphobia. The term was used as early as in 1910 by Isador Coriat in Abnormal Psychology.
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Central Illinois’ First Drone Conference

Posted by on Oct 10, 2017 in Entertainment, Heartland News | 0 comments

November 10, 2017

Join other enthusiasts and professionals for this one day conference. Enjoy demos and presentations by national and local drone experts representing agriculture, insurance, education, communications, the FAA and more. From choosing the right equipment and making safe flight plans to drones’ effect on your life and work. This event is packed with useful information and opportunities to connect around this cutting-edge topic.

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An Opinion on #TakeAKnee

Posted by on Oct 9, 2017 in Heartland News, Sports, Voices | 2 comments

I’ve only attended a few major sporting events in my lifetime, but each time I’ve witnessed sports fans buying hot dogs, sitting, talking on the phone, or even using the restroom during the National Anthem. So when the country went into a rage over NFL athletes kneeling during the National Anthem, I was a little surprised.

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The Magic of Horseback Riding

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

Sweat dripping down my face, dirt on my jeans with the wind blowing in my hair is what I love the most. Horseback riding is a magical experience.

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