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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. (more…)

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. (more…)

A Farewell to Heartland: Reflections and Lessons Learned

Posted by on Aug 22, 2017 in Heartland News, Voices | 0 comments

A Farewell to Heartland: Reflections and Lessons Learned

by Stuart Stalter

As a student recently experiencing a nice level of success peaking at Phi Theta Kappa membership, I hold credentials qualifying sound advice. (more…)

HELLO SUMMER!

Posted by on May 24, 2017 in Voices | 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.

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. (more…)

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. (more…)

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.  (more…)

Advice to a Nation: Fatherly Love from Rudyard Kipling

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

Advice to a Nation: Fatherly Love from Rudyard Kipling

If is a poem by Rudyard Kipling. There is speculation as to whether or not the poem is written for his son, John, who was killed in action during World War I. If is about a father telling his son to stay strong in times of hardships. America now faces one of the hardest battles within itself and If reminds us of the importance of staying vigilant. (more…)

How Trump Plans to Dismantle EPA: Why It Won’t Work

Posted by on Mar 21, 2017 in Heartland News, Voices | 0 comments

How Trump Plans to Dismantle EPA: Why It Won’t Work

Donald Trump’s strong dislike for America’s Environmental Protection Agency is no secret to anyone. (more…)

What it Takes to Study Abroad: What People Don’t Tell You

Posted by on Mar 21, 2017 in Heartland News, Voices | 0 comments

What it Takes to Study Abroad: What People Don’t Tell You

Studying abroad is an amazing opportunity that you shouldn’t pass up. However, you have to be ready. There are many things that people don’t tell you about traveling abroad that will be helpful and good to prepare for in the future. (more…)