More than “Just-a”

Recently I came across this blog post from another college that I wanted to share with readers of the Chieftain. I hope you find it inspiring as I did.

“Earlier this year at a non-profit event, I was asked what I did for the organization, and my response was, “Oh no, I’m just a volunteer.” To my surprise, the inquirer leaned in close and sternly, but genuinely, told me to never say I was “just” a volunteer. I took that to heart. Continue reading “More than “Just-a””

Chieftain staff creed

Neither horror of tornados nor torential rains
will keep this staff from the I-double-C J A

Two-thirds of the Chieftain staff journeyed to Utica, IL for the Illinois Community College Journalism Association (ICCJA) Spring Conference on April 9th. A 90 minute drive seemed to go quickly as the back seat was filled with the singing of songs – Disney and otherwise – much to the “joking” annoyance of the front seat. The last ten minutes of the drive was a bit frantic with the torrential rain that would not be cleared by the faulty windshield wipers on our rented vehicle. However, the staff was able to arrive at the Grizzly Jack’s Starved Rock Resort in one piece, though the same could not be said for the hotel. Continue reading “Chieftain staff creed”

Community College may offer more than you think

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Surprising as it may sound to some, there are many benefits in going to a community college that go beyond the lower sticker price. Some benefits even trump going to a four-year college for the whole four-years depending on the student’s situation. Continue reading “Community College may offer more than you think”