November 2020 Volume 3, Issue 3 Winter Blues By Graycyn Bennett As the seasons are changing, final exams are approaching, and students may be feeling a bit overwhelmed or suffering from a common mental health issue, Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D) Editorial: It's the final countdown By Jessica Payne Finals start the week of December 7th and now is the time to prepare. Sauk has many resources if you are struggling in your classes. Satire: SVCC to revamp sports teams in 2021 By James Hutchison With the pandemic still in full swing and cases around the country continuing to rise, coaches at Sauk Valley Community College may have found the answer to returning to sports despite the pandemic: Battleship. Badass Pizza's Interior By Glenn Wicks After entering the establishment, the interior and the atmosphere of the restaurant immediately caught my eye, and I was instantly filled with amusement. How Hospice is tackling Christmas By Jessica Payne While this Christmas season is looking to be different from ones in the past the organizers for the Hospice Festival of Trees are working hard to keep a time-honored community tradition going. Skyhawk women’s tennis overcomes the challenges of a pandemic By Ethan Ainley The Skyhawk women’s tennis team had to deal with the challenges of a normal season along with COVID-related challenges to qualify for the NJCAA national tournament. Comic By Eden Buyno Comic by Eden Buyno Faculty Feature By Carol Reavey Get to know SVCC's new Writing Center Coordinator, Carol Reavey Triple P BBQ perseveres during pandemic By Graycyn Bennett Triple P BBQ may be facing some challenges during Covid-19, but they are still providing local favorites with new safe ways of distribution. Review: A New Look at an Old Story By Jessica Payne While the movie is tied to the Sherlock Holmes franchise it takes a long look at the aspects that have very rarely been discussed before arguably adding a much more complex and meaningful story. Opinion: SVCC students celebrating this holiday season By Ethan Ainley With this increase in cases this early in the fall, it is crucial that SVCC students still planning to visit family outside of the household follow the CDC guidelines. Local business defying state orders By Kalie Gabbard Route 40 originally decided to close their doors after hearing the state orders, but after a couple days, they went back to serving inside. SVCC blood drive during pandemic By Claudia Garcia On October 26 the SVCC Student Government and AmeriCorps teamed up with The American Red Cross to set up a blood drive Selmi's Virtual Tour By Glenn Wicks Selmi’s Greenhouse and Farm Market set into motion a virtual tour of their farm for teachers and students to view and enjoy. Editorial: Coronavirus cases continue to rise By Jessica Payne The coronavirus has a strong hold on the Sauk Valley area, with cases continuing to rise we need to take action by respecting the restrictions and mitigations but in place to try and slow the spread.