April 2021 Volume 4, Issue 6 SPECIAL COVERAGE: Dr. Jill Biden visits the students and staff of SVCC By Ethan Ainley On April 19, the First Lady of the United States (FLOTUS), Dr. Jill Biden, toured Sauk Valley Community College (SVCC), talked with staff and students, and gave a speech. Review: “Zack Snyder’s Justice League” is a grand four-hour superhero epic By Ethan Ainley, Lifestyle Reporter “Zack Snyder’s Justice League” is a director’s cut like no other that reveals a more comprehensive and better film than the 2017 theatrical cut. President’s Address: When the Lockdown Ends By Dave Hellmich While not unique to history, a lockdown is something most generations never experienced, and it certainly was a new experience for nearly all of us. Professor Steve Shaff retiring from Sauk By Glen Wicks, staff reporter After having a teaching career at SVCC for thirty-two years, math professor Steven J. Shaff is planning to retire on July 31st of this year. Wyatt's World By Joseph Magana A Wyatt's World comic. Sterling crime down and police department responds to pandemic By Nic Bullock, area news The Sterling police department recently reported crime rate statistics for 2020 which indicate a steep drop in overall crime. The department also made changes in response to the pandemic that have never been made before. Faculty Feature: Eye on evolving media By Noel Berkey I have occasionally found myself watching TikToks for hour-long stretches at the end of the day. Nice Knights, p. 2 By Micah Green Nice Knights, p. 2 Nice Knights, p. 1 By Micah Green Nice Knights, p. 1 Review: Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu By Nic Bullock, staff writer “The Handmaid’s Tale”, a novel written by Margaret Atwood and first published in 1985, is adapted beautifully in Hulu’s television series. SVCC student government needs you By Ethan Ainley, staff reporter The Student Government Association (SGA) has had difficulty getting SVCC students motivated to run for crucial officer positions this year. Skyhawks Got Talent could be cancelled By Ethan Ainley The SVCC talent show, Skyhawks Got Talent, struggles to get students to participate in the virtual event that is supposed to happen on April 28. United As One By Glen Wicks, staff reporter On April 7th, Sauk students were given the opportunity to participate in an event on Zoom called United As One. The event was held by Dr. Joshua Fredenburg, a professional speaker who travels to various colleges and universities to relay a message to students about the importance of leadership and diversity. Calling all authors By Mia Ashley The class hosted an Author’s Night event on Google Meet on Friday, April 9 from 7-9 pm. SVCC students and faculty with a few featured guest authors read their own work aloud for the public to hear.