The Skyhawk View

November 2022Volume 5, Issue 3

Retraction : Remodeling of Bathrooms
By Montez Taylor
In the October 2022 issue, The Skyhawk View claimed that the SVCC building was built in 1965.  In 1965, the citizens of the Sauk Valley area voted to establish SVCC. It wasn't until 1970 that the college building officially opened.  The Skyhawk View regrets the error.  
Sauk Valley Area Army Veteran Continues to Serve
By Debra Tennison
Valdez has since brought the military culture of service into his civilian life as he continues to serve fellow veterans and their families.
Editorial: Sterling High School Looks to Prepare Students Past the Classroom
By Brandon Clark
The school is trying to get students on board with preparing for their futures by offering more enticing elective classes.
Review: “Barbarian” is a brilliant exploration of man's evil in its most primal form
By Brynley Jones
Zach Cregger's “Barbarian” explores the subliminal hunter vs prey dynamic between men and women, but twists our expectations left and right.
Who are the Peer Mentors?
By the SVCC Student Peer Mentors
The SVCC Peer Mentors are available to students during our drop-in hours three times a week in room 2M9B providing a space for students to come and talk, study, do some destressing activities, or even just hang out.
Review: “Midnights” by Taylor Swift
By Jasey Green
“Midnights” ultimately trades the potential for raw emotion and artistic personality to shine through for mass-marketability.
Photos of National Manufacturing Company
By Richard Eichman
These photos are of the National Manufacturing Building in Sterling, Illinois.
Opinion: Your Professor isn’t out to get You
By Jasey Green
Most professors want to hear from students and - as scary as asking for help might seem - an open line of communication between teacher and student is better than a failing grade.
Faculty Feature
By Kristy Richard
Having such a major involvement with a variety of tasks at work, it inspired and motivated me to create my own business.
Women’s Basketball Has Arrived
By Montez Taylor
The Lady Skyhawks show perseverance as they dominate over Wilbur Wright College November 8th, 2022.
Local Search and Rescue Team Ready for Action
By Brandon Clark
The Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Patrol is a civilian volunteer search-and-rescue team that assists the sheriff’s department with missing persons, provides security at emergency scene sites, and patrols public events like the Whiteside County fair.
Dark Lord and Son
By Micah Green
A comic strip by Micah Green.
Dixon Varsity Men’s Bowling Team Meets Sterling High Bowling Team at Sterling
By Debra Tennison
By the end of the tough three game match, Dixon pulled up and ended with only a three-pin loss. 
Old Farmhouse faces Destruction
By Jasey Green
A farmhouse previously occupied by the original Director of Facilities in the 1970s is being torn down to make room for a new AG/Grounds building at Sauk Valley Community College.
Fall Harvest is In
By Debra Tennison
The numbers are coming in and the Illinois harvest is faring better than the national average. Currently the projected average corn yield in Northern Illinois is estimated at 204 bushels per acre this fall, up 2 bushels per acre from 2021. 
Editorial : How The Culture of Black Friday Shopping Has Changed and Why It’s Smarter to Shop Online
By Montez Taylor
Online shopping is more convenient and allows shoppers to do their holiday shopping from the comfort of their own homes in minutes all month long.