Category: Features

NIACC Library offers inviting place on campus

By Samantha Schupanitz Logos Lite Student April 11, 2017 Many students are guilty of overlooking all the opportunities the NIACC Library offers. From assistance with research papers to a friendly place to hang out, the library is an essential place where students can enhance their academic experience. The NIACC Library offers so much more beyond just a quiet place to study. Jennie Ver Steeg, Library Director, explained, “Eighty-five percent of our stuff is online through […]

Missing class impacts student-athletes, instructors and coaches

By Kendall Cornick Introduction to Journalism Student March 21, 2017 Opening weekends in the baseball and softball world bring excitement as they mark the beginning of game play, the beginning of showing off all the work the athletes have put in. However, opening weekends also amp up the stress levels of students, coaches and teachers alike as the student-athletes begin to miss classes like crazy. Currently, opening weekends are happening all around the country as […]

NIACC students have resources to stay fit, active and happy

By Amanda Borden Introduction to Journalism Student March 21, 2017 Besides having to juggle classes and exams, it is hard to keep a body healthy; especially, if he or she has no idea how to do so. It is a proven fact that taking care of the body will help relieve stress, anxiety, depression, and substantially make one feel better as a whole. Thankfully, NIACC is a campus that invites all types of students to […]

Ciochetto continues to lead Lady Trojans to success

By Juan De La Cruz Logos Lite Student February 14, 2017 After helping the North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) Trojans women’s basketball team to a third place finish in the 2014 NJCAA Division II national tournament as the primary assistant coach, Todd Ciochetto now leads the women’s basketball team as the head coach and has turned NIACC into national powerhouse that is on the verge of bringing a national championship to Mason City. Outside […]

Social media impacts students socially, academically

By Juan De La Cruz Logos Lite Student The days where college students sat together around the cafeteria tables or in their dorm rooms conversing without any type of electronic device present is a thing of the past. The rapid growth of social media on college campuses over the recent years has changed the dynamics of the college student experience. In most academic institutions’ cafeteria, dorm or local hangout place students can be found with […]

Morse means business in the classroom

By Haley Redican Introduction to Journalism Student Instructor Doug Morse is in his seventh year of teaching at NIACC. He is a business instructor who brings real world problems into the classroom. Morse desired to teach in the field of business because he enjoyed learning about it when he was first introduced to it. He enjoyed being with people who wanted to try new things. He also wanted to teach in the field of business […]

NAMI on Campus at NIACC brings opportunities and awareness for students

By Samantha Schupanitz Logos Lite Student “We all experience emotional ups and downs from time to time caused by events in our lives. Mental health conditions go beyond these emotional reactions and become something longer lasting. They are medical conditions that cause changes in how we think and feel and in our mood. They are not the result of personal weakness, lack of character or poor upbringing,” according to The National Alliance for Mental Illness […]

Hybrid Classes Provide Options and Opportunities for Students

By Anna Boettcher Logos Lite Student Hybrid classes are being offered at NIACC each semester, and depending on educational preferences, a hybrid class could bring a new way of learning to the table and benefit many students in the process. A hybrid class is a course in which some traditional face-to-face “seat time” is replaced by online learning activities. According to the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee’s website, “The purpose of a hybrid course is […]

Know Before You Go…Vote! A Profile on Ted Cruz for Voters

Emily Dodd Logos Lite Student In this segment, I will follow different political candidates and inform students on how these candidates feel about certain hot topic issues.  Ted Cruz is a supporter of the Second Amendment right to bear arms and believes that all citizens should be allowed to freely express these rights. Cruz created legislation that allows interstate firearm sales, which he believes strengthens the Second Amendment rights, according to He has also […]

Know Before You Go…Vote! A Profile on Hillary Clinton for Voters

In this segment, I will follow different political candidates and inform students on how these candidates feel about certain hot topic issues.  Hillary Clinton is a very well known woman for many different reasons. She was married to former President Bill Clinton and was the First Lady. She also served as a U.S. Senator for New York and Secretary of State under our current President Barack Obama. Clinton is a practicing lawyer and law professor, […]