Student Newspaper

The student newspaper was founded under the guidance of Shirley Borel, Professor of Journalism, in the fall of 1967.  The first issue was printed on October 6, 1967.  Initially, the student paper was nameless, and a contest was held from October 8 through 15, 1967, to name the paper.  The winning name, submitted by Tom Wiggins, was the Pow-Wow.  The first issue under this title was the October 31, 1967 issue, and the title continued for the subsequent four issues. The name was changed to Insight with the February 27, 1968 issue due to action of the Student Senate. Insight won awards from the Associated Collegiate Press, Columbia Scholastic Press Association and the Illinois Community College Journalism Association throughout the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. Insight provided student perspectives on campus issues, pop culture and to a lesser extent national issues. The Archive Center has a nearly complete run of the newspaper.

Contact Info.

The Library-Archivist can be contacted via phone at (630) 466-7900 ex. 6639.