ECC forensic team student wins national title

Observer staff
April 13, 2021

Lukas Munoz, Observer managing editor and member of the ECC Forensic Team, won a national championship over the week-long tournament held April 4-10. He won a gold medal (1st place) for Informative Speaking. Munoz also won a silver medal (2nd place) for Extemporaneous Speaking. The Phi Rho Pi National Speech and Debate Tournament was held virtually this year. Other ECC Forensic Team members Damaris...

Observer earned 9 awards at state journalism competition

Observer staff
April 8, 2021

The Observer earned 9 awards at the Illinois Community College Journalism Association (ICCJA) spring conference.  The awards were for all community college journalism work for all of 2020. The Observer staff earned 3rd place for General Excellence, an award that recognizes best overall newspaper. The Observer also earned 3rd place honors for best website. Two Observer staff members received...

ECC reveals “transitional return to normal” for fall 2021

Hadley Corbett and Lukas Munoz
March 17, 2021

Elgin Community College released its fall 2021 plans last week, increasing its in-person learning opportunities for courses including English, speech, psychology, math, biology, history, political science, business, economics, humanities, computer information systems, music, theater, and adult education.   "ECC is planning for a transitional return to normal operations during the fall 2021 semester,"...

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