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The Vaccine Mandate: What to Expect

Ava Pollock, Staff Writer
September 17, 2021

Acting on Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s Aug. 26 executive order, Elgin Community College is requiring that that all students, faculty, administrators and staff get the COVID-19 vaccination or submit weekly COVID tests. For those who choose to get vaccinated, Sept. 19 was the deadline to receive the first of a two-dose vaccine or a single-dose vaccine, according to an all-campus ECC email. This...

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...

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A chemistry lab meets in person on Sept. 15. Several courses are offering some in-person instruction this fall.
Students are back on campus
Lina Fasihi, Staff Photgrapher • September 17, 2021

Student Lloyd Chinnock follows ECC mask guidelines while doing school work.
Campus safety during the pandemic
Dom Di Palmero, Photo and Social Media Editor • September 17, 2021

Gearing up for a sense of community at community college
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