Observer

Take note of Elgin’s on-campus partners

Brandon Thomas, Managing Editor

April 30, 2018

Filed under Human Interest

Graduating students at Elgin Community College face a lot of tough decisions, because they have to decide if and where they want to continue their higher education in the future. College is expensive, obviously, and sometimes moving...

Don’t fret here’s how to have minimal debt

Lisa Lilianstrom, Staff Writer

April 29, 2018

Filed under Human Interest, Lifestyle

Whenever any student from a community college graduates, a good amount of them want to transfer to other universities in order to further their education and get better jobs. One of the main things that can stand in the way of...

It’s to die for: SWANS hosts their first ever drag show

Lisa Lilianstrom, Staff Writer

April 29, 2018

Filed under Human Interest

When Alana McKirahan was six years old she was diagnosed with social anxiety, since then she has always tried different things that are out of her comfort zone, one of them was competing in SWANS' (Students Who Are Not Silent...

Holi: The festival of colors at ECC

Valeria Mancera-Saavedra, Staff writer

April 29, 2018

Filed under Human Interest, News

The different cultures around the world form an indispensable part of society. Knowing the distinctive characteristics of each nation, country, or place, makes one create new perspectives and different viewpoints. At Elgin Community...

Why ECC students left their four year schools

Juan Castillo, Staff Writer

April 29, 2018

Filed under Human Interest, News

For many people, while in high school, they have a dream school  in mind that they hope to go to once they graduate. They might have visited the campus and fallen in love with the school then. Their parents might have attend...

Professors “advise” students outside the classroom

Lisa Lilianstrom, Staff Writer

April 15, 2018

Filed under Human Interest

When English professor Lori Clark went to a Pride Talk at Elgin Community College in 2015 she met three students who were trying to restart Students Who Are Not Silent (SWANS) after it had been inactive. After Clark got to know...

What reasons led our professors to teach?

Valeria Mancera-Saavedra, Staff writer

April 15, 2018

Filed under Human Interest

Education: a vocation that is not for everyone, because teaching is more complex than it seems. Several factors influence the decision of becoming a teacher, things like economic income, social status, and the labor market....

Ensuring student success by hiring the best-qualified professionals

Luz Silva, Editor-in-Chief

April 15, 2018

Filed under Human Interest

When a company or institution has a shortage of staff, a few things happen. First, their open position is advertised, then applicants are selected, then those applicants are interviewed, and finally those in charge of the hiring...

ECC Professors on RateMyProfessors.com

Ian Havemann and Juan Castillo

April 15, 2018

Filed under Human Interest, News

RateMyProfessors.com is a platform that gives students a method to anonymously review and grade their teachers based on their performance and gives those teachers the ability to browse the feedback made by their students. The sit...

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