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“Sharing love with all of God’s creations”: The story of pastor, director, and adviser, Jemel Townsend

November 27, 2017

Filed under Human Interest

Jemel Townsend was only two years when he took his first big adventure to travel alongside his family from Jamaica, Queens, New York to Atlanta, Georgia. Escaping a drug-addicted father, his mother and siblings moved states away...

ECC students showcase their talents at Spartan Mic Night

Ismael Cordova, Editor-in-Chief

November 27, 2017

Filed under Human Interest

"Music is the universal language of mankind" were the wise words that third-year student, Erica Sobremonte remembers as she quotes Henry Wadsworth Longfellow regarding her interest in music. Ever since she was young, Sobremonte...

Learning how to cope during the holiday season

Lisa Lilianstrom, Staff Writer

November 13, 2017

Filed under Human Interest, Lifestyle

It is the most wonderful time of the year, where we think about chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose. While it may seem so wonderful for some, for others it isn't always that way. Holidays can...

Students Who Are Not Silent brings LGBT homelessness to attention

Lisa Lillianstrom, Staff Writer

November 13, 2017

Filed under Human Interest, News

Elgin Community College Student, Robert Peluso has dreams of one day working with animals. Like many other students, Peluso went to ECC to begin his goal towards his dream job with hopes of transferring to a four-year university....

The importance of “allies” in the LGBT community

Lisa Lilianstrom, Staff Writer

October 30, 2017

Filed under Human Interest, Opinion

The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning/queer (LGBT) community has fought against prejudice for decades. The LGBT community, now, has rights, including same-sex couple's ability to do the same things that heterosexual...

ECC students speak on the importance of breast cancer awareness

October 30, 2017

Filed under Human Interest, News

Elgin Community College student, Rocky Vick was only thirty-four when they were first diagnosed with breast cancer. After noticing a lump on their breast and a trip to the gynecologist they were able to detect it. "I ended...

“Make A Difference Week” engages students to get involved in their communities

Ismael Cordova, Editor-in-Chief

October 29, 2017

Filed under Human Interest, News

The Elgin Community College Student Life Department hosted their annual ‘“Make A Difference Week” this past Oct. 16-19. This Make A Difference Week hosted a variety of events throughout its course. Events consisted of a...

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