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“Avenue Q”: the Grown-Up ‘Sesame Street’

Brittany Raysby

February 28, 2017

Broadway’s Tony award-winning musical, "Avenue Q", came to ECC this February with an unapologetic, but witty look at life after college. But with "Sesame Street"-like puppets.  With musical numbers like “Everyone’s a ...

The long line that is domestic violence

Vanessa Passo

February 27, 2017

On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States, per the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. A classmate, a friend, a sibling, a professor; any and all of...

A taste of Africa D.I.Y.

A taste of Africa D.I.Y.

February 13, 2017

Get in the holiday spirit with fun DIY projects

Lisa Lillianstrom, Staff writer

December 6, 2016

It's the most wonderful time of the year, where trees are decorated, people are shopping for loved ones and tons of Christmas cookies are baked. It is also the most crafty time of the year, with tons of craft-makers selling their...

Giving Thanks With A Thankful Heart

Vanessa Passo, Staff Writer

November 15, 2016

In the blink of an eye, November is already upon us. Christmas decorations hit the shelves even before the Thanksgiving turkey is served on dinner tables. For people like me, November stirs up a whirlwind of emotions; exciteme...

Have Fun With These DIY Thanksgiving Crafts

Lisa Lilianstrom, Staff writer

November 15, 2016

Thanksgiving is a time to spend with family, to give thanks, eat great food, watch parades and some football. However, sometimes it can be hard to get creative because it can be hard to get inspired, so here are some awesome (and...

Chill Out, Not Burnout

Brittany Raysby, Staff writer

November 13, 2016

It's 3 a.m. and you are sitting on your floor with three finished coffees and you just cracked open a 5 hour energy shot. Your paper is due later that morning and you already regret your current life choices. Ready or not, finals...

ECC Celebrates Spirit Day To Stop Bullying

Lisa Lilianstrom, Staff writer

October 31, 2016

In a movement to end bullying of LGBT youth, Students Who Are Not Silent, SWANS, observed Spirit day, encouraging staff and students to take a pledge to "go purple" for the day. Spirit day is a national campaign in the LGBT...

Zombie’s Takeover Elgin

Will Stringfellow, Staff Writer

October 18, 2016

The zombie plague has always been a big concern for the people of the world but worry not, there has been an area set up for the safety of everyone called Nightmare on Chicago Street. The annual event is back this year with plenty...

ECC Students Reach Out to Community of Elgin This Halloween

Lisa Lilianstrom

October 16, 2016

Halloween is a time where kids are supposed to take part in the favorite past time of trick-or-treating, have Halloween parties at their schools and dress up in their adorable costumes. Unfortunately, not all areas of Elgin are...

No Money for Halloween? No Problem!

Lisa Lilianstrom, Staff writer

October 16, 2016

Halloween comes once a year and there are so many people that like to go all-out with their costumes. However, not everyone can afford those expensive Halloween costumes sold at Halloween stores. Seeing those prices can get very...

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