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Bathroom Blehs & The Custodial Heroes of ECC

Brittany Raysby, Staff Writer

April 18, 2017

“What Frustrates You at ECC?” reads the several posters hung up around Elgin Community College’s campus, asking students to let The Observer know what issues bother them. If you’ve emailed us, you are about to get your respons...

Charity Spotlight: Ronald McDonald House

Lisa Lillianstrom, Staff writer

April 18, 2017

When a child is diagnosed with cancer or any kind of life threatening disease, it can take a toll on the family. Financially, a family may experience struggles, especially when the treatment is miles away from their home and involves...

Speaking up at Feminism 101

Brittany Raysby, Staff writer

March 29, 2017

Feminism 101, one of  Elgin Community College's Women History Month events, highlighted the principles and history of feminism and demonstrated the slow but ever-steady progression of gender equality. The presentation,  put o...

Wikileaks Releases Sensitive CIA Information

Will Stringfellow, Staff Writer

March 26, 2017

The first Friday of March, renowned non-profit-government-secret-leaking site Wikileaks, released a very large information dump that they titled ‘Vault 7.’ Vault 7 is multiple documents detailing a large portion of the...

Leslie Goddard Brings Alice Paul To Life In Soup And Stories

Lisa Lilianstrom, Staff Writer

March 26, 2017

When some people think of women's suffrage, most of them would think of Susan B. Anthony. However, there was also another woman who had a very important role in the Suffrage Movement and that was Alice Paul. Attendees got to learn...

Charity Spotlight: The Trevor Project

Will Stringfellow, Staff Writer

March 13, 2017

The Trevor Project is a 24-hour, American non-profit suicide hot line focusing on helping gay, lesbian, trans, bisexual and questioning youth. The project was started back in 1998 after a short film was made about a boy, Trevor,...

LGBTQ+ Community Protests Anti-Gay Group

Brittany Raysby

March 13, 2017

If you didn’t notice the rainbow- decked hallways of building B, you may have missed the biggest LGBTQ+ pride celebration of the semester, which is all thanks to the anti-gay group Heterosexuals Organized for a Moral Environme...

ECC Experiences The Hunger Banquet

Lisa Lillianstrom

March 13, 2017

On March 8, Elgin Community College's Student Life hosted the Hunger Banquet, which was an experience to learn more about hunger, poverty, food insecurity and what can be done to help those who need it the most. The event started...

Q & A with Dr. Sam

Brittany Raysby, Staff Writer

February 27, 2017

Dr. David Sam has been the president of Elgin Community College for a decade, and he shares his experience at the college. When did you first start here at ECC? "Feb. 12, 2007" Why did you apply to come to ECC? "I started my ...

Seminar on stereotyping held at the library

Maarten Metzelaar, Staff Editor

February 27, 2017

A recent seminar has been held in the Elgin Community College's library and was planned and executed by Tonisha Via, Rachel Moore, Anitra King and Tiera Egelson.  The goal of the seminar:  To dispel and “debunk” African...

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