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Elgin Community College hosts Hijab Day

Lisa Lillianstrom

February 27, 2017

On February 9, the Muslim Student Association (MSA) hosted an event called Hijab Day where students could try on a Hijab in order to put themselves in the shoes of their Muslim classmates. Hijab Day has been a staple event...

Civic activism: the ones we have been waiting for

Lisa Lilianstrom

February 27, 2017

On February 22, as part of Black History Month, Professor Vincent Gaddis who teaches at Benedictine University,  talked with students, faculty and community members about civic activism and what can be done to become part of...

Safety pin campaign

Safety pin campaign

February 13, 2017

Bartlett shooting

Will Stringfellow, Staff Writer

February 13, 2017

SWAT Team trucks surrounded a home in a quiet Bartlett neighborhood in the afternoon of Jan. 24 after a man shot a woman, believed to be his wife, who then fled to a neighbor's home. The official police report states the man ba...

Passing of George Hoke

Ryan Naughton, Video Content Coordinator

December 6, 2016

George W. Hoke, 73, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016 in his home, located here in Elgin, IL. According to a press release from the school, “George was a long time faculty member of ECC spanning 26 years of service...

ECC offers Safe Zone program to faculty and staff

Casey McCartin and Vanessa Passo

December 6, 2016

Safe Zone is a program offered at Elgin Community College to provide knowledge to faculty and staff about lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and queer acceptance and understanding on campus. The program includes activities and...

I’m not racist but…

Syed Hashmi, Staff Writer

December 6, 2016

Joyce Fountain and her Sociology 209 class did Elgin Community College a great service on Thursday, Nov. 17 by hosting "I'm Not Racist But..." in the Spartan auditorium. The event was an all-inclusive forum for both students...

ECC's fiscal year 2017 budget pie graph, courtesy of ECC

ECC budget crisis update

December 6, 2016

Students go around the world for International Week

Lisa Lillianstrom, Staff writer

December 6, 2016

Students were able to see customs from around the world during the week of Nov. 14, in a week long event called International Week. Throughout the week there were performances, vendors, a street fair and many different...

Community remembers victims of transgender violence

Lisa Lillianstrom, Staff writer

December 6, 2016

Every year on Nov. 20, people come together to remember those who were murdered because they were Transgender. This day is known as Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR). According to the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), in 2016...

A step ahead with ECC’s dual credit program

Brittany Raysby, Staff writer

December 6, 2016

Elgin Community College has a simple and inexpensive Dual Credit program for high school students in local school districts D300, D301 and D303. The tuition-free program allows qualifying students to begin working towards thei...

The spotlight for diversity & laughter: ECC’s spartan mic night

Vanessa Passo

December 6, 2016

“Can we dim the lights a little?......Aliiittle bit more?” The crowd erupts in giggles as Alex Perteete, a second year student at Elgin Community College, takes her seat at the piano, spotlight shining along the black ...

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