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All Lives Matter

Syed Hashmi, Staff Writer

November 13, 2016

They say humans only divided themselves by race in the fourteenth century with no mention of the concept anytime before. On Nov. 7 Elgin Community College held an open discussion on a movement that has everything to do with modern...

Trump Election Disappoints Millions Across America

Syed Hashmi, Staff Writer

November 13, 2016

One word, four syllables, fourteen letters; that is all it takes to describe my opinion of this election and on the morning of Nov. 9, that same word also embodied the emotions of millions across America as Donald Trump was elected...

ECC’s Human Services Club Encourages Variety On and Off The Stage

Vanessa Passo, Staff Writer

November 1, 2016

The Human Services Club held their very first variety show in Elgin Community College’s Spartan Auditorium on Oct. 27. At 7:30 p.m., around 60 guests lent their time and support to six performers (five total acts); among...

ECC’s MAGIC Sparks Conversation About The Browning of America and ECC

Vanessa Passo, Staff Writer

November 1, 2016

Elgin Community College and the club of MAGIC, the Multicultural and Global Initiatives Committee, held an event for The Browning of America on campus on Oct. 24. Over 80 students gathered in Heritage room, B180, at 11 a.m. to liste...

Shine a Light on Domestic Violence

Brittany Raysby, Staff writer

November 1, 2016

‘Shine a Light on Domestic Violence’, hosted by Elgin Community Crisis Center, took place in the Seigle Auditorium at ECC last Thursday night, Oct. 27. The message was clear, powerful and simple; there needs to be more public ...

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...

ECC Students Register to Vote on Campus

Syed Hashmi, Staff Writer

October 28, 2016

Both September and October heard liberty ring through Elgin Community College as the student government facilitated opportunities for students to register and vote. The driving initiative of these registration events can best...

Elgin Community College’s Mock Presidential Debate

Ryan Naughton, Staff Writer

October 28, 2016

On Oct. 26, Elgin Community College hosted a mock debate in the Jobe lounge, with a rather large crowd who came out to watch the three candidates who were there trying to prove their point. Three different students played three...

Senator McConnaughay Joins ECC to Welcome Women to the Second Annual Women’s Conference

Vanessa Passo, Staff Writer

October 18, 2016

Elgin Community College held the second annual Women’s Conference hosted by Senator Karen McConnaughay. On Oct. 6, a crowd of over 100 women gathered in ECC’s dining room, room E121, to listen to Senator McConnaughay, ...

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