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Clowns Terrorize Citizens Across America

Ryan Naughton and Will Stringfellow

October 18, 2016

For many people, fall brings crisp mornings, thoughts of Halloween and leaves falling off trees. However, this autumn, the spookiness of Halloween has come a bit early, in the sinister form of clowns. The trend of dressing up...

ECC Celebrates First Ever Indigenous Peoples Day

Syed Hashmi, Staff Writer

October 17, 2016

The rich bass of rhythmic drums could be found resonating through Elgin Community College on Oct. 10, as the school celebrated Indigenous Peoples Day for the first time. Coloring the campus this past Monday were live performances...

Locker Room Policy Sparks Debate at School District U-46

October 4, 2016

Recently school district U-46, the second largest school district in Illinois,  has allowed a transgender student to use the locker room of the gender they identify with. On Sept. 12, there was a Board of Education meeting where...

A Helping Hand from ECC

Syed Hashmi, Staff Writer

October 3, 2016

Higher education in America can be broken down into three categories: public, private and for profit. State-funded institutions are considered to be public, they generally have a lower cost of attendance and offer a wide array...

Environmental Choices Close to Home

Syed Hashmi, Staff Writer

October 3, 2016

The corner of Kimball Street and Grove Avenue saw a powerful protest on Sept. 13, 2016. Prominent environmental advocacy groups around the area took part in a protest against the creation and implementation of the Dakota access...

Encouraging Words from Students about Black Lives Matter

Brenda Alcantar, Staff Writer

October 3, 2016

The issue of racism still exists in this present day, and with the Black Lives Matter movement going on, it can be the icing on the cake. Students are protesting and getting the word out and have some words of encouragement...

ECC Cafeteria Raises Prices

Brenda Alcantar, writer

October 3, 2016

Managing Director of Operations Kelly Strossner said the prices at the Elgin Community College cafeteria have gone up to cover expenses like labor, cost of goods and perishables. “The prices have gone up, not probable they...

ECC Snaps & Chats About Student Life

Vanessa Passo, Staff Writer

October 3, 2016

Elgin Community College’s Student Life held their very first Snap & Chat Leadership Workshop geared toward leaders and fellow members of ECC student organizations. On Sept. 23, a small group of about 15 ECC student members of or...

ECC Works to Maintain Student Success in Spite of Budget Crisis

Casey McCartin and Vanessa Passo

September 20, 2016

For the 2016 semester, Elgin Community College has faced a six dollar tuition increase due to recent budget cuts. The school has only received 27 percent of what they received last year from the state. Ultimately, over the las...

PTK Helps Students See Full Potenial

September 19, 2016

When Phi Theta Kappa vice president, Jessica San Juan Perez, was in high school, she thought that community college was for students with no success, and that she would have to go to a four year university in order to have a successful...

Budget Cuts Affect Cross Country and Tennis

Ryan Naughton

September 19, 2016

On June 14, Elgin Community College announced that for the 2017 school year they were putting a budget into effect that would put them in a 2.7 million dollar deflect, and sadly this affected both staff members and certain students...

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