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Coming to terms with the reality of Facebook and user privacy

Juan Castillo, Staff Writer

April 29, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Terms of use and services are kind of a running joke to a lot of people nowadays. Everyone jokes about how long they are and about how no one ever actually reads them before hitting accept. Once someone hits accept, it's out o...

How To Help Those With Special Needs With The Unexpected

Lisa Lilianstrom, Staff Writer

March 25, 2018

Filed under Human Interest, Opinion

Whenever there is a situation like a school shooting, we should all know what we have to do, we all need to baracade the classroom, stay silent, and wait for the police to arrive. That's what we should do, but what do we do when...

Tomb Raider, the 2018 film, did not honor it’s origin

Eli Anton, Staff Writer

March 25, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Reviews

The name Tomb Raider is a title recognized by many, with the video game series cherished as a childhood adventure game. At the time, nothing seemed wrong, but thinking back on the story, it is actually pretty dark. So with the rec...

Transcending Into History

Lisa Lilianstrom, Staff Writer

March 11, 2018

Filed under Opinion

March is Women's History Month and is often a month where we recognize the accomplishments of women through history. However, there is a group of women that have been left out until very recently, and that group is transgender...

School shootings as an American problem: What can we do

Brandon Thomas, Managing Editor

March 11, 2018

Filed under Opinion

School shootings happen far too often in America. The epidemic of schools being shot up is a definite problem in society today and one that is rather unique to this country in particular. Every time a school shooting happens it...

To work, or not to work

Brandon Thomas, Managing Editor

February 26, 2018

Filed under Opinion

It’s 7:00 in the morning. The sun is coming up and a cold breeze brushes my back as I thumb around under the hood of a white ford F-150. I check the coolant levels, the oil dipstick, the power steering fluid, and all the while...

The importance of protecting free speech of any kind

Juan Castillo, Staff Writer

February 26, 2018

Filed under Opinion

College is often a time when people are exposed to new ideas and experiences. This is all a part of the college experience. Moments of exposure like this provide people with opportunities for growth and development. On Feb. 28...

Lack of diversity on Board of Trustees calls attention of faculty and students

Ismael Cordova, Staff Writer

February 11, 2018

Filed under Opinion

"Multiculturalism” was the talk of the town as the Board of Trustees of Elgin Community College appointed alumnus Ryan Weiss to fill the vacancy left on the board following former trustee Angela Holmes's departure. Now that Ho...

1994’s “The Ref” brings criminal Christmas humor

Elizabeth Anton, Staff Writer

November 27, 2017

Filed under Opinion

When it comes to Christmas movies, most show loving and comedic families with a few hiccups or even love stories between old friends. “The Ref”, on the other hand, shows us that even a criminal on the run can fix fami...

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