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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...

Student Life’s Hunger Banquet feeds awareness of hunger insecurity

Ismael Cordova, Editor-in-Chief

November 13, 2017

Filed under Opinion

The Elgin Community College Student Life department hosted their annual Hunger Banquet on Nov. 8 in the Community and Heritage Rooms. In collaboration with Phi Theta Kappa, the Hunger Banquet strives to bring awareness to hunger...

Illinois Community College Student Association Activities Conference welcomes ECC student leaders

Ismael Cordova, Luz Silva, and Lisa Lilianstrom

October 30, 2017

Filed under Opinion

"Whenever you don't step up in your rightful place, someone else will take your place," were the words heard throughout the Gerard Room at the Illinois Community College Student Activities Association's (ICCSAA) Student Leadership...

The importance of “allies” in the LGBT community

Lisa Lilianstrom, Staff Writer

October 30, 2017

Filed under Human Interest, Opinion

The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning/queer (LGBT) community has fought against prejudice for decades. The LGBT community, now, has rights, including same-sex couple's ability to do the same things that heterosexual...

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