Stop Saying The R-Word

Lisa Lillianstrom, Staff Writer

March 26, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Growing up, I remember some kids asking me, "Hey Lisa did you know that you are retarded?" I remember them calling me that because I was different than most of the kids at my school. At the time, I didn't really understand...

30 Hour Famine: The Experience

Lisa Lilianstrom

March 13, 2017

Filed under Human Interest, Opinion

"I have to go all the way upstairs to charge my phone!" "They said my name wrong at Starbucks!" "I hate it when I have to constantly update my computer!" "I can't believe I had to pay extra for the guac!" Those are...

Delusions of Grandeur

Syed Hashmi, Staff Writer

March 1, 2017

Filed under Opinion

If anything, President Trump has proven himself be the genius salesmen he claims to be. After all, he sold an entire nation on a particularly foul set of policies and ideologies that disregard everything the country once stood...

The real harm in half-baked activism

Maarten Metzelaar, Staff Editor

February 27, 2017

Filed under Opinion

During the moment when I should have been prepared, sitting in my newspaper class, unsurprisingly I was rushing to make it to that class.  In my confused haste, a pair of smiling faces walked up to me to offer me a safety pin....

There is still hope

Syed Hashmi, Staff Writer

December 6, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Alright folks, thank you so very much for tuning into this week's review of the latest and greatest hit television show "America." If you don’t already know, "America" is a raunchy political comedy highlighting the slow destruction...

Experiences of a high schooler navigating the ECC experience

Molly Bosshart, Special Contributor

December 6, 2016

Filed under Opinion

If you had been given the chance to get out of high school early, would you have taken it? I did. My school district took part in the Accelerate Program for the first time this year, and my friends and I were the guinea pigs....

Dave Chappelle hosts Saturday Night Live

Luis Arevalo, Staff writer

November 30, 2016

Filed under Human Interest, Opinion, Reviews

When The Chappelle Show first premiered on TV the final sketch to air on its first episode was of a blind white supremacist, who just so happen to be black. So, who better to have host Saturday Night Live the Tuesday follo...

Giving Thanks With A Thankful Heart

Vanessa Passo, Staff Writer

November 15, 2016

Filed under Lifestyle, Opinion

In the blink of an eye, November is already upon us. Christmas decorations hit the shelves even before the Thanksgiving turkey is served on dinner tables. For people like me, November stirs up a whirlwind of emotions; exciteme...

Real Talk: Black Friday

Vanessa Passo and Will Stringfellow

November 15, 2016

Filed under Human Interest, Opinion

It’s that time of year; the turkey is carved and the shopping bags are filled. The infamous Black Friday is creeping up on us. Sales, sales and more sales sweep retailers across the states, as families cut their giving of th...

Trump Election Disappoints Millions Across America

Syed Hashmi, Staff Writer

November 12, 2016

Filed under News, Opinion

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 Observer Attends Associated Collegiate Press Conference

Syed Hashmi, Staff Writer

October 29, 2016

Filed under Opinion

I found myself feeling more than a little out of place stepping into my first session at the Associate Collegiate Press event on Oct. 21. Clad in ripped black jeans, earrings and a goofy sweater, I found myself amid suit coats,...

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