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End of semester rituals are upon us

Vanessa Passo, Staff Writer

May 2, 2017

College students, not only limiting the folks of Elgin Community College, are among the time when their emails are infiltrated with messages asking for their time to complete course evaluations *Que heavy sigh*. One of two...

“Hearing” Things From A New Perspective

Lisa Lilianstrom, Staff writer

May 2, 2017

Have you ever wondered what it's like to be deaf? Have you ever wondered what your life would be like? Have you ever wanted to know the daily routine of deaf individuals? I'll tell you what it is... it's just like everyone else's....

Finding Success With A Disability

Lisa Lillianstrom, Staff writer

April 18, 2017

Growing up, there have been people that didn't expect me to survive the real world, because of the simple fact that I have Autism. With Autism Awareness Month happening right now and for the rest of the duration of April, there...

“Reasons” Why Mental Health Is So Important

Lisa Lillianstrom, Staff writer

April 18, 2017

When 'Thirteen Reasons Why' started streaming on Netflix, it quickly became a hit among the viewers. The series sparked many different articles discussing bullying, suicide, rape and most prominently, mental health. While the...

The Importance of Blood Donations

Will Stringfellow, Staff Writer

April 18, 2017

Two or three times a year, Elgin Community College hosts a blood drive through Heartland Blood Donation Center. It might seem annoying to get asked to donate every single time but it really is important; there can never be too...

Beauty and the Beast Stirs Up Mindless Uproar

Vanessa Passo, Staff Writer

March 26, 2017

Tale as old as time. Society gets butt-hurt at every slight instance of something that differentiates from the norm or standard points-of-view of the majority of these nation’s folks. Not much posed as different with the ap...

Stop Saying The R-Word

Lisa Lillianstrom, Staff Writer

March 26, 2017

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

"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

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

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

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

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....

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