Giving Thanks With A Thankful Heart

Vanessa Passo, Staff Writer

November 15, 2016

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

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 13, 2016

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 30, 2016

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,...

Finding Hope in Chicago

Lisa Lilianstrom

October 3, 2016

There have been so many news stories about shootings in Chicago, IL. One opinion that came into the spotlight was on the Sept. 28 debate when Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump brought up Chicago saying that the city...

What I Wish I Knew About College

Vanessa Passo, Staff Writer

October 3, 2016

The unsettling fear creeps in the pit of your stomach as you realize you’ve beaten the high school routine to death. After graduation from such a familiar routine and familiar faces, one cannot help but be paralyzed by both f...

Colin Kaepernick Isn’t The Problem

Luis Arevalo, Staff Writer

September 19, 2016

The protest of Colin Kaepernick, quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers, against social justice did not receive any public attention until it was done in the third preseason game against the Green Bay Packers. Since then, it...

How much does your resume cost?

Jon Beltrano, Staff writer

May 12, 2016

Community college students transferring to a four-year institution snatch any resume-building opportunity that walks past their mailbox. Honor societies seem to be the most enticing – and lucrative. According to Phi Theta...

Modeling and its effect on society

Rosa Gonzalez, staff writter

May 12, 2016

From a young age, people, especially women, are taught that to be considered beautiful, they must be thin, light skinned, have a clean complexion and be a certain size. We learn that from magazines, TV, radio and even from the...

Awareness brings Acceptance

Lisa Lilianstrom, Staff Photgrapher

April 24, 2016

We all want to be accepted for who we are, we all want people to like us for us, and not because they feel sorry for us. Nobody wants to be rejected because of being different than others. Unfortunately, that is a reality that...

Opinion: We’re Tired of Not Sleeping

Mitch Karmis and Stephanie Andrade, Staff Writers

April 19, 2016

Stephanie Andrade is that girl who is as diligent as she is quiet. Mitch Karmis is that guy with the glasses who sleeps in your morning classes. Both are rampant perfectionists with creative minds and a taste for good coffee....

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