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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....

The need to protest: Election Year

Lisa Lilianstrom, Staff Photographer

April 19, 2016

Election year is among us, this November we will be getting a new president, however it's not all fun and games on the campaign trail. As we get closer to the big reveal the protests start getting more intense. Everyone wants...

Understanding “The Bern” and Tuition-Free College

Mitch Karmis, Staff Writer

March 30, 2016

Who wants free college? Wait, better question: Who doesn’t want free college? I know I would certainly appreciate it, especially with Illinois’s current state of affairs concerning college tuition. The average cost of tu...

The pros and cons of taking hybrid classes

Lisa Lillianstrom, Staff Writer

March 30, 2016

When it comes to choosing classes, some students take either online classes or on campus classes. Every student learns differently, some even take hybrid classes, in which part of it takes place on campus and part of it takes...

“Sports Illustrated” swimsuit edition brings waves of questions

Itzel Gomez and Natalie Wilson

March 3, 2016

For better or for worse, “Sports Illustrated” has made history. For the first time ever, a plus-size model was featured on the cover of their 2016 swimsuit edition.  Released in January, this particular edition of this long-standin...

Turning Pages: Uncovering the Answers Behind Textbooks

Tom Laspisa and Stephanie Andrade, Staff Writer

February 28, 2016

Many of Elgin Community College’s students have felt like they have been cheated when it comes to the purchasing and returning of their textbooks. Students have felt frustrated with such issues like textbook prices, return values a...

Cruelty-free products are hard to come by

Natalie Wilson, Staff Writer

February 28, 2016

It seems impossible to talk with someone who does not use products that are tested upon animals. Whether it’s cosmetics, hair products or even face wash most products are being tested on innocent animals and consumers are unaware. ...

ECC strives to be all inclusive with bilingual newsletter

Itzel Gomez, Executive Editor

January 13, 2016

My parents have always requested that any papers from the school be mailed either in both English and Spanish, or just Spanish if possible. Now that I’m in college, and all the papers come addressed to me, I was a little surprise...

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