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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....

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. ...

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