Observer

2022-2023 Staff

Vansh Patel
Staff Photographer

Vansh Patel

Hey! I'm Vansh, a first-year student at ECC and a first-year photographer for The Observer! Photography is a great passion of mine and gives me a chance to express myself through my pictures. Although I plan on going into Pharmacy...

Lance Lagoni
Staff Photographer

Lance Lagoni

Continuing education student in Art (photography) B. A. , M. B. A. Michigan State University Accounting, business law, economics, finance & marketing majors. Retired after 45 year career in Business. Active in...

Jenna McKee
Staff Writer

Jenna McKee

What's up I'm Jenna! This is my second year at ECC and I'm studying to become a park ranger. I love nature, fashion, and music, as well as playing guitar. I've always enjoyed writing and I'm excited to hone in this interest :)

Cole Christensen
Staff Writer

Cole Christensen

Hey! I'm Cole, it's my second year at ECC, and I'm excited to start working for The Observer! I'm working on getting my Associate's in Arts and a Bachelor's in Political Science in the future. Besides writing, I enjoy playing...

Vick Lukaszuk
Staff Writer

Vick Lukaszuk

Hello! I'm Vick, a sophomore at ECC, and this is my first year working with the Observer. I'm currently pursuing a double major in English and Psychology. I hope that these interests bleed through my work to provide a fresh perspective...

Michelle Doherty
Staff Writer

Michelle Doherty

Hello all, my name's Michelle Doherty, and I'm a returning student at ECC. This is my second year as a member of The Observer. My first time I was the Graphic Designer, but that's when we still printed the paper! This time...

Yesenia De La Torre
Staff Writer

Yesenia De La Torre

Hi! I'm Yesenia and this is my first year at Elgin Community College and my first year being with The Observer. Outside of The Observer I love listening to music, reading books, and watching my favorite TV shows/movies. I am...

Indie Wilson
Staff Writer

Indie Wilson

Hi! My name is Indie Wilson and I am a first year student here at ECC. Writing has always been a passion of mine so I'm excited to join The Observer and I look forward to sharing my stories with our community!

Eric D. Rangel
Staff Writer

Eric D. Rangel

Hi! I'm Eric. This is my first year at ECC and my first year with The Observer. I have always had an interest in writing and photography; hence, the reason I am excited to be a part of The Observer. I cannot wait to be able to ...

Kip Kane
Staff Writer

Kip Kane

Hello! My name is Kip Kane, I use they/them pronouns, and I am a second-year student at ECC. I am a first-year staff writer for the Observer. I am an avid creative writer, singer, and Dungeons and Dragons player. I am so excited...

Hannah Soukup
Staff Writer

Hannah Soukup

Hi everyone! My name is Hannah and I’m a new staff member to The Observer. I love writing, have been interested in journalism for a few years now, and I enjoy all things outdoors! I love hiking, biking, boating, etc. but my...

Shayndel Valles
Freelance Photographer

Shayndel Valles

Hi! My name is Shayndel Valles and I am a first-year student at ECC. After obtaining my Associate of Arts degree, I plan to major in Marketing/Urban Studies at Loyola University Chicago. I look forward to continuing to work for...

Matt Brady
Photo Editor

Matt Brady

Hi, I'm Matt! I'm a second-year student and the photo editor for the Observer. I've lived in Elgin for my whole life and went to St. Edward's Central Catholic High School. I've loved photography for a long time and intend on becoming...

Nat Leon
Engagement Editor

Nat Leon

Hello! My name is Nat Leon and I am a second-year student at ECC. I joined the Observer last semester and look forward to gaining more experience with it this school year. Outside of writing, I enjoy reading, listening to music,...

Dominic Di Palermo
Editor-in-Chief

Dominic Di Palermo

I'm Dominic Di Palermo. I'm the Editor-in-Chief of the Observer. This is my second year at Elgin Community College and my second year with The Observer. I've been a photojournalist for almost four years and I recently began the...

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