2017-2018 Staff

Elizabeth Anton

Staff Writer

Elizabeth Anton is my legal name and Eli is my nickname. I’m a complete “Fresh-y” in college, on my first semester at ECC, and first time working on a newspaper. I’m currently studying psychology and art, planning to make...

Lance Lagoni

Staff Photographer

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...

Joseph Watychowicz

Staff Writer

An aspiring video production and photography student. I have created multiple freelance projects including a commercial for a product. Writing has always been an art I've consistently found to be immensely expansive, allowing...

Juan Castillo

Staff Writer

My name is Juan Castillo. This is my third semester here at Elgin Community College. I am working towards my associate in arts here at ECC and plan on transferring to a 4-year school and majoring in journalism. I am a reporter...

Lisa Lilianstrom

Writer and Photographer

My name is Lisa Lilianstrom and I am getting my Associate in Arts degree with an intent to transfer and major in Journalism. Besides the Observer I am also the service officer in United Students of All Cultures (USAC), I am also...

Luz Silva

Managing editor

I am a freshman studying Business Management. I am secretary of the Organization of Latin American Students (OLAS). I decided to join the Observer because I enjoy photography and am interested in sports journalism, I thought jo...

Ismael Cordova


Ismael Cordova works as a staff writer for Elgin Community College's Observer. As a former Editor-in-Chief, President of Students Who Are Not Silent, and an active student on the ECC campus, Cordova loves to write about the issues...

Jose Rojas

Graphic Design

I joined the Observer to apply my graphic design skills to something meaningful. The Observer is a great place to start this career path. Some of the duties I will take upon includes recreating the logo, layout design of the newspaper...

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