Observer

2018-2019 Staff

Mackenzie Wallace

My name is Mackenzie Wallace and I am a staff writer for the Observer at ECC. This is my first semester at ECC and this is also my first year being apart of the Observer writing staff. I am a graduate of St. Charles North High...

Matt Karambelas

Managing Editor for Elgin Community College's Observer. Started in September 2019 with the Observer. First-semester student at ECC studying for the videography certificate here at ECC. Learning more about journalism and communications...

Victoria Crowe

This is my fourth and final semester at ECC and I’m studying Journalism. I joined The Observer to gain some more experience in the area and improve my writing skills. ...

Arturo Chuatz

I'm studying accounting and economics. I've been at ECC for a little over two years now, with this being my last semester here. I decided to join The Observer because I've always been interested in the writing that journalists do...

Jonah Seckel

I’m studying journalism, I’ve been at ECC for three years, and I decided to join The Observer so I can have a way to connect with my community college and feel more comfortable talking to instructors and students around the...

Auden Hattendorf

I’m getting my Associates in Arts to transfer, I’ve been at ECC since the fall of 2016, and I felt like writing in another form (journalism) could be interesting.

Ethan Wiles

I'm studying broadcast communications and it's my third-year at ECC. I chose to join The Observer because my dream job is to be a journalist and I feel that being part of such a successful school newspaper will help me in the fu...

Julissa Luna

I have been at Elgin Community College since 2015, in 2017 I graduated with an Associate’s in Science. I returned to school to pursue a degree in Graphic Design and I’m currently working on the Associate’s in applied Science...

Valeria Mancera-Saavedra

I’m earning an Associate in Arts degree at ECC and later transferring to a 4-year university for Journalism. This is my second year here at ECC. I decided to join the Observer to obtain experience related to the career I’m...

Shealeigh Voitl

My name is Shealeigh Voitl, and I am a second-year student studying journalism here at ECC. I've really enjoyed being able to learn more about my community and my peers on campus through The Observer, and I'm thrilled to be a...

Kristen Flojo

I am studying photography and have been with The Observer for almost two years now. I initially joined to get experience in photojournalism. I love action shots, so I hope to become a concert photographer or a sports 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...

Juan Castillo

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

Luz Silva

I am a second-year student studying Criminal Justice. I decided to join the Observer because I enjoy photography and am interested in sports journalism, I thought joining would be a great opportunity to further my interests. ...

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