2018-2019 Staff

Victoria Crowe

Staff Writer

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

Staff Writer

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

Staff Writer

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

Staff Writer

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.

Camryn Cutinello

Staff Writer

This is my second semester at ECC and I'm studying journalism. I joined The Observer to get more experience working in news.

Ethan Wiles

Staff Writer

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

Graphic Designer

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...

Breyana Perry

Staff Writer

I’m studying broadcast journalism. This is my first year at ECC and I decided to join The Observer because I wanted to get better at writing and explore my options in the journalism field.

Valeria Mancera-Saavedra

Staff Writer

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

Managing Editor

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

Staff Photographer

I am studying photography and have been at ECC for almost three years now. I decided to join The Observer to get experience in photojournalism. I love action shots, so I hope to become a concert photographer or a sports photographer.

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...

Juan Castillo

Social Media Manager

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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