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I’m not racist but…

Syed Hashmi, Staff Writer

December 6, 2016

Filed under News

Joyce Fountain and her Sociology 209 class did Elgin Community College a great service on Thursday, Nov. 17 by hosting "I'm Not Racist But..." in the Spartan auditorium. The event was an all-inclusive forum for both students...

All Lives Matter

Syed Hashmi, Staff Writer

November 13, 2016

Filed under News

They say humans only divided themselves by race in the fourteenth century with no mention of the concept anytime before. On Nov. 7 Elgin Community College held an open discussion on a movement that has everything to do with modern...

ECC Students Register to Vote on Campus

Syed Hashmi, Staff Writer

October 28, 2016

Filed under News

Both September and October heard liberty ring through Elgin Community College as the student government facilitated opportunities for students to register and vote. The driving initiative of these registration events can best...

Senator McConnaughay Joins ECC to Welcome Women to the Second Annual Women’s Conference

Vanessa Passo, Staff Writer

October 18, 2016

Filed under News

Elgin Community College held the second annual Women’s Conference hosted by Senator Karen McConnaughay. On Oct. 6, a crowd of over 100 women gathered in ECC’s dining room, room E121, to listen to Senator McConnaughay, ...

ECC Celebrates First Ever Indigenous Peoples Day

Syed Hashmi, Staff Writer

October 17, 2016

Filed under Human Interest, News

The rich bass of rhythmic drums could be found resonating through Elgin Community College on Oct. 10, as the school celebrated Indigenous Peoples Day for the first time. Coloring the campus this past Monday were live performances...

A Helping Hand from ECC

Syed Hashmi, Staff Writer

October 3, 2016

Filed under Human Interest, News

Higher education in America can be broken down into three categories: public, private and for profit. State-funded institutions are considered to be public, they generally have a lower cost of attendance and offer a wide array...

Environmental Choices Close to Home

Syed Hashmi, Staff Writer

October 3, 2016

Filed under Human Interest, News

The corner of Kimball Street and Grove Avenue saw a powerful protest on Sept. 13, 2016. Prominent environmental advocacy groups around the area took part in a protest against the creation and implementation of the Dakota access...

Budget Cuts Affect Cross Country and Tennis

Ryan Naughton

September 19, 2016

Filed under News, Sports

On June 14, Elgin Community College announced that for the 2017 school year they were putting a budget into effect that would put them in a 2.7 million dollar deflect, and sadly this affected both staff members and certain students...

Education Crisis in Mexico

Syed Hashmi, Staff Writer

September 19, 2016

Filed under News

Civil unrest in Mexico, incited by the 2013 education reform, still has not seen resolution. Rather, the vigor of these protests has only increased. On February 13, 2013, Mexico adopted an education reform that sought to overhaul...

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