ECC Prepares for Accreditation Hearing

Jennifer Somers | Editor During a visit to campus in October of 2017, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) found that East Central College did not meet the criteria required to maintain accreditation and recommended that the college be placed on probationary status. The HLC is ECC’s regional accrediting agency. The organization accredits degree-granting postsecondary educational … Continue reading ECC Prepares for Accreditation Hearing

ECC Humanities Fest

Part of the ECC Arts and Humanities Department (English, Communications, Spanish) hosted the first-ever Humanities Fest at East Central College. Poetry Troupe Poetry Alive! performed and held workshops for students and faculty, there was a speech contest, Spanish writing contest, and the winners from the English Department's spring Poetry and Research Writing Contest were announced. … Continue reading ECC Humanities Fest

Artist Spotlight: Kerra Taylor

Ben Johnson | Reporter Fine arts artist Kerra Taylor recently displayed her “The Theatrics of Storytelling” collection at ECC. She describes the work as “large-scale paintings, narratives involving [her] family.” “I’m coming with stories,” Taylor said. “I’m commemorating memories that didn’t actually happen. When I painted this collection, I wanted to feel a sense of … Continue reading Artist Spotlight: Kerra Taylor

‘Black Panther’ Strikes Audiences with Diversity

Jennifer Somers | Editor During its opening weekend, the 2018 film adaptation of Marvel’s “Black Panther” drew in an estimated $192 million in the U.S. and Canada alone, making it the fifth highest-earning opening of any film, according to The Associated Press. What sets the film apart from its counterparts is the diversity of its … Continue reading ‘Black Panther’ Strikes Audiences with Diversity

Softball Season Begins Following Weather Delay

Trevor Sommer | Reporter The Falcon’s softball team was disappointed after their first games at Northeast Mississippi Community College, scheduled Feb. 16-17, were canceled due to poor field conditions from rain. Despite the setback, the team kicked off the Spring 2018 season with wins against Missouri Valley College on Feb. 27 and Lewis & Clark … Continue reading Softball Season Begins Following Weather Delay

New SGA President Offers Voice of Change

Adam Fitts | Reporter Michail Ratcliff, East Central College's first openly gay Student Government Association President, wants to help people while staying true to himself. “If I can’t be authentic to myself, then I can’t be a good leader,” Ratcliff said. Ratcliff is the new SGA President as of the Spring 2018 semester but has … Continue reading New SGA President Offers Voice of Change

‘If I can’t scuba, then what’s this all been about?’ Beloved ‘The Office’ actor takes stage

Darcy Becker | Editor When I was 16, I started to watch “The Office,” and watching it became a daily ritual. At 16, I did not know how connected to the show I would become. Following my eighth round of watching the show, I saw that a peculiar star of “The Office” was to be … Continue reading ‘If I can’t scuba, then what’s this all been about?’ Beloved ‘The Office’ actor takes stage