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

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

‘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

Widespread Flu Activity Interferes with Blood Donations

Amanda Straight | Reporter One crisis leads to another, and this flu season is proving it. The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that this season is measuring up to the severe 2014-2015 epidemic, and it’s taking its toll on the nation’s blood supply. As one of the first of the 48 states … Continue reading Widespread Flu Activity Interferes with Blood Donations

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

ECC Art Gallery Welcomes Local Artists

Alex Hilse | Reporter The Spring 2018 semester has begun, which means the East Central Art Gallery will bring new exhibits for the community to see. “This semester features four group shows, and what's interesting is that the four groups are at quite different stages in their lives,” Jennifer Higerd, East Central College Gallery Coordinator, said. … Continue reading ECC Art Gallery Welcomes Local Artists

‘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