Hayley Vawter | Reporter What do the names Ida B. Wells, Qiu Jin, Sylvia Plath and Madhubala have in common? They are just a few of the twenty influential women in history featured in the new weekly obituary segments titled “Overlooked” by The New York Times. “Overlooked” was initially published in March 2018 in honor … Continue reading ‘Overlooked’ No Longer
Hayley Vawter | Reporter For as long as I can remember I have loved criminal justice television shows. The investigation, catching the bad guys and the criminology of it all has always been extremely intriguing to me. I’ve always had a curious mind, and I think that’s probably the main reason why the subject interests … Continue reading ‘Mindhunter’ Taking Center-Stage in Crime Dramas
Robert Pruessner | Guest Reporter Photo by Adam Fitts Would you rather have your every move watched, or have to worry about your own safety every time you walked outside? That seems to be the question these days, of surveillance and safety. I’ve recently just come back from a trip to London, and the cameras … Continue reading A Little Dilemma About Liberty in London
Jennifer Somers | Editor Before reaching puberty, young girls begin to face the pressure to be perfect. As they mature, society’s mighty hands shape girls like clay into the “ideal woman,” one that’s delicate, soft-spoken, modest and submissive to authority. Any girl that doesn’t exactly fit the mold is looked down upon and force-fed the … Continue reading Lack of Confidence Hinders Girls’ Success
Colleen Narup | Editor He has posted his experimental food creations for years on social media, worked at several restaurants throughout the St. Louis area and graduated from East Central College three times. These are just a few things that Stephen Danso, 30, of Union, has done in order to achieve his goal of opening … Continue reading ECC Alumnus Creates Culinary Masterpieces, Works Toward Lifelong Dream
Colleen Narup | Editor "Fake news" is a term that has been thrown around a lot in the media as of late. Cambridge Dictionary defines "fake news" as false stories that appear to be news that are spread on the Internet or other forms of media, usually created to influence political opinions or as a … Continue reading ‘Fake News’ vs. Actual News: Learning the Importance of Media Literacy
Amanda Straight | Reporter To hear it from the Oxford dictionary, fitness is simply “the condition of being physically fit and healthy.” Of course, this kind of broad definition leads to many interpretations. A professional athlete is likely to have a different opinion on what “being fit” is than someone who sits in a cubicle … Continue reading What does Fitness mean to ECC?
Pierce Simmons | Guest Reporter Are the Grammys becoming a thing of the past? Before the recent Grammy, people used to have “Grammy parties” similar to Super Bowl parties. It was a big deal. Today however, the Grammys have lost their appeal with the masses. The general population have become disengaged because, like many of … Continue reading The Grammys Need Improvements
Colleen Narup, Editor | Dec. 14, 2012: After murdering his mother in their nearby home in Newtown, Conn., a 20-year-old man entered Sandy Hook Elementary School while classes were in session and opened fire, killing six adult staff members and 21 children. June 12, 2016: A 29-year-old, motivated by hatred for the LGBT community, killed … Continue reading Thoughts, Prayers Will Not Save the U.S.
Jennifer Somers, Editor | No longer a child but still not old enough to navigate the world entirely on their own, college years are a strange part of a person’s life. Suddenly cut off from the safety net of their parents, young adults often rely on the approval and support of their peers. According to … Continue reading Hazing Epidemic Plagues College Campuses