ECC Welcomes New VP of Instruction

As of July 1, Dr. Tia Robinson has been named ECC’s vice president of instruction. The position was previously held by Jean McCann, who is retiring after a 24year career at ECC. Several responsibilities come with the job title of vice president of instruction, including directing academic divisions that o er credit based courses, providing … Continue reading ECC Welcomes New VP of Instruction

Syrian Refugees Offer New Hope

Mass destruction. Widespread hysteria. Courageous bloodshed. The unfortunate loss of civilians. The civil war in Syria has gone on for over five years now. It all began after 15 school children were arrested and reportedly tortured for writing anti-government graffiti on a wall. Locals began protesting peacefully for the release of the children, democracy and … Continue reading Syrian Refugees Offer New Hope

Everything You Never Knew About the Electoral College

It’s that time of year again. Angry Facebook posts, ludicrous billboard messages and bountiful campaign yard signs all attribute to friends, relatives and coworkers turning against each other. While the election fosters hopefulness in many discouraged Americans, others have abandoned politics altogether. The Electoral College is a misunderstood ensemble that provokes voter apathy among many. … Continue reading Everything You Never Knew About the Electoral College

5 Realizations from London

1. We have an unhealthy tendency to allow our lives to fall into a crippling routine. Encapsulating ourselves within a bubble for delusions of safety, we fear the unknown when we should embrace it. As cliché as it may sound, no gift is more valuable than traveling abroad. Not only will it pop your bubble … Continue reading 5 Realizations from London

Party God for President: Andrew W.K.’s Party Party Campaign

According to Andrew W.K.’s political webpage, http://www.thepartyparty.us, his party, the Party Party, is simple in its mission: To free the American people from the dysfunc- tion that is our two party systems. He goes on to explain how partisan politics has created an “insurmountable di- vide” that has separated people into either the Republican or … Continue reading Party God for President: Andrew W.K.’s Party Party Campaign

The Wilder, The Stranger, The Better

In 2010, English instructor Josh Stroup began his radio show “American Sunday,” an AM show broadcasted on KTUI AM 1560 every Sunday morning at 7:05 a.m. Stroup’s fascination with radio and music began early on. As a child he would listen to radio shows and add his own personal voice over commentary, and music was … Continue reading The Wilder, The Stranger, The Better

Why is Class Participation Such a Big Deal?

By Dawn Williams We hear it over and over in class, our teachers include it in the syllabus, a percentage of student grades is often devoted to "class participation."  So what is class participation and why is it such a big deal?  This question is especially asked of students who are passing and think that … Continue reading Why is Class Participation Such a Big Deal?