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

ECC Student Athletes Join Academic All-American Second Team

East Central College sophomores Matt Hampton and Zeke Little were named to the 2015 Academic All-America second team for NJCAA Division I men’s soccer.  Impressively enough, Hampton and Little were the only players in Region 16 to receive All-American honors. Goalkeeper Little played in 16 games and tallied 79 saves throughout the season. The Quincy, … Continue reading ECC Student Athletes Join Academic All-American Second Team

Utilize Your Rights: Bringing Safety to Unsafe Situations

In most public universities around the country, students must rely on a single sign for protection. Each East Central College building indicates a gun-free zone along the lines of “concealed weapons not permitted.” Do these words shield students from possible assailants or call attention to their defenselessness? There’s a difference between feeling safe and being … Continue reading Utilize Your Rights: Bringing Safety to Unsafe Situations

Conceal and Carry on Campuses

In the wake of numerous campus shootings across the nation, the most recent being the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, state governments are now considering passing legislation about whether to or not permit concealed firearms on college campuses. According to NCSL.org in 2013, only 19 states brought forward bills of some fashion … Continue reading Conceal and Carry on Campuses

The College Experience at ECC

By Dawn Williams Being a non-traditional student and having the experience of six different colleges over the years, I thought I knew what to expect when I started back to school after my husband's death.  Yes, I got experience in English, Algebra, Science, Literature, Philosophy, Ethics, History and the arts.  That experience met, and often … Continue reading The College Experience at ECC

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?