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
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
Colleen Narup | Editor In celebration of Black History Month, area musicians performed a musical showcase of African American spirituals and gospel music Feb. 22 at the Anglin Performing Arts Center at East Central College's Union campus.
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
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
Hayley Vawter | Reporter Gov. Eric Greitens proposed a severe budget cut to the higher education budget for 2018. This January, Greitens proposed an additional $68 million decrease to higher education funding for 2019. Currently, the fiscal predictions for the 2019 year are only estimations, but the talk of funding cuts has left many two- … Continue reading Budget Cuts Looming, But Not Certain