Lack of Confidence Hinders Girls’ Success

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

ECC Alumnus Creates Culinary Masterpieces, Works Toward Lifelong Dream

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

‘Fake News’ vs. Actual News: Learning the Importance of Media Literacy

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

ECC Humanities Fest

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

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