Progressive Platforms at the Franklin County Candidate Forum

Justin Rost | Reporter On Sept. 20, I had the pleasure of attending the Franklin County Candidate Forum here at ECC. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I walked away pleasantly surprised at the progressive options available this election season. If you’ve been hoping for change then I have the scoop on upcoming policies … Continue reading Progressive Platforms at the Franklin County Candidate Forum

New Director of Institutional Effectiveness at ECC

Hayley Vawter | Editor As of July 2018, East Central College was put “on notice” by the Missouri Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Following that, ECC had hired a new position: Director of Institutional Effectiveness, Dr. Michelle L. Smith.  “Institutional effectiveness really has to do with overall, as a college is ECC making thoughtful, data-based decisions. … Continue reading New Director of Institutional Effectiveness at ECC

Catching Up on 2018 Mid-Term Ballot Measures in Missouri

Justin Rost | Reporter 2018 Ballot Measures Nov. 6, 2018 is the midterm general election. In the general election, voters will be able to chose their respective candidates and decide on four ballot initiatives brought to you by your fellow Missourians, as well as three legislatively referred ballot votes – some of which are to … Continue reading Catching Up on 2018 Mid-Term Ballot Measures in Missouri

Phi Theta Kappa Has Fall Induction Ceremony

Gwendolen Minks | Reporter   On Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, 34 students were inducted into Phi Theta Kappa in the Fall Induction Ceremony that was held at ECC’s Training Center. The ceremony was a way for families to celebrate the new inductee's accomplishment of being accepted into ECC’s Phi Theta Kappa membership that only students with … Continue reading Phi Theta Kappa Has Fall Induction Ceremony

‘Reservoir Dogs’ Has Bark and Bite

Bob Pruessner | Assistant Editor Eight men sit in a classic American diner, sipping coffee, enjoying breakfast and discussing the meaning of Madonna’s “Like a Virgin” before arguing whether or not it is right to tip waitstaff. It’s not just way too many guys taking up too much space in a restaurant, it’s the opening … Continue reading ‘Reservoir Dogs’ Has Bark and Bite

Sex Trafficking Fear in Franklin County: Not a ‘problem’ but ‘possibility’

Hayley Vawter | Editor Recently, fear about sex trafficking has taken social media by storm. In the last few months, several women in the Franklin and Phelps county areas have made social media posts about sex trafficking and their experiences with possible instances of trafficking. Every post is different, but several mention being followed at … Continue reading Sex Trafficking Fear in Franklin County: Not a ‘problem’ but ‘possibility’