Cartoonist loses job

Now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for: the first article in which I get to speak in first person. Contrary to popular belief, I know how to use the words “I” and “you.”
I certainly hope this isn’t a boring read after four or five other senior columns- writing this type of article isn’t exactly my cup of ECHO tea- but then again, you paid for this with your hard-earned money dollars. You knew what you were getting into, so you’re stuck with me until you turn the page to read something else. Do as you please, we got your cash. (Don’t actually do that.)

Ellie’s Expression: Teen dating violence epidemic needs to end

With Valentine’s Day in our recent past, love is in the air. It’s hard to escape the sappy ballads, cheesy rom-coms, and couple pictures on Instagram during February.With all the good, it is easy to overlook the ugly truth of relationships: according to, “One in three teens will experience physical or sexual violence in their relationships.”