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Newly elected trustees face tough decisions maria Isabel Garcia Managing Editor
Incumbent Barbara Oilschlager and former CLC trustee Phillip Carrigan won the five-way race for two 6-year CLC board seats on April 9. Oilschlager had the most votes with a total of 23,522 (28.48%). Carrigan came in second place with a total of 16,681 (20.19%). Jeanne Marie Dauray had a total of 16,078 (19.46%) votes. John W. Lumber had votes totaling 14,397 (17.43%) and Darl E. Drummond had 11,923 (14.43%) votes. “We are glad that the distraction of the election is over and that the CLC Board can move forward in doing what is best for the College,” Tracey Hoy, CLCFT-PAC Chair said in an April 16 email. One of the main issues
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during the trustee election was the student tuition increase. In March, the board rejected the administration’s proposal to boost tuition rates in the fall semester. The recommendation included a $3 surcharge for each credit hour which would elevate tuition to $115 in the fall. The increase
would’ve generated an estimated $810,000 for CLC and would prepare the college for a $920,000 cutback from federal and state funding. The new board will have to make monetary decisions for the college to prepare for projected budget cuts. Reelected trustee Oilschlager
and the newly elected Carrigan will be seated at the April 29 board meeting. “We would like to see a more unified board that can work collaboratively for the good of our students and the college,” Hoy said. “We would like to see the board work on being more professional and collegial during
open meetings. Trustees certainly will have disagreements, but they can disagree in a way that is respectful of each other and the college’s administration.” At the April 29 meeting trustees will choose their new chairperson and vice chairperson for the coming year. Currently, Richard Andersen serves as chairman and William Griffin is vice chairman. “We respectfully suggest that the board work to energize the group by sharing board leadership roles more equitably,” Hoy said. “Having the same three board members consistently serve as board chair and vice chair is not appropriate. We would like to see someone be voted chair who has not served in this role in the past.” Trustees will also decide on a contract extension for CLC President Jerry Weber.
Locals react to Boston Marathon tragedy Candace May Copy Editor
Two bombs exploded during the 117th Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15. 3 people have died 176 sustained injuries. A majority of the injured have been released from the hospital, but 13 remain in critical condition. Katie Lapinski, a graduate of Maine South, and current Bostonian participated in the marathon. “It’s completely shut off, there are barricades everywhere and there’s tons of military and police presence in the city and the area. They’re not opening it up; they’re considering it a crime scene,” Lapinksi said. Lapinski said an event that is usually looked forward to will now be marked by blind hatred by faceless murders. Although in the face of trag-
edy she believes that Boston will overcome this senseless act. “It’s always a really fun experience for everybody and it just instantly turned to tragedy then,” Lapinski said. “The city is coping with it as well as we can given the tragic events that happened on Monday, but everyone is coming together, helping each other, and everyone’s going to get through.” Social media has had a massive presence during this entire ordeal. Langston Fitts a graduate from Adlai E. Stevenson, who now attends M.I.T. was a volunteer at the race earlier on, but did not know the bombings happened until he saw the disturbing stories on his Facebook newsfeed. “I just broke down and cried when I saw it on T.V,” Fitts said. “I thought about all
the people that I had helped that morning and their families and just prayed no one would get hurt.” Lapinski was present at the race while the bomb were going off did not even know what was happening at the time she found out about it as well through social media. “It’s really great that social media has helped and showed to get it across the country but at the same time I think that there is so much uncertainty with what was going on that there’s just tons of things flying around, and we’re getting that here too with everyone trying to figure out what the story is which nobody really knows right now. It was really great and helpful for the people of Boston to let everyone know they were okay,” Lapinski said.
A search has begun for suspects connected to the attack The search for those responsible for the bombing has taken a new turn. Two suspects have been identified with photos released. The American public has been called to action by the FBI and other investigative groups. President Barack Obama addressed the nation in Boston Thursday. He used rhetoric of faith and triumph to lift the spirits of those
who have been affected by this tragedy. “As you learn to stand, walk, and yes run again, our faith in each other, our love for country, our common creed is our power, that’s our strength. That’s why a bomb can’t beat us. We carry on,” Obama said. Features Editor Courtney Gillen contributed reporting.
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Earth Week focuses on sustainable world
CLC to announce details on spending cuts in May
Earth Week will be held at the CLC with the theme “think globally, eat locally” from April 20 to 27. This year, the earth week activities will focus on food production, biodiversity, and living environmentally, helping to preserve our ecosystem and health. “Earth week has been celebrated at CLC since the mid 1970s,” said Kelly Cartwright, a faculty member in the Biological and Health Sciences Division, and Head Coordinator for the Earth Week. “It started as one presentation and it is now a week long celebration. Usually about 650 people participate during the entire week.” For those who like to get active, there will be Campus Clean-Up project or the Campus Restoration Day to help improve CLC’s natural areas. Some of the informative sessions include Rooftop Food Gardens, the Landscape and Foraging or the Climate Change. There will be art exhibitions with drawings done by ART-127 students, displaying images of nature, landscapes and our environment. All Day Local Food Celebration is a fullday event, coordinated by Gianna Fazioli. The day will begin by touring CLC’s community garden and participants will watch culinary demonstrations on how to make salads and will be able to sample them. The Honey Demonstration will follow after and hands-on activity will allow participants to learn organic products made with local honey. Ed Popelka is the coordinator for the Honey Demonstration and is the local fourth year bee keeper “We will be making lotion bars,” Fazioli said. “Each year he has ton of wax coming from the frames after he sells the honey and you could make candles and lip balms with it too.” The Local Farmer’s Market event will have vendor come from Lake County, McHenry County and some
will be from Loyola student farm at Woodstock. There will also be a table to provide information on how to join a community supported agriculture (CSA). “It is a share program, you join it, buy a share of a farm for that year and you get your produce for 25 to 30 weeks,” Fazioli said. “It’s a good education tool to get people involved and to get fresh produce form Grayslake, Mundelein and Libertyville.” The All Day Local Food Celebration will end with a screening of a film that addresses the local food movement and the development of sustainable food systems. There is a number of sustainable agricultural farming in the Lake County area. Closest is the Prairie Crossing that works with the Radical Root Farm to deliver fresh organic products to our door. Sustainable agricultural program also trains people on what it takes to be a farmer and to grow crops properly. “Everybody should be growing at least some of their own food,” Cartwright said. “The biggest health benefit is if you are growing your own food, you know what chemical has been used and you are eating fresh food. This means less processed food and in the long run its going to save money.” Cartwright also noted how people often feel “overwhelmed” with global scale environmental issues but our daily choices can make the issue more tangible. “Food is something people eat everyday, so everyone has an impact on the environment through their food choice,” Cartwright said. “So if we address food, we can actually improve the environment in little steps.” Earth Week is headed by the biology department, in a joint effort with outside speakers coming from Wild Discovery Center of Lake Forest and the Midwest Permaculture, as well as CLC’s Horticulture Department and Environmental Club. For more information about these events, contact Kelly Cartwright at (847)543-2792.
As the nation begins to brace for the sequester, CLC is preparing for the decrease in funding. With 5.1 percent of the college’s revenue being cut, CLC administrators are scrambling to find a solution. The most recent proposal was to increase students’ tuition. The Board of Trustees rejected this with a 5-1 vote April 12. Trustee John Lumber was the lone vote for the increase and proposed alternative means of revenue
after it was rejected. In his view, increasing property taxes through a voter referendum may be a viable alternative. “At some point, we’re going to have to find other alternative resources and reallocation, where possible, consolidation where possible. A more efficient organizational structure, where possible,” Lumber said. “I mean, there are things we can do. But you can’t, I think, exclude the idea of, at some point, having to look at the idea of going to the public and saying, ‘Look, we haven’t asked you for anything like
this since 1978. It’s not like we’re knocking on your door every few years.’” The proposal is unlikely to reach voters since Lumber was unseated in the April 9 election. With proposals to increase revenue rejected, administrators are now looking to make cuts. The upcoming board meeting may shed some light. In an April 17 email, Nick Kallieris, CLC Director of Resource Development and Legislative Affairs said that the new budget plan will be presented to the trustees at the May meeting.
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Illinois Senate considering medical marijuana Diane Lively Staff Reporter
The Illinois Senate is considering a bill that would allow the use of medical marijuana. Following the passage in the House, the bill has been given a good chance of becoming a law. Five students from the College of Lake County will be pleased if it does. These five favor the legal use of marijuana to alleviate pain for cancer, HIV/AIDS and MS. However one member of the Lake County Addictions
Treatment program was concerned that marijuana could be a gateway drug. “A lot of people that go on to using other drugs started with marijuana,” Chris Cerk of the Lake County Addictions Treatment Program said. “They get introduced to a certain element so it makes it easier to get access to it. It exposes them to harder drugs.” Several students favor legalization because they know someone who has used marijuana to help alleviate pain and other symptoms of their illnesses. “I’m not a fan of marijua-
na recreationally,” Nia-Shea Grosche, 20 of Grayslake said. “I do believe medicinally for a cancer patient it does help with symptoms. If it’s a legitimate prescription from a doctor I don’t have a problem with that.” Until marijuana is legal Stephanie Boemer, 21, knows there are many that have found their own resources. “I know a man who has kidney failure and he selfmedicates with marijuana and watching him he is a lot better,” Boemer Lake Bluff native, said. “It gets him through the day. Who
am I to say he can’t have it if it really helps him? It can increase someone’s appetite and stuff like that.” “I do support it. I do know somebody that has used it for medicinal purpose because she has MS and it was the only thing that helped the pain,” Adam Claiborne, the 20 year-old Gurnee student said. While they agree with legalization, a couple of students would like to see marijuana closely regulated for legitimacy and safety. “I don’t mind it even like the idea behind Colo-
rado where they legalize it for recreational purposes as long as it can be regulated,” Jim Warren of Gurnee said. “If they are really going to say it’s for medicinal, I would like to see it for legitimate reason,” Carlos Medina, 19, agreed and included regulating marijuana vendors as well. “Legalize marijuana you can get it from legal vendors instead of illegal vendors who may or may not be trustworthy,” Medina student from Gurnee said. “At least you know where it comes from and that it’s safe.”
NRA suggests that teachers carry firearms Phil Brahm
With rising tensions over gun control in Washington, the National Rifle Association has proposed to allow teachers and administrators
to carry firearms in schools. Talking with five students who attend CLC’s Grayslake campus, four of the five strongly disagree with the proposal while one feels that it is an effective solution to improve the security in our
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schools. Obed Rodrigues, a student here at CLC feels that students will become uncomfortable in the classrooms if teachers become armed. “If teachers themselves are armed, they are going to be intimidating students,” said Ortiz. Kevin Zaug, another student at CLC is another student that feels having a gun in a classroom will just end badly. “In a classroom there are 30 people and 30 people are much stronger than a teacher,” Zaug said, “They could obviously take the gun.” Arming teachers will force schools to spend more money from the already depleting education funding. This was one of Dylan Kroll’s main concerns when he heard the proposal to possible arm his CLC professors. “With our under-supported education system how would we be able to afford a hand gun for each teacher and class room,” Kroll said. Despite the overwhelming amount of disapproval, Erin Smith
still strongly agrees with the NRA’s proposal. “If a gunman knows that he will be entering a school where everyone else has a gun he probably won’t even bother entering,” Smith said, “If he does enter, he will certainly be outnumbered.” Seeing police officers present here at CLC Doug Ortiz, feels that others schools should place armed security officers in their hallways “If something is going down like a shooting, they are going to know what to do
right away,” Ortiz said. Preventing a event that is nearly impossible to predict, is not a simple task. While there have been many proposals presented along with the one recently released by the NRA, it will be very difficult to receive a collective yes on any of them. The future of this issue remains uncertain but it is obvious thought that we will not be seeing armed teachers here at CLC any time soon.
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Spring Appalachian Trail trip open to students alexandra turcios Staff Reporter
CLC students can hike the Appalachian Trail May 26 to June 9 while earning seven college credits. This unique opportunity to engage in a travel study with a group of colleagues is once in a life time. The group will be exploring the Mt. Rogers National Recreation Area, in the beautiful western tip of Virginia. Mt. Rogers is the highest point in Virginia and has over 500 hiking spots, making it one of the premier hiking spots of the Appalachian Trail. Conner Amburn is a CLC student who hiked half of the Appalachian Trail in the summer of 2012. “I met people from all over the world. I didn’t really realize until I got out there, but people come out from everywhere to hike it.
I met people from the UK, Germany, Australia, all over. It was awesome.” Amburn said,“The best part of the Appalachian Trail is the community behind it He recalls the nicknames people received while hiking the trail, like “tapeworm” and “phoenix”. Having a warm, welcoming community that supports you on such a large endeavor is just one of the rewarding aspects of the trip. “It’s different from other trails in that you have this strange mentality,” Amburn said. “That the towns you go through and the people that you meet in those towns, everyone is trying to help you out so that you complete your goal to finish it.” Support is instilled into the community keeping one common goal in mind: to hike one of the most rugged trails in the US. CLC English professor,
Mike Latza, is an instructor for the Appalachian Trail course. “There is a certain level of nervousness that some students have when first approaching the course, but that soon dissipates as they learn that everyone is in the same situation and we are all helping each other,” said Latza. The scenery is absolutely breathtaking with many species of animals distinct to that region of the country. Mt. Rogers area is home to the rarest and largest North American salamander known as the Hellbender. Students will learn about these animals, their ecosystem and how they are being affected by seeing them firsthand. This will help internalize the information through empirical learning strategies opposed to the traditional classroom setting.
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COLLEGE OF LAKE COUNTY MUSIC DEPARTMENT PRESENTS
“Spring: A Time to Sing and Celebrate” Friday, May 3 at 8 p.m. Mainstage Theatre Enjoy choral music by CLC’s four choirs, including Renaissance madrigals and motets, contemporary works, gospel music, spirituals and hits from “Les Miserables.”
Bob Remedi is another instructor for the Appalachian Trail course. “Field classes are a lifechanging experience. For most of our lives, we learn formally by attending classes, taking notes, doing labs (if it is a science class) and then taking a test. Field classes take the student out of the classroom and let them really experience the course as they are immersed in it.” Remedi said. Aside from the educational benefits one may experience, this trip delves into a much more personal experience that can leave a profound effect on students. “Many students get a much deeper understanding of themselves by taking themselves out of their comfort zone and trying new and exciting things.” Remedi said. One of the goals of the trip is to push students to learn
more about themselves and this setting provides the perfect opportunity to do so. “My first field class changed my life. I realized that I could do things I never thought I could do. Students who go with us will be immersed in experiencing the outdoors. They will learn lessons they will never forget and make friends they will keep for the rest of their life,” said Remedi. There is still vacancy for the trip and interested students should contact Mike Latza or Bob Remedi immediately. The cost for all three classes is $400 plus tuition. Scholarships are available for this trip including: The Marge Burns Memorial Scholarship and the Hadley Greyson Scholarship. Students interested should contact the scholarship coordinator, Edyta Miazga in Room B114.
MUSIC IN MAY
36th Annual Guest Artist Concert Featuring Bill Prince with the Wind Ensemble and Monday Night Jazz Ensemble
Sunday, May 5 at 4 p.m, Mainstage Theatre Bill Prince, multi-instrumentalist and professor emeritus at University of North Florida, has played with many famous big bands, has performed on over 50 albums and now performs an entertaining cabaret show on cruise ships.
CLC Student Jazz Combo Monday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m. Room P101 Tim Barclay’s combo will perform a free concert.
Concert Band Concert Wednesday, May 8 at 7:30 p.m. Mainstage Theatre Enjoy a wide range of musical styles, both classical and modern.
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Aviation club comes to campus Fall 2013 Luis Gallo
For the first time, CLC students have a chance to really experience the freedom of flying. The new student run Aviation Club will take flight for the fall semester of 2013, with many activities already
planned for the future. “We do this for the love of being in the air and to share our knowledge with the students. We feel like we can really influence the student body,” Jim Senft advisor said. Professor Senft is a great candidate to lead and advise
the Aviation Club with 20 years of experience under his belt. “We still need students to join the club. It is open to everybody, even for those who are just curious and want to learn a little about flying,” Senft said. With guest speakers, air
shows, museums, builds and flights of UAVs, and airport tours there is something for everybody to enjoy. With also a new addition of a pilot school in CLC the sky never seemed so easy to reach. With 15-weeks of an FAA approved course, students can now gain the knowledge
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Newman Catholic holds drive for troops Candace May Copy Editor
The Newman Catholic club is holding a donation drive to support troops overseas. All students are encouraged to get involved in this program no matter their religious affiliation. “This program doesn’t
have to be specifically for Catholic people it can be for anyone,” Marianne Tan, President of the Newman Catholic Club, said. The Newman Catholic Club believes that the sacrifice of the men and women in the service can often be forgotten by an average citizen. The little things others do
can make a world of difference and can bring the comforts of home to them in a foreign place. “It’s important and would make such an impact on soldiers, because it’s so easy to take these small cheap items for granted when our soldiers may not immediately have these on hand, especially in the Middle
East. The candy reminds them of home and lets them know that we care,” Tan said. Tan got her idea for this drive from an unconventional place. “I teach Sunday school at my church, one of the children wanted to pray for the soldiers,” Tan said. “We usually send letters
but I decided that maybe we could collect some items for them instead.” The drive will be held in room T331 on April 15, 22, 23, 29, 30 between 11-1 p.m. and 12-2 p.m. If you have any specific questions contact the Newman Catholic Club via email at email@example.com.
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Nabozny speaks at screening of “Bullied” Nate Sousa News Editor
Anti-bullying activist Jamie Nabozny came to speak at CLC for a screening of the award winning documentary, “Bullied.” The documentary chronicles the inspiring story of Nabozny, who dealt with excessive harassment and bullying but fought back against the school district who couldn’t protect him. Nabozny was recently named a Defender of Human Rights by the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights. The event was sponsored by several CLC organizations including the Diversity Commission, Communication Arts, Humanities & Fine Arts, Gender & Sexuality Studies/Social Sciences, LGBTQ Resource Center, and Pride Alliance Student Club. Nabozny addressed a large crwd of CLC students after a viewing of the documentary and gave a presentation about how bullying can prevented in schools, as well as after secondary education. “We have bullying in adult-
hood as well,” Nabozny said. “We have companies, corporations, and governments who bully.” Nabozny emphasized that there are several steps that our society needs to take if we are going to address the issue of bullying. The first step he emphasized was our need to prevent bullying instead of addressing instances after the fact. “When you prevent something, it doesn’t happen to begin with,” Nabozny said. He believes that our culture has been conditioned to manage the crisis rather than prepare for it. “In a lot of ways, America as a society believes in crisis management as opposed to prevention,” Nabozny said. “We need to be teaching kids about the world they are going to live in, not the world that some people wish existed.” Nabozny claimed part of children’s unpreparedness for the real world is attributed to their improper education of diversity. “So often we talk about
teaching diversity as if we are teaching and helping those who are diverse,” Nabozny said. “In reality, teaching diversity is about helping all of us figure out how we can live together, work together, and be better citizens.” He also emphasized that empathy is not an innate personality trait, but something that can be taught. He believes that empathy is important to teach because it prevents bullies from dehumanizing their victims. “Empathy is a skill that should be taught,” Nabozny said. “There has been numerous studies that show that there is a direct correlation between teaching the skill of empathy and whether or not students bully.” He believes that the source of harassment against LGBT individuals is not a result of opposition of the sexual orientation of the individual, rather the learned cultural standards of gender. “I don’t believe we have a problem with homophobia in our schools,” Nabozny said. “We have a problem with sex-
ism.” Another thing Nabozny believes that society can do to help the fight against bullying is to take a more comprehensive look at bullying. He preached the idea that the way schools approach bullying is not working now, so it must be altered. One of the misconceptions that society needs to identify to improve on their prevention of bullying is understanding that bullies often resort to harassment because they are victims of bullying too. “There is no clear cut line between a person who is bullying and a person who is a victim,” Nabozny said. “Often those lines are crossed and people are both.” He emphasized that schools need to find the source of why kids are resorting to bullying as well as protecting those who are bullied. This is why he believes a no tolerance policy does not work because it punishes kids for the actions without asking what the source of the action is. He believes that the way schools need to adopt a restorative justice model, where they
bring the students together and letting those who were victimized communicate how they feel about the altercation. “Nine times out of ten these kids have never thought about how the other kid felt,” Nabozny said. “It brings about a level of closure for both of them and the bullying stops.” Nabozny says that this system will help dissolve the situation and doesn’t just simply punish those who break the rules of a no tolerance policy. “Bullying is not just an issue in schools,” Nabozny said. “Children are learning this behavior somewhere. They are learning it in their homes. They are learning it in their communities. They are learning it in the places of worships.” His main focus of the speech was that if we as a society have a belief, we must have the courage to stand up for what we believe in. We have to respond to bullying and acknowledge it as a serious issue. “Now is the time for everyone to stand up for what is right and do what you can,” Nabozny said
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“Picasso at the Lapin Agile” premieres at JLC
As the semester draws to a close, the theater and dance departments at CLC are ready to display their wide variety of performances. Upcoming events include: the 36th annual Guest Artist Concert featuring Billy Prince on May 5; the Spring Choral Concert on May 3; the Concert Band Concert on May 8; the 15th annual Fear No Art the weekend of Apr. 26; and perhaps the most talked about event, Play On’s two one-act plays, “Picasso at the Lapin Agile” by Steve Martin and “The Whole Shebang” by Rich Orloff. “‘The Whole Shebang’ is a light-hearted comedy that will leave you feeling good, and we all like to laugh and feel good,” Theresa Rayfield, student director, said of her one-act selection
in a CLC News Release. “The Whole Shebang” is formulated around the question: “What if the entire universe was just some nerd’s science project?” which is posed by a student in a futuristic classroom as he works towards his “Master of the Universe” degree. “Picasso at the Lapin Agile,” which was authored by prestigious comedian Steve Martin, is directed by Shannon Lee Day, who plans to pursue a Master’s Degree in Theater as she cumulates directing experience. Colin Kavarik, who plays Albert Einstein, explained the comedic play’s synopsis of a meeting between Pablo Picasso and Einstein. “The point of the show is that the arts and the sciences are equal disciplines.” Kavarik said, “It’s just a funny idea. The whole concept is really interesting.” The New York Post
Pablo Picasso, played by Arthur Zdrinc, and Albert Einstein, played by Colin Kovarik, reviewed “Picasso at the Lapin Agile” as, “Highly credible and... very funny. The subject matter is daring... You get giggles in plenty (and) moments
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Orbert Davis Quintet performed at JLC Alex Aranda A&E Editor
The room dimmed and the spotlight centered on the trumpeter, Orbert Davis a jazz pedagogue, as silence swarmed the audience, his brass voice echoed through time and surfaced the aesthetical wonder and appreciation from the plethora paired eardrums eager to listen. The James Lumbar Center at the College of Lake County proudly hosted the Orbert Davis Quintet on Apr. 12 and provided a pleasurable experience for those who attended. It was a fantastic show. For those who were able to make it out and enjoy the aesthetic musical philosophy of Emmy Award winning trumpeter, Orbert Davis. The shared experience surfaced paramount respect for the talent and endurance of
jazz musicians. Stemming from traditional African-American roots in the early 20th century, jazz has since experienced a multitude of adaptations in cross cultural and generational fusions. The evolutionary developments within the genre alone deserve recognition and appreciation. The historical diversity contributes to understanding a part of America’s musicalcultural identity. “Jazz music is America’s only original art form. As such, it should be of interest to all students to learn how jazz music has evolved and developed in our country over the years,” Gwethalyn Bronner, the Executive Director of the James Lumber Center said. Born in Chicago, IL, Orbert Davis grew up playing the trumpet. Davis eventually gradu-
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Orbert Davis, and his quintet, are playing at the James Lumber Center on Apr. 12. ated with a degree in trumpet performance from DePaul University and later received a master’s degree in Jazz Pedagogy from Northwestern University. He is surrounded with
various accolades for his musical influence in the jazz arena, including receiving an Emmy in 2011 for “Outstanding Crafts Achievement Off Air,” in the category of musical com-
position and arrangement, for their work on the program, DuSable To Obama: Chicago’s Black Metropolis. After performing a few songs, Davis paused, smiled and said, “We have wanted
“Spring Breakers”ridiculous, funny ride kelley byrne Editor-in-Chief
Saturated neon colors, gratuitous nudity, ridiculous violence and drug-use are what holds “Spring Breakers” together. Often described as being similar to a really long MTV music video with no escape, the film is hilarious and basically pointless, but fun. The plot follows four best friends who are obsessed with going on vacation for spring break—so much so that three of them rob a restaurant in order to afford it. The film stars two former Disney stars, Vanessa Hudgens and Selena Gomez, as well as Ashley Benson (Pretty Little Liars) and Rachel Korine (Director Harmony Korine’s wife). James Franco stars as “Alien,” a comically exaggerated rapper/gangster who takes the girls under his wing for most of the movie. The film also features rap-
per Gucci Mane, who plays Alien’s rival: that only adds to the weirdness of the film. The film is mostly non-linear and relies on voice-overs instead of live dialogue; this can be confusing at first, but it adds to the already surreal plot. The film sets a record for the number of times one phrase can be spoken in a short amount of time. As if just for filler, many scenes have voiceovers of the characters saying “spring break y’all” or “spring break forever.” At one point, there is a voiceover of Gomez speaking to her grandma over the phone talking about how “spiritual” everything is, while someone snorts cocaine off of a woman’s bare chest. The whole film is an experiment without consequences; the main characters do what they want and face very few real problems. There are plenty of opportunities for the audience to be
offended during the film, but there does not really seem to be a point to the film other than to be offensive and weird.
Alien sums up the entire plot of the film with one phrase: “Bikinis and big booties, y’all. That’s what life is all about.”
Overall, fans of Harmony Korine will be pleased. Anyone expecting an average film will be extremely disappointed.
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New Willow Review magazine released Courtney Gillen Features Editor
This year marks the Willow Review’s 40th anniversary issue, an international creative writing magazine put out by CLC annually and edited by CLC English professor, Michael Latza. The “Willow Review” has published pieces from Pulitzer Prize winning authors to high school students in poetry, fiction, and literary nonfiction. It is partially funded by a grant from the Illinois Art Council, a state agency. The “Willow Review” has been heralded by reviewer D.E. Steward of “Literary Magazine Review” as “altogether a singular magazine, unlike any literary magazine in the reviewer’s experience.” This year the magazine awarded $100 to each of its nine winners. “It may not seem like much,” Latza said, “But I like to think
the honor of winning is what counts. Writing can be a very lonely and disheartening line of work.” Each year the issue has a featured author from Illinois. This year’s magazine features Margaret Dubay Mikus, Ph.D., who was a research scientist/teacher that healed from multiple sclerosis in 1995 and breast cancer a year later. Dubay is now a poet, photographer, and author of two award winning books, “As Easy as Breathing: Reclaiming Power for Healing and TransformingPoems, Letters” and “Inner Listening and Letting Go and New Beginnings: A Mother’s Poetic Journey.” The magazine also aims to have one of CLC’s own art faculty members contribute to the cover art. This year’s cover art is from Steven Jones, who adds a soft touch to the cover from his series of paintings. From Sept. 1 to May 1, Latza
and associate editors page through roughly 3,500 manuscripts before selecting the few that make it in to the year’s issue. “Every issue is special to me. They are like children, each has its own characteristics and, yes, flaws, but each is unique,” Latza said. “After we have been working on an issue for a few months, sometimes a pattern or grouping of work may start to make itself known.” With a wide array of work being sent in for submission internationally, each editor and reader has specifics that appeal to them personally. “I am looking for a work that hits me in the head and in the heart,” Latza said. “I want a piece that takes the air away from me and makes me go back to relive that reading moment. It should make a difference to me. I like writing which works on several different levels at once. “Some writers think clever is
enough, but clever is transitory. I am looking for writing which haunts me later on that day or the next. It must be authentic, accessible and original.” Before publication of the “Willow Review,” months of contribution is put in from the staff in Public Relations and writing personnel to Latza and the associate editors. “There are many, many hours of reading manuscripts, retrieving and sending manuscripts off to other readers, grant reports, paper cuts, writing letters, proofreading, formatting and licking envelopes.” Latza said. “The worst is when I have to reject manuscripts because each author has put himself or herself out there in their most creative, vulnerable state.” With only about 2 to 4 percent of the few thousand manuscripts that that Latza and the editors read being published, they never have a plan as to how the magazine’s
issue will turn out. “I try to make sure that there is a broad spectrum of creative writing within out pages,” Latza said. “All of our associate editors contribute their time and energies toward making ‘Willow Review’ as good a creative writing journal as it can be. I always have favorites, but I would prefer for people to page through the magazine and find little moments of pleasure for themselves.” “It never ceases to amaze me the works that people choose as their favorites. I get to choose the pieces I read in between our local readers on the magazine’s launch night, and those are a joy for me to share.” For more information on Margaret Dubay Mikus visit FullBlooming.com. The “Willow Review” is available for purchase in the bookstore and subscription through CLC’s website.
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CLC students divided on ‘Plan B’ for teens Grace Choi
Five CLC students from the ages between 19 and 49 gave their opinions about the recent federal ruling making morning-after pill available to teenagers and only one person approved of it . The New York Times reported that the Federal Judge, Edward R. Korman, ruled that the morningafter pill be made available over the counter for all ages, instead of requiring a prescription for girls 16 and under, as of Friday, April 5. Doctors, administrators and scientists contend that the restrictions on the morning-after pill would keep many adolescents and younger teenagers from being able to use a safe drug in a timely way to prevent pregnancy. This could also reduce the abortion rates. Kimberly Cyphers, 49, of Zion objects to the Federal ruling because she does
not believe that the EC is different from abortion. “Once the male one and the female one actually gets together, the entire DNA is present to make a full human being,” Cyphers said. “Any time that happens, we got life.” The emergency contraception (EC) or the “morningafter pill” is taken after sexual intercourse and it would disrupt the ovulation or fertilization process which would have led to pregnancy (contraception). Cyphers, is also a mother, raising teenage girls at home and shared her concerns about how the recent ruling, allowing teenagers as young as 11 to have access to these pills, undermines family values. “There is a general message that parents are not necessary,” Cyphers said. “We have accepted some things as fact based on some experiences. Bad behavior is not a forgone conclusion and we can teach—not to shel-
ter them—but teach them choice and responsibility.” “When she learns to value herself, she will be the one to say no and that is the experience for a lot of girls and boys but it’s not televised, it’s not in the media, Cyphers said. “It’s a good value and shows that we have strong family.” Taylor Marie Paulson, 19, from Winthrop Harbor had a mixed view about the federal ruling but she also emphasized parental awareness. “I would say yes about it because that it is somebody’s choice, to be able to do what they want to do,” Paulson said, “but I say it wasn’t a good ruling because there should be parental consent and parents should know about it.” Paulson also felt skeptical about young girls having free access and having to take the morning-after pill in the long-run. “It’s saying that it’s okay to have sex because you have something to back you
up,” Paulson said. “Morning-after pill hasn’t been out long enough; so long term, there might be problems that we did not know about.” Some students, like Daniel Conway, 19, felt strongly about the negative implication of taking morning-after pill, calling it the “cancer pill”. “I won’t pretend that I have done a great deal of research when I haven’t but it increases your chance of having ovarian cancer,” Conway said. “I don’t want my wife using that so I can’t approve of other people using that either.” Jacob Corsaw, 19, of Zion, made a similar point with Conway saying that he would not recommend his future daughter using it. Corsaw developed his views based on his personal experiences. His mother had him when she was 19 but she was able to turn her life around by having him. This was also the case for
his father, who was an alcoholic but cleaned himself up after his birth. “If you do end up getting pregnant you have to deal with repercussions of your actions,” Corsaw said. “There are many people in our society now who are willing to adopt, there are hundreds and hundreds of women out there in their forties and thirties who wants children but can’t have them.” Vincent Consoli, 19, of Libertyville the only one who fully supported the use of contraceptives. “This is completely your choice, your body your life,” Consoli said. “At the age of 17, I didn’t have a job, money, source of income and no inheritance.” The debate over the morning-after pill raises concerns beyond unwanted pregnancy and health risks but highlights some of the key values of what many of us believe to be important.
Opinion: Senators failure to act cowardly Joshua May
90 percent of Americans support expanded background checks for individuals buying guns. It’s common sense. If you are about to buy a gun, it might be nice for the authorities to know if you have a history of assault or currently have a restraining order out against you. But with the U.S. congress it’s never as simple as common sense. An amendment written by Pat Toomey, a Pennsylvania Republican and Joe Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat was defeated because of lies, fear and politics. First, the lies and you can’t have a conversation about political deceit these days without mentioning the National Rifle Association. The NRA waged war on the Manchin-Toomey amendment before it was even written. When they saw public opinion was against them they lied to their supports by saying that the background checks would lead to a na-
tional registry of gun owners. That couldn’t be farther from the truth. The amendment contained language expressly forbidding a registry. When Manchin, Toomey and a host of other moderates with NRA ties didn’t back down, the NRA threatened to destroy the re-election hopes of senators from conservative states who backed the measure. “Expanding background checks, at gun shows or elsewhere, will not reduce violent crime Photo courtesy • The Washington Post or keep our kids safe Lies and fear drove senators to reject the Manchin-Toomey amendment. in their schools,” top NRA lobbyist Chris Cox wrote in a letter sent to tors, men and women who York Times opinion piece thy for the 18 other people senators. “Given the impor- swore an oath to represent released after the vote. shot besides me, six of whom tance of these issues, votes the people, completely ig“Some of the senators died,” Giffords said. “These on all anti-gun amendments nored their wishes. who voted ‘no’ have also senators have heard from or proposals will be considIt was one of the most looked into my eyes as I their constituents, who polls ered in NRA’s future candi- disgusting acts of cow- talked about my experi- show overwhelmingly fadate evaluations.” ardice ever displayed in ence being shot in the head vored expanding background And then the politics, Washington.Former Con- at point-blank range in checks. And still these senascared of a single special gresswomen Gabrielle Gif- suburban Tucson two years tors decided to do nothing. interest group, 46 U.S. sena- fords put it best in a New ago, and expressed sympa- Shame on them,”
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Robinson’s life a great example for us all Joshua May
Former NBA star Charles Barkley caused a stir when he said “I’m not a role model,” in an infamous Nike commercial 20 years ago. Barkley has now gone on to be a successful broadcaster, an avid, if not great golfer and someone young kids can look up to. But the Barkley of the 90’s was completely wrong. Athletes are role models and in rare, beautiful moments, they can become heroes. Jackie Robinson was one of these heroes. A part of his journey is chronicled in the new film, “42”. The film is wonderfully written and directed by Brian Helgeland. Robinson is heralded as a hero for what he went through during his playing years and what he accomplished despite it. But Robinson’s life after baseball set him apart as an example for young men of color as well. When Robinson first ap-
peared on the Hall of Fame ballot, he urged the writers to consider him on his onfield performance alone. The same courage that guided Robinson through the hate and pressure during his days in the Majors helped him stay active during his battle will diabetes. He was the first Black vice president of a major American corporation, served on the NAACP board and founded a construction company that built housing for low income families. A foundation bearing his name gives scholarships to young men and women who want to better themselves as he did. Every year on April 15, the MLB remembers Robinson. Every player on every team wears the number 42. But it seems that every day athletes, especially black athletes forget his example and the impact their actions have on the millions of young fans that adore them. A bad boy image might make headlines and pack
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arenas but it perpetuates long held assumptions about black males. Many of their young fans don’t have a father figure or personally know someone successful who came from their neighborhood. These athletes are role models, whether they
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didn’t resent his fans, lash out at his critics or whine about his role. Jackie Robinson lived up to the challenges that were presented. That’s something we all can strive toward, not just athletes. And to think he only wanted to play baseball?
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We all could use a little more fresh air Alex Aranda A&E Editor
The weather is warming up again as the dawn of summer sits comfortably on the horizon. We welcome the warmth with open arms and appreciation. People shake off their winter coats, as the lull of the frigid winter weather ceases into hibernation once more. This relief of the changing season encourages our primal desire to enjoy the warm weather outdoors, so why don’t we? Unfortunately, it is apparent amidst the development of technological distractions, as enjoyable as it is watching movies and playing video games, that some people in our society are timid to go outside and frolic among the wilderness to absorb the abundance of Vitamin D and release the endorphins that result in exposure to the sun and exercise. In our society, there exists an imbalance in how the media and how it encourages people to experience nature and how it encourages people to purchase technological gadgets. It is a perfect yin and yang example, for they are opposing forces that need balance. When was the last time you went on a walk without your cell phone? Our seemingly heavy reliance on technology refers back to a condition I stumbled upon a few months ago, entitled Nature Deficit Disorder. The theory was first coined by Richard Louv in his book, “The Last Child in the Woods,” where he examines how the relationship between children and nature is diminishing. He attributes a copious amount of supportive research that underlies what this distorted phenomenon is influenced from. Louv unveils aspects of society that encourage the discourse between man and nature, to be that of the media, individual’s cultural up-bringing, and the loss of natural surroundings in urban settings. The main question: Why are people avoiding the outdoors? Exposure to the outdoors and fresh air is rudimentary in the genealogy of the human species. Louv does
make it clear in his argument that he does not denounce technology agreeing that, to an extent, technology does promote intellectual growth amongst our youth. The issue is that there exists an imbalance in the time used experiencing technology, such as computers and television and time used experiencing the outdoors. This discord is the threat, which he theorized results in isolation, depression, obesity, and other serious health risks. Various marketing and media trends influence how people perceive new products, urging the need to always be up to date with the latest technology. We are a country with high debt and low self-esteem. Cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes and obesity rates in the United States far outweigh those of any other country, The mere epitome of our existence resides in the framework of our ancestral genetics to tread along nature’s borderline of experience and danger. In the evolution of our species, we developed the necessary tools and habits to elevate us to where we are in the world. We have evolved into numerous sedentary cultural societies with consistently increasing technologies that influence our natural born instincts to explore the wilderness, our original home. As the school year comes to a close, the days become longer and warmer, allowing us the freedom to absorb the coming summer to the fullest and make an effort to experience nature. Now, I am not talking about the need to venture to the Grand Canyon or Yellowstone National Park – although I would not discourage it – but Lake County and the surrounding area is chalk full of preservations, recreational parks, trails, lakes, ponds, and wooded forests for the public to enjoy. These outdoor experiences are essential to developing knowledge and reflexes throughout the human senses. The deprivation of this balance of experiences results in obesity, diabe-
tes, heart disease, and stress symptoms. Be it as it may, a theory, we should embrace it as a warning sign. Let’s take measures to avoid this from becoming a rather serious condition for succeeding generations. Take the time this summer, put your iPhone down and go for a walk through one of the various outdoor recreational preservations in the area. Hike, bike, rock climb or enjoy a game of disc golf, whatever you enjoy doing outside, do it. Absorb the natural surroundings. Explore the flora and fauna intertwined in Lake County, IL. I encourage my peers to be a part of the solution in avoiding this theory of nature deficit disorder.
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Playoffs Continued from 16
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Wellington Castillo (above) slides into home after Luis Valbuena’s double in the fifth inning of the Cubs 6-2 victory over the Texas Rangers at Wrigley Field on Apr. 18.
Rizzo, Castillo bolster struggling Cubs over Rangers Sam Greenberg Sports Editor
The Cubs are 5-9 and until Apr. 18 had not put together a clean nine inning game. A walk-off win over San Francisco Apr. 12 was followed by losses in three straight. After having the second game of a series with Texas postponed due to rain, the north-siders came out with a vigor. Third baseman Luis Valbuena opened the scoring in the second inning with an RBI single and the Cubs jumped out to and early 1-0 lead. The flood gates opened in the third when David DeJesus scored on a wild pitch and Anthony Rizzo and Alfonso Soriano clubbed back to back home runs. Rizzo’s fourth homer of the season was a 475 foot moon shot and nearly cleared the right-centerfield bleachers. Soriano’s long ball was his first of the season and also gave him his first RBI. “I feel like I found some things today and just got to build off the momentum here,” Rizzo told the Associated Press. “It’s big that Soriano hit as well today and got that big monkey off his shoulder -home run and RBI.” Momentum has been with Cubs catcher Wellington
Castillo all season as he had a career high four hits and improved his average to .425. “If he can swing the bat like this all year long we’ve got something really special because the defense he has behind the plate is one of the best in baseball,” Cubs manager Dale Sveum told AP. Starting pitcher Carlos Villanueva put together his third solid start of the season, tossing seven innings, giving up two runs and striking out six. With clouds overhead and rain in the forecast, Villanueva wasn’t even sure if he would get his start. “I tried to stay with my guard up just in case,” Villanueva told AP. “You never want to drop your guard and all of a sudden have to go, ‘Hey, 20 minutes, the game’s starting,’ and I’m just sitting at my locker not thinking about the game.” Where the bullpen has been shaky all season, they got the job done with James Russell and Carlos Marmol throwing a perfect eighth and ninth. After being removed from the closer role, Marmol seems to have found his groove again, tossing six straight scoreless innings. Starlin Castro went 1 for 3 with two walks and extended his hit streak to 10-games.
The Cubs head north to take on the Brewers Apr. 19-21. Jeff Samardzija goes in game one for the Cubs against the Brewers Marco Estrada. While the product on the field has left much to be desired, the real news has been the proposed plan for the renovation of Wrigley Field. The plan, which has yet to be approved, calls for a $500 million overhaul that included a 6,000 foot electronic scoreboard. $200 million will be put aside to build a new hotel, office plaza and parking structure on the lot next to Wrigley. A walkway over Clark Street will connect the new hotel and the office building and feature a “Welcome to Wrigleyville” sign. All of the renovations would bring massive amounts of sponsorship revenue to the organization, much of which would go towards player development. “This massive investment will help us generate the resources we need for our baseball operations to develop championshipcaliber players,” said Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts. “If this plan is approved, we will win the World Series for our fans and our city.”
As far as teams that have a chance to win this year, besides the Spurs, the topseeded Oklahoma City Thunder will face the Houston Rockets in their first round match up. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook welcome back former teammate James Harden, now with the Rockets. Harden plans to seek vengeance, but he won’t get it. The Thunder are too good and are seeking revenge after their Finals loss to the Miami Heat last season. For the Heat, they play the lowly Milwaukee Bucks, led by Brandon Jennings. The Bucks are the only playoff team with a losing record. As an Onion newswire wrote, “Bucks qualify for first-round elimination from playoffs.” Don’t look for a Cinderella team like the Bucks to upset King James. The Heat won’t allow that. Besides, the NBA playoffs are based on talent. The best teams typically win. As for the Bulls, they face the Brooklyn Nets in the first round. The first game is Saturday night at 7 p.m. in Brooklyn. The Bulls beat the Nets three out of four games during the regular season. Bulls Coach Tom Thibodeau is not going to let that success get to his team. “They are really good.” Thibodeau told bulls.com, “They are the higher seed; they earned it. We are going to have to be ready. They play hard. Deron Williams has been in a lot of big playoff games, Joe Johnson (as well). It’s not going to impact those guys. They know what playoff basketball all about.” With Thibodeau as coach, the Bulls players will be
ready to face Brooklyn. The Bulls will win the series and will most likely face the Miami Heat in the second round. That would be interesting. Out West, the Los Angeles Clippers play the Memphis Grizzlies. In a rematch of last year seven-game series Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol hope the Grizzlies can slow down Lob City, led by Chris Paul and Blake Griffin. The third-seeded Denver Nuggets, winners of eight of their last 10, host the Golden State Warriors, anchored by Steph Curry, whose 272 three-pointers broke Ray Allen’s marker for most three-pointers made in a season. Back East, the New York Knicks face the Boston Celtics. The NBA’s leading scorer, Carmelo Anthony, looks for his first championship while the Celtics hope to find life in the post season without Rajon Rondo. Without leading scorer, Danny Granger, for all but five games this season, very few expected the Indiana Pacers to be a three-seed in the playoffs. The Pacers take on sixseed Atlanta, who relies on the scoring of Josh Smith, who may be playing his last games with the Hawks Most fans will be rooting for their teams to win it all, but realists know who will most likely win it: the Miami Heat. The Bulls, Knicks and Pacers have the best chance to knock off the Heat, but don’t look for it to happen. LeBron James seems to be on a run similar to that of Michael Jordan’s in the 90s. But as CLC is mainly filled with Bulls fans, a knock off of the Miami Heat would bring the students to a possible realization that the Bulls might make it to the Finals.
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Lancers baseball not deterred by weather Anthony Skillen Staff Reporter
Mother Nature has not been kind to Northern Illinois this spring. The erratic weather has taken its toll on the CLC baseball team. It has not given them the chance to find their rhythm. As a result, the club has faultered to a 10-9-1 record. Freshman pitcher and outfielder Jared Helmich is upset about the early struggles. “There is a little bit of frustration when it comes to the rain because it’s hard to get prepared for a game and then not be able to play,” Helmich said. “It’s nice for us because even though it is raining we have indoor facilities where we can still get our cuts and daily throwing in. “So even though we don’t get to play we are still getting better each and every day.” However, training indoors
can only do so much for a team. Nothing can compare with the competition of competitive college baseball. The Lancers are mired in the midst of a four game losing streak, punctuated by two close losses to McHenry Community College on Apr. 16. The team is still looking for a power bat in the heart of the batting order, with only six home runs thus far. Sophomore infielder Malcolm Frazier has been one the brightest stars at the plate for this team. Frazier is hitting .455 and his 16 RBIs are tied for the team lead with James Lesniewski. Alex Letto has had a solid season thus far, hitting .300 with three HRs and 12 RBIs. As a team the Lancers are hitting .271 while sporting a .388 slugging percentage. Helmich is taking a
positive outlook about his team’s performance. “I think that we have a solid team so far,” Helmich said. “The pitching has been fantastic and the hitting has been there at times, but it’s been hard getting into a good hitting rhythm with all of this rain.” The Lancers have had a good amount of success at home this season (5-21 record) while their road struggles (3-6) have bogged them down. The defensive and pitching aspects have been solid thus far. Stunningly, 13 players on the team have a fielding percentage of .950 or better. On the mound, freshman Pitcher Kyle Cibario has proven to be one of the true workhorses of this team. He has thrown 16.1 innings this season and has not allowed an earned run. Another anchor in the
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rotation has been freshman. D.J. Engle. Engle has a 3.93 ERA while his 18.1 innings pitched and 21 strikeouts both lead the team. This Lancers team is not one to use excuses but at some point they must figure out a way to handle the ups and downs of this tumultuous season. The bats must come alive if this team is going to reach their lofty pre-season ambitions. Looking ahead, Helmich is expecting a balanced approach. “I think the teams head is in the right place,” Helmich said. “We are focused on winning one baseball one game at a time. We see the overall picture of getting to the NJCAA World Series. “As the weather warms up so will our bats and once our bats heat up we will be tough to beat. I think we will finish well above .500 when it’s
all said and done.” Right now the World Series seems a long, long way away. The cracks in this team must be addressed as they move forward. If they can find a way to gloss over those faults, this team has the potential to do something great. The Lancers have a double header at Moraine Valley Apr. 20 before returning home for a double header against Harper College Apr. 21.
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Tennis in good shape heading into regional tourney Anthony Skillen Staff Reporter
The season is almost over and the CLC men’s tennis team has fared pretty well. With a record of 5-3 they only have one more game before the regional tournament. Coach Randy Malone has been impressed with how his team has done so far. In their first game against Sauk Valley, the Lancers split the singles match wins 3-3 and swept the doubles matches to win the game 6-3. Next game against College of DuPage, the Chaparrals won the first two singles matches and the Lancers won the last four to take the early lead. In doubles, DuPage won the first match, but the Lancers won the last two matches and won 6-3. Against McHenry College,
it was close after McHenry won the first three matches, but CLC retaliated and won three straight in singles. As for doubles, McHenry won the first match but then lost two in a row and CLC won the game by a final score of 5-4. In the end of these three matches, sophomore Anthony Timberlake went 6-0 in singles and doubles play. As well as Ryan Urbanik, who went 4-0, and freshman Trevor Larkin went 3-0. The only problem affecting the team recently is all of the rain that we have been seeing. “We are at a point sometimes where even our makeup games are being postponed,” Malone said “And when it’s not raining it is too cold to play.” The Lancers final match is against Prairie State College on Apr. 23
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Vol 46, No. 13
Softball cruises despite bad weather, loss of key pitcher Joe Copeland Staff Reporter
A few weeks ago I read a quote that has stuck with me: “To get to the rainbow, you have to go through the rain.” This is fitting on multiple levels for the CLC Softball team. This spring has been a difficult one in terms of the weather. CLC has lost 18 games because of the damp conditions. In addition to the woeful weather, freshman Stephanie Rodriguez is out for the season with a torn ACL. Rodriguez was one of two pitchers for the Lancers and her injury means a bigger workload for sophomore Deanna Wise. Those would be valid reasons for any team to put their heads down and sulk, but this team has turned the negative into a positive. The Lancers are riding a fivegame win streak that has bumped their record to 15-8 (4-2 in conference). Sophomore Alexis Lopez is impressed with the way the team has handled their trials thus far. “We are adjusting accordingly and battling ev-
ery game as if we did have (Rodriguez),” Lopez said. “Although (Rodriguez) is out, she’ll hopefully have a quick recovery. We still have (Wise) and have made Brenda (Botzenhart) a backup pitcher. (Wise) is holding up great and throwing her best for us.” Lopez hopes the weather cooperates enough so they can at least finish their conference contests. “With the schedule, I just hope we get all of our conference games in and win,” Lopez said. As has been the case all season, the offense has been the strength. The team still boasts four players hitting over .400 this season. Freshman Sally Snarski leads the way with a .500 BA. Botzenhart, freshman Sara Braden and Wise also join Snarski in the .400 BA club. Snarski is also second on the team in home runs with six behind Botzenhart’s eight. A demonstration of their offensive prowess came against McHenry on Apr. 16. CLC won convincingly 12-2 and 8-0 with both games being called in the fifth inning because of the eight-run
slaughter rule. Botzenhart picked up two more home runs while Snarski added her sixth home run of the season. Wise picked up her ninth and 10th wins, allowing only six hits to go along with seven strike outs and two walks in 10 innings of work. The Lancers have put themselves in prime position for a late season surge. Coach Garcia is eager to see how things pan out for her club. “Right now, the schedule is accommodating us. We play a couple days, have a day off, play a couple more games, rest a day and finish with three games in a row,” Garcia said. “If need be, we can cancel the regional game and the district games, but we must complete the conference schedule. Although the schedule is accommodating, the possible fatigue of their lone starting pitcher worries Garcia. “Presently, (Wise) is the only one I worry about. We don’t want to wear her down. She is the glue holding the team together,” Garcia said. The Region IV softball playoffs start April 30 and the Regional Finals will be
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Sophomore pitcher Deanna Wise (above) tore her ACL and will miss the remainder of the season. played in Freeport, Ill., May 3-4. The winner goes on to Nationals in Clinton, Mississippi, May 13-18. “I like our chances. It is a doable achievement this season as long as the team likes our chances too,” Gar-
cia added. “We will put up a good fight.” Perhaps this is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow for the team. If they sustain their current level of play, they have a opportunity to do something special in what has been a wet spring.
2013 NBA Playoffs: Heat look to repeat; OKC favorite out west Kyle Risinger Staff Reporter
The NBA playoffs are set. The Lakers are in. The Jazz are out. The Bulls are the fifth seed in the East. With the Los Angeles Lakers’ 99-95 overtime win over the Houston Rockets Wednesday night and the Utah Jazz losing to Memphis, the Lakers clinched the seventh seed in the West. The Lakers, who are without Kobe Bryant for the next six to nine months, will
play the San Antonio Spurs, who just signed former allstar, Tracy McGrady. Along with McGrady, the Spurs have veterans Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili in search of their fifth championship. That’s where the Lakers run will end: the first round of the playoffs. However, ESPN will probably still find a way to talk more about a mediocre team that barely made the playoffs even after the first round.
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