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CLC says goodbye to former Trustee and community advocate Diana Panuncial Editor-in-Chief Philip Carrigan, former member of the Board of Trustees at the College of Lake County, died on Sunday, Jan. 28. Carrigan, 73, first served as a trustee from 2005-2011, then was reelected for a second six-year term in 2013. He resigned from the Board in Sept. 2017 due to personal and health reasons. He had been with the College of Lake County for a decade. Board Chair Richard Anderson said that Carrigan always considered students first in any decisions that came up. “We always talked about how we could do something for students,” he said. “How can a big expenditure help students? What can we provide for them?” “Dr. Carrigan was a tireless leader and keen supporter of [CLC], particularly our Lakeshore Campus,” said Rich Haney CLC president. “He devoted an incredible amount of time and his talent toward helping our students.” Michael Flack, a music instructor at CLC, said that

he appreciated Carrigan’s support of the music department. “He and his wife attended our jazz concerts regularly,” Flack said. “It was nice to have a Board Of Trustees member show up at our concerts, and I always appreciated that gesture.” Outside of CLC, Carrigan kept busy contributing to the community. He volunteered or was a member of the board at the following organizations: Faith Food Pantry in Zion, Lake County Community Action Project, John Howard Association, Prisoner Visitation and Support, Coalition to Reduce Recidivism and Cease Fire Advisory Council, and PADS. “Phil always cared about other people,” Anderson said. “I remember when there was going to be a birthday party for him on a Friday, but he was at a homeless shelter helping out. So, they had his birthday party at the homeless shelter.” Carrigan grew up near Boston, Massachusetts. He received an undergraduate degree in pharmacy from

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, then pursued a master’s degree and Ph.D in biopharmaceutics and pharmacokinetics from the University of Connecticut in 1974. Carrigan finished his graduate studies at the University of Buffalo. Anderson said that he and Carrigan had known each other for many years before he became a trustee at CLC. “35 to 40 years ago, Dr. Carrigan was a pharmacist where I used to get my prescriptions filled,” Anderson said. “We always laughed that it was the first time I met him when I reminded him of it. Nobody remembered him as a pharmacist, but it was his part-time job.” Carrigan was also a calming influence on other people and a positive man, Anderson said. “The last board meeting I attended with him, he told me a story about an administrator who appeared in front of the Board,” Anderson said. “He said she was so nervous that he saw her trembling while reading her notes. He told her that she should relax and that [the

Philip Carrigan, 73, was a former member of the Board of Trustees. Photo courtesy of CLC

Board] were just people.” “Dr. Carrigan will be sorely missed,” Haney said. “[The Board] honored him with a resolution naming his works,” Anderson said.

“In a sense, we just miss him. He was a part of our board family. When part of your family goes, you miss them.”

Study Abroad introduces new travel destinations Demi Richter

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Students who are itching to leave the classroom will get the opportunity to travel the world and explore new surroundings through the College of Lake County’s Study Abroad program. CLC’s Study Abroad

program offers college credit and short-term opportunities for students who may not be able to spend an entire semester overseas. Beginning in May, the program is offering six different trips: Costa Rica, Italy, Japan, Switzerland/ Netherlands/Germany, and

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Tanzania. These trips aimed at global engagement help students develop an understanding of the relationships between the cultural, economic, and political systems of other nations while learning to build relationships and empower oneself.

Lilianna Ware, the program’s academics operations manager, wants students to know the impact of studying in a foreign country. “Students who return from these trips most commonly describe Study Abroad as a life-changing experience,” Ware said.

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“They get to live during a rich new culture and this experience brings out their independent and adventurous nature. Participants bond as a group and some of them become lifelong friends.”

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News Flu season reaches peak in CLC area

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Staff Reporter College of Lake County students and faculty are battling the peak of the flu season sweeping the area. Flu or influenza is a quick mutating viral infection that affects your respiratory system. In America, its prime happens within the coldest months of the year. The virus is common and is spread through the air via coughs and sneezes. It is extremely viral and takes the lives of more than a quarter million people each year out of 3-5 million that are infected. Michelle Grace, director of Health Services at CLC, has advice on how to prevent contracting this year’s especially brutal

Study Abroad Continued from p. 1 Study Abroad faculty adviser Mike Corn recalls some of his favorite memories on a Costa Rica trip. “Sloths live in trees but come down to the ground about once a week. They are slow, so slow that everyone in the class who

influenza. “One of the most important pieces of advice is to simply get the flu shot at your local clinic,” she said. “It’s the simple things that can really decrease your chances of being the next person to fall victim of such a terrible illness.” “I’m a nursing student, so getting the flu shot was mandatory for me,” said student Jasmin Valdovinos, “but I think it’s important for people to get vaccinated.” Grace also explained why the flu vaccination has not been so effective this season. “The vaccine given each year is based off how the other side of the world had their flu season before us,” she said. “In some cases their flu turns out completely different than ours which

makes the shot less effective on our end.” “I personally didn’t get the flu this year. My cousin did,” said another student, Doriana Rivera. “ Some students may not get flu shots because they don’t have time or the resources to do so, or maybe

wanted to had time to walk over, stand near the sloth, and have their picture taken,” Corn said. “There was [another] time we got to sit quietly on a beach and watch a green sea turtle lay eggs and waking in the middle of the night to watch the eruption of Volcano Arena,” Corn said. “Every participant in a Study Abroad program has

a different and very valuable story, no matter the destination,” Ware said. “Some will not forget singing to school children in Tanzania, others remember the beauty of the castles in Germany, many keep Japanese hospitality in their hearts forever,” Ware said, “And others smile when they think about the exotic animals they saw in Costa Rica, while a few are

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they’re not informed about it.” A flu shot is available at CLC with a small payment of $17 without appointment. “If you start to feel flulike symptoms such as body aches, coughing, fever, headaches just stay home and let everyone know you’re sick until the symp-

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still in awe of the gorgeous rainbow over Machu Picchu.” If you are interested in joining the Study Abroad program, the deadlines to be accepted into the program are approaching quickly. For the Italy, Tanzania, and Switzerland/ Netherlands/Germany trips, the deadline is Feb. 22. For the Costa Rica trip,

the deadline is March 22. Spaces may fill up quickly, for the Japan trip only 11 students can participate. For the other short-term programs, the limit is about 25 students but may vary. “One of my favorite memories is our group walking through the foest near the Pacific coast when we spotted a young sloth climbing down a vine,” Corn said.

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CLC sponsors month-long celebration of Black History Sammie Wilkins

Managing Editor

The College of Lake County is sponsoring an entire month of events for the public to enjoy dedicated to Black History. These events will take place all throughout the month of Feb. and will mostly take place on the Grayslake campus or in downtown Waukegan. Beverly Phelps, CLC multicultural coordinator, is one of the main people responsible for this month’s celebration. “I am excited about all of the events we have planned, because they all bring awareness of the African American culture and the history makers behind them” Phelps said. The first event will be held Feb. 15, on the History of Hip Hop. The event will be presented by Dr. Courtney Cain, the assistant professor of history and African American studies at Lake

Forest College. This presentation will be on the Grayslake campus, in room C149, from noon-2 p.m.. “The inspiration [behind these events] comes from networking with different people, researching other schools to see what they are offering, and staying current with news pertaining to the African American community” Phelps said. The Grayslake campus will also be hosting The College Expo, in which students and families can meet with representatives from historically black colleges and universities nationwide. There will also be nine guaranteed transfer admission colleges from Illinois and Wisconsin present, to give students the chance to speak with them. This event will take place Feb. 17, on Student Street from 10 a.m. to two p.m., and will also include 30 minute workshops to explain the path and payment options for college.

For more information on The College Expo, students can contact Dr. Sharon Sanders-Funnye at 847-543-2731, or via email at ssandersfunnye@clcillinois.edu. “I like to bring a variety each year. This year we have the College Expo featuring Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). I think this is important to bring this to CLC, because there are 104 HBCU’s in the US and I think it’s important to expose students HBCU’s because they helped shape students who often could not be educated at other institutions because of the color of their skin,” Phelps said. Also taking place on Feb. 17 at the Grayslake campus will be Poetry and Jazz in Motion, at seven p.m. in Room A011. This event will be featuring Chicago poet Phenom hosting other poets, such as Awthentik, Odyssey, Moe Mentum, Deana Dean and K-Love The Poet.

There will also be a St. Louis-based saxophonist, Tim Cunningham, who will be playing smooth jazz. Admission is free for CLC students, people must bring their student ID, as it will be $20 at the door for other guests. On Feb. 24, the 34th Annual Salute to Gospel Music will be taking place at the Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. The performance will start at seven p.m. with the headliner being John P. Kee and the New Life Community Choir from North Carolina. The event will also feature the CLC Gospel Choir, directed by Matthew Hunter; Walt Whitman’s Soul Children of Chicago; and the First Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church choir. Students and members of the community can purchase tickets online www.clcillinois.edu/tickets or call (847) 543-2300. “Obtaining better knowledge of Black History not only this month, but attend

a BSU meeting to obtain more throughout the semester, we celebrate Black History Month 365 days!” Phelps said. On Feb. 26, there will be a showing of the movie “Marshall,” at the Grayslake campus at two p.m. This film tells the story of Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice. There will be popcorn provided, and everyone is welcome, free of charge. The last event this month will be Black History Trivia, and it will be held on Feb. 27, at Lakeshore Campus, 33. N. Genesee St., Waukegan. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to one p.m. and refreshments will be provided. “Come out and gain knowledge. It’s not just about Black History, but about History for all?” Phelps said.

Science building brings green initiatives to Grayslake campus Melanie Bobbitt Copy Editor

The new science building at the College of Lake County’s Grayslake campus is a welcome addition to students and faculty not only for its atmosphere and offerings, but for its green initiatives as well. The building includes mechatronics, photonics labs, chemistry labs, and other classrooms. One student, Alexis Duehr, has her biology lab in the new science building and had only positive things to say. “It’s a good add-on,” she said. “There’s lots of space and it seems bigger than other buildings.” Duehr also commented that the building tends to be quieter than the other wings, which makes studying in between classes easier. It is designed to LEED Platinum standards, which is the highest level of recognition for energy efficient buildings by the

United State Green Building Council (USGBC). The USGBC encourages the construction of energy and resource-efficient building that are healthy to live in. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and was established as a way to measure “green buildings.” It has solar PV panels on its roof and its own geothermal heat exchange system. Once a PV panel is installed, it generates no pollution or greenhouse gas emissions. However, the downside of solar PV panels is that the power output is dependent on direct sunlight, which can be diminished by dust, clouds, and other things in the atmosphere. The upsides definitely outweigh the downsides, however, since solar energy is inexhaustible and totally free. “I am really excited about being able to monitor how much electricity is being produced by the solar panels,” said David Huse-

moller, CLC’s sustainability manager. “Hopefully we can get a monitor screen up soon so folks can check it out.” The science building also features a green roof or living roof, which is a roof of a building that is partially or completely covered with vegetation and a growing medium, planted on a waterproofing membrane. Green roofs serve several purposes for a building such as absorbing rainwater, providing insulation, and creating a habitat for wildlife. Green roofs, however, can be expensive and hard to maintain. For example, they require yearly inspections to remove unwanted self-seeding plants. Most green roofs include a root barrier layer, but the roots of plants may sometimes penetrate the waterproof membrane. This could cause roof leaks that could result in structural damage to the building. In addition to its other benefits, the building also saves water by collecting

rainwater and snow to flush toilets. Plans for the living wall have been put on hold due to maintenance concerns. A living wall is a wall partially or completely covered with greenery that includes a growing medium, like soil or a substrate. Most living walls also feature an integrated water delivery system. It provides insulation to keep the building’s inside temperature consistent. Living walls are very labor-intensive to maintain and it is also difficult to

continuously clean up the soil that falls out daily because the plants are growing. CLC received an Emerald Award from the Illinois Chapter of the United States Green Building Council for innovation in building design last summer. “This is a prestigious award recognizing the tremendous effort put forward by the college to make this one of the best examples of green buildings in the state,” Husemoller said.

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Prospective transfer students explore options Kevin Tellez

Features Editor College of Lake County students were able to scope out future plans at the Transfer College Fair held at the Grayslake campus on Wednesday, Jan. 31. Participating in the fair were a number of different transfer colleges partnered with CLC from several different locations across Illinois, from C o l u m b i a College to the University of Illinois at Chicago. Students were able to speak with representatives of the college of their choice to receive in-depth information on their university, ask questions ranging from the number of required transfer credits to what life is like on campus, and even seek financial aid opportunities like scholarships.

A few students were able to give their insights and concerns about the transfer process out of CLC. “I’ve decided on going to UIC Chicago once I’m finished here,” said Jenny Graham. “I’ve thought about UIC for such a long time, since senior year of high school at the very least. I’m dead-set on my decision and I can hardly wait!” “Right now I’m definitely looking at Columbia College,” said Io Manjarres. “But honestly, there have been a lot of obstacles on my path to transfer, the biggest being money and how much I’ll get from FAFSA.” “Another [concern], being an art major, is wondering if I’ll be able to sell my paintings to make a decent living on my own,” Manjarres said.

“At this moment, I’m focused on transferring to UIC Urbana-Champaign,” said Karissa Magana. “I’ve done research on colleges throug out high school and Urbana-Champaign looked great for me.” “I definitely believe CLC has helped me prepare for a four-year university,” Magana said. “It helps me focus on certain aspects of my future in terms of education. The staff and programs have helped make me more comfortable with college life before I go off to a bigger state university.” With the Transfer College Fair occurring every semester, many more students will also find the help they need to decide on their ideal university for transfer.

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The College of Lake County is the only Illinois college to offer an associate degree and certificates in the laser/photonics/optics field. This fast-growing career offers many real-life applications, from medicine to airport security to laser light shows. And after moving into the new science building at the Grayslake Campus, CLC now has the newest laboratory among 33 peer, two-year programs in the country, said Bill Kellerhals, program chair. The lab contains classroom space and includes two new lasers: a fiber laser cutting and welding system and a high-wattage laser donated by Alliance Specialties and Laser Sales, Inc. “The new equipment allows us to conduct more advanced experiments in several courses, and the new facility gives us more flexibility in class scheduling and lab access,” Kellerhals said. The program previously was based in the Lake County High Schools Technology Campus in Grayslake. In 2011, the college began offering three certifi-

cates: laser/photonics/optics (16-credits); applied lasers (13 credits) and biophotonics (15 credits). After receiving a $900,000 federal grant from the National Science Foundation in 2012, CLC launched the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in 2013. Graduates are qualified for positions such as lab technician, system installer, troubleshooting/repair technician and marketing/sales representatives. “CLC’s program and the new lab are both excellent,” said Heather Seidel, who earned a certificate and works as a lab technician for Domino Amjet, Inc., a Gurnee-based inkjet and laser printing company. “I developed skills that I am currently using on the job. The career is a good choice for women because it is growing fast, with endless opportunities that range from cosmetics, such as skin-care treatments, to engineering and medicine,” she said. Seidel plans to earn an associate degree in the field and eventually find a biomedical-related laser career.


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CLC student gets accepted into NASA scholars program Anna Myers

Staff Reporter

A College of Lake County sophomore was chosen for a NASA program that could skyrocket his future plans. Nathaniel Leichty, a CLC Honors Scholar and science major, was one of only 171 students nationwide selected for the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars program. The program was designed to give minority students opportunities to demonstrate skills in the STEM field. There is a 5-week required online class and a trip to NASA, which Leichty will be attending, from Feb. 13-15. “I never expected to be invited,” Leichty said, “but as I’ve gone through the process of preparing for this trip, I’ve gotten pretty excited.” “In preparation for the experience, I’ve had to create a mock application and a resume for a NASA internship

to be looked over by a mentor,” he said. “I also have to do research on how we are making our rovers, as well as talk to the team I’m a part of online.” Leichty and a couple of other students in his group have to choose a name, a logo, and a motto as part of the experience. “I’m most excited to see Johnson Space Center and hopefully meet some cool people,” he said. “I’m hoping that [this experience] will help me get into a good graduate school,” Leichty said. “I’m looking forward to engaging with the people I’ll meet and possibly create connections with.” Leichty hopes that the experience will help him refine his skills in business, marketing, and coding. “[In the long run], I hope this will help me qualify for NASA internships in the future,” he said. Leichty grew up watching the Weather Channel and being mostly inter-

ested in meteorology, but for the past few years, he has been exploring different subjects in science such as geology and astronomy. “I wasn’t really into space at all until I started the NASA online class,” he said. Leichty said that he is interested in “the pure vastness” of space and how space telescopes are able to see far into the universe. He even explained how he likes to marvel at the universe and all of its wonders. Leichty believes that most space-related careers are “heavily based on engineering” and that astronomy-related jobs are rare to find. He also found that most jobs in space-field do not correlate with actual space explora- Nathaniel Leichty poses with a poster he designed for the program. tion. Photo courtesy of Nathaniel Leichty With that being said, his ideal job would be “reLeichty will graduate then go to graduate school search at a government or from CLC in May. He is to pursue earth science. non-profit organization” in planning on getting a bachearth science. elor’s degree in geology,

CLC student thinks outside the box with clothing line

Connor Sinclair owns Box Clothing, a clothing Features Editor brand that inspires its wearers to think outside the A business major at the box. College of Lake County Sinclair’s has spread its knows how to set his own influence all across the trends. nation, with customers from

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Connor Sinclair promotes thinking outside the box with his clothing line. Photo courtesy of boxlivethink.com

Hawaii and Alaska, and even Canada purchasing t-shirts and sweatshirts. “I created the idea for my company by myself, but I had two of my friends get on the team for the release,” Sinclair said. “One of them knew a lot of people to help with branding, and the other I hoped would be good at shirt production to boost inventory.” The company’s slogan is stylized lowercase as “live outside the box, think outside the box.” “The idea came from wanting a logo that had a meaning, and one that I connected to,” Sinclair said. “It took about a week to land on the logo, and I finally ended up on a box and saw its potential because it’s so simple, yet really versatile.” “I think what makes Box stand out from other companies is our simplicity and our message,” Sinclair said. “I hear from people that the logo always gets to them and they always ask me what it means. I’m glad the

logo can start conversation and hopefully its message-to live and think outside the box-- can inspire.” “The box can mean anything,” he said. “It can mean something that’s holding you back from being yourself or following your dreams. Everyone has their own connection to the box.” Sinclair has had approximately 150 sales over two years of owning the company, and the company’s Twitter account has over 1000 followers. “I started from nothing and stayed local, so it’s really nice to see the company affect a lot of people I don’t even personally know,” he said. “I’ve also collaborated with one other company, Palacose, which was a fun experience.” Being a business major, some courses at CLC have allowed Sinclair to refine his company’s practices. “The accounting courses at CLC have definitely helped me run my company,” he said.

“They’ve really helped me keep track of the cash flow for my business.” Sinclair has high hopes for the future of his brand despite starting it at a young age. “Starting my business young has been stressful, but once I got the hang of it, it was easier,” Sinclair said. “[The fashion industry] definitely a competitive market, but I didn’t look at it that way. I just made something that I had personally wanted to make, and saw that others liked it too. It’s exciting and makes me happy so I’m glad I did it.” “My advice for anyone who wants to start their own business would be to start now,” Sinclair said. “It’s harder than it seems to grow a base of loyal customers and run your own company, but it’s fun.” Box clothing has merchandise ranging from t-shirts to crewneck sweatshirts to hoodies, all of it available at www. boxlivethink.com.


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Former addict warns CLC students of opioid epidemic Andy Pratt

Staff Reporter A recovered heroin addict warns students at the College of Lake County to avoid drugs amidst the opioid epidemic. “No matter who you are in college, no matter how great your grades are or what degree you will earn, it won’t matter if you make the choice to do drugs,” said Nicole Walmsley, a current law enforcement liaison. “No drugs are safe.” Walmsley works with Recovery Unplugged, a drug rehab center in Austin, Texas. An Ohio native, she has also worked with the Police Assisted Addiction Recovery Initiative based in Boston, Massachusetts. As a heroin addict, she was arrested 18 times, and was incarcerated a total of 496 days. When she was in high school, Walmsley wanted to become a preschool teacher. “I was in a vocational school doing just that,” Walmsley said. “After school, I worked at a daycare and loved it. I loved working with children, and that was my dream.” Her addiction began when she was 19 and pregnant

with her daughter Haley, according to a Pacific Standard article. After being diagnosed with e n d o m e t r i o s i s , Walmsley had to have back to back surgeries. A doctor prescribed Vicodin, an opioid, for her abdominal pain. Over time, she became addicted to opioids. Walmsley made the change to heroin in 2007, at the suggestion of a dealer who was already selling her pills of Oxycodone. For five years, Walmsley lived with dealers and moved from townships to trailer parks. When she attempted to get clean in 2012, she enrolled at the ITT Technical Institute, studying to become a paralegal. She studied for three quarters. “I enrolled in college when I was on the Suboxone program, and didn’t fit in,” Walmsley said. “The Suboxone had me just as high as heroin.” According to the Mayo Clinic website, Suboxone is a combination of Buprenorphine and Naloxone, a drug that is used to treat drug overdoses. In March 2013, Walmsley relapsed. She overdosed on what turned out to be Fentanyl. She was revived by a

sternum rub, a painful procedure performed by EMS personnel. “My clients always tell me it’s like being thrown into immediate withdrawal,” Walmsley said. Her journey to recovery began after she left the Youngstown Correctional Facility in October 2013, and over time Walmsley rediscovered herself while speaking at rallies and high schools. She has served an active role in combating the opioid epidemic since, successfully convincing various police departments to adopt the “Begin Again” philosophy of the Police Assisted Addiction Recovery Initiative. After President Donald Trump declared a public health emergency on the opioid epidemic, Walmsley said she was “relieved.” “It wasn’t long before I realized it didn’t matter,” Walmsley said. “Our overdose rates still escalated.” The St. Vincent Charity Medical Center in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, reported 56 opioid related deaths as of Jan. 25. “Those who say [opioid addicts] purposely overdose, knowing they have Narcan, are insane,” Walmsley said. “The addict

Before and after pictures of Walmsley, a recovered heroin addict. Photo courtesy of Nicole Walmsley

doesn’t want to be sick all over again.” Also a believer in forms of cognitive therapy, such as writing out one’s feelings, Walmsley has found a way to utilize various social media platforms to help others in their journeys to recovery. “People started relating, and it was easier for them to reach out and get help,” Walmsley said. When talking with an addict who has relapsed and refuses to get help, she may suggest that they “pick out outfits for their funeral.” “I tell them to write what

they want in their obituary,” Walmsley said. “Their parents shouldn’t have to.” Walmsley also believes in the importance of preventive education and helping others to address the nationwide opioid epidemic. She cautions anyone against trying illicit opioids such as heroin. She has had many addicted friends die, including recovering addicts. “There is no safe amount to use,” Walmsley said. “You will die. Not maybe. You will. Before you try it, write your obituary.”


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Men of Vision teaches leadership to members Kristina Imshaite

Staff Reporter

An organization at the College of Lake County promotes brotherhood unlike any other. The Men of Vision is a national organization created by Student African-American Brotherhood. The ultimate goal of this organization is to help the male population succeed in academics and throughout their lives. There are different chapters in the organization. Many students join in high school and continue on with the program into the college chapter. “I joined Men of Vision in Fall of 2015 because I liked and agreed with everything that it stood for,” Anthony Bandillo, current president of the Men of Vision, said. “I liked their commitment to helping young males succeed in every aspect of their life.” Members shared some of

the activities that the MoV participate in. “We have several different projects that we work on throughout the semester,” Bandillo said. “We provide students with different workshops on different topics to enrich their knowledge and prove them with mentors to guide them in the right direction and build their network.” “One of [the organization’s] projects is to hold an annual conference with a keynote speaker,” said Miguel Avitia, a member of the club since last year and current secretary of MoV. “Hundreds of students from all around the area come together to learn leadership skills and how to network. Their other projects include workshops on campus, volunteer work, and fundraising.” “My friends had recommended the club to me because they saw potential in my outgoing personality and

social skills,” Avitia said. “I applied my attributes to my duties as secretary and I try to always be very welcoming to new recruits who are eager to learn.” Marcelo Vega, former president of MoV and current professional mentor, has been involved with the organization since 2009. “The Men of Vision hold each other accountable for their responsibilities and empower one another to push onward,” Vega said. “I grew up in an environment that promotes a culture of care and love to form brotherships that last a lifetime.” “All in all, I believe male togetherness is enforced and promoted well at CLC,” Bandillo said. “To me, male togetherness means males being there for each other in their time of need or to be there for someone to talk to. It means being able to rely on your brothers and knowing they support you and your dreams.”

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JLC brings Shakespearean comedy to life Nick Sinclair

Graphic Designer The College of Lake County’s James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts will ease any winter blues by performing Shakespeare’s comedy, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” It debuts in JLC’s Studio Theater on Friday, Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. and will have various performances until Saturday, March 3. The director of the play, Brian Gill, is especially excited to be given the opportunity to be a part of CLC’s production of Shakespeare because he received some of his actor training at the Globe Theatre in London, where Shakespeare’s company performed in the early 17th century. “Shakespeare is one of my favorite playwrights,” Gill said. “His plays are wondrous, profound.” In addition to being an avid fan of Shakespeare, Gill is confident in his role as director, having over 20 years of professional acting experience, ranging from performer to teacher. “[The play] is probably [Shakespeare’s] most popular comedy,” Gill said. “And if I, as a director, do my job right, anyone and everyone

is going to love the performance.” Two of the lead actors, Michael Farca and Sarah Peppler, were able to provide details of the play’s plot. The comedy takes place in the forest just beyond Athens and highlights Theseus, the Duke of Athens, who is played by Farca. “Theseus knows that he’s the man in his realm and he certainly isn’t going to let anyone else upstage him in a game of wits; a feat he is woefully unprepared for to the best comedic intentions,” Farca said. While new to performing for CLC, Farca has an extensive acting resume that began when he landed the role as Titus Savage in “The Curious Savage” at Grayslake North High School as a junior. At Illinois State University, Farca also performed in various plays and short web series before joining theater companies in the Bloomington-Normal area. “Theseus is a certain kind of pompous blue blood that I probably would not get along with if I met him in real life,” Farca said. Despite sounding egotistical, Farca assured that Theseus has a human side, and the production is much more

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than the vanity of one character. Peppler is currently studying musical theater at CLC after graduating from Wauconda High School in 2017. In high school, Peppler was a part of various productions, including Wauconda High School’s own “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Peppler portrays Hermia, who finds herself in love with one character, yet loved by another.

“After doing the show in high school, Hermia became one of my dream roles,” Peppler said. “I love how she isn’t afraid to speak her mind and I wish I could be more like that.” Although Farca and Peppler are excited to perform Shakespeare, they both agreed that the hardest part of preparing for their parts was adjusting and learning to act through the use of Elizabethan language.

“Americans have become amazingly lazy in how they use language,” Gill said. “Actors have to be taught how to deal with the heightened language that Shakespeare uses in his plays.” With all of the hard work the cast has been dedicating to “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” these past weeks, their performances are bound to enthrall the audience through comedy, heartbreak, and talent.

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CLC’s International film series debuts Chilean biopic Melanie Bobbitt

Copy Editor

The College of Lake County’s Grayslake campus is taking students across the globe with another critically acclaimed international film shown on Friday, Feb. 2. “Neruda,” a 2016 film from Chile, is a biographical drama about poet and Communist Senator, Pablo Neruda (Luis Gnecco). It takes place in the 1940s, when Chilean President Gabriel Gonzalez Videla (Alfredo Castro) banned the Communist Party. In the film, Neruda goes from being a figure of the opposition to a fugitive on the run. After it becomes clear that Neruda must flee Chile, he yells, “I’m not going to hide under the bed. This has to become a wild hunt!” He taunts the government and police by appearing in public or leaving evidence of where he was, and yet the police still fail to capture him. In one instance, Neruda dressed in drag and posed as a prostitute in a brothel that the police were searching.

He was in plain view of the policemen, but they were unable to see through his disguise, demonstrating the foolishness of policemen as well as politicians. Gael Garcia Bernal plays the fascist Chief of the Investigations Police of Chile, Oscar Peluchonneau. Peluchonneau’s character is fictional, although the name was taken from a real Chilean police chief from the 1950s. Throughout the film, Peluchonneau provides a sharp and biting commentary to the events. He spends the film in pursuit of Neruda, but continuously comes up short of catching him. The longer the game of cat-andmouse goes on, the more Peluchonneau begins to question himself. He begins to realize that maybe he is not the main character in the story, nor is he the hero he thought he was. It occurs to him that he may only be a supporting character and Neruda is the hero of the story. In fact, while injured and fatigued in the snowy Andes mountains, Peluchonneau begins to

think that he might simply be a figment of Neruda’s artistic imagination. Peluchonneau’s character is strait-laced and consumed by rules. In contrast, Neruda’s character is comedic, intelligent, and defiant. The relationship between the two men is very complex— Neruda is both annoyed and amused by Peluchonneau’s efforts to find him. Peluchonneau, on the other hand, is tortured by the mystery surrounding Neruda. The struggle between the two men shows that the classic goodversus-evil conflict is not always realistic. It also demonstrates the ambiguity of morality. Pablo Larrain, the director of the film, mixed fact with fiction throughout “Neruda.” Larrain indulged in surrealism, which is evident from the very first scene where Neruda is seen urinating in the chamber of the senate, which strangely doubles as an opulent urinal. Certain scenes also

seemed to include certain The whole film is Hitchcockian elements— flamboyant and playful, and like the use of an obvious emulates the personality of back projection as the real-life Pablo Neruda. Peluchonneau is riding in a sidecar.

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Fall Out Boy’s new album sends fans into ‘Mania’ Rebecca Martinez

Staff Reporter

American rock band Fall Out Boy’s “Mania” album, released Jan. 19, has caused a craze among music lovers and fans. “Mania” was originally slated for release last November, but was pushed back to January. Lead singer Patrick Stump claimed the ear-

lier release date caused the band to feel rushed to deliver an album they weren’t entirely confident in. The result of their decision is an album well worth the wait. “Mania” incorporates genres like pop punk, rock, emo, and EDM, which prompted a divided reaction from their fans. The leading track “Young

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and Menace” is a booming anthemic song infused with pulsating EDM beats, and sets the tone for the rest of the album. “HOLD ME TIGHT OR DON’T” echoes bouncy club rhythms with a tropical house touch. “Wilson (Expensive Mistakes)” reverts to their pop punk and emo roots with lyrics saying, “I’ll stop wearing black when they make a darker color.” This cues the mental flashbacks of black eyeliner and converse sneakers. “Church” and “Heaven’s Gate” introduce deceptively religious themes, the former being a punching powerhouse song complete with a choir, church bells, and organs. The latter, however, changes pace with Stump’s compelling vocals distinguished over a guitar charged impression reminiscent of

The Righteous Brothers’ “Unchained Melody.” “Bishops Knife Tricks” captures a triumphant end to the album with lyrics like, “The last blues we’re ever gonna have/Let’s see how deep we’ll get/The glow of the cities below lead us back/To the places that we never should have left,” alongside the resounding final guitar strum in the listener’s ear marks the bittersweet ending. In an interview with Ticketmaster UK from January 2018, bassist Pete Wentz emphasized the importance of progression in terms of the band’s overarching objective to change up their sounds each album. Evolving from the unapologetically emo brashness of their second album, “From Under the Cork Tree” (2005), which validated their status as one of the most

famous pop punk bands of all time, to multifaceted “Mania” brought the issue of differing genres to the surface. Wentz went on to discuss the trend of accepting various genres, claiming, “You’re limited only by what you limit yourself to.” The dichotomy of “Mania” and Fall Out Boy’s earlier releases are clear in their content and delivery, but it’s Fall Out Boy’s cultivation of these particular concepts that is paramount in thoroughly experiencing “Mania.” “Mania,” Fall Out Boy’s seventh studio album debuted No.1 on the Billboard 200, the band’s third to do so. Their “Mania” Tour resumes in February 2018 in Australia.


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Students want more from Disney streaming service removal of all Disney owned franchises A&E Editor from online streaming platforms, such as Hulu and Entertainment is a part Netflix. of people’s everyday That’ll mean stulives, leaving many col- dents have a choice to lege students the decision make about where they about what service they spend their disposable inshould get their entertain- come. ment from. When asked this very Subscription services are question, student Ricky a great value for watch- Ceja made the distinction ing movies and tv shows between paying for streamfor sometimes only ten ing services and “borrowbucks a month; however, ing” them from friends. the profit from streaming “I have Hulu beservices have not gone un- cause you get it when noticed. you pay for Spotify Recently, the mar- [Student],” Ceja said. Spoket has been seeing tify Student is a discounted various competi- service for college students tion in the forms of to stream unlimited music. services such as Hulu and “My primary motivaHBO GO. tion for downloading People now need to a Disney streaming app brace for an upcoming would be the Marvel con- self, Ceja explained one Disney streaming ser- tent,” he said. should try to find a way to vice that will see for the As for paying for it him- share it with someone who already has an account. Another CLC student, Jacob Smith, explained that he didn’t have any streaming entertainment services because he didn’t have the time to take advantage of it. While Tom Yonan, another student, explained that he didn’t have any streaming services personally, but he had shared ownership of a Netflix account previously. “I’d like to see older clasMarvel films may possibly only appear in Disney’s streaming service. sics appear on the service,” Photo courtesy of The Independent Yonan said. “[It would be]

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the only reason to own a personal account.” Meanwhile, Venalnny Sicah, who has all three platforms already through her family, jokingly said the one thing that would convince her to get the new platform would be if the “Lizzie McGuire Movie” was on the service. Michael Garcia, whose family also provided the platforms for him, explained that he didn’t think he fit Disney’s target demographic. Like Yonan, he would personally like to see more retro movies on the plat-

form. “If there’s one superhero movie for ten princess movies, then I don’t know if I’d use [the service],” Garcia said. With the unquestionable popularity of “Star Wars” and Marvel superhero movies, it’ll be interesting to see if students are interested or can afford to add yet another streaming service in their digital libraries in the future.

Students Calvin Brown and Nate Killian play pool and foosball at the College of Lake County’s Game Night, hosted by Phi Theta Kappa on Tuesday, Jan. 30. Photos by Nick SInclair


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Disney-Fox merger potentially monopolizes film industry Peter Anders

Staff Reporter

Walt Disney Company announced it had acquired 20th Century Fox and its many assets in a historic deal valued at approximately $52.4 billion last November. In this deal, the Disney Company will acquire 20th Century Fox and its production units, the stake Fox had in Hulu, all of its cable assets, and most of its intellectual properties. In other words, Disney may have its hands on a large monopoly in the industry. This is without a doubt the biggest merger in the history of entertainment. While it may not be worth as much as the AOL-Time Warner deal, valued then at $100 billion, the effects it will have on the way entertainment is created and how it is consumed will be

unprecedented. Disney already wields unprecedented power in Hollywood, comparable to the days of old Hollywood when figures such as Louis B. Mayer and Jack L. Warner controlled the entire direction of the motion picture industry. With this deal, they have solidified themselves as the most powerful studio in history. Why would Disney want to acquire a company as big as Fox when they already were the biggest entertainment empire in the world? First would be to cement their dominance across the entertainment fields, and more importantly, they want to launch their own streaming service to compete with Netflix in 2019. Having access to the vast amounts of content that Fox owns gives them

more IPs to put on said streaming service. Traditional studios are concerned about their profits being eaten away by tech giants who are making plays to enter the field of entertainment such as Google, Facebook, and Amazon. The number of production companies and film franchises that Disney has acquired can be head-spinning. Pixar, Lucas Films Ltd., Marvel Studios, Disney Animation, Pirates of the Caribbean, Tron, and all of their live action remakes of their animated classics, the list goes on. From Fox, they now have Home Alone, Alien, Predator, Fantastic Four, X-Men, Die Hard, The Simpsons, Family Guy, American Dad, The Oreoville, Independence Day, Night at the Museum, Planet of the Apes, and more.

They also own a backlog of Academy Award-winning movies, which produces much more Oscar-fare in terms of movies. While some think this deal will be blocked on the grounds of antitrust, similar to the public reason the Trump administration is attempting to block the acquisition of Time Warner Cable by AT&T, that will not be the case. The reason this one will likely face nowhere near as much scrutiny is likely because of politics. The owners of News Corp./Fox was Richard Murdoch, who is a supporter of Donald Trump and wields powerful influence. On the day the sale was announced, the president called Murdoch personally to congratulate him on the sale and has been very vocal about his support for it.

Consumer advocate groups will undoubtedly try to fight the merger, but just as Comcast was allowed the purchase of Universal back in 2009, Disney will be allowed the purchase of Fox. Comcast is still rumored to be considering trying to top Disney’s bid, but along with the many more regulatory hurdles that would face, Disney already is said to have prepared to top whatever offer the bid is. If this deal goes through Disney will have unprecedented power in the field of media. With their streaming service set to launch next year, after which all their movies and content will be taken off of Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon streaming, we will be witness to possibly the biggest media event of the decade.

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Colleges must recognize identity, not politics Juan Toledo

Opinion Editor

Has your religious, racial or social background influenced or persuaded your ability to make rational, or ‘intellectual’, decisions? That may be a result of the nature of human condition to adhere to sentiments rather than reason. In an editorial titled “A Conservative Case for Identity Politics,” Jon A. Shields, Associate Professor of Government at Claremont McKenna College, shared his thoughts on the growing presence of identity politics on college campuses across the nation. Shield suggests that when departments select course materials or readings for their lectures, they should also take into account the author’s identity, as this

may impact a student’s ability to empathize with the subject. To support his claim, while teaching a course on Americanevangelicals, Shields made an observation of his class’ ability to grasp concepts that conflict with beliefs of their own. While a discussing a book about anti-intellectualism in the evangelical tradition, Shields noted that his Evangelical students we’re more receptive to the author’s thesis because he himself was an evangelical, despite the fact that his work was an open criticism of the function. Although some readers may think this will embolden campus radicals, Shields believes, if practiced properly, this new form of identity politics could subvert the dogma that drive its excesses. However, if there’s one issue (and there were a lot)

we can take away from the 2016 general election, it’s that we are too far gone from using identity politics in a way that could provoke any sort of positive influence. Nonetheless, just because we, as humans, tend to gravitate towards those who may share our skin complexion or spiritual beliefs doesn’t mean we shouldn’t strive to assimilate towards logic and reason. College campuses are the homelands for intellectuals; and students and professors, alike, should be engaging in conversations to gain some a multicultural perspectives on social, economic and political issues. An example of how these discussions can and should take place occurred during my 20th Century American Literature class. While reading the works of Booker T. Washington

and W.E.B Du Bois, two outspoken civil rights activists, our class had to distinguish the differences in their strategies for black social and economic progress, even though both shared the same racial background. Washington believed that African Americans should accept discrimination for the time being and focus on elevating themselves through vocational skills and material prosperity, thinking that the virtue of patience would earn them the respects of their white counterparts. Whereas Du Bois advocated for the rise of African Americans through non-violent protest, and thought that the only way social change can be accomplished is by developing small groups of college-educated blacks. The College of Lake County doesn’t shy away

from letting students express their cultural identity, and it has array of multicultural clubs to demonstrate that; it’s a college is rich with cultural diversity, as well as a campus full of students striving to be what Du Bois stood for, whether we know it or not. A way of recognizing that would be for students to engage with all the different cultural clubs that we have, even if they may not necessarily identify with a minority group. Furthermore, patrons of CLC, and all colleges alike, should not let these difference create a divide within the student body, but rather accept them as positive ways to, again, gain perspectives on social, economic and political issues that we may not realize affect those around us.

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Sports

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CLC inducts seven athletes to Hall of Fame Rachel Schultz

News Editor

The College of Lake County inducted seven new members into the 2018 Lake County High School Sports Hall of Fame on Thursday, Feb. 1 as a part of Spirit Night. The Keith Ryan Scholarship was also awarded to three students. The Hall of Fame honorees included three athletes: Crystal Alix, Sarah Boothe, and Brandon Paul; three coaches: Ted DeRousse, Todd Parola, and Mark Schartner; and one referee, Darnell Jones. The LCHS Sports Hall of Fame honors outstanding athletes, coaches and sports officials involved in sports programs in LakeCounty-area high schools. Crystal Alix, a basket-

ball player at Warren High School in Gurnee, was one of the top three-point shooters in Warren’s history, and, when she finished school in 1989, she ranked first in the most three-point shots both made in one season and career, steals for a season and career, and assists. She also ranked second in the most free throws, and still holds the title of all-time leading scorer. Sarah Boothe, another student athlete inducted, also played basketball at Warren. She came in second to Alix in career point totals and won numerous sports awards, including Ms. Basketball for 20072008, and won a spot on the U18 USA women’s basketball team, which won gold in the World Championships in 2008. Brandon Paul, also a bas-

ketball player at Warren, accumulated 1,183 points there and made 109 threepointers. He was also a two-time All-Conference player and two-time AllState recipient. He continued his stellar sports career at the University of Illinois and made it to the NBA in 2017, as a member of the San Antonio Spurs. Ted DeRousse, a wrestling coach from Antioch High School, led the Antioch wrestling team to numerous victories, including 300 dual meets and regional and sectional championships. He also coached championship football and track and field teams. Coach Todd Parola was also a great athlete, turning in award-winning performances in golf, basketball and baseball at Grayslake High. After graduating from Indiana University in

1989, he went on to coach 23 seasons at Mundelein High School. His career included coaching Mundelein’s baseball team to 603 wins in 23 years, averaging 23 wins per year. He also coached golf there, helping his team to four conference wins and one sectional crown in 2016. He retired in 2017. Mark Schartner coached soccer at Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire; both men’s and women’s. In the 31 years he coached the men’s team and the 19 years he coached women’s, they won a total of 635 matches, along with 16 IHSA regional and three sectional championships. The men’s team also won a super sectional title, and a fourth-place finish statewide. Darnell Jones served as a referee for basketball for

33 years and for volleyball 24 years. He was named NOI Official of the Year in 2009. He has also officiated at numerous other competitions, including the Special Olympics and a 4A championship game. The Keith Ryan recipients included two athletes: Oliver Gallego, a tennis player at CLC, and Samantha Beltran, a member of CLC’s volleyball and softball teams. Diana Panuncial, the editor-in-chief of the Chronicle, was also awarded the scholarship. The Keith Ryan scholarship was started in 1989, in honor of a Lake County sportscaster who lost a fight with cancer that year. The $1,000 scholarship is awarded to outstanding student athletes and journalists at CLC each year.

Students on the sidelines cheer on the Lancers against the Elgin Community College Spartans during Spirit Night on Thursday, Feb. 1. Elgin beat the CLC women’s team by 68-60, while the CLC’s men’s team won, 83-77. Photo by Rachel Schultz


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Softball gets personnel boost with pervious DI athlete William Becker

Lead Layout Editor The College of Lake County’s softball teams have been preparing for the upcoming season since the fall semester started, but are getting a boost this spring from a former DI commit. Jillian Foote, a previous University of WisconsinGreen Bay commit, has joined the rest of the team for the spring season. A few months after joining the program, Foote already has big expectations for this season. She said because of DI softball, she

did not have an adjustment period that other college student would receive. From the moment Foote stepped on the field, she said she felt right at home. The familial feeling she has now is one of the reasons she came back to CLC from her opportunity at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay. When Foote arrived in Green Bay, she knew it wasn’t the right fit. She spent most of her time practicing and working out. On occasion, this involved getting pulled out of class to weight lift. On top of adjusting to a hectic athletic schedule, she didn’t have

Jillian Foote slides into home vs Carmel Catholic H. S. in 2017 Photo courtesy of Daily Herald

time to adjust being away from home. “I love living with my family,” Foote said. “Once you’re on campus by yourself it’s different. I guess I just wasn’t ready for it right away.” For Foote, being at home means being with her parents who she said have had the biggest impact on her as a person and as a softball player. Her dad, a CLC baseball alumni, has been coaching her since she started playing the sport at age 11. Foote started off at the Antioch Youth Little League before moving to the Bordertown Bandits Travel Team a year later for more difficult competition. Following her middle school days, she played all four years at Antioch Community High School at the varsity level, along with a competitive travel team she joined in the 8th grade. There she also played fall ball and in the summer league. Foote started off pitching and catching before moving to outfield, third base, and now shortstop. Foote has a wide knowledge of the game and she has the titles to back it up. In high school, Foote earned North Suburban All-Conference honors and Lake County All-Area hon-

Jillian Foote attempting a hit vs Carmel Catholic H.S. in 2017 Photo courtesy of Chicago Tribune

ors. She was also a member of the IL All-State Third Team her junior year and First Team her senior year. On top of her individual accomplishments, she was also a starting member of Antioch’s regional championship teams in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. While there are times Foote needs to take the

sport seriously, she said she wants to enjoy the sport she loves, above all. “At CLC, you can come to practice and enjoy the sport,” Foote said. “We may not all be playing after this, so why not enjoy it while you can?”

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Tony Krueger, Nicholas Akstuylewicz, Jaxon Spiegelberg, and Ryan Brouch (from left to right) are recruited by CLC to play baseball in 2019. Photo courtesy of CLC

Baseball team welcomes five new recruits next season Sammie WIlkins

Managing Editor

Five new recruits have been signed to the College of Lake County’s baseball team for the 2019 season. These recruits include Anthony Donahue, an outfielder from Lockport High School; Tony Kruegar, a catcher from Appleton North High School; Nicholas Akstuylewicz, third baseman from Sheboygan North High School; Jaxon Spiegelberg, a middle infielder from Neenah High School; and middle infielder, Ryan

Brouch, from Appleton West High School. “They are definitely high-quality players,” said head coach Heath Cummings. “We are pretty fortunate to get them from [the Wisconsin] area.” The team is currently made up of all freshman players except for three sophomores. Cummings said he wants the team to be evened out next year with the new incoming recruits. “[The team] should be around that 50/50 percent range next year; this was the first of my eight years being here with a fresh-

man dominated team,” he said. “Usually it is a 50/50, 60/40 mix, or something like that.” With the return of this year’s freshman players in addition to the new recruits, the team next year will have a good head start on the season. “The experience these talented recruits are coming in with is just going to be a plus,” Cummings said. “With the freshman class from this year, and the pleasure of bringing in the new players next year, it’s going to be a pretty talented team next year.” Cummings also said these

new recruits will be getting an opportunity to play, and benefit from coming into a real good situation. The current team has yet to play an official game this season but, their coach said they are prepared and is anticipating a successful start. “With the freshman and few sophomores this year, we are planning to have a good season,” he said. “We definitely like our freshman pitching staff, quite a few of our other freshman, and our sophomores, too.” Cummings hopes the current freshman on the team gather as much ex-

perience and skill as they can this year. Not only to do well this season, but to have a successful season in the future as well. “Their experience as far as playing games in the spring will lead to them bringing a lot more to the table next year,” he said. “These new talented recruits coming in, they will definitely be able to help out.” The team’s first home game is March 15, against Milwaukee Area Technical Institute. They will be hoping to start the season off with a win.

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