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Pickup truck parked in a no parking zone under stop sign outside the College of Lake County Science Building that is under construction.

CLC construction steps up caution for pedestrians

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The construction of the new CLC Science Building has created a potential hazard for students entering the northeast entrance of the college. Until last week, the sidewalk had been closed for construction, forcing pedestrians to walk through the parking lot. In addition, vehicles have been parking in no-parking zones and, sometimes, in front of stop signs as well. “Occasionally we have allowed motorcycles to park there,” said Kevin Lowry, CLC’s Environmental Health and Safety Manager. “But there definitely should not be any vehicles

parked there. That’s an issue for the police department to deal with,” said Lowry. “We do have police that monitor the entire campus, and if they see something wrong, they give us a call. We have a lot of people keeping an eye on everything.” “Just recently, within the last month, they were ticketing people for violations,” said Michael Welch, the CLC project manager for construction management. “Sometimes, vehicles will be towed, but typically it’s just a payable citation,” Welch said. “If they were in one of our fire-designated parking lanes, and they were parked for a while, the vehicles might be towed, said Welch.

“But typically, they will be issued a citation.” CLC has tried to minimize construction hazards, restricting construction traffic to off-hours during most of the year. “However, as we start getting closer to winter, there’s a lot of concrete work that needs to be done,” Welch said. Work is being done on a circular drive in front of the science building. During the construction, the sidewalk that students and faculty would normally take to the entrance of the College was entirely fenced off. Recently, the fence was moved back to reveal the newly reconstructed sidewalk, but it is still partially obscured.

The construction company is trying to do the bulk of their construction at low traffic times, according to Kevin Lowry. “They try to do activities that impact traffic as early as possible, like at six in the morning,” said Lowry. “We’re trying to limit it to early morning, because we know that it’s a very busy (space) for students coming in and out of E building,” Welch added. “We’ve had some issues that have come up with the construction,” Kevin Lowry said. “The south side, when that was all open, they had a fence that was a primary entry and exit. Now that that’s finished, and they’ve moved next to the park-

ing lot, we’ve had to make sure that they had spotters out when they were making deliveries, that they had a very visible caution sign out.” “It’s all coming to a head right now,” Lowry said. “This building is anticipated to open in January, just a couple months away, so they’re trying to get everything finished. Winter’s coming, too, so they’re getting the outside done, so they can focus on the inside.” “Also, if they’re using asphalt for paving, typically after Thanksgiving, (the asphalt plants) all close,” Welch said. “So there’s a rush to get everything done before that.”


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Students agree changes must be made to Cafe Willow Robert Biegalski News Editor

Although Cafe Willow is in a more convenient location than the previous cafe of last year, students don’t all find the prices to their taste. A dinner at the Chef’s Table, consisting of a main dish and two sides, costs over $10 with tax. At the international station, the price of a meal is roughly the same for a plate of stir-fried veggies. The College of Lake County has partnered with Fresh Ideas through an exlusive contract that gives the company the sole right to manage food service on campus. Fresh Ideas runs Cafe Willow and Kaldi’s coffee shop in E building. A comment board asking for suggestions for Cafe Willow was set up just outside the Student Activities offices. The most common responses on the board were

requests to lower prices at the cafe. CLC student Fanta Keita is not happy with the prices at Cafe Willow. “I am an international student, so I pay double,” Keita said. “We have to convert from our country’s currency to U.S. dollars, so it is a lot more expensive. A large cup of soup, which is rather small, costs about $4. The salad bar is priced by weight, but students cannot weigh the food until they are about to pay. One student suggested a system, similar to that of a grocery store, be implemented. Students could weigh the food before paying, reducing the likelihood of needing to pay more than expected. CLC student James Mendez suggested a small decrease in prices. “If they lowered the prices, they could probably get more people in here,” Mendez said. “I’m not saying it has to be dirt cheap,

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but just like a dollar off.” Many of the drinks sold at the cafe are slightly cheaper than at other stores. A 20 oz Mountain Dew costs $1.55 at the cafe, while Walmart sells them for $1.68 each. However, Tropicana juices are more expensive here than elsewhere. A 12 oz orange juice is $1.95 at the cafe, while it is $1.38 at Walmart. Several of the notes written by students mentioned that tea used to be $.75 and is now $1.50 at Kaldi’s, the CLC coffee shop, also managed by Fresh Ideas. The coffee at Kaldi’s is more expensive than at Starbucks. At CLC, a 12 oz coffee is $2.10, a 16 oz coffee $2.30, and a 20 oz coffee $2.50. At Starbucks, a 12 oz coffee is $1.85, a 16 oz coffee $2.10, and a 20 oz coffee $2.45. Smoothies at the cafe are sold in different sizes than at Jamba Juice. However, they

are still more expensive. At the cafe, the 12 oz smoothie is $4.25 and the 20 oz smoothie is $5.25. At Jamba Juice, the prices for their “Classic Smoothies” are as follows: The 16 oz smoothie $4.29, the 24 oz $4.99, and the 32 oz $5.69. Some students said that they would like more options at Cafe Willow. There were also several notes on the suggestion board requesting specific foods be added to the menu; including bread, pretzels, lemonade, and pasta. Other notes suggested the inclusion of a dollar menu, as there was at the old cafe. When asked how often they eat at the new cafe, the responses from students indicated that they would appreciate a change in the menu and prices. “I really don’t,” Mendez said. “I usually bring my own lunch, so I think I’ve eaten here about twice.” Students agree that

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lowering prices, an adjustment to the weightbased pricing system and a diversification of the menu would improve the cafe. Letting other companies in to CLC to compete with Fresh Ideas might help raise food quality and lower prices. For a company called Fresh Ideas, affordable healthy options might also be a good match. If students with a limited income have to choose between $2 or $3 worth of fast food, and a $10 veggie plate say they’ll likely stick with the fast food.

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Mock election reverses Construction impacts CLC community the national outcome Felicia Rivas Staff Reporter

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College of Lake County mock election votes were mixed compared to actual election results. In total; 165 students voted, along with 30 staff and 9 faculty. CLC mock results counted 119 votes for Hillary Clinton, 28 votes for Donald Trump, 22 votes for Gary Johnson, 3 votes for Evan McMullin and 18 votes for Jill Stein. Officials at the mock voting event reported 14 write-in ballots. CLC’s mock election did not disqualify anyone for any reason. Student Trustee Bernard Kondenar says this type of election “gives individual voices equal weight,” and “is more reflective of the equality we have all come to expect from the College of Lake County.” The mock election event took place on Nov. 4, 5, and 7 at CLC’s Grayslake and Lakeshore campuses from

the hours of 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Southlake campus mock election event was held Nov. 3 from 12 a.m. to 1 p.m. CLC’s mock vote and actual election results shared commonalities and differences. Green Party candidate Jill Stein won .88% of mock election votes, but according to Yahoo News, received .97% of the national popular vote. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson also ended with .97% of the popular vote across the nation, but received a full 1 percent from the CLC mock election. Democrat Hillary Clinton won 58% of the school vote and scored 47.67% of the national popular vote. Republican Donald Trump garnered 13% of the mock election vote, while Yahoo news reported that he won 47.48% of the popular vote nationally..

The A Wing of the College of Lake County’s Grayslake Campus is next in line for construction after the B Wing, and students and staff have conflicting opinions on this. “My class keeps getting interrupted by construction sounds,” a student reported. Similar statements were common when students were asked to write about how the construction has affected them. Others wrote about how the construction workers take up student parking. Also, classes have been moved because of space shortages. “My English class is in the greenhouse,” wrote one student. Esley Stahl, a CLC faculty member, teaches an English class in the horticulture building. “We always have our English classes in the B wing,” Stahl said. “Because they are working on the B wing this semester, the English classes are not in places

where they used to be or always were.” “I think everybody is going to be impacted eventually. I guess that’s the nature of doing things one piece at a time.” The Horticulture building is a good distance from the main campus. “I’m coming from the far end of the T building, and I’ve got to make it over there in 15 minutes,” Stahl said. Despite the extra walking, Stahl said she has not had issues with students being late to class. The construction has been “a learning experience,” Stahl said. “I’ve enjoyed my time over at the horticulture building,” she said. “I can get exercise, I can get outside, and the students have been great about it.” Jennifer Hulvat, a criminal justice professor at CLC, commented on the construction. “Other than taking a little bit longer to get there in the morning, there’s really nothing,” Hulvat said. “Like everyone else, we’ve just had to shift, that’s all. It’s notice-

able, but not particularly disruptive.” “Sometimes it’s difficult because you can’t move the classroom furniture the way you’d like, so that does affect how you present your information and how you interact with the class.” “You have to be flexible, and it’s for a greater good,” Hulvat said. “Wonderful things are happening, so you just grin and bear it, and I think that’s the students’ position as well. It’s really not negative.” A comment board near CLC’s main entrance asked students how the construction has affected them, encouraging them to post opinions on sticky notes. Many of them agreed with Hulvat. “It’s been amazing watching the science building go up,” a student wrote. “The school is much nicer looking,” wrote another. One said, “This construction is good for the long run. Think about the future.”

Minaj dancer set to discuss artistry Faculty art showcased As a warm-up for the College of Lake County Winter Dance Concerts Dec. 2-3, one of its noted choreographers, Beverly Jane Bautista, will discuss her experiences as a Los Angeles-based commercial dance artist at a free lecture/demonstration at 7 p.m. Nov. 11 in Room P103, James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts at the Grayslake Campus, 19351 W. Washington St. It is free and open to students and the public. Bautista, a Chicago native, has performed with multi-Platinum rapper Nicki Minaj and toured with her internationally for the “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded” tour. She danced in the “I Am Still Music” tour, opening for Lil Wayne, and the Femme Fatale Tour with Britney Spears. Bautista performed in Minaj’s music video, “Super Bass,” in a Pepsi commercial and at the Billboard Music Awards. Her choreography style is influenced by jazz, modern, and hip-hop. The Prairie Spirits Dance

Troupe Winter Dance Concert will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 in the Mainstage Theatre of the James Lumber Center. Featuring an eclectic range of dance styles and music accompanied by top-notch production values, this annual showcase of contemporary dance features original works choreographed by CLC dance faculty and guest artists and performed by CLC’s talented dance company. Aside from Bautista, guest choreographers include former CLC dancer Matthew Kinney of Chicago (Cyr wheel/mono wheel), Joan Nicholas-Walker of Maryland (contemporary), Naomi O’Connor of Chicago (contemporary) and Cher Schwartz of Chicago (contemporary/hip-hop). “The choreographers’ wide range of dance, teaching and choreography experience promises to bring out the best in members of the Prairie Spirits Dance Troupe,” said Valerie Alpert,

dance professor and artistic director. Thirty CLC dancers will be featured. The concert also will include a performance by 14 dance students from Vernon Hills High School, led by teacher Erin Jaffe, who choreographed the piece. Tickets: Regular $12; CLC Staff/CLC Student/ Senior/JLC Subscriber $10; Children under age 12 $5. Children’s tickets must be purchased with adult ticket. Call the Box Office at (847) 543-2300 or visit www. clcillinois.edu/tickets. The Box Office is open Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and one hour before performances. To learn more about CLC’s dance program and watch a video, visit www.clcillinois.edu/ programs/dnc or contact Alpert at valpert@clcillinois.edu or (847) 543-2432. Auditions for CLC’s annual Fear No Art Festival April 28-29, 2017 will be held at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 24 in Room P103, Grayslake Campus.

A large variety of visually sophisticated and conceptually engaging artwork created by College of Lake County full-time and adjunct art faculty members will be on display Nov. 18 to Jan. 15 in the Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art at CLC. An opening reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18. The Faculty Art Exhibit (an event held every three years) will include paintings, drawings, photography, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry and digital media. The reception, which features refreshments and live music, is free and open to the public. “The faculty art show is a great venue to show that our art faculty are not only excellent instructors but working artists as well. It affords the public a chance to experience the level and quality of these instructors’ artwork,” said Roland Miller, photography professor and dean of the Communication Arts, Humanities and Fine Arts division.

For more information about the exhibit, contact art professors Hans Habeger at (847) 543-2964 or Erick Rowe at (847) 543-2552. The college is located at 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake, Ill. Please park in Lot 1 on the north side of campus and enter through the Technology Building entrance (T1). For more information, call the Communication Arts, Humanities and Fine Arts division at (847) 543-2040. Gallery hours: MondayThursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; closed Sundays. Hours vary during college breaks and between semesters.

Corrections In “Title IX awareness causes increase in student reports,” (Oct. 31) in paragraph 4, “criminal acts” should be “Title IX violations” and in paragraph 19, “big eye investigations” should be “big ‘I’ investigations.”


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Trivia Night raises funds for international students Joshua Rangai Staff Reporter

The College of Lake County is hosting an International Trivia Night Nov. 18 to raise money for international students. The event is available for all the CLC community as a whole, students and staff. CLC students will be able to partake in international activities and cuisine on campus Nov. 14-18. The US State Department maintains an annual International Education Week to

promote education abroad opportunities and support the diversity of international students on campuses. The event will take place at “The Vine” in downtown Grayslake. “All proceeds from the Trivia Night go toward the Susan Smith International Scholarship,” said Jacob Cushing, an international student advisor. Susan Smith, previously an international student advisor, advocated for stronger financial support for international students.

The scholarship was created after her death in the fall of 2014. “Her family donated money to begin this scholarship. She was a wonderful person who fought for international student equality on campus and pushed for stronger financial support,” Cushing said. Last year, 66 faculty members attended the Trivia Night, raising about $1,400 for the scholarship. This amount would be going to one international student that applies for this

scholarship. “International students pay about $413 a credit hour,” Cushing said. “One class costs them at least $1,239.” This semester, 120 international students are attending CLC. These students come from 43 countries around the world. Cushing wants students and staff to understand what it means to have these students attend school at CLC. “It adds so much diversity to campus, and without even knowing it, there are count-

less international students in leadership positions around campus.” The average international students’ GPA is a 3.0, Cushing said. “They come here and they mean business,” Cushing said. “If they’re here and they’re an international student, they have gone through some extreme adjustments. What is so beautiful about the CLC campus is that everyone really embraces that diversity brought by our international students.”

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Film: Movie “Crossing Borders,” 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., Room C005. Free - snacks.

15 Street Fair/ Country Presentations 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Student Street

Faculty Information Session for Leading Study Study Abroad Information, Abroad Programs, 12-2 p.m. 1:00 p.m., Room T333. Student Street. Light refreshments provided.

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Sampson McCormick discovers identity through comedy Jenn Arias

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College of Lake County students exercised their funny bones Tuesday Nov. 1 with a comedic performance by Sampson McCormick. McCormick is an awardwinning stand-up comic. The LGBTQ+ director, Shanti Chu, introduced McCormick to his eager student audience. Chu described McCormick as an, “out-gay and black comedian, activist, writer, (and) speaker who is an advocate for those who are othered, marginalized, or threatened in our society.” Comedy has been a way to break the ice for years, but McCormick pushes boundaries and utilizes comedy to open a dialogue about the issues confronting many young adults in a judgmental society that likes to stereotype.

The audience felt right at home with McCormick’s carefree and honest standup. His style of approaching controversy was easygoing, while emphasizing the importance of those issues. McCormick began the night by bouncing out from left stage and hurling out a stream of jokes, poking fun at stereotypical aspects of race and his own country of origin. Using his humor to alleviate the pressure of such topics as sexual orientation, politics, religion, and race, McCormick reached young members of the community on their own level in a relatable and inviting manner. “People really think that being gay is a choice,” McCormick said, “And I’m like, ‘no.’ I’m black and gay. You don’t make that up. Because now that’s like two stereotypes that I’ve got to

live up to.” McCormick also discussed his personal experiences with family life and homosexuality. Certain aspects of those issues aren’t frequently or openly discussed. “I show up as a black man and a gay man as well, so there’s no way I can talk about one part of my identity and ignore the other part,” said McCormick, who explained he feels stigmatized both on a racial and sexual orientation level. McCormick was able to appeal to his audience while striking a cord on these issues in a casual and relevant way. McCormick was down to earth, goofy, and happy-golucky throughout his performance, however, he also shared his struggles with deeper issues in his past, such as depression. He expressed the

difficulty in attempting to discover his own identity in battling the small voice in his head that told him to give up. McCormick also explained how comedy helped to soften the blow of poverty and deal with the reality of systemic issues, which in turn helped him survive. While it is easy to stigmatize health issues, McCormick encourages people to be positive, take charge of their lives, and create their own identity. McCormick also expressed joy in seeing more “visibility of black LGBTQ folks on TV.” Certain projects have also opened the door for the LGBTQ+ community. Laverne Cox plays a character who mimics her experience as a transgender woman in the Netflix show “Orange is the New Black” and Michael Sam is known

as the first openly gay and black NFL player. While some “big suit” producers do not believe the LGBTQ+ community is marketable, McCormick insists “whatever doors we can’t open, we’re building.” “If you can laugh at it, you can survive it,” McCormick said. He is living proof comedy helps alleviate pain and connects people from all walks of life. “In this cold, cruel, shallow world, if you can go through this world and find somebody to love you and hold onto you on a bad day, whether you smell good or you stink, that’s a love you need to hold on to,” McCormick said. “Love comes in all varieties. There is something out there for everyone.”

CLC debuts ‘Everyman’ for everyone in Illinois to ponder Rachel Shultz Editor-in-Cheif

The Illinois premiere of the play “Everyman” will be held at CLC on Nov. 11-12 and 17-19 at 7:30 p.m., and on November 13 at 2 p.m. It is a modern adaptation of a medieval morality play, written in 2015 by Scottish playwright Carol Ann Duffy. “The play has allegorical characters,” said Craig Rich, who is directing the CLC version of the play. “For example, the main character is Everyman, who stands for everyone. Then there’s a character of Death; there’s characters like Strength and Knowledge.” “The adaptation premiered in London in 2015,” said Rich, “and we’re the first theater in Illinois that’s doing the show. When Everyman is paid a visit by Death, who asks him to take a journey with him, he starts contemplating his past life, and thinking about how many things that were important to him before, that now seem trivial. “As the character goes on this journey, he discovers what’s really important in life, and some of the mistakes he made along the

way,” Rich said. The modern version of the play deals with issues like consumerism and conservation. “It’s funny, it’s dramatic, it’s a lot of different things,” Rich said. “It feels very timely to me. It asks the question, ‘Is it more to take care of ourselves, or to take care of other people?’ How do we find that balance?” The play is being performed by 23 cast members, playing characters like Death, Good Deeds, Vanity, and Knowledge. “The majority of the cast are students, but we have some people from the community,” said Rich. Besides being the director of the play, Rich is an associate professor of theater at CLC. “I’ve been teaching here for over twelve years,” he said. “I’m the co-chair of the theater department.” Rich described what he enjoys about working with student actors. “Working with the actors is (also) a really exciting part, because you get to explore,” he said. “I think a lot of people think, you go into a rehearsal, and there’s just one way to do it. But there’s so many different choices that can be made based on

each script. The actors bring in their ideas, and the director brings his ideas, and we work back and forth, and we come up with something that is collaborative. “The students put in a lot of work,” Rich said. “For theater students, it’s part of their training. If you’re going to transfer to a four-year program, you have to have hands-on training in your first two years.” “That’s what theater is,” he explained. “The classroom work is important, but that’s only part of it. You’ve got to take those skills that you learn in the classroom and apply them.” Rich and his student actors started working almost two months ago for the Everyman performance. “We started rehearsals on September 26th, Rich said. “That’s seven weeks of rehearsals.” Practicing rehearsals is not the only aspect of theater that Rich enjoys. “I like the research you have to do before you start rehearsals, he said. “One of the things a director has to do is come up with a vision. There’s lots of different ways to tell a story. I typically will do research about the play, some of the issues and themes embedded in the

Bianca Shofner as “Vanity and Rick Seng as “Everyman” Photo by Robert Booker

play. “Rehearsal is where the art happens, where the creation happens. Those are my two favorite parts. “As we get closer to opening, I always get a little nervous,” Rich said. “I want everything to come together, we’ve worked really hard. You’re bringing in all of the different elements, the sets, the costumes, the lighting, the music, the props. All that

stuff is coming together.” “I’m really excited, as this is going to be an area premiere, he said. “A lot of people have heard of the play Everyman, but there are very few who have seen a production of this play. Because it’s an older story, with a modern adaptation, it has that old and new quality. But it feels, to me, very contemporary and very relevant.”


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Local musicians encouraged to shine at Battle of the Bands Diana Panuncial A&E Editor

The College of Lake County’s Program Board will host this semester’s annual musical competition, Battle of the Bands Friday, Nov. 18. The event will be from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the C005 auditorium. Admission is free and the Program Board encourages students to come and support local bands in the competition. At the performance, local groups will perform for an audience and compete for first place. One of the groups features a former CLC student. The performers will be chosen from a large variety of different genres. “We’re looking for bands, solo artists, hip hop artists, rappers, folk musicians, singers, or anyone who

writes their own songs and wants to perform,” said Andre Perez, head of the Program Board. “If you’re a writer but feel afraid to get up on stage before a crowd, I can tell you it will be all right.” Perez also said, he is hoping for great diversity in the bands that will play, and that they will be able to attract unique audiences. “The judges and I understand that not everything’s going to be our own taste in music,” Perez said. “A better thing to ask is, ‘Did they perform well?’ Perez also talked about the many questions one has to consider in judging a band’s performance. “Were they able to put on a show and perform well together in front of a crowd of people?” he asked. “Were they able to pull everything together and give us a good

time? Were they able to grab me, as a listener, with their song and give me something that made me start bobbing my head to the music without knowing? “If there’s one big clincher,” he added, “could they play a form of music I absolutely do not like, and make me want to give it another chance?” The judges include Joel Chivarez, a well-known rapper at CLC, and Arthur Zdrinc, drummer of local band Sioum. Both artists have exten-

sive backgrounds, as well as a notable interest, in music. During the show, after each act has performed, Foreign Sunsets, winners of the 2016 spring semester Battle of the Bands, will perform a set. Judges can use the time to evaluate the performances and decide the winner. “Last time, the Battle of the Bands had a great mix of rock, blues, R&B, rap, and metalcore, and I hope for a great mix like that again,” Perez said. Perez emphasized the

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importance of scheduling the event in a timely manner. “Planning starts as early as a week or two prior to the semester,” Perez said. “This is an event that takes a lot to throw together, and the most important part of this is the bands and musicians who perform.” “I’d like to see music fans all come together and have a good time,” Perez said. “We love it when people get out of their seats and dance.”


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CLC Jazz Ensemble jams out at Skyway Jazz Festival

Diana Panuncial A&E Editor

Students from eight community colleges competed against each other in the jazz festival held at the College of Lake County on Saturday, Oct. 29. The 2016 Illinois Collegiate Conference Skyway Jazz Festival, which occurs every two years and rotates locations between participating colleges, was held at CLC’s Grayslake campus this year. Jazz bands from eight community colleges participated and competed for the best performance, as well as honorable mentions. They also had the opportunity to collaborate in jam sessions. Each community college had thirty minutes to showcase their talent in front of the panel, and discuss with the judges how to improve their performances. The performance schedule at the festival included the College of Lake County, Elgin Community College, McHenry County College,

Elgin Community College performs at the Skyway Jazz Festival.

Moraine Valley Community College, Oakton Community College, Prairie State College, and Waubonsee Community College. At the conference, each college performed three of their best pieces to a judging panel of internationally known judges, as well as members of the audience. The panel of judges was comprised of Dave Flippo, CLC jazz instructor; David Jennings, music composition and percussion professor; Tim Barclay, CLC Jazz Combo director; Jim Batson, freelance musician; and John Mojziszek,

conductor and soloist for jazz and wind ensembles. The judges have extensive backgrounds in music as being Chicago-area performers, teachers, conductors, and composers. They are also all adjunct faculty at CLC. Dave Hibbard, director of CLC’s Tuesday Night Jazz Ensemble, elaborated on how the festival allowed for collaborations between musicians and the panel of judges. “For those of us from CLC, the festival was an opportunity to perform for our friends and colleagues,”

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Hibbard said. “The judges all teach at CLC, but they are also an illustrious group of musicians with impressive performing and teaching credits.” Each ensemble had the opportunity to receive feedback from the talented, experienced panel, and were judged based on their overall performance. At the end of the festival, judges revealed the best performances, handed out awards, gave honorable mentions, and rewarded certificates to each participating band member. CLC’s Tuesday Night

Ensemble represented our school as they competed during the festival. The ensemble began the festival performance schedule with their renditions of “Doin’ the Bathtime Boogie” by Gordon Goodwin, “I Can’t Get Started” by Vernon Duke, and “All Together” by Kim Richmond. CLC cleaned up, with awards for outstanding soloists, including: Sam Liccoci, trumpet; David Rainish, tenor sax; John Neppler, trombone; and Sam Rivera, alto sax. “It’s a great way for the colleges to compete with each other, but also come together,” Jorge Tennin, assistant director of student activities, said. “The communities can come out and be part of the audience to see the show.” The Tuesday Night Jazz Ensemble is currently working on their performance for their concert on Nov. 20. “We are always looking for musicians and performing opportunities,” Hibbard said.

‘Fame: The Musical’ tours at CLC with standout performance Ariel Notterman Staff Reporter

The national touring company of “Fame: The Musical” wowed audiences at the James Lumber Center with its stellar cast and high production value on Sunday, Nov. 6 in the Mainstage Theatre. Based on the 1980 film musical “Fame,” the musical follows a group of teens at the fictional New York City’s High School of Performing Arts from 19801984. Under the careful eye of their teacher Ms. Sherman, the students must excel at music, dancing, and acting in addition to their traditional studies. Characters face several challenges throughout the play that could make or break their career. Dancer Tyrone Jackson challenges Ms. Sherman’s rule, while Carmen Diaz, a confident actress, will do anything for instant fame. The other students at the high school deal with issues such as body confidence,

individuality, and relationships. While the original film might seem a little outdated to today’s audiences, the incredible talent of the touring cast was enough to keep audiences glued to their seats. The amount of vocal and dance talent brought to the JLC stage by the performers was a treat. Kris Roberts, who played Carmen Diaz, brought the title song “There She Goes/ Fame” to life perfectly, along with the supporting talents of the show’s ensemble. Her final song, “In L.A.” demonstrated her powerful acting talents in addition to her already-established vocal strength. Similarly, Galyana Castillo, who played the role of Miss Sherman, brought a unique and unexpected emotional ballad to life in “These Are My Children.” Her clear, strong sound filled the performance space with pure emotion and beauty. The character of Mabel

Washington, an overweight dancer, was hilariously brought to life by actress Gillian Hassert. Hassert’s musical number, “Mabel’s Prayer,” garnered a well-deserved laugh by the audience in addition to boisterous applause. Throughout the show, Hassert’s strong and polished vocal chops impressed many viewers. Although the ‘80sinspired music was excellently performed and enjoyable to hear, “Fame” has a reputation of being a danceheavy musical. The touring company did not disappoint when it came to movement. Kelly Loughran, who played Iris Kelly, showcased her extensive dance training with her graceful and technically correct ballet movements. In addition to a few standout performers such as Loughran, the entire cast of “Fame” contributed their movement abilities to the production. During the finale, each cast member showcased a special skill, including flips,

the moonwalk, the worm, and the splits. Throughout the show, complicated leaps and lifts were performed, yet the ensemble made the choreography appear effortless. An aspect of “Fame” that might have otherwise gone unnoticed was the versatile scenic design by Michael Anania. Moving staircases established different locations within the high school, as well as made for beautiful gliding effects when char-

acters were moved on them. Other pieces, such as lockers and dance mirrors, were also useful devices to enforce the setting of the show. These moving parts all came together to form a believable New York high school. “Fame” is a clean and polished production with a killer cast and plenty of ‘80s references. The talent of the cast and the professional production design made for a delightful theater experience.

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“Jack Reacher: Never Go Back” is an action/conspiracy thriller directed by Edward Zwick, starring Tom Cruise. “Never Go Back” follows the titular character Jack Reacher on the run from the authorities while attempting to unravel a conspiracy involving an army major who has been accused of treason. The film is straightforward, following a general action movie plot that doesn’t fall short on Hollywood tropes. Zwick and the screenwriters avoid a convoluted storyline in favor of making Reacher’s journey an easy one to watch, while incorporating thrilling elements of action. Tom Cruise is charismatic as the leading man, and Cobie Smulders and Danika Yarosh are decent supporting actresses. Patrick Heusinger is an excellent villain. The chemistry between actors is supplemented by a well-written dialogue. Despite this, the movie seems rather mediocre. “Never Go Back” can’t help but be reminiscent of the “Jason Bourne” series. Just like the “Bourne” series, “Never Go Back” is a competently made film, but it fails to be anything else. Zwick’s usage of the Hollywood action movie formula makes “Never Go Back”

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forgettable. The score of the film resembles music you’d hear on any T.V. show. The direction, while decent, is generic enough that it doesn’t bring anything new to the table of cinematography. The mystery in “Never Go Back” has an interesting set up and leaves the audiences eager for Reacher to uncover it. Unfortunately, the actual conspiracy itself, the main arc of the movie, is a letdown. The reveal leaves the audience unfulfilled. How the villains make Reacher a fugitive is disappointing as well. Their plan makes no sense. In order for an action, fugitive film to be effective, the villain has to have a

plan with some form of logic to it. Although “Never Go Back” had three screenwriters, each disappointed when it came to writing a decent plot. “Never Go Back” feels like another “paycheck movie,” done just so the studio could have another sequel of the Reacher series out there. Paramount Movie Studios clearly wants this to be a franchise on the scale of “Mission Impossible.” While Tom Cruise is still a charismatic actor, he feels dialed down and it is clear that the film is not a passion project to him. “Never Go Back” lacks the humor of its predecessor. The existing jokes are rather bland. The first installment to the Reacher series had iconic comedy

that didn’t follow through in its second film. Without its well done sense of humor, “Never Go Back” feels like a different movie from the Reacher series. After a string of great movies like the “Mission Impossible” series, the latest movie doesn’t compare. In terms of his acting portfolio, this is more along the lines of his B-list work in “Oblivion.” “Never Go Back” is not a bad movie, but it is average, only reaching competency in areas where other action flicks excel. If Paramount hopes to continue the “Reacher” series any further, a high caliber leading man will not be enough to prevent the films from going straight to DVD.

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CLC students express joy as Cubs make history Diana Panuncial A&E Editor

On Nov. 7, the world witnessed history. We laughed and cheered when our beloved team hit home runs, and we cried and sat at the edge of our seats when the game got too close. Finally, after seven games and 108 years, the Chicago Cubs finally won the 2016 World Series. Students can only show their pride for their city and rejoice in the long-awaited win. “I was very shocked when it happened,” said Valerie Sherwood. “I did a bunch of research to confirm that they won, because I wasn’t sure it was real. I was happy. Even though I wasn’t much of a baseball fan,

I was happy to participate in everyone’s joy for the city.” The game also attracted many viewers that may not have been interested in baseball before, but sat down to watch history unfold. “I’m not usually into baseball, but I sat down and watched the entire game,” said Ashley Freeman. Students were biting their nails when the game went into extra innings. There was a lot of uncertainty, with fans nervous that the Cubs would not take the Championship home. “The game couldn’t have been more exciting,” one student said. “It was something I didn’t expect. I really wanted the Cubs to win after they were tied.” Many fans celebrated the

night away and that following Friday, Nov. 9, joined over five million people for the victory parade in Chicago. “The parade was insanity,” another student said. “I had never seen so many people in one place at one time. It was full of love.” Students were excited that the Cubs won after such a long drought in success. “I thought it was great for the city altogether,” said Austin Weber. “It was pretty amazing that they were able to come back from such a large deficit through a big moment, like winning the World Series.” He was also a little worried for the team because of their inconsistent performance in the games. “The Cubs sometimes go through bad hitting streaks,

and they did that through the first four games,” Weber said. “They were able to hit as well as they did through the last three games, though, and that helped them win.” Loyal fans did not doubt the Cubs win in spite of their long history of losses. “I’ve been a Cubs fan ever since I was young,” one student said. “It’s a crazy rollercoaster when people say they suck and then they start to see that the Cubs really are a good team.” Some students believe that it won’t take another 108 years for the Cubs to take home the championship

again. “I think they’ll win again eventually,” said Josh Peete. “It’ll be less than 50 years, in my prediction, until they win again. The team’s got a lot of young players and young blood that’ll help take the Cubs to victory. And the fact that such a rookie team won the World Series is fantastic.” Fans can only be excited for what the future has in store for the Cubs. “I’m looking forward to seeing their success,” Weber said. “The young core group of players will be able to keep it going for years to come.”

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Cubs, but all of us. We had overcome the 3-1 deficit and defeated the Indians. It was poetic justice that the Indians blew a 3-1 lead in the World Series, since earlier in the year the Golden State Warriors also blew a 3-1 lead to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Cleveland was forced to swallow the bitter pill it served Oakland and the Warriors this June. Immediately Chicago went into a frenzy and Wrigleyville erupted with applause, cheers and tears. Cub’s fans knew they would no longer be the “loveable losers” of the MLB. They would no longer have to hear the name “Bartman” or hear about the “curse of the goat”. The Cubs had finally done it. The clips of the outside of Wrigelyville as the Cubs won gave me chills as I watched tens of thousands of fans have the sweet release of victory. A couple short days after the Cubs had won it all the organization opened up their doors to fans. They allowed fans to come into the stadium so that the fans could write the names of family and friends who were not fortunate enough to witness a Cubs victory in their lifetime. According to CBSsports. com the celebratory parade the cubs had had an estimated five million people who attended. To put that in perspective, that is more than the total amount of people who live in all of Ireland.

Go Cubs go all the way Sports Editor

For the first time in 108 years, the Chicago Cubs are the best team in baseball. After they fell into a 3-1 deficit Saturday Oct. 29, the Cubs had their backs against the wall and speaking as a fan, morale was low. Being an avid sports fan, I know how difficult and rare it is for any team, regardless of what sport it is, to overcome a 3-1 deficit; and the Cubs had not been impressive in the last two games. As Michael Martinez hit a groundball slowly towards Kris Bryant, it quickly became clear to me that the Cubs had finally done it. My heart raced as Bryant riffled the ball toward Anthony Rizzo. Time passed in slow motion as I saw the Cubs achieve what the city of Chicago had waited over 100 years for. I stood up and screamed as the ball flew into the back of Rizzo’s glove. Within seconds of the final out, fireworks shattered the silence of the cold night outside my window. A good friend of mine called me in tears. Overcome with emotion he invited me over to his house to celebrate. When I walked into the house it was complete madness. I was overwhelmed by tears and a constant repetition of “Go Cubs Go!” In this moment it was finally real. We had won the World Series. Not just the


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Students overcome challenges transferring from CLC Maria Garcia Staff Reporter

Deciding where to go after CLC can be overwhelming. Luckily, the college is packed with resources and helpful staff who can make the transition to another college much smoother. Every now and then, CLC has representatives from other colleges such as Northern Illinois University or Columbia College come to campus. These representatives answer students’ questions and help them explore options. They also serve to give an inside look at the college itself before a decision is made. Carla Gonzalez, an Early Education major at CLC, enjoys the college fairs and is grateful they are here for her advantage. “CLC has a lot of college fairs I can attend,” Gonzalez said. “They informed me of how many options I have

to pick from so that I can choose the best choice for myself.” Gonzalez said that once she started attending CLC, she knew she had to transfer to a four-year university if she wanted to finish her degree. However, unforeseen events have pushed her plans back a year. “I was planning on transferring in two years, but because of how I’m doing with my classes, I will stay a third year so I can get all of my Gen. Eds. out of the way and be ready to transfer to NIU.” Like many students, Gonzalez knew school was expensive but never thought she would end up at CLC. “When I was still in high school, CLC was the last school I would ever imagine going to, but I had to realize school is expensive,” Gonzalez said. “After being here for a year, I am so glad I decided to go to CLC because it’s a

school with amazing opportunities. No one will be left behind.” Students can use a website called Transferology to help them with the transition to the college of their choice. Transferology is a free program that is run nationwide where students enter coursework, exams, or military learning experiences. Many Illinois colleges use Transferology and it is free for anyone to use. Students can find this tool to discover how courses transfer between colleges, how courses satisfy degree requirements, and the different majors institutions offer. Likewise, the new Counseling and Advising Center has trained staff to help students plan for the future and find job opportunities relevant to their academic pursuits. The Academic Advising Center aids students in selecting the

right courses and programs in order to meet their goals. Additionally, CLC has transfer planning services which helps students in selecting a major, deciding on a transfer institution, and plan future courses to ensure a smooth transfer. At CLC, students don’t have to go through the transition process alone. Elana Green, a Culinary Arts student, said CLC has saved her time and money in the process, since she plans to transfer next year. “I was able to get more done at CLC than I thought, which was super successful,” Green said. Green never knew the resources available at CLC would be of such use and is glad she made the decision to ask for help. Personally, I found the resources at CLC very helpful when applying to transfer to the college of my choice. Meeting with a transfer

counselor, we were able to plan out my life for the next year and half in about an hour and a half. Like many other students, I know I made the right decision in attending CLC and waiting to transfer. Not only will I save hundreds of dollars per semester, but I will also get my general education courses out the way so I am able to focus on my major after transferring to a four-year institution.

Why letting people get angry with us is ok

Courtney Prais Opinion Editor

We all know one person who is vehemently outspoken about his or her political and social stances. That person can be a grandfather or acquaintance from high school whose Facebook friendship you continuously question but can never quite find yourself ready to break off. For me, it’s an aunt. Usually, I scroll over her Facebook posts, trying not get too absorbed. Occasionally, I find myself in the comments section with a bowl of popcorn as people I have never met fight to have the last word. However, one of her recent posts struck my attention, and I believe it to be an epidemic taking over the way people communicate. She outlined how tragic it was that friends she has known for many years have “unfriended” her due to her thoughts, morals, and beliefs. These “friends” were so upset by what she was choosing to express on her profile, they actually had

to walk away from their relationship with my aunt entirely. My first thought was she put too much of her personality online. Not everyone is going to align with her opinions, and that is a consequence everyone must face when the Internet becomes a way of catharsis for their thoughts. My aunt’s Facebook musings reveal a deeper, underlying problem in social media and communication in general: avoidance. The failure to compromise. The failure to agree to disagree. Society is facing a problem with the way we communicate. A group project I took part in this semester involved presenting the topic of vulgarity to my class in a meta-discussion. Vulgarity, we defined, is anything leading to widely divisive viewpoints amongst many people. Our main point was when people engage in such “heated” conversations, the conversation ends because people are frustrated, discouraged, or unreceptive to possibilities outside of their own stance.

Thus, avoidance. What my aunt described is not only a sad story of friends slamming doors on friends, but also a harkening to how many individuals handle sticky situations in contemporary society. These individuals are intellectual; they have valid points, try their best to back them up, but then back out at the last minute. This dilemma can provide even more trouble in the classroom, when students refrain from speaking up, either from fear of saying what they truly think or from not wanting to argue their position because the “other” seems too ludicrous to respond to. In an academic setting, discussions and opinions are essential, but disagreements are especially so, and students should not be afraid to take a stand and to cause some disruption in the classroom. “Unfriending” someone or walking away from an argument because you cannot be bothered is not a justifiable excuse. Rather, reevaluate the way you talk about vulgar topics.

Of course, sometimes reasonable, facilitated conversations are impossible to encounter because the person you are conversing with refuses to budge, but it is important to try not to

be too quick to anger. It’s not always about winning or losing during a discussion; it’s how you handle your position during the discussion that matters.


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Election results show divided nation, needs unity Courtney Prais Opinion Editor

The world’s reactions ranged from shock and disappointment to relief and celebration Tuesday, Nov. 8, when results of this year’s presidential election flooded in late that night and early into Wednesday morning. Around 2:40 a.m., Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton called Trump to concede, and soon after Trump took to the stage to deliver a tastefully short victory speech. His demeanor was slightly uncharacteristic from the man we have seen the last six months. Trump gave a nod to Clinton, remarking she, “has worked very long and very hard and we owe her a major debt of gratitude for her service to our country.” The president-elect even called for a unification of the American people, which, to some, may seem ironic considering Trump has seemingly created many of the, “wounds of division,” which exist in our country. Former Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson, who openly endorsed Trump in March of this year, expressed to Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric that Trump was “quite somber,” once he began to sense victory. Some part of Trump must have doubted his own ability to pull through, especially with the polls predicting a consistent lead for Clinton. Now, Trump is faced with the burden that awaits him and, as a man with no political or military experience, he is most likely worried, maybe a little scared. Perhaps Trump is wondering if he came into this election too fiercely. As same day votes poured into the polls, Trump’s team even removed the statement on his website to ban all Muslims from the US. This leads me to question if he is actually retracting promises made during his campaigning, or if he is taking a step back only to plunge forward once officially in office. Many speculations similar to my own have dominated social media with people,

especially millennials, frivolously posting about their outrage over Trump’s victory and fear for the LGBT community, people of color, women, the disabled, immigrants- anyone marginalized or targeted as the “other.” The panic continued to mount as protesters took to the streets in at least 25 cities, including New York City, California, and Chicago. “Not my president,” they chanted, a powerful and emotional response to Tuesday’s outcome. My views on these protests have changed from uncertainty to admiration. Protesting is everyone’s right, so long as it is done legally. Protesting matters. It holds importance. A lot has happened between now and last Tuesday. Many thought that that night would be the end of the fighting; estranged family and friends, tensions between this side and that, but the fight seems to have

intensified, grown louder and stronger. Right now, it is important for people to express their disappointment, especially after a long and passionate stretch. The same democratic system that has granted Americans their desired candidate has also granted individuals the right to march through the streets. What frustrates me most about the result of this election was how ill-informed and irresponsible voters were when casting their ballots. At least 15,000 votes were write-ins for a dead gorilla, which sounds humorous, but is truly childish and immature. American citizens wasted the opportunity to make their voice heard, to make a conscious decision in such a close election. Really, it is unacceptable in any election. “My vote doesn’t matter,” Americans proclaim. Except it does and many did nothing but take advan-

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tage of their rights. As a woman, I mourn the loss of a would-be female president. I mourn for those women who fought long and hard to see the day when a female would get so far as to win the popular vote in the race to become the President of the United States, only to have such a dream snatched away right before their eyes. However, Hillary did pave the way for those to follow in her footsteps. And, amazingly, the US saw six females take government positions, all of which made history with their wins. Right now, it is difficult to make sense of the chaos and pick the positives from the negatives. I understand, though, that the outcome cannot be altered. I understand the decision was made based on a variety of factors, factors which ultimately rested upon a tired and frustrated nation. What I can only hope for

my fellow Americans is that we act with respect for one another, with understanding and love in a time when many of us feel trodden upon. We saw the division in our country and hated it, and now we must take the time to heal. “Don’t get cynical,” said President Obama to those dismayed by Trump’s win. “Don’t ever think you can’t make a difference.” We must work together, whether that be as Democrats, Republicans, Americans, or simply human beings, both to ensure the right changes are made, and to fight if we are faced with the wrong ones. We will be okay, despite the strife. If anything, this election has brought out the worst in our people, but also a beautiful amount of resilience. I remain faithful that no matter what trials and tribulations await us, the American people will not back down.


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CLC students need a place to engage post-election feelings Liz Braithwaite Managing Editor

With any election, emotions run high. This year, whether in celebration or despair, the American people are finding ways of letting their feelings out. In some colleges, students are offered counseling services, group discussions, and the ability to observe faculty panels discussing issues influencing the upcoming presidential term. At CLC, no such calls were heard about engaging students concerning the outcome of the election. This was a missed opportunity. Rapheal Mathis, Student Government President of Lake Forest College, sent an email addressing both “elated” and “shocked” students.

“I want to encourage the entire campus community to engage in conversation over the next few days regarding this election,” Mathis wrote. “There will be several student organization events happening to create those spaces for people to express their opinion in a safe space.” President of Lake Forest College Stephen D. Schutt emailed the school’s community offering specifics about their scheduled support events. “In our own way at the College, we can model what needs to happen nationwide,” Schutt wrote. “Faculty will hold a panel discussion on the issues facing the nation in the new presidential term.” “I encourage any student feeling distressed to speak with staff in the counseling center who

can provide a helpful, broader perspective.” Lake Forest College is not the only school interested in reaching out to their students and community. Northwestern University also provided encouragement for venting emotions concerning the election. President Morton Schapiro of Northwestern sent an email to his community about the events hosted for student support. “Several organizations and offices on our campuses already are offering opportunities to reflect on (the) election and to offer support for members of the community,” Schapiro wrote. “I know that this will continue in a variety of ways this week and beyond.” The emails are written for everyone in each community, without regard for whomever students

may have cast their vote. The idea is to provide students with a safe place to discuss their feelings, good or bad, about an election that has changed the United States. “For some, it may have been a pleasant surprise, but for others it undoubtedly is a cause of great concern,” Schapiro wrote. “And for many, it brought a sense of relief that this bitter and divisive campaign is finally over.” While many believe in the necessity of supportive events or available appointments for students, not everyone agrees. Some people, of different genders and races, think emotional support for students is unnecessary. Since the election is over and the President has been chosen, many believe it is pointless to worry about because there is

“nothing we can do.” People’s reactions to the election results vary. Some people are elated at the results, and others feel like the world is ending. For all of us after the election, we must remember that no matter who is in office, we will be ok. Checks and balances will maintain our government, and other elected officials will fight for their beliefs as well as our own. College campuses do not have to coddle their students. But they do have an obligation to their student body and community as a whole to provide support and a safe place to vent one’s feelings, especially after a national event that brings with it such strong feelings.

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CLC men’s basketball team comes up short

Brad Stevens Sports Editor

The College of Lake County men’s basketball team outscored Joliet Junior College in the second half of their game Thursday Nov. 3. The closest CLC came to a lead was within the first 25 seconds of the game when it was tied 0-0. Thursday night CLC fell to JJC 69-85 after struggling to contain JJC guard Rob Blissett. Blissett scored 12 points from the field whilst shooting 75 percent. Blissett also picked up another 8 points from the charity stripe for a total of 20 points with 13 of the points coming in the second half. The majority of CLC’s troubles came from a lack

of efficiency on offense. CLC shot 35.7 percent from the field compared to JCC’s 53.8 percent. CLC also shot an unimpressive 64.9 percent from the free throw line. The biggest differences between the two teams were clearly performances from the bench. JCC’s bench had 38 points on 12 of 24 shooting while CLC’s bench players had 8 points on 4 of 10 shooting. CLC’s bench also didn’t convert a single free throw after attempting only two. CLC was able to convert 14 points off of JJC turnovers and outscored JCC in the second points category 7-5. A small margin, but in close games such margins can be the difference between a win and a loss.

Jake Parmley, a starting forward for CLC, shot a solid percentage at 44.4 field goal and an above-average free throw percentage of 75. Parmley also had the least turnovers of all CLC starters and seven rebounds. Donovan Knox, the other CLC starting forward, despite 2-9 from the field, was the only player to put up a double-double with 10 rebounds and 12 points. CLC also struggled to maintain control of the ball while on offense. In the first half alone CLC had 11 turnovers while only coming up with three steals and no blocks on the defensive end of the floor. This created a deficit of 18 points going into the second half that was too much to

overcome for the Lancers. In the second half, the Lancers demonstrated much better discipline as they were able to limit the turnovers to only three while outscoring the opponent. However, the Lancers were not able to reciprocate the defense on the other end of the floor, ending the game with only six steals and zero blocks. The beginning of the season has not gone accordingly for head coach Chuck Ramsey and the men’s basketball team at 0-2, but they look to pick up their first win Tuesday, Nov. 15 against Richard J. Daley College who also happens to be 0-2.

Student and sports fan hopes to be broadcaster Liz Braithwaite Managing Editor

CLC Newswriting student Joseph Ryan has had a lifelong love of sports. “Sports are who I am,” he said. Ryan’s first game was soccer, a sport he found he did not like as much as football. Starting with flag football, Ryan later moved on to in-house football in sixth grade. Ryan’s playing career came to an end, two years later, when his parents told him he had been born with one kidney and couldn’t play high school football. Speaking with a doctor, it was confirmed football was “out of the question” after Ryan was to complete his freshman year of high school. “There wasn’t an option to play after that,” Ryan said. “The health risk was too high. It sucked because I really loved playing.”

Despite the circumstances, Ryan remains part of the sports world. Having had attended Libertyville High School, Ryan joined the video crew, CAT-TV, which recorded the school’s sporting and arts events. “I still wanted to be involved in sports,” Ryan said. “I found the club freshman year and fell in love with it.” For the first two years of high school, Ryan spent time as a camera operator, becoming an on-camera broadcaster for sports games in his last two years. The experience helped Ryan develop ideas of a career. “I wanted to do the TV part but I would always get nervous in front of the camera,” Ryan said. “Radio seems a little easier, sitting at a desk with a microphone in front.” In taking Newswriting this semester, Ryan is one step closer to his choice career.

He favors the class over his other two: Introduction to Humanities and Quantitative Literacy, a math course. While the journalistic writing is new, Ryan learned a lot so far. “Details are very important,” Ryan said. “This is the first time I’ve had to use AP style, but you have to make sure everything is right.” For Ryan, focusing in school has not been easy. At the end of grade two, Ryan was diagnosed with ADD. “Staying on task is something I deal with everyday,” Ryan said. “When doing homework, if my phone is by me, it’s hard not to pick it up,” Ryan added. In addition to his class schedule, Ryan spends much of his time working parttime at Sunset Foods. While in school, Ryan works around 18 hours per week, and 26 hours in the summer. While he enjoys his time

at the grocery store, Ryan hopes to leave his position there and pursue his greater interests. “I’m looking to see if internships are available dealing with broadcasting,” Ryan said. Ryan considered joining CLC’s Lancer Radio, but found it difficult to incorporate into his schedule. “Tuesday and Thursday I have class all day,” Ryan said. “Then, I work Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. It would be hard to manage.” Ryan remains optimistic, “definitely hoping,” he can join the student activity next semester. “I’m almost done with my associate in arts degree and will be taking fewer classes,” Ryan said. “By the summer, there will be more time.” Ryan’s newswriting class continues to prepare him for his future and has also helped him better connect with current media.

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