November 11, 2019

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Monday, November 11, 2019

VOL. 53, NO. 6

Truth Conquers All Since 1969

Bee Campus title and new scholarship sweeten CLC Martin McMurray

Staff Reporter

Edward Popelka, College of Lake County’s maintenance engineer, has brought his love of the environment and bees to help the Lake County area become more eco-friendly. Popelka has transformed CLC into a Bee Campus USA, meaning that the college creates a sustainable environment for the pollinators. “Bee Campus USA fosters ongoing dialogue to raise awareness of the role pollinators to play in our communities and what each of us can do to provide them with healthy habitat,” Bee City USA says. Beekeeper Edward Popelka has implemented multiple beehives on campus to spread awareness about the grave danger the world’s bee population faces. In his 10 years of beekeeping, Popelka has had a career markedly free from serious incidents, with the exception of some minor injuries. Popelka described an incident that occurred years ago, involving a neighbor and his son. While giving them a tour of the hives, the son

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was stung by a bee on the crown of his head. Despite having no history prior, he began experiencing subtle symptoms of an allergic reaction to the sting. Popelka sprang into action but wondered whether or not to use the EpiPen he had on hand. He opted to head to a clinic, where it was found that they were unable to treat the boy. EMTs were called, and upon arriving immediately administered an EpiPen to the boy. “When in doubt, an EpiPen can’t hurt,” Popelka said. Popelka explained that the early morning is the best time, when the bees are out and about their business. He recalled a time when he decided to attempt to harvest honey during the evening hours. He forgot to take adequate safety precautions, and as a result, received several rather painful reminders of his mistake on his thighs and lower legs. “I had several bees crawl up my legs, and I quickly ran away,” Popelka said. “I learned a valuable lesson. Don’t harvest honey

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at night. Bees might think you are a predator and attack you.” In recent years, Popelka has advocated conservation, especially concerning wild and native bee populations. Popelka decided to create the “Special Bee” Scholarship. It is open to all students, buthe would like that it be received by a student interested in horticulture. This brand new scholarship is funded in part by proceeds from the sales of raw honey provided by the beehives on campus, and also by Edward himself, from his own paychecks. He says he has donated an estimated $3,000 so far. Popelka hopes that -Photo by Zoe Rabin passionate about more students take an interest in studying en- nature and has an interest vironmental science and in environmental stewardhorticulture and that more ship. “We need to save our people will become aware bees,” Popelka said. of the necessity of bees. Honey is available for He hopes his scholarship will go to a student who is purchase at the Lancer

Zone. Please contact epopelka@ for information about the scholarship or to schedule a visit to the CLC beehives.


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CLC diversity workshop improves understanding Nicole Porten Staff Reporter This workshop aims to improve an individual’s understanding of diversity and how each person analyzes their own experiences. It is a great resource to the College of Lake County community and allows attendees to have their co-curricular transcripts marked with diversity experience if they complete all four. This hopefully gives people who attend a competitive advantage when they decide to transfer schools. The workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 30, was hosted by CLC Academic Adviser and Chair of the LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group, Ryan Echvarria and Alicia GuzmamRiley. They set a warm and inviting atmosphere by explaining their own experiences with diversity. Rules were also established in terms of respecting everyone, only speaking for yourself, and not sharing personal information someone

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shares outside the room. The main goal for the first one was to sponsor thought about your own encounters with dissimultide and how it shapes our world. A quick self-assessment was handed out and each person was asked to classify the importance of each principle and/or evaluate how closely a situation fits your own circumstances. The next step was defining words involving diversity that can be thrown around nonchalantly. Understanding these key concepts are crucial to the

rest of the course. Diversity was detailed as a way to expand worldliness and promote creative thinking. An important contrast was made between diversity and inclusion. An example was given of that diversity is being invited to homecoming, and inclusion is being asked to dance. Diversity is the “what” and inclusion is the “how.” Additionally, a “common language” was developed that included oppression, prejudice, privilege, discrimination, micro-agressions, and equality versus equity

versus liberation. Echvarria and GuzmanRiley explained that finding solutions for these issues could only really be done by understanding what each one is and how it functions. They provided statistics and data on how each concept affects people. For example, individuals with masculine/whitesounding names receive more job offers/interviews than those with nonmasucline/non-white sounding names as an instance of privilege. The two made sure to note that simply having

privilege does not make someone a bad person, but what they do with it can. Examples of ableist statements were made and how an area can be designed in a very ableist manner. Microaggressions are very common and often deeply embedded in American English so they can be hard to notice and correct. It is important to be mindful of what you say because you cannot predict or know how someone is going to react. The workshop began to wind down with clarifying the “dreaded isms.” These included racism, sexism, heterosexism, cissexyism, classism, ableism, and religious oppression. Finally, a survey to rate it was passed out, and people were welcomed to attend the next three in the upcoming weeks. The next three will be available each week till the end of November during a wide selection of times slots: Tuesdays 2:30 to 3:45 p.m., Wednesdays 5:30 to 6:45 p.m., Thursdays 5 to 6:15 p.m., and Fridays 1 to 2:15 p.m.


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Jake Bedell, CLC student, journalist, and broadcaster Anastasia Gustafson Managing Editor Jake Bedell, 23, is taking the academic world by storm at the College of Lake County through multiple part-time jobs, a rigorous course load, and a commitment to his craft. “The degree path I’m going down is broadcast journalism,” Bedell said, “so I’ll probably need this Newswriting class somewhere down the road.” Bedell is originally from Bakersfield, California ,but moved to Mundelein, Illinois, later in his teenage years. Bedell, like many students attending CLC, has parttime jobs outside of class. He works both at the Lancer Radio at CLC and as a bartender at Buffalo Wild Wings in Vernon Hills. “I run the radio show on the CLC campus,” Bedell said. “I do the twohour classic rock show on Wednesday mornings.” On his show, Bedell often plays Bon Jovi, Van Halen, Earth, Wind & Fire, and other

artists who were successful from the late ‘70s and early ‘80s. He also likes to include random songs from artists such as Reel Big Fish or pop and alternative tracks. Outside of work and school, Bedell hosts two podcasts with friends he met in high school. “The Final Buzzer” and “The Busch League” are both sports-themed podcasts where Bedell uses the ability to practice his broadcasting skills. His show gets about 200 downloads a month. Initially, Bedell wanted to be a music education major but had a change of heart when he took an introspective look at his goals. He realized that it was the music that drove him to that major, not necessarily the desire to teach. “When I backed away from all of that and looked at what I wanted to do, the education piece just seemed like it was no longer on the table,” Bedell said. Bedell hopes to transfer to Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville. However, he has kept his options open for the best financial offer.

He has six other applications outstanding, and five of them have accepted him already. Bedell hopes that after college, he can leave Illinois. “I don’t have a number in mind regarding debt limit,” Bedell said. “I’m looking for the school that can provide me with the best post-collegiate opportunities. “I’d like to be a professional hockey sports broadcaster. In terms of professional American sports, there are the four majors. At a maximum, there are 30 teams in each league, which means there are 120 jobs. And every day there are 50 kids graduating with this degree who want to break into this market.” When thinking about how to find his niche in the sports broadcasting market, Bedell looks to the neighboring state of Iowa. “I’m always told to do any sport you can, and go to Iowa, spaces where no one thinks there are sports,” Bedell said. “Get in there and become the ‘Guy’ because that’s how you get discovered.” However, Bedell knows

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he must work diligently if he is going to make it as a national sports broadcaster. “I’m working as hard as I can,” Bedell said. “It’s a competitive world from the get-go.”

Presentation at CLC identifies multiple classes of racism Arturo Ramirez Editor-in-Chief On Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, Mycall Akeem Riley, social justice educator and activist came to CLC to speak about LGBTQ+ Intersectionality through his presentation “Both/And.” What does it mean to explore authenticity through an intersectional lens? What does it mean to explore LGBTQ+ identity through an intersectional lens? Riley explored these questions throughout his presentation. Exactly what is intersectionality? Shanti Chu, philosophy professor and faculty coordinator for the LGBTQ+ resource center, helped to bring Riley to speak at CLC. “The intersectional framework helps people have a more holistic macrounderstanding of the way oppression works. More people are becoming aware of it, especially people who do have various privileges -recognizing how identity is complicated, and how someone can experience multiple types of oppressions

will help more people understand,” Chu said. Chu helps to bring speakers to talk at CLC. “There are two student workers who work at the LGBTQ+ resource center, so they help immensely,” she said. In other words, intersectionality is a tool for understanding and critiquing the multitudes of injustices many face due to their identities (black, queer, disabled, female, etc. ). Some of the identities listed above face injustices to this day. For example, females may face sexist injustices throughout her lifetime, queer people may be bullied by others for being ‘different,’ and disabled people may not receive the proper care needed because of their conditions. Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, full-time Professor of Law at Columbia University, coined the term intersectionality. Intersectionality came about when a African American woman was looking to receive a job in 1974.

Unfortunately, she was denied job positions because of her race. She decided to sue the company. By doing so, it allowed her to share her voice and injustices to others. Chu shared why these speakers are brought to CLC,. “It relates to our goals here at the LGBTQ+ resource center, so we are aiming to promote knowledge, equity, freedom, and help students learn more about their identity,” Chu said. “I studied ‘feminist philosophy’ as an undergrad. I first heard the term in a feminist philosophy course in college. We read Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw’s work, and I was just blown away with it. “It was an amazing term to describe my myriad of experiences, especially for women of color and queer people of color to think about how we can understand margalinzed identities, and how it’s not just one identity that impacts us. “It’s so great when people are able to come and engage in these events. The importance of these conversations and dialogues

is always going to be a necessity, and especially right now with everything that is happening in our country.”

Photo depicts CLC students, Shanti Chu (first person from top left row), and Mycall Akeem Riley (third person from top right row).

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Student trustee attends leadership conference Aristidas Tankus

Staff Reporter College of Lake County Student Trustee Alexa Waheed spoke about her recent trip to San Francisco, California with the leadership congress of the Association of Community College Trustees. The ACCT is a non-profit educational organization of governing boards. Their headquarters is located in Washington, D.C. Waheed said the ACCT has an annual leadership congress. The leadership congress discusses the roles of trustees and trustee training, and it elects new members to the national legislative branch. Waheed discussed the events that took place at the conference. “They had several voting booths for the candidates

Photo courtesy of Alexa Waheed that were going to be elected committees,” Waheed said. to the board, along with “Everyone from the a variety of workshops,” United States committee Waheed said. came. We had some people Waheed added that one from Palau, as well as of the workshops she people from London. They attended consisted of a were discussing what was comparison of Generation happening in the state of Z and millennials to baby Illinois, how we can fix it boomers. and implement some new “There were also a procedures.” lot of different advisory Waheed met several

student trustees during her time in San Francisco and was able to bond and make connections with trustees from other colleges. One student included Alicia Morales, who attends Joliet Junior College and is the first Latinx woman to serve on its board of trustees. In their free time, they chose to visit some of the best sights in San Francisco. “We went to the Golden Gate Bridge,” Waheed said. “We also went to the Palace of Fine Arts, and we also went to Chinatown.” Waheed discussed the significance of the trip to CLC. “Mainly, it was a trip where all the board of trustees from a variety of schools attended,” Waheed said. “We learned how to be a

proper trustee, how to put the students first, and about the access to resources that we can give to students. The skills I learned will be very beneficial to the programs already in place at CLC.” When asked about any advice she would like to provide CLC students, Waheed said students should join the Student Government Association. “If they want to make an impact on their community or if they want to learn new skills in order to become a leader, SGA is the perfect place for that,” she said. For more information about SGA, contact awaheed@stu.clcillinois. edu or attend an SGA meeting. SGA meets 2 to 4 p.m.Tuesdays in C106.

Cellphone rules send mixed message, students say Anastasia Gustafson

Managing Editor Five CLC students recently said they have seen a professor express frustration about student cellphone use and other distractions in class. Is cellphone-based student distraction in class really a problem for professors to worry about? Students at CLC have mixed feelings.

“I’m an adult, and I paid for the class,” said CLC student Jeremy Perez, 26, of Round Lake Beach. “That’s my prerogative. As long as I’m not being distracting, then what’s the difference?” However, some students sympathize with the professors who are left vexed by distracted students. “I’ve definitely seen distracted students before in

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classes,” said CLC student Mike Tatone, 23, of Vernon Hills. “It’s disrespectful. What’s the point of even coming here if you’re not going to pay attention? If you have other things to do, just step out of class. I’ve seen younger students doing it a lot.” Other students feel as though cellphone use, while it should be monitored, is

not very respectful, but also is not that big of a deal. “Our professors told us not to use our phones,” said CLC student Donia Abu, 19, of Waukegan. “But we should be mindful and respectful about it. You can just take it outside real quick. One summer I had a teacher who took it too far, and it wasn’t just phones. She really believed that if we didn’t give her all of our attention, we would be failures.” Still, many students have noticed instructors going as far as to tell them to put their phones away or see them after class for seemingly harmless cellphone use, or other similar distractions. The remarks made by irritated professors made some CLC students feel as if they are not being seen as adults. “It’s never happened to me,” said CLC student Francisco Apoolinar, 18, of Wauconda. “But one time there was a student in my class who was using his phone next to me, not being distracting or anything. My professor told

him to put it away and see him after class. They’re not usually as strict as he was.” Students and professors are at the corner of having useful tools that can be used for a vast array of educational purposes, but they also are getting caught between the tempting devices in the hands of every student that threaten the engagement of classmates in the lesson. If students are using phones in class, should it not be the student who is their own worst enemy? Being distracted in a class that costs money is the consequence itself. “They say don’t use your phone,” said CLC student Angela Bates, 19, of Antioch. “But people use it anyway. I use it anyway. I’m guilty of it. If I wanna learn, I’m going to learn it. I’m paying for the class. I’m using the class the way I want to use it.”


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Students who hear of Lancer Radio say they might tune in Jake Bedell

Staff Reporter Four of five CLC students recently said they knew the College of Lake County had a radio station but had never taken the time to tune in. The five students were recently asked what they knew about the CLC Radio Station, and the measures the college takes to promote it. Shyann Vanengelenhoven is a first-year paralegal student who wanted to know more about Lancer Radio. “I knew it existed,” the Wauconda resident said. “I just don’t know much about it or where to listen to it.” All five students said they did not know where to tune into the radio station, and one offered his opinions on how to help with that. “There are a lot of ads that I always see on the tops of tables in the cafeteria, and they never fail to at least grab my attention on what is being advertised,” said Nicolas Walker, a thirdyear psychology student from Gurnee. “The College could put down a station ad every once in a while.” Some students said

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they simply don’t listen to the radio anymore. “I guess it’s because I’ve never really gotten around to it,” said Aubrie Lackhouse, 21, a first-year psychology student. “Whenever I do find time to listen to something, I usually favor listening to recordings of past church services and podcasts relative to my major in psychology.”

All five students interviewed said that although they might not consistently listen to the radio station, they would at least tune in once to sample it. “Since I’ve never listened to it before, I’ll probably check it out a few times to see what it’s about,” said Gretchen Wagner, 20, a third-year communication major. “But just from knowing what kind of person I am I generally wouldn’t consistently listen.”

CLC is making progress every day, though. One student said he made a wonderful discovery the morning he was interviewed. “I did not know we had a radio station until this morning,” said Ryan Heavrin, a first-year facilities management student from Grayslake. “I was walking to my class in the morning, and I just saw a room that said radio station on the glass window.” With some of the students

who were asked about Lancer Radio indicating they would sample its offerings, word of mouth may also encourage more students to listen. To listen to Lancer radio, tune into 99.9 FM or download the TuneIn Radio app and look up Lancer Radio.


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Art of Jazz Festival to bring Waldman’s music to CLC Jason Lee

A&E Editor The CLC Jazz Ensemble and Chicago born, Los Angeles based pianist, arranger, and composer Randy Waldman will perform at the 43rd annual “Art of Jazz” guest artist concert Sunday, Nov. 10, at 4 p.m, at the Mainstage Theatre at the James Lumber Center for Performing Arts. Waldman began playing piano at age 5 and was considered a child prodigy. In high school, he performed with the Northwestern University Jazz band. Just after finishing high school, at the age of 21, he was hired to go on tour as the pianist for Frank Sinatra. After moving to Los Angeles, he was hired to tour with Lou Rawls, Paul Anka, and George Benson. He can be heard on recordings with Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Vanessa Williams, Patti LaBelle, Michael Bolton, Madonna, and Michael Jackson. He also enjoys a close relationship with Barbara Streisand, whom he serves as musical

director. Eventually, Waldman began a career in Los Angeles that went on to span 40 years. He performed on hundreds of albums, motion picture soundtracks, television shows, and jingles. In the 1980s, he worked on such soundtracks as “Ghostbusters,” “Back to the Future,” and “Beetlejuice.” In 1983, Waldman was nominated for a Grammy for Best Vocal Arrangement for his work on the album “Bodies and Souls.” In the 1990s, Waldman again worked on soundtracks for numerous films, including “Forrest Gump,” “Mission: Impossible,” The Bodyguard,” and “Titanic.” He worked with numerous artists over his career, including Michael Jackson, Celine Dion, Beyonce, Whitney Houston, Madonna, John Travolta, and Quincy Jones. In 1998, he released his first solo album, “Wigged Out,” on his own WhirlyBirds Records,. It consisted of classical songs reworked with jazz arrangements.

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Over the years, Waldman’s career continued to go well, and he even released arrangements of the themes of iconic superheroes Batman and Spider-Man, for which he received Grammy nominations. His albums continued to be successful, and one of his shows was filmed and released on Netflix in November 2017. At the concert, Waldman can be expected to deliver a nostalgic and beautiful performance, bringing stylish and soothing jazz tunes. The Jazz E n s e m b l e is expected to perform a smooth and concise rhythm that expands on the music’s perspective on Waldman’s joyous career and achievements, establishing a great and lovely direction for the music to follow and set a precedent for. It should keep the audience entertained. The concert should be a wonderful and delightful performance for the audience to enjoy, and it should be a reminder of Waldman’s achievements over the decades as well as the meaning and impact his music has on audiences.

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as the CLC Prairie Spirits Winter Dance Concert, the CLC Wind Ensemble Holiday Concert, and the CLC Concert Band Holiday Concert.

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Luckily, there are still many other exciting CLC events in the future, including the upcoming performances of “She Kills Monsters,” “The Science of Magic,” and “The Nutcracker” as well

Jason Lee

A&E Editor

Jack Van Reck Sports Editor

Andrea Morales News Editor

John Kupetz

Zoe Rabin


Features Editor

Arturo Ramirez

Maddie Reuland


Business Manager

Anastasia Gustafson

Minha Khan

Managing Editor

Health and Sciene Editor

Contributors: Fernando Reynoso, Aristidas Tankus, Crichton Farrell, Martin McMurray, Cody Dufrense, Za’Tozia Duffie, Nicole Porten, Lynn Bryant, Jake Bedell


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‘Parasite’ stuns with dark twists and relevant themes Minha Khan Health and Science Editor The first time I left a movie theater in complete awe of the film I watched was in 2014 when I watched “Interstellar.” The second time was last Monday when I watched “Parasite.” Korean director and screenwriter Bong Joon Ho’s film has been lauded by critics and the general public and has been a sizeable box office hit internationally. After watching it, I can confirm. It stands up to the fanfare Bong Joon Ho has enjoyed. “Okja” and “Snowpiercer” also stand out as films that were widely praised abroad, and Bong certainly proves the hype surrounding his films is worth it with “Parasite.” Going into the movie I did not have the faintest idea of what to expect. The trailer is specific so that

viewers can get a general idea of the set up for the film. A poor young man gets a job tutoring a rich family’s oldest daughter on the recommendation of one of his slightly wealthier friends -- and then it hits the fan. However, the film takes so many twists and turns, and encompasses so many plots within its 130-minute runtime that by the end of the whole ordeal viewers barely remember the reason protagonist Ki-woo ever stepped foot into the wealthy Park clan’s home. Before going into the movie I had read from some sources it was a horror film. Others said it was a thriller, and still others called it a mystery. It may be Bong Joon Ho’s genius storytelling that causes the confusion,. There is no true set genre, and some parts the film feel like an action thriller or a comedy. The interweaving of so many loose parts may make some films feel stretched, but every scene

in “Parasite” serves a purpose. The film also goes beyond the surface level issues the characters face and tackles class conflict. The idea of an uncrossable line is repeated throughout the film. Although the film is not literally referring to the line between rich and poor members of society, it is clear that metaphorically it is.

The film allows the viewer to get comfortable, to laugh and smile and become sure of the path it is about to take. It then pulls the rug out from under them. It could be called a case study in greed, deception, or fraud or all three, and perhaps even none. Although the happenings of the film are fantastical, they also seem strangely

accessible, as if they could theoretically happen to the viewer, especially the broke college-age viewer. At its core, stripped of all the analysis, “Parasite” is an excellent commentary on the singular lie and how it can unravel into a thread of deception.

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Disney+ to revitalize streaming industry with new content

Jason Lee A&E Editor

On Nov. 12, the Walt Disney Company is set to launch Disney+, an American subscription video on-demand streaming service. The service will also compete with other subscription services, such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+, and HBO Max. The service is set to include approximately 7,000 television episodes and 500 films, specifically content from Disney, 20th Century Fox, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic. Examples are every season of “The Simpsons,” a majority of the Marvel Cinematic Universe films, the Star Wars films, the original Disney Channel series such as “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody” and “That’s So Raven,” the Pixar films, and a lot of the classic Disney films.

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The service is slated to include everything in the Disney vault. There will also be original content, including a planned live-action Star Wars series that will focus on such characters as ObiWan Kenobi and Cassian Andor, with the first one coming out to be “The Mandalorian.” Several MCU live-action series also are planned, including “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,”

“Loki,” “WandaVision,” “Hawkeye,” etc. Live-action remakes are planned as well, such as “The Lady and the Tramp.” Other original content includes “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” “Noelle,” and “Diary of a Female President.” Essentially, the service is not only reviving and rebooting classic Disney franchises but also bringing original stories that prove their prowess at storytelling.

On top of all of that, the service is only $6.99 a month or $69.99 annually. It’s safe to say that Disney+ will truly change the film and streaming industry, as it will not only massively win popularity with potential buyers because of its cheap price and immense amount of original and familiar content. What did students think, though? Ari Kagan, a film major from Buffalo Grove, said, “Disney+ will be a great competitor with other streaming services just with the content they have on launch day alone. They’re sure to have some great content over the next few years.” Hannah Rogers, a nursing major from Waukegan said, “I do plan on getting it because I’m

a big fan of Disney. Not only that, they do have exclusive shows or Marvel and Star Wars. That’s what I’m really excited about, especially since they took most of the Disney movies off of Netflix.” John Tenuto, CLC sociology professor since 1998, also had some comments. “Streaming services like Disney+ are the visual version of Siriusxm or other automobile radio subscriptions,” he said. “The biological theory of evolution can be applied to technology - and streaming services are the next step in television, which has, since its beginnings during the 1930s, been steadily moving toward more and more customization. minded.Streaming services like Disney+ will likely supplant traditional TV.”

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Green New Deal offers hope to the entire planet Minha Khan Health and Science Editor What, if anything, have you done to help the environment recently? For most of us the extent of our participation in helping the environment is recycling or using reusable straws. However, it’s becoming clear that these small steps, while valuable, are not enough to hinder, and certainly not to reverse, climate change. Most people now realize that sweeping policy change is necessary to improve the environment,. Two legislators have proposed the most comprehensive legislation in support

of this aim, known as the Green New Deal. Democratic representative Alexandria OcasioCortez and Senator Ed Markey proposed the plan with the end goal of causing an enormous shift in the overall U.S. job market, which will improve the climate. The original New Deal was formed in the 1930s by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt to reverse the effects of the Great Depression on the U.S. economy. Key features of that plan included the creation of Social Security and formation of jobs for the unemployed. In the latter aspect, the Green New Deal does not differ at all. The legislation hopes to provide all

Americans who need a job with one that can cover living expenses. One major twist is the making of the bill environmentally friendly. This seems to point to the difference in needs of America a little more than 70 years after the original New Deal was created. In the new bill the ultimate goal is for America to have achieved 100% reliance on renewable energy within the next 11 years. Many political commentators have said getting the Green New Deal passed may be extremely difficult. However, it is important to bring up the conversation of climate change reversal in current and future bills, and the Green New Deal is certainly

a step in the right direction. The legislation has found support in many members of the C40, a climate change leadership group. This group is composed of representatives from 94 cities with some of the largest populations all across the globe. Their original goal was to work toward creating less CO2 emissions in each of their respective cities. However, as time has passed, the aims have become far more specific than simply reducing CO2 emissions. As seen in the Green New Deal legislation, environmental bills are now becoming inclusive of such topics as race and gender. Since income inequality often

becomes tied to health and ability to have such basic necessities as clean water and air, the bill aims to stipulate all American citizens have access to these things. The current plan is vague as well as nonbinding. It serves more as a framework, and even if it is passed, it won’t mean any new laws will be immediately enacted. In the upcoming months and weeks, there will be plenty of debate surrounding the Green New Deal. With an issue as looming as climate change, it is more important than ever to be well informed.

Students warm to environmental science class

Arturo Ramirez

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Five CLC students recently said the college should make it mandatory for students to take environmental science classes, with a few exceptions. The five students were asked Oct. 31 on the Grayslake campus. “It could be beneficial in learning how we can take better care of our environment, find a way to use less waste, recycle, and find other alternatives to using plastics,” said Brenda Gonzalez, a second-year student majoring in nursing from Mundelein. “I would like to learn more things to better the environment, and a lot of people don’t know where to get that information.” Conversely, Alejandro Apolinar, a first- year student majoring in psychology from Round Lake, said making environmental science classes mandatory “should be a choice.” “People don’t care,” he

said. Apolinar said if the college wanted to make these specific classes mandatory, the college would need to accommodate student’s needs. Apolinar said one or two of these classes “would be OK.” Another student said students would not care for the environmental science classes. Roberto Garcia, a firstyear student majoring in nursing, said it is “important for people to know how to


keep the environment.” “This is our home,” he said. Consequently, Garcia said that money would be an issue that the college may have to consider for these students. “Who wouldn’t want to take a free class and get to learn about the environment on how to protect it,” Garcia said. “I took a couple of environmental classes in high school. It was my favorite kind of science class.” Another CLC student

shared some scenarios that college students may face. “Students have to take more time out of their work, classes, or stuff that they have during their lives to be in that class,” said Paloma Nava, a second-year student majoring in nursing from Round Lake. “Adding another class to be mandatory is bad because it is hard juggling stuff,” Nava said. Nava took an environmental class in high school. “It was fun,” she said. “We learned about global warming and went to field trips to learn. But then again, if you don’t have the money, that could be considered why people don’t want to take it.” Considering the time commitment that students may need to put into this environmental class, should it be an online course to save students’ time from commuting? “It wouldn’t be as fun, because you’re on the

computer learning,” Nava said. “Plus, I am a more handson learner. That is how I and most students learn.” With this in mind, Benjamin Pierson, a firstyear CLC student majoring in computer science and architecture, added that it would be best to make this “an outside class.” “I’m a hands-on learner,” he said. “For this specific class, it would be best to make this in-class over online.” The college may be able to help the students save time by allowing them to take tests online. Pierson said making it mandatory for students to take environmental classes is “a good idea, but it needs some more practice in it.” “Not many people are willing to do it because it costs money,” Pierson said. “Most students would be OK with it if it didn’t cost money. “Seasonal allergies suck-I have them, but I still like being outside. I just have a black thumb instead of a green thumb.


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Students weigh in on Trump impeachment Za’Tozia Duffie Staff reporter Four of six CLC students recently said the current president of the United States should be impeached. The students were asked Oct. 29 for their opinions on Donald Trump’s presidency and whether impeaching him was valid. Students were also asked if they believed he would get convicted. “If it was toward the beginning of his presidency, then yeah, but right now I feel like it’s a bunch of wasted effort,” Cesar Monsalud of Waukegan said. He added that Congress should focus on other priorities and that although charges may be valid, Trump would most likely get away with his wrongful actions. “It’s not because it’s him, but usually any big person in power usually gets away with it,” he said.

should have been taken much sooner, given what the president has done. “Donald Trump and his presidency has woken more people to go out and vote,” Palmer said. “I would say against him just due to all the things he’s done and all the statements he said during his presidency.” As for the possibility of Trump’s re-election, he said here wouldn’t be a high chance compared to the other candidates. Other students said

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Monsalud said that while Trump is getting unpopular on both sides, there is a chance for his re-election. Similarly, Kyle Palmer of Beach Park contended that impeachment is unnecessary at this juncture. “It’s too late,” Palmer said. “The damage is already done -- might as well just let it run its course and make sure you vote.” Palmer added that action

Trump’s impeachment is timely and necessary at this point. “Donald Trump should be impeached, but if his entire administration goes with him,” Alexa Wheed of Antioch said. “If we are looking at Vice President Pence, he is actually working on another agenda that will dynamically hurt the LGBTQ community -- especially in policies as well as their rights.” Mizraim Zabdiel Hernandez Gavilan called on politicians to hold Trump accountable for his

actions. “If we allow this president to continue to break the law, it sets a dangerous precedent for our democracy,” he said. “That is something that we have to fight for and maintain.”


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More hype could pull fans to CLC sports, students say Lynn Bryant Staff Reporter Three of five CLC students said they have never been to a Lancers sporting event, with reasons ranging from time management to a lack of school spirit. “I didn’t even know we had any sports teams, to be honest,” said Matthew Duray, a pre-law student from Gurnee. “There’s no outreach for it, and it’s CLC, not Illinois State. It’s a community college, so no one really cares about sports.” Duray was among the students who were asked Oct. 27 and Oct. 29 on the Grayslake campus whether they had attended a CLC sporting event. Deborah Buck of North Chicago is studying to be a substance abuse counselor. She agreed with Duray about the lack of fanfare over CLC athletics. “There’s no pep rallies,

and I don’t see any signs that say, ‘Hey, there’s a game today,’” Buck said. Buck admitted, however, that even with more promotion, she still might not be interested. The reason is the absence of a football team, which is the only sport she would consider attending. On the other hand, Will Martin who is from Kenosha, Wisconsin, and is focusing on library technology, said he very much enjoys watching all collegiate sports. Despite the 45-minute drive between school and home and that half of his classes are online, he said he’d be willing to make the trip to support the Lancers -- if the games had more publicity. “The promotion of games is minimal,” Martin said. “You’ve got to search for schedules, winloss records. It’s just not prominent. When you sign on to the CLC website,

there’s no banner. Nothing. It’s a moot point if you ask someone if they’ve been to a game. What game?” Brian Szramek of Grayslake said he can see how the sparse attention to CLC athletics contributes to students’ not attending games. In addition to this, Szramek has experienced firsthand how location and time constraints also play a role. He is on the CLC tennis team and has noticed attendance at the tennis matches is considerably lower compared to other sports. “I’ve been to volleyball games,” he said. “I’ve been to basketball games, and they usually have a pretty good crowd. But tennis isn’t on campus. There’s usually not that many people who come to watch -- just family members and maybe some players who get their friends to come.The location is just not good. It takes 15 to

20 minutes to get there. It’s at Lakes High School because CLC doesn’t have their own tennis courts.” Business administration major Brianna Thibeaux of Lake Villa, said she has attended several CLC games, mainly basketball. “In my first semester I went to basketball games with friends because it was just something to do,” she said. “It wasn’t about school spirit. It was more of a social thing.” Now that Thibeaux’s friends have moved on, she hasn’t made it to more basketball games. She attributes her busier schedule to her decline in interest and having no time to make new friends on campus to go with. Szramek and Thibeaux agreed that watching games has a social component. However, since CLC is a community college, many students have other priorities demanding their time, including work and family.

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Most are at school solely to go to class. This gives students less ability and motivation to attend sporting events. “It’s hard to get people to go,” Szramek said, “When I’ve gone, it’s been with people from my own team. I knew someone who played basketball for CLC and went by myself once. It’s better to go with others, or you’re just sitting there. It’s not as much fun.” All five students interviewed recognized varying levels of importance regarding the school’s efforts to advertise CLC sports. “I don’t know if it’s important to the school,” Martin said, “but If they do want more student participation at sporting events, they have to market it. And they’re not.”

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Rachel Moore reaches Skyway Player of the Year Jack Van Reck Sports Editor

The women’s soccer team won 12 consecutive games to secure their spot in the Great Lakes District semi-finals, and a major key to their success has been forward Rachel Moore. Moore, 19, an undecided sophomore, wants to make her last year at CLC one to remember. She has done so by not only helping the team win the conference, but also by being recognized as the Illinois Skyway Conference Player of the Year. She has been active in sports throughout her life, playing basketball, volleyball and track but has always felt a special relationship to the game of soccer. For this reason receiving

conference player of the year was a true honor and fulfills a dream that she’s had since she started playing at the age of 8. Kevin Talbot, the Women’s soccer head coach, is not at all surprised by the conference’s decision to reward Moore with that title. “As far as our conference and region goes, she’s the most dangerous attacking threat that’s out there,’’ Talbot said. “She’s one of the few players I’ve ever seen, in college or professional, who doesn’t shoot the ball right at the goalie. She has great composure around the net.” Talbot went on to explain that Moore has become the face of the team now that her name is all over

-Photo depicts Rachel Moore

the conference, which means that the opposing team will be targeting her any chance they can. The added pressure does not seem to faze her at all, though. Composure is something that is not lacking on or off the field.

“I always get a little nervous before games, but once that whistle blows it all goes away,’’ Moore said. “I’m comfortable with my team, and I know we have a solid players. There’s no reason to be nervous.” At that center seems to be Moore, who views her role on the team as one of leadership. During practice she plays just how she would in a normal game to challenge herself and her teammates as well. It’s a give and take of motivation between her teammates and herself, but this season would have been special regardless of the outcome. “It’s my last year here at CLC and my last year playing with this group of

girls that I love so much,’’ Moore said. “My best friend Morgan [Keefer] and I played together all throughout high school, and this is essentially our last season together.” She would love to continue her playing career after her tenure at CLC ends, but she has not made any decisions yet, because big games still loom in the distance. Confidence is not lacking going into their upcoming game Friday, Nov. 8, against Monroe Community College. Moore is taking it one day at a time and will do her best to maintain her dominance on the field as she has all season.

Women’s Soccer hopes to qualify for Nationals Andrea Morales

News Editor The women’s soccer team at the College of Lake County will advance to the final round of the National Junior College Athletic Association Tournament. On Wednesday, Oct. 30, the CLC women’s soccer team took on Morton College at Grayslake Central High School to determine who moves on to the final round of the NJCAA regional tournament. The women’s team has had an overall good season, becoming the Skyway Conference champions, for the first time since 2013. This game determined the women’s advancement to the finals to qualify for the national tournament that will take place in Florida. The girls started with playing aggressive to score and keep the ball away from their goalie. But the opponents were very aggressive as well. “We did lose to them at the beginning of the season zero to one,” sophomore defenseman Cynthia

Tellez said. “It seemed like Morton College had an advantage over CLC.” Throughout the game, the players from both colleges became more aggressive to the point where Morton College’s head coach received a yellow card. In the first half of the game, Rachel Moore scored a goal, putting CLC in the lead 1-0 against Morton College. During half time, both teams proceeded to go indoors to discuss strategies and their game plan for the second half of the game. As the women began the second half of the game, their mentality and determination to win was growing even more. “College soccer is much faster paced than high school soccer” CLC first-year student Alexandria Wawrzyniak said. Throughout the second half of the game, many of the women on the opponent’s team began to argue

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with the referee and were eventually asked to leave the field. With 27:44 remaining in the second half of the game, Rachel Moore scored another goal, leaving CLC with a 2-0 lead. The women kept playing hard with the time remaining, although there were difficulties on the field. “I think there was a bit of a struggle,” CLC first-year student Tays Rodriguez said. “The weather was really bad and playing on wet turf made the ball roll a lot quicker.” The final score was 2-0, with a win

for CLC and advancement to the next round of the NJCAA tournament. The women then played this Sunday, Nov. 3, for the regional title at Grayslake Central against Moraine Valley. The CLC women’s soccer team won this game as well and became regional champions. They will continue to play to qualify for the national tournament, which will be this month in Florida.

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