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-2% to -3% TOTAL DECLINE OVER PAST TWO YEARS:
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Enrollment decrease becomes increasing concern Courtney Prais Staff Reporter
CLC enrollment has decreased about 5 percent for the spring semester, according to a January Board report. Head count at the college is down 4.8 percent and credit hours are down by 5 percent. The two variables measure total enrollment and the amount of credit hours students are enrolled in. The percentages indicate that less students are enrolling, and those enrolled
are most likely part-time students, CLC President Jerry Weber said. “If your head count went up 10 percent, but your credit hours only went up 5 percent, that would probably tell you that you’re adding a lot of part-time people,” Weber said. The data for this information was contracted through a process that every college in the U.S. is required to report on. “There’s a whole national and state data collection system,” Weber said. “We have an institutional research de-
partment and their job is to follow the state and federal standards for collecting enrollment information.” As of Fall 2014, The Integrated Postsecondary Education System—the national system for collecting college data— reported that 72 percent of students enrolled at CLC were enrolled parttime, and only 28 percent full-time. However, IPEDS’s schedule creates issues collecting accurate community college numbers, Weber said. “The federal government collects the IPED data on the
tenth day of the semester,” Weber said. “Fifty years ago that made a ton of sense if you were a university because everybody came in as a group in the fall. Ten days later was a good time because some shifted classes in the ﬁrst two weeks. Now, with community college, that’s different because we have enrollment going on all the time. People don’t even start classes until a month into the semester.” The state receives all enrollment information, including the information for those who enroll a couple
months into a semester. There has been a steady decline in CLC’s enrollment. The trend appears among different groups of people. “One market would be high school seniors who come here,” Weber said. “In addition, we have what you might call an 18 to 24-yearold market we look at. Then, we look at older groups and we look at males and females. We look at (people) by race, ethnicity, gender, age.” ENROLL
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CLC seeks to harmonize student body and faculty Danielle Barber Copy Editor
Three years ago, America saw the birth of a movement that has been creating awareness and unrest throughout the country ever since: Black Lives Matter. Despite individual views, the movement has made waves in the news, media and political structure of the country. From the controversy surrounding the Trayvon
Martin shooting to Ferguson to the McDonald scandal in Chicago, these events have led to protests across the nation and world. For CLC, the demonstrations across the country have not affected the school’s Diversity Commission’s preexisting goals or outlooks, but rather “underscore the need for conversations around issues of diversity and inclusion.” The co-chairs of CLC’s Diversity Commission, Christian Roland-Johnson
and Elisabeth Martin, spoke on the issue of CLC diversity in a joint email Wednesday. “Diversity is a broad topic,” the chairs said in a Wednesday email. “Traditionally the focus has been on race, ethnicity and gender. Diversity is broader than that.” Roland-Johnson and Martin said diversity includes many other groupings than race or gender. “As the commission considers issues related to
diversity and inclusion, we keep in mind issues that affect the LGBTQ community, veterans, people with disabilities, different age groups, people from different socioeconomic backgrounds, and other similar categories,” the email said. The co-chairs said diversity creates an institution better equipped to interact with employees and students of differing backgrounds. “Having diversity among employees helps CLC be
a stronger college since it brings diverse ideas and approaches to the challenges that we face,” the email stated. “Diversity among employees helps diverse students see themselves as a part of the college.” A diverse community of students provides a classroom with better discussions and differing views. “Diversity of our students is important for similar reasons,” the pair said. DIVERSITY
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The next step after looking at the data is to create ways to raise attendance at the college. “The big thing we’re about to engage in is to create a new division of the college that will bring together our research area, our information technology service and our marketing area all into one,” Weber said. Weber said the position of vice president will be filled to focus on marketing the college to prospective students. “We’re hiring a vice president for that,” Weber said. “Their mission is going to be to really drill down into these markets and develop marketing strategies for any market trends. For example, adult students have been declining. We need to get to those who aren’t coming here and talk to them deeply about (their) future.” CLC has seen trends like
this before: over a 45-year span, from 1969 to 2014, enrollment has risen when there is a recession, and has fallen when the economy has gotten better. “It’s a trend for all community colleges,” Weber said. “The only time it isn’t true is when you have rapid growth. It keeps going up because Lake County was growing. The thing that’s different today is Lake County isn’t growing. The last five years it’s been flat.” When the economy improves from a recession, the enrollment declines, but when population numbers increase, so does enrollment. In such cases, the two variables typically balance each other out. With current trends, breaking even is not happening. With less enrollment and less revenue, pressure is put on the college’s budget. However, a decrease in
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“The conversations in classes can be richer with diverse viewpoints. Our students need to have experiences with people different from themselves.” Roland-Johnson and Martin said the Commission works with the college to counteract unfair rules or beliefs that may hinder CLC’s goal of diversity. “In addition to these points, keeping the college and the community accountable about issues of diversity is also about equity and fairness,” the chairs said. “We need to be ever vigilant to make sure that our policies, procedures, and attitudes do not have a negative effect on oppressed and minority groups.” Martin and Roland-Johnson said they are constantly working to make CLC a place for people from all walks of life. “There is an ongoing ef-
fort to have the diversity of the administration, staff and faculty reflect the diversity of our students and our community,” the pair said. “We want to be a welcoming place for employees and students from diverse backgrounds. There are a number of courses that will give students experiences with different cultures. Our programs are aimed at anyone and everyone who is interested. “What we need to make sure is that our programs are not devised in a way that they create barriers to people from different backgrounds than the majority group.” In the constantly-changing world, the co-chairs directives remain the same. “The Diversity Commission’s goals are to help CLC be as open, equitable, and supportive an environment as possible,” Martin and Roland-Johnson said.
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enrollment is not the CLC budget’s greatest concern. “The budget is really affected by a whole bunch of patterns,” Weber said. “Enrollment’s just one of them—the lack of state funding right now has a much bigger impact now than the enrollment declines.” Another factor that heavily influences the budget is the low rate of inflation, Weber said. “We’re tax-capped, and the amount of dollars we can get from property tax, over 60 percent of our revenue, is impacted by the inflation rate,” Weber said. As for future predictions, the decline in enrollment is expected to continue for the Fall 2016 semester. CLC hopes to combat the trends by involving itself in surrounding high schools and opening up new programs to reach out to graduating students.
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Cook hopes to reinvigorate Political Action Committee Rachel Schultz Staff Reporter
The CLCFTPAC has found a new chairperson in CLC Professor Emeritus in art, Nancy Cook, who will be taking over the leadership position. A Nov. 16 story run by “The Chronicle” reported that unless the PAC could find a new chair, it would have to disband. Her stepping into the role means that the CLCFTPAC will continue to run, despite fears that lack of interest might cause it to be shelved. Nancy Cook has a long history at CLC beginning in 1971 when she joined the faculty as an art teacher. She retired in 2001, although she desired to keep teaching. She currently teaches two very popular hu-
manities courses. “As long as I have a brain, I’m going to teach,” Cook said. Cook volunteered for the position because the organization was slated to be dissolved, and she was convinced that the PAC was vital to the wellbeing of CLC’s students and faculty. She wanted to put her 45 years of experience at CLC to good use. “As professor emeritus I thought, ‘why not volunteer for PAC?’, since I know the history,” Cook said. “My idea was to get more diversity on the Board.” She is persuading younger faculty members to run for election to the CLC Board of Trustees, saying they have fresh and important ideas to contribute. She admitted that the task is difficult. “I don’t know if it will
happen, because the time commitment to the Board is somewhat enormous,” Cook said. “You have to go to the monthly meetings, you have to keep up with the reading for all the issues, you have to be part of committees that are both statewide and local, and it’s a six-year commitment.” Another challenge is maintaining social media accounts for the PAC, including Youtube, Facebook and Twitter accounts. “I get (videographer Chris Wenceslao) to help, and I’ll pay him out of my own pocket,” Cook said. There are a few issues the professor would like to tackle during her time as a CLCFTPAC chairperson. She states that her purpose is “being a voice of the past.” “I see some things down the road that are frighten-
ing to me because I’ve been around for so long,” Cook said. “One thing we have to think about is that the state just came out with a pronouncement that they are going to promote strictures on admissions. The Association for Community Colleges is demanding different sets of guidelines for admission. “That’s a problem. The other thing is that we are down 14 percent in enrollment since 2011.” The duties of the chair include arranging and running meetings, communicating with CLC faculty members and staff, addressing concerns and ideas that committee members bring up, controlling how the PAC’s funding is spent, acting as watchdog for the CLC Board, contacting state government officials when
necessary and maintaining the social media sites that are especially active during election years. “They’ve done a wonderful job up until now, but there’s no election until 2017,” Cook said. “My job at present is to sit in Board meetings and see whether or not there’s anything we should be responding to.” The CLCFTPAC is involved in SGA and Board elections, supporting candidates that they feel will be most beneficial for students. The PAC is also involved in both Illinois and local elections, although their main focus is CLC. “It’s external in the sense that we’ll go out into the community and support people that we think are the most beneficial for CLC,” Cook said.
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Incarceration fails to stall education
Esley Stahl, president of Write to Release and CLC professor
Jenn Arias Staff Reporter
Esley Stahl, president of Write to Release and CLC English Composition professor, is making a deep impact in the most unexpected place: a correctional facility. Write to Release, founded in 2013, is an organization that strives to incorporate writing classes into jails around the Chicago area. Stahl has successfully set up this program in Statesville and Lake County prisons. Stahl said the inmatesdayto-day lives involve limited activity and programs offered. There are three: Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous, and anger management. The inmates have limited ac-
cess to the scantily-stocked library, only getting to visit once every week or two. “It’s a lot of reality TV and playing cards all day,” Stahl said. Stahl visits the Lake County Jail once a week to teach an hour to hour and a half class in the men’s Program Pod. Men submit a form indicating an interest in learning and from a pod of 25 men, usually 7 to 10 show up for class, Stahl said. Their ﬁrst goal has been ﬁnding their voices, and the second, to share them. In a typical class, Stahl will bring in a reading to discuss with the students. They will then work on a piece of their own, which is individually workshopped by the class. Though similar to a composition class at CLC, Stahl said the major difference is in the disposition of the inmates. “Everybody is excited, engaged and wants to participate,” Stahl said. Since it is purely a volunteer program, there is no one in attendance that does not want to do the activities. The men are simply “happy to do something,” Stahl said. They are currently working towards publishing their own literary journal. Working so closely with convicted prisoners would frighten some people, but
Stahl said she has “never been nervous about anything” in her classes with inmates. “They’re all wellbehaved, respectful, polite, they’re very kind,” Stahl said. “They are the antithesis of how they’re characterized.” Stahl initially became interested in working with prisoners at Roosevelt University while working on their literary magazine, “Oye Review.” Receiving submissions from all over the country, one of them had a correctional facility return address. Some students didn’t want to consider the piece for publication, Stahl said, simply based on where it came from. “That really pissed me off,” Stahl said. “I thought there was no reason for that. Just because someone is incarcerated, why is their voice not as important as the next person’s?” The piece was eventually published, but this instance fueled Stahl to search for a volunteer writing program in the Chicago area. Finding no programs for adults, she was encouraged by her father to start one of her own. It was a two-year process from thinking stages to research to endless legal paperwork. In May 2014, Stahl taught her ﬁrst class at
Lake County Jail, the closest jail in proximity to the CLC Lakeshore campus, where she teaches most of her classes. “It was based on who returned my phone calls,” Stahl said. “My multiple follow-up phone calls, my many phone calls, my stalker-esque phone calls. I was close to giving up several times.” She continues to encourage society to “recalibrate” their thinking and treatment of inmates, urging people to give them another chance. “If you continue to treat somebody like a person that doesn’t matter, that is then something that you kind of internalize and think, ‘I have no worth, I have no value,’” Stahl said. “You have not taken a chance on these people, you have not given them the tools, they have not had access to the kinds of things we have had access to. Why would we revoke access to those things and then try to convince ourselves or imagine that they should be better? It’s taking the responsibility off of society and I have a problem with that.” Stahl is also a supporter of “ban the box,” a movement that does not require convicted felons to disclose their criminal history. “It makes no sense for them to continue to pay for a crime
20 or 30 years later, she said. Though it was a long and difﬁcult process, Stahl seems to have ﬁnally found her niche. With an undergraduate degree in criminal justice and a Master’s degree in creative writing, she seems to have found a perfect way to incorporate her love of writing and helping people. “I didn’t know when I went to graduate school to be a writer that I was ever going to teach,” Stahl said. “I never imagined that this is where I would be. But I love it. That’s why if you stick with what you love, that will lead to something else.” Expansion within Lake County Jail is planned for summer 2016. Stahl hopes to have more classes and more growth and training for the teachers. As far as other aspiring writers, both incarcerated and otherwise, Stahl urges them to just keep writing and reading. “Don’t give up on it if it’s something you’re interested in and passionate about,” Stahl said. “Continue to devote your time and energy on it, especially if you think, ‘where is this really going to get me? I’m not going to be a famous writer.’ Well, you’re going to get a lot out of it. You don’t know what you’re going to get out of it.”
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Literary Arts Society gets Lit with Poetry Slam Aaron Sporer
Staff Reporter With additional reporting from Cydney Salvador
CLC’s Literary Arts Society returns with its Poetry Slam to share the vibrant personalities of the student body. The Slam will be hosted from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday in A Court. CLC students can come and recite their own, or favorite, works of poetry for the audience. There’s a competitive aspect, as the three best poems (as judged by the club members) will be given gift cards of varying values, and entry comes at no cost for all who wish to participate. Refreshments and snacks will be provided. LAS Adviser Bridget Bell shared why attending
the Poetry Slam sparks the interest of faculty and students alike. “Hearing live poetry, especially in the slam form, is simply fascinating,” Bell said. “You just can’t beat that, it’s that live, energetic (delivery), and we try to bring that here.” Bell said students are allowed to come in and present without registering officially with the club. “We have a lot of fun with it,” Bell said. “We get some students passing by and decide they want to share something.” Many students find poems and stories they wrote years ago and desire to bring it into the Slam, Bell said. “It’s so funny with the Digital Age, with how many have a way of accessing their stuff, they’ll run and go find it
and come back and go, ‘I want to come back and present this poem I wrote many years ago,’” Bell said. She recalled a standout performance at last year’s event, where a student did a poetry in rap form, describing it as “fabulous.” Bell described the level of participation in the event between club members and other students as a “mix.” “Some of the officers and club members are judges, so there is a mixture of that, so if they do present something they have written, they tend to not compete because of conflict of interest,” Bell said. It’s a mix of them organizing and handling the event, and certain ones participating.” Bell said the club has a long history, beginning
with Betty Sedecki. “She created the club around 30 to 35 years ago and ran it as the treasurer,” Bell said. “She and her fellow students created this club.” However, after Sedecki stepped down as part of the club, Bell came in. “Due to her age, she could not continue running the club,” Bell said. “They needed an adviser, and it was the perfect situation for me to come in.” Sam Yoo and West Knobbe, two LAS officers, have helped reinvigorate the club after some slower, less prosperous years, and now the club is in the process of recovery. “Students leave, life gets chaotic, so there wasn’t a younger crowd of Literary Arts Society members,” Bell said. “We’re slowly but surely trying to
bring life back to it. Our meetings keep growing, we get more students coming back with friends, so it’s a riot.” The club is holding more events this semester, such as a book fair and Shakespeare’s Birthday Bash, which occurs each spring, as well as the trivia-driven Lit Pit each fall. This year, Shakespeare’s Birthday Bash will be held 1 to 4 p.m. April 27 in the A court. The next book the club will be looking at is Max Brooks’ “World War Z.” For more information on the club, contact club president Sam Yoo at email@example.com or Bridget Bell at firstname.lastname@example.org. Students can also attend the meetings 12 to 2 p.m. on Wednesdays, in room T338.
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Florida professor returns to the ‘burbs Peter Keres Staff Reporter
First-generation immigrants will know, life was and is hard to navigate growing up sometimes. Chances are, Ira Sukrungruang understands those experiences all too well. Author Sukrungruang will
be at the Grayslake Campus Wednesday. Ira will lead a writing workshop from 3 to 4:15 p.m. room T347, and talk about the art and craft of writing. In addition, he will read from his work and answer questions from the audience, 7 p.m. room C003.
The Reading Series event and workshop are free and open to the community. The Chicago-born ﬁrstgeneration Thai-American was born in 1976 and grew up in Oak Lawn, Illinois. He was constantly dealing with both cultural and familial expectations while growing up in America.
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Professor and author Ira Sukrungruang will lead a writing workshop and present his work Wednesday.
While at home it was speaking Thai, eating Thai food and learning about Thai culture and then going to school to learn the American way, which made things even more confusing in his young life. Ira has reconnected with his trials and tribulations from his past and brought them forth for the world to read in a collection of books, essays and poems. Sukrungruang is the associate professor of creative writing at University of South Florida and is the author of memoirs “Talk Thai: The Adventures of Buddhist Boy,” winner of the 2015 American Book Award and a Bronze Medal in the Florida Book Awards, “Southside Buddhist,” and poetry collection “In Thailand It Is Night,” winner of the Anita Claire Scharf Award. Robin Kacel, CLC English instructor, whose specialties are composition theory and creative writing, has had the pleasure of meeting the author at a past writing conference and used his memoir, “Talk Thai” in creative writing class. “I loved his warm and introspective voice,” Kacel said. “He was incredibly generous with my students when they Skyped with him, answering questions about
his work and his life with candor.” Kacel said Sukrungruang represents a portion of CLC’s diverse community. “The diverse community of students here at CLC often includes people who are navigating between multiple worlds,” Kacel said. “The effort to ﬁnd a balance between family, work, school and more than one culture require personal insight and self-awareness. Through Ira’s honest exploration of his inner world, we are empowered to look at our own.” While reading a Sukrungruang piece, it can transform time and place into mood and otherworldliness. His writing digs deep in the mind and patches it back up with the calmness of meditation that brings you back to clarity. Sukrungruang has opened his mind and shown us who he once was, or rather how it is that he became the man that he is today. As Buddha said, “The Mind is everything. What you think you become.” For more information contact Robin Kacel, at (847) 543-2561 or email@example.com. The event is cosponsored by the Communication Arts, Humanities and Fine Arts Division and the Diversity Commission.
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Acrobats fly high on international tour Betty Derza Staff Reporter
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Nepharious Stephano and Trinculo plot together over a bottle of wine in CLC’s production of “The Tempest”
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The theatre production, “The Tempest,” by William Shakespeare, will be premiering at CLC this February, as part of a commemoration of the four hundredth anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. Directed by 12-year CLC theatre enthusiast Craig Rich, the play is expected to be a hit at the JLC. The play is set on a secluded island and follows a colorful cast of characters. The original play centers on the magician Prospero who plots against those who have wronged him. “Marooned on a distant island with her daughter Miranda, Prospero has spent 12 years perfecting her magic,” the press release said. “When she learns that a ship bearing her old enemies is sailing near the island, with the help of the spirit Ariel, she raises a torrential storm, bringing within her grasp those who robbed her of her dukedom. Shakespeare’s last great masterpiece, ‘The Tempest’ is an enchanted tale filled with romance, humor and adventure.” CLC informs us of a change to the script Prospero has been cast as a woman, Prospera, as well as a few other gender swaps. “The majority of characters in Shakespeare’s plays are male, less than 20 percent are female,” Rich said. “I wanted to create more opportunities for our female students and community members. Ultimately, I cast the best actor for the role, regardless of their
gender.” “First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare,” is a museum exhibit currently touring the country. The exhibit has helped the CLC Theatre Department with the ability to work on “The Tempest.” Director Craig Rich informed a press release about the necessity of having the “First Folio” book. “I chose ‘The Tempest’ because we would not even have access to it if the First Folio hadn’t been published,” Rich said. “Eighteen of Shakespeare’s plays had not been published before then, and ‘The Tempest’ is the first play that appears in the First Folio book. There are only 233 known copies of the First Folio in existence of the estimated 750 originally printed in 1623, seven years after Shakespeare had died.” Rich is the co-chair of the CLC Theatre Department, as well as an associate member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. “I’ve been at CLC for almost 12 years and have directed at over 60 colleges, universities and professional productions,” Rich said. The playbook speaks well of Rich’s work and experience. “He has worked for Salt Lake Shakespeare, Salt Lake Acting Company, Utah Symphony and Opera, Plan-B Theatre, DANCE Cleveland, Cleveland Public Theatre, Western Illinois University and The Working Theatre,” the biography states. All performances are expected to fill the seats with eager audiences.
“It’s packed full of the things that audiences most love about Shakespeare— colorful and complex characters, supernatural creatures, plots of revenge, slap-stick comedy, singing, dancing and love,” Rich said in a press release. “As an added plus, some of our cast members are adapting music from that era and are creating original pieces for the play. We have some very talented actors, singers and musicians in our cast, and we are using every bit of their talent in the show.” The cast is complete with charismatic students and includes Susan Love, Christiane Laskowski, Cody Summers, Amar Nagra, Kyle David Perry, Jennifer Nelson, Alexander Gray, Avi Kritzman, Emily Schneider, Jeff Brain, Riccarda Eickenberg, Benjamin Compton, Max Ramage, Robert Williams, Amanda Barth, Benjamin Compton and Cody Patterson. Musicians include Amanda Barth, Jenna Eve Kleinofen, Olivia Love-Hatlestad and Bianca Shofner. Performances are Feb. 26, 27 and 28, as well as March 3, 4 and 5. Regular tickets are $10; student tickets are $8. A special offer of buy one, get one free will be available Feb. 26 and March 3 at the JLC box office. The JLC also informs us that there will be a post-play discussion with cast and director following the Feb. 28 performance. To purchase tickets and find specific show times, visit the Box Office or the CLC website.
The incredible, daring and artistic Peking Acrobats are coming to the JLC 8 p.m. Friday. This group of artists is currently on its thirtieth anniversary tour. The New York City Theatre informs us that the acrobats will amaze. “This troupe of performers are masters at making the impossible possible, including daring maneuvers atop a precarious pagoda of chairs, treacherous wire walking, powerful precision tumbling, trick cycling, juggling, trapeze work and much much more,” the NYC Theatre said. “Not only are their shows spectacular on a visual scale, their death-defying tricks are soundtracked by a live Chinese orchestra, bringing you the authentic sound of the East as you bite your fingernails.” Online videos and photos convey the adrenalinepumping stunts of this performance. Acrobats literally jump through hoops to put on the best show possible. The artists do backflips onto enormous bouncy balls and maintain their balance. To everyday people, these incredible feats of strength and dexterity defy human capabilities; the Peking performers illustrate the concept of sprezzatura. They make seemingly-impossible tasks look easy and effortless. They set the world record for the human chair stack on Fox television’s “Guinness Book Primetime.” They balanced six people on top of six chairs as they hung 21 feet above the air with no
safety lines. This clearly will not be a conventional acrobatics show with some stretching, bending and flexing; these artists are top-of-the-notch, Cirque-du-Soleil quality. I personally have seen numerous acrobatic shows which consisted mostly of flexible poses and aerial arts. This show, however, stands out from anything that I have ever known. The Peking Acrobats have starred on television specials such as the Hollywood Bowl’s Fireworks Season Finale and “The Ellen Show.” Audiences have their breath taken away while simply watching an online video. Seeing the show in person must be an even more incredible experience. The performers will climb 20 feet into the air and trapeze closely to the ceiling. Those sitting in the audience will be on the edge of their seats, adrenaline pulsing through their veins as they wait for the artists to return safely to the ground. They will hold their breath and anxiously watch. Perhaps one of the artists will perform a funny trick, and children in the audience will giggle with joy. When the performers successfully pull off a stunt, CLC students will cheer for the fact that human boundaries have been surpassed. Tickets are on sale now. You can purchase them via the JLC. CLC students and teens get a low price of $15 per ticket, regular tickets cost $45/$38, and seniors/ staff/alumni pay $44/37 per ticket.
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The Peking Acrobats perform their risky, high-flying traveling act.
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‘The Choice’ sparks zero interest from audiences Adam Fritzshall Staff Reporter
“The Choice,” a romantic drama based off of Nicholas Sparks’ 2007 novel, premiered Feb. 5. starring Benjamin Walker as Travis and Teresa Palmer as Gabby. The main love interests of this film seem all too familiar. Director Ross Katz presents the movie in a way that is just like any other romance story, forcing the viewer to reconsider the choice they made on going to the theater in the first place. Sparks has an extensive line of films that fall into this genre, and this one felt no different than the rest. “The Choice” follows the developing love of two Carolinian neighbors, a model that the
author frequently utilizes. Upon first sight, the two lovers immediately hit it off. It is soon after that the viewer realizes that some sort of corny cliché is going to be introduced. Without giving too many plot details away, the two star-crossed lovers find it difficult to become an item. However, as the story progresses, they overcome these trials and pursue love together. Sound familiar? As their relationship furthers, the viewer is acquainted with some outside faces. Travis’ sister, Stephanie, portrayed by Maggie Grace, and their father, Dr. Shep, portrayed by Tom Wilkinson, are two of the movies most interesting characters that are revealed throughout its two-hour duration. These
two roles play an essential part within the film, guiding the newfound relationship to its fullest potential. Though they both hold interesting backgrounds, their screen time is very limited, thus leaving the audience craving more. In Sparks’ defense, in an interview pertaining to the film, he said that he desired to keep the essence of the romantic genre a component of “The Choice.” “When you try to create a film that feels real and authentic, which is really the purpose of [this movie], the way you do that is to draw the viewers’ in to make them really feel as if they know the characters,” Sparks said. When observing solely the two main characters, Sparks stayed true to this dream.
It truly felt as if one could grasp the complexities of Travis, the archetype of a Southern ladies’ man. Throughout the showing of the movie, Travis made even the darkest times a bit humorous. It even appeared as if he was truly in love with his costar, as opposed to simply acting. In terms of her performance, Gabby also felt easily relatable, taking on the role of the studious, flirtatious neighbor. Although there were glimpses of her character that seemed a bit unnatural, Palmer did an overall solid job at portraying her part. Though their acting was good, their relationship felt as if it was just another one of Sparks’ formulas. In comparison to Sparks’ other titles, such as “The Note-
book” and “The Last Song,” the intimacy between Travis and Gabby is basically what one would expect. A few heartfelt moments and laughs occurred during the showing, but that is the extent to what a viewer feels during “The Choice.” This film introduces nothing new to the genre of romance movies. “The Choice” treated the audience to another one of Sparks’ Southern romantic models that we have all become accustomed to. Despite the solid acting and beautiful scenery throughout the film, the audience does not take away much. If one truly desires to indulge in a love story, they are better off staying at home and sticking to a classic Sparks film like “The Notebook.”
Untamed Tigertown runs wild with new album Liz Braithwaite Staff Reporter
Tigertown, an indie-pop band based in Australia, debuted their fourth album, “Lonely Cities” on Feb. 5. Lead vocalist, Charlie, and lead guitarist, Chris, are a happily married couple as well as the group’s main songwriters. Charlie’s sister, Crystal, sings backup vocals and Charlie’s brother, Kurt, is on the drums. Chris’ sister, Elodie, plays bass and Chris’ brother, Alexi, is on the keyboard.
For these six artists, family truly is everything. The band explained the origin of their album, “Lonely Cities” as their collective sympathies and thoughts toward a mutual friend’s story of being far away from a loved one in a once vibrant, but now increasingly lonely city. However, the darkness of heartache is not the final message of the album. The not-so-hidden upside of the heartache-based situations is portrayed by the light, “techno-pop,”
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The indie-pop band released their fourth EP and impressed listeners.
freeing sound of the instrumentation. This sextet never fails to deliver their stylized music, each with their own unique feel, providing their fans with an opportunity to see the world in a new way. The band hoped to show their following the possibilities of having fun and finding freedom despite facing the self-endured, daunting reality of being alone. The resulting contradiction between the lyrics— describing loneliness, and the uplifting music creates a satisfied feeling of hope for a better future. The album, consisting of five songs, relates to anyone who has ever endured problems in a relationship— meaning everyone. While we grow up as children believing in the power of true love, reality reminds us that we will never be able to dictate when, if or how to get our happily ever after. Tigertown’s “Lonely Cities” tells us that it is more than okay to fall into a romantic rut every once in a while. As long as we find ways to enjoy our independent time, we can find the strength to move on and let go. Loneliness can cripple even the strongest of us. The song “Lonely Cities,”
for which the album was named, repeats, “We walk around, all we hear is the sound of our lonely heartbeats. And when we dance, all we feel is the beat of these lonely cities.” Lyrics dripping with desperation, the vocalist is able to describe how distance between two hearts can create inescapable doubts. The artist sings, “Now I wonder if we had it all.” The sound allows for a lift in the overall tone while emphasizing the all-toofamiliar endeavor of staying busy after heartbreak in order to prevent dark feelings from coming forward. “Make it Real” is another example of Tigertown’s incredible ability of giving such a real and raw concept an aspect of fun. The lyrics unearth the relationship between romantic relationships and our mental state. With a touch of Aretro vibes and a sense of hope, fans can follow the thoughts of someone relatable. This song describes a person desperate for love and ha ppiness outside of her constant state of unfeeling sadness. The music, once again, allows us to reel in positive energy in the face of frustrating emotions. Other songs on the album
include “Bullet From The Gun,” detailing the difficulty of letting go of relationships especially those harmful to emotional stability, “Always,” holding a cultural feel dancing with whispery vocals depicting the almost consuming strength of love, and “These Hands,” explaining the impossible process of maintaining a faltering relationship and learning to move on instead of holding yourself back. Tigertown lifts their fans to their feet with a subtle contradiction between positivity and negativity. “Bullet From the Gun” states, “you can’t take the fire from the sun. Try all you want, you can’t take the bullet from the gun!” There are forces in our lives that we cannot control, but with a little effort, we can transform our negative energy into something upbeat, elevated with hope and redemption. The inspiration warranted from the elaborate balance between good and bad in Tigertown’s EP, “Lonely Cities,” is unlike most musical experiences. There is a journey to be discovered in listening to this album. We are reminded through each individual aspect of this album’s production, that even in the darkest of times, we can still be strong.
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Netﬂix refuses to chill with censorship Sam Yoo Staff Reporter
Network titans that air content off of television airways, such as Netﬂix and Hulu, have cemented themselves into contemporary American society. Many would agree that Netﬂix has become a part of common culture across the U.S., becoming inﬂuential to the point that streaming services such as Netﬂix have sparked numerous studies on their impact on our society. The advent of media streaming over the internet means regulations separate from those already set for television broadcast. Content rating systems have changed over the course of history as media supplies grow without an end insight. All of these factors have serious implications on the accessibility of content that conscientious audiences may not want their children or themselves to see. While there are deﬁnite differences between television networks and streaming services that call
for separate standards of regulation and censorship, Hulu and Netﬂix are two instances where streaming services have become commonplace in households. As such, they need to have a degree of societal responsibility on their very real impact on audiences. The argument of ‘just don’t watch it’ fails, due to the reach of these content-streaming moguls. By permeating homes as a cultural icon, just as television had once been impossible to keep out of households, audiences are not to blame for partaking in a nationwide cultural ritual. Terms like “binge watching” and “#showhole” that have been coined by streaming services like Netﬂix have also become a norm. Having such a wide web of inﬂuence cultivates further concern when in conjunction with a variety of explicit content. While it may be perfectly ﬁne for your average well-adjusted adult to watch a show with explicit language, nudity or violence, it deﬁnitely may not be for your average
child, teenager or anyone else who is in a vulnerable state of development. While television has regulations on broadcasting times on more mature shows—usually in times after children sleep—streaming services are 24 hours, nonstop, and has every show or movie available at any time. Restrictive options are available through to curb certain content from reaching younger audiences, such as Netﬂix’s age range restrictions that can be set by an administrator of an account. This sort of self-regulation does not sufﬁce. Parents may believe their children won’t stumble on mature content. Parents may not realize that some of the more risqué content even exists. They may just be caught in the motions of what everyone else is doing, because streaming services like Netﬂix and Hulu can’t possibly be harmful if it’s reached such a large subscription base and it’s hard to blame them. Netﬂix recently announced plans
to cross continents,bringing its service to Asia and Australia. Already regulation issues are sprouting up in countries like Indonesia, who aren’t sure how to deal with regulating the distribution of media that seems to be in a different ballpark from conventional television in terms of legal lines. The difﬁculty of regulating media streamed over the internet has been illustrated time and time again, as the ocean vastly exceeds the net. The FCC that regulates the radio and television has no jurisdiction over internetbased media. Meanwhile, Netﬂix and Hulu are able to distribute content without any interference, so long as the content is kept within legality. It is important to note that Netﬂix itself does not censor content from studios it forms licensing deals with. There are pros to the lack of the censorship rigidity that is found in the television sphere. Netﬂix has been producing, in much greater numbers now, original con-
tent that would never make it on any relevant television network. Not because of a lack of quality, but because of it may be too much of a risk, due to controversial topics or deviation from the typical. As a result, shows and ﬁlms with amazing writing have been able to reach audiences when it would otherwise be impossible at such a scale. Where television networks have to fumble with a plethora of boards and committees to ﬁnd open air times, Netﬂix, Hulu and Amazon do not. Freedom of speech is a right, but even the most basic of rights have their caveats. If a large number of people are left to the ﬁckle nature of subjectivity, it is a concern worth looking into and taking possible action. It is not so much that Netﬂix, Hulu and Amazon are inherently bad, but more so that it ‘s important for every one of us to remain vigilant to the potential of allowing harm to reach those who have the most to lose from it.
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CLC loses the community in college Cydney Salvador Editor-in-Chief
CLC enrollment is expected to decline past the 5 percent drop this spring, while the state enters its eighth month without a budget. The college is almost $4 million short of anticipated revenue for the year, meanwhile CLC administrators continue to give generic answers about their plan to counteract the current state of affairs. These generic answers aren’t cutting it. Here’s what students see: the community is going out of the community college. Students see a reduced number of classes. To get to them, they must navigate a construction zone. They hear hammering and drilling and a host of unidentiﬁable sounds. The college has been reporting enrollment drops for several semesters without communicating a clear plan of action to reverse that trend. The college has said an improved economy is bad for community college enrollment because more high school students go directly to four-year schools when they can
afford it. The college also says it plans to go into high schools and talk to students about the advantages of CLC. While the connection between a burgeoning economy and falling community college enrollment is valid, each time the answer is given it feels like a pass on CLC’s problems. Sources, including Dean of Enrollment Patrick Peyer and CLC President Jerry Weber, have spoken to “The Chronicle” about the college going into high schools as well as of a high school alliance with local principals and superintendents. These references are vague, and whatever the efforts have been, they have not yet yielded any apparent beneﬁts to future enrollment. With a continuous drop of enrollment over recent years, there is no sign of when working with high schools or expanding advertising strategies will show results. Students are left in the dark about the college’s actions, the only light being graduation or transfer. Maybe the plan is to wait for the economy to tank and for the construction to end.
The latter would certainly help. What high school students would want to attend CLC in its current state of disarray? This issue is illustrated through the carelessness for students’ classroom environment. In a February 2015 edition of “The Chronicle,” Provost Rich Haney expressed the desire that students not be affected by an uncomfortable, cramped or noisy class environment. “We want to maintain the quality of instruction in any classroom space we use,” Haney said. “We do not want any student or class to be negatively impacted because of the physical surroundings, including noise from construction.” However, I can attest to my own and other classmates’ placement in uncomfortably packed or noisy classrooms. With the number of classrooms having decreased for the spring 2016 semester, the campus itself seems to be shrinking into less of a place of learning and more into a construction zone. These issues affect the quality of current students’ experiences at CLC, and
they also impact the college’s reputation. Why would prospective students want to attend CLC when they hear from current students that the college is a maze of confusingly marked, packed hallways, and noisy and crowded classrooms? In the short time I have attended the college, three out the four semesters have been marked by construction. The lack of transparency has become a marker of CLC’s administration, needling its way into the culture of the college. CLC owes it to its community of students and taxpayers to be open about its ventures and clear in its plans. In addition to CLC’s inability to keep its promises of classes unaffected by construction, various parts of the college’s vital Student Life clubs from Program Board to Student Government Association have been put in the backrooms of the basement, strangely labeled and difﬁcult for the new student to ﬁnd. These clubs, and others like it, provide the engagement necessary to retain its students and attract new ones. Their inability to be
readily and easily available make it harder for the students running the clubs as well as students who would like to join. CLC has expressed its desire to retain and engage students. However, the culture it has created isolates and confuses them. Community colleges often have trouble getting students to engage with the community part. They go to college and miss the community. Here’s the line CLC has been feeding its community: look to the future. If all the college can offer is the prospect of postconstruction beneﬁts, what is there for students attending the college now and in the next couple of years? According to the website’s schedule of the Master Plan, various sections of CLC will be under construction until fall 2017. That is under the assumption nothing is delayed because of a governor who doesn’t care about public institutions. It’s hard to increase enrollment when all you can offer a student is that the construction is bad now, but it will be great here after you leave.
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Higher tolls expected on expressway to B.S. Juan Toledo Opinion Editor
According to the Community College Resource Center at Columbia University, at least 20 percent of the first-semester college students enrolled at a community college will transfer to a four-year university with their associate’s degree.
This means that of the one-thousand new students that enroll at a community college every fall semester, approximately two-hundred students will have completed their degree and transferred to a four-year college. While this statistic may be alarming, don’t let it discourage you. This figure only represents
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a portion of students that decided to graduate with their degrees before eventually continuing their academics elsewhere. Nonetheless, given that community colleges serve as a foundation for students who inevitably plan on moving on to earn their bachelor’s, you would think that the graduation rates would be higher, considering that an associate’s degree could be used as a gateway for individuals looking to gain experience into their field of study before getting their bachelor’s and would only be a favorable maneuver for scholars to take, as it would also mean an increased wage for those who wish to pay off their student loans quicker. Yet, a decline in graduation rates for two-year institutions has shown little signs of life for a boom to occur. Does this mean that students aren’t transferring as expected? Again, a thinning graduation rate is not indicative of the transfer rate declining as well. In fact, according to the Illinois Community College Board, the average percentage of first-year students who transferred from CLC to a four-year university within two-
years since 2001 was 35 percent. The rate in which students transfer without their degrees is slightly higher than those who ultimately receive their associate’s. However, this leads to another question, why is the average for students transferring without their associates higher than those who do? An educated guess would say that students don’t plan on staying at a community college—more specifically CLC—longer than they need to in order to complete their sixty credit hours, and with the various transfer programs provided for them, it only gives students more of an incentive to work closer to the university of their choice than take regular gen-eds. The sad fact at the end of the day is that an associate’s degree doesn’t guarantee a student automatic acceptance into a university; yet, as much as it helps build-up the official transcript, the guidelines colleges have already put forth on their own transfer programs presents a comprehensive idea of what those institutions are looking for in potential applicants. For example, the DePaul Admission Partnership Program, DePaul’s most recent
collaboration with CLC, gave students an opportunity to earn up to a potential $3,000 scholarship with the only requirements being that they must have less than 30-credit hours prior to applying and a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Being a participant of DAPP myself, I can definitely say that it helps build a student’s confidence as it corresponds to the transferring process as well as developing a time frame for students as to when they seek to further their education. Nevertheless, according to CCRC, time will not be on my side. Of the 35 percent of students that transfer without degrees, only half of them complete their bachelors within six years of transferring. While those who did earn their degree, a solid 70 percent went on to complete their degree within six years. Ironically, time is a commodity that some students neglect. With tuition rates steadily on the horizon of being at their highest ever, it’s understandable why students hastily accept quadrennial universities transfer programs to ensure that they can earn some money during the moving process.
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White Oscars outshine Black History
In modern American society, diversity is one of the largest ethical concerns in educational and business institutions, and repeatedly makes the front page for frequent injustices. Movements like #blacklivesmatter have ﬂuctuated in mainstream exposure ever since the Trayvon Martin story broke the news when George Zimmerman was acquitted in 2013. The most recent case of community-based movement gaining headlines are the #oscarssowhite outcry. For the second consecutive Oscars season, every nominee for best actor and actress has been white. While there seemingly isn’t an issue with the ballots, black actors like Idris Elba, who rightfully deserves recognition for his outstanding role as Commandant in “Beasts of No Nation,” have been neglected by the Academy Awards his entire career. In light of this event, big
name actors like George Clooney and Will Smith have been boycotting the prestigious award show by not attending or selling their tickets like controversial director Spike Lee. In an interview with George Stephanopoulos of “Good Morning America,” Lee spoke about how people are misplacing their attention on the Academy Awards, when instead there should be a hashtag focusing on forcing studios that produce these critically acclaimed movies to adopt rules similar to the NFL’s Rooney rule—a regulation that requires NFL teams to interview minority candidates for head coaching and senior football operation jobs. This would mean that blockbuster ﬁlm studios like FOX and Warner Bros would have to meet a certain quota by automatically casting minorities for their lead roles. Nevertheless, although Lee has a far-fetched idea of how movies should be cast, he has a valid argument.
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outreaches, such as through the upcoming Vagina Monologues Feb. 25. In fact, Christian RolandJohnson, co-chair of CLC’s Diversity Commission, said that the college has taken steps to go above and beyond by seeking to diversify faculty in hopes to provide the student body with a sustainable and supportive environment. Overall, reverting back to Spike Lee’s interview with Good Morning America, in 1989 “Driving Miss F’n Daisy”(He actually calls it that, go watch the interview.) won the award for best picture beating out Lee’s “Do the Right Thing.” However, unlike “Driving Miss Daisy,” Lee pointed out that award shows and media coverage shouldn’t be an indication of what holds merit in our society, as his ﬁlm is currently being taught in colleges and high schools across the nation. “The work is what’s important because that’s the stuff that is going to stand for years, not an award,” Lee said.
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periencing and threated to follow suit. Unfortunately, it took the potential loss of $1,000,000 from the athletic program for the school to take action and have the University of Missouri’s system president and chancellor resign from their positions. Ever since the concern came to light, colleges have been put under pressure to create a safe and friendly campus for scholars. Nonetheless, CLC has been doing a great job at giving minorities a prominent voice on campus. With clubs like: Asian Student Alliance, Black Student Union, the LGBTQ Resource Center and Latino Alliance— which held events like Sabor in B-court earlier this month to give individuals an opportunity to get to know their neighbors within the community. In addition to giving minorities on campus ways to interact with the campus as unique individuals, CLC has also worked to shed light on women’s issues through various events and
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No end in sight for Lady Lancers losing streak Jackson Faerber
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With plaques, a reception and the entertaining play of both the CLC men’s and women’s basketball squads, Committee President Bill Devore made it a goal to truly honor those who met the aforementioned criteria. “To be a member of the Lake County Hall of Fame is pretty special,” Devore said. “Right now there’s about 140 coaches, athletes and ofﬁcials who are members of the Hall of Fame, so these eight are joining a pretty elite group of individuals.”
“He told us we have to keep our heads up, we have to keep being aggressive and move the ball more.” Guard Jordan Taylor said. Taylor, himself, had an impactful performance in the game. His 20 points led all Lancers for the night, and he got nine of those off a 100 percent performance from the free-throw line. The Lancers had a difﬁcult time getting into their half-court offense during the second half, and were forced to take a few too many long range jump shots as the shot clock was expiring. The Lancers were able to get to the free-throw line however. They shot 19 second half free throws, and made
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17 of those. Though the Lancers performed efﬁciently, the game still came right down to the wire. Morton College got within one point of the Lancers with 17 seconds remaining, but some clutch free throws by Taylor in the ﬁnal seconds of the game were enough to ensure a Lancer victory. The regular season was nearing its end for the Lancers. There were only three games remaining, and they are all against conference opponents. “We have to keep grinding,” Rosquist said. “We have a few games left and there all in the division, so they are that much more important.”
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Guard Arthell Rosquist shoots a basket in Tuesday night’s game.
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Lancers pulled off an impressive victory against Morton College.
Past and present honored Lancers aim with Keith Ryan award for conference Roy Valmores Sports Editor
While Feb. 6 was certainly a day of basketball, CLC sought to add to the excitement of the sporting festivities by awarding honors to various members of the community. Filled with honoring the past, present and future, the day inducted a select few into the Lake County High School Sports Hall of Fame, highlighted CLC basketball, and set forth the precedence of honoring those with potential by awarding the Keith Ryan Scholarship. “It’s a very special day, it’s a cool day to recognize those people who put in a long time, long careers of supporting Lake County,” CLC Athletic Director Nic Scandrett said. “With the Keith Ryan Scholarship honorees, those kids have turned out to be pretty special kids on campus.” The Keith Ryan Scholarship, named after locallyesteemed sportscaster who spent nearly 25 years in promoting Lake County sports, seeks to offer those who have distinguished
themselves with $1,000 scholarships. Of the recipients, two are a male and a female athlete in their sophomore year, and a media and communications student in honor of the revered sportscaster. This year’s recipients were men’s basketball player D.J. Ostrander, softball player Nicole Goldstein and Cydney Salvador of “The Chronicle.” “I’m blessed and honored to be able receive it, I know it’s a wonderful scholarship, wonderful people here,” Ostrander said. “I want to say thank you to everyone involved in it.” Those involved in the scholarship were also involved in the brain trust that brought about the Lake Country High School Sports Hall of Fame. With the mission of invoking a sense of honor and tradition into the present and future students of CLC, the Hall of Fame brings to light the accomplishments of those who have meritoriously performed in the history of Lake County athletics. After a three-year
absence without the induction ceremony, CLC brought back the nearly 20-yearold tradition with eight new inductees. Harry Carlson, Pat Costello, Bill Dawson, Bill Dortch, Mike Geske, Lino Martinez, Erin Schoenfelder-Sigrist and Perry Wilhelm were the honorees who found themselves enshrined into the Hall of Fame. “It’s nice to be awarded along with the other people that got inducted today,” Schoenfelder-Sigrist said. “There are a lot of other very accomplished people who got inducted today, so it feels nice to be a part of that group.” “I’m honored,” Geske said. “I’ve been in Lake County my whole life, this is a nice privilege, and I appreciate everything.” The Hall of Fame committee, in conjunction with Lake County High Schools and their respective athletic director, set forth the criteria which establishes that those who have distinguished themselves may be considered for induction. SCHOLAR/
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The Lancers pulled off an impressive wire-to-wire victory during Tuesday night’s game against Morton College. This was the Lancers’ second victory in as many matches, and brought their total record to 15-11 and their conference record to 7-4. Although the Lancers had already defeated Morton college earlier in the season, Head Coach Chuck Ramsey knew his Lancers were facing a different team. “Morton has won six in a row,” Ramsey said. “They’ve been playing really well, and they are hard to guard, they have a lot of guys who can score.” The Lancers got off to quick start, and by the 12-minute mark they were up by seven points. That seven-point lead was thanks, in large part, to the energy brought by Guard Arthell Rosquist. On one end of the ﬂoor, he ﬁnished a fast break with an emphatic dunk.
He then followed that by taking a charge on the defensive end of the ﬂoor. “I practice dunks a lot,” Rosquist said. “I love to do them. It’s more for the crowd, more for the team because it gets the team going.” Another-tone setter for the Lancers was Forward Kealin McLean. McLean led all players with an astounding 17 rebounds in 31 minutes. During the pre-game interview, Coach Ramsey stressed that team defense was paramount in a match of this magnitude. The Lancers were playing great team defense right up to about the eight-minute mark when they allowed Morton College to grab a six-point lead. What followed next, was arguably the turning point of the game. Coach Ramsey used a full timeout, and following that timeout the Lancers closed out the last ﬁve minutes of the ﬁrst half on a 14-2 scoring run which gave them a 37-31 lead at the half. BBALL / page 15