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CLC students, friends remember Joey Frase Kelley Byrne Editor-in-Chief

The body of College of Lake County student Joey Frase was found by police outside of Campbell airport on January 22. Frase left a party on foot that he had arrived to by taxi around 1 a.m. on Jan. 20 and shortly afterwards died of hypothermia as he was only wearing a sweatshirt with no winter coat. Search parties were organized and worked for three days, and a Facebook group was created to help locate Frase. Like many CLC students, Phil Mack, 20, is mourning the death of one of his closest friends.

“I’ve known him since 5th grade, and we knew each other but never really hung out or anything. Then freshman year of high school we played baseball together... for the past 3 years we became really close and hung out all the time, going fishing a lot. I considered him one of my best friends,” Mack said. Mack was also a part of the effort to find him and helped to organize search groups. “When I found out he was missing, I didn’t know what to think. I just had a million things running through my mind. I called a couple of

our good friends and tried to start piecing things together. I looked for about three hours after work on Monday night,” Mack said. Frase’s best friend Kamron Jassor, who was at the part with Frase, answered

the phone shortly after Frase had left. He was lost and confused about where he was, and Jassor tried to help him. His death was especially devastating for Jassor as they had been so close. “I just freaked out. The one person I’d take a bullet for is gone. We were supposed to do so much together, get an apartment, go to the bar together, just so much left undone,” Jassor said. In memorial of his friend Jassor got a tattoo of the band symbol for Led Zeppelin, a reference to Joey’s favorite band and a tattoo that he wanted to get before

he died. It is surrounded by the words, “Live, Love, Joey,” a reference to the A$AP Rocky album they had purchased together earlier, and the last album Joey had ever bought. A candlelight vigil was held in Frase’s honor Jan. 22 near Campbell airport. His funeral services were held at Symonds Lake Funeral home in Grayslake on Saturday, Jan. 26 and were followed by a benefit concert at Nancous Cafe Mexican Restaurant in Round Lake. If you would like to donate to Frase’s family to help with funeral costs, please visit www.wepay.com/donations/ inmemoryofjoeyfrase.

Five candidates run for Board of Trustees mARIA iSABEL gARCIA Managing Editor

Five candidates are seeking two open seats on The CLC Board of Trustees in the election Apr. 9. The two seats are currently held by John W. Lumber and Barbara D. Oilschlager, who are also running as candidates, with three other contestants; Phillip J. Carrigan, Jeanne Marie Dauray and Darl E. Drummond. Carrigan, of Waukegan, has been active in Lake County for many years. In 2005 he was elected trustee of the College of Lake County and served one term as board chair. Carrigan currently serves at Waukegan

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ben House Advisory Committees. Carrigan is also a board member of the Lake County NAACP and of the ACLU. Carrigan seeks the position of a CLC trustee, because he believes in the value of education.

“I see in myself and in others the value of a small dose of education which spurs on an interest in more education,” Carrigan said. “My term as a CLC Trustee showed me the power of a community college such as CLC.” Dauray, of Round Lake, said she has built an ongoing and close relationship with the College of Lake County. She has been a resident of Lake County for most of her life. As an alumna of CLC and a former tutor at CLC’s Writing Center, Dauray has returned to lengthen her relationship with the college. Dauray said she is excited for the opportunity to serve as a trustee to give back to an institution that has given her so much. “I want to be there to ensure that every resident of Lake County has the opportunity to experience what I have experienced and ensure that CLC continues to be an amazing resource for the residents of Lake County,” Dauray said. “I love the college and I believe

those feelings would reflect in my service to the college, as I would definitely strive to do the best job possible.” Drummond, of Gurnee, was the first African-American to serve as Dean and vice president of student development at the college. She retired in 2012. Drummond also worked for the University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Technical College System Board, and Madison Area Technical College. Drummond said that with her experience as a senior member of the executive staff, she possesses many qualifications that can serve her as a member of the trustees. “My background and work experience at the College will enable me to make policy and fiscal decisions that are in the best interest of the students, faculty, and staff and the residents of Lake County,” Drummond said. Lumber, of Ingleside, was elected to the board in April 2007 and has been serving for six years. Lumber is a former

employee of CLC as a history professor for nine years and retired in 2001. He spent 22 years as chairman, associate dean and dean of the Social Science Division. Lumber said as dean of social science, he was accountable for developing budgets. He also managed faculty and office staff and assisted in curriculum development. He served on college committees and councils, all while he taught one class each semester and advised students. “These experiences have provided an understanding of issues, needs, and culture of the college,” Lumber said. Oilschlager, of Grayslake, has held several positions in administration. She worked in education for 25 years and administrated career and technical education programs for 16 high schools in Lake County districts. Oilschlager served as chairman of Illinois Community College Trustees Association Government Relations Committee.

Oilschlager said she has played a significant role within CLC by setting “policy and direction” to make an environment the CLC community could benefit from. “It is because of my background, experience, and vision for CLC that I want to continue to be a member of the CLC Board of Trustees,” she said. CLC has scheduled a candidate forum for the Board of Trustees before election day. The forum will be held at 12 p.m. on Feb. 6 in room C005 (C Wing Auditorium). The forum is being sponsored by the Student Government Association (SGA), the College of Lake County Federation of Teachers Political Action Committee (CLCFT-PAC) and the Black Student Union. Questions can be submitted via email to clcftpac@gmail. com or given to moderators. A sixth candidate, James Creighton Mitchell, was withdrawn from trustees election because of potential conflicts of interest.


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CLC Vets respond to women in combat policy Carlton Kindred Staff Reporter

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey signed a decree lifting the ban allowing women soldiers to begin serving on the front line Thursday morning. Prior to this, women were allowed the right to serve in the military with full status since 1948 when President Harry Truman signed the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act. Since the act was implemented, the number of women actively serving in the military has continued to increase and currently they make up about 14.5 percent of our active military. The decree put limitations on women’s ability to serve in specialty and combat occupations. “By passing these laws, we would get the recognition for things we already do” CLC student and veteran Aimee

Forte said. “We should be able to choose if we want be in combat or not. There should be an increased level of equality between male and female soldiers,” Forte added. A main concern about lifting this ban is male soldiers not accepting the increased integration of women on the front lines. “I don’t think they should be allowed in combat,” Veteran Retention Specialist Dorsey Thomas said. “The physical and mental aspects are all issues when in combat. If a woman soldier is not able to carry her own weight when on the front line the entire mission could be jeopardized,” Thomas said. Only time will show how effective the impact of lifting this ban will be. It could potentially lead to tension on the battle field or it could lead our military into a more equal and non-discriminatory direction.

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CLC clubs and organizations will have a new restriction on what kind of food they can serve during events held at the college. The Lake County Health Department has informed the college what is acceptable and not acceptable to serve to the public here at CLC. Food that is not acceptable to serve include food that has to be cooked on site, other than in one of CLC’s licensed kitchens, precooked food that has to be kept at warm temperatures, food that has to be stored or maintained cold and food purchased from a restaurant that doesn’t have a wholesaler’s license, according to the Lake County Health Department. The new restrictions have currently put a stranglehold on what clubs can really

serve at their events. “The new restriction’s may put a cork in our induction ceremony,” Caleb Town, Phi Theta Kappa President said. Many CLC clubs have already had to change what they had originally planned on serving at their events because of the Lake County Health Departments updated restriction policy. “The last event we just had was for our welcome back week,” Samantha Pankow, Program Board Staff Member, said. “We had to replace hamburgers and hot dogs with peanut butter sandwiches. They wouldn’t even let us do chips and salsa.” CLC clubs will have to deal with these restrictions for future events. “From here on out we’ll have to pick food that we’ll be able to pass out,” Pankow said. The new policy might hold restrictions on clubs that

want to serve more health conscience food. “The restrictions will force us to change to more junk food,” Pankow said. “We will only really be able to pass out doughnuts, cake and candy. We would prefer to serve real food like hamburgers and hot dogs or food along those lines.” Though the restrictions might make sense, Pankow believes that the new rule will ultimately hurt the quality of the food being served to the students. “I think the reasons are to prevent food from being under-cooked,” Pankow said. “But overall I think it’s a bad idea because it’s pushing out junk food. Last event we were forced to serve cake, cookies and candy. Not everyone wants all of the sugar and calories.” The Lake County health department officials did not respond to repeated requests for comment.

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Armstrong has been punished enough for lies

Courtney Gillen

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Lance Armstrong: survivor of cancer, founder of LIVESTRONG, winner of seven Tour de France titles and Olympic gold medalist. It is of no surprise to the public, let alone Armstrong himself, would be under a magnifying glass that looks a little closer than others being the athlete he is- or was. Having graced the covers of magazines across the world, he set the standard for the ultimate human being. Though shocked by cancer, he managed to overcome the life threatening obstacle and win some of the biggest cycling titles in the world and create a whole new definition and meaning of being a survivor. Finally, after years of allegations and reports accusing Armstrong of using performance enhancing drugs (PEDs), the truth bubbled to the surface in an interview

with Oprah Winfrey. The truth America and the rest of the world had been asking for has come out of the dark, yet the public is left wanting Armstrong to pay more than he already has for his betrayals. Has he dug himself a hole too deep for him to climb out of? Possibly. Lance Armstrong: user of PEDs, liar, cheater, guiltless and bully. A man once looked at as great and inspiring, is now stripped of his seven Tour de France titles, Olympic medal, and kicked out by the LIVESTRONG Foundation of which he founded. Did Armstrong lie and deceive the world of his athletic abilities? Yes. Has he sufficiently paid the price for doing so? Yes. Armstrong has lost just about everything he had, titles, medals, and a foundation that he built from the ground up for a cause that has helped countless people and inspired countless more.

He has been labeled as a liar and a bully. While both are most certainly true in his case, the revealing knowledge that he is admitting it on national TV. Armstrong is not the cyclist we thought he was or the standup guy we assume would go with such a great athletic ability, but he is human. He succumbed to the personal attacks on him as an athlete and a person. He admitted his fault on a public stage, gracefully accepted the consequences, and is ready for the storm to pass. While some believe that he should continue to be punished for his wrongdoings, they need to lie down at some point. We can stand on our pedestals and toss rocks at him for the faults he admitted to and talk about his wins that were all gained by cheating, but Armstrong is only one of the countless other athletes who used

PEDs. By no means does this excuse the countless acts that has yet to own up to, but Armstrong was more than just an incredible athlete, he is a survivor. He provided hope and motivation for the thousands out there suffering from the same disease he did. From something terrible he created something beautiful, the LIVESTRONG Foundation’s search for a cure to cancer is unsurpassable by any charges or title stripping

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When you take on the responsibility of running a publication, you understand that your decisions have profound consequences. You accept that at some points what you print will affect people. When Kelley, my coeditor, and I took charge we made the decision to focus on campus specific news coverage. We understood that, at

times, this would be uncomfortable for us and members of the CLC community. However, we resolved to tell the truth. We resolved to find it where it had not been sought out, we promised to reveal it whenever we discovered it. The Chronicle took “Truth Conquers All” as its motto last semester and I only hope that we live up to its aspirations. We have published articles that some have questioned and criticized , and we pub-

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A&E Light the Lamp Brewery: a hidden gem Chronicle

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the trade of craft brewing, giving rise to a revolution of microbreweries and brewThe newest addition to pubs across the nation. downtown Grayslake is a This brings us to “Light unique up start craft brew- the Lamp Brewery,” which ery called “Light the Lamp was founded by five GrayBrewery” but do not be slake locals under their fooled by its small size, the trademark, ‘The Colleagues brewery is a gem that is of Beer’ (COB) in 2011 by bursting with ambition and owners Bill Hermes - CEO, creativity and is a part of the Jeff Sheppard - CFO, Don social craft brewing revolu- Chatten - CSO, Dave Cavation that has been surfacing naugh - Engineer, and Kurt around the nation since the Engdhal - Director. 1970s. Also, recognition is given To enlighten the reader on to Mike Olejniczak as a the current revolution of art- recent addition to the team istry in craft brewing, some and named unofficial brew historical facts should be master for the brewery by mentioned: operating, developing, and The 18th amendment elimi- innovating production for nated the opportunity for their craft brews while the individuals to brew in their COB maintain their day ocown homes. cupations. The amendment was reAlthough originating pealed in 1933 with the 21st and experimenting their amendment, thereby allow- home-brewing creativity in ing the states to manage Bill Hermes’s garage, the their own laws for alcoholic inspiration for the business production. is rooted and intertwined Although the 21st amend- with a European endeavor ment allowed for the rein- focused on beer and Chicago troduction of alcohol pro- Blackhawks hockey. duction, several states failed The 2009-2010 premiere to ratify and were slow to of the NHL season brought accept and reincorporate the COB to support their alcohol into their communi- Chicago Blackhawks in Euties. As a result, certain re- rope at Helsinki, Finland. nowned “macro breweries,” While en route to Helsinki, such as Anheuser-Busch and some of the COB members Coors Brewing Company, ventured to Munich to emsurfaced. brace the annual tradition of It was not until the late world craft beer at Oktober1970s that the Carter admin- fest. Munich exposed them istration reintroduced the to the possibilities of their legality and opportunity for creativity. home brewers to partake in At the Blackhawks NHL

The owners of Light the Lamp Brewery strive to provide a high quality product premiere games, following their exposure to world class craft brewing, they conversed about the possibility of opening a brewery dedicated to the appreciation of both beer and hockey in Lake County. During the spring of 2010, they collaborated on their brewing techniques and after several sessions of trial and error they developed a few consistent unique flavors of craft beer. “It was exciting, we just kept brewing and kept running into hockey names for our beers,” Sheppard said “We felt like the Ben and Jerry’s of beer!” After feeling pleased with their own creations they decided to set up their business.

“Light the Lamp Brewery” officially went into production in 2011. After a few beer tasting events, COB searched for a location to settle. They chose Grayslake as a means of personal nostalgia and were embraced with open arms by the village. “We just wanted to keep it close to home,” Cavanaugh said. The brewery opened its doors Dec. 2012 and is located at 10 N. Lake St. in Grayslake. “We’re primarily a hockey focused sports bar, but in reality we watch it all and cater to all sports fans. We watch college football and other sports too,” Sheppard said. The brewery is open Fridays 4 p.m. – midnight, Saturdays 12 p.m. – midnight and whenever the Blackhawks are playing. Though they have ambitions for growth and expansion, their main focus right now is producing good beer and keeping up with the demand. COB hopes to have a positive impact on the community. “It’s about keeping the money in our own community, keeping it local. We really just want to add to the allure of downtown Grayslake,” Hermes said. In terms of what type of awareness they hoped to promote, Sheppard said, “There is a new responsibility for people out there. It’s not just a change in the beer, but the beer drinker. They’re in it for the taste and flavor, the buzz is just the perk.

They’re willing to spend more money on quality beer and that’s what’s happening with the revolution.” Their main goal is to focus on providing a high quality product. “From my point it’s more about how good you can make it versus how cheap you can make it… the amount of varieties each brewery produces, provides a greater sense of choice,” Olejniczak said. Sheppard urged the public to responsibly consume craft brews because the alcohol content for these brews is slightly higher. They hope to help inspire and educate the public on how the various ingredients of craft brews alter the flavor of a beer. The combinations of various types of yeast, grains, hops, spices, and fruits provide such immense diversity and heighten the flavor combinations of beer. This diversity allows room for brewers to be creative and to please the customers. The brewery currently offers six varieties of craft brews. The names of these appetizing brews include “Short Handed” IPA, the “Power Play” IPA, “Red Line” Red Ale, “Bench Minor Blonde,” the “1980 Miracle Pale Ale,” and the “Sin Bin Stout” with more varieties to come. “Come over, watch the Hawks, have a beer!” Hermes said. For more information visit lightthelampbrewery.com or like them on Facebook or Twitter.


EmA&E Gangster Squad all style, no substance

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Nate Sousa News Editor

your face reoccurrence of action scenes that made following the plot a chore for the viewer. Overall, the majority of the ensemble cast executed their roles successfully, but there were a couple characters within the unit that felt like they were just there to aid in the abundance of gunfire instead of actually adding to the complexity of the unit. The main conflict of the film is between Sgt. John O’Mara, played by Josh Brolin, who is the leader of the unit and has an ongoing struggle with his purpose after being a dedicated soldier in the war. Village Roadshow Pictures Being a soldier and Gangster Sqaud featured impressive cast and action but lacked in overall content. a trained killer is all he knows how to do anySquad” for some more vi- ‘guerilla warfare’ inspired scratching their head is the more and his second in comcarious detective work that infiltration in order to stop film’s attempt to force the mand Sgt. Jerry Wooters I so desperately yearned for. the City of Angel’s top dog. aesthetic elements and ico- tries to explain that his rash “Gangster Squad” was The film stars Hollywood nography of a crime movie, decision making threatens adapted from the novel “Tales heavy hitters such as Ryan into the plot of an action the other members of his from the Gangster Squad” by Gosling, Emma Stone, Nick film. unit, who aren’t as passionPaul Lieberman, which Nolte, and Josh Brolin. The investigating and ate about their mission as chronicled the true story The film also stars Acad- pursuit for evidence was re- O’Mara is. of a secretive police unit in emy Award winning actor placed by excessive amounts While, my high expectacharge of ending the historic Sean Penn as Mickey Cohen, of automatic gunfire and ex- tions were nowhere nearly Mickey Cohen’s tyrannical whose self-destined mission plosions. met, “Gangster Squad” is crime hold on post-WWII of taking over Los Angeles My expectation of a well perfect the avid action movie Los Angeles. The unit turns prompts him to kill everyone developed storyline fueled fan. My suggestion would be in their badges and band who threatens his future. by a complicated case to play “L.A. Noire” after you together in an anything goes What leaves the audience solve was passed for a in see “Gangster Squad.”

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opinion

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Teachers should adopt strict laptop policies Nate Sousa News Editor

While the issue may seem trivial to an oblivious few, the issue of classroom distractions is genuine to those whose attention is diverted from learning. Cell phone and laptop policies do not need to be stricter or revised in an administrative effort to abolish distractive behavior. There should be a campus wide faculty effort promoting mutual respect. Not only the relationships between students and instructors, but of the relationships between students and their fellow classmates. Contrary to popular belief, learning is a communal effort. Like a delicate ecosystem, every student in a classroom has the capability of affecting the learning experience of their classmates and can also affect the teaching style of their professor.

The small class sizes are commonly perceived as an advantageous component of taking classes at CLC, they do increase a student’s susceptibility of noticing the habits of their classmates. Instructors need to establish a communal respect among their classes community because of the intimacy of their class sizes. Phyllis Soybel is a history instructor at CLC and has no problem establishing her cell phone policy on day one to her students. “I believe it’s the instructor’s responsibility to set the tone for the class,” Soybel said. “If you are not going to allow cell phone use you need set the tone at the start of the semester.” In the majority of cases this is easier said than done. Simply threatening students with punishments or grade reductions for cell phone use is often seen as an unnecessary extreme influenced by a ‘generational

difference.’ This is merely an excuse to justify many students impulsive compulsion to check their phone anytime it notifies them they have a message. Teachers understand the need for ubiquitous communication in our society is not only here to stay, but it is essential to our safety. “You don’t want to take phones away because they can be a life line,” Soybel said. While it is difficult to think about if any kind of act of violence were to happen on campus, the capabilities of cell phones have the potential to save lives. In times of emergency phones are very important. It’s not disrespectful for a student to be expecting an important phone call, but it is disrespectful for a student to not notify their instructor before class that they might need to answer a call during class time. There are also many students

who receive permission to use a laptop during class through the Office of Student Disabilities (OSD). “I do have students who, by accommodation, are allowed to use a laptop,” Soybel said. Students who do abuse that permission are still subject to losing that privilege if they abuse it. The essential position comes back to the priority of respect. “There is a question of respect,” Soybel said. “You’re paying money to take a class, to learn material and it’s impossible to learn when someone else is diverting your attention from what is being said in class.” I have had a long personal struggle with paying attention, even in ideal classroom settings filled with respectful classmates. Sometimes paying attention is just plain difficult, so why make something that is already so hard for many people even

harder? When a student pulls out their phone to see a funny photo their friend sent them or play angry birds on their laptop, they are selfishly only considering their academic experience. If there is a student in a class that is disturbing a classmate, anyone in the class should feel an obligation to their instructor and fellow classmates to help stop the problem. We cannot better ourselves by having a disinterested attitude of our classroom community, or by having a fear of being a tattle tale. Taking responsibility for our education shows a maturity that our distracting classmates not only lack, but actively avoid acknowledging. “You will have people in class who violate the policy,” Soybel said. “There is an honor system; agitated students should let their instructors know of the problem.”

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s Fox’s intense star studded thriller: ‘The Following’ Diane Lively Staff Reporter

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Kevin Bacon is great as a r shattered, alcoholic former t FBI agent Ryan Hardy. t Joe Carroll (James Pured foy) is a literature professor turned serial killer who esn caped prison by pretending ” to be one of the guards. n Ryan Hardy has been s called in because he first s caught Carroll after his killing spree of young, beautiful women. It’ll be interesting to see

how writer Kevin Williamson uses these two talented actors as their characters play a gruesome game of cat and mouse. The theme is very dark. Caroll holds a mysterious power over his followers. Our first glimpse into Carroll’s power over his followers comes when a woman plunges an ice pick into her eye after receiving Carroll’s text to “do it now”. Her body was covered with the words from Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Raven”. Her last words were “Lord help my poor soul”, which are believed to be Poe’s last words. After Hardy and team identify the prison guard who assisted Carroll they are shocked to find bloody, gruesome evidence in his garage. Carroll had been instructing the guard in the art of killing and he began on animals. Fearing Carroll was after the one victim that survived

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his attack years ago, Hardy and team surround her house with police and have two officers on the inside. This is the point in the episode that we discover the extent of Carroll’s ambition. Carroll had two of his followers become his last victim Sarah’s neighbors. For several years they got to know her and earned her trust and friendship. They were able to kidnap her by cutting a whole in the

closet wall that their condos shared. After killing both police officers they brought her to Carroll for him to finish the job. Hardy once again finds him with some clues from Poe, although too late to save Sarah. Carroll is arrested and returned to prison where he reveals one of his followers has been his son’s nanny Denise.

This episode ends with our serial killer in training prison guard, working on getting his first real kill. The next episode will concentrate on his son’s kidnap and his three followers. The story line is very compelling and the depth of the characters is amazing. However, the gruesome scenes showing massive blood loss, eyes removed and screaming might be a bit much for some viewers.

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CLC hosts Miss America pageant Feb. 17 Kathleen Hunt Staff Reporter

The Miss Capital City Pageant is the first ever Miss America local preliminary to be held at the College of Lake County. Having relocated to Grayslake from Springfield, the pageant directors, Rachel Johnson and Corina Harwood, decided to christen their new location with a surprise: the pageant will be crowning two titleholders, Miss Capital City 2013 and Miss North Shore 2013. The title of Miss North Shore 2013 will only be open to first time competitors to the Miss America Organization. After their crowning on Feb. 17, both young women will begin preparing for the Miss Illinois Pageant, one of 53 the preliminaries for the nationwide Miss America Pageant. As they prepare, the two title holders will actively promote their platforms at the community and state level. They will continue to refine their talents, their interview and public speaking skills will be polished, and they will maintain a healthy life style. The Miss Illinois Pageant is a weeklong competition to be held in Marion, Illinois

June 24th through the 29th. These preparations will ensure that they are heightened to their best, both mentally and physically. Katie Donnellan, a first time competitor within the Miss America Organization, recently signed up to compete in the Miss Capital City Pageant. “I am so excited to be up on stage and also having the chance to get my voice heard concerning my platform [Equine Assisted Therapy],” said Donnellan. Donnellan upholds enthusiasm for the most emphasized of the, “Four Points of the Miss America Photo by • Kathleen Hunt Crown: Service, Miss Capital City pageant will be held in Grayslake for the first time in its history. Scholarship, Success and Style,” a creed which is commonly referenced in the organiza- Miss America Organiza- cumulative score. have been working towards,” tion. tion: Talent, determination, “Miss America contes- said Stephanie McGovern. These four points are held intelligence and community- tants serve, inspire, and The Miss Capital City as a standard for the young mindedness,” explained grow though the program,” Pageant will be held at the women who compete within Rachel Johnson, Executive concluded Johnson. College of Lake County on the Miss America Organiza- Director of the Miss Capital Past winners find the year Sunday, Feb. 17 at 3 p.m. tion. City Pageant. of service beneficial. All profits from ticket sales “Judging is based on a perInterview accounts for 25 “Being Miss Capital City will be split between the sonal interview, talent, eve- percent of the final score, was the experience of a two titleholders as a scholning wear, and physical fit- talent for 35 percent, 20 lifetime. I learned so much arship. One young woman ness.  Along with exemplary percent for evening gown, about myself this past year from both the Teen and Preacademic achievement and life-style and fitness in and truly bettered myself. I Teen age categories will also community involvement, swimsuit for 15 percent, gained confidence on stage be crowned. we look for young women and the on stage question to- and during interviews which For more information go that exhibit the ideals of the tals the final 5 percent of the will help me earn the job I to misscapitalcityil.org.


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Yordan Hernandez loses 80 7 lbs. using CLC’s gym Courtney Gillen Features Edi-

With health kicks on the rise around the country being brought to the main stage media’s attention, inspiring and motivational stories of weight loss have begun to spring up everywhere. CLC student, Yordan Hernandez, claims that he has been overweight for as far back as he can recall creating struggles with self-esteem, clothing, and bullying. “I remember being a kid and having to shop in the men’s section because the kid’s section didn’t carry my size. As can be expected, I was a victim of bullying because of t my weight and that was pretty hard,” said Hernandez. Throughout most of ”his life, Hernandez con-

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tinued to deal with these struggles until a doctor’s visit in 2011 shook him and pushed for a change in habits. “[The doctor] told me that I weighed 280 pounds. When I heard that, it really hit me how close to 300 that I was and knew that if I ever hit that number that would be it, I’d never lose the weight and I would continue wasting my life by adhering to my insecurities and body issues,” said Hernandez. In this realization, Hernandez started to take the first step he need to make sure he never hit 300. With a love for fashion and fear of further difficulties in life that being overweight may possess, Hernandez decided to make lifestyle changes and make the effort to lose weight, starting with the CLC gym.

“I started working out with a friend a couple days a week, but I hadn’t fully committed. It wasn’t until May of 2012 when I finally got committed and serious about my diet, I started to count calories and I’ve been committed ever since,” said Hernandez. Hernandez contributes his now 80 pound weight loss to working out five days a week for four hours a day and counting calories. “I still have more weight that I need to lose, and I will, but at this point I’m very proud of myself and am enjoying the rewards that my weight loss has brought me, like a newfound self-esteem,” said Hernandez, “I think that when it comes to losing weight, or any other changes in life for that matter, it just comes down to being ready to take that

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s e - Morgan Cochara n Staff Reporter o There is only one time of the year when you start to ohear love poems, when everything in the local stores turn pink and red, Valentine’s Day. It is a time where chocolates, candy hearts, and roses are advertised everywhere. What does this mean? Valentine’s day was originated from the ancient Roman festival of Lupercallis/Lupercalia which was a fertility celebration that took place on Feb. 15. More than a thousand years ago there was a man named St. Valentine, however, we do not know who he was or how he became associated with this holiday. This makes the history of Valentine’s day a little mysterious. During the rise of

Christianity in Europe, many pagan holidays we renamed and dedicated to the early Christian martyrs. In 496 AD, Pope Gelasius turned Lupercalia into a Christian feast day and set its observance a day earlier, which is the current date, Feb. 14. It is only recently that the holiday was then associated with love. During the Middle Ages, it was commonly believed in France and England that Feb. 14 was the beginning of the mating season for birds. This added to the idea that Valentine’s Day should be a day for romance. It is often debated whether or not it’s a time to spend with loved ones, or if it is just a way for Hallmark and other corporations to make money. USA Today states that this Valentine’s day the total spending in America will be about 17.6 billion dollars.

Valentine’s Day has become a lot more than just a box of chocolates leaving many wondering what the holiday is really about. Many students believe that Valentine’s is a definite Hallmark holiday. “I think it’s a hallmark holiday. If you really care about someone you show them that love every day,” Andrew Stolcers said. But some believe it’s still about love. “I agree however, why not have one day that can bring you together and help you remember all the reasons you love each other,” Janie Mae Reinhart said. Many people in relationships might agree with that. No matter how long someone has been in a relationship, it is nice to have one day to just spend time with each other, even without all the expense. Whether you have that special someone, it is important to stay positive and

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Women’s basketball team off to fast start Anthony skillen Staff Reporter

The CLC women’s basketball team is midway through the season and the team has a strong record of 13-8 to show for all of the work that they have done. “Besides the setbacks from injuries we have been doing well,” said Head coach Bill Braman. “The team has responded remarkably well and it shows their competitive spirit; they always pick up the slack.” Throughout the season, the team has been improving and always showing progress every time they hit the floor. “We have been progressing at a nice and solid rate and it has shown on the floor,” Braman said. The Lancers have won four of their last five games and are shooting 40 percent from the floor. “The way [the players] improve is by their execution and it has been getting better every time out,” said Braman. “If you look at the first game compared to now, you can see that there has been a tremendous difference in the execution.” Despite their winning re-

cord, the Lancers aren’t letting their guard down. “The season has gone better than expected and that we are breaking the stereotype that junior college athletes aren’t dedicated,” said guard Jennifer Totten. Coach Braman has always emphasized that his team’s first priority is their schoolwork. “The player makes the athlete, but the most import thing is your academic performance,” said Braman. “Academic performance definitely takes precedence over athletic performance. Where some teams have superstitious pre-game rituals, Braman doesn’t do anything special. “We do what every other college does; shoot around, pre-game meeting, warmup, and the game,” said Braman. Outside of academics and the game, Braman makes sure that the team has good leaders and they will know how to be successful in the real world from being a part of college sports. “One of the things that you will understand from research is that former college athletes understand competi-

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tive situations, they understand how to be a leaders.” said Braman. “He shows that there are different ways to comprehend the game and learn the game without cardio punishment,” said Totten. “He will not push you and you are responsible to push yourself to do your best.”

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