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Concerns of low morale grow among CLC employees Miles Hoehne Copy Editor

Some members of the college’s faculty and staff have expressed that low morale is among the concerns that spurred a number of them to attend the Oct. 22 Board of Trustees meeting and an Oct. 23 forum with CLC President Jerry Weber. In an email sent to all members of the faculty, Tracey Hoy, chair of the Faculty Senate listed a number of issues she said the staff should be concerned about. The concerns included the lack of

faculty involvement in the decision-making process of reorganizing college departments and a noticeable culture in which some employees are afraid to speak up. Hoy urged for a large faculty presence at both meetings. Hoy explained why she sent out the message. “I felt that the faculty really didn’t know what was going on and were less engaged perhaps than they should be,” Hoy said. “I think that as faculty we have the responsibility to speak up when we see things that are

unusual or upsetting or concerning.” On Aug. 22, the college sent a survey about the reorganization reform, asking faculty and staff to provide feedback about “both the opportunities and potential challenges they saw in the reorganizations.” The biggest concern among 53 percent of staff and faculty is the possible conflict of interest that will arise as HR will be required to report to the vice president of Administrative Affairs. MORALE / page 2

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CLC goalie Chelsea Knaack is a “keeper”

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Continued from 1 According to Weber, who said he talked with neighboring colleges, the merge as a benefit the college in the long run. “In my experience, Administrative Affairs and HR working together can be just as effective as the alignment we had,” he said. “I’m not even sure how that kind of conflict of interest can occur, because it runs counter to my own experience and I haven’t seen the conflict.” Another concern among members of CLC staff and faculty is the ESL students being uprooted from Lakeshore to the Grayslake campus and having the Nursing Program shifting from Grayslake to LSC. In an Oct. 22 letter presented to the board, ten faculty members who teach at the Lakeshore campus said lack of communication between the administration and staff is a serious gap. The letter says members of subcommittees are left in the dark, having to personally ask what is going on with the LSC expansion project and what the vision

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for the project is. The letter was presented to the Board by Cathy Colton, co-chair of the English department. “Many of these students and other who come here are less well-prepared for college and need transitional work in developmental classes before entering programs like the health care programs,” Colton told the Board. The current amount of LSC classes are ABE and GED based, so the goal is to keep access open to students academically and financially, according to the letter. The letter concluded with a summary of its major concerns: • “ M a r g i n a l i z a t i o n of the employees who work at Lakeshore; • “Student access— both academic and financial—for those living in Northeast Lake County; • “Planning and vision for this Campus: the State promised money for Lakeshore about five years ago; the program planning could have

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schedule he is unable to make it to every event. “I don’t particularly think it’s the role of the president to walk through the halls and talk to folks,” he said. “The president should be representing the institution.”

There are many concern throughout college and no certainty as to how they will be resolved, it appears as though the faculty will have to wait and see what direction the administration and Weber will take.


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begun sooner. At the juncture, we want a well-defined, wellcommunicated, and inclusive process.” Adressing the concerns of moving the ESL program over to the Grayslake campus, Students from Lakeshore’s ESL program stood in front of the Board, giving reasons why the wanted to keep program at LSC. Weber said he was familiar with the move of the Nursing Program, but not the ESL move. Respondents to the Aug. 22 survey also expressed concerns about the lack of diversity among top administrators. Weber said he is convinced there is enough diversity in the upper administration. The survey respondents specifically referred to the top three positions at CLC. While some faculty have said they rarely see President in the halls of the school, others have reported his presence at many events. In response to the comments about his lack of presence, Weber said that due to his busy


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Continued from 1 CLC will be hosting National French Week Nov. 1 through Nov. 8. Over the course of the week, there will be multiple presentations on French culture, including music and a movie. The first event will take place on Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. in room A162, where the movie Holy Motors will be shown. Holy Motors is an authentic french film directed by Leos Carax. The main character, played by Denis Lavant, changes his identity several times throughout the movie to take care of some “appointments” he has. The bizarre “appointments” involve interactions with many different people and make it appear as though Lavant’s character could possibly be traveling through time. On Nov. 4 at 7 p.m., Fodé Camara will be giving a presentation in room C005. The presentation will be on the culture and traditions of Guinea in West Africa. Fodé Camara is from Guinea himself and is a member of the Susu ethnic group. He will be discuss his experiences growing up in West Africa. He is also a musician, artist, storyteller and performer. Camara is


a guest faculty member at Medusa’s Musical Mysteries and has spent the past eight years touring the U.S. and Canada. He even helps teach traditional percussion music from Guinea and creates African hand drums using natural materials. In room C005 on Nov. 5 at 7 p.m., there will be another presentation by Dr. George Aynilian about the French Mandate for Syria and Lebanon after World War I. Aynilian was born and educated in Beirut, Lebanon. He proceeded to work in pharmaceutical chemistry at Abbott Laboratories for 30 years and was also a member of Scientific Board of World Health Organization’s Malaria Venture. Dr. Aynilian will discuss the history of the Ottoman Empire and how it was planned in World War I and eventually formalized in the 1920’s. Also to be discussed is how France was assigned the mandate of Greater Syria and how although Arab Muslim inhabitants did not approve, the mandate lasted until Syria and Lebanon became independent countries. “Dr. George Aynilian is a former student of mine,”

said Maria Manterola, the organizer of French Week at CLC. “He took classes at CLC because wanted to refresh his French skills. He was born in Lebanon so I knew he would be a good addition to National French Week.” The final event of National French Week will take place in room C005 on Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. The event will be a musical performance by Dennis Stroughmatt et l’Esprit Creole. This music is a blend of Celtic, Canadian, and old time sounds. Although the music has been passed down for over three centuries, it still remains true to tradition. The musical group will present songs, stories and music of French culture. “This week is important to have at CLC because it brings culture, awareness and information about the world to the school and the surrounding community,” said Manterola. National French Week will be the place to be for anyone who is interested in French culture and may like to learn more about it. Even those who are not students at CLC are welcome to attend. For more information on French Week events, contact Maria Manterola at (847) 543-2291 or mmanterola@clcillinois. edu.


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CLC hosts open house for prospective students on Nov. 12 Press Release

High school students as well as adults will have the opportunity to learn about attending the College of Lake County at an Open House to be held from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at the Grayslake campus. Participants may take a campus tour and attend a student services fair to learn about support programs and campus life. Students may visit with faculty and staff to learn about transfer and career programs in

Biological and Health Sciences; Business; Communication Arts, Humanities and Fine Arts; Engineering, Math and Physical Sciences; and Social Sciences. The Open House will provide answers to the questions that prospective students (and their parents) most frequently ask, all in a two-hour program. Looking for opportunities? Check out Chronicle! Room C-101 847-543-2057

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Furloughed workers to pay taxes on lost wages


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In Illinois countless federal workers were affected by the partial government shutdown that began on Oct. 1 of this month, lasting a total of 16 days. So much so that 2,937 federal workers felt as if they had no choice but to apply for unemployment for fear of not knowing how long they would be out of work. The Chicago Tribune stated that unfortunately only 577 of the 2,937 were actually granted the unemployment benefit. At this point it is unclear if all states will require Federal workers to repay the money they received during the shutdown. Before the partial shutdown, the state warned that if the workers were to choose the unemployment benefits option, that it would eventually have to be paid back to the state. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the “furloughed Federal employees in Illinois must repay $230,000 once they receive back pay.” However, the current spokesman for the Illinois Department of Employment Security, Greg Rivara did not give the federal workers any deadline for when the borrowed money will need to be returned to the state. “Those who did not pay the state back would lose part of their tax refunds,” he said. Rivara said that Illinois could go after the federal employees and get the money one way or the other. “The federal workers that completed their payments on time would have a chance to set up a repayment plan,” he said, also stating that he “Does not expect the money to be recovered before Christmas, or by New Years.” Overall, the department director Jay Rowell labeled the dramatic amount of federal workers applying for the benefit “another consequence” of the partial shutdown that occurred.

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CLC goalie Chelsea Knaack is a “keeper” Trey Martin News Editor

Chelsea Knaack, 23, is the goalie for the CLC women’s soccer team and has lead them to the regional semifinals with a 7-0 win, over Richard J. Daley College. She is the number one goalie in the region and recently cracked the national top-10. CLC is 14-4 this season and in the 14 games Chelsea has started she has allowed only three goals and earned an unreal .24 GAA. She credits her success up to this point to her father, who she also said was her biggest inspiration. Chelsea doesn’t really have any pregame superstitions but she always listens to dubstep to get pumped up for the game. Clearly it’s working. While she is all smiles off the field and considers herself a relatively evenkeel person, once she steps on the field, it’s a different story. She is a fiery competitor who, despite adoring her teammates, will not hesitate to yell out instructions. Chelsea is undoubtedly the

vocal leader of the team. “I love everyone on this team,” she said.“This is the closest I’ve ever been with a team.” Her plan is to transfer from CLC after next semester, but she is not sure where yet. There have been a few suitors and she would ideally like to end up somewhere warm. After college, she plans to continue playing soccer competitively for as long as possible and then move back to the Los Angeles area. She is interested in acting and hopes to do something in that field after her she is done playing soccer. Off the field, when she gets time to herself, Chelsea likes to hang out with her friends and catch up on her sleep. Soccer and school take up almost all of her time, so when she does get a night off she really appreciates being able to just kick back and relax. She enjoys action movies and watching UFC fights on TV. For work, Chelsea coaches freshmen and sophomore high school goalies at Lil Kickers. Coaching is some-

thing she really enjoys and would consider doing even after her soccer career. Chelsea was born in Arlington Heights, but moved to Santa Clarita, California soon after. She is an only child and has always liked it that way. She started playing soccer at four and fell in love with the game immediately. She has never seriously pursued another sport and has been a goalie since day one. She moved back to the Lake County area five years ago and attended Harper College, studying marine biology, but did not like the subject. She transferred to CLC before last season and is now an art major. For the time being, Chelsea is focused on soccer. She doesn’t see any reason why the Lancers can’t win the region and believes her team has what it takes to be a serious threat at nationals. “I think we have a great shot,” she said, “if we can work together and keep our heads clear.” Chelsea and the Lancers will be playing in the Region Four Semi-Finals Nov. 2.

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CLC Women’s goalie Chelsea Knaack has delievered 11 shutouts for the Lancers this season. She is ranked first the region and has recently broken into the national spotlight, ranking second for her save percentage (.941).

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Local coffee house provides a unique brew Han Aranda A&E Editor

Across the tracks of the Libertyville train station sits a new neighbor harboring an exquisite captivation of the senses. Upon entering the new shop, guests are taken aback as they are embraced by the sweet and nutty aromas of freshly roasted coffee beans, a select variety of specialty coffee beverages and gracious greetings from the staff. This is not the average coffeehouse. Hansa Coffee Roasters opened their doors in Oct. 2013. They are an independent specialty coffee house and part of the growing third wave cultural movement of specialty coffee roasters in the United States located at 755 North Milwaukee Ave. Libertyville, ILL. 60048. Tom Maegdlin, chief coffee roaster at Hansa Coffee Roasters, initially experimented with specific types of imported coffee beans and roasted them at home. He would sell them to family and friends. It was a creative escape for Maegdlin, whose coffee roots are intertwined throughout his childhood. His passion for the roasting trade is stemmed from and reflected within his extensive work experience at different coffee shops from Tempe, Az. to Milwaukee, Wisc. While working as a broker for a local bank in Lake County, Maegdlin and his Hansa Coffee Roasters business partner Kevin Kane would frequently visit Caribou Coffee in Libertyville for their morning cup up until it closed its doors in the spring of 2013. “When Caribou Coffee closed, we realized we were living in a coffee desert,” said Maegdlin. The closing of the Caribou Coffee chain was a catalyst and further prompted Maegdlin and Kane to pursue their coffee business plans. Maegdlin said, “Originally we looked into the old Caribou space, but

never wanted to be associated with an old coffee brand, we wanted to build our own identity.” Set on historical preservation and awareness, Maegdlin and Kane chose an old auto shop building in Libertyville for their location. The location was partly chosen as a means to preserve the building. “We’re really big into history here,” said Maegdlin. The location of their coffee shop adds to the unique creativity and the image they are promoting. The name “Hansa” is reflective of the Hanseatic League throughout northern Europe between the 14 and 18 centuries, whose sole purpose was to protect the independent interests and privileges of cities and countries along the old merchant trade routes. Maegdlin’s familial roots date back to Rostock, Germany in the midst of the Hanseatic League. It is this resurfaced image of historical independence that ripples with sounding resonance at the core of Hansa Coffee Roasters, paralleling the independence of third wave coffee roasters worldwide. Coffee is widely recognized as a strong influential caffeinated beverage of choice in the American culture. In the recent decade, the United States has become the coffee leader in specialty coffee innovation, with the rise of the third wave coffee movement. According to Maegdlin, Portland, Or. is recognized as the Mecca for coffee in the United States, but he credits Michael Phillips of Handsome Coffee Roasters in Los Angeles as being an influential coffee innovator for the specialty coffee movement. “They brew coffee as a small, medium, and large coffee with milk,” said Maegdlin. “They’ve taken out all the jargon so as not to confuse people.” Maegdlin said that removing the excessive amounts of additive syrup flavorings and re-attributing the focus on the roast

of the coffee bean, then the result is a more enjoyable cup of coffee for the customer. The favored technique at Hansa Coffee Roasters is the pour over method. It involves the slow pouring of hot water over finely ground coffee beans that sit in an inverted cone. Hot water is then slowly introduced to the grounds as it extracts the flavors and aromas from the roasted ground beans and drips into the beaker below it. It is an experience in and of itself as customers observe and indulge in the process. “Ingredients have a very special power, certain things have an innate quality to them, almost like a magical thing,” said Maegdlin. “If we start thinking we can control the magical process or think that we are the sole reason that makes the coffee taste that way, it loses what makes it special.” Maegdlin said that the biggest obstacle is communicating and informing people about specialty coffee. Hansa Coffee Roasters have developed a process of selecting, importing and roasting coffee. Maegdlin selects specific coffee beans from specific importers. Once the beans arrive at Hansa, Maegdlin gets to work roasting. The roasting of the coffee beans is a science and an art. The roasting coffee philosophy at Hansa Coffee Roasters is to listen to the coffee. “The way coffee behaves in the roaster, it will start to smell a certain way and then it will tell you when it is done,” Maegdlin said. “Coffee behaves in a way that, everything the coffee needs to taste great is in there, you just got to let it do its thing.” Maegdlin said, “If we get too dogmatic with coffee, you end up telling the coffee what to do, when really, the coffee tells you what to do.” This approach to the dark beverage is a growing sensation in the United States and is making quite

the awareness in the Lake County community. It is attracting and turning the heads of coffee aficionados nearby. Alex Campbell, Maegdlin’s fiancé and chief storyteller at Hansa Coffee Roasters, said the role and concept of community that is intertwined with this third wave coffee movement. “In addition to being about coffee it is about creating community and supporting your locally owned businesses,” she said. “It is a movement with our generation, that is becoming very important.” Hansa Coffee Roasters is more than just coffee. “This is a place for local people, by local people,” said Maegdlin.

“This is a place where you can still feel the magic of the ingredient and a place where you can have a fun.” College of Lake County students receive 10 percent off with school I.D. Hours are Monday through Friday 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Check out hansacoffee. com for more information.

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‘Las Cafeteras’ brings L.A. vibe to CLC

Linda Braus

Staff Reporter

Energetic musical group Las Cafeteras is paying a visit to CLC on Nov. 5. The free event begins with a performance by Las Cafeteras from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in room C005. Following the concert, they are hosting a workshop on racism called “Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That!” from 1:30-3 p.m. in C003. Three areas of campus worked

together to make the event possible: the Multicultural Student Center, the Diversity Commission, and the Social Sciences division. The group hails from East Los Angeles. Las Cafeteras calls their music an eclectic, bilingual blend of AfroMexican (aka son jarocho), hip-hop, and folk varieties with the addition of Native American sounds. They have performed in numerous venues, including opening for Grammy award-winning

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Las Cafeteras will play a free concert at CLC on Nov. 5.

artists Lila Downs and Ozomatli. They are critically acclaimed, having recently been named “Best Latin Alternative Band 2013” by LA Weekly. Las Cafeteras is not just a catchy musical venture, however. They are socially minded, and their music contains ample political themes. As their website reveals, the group’s mission statement is “for the purpose of building autonomous communities.” Following the concert, the workshop they will be leading will employ “conscious comedy” and honest discussions with students and staff to break down patterns of oppression. A group of faculty including Academic Operations Manager Jorge Nieto attended the National Conference of Race and Ethnicity earlier this year and “really enjoyed the group and their subsequent discussion.” Nieto also touched on what the presentation will

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Las Cafeteras plays a mix of mexican, hip-hop and folk.

offer the CLC commu- and mental imagery of nity and why it is necessary individuals who happen to for such discussions. seem different.” “As our community For more informabecomes more diverse, tion about Las Cafeteras, the college community as visit their website at http:// a whole needs to cre- To check ate an environment of out their music or purchase inclusivity and respect. their first album, “It’s In order to achieve those Time,” go to http:// goals we must first be lascafeteras.bandcamp. self-reflective on our com/. They can also be personal bias,” he said. “This found on Facebook (faceawareness will allow each and of us to shatter stereotypes Twitter (@lascafeteras).

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Katy Perry’s ‘Prism’ transcends genres Alexis Malapitan Staff Reporter

Known best for her cotton candy image and bursts of color songs, the singer/ songwriter, businesswoman and actress Katy Perry released her fourth album on Oct. 18, as a follow-up to her phenomenally successful sophomore album, “Teenage Dream”, released in 2010. Perry’s fourth studio album, “Prism”, is her way of showing the world she has matured into the young woman we see today. While “Teenage Dream” produced five number one singles, making it the only album since Michael Jackson’s “Bad” to successfully do so, Perry graduates from her confetti-filled appearance both physically and lyrically, signifying she is in a brand new place, which is clearly apparent in this vivid album. “Prism” presents a more varied and mature Perry. Still including her radio friendly pop songs, this album demonstrates the singer’s ability to sing earnest ballads. At the same time, she still incorporates her sweet, friendly songs that we all know and love, but with a new savory twist. Throughout “Prism”, she includes a variety of genres, such as 80’s popfunk, 90’s dance-factory, and of course, ballads. In each song of Perry’s record, the singer manages to tell heartfelt but lively stories, each of which tie into her real life. The 28-year-old finally takes a long, but confident, step to adult-

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Katy Perry released her fourth studio album ‘Prism’ Oct. 18. It features 13 new songs. hood as she seems to write each song with care and consciousness. Perry includes wellknown artists like Juicy J., still showing her fans she hasn’t completely drifted from the ‘California Girl’ image. “Prism” has its share of bright colored fun, but includes a more detailed and delicate shade of sincerity. The multi-talented singer has proven to the world time and time again that she isn’t all about one genre; she has the

capability to captivate the audiences’ attention with her thick, honest voice which is demonstrated in the few ballads in this album. Songs like “Unconditionally” present the singer’s vulnerable side and her ability to express her undying love for longtime boyfriend, John Mayer. “Dark Horse,” featuring Juicy J. shows Perry’s more feminine and seductive side, saying, “Mark my words; this love will make you

levitate like a bird, like a bird without a cage.” She also makes several references to the Greek goddess of love and beauty, Aphrodite, telling fans to “make me your one and only, don’t make me your enemy.” Her other song, “This is How We Do,” often repeats, “It’s no big deal,” in the chorus. This particular song showcases Perry’s silly side, showing that she is able to have fun when recording a song. She is able to

include old-school tactics when recording, saying, “Bring the beat back!” after a long pause in the middle of the song. This is a great song for a party and will make you want to dance with the people you love. You can hear the laughter included in her voice as she enjoys every moment of recording the song, “Roar,” one of Perry’s most recent songs. It teaches people to break free and to stand up for themselves. Perry, unlike many of today’s singers, inspires people and fans of hers to change for the better. This is shown in the 11th track of her album, “This Moment”. Here, she tells her fans to simply stop living in the past, that moving forward and living in the present is what we should do and to “seize the future.” Overall, I was pleasantly surprised with this album because it was something I never expected from Perry. The singer is able to sing about her negative experiences through life in a lighter, healthier manner. She has definitely outgrown her Barbie days – letting go of her multi-colored wigs and showing her true colors. Her spunk is to be admired, and as a musician she is very talented. “Prism” is Perry’s message to fans, showing that she is able to sing about more than love and rainbowcolored pastries. This album shows that she is just like any other normal human being going through the same struggles we face every day.

‘Bus Stop’ joins strangers on stage, at CLC Press Release

Tony Award-winning dramatic comedy ‘Bus Stop’ will be presented by the College of Lake County Theatre department on Nov. 8, 9, 14, 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. The play was written by William Inge and is directed by Thomas B. Mitchell. The play tells the story of what happens when a bus full of strangers are stranded outside of Kansas City and must spend the night together in a roadside diner. At the center of it all is Bo, a headstrong, lovesick cowboy and Cherie, the nightclub singer he is determined to marry. Through laughter, friendship and heartache,

the eight weary travelers get to know each other and themselves a little better in this touching American classic. “This period piece has universal appeal because of its strong characters,” said Mitchell, “Like some modern TV shows such as ‘Friends’ and ‘How I met Your Mother,’ we all know people with these character traits and can relate easily to them. These people embody all of humanity.” The interesting cast of characters who get to know each other’s foibles and challenges include Grace Hoylard, owner of the diner (Hannah Shepherd of Antioch); Elma Duckworth, an

intelligent but naive high school girl and waitress (Nina Wilson of Grayslake); Will Masters, the local sheriff (John Stergiou of Gurnee); Dr. Gerald Lyman, a college philosophy professor who drinks too much and enjoys the company of young women (Ned Ricks of Gurnee); Cherie, an aspiring nightclub singer (Emilia Dvorak of Long Grove); Bo Decker, a brash young cowboy (Connor Rudynski of Lindenhurst); Virgil Blessing, an older, wiser cowboy/ father figure to Bo (Michael Dvorak of Long Grove); and Carl, the flirtatious bus driver (Arthur Zdrinc of Hainesville) The play will be held in the Stu-

dio Theatre of the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts. Regular tickets are $10 and $8 for CLC students, seniors, teens and JLC subscribers $8. A special buy one ticket, get one free promotion will be held on Nov. 8 and 14. This offer will not be available online. The Box Office is open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 90 minutes prior to each performance. College theatre performances make excellent group outings, and groups of six or more people are eligible for discounted ticket prices. Call group sales at (847) 543-2431 or email JLCgroupsales@clcillinois. edu for more information.



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Werner brings Midwestern charm to CLC Megan Lauer Staff Reporter

There’s never a dull moment during Susan Werner’s performance of her latest album, “Hayseed Project”. She engages her audience, making them think while simultaneously being light hearted and humorous. On Friday, November 8th, this singer/songwriter will delight audiences with on stage seating during her performance on the Mainstage Theater of the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts. She composes and performs songs that seamlessly slide between folk, jazz, and pop. “Hayseed Project” emphasizes these qualities and pays tribute to American agriculture. Werner even grew up on a farm in Eastern Iowa and cleverly integrates in her songs subjects that are familiar to farmers: agrochemicals, climate change, drought, sustainable agriculture and farmer’s markets. Her songs are as hilarious as they are insightful, and the varied cast of characters she sings about reflects upon these traits. “There’s a certain sense of

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Susan Werner preforms her album “Hayseed Project” at the James Lumber Center. Music campaign...and a humor that goes along with operas. Ultimately, she decided percentage of the money farming because things don’t always turn out the way you to forgo a career as an raised was donated to three opera singer and ended farming charities.” expected,” Werner said. The album was produced “If you can’t laugh about up pursuing songwriting by Boston-based songwriter it, you might be in the wrong instead. She built her reputation at and producer Crit Harmon, line of work.” Werner began playing the jazz clubs, coffeehouses and who grew up in on a farm in the Midwest too. guitar and singing at age folk festivals. “Hayseed Project” is the “Harmon knows the five, making her debut at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in fourth in a series of albums, business end of a honey but this one hits close to wagon. Manchester, Iowa. I knew he’d get the spirit She earned a degree in home for her. It has a sound “that’s as... of the songs, the sense of voice from the University of Iowa and went on to organic as a sound can get.” humor...,” Werner said, “He According to the totally got it when I said this complete her graduate degree at Temple University biography on her website, should sound like it’s being in Philadelphia. “the entire project began played on the front porch While there she performed with seed money from fans of a farmhouse.” in numerous recitals and during a successful PledgeWerner’s music bridges

the gap between those from suburban, rural, or even urban backgrounds. Her humorous commentary bits about American agriculture reflect debates we hear in the news about farming. “Dubuque was the big city where I grew up, and that’s about as urban as the sound on this album could get and still be true to Delaware County, Prairie Township, Section 14,” Werner said. But when it comes right down to it, what is Werner’s purpose for performing? The answer is as lighthearted as her music: laughter. “To write a song like “Egg Money” or “City Kids” [and] see a song like that make my parents laugh, my brothers laugh, my cousins, my high school friends, and see people all across the country laugh,” she finishes. You can enjoy an intimate musical performance with Susan Werner at the James Lumber Center for Performing Arts on Friday, November 8. Preferred seating tickets are $36, and Regular are $26. The Box Office is open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

‘Bad Grandpa’ not suitable for all ages Mallory Laskowski

grandfather-grandson moments, such as breakfast at Staff Reporter diners, walks in the park, Upon the recent death stealing from gas stations, of his wife, an 86-year-old and wandering into strip widower is excited to revisit clubs. singleness once more, until he unexpectedly and unhappily takes on the task of driving his young grandson across the country to reunite the boy with his biological father. Released Friday, October 25, 2013, Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa is about elderly Irving Zisman (Johnny Photo courtesy of Knoxville) and his 8-yearold grandson Billy (Jackson Running 92 minutes, this Nicoll) who travel from Nebraska to North Carolina R-rated comedy, directed by Jeff Tremaine, is nothing in a blue dated car. Their uneasy relation- short of explicit. Even at the very beginning ship evolves into a bond that is eventually strength- of the film, the audiences’ ened through typical eyes will be widened at the

presentation of shocking material. Whether or not the viewer is aware of Johnny Knoxville’s reputation as a Jackass, the candid camera idiocy is successful in leaving the audience flabbergasted with the use of foul language, countless sexual innuendos, somewhat graphic scenes, and general absurdity. Although some may not take well to this outlandish and obnoxious sense of humor, it is understandable why; the dialogue is crass, stupid and worthy of the occasional eye roll. For this reason, caution is advised. However, since Bad Grandpa is a candid camera film, the reactions of the unknowing victims are the

main attraction. Observing the common person’s unthinkable response to bizarre and explosive encounters is like a movie based around the show Impractical Jokers, where men perform outrageous stunts unbeknownst to the public in order to spark a funny reaction. As for Bad Grandpa, the film would not be booming if the events weren’t so extreme. It is for this reason that the movie’s ridiculousness and the hilarious reactions cannot be separated; they go hand-in-hand. They are mutually inclusive. On a different standpoint, the movie flowed very well. It was not choppy, but transitioned smoothly from

one scene to the next. The overall plot made sense and displayed a creative and thought-out sequence. It is notable how well the candid camera shots fit with the narrative of the film. It made the film easy to watch, which cannot be said for a lot of films. In summary, this movie is not everyone’s cup of tea. If this is the case, please refrain from spending an uncomfortable hour and a half in a theatre full of potential awkwardness. In contrast, any Knoxville fan would rave about this movie. It lives up to the standards that he is best known for being crazy, ridiculous, and a complete “Jackass.”

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“If we play the way we should play... we should come out with a win.” - Traversa SOCCER Continued from page 16

offense. Lancers nationally ranked goalkeeper, Chelsea Knaack had little to worry about, as the only shots that came her way presented no threat as they sailed wide of the goal. With just over the 25 minutes left in the first half, CLC freshman Taylor Butler scored the first goal of the game on a wide open break away shot. Despite the Daley goaltender’s best effort, Butler’s shot rolled just past her reach. Freshman, Kenia Dominquez followed suit, scoring the second goal of the game for the Lancers. Continuing to pick apart an exhausted Bulldogs’ defense, CLC lit up the scoreboard once more with nine minutes remaining in the first half on a powerful kick, by freshman Libbi Lindquits. As the horn sounded signifying the end of the first 45 minutes, Daley was facing a three goal deficit. The second half opened with a strong defensive stand by the Bulldogs as they did their very best to keep the Lancers’ offense at bay, but their efforts would fall short. 22 minutes into the second half, Freshman Anna Pierce scored her first of two goals for CLC. Her second goal of the game, ricocheting off the post and sending the ball behind Daley’s disoriented keeper. Even with a five point lead, the girls continued to reap havoc, as Freshman Sandra Zavala, scored two goals back to back in a span of five just minutes, raising the score to the game’s final of 7-0. .CLC head coach, Saverio Traversa acknowledged the need for improvement, as he expressed his optimism in his team’s chances this weekend. “I can be confident; I think if we play the way we should play, the way we know how to play then we should come out with a win,” Traversa said. The ladies now move on to the Semi-Finals Nov. 2 as they look to capture the win and earn themselves a one-way ticket to the Region Finals.


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Rose returns as Bulls fall to Heat, top Knicks Sam Greenberg Sports Editor

The NBA is back and with its return, comes the return of Derrick Rose and the Bulls, but that means that Lebron James and the two-time defending champion Heat lace up their sneakers as well. Even with all the hype surrounding Rose stepping on the court after and 18 month absense, the Bulls were quickly brought down to earth by a 107-95 dismantling at the hands of the Heat. Rose finished with just 12 points and five turnovers in 34 minutes. He showed flashes of the player he was before his injury, but struggled from the floor, shooting just 4-for-15 and 1-for-7 from beyond the arc. “I don’t think it was rust,” Rose told the Chicago Tribune. “It was just me missing shots. I’ve had worse shooting nights than this. If anything, I’m going to have amnesia about it and we play in two days.” Rose wasn’t the only one struggling on offense, as the Bulls had two separate scor-

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After missing 18 months with a knee injury, Derrick Rose returned to action Oct. 29. ing droughts in the first half, one which produced a 17-0 Heat run. Contributing to the offensive struggles, was the stifling Heat defense. “They did a good job of trapping Derrick, getting the ball out of his hands,” Joakim Noah told the Chicago Tribune. “But if they put two on the ball like that, we have to make them pay. It’s on all

of us.” Carlos Boozer did post a strong game, pouring in a team high 31 points, while Jimmy Butler put in 20. Luol Deng, who annually leads the team in minutes and is the Bulls best defender, drew his third foul in the first quarter and sat the entirety of the second quarter. “We have a whole season

to make a statement,” Rose told the Chicago Tribune. “If it was just a one-game season, that’s something we would be worried about. Luckily for the Bulls, the opener came and went quickly as they welcomed Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks to the United Center Oct. 31. Rose was a game time

decision with a sore neck, but took the floor in front of the home crowd and drained a baseline floater with 5.7 seconds left to propel the Bulls to an 8281 victory. “That’s what builds your resume,” Rose told the Associated Press. “ It leaves a mark on your legacy.” The Bulls led by as many as 13 in the game, but led by big man Tyson Chandler and Anthony, the Knicks staged a comeback and took an 81-80 lead with 10.8 seconds left. Anthony missed an elbow jumper as time expired and left the court dejected. Chicago was outscored 20-11 in the fourth quarter and shot just 2 of 15 in the final frame, with Rose making both shots. He ended the night with 18 points on 7 of 23 shooting and seven rebounds. Luol Deng added 17 points. The Bulls take their 1-1 record to Philadelphia to take on the Sixers on Nov. 2, before heading to take on division rival Indiana Nov. 6.

Blackhawks inconsistent on both sides of ice Sam Greenberg Sports Editor

It’s not the 24 game point streak from a year ago, but the Blackhawks are 8-2-3 and have won seven of their last ten games. Despite the winning record, they have an uncharacteristic 5-1-2 record at the United Center, with their most recent home loss coming at the hands of the Wild Oct. 26. The Hawks faced a 4-1 deficit early in the third period, when Patrick Kane netted his sixth goal of the season. Minnesota got the lead back to three and Marcus Kruger’s late goal proved to be too late as the Hawks fell 5-3. Bryan Bickell notched his fourth goal in as many games, but the personal achievement was bittersweet. “It’s nice scoring, but most importantly, it’s nice to score when you’re winning,” Bickell told the AP.

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Jonathan Toews posted a hat trick on Oct. 29. He finished the night with four points. The Hawks committed five of the twelve penalties in the game and went just one for seven on the power play. After the consecutive losses, the defending champs headed to Minnesota, looking for payback against the Wild. Patrick Sharp gave the

Hawks an early advantage, notching just his second goal of the season and his first since Oct. 15. “It was nice to put one in,” Sharp told AP. “Hopefully that starts something.” Minnesota tied the game at one early in the second period, but the Hawks poured

on with goals from Sheldon Brookbank and Nick Leddy in the second and goals from Kane and Brandon Saad in the third. The Blackhawks left Minnesota with a 5-1 victory. “We know we can play that way all the time, and I think this gives us some con-

fidence,” Leddy told AP. That new found confidence quickly fled when Ottawa invaded the United Center Oct. 29 and scored four goals before the end of the second period. Blackhawks back-up goalie Nikolai Khabibulin started in net and was prominently pulled after surrendering all four goals. Crawford took over and posted a solid game, making 14 saves on 15 shots. But the performance of the night went to the Hawks captain. Towes tallied a hat-trick and an assist on his way to a four point night. “I don’t know if it’s anything special going on,” Toews told AP. “Sometimes you go through ups and downs when you’re scoring and things are going in, and other nights, maybe not so much.” Towes and company head to Winnipeg for a matchup with the Jets on Nov. 2 before back-to-back games at home against Calgary, Nov. 3 and Winnipeg Nov. 6.

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Women’s soccer set for semi-finals Phil Brahm


Beginning their postseason campaign Oct. 29, the CLC women’s soccer team put an end to Daley College’s season with a 7-0 shutout, earning the Lancers a spot in the National Junior College Athletic Association Region Four Semi Finals. CLC began the first half with a rough start, as they missed a number of opportunities to score. Adding a host of offside penalties to the mix, the Lancers struggled to find their composure as they looked to extend their four game win streak. Battling against a shorthanded team who did not have a single player to subPhoto courtesy of Phil Brahm stitute, CLC’s defense dominated the field, limiting the Sandra Zavala, freshman midfielder for CLC winds up for a shot against Daley ColBulldogs’ time of possession lege. The Lancers defeated Daley 7-0 in Grayslake on Oct. 29 . and opportunities to create

Lancers compete in conference meet Miles Hoehne Copy Editor

Running in the Illinois Skyway Conference Meet, the CLC men’s and women’s cross country teams competed in Palos Hills, Ill. at the event hosted by Moraine Valley Community College on Oct. 26. Defeating heavily favored Morton College, the men’s team captured the first outright conference championship since 1988. The men won the meet, earning 31 points with the next team finishing 16 points behind them. The Lancers were led by Roberto Lara, finishing almost 30 seconds ahead of the runner up. Completing the 8K race with a time of

27:18, Lara took the lead at the two-mile mark, leaving the rest of the pack of runners in his dust. In addition to capturing the individual title, he was also named “Runner of the Year.” All of the remaining runners on the men’s team finished in the top 20. Ruben Riano placed fifth, followed by Peter Grum in eighth, landing both men a spot on the All Conference squad along with teammate Lara. This was the first time since 2005 that any school other than Morton College or Waubonsee received the title. Led by fourth place finisher Brooklyn Hisle, the women’s team ended in third, falling just four points short of receiving runner up. With the highest finish from

the Lancers in ten years, all five runners improved their 5K times. All conference honors were awarded to Hisle, along with teammate Mayra Deluna who placed tenth. Steve Blomgren, CLC’s head cross country coach, was gratified by the women’s performance. “In a race we ran in just a month ago we finished fifth and we were about 50 points behind Moraine Valley women’s team,” Blomgren said. “This past Saturday we still finished behind Moraine Valley, but we were only four points behind them.” Both teams will take the course Nov. 2 in Community Park, Channohan in the National Junior College Athletic Association Regional meet. A top two finish would

qualify the teams for the National Meet in Fort Dodge, Iowa. “A couple weeks ago I kind of thought we were on the outside looking in, but now that we’ve handled things so well with Morton I feel pretty confident that we’ll finish first or second,” Blomgren said. “We’re looking forward to seeing if we can win.”

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