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Biden comes out swinging in VP debate

Joshua May


Vice President Joe Biden went into Thursday night’s debate looking to swing the momentum of the race after a lackluster performance by President Obama in the first presidential debate. Biden came out aggressive against Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan, Governor Mitt Romney’s running mate. After Ryan explained his tickets stance on the situation in Libya, Biden responded saying, “With all due respect, that’s a bunch of malarkey,” Ryan was on the offensive as well, especially in regards to the economy.

“The choice is clear: a stagnant economy that promotes more government dependency or a dynamic, growing economy that promotes opportunity and jobs,” Ryan said. “Mitt Romney and I will not duck the tough issues, and we will not blame others for the next four years.” Biden made a direct apply to the Americans lack of trust in Republicans to keep middle class tax cuts and entitlement programs like Medicare and Social Security intact. “Folks, use your common sense. Who do you trust on this?” Biden said. The vice president went onto question the Romney ticket’s commitment to ordi-

nary Americans. “It shouldn’t be surprising for a guy who says 47 percent of the American people are unwilling to take responsibility of their own lives,” Biden said. “My friend [Ryan] recently said in a speech in Washington said 30 percent of the American people are takers. These people are my mom and dad, the people I grew up with, my neighbors. They pay more effective tax than Gov. Romney pays in his federal income tax. They are elderly people who in fact are living off of Social Security. They are veterans who are fighting in Afghanistan right now who are not quote, not paying taxes,” Before the debate, voters

expected Ryan to have a strong performance over the passionate yet gaffe prone Biden. A CNN Poll taken before the debate found that 55 percent of likely voters believed Ryan would win, while 39 percent said Biden would win. A CBS poll conducted shortly after the debates conclusion showed that 50 percent of uncommitted voters thought Biden won the debate, 31 percent believed Ryan won and 19 percent declared the debate a tie.Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus didn’t think Biden’s performance was strong enough to turn the tide of the election. “We had the momentum coming into this debate,”

Priebus said. “We still have the momentum. That means it was a bad night for the Democrats.” Biden’s performance reassured Democrats that the slide after Obama’s performance wouldn’t continue. “You saw the vice president be a happy warrior out there,” Campaign Manager Jim Messina said, “fighting for the middle class against talking points.” The race is currently a dead heat with Obama holding slim leads in crucial swing states. The next presidential debate will be held on Oct. 16 at Hofstra University. The debate will include foreign and domestic policy topics and be held in a town hall format.

Joe Biden looked to turn the tide of the election during his matchup with Wisconson Congressman Paul Ryan.


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Home invasion near campus causes lockdown

Joshua May


CLC’s Grayslake campus was under a state of alert around midnight on the evening of Sept. 28. Members of CLC Radio were on campus at the time and provided information on the situation through their Facebook page. “Campus Police have ordered all that are indoors on

the Grayslake Campus to stay in their offices/rooms with doors locked until further notice, or ‘call us back in about an hour’,” said a post on the CLC Radio Facebook page. The precautions followed a home invasion in the nearby College Trail subdivision that led to a search for four suspects. The four suspects fled the area at a high rate of speed

in a light colored 2002 Olds Bravada heading south on Atkinson road. The driver lost control and the vehicle struck an electric pole, according to the Grayslake Police as reported by TribLocal and the Grayslake Patch. The suspects fled and three were apprehended that night. A fourth suspect turned himself into police on Oct. 2. Two suspects have been charged with armed robbery,

unlawful restraint and residential burglary. The event raised concerns about CLC’s alert systems that were scheduled to be replaced. “Was informed after checking with CLC Police Dispatch to hold steady in office/booth until announced across the hall intercom. The only issue is that the intercom speaker nearest the station door hasn’t functioned prop-

erly for about 6 months, but has been reported. It is quite an old system slated to be replaced very soon. No messages were broadcast over the IP phones and no texts have been sent yet at this time to either students or staff/faculty,” a later post on the CLC Radio Facebook said. The CLC Police Department was not available for comment Thursday.

Free speech, Social media often in conflict

Nate Sousa

Opinion Editor

UK begins to reconsider Social Media Policies. The UK Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) plan to discuss new guidelines of policing social networking sites after UK Director of public prosecutions (DPP) Keir Starmer QC emphasized that social media users should be protected. “People have the right to be offensive, they have the

right to be insulting, and that has to be protected,” Starmer told the BBC. “Social media is a new and emerging phenomenon, raising difficult issues of principle.” These comments came in wake of two recent prosecutions of two young UK males for offensive postings on the social networking site, Facebook. Matthew Woods, 20, was sentenced to 12 weeks in jail for posting derogatory comments about a missing 5-year-old girl.

Azhar Ahmed, 20, was given 240 hours of community service for posting that “all soldiers should die and go to hell.” Starmer and the DPP have found it difficult to work within the existing law regarding social media. “The emerging thinking is that it might be sensible to divide and separate cases where there’s a campaign of harassment, (or) cases where there’s a credible and general threat, and prosecute in those sorts of

cases,” Starmer said, “And put in another category communications which are, as it were, merely offensive or grossly offensive. (It) doesn’t mean the second category are ring-fenced form prosecution, but it does I think, enable us to think of that group in a slightly different way.” The new guidelines would allow suitable authorities to handle offensive activity without criminal prosecution. “The threshold for pros-

ecution has to be high…We live in a democracy, and if free speech is to be protected there has to be a high threshold,” Starmer said. While more serious offenses will be considered for criminal prosecution, lesser offenses will not be taken lightly. “The fact that offensive remarks may not warrant a full criminal prosecution does not necessarily mean that no action should be taken,” Starrmer said.

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Women’s Center celebrates women’s suffrage month Courtney Gillen Features Editor

October celebrates Women’s Suffrage month, and in honor of such, CLC’s Women’s Center held a table in front of the main staircase registering students for the final day of voter registration Oct. 9 and passed out flyers educating students about history of women’s suffrage along with the voting process. “It’s important for women not only to vote, but know what our ancestors and the

women of America fought for,” CLC student Kristyne Kroschel said. “They didn’t just give us the right to vote, but fought for us to be equal to men. I think that women and their feats have been overlooked throughout history and we should take the time to educate ourselves and appreciate them.” Though Women’s Suffrage was not legalized until Aug. 26, 1920, the fight for women’s right to vote began back in 1848 at the Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, NY, and can even be traced further back.

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Suffragettes pose with a sign promoting their right to vote. Women eventually gained the right to vote with the passing of the 19th amendment in 1920.

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Tenutos debunk common Italian stereotypes Kelley Byrne Editor-in-Chief

Oct. 10, Sociology professors, John and Maria Jose Tenuto presented, “Italian Stereotypes: A Multimedia Presentation” in room C005. The hour long event sought to raise awareness of Italian stereotypes and the prejudice that follows them. One of the first things the Tenutos explained were common terms that Italians were called throughout history, and how some of them are misused today. “The word Guido in the traditional Italian culture refers to a hardworking immigrant... Someone who is willing to do work like construction work in order to take care of their family and send money back home. Being a Guido meant that

you were a hard-working person,” John Tenuto said as he showed a picture of his grandfather to the audience, “[my grandfather] came here, he was originally a boilermaker and then he worked in a shoe factory, eventually saved up his money and bought a grocery store... He worked very hard, he was a Guido, but that was a term of affection and respect.” He went on to talk about the Jersey Shore and how they have changed the perception of the term “Guido”. John Tenuto believes that the members of the Jersey Shore promote promiscuity, drug use, excessive drinking and partying and that they are not in fact reclaiming the word Guido, but are misappropriating it. “That isn’t what Italian culture has ever been about. The word Guido especially




was not about having fun and partying, it was about my grandfather, and all of our grandfathers and grandmothers, working hard to build a life for their family here,” John Tenuto said. He also points out that two of the Jersey Shore cast members are not in fact Italian, JWoww is of Scottish and Irish descent, and Snooki is Chilean although she was adopted by an Italian family. Of the stereotypes that were debunked in the presentation, a prominent one is that Italians are “tonto” or “stupid”. The Tenutos point to a study done by the Italic Institute of America that included 1233 Italian related hollywood films that had been released from 1928 to 2002. 29% of the characters in these films were borish, stupid, Jersey Shore type presentation. They showed that this stereotype does not only extend to Italian characters, but to characters of other ethnicities, most famously the character “Tonto” from “The Lone Ranger”, who was not only named the Italian word for stupid, but represented this stereotype even though he was a Native American, not Italian. Another stereotype presented was that Italians are “Lovers not fighters”. The Tenutos spoke about how many people believe that there are no Italian heroes, but how in reality many Italians were heroes, some even shaping the United States. One of the most famous influential Italians was Philip Mazzei who coined the phrase, “All men are created equal” which is included in the Declaration of Independence. The most prominent stereotype was that Italians are part of the mafia. The Tenutos explored this stereotype through the 1972 film, “The Godfather”. “Prior to this film 43% of films about Italians were related to the mafia. 57% percent after [the film], related to the mafia. The Godfather... really influenced and made popular, films about the

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John Tenuto stands in front of a photo of his Italian grandfather as he speaks about his hardwork and determination to provide for his family. mafia,” Maria Jose Tenuto said. This stereotype has been popularized with shows like “Mob Wives”, that glamourize the women who are connected to the Mafia and who often misrepresent Italian culture. The Tenutos offered multiple solutions to the problem of Italians being stereotyped in the media, one of the most relatable being education. “[CLC] is one of the few places where people of such different backgrounds get together with one another on equal footing... the longer you stay in school, the more people you meet, the less likely you are to judge people as stereotypes but rather to judge them as individuals,” John Tenuto said. Most powerfully, the Tenutos emphasized the

understanding of one’s own culture and heritage. “You are your grandparents dreams. if you can know what they went through whether they went through slavery... the holocaust... prejudice and discrimination in an economic sense. To know that background is one way that you can resist those stereotypes. Because really those stereotypes don’t mean anything if you know the facts,” said John Tenuto. John Tenuto and Maria Jose Tenuto have been teaching at CLC since 1998 and have each studied sociology for 20 years. They have collaborated on other events such as a panel on the film “Red Tails” and the Tuskegee Airmen, as well as a presentation on the actor Ricardo Montalban both last spring.

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Miguel’s sound blossoms on second album Joshua May


In the two years since Miguel’s, “All I Want is You,” he transformed himself from a standard R&B singer content with supplying hooks for rappers to a complete artist who bends genre and pushes the lyrical envelope. Miguel’s singles like “Sure Thing” and “Quickie” along with an appearance on Wale’s “Lotus Flower Bomb” built a

strong R&B fan base. But he wanted this album to be a reflection of his life and personality. “The first album was, ‘Hey, I’m talented.’ This one is like, ‘Hey, this is me. Let’s sit down and have a conversation? You want a drink? I’m going to have a Jack and Coke.’ You’ll get the idea and what the f--- I’m really into. It’s the sound of my life,” Miguel told Complex Magazine. His sophomore effort, “Kaleidoscope Dream,” is

all over the map in terms of production and lyrical content. Miguel experiments with a lot of sounds and subjects but bottom line, it all sounds good. The lead single, “Adorn,” is a classic mid-tempo R&B banger. The heavy bass, layered vocals and stellar falsetto have Miguel sounding like the second coming of Prince. After “Adorn,” “Dream” ventures into various parts of the musical landscape. “Do You” is a relaxed and

groovy, almost psychedelic stoner pop record. The guitar, echoed vocals and synths perfectly back the drug fueled euphoria he conveys in the song’s lyrics. “But do you like drugs, do you like drugs/ Yeah, Well me too, me too, me too babe,” He begins. “What about matinee movies, morning secrets/ Midnight summers, swim private beaches/ Rock, paper, scissors, wait best out of three/ My mama said the greatest things in life are free.”

Miguel also explores tougher topics including the existence of God and humanities latent cruelty in “Candles in the Sun.” “Diamond in the back/ Babies on crack/ Kickin’ the door/ Wavin’ the four four/ Candles in the sun, blowin’ in the wind/Sun goes down, Heroes often get shot/ Peace is long been forgot/ Ohh will it be too late when we found out? Yeah/ That we’re all that we got,” Miguel delivers on the style that made him famous

Stellar musical pieces propel Pitch Perfect Elise Roberston Staff Reporter

If you have seen the trailers for the new musical comedy “Pitch Perfect” you may find yourself inclined to see it for the character “Fat Amy” who is featured in each teaser. She is witty and strong, not a typical portrayal of the token chubby girl. Fat Amy, played by Australian actress, Rebel Wilson, was enough for me to see this movie, and I was really surprised by how fun the movie ended e up being. If you are lookn ing for a movie with a lot -

of substance and a complex plot, “Pitch Perfect” will be a disappointment, but that is not to say it is not enjoyable. I would not consider myself a huge fan of a cappella singing, but this movie takes it to another level and modernizes it with pop songs and elaborate choreography. The song numbers are catchy and full of energy. They are entertaining enough to be able to overlook some spotty writing and jokes that fall flat. The movie incorporated a lot of jokes to bring in a wider audience, but some jokes were more vulgar than others. This is not meant to deter

anyone curious from going, but it is a fair warning that you might find yourself only laughing at Fat Amy and her genuinely funny jokes. This is more likely because Wilson is also a comedian. The plot is sweet and to the point. An all-female a cappella grouped called The Barden Bellas recruit new members in hopes to make it far and win big in a cappella competition. Their main competitor is the all-male a cappella group called The Universal• The Chronicle Treblemakers. Great music masks some flaws in the writing “Pitch Perfect” is your typical college “against all odds” love story that most at. Overall, “Pitch Perfect” of its fresh musical numbers. would not even look twice is worth your while because There is definitely something

A&E Taken 2, Neeson deliver expected thrills Chronicle

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Joshua May


Audiences want car chases. Audiences want vengeance. Audiences want Liam Neeson threatening people and pulling off physical feats no other 60-year-old man can accomplish and “Taken 2” delivers. Neeson returns as retired CIA agent Bryan Mills, a swift wind of vengeance that exacts deadly justice with his bare hands. This time, Istanbul is the setting for the bloodbath as Mills battles relatives of the Albanian human traffickers he defeated in the original. The storyline is similar to the first film: A foreign vacation where members of the Mills’ family are taken by

Albanian human traffickers. Mills then kills his way to the location of the abducted family member. Like the first, all the bad guys die, some laughably. There could be column after column, nitpicking and criticizing this film but when it comes down to it, “Taken 2” does its job. Thought provoking Oscar contenders like “The Master” and “Cloud Atlas” have their place in the fall but cooler weather doesn’t EuropaCorp • The Chronicle make audiences enjoy a Liam Neeson returns as Operative Bryan Mills in the sequel to the breakout hit. simple actioner any less. Many critics have lambasted the similarities in named “Captured” and But this is “Taken 2.” ing skulls and the “Taken” the films’ plots. featured a different aging Luc Beeson writes a ridic- franchise continues breakThat critique would make lead and was made by other ulously action packed script ing banks, racking up $50 sense if this movie was French filmmakers. and Neeson continues crack- million opening week.

Looper turns time travel into action gold Kelley Byrne Editor-in-Chief

Time travel is a concept that never loses its popularity, but if it’s done incorrectly can confuse the viewer and bog down the overall story with its complexity. This is not the case with “Looper”. The film flows quickly and in one vital scene, explains the entire mechanism of the plot, the Loopers and the crime organization that controls them. The film focuses on Joe, played by Joseph GordonLevitt and his future self played by Bruce Willis. Of course, the co-stars don’t look much like each other in real life, so in order to make the film more believable, Gordon-Levitt wore surprisingly convincing makeup and prosthetics that made him almost unrecognizable. Young Joe is a looper in the year 2042, a time when time travel does not yet exist. Time travel will be invented 30 years from this time and after being immediately outlawed, only criminal organizations use it to kill people and dispose of the bodies. Joe’s job is to stand in a field and wait until a man sudden-

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Willis and Gordon Levitt play younger and older versions of the same assassin. ly appears. Each man wears the same style brown jacket and head covering to conceal his identity and avoid altering the future. A looper signs on for 30 year contracts, and when the 30 years is up, that looper is sent back in time to be killed

by his former self, this ends their contracts and they are able to live their lives for the next 30 years until they are captured and sent to their deaths. Old Joe is sent back to his former self in order to be killed and end his loop, but

young Joe is not successful Jane Ellefson, Reflection ibly unsettling andcouramazand Willis’s charactertesy gets Steven ing.Jones away. The plot is surprisingly The most surprising per- Justin lucid H. andE.the Mueller, Adaction is fast formance was by thedict child courtesy pacedSteven but Jones never disapin the film, Cid, played by points. Pierce Gagnon. At points his The film was well writability to mimic the adults ten and the outstanding around him was both incred- performances of Gordon-



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Lake County artists win Awards of Excellence Elise Robertson

the CLC Art Gallery holds numerous art exhibitions with its current being the Throughout the year 32nd annual Recent Works

Staff Reporter

exhibit. According to for the opening reception. Lake County. CLC Art Gallery Curator, The exhibit consists of 277 Jurors for this year’s Steven Jones, 400 guests pieces of work from artists competition were Diwere in attendance Sept. 28 either working or living in ane Levesque, Director of the H.F. Johnson Gallery of Art at Carthage College and Peter Olson, Assistant Director of the Northern Illinois University Art Museum. The judges chose 58 works of art by 57 artists to be |displayed in the gallery and awarded prizes. Jones said $2,150 was awarded in cash prizes. In addition, artworks were purchased for the college’s collection. Awards of Excellence were given to Jane Ellefson for her piece “Reflection” and Justin H. E. Mueller for his work “Addict.” The recipients of the Awards of Excellence were given $300 in cash prizes. Many of the works on display are available for purchase. The exhibit will run through Nov. 4. The gallery is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. with limited hours Friday through Sunday. The CLC Art Gallery offers more than just the Recent Works exhibit. It includes permanent pieces which are on display at the CLC gallery and around the college. The next exhibition will be the CLC Art Faculty Exhibition where full-time and adjunct fine art faculty will present their works. It will span all media types, from painting to sculpture to photography and more in between. The CLC Art Faculty Exhibition will begin Nov. 9 and will run through to Dec. 9 with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. The opening night will be available to the public free of admission. For more information visit or contact the gallery curator, Steven Jones at in (847)-543Interested A&E? 2240 or his office at L224.

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“Reflection” by Jane Ellefson (top) and “Addict” by Justin H.E. Mueller (bottom) both won awards of excellence.



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Affirmative Action no longer necessary Maria Isabel Garcia Managing Editor

In a recent Supreme Court case, Justices debated the future

effect of affirmative action in higher education after a white woman was denied admission into a university. The lawsuit presented to jus-

tices required them to decide whether the racial preference used by the university crossed a constitutional line. Martin Luther King Jr.’s

dream for all races to be treated equal called for the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Under Title VI of the act, racial discrimination is forbid-

den in programs that receive federal money. Since the Civil Rights Act, American citizense have been given the opportu-a nity to have a fair chancev at education regardlessM of race, gender or age. w In this case, denyingb any race of an educationI runs contradictory to thet intentions of the Civil Rights Act. Each individual from birth, makes their ultimate choice on whether they want to pursue a higher education. Any person who decides they want to succeed in school and work hard to do so, should be admitted in to any university they are qualified for. The determinants of admission for a student should be based on their dedication and commitment to academic excellence. Any minority student who shows that type of devotion would only prove that the affirmative action “boost” is not needed for minorities to get ahead and that they can succeed through hard work. Justice Sonia Sotomayor summarized the central question for the case. “At what point –when – do we stop deferring to the university’s judgment that race is still necessary?” It’s been 50 years since the peak of the Civil Rights Movement, and yet in almost every application form or standardized test, there is a racial and ethnic check box that must be filled out. The American dependence on demographics are indicators that race continues to be an issue in society but there is no reason why any person should be asked what their ethnical background is. At this point in time, race should no longer matter. Racism has not yet been cured. In order to best solve racial issues, race should no longer be an issue. Over time, some will forget race and others won’t even acknowledge racial differences. The elimination of affirmative action will only facilitate that process.



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Call for blasphemy ban sends wrong message Nate Sousa

Opinion Editor

With worldwide violence erupting after an amateur anti-Islamic video provoked Muslim riots in the Middle East, the question of what an individual should be allowed to say on the Internet is continually questioned. The varying opinions

around the world of how to define ‘hate-speech’ makes it impossible to recognize which forms of expression are offensive. Any effort to ban hateful or offensive speech worldwide is virtually impossible. For many years, The Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC), one of the largest voting blocs in the U.N., has proposed multiple

resolutions to ban speech considered offensive to Islam. Traditionally, Muslims consider offensive language against Islam, or criticism of Islam, ‘hate-speech’ and believe it deserves to be criminalized. The problem with their requests is that what is offensive to one demographic could be trivial or petty to

another. The Western world believes that any perceived criticism or defamation of religious concepts should be tolerated because of freedom of expression. I don’t think offensive language toward any religion, race, creed, etc. is acceptable, but I also don’t believe creating laws to stop that language will

solve any problems. While no faiths outside of Islam have countered such insignificant criticism of their religions with violence, the world needs to understand they are never going to compromise. We could accommodate like some of the other Western nations and move toward self-censorship, but this restricts the freedoms of our citizens and what we believe in. A difference of opinion should not threaten what America considers imperative. Definitions of ‘hatespeech’ vary among Internet companies as well as the countries that access them. Everybody’s favorite internet browser, Google, denied the White House’s request to take down the infamous anti-Islamic video although the video mocked the Islamic faith Google did not consider the video to be ‘hate-speech’ because it did not specifically incite violence against Muslims. The video did create a violent reaction, but this is where opinions begin to differ. Muslim’s belief |that offensive language must be penalized led to their passionate reaction. Even if the U.N. decided it needed to define offensive language to enforce a resolution to criminalize blasphemy, how would the U.N. go about it? If a committee was created to determine a consensus definition of what was considered blasphemous, deciding who would be appointed would be much too complicated. All collections of people would want to be represented. Every distinguished race, religion, gender, etc. would want to be heard. This would force the U.N. to decide who would represent each group and decide which groups had more influence than others. It wouldn’t be able to agree on those terms. When it comes to what is considered blasphemous, there are a multitude of personal beliefs, on which not everyone agrees. I can imagine the heated discussion between Islamic and Christian representatives, but that’s all it really is, a product of imagination.



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Romney runs to the middle during debate Joshua May


Mitt Romney expects the American people to forget the campaign he has run over the past year and a half. He’d like us to forget that he’s advocated tax cuts for the rich over the middle class, bashed many hard working

citizens who aren’t required to pay income taxes and has called Russia “America’s foremost geopolitical foe”. Watching the presidential debate Oct. 3, you would have assumed that Mitt Romney was the “Massachusetts Moderate” his primary opponents accused him of being. But let’s not get confused

here. This is the same man who described himself as “severely conservative” at The Conservative Political Action Conference earlier this year. His campaign even had the guts to tell us this would happen. “Everything changes,” Romney Adviser Eric Fehrnstrom said in March about the general

election. “It’s almost like an Etch A Sketch. You can kind of shake it up and restart all over again.” Obama came out weak in the first debate but it’s entirely possible he just wasn’t prepared for Romney’s complete willingness to run from his own positions. “Governor Romney put forward a whole bunch of

stuff that either involved him running away from positions that he had taken, or doubling down on things like Medicare vouchers that are going to hurt him long term,” Obama said. Liberal, moderate or conservative, it doesn’t make much of a difference if you can never trust a candidate to stand by his own policies.

Throughout his political career, Romney has changed positions when expedient, Oct. 3rd’s debate was no different.





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Cabrera has amazing Triple Crown season Nate Sousa

Opinion Editor

At the end of the Major League Baseball regular season, there was one player that topped the American league in its three major offensive statistical categories (batting average, home runs, and runs batted in). That player was Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers. This achievement is known as “The Triple Crown” and Cabrera’s season was the most impressive by a Triple Crown winner ever. The Triple Crown is a symbol of an individual’s ability to be an all around hitter, one who can hit for contact, power and the ability to hit runners home. Being able to even have a chance of accomplishing this feat is rare in itself. There have been 14 other Triple Crown winners besides Cabrera dating back to 1878, with Paul Hines all the way up to Carl “Yaz” Yastrzemski in 1967 with the Boston Red Sox. It took 45 years for another position player to win the Triple Crown after Yastrzemski did and in the 45 years before Yaz won his, there had been only 11 winners. The game of baseball has changed so much since 1967, it almost impossible for a player to win a Triple Crown.Like all sports, baseball has evolved so much throughout its lifespan, for example how teams acquire

players. In 1975 MLB’s reserve clause, where a player was bound to one team for life, was effectively abolished and allowed players to sign contracts with any team. This does not directly influence the rules of baseball, or how it is played, but it does make the game more difficult and competitive. Now hitters have the possibility of facing new pitchers whom they have not seen before year after year, while before there was more consistency of the players on a team. Also, since 1967 there has been a drastic change in MLB’s playoffs. With additions to postseason play like divisions and wild-cards, Major League Baseball now has 10 teams who make the playoffs instead of two. This increase in playoff spots makes more teams competitive at the end of the year because it exponentially increases the chances of team making the playoffs. They have more incentive to play hard for the entire year, instead of trying to prevent injuries in games that do not matter anymore. Miguel Cabrera had to deal with the most competitive playoff race in regular season history because of the addition of an extra wildcard team this year. The final month of the season, always the most crucial in achieving the Triple Crown, was filled with important games for the

Tigers because they were involved in a close divisional race. Relief pitching and the sport’s public reputation have also hindered Triple Crown chances. Past Triple Crown winners never had to face the amount of specialty relief pitching players do now. Many bullpens consist of middle relief, setup men and closers. This allows teams to empty the tank in one given inning instead of conserving it like a starting pitcher, which gives pitching an advantage later in a game. Cabrera overcame the late game specialists that former winners never had to deal with, batting .326 and hitting 36 percent of his homeruns after the sixth inning. Baseball’s ‘golden-era’ is well over and the league is now struggling to keep its popularity in the same realm as other American sports like football and basketball which have seen great success since the late 1960s. How we feel about former players and their legacies lie in the eras they were involved in as well. I feel much more fondly of Carl Yastrzemski and the season he had in 1967, because baseball was more important to Americans in 1967 than it is now. The frequent press of steroids and baseball over the past decade has numbed fans of a sport that was once America’s past-time. The everyday baseball fan does not understand

Cabrera pulled off the improbable in 2012. the significance of Miguel Cabrera’s Triple Crown achievement. Cabrera’s references to Yaz, Mickey Mantle and Ted Williams means nothing to a lot of baseball “fans” today, but what he has done is incredibly impressive.

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I thought the Baseball Gods had made sure that no player would ever win another Triple Crown, cementing baseball’s golden era as the only time a player could rule over America’s game, but Cabrera is starting to make me think differently.



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Bulls hope to contend with new bench, Rose out Brett starkopf Copy Editor

Hope. Hope is what the tattoo on Derrick Rose’s left wrist reads and all the Bulls have for winning a championship this season. The Chicago Bulls enter the 2012-13 season with a lot of questions about their roster as well as whether they can stay healthy. The biggest question, though, is who will fill in for Rose? The 2011 MVP will be sidelined for most, if not all, of the season while recovering from knee surgery. Luol Deng, who was second on the team in points last year, (15.3 ppg) will have to assume the role as go-to-guy in Rose’s absence. However, Deng has issues of his own. Last January, he tore a ligament in his left wrist and elected to skip surgery for the NBA playoffs as well as for host-nation Great Britain’s team durr ing the Summer Olympics. Deng has been an absolute workhorse for head coach Tom Thibodeau, l who just signed a fouryear contract. In the past two seasons Deng averaged more than 39 minutes per s game, and insists, sternly, d he’s healthy. , “I keep saying my wrist is o fine but I keep getting asked about it,” Deng told NBC Chicago. Thibodeau concurs with the nine-year veteran. “He’s handling the ball. He’s making plays with his left hand. He’s fine,” Thibodeau told the Daily Herald. “He’s actually playing at a very high level.” That is reassuring for Bulls fans to hear, considering the lineup is seemingly riddled with preseason injuries. Center Joakim Noah forwent a chance to play for the French national team during the Olympics so he can rehab his left ankle which he injured during the first round of the playoffs last season. Noah, who said he might have to deal with this injury for the rest of his career, claims he’s fully healed. “I feel great. I feel ready to go. My ankle is good,” Noah said Monday before the Bulls preseason opener against the Memphis Griz-

zlies. Noah, best known for his energy and defensive prowess, earning him All-Defensive second team honors last season, spent two weeks this offseason learning to play on the other end of the court from the NBA’s alltime leading scorer: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Another integral part of the Bulls success this season will be the health of starting shooting guard, Richard Hamilton. Hamilton, who joined the Bulls last season with hopes of filling their two-guard void, only played in 28 games, averaging a career low 11.6 points per game on 45.2 percent shooting during the lockout-shortened season. The three-time all-star hasn’t played more than 50 games in the past three seasons. The Bulls brought back Kirk Hinrich to start for Rose at point. The Bulls originally drafted him in 2003. He was traded to the Washington Wizards before the 2010 season, and was then shipped to Atlanta midway through last season. He is also the Bulls all-time leader in three-point field goals. Hinrich said he is excited to be back with the Bulls. “My family and I are just excited to be back in the Bulls family,” Hinrich told the Chicago Tribune. “I’ve kept my home here in the offseason. It kind of feels like I’ve left but it really hasn’t. I’m very excited. I know a lot of the guys, and I’m just looking forward to the opportunity.” General Manager Gar Forman also expressed his excitement, calling Hinrich the combo guard they’ve been looking for. “We’re extremely excited to bring Kirk back to the Chicago Bulls,” he told the Tribune. “When we went into the offseason, it was probably our biggest priority to get a combo guard who we thought could play both spots. Kirk is a proven veteran in this league. He knows our organization (and) he knows his teammates. We just think it’s going to be a perfect fit for us—not only this coming year but into the future.” Fortunately for the Bulls, Carlos Boozer, the only player who started and played all 66 games last seasons,

entered training camp in the best shape of his life. Boozer will have to pick up the slack down low as the bulls lone offensive-post presence. Although he signed a lucrative deal in 2010, Boozer last season posted career lows in points per game (15), rebounds per game (8.5) and assists per game (1.9) since his rookie season. Boozer has yet to show the kind of post-play he presented in Utah when he averaged double-digit points and rebounds per game. With such high expectations from the fans when Boozer left Utah for Chicago, his underwhelming performances have disgruntled many, but he said the fans wouldn’t criticize anymore if the Bulls win. “People look at it from the wrong perspective,” Boozer told the Sun-Times Monday. “This isn’t Utah, and this isn’t the just a team with me and (former Jazz point guard) Deron Williams on it. We’re playing with five scorers here, so your touches aren’t going to be the same. Your looks aren’t going to be the same. It’s a different system. “All the people should worry about is if we win. Criticize me if we lose, but if we win, just praise us.” Boozer might be hearing the criticism for another year. With the Eastern Conference becoming the dominant conference, the Bulls playoff chance without the help from their top player seems thin. The defending champions Miami Heat added veterans Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis to strengthen their bench, which has been suspect for the past two seasons. With Allen departing Bean Town for South Beach, the Celtics’ additions of Jason Terry and Courtney Lee filled the hole Allen left, if not cemented and paved it. The greatest asset the Bulls had over the NBA last season was their depth. This season, the “Bench Mob,” will have a new look. Taj Gibson and Jimmy Butler are the only returning faces that will see the likes of rookie Marquis Teague, veteran guards Marco Belinelli and Nate Robinson and veteran Center Nazr Mohammed. The “Bench Mob 2.0” struggled in the exhibition opener versus the Memphis

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The Bulls have adjusted their bench after Rose’s injury Grizzles Oct. 9, squandering a 16-point lead in the fourth quarter. “They have to be ready to handle that,” Thibodeau told the Chicago Tribune. “If they’re in that locker room, they’re capable. You don’t know how a season unfolds, whether it’s foul trouble, injury. We’ve had a lot of guys play big fourth-quarter minutes for us. I expect them to get the job done.” Teague helped the Kentucky Wildcats win the championship in his only season, averaging 10 ppg and 4.8 apg. However, he’ll have to split minutes with Robinson at point guard. The Robinson signing gives the Bulls some more backcourt depth. The 5-foot9 guard averaged 11.2 ppg in 51 games for Golden State last season. Robinson is also a three-time slam dunk champion. Belinelli was brought in to replace Kyle Korver. Though not as proficient as Korver from behind the arc, Belinelli is capable of creating his own shots off the dribble. “I’m a type of player like him,” Belinelli told ESPN Chicago in July. “Maybe I can create something more than him. I think he’s just a shooter, but I think I can do more than him. I don’t know, I’m going to try my best.” The Bulls acquired Mohammed after they declined

to match Houston’s offer on Omer Asik. The Chicago native averaged 2.7 ppg and 2.7 rpg last season for Oklahoma City. The veteran journeyman has played for seven teams in 14 years, before landing on his hometown team. “Being a Chicago guy playing for the Bulls is one of those things I always dreamed about,” Mohammed told Sam Smith of bulls com. “My career was going OK and I began to think i never would happen. It kind of left my mind after signing with Detroit (in 2006). But when the opportunity came I was really excited to get a chance to play in front of my family and friends, and especially the way I was pursued by coach (Tom) Thibodeau He and Pax (John Paxson) and Gar (Forman) made me feel real special and that I’d be a piece as far as backing up Joakim (Noah). It’s a perfect situation for me to come home and back up a center on the team I grew up watching.” Time will tell if the Bulls can move forward without Rose. After all, he missed 27 games last season, and the team still finished with the best record in the NBA Still, this is a new team, with a new bench and a new leader. While we don’t know if Rose can or will return to the court this season, the only thing the Bulls and their fans

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Volleyball comes together to win seven straight Joe Copeland Staff Reporter

In order for a team to truly appreciate the highest of highs in sports, they must first experience the lows. It took the Women’s Volleyball team a little bit of time to find their footing, but it was worth the wait. Seven straight victories and a tournament win have the team sitting at 7-10, but their confidence is sky high. “We started believing we were good enough to beat anyone and we are confident as a team,” said freshman Madison DePersio. “Believing in each other and ourselves has really helped.” To incur such a drastic change of fortunes, athletes and coaches can point to a handful of scenarios that went their way. Perhaps it was the ball creeping over the net for a winner, or a ball being called just in at a crucial point in a set. For this team, it wasn’t so drastic. According to freshman Sara Steinhoff, they just had to figure out who they were as a team. “We started to have pride and confidence in our abilities and began to play for ourselves as a unit; it was our ball, our mistake, our next play,” said Steinhoff. “It was our goal to make sure other teams knew who we were when we stepped on the court.” The Lancers have found the perfect balance on the court and their trust in each other is finally showing.

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After seven straight losses, the team has banded together, perfected their system, and have been unstoppable.

It is hard to win tight matches when you don’t trust your teammates to make the dig or put the kill away. There are no such problems on this team anymore. Four of their seven wins have been clean sweeps, including victories against Triton College, Black Hawk East and Prairie State College in Chicago Heights. “I see a big difference in my team now, we are all coming together.” said freshman Diana Rodriguez. “We will fight to the end and it feels good to trust each other

and believe in ourselves and the team.” Success breeds success and it takes success to build a tradition. For community college programs, this is harder than your typical four-year university. With players only being allowed two years of eligibility, schools must find the right balance between teaching and letting the team grow together. This can be helped a lot by a strong set of sophomores, which is exactly what this team has. Stefanie Cahill, Marina Borrero and Nina

Asuncion are supremely gifted players that are using their experience to help their younger mates ease into the college game. “Absolutely, I think it is difficult because we are only here for two years,” said Steinhoff. “But if we continue to build the program with the hard work and care that (head coach) Rob Caliendo and our sophomore leaders have engrained in our team, we will continue to succeed in years to come.” Based upon the success of the last few weeks, good things are undoubtedly in

order for the team. “We are happy and winning is keeping us confident and we know we can play our best against anybody.” DePersio said. When a team is this hot, there is not much to say but to keep doing what you’re doing. Judging by the Lancers hunger, spirit and strong veteran leadership, there will be no complacency problems at all. If they can keep up this push, the Lancers will be a legitimate threat in the conference tournament and even regionals.

Men’s soccer fights hard despite inexperience Sam Greenberg Sports Editor

The youth of the men’s soccer team has taken its toll on the season thus far. The team sports just two sophomores out of 18 roster spots and has managed to work their way to a 5-8 record.

Right from the onset ,Head coach Kreig Alm was faced with the task of replacing three all conference first team players in midfielders Michael Hanachek and Oscar Segura and defenseman Danny O’Neill. When talent of that caliber leaves a team, the freshmen have huge shoes to fill.

Ceasar Carranza leads the rookie class with two goals and four total points. The midfielder pairs with fellow newcomer Juan Bermudez as the lone freshman to notch a goal. Jesus Nava, the Lancers goalkeeper, is gaining valuable experience in net, starting every game thus far. He has a goals against aver-

age of 1.50 goals per game and a save percentage right around .500. As of Oct. 10, the Lancers had been outscored 46-34 and hold a 3-4 conference record, good for fourth in the Skyway conference. Even though the 2012 season didn’t bring what everyone had hoped, a new team took

shape in Grayslake. With all the young players being thrust into the spotlight, they learned the speed and rigor of college soccer. With just two regular season games remaining, the Lancers head to the College of Dupage on Oct. 15 before rounding out their season against Malcolm X College on Oct. 18.

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