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Moving on up DePaul climbs higher on Trojan’s Sexual Health Report Card
By CHRIS AYAN Copy Editor DePaul is no longer the most sexually unhealthy college in the country, according to the Trojan Sexual Health Report Card. When the 2011 Report Card was released, DePaul sat at the very bottom, 141 out of 141. In the 2012 Report Card DePaul now sits at 114. The rankings are based on the sexual health services available to students. The schools are graded on their services in 11 different categories, including contraceptive availability, sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing, sexual assault programs and the quality of sexual health information available to students. Two of the major categories in the survey, contraceptive availability and “hours of operation of health services,” are major issues for DePaul. The university does not have a health services center, with the minor exception of SAGE medical group, which is only available to students living in a residence hall. If there have been any major changes to the health services available, students are not aware of what they are. “If they have added any services, I don’t know what they are,” said junior marketing major Brian Van Meter. “I’m on campus all the time, so I definitely would have heard PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY CHRIS AYAN | The DePaulia about them.”
Swing states even more pivotal in Election 2012 By PAIGE WAGENKNECHT Managing Editor
Presidential Election fever may have skipped Illinois voters this cycle, but campaign symptoms grow stronger as both candidates spread their messages like an epidemic across sought-after battleground or “swing” states. In 2008, there were six swing states in play, while the 2004 campaign had 11 states. For 2012, the number ranges from nine to 12, depending on where you look. The New York Times included nine battleground states in its list, consisting of Colorado, Florida, Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin, while USA Today included the same nine with the addition of New Mexico, North Carolina and Michigan. American Political Journalism
Organization Politico decided to exclude Michigan from the list and refers to New Mexico, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin as “soft” swing states. Political news aggregator Real Clear Politics goes even further by including Maine, Minnesota, New Jersey, Oregon, Georgia, Indiana, South Carolina and Montana to the list of potential swing states. Regardless of whether you see the number of toss-ups as being nine, 12 or 20, there is no question that candidates will wage an all out war—despite the battle being over and won in Illinois. This list of states will act as the front lines in the next week as President Obama and Governor Romney vie for the precious number of 270 electoral college votes needed to win the American presidency. See BATTLEGROUND, page 14
“I haven’t heard of any new services,” said senior psychology major Farhana Rahim. “I think it’s a little ridiculous how few services we have available, even outside of sexual health.” The Dean of Student’s Office was unavailable for comment. DePaul is far behind the list’s number one school, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign. U of I’s McKinley Health Center has an entire page on it’s website devoted to “Healthy Sexuality.” They encourage students to follow Wendy Maltz’s “CERTS” model for healthy sexuality. The “CERTS” model encourages students to follow the requirements of consent, equality, respect, trust and safety before engaging in any sexual activity. U of I even has a sexual health workshop that students can sign up to attend online. By contrast, DePaul’s health services website outlines how much it costs for students to go to SAGE medical group. There is a website for the Office of Sexual Health and Violence prevention that offers students information on sexual violence including the definition of consent and “safety tips,” but offers little in the area of sexual health. However the website does explain services offered by DePaul’s Office of Sexual Health and Violence Prevention, including informing students what brochures See TROJAN, page 3
Questionable real eState By PETER KELLY Contributing Writer
DePaul’s Lincoln Park campus is centered in one of the North Side’s most affluent neighborhoods. Students are offered a plethora of cultural opportunities to take advantage of, not just in Lincoln Park, but the entire city. There are also aspects that tend to be universal to every college experience – particularly the bar scene. Some of the staple bars right next to DePaul are Kelly’s Pub and McGee’s Tavern and Grille, which are just a stone’s throw away on Webster Avenue. State Restaurant and Café, located on the corner of Webster Avenue and Bissell Street, is the new kid on the block. Opened in 2006, 80 years after Kelly’s, it’s now one of the largest sports bars on the block, built large enough to accommodate huge crowds of drinkers. Yet it was never supposed to be
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State Restaurant and Cafe, 935 W. Webster Ave., has a contentious relationship with former 43rd Ward Ald. Vi Daley. another bar for the college crowd; the community had been promised something different. It was not supposed to have over 100 TVs or draw in the same amount of patrons as a River North bar. It was also never meant to draw See STATE, page 9
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are available in the office. On top of a lack of health services available, DePaul does not allow contraceptives and condoms to be distributed on campus. According to the Policy and Procedure Manual DePaul has the right to “restrict the distribution of medical or health supplies/devices items on university premises that it deems to be inappropriate from the perspective of the institution’s mission and values.”
“I think we need to do a lot more to promote safe sex. It’s good that we are going up in the rankings, but 114 is still not good enough,” said Rahim. “As a
Catholic university I don’t think we can ever expect to actually be number one on the list, but we definitely need to do a lot better.” “I think it’s ridiculous that
we don’t pass out condoms,” said Van Meter. “This is a college, and whether or not it is against our ‘values’ as a university, kids are going to have sex.”
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Although a marked improvement from last year, this ranking still indicates that DePaul has a long way to go to truly improve its sexual health.
1.5 million water bottles saved from refills By MEGAN DEPPEN Contributing Writer
The 68 water bottle refill stations at the Loop and Lincoln Park campuses have been used collectively over 1.5 million times since Jan. 1: a milestone in DePaul’s sustainable mission and testament to the growing participation in energy conservation. According to National Geographic, Americans purchase 29 billion water bottles every year; 2 million tons of which end up in landfills. In 2009, the College Sustainability Report Card, sponsored by the Sustainable Endowments Institute, gave DePaul an overall sustainability rating of a D+. In 2010, DePaul President Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M., assembled the Sustainability Initiative Task Force (SITF) as a team to combat DePaul’s low sustainability rating as a university. The SITF refined the Vincentian mission as one with “a heightened moral sensitivity to the global impact
of resource consumption and environmental degradation.” Shortly after the SITF was established, the DePaul Student Government Association added the Sustainable Initiatives Committee (SIC) to its ranks, and Alex Moree, 2012 graduate and Sustainability senator, initiated the water bottle refill station project. The stations, provided by Elkay Commercial Products, are motion-activated stations that fill bottles approximately three times faster than traditional water fountains and filter the water to enhance taste and quality. The refill stations’ integration on campus has been successful, targeting high traffic areas and prompting students to reuse bottles rather than purchase and throw them away. A plastic 20-ounce water bottle purchased at the Bean in the Schmidt Academic Center was found to cost $1.82 after taxes. The 1.5 million refills at the water bottle stations thus saved students approximately $2,730,000 that would have otherwise been spent on plastic water bottles.
Since its rating in 2009, DePaul has notably improved. In 2011, DePaul’s overall rating improved to a C+, with an A in climate change and energy and an A in green building. Jonathan Eiseman, senior Environmental Studies major and current Sustainability senator, believes “the more (water bottle refill stations) we can have, the better.” Eiseman said Loyola University and others have gone so far as to forbid selling plastic water bottles on campus. To Eiseman, Loyola’s strategy is an effective means to force students into using reusable water bottles; however, the complete elimination of water bottles at DePaul could cause problems to community members in need who frequently receive water bottles from the community kitchen. Though DePaul has taken a successful step towards sustainability, improvements are constant, particularly in achieving universal support from students in reusing water bottles. Eiseman coined his own phrase for students to remember and follow: “Drink local, Act Global.”
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Water bottle refill stations like the one above have saved students from purchasing over 1.5 million water bottles.
Gordon Tech partnership details revealed By SEAN BOSWELL Contributing Writer Gordon Tech High School, a Catholic institution located in the Irving Park neighborhood on Chicago’s North Side, is collaborating with DePaul University in an “unprecedented” way. “This is the first time I’m aware of DePaul’s involvement with a Catholic college co-ed prep high school in the city,” said Rob Karpinski, DePaul’s Director of Catholic School Relations. Gordon Tech president Kelly Jones said that unlike other partnerships with universities, this will be university-wide. The partnership means Gordon Tech and its students will have
access to DePaul’s departments, that involvement has been “What DePaul can do is help academic professionals, technical programmatic, so they go in and (Gordon Tech) create the programs and athletic and innovation work with a group of teachers for that students need to make their resources. professional development or they applications to college stronger,” “Gordon, five years ago, had place student teachers in a school said Karpinski. “We’re gonna go an enrollment of 390 students, as the students at DePaul are in and help them across the board today we have 540 with curriculum, college students,” said Jones. counseling, facilities, board Gordon has also had development, marketing and Our goal is to be a top-tier op- research.” five consecutive years tion for the serious student on of rising ACT scores. A Chicago Tribune the North Side of Chicago." D e P a u l ’ s article about the partnership involvement with noted that some Catholic KELLY JONES, Gordon Tech High School president high schools were struggling Gordon Tech was initiated by the to stay open. “Our goal is to Archdiocese of be a top-tier option for the Chicago. The archdiocese said working for their degree,” said serious student on the North Side that the university was the ideal Karpinski. of Chicago,” said Jones. school to help with Gordon’s DePaul is also currently The Big Shoulders Fund, a upward trajectory. working with Lakeview High non-profit organization that helps “DePaul has a long history School, something that was Chicago Catholic schools, was of working with schools in requested by Mayor Rahm very supportive of the move. the city of Chicago. Most of Emanuel. “If you look at the need for
quality education in the city, it’s high. I would influence any high school in the area to try and engage with universities and partnerships,” said Josh Hale, executive director at Big Shoulders. The benefit that comes to DePaul in this collaboration is that “Catholic education gets stronger,” said Karpinski. In a press release by Gordon Tech announcing the partnership, DePaul President Rev. Dennis Holtschneider, C.M., said, “DePaul believes that strong Catholic education benefits the entire community. We welcome the opportunity to support a Catholic institution with a rising academic profile like Gordon Tech.”
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Newsweek to stop print publication, go digital By JOE RUPPEL Contributing Writer Newsweek magazine has announced that it will discontinue the print edition of the publication and transition to an all-digital format beginning next year. “(People) have increasingly adopted digital and, in effect, we are following (them),” wrote Tina Brown, editor-in-chief of Newsweek and The Daily Beast, in an Oct. 22 editorial. Brown announced Newsweek’s digital transition in a post on The Daily Beast, Newsweek’s online partner, Oct. 18. The internationally-read magazine will cease its weekly print edition just shy of an 80-year lifespan, but will continue online in early 2013 as Newsweek Global, a digital subscriptionbased magazine for tablets, mobile and web devices. “I think the style is conducive for the web,” said Mike Reilley, a DePaul University online journalism instructor and longtime Newsweek subscriber who has worked as a reporter and editor for print and online publications. “The web is about community as much as it is about content and if they can build that community around content, then they win,” Reilley said. Besides following the digital trend, Newsweek’s move is also an imperative response to the magazine’s waning financial strength. Since 2007, the magazine lost close to 1.5 million subscribers and racked up substantial debt. “But when it comes to print, some realities cannot be ignored,” Brown continued in her Oct. 22 editorial on The Daily Beast. “It costs $42 million a year to manufacture, print, distribute
and manage the circulation of Newsweek. Was that any longer the wise use of scarce resources, we had to ask ourselves – all the more insistently after the supportive print ad dollars fell off a cliff across the entire industry in the spring of 2011.” Brown wrote that the move to digital would include layoffs. Reilley said Newsweek Global will have to rethink its approach to online advertising, or provide content that is so in demand that people are willing to pay online subscription fees, a strategy that has failed miserably for sites in the past. Reilley saw the beginning of the end for Newsweek after its 2010 merger with The Daily Beast. “When I began to see page numbers slide back down to nothing but a small brochure, I knew they were in trouble,” said Reilley. Despite Brown’s experience operating an online-only publication via The Daily Beast, challenges for Newsweek Global will be many in the months after the transition. One of the first trials Newsweek Global will face is finding a new identity online that accounts for changes in both the content and the consumer from its print predecessor. Reilley said it will be vital for Newsweek Global to rethink how they make their content appealing. “It can’t all be linear work,” said Reilley. Newsweek Global will have to combine great photography, video and interactivity to create a fresh news package, he said. Reilley recommends Newsweek Global break their content up into more defined chapters – a strategy U.S. News and World Report adopted when
that weekly transitioned online in 2010 – which also serves as a vertical business model that is conducive to advertisers. In these challenges however, there will be opportunities, ones that have been left untapped by other online media. “The thing that has always puzzled me about large mainstream outlets is: Why aren’t they aggregating themselves?” said Reilley. “I think that’s something that traditional print publications that have moved online have missed.” News aggregators like The Huffington Post have become popular by offering content collages that link off to content creators. Some observers have pointed to news aggregators, including Newsweek’s partner site The Daily Beast, as one reason print publications are folding nationwide. Reilley sees tablets as an opportunity for Newsweek Global to continue the long form, in-depth writing the news weekly became famous for. “There will always be a demand for writing that provides perspective you can’t get anywhere else,” said Reilley. Newsweek’s transition could also capture a new generation of readers who prefer to get their news online. “I would prefer having Time available online,” said Evan Kuck, a Time magazine subscriber and DePaul University student. “I think it makes the news source more appealing to the younger generations, but it might also possibly detract from their loyal customers who are accustomed to receiving the news in a physical format,” said Kuck. Although the destiny of Newsweek Global rests in the hands of its journalists, some
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Newsweek’s nearly 80-year run as a print magazine is coming to an end. A look back at the magazine, whose editor, Tina Brown, announced that it will cease print publication at the end of the year. March 3, 1923 The American public is introduced to the idea of a weekly news magazine with publication of the first issue of Time, which will soon become chief rival to the later-arrived Newsweek
Feb. 17, 1933 First issue published, under the title News-Week, founded by former Time magazine foreign news editor Thomas J.C. Martyn; sells for 10 cents or $4 for a one-year subscription 1937 News-Week merges with the weekly journal Today and eliminates the hyphen from its name; signed columns and international editions are introduced
1950 Like many other magazines, Newsweek enjoys a circulation boom, with an 80 percent increase from 1950 to 1962, to 1.5 million copies
1961 Newsweek is bought by The Washington Post Co.
1993 Newsweek produces a quarterly CD-ROM sold by subscription and in stores, the first effort of its kind by a major magazine 1994 Newsweek debuts online on service provider Prodigy, before moving to America Online two years later
1994 Newsweek wins PR victory against Time over O.J. Simpson cover art; Newsweek runs Simpson’s booking shot without altering it; Time darkens the image, making the suspect appear more sinister; Time later apologizes
1998 Newsweek reporter Michael Isikoff learns details of what would become the Monica Lewinsky scandal involving President Bill Clinton; when Newsweek hesitates to publish, blogger Matt Drudge leaks it online
1998 Newsweek.com is launched 2000 Newsweek and Newsweek.com enter a newssharing venture with NBC, MSNBC and MSNBC.com 2007 Newsweek.com relaunches as a stand-alone site 2010 Washington Post Co., sells Newsweek for $1 and the assumption of more than $50 million in debt to audio magnate Sidney Harman; Harman and IAC, the media and advertising firm run by Barry Diller, later announce plans to merge Newsweek and The Daily Beast; Brown, editor of The Daily Beast and a former editor of Vanity Fair and The New Yorker, is named editor of the new venture Oct. 18 Brown announces the print issue of Dec. 31 will be the magazine’s last; a new online version titled Newsweek Global will launch in 2013 under a paid-subscription model
Newsweek circulation Subscription and single-copy sales, in millions 3.5 3.0
2011 1,524,989 Down 51.5 percent since 2000
Source: “The Magazine Century” by David E. Sumner, Newsweek, The Daily Beast, Time, Tribune Newspapers, Reuters, Tribune archives © 2012 MCT Graphic: Katie Nieland, Chicago Tribune
loved hallmarks of the weekly will never make the digital leap. “That weekly pace is gone and I’m going to miss that because I always looked forward
to getting Newsweek midweek,” said Reilley. The last edition of the print publication of Newsweek will appear Dec. 31.
GOP volunteers reach beyond the blue By ODALIS SUAREZ Contributing Writer Katelyn Wallace was working three phones at the Chicago Republican headquarters on North Lincoln Avenue. Two were on speaker, and a handset rested on her shoulder. All were ringing simultaneously. The 24-year-old was calling far-away Illinoisans to encourage support for Bob Schilling, the Republican incumbent in western Illinois’ 17th Congressional District. “People are sassy tonight,” said Wallace, after dealing with a non-responsive voter. With Election Day less than two weeks away, pressure is on for staff members and volunteers at the Chicago Republican Victory Center. The center is located not far from the DePaul campus, at 2768 N. Lincoln Ave. “A lot of it is like a money
game. If there’s a race where the Democrats should win, but you force them to spend as much money as you can, there’s drop off from other places,” said Wallace. “This race suddenly becomes competitive because we are making a lot of noise and it messes up with their plan.” Right-leaning partisans, like phone-calling volunteer Don Marsh, are confident of the outcome of this year’s election. “I’m very encouraged, I was pleased with the debates and the response in the aftermath of the debates,” said Marsh, who is an editor at Mining Media International, a trade magazine group. Proudly placed at a table near the entryway is an article from the The Daily Caller asserting that, in some areas outside Chicago, Mitt Romney is ahead 45-38 percent. “Across the county as a whole,” it states, “Romney leads 43-31 among independent voters.”
“We were surveying with the highest rate downstate,” said Marsh, referring to southern sections of Illinois. “People (were) willing to take our survey on the phone,” added Wallace of the highly Republican area. Wallace is the Victory Center coordinator for the Illinois Republican Party. With locations in every state, volunteers focus on voter ID, getting out the vote, absentee ballots and early voting pushes. While most of the centers plug for one specific candidate, the Chicago branch works with six Congressional races in addition to the presidential race. “I think (it) provides its inherent challenges, but (at the same time) people can help out with all the races,” said Wallace. At one moment, calls were being made for Republican incumbent congresswoman Judy Biggert in the new southwest
11th District; a split second later, volunteers switched gears to talk about Rep. Bob Schilling in northwest Illinois’ 17th. Open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., the headquarters’ staff works in four shifts, each filled with 20 volunteers. This center only manages phone calling. Volunteers aren’t asked to walk precincts and knock on doors, Wallace explained, because the contested districts are so far away and far apart. Some days, the number of walk-in volunteers exceeds Wallace’s expectations. “Part of my job is to fill the schedule. In theory we have 80 shifts to fill, there have been days when we have over 80 people,” said Wallace. The office is walking distance from DePaul University. Inside there are 20 phones lined up on approximately 10 rectangular tables. In an effort to keep chairs filled with volunteers, Wallace and staff members hold bi-weekly
and weekly events. “We had the state treasurer Dan Rutherford, (who’s) running Romney’s Campaign for Illinois, we had a breakfast and so he rallied the troops a little bit, which was neat,” Wallace said. The headquarters also hosts a Young Republicans Night on Tuesdays, Chicago Republican Party night on Wednesdays and a Super Saturday where higher phone calling goals are set. “It’s easier to motivate people when there’s a big event,” she said. The Victory Office has geared up for early voting, which began Oct. 22. Their website lists the locations and hours for early voting in all 50 city wards. The last day to vote early is Nov. 3. Story from DePolitics2012. com, featuring work by DePaul communications graduate students.
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Early voting numbers increase since 2008
By TRENT BOZEMAN Contributing Writer
Early voting started in Illinois on Oct. 22 and voters have already started casting their ballots. Whether you are out of town on Election Day or your mind is already made up, early voting creates a stress-free way to cast your ballot on time. With just a government ID and no excuse necessary, early voting is an option until Nov. 3. The closest location for DePaul students attending the Lincoln Park campus is at the Lincoln Park Public Library at 1150 W. Fullerton. On the first day of early voting, the Lincoln Park Public Library drew in 411 voters making it the sixth-busiest polling precinct in the city out of all the 51 polling locations. Lincoln Park Public Library branch manager Joanna Hazelden said the early voting turnout so far is double what they have had in the past. “Our staff works very hard with setting up chairs and making sure the elderly voters are being taken care of,” said Hazelden, “If you are trying to avoid a long line, I highly recommend coming as early as possible.” Unlike the presidential election in 2008, early voting in Illinois can now also be completed via mail. Before this current election, voters had to
have an excuse, such as being out of town on Election Day, in order to be allowed to mail their ballots. Campaigns are also joining in by sending voters vote-by-mail request forms that they can just fill out and send to the Chicago Board of Elections. Not only will this likely increase the percentage of early voting compared to the 2008 election but it will also help increase the percentage of registered voters that actually vote in Chicago. With 23,000 ballots casted via mail so far, Chicago has already beaten out its “vote via mail” record of last year by a little more than 1,000 votes. According to the Chicago Board of Elections, 15,711 people voted early Oct. 22, before the third and final presidential debate was taking place. For early voters with their minds already made up as to whom to vote for, the debates play different roles into their decisions. For others, debates are a perfect tool in order to clearly understand what each candidate views as priorities. For junior theater arts major Katrina Dion, although she already has her mind made up, she still believes that the debate is important in terms of being able to see how the candidates interact with each other in front of millions of people. “Being a woman in the arts, this election is really important,” said Dion. “While I may know
President Barack Obama and others participate in early voting at the Martin Luther King Community Center on Chicago's South Side. what policies I agree with and who I am thinking of voting for, it is important to see and hear a candidate's reactions and how they answer a question asked of them,” Elections influence the laws that will get passed, who receives funding, and how our country will operate for the next four years. So for every voter, it is important to acknowledge and understand the views and policies of each candidate.
Amazing Grace: still time to register, vote By COURTNEY LEY Contributing Writer
Believe it or not, there’s still time to register and vote in the Nov. 6 general election. Procrastinators who missed the standard Oct. 9 registration deadline have a “grace period” through Nov. 3 to register and vote so long as they do it in person and bring some photo identification. City residents can register and vote on the sixth floor offices of the Chicago Board of Elections at 69 W. Washington St. Cook Countysuburban residents can register one floor below at the offices of County Clerk David Orr or at any of five suburban courthouses in Skokie, Rolling Meadows, Maywood, Markham and Bridgeview. For specifics on those outlying locations and hours go to www. cookcountyclerk.com Citizens must present two forms of identification, one of which shows a current address. After verification and registration, voters are required to cast their ballots in-person at that time. “Grace period” voters are not permitted to vote on
Election Day. Acceptable forms of ID include: Illinois driver’s license or state ID; Employee or student ID; Credit card or social security card; Birth certificate or valid U.S. passport; Utility bill in applicant’s name or mail postmarked to the applicant; or a Lease or rental contract. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 15 percent of a sampling of the 30 million citizens who were not registered to vote in 2008 said that they did not register because they failed to meet registration deadlines. But this year’s “grace period” makes that excuse less likely throughout Illinois. Jim Allen, a spokesman for the Chicago Board of Elections, said that as of Oct. 19, 1,000 “grace period” voters already had come in compared to the 1,200 by that day in 2008. This fits with other news reports that voter enthusiasm may not be what it was during that historic election of America’s first African-American president. “We’re also mailing notices to people who missed the regular deadline, so we’ll be expecting to see them as well,” said Allen of those who tried to
register by mail but missed the Oct. 9 cutoff. “Besides 2008, this is the largest voter turnout in a grace period.” Early voting for the Nov. 6 Presidential election began last Monday and runs through Saturday, Nov. 3. Registered voters may go to any of the 51 early voting sites throughout the City of Chicago between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays at the Board’s offices or its branches at Welles Park or Mount Greenwood Park. Early voters must bring proper government photo ID. For a list of early voting sites, go to www.chicagoelections. com. The “grace period” also gives residents a chance to file a name change or update an address, in addition to registration. If you’re not sure if you’re registered, check with your county clerk or go online at www.election.il.gov. Story from DePolitics2012. com, featuring work by DePaul communications graduate students.
“When watching the debates, I get a better understanding of each candidate's plan and I try and take into account how everything will affect my life and future,” Dion said, who plans on voting via absentee ballot. There are also those voters who feel that the representation of the candidates in debates should be valued, but not as highly as it currently is. Junior accounting major Conor Horan said he wouldn’t let
a poor debate performance sway his voting decision. “Myself and people I know that have already voted knew which candidate we were going to cast our ballots for,” said Conor, “Don’t get me wrong, debates are very important, especially for the uninformed voter, but if you know the facts, you know the facts.” Early voting lasts until Nov. 3 and all 51 polling locations are open on Mon.-Sat. from 9am to 5pm.
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Dive into DePaul's marketplace with Norkel By KELSEY KENNEDY Contributing Writer
While the majority of college students keep their Facebook activity to posting pictures of their latest vacations, meals, and beer pong tables, junior John Lizzadro had a different idea in mind. That’s not to say Lizzadro’s beer pong table isn’t worthy of a Facebook status, but with all games aside, Facebook gave Lizzadro what he hopes to be a million dollar idea. Lizzadro has already launched his own website that was inspired by DePaul University Class of 2014 group on Facebook. “After being apart of the DePaul Facebook page, I started to noticed a majority of the posts were not about what was going on around campus, but rather it was all students trying to buy or sell stuff,” said Lizzadro. With this observation, the Oak Brook, Ill., native made the decision to start his own website that provided students from universities all over the country a space to buy and sell things to other students. And thus Norkel was born. “Basically, Norkel is like Craigslist for college kids,” said Lisa Bent, DePaul University junior and Norkel supporter. Craigslist and Facebook combine into Norkel to provide students from more than 150 schools the opportunity to buy,
sell and trade to other people on campus. Since the website launched July 6, it has over 330 likes on Facebook and is getting traffic by students as the word of Norkel spreads. As of now, social media and word of mouth are the only advertising the company has done; with the exception of an event that was held at Fuze Sept. 27 where patrons of the bar could sign up for Norkel and take souvenirs such as sunglasses, bottle openers, koozies, stickers and shirts; all equipped with the Norkel logo. “The event was really fun. There was a lot of free merchandise that everyone really took advantage of and it was a cool way to promote the website,” said Jack O’Donnell, a DePaul junior. The logo and name of the company is something that came together without much effort. “The goal for the site was to have a really short but catchy word that I could try and brand, and eventually I decided on Norkel,” said Lizzadro. As for the branding aspect, the Norkel logo resembles a snorkel mask with water running underneath the mouth piece, playing into the catchy, ‘dive into your campus’ slogan. Catchy it really is. Looking at Lizzadro’s forms of social media including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, it’s clear his friends and fellow DePaul students support the sites name. Suddenly,
“#Norkel” has become the hottest hashtag to hit the social media scene at DePaul since “#DPUproblems.” But don’t let the laidback, trendy attitude of Norkel fool you, Lizzadro has long-term goals for his company. Within the next five years he hopes to have a handful of schools around the country relying solely on Norkel for their buying and selling needs. The Norkel CEO plans to graduate from DePaul ahead of schedule, this spring to be exact, and make Norkel his full-time job, allowing the company to reach its full potential. Regardless of how popular Norkel will become, the website will always remain entirely free. “When the site starts to really pick up, then I will implement a custom-made revenue model,” said Lizzadro, “That will be really cool!” Lizzadro’s custom made revenue plan will allow the site to remain free to students, as he will only be charging advertisers. In addition to advertisers, he plans to charge realtors to post available housing near college campuses to help Norkel generate revenue. He also dreams of the site becoming an international hit, and he eventually wants Norkel to be used on multiple continents. But the company has a long way to go, as only five to ten schools are currently active on the website. The future of Norkel
would be much closer in reach if the company had a computer programmer. As a business management major at DePaul, he is confident that he can handle the business end of the company, but struggles with the programming aspect of his website. “I wish I knew how to code! I am looking for a web developer to give the site a more ‘college’ feel so it doesn’t end up looking like every other website out there,” commented Lizzadro. As of now, Lizzadro is “flying solo” with the development of Norkel. He has invested around $5,000 into his company to get Norkel where it is today. Surprisingly, Lizzadro is not interested in other investors, as he wants to privately fund the company for as long as he can. Although he does admit that if the right investor came along it would be a hard offer to turn down. This potential investor has to have more than just money to impress the Norkel founder, as he is looking for someone with both resources and connections to help grow his company into a major website. Lizzadro is currently creating
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a Norkel app for both the Android and iPhone IOS, while the release date yet to be determined, he is fully aware that this app will be the most expensive aspect of Norkel thus far. “The app will cost the company around $5,000, which will double my investment in Norkel,” said Lizzadro. Looking down into his lap, Lizzadro takes his iPhone out of his pocket and stares at his current apps with both hope and determination in his brown eyes. Looking up from the phone he adds, “Once Norkel has an app I think the company will start to take off.” While he is anxiously awaiting the Norkel App, Lizzadro urges students to visit the website. The site, www.norkel.com, is themed in different shades of blue with the official “Norkel: Buy, Sell, Trade” logo atop every page. “I know its annoying to sign up for another website. but overall I just want students to give Norkel a try so they can really see for themselves how easy it is to use,” said Lizzadro.
Scientist Biggert vs. lawyer Foster in redrawn 11th District By ZOE BARKER Online Editor Running in Illinois’ new southwest suburban 11th congressional district are longtime 13th district Republican Congresswoman Judy Biggert and former 14th district Democratic Congressman Bill Foster. A Democrat-controlled state legislature redrew the 11th district to include portions of Kane, Kendall, Will, DuPage and suburban Cook Counties. It most notably contains the mega-suburb ties of Naperville, but ominously for Biggert, the Democrat-laden mini-cities of Joliet and Aurora.
Biggert Basics Judith “Judy” Biggert, 75, was born in Chicago but grew up in Wilmette and attended New Trier High School. She went to Stanford University for her bachelor’s degree in international relations, then to Northwestern for law school where she was an editor of the law review. Biggert started her legal career as a clerk in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit and began her political career in 1992 when she was elected to the Illinois House of Representatives. She was first elected to Congress in 1998 after defeating Peter
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Roskam in the Republican primary for the 13th district. In 2008 she won re-election to her sixth term. According to her campaign website, she served as President of the Board of Education of Hinsdale Township High School, chairman of the Hinsdale Plan Commission and other local leadership positions. She is also a member of the American Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the DuPage
Bar Association and the DuPage Association of Women Lawyers. Biggert lives in Hinsdale with her husband Rody. They have four children and nine grandchildren.
Foster Facts George William “Bill” Foster, 57, earned his bachelor’s degree in physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and his PhD in physics from Harvard. Foster was a young entrepreneur at age
19 when he started Electronic Theatre Controls, Inc., with his brother and friends. According to the company’s website, they “now manufacture more than half of the theater lighting equipment in the United States.” Foster moved to Illinois in 1984 to work for roughly 24 years at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, commonly known as Fermilab, as a physicist and particle accelerator designer. In March of 2008, Foster ran
for and won a special election to replace former House Speaker Dennis Hastert after he resigned to become a lobbyist. He then won re-election in November 2008, served a full term, and then lost to Republican Randy Hultgren in 2010. Foster married and later divorced his first wife Ann in the mid ‘90s. She is still a software engineer at his company. According to his campaign website, they had joint custody of their two children and decided to live close to each other in Batavia in order to raise them. Foster remarried and now lives in Naperville with his wife Aesook. Biggert and Foster are running to replace Republican Adam Kinzinger, who decided to run in the 16th district instead of seeking re-election as the incumbent in the redrawn 11th. The district contains approximately half of what was previously Biggert’s 13th district. The 11th district was drawn to be dominantly Democratic. According to Foster’s website, the new district is approximately 60 percent Caucasian, 22 percent Hispanic, 11 percent African American and seven percent Asian. Story from DePolitics2012. com, featuring work by DePaul communications graduate students.
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LINCOLN PARK CAMPUS OCTOBER 17 • A Bicycle Theft report was filed for a student’s bike taken from the McCabe bike rack.
OCTOBER 18 • A Theft report was filed for a student who left her iPhone unattended in the Student Center and upon her return the phone was taken.
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The Lincoln Park Zoo's new baby gorilla peeks out from its mothers' lap. The baby gorilla was born on Oct. 11 to mother Bana and silverback father Kwan.
• A Suspicion of Marijuana report was filed on a room in Munroe Hall. No drugs were found in the room.
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• A Disturbance report was filed in regards to someone spraying Lysol in the Richardson Library.
• A Criminal Damage to Property report was filed on a door in the DePaul Center.
• A Liquor Law Violation report was filed in Corcoran Hall. The person was transported to Illinois Masonic Hospital for treatment.
• A Theft report was filed for a backpack taken from 1 E Jackson.
• A Burglary report was filed for a student who had money taken out of their room in Seton Hall.
• A Criminal Damage to Property report was filed regarding graffiti on shop windows in the DePaul Center.
• A Theft report was filed regarding the front wheel of a bike taken from the McCabe Hall bike rack.
• A Theft report was filed for a wallet taken from 243 S. Wabash.
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• A Theft report was filed for a student whose wallet was taken from a desk in S.A.C.
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• A Bicycle Theft report was filed for a student’s bike taken from the Munroe Hall bike rack.
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"STATE" continued from front page attention from the Chicago Police Department or require weekend security teams either. “They originally told myself and the Sheffield Neighborhood Association that it would be white tablecloths, a sit-down place,” said Vi Daley, former Chicago 43rd ward alderman from 1999 to 2011. “It was going to be more for families in the neighborhood type of a place.” Daley realized during the building of State that they did not have “fine dining” in mind. “(State owner Kostas Giannoulias) was building before he even had his liquor license,” said Daley. “Some of the neighbors noticed that all of a sudden there were high top tables and television screens coming in. It was like this is triggering something else than what he originally told the community.” With two bars located on the cross streets Webster Avenue and Bissell Street already, the last thing Daley wanted was a bar of that magnitude. “McGee’s is over there, Kelly’s is over there and they really didn’t want another establishment like that,” said Daley. “If it was fine dining, maybe they could live with it.” Once State finished what was going to be a family restaurant, their next move was to get their liquor license. Daley, with support from the community, lobbied against State during this process. After appeal, State was granted an Incidental Activity License, which requires the sale of alcohol to be secondary to the sale of food. Giannioulias’s cousin, Alexi Giannioulias, was the Illinois State Treasurer at the time of the license hearing. Daley said she did not believe this connection impacted the outcome of the hearing, but she said that many others did. Once State had a liquor license, it steered away from fine dining, and turned into the problematic bar that Daley and the neighborhood had feared. John W., who lives on Bissell Street closer to Belden Avenue with his wife and two children,
said when he first visited the bar he was told to remove his baseball hat inside, and that it was attempting “white tablecloth” kind of place, without the food quality to match. However, John said this phase “didn’t last long,” and soon turned into a sports bar. Between 2007 and 2010, State had 30 complaints filed against them, according to records from the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection Local Liquor Control Commission. Among the records, received through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), are violations for the sale of alcohol to a minor, a happy hour violation and battery by agent. They were also cited on two occasions for a restaurant operating as a tavern. Police reports from the CPD, also obtained through FOIA, show that the sale of alcohol to a minor involved a cooperating minor who entered the bar and purchased a glass of Miller Lite beer without being carded. The reports stated that the happy hour violation occurred when an undercover respondent received a wristband drink special from a State employee. The CPD did not release any other police reports. As a result of numerous violations, State was forced to close operations for a six-day period in June 2009 and paid a $5,000 fine. A couple who live on the corner of Webster Avenue and Bissell Street across from State, said that they were initially skeptical of the bar, but recently have noticed more security for bigger events and a more tightlycontrolled bar scene. However, they said they noticed some potential “drug exchanges” in State’s alleyway and in front of their house. A former DePaul student, who wished to remain anonymous, was a server for State before they had their liquor license in 2007. The source, who was 19 years old and a freshman at the time, said underage drinking occurred at State when they were just BYOB. “Because it was BYOB, the server was in charge of checking
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According to State's manager, improvements to better suit the neighborhood have been made. IDs. However, since there was no formal ID training, fake IDs were easily accepted as proper forms of identification,” said the source, who spoke anonymously because she is still in the service industry. “It was a very lax system. Most of my underage freshmen friends would go and drink there regardless of if I was working. Underage drinking was a regular thing.” The source said she, along with other employees, knew that the neighborhood was fighting against State getting its liquor license. She also said that without a liquor license, State might have been hard-pressed to stay in business. “We were made aware of it by the owner and management due to their frustration with not being able to obtain a liquor license,” she said. “The restaurant wasn't making money. In a neighborhood like Lincoln Park, the restaurant depended on the support of its neighbors coming in and patronizing them, but since they didn't support State, it was suffering financially.” A receptionist at the nearby consignment store, STUFF, located at 955 W. Webster Ave., said State was “very nicely
maintained and landscaped.” She also said the bar was a great addition to the neighborhood, and
It was a very lax system. Most of my underage friends would go and drink there regardless of if I was working. Underage drinking was a regular thing."
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that she thought it closed over the summer for remodeling, rather than underage drinking citations. Adam Mitsakopoulos has been a manager at State since 2010. Mitsakopoulos said that State has tried to make improvements for the neighbors, yet he also felt that this is partially a college town and that sometimes people do not want to travel all the way to River North for a large sports bar atmosphere. One measure that Mitsakopoulos said has been
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DEPAUL NEWSLETTER WINS AWARD "Honorable Mentions," DePaul's Honors Program's quarterly newsletter, won a first-place award in the "Student Published-Electronic" category from the National Collegiate Honors Council. Juniors Alex Jewell and Lisa Plachy edit the newsletter.
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DePaul is finally out of the basement of Trojan's sexual health rankings, but this isn't the
helpful in lowering complaints has been the hiring of a security team for weekend nights and busy football Sundays. He said they have a security team with one person who walks around and behind the premise to make sure no State patrons are disturbing the neighbors. For better or for worse, it appears that State is here to stay. It is undoubtedly a bar that attracts a college crowd, or even slightly older, into what seemingly transforms into a club on Friday and Saturday night. They have drink specials seven nights a week and only two nights of food specials, though their liquor license states that the sale of alcohol be secondary to the sale of food. It certainly has not turned into the fine dining establishment Daley imagined. “It infuriated me so much that someone could come to you, ask for something, look you straight in the eye and tell you they’ll do one thing and they do something else,” said Daley. “I think that was the biggest problem for some of the other people in the neighborhood: he lied to us. This kid just came and blatantly lied.”
first time DePaul has rethought sexuality. James and Evelyn Whitehead, co-authors of "A Sense of Sexuality: Christian Love and Intimacy," visited DePaul on Oct. 30, 1991. "Christians need to discuss the wonderful and perplexing question of sexuality, the source of so much pleasure and so much confusion," said James. The couple argued there is biological evidence that sex is about more than reproduction.
LAST ISSUE OF THE QUARTER That's right, readers: this is our last issue of the Fall Quarter. But don't fret. Next week, we'll be coming out with a special election issue and sports preview. So keep an eye on your local news stand, and we'll see you all again in January!
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NATION & WORLD
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Young Pakistani activist inspires DePaul students By HANNA GUERRERO Contributing Writer Malala Yousafzai, a 14-yearold activist from Pakistan, just wanted to get an education. She spoke out against the Pakistani Taliban that was prohibiting girls' education by writing diary entries to the BBC’s Urdu (which features Urdu language specific content) under a pseudonym. Her identity emerged after the Taliban was driven out of her northwestern Pakistan village of Swat Valley, but then the Taliban began to target her. On Oct. 9, masked Taliban gunmen boarded Yousefzai’s school bus, identified her and shot her in the head. Doctors in Pakistan immediately removed the bullet that managed to miss her brain, giving her a good chance at recovery. A medical helicopter then transferred her to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, England. In a media briefing held last week, Dr. Dave Rosser, the medical director of the hospital, said that Yousafzai was able to stand up and communicate by writing notes. As she recovers from her injuries, so does the rest of her
country, those around the world and those here at DePaul. “Everyone on Facebook was putting up statuses for her, even Pakistani celebrities,” said Sufyan Ahmed, president of DePaul’s Pakistani Student Association (PSA). “Everyone is proud of what she has achieved at such a young age; she has become an icon.” PSA will have an Eid Dinner on Oct. 30 to celebrate the end of Ramadan. As a response to the news about Yousafzai, PSA will discuss starting a fundraiser to raise money for schools in Pakistan that educate girls for free. Yousafzai has reached icon status internationally. As her story makes international headlines, she has become the face of the girls’ education movement. “What is important to bring to light about this is that Yousafzai is the face of the movement – not the movement itself. Muslim women have been educated for centuries who have served as brilliant scholars,” said Salma Ghalyoun, a member of DePaul’s United Muslims Moving Forward (UMMA). “The inability to go to school in the Swat Valley was due to the presence of the Taliban and their edict against educating women, not because of some
Islamic doctrine.” On Sunday following the shooting, tens of thousands of Pakistani residents in Karachi rallied together to support and pray for Yousafzai. The supporters condemned this act of terrorism, holding up signs that said, “Shame on you, Taliban.” The New Yorker reported that a Pakistani Taliban spokesman, Ehsanullah Ehsan, claimed responsibility and threatened to attack her again. “She was pro-West,” said Ehsan. “She was speaking against the Taliban and she was calling President Obama her idol.” Laila Farah, DePaul women’s and gender studies professor, explains that Yousefzai did not want to adopt Western means of education. “She sought to work within her cultural context in order to affect the greatest change possible within the socio-cultural and religious frameworks in which she lives,” said Farah. “Malala’s efforts will continue to resonate with others. She is our best example, albeit a wounded one.” As a worldwide conversation on girl’s access to education begins to spread over the Internet and media, Farah explains real education reform will take many more years.
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Malala Yousafzai, is shown recovering in Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, England, after being attacked and shot in the head by Taliban gunmen in Pakistan on Oct. 9 for advocating education for girls. “It will take much longer in any war-torn zone, whether led by fundamentalists or not,” said Farah. “The Taliban are still at war, both with those in their country who do not support them, as well as with the Western world in general. As long as chaos reigns, so will they, and so education reform will be hindered exponentially.” Despite the hard realities of making education reform possible, people have been inspired by the young activist
and are making efforts to help her in making her education dreams come true. Gordon Brown, UN special envoy for Global Education, has declared Nov. 10, global day of action for Yousafzai and 32 million more girls. He will announce a new foundation in honor of Yousefzai. Before the shooting, Yousefzai was working to start a foundation to campaign for the 32 million girls around the world who were not in school.
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States find unique ways to get out the vote By JODELLE MAGLAYA Contributing Writer Elections are a time for the people to have their say, and individuals from around the United States are putting their personal twists into urging people to vote, from as far as Hawaii to as close as Illinois. When election time comes around, residents all over the islands of Hawaii line busy streets from morning to evening holding signs, waving the famous “shaka” with cheerful smiles. Some residents opt to keep their hands free and will put large signs on their houses for drivers to see. The signs can encourage people to
vote for a certain candidate or simply remind people that voting is important. Many sign holders can be seen at various intersections, so everyone gets a chance to honk their car horns in show of their favor while driving past. “It’s important for people to do this because you see that they’re trying to reach out to the people of Hawaii, and even if you don’t know the person, just seeing someone there holding a sign is effective enough,” said Joni Danao, resident of Hawaii. Danao believes that something needs to change in America, and said that people must exercise their right to vote in order for these changes to take place. Although there is usually a group of people lined up waving signs, there are
days when it may just be one person. “Sometimes, when I head to work at 5 a.m., I see one person holding a sign at the intersection, and all I can say is, ‘Wow, that’s dedication,’” said Emily Hingada, resident of Hawaii for over 40 years. Even though these sign holders may not persuade every single to vote, people like Danao and Hingada value their commitment to the community and America. Here at home, Chicago Votes, a nonprofit organization, is taking advantage of Halloween as a way to get people involved with the 2012 election On Halloween, hundreds of costumed volunteers will go out in efforts to remind people to vote Nov. 6. They are naming this family fun event “Trick or Vote” and
will go door-to-door in the Logan Square community. The volunteers will also be having people sign pledge cards. Claudia Telles, intern for Chicago Votes, is one of the many volunteers that are helping to coordinate this Halloween event. Telles says that sudents are encouraged to come out and show their support and if needed may receive service credit hours. This civic organization aims at engaging young Chicagoans by finding enjoyable ways to train leaders and mobilize individuals throughout the political process. With only a little over a week until the election, these are just a couple unique ways people in Hawai’i and Illinois are getting out the vote.
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56 KILLED IN ETHNIC CLASH IN MYANMAR
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At least 56 people were killed and nearly 2,000 homes destroyed in the latest outbreak of ethnic violence in western Myanmar, a government official said Thursday. The 25 men and 31 women were reported dead in four Rakhine state townships after violence between the Buddhist Rakhine and Muslim Rohingya communities re-erupted Sunday, local government spokesman Win Myaing said. He said some 1,900 homes had been burned down in fresh conflict, while 60 men and four women were injured. It was unclear how many of the victims were Rohingya people and how many were Rakhine. In June, ethnic violence in the state left at least 90 people dead and destroyed more than 3,000 homes. Tens of thousands of people remain in refugee camps. An account by a Rakhine villager in the area suggested great confusion and tension. The villager said that when groups of Rakhine and the Rohingya had a confrontation, government soldiers shot into a crowd of Rakhine, even though, according to his claim, it had been dispersing. The villager would not give his name for fear of violent reprisals.
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An Indian woman in traditional attire smiles during a practice session of Garba, a traditional dance of Gujarat ahead of Navratri festival in Ahmadabad, India, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. Navratri, or the festival of nine nights began Oct.16.
FORD CLOSES BELGIAN PLANT GENK, BELGIUM
Ford Motor Co. announced Wednesday it planned to close a car plant in eastern Belgium — one of its main European factories — by the end of 2014, a move that would result in 4,500 direct job losses and 5,000 more among subcontractors. Ford told a management council there that production was winding down since slumping European sales has forced a restructuring of its plants. Ford has been under pressure in Europe due to the region's dwindling demand for its models and the overall slide of car sales on the continent due to the debt crisis. The company expects to lose more than $1 billion this year in Europe, where it gets a quarter of its sales. Analysts say Ford has more factory capacity than it needs. Regional authorities in northern Belgium's Flanders are already looking how to recover money from the €57 million ($74.13 million) it committed in 2010 to keep Ford rooted there for years to come. "In Oct. 2010, we negotiated and signed a deal worth many millions. And now they said 'OK, let's close Genk'," said Flanders Minister-President Kris Peeters.
SEX ABUSE SCANDAL PLAGUES BBC The scale of the child sex abuse scandal engulfing the BBC expanded on Thursday as authorities announced that 300 potential victims had come forward with accusations against one of the broadcaster's most popular children's entertainers and that others might have acted with him. The scandal swirling around one of Britain's most respected news organizations also prompted a spirited defense from New York Times chairman and publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. of the paper's incoming CEO, the former top executive of the BBC. In a letter to staff, Sulzberger said he was satisfied that Mark Thompson, who was the BBC's director general until last month, had no role in the decision to scrap an investigative segment about the abuse allegations against the late Jimmy Savile. The well-known children's TV and radio host is accused of using his fame to coerce teens into having sex with him in his car, his camper and even in dressing rooms on BBC premises. Police Commander Peter Spindler, head of the Scotland Yard inquiry into the scandal, said Thursday that 300 potential victims had come forward so far and even more were expected to contact authorities. He said all but two of the cases involved girls and that detectives had interviewed 130 people. Spindler said Savile, who died last October at age 84, was "undoubtedly" one of the worst sex offenders in recent British history.
VENEZUELA CELEBRATES 9 WORLD SERIES PLAYERS CARACAS, VENEZUELA
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MUSLIMS MAKE ANNUAL PILGRMMIGE TO MECCA MECCA, SAUDI ARABIA
Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba as pray inside the Grand mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Monday, Oct. 22, 2012. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws three million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. COMPILED BY LYNSEY HART | NEWS COURTESY OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Venezuelans are celebrating their homegrown baseball heroes as a record contingent of players from the country playing in the World Series with the Detroit Tigers and San Francisco Giants. Nine Venezuelans, including five with the Giants and four with the Tigers, are playing in this year's championship, the most ever. Fans in Caracas cheered the Giants, in large part because the game's star was one of their own, Marco Scutaro, the veteran second baseman who was named the most valuable player of the series. "It's a great year for Venezuela. Our flag is flying high. 2012 is a historic year," said Jose Manuel Blanco, a university student.
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Third party candidates deserve more attention
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Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein, left, and vice presidential candidate Cheri Honkala sit at the entrance of Hofstra University, Hempstead, N.Y. after being told they would not be able to enter and participate in the second presidential debate Tuesday, Oct. 16. By KEVIN GROSS Contributing Writer As of now, I know that at least five percent of you readers are undecided voters. For those watching the presidential debates and observing the rhetoric surrounding election time, I must say that I sympathize with you. Particularly, I, too, feel that much of the rhetoric is simply that: just rhetoric, and that the candidates from both major parties are liars. For those who are frustrated with both parties, do not fret. Do not just choose from the lesser of two evils. Instead, a proposal: come join the Pirate Party of the United States. This Pirate Party is more than just peg legs, patches and parrots. Rather, these “pirates” are an interest group that stands up for the free flow of information, free press, the protection of privacy and the transparency of government power that would allegedly be used to disrupt the flow of the Internet. Have not heard of them before? Well, I am sure many of you have heard of WikiLeaks. This website came under scrutiny by the U.S. government for releasing leaked documents and censored footage regarding the war on terror. In 2010, the Swedish branch of the Pirate Party granted safe haven to the whistleblowing website in Sweden. Here is what we have to realize. The moniker of “third party” is more than just a curse word— third parties get things done too. “Eugene Debs, a candidate for the Socialist Party in the 1910’s and 20’s, helped create an environment for [Franklin Roosevelt’s] new deal policies,” said DePaul politics expert, Michael Mezey. “And in 1992, Ross Perot helped raise the issue on the national deficit,” said Mezey. Perot’s campaign for the Reform Party preceded Bill Clinton’s presidency, in which the U.S. not only climbed
out of deficit, but actually sustained surpluses. The harsh fact is that in the U.S., the chances for most third party candidates getting elected to office is slim to none, but they play an important role in pushing hotbutton issues into the mindsets of big-party candidates. Keep in mind that neither of the above examples were successfully elected, yet they still helped promote real and lasting change within the structure of our notably bipartisan nation. Today’s third parties exist for a myriad of reasons.
At times, third parties have garnered a decent amount of the popular vote; however, the U.S. possesses a winner-take-all electoral college system, under which no alternative candidate has received an electoral vote for over 40 years. Dare we point out the fact that, come campaigning time, alternative party candidates are never invited to the debate sessions? Third parties continue to garner small, yet growing, amounts of support within the present political structure. Among voters, a large portion of their support does
For those who are frustrated with both parties, do not fret. Do not just choose from the lesser of two evils. Instead, a proposal: come join the Pirate Party of the United States.”
Take the Libertarian Party, which strives for the easing of government control and involvement in all aspects of life- from the elimination of economic controls to the legalization of marijuana. There is also the Rent Is Too Damn High Party- a New York party that exists because, as they believe, the rent is simply “too damn high.” As DePaul media instructor Mike Conklin observes, “third parties are often like political lobbying groups. They are often formed around a single idea.” Essentially, does that mean third parties can exist as politically efficient special interest groups? “Unfortunately for third parties to massively change public opinion you need microphones, and microphones cost money,” said Mezey. Indeed, the obstacles for third party influence are lofty. They come nowhere close to the major parties in terms of fundraising power.
indeed continue to come from undecided voters or voters disillusioned by the major parties. As Conklin puts it, “The question comes down to this. Are you willing to work within the [bipartisan] system, or do you want to work outside of it?” So whatever your political beliefs are, take a look at the two major parties. Chances are you will not agree completely with either party. For alienated voters, can you find a party that you regard as the lesser of two evils? For those who find that they just cannot agree with neither of the two major parties, find a third party. For me, if I decide that both of the parties are equally bad, I just might consider putting a third party on my ballot. A third party vote can almost function, as Conklin puts it, “as a vote of protest.” Mezey claims, “with today’s disillusioned voter base, the time may be ripe for the rise of third parties.”
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Winter is just around the corner: How to beat the winter blues BY HANNAH BENDER Contributing Writer As the last of the leaves begin to fall and the trees are left barren, the crisp autumnal breeze calls for warmer jackets and gloves. As the sun begins to set earlier each day, it is clear that winter is just around the corner, and so are the winter blues. It is not unusual that many people feel a little moody this time of year. When it is dark and cold outside, reaching for a hearty helping of comfort food or lying in bed a while longer feels instinctual. The thought of a pumpkin spice latte from Brownstone’s may be all the motivation you need to start the day, but for many people, the bleak fall and winter weather can lead to depression. According to Harvard Medical School, winter Photo courtesy of Creative Commons depression accounts for nearly 10 percent of major depression Falling leaves and snow are not the only side effects of fall and winter. For cases and an even more severe sonal Affective Disorder (SAD). form of seasonal depression is a phenomenon known as lights equivalent to that of a sunrise, has proven to be a Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Between four and six relatively effective treatment for people suffering from percent of the United States’ population suffers from SAD SAD. However, new studies suggest that it is not only each year, while nearly 20 percent show symptoms of the exposure to light that can positively impact a patient’s disorder, including fatigue, weight gain and antisocial health; the time of day at which a person is exposed could behavior. be just as significant. Although seasonal depression remains a mystery to Dr. Alfred Lewy, who studies SAD at the Oregon scientists, researchers have concluded that exposure to Health and Science University, has compared SAD sunlight — or lack thereof — has a significant impact to a long-term jet lag, with recent published research on people who are feeling the effects of the winter blues. supporting his theory that this form of depression is a Places in higher latitudes, like Chicago, experience fewer result of a disturbance in the circadian rhythm. Bright hours of daylight in the winter months, putting people in light in the morning resets the circadian clock, letting the these areas at higher risk for seasonal depression. body know that it is time to wake up, but Lewy believes The solution seems simple: exposure to bright light that the delayed dawn of the fall and winter throw the should reverse the symptoms associated with the winter body’s normal 24-hour rhythm off balance. In his studies, blues. Light therapy, which exposes patients to artificial Lewy found that for the majority of his patients, a regimen
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many Americans, the colder months cause Seaof light exposure in the morning was effective in resetting their circadian clocks. The lack of sunlight in the winter months is inevitable, but there are easy lifestyle changes that can lower the risk of SAD and its milder forms. Eating a well-balanced diet, doing frequent exercise, socializing with friends and deliberate light exposure can help prevent the onset of seasonal depression. A Harvard study found that being outside, even when it is not sunny, could also help with SAD symptoms. An hourlong walk on a dark winter afternoon can have the effectiveness of two and a half hours of exposure to artificial light. So do not forget to take a break from studying or watching your favorite television shows, and go outside and enjoy the snow.
The perks of living at home after college BY DANA MORONES Contributing Writer
Living away at college has many perks such as staying up late, decorating your apartment with empty liquor bottles and being surrounded by your friends all the time. Being on your own gives you a chance to avoid the intruding questions like, “Did you study enough for your midterm?” or, “How late are you going to be out?” and “Are you really going to eat that for breakfast?” Having full freedom over your life may sound great but as the “freshman 15” starts to turn into the “senior 20” and your bank account starts suffering from rent payments, you realize that being at home might not be such a terrible thing. “Living at home during that awkward ‘I just graduated college, but don’t have a job yet’ phase really comes in handy,” said Rebecca Garner, a DePaul graduate. “Life is chaotic, but I found that moving home after graduating was one of the best decisions I made because it
helped me feel like I was standing on solid ground.” According to the Washington Post, 29 percent of people today, between the ages of 25 to 34, move back home with their parents at one time or another. This generation has become known as the “boomerang generation” because parents throw their adult kids out into the world and they usually end up coming back full circle. Steven Mintz, Columbia University professor and Washington Post columnist, blames the economy for this boomerang effect. “The pay gap between college grads and everyone else has been widening steadily. And even among degree-holders, the best jobs usually go to those who can afford postgraduate training or an unpaid or low-paid internship or training period,” said Mintz. Living at home opens doors for students and postgraduates to gain the experiences they need to
become successful in their field. It gives them a chance to try many different career paths with internships before applying for their first real job. People are free to experiment and make mistakes without the constant burden of
feeling a sense of independence knowing I can support myself.” MonsterCollege.com, a mentoring job site for college graduates, took a poll and came up with the top five reasons to live at home. Number one: the price is right. Living at home lets you take time to save money and make a good dent in your student loans; living alone with loans is a life with a huge price tag. So instead of having to spend your dollars on toilet paper and your quarters on laundry, you can start saving. Number two: living at home gets you away from Photo courtesy of Creative Commons mac n’ cheese, ramen noodles and living expenses. Spaghetti O’s. Mom’s home “I am currently at home and cooking will not only save your I am enjoying watching my bank waistline, but will also give you account not getting washed away some good comfort food. A better by rent," said Nicole Donnelly, a well-balanced diet can help in DePaul graduate. "I am looking any situation. forward to moving out and Reasons number three, four
and five all contribute to the fact that home is where you know people. At home there are people you can trust, home maintenance problems (like a clogged sink) are taken care of and most of all there is a 24/7 support system for you. Getting towards the end of college is a very stressful time and it helps to have people around you can trust. With all this said and done, living at home does take some work and getting used to. Parents might want to go back to the old days when their children had to borrow the car and be home by curfew. It always helps to give parents a chance to get to know their adult child by setting some ground rules and coordinating schedules. Living at home is an adjustment for all parties including the parents, so realizing that everyone has to adjusting helps. “The young people who will do best are those who do not leap out of the nest too soon,” said Mintz.
The opinions in this section do not necessarily reflect those of The DePaulia staff.
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Pennsylvania 20 electoral votes
Pennsylvania voted Democratic in the last five elections, so many experts see this state as being more crucial for the Obama camp. Outcomes in previous elections: (year/candidate/margin of victory) 2008 OBAMA 10.35% 2004 KERRY 2.5% 2000 GORE 4.17%
Contributions to candidates: Obama: $7,784,261 Romney: $8,296,131 Advertisement spending by candidate: (Organization/total ad spending/week ending 10.29.12) Obama for America / $5,017,960 total Romney for President / 0 / 0 DNC / 0 / 0 RNC / 0 / 0 Outcomes in previous elections: (year/candidate/margin of victory) 2008 OBAMA 6.31% 2004 BUSH 8.21% 2000 BUSH 8.03% Contributions to candidates: Obama: $8,652,118 Romney: $9,955,578 Advertisement spending by candidate: (Organization/total ad spending/week ending 10.29.12) Obama for America / $47,870,090 / est. $4.6 mil Romney for President / $30,115,504 / est $2.6 mil DNC / 0 / 0 RNC / $4,962,439 total
13 electoral votes
Like in Ohio, Obama’s intense campaigning in the state put him in the lead in recent polls. Before Obama won the state in 2008, Republicans carried it for nine out of the last 10 elections. While most of the state is deeply conservative, population shifted in northern Virginia due to an increase in the Latino and Asian population, and changed its political demographics.
Outcomes in previous elections: (year/candidate/margin of victory) 2008 OBAMA 13.93% 2004 KERRY 0.38% 2000 GORE 0.22% Contributions to candidates: Obama: $2,317,222 Romney: $2,808,377 Advertisement spending by candidate: (Organization/total ad spending/week ending 10.29.12) Obama for America / $ $7,984,883 / est. $2.5 mil Romney for President / $ $6,177,421/ est $1.98 mil DNC / 0 / 0 RNC / $886,708 total
Wisconsin 10 electoral votes
Wisconsin voters went with the Democratic Party’s candidate in every election since 1988. However, with the addition of Wisconsin native Paul Ryan on his ticket, Romney may still have a fighting chance.
6 electoral votes
Although once a solid Republican state, Iowa went to the Democrats in five of the last six elections. But in this election cycle, Iowa might pose a challenge to Obama as Romney’s consistent campaigning kept Obama’s poll ratings lower than other nearby states. Obama won Iowa in 2008 by 10 points and recent polls show his current lead as less than half that.
Outcomes in previous elections: (year/candidate/margin of victory) 2008 OBAMA 9.58% 2004 BUSH 0.67% 2000 GORE 0.32% Contributions to candidates: Obama: $1,126,737 Romney: $1,418,951 Advertisement spending by candidate: (Organization/total ad spending/week ending 10.29.12) Obama for America / $22,644,066 / est. $1.7 mil Romney for President / $14,746,401 / est $1.5 mil DNC / 0 / 0 RNC / $1,352,131 total
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29 electoral votes
Recent polls show a very close race in this infamous battleground state. This state may face unprecedented amounts of advertising from both candidates and could be Romney’s best shot at victory. Obama may have hope if Romney fails to win the votes of Hispanic voters, particularly Puerto Ricans in central Florida and Cuban Americans in southern Florida.
18 electoral votes
Some consider Ohio to be the most important swing state of the bunch, with 18 electoral votes up for grabs. And rightfully so—this state has accurately picked winning presidential candidates in the last 12 elections. The last candidate to win the election, but lose Ohio, was John F. Kennedy in 1960. While Obama’s intense campaigning gave him a persistent lead, major parts of the state remains conservative.
Outcomes in previous elections: (year/candidate/margin of victory) 2008 OBAMA 2.82% 2004 BUSH 5.01% 2000 BUSH 0.01% Contributions to candidates: Obama: $11,890,620 Romney: $23,521,375 Advertisement spending by candidate: (Organization/total ad spending/week ending 10.29.12) Obama for America / $60,262,391 / est. $5.5 mil Romney for President / $39,058,549 / est. $4.5 mil DNC / 0 / 0 RNC / 0 / 0 Outcomes in previous elections: (year/candidate/margin of victory) 2008 OBAMA 4.54% 2004 BUSH 2.11% 2000 BUSH 3.51% Contributions to candidates: Obama: $3,774,717 Romney: $8,255,919 Advertisement spending by candidate: (Organization/total ad spending/week ending 10.29.12) Obama for America / $63,238,764 / $6,195,226 Romney for President / $37,664,782 / $3,542,275 DNC / 0 / 0 RNC / $7,547,297 / $1,646,196
Colorado 9 electoral votes
Obama’s big victory in Colorado during the 2008 presidential election marks the second time in the past 11 election cycles that Colo. voters went blue. The first was to Bill Clinton in 1992. With Latino voter turnout being the key factor, current polls show Obama with a slight lead over Romney. Romney must appeal to independents and women voters, who sealed Democratic wins for Senate and governor races in 2010.
6 electoral votes
In the last six presidential elections, Nevada went three to the Democrats and three to the Republicans. Nevada’s demographic trend could help Obama, who won the state in 2008, but the housing crisis there might be Romney’s ticket to the presidency. Nevada also has the nation’s highest rates of home foreclosure and unemployment and a large Mormon population.
Outcomes in previous elections: (year/candidate/margin of victory) 2008 OBAMA 8.95% 2004 BUSH 4.67% 2000 BUSH 8.36% Contributions to candidates: Obama: $5,384,138 Romney: $6,038,925 Advertisement spending by candidate: (Organization/total ad spending/week ending 10.29.12) Obama for America / $26,258,473 / $2,047,111 Romney for President / $15,452,383 / $1,355,152 DNC / 0 / 0 RNC / $1,548,810 / $180,000**last contribution 8/27/12 Outcomes in previous elections: (year/candidate/margin of victory) 2008 OBAMA 12.5% 2004 BUSH 2.59% 2000 BUSH 3.54% Contributions to candidates: Obama: $1,197,145 Romney: $2,695,257 Advertisement spending by candidate: (Organization/total ad spending/week ending 10.29.12) Obama for America / $20,646,376 / est. $1.6 mil Romney for President / $10,828,410 / est $961,000 DNC / 0 / 0 RNC / $962,290 total
New Hampshire 4 electoral votes
Democrats won big in New Hampshire during five of the last eight elections. But it could also be Romney’s greatest chance to win a state that went to Obama in 2008 as his conservative fiscal views appeal to independent voters. MAX KLEINER | The DePaulia
Outcomes in previous elections: (year/candidate/margin of victory) 2008 OBAMA 9.65% 2004 KERRY 1.37% 2000 BUSH 1.27% Contributions to candidates: Obama: $1,268,209 Romney: $1,191,192 Advertisement spending by candidate: (Organization/total ad spending/week ending 10.29.12) Obama for America / $18,879,480 / est. $2.35 mil Romney for President / $3,742,023 / est $908,000 DNC / 0 / 0 RNC / $1,723,732 total
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Celebrate the souls By HANNAH GUERRERO Contributing Writer Traditional Mexican paper cut out banners, “papel picado”, in bright orange, green, yellow, pink and purple line the walls while smiling sugar skulls, assortments of foods and drinks, and marigold flowers are among items on the altars at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Pilsen. They are festive decorations to celebrate the life of loved ones that have passed. Instead of expressing grief, sorrow, and wearing black, Mexicans and Latinos alike, accept death as a phase of life. They celebrate those they loved for two days on Nov. 1 and Nov. 2 on the ancient holiday called, Dia de los Muertos, Day of the Dead. The only major museum in Chicago that is free to the public is at its busiest this time of year. They run Day of the Dead tours for their Hanal Pixan/Food for the Souls exhibit every half hour from open to close. “I was joking with the other tour guides that it should be called the National Museum of Day of the Dead. We have an average of 10 school groups per day, it gets really hectic. At the same time, it’s probably what keeps the museum running,” said tour guide, Mario Hernandez. The ancient holiday celebrated by the indigenous Aztecs, Mayans, Nahua, Totonac and Otomi was on the verge of extinction with the arrival of the Spanish, who viewed their
celebration of death as barbaric and sacrilegious. It used to be celebrated throughout the whole month of August, when the Spanish arrived they began to spread Catholicism by introducing All Saints Day and All Souls Day. Instead of letting this tradition go, they began to mix it with Catholicism and celebrated it on All Saints and All Souls Day. “If the Natives hadn’t continued to celebrate on those two days chances are it would have disappeared,” said Hernandez. Even though the date of the holiday has changed, nothing much else has changed. In keeping with the indigenous connection to nature, the altar still represents the four main elements of natureearth, wind, water and fire. The Earth is represented by food, such as the specially made, “pan de los muertos”, the top of this sweet bread is decorated with what resembles the bones of the dead. The traditional Mexican cut out paper, “papel picado”, represents wind. Candles represent fire, and water is placed on the altar to quench the thirst of the souls after a long journey to the altar. The Day of the Dead exhibit features many skulls and skeletons. In the pre-Hispanic era, skulls were commonly kept as trophies and displayed during the rituals to symbolize death and rebirth. The skulls are colorful and are meant to celebrate death instead of instilling fear. The exhibit also features various altars each arranged differently
according the person it’s for. The exhibit attracts many people who are curious about this holiday. “People that want to learn more about Mexican culture, because culture is something that’s taken a lot of pride in. There’s this genuine curiosity about the way that death is portrayed. When you’re brought up in the US, death is scary and bad, here you see a culture that views it in the opposite way,” said Rodriguez. At DePaul, DePaul’s Association for Latino Empowerment (DALE), has a Day of the Dead Week planned starting on Oct. 29. During the week other events pertaining to issues important to Latinos like voting and immigration will take place. Vice President of DALE, Gloria Martinez thinks that these events should broaden people’s cultural understanding. A Day of the Dead bake sale will take place on Oct. 30. They will be selling “pan de muertos” and Mexican hot chocolate. For Stephanie Arroyo, a DALE member and junior at DePaul, bread and hot chocolate are the perfect way to celebrate the holiday. “My family and I remember the deceased by praying to their spirit. The best thing though is getting together with the family for some pan de muerto and hot chocolate,” said Arroyo. Arroyo believes that many Mexican-Americans have forgotten what Day of the Dead really means. “Not many know what it is
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TOP: Ricardo Linares G., A Dream / Un sueño, 1989, polychrome papier-mâché. BOTTOM: An "offrenda made by a number of women part of the El Stich and Bitch collaborative. truly about or how it was about celebrating our ancestors. The traditions may have diminished, but it still remains strong in many Latino communities today,” said Arroyo. Unlike in Mexico where families go to clean and decorate tombs at the cemetery, families here in the U.S. celebrate in private by making their altars at home.
There are Day of the Dead events in the Pilsen community, the 33rd annual Dia de Muertos, Muertos de la Risa in Breathtaking Pilsen, will take place in Dvorak Park on 1119 W. Cullerton, on Nov. 2. There will be face painting, large scale altars, dancing and circus acts. The Day of the Dead exhibit at the National Museum of Mexican Art runs until Dec. 16.
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Scare and the city: Fear City Apocolypse By JESSENIA MARTINEZ Contributing Writer
As Halloween approaches, the horror begins in Morton Grove, Ill, as Fear City Apocalypse meets Hades Haunted house. Many people have raved about Hades Haunted house before, but now Fear City Apocalypse seeks to send terror through the spine of the few who dare to enter. With 40,000 square feet of indoor space, new sets and tons of actors, what more can a person ask for? Before you even enter, there are monsters lurking about to catch you while you wait in line. Fear City Apocalypse will make your insides shake. More than 100 live actors make sure that there is not one moment you are alone. Plagues, aliens, zombies and flesh eating babies are around every corner. As you enter, you are examined by an officer to see if you can ride the "red line." When you are cleared, it’s time to walk through, and what awaits you is beyond imaginable. A broken down train invites you in to take a ride. Once inside, all hell breaks lose. You are on your own looking for a way out of Fear City. The sets are magnificently detailed. The zombies’ torn flesh, the infected families and the demented clowns all look so real, it's terrorizing. If you survive the surprises that Fear City has in store for you, then brace yourself for Hades Haunted House. You are warned that it is pitch black and you can very easily get "eaten," so it is wise to stick together with a group. As you venture in through the "blue line," the seven deadly sins are displayed everywhere. The mythological underworld setting brings out the little scared child in you. Everywhere you go, some zombie is hungry, someone is infected and someone is waiting for you. The only thing is, in the beginning you really can’t see a thing. It is difficult to move around and some people would complain about where to go. If the path were clearer, Hades Haunted house would be much better and it would crate less traffic for the customers in the back. Bravo to Chuck Grendy's production
By AMANDA BOLEMAN Contributing Writer
Just because you’re too old to go trick or treating doesn’t mean you aren’t allowed to indulge your sweet tooth. These easy and fun recipes are sure to give your guests a scare – or maybe just totally gross them out. Either way, you can’t let their looks deceive you. These tantalizing treats are all completely edible with a stamp of approval for deliciousness. The best part? No baking required. Donut-Hole Eyeballs Rather than using frosting to create the iris like many recipes suggest, try using lifesavers for a more even-looking display. Ingredients Powdered sugar donut holes White frosting Red cake decorating gel 1 bag Lifesavers 1 ounce chocolate chips Directions 1. Put white frosting on bottom of lifesaver. Stick it to the donut hole to create the iris. 2. Put an upside down chocolate chip (pointy part down) in middle of lifesaver for the pupil. 3. Make red squiggly lines off the lifesaver for blood-shot looking eyes.
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One of the characters in the clown zombie room at Fear City. team, Jim Lichon and Joe Jenson for using their skills to create such an amazing pop culture and end of the world setting. There was not one second where you didn't notice the amazing hard work that was put
into these two haunted houses. Each haunt individually is $25, but both together is only $35. Located in one place, these two are definitely worth a haunt.
Crafty costuming By ALEKSANDRA BUSH Contributing Writer
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Treats not tricks
Halloween is just around the corner and this year the pressure is on to have the coolest and most unusual costume. The best way to do this is to avoid buying one of those overpriced and cheaply made costumes from Halloween stores and make your own. This way you can rest assured that your costume is unique. All you need are some supplies and a lot of creativity. Before deciding what costume you’re going to make, consider going on sites like Tumblr and Pinterest to gain some inspiration. Some of the most popular and easy homemade costumes are bath loofahs, which are made from netting; grapes; or a bag of jellybeans, which are made from balloons; and cupcakes, which are made from cotton. Before deciding what costume you're going to make, think realistically about your expectations. Do you have enough time to make it? Are the supplies you need easy to find? Is the costume going to be easy to assemble? One of the hardest parts of making a
costume is getting the supplies and, more importantly, getting them cheap. Resale shops offer a large variety of products for a low price. Luckily, there are many of these shops in the DePaul area including The New Elephant resale shop on Webster, The Salvation Army on Clybourn and the Mount Sinai Hospital resale shop on Diversey. Looking for some retro vintage clothes? The best area to guarantee you will find something funky for your costume is off the Belmont stop. Within a few blocks there are many vintage stores including Jive Monkey, Clothing Optional, The Alley and Strange Cargo. The best store to get crafting supplies is Michael’s, a huge crafting store, on Clark. Once you’ve created your original costume, be sure to show if off. There are various costume contests online as well at Chicago’s main costume contest Oct. 29 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Franken (Daley) Plaza. Don’t think you have the creative chops to make a costume but love the homemade idea? You can go on sites like Etsy and purchase a homemade costume although this option tends to be more expensive.
Worms in Dirt This old-school favorite is too tried and true to not include. Ingredients 1 package Oreo cookies, crushed 2 cups cold milk 1 package chocolate instant pudding mix, small pkg. (4-serving size) 8 ounces Cool Whip topping, thawed 1 package gummy worms Directions 1. Put cookies in sealable bag and close tightly. Using a rolling pin, crush the cookies until crumbly. 2. Pour milk and chocolate instant pudding mix in a large bowl. Whisk until pudding is dissolved. Let stand 5 minutes. 3. Add Cool Whip and ½ of crushed cookies. Stir until blended. 4. Place large spoonful of crushed cookies in bottom of cups. 5. Add pudding mixture on top until cups are ¾ full. 6. Add worms. Spoon in more crushed cookie to hold them in place. 7. Serve chilled. Spooky Milano Ghost Cookies Based on a recipe by Dessert Wiki, Milano ghost cookies are as simple to make as melting chocolate. From ghosts to tombstones, Milano cookies make for great Halloween treats because of their rounded shape. Ingredients White chocolate chips Milano cookies in any flavor Chocolate cookie frosting (that hardens) Directions 1. Melt white chocolate. Make sure microwave is on a 50% power setting and zap the white chocolate minute by minute. Do not microwave all at once. Note that it hardens quickly). Use just enough to cover the bottom of the microwave-safe bowl. 2. Use large spoon to pile melted white chocolate on Milano cookie. Wait for chocolate to harden. 3. Use narrow-mouthed tube of chocolate cookie frosting to draw on spooky eyes.
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Do the D.A.N.C.E to Justice By GENNA TARDI Contributing Writer
Last Wednesday, Grammy winning French electronic duo Justice passed though Chicago to do some real justice for the Chicago electronic dance music (EDM) scene. The professionalism and dedication to production that the show exhibited almost wiped out all of my previous less than quality electronic music experiences. Their debut album was released in 2007, and although the group has acclaimed enough notoriety for booking a venue parallel to the transcendental experience that their live show offers, they instead play just as loud for a crowd at the Congress Theater on a Wednesday night. The opener ZEBO is a Chicago-based DJ that, for the sake of having a day job, doubles as a Columbia College professor. His set continued from when the doors opened, to around eight, when Justice was near finished setting up. Congress Theater, a venue with a reputation for having bad acoustics and an even worse staff succeeded that night, if only for booking Justice. From 6:30 p.m. onward, fans began filling the room thick, to the point where Justices’ first hymn, almost sounding
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Justice members Gaspard Augé and Xavier de Rosnay onstage at The Congress Theater on Wednesday, Oct. 24. throughout blocks of the venue, was still in competition with the unwavering crowd. The stage was unveiled and a big bright cross that would change forms throughout the night first illuminated the eager faces of the crowd. The men started with “Civilization,” a favored hit off of their newest album “Audio,
Video, Disco.” Justice followers seemed well versed in the lyrics of this song and see it as more of a prophecy than simply finely worded poetry. “Standing in line as we march to the drums of the east. Paralyzed and possessed by crusader's deceit. Lost to the sirens that call from the turbulent tide. Bound by
the science that lives on the lips of the wise.” The epic battle anthem and testimony to humanity was a lovely load to take in after having been deprived of a live EDM show of this caliber. The uses of thematic elements within and without the lyrics for support are made apparent through their live presentation.
For example the way the stage is set up is beautifully baffling. The choice to have nine small nonfunctional Marshall cabinets on both sides of the DJ stand is a part of what makes this group unique. We are encouraged to dance, but also, to question the deeper meaning that lies within the creation of the inventive setup and its accompaniment with the powerful lyrics. The emphasis on questioning television and mass media is clearly demonstrated by the way they manipulate the lighting to resemble the cabinets as television screens “static” in and out. The deliberate and successful attempt at creating this brilliant motif is unlike any other electronic music experience you have encountered. Throughout points of the show, the DJ stand would separate to make room for a microphone and piano. Justice member Xavier de Rosnay would return to this area several times throughout the night to incorporate some interesting and unusual elements atypical for traditional EDM. In efforts to bring about an encore, fans chanted the lyrics, “We are your friends, you’ll never be alone again, come on, come on, come on!” And with that, an encore was almost immediately provided.
Over yonder Yonder Mountain String Band visits Chicago By PARKER ASMANN Contributing Writer
Countless jam band and bluegrass fanatics treaded through the rain Friday and Saturday night to the House of Blues where Yonder Mountain String Band performed to a sold out audience. Originally formed in December 1998 in Boulder, CO, the band has many roots laid in the Midwest. Consisting of four members, Dave Johnston on the banjo, Jeff Austin on the mandolin, Ben Kaufmann on the bass and Adam Aijala on the acoustic guitar, the band has wowed audiences across the country for several years. Mandolin player Jeff Austin and banjoist Dave Johnston originally met in Urbana, Ill., which is how the bands strong following in the Midwest was created. The popularity of the band skyrocketed after their first opening gig took place at the famous Fox Theatre in Boulder, Colo. Music lovers occupied the entire block of Dearborn Street while time ticked closer to the hour at which the doors would
be opened. Shortly after a small light became visible from inside the venue, fans rushed the gates to quickly find the perfect spot to enjoy the performance. Views were split as half the audience scampered up top to the balcony to get a birds eye view of the event while others hustled down to the floor to witness the bluegrass music at eye level. With every passing minute the anticipation grew more intense. While the clock moved past the start time of 9:30 p.m. the crowd’s excitement mounted. After only a few minutes, the curtains were pulled back and night one had officially begun. To get the show going on the right foot the band came out with an electric performance of a classic bluegrass tune, “Sideshow Blues.” Instantly the crowd erupted into a frenzy of dancing and raucous cheers. Expectations of the crowd were exceeded as the group weaved together all forms of their bluegrass and jam band music. Night one’s set consisted of many classic tracks such as “Too Late Now” and “Ramblers Anthem”. As the first night came to a close, fans reluctantly left the venue in hopes of more music. Night number two could not
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Yonder Mountain String Band at a performance at The Tabernacle in Atlanta, Ga. begin soon enough for the eager bluegrass lovers patiently waiting outside of the House of Blues. Several individuals begging for extra tickets on the outside were left empty handed as Saturday night’s show was completely sold out. With the beginning of the second show, the musicians promptly arrived on stage shorty after 9:30 p.m. with a more old fashioned, traditional bluegrass approach. Fans appeared to be impressed with the quick finger picking of banjoist Dave Johnston and the smooth bass lines of Ben Kaufmann. While the set neared its end, the band had a finale in
mind that would blow away all who were in attendance. After returning from a short break to provide the audience with more music, the crowd roared as the final song approached. With the last song of the performance, Yonder Mountain String Band carefully crafted together a masterpiece of two of their songs. First beginning with a slick performance of the song “Angel,” the band quickly manoeuvred into another fan favourite, “King Ebeneezer.” After the completion of the second song, the band moved back into the song “Angel” disguised by a beautiful blend
of string instruments. Countless minutes later, the instruments of all four band members ceased to play, simultaneously causing the wide-eyed crowd to burst into a final applaud. As fans slowly poured out of the gates, many people in attendance expressed feelings of happiness and satisfaction. Kyle Scheffler, a sophomore student at DePaul University was especially elated. “I couldn’t be happier, it was great to hear them play the song Idaho since I’m originally from Boise,” said Scheffler.
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‘In Their Skin’ performances prevail By MIKE HORKY Contributing Writer
Isolation toys with us, makes us feel helpless and fills us with dread and fear. In Jeremy Regimbal’s debut film “In Their Skin,” that feeling is definitely present, but it falls short of becoming a fear inducing, scarefest. It appears to borrow from more aspects of horror films than it can handle, and in the end, the movie feels redundant and repetitive. However, for those who enjoy home invasion films, “In Their Skin” might be just up their alley. Regimbal’s film follows Mark (Joshua Close) and Mary (Selma Blair) Hughes, who are driving up to their lake house with their son Brendon (Quinn Lord) to escape the tragic death of their daughter. Tension is evident between Mark and Mary, as neither is happy at this point in their lives. Upon arriving to their house, they encounter their neighbors Bobby (James D’Arcy), Jane (Rachel Miner) and Jared (Alex Ferris), who greet them with an unusual sense of curiosity. After Mark invites them to dinner, he soon realizes the mistake he has made, and a friendly meal becomes an excruciatingly intimate and
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Actor James D'Arcy in a scene from "In Their Skin," released Nov. 9. creepy night. “In Their Skin” suffers from a weak script, but benefits from the strong performances of its
primary leads. Joshua Close is very convincing as a man trying hard to cope with the death of his daughter, all while trying to
keep his family together in the darkest of times. Selma Blair is equally good as his wife, torn to pieces by a husband that appears
to be paying less attention to her. Blair has rarely been this good on screen, and her scenes alone with Close are played with realistic intimacy and emotional devastation. James D’Arcy is magnificent as the neighbor wanting so desperately to be part of a perfect family, by any means necessary. The subtle fury in his performance will keep audiences at the edge of their seats, waiting for him to snap from the quiet, awkward façade he is hiding behind. Rachel Miner is also good as D’Arcy’s wife, finding herself following him because she has no one left. The script tries so hard to bring something fresh and innovative to the home invasion genre, but ultimately pales in comparison to films of similar story like “Funny Games.” Although it brings interesting characters to the table, it does little with them, and the film becomes exactly what we’d expect. It’s not bad, but it isn’t anything new. Regimbald does an admirable job racking up tension and creates a tense atmosphere that is sure to leave audiences feeling uneasy. The performances and direction are enough to save this film from an uninspired script and have paved the way for a promising new director.
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Biking and brewed fresh By COURTNEY JACQUIN Arts & Life Editor
The chalkboard outside of a Lincoln Avenue storefront reads “bikes + coffee = love.” The same message in illustration form sits atop the cooler inside the café. Bikes and coffee are the heart and soul of Heritage General Store. Heritage General Store, located at 2959 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood, combines local coffee shop with a custom bike and repair store. Calling itself a general store strays from aligning with either side of the business more than the other. “General store” inspires the shop’s décor as well. Walking into Heritage is like walking into the past; the store is flanked with dark wooden picnic-like tables and decorated with an abundance of vintage pieces. An early 1900s-esque refrigerator is used to keep milk and cream for chilled coffee. The sun streams through the west-facing windows, mixing with the indie tunes played over the stereo to create a unique atmosphere unlike any in Lakeview. Owner Michael Salvatore, 31, moved back to his hometown of Chicago from New York in August 2011 with the idea of Heritage blooming in his mind. Salvatore owned Bowery Lane Bicycles, a bicycle manufacturing company operating in Queens, N.Y. when the thought began. “As I developed the business in New York, I started seeing cultures of coffee and cycling overlap,” said Salvatore. “In both markets you’d see a lot of the same people. So when I developed the idea of Heritage, it was all about the community.” Opening in February 2012,
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LEFT: Bikes for sale at Heritage General Store. ABOVE: Cards in the doorway with the shop's philosophy.
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Heritage thrives on local connections in their business. All bikes are manufactured in Chicago for the needs of Chicago bike commuters. Bikes and coffee not only mesh as a culture at Heritage, the café provides profits for the company during the winter months when bike sales are slow, according to Salvatore. More than just helping the business, the double business model provides customers with convenience while waiting on bike repairs. Cyclists can get a flat tire fixed for $10 and a cup of coffee while they wait. The shop offers simple in-store repairs like tire fixes as well as hub overhauls, tune-ups, cleaning and more. Heritage currently sells three models of bicycles ranging from $775 to $1995, all locally handcrafted in Chicago. As with any bike shop, accessories such as baskets, helmets, bells, bags and more are sold. Keeping it local, Heritage sells Po Campo bike bags designed by Chicago designer Maria Boustead.
Cycling and coffee shop culture mixed with an abundance of mustached men and sprinkled with ample Apple products seems like an obvious fit for Wicker Park or Bucktown in Chicago, but Salvatore wanted the shop to be free of any “preconceived notions.” “I didn’t like the idea of being associated with an already branded neighborhood,” said Salvatore. “But the neighbors, the cycling community and the city have all been great.” Nicke Hupp, 21, Columbia College student and Lakeview resident, loves having Heritage in her neighborhood. “It’s like having my own slice of Wicker Park near my apartment; I love it, and I love their coffee,” said Hupp. The coffee Hupp and many other Chicago residents love is Portland’s Stumptown Coffee, a departure from the oft-seen Intelligentsia and Metropolis in Chicago cafés. “I knew the Stumptown guys from New York so there was an
existing relationship there,” said Salvatore. “Also I knew that no one in Chicago was really doing Stumptown, so a good way to start the business with a buzz was to have this exclusive coffee.” Barista Delaney Nichols, 23, of Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood, has been with Heritage since its beginnings. “I used to work with one of the other baristas here at a previous job, so both he and our mutual reference referred me here,” said Nichols. “This is the best job I’ve had.” Nichols’ favorite aspect of the job is the creativity that is fostered in the work environment. “It’s a very supportive environment to be creative,” said Nichols. “If I want to try something different with the coffee of food or start a special project, I’m supported to do that.” Creativity is clear in the food and drink menu of Heritage. Standard coffee shop items pop up on the menu, often as their hip vegan counterpart, but the menu also offers a variety of sandwiches and a “brown bag lunch” complete with sandwich, coffee, apple and a baked good. The bike culture of Heritage
turned Nichols from a car owner to a full-time bike commuter. “I bought an old Schwinn for $45, brought it in here and they fixed it up,” said Nichols. “I have a trailer now too so I can ride with my two-year-old.” Heritage continues to increase its community ties with special events on the weekend – another aspect of community involvement and support Salvatore strives for at Heritage. October featured everything from a flea market by Blackwatch 68 in the patio area next to the store, a Stumptown coffee tasting and a movie night playing “Texas Chainsaw Massacre.” As for the future of Heritage, other locations around the city or country may be in its future. “The idea of this business it to do hyper-local manufacturing. I’d love to make bikes in different regions of the country for different regions of the country,” said Salvatore. “My idea is to go to L.A. and make vintage beach cruisers, then go down to Tucson and make road bikes.” For now, Chicago is the lucky city Heritage General Store calls home. Bikes and coffee truly do create love.
One book, one Chicago: ‘The Book Thief ’ By EMMA RUBENSTEIN Contributing Writer Each fall and spring, Chicago residents come together to read a selected book as part of the Chicago Public Library’s “One Book One Chicago”. It is a time during which the city is united by art and the written word. This fall, a striking tale has been chosen; it binds humanity and reaches into the depths of the past. “The Book Thief,” by Markus Zusak, follows the life of a young girl named Liesel Meminger and it narrated by a personified form of death. Liesel is living with her foster parents in Germany during the time of the Holocaust. When her father takes a Jewish man into hiding, her world blooms. She begins to absorb the reality of the time in which she is living in and uses literature to guide her way through pain, friendship, destruction and coming-of-age. Zusak’s novel is a beautiful
culmination of time, trauma, and good feeling. It bridges an age gap that inhibits certain audiences from books, molding a tale that is informative and awakening for both children and adults. It has much to teach both the young and the old alike; it universality compromises nothing. “I thought that “The Book Thief” was much different than any other young adult novel I’ve ever read,” Said Micki Burton, a sophomore English major, “It definitely transcended age and didn’t feel patronizing. Zusak’s use of death as the narrator created a novel unlike any I’ve ever read before, and it presented a new and interesting take on mortality, specifically as it relates to World War II.” Chicago is featuring various programs and events to deepen the city’s experience with the book. Markus Zusak made an appearance at the Harold Washington Library just last week. The Steppenwolf Theatre
is also featuring a version of the book that has been adapted to the stage, offering a whole new tangible and visible way to experience the novel. “The Book Thief” possesses the ability to bring Chicago together and also to explore what violence means on an intimate and intense level. Liesel’s journey is captivating; it narrows in on distinct sensation and experience in the midst of a topic that can overwhelm a modern audience. Her spirit is palpable and breathes vigor into history. According to the Chicago Public Library’s website, ““The Book Thief”” is intended to play a part in a program called Now Is The Time (NITT) for which the Chicago Public Library, the Steppenwolf Theatre and Facing History and Ourselves have teamed up. The organization explores the role that the individual plays in violence. This fall’s “One Book One Chicago” is one that will be
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Cover art from Markus Zusak's “The Book Thief,” Chicago's choice for this year's One Book One Chicago. remembered. It brings solidarity to the city, displaying the power of the written word and, in turn, the power of people. “The Book
Thief” strings time together and re-reminds its audience what it means not to exist, but to take part in the world that it inhabits.
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‘Butcher ’ knows the burger By KEVIN CLEMENZA Contributing Writer
Chicago is the food capital of this country, hands down. Even cities like New York, Los Angeles and Miami cannot compete with the amount of care and flavors found in Chicago’s cuisine. The city is home to major chains like Giordano’s, Lou Malnatis and various steak houses. However, it is also home to the best burger restaurant in this nation. As you approach the corner of Armitage and Sheffield, a fresh aroma of spices and grilled beef fills your nose. The soothing smell attracted me to a small burger place. The smell off the Armitage Brown Line stop comes from none other than Butcher & The Burger. Chef Allen Sternweiler grew up with a passion to make burgers and use his German ancestry to influence his foods. He went to culinary school and was a chef at fine dining restaurants. His desire for market-driven American cuisine with European influences finally led to the establishment of Butcher & the Burger. The restaurant has a southern feel and layout. The food is served on a nice wooden tray that
accurately represents this down to earth and casual restaurant. At the deli counter, customers can view the diversity of beefs available for their burgers and get a comforting feeling that their meal will be prepared with tenderness and flavor. Don’t worry vegetarians or those who don’t want a burger: there are other options. Veggie burgers, turkey burgers, and chicken sandwiches are also available. Just like the burgers, they are prepared with the finest ingredients and care. Food is delivered to you right at your table. Unlike Five Guys, you do not need to wait with hordes of people for your order number to be yelled at you. You are able to go straight to a table and have an employee deliver your food. When you set your eyes on that burger, your mouth will begin to water. Pure tender beef and scrumptious fries are set before you, and you cannot wait to dig in. Your expectations are clearly matched and possibly better than expected. Crispy peanut oil fries provide a nice side dish. Also, let’s not forget the thirst quenching homemade ice tea that is available. However, what make this restaurant possibly the best in the nation are the combinations of customer service and the
individually crafted food. There are countess ways to have your burger along with the choices of beef. There is no need to stand in line and wait for another clone burger from the competitors. Customer service is at the forefront and for the same price as a meal at Five Guys, Butcher & The Burger is clearly the obvious winner. So why not hop on the Brown line and take that one ride stop from Fullerton or that 15-minute walk. Go plan that lunch date or meet-up with friends at Butcher & The Burger. There is no need to hesitate, just get up and go to 1021 West Armitage where burger heaven is waiting for you. Or you can just follow your nose.
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TOP: Burger with a fried egg on a brioche bun and fries. BOTTOM: The counter and board with burger choices.
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Chicago goes fashion forward By NICOLE CASH Contributing Writer
Looking for fashion outside of Michigan Avenue, State Street, and the usual boutiques? The Fashion Market, located on 216 S. Jefferson, holds space for models, fashion designers, photographers and fashion addicts to come and enlighten one another. Occupied by fashion shows and shopping events, The Fashion Market serves as an outlet for creativity in the fashion industry and entertainment for anyone with an interest in fashion. Fashion Forward!, a fashion show featuring a variety of designers and models, took place at The Fashion Market on Oct. 20. Intended for youth, young women and middle-aged women, the fashions varied but had remarkable handiwork; the pieces featured intricate work and unique designs. Designs by E.KayeCollection, Aparna Designs, DiLi Designs, Cobar Collection, Laima Gaudi Designs, Chloe + Isabel, Emages Design, and Alexandra Torissi shoes were displayed by models, while photographers sat at the head of the runway and took shot after shot. Onlookers sat and stood all around the runway, observing, applauding, and admiring the fashions, while using their phones to capture the moments. A raffle was held also, giving away an ornate gold and black party dress to a random ticketholder. Meanwhile, the DJ played dance music, such as Kanye West and Two Door Cinema remixes, along with classic '80s songs accompanied by a heavy bass. Aside from drawing in citizens with an interest in the fashion industry, Fashion Forward! also
gives designers an opportunity to display their pieces to the community, while models wear them on runways and distribute pamphlets and fliers for local shops in Chicago. One Chicago designer, Wanda Cobar, exhibited her line called “Erupted Love,” which utilized an assortment of colors and materials: red, black, plastic, chiffon and more, paired with corsets and heart-shaped zipper pulls. Emages Design focused on handbags, a must-have for anyone with multiple items to carry. The handbags consisted of fringe, studs, brighter colors, as well as more neutral tones. Articles of clothing included pieces designed specifically for Chicago winters, Sunday church, high school prom, and attending school events, such as a spelling bee. Fashion Forward! was only one aspect of Chicago's fashion week, entitled Fashion Focus. Fashion Focus, an annual affair, includes a multitude of events available for fashionistas, designers, and models who wish to show off their skills. Fashion shows, museum exhibits, social events, and plenty of shopping opportunities both at boutiques and vintage establishments draw the attention of stylish Chicagoans and provide chances to become involved in the fashion scene. Millennium Park, Chicago Cultural Center, Plumbers Hall, Supreme Novelty Fabrics, and The Adela Red Studios all provided space for these events. Although New York City, London, Milan and Paris may have bigger and better names than Chicago in the worldwide fashion industry, Fashion Focus sets Chicago apart from other large cities, and in turn creates an amazing fashion week catering
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TOP: The crowd at Fashion Forward. BOTTOM: Model wearing a dress designed by Fashion Forward! designer. just to the Midwest. Fashion Focus allows for exploration of vogue accessories and creative outfits, without having to fly to a fashion capital. Thanks to Fashion Focus,
Chicago's designers, models, and style pursuers get a taste of high fashion, right here in the Windy City.
Belly up to businesses
By JESSENIA MARTINEZ Contributing Writer
Small businesses have been able to attract more customers due to the Belly Rewards card. After paying a small monthly fee to Belly, the rewards card is known for giving a helping hand to a lot of residents in Chicago and has been a great loyalty card service to small businesses. During visits merchants will have an iPad to have easy access for customers to sign up for the rewards card or app. Belly Rewards offers both the mobile app version and the physical rewards card. There are many perks that come with the card like a store naming a sandwich after you or Devil Dawgs, right near DePaul’s Lincoln Park campus, offering a lot of deals. If you accumulate 15 points you can get a free fountain drink. If you accumulate
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A Belly rewards iPad at Lincoln Park's Butcher and the Burger. 60 points you can cook your own food. As your points add up, they can turn into amazing rewards like a free Dawg/Burger Party at a venue of your choice if you collect 125 points at Devil Dawgs. And it doesn’t always have to be a fast food place; at South Port Lanes located on 3325 N. Southport Ave., you can get an hour of free bowling for 20
points. “I didn’t know about the Belly Rewards card before,” said Jeanette Estrada, DePaul elementary education major. “But now that I know I can get free stuff; I’m definitely going to try it.” There’s a long list of rewards you can get and in order to receive points, all you have to
do is check into places like Devil Dawgs and use your card/app while paying. Another location near DePaul’s Lincoln Park campus is Threading Concepts – a beauty business located on 2007 N. Sheffield Ave. “We got Belly rewards about two to three months ago,” said Roma Cristian, Threading Concepts employee. “Now a lot of our customers use it and we have 2 rewards – for 50 points the customer can get their eyebrows threaded and for 100 points, the customer can get $20 off a Brazilian wax.” Belly launched in August 2011 and has more than 200,000 active customers. There are plenty of places to collect rewards points all over Chicago, especially around the Lincoln Park area. It’s fun and free so why not try the Belly card? For more information on the perks of the Belly card visit Bellycard. com
Strolling through the doors of the Radio DePaul studio, with coffee clutched in hand, Rick O’Dell takes in the scene. As a morning host for 95.5 FM WNUA for nearly 20 years, the sleek mic stands and glowing soundboard are nothing new for him. But something feels incredibly unique about this dreary Sunday morning—the air is electrified with sparks of excitement, the studio monitors are pulsing with a suave jazz melody and O’Dell will finally be back behind the microphone for Sunday morning brunch. Guest hosting on Radio DePaul’s Cabochon Jazz Radio, Chicago radio legend O’Dell paid Radio DePaul a visit to discuss his beginnings as a college disk jockey, his varied career in broadcasting and why Chicago never fails to feel like home. During the two-hour broadcast, O’Dell waltzed through his colorful career in radio, from his experiences in college radio to jumping from station-to-station following graduation. O’Dell studied speech communications at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and was heavily involved in the campus’ radio station, participating in every facet of the station from news anchoring to production to disk jockeying. But it was no straight-arrow journey for O’Dell—it wasn’t until 1987 when he fell into his niche in smooth jazz, all beginning with one with a song. After hearing David Benoit’s “Kei’s Song,” O’Dell is still haunted by the refinement and magnetic energy of the elegant jazz cut. This discovery sparked a thirst for knowledge within O’Dell, one that he would quench with his listeners for nearly 20 years while hosting “Smooth Jazz Brunch” on Smooth 87.7. “I’ve learned about the artists and the music at the same time the listeners have,” said O’Dell. “We have taken this journey of discovery in smooth jazz together.” O’Dell broadcasted his final “Smooth Jazz Brunch” earlier this year, but his reminiscing over Sunday morning buffets scored by the smoky jazz hits fondly. His passion for radio has all but cooled since his first college radiobroadcast. The smile spread across his beaming face never waned; it was obvious that behind a microphone—whether it is at a sophisticated jazz brunch or in the cozy confines of a college radio station—is where O’Dell belongs. An archived recording of O’Dell’s interview is available on radio.depaul.edu.
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A gallery for everyone: OhNo!Doom
By AMANDA BOLEMAN Contributing Writer
With a hodge-podge of monstrous-looking toys and walls of colorful, abnormal art, OhNo!Doom (ON!D) is an eyecatching space on Milwaukee Avenue that serves as a gallery, a collective and a shop with a focus on toy, street art culture. In 2005, in the Logan Square neighborhood, six young creativetypes set out to establish a space for art to thrive. The team of Joey Potts, Lana Crooks, Andrew Thompson, Max Bare, Joe Call and Matthew Ryan Sharp moved their fast growing business to their Bucktown location, 1800 N. Milwaukee Ave., three years ago. “I personally think a collective is a great idea as we are all working together and we are all on equal ground--there is no hierarchy,” explained Potts. “The gallery is our own place where we are able to work together, bounce ideas off each other, and most importantly display artwork from local, national, and international artists.” As they try to balance their day jobs, individual projects and their gallery and group work, the group sometimes feels as though they work two full-time jobs. “If not three!” chimed in a couple of the artists, busily typing away at their computers. “Over the years the effort transformed from a hobby to a business, so with that came new obstacles,” said Call. “It truly
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Artist Britton Walters’ pieces for this month's “Belligerent & Numerous” show at OhNo!Doom. is a balancing act, and demands good personal time management and organizational skills, also integrity! We all rely on one another to do what we say we will do to keep things operational and successful.” Through their busy schedules, the ON!D group curates 10-12 shows a year, featuring the work of established to emerging artists
from around the world. This month’s gallery, “Belligerent & Numerous,” is a collection of diverse pieces by Bill Halliar, Britton Walters (Mr. Walters), Brian Walline, James Gilleard and James Liu (Veggiesomething). Focusing on digital, paper and prints, ON!D collective member and curator Max Bare organically brought together
the five featured artists after establishing relationships with them through various shows and galleries, showcasing a “Belligerent & Numerous” mix of styles, attitudes, ideas and mediums. “The ‘Numerous’ came from the many pieces by Brit,” said Bare, describing the plethora of daily drawings by Mr. Walters
as part of his "4x6x366/12" installation. “And the rest are just belligerent,” joked Crooks. Despite the joke, some of the works do have a sort of aggressive quality, jumping off the walls with their vibrant colors and sometimes-fierce messages. Colossal beasts and a struggling hero exemplify this style in Gilleard’s Shadow of the Colossus series, based on the action-adventure game of the same name. “The whole idea for my part of the show was to have 20 or so images that work as one piece,” said Gilleard. “I was excited to show the series as a whole and hopefully convey the narrative or experience of the game through these prints.” Halliar, on the other hand, veers more towards grimness than belligerence in works that he describes as, “colorful, horror-fueled comic pessimism.” “It’s October and I’ve got a lot of spookiness inside me even at the best of times,” he said. “This close to Halloween I cant keep it in at all. It spills out into everything.” For Veggiesomething, forcefulness comes from his use of “bold, clean, clear and concise” characters—some who may need to be treated for sugar addiction with taglines like “Sugar high” and “Did you say cupcakes?” “Belligerent & Numerous” runs now through Nov. 3.
1. Kind of part 4. Ella Fitzgerald specialty 8. Stir-fry pans 12. Lennon's Yoko 13. "The ___ Ranger" 14. Brainwave 15. Do film work 16. Very good 18. Flavor 20. Weep 21. Primatologist's study 24. Dislodge 28. Takes away from 32. Depend 33. Supermodel Herzigova 34. Connection 36. Director Ang 37. ___ mortals 39. Shirt collar accessories 41. Annoyed 43. Bygone Iranian royal 44. Fishing pole 46. Informs 50. Acclimatize 55. Chow down 56. Double-reed instrument 57. Christmas tree topper 58. Barely manage, with "out" 59. Don 60. They're tapped 61. London gardens
1. Dinghy or dory 2. Ancient Andean 3. Preschoolers 4. Get up late 5. Courteney of TV's "Dirt" 6. Mandela's org. 7. Golf ball props 8. Flight pioneer Wright 9. "___ to Billie Joe" 10. He's a doll 11. Was in session 17. High ball? 19. Driveway material 22. All square 23. Battle of the ___ 25. Supermarket section 26. Delight 27. Baby blues 28. Moore of "Mr. Brooks" 29. "... happily ___ after" 30. "Jurassic ___" 31. "A Fool ___ As I" 35. Some Winter Olympians 38. More spine-tingling 40. Everyday article 42. Period, in Web addresses 45. Sunset 47. Onion relative 48. Water-skiing locale 49. Hot pot 50. "___ do you do?" 51. Pres. Lincoln 52. Feathered stole 53. Absorbed, as a cost 54. Label
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BLUE DEMON REVIEW
Marrero out for season
GOLF The DePaul golf team finished the 28th Annual Georgetown Intercollegiate at The Members Club at Four Streams Oct. 28. The Blue Demons placed 11th out of 12 teams while senior Russell Budd recorded his ninth career top-25 finish to lead DePaul. Budd recorded a final round score of 75 to finish
+4 for the tournament. Budd had a 36-round total of 217 -- his best three-round total this season. Budd finished in a four-way tie for 11th and was DePaul’s top finisher for the second time this season. Rounding out the DePaul contingent was John Pavelko (224) in a tie for 33rd and Moritz Ackerhans (228), who finished in 51st. Both Pavelko and Acker-
hans carded final rounds of 74. Jan Juelicher (229) was 53rd and Moritz Hausweiler (232) tied for 58th. Alex Lloyd (227), competing at the tournament as an individual, tied for 48th. DePaul finished in eleventh (895) after rounds of 301-294-300. Toledo won the team championship and shot +11 (863) for the tournament.
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Elise Wyatt (above) scored two goals as the women's soccer team rolled over Villanova 3-0 Thursday, the first Big East Championship road win in program history. DePaul advanced to the quarterfinals to take on Notre Dame Sunday.
DeJuan Marrero DeJuan Marrero, a 6-8, 208 pound freshman forward from Bowman Academy in Gary, Ind. is out for the season for the men’s basketball team after suffering a torn ACL. “I want to apologize to my people back home,” Marrero posted on Twitter in several tweets. “I tore my ACL last night in practice. I’m going to sit out this
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season and get a full recovery. I was really looking forward to this season and helping my team progress and win. I’m going to keep moving forward and think positive.” Marrero averaged 20 points and 14 rebounds as a senior while leading Bowman Academy to a Class 2A state runnerup finish.
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"LACROSSE" continued from back page involved in an after school program at St. Malachy, has grown into development projects at four inner city schools. “At St. Malachy alone we have over 60 boys and girls participating in lacrosse and several players currently playing in high school,” said Angelotta. The pilot program at St. Malachy serves a student body that is 100 percent African American, and of that group, 97 percent live below the poverty level. After St. Malachy Lacrosse was established, OWLS began expanding its development projects to continue carrying on the mission of opening doors for inner city students. According to Angelotta, this was also necessary in order to create competition for teams already established at St. Malachy. “Many of these kids grew up with broken families and don’t have too much to look forward to outside of school,” said Jack Glasbrenner, president of the DePaul lacrosse club. “It’s very positive for these kids and I know even their parents are enjoying it.” “DePaul has been a major leader in our School 2 School Initiative, a program in which we connect inner city schools with high schools and universities that have established lacrosse programs,” said Angelotta. “The goal of this initiative is to help our student-athletes gain perspective on life outside their neighborhood by exposing them to places of higher learning.” DePaul’s entire lacrosse team actively volunteers at the nonprofit program every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. “We have a rotation of about
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DePaul's lacrosse club team and OWLS have teamed up to provide a thriving lacrosse community for Chicago's inner city youth. three or four of us who go each of tournament, inviting the OWLS “We think we have a good these days,” said Dent. “They go program and incorporating a fundraising idea. We’ll basically for two hours out to St. Malachy, clinic afterwards. run a campaign and have or wherever they are that day, and “Notre Dame actually came donation centers in the student run clinics, teach them lacrosse, out to St. Malachy’s and built an centers of the Lincoln Park and and really, when they’re out equipment shed where we can Loop campuses,” said Dent. “The there, they have to support team keep all of their stuff so we don’t drive will lead up to a game on growth.” have to keep it in the attic of the Wish Field this season, regular “OWLS has really made school anymore,” said Dent. season home game, and we’ll major strides in working with As OWLS continues to grow, have the OWLS program come. the lacrosse community within DePaul’s lacrosse team strives The children from the program Chicago, and now they’re even to become even more proactive will be the ball boys during the reaching out to national programs within the program. Angelotta game and the fans will become like Notre Dame University,” is working toward fundraising introduced to the program.” said Glasbrenner. $10,000 to start another program. If this idea can be brought This past summer, OWLS Dent explains this is the necessary to fruition, a donation tent will sent several children to a camp at amount of money for “20 to 30 be set up and fans will have the Notre Dame. They were able to sets of equipment for guys and opportunity to contribute. The stay overnight with all expenses girls, getting all the kids insured team is hoping to organize the paid. Notre Dame also played through U.S. Lacrosse, and to get charity game against one of their in a round robin, or fall ball, field space.” rivals, such as Missouri Baptist,
and be able to hand Angelotta and the OWLS program a check at the game’s halftime. “We’d like to work with DePaul in order to organize one game at Wish Field and simultaneously raise awareness about the OWLS program,” said Angelotta. “The team has even offered to host OWLS players for a free skills camp before attending the game.” “The game on Wish Field is something that we’ve been pushing for this summer,” said Glasbrenner. “We met with the club sports director and we kind of brought up the idea to her. We think it’s very possible.” The lacrosse team has in the past been unable to play games at Wish Field due to the lack of netting, necessary to keep fans safe from a lacrosse ball. “Wish Field has just added new netting to a few parts surrounding the field, which would make it possible for us to hold a lacrosse game,” said Glasbrenner. “What they told us is three of the four areas deemed ‘dangerous’ have been covered with proper netting that will withhold a lacrosse ball, so there’s just that one extra area in need.” “The game would show these kids that people are out there who care for them and support this program a lot,” said Glasbrenner. “Lacrosse is such a growing sport and most of the teams that we play have their university’s support. It would be nice to have our university support us.” “It is my feeling that with the new direction of DePaul lacrosse,” said Angelotta, “with an emphasis on community service, we can make this wish come true.”
Zapryanova shines as volleyball rallies By ADAM SADUR Contributing Writer
DePaul’s volleyball, team coming off a grinding schedule of late, came into its match against Big East rival South Florida with a 2-7 record in the Big East and a 7-15 record overall. Ten of its last 11 matchups have been against Big East opponents, of which they have only won two matches -- however, DePaul returned home from a 1-1 road trip, highlighted by a solid 3-1 set victory against Villanova Oct. 19. DePaul picked up its second Big East win in the last three matches with a win Friday night. After dropping the first set the Blue Demons would rally to win the next three sets, 21-25, 25-20, 25-14, 25-22. Vesela Zapryanova shined with 22 kills, a season high for any DePaul player, as Laura Witt pitched in 39 assists. “I can’t do anything without my teammates. We came out and showed our best, hitting, blocking, everything,” said Zapryanova. “(Witt) was really important, every second ball goes through her. Our other setter went down and she was a great leader today.” USF’s Erin Fairs and Kayla Walton started out strong, and DePaul struggled to find an answer for the heavy hitting Bulls (13-10, 5-5 in Big East) in the first set, who along with Fairs and Walton boast three total players with over 200 kills on the season. DePaul countered with junior transfer and rising star Zapryanova, who coming into the match led the team in kills (264), kills per set (3.14) and total attempts (799). Down 17-9 in the first set, head coach Nadia Edwards called a timeout to try to establish some order in her mistake-prone team. The team responded with a strong team effort, playing better defense and showing better play-making ability, as USF was forced to call a
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Vesela Zapryanova's 22 kills were a career high. timeout after the Blue Demons closed the gap to 18-14.
DePaul played a competitive first set, refusing to go away quietly, but dropped the set 25-21. Showing the will to go stride for stride with South Florida, DePaul’s newfound competitiveness and energy carried over into the rest of the match. Asked what she said during that crucial timeout, Edwards told her team to keep fighting. “I told them in your head its gotta be 0-0, start playing like it,” said Edwards. “The girls really responded to that.” After trailing in the second set, DePaul took their first lead at 19-18. The team was charged up as Callie Huebener and Zapryanova made key plays, Zapyanova pumping her fist with emotion while her teammates shook her in excitement. DePaul found themselves right back in the match with boosted confidence. DePaul went on a run and never look back, taking the second set 25-20. Zapyanova had eight kills in the second set, while Huebener had a 1.000 attack percentage, hitting all four of her kills. Witt played a huge role, adding 15 assists in the second frame. The third set was another successful team effort, a diverse group of players making key blocks, digs and kills. Once they got rolling, the Demons demonstrated a positive attitude and great chemistry, visibly enjoying their play. The result was a one-sided 25-14 set win. For the second consecutive set, DePaul took the first three points of the fourth set, jumping out to an early lead. The Bulls continued to fight, but were no match to the Demons as Natalie Rizzo had three straight kills, and Zapryanova continued to pour in hard hit kills. DePaul prevailed in the fourth set, winning the final set 25-22 in an exciting Big East win. “We’re getting better at the end of the season,” said Edwards, “and we’re ending on a high note, which was our goal.”
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Rugby ends historic season
By DAVID WEBBER Assistant Sports Editor
As far as rebuilding efforts go, you can’t do much better than the DePaul men’s rugby team. After several years of mediocrity, the club has risen up to become one of the most dominant forces in local club rugby. An undisciplined team with little success has transformed into a juggernaut that puts up video game-type numbers against its overwhelmed opponents. “We’ve kind of come out of a hole where we were a really bad team that loved to party, and now we’re a really good team that loves to party,” team captain Matt Tunney joked. The numbers don’t lie. Though they barely resembled a legitimate team in recent years, the Blue Demons absolutely annihilated every team they played in 2012. DePaul went 5-1 with the lone loss coming in the playoffs by a score of 21-19. In the other five games, the Blue Demons outscored the opposition by a near-unimaginable margin of 387-5. In their first game of the season against Lewis University, they put up 127 points to the Flyers’ zero, eclipsing their total amount of points scored during the entire 2011 season. Tunney believes that the improvement from previous years is attributed more to the overall commitment of the players as opposed to finding better talent. “I think the veteran players stepped up. They were a lot more serious. The organization was there so the backbone was there, and the play came along with that,” said Tunney. “There was just kind of a new vibe this year on the team because we did turn it around so much.” For the first time, the team had a coach, Gary Seals, who played professional rugby overseas and imparted his knowledge on the team. The veterans were able to recruit more players than ever and used their
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In five games, men's club rugby outscored the opposition 387-5. success to bring in players during the season. Matt Harder plays flanker and forward for the team, and says that the best part of improving is gaining the respect of teams everywhere. “Now as we pick up some clout and some respect, not just within the university but within the city, these men’s teams we scrimmage against see that we’re blowing teams out 1270, bringing 35 guys to a game to play – that’s never happened here before,” said Harder. As the team has matured, so has the pride involved with being a Blue Demon. “It’s easy for us to talk about our club because we have something to say about it,” Harder said. “It’s not like, ‘Yeah, I play rugby,’ it’s, ‘Yeah, I play DePaul rugby.’”
The future looks bright for a club team that was down in the dumps just a year ago. The veteran players have taken control of the team and the younger talent is eager to get on the field and play. Through it all, they still find a way to have fun and keep it classy. “Rugby is a hooligan’s sport played by gentlemen,” said team president Jake Devries. “It’s like a cult. There are a bunch of traditions. You play the game, and then you go out for a few drinks with the other team. It’s a lot of fun and it’s why we play.” It seems like DePaul rugby has turned a corner. It’s time to take notice, because the culture of the team and the mature attitude of the players could ensure sustained success for years to come.
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knowing it was their last game and played for the guys on the team. These guys are like my brothers.” Leverentz’s double strike put South Florida under immediate pressure with a 2-0 scoreline. But things would get even worse for the Bulls in the 32nd minute when Ben Sweat was given a red card for a handball in the box. The official determined Sweat had used his hands and sent him off for denying a goal-scoring opportunity. Aguilar would step up to take the ensuing penalty and buried it into the top left corner to give the men’s soccer team a commanding 3-0 lead at the break. The goal was his sixth of the season and the finale of a fine college career. “I knew 3-0 is hard to come back from,” Aguilar said of stepping up to take the penalty. “It’s been a great four years – I wish I had another four,” Aguilar said. “Our team goal was to win it for
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In this file photo, Antonio Aguilar evades a Loyola defender. Aguilar scored off a PK at 32' Friday. all of us. I couldn’t have asked for a better game to go out on.” There would be cause for concern, however, as 10-men South Florida (8-5-4, 2-3-3) needed a win to qualify for the Big East tournament. The Bulls would come out in
the second half and score twice.But that was all the Bulls could muster as the Blue Demons held on to win their first Big East game of the season. “The Big East conference is a great conference with so many great teams,” Blazer said
after the match. “Today, the guys executed everything we’ve been teaching them all year. “There was a challenge of something we didn’t have all year: a 3-0 lead to defend,” he said. “The guys did well to manage. I’m very proud of the whole group. They continued to fight against a very good team.” The win concludes an up-and-down season for DePaul, having failed to qualify for the Big East tournament for the first time in nearly a decade, while going 3-0 against other Chicago schools. The experiences of this season should help the group going into next year, Blazer said. “Our players realize if they really play together as a team and do what we ask of them, they have a great future,” he said. “I want to wish the best for Tony, David, Brian and Austin. But, we have a good core waiting.”
"PONSETTO" continued from back page email. “No one loves DePaul more nor represents it and its mission better than she does. I truly respect her as a professional and even more so as a person.” Under Ponsetto, DePaul has renovated Wish Field and built Cacciatore Stadium, and the athletic director is heading the efforts to build a new men’s basketball arena either in Lincoln Park or the South Loop. Ponsetto spurred the move to the Big East Conference in 2005, and the school has enjoyed athletic success: 14 of the 15 athletic programs have reached the NCAA postseason in her time, and the women’s basketball team has reached the NCAA tournament 10 straight seasons. Also, Ponsetto has put an emphasis on academics for DePaul’s athletes - 450 student-athletes have been named conference Academic Honor Rolls, and in 2010, DePaul athletes posted their highest combined GPA (3.353) in school history. Not everyone is thrilled about the announcement, though. “I’m disgusted,” said a source with knowledge of DePaul athletics, who did not wish to be named. “I truly believe that DePaul will not make the next step until she is out.” The big blemish on Ponsetto’s record has been the men’s basketball team, the university’s major sports program. The team has floundered over the past decade – the Blue Demons last made the NCAA tournament in 2004, and have gone 137-172 overall in Ponsetto’s time. Coaches have been shuffled in and out. Though the school enjoyed some success under coach Dave Leitao (58-34 from 2002-05), Leitao left for Virginia. In came Wainwright, who proceeded to go 59-80 during his time in Chicago. During April 2009, everyone on Wainwright’s coaching staff resigned – including Wainwright’s son, Scott – sans the head coach. Wainwright was fired in January 2010, and interim coach Tracy Webster went 1-15 over the rest of the season. That spring, multiple outlets reported that the Blue Demons pursued Pitt’s Jamie Dixon and UCLA’s Ben Howland for their head coaching spot, yet came up empty. DePaul ended up signing Purnell, who had made the last three NCAAs at Clemson, in April of that year. Since the beginning of the 2007-08 season, the Blue Demon’s men’s team has posted a 47-109 record with a sub-.400 winning percentage each year. The Demons finished last out of the 16 Big East teams in each of the last four seasons. “Average wins in 10 years is 13.7 wins,” the source with knowledge of the team said. “In the last 5…9.4 wins. If you run a regression line through this…this stock isn’t steady, and it’s not improving, but rather dipping during [Ponsetto’s] tenure.” While Cleveland Melvin and Brandon Young are quality players, DePaul has landed only one ESPN Top100 recruit in Purnell’s tenure – class of 2013’s Billy Garrett, Jr. His father, Billy Garrett, Sr., is an assistant coach under Purnell. Ponsetto and the school have been criticized for not promoting DePaul athletics strongly enough. The source with knowledge of DePaul athletics took issue with the low turnout to men’s basketball games, the lack of Blue Demons merchandise around the city, and even the gameday entertainment. “Look at the halftime shows during the game,” the source said. “Five year olds dancing to Irish music? People being wrapped like burritos? Come on now. That is pathetic.” “Last time I checked, DePaul was the largest Catholic school in the country,” the source said. “The last time I checked, they were one of the largest private schools in the country. Wait, aren’t they in one of the biggest basketball conferences in the country? Why think small when you really are big? That’s DePaul’s major problem.” It all comes back to the men’s basketball team, where building a strong program is of utmost importance. Ponsetto recognized the basketball program’s struggles and said, “We’re building blocks with men’s basketball – we think this is going to be a big turnaround year with coach Purnell and his program.” The team is returning several key players, including Young, Melvin, Jamee Crockett, Moses Morgan and Worrel Clahar. Add those guys to another year under Purnell and the likelihood of DePaul either getting a new arena or sharing the United Center, and there is optimism within the DePaul basketball community. “The next step for us as a program,” Ponsetto said, “is that we’ve got to develop a level of consistency and participation at the NCAA championship level to enhance the quality of our student-athlete experience. I think we’re going to continue to do that.”
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Ponsetto contract renewal draws praise and criticism
DePaul dashes USF playoff hopes with 3-2 win on Senior Day
By MIKE CHAMERNIK Senior Writer
“Shocking,” Leverentz said of coming into the match and scoring a brace. “It was instinctive to flick it past the goalie. I really wanted to play for all these guys
The status quo in DePaul athletics will remain for another five years. The school announced during its basketball tipoff luncheon Tuesday that Athletic Director Jean Lenti Ponsetto’s contract will be extended through 2017. Her contract expired at the end of the last school year, but talks between Ponsetto and DePaul President Rev. Dennis Holtschneider, C.M. began in February, and the AD signed immediately, according to Ponsetto. “It feels really good,” said Ponsetto, who’s been in the position since 2002. “I got a lot of support at DePaul – Father Dennis has been great administratively since we’ve gone to the Big East, he’s really helped us come up with the funding that we’ve needed for our programs to become competitive in the Big East.” Both DePaul basketball head coaches – men’s coach Oliver Purnell and women’s coach Doug Bruno – were thrilled that Ponsetto would be returning for another half decade. “I’m thrilled,” Purnell said. “Jeannie is a big reason that I’m here. She’s one of the best athletic directors in the country. She is so much about the student-athlete that I’m proud to work alongside her.” Fr. Holtschneider loves what Ponsetto means to the school. “Jean Lenti-Ponsetto is among the most respected ADs in the U.S.,” he said in an email. “The NCAA, Big East and other athletic conferences turn to her constantly for advice and counsel. ESPN, CBS and other networks also turn to her to understand developments in collegiate athletics.” Even former Blue Demons men’s basketball head coach Jerry Wainwright was happy for the university. “I was not aware of Jean’s new contract but I certainly am happy for her and the university,” Wainwright, now the director of basketball operations at Marquette, said in an
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By JEREMY MIKULA Senior Writer On Senior Day at Wish Field, it was the play of the men’s soccer team’s four graduating players that gave DePaul a 3-2 win over South Florida Friday afternoon. Antonio Aguilar, David Leverentz, Brian Schultz and Austin Toth all came up big for the Blue Demons (4-10-3, 1-6-1) in the final game of the season – and the final game of their college careers. Aguilar had a goal and an assist, Leverentz scored twice, and Schultz and Toth were each credited with assists in a big performance that capped off the team’s first conference win of the season. “You couldn’t have written a better script for this group,” head coach Craig Blazer said of his seniors. Leverentz, starting in his first match of the season, made an immediate impact in his 25 minutes of work, scoring two goals to give DePaul an early 2-0 lead. His first came in the 13th minute on an Aguilar corner. With his back to goal, Leverentz flicked the ball into the right bottom corner of the net. Seven minutes later, Leverentz
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David Leverentz scored two goals Friday, helping the Blue Demons to a win in his first start this season. got his second on an almost identical play. Ray De Leon’s corner was taken short to Toth, who crossed into the box. Schultz rose up and headed the ball back, and Leverentz again flicked it in to give the Blue Demons a 2-0 lead.
DePaul lacrosse, inner city kids stick together
By JILL MISKEVICS Contributing Writer
Lacrosse, a sport most commonly played in the Northeast, has most recently been recognized as the fastest growing sport in the country. Traditionally known as a preppy sport, played on beautifully kempt green fields, will lacrosse ever be seen as a city sport? Sam Angelotta, founder and program director of OWLS lacrosse, thinks so and made it his mission to bring the same joy that he found in lacrosse to Chicago’s inner city children. Outreach With Lacrosse and Schools (OWLS) is an inner city organization working toward creating sustainable lacrosse programs for schools and communities. OWLS is based in Chicago and DePaul’s own lacrosse team is highly involved, striving to help the organization in as many ways as possible. Angelotta started OWLS after finishing a two-year graduate program at DePaul. While in school, he was a member of the DePaul lacrosse team, which is recognized by the university as a
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DePaul lacrosse player and OWLS head coach Marcus Dent looks on as the St. Malachy Rams run through practice. club sport. “As I was being trained to teach in the urban environment, I had a great deal of exposure to educational research relative to the needs of inner city students,” said Angelotta. “I soon
realized a desperate need for quality instruction in the areas of afterschool programming, healthy lifestyles and alternative sports opportunities.” OWLS head coach Marcus Dent, a member of the DePaul
men’s lacrosse club, has been with the program for two years and serves as a fundraising representative and program director. “After Sam graduated, we kept in touch and he was starting
OWLS over at St. Malachy,” said Dent. “He wanted me to get involved and I was really drawn to it because my high school lacrosse coach back in Philly started a similar program called LEAPS (Lacrosse Education Attitude Perseverance Success), so I know a lot about how these programs work.” Dent was able to link Angelotta to his high school lacrosse coach, who served as one of the idea sources for the project. Angelotta also reached out to other coaches and nonprofit managers around the country for ideas. He knew that he wanted to work in the inner city in order to start a lacrosse program where the sport had not yet been introduced. “It’s hard to mention OWLS without giving credit to the place where it all started: St. Malachy School on Chicago’s West Side,” said Angelotta. “They gave me my first teaching position and a chance to start my new program.” OWLS has been working with St. Malachy on school-based program development since the spring of 2011. What once started as a team of about 15 players,
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