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Vol. # 95, Issue # 4
Arts & Life, Page 26
October 3, 2011
Phase one checked out of Library renovation By ALEC MORAN Contributing Writer, ZOE BARKER, Copy Editor While the larger, more visible construction of the new “Arts & Letters Hall” building across from the SAC and the new Art Museum by the Fullerton station might dominate the public consciousness for now, phase one of a smaller but still impressive renovation is coming to a close in the John T. Richardson Library. They are now laying the groundwork for the exciting second phase. It may come as a surprise to some that the Richardson Library is implementing renovations, as many believe the facilities and grand library lobby are already top-notch and visually striking. “The Richardson Library is a twenty-year-old building that doesn’t look like one,” said Chris Hoeppner, Associate Director of Libraries. “But classes and libraries are interacting in ways they never have before. These renovations will allow us to remain state-of-the-art.” Technology is a main facet of the library’s upgrade, according to Facility Operations Vice President, Bob Janis. “[There are] new program spaces as well as a new See LIBRARY, page 6
RACHEL METEA | The DePaulia Members of Annoymous, students, and Chicagoans protest in front of the Federal Reserve Bank on Wednesday, Sept. 28 for Occupy Chicago, a movement in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street efforts.
Students ‘Occupy Chicago’ By HALEY BEMILLER, Contributing Writer RACHEL METEA Editor-in-Chief Sam Abrahamson stood in front of the Federal Reserve Bank on Sept. 28 holding a sign that read, “The banks robbed us blind.” Abrahamson, a senior majoring in advertising, is one of several students to join Occupy Chicago, a movement in solidarity with the protest in New York, dubbed
“Occupy Wall Street.” While several DePaul students were involved, many were unaware of each other’s involvement. “It is all very individually based,” John Anderson, a senior and peace studies and social justice major, said while passing out fliers in the SAC. “The whole movement has no centralized organization to it, there is no centralized leadership or recruitment efforts.” DePaul students have increasingly joined the around-the-clock protest, which began on Sept. 24. In less than one week, the
number of DePaul students involved jumped from less than three to more than 15. On Saturday, more than 175 people attended Chicago’s protest, Anderson said. Max Farrar, a senior, protested around his school schedule as well as during the “graveyard shift,” he said. Farrar said Chicago police have been “surprisingly supportive.” “All of these people have come together despite various issues that they care about,” Farrar said. “They recognize that what
Discharged ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ veteran, student speaks By NATHANIEL ANDREW Contributing Writer The entire country celebrated Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’s repeal Tuesday, Sept. 20. In Chicago, the celebration at Downtown Bar & Lounge at 440 N. State St., featured the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) with special guest Jim Messina, President Obama’s campaign manager for 2012, and a DePaul student by his side. Marquell Smith, a DePaul student studying Business and Human Resources was a co-host/discharged veteran due to the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy, and has been at the forefront of getting the policy repealed. He pats himself on the back for the night and also credits those supporters who not only supported him, but those who have had to
serve in silence. “Don’t just thank them for how they served or why they served, but for also serving in silence,” Smith said. “I showed up to a lot of town hall meetings and a lot of protests in the city, but what happened at that time was that there were people who were brave enough to stand up as well, which made this possible.” Smith was given the privilege of introducing Messina to the crowd. “What’s special about Jim Messina is that not only is he Obama’s campaign manager, but he’s also the person that when a lot of people were silent about Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, he spoke up about repealing it,” Smith said. At the event, Smith presented Messina with a military coin. Smith said that he knew it would mean a lot, but also joked that it’s all he could afford because he’s still a broke
college student. Messina, most recently the Deputy Chief of Staff to President Obama and graduate of the University of Montana, walked on stage to a silent room. “This is a big F-ing deal,” Messina said. The crowd laughed. “So many of you in the room worked very hard for this for a very long time, and it’s a reminder that we can still do big things,” Messina said. “We can dream whatever we want, and we can go get it done.” Messina said that he has the pen that President Obama used to sign the repeal hanging on his wall. “I heard the President say that we’re going to repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, and we’re going to do it in a way that works,” Messina said. “In the end, when the President signed See DISCHARGED, page 9
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•A possession of marijuana report was filed on a room at Munroe Hall. Chicago Police were called •A deceptive practices report was filed on an of- •A damage to vehicle report was filed for a to the scene and the students were arrested. fender passing bad checks in Barnes and Noble. vehicle parked in the Clifton Garage. While Chicago Police were called to the scene and the parked, the vehicle was damaged with a six inch •A bicycle theft report was filed for a bicycle that dent on the passenger's front-side hood. suspect was arrested. was impropery secured to the Schmitt Academic Center bicycle rack. •A theft report was filed at the DePaul Center. SEPTEMBER 23 An arrest was made by Chicago Police. •A liquor law violation report was filed on an in- •A suspicious person report was filed for an
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Seton Hall ranks on Dormy Awards top 10 list By DARRAH SALLAM Contributing Writer Seton Hall recently ranked third on Campus Splash’s Dormy Awards top ten list of best dorms in the country as reviewed by students. Located above the Lincoln Park Campus bookstore, Seton Hall features fully renovated and refreshed loft-style rooms, icy cold air conditioning, which are decked with high ceilings and creamy white walls. Over the past year, Seton has grown to be one of the most desirable dorms on DePaul’s Lincoln Park Campus. But, what makes the dorm stand out is its great sense of community, which is attributed to its ranking. “There is definitely a sense of community at Seton,” freshman Teagan Bowie said. “I like how I can just walk into people’s rooms and have great conversations with them.” “Seton is a great place to GRANT MYATT | The DePaulia be. There is so much diversity in Seton; we have girls, boys, (FROM LEFT TO RIGHT) Roommates Kayla English, Katie Martin and Shannon Marks spend quality time together watching TV honor students. It is so easy to in their room in Seton Hall. Seton ranked third on Campus Spash’s Dormy Awards as one of the best dorms in the country for meet new people.” its sense of community. The dorm’s Residential Advisors (RAs) work to bring all in the building. about Seton’s award,” said Gross. were converted into triples and in the next few weeks. Campus the residents together with “Most of the friends that I “I’ve known forever that Seton is some of the intended study rooms Splash is a college website for activities, workshops and free have now were Seton residents,” the best place to live.” were turned into bedrooms as prospective students and current dinners on different occasions sophomore and former Seton However, in the coming well. With rooms running out and students all over the nation. throughout the week. The RAs Hall resident Will Gross said. year, competition between the the guest list building up, future It is stacked with tips on how also try to plan outings and fun “In Seton we were all a family, other dorms on campus may get students may be disappointed to succeed in college and it is events for students to attend once which is something that I miss fierce and the growing number of to not get their first choice of equipped with information about a month, which helps students the most.” people who wish to live in Seton residential halls. The award getting into college. meet new people and establish For residents at Seton Hall, will outdo previous years. Even definitely puts Seton on the map. Other notable dorms included new relationships. this win was not a shock; instead this year there was an influx of Campus Splash hosted their University Village Suites at Students also have a number it has made residents appreciate students who wished to live in first annual Dormy Awards in Kennesaw State University which of people who they can talk to and acknowledge their dorm Seton. Many students were put March, with the top residential took first place and Borgia Hall at about issues they are having with with a new sense of pride and on a waiting list and were lucky halls from all over the country. Saint Joseph’s University took school, roommate conflicts, and establishment. to even get in. This year 9,000 votes came in and second. DePaul’s Seton Hall sits time management and stress tips “It was no surprise to me Rooms made to fit two people more awards will be announced respectably at third place.
College of Communication starts fall review
Students contact other students by phone rather than e-mail surveys By KATHERINE HALL Senior Writer If you ever thought end-of-course surveys were pointless and not read by anyone anyway, think again. The College of Communication has begun its fall review of professors up for promotion, retention, or tenure, and several students are taking part and ensuring the student voice is heard. In an email sent out Sept. 9, Associate Dean JC Bruno Teboul advised Communication students that six of their peers in the graduate program “will be assisting…in the evaluation of teaching” as the student representatives on the College Personnel Committee. “We like to hear student impressions once they have been away from the class for a while,” the email stated. The email also advised that students who had taken classes with the professors under review might be contacted by phone or by email. This exercise, in which students are essentially surveying other students for their thoughts on the professors, is markedly different than the usual, “fill in the bubble” end-of-quarter surveys emailed out by the school. For some students, the idea of responding to another person rather than a computer program is much
more appealing. “Sometimes it [email surveys] gets repetitive if you don’t respond right away,” said sophomore Kevin O’Brien. He does email surveys when he has the time but the emails sometimes piled up if he did not take the survey right away, which got irritating, he said. He feels there is also an advantage to the human element of students surveying each other. “It might be easier to relate to a student than a computer,” said O’Brien. James Mazurek is one of the graduate students conducting the surveys for the review. Despite the fact that it can be time-consuming, he feels it’s worth the effort. When he was approached by the College of Communication to be part of the student review panel, he readily accepted. “It’s quite important, that’s why I volunteered,” Mazurek said. “They [the College] need another angle, it can’t just be faculty.” With the other students on the panel, Mazurek interviews Communication students who took classes with the professors being reviewed, gathers their thoughts and opinions, and “puts it all into a coherent report.” “We’re not doing any interpretation, just assembling the data,” he said. “The review board makes the decision.” Junior Richard Smith, a CDM student, thought the
procedure was a good idea, though he felt it also had the potential to be flawed. “Surveys are a good way to get firsthand accounts from students [about their professors],” Smith said, but “some students are biased, you have to find out what sounds reasonable.” Computer surveys, lengthy as they are, had one advantage over people, Smith added, in that they are more standardized and could probably produce a more objective report. “Students… with a different agenda, could impact [the surveys], in my opinion,” he said. However, the methodical computer approach is often its greatest drawback. “Online surveys are long,” Smith pointed out, referring to the dry “agree/disagree” method of online surveys. “I can’t imagine doing that with a person.” The final review will not be conducted until later in the quarter. Until then, Mazurek and the others on the panel will continue to gather student feedback to present to the review board, giving those students a chance to impact their education for the better, a fact that O’Brien sees as an important part of university life. “Students should be a part [of professor reviews],” O’Brien said, “because it allows them to be responsible [for their education].”
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“Library” continued from cover administrative office suite... [and] the upgrade of core technology elements, which include running new primary data cabling and installing upgraded wireless access points throughout the building,” Janis said. “In addition, multiple cameras were installed throughout for security.” As the plans were being developed over the past two years, the library administration looked at how technology was being used in the library and what was most in demand. The data concluded that a growing number of students were using personal laptops on the upper floors. With the upcoming phases, more individual and group study areas will be created to accommodate demand. There will also be increased wireless connectivity and more outlets for charging laptops. The data also found that room reservations were in higher demand than could be accommodated. Last year, the library recorded 3,139 requests for room reservations. They had to deny 1,233 of those requests due to lack of space. That means they had to turn down almost 40 percent of requests. They also had to turn down almost 50 percent of group study room reservation requests. “Because of this, we wanted to provide more workspaces and more different kinds of workspaces,” said Jim Galbraithe, Associate Director for Collections and Scholarly Resources. As part of phase two, more study spaces and group study rooms will be constructed and dominate what will be known as The Commons on the first and second floors. The group study rooms will be flexible to accommodate student laptops and will be able to accommodate larger groups. The library administration is also looking into having some of the study areas feature innovative technology systems called Puck Systems, which allow students to display their laptops on flat screens for group collaboration. Having more study spaces is one of the changes students will find most valuable, especially during midterms and finals when the library becomes crowded. Comfortable furniture, selected based on the feedback from testing done last year on the third floor of the library will fill the Commons. Phase one of the project, which is mostly finished, mainly converted the spaces previously used by the Art Museum. This space has been converted into administrative offices, and the two galleries will be converted into special use rooms. The southernmost part of the space, room 115, has been converted into a state-of-theart Programs Room. The Programs Room is equipped with theater lighting, two flat screens capable of high definition video conferencing, two projectors with projection screens, a removable stage platform, a built-in P.A. system and seats for 40 people. This space is meant to be flexible and house everything from conferences to concerts and other events. “If President Obama ever needs a place to speak in Chicago, he’s got one right here,” said Hoeppner. The Programs Room can be reserved by faculty and staff, too (not just heads of state), starting in the coming weeks. The northern space will be converted into an experimental instruction room that classes can reserve once it is completed. Galbraithe said that the library meets with classes over 400 times a year. This prompted the need for an upgraded instruction room. The room will have two flat screens and will be set up to have students sit two to a table, according to Hoeppner. “The goal is to have one laptop per table, between two students, to get them to
Blueprints outline changes for Richardson Library Out with the old...
work together,” he said. “This will also allow for collaboration and presentations.” The Instruction Room has another room attached to it that will eventually serve as a public PC lab space like the others in the library. While these renovations were certainly made possible by the opening of the new Art Museum, Janis asserted that it was not the deciding factor. The plans for the upgrade were already in place with Vision 2012. “The relocation of the Art Museum did not prompt the planned phased renovation of the Richardson library,” he said. “It provided the opportunity to affect the first of four phases that helps to make way for the subsequent phases.” Other upgrades include the library having e-books and downloadable audio books to accommodate e-readers. Hoeppner also said they are working to improve their collection of graphic novels and best sellers, with what Assistant Director for Research and Information Services, Terry Taylor, said they are now calling the “popular reading section.” “It will expand the library’s selection beyond just academic books and references,” Taylor said. They are also considering the option of having laptops available for students and staff to check out while in the library, but it will depend on the demand for the service. Perhaps most impressive about the library’s renovations is that it is merely in the first phase of four. While there is not set a time frame for the next phase of renovations, Galbraithe outlined that the next couple of phases include the construction of the Commons, creating triple the number of group study rooms and improvements to the labs, other study spaces and the library’s reference section. The bulk of this will happen over the next few summers. “We want to make the library a destination,” Taylor said. The library encourages students to enjoy and utilize the completed renovations and to keep an eye out for more improvements to come.
...in with the new
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The old Art Museum space was turned into a high-tech instructional room. Phase one of the library rennovations is almost complete and includes several new, high-tech rooms.
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New research links breast cancer to stress By VERONICA APPLETON Contributing Writer It’s one of the most public awareness months of the year and this October marks the 25th anniversary of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Yet, new research could potentially lead to the discovery of a relationship between black women and breast cancer, and even more so aggressive forms in Hispanic women due to stress. A study presented at the Fourth American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) titled The Science of Cancer Health Disparities and held Sept. 18-21, reported the incidence of a second breast cancer in the opposite breast to be higher among black women. “Usually, about 4 percent of all breast cancer patients will present with a second primary cancer contralaterally,” said lead researcher Nsouli-Maktabi Hala, a Ph.D. graduate of The George Washington University. “When the disease does occur in blacks early on, it tends to be more aggressive, more likely to be estrogenreceptor negative, and it is more likely to cause death,” Hala declared in an AACR press release covering his research. Overall, incidence has shown that breast cancer is higher among Caucasian women, so why the big concern for black women? Research shows they generally suffer from the more aggressive form of primary breast cancer when diagnosed under age 45. “Blacks usually have a higher mortality rate than whites from the first cancer, so you would expect blacks to have lower rates of second cancers,” said Hala. Data from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) reports that black women are less likely than white women to be diagnosed with other cancers that contain more difficult detection such as melanoma or leukemia. In the study, researchers took data from a registry of 415,664 white women and 39,887 black women at age 19
and older that have been diagnosed with primary breast cancer. They found only 41 percent of participants in the study to develop a second primary breast cancer, and 4 percent occurred in the opposite breast. Researchers warn patients and others to view the findings as preliminary until published in a peerreviewed journal, but stresses provider awareness. “A cancer in one breast should lead to a careful examination of the other breast over a long period, just in case a cancer develops,” said Hala. “This should alert the physician to watch patients very carefully.” Another preliminary research study suggests a link between aggressive breast cancer tumors and the level of stress in black and Hispanic women. Researchers in this study propose that black and Hispanic women with breast cancer suffer more stress than white women. “One possible reason for that, among others, could be differences in the role of stress in influencing the development of breast cancer,” said Garth H. Rauscher, an associate professor of epidemiology at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s School of Public Health. Researchers studied 989 breast cancer patients who had been recently diagnosed with the disease. Thereafter,
the women participated in surveys about their level of stress and emotions within a two to three month span after their diagnosis. The study found that white women, who comprised eleven percent of participants in the study to have reached a level of stress that was adequately elevated, said Rauscher. However, he later discovered the stress levels were twice as high for black women comprising 22 percent and 24 percent for Hispanic women. The researchers suggest viewing the findings as preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal, but stresses awareness. “It’s fairly reasonable to assume there’s a correlation in the level of stress they report after diagnosis and why they reported prior to that, but we don’t have any data to say that’s true,” said Rauscher. “To clearly show an association between higher stress levels and aggressiveness of breast cancer, patients would have to be followed for many years prior to diagnosis to see if patients with higher levels of stress developed more aggressive forms of cancer,” says Dr. Laura Kruper, an assistant professor and cancer surgeon at City of Hope Cancer Center in Duarte, Calif. However, the study presents a good generalization in becoming aware of these implications, but Kruper says a cancer diagnosis can certainly cause stress, but the idea that stress causes cancer is unproven, although very possible. For information on breast cancer, or any questions regarding other cancers, visit the American Cancer Society Website at www.cancer.org
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“Occupy” continued from cover they care about can better be addressed if we first address the crisis of American democracy and the crisis of big money in the American government.” “We are sick of the corporate influence that is going on in our political system,” Abrahamson said. “We are sick of the corporate influence that is going on in our political system. We are sick of the fact that money from private interests are drowning out the voice of the average everyday citizen,” he said. “The middle class has no voice anymore.” “That’s not how democracy works. Our founding fathers said that all men are created equal … and women,” Abrahamson said. “We’re not supposed to be made unequal based on how much money you have. If you have a lot of money, you can buy ad space. You can buy politicians, which is what is happening,” he said. “If you do have a lot of money then you get to set the entire agenda Anderson said that when he handed out fliers on DePaul’s Lincoln Park campus, “there was definitely a general interest.” Anderson said many people asked questions about who was organizing Occupy Chicago and what Anonymous is. The Occupy Wall Street movement spread to more than 48 U.S. cities and to London and Germany after it began in New York. Abrahamson said he hopes the protests will spread more awareness. “We want people to know that they are not alone in thinking that something is terribly, terribly wrong in our political system,” Abrahamson said. “Once we raise enough awareness if this spreads enough, maybe we can have a real political conversation, one that they can’t ignore.” Andrew Mongenas, an Occupy Chicago participant, described the movement as “the seed that needs to get planted in order to make some sort of change.” “It’s basically about stopping corporations from abusing the political system,” he said. Mongenas said he sympathizes with those who don’t have the means to organize in this manner, but share the group’s beliefs. “There are so many people out there who feel the same way we do,” he said. “There are people who can’t get here and do this.” “I’m not a particularly political person,” he said. “I’m more just an angry pedestrian. It’s about time this happened.” Emilio Baez, who is also involved in the movement, said he feels a sense of duty. “What is happening now is truly historic,” Baez said. “We are in an economic crisis; the capitalist system is breaking down. It is vitally necessary to lead by example.” He said he also believes the economy needs to be altered in a way that is beneficial Americans socially and emotionally as well as logistically. For the most part, Occupy Chicago has been received well on the streets, protestors say. Baez mentioned taxi drivers and citizens driving by and honking in support. However, they say their relationship with the Chicago police has been up and down. “The cops have been friendly,” he said. “But when push comes to shove, they’re going to do their jobs.” Baez said the group marched to Millennium Park on Sept. 27, and officers tried to throw them out. Additionally, they prohibited the protesters from setting up tents outside the bank. “They have perpetually lied to us,” Baez said. Despite the friction, Occupy Chicago isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. According to Mongenas, nothing is definitive, and they won’t stop pursuing the issue “until there’s notice taken.”
Senior Anthony Abrahamson (above) protests in front of the Federal Reserve Bank on Wednesday, Sept. 28 for Occupy Chicago, a movement in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street efforts.
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"Discharged” continued from cover that bill and slammed his hand down on the desk and said this law is gone forever, it showed all of us that we can do great thing,” Messina said. “We aren’t a country that says ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ We are a country that says ‘out of many we are one.’”
The repeal is not only important to today’s military, it affects several generations of servicemen and women. Veronica Hernandez, another co-host/ discharged veteran due to the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy, said that her nephew is graduating from basic military training.
“I am a very proud aunt and very proud veteran knowing that he has the ability to serve freely among those serving with him.” Filled with civilian and veteran supporters, some regular attendees of the Downtown Bar & Lounge were surprised
at how many people came out to celebrate. Christopher Schoop, a patron of Downtown Bar & Lounge, said that he visits the bar at least once a week and he rarely sees it so packed. Celebrations in Chicago and across the country made Oct. 2 a day to remember.
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NATION & WORLD
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La Niña brings drought, extreme weather
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West Pittston Army National Guard rescues residents from their homes in West Pittston, Pa. from flood waters from the Susquehanna River on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011. The remnants of Tropical Storm Lee poured water on top of the Northeast, closing hundreds of roads and forcing evacuation orders for more than 100,000 people from the Susquehanna River's worst flooding in nearly 40 years.
By KANDACE THOMAS Contributing Writer This summer saw no shortage of strange weather throughout the United States. Areas of the Southwest saw irregular heat patterns. In Texas there were record-breaking temperatures, resulting in over three months of 100 degree heat. New York City and the Eastern Seaboard were slammed by Hurricane Irene. Oklahoma, New Mexico, and other Southwestern states saw high temperatures that resulted lower-than-average rainfalls and widespread crop loss from drought. Junior communications student, Aasia Bullock, lived in Dallas over the summer, enduring the heat firsthand. “I thought I was going to melt. My car had no air conditioning so I just stayed inside whenever I could,” Bullock said. Bullock is one of several students who were directly affected by the extreme weather patterns that swept the nation these past months. The severity of these events is attributed to the weather pattern known as La Niña. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the phenomenon will continue to influence the weather well throughout the winter months. In a study released last Friday,
the University of Miami cited La Niña as the major factor for pushing Hurricane Irene inland to New York. La Niña is the cooling of the sea temperature in the Pacific Ocean. Not only does it have a significant effect on temperatures, but it also interferes with wind shears, a naturally occurring phenomenon that reduces the strength of tropical storms and hurricanes. According to Meteorologist Peter Yeager, “During years that La Niña is in effect, there is a decrease in the vertical wind shear thousands of feet over the Caribbean Sea and tropical Atlantic that gives hurricanes a chance to form and strengthen before they are blown apart.” When Irene hit land, it was physically one-third the size of the United States. Irene was linked to 45 deaths and is estimated to have caused approximately $7 billion in damage. Senior LeAaron Foley, a major in Public Policy, had been planning a road trip to Washington D.C. to see the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial. “My fraternity brothers and I were planning on leaving Chicago until we saw a press conference regarding the potential severity of the weather. My mom and a few other brothers’ parents had no interest in us making the drive out east that night. But it
was for the unveiling of the Martin Luther King Memorial. I had to go! But then again, we would be driving towards a hurricane,” he explained. Although Foley was able to avoid the tropical storm conditions on the East Coast, La Niña had a tremendous effect on weather patterns across the country. Chicago saw one of its dampest summers in years, as this July went on record as the wettest in 122 years. The Black Student Union had to deal with the effects of such
weather when their office was flooded after a fierce downpour. Junior Kristin Lansdown, Women and Gender Studies/Psychology major and community service coordinator for the group, said, “I went to the office after a weekend of rain to find the office soaked. The carpets were wet, and the ceiling was dripping water. The water destroyed some of promotional and advertising materials.” Unfortunately, La Niña is not expected to dissipate any time soon as its cycle lasts 9 to 12
months. With La Niña last year, the U.S. saw extreme cold temperatures and intense blizzards. NOAA predicts colder winters in the Pacific and Plains regions this year, while Southern states will have warm dry winters. Although Chicagoans have braved countless bitter winters in the past, residents will again have to bare colder temperatures this season as a result of La Niña. While not a definitive prediction, NOAA’s Climate Predictions Center doesn’t foresee La Niña letting up anytime soon.
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Majority of Americans for death penalty By HALEY BEMILLER Contributing Writer
Sixty-two percent of Americans support the use of the death penalty in the U.S. Justice System, according to a recent study by the Pew Research Center. In light of the controversial execution of Troy Davis, this study is extremely relevant. Davis was executed on Sept. 21 for the murder of Savannah policeman Mark MacPhail in 1989. Despite numerous appeals and several court-ordered stays of execution, the Georgia State Board of Pardons denied his appeal. He appealed his case on grounds of questionable witness accounts (seven out of nine witnesses recanted part or all of their testimonies) and a lack of physical evidence. A last ditch effort to appeal to the Supreme Court was also denied. According to the Pew study, Republicans are more likely to favor the policy than Democrats. In general, however, support has declined slightly since 2007 when Pew did a similar survey. The study also highlights the correlation between one’s view on the death penalty and one’s religious beliefs, showing that Protestants and Catholics are more likely to favor the policy than other religious groups. Moreover, it claims that religion is a strong influence on some people’s decisions. Father Joe Williams, a community minister at DePaul, cited the pope’s negative reaction to the execution of Troy Davis when illustrating what he believes Catholic perspective on the issue is. “We support human life from beginning to end,” Williams said. “The Catholic position officially is that the death penalty is wrong.” He also noted that some groups and religions firmly believe in an eye-for-aneye but that Catholics should not. “We don’t ask the state to do that for us, to murder for us,” he said. Williams also described some of the death penalty’s emotional implications.
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In this Sept. 21, 2011 file photo, a man chants during a vigil for Georgia death row inmate Troy Davis In Jackson, Ga. Davis insisted for years, up until his final words in Georgia's death chamber, that he was wrongly convicted of killing a police officer based on faulty testimony from witnesses to the crime. “The death penalty is such an emotional reality,” he said. “The moral issues around the death penalty have to do with respect for life.” Patrick O’Neill, a sophomore, believes there are several important factors to think about when determining if someone should be executed. He suggested considering whether or not a murder was premeditated, the number of victims in the case and the gruesomeness of the murder. “In extreme circumstances, the death penalty should be enforced,” he said. “Capital punishment sets an example.” He also claimed that justices need to
be certain before they decide to take a person’s life.“I don’t think you should do it if there’s any gray area,” O’Neill said. One of the biggest controversies surrounding the Troy Davis case is the question of his innocence. Dr. David Barnum, a political science professor at DePaul, said this kind of controversy is nothing new. “I have no doubt that innocent people have perhaps been executed,” he said. Barnum also noted that the issue used to be leverage for politicians in the 1970s, but now people in office tend to stray away from it.
“They’ve got nothing to gain by having a position at all,” he said. “There are a lot of issues that have kind of pushed the death penalty aside.” Additionally, Barnum claimed that the judicial system has removed the debate from the courtroom after an inconclusive discussion about the death penalty’s constitutionality in regard to the Eighth Amendment. “Legislators and the public are entitled to their own views,” Barnum said. “They’ve pretty much made it clear that the death penalty is not necessarily constitutional.”
Zelda Lockhart on health, HIV, healing By KIERSTEN SINKO Contributing Writer After publishing many novels including Fifth Born, Cold Running Creek and Fifth Born Two: The Hundredth Turtle, Zelda Lockhart, an award winning writer, feels that it is important to follow through with one’s writing and discuss it with the world. She made an appearance at DePaul Sept. 28 to give her insight on the topic “Community Health, HIV/AIDS & Healing” in the Cortelyou Commons. “It’s one thing to actually sit and do your work, but you’re not finished until it is broadcasted, and often that requires broadcasting with it,” Lockhart said. “If you communicate with other people who have the same ecology of thought, then people actually try to take your words and thought and put them into the community they live in. You need to be committed to it that way.” Although Lockhart’s novels portray the messages of African-American struggles
and healing, she states that her ideas usually develop from her daily writing. “I don’t set out to write a novel about a certain topic or to portray a certain message,” she said. “I just write. I write every day, and inevitably what happens is I start to recognize a pattern or a theme.” Lockhart also points out that her novels express the themes of freedom, the complexities of love and individual growth, emotional and psychological themes and the topic of migration. These topics entered the conversation during the panel discussion. The Center of Black Diaspora (a DePaul group that discusses and supports the cultures of African-Americans in the United States) hosted the event, bringing many scholars, activists, writers and faculty members into the audience and on the panel. The panel, which included Lockhart, also included Mark Corece, Misty Deberry and Gary Harper. Francesca Royster was the moderator. Each panel member had an academic and personal connection to HIV/AIDS. Corece expressed that he never actually
thought that HIV/AIDS would be a problem that he would have to grow up with and worry about. The panel also discussed the art of healing. For example, former students of the Theatre School did a small performance at this event exemplifying the importance of staying close with family members and accepting fatal diseases. “Guilt, shame, trauma are normal human behaviors, and creating healing for loved ones and family members helps us with who we are and what we can do,” said Deberry. “The desire for anyone [with a fatal disease, such as HIV/AIDS] would be to go home,” said Lockhart. “When we are sick, when we are down, when we are crippled, the only person that we want is our mama. ‘I want my mama’ is usually a first response.” Lockhart continues to hold writing workshops and lectures about her writing and the topics that she writes about, including HIV/AIDS. Her trip to DePaul was just another stop on her journey in educating others.
“[I hope that DePaul takes] the idea, concept and hope for each individual, as well as their community, to accept healing,” said Lockhart. “I think that’s very important, and not just physically healing of AIDS/HIV, but also the healing of shame and guilt. Once you have the ability to speak out, then you have the ability to heal.” Zelda Lockhart also pointed out that gatherings, such as this panel discussion, are good for the community because they present a forum to discuss these issues. The Center of Black Diaspora is continuously hosting events for students, faculty and community members to openly discuss topics such as disease, healing and cultural differences. For more about Zelda Lockhart’s books and writings, go to http://www.zeldalockhart. com/index.php. For information about the Center of Black Diaspora, and to see more events that are taking place, visit http://las.depaul.edu/ diaspora/index.asp.
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Social justice must be personal By MIKEY TURNER Contributing Writer
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Mirror, mirror, not your call UK girls’ school oversteps bounds by removing mirrors from bathroom By TORREY SIMS Contributing Writer What do you see when you look in the mirror? For young girls at Shelley College in West Yorkshire, UK, that question would be hard to answer. Shelley College recently decided to take down mirrors at the school to prevent 13 to 16-year-old girls from applying makeup while on the premises. In a BBC article, head teacher John McNally said, “The mirrors had been removed as a ‘temporary’ measure because a ‘small’ number of students were spending too long in the toilets at lunchtime.” Although McNally believes that the majority of parents and staff members are in favor of “tightening up” the school, is it really the school’s place to enforce a guideline on physical appearance? This kind of reinforcement singles out teenage girls and makes their appearance a spectacle, instead of helping them understand the biological and psychological changes they are going through. For teenage girls, wearing
makeup may be a mask to a greater issue of low self-esteem or even depression. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, teenage girls tend to have higher depression rates than teenage boys and generally need a higher degree of approval to feel secure. I am not suggesting that all young girls wear makeup, but if it makes them feel comfortable in their ever-changing skin, then who is it really hurting? If anything it is going to be a learning experience for girls who are trying to discover their identities. And let’s face it—we’ve all been there. We look back on our 16-year-old driver’s license photo and question our sanity. We all make mistakes, but at least we were allowed to make them and express ourselves in whatever harmless game of dress-up we took part in. Summer Scott, a mother of two and a graduate student at DePaul, thinks the decision to take down mirrors does not solve the larger issue. “Taking down mirrors isn't going to stop a young girl from caring and maybe even obsessing about the way she looks,” Scott said. Shelley College may think
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that it’s helping young girls by encouraging them to focus on their studies and not their appearance, but the mindset of a teenage girl is not going to change by taking down a mirror. If the school is going to single out girls for their appearance they should do it in
doing exactly what they have preached against: focusing on image and using students as puppets in the show. By “cleaning up” the image of the girls, the school will essentially look better. What’s next? Are schools now going to ask for a photo upon enrollment? Would
Taking down mirrors isn't going to stop a young girl from caring and maybe even obsessing about the way she looks- Summer Scott, Graduate Journalism student
a less intrusive manner. Essentially punishing the girls for looking in the mirror only worsens their fears about their image. It’s natural for girls at that age (and, honestly, any age) to worry about their appearance. It’s not the school’s priority to monitor the physical appearance of a teenager through any means other than school uniforms. While Shelley College administrators punish these girls by ordering the mirrors to be taken down, they are
the rejection letter look like something like, “You are wearing too much makeup. We regret to inform you that we cannot process your request to enroll at this time.” Scott agrees that makeup does not define a person, and it should not be the school’s responsibility to monitor it. “If my daughter at 14-yearsold cakes on the makeup but gets straight A's, treats people well and volunteers in the community, I'd call that a big win.”
Saint Clement Catholic Church showed me what true social justice is. In a recent homily, the priest spoke about a group of people pooling together their resources in order to pay for rent and food. He called it “a beautiful image.” His homily emphasized the difference between the Catholic Church’s and the state’s definitions of social justice. The system the priest talked about reminds me of the Apostles, who lived, worked and shared resources with one another. Their acts of social justice were carried out on a personal level. No one was forcing anyone to be generous. w Now contrast the priest’s definition with that of “social justice” preached about on campus. This “social justice” is commanded by a top-down government, which redistributes the wealth from the rich to the poor through taxes. There is no individual choice, generosity or heart involved in this. It is simply mandatory. When we remove generosity from social justice, we lose personal elements of accountability, personal responsibility. How are we supposed to hold the recipients of our tax dollars responsible for what they do with it? Instead of paying rent people could be buying potato chips and cocaine, and we’d have no way of knowing. Taking accountability out of the mix leads to corruption. Corruption leads to a futile system. This inefficient redistribution of wealth in the name of social justice is preached in the classroom, in the media, from politicians and even from the Socialists handing out propaganda on the sidewalk near the Student Center, all of who turned down an interview with me. This social justice rhetoric sets out to demonize those who work hard for their money and incites class warfare that indoctrinates people into believing the rich need to pay more in taxes. How many times should the “rich” be forced to pay another two percent in taxes? Is 50 percent not enough? The priest’s “beautiful image” of people helping each other out of the goodness of their hearts is simply a more effective method for achieving actual social justice. The desire to help our neighbors, while also holding them accountable for their actions, is what real social justice is about.
On Saturday, Sept. 3, The DePaulia ran an online story about 19-year-old Rodney Kyles Jr., who was fatally stabbed in Lincoln Park after attending a party. The story contained the details released by the police and the latest tweet from the victim reading: “I’m drunk as hell tired of these young hoes.” There were no testimonies from friends or family, just a blueprint of Kyles’ last tweet, published one hour prior to Kyles' death. This propelled a substantial amount of controversy from not only friends and family of Kyles but also DePaul students. Users flooded The DePaulia’s website, Facebook page and email accounts expressing their outrage. After reading the article, I, too, could not help but feel that the story insinuated something about Kyles. The contextual ambiguity of the tweet left it open to several interpretations, most of them negative. Kyles was an African-American college student in his second year at Roosevelt University. He had a passion for music and was well-liked amongst his peers. This was not the Kyles that people read about, however. The story focused on Kyles’ bluntly stated final tweet. The tweet, quite frankly, made Kyles seem like some sort of thug. As it stood alone, it served as the most prominent display of who the murder victim was. DePaul’s Black Student Union discussed the article at
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their first general body meeting, and the subject was met with strong reactions. Junior Aasia Bullock, a communications major, expressed her frustration with the story. “It was of poor taste,” she said. “It seemed as if the paper was suggesting things [about him]. As a reader, I feel it lacks
journalistic credibility to use Twitter as the basis of a story.” The use of social networking sites as sources for stories is hardly a new occurrence. That’s partly why every college kid is told to be cautious about what he or she posts online. Whether it’s Facebook, Youtube or Twitter, access to material is readily
available to anyone. There have been countless situations in which people have paid the consequences of their online profiles. That being said, it is a conscious choice to use these outlets. There needs to be a persistent cognizance that you are creating a representation for yourself that is at the discretion
of the viewer. Online editor of The DePaulia and author of the article, Jeremy Mikula, was very open in discussing why he chose to include Kyles’ last tweet. “I was careful and verified that it was, in fact, Rodney's Twitter account,” he said. “I included it because of the time frame in which the homicide occurred and when his last tweet was—within one hour, likely about 40 minutes, of the incident … The story was about his unfortunate death at the hands of violence and some of the context around it.” According to Mikula, the intent was never to provide context for Kyles’ character but to report the story. “It was never meant to cause a controversy or to make Rodney appear in a negative light but to give some surrounding information to it,” Mikula said. It is very clear in hindsight to see where the readers and writers got mixed up in this situation. The anger of readers is very clear as well as the position of the author. It must be noted once more that social network users choose to subject themselves to scrutiny and should be held accountable for what they write. It’s a somber thought that perhaps your last tweet or status update may be the lasting impression you leave. It should never be forgotten that social media operates in limited confines. Much of the outrage came because readers were not reading about a murder victim but about a friend, family member or acquaintance. It should always be remembered that there is a real person behind the tweet.
Disney 3D brings discrimination to life By GINA O'NEILL Contributing Writer It was a central piece of local gossip dur “The Lion King” in 3D still elicited the same tears and desperation on the big screen that I felt at age eight during Mufasa’s untimely death. Peaks of joy and warmth similarly followed when Simba returned to regain his name as King of Pride Rock. This time around, however, I wasn’t ready for the discomfort and skepticism I felt when I noticed how Mufasa and Simba had flaming red, gloriouslooking manes while Scar’s stood as black as tar. Scar’s fur was also a darker color, sending out the message that light means good and dark translates into evil. The purposeful ethnicity of Scar’s minions, the hyenas, who are meant to be seen as villains, was unsettling as well.
One was evidently black, the other Mexican and the third of an unknown background, but all shared an apparent lack of intelligence. The argument that Disney is racist is not recent. Ever since the opening of “The Princess and the Frog” in 2009, people have been calling out the previous absence of an African-American main character. “The Princess and the Frog” did not help Disney’s case: the princess remains a frog for the majority of the movie, sparking even more rage against Disney. By the time I was old enough to acknowledge these arguments, however, I wasn’t interested enough in Disney movies to examine them again, inspecting it for racist undertones. When I was younger, Disney was exciting, magical and scary for conventional reasons: heroes, villains and plot. Now that Disney has remastered its movies into BluRay and has started to display
them on the big screen, it’s jetting the racist ideologies in my face, basically demanding a throw-down. OK Disney — it’s on. “Dumbo” could be Disney’s first big-name contender, featuring faceless AfricanAmerican workers who don’t say anything as well as all black, seemingly uneducated crows, symbolizing African-Americans in the ‘40s. Watching “Dumbo” as a little girl, I recognized how the other elephants bullied Dumbo because of his ears, and I was sincerely hurt by how he was mistreated. Now, my hurt comes from a different source — the blatant discrimination. As a little girl, Peter Pan made me fear the thought of growing old, wishing that cute boy in green tights would come scoop me away to Neverland. When watching it again, however, my excitement faded. The Native Americans explain that their skin color resulted from
an ancestor blushing after kissing a girl, showing that they all used to be the normal for Disney: white. M y Disney experience has been tainted. No more can I sit down to watch a Disney film with nostalgia oozing out of my ears — now I expect to be disappointed by closemindedness. However, Disney has not been altogether ruined for me. Even with all the elements of racism, watching one of its movies is bittersweet. Listening to Aladdin serenade Jasmine still makes me want to go out and buy a Persian carpet, and watching a pumpkin shape-shift into a carriage still
The opinions in this section do not necessarily reflect those of The DePaulia staff.
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gives me hope that vegetables can be magical. Yet just like the fantasies Disney created, I now know it’s all too good to be true—and fair.
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Newly elected senators of the Student Government Association looking forward to busy year BY KATE FRANZEN
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organ Taylor is new to the SGA at DePaul and to the university. She is a first year graduate student studying for her masters in public administration and will be representing the graduate and law student body. Taylor, who is originally from Los Angeles, earned her bachelor’s degree in political science in South Carolina at Benedict College. Being that Taylor is a new student, inclusion of graduate students with the larger undergraduate class was an important issue for her. The first step began during her campaign. She created a twitter account, @WEcountTOODPU, not only for promotion throughout the election, but to exemplify exactly how she plans to communicate with other students. “It’s a position that requires work and communication, so I’m willing to go out of my comfort zone to do that,” said Taylor. She plans to network with organizations and student leaders already on campus and build a bridge of communication. She hopes to create opportunities for students to network and meet people from all schools and levels of education through summits, volunteer opportunities, retreats and even socials. “I am very excited about my newly elected position,” said Taylor. “I will be smiling all day.”
rin Baynes is a senior majoring in public policy with a focus on urban studies. Before coming to DePaul, Baynes transferred schools twice. She is well equipped to handle problems other transfer students may have considering her experience in the area. “Being a transfer student myself, I am very passionate about the challenges and opportunites transfer students come across in their DePaul adventure.” First and foremost, Baynes plans to explore the current identity of the DePaul transfer student. Transfer students at DePaul represent such a wide variety of students and Baynes wants to find out how that diversity best succeeds in the DePaul community. One issue she concentrated on in her campaign was academic advising. Transfer students experience difficulty when trying to transfer credit to a quarter system. Actions she plans to take include, offering more thorough listings of course equivalents between Depaul and community colleges, schedule more community college campus visits by DePaul University representatives familiar with the transfer student experience, and more. Baynes is extraordinarily excited about her new position. She will celebrate her win like any good politician would. Baynes stopped at Chipotle and ordered a burrito bowl—with guacamole. “It’s a special occasion,” she said. Baynes is somewhat of a health and beauty expert. You can visit her blog at http:// beautyandbalancebybaynes. blogspot.com.
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atthew von Nida, a freshman double majoring in political science and international studies, is from St. Louis but already feels at home in Chicago. Von Nida was largely involved in his high school’s student government. He plans to continue his dedication to community service at DePaul University. “I see myself as an environmentalist, and I think our generation follows that trend,” said von Nida. Issues concerning von Nida are environmental awareness and student involvement Von Nida’s plans to make DePaul a greener campus include working to increase the availability of cigarette receptacles around campus, stopping the use of Styrofoam bowls plates and containers in the student center and replacing them with reusable ones, and creating a double sided printing system accessible to students. “Simply promoting a greener life, as well as recycling the recyclable items could improve our university greatly,” said von Nida. He hopes throughout his term to see more student interaction and involvement on campus. “I am very thankful to my peers and supporters for their votes and help,” said von Nida. He is thrilled about his position as a leader and a friend to students at DePaul. When election results were announced last Thursday, von Nida’s facebook status read, “I am almost in tears! Thank you so much everyone: for all of the support, for all of the hard work, for VOTING! It means the world to me to be so openly gay and proud of it, dress crazy, have whacky hair and have support from you all. I feel like my ideals and platforms are what represented me justly during this election, and I am too happy and proud to be the 2011/2012 senator of first year students!”
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It means the world to me to be so openly gay and proud of it, and have support from you all.
LA&S, Commerce and Communications get new senators
onica Martens, the new senator for the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, is a junior majoring in international studies with a minor in international politics. She is a member of the Delta Zeta sorority, where she currently holds the executive board position of Risk Management. She is also a strong supporter of making DePaul a greener campus. She plans on being proactive about putting more water bottle refill stations in around DePaul’s campus. Cameron Erickson is a freshman majoring in political science and economics. He is one of two sena-
tors elected for the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. Erickson plans to forge partnerships and increase student job growth. These two concerns are most important to Erickson along with making sure the voices of students are heard. Like Monica Martens, he intends to place more water bottle purification systems around campus. By partnering with the Residence Council Hall, it is his goal to place water refill stations in all residence halls by 2013. Claire Sindlinger, the new senator for the College of Commerce, is a freshman majoring in marketing with minors in international business
and Spanish. An issue only concerning commerce students is developing new majors and minors. Sindlinger hopes to get international business approved to become a new major in the College of Commerce. She believes it is important to recognize the increasing focus on the international community. Sindlinger will promote student organizations intended to help students network, find internships and jobs and study abroad. Allison Preston, a sophomore double majoring in journalism and women and gender studies, is an active member in the CCM community. She actively writes for the school
newspaper, The DePaulia, and is involved in the Ambassador Program. Preston will address three concerns throughout her term as Senator. The first is publicity or rather lack of publicity of organizations in the college of communication that can help students looking to gain experience within their major. The DePaulia, Good Day DePaul, Society of Professional Journalists, Radio DePaul and the DePaul Ad Club, are groups Preston wishes te discussed in entry-level communication classes so that students are aware of the opportunities.
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Planetarium lights up after dark falls By NATHANIEL ANDREW Contributing Writer
For the Adler Planetarium, the sky is not the limit. And there’s no better way to understand this than spending some time at the museum at night. Thursday, Sept. 15, was the planetarium’s second anniversary of the after-hours event “Adler After Dark.” Held every third Thursday of the month yearround, the planetarium provides live music, food and drinks. Right now the theme is “Harvest Moon.” On the anniversary date, Die Musikmeisters played in the café and Half Acre Beer Co. held beer tastings. Experts from Northwestern University and Brew Camp walked attendees through the science of brewing beer. Michael Smutko, an astronomer and director of the observatory, says that although it was an easy decision to make beer part of the theme, the story behind the harvest moon is quite interesting. “The harvest moon, as the legend goes, was named the harvest moon because it’s the full moon closest to the fall equinox,” Smutko said. “It rises just as the sun is setting, so that extra moonlight gives farmers more time to harvest their crops.” Whether the beer or the harvest moon draw people in, there’s no doubt that “Adler After
Dark” is a relatively popular fall activity among Chicagoans. Almost 20,000 people have attended the event since it first started two years ago. The Adler Planetarium had an earlier program entitled “Far Out Fridays,” which started about six years prior to “Adler After Dark.” Because it was not as successful as they hoped, the new program was created and a 21-and-over policy was instated. Their goal is to capture the in-between generation, the one that has forgotten about the planetarium and now has children who could possibly come back for the daytime programs. The Adler has recently been exploring other options to spread the word about events like this. Their Interactive Media Team, consisting of Angelique Rickhoff, Christina Yang and Gina Avalos, created a TweetUp VIP area for a select few of their Twitter fans. These VIPs were also given gift bags and complimentary food and beverages as incentive to keep tweeting about the planetarium. “We update all the social media,” Yang said. “We’re constantly using Facebook, Twitter and even updating the website from time to time.” With growing awareness of “Adler After Dark,” Smutko said that they had to limit the amount of guests visiting the Doane Observatory. “The Doane Observatory turns out to be so popular that we have to ration tickets for it,” Smutko said. “Tickets for the
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This portrait of Stephan's Quintet, also known as Hickson Compact Group 92, was taken by the new Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) aboard NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. Doane are of no extra charge, but you just have to reserve your ticket before they run out.” Lauren Coffaro, the manager of Public Relations and Promotions at the planetarium, said that next month on Oct. 20, the Adler Planetarium will be hosting “‘Spooky Space’ Adler
After Dark,” in which attendees will be able to dress in Halloween costumes as well as view the one-night-only “Space Mysteries” show. “Adler After Dark” allows patrons to “enjoy all access to the museum, music and a cash bar against the spectacular view
of the Chicago skyline,” Coffaro said. A great opportunity to spend some time in the fantastic museum in an entirely different setting than the usual daytime observation, “Adler After Dark” is definitely an event to check out.
Affordable sushi joint serves Wrigleyville crowd By MICHAEL COLLINS Contributing Writer
Do you remember what Little Red Riding Hood’s mother said about not wandering off the well-trodden path? Well, sometimes that sage advice about sticking to what you know can serve you very well when it comes to dining out. OH Fusion, located at 3911 N. Sheridan in Wrigleyville (a mere block from the Sheridan Red Line stop), offers a nice mix of Chinese, Thai and Japanese cuisine. If you stick to the old tried-and-true, you’ll have an enjoyable and fairly economic experience. If you wander off and go looking for something new and unusual, know now that you can get bitten. Our tale begins with some simple appetizers: edamame, crab rangoon and Maguro Negihamachi Nose. The first two are pretty standard fare, and the Crab Rangoon is delicious, as most things that
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have cream cheese in them tend to be. The Maguro was an impulse buy, and I found it
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disappointing due to the unfortunate fishy smell and surprisingly bland taste. Entrees included a fantastic shrimp tempura roll with a spicy mayo topping, a sadly dry basil chicken and one of the best Panang curries I’ve ever tasted. The curry had just the perfect amount of heat and paired nicely with the Tsingtao beer I was having. This brings me to one of the best aspects of OH Fusion: it is a BYOB establishment with no corkage fees. There’s a beer and wine store just off the El that has an eclectic collection of microbrews and really nice red wines. By the way, if someone says you shouldn’t have red wine with sushi, tell them our long national nightmare is over and that Pinot Noir pairs just fine. Their standard sushi rolls and pieces are very fresh and won’t fail to deliver. Be wary of the spicy tuna roll unless you really love sweating while you eat. The décor is somewhat lacking. A drop ceiling and poor lighting cannot mask
the drab carpeting and the uninspired wooden booth seating. It might not look like Grandmother’s house but the smells coming from the back kitchen could lead to a game of “Guess that Wafting Spice!” When it comes to service, you’ll be surprised at how quick and efficient the wait staff is. Just know that you’re not being rushed. They merely want you to have what you want as quickly as possible, and the second you’re done with a dish it is gone. Chicago is blessed with an abundance of Asian restaurants that offer a sleek and modern setting, and they charge accordingly. If you’re looking for an affordable place that offers a taste of the Far East, OH Fusion is what you’re looking for. It’s also open until 3:30 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Just don’t stray from the path on your way home at that hour—there are wolves out there.
Vinyl is experiencing an indie resurrection in a world where inhabitants are constantly inundated by blaring digital white-noise, funneled from iPod ear buds. Music has essentially become a product of consumer laziness, and lost in that ‘one-two click convenience’ is potential high sound quality -- an idea which true audiophiles mourn. Many are quick to label the resurgence of vinyl as part of the ‘hipster’ social movement, but it is much more than just a fleeting trend. It is a rebellion against the convenience and sub-par quality that is coupled with the MP3 files that have become commonplace today. Many are dissuaded from buying vinyl because it demands more attention than that of several thousand songs compiled within an iTunes library. Listening to vinyl is a process–carefully sliding the bulky disc from its paper cloak, suspending your breath as you lovingly place the shining disk on the turntable and witnessing your fingers shaking in trepidation as the needle latches onto the first groove of the opening riff. One gains an overwhelming rush of energy when putting a record on, one that simply can’t be achieved by double clicking a song title. But enough about the emotional aspects nudging music fans toward vinyl, we also have undisputable numbers which support the assertion that vinyl is gaining momentum toward a full-fledged comeback. According to Rolling Stone Magazine, despite overall album sales dropping 13 percent in 2010, vinyl sales increased 14 percent, beating
the record set in 1991 during the CD boom. Classic rock and “indie” bands are the top beneficiaries of this increase; acts including Radiohead, Arcade Fire, The National, Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan were top sellers last year. N i e l s e n Wire also recently reported that vinyl sales have continued in an upward trend, as sales increased by 37 percent in early 2011. The fourth annual ‘Record Store Day’ in 2011 resulted in a
39 percent increase in vinyl sales during the week of the event, compared to the previous week. According to Dave Bakula of the Nielsen Company, “Strong releases and aggressive promotions by the labels and retailers are among the many contributing factors to the strength we’re seeing in the music industry.” Additionally, many chain stores such as Urban Outfitters and Best Buy have added vinyl records and turntables to their inventory, making the vinyl revolution easily accessible to almost everyone. While many mass-market stores have dipped their feet in the vinyl trend, Chicago is brimming with a wealth of independent record stores scattered throughout the city. From Dusty Groove America to Laurie’s
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Planet of Sound, there are endless opportunities in the city to begin or expand your record collection. With three Chicago record stores making the cut in Rolling Stone’s “Top 25 Record Stores in the U.S.,” there are no excuses preventing music lovers from setting foot in these shops. If vinyl isn’t for you, many record stores (Reckless Records in particular) offer an incredible selection of CD’s and DVD’s to satisfy any entertainment junkie, in addition to their seemingly limitless vinyl stacks, of course. The majority of vinyl’s appeal stems from the amount of artistic freedom that the listener is
allowed through the ability to experiment with the record’s sound. By adjusting the tones along with the treble and bass levels, one can completely personalize a song, almost as if the artist were tailoring the performance for an intimate audience of one, you, the dedicated listener. Because of the sheer size of album covers, vinyl also offers a more covetable medium for artwork than that of the CD or MP3. Some albums are even famous just for their covers. Bands like Radiohead, The Beatles and Pink Floyd perhaps would never have garnered so much attention and praise without their vinyl
expressions. Records allow the artist maximum artistic freedom all the way from the sound to the appearance of the finished product. Even with the most seemingly flawless products, there are always downsides, and vinyl is certainly no exception. First, you have the superficial negatives, including the inconvenience of vinyl in comparison to toting around an iPod in your back pocket. The fact that vinyl is not nearly as portable as a laptop or a bundle of CDs is the chief reason that so many listeners have discounted them as a music medium. Vinyl also demands a larger investment than other methods of music listening. A decent turntable runs around $200300, and most current records are a couple dollars more than a complete album on iTunes (Although, many LPs are now bundled with a digital copy of the album as well). Vinyl also must be properly cleaned and maintained every once in a while, making it less appealing to listeners who don’t want to participate in the upkeep. But these cons do not nearly outweigh the advantages of owning vinyl; superficialities never trump quality and consumer control, especially in the case of vinyl. Vinyl represents much more than the old becoming new yet again. It is a statement made by music consumers, demanding control and superior sound quality when compared to more convenient mediums. In the end, it’s all about the music. Whether you’re zoning out with your iPod on the El, or lounging in your dorm room next to your turntable, as long as the song you’re listening to puts a smile on your face and betters your world for a split second... that’s all that matters.
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CREEPY CHICAGO City screams
Halloween is right around the corner, prepare yourself for the scare!
Haunted housing, not just for kids By TRICIA CATHCART Arts & Life Editor
“Secret passageways, torture chambers, and vats of deadly acid...” all present and accounted for at Chicago’s newest and most terrifying haunted house, Screams in the Park at Rosemont. The DePaulia had the chance to preview the haunt before it opened to the public on Oct. 1, and needless to say, we were given quite the fright. Located between Bryn Mawr and Balmoral Ave. next to Muvico, Screams in the Park effectively tested my capacity for fear with their involved storyline and flashy special effects, providing an ultimate terror experience as I nervously crept through the maze of horror. The website provides a background story for the haunted attraction’s theme, that of the legendary “Devil In the White City,” H.H. Holmes, America’s first serial killer. “In 1895, Chicago Police unearthed horrific evidence of torture and multiple murders at the sprawling castle of H.H. Holmes. Masquerading under the guise of caring doctor and loving husband, Dr. Holmes designed his home solely for the torture and disposal of human bodies.” “Have you ever imagined yourself dismembered?” asks Screams in the Park, “Maybe it’s time we find out!” Traveling from one darkened
room to another, navigating my way through cobwebs and elaborately crafted horror props, I was pleasantly terrified throughout the entire trip. The actors in the house certainly know what works, and they are not afraid to use it! Flashing strobe lights and fog machines added to the eerie ambiance of the haunted house, supplemented by the blood-curdling screams emitting from the depths of the “mansion.” Not your average haunted house, Screams in the Park certainly proves itself as a contender for one of the best in the Chicagoland area. They have all of the elements that you’d expect at any Halloween season haunt, plus a number of unexpected twists. Try pushing your way through a tightly inflated hallway of black rubber for a few minutes and you’ll understand what I mean. Complete with pitch-black rooms where you need to feel along the walls to get through, a fullyfunctional elevator equipped with machines to simulate a crashing fall, a larger-than-life motorized skeleton, among the many other notable aspects, Screams in the Park’s innovative and sophisticated setup reminds us that haunted housing is an ageless pastime, and this one is sure to scare the pants off of even the toughest critic. One of the first haunted houses I’ve seen operating in
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a giant tent, the layout proved entirely successful, allowing the visitors to truly feel like we were lost in the maze of H.H. Holmes’ deadly mansion. From the “Exorcist” themed room to the entire chapel setup, I was pleasantly surprised and fantastically scared as I passed through each doorway into a new
room, full of terrifying characters and realistic horror props. My voice is still worn out from all the shrieking. Screams in the Park is open for the month of October, Tuesday-Saturday from 7-11 p.m. and Sundays from 6-10 p.m. General admission is $20 and visitors are encouraged to
buy their tickets online at www. screamsinthepark.com to avoid waiting in line. “Just remember--victims can run and victims can hide, but what if there is...nowhere else to go?”
The eeriest spots in the city to explore during this Halloween season RESURRECTION CEMETERY Allegedly the home of Chicago’s most famous ghost, Resurrection Mary, who is said to haunt the surrounding highway, the cemetery, and the nearby Willowbrook Ballroom. Sightings of the ghostly Resurrection Mary dancing at the foot of the aptly named Resurrection of Christ monument have been described on more than one occasion. According to ghostresearch.org, she had gone to a dance at the O'Henry Ballroom, now called the Willowbrook Ballroom at 8900 S. Archer Ave. in Willow Springs, Illinois. She apparently got into an argument with her boyfriend and decided to hitchhike home. Somewhere between the ballroom and the main gates of
Resurrection Cemetery, nearly two miles away, she was struck and killed by a hitand-run motorist and left to die on the side of the road. Within a few years, people began to see a girl in a long white dress and blonde hair thumbing for rides along Archer Avenue.
BACHELOR'S GROVE CEMETERY Arguably one of the most haunted cemeteries in the area, Bachelor’s Grove is famous for it’s paranormal connections. In the mid 1960’s evidence of cult activity were found in the cemetery, including animal remains and sightings of supposed satanic cults, complete with long, black robes. Witnesses have also reported seeing
a white farm-style house appearing and disappearing on the grounds. However, there is no house, nor has there ever been one. There have been reports of disappearing cars and blinking orbs of blue light within the cemetery's hallowed walls.
JANE ADAMS HULL HOUSE According to the website, “starting in the summer of 1913, Jane Addams and the residents of the Hull-House settlement grappled with an onslaught of visitors who came seeking the ‘Devil Baby’-- an infant who was rumored to have been born out of a fatherly curse in the neighborhood and hidden away at Hull-House.”
Mrs. Bowen, a lifelong friend of Jane Adams, stated that on at least three separate occasions she put out fires that started in an upstairs room from no apparent origin. The fires would not scorch or singe anything nearby and sometimes go out by themselves almost as though a pyrokinetic poltergeist was at work. In that same room on the southeast corner of the building the curtains never want to stay closed and reports of shadowy monk-like figures have periodically been observed peering out from deep inside the room. The building is completely locked up at night with only campus security on patrol around the outside. These monks are completely without any natural explanation.
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Haunting histories run rampant in the windy city By JACKIE TORTORELLO Contributing Writer
Their corpses may be rotting six feet below the sidewalk, but their souls still roam the streets. Chicago is well known for its abundance of paranormal activity. DePaul even offers a Discover Chicago course focused on the legends of the windy city’s ghosts. Each of them once lived a relatively normal life, but when death knocked on their door, they decided not to answer. Stuck inside limbo, these esoteric apparitions decided to float through the city providing us with a fitting dose of scare tactics as the Halloween month kicks off. One of the most infamous ghosts that allegedly roams these streets goes by the name of John Dillinger. It is said that he chooses to remain trapped near the back alley of the Biograph Theater. In the 1930’s, Dillinger’s name dominated national, as well as local, headlines. Many knew him as a violent criminal and notorious thief unwilling to compromise with the limitations of law. Citizens revered his identity, but to the authorities, FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION |MCT Campus the man was a criminal. On the night of July 22, 1934, The ghost of Chicago criminal John Dillinger, pictured above, Dillinger and two of his lady is said to haunt The Biograph Theater, which is located minutes friends had just finished watching from DePaul's campus. a Clark Gable film. According to prairieghosts.com, he was dressed there have been two renovations enjoyed themselves while alive sharply in a pinstriped suit and resulting in significant change. often become a favorite afterlife straw hat. Before reaching the The renovation that took place hangout.” curb, an FBI agent ordered a during the 1970’s could have Although the human form dapper Dillinger to hand himself provoked some paranormal of Dillinger may have been over to the long arm of the law. activity. During that time, somewhat threatening, the ghost Naturally, the criminal refused witnesses allegedly saw a blue seems rather benevolent. The male form run down the back only contact with the ghost has and shots erupted. According to witnesses, his alley, slip, fall and seemingly been cold spots and a sense of body lay on the ground with a shift into nothingness. However, uneasiness felt by those more in gunshot wound to the left eye. there has not been much activity touch with their paranormal side. This incident ended the physical since. The Biograph Theater is “We never experienced certainly not the only place where life of John Herbert Dillinger, but it was also the catalyst to his anything, but we’ve tried,” said, a paranormal presence lingers, employee Joanne Bess, who the Red Lion Pub is another. paranormal life. The Biograph Theater was works at the theater. Home to a variety of characters, Hauntedhouses.com said, this tavern is located at 2446 N. designed in 1914 and is located at 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. Since then, “Places where people have
Lincoln Ave. Since this pub is located right across the street from where Dillinger was gunned down, it’s not hard to guess how or why paranormal activity has been cited. According to occultview.com, “The stories of manifestations include sightings of vanishing people, objects moved in closed rooms, voices heard when no one is present, cold spots, invisible touches, the scent of powerful perfume and ladies getting locked in the women’s restroom.” Much of the haunting is said to occur on the second level. This place has the reputation of being inhabited by multiple ghosts. Just like the living, it seems
victim of vertigo. Although the pub is now closed, a paranormal presence still lingers. Hauntings even occur at DePaul’s campus nearby. The Corcoran dorm is allegedly one of those places. “It used to be a mental institution,” said sophomore Jordan Rome. “The guy who designed it used to design jails. If someone looks up, they can still see the part where the rooms were separated. I’m not sure why they took the bars off the windows.” There can be no solid proof that the dorm actually is haunted but many students who have lived there have had strange experiences.
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they gather here to celebrate or commiserate over ghostly parts of life, or rather death. “Who could blame them?” said Trent Jacks, a junior at DePaul. “It’s probably a great bar.” A significant spirit that is said to reside there could possibly be the ghost of the owner, John Cordwell. His father was buried in England with no headstone. Perhaps this is the reasons he still roams the earth. During a renovation of the pub, Cordwell added a stained glass window as well as a plaque. Cordwell believes that both of these actions truly pleased his father, which is why he has decided to return. Cordwell has experienced a slight and friendly tap and even felt a strong presence of his father while no one was around. Additionally, patrons of the pub have succumbed to sudden dizzy spells right as they pass the stained glass window. Ironically, Cordwell’s father was a frequent
“My door would sometimes shake when there was no reason for it to shake,” said Arielle Jeter, a junior. “I would hear chairs moving around upstairs, but when I went up there, there was no one there. Late at night you would hear stuff.” Sometimes the ghosts gallivanting through Chicago’s city streets may seem less harmless than the living. However, with Halloween approaching quickly, DePaul students are gearing up for the eeriest holiday of the year and preparing themselves for a good scare. For more information on Chicago’s ghostly past and present, you can take one of the many city ghost tours from enthusiastic providers weirdchicago.com, chicagohauntings.com and ghostsofchicago.com. Or, hit up the John T. Richardson library, where the shelves are loaded with haunting histories.
‘Wavves’ brings summer to Chicago By ALEC MORAN Contributing Writer For those mourning the annual slow, cold death of yet another Chicago summer, the Logan Square Auditorium offered a welcome respite on the night of the 29th. Indeed, as what started a particularly rainy day evolved into one with wind and sharp rain whipping the building, those inside the auditorium swore they felt the sun as San Diego-based surf rockers Wavves took the stage. Wedged between hardcore punk bands Culo and F*cked Up, Wavves’s bandrunner Nathan “I’m too sick to give an interview” Williams and company overcame illness to deliver the sunny, surfy and loud tunes that Wavves has
made a name from. The band played a set of established songs, such as “King of the Beach,” “Green Eyes” and “Beach Demon,” but also included a few songs off of their new "Life Sux" EP–namely “I Wanna Meet Dave Grohl.” Wavves’s set ended with the band inviting some 40-plus members of the crowd onstage to sing the final song, until each band member was engulfed, their instruments unplugged, forcing security to clear the stage. And then F*cked Up took the stage, and everything changed. But for that mere hour, it was summer again in Chicago. Wavves is in the middle of a certainly meteoric rise—it was less than three years ago that Williams released his self-titled debut. And now, two albums later, the band finds itself on the
cusp of yet another album—due out by Christmas—and, more importantly, mainstream success. The band has evolved from a noisy, sometimes hypnotic garage sonance into a more polished guitar-and-drums sound. That sound is evident on the recently released "Life Sux" , an album which features artists Best Coast and the aforementioned F*cked Up. Williams recently began working with MTV, providing two songs for the network’s critically well-received show "Awkward." That collaboration continues, as Williams is penning the entire score for the network’s upcoming, hipster-oriented show "I Just Want My Pants Back." In the vein of collaborations, this summer saw the bizarre team of Wavves and former Wu-Tang Clan member GZA put out the
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Lingerie and love at Reskin Theatre’s ‘Intimate Apparel’ By EDUARDO SAYAGO Staff Writer
A tired-looking black woman in what appears to be her best Sunday dress sits at the foot of her bed. She looks out at the audience. A large sign is lowered from the ceiling that reads “Unidentified Negro Seamstress, circa 1905.” Her photograph is taken. And the lights fade away. Future viewers of this picture can only imagine who this woman is. Lynn Nottage’s “Intimate Apparel”, directed by Phyllis E. Griffin, premiered on September 28 at the Reskin Theatre, marking it the first play of the 20112012 Season. The woman in the photograph is Esther Mills (Krenee Alisha), a seamstress in 1905 Manhattan. She has spent half her life here, sewing and creating lingerie for women, having traveled from North Carolina in search of a life to call her own. Her clientele is diverse. Two customers are featured prominently throughout the play: Mrs. Van Buren (Annie Prichard), an unhappy and lonely Fifth Ave socialite, and Mayme (Kelly Erin Sloan), a prostitute who is also one of the few friends Esther has. Her landlord, Mrs. Dickson (Celeste M. Cooper), is worried that Esther will forever be a spinster. Her days as a spinster are numbered when she receives a letter from George Armstrong (Dan Cobbler), a Caribbean laborer working in the ditches that will become the Panama Canal. George wishes to write to Esther, seeking something— anything—to keep him going. Esther hesitates to respond,
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A live performance of "Intimate Apparel" at the Merle Reskin Theatre, featuring Krenee Alisha and Kelly Erin Sloan. believing she has nothing to say about her craft. She does mention going to church on Sundays to hear the singing and visiting Mr. Marks (Alexander Koch, who is sporting a very cool beard) weekly to purchase exotic and alluring fabrics. He is smitten with Esther (the feeling is mutual) but he has a fiancé back in Romania and according to his faith (Orthodox Judaism) he cannot touch a woman who is not his wife or relative. Despite this, he enjoys her company. His eyes bright up when she enters
song “Liquid Swords.” We are in line for another long, relentless, and dastardly Chicago winter. Yet instead of
counting down the calendar for summer, play some Wavves and be the king of your own beach.
Van Buren writes the letters, since Esther is illiterate. Over the course of several months, George and Esther have fallen in love with the people who write these letters. George proposes marriage after experience a traumatic experience while on the job. Esther says yes and they attempt a go at married life in New York. I enjoyed the actors and how absorbed they were in there roles, from the mannerisms, such as Sloan’s Mayme playing the piano and trying a new gin left by a customer, to the accents, such as
Koch’s well-crafted RomanianNew Yorker accent and Cooper’s stern yet motherly tone. The costumes were pretty impressive and detailed especially the flashy corsets and dresses worn by the actresses. I cannot imagine how these women could endure the corset. One of them mentioned that men didn’t put as much effort as looking good as women did. “Intimate Apparel” runs at the Reskin Theatre through October 9th. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the box office or call 312-922-1999.
Laura Marling, crowd charmer By JACOB SABOLO Contributing Writer
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his shop, feels the Japanese silk he acquired, and attempts to resist purchasing anything that is not plain or cheap. She smiles and livens up even as she thinks about him. I was rooting for these two people to get together the moment they first set eyes on each other. They are made for one another. But two people from two vastly different backgrounds and faiths have no chance of being intimate lovers in 1905. So Esther decides to write to George. Well, technically Mrs.
There seems to be a number of DePaul students who are not familiar with Laura Marling, and that truly is a shame. The English singer and songwriter released her third studio album, “A Creature I Don’t Know,” this month; the album is receiving high praise amongst critics and fans alike. Marling may better be known as being an early member of Noah and the Whale; her voice can be heard on the band’s first album, “Peaceful, the World Lays Me Down.” Some of you may know her better as Marcus Mumford’s, of Mumford and Sons, ex-girlfriend. Performing at Lincoln Hall on Thursday with opening act Alessi’s Ark, Marling proved that her name is certainly one worth noting. The opening band, with their mellow and folk-driven sound, excelled at setting the tone of the evening. By the volume of applause from the audience, it appeared that most approved of the band’s set and the lead singer’s nervous humor. Lincoln Hall is known for their incredibly clear sound, which attracts
many acoustic-based artists and bands. Sound is a very important factor to live shows, because most audiences anticipate the music—especially the lead singer’s voice—to sound almost identical to what they hear on albums. Rarely does this happen. Marling, however, sounded better than she does on her albums. The singer, with her slender figure and angelic hair, took the stage with her three band members. She opened with “Rambling Man,” proclaiming, “Let it always be known that I was who I am.” She kept up the tempo from her first song with numbers such as “Alas I Cannot Swim” and “Ghosts.” Marling, flashing her striking smile, appeared extremely delighted as the audience sang along to “Ghosts.” She made it clear at the beginning of the show that, although she loves to talk, she does not carry conversation well while performing. Instead, she likes stating facts. For instance, she opened up “I Was Just a Card” by telling the audience that she filmed the music video for the song in Chicago that afternoon. The dancers in the video were in the audience and shouted with enthusiasm. Later in the show she told the audience that while in Chicago she
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Laura Marling smiles onstage at Lincoln Hall last during last week's show. discovered that Intelligentsia is the best coffee she has had in the States. Highlights from the show included “The Muse,” a folk-dance song that appears on her latest album. “Hope in the Air” echoed beautifully across the audience. “Night After Night,” a melancholic breakup song, brought the venue to sheer silence, and a cover of
Neil Diamond’s “Captain Sunshine,” had Marling declaring half-way through, “This is a disaster.” She concluded the evening with “I Speak Because I Can” and “All My Rage,” the latter as her encore. For those of you who haven’t heard her sound, Marling’s newest album, as well as her previous works, is available on iTunes and Spotify.
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‘Office’ boss Ed Helms talks business By ERIN YARNALL Contributing Writer
After the departure of Steve Carell from NBC’s hit comedy, “The Office,” producers left fans guessing who was going to replace the kooky but loveable manager, Michael Scott. The answer was revealed in the premiere of the eighth season, as former salesman Andy Bernard (Ed Helms) sits behind Scott’s former desk. Ed Helms and Executive Producer Paul Lieberstein took time to speak with The DePaulia about the upcoming eighth season, and what is in store for the future of “The Office.” The DePaulia: Lots of times you play regular guys who eventually triumph, and that’s exactly what Andy has done now. He struggled so much and all of a sudden he’s finally become the manager there. Do you see yourself as that sometimes? Ed Helms: I think in some respect, yeah. I think I’m a pretty normal guy, but I do work very hard, and I’ve been focused on a lot of goals over time. I think that the characters that I play are just sort of a heightened version of myself. But I relate to Andy. Andy Bernard is, in a lot of ways, an opportunity for me to exercise some of my own demons of insecurity and social awkwardness. So he is a heightened version of those aspects that I think I have and that most of us have to some extent. DP: Were you considering other scenarios for the new manager or did you know right away you wanted to promote from within? Paul Lieberstein: The answer was only clear when we said our
cast is amazing. And, you know, we don’t need anybody else. People want to watch our cast. We still want to write for our cast. We were never really considering changing the focus on the show to anyone else but our people. DP: What was it about Andy Bernard’s character that made you think ‘this is the guy that should have Steve Carell’s mantle?’ PL: Well, there are a lot of aspects to the Andy Bernard character that make him extremely suited to be manager. One, I think it’s that he cares about people more than he does about the product, and of course he wants the place to run successfully. But he can take the role of father and family partly through insecurity, partly through genuine affection and being kind of an adorable human being, you know, talking about Andy, he’s one who is really caring and interested and empathetic. And any little problem that anybody’s having, he would feel very deeply, which makes him very suited to be a comic lead in the show. DP: Is there anything in the future for the Andy and Erin storyline? EH: Well, they’re a pretty odd pair because they have very strong emotions and very poor communication skills, and so there’s always been something kind of charming about watching them trying to connect and communicate. Of course, now with Andy’s new boss position, there’s a power dynamic that comes into play which just makes all of that tension and awkwardness that much more difficult. And things do get tricky, especially around Halloween. DP: Ed, you and Steve have had very similar career paths from “The Daily Show” through the bridge and then to film careers. Have you had any thoughts on
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Ed Helms attends the premiere of Warner Bros' "Due Date" at the Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. that? EH: Steve and I certainly have a few sort of signposts along our careers that match up, and I really credit Steve, certainly going back to the Daily Show. When Steve did 40-Year-Old Virgin, that really broke the mold for all of the correspondents on “The Daily Show” in a really wonderful way. It allowed the general public as well as the entertainment industry to suddenly see “The Daily Show” correspondents as
something more than just these sort of snarky news reporters, and that’s just something I’ll always sort of be grateful that Steve did. I’ve known Steve for a long, long time, and I’ve always really admired Steve both creatively and personally, and he’s one of a number of actors that I’ve looked up to and sort of taken cues from as I’ve made choices in my career, and I’m really grateful for the example he’s set. He has always just been really supportive and
even going into this new season remains so. I even got a really lovely note from Ricky Gervais the day after the premiere, so that means an awful lot. DP: Will Andy and Toby get along and actually have a relationship, unlike Michael and Toby? EH: I was wondering the same thing. I feel like in some respects Gabe is Andy’s Toby but I don’t know. We saw a little hint of that on “The List” episode, but Gabe certainly has been Andy’s nemesis when it comes to Erin, but I don’t know that Andy has any specific beef with Toby. PL: Yeah, I’m not sure he does. It’s very hard to say, you know, why Michael hated him, but I think it’s a lot to do with the way Michael saw the world; completely emotional, not rational. So we have to find something new for Toby. DP: What will be the purpose of Toby’s character now that Michael is gone? PL: I’m not really sure what it is. I’m really focused on kind of making the whole show work, but as I start to do scenes with different characters, I think, you know, different aspects of conflicts in character arise that are kind of interesting. DP: Now that Steve is gone, do you feel that there is a pressure to live up to from when he was with the show? PL: Well, I always have felt a pressure to make the show as best I could, and for every tableread I get nervous, and that is with Steve or without Steve. I don’t know if the pressure I feel is bigger. Certainly there are a lot of eyes on the show right now, but I think that’s it. Yes, but I put pressure on everything, so of course I feel it. I’m moving this weekend and I feel pressure to move really well.
Myth busting, the truth about so-called ‘cheap prices’ K-Cup carton and making coffee at home is cheaper. Each carton of Dunkin’ Donuts K-Cups claims to have 14 servings. Even though each K-Cup is for one use only, my roommate and I can usually squeeze out two cups of coffee per serving. For the price of $11.99, you get 28 cups of coffee. Now compare that to the small cup of coffee you buy straight from the store: Small Coffee: $1.55 x 28 = $43.40 K-Cup Coffee Carton: $11.99
By KIERSTEN SINKO Contributing Writer
After reading Mark Bittman’s editorial “Is Junk Food Cheaper” in the New York Times, I started to wonder if Bittman’s cause was actually true. Bittman points out that a meal at McDonald’s for a family of four can actually cost more than ingredients for cooking a meal at home. As a college student myself, I was curious to find out if the same data applied to students. It turns out that the three most popular items to spend money on are food, coffee and clothing. I decided to take a shopping day of my own to find “cheap prices” for these items and see if students are getting tricked into spending more money than they should be.
Dunkin’ Donuts vs. Dunkin’ Donuts: Small coffee: $1.55, K-Cup Coffee Carton: $11.99 At first glance the small coffee looks like the better choice, but shockingly enough, buying a
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American Apparel vs. Ragstock: Outfit picked out from both stores: sweater, sneakers, pair of pants and scarf. American Apparel: $232.00, Ragstock: $33.98 Do not be fooled by clearance racks because they can still take a good bite out of your wallet. I found the same outfit in both stores, and the difference in price was shocking. Why shop at expensive stores when thrift stores have clothes of the same style? For example, Ragstock (located on Belmont off of the
Red, Brown or Purple Lines) has great prices and still has that “hipster” feel. I can easily say it is now my favorite place to shop.
McDonald’s vs. Dominick’s McDonald’s:double cheeseburger + medium fries + medium soda = $3.89, Dominick’s: loaf of bread + Kraft Singles + bag of Ruffles Original Chips = $11.27 Think about it: a whole loaf of bread and 16 cheese singles. That gives you at least 10 sandwiches. That’s 10 lunches of easy-tomake grilled cheese and chips. Now compare that to 10 lunches at McDonald’s: McDonald’s: $3.89 x 10 = $38.90, Dominick’s: $11.27 College students are always worrying about saving money, but why worry when good deals are just around the corner? Do not be fooled by “cheap prices” because in the end what you’re buying is not actually that cheap! Budgeting may be hard, but it can also give you a few extra bucks, which is definitely something we can all benefit from.
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Jesus camp Take a trip to
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Though the original run of the play ended in July, Corn Productions has resurrected “Jesus Camp- The Musical” for the fall season, and I couldn’t be happier about it. When I first saw the 2006 Oscar-nominated documentary, “Jesus Camp,” I was frightened. I had always thought my experience of growing up in the Catholic Church was scarring— but it was nothing compared to this Christian summer camp just outside Devil’s Lake, N.D. Though it’s hard to be scared of anything that goes on in the Dakotas, by the end of the documentary I was “quaking in my boots.” Not for fear of “God’s army,” but instead because I couldn’t shake the way the beefy camp director used borderline brainwashing techniques to indoctrinate children at their most impressionable time. Though the film definitely made me lose sleep, a musical has the power to make everything
better—right? That is what playwright Robert Bouwman hoped anyway. I went to The Cornservatory in North Center with low expectations, hoping to get at least a chuckle from the new musical comedy by Bouwman and Julia Weiss. Instead, I found that I could barely contain myself throughout the play’s entirety, starting with the ridiculous Christian music being played in the theater beforehand. The incredibly charming musical, now with two new songs and a leaner script, mocks the documentary while bringing in pepped-up beat parodies of popular Christian rock and praise songs—such as “Whole Lotta Jesus Goin’ On” and “Our God is a Super Cool God.” The musical opens with the ensemble number, “Rise Up!” The catchy, up-beat song combines a toe-tapping beat with cheeky blows at Christians’ believed superiority. Right off the bat, I was impressed with the talent on stage. The characters, even the side ones, can seriously carry a tune. Next, the audience meets the
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perfectly acted Donna Christian, (Michelle McKenzie-Voigt) the camp’s manipulative and militant proprietor. The rest of the camp workers including Matthew-Mark-Luke Johnson (Robert Bouwman) and Lezzie Mufflickerson (Kallie Noelle
Rolinson), offer great comedic and sometimes heartfelt moments with the campers. As the campers are introduced, we meet Lee (Nick Stockwell), the popular preacherin-training and camp bully. His faithful sidekick, Tongues
(Jayson Acevedo) offers the best facial expressions throughout the show while muttering gibberish through a Doritos-filled mouth. They welcome Brian (Justin Lance), a small, sickly looking boy who questions his faith, but in the end turns out to be the second coming of J.C. himself. Lee also torments female outcast Rachel (Anne Marie Boyer), a peculiar Jewish girl who carries around a dead squirrel. He asks her to accomplish seemingly impossible tasks, including finding a stone in the shape of forgiveness. The real dilemma starts when the campers find out that the Presbyterian camp across the lake has been replaced by a camp for Muslims. This causes Donna Christian to pull out the big guns -- almost literally. For the remainder of the show she vows to turn “worship into warship.” The first act speeds by with hilarious choreography and light-hearted character building scenes, but is interrupted by intermission. Though the second act is definitely much slower than the first, I was overcome by a fit of laughter when side character Travis (Jamie Smith) pulled out a miniature piano with an even smaller bench for the saucy number “Kill For You, Jesus.” During the number, Donna Christian vows to kill those who stand in the way of her work with Jesus as little devils form a kick line in the background. In the end—the only thing missing was a life-size cardboard cutout of George W. Bush. Filled with racist and politically incorrect jokes, the musical definitely satisfied my crude sense of humor. Whether you are a believer or not, you’ll find “Jesus Camp-The Musical” to be witty, intelligent, and utterly delightful.
Showtime’s favorite serial killer ‘Dexter’ forces audiences to think twice about their moral stance By THANO PROKOS Contributing Writer
Tonight’s the night, and it’s going to happen again and again… Actually, Sunday, Oct. 2 was the night for the premiere of the sixth season of “Dexter” on Showtime. “Dexter” revolves around Dexter Morgan, a Miami blood spatter analyst by day, and serial killer by night. Despite Dexter’s code, which only allows him to hunt other killers, the show rightly generates plenty of controversy. Most notably, a critical review by the Parents Television Council stating, “The series compels viewers to empathize with a serial killer, to root for him to prevail, to hope he doesn’t get discovered.” Further critical reception expounds upon the idea of the show being openly dangerous to audiences. A Wall Street Journal review by Nancy DeWolf Smith
stated, “The grotesqueries of “Dexter” are not something that can easily be dismissed with the old ‘you don’t have to watch’ line. We don’t have to watch. We do have to live among the viewers who will be desensitized, or aroused, by this show.” Ms. Smith’s judgment of the show is not necessarily a common view. While people may get sinister ideas from “Dexter,” television shows, movies, and other forms of art can never be proven responsible for the actions of people. Perhaps Ms. Smith should criticize shows like “Superman” because children might jump off buildings believing they were the “man of steel.” Many lawsuits have debated the correlation between TV shows and crime, especially involving children. Critics should instead focus on the interesting philosophical questions posed by “Dexter,” most notably, the show’s portrayal of vigilante justice. Many fans of the show cheer Dexter on in his hunt for murderers. Even the show’s own Jennifer Carpenter who plays Dexter’s sister asks, “When was the last time you found
yourself rooting for a murderer?” What is society’s general view on justice anyway? Do we preach turning the other cheek to violence but actually believe in hitting back harder? Do we seek suffering for those who do wrong? Do we actually believe that vigilante justice is appropriate since the justice system can fail? All of these questions are important self-check points for all people, and are presented by “Dexter” through the point of view of someone who can’t resist a temptation to strike back and deliver justice beyond the law. However, there actually exists something more important in “Dexter” than philosophical questions. That something is, surprisingly, morality. “Dexter’s” audiences witness the life of a killer through the eyes of a protagonist, and therefore feel sympathetic to Dexter, whereas they show disdain to Dexter’s victims, despite being guilty of the same crime. What one person sees as a monster,
someone else can see as a decent human being. Why? Because no one is totally good, and no one is totally evil. All people are flawed, and all people have some redeemable characteristics. Does this excuse Dexter Morgan from his actions? Absolutely not. But it does demonstrate that Dexter, like all real life killers, needs to seek help. No one kills multiple people because they are born evil. No one is devoid of emotions because they are born a monster. Sociopaths have a disorder that requires treatment, and solely seeing a person as a monster helps no one. Because of “Dexter,” I sympathize with a serial killer. I feel sorry for anyone with murderous intent, because I don’t believe for a second that any killer would deny the opportunity to have a normal life. Ultimately, “Dexter” allows me to see that all people need help with their problems, and no one should be ostracized as a “monster.” Not to mention, this lesson is accompanied with highly entertaining drama. Win-win.
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Euphoric, high-energy rock
Japandroids and Bass Drum of Death prove noteworthy By J.V. SIEGEL Staff Writer
There was no theme-music when Japandroids took the stage Friday, September 23 at Schuba’s Tavern. In fact, the band (mainly guitarist Brian King) spent the first five minutes talking to the crowd, something completely unusual for any concert like this -- a garage punk-rock show at a bar. The determination of King, guitarist and vocalist, to convey his love of Chicago to the assembled crowd was only matched by the pure passion with which he led the band. Splitting vocals on songs between himself and the drummer, David Prowse, King espoused on the recording process, and repeated how sorry he was that the band played a few new songs at the opening of their set. In an age where bands seem to forget they are amongst other humans, the constant banter from the duo was refreshing, and earned them not only respect, but gratitude. The euphoria of the band was only matched by that of part of the crowd, who’s playful attempts at a mosh pit turned into just a bunch of kids jumping together in unison…for a cause more important to each individual than anyone could know. The breakneck pace set by opening band Bass Drum of Death was the antithesis of
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Japandroids is a Canadian rock duo from Vancouver, British Columbia. The group consists of Brian King (guitar, vocals) and David Prowse (drums, vocals). Formed in 2006, Japandroids rose to prominence in 2009 following the release of their debut album PostNothing. Japandroids. Between the stories and conversation, the band would turn what normally seemed like elaborate two-minute punk ballads into six-minute jam-fests that took nothing away from the original songs. It seemed at every moment
that Prowse would begin kicking over his drum-set, only to have it explode in a cacophony of Moon-esque rock goodness, while King seemed fully ready to light his guitar on fire and wander off-stage. While this is generally frowned upon in the
aftermath of The Station fire (where a concert featuring the band Great White turned into an inferno that claimed the lives of 100 and maimed a further 200), the energy was there, and it was palpable. Japandroids were completely
devoid of the pretentiousness that often mars what is left of rock n’ roll. The performance showed that Chicago concerts are the most energetic, boisterous events around.
Wilco brings new sound on ‘The Whole Love’ By EDUARDO SAYAGO Staff Writer
After months of anticipation, Wilco finally released their new album on Sept. 27. The Chicago alt-rockers album, “The Whole Love” is vastly different than any album they have recorded in their 17-year history. For one, this album can be characterized by what one reviewer described as "Wilcosounding." This is a strange term. The ideology is usually reserved for an artist who has a vast (and often overrated) influence on the field of art he is in. ("This is a Metallica-esque debut" or "The Warholian exhibit did not impress me.") It had me thinking, what does Wilco sound like, overall? No two Wilco albums sound alike. They experiment with so many styles over the course of 56 minutes (or 74 if you purchase the deluxe edition, which I
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highly recommend). Jeff Tweedy and company are playing with instruments and devices like the slide guitar, cello, synthesizers, Mellotron, dobro, ukulele and
glockenspiel. The first track, "Art of Almost," blends many genres and styles and uses about a dozen instruments. I had no idea that
a seven-minute song with all those instruments could sound so awesome. Can you imagine how incredible this track would be live in concert? It would blow people’s minds. The band’s country-lite rock roots can be heard in the tracks “Open Mind” and “Capitol City”. The first single, “I Might”, is their most conventionallysounding rock song in years. It’s light on its feet, and Tweedy sounds highly optimistic, which is interesting to hear from a man who penned the lyrics “I kill my memories/With a cheap disease” on the following song, “Sunloathe”. One feature of “The Whole Love” that can’t be missed is Tweedy’s poetic lyrics, especially on the last track, the 12-minute “One Sunday Morning”, which tells a tale of regret, forgiveness and death. In “I Love My Label”, Tweedy sings and writes about the often dismal relationship between the band and its former record labels (“They always ask for lots of songs but no more than
2:50 long”). This is my second favorite song (after the epic “Art of Almost”) simply due to its background story. One former label, Reprise Records, a division of the Warner Music Group, rejected their landmark album “Yankee Hotel Foxtrot” and dropped the band in the process. Ironically, the label that eventually released it, Nonesuch Records, was owned by Warner Bros. In other words, they were paid twice by the same company for one album. “The Whole Love” was released on their own label, dBpm Records. I am tempted to declare this their best work, but that might be a bit premature. Plus, "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot," one of the greatest albums of the 2000s, is still outstanding 10 years later. (Grab a copy on CD or vinyl or download it. It is amazing.) "The Whole Love" is a close second for the best Wilco album ever and definitely one of the best albums of 2011. Grade: A
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Golf takes fourth in Louisville, awaits home tournament Budd's hole-in-one a highlight of the trip By CHERYL WAITY Sports Editor A hole-in-one by Russell Budd may be what the golf team will remember most about the Louisville Tournament blah blah blah last weekend, but that wasn’t the only memorable thing about the tournament. The Blue Demons came in fourth in the tournament, tying with the host school Louisville. Louisville and DePaul placed the highest of all the Big East entrants out of 18 competitor schools. “The finish is the nice icing on the cake for what I saw them do,” said head coach Betty Kauffman, who was pleased with her team’s progress this past weekend. Arkansas-Little Rock won the team title with a total of 573 (-3), ahead of Northern Illinois at 581 (+5). Wisconsin finished third just a stroke ahead of fourthplace finishers DePaul and Louisville. Budd and Westley each recorded even-par rounds of 72 on Tuesday while Jan Juelicher shot a one-over 73. Budd finished fourth with a tournament total of 141 (-3) and Westley finished with rounds of 71 and 72 for a one-under total of 143. Juelicher posted a 73 on Tuesday to finish with a four-over score of 148. Moritz Ackerhans carded his second straight score of 76 to finish in a tie for 51st and John Pavelko finished in a group in 78th place. Ackerhans finished his tournament with a 152 (+8) and Pavelko’s tournament total was 158 (+14). “We’re a team still getting used to staying in contention,” said Kauffman. “We can’t be complacent; we have to keep working.” But that doesn’t mean a holein-one is to be ignored. “It’s my second, but my first in competition,” said Budd of his hole-in-one, on the second hole of the tournament. “I watched his shot, but then I was following some other guys and he came over to me and said ‘Coach, it went in the hole,’ and I said ‘that’s great, Russell!’” said Kauffman. Kauffman said some kids would have let that get to their heads, but Budd never gave up on the round or got shaken. “He controlled his emotions really well,” she said. Budd was more pleased with his rounds overall, though, and more than any hole-in-one happy that he was able to continue the
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Russell Budd scored a hole-in-one on his second hole of the day. progress he had been working on. Budd sees the high finish as a plus for their confidence going into their home meet. This upcoming weekend DePaul is hosting the John Dallio Memorial tournament, their home tournament. The tournament is named after a former DePaul golfer who died in 2003 at the age of 24 after a battle with glioblastoma, a form of brain tumor. Kauffman describes him as a courageous individual who fought his disease bravely after the diagnosis. Even after being diagnosed, Dallio chose to continue his education and
earn his degree. Because of his courage and attitude the athletic department decided to name their invitational after him. “He loved life and he continued that love of life even after he was diagnosed,” said Kauffman. The tournament is hosted at blah blah blha in Lemont, Ill, the same course that the Demons practice on, so Budd hopes that will work towards their advantage in the tournament. “You’re hoping it feels like you’re just going out playing with the guys,” he said. Budd does foresee some pretty good competition coming out for the Demons’ home invitational though, along with a
little bit of friendly competition for him as well, as he is expecting a lot of Canadian golfers there. “I will have a lot of friends from home there from Florida Coast University and Detroit University,” said Budd. “I think in the back of their minds they want to win,” said Kauffman. But really she hopes they keep working towards the small goals and getting better every day. When asked if Budd plans on a hole-in-one repeat he could only say, “Who knows… if it goes in great… if not—all well.”
continued from back page to work with the Ray to find a better solution somewhere between this new policy and the guest list we had before.” On one busy Thursday, there were easily 30 attendees. According to Lokay’s estimates, non-DePaul students made up almost 40 percent of the Swing Society’s visitors at their peak. Senior Nick Enquist has been coming to swing since May. “It’s the one dance I can do, and the goofier you look, the better you are at it,” he said. Enquist feels the Ray’s policy is fundamentally sound, but the pricing is prohibitively high. Nearly all of the Swing Society’s regular non-DePaul dancers agree—only three have returned since the new policy has been in effect. “We have a lot of new DePaul people interested, but they all seem to be leaving,” Enquist said, referring to students leaving after the lesson instead of staying for the more socially-focused free dance. “The best part of the outside people is they had a long way to go, so when they came they stayed the whole night.” Lokay also feels the loss of so many members has negatively influenced the club. “We have a lot of new dancers, and they bring a lot of energy,” Lokay said, “but since losing our more advanced members we’ve seen an overall decrease in the quality of dancing. Just by dancing with someone more advanced, there are many things you can learn from them.” Northeastern Illinois University student Maia Martine-Tetzloff visited the Swing Society several times while it was still free to non-DePaul students. While she enjoyed it, she is apprehensive about the new price. “I’m not really that passionate about learning how to swing,” Martine-Tetzloff said. “So I would maybe do it once in a while, but the price would definitely be a deterrent.” Even swing loyalists like DePaul senior Bob Juranek, who has come weekly since spring 2009, would be repelled by the price the Ray asks for. “I would not do it,” Juranek said. “Twelve dollars a week is way too much.” Despite all the troubles the new policy has caused for the Swing Society, Lokay remains hopeful. “Swing is fun,” Lokay said, “It’s very social, and a great way to get to know people, especially as a freshman. I’ve made some of my best friends through swing.” Hanson Lamey hopes the new policy doesn’t hamper the club. “This is not a punishment,” she said. “I’d love for anyone to come in free, but we have to serve students and faculty first. This is an opportunity for them to focus on the student population and off-campus events.”
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Women's soccer comes off rocky roadtrip
Blue Demons battled ranked Golden Eagles, OTs ands ome lightening
By KIERSTEN SINKO Contributing Writer Forty minutes into the game on September 25, the Blue Demons were down 2-0 against University of South Florida when the first lighting strike occurred at. After a long delay, the women’s soccer team was given a second shot at winning this Big East when it was rescheduled for September 26. After a tough battle, the Demons lost 1-0. “It was really nice that we got a second chance, we weren’t playing like ourselves. When we heard we got a whole other chance we got really excited, really pumped up. We got ready to play them again,” said senior Midfielder Michelle Scandora. “I thought our team came out a much better group the second time around,” said Coach Erin Chastain. South Florida was good and it’s tough to play in 96-degree heat, and it is a really big field compared to ours. We had some bright moments in the game, but in the end I
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think they were a little bit tougher than they were.” The game against USF concluded a rocky road trip away for the Blue Demons which started with a tie after a double overtime with Louisville on September 18. It was Michelle Scandora’s goal in the 80th minute of the game that gave the Blue Demons the tie and a second consecutive overtime match in 48 hours. Then women’s soccer headed to Milwaukee, where a ranked Marquette team beat DePaul 2-1 in overtime. The Demons had been down early in the first half, but A goal by Michelle Scandora on Friday snapped fought back to take it into time streak, when they beat Providence 1-0. overtime. It was Morgan Celaya's goal in the 71st a great second half and ing confident about the minute that gave her not Kelly and Morgan com- rest of the season. “I definitely think only her second goal of bined on a great goal.” The trip concluded with we have more work to the season, but her teamthe overtime loss to USF, do, all of our Big East mates a huge lift and a but, the Demons aren’t games have been overshot at overtime. letting these tough losses time. We’re excited about "I am proud of the effort we put forth to battle back and long games affect having the opportunity to from being down 1-0," their current mentality be home for a few more said DePaul Chastain in against USF affect their games. We hopefully will a statement. "We played playing. The team is feel- be building on our game
The DePaul volleyball team defeated Georgetown in five sets last Sunday for its first Big East conference win of the season. The win puts DePaul at a 1-1 Big East record, while Georgetown fell to 0-2. In a Friday night game DePaul was no match for the Louisville Cardinals, who beat the Demons in straight sets (25-15, 25-15, 26-24). Despite the Blue Demons resilience they couldn’t take down the Cardinals. In the first set the Demons stayed tight with the Cardinals until about the sixth point where the Cardinals started to pull away. DePaul’s back row played a nice set and there were some nice plays both at and away from after a serving streak by the Cardinal’s libero, Caitlin Welch, there was no recovering that set for the Blue Demons. The Cardinals took a dominating lead in the second set, ending their scoring run at 9-1. Louisville’s Lola Arslanbekova’s scorching serve kept the Blue Demons off balance as she rattled off five points. The net play was a little rougher with many key hits being denied by the Cardinal’s blockers. The third set, the Blue Demons came out a new team. Their efforts led them to an
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10/5: vs. Green Bay (Wish Field, 3 p.m.) 10/8: @ Villanova 10/12: @ USF 10/15: vs. Rutgers (Wish Field, 1 p.m.) 10/19: @ Cincinnati
Men’s tennis 10/1-9: ITA All-American (Tulsa, Okla.) 10/13-17: ITA Midwest Regional (Columbus, Ohio)
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the Blue Demons overas a group,” said Chastain. “We’ve had a pretty rough start, we’ve learned a lot of lessons, so I think now we just need to come together as a team. I’m just really excited, I think [this game] is putting us on the right track,” said Scandora.
Last Monday, freshman David Selvaggi was chosen for the Big East Conference Honor Roll after scoring two goals in a 4-2 loss at Drake and one goal in a 2-1 home victory over Seton Hall. His three total goals were the most of any player given a Big East award for the week’s performances. “David demonstrated that he was an outstanding forward before coming to DePaul, and we are pleased with such a successful transition to the college game,” said DePaul head coach Craig Blazer. “This is a welldeserved honor for him.”
In their fifth consecutive overtime match, the women’s soccer team came up just short of a victory against USF 1-0 last Monday. Their originally scheduled Big East matchup last Sunday was canceled after severe weather and Dennis Gerges | The DePaulia Gamsky sets Rizzo up for a kill at the net. Rizzo's presence lightning affected play, with USF in the third set against Louisville brought some life back in to ahead 2-0 in the 39th minute. The rescheduled game’s score was rethe Blue Demons. set to 0-0, which remained that early lead that they were able fought back. They still battled way until the 94th minute, when to maintain through much of Arslanbekova’s hits, but were Chelsea Klotz scored the golden the first half. Natalie Rizzo able to take her off the serve goal for USF. DePaul freshman may have been the spark as she quickly. The Demons fell in goalkeeper Megan Pyrz put forth came off the bench, with sev- that set 26-24. a stellar effort, making 13 saves eral blocks and hits that fell on in the midst of 25 total USF shots. the Cardinal’s side the Demons
10/8: John Dallio Memorial 10/9: John Dallio Memorial 10/17: Georgetown Intercollegiate 10/18: Georgetown Intercollegiate
10/16: PreNational Invitational (Terre Haute, Ind.)
Women's soccer 10/7: @ Rutgers 10/9: @ Seton Hall 10/14: vs. Villanova (Wish Field, 3 p.m.) 10/16: vs. Georgetown (Wish Field, 1 p.m.) 10/21: @ Notre Dame
Women's tennis 9/30-10/2: Wildcat Invitational (Winnetka, Ill.) 10/7-9: Rice Invitational (Houston, Texas) 10/20-24: ITA Midwest Regional (Columbus, Ohio)
Volleyball 10/7: @ West Virginia 10/9: @ Pittsburgh 10/14: vs. Notre Dame (McGrath-Phillips Arena, 7 p.m.) 10/18: @ Western Illinois 10/21: vs. USF (McGrathPhillips Arena, 7 p.m.)
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Lanski proves to be an important additon to the volleyball team By MORGAN REID Contributing Writer Freshman Amy Lanski is living out a dream as a Division-one (D1) athlete. Volleyball coach Nadia Edwards recruited the outside hitter all the way from Ventura, Calif., based not only on her impressive swing and amazing ability to score off the majority of her hits but also on her work ethic, personality and academics. Lanski played for the gold medal-winning Santa Barbara Volleyball Club, recording 319 kills, 236 digs and 41 service aces in her senior year of high school. A member of the AllCounty Team and selected to play in All-County All Star game in 2010, there is no denying that Lanski was bound to dominate at the college level. “I’m small for a hitter,” said Lanski, who stands at five feet 10 inches. “No one thought I
could be a D1 hitter.” But height did not stop the freshman from scoring 13 points and leading the team with an attack percentage of 63 in the first home game of the season against Montana State. Before committing to DePaul, Lanski was recruited by California schools including St. Johns and the University of San Francisco. Her decision to play for the Blue Demons was driven by her desire to play in the Big East Conference and to play under Coach Edwards. “She’s a little feisty,” said Coach Edwards. “We need that.” College sports are a huge commitment for students, but Lanski, who has played volleyball since sixth grade, said that it’s worth sacrificing other aspects of life to play at this level. Her love for the game is apparent even when getting ready for a match. “I’m usually too excited
to sleep,” said Lanski, who wakes up early, gets breakfast and blasts music with her roommate before heading to pre-game practice. Lanski is ambitious outside of volleyball, too. She is currently undecided regarding her major here at DePaul, but she plans on pursuing psychology and furthering her education with law school. She has great aspirations for life that may or may not include the next level of her sport, but for now she’s excited about watching the DePaul women’s volleyball program grow. The team is currently 1-1 in conference play this season and seems to have a good foundation to build on for the years to come. Transitioning from high school and club sports to college sports can be difficult for some athletes, but Lanski knows she’s in the right place in life. “I wouldn’t be where I am right now without volleyball,” she said. Photo courtesy of the DePaul Athletic Department
Amy Lanski is a freshman outside hitter from California.
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Thiago Ganacio battled hard against Northwestern Wednesday afternoon. The Wildcats were held goaless. put the ball into the middle of the net from 12 yards out. “David always comes in and scores for us,” Aguilar said. “Once we got a couple on the board, it was like, just keep them coming.” Statistically, Northwestern (3-4-2) created greater offensive pressure in the first, outshooting the Blue Demons 9-6 and forcing DePaul into conceding 9 corners. Goalkeeper Eric Sorby, collecting his third victory of the season, made 4 saves in the half as the Blue Demons successfully soaked up pressure from the Wildcats’ attack. “To not let them score was huge,” Blazer said. “We never allowed them to really get into the game.” The second half was more of the same.
Despite being outshot in the game 22-10, the Blue Demons created the better chances – and capitalized on them. Ganancio continued DePaul’s goal feast in the 60th minute, finding a deflected ball near the edge of the area and a one-onone with the keeper. As Miller came out, Ganancio put the ball into the side netting for his second goal of the season. The goal for Ganancio not only solidified the victory for the Blue Demons; it also gave him a chance at redemption. “I was happy to get the chance to redeem myself after the last game when it was just me and the goalie,” Ganancio said of his one-on-one opportunities that were saved in the 2-1 victory over Seton Hall. Leverentz rounded out the scoring in the
87th minute. Coming off a steal, Leverentz took a step and fired a low shot just outside the box and into the bottom corner past the diving Tommy Tombridge, who was subbed on for Miller. The win for the Blue Demons caps off an all-around good performance, including the team’s first clean sheet of the season. “We keep doing well the little things: heading, marking in the box, tackling,” Blazer said. “The guys understand that doing the little things right gives us confidence as the game goes along.” Next up for the men’s soccer team is a trip to the nation’s capital as they take on No. 17 Georgetown in a Big East matchup on Oct. 1 at noon.
and they did," women's soccer head Erin Chastain said. "Their best player [Laura Di Clemente] didn't get any looks on goal." Providence's Di Clemente has six goals this season. However, stingy defense from the Blue Demons ensured the senior went the full 90 minutes without even getting a shot off. For the Blue Demons, their first Big East victory comes after four tough conference matchups in which they went 0-3-1 against Cincinnati at Wish Field, at Louisville, at No. 10 Marquette and at USF. All of these matches went to overtime. "I thought it was a step in the right direction," Chastain said of the team's first Big East victory. "Hopefully we'll build on this going forward. "All of our Big East games have gone into overtime," she continued. "We've kept the games tight, and going forward the win will be big for the UConn game." DePaul faces off in another Big East matchup on Sunday with the Huskies, having only a day's rest in between. Luckily for the Blue Demons, however, players like Ashleigh Goddard are getting over injuries. "We've had a couple players back from injury, so we've been able to get a few of them some rest," Chastain said. "The good thing is that we're playing at home. Traveling can add to your fatigue."
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Demons declaw Wildcats, 4-0
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The DePaul men’s soccer team went goal crazy Wednesday afternoon at Wish Field, defeating local rivals Northwestern 4-0 thanks to goals from Antonio Aguilar, David Selvaggi, Thiagao Ganancio and David Leverentz. “Scoring goals is contagious,” men’s soccer head coach Craig Blazer said. “We have enough players that if given an open look will find a way to finish, and we’ve been doing that the last few games.” DePaul (3-5-1) got the scoring off in the 20th minute. Senior Matt Leinauer took possession of the ball just outside the area along the touchline, crossing the ball into the box. The senior’s low, driven cross was met by Aguilar, who one-touched the ball into the bottom right corner
of the net. Aguilar’s goal – his fourth of the season – came against the run of the play. The Blue Demons got off to a good start early in the match, including a scuffle in front of the Northwestern goal that was cleared away by the Wildcats, but slowed down a bit as Northwestern maintained possession. Once Aguilar scored, however, DePaul found its feet again. “Definitely, the first goal always gives you motivation,” Aguilar said when asked of the impact the goal had. “We knew if we get one, we’d get it going.” Selvaggi was next up on the score sheet, netting his fifth goal of the season in the 42nd minute and his third in as many games. Good combination play from the Blue Demons saw Ganancio play a slick through ball to Selvaggi. Selvaggi, keeping his composure from the out-coming Tyler Miller,
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New gym policy puts damper on swing society By TOM HARRISON Contributing Writer
The women celebrate after the lone goal scored against Providence.
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Women record first Big East win By JEREMY MIKULA Online Editor
A Michelle Scandora goal off a corner was enough to give the women's soccer team their first Big East win of the season, defeating Providence 1-0 Friday at Wish Field. Scandora's goal, her second of the season, was scored off a Rebekah Roller corner in the 73rd minute. Roller's corner was played to the far post with Scandora rising highest among the pack and head-
ed into the right side of the goal. "We knew we would be able to score on a corner," Scandora said. "It was a great ball in from Rebekah and it felt good as soon as I met it." The senior midfielder also had the best chance in the first half for the Blue Demons (3-8-1, 1-31) on another corner in the 23rd minute, this time an inswinger from Beth Perry. Scandora was standing just inside the box, but her headed effort was cleared off the line by Providence (4-5-4, 2-3-0).
The first half was an even affair, with neither team able to create a good chance besides Scandora's header. The second half, however, was a different story. DePaul took it to the Friars in the second, outshooting Providence 13-2 and forcing keeper Caitlin Walker into making six saves. DePaul freshman keeper Megan Pyrz, starting in just her third game, made four saves and recorded both her first win and first clean sheet. "Anytime you get a shutout, you know your backs are playing well,
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The DePaul Swing Society has enjoyed a fair share of popularity, but a new policy enacted this year is putting the brakes on the club sport. While non-DePaul students were previously let into the Ray Meyer Recreational Facility for free in order to participate in the Swing Society, they are now required to pay a $12 fee each session or $81 for an entire quarter. Held on Thursdays on the Ray’s second floor, the bland, beige wooden floor of the group exercise room doesn’t do justice to the sophisticated steps the more experienced members show off. Many students from outside DePaul were regulars, originally asked to visit to help teach advanced swing dancing through example. Their names were compiled weekly on a guest list in order to be allowed free entry to the facility. When their numbers increased, however, management began to take notice. According to the Ray’s Assistant Director for Club Sports, Special Events, and Team Challenges, Lisa Hanson Lamey, the large number of students without valid
memberships presented a liability issue for the university. While no outside students were ever found to be using the facilities without a membership or becoming injured, “from a liability perspective we needed to make sure our boxes were checked, i’s dotted, t’s crossed,” Hanson Lamey said. DePaul Swing Society president Sarah Lokay is a sophomore who has been going to the club’s weekly lessons and free dances since her first year. Although she understands and respects the
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decision, she can’t help but be disappointed with the new policy. “I completely understand why the policy changed. Had anything gone wrong it would have put DePaul in a compromising position, because the outside people hadn’t gotten all their forms signed,” Lokay said. “We as a club feel it’s very unfortunate it has come to this. But we wish
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