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| February 25, 2013
Crime around campus Recent Lincoln Park robberies hit businesses, impact students
By MICHAEL CORIO Managing Editor Several young men entered Uncle Sammy’s eatery on Fullerton Feb. 22 just before closing time at 2 a.m. But according to owner Stephen J. Fisher, these men weren’t hungry for sandwiches. Strong-arming the manager into the back room, Fisher said the men demanded money. Due to a break-in the week before, the store only had a couple hundred dollars left after initiating frequent cash drops to deter potential theft, he said. One of the men “disconnected the office phone,” throwing it across the
floor, according to an employee. The delivery driver, who had seen the altercation, locked himself in the bathroom and called 911, according to employee eyewitness accounts. The men fled into the snow outside after the driver emerged and informed them police were on their way, Fisher told police. Following the men at a distance through the billowing snow, the employees were able to direct police to the area where the suspects had entered a taxicab, according to Fisher. All the men, including the taxi driver (who was later released after questioning), were taken into custody after police approached the vehicle “guns drawn,” he said.
With this latest robbery coming after a spate of incidents around Lincoln Park, some students are wondering just how safe the area is late at night. Emma Walsh, a freshman who lives in U-Hall, said she feels safe on campus. “It’s very lit up, and especially with the blue buttons and campus safety driving around,” she said. Aside from the robberies, several students were attacked after leaving a DePaul party Feb 9., resulting in the theft of a few phones. Two students suffered a broken lip and other minor injuries after scuffling with the attackers, although several See CRIME, page 7
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Evidence bags containing money recovered from the suspects arrested after the robbery at Uncle Sammy’s Feb. 22.
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Students air dirty laundry on new Facebook page Arizona confession Facebook page. “I thought that (type of page) could easily be something that could be brought to DePaul,” said the creator. Judging by the response seen on the Thousands of DePaul students have page so far, that assumption was correct. recently found solace in confession, but According to its creator, the page receives not inside the walls of St. Vincent DePaul “about two to three hundred (submissions) Church. Instead, the recent creation of a day give or take a few.” the DePaul Confession Facebook page However, not all of the submissions has allowed students to anonymously are posted, and as the page gains more confess their deepest DePaul-related sins attention, there’s concern over the content for the entire Internet to see. Their only of the confessions. penance: having to read “I added people the comments from other to the board of the students about their post. group and as it We have received Since the page began expanding, tons of outrageous joined Facebook Jan. we realized the need confessions that 23, more than 1,600 for some rules to are completely not students have “liked” it be added,” said the true.” and submitted hundreds creator. “The main Confessions creator of confessions. These rules we have are confessions range from that we cannot post funny anecdotes like “Sometimes I like any confessions that single out individual when the heat lamps get really crowded at students or that would incriminate anyone the train stops, because it makes me feel working for DePaul. Secondly, we aren’t like I’m a penguin trying to stay warm in getting involved in any Greek life chatter the Antarctic” to serious actions: “I turned as well so all of those submissions are off my roommate’s alarm and she slept thrown away.” through two midterms,” and in more than Additionally, the validity of many of a few cases, illegal activities: “I smoked the more absurd confessions, such as weed for the first time in a dorm while I “I lived in the student center for 3 days was an R.A.” without anyone catching me,” are often The creator of DePaul Confessions, called into question. However, the DePaul who wishes to remain anonymous, confessions creator is aware of this issue. revealed through a Facebook message “We have received tons of outrageous interview that they were inspired after See CONFESSIONS, page 6 seeing a friend “like” a University of By DIANA DILENGE Contributing Writer
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Back in time: FEST history By EMMA KOLANDER Contributing Writer
With the closing of the FEST survey Friday, Feb. 1, the hype surrounding this highly anticipated DePaul event will inevitably remain in a lull until the May 24 date of the concert approaches. However, even though a large number of DePaul students attend FEST and look forward to it all year, many may not know much about how — and why — the concert came about. While FEST is known for bringing relevant, bigname performers to its stage, this was not always the case.
Former FEST coordinator Liz Palomo explained that when FEST first came to DePaul’s campus 27 years ago, it was of a far smaller scale and genre. She estimates that only a few hundred students attended this low-key blues concert, which was hosted on Wish Field and had “much less of a grandiose set-up than we have now.” FEST’s original focus and purpose were also drastically different than they are now. Formerly known as “FESTival,” Palomo said that it “was a way to give back to the Lincoln Park community” and also thank the surrounding neighborhood for See FEST, page 23
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"The Cities Project" Builds Reliable Relationships DePaul University acts on innovation as its psychology department extends its services beyond campus borders and into classrooms of city youth.
By COURTNEY LEY Contributing Writer While many academic institutions have a general focus on generating curriculum for its own students, others are brainstorming outside the box. And DePaul University is one of them. Launched in 2008 and in its last year of funding from the Department of Education’s intervention development grant, “The Cities Project” is a psychology program with a mission of bettering low-income communities through supporting the overall wellbeing of its middle-schoolers. DePaul’s three partner schools, Banneker, Wentworth, and Kershaw, are all Chicago public elementary schools located in the Englewood area. Mentoring students in the sixth and seventh grade, the program seeks to understand the mental pressures that adolescents encounter on a daily basis based off of both basic and intervention research developed and supervised by professor of clinical child psychology Dr. Kathy Grant. “Kids could use coping strategies if they had the support of an adult or a place where they were getting support from adults or other young people,” she said. “So we designed an intervention that would try recreate that, that would try and teach coping skills in the context of mentoring relationships.”
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like I’m trying to tackle a huge problem, and sometimes it feels like you’re not making that much of a difference but at the same time I feel the difference that I’m making. Even though it’s not perfect the first time we’re going into this, we’re only doing this so we can make a better model of what to do to help these kids.” With the project in its second year, the supervisors say they’re still experiencing new challenges and developing problem-solving techniques every day. “The most beneficial part of working on this project is watching the changes in all of the relationships week-by-week, because in the beginning a lot of these kids will shut you out or not really take to you, and you can sense that really clearly,” said Rabideau. “I think there are lots of challenges because what looks good on paper and what you read COURTNEY LEY| The DePaulia about in research… the question Sandra Schoeneich, one of Rabideau’s six mentors, helps her mentee complete a worksheet in is what does it really look like when its in the classroom,” said the “pit” of the Schmitt Academic Center (SAC) at DePaul’s Lincoln Park campus. Barnett. their first year of college or first these urban adolescents and low- how the session’s going to go,” According to Grant, this is year on the job. income neighborhoods, and we said Barnett. “I really like being the first year the project is being “And that came from feedback try to incorporate mindfulness,” able to implement this curriculum administered in real-time. It’s from the community who were she said. “We have dinner with after working on it and seeing also the first year it embraces excited about the program but them and do all sorts of activities it from the beginning, and then a group of DePaul students didn’t want us to come in and and teach them all the skills, and seeing what kids are liking about who, after volunteering to be in out, they wanted us to stay and then we drive them home unless it, and always thinking of how to the mentoring program, were have a long-term partnership,” their parent picks them up.” make it better.” randomly assigned to a control said Grant. First-year graduate student in DePaul’s general psychology program, Rae Rabideau is currently a mentor supervisor in the program that oversees six mentor-mentee relationships. During a routine supervision meeting, Rabideau sat down with her mentors, all of whom are
“We had done some basic research with kids I always tell people I don't in Chicago on even feel like I'm doing a job the stressors that ... we're only doing this so we affected them and can make a better model of asking them about what to do to help these kids." what protective factors might RAE RABIDEAU, graduate student protect them from negative effects undergraduates, to discuss the of stress,” said Grant. “And we importance of protective settings. were disconcerted to find that “We make sure each mentee more individually based coping is set up with a program in their strategies could make things neighborhood that they can go to worse for the most severely after school, whatever the case, stressed young people.” just a safe place for them to go,” The research studies she said. conducted in 2007 comprised St. Sabina Church and of focus groups and community YOUmedia Chicago have been advisory boards in Englewood designated protective setting that offered insight into the best spaces for the inner-city students. research-based approaches for Rabideau also touched on the the program. significance of coping sessions Grant and her research team as part of the program’s three initially designed the program core components that happen with a mentor commitment of regularly on Monday nights. one year, but moved it to an “The coping sessions are eight-year program with a hope geared around dealing with of seeing the students through stressors that are specific to
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Mentor supervisor Rae Rabideau sits down with her six mentors on Monday, Jan. 28 at DePaul’s Arts and Letters Hall to discuss the progress of their relationships with mentees, parents, and teachers. Alexandra Barnett, a secondyear student in the Ph.D. clinical child psychology program, is also a mentor supervisor and member of the research team who plays a lead role in the development and compilation of the project’s coping manual. “A lot of psychology interventions work off some sort of manual where we have a schedule and then a script of
Understanding the insiders’ Barnett is not the only one who feels a sense of accomplishment from her work. Rabideau also emphasizes her positive feelings toward the program’s mission. “I always tell people I don’t even feel like I’m doing a job," said Rabideau. "When I come home at the end of the day I feel
group. “Our hope is that actually being a mentor to young people will not only help the mentees, but will help the mentor,” said Grant. “If we can prove that that affects their engagement in college and their academic achievement, then I think universities will really pay attention to it, and maybe be more willing to partner with communities.”
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Winter weather hits Metra riders hardest By NICK BUFFO Contributing Writer It is 5:30 a.m. and DePaul student Frances Herrera-Lim is preparing for the day in order to make her 8 a.m. English class in Lincoln Park. While other DePaul students are sleeping, she is just beginning her twohour commute from her house in Homer Glen, Ill. After looking outside and noticing the roads covered in at least two inches of snow, she picks up her metallic gray Samsung Galaxy phone to check Metra’s Twitter feed to see if they have posted any updates on train delays due to the weather. “My commute is always unpredictable, especially when it snows,” said HerreraLim. “If I miss my Metra train then I have to wait 45 minutes for another one, then I would miss my first class which could really set me back.” According to DePaul Housing Services, only nine percent of the total student population lives on campus, and commuter students have been facing many obstacles this winter quarter. In the past month, Metra has reported about 50 delays lasting up to an hour and the CTA has experienced many significant delays due to effects of the weather. Julio Reyes, a junior at DePaul, has been commuting to campus since his first day of freshman year. He has experienced many frustrating commutes to DePaul, one of which hindered his class grade. “I ended up arriving 20 minutes late to my midterm after my train was delayed because of the weather,” said
Reyes. “When I arrived, my teacher wouldn’t allow me to take the midterm and unfortunately it was 25 percent of my grade.” DePaul has made many efforts to accommodate commuter students, such as providing lockers for $20 a year, commuter meal plan, and coordinating different events and organizations to help them feel that they are a part of the DePaul community. The Commuter Advisory Board (CAB) is a student organization dedicated to bringing commuters together. They focus on addressing commuter issues, providing essential commuter services and assisting with public transportation. “We have had a good handful of students this year who have experienced some sort of trouble getting to campus,” said Nisreen Khatib, former coordinator of CAB. “But with DePaul mainly being a commuter school, I believe that we do a great job accommodating students who may face these issues.” Tasiana Villalobos is one of those students who is glad that DePaul has a commitment to commuters. She has been commuting to Lincoln Park from other parts of Chicago since her freshman year of high school and has never been late to class. Over the last five years of dealing with commuting issues, she has become a veteran and can find some way to get to class no matter what the weather forecast calls for. “It’s definitely a pain to commute everyday and unpredictable weather doesn’t make it any easier,” said Villalobos. “And DePaul is very generous towards commuter students.”
Presidents Day policy splits students' opinion By MELISSA BORDEAU Contributing Writer Katie Compernolle, a sociology student at DePaul, quickly packed her psychology books into her Urban Outfitters bag and scurried out into the cold Feb. 18. As she struggled to find a seat on the Red Line train, she wished she attended a university that wasn’t in session on Presidents Day. Compernolle is one of many DePaul students confused about the school’s policy for Presidents Day. “I would much rather be in bed right now,” she said. “I would love to know why DePaul does not honor Presidents Day, but many other universities do.” Kelly Johnson, an associate vice president for academic affairs at DePaul, plays a role in establishing DePaul’s yearly academic calendar. Like other DePaul students and staff, she likes the idea of having Presidents Day off and the opportunity to enjoy a three-day weekend. Johnson said DePaul has never observed Presidents Day, and, in fact, does not honor many holidays recognized by other universities, such as Columbus Day, Veterans Day and Martin Luther King Day. She said DePaul only honors
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holidays that serve the purpose of the university. Because DePaul is a Catholic university, for example, the university is closed on Good Friday. Johnson said DePaul does not hold certain holidays to greater respect than others, but DePaul staff needs to be strategic when deciding what days to take off. Instead of having certain holidays off, staff can encourage students to learn about these holidays in the classroom, she said. Jill Fields, a public relations student, spent her Presidents Day engaged in a motivating conversation with her teacher and classmates about what Presidents' Day means. If Fields was not in school on Presidents Day, she said she would not have spent the day learning about the holiday. Sammi Raines, a public relations student who was in the same class as Fields, said she also enjoyed her classroom discussion about the president. “Even though I would have loved to sleep in and enjoy a day off this past Monday, I am glad that DePaul did integrate the holiday into the curriculum,” she said. “It is good to encourage students to learn about these holidays in the classroom because we may not have taken the time to do so if we had the day off.”
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New enemy No. 1 distracts from real issues By ANNE MALINA Contributing Writer The Chicago Crime Commission named Chicago’s first public enemy No. 1 since Al Capone Feb. 14. He is Joaquin Guzman Loera (also called “El Chapo”), a billionaire drug lord originally from Mexico. According to the Chicago Crime Commission’s press release, “Guzman heads the Sinaloa cartel in Mexico which allegedly smuggles heroin, cocaine, marijuana and other narcotics between Mexico and United States.” Additionally, Chicago is considered to be the “transshipment hub” for Guzman’s widespread drug cartel. It is believed that because of the violence that gangs and drug trading cause, Guzman is a direct threat to Chicago and has an enormous effect on Chicago’s current crime issues. DePaul student Madeleine Burdzy said that the Chicago police force is not “doing enough” when it comes to managing the enormous amount of crime that the city is currently experiencing. She said that the police force will have to “work on increasing their efficiency” before they
worry about a problem as big as Guzman. In the meantime, internal problems should be their primary concern, she said. Although Burdzy characterized Guzman as a big problem, she does not believe he is interchangeable with Chicago’s last declared public enemy. “It’s hard to compare (Guzman) to Capone because the culture is so different,” said Burdzy. Both Burdzy and Howard Peter Steeves, a philosophy professor at DePaul, said the publicity around Guzman may be the police department’s way of distracting people from the other problems in the city. Steeves believes that the announcement, which took place on the 84th anniversary of the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre – “one of the bloodiest moments in Chicago's mob past” – was no accident on the part of the Chicago Crime Commission. Steeves called the whole issue a “distraction” that prevented the Chicago Police Force from dealing with “real problems in the community.” “The commission's president admitted that Guzman is not responsible for the sort of street violence that claimed the life of Hadiya Pendleton a few weeks ago,” said Steeves, suggesting
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In this June 10, 1993 file photo, Joaquin Guzman Loera, alias "El Chapo" Guzman, is shown to the media after his arrest at the high security prison of Almoloya de Juarez, on the outskirts of Mexico City. Guzman escaped from a maximum security federal prison in 2001 and continues to be a fugitive. that the police department’s focus isn’t where it should be. Guzman does not seem to be the root of Chicago’s extensive problems with crime
and violence. Instead, this public enemy No. 1 is just a scapegoat for the deep-seated causes of crime in Chicago. “The gang problem in Chicago
... comes from the systemic racism, enforced poverty and subjugation of entire groups of people by those in power,” said Steeves.
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Racy billboard removed, but website remains "Sugar Daddy" dating sites offer "mutually beneficial" relationships for a price
By COLLEEN CONNOLLY Senior Writer A controversial billboard ad at Ontario and Clark streets bearing the message “Because the best job is a b**w job,” has become a symbol of a new direction the online dating world has taken. Companionship isn’t the only thing some online daters seek. They also want cash. The billboard features a photo of former pornstar and ArrangmentFinders.com spokesperson Bree Olson, who appears to be wiping something off the side of her mouth. The billboard was located in the busy River North neighborhood, close to family-oriented restaurants like Portillo’s and the Rock N’ Roll McDonalds. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the billboard owner voluntarily took down the sign after 42nd ward Ald. Brendan Reilly convinced him to take it down. But the online “sugar dating” website it was promoting, ArrangementFinders.com, is still up and running, and a Tweet the company published on Feb. 20 reads “Extremely OUTRAGED by our Chicago Billboard being taken down. Not our doing at all.” ArrangementFinders.com and other websites like it are becoming more and more popular among the college student demographic, particularly among young women in college. These websites negotiate dates between people in which one person, usually a young woman, is paid to go on the date. AJ Perkins, CMO for ArrangementFinders. com, told FOX 32 News that Chicago has the most members
on the site than any other major U.S. city. “I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that sex was almost always had for gain, and that’s what we’re talking about here,” said Greg Scott, a sociology professor and director of the Social Science Research Center at DePaul. “We’re talking about sex for some kind of gain. In this case it’s material gain.” Despite the fact that someone is getting paid to go on a date and do whatever that date entails, Scott does not consider it prostitution, nor does he consider it morally wrong. It’s simply an aspect of the market economy that structures U.S. society, he said. “This is the world we created, a world in which it makes perfectly good sense if you’re a college student to seek out alternative funding streams,” said Scott. “And if you’re comfortable with entering into a sex-for-gain relationship, then this is the sort of website that facilitates that.” SeekingArrangement. com (not affiliated with ArrangementFinders. com, but features the same concept of the site) encourages college students, in particular, to join. The website is free to join if the user is in college and can provide an email address that ends in “.edu.” According to Angela Bermudo, a spokesperson for the website, 44 percent of users – about 600,000 people – are college students. “When we created these websites we did not look to target college students,” said Bermudo. “But we do believe that the
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This billboard at Ontario and Clark streets was taken down at the billboard owner's discretion after 42nd ward Ald. Brendan Reilly called the owner. ArrangementFinders.com is a "sugar daddy" dating website with a large college student membership. wrong, but it seems dangerous,” said Landis. Scott expects these websites to eventually run into legal trouble, due to the efforts of groups such as End Demand Illinois, a group that pushes law enforcement to take more action against sex traffickers and “people who buy sex.” In some cases, the sugar daddies on these websites technically are buying sex. Lauren Barnes, a senior geography student at DePaul, knows people who use “sugar dating” When we created these webwebsites, but she said sites we did not look to target she would not use them college students. But we do herself because of the believe that the increasing stigma attached to it. trend of college students can “People look at it as more of a taboo rather be attributed to the lack of than a dating website,” resources for students mixed said Barnes. “It’s a little with the anemic economy.” weird.” Although the idea of ANGELA BERMUDO, SeekingArrangement.com “sugar dating” online is spokesperson relatively new, “sugar Landis does not know anyone dating” itself is an old concept, who uses online “sugar dating” said Bermudo. “The notion of dating someone websites, but she would be skeptical of the older men who successful to better yourself and lifestyle is not a new notion,” said use them, she said. “I don’t know about right or Bermudo. “Money is the catalyst increasing trend of college students can be attributed to the lack of resources for students mixed with the anemic economy.” The question of whether dates organized through these “sugar dating” websites constitute prostitution is a potential problem for websites like SeekingArrangement.com. “It’s a legal and moral slippery slope,” said Kelsey Landis, a second year master’s student in new media studies at DePaul.
of a majority of large arguments between couples. Dating a richer and more generous man actually reduces the stress of a woman, leaving them to enjoy the relationship instead of focusing on financial shortcoming.” SeekingArrangement. com touts “mutually beneficial relationships” and “mutually beneficial arrangements” between “the modern gentlemen” and the “goal seeking sugar baby.” One person gets what he wants out of a date, or several dates, and the other person gets her financial or material wants satisfied. Scott said these kinds of arrangements can actually further the cause for gender equality by erasing what he calls “the princess narrative.” He sees it as a chance for women to make their own decisions about their bodies and how they use them (or don’t use them) in the marketplace “I think this demonstrates terrific initiative on the part of college students who are facing a very bleak landscape right now and whose own institutions and government aren’t doing much to help them afford education,” said Scott.
"CONFESSIONS" continued from front page confessions that are completely not true,” said the creator. “In cases where they are just absolutely far fetched then they won’t be posted. However, if we find one I like that’s a bit out there we’ll post it. We don’t expect 100 percent of the posts on the wall to be true, but we hope that people will enjoy them either way.” Yet, these bogus confessions still don’t sit right with some DePaul students. “A lot of it’s fake and people are just going to get attention online,” said Lester Caramba, a freshman economics major. Shannon Daly, a sophomore theatre arts major agrees with Caramba. “I feel like half of them are fake and the ones that are real can potentially blow up in people’s faces ... the ones about professors and students aren’t cool,” said Daly making reference to the
confessions where students have admitted to sleeping with their professors. Despite the plethora of confessions that include illegal activities on campus, the DePaul confessions creator isn’t worried about any action be taken by the university. “I think that DePaul is aware of the fact that illegal activities do take place on and around campus,” said the creator. “These are all anonymous confessions so it’s not really possible to hunt down the people who made these posts ... none of these confessions come from us. We receive them in our survey and we post them. Yes, there are mentions of illegal activities on the page, and if people don’t like it, they don’t have to like the page.” Regardless of the questionable content of some of the confessions, some students take issue with the page itself.
“It’s just a bad representation of DePaul.” said Adriana Henriquez, a sophomore public relations and advertising major. The page’s creator doesn’t
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feel the same as Henriquez. “(We are) trying to keep our ears open around campus and make sure no trouble is being started because of the page,” said
the inventor. “We are working very hard to maintain a positive reputation around campus.” According to the creator the intent of the online confessional is simply to generate laughs for students scrolling through their Facebook newsfeed. In fact, it’s why they believe the page has become so popular. “We like to read or hear about things that other people have done, it feeds on our bad side,” said the creator. “The anonymous side of it makes it all that much more fun.” As long as the page stays as fun and popular as it has been, the DePaul Confessions creator has no plans on closing the page. “It’s still early enough to say I don’t know. I didn’t think the page would catch on as well as it has and I’m not entirely still sure it will remain to be as popular as it is. If it does, I will keep it up as long as I can.”
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WIN celebrates Black History Month By MADELINE MITCHELL
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In this still from "5 Broken Cameras," two men protest Israeli settlements. DePaul's Students for Justice in Palestine group screened the documentary.
Student group screens Oscar-nominated doc By DYLAN FAHOOME Contributing Writer DePaul’s Students for Justice in Palestine chapter hosted a screening of the Oscar-nominated documentary “5 Broken Cameras” Feb. 18 in Cortelyou Commons. The film tells the story of Emad Burnat, a Palestinian villager from Bil’in and his village’s attempt at nonviolent resistance against the Israeli Army, as they build a separation barrier in Bil’in to make way for Jewish settlements. Burnat records the village’s struggle on five digital cameras over a span of more than five years and documents the ups and downs of his experience, along with the birth and growth of his son, Gibreel.
The event gathered a large crowd and sparked much conversation during the post-show discussion. Freshman Samuel Kotansky, who attended the event, said the film’s images of childhood and innocence resonated with him. “It really struck me how those moments are forever completely changed by what’s going on and they’ll never be as innocent as they could be or as they should be because of that,” said Kotansky. “5 Broken Cameras” is one of the Oscar contenders this year for Best Documentary and has been stirring controversy regarding the film’s firsthand footage of the Israeli Army’s tactics and methods. It was directed both by Burnat, a Palestinian, and Guy Davidi, an Israeli.
Chicago residents Valarie Beck and Erica Thomas had a vision. They wanted to bring together professional women as a means of encouragement and provide a space to network with each other, drink champagne and eat cupcakes. It was this vision that created the Women’s Innovation Network (WIN), an organization that aims to foster massive business growth for women entrepreneurs. In honor of Black History Month, WIN assembled an “innovation panel” at the University of Chicago Feb. 20 to showcase successful black female entrepreneurs, who told their stories of how they achieved success. Organizers said Hyde Park was the perfect place for the event, as the neighborhood serves as the home of President Barack Obama and Thomas. Panelists included artist and curator Makeba Kedem-Dubose, author and founder of Think Royally, Inc. Dawgelene Sangster and public relations entrepreneur and former high fashion model Dori Wilson. The panel
was moderated by NBC news anchor LeeAnn Trotter. Natanya Brown, a 35-year-old Chicago resident, said she decided to attend the event to be surrounded by successful black women. “This month really makes me appreciate the history and legacy left behind by those who have come before us,” said Brown. During the panel, Kedem-Dubose said the key to her career in the arts was “pure persistence.” “A career in the arts is risky, but if you are persistent and passionate about what you’re doing you’ll get there,” she said. Wilson agreed about the importance of persistence in any field of work. “It’s about survival and hanging in there,” she said. “You must be able to change because everything and everyone changes, especially in the modern world today. Think ‘if other people can do it, I can too.’” As the panel concluded, KedemDubose urged the audience to continue the conversation. “I celebrate African-American History Month 365 days a year,” she said. “To me this day is no different from any other day. I am very proud of my heritage.”
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suspects were later detained by he can to make the street safer for Chicago police. DePaul students and the Lincoln Park “All in all I would say that community. He said his sandwich shop crime has probably accelerated since is a safe haven for students in the the recession, but I think it's a bad area, adding that more establishments coincidence,” said Stephen J. Fisher, should consider remaining open late at founder and owner of Uncle Sammy’s. night as well. As a resident, Fisher is concerned, “Uncle Sammy’s is open late, but he still believes Lincoln Park is providing a presence,” said Fisher. one of the safest neighborhoods in the Fisher also thinks that the city area. As a father, he is more worried should look into the streetlight about violent crime than material theft, blackouts that happen every so often, he said. leaving large stretches of Fullerton Robert Wachowski, director of dark that make the streets more inviting Public Safety at DePaul, said there has for criminal activity. not been an increase in crime. He said Although the investigation there is a perception of an increase in continues, Fischer believes that the crime because men were the media has connected focused more to an attention incident that The guys who robbed us last on the area, happened week thought they'd come especially Feb. 12, back and pay another visit with the w h e n ... Cops picked them up five coverage of several minutes later and I am happy the hair salon bricks were to say they were caught redrobberies that t h r o w n handed and will be eating occurred in through the Lincoln Park. window sandwiches at Cook County DePaul’s prison. Hopefully, this is good and the cash Public Safety register was news for all in the commuDepartment stolen. nity." is more The two concerned r o b beries UNCLE SAMMY'S, on their facebook page about the w e r e after the second robbery increase in the first thefts of personal items, especially cell serious criminal occurrences at Uncle phones. Sammy’s in six-and-a-half years, aside “Students leave their personal from relatively minor incidents usually items unattended,” said Wachkowski. involving fights, loitering or drunken “This happens everywhere. You put behavior. your cell phone down on a table, The robberies are part of a recent and it will be gone the next minute. rash of crime in Lincoln Park, including More people need to hold on to their the "hair salon bandit" who allegedly personal items and be aware of their hit two Great Clips locations and faces surroundings.” up to 30 years in prison. Still, Fisher said he does what
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To think, DePaul was once known as “the little school under the L.” Now, the university is planning on switching athletic conferences and building a state-of-the-art arena. As reported for the last month, DePaul and six other Big East schools will split off to form their own conference in the very near future. The new conference, right now being dubbed
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Influenza has officially reached epidemic levels in the U.S., making this winter unsettlingly atypical. There have been 121 influenza hospitalizations in Chicago between Sept. 30 and Jan. 5, according to a report from the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDHP), almost twice as much as last year.
causing 150 ICU hospitalizations and six flu-related deaths from October through December. The high level of flu-related illnesses has caused an increase in patients in ER rooms, resulting in hospitals rerouting patients to other hospitals and advising only severe respiratory illness for the emergency department, IDPH Director Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck said in a press release. Rocio Isaac, a senior studying public relations at DePaul, recently recovered from her two-week bout
and I got it, and then it went through my whole family.” While Isaac’s family exhibited symptoms of the flu within the same week, it does not always have a quick domino effect. Flu-like symptoms may not occur for up to a week after being infected. It can transfer through something as simple as an elevator button or a public computer, according to Kim Amer, an associate professor of nursing at DePaul. To prevent becoming infected,
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Letter to the Editor
A student provides his account of the Feb. 9 party muggings
By KEVIN GROSS
Dear editors of the DePaulia, I want to offer my own update and account on the events that happened regarding the party muggings you reported about. The 15 males described in the story actually hit up multiple parties on that night; I happened to be at a different one off of Lincoln Avenue. At the party we were at they initially stood outside the doorway charging people to come in (The owners of the house run parties for free, and these actions were done without their consent or knowledge). Eventually they came in and pickpocketed multiple student’s wallets. One of my friends noticed a hand reaching into his pocket and released an exchange of words; upon this, he was pushed to the ground and kicked, which prompted a large melee that involved around 20 people, myself included. The police were called and eventually arrived at the scene of the fight; however, by then the perpetrators had fled and made off with loot that included jackets, wallets, and cellphones from a number of partygoers and a Playstation 3 from the owners of the house. In addition to this, multiple injuries were suffered: even just among my own group of friends one person had to get stitches above his eye and another two had to be checked for concussions. There may have been lasting harm
suffered by additional members outside of my group that I am unaware of. Upon leaving the party scene I left my original group of friends; however, according to them, the trouble did not end after the party. They were followed close to their home at UHall and ambushed on Fullerton right outside of campus by a few members of the original (group of perpetrators); a fight broke out and the culprits made off with a few phones. Eventually with the help of more police, these members were arrested, the phones retrieved, and the criminals identified and charged with crimes that could carry a potential penalty of multiple years in jail. As far as I know, seven people were eventually arrested and charged with crimes in relation to this party and the subsequent attacks, in addition to the three arrested in relation to (the party on Altgeld Avenue). There are multiple things that are disconcerting about these events. When people normally think about fights at parties they usually think of them as minor, preventable events: oftentimes a few beers too many will cause people to erupt in violence at even the silliest exchange of words. Thus fights can supposedly be prevented simply by controlling drinking and acting with civility. These recent muggings, however, were prompted by people actively seeking to cause malice; in this case, it seems that trouble was not preventable and safety was largely out of the hands of the partygoers.
following these events. Why did public safety wait until Monday to send an alert about these incidents? They claimed, “Crime alerts are sent out to the campus community when there is a continued threat to students and employees. In this case, the perpetrators were caught almost immediately.” This claim by campus security is utterly irresponsible. Out of the 15 original perpetrators, DENNIS GEORGES | The DePaulia only 10 were ever arrested. I do not mean to perpetuate fear DePaul students at an off-campus party were amongst readers, but many harassed at the corner of Racine and Altgeld of these criminals are clearly avenues on Feb. 9. still on the loose; the fact that In addition, the culprits arrested from campus security would suggest the events posted here were processed otherwise is a sheer failure on their part through the police station at Addison; to keep students 100 percent informed of as far as I know, the culprits described the events surrounding the campus. in the original DePaulia story were sent Hopefully the rest of the culprits will to a station further west on Belmont. eventually be brought to justice. Until then Due to this difference in location, I have I hope that those who suffered injuries heard from accounts that the stations heal well, stolen belongings are returned, are not coordinating their efforts in and that no other similar incidents happen investigating the case. Although I am sure in the future. I really hope that public that the culprits who were arrested will safety improves its conduct in order inevitably get the punishment deserved to create the best possible chance of due to the mountain of evidence stacked accomplishing these goals and upholding against them, it is concerning to hear student safety. that the police do not streamline their investigation efforts; I imagine that this The views expressed in this letter do would impede justice in other scenarios. not necessarily reflect the views of The The most concerning aspect was the DePaulia or its staff. behavior of campus security in the days
CAMPUS CRIME REPORT: FEBRUARY 13-19 LINCOLN PARK CAMPUS FEBRUARY 13 • A Suspicion of Marijuana report was filed for a room in Munroe Hall. Chicago Police were called to the scene. • A Order of Protection report was filed for a student who filed the report with Public Safety.
FEBRUARY 14 • A Possession of Marijuana was filed regarding a room in Sanctuary Hall. Chicago Police were called to the scene. • A Criminal Damage to Property report was filed for damage on the outside of the Ray Meyer Fitness Center. • A Theft report was filed for a student who had items taken from their room in University Hall.
FEBRUARY 15 • A Theft report was filed for a student who had unattended items taken from the laundry room in University Hall.
FEBRUARY 16 • A Criminal Trespass to Land warning was given to a female that was in the Student
FEBRUARY 17 • A Liquor Law Violation report was filed for students in Seton Hall. Offenders were transported by the Chicago Fire Department to Illinois Masonic Hospital. • A Liquor Law Violation report was filed for students in Clifton-Fullerton Hall. Offenders were transported by the Chicago Fire Department to Illinois Masonic Hospital. • A Criminal Damage to Property report was filed for damage on the outside of the Ray Meyer Fitness Center.
FEBRUARY 18 • A Theft report was filed for a student who had their bicycle taken from the rack at O’Connell.
FEBRUARY 19 • A Disturbance report was filed on a room in McCabe Hall.
LOOP CAMPUS FEBRUARY 16 • A Theft report was filed for a cell phone taken from a purse at DePaul Center.
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NATION & WORLD
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Chinese government linked to hacking
By MEGAN DEPPEN Staff Writer
Last Tuesday, Feb. 19, Mandiant, a cybersecurity firm for private companies, released a detailed report that claims the Chinese government is behind a series of online hacking attacks on private companies worldwide, primarily in the United States. Then on Wednesday the White House issued a statement concerning the recent attacks and outlined broad efforts to diplomatically discourage trade secret theft. Mandiant’s report traces international attacks on private industries to an “Advanced Persistent Threat” called APT1 as early as 2006. The report says APT1 is responsible for “one of the most prolific cyber espionage groups in terms of the sheer quantity of information stolen.” The hacking campaign targeted companies in the United Kingdom, Japan, Israel and others, but the highest hacking rate was in the United States. Mandiant’s team tracked APT1’s networks to Shanghai, specifically in the Pudong New Area, which is also the location associated with the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) military Department Unit 61398. In addition to location, both groups are parallel in their mission, capabilities and resources. Mandiant claims that APT1 is, in fact, an extensive, long-running campaign directly funded by the Chinese government. “We only are publishing on a single group out of China and we think there’s plenty more,” said Kevin Mandia, the CEO of Mandiant. “We’re a long line of security companies that has blamed China, but what makes this report different is this is the first time we’re trying to elevate (blame to the Chinese government itself).” In its report, Mandiant disclosed that revealing these details of the hacking investigation could prove costly and give hackers vital information. However, releasing the report to the public was worth the risk because “information sharing does work … Bottom line is no one’s getting smarter from each breech, and we need to make the environment so that we do.” Phillip Stalley, an associate professor of political science at DePaul, said that
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Attorney General Eric Holder speaks about strategy to mitigate the theft of U.S. trade secrets, Feb. 20.
Mandiant founder and CEO Kevin Mandia in his office in Alexandria, Va., Wednesday, Feb. 20.
Acting Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank joins Attorney General Holder to speak about strategies, Feb. 20.
Mandiant’s report of Chinese hacking is not astonishing news. “The U.S. government has known for a long time that the Chinese government has been associated with this cyber warfare and with these hacking efforts,” said Stalley.
sional. A majority of information hacked by APT1 (allegedly Unit 61398 of the Chinese government) comes from companies specializing in Information Technology, Aerospace, Public Administration, Satellites and Telecommunications, Scientific
private industries. Mandiant also compares personnel of APT1 (proficiency in the English language, malware authoring and computer hacking) to Unit 61398 (English language requirements, operating system internals, digital signal processing and steganography). Stalley highlighted the business advantage Mandiant holds over the cybersecurity industry after releasing the report. “(Cybersecurity is) probably a pretty competitive industry, and Mandiant has done some pretty remarkable things, like getting the hackers out of the New York Times,” said Stalley. Stalley also said that cyber attacks on the United States from China have increased over the past couple of years, and the U.S. government should dedicate more resources to cybersecurity. “We’re so reliant on our computers, we could very easily suffer a crippling attack if we’re not careful, so we should put more resources behind it,” he said. A statement on Wednesday addressed the growing concern with intellectual property theft over the Internet and recruitment of former employees with important U.S. company trade information. The White House outlined broad efforts to protect intellectual property by encouraging stronger security for U.S. companies, enhancing law enforcement operations, reviewing laws for improvements, and beginning a public awareness campaign. In response to the hacking report by Mandiant, a report from the White House stated, "Trade secret theft threatens American businesses, undermines national security and places the security of the U.S. economy in jeopardy … These acts also diminish U.S. export prospects around the globe and put American jobs at risk." President Barack Obama signed an executive order last week aiming to protect computer networks in the banking, power, and transportation industries. The order called for U.S. defense and intelligence agencies to share classified threat data with companies in these industries. Anna Flaherty of the Associated Press argues, “The report, embraced by stakeholders in both government and industry, represented a notable alignment of interests in Washington: The Obama administration has pressed for new evidence of Chinese hacking that it can leverage in diplomatic talks”
We're so reliant on our computers, we could very easily suffer a crippling attack if we're not careful, so we should put more resources behind it." PHIILLIP STALLEY, DePaul Political Science Professor
Due to the large gap between China and the U.S. militarily, Stalley explained that the Chinese government has worked vigilantly to “level that playing field” by improving its efficiency in cyber warfare. “What we’re seeing happening now is probably the fruit of almost two decades worth of efforts on the part of the Chinese to increase their capabilities in the area of cyber warfare and cyber spying,” said Stalley. In response to the accusations by the Mandiant report, the Chinese Ministry of National Defense released a statement Feb. 20 saying, “the Chinese army has never supported any hackings,” and added that the accusations are false and unprofes-
Research and Consulting, Energy, Transportation and others. According to APCO Worldwide, a global communication firm, China’s 12th Five-Year Plan (FYP) aims at boosting industries in “health care, energy and technology. Not only have segments of these sectors been singled out as China’s new Strategic Emerging Industries (SEIs), but they also (emphasize) … ‘inclusive growth.’” The relation between industries under construction in China’s 12th FYP and industries targeted by APT1 (Unit 61398) reinforce Mandiant’s claim that the Chinese government has increased the frequency of cyber attacks on the United States and its
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Palestinian hunger strike calls for Israel to release prisioner By MAHA ABDEL-WAHAB Contributing Writer Last Tuesday, Feb. 19, 800 Palestinian prisoners refused food for a day in order to stand in solidarity with Samer Issawi and his 211th day of hunger. Although 200 days seems uncanny, it must be noted that he is keeping properly hydrated and that Israeli soldiers are trying to keep him alive as long as possible in fear of calamity occurring with his death. Issawi appeared in the Israeli court for the third time requesting a release on bail but was once again refused release and has been sentenced for another month. Issawi is protesting against Israeli's policy of 'administrative detention,’ which allows authorities to imprison Palestinians without charge or trial. Issawi's administrative detention has a maximum period of six months, but it can be renewed indefinitely by a military judge. Although Issawi is in the spotlight because of his rapidly deteriorating health, others – including Tareq Qaadan, Jafar Ezzedine and Ayman Sharawna – are also participating in the hunger strike. Saeb Erekat, a Palestinian negotiator, said that Palestinians would hold Israel fully responsible if any of the four died. Issawi was one of the prisoners released during the October 2011 prisoner exchange in which Hamas traded an Israeli soldier for the release of 100 Palestinian prisoners. At the time Issawi had
DREW PETERSON: 38-YEAR SENTENCE
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Palestinian protesters shout slogans and hold photographs of Palestinian hunger-striking Samer Issawi, who has refused food, on-and-off, for more than 200 days, in front of the magistrate court in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Feb. 19. The same day around 800 Palestinian prisioners refused food to show their solidarity. served six years of his 26-year sentence. He was freed during the prisoner exchange only to be captured again six months later on the alleged claim that he violated the terms of the agreement. Israeli police are now forcing Issawi, along with other recaptured prisoners, to serve the remainder of the original sentence. "This is a very controversial issue for Palestinians, they thought the prisoner exchange deal was guaranteed by Egypt, but now they see that an Israeli military law came into effect around
the same time which allows Israel to rearrest these prisoners and ... serve out the remainder of their original sentences," said Al Jazeera’s Nicole Johnston. Meanwhile, protests are occurring all over the West Bank in support of the starving prisoners. On Monday, Feb. 18, a little over 1,000 people rallied in the northern city of Nablus and another 1,500 protested in Hebronto demanding their release. Leila Abdelrazaq, a member of the Society of Professional Journalists at DePaul, said that
the hunger strikes had the power to be incredibly effective. "(Nonviolent resistance) will have a different effect on the way Palestinians are perceived by the international community,” said Abdelrazaq. “It will break stereotypes about Palestine being overly violent or aggressive." However, this is not the first time Palestinian prisoners starved themselves. Last April, a massive hunger strike of over 2,000 prisoners forced the Israeli authorities to sign a deal allowing prisoners more visiting rights as
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Drew Peterson, the former Chicago police officer who has been involved in a very public trial, was sentenced to 38 years in prison on Thursday for murdering his third wife. The sentence came moments after Peterson shocked the courtroom by shouting "I did not kill Kathleen!" at the top of his lungs, emphasizing every word. Peterson seemed to look across the courtroom at Savio's family. Savio's sister Susan Doman shot back "Yes, you did. You liar!" before the judge ordered sheriff's deputies to remove her from the courtroom. Illinois does not have the death penalty, and the 59-yearold Peterson had faced a maximum 60-year prison term. The judge gave him four years' credit for time he has served since his arrest. Jurors convicted Peterson in September in Savio's 2004 death. Neighbors found the 40-yearold's body in a dry bathtub at home with a gash on her head — her hair soaked in blood.
well as better living conditions. This hunger strike was also in protest of Israeli detention orders and attracted a significant amount of international attention, forcing Israel to consider options of appeasement. Israel created a deal offering 400 prisoners family visits and agreed to discuss improvements in prison conditions. However, according to the recent accounts of prisoners starving themselves in a humble act of nonviolent protesting, conditions have not improved and administrative detention still occurs. Erekat wrote to the E.U. foreign policy chief Catherin Ashton saying, "We believe it is no longer acceptable to merely request better treatment of Palestinians in Israeli occupation prisons, but to demand an end to the arbitrary system of Israeli detentions." The Palestinian Solidarity group in Chicago also worried about the well-being of Issawi and is attempting to attract international attention to the issue. They organized a “call in” day Feb. 20, in which they encouraged activists to get in touch with President Obama and the U.S. secretary of state to request Issawi's release. On their website, they noted, "(Issawi) has been refusing food since August 2012 to protest his detention. He is in critical condition. He is losing his vision, vomiting blood and lapsing in and out of consciousness." It appears the situation will continue to escalate with no clear conclusion as to how Israel will proceed.
U.N. REJECTS HAITI'S DAMAGE CLAIM GENEVA
INDONESIA'S CARDINAL RESIGNS FROM CONCLAVE TO ELECT NEW POPE VATICAN CITY
The conclave to elect the next pope is now down to 116 cardinals after one decided he is too old and infirm to participate. AsiaNews, a Vatican-affiliated missionary news agency, said Thursday that Indonesia's 78-yearold Cardinal Julius Darmaatjadja, emeritus archbishop of Jakarta, cited poor eyesight and inability to have an assistant inside the Sistine Chapel as reasons for staying home. All cardinals under age 80 are eligible to vote. The full College of Cardinals must approve anyone renouncing their duty, but it has done so in the past for cases of illness or infirmity. No date for the conclave has been set, but it's expected within two weeks after Pope Benedict XVI resigns Feb. 28. The Vatican spokesman said Thursday he didn't anticipate any new cardinal nominations before Benedict's resignation. COMPILED BY LYNSEY HART | NEWS COURTESY OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
The United Nations rejected a claim for damages on behalf of more than 5,000 Haitian cholera victims and their families on Thursday, citing diplomatic immunity. The claim was filed in November 2011 by the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti, a Boston-based human rights group that contended the U.N. and its peacekeeping force are liable for hundreds of millions of dollars for failing to adequately screen peacekeeping soldiers. It cited studies suggesting that the disease was inadvertently brought to Haiti by a U.N. battalion from Nepal, where cholera is endemic. A local contractor failed to properly sanitize the waste of a U.N. base, and the bacteria leaked into a tributary of one of Haiti's biggest rivers, according to one study by a U.N.appointed panel. Cholera has sickened nearly 500,000 people and killed over 7,750 people since the outbreak began in October 2010, according to the Haitian government.
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Nike has endorsement troubles
BY KELSEY KENNEDY Contributing Writer
When the news that South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius was being charged with premeditated murder for the shooting of his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp, the world was shocked. Pistorius, 26, earned the spotlight this summer at the Olympic games as he, a double amputee, was able to compete in the able-bodied games by running on carbon-fiber blades. The “Blade Runner” is the latest athlete who seems to have fallen from grace and, to be more specific, from the Nike brand. “When I heard that the 'Blade Runner' had shot his girlfriend I was shocked,” said Monique Filardi, junior. Pistorius was featured in multiple advertisements for Nike, one with the slogan “I am the bullet in the chamber,” which, given his recent murder charges, seems a bit unfortunate. Since the Pistorius scandal broke, Nike has removed the advertisement from their website. Unfortunately for the company, Pistorius is not the only professional athlete that has drawn negative attention to the brand. Lance Armstrong is another Nike athlete who has recently gotten himself into trouble with the law. After Armstrong admitted to doping during his cycling career, the world watched his name be put to shame as he was stripped of his Tour De France titles, had to step down from the LiveStrong foundation and, finally, was cut from the Nike payroll. Once Armstrong admitted to doping, the company was forced to release the statement “Nike does not condone the use of illegal performance enhancing drugs in any manner” to make it clear to the public that they were in no way tied to Armstrong’s illegal actions. While Nike cannot predict which athletes will cause them trouble in the future, using famous endorsers seems to be a bit of a curse for the athletic company. Aside from Pistorius and Armstrong, Nike has also had to deal with the missteps of Tiger Woods, who admitted to cheating on his wife, and Michael Vick, who was forced to resign from his Nike contract in 2011 after spending time in prison for participating in dog fighting. Lena Bent, an ambassador of the Nike Training Club (NTC) in Lincoln Park, is supportive of Nike and attributes the endorser’s mishaps to bad timing.
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Paralympic superstar, Oscar Pistorius, was charged Feb. 14 with the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, who was shot inside his home in South Africa, a stunning development in the life of a national hero known as the “Blade Runner” for his high-tech artificial legs. “I think (Nike) is on a bit of a bad luck streak as far as their endorsers’ reputations are perceived right now,” said Bent. However, Nike is not the only company that uses celebrity endorsements. With such a celebrity-driven culture, companies are sure to make a lot of money from having public figures supporting their
not, causing the famous athletic company to re-evaluate their image. DePaul junior Allison Rook thinks the company should take another look at their marketing strategy. “I don’t think they should totally steer away from professional athletes, but they don’t have to rely on them,” said
events involving Nike endorsements, it seems like a no-brainer to steer away from the male athletes and come up with a new campaign to try to turn this marketing disaster around. My suggestion: women. If male athletes are drawing negative attention to themselves, then why not switch the focus to famous women athletes?
I think (Nike) is on a bit of a bad luck streak as far as their endorsers' reputations are perceived right now.” Lena Bent, ambassador of the Nike Training Club in Lincoln Park
brand. “I think using professional athletes is a component that makes Nike so successful,” said Bent. But this raises the question of how much a risk is at stake when using an athlete in an advertisement. Clearly Nike believes that the amount of revenue the company will earn by having a professional athlete endorse their products will be more beneficial than the potentially negative attention these athletes could cause their brand. But recently, it seems that every major Nike athlete is causing the company to dive into damage control more often than
Rook. “(Athletes) can be part of Nike’s marketing approach, but I think reaching into social media more and diving into the Internet world is a good marketing approach and should be utilized.” Looking at today’s Nike advertisements, the “Just Do It” campaigns that only promoted their sports gear are far gone, and what is monopolizing the media are Nike advertisements featuring the hottest male athletes. When you stop to think about the Nike endorsers, they are predominately male and have had a personal event that has negatively impacted not only their own career, but Nike’s image as well. Because of the unfortunate
Look at Maria Sharapova, a Wimbledon tennis champion and a Nike endorser. She seems like the perfect woman for the job as she has yet to draw negative attention to herself, much less the brand. “I think it would be great to see more female endorsers,” said Bent. “However, many Nike stores target men, and sports are unfortunately seen as more of a man’s area of leisure and expertise, which is why they have so many male endorsers.” It seems that Nike has come to the conclusion that while the sports world is dominated by men, they need to target the women’s workout market as well.
Perhaps this is why the Nike. com homepage is currently geared towards women, showing a new women’s training shoe, as well as a picture of Serena Williams. The Nike employees in the Chicago area are starting to include women in their new advertising. As part of Nike’s effort to appeal to women, the Nike Training Club (NTC) has just opened in Lincoln Park. NTC provides a place where women from the community can come and workout with Nike without dealing with the male endorsement drama. “I think Nike is still an excellent company even with their recent marketing mishaps, but they just have to be careful from now on to choose (endorsers) wisely so this doesn’t become a long trend,” said Rook. But at the end of the day, Nike will still be one of the best athletic companies in the world. While the attention Nike endorsers are bringing the brand is negative, it is still publicity for the company. The majority of the public can realize that while these athletes endorse Nike products, it was not these products that made them commit a crime, rather it’s their personal lives causing trouble for their professional lives. As the old saying goes, “all press is good press” – right?
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Happy 50th birthday MJ, you’re the best
BY FRANCESCA GATTUSO Contributing Writer
Everyone wants to “Be like Mike,” right? With six NBA championship wins and five MVP titles, who wouldn’t? Michael Jordan, the 14-time All Star, turned 50 Feb. 17. So how exactly do you celebrate a landmark birthday, let alone celebrate the life of an athlete that is composed of monumental accomplishments and success? Perhaps the best way is to simply swap out the cake and
Jordan revolutionized the sport of basketball and will always be the greatest player of all time,” said Khan. In case you are having a little trouble remembering, or have caught yourself falling into the hype of “King James” comparisons, allow me to take you on a trip down NBA memory lane showcasing just how well team leadership pairs with pure skill. In 1989 Jordan reached 10,000 career points when he nailed a 16-foot fade-away jumper to defeat the 76ers. It was not until May of 1989
Michael Jordan revolutionized the sport of basketball and will always be the greatest player of all time.”
presents and instead reminisce about memories that have built the foundation of MJ’s athletic career. The magic that graced the city of Chicago and Bulls fans began Oct. 26, 1984, when Jordan was drafted as the third overall pick in that year’s draft. Jordan arguably played the game like no other NBA player has or, dare I say it, will. While there are countless comparisons among LeBron James, Kobe Byrant and Derrick Rose, it is safe to say Jordan remains in a league of his own. Chicago resident Imran Khan, a loyal Jordan fan, agrees. “In my opinion Michael
Imran Khan, Chicago resident that the Bulls made their first playoff appearance since their ‘80-‘81 season. Jordan scored 44 points that game, including the game winning shot that led to the iconic four-fist pump celebration directly after the game. Now let us jump ahead to June of 1991 when the phrase “Be like Mike” swept across the nation and had basketball players everywhere attempting to imitate Jordan. During Game 2 of the 1991 NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers, Jordan received a pass from Cliff Levingston. He appeared to be finishing the shot off with his right hand but then unexpectedly shifted the ball in
midair to his left to complete the impressive layup. Jordan finished with his 13th consecutive basket in a 33-point performance, which led to the Bulls franchise’s first NBA championship. Then in June of 1992, Jordan once again implemented a famous move, “the shrug,” his new signature pose after completing super human plays on the court. The first time was during Game 1 of the 1992 Finals. That year the Bulls ended up winning their second straight NBA title. In 1993 Jordan reached 20,000 points during his ninth NBA season, becoming the 18th player in NBA history to achieve the milestone. Another milestone that cannot go without mention is Jordan’s ability to make the game not just exciting to watch but also suspenseful with countless buzzer-beater shots. “Michael Jordan was the epitome of a team player. It was never about him,” said Adam Jimenez of Pilsen. Jordan reached 55 points June 16, 1993, in the Finals and the Bulls a 3-1 series lead, which led to the Bulls first “three-peat.” The dream team of 1996, finishing with a 72-10 record, broke the Lakers’ record of 69-13. That year marked the Bulls’ fourth title in only six years. Jump ahead to May of 1997. This marked the date of the notorious “Flu Game,” where Jordan faced the Jazz while being ill. He was, however, able to drain a 3-pointer with 25 seconds left, leading the Bulls to a 90-88 victory and a 3-2 series lead. After that very shot, Jordan was seen resting upon Scottie Pippen’s
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Michael Jordan statue in front of the United Center. shoulder as he was carried to the bench. Now for the moment that shall forever remain sacred in basketball history. Let’s recall Game 6 of the Finals in Salt Lake City. Jordan sank a 17-footer with 5.2 seconds left over Bryon Russell, leading the Bulls to an 87-86 victory and their sixth NBA title. This shot stands out among the many moments of his
15-year NBA career. So if Jordan leading the way to winning titles in ‘91, ‘92, ‘93, ‘96, ‘97 and ‘98 doesn’t at least slightly convince you of his superb athleticism and even magical play on the court, then your basketball knowledge and interpretation need some serious work. This is Jordan’s city; we are just living in it. Happy 50th birthday, MJ.
Filibuster needs to be silenced in Senate BY NATHAN WEISMAN Contributing Writer The 113th Congress, after being in session for just a little over a month, has only a 14 percent approval rating, the lowest rating in U.S. history, according to a poll by Gallup. There are, of course, many causes of the problems in Congress, but one thing in particular seems to correlate with sluggish productivity and dismal approval ratings – filibusters in the Senate. Over the last few years, there have been a record number of filibusters used to prolong debate and thus stop a bill from a vote on in the Senate. By eliminating the ability to filibuster in the Senate, the legislative gridlock in the Capitol could come to end. A filibuster is a tactic that both Democrats and Republicans have used for almost the last 100 years. According to the rules of the Senate, a senator can talk on any subject for as long as he or she likes.
A filibuster is when a senator takes advantage of this rule to prolong the debate and hold the bill from a vote. The tactic has created a history of ridiculous scenes on the Senate floor, from senators reading the dictionary cover to cover, to whistling and singing. In case you were wondering, the record for longest filibuster by a lone senator goes to Strom Thurmond, who spoke for 24 hours and 18 minutes in an attempt to filibuster the Civil Rights Act of 1957. The idea of a filibuster may seem ridiculous, but its history makes it even more so. The ability to filibuster was created accidentally when the Senate was trying to clean up its rules in 1806. Before this point, the Senate could end debate and move directly to a vote. Aaron Burr, vice president under Thomas Jefferson, argued that this rule was repetitive, that it had only been used once in the last four years and should be eliminated. When the Senate removed the rule, however,
they created the possibility for a filibuster. The first filibuster was first used in 1837. During the past 100 years, the rules around filibustering have changed. For example, a senator can silently filibuster now, not even needing to be on the senate floor. However, one thing has stayed the same: to end a filibuster, a cloture vote must be passed with 60 votes. A cloture vote allows the Senate to put a time limit on the debate of a bill. The latest changes to the Senate rules around filibustering came in January under the guise of filibuster reform. The reform, however, failed to address silent filibustering or change the need for a 60-vote majority to pass a cloture vote. What it did do was reduce the amount of time for debate after cloture had been passed from 30 hours to four, hopefully speeding up the legislative process after the hurdle of a filibuster. What this means effectively is that if a bill is filibustered and
cannot get the 60 votes needed to pass a cloture vote, the bill will die as inactive legislation. Under President Barack Obama, hundreds of bills have been filibustered by Republicans in the Senate. Most recently, the GOP has started a filibuster to stall the nomination of Chuck Hagel for secretary of defense, after a committee vote passed 14 to 11 to send him to the Senate floor with a favorable recommendation. The GOP says that the move to stall the nomination was made to allow them to get a better look at the nominee, a former Republican senator. Other bills the Republicans have filibustered include The Paycheck Fairness Act, which passed the House and died to a filibuster in the Senate; The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act; The Elder Abuse Victims Act; and, of course, the American Jobs Act of 2011. The 112th Congress was the least productive Congress in the history of our nation, enacting
284 laws. That’s only two percent of bills introduced over the two years. During this same period, over 10,000 bills were marked as inactive legislation. The current Congress has had 973 inactive bills that are awaiting further action – this level of performance is not acceptable. This country needs a legislative body that actually has the ability to rule. Elections are a long way off, but Senate rules can change any time. A clear message needs to be sent to every senator that filibustering is not acceptable to the American people. Ending the filibuster will not end every problem in Washington. The capital and the country are still becoming more polarized along party lines and less willing to work with each other. What eliminating filibustering will do is discourage polarization and party politics from stopping our country from running and voting on new legislation and, with any luck, getting our country out of legislative gridlock.
The opinions in this section do not necessarily reflect those of The DePaulia staff.
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Tonight is the night! DePaul Activites Board couldn’t decide between the two comedians, so they decided to have both come this year. Don’t miss out on DAB’s “Big Comic” event tonight, with upcoming comedians Amy Schumer and Hannibal Buress.
DePaul’s Merle Reskin Theatre
The theatre is located at 60 E. Balbo, which is a short walk from the Harrison Red Line stop.
Tonight at 7:30 p.m.
Doors open at 7 p.m.
What To bring
$5 and DePaul ID
If tickets are not sold out before the event, they will be sold at the door. Each DePaul student is allowed to purchase two tickets, and DePaul faculty, staff and non-DePaul students can also buy tickets for $10.
New York, NY
Actor, Writer, Producer
“Louie” (2012) “Seeking a Friend for The End of the World” (2012) “Delocated” (2012) “Sleepwalk With Me” (2012) “30 Rock” (2009)
“New York Stand-Up Show” (2012) “The Eric Andre Show” (2012) “Hannibal Buress: Animal Furnace” (2012) “30 Rock” (2011) “Saturdan Night Live” (2009-2010)
She is a New York Mets fan.
He went to Southern Illinois University.
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By AMY MORTON Contributing Writer It’s nearing the end of February, and for DePaul students, another exciting event is about to take place: Big Comic. Every year, the DePaul Activities Board (DAB) hires a comedian for a night of humorous entertainment. Last year’s guest was Jo Koy, who is known for his stand up comedy featured on Comedy Central. Koy has also performed on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” as well as “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” This year’s candidates were Mike Birbiglia, Hannibal Buress, John Maloney, Nick Kroll, Anthony Jeselnik, Amy Schumer, Nikki Glaser, Marc Maron and Chelsea Peretti. DAB comprised a video of all the can-
that creates such electricity in a room that makes one think that ‘this guy is going to be a star FOR SURE.’” Amy Schumer is a New York native and has had roles on several comedy shows including “Last Comic Standing,” “30 Rock” and Adult Swim’s “Delocated.” In addition, Schumer also appeared in three films in 2012: “Price Check,” “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World” and “Sleepwalk with Me”. It is also rumored that Schumer will appear in the next season of HBO’s hit television series “Girls.” When looking for comedians, Ryan Cummings, head of comedy at DAB, explains what the board tries to look for when booking a comedian for the event. “[We look for] someone that is well known enough to fill up the Merle Reskin capacity and that seems to be one of the most popular choices amongst students,”
He’s one of the few performers I’ve come across that creates such electricity in a room that I think ‘this guy is going to be a star for sure.’”
didates and the students were able to select their top three choices. This year, two comedians were chosen because each of them was in the top three choices for 30 percent of students. The finalists are Hannibal Buress and Amy Schumer. Buress, originally from Chicago, now resides in New York. His work includes “The Awkward Comedy Show” on Comedy Central, “Louie” on FX and “The Eric André Show” on Adult Swim. In 2009 and 2010 Buress wrote for “Saturday Night Live” as well as “30 Rock.” In addition, Buress made Varity Magazine’s Ten Comics to Watch in 2010 list. He is currently touring the country performing in cities ranging from Portland to Miami. Candidate Mike Birbiglia shares a positive opinion of Buress. “[He is] one of the best joke writers I’ve ever seen,” said Birbiglia. “He’s one of the few performers I’ve come across
said Cummings. “We also look for someone that can connect with and make DePaul students laugh.” As Cummings said, each year, the event is held at the Merle Reskin theater on 60 E. Balbo, just off the Harrison Red Line stop. DAB expects about 800 students in attendance; however, they would love to fill up the entire theater. Each comedian will have about 45 minutes of talk time. Tickets for the event are $5 each with the fee going back to DAB in order to cover basic costs as well as fund future events for the university. Tickets will be sold at the Lincoln Park Student Center as well as the 11th floor of the DePaul Center in the Loop. Tickets are on sale until today, and only two tickets are permitted per student. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts half an hour later. Come join us for a night of, as Ryan Cummings puts it, “gut busting lolz.”
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Year of the Snake By JEREMY MIKULA Staff Writer What do Mohandas Gandhi, Muhammad Ali, Oprah Winfrey, Bob Dylan, John F. Kennedy and Dick Cheney have in common? They were all born under the Chinese zodiac sign of the Snake – which kicked off Feb. 10. Snakes are said to be the deepest thinkers of the Chinese zodiac, the most complicated, intense, intelligent, and yet, shrouded in a mysterious façade. According to Li Jin, who chairs the Chinese section in DePaul’s Modern Language department, people born in the Year of the Snake are also believed to be “cunning, seductive and attractive, but also very intelligent with an evil spirit.” Of course, not every Snake has that evil spirit, Jin said. “People born under the sign may have the evil spirit, but that doesn’t mean they actually do,” she said. So what about people like Gandhi and Ali? Oprah and Dylan? How do they fit into the Chinese zodiac belief about Snakes?
The Mahatma. Gandhi fits the bill of a Snake as an astute and intelligent leader with the added blessing of profound wisdom. It is said the Snake will always rise to become an influential leader and authoritative individual, and his non-violent protests for the sake of Swaraj – Indian self-rule – prove that. Gandhi preached non-violence and truth in all situations, and like most good leaders, the Mahatma practiced what he preached. He lived a modest, self-sufficient life, which included periods of fasting for both political and spiritual reasons. Gandhi’s pragmatic approach is summarized in his quote: “My life is my message.”
The Greatest. It’s believed male Snakes are powerful, intelligent and charming, and for Ali, this can all be said in how he carried himself about the ring and in interviews. He was bold, boastful, bombastic, highly quotable, but not without having a great fight record as well: In 61 total fights, Ali posted 56 wins – 37 by KO – and only lost five times.
Snakes are said to be very intense and deeply passionate about what they believe in. Ali’s conversion to Islam – and subsequent name change from Cassius Clay – is one example. He conscientiously objected to the Vietnam War, which resulted in Ali being arrested, stripped of his heavyweight title and suspension of his boxing license. In retirement, Ali has continued philanthropic and social work. Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.
Television personality, talk show host, network executive, journalist, and dubbed “The Most Powerful Woman in the World,” Winfrey is commanding, innovative and charitable – especially to her audience. Female Snakes are purportedly sophisticated, confident and determined. Winfrey is all of those things and then some: rising from poverty in her youth, Winfrey had a net worth of $2.7 billion in 2012 in addition to being one of the most popular and powerful media moguls in the world. Although Snakes are said to be miserly with their money, Winfrey has donated up to $400 million for educational purposes alone.
“All I can do is be me, whoever that is,” Dylan once said in a way that perfectly sums up the mystery of Snakes. Lyrical and deep, Dylan’s music and influence is well known throughout the world. But not much about Bob Dylan the person is known. A character shrouded in mystery, ask any fan, friend, manager or contemporary what Dylan’s like and almost every single one of them will come up with a different answer. And it’s likely to always be that way: He once said, “It makes me feel better to write one song than talk to a thousand journalists.” The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind.
John F. Kennedy
No list would be complete without a politician, right? Kennedy was almost exactly the Snake Jin describes: cunning, seductive, and attractive. By no means the first or last president to have numerous extramartial affairs,
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Former President John F. Kennedy, born under the Snake in 1917. Kennedy was of course quite the womanizer who was considered a sex symbol with his youthful, strong and tanned appearance. (Disregard the secretly poor health record, cortisone shots and tanning beds!) In addition, he was a cunning politician: his behind-thescenes deal making during the Cuban Missile Crisis being a prime example.
And on the other side of the political spectrum is Cheney. Depending on your political leaning, Cheney is either brilliant or wily, humorously dubbed “Darth Vader” or actually evil. Even if Cheney doesn’t suit your politics, there’s no denying his politically sharp mind was the brains behind the eightyear administration of George W. Bush. Unapologetically conservative, Cheney has a bad reputation as being like a snake (the reptile, not the zodiac) due to his politics and cold media persona. Whether or not he actually has that evil spirit Jin talks about is up to you.
Year of the Snake...not very lucky 2001 9/11 terror attacks
1989 Tiananmen Square protests
1977 Marquette wins NCAA basketball tournament (not really)
3,500 U.S. Marines arrive in South Vietnam, becoming the first U.S. combat troops in the war
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1941 Pearl Harbor attacked, U.S. formally enters World War II
Chinese Zodiak chart.
1953 Over 2,000 people are killed in natural disasters world-wide
The U.S. formally enters World War I following the sinking of the British vessel RMS Lusitania
The stock market crashes, kick-starting the Great Depression
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Picasso retrospective opens at Art Institute By NATALIA HERNANDEZ Contributing Writer Towering over Daley Plaza stands the Picasso. At first glance, it is something absurd. A large metal piece dangling amid business attire and posing tourists, but for Chicagoans, Picasso’s gift is at the core of what it means to be an urban resident in the nations epicenter for architecture and modern art. It brings together, as it was envisioned in 1963, “the location for the most important public sculpture in America” and “the world’s greatest artist.” From Feb. 20 till May 12, the “Picasso and Chicago” exhibit at The Art Institute of Chicago will highlight this fusion and over 250 additional pieces of Pablo Picasso’s painting’s, sculptures, prints, drawings, and ceramics coming from nearly half of the museum's own Picasso collection along with pieces from private collections and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. “Picasso had a sense of Chicago as a very modern city--he knew of Chicago when he was asked to do the sculpture. I see ties between our city's growth and vitality and Picasso's ceaseless artistic innovation,” said Elizabeth McGoey, Research Associate for “Picasso and Chicago.” Over 100 years ago the Art Institute of Chicago became the first art museum in the nation to present the work of a young Spanish Artist who revolutionized the world. Chicago then played and continues to play a critical role in the American awareness of Picasso. From pieces like the “Red Armchair,” “Old Guitarist,” “Self Portrait with Palette” & “Three Musicians,” the exhibit explores nearly every aspect of Picasso’s longstanding career as an innovative, and ingenious artist for the 20th century; an artist that set the standard far beyond
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LEFT: Pablo Picasso. "Head of a Woman," 1909. The Art Institute of Chicago, Edward E. Ayer Endowment Fund in memory of Charles L. Hutchinson. © 2013 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; Pablo Picasso. "The Old Guitarist," 1902–04. The Art Institute of Chicago, Helen Birch Bartlett Memorial Collection. © 2013 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. modernism in Europe and even into a city art, as described at a lecture held by Chicago, they’ll know what to do with it.” that he never set foot in himself. Adam Gopnik from The New Yorker at the The Art Institute hosts free entrances Picasso and Chicago were first institute titled, “Picasso Not in America.” every Thursday from 5 p.m. The show acquainted 100 years ago at the 1913 Gopnik recalled a story in which runs through May 12 and will also feature Armory Show, which introduced Picasso was shown a photo of his “Mother lectures and performances in addition to its “European modernism to an American and Child” piece hanging at the institute. esteemed Picasso pieces. Audience,” a move that proved to be both It was said that after seeing it he went controversial and successful. This helped into an adjacent room, pulled out an establish Chicago as the center for modern accompanying portrait and said, “Give it to
Kuma's Too comes to Lakeview
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The Neurosis burger, available at Kuma's Too, 666 W. Diversey Ave. By MIKE HORKY Contributing Writer Kuma’s Corner is a Chicago staple. This heavy metal bar has been serving up mouthwatering burgers and loud tunes since 2005, and recently opened up a new location in Lincoln Park. 666 Diversey Ave. is the new location of Kuma’s Too, a slightly larger restaurant, with a slightly smaller
menu. While you can’t enjoy all of your old favorites, there are still enough of them to please even the most die-hard fan. Upon first entering Kuma’s Too, I was shocked at how brightly lit the restaurant was, in addition to the out-of-place bright orange walls. It in no way represented the original Kuma’s Corner, and was in its own way disappointing. That’s what made part of Kuma’s Corner so great.
The dark atmosphere made the experience authentic. Kuma’s Too surprisingly lacked heavy metal décor on the walls, making them seem rather barren. And while the music at Kuma’s Corner is usually loud, the music at Kuma’s Too is almost unbearably loud. I could barely hear the conversation I was trying to have with the two friends I went with. While the atmosphere wasn’t ideal for me, I figured the service
would be better; boy was I wrong. We arrived on a Monday evening, and the restaurant was barely full, which gave me hope that we would be tended to quickly and efficiently. Our server didn’t tend to us for more than 20 minutes, and once we ordered, it took far too long for our food to arrive. She barely even checked in on us once we had gotten our food. Luckily, the food is just as good as it is at Kuma’s Corner, or I would never consider going back. The food at Kuma’s Too is very good, and of the same excellent quality as it is at Kuma’s Corner. I ordered The Plague Bringer, a burger topped with roasted garlic mayo, tortilla strips, house made hot sauce, fresh garlic, pepper jack cheese and sliced jalapenos. It might sound like overkill, but each ingredient melds brilliantly with the others. The tangy hot sauce and pungent garlic made the flavors pop, while the crisp jalapenos and crunchy tortilla strips complemented the soft, buttery texture of the burger patty. All of this made for a burger with a great balance of texture and flavor. If you can stand the heat, this is the sandwich for you. My friends ordered The Neurosis (cheddar, Swiss, sautéed mushrooms, caramelized onions and horseradish mayo) and The Pantera (roasted poblano pepper, bacon, cheddar and Monterey jack, house made ranchero sauce
and tortilla strips), which they both enjoyed. Each burger has a wide array of interesting topping combinations, (I’d recommend the High On Fire or the Led Zeppelin), and they always have a burger of the month. But if you’re not into that they have a make your own Mac and cheese option with topping choices like bacon, roasted red peppers, and sweet corn and a smaller alternative sandwich section. And while Kuma’s does offer salads without meat in them, they are not vegan friendly. It should also be noted that Kuma’s Too lacks some burgers that Kuma’s Corner made daily. The Howl, King Bong, and Megadeth are all noticeably absent from the Kuma’s Too menu, but that shouldn’t stop you from trying out this location if you’re in the area. While the service is lacking, and the atmosphere just isn’t the same as the original location, Kuma’s Too is still a good place to get a fantastic burger with all the flare of the ones found at Kuma’s Corner. I’d recommend checking it out if you’re in the area, but if you’re willing to take a little trip down Belmont, I’d check out the original location. That atmosphere combined with the food is an experience that cannot be beat.
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Chicago Auto Show lacks excitement
By ANDREW MORRELL Contributing Writer
I have fond memories of my first visit to the Chicago Auto Show in 2005. I was in 7th grade, and coming from my hometown St. Louis Auto Show, which is a much more scaled-down affair than the one here at McCormick Place, it was quite a sight to behold. I remember marveling at the luxurious Maybachs and Rolls-Royces, displays of which you will only find at car shows in the bigger markets like Chicago or LA. I remember scoping out the wares of the big American brands too — GM, Ford, Chrysler — and their new models that tried desparately to ignite a fire in the hearts, and wallets, of consumers. Remember the Chevy SSR? The Chrysler Crossfire? The Hummer H3? Probably not, because even though all of these models were being pushed hard by the Big Three at the show in 2005, they could not hold a candle to Japanese manufacturers like Toyota, Honda and Nissan, all of whom were producing cars with better design, more efficient fuel economy, and perhaps most importantly, a more attractive price. As the saying goes, you reap what you sew. Since 2005, GM and Chrysler have gone in and out of bankruptcy, and Ford narrowly escaped a similar fate. The Great Recession has left consumers with less money to spend and more reason to skimp on important purchases like a car. And government at the state and federal level has mandated a shift toward improving fuel economy for all automobiles in the next decade.
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The 2014 Nissan 370Z Nismo, revealed at the Chicago Auto Show. Maybe it was just the fact that I grew up, but something about the Auto Show this year made it feel bland, uninspiring. Chalk it up to the disappearance of the romanticism we used to associate with cars, once the centerpiece of the American Dream, now seen as nothing more than sterilized people-carriers. Walking into the Auto Show in 2013, the first thing I notice is an abundance of cars. Almost every concept car on the show floor was an electric or hybrid model, and most looked pulled straight from "Minority Report" (see the Honda EV-STER). At least most of these concept models will never hit the road, but for what is supposed to be an example of a manufacturer’s vision for the future, the concepts
lacked any real ingenuity; they all seem to take several design cues from the Chevy Volt and continue to disappoint with limited mileage. Other car manufacturers have sensed consumers’ desire for better fuel economy and are making sacrifices to the engine or the building materials. “Turbo” has become a dirty word in car dealerships, due to its association with gas-guzzling sports cars, but in reality, a properly tuned turbocharger can increase engine power and fuel efficiency simultaneously. Ford apparently thinks the average consumer is mentally unable to comprehend this (and maybe they’re right), so they dub their turbocharged engines “EcoBoost.” The automobile purist in me scoffs
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From left: Miles Teller, Justin Chon and Skylar Austin in the new comedy "21 and Over," hitting theaters March 1.
'21 and Over,' 'Hangover' for college By JESSENIA MARTINEZ Contributing Writer The producers of “The Hangover” did an awesome job making “21 And Over.” All the comedy and raunchiness that
this movie provides will keep you laughing throughout the entire film. If you liked “The Hangover” and its sequel, then you will definitely enjoy this comical movie about three college students celebrating their friend’s 21st birthday.
Justin Chon who plays Jeff Chang in the movie has a huge interview that will decide his future as a medical student. The only problem is he just turned 21. His two long-time best friends from high school, Miller (Miller Teller) and Casey (Skyler Astin)
at this doublespeak, but thanks in part to these new engines and Mike Rowe talking about them on your TV all day, Ford is back at the top of their game – in 2011 they had their best American sales since before the Recession. Meanwhile, Chevy is still trying to sell Camaros for some reason, and Chrysler is pretending they aren’t even American anymore (“Imported from Detroit”? Really?) I will admit I have never had a fondness for American cars, but I have always been fond of what American cars used to represent: freedom, power and ingenuity. But now, after decades of turning a blind eye to the evolving market, and especially consumers, the Big Three are playing catch-up. American manufacturers need to
come to grips with the idea that bigger isn’t always better, and that design and functionality are inextricably intertwined. They need to push harder to innovate in the areas of alternative fuel sources like hydrogen, given the general consensus that sooner or later we will be staring a global energy crisis in the face. And if they really want to dominate the automotive industry like they did in the 20th century, they must do all of these things and still make driving fun. It is the spirit of motoring that is missing from cars today. I support every environmental initiative wholeheartedly, but can the industry create cars that are green and fun? Toyota Prius, I’m looking at you.
make a surprise visit to Jeff Chang’s apartment on campus to celebrate Jeff’s passage as a man. Miller and Casey are excited to see Jeff, but they run into Chang’s father. Ever since high school, Miller, Casey and Jeff have been terrified of Mr. Chang. He warns all three of them that if they go out and drink all night and Jeff isn’t ready by 7 a.m. for his interview, then he will personally deal with them. Both Jeff and Casey want to oblige to Mr. Chang’s orders, but Miller doesn’t want to obey his orders. Miller is the party animal of their group. He wants to have fun and go party all night to celebrate Jeff’s 21st birthday. As Jeff and Casey ignore his attempts to persuade everyone to go out, Miller busts out with a blow horn and ultimately annoys Jeff and Casey to the point where they agree to go out for one beer. Only it doesn’t end with just one beer. Jeff goes crazy and visits every bar nearby. He chugs shots, beer, beer from the tap, and all kinds of crazy blends at any bar he can get to with Miller and Casey. By the time Miller and Casey call it quits, Jeff Chang is long gone. At this point,
Miller and Casey need to get Jeff back home to his apartment, but the only problem is, Miller left the address in his bag back at the apartment. So now they have no idea where Jeff Chang’s apartment is and Casey comes up with an idea. Inside one of the bars, they met one of Jeff’s friends, Nicole (Sarah Wright). All they have to do is find out which sorority she is from on campus and they are set. That’s when the night gets super crazy. While Miller and Casey try to figure out where Jeff lives, Miller and Casey start to discover things about their friend that they never knew. In high school, Jeff was an ace student, and then they hear he was failing his college classes. The craziness ensues as an odd assortment of events unfold that include falling out of a two story building and getting a teddy bear glued to certain body parts. Jeff Chang has so much to say in this movie. I highly recommend seeing this picture because there are twists and turns that will surprise you in every scene. And one more thing; don’t mess with a Latina Sorority.
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London Fashion Week looks from Marios Schwab, left and Tom Ford, right.
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London fashion week
By KRISTEN GOLDSTEIN Contributing Writer Last week we said goodbye to New York and moved on to London to get our fashion fix. London Fashion Week had plenty of star power with collections by Rihanna and Gwen Stefani, and shows from some of London’s biggest fashion heavy-hitters gave everyone plenty to talk about. Where did Burberry’s Christopher Bailey’s creativity go? Will Moschino Cheap & Chic ever be more chic than cheap? Most importantly, will someone please confirm whether or not Vivienne Westwood will be selling her finale t-shirt? Yes, it was a week filled with many talking points, so to get caught up, here are five must-see collections from LFW: Marios Schwab It could be argued that Marios Schwab put out the most non-polarizing collection in London; it was loved all around. Vogue Online reported that the designer took inspiration from Flemish artists of the 15th century, and from that inspiration came
feminine, romantic looks in a color palette kept simply to white and black, and varied shades of deep reds and gray to keep the collection cohesive. As pretty as the clothes were, made of chiffon, organza and velvet, the construction made them even better as the movement on the runway highlighted the beautiful details like the Swarovski crystals that shined brighter with every step, and the capes and open sleeves that billowed and swayed down the catwalk brought the pieces to life. Erdem Designer Erdem Moralioglu went in a darker direction for fall, but the floral patterns expected from the brand were as present as always. Multiple floral patterns of yellows, blues and purples were printed on black fabrics and leather, or muted by sheer black overlay for a gothic edge. Different textures in the collection such as velvet, feathers and tweed, along with flower appliqués and oversized sequins were combined with 1960's silhouettes to create the look of one of Hitchcock’s leading ladies, which was the source of Moralioglu’s inspiration. Standout looks
came at the end of the collection with sophisticated, all-black rose printed and lace numbers closing out the show. Christopher Kane Scottish designer Christopher Kane has become one of the biggest designers of London Fashion Week, and he proved it by putting out one of the biggest collections, one that featured 60 looks – making it nearly twice the size of your standard ready-to-wear show. Sure, this can mostly be attributed to the fact that his line has received a bit of a financial boost from PPR, the French multinational holding company, but it can not be denied that Kane’s show was one of the most anticipated. The first section of the show opened with a boxy wool coat, with a structured high neck that turned into camouflage dresses and skirts constructed in a variety of silhouettes, where one standout look in particular was camo mini skirt peeking out from under a belted, fur chubby coat with an oversized collar. Then it progressed into an array of velvet dresses in navy and maroon, further cementing that velvet will definitely be around this fall.
Also on the runway were spiral cutouts, pleats, ruffles, flower appliqués, feathers – a lot was going on at Christopher Kane. Even with the fully packed collection, Kane’s signature seasonal graphic made an appearance to please his devoted fans. For fall, it’s a brain scan, which makes it a lot different than the alligator and gorilla from collections past, but statement-making all the same. Tom Ford If it is fair to say that Christopher Kane is highly anticipated, then Tom Ford could actually make heads explode from excitement. Ford borrowed his design aesthetic from the globe and used a variety of ethnic and animal prints for his collection, essentially showcasing an explosion of colors and patterns on the runway and all of it embellished with fur, leather and lace to make even more of a bang. It can be viewed two ways: tacky and tasteless or genius and gutsy. One thing is for sure; it’s definitely not what was expected from Ford, but it definitely contained some undeniable moments of fashion glory.
Best and worst looks of the Academy Awards By ELIZABETH SCHUETZ Editor-In-Chief The fashion on the red carpet outside the Dolby Theatre Sunday, Feb. 24 was rather tame for an awards show like as big as the Oscars. The Academy Awards is considered the ceremony to show up in best of the fashion industry's best and set trends for Spring. However, one of the most common styles seen on the ladies of the red carpet was strapless dresses. There were not too many total misses but the hits were not anymore wild than what was worn at the Golden Globes last month.
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No negative 'Side Effects' in Mara and Tatum's new thriller By EMMA RUBENSTEIN Staff Writer
It is rare that suspense films live up to what their genre promises. Most often, they are stuffed with trite twists and obligatory turns. Stephen Soderbergh’s newest film, “Side Effects,” is a delightful divergence from the normal disappointment that accompanies this kind of movie. The film follows the life of a troubled young woman named Emily (Rooney Mara). Her husband (Channing Tatum) has just returned from prison and she wrestles with severe bouts of depression. Her search for the right medication soon leads her to a doctor named Jonathan Banks (Jude Law) who decides to put her on a new drug called Ablixa. While it seems to brighten her mood initially, it also drives her into intense states of sleepwalking. Ultimately, she commits a horrendous act, which flips both her and Banks’ world completely upside down. The combination of an impeccable plot and a stellar cast cultivates a film that is worth every penny. Every twist,
character, setting and line of dialogue in “Side Effects” is completely vital. This fosters an incredibly gratifying cinematic experience. “Side Effects” also features the infamous “plot twist.” Often movies with plot twists teeter dangerously close to cliché and often falls into that negative category. In this case, it is done impeccably well. It is a fresh twist that adds layers, complexity and pure enjoyment. It manages to satisfy and infuriate while producing the perfect effect; it cheapens nothing and enhances everything. “I thought it was extremely intense”, said Andreas Tsironis, sophomore. “There is so much going on throughout the movie, but all loose ends are tied up. The ending is totally worth it.” The film couples its brilliant plot with wonderful performances from Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum, Jude Law and Catherine Zeta-Jones. While they are all dynamic, they work together in perfect conjunction, never overwhelming one another and never detracting from the innovation of the unconventional plot. It is hard to strike the right note when it comes to acting in
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Actress Rooney Mara in a still from "Side Effects," in theaters now. a movie that is so story-driven, but all four individuals execute it incredibly well and muster a perfect balance. While each actor exhibits thorough work, Mara shines. She molds an intricate character that grasps your attention and she handles the weight of every plot turn skillfully and precisely. She breathes uneasy instability into the film, never letting it take a firm stance; it is a choice that takes the audience on a wonderfully unsettling ride. Though it falls into a genre that typically relies heavily on action and shock, “Side Effects” also produces a startling amount of
beautiful cinematography. Focus and perspective are tampered with constantly, which produces a delightful and chilling effect. It mirrors the haze that seems to inhabit the troubled protagonist and eventually creates a sense of complete immersion in the story that unfolds. All intricacies aside, “Side Effects” is a downright good movie. It is fresh and it is bold; it revives a film category that has been steadily deteriorating. Instead of relying on cheesy music and cheap scares, this film pushes itself into its audience’s mind darkly and subtly. This movie does not serve as an escape from
reality. Instead, it climbs from the screen into the real world and fills its viewers with questions about the world in which they live and an age in which medication is so commonplace. Rarely can a film accomplish so much in such a short amount of time yet “Side Effects” manages it completely. It is an impressive work that manages simultaneously to disturb and gratify its audience. It is hauntingly deceiving and it blurs the lines between good and evil in the very world in which we are living.
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Photographer and blogger Amy Creyer on Lower Wacker Drive in Chicago.
DePaul alum Amy Creyer talks about her success Chicago's premiere street style photographer By KRISTEN GOLDSTEIN Contributing Writer Street-style photographer Amy Creyer has been featured on CNN, in the New Yorker and in international editions of Vogue and Elle magazines. She has also collaborated with fashion giants
Burberry and Michael Kors and is one of the chosen few who get to attend runway shows during New York Fashion Week. But while the fashion industry is clearly impressed with her work, the fashion blogger is sticking to the style inspiration she finds on the streets. Creyer is the founder of
ChicagoStreetStyle.com, a blog showcasing the best street-style this city has to offer. Since its creation, plenty of bloggers have tried to emulate Creyer’s success, but with 200,000 unique visitors a year, ChicagoStreetStyle.com remains the go-to for street fashion inspiration courtesy of Chicagoans. Creyer does not take
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all the credit, however, as she said the city itself helps set her blog apart. “As a street style photographer ,I think that’s why I developed such a strong following internationally – people are really fascinated by Chicago,” she said. She went on to praise Chicago residents for being more concerned with personal style than what is dictated by fashion professionals, a trait Creyer sees in the most prominent of fashion communities – New York City. “In New York people are really concerned as being seen as fashionable, whereas in Chicago people really have their own style,” said Creyer. The photographer and blogger (who also balances a career as a copywriter for Walgreens) discussed the more humble attitude of the city, saying the “working-class feel” found even in the wealthiest areas distinguishes Chicago from other cities. And that’s a factor she attributes to the individuality of Chicagoans. “Chicago is really about what’s real and that comes through the street-style,” said Creyer. “(People) dress for themselves. They don’t live their lives according to what’s in and what’s trendy … Chicago is a place where people feel free to be themselves.” Creyer has no plans to trade in the Windy City for the fashion capitol of the world as of now, but will Chicago’s blogging sensation ever take her lens off the streets and onto a set? Not likely. She prefers the authenticity of streetstyle and said that blogs like her own that display what everyday people are putting on are what is
really striking a chord with those in search of style inspiration these days. “They’re looking at streetstyle blogs to see how other people are putting pieces together,” said Creyer. “Some of the most fashionable people I’ve photographed … everything in their outfit was thrifted. It’s not about buying the it-bag anymore.” As the distribution of power between industry pros and bloggers (many of whom are technically now professionals themselves) continues to shift, what role does that leave everyone to play in the fashion world? “(For bloggers) it’s less about buying a piece and more about cultivating your own sense of style,” said Creyer. “As far as magazine editors, helping their readers cultivate their style is where I see magazines being relevant.” A cultivated sense of style is essential, she said, but what else does an aspiring style blogger need? Well, according to Creyer, an eye for style, along with a unique viewpoint, are two things that elevated her to achieve blogging success. “Anyone can just pick up a camera and be a street-style photographer,” she said. Anyone can take a photo, but not anyone can take a photo for Christopher Bailey – an honor Creyer had when she worked on Burberry’s “Art of the Trench.” Still, street-style photography and blogging are passions of Creyer’s, not business opportunities, as suggested by her favorite part about blogging – “walking around the streets with my camera, looking for people who inspire me.”
"FEST" continued from front page allowing “a bunch of college kids (to) rock out in their backyard for a night.” Not only did the concert take a different form, but it also incorporated many more “carnival” elements. FESTival’s coordinators strove to attract the community by providing the traditional games and food popular to carnivals, all of which were offered before the FEST concert itself. While this format outlined FEST for a few years, Palomo explains that the planners of FESTival came to realize that a large portion of the neighborhood had schedules which prevented them from attending. Palomo goes on to say that it was at this time that they realized a change had to be made. “We reconsidered and instead offered alternatives like movie tickets (and) family oriented outings,” said Palomo. However, FEST had yet to reach its final evolution. As time went on, coordinators continued to look to new ways to cater FEST best not only to the community as a whole, but also to its main target: the students. Many coordinators and trial runs later, FEST transformed into the large-scale, popular event that it is today. Palomo states that FEST’s popularity has sky-rockted since the early 2000s. “(Performers’) names just
kept on getting bigger and bigger and more people became aware and excited about FEST,” said Palom. “The continued growth of DePaul Activities Board” is monumental toward FEST’s current success, says Palom, recognizing the hard work of a host of planners and DAB members. Not only does FEST provide the student body as a whole with amazing memories and enjoyable times with friends, but it also contributes significantly to the personal growth of the students in charge of its planning. Palomo refers to her experience as FEST coordinator as one that “cannot even be described in words.” She explains that it “gave me an even clearer vision of what I wanted to do with my life, but also taught me so much about working in a team.” However, Palomo is quick to include that she could never have planned such a large event without the help of her committee and members of DAB: “I learned that a professional’s best help is a great team.” Clearly, FEST is an event that involves a large group of passionate, dedicated students who want to provide their fellow students with the best experience possible. Want to learn more about FEST? Look for more articles and “like” “DePaul Activities Board” on Facebook.
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“Spinning fresh beats since 1581” Graphic by MAX KLEINER | The DePaulia
By DEPAULIA STAFF From classical to the Ke$ha CD that arrived in the mail last week, The DePaulia newsroom is filled with an eclectic mix of music. This week, the five editors who tend to control the music in the newsroom share their favorite jams. 1. Courtney, Arts & Life Editor: “Run the World (Girls)” Beyoncé I've been on a serious Beyoncé kick right lately, if you haven't noticed from an assortment of Beyoncé-inspired headlines over the past few issues. This song is just wonderful. From the sampling of Major Lazer's "Pod de Floor'" to Queen Bey
reminding me I'm smart enough to make millions, strong enough to bear children and then get back to business (bid-ness), it's a perfect song. I've listened to it no less than 10 times this week. 2. Dylan, News Editor: “Off the Record” - My Morning Jacket Three words a journalist never wants to hear are "please rewrite this," "off the record," and "I love you" (wait, scratch that last one). In any case, MMJ's "Off the Record" is only tangentially related to the journalism concept, but it's sharper-than-sharp guitars have kept me coming back to this 2005 standout: a pure expression of the earnestness of indie alt rock in the early 2000's. Admittedly, the lyrics don't make much sense, and the journalism
the song preaches is actually unethical, but it remains one of my oh-man-this-song-came-outin 2005-I-am-too-old favorites. 3. Julian, Sports Editor: “Hot N Cold” – Katy Perry I first fell in love with Katy Perry in the summer of 2008. The gorgeous, curvaceous, wondrous California gurl had captured my heart like no other woman had before. “Hot N Cold” was released and it set off fireworks within me, hitting all the right notes. What was the guy in the music video thinking, not saying ‘I do’ right away? Katy, we would be nothing but hot together. 4. Max, Graphics Editor: Silver Springs (1997 live version) – Fleetwood Mac There are many reasons why
this song should be on virtually every playlist ever. It’s everything anyone would want; a slow, heartfelt ballad about heartbreak; some gnarly harmonies; and freaking Stevie Nicks. This song may start off unassumingly, but it builds, man. It builds to such a head that you don’t even know what to do with yourself. Then you find yourself transfixed by Stevie’s howling pleas: “Was I just your fool?” she begs. No, Stevie. I’m your fool. 5. Zoe, Online Editor: “I Can't Wait” - Star & Micey Star & Micey are a folk-pop group from Memphis, Tenn. They can be compared to rising bands like Mumford and Sons and The Lumineers, but you'll like them for how they are different, not
for how they're similar. This is an excellent recording of the single "I Can't Wait" off their most recent album, but nothing compares to seeing them performed it live -- it feels like a hug. I'm not even kidding. The music video is definitely worth a watch -- band members (as well as several other people) get smacked in the face along to the claps in the beat. 6. Staff Pick: “Two Princes” – Spin Doctors (To the tune of “Two Princes”) We like! We like '90s rock, yeah (that's what I said now). Two Princes! is the best '90s song, yeah (that's what I said now) Because it! Is so stupid catchy (that's what I said now) And this song! Will get stuck in your head, now (that's what I said now)
CROSSWORD Across 1. Foreshadow 5. Yoga class need 8. Tried to get home, maybe 12. Prayer's end 13. "___ we there yet?" 14. Broad 15. Like some gas 17. Soon, to a bard 18. Exasperatingly 20. "The Catcher in the ___" 21. Stockings 22. Balm ingredient 25. Match part 26. Typist's ailment 29. Fortification 33. Blast maker 34. Cabernet, e.g. 35. Gym set 36. Con 38. Bullfight cheer
40. Fainting remedy 46. Sculls 47. Lip blister 48. Depressed 49. Unified 50. Cousin of a bassoon 51. Ireland's ___ Fein 52. Silent assent 53. New Jersey hoopsters Down 1. Indonesian island 2. Black cat, maybe 3. Falling upon ___ ears 4. Withstands 5. One of the Osmonds 6. Zone 7. Cut first molars 8. Tchaikovsky ballet roles 9. Intimate apparel 10. Matinee hero 11. Declare untrue
16. Cook in oil 19. Tiny amount 22. Play part 23. Chaney of horror films 24. Evading arrest 25. Pitcher Fernandez 27. Soak (up) 28. ___ and outs 30. Kind of hygiene 31. Dictionary 32. Betrayal of country 37. Football Hall-of-Famer Merlin 38. Gaped at 39. Hallucinogen 40. Wails 41. French Sudan, today 42. Faux pas 43. Earring site 44. Gait between walk and canter 45. Views
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BLUE DEMON HARDWOOD REVIEW
UConn backcourt duo of Boatright and Napier shoots DePaul down By JULIAN ZENG Sports Editor DePaul’s student section’s cheers and jeers were incessant for nearly 40 minutes, but its men’s basketball team’s solid play lasted only a half. After taking a 37-34 lead into halftime, DePaul succumbed to the UConn Huskies’ talented backcourt and hot shooting, losing 81-69 at Allstate Arena on Feb. 23. “Clearly a tale of two halves. In the first half, we made it reasonably difficult on UConn,” said head coach Oliver Purnell. “That needed to be our recipe for winning the game, and clearly was a different deal totally in the second half.” In the second half, the quickness and shooting touch of UConn’s backcourt tandem of Ryan Boatright and Shabazz Napier proved to be close to unstoppable for DePaul. In a stretch that lasted just over three minutes, the Huskies ignited a 13-0 run led by the two guards, a
barrage that ending up being the difference. “In the stretch when we got down, we lost guys and gave them open shots, and it was no longer hard for them,” said Purnell. “Then we started to rush offensively — they had a couple blocked shots that put them in transition. That stretch was definitely our undoing.” With DePaul leading 47-46 at the 15-minute mark, UConn started its run with a Napier threepointer. The Huskies’ scoring wasn’t halted until Donnavan Kirk hit a jumper to make the deficit 59-49. Napier and Boatright were stellar throughout. Napier finished with a game-high 28 points (8-13 FG, 5-7 3FG) and seven rebounds, while Boatright added 17 points (7-11 FG) and six assists. Omar Calhoun had a stat line of 17 points, five rebounds and four assists. DePaul’s rotations on defense were sluggish throughout the second half, expanding the gap between defender and shooter
together and sticking with the gameplan,” said DePaul forward Cleveland Melvin. “We let them come in the second half and take the lead, and we couldn’t stop their run. They kept scoring and scoring, and that’s how they won the game.” Melvin led the Blue Demons in scoring with 20 points and added 10 rebounds. Brandon Young finished with 13 points and six assists, while Worrel Clahar scored 10 points and seven assists. “The Big East is always very physical, very fast,” said Melvin. “We just gotta stay with that energy that we had in the first half, continue to rebound and do a better job on defense.” The first half saw DePaul aggressively patrol the perimeter, picking off errant passes and creating scoring chances off of the turnovers. The Blue Demons stole the ball seven times, scoring 10 points off giveaways. “In the stretch when we got down, we lost guys and gave them open shots, and it was no longer DENNIS GEORGES | The DePaulia hard for them,” said Purnell. “Then Worrel Clahar finished with 10 points and seven assists against we started to rush offensively — they had a couple blocked Connecticut, Feb. 23. shots that put them in transition. for much more difficult contests. got it going,” said Purnell. “When That stretch was definitely our UConn shot 70.8 percent in the a team is shooting 70 percent undoing.” second half, including 5-8 from against you with wide open shots The men’s team next faces off downtown. and some layups ... your offense against Louisville at home, Feb. “They’re a really good can’t keep pace with that.” 27. Tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. perimeter shooting team and they “We just weren’t coming at Allstate Arena.
Missed layups doom DePaul versus No. 11 Georgetown By JOSEPH WHITE Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — Trying to end a 39-game losing streak to Top 25 teams, DePaul made a game of it for 14 minutes or so against No. 11 Georgetown. One glance at the play-byplay sheet shows why the threat ended there. “Missed layup by Robertson. Missed layup by Melvin. Missed layup by Young. Missed layup by Crockett. Missed tip-in by Melvin. Missed layup by Melvin,” DePaul coach Oliver Purnell said. All of those close-in misfires came during a 15-4 Georgetown run to end the first half. Game over. The Hoyas went on to win 90-66. “We missed some really easy layups off set plays, point-blank range,” said Purnell. “Then I thought that really caused us not to be as sticky on the defensive end of the floor ... We let frustration set in instead of digging in, and that kind of fueled Georgetown.” Brandon Young scored 16 points to lead the Blue Demons (11-15, 2-11 Big East), who have lost 12 in a row to Georgetown and haven’t beaten a ranked team
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DePaul's Brandon Young passes as he is guarded by Georgetown forward Otto Porter Jr. during the first half of the Hoyas' victory, Feb. 20 in Washington, D.C. in five years. DePaul was coming off of a win over Rutgers on Saturday and was hoping to win back-to-back Big East games for the first time since 2008. D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera scored 33 points for Georgetown, the most by a Hoyas freshman since Victor Page’s 34 in the 1996 Big East tournament. Smith-Rivera went 10 for 12
from the field, 8 for 10 from the free-throw line and made 5 of 6 3-pointers. “Everyone wants to come in right from day one blazing,” Georgetown coach John Thompson III said. “And it’s taken him time to get settled in. He’s getting comfortable out there with what we’re doing.” The Hoyas (20-4, 10-3) won
their eighth straight and pulled even again with Syracuse and Marquette atop the conference. They shot 63 percent and scored a season-high in points, handling with relative ease a possible trap game ahead of Saturday’s muchanticipated final Big East visit to No. 8 Syracuse. Thompson, already nervous by nature before every tipoff,
said he was more jittery than usual because of all the attention that has given to the Syracuse game. In addition, he said his team had “probably the worst practice of the year by far” on Tuesday. Asked what was wrong with it, he said “everything.” “I don’t have the energy,” he said, “to revisit yesterday’s practice.” The nerves no doubt ratcheted up a notch when Otto Porter, the Hoyas’ best all-around player, went to the floor clutching his right knee when DePaul’s Worrel Clahar was called for an offensive foul about eight minutes into the game. Porter stayed in the game and didn’t seem affected, with a step-back long 3-pointer as the shot clock was expiring and a backcourt steal among his highlights later in the half. He started the second half but was gone for good with 17:18 to play, making another visit to the locker room and sporting a right knee brace. “I think he’s going to be OK,” said Thompson. “He banged knees, and he was sore, and I think it scared him more than anything else. I don’t think it’s anything big. We were able to get by without putting him back in. If things got tight, I could’ve put him back in.”
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"PRZYBYLO" continued from back page just like that, Przybylo’s dreams of qualifying for the London Olympics ended right there. Now a year and a half later, Przybylo is back in the gym under a different role — being an assistant coach to the next generation of rhythmic gymnasts who hope to qualify for the 2016 Rio de Janiero Olympics. “It makes me so happy walking into the gym and acting as if I’m going to practice, but I’m not,” said Przybylo. “I’m going to help them be better at what they’re doing.” Przybylo helps train six athletes at the North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center three to four times a week. She started off small, teaching groups of 8- to 10-year-olds the basics of gymnastics. Once her coach, Angelina Yovcheva, went on maternity leave, Przybylo started working full time with the six girls who take part in group competition. Group competition is in a way similar to synchronized swimming, Przybylo described. Her role as a trainer is to make sure all the gymnasts are in sync with their routine and deal with apparatuses such as rope, hoops, balls, or clubs. The six girls who Przybylo assists are Natalie McGiffert, Alisa Kano, twins Monica and Jenny Rokhman, Laura Tutunikou, and Sharon Dassouli. Przybylo mentioned that
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Michelle Przybylo has competed in rhythmic gymnastics since the age of 5, and now helps train six young girls at the North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center in Glenview, Ill. being a former gymnast helps her relate to training the girls — many of whom she knew from her
days of competing. “It’s really nice to grow with these girls. I’m a fresh gymnast
that understands what these girls are going through,” said Przybylo. “I look at the music technicalities and see how they are moving to the music. I help them a lot more personally when they are doing tosses on the side. I teach them how to do the toss the proper way, so they aren’t doing it the wrong way.” In particular, Przybylo said that her former experience really helps connect with Dassouli. A junior in high school, Dassouli has been competing in rhythmic gymnastics since the age of five and is finally paving her way to be a part of the Olympics after being too young to compete for the 2012 Games. “She’s really stubborn and knows what she wants,” said Przybylo. “She’s been watching group for so long that it’s nice to see her living out this dream. She tends to be the biggest issue on the team, but when me and the other coaches are there assisting, we obviously understand that she has been through all of this already.” When she isn’t coaching, Przybylo is dealing with her life at DePaul. She said that she came to DePaul for the city atmosphere and to accomplish other life goals. Przybylo is currently a psychology major. Her days as a performing gymnast are behind her. “I love DePaul,” said Przybylo. “Coming to college and being able to choose my own classes and have a major to focus
on makes it a lot more fun for me. It makes me more motivated. “I like that everybody I meet here has some sort of drive to them,” she said. “Most of my friends who go to state school, when I go to visit them, are worried about partying or just getting a passing grade. Here at DePaul, people seem more motivated and I like that about it.” The transition from athlete to coach was difficult at first, Przybylo said. The gymnast retired from competing during her senior year of high school after capturing a silver medal and a bronze medal at the 2011 Pan American Games. Suddenly, the sport that had been a part of her life since the age of five appeared to be over. Most Olympic athletes don’t have to retire until their mid-thirties, and Przybylo being forced to retire in her teenage tears was not an easy task. “It was really hard to process to not have gymnastics in my life,” said Przybylo. “I had to take a break from the sport because our bodies were done and I couldn’t handle the sport much longer. Once you’re past that point, it was more like ‘it’s just not going to leave me.’” And although Przybylo may not be competing any longer, she has no plans of leaving the gym and the world of gymnastics. “I’m always going to be here and doing things in the gym and for this team.”
Notre Dame ruins DePaul's day Skylar Diggins records triple-double as Irish beat Demons 84-56 By JULIAN ZENG Sports Editor In front of a sold-out, packed McGrath-Phillips Arena, DePaul’s women’s basketball team was seeking to extend its home win streak to 14 games against No. 2/2 Notre Dame, Feb. 24. Much to the chagrin of the fans in attendance, the Fighting Irish held court with little adversity to remain perfect in Big East play. Led by senior guard Skylar Diggins, who finished with a triple-double, the Fighting Irish cruised to a dominant 84-56 win over the Blue Demons, snapping DePaul’s 13-game home win streak. “I wasn’t pleased with what we showed today for the first three quarters of the game,” said DePaul head coach Doug Bruno. “You just can’t stand there and take it without fight, and that’s what our program has always been about: fighting and competing.” Diggins and the Fighting Irish completely controlled the pace of the first half, comfortably settling into an effective halfcourt offense that featured numerous drive-andkick opportunities. The Irish shot 42.9 percent (15-35 FG, 4-9 3FG) and were aggressive getting to the free throw line (6-7). Notre Dame also took
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Brittany Hrynko (left) led DePaul with 15 points (4-19 FG), while Megan Rogowski scored 14 points off the bench against Notre Dame, Feb. 24. advantage of nine DePaul turnovers, turning the giveaways into 14 points of their own. A Jewell Loyd triple from the top of the arc with time expiring sent the Irish into the locker room up 4017. DePaul’s 17 points represented its lowest scoring first half of the season.
The visitors’ defense was just as good, if not better than their offense. The Irish held the Blue Demons to a dismal 26.9 percent shooting from the field, including 1-of-8 from three-point land. On Diggins’ play, Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw was impressed with the South Bend,
Ind. native’s command of the game. “It’s amazing, just to be able to share the ball like that. But I think the rebounding’s the most amazing thing,” said McGraw. “A double-double for Sky is nothing out of the ordinary ... but to get in there and get 10 rebounds, that
takes a lot of effort and intensity.” “The assist part, I had the easy part with my teammates making shots,” said Diggins. “We got out in transition well and we just played off of each other. I think we play our best in transition. We also do such a good job of moving without the ball.” The Blue Demons did not fare much better in the second half until the 12-minute mark, when they started to show the fight that has been synonymous with Bruno’s teams. “I really am actually kind of excited about the way our players played the last 12 minutes of the game,” said Bruno. “They actually played with some piss and vinegar and fight.” DePaul’s substitutes worked hard on defense to prevent the No. 2 team in the nation from scoring any more, and four Fighting Irish players ultimately finished in double-figure scoring. Loyd led the team with 19 points, Kayla McBride had 16 and Natalie Achonwa finished with 14 points and eight rebounds. “Notre Dame has great athleticism, great quickness and great players. Our job is to figure out how to beat people who have this athleticism,” said Bruno. “It’s not like our players weren’t fighting, it’s just been a ‘blah’ bunch of games.” The Blue Demons next take on the Georgetown Hoyas in a mustwin game at home on Tuesday at 8 p.m.
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"WOMEN COACHING" continued from back page society, suggests Lucy Hallowell, writer for “After Ellen,” an online publication that focuses on the portrayal of lesbian and bisexual women in the media. “You cannot coach women’s sports and not stand up for and understand that gender inequality in this country is every bit as grossly wrong as racial inequality,” said Bruno. As society becomes more accepting of women in leadership roles, female coaches in the NCAA have a difficult time in rising above the “glass wall.” Women continue to lose their coaching positions as male coaches move into assistant coaching positions and then into top head coaching spots, Fagan and Cyphers suggest in their article. This “glass wall” resembles the thousands of jobs above, but women just cannot get to them. “The opportunity for a young female to be educated in sports is a civil right, it is not a quota,” said Bruno. The Alliance For Women’s Coaches is an organization that supports women when dealing with these issues within the realm of sports. The Alliance provides on-going support to women in the coaching profession through career development programs, in an attempt to increase the number of female coaches at all levels in all sports.
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Betty Kaufmann (left) poses with the men's golf team after the John Dallio Memorial, Oct. 7.
would hope that I wouldn’t be hindered because of my gender.” “One of my club coaches was a woman when I started playing [volleyball] a long time ago,” said Nadia Edwards, the head coach of DePaul’s women’s volleyball team. “My club coach exposed me to a lot of the AAU [Amateur Athletic Union] and USAV [USA Volleyball] play. I think I’ve had a lot of opportunities to play nationally because of my past opportunities. The coaches that I’ve had have taught me a lot of what I’ve learned as a player and as a coach as well.”
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Title IX opened up opportunities and created laws that help us [women] succeed.”
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Megan Brooks is a volunteer coach for a youth women’s basketball team in Chicago. Brooks is in her second year of coaching and would enjoy pursuing coaching as a career. “Coaching has become a passion of mine,” said Brooks. “I hope to one day become a coach for a college team and
There is an importance for equal opportunity for athletes. While female student-athletes are usually exposed to both male and female mentors, men are seldom exposed to the female mentee. It is important for athletes, especially female athletes, to see women in these diverse roles, so they too can believe that they can become a coach of a male or female team one day. “When you coach, I don’t think of male or female,” said Kaufmann. “You’re coaching individuals, you’re coaching people.”
"HRYNKO" continued from back page games subsequent to that,” said Bruno. “She had the great scoring game against Marquette where she really kept us in the game with her scoring. I thought her Seton Hall game was really one of the best games she’s played since she’s been at DePaul.” In that game against Marquette, Hrynko was hitting on all cylinders. While the Blue Demons lost by four, it was no fault of Hrynko, who hit seven three-pointers en route to a season high 35 points. “It was just a day that I was making shots. I was taking good shots. I took a lot of shots,” said Hrynko. “I just thought I stepped up a lot in that game to put us in a position to win, even though we didn’t pull it out.” DePaul runs what Bruno calls an “equal opportunity offense,” in which each of the guards have ample opportunity to score. It’s meant for the Blue Demons to score at every position, therefore lessening the blow when a scorer like Martin gets injured. The game plan has worked to perfection, especially for Hrynko. Her scoring average has gone up and her chemistry with freshman point guard Chanise Jenkins is off the charts. But when it comes to the end of the game, equal opportunity gets thrown out the window – Hrynko has proven the ball needs to be in her hands. She closed out a 57-55 win over Pittsburgh on Jan. 29 with a jumper with four seconds left, and then denied Rutgers coach C. Vivian Stringer her 900th career
win with a cold-blooded threepointer with 10.2 seconds on the clock to seal a 60-57 victory. Her heroics in crunch time are impressive, but Hrynko prefers to look at things differently. “It feels good that I hit both of those shots,” she said, “and it feels good [my teammates] know they have someone to trust. But at the same time, it’s a team game. If we had done what we were supposed to have done earlier in the game, we wouldn’t have been in that position.” It’s this mentality that has made Hrynko such a successful player. No matter what happens in the game, she knows that there are always improvements to be made. Good or bad, nothing is perfect and practice is always important. In big games against Connecticut and Louisville, Hrynko went a combined 2-of29 for 11 points. Instead of feeling down, she looked at it as an opportunity to improve as a player and a leader. “Just try to let it go. Just try to get better in practice,” said Hrynko. “Just not think about it too much.” “She has a baseball player’s mentality,” said Bruno. “The best players in baseball are successful three out of 10 times. It’s all about how you deal with disappointment. Britt came back 48 hours later [after the Connecticut game] and hit the winning shot against Rutgers. She had that ice in her veins… we needed that game against Rutgers.”
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Hrynko celebrates with Megan Rogowski after hitting a goahead three-pointer, then contributing to the game-saving defensive stop on the other end against Rutgers, Feb. 12. DePaul is still in the picture for an NCAA tournament berth thanks to Hrynko’s heroics. But in typical fashion, she’d rather not take the credit. “Everyone’s stepping up and
playing a bigger role than they were usually playing, not just me,” said Hrynko. “We need to get better, not just myself but everyone as a team.”
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Ascent of the woman?
Title IX a success for female athletes, but college coaching remains barrier for women By TYLER CARTER Contributing Writer Betty Kaufmann, the head coach of the DePaul men’s golf team, recalls being “one of the guys” growing up. From a young age, Kauffmann enjoyed playing sports and the competitiveness that comes with it. During the week, Kaufmann would play baseball with her older brothers and other neighborhood children. Although Kaufmann enjoyed sports, when it came time to play on the Pee Wee teams on the weekend, she could not join the other children because of her gender. Years later, Kaufmann has been able to make a name for herself in sports. In her 15th season of coaching men’s golf, Kaufmann has broken stereotypes by being successful in a male-dominated field. Title IX has been successful in allowing girls to participate in sports from club leagues to NCAA teams. It has been 40 years since Title IX was passed and little improvement has been made in changing the landscape for female coaches in college athletics.
Women continue to shatter stereotypes as athletes. Why can women not catch a break in coaching? According to a survey collected by Brooklyn College professors Emerita R. Vivian Acosta and Linda Jean Carpenter, when Title IX was passed in 1972, women coached more that 90 percent of women’s teams. By 1978, that number had plummeted to just over 58 percent and it now stands at just under 43 percent. The Acosta-Carpenter study notes that women coach just 3 percent of men’s college teams. These women are seen mainly coaching NCAA track and field and swimming and diving teams. “Title IX opened up opportunities and created laws that help us [women] succeed,” said Kaufmann. “But if you wanted to be successful you couldn’t be status quo. You had to fight hard to get to where you wanted to be.” Before the passing of Title IX, few men wanted to coach women’s sports teams. “With DePaul’s effort to comply with Title IX, they began fielding women sports,” said Doug Bruno, head coach of the DePaul women’s basketball team.
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Golf head coach Betty Kaufmann. According to ESPN article “The Glass Wall,” written by Kate Fagan and Luke Cyphers, on every Division I sports team, there are approximately
eight basketball coaching positions — four on the men’s side and four on the women’s side. Males tend to apply for all of these positions when they become available. Females, however, tend to stay on the women’s side and rarely try to venture over to the men’s side. As outlined in the article, women often make the assumption that coaching men’s teams is off-limits to them and don’t attempt to apply when a men’s team coaching job is advertised. “I go to our golf coaching convention and I’m usually the only woman there out of 200 men,” said Kaufmann. “Some guys say to me, ‘I see you at all of the [golf] events.’ Yeah, because I’m doing the same job you’re doing. In the beginning a lot of guys were very receptive, saying things like, ‘What is she doing here?’ One of the coaches is a good friend of mine and he says, joking around, ‘I bet a lot of these guys think you’re at the wrong convention, but I’ll take your résumé over theirs.’” The primary reason there is a decline in women coaching college sports teams is because of sexism within American See WOMEN COACHING, page 27
Hrynko on the rise By DAVID WEBBER Assistant Sports Editor
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Michelle Przybylo retired from competition in her senior year of high school.
Staying in rhythm
Just points from earning a berth to the London Olympics in rhythmic gymnastics, a DePaul freshman now finds her groove coaching young athletes By MATTHEW PARAS Senior Writer When freshman Michelle Przybylo participated in rhythmic gymnastics, her skills went beyond practicing at the gym. Przybylo competed all around the world, including being points away from qualifying for the 2012 London Olympics. Sept. 19, 2011 is a moment always remembered
for Przybylo. She and five other teammates from Glenview, Ill., traveled to Montpellier, France for the 2011 World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships. If they finished in the top six, the team would be heading to London. Przybylo, dealing with a hip injury, would only be performing the second routine. However, she was ready. The team had arrived in France a week early and
after years of training, they knew the routine. She knew the routine. For most of it, the routine sailed smoothly for the team. Przybylo was in sync and nailed her parts. The music ended and Przybylo, who had her back to her teammates, turned back around only to find her teammate fell on a lift in the final seconds. The fall was costly and See PRZYBYLO, page 26
Brittany Hrynko is about as unassuming a basketball player as you can hope to find. She’s quiet, humble and always willing to deflect praise in favor of her teammates. Her career at DePaul has gotten off to a great start, but she remains grounded and down to earth. There’s nothing modest about her game, though, a fact that has become more evident as the 2012-2013 season has progressed. The sophomore from Philadelphia has stepped up in her second season under head coach Doug Bruno and taken on a leadership role a year after making the Big East All-Freshman team. “I just think Britt has been getting better ever since she got here,” said Bruno. It was a necessity for Hrynko to improve quickly, especially after a Jan. 19 game against Providence when senior and leading scorer Anna Martin left with an injury. DePaul never managed to truly pull away from
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Brittany Hrynko has stepped up in 2013, hitting two game-winning shots in conference play. the Friars until late in the fourth quarter, and it was because Hrynko took it upon herself to close the game out. “I thought Britt had a
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really good game against Providence after Anna went out, and I think Britt’s had some good See HRYNKO, page 27