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Vol. # 97, Issue # 13
Budget woes may affect MAP grants
| February 4, 2013
FIGHTING FOR A FREEZE
By DYLAN MCHUGH News Editor On DePaul’s homepage and on Campus Connect, a green warning advises students to apply for Illinois Monetary Award Program (MAP) grants before the deadline. And for good reason. MAP grants could be hit with cuts that may affect students with and without financial aid. MAP grants provide financial aid to roughly 1 in 5 DePaul students -- a total of $22 million. MAP grants distributed $387 million to approximately 150,000 Illinois college students this year, after getting cut from its high of $405 million in 2009. But with the Illinois budget stretched even thinner due to $670 million owed to the teacher pension system, MAP grants may be cut even further. Standard & Poor’s, a financial research company, recently gave Illinois the lowest credit ranking in the See MAP, page 7
Boy Scouts revisit gay policy The Boy Scouts of America re-evaluate anti-gay stance amidst continued criticism. Nation & World, page 10
Radnor packs Student Center
“How I Met Your Mother” actor visits DePaul for DAB-sponsored event. Arts & Life, page 18
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Students of the Tuition Freeze Coalition sit in silent protest in the Student Center Thursday, Jan. 31. The student-organized group argued tuition increases after the university’s proposed budget changes last month. News, page 6
From Allstate to McCormick Graduation venue changed due to scheduling conflict By LYNSEY HART Nation and World Editor For the first time in 13 years, the commencement ceremonies for five of DePaul’s largest schools -- Driehaus College of Business, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, College of Science and Health, College of Computing and Digital Media and College of Communication -will not be held at Allstate Arena. Instead, students will flip their tassels in the Skyline Ballroom at McCormick Place. The move was made after DePaul learned that Allstate Arena in Rosemont would not be available during graduation weekend. Typically, this falls
on the second weekend in June; however, due to the calendar, it falls on the third weekend this year. “This is not the Allstate Arena blowing us off or being mad, this was an assumption made, a miscommunication and just a timing issue,” said Kelly Johnson, assistant vice-president for academic administration. She also said that it has “absolutely nothing” to do with recent discussions about possibly moving the men’s basketball team. Sam Badzka, senior hospitality student, said that she “kind of thinks both places suck,” considering that it is a hassle to get to either location. “It’s not like we went after the McCormick Place with
the exclusion of all else,” said Johnson. “We looked at dozens of possibilities and everything taken into account, the McCormick Place met our needs.” Recent College of Communication alum DarlaTess Weaver said that “it will be more convenient to get to the ceremony because you can take a cab or public transportation, as opposed to renting a car for the day and driving all the way out
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to Rosemont.” Last year, Weaver had family visiting from out of town for graduation weekend and had to travel the 17 miles from Lincoln Park to Rosemont. Aside from distance, a major difference between Allstate and McCormick is their capacity. Compared to Allstate Arena’s 19,000 seats available for spectators, the Skyline Ballroom’s See COMMENCEMENT, page 7
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Eight engines respond to 1237 fire By ZOE BARKER & LYNSEY HART Online Editor & Nation & World Editor Eight fire engines responded to a fire alarm at the 1237 West Fullerton apartments at approximately 9:10 p.m. Tuesday. The small fire started in the garbage dumpster located on the first floor, which is connected to the building's garbage chute. When the smoke reached the building's mechanical penthouse, the fire alarm system went off. Some smoke entered the building's fifth and sixth floor hallways, according to Gabie Strbik, the director of leasing and building operations for 1237 West. Lauren Kurash, a senior who was visiting a friend in 1237, said that she and the friend left the friend's room and instantly saw “tons” of smoke in the hallway. “It smelled really bad and we knew that something wasn’t right,” said Kurash. When the Chicago Fire
Department arrived, they quickly located the source of the fire and extinguished the flame, said Strbik. According to Chicago Fire Department Chief Charlie Bliss, when they arrived there was “smoke everywhere … smoke billowing out the windows.” Four female students were treated on the scene for smoke inhalation, but no students were transported to the hospital, said Bliss. He also mentioned that they were “lucky” to save the four female students. Chris Ayan, a 1237 West resident and DePaul student, said that he was in night class when the fire started, but saw that something was going on as he was walking back to his apartment. “When I got to the building, the alarm was going off and a fire truck was out front,” said Ayan. “I thought someone had just pulled the alarm, but then more and more fire trucks showed up and the firefighters were rushing in, so I realized it was serious. “ Even though it is not a DePaul-owned building, DPU
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Firefighters enter 1237 West after a lit cigarette sparked a fire on the first floor and caused smoke to rise into the fifth and sixth floor hallways. Public Safety went to check on the scene. "We sent a couple of our officers over there to make sure everything was fine after we noticed the fire trucks that appeared on our camera system," said Michael Dohm, assistant director of Public Safety. Approximately 95 percent of 1237 West's residents are DePaul students.
According to the 1237 West Emergency Procedures Manual, the building has an automatic sprinkler system, an audible and visual emergency notification system and fire extinguishers. "The resident spaces are equipped with hard-wired smoke detectors that do not activate the building general fire alarm system," according to the manual.
In emergency situations RAs on each floor act as Fire Wardens to make sure residents are guided to safety. Strbik said that the building’s most recent fire drill was conducted in October of 2012. She also said that the facility experienced no damage from the fire.
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Student responds to removal of pro-life display
As I was walking to class with them. I want a university and passing through the quad that generates discussion, not a on whatever day [Tuesday, blind acceptance of what is put Jan. 22 — Ed.] this display right in front of you. The very was up, I saw hundreds of blue basic ideas of “university” and and pink flags. I knew that schooling adhere with that. that day was the anniversary Aristotle, Plato, the greatest of Roe v. Wade, but if I philosophers and thinkers hadn’t previously known of the world all questioned that (and it was in no way and debated issues and through the university or any preconceived ideas. They university-affiliated group that wouldn’t accept blindly one I knew this), I would have had way of thought. This idea, absolutely no idea what these of fostering personal beliefs flags were for. I took three and the ability to express and of the flags down from their argue them, is at the root of display and took them home. education! It’s in DePaul’s I was in no way a part of the mission statement! incident that took place later “On the personal level, that day, where students took DePaul respects the religiously down all the flags and threw pluralistic composition of Photo courtesy of YAF them away. This is my opinion its members and endorses and thought process regarding A pro-life display erected on the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision created controversy the interplay of diverse what I did, but I was not a part after unknown individuals removed the flags before the display's permit expired. value systems beneficial to of the bigger incident with the intellectual inquiry. Academic display. freedom is guaranteed both order. Those flags were an order. There was no choice, DePaul, or so I’ve been told, is a place accepting no invitation to discuss, no explanation of their meaning as an integral part of the university’s scholarly and of ALL views. They do that by providing a platform or the beliefs behind them. It’s not like you were talking religious heritage, and as an essential condition of for all groups and people of differing viewpoints to to members of this group ... they weren’t behind a effective inquiry and instruction.” (Taken directly from share their ideas. But they give people an option, and table, they weren’t there on the corner asking to explain the University Mission Statement: mission.depaul.edu). this is imperative. You have the option of going to this something to you. They set up a display on the most This flag display offered no choice, and even more club's meeting, or contributing your time or money to open and iconic part of campus, claiming their territory importantly, no opportunity for discussion. a cause, or talking to the guy on the corner and signing in an authoritative and unfair way. Maybe what I did was wrong, but it created that his petition. You don’t walk into the Student Center and Allowing such a display without giving viewers a discussion. see signs saying, “God is real and he’s a Catholic,” or choice is wrong. And the insinuation that DePaul supports And I believe that is right in line with the mission of “support gay marriage or you’re as bad as racists,” or a similar view is, I think, unfair and doesn’t adhere with DePaul and education in general. "gay marriage is the devil.” That doesn’t happen. You the “Vincentian principles” that everyone here loons see signs inviting you to come to a meeting, to hear about. DePaul is supposed to give you a choice. Those Sincerely, what a group believes and has to say and inviting you flags proclaim that there is only one right way to think, An anonymous advocate of DePaul’s mission and to participate in discussion. It’s an invitation, not an and that DePaul, despite their feigned neutrality, agrees Vincentian principles.
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CMN professor Departing CMN dean now interim dean leaves legacy of progress By KELSEY KENNEDY & DYLAN MCHUGH Contributing Writer & News Editor
By LAURA GRIFFIS Contributing Writer A new interim dean has been named to the College of Communication. Jean-Claude Bruno Teboul will begin his new position March 15 and finish out the 2013-2014 academic year. Teboul joined the college in 1992 as an assistant professor in the department of communication in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The past six years, he filled the role of assistant dean to Dean Jacqueline Taylor in the College of Communication. Since its inception, the College of Communication has doubled their enrollment and increased the courses available. With those achievements behind him, Teboul is grateful for his position. “I appreciate the recognition by the faculty and staff and am honored to serve as the interim dean,” said Teboul. Patricia O’Donoghue, the interim provost of the university, had the final decision on naming the interim dean, but she consulted the entire faculty and staff as well. O’Donoghue said Teboul was the ideal candidate with “his extensive history, leadership and forward-looking attitude.” The search for a new dean for the College of Communication
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Professor Jean-Claude Bruno Teboul has taught at DePaul since 1992.
has not yet begun. The university will begin the process with a nationwide search spring quarter. In the meantime Teboul will focus on his new role as interim dean. He said he would like to explore more study abroad options for students to connect with universities around the world. “I like problem solving, creating new opportunities for students who are excited about the options they have, and working in an environment where the staff is excited to be at work and believes in the mission of the college,” said Teboul.
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March 13 is a date that will go down in DePaul history, as the founding dean of DePaul's College of Communication will be leaving the university. Dean Jacqueline Taylor will be stepping down from her historic position at DePaul and moving to the Garden State as the new provost and vice president of academic affairs at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ). Taylor’s list of professional accomplishments at DePaul is immense. In addition to becoming the founding dean of the College of Communication, Taylor has worked at DePaul for over 30 years. She has been the dean of her college since 2007. “I joined the communication program when it was in the English department with only about 60 or 70 majors,” said Taylor, who participated in the decision to make the College of Communications separate from the English department. And many professors were glad to see the change occur. “The skills required to succeed in communications would typically take place in English classes, but specific to reading, not to the (advertising) industries,” said Susan Reilly, a DePaul public relations and advertising professor. The College of Communication is now home to nearly 2,000 students and has launched four new graduate programs (with a fifth approved for a 2013 launch) and eight majors. “Being founding dean of this college has been the professional highlight of my life,” said Taylor. “I practically tear up now that I’m leaving.” Aside from the outstanding
students who tore their posters down around campus. Despite these acts of hate, Taylor proudly helped the organization become the first gay and lesbian student group to receive official recognition from any Roman Catholic university in the country. During her time at DePaul, Taylor also worked to help gay and lesbian faculty members gain domestic partnership benefits. “I’m really proud to have contributed to DePaul becoming Photo courtesy of College of Communication a more hospitable environment Jacqueline Taylor has to gay and lesbian faculty and served as dean of the students,” said Taylor. College of Communication The decision to leave DePaul since its inception in 2007. for TCNJ did not come easy for academic achievements Taylor Taylor, but she is looking forward has accomplished at DePaul, to working on a traditional she is just as proud of the work undergraduate campus. she has done for the LGBT DePaul will start seeking community. candidates for a new dean in the spring. DePaul recently named an interim dean, communication professor Being founding dean of this Jean-Claude Bruno college has been the profesTeboul, to serve the 2013sional highlight of my life." 2014 academic year. Kaela Lovegren, a JACQUELINE TAYLOR, junior in DePaul’s College College of Communication dean of Communications, believes that the next dean In the 1980s, Taylor will have some pretty big shoes was the advisor the Gay and to fill. Lesbian Association of DePaul. “The new dean will be During the first few years, the responsible for thousands of organization had to deal with acts students, and they have to make of discrimination from fellow sure we are all successful and taken care of by our professors and our advisors,” said Lovegren. While Taylor’s innovation and leadership will be missed, she will leave DePaul as a historic figure. “It’s not going to be easy to leave a place that I love so much,” said Taylor. “But it’s also really exhilarating to have a new adventure.”
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Taylor speaks at the College of Communication's inaugural ceremony.
This article is reprinted in an edited form from the Jan. 21 issue of The DePaulia due to multiple errors in the original version. The DePaulia regrets the errors.
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DePaul sounds off on women in direct combat By ANNE MALINA Contributing Writer Leon E. Panetta, the defense secretary for the United States, made history this month when he lifted the military ban on women entering direct combat. This controversial action opened opportunities and careers that were previously unavailable to female service members, while also raising a good deal of discussion and debate. The decision also comes after other momentous changes in the military, including the end of “don’t ask, don’t tell.” Panetta overturned the Pentagon’s 1994 mandate that barred female service members from combat roles such as artillery, armory and infantry. Despite the official ban that was in place, women have seen much direct combat in Iraq and Afghanistan over the years. More than 800 women have been wounded and more than 130 have died during their military deployments. For many years, women’s rights activists have resisted the ban but were met with much opposition. The opposing side argued on the grounds that women were physically incapable of performing the same tasks as men. Women will now have to pass regulatory tests that ensure their capabilities before entering combat zones in their new roles. Others were concerned that women would pose as a distraction to the service men that would be working
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Female soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division train on a firing range while testing new body armor in Fort Campbell, KY, in preparation for their deployment to Afghanistan. alongside them. For some, the lifting of the ban hardly came as a surprise. “Anyone who has watched the Obama administration's handling of our military, along with the changes that are taking place in American society, would not be particularly surprised by current changes to our military,” said Bruce Evensen, the graduate director at DePaul. In regards to the lifted ban’s direct
effects on U.S. war zones, the change may not be apparent immediately. “I don't think there will be any immediate impact in Afghanistan because even with the lifting of the ban it will still require time to train female troops in combat arms jobs,” said Dan Panzarella, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and DePaul student. So far, not much change has occurred other than the actual lifting of the ban.
DePaul University Army ROTC intructor Adam Malaty-Uhr agreed with Panzarella. “Women have been in combat for a long time, and I think the press is mischaracterizing the issue,” said MalatyUhr. “We expect future guidance, but have not received a timeline of when or how the changes announced by the Secretary of Defense will take place.”
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Top left: Members of the Tuition Freeze Coalition (TFC) march on Belden Avenue. Bottom left: Ryan Schapals writes a message protesting tuition raises on a roll of duct tape. Above: A flyer for TFC hangs in the Schmitt Academic Center.
Freezers fight tuition hikes By NATHAN WEISMAN Contributing Writer
Students protesting next year’s tuition hike staged a twohour demonstration in the middle of the Lincoln Park Student Center Thursday. The protestors demanded a six-year freeze on tuition hikes. The demonstrators, organized as the Tuition Freeze Coalition, sat cross-legged, arms linked and mouths covered with duct tape bearing the word “debt.” Behind those sitting, two others stood holding a large orange banner reading, “We are not a loan.” “Universities are becoming stratified,” said Erez Bleicher, an organizer for the Tuition Freeze Coalition. “The current model of tuition and debt-driven education is fundamentally flawed and systematically bars the working class and other subordinated groups from higher education.” The protest comes in response to DePaul’s plan to raise tuition rates by 2.5 percent next year. DePaul has said that the increase matches what they believe to be the rate of inflation for the next year. DePual made the same claim last year when the school raised tuition by 2.5 percent, while the average rate of inflation for the year turned out to only be 1.7 percent. “It wouldn’t be financially
sustainable,” said Caroline Winsett, the Student Government Association president, of the tuition freeze. “I think the raises are exceptionally modest and keep with the rate of inflation.” In contrast to the demand for a tuition freeze the school has already announced several cuts they are planning to implement next year to make the budget work. Among the cuts was a delay on promotions for teachers, as well as the president of the university and his cabinet forgoing their pay increases. As students flowed into the student center, many stopped for a moment to observe the demonstration. Bleicher wasted little time in approaching the curious and providing them with a flier that in bold type declared “I AM NOT A LOAN.” The flier went on to claim that DePaul’s expansionist policies have caused tuition to rise 35 percent in the last seven years, causing the average undergraduate student to acquire $28,000 in debt and the average graduate student $51,000. The flier closes by arguing that the tuition hike is contradictory to DePaul’s Vincentian mission by claiming it perpetuates systems of social inequality. Sitting nearby, Winsett couldn’t help but notice
a disconnect between the administration and the student protest. The administration is
to his seat and replaced the tape on his mouth, another student was inspired to stand and address the group. Over the next 45 minutes the protests turned into a forum. The current model of tuition Students took turns to and debt-driven education is stand and speak about fundamentally flawed and sys- their own struggles with debt and paying tematically bars the working for school. class and other subordinated “You’re damned if groups from higher you do, and damned if education.” you don’t,” said Hassen Bashir as he addressed EREZ BLEICHER, Tuition Freeze Coalition organizer his fellow protestors, referring to attending a university. “(The very concerned about the students increase of) 2.5 percent may and the affordability of tuition, seem like nothing, but it’s a lot she said. when you are already drowning.” “Affordability comes up in “I was in poverty and every meeting I attend," said I was poor, but I was not in Winsett. debt. The moment I decided to As the lunch hour rush began join university, decided to try to settle, Donovan Singer rose to better myself, I was $20,000 from the line of sitting protestors, in debt,” said Edward Ward, a removed the tape from his mouth student protestor. “We live in a and addressed those gathered time where the rich have only before him. He talked of his become richer, and the poor are struggle with student loans and being reduced to nothing.” “I don’t think there is a simple answer, student debt is a very I think the raises are exceptionally modest and keep with complex formula,” said Carol Montgomery, the rate of inflation.” the associate vice CAROLINE WINSETT, SGA president president for career and money management at DePaul, as she listened made an appeal to those listening to the makeshift forum. Tuition to take action. After he returned is only part of that formula, she
continued to say. Students also have to look for aid and manage money outside of school. “Not everyone maximizes their tuition package either and often wastes money, for example if a student fails a class and has to retake it they have just lost that money,” she said. If a student is in debt they should get financial advising immediately, Montgomery said. DePaul offers a free service to students called Financial Fitness that has offices in both Lincoln Park and the Loop that can help students manage their money. “There are decisions that can be made to help, such as how many classes a student takes a quarter,” said Montgomery. The protest ended with a silent march of the 15 students who remained out of about 30 total students who took part in the nearly two-hour demonstration. The procession, headed by the orange banner, went through the Student Center and across the street to the Schmitt Academic Center. Once there, they pinned the orange banner to a bulletin board before disbanding. “I think today was a very good first action,” said Bleicher. “There will for sure be more actions and events as the campaign escalates.” TFC is set to have meetings every Monday in the Dorothy Day Room of the Richardson Library at 6 p.m.
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"MAP" continued from front page United States. Casey Clemmons, Student Government Association vice president and head MAP representative for the organization, said Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is in strong favor of renewing MAP grants and has an affinity for DePaul since his father was an alum. But a cut to MAP grants would be “absolutely detrimental to DePaul,” as DePaul receives more MAP grant funding than any other private institution in the state. “A common misconception is that it would only affect students who get MAP grants,” said Clemmons. “(SGA) is framing the situation as ‘Protect MAP, protect DePaul’ because it does affect everyone.” DePaul’s Student Government Association will host a MAP Awareness Day Feb. 6 in the Lincoln Park Student Center. In addition, MAP grants are an economic investment for Illinois since many DePaul alumni end up working and contributing back to the state’s economy, according to Clemmons. SGA is looking to restore MAP grants to its 2009 funding, although Clemmons said virtually every item in the Illinois state budget is in danger of being cut in some way. “I don’t see the issue getting resolved until the 11th hour, or even the 13th hour,” said
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contingency fund of $7 million in case of possible cuts to MAP grants. “(The Illinois Student Assistance Commission) could just cut off the awards at any date,” said Luff. “We’re giving a suggested filing date of March 1, but it might be sooner.” Anita Rosso, director of the TRiO student support services program at DePaul, said MAP grants are critical for many of the low-income undergraduates at DePaul. “The way tuition packages are created, MAP grant money is very helpful,” said Rosso. “Anything that can be detracted Photo courtesy of SGA from the tuition packages, if there DePaul's SGA has been is a reduction, could be a big working to restore MAP problem.” grant funding back to its Luff said DePaul may not 2009 levels. know the status of MAP grant funding in the Illinois budget until May. Anything that can be detracted In the meantime DePaul from the tuition packages, if is reaching out to students there is a reduction, could be who rely on MAP funding, a big problem." alerting them of a possible early cut-off date. “We have a reasonable ANITA ROSSO, director of amount of money to work TRiO student support services with in the contingency Clemmons. fund, however, students However, Paula Luff, should apply as soon as possible DePaul’s associate vice president to ensure they have a chance of for financial aid, said it was receiving MAP funds,” said Luff. highly unlikely that MAP grants Last year, MAP grants ran will be eliminated entirely for out of funding March 21, the next year and DePaul would have earliest MAP grants had ever to come up with $22 million. gone through their funding. In addition, DePaul has set up a
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The College of Law 2013 Commencement will be held at The Akoo Theatre at Rosemont, 5400 N. Rosemont Rd., instead of the Civic Opera House in the Loop. “theater style” capacity is around 12,500 -- that would include graduates and spectators. DePaul has not decided on a seating configuration for the ceremonies, so it is unknown if capacity will become a true issue. As of now there has been no limit placed on the number of spectator tickets available to each graduate. The commencement ceremonies for the remaining schools at DePaul will also move from their location at the Civic Opera House to The Akoo Theater at Rosemont,
formerly the Rosemont Theater. That switch was due to a change in policy at the Civic Opera House. “Where DePaul University hosts its commencement ceremonies is not an established thing,” said Johnson. Referring to the working relationship that DePaul and Allstate have, she said, “there is no reason to hope we wouldn’t go back (to Allstate.) I’m not saying that is where we are going to be in 2014, I don’t know.”
Teen performer at inaugural events fatally shot By ASSOCIATED PRESS A 15-year-old girl who had performed in President Barack Obama's inauguration festivities is the latest face on the everincreasing homicide toll in the president's hometown, killed in a Chicago park as she talked with friends by a gunman who apparently was not even aiming at her. Chicago police said Hadiya Pendleton was in a park about a mile from Obama's home in a South Side neighborhood Tuesday afternoon when a man opened fire on the group. Hadiya was shot in the back as she tried to escape. The city's 42nd slaying is part of Chicago's bloodiest January in more than a decade, following the heels of 2012, which ended with more than 500 homicides for the first time since 2008. It also comes at a time when Obama, spurred by the Connecticut elementary school massacre in December, is actively pushing for tougher gun laws. Hadiya's father, Nathaniel Pendleton, spoke Wednesday at a Chicago police news conference, which was held in the same park where his daughter died. "He took the light of my life," said Pendleton. He then spoke directly to the killer: "Look at
yourself, just know that you took a bright person, an innocent person, a nonviolent person." Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy consoled him, the girl's mother and her 10-yearold brother. Hadiya was a bright kid who was killed just as she was "wondering about which lofty goal she wanted to achieve," her godfather, Damon Stewart, told The Associated Press. Hadiya had been a majorette with the King College Prep band. "She was a very active kid, doing dance, cheerleading, who felt like she could accomplish just about anything, a very good student who had big dreams about what she wanted to be, a doctor, an attorney," said Stewart, a Chicago police officer and attorney. "She was constantly getting good grades." Obama was asked about Hadiya's death in an interview with Telemundo, which led to a discussion about gun control. Also Wednesday, White House press secretary Jay Carney said that the president and the first lady's "thoughts and prayers are with" the teen's family, adding, "And as the president has said, we will never be able to eradicate every act of evil in this country, but if we can save any one child's life, we have an obligation to try when it comes to the scourge of gun violence."
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This undated family photo provided by Damon Stewart shows 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton of Chicago. Pendleton, who had performed in President Barack Obama's inauguration festivities, is the latest face on the ever-increasing homicide toll in the president's hometown. In Chicago, gangs routinely and often indiscriminately open fire. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and McCarthy are pushing for tougher local, state and national gun laws and longer prison sentences for offenders. About three blocks from Hadiya's school, she and a group of 10-12 young people, including members of her volleyball team, had taken refuge under a canopy
at a park to avoid the rain Tuesday afternoon. A man climbed a fence behind the park, ran at the group and started shooting, and then jumped back over the fence and into a white Nissan. The group scattered, but Hadiya was shot once in the back and a teenage boy was shot in the leg. Police said Hadiya had no arrest record and there was no indication she was a member of a
gang or was the gunman's target. In fact, McCarthy said there are no indications that anyone in the group was gang-affiliated. He said the police suspect that the gunman may be a member of a gang that considers the park its turf and that he mistook somebody in the group as someone from an encroaching rival gang. McCarthy vowed to put a police officer at the park "24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year" if that is what it takes to show the gang that the park belongs to no one but the community. Comments by both Stewart and the girl's father echo the message that city officials have long said: Gun violence is not confined to street corners in dangerous neighborhoods. Obama's neighborhood, Kenwood, is just north of the University of Chicago and the Museum of Science and Industry. "Her parents had done everything right and she was doing everything right," he said. Stewart, who was 12 when his own brother was shot and killed, said his family and Pendleton's family were so close that his own children saw the 15-year-old as an older sister. "The worst thing in the world was when yesterday I had to sit there and tell my children that their sister is gone," he said.
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The DePaulia is now Arena, conference plans unfold offering special rates for DePaul student organizations By MIKE CHAMERNIK Senior Writer
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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With Chicago experiencing a rise in ﬂu-related illnesses, DePaul is encouraging students to alert the school and visit a doctor immediately if infected. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, that while the vaccine this year is 62 percent effective, there are also many other ways to stay healthy.
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the “Catholic Seven,” will not be focused on football, which has been the big money sport in collegiate athletics. “It will be comprised of institutions that are likeminded,” said DePaul athletic director Jean Lenti-Ponsetto. “[That] doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll all be Catholic institutions, but it means they’ll all be institutions whose probably primary revenue-driven sport will be men’s and women’s basketball.” During the monthly forum at the Sullivan Athletic Center in front of Blue Demon
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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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DePaul to kick off Chinese New Year By MEGAN DEPPEN Contributing Writer
Students from the DePaul Chinese studies program and the International Students Organization will celebrate the Chinese New Year Feb. 11 with Chinatown residents and representatives from the Chicago Chinese Cultural Institute. The New Year, or Spring Festival, celebrates the renewal of the lunar calendar and is arguably the most important celebration in Chinese culture. The large celebration on campus embraces the tradition known to more than 400 Chinese international students currently enrolled at DePaul. The DePaul Chinese studies program hosts a Chinese New Year Gala every year, in which students and professionals take part in cultural performances. Last year’s gala featured an experienced player of the erhu, a two-stringed classical Chinese instrument. There was also a Lion Dance, which features a two-person dragon costume. This year’s gala will kick off with a New Year’s address by Fr. Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M., followed by an authentic Chinese dinner with food brought straight from Chinatown. Then attendants will be entertained with Chinese music, a Lion Dance and a Kung Fu performance. Li Jin, Chinese section head at DePaul and an assistant professor, organized the Chinese New Year Gala. “DePaul enrolled many, many Chinese students from China, so we want to give them a chance to show their talent,” said Jin. Jin came to America 12 years ago, but she still remembers her Spring Festival celebration in China. “(It) was like a family reunion,” said Jin. “You have a feast, you have different kind of fireworks to celebrate and relax.” DePaul freshman Yadian Luo is from Hangzhou, a southeastern city in China. During the Spring Festival, Luo normally visits her grandparents and cooks dumplings while watching a TV special called the “Chunwan.” Her family then plays Mahjong and enjoys their family time.
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A Chinese Red Lion dances at last year's Chinese New Year Gala. This year's gala will usher in the Year of the Snake, while saying goodbye to 2012's Year of the Dragon. Luo’s favorite part of Spring Festival is the “lucky money” tradition. Every year, the family gives red envelopes of money to the children and anyone who is unmarried. The red envelopes contain gifts that Chinese youth anticipate every year. To celebrate the Chinese New Year, freshman Chinese studies student Clark Fox will perform in DePaul’s festival in the Student Center and eat traditional Chinese food with his parents in Chinatown. The Chinese lunar calendar rotates in 12-year cycles, and an animal important to Chinese culture characterizes each year. The Year of the Dragon characterized 2012, and Feb. 10 begins the Year of the Snake. Jamie Rutter, a Chinese studies and public relations and advertising student who graduated in 2012, currently works
for the Chicago Chinese Cultural Institute and spent a summer studying in Shanghai. Rutter explained that the Chinese New Year marks the end of winter and beginning of spring, or planting season. This tradition comes from the time when China was primarily an agricultural society. “According to legend, a monster would come attack a village every year at the beginning of spring,” said Rutter. “The different ways the villagers scared off the monster and celebrated have become traditions for the holiday.” Wearing red and igniting fireworks wards off these mythical beasts and became staples in the Chinese celebration. Jin said last year’s Year of the Dragon was particularly special. “(Dragons) are a symbol of authority, a symbol of the sky, of God,” said Jin.
“All Chinese rulers consider themselves descendants of the dragon. The dragon symbol carries special cultural meaning.” DePaul Chinese studies and economics student John Hackett also emphasized the power of the dragon in Chinese culture. “The emperors in ancient China would wear the (dragon) symbol on their robes, and nobody else was allowed to wear the dragon on their clothing, or else that would be seen as challenging the emperor,” said Hackett. “(The dragon) is a huge symbol of power. It’s a masculine thing.” Rutter said the Year of the Snake will have a different meaning. In Chinese culture, the little cousin of the dragon is considered cunning and graceful, but also dark and possessive. “You must follow certain superstitions to have good luck this year,” said Rutter.
CAMPUS CRIME REPORT: JAN. 23 - JAN. 29 LINCOLN PARK CAMPUS JANUARY 23 • A Theft report was filed for a student whose items were taken from an off-campus location. • A Theft from Vehicle report was filed for a student parked in the 990 W. Fullerton exterior parking lot. • A Damage to Property report was filed for damage to a vehicle from a person throwing a rock. Chicago Police were called and the offender was taken into custody.
JANUARY 25 • A Criminal Trespass to Land warning was give to the individual who damaged a vehicle.
• A Criminal Trespass to Land warning was given to an individual that was in the residence hall lobby of University Hall. Chicago Fire was called to the scene and the offender was taken to Illinois Masonic for treatment.
JANUARY 26 • A Possession of Marijuana report was filed for a room in McCabe Hall. Chicago police took the offenders into custody. • A Possession of Marijuana report was filed for a room in Sanctuary Hall. Chicago police took the offenders into custody. • A Possession of Drug Paraphernalia report was filed for a room in Clifton-Fullerton Hall.
JANUARY 27 • A Liquor Law Violation report was filed on a room in Centennial Hall. The Chicago Fire Department transported the students to Illinois Masonic Hospital. • A Simple Battery report was filed for a student in Belden-Racine Hall. Chicago police were called to the scene. • A Criminal Damage to Property report was filed for damage done to walls and desks at the Art Museum.
JANUARY 28 • A Theft report was filed for a person who had their tablet taken from their book bag at Richardson Library. • A Found Cannabis report was filed for a room in University Hall.
• A Harassment by Electronic Means report was filed for a student receiving emails from an unknown source. • A Suspicion of Cannabis report was filed for a room in Seton Hall. No drugs were found.
JANUARY 29 • A Suspicion of Cannabis report was filed for a room in Seton Hall. No drugs were found. • A Fire report was filed for 1237 W. Fullerton. There was smoke on the 5th and 6th floors of the building. • A Blown Transformer occurred in the alley between Seton Hall and 990 W. Fullerton. Students were evacuated from Seton Hall and relocated to 2400 W. Sheffield.
• A Burglary (non-forced) report was filed for a town house in Sanctuary Hall.
LOOP CAMPUS JANUARY 22 • A Theft report was filed on an Apple iPad taken from the DePaul Center.
JANUARY 23 • A Theft report was filed for an Apple iPad Mini taken from the DePaul Center.
JANUARY 24 • A Theft report was filed for a wallet taken from an unattended purse in the library.
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Is North Korea just crying wolf ? By KEVIN CLEMENZA Contributing Writer North Korea has made an alarming threat against the United States and its allies that continues a long history of aggression. The most recent activity began Dec. 12 when the country launched a satellite missile, which they said was for nonhostile purposes. The U.N. Security Council condemned North Korea’s
U.N. sanctions and refused to acknowledge them. North Korea’s state television station, KRT, broadcasted a message Jan. 25 that said, “if the puppet group of traitors takes a direct part in the U.N. 'sanctions,' the (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) will take strong physical countermeasures against it.” CNN reported Jan. 30 that a North Korean nuclear test will happen soon, but the exact date is unknown. U.S. officials are eyeing the developing situation
I think that everyone is familiar with the tactics that the North Koreans use.”
missile launch as a violation of the ban against nuclear and missile activity Jan. 22. The council, including North Korea’s ally China, punished Pyongyang with more sanctions and ordered the regime to refrain from a nuclear test or face “significant action.” The country’s leader Kim Jong Un rejected the new
ROBERT GATES, Former Sec. of Defense and are worried as well. The U.S. Defense Department seem both concerned and annoyed at the recent developments and the continued appropriation of nuclear arms. “We are very concerned with North Korea’s continuing behavior," said U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. "We are
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In this undated photo released by the Korean Central News Agency Jan. 27, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends a consultative meeting with officials in the fields of state security and foreign affairs at an undisclosed location in North Korea. fully prepared … to deal with any kind of provocations from the North Koreans. But I hope in the end that they determine that it is better to make a choice to become part of the international family.” Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates spoke on the issue as well. “I think that everyone is familiar with the tactics that the North Koreans use," said Gates. "They create a crisis and the rest of us pay a price to return to the status quo.” "If you go by what little activity we see and by their
rhetoric, which is usually consistent with their actions, it's a good bet they will do (a test) soon,” said an unnamed official, according to a CNN report. “The trash talk has reached such a crescendo that by their own ego, we don't see how they back down. But let me be clear, the physical signs don't show imminence, because the major activity is underground.” "North Korea is a rogue state with nuclear weapons and no viable economy,” said Daniel Kamin, a DePaul international studies professor. “Periodically,
the government in Pyongyang increases its inflammatory and provocative rhetoric in order to get the attention of the American government.” Kamin explained that North Korea’s intention appears to be to pressure the United States into giving aid to the North Korean economy in exchange for restrictions on North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs. Kamin also said the Obama administration does not seem to have any interest in "buying the same horse twice” after the collapse of negotiations last year.
Boy Scouts reconsidering membership morals By MAUREEN PENLAND Contributing Writer
The Boy Scouts of America announced Jan. 28 that they are considering repealing the controversial law that bans homosexuals from membership or leadership roles. According to NBC, Deron Smith, Boy Scouts director of public elations, said, “the chartered organizations that oversee and deliver scouting would accept membership and select leaders consistent with their organization’s mission, principles or religious beliefs … (individual parents) would be able to choose a local unit which best meets the needs of their families.” While announcing consideration to repeal the ban is a great stride toward complete equality, many pro-gay advocates think that this is only a starting point. “They’re taking the easy way out," said Christian Simpson, a junior at DePaul. "It’s not the best or right way to repair (their) image. At least they won’t be dealing with so many bureaucratic issues.” Other DePaul students feel similarly, but think it may be more than politics that have caused this recent reaction. “It didn’t really matter, everyone was naïve at that age or simply didn’t
even notice (if a member was gay),” said sophomore DePaul student and former Boy Scouts member Tyler Faila. “I don’t think this whole issue caught media attention until last year when the whole Chick-Fil-A thing happened.” Last year, Chick-Fil-A’s president, Dan Cathy, sent millions of gay rights groups and individuals into a furious frenzy after making controversial comments against gay marriage. The popular fastfood chain’s outright support of anti-gay organizations led to hundreds of petitions, strikes and heated interviews at many of the chain's restaurants. The Boy Scouts sister organization, The Girl Scouts of America, have long since made significant strides in their own policies regarding membership and sexual orientation. In fact, since 1991 The Girl Scouts of America have had a neutral standpoint on sexuality. Last year, the Girl Scouts made headlines when a transgendered child was denied membership to a local Colorado troop. Girl Scouts officials later issued a statement supporting the membership of Bobby Montoya. “If a child identifies as a girl, and the child’s family presents her as a girl, Girl Scouts of Colorado welcomes her as a Girl Scout.” So, why haven’t the Boy Scouts
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followed suit? This is the question hundreds of thousands of Americans have been asking for years. The fact is that the Boy Scouts receive nearly 70 percent of all monetary endorsements from religious organizations. Since its founding in 1910, the organization's main principle remains a “duty to God.” It is unclear where this principle is specifically outlined.
“I was recently removed as a Tiger Cub den leader with the Boy Scouts of America…just because I happen to be gay,” said Jennifer Tyrell, a former Boy Scouts troop volunteer. Tyrell’s situation made national headlines over the past few months. For years, the Boy Scouts have stood behind their controversial “standards” prohibiting membership or leadership of any and all homosexuals because they do “not meet the high standards of membership that the BSA seeks.” Mary Bellinger, a freshman at DePaul, seeks equality and diversity in all organizations in which she is a part of, hence choosing to attend DePaul. “Each member should be treated fairly and equally no matter their sexual orientation,” said Bellinger. “Having diversity within the groups would help teach the boy scouts to be more wellrounded and accepting of others. Including gay members and leaders will only enrich the program and show young boys what it means to be upright, kind-hearted young men.” The general consensus of the DePaul community stands that this small step may lead to greater advancements of equality in the future.
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BACKLASH IN FRANCE OVER GAY MARRIAGE
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President Francois Hollande's promise to legalize gay marriage was seen as relatively uncontroversial when it first came up as a campaign pledge. Then, as the debate began this week, his justice minister quietly issued an order to grant French birth certificates for children born to surrogates abroad. The news reopened a raw and unwelcome national debate about assisted reproduction as off-limits to all but heterosexual couples showing at least two years of companionship. Egg donation has been regulated nearly into non-existence, and surrogacy of any kind is punishable by a prison term. Despite France's liberal attitudes and socialist government, the country also has a strong Roman Catholic influence and prides itself on its strong support for traditional families. Justice Minister Christiane Taubira went before a raucous parliamentary session Wednesday to defend her order, half the lawmakers giving her an ovation and another sizeable group trying to jeer her into silence. “You're encouraging methods that are illegal in our country, that are an attack on human dignity,” Jean-Francois Cope, the opposition leader, accused her of Wednesday. “Children become objects, objects that can be bought and sold.”
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ICELANDIC GIRL GRANTED RIGHT TO USE BIRTH NAME REYKJAVIK, ICELAND
A 15-year-old Icelandic girl, left, has been granted the right to legally use the name given to her by her mother, despite the opposition of authorities and Iceland's strict law on names. Reykjavik District Court ruled Jan. 31 that the name "Blaer” can be used. The decision overturns an earlier rejection by Icelandic authorities who declared it was not a proper feminine name. Until now, Blaer Bjarkardottir had been identified simply as "Girl” in communications with officials. Like a handful of other countries, including Germany and Denmark, Iceland has official rules for naming a baby. Names are supposed to fit Icelandic grammar and pronunciation — choices like Carolina and Christa are not allowed because the letter "c” is not part of Iceland's alphabet.
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Latvia passed legislation Jan. 31 that brought it one step closer to European Union membership. Latvia, which became independent from the former Soviet Union in 1991, intends to send a formal request to the European Union next month asking permission to adopt the euro. Latvia's center-right government believes that becoming a member of the euro bloc will attract investors to the small, open economy that at the start of the global financial crisis, between the years 2008 to 2010, saw economic activity collapse by nearly 25 percent. The country had to borrow €7.5 billion ($10.2 billion) in bailout funds from lenders such as the EU and International Monetary Fund in order to avoid bankruptcy. Given the antipathy against the 14-year-old euro within the single currency zone, it may seem somewhat of a surprise to find a country even mulling the possibility of joining. Latvia's neighbor Estonia was the last country to adopt the euro at the start of 2011. Addressing lawmakers Thursday, Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis said introducing the euro was part of Latvia's strategy to cope with the economic crisis. "From an economic standpoint, right now Latvia is at the crisis' finish line," he said. "Introducing the euro symbolically ends the period of tough economic reforms and secures the state's further development."
Seeking child support reform in Illinois By CALLIE BRETTHAUER Staff Writer
About two years have passed since the Illinois Child Support Advisory Committee recommended that Illinois change the way it calculates child support. Despite this recommendation and the fact that 38 states have already reformed their child support calculation models since the 1980s, Illinois appears to be less motivated to act quickly in updating a system that is outdated. “I think it affects a lot of people and doesn't get talked about much,” said Todd Bottom, an advanced doctoral student at DePaul who has been studying divorce and fathers' well-being. “Awareness needs to be created. I think that students here at DePaul could benefit tremendously from knowing about this current form. Many of them are or were affected in one way or another by the divorce of their own parents.” The current model Illinois uses is called “percentage of obligatory net income.” Under this model, the noncustodial parent
pays a flat percentage of his or her income based on the number of children. It fails to take into account the income of the parent who has custody and the amount of time the noncustodial parent spends with the child. “Our formulas and how we calculate how much should be paid are out of whack with the rest of the United States,” said Mike Doherty, chair member of the Children's Rights Council of Illinois, which advocates for cooperative and shared parenting.
Our formulas ... are out of whack with the rest of the United States."
Mike Doherty, Children's Rights Council of Illinois The newly proposed income shares model looks at each parent's income and considers how much time the noncustodial parent spends with the child. Under the current model, how much the custodial parent earns is irrelevant. “It is more rational economically,” said
Doherty. “It simply makes sense. Both parents are responsible for their child. That joint responsibility doesn't disappear when there's a divorce. Both should bear some sort of obligation for the child financially, not just one.” The new model is about more than just financial fairness. It is better for the child since it will result in less conflict and, therefore, fewer custody battles. Other states with the updated income shares model, said Doherty, have shown a decrease in conflicts over the custody of a child. Despite agreeing that there should be a transition to an income shares model, the Illinois Child Support Advisory Committee, a group whose task is to periodically review the state's child support guidelines, is still in the process of constructing a legislative draft to present to the General Assembly. It was expected to be presented last spring. Michael Gerhardt, who consults with the Illinois Fathers and other organizations that are active in family court reform, said that the issues lie with the specifics of the formula and how parenting time is factored in. Currently, said Gerhardt, the battle is
whether to use a gross or net model when looking at each parent's income. “No one has shown or agreed on a formula as they are too engrossed in the gross versus net argument,” said Gerhardt. The other even greater battle is determining how much time a parent needs to spend with the child in order for it to play a factor in determining child support. Illinois is proposing that the noncustodial parent has to have at least 40 percent overnight time. “My opinion is that it makes no sense,” said Gerhardt. “The goal is for a child to be able to be supported when with either parent. At what percentage of time does a parent have fixed costs such as providing a bed, clothes and utilities? I guarantee that it is less than 40 percent.” The members of the Child Support Advisory Committee include politicians, lawyers, judges and legislators. Who lacks representation, said Gerhardt, are parents. More specifically, he said, obligor parents who will be affected the most are missing. An updated system is long overdue. Despite this, the process still remains an extensive one, and the reform is not likely to be introduced until next year.
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Recover from wild nights or chronic fatigue at River North clinic
BY NATALIA HERNANDEZ Contributing Writer
Just barely stumbling onto the train, you wonder, “Have mornings always been this bright? Have these train announcements gotten louder?” Sound familiar? If so, you might want to step off the train at the Chicago stop on the Brown Line. There you will find Revive Hydration Clinic at 222 W. Ontario St. The River North clinic is furnished in plush white couches, television screens and IV stands with bags of clear solution tethered to patients wrapped in blankets sitting in comfortable chairs. The receptionist meets you at the front door and escorts you to Dr. Jack Dybis, the man behind Revive, who then releases you to a fully licensed and accredited nurse. Yet Revive is not a hospital. It is more like a spa. “Our five main target groups are people who have colds and flus, athletes, people who are hung over, people with jet lag or chronic fatigue,” said Dr. Dybis. “Also, women seem to like it for the health and beauty aspects – ‘beauty from within’ rather than using topical aspects.” For $99 and an hour of your time, you can forgo the nausea of whatever dehydration ailment pains you and receive instant rehydration. Revive Hydration Clinic's array of IV-administered medications, vitamins and antioxidant nutrition bypass the digestive system to “dramatically expedite the overall recovery process,” according to the clinic. But some have their concerns. Unique Love, a public relations and advertising student at DePaul, finds this quick-fix clinic “unhealthy and ridiculous,” not for the vitamins in the drip, but for what seems like an inability to accept the consequences of ill-fated choices. “I feel it gives irresponsible people an excuse to be more irresponsible with the idea that they can just pay to fix their problem,” said Love. “When you know there is something to cure your hangover, you wouldn’t care how much you drink.” Although the clinic reminds their clients that they do not condone overindulgence and that they specialize in other areas besides the “hangover cure,” the truth is the same. We are so bothered by our body’s natural warning signals that we cannot take the time to
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A young woman looks away as a licensed nurse starts an IV at Revive Hydration Clinic on 222 W. Ontario St. in Chicago. This hydration clinic helps patients with chronic fatigue, colds, hangovers, jet lag and the flu. heal ourselves without blowing our college book budget for a hangover cure. Of course, there is never a right time to start getting those icky flu-like symptoms, a hangover or that worn-out feeling from working all those hours on projects, but sometimes it is quite necessary to isolate yourself, climb into bed and call up mom for a special order of soup and healing. “For those who have the money and time, and this sort of treatment works for you, then go ahead,” said Stephanie Arroyo, a junior business administration and finance student. “But I say tough it out, because I’d rather stay in bed … and sweat it out with some spicy soup.” Rehydration is nothing new to medical students, paramedics, military personnel and athletes as one of the most important aspects of wellbeing and recovery. What is new is a way to rehydrate yourself without spending thousands of dollars in the emergency room. “The overall concept of the clinic is wellness,” said Dr. Dybis. “We want to give people back time that they would have lost otherwise due to illness … I think nowadays, things happen at such a fast pace … that what we’re doing is giving people the gift of time and trying to help people out – to basically live a better and more productive life, and a happier life.”
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Facebook’s new graph search tool raises privacy concerns BY JACKIE TORTORELLO Contributing Writer Facebook users are now able to link their own interests to the shared content, tags and photos of other members through the site’s new graph search tool. This tool provides a new wave of inquiry and social suggestion. It is a journalist’s dream as shared content is tracked and extensively organized. Prior to the invention of this seek-and-find machine, Facebook’s main function was to let users connect and communicate with people they already knew. What makes the graph search tool more significant than other search engines or social media monsters is its ability to insert personal details. This not only pertains to the user’s friends, but also to strangers. “It makes me take a harder look at who’s in my circle of friends,” said Amy Merrick, a journalism professor at DePaul. Graph search invades compilations of online profiles, but it can also filter out topical details like location, gender and occupation. It differs from Google because its content is all generated through Facebook. However, all queries bring up new information based on connections to friends or friends of friends. With hundreds of input options, the search criteria are endless. “Graph search is a more precise way of crowd sourcing,” said Jeff Kirk, a senior at DePaul. This makes things much easier for journalists, as it will
PROTECTING YOUR FB PROFILE: • Restrict “likes”to your close friends • “Unlike” inappropriate pages
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., Jan. 15. Zuckerberg introduced “graph search," a new service that lets users search their social connections for information about their friends’ interests, and for photos and places.
If you don't have a personal introduction to that person then you don't know their agenda or even if they're telling the truth.”
provide connections that would otherwise take a long time to make. The unknown content also offers fresh story ideas. However, within this virtual form of instant gratification, verification is always an issue. “If you don’t have a personal
AMY MERRICK, journalism professor introduction to that person then you don’t know their agenda or even if they’re telling the truth,” said Merrick. The search tool is not only challenged to objectify a new platform of truth, but also questions the issue of identity. With fraud so prevalent in a
technological society, perhaps the most investigative reporters could stumble into a lie. Regardless, any advancement in social networking can be looked at as an advancement for mankind. As journalists work to recognize stories of hope, innovation and prosperity, this social search engine aids them. As connections are made and journalists are aided, the public will eventually be able to recognize an online form of transcendentalism.
• Hide “friends” list, relationship statuses and photo albums you wish to remain private • Untag yourself from compromising photos • Check privacy settings frequently
Unnecessary luxury: Apple iPad 4 ready to be released Feb. 5 BY OGECHI EMECHEBE Contributing Writer
Well, it is that time of the year again. Apple’s iPad 4 will be released Feb. 5. This newest gadget includes a 9.7-inch retina display and 128 GB. The iPad 4 is basically the same as its predecessor, the only improvements being its storage size and retina display. But with just those two differences, this new model will cost a whopping $799. “With twice the storage capacity and an unparalleled selection of over 300,000 native iPad apps, enterprises, educators and artists have even more reasons to use the iPad for all their business and personal needs,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing. Sure, it may be useful, but is this new iPad really all that necessary? Americans are already
standing outside for days to buy it. But the iPad 4 will not be in the Apple spotlight for long. There are rumors about a new iPhone in the making as well. Leaked images of what some say may be the new iPhone 5S and/ or 6 have surfaced on the Internet. Although nothing has been confirmed, there is talk that the new model will be available in a variety of colors instead of the standard white and black. Without question, we always flock to grab the latest gadget every time Apple debuts
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one, but next time we should ask ourselves, “Do I really need this?” While it may be easy to say yes, we should consider how much money as a nation we are investing in these gadgets. According to SquareTrade, an industry leading consumer electronics protection plan provider, a new study was released highlighting that broken or damaged iPhones have cost Americans $5.9 billion since their release in 2007, which is more money than Obama and Romney spent on their campaigns combined in the 2012. Americans are addicted to
Apple products, and studies have shown we invest a lot in these products. And the statistics keep rising each year. The average American household spent $635 on Apple products in 2012, whereas $444 was spent in 2011 and only $150 when the products first debuted in 2007. This new iPad is just another gimmick for Apple and an excuse for us to squander our money. Think about it. The new iPhone 5 was released in September 2012, but there are talks that the new one may debut by the end of the summer. That is just a little less than a year since its predecessor was released. With so many Apple products on the market that serve the same basic function, all these new and updated versions are getting out of control. With America’s economy still in the pits, it would not hurt to see more Americans standing in line for days for a job, not a product that they will probably replace in six months.
The opinions in this section do not necessarily reflect those of The DePaulia staff.
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3827 N. Lincoln Ave. Located just off of the Addison Brown Line stop, Delicious Café can be described as eclectic, charming and quaint. Every item of the menu is both vegan and tastebud friendly. The café is home to tea, coffee, smoothies, chai, pie, scones, breakfast sandwiches and much more. A favorite dish is the cranapple pie which goes quite well with a Florentine (half coffee and half hot chocolate).
January and February are notorious for being boring months, especially when the weather is cold. In these two months, it is easy to feel like there is nothing to do when you have to spend so much time indoors. Plus, staying within the campus perimeters can get old pretty quick. I decided to go around the city and look at coffee shops and cafés that were off the beaten path. These would be excellent places to go to pass the time, go on a date or study somewhere that isn’t
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City Grounds 507 W. Dickens Ave. City Grounds is the closest café to the Lincoln Park campus, and a mere 10-minute walk from the Armitage Brown Line stop. City Grounds is small but quiet, and it’s a good place for studying. The shop is decorated in a modern-minimalist style. Menu items include pie, croissants, cookies, scones and gourmet cheese. The daily coffee menu includes a wide range of espresso and coffee from around the world as well as seasonal drinks. City Grounds has tea as well, which is served in glass teapots.
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Going for Grammy gold Grammy Awards air this Sunday on CBS By ALLYSSA CAMPBELLSAWYER Contributing Writer
Every February, recording artists eagerly anticipate music’s biggest night – the Grammy Awards. For first-time nominees, a victory could skyrocket their career. For previous winners, adding another Grammy to their collection could further establish their credibility. Performers pull out all the stops to make their mark in the history books. Whether you’re an artist or spectator, Grammy night is truly explosive. This year’s awards will be hosted for the second year in a row by rapper LL Cool J. The rapper is all too familiar with the Grammy festivities, as he has hosted the Grammy nominations concert – televised every December – since its inception in 2008. The awards ceremony will also take place from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. As far as nominations go, there are six musical acts that all have six nominations each: R&B singer Frank Ocean, rock band Mumford and Sons, indie pop band Fun., Dan Auerbach of rock band The Black Keys, and rappers Kanye West and Jay-Z. Out of these artists, Kanye West, JayZ,and Mumford and Sons received the majority of their nominations from the award categories dedicated to their specific genres. Mumford and Sons gained
recognition for their work on their album “Babel,” while West and Jay-Z were applauded for their collaborative efforts on their album “Watch the Throne.” On the other hand, Frank Ocean, Dan Auerbach and Fun. received the bulk of their nominations from the most coveted Grammy categories: Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Best New Artist. These awards are the most highly honored at the Grammys because the nominees may be from any genre of music. Therefore, if an artist is nominated – or better yet, wins – in one of these categories, they have conquered all other artists across every genre, at least until the next award season. The award for Record of the Year is awarded to the performing artist or artists of a song. The winner is determined based on the overall popularity of the song as well as its quality. The nominees
this year include “Lonely Boy” by The Black Keys, “We Are Young” by Fun. (featuring Janelle Monae), “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” by Kelly Clarkson, “Thinkin’ ‘Bout You” by Frank Ocean, “Somebody That I Used to Know” by Gotye (featuring Kimbra) and “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” by Taylor Swift. Conversely, the award for Song of the Year is presented to the songwriters of the song. This means that the performing artist only receives this award if they participated in the writing process. The winner is decided upon based more upon how well the song is written. The nominees this year are “Adorn” by Miguel, “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen, “The A Team” by Ed Sheeran, “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” by Kelly Clarkson and “We Are Young” by Fun. (featuring Janelle Monae). Album of the Year is awarded
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CLOCKWISE, FROM TOP LEFT: Grammy nominies Kelly Clarkson, Fun., Hunter Hayes, The Lumineers. to the performing artist, all other artists featured on the album, the producers and engineers involved with the creation of the music. The quality of the album as a whole establishes the winner. The nominees are “Babel” by Mumford & Sons, “El Camino” by The Black Keys, “Some Nights” by Fun., “Channel Orange” by Frank Ocean and “Blunderbuss” by Jack White. And finally, the award for Best New Artist is reserved for an artist that has made a noticeable mark on the music industry within the past year. Past winners of this award have gone on to become global superstars. The hopeful winners for 2013 are Frank Ocean, Fun., Hunter Hayes, The Lumineers
and Alabama Shakes. Other notable nominees, recognized in their specialized genres, include Maroon 5, Rihanna, Pink, Drake, Florence + the Machine and Carrie Underwood. In addition to the distribution of awards, the Grammys will be jam-packed with a superstar lineup of performers including Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Rihanna, The Lumineers, Fun., Miranda Lambert and The Black Keys. Music’s biggest night is sure to be an electrifying experience for all involved. The 55th Annual Grammy Awards will air Sunday, Feb. 10 on CBS.
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Rihanna at London Fashion Week She is one of the most talked about stars on the planet. But this week she nabbed attention not for a posed photo on Instagram or the never-ending Chris Brownsaga, but instead, Rihanna was the focus of many fashion journals and blogs. The starlet released a behind-the-scenes video featuring a new fashion line. Rihanna’s collaboration with British brand, River Island, will be presented at London Fashion Week in February. The collection, available for purchase March 5, makes Rihanna one of the latest in a long line of singers-turneddesigners. But not all those who
have tried their hand at fashion design are privileged enough to show at Fashion Week. In fact, getting a timeslot for a show is a feat that even some well-known, respectable designers have not been able to accomplish. So, what does this say about the state of the fashion industry when Rihanna is showing in London and Kanye has collections in Paris? Like anything else, there are pros and cons that come with celebrities playing fashion designer, but it can not be denied that the worlds of music and fashion have a long and elaborate history of influencing each other. The difference today is the amount of credibility that is being given to these insta-designers, but not all are created alike. We have socialites like Miley Cyrus who
put out a collection for Wal-Mart. No one is going to think she is designing for the Lincoln Center spot come Feb. 7. Then consider people like Jennifer Lopez and Sean “Diddy” Combs who have had a significant amount of success and showed collections during NYFW. But are they design visionaries? No. They can be thought of more as business people with a good team behind them. Finally, we are left with the few who have actually managed to be taken seriously. The best example of this is Victoria Beckham. As a fashion icon herself, Beckham was inspired by her own signature look, creating well-received collections and dressing stars like Blake Lively and Gwyneth Paltrow. One can
only speculate where Rihanna ready-to-wear collection during will land after her first attempt at Spring 2012 Paris Fashion Week, breaking into the design industry, the idea of Mr. West’s creations because showing at Fashion joining the ranks of Alexander Week is impressive, but does McQueen and Givenchy was not guarantee success. The best met with heavy skepticism and example of this is the disaster that occasional laughter. But after was Lindsay Lohan for Ungaro. the show, the idea of West as French design house Ungaro a designer was met with much was hoping for a comeback, but less skepticism. Reviews were became a laughing stock instead. not impeccable, but everyone The official website has no was expecting much worse to evidence that the collaboration say the least. When his Fall 2012 with Lindsay Lohan ever collection was shown, again in happened, and Estrella Archs, Paris, criticism was better, but designer for Ungaro at the time, still no piece written was without stepped down from her position mention of West as the rapperat the design house turned-designer. No The singer won't matter how much a matter of months have the critical Kanye wants to be after the debacle. However, that was eyes of the most the creative genius Lindsay Lohan, prominent editors to end all creative so the probability and designers on geniuses, he just that Rihanna will her. They'll be too isn’t going to be suffer the same fate taken seriously by busy reviewing is slim. After all, the fashion elite, or what the real fash- at least not yet. Rihanna is starting ion heavy-hitters on the smaller side There is no are putting on the denying by opting to team that runway. with River Island, fashion has a hand a label sold in in shaping the rest stores only in the of the entertainment UK and through online retailers world. With pairings like Tom like ASOS. This should prove to Ford and Justin Timberlake, be a smart choice as the singer Mathew Williamson and Sienna won’t have the critical eyes of Miller, and Alexander Wang and the most prominent editors and Azealia Banks, celebrities have designers on her—they’ll be too proven to be go-to muses for busy reviewing what the real designers as well. But when it fashion heavy-hitters are putting comes to the entertainment on the runway. industry and the runway, it just So, is another celebrity might be best to keep the stars in fashion line going to shake the front row. up the industry? Doubtful. It will continue to be about the Lagerfelds, Philos and Jacobs LEFT: Rihanna in New York of the world that will make an from Nov. 20, 2012. Riimpact. But don’t tell the one hanna’s collection for British celebrity that might actually be brand River Island is slated serious about this whole fashion for its debut next month during London Fashion Week on thing: Kanye West. Before premiering his first Feb. 16.
Former LCD Soundsystem frontman spins at The Mid The rectangular venue was filled to capacity with devout LCD Soundsystem fans; fans of their former frontman James Murphy; and, from my speculations, some only there for dancing and bottle service. None of these groups were unfamiliar sights at the West Loop-located venue The Mid. Men of all walks of life dressed in suits to jump on couches and sweat bullets, fist pumping to the skillful demonstration of unconventional house funk. Murphy performed his revamped DJ set Jan. 25, his third visit to The Mid, and his set contained as much soul as you could possibly squeeze into a DJ set. Since his departure from LCD, the decision to delve into the electronic music scene on his own was an obvious next step in his career. Murphy talked to the Huffington Post last year about his decision to move into DJing. “It's my job now. It really is – people ask me why I'm DJing now, and it's my only job. I'm building a house. I got to pay bills,” said Murphy. “We're long past the time of bands my size retiring. When people sold hundreds of thousands of records, sure, you could retire.” Wavefront Music Festival was the last time that Murphy was scheduled to perform in Chicago, but after a thunderstorm hit that afternoon he was forced to cancel.
While choosing to perform at The Mid restricted the audience to those over the age of 21, people of kinds, including some that looked like they could be on Jersey Shore with big heels and bigger hair, ventured out to attend the show. As he got on stage, so did his large stack of vinyl records. If you are anything like me, you too would have been judging his general musicianship in a positive light. Many DJs now work digitally, so the fact that Murphy used physical records set him apart from many other DJs. His combination of vocal tracks and African beat samples made for a diverse delivery that kept fans impressed. Murphy, of course, did not disappoint by playing LCD Soundsystem-inspired, soulful ’70s style house tunes as well. It wasn’t until after LCD Soundsystem’s “Sound of Silver” was released in 2007 that the musician/producer gained a lot of his immediate success. Two years later, Pitchfork named the album’s track “All My Friends” the second best song of the decade, and a week later, the album was ranked in the top 20 of Pitchfork’s top 200 albums of the 2000s. If you’ve already made the connection between LCD Soundsystem and Arcade Fire, then you’ll be pleased to hear that news Pitchfork announced in December that “James Murphy is, indeed, in the studio with Arcade Fire working on their forthcoming album.” According to a feature in “Music
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James Murphy, former LCD Soundsystem frontman DJing at The Mid Jan. 25.
Week” about the Arcade Fire management team, "(Arcade Fire is) in with James Murphy on three or so songs, plus Markus Dravs who is a long-time collaborator,” said Scott Rodger, band manager. “They write too many songs – that's a good problem to have. There's around 35 songs with Arcade Fire, two albums-worth for
sure. The album will be released late next year.” The energetic crowd cheered Murphy on when he puts on his sweatshirt, when he takes off his sweatshirt, when the beat is about to drop and when the beat has finally fallen. Hopefully, he draws from this motivation when in the studio.
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'How I Met Your Mother' star stops by DePaul, talks career choices, HIMYM
A seemingly ordinary man in an ordinary gray pullover sweater and jeans walked up a set of stairs and onto a stage to stand in front of 600 eager DePaul University students Jan. 28. Students clapped, yelled and whistled. One student shouted, “I love you, Ted Mosby!” before the room grew quiet. Then the man of the night spoke his first words to the hushed room. “You guys are all expecting something, and I don’t really have anything,” he said. Students laughed loudly, making his first joke of the night a success. The guest speaker was Josh Radnor, the actor who plays Ted from the comedy series “How I Met Your Mother.” The DePaul Activities Board brought Radnor to the Lincoln Park Student Center for what turned out to be a muchanticipated Q-and-A session. Some students waited for more than an hour to get in. Those at the back of the line, which snaked out of the Student Center doors and around the building, were turned away. This ordinary-looking guy
who claimed he had nothing much to say attracted quite the crowd. Students asked an array of questions, from “Do you have a favorite superhero?” to “When did you realize you were famous?” His answer to the last one: “I think today.” Among other topics of discussion were Radnor’s philosophy on life and advice on how to choose the right career path. He spoke briefly about the show, but talked more about theater, movies and books. Radnor said that as much as he loved acting on-screen, he turned to live theater to bring him back to life. TV shows and live theater are only the beginning, however. Making his directorial debut with “Happythankyoumoreplease” in 2010, he has since made another movie, “Liberal Arts,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2012. He wrote, directed and acted in both movies. Reflecting on the theme of “Liberal Arts,” a movie about a college student and a 35-yearold alum trying to figure themselves out, he also offered a few anecdotes about his time at Kenyon College and growing up in suburban Ohio. Despite the variety of acting, writing and directing accomplishments he has made, Radnor is most widely known
for his role in “How I Met Your Mother.” The show is set in Manhattan and follows the social and romantic lives of Ted Mosby (Radnor) and his friends. Since its inception in 2005, “How I Met Your Mother” has earned six Emmy Awards. As a result, most of the students’ questions referred to the show. One young woman held a sign that said “Mother” with an arrow pointing to her. It was a reference to the title of Radnor’s show and the mystery surrounding whom Mosby eventually marries. Others asked about his favorite episode and how much he thinks he resembles his character. He said the most memorable episodes were the ones in which he had to stand in the rain. But despite the seven years he has played Ted Mosby, he said he doesn’t think he resembles him all that much. Another student asked Radnor a more personal question – would he give her a hug? He politely declined. There was too much to do and too many questions to answer, he said, but maybe later. After speaking for an hour and a half, Radnor answered his last question, but a dozen students kept their hands in the air as they waited for him to answer just one more. He thanked the audience and said twice that he had a genuinely
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'How I Met Your Mother' star Josh Radnor talks to a packed crowd at the Lincoln Park Student Center Monday, Jan. 28. good time at DePaul. Then Radnor walked off the stage, leaving the students as he found them – clapping and
cheering for the ordinary man who captured their attention extraordinarily well.
Worth the long wait for 'Long.Live.A$AP' In 2009, A$AP was just another well-dressed, semiknown rapper uploading videos to YouTube. Now in 2013, A$AP Rocky is a household name. Following the successful release of his 2011 mixtape “Live.Love. A$AP,” the RCA/Polo Grounds debut was considered the most anticipated debut hip-hop album of the year. Despite an early leak of the album, the New York City native was still able to move more than 140,000 units in his first week putting him at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 charts. The 24-year-old Harlem man broke on the scene in 2010 when his single “Peso” was put into heavy rotation on New York City radio station Hot 97. Shortly after, the seemingly overnight Internet sensation and fashion connoisseur was everywhere (literally, he was at the Knicks game, then Fashion Week in Paris). With his style reminiscent of OutKast (sometimes he’s Big Boi, sometimes he’s 3 Stacks), A$AP channels Houston’s chopped and screwed trap music
Chanel clothing. Due to the fact that Rocky has only been in the rap game for a short time, I can excuse his misdirection and just hope his future projects will provide more clarity and not just strategically placed similes. But for now, I take the album for what it is: exactly what my ears and hiphop needed. I still wonder how so many current hip-hop artists release flawless mixtapes,
yet miss the mark with their commercially-released albums. Don’t think Rocky didn’t call in a few favors for “Long Live A$AP” though. The album has a stacked lineup featuring 2012 allstar Kendrick Lamar, SchoolBoy Q, Drake, 2Chainz, Santigold, Skrillex, Gunplay, A$AP Ferg, Joey Bada$$, Yelawolf, Danny Brown, Action Bronson and Big K.R.I.T. "Long.Live.A$AP": 3/5 stars
Key Tracks: uGhetto Symphony (featuring Gunplay & A$AP Ferg) and has adopted clear West Coast and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony influences. These multiple facets have allowed him to create a unique sound that travels far beyond his Harlem roots. And although he is relatively new to the rap game, he has fortified a signature sound: a lyrical flair where he hovers and maneuvers over and around synthesized beats and deep basses with a Southern drawl, promptness and conviction.
Although his persona and lyrical style are extremely charismatic, his album lacks direction (mostly because his style is so broad) due to borrowing influence from nearly every sub-genre of hip-hop. Rocky’s “Long Live A$AP” is boastful yet humble, provides heavy doses of drugs and women, and shares remnants of a harsh childhood. He raps about what he knows: cockroaches in the projects, cocaine in his drinks and
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Creativity thrives under adjunct professor Lin Kahn
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Paper improvisations to internalize concepts from Lin Kahn's professional development workshop.
Adjunct Professor Lin Kahn teaches Creativity and Adversity, a course that encourages students to re-discover their vast creative resources. The concept for the interdisciplinary course began with her master’s thesis about the relationship of creativity to adversity in graduate school at Case Western Reserve University.
Even in a third grade classroom where Kahn, as an artist-inresidence, asked students to first paint an abstract picture of a difficult emotion and then choreograph movement that expresses their art piece, she observed remarkable creative intelligence. Psychology, religion and art are the three elements that make up this course. Kahn creates a safe environment in her classroom that allows students to share their
hardships amongst their peers. “Students must first take a hardship, any kind of adversity, a life event or internal hardship that can interfere with actualizing their full potential,” said Kahn. “And through sublimation, a positive defense mechanism, students can re-channel negative emotion into something that is socially and culturally acceptable.” The goal is to make paradigm shifts about intrapersonal or interpersonal adversity through
“transcending works of art.” Students are allowed to choose any art form such as dance, poetry, painting, drawing, writing and music that expresses their internal conflicts or past struggles. An art form can be as simple as a sheet of paper. In one of her experiential learning exercises to both faculty members and students, Kahn directs students and colleagues to reconstruct a white plain sheet of paper to show their adversity. The second paper is used to express sublimation. The third paper is the finished piece representing transcendence which consistently symbolizes peace or freedom for students through making a paradigm shift. This simple yet deep exercise serves the purpose of this course, which is to teach that one can change their relationship to adversity and in the process of transcending they can discover their full creative potential. “Creativity and Adversity taught me more than an average college class,” said Jay Crimaldi, sophomore at DePaul University. “Everyone wants to be creative. Professor Kahn’s insight helps you discover that you have been creative all along – confidence, creativity and clarity for the creative thinker.” Kahn likes teaching this course to freshmen because she said that freshmen students are very open to new ideas and philosophies. Kahn said she believes in experiential learning because it enables students to internalize and integrate concepts in a deep and meaningful way. The course not only focuses on creating art, students are expected to learn about the history of famous artists in art, dance and music such as Picasso, Beethoven and Isadora Duncan. The final project includes a
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Professor Kahn in a performance. documented research paper along with an original art piece. One student felt lonely and distant from her friends and family at home so she made a video of herself, in which the camera shifts in distance every 10 seconds so that she appears far away from the camera. Another student who lost a friend to suicide made an abstract painting with blue, green, yellow and red splattered paint with a broken shattered glass glued to the front of the canvas. Each student had a story and each person re-discovered their creative ability in the 10-week course. “I think of the classroom as a collaboration to develop synergy,” said Kahn. “One of my teaching philosophies is that I am there to serve them.” Kahn will direct a multiartistic performance with undergraduate and graduate students at the DePaul Art Museum in April. Kahn will also teach a new sophomore seminar course through the Theatre School during spring quarter titled Diversity in Dance: Paradigm Shifting.
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Course cart musthaves By EMMA KOLANDER Contributing Writer
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Sally Field and Daniel Day Lewis as Mary Todd and Abraham Lincoln in Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln."
After the award season thusfar, the stage is set for who will (and should) win the biggest film honor of the year
By MIKE HORKY Contributing Writer
What Will Win: This is a very loaded category, with many films having an equal chance at winning the award. The only awards show that has given a Best Picture Award is the Golden Globes, where “Argo” and “Les Miserablés” took home awards. While it’s doubtful that “Les Miserablés” could win this category at the Oscars (musicals haven’t won since 2002 with “Chicago”), “Argo” could be the critical darling that the voters go for, and with its win at the PGA awards, Affleck’s film might take home the gold. The only other competition is “Lincoln,” which has the power of the biopic, a genre with a lot of say in the Best Picture category. What Should Win: While it would be a pleasant surprise to see Behn Zietlin’s “Beasts Of The Southern Wild” take home the gold, the most deserved film is David O. Russell’s “Silver Linings Playbook.” It is a near-perfect film, incorporating humor and drama perfectly. It’s expertly directed, brilliantly acted and smartly written. It revitalized the romantic comedy genre, which for many years has been bland and repetitive. “Silver Linings Playbook” is a breath of fresh air, and a comedy is long overdue to win the award.
Who Will Win: At this point, Steven Spielberg seems to be the top contender. If Ang Lee hadn’t won the award in 2005, he might have had a better chance at this ceremony. But, Spielberg’s biopic of our 16th president has all the scale, grandeur and class that Academy voters eat up. While he doesn’t necessarily do anything special with “Lincoln,” Spielberg’s name alone is bound to generate some support and some votes. If he wins the Directors Guild of America (DGA) award, then he’s most certainly a lock-in for the Oscar.
However, with Ben Affleck’s multiple wins at the Globes and the Critics’ Choice Awards, it’s not necessarily a clear race. Had Spielberg won both it would be an undisputed win, but until the DGA Awards, nothing is set in stone. Who Should Win: Everyone who isn’t Spielberg or Lee deserves this award, but it would be nice to see David O. Russell take home the gold. He handled his ensemble cast brilliantly, and took a subject of mental illness and made a film out of it, all while refusing to make it sappy or overly sympathetic. Instead, he created a layered, honest and funny romantic comedy – the most phenomenal in years. His dedication to his craft and ability to handle such heavy subject matter in a respectable manner is enough of a reason to give Russell the gold.
Who Will Win: Daniel Day-Lewis will win the Oscar with no question. His multiple wins from Screen Actors Guild (SAG), the Globes and almost every film society in America make him the top contender and the unprecedented victor. His portrayal of Abraham Lincoln is uncanny, and the dedication he puts into his performances is unmatched. His only challenge is the fact that he’s won the Oscar twice before in the same category, and Academy voters may not be willing to give him a third Oscar so soon. However, with the lack of wins from the other nominees, Lewis has very little to worry about. Who Should Win: If by some chance Daniel-Day Lewis loses Academy support, the most deserved is Joaquin Phoenix for his visceral performance in “The Master.” He transformed himself, and created this mentally insane persona for a film that is, in its own right, brilliant. Few actors can pull off the kind of intensity that Phoenix did for this role. His Freddie Quell is creepy, dangerous and captivating. He makes his audience loath him as well as sympathize with him,
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Ang Lee's "Life of Pi." making his performance one of the most brilliant of the year.
Who Will Win: Before the SAG awards, it would have been the majority opinion that Jessica Chastain would take home the Oscar for her stunning performance in “Zero Dark Thirty.” However, with Jennifer Lawrence’s win at the SAG awards, as well as the Golden Globes, the Oscar appears to be in her favor. Along with Chastain’s loss, the major controversies surrounding “Zero Dark Thirty” could severely hurt her chances of even being a contender for the Oscar. At this point, it seems Lawrence will take home the gold. Who Should Win: Jennifer Lawrence is the more deserving actress out of the five, though that’s not to say the other four performances aren’t very good, because they are in their own way, brilliant. But Lawrence’s portrayal of a bipolar woman trying to find her peace of mind in “Silver Linings Playbook” is superior. She brings the film much of its heart and humor, and she commands every scene she’s in. Lawrence commits to the role, giving an honest performance that balances comedy and drama brilliantly.
The new course catalogues for spring and summer quarters, released Jan. 28, reveal countless class options that are anything but boring. Whether you have major requirements to fulfill or are looking for fun electives to give yourself a breather, virtually every department offers unexpected classes that go beyond the traditional lecture. After taking a look at the new course catalogue, your choices have been narrowed down to five courses that you might want to check out: 1. DC 125 Digital Still Photography for Non-majors: Offered by the Digital Cinema department, this course gives you the perfect opportunity to finally learn how to take those artsy city shots. Not only will you learn about the history, aesthetics and interpretation strategies of still photography, but you will also get hands-on experience shooting, editing and printing your own photos. (Note: You must provide your own digital camera and pay an additional course fee). 2. WGS 255 Deconstructing the Diva: Now if this title isn’t attention-grabbing enough, maybe a brief description will help. This course, part of the Women's and Gender Studies program, explores “what it means to be...a woman” by looking at historical contexts through everything from film to art. And men, don’t think that this class is just for the ladies. It may be the key to unlocking the mystery of women! 3. SNC 185 The Beatles and the Creative Process: You may be able to hum their most popular tunes, but do you really know the Beatles? The School for New Learning offers a course which will help to broaden your understanding of the Beatles’ influence on culture, society and politics by examining their work from a musical and historical perspective. Besides, you can never go wrong rocking out to “Penny Lane.” 4. SW 275 Body, Mind, and Spirit: Yoga and Meditation: When you think of a science class, “yoga” isn’t usually the first thing to come to mind, right? Wrong! Classified as a “Scientific World” course, this class explores the scientific and philosophical benefits of yoga through reading various related materials and learning the poses. Here's an actual excuse to wear yoga pants to class. 5. HSP 333 International Wine Education and Management: This class, part of the “Hospitality Leadership” category, gives you a taste (literally!) of the “world of wine” by studying the export and production process of wine across the world and testing different varieties yourself. It’s time to become a wine connoisseur! And not to be the bearer of bad news, but students must be 21 or older to enroll. Sorry, underclassmen. Registration for Spring and Summer quarter classes begins Feb. 11.
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DePaul student Charlie Wynne, better known as Sorry, Charlie.
Not so sorry, Charlie
By PARKER ASMANN Contributing Writer
As sophomore Charlie Wynne took the stage at the Lincoln Park Student Center Thursday evening, onlookers gazed in amazement as they saw not one, but three different guitars locked and loaded. Wynne, known as performer Sorry, Charlie, had
prepared an intricate performance for the crowd. Music has always been an important aspect in Wynne’s life. From the time he was a little kid, he would ride with his dad to work while listening to Goldfinger. A deep passion and appreciation for the world of music would soon follow for the aspiring musician. “My dad would just play
Goldfinger every day,” said Wynne. “It started with them and then I started to look into more bands from there.” By the time Wynne reached junior high, simply listening to music had not provided the certain feeling he had hoped for. Around the age of 12, Wynne walked over to his best friend’s house entirely unaware that his musical path would be forever changed.
Standing upstairs was Wynne’s best friend Jeff, playing “Original Prankster” by The Offspring on his slick, black Fender guitar. Wynne discovered then and there what he wanted to do – learn to play the guitar. “Jeff was really good at guitar, and I wanted to be just like him so I knew I had to learn to play the guitar,” said Wynne. As the years progressed and his time in high school came to a close, Wynne took his music in a new direction at the start of his freshman year of college. “I had made my own songs on guitar before, but I had never thought about putting words to them until I got to college,” said Wynne. As the result of a classroom assignment, Wynne was forced to perform a song that he had written in front of the entire class. After only recently deciding to seriously consider music, Wynne’s determination would be tested. “It was a nice way for me to test the waters,” said Wynne. “After that day I was a little bit more confident.” While freshman year progressed, so did the aspirations and visions of Wynne – now known as Sorry, Charlie. The music practice room of DePaul University dormitory Corcoran Hall proved to be the starting ground for his first songs. “A Foundation,” released in April 2012, was entirely recorded in that music room. “I had an 8-track recorder and one microphone to use, and I had
to make sure I recorded at odd hours so no one could hear me,” said Wynne. “It was a lot of fun to experiment with.” Soon after the completion of his freshman year, the summer brought about new opportunities and new material for the young talent. Wynne released “Speak Well” last August after a long summer of recording and testing out new material. Wynne’s hard work paid off as he was asked to play his first show at the Penny Road Pub in Barrington, Illinois near the end of the summer. “It was nerve-wracking, that’s for sure,” said Wynne. “But it was nice to play in front of a lot of familiar faces – it made things way more comfortable.” After having successfully completed his second show at DePaul’s Lincoln Park Student Center, Wynne is eager to hopefully play many different venues in the future. He has developed his own webpage where all of his music is available for anyone to hear and download at no cost. “Ideally I would like to keep playing shows,” said Wynne. “Hopefully each show I play provides new opportunities for me to play at new venues. I really have a lot of fun doing it.” When asked about where the name Sorry, Charlie came from, Wynne couldn’t help but smirk and chuckle at the question. “Literally every elementary teacher I had growing up said that to me, so I figured it had to be a good name to go with."
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The Chicago Roast: Lakeview East By JODIE LYONS Contributing Writer Between never-ending papers, rapidly approaching midterms, parttime jobs and internships, it’s hard
to be a college student without being a coffee-drinker. Instead of instantly turning to The Bean or Starbucks, grab your backpack and some friends and head over to Lakeview to support one of the many local independent coffeehouses.
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Located at 2934 N. Broadway St., Bow Truss Coffee Roasters not only serves as a cozy hangout, but also serves up cups of its own beans roasted right there in the café. With vintage toboggans hung on the walls, an old canoe to display their beans and a working turntable stereo made from antique suitcases, Bow Truss gives off a very industrial, yet quirkily rustic feel. The music is as eclectic as the café itself – ranging from Phil Collins, to Dolly Parton, to Bruce Springsteen and the employees are as sweet as the vanilla in their lattes. Suggestions: Since Bow Truss does roast its own beans, keep it simple and try out one of their signature roasts!
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Hop on the Brown Line north to Wellington and right off the stop you’ll run into Kickstand Espresso Bar. Brewing Metropolis Coffee, a favorite local roaster, Kickstand definitely does not disappoint. This smaller café provides a cozy, homey vibe with dark green walls, distressed wood paneling and simplistic art on the walls. Kickstand is located at 824 W. Belmont Ave. and it definitely doesn’t disappoint.
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By STEFANIE SAFAHI Contributing Writer The 55th annual Grammy Awards will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and air exclusively on CBS Feb. 10. With more than 81 different categories, we’ve narrowed down our top picks from this year’s list of nominations. 1. “Lonely Boy” by The Black Keys – Three out of the five nominations the Ohio rock duo secured are for this track, and rightfully so. Drummer Patrick
Carney lays down the foottapping backbeat while singerguitarist Dan Auerbach dishes out unforgettable guitar riffs and howling vocals to make for a great anthem. The track leaves longtime fans and casual listeners feeling more than satisfied. 2. “Cherry Wine” by Nas feat. Amy Winehouse – Less than 10 seconds in, the soulful voice of the late Amy Winehouse chimes in. Nas elegantly interrupts to paint a portrait of the girl of his dreams – his soul mate. Dug up from the musical vaults of 2008, this song pays homage to two talented voices. In one word, it is
timeless. The duet is nominated for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. 3. “Shake it Out” by Florence and the Machine – In the same vain of the band's successes “Dog Days Are Over” and the more recent “No Light, No Light,” the song nominated for Best Pop Duo/ Group Performance, counteracts the pleas of an aching heart with reflective optimism. Lead singer Florence Welch reaffirms her title as one of the most talented singers of our time with this single. 4. “Freedom At 21” by Jack White – The song is nominated for Best Rock Song, alongside The Black Keys, Mumford & Sons,
Muse and Bruce Springsteen. Nevertheless, Jack White’s single is a force to be reckoned with. There is a method to White’s madness that has earned him a place among rock ‘n’ roll legends. In “Freedom” he nearly raps lyrics, but between the strong instruments and his disturbed voice, White manages to make such disturbing lyrics sound insightful. It will be interesting to see who snatches the Grammy in this category. 5. “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” by Eli Young Band – Country might not be your cup of tea, but think of this song
as a mild taste of Nashville. It’s country, but not “drive-mydaddy’s-truck-into-your-barn” country. Rather, it’s more of a poetic testament to chasing dreams. The song has earned the group two nominations for Best Country Song and Best Country Duo/Group Performance. 6. “Adorn” by Miguel – This single is nominated for three different categories, including Song of the Year. It is slow, smooth and sensual in every way. Miguel’s striking falsettos and magnetic bass stand out especially and make for a truly captivating song.
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BLUE DEMON HARDWOOD REVIEW
Hrynko's game-winner lifts DePaul over Pitt By MATTHEW PARAS Senior Writer
DePaul guard Brittany Hrynko played all 40 minutes against Pittsburgh, but it was her last ten seconds that mattered most. Tied at 55 with 12 seconds to go, Hrynko caught the inbound pass and stormed down the court. She dribbled her way through double coverage and attempted a crowded layup from the free throw line with 4.2 seconds left. Hrynko nailed it. The late-game bucket gave the women’s basketball team a narrow win Tuesday evening as they extended their home court winning streak to 11 by beating Pittsburgh 57-55. “Coach told us in the huddle that we needed a basket. He wasn’t going to draw nothing up for us,” said Hrynko. “I knew a jump shot wasn’t going to cut it. If I missed, Coach would have told me that I had to get to the basket.” On a night where DePaul (16-5, 5-2 in Big East) was down to seven active players, Hrynko and fellow guard Chanise Jenkins stepped up in the second half to spoil the upset-minded Panthers. Together, the guards combined for 28 points (19 by Hrynko and nine by Jenkins) and found their rhythm from midrange. However, Pittsburgh (9-11, 0-6 in Big East) was in the game throughout. The Panthers led at halftime 25-24 and extended their lead to five at the beginning of the second half. Forward Asia Logan led the team with 15 points, six rebounds and four steals. Despite being winless in the Big East, Blue Demons head coach Doug Bruno said that Pittsburgh came to play. “They are 0-6, but I – we all – watched them
up on tape,” said Bruno. “They really have talented athletes and talented players. I’m proud of (our) players that stepped up and were able to bring home a tough game against a tough Big East opponent.” DePaul also saw a major contribution from forward Katherine Harry. The senior leader earned a double-double with 12 points and 14 rebounds. However, Harry’s most valuable contribution, her coach said, was her vocal leadership on the defensive end. “It was huge,” said Bruno, who clapped exuberantly when asked about Harry’s leadership. “Katherine demonstrated great leadership opportunities tonight and I was really proud of her as it was going on.” “I was just trying to tell them that we needed one stop on defense,” said Harry. “When we were down there in the second half, there’s not going to be a five-point play that gets it all back in one possession. We knew that we have to continue to make stops down the stretch and ‘oneand-out’ them.” Still, there were plenty of areas in which DePaul struggled. Bruno expressed his frustration regarding missed opportunities at the free throw line. The Blue Demons shot just 43.8 percent (716), including missing three separate foul shots that could have extended a 54-47 lead. Instead, Pittsburgh went on a 7-1 run that tied the game up in the last 12 seconds. For a moment it looked like Pittsburgh was on the verge of an upset in the Windy City until Hrynko’s late-game heroics. “I don’t care what anybody says when they look at the score and say DePaul only beat 0-6 Pitt by two,” said Bruno. “Pitt, at 0-6, is a very DENNIS GEORGES | The DePaulia talented basketball team. They’ve played everyBrittany Hrynko scored 19 points (7-19 FG), including the game-winbody tough this year. “They’re gonna beat some people. Thank ning layup with four seconds remaining, to propel the Demons past the Panthers Tuesday evening. God it wasn’t us tonight.”
Blue Demons fall in OT
By JULIAN ZENG Sports Editor
In their second meeting of the season, DePaul and St. John's battled to a 69-69 tie to head to overtime, before the Red Storm outlasted the Blue Demons in a 79-74 overtime decision Wednesday night. Brandon Young led four in double-figure scoring with a game-high 21 points (9-18 FG), while Cleveland Melvin added a quiet 10 points and 13 rebounds for his fifth double-double this season. DePaul (10-10, 1-6) trailed by just seven at halftime, then started the second half by chipping away at the lead. Young hit a couple crucial three-pointers, including one from straight away that tied the score at 58-58 with 7:14 left. Over the final seven minutes, the Blue Demons traded baskets with the Red Storm, neither team running away with a distinct advantage. Despite coming away with a commanding 5239 rebounding edge, and scoring 22 points off second chance opportunities as opposed to 10 by St. John's, DePaul couldn't build a run and take a decisive lead. D'Angelo Harrison, the second-leading scorer in the Big East, scored 17 points for St. Photo courtesy of AP John's but fouled out with 3:45 remaining. DeHead coach Oliver Purnell and the Blue Demons dropped to a 1-6 Paul went to the line to take a two-point lead, but St. John's came back to tie down the stretch. record in the Big East Conference.
In the extra period, Young's driving layup in the lane gave the Blue Demons a two-point advantage with 2:48 left before Sir'Dominic Pointer tied the game on the Red Storm's next possession. Over the final two minutes, St. John's scored six straight points for the 79-74 final. A crucial turning point came with less than a minute remaining, as Pointer raced down the court with the ball after a Young miss on the other end. Pointer rose for a dunk from outside the paint, but was fouled hard by Young from behind, awarded two free shots and the ball for falling victime to the flagrant foul. Young added five assists and three rebounds to his 21 points while Melvin went 6-for-6 from the free throw line, despite an inefficient 2-of-11 from the field. Jamee Crockett added 14 points and six rebounds and Moses Morgan scored 13 with five boards off the bench. Donnavan Kirk blocked five shots while adding six points and six rebounds for a solid all-around game. As a team, the Blue Demons went 18-for20 from the free throw line, as opposed to St. John's leaving 10 points at the stripe, shooting just 17-27. St. John's (14-7, 6-3 BIG EAST) got 13 apiece from JaKarr Samspon and Phil Greene, and took sole possession of third place in the Big East Conference.
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Should we care about the Pro Bowl?
By DAVID WEBBER Assistant Sports Editor
The two-week break between the NFL conference championship games and the Super Bowl has provided the public with numerous storylines revolving around the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers, this year’s participants in the big game. The NFL was still in action during the grace period, but you might have missed it if you weren’t paying close attention. In the 2013 Pro Bowl in Honolulu, Hawaii, the NFC defeated the AFC 62-35 in a game that had about as much drama as watching paint dry. The Pro Bowl has been chided over the past several years for the players’ subpar efforts and the general unimportance of the game itself. This has become particularly evident in the last six years, in which the average score has been 48-34 and the game has looked less and less like actual football. The specter of injury is always hovering over the game, which is the main reason there is little to no legitimate effort put forth by anyone on the field.
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Musical group Train performs during the NFL Pro Bowl pre-game show in Honolulu Jan. 27. It resembles little more than a backyard football spectacle where the plays are made up and the points don’t matter. So what should the NFL do with the Pro Bowl? Even the players recognize it’s a waste of time – 29 players starred in this year’s edition as replacements for guys who decided not to play due to injury or other reasons. Unfortunately, there’s no quick fix. Major League Baseball can
get away with the format of its All-Star game, in which the winning league gets home field advantage in the World Series, because the threat of injury is far less. The NBA can have a playground-like atmosphere at its All-Star game because that’s basically what the fans want to see from their favorite basketball players. But the NFL is stuck because it can’t make the Pro Bowl worth anything. It takes place right
before the Super Bowl, meaning many players can’t participate because they have to prepare for the game. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell can’t move the game to the middle of the season because the NFL is a week-toweek league and rest is necessary. In short, there is almost nothing the NFL can do to make the Pro Bowl more important. What Goodell can do, though, is build off of the game’s reputation as a fun-filled playground
matchup. The Pro Bowl will never hold any kind of significance, so why treat it like it should? Add in a skills competition, which has been done in years past but has since been discontinued. Fans would love to see a competition between Aaron Rodgers and Peyton Manning to see who is the most accurate quarterback. And who wouldn’t want to see Chris Johnson and Robert Griffin III go head-tohead to see who’s the fastest player in the league? The NFL could even create a celebrity game or a “rising stars” game like in the NBA. Despite the jokes and insults hurled at the game, chances are that the NFL will stay with its current format for the Pro Bowl. It generated a 7.7 overnight rating on NBC, which amazingly outdid the 7.6 rating garnered by Fox during the first game of this past season’s World Series. Football is king in America and people who love the game will do anything to watch it, whether the game is considered important or not. The ratings have been in a steady three-year decline, but as long as people keep tuning in, the Pro Bowl will live on.
"BULLS" continued from back page and the pessimistic fans had already begun looking toward the 20132014 season. Thibodeau acknowledged things were going to be tough without Rose and stressed how hard his team would have to play. In an interview with “The Chicago Sun-Times,” Thibodeau said, ‘‘I think if we’re doing the right things each and every day and everyone is putting everything they have into it, we’ll improve. I don’t think we can ever lose sight of how hard we’re going to have to play to be successful when we’re short-handed." Initially, defensiveminded Thibodeau pushed fundamentals on his new cast of players. The team played above expectations and at the end of the 2012 calendar year, the Bulls were 16-13, good enough for the No. 5 spot in the Eastern Conference. As 2013 rolled around, Thibodeau’s team caught fire. After two months of learning, Thibodeau’s philosophies started to stick and the players began to mesh. Even with the lack of a legitimate scorer, the team was streaking. The ability of the Bulls to win games on the road pushed them over the top. The team’s apparent mental toughness earned them the best record on the road in the NBA. At the start of their run in January, the
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Left: Coach Tom Thibodeau has held the Bulls together in Rose's absence, preaching defense and hard work. Right: Nate Robinson has been a key contributor to the Bulls' backcourt. Bulls collected road wins over top opponents in the East including the Miami Heat and New York Knicks. It was at this point it was very evident – this team is real with or without Rose. The team, which grew accustomed to surprising teams day in and day out, finished January with a 12-4 record. Combining defense and team chemistry, the Bulls became one of the most entertaining teams to watch. Other than their defense ranking third in points allowed per game,
there is no singular reason or player you can credit for their success. In a superstar league, a star scorer usually propels teams to victory. However, this Bulls squad embraces the more novel concept of getting valuable contributions from its entire roster. With veterans Carlos Boozer and Joakim Noah providing the team’s voice and leadership, the attitude is always there. This team embraces being the underdog. Speaking of underdogs, the team has
seen contributions from players who figured to be buried on the bench, including Nate Robinson and Jimmy Butler. Both have taken advantage of their minutes, with spark plug Robinson scoring 11.5 points per game and second-year Marquette product Jimmy Butler averaging a solid 6.9 points and 3.4 rebounds per contest. And now, Derrick Rose’s return is imminent. Rose, who was cleared for full contact by team doctors
last week, figures to return to the starting lineup after the All-Star break. Regardless of the Bulls’ success thus far, the fans don’t look at the team the same way without their superstar – the Bulls’ popularity has dwindled despite their winning ways. Meanwhile, Rose’s popularity has only grown during his time out. In light of his injury, Rose’s sponsor Adidas launched an ad campaign with the
simple but effective name “The Return.” Playing daily on national television, the whole country has become aware that Chicago’s superstar is coming back. Not only that, but Rose is coming back to a team that hasn’t lost much of a step in his absence. Now is the time for fans that hopped off the bandwagon to climb back in. The wheels have been oiled for another Bulls’ playoff run. “The Return” is near.
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McGhee (second from right, arms raised) celebrates with his teammates after a crucial basket against St. John's Jan. 19. three years also listen.” In addition to being DePaul’s version of Tony Robbins, McGhee helps his teammates improve on the court. He is one of the main guys on the scout team. McGhee is assigned to role play an opposing player, so he’ll scour film and impersonate that player during practice. Before the loss to St. John’s on Wednesday, McGhee played the part of dynamic Johnnie’s starter Jamal Branch during a scrimmage, shooting from deep and taking it to the basket like Branch does. It gives DePaul’s starting unit a taste of what they might see come game time. “He’s always working extremely hard,” head coach Oliver Purnell said of McGhee’s practice impact. “He’s always encouraging teammates. He’s always pushing the starters. And the big thing is he’s consistent every
day. You know which guy’s gonna show up.” Outside of basketball, McGhee is a sociable, upbeat person. “I’m outgoing,” said McGhee. “I try to be really social around here. Always speak to everybody, do what I can to make sure everybody’s having a good time here, happy.” Young said McGhee is a “jokester” off the court, and said that he and McGhee are like brothers. “He just likes to have fun and a good time,” Young said, “always smiling and keeping a smile on other people’s faces.” For the first two and a half years of his DePaul career, McGhee was a walk-on, but this quarter he earned a scholarship. DePaul had an unused one, so Purnell decided to give it to McGhee as a reward for his hard work and good attitude.
“I was really excited about it,” said McGhee. “It shows that coaches really are watching you, (and) are excited about what you’re doing on and off the court.” McGhee is known for being a bright student as well. He’s a journalism student, interested in getting into sports broadcasting in television or radio. Last summer, he interned with the NBA Retired Players Association. Though McGhee might have gotten more playing time at a different school, the Champaign, Ill., native chose DePaul because he loved the campus and the city. He also had a larger goal in mind. “My dream coming out of high school was to play Division I basketball, regardless of whether I had a scholarship or not,” said McGhee. “I’m just trying to live that dream.”
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Sophomore Adam Reinhart has an 11-7 mark in singles play in the early season. think we are getting much better at that.” The schedule may be less intense than last year, but that doesn’t mean the team won’t run into some challenging matches.
“Last year’s schedule was stronger than this year’s. It’s not too far behind but it’s tough to gauge because teams fluctuate often. I intentionally pulled back on the schedule this year because I
knew we were going to have a younger team,” said Brothers. “Our big home matches are Cal-Irvine – they’re usually a team that is in the rankings – and CalPoly.” Other notable matches include Oregon, Arizona and longtime rival Marquette. Collegiate tennis has a ranking system in which NCAA officials rank the top 75 schools out of 300. The NCAA does not currently rank DePaul. “If you’re out of the top 75, it’s tough to gauge exactly where you are. I don’t have expectations at all for this season,” said Brothers. “However, I think these guys could really surprise me in a good way. We played a tight match against Purdue last weekend with one of our guys out, and I think with a little bit more match experience it could have gone a different way.” The tennis team plays its home matches at Lake Shore Athletic Club on Fullerton, across the street from the 1237 West Lofts. Lots of students have been out to see the team play, and DePaul student Alvin Sandique plans on attending a match soon. “I love the sport and college tennis is played at a very high level,” said Sandique. “I watch all the majors so I figure why not go out and support the tennis players here as well.”
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The 'Ed' factor
By MIKE CHAMERNIK Senior Writer
Before the opening tip of every DePaul men’s basketball game, when the music is blaring and the crowd is cheering, the starters are introduced. All five emerge from the bench individually and walk through a tunnel of teammates before approaching Edwind McGhee. When they reach him, the fun begins. McGhee has elaborate handshake routines with each starter. For Brandon Young and Jamee Crockett, McGhee slaps their hands and salutes them. McGhee pantomimes snapping photos of a posing Charles McKinney, and he tries to get “big” with Donnavan Kirk, jumping as high as he can into the 6-foot-9-inch forward. Cleveland Melvin and McGhee each pretend they’re ripping open their shirts. “We always make fun of Cleve and call him ‘Cam Newton,’ so I pat him down and give him the Superman,” McGhee said, referring to Melvin’s likeness to the Carolina Panthers quarterback and his signature celebration. A junior guard with the Blue Demons, McGhee is a source of the team’s energy, a “glue guy”
as he put it. Though he only plays sparingly (61 minutes in nine games played this season), getting minutes primarily in non-conference games and blowouts, he is a leader for the Demons. The ever-jovial McGhee is typically the first one to leave a bench to high-five teammates during a play stoppage, and he cheers and supports his teammates from the bench. He even appears on some of the recorded prompts on the jumbotron at Allstate Arena, leading a “Hey Go Blue” chant for the fans. “I’m really excited about the game, (whether) I’m playing or watching my teammates excel,” said McGhee. Young said McGhee constantly motivates his teammates, speaking words of encouragement and reminding the team to stay focused. “Positive talk, nothing negative,” said Young. “If he sees you hanging your head, he’ll come and talk to you. He’s got a great spirit.” McGhee commands respect from his teammates, who recognize the experience and basketball knowledge the guard has gained as a Blue Demon. There is no chasm between him and his teammates who get more minutes.
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Men's tennis boasts youth, chemistry in 2013 By MAX HARKAVY Contributing Writer
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Edwind McGhee dunks in a preseason game against Lewis Nov. 3. “I might not play a lot,” said listen to me, and the older guys McGhee, “but I have a voice on that’s been with me for three the team and the young guys See MCGHEE, page 27
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Awaiting the return
Set to avenge their Eastern Conference Championship bow out to the Miami Heat at the end of the previous year, the 62-20 first-place Chicago Bulls entered the lockout-shortened 2011-2012 season on a mission. The championship was in reach, and they were well-equipped to advance further headed by the reigning MVP Derrick Rose and Coach of the Year, Tom Thibodeau. Fast-forward to the waning minutes of the Bulls’ Game 1 matchup against the Philadelphia 76ers, and a title suddenly didn’t seem so certain as Rose lay on the court clutching his left knee in agony. Soon after, Bulls fans’ worst nightmare was confirmed: Rose had torn his ACL and would be sidelined for 8-12 months. The Bulls’ championship ambitions were ripped away the second Rose went down, and the team eventually lost to the Sixers in six games. Minus Rose, arguably Chicago’s most
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Derrick Rose works out with the Chicago Bulls before their game against the Atlanta Hawks Jan. 14. popular professional athlete since Michael Jordan, the Bulls were sent into damage control mode. Following the season,
Thibodeau teamed up with General Manager Gar Forman to hopefully build a contender out of the still “Rose-less” Bulls. As if the loss of hometown
hero Rose wasn’t enough, the fan-favorite and team strength otherwise known as the “Bench Mob,” was effectively dismantled. The Bulls’ losses included point guards CJ Watson and John Lucas III, sharpshooter Kyle Korver and defensive specialist Ronnie Brewer. When it finally got to the point where things could not get worse, the Houston Rockets wooed away valuable defensive specialist Omer Asik with $24 million, an offer the Turkish center could not refuse. Financially strapped, the Bulls filled out their team with the bottom of the scrapheap. Forman, Thibodeau and company restocked with the underwhelming signings of Kirk Hinrich, Nazr Mohammed, Vladimir Radmonivic, Marco Belinelli and Nate Robinson. Come October, Thibodeau and his team were set to begin the season with no Rose and no expectations. The optimistic fans had hoped that the Bulls could tread water at .500 until Rose’s return in mid-February
After a strong start, the DePaul men’s tennis team faltered in the 2011-2012 season. Plagued by injuries and bad luck, they were not able to stay above 500, ending their season at 11-15 overall with a 0-2 record in conference play. “I’ve got to put that year behind me,” said head coach Matt Brothers. With a new roster and experience of the returning players, Brothers is looking to build upon a solid foundation of both old and young guys. Featuring four freshmen in the lineup and a new player that started in January, inexperience may present a concern to some. But for DePaul, the team is confident it can put together a solid season. Players like sophomore Adam Reinhart have to step up in a leadership capacity in order to show the newer guys the ropes of collegiate tennis, an invaluable learning tool for newcomers. “Team chemistry is off the charts this year,” said Reinhart. “All the guys are great and we have really bonded both on and off the court.” The difference between this year and last year will be the injuries. “Physically and mentally, we are in a place we need to succeed and every week we try to push that limit,” said Reinhart. “That’s how you improve.”
Team chemistry is off the charts this year...we have really bonded both on and off the court.” ADAM REINHART, sophomore
Brothers carefully monitors the progress of all of his athletes, making sure they aren’t feeling too overwhelmed or disconnected from the team philosophy. “The young guys are really buying into the program and what we are about. It really couldn’t be better,” said Brothers. “We look for improvement every week. It’s just how we go about each practice and each week.” Reinhart describes every week as a “grind.” In order to avoid the forgettable end to last year’s season, the team must focus on creating a cohesive environment. “We need better chemistry, which we now have this year,” said Reinhart. “We need to be better at supporting each other and keeping positive attitudes, and I
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Published on Feb 6, 2013