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Vol. # 97, Issue #5

| October 8, 2012

Closer to home


DePaul goes digital with phone app


surfaced over the past several years. We have considered all of them and would certainly consider any others that might be forthcoming in the future. As of now, however, nothing definitive has been forthcoming.” For now, all parties involved in working with DePaul have remained quiet. When contacted, both Mayor Emanuel’s office and the McPier Board declined to comment on the specifics of a potential deal. However at a Faculty Council Meeting on Wednesday, Fr.

DePaul students can now find out everything they need to know about the university with the help of iDePaul, a new application for mobile phones. Through this application users are able to access course information, events, maps, news and more. According to Bob McCormick, vice president for Information Services, students can log-in using their Campus Connect ID and password. They are also able to connect to course assignments and discussions from D2L. If users aren’t students, they can access everything but course information and the DePaul directory feature, which allows students and faculty to look up anyone in DePaul’s system. However, users with privacy settings have been respected and omitted from the app’s directory. “The rest of the application is really there to answer the question, ‘What’s going on at DePaul?’” said McCormick. He also believes it’s a way to unify the campus and make students’ lives easier. “You get that sort of sense of community and engagement, of people not being able to have to go to multiple places to find out what’s of interest to them,” he said.

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DePaul basketball may be on the move By MIKE CHAMERNIK & MATT PARAS Senior Writers

The mayor’s office has taken interest in DePaul’s 2018 Vision to bring back Blue Demons basketball to Chicago. DePaul has been in discussions with the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority to build a new arena, which was originally reported by Crain’s Business’ Greg Hinz. If the two were to reach an agreement, the new arena would be built near McCormick Place.

Behind the negotiations, multiple outlets reported, was Mayor Rahm Emanuel. “DePaul for years has been talking about a stadium in Chicago that’s better for their basketball team, better for their fans and better to be close to home,” said Emanuel at a press conference Oct. 1. “It’s in our interest as a city that they choose Chicago. And so we’re going to work together to look at Chicago being a home for DePaul’s Blue Demons. “I want to bring this to a conclusion that is successful for them and successful for the city

of Chicago.” A new building would get the Blue Demons out of Allstate Arena, which has hosted DePaul basketball games since its opening year in 1980. Nothing is specific yet – it is still unknown what the arena may look like, what the seating capacity will be, or how much the building will cost. The only detail the looks like a certainty is that the arena will be ready for use in 2018. On Sept. 28, DePaul issued a statement regarding a potential new arena. “There have been a number of ideas and proposals that have

Students in favor of public teacher evaluations By ZAINEB JAVAID AND MITCH KURKA Contributing Writers

Getting ready to fill in your course cart? Whether you are already planning your classes for next quarter, or waiting until last minute, there is chatter among students about professor suggestions and who to avoid. For most students, Rate My Professor is the primary source for gathering information about professors online,

but the DePaul Student Government Association (SGA) has been working to create another option for students, making teacher evaluations public information, allowing them to gain perspective on the teacher effectiveness and course difficulty. After concerns and speculation from DePaul University’s administration about a previous proposal, the SGA hit the drawing board and is on the verge of submitting a new, more comprehensive document that outlines the strategy behind their initiative to make teacher evaluations public to students in different colleges. The question now is not whether or not

Students cited teacher effectiveness and the difficulty of the course as the key information they would like to gain from the evaluations.

this can be possible, but whether students are actually interested in this initiative. The SGA released an online survey Sept. 5, through the Academic Affairs,

urging DePaul students to voice their opinions on whether or not they would like to see teacher evaluations go public. According to the SGA survey, which ended Sept. 21, 87 percent out of 161 respondents said they would like the opportunity to view the course evaluations of fellow students when selecting classes each quarter, and 82 percent of 162 students said they would be more likely to complete the evaluations if they were made public. Students cited teacher effectiveness and See EVALUATIONS, page 7

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Volunteers offered cups of water to marathon runners before they crossed the intersection of Madison and Franklin Avenue.

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On cold morning, Chicago runners bring the heat

RIGHT: Participants in the marathon jockey for position.

By WENDY ROSEN Contributing Writer

BELOW: People gather around Michigan Avenue to watch the runners.

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The city came to a standstill Oct. 7 as 45,000 athletes took to the streets to compete in the 2012 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. DePaul students Katie Paul and Sam Willett ran alongside competitors from 50 states and 115 countries as they sped through 26.2 miles of the city and past 1.7 million spectators, according to the Chicago Marathon website. Tsegaye Kebede from Ethiopia was the first man to cross the finish line with a time of 2:04:38. Atsede Baysa, also from Ethiopia, led women runners with a finishing time 2:22:03, narrowly beating Rita Jeptoo of Kenya. The Chicago Marathon, now in its 35th year, brought together everyone from worldclass runners to wheelchair competitors. But DePaul Associate Professor Leah Bryant and Instructor Casey Bowles participated in the race without breaking a sweat. Bryant, Bowles and more than 12,000 volunteers provided nourishment, medical care and encouragement to runners who surged through 29 Chicago neighborhoods. Bowles was a race day

volunteer group leader this year, his 12th attending the marathon as a runner, volunteer or spectator. He said all roles are critical to the marathon’s success. Bryant, a Communication College faculty member, was the course marshal for Lincoln Park. As a ten-year volunteer veteran, she was assigned to coordinate 50 community members and ten DePaul students. The group patrolled the area, kept cars out, and directed spectators to public transportation, washrooms and coffee shops as runners raced by. “You see people all shapes and sizes running all different times. No matter if they’re the first to pass us or if they’re at the tail end, I’m just in awe of what they’ve done, Bryant said. “We have one of the best marathons in the world.” One of the runners was 20-year-old Willett, a junior in DePaul’s Secondary Education English program, who completed his second marathon this year with a personal best record of 3:40:31. “It’s one of the most electrifying days of your entire life, said Willett. Paul, a senior journalism major, ran with her mother and finished her third marathon in See MARATHON, page 6

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One ‘L’ of a place to do your grocery shopping


Contributing Writer

Imagine this: You just got out of class, trying to rush home. It’s like a stampede. A crowd of students pushes down Fullerton Avenue towards the “L.” Being “stressed out” is not even the half of your worries. Mom’s coming over tomorrow, and as always she expects a meal and a clean house. You have two weeks worth of laundry piled high and you have no detergent. Your refrigerator is empty and you are on your last pack of ramen noodles. To make matters worse, you have no time to go to the grocery store. No worries, you can just shop at the Fullerton “L” station: Peapod has given grocery shopping a completely new meaning. Chicago CTA and Metra riders will now be able to tackle their grocery shopping lists on-the-go this October, as the Skokie-based online grocer Peapod expands its virtual supermarket to 17 CTA and Metra stations across the city. Founded in 1989 in Evanston, Peapod now serves 24 U.S. markets throughout the Midwest and East Coast. Last spring, the online grocer placed interactive billboards at train stations across Philadelphia, following a virtual grocery store model pioneered by the British-based chain Tesco at subway stations in Seoul, South Korea. The success of the expansion in Philadelphia led Peapod to launch an interactive billboard at the State and Lake CTA “L” station on the Red Line last May, allowing commuters to scan and buy grocery items using a free smartphone app. Angelica Robinson, a DePaul graduate student, said she would be hesitant to ever use Peapod or any virtual grocer service – she just does not buy the concept. “I’m not big on online shopping because I like to be able to touch [what I buy], feel it and see what it looks like,” said Robinson. “As far as getting my food that I eat, I would not want to order something and expect it to be the best quality based on a piece of paper I scanned.” When asked about whether she would

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Commuters walk by a Peapod virtual grocery store at the State/Lake CTA stop. be open to buying non-perishable goods, such as toilet paper and canned goods, Robinson was not as opposed. “I think I’d be more likely to buy detergent or toilet paper in that way, but when it comes to produce or meat, I wouldn’t do that,” said Robinson. “I need to see what I’m getting.” When Peapod transformed the Red Line’s State and Lake stop into a supermarket aisle, the virtual grocer lined both sides of the 60-foot tunnel leading into the station with life-size depictions of grocery store must-haves, including paper towels and fresh produce. The 12-week experiment proved that the scan-and-buy concept allured many commuters. “Our mobile downloads really increased during that time period,” said Elana Margolis, Peapod spokeswoman, to the Chicago Tribune. “The sales went up for the products on the board.”

Will Schau, an undergraduate broadcast journalism student at DePaul, said he has used Peapod’s grocer services for years without a glitch. “I’ve used Peapod; it works out great,” said Schau. “The amount of time it takes going to the grocery store every week is quite a burden, so being able to order things online is much easier. It is nice having stuff dropped off at your door.” Virtual shelves will go up over the next few weeks at dozens of stations in Chicago, Boston, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., following similar models of the virtual billboards launched last spring. The virtual billboards will feature grocery cart staples, including coffee; condiments; cleaning products; soft drinks; snacks; cereal; milk; bread; health and beauty products; and fresh fruits and vegetables. The process is quite simple – all

commuters with iPhones, iPads and Android phones have to do is scan a QR code, download the Peapod app and start shopping by scanning bar codes on the products. The only dilemma is that groceries will not be delivered until one business day after a commuter’s cart is filled and purchased. While the East Coast virtual stores will stock national products, the Chicago locations will boast some local luxuries and homegrown brands, including Lou Malnati's pizza, Garrett Popcorn and Eli's Cheesecake. DePaul student Naeem Bahora said he is interested in the idea, but is not sure how long his interest would last. “I have not (heard of Peapod,) but it does sound interesting,” said Bahora. “Personally, I’d try it out maybe once or twice, but in the long run I’d prefer to just go to Dominick’s or Jewel.”

"iDePaul" continued from front page DePaul students had expressed interest in having an app for quite some time, according to McCormick, but he claimed there was “no expert on mobile application development” in DePaul’s IT department to carry out the request. Instead of hiring someone to design an app, McCormick said they kept an eye on thirdparty vendors. Their patience paid off about a year ago, when AT&T offered DePaul an application for purchase that they couldn’t refuse. Last January, the university signed a contract and began compiling information for the app. McCormick said they formed a committee with members from a variety of different administrative offices, from Student Affairs to Public Safety. This software has three distinct perks, according to McCormick. It allows DePaul to brand the app and personalize its code if desired. Plus, any changes the university makes to the app will be updated automatically, so students and other users don’t


have to re-download it. “If we want to create new things in there…we could do that ourselves and not have to wait for the vendor to do that,” McCormick added. The content of the application was organized by the vendor. According to McCormick, the vendor has sold this software to about 300 schools, and it surveyed the students at all of

them to determine what content would be the most useful. “This is literally what the vendor has out of the box,” he said. “These were the things that students wanted from a sort of meta perspective. “Over time, we need to figure out what makes sense for our campus,” he added. iDePaul is being released on iOS, Android and BlackBerry

and will be free in all three marketplaces. Eventually, McCormick said the vendor might write software for Windows 8 phones. However, he said the initial three are a reasonable representation of the phones most people have on campus. With technology advancing like it is, McCormick said that he believes this application is a good way to “see a DePaul presence”

in more ways than just standard Internet. “The technology is moving very fast at the moment, and students especially are keeping up with that technology change,” he said. “We’re trying to make sure that we can keep the university aware of those and present in those arenas.”

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Students weigh in on presidential debate By LISA COLEMAN Contributing Writer Brownstone’s Annex at DePaul University was full of students watching the large screen as President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney took the stage at the University of Denver for the first of three presidential debates last Wednesday night. The debate had a rocky start, with both candidates going over their time limits and paying little attention to moderator Jim Lehrer, host of NewsHour on PBS. Through the topics discussed during the debate such as education, economics and the federal deficit; both candidates strongly presented their points but had very different outcomes. DePaul political science professor Wayne Steger believed Romney stood out in the debate. “Mitt Romney took charge,” said Steger. “He interrupted the moderator and thereby ‘owned’ the stage. That’s a big deal because it gives him

Young people who affiliated with the Democratic Party were exceptionally hyped up in 2008 to a degree that is unlikely to be matched in our lifetimes.”

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stature when sharing the stage with an incumbent president.” DePaul sophomore Cassie Shah believes that both candidates presented their ideas equally. “I really feel that it’s 50-50,” said Shah. “Romney’s a good speaker ... but I still agree with Obama’s viewpoints.” When asked about which issues students want to hear more about, topics included the environment, health care, immigration and the economy. DePaul sophomore Dan Lopez believes the economy is what the government should be focusing the most on. “Americans worry about what the future of the economy is and what the next president is going to do about the current state of it,” said Lopez. Although young people are getting more involved and show an interest in this election, many students do not seem to find it as interesting as the previous 2008 election. “Young people who affiliated with the Democratic Party were exceptionally hyped up in 2008 to a degree that is unlikely to be matched in our lifetimes,” said Steger. “It is not surprising that they aren’t as excited about the debates.” During the debates however, people from all over the country still took to Twitter to voice their thoughts about the candidates and news networks broadcasted several of these tweets. “#presidentialdebate2012” was at the top of Twitter’s trending topics on the night of the debate. According to NBC News, the tweets peaked at 2,615 tweets per second and there were more than 10 million tweets during the entirety of the debate. The debate is a way for students to hear directly from the candidates what their positions are on a variety of issues. While students get to hear both parties’ ideas, several of them already had a candidate in mind.   Generally, the debate did not change anyone’s opinion. “(The debate) only solidified (the opinion I held before),” said Shah. The next debate will take place Oct. 11 from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. There will be another viewing party in Brownstone’s Annex hosted by the Student Government Association as part of its “DePaul Votes” series.


Voting 101

A first timer's guide to democracy By TRENT BOZEMAN Contributing Writer Believe it or not, Nov. 6 is right around the corner, and for many DePaul students this will be their first time voting. To some, this may seem overwhelming, with deadlines and registration, but there are many tips to speed up the process. Here is a howto guide to voting in the Windy City. Oct. 9 is the last day to update your registration or to register to vote in Chicago for the first time. Thanks to the Board of Election Commissioners for the City of Chicago, this can be easily completed online via their website, After finishing the registration form, print it and mail it to the Chicago Board of Elections located at 69 W. Washington St. #600, Chicago IL 60602. You will then be sent a Voter ID card. For students that are registered to vote in other states, you can complete the absentee ballot for that state or just register in Illinois. If you are registered in both, that is fine. Just do not vote in both places. Early voting is the most efficient way to expedite the

voting process. This can be done at any site, starting Oct. 22 until Nov. 3, or through sending in an absentee ballot until Nov. 1. For DePaul students in Lincoln Park, the nearest early voting location is at the Lincoln Park Library at 1150 W. Fullerton Ave. (Mondays through Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Government-issued photo identification is all you need. Just like registration, in order to cast an absentee vote, an absentee ballot application must be completed and mailed to the Chicago Board of Elections. For any applications that are not received before Nov. 1, the voter must vote absentee in person at the Chicago Board of Elections or at your designated precinct on Election Day. When the application is received, the Election Board will send you the absentee ballot. The ballot must be postmarked by Nov. 5 and received by the Election Board by Nov. 20 in order to be counted. Lastly, if you are a professional procrastinator, the last option is voting on Election Day Nov. 6. from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Every voter must vote at their assigned voting location in the precinct that they live in. Between the primaries and the

general election in 2008, for the first time the voter registration in Chicago had a majority of voters that were 44 years and younger at 53 percent. However, for the upcoming election Nov. 6, this turnout is not so likely. “In 2008, it was cool to vote,” said Election Board spokesman Jim Allen. “People your age (1824) made it their business to talk about the elections all the time. But, in 2010, young voters lost interest.” This lost interest could be due to the fact that the presidential race is not being viewed as competitive as the race in 2008. The turnout for registered Chicago voters in the Illinois primary, back in March, was a measly 24 percent. Allen believes that the only way for young voters to see the change is to be a part of it. “Why do we have Medicare? Because seniors vote,” said Allen. “Your most reliable voter is the woman who is 66 years old. She is going to go to the polls every single time – the young generation, not so much.” Chicago Tribune reporter Ray Long wrote a week ago that “there are 138,000 fewer youth voters (18-34) registered to vote than there were in 2008.”

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"MARATHON" continued from page 3 4:28:54. She said she could not have done it without the help of volunteers. “They weren’t just handing you a cup of water. They were handing you a cup of water, inspiration and a high five,” she said. Before running the race, Paul was as a student mentor for DePaul’s fall Chicago Marathon class. The course, part of the Discover Chicago program, introduced first-year students to the city through unique themes, such as the marathon. Paul said the highlight of the class was a trolley ride through the marathon’s 29 Chicago neighborhoods. “I had a whole new perspective – now not just as the runner but as somebody who’s been educated about how much the community does to make this event happen, and you know all of the sweat and sometimes blood that goes into it,” Paul said. Bowles, a six-time Chicago Marathon finisher, taught the course. He said students learned how the event is organized, met community partners, and volunteered on race day. On the morning of the race, Bowles and a group of student volunteers arrived near the marathon’s starting line at 4:45 a.m. They were assigned to the Elite Development Corral, and kept the area clear so the fastest runners had room to stretch. A second group of students volunteered to hand out water and Gatorade in Lakeview, which can be a dirty job, according to Bryant. “Giving the runner’s Gatorade – half of it ends up on you,” Bryant said. “You’re sticky until you get home.” Despite the mess, Bryant said Chicago is a great city to run a marathon because the weather is usually great, the course is flat, and a huge population comes out to cheer. “It’s like a parade, but it’s a parade of athletes. And everybody loves a parade,” Bryant said. The runners get a warm welcome in the city’s diverse neighborhoods: Lincoln Park, Lakeview, West Loop, Pilsen, Bronzeville, and Chinatown, according to Bowles. Residents


1.7 million estimated spectators

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TOP: Runners power through water stations on the way to the finish line. LEFT: A spectator holds up a sign in support of a runner.

10,000 charity runners

115 countries represented

50 states represented come out to support the runners and the marathon allows the community to express itself. “It’s really good eye candy,” said Willett. “It’s a wonderful, wonderful course.” The marathon is one of the things that makes Chicago unique and interesting, according to Bryant, “To see the city come together, to see the people come together, to see all the runners come together is really quite something.” The flock of marathon spectators, volunteers and runners also contribute to the city’s bottom line. An August study conducted by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Regional Economics Applications Laboratory estimated the race increased business activity by an estimated $219 million last year, reported Tim Hadzima, Global Sponsorship Marketing, Bank of America.


While the extra revenue is good for the city, it does not fuel the athletes. A combination of good diet and intensive training helps runners prepare for the race, according to Paul and Willett. Paul started marathon training in June and followed a program from Hal Higdon’s website. She typically ran shorter distances 3 days a week followed by 8-20 mile weekend runs. Willett, who ran cross-country and track in high school, started training in June. He focused on long weekend runs and skipped some of the shorter weekday runs to let his body rest and avoid injuries. Staying healthy requires more than rest, it requires drinking plenty of water and eating nutritious food as well, said Willett. He decided to skip meals at McDonalds in favor of fresh salads, fruits and vegetables. But both Willett and Paul


prefer high-carbohydrates fast food meals before long runs. “I’m always like hey everybody, want go to Chipotle?” Paul said. “I got a Qdoba burrito and a big bag of tortilla chips and it ended up being my miracle meal … I had like the best run ever, Willett said.” Many athletes endure the months of strict diets and tough training because they are running for a cause. Ten thousand race participants running on behalf of 190 charity partners and raised a record $13.4 million last year for local, national and international causes, according to the Chicago Marathon website. 2 DePaul students Willet and Paul both ran for charities, and spent time seeking donations before the race. Willett joined Team World Vision to help provide safe drinking water for impoverished

areas across the globe. He racked up donations by street performing with his guitar and race jersey on the CTA, “I definitely raised a good amount of money just by doing that, so it’s really cool,” he said. Paul raised money for the Phoenix Society, an organization dedicated to empowering burn victims. She ran her first marathon when her mother asked her to join the team three years ago. The months of raising money, enduring training and sticking to a diet payed off the moment the race began, according to Paul. “It’s really cool. You’re nervous, but you see the whole skyline in front of you, it’s right when the sun is starting to rise so everything is just really beautiful and you start that race and it is the most exciting thing ever,” she said.

Author speaks about going from opera to writing By DYLAN FAHOOME Contributing Writer Joelle Charbonneau knew that her opera performance degree would take her to stages, though she wasn’t expecting the editing and proofing sort. The English Honors Society of DePaul, Sigma Tau Delta, hosted the local author’s visit Sept. 27 in Arts & Letters Hall. Charbonneau talked about her interest in writing and how she never actually dreamed of entering the literary field. A graduate of Millikin University’s music and theater programs, she came to DePaul following her undergraduate work to study opera performance. Charbonneau said the first time she thought of writing a book occurred to her was when she was acting in “Evita” at

Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace. “I was on my way home from a show when I had the opening line of a book in my head,” Charbonneau said. Charbonneau said she started writing “just for kicks” and that she never dreamt of being published – or even getting to the end of writing a book. “I wanted to see if I could,” she said. An unusually long book of 148,000 words came out of the challenge, which she described as “bad.” “No one, no one should ever read that book,” Charbonneau said. “I was thinking I was going to be writing Jodi Picoult hardhitting women’s fiction. “Um, yeah, not so much,” she said. She acknowledged the fact that her book was rough, but that going through the process of writing taught her how to finish a book.

Charbonneau joined the Romance Writers of America, and from there learned the business of publishing. She then decided to try writing something that a large amount of people would want to read: a thriller. Her first book published became the first in a trilogy called the “Skating Series” — mysteries with comic edges. She then published another mystery, “Murder for Choir,” and will be releasing the first book in her newest trilogy in a few months, “The Testing.” Charbonneau said the advice she would give to young aspiring writers is to read. “Really, really read,” she said. “The more you read, the more you understand what you might want to write … the back of your brain starts to figure out what works and what doesn’t.” Charbonneau also stressed the

importance of re-reading books that speak to you. “Go back and you read it again and figure out why it worked. Don’t just say ‘wow, that was great.’ Ask yourself why it was great.” “Yay for reading,” she said. “Go buy books.” Charbonneau’s passion for telling storytelling is particularly evident even in her conversations. When she asked the audience to tell her a little about themselves, she came across one girl who explained her academic situation. “Sophomore. Between second and third…it’s weird,” the audience member said laughing. Charbonneau pointed at her with enthusiasm and said, “There’s a story there!”

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It's finally here: Dunkin' Donuts at the Fullerton CTA stop. The new location opened on Monday, Oct. 1.

"EVALUATIONS" continued from front page the difficulty of the course as the key information they would like to gain from the evaluations. Robert Riley, an undergraduate screenwriting student, said he was satisfied with the current process of teacher evaluations, but he'd be in favor of making the evaluations public. “Making them available to students would create more objectivity,” he said. SGA President Caroline Winsett said that the organization was not aware of the complexities of their initiatives regarding the differences from college to college; including special considerations for hybrid and online courses. After meeting with DePaul University’s president Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider and Interim Provost Patricia O’Donoghue, Winsett believes the new document provides more details on the metrics and process of implementing the initiative. DePaul University has already implemented the public course evaluations for the College of Computing and Digital Media (CDM), as well as its College of Law. Dr. David Miller, Dean of the College of Computing and Digital Media, said that faculty was unanimously in favor of making teacher evaluations available to the public. These schools can be viewed as a trial run, and can test whether or not students are actually interested in reading the evaluations. “If the data comes back and it doesn’t improve the retention of student evaluations of their faculty, then there’s no need to pursue it further,” said Winsett.

Student participation has been low in the teacher evaluation process. While some professors offer extra credit for students who complete the evaluations, both Dr. David Miller and Dr. GianMario Besana, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, proposed an alternative solution that allows students to access their grades earlier by completing the evaluations. Besana also said the evaluation platform should be available on mobile devices in the future, which could potentially increase participation through easier access. Runna Othman, a senior undergraduate student, said that she fills out the evaluations forms and thinks making them public would be beneficial. “I think it would be useful for other students to see what past students have thought about the professor,” she said. Graduate student Amy Merell, also in favor of public evaluations, said they would “keep professors more accountable.” Despite the positive results of the survey in favor of public evaluations, some students remain skeptical. David Shastry, a CDM student, said he still prefers the alternative Rate My Professor website instead of the public course evaluations. “Similar services such as are a little better, since it is not mandatory for students to fill them out and they have to be motivated and feel strongly about a professor to rate them,” said Shastry. “The CDM Course Evaluation system is a flawed and pointless resource – students do not take the evaluations seriously – and it is one that my friends and I rarely use as CDM students.” Despite speculation, Winsett says that the data collected from teacher evaluations

would be more legitimate data because it has more specific aspects of the classroom that is assessed in the teacher evaluation forms rather than on the online website Rate My Professor. However, the SGA recognizes that this data will not be as legitimate without responses from students. “Course evaluations are used in the faculty tenure and promotion process, and if students aren’t taking them or ignoring


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that email that’s repeatedly sent out, then that data isn’t as robust as it should be when we’re deciding which faculty should remain at DePaul,” said Winsett. “We’re hoping that this initiative will work to improve that retention and give students access to information that they need to be more informed when selecting their courses.”

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Students may save burned out Bagel Authority By MEGAN DEPPEN Contributing Writer

Chicago Bagel Authority (CBA), located off the Belmont Red Line stop, was forced to close after a fire from the Ultimate Exposure Tanning Salon caused significant water damage to the ceiling Sept. 24. The Chicago Fire Department arrived at approximately 8 p.m. because reports found that a tanning bed on the second floor of the building had caught fire. Now, the DePaul bagel hotspot combats customer loss with social media marketing, student discounts, and later hours at their Armitage location. CBA founder and owner Greg Gibbs has recovered from the fire itself, but shows concern

for his staff. “It’s hard to train employees to memorize a hundred sandwiches,” said Gibbs, “You invest a lot of time in people, least you can do is look out for them.” Gibbs has not fired any of his employees since the fire, and said he is determined to keep it that way. Kylie Cabrera, an employee at the Armitage CBA and student at Truman College, was surprised by the fire. “Half our staff is working here now,” said Cabrera. “We are doing as much as we can.”

The elimination of one of the two shops reduces the amount of revenue coming into the business. In turn, employees are faced with a reduction in hours. Unless CBA increases revenue at the Armitage shop, the tough times will only get worse. To combat the loss

of the store, CBA has extended their hours on weekdays until 9:00 p.m. and will be open until 4:00 a.m. on the weekends. Likewise, CBA is implementing social media strategies via its Facebook page, and is selling an “ablazeballs” t-shirt (a spin-off of the slang “amazeballs”) for $15, in which all of the profit goes towards staff displaced by the fire. The hip, comfortable atmosphere of CBA is welcoming to college students. Walls serve as a bulletin board for local flyers, photos, news articles, and even the popular “rage comic memes.” Many CBA employees are students in college, five of which attend DePaul. Gibbs said he aims to “keep those kids working.”


Belmont's Chicago Bagel Authority is still recovering from a fire in a tanning salon above the restaurant.

Roy's Furniture to break ground, rebuild after fire By DYLAN FAHOOME Contributing Writer After a fire in May destroyed Roy’s Furniture, a 28-year-old furniture business in Lincoln Park, Roy’s decided to waste no time and began plans to rebuild. Roy’s Furniture marketing director Johanna Parra has high hopes for the new store. “It’s going to be bigger and better.” Parra said that employees, including herself, were shocked after the fire, and were worried about job safety. Parra said it was a feeling of “not knowing what was going on” or what to expect. Thankfully, Roy’s community of customers of Roy’s responded quickly. “It was really overwhelming how a lot of people were coming out … (asking) what they could do to help,” said Parra. “A lot of the neighbors that live near the store, (wanted to) make sure we’re going to open again – to rebuild. So that’s part of the


Roy's Furniture is close to breaking ground on its new location, in the wake of a fire that destroyed its former building in May. The photo above is an mock up of the new building. reason why the owner decided to go ahead with the rebuild.” Parra credits the customers who showed support for the recovery of Roy’s as the reason it will be returning. She said people were “genuinely sad that (the)

store was lost to the fire.” Roy’s is now operating out of their temporary warehouse location at 2315 West 27th St., about a 15 to 20 minute drive from the original store location on Sheffield Avenue.

“It’s definitely not as busy as the store,” said Parra, which she attributes to the fact that the warehouse is in an industrial zone and is hard to reach via public transport. “But people are driving out

there,” said Parra, despite the inconvenience. Many repeat customers have been coming, and Parra has kept the marketing and advertising work at the same energy it was pre-fire. The process of rebuilding has taken them all summer, but they are planning on breaking ground this month. “Were hoping to be open before the end of the year, but you know how it goes with the city and the permits and all that good stuff,” said Parra. Parra, who has been working at Roy’s Furniture for seven years, said she sees a bright return for the business. The blueprints for the new building showcase a modernized Roy’s. “I think the future for Roy’s is going to be a fresh start,” she said. “It’s definitely going to be bigger and better. We’re going to be bigger and better than we were before.”

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LINCOLN PARK CAMPUS SEPTEMBER 26 • A Damage to Vehicle report was filed for a vehicle parked in the Clifton Garage. • An Assault (simple) report was filed on email and phone conversations to staff at the Richardson Library. Chicago Police also filed a report for the incident. MAX KLEINER | The DePaulia


ROSALIND FRANKLIN DETAILS REVEALED As previously reported on Oct. 1, DePaul and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (RFUMS) formally announced their strategic alliance at an Oct. 3 press conference. The announcement featured speeches from DePaul president Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M., and RFUMS president and CEO K. Michael Welch, who both cited a growning need for educated medical students in the United States.

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“As health care delivery changes in the coming years, it is critical that we prepare students today for what we know will be tomorrow’s health care needs," said Welch at the conference, "Together, DePaul and Rosalind Franklin will offer one of the widest arrays of health science programs among private universities in the Midwest.”

ANOTHER ALLIANCE IN THE WORKS? DePaul is rumored to be forming an alliance with Gordon Tech College Prep High School, according to the Roscoe View Journal. DePaul spokesman Ed Lawler declined to comment about the relationship, but told the Roscoe View Journal that he expected DePaul to have a press release later in October explaining the details of the alliance. Gordon Tech, a Catholic High School near Roscoe Village, enrolls about 500 students. The school opened in 1952.

TIBETAN MONKS TO VISIT DEPAUL Buddhist monks from Drepung Gomang monastery in Mundgod, India will visit DePaul this week from Monday to Friday. The monks will perform a traditional sand mandala in DePaul's Center for Intercultural Programs and a Puja in the Brownstone Annex.

THIS WEEK IN DEPAUL HISTORY Rumors about a new stadium for DePaul's men basketball team are flying higher than a half-court three-point shot, as DePaul tries to reenter the city it left in the 1980 season. But before DePaul moved to Rosemont, they played right here in Lincoln Park, at the now-demolished Alumni Hall. "Once only the dream of faculty members, alumni, and students at DePaul, the new, ultra-modern gymnasiumauditorium is nearly its completion on the uptown campus," the Oct. 12, 1956 issue of the DePaulia wrote about Alumni Hall. "With the aid of many, [DePaul] has been making great strides in her endeavor to keep up with modern education efforts... and this is only the beginning!" The move to Rosemont was prompted by the success of Blue Demon basketball in the 1970s, and the need of a stadium that could seat more than Alumni Hall's paltry 5,300. But these days, many students are hoping that the Allstate Arena-era will come to a swift end. DePaul men's basketball games have been plagued by low attendance, which many attribute to the off-campus location of the stadium. Of course, any move to a new stadium won't be implemented until 2015, when DePaul's contract with Allstate Arena expires. Until then, the Blue Demons will keep playing in what DePaul University Athletics' website calls "one of the crown jewels of the village of Rosemont." In the future, DePaul men's basketball hopes to regain its title as one of the crown jewels of Chicago. One last thing: wondering where Alumni Hall was located? If you're reading this in the Lincoln Park Student Center, you're sitting right on top of it: Alumni Hall was paved over, and the Student Center was built in its place. So the next time you pick up some food or go to class on the third floor, remember you're walking on hallowed ground.

SEPTEMBER 30 • A Disturbance report was filed for an incident by the computers at the Student Center. • A Criminal Damage to Property report was filed for an incident at University Hall. • A Possession of Marijuana report was filed on a room in Belden Racine Hall. Chicago Police documented the incident.



• A Criminal Trespass to Land report was filed for a warning issued to a person passing out flyers in the 990 W. Fullerton building.

• A Possession of Marijuana report was filed for a room at Munroe Hall. An arrest was made.

• A Battery report was filed for an incident at 1237 W. Fullerton.

• A Theft report was filed for a bicycle taken from the rack at Ray Meyer fitness.



• A Suspicion of Marijuana report was filed for a room at Centennial Hall. No drugs were found. • A Suspicion of Marijuana report was filed for a room at Clifton-Fullerton Hall. No drugs were found. • A Liquor Law Violation report was filed for students at Seton Hall. Three individuals were taken to Illinois Masonic Hospital.

OCTOBER 1 • A Criminal Damage to Property report was filed for graffiti on 14 E. Jackson.

OCTOBER 3 • A Damage to Property report was filed for marks on a mirror in DePaul Center.

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The first debate: sorting fact from fiction pass the Affordable Care Act, ACA. Lightening the mood, momentarily, saying that he “has become quite fond of this term, ‘Obamacare.’” “It wasn’t just that small Instead of spending last businesses were seeing costs Wednesday evening with his wife skyrocket,” said Obama. “It was on their anniversary, President families who were worried about Barack Obama stood in a room going bankrupt if they got sick.” with Gov. Mitt Romney in order The president said that ACA to debate their views and ideas for is not “government takeover” as the United States– past, present Romney called it, and accused and future. him of having conflicting viewpoints and said, “the irony is President Barack Obama that we’ve seen this model work One of the most crucial issues really well in Massachusetts,” of the night was the economy, where Romney signed health and to preface it, the president care reform into law in 2006 that once again addressed the crisis shares similarities with the ACA, he took on at the beginning of including individual mandate. his term. To combat this, he said, However, according to the government had to take some, a nonpartisan and “emergency measures” to ensure nonprofit group that monitors the country didn’t slip into a the factual accuracy of political CHARLIE NEIBERGALL | AP depression. claims, Obama “oversold his “Let’s make sure that we are health care law.” While health Mitt Romney, left, and Barack Obama, right, shake hands cutting out those things that are care spending has “gone up before the first debate Oct. 3 in Denver. not helping us grow,” he said. slower than any time in the last Looking forward, Obama 50 years,” the same can’t be said an extension of the tax cuts that income taxpayers. According to said he’s proposed a $4 trillion for health care premiums like were put in place by the Bush the Tax Policy Center, this is deficit reduction plan. To do this, Obama maintained. administration and that a tax cut mathematically impossible. of this size would only add to the “There are six other studies deficit. that looked at [the Tax Policy Romney sharply responded, Center study] and say it’s The irony is that we've seen this [health care] saying, “I don’t have a $5 trillion completely wrong,” Romney said model work really well in Massachusetts.” tax cut. I don’t have a tax cut of during the debate. a scale that you’re talking about.” Five of those debates, as President Barack Obama The Tax Policy Center has listed by Romney adviser Eric said that Romney’s plan would Fehrnstrom to, he said that for every $2.50 the Obama has also said that his cut taxes by about $480 billion are: a blog post from American government cuts, it will ask for policies were responsible for only in 2015 compared to current Enterprise Institute tax policy $1 of revenue from “those of 10 percent of the deficit from policy, which includes Bush’s tax researcher, Matt Jensen, titled us who have done very well in the last four years. In fact, his cuts. Extrapolated over 10 years “How the Tax Policy Center this country.” Obama advocated stimulus plan and tax cuts in those cuts would reach around $5 could improve its Romney tax for higher tax rates for the very 2009 have actually contributed trillion, which is what the Obama study;” a Romney campaign wealthy since he was in office. to almost a third of that deficit. campaign was referring to. proposal paper written by two Obama’s proposed plan will Addressing the discrepancy, the However, Romney said that members of Romney’s economic reduce the deficit by $4 trillion administration said that Obama these cuts would be matched by policy team, R. Glenn Hubbard by the year 2022, according to was actually referring to a reductions in tax preferences and N. Gregory Mankiw; a “Wall the Committee for a Responsible Treasury analysis of 2002 to 2011, that would broaden the tax base, Street Journal” opinion article Federal Budget, if you include when he made the statement. therefore not increasing the written by Romney adviser last year’s savings of $1.7 trillion. deficit. Martin Feldstein, another blog Obama also spent a good Gov. Mitt Romney He had trouble, though, article written by Feldstein, the portion of the debate defending During the debate, Obama explaining how his plan, which final ‘study’ listed by Fehrnstrom his health care plan and rehashed said that Romney is proposing includes eliminating the estate was done by Princeton economics the values that inspired him to a $5 trillion tax cut, on top of tax, would not favor upper- professor and former economic

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adviser to President George W. Bush. When it comes to Romney's plan for health care, Obama said that it would cost seniors an average of $6,000 a year. Obama was referring to the estimate that the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) gave for Romney's running mate Paul Ryan's original health care plan, released in early 2011. Since then Ryan has made significant changes to the plan and an update figure from the CBO is not yet available. While it is unclear how much the Romney/Ryan plan will cost seniors, Obama's $6,000 is outdated. It is important to realize that each candidate's goal during debates is to put their policies in the best possible light. Often times, that means the truth will be bent or stetched, so it is vital that you conduct your own research.

Follow our live coverage of all the debates at beginning 30 minutes before each debate. You can participate in polls, get up-to-the-minute fact checks, post comments and ask questions! Special thanks to Haley BeMiller, Nora Sweeney, Kevin Gross, Courtney Jaquien and Dylan McHugh who helped cover last week's debate.

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Mourners on Friday bid a second farewell to Anna Walentynowicz, a legendary figure with Poland's Solidarity movement whose body was mistakenly buried in the wrong grave after her death in a 2010 plane crash. The repeat funeral Mass for Walentynowicz in her hometown of Gdansk took place after her body was exhumed last week and DNA tests confirmed that it had been switched with another female victim of the crash in Russia that claimed 96 lives, including that of Poland's president. A welder, crane operator and single mother, Walentynowicz was a fierce opponent of the communist regime. She was fired in 1980 from a Gdansk shipyard job as punishment for her political activism, which sparked workers' strikes that led to the formation of the Solidarity freedom movement under Lech Walesa. Today she remains a national symbol of the ultimately successful anti-communist fight. A few people with the words "It was an assassination" written on Poland's national flag entered the church during the funeral Mass but were asked by Walentynowicz's grandson not to disturb the ceremony.



Boxer Orlando Cruz hits the speed bag at a public gym in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Thursday, Oct. 4. The Puerto Rican featherweight describing himself as "a proud gay man" and has became what is believed to be the first pro boxer to come out as openly homosexual while still competing.

Assailants shot or stabbed to death at least 25 people in the second attack near colleges in Nigeria's troubled northeast in the last few days, officials said Tuesday. Authorities believe students may have been behind the attacks in Mubi, but that town and the surrounding region also have suffered from a spate of killings by the Boko Haram radical Islamist sect. In the latest attack, assailants invaded student accommodations outside the campus of the Federal Polytechnic Mubi college, said one of its students, Danjuma Aiso. Adamawa state police spokesman Ibrahim Muhammad said 25 men were killed: 19 students of Federal Polytechnic Mubi, three students of another college, an ex-soldier, a security guard and an elderly man. "The crisis in Mubi is suspected to have been fueled by campus politics after an election at the (college)," said spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency, Yushau Shuaib. "Boko Haram (attackers) open fire sporadically," said Muhammad. "In this case, the attackers called their victims by name and left other people in the room alone. This is not the modus operandi of Boko Haram. It is the work of insiders." Aiso said students had recently found a written warning pasted on the gate of the female hostel inside the campus. It is widely believed to have been written by members of the Boko Haram sect.


In Honduras, one of Latin America's poorest countries and also its most dangerous, candidates dole out coffins for the destitute. Charities organized by politicians scour poor neighborhoods in search of families of murder victims who cannot afford funeral services or even a simple casket to bury their beloved. In Honduras, two out of three workers earn less than the minimum wage of $300 a month, and more than 136 people are killed every week. The murder rate has more than doubled over the last six years due largely to an explosion in drug trafficking to the United States and a proliferation of violent gangs, many of which originated in U.S. cities. Without a coffin, morgues are prohibited from releasing a body and instead bury the dead in mass graves. For the grieving family too poor to purchase a casket, that means not just the loss of their loved ones, but no way to honor them either.





California has become the first state to ban a controversial form of psychotherapy aimed at making gay teenagers straight. Gov. Jerry Brown announced Sunday that he had signed SB1172 by Democratic Senator Ted Lieu of Torrance. The law, which prohibits sexual orientation change efforts for anyone under 18, will stop children from being psychologically abused, Lieu said. Effective Jan. 1, the state will ban what is known as reparative or conversion therapy for minors. The therapies "have no basis in science or medicine and they will now be relegated to the dustbin of quackery," Brown said in a statement. COMPILED BY LYNSEY HART | NEWS COURTESY OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

A billionaire's foundation says it will give anti-apartheid hero Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa an award for "speaking truth to power" that comes with a $1 million grant. In announcing the one-off award Thursday, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation said Tutu "is and has throughout his life been one of Africa's great voices for justice, freedom, democracy and responsible, responsive government." Tutu was an anti-apartheid leader during the most desperate years of the struggle against racist rule. The Nobel peace laureate has continued to be outspoken on world events, sharply criticizing Israel's treatment of Palestinians and China's treatment of Tibetans.

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From ‘Family Guy’ to suit and tie By DEREK FRANKE Contributing Writer Seth MacFarlane has been chosen as the host for the 2013 Academy Awards premiering Feb. 5. The 38-year-old actor is known primarily for his voice roles on the shows “Family Guy” and “American Dad.” MacFarlane had several big successes this year, especially with his first directorial debut. The movie “Ted,” directed, co-produced and co-written by him, was highly successful in theaters, but MacFarlane will have big shoes to fill at the Oscars since Billy Crystal, a regular Oscars host, was fabulous last year, hosting the show for the ninth time. As a first-time host, MacFarlane will have to bring his A-game, or he may receive a similar backlash that James Franco and Anne Hathaway experienced when they hosted. Their appearances in 2010 were not funny, and it was an uncomfortable experience for the audience. Looking at the long list of previous hosts, it seems that

typically older comedians have been chosen based upon their well-established reputation and credability in making people laugh. Just imagine the Academy and the telecast producers, though, sitting around discussing the best candidate to be the host of the event, when suddenly a young coordinator brings in a copy of “Family Guy” – an episode with one of Peter Griffin’s offensive drunken rants. The Academy and the telecast producers react, acknowledging the brilliant idea to have MacFarlane as the host. Viewers love MacFarlane’s characters and voices on “Family Guy,” but will the real MacFarlane resonate with the audience of the Oscars? The answer is yes. Before he was asked to host the Oscars, MacFarlane perfected his chops on the Comedy Central Roasts of Donald Trump, David Hasselhoff and Charlie Sheen. More recently, he hosted this year’s season premiere of Saturday Night Live. The first show of its 38th season was well-received by audiences. It seems like MacFarlane has been preparing himself in the last several years for this opportunity. MacFarlane has not been

looking for other types of regular acting roles besides the ones on “Family Guy” and “American Dad,” and there is no sign that he will give up any his voice-acting work for a traditional acting role. Another potential reason for landing the position of host may be that he also sings and writes music for Showtime. These talents could provide fresh and entertaining content to the show. One thing is certain: MacFarlane will bring his voices, crude humor and unrestraint to the event. He will likely provoke insulting comments and antics that may shock and entertain the audience. In the last few years, the Oscars have been rather dull. In choosing MacFarlane, The Academy and the telecast producers might be attempting to draw a younger audience. Animated comedies have been extremely popular in the last few years. The Academy and the telecast producers of the Oscars hope to win an award of their own with one of the biggest comedic talents. It is now up to MacFarlane to make it shine.


Seth MacFarlane presents an award onstage at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre Sept. 23 in Los Angeles.

Use your charm, not your keyboard By PARKER ASMANN Contributing Writer

Times have changed over the years and so has the world of dating. Dating has entered into the electronic realm, evolving into an online option that allows people to find their match online. Recently, the Washington Post reported that 40 million people in the United States have tried online dating before. Unlike the past, men and women now have the option to search for their soul mate on the Internet. Websites such as and eHarmony have kick-started the online dating revolution. A new website by the name of DateMySchool has surfaced that targets college undergraduate and graduate college students. Columbia University students Balazs Alexa and Jean Meyer started the dating website in November of 2011. In the early stages, the website was only offered to 20 select schools. Shortly after being launched, the site took off and experienced more users. Consequently, the site was forced to expand and CNN has reported that the website now has over 20,000 registered users. Although the creation of this website has proved to help a significant amount of students,


I think I would have to experience a divorce before I would even think about an online dating site.”

hesitations have come up about the idea of online dating. The first issue about online dating is the idea on the surface: It is truly astonishing that people have become busy enough to the point that they now have to rely on the Internet to find another individual to pursue. Love and relationships are

KOHL NEAL, sophomore what fuel our environment and people need to work to find a significant other into their daily routine. After talks with DePaul students, opinions varied but some undergraduates had concerns about the world of online dating. “I personally would probably

never use an online dating site,” said Kohl Neal, a DePaul sophomore. “To me, I think I would have to experience a divorce before I would even think about an online dating site.” College in general is meant for diverse people to interact with each other in hopes of finding another interesting individual to spend your time with. The creation of an online dating service directly targeted at college students takes away a lot of the real life interactions that college intended to create in the first place. Instead of going

out to parties and school events to meet people, students would regress to surfing the web on these dating websites in search of a companion. “I think an online dating service at a college or university is kind of pointless,” said Neal. “A college environment is designed to allow people to interact. I mean we already have Facebook.” Social media websites like Facebook and Twitter already offer students a route to meet other students at school. In their construction, these sites were originally designed for college students and young adults. Introducing a new website extremely similar to the likes of Facebook only presents another reason for students to waste their time stumbling through the Web. Although times have evolved, students and young adults alike need to boycott the online dating world and transcend back to the roots of dating. A date that was constructed purely on confidence and guts alone holds a much greater reward than hiding behind a computer screen to meet new people. “Save online dating for the older individuals who need it, not enthusiastic college students,” said Neal.

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Dependable elevators needed at DePaul By FRANCESCA GATTUSO Contributing Writer

The tapping of the young woman’s foot begins to increase with each passing second. After what seems like an eternity, the dull silver doors slowly slide open as DePaul students flood into the Loop Campus elevators in full force, like a herd of elephants attempting to reach their destination. The ever-challenging task of catching an elevator when at DePaul’s Loop Campus is truly an artfully skilled game of timing. One split second differentiates between being on time for class or being the straggler who disrupts a lecture. Let’s face it, dependable and reliable are not the first adjectives that come to mind when describing the immediacy of the elevators. DePaul junior Timothy Franklin has experienced firsthand just how inconvenient the Loop elevators can be. “The open and close buttons should work if they are there to be pressed,” said Franklin.  Simple elevator functions often times do not work properly, and have caused students to use the stairs, particularly when attending class in the Lewis Center. DePaul senior Abdi Dayib puts forth his best effort to make it on time to class. “I mostly have trouble going to class in Lewis. They are just awful and so slow,” said Dayib. Senior Emilia Waszkielewicz shares similar feelings while throwing out a recommendation for underclassmen. “I haven’t taken a Lewis elevator since freshman year. The No.1 tip I always give freshmen is to not take those elevators and walk across from the DePaul Center,” said Waszkielewicz.  So what exactly is to be done to rectify the elevator madness? Well, the root of the problem must first be identified.  Various DePaul maintenance staff members alluded to the possibility of wiring problems, which could cause the up and down buttons to be severely delayed and altogether slow down elevator speed. The number of floors in the Lewis Center combined with the small number of elevators available also prohibits student traffic to flow smoothly and, most importantly, efficiently.  Mechanical issues remain as the root of the problem, but perhaps this current elevator dilemma can be reached through the means of student feedback and what would make arriving to and from class easier and overall less time consuming.  Graduate student Hazelmarie Anderson shared her thoughts. “First of all, DePaul needs to make the Loop elevators faster and bigger to get more people on and off. It is also scary sometimes when you attempt to get on and then start hearing awkward noises. This automatically makes me think that I am about to plummet to my death,” she said. Whether anticipating the worst or crossing your fingers for the elevators to work smoothly, DePaul students are ready to take the plunge toward newer, and essentially upgraded-elevators.


Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson, the 7-year-old breakout star of "Toddlers and Tiaras," now has her own show and a worldwide fan base.

Holla’ back girl

7-year-old diva winning over our hearts By OLIVIA SZAUER Contributing Writer If you have not fallen in love with Alana Thompson yet, you need to get on the Internet and watch the first season of “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” on TLC. For those of you who have already watched, you might not want to admit it, but this 7-year-old pageant diva is flooding our hearts and taking over social media. “Honey Boo Boo” was first welcomed into our homes on the TLC reality show “Toddlers and Tiaras,” where girls dress up, get fake tans, look like dolls and compete in pageants. The crowd favorite is, of course, Honey Boo Boo. In fact, she just got signed for a second season of her own show that follows her “redneck” family on a day-to-day basis. Her family may not have much, but for what they do not have, they make up for in personality, charm and hilarity. Matriarch “June bug” Shannon is severely overweight and has a sneeze that has been created into various montages due to its strange sound similar to a pig's squeal. They are like any average redneck dysfunctional family. What they actually do might not be the most exciting or spectacular, but it is their commentary and conversation that makes the show phenomenal. Offstage this pageant star is quite entertaining between having an adorable pet pig named Glitzy and a 17-year-old sister having a baby. “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” has given us the inside look into a

Some have said the show is perpetuating negative stereotypes of people in the South and the Thompson family is being exploited. To quote Alana from the show, “That dolla make me holla honey boo boo child,” is self-explanatory; she likes making money and now has the means to continue bringing in the bank. She and her family are signed for another season that comes with a substantial raise from $5,000 to $7,000 an episode to between $15,000 to $20,000 an episode according to TMZ. They are entertainers and people need to stop being so touchy and laugh it off. Jersey Shore was an abomination to the Italian-American JENNIFER BRETT| MCT Campus community but that lasted about a week; “rednecks” should not be "Honey Boo Boo," right, appears taking the matter so personally and with her mother June Shannon in watch along with the rest of America. McIntyre, Ga. It is good to know there will be plenty more mud “boggin” (driving completely new world, making it around in mud pits on four-wheelers) either the worst or best show to air in and my personal favorite-more the past year. Honey Boo Boo phrases and new About a week ago, Buzzfeed words. On the TLC website there is posted the “10 Celebrities That Are even a dictionary to help out those Human Version of Furby” and Alana who do not watch religiously. is obviously No.1. Not only is there a If the Jersey Shore cast can striking physical similarity between coin “GTL,” “DTF” and “smush,” the two, but they are both hard to Honey Boo Boo will certainly be keep up with and terribly annoying if the next success. The Thompson/ they do not want to sleep. Shannon family is an honest bunch It looks as though the world and are more entertaining to a wider needed this new character as the viewership than the JS crew, although show has averaged 2.3 million the similarities are astonishing. viewers per episode and, according Snooki and Alana. Just think about to the Huffington Post, even beat that for a second. network broadcasts of the Republican “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” National Convention Aug. 19. will hopefully have the same success New York fashion mogul Simon as other MTV reality stars because I Doonan called Alana “today’s Shirley know I am not ready to say good-bye Temple.” She is precious, becoming to Alana after only 20 episodes come a household name and does not hold next year. anything back from her fans.

The opinions in this section do not necessarily reflect those of The DePaulia staff.


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By WENDY ROSEN Contributing Writer An increasing number of DePaul students are ditching classrooms and taking courses online in homes, hotels and coffee shops – 24-hours a day. And those homes, hotels and coffee shops may be scattered across the globe, according to Joseph Vu, associate professor in the Department of Finance. “I have students taking my course from Japan, from China, from Bahrain, and from several states: California, Wisconsin, Indiana, New York,” Vu said. Online enrollments increased 413 percent from 1,122 to 5,751 from 2006 to 2012, according to a DePaul press release. Quarterly course offerings soared from 150 to 400 during the same period. Work schedules, commutes and family commitments are some of the reasons students said they explore online options. “Everyone’s online all the time anyway, so why not make it more interactive in the school sense of it?” said Kristina Nevins, who took five online courses before graduating from DePaul in 2012. DePaul joins other U.S. universities whose online enrollments are skyrocketing. A 2011 national study conducted by the Babson Survey Research Group reported that online enrollments grew at a rate of 10 percent, as compared to less than one percent growth of the overall higher education student population. According to DePaul’s recently released strategic plan, “Vision 2018,” online options are here to stay. “The strategic plan is calling for an increased attention to this flexibility,” said GianMario Besana, DePaul’s associate vice president for Academic Affairs in Online Learning and Internationalization. According to Besana, the university is considering adding more online, hybrid and evening courses to make access to the quality of education that DePaul offers more flexible. Josh Dysart, a graduate student in the New Media Studies program, appreciates the flexibility. “Whether it’s during my lunch break here at work, first thing in the morning at home, last thing before I go to bed, you know there’s really an opportunity to do it at various times of day rather than being there in the physical classroom,” said Dysart. Online courses typically consist of video lectures, narrated PowerPoint presentations, discussion boards, quizzes, and may even include chats and tweets. Students may also choose hybrid courses that split instructional time between the classroom and online activities. “I definitely feel that the level of learning online mirrors if not exceeds the experience of sitting in the classroom,” said Darren Eyseter, a DePaul MBA student who believes students get as much out of an online course as they put in. But some faculty members wonder if computers are as effective as the classroom. According to Erik Peterson, adjunct faculty member in the College of Communication, critics of online courses fear less interaction, more cheating, and the loss of the classroom social experience. It can be more difficult to create valuable relationships and long-lasting learning communities. “I got a Ph.D. to interact with students, and so if we’re going to move more toward online, we really need to master how we can still do that and still feel like you’ve touched and seen students,” said Kelly Richmond Pope, an associate professor teaching online courses for the School of Accountancy and Management Information Systems. Peterson admits he initially had doubts.

“I thought, how could a computer experience ever replace a teacher in a classroom?” said Peterson, but teaching online changed his outlook. “I’m a convert in some respects, but I just really think of it as a different way of learning, not better or worse,” he said. Adding live chats and webinars to online course activities helps Pope, Peterson and other faculty members get to know students better. While it may be challenging to recreate the classroom experience, Pope believes the online learning environment offers advantages. “You really are dealing with a student one-on-one, because if one student emails you, then one student has a question to you,” she said. “I actually put more time, more student contact time in on my online class.” Theresa Steinbach, associate professor in the College of Computing and Digital Media, agreed. “I spend more time interacting with online students whether it be via email, Skype, online office hours, or in the discussion forum than I do with my in-class students,” said Steinbach. D i g i t a l discussion boards also boost student and faculty interactions. Jaclynne Madden, a graduate student, is taking her second online course titled “Internet and Interactive Marketing.” “It’s basically like Facebook,” said Madden. “You’re seeing what people post and what other people have posted in response…and you have to get into the conversation.” “In class I’m not a person that sits there and raises their hand ever, to be honest,” said Nevins.” So when I’m doing it online I’m always participating because it’s required so therefore I’m listening more.” Students looking for an easy class might want to think twice about taking a class online. “You have more work in online courses,” said Madden. “I think the professors expect you to read a lot more, watch videos each week and take notes,” she said. Peterson said he expects additional work from online students, “I feel I can actually assign more total work because students are obligated in many ways to

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replace their in-class time.” Besana said that DePaul has worked hard to assure that online courses are on par with the classroom. “We’ve been extremely careful from the very beginning in insuring that whatever we put online has the same if not more quality control that we put on the courses we offer face-to-face,” said Besana. “It’s not DePaul light.” A 2010 national report revealed online students outperform those in the classroom. The report prepared by SRI International for the U.S. Department of Education examined 99 studies between 1996 and 2008. It concluded, “Students in online conditions performed modestly better, on average, than those learning the same material through traditional face-to-face instruction.” In order to be successful online, learners need to be organized, selfdisciplined, comfortable with technology and able to meet deadlines, according to both students and faculty. Some students struggle with online classes because they lack organizational skills, not because they do not understand the materials. “They turned things in late, they didn’t know what was due, they didn’t know how to attach the assignment properly,” said Pope. Writing everything down helped Nevins hit course deadlines on time. She recommends reading the syllabus carefully and putting assignment due dates in a planner. The faculty also needs new strategies to develop and lead online courses. Many extend their skills by participating in DePaul’s Online Teaching Series (DOTS). The program won national recognition when it received the 2012 Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C) in September for excellence in faculty development for online teaching, according to a DePaul press release. “I think the DOTS program does a great job of exposing people to how to replicate or modify some of the things they do in the face-to-face environment to make them work in the online environment,” said Peterson. Pope offers advice to students who want to determine if faculty members will teach effectively online: “You know what I would do?” she asked. “I would send them an email and see how long it takes them to get back to me. That would be my first test.”


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The DePaul Online Teaching Series wins award

The DePaul Online Teaching Series (DOTS) received the 2012 Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C) award in September, which recognizes institutions that have developed and delivered an outstanding online teaching program for faculty. DePaul established DOTS in 2008 to train and support faculty in the development of high-quality online and hybrid courses. In the past five years, 239 faculty members from 34 departments of eight colleges and programs have attended DOTS. The program introduces faculty to online-learning best practices and innovative uses of technology. The program consists of three phases.

training. Adjunct faculty are required to develop a course but are not required to teach it. DOTS has become the driving force for the rapid growth of online courses and programs at DePaul, including a 167 percent increase in online course offerings and a 413 percent increase in online enrollment, from 1,122 in spring 2006 to 5,751 in spring 2012. The growth of online and hybrid courses has allowed several schools and colleges to launch the following online and hybrid programs:

Faculty commits to 36 hours of online and onsite learning activities offered in quarterlong and three-week intensive formats. Both formats begin with a week of immersive online learning experience followed by six onsite meetings and continued online activities.

School of Public Service


Course Development Faculty receives assistance in planning, building, and revising their online or hybrid course with ongoing support from a designated instructional designer and a team of course developers.

Course Review:

Certified Quality-Matters (QM) reviewers at DePaul use the QM rubric to ensure all courses meet QM standards and follow best practices in online course design. DePaul provides each DOTS participant with a $1,500 stipend and a technology kit that includes a laptop computer, webcam, headset, microphone and essential software for online course development. In return, tenure-track faculty must develop and teach at least one online or hybrid course within 18 months of completing DOTS

College of Education LBS1 Endorsement, Type 75 Certificate, Curriculum Studies w/Type 75, Ed Leadership

MS of Public Service Management, Master of Public Admin

Driehaus College of Business

CPA Review, MS Accounting (to be launched in fall 2012)

College of Communication Of its eight undergraduate majors, four can be taken online and two can be taken in a hybrid format.

College of Science and Health

Psychology major (to be launched in winter 2013) Doctor of Nursing (hybrid, fall 2012)

Sources DePaul University press release: September 13 DePaul news online DePaul University Newsline October 2012


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By KRISTEN GOLDSTEIN Contributing Writer Fall may have just arrived, but the fashion world already has its eyes set on spring, and last month’s various fashion weeks showcased the designers’ spring ready-to-wear collection and gave the public a glimpse of what we can look forward to wearing for the upcoming season. Starting with color, it was monochrome white that stood out. The crisp look was prevalent in numerous collections in all four major fashion week locations. In New York, Prabal Gurung had model Joan Smalls as the opener in an embroidered white jacket covering a sheer top, paired with loose-fitting white trousers and mesh, pointed toe wedges. Nicole Farhi showed in London, and for her last season as creative director of her own line, Farhi’s first look of the collection was a white shift dress featuring a structured fold along

the neck and chest. In Milan, Roberto Cavalli kicked off his collection by sending an all white ensemble consisting of a lace tunic over a slashed leather pant down the runway. Missoni took a surprising turn by starting the show with clean, white designs. Finally, with Paris came Maiyet’s spring collection, where the opening section featured solely white monochromatic outfits. Other shows that had major white moments on the runway include Alexander Wang, Emilio Pucci, Richard Nicoll, Gianfranco Ferré, Rebecca Minkoff and Sass & Bide amongst many others. However, on the other side of the spectrum, a darker palette also made an appearance in multiple collections, most notably in two of the biggest shows of Paris Fashion Week – Lanvin and Saint Laurent. Lanvin’s nearly all-black collection featured beautifully embellished jackets and jumpsuits, as well as allleather looks. It was not until the end of the show that the

structured, jewel tone dresses (this time adorned with large black bows) that Lanvin is so known for made their debut. As for Saint Laurent, new creative designer Hedi Slimane saved the bright pops of color for the end of his first womenswear collection at the design house, working with mostly black and neutrals for the rest of the looks, which were a tribute to Yves Saint Laurent’s iconic “Le Smoking” tuxedo suit. Aside from color schemes, certain details could not be escaped this season. Lace was absolutely everywhere in every form. Dresses, tops and pants with lace overlays were all over the runways. Versace used nude and black lace throughout the collection, while Jason Wu impressed fashion lovers with a navy blue, fitted lace jumpsuit, and Brood’s combination of black lace and florals was a hit with critics. Also, next season won’t be the time to be modest, especially if you plan on taking a cue from

Versace, Paul Smith or Preen, all of whom featured dresses and skirts with high rising slits. Plenty of more skin was shown with plunging necklines at Anthony Vaccarello and current fashion industry favorite Céline. Balenciaga put out midriff baring tops, and the last few looks of Alexander Wang’s futuristic collection incorporated dresses full of cutouts. Paul Smith and Preen both stayed on trend again by incorporating sheer panels in their collection. Others who used sheer details were Saint Laurent, Catharine Malandrino and Helmut Lang, where designers Nicole and Michael Colovos also included leather in their spring collection – another big trend for next season as shown at Derek Lam, Rodarte, and more. As for silhouettes, it was clean, straight lines and slim fits that were most often seen on the runways. Lanvin featured “square” dresses, while at Chalayan, the opening look of a boxy, black coat dress

was a standout. Boxy shapes again made an appearance at Balenciaga in the form of crop tops. Also noticeable this season was the emphasis on structured shoulders which could be seen from the likes of Balmain and Narciso Rodriguez. Lastly, it was the asymmetry from Raf Simons’ first ready-to-wear collection at Dior that really stood out. Amongst the pleated, A-line coat dresses and graphic floral printed, voluminous skirts, were asymmetrical hemmed chiffon gowns, and again asymmetry was created through brightly colored trains off sleeveless dresses and tank tops paired with black shorts. With four major fashion weeks to keep up with, narrowing down all that’s seen on the runway to just a few key trends can be tricky, but if the last four weeks have proven anything, it is that we have plenty of great fashion to look forward to this upcoming spring.

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“Fall” in love with Anthropolgie’s Fall collection By ALEX MORESCO Contributing Writer

To celebrate the fall season's much awaited arrival, Anthropologie put on a fabulous fashion show on Oct. 4, to showcase what is in store for the chillier months. Not only did they present fabulous tops and jeans, but also mustard colored dresses, crystal hair pins and accessories galore. The show was incredibly well put together and somehow managed to make you feel good inside. Maybe it was the smiling models, maybe it was the mini cupcakes; the exact reason isn’t set in stone. The show started off with a heavily embroidered, mustard yellow dress. The dress was accessorized to perfection with an emerald green statement necklace, dark gray tights and suede booties. This was a terrific transitional outfit between summer and fall. The dress could be worn during the hotter months with leather flip flops and during the chillier months with a leather jacket. Whether the Anthropologie team took this aspect of the outfit into consideration or not, it certainly got everyone in the audience

talking. Along with the simple mustard dress, Anthropologie also presented a peplum, deeper hued, three quarter sleeved dress. This seemed to be a large hit with the crowd of fashion socialites, bloggers and press because camera flashes started going off all at once. Although both dresses were the same color, they were incredibly different. The effort put into these two styles was sheer, quirky genius. At first glance, one may not have noticed the vast array of crystal embellished accessories that consistently appeared on every model. Adding extras to an outfit can transform any look, and this was no exception. Large crystal hair clips were used to



CLOCKWISE, FROM TOP LEFT: Detailing of a hair embellishment, detailed embroidery on the bodice of a dress, fall trends of mustard and peplums makes this dress a must-have.


keep the model’s top buns in tact, while tiny waist chains with gemstone adornments added pops of sparkle to otherwise demure

skirts. On the fall couture runways, this was a standout trend. Now, it is easily obtainable in real life thanks to Anthropologie. Overall, the Anthropologie store will be full of playful pieces that can be mixed and matched for as long as the heart desires. Along with the elegant dresses and embellishments, were many other separates that would be

easily wearable. Printed leggings and eloquently stitched sweaters would be on trend with knee high leather boots. If you would like to check it out for yourself, head over to the Anthropologie off of the Southport station and one of the extremely pleasant stylists there will help you pick out key items for the season.

Neighborhood Elephant New store brings Lincoln Park a resale option, DePaul students a discount By ALEKSANDRA BUSH Contributing Writer This past summer, a local DePaul favorite closed its doors for good. The Children’s Memorial Hospital resale shop The White Elephant, on the corner of Fullerton, Lincoln and Halsted Avenue, moved along with the hospital. Luckily, there is a new resale shop in town for DePaul students to discover. The New Elephant Resale Shop of Chicago is located at 1145 W. Webster Ave., just across the street from Oscar Mayer Elementary School. The store had its grand opening on Sept. 22 and is ready to take on the needs of DePaul students. “We’d love to see more students come in since it is just across the way and I’m sure they could find something they’d like,” said Heidi Olson, the director of social media and marketing at The New Elephant. The resale shop may not be as large as its predecessor, but the store is more organized; students and community members alike are able to find things ranging from furniture to clothing. Besides the obvious financial perks of buying resale, the store also benefits the community because it is organized for charitable purposes. The Illinois non-profit corporation benefits the community by donating to local charities such as the Jessie White Tumbling Team and The


Kids' Equipment Network. Donations are also being accepted during the store’s business hours so keep them in mind at the end of the year when you are moving or decide to do some cleaning. The store asks that donated items are clean and not torn or stained. For every item you donate, you will receive a tax deductible receipt. Since DePaul students typically do not have a vehicle to transport any furniture, the store offers a reasonably priced delivery service and also picks up furniture donations for free. The store also offers a 10 percent discount for students and teachers in the Chicago area with a valid ID. So if you still need that lamp for your dorm or just some sweaters for the fall, stop by The New Elephant to get some major savings and benefit your local community.


CLOCKWISE, FROM TOP LEFT: Window displays, storefront in Lincoln Park on Webster Ave., one of the many racks of vintage and resale clothing in-store, vintage chairs for sale.

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DePaul rocks

Part one of The DePaulia's series of Q&As with three DePaul-based bands By TRENT BOZEMAN Contributing Writer

While walking around DePaul’s campus on a beautiful, sunny day, one is bound to hear the sounds of an instrument. Whether it is the acoustic guitar being strummed in the quad or a harmonica being played outside the student center, DePaul University fosters an education to many students that value music as much as their academic studies. From Jeremy Barnes, drummer for Neutral Milk Hotel, to Ray Manzarek, keyboardist for The Doors, and many jazz musicians in between, student musicians have always been an important part of DePaul’s community. These well-known musicians are now performing on stages and no longer seen walking around campus hallways, but that only means there are new student musicians trying to become the “next big thing.” I am going to go out on a limb and call Kodiak Farm Boys the best bluegrass band in Chicago besides Sexfist and Al Scorch.

Originally hailing from North Carolina, the Kodiak Farm Boys have been making moves in the Windy City in the past year. The four-piece bluegrass group has a repertoire of songs that will keep your foot tapping for hours. I recently spoke with Laird Patten, sophomore education major and banjo player for the group, about his love for the bluegrass genre and how DePaul University fosters his creativity. DePaulia: I’m going to jump right in and ask “Why the banjo?” Laird Patten: It was actually on a whim for no reason. It was just an instrument that I picked up and wanted to pursue and perfect. DP: How long have you been playing for? LP: I’ve been playing music ever since I was about 10 years old. Started off with metal and now it’s just straight bluegrass. I would say I started getting really serious about the banjo about four years ago. DP: Did you play any instruments before starting the banjo?

LP: Yeah, I played guitar and piano. Heavy metal guitar and classical piano to be exact. DP: So bluegrass music definitely holds a spot in your heart. Could you explain its importance over other genres? LP: I think all genres of music are important. But American roots music, such as blues and bluegrass, has a lot of influence over popular music today and that’s what I think is most important DP: I really enjoy listening to bluegrass, but don’t you agree that it can sometimes sound a little repetitive. The chord progressions are all pretty generic, right? LP: Certainly, bluegrass can sound repetitive and a lot of the songs are practically the same chord progressions and melody. It makes it easy for people to get the hang of bluegrass and pick it up quickly. There’s a lot you can do with bluegrass but the nature of the music is all pretty much the same. DP: Going to DePaul, I’m sure students have seen your plucking talents across campus. What does DePaul do for your


Kodiak Farm Boys members, including banjo player Laird Patten, DePaul University student. craft? LP: Well, I was able to take a bluegrass history class last winter and I was able to learn a lot about the history and hear other artists that I had never heard of that influenced lot of what I’m doing today. Also, a lot of young people around campus gives you an audience, even when you are just practicing so that is pretty nice. DP: The Kodiak Farm Boys are a 4-piece bluegrass band from North Carolina that you are currently in. How did you meet up with them? LP: I met them through the bluegrass scene in Chicago, which is relatively small. I

actually didn’t here of KFB until a mutual friend told me about them. We started busking together last winter playing just simple tunes and from their it just escalated into what it is now. DP: So what are the plans for KFB for the remainder of the year? LP: Well, we definitely plan on playing a lot of shows during the fall but it slows down for bluegrass bands in the winter. We take the opportunity to go out into the subway and street perform. We all just renewed our performance license so that way we can keep up our chops.

Lincoln Hall welcomes Freelance Whales

By GENNA TARDI Contributing Writer

Midway though the Freelance Whales show last Thursday night, lead vocalist and multi-talented instrumentalist, Judah Dadone was glowing with anticipation as he made aware to the tightly packed Lincoln Hall venue that the show would be the bands longest set ever performed. Before he could even finish the announcement, an astounding roar of gratitude exploded in reply. At that point it was hard for the audience to be do anything but like the band, especially after Dadone mentioned that the band had collectively decided that Chicago was their favorite stop on the tour, which is why the tour starts here. It was the band’s first visit to Lincoln Hall, but it hasn’t been their only adventure through Chicago. In the past they’ve been welcomed by Chicagoans at diverse venue settings such as The Metro, Schuba’s and at 2010’s Lollapalooza. After the opener, San Francisco trio, Geographer; The Freelance Whales commenced their tour with a marriage of music from their older album, “Weathervanes” (2009), with a generous helping from the newly recorded, “Diluvia” (2012). Incorporating trumpet, mandolin and banjo into a predominately pop/synth sound makes for a diverse color. The live experience proves well that this band doesn’t hide behind their studio


Band members Judah Dadone (left), Doris Cellar, Chuck Criss, Kevin Read and Jake Hyman at Lincoln Hall on Thursday, Oct. 4.

recordings. The use of older and what some consider to be irrelevant instruments, makes for a successful deliverance both visually and auditorially. The support from the audience was overwhelming and there was never a lack of physical and mental communication between the band and their audience. Within the past couple years the band has really made its mark in the U.S. from east to west. This fall, their

tour may look a little slender with only 23 dates, but don’t let the numbers fool you. After Chicago, they are headed onward towards only the most crucial of stops, including Minneapolis, Dallas, Los Angeles, and their hometown New York. It’s also worth mentioning that some of these dates are daylong festivals. The Freelance Whales is not your average indie/pop/synth band trying to make it big in

the mainstream, but they made it anyway. This October, the band will reach a new milestone, having MTV support and feature tracks off their newest album. Their quirky attitudes and catchy songs are what initially sparks the audiences interest, but their coordination, originality and plain good musicianship are what keep them coming back. It’s obvious that the instrumental selections go against the grain in relation

to most other artists within the genre. This is just one of the many idiosyncrasies that the band is well versed in speaking to. The same tiny standup accordion that was used in recording their first two albums was not left behind collecting dust in their dad’s attic this tour, and it’s because of choices like this that the group of crafty musicians brings in its particularly warm and campy crowd.

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Dispatch rocks the Riv

By PARKER ASMANN Contributing Writer

Countless music goers rushed the gates of the Riviera Theatre Tuesday and Wednesday night for Dispatch’s second trip to Chicago after the trio broke up back in 2004. Dispatch has been referred to as the biggest band that no one has ever heard of. Music goers that enjoy the music of the Boston trio possessed a deep, burning passion for the melodic tunes that the band created. Comprised of Brad Corrigan, Chad Urmston and Pete Francis Heimbold, their first studio album was released in 1996 shortly after the members all graduated college. From there, the band continued to progress and went on to release three more albums before taking a break from the game in 2004. The band decided to perform a reunion show in the winter of 2007 titled “Dispatch Zimbabwe.” Proceeds from this show benefited charities in Zimbabwe to help fight poverty, famine and social injustice in Africa. In the fall of 2010, Dispatch hinted at their definite return on the band’s website. Last August, the band released newly recorded music brought for the first time in twelve years. The fall tour would expose the precision of their newest

album, “Circles Around the Sun.” Enthused fans packed the Uptown theater to the brim as the audience looked like sardines tightly crammed and anxiously waiting for the band to storm on stage. A unique energy filled the room while fans rushed to find beverages before becoming parked in the perfect spot for the show. Shoulder to shoulder, whispers of excitement and possible opening songs poured from onlookers. With a dark shadow cast over the instruments on stage, fans practically jumped from their spots in hopes of catching a glimpse of the talented group. At last, the band emerged from the darkness and graced the audience with a warm welcome. It didn’t take long for the first chords from guitarist Chad Urmston’s guitar to be heard from wall to wall across the venue. Instantly, a shock wave of emotion poured from the hearts of everyone on the floor. The first night was highlighted by a stellar performance of the band’s most popular tune, “The General.” The lyrics echoed from the rafters as fans joined the members of Dispatch in singing every word of the song. New and old hits littered the band’s final few songs on stage. Smiles occupied every face that passed through the doors and out onto the city streets. Night number one was finished and fans could hardly

wait to see how the band would amaze their ears the next night. As night number two came, an even larger amount of fans crowded the Riviera Theatre for what the music lovers hoped would be another stand out performance. Immediately, the threesome got the crowd pumped up with the choice of opening their closing night in Chicago with a fan favorite, “Bats in the Belfry.” Audience members turned to each other and belted the words almost becoming hoarse from the enthusiasm. This was only the beginning as the band carefully maneuvered their way through an upbeat and energetic set list. Each song aroused increasing amounts of joy throughout the screaming crowd. From the floor to the balcony, wall to wall, the entire venue sang as one while Dispatch crafted together some of the most dynamic performances of some of their most respected songs. Leading the charge was percussionist Brad Corrigan who accompanied his smooth drum skills with an angelic voice. A wide variety of songs from each of the band’s studio albums appeared on the set list for the audience to enjoy. Old classics such as “Passerby” and “Bang Bang” were precisely placed around new hits such as “Feels So Good” and “Josephine.” Music continued to roar and before the


Chad Urmston (left) and Pete Heimbold on stage on June 17, 2011 at Terminal 5 in New York City. audience could believe it, the time had come for one last song. After an extended introduction, Chad, Brad and Pete burst into a powerful performance of the song “Mission.” A sudden roar bolted across the floor while fans could now be assured to walk home happy. Nothing but kind words and admiration filled the sentences of pleased supporters. Among the

people in attendance, Scott Dever, co-founder of the charitable organization Love Light & Melody, had nothing but praise for the three musicians. “These guys always provide so much energy and you can tell they’re doing what they love. It’s always a pleasure to see passion like that being displayed on stage,” said Denver.

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Fall harvest underway at Ginkgo Organic Gardens By MAGGIE DZIUBEK Contributing Writer On an average Saturday morning, it's quiet on the 4000 block of Kenmore Avenue, a typical residential block lined with brownstones and apartment buildings. At the center of the block, 4050 N. Kenmore houses a red stone apartment building. A nearly identical version in yellow sits at 4060. Nestled in between, at 4055 N. Kenmore, a stone path leads to a wrought iron gate behind which lies something completely different. The space at 4055 N. Kenmore used to be a vacant lot, but in 1994, it became Ginkgo Organic Gardens. For the past 18 years this allvolunteer garden has provided fresh produce to Vital Bridges (formerly Groceryland), a Heartland Alliance outreach program providing services for Chicagoans who have been diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. “We like to say we're a halfton garden,” said lead volunteer Alan Simmons of the garden's annual harvest. “What we give isn't enough to feed everyone, but it's a way

for us to support people who need access to high quality food,” Simmons said. Each Saturday morning from April to November, groups of volunteers come to work in the garden, and during harvest time each week, a load of produce is taken by bike directly to Vital Bridges.

“because I'm familiar with all kinds of fruits and vegetables, but I didn't know what they looked like on the vine,” For some volunteers, Ginkgo is not only an opportunity to learn about gardening, it is a chance to spend time outside with friends, “I started volunteering at Ginkgo when I moved to a smaller apartment. It didn't have any outside space and I missed it,” said Ivy Czekanski, a volunteer. “My favorite thing What we give isn't enough about (volunteering), though, to feed everyone, but it's is building community because a way for us to support you have friends here that you people who need access to see every week,” high quality food According to Simmons, most Saturdays, between 15 ALAN SIMMONS, volunteer and 30 volunteers will come to work at Ginkgo. Ginkgo is open to volunteers “We have a small cadre that of all knowledge and experience come back every week, it really levels. just depends,” Simmons said. “It “It allows people to learn a really acts like a sieve, people lot of different things,” Simmons may come and try it a few times said, “Farming techniques, and then we never see them organic gardening, to some again, but some people are really degree ecology and even a little just caught by it,” bit about orchards,” The garden is open for Volunteer Ruta Lesniauska volunteers Saturday from 9:30 said she enjoys seeing familiar a.m. to 1:00 p.m. as well as fruits and vegetables from a Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:00 different perspective, p.m. through November. Visit “My favorite thing to do is harvesting,” said Lesniauska, for more information.


A wrought iron gate marks the entrance to Ginkgo Organic Gardens at 4055 N. Kenmore Ave. in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood

A little taste of Austria


Chicago is certainly a city with a thriving restaurant culture. There are a variety of foods available for people with virtually any taste. In fact, Chicago restaurants are so diverse that there is definitely cuisine completely unfamiliar to American taste buds. This was exactly the case for me when I visited Julius Meinl, an Austrian restaurant located on North Southport Avenue. The restaurant, while not very big, is split into two sections. In the front/entrance area, customers may purchase tea and coffee blends from shelves behind the front counter. Desserts are on display and can be purchased from the front counter as well. Farther back in the restaurant are tables where guests may sit down to enjoy food and drink. There are not many tables in this section of the restaurant, but there are tables outside, and even glass doors that lead to them. Each table is complete with a candle to add elegance to the dining experience. The physical appearance of Julius Meinl is very quaint and relaxing: It was dimly lit with a moderate noise level. Not to mention a live string

A latte at Julius Meinl cafe in Lakeview with milk on the side. instrumentalist plays near the front door, serenading diners with soothing melodies. Julius Meinl is mostly a café, with a menu dominated by various coffees, teas and fruitinfused beverages. Still, there are plenty of Austrian meals to

choose from if a meal is truly desired. These meals include salads, breakfast meals and a plethora of desserts. If you are unfamiliar with Austrian cuisine, many of the items on the menu will be foreign to what you may be used to eating.


This was unfortunately the case for me, and I had a difficult time choosing a meal that I felt I would enjoy. I decided on a roasted chicken sandwich, topped with tomato, applewood smoked bacon and a special mayonnaise. The succulent

sandwich was served with a side salad, lightly coated with a mystery dressing. Together, the sandwich and salad made for a satisfying meal. For my beverage, I ordered a forest berry fruit blend – blackberry, strawberry, elderberry, raspberry and apple combined into a hot, tea-like drink. It was served in a sleek silver kettle accompanied by a teacup. The fruit blend is a deep pink in color, almost crimson. Tart to the tongue, the fruit berry blend was a nice complement to my meal. Once the main course was finished, the waiter was nice enough to serve a dessert at no cost. The dessert was a key lime pie – a tiny mound of key lime with a custard center, complete with a moist graham cracker bottom. I quite enjoyed it; the flavor was a sweet, tangy end to a delicious dinner. All in all, Julius Meinl is a quaint café that DePaul students should consider visiting. It has the key elements of any good eatery: sophistication, style and delectable food and drink. Not to mention, it is not a far distance from the DePaul campus – only a short ride on the Brown Line going north from Fullerton to the Southport stop. For a little taste of Austria, Julius Meinl takes the cake. Visit the cafe at 3601 N. Southport Ave.

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By AMY MORTON Contributing Writer On a brisk fall day, Chicagoans can be seen scurrying around the city in scarves and boots with earphones plugged in. What’s one of the best neighborhoods to spend your Saturday afternoon? Wicker Park. Once an industrial area, Wicker Park has transformed into a series of vintage stores and coffee shops that hipsters and fashionistas of any sort flock to. In a one-block radius, stores with immense diversity can be seen. For example, the vintage

store, Buffalo Exchange is home to many trendy items. The store also tries to “spice it up with risk buys,” said Buffalo Exchange employee Andrea. Because Buffalo Exchange allows customers and employees to buy, sell and trade clothes, Andrea is easily able to switch out clothes to create a new style. As Valerie by Amy Winehouse played in the background, Andrea walked over to the shoes. Buffalo has quite an impressive shoe collection. Brands include Aldo, Michael Kors, Miss Sixty and Steve Madden. “Buffalo Exchange appeals to the younger crowd and is great if you love

“Peanut butter koopatroopa” at The Wormhole. clothes, fashion and people,” said Andrea. Two stores down sits the Mojo Spa. A favorite of fashion magazines and celebrities (Lady Gaga was spotted at the spa two weeks ago), Mojo Spa only sells all handmade products. These products include skincare, makeup, and body care. The most popular product? The cupcake soaps using natural food ingredients. The manicure and pedicure areas are in the back of the store. Rows of Essie nail polish of all colors line the walls. “Mojo Spa is the best place to get your nails done. They always have the best selection

of nail polish and latest trends,” one customer said. The Spa gives its customers the star treatment. For every manicure, the customer will also receive a free cookie and a cocktail (for those over 21). They also offer many events including “beauty and brunch” and also host bachelorette and birthday parties. Towards the end of this stretch of N. Milwaukee Ave., the smell of espresso leaks through the doors of The Wormhole Coffee. Customers sit at the dark wood tables with their computers contently studying or looking at Tumblr. The car from “Back to

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the Future” sits elevated at the back of the store. The walls are lined with classic film posters. “I keep coming back to Wormhole for the amazing coffee and the cool atmosphere,” says one customer while waiting for her coffee. Coffee is served in all kinds of differently decorated mugs and drinks include “Homemade Vanilla Bean” and “Peanut Butter Koopatroopa,” which consists of peanut mousse, chocolate, and coffee. The Wormhole Coffee would be a great place for the modern day student to study, meet up with friends or simply relax on a rainy day.

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“Perks” blooms in on-screen adaptation By EMMA RUBENSTEIN Contributing Writer

The beloved book “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” was adapted to the big screen this year. It is a quiet film that is lovely, heart wrenching, and tender. While it is nothing groundbreaking, it is an extremely enjoyable movie that is very worth seeing. The film follows the quirky friendship of three troubled teenagers, Charlie (Logan Lerman), Sam (Emma Watson), and Patrick (Ezra Miller). When the movie begins, Charlie is starting high school, struggling with feeling alone – until he meets a group of other “wallflowers.” The other “misfits” introduce him to a world of friendship and honesty that he had never known. He is opened up for the first time to the painful and troubled past of others and confronts the trauma in his own. “Wallflower” explores drug use, suicide, heartbreak and abuse with an air of dignity and grace that is very touching. It shies away from nothing and, in turn, allows all people, regardless of age, a chance to relate to the story. It steers clear of melodrama in order to drive an even sharper sadness into the hearts of its audience. Every actor delivers a nuanced and solid performance, though it is Emma Watson who truly shines. On a technical level, her American accent is flawless. It enhances, rather than draws away, from her performance; it is a testament to her versatility and her acting abilities. She paints the perfect portrait of a girl who is


From left to right: Logan Lerman, Ezra Miller and Emma Watson in a scene from "The Perks of Being a Wallflower." living on the tip of an iceberg, trying to maintain a stable life despite her history. Her troubled past, while not visible in the film, is palpable. Her troubles become apparent in her every line and movement, in her very being. Watson’s work is impressive and adds an incredibly intriguing dimension to the movie. Logan Lerman had a difficult task at hand when it came to portraying Charlie. He did a very commendable job, though there was “something” lacking from his performance. Charlie is a troubled and



quiet teen. While Lerman provides a wonderful and subtle portrayal, there is a certain tumultuousness that the character of Charlie needed that Lerman did not provide. At times, his subtlety, which may be intended as a sort of numbness, can be mistaken for a lack of acting abilities. All negativity aside, though, Lerman delivers a wonderful performance of a boy who confronts his demons and starts to come alive for the very first time. Paul Rudd also makes a small, but dynamic appearance as Charlie’s teacher.

He adds warmth to the film that was vital and delightful. His appearances were a breath of fresh air that framed and intensified troubling moments. “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” is an “off the beaten trail” kind of movie that is nuanced and digestible. It is enriching but does not shove its message down the audiences’ throats. The movie is subtle but contains a world of energy that drives it forward and marches it straight to the heart. It is a quietly vivacious film that is more than worth a visit to the theater.

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It’s been nearly four years since Martin McDonagh gave us the brilliant “In Bruges,” and now he has returned in top form. “Seven Psychopaths” is the second film from the 42-year-old writer/ director and will probably be his most crowd-pleasing to date. From an allstar cast to a script brimming with foul language, McDonagh keeps the laughs coming and the violence ridiculous. The film follows Marty (Colin Farrell), a writer hoping to finish his screenplay entitled Seven Psychopaths. His friend Billy (Sam Rockwell), an unemployed actor, kidnaps dogs with Hans (Christopher Walken), a quiet, religious man with a dark past. Things go haywire when Billy and Hans steal the Shih Tzu of Charlie Costello (Woody Harrelson), an unpredictable gangster who will kill anyone associated with his dog’s kidnapping. The wild ride that ensues introduces Marty to a range of psychopaths including a bunny-toting killer named Zachariah (Tom Waits) and a killer whose calling card is the jack of diamonds. These psychopaths may be Marty’s ticket to finishing his screenplay, or they may be his demise. “Seven Psychopaths” is comedic gold, and it hits all the right notes to please an audience. McDonagh has a knack for balancing profanity and gore alongside sentiment and morality, and his script exhibits this talent brilliantly. He


Colin Farrell (left), Christopher Walken and Sam Rockwell in a scene from "Seven Psychopaths." brings so many elements to this narrative that it becomes more and more over the top as the film progresses, but it works, and the over-the-top nature of his writing provides entertainment unlike anything in recent memory. The cast of this film is also top notch. Farrell is great as the alcoholic writer trying his best to finish his screenplay. Rockwell is utterly brilliant as Billy, and Walken has never been better than he is as Hans. His delivery of lines is terrific as always, especially when he says the word “hallucinogens” (hilarious). Harrelson kills it as the psychopathic mob boss who wants nothing more than his lovable pooch back. “Seven Psychopaths” might be the best comedy this year. Brimming with killer dialogue, bloody gore and amazing characters, it grabs a hold of you and doesn’t let go. McDonagh has given us another work of genius.

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The new bar crawl: a “c aff ent ure ” By TAYLOR ALCANTAR Contributing Writer

When you hear the terms “cyclone,” “blooming,” “exothermic” and “coarse particles,” what is the first thing that comes to your mind? These aren’t terms from a science textbook but are actually coffee jargon, heard throughout the Caffentures’ Brown Line Coffee Crawl. The crawl takes coffee lovers to three unique coffee shops along a particular train line and explores the facets of brewing, grinding, roasting and other aspects that makes a good cup of Joe. I “crawled” the Brown Line “caffenture” and was impressed by what I saw; heard; learned and most importantly, tasted. The crawl started at Intelligentsia 1871, which is tucked away on the 12th floor of the Merchandise Mart and called “1871” because it is partnered with and adjoined to the art center for digital startups with the same name. It’s a little hard to find: As soon as you step out of the elevator on the 12th floor you are greeted by ghostly white walls and faded gray carpet. Looking around, you will see private office space, and before you get back on the elevator in embarrassment, look down the hallway for the blazing yellow 1871 neon sign, which covers an entire wall at the end of the wall and beckons you to some excellent coffee. At this first leg of the tour, my fellow “crawlers” and I began with a coffee rite of passage, drinking black coffee. Intelligentsia educator Rebecca, who described the staff of Intelligentsia 1871 as “self-motivated coffee nerds,” filled three small glasses with different Ethiopian coffees brewed from different sized coffee particles. Yes, the grounds. Everything else, the weight of the

grounds and the amount of water used, was exactly the same, but there was an obvious difference in taste. Rebecca explained that baristas are trained for as much as nine months before they have mastered the skill and knowledge to brew with the right particle size. The next stop of the tour was City Grounds Coffee Bar, which is just a 10-minute walk from the DePaul Lincoln Park Campus on Dickens’ Avenue, near Oz Park. The chic coffee bar is again a little hidden away and tricky to find, but once we got there, we were greeted by what looked like a laboratory and the owner, Steve Chang. He took very precise measurements of coffee grounds with a small silver scale and the temperature of the boiling water with a thermometer until each was perfect. Then he used a pour over method so we could watch two different coffee grounds react to the hot water, in a process that is called “blooming.” The first coffee, fresh Metropolis coffee, rose and foamed as the water hit the coffee, while the second, four month old coffee, hardly changed and was not pleasant tasting at all. On our way to the third coffee shop, I bought a savory vegetable empanada, and really, the empanada is reason enough to visit City Grounds again. Finally, the last leg of the tour concluded at Bow Truss Coffee Roasters on Broadway. At the front of Bow Truss, you can get an excellent cup of coffee, and at the back of Bow Truss you can watch and smell it being roasted. The crawlers and I all crowded around the roaster, watching the beans turn from jade to mocha brown and they smelled, interestingly enough, like buttered bread or maybe popcorn. Next to the roaster was a laptop with an open spreadsheet, keeping


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very precise track of every temperature and batch that day. While we watched and learned about roasting, a taste challenge was being prepared behind us. Three small deserts (strawberry shortcake, hot coca with peach slices and a honey and a blackberry and caramel plate) were placed in front of us along with three small cups of coffee. Each coffee held a hint of the desert in front of us and we were to match the desert to the coffee. With that, the tour was completed and had actually run 30 minutes over. Two things that might intimidate potential crawlers away are the price tag and all the black coffee. I was very surprised at how much I enjoyed the black coffee, something I’d never voluntarily tried before. If you truly like coffee, you won’t miss the cream and sugar. As for the price ($30), I think you absolutely get your money’s worth with nine small cups of

coffee, three small deserts and a great tour of parts of the city many people don’t see. One of the greatest things about this tour, besides the coffee obviously, was the unexpected sightseeing done along the way. Caffentures recommends you wearswalking shoes on a tour and I would second that recommendation, but all of that walking takes you through the vibrant Lincoln Park and Lake View neighborhoods and past many places worth coming back to check out. Tour guide and founder Jenn Chen was more than knowledgeable about the places to see and eat. None of us on the tour knew each other before but it was fairly relaxed and enjoyable, so no need to bring a friend along. One word of advice, make plans for after the crawl. When the crawl ends at 4 p.m., you will feel more than caffeinated enough to fuel several more adventures.



1. Parsley or sage 5. Down with the flu 8. Plate 12. Stuntman Knievel 13. Able to be recycled 15. Allot 16. Starter mechanism 17. Light-splitting shapes 19. Wave tops 20. Occupational overuse syndrome 21. Outbuilding 22. Estrange 25. Ear of corn 28. Provisionally 31. Unborn chick 32. Deserter or outlaw 33. Love god 35. Tomb inscription 36. As a whole 39. Sway unsteadily 42. Christmas time 44. Vocal solo 45. Teaches 46. Sour-tasting 47. Money owed 48. "Absolutely!" 49. Fencing blade

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Junior libero Allyson Rooks.

Following a devastating five-set loss to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Sept. 26, DePaul looked to rebound last week in matches against Big East foes Syracuse and Marquette. Against Syracuse, the Blue Demons looked as good as they have all season. Freshman Abbie Fleener had a career day with 21 kills and DePaul beat the Orange in four sets (25-21, 29-31, 25-18, 25-20). Thanks to the combined effort of Fleener and senior Rachel Aumann, DePaul moved to 6-10 on the season. Aumann and junior Vesela Zapryanova each reached double-digit kills for the third consecutive match. DePaul came out of the gates hot, hitting .367 in the first set and finished with a .302 attack percentage for the match. It was the second time this year that they attacked at a .300 clip. The women didn’t fare as well in

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opportunity six minutes in, but a header in front of the goal cleared the crossbar. “I thought we had a great start. That was our gameplan – to come out with a lot of energy and intensity and have a great start and I thought we did that,” said Chastain. The crowd added intensity to the match as well. It was Field Trip Day at Wish Field, as DePaul invited four elementary schools

the next match against Marquette. The Blue Demons fell to 6-11 after a 3-0 setback against the 12-3 Golden Eagles. Zapryanova led DePaul with 12 kills, her fourth match in a row reaching double figures in that category. The majority of the first two sets were played with neither team gaining more than a two-point advantage, and the Blue Demons led much of the third set before giving it away late. The Blue Demons may be five games under .500, but they’ve already shown vast improvement in 2012. The team finished with seven total wins last season, and has a chance to equal that with their next victory. The rest of the schedule is against conference opponents, so DePaul will have a chance to improve on a 1-3 conference record and make strides before the Big East Tournament begins in mid-November.

to attend the game and sit in the stands to cheer on the Blue Demons. The crowd of 503 was loud for the majority of the game and the visiting schools St. Clements, Finkl, Claremont and Belmont-Craigin made their presence felt. “The energy and the environment was great for the girls. It’s great that those schools were able to come out and support us and watch a soccer game. I hope they can aspire to be like one of our girls,” said Chastain.

The Blue Demons dropped their third consecutive game, all of which have come against Big East opponents. With only a few Big East matches remaining, Chastain’s squad faces an uphill battle in the deep conference. “All of these games in the Big East are tough grinds,” said Chastain. “We recognize that we threw away a good opportunity to get some points today, and we’ve got to go out and get some more.”

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(From left): Brandon Marshall, Gale Sayers, Neil Wilkenson and Mike Ditka in attendance at the Legends Fight Night event, Oct. 4. addressed the crowd. “These are great causes we are honoring here today,” said Wilkinson. “We wanted to identify charities that are lesser known, underserved, and maybe not in the mainstream.” Various athletes and notable people were in attendance including

former NBA player Antoine Walker and Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall. “When I first got traded the first thing I wanted to do is make an impact in the community,” Marshall said. “To be here tonight and mingle with some of the key figures in the

Everybody knows how good [DePaul's] program has been. DePaul is very important in a major market.” MIKE ARESCO, Big East Commissioner

Chicago legends fight for charity

Chicago legends Gale Sayers and Mike Ditka’s charities benefitted from Neal Wilkinson’s annual Legends Fight Night Thursday evening at the Chicago Illumination Company. Legends Fight Night is an annual event that raises money for certain charities. The event was to feature five Golden Glove amateur fights, but the rain prevented that from happening. However, that didn’t stop money from being raised. This year the Gale Sayers’ Resource Center and Mike Ditka’s Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund were Wilkinson’s choice. “This is the one time of the year that is reflective for me and the reason I’m involved with this and have done this is because I feel like have to give something back,” said Wilkinson, as he

Louisville, DePaul and St. John’s. We have Temple coming in, Memphis and Houston. When these teams join the Big East they’ll elevate themselves because they’re in the Big East.” Aresco also briefly touched on Notre Dame’s recent announcement to leave the conference. “We loved the relationship with Notre Dame,” Aresco said. “It’s a great institution – we were happy to have them in the conference, we’ve wished them well. They decided to move on, but that’s a clarifying moment in some ways in college sports. We think now that there will be a period of stability. “One never knows in this business, but I believe that, I think a lot of people believe that, and I think that’ll enable all

community is always special.” Also in attendance was Showtime Boxing commentator Al Bernstein. Bernstein, who was celebrating his 30th year of commentating, lived in Chicago for the first 36 years and was glad to be back to celebrate the

event’s cause. “I’m thrilled and honored to be here,” said Bernstein. “The Gridiron Greats is so wonderful because we all know that the players that benefit from that really need it.” The Gale Sayers’ Resource Center is a non-profit organization that helps educate Chicago area youth. Over the years they have worked with various schools including Vanderpool, one of the top schools in the Chicago area, said foundation’s director Doris Odom. The Gridiron Greats Assistance fund is also a non-profit organization that helps former NFL players receive financial grants and ‘pro bono’ medical assistance. Mike Ditka said that “people don’t realize that are 25 years younger than me that are a lot worse. When you start feeling problems of dementia at that age, that’s pretty scary.”

the conferences now to consolidate.” Aresco stressed the importance of new media throughout the day, mentioning how the conference’s adoption of new media contracts will go a long way in its plans of becoming a major media conference like the Big Ten. “We need to do a good TV/media deal. We need to do a deal that gives our schools the resources they need, that gives them the confidence financially, the stability they need. And also the exposure they need,” said Aresco. He mentioned the importance of Big East name as a brand in college athletics that can’t be replaced. “There have been talks about changing the name of the conference,” said Aresco. “I don’t want to change our name. We want to tell our story while forging a very bright future.” Aresco touched on the possibility of creating a dedicated Big East network, which would give fans an all-access approach to the conference similar to that of the Big Ten Network. “As you know, some conferences have their own TV networks. We have so much product that we’ll look at every option. We’ll be very aggressive in the digital area,” said Aresco. “I don’t want to create any expectations, but we think our value will be recognized and ultimately it will be maximized.” Aresco also discussed DePaul and their role in contributing to the conference’s success. “DePaul is a very important school for us,” Aresco said. “Everybody remembers DePaul in the Final Four, everybody knows how good the program has been. DePaul is very important in a major market. “DePaul, I think, can contribute a great deal, just as St. John’s will, as Villanova does in Philadelphia, as Georgetown does in the D.C. area. DePaul is extremely important to us. And I know [head men’s basketball coach] Oliver (Purnell) will get it done.” When asked about the Big East’s involvement in DePaul’s new arena plans, Aresco said, “not at all, it’s up to DePaul, and whatever they do they’ll make the right decision.”

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Better luck next year, Sox

Know how people say that “hate” is a very strong word? Well, so is “luck.” The word implies that a person or group didn’t deserve the success or accomplishments that he/she/they received. It has the connotation of ineptitude, that through sheer outside forces a person or group was rewarded or put in a favorable position. In that sense, the 2012 White Sox weren’t exactly lucky. They won 85 games this season, and their expected win-loss record is actually a few games better, at 88-74. The Sox were a good team this year. But they did catch a lot of breaks. They were fortunate enough to play in Photo Courtesy of the Associated Press the American League Central, with three crummy teams (Royals, Indians, Twins) Chicago White Sox starter Chris Sale, center, wipes his face as the team reacts and one should-be contender that didn’t after Tampa Bay Rays' B.J. Upton hit a one-run single during the fourth inning of put it all together until the last 13 games a baseball game in Chicago, Sept. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh). of the season. Detroit leads the division with 88 wins; Los Angeles and Tampa Bay also in the field and on the basepaths; Jake first-time regular starters. did not make the playoffs with 89 and 90 Peavy had an injury-free season for the Having considered all that… expect wins, respectively. The AL Central was a first time in awhile, pitched 219 innings the White Sox to make major changes for winnable, wide-open division this year. and had a 3.37 ERA with a 1.096 WHIP. the 2013 season. Or at least they should. Chicago was blessed with bounce-back The Sox also got unexpected help from Bringing back everyone for a sequel to years from their top sluggers and pitchers. their young players. Chris Sale was a Cy this season (hoping for a better outcome, Adam Dunn socked 41 home runs after a Young candidate (17-8, 3.05 ERA). Nate naturally) will not go well. Regression to dreadful 2011 season; AJ Pierzynski had a Jones was the club’s best reliever, a righty the status quo is almost guaranteed. What career high in homers (27) and OPS (.827) with a high 90s fastball and a 2.40 ERA. are the odds that the rest of the division at age 35; Alex Rios had a subpar 2011, Those two, Alejandro De Aza, Dayan will be that bad and the older and younger but led the position players this year in Viciedo, Addison Reed and Jose Quintana players will continue their surprising 2012 Wins Above Replacement with 4.2, being all had a huge hand in the success of the success? a factor not only in the batters box, but team, and they were all either rookies or The door is open for re-tooling, if not


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outright rebuilding. Remember, last winter was the kick-off to a tear down roster project: General Manager Kenny Williams let ace pitcher Mark Buehrle leave in free agency and traded away outfielder Carlos Quentin and closer Sergio Santos. Williams isn’t tied down to this roster. This winter, Peavy, Pierzynski and third baseman Kevin Youkilis are all free agents. Losing them would be tough for the White Sox’s short term winning chances, but signing them market-value deals will cripple the team financially and block younger players’ paths to the big leagues. Also, the Sox may find that it’s time to sell high on Rios and Dunn --though they have large contracts that last a few more seasons, any player has trade value no matter the price (Carl Crawford and AJ Burnett are the best recent examples). Though they came oh-so-close this season, the White Sox must kick-start this rebuilding process. It’s time to let go of their big name free agents and clear some money for the future. It’s time to trade other vets for building blocks and improve their weak farm system (30th in MLB according to Baseball America). It’s time to give the current rookies bigger roles and weather the inevitable sophomore slump with little pressure to win. It’s time to give some of their top prospects, like Trayce Thompson and Nestor Molina, some at-bats and innings. The White Sox caught some breaks this year. They would be lucky to make the postseason in 2013 if they ran back this same core.

The long, long road ahead

It was another tough year for the Cubs this year. They ended with 101 losses for the first time in 46 years, their third largest loss total in franchise history; they finished 26th in the league in batting average; they didn’t have any big name free agent acquisitions; and worst of all, their attendance numbers fell. On top of the removal of Ryan Dempster and rumors of Alfonso Soriano wanting a trade, there really isn’t a whole lot to say about the team this year other than “it was horrid.” What I can say, though, is that while the present is dark and murky, the future might be bright for the Cubs. First off, before you start laughing at me, remember who the Cubs’ general manager is. Theo Epstein took over the Red Sox and made some acquisitions that lifted away the Curse of the Bambino and got the Red Sox their first championship since 1918 in 2004. The situation is similar to the Cubs’ Billy Goat curse, except Theo had a better team when he took over with the Red Sox. The Red Sox had at least been in second place in their division for five years straight before he took over, including two playoff victories. The Cubs haven’t been above fifth place for four years now and they haven’t won a playoff game since 2003. The Cubs are going to take a bit longer to get straight than the Red Sox. Cubs have question marks in many places, particularly in their pitching staff and outfield. Pitching is particularly an issue that takes a while to correct, and by getting rid of Dempster, Epstein could be making way for an even bigger pitcher this offseason. He could even be making way for a big name catcher

Jackson offer bright spots that were clouded by the team’s inconsistent level of play and their less than adequate pitching/closing. In fact, Rizzo represents the best hope for the Cubs yet. Despite only playing 87 games this season, he still had the fifth-highest batting average on the team, the third-most home runs, and the fourth-best on base percentage on the team. Samardzija also didn’t have such a bad year, either. He ended with a 3.8 ERA and 180 strikeouts, but also left the impression for many fans that he may be one of the cornerstones of the pitching rotation next year. If these young and new players, who answer the franchises call straight after being called up from the minors, continue to get their major league experience and continue to aid the team, imagine what the team could do with the addition of a big name hitter in the lineup The Cubs really are just one A-list player away from changing their fortunes. They missed out not acquiring either Albert Pujols or Prince Fielder, to whom they made offers, so they had to go into this year with Soriano as their marquee asset. Looking at the free agent class, getting rid of Soriano could clear way for a move for a Delmon Young or Austin Kearns. The Cubs could even knock out both their catching and hitting struggles by pursuing Mike Napoli or AJ Pierzynski. Baseball is a mysterious sport. Teams stacked with players can finish somewhere other than the top, even collapsing at the Photo Courtesy of the Associated Press Chicago Cubs' Starlin Castro reacts after swing at a pitch in the dirt against the last minute out of the postseason. Teams St. Louis Cardinals during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Sept. 22, 2012, with low payrolls and no-name players can make the push to make the wild card or win in Chicago. (AP Photo/Jim Prisching) their division. Anything can happen in this as well by getting rid of Geovany Soto. Another factor that makes for a bright sport, but the Cubs need to put themselves This season was Epstein just getting a feel future for the Cubs is the emergence of in the best position to succeed. They need for a very troubled team, and the mid- a handful of budding standouts. While to get themselves in a spot where they stop season garage sale he pulled could just be Starlin Castro continues to be strong at saying,” Maybe next year” and start saying selling the parts he doesn’t need in order to shortstop, players like Anthony Rizzo, “Maybe this year.” make room for better ones. Jeff Samardzija, Darwin Barney and Brett

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"ARENA" continued from front page Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M. addressed reports of a new arena. “I’m gonna let the outside folks chatter away and work inside very quietly,” Holtschneider said. “I am determined DePaul is not going to do this alone, and when you don’t do it alone, there’s always leaks.” A new arena is not the only option for DePaul. CBS Chicago reported that Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf has expressed interest in having the Blue Demons play at the United Center, the home of the Chicago Bulls and the Chicago Blackhawks. They could also possibly play at the proposed practice facility the Bulls are planning to build on one of the main parking lots surrounding their West Side arena. Although based on Fr. Holtschneider’s remarks, it doesn’t appear likely that the United Center would be a viable option. “We would not be the first tenant and maybe not the second tenant, or even necessarily the third. It could be Chicago likes the circus better,” he joked. With the United Center posing problems, another alternative would be building a new stadium. There are other factors that could prevent this happening as well. Last May, DePaul Athletic Director Jean Lenti Ponsetto estimated a new arena would cost around $200-250 million. There are questions as to where that money would come from. Crain’s Greg Hinz reported that McPier has more than $100 million in untapped bonding authority, funds that could be used to construct an arena. Other problems include zoning issues and political power.

Previously, locations closer to the Lincoln Park campus have been considered – including the A. Finkl & Sons Co. steel factory site on Cortland Avenue and the Morton Salt Company on Elston Avenue. These areas caused concern during the 43rd Ward alderman runoff debate March 31. “I think we should maintain that

before moving forward with building projects. That will be no different in this case.” Still, multiple people not involved directly in the process think that a move to the

the Lillian and Larry Goodman Center in Skokie, Ill. for their basketball team to play at the 27,834-gross square-foot facility. “If the need is there,” said Sanchez-Carlson, “keeping them in the city in the South Loop would be beneficial to all of us.” President of Sportscorp Ltd. Marc Gains, who has been involved in development of numerous m a j o r sports

close to the campus, it will have limited utility for other university activities that would be far better suited for something with close proximity to the campus. And it will be directly competitive with other existing facilities in the downtown area of Chicago.” At his press conference, the Chicago Tribune reported that Emanuel said that site selection is “ultimately is up to them, but I want them to pick Chicago, they want to pick Chicago.” DePaul has confirmed that it wants to bring back the men’s basketball team to the city. “We believe that moving to Chicago will increase game attendance and thereby create an even more positive game experience,” said Fr. Holtschneider. “We believe more students will attend if the distance and time to the arena is shortened. We also believe that a new arena located in Chicago will strengthen our ability to recruit the finest talent to play at DePaul.” The school declined to discuss the exact locations, but is listening to offers.


planned manufacturing system that’s been there for a long time against development which will cause rampant traffic issues,” said 43rd Ward Alderman Michele Smith. Despite the political pressure, Fr. Holtschneider told The DePaulia that “DePaul always takes its time working with neighbors and political leaders

South Loop could happen. The South Loop area would be located west of McCormick Place parking and a new CTA Green Line station, a site which has been proposed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Bonnie Sanchez-Carlson, executive director of the Near South Planning Board, pointed to Roosevelt University’s deal with

stadiums such as Yankee Stadium and Heinz Field, speculated that the DePaul stadium is a part of something bigger that is being pushed by Mayor Emanuel. “On its face, it’s questionable whether it makes sense,” Ganis said. “The city already has quite a few arenas and theaters for concerts. “[The proposed arena] is not

“Sometimes opportunities come your way that could save you so much money that you can’t pass up the conversation,” said Fr. Holtschneider. “Now that every college (facility) is housed well – or soon will be – we can turn our attention to this next project.”

“Head” injuries analyzed in new film

By HANNA GUERRERO Contributing Writer

“Head Games,” a documentary based on Christopher Nowinski’s book of the same title, takes on the controversial issue of head injuries in sports. The film, which was directed by Steve James, hits close to home. In 2011 former Chicago Bears player Dave Duerson committed suicide. Duerson’s suicide was believed to be a result of his neurodegenerative disease linked to concussions. In February of this year, his family filed a wrongful death suit against the NFL, claiming the league didn’t do enough to prevent or treat the concussions that severely damaged his brain before he killed himself. Featured in the documentary is the author of the book, Nowinski. Concussions have caused him devastating setbacks. After playing football at Harvard, Nowinski moved on to a professional career in prowrestling, which left him with numerous

head injuries. Eventually, Nowinski couldn’t even work out because of the nausea he felt. He decided he needed to do something about head injuries in sports, realizing he may not be the only athlete suffering from them. Indeed, Nowinski isn’t the only athlete suffering from brain damage caused by concussions suffered while playing sports. Other athletes featured in the documentary include former Philadelphia Flyers player Keith Primeau, who retired from the NHL in 2006 after suffering his fourth concussion. He now advocates for safer measures in the hockey league, but given that the game is notorious for its hard physicality, it has proven to be an uphill battle. The most surprising testimony comes from Cindy Parlow, 34, a former member of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team and three-time Olympic medalist. Soccer is not as prevalent a sport in head injury discussions, but it turns out women in soccer report more concussions than in men’s soccer.Parlow estimates half of

the goals she scored in her career were headers, and has been so plagued by concussion effects that she uses a GPS when driving even on the most familiar streets. Aside from the heart-wrenching athlete testimonials, there is scientific and medical evidence to back up the documentary’s argument that concussions have devastating consequences for athletes. Alan Schwarz, a sportswriter for the New York Times, gives the example of Andre Waters, former defensive back for the Philadelphia Eagles and Arizona Cardinals. Waters committed suicide in 2006 and Nowinski asked the family’s permission to have his brain examined. Neurologists at the University of Pittsburgh found that Waters’ brain had degenerated to that of an 85-year-old man and concluded that his suicide was a result of his sustained brain injuries that led to his depression and death. According to a study done at the University of Michigan, retired NFL players are more likely than other men to have brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

Although the research and evidence is convincing, it may not be enough to convince professional sports leagues to take extra precautions. Not every athlete that gets a concussion will get a neurodegenerative disease. The film challenges the sports culture of hard physical contact, even though spectators and athletes alike have accepted injuries as part of the game. There is a moment in the film that manages to convince any person about the safety of athletes. Kids in youth football league in Chicago are shown playing, their bodies clashing, their heads smashing onto the grassy field, trying to mimic the famous players they see on television. Any parent watching can understand that this documentary is trying to save the future athletes of professional sports from the pain and trauma that comes with concussions caused by playing sports. Maybe this will be enough for people in sports to start taking more preventative measures to ensure the safety of athletes. “Head Games” is playing at the Siskel Theater located at 164 N. State Street.


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Olympian downs DePaul in OT Jabari Parker cuts DePaul

Rebekah Roller. By DAVID WEBBER Assistant Sports Editor For 90 minutes on Friday, the DePaul women’s soccer team did an excellent job

defending Rutgers star and Olympian Jonelle Filigno. Unfortunately, they couldn’t hold her back any longer than that. Filigno took a pass directly up the middle in overtime and scored 39

played for Canada in the Olympics and had an impact for her country in the dramatic 4-3 U.S. victory in the penultimate game of the tournament. The Blue Demons held Filigno in check for the entirety of regulation, forcing her out of the box and playing physical soccer to deny her the ball. DePaul head coach Erin Chastain was complimentary of her team’s defensive effort despite the goal at the end. “We just tried to be physical with her and prevent her facing up and running at us, because that’s where she’s really dangerous,” said Chastain. “We wanted to limit her shot opportunities and I thought we did a good job, but obviously, we lost track of her on the GRANT MYATT | The DePaulia goal.” DePaul (7-7-1, 2-4 seconds into the sudden- Big East) controlled death period to hand the the first half. The Blue Blue Demons a tough Demons outshot the 1-0 loss. Scarlet Knights 6-5 and Filigno, a junior, played the majority of was a focal point for the period on Rutgers’ DePaul entering the half of the field. game. The forward They had an open net See WOMEN'S SOCCER, page 25

Big East commissioner talks future of league By DUSTIN RUTTENBERG Senior Writer To newly appointed Big East commissioner Mike Aresco, the conference is expanding with the times. It used to be that the Big East only consisted of East Coast schools, but times are changing as revenue is to be made westward. The new expansion of both the Big East’s football and basketball programs can be considered the conference’s manifest destiny, in that they see western expansion as the ideal moneymaker for the future. Aresco spoke in Chicago Friday about this new path and how it will impact college sports. “We’re planting the Big East flag in the Midwest,” said Aresco when talking about the addition of schools like Memphis, Houston

and Boise State that have agreed to join the conference next season. “We have two sports that are equally important, and they can help each other,” Aresco said. “The basketball-only schools derive great benefit from being with our footballbasketball schools. The footballbasketball schools benefit from the wonderful, strong heritage of the basketball schools. That, together, will mean a lot as we talk to the various networks.” Aresco spoke on various issues that are relevant to the conference’s expansion, but played off any doubts critics had in doubting the prestige of the newly aligned basketball conference, especially after the eventual departures of Pitt, Syracuse and Notre Dame. “It’s ridiculous,” said Aresco. “We have great schools. We have See BIG EAST, page 25

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In this March 13, 2012 file photo, Simeon Career Academy's forward Jabari Parker looks out over the court during an Illinois state high school basketball playoff game in Chicago. By JULIAN ZENG Sports Editor Jabari Parker, the nation’s No.1-ranked senior basketball player, narrowed his list of prospective colleges down to five Friday, excluding DePaul. The 6-8 Simeon Career Academy (Chicago) forward’s remaining schools are BYU, Duke, Florida, Michigan State and Stanford. Parker’s original 10 schools included DePaul, Georgetown, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, but were left off his list. “He thought about it and looked at the programs,” Simeon coach Robert Smith told ESPN Chicago Friday.

“That's the five he had. It took him a long time to find. He really respected everyone recruiting him and wanted to thank them for their time. He knew he couldn't make everyone happy.” Parker is expected to commit in November, with forthcoming official visits to Duke on Oct. 27 and Florida on Nov. 2. Parker also eliminated UConn from his list, a late addition last week. As a junior, Parker was named Illinois’ Mr. Basketball and national Gatorade Player of the Year after averaging 19.5 points, 8.9 rebounds, 4.9 assists, 3.3 blocks and 1.4 steals per game.

White Sox fall flat, Cubs flop

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White Sox's Dayan Viciedo and Cubs' David DeJesus both mistiming catches.

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