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Hundreds march for slain teen Julissa Alvarado Contributing Writer

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H u ndre d s g a t h ere d o n S atu rd ay, M arch 23 t o speak o ut a g a i n s t ra cia l in ju s tice a n d inequalit y, sparked b y the Tra y v o n Ma rtin c a s e in F lo r ida. The f irst of s e v e ra l m a rc h e s th a t d a y b eg an at M illenium Park a nd th e p ro c e s s io n e n d e d at th e ABC st udios at Sta te a n d L a k e S t. T h e y p as s e d H W C t wice t hat day.

Hundreds gathered downtown at the ABC Chicago news studio on March 23 to march in solidarity on behalf of Trayvon Martin, who was fatally shot in the chest by George Zimmerman in Florida. Zimmer man claims he acted in self-defense and has not been charged with any crime (when this paper went to print). “I’m here on behalf of a young brother that was killed unjustifiably,” said Randy Grant, a demonstrator. “Prosecutors didn’t arrest a man who committed cold blooded murder despite all of the evidence.” T he concer ned citizens marched with signs that read "Justice for Trayvon", "I am Trayvon Martin”, and "Am I Next?" T hey marched to Millenium Park and then to the Marilyn Monroe statue, and then circling

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Judge speaks at HWC Chamberlon Clark Staff writer

On March 19, HWC was host to a 90-minute event featuring Judge Glenda A. Hatchett as the keynote speaker. She is widely known for her nationally syndicated court television show “Judge Hatchett.” Her show aired new episodes from Sept 4, 2000 to May 23, 2008. reruns of the program currently air on the Bounce TV network. “Dare to take charge of your life, school, and your dream,” was the message that was given by Hatchett to inspire students to continue their college careers and work for their dreams. She shared portions of the themes from her new book “Dare to Take Charge” along with a lecture on how to stay strong and to continue working hard for what you want. Hatchett started by addressing the students as "brothers and sisters" and congratulating the class of 2012 for their hard work. “I am thrilled to be here at Harold Washington College...We welcome everyone without regard of race, culContinued on page 9

Happy Birthday, Harold Washington

School will honor the late mayor April 16 Natalie Hogan Staff Writer

Harold Washington was born on April 15, 1922. He grew up in Bronzeville and after graduating high school he had attended Roosevelt University in Chicago. He received his B. A. in 1949. Afterwards, he attended Northern University School of Law. In 1952 he received his J. D. then opened his own private practice in Chicago a year later. Nine years later he served in the United States Air Force Engineers in South Pacific until 1946. Then years later, he became an assistant city prosecutor. After working for the city he became a State Labor Arbitrator in the early 60’s. He then became a member of the Illinois House of Representatives from 1965 to 1976. After becoming a member of the Illinois house of Representatives, he

ran for Illinois Senate in 1976 and won. He stayed in office until 1980 when he was elected twice as a Democrat to the House of Representative. He later resigned on April 30, 1983 when he was elected as the first AfricanAmerican mayor of Chicago.

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Washington stayed in office for nearly two ter ms until he died on November 25, 1987. Editor’s Note: According to SGA President Olurotimi Akindele, April 16 at noon in room 102 and 103 will be where the celebration takes place.

Invisible Children in the news Chamberlon Clark Staff writer

The Herald reported last year on 'Invisible Children' (I.C.) and two students fundraising campaign to provide radio towers to civilians terrorized by Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) in Central East Africa and Uganda. LRA is reported to have been engaging in kidnapping, sexual abuse, and forcing children of Uganda to fight in the army. A Youtube video [Kony 2012] created by Invisible Children was released on March 5. The video has received over eighty five million hits. Critics have questioned if the funds raised by Invisible Children are actually used to help the Uganda victims. “I have been well educated, and well informed about the organization to be able to address any negative feedback that came my way,” said Idalia Gonzalez, the leading fundraiser of the University Illinois of Chicago chapter of I.C. “The program has been very successful,” she said. I.C. co-founder Jason Russell made headlines himself on March 15. According to the Los Angeles Times and Continued on page 3

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A letter from the Editor.... Gregory Fairbanks Jr. Rachel Banning

Staff Writers Chamberlon Clark, Natalie Hogan, Evelyn Luviano, Liliana Santoy Daniel Collins Contributing Writers Julissa Alvarado, Jason Astorga, Gregory Bieniek, Aaron Heuer Artistic Director

Marisha Hekmatpour

Faculty Adviser Molly Turner

is a student-run news organization offering an open forum for student news and opinion and does not necessarily represent, in whole or in part, the views of college administrators, faculty, staff or the students of Harold Washington College. Editorials are the opinions of the Editorial Board of . Views expressed in this publication are those solely of the writer and are not opinions of or Harold Washington College. Letters to the editor must include your name, affiliation, and email. All letters are edited for grammar and may be cut due to limited space. Anonymity may be requested.

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No one sends me letters anymore. I have gotten a few over the past couple semesters, I think we printed one by Brenda Gamboa and Dean Blair. Those were sent in response to something we had put in the paper, so they were warranted and it was necessary to print them. I’ve had other “letters” submitted to me. Usually they have nothing to do with anyone but the author. I long for an eloquent and thoughtful letter from a faculty or staff member about something relevant and interesting ... or a passionate and solid argument by a student about something controversial and thought provoking. Is there anything like that going on in the world now? Something so “in your face” that the world can’t help but notice and want to point and scream, “there it is!” I think so, it is called “swag”. Swag is a another slider of crap in America’s mainstream pipeline of hype and flair that glitters so bright it blinds the eyes of the young and old. My nine-year old son thinks he has it. These young men walking around the hallways of HWC think they have it. Men my age think they have it. Swag, what is it? Swag is wearing $180 dollar shoes and waiting on your refund check so you can pay your phone bill. Swag is going to the club and looking for someone more insecure than yourself. Swag is ... well, just look around.

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Employee of the Month roundup Daniel Collins Staff Writer

The 'Employee of the Month' award at HWC is given to an employee that was nominated and voted upon solely by students. The voting boxes are located by the security desk on the first floor and on the second floor in rooms 201 (Registrar's Office), 202 (Student Services) and 207 (Business Office). “It’s definitely a good thing to honor faculty and staff members here at HWC who have done a good job being helpful to students and others,” said Elizabeth Gonzalez. The past six winners are; July - Susan Fabian of the English and Speech department. September – David Rozell Chief of Security. October – Tasha Peterson from the Financial Aid office. November – Adam Bournas of the Mathematics department. February – Chris Sabino of the Mathematics department. March – Jacob Wilkenfeld of the English and Speech department. “I feel employee of the month is one of the best awards that are distributed here at [HWC]. It gives students a chance to show their appreciation and helps students recognize who some of the most helpful people at this school are,” said Tizoc Zizumbo.

Fundraiser reassures ‘Kony 2012’ donors


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April is National Poetry Month Gregory Bieniek Contributing Writer

The Poetry Foundation at 61 W. Superior St. is hosting numerous events during National Poetry Month. ‘Toddler Poemtime’ on April 4, 11, 18, and 25 at 11:00 a.m. The Poetry Foundation Library will introduce 3 to 5 year olds to poetry through kid friendly interactive activities and readings at a ”storytime” event held weekly throughout April. Admission is on a first come, first served basis. ‘Teen Book Club’ on April 4 from 4 to 5:00 p.m. High school students with any level of experience with poetry are welcome to the Poetry Foundation’s monthly poetry discussion group. The group talks about classic poetry as well as contemporary works. April will feature a discussion on Patricia Smith’s “Blood Dazzler” with moderation by Poetry Foundation youth services assistant David Gilmer. The Teen Book Club is limited to 15 participants and advance registration is requested through ‘Poetry off the Shelf; Poesía en Abril’ with Miguel Barnet and Ana Rossetti on April 7 at 7:00 p.m. Poesía en Abril is a citywide festival that celebrates Spanish-language poetry. The theme for this fifth edition of the celebration is “susurros” or whispers. Cuban poet Miguel Barnet and Spanish poet Ana Rossetti will appear as part of the event. There will be a bilingual read-

ing with translation and performance during the evening. This event is cosponsored by Contratiempo, Instituto Cervantes, and DePaul University. More information about the festival can be found at ‘Elementary Poemtime’ on April 11 from 4 to 5:00 p.m. Students in grades 2 to 4 are invited to the monthly poetry reading by the Poetry Foundation Library. The hour long event will feature various age activities and age appropriate poetry. Admission is on a first come, first served basis. ‘Poetry off the Shelf; Dark Room Collective’ with Thomas Sayers Ellis, Natasha Trethewey, Kevin Young, Major Jackson, John Keene, Sharan Strange and Nehessaiu deGannes on April 12 at 7:00 p.m. The Dark Room Collective, founded in 1987 by Harvard undergraduates Thomas Sayers Ellis and Sharan Strange, comes together for a reading series reunion. It will feature Collective alumni Natasha Trethewey, Kevin Young, Major Jackson, John Keene, and Nehassaiu deGannes. While advance reservations are no longer available, standby tickets will be released on a first come, first served basis. ‘Library Book Club’ on April 13 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. A monthly book group moderated by library staff welcomes readers of any

experience level. This year the library celebrates Poetry magazine’s centennial. A title from a contributor to each month’s issue will be discussed. For April, ‘I Am Your Slave, Now Do What I Say’ by Anthony Madrid is the title of choice. The Library Book Club is limited to 15 participants and advanced registration is requested through ‘Poetry off the Shelf; Poetry & Piano’ with Averill Curdy, Calvin Forbes, Adam Marks, George McRae, Coya Paz and Roger Reeves on April 14 at 7:00pm The Poetry Foundation hosts an evening of music and poetry at Curtiss Hall in the Fine Arts Building at 410 S. Michigan Ave. It will feature writers Averill Curdy, Calvin Forbes, Coya Paz and Roger Reeves as well as pianists Adam Marks and George McRae. The event is co-sponsored by PianoForte Foundation, Borderbend Arts Collective, and Experimental Piano Series. Free reservations are available at or by calling (312) 787-7070. ‘Poetry off the Shelf ’ with Les Murray on April 28 at 2:00 p.m. The Poetry Foundation, as part of Poetry Fest, welcomes Australian poet Les Murray. The eventwill take place at the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium at the Harold Washington Library at 400 S. State St.

CCC building bridge for students to private sector

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Chamberlon Clark Staff Writer

the Guardian, he was detained by the San Diego police after “acting in a bizarre and irrational manner.” These behaviors allegedly involved him being “under the influence of a substance” making “sexual gestures” and “vandalizing cars” in his underwear. I.C released a short statement saying that Russell had later been hospitalized for “exhaustion, dehydration, and malnutrition.” They went on to say that the media storm had taken a “severe emotional toll on all of us,” and that they were “devastated that Jason was dealing with this personal health issue.” Despite the troubles, Gonzalez points out that I.C has made significant strides in its crusade. “Last semester as an organization, there was a total of 1.8 million dollars which helped pay for 12 radio towers. They are placed in LRA areas to warn nearby civilians of nearby attacks,” she said. Gonzalez also said that I.C’s activities include building rehabilitation centers for runaway LRA children, and hiring men and women from the war torn areas to make bracelets and bags that is sold through the organization. “The African workers use the wages that I.C. pays them to create their own businesses,” she said.

CCC has launched a new program. 'College to Careers' (CTC) It is a part of Mayor Emanuel’s plan to combat the skills gap in fast growing industries that may account for the “100,000 unfilled jobs” and the “10% unemployment rate” in the city. The initiative has CCC partnering with corporations to create new job opportunities for trained students upon earning their degrees in health care, transportation, distribution and logistics. “College to Careers was created to fill in the [skills] gap and insure that residents can win the jobs of today and tomorrow,” said Nikole Muzzy, media relations spokeswoman for CCC. The partners of the CTC initiative are Schneider Logistics (trucking), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, CVS Pharmacy, Rush University Medical Center and Union Pacific (Railroad). “We are not going to be doing anything much different here than we’ve done elsewhere,” said Union Pacific Vice President of Corporate Relations Mark Davis. “We have been training students for railroad jobs in the community colleges of Overland Park, Kansas, and North Platte, Nebraska,” said Davis. Curriculum design, creation, and continued on page 5

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Drag show returns Evelyn Luviano Staff Writer

Pride Alliance, OLAS and W.I.C.K.E.D. will host a drag show to fundraise for the Latino Leadership Scholarship on April 27. In 2009, OLAS sponsored their first drag show with the intention of raising awareness of the intolerance of homosexuality within the Latino community. “Parents would prefer to have a gangbanger son than to have a gay son,” Gamboa said. OLAS hoped that the drag show would incite attendees to better inform themselves on issues affecting the LGBTQ community. The show was a success and since then has become an annual event. “It’s a fun little thing to promote acceptance and tolerance,” Pride Alliance President Yvette Rodriguez said. “Also, the money fundraised from it goes to a scholarship.” Rodriguez believes that the union of the clubs will further assist in raising awareness and creating unison among minority groups regardless of sexual orientation. “It’s good to collaborate with other groups, with other people. The more unity that you have the better everyone can achieve,” she said. Most of the performers are seasoned drag show performers who are active members of Project VIDA, a culturally-focused HIV/AIDS pre-

vention and direct services community-based organization located on Chicago’s West Side. Rodriguez hopes the performance will not only raise awareness issues affecting the LGBT community, but that it will also dispel some of the myths and stigma of drag performers. “A lot of people aren’t aware of it, but there are many heterosexual males who perform in drag, and it’s not necessarily a reflection of their sexual identity or their sexual preferences,” she said. Rodriguez hopes that attendees will be able to understand the numerous facets that constitute a minority’s culture. “Things are not black and white, gay and straight. There’s so much in between,” she said. W.I.C.K.E.D. President Esperanza Davis believes understanding of the gay community is imperative to the thriving of a society as a whole. Davis thinks the drag show is a strong vehicle for raising awareness and providing resonance of the importance of gender equality. “I think [the show] can help identify who you are. The drag show can show how it is to feel like a woman, if you’re not a biological woman,” she said. “You can’t exclude those people from women’s issues or from women’s studies.”



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CTC will prepare

Abnormal Psych instructor challenges convention

students for careers

Jason Astorga Contributing Writer

“If we modernize our training programs to match the needs of our high-growth industries, our community college system can catapult millions of people into employment and into the middle class, as it has done for generations of Americans,”

Mayor Emanuel at the 2012 U.S. Mayor’s Conference

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delivery will be the factors in facilitating the changes. CCC and it’s partners will collaborate in designing degree programs to certify students in their fields of interest. They will also work out details in presenting certified instructors and providing adequate training grounds according to the employer and the needs of the job title. “Rush University will provide Malcolm X college students a number of benefits such as two career ladder programs for students in respiratory and radiography care, hands-on training in clinical rotations, donations of health sciences equipment, lectures, and annual job fairs to link graduates to career opportunities,” Muzzy said. “If the Health Care and TDL programs prove successful, we will evaluate how best to build on that success,” she said. Mayor Emanuel promised at the United States Mayor’s Conference that

“6 of the 7” city colleges will be reinvented to specialize in educating and training students for careers in the private sector. ”We will roll out similar initiatives across the college system over the next three years,” Muzzy said. CCC and CPS have also announced a partnership with IBM, Cisco, Motorola Solutions, Microsoft Solutions, and Verizon Wireless to provide highschool students the opportunity to attend Early-College Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) Schools. The schools will focus on career readiness, and technology skills from grades 9-14. Students will graduate in four years with a diploma and college credits. The goal is for the student to graduate within six years with a Associate of Science degree (AS) in Computer Science, or an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Information Technology.

Assistant Professor, Les White has been teaching at HWC since 1999. He started as an adjunct and several years later, he was hired full time. White plans on becoming a [full] professor in the future at HWC. “I spend my time meeting with my students, coming up with interesting tests … I believe psychology will help you in any field that you want to go into,” said White. Teaching psychology to his students is something White truly enjoys. He creates ways to help students grasp a better knowledge of the subject. Growing up, Les lived with his two sisters and parents. His father, Alexander White, former physician and survivor of the Holocaust and the only survivor of his family, gives a talk about his experiences in White’s class of Abnormal Psychology. Education is very important for everyone Alexander White said. Humans are too smart to be flipping burgers, if you have an education, you can go anywhere he said. “Students usually do not remember me after they finish their time. They always remember my father. And years later, If I run into a student, they always ask how well my father is,” said White. During his youth, If someone had asked “what

do you want to be when you grow up,” White would have said ‘author.’ As time progressed, he realized that as a film major, career opportunities for theatre and film would be very difficult and unstable. “ … ultimately, I could not make a living. In essence, I did not have control over my career and always felt naked without an advanced degree … I always knew I would go back to school and study [psychology],” said White. White grew up in the south suburbs in Olympia Fields and attended Rich Central High School. While in high school, Les became a lifeguard and worked and taught swimming to kids for the organization “Urban Photo by Jason Astorga Gateways.” “I was both the lifeguard and the [swimming] teacher. I’ve always liked teaching … I basically knew when I was in high school, that I wanted to become a teacher. However, I did not take that road,” said White. “If I had stuck with what I liked, I would have been teaching decades earlier. Like his father, Les agrees that students should stick to their education even if it takes longer than expected. “I found by taking my skills and shifting them, a whole new world opened up ... I am having a very good time,” said White.

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Pedestrian project puts art within reach Aaron Heuer Contributing Writer

“the opportunity to see an artist’s work presented in the gallery setting, hear them talk about their work and history, and then see them teach something from their practice in a work-

For most, art is a very real part of everyday life. It is witnessed on the streets and wrapped around the corner of a building and on the El where people perform for loose change. But art appreciation as a formal experience can be hard to find. Vanessa Smith, the curator of Pedestrian Project, knows the art scene can feel out of reach, which is why she brings the scene to Harold Washington College.

exhibits including the current, A Garden by Design, showing now in the Presidents Gallery in Room 1105, and has held six artist lectures and workshops since mid2011. It has hosted over 60 different artists at HWC for exhibits and lectures featuring everything from student work to locally and nationally recognized artists. For more information go to:

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Daris Jasper, Emmanuel Pratt, Emily Schiffer, Orrin Williams The Mycela Project Photography, 2012

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Marjorie Woodruff Morning star, a seed uprising Ceramic, 2011

Pedestrian Project is the the exhibition and events program of the Department of Art and Architecture at Harold Washington College. Through it students see gallery shows, installations, artist lectures and workshops. Vanessa Smith selects the works displayed for the exhibits and heads the program started by full time Painting and Drawing professor Alberto Aguilar. Professor Aguilar, also Coordinator for the Visiting Artist Program, works with Miss/Ms./Mrs. Smith to bring in artists which gives students comprehensive access to the artist, their work and their method. “We work together to bring the exhibiting artists in for lectures and workshops” says Ms. Smith, which she says gives the students

shop setting.” When asked about her process as curator, Ms. Smith says she works “in different Photo By Marisha Hekmatpour ways – sometimes I want to work with a Gabriel Bizen Akagawa particular artist, and Bucket Ecosystem Plastic 5 gallon buckets, 2012 then themes come from their work that expand the scope of the show and allow Visit the Presidentʼs Gallery, Located me to reach out to other artists. on the 11 fl. now through may 18 to see Sometimes, like in the case of the curthese, and more works from rent show, it starts with a theme, and then Garden by Design I find artists whose work is consistent around that theme.” Pedestrian Project has put on six

Former HWC student celebrates WHM with gallery showcase Evelyn Luviano Staff Writer

Night swept over Fuller Park in a dark navy blanket that shadowed trees and pavement, but from inside the park’s field house, lights, jazz, voices and art boomed in celebration of women’s history month. Two large, black panels displayed assemblages of black and white, sepia and colored photos. Each glossy photograph portrays women, young and old, in various poses. A young woman stands on a balcony, haloed by sunlight and a green garden, staring straight forward with fixed brown eyes. Another stands limber, in a full-body dance leotard with her back bent into an arch. “I want to represent women and the three women in my life that [have] inspired me: my cousin, mother and grandmother,” HWC alum and photographer Giovannyce Rudolph said. The centerpiece on one of the walls is a photo of an older woman sitting on a porch, surrounded by five dogs lounging on a bench. Seated, dressed in white and wearing blue clog sandals, she stares off into the distance, a hand lightly resting on her chest. The woman was Rudolph’s grandmother, Cornelia, who passed away a month ago. “I could not take pictures of her at

her funeral. So I took pictures of my friend at her grandmother’s funeral. I interpreted her death through them,” Rudolph said. She graduated from HWC last year but has been capturing images with a camera for as long as she can remember. Rudolph’s biggest inspiration is renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz . Her greatest aspiration is to shoot for Untitled, 2011 Vanity Fair and Rolling Stone as well. “I wanted to do photography since elementary [school]. I always had to have a camera everywhere I went. I did not want to go on a trip, did not want to go anywhere with my mother or grandma if I didn’t have a camera,” Rudolph said. Rudolph has held three photo exhibitions within the past year, including this year’s women’s history month art exhibition. She draws inspiration from vintage photography that embodies film-like qualities, movement and strategic utilization of color. Rudolph seeks to portray candid emotion and organic poignance in her characters. “She’s emotional. She likes to cap-

ture the emotions [in] people,” Illinois Institute of Art film student Tiara Eppes said. “[The photographs] are very soft, warming.” Eppes believes Rudolph’s photographs to be insightful representations of the subject portrayed. She perceives the photographs as intimate representations of empowering women that welcome the viewer into their lives.

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“She makes you feel like you know the person,” Eppes said. “I can relate to all of them. This girl makes you think.” Filmmaker and Illinois Institute of Art alum Tracy Leslie showcased in the exhibition along Rudolph, and much like her colleague and friend, she hopes

to empower women and to create a stronger presence for them in the art world. “It’s so important that women get recognized in this type of field because it lacks the women perspective,” she said. “You see women more in front of the camera instead of behind the camera." Art has played a crucial role in Leslie’s life. She began drawing as a young girl in the first grade and much like Rudolph, she is emboldened by the women in her life. “My greatest inspiration is my mom,” Leslie said. “She had been a stylist and creator before me, for a long, long time.” Leslie received the Bronzeville Best Short Film award for her cinematography, which includes commercial shoots, music videos and various short films. Aside from film, she also designed prom dresses which she plans to launch in the near future. Through her film, Leslie strives to expand the representation of women by demonstrating greater dimension and a deeper understanding of women. “She represents beauty, more than just an object,” she said of the leading female role in her featured music video. “She’s an inspiration,” Leslie said.


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back down Michigan Ave. and passing by HWC. “Even though [the shooting] didn't happen in Chicago, it still has a ref lection on how we as Chicagoans react to it," said Carly

they feel Zimmer man had a racist motivation. This is a common feeling across the nation. "It makes me feel like an African-American life is pointless," said Alieta Anderson, who works in education sales. "I just don't want my children g rowing up feeling like they are inferior, that they have to be worried when they are just minding their own business." A f lyer being handed out to onlookers of the march referred

The flyer urges people to sign a petition to “ ... pressure authorities to ar rest and prosecute Zimmer man.” “I think it’s awesome people can

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"It makes me feel like an African-American life is

Notorangelo, a student at the Chicago Theological Seminary. "This march says a lot about the general concer n of people and the extreme lack of justice that is going on,” she said. Marches for Martin have been happening all over the country including in Portland, Tampa, and Washington D.C. President Obama spoke about the shooting and said that if he had a son, “ … he would look like Trayvon.” Many are marching because

pointless.” ~Alieta Anderson to Martin as “our” son. It also read “We aren’t looking for revenge, we’re looking for justice - the same justice anyone would expect if their son was shot and killed for no reason.”

gather together like this and send a message about justice. It could have been one of our kids, it could have been anyone here,” said Fabiola Perez, a social worker for Chicago Public Schools. “This march restores my faith in humanity.”

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Author to discuss and lecVagina Monologues to be ture on LGBTQ issues performed again at HWC Gregory Bieniek Contributing Writer

The women of Humanities 208 “Women in the Creative and Perfor ming Arts” will bare their souls this April in "V-Day Harold Washington College 2012 presents a Benefit Perfor mance of The Vagina Monologues." Based on the critically acclaimed and infamous play by Eve Enster, these women will share their stories to help raise general awareness about the abuse of women across the globe. It will be an unflinching and graphic look at how the often misunderstood symbol of femininity is used and abused in the modern world. The performance will take place April 30 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in room 103, Washington Hall. Tickets are $5 and donation tickets for $5 are also available if you'd like to

contribute but can't make the show. The tickets were designed by students in the Humanities 208 class and can be requested through The Vagina Monologues are performed in conjunction with V-Day celebrations aimed at ending violence against women and girls. 90% of the proceeds will go to the Chicago Women's Health Center ( and 10% will go to help end violence against women in Haiti. For more information go to

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Exclusive events for Record Store Day Chamberlon Clark Staff Writer

On April 21, music aficionados around the world will be heading to independently owned and operated stores for Record Store Day (RSD). The very first RSD was in San Francisco at the Rasputin Music store on April 19, 2008 and included a live performance by Metallica. It has been a popular staple for music lovers ever since. The event is only for music retailers who meet specific standards. All of the retailers have a product line that centers on music by at least 50%. The company can not be publicly traded, and the ownership is must be based in the same state of operation by at least 70%. In recent years, vinyl records have experienced a resurgence in popularity. Numerous independent and “big-chain” music stores are dedicating more and more space previously reserved for compact discs to records. According to Time Magazine, 990,000 vinyl albums were sold in 2007. That is 15.4% more than the

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858,000 units sold in 2006. Those sales numbers kept improving in 2010 with an increase of around 14%. Record stores across Chicago are taking part in the event, including Reckless Records. They are located in the Loop at 26 E. Madison St. True to their “indie” nature, they are pretty tight lipped on what they exactly have in store for their customers. “All of the stores in the Chicago land area will be hosting performances by local bands,” said Matt Jencik, manager of Reckless Records. "We are also creating exclusive store releases and co-sponsoring another show with a surprise that we can’t reveal yet.”

Reckless Records 26 E. Madison St. (312) 795-0878 Record Breakers 2105 S. State St. (312) 835-7268 Dusty Groove America 1120 N. Ashland Ave. (773) 347 5800 The Exchange 1524 N. Milwaukee Ave. (773) 252 9570 Groovin’ High, Inc. 1047 W. Belmont Ave. (773) 4766846 Kstarke Records 1109 N. Western Ave. (773) 772-4880 Dave’s Records (All Vinyl) 2604 N. Clark St. (773) 9296325



Judge dares students to succeed from page 1 ture, religion, it doesn’t matter where counsel He tells me that we’ll get startyou come from. We are all in this togeth- ed as soon as my boss gets here. When I told him that I was the lead counsel, he er,” Hatchett said. Reading from a segment of the first laughed in my face. He couldn’t get with chapter entitled ‘How Dare You Not’. the idea of a woman who is kind of Hatchett explains how tough it was to young, and also black could be taken work full time to pay for her tuition while seriously with such a important posialso working as the Assistant Dean for tion.” Hatchett also stated that the other Women at Emery and attending law school. She decided on dropping out but lawyer proceeded to read a magazine wanted to talk it over with her Great while she consulted with his client. Aunt Francis first. “I threw a couple of softball quesHer Great Aunt was a school teacher tions at his client before I went in for the for 40 years during segregation and had kill. I proceeded to embarrass the guy been paid half the wage of other teach- and win a multi-million dollar settlement ers. She had never complained about for my side, Hatchett said. I’m a damn her pay and was grateful for what she good lawyer.” had. Hatchett asked 10 people in the “She was one of my special ‘she-roes.’ crowd to join her at the podium and tell her what it All of our was that they heroes are not inspired to in the books we be. She then read about but suggested in our lives. that the They are our people who aunts, our shared simimothers, our lar interests sisters,” to get togethHatchett said. er, network When and inspire Hatchett got to each other her Aunt and keep Francis’ house away the she talked about “Haters” how miserable who conshe was at law Judge Hatchett has a candid Q&A with students stantly try to school and how she wanted to drop out. After venting hinder any positive activity. At the end of the event, Hatchett her frustrations, Hatchett’s aunt stopped and asked her plain and simple, ‘Do you signed copies of her book, but the main idea of the gathering was to empower want to be a lawyer?’ Aunt Francis then spoke the words individuals who felt that there was just no way out of their difficult situation. that Hatchett says “changed her life.” “Baby, if it were easy everybody and The point is that there is always a chance their mama would be able to do what for something better as long as you have you set out to do. But it isn’t easy and a goal to reach and the right motivation you have uniquely situated and blessed and drive to get there. “You think you're trying to be somewith gifts to do what you set out to do.” body? Yes you are! Hatchett said. “I “How dare I say that I can’t handle want everyone here to leave feeling like this! How dare I not claim my dream they got something out of it.We are not and my destiny,” Hatchett said. here to judge people, we are here to Even after finishing law school and empower people.” becoming a top attorney, things did not come any easier for Hatchett. She went on to detail a particular incident while Natalie Hogan contributed to this story attending a disposition. “I get there and meet the opposing

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1o Great Reasons to Transfer to Elmhurst


You’ll find a welcoming community. “I fell in love with Elmhurst the first day I visited,” says Julie Provenza. “Everyone I met tried to make me feel at home. I was nervous about transferring, but people here are so friendly that it was an easy transition.”


An Elmhurst education is intensely practical. “Elmhurst has a lot of programs that prepare you for a career,” says Anar Akhundov. “I have an internship now, and my professor has connected me with people who can help me find a job after graduation.”


Your professors will know your name. “I spent two years at a big university, where classes were huge and there was no personal interaction,” says Sonia Pedapati. “Elmhurst is a good fit for me, because the professors talk to you and they know who you are.”

ranks among the best in the It’s easy to get involved. Transfer students An Elmhurst education is affordable. We Midwest. We’re “top tier” in U.S. News, at Elmhurst can get involved in more than 9 have a strong commitment to helping 2and Elmhurst 6 The Princeton Review cites our “excel100 campus activities, including 19 athletic our students pay for college. Approximately lent” internships, “gorgeous” campus and “intimate academic experience.”

teams, an award-winning student newspaper and an active student government.

You’ll have your choice of 50-plus majors. Whether you’ve chosen a major or 3are still exploring the possibilities, we’ll

application process is free, easy and You’ll expand your horizons. Your personal. Our admission counselors will Elmhurst Experience will enable you 7adviseThe 10 you on the course credits you’ll need to change, grow, think, act and encounter

provide you with an ideal environment to plan your future.

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As a transfer student, you’ll fit right in. About one in three of our students 4 comes to us with experience at another college or university. We understand your academic needs and how to help you reach your goals.

Contact us (630) 617-3400 190 Prospect Avenue Elmhurst, Illinois 60126

85 percent of our entering students receive some form of financial aid.

the world in a whole new way. It will challenge you to develop your talents and make a difference.


Loop Players almost done going cuckoo The Loop Players production of ‘One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest’ ends it’s run March 31. The play, based on the novel by Ken Kesey, has strong language and adult themes that are intended for mature audiences only. Tickets are $5 with a student I.D and $10 without.


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Remaining shows are; Mar. 28 at 7:15 p.m. Mar. 29 at 2:00 p.m. Mar. 30 at 7:15 p.m. Mar. 31 at 2:00 p.m. Right; Joe Faifer as Randall McMurphy and Amber Kirkeby as Candy Starr conspire during the party scene. Below right; Group therapy sessions are an integral (and often insightful) part of the characterʼs roles in the play. Below left; Nurse Ratched is disturbed by the menʼs imaginary baseball game. Photos by Marisha Hekmatpour

Left to right; Sidney Hill, Christian Creasy, Joe Faifer, Damon Eubanks, Mickey Grayer, Alexander Patterson, Jeremy Campbell, Samantha Hermansen and Dick Kolzow

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