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New regulations target college sexual assaults The Takeaways New state regulations are meant to make colleges’ responses to sexual assualt more efficient. By November 2017, colleges will be required to submit updates on sexual assault reports and the outcomes of cases.

TRISHA MCCAULEY tmccauley@luc.edu

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is holding colleges and universities to a higher standard by mandating a new response to sexual assault crimes. The Illinois Preventing Sexual Vi-

olence in Higher Education Act went into effect on Aug. 1 and addresses how colleges and universities are now required to handle sexual assault cases. Madigan released the details of the new standards in a press release on Aug. 23. The law states that Illinois colleges and universities are required to have a detailed policy that clearly identifies

response guidelines, informs student survivors of their rights, develops a process for proceeding with allegations, educates students and faculty on how to prevent sexual violence, and makes it possible for students to report information electronically, confidentially or anonymously. “As another school year begins, Il-

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Illinois refunds Loyola for covering last year’s MAP grants, but funding for this year remains uncertain

A temporary state budget refunded Loyola $10 million that the university paid to cover Monetary Award Program (MAP) grants for students in the 2015-16 school year, but money has yet to be allocated for MAP grants for the upcoming academic year. MAP grants provide funds to Illinois residents who attend college in the state. The Illinois State Assistance Commission administers these state-funded grants, and the funds do not need to be paid back to the state. About 2,400 Loyola students are receiving MAP grants this year, about 3 percent of whom are Arrupe College students, according to Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Robert Munson. Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a temporary budget on June 30 that included refunding Illinois colleges and universities for funds owed in the 2015-16 school year for scholarships such as MAP. The budget set aside $1 billion for higher education and the

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FINALLY TRISHA MCCAULEY tmccauley@luc.edu

linois students should be focused on going to college to learn and not to be derailed by sexual assault,” Madigan stated in the press release. “This new law ensures anyone who experiences a sexual assault is heard, protected and supported.”

temporary budget will increase Illinois’ backlog to almost $10 billion. The university covered the cost of MAP grants for students last year and was completely reimbursed this summer, according to Munson. Illinois colleges and universities were offered the option of getting reimbursed for MAP grants owed for the previous year or setting aside the funds for next year, according to Loyola’s Vice President for Government Affairs Philip Hale. “Last June, we followed [the budget] closely and at one point we were consulted along with other schools, asking to have MAP 2015-16 covered or have the funds automatically included in next year’s budget,” said Hale. “Everyone agreed to fund MAP retroactively for the previous year. So, MAP was fully funded last year and it set precedent for next year.” Munson said he believes the grants will be funded by the state in the future, but there is no guarantee. As a result, the university is taking precautions to control its spending. MAP 3

With eight new players on this year’s roster and the departure of forwards Montel James and Julius Rajala, questions have arisen as to how the Loyola men’s basketball team will be able to compete in the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) this season. Last season, the Ramblers finished with a losing record, finishing 15-17 overall and 7-11 in the MVC. The 201516 season had disappointing results after the previous year, when Loyola finished with a 24-13 overall record, capping off the season with a College Basketball Invitational championship. James was one of head coach Porter Moser’s only big-men, but Rajala relieved James occasionally. Junior forward Maurice Kirby rarely saw playing time, only averaging 6.9 minutes per game. Outside the arc, White was a facilitator and led the team with his strong ball movement. Peterson was a sharpshooter and was able to make key plays in the backcourt. With all these players gone, the question remains: Who will replace them? Moser recruited four first-year players and four transfers to his squad. Redshirt sophomore Clayton Cluster is eligible to play this season after sitting out the previous season following a transfer from Iowa State University. SPAIN 11

Change in code may require local music venues to pay years of back taxes ALEX LEVITT alevitt1@luc.edu

Cook County government is going after small music venues for back taxes — taxes owed from previous years — by claiming their bookings don’t count as live music or culture. This move could close a number of smaller music venues and make it harder for others to book small acts. The Cook County Code of Ordinances defines live musical and cultural performances as “any of the disciplines which are commonly re-

garded as part of the fine arts, such as live theatre, music, opera, drama, comedy, ballet, modern or traditional dance and book or poetry readings.” Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is arguing that rock, country, rap and DJing don’t fall into those categories. This means that some music venues, with maximum capacities of 750 or fewer, would no longer qualify for the 3 percent amusement tax exemption on cover and ticket charges for their bookings. The county wants to collect more

than $200,000 in amusement taxes from Beauty Bar going back at least six years, according to Bruce Finkelman, a managing partner for the development company behind Beauty Bar. Finkelman’s company, 16” on Center, is now involved in administrative hearings with the County in which the business is fighting attempts at tax collection. Cook County spokesperson Frank Shuftan said the County isn’t trying to attack the venues. VENUES 10

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The Beauty Bar is a club and concert venue located at 1444 W Chicago Ave.


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FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK

Grace Runkel | Editor-in-Chief grunkel@luc.edu When I tell people I’m a journalism major, I often hear one of two things: “Yeah? Good luck getting a job” or “I hate the news. I never read it because it’s so depressing.” I’ve gotten used to the former, but the latter still bothers me. Sure, if you turn on the news right now you’ll probably see something about aid workers rescuing 6,500 migrants and refugees from boats stranded in the Mediterranean Sea this week, the truck bomb in Somalia’s capital that killed 22 people the morning of Aug. 30 or that Chicago’s number of shooting victims climbed past 2,800, putting the city 200 shootings away from topping last year’s total. I get it: None of that is easy to read about. It can be overwhelming and uncomfortable. Why would you want to read about things that upset you while you’re trying to enjoy a cup of coffee and get ready for the day? Well, maybe because they are upsetting. Ignoring the issues that bother us doesn’t make them go away. More often than not, it makes them worse. That’s why I became a journalism major and why I got involved with The Phoenix my freshman year. I firmly believe that telling stories generates empathy, understanding and change. Yes, the news can be depressing, but you have to know what’s wrong in the world before you can fix it.

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And so I’m asking all of you to start this new academic year off right by setting a goal to read the news every day. If you aren’t a news junkie the idea of becoming one can be intimidating, but it’s not that hard. Here’s step one: Read through this issue of The Phoenix. Start by flipping back to the front page. Get an introduction to state government news by reading the latest about the Illinois Monetary Award Program (MAP). You might remember a lot of discussion about MAP grants from the spring, when the state budget impasse stalled its funding, leaving more than 2,000 Loyola students without some of their financial aid. Loyola covered the difference and was eventually reimbursed, but the story isn’t over yet. As college students in Illinois, you’ll want to pay attention. Next, get your dose of Loyola news on page three. There’s an update on the school’s five-year strategic plan: Plan 2020. It’s essentially a roadmap for where the university is headed in the next four years, and it names all the major upcoming initiatives. Find out what Loyola has accomplished since its implementation and what’s next on the list. On page six you’ll find the weekly editorial — the official opinion of The Phoenix editorial board. In the first editorial of the year, the board shares how it thinks new President Dr. Jo Ann Rooney and the university should address one of the city’s most pressing problems: Crime. After that, turn to page 12, where sports editor and columnist Madeline Kenney gives her take on some national and international sports headlines — specifically those from the 2016 Rio de Janeiro summer Olympics. While America’s female athletes brought home more than half of the U.S. medals, Kenney argues that their treatment off the field is far from equal to that of their male counterparts. Then, on page 10, read about the five beaches to visit before the weather turns cold because news junkies can have fun, too.

SECURITY NOTEBOOK Compiled from Campus Safety Reports Times represent when incidents were reported, not necessarily when they occurred.

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Tuesday, Aug. 23 | 9:26 a.m.

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Saturday, Aug. 27 | 1:01 p.m.

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Tuesday, Aug. 23 | 10:48 a.m.

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Saturday, Aug. 27 | 10 p.m.

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Friday, Aug. 26 | 8:05 a.m.

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11 Sunday, Aug. 28 | 11:36 p.m.

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Saturday, Aug. 27 | 11:48 a.m.

12 Sunday, Aug. 28 | 11:56 p.m.

San Francisco Hall A theft of Residence Life property from the outside of the building occured. The item was recovered, and offenders were identified. Centennial Forum A theft of Residence Life property from the outside of the building occured. The item was recovered, and offenders were identified. Off Campus - Lakeview A Loyola student reported a criminal sexual assault. The Chicago Police Department was on the scene and generated a report. Phillip H. Corboy Law Center A Loyola student reported a bicycle theft outside Corboy. Campus Safety is still investigating the incident. San Francisco Hall An unknown individual allegedly sold controlled substances near the residence hall. Campus Safety is investigating the incident. 1200 block of West Albion Avenue A Loyola student reported an off-campus bicycle theft. The Chicago Police Department was on the scene and generated a report.

6300 block of North Broadway Avenue A Loyola student filed a report with Campus Safety about an off-campus pick pocket.

CTA Red lIne train A Loyola student reported a theft between the Monroe and Howard stops. The Chicago Police Department generated a report. Mertz Hall A Loyola student reported a hate crime after finding a note regarding that student’s sexual orientation written on the student’s white board. Fairfield Hall Campus Safety responded to a loud noise complaint. The group quieted down and peace was restored. This was a first-time offense. 6454 North Lakewood Avenue Neighbors complained about a loud noise, but the residents addressed the issue and restored peace before Campus Safety arrived. 6800 block of North Sheridan Road Campus Safety arrested two non-Loyola individuals for attempted robbery. The victim has no affiliation with Loyola.

Security Notebook Map Check out where this week’s security notebook incidents occurred. Numbers correspond to the reports above. Only Lake Shore Campus incidents appear on the map.


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Plan 2020 set to introduce new programs

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A temporary budget fully refunded Loyola $10 million for covering students’ MAP grants for the 2015-16 school year. However, the future of MAP grants is undetermined as the budget has yet to cover the grants for the 2016-17 school year.

MAP: Loyola braces for no funding continued from page 1 “As for budget reductions, vice presidents and deans have been advised to limit spending all around to have more controlled costs,” said Munson. “For example, I asked my staff to limit travel and professional development conferences. This current year, we are trying to be conservative by managing budgets, but we do believe that the state will fund the grants again.” Since it’s an election year, the Illinois General Assembly will not meet until November, meaning the next budget and the future of MAP grants will not be discussed until then, at the earliest. Hale said he believes advocacy is key and wants to work with students this semester so they are prepared to advocate for MAP when the time comes. “We want to host a summit sometime — maybe in October — at the Water Tower Campus, made up of students, myself with my colleagues and legislators to discuss how to advocate and work together for the best outcome,” he said. “There are areas to improve, such as getting students to come to Springfield; nothing matters more than having a student who receives MAP to per-

sonally explain why MAP matters to them in Springfield.” MAP grants are also important to Arrupe students, as a majority of them rely on MAP grants to attend college. Hale said Arrupe is important to the university, which is making its support of Arrupe a priority. “Arrupe is a central mission to Loyola, and we have been having fruitful discussions on the second year of Arrupe and how students will graduate for the first time in the fall and continue on to a four-year university, hopefully Loyola, and we want to help with that transition,”

Hale said. “Arrupe has a bright future and it is a priority of ours to fight for them through advocacy.” Senior Maria Solis said she was happy to find out that a temporary budget was passed and that education was a key concern. “I’m glad to hear that there will be some financial support for this upcoming school year,” said the secondary education and English double major. “I know that the fight is not over, but I’m glad that for now I won’t have to worry about my financial aid. Hopefully, Illinois politicians keep on working together and keep education a priority.”

Loyola will introduce new programs this year aimed at building “a more just humane and sustainable world” inside and outside of classrooms as part of it Plan 2020 initiative. The plan has four objectives: Use resources to ensure student success; bring social justice conversations to the classroom; promote multidisciplinary collaboration; and reach out to the Rogers Park/Edgewater community. A faculty development program, which promotes understanding through teaching & research, is expected to start in September. This year, the university is also planning to form a Health Equity Collaboration to solve inequities in the community, and Campus Safety forums will be scheduled to teach urban safety. The plan which is expected to cost the university $7.25 million by the time it concludes in 2020, is funded in multiple ways, according to provost Dr. John Pelissero. Money is coming from the university budget, a strategic initiative fund, endowments, gifts and grants. Since, Loyola implemented the plan in June 2015, it launched Arrupe College and the engineering science program. A year after its implementation, Pelissero said he believes the plan is on track for reaching its goals. “The university had ambitious goals associated with the plan,” said Pelissero. “We actually made significant progress in implementing key institutional priorities in this first year.” Susan Malisch, head of the Implementation and Steering Committee (ISC), said she thinks the plan has made noticeable progress. On the Lake Shore Campus, students can see signs of progress, including the Lake Shore Community Partners office and the Loyola Community and Family

Services Clinic. The ISC holds regular meetings to stay on track with the plan and updates the public with online status reports. Quarterly status reports list recent activity related to Plan 2020 as well as the next steps, according to Malisch. With the progress the plan has made, Malsich said she does not foresee any significant roadblocks going forward because the committee is conscientious about conflicting factors. Time is budgeted to review and assess any possible conflicts and make adjustments if needed. Senior marketing major Kelsey McClear, a student representative on the ISC, said the plan is significant for students, especially the new class of 2020. “I see such great importance in the work that we’re doing,” said the 21-year-old. “For our first-year students — that class of 2020 — they are going to be here for the entirety of [Plan 2020]. So they are going to get to see this plan from start to finish, which is really unique.” McClear also said ISC will hold a forum in October for students to meet with representatives to learn more about the plan and ask questions. Adam Roberts, the vice president of Student Government of Loyola Chicago and a communications and sociology double major, believes student involvement with the plan will let students be a part of Loyola’s history. “I think that Plan 2020 is important because it’s the future of our university,” said the 20-year-old junior. “We get to be part of the story of Loyola University Chicago, and this is writing that next chapter.” Strategic plans at Loyola have yielded success in past years. The previous strategic plan (2009-2014) led to results such as launching the Institute for Environmental Sustainability and a revision of the Core Curriculum.

MAP 2016 MAP grants went from not being funded, to being fully funded by the state government in seven months.

Trisha McCauley The PHOENIX

January: State government cut MAP grant funding due to the lack of a state budget.

Trisha McCauley The PHOENIX

February: Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed SB 2043, a bill that would have funded MAP grants.

April: Loyola paid $10 million to cover its students’ MAP grants.

June: Gov. Bruce Rauner passed a temporary budget that funded MAP grants for 2015-16.

August: The state fully funded Loyola for the $10 million it paid for students’ MAP grants.


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Cloudy plans for a smoke-free Loyola MICHAEL MCDEVITT mmcdevitt@luc.edu

Loyola’s student government is looking into making campus smoke-free. It’s just a question of how and when. The proposal for a smoke-free campus first appeared as a referendum on the ballot during the March 2016 Student Government of Loyola Chicago (SGLC) elections. Sixty-five percent of students who voted on the referendum cast a vote in favor of the policy, according to the SGLC Election Board. The result of the referendum gives SGLC an incentive to move forward and create a policy, said vice president of SGLC Adam Roberts, a communication and sociology double major. “It’s something that the students have said loud and clear that they want and that’s something we’re going to work [toward],” said the 20-year-old junior. Loyola’s current non-smoking policy, which was adopted in 2006, prohibits smoking “at all times in all enclosed, university facilities without exception … [including] common work areas, auditoriums, classrooms, conference and meeting rooms, private offices, elevators, hallways, medical facilities, cafeterias, employee lounges, stairways, restrooms, locker room, dressing areas and all other enclosed facilities,” according to Loyola’s Human Resources webpage. Additionally, anyone who wishes to smoke on campus must do so at least 15 feet away from any building entrance. But when it comes to specifics on what a possible smoke-free campus initiative could look like at Loyola, Roberts said there’s still more research to be done and that the referendum was only meant to

gauge students’ opinions. “We don’t want to rush this because we understand the importance and the interest of all of our students,” Roberts said. “It’s still undecided. There’s no policy written, and I think that’s important to stress.” Although he’s uncertain whether or not Loyola’s smoke-free campus policy would include designated smoking areas or impose a complete ban, Roberts said the idea of a smoking ban was designed to benefit students’ health, rather than target students who smoke. “By no means are we kicking smokers off of campus at all,” Roberts said. It’s also uncertain whether a smoke-free policy would ban only cigarettes, or also vapes and e-cigarettes. Roberts said many of those decisions would come after more research and student input. “We’re going through these stages. What do students want? … It’s really up to students and … that’s what the referendum is,” Roberts said. In addition to action from SGLC, a smoke-free policy would also need support from faculty senate, staff council and University Senate before going to the university’s Cabinet for approval, according to assistant Vice president and Dean of students K.C. Mmeje. With the number of other colleges in Chicago that have gone smoke-free, it’s not out of the question for Loyola, Mmeje said. “[A smoke-free campus] can be done, but it’s something that will require cooperation and discussion, a lot of dialogue amongst the university stakeholder groups,” Mmeje said. “You would have to appoint a group to study [the issue].”

Michael McDevitt The PHOENIX

While the current smoking policy prohibits smoking closer than 15 feet from a building entrance, a smoke-free campus policy could either set up designated smoking areas or outright ban smoking at Loyola.

While many students support the idea of a completely smoke-free Loyola, others agree that designated smoking areas should exist to accommodate students who regularly smoke. “I know it’s your own personal decision to smoke, but you’re also affecting the people around you,” said first-year student Israa AlZamli an 18-year-old journalism and business double major who supports establishing designated smoking areas on campus. Sophomore Giselle Medina said she thinks designated smoking areas are a practical strategy. “With a complete ban, there’s no way to ensure everyone won’t

smoke,” said Medina, a 19-yearold film and digital media major. “At least with a designated smoking area, the smokers [won’t be] as angry … than if they had to go somewhere off campus.” Some students, like first-year student Bruno Riguzzi, think the proposal is unnecessary. “I have no issues with people [smoking on campus],” said Riguzzi, an 18-year-old biochemistry and philosophy double major. He said that the 15-foot smoking boundary from facilities is enough. Loyola students may not be making as big of an impact on the decision as it seems. While the referendum

passed with a majority in favor, student voter turnout was only 28 percent of the entire student body — 3,109 students out of an estimated 11,079 undergraduates. That means that an estimated 2,020 students voted “yes” for a smoke-free campus. which is only 18 percent of students voting on a campus-wide policy. The degree of difficulty to enforce this policy of this type depends on the requirements and regulations of the policy, according to Sgt. Tim Cunningham of Loyola Campus Safety. Since no policy exists, it’s hard to tell whether campus safety could easily enforce it, he said.

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Wind, risky behavior lead to more lake drownings The PHOENIX Julie Whitehair Hazardous weather and risky behavior has led to the most drownings in Lake Michigan in four years. Certain areas — particularly piers and docks — prove to be most dangerous for swimmers.

JULIE WHITEHAIR jwhitehair1@luc.edu

High winds over Lake Michigan have caused the most drownings in the lake since 2012, according to the Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project (GLSRP). The project, designed to educate people on water safety, recorded 32 total deaths this year in Lake Michigan, with 14 in Chicago. Last year, the GLSRP recorded 25 deaths in Lake Michigan; in 2012, 50 people died. The most recent drowning in Chicago occurred on Aug. 16. Alexander Fortis, 27, died after jumping into Diversey Harbor, ABC 7 reported. Closer to Lake Shore Campus, 49-year-old Stephen Taylor was found dead near Loyola Beach on June 19. His body was pulled from Lake Michigan near the 1000 block of West Pratt Boulevard. Chicago Police Department (CPD) News affairs officer Kevin Quaid said Area North detectives are investigating but could not provide further details of Taylor’s death. Sophomore journalism student Hannah Chin said she witnessed CPD officers gathered on the beach the day the body was found. “It’s scary to think about people

being killed near the beach,” said Chin, 19. “It’s supposed to be a happy place where kids and families go to enjoy the nature of Chicago and the lake.” Severe wind and weather causes the Great Lakes to be especially dangerous for swimmers, according to Brian Ohsowski, a professor at the Institute of Environmental Sustainability. While the lakes are not affected by the moon’s gravitational pull like the oceans are, Ohsowski explained, wind creates wave action when it pushes east. As a result of weather-made currents, one of the largest danger zones, is the water surrounding “steel piles,” meaning piers or docks, according to Ohsowski. These popular beach attractions block off the water’s flow, so with no good exit route, the water piles at the corner of the shore and the pier and then flows rapidly next to the pier, threatening to pull nearby swimmers into open water, Ohsowski said. Additionally, the rip currents that are formed between sandbars because of a blockade problem similar to that caused by piers can be a huge danger to swimmers. The clear water between areas of foamy waves, not far from the shoreline, is a sign of a rip current.

MADIGAN: Standards raised for universities’ sexual assault responses continued from page 1 To enforce the act, it will be mandatory for colleges to submit updates on sexual assault reports, the outcomes of cases and any awareness programs the school holds, starting in November 2017, according to the Chicago Tribune. Loyola’s protocol for responding to sexual assault violence already follows the new law, according to the Assistant Dean of Students and Title IX Coordinator Rabia Khan Harvey. “A few of my colleagues and myself helped contribute to the house bill when it was being written, so many of the anticipated changes were already implemented in our gender-based misconduct policies and protocol last year before the bill was passed,” wrote Khan Harvey in an email to The Phoenix. Loyola’s policy guidelines fol-

“As another school year begins, Illinois students should be focused on going to college to learn and not to be derailed by sexual assault.”

LISA MADIGAN Illinois Attorney General

low the new act and include laying out survivors’ rights, having a confidential reporting system and providing a list of advocates for survivors to contact, according to Loyola’s Community Standards section 409 Gender Based Misconduct and Discrimination. The university’s approach to handling survivor outreach, reported incidents and the investigation process also align with Madigan’s policy standards.

“The issue that we really have is that rip currents are super dangerous [because] it looks like it’s the best place to swim,” Ohsowski said. “All of a sudden … there’s this alley of a calm spot.” Ohsowski advises people who end up caught in a rip current to try to swim downstream and parallel to the shore to avoid getting swept back into the current. Lake Michigan’s beaches also proved dangerous for other reasons this summer. The large storms that dominated July caused a swim ban to be enacted throughout Chicago on July 24 due to high amounts of bacteria in the water. Lifeguards told beachgoers they were not allowed to enter the water because of heavy rains. The Chicago Beach District lifted the ban later that evening, according to its Twitter page. Loyola student Yuliya Pomeranets said her experience at the nearby Pratt Beach was mostly pleasant this summer, which she attributes to the lifeguards present at the beach and her own past training as a lifeguard at a pool. “The lifeguards don’t let us go very far,” said Pomeranets, a junior biology major. “They kept us [in] very shallow [water].”

While lifeguards are typically present during the day at the beach, they are not always there to keep people safe. The rules for Loyola Beach include “swim only when lifeguards are on duty,” a rule that some people, including college students, do not always heed. “I was always there during the day … but if it’s early in the morning or at night, there might not be lifeguards,” Pomeranets said. “People probably go and then you can swim as far [as you want].” With no lifeguards present, beachgoers are free to swim further out, a risky decision often fueled by alcohol. Alcohol use is involved in as many as 70 percent of teen and adult recreational water deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Senior Conor Moran said he witnessed people drinking on the beaches near Loyola at night on a few occasions. The environmental policy major said he doesn’t see a problem with it if people are under control. “As long as people are generally respectful and pick up their trash … it’s never really an issue,” said Moran, 21. “You never really see a lot of [drunk people] running around, it’s usually more [like they have] … one

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drink or two.” Chin said she is more concerned with the possibility of encountering dangerous people than she is with dangerous waters. “I would say the people aspect is more important to me,” Chin said. “There’s obviously some sketchy people in Rogers Park … The beach isn’t always as full as it should be, so you need to look out ... for yourself.”

Julie Whitehair

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Uniting Chicago to solve crime should be Rooney’s priority

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President Dr. Jo Ann Rooney must become a city-wide leader and help reduce the crime, murder and gun violence not only affecting the Loyola community but throughout the city Chicago.

THE PHOENIX EDITORIAL BOARD STAFF EDITORIAL From May until the end of August, approximately 1,640 shootings took place in the city of Chicago, contributing to the total 2,818 shootings since January, according to the Chicago Tribune. Although many of the city’s shootings are concentrated in the southern and western parts of the city, this does not pardon chance for these incidents to take place in the Rogers Park and Gold Coast community. Yes, residents are aware that crime is on the rise in Chicago. Yes, residents are continuously bombarded with homicide statistics. Still, that doesn’t excuse growing insensitivity toward these issues. In the past, Loyola and the Rogers Park community have been directly

affected by the city’s violence. In December 2014, the fatal shooting of Mutahir Rauf left the university in disbelief over the loss of a student. In January 2016, Khrystyna Trinchuk was shot after stepping out of her apartment. Fortunately, she survived to tell her story. Sadly, instances like these occur in other areas of the city every day. Even though Loyola might seem to be located in by a relatively safe area, that is not a valid reason to isolate ourselves from the problem of gun violence. The best way to keep Loyola students safe is to make Chicago safe. This means that we have to become involved in solving the problem. Loyola recently welcomed a new university president, Dr. Jo Ann Rooney. Rooney’s hiring came after Loyola’s presidential

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search committee conducted nearly a year-long search. During her introductory speech, Rooney said she plans to address safety on and around Loyola campuses, but she is unsure how to do so. Some members of the Loyola community have suggested that Campus Safety is lacking resources. Although Rooney said enlarging Campus Safety may be a possibility, she said there is ‘no one easy answer’ for ensuring safety. Rooney, as the spearhead of Loyola’s implementation of action, cannot distance herself or the institution from Chicago’s crime problem. Rooney must lead the university in taking an active part in helping resolve the city’s crime issues. Loyola’s faculty, staff and students are privileged to have the resources that Loyola offers, and it’s time to use those resources to benefit communi-

ties beyond our campus and fulfill the Jesuit mission. Investing both money and time in organizations such as CeaseFire, which is the Illinois branch of the Cure Violence Organization, and the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence is a good start. This could mean supporting stronger gun control laws in the city of Chicago. Maybe it means organizing Chicago Police Department buyback events. Rooney could partner with the CPD to host gun buy-back events in the Rogers Park area. There, local residents could turn in recovered guns and receive small monetary rewards to then donate to school programs in the neighborhood. These opportunities align with the core value that lies at the heart of Loyola’s Jesuit mission: social justice. The entire city of Chicago is

suffering from rising rates of crime and violence. Just because violence isn’t as prevalent near Loyola as it is in other parts of the city doesn’t mean it’s not our problem. Rooney’s assistance in resolving the city’s crime could mean lending resources to surrounding communities suffering from crime and loss and encouraging Chicago leaders outside of the city’s government to assist in these actions. Rooney can partner with students who have received the Magis Scholarship, a scholarship added in 2015 to support undocumented students on campus, and facilitate conversation in and outside of the classroom. No matter the method, we need to have a conversation about becoming involved in Chicago’s rising crime and violence rates, and now is the time to have it.

Students shouldn’t put dollars toward ‘fast fashion’

SADIE LIPE | Opinion Editor slipe@luc.edu

A garment factory in Rana Plaza, Bangladesh, collapsed, killing more than 1,000 garment workers in August 2013. It became the deadliest garment factory accident in history. These workers had families, friends, children and partners. The tragedy made international headlines, but sadly, few remember the event today. Another sweatshop south of Bangladesh, which supplied garments to H&M and JC Penney, caught fire in February 2016, killing 21 workers who had been working late into the night to meet a factory quota. Workers were trapped inside because the fire exits were blocked and the fire extinguishing equipment was non-functioning. “The True Cost,” an independent documentary released in 2015, was the first to begin an up-

heaval in the production of clothes in the fashion industry, and it immediately opened many eyes to the industry’s downsides. The documentary revealed how garment workers could barely afford to keep roofs over their heads because they were paid too little to produce clothing for brands that reaped massive profits selling that product to consumers. The “True Cost” showed scenes of workers for fashion brands such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Forever 21 and The Gap being beaten when they demanded higher pay. Workers made as little as $0.50 per hour, according to the Center for American Progress Action Fund. Workers were also forced to sign contracts that prohibited them from asking for a raise, participating in religious or political activity, having a baby or getting married, according to CBC News and Behind The Label, a human rights organization. Thankfully, though, there are steps that can be taken to end the brutal conditions for workers within the fast-fashion industry. First, keeping clothes prolongs the lives of the pieces and significantly lessens the environmental impact because the clothes aren’t

being thrown out. Society has become accustomed to consuming at alarming rates under the belief that what we see in stores and on models is the key to happiness. Unfortunately, in no time at all, the next best thing is going to be released, tossing us back into the cycle of buying. It’s better for your wallet and the environment to seek out personal styles without having someone else suffer so we can sport the latest trends. Donating unwanted clothes shouldn’t be a default when it comes to cleaning out a closet. Only 10 percent of clothes donated to consignment shops actually make it into the store for resale, while the rest of the unwanted goods get shipped and dumped into third world countries, according to Behind the Label. There, the garments accumulate in landfills, breeding unsanitary living conditions for local residents. Since word has spread on the labor conditions facing workers, there’s been an emergence of brands that cater to a “trendy” aesthetic while still aiming to treat their workers fairly. Companies such as American Love Affair, C&C California, Cana Collection and Modcloth are

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Fast fashion industry retailers have grown 9.7 percent per year over the last five years, according to CIT, a commercial and financial banking company.

proudly rooted in the revival of items “Made in America.” These companies also use biodegradable fabrics to make the garments and foster healthy working environments with safe factory conditions. Cana Collection is partnered with Cotton Incorporated, a U.S.-based organization that’s leading a global charge to make the future of cotton more sustainable. That means investing in environmentally sustainable technologies such as biotech varieties, pest management strategies, conservation agriculture and water optimi-

zation strategies. The real leverage is within our policies, not our purchases. As Michael Hobbes wrote in the Huffington Post’s “The Myth of the Ethical Shopper,” “We cannot shop ourselves into a better world.” The hard work is done not by begging people to buy better, but by giving them no other option. Shopping products labeled as “Fair Trade” and “Sweatshop Free” and thrifting clothes are steps toward developing a more stable and ethical consumer economy for all.


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A fresh look at farmers markets

C&D Family Farms

Dotson’s Farm

Dotson’s Farm has fresh sunflowers and a number of different selections when it comes to produce like tomatoes and peppers.

C&D Family Farms partners with a number of other farms that have similar ethical growing practices to create a cooperative.

Stamper Cheese Company

The Eating Well

Stamper Cheese Company offers samples of the cheeses to people who stop by, which are also available for purchase.

The Eating Well sells prepared meals like salads and veggie burger wraps and also offers items like desserts and soups.

Michen Dewey mdewey@luc.edu

Every Tuesday and Thursday, rows of tents pop up in a parking lot along Leland Avenue in Lincoln Square for the Lincoln Square Farmers Market. It’s one of Chicago’s many markets and features a wide range of vendors, which offer everything from prepared meals to meats, cheeses, fruits and vegetables. But

the vendors have one thing in common: they offer locally sourced products. Food in the United States travels an average of 1,500 miles to get to a grocery store, according to the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture. Shipping the food uses fossil fuels and a large amount of plastic packaging that

contributes to pollution. Foods sold at farmers markets are transported shorter distances. They contribute to a healthy lifestyle because they’re usually grown either sustainably or organically and they aren’t highly processed or grown using pesticides, hormones, antibiotics or

genetic modification. Farmers markets aren’t only about consumers; they’re also about farmers and the local economy. The more fresh, local food shoppers seek, the more jobs are created. A 2011 Economic Research Service report found that fruit and vegetable

farms selling into local and regional markets employ 13 full time workers per $1 million in revenue earned, for a total of 61,000 jobs, according to the Farmers Market Coalition. Fruit and vegetable farmers that don’t sell locally employed only three full time workers per $1 million in revenue.


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program grows leaps and bounds

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Students rehearse for the senior solo showcase, which premiered in Fall 2015 under the artistic direction of Sarah Cullen-Fuller. The showcase is soon to be the new capstone course for the dance major.

JORDAN KUNKEL jkunkel@luc.edu

Almost 10 years after the addition of a dance minor in 2007 — and four years after the implementation of the dance major in 2012 — Loyola’s dance students are reaping the benefits of a program that hasn’t stopped growing. Sandra Kaufmann, founder and director of Loyola’s dance program, has made it a goal to create a place where academically-inclined dancers can receive conservatory-level dance training while still receiving a liberal arts education. A focus on social justice and advocacy has developed in the program through the passions of its dance students and through the leadership of full-time faculty members Sarah Cul-

len-Fuller and Amy Wilkinson. Aligning dance with this mission has opened up opportunities to collaborate and perform with other university programs and organizations, such as the University Chorale, the Institute of Environmental Sustainability, Loyola University Museum of Art and Cullen-Fuller’s Parkinson’s Project. Wilkinson values how these performances teach her students how to use dance for more than pure entertainment. “These experiences change the way our students see themselves as artists,” said Wilkison. “We provide opportunities for students to use their creative voices to make the world a better place.” With five days of Advanced Ballet

class a week and the recent addition of four days of the Advanced Modern class a week, dance majors join Loyola’s dance program for its balance of professional dance training and liberal arts education. Megan Carter, a senior theatre major and dance minor, said non-majors see the growth of the program in the variety of academic interests the students pursue. The growth of the dance major has made it harder for dance minors to participate in certain performance opportunities such as the Annual Dance Concert, Carter said, but performances such as the bi-annual Dance Informance highlight the support Loyola dancers have for one another. Kaufmann said at the Dance Informance — an informal performance

involving all dance classes at the end of the semester — she can see a transformation in her students as they work together and perform onstage. Kaufmann said in those moments, she can see the emobdiment of “cura personalis,” or “care for the whole person,” which is part of the program’s curriculum and mission. Looking toward the future, Kaufmann said she hopes to attract a record class of 15 incoming freshman while expanding resources to include a third studio and a fourth full-time faculty member to accommodate the growing number of dance students. She also aims to start a significant scholarship fund for the dance majors. As the program stabilizes and as Kaufmann builds upon the strong foundation of the current program,

Kaufmann said she is glad to see the university embracing dance and “allowing us to build and grow.” Sharidan Rickmon, a junior dance and physics double major, said since her freshman year, the biggest change she has seen in the program is its integration into the university as a whole. She attributes this “connection to the Loyola community” to the passion of her teachers and the performance collaborations with other university groups and spaces. “We are interdisciplinary in nature and we are always looking to connect on this campus,” Kaufmann said. “We’re very grateful to be a part of a university like Loyola University Chicago, where we are able to have this opportunity to create art.” Jordan Kunkel is a junior dance major at Loyola.

Diverse Chicago theatre offerings coming this semester NICK COULSON ncoulson@luc.edu

Get your tickets now for these national tours, world premiere and Chicago company of ‘Hamilton’ opening this semester. ‘Next To Normal’ | Aug. 20-Oct. 9 | Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave.

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On the outside, the Goodman family seems like your typical American family. However, behind closed doors, they are anything but normal. Diana Goodman, a suburban mom, has been suffering from bipolar disorder and hallucinations for the past 16 years. The struggle of trying to keep things within the family begins to take its toll on Diana, her husband Dan and their daughter Natalie. The contemporary rock opera confronts several issues beyond mental illness, including medical ethics, the power of grief and the ghosts that follow us all. The emotional powerhouse of a musical opened on Broadway in 2009 and was nominated for 11 Tony Awards, winning Best Original Score and two others.

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‘Visiting Edna’ | Sept. 15-Nov. 6 | Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St.

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is launching its 41st season with the world premiere play “Visiting Edna.” The show follows the transforming relationship between Edna, an aged woman who has advanced cancer, and her son, Andrew, who has come home for a visit. The two attempt to revisit the childhood love they once shared. This is done while trying to navigate the numerous distractions keeping them from real, honest connections in modern society. Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro will direct the play written by Tony Award winning playwright David Rabe. Debra Monk, a Tony and Emmy Award winner, will star as Edna with ensemble member Ian Barford playing her son.

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‘Hamilton’ | Sept. 27-March 19 | The PrivateBank Theatre, 18 W. Monroe St.

For the select few who have not heard of this musical yet, it is the record-setting production that took home 11 of the 16 Tony Awards it was nominated for, including Best Musical.

The show follows Founding Father Alexander Hamilton from his early life as an orphan to his death and legacy. Because tickets sold out for all scheduled performances in about a day, I suspect this production will not be leaving Chicago anytime soon. If you didn’t manage to get tickets for the initial performances, a limited number of $10 tickets will be sold through an online lottery for each performance. Details on the lottery are still to come.

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‘Fun Home’ | Nov. 2-Nov. 13 | Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph St.

Cartoonist Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir-turned-musical “Fun Home” will be making a stop at the Oriental Theatre during its first national tour. The show follows the life of Bechdel as she discovers, comes to terms with and ultimately embraces her sexuality at three different ages. Just four months after coming out to her parents, her Moniz father Bruce, who also had homosexual relations, committed suicide

by walking in front of an oncoming truck. Susan Moniz, who has performed at numerous Chicago Theatres including Marriott Theatre, Lyric Opera and Chicago Shakespeare Theater, will play the role of wife and mother Helen, and will be joined onstage by Northwestern alumna Katherine Shindle, who will be playing Alison. The show opened on Broadway in April 2015 and was nominated for 12 Tony Awards, winning five, including Best Musical.

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others with autism live. The play originally appeared in the West End before making its way to Broadway in 2014. It was nominated for six Tony Awards and took home five, including Best Play, Best Lighting Design of a Play and Best Scenic Design of a Play.

‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ | Dec. 6-Dec. 24 | Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph St.

“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” is a play adapted from Mark Haddon’s novel of the same name. The show follows Christopher Boone, a young boy with autism who becomes obsessed with solving the murder mystery surrounding his neighbor’s dog. What makes this show so notable isn’t the plot itself, but the way in which it is told. The mesmerizing projections and staging help the audience to better understand the sometimes overwhelming, multi-sensory world in which Christopher and

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Actress Sydney Lucas, who was nominated for a Tony for her role as Small Alison in “Fun Home,” is pictured with Michael Cerveris, who won Best Leading Actor in a Musical for his role as Bruce at the 2015 Tony Awards.


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WALKER HAYES

8TRACKS VOL. 2: BREAK THE INTERNET

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A sunny day spent at Gillson Beach is a great way to wind down, especially before the winter comes and snow falls in Chicago.

Get your toes in the warm sand one last time The midwest experienced a warm and pleasant winter this year, even by Chicago’s standards, but don’t go bragging about it because that may change soon. Grab a towel and head over to these five beaches for your last dose of sandy fun in the sun. GRACE GLAN gglan1@luc.edu

Gillson Beach | Lake & Michigan Avenues, Wilmette, Ill. | (847)256-9660 Although you have to pay to swim here, this beach is located just north of the city in Wilmette. Daily fees for non-Wilmette residents are $9.50 and season passes are available for purchase at varying prices. Gillson is known to be extraordinarily clean and normally quiet, even on weekends. Included in the park’s facility is a dog beach, lighted tennis courts, sailboats for rent and other various watersports amenities. This beach is also home to the Wallace Bowl outdoor amphitheatre, which offers small concerts and other free entertainment. Montrose Beach | 4400 N. Lake Shore Drive | (773)3632225 This bustling summer destination is located next to the Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary, a quiet preserve for a wide variety of migrating songbirds and butterflies that offers a breathtaking skyline view. If you end up here, plan on having an active day in

the water because Kayak Chicago and other watersports vendors have set up shop. As an added bonus, the Chicago Park District offers a free Wi-fi connection for those who want to get work done in the fresh air. 12th Street Beach | 1200 S. Linn White Drive | (773)3632225 This Northerly Island gem is an exceptional destination. Not only are concessions available but it’s home to an inexpensive Mexican eatery called Del Campo Tacos that serves alcohol. It’s a long beach with spectacular views of the city, and it’s conveniently located next to the Adler Planetarium and FirstBank Merit Pavilion. Forty acres of beautifully landscaped parkland run just south of the beach. South Shore Beach | 7059 S. Lake Shore Drive | (773)3632225 South Shore Beach, a historic 500-acre park on Chicago’s South Side, is the largest beach in Jackson Park. It is also part of the historic South Shore Cultural Center, which is well worth a visit. It’s home to the South Shore Cultural Center School of the Arts, which offers youth and teen pro-

grams, a fine art gallery, community art classes and available studio space. The site is home to 65 acres of relaxing and recreational space, including a nine-hole golf course, tennis courts, a pool and an elaborate clubhouse with an attached nature sanctuary. Also located nearby is the Parrot Cage Restaurant, a quality sit-down dining option for brunch any day of the week. Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore | Chesterton & Michigan City, Ind. | (219)926-2255 The Indiana Dunes are home to more than 15 miles of sandy lakeshore and they’re located about 60 miles east of Chicago. Although the drive is about an hour and a half long, the wait is worth it. Some of the beaches are private, while others are littered with umbrellas and frisbees. The primary attraction at this popular destination is Mount Baldy, a towering sand dune that is open for guided tours. However, campsites, parks and other local eats also make this a perfect getaway location. Chicagoland’s beaches are open from May 27 to Sept. 5. For swimming and water conditions in the city, consult the pages for each beach at www.cpdbeaches.com.

Walker Hayes Falls Short American country singer failed to impress listeners on his sophomore effort, released this year. OLIVIA LAROCCO olarocco@luc.edu

“Don’t it kinda make you want to shake a little bit?” The first words of Walker Hayes’ new album, 8Tracks, Vol 2: Break the Internet, are the best way to describe his Meghan Trainor-meets-Macklemore sound. The album is the sequel to 8Tracks, Vol 1: Good Shit, which broke away from Hayes’ cookie-cutter country career. However, Hawyes’ new release seems to fall short. The album’s tracks all last about three minutes, leaving the listener wanting just a little bit more. The first song on the album, “Break the Internet,” has a doo-wop beat accompanied by modern lyrics reminiscent of recent hits such as “Uptown Funk” and “All About that Bass” that brings about a fresh feeling of nostalgia. I was taken back by the early -2000’s feel of the album’s second song, “You’re Happy.” Its simple, romantic lyrics and R&B sound felt like a throwback to the golden days of Nelly. It was a perfect palate cleanser after the happy-golucky vibe at the start of the album. Similarly, the song “Halloween,” featuring pop artist Nicolle Galyon, slowed down the album’s pace just long enough to leave listeners pleas-

antly surprised by the upbeat sounds of “Face on My Money.” This clever song tips a hat to the simple bassline, overlaid with subtle sounds of bari sax. This is exactly the type of song you would want to pop-up on your Spotify workout p aylist. Its minimalist take on a fastpaced song is perhaps the new face of club music. The album’s brilliant start is followed up by a less than satisfying conclusion. The last four songs of the album sound like a sat attempt at musical fame. Remember that nightmare you had about Jessie McCartney trying to rekindle his music career? It would be best not revisit such memories. 8Tracks, Vol 2: Break the Internet begins with such an incredible amount of fun and energy, only to deflate about halfway to the finish. With high expectations after Hayes’ 8Tracks Vol, 1: Good Shit, which had a unique sound, I can’t help but feel disappointed by the mediocre follow-up album. My advice? Throw “Break the Internet” and “Face on My Money” into your thirsty Thursday playl i s t f o r a b i t o f f reshening up, but t he rest of the album is a bust.

VENUES: County code goes after small venues Continued from page 1

“The County is not looking to close any music venues,” Shuftan said. “What we are trying to do is fairly and equitably apply taxes across the board, and what is most important is that creative and live performances are exempt. Our primary goal is to alleviate any misunderstandings the public has about this case”. If the county wins the cases against different concert halls, the money paid to the city “would likely be crippling for our business to say the least,” said Victor Giron, the chief financial officer at 16” on Center. Pat Doerr, president of the Hospitality Business Association of Chicago, said the county asked six of the venues his organization represents to pay back taxes, some reaching $1 million. Like Beauty Bar these venues have hired attorneys to represent against the county, he said. Doerr, who does not represent Beauty Bar, said the venues he’s working with asked not to be named.

More than a decade ago, the city attempted to collect an 8 percent amusement tax on DJ performances from multiple music venues, claiming the performances did not fall under a similar city exemption. But in 2006, Chicago’s Department of Revenue ruled that DJs should be classified as “live cultural performances” and should be exempt from the taxes, so long as the performances substantially add to or modify pre-recorded material. Despite this ruling, music venue developers and owners such as Finkelman and Giron are frustrated that the county is going after taxes for performances the city deemed culturally relevant years ago. “I can’t figure out what is more offensive here, that [Cook County] is trying to go back on something the city ruled exempt years ago or that the music we’ve been presenting in the city for 25 years is not thought to be cultural or enriching,” said Finkelman. Sean Mulroney, an attorney representing

Beauty Bar, said venues such as Beauty Bar and Evil Olive, another targeted test venue for the County, will never be able to pay the expenses. He said the county’s motivation is crystal clear to him. “They are looking for money,” Mulroney said. Cook County presented its case at a hearing on Aug. 22. The venues will present their side — including evidence from live music and testimony from a musicologist — on Oct. 17. This will be done in an effort to sway Cook County officials’ opinions about the cultural and artistic value of DJ performances. If Cook County wins the case against Beauty Bar, it’s likely to encourage local city government to begin a new pattern of shutting down music venues for taxes, meaning fans may not be able to see some of their new up-andcoming favorite bands.


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Meet the new coaches DYLAN CONOVER dconover@luc.edu

Upcoming Events

W Volleyball @ Friday at 3:30 p.m. Steve Woltmann

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Kate Achter

Steve Woltmann

Loyola Athletics

Kris Berzins

Women’s basketball head coach

Men’s volleyball associate head coach

Achter is taking over the women’s basketball program following a 14-16 season and the departure of former head coach Sheryl Swoopes. She served as an associate head coach at St. Bonaventure for three years, where she led the program to three NCAA National Tournaments, including a trip to the Sweet Sixteen in 2012. She moved to Xavier University last year as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator, and she helped guide that program to its second consecutive winning season. As a player, Achter had a successful career at Bowling Green State University, and then played professionally for one season in Greece. “Kate Achter is one of the rising stars in college basketball and we are all thrilled to have her as our new head women’s basketball coach,” said Athletic Director Steve Watson in a press release posted on Loyola’s athletics website.

Berzins will serve as associate head coach after five years as an assistant for the Loyola men’s volleyball team. Berzins was a three-time AllMidwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association selection as a player at Loyola. As a coach, he contributed to the Ramblers’ three NCAA Championship appearances and two titles. Last season, the American Volleyball Coaches Association’s “Thirty Under 30” listed Berzins as one of the 30 best coaches in the sport below the age of 30. “Wit h t hre e Fina l Fours and two NCAA Championships, plus some high level success with USA Volleyball, Kris is flourishing as a coach, and we look forward to more accomplishments down the road,” said head coach Mark Hulse in a press release posted on Loyola’s athletics website.

Steve Woltmann

Loyola Athletics

Carly Schneider

Steve Woltmann

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Bob Thurnhoffer

Women’s golf head coach

Cross country, track and field head coach

A 2014 Loyola graduate, Schneider helped the Ramblers achieve a 299 score at the 2013 Braun Intercollegiate, the first sub-300 score in school history. Following graduation, she continued to play competitively in the Illinois PGA section. Schneider also joined the PGA Professional Program, where she learned how to coach and teach golf. This will be Loyola’s women’s golf first head coach since 2012 and this is Schneider’s first coaching opportunity, and she said she is ready to accept the challenge. “It is such an honor to be back at Loyola. I’m really looking forward to helping our women’s team take it to the next level and develop the program moving forward. I know that we have the talent and the spirit with these young ladies to be competitive in the Missouri Valley Conference,” said Schneider in a press release posted on Loyola’s athletics website.

Thurnhoffer will serve as head coach after six years as an assistant at Loyola. As a runner, Thurnhoffer was an All-American in the triple jump at the College of DuPage and an AllHorizon League Conference selection at the University of Illinois Chicago. After college, Thurnhoffer won a bronze medal at the USA Track and Field Nationals. As an assistant coach at UIC and Loyola, Thurnhoffer helped the programs accrue a total of 25 conference championships, 20 NCAA qualifications and five league MVPs. “I couldn’t be more proud to accept this position and I owe it all to the studentathletes, coaches, and administrators that I’ve had the opportunity to work with throughout my time at this worldclass institution. Go Ramblers!” said Thurnhoffer in a press release on Loyola’s athletics website.

SPAIN: Team chemistry is brewing for the Ramblers continued from page 1 Moser had the opportunity to test the waters with his refreshed roster, leading the team on an international tour in Spain this August.

Moser told The Phoenix back in April that building team chemistry and seeing the potential in his new team the purpose of t h e t r i p. It w a s i mp o r t a nt f o r t h e R ambl e r s t o d e ve l op t e am

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First-year guard Matt Chastain comes to Loyola with the experience of winning an Illinois state championship title with his high school team in LeRoy, Ill.

chemistry quickly in order to have success not only in Spain, but also in the season ahead. During the team’s 10-day trip, the players traveled to Barcelona, Ma d r i d a n d Va l e n c i a , t ou r i n g popular attractions and playing a four-game tour. All the teams the Ramblers faced varied in age and were a collection of European professional athletes and college athletes. Junior guard B en Richardson said head coach Porter Moser emphasized team bonding and gaining confidence throughout the trip. In the first game, Loyola beat t he B arc el ona A l l - St ars 7 6 - 5 9 . Senior guard Milton Doyle and junior guard Ben Richardson led the team, scoring 22 and 16 points, respectively. Kirby pulled down a team-high of 10 rebounds. “Being able to play well gave me confidence and I hope to continue that,” said Kirby. Loyola found success in its next three games. The Ramblers beat the Valencia All-Stars 96-61 and d e fe at e d t h e Ma d r i d A l l - St ar s 84-51. Loyola also faced a tight matchup against Eurcolegio Casvi, but pulled out the win 69-67. The game against Eurocolegio C asv i i n Madr i d was t he mo st significant to the team, according to Richardson and Kirby. It was the closest game of the tour, but the R amblers snatched the win by two points to take Eurcolegio Casvi 69-67. Richardson said he was pleased with the game because it was a team effort. “We had a really tough game where we had to grit it out and show we knew how to win,” said R i c h ard s on . “G e tt i ng t o [ h ave

this experience] before the season s t a r t s m a k e s [ t h e n e w c om e r s ] more like veterans before the season actually starts.” Kirby said it was nice to see the team come together for a win. Whether it was catching rebounds, defending well, scoring or getting to the free throw line, it was a team win. Richardson said he was proud of the team’s overall performance throughout the tour. “We know we can control our effort, so we tried to bring our effort [and intensity to] ever y game,” Richardson said. He also said the players felt team chemistry on the court during each game and he was impressed with the way everyone came together despite the varying levels of experience. Richardson said the tough in-game situations they experienced during the Spain tour allowed them to learn and improve. “Every game, I think each one of them got better at something,” Richardson said. “Whether it was responding to something coach s aid, or r unning a pl ay b etter, each one of them had something they improved on. I think that was just another thing that was so big because without having those four games before the school year starts, you don’t get those moments.” The men’s basketball team is back in Chicago. The Ramblers won’t have a full-team practice until October because of NCAA regulations and they won’t play another game until November. But the chemistry the team developed on the court in Spain is a significant step toward competing in the MVC this season.

M Soccer vs. Friday at 7 p.m.

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Why are female athletes held to a different standard?

Madeline Kenney | Sports Editor mkenney1@luc.edu The 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games were over in the blink of an eye. The female U.S. Olympians were arguably the biggest winners of the games, capturing 61 of 121 total medals Team USA took home — 26 of which were gold. In fact, if the women of Team USA were their own country, they would’ve placed fourth in the world medal count. But what’s a little international sporting competition without some controversy and sexism, right? You can’t argue that the female U.S. Olympians didn’t accomplish a lot in Rio. The U.S. women’s basketball team made history when it won its sixth consecutive Olympic gold medal on Aug. 21. The rest of the world combined only has three gold medals in women’s basketball. Female athletes such as sprinter Allyson Felix, gymnast Simone Biles and swimmers Simone Manuel and Katie Ledecky also broke barriers for female athletes, inspiring millions of girls back home by winning a record amount of medals and smashing world records. But with all this success, sexism still prevailed — downgrading some of the females’ hardfought accomplishments. The Chicago Tribune sparked outrage after tweeting an article that focused on Corey Cogdell, who won a bronze medal

in the women’s trap shooting event. The tweet neglected to use Cogdell’s name and focused on her husband Mitch Unrein, a defensive end for the Chicago Bears — who, by the way, is not an Olympic medalist. Although the article primarily focused on Cogdell’s achievement, the Tribune couldn’t help but include Unrein and his absence in Rio due to training camp with the Bears. Hungarian swimmer Katinka Hosszu broke a world record with her performance in the 400-meter individual relay, but NBC sportscaster Dan Hicks was too focused on “the man responsible” for Hosszu’s achievement, her coach and husband Shane Tusup. And then there’s the way female athletes are expected to behave in comparison to their male counterparts. Fueled by a lot of emotions after a tough loss to Sweden on Aug. 12, which ultimately eliminated the U.S. women’s soccer team from advancing in the Rio Games, goalkeeper Hope Solo called her opponents “a bunch of cowards” and said, “The best team did not win today. I strongly, firmly believe that.” No stranger to controversy after facing two domestic violence charges in 2014 and 2015, Solo tried to minimize the backlash to her comments by backpedaling. The damage, though, was already done. On Aug. 24, the U.S. Soccer Federation handed her a punishment that entailed a six-month suspension and effectively kicked her off the national women’s soccer team. Now, how about Ryan Lochte? Two days after Solo’s sore-loser comments, Lochte made international headlines after a man dressed as a security guard allegedly robbed Lochte and three of his teammates at gunpoint. This horrific story turned out to be a cover-up to a late night of four Olympic swimmers partying. When the news broke, it was a Lochmess. Lochte’s story not only embarrassed USA Swimming and the U.S. Olympic

Committee, it also embarrassed America as a country and even his mom, who broke the story after he told her this tall tale. Remember when your mom warned you about those little white lies that always come back to haunt you in the end? Lochte found this out the hard way at 32 years old. Lochte’s sponsors dropped him and he still awaits his punishment from USA Swimming and the U.S. Olympic Committee. While these two cases are not fruits from the same tree, if Lochte’s punishment is not as severe or intense as Solo’s, it’s complete injustice. There have been countless instances of athletes blowing up on the microphone during a postgame interview, especially after a tough loss, where they haven’t been punished. It was a heat-of-themoment statement, and Solo was dealing with the pain of defeat. While I’m not justifying her comments, they weren’t as severe as an international lie and a false police report. Lochte, who is basically the Johnny Manziel of U.S. Swimming, has become the face of white male entitlement. He got hammered with some teammates and urinated on a gas station. While there are some questions as to whether the security guard actually pulled a gun on the four U.S. swimmers, Lochte and his teammates still lied to cover their behinds. Solo’s comments are still being discussed, but on a smaller scale than Lochte’s story. And Solo’s received a hefty punishment. Lochte’s name is still on every major news outlet, and that international story still has a long way to go. If Lochte is not given a greater punishment than Solo’s, it comes as a further justification that female athletes are held to a different standard than male athletes. While the U.S. women won big in Rio, the fight for equality and respect for women in sports is far from over.

The Ramblers can’t find net or identity

Steve Woltmann

Loyola Athletics

The MVC honored Koch with a second team All-MVC selection last season.

HENRY REDMAN hredman@luc.edu

Although the majority of Loyola’s women’s soccer team has remained the same — only adding eight newcomers — the team is not off to a strong start, failing to win its first four games (0-3-1) after an appearance in the Missouri Valley Conference championship last year. The Ramblers have 19 returning players, including five all-MVC players and the reigning MVC Freshman of the Year. However the team is still untested leaving head coach Barry Bimbi searching for help from underclassmen. “It’s funny looking at 19 returning letter winners, because we are still pretty young and inexperienced as far as starters in the lineup,” said Bimbi. “Even though they are returning letter winners, they are still learning.” The season started with high expectations. In this year’s preseason coaches poll, MVC coaches voted the Ramblers to finish second in the conference after they voted Loyola to

finish fifth prior to last season. The team is aware that this puts a target on its back. The team is ready for the challenges of higher expectations according to senior forward Maria Carr. “It’s going to be tough, we have to know that other teams are going to be out to get us this year,” said Carr, a psychology major. “We can pull out the big wins like we did last year. I guess people aren’t going to look at us like the underdogs anymore, so we need to capitalize on the big conference games.” But the Ramblers haven’t met these expectations to start the season. The team has been outscored 8-2 in its first four games. Senior defender Shelby Koch said it’s taking a while for the team to find its identity.

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