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Mock interviews for students By Amira Chafai Staff Writer Moraine Valley Community College offers a variety of tools for getting ahead in life. One popular program in its sixth year is Mock Interview Day, held on Wednesday, September 11th in the M building. Students and community members hail it as a great resource in helping them achieve their long-term goals. Dressed in formal business attire and packing copies of their polished resumes, preregistered participants sat in the main lobby of the M building and waited to hear their names called out. The number of participants in Mock Interview Day has escalated over the years, reaching seventy this year. One by one, participants were ushered into the Moraine Business and Conference center. The schedule allows them 30-minute interview session with an employer. Twenty minutes are reserved for questions and answers, and ten minutes for feedback.

Generally, the employers suggest ways to improve a resume, give feedback on body language, and tell participants where their strengths and weaknesses lay. “Mock Interview Day is a rare opportunity to have one on one time with the people who do the hiring,” said Tamima Farooqui, Job Resource Specialist at Moraine Valley Community College. “Employers will ask various questions from basic to tricky. The key is to get you prepared for questions you won’t be expecting.” Nerves are one of the setbacks job seekers must get under control before dealing with an employer. The thought of being stumped or tongue tied around a potential boss debilitates most interviewees from acting cool and collected. One of the focal points of Mock Interview Day is to help break down the foundation of nerves and allow people to become more open to the idea of an interview. Even if someone might be a nervous wreck on INTERVIEWS | page 3

Employer performing a mock interview with participant at Mock Interview Day. Mock Interview Day is an annual event hosted by the Job Resource Center (JRC). [Kristin Schraer]

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By Kristin Schraer Staff Photographer Students were ready for some academic insight at the R U Ready to Transfer Fair yesterday. The event took place on Thursday afternoon in the S building where students gathered to learn about where their academic career is headed. Upon walking into the building, it was clear that representatives were ready for business. Tables were decorated with an array of colorful balloons for all of the colleges lined up, the representatives for the schools eagerly waiting for students to approach them. Academic advisors were also present to provide students TRANSFER | page 3

By Alejandro Perez Staff Writer

Four-year institution representatives provide students with transfer information. [Kristin Schraer]

Students across the nation aspire to obtain post-secondary degrees. Many have the credentials and the motivation, but lack the financial aspect of the requirements of desired universities. There are many options in funding your academic expenses. Government aid is usually offered to low-income households. Banks and other corporations offer student loans, which are available to whomever qualifies and is approved. Scholarships are also offered to students who meet the qualifications SCHOLARSHIPS | page 7


SPORTS Men’s soccer team begins the year 2-0-0. PAGE 11

FEATURES Glacier members review this season’s craft beers. SOCIAL PAGE 2


THE GLACIER SEPTEMBER 13, 2013 VOLUME 47, ISSUE 3 ABOUT THE GLACIER  The Glacier is published biweekly during the fall and spring semesters by the students of Moraine Valley Community College. SUBMISSION POLICY All submissions should be typed and letters to the editor must include the author’s name, phone number and email address. Anonymous submissions will not be accepted.

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Communication is an art worth learning By Samantha Bryce Staff Writer Jonathan Simon, Counselor at MVCC, introduced a seminar open to students today called “Crossing the Bridge of Communication Effectively”. The seminar entailed how we as people sometimes may misconstrue what one another are saying because we aren’t listening as well as we should. Another topic that was heavily focused on was how when we as friends, family members, etc., give advice when really the other person only wants someone to listen to them. Mr. Simon introduced an exercise called “Do You Mean…?” which involved using only listening skills for one person and explaining skills for another. When the listener would need clarification, they would simply

ask for it. Regardless of how much the listener wanted to ‘help’ by giving advice, they were not allowed to do so. Lots of students walked away feeling like the exercise had helped them to realize how important it is to listen. Mr. Simon said, “Giving advice can inhibit communication. It is better to use the three questions to answer yourself before you give advice: Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary?” Quite a few students were directed to the seminar through certain classes they were taking. Nicole Soto, who is in her third semester here at Moraine, was directed through her ASL class, which is new to Moraine. “I found the seminar to be really good,” Soto stated. “It gave me perspective and I’ll definitely use it in the future.” Sheila Gore heard about the seminar through her teacher as well, “I

Moraine Valley Counselor, Jonathon Simon lecturing at seminar. [Samantha Bryce]

learned more about where I stand in the communication world. I’m a rescuer and I didn’t know that until now.” In the seminar ‘rescuers’ were described as people who tend to rescue out of habit and fear that the problem will not be fixed unless they save this person from conflict. Simon stated that in the end he wanted everyone to walk out feeling more energized and aware, “I want everyone to walk out of here feeling energized, because it will show that they had fun and were engaged and

that they were learning.” Simon loved having the large group of people and stated that he has done these seminars before. The one thing that Simon wanted most was for people to look at themselves in a different light. “I want people to look at themselves non-judgmentally and be more accepting of themselves so that they can grow.” Samantha Bryce can be contacted at



Employers interviewing attendees at Mock Interview Day. Attendees were called in one-by-one to speak with potential employers. [Kristin Schraer] INTERVIEWS | from front page the inside, their face will depict a professional and hard working employee. One of the great assets of Mock Interview Day is the opportunity to do some networking. Although the idea is just to get feedback on interactions with a perspective boss, employers will remember participants in the event as job positions become available. “It has happened in the past that an interviewee will be remembered because they stood out in some special way,” said Farooqui. This program is special to Moraine Valley because it reiterates the point that the administration and faculty wishes everyone to succeed in life, past

campus presence and into life beyond Moraine Valley. If you missed Mock Interview Day, students and community members are encouraged to attend Moraine Valley’s Job and Internship Fair on Thursday, September 26 from 2-5 p.m. in the M building. The event is free and requires an appointment, business attire and multiple copies of any participants’ resumes. For further information or to schedule your appointment, contact the Job Resource Center (JRC) at (708) 9745727. Contact Amira at

Advertisement at R U Ready to Transfer Fair outside the S Building. [Kristin Schraer] TRANSFER | from front page with any answers to the questions that they had prepared regarding credits and transferring. Several college representatives attended the Fair, including Trinity Christian College, Lewis University, DePaul University, Saint Xavier University, National Louis University, Eastern Illinois University, University of St. Francis, Roosevelt University, Devry University, Governors State University, and Concordia University of Chicago. Sandy Aggen, the Academic Counselor for the adult studies at Trinity Christian College, said that the college does four fairs a year and they average around 20 people per fair. So far this has been the second fair that the college has done within the week. “We enjoy talking to people and making sure that they are taking the

right course work here at Moraine Valley, that will transfer to the school of their choice to best achieve their ultimate goal,” said Aggen. Donnell Ovthaw, a student at Moraine Valley Community College, was speaking to Melissa Rizzardo, an Academic Advisor from Devry University. She received plenty of information regarding all of the programs that the school has to offer students. Students gathered from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. to acquire information about what college they may consider transferring to once they are done with their studies at Moraine Valley Community College. Both students and visiting colleges benefited from the event, acquiring knowledge and insight from one another. Kristen Shraer can be contacted at

4 IN BRIEF Moraine Valley offers Animal Education Classes Do you love animals or know someone who does? Moraine Valley is now offering a series of four different Animal Education classes. Located at the Palos Hills campus, these courses will be held on Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The series of Basic Animal Health classes will provide individuals with general knowledge of basic animal health, instilling them with an understanding of veterinary care and allowing them to be an active participant in the well-being of family pets. Beginning on September 12, this threeweek class costs $50. Animal Behavior -- Speaking Your Dog’s Language is a two-week class that begins October 3 and costs $33. Common Household Toxins is a threeweek class beginning on October 17. The fee is $50. Teaching basic wound care, medication administration and the handling of a pet during transportation to the vet’s office are included in the Basic Animal First Aid class. This two-week class begins November 7 and the fee is $33. Register in person today at the Registration Office, located at S125


on Moraine Valley’s Palos Hills campus or call (708) 974-2110. TTY for the hearing impaired (708) 974-9556. Enroll in new Noncredit Culinary Classes Whether new to cooking or hoping to further culinary skills, individuals are encouraged to enroll in Moraine Valley Community College’s new culinary classes. These one-day classes will be held on Tuesdays, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Located inside the college’s state-ofthe-art cooking lab in the Moraine Business and Conference Center, Building M. Cooks new to the kitchen can enroll in Basic Knife Skills on Tuesday, September 17. The fee of this class is $89. Skills needed to make basic stocks for hot and cold soups will be taught in “Soups, A Winter Must”. The class is offered on Tuesday, October 15 and the fee is $74. Just in time for Thanksgiving, individuals can register for “How to Bake an Apple Pie”. The one-day class will be held on Tuesday, November 19, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. There is a fee of $74. Register today at the Registration Office, located in S125 on campus, or call (708) 974-2110. TTY for the hearing impaired (708) 974-9556.

Supply Chain Management Short-term investing in the Supply Chain Management program at Moraine Valley Community College could result in a long-term, good paying career. Online, evening and weekend classes begin in the fall 2013 semester. U.S. News & World Report listed logistics as one of the 50 hottest job tracks in 2011. Within just one semester, students can earn a 17-hour certificate in Supply Chain Management. The process of planning, implementing and controlling the transportation, distribution and logistics of goods to efficiently meet customer requirements will be taught to students of the class. For information about the Supply Chain Management program, visit, email ccce@morainevalley. edu or call (708) 974-5735. MOMIX at Moraine Valley Organic and innovative dance group, MOMIX returns to Moraine Valley for a third appearance on Saturday, September 28 at 7:30 p.m. The New Orleans Times-Picayune raves, “MOMIX dazzles with undefinable grace, personality.” Presenting signature work: Botanica, dancers expose nature’s dynamic imagery using custom-made props and

puppetry, costumes, and projections. Visit or call (708)974-5500 to buy your ticket today. Graduation Petition Deadline The Graduation Petition Deadline for fall, scheduled for December, is September 16. Pick up your petition at the Admission Office inside Building S at Room S101 or find the link on the Moraine Valley Website. For information regarding graduation requirements, call (708)974-5721 or email advising@ For information about the graduation ceremony, email Telescope Viewings Attention, astronomy lovers of all ages: Moraine Valley hosts monthly open viewing nights for students and the general public. Telescope Viewings allow for a close glimpse at the stars. Hosted by Tom McCague, retired associate professor and department chair of Biology at Moraine Valley, groups are encouraged to meet at the Jack Bradley Observation Deck at the far western end of campus. If you have binoculars, you’re encouraged to bring them. A viewing is to be held on Friday, October 11 at 6:30 p.m. Contact (708) 9745375 for more information.



IN BRIEF Blues Legend Buddy Guy Buddy Guy, a familiar voice of Chicago blues, will be gracing Moraine Valley with his talents on Saturday, November 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Dorothy Menker Theater. The Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Famer and six-time Grammy winner, Buddy will put on a show you don’t want to miss. Fine and Performing Arts Center members and subscribers, and Moraine Valley staff could buy tickets today. Contact (708) 974-5500 or visit the Box Office inside Building F for more information. Career Paths and Coffee Do you know someone looking to go back to school, or start school as an adult learner? Tell them about Moraine Valley’s ‘Career Paths and Coffee’ event where they can join others who are starting college for the first time, updating skills to re-enter the workforce, preparing for the GED, or returning to complete a degree or professional certificate. These free Adult Information sessions educate individuals on course options, enrollment, financial aid, and more. No RSVP is required. Moraine Valley’s Main Campus hosts these events in Building S, Room S117A at 10 a.m. or 6 p.m. on

October 9, November 20, and December 4. The Southwest Education Center, located at 17900 S. 94th Avenue, Tinley Park, offers Career Paths and Coffee at 6 p.m. on October 23 and December 11. The Moraine Valley Education Center at Blue Island, located at 12940 S. Western Avenue holds the event at 6:30 p.m. on October 16 and December 11. Fall Fest Moraine Valley’s Student Life department is hosting Fall Fest on Wednesday, September 18 from 11a.m.-2p.m. Located outside the quad, there will be music, entertainment, games, and refreshments courtesy of Cafe Moraine. Student Life urges the Moraine Valley community to spend time with familiar faces and meet new ones. For more information, call (708) 974-5717 or email Making Sense of Prostate Cancer Moraine Valley hosts “Making Sense of Prostate Cancer” on Wednesday, September 18, from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Fine and Performing Arts Center. This is a free event conducted by Dr. Joshua Meeks. For more information, call Mari Smith at (708)608-4039 or email her at Smithm@morainevalley. edu.

STUDENT TRUSTEE CORNER | NOOR SALAH Hello MVCC students! I hope that you are enjoying your first four weeks of school. As you may have noticed here in the student trustee corner, I provide you with tips, personal experience, and advice on how to improve your college experience. As the student trustee, I want to make sure I receive a diverse feedback from the students. I want to know what you as students want improved in Moraine Valley. It is extremely beneficial for me to know what you want and the issues you would like to be solved. Moraine Valley’s board is more than happy to help and they want to hear your feedback and they encourage it. I have multiple projects in mind and it would be great to get some feedback from you. I will have monthly meetings to talk to the students and to discuss some issues. I am also using the social media

Noor Salah. to my advantage. I created a Facebook page called “MVCC Student Trustee” which is where you can get updated on clubs, events, projects, and everything that is going on in Moraine Valley. I am hoping to leave a legacy here at Moraine Valley, which is unity. I want to unite students together and work together to improve our community and college. I hope you enjoy my articles and you attend the meetings and stay updated. Facebook @MVCCstudenttrustee Office hours: 12-3 every Friday Phone number: (708)-608-4165



Symposium heightens awareness of community By David Stroth Staff Writer Am I My Profile Pic? This is the title of the soon to be released book by author and clinical psychologist, Dr. Suzana Flores, the key note speaker at the Security Awareness Symposium co- sponsored by Moraine Valley. Northwestern University and Robert Morris University also co-sponsored the event. The event was put together by Dr. Sands and Lynn Dohm of the Center for Systems Security and Information Assurance (CSSIA). Flores’ lecture centered around the many ways that Facebook and other social media outlets are often the main source of many people’s social being today, and how that can become a problem. “Many people today are using the internet as a bridge between their minds and the world,” Flores noted. She explained how most people will post the more positive events in their lives and very little of the negative online. What others read about people becomes real to them, so someone’s enhanced version of life is compared by others to their own. Seeing how green the grass is on the

other side can lead some to question their own happiness. She cited a 2012 study of college students suggesting that students that spent more time on Facebook felt worse about themselves than those who spent less time. She also talked about cyber-bullying. One example she gave was the story of Amanda Todd, a teenager who was cyber bullied to the point of suicide. Amanda had been talked into “flashing” someone while on a web cam with a stranger she thought was a friend. The stranger later posted the revealing picture(s) of her for all of the world to see. She lost all of her friends and was ridiculed. Amanda’s family moved more than once, but the stranger found her again

and again. She suffered from extreme anxiety and depression and went as far as posting a video of her story on before finally giving up. “A good rule of thumb is, don’t post anything on Facebook that you would not be willing to shout out through a bullhorn at the Supermarket,” Flores said. Moraine Valley’s Police Chief, Pat O’Conner, agreed. “Once you post something on Facebook, it’s gone,” he exclaimed. “Don’t ever give out any personal information about yourself to anyone that you do not know from a face to face encounter.” O’Connor then discussed with parents the importance of monitoring their children’s use of social media.

Both speakers were joined by Dr. John Sands and Rick Moore, both professors at Moraine Valley, as well as Professor Faisel Akkawi of Northwestern University. They were able to comment on “technical” aspects regarding use of personal information on the internet and answer audience questions. Additional information on internet security, internet addiction, and Dr. Flores’ book could be found at the following websites:,,, and einfo@atg., or by calling the Illinois Attorney General hotline at (888) 414-7678. David Stroth can be contacted at strothd@



SCHOLARSHIPS | from front page required. Academic scholarships are usually given to students who showed tremendous effort in encountering challenges and excelling in those encounters. Academic scholarships demonstrate that the dream of pursuing an academic degree in college is possible to those who are willing to challenge themselves and excel. On the evening of Thursday, September 12, 2013, Moraine Valley held their annual Academic Award Scholarship Ceremony. The event took place in honor of the academic success many Moraine Valley students have demonstrated in their high school and Moraine Valley careers, full-time and part-time. Over two hundred students were awarded scholarships. Families, friends, faculty, and of course many sponsors of the scholarships were all in attendance Thursday evening. The big Moraine rooms 1, 2, and 3 had over four hundred people in attendance. The ceremony began with a warm welcome by the president, Dr. Sylvia Jenkins. She began by commending the families of the students, and acknowledging the circumstance of the support system a college student requires. The vice chairman of the school was introduced to speak after Dr. Jenkins. Joseph P. Murphy also recognized and exposed the grind and effort that

was put forth by the students and their support systems. The sponsors were also acknowledged seeing that they are the ones who made the ceremony and the scholarships themselves possible. Murphy’s few words toward the students were motivating. It was clear that now is the time to mold the career and path you should take as a student. Dr. Pamela Haney, the vice president of academic affairs, took the stand to present the awards to each student. The students were divided into four different groups: College Scholarships, College Association Scholarships, Foundation Scholarships, and High School Scholarships. The College Scholarship is to be issued to a student who has already graduated from Moraine Valley. College Association Scholarships are scholarships sponsored by faculty and staff at Moraine. Foundation Scholarships are sponsored by any source or organization outside of Moraine Valley. Foundation Scholarships are the most popular. High School Scholarships were awarded to students that finished in the top ten percentile of their graduating class. The students showed their gratitude, and you could see how pleased and proud their families were. After the event, the students, families, staff, and sponsors all remained for coffee and dessert. Many proud families

Dr. Pamela Haney Vice President of Academic Affairs. [Kristin Schaear} and prominent students were honored for their academic achievements.

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Should minimum wage be increased? “Raising the minimum wage is simply a matter of fairness.”

“Following a minimum wage increase comes the depriving of American youth.”

By Jean Cruz Staff Writer As students of a collegiate institution, our ultimate goal here is to graduate and eventually obtain jobs with above average wages. However, life often gets in the way of plans and takes us down another path, and on many occasions, that path can be an unfair one. The fact of the matter is, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “3.66 million workers paid by the hour earn at or below the minimum wage.” With the current federal minimum wage being $8.25 per hour, a minimum wage worker who is employed full time (forty hours per week for 52 weeks) would simply be earning a measly $17,160 annually. In 2011, the government poverty line for a single person was at $11,702. The question, however, is where does that leave everybody else? Many individuals tend to believe that only “teenagers work minimum wage jobs.” If that were true and if in fact these teenagers were single, than nobody would really have an issue with the current minimum wage laws; however, statements like that couldn’t be farther from the truth. The harsh reality is, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “63 percent of minimum wage workers are adults over 20.” An even scarier fact is according to statistics from the most recent census, 51 percent of workers are in fact individuals with families of four or more. The poverty line for a family with two children under the age of 18 is $22,283, which is why the minimum wage in our country is unfair because a minimum wage worker (supporting his family on his own) would be making $7,203 less than what is needed to meet basic needs for his family. Outraged, many minimum wage workers throughout the country have decided to take matters into their own hands and are demanding a raise to $15 an hour. If those demands aren’t met, these individuals plan to take strike by not showing up to work. One of these strikes was already executed on August 29 of this year and there are plans for more in the near future. Many may not see minimum wage workers striking as a threat, but the truth is that many of these workers in fact make life a little bit easier for all of us. They are the people that make our McDonald’s coffee that helps us through the day, the people that mow our lawns, our farmworkers, our janitors, and more. Raising the minimum wage is simply a matter of fairness. Nobody should be denied the opportunity to make their lives and the lives of their family better. A postsecondary education shouldn’t be the only judgment to decide the wage a person should earn, for some never had the opportunity that we as students are having. Lastly, many of these workers do jobs that many would deny, they get paid the same year after year, not hoping for a Bentley but simply a better life, and it is only fair to help them achieve it.

By Ashley Meitz News Editor The controversy over whether to increase the minimum wage lives on. As optimistic beings, it’s easy to acknowledge only the good that can come from raising minimum wage. More money for employees is clearly the correct answer, right? Wrong. Entry-level positions that pay minimum wage are ideal for young workers and low or unskilled workers. Increasing minimum wage will result in more qualified or skilled workers filling these positions and eliminating jobs available to those who would’ve otherwise worked them. Jobs at fast food chains or department stores across America are seen as opportunity for first-time workers, instilling them with work ethics and character building endeavors. Following a minimum wage increase comes the depriving of American youth. Most college students attend classes and strive after degrees that will allow them to work somewhere they can make a decent living. If minimum wage continues to increase, the temptation of a tolerable paying job at 16 years old could tempt some students to reconsider college -- or even drop out of high school -- in order to work. After deciding to rely on a minimum-wage job, many will find themselves unable to find work, partially due to the riddance of entry-level jobs provoked by the same wage inflation that convinced them to leave school in the first place. The more people that compete for entry-level jobs, the larger pool employers are left with to choose from. Better-educated, older and seemingly more reliable individuals are likely to get a job over low-skilled, younger people. While not permitted, illegal workers are an issue in our country. By requiring Graphic by Kristopher Torres companies to pay workers a certain wage, the likelihood of employing illegal workers heightens. Take a second to imagine small companies -- family-owned or just getting started. Already struggling to survive in today’s economic crisis, the minimum wage increase can drive them out of business. It is important that we recognize how the cost of living differs greatly from one end of the country to the other. To collectively raise what employers must pay their employees simply does not make sense. As if the government does not possess a strong enough hold on citizens -- monitoring what we watch, who we speak to, our internet’s search history -- the minimum wage legislation grants the government yet a more powerful dominance of citizens, destroying citizens right to exercise making a decision for themselves. No person is forced to work a minimum-wage paying job; salary should be a decision that is left up to the individual.

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“Yes, people need more than minimum wage to afford the cost of living.” -Jaguar Cousin

“Minimum wage should be raised, but not increased dramatically, it would not work economically.” -Frank Pena

“It [minimum wage] would make a difference even if it was a small increase.” -Stephanie Nuczek

“I have been working at my current job for 17 years and I’’ve never gotten a raise.” -Lisa Kunke




Zombies are invading our campus. At least that is what Moraine Valley’s “One Book One College” program wants us to believe. That’s why we are all reading World War Z by Max Brooks (Crown Publishing, 2006). All the zombie stories, including WWZ (now a movie) and the TV show The Walking Dead, play upon a fear of modernity. “Specifically a fear of global modernity,” writes Paul Cantor in Hedgehog Review (Summer 2013). “The zombies have come to symbolize the force of globalization.” In my classroom we make a timeline,

using four columns. Each column has a heading and, as the semester proceeds, we add themes under each heading. This timeline is for the teacher’s benefit. I don’t want to ramble on about Danica Patrick in a course unit about St. Patrick and his light amid the Dark Ages. Smile. The first column on our chart is “Ancient Greece and Rome.” It ends at 476 A.D., a significant date in the Fall of the Roman Empire. The second column is “Middle Ages” and it ends in 1500 A.D. (or in 1492 A.D. if that date is easier to remember). The third column is “Modernity” and, at least by one theory, it ends in 1956 with Elvis Presley’s number one song “Don’t Be Cruel.” The final column is “Post-Modern.” That’s where we put Madonna from Bay City, Michigan and the zombie stories. The post-modern age is a reaction to the unfulfilled promises and to the side effects of the modern age. The modern industrial-urban economy drew people away from their rural communities. The economy expanded, but many remain

Russian Riots spark interest By Amira Chafai Staff Witer Pussy Riot, a group with a political agenda, has attracted worldwide media attention with their lyrics, laced with provocative calls for social reform. Pussy Riot’s public demonstrations though peaceful, are illegal in Russia. The group of about eleven affiliates wear bright balaclavas and during interviews, the girls only submit nicknames for fear of persecution. Formed in August of 2011, Pussy Riot opposes the debated tyrannical rule of President Vladimir V. Putin. The group has a variety of thoughtprovoking videos circulating the web, but none have reached media heights as “Punk Prayer: Mother of God Drive Putin Away”, and has gained over 300,000 views. The video time, stamped Feb 21, 2012, shows five women on the altar of Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Savior, performing what appears to be a religious ceremony. Their aim in this demonstration and in each of their protests is to criticize the politics that thrive in Russia. Their plan is to have President Putin removed from office; the group believes he is a dictator, imposing old world restrictions in a modern age. Some of the group’s values include LGBT rights, health care reform, education, and extended liberties. Pussy Riot began and continues to be a classic definition of the power that feminists have in the world. Following the peaceful protest, the Orthodox Church voiced their criticism of how the situation was handled, calling on the courts to criminalize blas-

phemy. Soon after, a criminal case was brought against two of the five members that participated in the incident. Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova were taken into custody, charged with hooliganism, and held without bail until their trial began in April. The court eventually issued a stiff two year sentence for both women. Alyokhina was transferred to a woman’s prison camp in Perm, Siberia, a region known to contain some of the Soviet Union’s severest camps. Likewise, Tolokonnikova has been sent to Mordovia, a region that also contains a large number of harsh prisons. Since this political activist group emerged, their message of liberty and equality has been heard by a worldwide fan base. Their peaceful protest and subsequent imprisonment of two young mothers, has gained an intense reaction from activists in hundreds of nations. World renowned musicians and celebrities have spoken out, calling for their immediate and unconditional release. President Putin spoke out saying “They got what they deserved”. In a superpower such as Russia, the ever-escalating crackdown on free speech and liberties may be a cause for concern. As citizens of the world, of a nation where we are free to express our opinions, should we not stand up for those who are oppressed? Pussy Riot is holding a write-a-thon on their website for those who wish to speak out against the injustice, and to reunite two young mothers with their families. Activists may visit to fight in the cause of a lifetime. Amira Chafai can be contacted at

poor in crowded housing with inadequate nutrition. The modern age brought instant communication, but now no one really knows anyone. Modern atomic reduction gives us the horror of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. All the apocalyptic scenarios, including Christian fundamentalism (which began in the early 1900s) and Islamic extremism (which began in the months after World War II), are a reaction against or a rejection of modern science, modern bureaucracy and modern culture. The survivors in these scenarios learn selfsufficiency and the importance of primary groups and in a way recover values of the pre-modern age. I take the threats of modernity seriously. Its false circumstances with autonomous individuals surrounded by megainstitutions lead to anxiety, instability, and insularity, loss of enchantment, porous ethics and powerlessness. However, I for one am not afraid of modern life. I think research, medical advances, computer technology, complex social policy and the like are basically good. I think the remedy for the frustrations in modernity (and there are many, some serious) is reform--not sectarian-

ism, not survivalist philosophies, and decidedly not more hyper-individualism. The way to keep the bad effects of modernity in check is for like-minded people to get together inside their normal settings in order to improve policies and institutions. In the Middle Ages that activity was known as “the virtue of social justice.” So basically, I’m not afraid of zombies (aka globalization). Nonetheless and just in case, I will go to Moraine Valley’s LRC on September 24th at 12:30 P.M. for a discussion on “How To Survive a Zombie Attack.” Smile. Other zombie events on our campus include a philosophy discussion, “Are We All Unknowingly Zombies?” on October 3rd at 11 A.M. in LRC; “Zombie Art” on October 9th at 1 P.M. in LRC; and “Zombie Math” on October 22nd at 11 A.M. in LRC. This semester will conclude, a top college official tells me, with the 12 least lively Moraine Valley teachers dancing the zombie jamboree at our campus Christmas Party. Smile. Bill Droel can be contacted at

“Like it” Facebook sells it By David Stroth Staff Witer It happens all the time. Everyone knows someone who “shares” them. It’s like a never-ending barrage. On Facebook, what is always seen? A cute picture of some sorry little kitten, a picture with a caption of how someone really needs your help, or maybe a patriotic type picture telling how unAmerican it would be not to like the picture. Okay, the kitten one is really cute, but there is a bigger reason behind the “Like This Picture” or “Share This Photo” problem that Facebook has. How many people out there have viewed or happened upon, a very interesting picture linked at some obscure webpage and thought, “This is the greatest thing I’ve ever seen and I really need to share this”. It isn’t impossible to believe, but let’s face the facts. We really don’t know where they all come from, do we? They appear on our Facebook page via one of our friends (the first time). But someone they knew had posted it before them and so on. What has been found out is that marketing companies, who are trying to get ahold of your information, originate many of the pictures. They even reset the likes! Pay attention next time before “liking” something on Facebook. Chances are, soon the page will be receiving more things to like from the same source. You may notice that the ads

change to reflect personal interests and brands. How about email? Browse the spam folder. You may notice an influx of new ads suspiciously geared towards the interests you may have added to Facebook. The same goes whenever you search something or make an online purchase. Facebook and websites may tell you they respect your privacy and that they don’t sell your information, but somehow it gets noticed by marketers. The information industry is a multibillion-dollar corporation and most of us walk right into it willingly. At the recent symposium that I attended concerning Security awareness (sponsored among others by MVCC), Professor Faisal Akkawi from Northwestern University told the audience: ”Facebook doesn’t make all of it’s money from you playing Candy Crush, or from you posting pictures of your vacations. Everything you do on Facebook is monitored. All of that information is theirs to sell the moment you post it.” Overall, Facebook can be a good thing, and I am not trying to say do not go there. What I am saying, is that I will continue to look at all the posts that come in, but from now on when I see that poor little adorable kitten sitting in his little teacup as cute as can be, I may think it is the greatest picture seen lately, but I am not going to “like” it. David Stroth can be contacted at



Men’s team starts out the year 2-0-0 By Jean Cruz Staff Writer Two games into the men’s 2013 soccer season, the Cyclone’s change in gameplay is giving the fans plenty of reasons to jump for joy. “You always have to adjust,” stated head coach Chuck Bales. “After the rule to limit the amount of international players imposed by the NJCAA, and the lack of players coming into to the school, we ended up with a small team last season, which led us to a more defensive style of play than we would have liked.” The lack of players and conforming to a different style of play took its toll on the team last season as the men’s soccer squad ended the 2012 campaign with a (4-7-2) overall record. However, early into this season things are already beginning to look different for the team as they currently hold a (2-0-0) record after defeating Kennedy King College 3-1. Still, Bales is not looking at the current stats. “The team shouldn’t get big headed or imagine things are better than what they are”, said Bales. “It’s early in the season and there is still a long way to go. There has been a complete change in how we play since last season. The NJCAA rule has been changed and the new team is back to playing the offensive passing style that we are used to. Nevertheless, the most dangerous thing is to believe that you have nothing to im-

prove on.” Aside from telling his players to maintain their focus, Bales has attempted to make it clear to them that they are not in a particularly easy conference. “There are no Patsy teams,” said Bales. This means that there will be harder matches for the Cyclones as the season progresses. The team has seven players returning from the previous season. Midfielder Joe Mastej, defender Marko Enciso, and forward Lukasz Duda are expected to have a bigger impact on the team this year since they are playing in positions that are more natural to them unlike the previous season. Aside from the returning players, the team has been able to acquire a lot of new talent that will be vital to reinforcing the offense as the 2013 campaign continues. According to Bales, some of the freshmen that he’s expecting more from as the season progresses are defender Jorge Martinez and Ranulfo Pantaleon, and forwards Patryk Paprocki and Fuad Haleem who have already scored this season. Bales stated that, “The ultimate goal of the season is for the team to learn to play right, and to win titles.” It is still a fresh campaign for the men’s soccer squad, but the goals set seem obtainable. Which ultimately leaves the fans hopeful for a possible title in 2013. Jean Cruz can be contacted at cruzj67@

Cyclones defender Marko Enciso (white) heads the ball out of their territory on Sept. 10 against Prairie State. The Cyclones won 1-0. [Jose Gonzalez]



Golf finishes in top 3 Cross country begins By Sean McDermott Sports Editor

The tides have turned for the Cyclones golf squad as the team has put together four consecutive top three finishes. “We seem to be improving every tournament,” said an enthused head coach Bob Freudenthal. “I’m very proud of my team’s play of late.” The Cyclones improvement began on August 26 when Moraine Valley finished in second place. All-conference member Jack Misheck and returnee Pat Neylon, each shot an 82 at their home links at Water’s Edge Golf Course. The Cyclones brought their positive and improved play to Mission Hills Country Club where the Cyclones finished in third place behind an impressive outing on the links from Joe Knight, who shot an 76. “Misheck, Neylon, and Knight are beginning to find their game,” explained Freudenthal. “We are also starting to see better play from Yerkes and John Randolph. Both players have yet to reach their full potential.” By far, the Cyclones best day on the links came at Blackberry Oaks Golf Course in a conference match hosted by Waubonsee Community College.

Moraine Valley had four golfers who scored in the mid to high 70’s. Knight, Misheck, Neylon, and Yerkes shot a 74,75,77 and 78 respectively, helping the Cyclones cruise into another second place finish. Although the Cyclones play has been relatively good of late, it can be better as the golfers seems like they can’t get over the hump and finish in first place. “We are in a very competitive conference this season,” clarified Freudenthal. “There are four or five teams who have the ability to finish at the top of the conference. For us though, all it’s been is one bad swing, which has costs us several shots and first place. We’ve been one bad swing from first place in several tournaments we have participated in this season.” With only five tournaments remaining before the Region IV tournament, the Cyclones are starting to play consistent well-rounded golf. “Hopefully we continue to build and peak at the right time at the Region IV tournament,” said Freudenthal. If the Cyclones continue their recent play, they will eventually get over the hump this season. Sean McDermott can be contacted at

By Sean McDermott Sports Editor Head coach Mark Horstmeyer has assembled a talent filled roster for both the men and women’s cross country teams for the 2013 campaign. The women’s cross-country team has started off their campaign on the right foot, as the Cyclones are ranked 16th ranked in the nation. In the Earlybird Invitational at Elmhurst College, the women finished in 10th place. Leading the way with a time of 17:31 Aileen Gorman finished 54th out of the 158 runners. Behind her finished Miranda Reyes (82nd, 18:44), Jessica Flores (121st, 20:12) and Alexis Mindock (129th, 20:54). After the women’s race, the men were up. Within seven minutes of the race a storm blew in packing high winds with frequent lightening and thunder accompanied by a heavy dousing of rain. The storm led to the eventual cancellation of the race due to the lightening hazard. The women Cyclones had another great outing on Sept. 6 at Olivet Nazarene University’s Midwest Classic finishing eighth out of ten teams in extreme heat and blazing sun conditions. The 5K race went well for the

Cyclones as Gorman once again led the Cyclones with a time of 22:13. Her time was good enough for 58th place out of 125 finishers. Tiffney Huntley finished in 70th place clocking in at 22:48. Finishing just behind Huntley was Reyes, Flores, Mindock, Nancy Ibarra and Amanda Gerzon. After a cancelled tournament the men were anxious to get out on the course and begin to run. The men had to endure brutally hot conditions at the 8K course at Aspen Ridge Golf Course. Anthony Briante was the Cyclones’ top finisher, placing 74th in 29:57 among 128 finishers. Following Briante was Thomas Cira (84th, 30:36), Brandon Ceh (94th, 32:01) and Anton Thauer (96th, 32:03). Ryan Dovgin, Alejandro Montes, Jesus Rojas and Justin Briante rounded out the rest of the Cyclones finishers. As a team the Cyclones finished in ninth place out of 12 teams. Next on the agenda for the Cyclones cross-country squads include the Illinois Intercollegiates tournament on Sept. 13 and the Gil Dodd’s Invitational at Wheaton College on Sept. 21. The Cyclones will look to improve on their times in the next upcoming meets. Sean McDermott can be contacted at

Injury bug bites the Cyclones’ soccer club

By Sean McDermott Sports Editor The season hasn’t started out the way head coach Jim Knawa and his Cyclones had vision it, as the Cyclones hold a 0-3 record while being outscored 17-1. “We’re not scoring again and we are having defensive lapses,” said a disappointed Knawa. One way the Cyclones are trying to combat their offensive struggles is by changing their formation. The Cyclones will now have three midfielders and three forwards rather than their old system that consisted of four midfielders and two forwards. “We’re trying to take advantage of getting more scoring opportunities with the 3-3 formation.” Not only are the Cyclones struggling with the basic aspects of the game; but also, the injury bug has already put numerous players out of commission. The Sept. 7 loss to Lincoln is where the injury bug bit the hardest. With only 10 players dressed (out of 16), the Cyclones didn’t have enough players to substitute in and out, eventually leading to the 8-0 whitewashing. “We have a lot of muscle type in-

juries,” said Knawa. Throughout the game, Knawa had no choice in subbing players into positions they we’re unfamiliar with. “The players were getting tired and needed to get off the field and rest.” Despite all the injuries, there is some good news to report out of Cyclones camp as the injuries aren’t significant or season ending. “There’s no MCL, ACL tears or anything of that nature,” said Knawa. “It’s more of cramps, strains, sprains and pulls that have my players sitting out.” Knawa should have a fully dressed team for the first time if athletic trainer Geoff Davis gives the okay for the Cyclones upcoming game against Triton College (Sept. 14). “We’re a better team than our record shows,” claimed Knawa. “Many of the players on the roster haven’t had the opportunity to show what they have because they are not one-hundred percent.” The Cyclones have already been at the bottom to begin the year. Hopefully the Cyclones recover from their injuries and start to build up in the win column. Sean McDermott can be contacted at



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Curtis gets 1,000th kill assists; Cyclones 8-3 By Sean McDermott Sports Editor It hasn’t been the dominating season of the year prior, but the 14 ranked Cyclones have been paired up against some of the toughest teams out of the NJCAA Division II and have prospered to an 8-3 record. The annual season kickoff tournament at Owens Community College in Toledo, Ohio is one of the toughest college volleyball tournaments in the nation. Owens courts, also home to the NJCAA Division II tournament, is where many of the top-level teams compete to not only try to win the tournament, but to learn more about their teams and others strengths and weaknesses. The main goal of this tournament is to get your team in better shape and focus on strengthening your team’s weaknesses, and maintaining your strengths to have the ability to come back to Owens Community College to compete at the big dance. Moraine Valley didn’t wait long to begin the tournament with a bang. The Cyclones came out and took care of business with their first two opponents, sweeping both Schoolcraft College and Macomb Community College in three sets. As usual, Kara Kentner was on fire, recording a total of 24

kills, five aces, 14 digs, 14 kill assists and 12 assists. “Kentner continues to be our most productive hitter,” said coach Gloria Coughlin. Not only has Kentner been a huge asset to the success of the squad, but also the likes of Taylor Serrano, Alex Bojan, and Joanna Curtis have been stepping up making the Cyclones a well-rounded unit. The Cyclones ran into trouble during their last two matches against an Oakland Community College squad that had a height advantage, and took advantage of the Cyclones inability to stop big pins and get control of fast line drive serves; and the fourth ranked Muskegon Community College, who is viewed as one of the favorites to hold the title at the end of the season. The Cyclones fell to both squads getting swept in three sets to Oakland and losing in four sets with Muskegon. “We want to build upon what we’ve learned over the weekend,” said Coughlin. And learned they did. After coming home from a somewhat successful outing at the annual tournament, the Cyclones started conference play with two-statement blow out victories against heated rivals Kankakee Community College and Oakton Community College. The Cyclones strengths seem

to lie within the number of attackers that the Cyclones have at the net during numerous times of each contest. “We use what is called a 6-2 offense where there are two setters and six attackers at all times,” explained Coughlin. “This challenges the opponent’s middle blockers to make quick decisions and quick movements to block any one of three hitters from pin to pin. We have two very talented setters that makes our 6-2 formation even more potent.” In other news, the Cyclones setter Joanna Curtis recorded her 1,000th kill-assist of her promising college career. Curtis was presented with a game ball between the first and second sets. The Cyclones look to continue to build upon their recent successes towards the competitive part of the schedule, where they will have to battle against College of Lake County and South Suburban College, who Coughlin believes is their toughest competition in the region. “They’ve increased their size in the middle/blocker positions and have played some tough volleyball against very good teams,” said Coughlin. “We will work hard to prepare to play them at their gym.” Sean McDermott can be contacted at

Setter Joanna Curtis notched her 1,000th kill assist of her college career on Sept. 10 against Oakton Community College. Curtis helped the Cyclones cruise to a three set victory. [Jose Gonzalez]

Cyclones breeze through College of DuPage By Sean McDermott Sports Editor

Liz Dominguez hits the tennis ball at practice. Dominguez set the tone of the match against College of DuPage by winning her first singles match. [Sean McDermott]

After an offseason that featured the legendary coach Bill Finn handing the program over to former star player Nicole Selvaggio, the much anticipated women’s tennis season kicked off with an 8-1 dousing of College of DuPage. “Confidence was huge in our victory,” said Selvaggio. “The girls went out there against College of DuPage and let all the hard work they did at practice do the talking when it counted.” The Cyclones’ roster dominated the courts in their home opener. Liz Dominguez set the tone early for the Cyclones by winning her match at first singles. Team captain Alexa Armon had the most thrilling match of the day as Armon went into a decisive third set, in which she came out the victor 12-10.

Claudia Maka, Lindsey Walker, and Tricia Poremba won fourth, fifth and sixth singles respectively. The Cyclones also won all three double pairings. The blowout victory was also a milestone for Selvaggio as she earned her first win as a head tennis coach at the college level. “It was awesome and a lot of fun,” exclaimed a cheerful Selvaggio. “The girls all played well. I believe we have a good shot at going all the way to the championship at the Region IV tournament.” Without a doubt, the Cyclones have a great shot to win the region. This season, the Chaparrals’ of College of DuPage fielded a stronger squad in which the Cyclones roster dismantled. This indicates that this women’s tennis squad that Moraine Valley puts on the courts is a force to be reckoned with. Even though the Cyclones play was flawless against the

Chaparrals, the Cyclones still have some things that need to be addressed and worked on in the next week. “We certainly can work on everything,” said Selvaggio. “It’s important to take the win against DuPage and use it for confidence, but not be cocky about it. We can improve on all areas of the game.” Moraine Valley has a tough couple of matches ahead of them with three straight road games against Waubonsee Community College, College of Lake County, and McHenry County College. “These games are going to be very competitive and I’m expecting a good battle in each venue,” explained Selvaggio. “I was pleased with our first win and we will build upon that first victory.” Sean McDermott can be contacted at



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Students show they ‘Got Talent’ By Jerry Rodgers Features Editor Performing magic tricks or engulfing flames might sound too extreme for a community college talent show. Nevertheless, Student Life has branched out to assemble a concentrated effort, locating and showcasing some of the best unknown talent at Moraine Valley Community College. If students could boogie, sing, entertain or perform, or have a unique ability that they consider highly entertaining, they could probably be seen performing in the “U Got Talent Show”. The entertaining show took place on Wednesday, September 11 in the U building. “We need the students of Moraine Valley to feel free and comfortable to express themselves in a controlled and orderly way. The talent show is an opportunity for the students to do just that by bringing out their inner creative side,” said Demetrius Robinson, Coordinator of Student Life. “We want the student body to celebrate their individual talents and appreciate TALENT | page 4

Student Life members (Left: Meagan Roberts) introduce an acoustic song from a Moraine Valley student. [Student Life]

Discarded toys brought back to life By Suzanne Elmahboub Staff Writer From trash to treasure, Chicagobased artist Jonah Ortiz reminds us of the important ties we have childhood toys. The exhibit speaks to the observer with it’s bright colors, movements and everyday objects in strange pieces. Each work is fun, colorful, and humorous. The toys and parts are nostalgic, aiming to spark memories. Lights, jumps and sounds bring each work alive. The movements are repetitive and some are interactive. Ortiz puts a focus on modern relevant art through the exhibit. Many of the pieces are composed of wood, velvet and metal. One piece, “A Nanny Possessed”, consists of a sewing machine carrying a bare plastic baby doll above a flipped metal garbage disposal. The observer can step on a pedal that spins the sewing machine wheel as it sways the baby back and forth. From the doll to its name, recollections of the crazy babysitter many of us probably had are called to mind. It brings a memory of that crazy caretaker/babysitter many people probably had in an exaggerated sense.

With bright colors and scrap materials, Otiz highlights nostalgia through his work. Offering viewers an interactive journey, he focus on childhood toys. [Kristin Schraer] Each piece is elevating and can put a smile on anyone’s face. The room is filled with different sounds, whether the shaking of change or metal bouncing on rubber. Each work is intended to help the

observer delve into different reactions. Different pieces connect deeply to the individual and spark conversation. Simple, repetitive motions trigger memories. They possess playful

natures. The names are just as humorous as the pieces. “An Exercise in Stupidity” and “Real Men Smoke Camels”, are a couple. ORTIZ | page 10



Autumnal craft beers hit the shelves The Glacier’s resident beer expert picks his favorites for Fall 2013 By Sean McDermott Sports Editor As the leaves begin to change into the bright and dull yellows and reds, and begin to descend from their homes of the spring and summer and cover the various pavements in Illinois, it’s finally time for the best season of the year. Fall. Fall brings us football, Halloween, and those crisp cool nights. The season also gives us some of the best tasting craft beers of the year. There are numerous Oktoberfest’s, pumpkin ales, brown ale’s and limited releases of some ghoulish specialty beers. Here’s a list of some of the must have seasonal brews that will set your belly bubbling with goodness this fall. Sean McDermott can be contacted at

Revolution Oktoberfest Lager

Samuel Adams Octoberfest

New Holland Ichabod Pumpkin Ale

(5.7% ABV)

(5.3% ABV)

(5.5% ABV)

$7.99 (1/2 bottle)

$8.99 (6pk bottles)

$9.99 (6pk bottles)

$10.99 (6pk cans 12oz)

$13.99 (12pk bottles)

One of the hottest brewing companies in the United States, Revolution Beer (2323 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois) hits this classic seasonal brew out of the park. Oktoberfest is a classic, German-style Oktoberfest beer that goes down smooth with a nice blend of toasty malt flavoring and Hallertaucker hops. This beer also pours a pretty amber color into a frosty mug and is a perfect beer to crack open to watch some football.

One of the most respected, classic fall beers comes from Samuel Adams with their version of Octoberfest. It has become one of the staple “must have beers” of every fall since its release in 1989. The beer blends five roasts of malt to create a flavorful beer with hints of caramel and toffee. The beer also carries a slight bitterness from their use of Bursarial noble hops. A definite must have for a cool crisp Sunday afternoon watching football on the tube.

Newcastle Werewolf (4.5% ABV)

$14.99 (12pk bottles) Without a doubt one of the coolest and most limited beers on the market is Werewolf. This Irish Red Ale is a true Halloween treat (adults only). There is no better way to toast to a full moon on a fall evening than with this brew straight out of the United Kingdom. The beer goes down smooth with mellow tastings of berry fruits and then hits you with a sweet bitterness that keep your taste buds tingling. The beer is also brewed with rye malt. What makes this beer memorable is not only it’s classic monster name, but also the beer poured in a mug gives off a blood red color. By the end of your first Werewolf, you’ll be howling for another.

Not only does this bottle look intimidating with the black, orange, and smoky gray coloring, and the headless horseman with his pumpkin head staring into your soul, but it is also one of the best pumpkin ales on the market. With it’s unique blend of malted barley, real pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg, Ichabod tastes like a spooky Halloween evening. The beer pours clear amber and tastes very smooth.

Magic Hat Séance (4.4% ABV)

$9.99 (6pk bottles) One of the more interesting fall seasonal beers comes from the Vermont based company Magic Hat. Séance is a dark complexion saison, concocted with rich earthy hues and flavors. It’s bitter, tarty with hints of ripe fruit. Séance pours a dark muddy brown into a mug and smells of caramel malts and sweetness. For comparison, it tastes like a lighter version of Guinness Black Lager. Séance is one of the more interesting beers you can get your hands on this year.



Morones moves forward confidently By Anne Parker Editor-in-Chief Dana Morones, a former classifieds manager for The Glacier, has learned the lasting lesson of confidence since working on the publication. “I learned to have confidence in myself and my writing. I learned, if you don’t take yourself out of your comfort zone and ask a stranger about their opinion, you will never have a story,” explained Morones. “Stories need quotes, so just suck it up, jump out of your comfort zone and ask a stranger’s opinion. They may look at you like you’re crazy but just stay with it and make it known that you’re a writer and you just want to share their story.” After her studies at Moraine Valley from 2008 to 2011, Morones received two Bachelors degrees in journalism and communication studies, with a minor in sociology, from DePaul University. She is currently a social media reporter at MDM Entertainment, a wedding lighting and entertainment company. Morones is also a social media specialist at tradeMONSTER, an online stock exchange company. Morones

puts her well-earned education to good use, helping each company run their Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube channel, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Vimeo accounts and blogs. “MDM is a smaller business so I have full reign over the social media sites and it’s up to me to make the executive decisions on what is appropriate to post,” explained Morones. “At tradeMONSTER, a large corporation, I have to run everything by a supervisor.” However, for Morones, each job has it’s own perks. “At tradeMONSTER, it is a team effort on each post and more ideas can be bounced around. (At MDM Entertainment) I love being able to not only share the bride’s big day but also market the company in a unique way.” She chose to begin her college education at Moraine Valley to figure out where she wanted to take her life professionally, and for financial stability. She later heard from her COM 101 professor about The Glacier after noting that she was a good writer and should look into some journalism classes. “My first assignment at The Glacier was about a girl who won an award for

being Intern of the Year. I was able to ers to the editors.” see her receive her award and then talk As Morones continues on through to her about her experience,” said Mo- her life, she is still able to always look rones. back on her time with The Glacier as an Morones was also left with some enlightening experience. memorable events that she wrote “Working on The Glacier helped me about. decide my entire career path.” “My favorite article was definitely the 35th annual Student Life Awards Anne Parker can be contacted at editorinBanquet. I not only was hanging out with my Glacier friends but also wrote about the night as well. Two of my favorite things,” recalled Morones. She also enjoyed covering events around campus and expanding her role on the staff. “I just loved being descriptive and painting a picture for readers. As time went on, I met the rest of The Glacier team and they offered me a job as classifieds manager,” said Morones. “It was all a great experience, seeing how the paper worked from the writDana Morones kisses the Stanley Cup. [Provided]



A trio of Moraine Valley students rock an acoustic set at the weekly talent show on Sept. 11 in the U building. “U Got Talent” takes place every Wednesday. [Student Life]

what living is really about. It’s working relentlessly, doing the best that is humanly possible and harvesting the prize from outside, and within.” The foundation is straightforward; the show is hosted weekly every Wednesday from 12-2 p.m. and there is a podium arranged for gifted and

talented students who like to measure up against the competition. This offers skilled and talented human beings a chance to be in the limelight, and to motivate crowds with their individual stories. Also, students get the chance of winning a variety of prizes if they reign supreme as the victor. “I believe our first “U Got Talent’”

show was a huge success and I was amazed by the huge turnout and eagerness the participants had for the event. The audience and the participation of the crowd throughout the whole event was completely amazing. We want the students to continue to showcase their talents every Wednesday at the “U Got Talent” event,” said Robinson.

Everyone on the campus of Moraine Valley is encouraged to attend the next upcoming talent show. Be prepared to be impressed, and just remember what is being witnessed will be supporting a deserving cause. Jerry Rodgers can be contacted at social@



Sodexo: new catering options By Jerry Rodgers Features Editor The most interesting time to be a college student at Moraine Valley Community College is right now, including the new improvements within Sodexo Catering. After having gone unnoticed throughout all of the new campus improvements, Sodexo is elevating their game in order to have a surge of satisfaction from the students of Moraine Valley this fall semester. “The campus is focusing on sustainability, and we will like to have unified support towards that movement. We are moving forward in that direction to maintain and provide simple pieces of disposable components in that area,”

said Janelle Boehm, Marketing and Catering Manager of Sodexo. The student body and faculty will be pleased with the 39 menu items ranging from different soups such as broth, Greek, vegan, and chili. Also added is the utilization of new catering software, to ensure efficiency and assurance in every purchase that comes through the busy checkout lines of Sodexo. The faculty, staff, and the student body of Moraine are in anticipation of what Sodexo has in store for the immediate future. Changes are being initiated campuswide, with remodeling, new and improved facilities, and improvements that are underway. With the college constantly improving, it is very easy to get lost in the shuffle.

MVCC Grill. [Student LIfe] Along with state-of-the-art technological enhancements and new academic laboratories, it’s true to say that the college has made tremendous strides forward, bettering Student Life and the overall campus environment. Jerry Rodgers can be contacted at social@

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24 Karat Dance Team Contact Terra Jacobson at 974-5467. Action, Social & Political Empowerment Contact Anette D’Silva at 974-4023. Alliance of African American Students Contact Alex Elvira at 974-5487. Alliance of Latin American Students Contact Alex Elvira at 974-5487. Anime Club Contact Ann Anderson at 608-4322. Arab Student Union Contact Sundus Madi-McCarthy at 608-4195. Art Club Contact Tyler Hewitt at 974-5219. Artistic Metal-Working Contact James Greer at 974-5423. Asian Diversity Contact Wenney Tse at 974-5797. Career Development Contact Jermaine Ford at 974-5661. Christian Fellowship Contact Michael Shannon at 608-4047. College Bowl Contact Ted Powers at 608-4177. Combat to College Contact Jeremy Kingery at 608-4068. Criminal Justice Student Association Contact Michelle Furlow at 974-5723. Culinary Arts & Hospitality Club Contact Michael O’Shea at 974-5597. Cyclone Spinners Contact Maura Vizza at 974-5742. Drama Club Contact Craig Rosen at 974-5432. Filmmaker’s Club Contact Dan Pal at (630) 942-2800. Forensics Speech & Debate Team Contact John Nash at 974-5556. Fire Science Contact Bryant Krizek at 608-4404. Gay, Lesbian Or Whatever Contact Martha Mazeika, at 608-4320. The Glacier Student Newspaper Contact Ted Powers at 608-4177. Green Club Contact Stephanie Presseller at 974-5412. Hip-Hop Xclusive Contact Mattie Payne-Mallory at 974-5657. Interactive Media Design Contact Richard Lapidus at 974-5629. International Women’s Club Contact Anette D’Silva at 974-4023. International Conversation Partners   Contact Elizabeth Boucek at 974-5427. K-Fu Club Contact Courtney Reese at 974-4067. Korean Student Association (K.S.A.) Contact Michael Renehan at 974-5321. Mastadon   Contact Ted Powers at 608-4177. Meeting, Planning, and Travel Club Contact Mary Beth Walsh at 974-5569. Music Club Contact Tammi Carlson at 974-5636. Muslim Student Association Contact Michael Morches at 974-5310. Paintball Club Contact Terry Chambers at 974-5647. Operation Snowball- Blizzard Edition Contact Mary Vicich at 974-5418. Phi Theta Kappa/ Honors Organization Contact Demetrius Robinson at 974-5353. Psychology Club Contact Mitch Baker at (708) 608-4058. Recreation Management/ Recreation Therapy Contact Donna McCauley at 974-5227. Relay for Life Planning Committee Contact Wally Fronczek at 974-5372. Science Club Contact Michael Bates at 974-5656. Student of Honors (S.H.A.R.P) Contact Jeremy Shermak at 608-4212. Shred Contact Demetrius Robinson at 974-5353. Ski Club Contact Michael Wade at 974-5594. Student Ambassador Program Contact Alicea Toso at 974-5356. Student Nursing Organization (S.N.O.) Contact Georgina Murphy in L183. Ultimate Frisbee Contact Jessica Crotty at 974-5281. Women Empowerment (W.E.) Contact Amy Williamson at 974-5243.



Disney continues internship program By Jerry Rodgers Features Editor Students that are searching for something miraculous have an awesome opportunity to be part of a funded internship with Walt Disney and theme parks. Securing a unique internship opportunity is as easy as wishing for a shooting star. Each year, Moraine Valley students are selected to take part in an opportunity that is arguably one of the finest resume building blocks in the nation. The recruitment event was held inside of the L building, right outside of the library on September 10, 2013 from 11-1pm. The dream job of every young child on Earth is an internship opportunity, offered by way of the Disney Institution Program, that positions students in a distinctive position connected to their particular topic of interest at one of the Disney Parks in Florida or California. “The opportunity that the students will embark on will change their whole perspective. It will help widen the student’s point of view on other cultures,”

said Marie Harrell, Internship Manager of the Job Resource Center. The internship is an opportunity for students to acquire important experience and to get an idea on working in the corporate world for a well-built established company. Also, scholars can experience their youthful Disney days and reminiscence while obtaining college credits. “Scholars of every major imaginable are encouraged to attend to help improve social skills that are crucial and useful in any professional line of work,” Harrell said. In any major, the program can do well for students in constructing daily life skills in management, problem solving, interacting, and customer service. For college students that are in fascinating fields such as hospitality, advertising, and show business, this is right up their alley. Of course, it’s not all work and no play. Participants can also enjoy the bonus perks of the world renowned theme parks to help pass the time within the duration of their residency. The magnificent thing about partaking in the college internship program is

Andrew Beskebos poses by his recruiting poster outside the Library. [Archive] that it allows participants to get their feet wet and get a foot in the door. This is a special opportunity that many should strongly consider taking full advantage of. Besides, who wouldn’t

want to work for Walt Disney and the beloved Mickey Mouse? Jerry Rodgers can be contacted at social@




Milk Carton Kids are headed to town By William Lukitsch Entertainment Editor The Milk Carton Kids, A.K.A Joey Ryan and Kenneth Pattengale, released their third album a few months ago called “The Ash & Clay”. The Kids will be making an appearance at the Americana Music Festival in Nashville, Tennessee on September 18, where they have been nominated to receive the award for Best Emerging Artist of 2013. Ryan and Pattengale first met in their hometown of Eagle Rock, California. Shortly after partnering, the Kids recorded their first two albums “Retrospect” and “Prologue”. Without a major record label to back them, the Kids made their first two albums available for free download via their official website. Armed only with a pair of vintage acoustic guitars, the band has headlined shows in the U.S., Australia, and Europe. They’ve performed at multiple folk music festivals, appeared on Conan O’Brien, and last summer they toured with Old Crow Medicine Show and the Lumineers. The Kids’ songs have even emerged through recent film. In January 2013, three unreleased tracks by the Kids called “Jewel of June”, “Snake Eyes” and the title track “The Ash & Clay”, debuted in the movie “Promised

The Milk Carton Kids live in Studio A, New York’s Rock and Roots Radio WFUV, Febuary 21. [Courtesy of Daniel Gorman] Land”. The songs were officially released with “The Ash & Clay” album under the Kids’ current record label, Anti-. “The Ash & Clay” features intricately composed acoustic guitar work, which conveys the expert musicianship of the Kids. Their mellow vocal harmonies and guitar verses are often compared to Simon and Garfunkel. While a similarity is noticeable, the duo displays a level of quality that is

absolutely original. The Milk Carton Kids utilize two voices and two acoustic guitars to achieve a sound that is rich and fully formed. Slow mellow rhythms from tracks like “Years Gone By” and “Snake Eyes” evoke a mysterious, soothing sense of emotion. “Heaven” and “Honey, Honey” are fast paced, picking tunes that emanate a sort of mesh between folk and bluegrass genres. All of their

tracks hold very deep and poetic lyrical meaning. The Milk Carton Kids will be playing with Over the Rhine, on September 20 at the Park West in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. Tickets for their upcoming show and free downloads of their music can be found on their official website. William Lukitsch can be contacted at



The Cornetto Trilogy: The World’s End By William Lukitsch Entertainment Editor “The World’s End”, is a sci-fi comedy with a clever mixture of humor, suspense and gore. Being the third movie written by Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg, the mixture seems to be their signature. The British film hit the U.S. box office on August 23, and earned $8.9 million its opening weekend. In the final chapter of the so-called “Cornetto trilogy”, five friends set out on a quest to complete a pub-crawl in their hometown. When they arrive, they find that something is quite different about the citizens they once knew. The trilogy gets its name from Cornetto ice cream. Each of the three films, “Shaun of the Dead”, “Hot Fuzz”, and the most recent “The World’s End”, features a different flavor of this popular brand to represent a different flavor of comedy. The first film, “Shaun of the Dead” (2004), is a zombie comedy where irresponsible Shaun, played by

Cast (L to R) Paddy Considine, Rosamund Pike, Nick Frost, Simon Pegg, Martin Freeman, Eddie Marsan. [Courtesy of Universal Studios] Pegg, acquires the role of leader to save his friends by guiding them to shelter at a local pub. This is a tale of friendship, romance, and survival as Pegg guides his small group through the zombie wasteland that the town has turned into.

“Hot Fuzz” (2007), is the second movie, in which Pegg plays a London cop that has been transferred to a small village. The community appears normal at a glance, until Pegg and Frost partner to uncover a town conspiracy in this

action packed cop-drama comedy. Wright and Pegg maintain their creative, witty nature in the third movie “The World’s End”. As with previous films, Pegg’s co-star is Frost, his real life best friend. The gags and jokes in these movies transcend knee-slapper spoofs. Pegg’s character Rick King is pushing 40, yet still can’t seem to move on from the glory days of high school. His friends have all progressed into successful adult lives and careers, and are reluctant to join his quest. Pegg’s character, in his persuasive nature, convinces the band to get back together for one last night of binge drinking along their hometown stretch of pubs known as the Golden Mile. The object seems simple enough; drink one pint in each pub in effort to reach the very last one named “The World’s End”. On their venture, the group uncovers a strange mystery that could mean the end of the world, as they know it. William Lukitsch can be contacted at

Humboldt Park, get your riot gear ready By William Lukitsch Entertainment Editor

Editor’s Choice

Riot Fest returns to Chicago this weekend, from September 13-15. From local acts to punk legends, Riot Fest is a beacon for the music lovers of our beloved city and suburbs. The event is set to take place in Humboldt Park, on Chicago’s North Side. Headliners include The Replacements, Pixies, Blink-182, and Fall Out Boy. Among other noteworthy acts include Violent Femmes, Public Enemy, Sublime with Rome,

Friday, September 13th GATES OPEN AT 2:30PM

Riot Fest 2012 [Courtesy of Riot Fest] Suicidal Tendencies and Bad Reli- can be purchased via gion. The festival offers five main stag- Riot Fest official webes, carnival rides, and games too. Riot site. Fest is a show for all ages and kids under age 5 get in for free. Unfortunately William Lukitsch can Re-entry is not permitted after you get be contacted at into the show. Food and beer are plen- entertainment@mvcctiful. If you don’t have tickets yet, they

Hatebreed 5:00-5:45 @ROCK STAGE Yellowcard 6:00-6:45 @RIOT STAGE Bad Religion 6:45-7:45 @ROOTS STAGE Sublime with Rome 8:45-9:45 @ROOTS STAGE Danzig 25th Anniversary 9:30-10:45 @RISE STAGE Saturday September 14th GATES OPEN AT 11:00AM Kitten 11:30-12:00 @RISE STAGE The Dear Hunter 1:00- 1:30 @RISE STAGE The Sidekicks 3:00- 3:30 @REBEL STAGE Glassjaw 3:45- 4:45 @ROCK STAGE Guided By Voices 4:45-5:45 @ROOTS STAGE Blondie 6:45-7:45 @ROOTS STAGE Public Enemy 7:45-8:45 @ROCK STAGE Violent Femmes 8:45-9:45 @ROOTS STAGE Blink-182 9:45-11:00 @RIOT STAGE Sunday September 15th GATES OPEN AT 11:00 AM

A map of Humboldt Park displaying stages, rides, games and vendors. [Courtesy of Riot Fest]

Chuck Ragan 11:45-12:15 @RIOT STAGE Mission of Burma 1:25-1:55 @ROOTS STAGE Peelander-Z 2:30-3:00 @REBEL STAGE Bob Mould 3:20-4:00 @RIOT STAGE The Dismemberment Plan 4:00-5:00 @ROOTS STAGE Suicidal Tendencies 5:30-6:30 @ROCK STAGE AFI 7:00-8:00 @ RIOT STAGE Pixies 8:00-9:15 @ROOTS STAGE The Replacements 9:15- 10:30 @RIOT STAGE



Riddick reaches top spot at box office By William Lukitsch Entertainment Editor

“Riddick” is the third installment of a trilogy that has spanned out over more than a decade. Vin Diesel, owner of the rights to the character, has done his best to revive this series alongside writer/director David Twohy. Beginning the trilogy in 2000, “Pitch Black” was a low budget independent film. In his first major role, Vin Diesel introduced us to the ruthless convicted murderer Richard B. Riddick, a Furyan from the planet Furya (not kidding). A prison spaceship is transporting a small crew and an incapacitated Riddick across the galaxy when it runs out of gas or something on some giant desert planet that is home to a lot of scary nocturnal aliens. With no other viable option, the ship’s crew lets Riddick loose on the monsters so they can make it off the planet. Although the story and characters were kind of cheesy, the first movie wasn’t that bad. The sci-fi horror style was almost reminiscent of the first “Alien” film that starred Sigourney

Vin Diesel’s character “Riddick” (Right) threatens his nemesis Vaako (Left) played by Karl Urban. [Courtesy of Universal Studios]

Weaver in 1979. The sequel, “Chronicles of Riddick”, came out in 2004. Sporting a bigger budget, and a few more recognizable

actors, Vin Diesel took on his frontline role once again. The movie didn’t do very well. The action scenes were meant to serve as a substitute for a well-written script. Riddick is employed to defeat some alien cult people, the Necromongers, and save the galaxy from impending destruction. Using his special night-vision eyeballs, Riddick kills a bunch of people, including the leader of the Necromongers. He takes on the role as cult leader, ending the movie in a cliffhanger that few people cared about. Finally in “Riddick”, we find our bright-eyed anti-hero once again stranded on a desolate planet, surrounded by a species of aliens trying to kill him. Left stranded and wounded, Riddick must fight the elements of this harsh alien world, and stay a step ahead of a team of bounty hunters that are trying to get the price on his head. Most of the dialogue is mock worthy. It’s the kind of sci-fi horror movie

that leaves you guessing how and when each of the minor characters will meet their demise. Also, the one plot twist this two-hour movie has, is based on the idea that the viewer will remember the characters from the original movie “Pitch Black”. The movie made it to No. 1 for the box office in its opening weekend, bringing in $18.7 million. The series has a loyal fan base, including Diesel, who took a lot of money out of his own pockets to make this film happen. If you’re looking to see a movie with a well-developed plot and defined characters, you probably shouldn’t waste time on “Riddick”. If strange alien creatures, visual effects, and gory action horror scenes are your thing, you might get a bit of enjoyment out of it. As far as I am concerned, “Riddick” gets one and a half out of five stars. William Lukitsch can be contacted at



ORTIZ | from front page and blue play to the childish appeal of the whole exhibit. Some pieces are not kinetic but pop just as much. Beside the bigger moving objects are small metal works. Each metal work is just as bubbly as the bigger, more prominent pieces. They consist of cranes, pipes, and pulleys with quirky toy-like items. Many of the smaller works resemble shadows made with metal. They each have colorful and sparkly backdrops. Some of the objects are broken up and might seem irrelevant at first glance. The exhibit consists of objects you can find on the floor of a seven year old. Each piece is also on sale and prices are included in each description. Ortiz’s nostalgic exhibit really brings out the child in any adult. Jonah Ortiz’s “Repetition: Kinetics and Castings” is now on display until October 10th. Suzanne Elmahboub can be contacted at

Display located in the Fine Arts and Performing Center until October 10. Ortiz blends vibrant colors and cold metal structures to establish his artistic theme. Along with used toys, Ortiz uses various discarded objects to give us an interesting new perspective on everyday items. [Photo by Kristin Schraer] Answers for Fun and Games from page 7


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JRC prepared for career-oriented workshops By Anne Parker Editor-in-Chief

The Job Resource Center (JRC) continues providing tools and strategies for students through the use of workshops during the fall 2013 semester. The JRC will hold 16 informative workshops throughout the fall semester. Each workshop will cover several topics from how to write a complete resume to critical techniques when preparing for an interview with an employer. Students currently enrolled may sign up for any of these workshops at College Central Network. Under “Upcoming Events,” select “Workshop” and click on “RSVP.” Noncredit evening workshops are also available. One important event coming up provided by JRC is the Job and Internship Fair. This will be taking place on Thursday, September 26 from 2 to 5 p.m., Building M. Resumes and business attire required. For more information on JRC and workshops, students can contact the Job Resource Center at (708) 9745737 or visit S202. Anne Parker can be contacted at

Fall 2013 Job Resource Center Workshop Schedule Job Search Techniques Successful Resumes and Cover Letters Best Use of a Job Fair Interviewing Strategies Phone Interviewing Etiquette Non-Traditional Careers: Choices and Opportunities for Men and Women How to Pursue an Internship How to Pursue an Internship Job Search Techniques Interviewing Strategies Successful Resumes and Cover Letters Interviewing Strategies Networking and Social Media How to Pursue an Internship Job Search Techniques Successful Resumes and Cover Letters

Sept. 13, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Sept. 18, 9-10 p.m. Sept. 23, 11 a.m.-Noon Sept. 30, 4-5 p.m. Oct. 2, 4-5 p.m. Oct. 3, Noon-1 p.m.

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Oct. 9, 6-8 p.m. Blue Island Oct. 10, 1-2 p.m. Oct. 15, 9-10 a.m. Oct. 21, Noon-1 p.m. Oct. 30, 11 a.m.-Noon Nov. 6, 4-5 p.m. Nov. 15, 6-7 p.m. Nov. 25, 11 a.m. - Noon Nov. 25, 11 a.m. - Noon Dec. 5, Noon-1 p.m.

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