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2013 school year will be $104 for tuition plus the $9 in additional fee to a grand total of $113 per credit hour. This increase will last for three years, making the total per credit hour rate in the 2013-2014 school year $118, and the total per credit hour Tuition | page 2

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Assuming a 12 hour semester load the graph shows the the tuition a student can be expected to pay this year and each of the next three years. Every year the 12 hour student will be required to pay $60 more for tuition. [Ryan Kiefer] By Bill Knobbe Staff Writer Shortly, Moraine Valley students will see their tuition rates on the rise. At the November Moraine Valley Community College Board of Trustees meeting, members chose to raise tu-

ition rates for the next three years. Starting in the fall of 2013 and continuing over the next three years, tuition will increase $5 per credit hour per year. Currently the rate is $99 for tuition and $9 for other fees, for a total of $108 per credit hour. The new amount for the fall of 2012 and spring

By Amel Saleh Editor-in-Chief Moraine Valley welcomed the new Assistant Dean of Student Life and Judicial Affairs Kent Marshall on November 28. Former assistant dean, Chet Shaw left Moraine Valley in August after being hired at Elmhurst Community College to work as an administer for retention efforts. The position for a new assistant dean has been available up until recently. Marshall took office on Monday, November 28 2011 at 11 a.m. Many faculty members arrived in the U building lounge to meet and welcome him. The Southern native has significant experience to execute this job. Marshall received his B.B.A. in general business administration in 1992 from Mississippi State University and his M.A. in student personnel services in 1999 from Northwestern State University. He’s worked in the administrative field for eighteen years as a student conduct administrator and various other college administrative professions. He’s worked at several universities including the University of Northern Texas, University of Louisiana and Bowling Green State University. In addition to his academic achieve-

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In this issue Entertainment Moraine Chamber Choir gave their holiday concert Social page 7

Features Students showcase their talent in the U building Social page 1

Sports Men’s Basketball earns national ranking page 12


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CORRECTION  In the November 18, 2011 issue of The Glacier, the page 8 story incorrectly identified the photo as featuring John Concaildi. The photo was in fact of George Concaildi. The same error was made in the accompanying story as well. The Glacier regrets the error.

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rate in the 2014-2015 school year $123. How will this increase affect student costs? Student taking 12 credit hours a semester will see their tuition up $60 per semester for the 20122013 school year compared to this year’s rate. That same 12 credit hour

Student Trustee Corner | Emmanuel Santoyo Wow is it December already? It sure from negativity, which causes lack of doesn’t feel like it without the snow. motivation, causing us to have more We have to appreciate these decent stress, which eventually causes us to days before they are gone. have even less motivation and more I keep hearing the winter is going negativity. This is too ridiculous, I say to be brutal. If this is true that means we can break this cycle today! I have to wear three pants and four There is a great man out there that, shirts again like when I was a kid. I through the grace of God, has become choose to stay positive though, if it is one of my best friends. A man by the too cold to stay outside and we all get name of Jim helped me restore my lack trapped inside of work or our homes of motivation by simply telling me to at least we all get look at myself for to spend time with things I do instead each other and creof the small errors ate memories that I make. Through last a good while. this I found that Today I want to we can break our talk about motivacycles not only by tion. I feel that as simply talking to a a society many of friend but also by us don’t have that looking inside ourdrive like we used selves and looking to. It may because at the good things of the weather, beinstead of the bad. cause of the probWhen I thought lems at home or about what I have maybe because we been doing it made stress too much on no sense, trying to the little things; I do motivate myEmmanuel Santoyo know I do. Often self with negative times we usually make things bigger thoughts in my head, only made me than they seem, and then those little lose more motivation. I tell you this my things surround us like a fort that we friends we can all get past these probnegatively trap ourselves in. lems of motivation by looking inside of When people say “mind over matter” ourselves and feeding of the energy of sometimes it’s good and sometimes it’s the good we did in the past. Let’s take bad. It is good when we have motiva- some time to think and enjoy ourselves tion because then we feel that we can today, as well as the incoming weeks do anything the world has set out for of finals. Don’t let the stress build up us. When we don’t, “mind over matter” and remember that you are always can be hard. Before we start to actually welcome to our Student Stress Relief do the little things that we are sup- Week in the Union Building beginning posed to do our “mind” makes “matter” on Monday December 12. I hope to see bigger than what it is. Without the mo- you there. Thank you and have a great tivation we begin to create this cycle winter break!

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Sports Editor Sean McDermott sports@mvccglacier.com Social Editor Anthony Rojas social@mvccglacier.com Entertainment Editor Magdalena Wyczynska entertainment@mvccglacier.com Classifieds Manager Nadia Ahmad classifieds@mvccglacier.com Distribution Manager Dan Hurley distribution@mvccglacier.com Editorial Assistants Emalee Kay graphicsassistant@mvccglacier.com Contributing Staff Nicole Bracken Alexandra Dean John Choi

per semester student will pay an extra $120 per semester in the 2013-2014 school year compared to 2011-2012 rate, and an extra $180 per semester in the 2014-2015 school year compared to the 2011-2012 rate. The school decided to raise tuition rates based on estimates that the state will not be increasing its funding for schools over the next few years. Costs to run and operate this college continue to be on the rise each year, and the state facing its own budget shortfalls has not increased funding compliable to the amount of cost increases. Since these costs must be paid, in some circumstances they must be passed down to the students. Even though the rate increases will not start until next year, the board of trustees thought that

Anthony Cox Chrissy Diedrich Ingrid Doering Ryan Errant Mike Frederiksen Jessica Garber Frank Gogola Lauren Jacobsen Hal Jwayyed Bill Knobbe Holly Mayhew Nia Robertson Joe Salah William Shaw Lisa Sieroslawski Zharmaine Zafra Special Contributors Bill Droel

making the announcement as soon as possible was best so that students and their families have time to plan for the additional costs of attending Moraine Valley. College President Dr. Vernon O. Crawley said on the tuition increases, “This is always a difficult decision. We do understand the impact that this will have on students, but we have no choice.” He went on to say, “Moraine Valley continues to be an excellent value for students seeking an associate’s degree or certificate, especially when you compare our tuition to four-year private and public colleges and universities, and to proprietary institution.” Bill can be contacted at knobbew@ student.morainevalley.edu.


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Workshop provides all the tools to become intern By Nicole Bracken Staff Writer The Job Resource Center held an enlightening “How to Pursue an Internship” work shop on December 5. Marie Harrell presented an abundance of useful information, and the small crowd made it possible for her to gear it towards each individual’s career interests. Harrell explained everything students needs to know about internships and gave the students packets of information to go along with the workshop. She started off with the basics by defining an intern as a “student undergoing supervised practical training,” and then went on to explain that an internship is work that has “intentional learning goals.” There are different types of internships: paid or unpaid, credit or non-credit, part-time or full-time, and on-campus or offcampus. Once she covered the basics, she moved on to telling the audience the reasons why internships are important. Included in the list of reasons were that internships can give you a competitive edge on your resume, it connects the classroom to the real world, it offers opportunity for networking and also gives an inside look at the company or industry that you are interested in.

This instructional presentation also included ways to find internships, how to evaluate internship settings, eligibility for JRC internship Programs, and steps to pursuing an internship. It covered topics such as “making the most of your internship” and “professionalism.” Another important topic to note was the effects of social media on internships and careers. Harell depicted how social media is increasingly being used to determine the character of a person upon applying for internships and jobs. She advised that students be aware that the pictures they post can sometimes have negative consequences. The many services of the JRC were also made known at this workshop. They offer help with student employment, workshops and internship programs. They allow individual appointments to go over applications or resumes. They also offer job search strategies, online resources and a nontraditional career program. The JRC even sponsors the Disney internship program that many students have already found success in. If you are interested in further information about internships, the JRC is located in the Student Services Building, in room S202. Nicole Bracken can be contacted at brackenn4@student.morainevalley.edu.

Marie Harrell leads the presentation for the JRC workshop on internships. The workshop ran on December 5 as part of the JRC running workshop series. [Rick Hoppenrath]


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JRC teaches the basics of resumes and cover letters By Ingrid Doering Staff Writer Jobs have been becoming more and more competitive in the past decade due to the rise in unemployment and companies requiring more experience for jobs that might not have even required a degree at the turn of the century. These factors, in turn, give greater importance to sending in a resume and cover letter to a potential employer. The goal of the resume and cover letter is to be considered a candidate to a potential employer, but if several things are not taken into consideration then the chances of being called for an interviewed are reduced. Identifying skills show what you do know, and is one of the more important factors that make up a good resume. They show what you do know, regardless of whether or not they were learned at a job. It is also imperative to outline how these skills were used to overcome a challenge at a previous job or in school and what the results are, as this provides greater credibility of your skills. These skills need to be articulated properly and unreserved for an honest selfinventory.

Tamima Farooqui leads the JRC workshop where students are shown the importance and methods of making resumes and cover letters. Farooqui is a Job Resource Specialist in the JRC. [Mike Frederiksen] When it comes to writing a resume, it is an incorrect assumption to think that there is only one type of resume layout. Rather, the resume needs to be targeted for the position and company it is being sent to. Chronological, functional, or combinations thereof are the most common examples of resume format, and as to what to add for the resume in the event that you have never had a job before, military organizations, professional organization affiliations,

publications, and volunteer work are all valid experiences to list. Since it is hard to balance readability to showing experience, the latter should have positions relevant field-wise to the position wanted in order to fit an entire resume on a single page. The cover letter is the piece that is more structured, yet at the same time it is the chance to show your personality and to explain what has been learned in your previous responsibilities, paid or

otherwise. It is also where the employer can find out exactly why you specifically want a certain position, and shows your overall knowledge of the company and its needs. The challenge to find a job these days is harder than ever, and a solid resume and cover letter can be the chance to get your foot in the door. Ingrid Doering can be contacted at doeringi@student.morainevalley.edu.


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ments, Marshall is an avid runner and ran in multiple marathons. He had no prior knowledge of what running in a marathon actually meant or took; he just decided one day he wanted to do it. Student life coordinator, Demetrius Robinson said, “I think he’s a great candidate. I think the committee did a great job selecting him.” Marshall is pleased to work with Moraine Valley. “I’m excited about the great programs and I’m looking forward to build on those,” he said. Students at Moraine Valley shouldn’t be afraid to meet their new assistant dean. After all, knowing who helps programs come together is important. “I’m available to student for issues and concerns, and I want every student to be successful.” Though the fall semester is coming to an end, the spring semester will be one full of new beginnings for Marshall. We wish you the best of luck in your career and we look forward to the exceptional work Marshall will be doing in his new role, assisting the creation of academic goals and objectives. Amel Saleh can be contacted at editerinchief@mvccglacier.com.

Kent Marsahll speaks with Amel Saleh at his welcoming party on November 28. Marshall is the new Assistant Dean of Student Life, taking over for Chet Shaw who recently moved on to Elmhurst Community College. [Rick Hoppenrath]


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Panel discusses the impact Moraine purchases hybrid car of social media on students By Amel Saleh Editor-in-Chief

By Connor Reynolds News Editor

Do Facebook and text messaging alienate today’s generation to the point that social interaction is suffering? As part of the weeklong event, Unity in the Community, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society held a panel discussion on December 1. The panel assembled to discuss the prompt: Do social networks and other forms of technology affect the way the students’ generation interacts with one another. Groups were assembled to take on one of two positions regarding the prompt. One group discussed the positive ability of social networks to get students to interact with one another. This group was made up of students John Choi, Ashley Talavera and Catherine O’Shea. The other group argued that social media was a detriment to social interaction in today’s generation. This group was composed of Bill Droel, Mike Finn and Lucian Chuchro. The event was one part of the weeklong “Unity in the Community” program, instituted by Phi Theta Kappa to

help students get more involved in the campus and community. The week also served as the culmination of student research into social media and its impact on students. “How do we incorporate research into its own event?” was the question Alexander Papak, Vice President of Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship, posed as the basis for setting up a panel discussion. “It really gets the audience involved and allows us to see what people’s opinions on these matters are.” Other events included in the weeklong project were a pep rally on November 28 where clubs performed in the Student Union. On November 30 a cultural luncheon was held to promote discussion and conversation. On November 29 a game night was held featuring a human checkerboard. Going forward, Papak looks to make the future programs an even bigger, despite being satisfied with the turnout this year. Phi Theta Kappa is looking to run another program sometime in the springtime. Connor Reynolds can be contacted at news@mvccglacier.com.

Moraine Valley has taken several steps towards becoming a greener environment such as the energy efficient Southwest Education Center, recycling bins, Cy-Rides and now the Toyota Prius. The Grainger Foundation donated $17,000 to Moraine’s automotive program to purchase a Hybrid Toyota Prius. This will allow students to get a handson experience. The funding was made by Joe Philipps, Grainger branch manager. “Grainger has been a wonderful new partner for the Moraine Valley Foundation,” says Sue Linn, executive director of the Foundation. “We are thrilled that Joe and his staff want to help provide the tools that will help our students be successful. By coming out and meeting the students, they have truly seen the excitement that has been generated by their donation.” Sustainability is an important part of protecting the environment. The way a hybrid works is by using energy from renewable sources, such as harnessing the energy of the sun. This is exactly what Moraine’s Southwest Education Center does. On top of the roof are solar panels, which collect the suns energy,

Dr. Vernon Crawley poses with Moraine Valley’s newly purchased Toyota Prius. [MVCC Marketing] and beneath the ground are geothermal pipes that circulate the temperature of the Earth. This, therefore, saves a lot of money and coal. The movement to “go-green” is no longer unheard of. The decision to execute this makes life for the environment and us healthier. The reduction of waste, pollution and conserving energy are all things Moraine Valley wants to do and the efforts being made won’t stop here. Amel Saleh can be contacted editorinchief@mvccglacier.com.

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In Brief Mastery Learning If you will be taking Math 095 or 098 this Spring, you may want to consider this new and exciting class format. Mastery-Based Learning is a class format that provides students with the flexibility to spend more time on topics where needed, and less time on topics already familiar. Some key aspects of Mastery-Based Learning: •Class sections will meet face-toface in a computer lab and will use MathXL, an online homework website. •A student must successfully complete each chapter before moving on to the next chapter. •Students may finish the course early, and 095 students have the potential of starting 098 work in the same semester and be able to pick up where they left off the following semester. •Students who do not finish the required course material successfully, will earn a grade of “F”, but will be able to pick up where they left off the following semester. •Successful students are self-motivated and feel comfortable meeting deadlines. If you are currently registered or if you are interested in registering for

one of these Mastery-Based Learning sections and have questions about whether it is right for you, contact the faculty member listed for the section or Chris Riola at (708)974-5765 or riolac@morainevalley.edu. “Port Hope” Exhibition Moraine Valley faculty member Lynn Peters’ art installation will be on display in the DiCaprio Gallery November 14 - December 15 Port Hope is an installation piece that incorporates three elements in its construction: rearview mirrors, a roadside sign, and book titles. “It began in 2009 when I was looking for an object to be a vehicle for writing words on, something I could make in multiples using clay. I wanted something absolutely ordinary, but that had a life of its own. Then I began looking for a context in which these objects might sit.” The Port Hope sign was something the artist saw by chance one day on a road trip with her parents. Initially, Lynn planned to inscribe the mirrors with extracts from her journals, but she wanted the work to honor her father and so decided to use book titles because he was never without a book by his side and had passed

his love of reading onto her as a result. Open auditions Open auditions for “After Ashley will be held on December 12 from 6-9 p.m. in the John and Angeline Oremus TheaterPerformances Feb. 24-26 & March 2-4 in the John and Angeline Oremus Theater Sign up in advance in F150, Fine and Performing Arts Center or contact Craig Rosen (708) 974-5432 rosen@ morainevalley.edu. For the audition, prepare a short monologue. Cold readings also will be provided. Actors of all ethnicities are encouraged to audition. Callbacks are Wed., Dec. 14. Board of Trustee meeting The Moraine Valley Community College Board of Trustees will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, December 19. The meeting will take place in the Board Room, D219, on campus, 9000 W. College Pkwy., Palos Hills. A public hearing on a proposed tax levy for Tax Year 2011 will precede the regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. Students give back to charity Through active participation in the Professional Convention Man-

agement Association’s meetings and charity events, students in Moraine Valley Community College’s Meeting Planner program are getting handson experience while meeting potential employers. Students washed mini-blinds during the Summer Clean Up for this year’s charity, Housing Opportunities and Maintenance for the Elderly, and they assisted with the Service In Sync project for “The Off the Street Club,” a Boys & Girls Club in Chicago’s neediest, highest crime neighborhood. Moraine Valley offers a 62-credit hour Associate of Applied Science degree in Travel Business Management and a 30-credit hour Meeting Planner certificate. Students in these programs benefit from guest speakers such as James Sheahan, the former director of Chicago’s Mayor’s Office of Special Events. Graduates of the program have been employed by The Field Museum, Red Cross, Southwest Airlines, the American Library Association, the Palmer House Hilton and more. For more information about the degree or certificate programs, contact Walsh at walsh@morainevalley.edu. Registration for the spring 2012 semester is ongoing.


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Lauren Smith, Views Editor views@mvccglacier.com

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Is the holiday season too materialistic? Yes, indulging in holiday shopping is sending out the wrong message

By Amel Saleh Editor-in-Chief

Amel Saleh is The Glacier’s editor-inchief. She’s currently wrapping up classes towards her associates degree and plans on transferring to Loyola University in the fall of 2012 to major in environmental science.

“Lavishing our loved ones with gifts robs them of something far more precious...”

The holiday season is driven entirely by materialism. We spend more money in this month than any other. People are conditioned to “expect” gifts, and it ultimately ruins the true meaning. As a capitalistic society, America LOVES to spend money. This gluttonous act has shaped the Holiday season shoppers and recipients to become more materialistic as a whole. As soon as the summer season comes to a close, the next big break on everyone’s mind is usually the winter break. Along with that comes the holiday season that is completely centered on materialism. Aside from the fact that the United States holds 4.5 percent of the world’s population, we consume 40 percent of its toys. A first-grader is able to recognize 200 brands and obtains 70 new

toys a year, according to psychcentral. com. Are we raising our kids with the value of ethics or greed? By the time a child is in their adolescent years, they will demand pricey clothes and brands to describe who they are and define their social status. Can you afford top of the line clothes while paying for several other things? When that teenager becomes an adult they will expect to do little work for a lot in return. They are more likely to suffer personality disorders like narcissism, separation anxiety, paranoia and attention deficit disorder. The affect of the holiday season does a lot more to a person than you think. Now, I’m not saying to refrain from buying gifts for your loved ones. By all means, buy them gifts! Just don’t overindulge and make them meaningful. Lavishing our loved ones with gifts robs them of something far more precious: shared time and experiences.

Bake cookies with them, watch holiday movies, congregate with family and friends, and have that spontaneous snowball fight that’ll result in a hot cocoa chat session. Give them something to remember and enjoy the essence of it all. Holiday presents play a big part in this season, yet they seemed to have placed a veil of the true vision of what this month means. This season isn’t just for Christmas, it’s for Hanukkah and Kwanzaa as well. This month is the time where we reflect on the year entirely. It’s the closing chapter for 2011. We should smile to have made it through another year with the ones we love. This time of year is where we realize life is beautiful and that is something one cannot gift-wrap. Amel Saleh can be contacted editorinchief@mvccglacier.com.

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No, this holiday season is just bringing out the giver in us all By Lauren Smith Views Editor As this holiday season comes closer and closer, the easiest thing for anyone to do right now is to fall into old traditions. Shopping for loved ones is just one of those traditions that we can’t avoid, and this tradition is in no way too materialistic. Yes, sometimes it can be a little overwhelming to be in the midst of shopping and planning for upcoming events, and at times people can over exhaust themselves, but essentially that is not what this season is about. This season is about spending time with family, and bettering yourself by giving. In society many people measure success by the material things they are able to own and give their families, and this time more than ever people like this. As rude and overrated as these people can

be, they should not be made into a stereotype of every holiday shopper. Even those families that can’t afford everything they want this season are able to just appreciate the time they are given with each other. As long as there are charities and organizations that are able to come together and give to less fortunate people, this time cannot be selfish or materialistic. In most cases, during this time people are able to receive the things that they really need. For instance, every year my mother would purchase a gift for a foster child that her job decided to sponsor. Sometimes the things that these children would ask for would be as simple as a winter coat, or an action figure. For some people, the holiday season provides the right circumstances to really help the people who find themselves in bad times. Most materials

bought and given to family members or friends are special, because any other time of the year they would not receive those items. I have never seen the holidays as being too materialistic, because each gift that is given or received is done so with love and selflessness. Even those who do not receive anything during this time should appreciate that they are, hopefully with people that love them. No, this season is not about material things, but for some people it’s the easiest way to show others that they are being thought of and loved. So, if someone wants to spend their money on someone else just to prove that they mean it when they say “Happy Holidays,” let them, because you never know what they might have gotten you. Lauren Smith can be contacted at views@ mvccglacier.com.

“No, this season is not about material things, but...it’s the easiest way to show others that they are being thought of...”

“Yes, because now the holidays are about what people have and what they can afford.” - Chassidy Dillard

“It can be, it depends on how far people get into the spirit. They can be caught up in the feeling.” - Christian Javier

“ Yes, people forget that the holidays are about family, not about how much someone can get.” - Cathy Spratt

Lauren Smith is the views editor for The Glacier. While studying mass communications, she hopes to transfer to the University of Missouri in Columbia to pursue a career in journalism.

Student Opinions

“Yes, because everyone focuses on their gift rather than what the holiday is really about.” - Magan Schaffer


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View from the Hill | Bill Droel

By Bill Droel Moraine Valley Campus Minister Who invented Christmas? One accurate answer is Our Blessed Mother, Mary. Another answer, I suppose, is St. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226) who is credited with devising the Christmas Pageant. But, I mean who invented Christmas as we know it, with all the gifts and indoor tree and food and charitable donations and a day or two off from work? Although it is impossible to imagine, Christmas is new in that sense. It is only in the last 160 years—and only gradually until things accelerated after World War II—that Christmas became turkeys, hams, candy, greeting cards, shopping sprees, family reunions, seasonal songs, office parties, shows for children and the like. In fact, for most of Christian history Easter was the big feast, but not so much Christmas. By 1843 Charles Dickens had writ-

ten five well-received novels and then three duds. He was, at age 31, in debt with family obligations. Walking the streets of Manchester that fall he began to think about Christmas and children. Returning to his home in London, he wrote “A Christmas Carol” in a fury. His publisher didn’t like it; so Dickens paid for the printing himself—increasing his debt. The story, of course, took off, including many pirated editions and thereafter many adaptations. The 1992 “Muppet Christmas Carol” is my favorite. Smile. Well, Dickens didn’t invent Christmas but, writes Les Standiford, in a history of the novel, Dickens “played a major role in transforming a celebration dating back to pre-Christian times, revitalizing forgotten customs and introducing new ones that now define the holiday… [He] complimented the glorification of the nativity of Christ with a specific set of practices derived from Christ’s example: charity and compassion in the form of educational opportunity, humane working conditions, and a decent life for all.” Dickens, Standiford concludes, links “the birth of a holy savior into a human family to the glorification and defense of the family unit itself.” Dickens was a contemporary of Karl Marx. In their writing both explored the contradiction of industrial capitalism. How could it be that an economic system that promised prosperity re-

sulted in widespread poverty? Capitalism invited people to abandon a rural lifestyle in favor of progress in Europe’s cities. Yet Marx and Dickens saw child labor, overcrowded housing, illness, unemployment, exploitation and meanness all around Bonn, Berlin, Zurich, Paris, London and elsewhere. The remedy for Marx included violence, which he thought was inevitable. The practice of Marx’s communist ideas came to an end in 1989; first with a parliamentary victory in April by the Solidarity movement in Poland and culminating with the November destruction of the Berlin Wall in Germany. Thereafter I gave scant attention to Marx in the philosophy class I teach at our college. Lately, however, economic events compel me to again teach his analysis without implying any endorsement of his strategy. Dickens’ remedy to poverty amidst plenty is not as obvious as Marx’s. Dickens’ novels, like most good stories, are about character. They are about the tension between people and institutions of bad character versus those with good character. The stories hinge on the possibility of redemption. Dickens is a great novelist because his characters are complex. The villains are portrayed in the context of the dehumanizing institutions of industrial capitalism. Those villains thus have some potential to rise above evil—at least in their personal life.

The best feature of a Dickens’ story is the complexity of the good guys. They are usually not romanticized. That is, poverty does not make a person sympathetic or noble. A poor person can drink and carouse too much, can cheat at times and make bad decisions. But poverty itself is not a sin. (Unfortunately the term “undeserving poor” has entered our social analysis within the last few years.) Likewise, Dickens does not romanticize those who help the poor. Donating alms, used clothing, extra food or the like is not a special favor. It is not ennobling for the donor. It is not particularly meritorious, even in religious terms. It is a duty. It is performed without judging the recipient. A poor person is worthy of proper assistance simply because they are poor. There is no other agenda. The holiday season is designed to convey this message about poverty. It gets lost, however, in all the festivities. Once in awhile the radio plays an 1865 carol by William Dix with the lyric: “Why lies he here in such mean estate where ox and ass are feeding?” That’s the message about poverty: The creator of the whole universe comes to visit but cannot get a room at the Hilton so his family goes to a barn. The creator then spends his whole life visiting among the poor. Bill Droel can be contacted at droelb@ morainevalley.edu.

The vivid memory of Pearl Harbor

Diverse ways to spread season’s greetings

By Rick Hoppenrath Photo Editor

By William Shaw Staff Writer

December 7, 2011 is an important day to any American. Seventy years ago today 2,402 Americans lost their lives and 1,282 were wounded. It is a day that President Franklin D. Roosevelt said would be “a date which will live in infamy”. I felt it was a very important day. The bombing of Pearl Harbor is a day that changed the very future of our country. However, this year’s Pearl Harbor Day passed us by as if it didn’t exist. I was and still am upset that this proud day in American history was passed over and replaced by the two-day talent show. Needless to say this was not a fair trade. I believe we all could have handled one day off from the ear splitting, off key, yodeling to celebrate the remembrance for Pearl Harbor and all the people who lost their lives there. Okay, maybe students are the wrong group to pick on. Where is the Combat to College? There was an incredible pomp and event for the Marines 236th Birthday. If I remember correctly, there was also a ceremony for the Fallen Warriors on Veteran’s Day. What about those who died seventy years ago? Did anyone forget?

Don’t ask me why this bothers me so much. I am not a veteran, but I do love my country and I greatly respect those who serve to protect the very liberties that protect my ability to wake up in a free country every morning. I feel that we disregard the memories of those who have fallen in combat when we fail to remember them in a simple ceremony. There would be nothing wrong to have taken 15 to 30 minutes of our precious existence to remember Perl Harbor. I was a Fallen Fire Fighter Honor Guard and it was my honor and privilege to stand for hours in front of a brothers coffin to honor his/hers memory. It showed respect to not only the fallen fire fighter, but also to their families. It seemed to make my sore feet seem so insignificant. I can’t believe that so many Americans would forget a day that was so tragic in our history. Even though this day may not have been as recent as 9/11, it is still an important date that we must never forget. So, bless those that serve in our armed forces throughout this world and God Bless America. Rick Hoppenrath can be contacted at photo@mvccglacier.com.

I doubt I’m the only one out there who counts down the days before Christmas. Call me a kid at heart, but there’s no time other than this where people truly come together. Somehow though, without fail, there’s one news story that the news channels feel the need to broadcast that beat up my holiday spirits. It is how some department stores has moved away from saying “Merry Christmas!” to saying “Happy Holidays.” If I’m lucky, maybe they’ll even interview a disgruntled customer making some backwards comment on how the country is losing its “Christian values.” Sometimes I’ll even have a relative of mine bring it up in some context in the hopes I’ll join in and agree with them. This might sound absolutely crazy, but in this situation, everyone is wrong. For one thing, why should we as people censor ourselves so that we can please a wider demographic? Don’t get me wrong, I know firsthand that it is very important in retail to behave professionally and treat everyone equally. But by forcing employees to say one phrase, aren’t they taking away the employee’s right to wish someone a good holiday

in their own way? I understand that businesses have to make everyone happy. It makes me wonder though, why are people so sensitive to words? Even more so, why are people getting so hung up on the details? One of the arguments I’ll hear in favor of this is that this goes against the “Christian values” our country was founded on. Many of the first colonists of America were not just Christians, but Jewish, and even Islamic, because everyone wanted to live in a land where they would could worship freely without persecution. Among the many reasons this nation was founded, one big reason was religious freedom. By our nature, we are a diverse people who have all come together from wildly different walks in life. So to me, there’s nothing wrong with saying “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays.” When it comes to wishing some type of holiday greetings you should be able to wish someone a “Happy Hanukah”,a “Happy Ramadan”, or even a “Happy Kwanza.” The way I see it is that someone just wished me a good holiday season in their own way. William Shaw can be contacted at shaww7@student.morainevalley.edu.


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The man behind the scenes An spotlight on coach Delwyn Jones Sean McDermott Sports Editor Women’s basketball is a sport that tends to go unnoticed in the sports world. Here at Moraine Valley coach Delwyn Jones has made women’s basketball one of the centerpieces of the athletic program. Entering his 12th season as head coach here at Moraine Valley, coach Jones turned a losing program into a well-established program at Moraine Valley. Jones has been named Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference Coach of the Year five times (2006-2010 and 2003-04), won five conference championships (2004, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010) and also led his women to two Region IV championship games. Over the past five seasons, the Lady Cyclones have compiled a record of 117-42 with each season winning at least 20 games. They also have won four consecutive Skyway Conference crowns. Jones attended Luther South High School where he was a four-sport athlete: football, basketball, baseball, and cross-country. Jones captained his basketball and baseball teams. Jones also

received All-Private League honors in basketball and baseball. Jones enrolled to Western Illinois University where he received his Bachelors and Masters degrees in communications. Currently Jones is the assistant professor of communications/speech at Moraine Valley Community College.   Jones began his coaching career at his alma matter Luther South coaching men’s basketball during the summer before taking the job at Moraine Valley. “I’m a very competitive person. Basketball is a sport that connected to my heart for whatever reason.,” said Jones. “I love the strategy and the approach to try to win the game. It is a fun game to play and watch. Coaching the women’s game was not a major goal of mine. It was a situation where I had not planned on doing it for a long time but once I got involved I really appreciated the womSean McDermott can be contacted at sports@mvccglacier.com. For the continuation of the article on Moraine Valley women’s basketball coach Delwyn Jones please go to http:// www.mvccglacier.com/section/sports/

Athletes of the Issue Richaun Holmes Forward/Center Men’s Basketball

Connor Reynolds News Editor Richaun Holmes is a first year starter for the Moraine Valley men’s basketball team out of Lockport High School. Holmes has been the Cyclones dominant force as consistent force offensively, defensively and rebounding. For the season he has recorded three tripledoubles and two triple doubles. In his most impressive performance of the season came Holmes scored 21 points to go along with 12 blocks and 10 rebounds. Against Kankakee

Brittany Bixman Point Guard Women’s Basketball

Brittany Bixman is a second-year point guard for the Moraine Valley women’s basketball team. As the season has continued on she has solidified her position as lead point guard by leading the team in assists, averaging 2.8 per game. She also has averaged 4.8 points per game. Bixman’s best performance of the season came in the Cyclone’s loss to Kankakee CC where she scored 11 points while dishing out four assists. Connor Reynolds can be contacted at news@mvccglacier.com.


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Sports

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Men’s basketball team getting national attention Cyclones are ranked 20th in NJCAA Division II polls as they stand with a record of 8-3 John Choi Staff Writer Despite fierce competition, Cyclones have shown great progress early on this season, improving their win-loss record to 8-3, contrasting with a 3-11 beginning to last season. The team first downed Kishwaukee Community College 71-42 on November 19. The Cyclones exploded in the first half going into the half with a 4218 lead. 6’3’’ guard/forward Modestas Masiulionis sank five 3-pointers and became the top scorer of the night with 23 points. The Cyclones brought home another victory by upsetting the fifthranked Parkland College Cobras 76-62 on November 22. 6’5’’ forward Mike O’Donnell led his team with 21 points and eight rebounds. The winning streak of Cyclones was put to an end when the 16th ranked Kankakee Cavaliers proved too much for the Cyclones on November 29. Despite taking the lead during the first half, Kankakee fought back and won 63-70. The loss was a result of poor shooting and turnovers in the second half.

Richards High School alum Josh Freeman goes through a Joliet defender for a tough lay up. Freeman is in his first season under coach Shannon. [Rick Hoppenrath] The game featured 6’8’’ forward/center Richaun Holmes recording yet another triple-double, with 12 blocks, 10 rebounds, and hitting 11 out of 15 free throws, while becoming the Cyclones top scorer with 21 points.

Indeed, the Cyclones avenged with a 98-34 landslide victory, against Trinity Christian Trolls just two days after the loss. The following day the Cyclones started right where they left off against Trinity winning 79-56. The Cyclones

swept the Trolls by a combined score of 177-90. Coach Justin Domingo was happy to learn that Cyclones are now currently ranked 20th in NJCAA’s Division II with 30 votes. “The team’s chemistry is good; they are jammed together off the courts,” said Justin Domingo. The current line-up is predominantly freshmen, with only Masiulionis, Lane Barlow and forward Mike Jackson being sophomores, but the young and inexperienced team has not failed to prove their stock. The young team will look to continue their impressive play in what is thus far their toughest competition so far this season against Indian Hills Warriors, a former 3-time NJCAA Division I national championship winner, in Ottumwa, Iowa December 9-10. The Cyclones also go up against Kennedy-King College and Olive Harvey College on December 20 and 27 as the team returns home. “The team would like to send a message to other teams in the coming matches,” stated coach Domingo. John Choi can be contacted at choih6@ student.morainevalley.edu.

Women’s strong play dampened by turnovers By Frank Gogola Staff Writer

Brittany Bixman puts up a shot against a stout Joliet defender. Bixman is in her second season with the team and is averaging 4.8 points per game. [Rick Hoppenrath]

Moraine Valley looked to continue its dominant play at the Black Hawk East Tournament on November 18 and 19. On November 18, Moraine Valley took on Black Hawk East College, an above average team despite their 2-2 record. This game was not one of the Cyclones prettiest games of the season. The Cyclones were able to steal a win against Black Hawk East due to their balanced offensive attack throughout the game. Jessica Contant led all Moraine players with 17 points. Kim Young nearly matched Contant with 16 points. Natalina Cifaldi contributed to the balanced attack with 15 points of her own, while grabbing five boards. On November 19, the second game of the tournament, the Cyclones faced what should have been a much easier matchup. This time Moraine tipped off against struggling Highland Community College, sporting a 0-4 record. However, Moraine wound up missing center Val Zulevic due to a quad injury, and forward Shekela Quarles to a high ankle sprain. Despite the Cyclones missing two key interior players, the game was still there’s for the taking. Moraine’s halftime lead was of the slimmest of margins, 27-26. This was due to the Cyclones 22 first-half turn-

overs. Throughout the second half, Highland hung around long enough for Moraine to fall into foul trouble. Not long after the fouls began to pile up, Highland started to pull away. Highland Community College earned their first win of the season with a 76-63 decision over the Cyclones. Injuries, foul trouble and turnovers stopped the Cyclones from picking up what should have been an easy victory. On November 29, the Cyclones defeated Wilbur Wright College 68-43. Moraine then went on to defeat College of DuPage 61-41 on December 1. Moraine Valley record currently stands at 7-2. Even though the Cyclones can score points with the best of teams, offense does not win championships. The offense has been great this season, the defense has been continuously improving but the Cyclones have continued to lose the turnover battle. In Moraine’s only two losses, (Malcolm X College and Highland Community College) they have turned over the ball in critical situations. If the Cyclones want to go deep into the season, they will need to keep up the offense and defense, along the way they need to improve on their turnover ratio. Frank Gogola can be contacted at fgogola@att.net.


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Performers shake it up at Talent Show By Amel Saleh Editor-in-Chief

Moraine Valley’s Student Life group brought in the thunder with their semi-annual talent show. The talent show was a two-day event with half of the performers going on December 6 and the other half on December 7. The rules for the contest included no profanity and a performance of at least three minutes, besides that, students were encouraged to sing and dance their hearts out. The entertainers were competing for the prize of $200 and, of course, bragging rights. Second and third place competitors didn’t walk away empty handed, either, receiving Visa gift cards for their efforts. The first day consisted of a powerful poetry reading from a Forensics team member, a rendition of Pat Benatar’s “Love is a Battlefield” and a Students overran the dance floor at the MVCC Talent Show when the judges left to deliberate the winners. First place on December 6 whole lot of Adele. Some performers went to Jessica Bindas for her version of Adele’s “Someone Like You” and the December 7 award went to Darnielle Townsend for his Michael Jackson dance performance set to a montage of the deceased performer’s songs. [Amel Saleh] were captivating while others were, to put it frankly, repulsive. One performance that stood out but lacked through the speakers, the crowd in- worked the crowd rather than just towards the end of the song, receiving vocal volume was Marlon Stovall’s stantaneously jumped to their feet in standing there like so many other per- the loudest applause of any performer performance of Lauren Hill’s song “Ex- the midst of heavy cheering. formers found themselves doing. The and walking away with two fingers in Talent Show | page 5 Factor.” As soon as the music boomed Another good note is that Stovall singer broke into a spontaneous dance

Concert band perfect event for season By Nia Robertson Staff Writer Closing your eyes and getting completely lost in bliss is the feeling you get when you sat at MVCC’s holiday concert. Every note was like a snowflake on your tongue in the middle of winter. The Moraine Valley concert band put on a show to remember on December 4. They had people from all walks of life as band members. Many of the members were Moraine Valley students. Each member knew exactly what note to hit and what cue to play it on. The array of instruments made the music feel like it was truly complete. Even the small-

er instruments such as the triangle, steel drums, wooden blocks, pipes and even random congas added an eternal amount to each song. Words cannot describe the great experience the band provided the audience. The only odd part of the concert was the morning song that was played in the middle. The song created a major mood change and made the room very solemn. Luckily the joyous and highly fascinated attitudes of the audiences returned shortly after. There were many upbeat songs played that were well known and some that just took your breath away in general. The best part of the night was the

rendition of The Sounds of Christmas and Christmas Music for Winds, two Christmas medleys played to perfect pitch. Sounds of Christmas included songs such as Jingle Bells and The Christmas Song. This piece had many people rocking back and forth in their seats and even singing along. Christmas Music for Winds was a piece of more traditional Christmas music such as Angels We Have Heard on High. This piece had the audience wrapped in the beauty of the music and the gentle thoughts of Christmas spirit. All the pieces of this performance truly came together within the environment. There was beautiful Christ-

mas lights and decorated trees posted all around the stage. The set added so much to the concert because as you listened to the music and observed the beautiful decor of the room you were taken to a magical place. The timing was also perfect. They didn’t get carried away and overdo it. On the contrary, they left you wanting more at the end. The beautiful Christmas show had the ability to instill mental images of little cartoon musical notes floating across the stage, almost like a live rendition of Disney’s Fantasia. Nia Robertson can be contacted at robertsonn4@student.morainevalley.edu.

The MVCC concert band mixed uplifting seasonal music with solemn songs and a beautiful set design to submerge the audience into the holiday spirit. [Mike Frederiksen]


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Features

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Kent Marshall’s not clowning around By Anthony Cox Staff Writer There’s a new sheriff in town going by the name Kent Marshall. Technically, Marshall is the new assistant dean of Student Life and Judicial Affairs, but with his slicked back curls and warm Southern drawl, it might be easy to make the mistake. As Rihanna blasts over the PA system in the cafeteria, I met with Marshall in his office, tucked in a corner behind Dawn Fry’s desk with an industrial view of the T building parking lot. Immediately, I was struck by the bigger-than-a-breadbasket bust of a hobo clown resting on the front of his desk. “It’s Emmett Kelly Jr. He was a famous performing clown,” Marshall of- Kent Marshall (far right), the new Assistant Dean of Student Life and Judicial Affairs, fered as a more full explanation, as if speaks with faculty members during his welcome ceremony. [Josh Hoppenrath] he was too canny a man to bare lofty explanations for a clearly normal clown here, he was working at Bowling Green The position Marshall’s gotten into statue. University in Toledo, Ohio. has taken a new, but familiarly cumMarshall has done a bit of traveling Marshall is taking over for Chet bersome title: the Assistant Dean of himself. Originally from Mississippi, Shaw, who had a warm farewell in Au- Student Life and Code of Conduct. Not Marshall attended MSU before moving gust before leaving to work as Director only will he be overseeing Demetrius on to Louisiana and then Dallas, this of Retention at Elmhurst College. Shaw Robinson, Coordinator of Student Life, time with a wife in tow. Before arriving is also working on his doctorate degree. but there will also be a new position of

Coordinator of Code of Conduct to be filled here at Moraine. Marshall has only been filling the big job with a big name for two weeks, and admits he is still learning the ins and outs of the college and everything the position entails. As if to prove his point, a student ran into his office complaining that the vending machine ate his quarter. “I believe that Demetrius can help you with that if you find him,” said Marshall in good humor. “Student life is as big a part of the education process as being in the classroom. I see my job as twofold: to help the student grow and develop, and also to protect the campus.” In college, Marshall was very involved in student life himself, working as a Roadrunner student recruiter and leading his residence hall. “I looked at all the mentors I had as an undergrad, that helped me succeed and enjoy college as much as I did. All these people were advisors.” Anthony Cox can be contacted at tony. cox@comcast.net.

Skyway: a story for the writers By Tom Ritter Staff Writer The Skyway Writers Festival began as a writer’s festival should: with the bare basics of festivities. Participants who signed in found their round tables with the bright red napkins and sat with people we didn’t really know and tried to have the least awkward conversation about coffee. Elgin College representative Kelly Sergent went up to the microphone and welcomed us to Elgin Community College. Winners of the MVCC Skyway writing competition had the oppurtunity to compete at Elgin She then welcomed the partici- Community College. From left to right: Anthony Rojas, Jose Arreola, Ryan Ardent, Ieva Urbietyte, Valerie Nowicki, Christy Beaver, Alexandra Dean, and Tom Ritter. [Emalee Kay] pants for open mic. The Skyway Writer’s Festival recognizes the talent of young writers ship” and Tom Ritter’s “Cojones”. building in fiction writing. Mazza was in Illinois. There are four categories After dinner and open mic, partici- also the keynote speaker of the festival in which students competed in: short pants had the chance to attend writing and so read a bit of a book that she restory, poetry, personal essay and one workshops hosted by the judges of the cently just wrote filled with sexual imact play. from short story there was competition. The two I went to where ages and attempts at answering what Alexandra Dean’s “Help Wanted”, An- drama/screenplay with Lise “Kat” Ev- it really means for a woman to lose her thony Rojas’s “Parking Garage”, Valerie ans and fiction with Cris Mazza. Evans virginity. Nowicki’s “Whiskey, Writing and War, was a corky woman her mid-twenties, Before awards were given out, evetc.” and José Arreola’s “An Experience with a purple shirt, matching leggings eryone at the event recieved a particiof a Lifetime.” In poetry there was Em and black combat boots. Evans had the pation certificate to remember their Forberg’s “Night Routine”, Valerie No- group work on some projects to spark achievments. Moraine Valley didn’t go wicki’s “Tucked Behind the Christmas their creative juices. She then discussed home empty-handed, either. Nowicki Decorations”, Ryan Arendt’s “Upon knowing your audience when you are won second place in poetry for her this Cosmic Blunder” and Christy Bea- writing a screenplay or drama. poem “Tucked Behind the Christmas ver’s “Blindingly Naïve.” Last but not Instructor Cris Mazza, on the other Tree.” least in personal Essay there was Nicole hand was the opposite. She didn’t have Cesario’s “My Real Live Cruela De Vil,” the group do any activities. Instead, she Tom Ritter can be contacted at rittert5@ Ieva Urbietyle’s “The House of Wor(k) discussed the importance of character student.morainevalley.edu.

Drama/Screenplay 1st Place: “Because Pessimists Die Faster” by Nathan Krauz

2nd Place: “The Picking of Pumpkins” by Jeannie Haze 3rd Place: “Welcome to the U.S.S. Nev... Las Vegas?” by Brandy Koehler

Fiction

1st Place: “Yellow Shoes” by Carolyn Schroeder 2nd Place: “What a Beautiful Wedding” by Kiara Anderson 3nd Place: “The Debate” by Bridget Bell

Creative Non-Fiction 1st Place: “The Moving Truck” by John Ottinger

2nd Place: “Your Life as a Jew” by Matthew Greenberg 3rd Place: “Mead” by Matthew Adams

Poetry

1st Place: “New York State” by Jeannine Hills-Perkins 2nd Place: “Tucked Behind the Christmas Decorations” by Valerie Nowicki 3rd Place: “If I Write to you Like a Sister” by Natalie Tarnowski


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Freefalling from The Glacier to success By Maggie Wyczynska Entertainment Editor

part of the fun. It’s stressing, but it’s also motivating. If you come out of The Glacier alive, you can As editors, we are bound to do anything,” Sidorowicz said. our keyboards and loyal to our She stayed with The Glacier pen and paper. Spending hours until 2008 when she transferred in this office will, believe it or to Benedictine University in not, hand you useful life skills. pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in Former student Amanda communication arts. Sidorowicz took every lesson “I found that working on a she could from The Glacier while newspaper offers you a ton of on staff. Starting in 2006, she opportunities, not just journalworked as a staff writer and istic ones,” said Sidorowicz. “If worked her way up to editorial you wish to pursue careers such assistant. as publishing, art, communicaAfter she graduated, Sidorotions, or marketing, you should wicz moved on to bigger and also start by joining The Glacier. better things. She currently It gives you the opportunity to works for a textbook publishing write, to draw, to communicate company as a digital marketing with others, and so much more. representative. In addition to Even though I did not pursue traditional publishing duties, journalism, my portfolio that Sidorowicz also runs the comcontained Glacier articles came pany’s Twitter page. Helping out Former student Amanda Sidorowicz sky dives while covering a story for The Glacier. She now works in handy come interview time.” for a textbook publishing company and runs their Twitter feed. [Amanda Sidorowicz] with the multimedia aspects of As a member of “the Glacier” the company are skills she easily there is no limit to what you can improved while a part of The Glacier. the competitors, the owner asked the Remembering all the great friends pick up on and learn. Nothing that you One of her most memorable articles editor-in-chief and me if we wanted to she made and the amazing opportuni- learn here will go to waste and there was when she went to cover a skydiv- jump out of a plane. We agreed and got ties she was presented with, Sidorow- will be plenty of people to meet and ing competition. to go skydiving... for free. He also gave icz said she greatly enjoyed her time at help you along your way. “I covered a skydiving competition in us a DVD and pictures that captured The Glacier. Ottawa,” she said, “after watching the the whole thing. It was incredible... “Sure, there were times when I felt Maggie Wyczynska can be contacted at competition and interviewing some of definitely my all-time favorite.” like I was losing my mind, but it’s all entertainment@mvccglacier.com.

Time for thanks

By Connor Reynolds News Editor

During a drive to school on November 1, Student Life Coordinator Demetrius Robinson was struck by the beauty of the nature all around him and thought to himself, “I am so grateful.” This was the beginning of the “Why am I Grateful/Thankful” essay contest put on by Student Life. Robinson knew how grateful he was with his position in life but said to himself, “I wonder if the students have a story to share.” The idea of the contest was to have students submit a 300-word essay or story about what they were grateful or thankful for in their life. The focus of many of the stories dealt with how the writer overcame a difficult personal experience and how they are grateful for where their life as it is now. Robinson was responsible for turning his idea into a reality. Within days of his fateful drive to school, he had organized the contest into an official contest with a $200 scholarship awarded to the winner. Originally the contest was set up to award one student with a scholarship. However, the response to the contest was so great that instead three students were each awarded the scholar-

ship. Steven Brewer, Morgan Benavidez and Jenny Tan were chosen as the scholarship winners as recognition for the most outstanding submissions. A panel of judges, made up of six Moraine Valley faculty members including Assistant Dean of Liberal Arts Lisa Kelsay, chose the winners. Implemented along with the contest was a bulletin board set up for students not participating in the contest to write on. Students were able to post short accounts of what they were grateful and thankful for. All together, a total of 60 students shared their stories and what they were thankful for on the bulletin board. Robinson was immensely satisfied with the response he received from students. The response proved to be in some ways overwhelming for him as many students were willing to be very forthcoming with their personal life. “I was surprised that students shared personal stories with complete strangers. They were willing to give very personal details of their lives,” said Robinson. “I’m grateful that students chose to share their stories with us.”

Connor Reynolds can be contacted at news@mvccglacier.com.

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Moraine Valley students come together By John Choi Staff Writer

poster topped with a little paper man, on which students could sign and write down their personWith the holiday season upon al goals. The second day was the us, Phi Theta Kappa has started Game Day, and games were set up bringing the MVCC community in the U Building between 11 a.m. together. and 2 p.m. for student participaAs leaders of the Phi Theta tion. A cultural luncheon was held Keppa International Honors Soon Wednesday, as students were ciety’s chapter at Moraine Valley, encouraged to bring dishes of the executive board members of their cultures to share with oththe Alpha Iota Lambda are aters. tempting to enhance the overall On Thursday, December 1, sevquality of the college community eral students and chaplin minister on personal and intellectual levBill Droel took part in a panel disels. One of their recent events cussion focusing on the upsides was the “Unity in the Commuand downsides of present-day nity” week. technology on students. The crew attended the Illi“We had very good reviews nois “Honors in Action” conferfrom many students who enjoyed ence between October 6 and 9 participating in the community in Normal, Illinois during which week. We reached our goal of havStudents shared their goals for the future on a giant collage during the “Unity in the Community” the headquarters assigned the 59 ing students be more active in week celebration. [Rick Hoppenrath] chapters of the region a project contact with others,” said Meuller. called “The Democratization of The board was satisfied with Information: Power, Peril and Promise.” ties. explained, adding that she hoped the the outcome, and is now looking forThe subtopic, “Community and Indi“It is a fact that our generation has event would encourage communication ward to holding bigger, better events in vidual,” caught the board’s attention in become more individualized through between people who seldom talk to one the near future. particular, and the five-day event came websites such as Facebook and Twit- another. to be in hopes of bringing the commu- ter. We wanted to do something against A pep rally kicked off the “Unity in the John Choi can be contacted at choih6@ nity together through communal activi- that,” Chapter President Julia Mueller Community” week, featuring a big world student.morainevalley.edu.


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the air. “I don’t know if this is a talent show or an R. Kelly concert,” Student Life coordinator, Demetrius Robinson said lightheartedly. Although he did not win, Stovall’s performance was definitely one the highlights of the competition. Contestants waited anxiously as the judges met to discuss who had earned the title of best performer. In third place was Dohane Neish who did a rap

for the audience. Second place went to Jessica Pyrkowski who sang “Love is a Battlefield. First place went to Jessica Bindas who did a version of Adele’s “Someone like you.” The following day provided newer faces with similar, if not better, talent. After many repetitive sounds to the tune of Adele’s “Someone Like You,” the judges finally found their three winners. In third place came Kyle Feliciano and TJ Paris who performed a duet of a Steven Lynch tune. Second place went

to Arely Martinez for her version of “What’s Up” by 4 Non Blondes. First place went to Darnielle Townsend, who put on a fabulous Michael Jackson dance performance complete with a standing ovation. “I don’t want to be everything to everybody, I just want to be everything to somebody,” Townsend said was his motto. Amel Saleh can be contacted at editorinchief@mvccglaier.com.

Student Clubs Compiled by Hal Jwayyed

24 Karats Meets 3-5 p.m. For more information, contact Adrienne Stewart at (708) 974-5678. Alliance of African American Students (A.A.A.S.) Meets Thursdays 3-4 p.m. in U209. For more information, contact Alex Elvira at x5487. ALAS: Alliance of Latin American Students Meets 12-1 p.m. For more information, contact Ronny Anderson at (708) 608-5487. Akido Club Meets first & third Wednesday 10 a.m. in C122. For more information, contact Janet Kotash at (708) 974-5246. Anime Club Meets Thursdays 3-5 p.m. in U111 or B183. For more information, contact Amani Wazwaz at x4060. Art Club Meets Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 p.m. in F263. For more information, contact Tyler Hewitt at x5219. Arab Student Union Meets Mondays 2 p.m. in U209. For more information, contact Nina Shoman Dajani in the Multicultural Student Affairs office in the S building. Action, Social & Political Empowerment (A.S.A.P.) Meets every other Tuesday 2:30 p.m. near Espresso Love in L, 1st floor. For more information, contact Anette D’Silva x4023. Asian Diversity Club Meets first Friday 2 p.m. No location decided yet. For more information contact John Choi choih6@student.morainevalley.edu. College Bowl Meets Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:00 p.m. A251. For more information, contact Ted Powers (708) 608-4177. Combat to College For infomation, contact Debbie Wills (708) 974-5759. Creative Writing Club Meets Mondays 11-12 p.m. in A241. Culinary Arts & Hospitality Club Meets Mondays 3 p.m. in M144. For more information, contact Michael O’Shea x5597. Cyber Security Club Meets Fridays 5:30 p.m. in T513. For more information, contact Kathleen Hanratty. Drama Club Meets Wednesdays 5:15 p.m. in M building Moraine Room 2. Down 2 Dance Meets Saturdays 1 p.m. in G200. For more information, contact Demetrius Robinson at (708) 974-5353. Fashion for a Cause Meets every other Thursdays 4:15 p.m in U building. For more information, contact Maura Vizza x5742. Filmmaker’s Club Meets Wednesdays 4-5:30 p.m. in F229. For more information, contact Dan Pal at (630) 942-2800. Freethought Society Meets first & third Wednesdays 4:45 p.m. in F263. For more information, contact Tyler Hewitt x5219. GLOW: Gay, Lesbian Or Whatever Meets Thursdays 12 p.m. or 2 p.m. in U209. For more information, contact Matt Cullen S4101. Green Club Meets Thursdays 3:15 p.m. in L242. For more information, contact Stephanie Presseller x5412. Hip Hop Xclusive Meets Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:00 p.m. in M building. For more information contact Demetrius Robinson at (708) 974-5353. International Women’s Club Meets every other Tuesday 2:30 p.m. near Espresso Love in L, 1st floor. For more information, contact Anette D’Silva x4023. International Conversation Partners   For more information contact Elizabeth Boucek x.5427. Kung Fu Club Meets Fridays 1:22 p.m. in U111 or outside between D & A. For more information ,contact Courtney Reese x4067. Mastadon   MVCC’s literary magazine. For more information contact, Ted Powers (708)-608-4177 Meeting, Planning, and Travel Club Meets Tuesdays & Wednesdays 5-6 p.m. in M203. For more information, contact Mary Beth Walsh x5569. Music Club For more information, contact Tammi Carlson (708) 9745636. P.E.P. Meets every second and fourth Tuesday 10-12 p.m. in U205. Psychology Club For more information, contact Mitchell Baker at (708) 608-4058. Recreation Therapy and Recreation Management Meets Tuesdays and Wednesdays 12 p.m. in B156. For more information, contact Donna McCauley x5227. Rock Solid Ministry Meets Mondays 4p.m. in D-126. For more information, contact Michael Shannon. Science Club Meets second & fourth Wednesday 6 p.m. in C106. For more information, contact Keith Nabb. Ski Club For more information, contact Michael Wade at (708) 974-5594. Speaking Life Meets Mondays & Wednesdays 3 p.m. in S216. For more information, contact Terry Chambers x5647. Stay Strong Meets first and last Fridays 1 p.m. in U111 or U209. Ultimate Frisbee Meets Tuesdays 3 p.m. or Wednesdays 5 p.m. in quad. For more information, contact Jessica Crotty x5281. Web Technology Meets first Friday in T building. For more information, contact Demetrius Robinson at (708) 974-5353. Women Empowerment For more information, contact Dawn Fry at (708) 974-5717.


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Student rides the rails of Europe By Amel Saleh Editor-in-Chief

most standout memory. “We were able to do some extreme sports, we chose Every country has a sigsnow shooing. When we renificant landmark that socialized we were running late, ety associates it with. Amerwe tumbled down the snow ica’s statue of liberty, China’s instead of going down the great wall, and France’s Eiffel mountain the proper way,” Tower are just a few. Nye said. Student Ian Nye was so Another memory he incredibly fascinated by the brought to life was his Hohensalzburg Fortress in drinking experience there. Salzburg, Austria that he In Austria the drinking age opted to study there. He is 16 for light drinks and 18 claimed it was somewhat for hard liquor. of an impulsive move but “The beer is very, very something that, in the end, strong over there and changed his life. cheaper than water,” Nye Nye is a Biological Sciexplained. ence major and did the study When the program ended abroad program last spring Nye said he felt heartbrosemester. Although it wasn’t ken even though he missed related to his career choice, Student Ian Nye looks into the Hohensalzburg fortress while in Salzburg, Austria via the study abroad program. his friends and family back To study abroad, contact Merri Fefles at (708) 974-5393. [Nina Litoff] he decided to study elsehome. His advice to stuwhere while earning credits dents when it comes to for Humanities. portation—and visit his neighboring countries. Some of the countries he was studying abroad is to just go for it. “My first week there didn’t shock me countries. able to visit were France, Spain, Germa“It was the best experience of my life as much as it impressed me, I wanted to “I was able to get on a train go to a dif- ny, Italy, and Hungary. and you won’t regret it,” said Nye. see more.” Living in a small town such ferent country and make it back to class Aside from the sight seeing, Nye also as Salzburg, Nye was able to hop aboard in time. It was amazing,” said Nye. In engaged in the program’s extra curricu- Amel Saleh can be contacted at a train—the cheapest method of trans- total, the student visited nine different lar activities. This, as he said, was his editorinchief@mvccglacier.com.


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Entertainment

Maggie Wyczynska, Entertainment Editor entertainment@mvccglacier.com

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Holiday choir with eccentric attire By Dimka Atanassova Staff Writer

The Moraine Valley Chorale and Chamber Singers Christmas concerts are attractive events that enthrall audiences to experience the “reason of the season”. They have earned the reputation of a highly anticipated academic festive occasion by setting a record box-office attendance. December 3, 2011 marked the fourteen annual edition of the Fine Performing Art Center’s winter calendar season. Under the creative baton and entertainment wit of Nicholas Thomas, the spirited choristers and orchestra impressed patrons with their artistic tribute and festive celebration of Advent and Christmas. This year’s brand-new program was an enjoyable blend of true highlights of traditional carols in clever arrangements. Traditionally, both choirs opened and closed the curtains of the Dorothy Menker Theater’s decked hall. They first rang in the “Yuletide,” “It’s Christmas Again” and the introductory selection of the 1992 movie “Home Alone 2”. In bright tempo, the singers harnessed their infectious holiday spirit and instantly got the audience in a festive mood of cheer. Confidence and inspiration welled

up inside each of the choir’s individual presentations. A measure of its professionalism were the renditions of the debuts of Vaughan Williams Christmas and Brazilian Noel’s bossa nova feel which were performed and received with overflowing delight. The Chorale’s layered vocal themes and unbroken phrasing were eloquent in the “French Carol”, “He Is Born”, accompanied by pianists Beverly Holt and Jeanne Vaughn. Due to popular demand, the rendition of “Still,” still was memorable with its solemn vibrations and serene, lullaby-like visualization of the “Nativity.” The Chorale permeated all emotional nuances and adoration in “Angel Gloria” and embodied the exhilaration of corporate worship. The Chamber Singers proved that they can be equally confident in eightpiece lush arrangements of traditional carols and motion picture movies sound tracks (“Home Alone 2” and “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas”) as they alternated jazz, waltz, big band era swing, R&R and Gospel styles and rhythms. Their crisp and harmonious sounds of “Deck the Halls” enthralled the audience.  After the intermission, all the performers donned Santa Claus hats which was an enjoyable treat of highlights and inspiration gliding into the very last beat. The audience, singers and instru-

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The Chamber Singers wear festive santa hats during their Holiday Concert. The audience truly enjoys the happy carols. [Rick Hoppenrath] mentalists alike seemed spellbound by he made numerous humorous remarks, the glorious sounds of the season’s har- changed hilarious holiday hats, backed monies. up as a baritone, and engaged the pa“The Twelve Days After Christmas’” trons in a joyful participation, making and “The Twelve Groovy Days of Christ- them even more excited. mas” playful lyrics and tonal design A past favorite, “Fa-La-La”  potpourri were crafted with a twist and interacted with adapted snippets of Beethoven’s, in a fun-filled way with props and stage Strauss’ and Tchaikovsky’s works was movements. the program’s encore and received a Nicholas Thomas, Moraine Valley’s burst of applause and standing ovamusical director and Department Chair tions. outdid himself as a spirited debonair The concert was well-staged producentertainer with panache. While con- tion from start to finish. ducting twenty-three sacred, traditional and updated versions of holiday hits, Dimka Atanassove can be contacted at

Photo of note

Holiday Concerts take over the Dorothy Menker Theater. See more on the back of page 12.


8 “Digitalism” shines in the digital age By Joe Salah Staff Writer

to this genre of music, but after attending their show at the Metro I was open to reconsidIt’s quite obvious eration. Being a musician really that throughout the opens up your tolerance to the last 50 years music abnormal sound frequencies has undergone one of other bands may experiment the most volatile evowith, but that was completely lutions witnessed in irrelevant during Digitalism’s any industry; mainshow as not a single person was stream music in parnot on their feet jumping to the ticular. groove. Whether it be Rap Band members Jens Moelle or Rock and Roll, and Ismail Tufekci are original the various genres with their sound production, of music have all but have also tackled remixshifted with the times; Jens Moelle, the lead singer of Digitalism, energizes the crowd during ing hits from bands such as The and that isn’t exactly Futureheads, Daft Punk and The the show. [Amel Saleh] a good thing. If one is White Stripes. They fatefully looking for a more unique category of Hamburg, Germany. After being signed met at a record store, became friends music, search no further than House by the French label “Kitsune Music,” and eventually great band-mates. Techno. Digitalism began touring internationI realize that many aren’t exactly This genre has been fervently ex- ally at festivals such as Lollapalooza willing to spend time listening to an panding since its debut in our very own and the Ultra Music Festival. artist that isn’t nationally recognized, city of Chicago. Mainstream labels Digitalism truly shows what it but I’d definitely recommend giving publicize artists such as the talented means to be performance artists. The Digitalism a chance. Deadmau5 therefore many groups do collaboration of the live drummer and A great unique sound-scape accomnot obtain the recognition their abili- vocalist with the electronic sounds pro- panied by phenomenal live perforties deserve. Well, I’m here to shed duced from their intricate selection of mances is the perfect recipe for a smalllight on the room-rocking group known hardware created a feel-good ambience scale band bound for fortune and fame. as “Digitalism.” that the entire crowd couldn’t help but This German electro house band was vibe to. Joe Salah can be contacted at jsalah22@ established in 2004 within the heart of I myself am not considerably partial gmail.com.

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Concert Preview The Maine December 21 Bottom Lounge

Alkaline Trio December 31 Metro Smart Bar

Bryan Adams January 17 The Chicago Theatre

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Skyrim: the new face of sleep deprivation By Dan Hurley Staff Writer

College students have to sacrifice hours of their day for school and work however gaming students may find themselves with a whole new set of tasks. They will try to make room for them often by sacrificing sleep or limiting their social lives. These new activities include blacksmithing, treasure hunting, potion making, and most importantly, dragon slaying! All these activities and countless more are to be found in one of this year’s most anticipated games, “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.” In this fantasy game you take the title of “Dovahkiin, the dragon born” in the frozen and completely open medieval lands of Skyrim. “Skyrim” offers a countless number of playing styles, allowing you to choose your character’s appearance, skills, spells, armor, and weaponry. Once you pass the tutorial you are free to explore the land and do whatever you wish. There is an epic main quest line as well as an endless supply of side quests. The fast paced first-person combat is enough to keep the most hardcore shooter fan at the end of his or her seat

Theater Preview “Christmas in Cape Breton” • • •

Saturday, Dec. 10 @ 7:30 p.m. Dorothy Menker Theater General Public $35 Seniors $30 Students & Staff $25

Steve Trash: “Rockin’ Eco Hero” • • • The countless playing styles of Skyrim are complimented by the high quality graphics and amazing animation. [Bethesda Game Studios] and the heavy role-playing elements and rich world of Skyrim will provide a shocking sense of immersion to any fantasy buff. But any experienced gamer would ask, “what’s the catch,” knowing that perfection is as hard to find in the virtual world as it is in this one. One problem is that it’s fairly easy to become over-powered through certain skills like alchemy (potion-making) or enchanting (adding magical effects to equipment). These skills make it easy to drastically improve other skills, which a friend of mine demonstrated by enchanting a

set of armor that gave his character infinite magic, allowing him to blast fire into the faces of his enemies without having to ever re-charge. However, this problem may help counter the fact that destruction magic becomes underpowered after a certain level. Also, text may be hard to read on an SD TV. But these minor flaws will take a back seat to all of the great adventures that you’ll have on those sleepless nights that follow your purchase. Dan Hurley can be contacted at hurleyd26@student.morainevalley.edu.

Saturday, Jan. 21 @ 2:00 p.m. Dorothy Menker Theater General Public $8 Seniors $6 Students & Staff $6

“Second City - Laugh Out Loud Tour” • • •

Saturday, Jan. 28 @ 7:30 p.m. Dorothy Menker Theater General Public $20 Seniors $15 Students & Staff $10

“Jim Witter’s Piano Men II” • • •

Saturday, Feb. 11 @ 7:30 p.m. Dorothy Menker Theater General Public $25 Seniors $20 Students & Staff $15


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Nadia Ahmad, Classifieds Manager classifieds@mvccglacier.com

Career Corner

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Improve your interpersonal skills at work By Nadia Ahmad Classifieds Manager Having interpersonal skills are valuable in the work place. How your coworkers see you can have a big impact on your career long term as well as in your everyday life. You might be the most successful in your work place but if you can’t get along with the people, you may not get far. Fortunately, here are a few things you can do to strengthen you social skills and become a team player. These skills will not only help you communicate better at work, but they will also improve how other people perceive you. Interpersonal skills are all the behaviors and feelings that exist within us that may influence our interactions with others. Such as being bold, passive, domineering or cooperative are all different characteristics of interpersonal skills. Ask yourself: how would you be able to develop these skills? Well, you don’t. At least not consciously. These skills can be learned by observing our family or out peers. As children, we imitate what we see because that’s how we learn. Most of what we are told is true

about our surroundings and ourselves, and we don’t take the time to stop and examine. Its only when we are older and when problems arise we take a look at out interpersonal skills and the potential for chance that exists. Listed below ways to improve you interpersonal skills. One way of improving is putting on a happy face. The people who are usually the life of the party all have one thing in common: they are all happy. If you smile and have an upbeat attitude your coworkers will be drawn to you. One thing to remember when having a bad day you is that shouldn’t try to bring the people around you down. By doing this, it will result in people avoiding you in search for someone with a more cheerful attitude and outlook. Another way of improving your skills is showing that you care. If a coworker does something that you appreciate, no matter how small it is, don’t hold back and show that you care. You should point out at least one characteristic you most value in your coworkers and tell them. By showing others your appreciation of their work, you will get the same courtesy in return. Being an active listener is a very im-

portant skill to have. Unfortunately, active listening is become a lost art. Being an active listener shows that you not only intend to hear what people have to say, but you also recognize and understand the others perspective. Repeat what the other person has said in your own words and by doing this, you’ll know that you have processed their words and they’ll realize that your answers were genuinely thought out. Your colleagues will feel more connected with you knowing that you’re an active listener and you’ll develop a better understanding of them. You know how to bring people together but now its time to become the person they can turn to when disputes come into play. When colleagues disagree, it can bring the mood of the whole office down but you can be the one to calm the situation and take the roll of the mediator. Not only with the work environment be a happier place, but also you’ll come to be known as the leader. In addition to being an active listener, you need to have great communication skills. When having a discussion, don’t just say the first things that come to mind. Think carefully about the

words you use and with clear communication, you’ll be able to avoid potential misunderstandings with your coworkers. Being known as a good speaker comes with also being known as intelligent and mature no matter their age. The last that should be taken seriously don’t be a whiner. Almost every office has a chromic complainer and you will notice they tend o be the least popular person in the office. If you constantly whine about the little things that no one cares much about, all your negativity will push people away from you. If there is something that you really need to get off your chest, it’s better left out of the work place. Otherwise, you will risk being known as the office brat. For more information on interpersonal skills, contact the JRC with help on freshening up your skills and getting your future on track by calling (708)-974-5737 or stop in the office in building S room 202. Staff is available and ready to answer any questions. The time is now to bring in the New Year with some positive change. Nadia Ahmad can be contacted at classifieds@mvccglacier.com


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Classifieds

Nadia Ahmad, Classifieds Manager classifieds@mvccglacier.com

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Classified ads are accepted at the Glacier office (U207) at the rate of 10 cents per word for students and Moraine employees, 20 cents per word for everybody else. Ads are subject to editing and must be in by noon seven days prior to issue release. The Spring issues will be out January 20, February 3, February 17, March 9, March 30, April 13, April 27, May 11 and June 22.

services Sahara Henna Designs and Body Art Located in Palos Hills. Specializing in temporary tattoos and the art of Henna. Traditional, contemporary and custom designs for all occasions: home parties, weddings, engagements, bachelorette parties, summer fun, individuals, birthday parties, and more!Register on our website for promotions and updates. To book your appointment or for further information contact Susan Ismail (708)-296-5974 www.saharahennadesigns.com or info@saharahennadesigns.com. Need Extra Cash? Earn extra cash and do homework on the job. Driver/babysitter needed immediately 3-5 times a week. Live in Orland Park. Pick up two kids from school at 2p.m. and watch over at home till 3 or 4 pm. Good pay. Debbie Thompson (708)-203-3424. Tired of Getting Ripped Off? I am in the automobile program at Moraine and will do tune-ups, oil changes, starters, alternators, brakes and all minor auto repairs. I will make you an offer that you cannot resist. Call Andrew (708)-2895046. Your Ad Here! Looking for a quick and effective way to get your car sold? Not to mention a cost effective way to sell your property! Place your ad here for quick results. Check header for details. Contact: Nadia at classifieds@mvccglacier.com.

For Sale / for Rent/ Services Customer Service (Staffing Specialist) Full time positions Monday - Friday in Customer Service (8am to 5pm) in Alsip, Illinois. Will assist in aiding people in job placement. Must have Computer/Internet skills and previous contact with clients in an office environment. Busy office and growing. Should possess strong organizational skills and have ability to multi-task. Starting wage $12/hour. Call Doreen (708)-239-5400 www.sedonacompass.com. For Sale Jeep Hardtop for CJ-7 and YJ Wrangler (76-95). Gloss Black. Tinted windows. $500 or better offer. Call Matt at (773)573-6360. Apartment In House For Rent One bedroom furnished apartment in house in Hickory Hills. One block to bus route. All inclusive: driveway parking, private entrance, heat, AC, cable, internet. 1 bedroom with private bathroom, living room, dining area, fully equipped kitchenette, TV. Very nice furnishings. Linens and towels included. Just bring your clothes and computer! (708)-860-9261.

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Wanted

CineVerse Oak Lawn’s weekly film discussion group, will examine the French film “Belle de Jour” starring Catherine Deneuve on Wednesday, December 14, from 7-10 p.m. We will examine the classic Christmas film “Miracle on 34th Street” (1947) on Wednesday, December 21 from 7-10p.m. will examine the gripping political thriller “Three Days of the Condor” starring Robert Redford on Wednesday, December 28 from 7-10 p.m at Oak View Community Center, located at 4625 W. 110th St. in Oak Lawn (check building signage for room number). For more info, call 708529-9028 or visit cineversegroup.blogspot. com. For Rent About 400 square feet room with its own deck and bath in a single family ranch home $450/month. Has private entrance. Laundry on site. Direct TV and wireless internet available. No pets. Near Palos Hospital. You do not need to see us unless you choose to do laundry. Near the Metra. Ten minute drive to Moraine Valley. Six month lease. Female tenant preferred. Please call (708)-357-4741.

Gymnastic Instructor! Join a growing company based in Addison. Part time or full time. Travel required. Starting pay $10 - $12 per hour. Gymnastic background is helpful but not required. Call (630) 458-9211.

Editing and Journalism! Interested in a career in Journalism? Get started right here at MVCC! Contact Amel Saleh, Glacier Editor in Chief, for journalism services at (708)-646-1118 or email her at editorinchief@mvccglacier.com.

Want To Be Featured? Are you involved in a club or organization that needs more members? Get press attention and help your club grow! Contact Anthony Rojas, Features/Social Editor. Email at social@mvccglacier.com.

Resource Data Services! Palos Hills inside sales office is looking to hire a few motivated, hard working individuals. No experience necessary. Hours are Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Pay is $8.25 per hour with high commision plus bonus. Call for more information at (708) 974-2738. Or apply in person at 10717 S. Roberts Rd. Jobs Available Full Time Jobs (40 hrs. weekly) We do not place in temporary but “temp to hire” and direct placement. Entry level through management in the office support and Industrial areas. Servicing the greater Chicagoland area since 1999! Please go to our web-site to view examples and or apply for consideration.www.sedonacompass. com (708)-239-5400.


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Performing Arts At Moraine Valley Is it time for you to join in ?

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