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Moraine Valley Community College Student Newspaper March 25, 2011 Volume 43, Issue 13

Students look towards the future By Connor Reynolds News Editor

“If I didn’t care about people’s futures, I wouldn’t be here.” Sgt. Chris Casey represented the Army at Moraine’s seventh annual JRC Spring Job and Internship on March 24. The Army was one of a wide variety of employers participating at the fair representing a wide variety of industries. Cardinal Fitness, Chipotle, M&M Mars and Vector Marketing were some of notable participants. “It creates an opportunity,” said Tamima Farooqui, job resource specialist. “It gives the employers an opportunities to do one stop hiring, and it give potential employers an opportunity to connect with employers and to network. It helps to make a human connection.” The room was filled with the chatter of well-dressed participants, armed with resumes, taking advantage of this ability to connect with the employers. The Job and Internship Fair is not just available to students of Moraine Valley, but to alumni and members of

Two participants converse during the Job and internship fair in the M Building. The Job Resource Center puts on this event to help students, alumni and the community network with potential employers. [Martin Papa] the community as well. According to Farooqui a majority of those participating are actually alumni. This is an area

where she would like to improve upon, saying, “We’d like to get more current students in as well.”

Being the seventh spring Job and Internship Fair the Job Resource Center Fair | page 11

Renehan: MVCC’s new Master Teacher Lacks’ justice By Connor Reynolds News Editor

Mike Renehan adresses the Board of Trustees. He was honored as MVCC’s Master Teacher. [Anthony Cox]


Views Should the US be involved in military action in Libya. Page 13

“Language is like a candy bar. We all get the same candy bar, but we break it up in different ways.” That is language according to Mike Renehan. Mike Renehan is an assosciate professor for the Intensive English Language Program (IELP), he is also the 2011 Master Teacher Award winner. The Master Teacher Award is given out every year by the Faculty Development Committee to the teacher at Moraine Valley who demonstrates achievement in four categories: teaching and learning, leadership development, career development, and teamship development. Between being nominated and winning the Sports Baseball starts season off on a sour note. Page 16

award, Renehan had to give a presentation to the Faculty Development Committee along with all his fellow nominees. It was his year vying for the award and was a little shocked to hear he had finally won. “I couldn’t believe it actually. It was little bit of disbelief; I was really excited about it. I had tried for it a number of times before and I wasn’t really expecting to win. I was honored and humbled. I had a lot of people say ‘it’s a humbling experience’ but it really was.” Winning the award was recognition of Renehan’s work in IELP, which he has been apart of for the 12 years he has been at Moraine. “Language isn’t a spectator sport.” Renehan’s teaching style includes a lot hands-on group work. With the wide variety of different languages and backgrounds by splitting the classes into groups and teams, Renehan tries to promote student working together. When it comes to his favorite part of teaching Renehan says, “It’s the student, for sure. That’s the best, working with the students. I think in particular, students who are learning English as a second language are really motivated teacher | page 2 Features Body Worlds, an interesting look at bodies after death F&E Page 7

still missing By Raymond Chavez Staff Writer

The library held a special presentation with the Executive Director of Black Women for Reproductive Justice, Toni Bond-Leonard. It was held in the library lounge on Wednesday, March 23, 2011. Ms. Bond-Leonard spoke about the interview she had with Rebecca Skloot, the author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. She gave a quick overview on the Lacks story and discussed the importance of reproductive justice. Lacks’ story is a hot topic at the moment. Whether or not having her cells tissue taken away for testing without her consent was against human rights is the debate. While her cells were a great factor in finding treatment for cervical cancer and polio, Lacks was never compensated for the use of her cells. Ms. Bond-Leonard also discussed the reproductive justice that is affecting the minorities and women in a global stand. English teacher Ms. ColeLacks | page 8



News  —  March 25, 2011 About the Glacier:  The Glacier is published biweekly during the fall and spring semesters by the students of Moraine Valley Community College.

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Student Trustee Corner | Gennaro paolella Welcome back! Hopefully everyone had a wonderful spring break and is feeling rejuvenated as the last half of the spring 2011 semester commences. As many of you know, my time as student trustee is reluctantly coming to a close. The student life office is currently interviewing possible candidates and the campus wide election is going to take place in April. For those students who have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, I strongly recommend your consideration for this position. Though my term was brief, I learned invaluable life lessons that will follow me for the remainder of my professional life. As student trustee, you get a bird’s eye view of how an institution serving 20,100 students is run. Also, during the process of observing the wonderful staff and becoming acquainted with leading administrators, you can lobby for interests that benefit the student body. Last month for example, I initiated discussions to bring back “The Buzz” email newsletter and establish more work study opportunities for veteran students. Consequently, the community relations department willingly agreed to bring “The Buzz” back after spring break. Ironically, the Job Resource center already had a work study program intended for students

who have served. However, it took several phone calls, emails, and appointments with various departments to reveal where this program was being offered. In addition to these projects, I have devised a plan to reduce textbook costs. Unfortunately, the time I have as student trustee cannot allot me to seek this idea to completion, but here is the premise behind it. After taking CHM-132 last semester, I was impressed to realize that Dr. Churchill wrote textbook for his own class. Keeping this in mind, during a board meeting presentation on textbook costs an idea came to me. Why can’t Moraine publish its own textbooks? The reprographic resources are in place, faculty members have the credentials, and students would save LOTS of money. I have done some preliminary research and despite how promising the quantitative data appears; the challenging portion of this proposal is creating financial incentives to motivate faculty to write their own books. However, creating mainstream programs that benefit faculty members financially boils down to a matter that needs to be negotiated through the faculty union. As the time draws near for me to pass the torch to the new student trustee, I

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to learn so I don’t really have much trouble keeping them motivated in the classroom. It’s really a pleasure to come to school everyday because of the students. They really want to learn, and they’re ready to go. It’s exciting and fun. “ Moving forward with the program, Renehan see two areas for improvement and development within the program. The first area is the participation number among residents. “A lot of residents don’t want to enroll because they think they’re starting over,” said Renehan. “What makes us special is we try to get a sense of belonging. We introduce the students to the college and immerse them so they don’t feel alone. A lot of the time international students can feel isolated.” The second area that Renehan looks to improve in is with the community involvement. “Students can do something to help

out the larger college and community as a whole and at the same time get benefit what they’re doing.” Most recently, he had his classes give a presentation on grammar for the faculty of the school. While most of the information is the type of rules learned in high school, it was done to help refresh faculty, as well as reinforce the lesson for the students participating. Lampros Tzimas, former student of Renehan and current instructor at Moraine, spoke at the February 17 board of trustees meeting where Professor Renehan was honored as Master Teacher. Tzimas admitted to entering the program know basically no English. After going through the program he became an instructor of culinary arts. He concluded his speech by saying, “I never imagined I’d be an instructor here. I have Mike to thank.” Connor Reynolds can be contacted at

will leave my preliminary research and vision for my successor. The above is a representative sampling of my experiences being student trustee. If it caught your interest in the slightest or you just enjoy helping others, I strongly encourage you to become the next student trustee. I also neglected to mention. In addition to the professional development opportunities you also receive a tuition waiver. As always, my office is open to your questions and comments concerning Moraine Valley.

Special Contributors Bill Droel Gennaro Paolella Staff Writers Dimka Atanssova Tim Gorski Ammar Hammad Tim Fox Hal Jwayyed Kelsey Krysak Stephanie O’Sullivan

March 25, 2011  —  News



Cross Country runners more than just jocks By Frank Florez Copy Editor

they earn Academic All-American honors as a team, but three of the team’s runners earned recognition as stand-alone Academic All-Americans. First-year runners Simona Jurcik of Queen of Peace and Nagieh Omer of Reavis were named to the Academic All-American team as well as team captain and second-year runner Ashley Shares. Joining Jurcik, Nagieh and Shares on Moraine Valley’s allamerican squad are first-year runners Jacquelyn O’Connor of Sandburg and Kaitlyn Piazza of Mt. Assisi. The Cross Country program is continuing a trend of success they have had over the past decade when it comes to fielding Academic All-Americans; the program has fielded 30 Academic All Americans since it started in 2000.

MVCC runners honored for academic performance Moraine Valley’s Men’s and Women’s cross-country squads were both named Academic AllAmerican Teams by the National Junior College Cross Country Coaches Association for this past season. Mark Horstmeyer, Head Coach of both the men and women’s team, praised his athletes for their achievement in a personal press release. “These scholar-athletes are simply outstanding. They attend class full time, work part time, and excel as athletes and students. Their performance on and off the field speaks highly of them. I am very proud of their Seven members of the Men’s and Women’s Cross Country were named to the Academic All-American Team. [Zandro Zafra] achievement. It is a tremendous ner Jim Johnson of Reavis. Bronson 18 out of 33 Academic All-America honor for them and Moraine was the only Academic All-American to teams. Valley,” said Horstmeyer. Frank Florez can be contacted at florezf@ On the women’s side, not only did Runners from the Men’s team in- compete in nationals for moraine valclude first-year runners Jon Altman of ley’s men’s team where he placed 112th Sandburg, Luke Bronson of Bremen, of 260 in 27:34 leading all MVCC runRaul Gonzalez of Argo, Felipe Rivera ners. As a group, the men’s squad ranked of Eisenhower and second-year runBy Liz Richardson the taking if one is determined (and Editor-in-Chief lucky) enough. Treasure Chest is the second secMoraine Valley’s Women’s History tion of the book; it’s centered on Month events kicked off March 8 poetry. There are three parts—spirwith a presentation of Heirloom Piecit, soul and mind. “Spirit” revolves es, a literary collection of insight by around the author’s conversations Shantenekia Phillips-Chatman. and musings about God. “Soul” is all The author herself came to the U about the author showing herself to Building to discuss writing, words the world. Soul is about love. “Love is and the wisdom she has picked up a motivator,” says Phillips-Chatman. along her journey. Phillips-Chatman The final part is “Mind,” about sois a self-published author whose work cial issues and human interactions. expresses universal feelings of spirit “Through Her Eyes” is a beautiful and soul. Her literary path began and moving poem about domestic when a friend asked her to write some violence. She was a domestic violence poetry. Just like that everything fell advocate and a volunteer working to into place; it’s a theme seen in much empower women and Phillips-Chatof the work she read to the audience. man took the audience through this “I believe in miraculous things,” experience that inspired her to pen she said. After completing some of the piece. her work she realized that she wanted In this section lies the title piece, to inspire and motivate people. “Heirloom Pieces,” which urges read“That was my purpose on earth,” ers to dig deep and reveal their inner she told the room with a knowing gem. Like much of her other work, smile. She then read passages from the moral is that potential is and alHeirloom Pieces, stopping along the ways will be there—one just has to way to fill in background details and find it. Phillips-Chatman read the hints about inspiration and writing. piece with fervor, exclaiming, “girl The first section of the book, titled grab your shovel/dig those gems out Rare Pearls, is a collection of motivathe dirt.” tional stories. Phillips-Chatman told If the audience took anything away a tale called “Bananas,” in which she from this presentation, it’s that life is and a friend craved the fruit while a journey. Phillips-Chatman, though running the Chicago Marathon. The young, has had quite a trip already distributors had long left the race, and said her work is a reflection of and all hope was lost—until a banana that. “[Heirloom Pieces] showed me miraculously appeared on a table where I am in my journey.” near her path. The story is PhillipsChatman’s real-life example of evLiz Richardson can be contacted at erything in life being available for

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Fall 2011 Moraine Valley Dean’s List To be eligible for the Dean’s List for a given semester, students must earn credit in at least nine credit hours of college credit courses which count toward a certificate or a degree. Students who meet the eligibility requirements and earn at least a 3.50 grade point average (excluding developmental courses) will be named to the Dean’s List. “D,” “F,” or “I” grades will exclude a student from qualifying for the Dean’s List. Addison James Leakaros Alsip Michael Alberts Isela G Andrade Beatriz Avitia Kristina M Brown Lindsey Bugno Jennifer A Buksa Tameka L Burchett Arianna Calderon Christian P Castro Daniel J Chancey Caryn Doljanin Anthony G Farenga Robert R Huestis Vivienne C Icalia Mika Ichinohe Afnan Jada Sara Krysik Kara Kurkewich Derek R Maciaga Andrew C Maloney Danielle T McConnell Katie L Merriman Kelly Molenhouse Kaylin Orlando Jessica Perrino Justin Pilarczyk Emily L Rios Gerard P Ryan Brendan M Ryan Kelly G Sullivan Kelli H Velasquez Elizabeth Witkus Gerrilyn Zell Berwyn Stephen W Hadley Griselda Perez Blue Island David Alexander Alexis A Amato German Becerra Creedence J Brooks Tanya M Brown Javier Castillo Jennifer Castillo Matthew Dagenais Jaime A Esparza Blanca M Hipolito Joel Hiskes Jasma J Johnson Michael Linn Carla Mclaurin Denise Mendoza Enrique Meraz Melissa L Messino Esther R Morfoot Nicole Pedone Anthony Rodriguez Victor E Rodriguez Fatima Serrano James R Spodarek Bridgeview Rima H Abdelrahim Sabreen M Abuzir Nicole Denello Vito A Dodaro Bayan Elayyan Ali F Fadhli Mateusz K Fafrowicz Teresa S Fierke Nur A Hassan Justyna Jachna Simona Jurcik Hannah Kayyal Zina Kayyal Amber E Klimek Brandy M Lecoure Joon S Lee James R Nagel Cesar Romo Said K Said Thaney K Saleh Zainab S Salah Maybeline N Sandoval Christy M Trend Ivan Z Tumbev Erika Villalobos Coether M Yusuf Burbank Fadi Y Abdelsalam Jenan N Abdelsalam Kelly N Anderson

Daniel M Appel Lauren K Augustine Kellyann M Bandusky Derek Boblak Maria T Brutus Tomasz P Bryjak Michelle Brylewski Michael Cesario Angela D Costea Ashley C Creagh Charles J Dailidonis Shan K Dass Christian Duarte Jerry W Fredette Elzbieta Fudala Paulina Gabrys Edyta M Galik Nuwara Ghouleh Danuta B Godawski Katrina Grande Adam C Guzy Karen M Haleem Eric P Hernandez Piotr A Husi Marta M Jarzabek Rebeeha Khalil Annette Kmiecik Natalia J Kojs Kellie L Kolep Judy T Lesuong Lisa M Mazany Kevin J McGovern Shannon L Milota Agnieszka A Mokrzycka Jeavonna R Munoz Stephanie F Noto Nagieh Omer Tina M Parente Lindsey M Phelan Matthew R Placzkowski Jamie C Pyra Joseph J Quarello Merjan Razick Malgorzata Remiasz Loretta L Sanders Sandra M Saunders Linda Serna Elisabeth A Shinstine Kathryn A Surwillo Tom H Sweiss Magdalena K Szczech Alex W Tomczak Nayelli Trejo Vanessa Vazquez Mariusz Waksmundzki Scott G Webb Safia H Zidan Wai N Lo Calumet Park Phyllis K Clark Eric A Muse Chicago Samantha Anderson Timothy J Anderson Jenny L Barr Heather M Barth Dante L Bernal Terese B Bostick William Carnes Luis Carrillo Sertuche Debbie Alexander A Delgado Nicole G Denison Anthony Duncan Cynthia A Hahn Frederick Harris Erica N Hayes Patricia C Hayes Thomas R Higgins Anthony J Leno Siu N Luk James F Lukos Sarah B Malan Jacquelyn R Mayhew Deon A Mckenzie II Caitlin McNamara Scott C McShane Sean W Milton Jennifer Mitchell Jacqueline C Moore Demetria Mroz Michael D Murphy Philip R Newton Alex Patton

Jarrett Peppers Eric S Pitman Ramon Quiroga Daniel S Radek Charles Roberts Trina Romero-Munoz Tomasz S Rybiarczyk Beatriz Salcedo Marta Skowronska Angel T Smith Michael Solberg Antoine Stewart Randy J Sturm Kimberly A Sula Burke Sullivan Cora A Tassone Willie S Tines Samantha A Travaglini Veronica M Truby Alberto Valadez Jazline I Villar Brian Walsh Sarah M Zieman Chicago Ridge Jackie N Aguinaga Mohammed R Ayyash Danielle E Barnes Asma Y Baste Maggie M Borzecki Jenna M Carroll Ricky Cruz Cecilia Diaz Jessica L Gunderson Michalina Hawryla Theodore J Kuba Elizabeth Merida Jameelah Y Othman Jennifer A Plecki Amal M Sawaed Amy A Seyller Pawel E Skrabacz Ieva Vaitkute Elvina Vidugiryte Amber D Young Adam J Zolnierowicz Cicero Maria Berthiaume Raymond Chavez Athena M Gutierrez Country Club Hills Melanie Sanders Countryside Meghan Curtin Samantha C Marquez Crestwood Thomas J Drewenski Justin L Dzialowy Kelly Hayes Kathleen T Haynes Kelly E Kaleta John M Kot David L Langland Ann M Lennon Nicole A Mazor Nicole L McCain Kayla M McCudden Brian Modschiedler Ellen M Monahan Justin Peters Giovanni Piediscalzi Joseph Rudofski Christi Spayth Samantha Stephens Rebecca N Termunde Janet Tunzi Mitchell Walker Downers Grove Tomika J Cannon Elmhurst Mathew J Vilcek Evergreen Park Jane C Abaravich Audrius C Aleksiunas Abigail Boudreau Lauren Brenza Debra J Carrano Aaron Dobkowski Colleen C Estand Joseph Hampton Kayley M Hogan Michael Hume Jackielou M Juachon Fe M Juachon Zachary B Kahn

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Patrice Tears Lemont Matthew Baetz Chloe Konicki James J Mullen Ross A Ricobene Nada Tomic Andrew G Walker Lockport Melissa A Chatman Paige A Nobis Markham Kyung Palmer Matteson Cina Martin Merrionette Park Kristian T Benig Michael G Galvin Midlothian Mary K Collins Brandon Cramer Bianca M Hull John S Klimczak Valarie T Nowicki Mokena Dang K Huynh Monee Roshawn D Matticx Munster Natalie Chaplin New Lenox Kylie E Bulow Lauren A Cello Lauren C Fletcher Oak Forest Tyler Caprio Chelsea Chiaro Alex D Colangelo Kevin T Deckinga Eric D Hacker Renee Hooten Daniel A Hurley Jennifer L Jalovec Christopher A Krupa Maritza Lopez Rhonda M Nielsen Joseph R Schaberger Stephanie Staudohar Oak Lawn Johaza Adan Nafeesah Akel Joseph M Alagna Dina Alani Kathrine E Banas Robert F Bandemer Mark A Berezewski Kyle M Bowen Kenneth Bringe Michael R Caulfield Arturo Chavez Michelle Chlebek Justyna K Ciechonska Stephanie A Claussen Kelly K Clifton Danielle Dace Ronald M Dehaan Leslie A Dommer Molly E Duckwall Hannah Dunlap Rhonda A Farrell Steven R Faye Katie Felton Rebecca L Gacek Jori L Gillen Lisa Gorney Kelly T Hughes Paola Huitron Manar B Ishwait Michael Johanek William Kalant Peter Keane Brittany J Kearney Aaron J Keenan Suher Khalil Michael Klimek Joseph M Klis Thomas P Klis Allan M Kranzusch John M Krejczyk Cheuk Wai Lam Colleen Larkin Joongho Lee Bonnie Lesnicki Richard M Lewis Andrea Lopez Simona Maftei Arely Martinez Patrick J McVeagh Steven J Merva Daniel C Miranda Nicholas E Mitchell Karyn Murphy Tyya C Nathaniel Melissa Neumann Kaitlyn K Orloff Stephanie L O’Sullivan

Melissa Pauliks Korrine E Perez Alina Petrauskaite Thomas J Quinlan Aldo Quinones Manal H Rafati Colleen M Reutter Carlos R Rodriguez Amy A Schiesl Samantha J Schmidt Levi B Sloan John J Smith Allison C Stabosz Anthony D Stafford Kelly A Stafford Kaleb E Strothman Marissa Swan Thomas Taglioli Telson Thomas Daniel J Thompson Jose J Tiscareno Kelly P Toms Yvonne Turner Caitlin A Twomey Amanda A Vargas Amanda T Widen Katie A Wulff Rosita Yassin Danielle M Zalesny Jawan R Zeidan Rudy J Vidinhouede Orland Hills Cameron A Banda Tom W Beltz David H Cesario Scott J Conrad John Cruz Jennefer I Dodson Jonathon D Ennesser Ryan A Finn Daniel Garza Erkan Gocmen David A Iskandar Christina N Karalis Ahmad T Khreisheh Colleen A Lally Anne C Lyons Joseph M O’Farrell Monabahen A Patel Stephanie Perez Alan J Ruiz Razan Salama Amy M Schmitt Taylor L Smith Carrie A Ternand Orland Park Abdulkareem J Abuzir Kevin Ade Alicia Alejandre Maha J Ali Patricia Anderson Ramsey Baya Rebecca A Beyer Jennifer Binkowski David M Bowie Sean J Bowie Kayla Bradley Jennifer L Brandau Catherine R Brilando John Brtis Keith P Cain Sarah A Capodagli Ana L Cardoso Brianda Cazares Michael S Charles Keith L Coppens Rebecca Deangelis Karissa Degraaf Benjamin Driver Daniel Driver Ogechi C Emechebe Joseph R Eminger Ryan F Figura Valentina Filipaj Dennis Garcia Sarnai Gongor Elisa M Gonzalez Jonathan Grannan Melanie Groeper Elizabeth J Gut Lauren T Hagy Ahmad M Hamadeh Tyler Hansen John D Harris Crystal Heiden Jennifer M Hendel Michael B Hendrickson Michael Hoye Que Huynh Aimee M Karstens Samantha C Keil Majed H Khalil Kyle A Korkus Kelsey A Kotwasinski Daniel Kowalczyk Allison M Kurcz

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Rebecca A Williams Mitsuko C Yofune Palos Park Julie Adams Megan Davis Michael Joseph Jordan P Marx Vicky Miller Steven Murphy Saba Ottman Stanislaw Rapciak Michael E Schneider Royce A Thomas Jamie Ziga River Grove Quincy A Asbury Robbins Bianca M Dorsey Krystal D Holmes Jamila N Williams Romeoville Bao Vo Schaumburg Anthony V Cutrone Stickney Bernadetta K Czaja Dagmara Kolasa Stone Park Angel B Hernandez Summit Fernando De Anda William A Dinon Miguel A Farias Rolando Gonzalez Shaina Janeczko Rebecca A Kijanowski Victoria Lara Mary T Menocci Amanda M Monarrez Christina Ojeda Lisa M Romero Judith L Solis Tinley Park Reena Alexander Walla S Allan Samantha L Begeske Erica E Berg Amber Biesadecki Erika A Brasewicz Hillary Carroll Rachel A Carter David J Chadek Jacqueline A Cole Michael J Darcy Azel A Dizon Nicole H Emmett Kathleen A Farrell Amanda M Freeston Adam D Gabrys Maria M Garcia Becca A Gervais Anthony S Giliberto Michelle E Godwin Gary M Grenda Ashley Grigaliunas Jacquleyne C Guerrero Daniel I Gulli Marie E Hammond James R Hansen Janet M Heine Eric E Herrera David A Huffman Betty Ilic Sylvia D James Neal R Jankowski Sarah A Kischkel Julie Knippen Jessica M Komperda Oxana LadvaronovaDuffy Liam A Laroche Megan Lonergan Sharon N Lynch Matthew J Majchrowicz Megan Malzone Ann M McGuire Michele J Merino Nahiel F Mulhem Terry Parker Zachary T Pattenaude Melad K Qodsi Jose Saldivar Norin Serapio Michelle Siears Heather A Smurzynski Ugis H Staehlin Douglas A Stapleton Brett Steinbach Megan M Stevenson Gina L Tenuta Kara N Thompson Daniel R Townsend Julie T Tran Shannon M Tuttle Lindsey M Ucki

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Fall 2011 MVCC President’s Achievement List To be eligible for the President’s List for a given semester, students must earn credit in at least nine credit hours of college credit courses which count toward a certificate or a degree. Students who meet the eligibility requirements and earn at least a 3.75 grade point average (excluding developmental courses) will be named to the President’s List. “D,” “F,” or “I” grades will exclude a student from qualifying for the President’s List. Alsip Daisy Barraza Katie Bein Edwin Bekoe Jessica A Campagna Lucille V Castro Georgina Corona Doris O Fandohan Darlene S Files Kevin Gaughan Richard S Grazioli Mika Hampson Carly Harte Donna M Heggs Christopher J Hepp Isam B Hindia Beverly B Hofer Nicole M Ithal Don J King Amber M Knoll Amy M Kostelny Kyle Kukulski Ashley Linstra Amy Lisak Lissette Lucero Brien P Maloney Kevin A Mandru Michael W McMahon Jamie Messina Nicole C Meyer Jonathan Michalik Brian J Murray Ashley Nelson Daniel M Novak Arthur S Petzel Melissa Pioth Amber Puchalski Ryan A Ratkowski Jonilyn A Regacho Erin M Royce Mary Schofield Deanna C Sroka Andrew S Szewczyk Danielle N Travis Jennifer L Vazquez Arlington Heights Georgi Mircher Batavia MahugnonH Gbegan Frank E Smogur Bedford Park Erin A Kenny Bellwood Donna J Brown Berwyn Kevin J Krylowski Jerry Marzullo Nicole Gleason Blue Island Stephanie D Arendt Ashley Brudek Luis A Cajero Mario Cazares Andrea ContrerasTibstra Victor M Diaz Laura Duncan David R Etherton John M Friend Mark T Hogan Sarai C Iniguez Reshona Landfair Rogelio Loya Tommy Marcus Cristy Martinez Yesenia Mendez Enrique Meza Anna M Morfoot Lisa M Hecht O’Connor Marc Ramos Christina Rauwolf Isabel H Reyes Laura A Richardella Ann Wisch Matthew E Wisinski Shelly C Zook Bolingbrook Edyta Brenska Justin Vangiesen Bridgeview Hanin Ahmad Iman Ahmad Saleh Y Ali Hedaya Arabi

Michael A Bania Stanley A Bania Geovanna Calderon Guillermo Calderon Jeff T Caster Sandra D Coffey Samantha Coker Thomas M Costello Ashton Crivellone Sonja R Darmstaedter Kimberlee Depke Tamer M Dissi Brian A Eick Nahed Elayyan Iyeey Flores Stephanie Guerrero Donna M Hubiak Ida A Hussein Abeer Jaber Manar W Jaber Joann Jamrych Jolanta M Kalemba Ashley Kolalis Deborah L Kuligowski Kevin M Leyendecker John G London Katarzyna M Marek Stephen M Otten Raed Oweisi Abdul Razick Allan Russo Neda S Safadi Abeer S Saleh Mohamed Salem Kelly Suarez Caitlin A Thompson Manuel Villarreal Timothy A Willis Joanna Wojtecka Brookfield Ryan E Sikorski Bryan Valenta Burbank Hossam K Aboukier Tamara R Arnold Alfred F Aubin Nicole M Baffin Elizabeth Barrera Kristen R Blum Michelle Bonilla Ewa T Bryjak Joseph M Bzdyk Jorge Cahue Nellie Y Carrillo Angela T Cesario Ramona Cison Stephanie M Colletti Dariusz K Dachowski David W Dalzell Samantha L Dalzell Stephanie K Dalzell Lindsay A Diaferia Jesus A Duarte Christine I Favela Elliott Feliciano Joseph J Fredrick Daniel J Freund Terrence M Gamboa Maria Garces Malgorzata M Glod Katie Gonzales Daniel Guzy Manal O Hamdan Jennifer M Hecker Oscar Hernandez Ronald M Kaczmarek Robert L Karpiel Mariam H Khanani Stanislaw J Kij Lauren B Knight Kinga Kopec Grzegorz Kopec Wojciech Kopec Cynthia M Kosiek Samantha M Koziol Edyta Labuda John P Lally Abel Landeros Keng Lin Efren Macarayo Rocio Macias Jose A Magana Ermis O Maldonado Jose A Martinez

Aaron Martinez Juana M MartinezMunoz Michael D McClory Izabela D Mikolajczyk Margaret A Miller Ewelina K Morawski Jill Mulligan June E Mulligan Sandra Nunez Lorena C Olson Jay Patel Krzysztof Ptak Ryan A Quick Anna Radecka Kimberly A Radowicz Humberto Rios Jennifer M Robinson Marek Sadelski Omar J Safadi Martha I Segura Manal A Shehadeh Aneta Smalec Stanislaw Smalec Monika A Solomacha Matthew M Staszel Zachary K Swiec Lukasz K Szczesniak Marek A Szczesniak Edyta Szpernoga Han Y Tien Daniel J Tovar Jake R Wilke Christina E Wilson Sylvia M Wrobel Laura T Zamora Izabela I Zlotkiewicz Justine Zolnierczyk Burr Ridge Tim Banks Calumet City Tansy Hardimon Brandon Jefferson Demetrius Perkins Calumet Park Amanda C Harris Raymond R Harris Dwan V Stevens Maiisha M Thomas Carol Stream Michele D Glinsey Chicago Michael Acevedo Gregory Adams John Aguilera Suleiman Aljazi Carlos P Aparicio Marcin Bachulski Denise Banda Lorenzo Barnett Timothy Bellettiere Alexandre Bernard Shannon M Blameuser Rachel Brown Ayesha E Bynum Frenz Cabagnot Irma Cabral Megan Cagney-Kledzinski Nick Cannella Rene Carrasco Maurice Carter Kelsea A Caruso Dawn M Johnstone Casper Wing M Chan Yu T Cheung Justyna Ciezobka Isidro Corral Juan Covarrubias Timothy J Crawford Jenny Cruz Sergio De La Torre Vanessa Diaz Yazmin Dorantes Edwin Drowns Emily Dunleavy Raymond Elder Michael Fern Patrick Fitzpatrick Kimberly C FlowersWatson Charles E Gaines Juan A Gonzalez

Philip M Gonzales Bernard C Goss Richard A Graczyk Anthony J Graffeo Kevin Grand Shavonne Greer Joseph A Guarascio Justin Hadad Hilweh A Hamideh Melanie Hampton Katherine I Heffelfinger Timothy J Holtz Michael K Howley Brandon L Igunbor Paul Jimos Shanekwa Johnston Theresa M Jones Michael A Kelley Katarzyna M Kepkowska Joanna A Kopytek Joseph L Kramer Matthew W Maclagan Erica Madkins Shannon K Majka Daniel W Malone Hector D Martinez Keith McCarter Darlene C McCord Cametia Middleton Natsha Mosley Lindsey L Mulrenin Joseph A Murphy Jaime Nunez William P O’Connor James M O’Donnell Charles Otto Jr. Jeffrey Pasqua Carlos D Pedroza Monica V Pelayo Valer A Pietreanu Piotr Pisarczyk Ruben Prado Richard P Reinhart Kelly Rice Ryan D Rieger Dave Rivera Sergio Rodriguez Ivan Romo Dana M Rosas Ivan Salva Matthew Schaible Tracey Sherrod Glenn J Short William E Short Kyle Simon Richard Smith Manuel Soto Rudolph W Soto Kevin E Stepanek Joseph Strowder April Susmarski Jonathan Taylor Jose L Torres Brian T Tremaine Joseph J Tunno Richard D Vasquez Ricardo Vazquez Ilyse M Wagner Aaron Williams Kevin Wirtz Anna Zamolewicz Chicago Heights Christopher Moore Arthur T Pressley Chicago Ridge Ryan R Aasen Mohammed J Abualia Luis Arandia Matthew J Balouris Erin L Bergdahl Justyna Bizub Joseph Borowicz Carol L Buckley Stacey Corso Mike E Fredericksen Daniel A Garza Carrie L Greene Widad Hussein Bret E Jefferies Adam Lindquist Patricia L Loher Aurora J Melnyk Michael J Plecki Andrew Reichard Lizabeth Richardson Phillip M Rogers Brittany R Schleyer Maria K Solawa Cody D Stang Timothy D Stevens Krzysztof Studnicki Claude Weinert Sin M Wong Stacy M Zenner Cicero Adrian J Contreras

Robert J Mulac Michael Wolff Clarendon Hills Catherine N Taylor Alexander Taylor Country Club Hills Antonio Nocentelli Countryside Matthew R Lovelace Crest Hill Joseph J Krickhahn Crestwood Daniel Brand Theresa M Connolly Alexius T Cornelio Joseph L Dzialowy Delight K Gallano Michael A Geremia James A Jezierski Carolyn M Kata Kathleen M Mann Kelly Stephen M Krause Nicole J Lennon Michael J Miller Elisabeth J Miwa Rachel L Miwa Michael S Murphy Rebecca R Nelson Samuel Orengo Kelly M Paleczny Hardik K Patel Mark S Peterson James Peterson Jessica L Pinkston Katelyn S Rogge Richard C Rogge William N Ruddick Juan L Ruiz Kaitlin Scapardine Laura M Schlomas Jessica Scott Marykathleen Serratore Rich Stasiak Edward J Sullivan Ann N Supalla Diane F Ulasich Candace M Vezinaw Natalie E Walker Kathleen E Webb Alissa Widlacki Darien Aaron T Lopez Des Plains Paul Liboy Downers Grove Kevin Andreuccetti Elmwood Park George Arvton Adam S Flores Evergreen Park Daniel M Barrera Matthew R Dumais Raeann Griffin Shaquetta N Brown Kevin A Buscemi Mary A Caraher Frank J Carnivele Vincent P Cericola Ho Fai Ivan Chow Lucas Ciciora Kristopher Corbin Kevin W Corley Betsy R Cozzie Rebecca W Cudecki Daniel J Dilley Ingrid M Doering Melanie L Donovan Kristi L Elvidge Patrick J Evoy Kimberley E Fish Maureen C Galazkiewicz Nicole M Haywood Morgan Ingersoll Brandon Kozlarek William M Leubscher Katherine E Lurquin Amanda C Malloy Eduardo Marmolejo Holly J Mayhew Patrick McCarthy Nicole McKeating Jacqueline Mrozek Jane C Murray William M O’Donnell William R O’Sullivan Dominique M Panosh Natalie A Ross May I Salman Lamar Sanders Julie Schultz Samantha A Simon Laura E Stewart Theresa A Urchell William T Vassios Jessica R Welcome Jacqueline Mrozek

Forest Park Charles Spears Frankfort Jeff Carrero William J Greer Kathryn Rosa Garden Homes Christina A Cecchini Harvey Jamie Short Hazel Crest Darryl A Torry Hickory Hills Ayse B Alahmadi Haneen T Ammar Evangelia Barkonikos Rebecca E Carlstrom Theresa M Ellison Daniel K Evoy Samantha A Fox Deborah Frederick Angelica C Gervasio Osamah Ghuneim Yasmeen W Hamarshah Heather Hughes Timothy Hughes Hajer Ibrahim Raymond R Johnson Moon J Jung Katarzyna Kolacz Jonathan J Kral Joanna E Kuras Richard W Lauth Marcel Maola Christian Marquez Marco A Munoz Truc-Giang L Nguyen Erin E O’Connor Paula Olszewska Nick E Padilla Anthony Pietruszynski Dan J Rhode Ismael Salazar Frank Sambucaro Basheer Shahbain Mahmudiye Sidor Yaser T Sublaban Pawel J Such Aurora J Suges Alicja M Szaflarska Beata M Szaflarska Kyle Thorpe Nicholas P Valentine Lauren A Vollinger Rebecca D Wieczorek Emiley M Wimmer Tony Wolfinger Wai F Wong Liang Xu Mutasim I Yousef Edgar Zavala Hillside Jaime Escamilla Hoffman Estates Brent S O’Hearn Homer Glen Michelle Bernecker Teresa Czerwien Lauren Hunt Brian V Lambert Maribeth Novak Jonathan R Turcich Zachary Yaeger Hometown Johnson C Chan Ryan P Collins Nicole Dresden Jennifer Dresden Brianna L Ensminger Megan R Furtak David M Gasca William Henning Amy Johnson Brian P Kane Steven Laporte Rachel L Levitt Karen L Lopez James J Mallek Emeelenee Monzon Samantha Powers Homewood Meghan Groth Emily P Hamilton Katrina J Kenady Joliet Kenneth Burrell Justice Anna E Bobrowski Aneta Borm Radhika Chimata Christy T Coffey Melanie L Eckberg Jonathan G Gilmore Patrycja Guza Alaa Y Hasan Krissy H Heabel

Jonathan J Janisch Tony Johnson Jasdip Kaur Gary T King Rebecca M Klomp Teresa Lacniak James M Lave Gina L Leahy Karolina A Ligas Bernadeta I Malczewski Kyle P McLaughlin Alex C Ohlson Christopher Reyes Julie Richer Angelika D Rozek Alexandria M Rumsa Anna A Rus Ajshe M Sawyer Veronica J Slazas Wojciech Stefaniak Wioleta Szeliga Joshua A Szopinski LaGrange Miracle Everett Lansing Anthony Benignetti Michael D Jones Lemont Lina Finwall Todd Medley Lisle Charles R Glassford Thomas J Robertson Lockport Rebecca Smith Lombard Charise M Aviles Jordan Shaffer Loves Park Todd Bruder Lynwood Torrence Donnerson Manteno Russell D Allee Markham Samantha M Garcia Kandah Hughes Monique Woods Matteson Reginald A Moore Maywood Erica Jones McHenry Trevor J Prather Melrose Park Ramon C Navarro Merionette Park Setondji A Gbegan Amanda Ramos Alyssa J Saterfield Midlothian Jason E Bencik Kenneth M Daliege Gary Hansen Anna Kendrat Sara A Seeber Mokena Linda M Michalak Montgomery James R Manley Morris Scott Evans Naperville Steven McCreedy New Lenox Jennifer A Brennan Michael H Suggett Norridge Aracelis Gotay Gregory Kulasa Dariusz Wlodkowski Nottingham Park Jorge Cortez Oak Forest Mary R Boblie Georgina A Fink Timothy P Gagen Jacquelyn D Gilles Lindsey Jones Krystyn L Katsibubas Denise Lozano Derick J Manliclic Richard D Nowak Donald M Pasqua Giovanni A Passarelli Alyssa Prucak Elizabeth K Quinn Eric J Rogala Jule Sandoval Yvette Saucedo Darias D Skiedra Jennifer Spreadbury Clare L Stuber Damian Tucker Oak Lawn Tariq Abdelqader

Linda Abour Ali Y Al-Sahili Rabah S Alaiwi Sarah R Anderson Paul E Antczak Mantas Balakas Grzegorz Bednarz Edvinas Berezniovas Miriam Bernal Brianne B Beyer Mark A Bitner Nicole L Bracken Guadalupe Buttliere Kristin E Byland Allison R Cameron Alfredo A Campos Veronica Canseco Katherine T Champlain Alexandra M Chesna Tin-Kai Chow Katarzyna M Ciszek Margaret Collins Alexander A Connelly Kristyn M Contreras Angela C Cottrell Angela Danaher Amanda K Demas Brian J Dennis Colleen Dennis Michael R Dinkel Paul J Dobias Jeanne Dohm Leann M Dommer Edward T Egan Jinan Elayyan Loubna Elhoumaidi Rena M Elyyan Wafaa O Elzibak Guillermo A Escobar Yasmine Espinosa Joseph J Faxel Michael Finn Thomas J Foss Michael Gacek Jorge Garza Samantha F Gierut Nicolette S Gierut Nancy J Gill Rafael Gonzalez Heba Hamdan Matthew N Harland Linsey N Heimann Lauren M Heimann Patrick D Henneberry Remal S Hindi Rebecca Hunter Kathleen Jantz Christina Johanek Kevin J Kamenjarin Helen L Kametas Georgia Kastros John Kelly Kessy A Kesner Ahmed Khorshid Paul H Kioltyka Christopher Klinger Malgorzata Kubasik Benjamin T Kunst Jeff Kurysz Anna M Lach Nicholas J Lampos Thomas D Landvogt Aneta A Lasak Trang Le Megan M Lehocky Shing Yue Leung Stephanie A Lewis Sarah S Louis Jennifer A Luckey Daniel L Lyons Niamh K MahonArthurs Natalie A Maka John F Maleady Anna I Marczewska Amy E Martin Layla M Master Barbara E Master Michael Matanic Tiffany M Matthis Jessica E Mazur William G McGill Christine M McGovern April A Medinger Mahmud J Mohammad Constance Molloy Fada M Morrar Richard K Mossman Julia M Mueller Sana A Munshi Aubrey Murphy Charly A Murphy Sean M Nash Kathleen Needham Rebecca E Nelson

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theglacier President| from page 5 Matthew J Nolan Marta Obrochta Shannon L Ott Matthew Pacella Kathleen M Palacios James V Parquette Rebecca Pecura Katelyn Peters David L Phillips Veronica D Popp Nicole Styczynski Puchalski Kevin J Quinn Joanna Radecka Sophia Reyes Mary T Ryan Maura Ryan Ewa Ryzewska Verenice Sanchez Bryan E Schapiro Juli Schergen Jessica L Schroeder Rema Sheikah Kevin Silder Kyle V Singer Olga I Skrzypek Pamela N Sorrentino Anthony C Spicuzza Michael P Stevens Candace A Stillwell Joan Strainis Maureen B Strandquist Amanda M Sutkus Ashley Sutton Haylee B Swanson Jeny Tan Charles E Thompson Mustafa W Turshan Yazen W Turshan Aaron Urbano Marisol Vega Kayla A Vicik Tri K Vo Kimberly Volland Magdalena Walkosz-Strzelec Kara M Warzecha Brian K Williams Sarah J Wilson Susan P Wilson Allison M Wodek Amanda G Wojcik

News  —  March 25, 2011 Jorge A Zaldivar Shelly Zapasaik Tulia D Zapata Eric Zupevec Opelika Byung G Park Orland Hills Sami M Abdelrahim Peter Agudelo Karrie Benda Jennifer M Clavio Christopher D Cruz Samantha M Dahshan James C Gutierrez Tracy N Harrison Kayla Holden Jennifer Lagowski Jasmin E Lassere Lisa D Lowery Renee L Medel-Banda Eva G Mendez Ryan E Mlynski Nicole E Paluch Alexander S Papak Daniel J Powers Vincent T Ricobene Erikas Sineokis Jason E Sinovich Eric B Smith Alicja K Szczepanik Christina M Troost James Villegas Austin Wallace Laura Wolske Stephanie Wrobel Peter C Yi Stanislaw Zdanewicz Orland Park Shurook H Abdeljaber Sara H Abdulrasoul Amal J Ali Nisreen Amir Valerie L Armbruster Afrodita Avmedoska Bridget A Baldwin Kalynn Banks Ryan W Bedillion Meredith C Bemann Gregory E Bies Katelyn P Blair

Remi Bloze Eric Boyle John R Boyle Samantha E Brown Jillian F Bulthuis Edward J Butkus Noah A Catalano Douaa M Chehade Grant E Chessman Dale A Cizek Ashley M Currie Arene J Dababneh Reem I Dababneh Brianna M Danta Ryan P Davis Suzanne J Deboer Janet L Deboer Damon Degrane Allen C Dilallo Karrie Dineen Maggie V Dolan Jessica Driver Alyssa B Dunn Jessica M Egan Dina Emlund James S Emmett Ross G Enyart Haneen A Ewidah Nicole Fifer Richard M Finn Rick D Franceschina Kunal Gandhi Michele R Gianakas Dana M Giragosian Alanna L Glomb Kurt G Glomb Agata Golas Viviana A Gonzalez James Grannan Thomas K Grudowski Linda K Gruette Lauren A Guilfoyle David M Halstead Michael R Hansen Theresa Hehner Michael D Hencinski Clarice Hopman Lauren N Hoye Therese Hurley Przemyslaw Ilczyk

Rosalyn Isenman Mona M Khalil Jason M King Mary E King Kari M Kirk Brandon C Kirkilas Gina Koszulinski Brett Krivich Ryan T Kuecher Alanna M Kulovitz Nathalie Kuzlik Ashley L Kwiecien Grace Kwon Brittney Lampinen So Y Lee Jamie M Leone Gary E Lind Joshua Long Jeremy J Longhi Shannon Ludwig Thomas R Ludwig Lauren Malfeo Ahmad Mansour Michael P Margetis Nicole C Marshalek Rana Masood Moira E McAuliffe John McGuire Rachel N McHugh Gregory M Meyer Lissette Mora Cortney L Morris Tracy O Mulhausen Debra A Nason Donald Netzel Jeffrey Niedbalec Amy L Niewiadomski Gretchen Nonog Buthina Nouri Ian S Nye Hugh O’Donnell Katy L O’Malley Chynna M Orellana Elizabeth Orth Eric J Osier Gennaro Paolella Beth L Pattee Polly A Pellicer Alexander J Petersen

Cesserline Pham Kimberly A Pikel Maria C Pittos Katie A Pope William R Presley Thomas M Pruim Ryan Radloff Misael Ramirez Vanessa Ramirez Sheila A Ramos Jason N Rogers Jonathan L Rogers Maria Romero Timothy Rousek Nesreen J Sadi Amane N Salem Dina Salem Debra L Samahon April M Seef Karen Seper Bindu R Shah Reena D Shah Patrick M Sharkey Christopher M Sheffner Sean M Shemerdiak Param R Singh Matthew J Siroky Donald J Small Danielle Strejc Craig J Sweet Jeremiah Szlaga Riyad Taha Ijka D Teruel Hoai P Thai Fatat Turkmani Michael Tzavaras Krista P Uppstad David J Valauskas Evan M Veith Angela Voogt Carrie A Votteler Stephany T Walsh Sebastian D Wasilewski Laura N Whiteford Olivia S Wolniak Agata Wrobel Mohammad Y Yassin Sam Zureikat Palatine Brian Camarata

Palos Heights Bianca Barreda Kimberly A Bauer Lynsey C Beckett Kristen Bern Barrett B Burke Sean P Collins Daniel M Davis Alyssa A Deming Alex J Duran Navahcia L Edwards Rebecca Follenweider Steven Follenweider Janet E Gatz Lindsey A Heffron Andrew S Hein Joseph A Hlevyack Daniel P Hopkins Paul F Jankowski Evelina Janusauskaite Indre Jucys Gary R Kempf Rachel A Kenney Heu Y Kim Agne Maskoliunaite Brendan Murphy Brian W Murphy Megan A O’Connor Steven E Pusko Tania H Schultz Alyson Singer Michelle M Singer Patricia E Smith Colleen T Soppet John M Spanczak April M Staack Katie Stacy Elizabeth M Toth Irena Vaitkevicius Edward Yerkes Palos Hills Jinyoung Ahn Jung H Ahn Chak K Au Laura Bartnikaite Amartuya Batbold Annmarie Bilonic Barbara L Bonaguro Dale R Brown Donelle R Brown

Kamil T Buczek Osayd Buirat Lai S Cheng Ho Yin Choi Chi Hang Chong Miranda L Connor Michael P Coughlin Ciesea Creekmur Scott Czarnik Lidia K Czekaj Dziugas Dainys Rana M Darwish Daiva Dauparas Angelo Doulas Sabina J Drozdz Weronika Fryzlewicz Johnny R Garcia Allison M Garza Elizabeth A Gigler Ruta Grabauskaite Gina M Guarino Michelle C Guerrero Charles A Hackney Ann M Hamberg Kimberly M Healy Alejandra Hernandez Aisha Ismail Tomas Janulevicius Jeanine Jibawi Cathy E Ju Thaddeus D Jukic Sang M Kang Mark C Kleefisch Bartlomiej Kott Jamie W Kucharski Stephen M Kurek Deanna M Kurzydlo Rachel M Lebensorger Eunyoung Lee Junho Lee Dana L Lenckus Gina Livigni Kinga Macura Elizabeth M Majerczyk Nicole Manfredini Raimonda S Miknius Dorothy Mikos Karolina J Milan Jerome Miller

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March 25, 2011  —  News

Dream come true donations Dig through the closets, and pull out “gently” used prom and bridesmaid dresses to donate to Moraine Valley Community College’s Dream Come True Project. The dresses will be given away free of charge to local high school girls on Saturday, April 2, from 8 to 11 a.m., in the Fogelson Theater lobby, Building T, on campus, 9000 W. College Pkwy, Palos Hills. Dresses of all styles and sizes that are in good condition will be accepted. Shoes, purses, jewelry, and other accessories also will be accepted. Donations can be brought to the Multicultural Student Affairs Department in Room 201, on the second floor of Building S, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. The Dream Come True Project is an event for the college’s Women’s History Month celebration and is sponsored by the Celebrating Diversity Task Group. For more information about making a donation, call Veronica Wade at (708) 974-5475. Moraine Valley hosting early childhood conference Teachers, social workers, counselors, and parents who work with infants through third grade children should attend the “Hopeful Tomorrows Start With the Early Childhood Conference” at Moraine Valley Community College on Saturday, March 26, from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The conference will be in the Moraine Business and Conference

Center, on campus, 9000 W. College Pkwy., Palos Hills. The cost to attend is $50 and includes a continental breakfast. For more information, contact the college’s Workforce Development and Community Services Department at (708) 974-5735 or Moraine Valley receives monetary award for “greening” their curriculum Moraine Valley Community College is the recipient of a $500 award from the Pearson Higher Education Sustainable Solutions Fund for the college’s “Greening Your Curriculum Faculty Professional Development Program.” The award letter included the comment, “What impressed us about your program is its unique and thorough approach to propagating sustainability awareness. The impact of Greening Your Curriculum on the faculty is evident through the many testimonials included in the application.” An example the Fund cited was, “In the past I have taught students about global warming, habitat destruction, etc. and often they have complained about how depressing it is, that they can’t do anything about it. Now I have solutions for them to use!” Moraine Valley was chosen for the award among more than 50 applicants. The money will be used to continue expanding the programs’ scope and educating more faculty.

Resource Fair and Business Expo On Thursday, April 7 from 8 a.m.3 p.m. Moraine Valley will host the Resource Fair and Business Expo in Building M’s Moraine Business and Conference Center. During Breakfast, Director of Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunities Waren Ribley will speak. During Lunch, Cook County Board President will speak. The Resource Fair and Business Expo is a one-stop resource to gather information and funding opportunities available through state, county, federal and not-for-profit agencies. Tickets cost $20 and includes continental breakfast, buffet lunch, keynote speakers, seminars and access to information on programs and available funding for businesses. Ideal for representatives from manufacturing, service, retail, entrepreneurs, not-forprofit agencies, chambers, municipalities and more. For more information, contact (708) 974-5690 or The Invisible Children Join Moraine Valley on Tuesday, March 29 in S-117A and B to see the Invisible Children. The Invisible Children is a nongovernmental organiaztion presenting a movie and presentation about east Africa’s conflicts are the harm on children. This event is presented by the Global Education Department, Action/ Social Political Empowerment Club &


international Women’s Club. Got Talent? Show us what you got! Moraine Valley is searching for its most talented students and staff. There are no limits to what you can showcase-well, alsmost. Whether it’s playing an original song o the guitar, singing a solo, juggling, or dancing-we want to see it! Audition’s for Moraine Valley’s Got Talent are Wednesday and Thursday APril 6 and 7 at 1 p.m. in Building U. The Following rounds will be held every Wendesday and Thursday in APril 1 at 1 p.m. For more information, contact Student life at (708) 974-5717 or Scott Walker: Awake in the Land of Dreams In the U Building gallery on Tuesday, March 29 there will be a reception for the new gallery show, “Scott Walker: Awake in the Land of Dreams.“ The installation piece features sound and paper collages by student Anthony Cox, celebrating American Labor history. Moraine Valley to host medical presentation on lung cancer Moraine Valley Community College will host a Medical Education Series presentation on “Current Status of Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention of Lung Cancer” from 7 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13, in the college’s Dorothy Menker Theater in the Fine and Performing Arts Center, 9000 W. College Pkwy., Palos Hills. The event is co-sponsored by Northwestern Memorial Hospital and is free and open to the public. For more information call Leann Murphy at (708) 608-4039 or e-mail her at For news media inquiries contact Maura Vizza, Moraine Valley public relations generalist, at (708) 974-5742 or

Dean| from page 4 Jeffrey S Vail Micah J Vanbruggen Anthony O Viloria Corinne M Vos Megan L Waltman Jenoa D Washmon Sarah J Waters Willow Springs Adam S Marbes Woodridge Austin K Modisette Worth Gokce Bali Robert A Ceresero Christopher C Diaz Laima Dudaviciute Dan J Gonzales Kathryn Jeffcoat Candi L Justynski Amanda C Kanton Ashley T Kats Ji U Lee Carina Lopez Elaine Ostrowski Natalia C Peralta Mat Pristave Matthew J Shaughnessy Erica E Velasquez Kamil K Zolnik


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Jin H Moon Rainald G Mungongo Jihan J Museitef Rodrigo Narciso Tammy Ng Allison M O’Connor Elizabeth O’Connor Wakana Ogasawara Joanna Paluch Keun Y Park Christopher Patino Michal Pawlowski Svetlana M Petrov Sarah E Pijus Kathryn M Price Dean J Priovolos Joseph Riggi Kevin Robinson Maria L Rodriguez Erik Rorstrom Renee T Rubinelli Katelynn T Russell Loredana Russo Muhammad A Saeed Zaneta P Sala Erika L Serna Jennifer R Shelton Brian E Szekeres Danielle Szykowny Carly R Thanos Corinne D Tomkins Shelley A Vanwitzenburg Christine A Wojcik Joanna Wojdyla Patrycja K Wojewoda Hiu Lo Wong Ka Ching Wong Povilas Zakarauskas Tony J Zubek Palos Park Samantha Ally Alec Antonelli Aneta Bednarz Elmira Behrens Elizeth Benitez Mark J Biernacki Denise Blaszczyk Carrie J Bregar Christina B Ciciora Erica A Dellenbach Emily A Englander Yuliya V Gintila Brendan Hodges Ronni Ibrahim Jessica D Jager Lacee Kallemeyn Lindsay T Latanski Jessica M Lickus Cassandra McEllen Antonio Navarrete John J Nickas Mary E O’Connor Shane T Olson Amanda N Pendola Ashley L Shares Eric C Swanson Dave Walker Park Ridge Ryan Harrison Daniel Lakowski Peotone Maria Rejowski Riverdale Rita Carlisle River Grove Frank Calistro Timothy J Nicol Riverside Dennis Farnham Robbins George L Brewton Tyrone B Harris Chanel L McCormick Crystal R Wilkinson Romeoville Phuong T Nguyen South Elgin Joe Dony South Holland Faison T Watson Stickney Lisa A Bargle Streamwood Anthony Laporta Summit Audrey M Baricovich Sandra Cortez Yesenia Flores David Gutierrez Maribel Herrada Lisa A Kosowski Sylvia P Kowal Kyle M Long Lisa Madonia Michelle Manjarrez Rogelio Padilla Tinley Park Teo Abrego Neda Abusumayah

Mariam A Adi Leah Athy Stacey Augle Paige Bajenski Kathy M Baran Anthony Barkhoff Taylor Bergunder Timothy M Bessler Adam J Bienemann David J Blake Greg J Blaszczyk Catherine R Bobbitt Maria E Bothwell Nicole Canter Dan J Ceko Jaclyn A Choragwicki Katelyn J Condreva Jessica A Cotter Tabatha Crane Amina Dahleh Zachary Dahlman Kerilynn Deegan Mark R Dehaan Stacy L Deluca Kylie Doorn James Dunford Mackenzie L Dye Kate R Ebner Mohamed A Esily Katherine Fawkes Colleen P Fitzgerald Timothy R Gena Allison J Ghilardi Dana Gibbons Leslie Girdick Paul J Good Victoria M Guest Michele E Henkelman Julie M Howes Katie A Huffman Paulina Kaczmarczyk Jodi L Kaminecki Brianne Kapala Joanne E Kim Nicolette M Kimmel Mark Kircher Valerie L Kirchner Daniel J Klinker Mary K Klockowski Matthew R Kuchay Pat Kueltzo Jacqueline Lambert Michael V Larson Meghan Lennhardt Brandon M Lindemulder Jessica A Los William R Lucio Ian McCune Lillianna A Medina Hasan Mezyed Ruth Miller Michelle Mullen Christopher A Munoz William J Murray Laura R Nelin Christine A Nelson Samantha C Nichols Kathleen Patzkowsky Gabriela J Perez David R Piejko Frank A Pilipauskas April L Pyter Justin P Rentner Casey M Richter Lucas V Roat Nicolette Salinas Robert J Senow Brian Sherry Kathleen J Smith Kayla Smith Jonathan Spathelf Erica K Spiess Fatima S Thalji Charles Thomas John C Thomson Caitlin A Town Michael M Tran David S Vaclav Kaylee J Vandervelde Jennifer Vogan Mark A Wasag Mark Weissmann Justin Weldon Olivia E Widen Margaret Wojdyla Cassandra M Zielke Eric S Zukowski Valparaiso Rafael Chavez Vernon Hills Ricardo A Delavega Villa Park Sabina Murtaza West Dundee Richard Garcia Westchester Gustavo Jimenez Willow Springs Christie A Drozd

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man-Hill asked, “How does this affect not only African-American women, but everyone else?” Leonard answered, “These issues affect everyone; products that we use in our everyday life are damaging, like shower gel, tooth paste, cologne and deodorant.” Leonard argued how unlawful reproductive justice is. She discussed how the new productive forms are tested in developing countries. They are tortured and forced to take part in testing that harms them to a point where many of these women are infertile. Ms. Bond-Leonard gave an interesting viewpoint on how these issues not only affect a certain group or race, but on a global stand. She gave a presentation that left everyone in the room thinking. Raymond Chavez can be contacted at​ Justin D Faber Salvatore Molinaro Nicholas Rospapa Christopher R Tarra Willowbrook Christopher E Curatolo

Woodstock Michael W Wurtz Worth Theresa Beaver Daisy E Burke Anthony J Casto

Toni Bond-Leonard lectures as part of an ongoing series on the life, death and beyond, of Henrietta Lacks. [Martin Papa] Deanna S Dahla Lixhene L Dembe-Loutete Heather M Durkin Bennett Fandohan Katarzyna A Gajdur Lina K Gardner

Brittany A Germain Tomasz Guszkiewicz Kelly J Hearne Katlyn M Jezior Jayne M Joyce Stephanie A Lee

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MVCC appoints new Dean of Academic Development By Kelsey Krysak Staff Writer Moraine’s new Dean of Academic Development and Learning Resources brings a large amount of experience in the field of education to her new position. Jane Long has a vast background in education. She pursued her education at several different institutions, including the University of Toledo in Ohio, from which she received a Bachelor’s of Business Administration, and Carlow University in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, from which she received her Master’s of Science in Professional Leadership. She is now pursuing her doctoral degree in education at the University of La Verne in Southern California. Before Long was involved in education, she worked for 8 years with human resource information systems which, in short, automate certain human resource functions for companies. She credits her career choice in education to her move to a new state, where she discovered teaching. She started at Carlow University in Pennsylvania, where she was a full time faculty member and the manager of web-based education program helping to further develop their online learning program.

Jane Long is the new Dean of Academic Development for Moraine Valley. [Zandro Zafra] Long also held the position of Assistant Moraine Valley, she was the statewide Director of Distance and Online Learn- Assistant Director of faculty developing at the University of La Verne in Cal- ment at Ivy Tech State Community Colifornia. Before beginning her career at lege in Indiana.

Though she has taught at four-year institutions and community colleges, she says she prefers the community colleges. She believes that community colleges are more geared toward students, teaching and learning. Long says she became interested in working at Moraine Valley while she was still working at Ivy Tech. She attended a learning college conference and was very impressed by what she heard from Dr. Sylvia Jenkins. Several months later she applied to be Moraine’s Manager of Online Learning. She joined Moraine Valley in January of 2007, becoming Assistant Dean of Science, Business and Computer Technologies during her first year , and then in July 2010, she became Interim Dean of the same subdivision. Long says that her favorite part of her new role as Dean of Academic Development and Learning Resources is the people she works with including the faculty and staff and the students who attend here. She says everyone works hard to make the sub-division what it is and achieve the collective goal of serving the greater college community. Kelsey Krysak can be contacted at



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Career Corner


Job and Internship Fair educates future employees Continued from page 1

is always looking to improve the experience. The main way they do so is by talking to employers before they talk to students. This way, they can make sure the employers are going to participate in a productive way for students. By employers’ requests, the JRC requires business attire and asks students to bring resumes. On the employers’ end, the JRC makes sure that those with booths are actively looking to hire people. In the past years, some employers would tell students to go online if they wanted a job. Justin Cabel is a student at Moraine Valley who attended the fair. “It was good to see a variety of jobs in one place. It was convenient,” said Cabel. For students looking for jobs like he was, the fair was somewhat lacking. “Most employers are looking for full-time jobs, and the ones looking for part-time are looking for someone long-term.“ The next opportunity to attend the Job and Internship Fair will be during the fall semester on September 29. Connor Reynolds can be contacted at

Clockwise from top: A crowd gathers to find out about job opportunities; the Army advertises for open positions; representatives from Target recruit. [Martin Papa]



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Are men and women finally equal? Yes, and you men can keep your equality By Liz Richardson Editor-in-Chief

Liz Richardson is Editor in Chief of The Glacier. Her hobbies include writing, drawing, and shopping. She plans on majoring in Psychology and English when she graduates Moraine. Eventually, she’d like to obtain her Masters in Human Sexuality.

“I enjoy being unequal, socially. I know a lot of people do, but it’s an opinion we’re afraid to express, lest feminists eat us alive.”

Women are equal enough. Yes, I said it. We’re considered citizens with full legal rights and opportunities aplenty in the United States. Having a vagina does not give you reason to whine. As a woman, I ask: what more do you people want? Congratulations, you can apply for jobs previously held by men. Women make up 58% of college students, according to the New York Times. You have the right to a safe and legal abortion, the right to sue for sexual harassment and the power to sue for pay discrimination. Under the 2009 Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, yes, you can sue for unequal pay. So what’s next? Women still can’t play in the NFL. Perhaps we should get testosterone added to our margaritas and go with it. All sarcasm aside, women are getting a little greedy with rights. We’re legally equal to men. In some countries, women are still not equal. But in your everyday middle-class suburb that most of Mo-

raine Valley is from, women are equal. Many times, they hold the power in the family, managing budgets, children’s discipline and entire households. How much more equal can we get? Women want to be paid equally as men. That’s fine, but now you can sue for it, so the complaining has to stop. Women want to be respected. That’s nice, but the problem is the fact that you’re not finding the right people to respect you, woman or not. I have a confession to make. I enjoy being unequal, socially. I know a lot of people do, but it’s an opinion we’re afraid to express, lest feminists eat us alive. I like having doors opened for me by men. I like having chairs pulled out and dinners paid for because men are trying to impress me. Best of all, I love not having to do stereotypical “manly” chores. Yard work, oil changes, plumbing mistakes, etc. I flutter my eyelids and it’s done. It’s not “chivalry”; they’re biologically wired to help us because we’re “weak.” If women were 100% equal to men, none of this would ever happen again and I have a feeling that just hit home for

lots of women who whine about not being “OMG, equal.” Cleaning out drains? Feminists, I’m out. I don’t speak for everyone or even the majority, but my dream is to sit around the house, raising a home full of happy and intelligent children, cleaning and cooking all the while. That one sentence has earned me the title of “useless excuse for a woman” more times than I want to admit from ladies who preach about feminism and appreciating all women. Listen, I am in full support of women winning Nobel Prizes and becoming renowned doctors. By all means, ladies, clean out your own gutters and join the NFL. But don’t discriminate against me because I choose to not do those things. Feminism should be about choice; our great-grandmothers gave us the choice to vote, the choice to choose our mates and the choice to take whatever job we choose. Don’t screw it up because it’s a fun fad to be involved in the women’s revolution. Liz Richardson can be contacted at

Inequality continues to impoverish women By Anthony Cox Views Editor

Anthony Cox is the Views Editor and film critic for The Glacier. He writes and performs his own satirical news show, The Nightly Mirror, and once played electric guitar in the experimental band, The Digital Kill. His installation piece, “Scott Walker: Awake in the Land of Dreams” can be seen in the U Building gallery.

“The battle of the sexes becomes very real when the loser’s lot is poverty, illness or unwanted pregnancy.”

What is a powerful woman? I have known plenty of women who can dominate any man at will. Women who are smarter, stronger, more cunning. Whether at home or at the office. But this is not the same as equality. When people talk about powerful women in contemporary society it always seems to center around what one woman can make a man do. The saying goes, “Behind every great man is a great woman.” Examples abound; the cougar, the soccer mom, the “Yoko Ono.” There are countless stories in American History about the First Lady who secretly runs the show. Each one of these icons are brandished about as representing the balancing force to thousands of years of patriarchy. What about the power of a woman to define herself and determine the course of her own story? By most measures, the statistics determining how independent a woman can be in America: her income, her opportunities to be promoted at her job, and in her access to health care and family planning, women lag far behind men.

Women still make 75 cents on the dollar to what a man makes in America. And yes, that matters. If its not such a big deal, imagine where you would be if you lost a quarter of your income right now, in these times. A very recent study by CareerBuilder, showed that only 21% of women hold management positions, compared to 30% of men. This measure of upward mobility becomes more serious when you consider that promotions determine whether a woman can raise herself out of poverty. If we are going to have a serious discussion about the equality of women, we might as well be talking about all of them. Women are poorer than men in all ethnic and racial groups. For example, the Center for American Progress found that 26.5% of African American women and 13.8% of all women live in poverty in America compared to 11.1% of men. Even more bizarre is the way women are discriminated against in terms of health care in the United States. While men are treated based on medical standards, women are often treated by moral standards. The right-wing attack on Planned Parenthood, the largest healthcare provider

to women in this country, is a whole story in and of itself. While a woman’s right to an abortion is constitutionally protected, access to family planning for most women is unduly restricted and the attacks grow everyday despite the promise to focus on jobs or anything else that could actually help women in these dire economic times. Often ignored, however, is the fact that women are often subjected to more overcrowded health clinics. The Physicians for a National Health Program report that raped women are often denied contraception by area hospitals. Would any man, let alone a conservative, ever accept this kind of intrusion into their medical lives by Big Government? The power of women is not some abstract concept to be mused about frivolously. There is a measurable disparity between women and men that continues strongly into these “progressive” times. The battle of the sexes becomes very real when the loser’s lot is poverty, illness or unwanted pregnancy. Women have come far, but they have a long way to go. Anthony Cox can be contacted at


March 25, 2011  —  Views

View From the Hill By Bill Droel MVCC campus minister A few t h e m e s emerge out of my convers ations with Moraine Valley students over the past thirty years. In this View from the Hill I reflect on one of those themes: authenticity. I will mention other commonalities in subsequent columns. Many students, in different contexts, tell me that they want something authentic. Maybe it is a genuine relationship rather than one of convenience. Maybe it is a desire for respect from a teacher or a boss who treats people like a means to another end. Once in awhile it is a more general longing for an end to phoniness in daily life. I am sympathetic to students. On the other hand, I regularly see and hear Moraine Valley students choosing the fake and distant over the real and proximate. In fact, sometimes they prefer the fake or a copy to the original. This phenomenon occurs, of course,

in matters of fashion where knock off watches, purses and apparel replace the brand name. Maybe it is a matter of economics; a student can’t afford a Coach purse, for example. But I even notice the trend with affordable items. Classic ethnic food is readily and inexpensively available all around our school district. Yet sometimes students say: “Let’s go for Mexican food,” when they mean “Let’s go to Taco Bell.” Not long ago a student remarked in frustration: “I actually had to deal with a bank teller. It is so much easier to punch the information into an ATM.” People increasingly inhabit “a whole world of machine-mediated relationships on networked devices [that] offer us substitutes for connecting with each other face-to-face,” says Sherry Turkle in Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other (Basic Books, 2011). People either hardly realize the substitution or actually prefer it—investing in inauthentic, artificial and disembodied relationships over real live friends, leaving us “lonely despite our connections.” Turkle profiles several students to develop her analysis. The students go to lengths to avoid more personal technologies like the post office and the telephone. Instead, they use cyberspace communication programs, like Facebook, texting and more.

The so-called cell phone, it strikes me, is no longer really a telephone at all; if, that is, a telephone is a tool for changing the human voice into electric pulses and conveying them over a distance to another person’s ear. For young adults the eye, not the voice or the ear, is the preferred communication sense. Turkle describes how much time and energy students spend presenting themselves through cyber-programs and electronic devices. The self that goes up to a satellite and back to a fellow student is a projection of a true self, an avatar even if unintentionally. And of course, cyberspace can be a risky place because many people, including predators, deliberately use an avatar. Technology changes private life, Turkle says. “When technology engineers intimacy, relationships can be reduced to mere connections.” Enamored with electronic social networking, “people take comfort in being in touch with a lot of people whom they also keep at bay.” Soon they are “unsure if they are closer together or further apart.” It changes public space too, she continues. A campus, for example, could be a place to casually meet others and exchange ideas. But now most people in those settings choose “to be alone with their [so-called] personal networks.” Using the document camera (a technology) in my classroom, I show my stu-


dents a picture: Two attractive college students (male and female) are sitting knee-to-knee on a train. Each is texting. “To whom do you think each of them is texting?” I ask my students. Innovation and technology are good. The fault is in confusing what we want with what we really need; in thinking technology “will solve everything; [which is really our] refusal to recognize the limitations of knowledge,” Turkle concludes. This, by the way, is the lesson of one of the creation stories in Genesis. There are two difficult steps on the road to authenticity. First, look critically and reflect upon everything that comes by way of the five senses. This is an activity of the soul. Second, creatively stay with the anxiety that necessarily comes with face-to-face connections with real people. Joshua Glenn describes these steps in a thoughtful essay, “Fake Authenticity: An Introduction,” in Hermanaut (12/22/00). Genuineness is “ironically and radically suspicious of all received forms and norms [step one]…and strives to lucidly affirm and creatively live the tension of human reality in all its contingency, ambiguity and absurdity [step two].” Contact Bill Droel at His avatar blogs at

AT&T threatens net neutrality Doing the right thing by Libya By Ryan Kiefer Online Assistant The Internet will functionally cease to exist by 2020. This is what may happen, should the slowly advancing data cap agenda continue. In a recent change to its terms of service, AT&T outlined new download/ upload caps for its residential DSL customers. Under the new plan, all AT&T customers would get 150GB of monthly allotment (250GB for U-Verse subscribers) for plans in which they used to pay for unlimited service. After hitting these limits Internet users would be asked to cough up an additional $10 for every additional 50GB used. These policies will take effect May 2 to all current and future customers. AT&T’s justification for this new restriction is at best spotty. In a recent FAQ addressing questions about this new policy, they claim that less than 2% of their users would actually hit these new limits. They also claim that the main issue at stake is network congestion, claiming that they have “experienced a dramatic increase in the amount of data that is sent and received over its wireline broadband networks.” However, if the main issue was congestion, why are data caps necessary? Comcast, for instance, after flirting with data caps briefly a few years ago, decided to switch to a more intuitive

system which briefly throttles heavy bandwidth users during periods of congestion and returns speeds to their previous rates once normal data flow has been restored. This method has worked wonderfully for Comcast and ensures a contentagnostic system that is fair to all of their customers. In reality, though, it’s not the limit being placed but the principle of a data cap that’s the most frightening, especially given AT&T’s other holdings. Remember that AT&T also provides cable and on-demand services to their customers. Instituting hard data caps may be a preemptive measure towards making life for services like Hulu or Netflix more difficult. It is unclear whether or not AT&T will institute this policy as scheduled despite the public outcry, though it seems likely. Even hazier is the legality of the data caps, considering that the FCC intervened when Comcast attempted a similar policy a few years ago. However, it is clear that this policy is a step backwards for AT&T customers, an attempt to kill Internet streaming companies, and a disturbing precedent for the rest of the industry. How this plays out over the next several months will be interesting to watch. Ryan Kiefer can be contacted at

By Connor Reynolds News Editor We are now militarily engaged with another country and I’m okay with that, for now. What people need to realize is that this is all based on UN Resolution 1973 which essentially authorizes all necessary measures to protect Libyan citizens against pro-Gaddafi forces. As a country we have, many times, taken a backseat to the humanitarian crises around the world; Rwanda and Darfur come to mind. When it comes to protecting citizens from a mentally unstable dictator desperately clinging to his absolute power, I am completely behind military action. We have seen time after time that economic sanction and diplomacy don’t work when you’re dealing with legitimately insane leaders. Kim Jong-Il and Ali Khamenei come to mind. When you have megalomaniac dictators slaughtering their own people, we as a country, and even more so as a planet, have become complacent. We seem perfectly willing to sit back and internationally denounce them. You can sit there and insult someone who’s trying to kill you all you want, you can take away all his money, but he’s still going to kill you, because he doesn’t care. The variety of timetables and opinions of the length of time involved in the actions in Libya, also are cause for concern. “Days not weeks,” and “weeks

not months” are not accurate representations of how long something will last. Yet Obama and Sarkozy seem to feel comfortable in their ambiguity. However, even this lack of a clear timetable doesn’t seem to be the main argument against the military action. The two reasons that I’ve noticed the most seem to be that the president didn’t get approval from Congress, and there is no political advantage. When looking at this situation completely by itself, I don’t have a problem with congressional lack of approval. What is worrisome is the slippery slope that every presidential decision can trigger. What is there to stop a president from military action without any prior approval? It is fairly easy to make an argument for when a country or group of people is presenting a clear and present danger to the country. That is a legitimate concern. I am more concerned with the second reason, which seems to be implied rather than said. There seems to be a concern with how this military action benefits us. This speaks to a larger point about the world as a whole; we have become all about politics. Who cares whether or not this hurts Obama’s chances at re-election? Who cares if this doesn’t necessarily directly benefit our country? The only question I wonder about is whether or not we are doing the right thing. Connor Reynolds can be contacted at



Sports  —  March 25, 2011

Athletes of the Issue

Basketball | from Sports Front Page

By Tony Gustin - Editorial Assistant

John McDoniel

Maureen Galazkiewicz




Second year infielder out of Evergreen Park High School, John McDoniel has been playing organized baseball since a young age. McDoniel is valuable to the Cyclones not only because he is a left-handed batter, but also because of his humorous attitude on and off the field. He played baseball back at Evergreen Park, along with being on the football team. Off the field McDoniel listens to Sublime, Dave Matthews Band, and Modest Mouse. He is studying secondary education, and is planning on transferring to a four-year school after Moraine.


“Mo” started playing softball when she was 5-years-old. She is a second year shortstop/catcher out of Evergreen Park High School. At EPCHS, she also played two years of basketball. Galazkiewicz plans on being an editor or photographer with a major in Journalism at the DePaul University. “I love softball, game days are like Christmas, everyone gets excited to play and it just brings all the girls together. As soon as I found out I had a chance to play I took it because its just something I love to do, and always have fun doing it” said Galazkiewicz.

The Cyclones are getting back to fundamentals after some tough losses. [Zandro Zafra] The Cyclones should get their groove for that powerful storm to come in like a on and start winning some ball games. lion and wreak havoc for the rest of the The pitching staff is solid and now the season. The year has just begun. bats are starting to heat up. The first day of spring was March 20; Cyclone season Sean McDermott can be contacted at is in the spring not the winter. So look


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Men’s tennis team has their eyes set on 2011 Nationals By Connor Reynolds News Editor

With improved weather the team has begun to practice. [Zandro Zafra]

The men’s tennis team begins their season March 28, looking to improve upon last year’s 2nd place finish at region and 24th place finish at nationals. “I expect us to challenge for the State title this year because we have a core of returning players and a great recruiting class,” says Head Coach Bill Finn. Finn has coached the team since it began in 2005, and has led them to the national tournament every year since 2007. In that four year run they have finished 18, 24, 21 and 24. The team returns this year without Justin Marquardt, last year’s team captain and No. 2 singles player. Filling his shoes are Peter Danos and Terrence Gamboa. Gamboa is expected to be the team’s No. 1 singles again this year following a strong season last year. Other returning players are Antonio Mendez and Alex Zavala. Moraine’s strong freshman class will be the key to another run into the national tournament. Three out of the five newcomers (Dale Van Witzenberg, Josh Leinenger and Mike Giordano) were state qualifiers on the high school level. Rashun Jones and Josh Rodig are the two other freshman looking to vie for a spot in the lineup.

With such a strong class of new players, the team now has a quality of balance. There are nine strong players, and all have experience with competitive tournament tennis. “We have a deep team with relatively equal playing abilities. The bulk of the lineup will be much better than what we’ve had the past few years,” says Finn. April 4th is also the beginning of the team’s conference schedule as they face off against Waubonsee. According to Coach Finn the conference is very competitive. “There are 9 colleges that are VERY close every year, our biggest competition usually is Elgin, Waubonsee Oakton and DuPage,” said Finn The men’s season starts Monday, March 28 at 2:45 p.m. when the Cyclones will compete in their first meet. The meet will be held at Waubonsee Community College. Not only is it the first meet of the season but it will be a conference match as well. This year’s Region IV State tournament will be held from Thursday, April 28 to Saturday, April 30. The Cyclones will get another shot at the NJCAA Nationals in Piano, TX from Sunday, May 8 to Sunday, May 15. Connor Reynolds can be contacted at



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Moraine Valley’s season has started out less than perfect as the team has hit some early snags. Extra practice time comes at a good time as the team is 2-6 [Zandro Zafra].

After tough start, Cyclones look to bounce back By Sean McDermott Staff Writer The Cyclones have returned to Palos Hills and are looking to improve on their disappointing 2- 6 record. “It’s some of the same problems we had last year that are reoccurring,” said coach Radz. “Our mental aspect of the game needs to be picked up.”   The Cyclones dropped their season opener against a tough opponent in the Joliet Junior College Wolves 4-2. Outfielder Jeromy Williamson went 3 for 3 in the loss. After losing their season opener, coach Radz and the Cyclones traveled down south to New Orleans for their Spring Break Trip   Moraine Split the series between the Coahoma Tigers with wins of 11-1 and 13-4 and losses of 4-10 and 9-11. Jeff Baude picked up his first collegiate win against the Coahoma Tigers on March

18. Unfortunately the Cyclones struggled against the NJCAA powerhouse Delgado Dolphins. The 41st ranked Dolphins, according to the NJCAA and Perfect Game USA rankings, shutout the Cyclones in all three games and outscored the Cyclones 26 to 0. Despite the 2 and 6 record the Cyclones pitching staff has been efficient. “We pitched the ball well,” said coach Radz. “My guys showed that from the fall till now, have really made some adjustments pitching wise. We went from walking six to seven guys at least during the fall to not having a game over 3 walks, which any time you get pitching performances like that they’re going to keep you in the game.” The Cyclones pitchers have compiled a team E.R.A. of 4.92 with Austin Wallace leading the way with an E.R.A of 1.12. The pitching staff also have complied a W.H.I.P (Walks and Hits per Innings

Pitched) of 1.49. The Cyclones staff struck out an impressive 44 batters. The Cyclones bats have been quite cold with a team average of .227 (47 for 207) with only 25 runs batted in. Despite the record it’s way too early to count out the Cyclones. This team is still very talented and has the ability to make a deep run in the playoffs. The main problem with the Cyclones, are their minor physical errors along with their mental mistakes. “The good thing about some of the mistakes we’ve made is that the guys are aware of them,” said Radz. “I think that when we start hitting our stride we’re going to start winning baseball games.” Due to the unexpected curve ball Mother Nature threw, the Cyclones last two games were cancelled due to the rain. The team took the last few days to practice and work out the kinks. BASEBALL | page 14

Cyclone Stat Leaders Hitting Batting Average Jeromy Williamson: .786 Doubles Jeromy Williamson: 2 Triples Jeromy Williamson: 1 Runs Ryan March: 7 R.B.I (TIED) Prium /Hill: 4 Pitching Innings Pitched Pat Wilkison: 16.0 E.R.A. Austin Wallace: 1.12 Strikeouts Pat Wilkison: 14 Wins (TIED) Baude and Wallace: 1

Coach Mike Veen excited about upcoming softball season By Tony Gustin Editorial Assistant A new coach and a huge group of new players looks to make great strides this year in an exciting new season for the Cyclones softball team. Mike Veen took over the Head Coaching job in fall 2010. Veen brings a lot of coaching experience with him. He started coaching in 1994 in his hometown of Oak Lawn and hasn’t stopped since. “I’m excited. It’s going to be a challenge, but it’ll be fun. I can’t wait for the season to start. I’m competitive, and I like to win,” said Veen. Veen’s assistant coaches are Natalie Wigginton and Mike Richy. Wigginton has played softball from an early age and is also a former Cyclone. Her experience should bring nothing but good things for the team.

“Natalie will be a great addition. She played here and was on the team at UIC, which is Division I ball. Mike [Richy] has coached fast-pitch softball for years. They will both be great additions to the team. We all work well together,” said Veen. The team is anxious to see what they can accomplish this season. There are only five returning players, but they are expected to lead the team. Reavis alumni Sandy Saunders made All-Conference first team last year and Evergreen Park’s Maureen Galazkiewicz was second team All-Conference. The Cyclones will need big efforts from these two to help boost the team. Maggi Crocket, Jayne Joyce and Katie Ferguson are also returning and will help all of the new players stay confident. Monica Hankes, Erika Veen, and Theresa Urchell are just a few of the new

This year’s softball team has high hopes coming into the season. [Zandro Zafra] players that hope to have big years. All able to stay healthy, I think we’ll make of the new players should make an im- a strong run for the conference champipact right away, and look to have great onship” said Veen. futures in the sport. “We have a lot of talent and depth Tony Gustin can be contacted at gustina@ at all positions on our team. If we are

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Features and Entertainment


Students and faculty fight cancer head on By Hal Jwayyed Staff Writer

Shattering expectations, Moraine Valley has raised $5,984 for children suffering from cancer in their latest St. Baldrick’s charity drive. Phi Theta Kappa hosted a charity fundraiser on March 7 in association with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. The event consists of members of the faculty, students, and staff donating their hair to children with cancer. In order to become recognized as a member of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), members must complete certain hallmarks of scholarship, leadership, fellowship, and service, and maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. As a way to achieve their requirements and give back to their communities, the honors society decided to partner up with St. Baldrick’s Foundation. The two organizations worked together to bring a smile not only to the faces of children who struggle each day to live, but also to the faces of donors, members of the community and students. It took many a brave soul to stand

up to the crowd and lose a part of their identity, yet eighteen men and women took the charge against cancer by allowing their heads to be shaved. Moraine’s own Demetrius Robinson, Stephanie Presseller, and Peter Porter teamed up and set a goal of $500. When all the pennies were counted, a ground-shattering $5,984 was raised for support. Porter said in response to the cause, “I hate cancer. I have lost family, friends, patients and students to this horrible disease.” He refers to it as “the emperor of all maladies.” St. Baldrick’s has raised over $57,005,153 to help save the lives of countless children. Every year, 160,000 children are diagnosed with cancer worldwide. Cancer is the number one disease that kills children in the U.S. and Canada. St. Baldrick’s is a charity committed to funding the research to find cures for childhood cancers and giving survivors long and healthy lives. The foundation’s website has easy access to local events and information on how to be involved that doesn’t necessarily mean losing your hair. Charity | page 6

Volunteers who shaved their heads helped Moraine Valley raise over $5,000 that will go to helping children who have been diagnosed with cancer. [Zandro Zafra]

Kayseesounds on the rise in Chicago By Frank Florez Copy Editor If you haven’t heard of Kayseesounds then get ready, you could be hearing a lot more of them very soon. Out of Chicago, rapper Hazim Qaisi and producer Assim Qaisi form the musical duo of Kayseesounds; Lately, they’ve been putting in hard work. Last month marked the release of their first music video, “The Moment”. The was made by Tyler Furlan Films and is available on YouTube at Assim Qaisi says that being able to make a music video was something that made him think about the future as well as motivate him to do better. “Our experience with the music video was great, something I always wanted to do. Me being on set just made me feel like I was doing something important with my life. Most people in my life said I wouldn’t amount to anything but here I am, proving them wrong,” said Assim Qaisi. The experience was a proud moment for him, but he knew it was also a special moment for his brother.   “Seeing my brother in film made me proud. He proved many people wrong and he is busting his butt to make it his career as a singer, rapper and an engineer,” said Assim Qaisi. As for their music, the video is

only the beginning. Next month will mark the release of their first album, a 12-track set titled The Movement. “I love making music and [our experience making a video] made me realize that it was making people happy,” said Assim Qaisi. Their debut album shows off the great range that both brothers have as musical artists. “Last Breath” shows off their rap/hip-hop style in a song that you just want to listen to in your car on full blast. “Life Ain’t A Fantasy” shows off the skill Hazim Qaisi has as a singer and vocalist in a much slower and melodic track. Assim Qaisi’s depth as a producer shines as you can see the contrasts between the music’s different styles. One of the most impressive moments of the album is Hazim Qaisi’s freestyle track. Assim Qaisi provides a simple backdrop beat for his brother to show off his quick wit and raw talent as a rapper. Even though their first album is coming out next month, Kayseesounds is already working on their next album. The duo plans on putting in the time to make sure that their sophomore album will be worth the wait. The Movement is set for release on April 22 and select songs can be heard at their website, Frank Florez can be contacted at florezf@

Assim Qaisi breaks through the rap scence with his fierce freestyles and relentlessness. [Zandro Zafra]



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Cyber crime ain’t worth a dime By Amel Saleh Entertainment Editor Moraine Valley’s Cyber Security club can be thought of as the “Ghostbusters” of the Internet realm. This team exterminates the hacking activities of the ghost behind your computer and protects your hardware and software. The Cyber Security Team at Moraine Valley was established about a year ago and excels in competitions. Being the only community college that enters in the competitions, our tech-savvy club came in third place recently at a competition that went on in February. On March 25-26 the college will host the Midwest Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC). Even though our club wasn’t qualified to be in it, they will still be a part of it as the white team. The white team can be thought of as the referees of this event, making sure all other schools don’t cheat their way to success. During the competition, student teams are presented with a mock business infrastructure and have to protect the computers from expert hack-

The members of Moraine Valley’s Cyber Security Club have unplugged the competition at a tournament held last month and will be refereeing the Midwest Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition being held here at MVCC this weekend. [Zandro Zafra] ers. They’re given routers and servers and must exercise their talent to stop whatever challenges are thrown at them. A few of the challenges that have been presented to competitors include power outages, disabled Internet and routers being turned off. A separate team of judges are set up

Bookstore victors By Tim Fox Staff Writer

their tickets, the bookstore employees pick out of the raffle box. To keep the raffle consistently fair, different emWho wants free textbooks? In ployees pick the raffle tickets each seMVCC’s “Win Free Textbooks” raffle mester. When the tickets are revealed, there was whomever’s a total of number is $1,714.49 called wins given back to back the students this money they semester. paid for M o s t their books. people could According use free anyto Bookstore thing. It’s Coordinator, p o s s i b l e $1,714.49 was given to students who signed up for the Lynn Doulas, raffle and had their number called. [Zandro Zafra] most stu“They receive dents have a refund of noticed the posters for a bookstore raf- whatever type of payment they choose fle hanging throughout the entire cam- to use. If they paid cash they receive pus and, in case you were wondering, cash, credit card they receive credit on the winners have been selected for the that card, etc.” “Win Free Textbooks” raffle held by the This semester’s lucky winners are: Bookstore every semester. Agnieszka Janowial ($333.75), Jeff Every semester six students are se- Kleinhenz ($196.55), Justina Jachna lected to receive a refund on the books ($246.70), John Wanda ($390.69), Mithey purchased if they choose to fill out chael Thome ($248.47), and Mike Cala raffle form with their receipt number, lahan (298.33). name and phone number. The purpose Although there was no glorious cerof this contest is to give some students emony with giant sized checks, money the opportunity to receive money back is money and thanks to this program six for their textbooks and thereby help students have more of it. them in furthering their college education. Tim Fox can be contacted at tjfox3@gmail. When all students have filled out com.

to monitor the activities and launch assignments to the team members they’re associated with. After completing these obstacles reports must be sent to judges. The judging is then based on the time it took to repair the problems and how accurately the results appear. This two-day competition starts Friday at 1:30 p.m. and continues Saturday at 9 a.m. in the T building. Students from DePaul University, Southern Illinois University, Davenport

University, Waukesha County Technical College are a just a few who will be participating in this event in hopes of making it to the state competitions in Texas, on April 8-10. “It’s hectic and stressful, but it’s a lot of fun,” says Vice President of the Cyber Security Club, Shelly Zapasnik. People who are interested in joining are welcome at all times. Amel Saleh can be contacted at

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Club Corner Compiled by Student Life 24 Karats For information, contact Adrienne Stewart at (708) 974-5678. ABLE: Opposite of Disabled For information, contact Demetrius Robinson at (708) 974-5353. Action, Social and Political Empowerment Club For information, contact Dr. Shaheen Sayeed at (708) 974-5618. ALAS: Alliance of Latin American Students For infomation, contact Ronny Anderson at (708) 608-5487. ARTSPLOSION!!! For information, contact Tyler Hewitt at (708) 974-5219. Christian Fellowship For more information contact Michael Shannon. Meets at 4pm, Mondays in D-126. College Bowl Practice Tue/Thur, 3:00, A153. (708) 608-4177. Combat to College For infomation, contact Debbie Wills at (708) 9745759. Creative Writing Club For information, contact Mary Berwer at brewerm@ Club Meets 2 to 4PM most Mondays in D122. Culinary Arts & Hospitality Club For information, contact Michale O’Shea at (708) 974-5597. Dilé: Dance Inspired by Latino Experience For more information contact Ryan Budds. Meets Mondays and Wednesdays at 3pm, Location TBA. Earth Club For information, contact Janet Kotash at (708) 974-5246. Film Authority For more information contact Dan Pal. Meets Wednesdays at 6:30pm, in M-202. Filmmaker’s Club For information, contact Dan Pal at (630) 9422800. Finance Club For information, contact Larry Odelson at (708) 974-5264. Forensics team For information, contact John Nash at (708) 9745550 or Michael Shannon at (708) 608-4047 GLOW: Gay, Lesbian Or Whoever For information, contact Demetrius Robinson at (708) 974-5353. International Women’s Club For information, contact Dr. Shaheen Sayeed at (708) 974-5618. Martial Arts For more information contact Courtney Reese at L-287. Meets Thursdays at 3:15pm in U-111. Mastodon For information, contact Ted Powers at (708) 6084177. Wed 4:00 U207 MVCC Animation Club For information, contact Richard Lapidus at (708) 974-5629. MVCC Christian Fellowship For information, contact Samuel Chen at (708) 974-5636. MVCC Meeting Planning Club For information, contact Mary Beth Walsh at (708) 974-5569 MVCC Music Club For information, contact Tammi Carlson at (708) 974-5636. Music Club For information, contact Tammi Carlson at (708) 974-5636. Muslim Student Association For information, contact Demetrius Robinson at (708) 974-5353. Network Security Club For information, contact John Sands at (708) 9745426. Phi Theta Kappa For information, contact Demetrius Robinson at (708) 974-5353. Psychology Club For information, contact Mitchell Baker at (708) 608-4058. Service Club For information, contact Cara Williams at (708) 974-5489 Ski Club For information, contact Michael Wade at (708) 974-5594. Student Ambassador Program For information, contact Alicea Toso for (708) 974-5356. Student Government Association For information, contact Demetrius Robinson at (708) 974-5353. Women Empowerment For information, contact Dawn Fry at (708) 9745717. Xclusive For information, contact Demetrius Robinson at (708)-974-5567

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This club yells “diversity!”

The International Student’s Club enlists its members from all parts of campus and all parts of the world. [Zandro Zafra] By Stephanie O’Sullivan Staff Writer Moraine Valley is home to students from over forty-four different countries. Some of these countries include: Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, Poland, and Jordan. Students from other countries, like locally born students, come to MVCC to get a good, affordable education. As one more way to help this plethora of different cultures integrate, Elizabeth Boucek, the International Student

Services Specialist, operates the U.S International Conversation Partner Program. U.S-born students here at Moraine Valley, who chose to be a part of this program, are paired with international students. The pair of students meets once a week for about an hour, to get together and talk. Here, the two get to learn about each other’s culture and life. This helps the international student to improve their English skills. American students also benefit from the chance to connect and share interests and cultural back-

grounds with someone from another country. To remain part of this program, international students have to meet an intermediate speech level and American students have to keep a 2.5 GPA or higher. The students have to keep a recorded log of when they meet with each other. After a sufficient amount of time has been completed, the students will receive a certificate for being a part of the program. By participating in this program, the students are able to take away a great experience that allows them to become more globally aware. Students also have this experience to put down on job resumes and college applications, if they choose to transfer. The U.S International Conversation Partner Program has doubled in size over the past couple of years. Currently, there are about 90 American students involved, and hopefully this program will continue to grow. To further help international students there are special workshops, a welcome reception, school events, parties and a one week orientation to show life on campus and around town. Stephanie O’Sullivan can be contacted at

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New state champs! By Frank Florez Copy Editor

Haj-hassan took fifth place for Duo Interpretation and Swiec took The Moraine Valley sixth place in Program of Forensics Team has Oral Interpretation. earned itself the title The team also comof best in the state. peted in the Phi Rho Pi Speech professor Region IV Speech and and Forensics coach Debate Tournament John Nash notes that held here at Moraine and the team’s been lookwon a gold medal. MVCC ing forward to the beat out teams from Illistate competition all nois, Indiana, Michigan, year long. North Dakota, Ohio The state champions! “We train all year and Wisconsin to take [Zandro Zafra] long to get ready home first place. for the State TourOlson and Haj-hasnament. So by the time we get to the san stood out once again when they State Tournament we are totally ready were each recognized for individual to compete. We actually start preparing honors. Olson won the Cheri Corey Induring the summer.  When we won, we dividual Speaker Award for being the were thrilled. All of our hard work final- Top Overall Speaker of the Region and ly paid off,” said Nash. Haj-hassan won the Don Hagerty Award The Forensics team competed in the for being voted by his peers as the comIllinois Intercollegiate Forensics Associ- petitor who best embodied the quality ate State Tournament on March 4 and 5 of a good competitive speaker. at Northern Illinois University. Moraine These victories give the Forensics Valley came out on top, beating out Team five straight victories. Nash exKishwaukee College (third place) and pects these wins to give them great College of DuPage (second place). momentum heading into the National Team members Mike Olson, Ahmad Tournament taking place next month. Haj-hassan and Zach Swiec earned such high marks that they competed in the Frank Florez can be contacted at florezf@ four-year college division. Olson and

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Some ways to help out include: shaving your head, involving a local business or organization, sharing your own personal experience with cancer or even organizing an event, as well as donating funds. With time, the hours spent researching and the given money towards finding a cure to a harmful

disease will be in arm’s reach. It takes not only material support, but also belief that the efforts of volunteers will help. Such a belief might just have the ability to bring us closer as a college, a nation, and a world. Hal Jwayyed can be contacted at

A girl raises her ponytail triumphantly after it had been snipped for charity at Phi Theta Kappa’s St. Baldrick’s charity fundraiser. [Zandro Zafra]


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Plastination: lifelike after death By Anthony Rojas Features Editor

“Good health is a very fragile thing,” reads the introductory poster to the Body Worlds and the Cycle of Life exhibit. There is a plasticized specimen throwing a javelin, his body working every muscle. Then there’s an old man, whose joints are studded with metal pins. There’s a man doing tai chi and a couple doing gymnastics. These poses give a more human insight into our bodies during life than your basic, stiff cadaver. The Body Worlds and the Cycle of Life exhibit, which is making its world premiere at the Museum of Science and Industry, consists of two display rooms that portray real human bodies that range from fetus to old age and shows the changes our bodies can go through depend-

A once-alive human specimen holds his “wonderful” skin, as one observer called it. [Laura Joy]

ing on how healthy we keep them. “The two rooms tell a narrative,” said an usher of the exhibit, “so it’s a better experience to go through both.” This display is possible through a groundbreaking preservation process known as plastination invented by physician and anatomist Dr. Gunther von Hagens. In this process, specific plastics replace the water and fat found in the human body. This allows for specimens that retain their physical features, do not smell, and do not decay. The narrative begins with birth. Real human fetuses are displayed in glass casings, whose ages span through the stages of pregnancy. The cycle then continues throughout human life, displaying numerous different physical conditions that human beings are apt to go through until they reach old age. The display also includes different sets of organs in order to demonstrate the different health choices that factor into our health. The display rooms will surely be buzzing with private conversations about the specimens and the life cycle until the end of the exhibit on September 5. Shock and awe will constantly be heard as viewers compare a set of nor-

mal pink lungs to the shrunken, blackened, cancer-stricken lungs of a heavy smoker. One example is the lungs. Several different plasticized lungs were on display, some healthy, some unhealthy, and some that had suffered through emphysema. “People have told me that they had quit smoking after seeing the exhibit,” said Public Relations Manager Beth Boston. She also notes that the exhibit isn’t there to preach good health to viewers. “These are the facts,” she says, “you take from it what you want.” Two specimens are shown together playing hockey and there is a sign, which reads, “With training, the body can remain efficient into our seventies.” The message and specimens are compared to fatted up stomachs, livers with sclerosis, and arthritic seniors. For anyone interested in an honest, up-front view of how the human body operates and—possibly more relevant—how they should be operated, Body Worlds and the Cycle of Life is sure to be an exciting and informative experience. Anthony Rojas can be contacted at

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By Joe Salah Staff Writer   Moraine Valley’s concert band kicked off the music department’s three-nightlong adventure with an exemplary performance worthy of professional ranking. This ensemble lead by Douglass Bratt took its audience on an auditory journey, rendering outside distractions useless. The band began the night with apiece entitled “Into the Raging River.” The keys, harmonies and tempo shifts in this song all describe an experience on a magnificent river unexpectedly climaxing at a disastrous encounter with an unforeseen waterfall. It continued with a piece by Santiago Lupes, which seemed to carry a heavy


by John Russian Barnes theme. named Follow“Chancing this es.” This piece was s o n g “Clowns,” starts ita very inself with teresting a melchange in Concert band, Jazz Ensemble and Chamber Singers ancholic pace. This [Zandro Zafra] and [Martin Papas] scale and piece was a slower riddled with free-falling harmonies character- pace, but after about a minute it acized by their chromatically ascending celerates into a sort of “everything is and descending riffs. “Clowns” brought alright” mood. Everything seamlessly forth an aura of unpredictable and hy- vacillates between these two themes for a while, and ends with an armyperactive nature. Following their somewhat silly, yet sounding theme of reminiscence. Douglass continued to lead the band professional performance was one of my favorite pieces. A Korean folk song towards its final performances portray-

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ing a Cajun folk song, and another river based projection entitled “Shenendoah.” Then, out of spontaneous nature, our host announced that the band would be presenting their rendition of the 1978 Superman theme song. Though I was not around for the debut of this amazing series, I’m sure this piece brought an undeniable sensation of nostalgia to the more seasoned members of the audience. And finally, Douglass Bratt and his army of talented musicians arrive at the final piece of their set, “Seems like old times.” This performance brought the audience back to a more simplistic period of time; a more black and white era where the human race wasn’t a collective slave Continue to page 9

Tunes and all that Jazz “Opera Again and Again” By Anthony Cox Views Editor

The best part about catching the Moraine Valley Community College Jazz Ensemble is seeing just how many kinds of jazz are represented in their performers. Last Friday night, right before spring break, the Jazz Ensemble set up in the Dorothy Menker Theater to salute the “Great Jazz Vocalists.” The vocal performers were humanities professor Dean Bapes and Mona Jethmalani. Jethmalani’s style was lush and cool, tackling jazz as varied as Ella Fitzgerald and Astrud Gilberto. Dean Bapes is a born performer, clearly loving every moment on stage. The professor, who got his start on the drums, crooned many of Frank Sinatra’s classic hits with mastered articulation and tangible enthusiasm. Master of Ceremonies for the evening was Doug Bratt, the “batonless director,” who encouraged the audience to dance in the aisles. The Jazz Ensemble usually has a dance on the stage this time of year but their numbers have been up. Musicians lined the stage end to end. To the left was the enviously cool rhythm section. Kathy Schober was on piano and Scott Kirby playing a very awesome upright bass. Mary Sapulich

manned the nylon string guitar with By Dimka Atanassova incredible discipline. Andy Hynes and Staff Writer music teacher Johnny   Moraine ValPo i n d e x t e r ley Music Deswitched off partment’s “Opon the skins. era  Again & If Johnny Again” concert Po i n d e x t e r enticed the ausounds like dience in the the kind of realm of opera enigmatic on March 12, beast that 2011. exists only in The conthe realms of cert featured jazz, that’s MVCC’s own because he is. Chorale and In the Chamber Singbandstand, ers, small orthe trumchestra and pets, tromvoice faculty. bones, and This was its 13th rendition since sax opened Nicholas Thomwith the inas, an instructor, strumental conductor and “Four” by the Department Miles Davis. Chair of  Fine The horn Arts and Huplayers vary [Zandro Zafra] manities, introfrom the usual band kids to veteran players. Paul duced this musical event back in 1999. A variety of sophisticated operatic Howard’s stage presence was massive enough to certainly feel like a celebrity works spanning from Henry Purcell was in the room.To watch Carl Cohn to Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber were preunselfconsciously stand to kill solo af- sented for the crowd’s enjoyment. The continue to page 11 curtain opened with a rendition of “A

Cappella Overtures,” arranged by Andy Beck. This cocktail of beloved pieces from Beethoven, Rossini, Strauss and Mozart was performed in “do-do-ba” versions with gusto and aplomb. They brought sheer joy in the past two concerts and again charmed the patrons. The most featured composer was Mozart. Dr. Annie Picard, voice instructor, deeply immersed listeners with her “Ah, I Feel It, It Is Vanished” aria in German from “The Magic Flute.” During the second part, she nicely upheld the brisk love duet “Pa-pa-pa” (Papagena/ Papageno) from the same endearing comic opera. The choirs’ rendition in Italian of “Ricevete” from opera buffa “Le Nozze di Figaro  transported the audience into Viennese classical style.Sarah Bednarski, a Chorale member and a recent graduate from UIC and Vander Cook  School of Music in Chicago, left an indelible impression with her soaring soprano aria. It was “Una Donna Quindici Anni” (A Woman of 15 Years) from Mozart’s “Cosi Fan Titti” opera and she portrayed her character, Despina, convincingly. Famous  for his epic music dramas, Richard Wagners work felt new in John Rutter’s arrangement of “Bridal Chorus” (“Here Comes the Bride”). Since 1850, it has “marched Continue to page 9

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to technology. The song is erratic in mood ranging from mental images of a 1920’s bar scene, to the portrayal of a rainy night lead by the saxophones of the group. This entire audio story and all pieces preceding it manifest into a very optimistic and grand finale that perfectly summarizes the journey of senses that we’ve been carried upon. Be sure to check out more shows playing at FPAC this month! Joe Salah can be contacted at jsalah22@

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on” at  most wedding processions, and in Louis Koemmenich’s arrangement of “Pilgrim’s Chorus.” The choirs’ delivery of its celebratory nature, solemnized adoration and its triumphant end was greeted with sustained applause. Members of the voice faculty at Moraine, Jeanne Vaughn and  Victoria Lowczyk, showcased the mellowness, elegant lyricism and emotive expertise in their Camille Saint-Saens’ and Bedrich Smetana’s  soprano arias, respectively. Mezzo-soprano Erin Wienecke’s choice of “When I am laid in the Earth”

from England’s oldest opera, “Dido and Aeneas,” underlined Purcell’s mid-Baroque era repetitive dissonance, recitative mournful effects, dramatic intensity and unexpected modulations. Despite her recent illness, Anna Siwiec-Sitkowska  produced a radiant delivery from the “La Boheme” aria, “Donde Liet Usci.” Piano accompanists Beverly Holt, Angela Yang and the orchestra  gave their usual fine  background support. During the second part of the opera concert, Verdi’s “Anvil Chorus” from “Il Trovatore” displayed cohesion of sound. The returning favorite selections from Webber’s “Phantom of the


Opera” underscored the choristers’ flowing sound and  infectious verve in performing compelling arias with unsurpassed and electrifying rhythm and lyrics. In 2008, both choirs performed “Time to Say Goodbye” for the first time, Sarah Brightman and Andrea Bocelli sang signature duets in English. This year, Nicholas Thomas challenged the choristers’ skills by performing it in Italian, which brought more emotional weight and left opera music aficionados enthralled.    Dimka Atanassova can be contacted at



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Possibilites? Limitless Fiasco brings the success By Ammar Hammad Staff Writer For a movie with more twists and turns than the Chicago Loop, Limitless goes a bit too far with a plot that is at times uninteresting and hard to believe. When the movie began I was sure the story and cast would be enough to keep my eyes glued to the screen, unfortunately that was not the case for this exaggerated, fast paced thriller. Limitless is a high-intensity thriller that asks the viewer the question, what would we do if we could achieve perfection? It’s not tough to answer for most of us. Eddie Morra, plays Bradley Cooper, without a doubt is one of the unluckiest guys around. The struggling author stares into a blank page on a computer screen for hours each day, unable to come up with one sentence towards the completion of his long overdue book. Simply put, he has a very extreme case of writer’s block. Facing almost complete failure as a writer was only the beginning of Eddie’s worries when his fed-up girlfriend Lindy (Abbie Cornish) decides that her unproductive lover is only slowing her down and that its time for them to go their separate ways.

It’s only when Eddie has lost all of his confidence and goes into depression when he runs into his long forgotten ex-brother-in-law Vernon, who claims he has the answer to all of his problems in the form of a small tablet called NZT. In no time, Eddie manages to put together his novel, teach himself multiple languages, and make millions in the stock market. The way Eddie sees it as long as he has NZT-48 the sky is the limit, but he soon realizes that the higher he rises, the harder he will fall back into reality. Bradley Cooper really deserves all of the credit for anything good that came out of this film. He was consistently charming, charismatic and believable when other characters bored the audience half to death on more than one instance. If the story didn’t move in so many directions and stayed simple, I think it could have turned out a more interesting film. Not only do I think the film had a lot of boring and unnecessary twists and turns, but if Cooper didn’t play the leading role, Limitless would have been doomed from start to finish. Ammar Hammad can be contacted at

By Frank Florez Copy Editor This month American rapper Lupe Fiasco released his third studio album, Love Always Shines Everytime, Remember 2 Smile or more simply, Lasers. Since he began production in 2008, Fiasco has been working with a great cast of musical talent to complete the album. Alex Da Kid and Soundtrakk, are just some names who contributed to the production of the album. Vocal contributors to the album include Trey Songz, John Legend, Skylar Grey and Sway. His first single, “The Show Goes On,” peaked at #12 on U.S. Billboard’s Hot Rap Songs Chart and was certified Gold in the U.S. on the Billboard Hot 100. This is only one of three songs on the album that features Fiasco by himself on the vocals. The songs with featured artists are done well too, but it’s good to hear Fiasco own the track by himself.

The second single on the album, “Words I Never Said,” features Skylar Grey and is much more vocal-oriented than “The Show Goes On.” “Words I Never Said” has a simple beat and is heavily focused on Fiasco’s lyrics whole Skylar Grey chimes in on the Chorus. The track has a “darker” sound to it opposed the high-tempo pace of his first single but is great in it’s own style. Another song that stands out is “Break the Chain” featuring Eric Turner and British rapper Sway. The song is has a good beat but it’s the powerful vocal performance by Fiasco that makes this song great. There isn’t a song that stands out as bad as they’re all produced very well, but there are a good number of tracks that stand out and remind you why Fiasco is one of the top rappers out there today. Frank Florez can be contacted at florezf@


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ter solo on the tenor saxophone is a transcendental experience. Ending the first set, the band played “Moonlight in Vermont.” Scott Kirby threw on the electric bass and Cohn gave Jethmalani the eye to trade improvisations back and forth between sax and vocals. In the lobby during intermission, I found myself talking to alto saxophone player Rose Schreier. She looked disarming, as though she just stepped out of a movie from the 1930’s. Schreier has been playing since she was eight years old and loves the Moraine Valley Jazz Ensemble. After a short absence, she was happy to be back. In the second half, Dean jumped behind the drum set for a song and later sang “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” which he sang to his wife on their wedding day. Director Blatts said hello to his mom and his son Issac, who came up all the way from Lexington, Kentucky. “I just want to let you know that making career in music is possible. I’m living proof.” I did not expect to experience a victorious life-justification through a Jazz Ensemble performance. Anthony Cox can be contacted at tony.


High school artists display talent By Tim Gorski Staff Writer At Moraine Valley Community College, students from surrounding high schools of the Chicago land area are given a chance to show off their talents as artist at the annual Art Exhibition. These students were picked by their teachers to represent their schools and compete for prizes such as gift cards, awards, potential scholarships. The event is held for the true purpose of presenting beauty to the viewers. The art was shown in the F building on Moraine Valley’s campus from March 15 to March 24. Viewers gath-

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ered in both the Oremus Theater or Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery The styles of art presented are virtually limitless to the viewer. The wide collection shown off consisted of paint and canvas, pencil and charcoal, and sculpture. Each school has individual sections marked in the brochure. Just stepping foot into either gallery could keep your eyes fixated till you lose track of time because it’s as if each piece of art is telling a story. From one

gorgeous piece to another, you would be hooked by the creativity of what each artist brought to the table. The creativity will knock your socks off in a matter of time. So if you’re a student, teacher or lover of art, the obvious thing for you to do, would be to go check out what these students have to offer and enjoy yourself. Tim Gorski can be contacted at gorskit3@


Above: a small crowd gathers in the student union to show support for St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Phi Theta Kappa reports that over $5,000 was raised through pledges. [Zandro Zafra] Right: A student has his head shaved to raise money for cancer research. St. Baldrick’s has hosted events such as these since 2000, when the organization was first founded. [Zandro Zafra] Below right: Demetrius Robinson, Moraine Valley’s student life coordinator, has his head shaved. Eighteen people in total raised money for the charity through pledges. [Zandro Zafra] Below: Onlookers watch the event. Though only a relatively small group of people had their heads shaved, many more donated money to St. Baldricks without raising pledges. [Zandro Zafra] Photospread by Ryan Kiefer.


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Volume 43, issue 13 of The Glacier, dated March 25, 2011.