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Moraine Valley Community College Student Newspaper June 24, 2011 Volume 43, Issue 17

Moraine graduates class of 2011 By Connor Reynolds News Editor The graduating class of 2011 gathered in the gym on May 20 for the ceremony that would, for most, mark the end of their experience at Moraine as a

student. Starting at 7 pm the gym was covered in a sea of dark green caps and gowns as the soon-to-be graduates took their seats. Gold, silver and white cords adorned many of the graduates honoring their high GPA’s. By 9 pm the now-

graduates walked out of the building as they began the next step of their lives. Also honored were the members of the Phi Theta Kappa who were recognized with with their own unique honor stole and tassel. While all the graduates were seated

in the gym, many other guests were seated in the Dorothy Menker Theater after the gym filled up. To accommodate these guests, Moraine Valley broadcast the ceremony live in the Graduation| page 2

On the left, Jayne Joyce speaks to the graduates after winning the Moraine Valley Leadership Award. On the middle and right, several students show off their recently earned diplomas before departing form the gym. [MVCC Marketing]

Moraine begins summer construction projects By Amel Saleh Editor-in-Chief Summer seems to be the perfect season for construction workers to repair whatever infrastructure needs to be repaired. You see it everywhere, and along every road you drive upon: LaGrange, Cicero, Southwest Highway and even here at Moraine Valley. For example, construction is happening in the parking lot of T to ensure smoother pathways and clearer entries and exits. Moraine Valley seems to be taking care of all things in need of being revamped and parking lots aren’t the only thing. If you have ever needed to enter the doors of the U building near the daycare playground that was constructed last winter, then surely you’ve noticed the bright yellow flags that fly high on top of S building. Indeed, the bright yellow flags are an emblem for construction that is taking place. According to one construction worker Construction | Page 2

IN THIS ISSUE Views PCP: Do the benefits of recycling outweigh the costs? Page 9

The T building parking lot has been shut down all summer during its renovation. Construction will last until August 5, and should not cause any parking headaches when the fall semester begins. [Ryan Kiefer] Trustee Corner Student Trustee Emmanuel Santoyo gives students summer advice. Page 7

Features Retired professor Tom McCague, give students tour of the sky. Social Page 1


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theater so that no one would miss out. Theater seating allowed many people see their loved ones walk across the stages, as each graduate was only given three tickets for seating in the gym, as


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Faculty Advisor Ted Powers Editor-in-Chief Amel Saleh Graphics Editor Ryan Kiefer News Editor Connor Reynolds Views Editor Maggie Wyczynska Features Editor Anthony Rojas Entertainment Editor (Open) Sports Editor Sean McDermott

it could only hold 550 people. Following the ceremony, a reception was held for all of the graduates and their families in the Moraine Business and Conference center where they were treated to cake, cookies and drinks. As

they ate photos taken by public relations were projected as a slideshow. Congratulations go out to former Glacier editor-in-chief Jayne Joyce who graduated as well as giving a speech beforehand. She was given the privelage

Submission Policy: All submissions should be typed and letters to the editor must include the author’s name and phone number. All submitted material becomes the property of The Glacier and is subject to editing for style or content. Editorial Policy:  The opinions expressed in The Glacier do not necessarily represent the views of the faculty, staff or administration of Moraine Valley Community College. All content decisions for The Glacier are under the authority of student editors. Material does not have to be submitted to college administration for advance approval.

Classifieds Editor Nadia Ahmad Distribution Manager Michael Stocks Contributors Dimka Atannasova Ken Edwards Hal Jaqayyed Holly Mayhew Kyle Singer Lauren Smith Joe Salah Nada Tadros Special Contributors Bill Droel

of speaking following her recieving the Moraine Valley Leadership Award through Student Life. Connor Reynolds can be contacted at

On the left, one graduate shows his confidence before the ceremony with a thumbs up. On the right four graduates show off their degrees on their way out of the ceremony. [MVCC Marketing] Construction| from front page

(who wished to remain anonymous), “the roof of the S building isn’t in dire need of construction, I’m not sure why we’re doing this exactly.” The S building roof is being replaced from what we know and so is the S building’s façade. E.W. Olson of West Chicago is managing both projects on the S building. This new roof system will include new curbs, coopings, and skylights. The following action will be replacing the limestone façade to metal panels. ACCU-Paving of Broadview is handling the improvement on the T buildings parking lot and pond. The pond is receiving a new edge stabilization, a new fountain for aeration, and new landscaping. This new landscaping will include the addition of cobblestone around the pond. Altogether this project for the T building and pond estimated to be $1,048,970. And finally, R.L. Sohol of Plainfield will handle the replacement of buildings A and B’s ventilation systems. The plan is to remove and replace piping, electrical and ceilings systems. With all the renovations occurring students, staff members, the community and even wildlife can expected a better environment. Amel Saleh can be contacted at The torn up asphalt and construction equipment have been an everpresent sight this summer and the T building parking lot was resurfaced. The parking lot was one of many school renovations taking place after being approved by the Board in the winter. [Ryan Kiefer]


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Board honors retirees; award winners By Lauren Smith Staff Writer The Board of Trustees of Moraine Valley Community College met on June 21 to discuss the progress and future of the school. However, it was not without first congratulating, and thanking the staff members, who plan to retire this year, for their many years of service. Retirees included Technical Services Librarian Maria D’Aversa; Library Access Service Specialist Barbara Rys; Margaret Drew and Paula Hodkowski of the nursing program; automotive technician Richard Rackow and communications operator Darlene Kaeding. As the retirees were given individual presentations of their achievements and words of kindness from their peers, each expressed their deepest gratitude, thanking the Board for allowing them to spend their great years at Moraine. “I’ll always be proud to say that I worked at Moraine,” said Rys as she accepted her award. After the tears and expressed gratitude made by the retirees, Chairman Joseph Murphy lightened the mood by reassuring their return. “As the Moraine Valley way, you retire on

Monday, and we’ll see you on Friday,” said Murphy. Shortly after, the board presented the Illinois Community College Trustees Association (ICCTA) awards. April Ullrich won the Student Essay Contest with her composition “How Community College Changed My Life,” where she explained how Moraine Valley made her a better student and a better person. Chief Patrick O’Conner, President of the Illinois Association of the Chief of Police, was presented the Distinguished Alumnus award. He thanked the committee and expressed that working with Moraine Valley has motivated him to do more. “I find it easy to serve when I’m inspired everyday,” said O’Connor. The final award for the evening was the Business/Industry Partnership, which went to Glaziers Union Local #27, an architectural, metal and glass workers union. The Union representatives were presented two plaques of recognition by the Board for their dedication to students in the career program by finding beneficial jobs that guarantees their future. After the award presentations and a budget summary, it was noted that the summer enrollment decreased

from that of last year. Chairman Murphy then made the connection that because of today’s economic status, it was becoming increasingly difficult to continue to pay for a college education. Regarding construction, it was reported that the work on the main campus area is about 95% finished, and is scheduled to be completed on August 5. All that is left is the replacement of ventilators for buildings A and B. The expansion work being done on the Blue Island campus however is not scheduled to be completed until September 2. The board’s next scheduled meeting will be held on August 15. Lauren Smith can be contacted at laurensmith31@

Richard Rackow speaks after the board recognized his retirement. [Martin Papa]

Darlene Kaeding was recognized following her retirement from her position as Communications Operatore. [Martin Papa]

Aprli Ulrich accepts her award for winning the student essay contest. Her essay was titled, “How Moraine Changed My Life.” [Martin Papa]



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Spring 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 Mark A Binnendyk Kristina M Brown Lindsey Bugno Jennifer A Buksa Georgina Corona Victoria A Dedmon Angel J Echevarria Doris O Fandohan Joseph J Fortuna Mika Hampson Carly Harte Don J King Amber M Knoll Amy M Kostelny Ashley Linstra Derek R Maciaga Michael J McGowan James T McGreal Michael W McMahon Kelly Molenhouse Edith Navarro Daniel M Novak Brian M Pater William P Patterso Jr Jessica Perrino Brian W Petzel Melissa Pioth Nicole M Puchalski Amber Puchalski Josh Rose Brendan M Ryan Mary Schofield Deanna C Sroka Andrew S Szewczyk Ashley L Tucker Tammie P Wilford Bellwood Donna J Brown Berwyn Erika Aguirre Alexis C Elischer Nicole Gleason Blue Island Alexis A Amato Stephanie D Arendt Valerie M Catanzaro Mario Cazares James Connor Alexandra Dean Sean P Donica Samara J Elam David R Etherton John M Friend Gerald G Gustavson Rachael M Hoak Lisa M O’Connor   (Hecht) Gwan M Potts Christina Rauwolf Laura A Richardella Ann Wisch Bolingbrook Edyta Brenska Heidi Flores Bridgeview Rima H Abdelrahim Iman Ahmad Saleh Y Ali Walid Ali Hedaya Arabi Abdel R Ashour Stanley A Bania Michael A Bania Angela Bertucci Ewa Biskup Hana Blazej Jeff T Caster Sandra D Coffey Ricardo Contreras Ashton Crivellone Sonja R Darmstaedter Margaret A Dorula Donald W Duncan Brian A Eick Bayan R Elayyan Teresa S Fierke Matthew S Gregg Arthur H Hawkins Melissa M Haynes Donna M Hubiak Abeer Jaber Ashley Kolalis Matthew Krzeptowki

Katarzyna M Marek Richard W Muller Joseph S Petriello Cesar Romo Thaney K Saleh Chanice A Shaw Marivern Sobieski Alma E Vargas Erika Villalobos Kevin S Wegiel Joanna Wojtecka Brookfield David Orozco Burban k Hossam K Aboukier Kelly N Anderson Fadah A Askar Nadia Attalla Nicole M Baffin Elizabeth Barrera Joseph R Barry Katarzyna J Bieniek Ewa T Bryjak Tomasz P Bryjak Jorge Cahue Denise Cepeda Stephanie M Colletti Angie C Cruz-Perez Dariusz K Dachowski Lindsay A Diaferia Michael Dulkowski Shahd Z Elzaibak Daniel J Freund Terrence M Gamboa Nuwara Ghouleh Danuta B Godawski Katrina Grande Ryan P Haley Manal O Hamdan Eric P Hernandez Marta M Jarzabek Robert L Karpiel Courtney J Kendrick Mariam H Khanani Ryan A Kiefer Stanislaw J Kij Anna N Kogut Paul J Komendacki Wojciech Kopec Kinga Kopec Samantha M Koziol Monika J Ligas Keng Lin Jakub Marmul Andrew Mattillion Michael McGill Kelly A McSheridan Mona Mehta Izabela D Mikolajczyk Margaret A Miller Ewelina K Morawski Shana R Morey John R Naglich Lorena C Olson Malgorzata Opacian Lawrence J O’Rourke Monica Y Pinal Szymon P Radecki Kimberly A Radowicz Humberto Rios Ronald J Rutkowski Marek Sadelski Karen Sanchez Linda Serna Andrew J Soprych Joanna A Staszel Marek A Szczesniak Lukasz K Szczesniak Alex W Tomczak Daniel J Tovar Lisa G Tribble Aneta K Turza Eduardo L Villagomez Jake R Wilke Daniel F Zagata Laura T Zamora Izabela I Zlotkiewicz Justine Zolnierczyk Krzysztof Zubek Calumet City Krista Clarre Anthony Q Holmes Marvin Johnson Calumet Park

Amanda Dyson Dwan V Stevens Chicago Daniel Alvarado Ron J Avelind Javier Barboza Dante L Bernal Kenneth J Black Shannon M   Blameuser Andrew J Boynton Edlin M Brambila Alexandria Brazinski Mara Bryant Michael Burkart Ayesha E Bynum Anna V Cabezas Megan  Cagney-Kledzinski Eduardo Calderon Alvaro Campos Joseph M Canvin Kelsea A Caruso Mario A Cepeda Sean M Chambers Michelle Childress Justyna Ciezobka Miguel Colula Damon Degrane Kevin Donnelly Brandon K Dotson Kevin P Dunne James Ealy Michael C Fitzgerald Anthony Fosco Bernadette Fox Stacey Fuchsgruber Lauren Gandara Lina K Gardner Rafal S Gawron Darryl O Gilmore Juan A Gonzalez Marcin Heniborg Afra Hicks Ka L Hui Humberto R Hurtado Magdalena E   Jachymiak Antonio Jimenez Jorge Jimenez Emily K Joria Michael Katsantones Katarzyna M   Kepkowska James G Kinney Joanna A Kopytek Ngai Y Lau Geoffrey Leak Roman Mabry Shannon K Majka Kolodziej Malgorzata Alana K Maljan Grace B Manning Cristie A Mayer   (Lawson) Joseph F McDonald Hatvey G Mckoy David Munoz Xavier R Murphy Patrick Noonan Megan B Oakes Terry T Overton Alex Patton Edgar L Perez Dawn Pruente Harvey Pullings Maria Radnaeva Thomas M Rose Daniel J Roszak Daniel J Schmit Erica Serna Glenn J Short William E Short Angel T Smith Tom A Smith Damien M Spaulding Christopher J   Stawicki Kevin E Stepanek Randy J Sturm April Susmarski Veronica M Truby Alejandro Virgen Ilyse M Wagner

Howard Ward Edward T Whalen Sarah M Zieman Chicago Heights Michael A Neely Kardell Perry Chicago Ridge Mohammed J Abualia Bassam Assaf Matthew J Balouris Halima Barbary Michelle M Blahusiak Joseph Borowicz Elizabeth C Brooks Craig A Browder Carol L Buckley Joe Calderone Jenna M Carroll Coamo Cartagena Hyunho Chang Steven M Duenas Jenna E Enders Daniel A Garza Joseph J Gaska Matthew Gocal Widad Hussein Christina M Jester Adam Lindquist Mary A Manibog Marguerite   McCluskey Aurora J Melnyk Soha Mohammed Ismail Obaid Andrew P Reichard Lizabeth Richardson Amy A Seyller Maria K Solawa Timothy D Stevens John C Thomson Elvina Vidugiryte John D Yanko Heather A Zygadlo Cicero Raymond Chavez Ivan Monroy Clarendon Hills Catherine Naylor Country Club Hills Kenneth R Grigsby Antonio Nocentelli Countryside Frank J Oh Crest Hill Joseph J Krickhahn Crestwood Richard C Bieniek Theresa M Connolly Thomas J Drewenski Joseph L Dzialowy Justin L Dzialowy Delight K Gallano Michael A Geremia Daniel J Harrison Amanda A Harvey Hayley A Heneghan Shannon Johnson John M Kot Elzbieta Kulach Erin C Lara Joanne M Lindbloom Ahmed N Massad Kayla M McCudden Dan J Metzger Eva Milkute Elisabeth J Miwa Rebecca R Nelson Samuel Orengo Kelly M Paleczny Hardik K Patel Shaunna M Piencak Jessica L Pinkston Nicholas M Poggi William N Ruddick Kaitlin Scapardine Jessica Scott Rich Stasiak Ann N Supalla Gabriel S Warren Crete Alexander Muraski Darien George Tsigolas Downers Grove Jerry Hudak Dyer Rebecca Coughlin East Dundee Bradley J Wray Evergreen Park Renee M Axium Lauren Brenza Candice Brown

Elaine Bryan Kevin A Buscemi Mary A Caraher Margarita T  Cartagena Carlie Casasanto Vincent P Cericola Ho Fai Ivan Chow Kevin W Corley Olivia Cunningham Ingrid M Doering Matthew R Dumais Mary F Edborg Kristi L Elvidge Patrick J Evoy Maureen C  Galazkiewicz Sampson J Havelka Renee Y Hill Kayley M Hogan Sylvia D James Nicole R Keyser Jillian L Kinder Brandon Kozlarek Courtney R Kuchan Daniel Lambton Kevin J Maciaszek Amanda C Malloy Patrick McCarthy Kevin M McCormick Magdalena M   Mitchell Andrew J Morales Jacqueline Mrozek Michael R Murphy Jane C Murray Natalie Navarro Pauline S Odak Dominique M Panosh Eileen R Ramey Natalie A Ross Rocio A Rubalcava Lamar Sanders John J Schergen Lynn Schuberth Samantha A Simon Tim Spokas Brittany J Stevens Laura E Stewart James A Sullivan Gino Tobar Jessica R Welcome Martynas Zemaitis Frankfort Catherine A Clemens Kevin Graff William J Greer Gary Jerome D Willis Harvey Kharyn Johnson Brandon D Nolen Theodore B Williams Hickory Hills Brad M Arnold Dorota U Bakiewicz Laura Bernotaite Natalia Borowczyk Joanna M Cichowicz Elizabeth Dusevicius Robert Henschel Heather N Hughes Timothy Hughes Hajer G Ibrahim John Janisch Jacquelyn M Jenke Moon J Jung Lee K Kang Minji Kang Katielynn Kazupski Katarzyna Kolacz Kenneth Kosowski Jonathan J Kral Joanna E Kuras Shing Yue Leung Ka K Li Monica Linares Robert S Lindgren Cristina M Madrigal Marcel Maola Shu F Ngan Chung In Ngan Truc-Giang L Nguyen Margaret C  O’Callaghan Erin E O’Connor Paula Olszewska Nick E Padilla Anthony   Pietruszynski Beata Piotrowska Jennifer J Pulven Rasa Ruzgys Mei Sato Jameel A Shukair Mahmudiye Sidor

Roksana Skupiewska Melissa T Smialek Yaser T Sublaban Aurora J Suges Alicja M Szaflarska Patrycja Szepieniec Kyle J Thorpe Emiley M Wimmer Tony Wolfinger Hiu Lo Wong Wai F Wong Liang Xu Mutasim I Yousef Fabiola Zamora Edgar Zavala Hillside Keena Bradley Homer Glen Britni Baran Kathleen M Clancy Jeffrey B Cruz Rebecca D Pajak Jonathan R Turcich Zachary Yaeger Hometown Johnson C Chan Keith J Charvat Dominic Falco Jamie Hager Siu Ting Hui Rachel L Levitt Albertas A Martinkus Britney L Musial Dillon Ryle Amber Weber Frank S Zarnay Homewood Rodney J Phillips Derman Taylor Indianapolis Dorian J Swain Itasca Bobby Mahaffey Joilet Ginny Posey Justice Jadwiga A Cempa Christy T Coffey Dana M Coppoletta Melanie L Eckberg Kelly Foley Patrycja Guza Serin S Jaber Jonathan J Janisch Deock Jeong Gary T King Marta H Klimas Bernadetta Z   Kowalczyk James M Lave Karolina A Ligas Bernadeta I   Malczewski Lorenzo Martinez Kyle P McLaughlin Therese Mirasol Brittany A Moore Abeer Najib Alex C Ohlson Terrence O Owens Marcie Padilla Lukasz Pilch Angelika D Rozek Robert Shipyor Sandra L Sidney Wojciech Stefaniak Wioleta Szeliga Joshua A Szopinski Lake Villa Ryan Bennett Lemont Lina Finwall Brandon Labriola Alexa M Neri Lockport Melissa A Chatman Paige A Nobis Alexis Prisby Rebecca Smith Katlin M Stein Lombard Charise M Aviles Manteno Russell D Allee Merrionette Park Robert A Espinoza Ashlene Lund Sarah B Malan Amanda Ramos Ryan Rimovsky John A Vega Midlothian Jason E Bencik Carl Berry John S Klimczak Zachary Lilly

Sara A Seeber Sarah A Young Mokena Dang K Huynh Linda M Michalak Rae L Ristich (Parello) Monee Victoria M Guest Roshawn D Matticx Jennifer A Wagner Montgomery James R Manley Morton Grove Mile Dabizljevic Mount Prospect Raymond Barreto Grzegoez P Dziedzic Munster Noureddean Ballout Naperville Charles R Glassford New Lenox Rebecca L Prendergast Patricia G Siqueira Michael H Suggett Northbrook Chang H Yoo Northlake Dana M Rosas Oak Forest Mary R Boblie Alex D Colangelo Christine M Crotty Sydney M Donahue Danielle T Donahue Justin P Gage Renee E Hooten Kevin T Keating Michael R Killackey Nicole E Lamm Maritza Lopez Xiomara Lopez Denise Lozano Mark McKenzie Richard D Nowak Giovanni A Passarelli Alyssa Prucak Eric J Rogala Joseph D Salecki Jule Sandoval Kayla J Smith Jennifer Spreadbury Damian Tucker Oak Lawn Geena M Abbott Mahmoud Y  Abdelqader Fatine Abhija Paul E Antczak Salam H Awadallah Sara Bages Mantas Balakas Jalal Ballout Kathrine E Banas Robert F Bandemer Ana A Barajas Grzegorz Bednarz Edvinas Berezniovas Brianne B Beyer Steven Blazina Salimah M Boufath Kyle M Bowen Nicole L Bracken Larry R Brandtonies Camelle S Burlock Guadalupe Buttliere Alfredo A Campos Alexandra M Chesna Scott T Chicoine Tin-Kai Chow Justyna K Ciechonska Katarzyna M Ciszek Margaret Collins Danielle Dace John J Daley John N Diguido Mary K Downing Michael R Dudley Kristen M Efantis Jinan Elayyan Loubna Elhoumaidi Wafaa O Elzibak Jade T Enriquez Guillermo A Escobar Lawrence M Espinoza Rhonda A Farrell Joseph J Faxel Michael Finn Rebecca N Flibort Samantha F Gierut Nancy J Gill Kyle J Gleason Caitlin S Grabarek Danielle Graham Aiya Hamdan Kimberly D Hannah

Matthew N Harland Peter J Hebein Linsey N Heimann Paola Huitron Rebecca Hunter Manar B Ishwait Brian C Iwema Krystle A Kaczmarek Georgia Kastros John J Kelly Kessy A Kesner Alaa Khalifa Tagred Khalil Ahmed Khorshid Michael J Kinney Malgorzata Kubasik Cheuk Wai Lam Veronica G Ledesma Eunhae Lee Megan M Lehocky Kristen E Lewis Michael A Lisuzzo Stephanie N Lontka Carolina Lucero Jennifer A Luckey Jeremy L Madsen Natalie A Maka John F Maleady Anna I Marczewska Amy E Martin Layla M Master Barbara E Master Jessica E Mazur William G McGill Isamar Medrano Rachel L Menor Dorothy Mikos Daniel C Miranda John F Monigal Fada M Morrar Julia M Mueller Tahani A Nagi Tyya C Nathaniel Matthew J Nolan Nicole O’Keefe Kaitlyn K Orloff Shannon L Ott Matthew Pacella Gyeongguk Park James V Parquette Melissa Pauliks David L Phillips Sandra M Pogoda Lawrence D Posner Joanna Radecka Jason A Richardson Matthew J   Richardson Sarah L Rio Torian A Roberts Marco A Rodriguez Margaret E Rooney Mary T Ryan Patricia L Sakal Christopher G   Sanchez Toni R Schmidt Amber L Schulz Samar Shaheen Elba Shala Olga I Skrzypek Margaret Slonskis Pamela N Sorrentino Kelly A Stafford Sophia A Sundwall Aleksandra Sutowska Sylwia K Szarek Jakub Szczurek Nancy M Szkodzinski Namiki Tanaka Charles E Thompson Daniel J Thompson Antonio V Tijerina Colleen Tobin Yvonne Turner Patryk K Urbanek Aaron Urbano Kayla A Vicik Kimberly Volland Magdalena   Walkosz-Strzelec Mahd M Wardeh Kara M Warzecha Sarah J Wilson Mary L Wilson Susan P Wilson Allison M Wodek Amanda G Wojcik Jorge A Zaldivar Tulia D Zapata Gerardo Zavala Michelle E Zelek Orland Hills Sami M Abdelrahim Naser Abdrabo

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June 24, 2011  —  News President | from page 4 Karrie Benda Kenneth F Breiner Susie L Brown David H Cesario Jennifer M Clavio John Cruz Samantha M Dahshan James C Gutierrez Andrew W Hall Tracy N Harrison Kayla Holden David A Iskandar Jennifer Lagowski Anne C Lyons Michael O’Reilly Rahaf M Othman Alexander S Papak Joan L Presbitero Eric B Smith Alicja K Szczepanik Carrie A Ternand Stephanie L Troost James Villegas Austin Wallace Orland P ark Amal F Abdellatif Sara H Abdulrasoul Kevin Ade Sarah Al-Fawaqah Adelina Alkhatib Nisreen Amir Anthony W Andruk Valerie L Armbruster Afrodita Avmedoska Anne M Ballard Ramsey Baya Carley E Biernat Katelyn P Blair Remi Bloze Samantha E Brown Jillian F Bulthuis Cynthia L Byrd Keith P Cain Pamela S Cairo Kari Campagna Sean Casey Beatriz Castro Douaa M Chehade Grant E Chessman Erik Christenson Amy M Churchill Dale A Cizek Jennifer A Connors Robert S Croce Michael D Curtis Arene J Dababneh Reem I Dababneh Joseph P Dado Barbara M Darden Ryan P Davis Suzanne J Deboer Daniel Doody Joseph Doria Paul A Dudiak Ogechi C Emechebe Haneen A Ewidah Kathleen J Faulkner Joel Feinstein Richard M Finn Katie A Fudacz Leticia Garcia Brianna M Gerhard Michele R Gianakas Sara E Gladkowski Alanna L Glomb Samantha Gobeli Viviana A Gonzalez Thomas K Grudowski Michael R Hansen Mohamed H Hegazy Theresa Hehner Jennifer M Hendel Ayman M Hishmeh Lauren N Hoye Przemyslaw Ilczyk Toma Jengic Elzbieta Kaminski Mitchell J Kerr Mona M Khalil Asmaa M Khatib Rohail N Kidwai Stephanie H Kim Kari M Kirk Gina Koszulinski Mitchell S Kraus Brett Krivich Alanna M Kulovitz Jamie M Leone Stephanie Lia Jeremy J Longhi Judith Manning Brandon Mardoian Michael P Margetis Nicole C Marshalek Rana Masood Ehab Masri Moira E McAuliffe

Sharyn McCarthy Charles M McShane Asta Merkeviciene Marina Milivojevic Mackenzie Misheck Mona Y Mohammad Mary A Montgomery Natalie J Morris Kylee M Morrison Tracy O Mulhausen Sarah Musleh Whitley R Myers Debra A Nason Cheryl Neal Andrew Nesypor Ralph R Nielsen Jeffrey A Noell Buthina Nouri Katy L O’Malley Linda Omari Jennifer L Opalecky Elizabeth Orth Peter Pacini Jalpa Pandya Gennaro Paolella Gia A Paolella Miteshkumar Patel Beth L Pattee Brett T Pedersen Alexander J Petersen Cesserline Pham Kimberly A Pikel Samantha I Pirucki Maria C Pittos Katie A Pope Sean M Preston Monika A Przysiezna Cristina T Ramirez Misael Ramirez Sheila A Ramos James M Regan Cynthia Rimmer Peter J Rizzo Melissa Rokaitis Maria Romero Nesreen J Sadi Amane N Salem Beatrice L Sasak Diana Satas Caitlin A Schackart Joseph Schaffer Reena D Shah Bindu R Shah Patrick M Sharkey Evan C Sink James D Slager Donald J Small Michael D   Sneideraitis Danielle Strejc Craig J Sweet Brian E Szekeres Riyad Taha Ashley H Talavera Hoai P Thai Rebecca Theriault Sarah Thometz Fatat Turkmani Krista P Uppstad Alex Vainer David J Valauskas Pete J Vanderkrabben Maria J Villafana Salvatore Virzi Brielle Visser Carrie A Votteler Dan P Ward Alec Werner Laura N Whiteford Rachell A Wolf Olivia S Wolniak Agata Wrobel Ewelina Wrona Mohammad Y Yassin Irving A Yepez Alaa Zayed Oswego Eric Tappert Palos Heights Julia M Aguilar Eric W Anderson Kimberly A Bauer Lynsey C Beckett Kristen Bern Christina M Bigoness Andrea C Bloom Daniel A Castillo Aranda Daniel M Davis Alex J Duran Daniel P Gabriel Janet E Gatz Ryan Glynn Steven Gray Kyle D Harvey Joseph A Hlevyack Daniel P Hopkins

Jennifer Howe Suzanne M Isa Paul F Jankowski Indre Jucys Rachel A Kenney David R Kissel Douglas R   McLaughlin Brian W Murphy Faith E Nagle Gerald Norieko Megan A O’Connor Joseph Plukarski Alyson Singer Lauren A Sweeney Fallon J Sweeney Jeffrey S Tverdek John L Wanda Edward Yerkes Palos Hills Jinyoung Ahn Amere Al-Abed Bilal G Almajdoubah Iman Alshahin Chak K Au Kasie A Braje Kamil T Buczek Karolina A Bzdyk Ho Yin Choi Chi Hang Chong Nora E Collins Kevin Cooper Michael P Coughlin Ciesea Creekmur Lidia K Czekaj Rana M Darwish Daiva Dauparas Jose I Delcura Natalie A Dziubek Tomasz M Fijalkowski Marlon D Florido Allison M Garza Ruta Grabauskaite John Gruszka Gina M Guarino Kimberly M Healy Changil Jeong Haely Jorgensen Cathy E Ju Tadija D Jukic Dean Kapitan Amal A Karacayli Karina Karwowska Sean T Kelly Jamie W Kucharski Kwan Kiu Lai Jessica M Latif Adrienne Latronica Rachel M Lebensorger Kyung Min Lee Joongho Lee Gina Livigni Dorota K Luberda Monika Luczak Anna Majerczak Elizabeth M   Majerczyk Yee Hon Man Joaquin Martinez Jennifer L McElligott Shannon McNamara Raimonda S Miknius Gehad L Mohamad Katarzyna A Mrozek Sebastian J Nalepa Tammy Ng Sabreen M Noubani Elizabeth  O’Connor Allison M  O’Connor Joanna Paluch Gina N Palumbo Christopher Patino Michal Pawlowski Tami C Petersen Svetlana M Petrov Catherine E Piccola Sam Pierson Shane M Plewa Brittany L Ramos Maria L Rodriguez Kristin A Rubino Muhammad A Saeed Zaneta P Sala Erika L Serna Nour H Shaqildi Jennifer R Shelton Carly R Thanos Bozena Tybor Sarah A Urban Gina Vansickle Magdalena M Wojcik Joanna Wojdyla Ka Ching Wong Mitsuko C Yofune Branden Zavala Monika M Zborowska Elena Zubaite

Palos Park Samantha Ally Aneta Bednarz Denise Blaszczyk Kelsey Dalke Panagiotis J Dollas Jacqueline A Eichorst Yuliya V Gintila Ronni Ibrahim Jessica D Jager Jaclyn M McHale Chris Mikulich Vicky Miller Matthew J Mitsis Shane T Olson Sean M Seguin Ashley L Shares Timothy E Stoehr Elise M Swiderek Michael J Thompson Max L Wolinski Peotone David J Popp Plainfield John Lesnicki Richton Park Gregory Barron River Grove Jaroslaw Krelisz Riverside Dennis Farnham Romeoville Anthony Buscemi Carmen Velasquez Schaumburg Christopher V Tatman South Holland Karen L Owens Steger Jamila T Tabungar Stickney Jonathan A Walter Summit Audrey M Baricovich Jessica M Chavez Luis E Chavez Melissa A Donlavey Maribel Herrada Sylvia P Kowal Michelle Manjarrez Marta Oleszkiewicz Rogelio Padilla Iwona K Pasiut Tinley Park Desirea M Adams Katelynn Ammann Paul Anthony Santo J Antony Stacey Augle Mohammed A Baig Kathy M Baran Ken J Besowshek Laura Bilas David J Blake Jason A Blohm Catherine R Bobbitt Kimberly M Bodinet Steven K Brown Nicole Canter Rachel A Carter Dan J Ceko Jaclyn A Choragwicki Bradley E Crandall Michael J Darcy Marilyn Degliomini Mark R Dehaan Stacy L Deluca Ty E Devine Bridget T Devivo Leuvert C Dolor Michael J Dominguez Matthew Dougherty Brian A Erickson Kathleen A Farrell Katherine Fawkes Karen L Fishman Colleen P Fitzgerald Adam D Gabrys Allison J Ghilardi Dana Gibbons Paul J Good Gary M Grenda Janet M Heine Jaimie Hermes Katherine R Hoffner Kenneth W Hopman Katie A Huffman Timothy P Hughes Neal R Jankowski Brianne Kapala Nicolette M Kimmel Daniel J Klinker Pat Kueltzo Brandon M  Lindemulder Sharon N Lynch Megan Malzone Kyle Marciano Samantha A   Marousek

Maureen McDonnell Ann M McGuire Lillianna A Medina Andrew Meyer Danielle M Mikes Ashley Milani Ruth Miller Janet D Moery Tammy L Morelli Michelle Mullen Stephanie M Nelin Patrick G O’Connell Sumin Oh Kelly M Pepple Frank A Pilipauskas Douglas J Pujdak Blair M Reiter Logan J Reiter Kathryn B Rodriguez Tim Rudniski Patricia Salefski Sharif W Salman Chris M   Schellenberger Tim A Schereck Robert J Senow Katie M Sheehy Brian Sherry Kayla Smith Ugis H Staehlin Brett Steinbach Cheryl J Strangeman Kornkamol   Suthigoseeya Marie A Tadevich Fatima S Thalji Charles Thomas John C Thomson Caitlin A Town Daniel R Townsend Michael M Tran David S Vaclav Jeffrey S Vail Matthew T Vail Kaylee J Vandervelde Ariel M Viloria Jennifer Vogan Sarah J Waters Willow Springs Christie A Drozd Justin D Faber Charles J Hadad Paul J Malysz Michelle A Menendez Jessica J Perreault Christopher R Tarra Woodridge Patrick Cunningham Isak Savedson Matthildur  Eyru Savedson Worth Sonia Almaraz Nicole L Bauer Michael A Belenske Jennifer M Comise Katarzyna A Gajdur Dan J Gonzales Gloria Harb Roxanne E Heck Soonah Im Albert Jankowski Dana Jay Ryan Johnson Jayne M Joyce Christy A Konieczny Paula J Kowalczyk Stephanie A Lee Philip D Linquist David Loomis Cara M Moroney Dagmara W Mosiniak Shane Muersch Michael E Mullen Joseph Okasheh Sabreen N Sarsour George J Skuby Erik Szurek Rebecca Timmer Nisreen M Tommalieh Marija Vaitkevicius Russell Vitrano Michael J Wasag Sung Hee Yu Ranna A Zayed

Spring 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. Alsip Isela G Andrade Christian P Castro Jenny B Daguio Zachary Daniels Brittnay L Dotson Fabiola Drexel Anthony Esch Anthony G Farenga Thomas W Fitzpatrick Ciara Fordham Samantha A Gerwig Jacquelyn D Gilles Craig M Hearn Nicole M Ithal Brendan P Kenny Sara Krysik Kara Kurkewich James M Lewis Rene Leyva Elvis H Lomeli Fadey O Makhamre Brien P Maloney Kelly V McEvoy Jonathan Michalik Brian J Murray Ashley Nelson Kaylin Orlando Jenna Osinski Laura M Pawlik Amy L Perry Gerardo M Rivadeneira Danielle Sosnowski Amanda R Walsh Bedford Park Erin A Kenny Berwyn Stephen W Hadley Blue Island David Alexander Angela S Bermudez Jessica A Campagna Jennifer Castillo Evelyn Cazares Juan C Chavez Alexis Dascenzo Victor M Diaz Michael W Driese Jasmine Flores-Arias Mayra A Gamino Stephan W Gerez Christian A Javier Diana L Labriola Tommy Marcus Denise Mendoza Aeisha R Phillips Marc Ramos Ricardo Rodriguez Alex B Sehlke Samantha B Sorokas James R Spodarek Shakina R Toussaint Bridgeview Ahmad R Ahmad Michelle N Anderson Rachida Bahassoune Heather Bilek Carissa A Cabello Brenna Chambers Nur A Hassan Lauren K Hayes Alexandra Herrera Thu T Ho Ida A Hussein Nora K Jamal Angelika Jandura James L Jungman Deborah L Kuligowski Alexandria Lopez Mariusz Lysik Jonathan T Maly Esmeil Naqeeb Adrian M Nykiel Piotr Opacian Osondi Owendi O Ozoani Monika A Pawlikowska Hanadi A Qader

Michelle L Rago Zainab S Salah Mohamed Salem James A Sellers Rebecca N Seyller Thomas J Sullivan Seif A Tarawneh Ilhan O Yargi Sagedha M Yasin Natalie Zoltek Burbank Anwar K Abdelrahman Daniel M Appel Magda Barszczewska Zachary E Carlson Mayte Castanon Pablo Castillo Stephanie E Cirilo Stephanie K Dalzell Caley Elliott Elzbieta Fudala Anna Fudala Andy J Galdyn Michal Gurczak Adam C Guzy Daniel Guzy Jennifer M Hecker Ricardo Hernandez Anel Herrera Piotr A Husi Sonya H Ibrahim Bozena B Jarek Sayaka Kawai Bassem Kawar Fadia Kishta Suong Judy T Le Sarah M Lesniak Alexandra M Macias Jose A Magana Ermis O Maldonado Aaron Martinez Lisa M Mazany Michael D McClory Anna Mikos Lukas Miskowicz Agnieszka A Mokrzycka Jill Mulligan June E Mulligan Sarah Naoe Sandra Nunez Ewa Opolski Michelle Patino Lisa M Pedersen Joshua R Prokop Merjan Razick Malgorzata Remiasz Jessica L Salinas Loretta L Sanders Sandra M Saunders Martha I Segura Manal A Shehadeh Tuka M Shehadeh Sharon F Shudnow Aneta Smalec Stanislaw Smalec Kimberly Snyder Adriana B Solano Ryan Stout Lidia J Stramecka Chelsea L Svec Michal Swiostek Mariusz Waksmundzki Claudia C Zapien Burnham Monique Brown Calumet Park Raymond A Simms Maiisha M Thomas Chicago Jennifer K Adam Miguel Anderson Benjamin G Arias Stanislaw C Borowski Cassandra J Bradley Laura R Brannigan

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Dean | from page 5 Ryan P Brazel Michael K Brewer Jonathan Brito Wing M Chan Yu T Cheung Caitlin M Coffey Aldo L Crema Lytton Despenza Peter F Dignan Michael Fern Jonathan B Fitzpatrick Nina M Garcia Raul Garcia Vanessa Gonzales Anna Gorecka Hilweh A Hamideh Delana C Henry Allen G Hooper Ismael Ibarra Adam J Jedrzejak Kyle M Jones Sufian Khalil Emily M Knox Paul P Kochanowicz Edward M   Kwiatkowski Yuri Lopez Miriam Lucena Siu Nok Luk Rory J Lunz Nicholas Maldonado Katarzyna M   Marusarz Michael G McWeeney Matthew J Moreno Pamela Muhammad Michael a Nowacki Brittiany V Padgham Carlos Pineda Carl Price Justin Pruente Irene Salinas Lauren E Shanahan Eric N Sloyan Tanieka R Smith Renita Y Smith Rudolph W Soto Joel Soto Cora A Tassone Zaneta Thomas Samantha A   Travaglini Robert Valadez Cathy L Wasielewski Sara S Weber Yuiken Yamazaki Anna Zamolewicz Chicago Heights Philip A Leo Chicago Ridge Ryan R Aasen Justyna Bizub Alaura C  Cadenhead Timothy J Flynn Luis W Garibay John A Gosciejew Carrie L Greene Theodore J Kuba Kayla F Milashoski Suhayb Mustafa Caryn Rohde Paul C Ryza Alice Salgado Amal M Sawaed Summer I Shahin Halina Z Szczech Sean G Tijerina Claude Weinert Mohammad H   Zahran Tamam Zeidan Crestwood Ashley Besowshek Puah M Booth Nicole M Conway Brian A Harrison Sarah A Hochgraver Brianne Humbert Alyssa D Joseph Walter J Kaleta Blake A Mattera Nicole A Mazor Rachel L Miwa Kelly Mohan Ellen M Monahan Jennifer L Rada Laura M Schlomas Crystal L Todorovich Candace M Vezinaw Christopher W Ward Evergreen Park Eamann Almiladi Megan Amelio Matthew J Andre Daniel M Barrera Terrence W Bennett

Abigail Boudreau Jamie Bracha Kelly M Brennan Christine M Burch Frank J Carnivele Nicole K Ceh Veneise S Cowart Rebecca W Cudecki Daniel J Dilley Kimberley E Fish Xuliang Fu Nicole Granados Jacalyn G Grohovena Ashley M Harper Nicole M Haywood Amy L Holdsworth Heather Horn Fe M Juachon Zachary B Kahn Patricia Kent Daniel J Kooyenga Eduardo Marmolejo Holly J Mayhew Nicole McKeating Caitlin A Parker Jolyne M Piet Timothy C Rhodes Lorena Rodriguez Marc V Rupisan Alan J Saiz Elizabeth R Simon Brieon J Torres Trina S Walton Teresa Ziebarth Frankfort Joel Buishas Lauren M Uribe Harvey S A Davis Hickory Hills Manuel Aguilar Hedaia S Ahmad Ayse B Al Ahmadi Murad R Alfaqih Ghada N  Alhajahmad Michael A Baran Donna J Benck Jen L Blaha Kristy L Brost Nikita C Brown Alicia Bula James E Burk Ivie Burk Brittany A Campbell Ji Y Choi Karen Emmett Alexandria N Fandino Natalia M Florek Jessica K Gajewski Samantha H Gallegos Angelica C Gervasio Nayeli Godinez Hana Hasan Sharhonda J Hutton Rowan Ibrahim Amal A Ihmoud Seunghwan Im Lina M Kishta Mark J Mankowski Cesar Martinez Iman A Mohammad Jessica R Mozwecz Marco A Munoz Andrew O Ramirez Karen G Sanchez Fayroza S Shehayber Muhammad A   Shukair Magdalena O   Smolecka Tia-Nescha L   Stevenson Beata M Szaflarska Klaudia Ziarko Annette A Zielinski Hillsdale Melody L Henthorne Homer Glen Kristin Brock Steven Cokaric Lauren Hunt Yolanda A Perez Michelle J Simadis Lynette Theis Hometown Stacey M Cepek Brianna L Ensminger Megan R Furtak David M Gasca Sean j Hogan Amy Johnson Steven Laporte Joseph D Padron Julie A Soto Patrick C Stalla Joliet

Tiffany D McKean Sarah Simon Justice Mariam M Allan Stephania Burks David H Cormany Marta S Dobrzynski Jenelle M Eaton Cheri R Foster Jonathan G Gilmore Jasdip Kaur Ricardo C Landa Gina L Leahy Rebekka J Martin Matthew S Maxon Jennifer O’Brien Violetta S Ogrodny James H Patz Christopher Reyes Nathaly Rueda Janet Siluk Jessica Tobias Christopher Tylka Jason L Voyles Lemont Danielle A Karcz Daniel E Niemiec Andrew G Walker Matteson Cina Martin Merrionette Park Eric A Alt Kevin S Benoit Mary E Eggert Setondji A Gbegan Midlothian David C Demro Kelsey N Hensel Paige B Johnson Anna K Kendrat Mitch R Marek Minooka Nicholas R Ross Monee Daynen M Heldt Naperville Kimberly M La Toza Nottingham Park Robert L Waddell Oak Forest Dorina Diac Timothy P Gagen Amanda Guajardo Jennifer L Jalovec Krystyn L Katsibubas Nicole M Losito Joanna M Mabitazan Derick J Manliclic Elizabeth J Maurisak Jineen A Natour Rhonda M Nielsen Darias D Skiedra Robert J Wagner Oak Lawn Linda Abour Fernando Alvarez Niveen R Ashkar Carissa Banich Dana L Bickham Reham R Bishawi Mark A Bitner Arturo Chavez Jake M Clancy Robert M Clark Lauren A Costello Dominika M Czaja Patrick W Daniels Donald J Darwin Michelle G Delgadillo Colleen Dennis Nayeli Desantiago Jeanne Dohm Alicia M Drish Evelyn G Estrada Michael Faxel Adam Fudala Nicolette S Gierut Jori L Gillen Kevin Godinez Mario J Gomez Carrie L Gracey Maria E Grana Louis Green Artur Grosfeld Francisco J Guadalupe Mohammad Gulam Jessica K Gutschow Ammar Y Hammad Ashley I Hanton Christine M   Hawkins Meghan M Hernandez Eduardo Herrera Hussein A Hindi Anna A Hoban Rose A Hoelscher Sarah Hoelscher Richard Holzle Kelly T Hughes Christina Johanek Birute Z Kasiulyte

Peter Keane Aaron J Keenan Jeffrey M Kleinhenz Joseph M Klis Maksymilian M Krol Jeff Kurysz William Lacey Anna M Lach Colleen Larkin Aneta A Lasak Andrea Lopez Jennifer A Manning Arely Martinez April A Medinger Ashley N Miller Margaret I Mitchell Nicholas E Mitchell Mahmud J   Mohammad Tiffany A   Mrozak-Circelli Kevin J Neely Katherine Norton Stephanie L  O’Sullivan Rebecca Pecura Dominique L   Pender-Bey Brenda Peralta Veronica D Popp Aldo Quinones Raida Rabadi Adel B Rahman Sarah R Reed Celena E Russ James Ryan Waleed K Saleh Amy A Schiesl Samantha J   Schmidt Alycia Schultz Katie E Schwarz Neveen N Shahen Yasmeen S   Shehaiber Cynthia M Silva David J Smith Norra Snaer Joscelyn I   Spatafore Allison C Stabosz Susan M Stillwell Amanda M Sutkus Daniel M Szumilas Kelly P Toms Mustafa W Turshan Erika M Veen Marisol Vega Rudy J Vidinhouede Jillian R Visser Laura A Vognar Zachary Welsandt Susan E Wilczynski Rosita Yassin Shelly Zapasnik Juan A Zavala Orland Hills Cameron A Banda Christopher M   Dezutter Jonathon D  Ennesser Jennifer E Kennedy Angelic D McInerney Kaitlyn E McNichols Renee L   Medel-Banda Najwa G Omran Daniel J Powers Laura B Roth Razan Salama Taylor L Smith Michael S Waller Sarah A Zemovich Orland Park Shurook H  Abdeljaber Jocelyn Adamek Alicia Alejandre Ala S Alhusseini Amal J Ali Gretchen A Althoff Jonathan J Altman Ahmad Alyousef Ohoud K Awwad Brian Baldwin Monika E Baran Anthony Benvenuto Bukurie Bizati Ellen M Bomba Anna C Bonick David M Bowie Martha Buchanan Kathryn A Carpenter Stephanie N  Christie Brian C  Chrzanowski Cresenda P  Coleman Keith L Coppens

Joseph Dharamsy Allen C Dilallo Maggie V Dolan Vincent J Doro Jessica Driver Dorota I Duda Connor T Duffy Dina Emlund Ross G Enyart Michelle Gaj Kunal Gandhi Jonathan P Garrity Savannah L George Dana M Giragosian Agata Golas Cheryl L Golden Lauren T Hagy Jenan Haleem Jerome Hall Leigh A Halvorsen John D Harris Clarice J Hopman Michael Hoye Jenine T Ideis Rosalyn Isenman Lauren Jacobsen Christopher J   Kapelinski Renee A Kapelinski Amy Karczewski Fatir Khan Alex Kincaid Kyle A Korkus Lubor P Kovac James r Krezel Patricia Lanigan So Y Lee Ashley E Lewis Nicole Maes Abigael E Mandenberg Michelle Marano Mohammad Matariyeh Samantha Mazgay Michael J McCague John McGuire Rachel N McHugh Stephanie Mena Elizabeth M Mixa Lissette Mora Blake J Moulton Brooke Mucha Amanda J Murphy

Lisa S Musleh Joshua R   Muszynski Jillian R Newstat Katie Noetzel Eric J Osier Roxanne E Paez Simaben G Patel Timothy Pekau Jonathan B Powers Julie Rangel Tommy Redmond Joshua W Rhodes Josh Rodig Alice M Rzeszutko Steve D Schmidt Christopher Schultz Raquel Sierzega Param R Singh Maziel E Sotelo Pat J Strocchia David S Tallon Alyssa R Tamayo Ijka D Teruel Mary T Tobolski Joseph R Ulber Sebastian D   Wasilewski David P Wilson Allison R Wolfer Daniel E Wronski Elias N Zaboura Lauren M Zumerling Palos Heights Colette A Barajas Judith J   Baranowsky James A Bloom Barrett B Burke Manuel Castillo Nathan J Dykstra Steven Follenweider Blanca K Gama Alex J Greer Bradley Hodorowicz Mary Susan   Kubalanza Vicki J Ladewig Paige Michel Cormack J Mulcahy Jacqueline Pink Tiffany M Scheidt

Colleen M   Schuemann-McGee Sayaka Seguchi April M Staack Melissa L Thomas Palos Hills Jung H Ahn Kerri L Carnahan Oscar Catalan Sunny Chiu Hyunjung Chun Haylie Cooper Joan Czuba Natalia Drag Erlan D Gallermo Michelle C  Guerrero Lucy Guttova Brian J Hughes Jeanine Jibawi Dovile E Kairyte Kamil P Kaleta Sangmook Kang Matt Klusek Gabriela Kois Piotr L Lesnicki Jerome Miller Staci Misner Jessica L Mrazek Rodrigo Narciso Keun Y Park Maryrose Plante Egle Polikaityte Vanessa A Regalado Komal S   Reniguntala Erik Rorstrom Nissa Siritool Cynthia   Spreadbury Arturas   Stankevicius Kinga Sumara Dora J Svensson Mina Youssef Michael Zimny Paulina Zukowska Palos Park Julie Adams Amy J Balchas Mark J Biernacki Megan Davis

Emily A Englander Christopher  Garbrecht Melanie Harvey Brendan Hodges Bret Landis Jacob P Luthmann Monika S Moskal Elaine I   Neverauskas David M Paluch Taylor M Piper Michael E Schneider Samuel Vazzana Jr Julie A White Plainfield Brandon Schaffer Richton Park Karen J Arenas Irene A Blakely Carl D Burres Robbins Krystal D Holmes Schaumburg Martha M   Bednarska Luis A Ramirez Summit Anthony M Arellano Linda B Calvillo Heather R Dzialowy Sandy Frias Jose Ibarra Jaime Martinez Mary T Menocci Eugeniusz S Milon Amanda M   Monarrez Christina Ojeda Jacqueline Perez Melissa Sandoval Velvree Smith Judith L Solis Conitzin A Troche Shannon E Valdes Caitlin Vulistis Tinley Park Suhila A  Abdelqader Belal Abuhamdeh

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Student Trustee Corner | Emmanuel Santoyo

Dean | from page 6 Mariam A Adi Walla S Allan Leah Athy Mohammed A Baig Anthony Barkhoff Vanessa R Basick Jessica L Beck Timothy M Bessler Hillary Carroll Gabriella A Ceresa Katherine Chandler Anthony J Cossidente Joseph P Daluga Kerilynn Deegan Kylie Doorn Adrienne M   Fernandez Maria M Garcia Sheila M Gaughan Becca A Gervais Leslie Girdick Christopher D Golab Amber R Graefen Daniel I Gulli James R Hansen John C Hanson Elliot R Harris Leonard M Jagielski Jilju M John Paulina Kaczmarczyk Eunice G Kim Joseph J Kim Jung T Kim Julie L Knippen Jessica R Kurek Jacqueline Lambert Liam A Laroche Nganh Le Lisa M Loesch Megan Lonergan Jennifer P  Lopez-Tyahla May Madriaga Maggie Mahar Megan K Mazzuca Ian M McCune Ramil T Mella Jennifer E Mosterd Carli E Nehls


Laura R Nelin Samantha C Nichols Kathleen Patzkowsky Gabriela J Perez Katie Planis Frank V Quesada Olla L Rafati Jessica L Ramos Brianna Rudzki Rose M Ryan Jose Saldivar Nicolette Salinas Jawad M Salman Malek Shaar Matthew P Sonne Erica K Spiess Marie T Stachon Julie T Tran Jeffrey Trayes Lindsey M Ucki John J Vandyck Kevin J Werr Margaret Wojdyla Willow Springs Jeannine T Laushot Matthew R Lovelace Tim C Pascale Jacob Rogers Nicholas Rospapa Worth Shahenaz M Ahmad Tariq Alkhatib Daisy E Burke Kristy A Campos Robert A Ceresero Kimberly Chyzy Deanna S Dahla Laima Dudaviciute Jennifer S Dybala Amy Fuhri Tomasz Guszkiewicz Katlyn M Jezior Amanda C Kanton Doudak Nazar Natalia Nowak Amber L Poudrier Lavdie Rysha Hamzah I Salim Dale Vanwitzenberg

The summer is finally here! I hope everyone is enjoying themselves in having fun and making memories. I’m sure everyone is glad that finals are over and done with. Now is the time to soak up some sun or attend classes and do it all over again. Whatever the case is I want to remind all of us about living in the moment. I know that with college and our personal lives together we look towards the future in hopes to solve our problems or just to make sure we are headed in the right path. Looking forward is always a great thing to do but always looking forward makes a person blind to what is right in front of them. I have found that living in the moment and finding balance from here and now relieves stress and also creates solid happy memories to help get through some of the unsteady times in our future. I think being in college often sets are minds to have tunnel vision from where we are today to where we picture ourselves tomorrow. Tunnels can get pretty dark at times only being able to see light at the other end, but who says there isn’t light anywhere else around you? I think we owe it to ourselves to make windows in these tunnels. We all need to see the light around

us to help receive the positive energy we need to reach success. Remember that you are the only one that has the power to appreciate the time in your life and truly live in the moment. Remember that no one else can

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live it for you. What is a life worth living if you’re not living it happily? I ask that you always keep this in your head and never forget or let anybody take it away from you. We only get to live once and there is no one but yourself to tell you that you

can’t live it fully. So after you read this article I want you to look around and think about the last good moment you have had, but don’t live in the past, instead think about what or who you can offer a moment to share with. Moments that can help you or someone else get through some unsteady times of the future. Reflect not only on you but your friends, families, and loved ones because everyone has problems and everyone could use help making a new light in their tunnel as well. Don’t look at a situation and dwell in its negativities but rather look at it as how you can change its direction. Thinking about is half of the work, and taking action is the finish. I hope you are having a great summer and continue to do so even if you are having classes and studying. Remember it’s those windows that keep you going, and if you need help building those windows I am always here in the U- building in room U 204A, I know it says “Adviser” on the door but I’m working to change that. If you can’t stop by, you can just give me a call at (708)-608-4165. I am your student trustee and if you need help I am right around the corner. Have a great day.



Valley Learning Center The Valley Learning Center at Moraine Valley Community College will be hosting Challenge Camp. Beginning the week of July 18, kids can enroll in basic drawing or cartooning, or sewing. Future leaders ages 10 to 13 can go to Challenge Camp to learn how to develop to their full potential. Kids can take classes like Keyboarding, Greek Mythology, Countries Around the World, and Shipwrecked. Children looking to gain an edge in math and reading skills have several options, including Advanced Algebra and Algebra Refresher, Math Review, Reading Readiness, and Reading Review. Kids ages 4 to 5 will enjoy reviewing colors, shapes, and numbers in Ocean Math. Other classes being offered are Introduction to Gaming Programming beginning July 11 and Nature and the Earth on July 25. Sessions vary in length and cost, and some classes require textbooks that can be purchased in the Moraine Valley Bookstore. Registration for Valley Learning Center classes is underway. Students can register in person at the Registration Office, located in S125 on campus, 9000 W. College Pkwy., Palos Hills, or by calling (708) 974-2110 (TT/ TDD for the hearing impaired 708-974-

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9556). Previously enrolled students can register online at Technology Grant Moraine Valley Community College received a $13,550 grant from Next Generation Learning Challenges to support staff members’ training at Central Piedmont Community College in North Carolina on its Online Student Profile Learning System. Moraine Valley is one of seven community colleges selected from 600 schools and 50 finalists to incorporate the system at its institution. The college will begin using it on its campus in the fall 2011 semester. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, which helped design Next Generation Learning Challenges, fund the initiative. Star Observing Barring high winds or clouds telescopes viewings will be taking place on the following dates: -July 8, 8:30 p.m. -August 5, 7:30 p.m. -September 2, 7:15 p.m. -October 7, 6:30 p.m. All open viewings are held at the telescope dome on the G. Jack Bradley Observation Deck, located on the west

side of the college’s Nature Study Area, off Kean Avenue near 107th Street. Observers can park near the college’s tennis courts and then walk on the path to the observation deck. Ragamala Dance Grant Moraine Valley Community College was awarded a $2,000 grant from the National Dance Project in support of the Ragamala Dance “Sacred Earth” performance and workshop to be held at the college in March 2012. Ragamala Dance will present “Sacred Earth” on Saturday, March 17, 2012. This work brings two rich and ancient Indian visual art traditions, Warli paintings and Kolam rice flour drawings, into conversation with Bharatanatyam, the classical dance of Southern India. “Sacred Earth” transforms the stage into a sacred space and connection to the Earth. Music will provide the third dimension of “Sacred Earth,” underscoring the emotional currents of the work. The National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts is supported by lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation with additional funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Community Connections Fund of the MetLife Foundation and the Boeing Company Charitable Trust.

King Lear Performance Moraine Valley will be hosting an outdoor performance of King Lear on July 28 at 7:30 pm at the school gateway. Admission is free. Call the Dorothy Menker Box Office for details (708974-5500). Summer Sports Camps The 2011 Summer Basketball Camp for boys and girls entering third through eighth grades will be held Monday, July 18, through Thursday, July 21, from 9:15 to 11 a.m. Bill Finn, Moraine Valley Athletics director and former men’s basketball coach, is heading this camp. The Moraine Valley 2011 Summer Volleyball Camp for boys and girls entering fifth through ninth grades will take place Monday, July 18, through Thursday, July 21, from noon until 1:45 p.m. Moraine Valley women’s volleyball head coach Gloria Coughlin is leading this camp. The cost for each camp is $70 and will be held in Moraine Valley’s gymnasium, 9000 W. College Pkwy., Palos Hills. Participants can only register through Moraine Valley’s Athletics Department. For more information call the Athletics Department at (708) 974-5727 or visit


The Glacier June 24, 2011 Volume 43, Issue 17


Are the costs of recycling really worth the benefit? We need to reconsider our priority in spending By Joe Salah Staff Writer

Joe Salah is one of the Glacier’s staff writers, he describes himself as lazy but hardworking. “I like pie.”

“If we can’t spare enough cash to make sure our planet isn’t essentially screwed in the near future, then we need to reconsider our priority in spending.”

Whether a majority of people will admit it or not, the effects of pollution are taking a noticeable toll on our planet. Though wasting perfectly recyclable resources is a primary contributor when it comes to this issue, the blame cannot be placed on anyone but ourselves. A copious amount of effort has been put into completely revamping certain buildings and schools to contribute thoroughly to the green movement yet many people still refuse to cooperate. I’ve witnessed someone toss a recyclable item into a garbage can sitting literally right next to a recycling bin. Actions like the aforementioned and a general disregard of the beneficial as-

pects recycling can provide effectively prevent recycling from being taken seriously by many. The question “does recycling actually benefit anything” strikes me as a pessimistic one, and is usually the lingering thought that prevents individuals from contributing more towards this healthy practice. Though some would consider this question rhetorical, it does have an answer. Recycling produces beneficial results when the person asking the question decides to put the question aside and just do it. Taking small steps such as recycling at your home, using more decomposable resources, choosing to aim your water bottle three feet to the left and into a recycling bin; these all contribute to the large goal that many organizations are trying to achieve.

Some may be concerned with the financial aspect of recreating a more “green-friendly” world and environment, claiming that the spending of resources and currency on constructing environmentally friendly versions of “perfectly fine” buildings outweighs the benefits of recycling. This is a valid concern considering our nation is in one of the worst financial situations it’s ever gotten itself into, but it does not pardon efforts to preserve our environment. If we can’t spare enough cash to make sure our planet isn’t essentially screwed in the near future, then we need to reconsider our priority in spending. Joe Salah can be contacted at jsalah22@

Recycling still requires a lot of work and thought By Maggie Wyczynska Views Editor With all the hype these days about going green and reducing your carbon footprint, people are going above and beyond to send their garbage to the proper places. They spend extra time separating papers, plastics and miscellaneous items, but is any of this actually benefiting our vital cause? Let’s take a look at a plastic water bottle’s life cycle. A consumer buys a twelve pack of water bottles from the grocery store. The moment it is finished, there are two options: throw it out where it will end up sitting on a landfill for 450 years or recycle it. Nowadays it is human nature to toss it in the blue bin, but what happens from that point on? Well, first a garbage truck drives to the consumer’s home to pick up the recycling while emitting harmful pollution into the air along its route. Once the plastic bottle reaches the recycling facilities, it can’t be burned because the process releases poisonous

miasma into our atmosphere. So those facilities load up all the plastic waste and send it over to China. The options aren’t much different overseas. Half of the plastic will get burned, releasing all the toxins it holds. The other half will be shredded down and made into clothing, which will be loaded back onto a ship and sent back here, once again, polluting along the way. That isn’t too bad of an option, right? At least it doesn’t end up in a landfill. Well if you look at the composition of landfills today, 75% consists of nonbiodegradable clothing. One way or another, the plastic that people worked so hard to recycle ends up in a landfill anyway. It just took a longer detour to arrive there. There is another issue at hand with these pesky plastics. They cannot all be recycled together. Not all plastics can be processed the same way and most people don’t go out of their way to look at the little numbers on the bottom sides of their garbage. Some could even say plastics are better off just in the landfill.

This is just one of the many burdens recycling indirectly causes. When aluminum cans are melted, the paint releases toxins into the air. When steel is remelted to be reused, it emits a massive amount of smoke. Glass bottles require a lot of washing and chemical detergents before they can be used. The effects of recycling are not helping our green movement as much as we are told it is. While it is possibly reducing the landfills that are steadily increasing anyway, they are polluting our already damaged ozone. The things people are recycling, one way or another, gets remade and ends up in a landfill anyway. The end result is always the same. I suppose there is no quick fix, one step solves all solution to the environmental issues the world is faced with today, but recycling still requires a lot of work and thought put into it to truly be helping the cause. Maggie Wyczynska can be contacted at

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Cyber Wars: LulzSec versus the world VIEW FROM THE HILL By Ryan Kiefer Graphics Editor Have you heard of LulzSec? Also known as “Lulz Security,” they’re a group of hackers responsible for a series of nasty pranks all over the Internet. A few weeks ago, they broke into PBS’ website and posted a fake story about rapper Tupac being alive and well in New Zealand. Shortly thereafter they managed to shut down the websites of both Sony and Nintendo. After a challenge by security firm Black & Berg for a reward of $10,000 and a job offer to the first person who could take down their site, the team at LulzSec quickly broke in, changed a few images and left a note on the home page saying, “DONE, THAT WAS EASY. KEEP YOUR MONEY WE DO IT FOR THE LULZ.” More recently they’ve hacked into the U.S. Senate website and published some internal data. After opening a supposedly untraceable call line and soliciting requests for who to hack next, LulzSec managed to take down the websites of Bethesda, League of Legends and Minecraft in a single day. Bethesda itself had usernames and passwords leaked by the group onto the Internet, and threats to leak more unless they revealed more about Sky-

rim, an upcoming game to be released in November. Their exploits all over the web have gained them a lot of media attention, which has further fueled their conquest of the net. As of last Wednesday their official Twitter account had over 100,000 followers. They’ve been reported on in nearly every venerable news outlet in the United States. It seems they probably won’t stop anytime soon. Writing for Risky Business, Patrick Gray writes that “it might be surprising to external observers, but security professionals are also secretly getting a kick out of watching these guys go nuts.” Of course, it also comes with a warning to businesses online. Companies need to tighten their security measures. We are entrusting massive amounts of personal data to servers that are potentially prone to trivial hacking methods. Users have a responsibility as well. The people who visit these sites also need to practice good web security, such as making sure your password is different for every site you visit, and not giving away excessive personal data to sites that don’t need it. It will be interesting to see what other companies will potentially fall to the knees of LulzSec. Ryan Kiefer can be contacted at contact@

The downfall of music By Joe Salah Staff Writer

From what I’ve seen and heard through our popular media broadcasting channels (MTV, Kiss F.M), mainstream music in general will be six feet under in no time at all. I find it hilarious that somebody who appreciates Beethove, Bach, or Chopin is legally allowed to be criticized by somebody who has Rebecca Black’s “Friday” on his or her iPod. Recognition of talent has been cast asunder in place of pop images and sex appeal. I mean for the love of god, the Jonas Brothers know approximately 4 chords on a guitar’s fret board, and they managed to gross 12 million dollars in 2007. My primary issue lies with the lead singers of certain groups, or “front men” of other groups. Pop divas such as Brittney Spears, Lady Gaga, and Madona are considered to be amazingly talented at composing their addicting music, but actually play little to no part in the creation of it. Every popular song has a loop and a large majority of the time the addicting part is the portion of the song created by the record company or “ghost DJ” as I like to call them. Certain people have an acquired ear for classic rock, which is great. Some of the greatest bands are the ones that began it all (Led Zeppelin, Queen, Rush, The Beatles, etc).

These bands aren’t fantastic solely because of their amazing talent for their instruments and composition, but also because they set the bar for future musicians. They were the first ones to glorify their style of music before it was all done over a million times. People have also been trained to generalize certain genres of music as weird such as hardcore metal. It’s impossible to classify a certain genre of music as crap considering music is solely based on interpretation and is geared towards those who enjoy it. If you take the time to appreciate the musicianship involved in the composition of a lot of melodic metal, you’d quickly realize how talented a lot of unrecognized musicians are in comparison to their rich-for-nothing counterparts. I’ve seen a man completely dominate a 12-string bass guitar like no other musician ever has, and he is stuck panhandling on the streets. I suppose to speak conclusively I have to end this on a sour note. People who allow music to be as large a portion of their life as I do should take the time to appreciate complexity and technicality, and start to wonder why certain people have any fame at all. Is this really what music is coming to? Joe Salah can be contacted at jsalah22@

By Bill Droel Campus Minister Here is one Moraine Valley student writing about what she learned in a world religions class. “I was in fifth grade in September 2001. I grew up thinking that Muslims support violence and oppress women. I could never imagine that I would go to a mosque, much less be treated kindly there.” Several other students wrote similarly. Some acknowledged misconceptions they held about Christianity. As it so happened, one of my world religion classes was scheduled for September 12, 2001, the evening after the murderous attack on our country. According to the syllabus, we were to begin the unit on Islam that very evening. All of us were uneasy about the topic, especially the teacher. We did not avoid our feelings; yet we slowly began to separate facts from generalizations. Later in September 2001 I was asked to speak on a panel at a nearby college. The title of the forum was “The Politics of Terrorism.” I declined the invitation with a note saying, “Terrorism is the opposite of politics; I believe in dialogue.” The world religions class at Moraine Valley has a premise: Students and teacher leave their faith (including atheism in some cases) at the door of the classroom; examine each religion on its own terms; and then pick up their faith when they leave the classroom. We use a visual aide to illustrate this premise. Thus, nearly every student learns the difference between understanding something and agreeing with it. Moraine Valley was among the first community colleges to offer a world religions course. That’s because Chicago colleges are pioneers in this area. And that’s because the first international Parliament of the World’s Religions was held in Chicago, as part of the famous 1893 Columbia Exposition. The second Parliament was also held in Chicago, in 1993 at the Palmer House. Some of us from Moraine Valley participated. A startling example of inter-religious dialogue from the early thirteenth century is getting new attention. The setting is the Fifth Crusade. St. Francis of Assisi, who has seen wartime horror in his hometown and on larger battlefields, takes it upon himself to walk through the front lines of the so-called Christian army to meet in Damietta, Egypt with the so-called enemy, Sultan Malik al-Kamil, a nephew of the great warrior Salidin. This dramatic story is recounted in The Saint and the Sultan: the Crusades, Islam and Francis of Assisi’s Mission for Peace by Paul Moses (Doubleday, 2009). Another book, In the Spirit of St. Francis and the Sultan by George Dardess and Marv Mich (Orbis, 2011), suggests how to continue the dialogue.

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The style of the 1219 A.D. dialogue was different from what is recommended today. St. Francis’ strategy was to convert the Sultan to Christianity and thereby end the war. The Sultan believed Christians should put away some doctrines and submit to the full will of God, which is Islam. Nonetheless the two stayed open to one another during a week of conversation. They were willing, wrote Dardess and Mich, “to tolerate each other’s religious differences.” Even though no political agreement was reached that week, “the two men acted beautifully in the midst of ugliness.” The Sultan, who could easily have killed a Christian meddler, came away impressed. He offered parting gifts to St. Francis, who is now Christianity’s second most popular member of all time. The Sultan admired St. Francis’ simplicity when he declined all the gifts, except one: an ivory horn. Once back in Europe, St. Francis used that gift to call people to prayer. It is preserved in Assisi. St. Francis was impressed with the Sultan’s daily prayers. St. Francis used that good example to promote the Christian practice of liturgy of the hours. Georgetown University has an arrangement in which 24 Christian and Muslim students share a dorm floor. A few students there also meet for interreligious dialogue. About a dozen Ohio State University students, some Muslim and some Catholic, meet every other week for dialogue about cultural and dogmatic topics. At nearby Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois about ten students, Christian and Muslim, meet for lunch twice a month. On occasion small inter-religious collegiate groups get involved in a social service project. Could some informal dialogue groups happen at Moraine Valley? The key is a healthy balance between confidence in one’s faith and humility in the face of other traditions. Not every Moraine Valley student is ready. Once a dialogue begins its participants are tempted to fall back upon good-old-USA tolerance, which usually deteriorates to the catchphrase “whatever.” It is difficult in our culture to maintain healthy tension. I must admit this is even difficult in a classroom where the teacher (myself, at least) wants everyone to get along. Education occurs, however, when students appreciate the difference between understanding someone or something and agreeing with that person or that belief. As in previous years, an inter-faith gathering will be held 7 P.M. on September 11, 2011 at St. Luke’s Orthodox Church, at the west end of campus, on 107th St. at Kean Ave. You are welcome. Bill Droel’s e-mail is His blog is at


June 24, 2011  —  Sports

Athlete of the Issue Jeromy Williamson Outfielder Baseball


2011 Cyclone Baseball Stats Pitching Strikeouts Austin Wallace


Innings Pitched Austin Wallace


ERA Austin Wallace


Wins Wilkison/Wallace


Hitting By Sean McDermott Williamson is leaving Moraine Valley Community College after two impressive seasons. The powerful outfielder is leaving the Cyclones with a career batting average of .393 with 18 doubles, 3 triples, 9 home runs, 52 runs and an impressive 56 R.B.I.’s. This season Williamson was hampered with an upper body injury early on in the season, limiting him to playing in only 27 games. Despite the limited playing time Williamson batted .423 this year with 4 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run, 14 runs and 16 R.B.I’s. Williamson had the 38th best batting average in the NJCAA Division II. Williamson was once again named the team’s most valuable player under Coach Radz. Williamson will truly be missed on the diamond next season.

Hits Jeromy Williamson


Doubles Tom Pruim


Triples 1 Williamson/Rigg/Wallace Runs Joe Rigg


RBI Jeromy Williamson


Batting Average Jeromy Williamson


Team Batting Average .281

Awards 1st Team All- Conference SS Joe Rigg 2nd Team All-Conference P Austin Wallace

Decline of Chicago Baseball? By Connor Reynolds News Editor The 2011 baseball season is nearing the halfway point, and neither the Cubs nor the White Sox are above .500. This isn’t necessarily all that remarkable considering Chicago baseball has had an incredible lack of success aside from the White Sox 2005 World Series. For the Cubs, this never has been an issue. Despite failed investments and poor performance, Wrigley Field was nearly sold out every game of the season. However the constant sellouts seem to have ended on the north side. Following their World Series win 6 years ago, the White Sox were able to start drawing the kind of crowds on a consistent basis that began to rival the Cubs. Through the next two season, attendance, as well as the general stadium atmosphere, and fan morale swelled. In these last three years, all of the increased fan participation has completely withered away. I’ve had a chance to see the White Sox decline first hand as a seat vendor at Comiskey Park since 2008. Earlier this week was rock bottom for Chicago fans as far as I could tell. The White Sox hosted the Cubs for first leg of the “Crosstown Classic,” on Monday through Wednesday. All three games were well played and very exciting, but that wasn’t what stood out to

me. What shocked me was the fact that not one of those games was a true sellout. In fact the stadium was filled at just under 88% capacity for the series. There were plenty of fans talking trash and cheering when their team succeeded, but the general relentless passion that is normally present, just wasn’t there. No matter the teams records, winning that series brought enough pride to help make up for the shortcoming the teams were inevitably going to be confronted with come the end of the season. The first three games of this years Cubs-Sox series have convinced me that as a general population, the Chicagoland area is finally getting sick of the constant failures. They’re sick of the Sosa’s, the Bradley’s, and Dunn’s. More than any other team (except the Mets) the White Sox and Cubs seem to bring in players who can’t contribute, all the while making the fans pay for it through obnoxiously expensive tickets and food. The future of baseball seems to be not completely safe for the first time since I’ve been alive. Hopefully at least one of the teams can step up their game, because I will not ever be able to bring myself to cheer for the Brewers. Connor Reynolds can be contacted at

David Loomis warns teams that the Cyclones are on the prowl. The lefty outfielder will be going into his second year coming out of Shepard. [Zandro Zafra] Baseball | from Sports Front Page

them (Kankakee & Elgin) and we did it without some of our key starters,” said coach Radz. “These guys really believe in themselves and put their minds to it and can be a very good ball team. Unfortunately we didn’t do that all the time but, there were very promising signs throughout the season and those two wins were signs of what we could have done.” Those signs of what they “could have done,” happened in the last ten games of the regular season when the Cyclones went 7 and 3 before being eliminated from the playoffs with losses to Blackhawk and McHenry College. Next year three familiar faces will move on from their years as a Cyclone and play for a four-year institution. Captain Danny Townsend (SP/Andrew H.S.), team MVP Jeromy Williamson (OF/ Brownsburg H.S./ St. Francis), and 2nd team All-Conference selection Austin Wallace (SP/OF/ Lincoln-Way East H.S./ St. Joseph) [Coach Radz on Danny Townsend] “He was one of the first guys I signed to the team. He went out there and pitched a lot of innings over the course of two years and gave us good quality outings and gave us opportunities to win and we always didn’t do this, which I feel for Danny a little. Danny is going to be missed for what he did here and he did it under the radar and I think he deserves more praise than he did.”

[Coach Radz on Jeromy Williamson] “Williamson our two-time MVP, will be missed. We’re losing him in the outfield and more importantly at the plate. He was our leading hitter both year’s here.” [Coach Radz on Austin Wallace] “Wallace was our Ace this year. He got interest from a lot of schools. He had a good year and he will be missed.” The Cyclone Warning for the 2011 season has expired. Coach Radz expects a more threatening storm for next season. “I feel really good (about next season),” said coach Radz. “We’re addressing the issues we needed to and were going to be stronger in our defensive game.” Coach Radz also recruited some talent to replace the three departing players. “I think we’re bringing in the right kids next year and they have the physical talents and were gonna have to see if they can adjust to the speed of college ball,” said Coach Radz. “On and off the field there good people. I am encouraged about this recruiting class.” Last season the Cyclones showed signs of greatness. The Cyclones are a dangerous storm ready to break out across the region. With a strong core of returning players, a talented recruiting class, and coach Radz leadership, the Cyclones will be a dangerous team for the 2012 season. Sean McDermott can be contacted at

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By Sean McDermott Sports Editor “Frustrating,” the word that pretty much sums up the Moraine Valley Baseball teams 2011 campaign. The Cyclones finished the season with a record of 14 and 27 and finished

in the cellar of the Skyway Conference going 2 and 12. The record doesn’t really reflect the true story of the 2011 Cyclones. The team battled through injuries all season, many players had to play different positions throughout the year, and Mother Nature did coach Radz and the ‘Clones no favors (8 can-

celled games). For most of the season the team had to practice indoors. “It was tough to develop chemistry and I think it effected us in more ways than one.” [Coach Radz on practicing indoors] The team started the season off slowly as their record was a miserable 7

and 23. During that time the Cyclones beat two powerhouse teams in Kankakee and Elgin, which is one of coach Radz fondest moments of this season. “When we could of easily packed it in and gave up we went out and beat Baseball | page 11

2nd Team All- Conference pitcher Austin Wallace picking off an baserunner. The lefty from Lincoln Way -East recieved interest from 4 year colleges this season. [Zandro Zafra]

Men’s tennis ends strong season disappointed By Sean McDermott Sports Editor

Dynasty- A family or group that maintains power for several generations. Moraine Valley has a dynasty on the court. No not the basketball team but, the tennis team. For the seventh consecutive year, the Cyclones men’s tennis team qualified for the NJCAA National Tournament. The tennis team headed down to the “Big D” to compete for the NJCAA National Championship May 15th through the 20th. Unfortunately, the Cyclones dreams of hoisting the NJCAA Championship and bringing Moraine’s first National Championship home was cut short, as the team only earned one total point and finished in 27th place. Despite the poor showing at the Nationals, the team had an impressive season going 8 and 1 overall and going undefeated in conference play (6-0) to earn their fourth Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference Championship. The last time the tennis team was on top of the ISCC was back when Katy Perry “Kissed a Girl” and Kayne West was on “Love Lockdown” in 2008. Mike Giordano (Oak Lawn), Terrence Gamboa (Reavis), Josh Leininger (Lincoln-Way Central), and Dale Van Witzenberg (Shepard) were named to the All-Region IV and All-Conference teams with their impressive play. Alex Zavala (Oak Lawn) was named to the All-Conference team and Coach Finn

was named the ISCC Coach of the Year. Gamboa, Zavala and Pete Danos (Richards) will be moving on from Moraine next season. All three players were key pieces to the team’s success the past two seasons. Next season the freshmen of this season will take the reigns as sophomores and continue the little known dynasty of Moraine Valley. Next year the racket scientist of Moraine Valley look to continue their success and look for back to back ISCC titles as well as an eighth consecutive appearance to the NJCAA Nationals. With a solid core of players coming back, the team has an excellent chance of repeating its success. Sean McDermott can be contacted at mackie2912@

Josh Rodig and Joshua Leininger look to continue the dynasty’s success next year. [Zandro Zafra]

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Tom McCague, telescope man By Anthony Rojas Social Editor

Out in the nature study area is a telescope built by amateur astronomer and former MVCC professor Tom

McCague; a telescope made from household items. McCague built his telescope over a five-year period almost a decade ago, after he and recently deceased MVCC professor Richard Finley built the G. Jack Bradley observation deck. When McCague had built his telescope, using basic hardware store items such as plastic, tubing, plywood, and a 13’ glass piece he asked Finley, “how about I donate this to the college?” They agreed on it and contacted the school administrators to get it dedicated. The first showing was in 2003, a year in which Mars was close to the Earth and optimal for viewing. Since then, McCague has

given frequent night-time viewings to the community free of charge. On any showing there “could be twenty to fifty participants,” says McCague. He also jokes that the “best night we ever had viewing, only two people showed up, but they’ve been back every time.” McCague has stated that one of his major influences on amateur astronomy is John Dobson, a former Vedantic monk who began building and publicizing amateur telescopes while a member of his monastery in California. “You weren’t allowed to work on astronomy at the monastery,” says McCague, “so Dobson would sneak off and work on building his telescopes.” Dobson was eventually expelled TELESCOPE | page 4

Left: Tom McCague built his homemade telescope over the course of five years and donated it to Moraine Valley to be put onto the G. Jack Bradley Deck. [Ryan Kiefer]

The pieces presented at the art gallery in Moraine Valley’s F building are of various mediums and interpretations. [Maggie Wyczynska]

FPAC presents: the strangely cerebral art show By Maggie Wyczynska Views Editor The F building is hosting ‘Gallery 2011: A Juried Exhibition of Artwork by Community Artists,’ an ongoing art show in which students have used various mediums and techniques to display their prized artwork. Placement awards and honorable mentions were presented to recipients on June 4.

Every entry submitted had clear hard work and determination placed behind it. The winners were announced during the scheduled reception on that date. First place went to Jim Hart for his realistic acrylic drawing. A lot of hard work is put into these art exhibits and each year they grow in size and in talent. “I try to look at the art exhibits ev-

ery year and this is probably the best I’ve seen so far,” says Jacquelyn Jenke. Art Gallery Coordinator, Jennifer Kiekeben, put together a wonderful show once again this year. Anyone strolling near the F building or who find themselves with some free time should stop by the art show this year and take a nice long look at all the hard work the community artists put into their work. There are various styles and mean-

ings behind every entry for a wide range of taste. It is definitely not a show to miss. Exhibits are open for viewing Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm in the Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery. The exhibit will be running from now until August 3. Anyone interested in art should get there fast. Maggie Wyczynska can be contacted at



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Bill calls for the end of “failed” war on drugs By Joe Salah Staff Writer The war on drugs is a long and tedious road that winds throughout history, and few dare to tread along it. In the year of 2009 alone, there were approximately 1,663,582 drugassociated arrests in the United States, and more than half of the arrests were marijuana related, according to For years, certain people have tried to pass bills decriminalizing the use of marijuana recreationally. Some states have even managed to have it prescribed medically to patients. Some congressmen are now taking a slightly different approach this time. Representatives Ron Paul and Barney Frank are proposing a bill limiting the involvement of the federal government in the legalization of Marijuana. They bring to attention the fact that entire states can disagree with the ban on this very timid and minor hallucinogen, yet the federal government can intervene effortlessly. Although this is quite a radical pro-

those diagnosed with terminal illnesses. Marijuana has also been reported to aid with any type of chronic pains, insomnia, and anxiety. The list of incontrovertible evidence contributing to the fact that marijuana’s legalization could be drastically beneficial to our economy and civilization as a whole could go on for a long time. The evidence presented usually falls upon ears deafened by biases. The proposal is expected to be shot down relatively soon, but in doing so the hypocrisies of government representaAccording to government crime statistics, more than half of drug-associated arrests in the United tives could be exposed; a sort States are marijuana related. [courtesy of] of “kamikaze” bill in a sense. This event could very well Though partially irrelevant, also sup- shatter the tenacious rejection surposal, Ron and Barney have historical precedents reinforcing their position in porting this past event is the fact that rounding the legalization of marijuana the debate: the former prohibition on alcohol is exponentially more malicious in the near future granting citizens acto your health than marijuana could cess to the herb, and restoring a sense alcohol. The prohibition was handled in a ever be. of entitled power to the state governMarijuana has been found to be ments. very similar manner; power was awarded to the states in order to reach a logi- quite beneficial to those suffering from cal decision based on the area of inter- a wide range of ailments, specifically re- Joe Salah can be contacted at Jsalah22@ storing appetites and reducing pain to est.

Athletes play up academia By Anthony Rojas Social Editor Moraine Valley is known for its academic achievement and oftentimes for its athletic achievement. This year, the two are one. At the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference, Moraine Valley athletes led the competition for having the highest GPA while enrolled in sports. This comes as yet another victory for members of the women’s crosscountry team, who pulled in an academic victory last March. Honored by the National Junior College Cross Country Coaches Association, the women’s cross-country team was named Academic All-American Teams. In order to be eligible for an Academic All-American Team award, participants must have earned a 3.0 or higher G.P.A after completing at least 48 course credit hours while participating in at least one of the college’s 12 sports. “The dedication of the student-athletes and the amount of time they put into their sport is dwarfed by the time they put into their class work,” said athletics director Bill Finn, “We’re fortunate to have this number of studious athletes,” With the whopping list of 32 winners this year, it’s easy to imagine just what a great achievement this is. Anthony Rojas can be contacted at rojasa@

Baseball/Softball Tom Pruim (Morgan Park Academy) Dan Townsend (Andrew) Austin Wallace (Lincoln-Way East) Pat Wilkison (Brother Rice) Jordan Hill (Morgan Park Academy) Maureen Galazkiewicz (Evergreen Park) Sy Saunders (Reavis) Colleen Soppet (Shepard) Alyssa Prucak (Oak Forest) Golf Ryan Collins (Oak Forest) Matt Lovelace (Lyons Township) Men/Women’s Basketball Louis Green (St. Joseph) Patrick McCarthy (St. Rita) Jalisa Bryant (Holy Trinity) Nicole Mazor (Shepard) Men/Women’s Soccer Matt Berman (Andrew) Steve Brown (Andrew) Luis Cajero (Eisenhower) Micah Van Bruggen (Andrew) Kayley Hogan (Evergreen Park), Emily Kasiulyte (Oak Lawn) Natalie Ross (Evergreen Park) Men/Women’s Tennis Pete Danos (Richards) Alex Zavala (Oak Lawn) Sonia Almaraz (Morton East) Daisy Burke (Morton East) Cynthia Rimmer (Sandburg) Women’s Cross Country Alejra Dongo (Bremen) Ashley Shares (Stagg) Volleyball Rachel Levitt (Lyons Township) Isabel Reyes (Eisenhower) Shannon Ott (Oak Lawn)


June 24, 2011  —  Features


LGBT Pride Parade all set to fly its colors By Lauren Smith Staff Writer

The city of Chicago has such a long history of supporting homosexuality that goes back Chicago has always been to the early 1900s. known as a diverse and open The earliest documented city; its array of different homosexual society was escultures and style echo a tablished in Chicago in 1924, sentiment of understandaccording to the essay, To Coming, such as is celebrated at bat the Public Procedures, writthe annual “LGBT Pride Paten by Jonathan Ned Katz. rade.” The group called “The SoFor Chicagoans, the ciety for Human Rights” was month of June is the Lesbia not for profit organization an, Gay, Bisexual, and Transspearheaded with the purpose gender (LGBT) pride month, of protecting and promoting in which various individuals every citizens right for the and organizations are able pursuit of happiness. to come together and enjoy Now, more than 80 years activities such as picnics, later, there is no wonder why award ceremonies, and Nawe still call Chicago the city of tional HIV Testing. LGBT Pride. The most popular event, This month’s celebrations however, comes every year show that now more than ever, on June 26, when thou- Proud parents, friends, supporters, and members of the LGBT community will be parading from the corner citizens are being encouraged of Halsted and Belmont to Lincoln Park this Sunday, June 26. [Monika Warneka] sands of people come toto come together and combine gether from all over the city their diverse colors. and celebrate the freedom to openly stop all traffic for two and a half hours then back south on Broadway until it In this way, perhaps they can love themselves and their sexuality to make way for running floats and reaches Lincoln Park. show the world what it really means in the 42 Annual Gay Pride Parade. marches that will be strolling down Police participation, barricades and to be a part of a rainbow. Starting at noon on the corner North side streets, followed as always other safety precautions will be taken of Halsted and Belmont Avenue, by the usual booming crowd. to ensure everyone in attendance is Lauren Smith can be contacted at this year’s parade, themed Pride The parade will then continue safe and able to enjoy the parade around the World is scheduled to north on Halsted to Grace Street and out any worry of altercations.

Peace found in Lincoln Park By Amel Saleh Editor-in-Chief What if there was an event that existed in Chicago that embraced and condoned the meaning of peace, love and drugs? Oh wait, I believe there is. If you’re a stranger to the popular summer event called Peace Fest then you should probably go out and live a little. This event welcomes everyone. Young, old, religious, atheists, rich, and poor came together on June 17 through June 19. There were DJ’s mixing dub step and ska bands performing along with dancers grooving with hula-hoops and vendors selling all sorts of items you’d expect to see at a festival of “peacegoers.” The spectacle began at noon and lasted until sundown. If you plan on attending next summer, don’t be surprised if a person walks pass you shouting for their pursuit of “shrooms,” “acid,” or “weed.” It was a little alarming, but you have to

think of it this way: it’s Chicago’s modern day interpretation of the values and ideals of the youth in the sixties, but with less rock and roll and more dub step. Peace Fest Chicago dates all the way back to 1968, according to It began when a protest against the Democratic Convention began in Grant Park, generally known as “be-in’s” and “sit-in’s.” People came from every part of the country to get together and made sure their opinions were heard against the Vietnam War and the draft. Activists from New York, including Jerry Ruben, Abbey Hoffman, and even John Lennon contributed to the cause. Thus, Peace Fest was created. Another event is scheduled to launch July 27 to July 31 and this time it’s a campout. More information is available on the organizations website, Amel Saleh can be contacted at saleha38@

All kinds of people were at Peace Fest to groove and relax [ courtesy ofTaylor Long]



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from the monastery for his practices with astronomy and so was led to cofound the San Francisco Sidewalk Astronomers, a group that publicized astronomy by doing demonstrations for people on the street. Dobson’s influence eventually led throughout the United States and now amateur viewings of the night sky are done all over the country, according to McCague.

McCague’s viewings, if done on a clear night, can be “awe-inspiring” as he describes them. The telescope is most capable of showing close-up images of the moon, but has the capability of seeing the rings of Saturn, galaxies, and nebulas on clear nights. Unfortunately, city life can make this difficult. “Once you start putting a lot of

people in one place,” says McCague, “you get too much light in the way for a clear viewing” Nevertheless, McCague will be out in the nature study area, standing atop the G. Jack Bradley observation deck every month this summer with his telescope. The next viewing is scheduled fo Friday, June 24 (weather permitting). If the weather is poor, or the view is

too obscured, the presentation will be rescheduled. Along with the presentation at the next showing, there will also be a memorial to McCague’s colleague and former Moraine Valley professor, Richard Finley, who recently died of kidney failure. Anthony Rojas can be contacted at

Scheduled Viewings

June 24, 9 p.m. July 8, 8:30 p.m. Aug. 5, 7:15 p.m. Sept. 2, 7:30 p.m. A memorial will be held for Richard Finley, who along with Tom McCague, helped build the G. Jack Bradley deck located in the Nature Study Area. [Ryan Kiefer]

Oct. 7, 6:30 p.m.

Thousands of citizens rally against “corporate welfare” By Anthony Rojas Social Editor On June 14, thousands of Chicagoans marched against corporate greed to the rallying cry of “They got bailed out, we got sold out!” The enormous protest, known by some as the “Give it Back Rally,” was put together by Chicago-based progressive organizations such as Stand Up Chicago and Service Employees International Union (SEIU). Outraged at the economic disparity of the middle and lower classes in light of the corporate bailout, these groups led a rally complete with loudspeakers, picket signs and synchronized chants. Stand Up Chicago’s website calls the movement the “Rally and March Against Corporate Greed.” The corporations have stolen the money from the bailout and used it to give their top executives enormous bonuses when the money should have put towards schools, teacher salaries, housing and jobs for the unemployed, according to protesters. “…the $80 million in ‘corporate welfare’ they received in the form of TIFs and tax breaks could have saved schools, put Chicagoans to work and kept families facing foreclosure in their homes,” says Stand Up Chicago’s website.

This comes at a time when unemployment in Chicago is at a steady 9% and the city’s foreclosure rate is the second highest in the country, protesters said.

as the “Welfare Kings.” The three groups converged at Michigan Avenue until they reached the Hyatt Regency Hotel where a private executive summit of CEOs and CFOs

marched with the crowd carrying a banner which read “Give back our jobs.” Jackson later addressed the crowd, saying “We have just begun. We will march until we get our jobs back, until we get our houses back.” A sit-in was put into action outside the hotel, at which time the police began to arrest protesters, including one disabled woman in a wheelchair. All together, 24 arrests were made at the protest; according to news broadcast channel NBC. Inside of the Hyatt, three floors below ground level, the CFOs and CEOs held their summit in the hotel’s Grand Ballroom, seemingly oblivious of the protest outside. In fact, when asked what proProtesters congregated outside the Thompson Center before marching to the Hyatt Regency testers were rallying against, many on Michigan Avenue to rally against the CEO/CFO executive summit being held there. attendees of the summit responded, [Anthony Rojas] “something about unions.” Upon exiting, many went through the back To pinpoint the culprits of “corpo- was being held. exit, away from where protesters rate greed,” protesters held up pictures The members of this summit are stood. of executives with scathing remarks known by protesters as some of the The protesters eventually dison them, such as a picket sign with the richest people in the country and were persed and went their separate ways face Lloyd Blankfein, CEO of Goldman accused by protesters of “hoarding the peacefully and in an organized fashSachs with “this Goldman Sucks” writ- wealth that belongs to the American ion, but even as they left the chants ten over it. people.” of “They say cutback, we say fight The organized, yet unpermitted rally More than 3,000 people stood outback” could be heard. began at three different points around side the Hyatt hotel rallying against downtown Chicago, each site complete the executives inside, when they were Anthony Rojas can be contacted at with crowned life-size puppets known joined by Rev. Jesse Jackson, who


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Zaragoza’s ready for second semester By Hal Jawayyed Staff Writer Zaragoza’s is the name welcomed by Moraine Valley’s students this past spring semester. The authentic Mexican restaurant located in the U building’s bus exit opened up its doors when classes started in January. It invited students to fresh, invigorating ingredients. All the ingredients are made every morning before doors open. Though it was a slow start, the new restaurant picked up notice from Moraine’s patrons. The restaurant managers are confident that this fall semester will bring in a new crowd as well as the familiar customers from their launch. This freshness comes at an affordable rate that anyone can find reasonable. “We wanted to give the students a difference in food, not price,” says owner, Norma Zaragoza. One of the most intriguing ingredients that the restaurant introduces is the birria, or goat. Goat, oftentimes an underrated meal, is leaner and has more protein than most meat on the market. “Zaragoza’s is fresh, authentic, and healthy Mexican food,” says Zaragoza

Zaragoza’s mexican cuisine, located at the U building’s bus entrance, has completed its first semester at Moraine Valley. The restaurant will open its doors to Moraine Valley when school begins on August 22. [Amel Saleh] of the cuisine served. Zaragoza’s offers a menu to the students, which varies from the other Zaragoza’s restaurants off campus. At the off-campus restaurants, they only offer the goat meat. However, for a more comfortable variety, they offer chicken, steak, and goat. They offer a wide range of preparations; from tacos to “boats”, rice with beans, meat, and cilantro on top, how can anyone go wrong? In the fall, Zaragoza’s hopes to intro-

duce some new vegetarian-based menu items so that they can appeal to a larger crowd. Zaragoza’s also plan on adding quesadilla as a menu option; they would occasionally offer quesadillas to customers, and they hope to also introduce homemade tamales. Zarazoga’s café will officially open its doors again when fall classes start on August 22. Hal Jawayyed can be contacted at

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. College Bowl Practice Tue/Thur, 3:00, A153. (708) 608-4177. Combat to College For infomation, contact Debbie Wills at (708) 974-5759. Creative Writing Club For information, contact Mary Berwer at 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. Earth Club For information, contact Janet Kotash at (708) 974-5246. Film Authority For more information contact Dan Pal. 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) 974-5550 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. Mastodon For information, contact Ted Powers at (708) 608-4177. 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) 974-5426. 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) 974-5717. Xclusive For information, contact Demetrius Robinson at (708)-974-5567



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Chicagoland fun is easy to find, here’s some hints

The Chicago-based beaches, such as North Avenue beach shown here, are common retreat spots from the hot summer sun. Many more activities are available in Chicagoland, though. [Amel Saleh] By Amel Saleh Editor-in-Chief There’s an abundance of sunshine in the summer, plants in full bloom and an endless amount of activities to do. The only question: is where do you begin? June is nearly concluding and with

a month and a half still standing before classes resume, this time must be spent wisely! No matter what your interests are, this article will spark your interest in something you can do to end the summer on a good note. During the last few days remaining in June it’s not too late to hit up

a parade and celebrate love between all people at Chicago’s Pride Parade. You can also catch the famous Taste of Chicago happening June 24th through July 3rd. Admission is free everyday, the only thing you pay for is the amount of tickets you want in exchange for…well, a taste of Chicago’s food.

If concerts and musical festivities are more your thing than you won’t be disappointed with the lineup at Lollapalooza. Or perhaps Vans Warped Tour? Maybe even Rockstar Energy’s Mayhem Fest? If those are all too hardcore for your style, have a beer and jam out to the sounds of Rascal Flatts or any other country singer playing this summer. Surely, you’ll find one worth your attention. Of course, all these events will cost you money and of course there are many things you do that are cost free such as playing your favorite sport at a nearby park. To some, nothing is better than spiking a volleyball in someone’s face who’s clearly not on your level of skill. Give it a try! It’s liberating. Another simplistic joy of the summer is barbequing and swimming. When the sun goes down, get a bonfire started and enjoy the warmth of a summer fire with the best people in your life. It’s summer time! Put the remote down and get out there and live while you can! Amel Saleh can be contacted at saleha38@

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Super 8: is it a gore-filled modernized version of E.T.?

Elle Fanning (Alice Dainard) and Joel Courtney (Joe Lamb) stare in an appalled state at an odd disaster. [Paramount Pictures] By Joe Salah Staff Writer “Super 8” is one of the summer movies that really caught my attention, primarily due to the mysterious aspects of JJ Abrams and his trailers. The movie itself though, seemed to be one big cliché after another. The plot of the movie was actually a bountiful structure. A train wreck harboring

some sort of secret military experiment sets the horror free to run amuck the town. Many interesting camera angles and methods were used to conceal information from the viewer; keeping them on the edge of their seats and making them wonder what the hell is going on. Although revealing little to no information during the first half of his movies seems to be Abrams’ specialty (i.e “Clo-

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verfield”). During “Super 8” I found myself shifting away from “What could all of this mean?!” and more towards “do I even care?” I feel that this movie could have been golden if it were presented in a better way. It was not at all what I had expected in terms of the childish aspect of the movie. I felt like I was watching a more gore-filled modernized version of the

classic E.T. Being compared to a classic is not necessarily a bad thing, but the only problem with this circumstance is that it’s all been done before. Once the suspense and desire to feast the eyes upon whatever creature is terrorizing the town is lifted, the plot becomes very predictable and boring. Past transgressions between enemies are put aside for a greater good, certain people let go of certain issues that have been haunting them, etc. etc. The creature itself looks like a child version of the one that terrorizes New York in “Cloverfield,” by the way. The movie did succeed in a few areas, though. Every suspense film has its comedic moments, and Super 8 performed quite well in this aspect. The mysterious withholding of information is also quite effective during the first hour or so of the movie, so if you plan on seeing it I’d suggest lowering your expectations. All in all, to be fair, I would have to award Super 8 with 3 out of 5 stars. Though a lot of it was cliché and expected, it was a solid film that should be given a fair chance. Joe Salah can be contacted at jsalah22@



Entertainment  —  June 24, 2011

Green Lantern shines bright The classic tale of Peter Pan By Amel Saleh Editor-in-Chief

Ryan Reynolds plays the heroic Green Lantern this summer. [Warner Brothers] By Ken Edwards Staff Writer “Green Lantern” is an upcoming 2011 superhero film based on the comic book character of the same name. “Green Lantern” is scheduled to be released on June 17 in 3D. The film will have Hollywood star Ryan Reynolds alongside co-stars Blake Lively as his childhood sweetheart and Mark Strong as Sinestro. Ryan Reynolds now has the opportunity to take the lead role in Green Lantern as Hal Jordan. The plot of the movie is that a test pilot named Hal is drawn to a crash site where he is granted a mystical green ring from a dying alien who’s ring recruited the first human to join the Green Lantern Corps. The green lantern ring is powered by the energy of will, which gives the user the creative ability to manipulate light in order to form objects.

Also included with the ring is a membership into an intergalactic group called the Green Lantern corps, with guardians of other worlds to protect and keep peace in the universe. The superpowers Hal Jordan acquired from the green lantern ring will eventually require him to save the universe from the Parallax, which is a nemesis of the Green Lantern Core that uses the yellow light of fear as power. Warner Bros spent an estimated $150 million on the budget to get stunning special effects, which makes this a must-see. This will have fans and audiences saying the Green Lantern oath nationwide. “In brightest day, in blackest night, no evil shall escape my sight. Let those who worship evil’s might, Beware my power…Green Lantern’s Light!” Ken Edwards can be contacted k2dae@

Everyone knows the classical tale of Peter Pan. You remember: the boy who lived in Neverland! No not Michael Jackson, the other one. Yes, this classical tale of eternal youth was brought to Moraine Valley on May 22 for everyone to enjoy. Alphabet Soup Productions brought the production together, and the interactive child to actor play had the youthful crowd in an uproar of delight. This familiar story involves the Darling family, distinctively the children: Wendy, Michael and John. Wendy enjoys telling her younger siblings stories about the mythical Peter Pan, the little boy who never grew up. One night, Peter flies into the Darling nursery in search of his shadow, which Wendy had previously captured. Peter flies off to Never-Never Land with Wendy, Michael and John following behind. Once in Peter’s realm, Captain Hook, who intends to capture Peter and do away with him, terrorizes the children. Breaking with sev-

eral traditions, a girl plays Peter and a shaft of light portrays Tinker Bell. After rescuing Indian princess Tiger Lily from Captain Hook, Peter must save the children, not to mention his own “Lost Boys,” from the diabolical pirate captain. In addition, he must contend with the jealousy of tiny sprite Tinker Bell, who doesn’t like Wendy one little bit. Peter Pan brought back a sense of nostalgia as I sat in the theater jotting down notes. It’s amazing how magical and real the play was to the young crowd and how observant I was realizing this. The bottom line is: you’re never too old to enjoy a good play. Nothing is wrong with not wanting to grow up and remain youthful everlastingly. Peter Pan and the Pirates was a superb show for children, teens and adults. No matter what age you are, always remember to never let your inner- child die. Amel Saleh can be contacted at

Don’t miss these free shows this summer! King Lear July 28 - 30, 7:30 p.m. Gateway near F building FREE Admission

Patriotic Concert July 23, 7:30 p.m. Dorothy Menker Theater FREE admission

Jazz Ensemble July 22, 7:30 p.m. Dorothy Menker Theater FREE admission


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A Young and restless artist Nobody’s ghostly graveyard By Nadia Ahmad Classified Manager Adam Young, who takes the stage name Owl City, originally began creating music in his parents’ basement while suffering from insomnia. The singer/songwriter is an expert in crafting pure feel-good music as well as being talented in playing multiple instruments. His new album, “All Things Bright And Beautiful,” experiments with a soft hint of hip hop to Euro dance pop and successfully explores a few new textures that may surprise fans. As a child of the late 80s early 90s era, Young is inspired by 1980s New Wave Music and the sounds of classic video games. “Reality is a lovely place but I wouldn’t wanna live there” are lyrics from the first song on the album “The Real World.” Anyone who’s ever imagined themselves in a different place other than where they are now can definitely relate to this song. Another track on the album called “January 28, 1986” features a sample of the memorial speech U.S. President Reagan had given after the space shuttle Challenger disaster. Young was born in the year on 1986

and would always hear about the disaster from his parents. Out of respect he wrote the song to express what it was like being born in a year with such tragedy and is a precursor to the following song “Galaxies.” His music paints a magical world of angels from heaven to beautiful things seen by astronauts. On occasion, Young talks about love and strong emotions with regards to everyday fears people have, such as approaching someone you secretly like to finding yourself when feeling lost. He relyied mostly on using metaphorical lyrics to get this across. In the past, Owl City has been critically compared to other bands also heavily influenced by 1980s synth pop such as Death Cab For Cutie and The Postal Service. In response, Young did an interview with The New York Times. “The Postal Service released a record in 2003, and that was it,” said Young in the interview, “There was really nothing to compare them to until someone else came along and wrote the next chapter. Maybe that’s this record. Maybe that’s this band.” Nadia Ahmad can be contacted at

Sudoku Answer Key June 24 2011 Have a great remaining summer!

By Holly Mayhew Staff writer “The Graveyard Book” by Neil Gaiman is a fantasy novel about a young boy named Nobody Owens who lives in a graveyard after being adopted by a family of ghosts. Due to the gruesome murder of his parents, Bod (as he is referred) is raised by the ghosts and taught their way of life. The story begins with Bod as a toddler and advances to his early adolescence and shows the obvious hardships of being brought up by people who are ghosts. However, as Bod tries to live a normal life, the man who murdered his parents (Jack) is still looking to kill the boy that escaped him. Each chapter of the book almost became its own individual story. Bod’s difficulties in the graveyard progressed and intensified as the story went on. He started out being an adventurous young toddler (which is what saved him from being murdered with his parents) and that curiosity of the world only advanced as he got older. Once he learned the “freedom of the graveyard” which somehow allowed

him to “fade” and do other ghostly tasks, he felt that there was more in the world for him to discover. Bod’s charming character was probably the one aspect that made the book more intriguing to read. He encountered many obstacles that most people his age have to overcome, but still managed to not be too mainstream with other fantasy characters. Gaiman’s main characters were the most appealing part of the book, but the plot being somehow difficult to follow made the book tedious to read. The core conflict in the book was Jack looking for Bod so he could “finish off what he started” but that specific issue had barely any recognition. Most of the book contained smaller conflict between Bod and his ghost family, but it failed to connect his graveyard life to his “battle” with Jack. The Graveyard Book is a perfect book for anyone looking for a casual read, enjoys vivid descriptions, and doesn’t mind taking a trip into a fantasy world. Holly Mayhew can be contacted at

Upcoming events in the Chicagoland area  Friendship Fest in Palos Hills (July 7th- July 10th) Classic car show in Oak Lawn (July 10th at 9am) Chicago Pride Parade (June 26th at noon) Lollapolooza (August 5th- August 7th) Taste of Chicago (June 24th-July 3rd)



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Classified ads are accepted at the Glacier office (U207) at the rate of 10 cents per word for students and Moraine employees, 20 cents per word for everybody else. Ads are subject to editing and must be in by noon seven days prior to issue release. The Fall 2011 issues will be on the stands August 19, September 2, September 16, September 30, October 14, October 21, November 4, November 18, and December 9

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We are a team of hair and makeup professionals dedicated to provide quality service at an affordable price. On-Site Services for: Weddings, Quinceañeras, Sweet 16, and any other Special Occasion. Please visit our website or contact us at (708)-769-5874. Your Ad Here! Looking for a quick and effective way to get your car sold? Not to mention a cost effective way to sell your property! Place your ad here for quick results. Check header for details. Contact: Nadia at Editing and Journalism! Contact Amel Saleh, Glacier Editor in Chief, for journalism services at (708)-646-1118 or e-mail her at

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CineVerse. Oak Lawn’s free weekly film discussion group, will celebrate its sixth anniversary by examining Akira Kurosawa’s materpiece “Seven Samurai” over two consecutive Wednesdays: Part 1 will be June 22 and part 2 will be June 29, from 7-10 p.m. on both dates at Oak View Community Center, located at 4625 W. 110th St. in Oaw Lawn (check building signage for room number). For more info, call (708)-529-9028 or visit

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Furnished Room For Rent! Close to school and transportation, kitchen previledges, smoke free. Sitting room and access to internet, cable-net ready. $475 a month. Call (708) 941-4086.

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

The Line Up Barber Shop. New business. The Line Up Barber Shop is located in the Bridgeport neighborhood. We will have flat screen TV’s, Wi-Fi, Xbox 360, Playstation3, pool table and much more! We are looking for experienced barbers to join our crew. If you are interested in working with us, we are interested in hearing from you! For more info, call (773) 656-0280 or check us out on

Resource Data Services! Palos Hills inside sales office is looking to hire a few motivated, hard working individuals. No experience necessary. Hours are Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Pay is $8.25 per hour VS. high commision plus bonus. Call for more information at (708) 974-2738. Or apply in person at 10717 S. Roberts Rd. Job Full and part time employment. Requirements: -Good communication skills -Basic Computer knowledge Tel: (708)-598-3219

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By Nadia Ahmad Classified Manager Do your kids like to be different? Moraine Valley’s Non-Traditional Career Camp is for them! It was held on Monday, June 13 through Thursday, June 16. A non-traditional career is defined as one where more than 75 percent of the workforce is of the opposite gender or where 25 percent or less of your gender is employed in an occupation. Basically, it’s a career that is either female or male dominated. Many people overlook nontraditional careers in their job search. Why not get your kids started ahead of time? Kids in grades six through eight were invited to explore their interests and non-traditional career choices. “Research shows that men and women are increasingly moving into, and succeeding in non-traditional careers,” said Aurora Zwick, the program’s coordinator. “Some of the best benefits of non-traditional careers are the opportunities to learn a variety of new things that will lead them to better opportunities in their careers.” There are quite a few career choices for both men and women that can be listed as non-traditional careers. Examples for men include administrative assistant, childcare worker, early child-

Norma is having fun in electronics class during non-traditional career camp. Here she is making a siren. [Nadia Ahmad] hood teacher, massage therapist, nurse and respiratory therapist. Common examples for woman include automotive technician, computer animation specialist, firefighter, IT security specialist, non-destructive testing technician and

welder. Both men and women working in non-traditional careers report high levels of job satisfaction. These individuals have unique talents that lead them to unique and innovative ideas that can complete current strategies. In addition to being trained, non-traditional career program graduates have the drive and desire to succeed, which can lead to reduced employee absenteeism and turnover. They set themselves apart from competitors, increase company diversity, and add to their inclusive work environment, which creates greater trust and loyalty with other fellow employees according to Job Resource Center at MVCC. Many non-traditional career graduates, that are skilled in their trade, have the potential for overtime pay. Jobs often provide a greater variety of schedules or shifts to choose from. At MVCC

Career Camp, the girls had learned about women in careers from automotive, emergency medical services, to welding while the boys were learning about careers from physical therapy to nursing. These types of careers typically pay 30 percent higher wages than the traditional jobs woman most often pursue. It’s a good idea to consider all you career options before you decide on a career path. The gender stereotypes about what is considered “men’s work” or “woman’s work” is still deep seated pretty heavily in our society. Help your kids explore their options and let them take chances at being different at standing out from the crowd! Nadia Ahmad can be contacted at



Summer 2011 Gallery Show All photos by Maggie Wyczynska. Photospread by Ryan Kiefer.

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