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Oakton Community College • campuses in Des Plaines and Skokie, Illinois February 5, 2020 • Volume 46 • Issue 4


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Wellness center provides help and services Jessica So It’s flu season, and with the recent outbreak of the coronavirus, public health safety is more important than ever. But maintaining health can be difficult, especially for young college students. Students are thrust into the deep end at 18, expected to know how to take care of ourselves. First-generation college students in particular will experience a certain kind of uncertainty where they have to figure out everything from scratch. A certain problem with student health is knowing where to begin. We all try to make New Year’s Resolutions, but have we gotten our flu shots yet? Do we know where to go for counseling? It’s these type of questions that are often put on the back-burner of our minds when our studies take up much of priorities. One of the keys to having a successful college experience is taking advantage of the campus resources. Chris Petray, the Health Services manager, said, “Students’ health and wellness are directly correlated to student success. We many not always need to feel great to do well, but illness, inattention to self-care, or stress impact the ability to perform well and reach our potential.” Applying to Oakton scholarships, accessing the learning center tutors, and getting involved on campus are all commons resources students use in order to succeed. But some here still aren’t fully aware of all that Oakton has to offer, specifically the Wellness Center. Kevin, a student, said, “I don’t really know the health benefits that the Wellness Center offers. I’m new here, so I don’t know a lot.” The Wellness Center is a resource for students to help support their academic success, physical health, and mental-well being. “Physical and mental wellness are two parts of every person. At the Wellness Center we have both ‘Counseling Services’ and ‘Health Services’.” These two services are provided in a timely and confidential manner. The Health Services provide resources for physical health. If students need assistance with health-related matters, registered

nurses offer aid for smart decision-making. Also the Wellness center provides exams for athletes and EMT/health career students, sexual health resources, rapid strep tests, and more available for no cost or at a minimal charge. Taking advantage of the Health Services here is a step towards getting an education about maintaining a healthy lifestyle. It’s little to no cost, so there’s no reason not to go. The Counseling Services are a resource for mental well-being. In this modern age,

for both physical and mental health benefits, but it’s a resource not utilized well enough by students. For one reason that could be is that it’s tucked away at the end of the hall at Exit 5 near the art labs. “I know where it is because of my ceramics class,” said student Emily Nocita. Being out of the main areas has definite cons, but an immediate pro is its privacy. The isolated location of the Wellness Center acts as a buffer, giving students privacy for sensitive matters.

taking care of one’s mental health is important. The Counseling Services offer a lot of support for struggling students, and at absolutely no cost. They help with issues such as family problems, academic difficulties, and suicidal thoughts. Neglecting mental health can be seriously detrimental and help is offered here. Students should feel free to take advantage of it when needed. “While we have a range of health and counseling services available at each campus, at times a student’s health needs may require services outside of what we are capable of providing. In those circumstances, we work to find resources outside of the college that are suited to address the issue the student requires,” said Mark Kiel, Dean of Counseling, Health, and Wellness. The Wellness Center is a great resource

Students can freely go their counseling sessions or seek information for a health-related issue without fear of running into people they know. This is great for students who need their own privacy and might feel hesitant about heading over to the Wellness Center in public. There are many ways for students to begin a healthy lifestyle. “Health awareness and practices that are established early tend to persist throughout life. If you can establish good habits they tend to persist!” said Petray. Staying healthy is complicated, and there’s no need for students to navigate it on their own. The center offers free and accessible resources to help support student success. Taking advantage of the Wellness Center is only one of the many things that will make time here rewarding and beneficial. Continued on page 3


OCCurrence Continued from page 2 Students can stay informed with the latest updates in health by reading the free online health magazine called CAMPUS WELL by Student Health 101, designed specifically for Oakton students. Download the Student Health 101 mobile app or visit https://oakton.campuswell.com The Wellness Center is located at Room 1200 on the Des Plaines Campus and is open from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM on Monday through Friday. They can reached at 847.635.1885 On the Skokie Campus, the Wellness Center is at Room A175 with hours from 9 AM to 3 PM on Monday through Thursday. Their number is 847.635.1419 For Outreach purposes, counselors are

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available to speak to classes, clubs, and other student groups upon request. Contact the Wellness Center at 847.635.1885 for scheduling. Counselors also offer workshops and support groups on various talks such as study skills and LGBT support. Visit www. oakton.edu/studentservices/counseling to see what is scheduled each semester.

photos and graphics Jessica So

The Wellness Center is tucked away next to Exit 5

Debate season takes off with travels and hosting tournament The speech and debate society traveled to Webster University in St. Louis to compete in the 21st annual Gorlok Gala, sponsored by the Speech Honor Society Phi Kappa Delta. The team faced competition from over 100 different students from 40 different schools coast to coast. Oakton won the best two-year college Sweepstakes award. Dominick Cardella took 8th place overall with his dramatic interpretation, and incoming first year, Luis Toro, took eighth place speaker in Lincoln Douglas style de-

bate at this first college debate tournament. He was undefeated on the affirmative side. “The affirmative case that I run in debate is about a call to action against the United States government so that they answer for their complicity in training the men who assassinated Honduran environmental activist Berta Cáceres. She was killed trying to protect her native land from the construction of the hydro dam that would destroy it,” said Toro. Toro adds, “As a debate community that talks about the amazing education, we gain from this activity we must do more than just

talking about amazing forces of good but do something outside of our tournaments.”. Oakton’s growing speech and debate team hosted its first-ever intercollegiate tournament last Saturday, in conjunction with Northwestern University tournament held the previous day. The team meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays for more information contact Director of Debate, Professor Chris Langone, at clangone@oakton.edu or Director of Forensics, Professor David Nadolski at david.nadolski@gmail.com


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Social media posts of current events motivates action Australian Wildfires devastate wildlife Andrea Azzo Record-breaking temperatures and months of severe drought have fueled a series of massive bushfires across Australia. The country goes through a fire season every year, but few can recall a fire season as damaging as this one with fires blazing in all of Australia’s states. Volunteer efforts have been implemented to take care of the displaced animal “refugees” who have lost their forests to the flames, along with an outpouring of international aid efforts. A video of a thirsty koala drinking water from the hands of a responding volunteer among a cloud of smoke has become viral and images of dead kangaroos and koalas shared on Facebook have turned heads. An estimated one billion animals have been killed, some endangered species may be driven to extinction, and

more than 3,000 houses have been burnt. Countries such as the United States have sent crews of firefighters to Australia’s aid. Three American firefighters passed away on January 23rd when their plane crashed. The question on everyone’s mind is how do the fires in Australia relate to Global Warming. Debra Kutska, Oakton’s Sustainability Specialist, says that the fires are a very clear example of our changing climate. According to Kutska, “We know that the fires are a direct impact from carbon emissions and human agricultural activities, because humans have changed the landscape. It’s affected the wildlife and indigenous people.” What can students do about it? Kutska suggests, “continue having difficult conversations about climate change.” Donors from around the world are supporting organizations working with affected individuals and animals. Support the people and

Photo courtesy of pxfuel.com animals of Australia by donating today. To donate to support the fighting of Australia’s wildfires, send donations to these trusted charities: All Hands and Hearts Smart Response or World Animal Protection.

Earthquakes shake up Puerto Rico and stirs concern Andrea Azzo Puerto Rico, a warm Carribean island country of 3 million people and a United States territory, has been devastated by a swarm of earthquakes that began around the latter end of December and have continued into the end of January, leaving the island in dire straits. So why is Puerto Rico so prone to this type of natural disaster? Much like California, Puerto Rico is located along active tectonic plates, which are like giant puzzle pieces that make up the earth’s crust. Earthquakes in Puerto Rico originate from the convergence of the North American and Caribbean tectonic plates as they shift and scrape and release a huge amount of force when too much tension is encountered. Aftershocks are smaller earthquakes that follow the first and typically most powerful earthquake, and can last for weeks following the main event. Almost a thousand earthquakes and aftershocks have been recorded since Dec. 31, destroying the nation’s infrastructure and causing power and water shortages as

well as displacing families from their homes. The worst quake in terms of magnitude -- a 6.4 on the Richter Scale -- which took place on Jan.7, killed at least one person directly and knocked out power to almost the entire island. Days later, a magnitude 5.9 quake caused further damage and triggered a landslide in the Southern part of the island. It is being reported more than 4,000 people have been living in shelters as of now and officials expect that number to rise as the shocks continue to rattle the country. An earthquake and powerful aftershocks in Puerto Rico are bringing renewed attention to the nation’s weak economy and ongoing humanitarian issues following Hurricane Maria more than two years ago. One of the most shocking discoveries during this natural disaster include a tragedy that was not caused by mother nature, but by human mismanagement and corruption instead. A viral Facebook video showed angry people breaking into the warehouse filled with unused emergency supplies dating from Hurricane Maria in 2017.

Jason Nelken, a student, said that “the response to the earthquakes is just as horrendous as the response to the hurricane.” A warehouse full of aid and supplies, including water bottles and non-perishable foods, was discovered unused and “lost” -- arousing suspicion and anger as some residents believe the supplies may have been purposefully hidden away to further political reasons. The discovery angered those most affected by the earthquakes, many of whom have struggled to find basic supplies in the aftermath of the earthquakes. Throughout Puerto Rico, there are those still struggling to rebuild after Hurricane Maria devastated much of the island in September 2017. Student Isaiah Vijay said, “I can’t say that I know what to do, but I feel very bad about what they’re going through and wish I could help.” Puerto Rico is in need of our support today. To donate in support of Puerto Rico, consider supporting one of these trustworthy organizations: The Brother’s Brother Foundation and Americares.


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Military action arouses fear among of possible draft Thomas Boutsikakis Even though the Selective Service System has announced that there is no imminent military draft, the escalating tension between the United States and Iran has created an atmosphere of fear among college students who are wary about the potential draft. For student John Halkias, he finds the tension between the two countries somewhat scary. “The news surrounding Iran is frightening because tension could lead to war,” Halkias said. According to Halkias, the destruction that both countries can cause using advanced technology is more frightening than a draft. Student Mary Sarkissian is scared of the idea that pressure between America and Iran could escalate into a war. Similar to Halkias, Sarkissian is not scared of being

drafted. Sarkissian said, “Yes, I am scared of going to war, but I am not scared of getting drafted because I would just be a nurse or a medic in the war, so I wouldn’t have to fight.” Other students are not only afraid of the possibility of war, but also blame the American politicians for escalating tensions. “As far as the Middle East goes, I am mostly scared of the fact that we as a country fuel the fire for these wars, and it’s obvious. They lied us into Iraq, and ever since then have been pushing for endless wars in the Middle East,” student Tyler Utter said. Utter also fears the potential duration of the war. President Trump claims a war with Iran would be swift and quick, though Utter was quick to respond to this claim, which parallel those of previous presidents during times of war: “That is also what Bush said about Iraq. He thought we would be there for less than a year. Iran, on the

other hand, is a much more capable country than Iraq militarily. It would actually be harder to win in Iran than Iraq,” Utter said. Like his fellow peers, Utter is not afraid of being drafted and believes that a draft won’t be necessary if we go to war. “I am not afraid of getting drafted, [because] what people don’t understand is that we have the most powerful military in human history. We spend more money per year on the military than the next ten countries combined. We do not need a draft,” Utter said. Utter plans on using his political knowledge to get involved and fix many of the existing flaws of the government in the future. “I do personally want to work to break down this system by becoming politically involved in the future. I guess, if I help change the system, then I am affected by it in a way,” Utter said. Jessica So

The Selective Service System website announces that there is no military draft taking place.

Voter’s registration gets easy for voters- so register Josselyn Cruz This year will be a big year to determine who will be our next President of the United States when he/her swears in for inauguration on Jan. 21, 2021. Many students have not registered to vote for 2020 Presidential election. There are several factors of why they have not registered to vote, such as not knowing the presidential candidates, not knowing how to register, or not having an interest in voting. Potential voters can register to vote in person by coming to Des Plaines campus on Feb. 5 - 6 from 11-3 p.m. or Skokie campus

on Feb. 3, 4, 12, 13, and 18 from 9-5 p.m. As a college student, I have already registered to vote for 2020 Presidential election. Potential voters can easily go to https://ova.elections.il.gov/ and follow the directions provided there. Here are a few tips when registering to vote. For registering online, it’s important when filling out a name that it matches with either a driver’s license or State ID. When people put their home address, make sure that the pre-direction and street type is part of the address, and if not then they should leave it blank. When potential voters are about to

submit an application, it is really important to double and triple check of what they have filled out because they cannot go back to the application. Once people have completed the application, they will receive a confirmation email that they have successfully completed the application. A few days later, they will have another email from the county clerk confirming that they will have the voter ID card in a few weeks. A vote can make a difference to select our next President of the United States.


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Nursing program ranks fifth in state

Nursing scholarships eligibility can be assisted at the Enrollment Center For more information go to Health Careers on the Oakton’s website.

Fun Facts 1. By 2020 the U.S. will face estimate shortage of 800,000 nurses 2. The first Nursing school was in India during 250 B.C. 3. On average nurses walk four miles a day! 4. Only three out of five nurses actually work in hospitals. Others work in private homes, schools and hospice. According to nhcps.com


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Students prepare for the stress of working at a hospital. With the help of this program they gain experience and knowledge.

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Nursing program rates Oakton’s nursing program was recently ranked fifth on the list of top ten best schools in Illinois for registered nursing programs. The list, amassed by NursingProcess.org, grades programs based on academic quality, passing rates on the national professional licensure exam for nurses, reputation and affordability. “We have great faculty, clinical partners and rigorous program standards. At Oakton, we stress quality and dedication as we prepare students to succeed in rewarding healthcare careers,” Nursing Chair Margaret Gas said in a press release. At the Lee Center, students get a feel for what it’s like in the medical field using the nursing simulation hospital.

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Amina’s Closet Can’t run away from sweats

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Amina Mayzel From my past publishings, I have been bashing on the absolute effortless and tasteless style of oversized hoodies and sweatpants. Although, as the devils of winter weather started to come out and blow through the holes of my ripped jeans, I realized that I can not run away from wearing sweatpants and sweatshirts. They just feel like huge baby blankets that protect me from having purple knees and arms. This is why I am dedicating this to girls like me who want to look fabulous in sweats without looking like a sack of potatoes. Of course, it would be easy to pull off an Ariana Grande and just get a Men’s sweatshirt size XXL and some thigh-high boots, but let’s be real, this is school and there is no paparazzi. If I wanted to get photographed, I would not wear a sweatshirt in the first place, and besides, it is shivering cold and staying comfy, comfortable, and warm are the three major rules of winter fashion. It is easy to wear baggy clothes from top to bottom, but in order to not look like Tweedledum, I suggest choosing to wear sweats either on top or bottom. Clothes are not only a means of expressing personality and style but can also help create illusions. For example, wearing baggy pants and a tight top can help accentuate the hips and give an illusion of a thinner waist. This trick works either way, wearing an oversized top and skinny jeans or leggings creates an illusion of a bigger bustier, and overall shorter height. If a girl already has larger hips or an upper body, then restraining from oversized clothing in that area will help with not over amplifying it. When it comes to oversized clothes with patterns or details, try to stay close to your size. One important rule is that the girl wearing the clothes should accessorize them, and the items we wear should never be the focal point. Don’t get lost in a striped bag that’s floating through the wind or a fringe box. Be the model for clothes, and never use sweats to cover up your body. There are some many styles that can make any body type look beautiful. So don’t hide, use the tricks that fashion has to offer!

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Amina Mayzel Either at the bookstore, school, or the parking lot, Melinda is an example of someone who is cute, comfortable and warm without getting lost in her oversized sweats

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‘You’ Review: Yes, you... Jessica So Oh, I see you’re flipping through the OCCurrence. You seem to have landed on this page, and not just any page, the page with my article on it. Was it the title that intrigued you? You probably needed a distraction to help recuperate from the brutal day of classes you just barreled through. You’d be excited for the new semester, if only you didn’t have to worry about your new part-time job, but at least you looked up your teachers on ratemyprofessors. Now, you have a second to not think, to read some harmless review of a show that seems vaguely familiar. You’d like to read it, see if it’s something worth watching, and that’d be the end. But destiny is much more mysterious than that, isn’t it? This is just the beginning, because the magazine-style newspaper that caught your eye as soon as you sat down in the student center was exactly where it needed to be, so I could meet… you. It’s the inner monologue similar to the one above that makes Joe Goldberg… well, Joe Goldberg. Yes, he’s a killer. Yes, he’s a stalker. And yes, he’s a psychopath. But somehow, despite all of that, you still find yourself rooting for him after all the terrible

things he’s done. “You” is an original Netflix series about a bibliophile named Joe Goldberg, played by Penn Badgley, who has a tendency to fall obsessively in love. In season one, he embeds himself in the life of a woman named Guinevere Beck after becoming infatuated with her from a brief meeting. The series is a twisted love story where everything that Joe does is one hundred percent creepy, but he somehow still comes off as charming. Listening to his inner world behind every choice he makes opens a window into his narrative; a narrative that’s dangerous but addictively absorbing. The show has an interesting psychological take on dating in today’s modern world. With the advent of social media, privacy has become almost obsolete. People post their lives online for the world to see, making it easy for people like Joe Goldberg to gather intimate details and manipulate others. But I don’t see the show as a cautionary tale as much as it is vividly entertaining. The unbridled means Joe goes through for the sake of “love” makes the story shocking and dramatic. While his charismatic chivalry allows the audience to still feel compassion for him, it’s when he suddenly kills, lies, and manipulates that view-

ers binge watch the entire season. After the ending of season one, it might feel easy to guess the formula of the show. He falls in love with another girl. He goes through the same antics. Rinse, wash, and repeat. But the writers of the show did a wonderful job with the second season, keeping it fresh and interesting with new characters and problems that change the stakes of the show. It’s in season two that we see a different side of Joe. He’s broken. Hiding in Los Angeles from a vengeful ex-girlfriend, he’s trying to pick up the pieces when he falls in love again. Only, this time, he tries to keep the girl at arm-lengths while she tries to move in closer to him. The different yet similar circumstances lets the show maintain what made it so engrossing in the first place. It’s in taking the old ideas of season one and making them new that season 2 is able to live up to its predecessor. The ending of the second season leaves a lot of wild questions for Joe, as he is in a completely different life stage than he ever was before. Season three, releasing in 2021, already has a ton of entertaining fan theories speculating where the writers will lead Joe next in his not-so ordinary life.

‘Parasite’ exceeds; highlights relationship between rich and poor Adisa Ozegovic Indie films have dominated the film platform throughout 2019. “The Lighthouse” was renowned for the extraordinary performances of Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe within the parameters of a classic, black-and-white thriller. “Midsommar” reimagined horror while further showcasing the brilliant, emotive acting of Florence Pugh. “The Souvenir” captured a heart-wrenching story of drug abuse through the framework of a young woman aspiring to be a filmmaker. Exceeding even these excellent films is Bong Joon-ho’s “Parasite” which succeeds as one of the best films of the year, contending currently for the spot of Best Picture in the 2019 Oscars. In the film, Ki-woo, a struggling young adult, strives to manipulate himself into the life of the wealthy Park family as a method of obtaining a secure income. Soon after he

gains the trust of Yeon-kyo, the mother of the house, he aims to include his family in his scheme. “Parasite” is shot in primarily dark, monotone colors; the lighting is nothing particularly extraordinary. However, the film maintains an adaptable pace according to the emotional tone of the plot. A significant example of this rhythm is through the storytelling of the manner in which the Kim family ensures their spot within the Park family. As the last member of the family solidifies their spot, the camera work and pace increases, depicting the story of the change through a short, 5-minute scene, consumed with numerous, quick shots. The film previously took over an hour to depict the family’s transgressions; however, this instance is a prime example of how quick camera work encapsulates a large portion of the story through a brief climatic period.

This method of storytelling is pivotal to Bong’s film as it further encapsulates the primary understanding of the film, highlighting the continual relationship between that of the rich and poor. The film follows a period in which the Kim family believes itself to have secured the trust of the Parks. However, the film reaches its conclusion when it becomes clear that the Parks continue to view the Kims as outsiders, regardless of their efforts. This encapsulates the critical component of the film and the general meaning behind Bong’s masterpiece: despite the rich’s reliance on the poor for their wealth and stature, they systematically, and culturally, negate this reliance. As a result, everyone associated in this class system becomes parasitic, as they attempt to smuggle a reliable living for themselves.


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Editors- in-Chief: Josselyn Cruz Jessica So Production Manager: Andrea Azzo Media Manager: Adisa Ozegovic Ad Manager: Aaron Banks Photographers: Amina Mayzel Copy editor: Eryn Nelken Thomas

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Student Trustee needs voting power Adisa Ozegovic At every important decision point of the school, the students and their perspectives are critical. The administration and faculty continually strive to determine actions that will positively impact the student body. The Board of Trustees is also critical in this decision-making process. The student trustee position is primarily devoted to ensuring that the student perspective is explicitly identified and explained to the entire Board during deliberation. However, the student trustee holds only an advisory role; this means that the vote of the student itself holds no legitimate power in the final vote. The function of the vote is to establish what the student perspective would essentially be: whether the students would be in favor of the decision or not. Furthermore, the student trustee vote is typically towards the end of the voting process (though this is mutable), so it is not really taken into consideration as the trustees establish their agenda. If Oakton is truly devoted to the stu-

dents, if students are really critical and at the forefront of every decision made by the administration, it is critical that the student trustee position, a position that is essentially within the administration, should be a legitimate voting position. Colleges and universities throughout Illinois, and the United States, have furthered this process and enforced the student trustee position into that of a voting position. In 2019, Lewis and Clark College faced outrage after newly-elected trustees voted against renewing the previous President’s contract. In this deliberation, there was a standstill wherein half of the trustees were in favor of keeping the President while others were opposed. The student trustee, who maintains only an advisory role, voted in favor of the President, essentially noting that the student body was in favor of keeping the existing President. However, this vote was not taken into account because of its advisory role. From this, House Bill 3944 was created, with the intention of updating the position to one with full voting power.

Donating blood gives sweet rewards Jessica So Oakton held a blood drive last week on Jan.28 Blood drives are a great way to help those in dire need, as blood is always in constant demand. Some, though, might wince at the thought of needles or be afraid of fainting, which is not entirely uncommon. These are all natural fears registered nurses are ready to deal with as they are equipped to safely draw blood. Student need not to worry about any incidents happening while having their blood drawn. It’s through the act of giving that we find a certain kind of joy reminiscent of what it means to be human. By donating blood, students give life to those who need it, without ever meeting them This is why donating blood might not seem like something urgent or life-changing, and why donating blood might seem like an afterthought to a busy college stu-

dent. Blood drives try to change this by giving incentives to donors, such as free ice cream. Students who were generous enough to donate went outside to a bus equipped with the people and supplies necessary. There was a minimum weight to donate blood, and those who donated were given a coupon for a free pint of Culver’s Frozen Custard. Students who are interested in donating blood will be glad to know that another one will be held in March.


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Activities showcase Black history month

Oakton celebrates Black History Month with free events that highlight the accomplishments of notable African Americans. Events are open to the public. Black History Month kicked off with a True Black History Traveling Museum last Thursday. On Feb. 20, a screening of, “Toni Morrison: The Pieces I am” at 2 p.m., in Room 1430, at the Des Plaines campus and at 2:15 p.m., in Room A152, at the Skokie campus, 7701 N. Lincoln Ave. A discussion will follow the documentary. “Toni Morrison: The Pieces I am” focuses on the life and works of the legendary storyteller and Nobel Prize winner. The film includes interviews with Hilton Als, Angela Davis, Fran Lebowitz, Walter Mosley, Sonia Sanchez and Oprah Winfrey. The screening is presented by the Women’s and Gender Studies program and Black History Month Committee. “The college is proud to organize an exciting lineup of inspirational programs for the campus and community to celebrate the countless contributions black people have made to not just American history, but world history and culture as well,” said Director of Student Life and Campus Inclusion Rick Daniels, who is also a member of the Black History and Culture Committee. Support for both events is provided by the Oakton Community College Educational Foundation. Keep an eye out for additional events which may be added throughout the month.

Volunteers wanted for human library The Human Library offers an opportunity for real people who have faced stereotypes and prejudice, to share their experiences. If you’d like to participate to share your story, please contact Jane Malik, Oakton librarian, at jmalik@oakton. edu or Erin Farley, Student Life, at efarley@oakton.edu The Oakton’s Human Library event is March 9 at Des Plaines, Tuesday, March 10 at Skokie, Wednesday, March 11 at Des Plaines, and Thursday, March 12 at Skokie. All times are 10-12pm and 1-3pm. This is a collaboration with the library and the CCID.

Unique artist’s exhibit opens The Koehnline Museum of Art will display unique compositions by Darryll Schiff, a renowned Chicago contemporary artist noted for his distinct ability to capture movement and light through photography. The exhibit opens Thursday and runs through March 20. The public is invited to an opening night reception for the free exhibition “Darryll Schiff: Confluence” from 5-8 p.m. Schiff’s fine art photography is in the collections of many leading museums including the Art Institute of Chicago, Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, George Eastman House in New York and the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago. His art has also been showcased in Korea and Indonesia. The Koehnline Museum of Art is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Oakton held a blood drive last week on Jan.28 See story on page 11.

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