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TGSA Host National Coming Out Day pg 2 The purpose of the event was for all to unite as one and to discourage segregation and discrimination because of sexual preference.

Program Board’s “Fright Night” pg 2 Program Boards yearly trip to “Six Flags Great America” was a way to reward the members of the excellent work that they have been doing throughout the school year.

Gift Ideas and Holiday Recipes pg 8 & 9 The 5th Avenue Journal staff have compiled a few holiday gift ideas. and it's the perfect time to enjoy the smells of cooking and baking in a warm kitchen.

Games pg 7 Game Cheats, a Review of the New Nintendo Wii U and Gfet to Know the Gaming Club.

With unemployment and home foreclosures going viral again, the Obama administration hopes to harness social media to help Americans find work. In October, U.S. Department of Labor Secretary, Hilda Solis, announced a “Social Jobs Partnership” with Facebook.

connect them,” said Solis. The partnership’s page on Facebook ( links job seekers to resources that can help them to choose a career or educational path, point them to possible employment and more. Further partnerships with other social media companies, such as Linked In and Twitter are also in the works. (It is important to note that many of these same resources are available at Triton’s Career Services Center in the A-building.) Businesses have already been using social media to find and screen future employees for quite some

time. The HR Departments at some companies scrutinize applicant’s social media profiles for positive and negative qualities that a resume and cover letter are sure to leave out. Even small local businesses utilize Facebook for hiring purposes. For example, Sneakers Sports Bar in Franklin Park has recently used their following of over 4000 to spread the word that they were hiring servers. By hiring their fans, businesses can assume that their new employee has some knowledge of their company and probably has a favorable view of their brand. A business that relies on continued on page 11

“By leveraging the power of the social web, this initiative will provide immediate, meaningful and ready-to-use information for job seekers and employers, and a modern platform to better

Commit to Complete Gives Students a Push By Jeramie L Bizzle On October 26, students and faculty came out in support of Triton's first annual “Commit to Complete” celebration. The cafeteria became a festival in which students were able to learn what services and organizations are available to them and also get to know the staff and faculty. Guest speakers of the event included TCSA President Minerva Fuentes, Sarah Swagler, Dean Quincy Martin and Dr. Michael Flaherty who all came to show students their support in achieving their degrees. Dean Quincy Martin spoke about how college enrollment has boomed in the past decade,

Dr. Michael Flaherty and there is an increased need for college training in the United States workforce. As a result, President Obama challenged all community colleges to increase the number of students to get their degrees and/or

tificates by fifty percent by the year 2020. According to the American Association of Community Colleges, “nearly half of the of all the undergraduate students attended community colleges and earn nearly $7000 more on average than those who only have their high school diploma.” The reason behind the Commit to Complete campaign is to let students know that there are services available to them. These resources include counseling and other outlets that serve as a support system to help them as they work their way to obtaining their degree or certificate. Dean Martin lead the students and staff in a promising pledge that states that the faculty will help and aid the students through their college experience and students will continue their journey towards getting their degree. The event was a way to help students who are either new or continuing familiar with their school. There are students who are either clueless about where they can get information for tutoring, financial aid and so forth, or they are to busy or too shy to ask for continued on page 11

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By: Jeramie L Bizzle On October 19th Triton Gay Straight Alliance hosted an event called “National Coming Out Day. The day was a dedication to those who are homosexual, straight or bisexual. The purpose of the event was for all to unite as one and to discourage segregation and discrimination because of sexual preference. The event had music that represented the groups from artist such as Lady GaGa (a big advocate for the gay communities) and Ricky Martin, who has recently revealed that he was gay. The biggest part of the day was the panel discussion that featured the members of TGSA and hosted by the new director of student services Sarah Swagler. The panel captured everyone’s attention in the cafeteria (roughly around two hundred stu-

We also ask that all contributions be submitted either by e-mail at or directly to our mailbox located outside our office in T- 157. Anything submitted becomes the property of The Fifth Avenue Journal. We cannot return anything that is submitted. Additionally any unrequested submissions will not be paid. If you are interested in becoming a staff writer, please contact us at (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3318 Any concerns, complaints or suggestions will only be accepted in a formal letter, signed and addressed to the Editor-in-Chief that may be submitted by e-mail or to our address 2000 N. 5th Ave., River Grove, IL 60171 or delivered to our mailbox outside our office at T-157. Staff Editor-in-Chief Chris Weber Features / News Lisa Files Lushan Baker Camille Severino Student Life News Jeramie Bizzle Ad Manager Camille Severino

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dents) as they discussed topics that appealed to most teens such as what it was liked to be bullied and how did they reveal the news to their parents. Although there was one moment during the event when one of the students uttered hateful slurs towards the panel, Mrs. Swagler put the ignorance to rest and continued to proceed with the event. As the event ended many had a sense of understanding towards the group and realized that at the end of the day, no matter if your gay or straight we are all the same and enjoy the same things as much as the next. Some of the questions that were asked to the panel included what

age did they knew that they were gay? What are their views about how homosexuality is portrayed on television? And what are their views about don't ask don't tell? The event was more of a success this year because of the lack of performances. Last year the panel had limited speaking time because of all the extras that were going on during the event. This year was different because it didn't distract the crowd with all the performances, making it better and easier for the members of TGSA to express their thoughts and views. What this event has done for the students is to give them insight on what it may be like to walk in another person’s shoes. But what was given back by the crowd was just as important, the respect to them for accepting who they are and being comfortable in doing so.

Program Board’s

“Fright Night” was scared when she set her sights on the porcelain doll

By Jeramie L Bizzle

Program Boards yearly trip to “Six Flags Great America” was one for the books. The members of Program Board made their departure in the early morning on October 15th. The trip was a way to reward the members of the excellent work that they have been doing throughout the school year. From the moment when the group got out of the vans, they rushed towards the park like kids running for the ice cream truck. A few of the members got a chance to ride over ten rides within the first hour of arriving at the park while the rest of the members who took their time getting to the park had to partake in the dreadJessica, Maggie, Johnny and Geo take time to pose for the ful wait of the lines that took anywhere from one to two camera as they wait to ride the DEMON hours to get on the rides. Although the rides were exciting that was walking around, while adviser Johnny Urbina for some, the real fun began when the sun went down. and TCSA President Minerva Fuentes had thick skin. Since it's the month of October, the parks “Fright Fest” They found the antics more funny It was fun, my favorite part though was when than scary. There were some disapI was on the ground -VP Program Board. pointments, rides like the “Iron Wolf” and the “Giant Drop” were closed for repairs. Others were more terrified when the was in full affect. The members made their way through “American Eagle” became stuck during the ride, as the haunted trail where the ghouls and monsters awaited onlookers watched, they only could imagine how scary their presence. Program Board member Jessica Ramirez

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Triton Community – By Kathy Navilio

A Student in Need

As a teacher here at Triton College, it is a privilege to get to know our students. Over the course of a semester, we form relationships and have an impact on each other. This semester, one of my students, Thomas Sanchez, missed several classes in a row. His sister emailed to tell me he was fighting cancer and not for the first time. Thomas always looked the picture of health. This was surprising news. We want to ask the student body to hear his story and keep him in their thoughts and prayers. Tommy's cousins Andy & Adam have set up a fundraiser to help raise money for his 2nd time having cancer.

The story below was posted by his family… Thomas Sanchez or "Tommy" as we all call him is an avid athlete, He loves spending time with his family. Four years ago when Tommy was a senior in high school, he developed a cough that would not go away. After seeing a doctor and after several tests we all found out that he was diagnosed with germ cell cancer. He was only 17 years old. It caught him off guard, It caught all of us off guard but he refused to give up. He was a fighter. After several sessions of chemo and radiation and a major surgery, the wonderful surgeons removed a tumor the size of a basketball weighing 10 lbs from his chest. Other than winning his battle with cancer, the one thing he wanted, was for him to be able to walk across the stage along with his friends and receive his High School diploma. Battling the cancer made him lose 70 lbs. and thankfully the rainbow came after the storm. He lived. He has a second chance at life and he embraced it fully. He finally graduated and walked across that stage along with his friends to receive his High School diploma. Things could not get any better for him, he was able to have a normal life again, no more long hospital stays, no more needles. He was finally able to start College. Or so we thought…

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This past summer, Tommy started having back problems. Sometimes he had trouble getting out of bed, it would even hurt for him to walk. He saw a doctor. He thought maybe he threw out his back because he was always working out and playing sports so he was prescribed pain medication.

This September, on his 22nd birthday, Tommy could not take the pain any longer. The medicine was not helping the pain, so he was rushed to the hospital. After several more tests (biopsy) we found out that he was diagnosed with Stage 4 Sarcoma cancer. The doctors found 8 tumors total. He has 5 tumors running down his spine, 1 on the sacrum, and 2 on his liver. Tommy was unable to move for he was in excruciating pain. One tumor was pushing against one of his major back nerves that can cause paralysis. At one point he couldn't feel his left leg. Doctors decided that he was to have surgery on his back immediately. Luckily the surgery removed the most effective tumor from his spine.

Currently he is healing. He will soon start his sessions with radiation and chemotherapy. Doctors hope that this will remove the remaining tumors. His father recently lost his job and his mother is on an unpaid leave to be at Tommy's side in the hospital. They are still paying medical expenses from the first time he had cancer and now to pay for another set of medical expenses will be difficult for Tommy's parents to pay.

We come here to ask for your help. If you would like to help, PLEASE make a contribution or donation. It would be most helpful for Tommy and his family. If you are unable to help by making a donation, please PRAY for him and any words of encouragement to lift his spirits up will help as well. Thank you so much for your help.

...“Fright Night” that experience may have been for the people who were in those carts. Program Board continues to live up to their motto “We do the fun stuff”, by not just creating memorable events around campus, but as well as the extras that they partake in outside the campus. The early morning trip that began with sleepy faces and empty stomachs, ended with smiles and full bellies (if you didn't mind paying twice as much as you would anywhere else). Vice President of Program Board Ricardo Ascencio had a ball coming in second in the air hockey competition. He expresses what his time was like while on the trip: Volume 25 No. 2, November 18th,

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Although this years Six Flags experience is past, the group is eager to return next year for more food, fun and of course, FRIGHT!!!

Hispanic Movie Night By Jeramie L Bizzle

On October 6, The Program Board hosted the showing of the film El Orfanato (The Orphanage) for their “Hispanic Movie Night” event in the senate chambers. The film was about a mother who was looking for her

There were also four rounds of “La Loteria” adopted son as they lived in an (Mexican Bingo) in which the winorphanage, but along the way, ners all received ten dollar book she encounters scary findings store gift about the missing orphans and cards. Although there were multithe truth about what happened ple winners each round, (including to them (no spoilers here). TCSA V.P., Andrea Jones), current TCSA senators and Program Board As the scary movie played, members demonstrated good sportsTCSA Vice President, Andrea manship by volunteering to let Jones and Program Board memother winners have the prize. ber, Jamie DePaolo, looked on with shock and horror with For those who came to partake in some of the scary scenes that the festivities, it was another great were shown in the film. The event event also offered a taste of in the program board book, but for Hispanic culture which included Program Board Advisor Johnny sweet breads from Columbia, Urbina, it was a few hours back in Mexico and Guatemala and some time in his childhood that he cherAbuelita brand (Grandmothers) ished dearly. hot chocolate to wash it down with. “This is what we used to do every The fun didn't stop there. Saturday with my family when we

Does Race and Gender play a Role in By Jeramie L Bizzle Usually, halfway during the semester, the majority of students find themselves dropping or failing a class because of what they claim is the teacher sucks and doesn't know what they are talking about. On the other hand, some say they like their teachers and some feel better with the teacher because they are of the same race or gender. The question is, do students learn better with a specific teacher? A recent poll that was conducted on campus shows that 20% of students feel that they learn

were little. We would watch movies and eat sweet bread with hot chocolate and play a few games together. It was great to find out that other Hispanic students from various countries shared similar experiences living in a Hispanic household, so the Program Board decided to share this experience with the rest of the student body,” said Urbina. Events such as the movie night give people a little taste of different cultures. Everyone who attended didn't just see an event; they experienced a sense of unity and shared the love of another’s culture. What they may take away from the presentation is not just fun and games and tasty treats, but most importantly, they will leave with an appreciation and understanding of another culture. And just like Johnny used to do, this was an event that students and the community wouldn't mind having every Saturday as well.

the Classroom?

better with a male teacher, while 30% of students say that they learn better with a female teacher, and the remaining fifty percent say that they don't care about the teacher as long as the material is being taught in a way that they can understand. Those who said that they prefer a male teacher say that how they present the material is the reason for their preference. Depending on the subject, male teachers are more of the hands on types who will get the class active in the lesson. Those who were for female teachers said it was because they are more focused on details about the

subject, or that they follow more of the steps than just jumping from start to finish. One question on the survey asked “Does the race of the teacher affect the learning of the students?” Unanimously, students felt that race does not play a part in the classroom (and although some preferred a male or female teacher) the rest believe that the material is more important than the gender and the skin color of the professor. What they all did agree on though is that they don't want a teacher who has a thick accent, going back to why most students decide to drop or switch a class.

Someone You Should Know @ Triton Ms. Annette Jajko

By Lushan Baker

& Peggie Murnighan

Faculty Members Business Department Dress For Success and Interview Skills Workshop For the past year or so, Triton’s Business Department Faculty Annette Jajko and Peggie Murnighan have been stressing the issue of how serious preparing for the job market is. On November 10th 2011, two seminars were given entitled Dressing for Success and Interview Skills. Workshops giving students and faculty members information on how to create resumes, dress appropriately and interview for positions. With trying times around us, these workshops can help jobseekers. Dressing for Success and Interview Skills play an important part in your future and can prepare you for the corporate world. Decide on your future and do so by taking part in future seminars. If we can’t get a job, let’s at least learn how to dress and interview.


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Someone You Should Know @ Triton Mr. Larry Ventresca

Business 136 Section 001 Entrprenuership 1

By Lushan Baker Larry Ventresca is a Triton professor who teaches Entrepreneurship classes. I had the personal experience of being one of his students on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Mr. Ventresca is a graduate of George Town University with a Masters Degree, and has also earned a Bachelors Degree in business from DePaul University. From 1990 to the present Mr. Ventresca has been the president and Financial Consultant of VFG Group Inc. (a corporation with over 300 clients and excess of 60 million dollars of assets). Since 1999 Ventresca has been a Professor of Business and Finance at Triton College. Mr. Ventresca focuses on personal financial planning for estates planning strategies, retirement, wealth, prevention strategies, small business, investments, protection planning, family security, cash flow management strategies, education funding,

executive compensation and benefit strategies along with retirement income strategies. Larry says he loves to help people meet the challenge of financing the present while planning for the future working with his clients on issues that matter most to them and this is also why he enjoys teaching. His students are just like clients and he treats them in the same fashion.. I can attest to this, this is a man who is about his business on and off campus.

Officer Justin Camp By Lushan Baker Justin Camp attended Western Illinois and received his Masters Degree from Mountain State University. He has worked for the Village of Franklin Park as a full-time police officer since 2005. Officer Camp went to High School at East Leyden. He is a first generation student who was looking for an honest job where he could feel like he was giving back to his community. Camp became a police officer and

Food for the Soul By Jeramie L Bizzle On September 28 and 29, the Triton Bible Club hosted their open house entitled “Food for the Soul�. The event showed what the club had to offer those who were interested in learning more about the club and embarking on a spiritual relationship. Charisma Magno hosted the event. She welcomed all to come and join in on the activities that included slide shows and testimonies. At the end of the presentations, all who came in were welcomed to a buffet of soul food including fried chicken, mac and cheese and sweet potato pie. Joshua Perez and

Lidia Young were just a couple of the club’s members who told visitors about how their life has changed since forming the spiritual relationship with God and becoming members of TBC: “Triton Bible Club has been a blessing to me. I am going to encourage you to come and visit. You can meet God through the club,� Joshua Perez (TBC member) “God continued to talk to me, and talk, and talk, until all I could say was ‘Thank you Jesus,� Lidia Young (TBC Member) Most of those who attended the open house were interested in coming to the meetings to begin their journey to better themselves and TBC is where they feel would be a

is now definitely giving back to his community.

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Officer Camp enjoys teaching classes here at Triton. He says it is very exciting, yet different from his day job as a police officer. Teaching something he does professionally benefits his students because he has experience that he can share. He stresses that he’s also still a student himself learning a life long process. Mr Camp is currently still working on his PHD in International Psycology at the

“Learning isn’t a static process. It’s always evolving constantly just as the world is,� says Camp. “Continue to read daily, pick up books and read as much as you can. Not just the books required for your course, but other educational books that build your base of knowledge. Never limit yourself with just the field of your studies. Seek more knowledge and take advantage of all aspects of studies�.

great start. What set this open house aside from the others was the fact that the students came and actually heard what the members had to say as opposed to coming just for the free food like most would have done. As the year is well underway, the club invites all who are interested in coming to the meetings to partake in study or if your looking for someone who you can trust to talk to about anything. The club meets Tuesdays at 12:30 in parachute B130. Come in to become a part of their weekly bible study and meet some of the members. Build




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friendships, get more in touch with God and get a better understanding of the bible. It is more than just a club; it is a commitment that you will cherish for the rest of your life.


Autre Monde Café and Spirits By Camille Severino The community is all-abuzz over the newest addition to Roosevelt Road Autre Monde Café and Spirits; the brainchild of two husband and wife teams who became fully acquainted at Spiaggia Restaurant in Chicago. Owners Christine Tully Aranza and husband John Aranza are familiar faces around the Berwyn/Oak Park neighborhood having owned Horrorbles for many years. Collaborators Chef Dan Pancake and wife Beth Partridge own a farm in Ohio called Cakeridge Farms which supplies a great deal of the produce Autre Monde uses in their creations. The “Maltese Falcon” plays on a flat screen while John prepares Blood Orange Gimlets. In between making drinks he crushes ice by hand for a Sazarac, a traditional cocktail. John ran the bar at Spiaggia and did his wine training under the legendary Henry Bishop. Beth was Spiaggia’s Executive Chef, Dan was the Café Chef and Christine the General Manager. “We always thought if ever the right place pops up we would [open our own place],” says Christine. “So John had Horrorbles, he heard the building [next door] was up for sale, which was crazy expensive at first but, as the economy got weaker the price came down a bit and became something we could afford. And [it happened] with a lot of help from the Berwyn Development Corporation, they helped secure our financing and were really great.” Says Christine.

“[Our menu] is structured; its shared plates.” John tells me, “So instead of tapas where it’s smaller or individual ours are a little larger. It’s meant for you to kind of dance through and do a couple of things instead of having just one item and getting filled on an entrée and salad.”

Christine, John and Dan guided me through an amazing evening that included grilled octopus l’escala, tagliatelle pasta with rock shrimp and scallops atop a light pea sauce, and tortellacci with goat cheese filling tossed in a black truffle and brown butter sauce. They finished the meal off with a wood grilled pork porterhouse served over escarole and gigante beans. Every bite was superb and, just as John had said, most were small plates so I could try more than one item. Autre Monde means “other world” in French and Christine says it “encapsulates everything that we were talking about. Kind of surprise, like ‘Look. Wow! Right in the middle of nowhere on Roosevelt Road there is this cool little spot.’ It’s taking you to another place where you can have another experience. And it’s also reinventing the neighborhood restaurant.”

And the creators of Autre Monde are taking more than the menu seriously. “We are trying to be as green as possible.” Says Christine. They have their own filtration system. “Instead of charging people for bottled water we fill up our own bottles for every table.” Says John. Their herbs are grown in a greenhouse out back where they are currently putting down pavement for patio seating. “The lighting fixtures are almost all repurposed.” Says Christine. “Tabletops, all that stuff. We are trying to marry eco responsibility and community sensibility with the kind of food we want to do.” Chef Dan is keeping a green menu by simply changing it with the seasons. “We go to the farmers market every week. We’re not going to serve asparagus in the middle of winter; we’re not going to serve Caprese salads in the middle of winter. You can’t expect to get the same dish as when things are their best.” “And we wanted to make it affordable and approachable so that people could come and have a great experience without spending $300.” Says Christine. “We don’t want to be pretentious.” Autre Monde can be found at 6727 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn, IL (708) 775-8122 or check out their menu at 6

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Game Cheats By Jeramie Bizzle With all the newest games coming out, there are a lot of new challenges that wait. As a gamer, your gaming experience can instantly turn into a frustrating one if you become stuck on a level that you find impossible to beat. Here are some helpful hints for the latest titles for the PlayStation 3 consoles (other consoles coming soon):

Get to Know By Jeramie L Bizzle

The Gaming Club

Batman Arkham Asylum Cheats: Armored Bat Suit Beat the game once, the only thing is that it can only be used in challenge mode Big Bang Silver Complete the story on easy mode (for Biggest Silver, complete on hard mode and for Bigger complete on normal mode)

Robin Unlocked In order to get Robin, you must purchase the game at Best Buy Stores to get downloaded into the game.

Spider-man edge of time Cheats: all must be perform after selecting a saved game Future Foundation suit: up down left up down left right left (new suit will be in the gallery) Big Time Suit: right down down up left down down right (new suit will be in the gallery)

Wii U Review

By Jeramie Bizzle

With all the hoopla about the new NBA 2k12 and the game play involving the Xbox 360 and the Konnect system, Nintendo seemed as if it was destined to give up in the world of gaming. But just when you thought Nintendo couldn't get any better, the engineers at the past E3 convention introduced its next consul, the Wii U. Most were skeptical about how another Wii can compete with PlayStation and Xbox, but once the new video of some of the feature games and how the new game boy style controller surfaced, the anticipation for the new system has grown since E3.

Every semester, you see them in the cafeteria playing card games such as Magic the Gathering and Yughio the trading card game. For a while, they were looked at as the most useless club that Triton had to offer. But has anyone has every actually asked what is the purpose of the club to begin with? In a recent sit down with the crew from the gaming club, the stereotype of their activities and hobbies was found to have more meaning than anyone could think of.

club such as Selene Tussaud who also serve on TCSA and other clubs, and not to mention that they are they are the only club that participates in all club activities. Believe it or not, some of the values that you can learn out the club are educational. Games like Harvest Moon and even Pokémon taught members everyday situations and even how to read.

I learned math from playing these games

The club was started by President Drew Baginski, Vice President Eric Morales and other members who were outsiders. They explained that the purpose of the club is to explore entertainment values (some of the members are thinking of having careers in the gaming industry) and also gives members the chance to play new releases without the hustle and bustle of dealing with retail stores. For example, members got a chance to experience the new Batman Arkum Asylum game as well as other new releases, how cool is that? For the club, although they play games, they understand that academics are everything. To ensure that their members are up to par with their studies, they have members open their Triton Space and check their GPA's to make sure they are still eligible for membership. As mentioned there are people who misjudge them because of their choice of clubs, but the club responded to them by saying that just because they play games doesn't mean that they don't have other interest. There are members of the

Armored Batman All you have to do is simply defeat the game

-Lauren Sarmiento. “I learned math from playing these games. I learned formulas and equations while playing these games”-Lauren Sarmiento (Gaming Club Member)

Some of the upcoming events coming up include “A Nightmare Before Christmas” Caroling, instead of singing regular Christmas songs, they are going to sing songs from the movie. And the one that many might be interested in, a “Super Smash Bros Brawl” tournament. While the bugs are getting worked out, the time in between will give those who are interested a chance to practice. Overall, one word to describe the club is “DIVERSE”, because everyone is welcome and needless to say that this is the club that has more members than any other club combined. If you are interested in joining the club or seeing what they have to offer, they meet Thursdays at 2:30 in room B218

Nintendo doesn't have any games that display blood shed, but for the loyal fans, it’s seeing their favorite characters such anticipated game for next year, a brand new Super Smash Brothers, with some old and new characters, lets say it may cast a shadow on the other SSB serious (hint, hint). as Mario, Luigi and the Pokémon in new adventures that What’s a Wii with out the interactive game play? There are some new games such as golf and ninja darts that require you to use both the television and the remote. For example, if you are playing a golf game, the remote is where you will see the ball and the TV is where you will see the course, once you swing, the ball will transport from the remote to the TV (how cool is that). Nintendo was the first system to bring he idea of interactive game play to the market, other systems behind has often imitated the idea, but as the company continues to bring more modern play to the consumer, PlayStation and Xbox will have to work on something of their own to make customers look twice, but there is no messing with Mario and their new mate Sonic. The Wii U is set to hit the market by April 2012.

gets them stoked. The game play however is revolutionary, with the new controller having a screen of its own; you can play the game on television while the game is on the remote. For example if the power goes out, you can continue the game on the remote uninterrupted. Fans are also excited to know that there will be new title containing their favorites such as Zelda, a brand new Luigi's Mansion, and the most 7


The 5th Avenue Journal staff have compiled a few holiday gift ideas that are sure to please even the most picky person on your list. Of course if it's us your shopping for... you can drop these items off in our office at any time.

Gift Ideas

iPad 2 The second generation Ipad may be as practical as a giant Swiss Army knife, but its many added features, along with a sleek design and magnetic cover, make this gift too cool to cross off your wishlist.

Philips Net TV For the person who has given up surfing channels in favor of the internet, this is the perfect gift. Browse the internet, watch TV, YouTube or Hulu, and check your email all on one device.

Iphone 4S You may think that "S" was added just to benefit Apple's shareholders, but Siri, the new interactive personal assistant app, is a must have for Iphone fans. Siri can help you manage your life, answer your questions and provide you with something to talk to when your "real friends" quit listening.

LG Optimus V Because not all of us buy things just because it has an Apple logo on it, the Optimus V, when paired with Virgin Mobiles $55 Unlimited Text, Talk and Data plan, could be the best priced smartphone on the market. The LG Optimus V is great for first time smartphone users. With the money you save, you can definitely afford the few paid apps that you will want from the Android Market.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3 Shopping for someone you would rather not talk to for months? These first-person shooters come from two of the most successful developers in gaming history. Modern Warfare 3 is probably where all your friends have been for the last month. The most successful media title ever, you probably know someone who has almost lost a girlfriend or wife because of Call of Duty. Battlefield 3 is for all the Call of Duty players who said "I would enjoy this game more if I could drive more vehicles, destroy more buildings and shoot through the holes I have blown out of walls."

Honorable Mentions Here are a few of the holiday gifts 5th Avenue Journal staffers asked for that money just can't buy. Even though these are a little harder to give, they may be the best gifts of all.

Happy Holidays!

Good Health Time with our Smiling Families A more Peaceful Community/World

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Favorite Holiday Recipes By Lisa Files With colder weather on the way and Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukah, and Kwanzaa just around the corner, it's time to enjoy the smells of cooking and baking in a warm kitchen. Whether you're hosting the holiday or bringing a covered dish, you'll enjoy at least one (if not all) of the recipes below. I've been cooking for my family for nearly 30 years, and these are a few of the best recipes in my arsenal of gastronomic delights.

Peanut and Squash Soup This soup is originally from Senegal and makes a perfect Kwanzaa appetizer. It tastes so savory, you might want to make it all year long. 1-½ teaspoons peanut oil 4 cups (½-inch) cubed, peeled butternut squash 1 cup chopped onion 2 Tablespoons minced garlic (about 6 cloves) ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon ground cumin ¼ teaspoon ground coriander 4 cups fat-free, less sodium chicken broth ¾ cup reduced-fat creamy peanut butter 2 Tablespoons tomato paste

½ teaspoon crushed red pepper ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

Heat peanut oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add squash and next 5 ingredients (through coriander) to pan; sauté 5 minutes or until onion is tender. Add chicken broth, peanut butter, tomato paste, and crushed red pepper, stirring well to combine; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes or until the squash is tender. Sprinkle with cilantro. Yield: 6 servings (serving size about 1 cup). Originally from the kitchen of Lia Huber.

Honey-Roasted Root Vegetables Mildly sweet carrots and sweet potatoes combine with the sharper flavors of turnips and parsnips, merging into a triumphant union. The orangeblossom honey makes all the difference here. I've never been able to find tupelo or dandelion honey. Let me know if you succeed. 2 cups coarsely chopped, peeled sweet potato (about 1 large) 1 ½ cups coarsely chopped, peeled turnip (about 2) 1 ½ cups coarsely chopped, peeled parsnip (about 2)

Aunt Marie's Super-Moist Zucchini Bread

1 ½ cups coarsely chopped carrot (about 2) ¼ cup orange-blossom, tupelo, or dandelion honey 2 Tablespoons olive oil ½ teaspoon salt 3 shallots, halved Cooking spray Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Combine all ingredients except cooking spray in a large bowl; toss to coat. Place vegetable mixture on a jelly-roll pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 450 degrees for 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender and begin to brown, stirring every 15 minutes. Yield: 8 servings (serving size ½ cup). Originally from the kitchen of Marcia Smart.

Do you have an aunt who always does kind deeds? My Aunt Marie knitted me sweaters, crocheted blankets, and best of all, she made this zucchini bread. And yes, zucchini is spelled this way.

1 teaspoon cinnamon ¼ teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup chopped nuts or raisins (optional)

3 eggs 2 cups sugar 1 cup oil 1 Tablespoon vanilla 2 cups grated zucchini 2 cups flour 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind

Beat eggs until light and frothy. Add sugar, oil, and vanilla; mix until thick. Add zucchini and stir thoroughly. Sift flour, cinnamon, powder, soda, and salt. Add to wet mixture. Add nuts/raisins (optional) and lemon rind. Stir until smooth. Bake in two greased loaf pans for 1 hour at 350 degrees. Originally from the kitchen of Marie Scott.

Bumbleberry Pie People will appreciate this crust made from scratch. Just remember to roll it out as thin as possible while holding it together. My husband is not a cake man, and so I always make this pie for his birthday; he loves the apples mixed with brightly colored berries. And, of course, Thanksgiving and Christmas are always excellent occasions for pie too. Crust 2 ¾ cups flour 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 cup shortening or butter ½ egg ½ Tablespoon vinegar ¾ cup cold water

Filling 1 cup blueberries 1 cup raspberries 1 cup strawberries, sliced 1 cup rhubarb, chopped 2 cups baking apples, peeled and chopped 1 cup sugar 2/3 cup flour 1 Tablespoon lemon juice

For crust, in a bowl combine flour and salt. Cut in shortening/butter until crumbly. Whisk egg, vinegar and water; sprinkle over dry ingredients and toss. May add more water, one Tablespoon at a time, if needed. Divide into 2 balls, and chill for 30 minutes covered. On floured surface, roll out to fit a 9-inch pie pan. Combine pie filling while chilling the crust. If using frozen fruit, thaw 9

partially. Spoon into crust. Cover with second crust. Brush crust with egg wash (egg yolk and water). Bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes. Originally from the kitchen of Kaleigh Bone.

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Volume 25 No. 2, November 18th, 2011

Help the Hungry this Holiday By Lisa Files The holidays are a time of joy for most, but for those families experiencing unemployment, divorce, or illness, it can be a time of sorrow. What would happen if every one of us gave time and talent to one of the food pantries or soup kitchens listed below? Instead of spending our time shopping at the Mall, let's think about spending time serving those in need this holiday. We might not wind up with the latest electronic gadget or handbag, but we'll leave with a full heart. Or maybe your own family is seeking help to pull through tough times. If so, then go to the Department of Human Services on-line at to see if you are eligible for Food Stamps. Sometimes every little bit helps to keep you and your loved ones strong and healthy during hard times. Food Stamps are accepted at most grocery stores as payment for purchases. FOOD PANTRIES Alvernia Pantry 3020 N. 76th Ct. Elmwood Park, IL 60707 (708) 453-2555 Contact: Pastoral Center Hours of Operation: 4 to 6 pm, days vary Mt. Carmel Parish 1119 N. 23rd Ave. Melrose Park, IL 60160 (708) 344-4140 Contact: John Battisto Hours of Operation: Wednesdays from 4 to 6 pm Boundaries: Stone Park and Melrose Park and zip code 60164. Lighthouse of Hope 1719 W. North Ave. Melrose Park, IL 60160 (708) 344-7497 Contact: Donna Gaizutis Hours of Operation: first and third Saturdays from 9:30 to 11:30 am Boundaries: Cook County The Proviso Pantry 1112 N. 9th Ave. Melrose Park, IL 60160 (708) 344-8405 Contact: Jean Dillner Hours of Operation: Saturdays 8 to 10 am Boundaries: Residents of Proviso Township Second Baptist Church: Maywood 436 S. 13th Ave. Maywood, IL 60153 (708) 343-0073 Contact: Sandra Green Hours of Operation: first and third Wednesdays from 11 am To 1 pm Emergency: Monday thru Friday from 10 am to 2 pm Boundaries: Washington to Harrison and 9th Ave. to 21st Ave. including south of the railroad tracks. Also Produce Mobile Hours of Operation: every first Monday from 9 to 11 am Boundaries: Cook County

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Vision of Restoration, Inc. 1405 Madison St. Maywood, IL 60153 (708) 344-3774 Contact: Yvette Ford-Lovely Hours of Operation: Tuesdays from 9 to 11 am Boundaries: Proviso Township Canaan A.M.E. Church Pantry 801 S. 14th Ave. Maywood, IL 60153 (708) 681-2744 Contact: Lynn Miller Hours of Operation: Thursdays from 10 am to noon Emergency: Monday thru Friday from 10 am to 2 pm Boundaries: Maywood, Hillside, Berkeley, and Westchester First Christian Church Produce Mobile 1001 S. 8th Avenue Maywood, IL 60153 (773) 218-2360 Contact: Caroline Malone Hours of Operation: 9 to 11 am Boundaries: Cook County Maywood Community S.D.A. Ch. 1901 S. 19th Ave. Maywood, IL 60153 (708) 345-6645 Contact: Angela Sanford-Sanders Hours of Operation: Tuesdays 5 to 7 pm Boundaries: Maywood, Broadview, Westchester Miracle Revival Cathedral 2010 St. Charles Rd. Maywood, IL 60153 (708) 865-2999 or 9613 Contact: Terri Campbell Hours of Operation: Thursdays from noon to 2 pm and first Saturday from 9 am to noon Boundaries: Cook County First United Church of Oak Park Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry 848 Lake St. Oak Park, IL 60301 (708) 386-1324, ext. 101 Contact: Paula Berg Hours of Operation: first Wednesday from 7 to 8:30 pm, second, third, fourth and fifth Wednesdays from 3:30 to 5:30 pm, Saturdays from 9 am to noon.

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any assistance, leaving them running around the school until they find what they are looking for. Those same students were able to browse various tables that contained information from everything Triton has to offer. If students have any questions about services or information that will help them, they are welcomed to visit the student life desk located in the B building by room B140. The staff also wants to remind its students that no matter how far they go in their academic future, Triton will always be a place you can call home.


Boundaries: 60644, 60651, 60301, 60302,60304, 60402, 60130, 60131, 60707, 60305, 60171, 60176. The Heart of Bellwood 439 Bohland Ave. Bellwood, IL 60104 (708) 785-2709 Contact: Rochelle Grapenthein Hours of Operation: Wednesdays from 9 to 11:15 am Boundaries: Proviso Township Berkeley-Hillside Food Pantry 5207 Ridge Ave. Hillside, IL 60162 (708) 449-7171 Contact: Nancy Hours of Operation: 9:30 to 11 am on the second and fourth Thursdays. Boundaries: Berkeley, Hillside, Bellwood, Westchester, and Northlake Broadview Service Center 2000 Roosevelt Road Broadview, IL (708) 343-4520 Contact: Robert Payne Hours of Operation: Wednesdays from 11 am to 1 pm Boundaries: Broadview PADS West Suburban PADS is the agency whose purpose is to end homelessness in Cook County's 20 near-west suburban communities. This agency has a shelter program, supportive services program, supportive housing, employment readiness, and homeless prevention. Address is: 1851 S. 9th Ave., Maywood, IL 60153. The following Site Congregations house the Emergency Shelter one night a week during the regular shelter season: Euclid Avenue United Methodist Church, Oak Park First United Church of Oak Park First United Methodist, Oak Park Grace Episcopal, Oak Park Oak Park Temple, Oak Park Resurrection Lutheran Church, Franklin Park St. John's Lutheran Church, Forest Park St. Mary of Celle, Berwyn

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purposes, may be more interested in hiring a social media butterfly. Future employees can use this to their advantage also. A social media business page may share pictures of office parties, or other revelations of working conditions and the overall attitude of the company that is not apparent on their website. With this news, it becomes more important than ever to maintain a presentable virtual profile. Experts suggest that social media users a keep a watchful eye on their privacy settings and be careful what they post about themselves and their friends. Posting pictures of last weekend’s drinking binge could cost someone their dream job. In an effort to preserve user’s integrity, Facebook has recently added features that allow posts to be shared with only certain friends or acquaintances. Using this feature can allow friends to see pictures of the party, while the boss remains clueless.


Newly Released Music for

November 2011

By Lushan Baker Wale (Ambitions) Release Date: 11/1/2011 Genre: Rap & Hip Hop Wale's sophomore album, Ambition, to be a showcase of the rapper squarely hitting his stride lyrically and pushing his comfort zone sonically after aligning himself with a burgeoning hip-hop force in Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group imprint. Buzz for the release centered on two storylines; the rapper's noticeable assertiveness on the mic and the aura surrounding everything coming out of the "it" hip-hop crew. There was some pressure on Wale to continue the hot streak they're on from Self Made to Meek Mill's Dream Chaser mixtape, but the rapper -- who has been unafraid of being completely honest about his feelings over tracks -- finds a way. 1. "Don't Hold Your Applause 2. "Double M Genius 3. "Miami Nights 4. "Legendary 5. "Lotus Flower Bomb" 6. "Chain Music" 7. "Focused 8. "Sabotage 9. "White Linen (Coolin' 10. "Slight Work 11. "Ambition" 12. "Illest Bitch 13. "No Days Off 14. "DC or Nothing 15. "That Way” Common (The Dreamer, The Believer) Release Date: 11/22/2011 Genre: Rap Back on the scene with a new recording home at Warner Brothers, a new album produced by No I.D. and an entire conservative party outraged at his poetry, Common has returned spitting some of his hardest rhymes in over a decade with his new single 'Ghetto Dreams.' The Chicago MC kicks an ode to the hood over the No I.D. banger, replete with a scratched chorus and verse by Nas,

Drake (Take Care) Release Date: 11/15/2011 Genre: Rap The clamor for Drake's new album "Take Care" has been huge — not surprising for the follow-up to a platinum-selling debut. 01 Over My Dead Body 02 Shot for Me 03 Headlines 04 Crew Love [ft. the Weeknd] 05 Take Care [ft. Rihanna] 06 Marvin's Room 07 Under Ground Kings 08 We’ll Be fine 09 Make Me Proud [ft. Nicki Minaj] 10 Lord Knows [ft. Rick Ross] 11 Cameras 12 Doing It Wrong 13 The Real Her [ft. Andre 3000 and Lil Wayne] 14 Look What You’ve Done 15 HYFR [ft. Lil Wayne] 16 Practice 17 The Ride 18 Hate Sleeping Alone (Bonus) 19 Untitled [ft. Lil Wayne] (Bonus) Tyrese (Open Invitation) Release Date: 11/1/2011 Genre: R&B/ Soul Your man Tyrese is feeling his new grooves too dancing and boosting the energy in the room. He’s selling it and he’s got the goods to back up his sales pitch because these jams are popping. Tyrese points out that there are songs appropriate for the bedroom and the club. It’s a wellrounded collection of tunes so be sure and nab a copy. But for now, you can try before you buy, courtesy of this creative listening party.

Tracklist: 01. I’m Home (Feat. Jay Rock) 02. I Gotta Chick (Feat. Rick Ross) 03. Stay 04. Best of Me 05. Nothing On You 06. One Night 07. It’s All On Me 08. Too Easy (Feat. Ludacris) 09. Takeover 10. I Miss That Girl 11. Interlude 12. Make Love 13. Angel (Feat. Candice) 14. Walk

Mobb Deep (Black Cocaine) Release Date: 11/25/2011 Genre: Rap “The cover art for the Black Cocaine EP was an idea I came up with then passed over to the [Sony] RED art department. They brought my thoughts to life,” Prodigy told MTV News. “Havoc and I laughed the other day about how hustlers are gonna try to make real black cocaine when they see the cover and hear the music.” The track list can be found after the jump. In stores November 21st. 1. Dead Man Shoes 2. Black Cocaine 3. Conquer 4. Get It Forever (Feat. Nas) 5. Last Days

Birdman Bigger Than Life) Release Date: 11/22/2011 Genre: Rap Birdman announced the official release date (November 22nd) for his 5th studio album Bigger Than Life on Twitter just moments ago. If we can decipher properly, the first single is called ‘Why You Mad’ and features Nicki Minaj & Lil Wayne. 1. Money On My Mind ft. Drake & Lil Wayne 2. My Car Cost A Lot Of Money ft. Lil Twist 3. I Get Money ft. T-Pain & Lil Wayne 4. More Money Hoe ft. Nicki Minaj 5. All This Cash ft. Gudda Gudda & Mack Maine 6. Cars, Clothes & Hoes ft. Young Money 7. My Money Too Long ft. Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Ace Hood & TPain 8. Money Make Em C** ft. Jay Sean & Lil Wayne 9. Money Ova Hoes ft. Jay-Z & Kayne West 10. Bitch I'm Rich ft. Snoop Dogg & Plies 11. High Off Money ft. Wiz Khalifa 12. Money Out Da Ass ft. Nicki Minaj, Drake & Lil Wayne

Monica (New Life) Release Date: 11/8/2011 Genre: R&B/ Soul/Hip Hop/Rap R&B songstress Monica plans to release her seventh studio album, New Life, this month, returning to a more mature sound that defined earlier parts of her career. The album's first official single, "Until It's Gone," with its sophisticated rhythm and slower tempo, was released last week. Rihanna (Talk That Talk) Release Date: 11/21/2011 Genre: Rap Only a year after dropping Loud, Rihanna hasl release her sixth album on November 21, 2011. The album already has a single (the justreleased “We Found Love,” whose apparently too-sexy video will be released soon), and now it has a title. Standard Version 1. ‘We Found Love’ 2. ‘Manhunt’ 3. ‘Talk That Talk’ 4. ‘Trust No One’ 5. ‘X’s + O’s’ 6. ‘All Guns Blazin” 7. ‘Blunts Rolled’ 8. ‘Suicide’ 9. ‘Battle of Nerves’ 10. ‘Crossfire’ Deluxe Version 1. ‘We Found Love’ 2. ‘Manhunt’ 3. ‘Talk That Talk’ 4. ‘Trust No One’ 5. ‘X’s + O’s’ 6. ‘All Guns Blazin” 7. ‘Head’ 8. ‘Monkey See’ 9. ‘Blunts Rolled’ 10. ’707? 11. ‘Revolution of the Heart’ 12. ‘Suicide’ 13. ‘Battle of Nerves’ 14. ‘Crossfire’

BONUS: Spending Presidents (No Feature) Money on My Dick ft. Lil Wayne & Lil Chuckee

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New Released Movies for

November 2011

By Lushan Baker A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas Starring: John Cho, Kal Penn, Nell Patrick Harris, Patton Oswalt, Danny Trejo Director(s): Todd Strauss-Schulson Distributors(s): Warner Bros. MPAA Ratings: R for strong crude and sexual content, graphic nudity, pervasive language, drug use and some violence. Genre(s): Comedy These two comical dudes return after six years with something new. If you and your friends want to laugh, then go see this movie. It’s funny. Tower Heist Starring: Ben Stiller , Eddie Murphy , Casey Affleck , Téa Leoni , Alan Alda Director(s): Brett Ratner Distributors(s): Universal MPAA Ratings: PG-13 for language and sexual conten. Genre(s): Crime and Mystery,Comedy Well our Beverly Hills Cop comedian is back on the scene. Eddie Murphy has teamed up with another great comedian - Ben Stiller. This is another good movie to go see. Remember to hold on to your ribs. Cause this movie is a rib cage buster!!!!

Another Happy Day Starring: Ellen Barkin , Thomas Haden Church , Kate Bosworth , Ellen Burstyn , Demi Moore Director(s): Sam Levinson MPAA Rating: R for teen drug/alcohol abuse, pervasive language including sexual references, and brief graphic nudity. Genre(s): Drama A wedding brings a dysfunctional family back together; Lynn and Paul once married but split up on bad terms. J. Edgar Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio , Naomi Watts , Armie Hammer , Josh Lucas , Damon Herriman Director(s): Clint Eastwood Distributor(s): Warner Bros. MPAA Rating: R for brief strong language. Genre(s): Drama Leonardo DiCaprio plays the controversial FBI director J.Edgar Hoover who lays down the laws dealing with ways to take down corruption. Somewhat of a biography on the life of J. Edgar Hoover the man. Immortals (2011) Starring: Henry Cavill , Mickey Rourke , Freida Pinto , Stephen Dorff , Kellan Lutz

Director(s): Tarsem Singh Distributor(s): Relativity Media MPAA Rating: R for sequences of strong bloody violence, and a scene of sexuality. Genre(s): Drama,Epic and Historical From the looks of the trailer, this looks similar to 300; violence, action packed battles and plenty of head splitting. If you like action, then I’ll see you at the theater. Jack and Jill (2011) Theatrical Release Date: 11/11/2011 Starring: Adam Sandler , Katie Holmes , Al Pacino Director(s): Dennis Dugan Distributor(s): Columbia Pictures MPAA Rating: PG for crude material including suggestive references, language, comic violence and brief smoking. Genre(s): Comedy Adam Sandler has decided to plays his own twin sister. We already know the funny man is wild, now let’s see how wild he really is.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 Starring: Kristen Stewart , Robert Pattinson , Taylor Lautner , Ashley Greene , Kellan Lutz Director(s): Bill Condon Distributor(s): Summit Entertainment MPAA Rating: PG-13 for disturb-

ing images, violence, sexuality/partial nudity and some thematic elements. Genre(s): Drama,Romance The Twilight Saga continues the long awaited marriage and the birth of a child. Let’s see what has been created. Don’t miss it because I won’t. I seriously wonder, is this another Freddy, Jason saga or what? How many more????? Hugo (2011) Starring: Ben Kingsley , Sacha Baron Cohen , Asa Butterfield , Jude Law , Christopher Lee Director(s): Martin Scorsese Distributor(s): Paramount Pictures MPAA Rating: Not Yet Rated Genre(s): Family An orphan who lives in a Paris train station unveils a mystery that puts his secretive ways in jeopardy. Piranha 3DD Starring: Danielle Panabaker , Matthew Bush , Chris Zylka , David Koechner , Meagan Tandy Director(s): John Gulager Distributor(s): The Weinstein Company MPAA Rating: Not Yet Rated Genre(s): Comedy, Horror,Thriller Very gory! You will see a lot of body parts being demolished. It’s a follow-up to Alexandre Aja’s horror comedy feast. 14

Volume 25 No. 2, November 18th, 2011

A Critical Review of Drive By Michael Davis Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive is a movie that has possibly deceived many average cinema-attendees with its high octane Hollywood ad campaign. At face value, when watching its theatrical trailers and TV spots, this could easily appear to be an action movie in the style of “The Fast and the Furious” or “The Transporter”. Nothing could be further from the truth. In actuality, this film is quite possibly the most artistic movie currently in wide release. The story centers on The Driver (Ryan Gosling), a nameless protagonist who essentially does one thing and one thing only: he drives. And does he do it well. Gosling plays the Driver as a quiet, enigmatic presence, rather than a character with personality. With every scene we want to know more of the Driver, but in the end it’s not really necessary. Gosling’s performance is a tricky one, taking what could possibly be boring and mundane and making it powerful and intriguing. The Driver is a Hollywood stunt driver and mechanic by day, getaway driver by night. In an opening getaway sequence, we see him use

not sheer speed and force to outrun the police, but intelligence and skill. He uses every shadow, every bridge, & every bit of urban terrain to hide from and deceive the police. This is what sets it apart from most car-based action thrillers. It’s not about the fancy car, or the highspeed chases, but rather about suspense and skill. The film itself is quiet and restrained. It moves at a very slow but steady pace, effectively holding shots and moments as long as they need to be held. This pace sustains all the way through. Even when it gets brutal and intense, it’s still slow and steady. It lets everything play out at this pace, no matter how intense. The violence is really intense. Not only is it gory, but the way it handles violent scenes makes them that much more intense. The violence almost always comes fol-

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Volume 25 No. 2, November 18th, 2011

Triton College Men’s Soccer Team Season

Ends in District Final

By Tim McKinney In each of the past two seasons, the Triton College men's soccer team ended Anoka-Ramsey Community College's year with a defeat. Both of those meetings Anoka-Ramsey traveled to Chicago to play the Trojans. The schools would meet again in this year's District C Final Oct. 29. However, this time around the match was on the Rams home turf in Coon Rapids, Minn. and AnokaRamsey took advantage in shutting out Triton 3-0.

line to prevent the Trojans to score off the rebound.

The Trojans end the campaign 15-2, winning their fourth consecutive Region IV Division III title, equaling a mark achieved from 1985-88. Also Triton claimed the North Central Community College Conference (N4C) championship. The Trojans gave up two early goals and offensively could not generate many scoring chances. Triton's best opportunity came in the second half when a Dawid Wisniewski (East Leyden) strike hit the post. The Rams (13-2-2) were able to clear the ball off the goal

"We were not able to create chances and dug ourselves in a early hole we could not get out of," head coach Tom Cholewa said. "We did a better job passing the ball in the second half but could not score. Overall, we still had a successful season and the guys worked very hard."

Triton College Volleyball Team Nets $1,000 for

Breast Cancer Awareness By Tim McKinney

Photo by: Danville and Morton

There was plenty of pink to go around the Robert M. Collins Center Gymnasium Oct. 15 when the Triton College volleyball team was one of thousands of schools who participated in the Dig Pink® National Breast Cancer Awareness Rally. The Lady Trojans met their goal of raising $1,000 for The Side-Out Foundation, a national 501(c) (3) non-profit organization which supports health care professionals in their pursuit of practical solutions for women and men diagnosed with breast cancer.

Triton College Volleyball Team Triton competed in a Tri-match against both Danville Area Community College and Morton College, as all three teams wore pink jerseys and took a group photo prior to the first match as a sign of unity in the fight against breast cancer. The Lady Trojans raised $780 the day of the We meet our goal of a $,1000 and had a great event through admission, selling pink t-shirts and raffling prizes. However, the most poputime raising money for The Side-Out Foundation lar event of the day was the serving target game between the second and third set of each match. For $2.00 a serve, spectators had the chance to serve at targets -Triton Head Volleyball Coach Sarah Supol. for various prizes, including numerous gift cards to many area restaurants and businesses. The serving game was such a big hit; the team brought it back during their final home game Oct. 20 vs. College of DuPage to help achieve their fund-raising goal. “We met our goal of a $1,000 and had great time raising money for The Side-Out Foundation,” said Triton head coach Sarah Supol. “I hope to make this an annual event because of how successful we were. I would like to thank all the companies who donated and all the people who helped with this amazing event.” Great job Lady Trojans! 16

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