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					First Annual Earth                                                            Inside this Month’s Issue:
Week Celebration
    is a Success                                                                                                   Special
                                                                                                                  Mother’s
                                                                                                                                                                           Ryan
                                                                                                                                                                          Seacrest
                                                                                                                                                                        Attacked by
                                                                                                                    Day                                                 Radioactive
By Aubrie Jones                                                                                                   Section:                                                 Bear:
                                                                                                                   Page 6
          Chicago Staff Writer        Robert Morris University
                                      Sustainability Council.
                                                                                                                                                                        Fake News,
     Now that Robert Morris               As part of Earth Week, the                                                                                                      Page 10
 University’s first ever Earth        RMUSC handed out sustain-
 Week Celebration has come and        able RMU water bottles to
 gone, students and faculty alike     those who could commit to stop
 now have a new perspective on        using plastic bottled water in                                                                                        RMU News:               1
 sustainability both at RMU and       their everyday lives. Excitingly,                                                                                             News:           6
 in the world around us. With         almost 700 students, faculty                                                                                                S p o rt s :      8
 higher than anticipated partici-     and staff took the pledge.
 pation in scheduled events and           Coming this October is
                                                                                                                                                            Fa ke N e w s :        10
 discussions, sustainability is       National Campus Sustainability                                                                             S t r a n ge bu t Tr u e :        12
 hot topic around all of the          Day, where RMU’s progress in                                                                                            Culinary:            13
 Robert Morris campuses.              sustainability will be revealed.                                                                                               A&E:          14
     During events, students          In the meantime, students who                                                                             Vo i c e s & O p i n i o n s :     15
 were able to relate sustainabili-    wish to keep the sustainability
                                                                                  Wrigley Field: Bad Opening Day?                                         W h e re t o B e :       16



                                                                                            ‘Cooks for a Cause’
 ty back to both their education      movement at RMU alive are
 and future careers. Also, the        encouraged to join the new                               Page 9
 events were an opportunity to        Sustainable RMU Facebook
 participate in discussions, “We      page. A link can be found on




                                                                                            Reaches $25K Goal
 talked about our lives, our jobs,    RMU’s website, under the
 and the significance of our uni-     “Current students” section. For
 versity's determination to help      those who prefer to be more
 our students become leaders          directly involved with the coun-
 who are able to deal with chal-      cil and the green changes at
 lenges like climate change and       RMU, contact the council
 are competitive in the coming        directly by e-mailing Jenny
 green economy,” stated Jenny         Jocks Stelzer at:                      By Megan Greer                       PRC” which incorporated St.           for a Cause donated 10,000
 Jocks Stelzer, head of the           jjocksstelzer@robertmorris.edu                                              Patrick’s Day ideas into the          homemade cookies to the PRC
                                                                                     Chicago Staff Writer
                                                                                                                  planning of the menu and the          for their “Share the Spirit”
Pictures from the Earth Week Celebration                                         Robert Morris University’s
                                                                             Cooks for a Cause (CFC) held
                                                                                                                  decorations. The menu was
                                                                                                                  planned by the CFC executive
                                                                                                                                                        event that helped roughly 900
                                                                                                                                                        families in DuPage county cele-
                                                                             an event at the DuPage campus        board and then executed by the        brate the holidays with donated
                         on Page 16!                                         on March 12, 2010 to raise
                                                                             money for the People’s
                                                                                                                  members of the DuPage cam-
                                                                                                                  pus while the Chicago members
                                                                                                                                                        food and presents. Baking the
                                                                                                                                                        cookies took one full day to
                                                                             Resource Center of DuPage            organized the front of house          prepare and bake, with one
                                                                             (PRC). This event marks an           duties. There were a variety of       month needed to gather dona-
                                               GREEN TIPS from the           important benchmark for the          items to be bid on such as a per-     tions of ingredients to make
                                                 RMU Sustainability          club as it reached $25,000 in        sonal catered dinner donated by       them.
                                                                             fundraising dollars since it was     Chef Brad, various gift cards to          Their next event is the
                                                        Council              founded in 2007 by club advi-        different places, sports tickets, a   “Glad to give” bake sale where
                                                                             sor Chef Brad Hindsley and a         gift basket donated by Chef Jen       all proceeds will benefit pedi-
 Five Good Reasons to Enjoy Your Sustainable                                 few students.
                                                                                 Cooks for a Cause is a vol-
                                                                                                                  which included her cookbooks,
                                                                                                                  as well as many other sought
                                                                                                                                                        atric cancer research. Order
                                                                                                                                                        forms can be found in various
 RMU Water Bottle and NOT buy bottled water:                                 unteer organization that is on a     after items.                          offices on the Chicago campus
                                                                             mission to cater to the commu-           The PRC is an organization        and baked goods will be avail-
                                                                             nity by fundraising for local        dedicated to helping members          able for pick up on May 25,
     1. It’s crazy expensive: Bottled water costs thousands of times         organizations through events         of DuPage County through hard         2010.For more information on
more money than tap. We have access to clean water that is almost free       involving food. Recently, the        times. They work with the peo-        the People’s Resource Center,
from the tap. Why pay $8 per gallon for water?                               club has attempted to not only       ple of their community by pro-        please                      visit
     2. It’s not healthier, cleaner, or more exotic than tap water: Tests    be more involved in the com-         viding food and clothes as well       http://www.peoplesrc.org/.
show that much of the bottled water we purchase is actually just filtered    munity, but also with RMU by         as job and housing assistance         Cooks for a Cause meets to
tap water from our own municipalities. The main difference is that tap       inviting all students, faculty,      locally for families who are          assist in “catering to the com-
water is highly regulated and must be tested many times a day for bac-       staff, and alum to take part in an   new to the country or are just in     munity”        every       other
teria and toxicity, whereas 70% of bottled water is extracted, bottled,      upcoming cookbook, which             need of help. This is not the first   Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the culi-
transported, and sold in such a way that avoids regulation and requires      will be a first for the school.      time Cooks for a Cause has            nary wing, and are always look-
very little testing for safety.                                                  The theme of the silent auc-     worked with the PRC, though.          ing for new members.



                                                                                   SIFE Leader Passes Torch, Post
     3. When we buy it, we create so much trash: Heard about the 3.5         tion was “A Lucky Night for the      Just in December 2009, Cooks
million ton “Great Garbage Patch” the size of Texas in the middle of
the Pacific Ocean? Much of that horrendous patch, not to mention land-



                                                                                          Regional Success
fill space, is filled with disposable plastics, which take thousands of
years to break down and release extremely toxic chemicals (like the
endocrine disrupter Bisphenol-A – look it up!) as they do. Even when
you think you’re recycling – 80% of plastic water bottles get land-
filled.
     4. The more bottled water we pay for, the yuckier our free water
gets: While we funnel money towards corporations selling us unregu-          By Leilani Yats                      business through experiential         Achievement to take over an
lated, loosely tested water in a toxic container at thousands of times the                     Editor-in-Chief    learning. Since the fall of 2006,     entire classroom for one full
price we could pay, fewer of our dollars go to municipalities that are                                            Ricardo Medina has served as          day. He has also helped
responsible for making clean, safe, good-tasting water come out of our           Students in Free Enterprise      President, leading hundreds of        Loyola University and others
taps virtually for free.                                                     (SIFE) is one of Robert Morris       students to impact thousands of       in adopting the model, as well
     5. It feeds the man, not the people: Privatized and corporatized        University’s most prestigious        lives.                                as aided in helping high
water is nearly a $100 billion a year business, while populations who        organizations. As a strictly vol-        Initially, Medina worked          school students compete in
originally had access to that water are increasingly disenfranchised and     unteer-based organization, the       with others to create the             business simulations through
suffer extreme clean and safe water shortages. Some estimate that, by        past five years have been dedi-      University Model, a schedule          JA Titan.
2025, 2/3 of the world’s population will experience drinking water           cated to the benefit of teaching     designed to allow college stu-
scarcity.                                                                    RMU students all aspects of          dents to volunteer with Junior        Continued on pg. 3
Page 2                                                                                 RMU News                                                                                          May 2010



                                                                                         RMU Student Honored at
                                                                                         “50 for the Future” Event
      EAGLE
the


                                                                 By Cassandra Petrusevski
                             “...news from a bird’s eye view”              Orland Park Editor          University, and many more            nology field as baby boomers        ogy      students    throughout
                                                                                                       totaling a range from 300-500        look toward retirement." He         Illinois. Girzynski has an auspi-
                                                                     On Tuesday, April 13th            students.                            also networked with Jeff Daoud      cious future ahead in the I.T.
Editor-In-Chief                    Layout Design                 Simon Girzynski attended the              In order to be considered,       with several of the industry        field and will continue to set
Leilani Yats                       Chris Hodges                  "50 for the Future" Event, a          students had to maintain a B-        judges.                             and accomplish his goals. As
                                                                 prestigious competition now in        average or higher, an interest           The closing ceremony            with receiving any award, a
                                   Julie Reincke
                                                                 its fourth year celebrating                                                involved the 50 top nominees        thank you speech from
eaglenews@robertmorris.edu
                                                                                                       and aptitude for technology as
                                                                 Illinois' most promising tech-        well as an ability to apply it,      receiving their awards as well      Girzynski himself is now in
Springfield                        Chicago Staff                 nology students. The event is         technical knowledge, and             as a very motivational speech       order.
Campus Editor                      Writers                       sponsored by The Illinois             capacity for innovative think-       from their keynote speaker,             "I would like to thank my
Andrea Kocher                      Michael Barry                 Technology Foundation.                ing. Another requirement is that     Frank B. Modruson, CIO of           parents in winning this award
                                   Megan Greer                       The event nominates 50 stu-       an educator acquainted with the      Accenture. He directs a high        for all the support they have
Bensenville                        Aubrie Jones                  dents that matriculate at the col-    student's technical knowledge        performance international IT        given me throughout the years,
Campus Editor                      Lissy Pfister                 leges and universities through-       must proceed with the nomina-        corporation that directly assists   and I would like to thank
                                   Rasheeda Wadley               out Illinois. Just last year, stu-    tion; however students are           the business goals of a $21.58      Robert Morris University and
Sonia Diaz
                                                                 dents from Chicago public high        allowed to self-initiate the nom-    billion company. Modruson           the staff for the opportunities
                                   Springfield Staff             schools were included in nomi-        ination process.                     supervises all business applica-    given to me to learn about the
Orland
                                   Writers                       nations for the first time. The           Robert Morris University         tions and technology infrastruc-    latest technologies and apply
Park Staff Writer
Cassandra
                                   Joseph Tury                   nominees were then introduced         CIS professor, Jeff Daoud,           ture; he facilitates over 180,000   them to real world applications.
                                                                 to over 30 of the leading tech-       nominated Girzynski for this         employees in 52 countries and       I would also like to thank my
Petrusevski
                                   Lake County Staff             nology companies and techno-          renowned opportunity. Simon          gives them the opportunity to       nominator and instructor, Jeff
Masthead                           Writer                        logically advanced universities       Girzynski had the chance to          work at all times, in all places.   Daoud, for believing in me and
                                   Cedric D. Lee                 including Motorola, The All           speak with Raymond J. Oral,          The speech focused on inspir-       motivating me to always try my
Designer                                                         State Insurance Company, Bank                                                                                  hardest. He has given me many
                                                                                                       SVP and CIO of CNA, a multi-         ing the students to continuously
Bryant Agnew                                                     of America, and Sears                                                      innovate technology and over-       opportunities to be successful
                                                                                                       line business and personal
                                   Eagle Advisor                 Holdings.                             insurance agency. Girzynski          come the constant obstacles in      during my time at Robert
Campus Faculty
David Belotti                      Paul Gaszak                       Simon Girzynski competed          tells The Eagle that Raymond         the business world. The stu-        Morris. I have faith that Robert
Lake Counnty
                                   Chicago
                                   pgaszak@robertmorris.edu      against students from institu-        Oral "mentioned the shortage of      dents left feeling motivated and    Morris students will continue to
dbelotti@robertmorris.edu
                                                                 tions throughout the entire state     students enrolling in a field per-   invigorated to work toward          win this esteemed award in
Beth Gainer                       Advisory Board                 of Illinois such as Loyola            taining to technology in our         their dreams.                       future, '50 for the Future'
Bensenville
bgainer@robertmorris.edu          Jane Ungari                    University, DePaul University,        Illinois schools and the way it is       Simon Girzynski worked          events."
                                                                 the Illinois Institute of             affecting the job demand of fill-    incredibly hard to land in the
                                  David Pyle
Nicole Hager                                                     Technology,        Northwestern       ing those positions in the tech-     top 50 most promising technol-




                                                                      RMU Faculty and Staff Certified in
Springfield
nhager@robertmorris.edu
                                  Mick McMahon

Michael Simpson




                                                                            Blended Learning
Orland Park
msimpson@robertmorris.edu

Jane Wendorff-Craps
Peoria
jwendorffcraps@robertmorris.edu

Gerard Wozek
DuPage
gwozek@robertmorris.edu



                                                                                                      Humanities,       Paula     Diaz,     use of Blackboard; the second       Program simply improves work
                                                                                                      approached Ed Russell to              workshop         utilizes     the   in the classroom and gives fac-
                                                                By Cassandra Petrusevski              organize the five workshop pro-       Assignment Manager feature,         ulty and staff other ideas to
                                                                          Orland Park Editor          gram as a Senior Teaching             the third enhances learning         incorporate into teaching to
                                                                                                      Institute Fellow. Since April         through use of the discussion       keep up with the advancements
                                                                    On Wednesday, April 7th,          2008, Ed Russell has been             boards, the fourth centralizes on   in technology."
                                                                16 Robert Morris University           researching and consolidating         communications via announce-            Ed Russell understands the
                                                                faculty and staff members were        each of the five consecutive          ments, e-mail, and podcasts,        challenges the newly certified
                                                                recognized upon graduating            hands-on workshops needed to          while the fifth and final work-     members had to face through-
                                                                from the Blended Learning             achieve a certificate. Dr. Jackie     shop discusses integrating the      out the past year; he enthusias-
                                                                Program. At the Academic              Callery also aided Russell in         Assessment tools, testing and       tically stated, "Participants had
                                                                Council Meeting six members           developing and implementing           greening. The workshops             to put up with me for one work-
                                                                from the DuPage campus, three         the program. To generate inter-       focused on theory and practice      shop per quarter for five quar-
                                                                from Orland Park, one from            est, Russell used Blackboard          in a hands-on environment. Ed       ters! I thank them most gra-
                                                                Chicago, and five from the            and e-mail to encompass the           Russell facilitated each work-      ciously for their interest, dedi-
                                                                RMU Graduate School were              RMU faculty and staff general-        shop to ensure the participants     cation, and perseverance
     Robert Morris University (401 S. State                     honored for their completion of       ly. After several prospective         had no trouble establishing the-    throughout the program."
St., Chicago, IL 60605) is an independent,                      the program.                          faculty and staff acquired a par-     ory into practice.                      Eventually, Robert Morris
not-for-profit, multi-campus institution offer-                     Blended Learning ties the         ticular enthusiasm for learning            The newly inducted mem-        hopes to extend the Blended
ing associate, baccalaureate, and graduate                      best concepts of personal in-         more about the program,               bers rave that their experience     Learning Program to the
degree programs that focus on integrating the-                  class contact along with the          Russell organized small meet-         was worthwhile and other fac-       remaining branch campuses.
ory and applications. Robert Morris                             finest methods of online knowl-       ings to discuss the details.          ulty and staff should participate   Currently, there is no date set
University prepares students to be practition-                  edge to create a new and inno-            The Blended Learning              in the Blended Learning             for the upcoming launch of the
ers in their chosen field, socially responsible                 vative teaching style. Ed             Program runs five consecutive         Program to generate fresh ideas     Blended Learning Program;
to their community, and a foundation for their                  Russell, facilitator of the RMU       quarters (1 full year). Each          to technologically adapt in the     once more details are known,
family.                                                         Blended Learning program,             quarter consists of one manda-        classroom.                          the information will be publi-
     Robert Morris University is accredited by                  states that "blended learning is      tory 50 minute workshop in                 Judy Conrad, Orland Park       cized internally at Robert
the Higher Learning Commission of the                           the future of RMU teaching"           which the individuals learn and       Student Advisor, tells The          Morris. However, if any
North Central Association, of which it is a                     and it will "produce a true com-      build on the combination of           Eagle that it was a "great class    prospective faculty and staff
member.                                                         munity of inquiry in each             face to face and online instruc-      and very organized. Ed Russell      have questions contact Ed
    The Eagle reports and interprets current                    course."                              tion.                                 has a fun personality and made      Russell at
issues, provides a sounding board for ideas of                      The faculty and staff had to          The first workshop discuss-       it interesting."                        erussell@robertmorris.edu
RMU students, faculty and staff and serves as                   dedicate themselves to the pro-       es the general approach of                 Carol Bivin, Orland Park       the Blended Learning Program
a cultural exchange. Views expressed in the                     gram in order to successfully         Blended Learning. The follow-         Career Services, also stated that   is always open to all RMU fac-
Eagle do not necessarily reflect the policies                   finish. Dean of Science and           ing workshops incorporate the         "The       Blended      Learning    ulty and staff.
or viewpoints of the administration of Robert
Morris University.
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May 2010                                                            RMU News                                                                                                  Page 3


                                                                                 SIFE Leader Passes Torch
                                                                            Continued from pg. 1                the overall impact, volun-          culinary confection to please
                                                                                                                teerism, revenue, and success       the likes of Mabeline Krueger,
                                                                               Most recently, Medina and        volunteers had worked so hard       Linda Mast, and Larry Nieman.
                                                                           his team of dedicated volun-         for. Before a board of 12 judges    Throughout the evening, an
                                                                           teers have taken on clients such     comprised of former SIFE            auction of jewelry, a shopping
                                                                           as Crop to Cup, a business           members and corporate spon-         spree, and personal training ses-
                                                                           which works with Ugandan             sors, Medina and Story spoke        sions were auctioned to guests.
                                                                           coffee bean farmers to import        of each project with pride, in      Additionally, attendees were
                                                                           their product directly to ven-       sync with corresponding video       treated to a performance of
                                                                           dors, thus cutting out fees asso-    footage and photos.                 show tunes by five-piece the-
                                                                           ciated with trade and giving             Medina and Story were also      atre ensemble, the Chicago
                                                                           back more revenue to the farm-       joined by a number of fellow        Cabaret Project Project, which
                                                                           ers for further development.         RMU SIFE members who were           was recently infused into a mar-
                                                                           SIFE has worked with the State       able to mingle with other teams     keting 380 project.
                                                                           Treasurer to create a board          and sit in on presentations to          Medina elegantly passed the
                                                                           game called Check Into Life,         gage the progress of competi-       torch onto Story, officially
                                                                           which teaches middle school          tion. In the end, the team was      naming her the new President
                                                                           students about finances ranging      First Runner Up to Kansas City,     of SIFE. As Story has helped in
                                                                           from bank accounts to invest-        but were fortunately able to net-   the development of nearly all
                                                                           ments. Medina himself has            work during the awards cere-        projects such as Crop to Cup,
                                                                           launched Luxury Management,          mony, building stronger ties        Check into Life, Going Green
                                                                           producing several high profile       with SIFE corporate representa-     Project, and LUX MNG, it can
                                                                           fashion shows where a portion        tives, as well as sponsors Sam’s    safely be assumed that her lead-
                                                                           of proceeds are donated to such      Club and HSBC.                      ership and dedication will suc-
                                                                           charities as Immerman Angels,            In recognition of their hard    cessfully lead the RMU SIFE
                                                                           Reaching Sarah, and more.            earned achievements and             team over the next two years.
                                                                               In April, Medina and former      Medina’s transition from SIFE       Again, Medina will now proud-
                                                                           Vice President of the Robert         President to Faculty Advisor, a     ly serve as the organization’s
                                                                           Morris chapter of SIFE, Rachel       dinner ceremony was arranged.       Faculty Advisor, giving guid-
                                                                           Story, presented at the SIFE         Organized to inform RMU fac-        ance and assistance as needed,
                                                                           regional conference, showcas-        ulty and staff of the team’s pro-   while continuing to work hand
                                                                           ing the success of our chapter       ductivity and achievements,         in hand with the organizations
                                                                           over the past year. Two months       Medina worked with the              reputable leaders.




                                           Reduce, Reuse & Recycle
                                                                           in advance the annual budget         Culinary Department’s Chef
                                                                           report was devised, detailing        Flower to serve a three-course




 By Erica Woo
                                      reason is that students are not      helping to keep our planet           waste (both recyclable and non-     that she sells at craft fairs. An
       Springfield Guest Writer                                            healthy for a long time. The slo-
                                      aware how easy recycling can                                              recyclable) every day. That is a    even easier way to reuse is to
      So often we hear that we        be. All the interviewees com-        gan “reduce, reuse, recycle” is      huge amount! The EPA advises        donate your gently used items
 should recycle. We are encour-       mented that RMU does not             drilled into our heads from a        companies to be socially aware      to local charities, like Goodwill
 aged, cajoled, begged, and sent      publicize or promote enough          very young age, yet we often         by reducing or using source         or the Salvation Army, to let
 on guilt trips to provoke us to      the recycling opportunities that                                          reduction, referring to any         someone else benefit from their
 action. You hear about it in the     the school provides. It was only                                          change in the design, manufac-      use. Instead of immediately
 news.      There     were     the    recently found out that the                                               ture, purchase, or use of materi-   recycling paper that was incor-
 Copenhagen talks in December         Springfield campus has the                                                als or products, resting heaviest   rectly printed on one side, reuse
 of 2009 where world leaders          capacity to recycle plastic and                                           on manufacturers. However,          it first. Use the back to write a
 met to discuss the global impli-     aluminum along with paper.                                                individuals have their responsi-    shopping list on or jot down a
 cations of air pollution on the          “Recycling       is    impor-                                         bilities as well. Instead of buy-   phone message.
 earth. The        movie      “An     tant…something that more peo-                                             ing food products in bulk that           There are hundreds of ways
 Inconvenient Truth,” a film          ple need to get in the habit of                                           might rot before you can eat        that we can help our planet out
 about global warming, won an         doing,” said James Godfrey,                                               them, buy only what you need.       and RMU wants to be a part of
 Academy Award. We are no             RMU business student                                                      Or instead of individually          that. President Viollt just signed
 strangers to the idea of recy-           Mackenzie Carpenter, RMU                                              wrapped cheese slices buy a         the American College and
 cling, yet most of us do not         graphic design student added,        google.com                           block and cut it yourself to save   University Presidents’ Climate
 bother. Why is that?                     “Litter bugs are ugly. People                                         on plastic.                         Commitment which promotes
      The students and faculty        don’t recycle as much as they        skip the first two steps and go          Reuse is self-explanatory       sustainability.
 interviewed for this article all     should. They’re careless.”           straight to recycling. This is not   but there are lots of examples           Academic advisor Allyson
 agree that the number one rea-           Both students recycle at         necessarily a bad thing but we       that do not resonate in our         Strauch summed it up the best:
 son people do not recycle at         home but usually do not recycle      need to remember that “reduce”       minds. Sue Reynolds, an aca-        “Recycle at Robert Morris
 Robert Morris University is that     at school due to inconvenience       and “reuse” have equal merit in      demic advisor at the Springfield    University!”
 it is not convenient. On the flip    or lack of knowledge about           preserving the earth.                campus, buys old prom gowns




                                Behind the Culinary Symposium
 side, three out of the four inter-   options or bin locations.                According to the EPA,            from Goodwill and turns them
 viewees agreed another major             There are a lot of options for   humans create 4.5 pounds of          into one-of-a-kind doll clothes




  By Lissy Pfister                    formed or any of the history         really keep everyone interested.     sion and find a speaker for it.     her. When the key note speaker
            Chicago Staff Writer      behind it.                               Everything really kicked off     But the speakers and sessions       final comes to the mike every-
                                          The Culinary Symposium           when the “dream team” as Chef        are only part of the Symposium.     one is ready to go and there is a
      This year the Robert Morris     started in 2008 to bring students    Jen Bucko-Lamplough calls                There is no such thing as a     “crackling energy in the room.”
  Culinary Symposium was a            and industry insiders together.      them, gets together. This year       Culinary Symposium without              With this year’s symposium
  “smashing success,” says Chef       The thought was to give culi-        she told me she had a great          food; it just wouldn’t make         finished and the planning for
  Jen Lamplough, the driving          nary students a new forum for        group that included Amy Keck,        sense. For the most part Chef       next year under way I won-
  forces behind the Symposium.        meeting people in the industry       John Hudoc, Bryan Flower,            Jen told me the dream team          dered how they would be able
  Attendance was at a record high     and asking questions that they       Carolyn       Nesheiwat,      Jon    looks at the food the kitchen has   to make it better. Chef Jen’s
  with 310 people in total. There     would not get to ask in another      Sherman, Tony Spadaro, Maria         and what vendors have donated       hope is to get the students more
  were 200 students and 110           situation. It was also planned to    Garcia, and Mark Wroczynski.         and try to decide “what we can      involved. She hopes to take
  industry insiders and speakers.     be a new education tool for stu-     Preparations begin almost a          make.” Then from the recipes        students’ ideas from the culi-
  Not to mention more support         dents and instructors on what is     year in advance starting with        they decide what needs to be        nary classes next quarter. That
  from other schools than ever        happening in the industry at the     the “brainstorm board” says          made when. The Thursday             way she will get a better idea
  before with record attendance       moment so everyone can stay          Chef Jen. These first sessions       before the Symposium is usual-      for what the students want to
  from non-RMU students.              current.                             with the dream team is where         ly when most of the cooking         learn about.
      After all the glitz and glam-       When the symposium               they all throw out ideas and         and set up are done. The day of         Whatever is decided I’m
  our had ended, my friends and I     began, the main layout was           possible themes.                     is when the last minute set up is   sure the Symposium will be
  began to wonder what went into      very much like it is now with            Once a theme is chosen           done with the expo tables.          more impressive than ever
  putting something so massive        three different sessions that the    everyone tries to come up pos-           “I love the day of” said Chef   before, but we’ll just have to
  together and who put it togeth-     students can choose from. This       sibilities for different sessions    Jen when we were talking about      wait until next year.
  er. We soon realized we had no      year more demos and interac-         and who could speak. Each            her favorite part of the process.
  idea how anything like that was     tive sessions were presented to      member with usually take a ses-      And I would have to agree with

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                                                                                             Lisa Lu Designs
                                                                           By Joseph Tury                         design, Lukaszewski also free-       on top of things is to carry a
                                                                                  Springfield Staff Writer        lances logos, business cards,        planner around at all times and
                                                                                                                  and other custom work. She has       write everything down.
                                                                               Springfield student Lisa           more recently gotten interested          Lukaszewski says that she
                                                                           Lukaszewski is a motivated             in website design as well. She       was an average student in high
                                                                           designer who has started her           has also done many pieces for        school but college changed that
                                                                           own business. Like fellow              charity and volunteer work.          attitude.
                                                                           classmate Shyla Ford (Shyla                “I find that volunteer work          “I realized what my mother
                                                                           Shoes), Lukaszewski jumped             gets my name out there better        meant by applying myself. If I
                                                                           into the workforce long before         than anything else, and it is def-   set my mind to it, I know that I
                                                                           her expected graduation.               initely very rewarding.”             can succeed at anything.”
                                                                           Lukaszewski’s business is                  Lukaszewski’s business is            Ms. Lukaszewski also has
                                                                           called Lisa Lu Design and is           registered and she has her own       advice for anyone who is inter-
                                                                           mostly centered on the wedding         tax I.D. number. She says that       ested in wedding design and
                                                                           market. Lisa Lu Designs spe-           she enjoys using her creativity      starting a business in general.
                                                                           cializes in invitations and sta-       to design different custom               “In the wedding field,
                                                                           tionary, and all of the work is        pieces for a variety of client       always remember to keep a
                                                                           customized to the theme of the         tastes. Some of her custom           positive relationship with pho-
                                                                           wedding. Lukaszewski explains          wedding designs have included        tographers because you will
                                                                           why her business geared                a Poker theme, a Tiffany             always be working hand in
                                                                           towards weddings.                      Theme, and Black and White           hand with them. As far as get-
                                                                               “I’ve always wanted my             formal designs.                      ting a business going, make
                                                                           own design company. That has               “Some clients know exactly       sure to plan it out and make
                                                                           always been my plan. When I            what they want, and others sim-      sure that you are ready; when
                                                                           was planning my own wedding,           ply have no clue. I am able to       you are sure of that, jump in
                                                                           I realized how much I loved            help them either way.”               feet first because that is the only
                                                                           doing the work. When I looked              Perhaps what is even more        way that you will succeed.”
                                                                           into the wedding market, it was        impressive is that Lukaszewski           Lukaszewski’s work can be
                                                                           clear that I was mostly interest-      is a full time mother, has multi-    viewed at LisaLuDesigns.com




     Sigma Beta Delta
                                                                           ed in the design aspect of it.”




                                                                                             RMU Student Joins
                                                                                                                  ple jobs, and maintains a very
                                                                               In addition to wedding             high GPA. Her secret to staying




        Gives Back                                                                             Peace Corps
By Melani Schultz                                                          By Rasheeda Wadley
         Chicago Contributor                                                                                      United States. Luckily for           of the doors that it’s going to
                                                                                    Chicago Staff Writer          Mary, the RMU quarter sched-         open.”
                                                                                                                  ule helped her make a decision           When Frydrych returns
    Sigma Beta Delta Honor                                                     How far would you go to            and plan her departure. She          from working with Peace
Society (SBD) is for students in                                           help those in need? Mary               claims, “It was chance, a little     Corps, she will have many deci-
business, management, and                                                  Frydrych is going all the way to       bit of faith and everything just     sions to make about her future.
administration and invites the                                             Bulgaria. She is going to assist       falling into place.” Frydrych        One such decision is whether or
top 20% of each class to                                                   developing communities in that         applied to Peace Corps in April      not to continue her education at
become a member. SBD is very                                               country. Mary is a graduate            of 2009 and decided to enroll in     RMU.
prestigious and highly respect-                                            student at Robert Morris               the Morris Graduate School                After winning a semester’s
ed internationally, and students    items that most take for granted.      University in the Information          until it was time to leave for       worth of tuition scholarships
inducted remain life-time mem-      We also have taken over the            Systems program. She will be           Europe.                              from the John Marshall Law
bers. The honor society invites     Career Closet, which was created       making her journey to                      Once Frydrych completes          School as a mock trial competi-
BBA/BBAD students currently         to find professional wear for          Southeast Europe with the              her three-month training, she        tor, she is seriously considering
enrolled, who have completed        career fair, interview, special        Peace Corps organization.              will be teaching English to high     attending law school. Mary is
132 or more cumulative quarter      events etc, as one of our projects.        Peace Corps is a service           school students. She will also       also interested in becoming a
hours twice per academic year.      It is a great resource that students   organization that serves devel-                                             teacher.
The purpose of this society is to   can utilize when a little extra help   oping communities in Africa,                                                    With all of her accomplish-
encourage and recognize schol-      is needed during difficult times.      Asia, the Caribbean, Central                                                ments as a student and her ded-
arship and accomplishment                All of the members in SBD         and South America, Europe,                                                  ication to service, Frydrych’s
among students and to support       work very hard to show how             and The Middle East. Peace                                                  career choices are numerous.
aspirations toward personal and     much they care about not only          Corps volunteers assist the                                                 She hopes to inspire others with
professional      improvement,      RMU, but the community we live         communities with education,                                                 her own ambition and commit-
through hosting charitable and      in as well.                            youth outreach, community                                                   ment to serving those in need.
educational functions.                   We are currently discussing       development, the environment                                                Frydrych firmly believes that
    I was elected as the            future endeavors for other events      and information technology.                                                 one should never have to say “I
President of the Robert Morris      we would love to take part in,         Volunteers come from all walks                                              should have…” when reflecting
University chapter in October       such as volunteering at a home-        of life ranging from students to                                            on their life.
of 2009. This has been a great      less shelter or a soup kitchen for     retirees. Volunteers must be 18                                                 Frydrych’s journey will
experience and I am honored to      the fall quarter. This is a huge       years old, have a four-year                                                 begin on May 9th and she will
represent the university.           part of the community and even if      degree or relevant work experi-                                             return to the United States in
    Also on our executive coun-     we can make a difference in one        ence and skills to qualify to          have the opportunity to create       the summer of 2012. She plans
cil, is Vice President, Curtis      person’s life it will be considered    work with Peace Corps.                 secondary projects that will         to keep a journal at
Crotty, and Secretary, Jamie        an accomplishment.                     Qualified individuals spend 27         impact the students and make a
Murray, who we are very lucky            Since all of our members are      months volunteering for Peace          difference in their lives.           http://mfrydrych.livejournal.com
to have. Over the years, and        so giving SBD is also thinking         Corps.                                 Volunteers receive a stipend,
especially since my tenure          about doing something fun as a             Frydrych has plenty of vol-        but for Mary, it’s not about the        while she is in Bulgaria.
began, we have been working         group. We have talked about            unteer experience working with         money. She said, “It means           This is a good way for those
on many different volunteer         scavenger hunts around the city, a     RMU’s volunteer club and even          learning about a culture that I      who may want to follow in
projects that we take great pride   movie, or maybe attending one of       shaving off all of her hair for        may never have been exposed          Mary’s footsteps to get first-
in.                                 Chicago’s fine theatrical events.      charity. She found out about           to.” She truly believes in Peace     hand knowledge about the
    In January of this year as      We are all proud to be a part of       the Peace Corps at a volunteer         Corps and their mission, she         experience. Peace Corps is an
students we launched a winter       Sigma Beta Delta and are even          career fair. Although it seemed        added, “I just really like what      organization for anyone who
clothing drive where faculty,       more proud to make such differ-        interesting, she put it off at first   they stand for. I like that they     has a passion for volunteerism
students, and staff were very       ence in the future.                    because of the amount of time          help other countries that can’t      and would like to increase their
generous in contributing 170             For more information regard-      that volunteers are required to        help themselves.” Frydrych is        own personal growth. Helping
items of winter clothing. SBD       ing the RMU chapter of Sigma           spend in a foreign country. She        also excited about what joining      others to help themselves is a
is very proud of this accom-        Beta Delta, please contact Melani      knew that joining the Peace            Peace Corps will do for her.         reward in itself for those who
plishment because there are so      Schultz                           at   Corps would mean leaving               She said, “I am really excited to    choose to do so.
many families in the Chicago        schum586@robertmorris.edu              school in the middle of pursu-         be exposed to another language.
area that cannot afford winter                                             ing her degree and leaving all         I am also excited about the cul-
                                                                           that she is familiar with in the       tural experience. I like the idea

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                                                    Two Hundred Miles
                                         This is a traditional Mother       wrong and she replied, "I wanted        home.     She said, "Yes, please!
                                       Day’s story:                         to buy a red rose for my mother.        You can take me to my mother."
                                                                             But I only have seventy-five           She directed him to a cemetery,
                                          A man stopped at a flower         cents, and a rose costs two dol-        where she placed the rose on a
                                       shop to order some flowers to be     lars." The man smiled and said,         freshly dug grave. The man
                                       wired to his mother who lived        "Come on in with me. I'll buy you       returned to the flower shop, can-
                                       two hundred miles away. As he        a rose." He bought the little girl      celed the wire order, picked up a
                                       got out of his car he noticed a      her rose and ordered his own            bouquet and drove the two hun-
                                       young girl sitting on the curb       mother's flowers. As they were          dred miles to his mother's house.




      What to say to your Mother this year
                                       sobbing. He asked her what was       leaving he offered the girl a ride




     By Lissy Pfister
               Chicago Satff Writer
                                                                Want something really cheesy to tell mom on mother’s day?
                                            Well these quotes from some historic figures should so the trick.
                                                     And trust me they’re not lacking in cheesiness.
                                                     “The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom.”
                                                                   -Henry Ward Beecher
                                          “For the hand that rocks the cradle - Is the hand that rules the world”
                                                                  -William Ross Wallace
                 “Who ran to help me when I fell, And would some pretty story tell, Or kiss the place to make it well? My mother”
                                                                        -Ann Taylor
                                                      “An ounce of mother is worth a ton of priest”
                                                                      -Spanish Proverb
                                                   “All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my mother”
                                                                     -Abraham Lincoln
           “A mother's love is patient and forgiving when all others are forsaking, it never fails or falters, even though the heart is breaking”
                                                                         -Helen Rice
                             Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs... since the payment is pure love.”
                                                                    -Mildred B. Vermont




               Gifts Mom’s Sure to Love
                                            “God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.”
                                                                     -Rudyard Kipling




                                       Everyone likes to be waited on,       send them to mom. Instead of
By Aubrie Jones                        so surprise mom with breakfast        mom sending you a care pack-
            Chicago Campus             in bed on her special day to make     age, send her one. Bake some of
                                       her feel like a queen.                her favorite cookies and send
    With mother’s day rapidly              3. Take her on a picnic. Pack     them to her in the mail.
approaching, it is time to plot the    a picnic lunch and spend the day          3. Skype her. If both you and
perfect gift of affection. Each        at a local park eating and enjoy-     mom have a webcam, download
May, children around the globe go      ing the day.                          Skype to your desktop and
out in search of that special some-        4. Take over the cleaning         arrange a time where you can
thing that won’t result in a loving    duties for the day. Switch roles      both sit and chat.
mother’s never subsiding bitter-       and let mom be the lethargic kid          4. Send mom a memory book
ness.                                  while you do the laundry and          or photo CD. Mother’s love noth-
      In a wishlist.com survey of      other household chores.               ing more then pictures. Make a
300 mothers, sixteen percent of            5. Go through old photo           memory book or photo CD of
respondents said nothing is the        albums together and reminisce.        favorite pastimes and send it to
worst possible mother’s day gift.      Nothing is more entertaining, for     mom.
To stay on mom’s good side, here       both you and mom, then finding            5.Set up a Facebook page for
are a few inexpensive gift ideas       old pictures of mom’s mullet and      your mom. This may be poten-
for mothers near and far.              dad’s 70s mustache.                   tially risky, however, mom will
     If you live near your mom—            For those who live far from       appreciate the ability to stay in
    1. Spend time with mom             mom—                                  touch with you. Set up a profile
doing something that she likes to          1. A simple phone call.           for mom and add all her friends
do. Whether it is a walk in the park   According to happyworker.com,         and family to her friends list. Just
or watching a movie, the fact that     68% of people grace mom with a        be sure to block your “college”
you’re doing what she loves,           telephone call on her special day.    photo album from her sight first.
together, will mean the world to       A phone call is always better than
her.                                   nothing.
    2. Make her breakfast in bed.          2. Bake some cookies and
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                                      Arizona Law Sparks Call for
                                        Action on Immigration
 Courtesy of                          were reported at most demon-         don't.”                            Klansman. Organizers were           ple held a mock graduation cer-
                               AP     strations; two were arrested             Organizers estimated about     asking sign holders to discard      emony for undocumented
                                      near the march route in Los          20,000 gathered at a park on       those placards.                     immigrant students near the site
     Protesters across the United     Angeles, but police said neither     Chicago's West Side and                Juan      Hernandez,      the   of Obama's University of
 States vented their anger over a     suspect appeared to be connect-      marched, but police said about     Hispanic outreach coordinator       Michigan graduation speech.
 new Arizona law to crack down        ed to the rally.                     8,000 turned out.                  for Arizona Sen. John McCain's          In Arizona, police in Tucson
 on illegal immigrants, calling           Police said 50,000 rallied in        “I want to thank the gover-    unsuccessful presidential run,      said an immigrant rights rally
 on President Barack Obama to         Los Angeles, where singer            nor of Arizona because she's       attended the Dallas rally. He       there drew at least 5,000 peo-
 immediately take up their cause      Gloria Estefan kicked off a          awakened a sleeping giant,''       said Arizona was once consid-       ple. Several thousand people
 for federal immigration reform.      massive downtown march.              said labor organizer John          ered by those south of the bor-     gathered in Phoenix for a
     From Los Angeles to              Estefan spoke in Spanish and         Delgado, who attended a rally      der to be a model state with par-   demonstration           Saturday
 Washington D.C., activists,          English, proclaiming the United      in New York where authorities      ticularly close ties to Mexico.     evening.
 families, students and even          States is a nation of immigrants.    estimated 6,500 gathered.              ”It went beyond what most           A smattering of counterpro-
 politicians marched, practiced           “We're good people,” the             Chicago's event resembled      states do,'' he said. ``Now they    testers showed up at rallies. In
 civil disobedience and ``came        Cuban-born singer said atop a        something between a family         are a state that goes beyond        Tucson, a few dozen people
 out'' about their citizenship sta-   flatbed truck. “We've given a        festival _ food vendors strolled   what the Constitution says you      showed up in support of the
 tus in the name of rights for        lot to this country. This country    through with pushcarts _ and a     should do.”                         new law and Brewer. A barri-
 immigrants, including the esti-      has given a lot to us.”              political demonstration with           Juan Haro, 80, was born and     cade separated about two dozen
 mated 12 million living illegal-         Anger, particularly among        protesters chanting “Si se         raised in Denver, where about       counterprotesters from a pro-
 ly in the U.S.                       immigrant rights activists, has      puede,” Spanish for “Yes we        3,000 people rallied. He said he    immigrant rights rally in San
     Obama once promised to           been building since last week        can.'' A group of undocumented     thinks Arizona's new law tar-       Francisco.
 tackle immigration reform in         when Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer         students stood on a stage at the   gets Mexicans.                          Counterprotesters there car-
 his first 100 days, but has          signed the legislation. The law      park and ``came out'' regarding        “This country doesn't seem      ried signs that read, “We
 pushed back that timetable sev-      requires local and state law         their immigration status.          to be anti-immigrant,” said         Support Arizona” and “We
 eral times. He said this week        enforcement to question people           Juan Baca was among those      Haro, whose family is original-     Need More Ice At This Fiesta,”
 that Congress may lack the           about their immigration status       students. Baca, 19, whose par-     ly from Mexico. “It seems to be     an apparent reference to the
 ``appetite'' to take on immigra-     if there's reason to suspect         ents brought him from Mexico       anti-Mexican.”                      federal     Immigration      and
 tion after going through a tough     they're in the country illegally.    illegally when he was 4 months         In downtown Miami, sever-       Customs Enforcement agency.
 legislative year. However,           It also makes it a state crime to    old, said he has had to drop out   al hundred flag-waving demon-
 Obama and Congress could             be in the United States illegally.   of college and work several        strators _ many with Cuban and          May 1 - International
 address related issues, like             The law's supporters say it's    times already because he can't     Honduran flags, but mostly          Workers Day - is a traditional
 boosting       personnel      and    necessary because of the feder-      qualify for financial aid.         American ones _ called for          date for political demonstra-
 resources for border security, in    al government's failure to               “It's been a struggle,” he     reforms.                            tions. Immigration advocates
 spending bills this year.            secure the border, but critics       said. “I missed the mark by four       Elsewhere, an estimated         latched onto that tradition in
     A congressman was among          contend it encourages racial         months.”                           7,000 protesters rallied in         2006, when more than 1 million
 35 people arrested during a          profiling and is unconstitution-         In Dallas, police estimated    Houston, about 5,000 gathered       people across the country, half a
 protest at the White House.          al.                                  at least 20,000 people turned      at the Georgia state Capitol in     million alone in Chicago ,
 U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez, a              “It's racist,” said Donna        out. About a dozen people car-     Atlanta and at least 5,000          protested federal legislation
 Democrat from Illinois, was          Sanchez, a 22-year-old U.S. cit-     ried signs depicting the Arizona   marched in Milwaukee. About         that would have made being an
 taking part in a civil disobedi-     izen living in Chicago whose         governor as a Nazi and             3,000 attended a Boston-area        illegal immigrant a felony. That
 ence demonstration.                  parents illegally crossed the        Maricopa County Sheriff Joe        march.                              legislation ultimately failed.
     Protests elsewhere were          Mexican border. “I have papers,      Arpaio, known for his tough            And in Ann Arbor,
 largely peaceful. No arrests         but I want to help those who         illegal immigration stance, as a   Michigan, more than 500 peo-




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                Lady Eagle Bowlers’ Title Quest Ends in
                      USBC National Semifinals
 Courtesy of
                  RMU Athletics       fall with five of the games won      ther than ever before, so it was       who best exemplify true sport-       were also chosen to the All-
                                      by seven or fewer pins. Webber       a very successful tournament."         ing behavior and the highest         Tournament team, a rare occur-
     After moving into the            won the last game in the match            The Lady Eagles ended the         degree of character on and off       rence for a non-finalist.
 United       States    Bowling       by a single mark, 174-167.           tournament tied for third place        the lanes. It is presented annual-          Coach Lehman also was
 Congress Intercollegiate Team             That forced a second match      nationally with the defending          ly at the Intercollegiate Team       nominated for Coach of the
 Championships          National      with the winner advancing to         champions, the Shockers of             Championships by the colle-          Year for the second year in a
 Semifinals undefeated in team        the championship finals. The         Wichita State (KS).        Each        giate coaches, who nominate          row. "Since that comes from
 play, the Robert Morris              pressure and importance of           bowler received a bronze medal         candidates and select the win-       your fellow coaches," he said,
 Women's Bowling team needed          each roll was magnified, and it      and the Helmer Trophy, award-          ners. D'Errico is pictured at left   "it's an honor just to be nomi-
 to win just one match to             began to tell on the bowlers.        ed by the USBC to the nation's         with Coleman.                        nated."
 advance to the championships.        Webber's scores shot up and          #3 collegiate team.                          Both D'Errico and Kelly
 That dream was not to be, as the     down as they rolled 267 and               The team garnered a num-
 Lady Eagles came up on the           240 games, but then could only       ber of national honors.
 short end in a pair of great         manage a 139 total in another.       Sophomore Samantha Kelly
 matches        with     Webber               Meanwhile the Lady           (Hoffman Estates, IL) was
 International (FL).                  Eagles had a high of 235 and a       named to the All-American
      RMU had defeated Webber         low of 175. Game Four was            team, the first Robert Morris
 in their first encounter during      even a tie, as both teams rolled     Female Bowling All-American.
 the qualifying rounds, but WIU       188. That meant an eighth                   Junior captain Heather
 came back to win the con-            game was needed to decide the        D'Errico (Rochester, NY) con-
 tenders bracket, setting up the      match. Webber prevailed in           tinued to pile up accolades in
 rematch in the semifinals.           that game by a margin of just        her great RMU career. A three-
        With Baker Scoring the        five pins, 212-207, and RMU          time USBC Academic All-
 order of the day--each team          was eliminated from the tourna-      American and multiple nation-
 alternates five bowlers for the      ment.                                al-award winner, D'Errico
 ten frames-- the barest margins             "While we were disap-         shared the Chris Stoehr
 separated the two competitors.       pointed about not reaching the       Sportsmanship Award with
 The first match went the full        championship," said Coach            Jasmine Coleman of California
 seven games as each team aver-       Dale Lehman, "we saw both the        State-Fresno. This award recog-
 aged exactly the same 192 pin-       men and women advanced far-          nizes the collegiate bowlers                                                                       RMU athletics




     The Tournament for                                                            Lady Eagles Close Out Regular
       the UnderDawg                                                                Season with Record 36 Wins
                                                                            By Miles Morris                        into the bottom of the seventh,      on a solo shot in the first and a
  By Miles Morris
                                                                                  Springfield Guest Writer         the Lady Eagles needed a big         three-run job in the fifth.
        Springfield Guest Writer       nowhere to reach the Final                                                  inning. Hannah Carter (Homer         Fortunately her teammates cov-
                                       Four. Butler defended #1                                                    Glen, IL) go things started with
                                                                                It took one of the strangest                                            ered that with a four-run explo-
      As many ponder over who          Syracuse before knocking off                                                a leadoff single.            Amy
                                                                            plays of the year and some                                                  sion in the second and a pair of
  to have winning their brackets       #2 Kansas State and Big Ten                                                 Jankowski (Elmwood Park, IL)
                                                                            clutch hitting from the bottom                                              tallies in the fourth.
  before the start of the 2010         powerhouse Michigan State, to                                               replaced Carter on the base path
                                                                            third of the line-up, but the                                                   In the second freshman sen-
  NCAA Tournament, no one              make their first ever appearance                                            and moved into second base
                                                                            Robert Morris Softball team                                                 sation Andrea Falco (Chicago,
  could have predicted the upsets      in the championship. Duke and                                               when Sierra Rhodes (Chicago,
                                                                            closed out the regular season                                               IL) led off the frame with a
  that were about to take place.       West Virginia rounded out the                                               IL) singled through the left
                                                                            with a doubleheader sweep of                                                walk. She moved into third on
  The slogan for this time of year     field of four after their Elite 8                                           side.
                                                                            Huntington University (IN) to                                               consecutive passed balls and
  is “March Madness,” and was it       victories over Baylor and                                                       With the tying runs on base,
                                                                            post a new record for wins in a                                             came around to score on a sin-
  ever apparent this year. No one      Kentucky, respectively. Duke                                                Coach Smith sent pinch hitter
                                                                            season by an RMU squad as the                                               gle by Rhodes. Rina Joy
  could have predicted Butler’s        defeated the Mountaineers and                                               Jessica Walsh (Orland Park, IL)
                                                                            Lady Eagles took Game One 3-2                                               Ramirez (San Diego, CA) drew
  run      to    the     National      the match up was set, David vs.                                             to the plate. The All-CCAC
                                                                            in bizarre fashion and grabbed a                                            a base on balls and then worked
  Championship or Northern             Goliath, Duke vs. Butler.                                                   centerfielder had missing sever-
                                                                            narrow 6-5 win the nightcap on                                              the double steal with Rhodes to
  Iowa’s upset of number one               “To see Butler make their                                               al games recovering from some
                                                                            May 1, 2010, at the Redmond                                                 put two runners in scoring posi-
  seeded Kansas. The tournament        run      to      the    National                                            minor, nagging injuries, but she
                                                                            Athletic        Complex          in                                         tion.
  had something for every bas-         Championship was special and                                                came through in the clutch.
                                                                            Bensenville, IL.                                                                Jossilyn Jones (Rockford,
  ketball fan.                         to play in front of a home crowd                                            Walsh laid down a sacrifice
                                                                                Having topped thirty wins in                                            IL) brought them both in with a
      RMU student Shannon              in Indianapolis was unique and                                              bunt intending to move
                                                                            the regular season for the first                                            ringing double to right center.
  Settles said of the tournament,      interesting all in it’s self,”                                              Jankowski and Rhodes up a
                                                                            time, the Lady Eagles have gone                                             She then came around to score
  “All the games were intense          anonymous.                                                                  base. As she sped down the line
                                                                            on to set a new mark for total                                              on Single by first sacker
  and came down to every point.”           The Championship game                                                   to first, it appeared she would
                                                                            wins      heading      into     the                                         Samantha Ores (Beecher, IL,
      The most intense of the          came down to the last                                                       beat out the bunt as well, and
                                                                            Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic                                             pitched above at right).
  rounds was that of the first         minute…the last second…the                                                  the Foresters' third sacker hur-
                                                                            Conference       Tournament on                                                  Those two teamed up again
  round, where eight double-digit      last shot. It was close through-                                            ried her throw, airmailing the
                                                                            Thursday, May 6, 2010. RMU                                                  in the fourth for another pair of
  seeds were victorious. Ohio, the     out with neither team holding a                                             ball all the way into the right
                                                                            enters the double-elimination                                               runs as Ores drove in Rhodes,
  highest seed to advance at 14th,     lead by more then five points.                                              field corner.
                                                                            tourney at Tiger Field on the                                               who had reached with her sec-
  defeated the Georgetown              It was only fitting that this                                                   Jankowski and Rhodes both
                                                                            Olivet Nazarene University                                                  ond hit of the game, and Jones
  Hoyas, 97-83. Along with             National Championship game                                                  crossed the plate to tie the game
                                                                            campus in Bourbonnais, IL, as                                               came around when the
  Ohio, 12th-seeded Cornell,           came down to the very end.                                                  and as Walsh was moving into
                                                                            the third seed. The Lady Eagles                                             Foresters infield misplayed a
  10th-seeds Georgia Tech,             Butler’s        star,    Gordon                                             third, the HU relay player mis-
                                                                            will open play at 11:00 AM                                                  bouncer from Kelly Petersen
  Missouri, and St. Mary’s (CA),       Hayward’s half court shot, as                                               handled the throw from the out-
                                                                            against     #6-seeded       Trinity                                         (Lombard, IL).
  13th- seeded Murray State, and       time expired, bounced off the                                               field. Coach Smith took the
                                                                            Christian College (IL) with the                                                 Those runs stood up for the
  the 11th-seed Washington all         backboard followed by the rim,                                              gamble and sent Walsh home.
                                                                            outcome of that contest to deter-                                           win as Burns retired the last
  advanced. The upsets did not         just missing the net as the Blue                                            She sped up the line and slid in
                                                                            mine their opponent and game                                                eight batters she faced.
  stop there; of the double-digit      Devils won their first champi-                                              to score the winning run, shock-
                                                                            time.                                                                           "I'm very proud of what our
  seeds Cornell, St. Mary’s (CA),      onship in nine years, 61-59.                                                ing the Foresters.
                                                                                RMU Coach Megan Smith                                                   team has achieved so far this
  and Washington punched a tick-       Butler’s Cinderella run was                                                     "Right after Jess passed me
                                                                            sent her senior ace, All-CCAC                                               season," said Coach Smith.
  et to the Sweet 16.                  over but no one would argue                                                 at third," said Coach Smith, "I
                                                                            righthander Ashley Havertine                                                "We're a team built around
      “I enjoyed viewing all of the    that this was not a game and a                                              had a second of doubt, but we
                                                                            (Itasca, IL), against Huntington,                                           pitching and defense so we
  upsets, despite ruining my           tournament for the ages.                                                    had to force the issue."
                                                                            an NAIA foe from the Mid-                                                   have to execute to win games.
  bracket predictions. I believe it        “Butler opened my eyes                                                      The bizarre rally gave
                                                                            Central Conference. She surren-                                             We still have a few more goals
  made the tournament much             during the tournament and I                                                 Havertine her fifteenth win of
                                                                            dered two runs: one on a home                                               to reach for this season."
  more appealing to the general        couldn’t help but root for them                                             the season, a total her fellow
                                                                            run in the first and another on a                                               All the Lady Eagles' games
  sports fan,” stated Ryan             to win it all,” added Butcher.                                              All-CCAC hurler Jennifer
                                                                            double followed by run-scoring                                              in the CCAC Tournament will
  Butcher, RMU student.                                                     single in the fifth.                   Burns (Tinley Park, IL) equaled      be webcast. Check the Eagle
      Brackets were thrown out                                                  That set up the strangest con-     with her win in the nightcap.        Sports Network page for links
  the window by the time 5th                                                clusion to a game this seson.              Burns fell victim to the long    on game days.
  seeded Butler came from                                                   Trailing by two runs heading           ball, giving up four earned runs


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           Baseball Openers: What Happened Wrigley?
By John Edwards
        Chicago Guest Writer        local or national significance. It
                                    is usually followed by the
    Being an avid fan of base-      announcement of the entire
ball and all the way from           staff of both teams. From the
Oregon where professional           ballplayers to the equipment
baseball is scarce, I thought it    manager,       they     are    all
would be truly exciting to          announced regardless of fan
attend an opening day baseball      appreciation or importance.
game in my new city. Given the      Following the announcements
two choices, Cubs or Sox, I         is usually the National Anthem
hands down went with Sox (I         with a football field sized
am a Sox fan). Unfortunately,       American Flag being spread in
looking on Stubhub at the last      the outfield. Of course the
minute limited me to the Cubs.      National Anthem is sung by
Nonetheless I was determined        some of the same sort of stature
to go to an Opening Day. So         as the first pitch. Near the end
lucky enough to live in a city      of the Anthem is a flyover by
with two teams, I went with my      some fighter jets. Then as the
second choice. Expectations         wind blows and the fans drink,
were high after seeing a week       the game is set to begin and the
of televised home openers at        new season of baseball is
some of the newest baseball         underway.
parks that are spread through-          At Wrigley there was no
out the country. It seemed that     person of significance throwing
all of the parks had some great     the first pitch, as Bill Murray
venture going, and even if not      apparently skipped town after
as specific as the Washington       the invite. (It’s called a backup
Nationals,      who     claimed     plan, Ricketts!) There was no
President Obama for their first     football field sized American
pitch (rockin’ a Sox hat), each     Flag or flyover. The National        Comiskey. If this was a regular      The answer of this seems to be       as a new beginning. Let’s see
team still their own person X-      Anthem was sung by Wayne             season game then it would have       less than nothing. Without these     some support for this attitude
factor. The White Sox had the       Messmer, a common veteran of         been a truly amazing experi-         specialties it appears to be noth-   from the organization. Next
division winning Blackhawk’s        this task, which was well done I     ence, but it was Opening Day.        ing more than a regular game,        year I’ll be going to the White
All-Stars throw out the first       might add. Of course my stan-        Without of all the aspects that      which of course Opening Day          Sox home opener because at
pitch. It seemed that all stadi-    dards might be a bit high, but       make it an Opening Day, it was       is anything but. Given that the      least that organization knows
ums had this, but Wrigley was       come on it’s the season opener!      nothing but a run of the mill        Cubs are one the most popular        how to put on a decent show for
different.                          Splurge a little. Do something.      game.                                and historic teams in our            a club’s most significant day of
    The typical home opener         This was my fourth major                 I was left to ponder and con-    National Pastime’s history, this     the year, for players and fans
begins with the ceremonial first    league ballpark, the others          tinue to do so; what is so special   was even more of a disappoint-       alike.
pitch. This is some one of either   being AT&T, Safeco, and              about Opening Day at Wrigley?        ment. Most Cubs fans see this




                                                                NFL Draft 2010
By John Edwards
        Chicago Guest Writer        the 2011 NFL Draft. We will no       Bradford or Colt McCoy (both         no longer in Chicago, he should      on the field since he got to
                                    longer see contracts such as that    had suffered shoulder injuries),     see a lot of playing time if not     Chicago) Cutler started show-
    The NFL Draft has seem-         of Jamarcus Russell ($68 mil-        or Jimmy Clausen, also a quar-       start, which he it is predicted he   ing great promise towards the
ingly taken on a life of its own    lion with 31.5 guaranteed), Jake     terback. A few other names had       will do by the end of the season.    end of the season which was
in recent years, becoming more      Long ($57.75 million with 30         been mentioned but in the end it     The other steal the Bears were       topped off with a win over the
of a spectacle and media circus.    guaranteed),      or    Matthew      was Sam Bradford. While the          able to select was Dan               Minnesota Vikings. Has he
This year was probably the pin-     Stafford ($78 million with 41.7      Rams selected their future, the      LeFavour, the quarterback from       proven his worth? Not yet, but
nacle year because the 2010         guaranteed). While this may be       Seahawks and Raiders were            Central Michigan. He set sever-      as the receiving core stock con-
NFL Draft was broadcast in          touted as the best draft class       praised for their picks. Pete        al FBS records that surpassed        tinues to rise, so does the hope
primetime television. But with      ever, that does not mean the         Carroll, now at the helm of the      former Heisman candidate Colt        that those old days he showed
this being what many experts        teams selected the right players     Seahawks, gave a list of what        Brennan. His abilities speak for     in Denver are coming.
call the greatest draft class of    for the job.                         he wanted for building his foot-     themselves and should make               As the new season
possibly all time, it might have        In this highly talented class,   ball scheme, and it was filled       him a viable backup for Cutler.      approaches and spring training
been the perfect time to enter it   the biggest debate was who           with some very talented players      The remaining picks filled the       camps introduce the new rook-
into the main spotlight. This       would go number one overall.         including Texas safety Earl          other holes on the defensive         ies into the NFL, we will see
claim might also be true            For once in the last few years it    Thomas. Al Davis, owner of the       side of the ball, adding depth to    how good this class of rookies
because of so many highly tal-      was kept a secret. (Thank you        Raiders, finally listened to         the defensive line and defensive     really is. No class has been
ented underclassmen entering        St. Louis!) The main names           some one other than the little       backs unit, but should make          talked about this highly with
their names into the mix. The       thrown around were highest           man on his shoulder and put the      nice additions to special teams.     the exception of 2006’s first
reason? The NFL is implement-       rated player, defensive tackle       Raiders in the right direction       (I wonder if the Bears organiza-     and second round, which is lit-
ing a new restriction on the        Ndamukong Suh, injured but           (for once!) selecting players        tion realized there were 41 wide     tered with pro-bowlers who
money guaranteed to rookies of      now healthy quarterbacks Sam         who could fill the holes             receivers left on the board after    continue to shine. There is no
                                                                         throughout their defense imme-       the third round was complete?)       saying just how good these
                                                                         diately, including the highest       The other holes on the offensive     newbies will be and if they will
                                                                         rated linebacker, Missouri’s         line and of course the receiving     even make an impact for their
                                                                         Rolando McClain. He also             core remain because the organi-      teams (though I guarantee
                                                                         added two offensive tackles to       zation gave up so many draft         they’ll pay for it). One thing is
                                                                         protect newly acquired quarter-      picks trying to get Cutler under     for sure however, like any other
                                                                         back Jason Campbell.                 center.                              season some guys will fail to
                                                                             And then there is the Bears.         Oh what can be said of Jay       live up to their potential or
                                                                         Giving up two first round picks      Cutler? Well now that he is          worth, the same as every year
                                                                         for Jay Cutler didn’t really pan     halfway done using up the first      there has been a draft. But in all
                                                                         out planned but with the talent      round draft picks the Bears          fairness, as the Bears get under
                                                                         left in this draft, they were able   spent on him, this next year will    way and their draft picks are
                                                                         to steal a few away. One that        prove if it was worth it. Though     broken in with three time first-
                                                                         stood out was Major Wright, a        his lack of a receiving core         round draft pick Cutler (one
                                                                         free safety out of Florida, who      (other than Olsen) early in the      with the Broncos and two with
                                                                         was said to have great ability to    year was his largest problem, it     the Bears), we should be in for
                                                                         adapt to the NFL. It will take       can’t all be blamed on them. I       a better season than last, in one
                                                                         time but given the school he         think 26 interceptions speaks        of the most highly competitive
                                                                         played for and his size and          for itself. But with the emer-       divisions in the NFL.
                                                                         experience, it shouldn’t be very     gence of Devin Aromashodu
                                                                         difficult. And with Kevin Payne      (who Cutler praised and wanted


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          Ryan Seacrest Attacked                                                                                          Cloud Gate
         Cinco                        de                     Mayo                      Rules!                   Drink                      Mas                    Corona!




           by Radioactive Bear                                                                                            Repossessed
                                                                                                                                                   residents claimed to have seen
                                                                                                               By Rasheeda Wadley                  something shiny flying though
By Michael Barry                       view. Everything seemed to be            Ryan Seacrest is currently              Chicago Staff Writer       the air but, their claims were
         Chicago Staff Writer          going well until the host began    under close medical supervi-                                             ignored in order to cover up the
                                       asking about the bear’s involve-   sion in his home in Beverly                                              incident. The sculpture that
                                                                                                                      It seems as though hard      weighs over 100 tons is said to
     During a live radio broad-        ment in the current economic       Hills. His publicist reports,        financial times have fallen on
cast on the hills outside of           downfall. Obviously offended       “Aside from an immense                                                   be in an undisclosed location
                                                                                                               the city of Chicago in the most     awaiting a private auction.
Hollywood, CA, American Idol           the bear began mauling his         appetite for salmon, Ryan is         embarrassing way.
host Ryan Seacrest was vicious-        interviewer.                       doing fine and will be back to                                                Mayor Daley made several
                                                                                                                   The Millennium Park proj-       attempts to start a payment plan
ly attacked by a bear he was               The attack persisted for       work in no time.” Medical            ect cost the city hundreds of
attempting to interview.               approximately 7 minutes before     experts speculate whether or                                             to Kapoor but, the artist refused
                                                                                                               millions of dollars and some-       to agree to any terms. He
     On-Air with Ryan Seacrest         crews had to recharge their        not the radiation will have any      how one bill was overlooked
was airing a special Earth Day         camera batteries. Seacrest was     effect on the radio and televi-                                          claims that the city knew of the
                                                                                                               and unpaid. The artist, Anish       delinquent account and made
episode from the Hollywood             rushed to a nearby plastic sur-    sion host, but nothing is certain    Kapoor, who built what is
Hills as it is the closest thing to    geon and the bear was asked to     at the moment.                                                           no attempt to satisfy the debt.
                                                                                                               known as ‘Cloud Gate, or ‘The       The artist’s threats to repossess
nature that can be found within        leave. Shortly thereafter it was        The bear has declined all       Bean’ to most, was never paid
blocks of a Starbucks. When a          discovered that the bear had       subsequent interviews.                                                   the sculpture were ignored and
                                                                                                               for his masterpiece. City offi-     were sometimes met with
lost bear wandered near the            been exposed to a large dose of                                         cials are both embarrassed and
show, Seacrest took it as an           radiation from an unknown                                                                                   laughter. He finally got the last
                                                                                                               devastated.                         laugh and made good on his
opportunity for a feature inter-       source.                                                                       ‘The Bean’ that once sat in   promises to reclaim his art-
                                                                                                               Millennium Park’s AT&T Plaza        work. ‘The Bean’ will now go
                                                                                                               has been repossessed. Kapoor        to the highest bidder and the
                                                                                                               arranged to have his famous         city will be left with an empty
                                                                                                               sculpture picked up by helicop-     space and tons of disgrace.
                                                                                                               ter a few weeks ago. Some city




          E*TRADE Babies Strike
By Rasheeda Wadley                     girlfriends. They are demand-      the girls’ defense. The boys




                                                                                                                      Also Inside:
        Chicago Guest Writer           ing that they be allowed to        that have not shown their sup-
                                       assume speaking roles dis-         port for the girls have experi-
                                       cussing trading. They also         enced tension during cast ‘play
       Ever since the infamous         expressed their concerns with      dates’. At this point, any future
‘milkaholic’ E*TRADE com-              creating a ‘boy’s club’ mentali-   appearances of any girls in the
mercial during the Super Bowl          ty in men as early as infancy.     Etrade commercials are uncer-
earlier this year, the female          The girls strongly believe that    tain. The girls are standing
baby actresses have been in            they are just as capable of        their ground in an effort to level
anuproar.                              expressing their financial savvy   the investment ‘playground’.
                                                                                                                   Oprah and Dr. Phil caught
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    They have been complain-           as the boys.                       This unsettling news will cer-
ing about only getting stereo-             Seven E*TRADE execu-           tainly put a damper on the
typical roles in the commer-           tives were unavailable for com-    mood of those watching the               sexting
cials. Their claim is that Etrade      ments but have been in negotia-    hilarious commercials that liter-
only gives the starring roles to       tions with the girls. They have    ally make viewers laugh out
                                                                                                                   Chicago Bulls Hire Benny the
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the boy babies while casting the       yet to reach an agreement.         loud.
                                                                                                                   Bull as new Head Coach
girls as sidekicks and ‘clueless’      Many of the boys have come to



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                                                                                                                   Obama declares everyday
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Fashion Corner                                                             ZOMBIE
w/ Aubrie Jones                                                       with Zombie Savant
                                                                           Michael Barry                                CORNER
Ripped Jeans Retroversion:
     Modesty Shorts
                                                                         Police in Bensenville received a chilling 9-1-1 call last Tuesday. A grief stricken man
                                                                     at Geils Funeral Home claimed the body of his deceased mother had been stolen. Later
                                                                     that same day, a woman matching her description was kicked out of the local Dollar
                                                                     General after assaulting several customers. Six people sustained minor injuries, mostly
                                                                     bites and scratches. All six of them are dead. For now.
     Recently labeled ‘classless’                                         I cannot stress enough the importance of your help. The readers need to know how
by fashion’s major critics, these                                    to survive this grizzly ordeal. I am here to address your questions in hopes that my knowl-
tattered titans are making their                                     edge will raise our odds a bit. Your questions let me know that not everyone is turning a
way back into our lives lose
thread by lose thread. In their                                      blind eye to this issue; that not everyone out there is ignorant enough to think this prob-
heyday, ripped jeans were a hot                                      lem will simply go away. Your questions give me peace of mind.
commodity, quickly turned hot
mess. Once reserved for the                                               Leilani Yats of Chicago asks, “What is the best way to kill a zombie?”
preppy hipster crowd, that
shredded staple has made its                                                That is an excellent question Leilani. The one and only way to assure zombie anni-
way into closets of soccer                                           hilation is to remove the head or destroy the brain. The method by which this is to be
moms ‘round the world, thanks
to hot designer Alexander the                                        achieved is a hotly debated issue. Many out there favor the classic standby, the shot gun.
Queen. The Queen was notably                                         While it is true that a full shell of buck shot to the noggin will render a zombie harmless,
upset when the ripped jean                                           it is rather noisy and has been known to draw the attention of other zombies.
fashion died because he person-                                             My weapon of choice is the shovel. It has a sharp edge and a blunt face, and is light
ally saw them as a way for the                                       enough to swing all day long with little fatigue. A shovel is also quite accessible. Guns,
fat bottomed girls to cover their                                    while common in some areas, can be difficult to find when one is truly needed, but near-
rears but still get some breeze.                                     ly every household and hardware store has a shovel. When the raiding begins, it will be
    After much determination
and a carefully plotted market-                                      the first thing I grab.
ing strategy, Alexander the                                                Thank you Leilani for your question, and I certainly hope my answer was insightful.
Queen has re-released under the                                      I fear the incursion may become quite overwhelming soon and I am unsure how long I can
moniker ‘modesty shorts’, sell-                                      maintain my communiqué. Keep the questions coming. There is still so much to tell. Send
ing them to the body conscious                                       your questions to eaglesubmissions@robertmorris.edu with “Zombies” in the subject. If
as a replacement to their equal-                                     the end comes before our next meeting, I bid you farewell and good luck.
ly breezy and cool counterpart.
    Having sold millions of
modesty shorts, the world can
be rest assured that they will




                                                                        ISIS
never again be exposed to a sin-
gle spider vein or bulge of cel-


                                                                                                                    CORNER
                                                                     CR
lulite. Just days ago, modesty
shorts reached the ultimate high    recently hopped on the modesty
in publicity. The shorts were       short bandwagon, tweeting that
featured on Oprah’s talk show       “Spanx are so last year, mod-
as one of her favorite things. At   esty shorts are what’s hot.”
the close of the show, pairs of         Now that a fashionable
modesty shorts were pummeled        alternative has been made for
into the audience from cannons      those who fear exposure of
as the Big O screeched “And         their thunder thighs, muumuus
you get modesty shorts, and         will soon be obsolete. I just
you get modesty shorts, every-      hope Alexander the Queen
one gets modesty shorts!” Ms.       FedEx’d a few pairs of modesty
                                                                         Dear Crisis,
Tyra Banks herself has also         shorts to Kirstie Alley.
                                                                             I’m celebrating Mother’s Day with my new boyfriend’s family. I’m
                                                                     somewhat nervous because his mom is the end-all, be-all of their clique and they



            NICKELBACK
                                                                     praise her. The thing is, I’m not sure I even respect the lady, as I’m not tradition-
                                                                     ally compatible with my exes moms. Please help me be more comfortable with
                                                                     this whole thing without diving off the deep end.
                                                                         Thanks,


             CORNER?
                                                                             New Girlfriend with Old Complex
                                                                         Dear Old Girlfriend Complex,


  Nickelback Cover Band
                                                                               It seems to me that Mama Bear is just a little too high on that high horse.
                                                                     Obviously the family praises her, but besides giving them life and uncondition-
                                                                     al love, I see no reason to act such a way. You should take this opportunity to test
                                                                     her on her eligibility. First, there’s no way you can bring a card. Killing a tree in


  Bigger Than Nickelback
                                                                     the name of this lady would be a waste of life. Next, move right past her at intro-
                                                                     duction and work the crowd. Find ways to appreciate Grandpa, Cousin Vinny,
                                                                     and Aunty Jewel, but pay little or no attention to the woman of the day. If your




                                                                                                                                 risis
                                                                     boyfriend corners you with questions of why in the world you’re acting so rude-




                                                                                                                               C
                                                                     ly, just let him know you’re preparing him for what life will be like after you’re
                                                                     married. Besides, if he can’t take you at your worst, he doesn’t deserve you at
By Michael Barry                    popular than Nickelback them-    your best.
         Chicago Staff Writer       selves. Even Portugal, where
                                    Nickelback was booed off             Best Regards,
     The word on everyone’s lips    stage, and lead singer Chad          Crisis
 is “Silver Side Up.” The group     Kroeger was struck in the head
 of sixty something rockers from    with a rock, welcomes Silver
 Venice, FL formed merely six       Side Up with open arms.
 months ago as a Nickelback         Nickelback has declined to
 cover band. In that short          comment on their imitator’s
 amount of time they have           success.
 become even bigger and more
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     Mom Turns in Son for Stealing Drugs from                     Thomasson said that as he watched Keith ride           was ``Oscar's (Thomasson's) collar.''
   Her Bra                                                    along, he initially thought Keith might be nude,               At one point, a police officer read Keith his
                                                              which is against the law. Still, he said, the stop         Miranda rights, he said.
       MEMPHIS, Tenn.: A Memphis woman called                 occurred because of a traffic concern.                         After about 30 minutes, Keith said, Thomasson
   police after she found her son stealing her prescrip-          ``I still had probable cause to stop him for the       let him leave so someone could take him to retrieve
   tion sedatives from her bra.                               traffic violation,'' Thomasson said.                       his clothes.
       The Commercial Appeal reported police found                ``If given the same circumstances, where I                 By the next day, Keith was seeing comments on
   28-year-old Charlie Boyd hiding under a neighbor's         believe that a person riding a bicycle was possibly        the Internet that people in the local public safety
   sport utility vehicle Wednesday morning.                   endangering themselves riding on a busy street, I          community had posted about the incident.
       Boyd's mother whose name police didn't release         would stop them.''                                             One posting said: ``My highlight today, dude rid-
   told officer she awakened before dawn to find her              Keith contends that Thomasson and the officers         ing a bike down Main in a thong, and tatoo'd out.''
   son filching Xanax from her bra, where she kept it to      made a bigger spectacle out of him than he was mak-        Another person posted a picture of Keith on his bike
   prevent him from stealing it.                              ing of himself, on his way to his two favorite tattoo      during the stop.
       Police said Boyd has 22 Xanax pills 15 of them         parlors along Douglas, Hell Bomb and Lucky Devil.              Within about a month of the incident, Keith went
   wrapped in toilet paper and hidden in his sock.                As he sat on his bike while detained that day,         to a sheriff's internal affairs office and to the District
   Officer said a search of Boyd's room turned up more        some motorists slowed down and drove around the            Attorney's Office and county commissioners offices
   pills and various drug paraphernalia.                      block to get another view.                                 to argue that he had not broken the law and was
       He was in jail Thursday with bond set at $40,000.          People stood at windows in the Epic Center and         wrongfully detained. He also complained that some
                                                              stared down at him, he said.                               of the Internet comments revealed information about
      Tattooed Bicyclist Wearing Thong Recalls                    Thomasson said he didn't move Keith from his           his case that he thought shouldn't be disclosed.
   Incident                                                   spot with the bike because he wasn't arresting him             After Keith complained, the Sheriff's Office
                                                              and taking him into custody.                               checked to see whether the incident involved policy
       WICHITA, Kan.: There is the mundane side of                Based on a relative's recording of the stop from       violations, and ``appropriate action'' was taken
   Larry Keith: He is a 59-year-old great-grandfather,        across the street, Keith estimates he was detained for     regarding sheriff's personnel, Hinshaw said, adding
   retired truck driver and survivor of open-heart sur-       about 30 minutes.                                          that he could not be more specific.
   geries who lives in a tidy home in north Wichita.              Sheriff Bob Hinshaw said records show the traf-            Looking back at his shortened ride, Keith says,
       And there is Keith's expressive side: He has tat-      fic stop lasted 23 minutes. According to Hinshaw,          ``It was a lot of fun in a way. But in a way, I felt I
   toos from the top of his head to the last digits of his    Thomasson thought Keith was impeding traffic               was held against my will for their entertainment.''
   toes and everywhere in between. Everywhere.                when he rode in an inner lane of the four-lane street.         He still sees some humor in it.
       Since the 1960s, Keith has been covering his               Impeding-the-flow is rarely cited, and after               He had dozens of T-shirts printed with a photo of
   body with up to $35,000 worth of tattoos showing a         review it was decided that the incident technically        him in the thong during the stop. He wore one of the
   variety of things, such as American Indian images,         didn't meet the letter of the law, Hinshaw said.           T-shirts during an interview for this story.
   sports logos and women in sexual poses.                        Still, Hinshaw said, ``It was a good-faith stop.''         Each T-shirt displays one word in big letters by
       Before his 59th birthday last May, Keith and his           This is Keith's version, in more detail, of what he    his photo:
   buddies thought it would be funny if he showed off         says happened that day: It was May 21, and his ride            ``Busted.''
   his skin while riding a bicycle past City Hall and the     started according to plan.
   Sedgwick County Courthouse wearing only a thong.               Relatives followed in two vehicles to record the         Woman Says Ex-boyfriend Hit Her with
       The material would cover his crotch and a nar-         stunt as he took off from Murdock and Waco. He             Chihuahua
   row strip on his backside, but much of his tattooed        rolled down a side street past the jail, turned right at
   buttocks would show. He thought it was legal to            Main and moved from the outside lane of the one-               BLOOMINGTON, Ind.: A woman has told
   dress that way in public, and apparently he is right.      way street because of cars stopped ahead of him in         police in southern Indiana that her ex-boyfriend
       Still, it didn't keep him from being detained by       front of the courthouse.                                   threw a Chihuahua at her head as he attacked her.
   law enforcement on one of Wichita's busiest streets.           He pedaled in traffic past the courthouse and              A Bloomington police report say that the man
       Nearly a year later, he remains peeved about that.     moved back to the outside lane as he rolled past City      hurled the three-pound dog across the room at the
       According to Wichita police Deputy Chief Tom           Hall.                                                      22-year-old woman. The report says the dog wasn't
   Stolz, it is legal for someone to wear a thong in pub-         As he passed Third Street, he heard a siren            injured as it struck the woman, slammed into the
   lic if it covers the genitals and other body parts reg-    behind him and stopped.                                    wall and then fell to the floor.
   ulated by the city's nudity ordinance.                         Thomasson walked up and asked Keith what he                The woman said the man called her obscene
       But Sedgwick County sheriff's Sgt. Oscar               was doing. The sheriff's sergeant didn't seem to be        names, punched her in the face and hit her in the
   Thomasson says the reason he pulled Keith over that        amused.                                                    head repeatedly with his cell phone before throwing
   day is not because he wore a thong but because he              Thomasson said he had to check with a supervi-         her dog.
   unsafely affected the traffic flow by going less than      sor to see how to handle the situation.                        The April 19 confrontation wasn't reported until
   5 mph on his bicycle on busy Main Street down-                 Keith stayed on the bicycle, following                 a second altercation early Saturday, when the woman
   town.                                                      Thomasson's order.                                         told police her ex-boyfriend ran into a house and
       Keith, who contends he should not have been                ``I was just as nice as could be,'' he said.           found her in a bedroom with another man.
   stopped and notes that his traffic ticket was dis-             Thomasson said Keith was showing too much                  No arrests were immediately made.
   missed, says he recently decided to speak out about        ``anal cleavage.''
   the incident.                                                  Keith still disagrees. ``By law, I had covered            Man drinks before sobriety test
       With his 60th birthday approaching, he is still        whatever I had to have covered,'' he said.
   stewing over what happened just before his last                A police officer walked up to Keith, looked at his         BELLEVIEW, Fla.: An Ocala man suspected of
   birthday.                                                  tattoos and told him some of the images were offen-        drunk driving reportedly had one more drink before
       One sunny weekday last May, while people went          sive and that if he didn't put on clothes, he would be     taking a sobriety test.
   about their midmorning business downtown, Keith            taken to jail.                                                 Marion County deputies pulled over 61-year-old
   rode off wearing his thong. He pedaled along for a             Keith contends that as long as he was in motion        Dana Allen Seaman Saturday night after one deputy
   few minutes until Thomasson pulled him over on             on the bike, none of images was discernible to oth-        reported seeing him swerve three times. When the
   Main just past City Hall.                                  ers.                                                       deputy asked Seaman if he had been drinking,
       Keith said he was wrongfully stopped and                   The video from across the street shows that up to      Seaman reportedly said yes and agreed to take a field
   detained for too long while several sheriff's deputies     five police or sheriff's cars stopped by Keith.            sobriety test.
   and police officers pulled up in patrol cars and gath-         At one point, a police officer pulled up in a patrol       Before the test, the deputy reported that Seaman
   ered around him, some snapping pictures. He says           car, rolled down the window and snapped a picture          took a drink from a cup and tossed it under his seat.
   they wasted taxpayer money.                                of him with his cell phone, Keith said.                    The deputy retrieved the cup and reported smelling
       If what he was wearing was a problem, Keith                Stolz, the police deputy chief, said that was          alcohol.
   said, ``they should have had me sitting in the (patrol)    ``inappropriate conduct'' by the officer.                      The sheriff's office reports that Seaman failed the
   car in the first 30 seconds.'' Thomasson ordered him           Still, Stolz said, a heavily tattooed man in a thong   sobriety test and refused to submit to a breath test.
   to remain seated on the bicycle by the curb, in pub-       on a busy street ``is an unusual circumstance in our           He was arrested and charged with DUI. He was
   lic view, Keith said.                                      city ... and unusual circumstances draw police offi-       released from jail Sunday morning.
       Thomasson said that if Keith had been wearing a        cers.''
   business suit while riding the bike, he still would            Overall, Keith said, the police officers were
   have pulled him over because he was endangering            friendly. At least one officer told him he would have
   himself by going slowly on a bike in busy traffic.         ``laughed it off and let me go in my way,'' but that it




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Taste the Freedom of America this Memorial Day
By Cassandra Petrusevski                Ribs                                  butter, add the onions and sauté         2. Season shrimp with salt            4. Chill and serve!
          Orland Park Editor                Barbeque Seasoning (for           until translucent, about 5 min-       and pepper. Arrange on skewers
                                        rub)                                  utes. Add the garlic and cook         and cover them with the bar-             Florida Fruit Salad with
                                            Barbeque Sauce:                   about 1 minute. Add the chili         beque sauce. Add pineapple            Avocado-Lime Dressing
       Every year Memorial Day              Yields: 6 cups (reserve 2         powder, salt, and pepper and          chunks to skewers.                       (recipe courtesy of the
 is recognized as the special           cups for Hawaiian Shrimp              continuously stir for about 2                                               Vegetarian Journal by Nancy
 time to honor the courageous           Skewers if you choose)                minutes. Add the ketchup mix-             3. Place skewers on the grill     Berkoff)
 men and women that have                    Chili Powder, to taste            ture to the saucepan and let sim-     and continuously baste with the          Yields: 4 servings
 risked their lives every day to            Salt & Pepper, to taste           mer over medium heat for 15           barbeque sauce until shrimp
 keep our country safe. Without             2 cups Ketchup                    minutes. Taste and adjust.            turn bright pink.                         Ingredients:
 them, the people of America                1/2 cup Yellow Mustard                                                                                            Dressing: 1 cup peeled &
 could not live freely as they              1/2 cup Cider Vinegar                 4. When ribs are tender, pull        4. Remind everyone to              pitted ripe Avocado
 desire. Naturally as a foodie, on          1/3 cup Worcestershire            out of the oven. Have your grill      unpeel their shrimp before eat-           ½ cup Sour Cream
 this day I think about the unique      Sauce                                 ready, and grill the ribs shortly     ing, and leave extra barbeque             3 tablespoons Fresh Lime
 varied regions throughout the              1/4 cup Lemon Juice               to give them extra flavor. While      sauce at the table! Enjoy!            Juice (add more/less depend-
 United States and the freedom              1/4 cup Steak Sauce               on the grill, baste the ribs with                                           ing on your preference)
 they demonstrate through their             1/4 cup Dark Molasses             the barbeque sauce. After it has         Central Plains        Potato           1 tablespoon Apple Juice
 individualistic         cuisines.          1/4 cup Honey                     a good coat on both sides, take       Salad                                 Concentrate (add more/less
 Between the fresh seafood on               1 teaspoon Hot Sauce              off the grill.                           Yield: 4 servings                  depending on your prefer-
 the east coast, the slow cooked            1 cup Dark Brown Sugar                                                                                        ence)
 barbeque in the Deep South, the            3 tablespoons Butter                 5. Add remaining barbeque              Ingredients:                          ½ teaspoon Hot Sauce
 meat and potatoes of the central           1 medium Yellow Onion,            sauce to ribs and serve!                  4 Russet Potatoes, peeled             Salad: 2 cups Romaine or
 plains, and the Asian fusion           finely chopped                                                              and cut into quarters                 Red Leaf Lettuce, torn
 cooking on the west coast, there           4 cloves Garlic, crushed or          Hawaiian Shrimp Skewers                ½ Yellow Onion, chopped               ½ cup Avocado, peeled
 is something for all taste buds        minced                                   Yields: 4 servings                     1 cup Italian Dressing,           and diced, tossed with 2 table-
 to enjoy and all foodies to                                                                                        (can use more or less depend-         spoons Orange Juice
 recreate!                                  Directions:                           Ingredients:                      ing on preference)                        2 Bananas, firm, sliced,
       This Memorial Day, take                                                    20 Jumbo Shrimp, fresh                ½                      cup        and tossed with 2 tablespoons
 the time to honor the true free-           1. Preheat oven to 325            or frozen, unpeeled                   Mayonnaise/Miracle Whip               Orange Juice
 dom of America and involve             degrees. Rub the barbeque sea-            Barbeque Sauce from               *optional* (can use more or               1 cup Pineapple chunks,
 foods from each regional cui-          soning all over the ribs so they      above recipe (Slow Cooked             less depending on preference)         fresh preferred but canned
 sine in your barbeque! Your            can absorb the flavor. Wrap the       Barbeque Ribs)                            Salt and Pepper, to taste         works too
 family and friends will be             ribs in plastic wrap, then wrap           Pineapple Juice, to taste              Directions:                          1 cup Mango chunks,
 impressed, and you will be sat-        them in foil. Place on a baking           14    Large     Pineapple                                               fresh or frozen
 isfied capturing the flavors of        pan and bake in the oven until        Chunks, fresh (can add                   1. Bring potatoes to a boil,           ½ cup Papaya chunks,
 America in your meal.                  tender. (2-3 hours)                   more/less depending on pref-          boil until fork tender.               fresh
                                                                              erence)                                                                         ½ cup Orange Flesh, diced
   The Perfect Memorial Day                 2. To make the barbeque               At least 6-7 Grilling                 2. Drain and cool potatoes.           Toasted Sliced Almonds
 Meal                                   sauce: in a large bowl mix            Skewers                               Slightly mash the potatoes in a       for garnish (optional)
                                        together the ketchup, mustard,            Salt & Pepper, to taste           large mixing bowl.                        Directions: Mix dressing
    Slow Cooked Barbeque                vinegar, Worcestershire, lemon             Directions:                                                            ingredients together in a sepa-
 Ribs                                   juice, steak sauce, molasses,                                                   3. Add Italian dressing,          rate bowl from the salad ingre-
                                        honey, hot sauce, and brown               1. Add pineapple juice to         onion, mayonnaise (if desired),       dients. Just before serving add
     -Ingredients:                      sugar.                                barbeque sauce according to           salt, and pepper to potatoes.         dressing over the salad.




                                                   Tips for Green Cuisine
     2 full slabs Pork Spare                3. In a saucepan heat the         taste. Combine well.                  Mix well.




By Cassandra Petrusevski                    "Shopping local at farmers        own garden or planter box; fresh       store to fill in what you couldn't         Don't focus on eliminating
          Orland Park Editor            markets, building relationships       perennial herbs harvested and          get at the Farmer's Market."           certain foods from your diet,
                                        with these farmers, and trying to     used in your favorite dish makes           Chef Jon Sherman:                  centralize on utilizing local,
      Summer is approaching and         eat in season. Knowing how to         all the difference. If growing             "Eat your leftovers! In all        healthier variations. Also, don't
the people of Robert Morris are         utilize a freezer is probably one     your own food is not possible          seriousness, use vinegar and           forget about substitutes when
coming together to "go green."          of the easiest and most difficult     then at least try to source food       baking soda to clean in the            your favorite product is not in
However, most people seldom             things people need to know as it      that is local and sustainable.         kitchen because the natural            season. Do a little research and
realize the tricks in the kitchen       costs a little more upfront but by    Don't always be fooled by some-        acids in vinegar are not bad for       learn about when certain foods
that can keep both you and the          packaging things into manage-         thing that is labeled organic as       the environment. That's green          are readily available, this will
environment healthy. With this          able sizes, I probably shop for       things are not always as they          and true."                             make your dining experience
notion, I interviewed several of        proteins five times a year."          appear."                                   There you have it, real            both delicious and affordable
the RMU professional chefs to               Chef Bryan Flower:                    Chef Jennifer Lamplough:           "green" cuisine tips right from
hear their tips for "going green"           "Take a little time and grow          "Go to the Farmer's Market         the mouths of the professional
in the kitchen.                         something. Nothing tastes better      first and buy what you can from        chefs! Now, comes a tip about
    Chef John Hudoc:                    than a tomato picked from your        them, then go to the grocery           staying "green" in the kitchen.




              Orchardist Discovers New Cherry Variety
                                                                              trees, said Pete Van Well of Van       n't conducted official taste tests     application this summer and
Courtesy of                             sisting, he got them to come out
                                                                              Well Nursery. Goodwin said last        yet.                                   have trees ready for the market
                                AP      again. This time, they agreed:
                                                                              year he started picking it Aug.            Goodwin said he likes its          in two to three years.
                                        This wasn't just a different kind
                                                                              10.                                    characteristics, too. Goodwin              Right now, they are working
    WENATCHEE, Wash.: For               of tree from the rest of his block,
                                                                                  ``It's the latest cherry that I    thinks it is a bit sweeter than a      on testing the cherry in commer-
Stemilt Hill cherry grower Gordy        it was a new one altogether.
                                                                              know of,'' said Van Well, ``and I      Bing cherry but not as sweet as        cial orchards to see how it per-
Goodwin, persistence is paying              As for a name, Goodwin,
                                                                              know a lot of cherry varieties.''      a Rainier. ``It was 100 degrees        forms. Once granted, the patent
off. It was about eight years ago       also the pastor of Stemilt Hill
                                                                                  Van Well said growers are on       and the cherries still stayed          is good for 20 years. ``The big
that Goodwin noticed one of his         Church, went with his faith and
                                                                              the lookout for those cherries         firm,'' said Goodwin of how            thing is to make sure it's not a
newly planted cherry trees was          named it ``Glory.''
                                                                              that mature significantly earlier      firm the cherry stayed last year.      named variety and hasn't been
different than the rest.                    ``The Lord gets the glory for
                                                                              or later than average. ``They're           Also, the cherry is self-fer-      released. This is definitely a dif-
    ``I knew it was later, but I did-   this cherry because it's where it
                                                                              looking to spread out picking          tile, meaning it doesn't need          ferent tree,'' said Van Well.
n't know if it was something else,      came from,'' he explained.
                                                                              season so cherries don't come in       another tree to produce fruit, an          ``If you pray, the Lord
like Sweetheart or another variety      ``They've asked me if I've want-
                                                                              at the same time,'' he said.           unusual characteristic for cher-       speaks to you. I'm sure he'll be
out of Canada,'' he said. He called     ed it to be called Goodwin or
                                                                                  In addition to being late,         ries, but one breeders are trying      speaking to me once this devel-
Van Well Nursery in East                something, but I say No, I'm not
                                                                              Glory has other positive charac-       for, according to Van Well.            ops. I'm sure he already has
Wenatchee, where he got his trees       taking the glory for it. It's the
                                                                              teristics. ``It has good flavor,           Going from discovery to            something in mind,'' Goodwin
from, and asked them to take a          Lord's.' ``
                                                                              high brix _ high sugar _ and           growing a new cherry variety           said. ``That's exciting, what the
look at it. Though the fieldman             The tree, which underwent
                                                                              seems to be a firm cherry,'' noted     commercially takes 10 to 12            Lord's expecting.''
who took the first look wasn't          DNA tests last year to certify it
convinced it was something new,         wasn't an already-named variety,      Van Well. He added that it tastes      years, said Van Well. He says
Goodwin wasn't fazed. After per-        ripens about 20 days after Bing       good to him, but the nursery has-      they plan to enter the patent


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     Ravinia: North America’s                                                                                              C2E2 Review
      Oldest Music Festival                                                                                      By Hassani Aich
                                                                                                                         Chicago Guest Writer
                                                                                                                                                           Spanning from Marvel and
                                                                                                                                                       DC there was also the creators
                                                                                                                                                       of Cyanide and Happiness,
                                                                                                                     C2E2 was a brand new              Archie, and authors from books
 By Cedric D. Lee                                                                                                experience for all those comic        such as Pride and Prejudice and
      Lake County Staff Writer                                                                                   book fans here in Chicago. The        Zombies, and also Sense and
                                                                                                                 sights, the people, the atmos-        Sensibility and Sea Monsters.
                                                                                                                 phere was filled with thrills and     Not only comic creators were
     Starting in 1904, Ravinia                                                                                   excitement. Around every cor-         there, but also some toy makers
 has not only grown to become                                                                                    ner there were people dressed         and web comic creators.
 the oldest outdoor music festi-                                                                                 up as their favorite superheroes          Ranging from so many dif-
 val in North America, but it has                                                                                or video game characters, and         ferent aspect of the comic uni-
 also hosted some of the biggest                                                                                 even little kids that dressed up      verse, C2E2 was a great success
 names in the music industry.                                                                                    for the fun of it all. The place      and gave everyone that went a
 Located in a Highland Park, IL.                                                                                 was filled with excitement.           great experience. With its first
 residential neighborhood along                                                                                      “A true convention that           year here, it created such a fan
 the North Shore, an estimated                                                                                   revolved around comic books,”         base, and people are excited
 60,000 visitors will be enter-                                                                                  said a Matt Pizzolo, creator of       about next year, and waiting to
 tained this year, with a wide                                                                                   Godkiller. In its own single          see who is going to be coming.
 variety musical entertainment.                                                                                  way, C2E2 was unique and bet-             To all the comic book fans,
     Ravinia’s          Associate                                                                                ter than most planned. As most        make sure you head to C2E2
 Director of Public Relations,                                                                                   might say, it was like Chicago        next, because you will never
 Amy Schrage, said that 50 per-                                                                                  had its own kind of comic con-        know what you find there.
 cent of the musical entertain-                                                                                  vention, unlike Wizard World in
 ment is classical and the                                                                                       every way possible.
 remaining 50 percent consist of
 various genres of music.
     "The Chicago Symphony
 Orchestra, Ramsey Lewis,
 Crosby Stills and Nash, Sheryl
 Crow, Carrie Underwood, and
 Sting are just some of the acts
 that will perform this summer,"
 Schrage explains.
       According to the Ravinia
 website, visitors have a variety
 of seating plans including a
 3200 seat open air covered
 Pavilion, and the historic
 Martin Theater, which is a 850




                                                     Facebook’s Expansion Triggers
 seat recital hall and the only
 building that remains of the
 original park. Concerts can be




                                                           Political Backlash
 heard from both of the Pavilion
 and The Martin Theater on The
 Lawn, which is the ultimate
 place for a picnic. Visitors can
 pack their own picnic baskets
 and dine as the sun sets and
 music begins.
     Audrey Carman is a
 Developmental Assistant at
 PADS Crisis Services in North        Courtesy of                           other people in your Facebook         Zuckerberg. The concerns were         sumers based on their presumed
 Chicago. She has plans of pur-                                      AP     network, depending on your pri-       echoed by Sen. Michael Bennet,        interests. Facebook would prob-
 chasing tickets for an undecid-                                            vacy settings.                        D-Colo; Sen. Mark Begich, D-          ably thrive in a more communal
 ed summer concert.                                                             Facebook says all this will       Alaska; and Sen. Al Franken, D-       Internet because it has amassed
     “I have become a big fan of         Facebook's plan to spread its      help personalize the Web for          Minn.                                 a huge database of personal
 the atmosphere at Ravinia,”         online social network to other         people. It stresses that no per-          Facebook tried to assure          information since Zuckerberg
 said Audrey Carman. “I was          websites could be detoured by          sonal information is being given      Schumer that its latest idea won't    set up its website in a Harvard
 given free tickets from a friend    regulators looking into privacy        to the dozens of websites using       invade users' privacy.                dorm room six years ago.
 a few years ago, and look for-      concerns that have raised the ire      the new plug-ins.                         ``We welcome a continued              If Facebook's plans pan out,
 ward to going to a concert every    of federal lawmakers.                      Still, it means that informa-     dialogue with you and others          it could change the way people
 summer,” says Carman                    Four senators said Tuesday         tion that hadn't been previously      because we agree that scrutiny        think of social networking.
     Ravinia has several ticket      that Facebook needs to make it         communicated could get broad-         over the handling of personal         Instead of communicating on a
 packages and promotions             easier for its 400 million users to    cast to your friends and family       data is needed as Internet users      closed website, Facebook's
 including free lawn passes to all   protect their privacy as the site      on Facebook.                          seek a more social and interac-       users could interact with one
 Martin Theater and Chicago          opens more avenues for them to             And Facebook is indeed            tive experience,'' a Facebook         another over the entire Web.
 Symphony Orchestra events           share their interests and other per-   sharing some personal informa-        vice president, Elliot Schrage,       More sharing could spawn more
 (excluding the Gala Event           sonal information.                     tion with three websites that         wrote in a letter to Schumer.         customized websites that look
 Concert) for college students .         The        Federal        Trade    Facebook hopes will demon-                Schumer called Facebook's         different to each person visiting,
     Aisha James, a sophomore        Commission already had been            strate how online services can be     response inadequate and said his      depending on their friends and
 at the Lake County campus           examining the privacy and data         more helpful when they know           staff planned to meet with the        preferences.
 explains “I have never been to      collection practices of Facebook       more about their users. The sites     company Wednesday.                        While Zuckerberg has
 Ravinia, but I would love to        and other social networks, the         with      greater    access     to        Meanwhile, the FTC indicat-       likened his vision to an online
 go.”                                agency confirmed Tuesday.              Facebook's data are business          ed it will weigh into the debate      nirvana, critics see another hole
      James went on to say that          Then last week, Facebook           review service Yelp, music serv-      at some point.                        in the crumbling walls of online
 she passes by Ravinia several       announced a proposed expansion         ice Pandora and Microsoft                 ``Our plan is to develop a        privacy.
 times and has intended to go,       that irked Sen. Charles Schumer,       Corp.'s Docs.com for word pro-        framework that social networks            Facebook is moving from
 but now she is seriously plan-      D-N.Y., and, he says, many Web         cessing and spreadsheets.             and others will use to guide their    being a social network about
 ning to take her two daughters      surfers who called his office to           Facebook users who don't          data collection, use, and sharing     sharing with friends ``to a serv-
 to a concert.                       complain.                              want to be part of the company's      practices,'' said Jessica Rich,       ice that is about collecting and
       Tickets sales began on            Having built one of the Web's      expansion have to go through          deputy director of the FTC's          sharing information about you
 April 22nd for the 2010             most popular hangouts, Facebook        their privacy settings and change     Bureau of Consumer Protection.        with advertisers so they can
 Summer Festival Concerts            is trying to extend its reach          their preferences.                        Schumer pledged to intro-         more closely tailor ads to you,''
 which runs from June 3 to           through new tools called ``social          Schumer thinks the onus           duce legislation that would           said Ginger McCall, staff coun-
 September 7, 2010. They can be      plug-ins.''      These       enable    instead should be on Facebook         expand the FTC's powers over          sel at the Washington-based
 conveniently purchased on line      Facebook's users to share their        to get users' explicit consent, a     Facebook and other Internet           Electronic Privacy Information
 at www.ravinia.org or by            interests in such products as          process known as ``opting in.''       social networks if the regulatory     Center.
 phone,       mail     or     fax.   clothes, movies and music on               ``They have sort of assumed       agency doesn't feel it has the
  While visiting the web site you    other websites. For instance, you      all their users want their infor-     authority to require more
 can find the calendar of events     might hit a button on Levis.com        mation to be given far and wide,      straightforward privacy controls.
 and a wealth of information         indicating you like a certain style    which is a false assumption,''            The political pressure could
 about the rich tradition and his-   of jeans, and then recommend a         Schumer said in an interview.         undermine Facebook's ambition
 tory or this non-profit organiza-   movie on another site. That infor-         Schumer sent a letter calling     to create a more social, open
 tion.                               mation about the jeans and the         for simpler privacy controls to       Web that could make it easier to
                                     movie might be passed along to         Facebook        founder     Mark      aim online advertising at con-


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        Personal Spring Cleaning                                                                                          Are You ‘Just A
 By Andrea Kocher
            Springfield Editor
                                        dents to get that extra credit
                                        done or capitalize on the final
                                                                              tions have developed, as well as
                                                                              the perfect balance between
                                                                                                                             Student?’
     Spring is a season of transi-      essay for English class. It also      school life and a social life,          By Rasheeda Wadley
                                        serves as an opportunity to           which will all soon be forgotten                                               side of the classroom.
 tion. The winter snow has melt-                                                                                               Chicago Staff Writer              When you graduate and
 ed away and the trees and flow-        touch up resumes in order to          once summer hits. This transi-
                                        pursue a summer internship,           tion may mean more demand-                                                     enter the workforce, employers
 ers of summer are beginning to                                                                                           As students, we sometimes          will also want to know how
 blossom. For some, such transi-        which, after two years, will          ing academic expectations from
                                        likely turn into a permanent          your professors come fall; for          hear the phrase “college               involved you were in college.
 tioning means trading jeans for                                                                                      career.” At first, it seems a little   Joining organizations that are
 shorts, sweaters for tank tops,        employment position. Instead          others it may mean the begin-
                                        of working those retail or fast       ning of summer jobs, summer             puzzling. How can college be a         relative to your major is a great
 or gas-guzzling automobiles for                                                                                      career?                                way to expand your education
 bikes; for others it means tran-       food jobs this summer, start          break, vacations, moving, or a
                                        looking at companies that             professional career.                        The school is not paying us        and gain more experience in
 sitioning from the academic                                                                                          to attend; we are paying the           your field. You will also
 world to the professional world.       match your ideal career or life           If you are like me, May
                                        after college. If your desired        means graduation, which means           school. So, at what point does         become able to work as part of
 With graduation looming near,                                                                                        college become a career?               a team; something that you
 students must also participate in      company is not looking to hire        the entrance into a new battle-
                                        for the summer, make sure to          field; the pursuit of a profes-             There are two types of stu-        more than likely will be doing
 some sort of personal spring                                                                                         dents; those who are “just stu-        in the workplace. One can also
 cleaning in terms of grades and        keep in touch; there is no way        sional career. Graduation may
                                        to know where or what those           sound bittersweet for those who         dents” and those who are               learn valuable leadership and
 vying for a strong finish to the                                                                                     “career-oriented.”           Since     organizational skills. Most col-
 2010 Spring quarter.                   contacts could lead you to.           will miss the excitement of
                                        Getting a head start or at least      learning, the exhilaration of           Robert Morris University is a          lege organizations are operated
      May not only symbolizes                                                                                         school that prides itself on           by students. This policy allows
 the beginning of summer, but           mapping out a career plan for         athletic competition, or the free
                                        your future, especially in this       internet and printing. However,         preparing its students for the         students to organize and govern
 the beginning of a new chapter                                                                                       workplace, the latter type of          themselves as if running a busi-
 in the lives of many. RMU              economy, could save several           it also means that we now
                                        months of unemployment after          become responsible for apply-           student tends to be more suc-          ness. This type of hands-on
 graduates will be happy to see                                                                                       cessful. Although being ‘just a        experience is very attractive to
 an end in sight after years of         graduation.                           ing what we have learned the
                                            For those of you about to         past four years. We become              student’ may be what works for         post-graduate schools and
 hard work; however, such an                                                                                          some, it is not the best idea for      future employers.
 accomplishment as graduating           end your first year of college,       accountable for our actions and
                                        the transition from freshman to       must actively engage our newly          most students. Simply going to             Obviously, no one is going
 should not start and end in col-                                                                                     classes to make the grades is          to beg you to join any school
 lege. Personal spring cleaning         sophomore status may sound            acquired skills and abilities to
                                        appealing in that you are no          best represent our education            not wise if a student wants to         organizations. It is up to you to
 will not only allow students to                                                                                      have any type of competitive           take the initiative and find out
 evaluate their performance thus        longer the new kids on campus.        and future employers.
                                        Lasting friendships and connec-           For Faculty, May might              edge after graduating.                 which organization is a good fit
 far, but should motivate stu-                                                                                            Students that plan on pursu-       for you. Also, while it may be
                                                                              mean a break from teaching,
                                                                              vacationing in summer homes,            ing any type of post-graduate          tempting, don’t feel obligated
                                                                              if not in reality, spiritually, or it   education may be expected to           to join every organization for
                                                                              simply means another quarter            show more involvement at the           which you attend informational
                                                                              teaching a subject they know all        undergraduate level. More              meetings. You should only join
                                                                              too well. It may mean revamp-           involvement would mean                 organizations and activities that
                                                                              ing lesson plans, enrolling in a        extracurricular activities such        you feel the most connected to.
                                                                              summer course, pursuing high-           as sports, volunteerism and            You must also make sure that
                                                                              er education, or retirement. In         additional academic activities.        your grade point average does
                                                                              any case, spring cleaning is            Doing more than just going to          not suffer. Always make sure
                                                                              observed. Whether it is through         class will exhibit your interest       that your class work comes
                                                                              the development of more cre-            in becoming a well-rounded             first.
                                                                              ative and engaging lectures, or         student and person. It will also           Excellent grades accompa-
                                                                              sifting through the millions of         show that you have the ability         nied by school and community
                                                                              books acquired throughout the           to balance out your activities         involvement are definitely
                                                                              year; personal spring cleaning          and prioritize. Students that          qualities of a well-rounded stu-
                                                                              is a must in order to prepare for       play a more active role in their       dent. College takes on a whole
                                                                              the next academic year, the next        education and other activities at      new meaning when you are
                                                                              project at work, relocation, or         their school are more inclined         able to apply your education in
                                                                                                                      to have more pride in the insti-       other areas. The goal is to not




               Who are You Serving?
                                                                              search for a new life, direction,
                                                                              or career.                              tution itself. This pride will         just ‘go to school’ but to make a
                                                                                                                      often cause the student to feel        career out of your education.
                                                                                                                      obligated to do well in and out-




                                                                              have a paycheck, health insur-


                                                                                                                                     Submit to
 By Cory Galloway                        Corps which generally involves
       Springfield Guest Writer          the ability to choose where you      ance, educational benefits, paid
                                         will attend boot camp and even       vacations, and travel the world.


                                                                                                                                 Voices & Opinions!
                                         what company you end up              It is not a sure thing what part
      When a young man or                being attached to during active      of the world you will end up in,
  women signs up for the mili-           service.                             but you will have the ability to
  tary, it is often believed that            Most young people join the       travel.
  they are signing up for patriot-       service as a way out of a terrible       “My family was dirt
  ism. Usually more often than           upbringing and sometimes             poor...Most people in my neigh-

                                                                                                                         Do you have an issue you want to
  not is this assumption wrong.          prison time. The Armed Forces        borhood in New Orleans ended
  When a young American signs            offers many benefits. Straight       up in gangs, dead, or prison.

                                                                                                                         sound off on? A passion you want
  into service it is often for a per-    out of high school you can join,     The Army has showed me a
  sonal reason whether it is for                                              new way of life, nearly all my

                                                                                                                         to talk about? Then submit to the
  educational benefits or family                                              education is paid for. Plus, I get
  traditions.                                                                 to set a good example for my

                                                                                                                             Student Opinions section!
      Family traditions are one of                                            cousins and friends back home
  the reasons young men join the                                              I hope,” stated Vance Williams
  Marine Corps. Six out of every                                              Private First Class United
  eight Marines have lineage                                                  States Army.


                                                                                                                         E-mail submissions either
  when it comes to family ties                                                    For many young men and
  and traditions of the Marine                                                women this provides a new way
  Corps.                                                                      of life some might not be accus-


                                                                                                                          in the body of an e-mail
      ”I did not necessarily want                                             tomed to. It gives many individ-
  to join the Marines, but my                                                 uals the chance to become high-
  great grandfather, grandfather,                                             ly educated while keeping the


                                                                                                                         or as an MSWord attach-
  father, and four uncles all                                                 costs minimal.
  served the Corps,” said Sgt.                                                    Many young Americans are
  Daniel Pittman USMC.


                                                                                                                                  ment to:
                                                                              serving in the military on an all-
      “It is a rite of passage for                                            volunteer basis. Our country
  males in my family to be a                                                  has not had an all-volunteer
  Marine, more than any religious                                             service before, especially fight-

                                                                                                                              eaglenews@robertmorris.edu
  right of passage my family                                                  ing a war on two fronts.
  practices,” explained Lance                                                 Generation Y, as well as all
  Corporal Mark Galloway 1st                                                  those currently serving, should
  Marines 5th Division Twenty                                                 be applauded for their excel-
  Nine Palms.                                                                 lence and selfless service to this
      Also there is a benefit to                                              great nation.
  having lineage in the Marine

Robert Morris University                                                                                                                                                        the Eagle
    Where to Be: May 2010
                                                                                                           Chicago Celtic Fest
                                                                                                          The Chicago Celtic Fest is being
                                                                                                      held in Millennium Park on the week-
                                                                                                      end of May 8th and 9th from 11 a.m. to
                                                                                                      9 p.m. The festival includes contests
                                                                                                      such as a “Men in kilts leg” contest (kilt
     Anime Central, Hyatt Regency O’Hare and Donald E. Stephens Convention Center,                    not included) and a Mother’s Day lim-
  Rosemont, IL, May 14-17. $55 Full Weekend Pass / $35 One Day Pass                                   erick contest featuring original limerick
                                                                                                      contest selections. This festival also
      Anime Central celebrates everything that is Japanese pop-culture. It’s a weekend full of con-   features bagpiping, authentic Irish
  certs, costumes, panels and meet & greets, topped off by an enormous “Soap Bubble” rave on          dancers, and traditional Irish music.
  Saturday night. Vendors and artists will be selling merchandise all weekend, and celebrities of     (Info from: www.celticfestchicago.us)
  Japanese animation from around the world will be mingling with their fans. Those with little or
  no exposure to anime will enjoy the unique cultural experience and down right outrageous cos-
  tumes. This year Anime Central celebrates its thirteenth year with a Gothic/Horror theme.                                                              Chicago’s         Midwest
                                                                                                                                                         Independent           Film
                                                                                                                                                         Festival is the only cele-
                                                                                                                                                         bration known dedicated
                                                                                                                                                         to Midwestern filmmak-
                                                                                                                                                         ers. The films are played
                                                                                                                                                         the entire calendar year at
                                                                                                                                                         the Chicago’s Landmark
  Celebrating what’s working in our communities, the Chicago Green Festival®, a joint project                                                            Century City Cinema the
  of Global Exchange and Green America, showcases more than 350 diverse local and national                                                               first Tuesday of every
  green businesses. More than 150 renowned speakers appear for insightful panel discussions and                                                          month      at    6    p.m.
  presentations. http://www.greenfestivals.org/                                                                                                          www.midwestfilm.org




                                                                                               Where
                                                                                                                                      Clockwise from Top Left: “Green Projects
                                                                                                                                      in Action” panel on the Chicago campus




                                                                                                 We
                                                                                                                                      during Earth Week; Chicago student
                                                                                                                                      Michael Barry contributes to the discussion
                                                                                                                                      during the “Environmentalism 101” pres-
                                                                                                                                      entation; “Professionals in Sustainability”
                                                                                                                                      presentation     during    Earth      Week




                                                                                               Were...
                                                                                                                                      Celebrations on Chicago campus; Volunteer
                                                                                                                                      Club Vice President Natalie Johns, Faculty
                                                                                                                                      Advisor Jennifer Kaminski, and President
                                                                                                                                      Amber Frazel celebrate successful fundrais-
                                                                                                                                      er for South Suburban Humane Society;
                                                                                                                                      SIFE President Rachel Story volunteers at
                                                                                                                                      Friends of the Orphans benefit at Brookfield
                                                                                                                                      Zoo; Student created art for the Earth
                                                                                                                                      Week celebration.




Robert Morris University                                                                                                                                            the Eagle

				
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