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<ul><li><p>1 | The Eagle</p><p>R O B E R T M O R R I S U N I V E R S I T Y</p><p>THETHETHEEAGLEEAGLEEAGLEISSUE No 18.05 Fall 2014Est. 1996</p><p>ARLINGTON HEIGHTS BENSENVILLE CHICAGO DUPAGE ELGIN LAKE COUNTY ORLAND PARK PEORIA SCHAUMBURG SPRINGFIELD</p><p>CHRISTIAN NEISH</p><p>ALEXANDER RAMIREZ MENDOZA</p><p>E</p><p>Molly Zahoriks and students from her SSC 120 Psycholo-gy: Perspectives &amp; Practices class raised money from Au-gust 27th-September 20th for the American Suicide Prevention Foundation through Chicago-lands Out of the Darkness Walk. The Out of the Darkness Com-munity Walks holds various walks all over the country in order to raise money for suicide prevention and mental health. In the SSC 120 course students learn the basics of psycholo-gy and the importance mental health. As a fun and creative new way to their studies into the outside world, the class was started to fundraise and spread awareness for suicide preven-tion through the COOTDW </p><p>Professor Molly Zahorik (right, in grey RMU shirt) and students from her SSC 120 course (left to right) Alexander Ramirez Mendoza, Arlene Ocasio, Rob-ert Lane, Latasha McGary, Linda Sandoval, Brandi Scott, Kevin Mitchell</p><p>Psychology Class raises over $500 for Suicide </p><p>Prevention Foundationwebsite. Zahoriks main objec-tive was to help students get in-volved with the community but also share their new knowledge to spread awareness about issues that affect every community. Each student was allowed to make their own profile and ei-ther donate themselves or fund-raise for the cause. When most of the class showed interest in raising money for the cause Za-horik allowed the students to have a fundraising day. During the event students set up games that charged to play and asked for donations as well. A few stu-dents also occupied four com-puters on the seventh floor of RMU in order to accept credit or debit card donations to the cause. Students not only helped raise money for the ASPF, but also helped spread awareness by explaining the cause and statistics. The class was very successful in raising over $500 in donations during the event. On September 20th the day of </p><p>the walk, several students set out to Grant Park along with thousands of others to cele-brate the completion of reach-ing the ASPF goal of $625,000. With over 5,000 participants, the ASPF has now raised a total of $741,455 to date! The RMU Team of participants is now ranked 188 out of 582 officially ranked teams in the Chicago-land Out of the Darkness Walk fundraiser. The RMU Team has now raised a total of $740.25 to-date. At the event after the walk, speakers announced that the Chicagoland area had made this year the biggest walk for the fourth year in a row, as well as having the biggest con-tributors towards the cause. Donations are still being ac-cepted up until January 1st, 2015. If anyone is interested in making one, visit the organi-zations website at:;te-amID=67542.</p><p>As you have probably seen by now, Robert Morris cheerlead-ers have gone on excursions from classroom to classroom raising awareness and money through the Penny Wars com-petition, where students are asked to donate money, no mat-ter how exiguous the amounts, in an effort to fund Pink Heals altruistic endeavors, and head cheerleading coach Angie Cald-well could not be any more sat-isfied with her regime, stating: Im really proud of them; they </p><p>RMU Campuses go Pink for </p><p>Cancer Fundraising</p><p>know what Pink Heals means to me. We support Pink Heals. The Chicago location of Robert Morris University raised $275 during the Penny Wars, the highest amount among all the RMU locations. All the money raised is to be allocated towards families with outstanding med-ical bills and related expens-es. Pink Heals is explicitly volunteer work and you can rest assured that all the mon-ey is going back into the com-munity, says Mrs. Caldwell. One major form of this service to the community is through orchestrated visits to the homes of families with relatives suffer-ing from maladies. Pink Heals receives a phone call to visit the home and they then align </p><p>themselves with the local police and fire department to ensure a thorough and vigorous is made as they arrive with an amalga-mation of sirens backing them; Pink Heals Joliet Chapter has done between 30 and 40 visits since July. In light of their per-petual success, a third vehicle has been recently purchased, a fire truck named Kris. Jo-liet also boasts the distinction of having in its possession the first and only pink police car, which was conferred the sobri-quet of Angie Caldwells late aunt, Tina. Citizens are asked to sign the pink laden vehi-cles as a show of deference to those with terminal diseases and support for their families. The non-profit organization </p><p>Pink Heals works to raise the spirits of cancer patients and oth-er persons with such ailments. While the moniker Pink de-notes a focus on women, Pink Heals does not exclude men and children from their phil-anthropic voyages. Pink Heals has 52 locations nationally and three in Illinois with a fourth one currently being built. Rob-ert Morris came into associa-tion with the venerable founda-tion by way of Angie Caldwell. While operating her cheer-leading gym in early 2012, Mrs. Caldwell became aware that a cheerleader in her mini di-vision, a six-year-old Addison Locke, had been diagnosed with cancer. It was through this that Mrs. Caldwell was introduced </p><p>to one Sandra Fleck, member of the Joliet Chapter for Pink Heals. So moved by the vicissi-tudes of Addisons disease, San-dra proposed the idea of letting Addison ride on one of their pink fire trucks during the Na-tional Tour. Upon conclusion of the event, the Joliet Chapter had accrued the means to pur-chase another fire truck and aptly name it Addison, as it is custom for all Pink Heals vehi-cles to adopt the name of female cancer patients. Angie Caldwell was then promptly offered to join Pink Heals; where she would then go on to subsume her affiliation with the faction as its Director of Home Visits and Events with Robert Morris Universitys cheerleading team.</p></li><li><p>2 | The Eagle</p><p>THE EAGLECONTENT TEAM</p><p>Dan Ciaglia Editor-in-ChiefKevin Morales Writer</p><p>DESIGN TEAMTyson Bosco Art Director</p><p>CONTRIBUTORSMichael Chowlewinski </p><p>Alexander Ramirez Mendoza</p><p>Christian NeishRena Petty</p><p>EAGLE ADVISORPaul Gaszak</p><p></p><p>ADVISORY BOARDDavid Pyle</p><p>Mick McMahon</p><p>CAMPUS FACULTYDavid Belotti - Lake</p><p>Beth Gainer -</p><p>Gerard Wozek -</p><p>Jane Wendorff-Craps - Peoriajwendorff-craps </p><p></p><p>LETTER FROM THE EDITOR</p><p>Sincerely,</p><p>Editor-In-Chief</p><p>CONTENTSIN THIS ISSUE</p><p>MISSION STATEMENT</p><p>The Eagle is the s t u d e n t - c e n t e r e d news source of Robert Morris University (IL) and does not necessarily represent the views of Robert Morris Univeristy administrators, faculty, or students. The Eagle provides a venue for the exchange of ideas and information pertinent to the students of RMU.</p><p>Visit our publication page at</p><p>Like us!RMU Eagle News</p><p>Follow us!@RMUEagle</p><p>Greetings fellow Eagles,Can you believe the Fall quarter will be coming to an end in just a few short weeks? I've heard </p><p>of accelerated programs before, but this is ridiculous!Finally I get to cross "use pain-fully bad joke in college news-paper" off my bucket list; in all seriousness though, it really is hard to believe how fast time goes nowadays. I remember my first day as an Eagle on July 16, 2012 as if I had just lived it yesterday. I remember sitting in the back corner of Mick Mc-Mahon's COM 101 class at 10:00, eyes dead locked on my sched-ule, mulling the same thought over and over: do I really have to take a painting class this quar-ter? However, Professor Hutchi-son's CRX 108 class at 12:00 turned out to be really fun, and it was through his recommen-dation that I was able to join The Eagle, so I suppose painting for 10 weeks paid its dividends in </p><p>the long run.I bring up the concept of time flying because as I drove up to Arlington Heights just a couple weeks ago with my graduation gown hanging in the back of the car, I had the sudden real-ization that I am really at the end of the road with college. I guess I have to say that I am glad to be finishing up with my degree, but at the same time it is a little scary to think about being finished with school and getting up to the starting line of the rest of my life. I promise all of you that RMU does all it can to prepare you for this moment, though, so have no fear.In a couple months (February 17 to be exact but who's count-ing), I will walk out the Van Bu-ren doors and it will be the last time I am in this building to go to class. Time moves too quick, and if I regret anything from my 2+ years here, it's the daily routine of wake up, class, work, home, sleep. I rarely took time to find new opportunities and friendships here; I had 1 mis-sion and it was to stay focused </p><p>on school so I could graduate. Staying focused academically is obviously important, but I want all of you to stay off the route that I took through this school. I tended to shy away from meet-ing new people here, so I want you to learn from that mistake and take advantage of that op-portunity. You'll come across some of the best people you'll ever meet in college, and who knows where the friendships you build here will lead. None of us know how much time we'll have left to live, so each day should be spent growing and reaching out of our comfort zone. Talk to that person you've never met in your class. See if that cute girl or guy you always see in the library is single and free this weekend. Get to real-ly know one another, and you'll learn even more about yourself along the way. </p><p>Greetings From the Eagle Staff</p><p>My name is Michael Cholew-inski and it is an honor to be the new President of Student Coun-cil. I am a Business Adminis-tration student at RMU and currently working on obtain-ing a MBA degree. I have been involved with Student Council since last year and have worked on ideas on how to grow Stu-dent Council. Outside of Stu-dent Council, I am currently involved in the Business Ad-visory Board, Academic Coun-cil, and Junior Achievement. The Vice President of Student Council, Katie Thayer, is a Nurs-ing and Health Studies Student with previous experience in Stu-dent Council from high school. She has been an RMU Eagle for two years and she believes that Student Council is a huge part of RMU that is missing. English Professor Tricia Lunt is the Faculty Advisor for Student Council. She will be helping and </p><p>supporting Student Council. The Student Councils mis-sion is to serve as a unified voice for Robert Morris Uni-versity students in expressing student needs and concerns, promoting the advancement of the university, and increas-ing student success. Student Council exists to allow the stu-dents to voice their opinions for the betterment of our school. As the President of Student Council, my main duty is to give students the opportuni-ty to share their opinions and ideas with Student Council so that Katie and I can share them with the universitys faculty and administration through the official channels we have estab-lished with RMUs Academic Council. In order to collect stu-dent opinions, Student Council needs to have a larger student involvement, and with your help, your voice will count. It is very easy to get involved in Student Council. Current-</p><p>Letter from Student Council President</p><p>Greetings Robert Morris Students: </p><p>ly, there are official positions available as Student Council Representatives, which consist of representatives from each college of RMU as well as Sec-retary and Treasurer on the Student Councils Executive Committee. Students can also simply share their thoughts at open meetings, via Facebook at, or by e-mail to I look forward to meeting and working with all of you to grow Student Council and have the voice of the student body be heard. As President of Stu-dent Council, I am here to serve you and I invite you to contact me about any Student Council matters at or </p><p>Sincerely, </p><p>Michael Cholewinski</p><p>LETTER FROM THE Art Director</p><p>Hello to all you readers, I hope everyone is doing well with their classwork. As an-other quarter ends, it makes each of us closer to our ultimate goal; we leave here to test our-selves against the world. We are/will be armed with experi-ence, hopefully a well-crafted resume, and a shiny degree that declares the amount of time each one of us has put into our prospective career field. If you </p><p>are like me, though, you are a bit too preoccupied with other things to think about it that of-ten. As of now, school/work/intern-ships and whatever else I do with my time but cannot recall at this moment somewhat blur together in one long moment. Most of this moment I spend wondering what I should be do-ing and avoiding it. We all hit a point, though, where there can be no more delays. As the pres-sure closes in, one must endure. Preparing for the future is like </p><p>playing a sport, such as football. Practicing for the sport took about 60% of life, yet games only took up about 5%. It is fun-ny, that endless amount of time running until you cannot even walk, lifting weights until even raising a hand to open a door took a great deal of strain, all of this back-breaking work was sacrificed for one hour. By the time the game was happening, running and tackling felt easy. I do not recall if we won or lost these games. The only thing I know is I survived it all.</p><p>RMU News: Page 1- Psychology Class raises over $500 for Suicide Prevention Founda-tion- Album Review: Devil-ORMU Campuses go Pink for Cancer Fund-raising</p><p>Arts &amp; Culture: Page 3- Movie Review: After The Dark- Album Review: Devil-Out With Magritte, In With McKenzie</p><p>Eat &amp; Drink: Page 4- The Hungry Eagle Presents: Cafecito- The Spooky Apricot</p><p>Sports &amp; Health: Page 5 - Homecoming Highlights</p><p>Perspective: Pages 6 &amp; 7 - He Says/ She Says- The Chicago Walker</p><p>Exit to the Right: Page 8 (the last page)-Sudoku- Comic</p></li><li><p>2 | The Eagle Fall - Issue 1 2014 | 3</p><p>ALEXANDER RAMIREZ MENDOZA</p><p>TYSON BOSCO</p><p>CHRISTIAN NEISH</p><p>E</p><p>Movie Review After The Dark</p><p>fter the Dark is set at an internation-al school located in in Jakarta. Mr. Zimit, the philos-ophy teacher, has </p><p>decided to give his class of twen-ty students a few thought exer-cises to better prepare them for their future. On the last day of school, Mr. Zimits last exercise insists the students surviving an atomic apocalypse. There is one bunker with enough supplies to sustain the life of ten stu-dents for one year. The students are told to decide which of the twenty students will survive. Petra, top student and actress Sophie Lowe, initially refuses to partic...</p></li></ul>