Come Out and Support the Trojan Sports Programs

  1. By Chris Weber

Triton’s women’s soccer team needs your support. With a late start due to not enough players, the women’s soccer season is now underway.

So far the season has been rocky. The earliest games were forfeited, and now the Lady Trojans are fighting for their first win. Victories and goals have been hard to come by for the team. The ladies are still gaining experience competing at the college level, as well as playing together as a team.

Fans are an asset for every team. Make an effort to cheer on your Triton teams. They need your support and motivation.

WOMEN’S SOCCER   2011 Schedule

Wed. 10/5 MATC-Milwaukee* River Grove, IL 4 p.m.
Fri. 10/7 Joliet* River Grove, IL 4 p.m.
Wed. 10/12 College of DuPage* River Grove, IL 4 p.m.
Sat. 10/22 Region IV Play-in Higher Seed 12 p.m.
Tue. 10/25 Region IV Semifinals Higher Seed 3 p.m.
Sat. 10/29 Region IV Finals Higher Seed 12 p.m.
Fri. & Sat. 11/3-6 NJCAA National Tournament Dryden, N.Y. TBA

VOLLEYBALL   2011 Schedule

Thu. 10/6 College of Lake County River Grove, IL 6 p.m.
Tue. 10/11 Madison College* River Grove, IL 6 p.m.
Thu. 10/13 Rock Valley* River Grove, IL 6 p.m.
Sat. 10/15 Triton Tri-Match River Grove, IL 10 a.m.
Breast Cancer Awareness Benefit
(Morton & Danville Area)
Tue. 10/18 Joliet* Joliet, IL 6 p.m.
Thu. 10/20 College of DuPage* River Grove, IL 6 p.m.
Fri. 10/21 Oakton Des Plaines, IL 3 p.m.
Wed. 10/26 Region IV Play-In Higher Seed TBA
Sat. 10/29 Region IV Tournament Palatine, IL All Day
Fri. & Sat. 11/11 & 12 NJCAA National Tournament Rochester, MN TBA

MEN’S SOCCER   2011 Schedule

Wed. 10/5 MATC-Milwaukee* Milwaukee, WI 4 p.m.
Fri. 10/7 Joliet* Joliet, IL 4 p.m.
Sat. 10/8 Waubonsee River Grove, IL 2 p.m.
Wed. 10/19 Region IV Quarterfinals Higher Seed 3 p.m.
Sat. 10/22 Region IV Semifinals Higher Seed 12 p.m.
Wed. 10/26 Region IV Finals Higher Seed 3 p.m.
Sat. 10/29 District Championship Region XIII Champion Hosts 12 p.m.
Fri-Sun 11/11-13 NJCAA National Tournament Herkimer, NY TBA

The Movie “GOALIE” Produced by Faculty Member Seth McClellan (Trailer)

A new short film produced by Triton Mass Communication and Visual Communication instructor, Seth McClellan, that premieres at the 30th annual Vancouver International Film Festival September 29 – October 14.

Adapted from an often anthologized Canadian story, this short film is about hockey, but also much more. Family. Dedication. A father and a son. The way we succeed and fail in how we talk to each other. And the sheer beauty of the game.  Stunningly shot in black and white HD by Sanghoon Lee, GOALIE is directed by Daniel Nearing and produced by Seth McClellan.

TCSA Event

By Jeramie L Bizzle

For most students who are returning to Triton or just starting their academic journey, the hassle of the first week can be hectic. With all the registering, book buying and long lines for counselors, students have been running around like chickens with their heads cut off. But with the help of Program board and TCSA, students had a perfect introduction to the Triton community during “Welcome Back Week” at the campus.

Welcome Back Week lasted from August 22nd to the 25th, and was filled with various activities for all students to participate in between their classes. The fun filled week kicked off with “Wii Day”, where students came to show their skills in Guitar Hero and their dancing ability in “Dance Dance Revelation”. The fun and games continued with the “Brain Storm Game Show”, where groups participate in questionnaires win a $50 prize..

What’s the college life without having a group or organization to belong to? “Club Day” gave a chance for former group members to catch up, and allowed the freshmen to browse various groups (such as Program Board, TCSA, Bible Club and BASA) to see what club suits their interest. With all that was going on, this back to school party is not a party until we had some music to jam to. The Loop came through to show Triton College love by rocking out with the students. The week ended with the always popular Scavenger hunt in which students run around the campus collecting items on their list to win the prize of a $100 Visa gift card.

The beginning of a new semester is stressful for everyone. The event coordinators at Triton understand that college shouldn’t be just about books and long nights of studying. They want to give students the same college experience that they had. The week was a way to say “Hello and welcome back!!!” to its new recruits and future alum.

“Thank you to everyone who came out and made Welcome Back Week another success and want to wish everyone a fantastic semester. Good Luck!” – The offices of Program Board and TCSA,

Nearby Pumpkin Patches

By Camille Severino

Pumpkins are a staple of the season.  Whether you like yours in a pie, soup or carved up with a candle inside, it’s hard to deny pumpkins accompany most events in autumn.  Here is a list of pumpkin patches in Cook County I found at (PPAM).

1.  The Chicago Park District.  The Chicago Park District pumpkin patches will be located in different parks all over the city every weekend in October leading up to Halloween weekend.  Prices vary from park to park with the most expensive at $10 and the least expensive free.  These city farms for the day have activities like picking your personal favorite pumpkin, pony rides, pumpkin decorating, and petting zoos.  These activities vary from park to park.

2.  The Children’s Farm at The Center.  According to PPAM, this patch minimizes chemical and pesticide use.  Checking out their website, which is linked to the PPAM website, I found that Pumpkin Days at the Children’s Farm offers free admission to their Pick-your-own Pumpkin Patch.   They also host a Pumpkin Playland that offers a “fall-themed, farm experience for children and adults.”  Admission to the Pumpkin Playland is $7.

3.  Delair’s Cornstalk Farm.  This farm is located in Orland Park.  Their pumpkin patches are available until late October.  At Delair’s you will find a haunted corn maze, craft barn, homemade jellies, custom made painted pumpkins, and apples and gourds.

4.  Forest View Farms.  This Tinley Park pumpkin patch is open until October 30th.  Admission to roam the patch is $5 per person.  That includes the petting farm and hayride to the pumpkin patch.  Pony rides and other activities are available as well for an additional fee.

5.  Goebbert’s Farm & Garden Center.  “Pumpkins, gourds, fall decorations, apple cider, donuts, pies, apples, caramel apples, fudge, pony rides, camel rides, zoo, wagon rides AND a haunted house.”  Who wouldn’t want to go there?  Located in South Barrington Goebbert’s is a short ride for a great day with the family.

6.  Puckerville Farms.  This farm’s activities include carving and giant pumpkins including “blue, white, and Cinderella types.”  Hay ride and bonfire packages available as well.