Food for the Soul

By Jeramie L Bizzle

On September 28 and 29, the Triton Bible Club hosted their open house entitled “Food for the Soul”. The event showed what the club had to offer those who were interested in learning more about the club and embarking on a spiritual relationship.

Charisma Magno hosted the event. She welcomed all to come and join in on the activities that included slide shows and testimonies. At the end of the presentations, all who came in were welcomed to a buffet of soul food including fried chicken, mac and cheese and sweet potato pie. Joshua Perez and Lidia Young were just a couple of the club’s members who told visitors about how their life has changed since forming the spiritual relationship with God and becoming members of TBC:

“Triton Bible Club has been a blessing to me. I am going to encourage you to come and visit. You can meet God through the club” Joshua Perez (TBC member)

“God continued to talk to me and talk and talk until all I could say was ‘Thank you Jesus” Lidia Young (TBC Member)

Most of those who attended the open house were interested in coming to the meetings to begin their journey to better themselves and TBC is where they feel would be a great start.

What set this open house aside from the others was the fact that the students came and actually heard what the members had to say as opposed to coming just for the free food like most would have done. As the year is well underway, the club invites all who are interested in coming to the meetings to partake in study or if your looking for someone who you can trust to talk to about anything.

The club meets Tuesdays at 12:30 in parachute B130. Come in to become a part of their weekly bible study and meet some of the members. Build friendships, get more in touch with God and get a better understanding of the bible. It is more than just a club; it is a commitment that you will cherish for the rest of your life.

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Triton College Women’s Soccer Team Edges Daley in Home Finale

By Tim McKinney

The Triton College women’s soccer team saved their best for last. The Lady Trojans concluded the home schedule with a hard-fought 3-2 win over Daley College Oct. 15 in River Grove.

Lissette Zuniga (Farragut) scored a pair of goals to spark Triton.  Midfielder Adriana Preston (Trinity) had a hand in all three of the Lady Trojan tallies by assisting on the two Zuniga goals in addition to finding the back of the net herself for the second time this season.

Goalkeeper Briana Pusavc (Proviso Math and Science Academy) stopped four Daley shots fired at her.

Triton concludes the regular season Wednesday, Oct. 19 at Joliet Junior College at 4 p.m. before opening the Region IV Division III playoffs at College of DuPage Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 3 p.m.

Triton College Men’s Soccer Team Ends Regular Season 13-1 after Shutting Out Milwaukee


Courtesy of Triton College Athletic Department. 
Photo by Johnny Boston.

The Triton College men’s soccer team now shifts their attention to the playoffs after avenging their only loss of the season in a 3-0 win over Milwaukee Area Technical College Oct. 10 in River Grove.The Trojans finish the regular season with a 13-1 record and earned the top seed and a first-round bye in the Region IV Division III Tournament which begins later on this month. More details on Triton’s road to defend the Region IV title will come soon once the full bracket is officially determined.

The victory over the Stormers was sweet revenge for the Trojans who did not play their best soccer in a 2-0 defeat  at Milwaukee Oct. 5. However, Triton responded after the loss with three-straight shutout wins over Joliet (1-0), Waubonsee (5-0) and Milwaukee to go into the playoffs on a positive note.

Jakub Gurgul (Taft) scored a pair goals to pace the Trojan attack. The freshman leads the team in goals with 10 and is ranked among the top scorers in the nation with 23 points.

Freshman Inal Gamonov (Maine East) continued his great season with two more assists to up his total to 18 on the season. Gamonov is ranked second in the nation in the category.

Valentine Garcia (Foreman) notched his first goal of the year for Triton and Dawid Wisniewski (East Leyden) added an assist.

Goalkeeper Jorge Perez (East Aurora) made four saves, including a terrific diving save to his left off a Milwaukee header to preserve the shutout midway through the second half.


October 13-16: Ravenscroft, A Thinking Person’s Gothic Thriller, A Dark Comedy That is Both Funny and Frightening.

RAVENSCROFT
By Don Nigro

Oct. 13-16, 2011
Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays – 7:30 p.m.
Sundays – 2 p.m

Cox Auditorium, Fine Arts Building,
Room J-108

TICKETS:
$10 students, faculty/staff and seniors
$12 general admission
For more information, call the Theatre Information Line at: (708) 456-0300, Ext. 6932.
http://www.triton.edu/entertainment

Director’s Note:  I was given a copy of Ravenscroft by a student and as luck would have it, I had just finished reading it when I was offered my first directing job here at Triton College. It had struck me on that first read, I described it glowingly to the artistic director here even though I’d only read it once and never seen it, and it quickly & mysteriously appeared at the top of my suggestion list. Frankly, I thought it would be fun and accessible and would prove -well- simple to climb into. After the many challenges of directing and helping shape new adaptations, I was thrilled by a piece that had actually begun its life as a play. I was soon to discover that was its only ‘simple’ element.

It’s described as a psychological drama which is a thinking person’s gothic thriller, a dark comedy that is both funny and frightening. So which is it? Drama or Comedy? Thriller or Mystery or Psycho-drama? The answer to those and many other questions is yes and no, and yes again. To steal from Winston Churchill, it is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. Thus, kudos to Mr. Nigro. I have relished exploring, unwinding, and unearthing all its varied layers with this extraordinary cast, crew and design team but dare not say more for fear of robbing you of its many wonders. Welcome to the world of 1905 in a remote English manor.  We are snowed in, surrounded by snow. YOU are the snow. Enjoy the ride.

Haunted Houses within Screaming Distance

By Camille Severino

What do you think of when you think of October?  Well, if you are like the majority of us you think about Halloween.  Halloween is a wonderful holiday where children run amuck in costumes raiding their neighborhood of its candy supply.  It’s also a time when perfectly normal people pay money to have the crap scared out of them.  For some people, being terrorized is the ultimate form of fun.  If you consider yourself a fan of the frightening read on.  There are a multitude of venues surrounding the Triton College campus that will meet that need.

The Haunted Mansion and Asylum at the Ditka’s Sports Dome located 730 N. Bolingbrook Drive, Bolingbrook, IL.  Bolingbrook’s signature fear factory host’s thirteen rooms “built to hold the souls of [thirteen] of histories most demented people.”  The Haunted Mansion and Asylum’s website boasts “NO WAITING outside”; weather will not be a problem and free parking.  And, with thirteen features lasers, fog machines, strobe lights, air blasters, projectors and sounds, this writer thinks that the theme of thirteen is sure to bring about the perfect amount of bad luck to thrill seeking visitors.  For hours and directions you can visit their website at http://www.ditkasportsdome.com/haunted/about.htm

Next up we have Statesville Haunted Prison.  I don’t know about you but the idea of roaming a prison at night is enough to scare me.  Located at 17250 S. Weber Road in Crest Hill, Illinois this haunted prison has thirty maximum-security cells in which you will encounter 200 of the “most dangerous monsters ever imprisoned.  For information on how to get the Statesville Haunted Prison go to their website at http://www.statesville.org/main.php.

A list of asylums would not be complete without a basement filled with dead people.  The Basement of the Dead at 42 West New York Street in Aurora Illinois has a back-story.  In the late 1920’s Walker Laundry opened at this location.  In 1964, the boiler exploded even though two workers had been continually complaining to management that it needed to be replaced.  Those two workers were maimed and scalded in the explosion and now they are out to seek revenge. BWAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!  If you want to see the scarred remains of Al and Imus check out the Basement of the Dead’s website at http://42fear.com/main.htm.

In Elk Grove Village the Eleventh Hour calls for people to experience fear.  Eleventh hour has been voted the #1 Haunted House and #1 Halloween Even in Illinois by the visitors of HauntedIllinois.com.  Located at 434 East Devon Ave., also known as Berthold’s Garden Center, Eleventh Hour hosts 4 houses titled Eleventh Hour, Creatures of The Corn, The Catacombs and Intensity (with chain reaction).  For more information on this feast of fear visit their website http://www.eleventhhour.info/.

If you’re into more of a “home-made” haunt, the CarnEVIL Of Chaos is hosted by the Brookfield Jaycees, which is the Untied States Junior Chamber.  Don’t let the word “home-made” fool you though.  The Northeast Region and Illinois Jaycees awarded the Brookfield chapter with 2010’s James Lesch Memorial Award for “The Outstanding Scariest Haunted House” prize.  And this award winning house is the least expensive I found.  At only $7 a ticket the CarnEVIL of Chaos will freak out an entire family but won’t murder your bank account.  Directions and other information can be found via their website http://www.brookfieldjaycees.com/.

The prices of the above places vary considerably.  The Basement of The Dead offers a $2 online coupon while the Haunted Mansion and Asylum offers student discounts.  The larger ones also offer group rates.

Space limited this writer’s ability to all the haunted houses offered in Illinois so I tried to keep it to the most local.  Yet, I’m sure there are more local places out there.  If you’ve been these scare factories already and are looking for something new or if you would like to take a little road trip and hit a haunt in the country check out this website http://www.HauntedHouse.com/.  By clicking on the map you will be directed to a grand directory of haunts throughout our state.  If you feel I’ve missed a great house or just have something to say about the one’s that I’ve listed email me at hauntedhouses_5thave@yahoo.com and I’ll have them posted on our new website under this article.