Police Reports

26 Oct

Michelle Reilly

News Editor

Trespassing and Underage Consumption of Alcohol on Saturday October 16th @ 1:56 a.m.

The Benedictine University Police responded to a call from the Founders Woods Quad over an underage intoxicated male. The male was reportedly picking fights with the residents while highly intoxicated. When the officers arrived, they identified the male as a 19-year-old non-student, who had sustained facial injuries. The individual became combative and resistant to police officers and was subsequently taken to Edwards Hospital for treatment. He was then arrested for trespassing and underage consumption of alcohol and is currently awaiting a court date.

$2,250 stolen on October 12th @ 11:40 a.m. in Neuzil Hall

On October 12th, a female resident in Neuzil Hall, reported to the police that someone had entered her dorm room and stolen $1,800 in cash around 11:40 a.m. While there appeared to be no forced entry, it looks as though the door had been unlocked. Down the hall, another theft was reported the same day around the same time. Another female resident in Neuzil reported $450 in cash was stolen from her room. Once again, the door room was left unlocked. The Benedictine University Police urge residents to keep your doors locked at all times so these incidents can be prevented.

Students Enjoy Halloween At Six Flags Fright Fest

26 Oct

Jessica Buettner

Staff Writer


Benedictine students enjoy rollercoasters and rides at Six Flags.

This past weekend, some students got the chance to celebrate Halloween a little early by taking a trip to Six Flags Great America. Every fall, Six Flags hosts an event called Fright Fest, which means that the park is open on the weekends during the months of September and October. The park turns into a playground where monsters roam free throughout the night and there are also haunted houses located in different sections of the park. Many students decided to take advantage of this event and came out to Gurnee for a fun-filled day at Great America.

Julianne Tieu, an executive board member of the Intercultural Club, explains how the main goals of the club are to introduce international and domestic students to connect and learn about each other’s culture.

“We believe Six Flags Fright Fest would be an amazing chance to interact as well as show Halloween in a fun way,” said Tieu. “Many international students from around the world have heard of it, but never experienced it.”

The day consisted of many of the students going on the roller coasters and other rides that the park had to offer. Some of the students also got the chance to look at the haunted houses that were scattered throughout the park as well. Matt Lawless, a member of the club, enjoyed himself as he and his friends decided to see what the haunted houses were actually like.


The Intercultural Club enjoys a day at Six Flags.

“The haunted houses varied by theme from one being passed on a massacre to another one being about surviving a zombie apocalypse,” described Lawless.

Even though there were a lot of people there, causing some of the popular rides to have a three hour wait, everyone seemed to enjoy their time at Six Flags.

“Personally, I had a great time getting to know more about some friends and going around the park,” stated Tieu.

Going to Six Flags is one of the many events that intercultural club hosts throughout the year to get students involved to learn more about different cultures.

“The club hosts an event called Chicago Day where several students went downtown and visited the skydeck, the loop and the lake front areas,” Lawless explained. “There’s also a potluck dinner where everyone bring in food from a different culture for other people to try and enjoy for themselves.”

Intercultural club tries their best to let other students be aware of the other cultures that are out there in order to share with them things about the world around them that they may not have known before. Be sure to be on the look out for the other events that the club hosts throughout the year to see how you can be involved.

Men’s Soccer Victorious on Senior Night

26 Oct

Logan Hanson

Sports Editor

The Benedictine Men’s Soccer team defeated Marian on Saturday night for a Senior Night win and eighth conference victory. The win helped the Eagles secure a first round bye in the upcoming NACC Conference Tournament.

“Playing against a three defender system is always a challenge,” said Head Coach Attila Schmidt, “There were definitely some great chances created in this one and I am happy our group was able to come out on top.”

The first half saw an intense defensive battle as neither team could find the back of the net. Although the Eagles were strong offensively, they could not break the Marian defense as the half ended in a 0-0 tie.

The Eagles were more successful in the second half as they were on the board within the first ten minutes off of a penalty kick by Junior Midfielder Nick Kapetanos, his 20th goal of the season. Marian answered with a quick penalty kick of their own to tie the match at one a piece. Kapetanos continued his strong offense during the game however, finding the back of the net three more times to give the Eagles the lopsided victory.

“We played a great game overall. We knew coming into the game that it was a must win in order for us to continue our chances in getting a piece of the regular season conference champions,” said Kapetanos, “We fought very hard until the last second in order to secure the win and to move forward to playing our last game of the regular season.”

The win gave the team their 12th victory of the season, the most in recent school history according to Benueagles.com. With four goals on the night, Kapetanos now leads the team with 23 goals on the season.

The Eagles host Dominican University on Wednesday night at 7 PM at the Lisle Sports Complex in a game to determine the NACC conference champion

Women’s Soccer Shuts down Marian on Senior Day

26 Oct

Logan Hanson

Sports Editor

The Benedictine Women’s Soccer team defeated Marian 5-0 Saturday afternoon at the Lisle Sports Complex. The win marked a Senior Day shutout for the Eagles and a fifth conference victory for the season.

“I am really happy for our two outstanding seniors,” said Head Coach Mike Boland, “We thank them for all they have contributed to this program. We talked all this week about winning on senior day for them, and the team responded to give them that memory.”

The Benedictine Women’s Soccer team plays Marian  Saturday afternoon at the Lisle Sports Complex.

The Benedictine Women’s Soccer team plays Marian Saturday afternoon at the Lisle Sports Complex.

The game was evenly matched in the first half as both offenses were aggressive on the attack. Junior Winger Taylor Pokorny put the Eagles on the board first with a goal with just over ten minutes left in the first half. Porkorny was not done as she hit another goal in the 41st minute off of a corner kick by Junior Forward Danielle Melotte to give the Eagles a 2-0 lead going into the break.

The Eagles broke the game open in the second half as Freshman Forward Ashley Steadman scored just 13 minutes in. Freshman Forward Abbie Graham and Melotte added two more goals in the half to give the Eagles the decisive 5-0 win.

“Playing against Marian is always a fun game for us, they’ve been a good team in the past so we knew it wasn’t going to be easy,” said Pokorny, “Coming away with the win was huge for us and now it’s time to focus on Dominican this Wednesday.”

The Eagles will play their next game at Dominican University on Wednesday at 3 where they look to come away with another conference victory.


Cubs Advance to First World Series Since 1945

26 Oct


Daniel Dalenburg

Staff Writer

photo from fansided.com

photo from fansided.com

On Saturday night, the Chicago Cubs defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0 in game six of the National League Championship Series (NLCS), winning the series 4-2, to advance to the World Series for the first time since 1945. A game six victory for the Cubs was anything but a sure thing as they faced one of baseball’s best pitchers, Clayton Kershaw. The Cubs got on the board early thanks to Third Baseman Kris Bryant’s RBI single in the first and never looked back.

One run was all they needed as MLB ERA leader, Cubs Pitcher Kyle Hendricks, pitched a masterful game, going 7 and 1/3 innings, allowing no runs on 2 hits, and facing the minimum amount of batters.  Mid-season acquisition Aroldis Chapman got the other 5 outs… the last two being a moment that will be remembered by Cubs fans forever.

This game meant much more than just a trip to the World Series.  For Cubs fans everywhere this win was an emotional and celebratory event.  Between fans who have been waiting for this moment literally their whole lives, those who dedicated the win to a deceased Cubs fan, or those who were alive in 1945, the last time the Cubs made the World Series, this win meant everything.

Today on ESPN 1000 radio show, “Kap and Company”, host David Kaplan described a scene in Wrigley, where fans were crying tears of joy hugging everyone around them, which perfectly displays why this win was “bigger than baseball.”  The scene outside of Wrigley was equally amazing, where fans flooded the streets to celebrate the Cubs huge feat.

While Chicago definitely celebrated the Cubs advancement to the World Series to the fullest, the team knows there is still work to be done.  During post-game interviews the common theme among Cubs players was that they still had to focus on getting four more wins in the World Series.  Chicago went insane when the Cubs advanced to the World Series for the first time since 1945, can you imagine if they win the World Series for the first time since 1908?  The journey is not over yet.  Bring on the Indians.


5 Fun Girl DIY Costume Ideas

26 Oct

Kaitlynn Wolfgram

Web Editor

This Halloween, forget the stores and get creative with DIY costumes!  Stores can be expensive; the costumes below are sure way not to break your bank this year.

  1. The Simple Cat – Nothings more classic than a black cat for Halloween.
  • Black leggings
  • Cute black shirt
  • Cute cat ears (you can get these at Forever 21 for less than $5.00)
  • Black makeup


costume from showmecute.com

costume from showmecute.com

2.  Tom Cruise and Risky Business – A fun and cute costume that you can do with stuff around your house.

  • White button down
  • Long white socks
  • A sweet pair of shades
picture from coffeelightandsweet.com

picture from coffeelightandsweet.com

  1. Greek Goddess – Dazzle your friends with this vibrant costume with gold accents
  • White bed sheet
  • A piece of robe to tie around your waist
  • Some fun gold jewelry
  • A gold headband
image from uncommondesignsonline.com

image from uncommondesignsonline.com

  1. Rosie the Riveter – Grab your favorite red bandana and show of your strong muscles with this great costume.
  • Blue jeans
  • Denim shirt
  • Red headband
  • Red lipstick
image from ryanezamorabeauty.wordpress.com

image from ryanezamorabeauty.wordpress.com

Miley Cyrus – Come in like a wrecking ball with this head turning costume.

  • Red lipstick
  • Teddy bear
  • White tank top or shirt
  • Gold chain
  • Put your hair into two buns
picture from pintrest.com

picture from pintrest.com

Kylie Jenner’s New Burgundy Kyshadow Palette

26 Oct

Scene Editor

Jacqueline Gorrpicture1

Kylie keeps her cosmetic line growing

On October 20, 2016 Kylie Jenner released her second eyeshadow palette. This one is called the burgundy palette and it retails for $42. It sold out in five minutes and it is unknown when the next restock will be. Kylie’s first palette was the bronze palette and it was just as successful as this one. The burgundy palette differs from the bronze palette because the burgundy palette has three crème metallic shadows. Those shadows are called Dubai, New York and LA. She names them after her favorite cities. The rest of the shadows are called Almond, Beach, Naked, Penny, Burgundy and Brick. These colors are very warm colors and will be perfect for your fall makeup look. These shadows are very pigmented which means you don’t have to use a lot of product at once so it will last a long time. All of the colors tend to blend together very well and you can use all of the colors at once. If you want to get the most use out of the palette there are video tutorials by Kylie or other makeup artists that show how to use every color at once or  you can simply use a couple at a time. According to YouTube star Jeffery Star, “this palette is great and the formula is amazing.” Kylie always restocks her cosmetics and the best way to find out when she will be doing that is by following her on snapchat or downloading her app. If you’re looking for a perfect fall look, the burgundy palette is for you.