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Volume 115, Issue 57
Pedal to the Metal
Friday, Nov. 12, 2010
Quad falls short in handicap access Julian Tate Contributing Writer
Trojans, 31-3, in the third quarter before mounting a furious comeback, resulting in a 40-31 victory against the eventual Sun Belt Conference champions. The Tigers dropped another game to the Crimson Tide last year, this time in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Louisiana Tech came calling the following week and took a 13-10 lead in to the locker room at halftime. LSU would rally once more to claim a 24-16 win against the Bulldogs. Return to the present. Les Miles’ squad is riding a wave of momentum this time after taking down the defending BCS champion Crimson Tide, but the euphoria that surrounded campus early this week takes a back seat to the focus on the ﬁnal
Students with special needs in graduate assistant Laurie Chancey’s sociology class can’t get to her ofﬁce in Stubbs Hall. Chancey recalled having a student who broke his leg earlier this semester. She tried to accommodate the student by meeting at a different location for the student’s makeup exam, but the student declined. “I was thinking, ‘He could very easily just fall all the way down the stairs because he’s not used to the crutches,’” she said. The student arrived safely in her ofﬁce, but Chancey said it seems against the spirit of the University and the social and political sciences housed in Stubbs Hall not to have accommodations for handicapped students. “It’s slightly ironic,” Chancey said. Research done by students in English instructor Martha Strohschein’s service-learning course has shown that all of the buildings in the Quad, excluding Middleton Library,
ULM, see page 6
ACCESSIBILITY, see page 6
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LSU senior safety Jai Eugene (4) leads LSU onto the field Nov. 6 during the Tigers’ 24-21 win against Alabama in Tiger Stadium. LSU aims to maintain momentum Saturday.
Tigers step out of conference, try to keep momentum going after Alabama win SCOREBOARD WATCH Georgia at No. 2 Auburn 2:30 p.m. on CBS LSU needs Auburn to lose to both Georgia and Alabama (on Nov. 26) in order to reach the SEC title game on Dec. 4. LSU also needs to win out.
Hunt Palmer Sports Contributor
It’s time to turn the page. The No. 5 LSU football team (8-1, 5-1) welcomes Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday for Homecoming. This marks the third consecutive year LSU has stepped out of conference for Homecoming after playing Alabama the previous week. Those Homecoming games haven’t looked too good for LSU in the previous two seasons. Two seasons ago LSU fell in overtime at home when Nick Saban returned to Tiger Stadium, and the Tigers followed that game with a ﬂat performance against Troy. LSU inexplicably fell behind the
University student featured on ‘The Millionaire Matchmaker’ Episode includes ‘Real Housewives’ stars Rachel Warren Staff Writer
When fashion merchandising senior Rachel Svetlecic showed up in New York City at an audition she found on Craigslist, she had no idea she would end up going on a televised date with a reality TV star. Svetlecic said she was in New York this summer because she had an internship with a fashion public relations ﬁrm, but it fell through on her ﬁrst day in the city. “I was determined to stay in New York,” Svetlecic said. “I
wanted to go on auditions, act, model, wait tables, whatever I had to.” Svetlecic said on her third day in the city, she went to a hotel to attend an audition she had found on Craigslist listed under “gigs” and was shocked to ﬁnd that she had stumbled onto the set of the Bravo TV show “The Millionaire Matchmaker.” Before she knew it, Svetlecic ended up on the show. She said once she was screened by production assistants and the employees of “The Millionaire’s Club,” the company featured on the show, she went before the company’s CEO, Patti Stanger, a woman known by viewers for her harsh words and no-nonsense attitude.
“She asked my age, and when I said, ‘21,’ she called me ‘jailbait,’” Svetlecic said. “But she said I was cute and fun, and she thought I was spunky.” That’s where the story gets more interesting — especially to Bravo fans. Svetlecic said the show’s producers told her to show up for another audition the next day. She said when she arrived at the company’s headquarters, she and ﬁve other women were immediately taken by bus to The Brownstone, a New Jersey reception hall owned by a family prominently featured on another Bravo television show, “The Real Housewives of New Jersey.” BRAVO, see page 6
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LSU fashion merchandising senior Rachel Svetlecic laughs Wednesday in the Quad as she recalls her stint on Bravo’s “The Millionaire Matchmaker” this past summer.