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A-State squares off against South Alabama. The Red Wolves defeated USA 17-7 at Saturday’s Homecoming game.
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A-State hosts inaugural Southern Feminism Conference KIRSTEN LARRISON STAFF WRITER
The Women and Gender Studies group at Arkansas State University hosted an interdisciplinary conference, “Southern Feminism,” Thursday evening, Friday and Saturday. The inaugural conference began with a keynote address from Dr. Susan Bordo, a gender and
women’s studies professor at the University of Kentucky. Bordo’s lecture was part of the university’s Lecture-Concert Series. The speech, titled “Hillary, Feminism, and Me: Why ‘Baby-Boomers’ and ‘Millennials’ Need to Start Talking to Each Other,” outlined the struggles that both Bordo and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton faced as women in an
A-State alumni donate $1M to the College of Business A-STATE HERALD STAFF REPORT
Two A-State alums recently gifted the College of Business with its largest single endowment in the university’s history. The university announced Thursday the designation of $1 million to the College of Business by Charles and Kay Luter, two former students and supporters of A-State. Among the various provisions of the donation is $250,000 for the largest single scholarship endowment for the college. “The impact (the scholarship endowment) has to help our students afford college and have those opportunities is something that will change lives forever,” said Dr. Shane Hunt, dean of the College of Business. “There is no one who cares more for this university, about the future, and the opportunities our students are going to have than Charles and Kay.” Charles attributes much of the couples’ success in life to A-State. “I’ve always been an advocate that if you are bringing these students on campus from all over
Arkansas, other states and other countries, the university should be able to get those instructors to give those students the best education they can get,” Charles said. “I’ve always been connected to Arkansas State in one way or another,” Kay added. “I always wanted to be a teacher, and Arkansas State gave me the opportunity to do that. And then I became a teacher here.” According to Charles, he and Kay wanted to provide assistance to the students and teachers who need it most. “Maybe this gift will bring that instructor to campus that can change the lives of these students,” Charles stated. “More people that are able and willing to give back to the university help to support the infrastructure of students and faculty which means you don’t have to call on students for additional money. We want to give back to Arkansas State University with hope that individuals can accomplish some things and maybe they can give back, too.” In addition to the scholarship commitment, another $250,000 each will go toward the Charles Luter, 4A
oppressive society. “No matter how you define it, I am a Baby-Boomer,” Bordo said. “I am basically the same age as Hillary Clinton, her husband, and Donald Trump. Like many others born roughly the same time, my life was profoundly affected by both the gender restrictions of the social revolutions that took place in the late ‘60s and
early ‘70s, especially feminism, which we used to call ‘women’s liberation’.” Bordo discussed the current societal view of Clinton and how it has changed over the years. “It’s no shocker that if your memory only goes back as far as the last eight or 10 years or less,” Bordo said. “Earlier attacks on Hillary, besides those focused
on her feminism and headbands, centered around what was seen as her ostentatious virtue and moral superiority. She was seen as overly ambitious in her quest for moral justice and reform.” Bordo argued that the current view of Clinton is a reflection of society’s ability to pigeonhole women into archetypes to fit a narrative that is out of character
for the individual. For Bordo, it is essential to communicate with older generations to educate each other. “When it comes to Hillary hatred, it’s never just about policies,” Bordo said. “I respect criticism of her positions, but I think among many people who did not support Hillary, that it’s not just about policies. I’ve come to realSouthern Feminism, 4A
Howlin’ for a cause
NEIL WILLIAMS | PHOTO EDITOR Howl wears his sunglasses at night with the Naked Guys in the early hours of Saturday’s Homecoming game. The Naked Guys bared their breasts for a cause this time, sporting pink paint in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Red Wolves went on to defeat South Alabama 17-7, extending their SBC winning streak to 11 straight with a 2-0 in conference play.
Frey 1 of 8 selected by UCA presidential search committee EMMA WILLIAMS EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
An A-State administrator is in the running to be the next president of the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. Len Frey, vice chancellor for finance and administration at A-State, is among eight candidates vying for the position. UCA released the names Thursday per an Arkansas Freedom of Information Act request filed by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
Frey told the Jonesboro Sun Friday that while he loves ASU and his current work, the UCA opening is a chance for him to pursue his lifelong dream. “It’s no secret that my goal is to be a university president,” Frey said. “I have a great deal of respect for UCA and the Conway area.” Frey has served as vice chancellor since July 2012. He also served as chairman of the Department of Management and Marketing from 2000 to 2005. In 2005, Frey, who holds a doctorate in business administration from the University of
Memphis, was appointed dean of ASU’s College of Business. Other candidates for the UCA position are: Kevin Bailey, vice president for student affairs, University of West Florida; Houston Davis, interim president of Kennesaw State University, Georgia; Nagi Naganathan, professor and dean of engineering, University of Toledo, Ohio; Darrell F. Parker, dean and professor of economics, College of Business, Western Carolina University, North Carolina; Charles Patterson, interim president of Georgia Southwestern State University; Dennis
Shields, chancellor, University of Wisconsin-Platteville; and Doris Tegart, interim president at Bellarmine University, Kentucky The final eight were selected from a pool of 37 applicants. According to Christina Madsen, UCA spokesperson, the committee will continue to review applications until the position is filled. “We’re moving forward with interviews next week,” Madsen said. The current president, Tom Courtway, has indicated that he hopes to leave the position in December but that he will honor his contract and Frey, 4A
Combined college name finalized pending approval by Board of Trustees A-STATE HERALD STAFF REPORT
A-State’s recently-combined colleges will soon operate under a new name. University officials announced Saturday the newly-formed college will be known as the “College of Liberal Arts and Communication.” “I recognize this is important to all members of the college,” said Dr. Carl Cates, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Communication. “I appreciate the assistance and support
of the department heads, faculty, staff, students and alumni in this process.” Cates announced the name to faculty, staff and guests at the college’s tailgate event prior to Saturday’s Homecoming game. The naming will be made official pending formal approval from the ASU Board of Trustees. The College of Liberal Arts and Communication will include academic departments in fine arts, humanities, social sciences, media and communica-
tion. The selection process included two open response periods, with the first being an open call for suggestions and the second a call for ranking. “Liberal Arts and Communication” drew the greatest support. Cates thanked Dr. William McLean, associate professor of political science, for managing the survey tools and confirming the summary results of the ranking survey, and also thanked the selection review committee,
which was composed of faculty from every department and representation from staff, students and alumni. The committee reviewed suggestions from the public then narrowed the list to five possible names for ranking. The ranking process, in which more than 500 people participated, resulted in 58.2% responding to the option of “Liberal Arts and Communication” as their first or second choice. This result, along with the
second-ranked suggestion (Arts and Humanities) was forwarded to the department and unit heads based on the response from the committee. Seven supported CLAC, two supported sending both, two supported CAH, three supported neither, and one wanted to continue the temporary name of LiberalArts. The committee included faculty members Dr. Richard Burns, English, Philosophy And World Languages; Joe Ford, Art and Design; Dr. Bruce Faske, Music;
Dr. Cherisse Jones Branch, History; Jeff McLaughlin, Theatre; Dr. Lillie Fears, Media; Shaina Nicholson, Communication Studies; Dr. Richard Wang, Political Science; and Dr. Mary Donaghy, Criminology, Sociology and Geography. Students Emma Watkins, Ryan Smith and Bethany Gallimore along with alumni Charlotte Bradbury, Bill Evans and Steven Rockwell also participated, as well as staff member Beth Robison.
Opinion: Renter Concerns, 2A News: Campus Crime, 3A #Life: The Circle, 3B Photo: Homecoming Week, 4B
Don’t Sign a Lease
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Trump’s War on Millenials
Loopholes in renter’s laws may leave The Republican presidential nominee students, low-income tenants helpless may be waging war on more than ISIS REAGAN WILLIAMS this election season. OPINION COLUMNIST
Reagan Williams is a junior political science and Spanish double major of Jonesboro. “Don’t sign a lease.” In a state with several colleges and universities and a high level of low-to-medium income citizens, it seems like ridiculous advice. Unfortunately, the legal landscape in Arkansas creates detrimental disadvantages for everyday people trying to rent property – disadvantages that could lock them into financial ruin. In 1972, the federal government created the Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act (URLTA), which provided guidelines for states to adopt in regards to the rights of tenants. The law intended to provide tenants with basic habitability protections such as; running hot water, heat, lockable doors
and windows, a working toilet, and a lack of pests. While multiple states have passed the legislation in whole, Arkansas signed on to only parts of the law – the parts that outline landlord protections. Despite the fact that every other state includes these protections, Arkansas refuses to sign the habitability requirements into law. Basically, if you sign a lease, you are assuming all the responsibility for repairing damages to the property and gambling with the possibility that you’ll end up paying out a lease on an unlivable space.
“Unfortunately, renter’s laws are yet another way that college students and low-income citizens in Arkansas are being uniquely exploited.” - Reagan Williams Furthermore, the tenant laws in Arkansas add a provision that has real implications for many tenants forced into positions of financial submission: renters cannot stop paying rent at any time, for any reason. While refusing rent in protest of unlivable conditions is the traditional mechanism for ensuring a reasonable contract between tenants and landlords,
it is completely removed by the Arkansas state legislation. Baker Weilert, a graduate student in communication studies at Arkansas State University, experienced this firsthand after renting a property in Jonesboro during his undergraduate college years. After his roof fell in during the winter season, he was expected to have anticipated the damage before it happened or repair it. When it rained, more than two feet of water would sometimes accumulate on the floor of his bedroom, and when it snowed, it was impossible to keep the room at a safe temperature. Although he was forced to find couches to crash on every night to avoid freezing, he still had to pay rent. Unfortunately, renter’s laws are yet another way that college students and low-income citizens in Arkansas are being uniquely exploited. The legal rights of tenants are completely stripped away when they sign a lease. This not only harms their wallets and their ability to control their own living conditions, but also creates a societal hierarchical structure that diminishes the ability to create and ensure equitable contracts that benefit both landlords and consumers.
CHRISTOPHER HOOKS OPINION COLUMNIST
A calling card of Donald Trump’s campaign has been eschewing the status quo and maintaining the element of not being “politically correct.” Trump, since declaring a bid for the White House, has been a wrecking ball that is eviscerating the Republican Party. Trump’s rallies probably resemble the infamous rallies of Hitler at Nuremburg. Trump sputters promises that are ostensible at best, yet his followers are so devout they do not try to find substance in what he says, they just follow along because it is music to their ears. If a brave soul openly opposes Trump at his rallies, they are subject to verbal and possibly physical abuse. These rallies do not sound democratic and civil do they? First Amendment, anyone? There is a deeper problem. These rallies have been waging war on the social welfare of minority children in this country. In April, the Southern Poverty Law Center issued a report titled, “The Trump Effect: The Impact of the Presidential Campaign on our Nation’s Schools.” The report said the Trump campaign is producing an “alarming amount of fear and anxiety among children of color, and inflaming racial and ethnic tension in the classroom.” When Trump castigates Mexicans as rapists and drug lords and Muslims as terrorists, that unfair social stratification trickles down into elementary schools. According to the report, 40 percent of elementary school teachers are hesitant to talk about the election in their class-
rooms. Sadly, but it seems like a smart move on their part. These teachers are scared of inflaming an already toxic topic. Young children hear Trump talk, they hear him classify minority groups using derogatory language, and then they associate their minority classmates with those things. It is unfair, and it inhibits those minority students from a stable learning environment. In many schools across America, the word “Trump” is synonymous with taunting or racial epithets that are used to gang up on and intimidate minorities. Muslim children have had it very difficult as numerous schoolteachers have been reported saying their Muslim students have been called terrorists, ISIS, and “bombers.” While these are cruel acts
“Young children hear Trump talk, they hear him classify minority groups using derogatory language, and then they associate their minority classmates with those things.” - Christopher Hooks that should be reprimanded, we should come to the realization that this is not a problem, but rather a symptom of a problem. The problem is the Wallacesque rhetoric that spews from Trump’s mouth. He is a phenomenon in the political arena, yet we must come to terms with the fact that substance outweighs bravado. I see many reasons why people would support Trump. He is something different and he is not a member of a political dynasty.
Christopher Hooks is a senior business administration major of Stuttgart. People want a change. Washington is in need of reform. However, Trump is creating a rift in the very foundation of what makes America so great and unique. As a nation, the United States has been known for its diversity, the great big melting pot. This has been the strength of this country for a long time; our ability of many cultures to co-exist and thrive together. Trump is a catalyst for driving different groups of people against each other in this country. Racial tension is arguably as high as it has been since the days of Martin Luther King Jr. It is even evident at the elementary school level, which shows how serious of a problem Trump has caused. If young kids are already developing racist thoughts at that age, then how bad will they be as they grow older? The damage Trump has caused in this regard will take years to mend. Promoting bigotry and a “my way or the highway” attitude are just two of the attributes that make Trump unfit to hold the most powerful office in the world.
In the Oct. 12 article titled “Stand With Us,” The Herald incorrectly identified Chocoletta Simpson. Simpson acts as Affirmative Action/Title IX Coordinator for the university. In the Oct. 12 article titled “Keller project to receive state assistance,” the Sept. 7 press release should have been attributed to the Keller project. The Herald regrets these errors.
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CAMPUS CRIME REPORTER
Campus Crime is compiled from weekly reports from the University Police Departmental logs. Oct. 11, 2016 10:07 a.m.—While patrolling at Arkansas Hall, Officer Tracy Fleetwood noticed a car parked with both front doors open and a bicycle next to it. Taking into consideration the recent thefts on campus and thinking it seemed out of place, she approached the vehicle and made contact with 22-year-old Benson Blackshare, who was in the front passenger seat. Blackshare exited the car and said he was waiting on his friend, the owner of the vehicle, to arrive. Since Blackshare was on active probation for theft of property, Officer Fleetwood searched Blackshare’s person and the passenger area of the car where he was sitting. She found a glass pipe containing liquid, a butane tank with an igniter, and another pipe used to smoke hash oil. The owner of the vehicle, 18-year-old River Chism, arrived during the search and appeared very nervous when he saw Blackshare being placed under arrest. A full search of the vehicle revealed a 9mm pistol, a 12-gauge shotgun, ammunition for both guns, and an empty bottle of strawberry vodka, all belonging to Chism. Chism was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm on school property and minor in possession of alcohol. Blackshare was arrested for possession of a controlled substance; and both students were charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and were referred to Student Conduct. Oct. 11, 2016 10:25 p.m.—Officer Keith Gilliam responded to a complaint of a loud party at Red Wolf Den Building 3. Hearing loud music coming from
the apartment, he knocked on the door, and a 21-year-old male student answered. At that point, Gilliam could smell marijuana coming from inside. Once inside the apartment, Gilliam noticed there were several other students inside and observed countless bottles of alcohol in the kitchen. He asked the students if they were aware that the possession of alcohol was in violation of university policy. Gilliam then instructed two students to pour out all the alcohol down the drain. He watched as they grabbed bottles from the countertop, upper cabinets, freezer, and on top of the refrigerator to pour them out. All students involved were referred to Student Conduct for a drug and alcohol violation. Oct. 12, 2016 12:39 a.m.—Two hours later, Officer Keith Gilliam was patrolling near Arkansas Hall and noticed a white Ford truck parked in a fire zone. Gilliam made contact with the owner, an 18-year-old male student, and informed him that he was parked in a fire zone. The student explained that he was in a hurry to park since he was going to get up early to go hunting with a friend. Gilliam also confronted the student about the empty beer cans he had noticed in the back of the truck. The student said he was sorry and forgot they were there. He also admitted to having beer inside a cooler in the truck. Gilliam warned the student about the consequences of a minor in possession charge and made him pour out the alcohol. The student was also given a warning for parking in a fire zone and was referred to Student Conduct for the alcohol violation. Oct. 13, 2016 7:55 p.m.—Just before “Yell Like Hell,” an individual driving on University Loop became agitated when he met the roadblock that was set up Campus Crime, 4A
Homecoming Court Crowned
COURTESY OF A-STATE Hannah Aldridge and John Hakenewerth were elected Homecoming Queen and King prior to Saturday’s game. Aldridge, a junior nutritional sciences/dietetics major of Jonesboro, was nominated by Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. Hakenewerth, a junior public relations/advertising major also of Jonesboro, was nominated by Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority. Aldridge and Hakenewerth were joined on the court by: Hanna Dailey, senior mid-level education major of Jonesboro; Emma Hoggard, junior strategic communications major of Jonesboro; Erin Langley, senior biological sciences major of Beebe; Emilee Taylor, senior Spanish major of Jonesboro; Jacob Carter, senior biological sciences major of Jonesboro; Dakota Galban, senior strategic communications major of Searcy; Jared Gowen, senior biological sciences major of Garner; and Kyle Moore, senior wildlife, fisheries, and conservation major of Cabot.
Second A-State football player quits during 2016 season EMMA WILLIAMS EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
The Red Wolves have lost another football player for the season. A-State officials confirmed Saturday the departure of senior free safety Bo Sentimore from the football team. According to head coach Blake Anderson, Sentimore gave notice the middle of the week prior to Saturday’s game and is not expected to return.
“Bo walked away from the team a couple of days ago on his own,” Anderson said. Anderson said Sentimore had been informed that senior Money Hunter would start over him against the Jaguars. Hunter had also started over Sentimore against Utah State on Sept. 16. “We gave him an opportunity to come in and come back to the team, and for whatever reason he just felt like he was ready to step away,” Anderson said.
Anderson was not sure if losing the starting job had led to Sentimore quitting. “You’d have to ask him that, I really don’t know,” Anderson said. “I discouraged him from doing it, and gave him an opportunity to come back to the team, and he chose not to.” The Laurel, Mississippi, native was ninth on the team in total tackles with 19, including eight solo and 11 assisted, before Saturday night’s game. Sentimore started the first Sentimore, 4A
COURTESY OF A-STATE
Simpson family honored with theater naming A-STATE HERALD STAFF REPORT
Two faculty members with a combined 64 years of service to A-State were recently honored with a unique dedication. Bob and Molly Simpson, who have given most of their professional career in service to theatre arts education at Arkansas State University, were honored Oct. 7 with the dedication of “The Simpson Theatre,” newly named
in their honor. The ASU Board of Trustees finalized the rededication Sept. 23. Per the motion, the black box experimental teaching theatre in the Fowler Center was renamed in recognition of the Simpsons’ distinguished service and support of the university. Family and close friends gathered for remarks and the unveiling prior to the opening night performance of A-State Theatre’s first
production of the 2016-17 season. “Bob and Molly Simpson are respected leaders in the community, advocates of higher education, and have touched the lives of countless students and colleagues,” the Board of Trustees resolution stated. The resolution recognizing the couple’s professional career noted several achievements. Bob was a faculty member for 36 Simpson, 4A
Southern Feminism, Continued ize that many younger feminists just don’t see the Hillary that I see.” Bordo also shared how she dropped out of college because the school pulled her scholarship, telling her they needed the money to keep a young boy from being drafted to Vietnam. “Hillary was different in that she was not afraid to stand up to the men and think that she deserved the chance to be educated as well,” Bordo said. At the time, Bordo said, she didn’t realize that she deserved it too. Meanwhile, on Friday and Saturday women and men from several southern states talked about feminism. Several instructors and faculty members from A-State were able to present at the conference, including Carmen Williams,
instructor of English; Dr. Amy Pearce, professor of psychology; Dr. Anne Grippo, associate dean of undergraduate programs and professor of biology; Dr. Steve Weimer, assistant professor of philosophy; Dr. Kate Krueger, associate professor of English and Women and Gender Studies Program Coordinator; and Ryan Smith, a graduate assistant in the history department. “It’s important to talk about women’s issues,” Smith said. “I think the conference points to a diversity of thought, experience, and narratives of women in the South, and it breaks down the idea that southern women are one thing.” The conference was organized in part by A-State’s Women and Gender Studies Program. According to Dr. Michele Merritt, assistant professor of philosophy
and conference organizer, the conference was engineered to explore issues of feminist theory and practice as they occur particularly in the Southern regions of the U.S. “The idea is that feminism is not a monolith - it means different things to different people, depending on context,” Merritt said. “One of those contexts is the geographical location, which in turn helps to shape the cultural atmosphere.” The conference was sponsored by the Greenfield Lecture Endowment, Lecture Concert Series, Multicultural Center, College of Nursing and Health Professions, College of Liberal Arts, Department of History, Department of English, Philosophy, and World Languages, and Arkansas Court-Appointed Special Advocates.
same opportunities they had so they can see and dream and live a life they could have never imagined,” said Dr. Charles Welch, president of the ASU System. “This gift is a great source of pride for us,” continued Hunt. “On behalf of every faculty member, every staff member and every student in Arkansas State University’s College of Business, I want to say ‘thank you’ to Charles and Kay,” Hunt said. “They have made our college forever better and we are forever in debt for what they have done.” Charles earned a business administration degree from A-State in 1966 and Kay received her bachelor’s degree in education in 1965 before completing a master’s degree in 1978. Both have continued to remain close to their alma mater through
their support beginning with 1924 Sustaining Life membership in the Alumni Association. While at A-State, Charles served as the vice president of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity and a member of the Student Government Association. A tremendous supporter of Red Wolves athletics, he has also worked as president of the Indian Club (now known as the Red Wolves Foundation), the fundraising arm of A-State athletics. This is not the first large donation from the family. In 2008, the Luters made a donation of $400,000 for an enhanced athletic academic facility that houses computer labs, study areas, tutorial rooms and staff. That facility is known as the Charles F. Luter Family Academic Success Center.
las Wednesday and Thursday to interview semifinalists, including Frey. The committee plans to narrow the total to three or four. The final candidates will visit UCA’s Conway campus during the week of Oct. 24 to interview individually with the board of trustees, faculty,
students and others, including community members. The final decision is up to the board. The selection process if the effort of Parker Executive Search, of Atlanta. The $82,500 contract was funded by the UCA Foundation, the university’s fundraising arm.
Luter, Continued and Kay Luter Endowed Professorships—one in finance and one in strategic management. The endowed professorship in management is the first for the College of Business. “Endowed professorships give us the opportunity to honor those faculty members whose commitment to student success exemplifies the very best in higher education,” Hunt said. A $100,000 portion is earmarked for building improvements and the remaining $150,000 will go the A-State Student Investment Fund to help students studying finance and banking utilize hands-on experience. “Now, that they are in a position to give back to the university and they want other young people from the region to have the
Frey, Continued stay through June if necessary. Courtway, who announced his decision to step down in Dec. 2015, will be transitioning to teach in the UCA College of Business. According to Kelley Erstine, UCA’s chief of staff and campus liaison, the search committee will gather in Dal-
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Campus Crime, Continued by UPD for the safety of those attending the homecoming festivities. The 20-year-old male student approached the roadblock with his window down and yelled, “what the f--- is going on,” to Officer Traci Simpson. The student was trying to get to a fraternity house on the oth-
er side of the roadblock. “I wasn’t told about any of this s---,” he continued. “I need to go home. Get this f---ing stuff out of my way,” the student demanded. After Officer Simpson told him that they could not move the roadblock for him, the student started to back up and almost hit the vehicle behind him. As he maneuvered his car to
turn around, he hit five traffic cones marked with yellow caution tape. Officer Simpson tried to stop the hooligan, but the disorderly student shouted some more expletives as he sped away from the scene. The student was later identified and was referred to Student Conduct for review of the incident.
years, and his wife Molly served on faculty for 28 years. They elected to retire from the university this year. Bob was technical director and director of theatre before becoming department chair. For the past two years, he also served
as director of Fowler Center. Molly, who was involved with 92 productions, was instrumental in starting the Summer Children’s Theatre program, which enjoyed its 23rd season this year. The Simpsons were involved
in over 260 theater productions. Both were instrumental in the A-State Theatre’s transition to new quarters in Fowler Center, which opened in 2001, and with formation and direction of the A-State Theatre Guild, a support organization.
two games at free safety before suffering a season-ending ankle injury in 2015. This was his second year with A-State. Sentimore is the second ASU defensive player to quit in the last three weeks. Anderson announced Sept. 28 the departure of Robert Mondie, a senior
transfer from Alabama-Birmingham who received a sixth year of eligibility from the NCAA for the season. Like Sentimore, Mondie also suffered a severe ankle injury in the 2015 season. Anderson wished both players well, and said he will try to
help Sentimore with his future in any way that he can. “We’re going to hope that he gets his degree in December,” Anderson said. “I wish him the best moving forward, but he just, at this point, was ready to walk away from the team.”
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Red Wolves roll pass South Alabama behind a stout defensive effort, now 2-0 in conference play
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A-State linebacker Quanterio Heath squares off against South Alabama offensive lineman De’Arius Young. The Red Wolves defeated USA 17-7 at Saturday’s Homecoming game. A-State stormed pass University of South Alabama (USA) behind their best defensive outing of the year, 17-7, on Saturday night at Centennial Bank Stadium. The Red Wolves extended their SBC winning
streak to 11 straight and are now 2-0 in conference play. “I’m fired up about the win,” A-State head coach Blake Anderson said. “I don’t think it was an attractive win because it certainly was a defensive battle, but
our defense stepped up huge. The turnover for a touchdown could not have come at a better time and I loved just being able to send the extra-point team out there and not worry about having a red zone series on offense.”
A-State started the game at their own 25 yard line, and was able to get just about anything they wanted on the opening possession. A 10-yard Warren Wand rush and a 13-yard Justice Hansen pass completion powered the Red Wolves down the field to the 20 yard line. A-State lost their luster once they got in the red-zone, however, and had to kick a field goal. J.D. Houston, who has been reliable all year, whiffed on a 32-yard field goal wide and to the left, to keep the score at 0-0. A-State again was able to move the ball down the field on their ensuing possession, but just like the first drive, ultimately shot themselves in the foot. The Red Wolves were powered by two double-digit yardage Wand rushes and a 15 yards Hansen to Blake Mack pass. Hansen, however, threw his first interception of the game at the USA 31. The Red Wolves and Jaguars were tied at the end of the first quarter. \USA began the second quarter with the ball near midfield, and the A-State defense began to shine. Five plays into the quarter, the Red Wolves forced a fumble. USA QB
Cole Garvin completed a pass to Kevin Kutchera, but it was forced out for a fumble by Chris Humes. Humes scooped and scored a 60-yard touchdown to put A-State up 7-0 just over two minutes into the second quarter. The Red Wolves scored their final touchdown of the game on their ensuing offensive possession. A-State started at their own 29 yard line and marched all the way down the field powered by 44 total yards of offense by Hansen. Johnston White punched it in from 14 yards out to put the Red Wolves up 14-0. A-State scored their last points of the game off a 25-yard Houston field goal with 4:22 to go in the third quarter. Despite dominating the Jaguars offense all game, the Red Wolves loosened the rope midway through the fourth quarter and allowed a score. South Alabama began the drive with their backs to the end zone, and was able to matriculate the ball down the field. After a couple rushing plays that went nowhere, the Jaguars drew up a pass play on third down. Dallas Davis, one of two quarterbacks Saturday night, found the Jags No. 1 receiver Gerald
Everett for a gain of 76 yards. Xavier Johnson punched it in from 2 yards out to give the Jaguars 7 points. The Red Wolves dominated the line of scrimmage all game, holding USA to 61 yards of rushing, while picking up 204 yards of their own, for a + 137 in rushing yards. Total, the Red Wolves held South Alabama to just 255 yards of total offense. “That was a huge win for us,” A-State assistant head coach/ cornerbacks coach Trooper Taylor said. “We thought the guys played really hard. We have some mistakes and things we want to clear up. We really felt like we’re getting closer to putting a complete game together on offense and defense.” The Red Wolves will now head into a bye week before closing out their home-stand. A-State is one of the only three remaining Sun Belt teams undefeated in conference play. Troy sits atop the conference with a 3-0 record, while A-State and App State, who the Red Wolves do not play this year, both come in at 2-0. The Red Wolves will play host to 1-2 Louisiana Monroe on Oct, 29 at 6 p.m. The game can be seen on WatchESPN.
Red Wolves sweep weekend road swing A-State now 7-1, atop the division conference
CADE CARLTON SPORTS EDITOR
A-State volleyball swept their weekend twin bill in Louisiana, sweeping ULL 3-0 (25-22, 25-16, 25-19) and ULM (25-11, 25-15, 25-14). A-State began play Friday with a backhand forth set on. The Red Wolves jumped out to a lead midway through the set at 17-12, but ULL quickly stormed back, to get to within 19-`17. A-State, off of Carlisa May’s dominant performance, went up 23-19, but ULL was not done. The Cajuns went on a 4-0 run to even things up at 23-23. The Red Wolves responded after the timeout with a Brentlee Weaver kill, followed up by a service error, and took set one 25-23. The Cajuns took the momentum garnered from set one and quickly jumped out to a 5-32 lead. A-State, however, ignited a rally of their own,
and scored eight out of the games next 10 points. The Red Wolves continued to punch on ULL, and upped the deficit to 21-13 to one point. ULL scored, but never posed much of a threat in the sets final points, and the Red Wolves took set two. After the intermission, A-State was ready to end the game, as they jumped out to 9-3 lead and never really looked back. Once again, May led the team in kills with 17 on a .389 hitting percentage, while Mallory Warrington posted a team high eighth doubledouble of the year with 47 assists and 11 digs. On Sunday, the Warhawks were no match for A-State, and the Red Wolves pounced on them from the jump. The Red Wolves jumped out to an 18-11 lead, and ended scoring the last seven points of the set. ULM awoke in the second set, and provided a little more competition for A-State, but
the Red Wolves led the entire way. ULM was to within 1611 midway through the set, but A-State outscored the Warhawks 9-4 to close out the set, and go into intermission up 2-0. The Warhawks again provided the Red Wolves with a challenge in the third set, battling to a 7-7 tie with A-State. That was all ULM was able to muster, however, as A-State went on a 7-2 run and never looked back. A-State held ULM to just a .052 hitting percentage, and countered with a .290 percentage of their own. May again led the team with 12 kills. “This was a total team win today,” A-State head volleyball coach David Rehr said. “We were solid in all aspects of the game and really played well. We’re ready to come back home for three straight matches in the Convocation Center.”
With the wins this weekend, A-State is now 7-1 in SBC play, and sits atop their division. Texas State is in second place in the West with a 6-1 mark. On the other side, newcomer Costal Carolina leads the East with a 6-1 mark, while Georgia Southern follows with a 4-2 record. After the matches this weekend, Warrington was named the Sun Belt’s Setter of the Week for the seventh time in eight weeks. Warrington finished the weekend with a .335 hitting percentage and 79 assists. The Red Wolves will now
turn their attention to a homestand vs South Alabama, Troy and Little Rock this weekend. The Jaguars currently sit at 12-8 (3-4) on the year. This will be the only time A-State and South Alabama match up in the regular season. After a sluggish start in SBC play, the Jaguars have reeled off three straight games to move to 3-4 and get back in contention. After a date with the Jaguars, the Red Wolves will turn their attention to Troy. The Trojans are a cellar dweller in the SBC, with a record of 6-18 (0-7). Like
South Alabama, this will be the first and only time they play A-State in regular season action. Troy has not won a game since they defeated Savannah State on Sept. 10. A-State will conclude their home-stand with a match-up vs. in-state rival UALR. ]The Trojans currently sit at 8-13 (4-4). This will be the first of two meetings between these teams, with the second occurring on Nov. 1. The Trojans swept the weekend in Louisiana after going 0-2 last weekend in Texas. All three home games are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.
Weekend Preview: Women’s Rugby
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COURTESY OF A-STATE A-State’s Michelle Allen makes a grab for the ball with assistance from her teammates during their Jan. 2016 game against LSU. A-State’s Women’s Rugby Club will face off against the University of Tennessee in Knoxville Saturday for their fall 2016 opener. Kickoff is scheduled for 2 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 19, 2016
Stingy Jack O’ Lantern, the history of pumpkin carving NIKKI LOGAN #LIFE EDITOR
PHOTO COURTESY OF PUMPKINHOLLOW.COM A “scare actor” gears up for a night of frights at Horror in the Hollow.
Thrills and chills ensue at local haunted house attractions RACHEL MOORE #LIFE COLUMNIST
With the release of Starbuck’s famous pumpkin spice latte, it’s clear that Halloween is right around the corner. The Halloween season is a time for scary movies and, if you’re brave enough, haunted houses. In Jonesboro, there is one prominent haunted house that has ruled the local scene for 11 years, and that’s Scared City. Established back in 2005, Scared City prides itself on being the scariest haunted house in town. Every year Scared City sees hundreds of guests from all over the state. Unlike some of the other haunted houses, Scared City’s scare actors -those are the people covered in blood chasing you -- have to go through an audition process before being chosen. Some of the actors do their own makeup, but the company does have its own makeup artist, Victoria Vickers, on hand to show them how to do it. Scared City has five separate haunted house attractions – the Main House, Slaughter Shed, Neon Demon 3-D Funhouse, Last Ride coffin simulator, and a new kid-friendly Haunted Mansion. The Main House and
Slaughter Shed are known for being the scarier of the haunted house options. Guests are broken up into groups and guided through dark, terrifying scenes and chased by actors. For those who can’t handle the intensity of the Slaughter Shed or Main House, the Neon Demon 3-D Funhouse or the Haunted Mansion are less terrifying options. The attractions range from $5 to $10, or you can purchase an “all haunts pass” for $30 and enjoy all the attractions, according to their Facebook page. Scared City isn’t the only haunted house around, though. Pumpkin Hollow in Piggott, about an hour outside of Jonesboro, has been drawing the brave masses for 24 years. During the day, Pumpkin Hollow provides tame, family-friendly hayrides and pony rides, but at night it becomes Horror in the Hollow. Horror in the Hollow boasts four attractions -- Frightmare Farmhouse, Zombie Paintball Patrol, Forest of Fright and Bubba’s Butcher Barn. Zombie Paintball Patrol is one of their newest features and allows guests to ride in an old military truck and shoot at “zombies” with paintball guns
that are mounted to the truck. It’s become very popular, but to some it isn’t as frightening as the other haunted houses. “Out of all the haunted houses I’ve been to, Pumpkin Hollow’s Forest of Fright is the most terrifying,” said Carmen Miller, a senior exercise science major of Jonesboro. The Forest of Fright has guests running in the almost pitch-black forest while actors covered in blood and fake weapons jump out and scare them. This attraction is not for the easily frightened. Frightmare Farmhouse is a more traditional haunted house at Pumpkin House. Guests travel in groups through the rooms of the old farm as terror ensues. For one of the attractions it’s $15 -- with the except of Zombie Paintball Patrol, which is $20 -- and it is an additional $5 for any attraction after that. There may not be many haunted houses around, but both will provide a horrifying Halloween experience sure to trigger many nightmares to get you through the Halloween season. Scared City is at 8076 Highway 49 S. in Jonesboro. Pumpkin Hollow is at 610 County Road 336 in Piggott.
Humans of A-State
Samwoo Seong is a junior electrical engineering major from Gwangju, South Korea. Dayshanea Armstrong| #LIFE COLUMNIST
I went to the military there (South Korea). It was very lonely, kind of sad, but the reason why I went to the military is because of North Korea. We, Korean people, don’t know when the North will attack us so we, all Korean guys, have to go into the military. And for one year and nine months I did my duty for my country. It was a very hard experience. Actually these days I am so happy, because I came here and I can meet international friends or international people. Sometimes I can’t believe the situation I’m in. It can feel like it is not real sometimes. When I talk with you or other American people, it’s amazing to me. It is very good.
Technically it is very different in South Korea. American people are positive, they make some jokes and I like that. And in girls cases, they are more confident than Korean girls. I want to be a professor and I want to research something about electrical stuff. I will invent some device or website or system, so I want to change the world. Like, you know Facebook or YouTube or Google. They changed our world.
Samwoo Seong Editor’s note: Humans of A-State will be a reoccurring column featuring narratives as dictated by students on campus.
For lovers of all things creepy, Lore is just the podcast for you. Narrated by Aaron Mahnke, Lore explores the often frightening origins of folktales, from haunted lighthouses to “witch trees” and everything in between. Mahnke has recently teamed up with Propogate Content and Valhalla Entertainment (better known as the producers of “The Walking Dead”) to create a televised version of the show. Amazon Studios has signed on for the adaptation, and a 10-episode season is expected mid-2017. IMAGE COURTESY OF ITUNES NICOLE LOGAN|#LIFE EDITOR
Every fall, thousands of excited people carve jack-o’lanterns for Halloween. These creative pumpkins adorn the front steps and yards of many, brightly shining as a portend of the spooky holiday to come. But where did the tradition of ritualistically carving these large orange fruits originate? It turns out that the original jack-o’-lanterns were created in Ireland out of potatoes and turnips, then brought to America as Irish families immigrated. As the folk-talk goes, a clever trickster named Stingy Jack spent most of his life outsmarting and running from the Devil. At the end of his life, Jack wasn’t allowed into Heaven, and the Devil couldn’t claim his soul because of a trick Jack pulled earlier in his life. Because of this spiritual limbo, Jack has been forced to roam the Earth ever since, with only a coal placed inside a turnip to light his way. Thus he was given the name “Jack of the Lantern”, shortened to “Jack O’ Lantern”.
So goes the story of Stingy Jack and the origin of the tradition of pumpkin carving. Now, it’s time to create your own! How To Make the Most of Your Pumpkin Carving 1. Prep your work area. Lay down newspapers or towels over whatever surface you plan to carve o n .
Gather your knives (serrated works best, and most supermarkets carry pumpkin carving kits with assorted tools), scoops, and a bucket for the insides of the pumpkin. 2. Cut a hole around the top circumference of the pumpkin,
remove any seeds stuck to the rind, and set the rind aside. 3. Scoop out the insides of the pumpkin and dump them in the bucket. Be thorough, you don’t want any straggler seeds or guts! 4. To get the most mileage out of your pumpkin, mix up one part bleach to two parts water in a spray bottle and spray the insides thoroughly. Re-apply the mist every few days to keep mold and bacteria away. 5. Now it’s time to carve your pumpkin! Many free stencil outlines can be found online, or purchased along with a carving kit. Find your favorite design and tape it to the pumpkin. Use your serrated knife to carefully cut through the rind in the shape of your design. 6. Set a candle (or other flame-less source of light) inside your pumpkin and viola! Display your unique jack-o’lantern for the world to see! Want to show off your pumpkin-carving skills? Tweet us photos of your jack-o’-lantern @TheHerald!
NICOLE LOGAN #LIFE EDITOR
Aquarius (1/20-2/18): You’ve been working extremely hard lately, Aquarius, and it’s beginning to pay off both financially and academically. Take some of your hard earned cash and treat yourself this week; you’ve earned some well-deserved fun. Pisces (2/19- 3/20): You’ve got a lot of new creative ventures on the horizon, Pisces, however you’ve been faced with numerous hindrances recently. Don’t allow these obstacles to discourage you from your goals; persistent work is the key to achievement. Aries (3/21-4/19): You may have had an emotionally difficult time lately, Aries, and you’re probably still feeling hurt by someone close to you. Remember that not all of your efforts with this person have been in vain, and take this experience as a learning opportunity for the future. Taurus (4/20-5/20): You may be feeling especially unprepared for the future recently, Taurus, and this feeling is at odds with your typically in-control nature. Take some time to re-focus yourself on your goals and make a concrete plan as to how to achieve them and you’ll be feeling back in charge in no time.
Gemini (5/21- 6/20): You may be feeling like you’ve bitten off more than you can chew at this point in the semester, Gemini, and it’s stressing you out. Try your best to keep up with your responsibilities, but remember that it’s okay to say no to things when you’re feeling overwhelmed. Cancer (6/21-7/22): While you’re usually welcoming and friendly, Cancer, you may have been treating someone a bit coldly recently. Ask yourself if they truly deserve this kind of treatment; odds are they don’t, and you’ll need to swallow your pride and apologize in order to keep the peace for the future. Leo (7/23-8/22): You’re well known for your optimism, Leo, but you tend to have your head in the clouds at vital times. Don’t forget to remain realistic about situations you face; too much optimism and you risk the chance of misreading a situation or person close to you. Virgo (8/23-9/22): You have a very trusting heart, Virgo, and while that’s admirable, it makes you an easy target for deception. Pay close attention to information others tell you this week; you may discover someone in the midst of taking advantage of you, even if they’re typically someone you trust.
Libra (9/23-10/22): You’re close to completing a personal goal of yours, Libra, but there’s still something standing in the way. Take this time to really evaluate what is that’s hindering you, and how you can best overcome this last obstacle. Scorpio
(10/23-11/21): You’re beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel, Scorpio, and the end of a painful period of transformation is almost complete. The future may look intimidating, but with just a little more hard work, you’ll be that much closer to achieving some pretty big things. Sagittarius (11/22-12/21): You may have been dealing with some pretty deep emotional issues lately, Sagittarius, and it’s been a difficult period in your life. Just remember that things won’t be this challenging forever, and that you always have support from your friends and family to keep you going. Capricorn (12/22-1/19): You may be experiencing some pretty severe mood swings lately, Capricorn, and your friends have taken notice. Assure those close to you that your issues aren’t with them, and try taking up a creative hobby that will provide a constructive outlet for your emotions.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 19, 2016
The history of “The Circle” to be novelized
Graduate student Richard Hartness details the history of A-State’s first black professors in upcoming novel, “The Circle”
PHOTO COURTESY OF RICHARD HARTNESS Front Row (L-R): Velmar Richmond, Maxcine Strickland, Herschel Gaines. Inset: Dr. Mossie Richmond.Back Row (L-R): Dr. Herman Strickland, Dr. Wilbert Gaines,Dr. Calvin Smith, Earline Smith
KEITH TURNER #LIFE COLUMNIST
Odds are most students on campus have had at least one African-American instructor since coming to Arkansas State. However, it wasn’t always that way. It wasn’t until the early 1970s that A-State hired its first African-American instructor, Dr. C. Calvin Smith, to teach history. African-American students
had been attending campus since 1955, and many of them complained that there were not any black instructors to teach African-American history classes -- or any classes, for that matter. Dr. Smith opened the doors for more black instructors, and over the course of two years, three more black men joined the faculty of Arkansas State: Dr. Herman Strickland, who taught teacher education; Dr.
Gaines, who taught physical education; and Dr. Mossie Richmond, who taught in the College of Education and was an administrator. These four men and their wives were the first black faculty members on campus, and formed a support group to aide each other that they called “The Circle.” The Circle supported many black organizations as they formed here on campus, in-
cluding the Black Student Association and some of the black fraternities and sororities. Without the members of The Circle, A-State’s campus would be nowhere near as diverse as it is today. Although much of the history of The Circle remained unknown until recently, graduate student Richard Hartness is bringing it into light with his upcoming book, “The Circle: Coping with Intergrated Life at Arkansas State University, In the Community, and at Home, 1970-1978”. “It’s basically their story about coming to Arkansas and being the first black instructors on this predominantly white campus,” Hartness says about the book, which began as a project for his Heritage Studies class. In researching the history of this historic group for the book, Hartness interviewed all of the living members of The Circle and read several books to get a general understanding of the black community during that time period. “You couldn’t live on campus, so you’d live in town. Come to campus, go to class, then get off campus,” said Hartness, describing the black students’ dai-
ly commute. Black students were not allowed in housing at Arkansas State until the 1960s, years after they were allowed to study on campus. Hartness also went through editions of The Herald, which he said was a good source of information for what was going on during the time. The members of The Circle were excited to be interviewed and share their stories, Hartness said. It wasn’t easy being African-American in Jonesboro in the 1970s. When Dr. Smith received his first paycheck from A-State, he went to a local bank. They told him they were required to call Dr. Carl Reng, president of A-State at the time, and verify his employment before they would cash the check for him. Hartness says it was the same way with housing. African-Americans were only allowed to live in specific parts of Jonesboro. With the help of Dr. Reng, Dr. Smith and his wife found housing on campus. This housing arrangementdidn’t sit well with the neighbors and the Smiths received hateful, harassing phone calls in the middle of the night tell-
ing them to leave. The Smiths refused to leave, however, and continued to pave the way for African-American instructors at A-State. According to Hartness, the most difficult part about writing the book was getting the story right. “What would an old white man, what would he write?” Hartness said. Hartness made sure everything in the book was factual. “After I wrote it, I gave it back to them and said you read it, do some fact checking.” Hartness wanted to make sure he was telling the story in a clear, concise way that was also fair to the members of The Circle. “It was a story that needed to be told. That was the real challenge, just telling the story in a way they wanted it told,” he said. The book will soon be available for purchase at $15 a copy. All proceeds from the book will go to the Dr. C. Calvin Smith Memorial Scholarship for history students. Hartness plans to do book talks and signings in the future. Hartness, a native of Wynne, Arkansas, holds two master’s degrees from A-State and is currently working on his Ph.D. here at A-State.
First Rainbow Mixer brings A-State’s LGBTQ community together KEITH TURNER
The first ever A-State Rainbow Mixer kicked off Tuesday night to the sounds of pop icons like Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Madonna. While waiting for the program to begin, attendees sang along and ate from a table full of food and punch. The Rainbow Mixer, sponsored by the Office of Diversity, featured many organizations on campus discussing ways members of the LGBTQ+ community can feel safe and included on campus. First, Dr. Maurice Gipson, assistant vice chancellor in the Office of Diversity, spoke about discovering the lack of resources for the LGBTQ+ community when he first arrived on campus. It’s a stark contrast to how inclusive and welcoming the campus is now. The A-State Board of Trustees recently adapted the language for the Equal Employ-
ment Opportunity Commission on-campus to include gender identity, meaning someone cannot be fired because they identify as transgender. “We’re gonna make this campus the best place to be for the LGBT community,” Gipson said. Meanwhile, Harley Mayall, president of the Gay-Straight Alliance on campus, is also amazed at the growth of the community. When she first came here, she “wanted to grow a place where everyone would feel safe.” With the booming growth of the GSA, Mayall very well may have accomplished her goal. Mayall also used the mixer as an opportunity to announce an upcoming GSA event, the Fall Drag Ball in November. Mayall wants to make this event the biggest thing to happen to the LGBT community in Jonesboro. Other guests who spoke during the mixer included Dr.
Michele Merritt, Women and Gender Studies adviser; Victoria Morgan, graduate assistant at the Multicultural Center; Dr. Hestand, director of the Counseling Center; and Sgt. Traci Simpson of the University Police Department. Each faculty member spoke about ways their organization can make LGBT community members and allies on campus feel safe, including counseling sessions, informative lectures and 24/7 emergency services from UPD. “We’re here to work for you,” Sgt. Simpson said. The purpose of the Rainbow Mixer was to prove that A-State is both an inclusive and safe place for members of the LGBT community. Graduate student Brittany Firsick, who is studying school psychology and works in the Office of Diversity, helped organize the event. She said there isn’t enough representation for the LGBT community on cam-
CHRIS DAVIS| CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER Students mingle before listening to various speakers at the Rainbow Mixer Tuesday night
pus, and hopes the Rainbow Mixer will bring out more. “It’s for everyone to get together and meet and realize what kind of resources we have available for the LGBT community here,” Firsick said. Six out of 10 LGBT students
report feeling unsafe at school because of their sexual orientation. With the help of the many LGBT-friendly organizations on campus, A-State can become a safe space for all students. The Office of Diversity, GayStraight Alliance, Women and
Gender Studies group, Counseling Center, Multicultural Center and University Police Department all worked together to present the Rainbow Mixer for LGBT students and to make the campus safer for everyone.
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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 19, 2016
Welcome to Howlywood
ctober 15th marked the culmination of a week of zealous school spirit with the “Welcome to Howlywood” Homecoming football game. Sporting neon pink in the spirit of breast cancer awareness, Arkansas State University would face off for glory against the University of Southern Alabama. The Red Wolves would emerge victorious, living up to the Homecoming hype with a score of 17-7.
(Top Middle) Howl strikes up the band at the end of the Red Wolf Walk. The Sound of the Natural State would go on to perform in the opening and half-time of the night’s game. (Beneath Top Middle) The Naked Guys bare their breasts once again, this time sporting pink paint in the spirit of breast cancer awareness. (Top Right) The A-State ROTC Howl Raisers stand at attention for the Pledge of Allegiance. (Above) The Red Wolves and the Jaguars clash near the in-zone in the later hours of Saturday’s game. (Right) Survivors of breast cancer gather on the field to be recognized in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (Right, Below) The Red Wolves themselves storm the field to celebrate with the student section after their decisive victory over the University of Southern Alabama. (Far Right) Jemar Clark, #79 offensive lineman and redshirt senior from McCrory, Arkansas, stands ready to bowl over a Jaguar at a moment’s notice.
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