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Library mouse stirs students STAFF WRITER

Lindsey Cook was studying in room 371 of the Library last Monday afternoon when she noticed a mouse scurrying by the books. “It was as long as my pinky, that’s how small it was,” said Cook, a junior marketing major of Wynne. “I saw it and knew it should be outside.” Cook caught the mouse herself in a cup, took it outside and let it run free, but not before posting a picture of the small animal on Facebook. Comments regarding the picture ranged from “SooooGrosss,” to “ewww,” to “yep go ASU our tuition is paying to feed mice.” Jeff Bailey, Library director, said a mouse was reported earlier last week. “While this is uncommon it is something that occurs from time to time,” Bailey said. “A call was placed to Facilities Management as soon as the report reached the Library administration and their personnel

are actively addressing this sighting.” Bailey mentioned that in order to prevent rodents or insects from getting into the buildings, the exterior doors should never be propped open and any potential problems should be reported. “In addition to the occasional mouse we have also had squirrels and other wild animals find their way into the building,” Bailey said. “Whenever a wild animal is seen or heard in the Library, we notify Facilities Management and they undertake efforts to capture and remove those animals, and they continue those efforts until they are successful.” With the renovations taking place in the Library building, there will be additional opportunities for animals to enter the building, Bailey said. “Until the completion of those renovations, ASU personnel, including Library employees, will be watching even more actively than usual for signs that an animal may

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Staci Vandagriff | Photo Editor Nick Ginardi, a junior business major of Searcy, participated with fellow Sigma Chi members in the Jonathan Barfield Memorial Scholarship Baggo Tournament that was held Saturday at the ASU practice field.

Baggo tournament funds scholarship LYNDSEY PATTERSON STAFF WRITER

The Jonathan Barfield Memorial Scholarship Baggo Tournament took place Oct. 13 at the track adjacent to the ASU baseball field. The tournament was a fundraiser sponsored by Sigma Chi in memory of Jonathan Barfield, a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity who developed leukemia and passed away in 2010 at 23-years-old. The tournament consisted of teams of two, playing double-elimination style Baggo. The cost was $50 per person or $100 per team, with all proceeds going directly to the Jonathan Barfield Memorial Scholarship. According to the Jonathan Barfield Memorial Scholarship official website, Jonathan’s fraternity brothers created this annual scholarship “in memory of Jonathan

in order to assist students to live their lives to the fullest as Jonathan did.” Barfield began his education at ASU in 2005 as a civil engineering major. During his four and a half years at ASU he was an active member of various student organizations, participating in the ASU Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers and serving as both treasurer and as scholarship chairman of Sigma Chi. In November 2009 during his final semester of college, he was diagnosed with leukemia. With immediate treatments he was able to complete his bachelor of science in civil engineering, and the assistant dean of engineering delivered his degree to him personally. In August 2010 he lost his hard-fought battle with leukemia. Derek Baker was a friend

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Shine Huang| Staff Photographer Broc Arender, Jacob Yates, Becca Hutchison and Candi Biggers pose after the announcement of this year’s homecoming royalty.

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fter weeks of campaigning, this year’s homecoming king and queen have finally been announced. Senior Becca Hutchison and junior Jacob Yates were given the 2012 homecoming honors during halftime of the game against South Alabama on Saturday. Hutchison, a communications disorders major of Hornersville, Mo., said she was shocked when they called her name over the loud speaker. “I’m just really excited,” Hutchison said. “It’s a God thing, really. It’s still very surreal.” Hutchison was nominated for homecoming by the Baptist Collegiate Ministry and was the first woman from the BCM to ever be named homecoming queen. “It’s a huge honor,” Hutchison said. “I’m honored, excited, all of the emotions are still running through my head.” Yates, who was nominated by Zeta Tau Alpha, said he feels similarly. “I was really surprised,” Yates said. “I told myself not to get my hopes up. I was pretty shocked, I never thought I had it.” Yates is also a first in this year’s homecoming royalty. With Zeta Tau Alpha being on campus, this is their first year to put a male up for homecoming, and the first for him to win. “I think it’s pretty cool that they put me up, and I won, because it’s their first year,” Yates said, also breaking the tradition of having a senior homecoming king. “It shows that ASU isn’t just in a routine. We weren’t hesitant in going for a change.” Yates, a business finance major of Jonesboro, is also a member of Sigma Chi in which he is in charge of their philanthropy and secretarial duties. Yates was also an Orientation Leader for the freshman class and is currently the vice president of philanthropy for the IFC.

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In 1988, LaDonna Hinton competed in the Paralympic Games in Seoul, South Korea. Hinton entered as a class B3 visually impaired person in two events: the long jump and the 100-meter dash.

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Xinzhong Zhao| Staff Photographer The A-Team performs on the sidelines during ASU’s homecoming game against South Alabama on Saturday night.

Xinzhong Zhao| Staff Photographer Students from the Baptist Collegiate Ministry painted their chests during the homecoming game to read “BCM LOVES BECCA” in honor of Homecoming Queen Becca Hutchison.

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Xinzhong Zhao| Staff Photographer The young man who won the Sissy’s Log Cabin contest proposed to his girlfriend (now fiancé) at the football game Saturday night.

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Representatives comments don’t reflect times Two Arkansas legislators, as well as an aspiring representative have been in the news this week for controversial statements made in self published books as well as public letters. Reports surfaced last week about Republican State Representative Jon Hubbard, representing Arkansas’ 75th district, which includes Jonesboro. In his self published book, “Letter to the Editor: Confessions of a Frustrated Conservative,” Hubard claims the era of African slavery in America, “believed to be an abomination upon its people” was actually a “blessing in disguise.” These reports, along with others, have been given national attention in reflection of the election looming on Nov. 6. Charlie Fuqua, a former representative seeking another term, said in his self published book this year, “there is no solution to the Muslim problem, short of expelling all followers of the religion from the United States.” Fuqua also wrote in his book, “God’s Law,” that he supports a type of death penalty for children who do not obey their parents. As a result of these claims, Arkansas Republican leaders like Rick Crawford and Tim Griffin as well as Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe have denounced Hubbard and Fuqua. State representative Loy Mauch was also denounced when he wrote in favor of slavery while claiming that President Abraham Lincoln was a “fake neurotic Northern war criminal.” Hubbard responded to the governor in a letter to the Jonesboro Sun by comparing Beebe’s criticism to the “Nazi-style political intimidation” by Hitler in the 1930s. These writings convinced state Republican leaders to revoke funding for all three campaigns and for some to demand donations made to their campaigns be given to charity according to Time Magazine and Associated Press reports. These types of statements lump many people into one undeserving group while also attempting to gloss over some of the darker periods in American history. When someone is elected to hold office at the state or national level, they have been chosen to represent the values and beliefs of their constituents. We support the decision to stop funding these campaigns, for if Hubbard, Mauch or Fuqua were to be elected it would be sending a message not just to America, but the rest of the world that we endorse their views. “Our View” is written by the editorial staff. The opinions are not necessarily reflective of the student body, faculty or administration of Arkansas State University.

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Student frustrated by international assumptions After reading a Herald article about international students not feeling welcome, I can definitely relate to them. Contrary to popular belief, I am not an international student. I have lived in America pretty much my whole life. However, I am used to feeling like I do not belong and having to try to fit in. I cannot imagine wanting to come to another country for school to experience a different culture, make memories that will last a lifetime and make friends, then, unfortunately, to not feel welcome. The question I get asked the most, after people find out my name or hear me speak, is, “Where are you from?” To answer that, I was adopted when I was two from China, and then grew up in a small town in Southwest Iowa. Four years ago I moved to Mountain Home where I started college at Arkansas State University-Mountain Home because I was indecisive about what I wanted to major in, so I got my general education done at a lower cost. Now I am here and have decided to major in News-Editorial Journalism. In a way, I am a new student and do not feel really welcome. Don’t get me wrong, there seems to be a lot of nice people at ASU; people have been friendly

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- Jennifer Wells and kind to me, and I have made some friends. I am not expecting everyone on campus to be overly friendly toward me and make me the center of attention. I would just like for people to give internationals a chance and to not assume when they see me or an international student we are going to be frustrating to talk to because we might not speak English very well. Then we end up being ignored. I am introverted and reserved until I get to know you. Just because I do not start a conversation doesn’t mean I’m not dying to speak to you. I am used to being ignored by most of the people I first meet. From years of feeling like an outsider, I have come up with my own philosophies that might help international students or students in general who also have a hard time fitting in. I have realized some people

are just not going to accept you for the way God created you. Haters gonna hate. You can’t please everyone and you can’t make everyone like you. Forget people who are judgmental, mean or racist toward you. Be grateful and surround yourself with nice people who have befriended you. There should be some kind of campus wide social gathering at least once a month. Everyone is invited, no matter their race, gender, religion, sport they play, club, or organization they are involved in. It would be a time for people to just be themselves and make new friends. It doesn’t matter where we come from or what language we speak; we’re all people going through the inevitably hard times life brings us. Everyone has a story, have the patience to listen and the wisdom to learn.

Industrial hemp has many uses There are two basic kinds of cannabis: marijuana and hemp. Marijuana is what gives the high and cures disease, and is illegal to grow or use in most of the country. Hemp is what is used for paper, fuel, food, fiber and literally thousands of other industrial and commercial applications, and is also illegal to grow in most of the country. This article deals with industrial hemp. In the February 1938 issue of Popular Mechanics, which you can find at www.hempfarm.org/ BillionDollarCrop, there was a feature article entitled “The New Billion Dollar Crop,” referring to hemp. It was common knowledge that the plant was extremely useful and versatile. Hemp makes the best cloth because it is the longest and strongest fiber on earth and hemp webbing is what held parachutes together before DuPont became allies with Hearst to demonize the plant that was in the way of their personal fortunes; to hell with the environment, their actions screamed. Hemp also makes the best paper and is made faster, cheaper and four times as much as what is produced per acre from trees. It is also made without the use of dioxin and other heavy poisons that end up in our rivers. Rope, twine and all other grades of cordage work best when made of hemp, again because of its long fiber and strong structure.

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end world hunger in as much time as it would take to get a handful of hemp seeds and some water to every starving human being.” The USS Constitution, ‘Old Ironsides’, carried on board more than 60 tons of hemp in the form of rope, including the anchor rope, sails, Bibles, maps, uniforms, flags and pennant. Just about everything on board, except the wooden ship and the metal cannons and cannonballs, was made of hemp in one form or another. In the Middle Ages in Europe, most people survived on something known as gruel. Gruel was boiled hemp seeds, with some milk or fruit, if one was lucky. Hemp seeds could end world hunger in as much time as it would take to get a handful of hemp seeds and some water to every starving human being, for there is enough nutrition in hemp seeds to sustain life, with a little water. Hemp seeds are an original food, specified by God in Genesis 1:29-30: “God said, ‘Behold, I have given you every herb yielding seed, which is on the surface of all the land, and every tree, which Submission Guidelines Story ideas or news tips may be emailed to Lindsey.Blakely@smail.astate or Chelsea.Weaver@smail.astate. edu. The Herald welcomes comments, criticisms or ideas that its readership may have. We encourage you to send a Letter to the Editor to Daniel.McFadin@smail. astate.edu. Statement of Publication The Herald is printed every Monday and Thursday during the semester, except during finals and holidays. Single copies of The Herald are free. Additional copies are 25 cents each.

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Shine Huang| Staff Photographer Senior Ashley Jackson steals the ball from a North Texas player.

Xinzhong Zhao| Staff Photographer Senior linebacker Nathan Herrold tackles sophomore running back Kendal Houston. Herrold led the Red Wolves racking up a career-high 17 tackles Saturday against the Jaguars.

Red Wolves fumble through win JARROD CREAMEANS STAFF WRITER

Despite a bumpy start Saturday, the Red Wolves took its annual homecoming game with a 36-29 victory over the South Alabama Jaguars. “We are happy with the victory, but disappointed that we didn’t protect the football, but the bottom line is we won a conference game for the second time in a row,” head coach Gus Malzahn said. After allowing 10 points in the first eight minutes of the game, both the defense and offense of ASU played very uncharacteristically, especially when the first offensive play by ASU resulted in a fumble. The Jaguars’ scored on a 26-yard field goal from kicker Michel Chapuseaux on its next drive to put South Alabama up 10-0. It would not take long for the Red Wolves to respond with a scoring drive of its own, fueled by junior running back David Oku’s rushing and Ryan Aplin picking up a few yards to get ASU’s first momentum building touchdown. The defense also stepped up shortly after the touchdown, not giving up any yards on USA’s following possession. A completed pass from Aplin to

tight end Darion Griswold and a few more runs by Oku gave the Red Wolves another touchdown to put them up 1410 going into the second quarter. The Red Wolves defense did a much more characteristic job of holding off the Jaguars in the second quarter, allowing only a single field goal to be scored as USA had the ball for 60 percent of the quarter. Senior linebacker Nathan Herrold’s 38-yard interception return stopped a South Alabama drive putting ASU’s offense in perfect position, just beyond midfield. ASU’s drive would come to an end after the Jaguars recovered a fumble by Aplin at the 5-yard line. “He was a competitor and he was just as disappointed as we were; just as shocked as we were,” Malzahn said. The Red Wolves took advantage of the mistakes made by South Alabama’s defense, most notably by the 13 penalties called against the Jaguars, giving ASU 81 extra yards. The Jaguars had a final possession time of 35:39 to the Red Wolves’ 24:14 as well as a total of 88 offensive plays to A-State’s 59. Much of this efficiency was due to Arkansas State’s passing game and a healthier senior wide receiver Taylor

Stockemer back and in full force, finishing the night with four receptions for 65 yards and a touchdown. “It’s always nice having someone you have experience and timing with,” Aplin said. Aplin totaled 203 passing yards and 17 completions against South Alabama moving into second place among the Sun Belt Conference all-time passing leaders. Herrold would receive a career-high 17 tackles, the most by an A-state player since 2005. Junior Ryan Carrethers and senior Nick Nelms both contributed 10 tackles. J.D. Mckissic led the receivers with seven catches for 41 yards, and David Oku rushed for 84 yards on 22 attempts. Both totals were game highs. Although the Red Wolves experienced trouble with turnovers and punting throughout the game, as well as an overall lacking in the team’s performance, the Red Wolves still grabbed the win to move to a 4-3 all-season record. Arkansas State will have 10 days to prepare for its next match up as they travel to Lafayette, La. to take on the Ragin’ Cajuns on Tuesday Oct. 23. The game is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Cajun Field and will be televised on ESPN2.

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Mean Green snaps home winning streak ZACHARY LOTT STAFF WRITER

The Arkansas State Lady Red Wolves soccer team suffered its first home loss of the season, falling to the North Texas Mean Green 2-1 Friday afternoon. “It is a tough loss. They are a very good team, and we made some small mistakes and paid dearly for them,” said ASU head coach Tafadzwa Ziyenge. “We played really well, but when you play a team like this you just can’t afford to make mistakes.” Rain fell most of the morning and subsided in time for first kick, but the pitch at the ASU Soccer Complex was drenched. Players scurried about, kicking up grass, water and mud as they struggled to control the ball and complete simple passes. Goal kicks routinely spun out of bounds as they were launched from the slippery playing surface. The slickness also punished players seeking to cross from wide positions, forcing them to cut inside from the flanks. The midfield was crowded as both teams battled to find attackers in space. North Texas drew 10 offside calls as they frequently resorted to booting the ball up field in hopes that an on-running forward could bring it down and strike it toward goal. The Mean Green initially struggled in the run of play until senior forward Michelle Young was left open in the attacking third in the 18th minute, drilling in the first goal from just within the box. ASU nearly responded moments later when freshman forward Katey

Carmichael flicked the ball just wide of the near post. Shortly after, UNT keeper Jackie Kerestine charged off her line, allowing sophomore midfielder Christina Fink to spring freshman forward Loren Mitchell, who chipped the equalizer into the far corner of the net. The stalemate continued throughout the rest of the first half and deep into the second until the 83rd minute. Leah Cox sprinted in front of goal and, unassisted, struck the ball toward the far post, neatly finishing her chance and giving the Mean Green the winning goal. The Red Wolves put only five of their 16 shots on frame and didn’t always push enough numbers forward to support players making runs into the box. “We did well for the most part, but there were a few chances where we didn’t move as well as we needed to,” Ziyenge said. “There’s a reason why a team like [North Texas] is consistently in the Top 4 [of the league] – it’s because they take advantage of the mistakes you make.” The loss snapped the Red Wolves’ seven-game home winning streak and denied them another opportunity to register their first win against North Texas, who are now 15-0-1 all-time versus ASU. The Red Wolves’ record stands at 9-6-1 and 3-3-1 in conference. Arkansas State will close its home campaign with a Thursday match against Florida International and Florida Atlantic on Sunday. First kick is set for 2 p.m. and 1 p.m. respectively.


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Shine Huang | Staff Photographer Becca Hutchison said she was shocked when the announcer called her name as the homecoming queen for 2012.

HOMECOMING, Continued Yates is also the founder and current president of the ASU Baggo Club. Hutchison is very active in the BCM and is also a leader in Walnut Street Baptist’s collegiate group which is new to campus. Hutchison is also a member of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA). While in previous years, flyers, banners and wooden stakes littered the campus, this year the homecoming committee decided against physical campaigning. This year, every campaign went to social media sites. “I think the biggest thing that helped me was the hashtag #getbaldythecrown on Twitter,” Yates said, who shaved his head in tribute to Bald is Beautiful. “A lot of people got on Twitter and used it along with a Facebook page that was created.” Hutchison also used Facebook to get the

word out. “A lot of my friends in the BCM helped with the Facebook page,” Hutchison said. At the end of halftime, both the king and queen received gifts from Pagan Jewelers. Hutchison received a necklace with a crown pendant, worth $1,000 and Yates received a Citizen Eco-Drive watch, also worth $1,000. “I appreciate the student body who voted for me,” Yates said. “I’m just so honored to be named as the king.” Hutchison echoed his thoughts in saying that she was also honored to represent ASU. “This is something that I never thought would happen,” Hutchison said. “I went into this year, never thinking that I would be homecoming queen. It’s still so crazy to me. I’m just so thankful.”

have entered the building,” Bailey said. Cook mentioned that she didn’t report the mouse she caught to anyone in the Library. “It was a baby so there’s probably more,” Cook said. “They chew through walls, they could probably chew on the books, I mean they scare a lot of people and they are gross.” Cook showed two other people the picture who mentioned that they saw a mouse the day before. “They said that I caught the mouse, not a mouse,” Cook said. “It was a baby, it was really small, so there has to be a mom somewhere.” John Sifford, director of Library operations, said, “The mouse was reported by a patron. I did not see a mouse.” Sifford refused to comment further on the situation. Sheneathia Burton, a sophomore social work major of Memphis, Tenn., said it was disturbing knowing that there are mice in the

Library. “I like the Library and go into it all the time,” Burton said. “If I saw a mouse I would never go back.” “The Library should handle it quietly,” Burton said. She believes that, if the Library knows there are mice in the building, they shouldn’t notify students. “People would freak out if they knew there were mice in the Library, they would never go in there,” Burton said. “The Library is supposed to be a clean and serene place.” Cook thinks students should be aware of the situation and that the Library should inform them of what measures they will take to solve the problem. “I think for all students, the (Library) should say that they are trying to take care of this problem,” Cook said. “You wouldn’t want a rat going across you table, eating your chips while you are trying to study. That’s gross.”

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BAGGO, Continued of Jonathan and helped to create the Jonathan Barfield Memorial Scholarship in his honor. In regards to this year’s fundraiser, Baker stated, “There will be an annual event that will raise money for the scholarship, but the event might not always be a Baggo tournament.” The goal of this tournament, as well as future events, is to raise money in order to endow a scholarship through the ASU Foundation that will be available to future students of ASU. Once the foundation meets its endowment goal it will start contributing to a cancer research facility in Barfield’s name. “Our goal is to ensure the

memory of our friend lives on forever and to provide assistance to students who need it,” Baker said. According to the official Baggo tournament rules, each team plays with four bags and will face each other from opposite boards. Opponents alternate tosses at the board from a distance of 20 feet away, until all eight bags are thrown. The round is then scored by the referee, who awards three points for each bag in the hole and one point for each ace, or bag on the board. The score for each round is then the difference in the team totals. For example, if Team 1 threw one bag in the hole and one bag

on the board, they scored four points. If Team 2 threw two bags on the board, they scored two points. The score for that round would then be two points for Team 1 (four minus two). The first team to score 21 points wins. The tournament fee included lunch for each participant along with a commemorative 32 oz. cup. First and second place teams won ASU Red Wolves Baggo Boards, ASU T-shirts, and Baggo T-shirts. Tournament sponsors are also being sought out to help contribute to the scholarship fund and make the event successful.

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Shine Huang | Staff Photographer Michelle Cebada, a junior psychology major of Mexico, fires at her “zombie” target at ROTC’s zombie shooting range.

ROTC offers Zombie Blast LYNDSEY PATTERSON STAFF WRITER

The ASU ROTC Red Wolf Battalion is hosting a Halloween-themed fundraiser, the Zombie Blast, in which ASU students, faculty and staff can shoot 40 rounds of zombie targets. Throughout the month of October, on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., the ASU Red Wolf Battalion is opening its NCAA sanctioned shooting range at the Military Science Building for an admission cost of $5 cash. Targets, .22 pistols and 40 rounds of ammunition per game will be provided. “We intentionally kept the cost low to entice more people to participate,” Lt. Col. Lee Clark said. Roughly $3.50 of the $5 fee pays for the cost of ammunition, targets and weapons maintenance. The other $1.50 goes into the ASU ROTC foundation fund, which is used for ROTC extracurricular activities and to pay for non-appropriated items such as maintaining the ASU ROTC Hall of Heroes. No prior shooting experience or permit is required, however participants must be 16 years or older and will have to sign a liability form before shooting. ASU ROTC cadre will teach and assist novice participants in safe handling, loading and shooting a firearm. ROTC personnel will also be present on the firing range to enforce and ensure a safe environment for shooting the zombie targets.

Caitlin Marshall, a senior political science major of Cabot and fourth-year cadet, said, “The ASU ROTC Red Wolf Battalion decided to integrate Halloween into our fundraising towards our military science programs. We thought that it would be a fun and innovative way for students, faculty and staff to enjoy the Halloween season shooting zombie targets rather than the traditional hay rides and haunted houses.” For the $5 admission fee, participants will receive four, 10-round magazines. They will be allowed 30 seconds for each of the first two 10-shot iterations, and will then get 10 seconds for each of the last two 10-shot groups. Participants will also be allowed to keep their photo quality zombie target. ROTC routinely uses the range for Rifle Team practice as well as educating cadets in rifle and pistol marksmanship Clark, is thankful for the fundraising opportunity. “The ASU administration is enormously supportive of the ROTC program and we’re genuinely appreciative they’ve entrusted us to open this wonderful university facility to the ASU community during October,” he said. Admission is restricted to ASU students, faculty, staff and alumni, as well as the local High School JROTC cadets. The undead targets are located on-campus at the Sisler’s Firing Range of the ASU ROTC Military Science building at 1921 Aggie Road.

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Xinzhong Zhao| Staff Photographer “American Idol” contestant Lauren Gray and The Ohio Players performed Friday night at the free outdoor concert adjacent to Liberty Bank Stadium, which was sponsored by the Alumni Association for the 2012 Homecoming.

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