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Social Media Mayhem: when tweeting turns tantalizing By Joshua Cannon For college students everything is instant, and they seem to know every humdrum detail of each other’s lives. This generation finds unparalleled fulfillment in sharing information about life on social media websites such as Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, according to a recent study by Harvard University. Researchers found that it activates the same part of the brain that is associated with pleasure, eating food and receiving money. Another study by the University of Chicago said that social media is more addicting than cigarettes and alcohol. This instant gratification spurred by social media is one that has not always existed. For Leslie Robinson, a 56-yearold associate professor in psychology at the University of Memphis, her generation’s lack of technology allowed people to focus and truly talk to each other outside the confinements of messaging. “There is so much emerging evidence,” she said. “I forbid students to use cellphones in my class, and they go through withdrawals. It’s really hard for my own children


Social media applications can be more addictive than cigarettes according to recent studies. Some students struggle when fighting the urge to constantly check sites like instagram. not to check their phone when they are at the dinner table.” According to Robinson, this is a problem that is still developing within our generation. A lack of

patience and a desire to instantly connect have done away with many ordinary traditions. Letter writing has gone by the wayside, but thumbs work at the

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Complex. Registration is $25. Tim’s mother, Kay Creager, started the race in 2006. She initially raised money to build an endowment fund for a scholarship at Bacone College in Muskogee, Okla. The U of M ROTC took charge of the event in 2010, and now the funds are divided between the U of M and Christian Brothers University midshipmen and the United States Marine Corp Wounded Warrior Regiment. “When I came on board in 2010, I started sending pro-

ceeds to the Wounded Warrior Regiment,” said Maj. Tracy Perry, marine officer instructor at the U of M. “The money the midshipmen receive goes to their recreational fund to do things like go out to play laser tag, rock climbing — basically build camaraderie.” The Wounded Warrior Regiment assists wounded, ill and injured Marines and their families at their two battalions located in California and North Carolina. The program provides medical and non-medical assistance.

According to its website, the regiment does not discriminate against recipients of care based on whether they were injured in the line of duty or combat. All soldiers “receive the same level of care, no matter cause of illness or injury, they are fighting marines and deserve consistent care.” The wide range of non-medical care provided includes physical therapy, counseling and support on issues such as housing adaptation, employment, education

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By Margot Pera Timothy R. Creager, who attended the University of Memphis and The Citadel in South Carolina, was killed in Iraq in July 2004 by an improvised explosive devise at age 21. Marines and civilians will run in the Lance Corporal Timothy R. Creager 5K Run/Walk Saturday to honor his memory. The 5K will begin at 9 a.m. at North-82 Gym Sports and Fitness The Daily Helmsman is a “designated public forum.” Students have authority to make all content decisions without censorship or advance approval. The Daily Helmsman is pleased to make a maximum of 10 copies of each issue available to a reader for free. Additional copies are $1. Partial printing and distribution costs are provided by an allocation from the Student Activity Fee.

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camera lenses are snapping photos, spinning them through a filter and uploading them to Instagram. Sam Leathers, freshman photography major at Memphis College of Art, has 1,847 followers on Instagram. He has 1,001 followers on Twitter. Visual Supply Co., a company that creates digital tools for iPhone photography, recently published one of the photos he took with his phone on its website. For Leathers, having a social media presence isn’t a matter of self-gratification but a pedestal to display his work. In a world where employers are looking for potential employees with social media knowledge, these outlets allow people to share their work while making connections. “I’ve networked with awesome people through Instagram,” Leathers said. “I don’t get gratification from ‘likes,’ but it definitely feels rewarding to have people, even strangers on the Internet, think you take good pictures.” While Leathers views that aspect of social media to be a positive side-effect of a digitallydominated society, he feels that there are many burdens that come from being so plugged into each other’s lives via the Internet. When he checks Twitter too frequently or becomes too involved with what is going on in other people’s lives that aren’t in his immediate friend group, he

takes part in a “social media diet,” removing the Twitter application from his phone for two to three days at a time. In Leather’s opinion, this is a perfect way to combat social network addiction. “People don’t take a step back and live life,” Leathers said. “People don’t really get to know each other and they assume you should remember their name if you follow each other on the Internet but have only met once or twice.” In Robinson’s opinion, this is a main problem of social networking. In an attempt to connect, people often become isolated. If someone gets angry, they can say whatever they want about someone without the repercussion of handling the situation face-to-face. “The damage that can be done through a person losing emotional control is so much easier,” she said. “Communication has changed radically in the speed and the ability that people have to respond impulsively. To blow off at someone, I had to do it in front of them. Now, you can post an angry message and everybody sees it.” At early ages, such as 13 and 14 years old, a human’s frontal lobe, the part of the brain that controls impulse, isn’t fully developed. In Robinson’s opinion, children in our generation are having a harder time learning the skills to control

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those emotions due to the capability of instantly posting their feelings. “When I was a kid, people got bullied, but it’s much more visual now,” she said. In an effort to break away from the now social normality, Ripley Neff, a sophomore English major, rarely uses social media. She once made a Twitter account but hasn’t touched it since. She uses Instagram but only has 83 followers, and knows most, if not all of them. “I don’t really feel like I’m missing out on anything,” she said. “It’s just trivial stuff about people’s day that I would be hearing about. I see stuff about how people on Facebook are unhappy, because they always see other people’s highlights. I’m happier not having to feel like I have to prove my happiness and myself to other people.” In Robinson’s opinion, not every aspect of social media is bad, but it’s the way people connect with each other that matters most. With the constant rise of technology, people can share educational and informative information at faster and more effective rates but must learn how to regulate their time spent social networking. “Students have to learn how to handle the skill of figuring out what is and what is not important,” she said.

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online classes gain popularity By Omer Yusuf Lauren Ganavazos, a senior and organizational leadership major at the University of Memphis, has taken online classes for at least two years. “One of the reasons I take online classes is that it keeps me from the main campus,” Ganavazos said. “I also get to have more of my time during the day.” Ganavazos is part of a growing number of students choosing to take their classes online instead of in person. In the past five years, there has been a 134 percent increase in students enrolled in at least one online class at the U of M, according to the Office of Institutional Research at the University. The U of M offers 55 online programs ranging from a degree in Bachelor Arts in African and African-Americans Studies to a Masters in Business Administration. Although Ganavazos said she likes having more free time, one of the cons is that people who lack selfdiscipline or time management skills can crash and burn. “You are in charge of everything,” Ganavazos said. “I feel like online classes have more checks and balances to keep you in check during the semester. You don’t realize until you take it (an online class) that you have to 100 percent teach yourself.” There are several additional factors that students should consider before enrolling in an online course according to Roy Bowery, assistant dean of Distance Learning at the U of M. “In earlier years — 2000 through 2005 — we would have a lot of traditional students take online courses and drop out in the first couple of weeks,” Bowery said. “They could see there was a more demanding rigor.”

The U of M has offered online classes since 1995. Students who take online classes also have to adjust to not having a professor to constantly remind them about assignments and due dates. “There is no professor on Tuesday reminding you that your paper on Thomas Jefferson is due Friday,” Bowery said. Most online classes don’t require face-to-face interaction. “This is because a student could be in the military in Afghanistan or could be an insurance salesman in Lincoln, Nebraska,” Bowery said. “If it’s an online class, it’s online.” Dan Lattimore, vice provost of Extended Programs at the U of M, said one of the biggest reasons stu-

age student who is taking only online classes is a female in her thirties and she is probably a career-minded person, according to Bowery. “The online program looks very attractive to them as a result,” Bowery said. Although a student has to pay a $100 surcharge per credit hour of an online class, students do not have to deal with daily expenses like driving to campus. Bowery said that there is no ideal age for an online student, but that they should have the proper skills. “The student with leadership and management skills has a better chance than a student who does not have those skills,” Bowery said. “That does not mean that students

who do not have those skills cannot succeed, but they have to make more of an effort.” Ganavazos said that unless you absolutely have to or are not 100 percent on top of things then you should pass on taking an online class. “If you want to take an online class, you need to learn to manage your schedule,” Ganavazos said. “It’s not for everyone.” Despite the recent jumps in online enrollment, Lattimore does not see online classes becoming normal anytime soon. “For online students, it’s becoming a mainstay but not for traditional students,” Lattimore said. “I see online classes as more of a supplement.”

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dents take online classes is because they’re easy to access. “The chief advantage of taking an online class is that you can do work at 3 a.m.,” Lattimore said. Bowery said non-traditional students — those who are older, have children or have already had a career — are often drawn to the convenience of online classes. “They are more civic-minded. They lead fairly busy lives and do not have the time an 18 or 19 year old would have,” Bowery said. “They highly value studying at the time and place of their choosing, because they still have demanding family, life and personal responsibilities as well as community involvement.” This ties into the fact that the aver-

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December 2013 Graduation Breakdown Colleges and number of graduates

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By Jonathan Capriel The Black St u d e nt Associations hosted a sold-out fashion show at the University Center Ball Room on Sunday. More than 500 people came to see the latest works by local fashion designers. Rico Doss, a senior psychology major, was one of the coorganizers of the event. “We featured local designers and stores like K’PreSha off South Main (Street),” Doss said. This was the first time that U of M Student fashion

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their lines in public. There were 38 models, who are also members of the BSA. “Andrea Everett not only helped organized the show, being a committee member of the Black Student Association, but she also presented her clothing line Thrifty Steal,” Doss said. Doss said the show was called “The Revolver” because fashion is always changing. “Things that are in style today will not be in tomorrow,” Doss said. “Fashion revolves around our daily lives. It is affected by music and pop culture.”


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assistance, financial management and planning, and benefits and information access. Runners can unleash their inner warrior at the race’s concluding pull-up competition. “We do the pull up competition as people are finishing the race — most of the marines do around 20 pull ups. The marine that won last year did 24,” Perry said. “The rule is that you cannot use your body for momentum. They have to be authentic deadhang pull ups.” Last year, pull-up contest participants were given Chick-Fil-A sandwiches as prizes. In addition to the race, Perry has decided to put on a car invitational where “jeep enthusiasts can come and show off how well they maintain their vehicles.” “This is the first year for us to put this on, and hopefully, the potential rain won’t ruin the event,” Perry said. “It is a great way to bring more people out.” C.W. Crawford, U of M ROTC Human Resource manager, has been retired from the Navy for 24 years but still believes in supporting his fellow soldiers. “We do this race for a good cause. I want to support him, because he is a fellow Memphian. We always have over 100 participants in the race,” Crawford said. “We do not just encourage students at the University to participate but people from all over as well as Mississippi, Arkansas and other neighboring states. We have put flyers in a lot of different places.”



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Aid trickling into hard-hit areas in Philippines By Jim Gomez and Todd Pitman Assosicated Press

TACLOBAN, Philippines — Desperately needed food, water and medical aid are only trickling into this city that took the worst blow from Typhoon Haiyan, while thousands of victims jammed the damaged airport Tuesday, seeking to be evacuated. “We need help. Nothing is happening. We haven’t eaten since yesterday afternoon,” pleaded a weeping Aristone Balute, an 81-year-old woman who failed to get a flight out of Tacloban for Manila, the capital. Her clothes were soaked from a pouring rain and tears streamed down her face. Five days after the deadly disaster, aid is coming — pallets of supplies and teams of doctors are waiting to get into Tacloban — but the challenges of delivering the assistance means few in the stricken city have received help. Officials also were working to determine how many people had been killed, with the

country’s president saying the death toll could be lower than earlier feared. “There is a huge amount that we need to do. We have not been able to get into the remote communities,” U.N. humanitarian chief Valerie Amos said in Manila, launching an appeal for $301 million to help the more than 11 million people estimated to be affected by the storm. “Even in Tacloban, because of the debris and the difficulties with logistics and so on, we have not been able to get in the level of supply that we would want to. We are going to do as much as we can to bring in more,” she said. Her office said she planned to visit the city. Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said relief goods were getting into the city, and the supply should increase now that the airport and a bridge to the island were open. “We are not going to leave one person behind — one living person behind,” he said. “We will help, no matter how difficult, no matter how

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A resident sits on debris in typhoon-hit Leyte Province, Nov. 12, 2013. The United Nations said it had released $25 million in emergency funds to pay for emergency shelter materials and household items, and for assistance with the provision of emergency health services, safe water supplies and sanitation facilities. It’s launching an appeal for more aid.

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inaccessible.” Tacloban, a city of about 220,000 people on Leyte island, bore the full force of the winds and the tsunami-like storm surges Friday. Most of the city is in ruins, a tangled mess of destroyed houses, cars and trees. Malls, garages and shops have all been stripped of food and water by hungry residents. The loss of life appears to be concentrated in Tacloban and surrounding areas, including a portion of Samar island that is separated from Leyte island by a strait. It is possible that other devastated areas are so isolated they have not yet been reached. In Cebu, to the southwest, the Philippine air force has been sending three C-130s back and forth to Tacloban from dawn to dusk, and had delivered 400,000 pounds of relief supplies, Lt. Col. Marciano Jesus Guevara said. A lack of electricity in Tacloban means planes can’t land there at night. Guevara said the C-130s have transported nearly 3,000 civilians out of the disaster zone, and that the biggest problem in Tacloban is a lack of clean drinking water. “Water is life,” he said. “If you have water with no food, you’ll survive.” A team from Médecins Sans Frontières, complete with medical supplies, arrived in Cebu island Saturday looking for a flight to Tacloban, but hadn’t left by Tuesday. A spokesman for the group said it was “difficult to tell” when it would be able to leave. “We are in contact with the authorities, but the (Tacloban) airport is only for the Philippines military use,” Lee Pik Kwan said in a telephone interview. An Associated Press reporter drove through Tacloban for about 7 kilometers (4 miles) and saw more than 40 bodies. There was no evidence of any organized delivery of food, water or medical supplies, though piles of aid have begun to arrive at the airport. Some people lined up to get water from a hose, presumably from the city supply. Doctors in Tacloban said they were desperate for medicine. At a small makeshift clinic with shattered windows beside the city’s ruined airport tower, army and air force medics said they had treated around 1,000 people for cuts, bruises, lacerations and deep wounds. “It’s overwhelming,” said air force Capt. Antonio Tamayo. “We need more medicine. We cannot give anti-tetanus vaccine shots because we have none.” The longer survivors go without access to clean water, food, shelter and medical help, the greater chance of disease breaking out and people dying as a result of wounds sustained in the storm. Thousands of typhoon victims were trying to get out of Tacloban. They camped at the airport and ran onto the tarmac when planes came in, surging past a broken iron fence and a few soldiers and police trying to control them. Most didn’t make it aboard the military flights out of the city. Damaged infrastructure and bad communications links made a conclusive death toll difficult to estimate. The official toll from a national disaster agency rose to 1,774 on Tuesday. Earlier, two officials on the ground had said they feared as many as 10,000 might be dead, but in a televised interview on CNN on Tuesday, President Benigno Aquino III said the death toll could be closer to 2,000 or 2,500.

The dead, decomposing and stinking, litter the streets or are buried in the debris. There is also growing concern about recovering corpses from throughout the disaster zone. “It really breaks your heart when you see them,” said Maj. Gen. Romeo Poquiz, commander of the 2nd Air Division. “We’re limited with manpower, the expertise, as well as the trucks that have to transport them to different areas for identification,” Poquiz said. “Do we do a mass burial, because we can’t identify them anymore? If we do a mass burial, where do you place them?” Most Tacloban residents spent a rainy night wherever they could — in the ruins of destroyed houses, in the open along roadsides and shredded trees. Some slept under tents brought in by the government or relief groups. “There is no help coming in. They know this is a tragedy. They know our needs are urgent. Where is the shelter?” said Aristone Balute’s granddaughter, Mylene, who was also at the airport. “We are confused. We don’t know who

is in charge.” Damaged roads and other infrastructure are complicating relief efforts. Government officials and police and army officers are in many cases among the victims themselves, hampering coordination. The typhoon destroyed military buildings that housed 1,000 soldiers in Leyte province. There were other distractions, including a jailbreak in Tacloban. Army Brig. Gen. Virgilio Espineli, the deputy regional military commander, said he wasn’t sure how many of the 600 inmates fled. At Matnog, the port for ferries leaving for Samar island, dozens of trucks piled high with aid were waiting to cross. In Manila, soldiers loaded pallets of water, medical supplies and food into C-130 planes bound for the disaster area. The U.N. said it had released $25 million in emergency funds to pay for shelter materials and household items, and for assistance with the provision of health services, safe water supplies and sanitation facilities.

The USS George Washington is headed toward the region with massive amounts of water and food, but the Pentagon said the aircraft carrier won’t arrive until Thursday. The U.S. also said it is providing $20 million in immediate aid. Aid totaling tens of millions of dollars has been pledged by many other countries, including Japan, Australia and Britain, which is sending a Royal Navy vessel. For now, relief has come to a lucky few, including Joselito Caimoy, a 42-year-old truck driver. He was able to get his wife, son and 3-year-old daughter on a flight out of Tacloban. They embraced in a tearful goodbye, but Caimoy stayed behind to guard what’s left of his home and property. “People are just scavenging in the streets. People are asking food from relatives, friends. The devastation is too much. ... The malls, the grocery stories have all been looted,” he said. “They’re empty. People are hungry. And they (the authorities) cannot control the people.” The storm also killed eight people in

southern China and inflicted hundreds of millions of dollars in damage to farming and fishing industries, Chinese state media reported Tuesday. The Philippines, an archipelago nation of more than 7,000 islands, is annually buffeted by tropical storms and typhoons, but Haiyan was an especially large catastrophe. Its winds were among the strongest ever recorded, and it may have killed more people than the previous deadliest Philippine storm, Thelma, in which about 5,100 people died in the central Philippines in 1991. The country’s deadliest disaster on record was the 1976 magnitude-7.9 earthquake that triggered a tsunami in the Moro Gulf in the southern Philippines, killing 5,791 people. Tacloban is near Red Beach on Leyte Island, where U.S. Gen. Douglas MacArthur waded ashore in 1944 during World War II and fulfilled his famous pledge: “I shall return.” The scene is re-created in a monument on the shore. After the typhoon, one of the seven statues — but not the one of MacArthur himself — was toppled over.

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Jackson named to national watch list By Austin Reynolds For the third consecutive season, the Memphis Tigers men’s basketball team has a player named to the John R. Wooden Award watch list. Senior point guard Joe Jackson was named to the watch list for the second time in his career. He also received the recognition during the 2011-12 season. “That’s the reason why I came to Memphis, because I’m used to seeing good guards play at Memphis,” Jackson said. “(Having Tigers players on the list three years in a row) is really nothing that’s extraordinary. They’re (voters) used to seeing talent at Memphis, so they’re just recognizing the city and this team for having good players.” Head coach Josh Pastner stressed his players must

work to earn any preseason recognition they receive. “It’s great for our program,” he said. “It’s great for the individual player. Now again, when we get on the court, we’ve gotta produce and earn it.” Last season Jackson posted career bests in nearly every statistical category, averaging 13.6 points, 3.3 rebounds and 4.8 assists while shooting 52 percent from the floor and 45 percent from beyond the arc. The Tigers finished with a record of 31-5, making it to the third round of the NCAA tournament. The Wooden Award is a national player of the year award given to the best college basketball player in the nation as voted on by experts across the country. University of Michigan point guard Trey Burke won the award last year and was selected with the ninth pick in the 2013 NBA draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves before he was traded to the Utah Jazz on draft night. At the beginning of every season, a watch list of 50 players is released. The Tigers open up the 2013-14 season at the FedExForum on Thursday night against the Austin Peay Governors. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.


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Senior Joe Jackson, who scored seven points and hauled in five rebounds against Christian Brothers University, was named to the 2013-14 Wooden Award watch list.

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Women’s basketball player receives conference accolade By Meagan Nichols The American Athletic Conference took note of one University of Memphis women’s basketball player on Monday after her solid performance in the season opening weekend. The American named redshirt freshman Mooriah Rowser the Freshman of the Week. The young Tiger led the U of M in scoring in game one Friday with 15 points against East Tennessee State University and was second on the team in that category against Samford University on Sunday, adding 13 to the board. Head women’s basketball coach Melissa McFerrin said after missing a year due to injury, Rowser goes to the gym everyday and puts in the work. “I’m not surprised that Mooriah has come back strong, even in the early part of the season,” McFerrin said. “The good thing is that Mooriah is doing the things that we expect her to do. She is hitting pull-up jumpers. She’s a great mid-range player. She’s a great lane runner, and those are the things she did to score for us.” The Tigers squeaked by ETSU in overtime to collect the 77-74 victory Friday but received the bitter taste of defeat Sunday against Samford. With four seconds left on the clock, down by one, the U of M’s final shot attempt was no good. Samford went to the free throw line one last time, sinking one of the two baskets, and the Tigers stepped off their own court with the 62-60 loss. Rowser saw 30 minutes of playing time in Friday’s game and 29 minutes against Samford. “The other good news is that she’s (Rowser) not 100 percent yet,” McFerrin said. “We can still plan on seeing some improvement from Mooriah — I think particularly on the defensive side of the basketball. But we brought Mooriah here to be impactful, and she’s proven that she is going to do that, even in the American Athletic Conference.” Also making women’s basketball news this week was senior transfer Jasbriell Swain. The team announced Tuesday that the NCAA granted Swain a transfer waiver. The new Tiger

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is now eligible to play with the team for the remainder of the 2013-14 season. Swain comes to Memphis via Binghamton University, where she spent the last three years playing for the Bearcats. As a junior, Swain appeared in all 30 games for Binghamton and started all but one. The veteran guard was named to the American East All-Defensive Team following her junior campaign. The Memphis native now comprises one of the three seniors on the Memphis squad. The U of M is back in action at 6 p.m. on Friday when they head to Dayton, Ohio, to face the Raiders of Wright State University.


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Redshirt freshman Mooriah Rowser was one for two from the free throw line during Sunday’s game against Samford University. Rowser was named the Freshman of the Week by the American Athletic Conference on Monday.

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