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Tyler Rosenthal z The Signal STACY HAWKING and Ben Perry perform during the “Harrison, TX” dress rehearsal. The play debuts tonight at 7:30 in Verser Theater and runs through Sunday afternoon.

In essence, that is what all the characters in the plays are striving after: connection and intimacy with other humans. Each play looks at this striving, this human connection that we all have, through a slightly different lens.”

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  As anyone can see from all the different flags hung from the poles in the center of campus, Ouachita is a diverse campus. Ouachita has students from over 29 different countries around the world, and the people in charge of the international club want to make them feel as welcome as possible. The International Club is for all the international students on campus, as well as American students who want to learn about foreign cultures.   “International Club is here to connect American students with the internationals,” said Michele Perez, senior business administration and management major here president of the International Club. “We want the international students to be able to adjust to the Ouachita culture and get used to going to an American university.”   The International Club holds weekly meetings so that

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international students can get to know each other and plan for upcoming events put on by the club.   “We meet every Monday night at nine in McClellen 205,” Perez said. “We hold different events throughout the year, such as the International Food Festival. That’s our biggest event for the entire year, but we also have smaller events such as trips to Little Rock and Hot Springs to introduce the international students to the Arkansas culture.”   Aside from planning out trips and festivals, the club also gives international students an opportunity to share their culture with others, and gives American students an opportunity to learn.   “Sometimes we let one of the students give a presentation about their country, their culture or just tell some specifics about where they’re from,” said Perez. “Everyone gets to

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  Whether students graduate from college, graduate school or medical school there is an indefinite end to the career of a student and a blossoming beginning to the so called “real world.”   Students will leave the comfort of school and embark into the world of adults where they are ultimately required to get a job. While it sounds scary, Ouachita provides an opportunity to test the waters with the career fair.   The career fair is held each semester to give students an opportunity to learn about internships, full-time and part-time jobs with the participating organizations. For students getting close to graduation, the career fair is a chance to find a job after college, but it also has benefits for underclassmen as well.   Through the career fair, underclassmen are given the opportunity to explore future employment ideas and ca-

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There are many questions students face when entering college and even more as they begin the voyage into the “real world.” What am I doing, where am I going and how do I get there? Where do my priorities lie and what will happen if I can’t do it all? Before getting too bogged down, students can rest assured that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Career Services is available as a launching point for every Ouachita student, no matter their classification. Whether you are an upperclassman preparing for your life ahead or a freshman that doesn’t know where to begin, you are not on this journey alone. Career Services is an organization at Ouachita whose main goal is equipping students with the answers, opportunities and connections needed to succeed both on campus and off. It’s never too early to start taking advantage of all that Career Services has to offer. “I really hope that more people will get involved with Career Services as a freshman or a sophomore,” said Aly Smith, a sophomore Mass Communications major, “be-

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reers, experience internships and find what jobs are a good fit for them.   “I know a lot of freshmen and sophomores don't think that career-focused events are relevant to them but the truth is, the earlier you begin to discern the type of jobs you like and don't like and recognize the skills you possess and those you need to build and sharpen, the less anxiety you will face as you enter senior year,” said Lauren Land, director of Career Services.   “Securing a great internship or job does not come by accident,” said Land. “It takes advanced planning and real investment but the process can be a lot more enjoyable and exciting with such planning.”   The job or internship search does not have to be stressful if students follow a few tips like early preparation and research.   “Start preparing your resume before you begin searching for a job. Analyze what you’ve done and what you need to do to be competitive

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  Ouachita Department of Theater Arts will present the spring theater production, Harrison, TX, in Ouachita’s Verser Theater on Feb. 21-25.   The series of one-act plays by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Horton Foote will include “Blind Date,” “The Dancers” and “Spring Dance,” all of which are set in the fictional town of Harrison, Texas. Performances will be held at 7:30 each evening, except Sunday, which will feature a 2:30 p.m. matinee. Tickets are $8 each and are available for purchase at www.obu.edu/boxoffice. Daniel Inouye, assistant professor of theater arts and director of the play, handpicked the three one-acts because he said he enjoys “Horton Foote’s work and his capacity to create nuanced and interesting characters within his plays.”   The common thread for all three one-acts “is the idea of a dance and what it means to people who are trying to connect with others,” Inouye said. “In essence, that is what all the characters in the plays are striving after: connection and intimacy with other

humans. Each play looks at this striving, this human connection that we all have, through a slightly different lens.”   The first one-act, “Blind Date,” is the comedy. Set in the 1920s, it’s a touching and funny story of what befalls a fluttery, well-meaning aunt when she tries to arrange a date for her visiting—and uncooperative—niece.   “Boy meets girl; girl doesn’t like boy. Aunt and uncle try to get girl and boy to connect; hilarity ensues,” said Sara Cat Williams, a freshman biology major from Roland, Ark., who plays the aunt, Dolores. She is a “meddlesome but very loving aunt who is attempting to set up her niece Sarah Nancy … with a young man named Felix.”   The cast for “Blind Date” also includes Stacy Hawking, a freshman musical theater major from Sherwood, Ark.; Ben Perry, a senior musical theater major from North Little Rock, Ark.; and Garrett Whitehead, a junior musical theater major from Cleburne, Texas.   The second one-act, “The Dancers,” is the serious

son, vice president of communications. “He was elected president in 1886 at age 29 and was responsible for recruiting students, hiring faculty and developing the Arkadelphia campus.” As Ouachita’s first presi-

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for the jobs that you want,” said Land. “Research places you would like to work and take a look at job descriptions that they post to get a better sense of what the day-to-day work looks like and the skills they are looking for in their employees.   “And finally, let people know you are looking for a job or internship. You might learn of opportunities that you would not otherwise know about.”   Even though the career fair takes place on campus, there are still protocols to be observed when attending. Students should bring up to 50 copies of their resumes to hand out to the owners of the visiting businesses and gather as many business cards as possible from the participating representatives.   Attire for the fair should be professional or business casual and should not include jeans, shorts, ten nis shoes, flip flops and Tsee CAREER FAIR z 2

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TOWN HALL Meeting with Congressman Tom Cotton will take place tonight at Hickingbotham Young Auditorium from 5- 6 p.m. For more information, contact: Vanessa Moody at Vanessa.moody@mail. house.gov

NATS COMPETITION will take place Saturday and Sunday in Mabee Fine Arts Center. For more information, contact: Jon Secrest at secrestj@ obu.edu

SPRING PLAY will take place from tonight through Feb. 25 at Verser Theater from 7:30- 9:30 p.m. Sunday’s showing will take place at 2:30 p.m. For more information, contact: Daniel Inouye at inouyed@ obu.edu

ETA ALPHA OMEGA DATE AUCTION will take place Tuesday, Feb. 26. From 7- 8 p.m. at the Tiger Den. For more information, contact: Adam Jones at jon53336@obu.edu

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drama. Horace is an “almostoff-to-college teenager whose obsessive sister is constantly trying to force him to be involved with people, when he’d rather be reading a book,” said Timothy Drennan, a senior musical theater major from Paron, Ark., who plays the teenager Horace. “She sets him up on a date, which launches him into the world of girls, completely foreign territory to him, and the show focuses on his interactions with one in particular, Mary Catherine Davis.   “He wants desperately to be able to escape his introverted isolation, but he’s scared of conversations,” Drennan added. “Horace is more or less me if I had never come out of my shell in high school.   “People were rather scary to me and I felt a lot safer reading a book than talking to other people. So, playing Horace is, in a weird sense, like visiting an old friend.”   Other cast members include: Mattie Bogoslavsky, a freshman musical theater major from North Little Rock, Ark.; Amanda Murray, a senior musical theater major from Racine, Wis.;

Kaylee Nebe, a junior musical theater major from Mesquite, Texas; Alexis Nichols, a senior musical theater major from Sugar Land, Texas.   Others Joe Ochterbeck, a junior theater major from Maumelle, Ark.; Jessica Smith, a sophomore musical theater major from Van Buren, Ark.; Ben Stidham, a sophomore musical theater major from Dallas, Texas; Cami Willis, a junior musical theater major from Flower Mound, Texas; and Betsy Wilson, a senior musical theater major from Katy, Texas.   The final one-act, “Spring Dance,” is the tragedy. Heather White, a senior musical theater major from Houston, Texas, plays Annie, a young housewife who has been confined to a sanatorium. She and the other inmates are completely divorced from reality.   “Her father was shot and killed in front of her when she was younger,” White said. “But, surprisingly, it wasn’t until the birth of her second child that the side effects from the trauma set in.   Her husband did the best he could to take care of her until the problem became too severe and he had to send her to the asylum.   “The play is all about how

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the people in this asylum are trying so desperately to maintain connection with one another, and there are moments that are just so sweet that they make you want to cry,” White added.   “’Spring Dance’ isn’t just about a bunch of crazy people. It’s about real people that have been brought through difficult circumstances and what it is about them that got them to this point. … I’m excited for the audience to get to come on the ride with these characters and experience and feel the things they feel.”   Tickets for the show may be purchased at the Jones Performing Arts Center Box Office weekdays from 1-5 p.m. and one hour before show times.   Tickets for the show may also be purchased with credit card by phone or online at www.obu.edu/boxoffice.  For more information about the Spring play, call the Ouachita box office at (870) 245-5555 during regular box office hours Monday through Friday from 1-5 p.m. Also, each current Ouachita student may receive one free ticket to the show by presenting his or her student ID at the box office in Jones Performing Arts Center. n

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shirts.   Before the career fair, it is important to “do your homework on each organization you plan to talk to,” Land said.   “Visiting company websites, becoming familiar with their fields, and having a few questions in mind for the recruiters are good ways to stand out and be competitive.”   The career fair will take place on Thursday, March 7 in the Walker Conference Center from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. but students can prepare before hand in the Career Expo Bootcamp.

  “This is an everything you need to know workshop that will give students a quick overview of the best ways to prepare for the event: resume overview, personal branding and elevator speech, researching the participating organizations and how to maximize contacts made at the Career Expo,” said Land.   This event will be held on Friday March 1 at noon in the Alumni Room.   For more information about the Spring Career Fair or other career services events, contact Lauren Land through email at landl@obu.edu or through phone by calling (870) 2455593. n


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located in an entertainment district of Kansas City, Mo. exploded into flames Tuesday evening, launching broken glass, brick and other debris into its surroundings and injuring more than a dozen people. According to Rhonda Flores, a spokesperson for the police department, there were no initial reports of deaths, but some people were critically injured. Late Tuesday night, firemen were searching through the rubble for signs of people trapped inside the restaurant, called JJ’s. Many people in the surrounding area complained about the smell of gas during the day and because of the odor, JJ’s was not operating its kitchen during the time of the blast, reported KSHBTV. The fire burned for more than an hour, leaving residents who had been evacuated from nearby buildings standing on the sidewalk Tuesday evening. n

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including four children, were kidnapped in northern Cameroon on Tuesday, making this the second large scale hostage taking in the region in four days. The French president and foreign minister pointed the finger at Islamic terrorist groups operating across the border in northeast Nigeria, possibly including the deadly Boko Haram terrorist organization. The people camped on Monday night in Waza National Park in the far north of Cameroon and set out early Tuesday morning for the animal reserve of Kalamaloue, where they were going to view elephants, a Cameroon park official said. A security official said the group was seized near the frontier town of Dabanga and was then taken across the Nigerian border into a semi-desert region where Boko Haram has its base. The seven people are all members of the same family. n

SCIENCE ― According to Space.com, the mass of the particle that may be the Higgs boson discovered in July 2012 at the world’s largest particle accelerator facility at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, may suggest that the universe has a finite lifespan. The mass of the particle, which was uncovered at the Large Hadron Collider, is a key ingredient in a calculation that portends the future of space and time. The calculation tells us that many tens of billions of years from now, there’ll be a catastrophe that will destroy the universe in an instantaneous, but violent, event, according to Joseph Lykken, a theoretical physicist at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Bataviam Ill. The discovery of this particle, if it really is the Higgs boson, not only confirms the theory on how particles get mass, but it also allows scientists to make new calculations that were not possible. n

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the World Health Organiztion (WHO) warned “synthetic chemicals” had “serious implications” for human health. The WHO suggested so-called “gender-bending” compound found in toys, PVC flooring and even credit cards should be banned in order to protect children. More research is needed to fully understand the links between endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and “specific diseases and disorders.” The study also found links between exposure to EDCs and health problems such as testicular problems, breast, prostate and thyroid cancer, developmental effects on the nervous system in children and attention deficit and hyperactivity in children. The WHO said the study was the most “comprehensive” report on EDCs to date because it has evaluated several chemicals and related evidence rather than focusing on just one. n

Compiled by Sam Cushman, News Editor. Sources: who.int, telegraph.co.uk, nytimes.com, digitaljournal.com, space.com, nytimes.com.

Legislative Updates from Arkansas’s State Capitol Academic Challenge Scholarship

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  A bill restructuring the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship program handily cleared the state House of Representatives on Monday. Due to budgetary constraints and the lack of money generated by the Arkansas Lottery, Rep. Jeremy Gillam, R-Judonsia, is sponsoring House Bill 1295, which seeks to cut the amount awarded to scholarship recipients at universities based on a tiered system. The proposed changes

  The Arkansas House of Representatives voted in favor (70-11) of a bill last Friday that would allow employees of the state’s higher education institutions with concealed handgun carry permits to carry weapons on campus. House Bill 1243 was filed by Rep. Charlie Collins, R-Fayetteville, to allow concealed handguns on campus because he said “we’ve got a serious problem in America.” If the bill becomes law, employees with

would mean that students receiving the scholarship would only be awarded $2,000 during the first year, $3,000 the second year, $4,000 the third year and $5,000 the fourth year. First time recipients of the scholarship at community and other twoyear colleges would receive $2,000 a year for two years and would be eligible for larger amounts if they decided to transfer to a four-year school. n

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learn something new.”   The International Club believes that what they do is important, and that it can help international students overcome the anxieties that they may experience when coming to a new place that they are not used to.   “In my personal experience as an international, coming to a different place with a completely different culture and atmosphere can be intimidating,” Perez said. “It’s good to have a place where you can find other people that you can relate with. Even for Americans, some of them that come to International Club are outside of the Ouachita culture. International Club is important because it gives people a place where they can feel like they belong.”   International Club provides a unique experience for anyone wanting to step outside the bubble and learn about different countries and cultures.   “We live out in the middle of Arkansas where there isn’t much culture,” said Dave Fair, sophomore philosophy major. “Most of the foreign people who go to Ouachita are members of the international club, so it’s always good to get to meet them and talk with them.”   Overall, the International Club’s goal is to welcome all international students to Ouachita with open arms and educate others about foreign cultures along the way.   “I want people to understand that international club is not just for internationals,” Perez said. “America is also a country, it’s different from my country and it’s different from a lot of the countries that the other internationals come from. It’s cool to be different, and we embrace that in everyone.” n

concealed handgun carry permits would be able to carry concealed handguns on their campuses unless the governing board of the university or college opts out of the provision. Collins said that armed staff members would be an effective deterrent to violent criminals and could prevent a mass shooting, such as rampages at Virginia Tech and other universities that have occured in recent years. n

Taking the world by surprise, Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation Feb. 11, making him the first pope to do so in nearly 600 years. The unexpected resignation has sparked conversation around the world. Benedict was elected in 2005 as one of the oldest popes; he is now 85. Catholic student and senior biology major Jason Pulano: In a small Bible belt town with Baptist churches on every corner such as Arkadelphia, the Catholic faith is often glazed over. Recently however, the bubble, and the world has had its eyes on this sect of Christians. As a Catholic, the Pope is viewed as the leader of the Church. For protestant denominations to understand more clearly, the Pope is seen as the team captain. He has the overall best interest of the team and the coach in mind. Pope Benedict has quoted his age as the reasoning behind is resignation. After John Paul II’s death in 2005, Benedict became the new leader of the Church at the age of 78. Benedict will go on to transcend time as his papacy will be remembered for his teaching, his reforms, as well as his trials.

RESTAURANT REVIEW: RIVER RIDGE ICE CREAM & DESSERTS

Food tastes good, prices too high By TANNER WARD Editor-in-Chief

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River Ridge Ice Cream & Dessert z Courtesy S’MORES CUPCAKES are just one of a variety of dessert choices that River Ridge Ice Cream & Dessert offers its customers.

I loved their cupcakes, especially the s’mores one, but I would only buy them on special occassions. — JUDITH BRIZUELA

I kind of enjoyed their thrownback atmoshpere, but I’m still a much bigger fan of Cold Stone’s ice cream.” — BRITTNEY JONES

  One mention of the 50s instantly brings thoughts of jukeboxes playing Elvis, classic cars and the all-American soda shop. One place trying to recreate these memories is River Ridge Ice Cream and Desserts in Caddo Valley.   A small outfit located in the Valley Exxon station at 142 Valley St., the front room is decorated with 50s-era advertising and a jukebox that has been modified to include an iPod dock. There are a few pub tables and a larger round table to enjoy whatever treat (or two) you purchased. The chairs are red vinyl and chromed, just like you’d expect from your favorite soda shop along Route 66.   Moving back to the room where the counter is, there is an entire chalkboard wall listing the shop’s ice cream concoctions. Atop the counter are two cases, one with various fla-

vors of ice cream and another full of various cupcakes and pastries. There is a vintagelooking (brand new) Coke machine with classic glass-bottled sodas.   Aside from ice cream and desserts, River Ridge sells milkshakes and cappuccinos.   While we were there, we tried several of the ice cream mixtures, all of which were good. (We snuck a peek in the ice cream cooler; they use Blue Bell brand, which always tastes great.) You can get yours in either a waffle bowl (with or without chocolate), a waffle cone or a cup.   We also tried a basic cake batter milkshake; unless you are dying of thirst, the medium size is more than enough.   The pastry and cupcake selection varies day to day based on what the bakers make each morning.   The day we popped in happened to be a customer appreciation day because the Facebook page had reached 1,000 likes, and mini cupcakes were free for the taking. We tried

a basic white cupcake with white icing, which was just okay. However, the chocolate cupcake with white icing was delicious and tasted almost like an Oreo.   The cinnamon roll tasted fine; we made a mistake when asking for it to be iced. The icing came from a squeeze ketchup-like packet, and tasted like it.   Our biggest complaint about River Ridge Ice Cream and Desserts: the price. For a shake and cinnamon roll, we dished out $9.00. Just a shake cost us $5.49. Broke college students won’t be able to keep up with prices like that. Although they do use the new Square iPhone credit card payment system, so you can at least pay all those dollars in a neat way.   According to River Ridge’s Facebook page, it opened last May. Hours are Monday through Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. For more information about the store call them at 870-260-5480. n


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Kristen Barnard z The Signal JEANETTE TAYLOR cooks pancakes in the international line during dinner. “Showtime with Jeanette” has been a staple at Ouachita for many years, and Taylor has become a favorite of the students. Scan QR code to view Rapid Fire video.

‘Doing What I Do Best’ Mrs. Jeanette celebrates 15 years serving with smile, getting to know students through international line   “We were engaged for about a year and a half,” she said. “We got married at the courthouse and it was so special – @TannerWard we spent time together and just chilled, just had fun.” trips to the Ouachita   Taylor described her husband as “real Commons are nice, sweet, exciting, fun to be around.” complete without   “We like doing things together,” she stopping by the international line to see said. “He’s mostly a homebody; he what Jeanette Taylor is cooking. doesn’t work and stays home most of   Always wearing a white Sodexo the time. If he goes anywhere, we go chef’s coat with her name embroidered together.” on the left chest and a cap, Mrs.   Stewart has five grown children; Jeanette, as she is affectionately referred Taylor has three: son Frank and to by students, makes something fresh daughters Genterris and Nashanna. every lunch and dinner. After fifteen   Taylor is a member of Greater years working in Ouachita’s cafeteria, Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist she brings the same enthusiasm she Church. In addition to going to church, brought when she first started. she said she likes to spend time with   “It’s exciting to work in here,” she her grandkids and go shopping. R&B is said with a chuckle, “serving the kids her favorite kind of music. and talking with them.”   “I like jazz, some pop; rap, so so,”   Taylor admits her favorite part of her she said. “I don’t care for that much job is interacting with the students. rap. I mean, I’ll listen to it as long as it   “I like getting to know [the students] doesn’t have a lot of bad language in it, and being friends with them,” she said. but other than that, I like R&B.” “I just enjoy them, being around them,   Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always and a lot of them come to me and talk Love You” is her favorite song. to me about their problems and things,   “I love that song,” Taylor said. and I enjoy that.” “[When Houston   A native of passed away,] my Hollandale, Miss., a heart just broke. I even small town along the caught myself crying Mississippi River, – tears were running she lived there for 22 from my eyes. years before moving   “I like Whitney. I to Chicago with her couldn’t believe it boyfriend of the time. though. It took me a   “Chicago was a lot while to really believe of fun; there are a lot that she was gone.” of things to do there,”   Taylor also likes she said. dancing and going to   It was her mom’s the movies. battle with cancer   She said she got that brought her to her start in cooking Arkadelphia. because of her mom.   “When I came, she   “I’ve just been didn’t want me to cooking all my life,” — JEANETTE TAYLOR she said. “My mom go back to Chicago,” Taylor said. “She said, had us in the kitchen ‘Chicago ain’t no place for you and I cooking, and I’ve been cooking ever don’t want to hear that my daughter is since.” in Chicago,’ so after she passed away, I   She said she does a lot of “country just stayed. cooking,” also stemming from her   “She wanted me to stay, so I said I mom. could at least to that, stay around here.”   “I don’t know if you’ve ever heard of   Nineteen years later, she is still here – chitlins,” she said. “Yeah, she cooked now with a brand new husband. Taylor, chitlins and maybe mustard turnip 48, married James Stewart, 54, on Dec. greens and yams and cornbread, some 21, 2012. mac and cheese – yeah, she used to

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It’s exciting to work in here, serving the kids and talking with them. I like getting to know [the students] and being friends with them.”

PERSPECTIVES Jeanette Taylor, sodexo

Birthday: Feb. 20 Home: Hollandale, Miss. Favorite Color: Purple Favorite Food: Meatloaf Favorite Music: R&B Biggest Influence: My mom As a child, I wanted to: Run track cook everything.”   Her favorite food to eat is meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, macaroni and cheese, greens and cornbread.   Taylor said her favorite dishes to cook at Ouachita include quesadillas, omelets and smoothies. Students have taken a liking to her pancakes.   “Ain’t no secret [recipe],” she said. “Ain’t nothing special about it; maybe they like it because I have all the different kinds of chocolate chips out there. I know they love chocolate chip pancakes, so if we have them I try to have them out here with all different kinds of chips.”   As for the other meals she prepares, she said her seasoning is the secret.   “I just fix what they tell me to fix, but I season it the way I want it to be seasoned, because I know how I want my food to taste,” she said. “I fix it the way I want to fix it and I taste it to make sure it is right and everything because I know if I like it, they’ll probably like it.”   Taylor’s day starts at 9:30 a.m., when she clocks in.   “Then I say good morning to everybody and start preparing for lunch,” she said. “After lunch I clean up my station and I take my break. When I come back off my break, I start with dinner for 4:30.”   After dinner, she cleans again before leaving for the night.   “Her positive energy, it’s contagious,” said Jon Fitzgerald, Sodexo’s general manager. “She’s always in a good mood and people like that.”   Though not the longest-serving

Something I hope to accomplish: I want to quit smoking cigarettes. I don’t smoke much, only about one cigarette a day, so I know I could quit. If I had to choose another job, I would: Still do what I do. Maybe be a chef, have my own restaurant, just cooking and serving people. member of the dining staff, Fitzgerald said “she’s a staple” in the cafeteria. She has been at the international line, doing “Showtime by Jeanette,” most of her time here.   “When I got here, she said, ‘I’m kind of tired of [the international line]; I want to try something else,” Fitzgerald said, “so we moved her to the bakery for just a brief time, just two or three weeks. But Showtime was not a good thing anymore, so we moved her back and she hasn’t left there since.   “That’s her thing. She’s good at it, she knows what to do. She comes in and looks at the recipes and that’s what she’ll go with that day.”   Fitzgerald said some improvements are coming to the international line over the summer to expand what Taylor can cook.   “We’re actually trying to get a full grill up there, like a flat top with some charcoal and gas burners so she can really cook up there,” he said. “That’s where I want to get with Showtime.”   Taylor said this has been her favorite job.   “It’s fun being out there letting the kids see me do what I do best,” she said.   For students, Taylor’s smile is a bright spot in days full of the stress of classes, exams and homework.   “Mrs. Jeanette always brightens my day with her kindness,” said Nathan Dickard, a sophomore mass communications, Christian studies and biblical languages major. “She’s always smiling when she hands you your food and wishes you a good day.” n

In last week’s Signal, we inadvertantly chose the wrong yearbook portrait for Mary Katherine Webster. We apologize for the error.


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Split-screen co-op will be missed NOAH HUTCHINSON Opinions Editor

  I love technology. The more advanced technology

we invent, the closer we get to putting me in a situation where I might get to put the coup de grace on an alien by shooting into the unforgiving maw of space via air lock. Although I’ll have to settle on conquering all of the wimpy earth animals before I move on to xenomorphs, the new advances we see in technology practically every week are pretty awesome in themselves.   Duel AA-12 wielding helicopter robot? Awesome. Barbells that allow for five more 45 pound plates per side? Fantastic. Phone that can play the Ultimate Warrior’s intro music while simultaneously running Duke Nukem 3D in its entirety? You should be uncomfortable with how excited I am right now.   However, as technology continues to grow, we leave a lot of the old things behind. I was perfectly fine with this out-with-the-old-in-with-the-new attitude until it got its cold, internet based death grip around the neck of split-screen video games.   Last weekend, without a second thought, I picked up a copy of “Dead Space 3”, anticipating the usual

bro-moments that go hand in hand with pistol whipping a bunch of patchwork zombie meat puppets back to death. However, to my dismay, cooperative multiplayer was only available to those playing online. The game only supports two players. Somebody made a two player game and didn’t even stop to think that it might be a good idea to make the co-op campaign available to people sitting in the same room together.   This isn’t the first time in the past year or so that this has happened to me. “Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City” (which was a terrible game, by the way) was literally made for co-op multiplayer, but didn’t allow for split-screen. If you played through the campaign for “Call of Duty: Black Ops II”, you know that every mission with Mason and Woods had multiplayer written all over it. They were like the Butch and Sundance of Vietnam. That story was full of bro moments just waiting for another sentient being to step in and experience it with you. In a game that people buy almost exclusively for the multiplayer aspect, they tarnished a level where I got to fire a light machine gun while riding a horse by sticking me with a computer that hits probably 10 percent of everything it shoots at.   Meanwhile, I’m still playing Horde 2.0 on “Gears of War 3” whenever I need quality space commando adventures with my bros, and over on Machinima Team Respawn, they’re playing the likes of “Sniper Elite V2” and “Aliens: Colonial Marine”

  I doubt anybody reading this article has even heard of Sniper Elite, and Aliens is so eye-gougingly terrible that people would’ve still turned their noses up at it back in the PS2 days. They were made for split-screen though, and that makes the difference.   If not for the split-screen co-op option on “Halo 4”’s campaign mode, I’d have probably just skipped over it, picked up my incineration cannon and got right to ruining the online experience of random people on the internet. However, I’ve had too many memorable split-screen co-op experiences to just let it go to waste.   Game developers need to realize that even though people act like high speed internet has been placed right up there with food, water and sunlight, we still have real friends that we see in real life. XxxNyTe_ StAlKeRxxX may always be online when you need a good shotgun guy in a heated game of king of the hill, but sometimes people just want a regular old video game night with their friends that they’ve actually met in person.   I’m not saying that all games are getting rid of splitscreen co-op, but I am saying that it’s happening more than it used to. “Battlefield 3” and “Crysis 3” opted to leave it out as well. If it doesn’t stop, all those dusty N64’s that have been resurfacing lately might be getting more attention than they’re used to. I’m starting to see why a lot of my friends can still play the original “Super Smash Brothers” like a seven year old that just snorted a line of fun dip. n

Let your inner diva within take over By ANDREA LOCK Staff Writer

  I bet you’re asking yourself “Why did she choose this topic?” Well, I got into the show Glee a couple of years ago, and last week’s episode “Diva” really inspired me. The music and the attitude that was in the air felt incredible and I got to thinking, how can we, both men and women, ignite the diva inside that has been lying dormant?   Being a diva isn’t just about being a successful and glamorous singer or some high handed prima donna. No, being a diva is all about your personality plus a pinch of attitude that helps you exude confidence to stand apart in this world. If you want to be that person that stands alone in the crowd, you need to be approachable, but not arrogant or haughty, which is what many people think when they hear the term “diva.” That is far from correct.

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  Acting like a diva is about your bearing, your one of a kind smile, the cheeky smirk that makes people do a double take. It is about the way you see yourself.   We all have the potential to be a diva and it takes more than one night to channel it, so here are a few tips to make you feel like one every day.   Number one: your schedule is the same, day in and day out, am I right? Well, try something new and see how refreshing it feels. For example, take an extra ten minutes out of your day to stand in front of the mirror and give yourself a pep talk. It’s a rejuvenating confidence booster.   Number two: be calm and collected. While everyone else is going berserk about their problems, just be still. Just listen and think of your own solution.   Number three: acquire a poker face. When the situation calls for it, you don’t want your face to give away your

emotions. Trust me; it really is discouraging when you can be read just by the look on your face.   Number four: pamper yourself. Stress can damage the body in more ways than we can count, so take a day off. When you take care of your body, your soul and your mind are invigorated.   Number five: listen to the four year old inside. There are certain times when we must act professional and responsible, but not all the time. Go out and have a harmless prank war with a couple of friends or fill a few super soakers with Coke and have a blast.   Lastly, number six: enjoy each day to its fullest. We are not promised tomorrow, so go out of your way to make the best out of the day. Try going out and performing a random act of kindness for someone. Give more hugs. Make someone a cup of tea when they need it (never underestimate the power of a

Acting like a diva is about your bearing, your one of a kind smile, the cheeky smirk that makes people do a double take. It is about the way you see yourself.” cup of tea).   To sum it up, walk out of your home every day with a killer smile and a perky attitude. Only then will you summon the diva inside. Pattie LaBelle had once said that “if diva means giving your best, then yes, I guess I am a diva.”n

American Idol starts losing its edge KATHLEEN SUIT Staff Writer

  Honey, I want your dreams to come true as much as the next person. But surely I’m not the only one who thinks it is about time we draw the line, stop beating the poor dead horse and force this circus show into extinction.   I remember falling in love with American Idol. I loved the stories, the dreams come true, the performances and the magic of taking such ordinary people and metamorphosing them into extraordinary stars—when I was in the second grade and this phenomenon began, that is. Unfortunately, everyone knows that when it comes to entertainment, all good things must end. And the sooner the Fox network realizes this, the better.   Ratings have dropped to an all-time low this season, and it has not gone unnoticed. And isn’t it obvious the causes of this downward slippery slope? All you have to do it tune in to one episode from this season. It is almost so sad to me for these

contestants.   Every year you can expect the same thing from Idol. I guess, after all these years, I will give them that—they’ve got some impressive consistency… You know that starting off the New Year, American Idol will premiere with a week of some of the best voices you’ve ever heard singing A Capella (which seems to be all the rage recently, thank you “Pitch Perfect”), and an even bigger percentage of crazy wackos just this side of the nuthouse who have taken the process to ridiculous extremes to get their fifteen minutes of fame. And that’s the fun part.   Then we have another couple of months of Ryan Seacrest’s dramatic introductions and tired humor, a cast of contestants who, when you look back, all seem to fit into the same few character archetypes (bad boy, country girl, Jesus lover, homosexual and someone completely out of the box) and then we have the judges. Oh, the ever changing American Idol judges wheel…

Well, minus our dawg Randy Jackson which, either because they love him so much, or he has no other gig offers, is like the one guy I don’t think Idol will ever lose. “Randy Jackson is still on this show?” joked Luke Hillman as we flipped the channel to American Idol. “I thought he was dead.”   This year has a brand new, renovated panel of judges including, as expected, Randy Jackson, Keith Urban, Mariah Carey, and it-really-must-have-been-astarship-that-brought-herto-us Nikki Manaj. Now, instead of just three, we have four people up there telling us the same thing after every performance.   Now, for all of you die hard fans, please don’t send hate mail to my P.O. Box. As long as you keep on loving, and keep on voting, the horse may unfortunately have a few more seasons left in her. And as long as Idol is still somewhat “booming” we can count on it milking it ‘til the very end. As for me? After 12 long years, I think it’s time for me to change the channel. n

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Dr. Wesley Kluck z Courtesy ELISE HOLMAN brings the ball down the court as she sweeps past defenders, setting up the Lady Tigers for another Ouachita point. The Lady Tigers are currently 15-7.

Lady Tigers shoot for success this season By ANNA KUMPURIS Staff Writer

  Although the Ouachita Lady Tiger basketball team is currently down from a four-game losing streak with only three conference games left in the season, the team has still managed to exceed the expectations of many who predicted this season to be a rough one.   The Lady Tigers currently stand at an 18-7 win to loss record for this season after a close loss at the buzzer against Harding University, and an upsetting game against Arkansas Tech last week.   The Golden Suns of Arkansas Tech University are the leading team in the conference, and before the game last week the Lady Tigers were only one loss behind.   However, after a rough second half, the Lady Tigers lost 74-55, and it will now be very tough for the team to catch up with Arkansas Tech in the conference with just three games left against Northwestern Oklahoma, Southwestern Oklahoma, and Henderson State.   “We’ve had an outstanding season, and we do have a very difficult schedule,” said coach Garry Crowder. “Of course the road trip to Oklahoma will be real tough. It’s always difficult to go

up to the west part of Oklahoma and play, but we’re just taking it one game at a time and we’re going to see where we’re at in the end.”   Some of the recent losses could be attributed to the loss of several key players due to injuries.   Monica Williams, the team’s top scorer and rebounder, missed two games recently, as well as Kendra Coyle, who averages 10 points a game and was out for three games due to a back injury.   However, despite the injuries, the team has still done better than some expected for this season.   “We’ve had a lot of success in the past, and people thought we would be down this year because we lost five very talented seniors last year, but this team has surpassed what most people’s expectations were,” Crowder said.   “We have a young team, but this team has had great chemistry. They like each other, they work together and do a very good job of that, and get along and that plays a big part too in why we’ve had the success we’ve had.”   In recent seasons the Lady Tigers have made it to the NCAA tournament, and even into the Sweet 16 of the nation.   Although in comparison this season

may be less successful, Crowder, who has been coaching at Ouachita for 18 years, believes that this young team will do very well in the future, even with the loss of two seniors after this season, one of whom, Monica Williams is a team leader and an All-American candidate.   “I am very proud of my team and I love the chemistry that we have been able to develop over time together, on and off the court,” said Williams, an early childhood education major.   “I feel as if we weren’t expected to do well this year, based on the loss of our seniors from last year, but we’ve manage to change people’s thoughts and opinions, as the season has gone on.”   Though Williams has played a large role with the Lady Tigers this season, it is actually her first and only season to play basketball at Ouachita.   Williams transferred to Ouachita this year after playing one year at West Georgia last year, and two years at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith before that.   “I came to OBU to help strengthen my walk with Christ and also to be closer to my older brother, Belford Williams, who played basketball here and graduated from OBU, class of 2010,”

We lost five very talented seniors last year, but this team has surpassed what most people’s expectations were. — Garry Crowder Williams said. “This is my first year as an active player at OBU, but I feel like we’ve been together much longer than we have.”   Chemistry definitely seems to have played a role in the team’s success this season, and Crowder believes that it is key to success for any team.   “We’ve had teams that have been just as talented or more talented than this group, but they didn’t do as well because they didn’t get along as well,” Crowder said.   “This group really doesn’t care who gets the credit or who scores, they just want to win and they put the team first and when you do that you will have more success than if you didn’t.” n

Get ready for madness of March to begin CHELSEA BYERS Sports Editor

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  It is about that time again ladies and gentlemen - time to break out the brackets!   The NCAA is making its march towards madness, being that March Madness is right around the corner.   I can honestly say that I am so ready to make my bracket.   I’m sure Antwion Patterson is too, just so he can prove he’s better than me.   I feel like this season, it’s all about the bold risks, the “that could never happen, but I’ll choose it anyway” decisions, because oddly enough, those will probably be the most accurate picks.   So far this season, there have been plenty of upsets to peeve the fans, my Florida boys in-

cluded. Unfortunately, the top teams, or at least the majority of the top ten, will maintain that position going into bracket season; teams such as Miami, North Carolina, Indiana, not so much Duke (at least not top five), and Florida.   Don’t be hating on my team either. One loss to the “precious” Razorbacks means nothing. Nothing. Thankfully, I am done speaking on that topic and that game.   Oh, and can I take a moment and go off on a tangent; where in the world did Miami come from this season?   I mean, yes, they did have a strong season last year, making it into the second round and having a great wins to losses at the end of it all, but this season they have been killing it.   Maybe we can throw that one on their head coach, Jim Larranaga, who joined the family back in 2011.

A lot of these [top ten] teams have become temperamental and more mediocre teams have started to prove themselves.”   Did their recruiters just do work this season, because they are looking great out on the court.   For all of you who like to plan your brackets ahead of time, I’m going to give you some secret Chelsea tips.   Here is your first: don’t drop Miami before the second round.   You have to give them a lot

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Tiger Baseball Feb. 22 ― OBU vs. SE Okla. State, 2 p.m. March 1 ― OBU vs. Southern Ark., 2 p.m. March 5 ― OBU @ Arkansas Tech, 6 p.m. March 8 ― OBU @ UAM, 2 p.m. March 12 ― OBU @ Henderson, 2 p.m. March 15 ― OBU vs. NW Okla. State, 2 p.m. Tiger Basketball Feb. 21 ― OBU @ NW Oklahoma State, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23 ― OBU @ SW Oklahoma State, 4 p.m. Feb. 28 ― OBU @ Henderson State, 7:30 p.m. March 2 ― OBU vs. UAM, 4 p.m.

more credit as a team than you did last year.   So can I also mention how Duke has not been dominating this season?   I love this, so much. I get so sick of watching the same teams beat school after school and make it out to the same round every year.   It gets boring, there’s no excitement or change to pique the interest.   You can practically call the final four at this point, honestly, from watching past seasons.   But remember, I did say that this was going to be the bracket season to watch out for; a lot of these teams have become temperamental and more mediocre teams have started to prove themselves.   North Carolina, Duke, Florida, Indiana and Kansas, you all will get your shot, no doubt, but watch your backs, Georgetown, Louisville, Gonzaga and

Syracuse have a few points they want to prove, and make.   So that is probably secret Chelsea tip number two: watch out for the other top-ranked teams that aren’t exactly the big names, and sound like a cheese.   Secret Chelsea tip number three: just put Florida down as winning it all, because they will. Oh, that was too biased, wasn’t it.   Well, I can honestly say, the only thing that I am shooting for this season as a basketball fan is not to see my team make it to the final four and go on to win the national championship.   No, I just want to see them outrank, outplay and outlast Louisville.   That is all I ask for, I just hope Santa works overtime. Now as for me, I am going to watch the madness unfold and my bracket be right. n

Tiger Tennis Feb. 22 ― OBU @ Northwest Missouri, TBA Feb. 23 ― OBU @ Southwest Baptist, TBA Feb. 24 ― OBU @ Drury, TBA March 9 ― OBU @ Delta State, TBA March 10 ― OBU @ North Alabama, TBA Lady Tiger Basketball Feb. 21 ― OBU @ NW Oklahoma State, 5:30 p.m. Feb. 23 ― OBU @ SW Oklahoma State, 2 p.m. Feb. 28 ― OBU @ Henderson State, 5:30 p.m. March 2 ― OBU vs. UAM, 2 p.m. March 7 ― OBU @ GAC Tournament, TBA


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Tiger basketball downs Harding in pivotal conference match-up By JOSH FINK

Sports Information Director   In a game in which neither team shot better than 39 percent from the floor, the Ouachita Baptist Tigers (13-9, 9-7 GAC) and Harding University Bisons (17-7, 10-6 GAC) battled things out to the finish.   The Tigers prevailed, due in large to a huge 17 point offensive performance from Michael Morris en route to a 60-56 win.   In the first half, the Tigers took control of the game early, taking a seven point lead just 10 minutes into the game.   Harding bounced back quickly though, posting an 8-3 run and closing the gap to just a point with eight minutes left in the half.   The Tigers continued to hold on to a slim lead for the rest of the first half, before a score by Michael Morris with a little over a minute left in the half left them with a six point lead at the half.

  The majority of the second half saw the Tigers continuing to hold on to a very slim lead, as the largest lead of the game was just eight points.   Every time that Harding would fall behind though, they would put together a quick run and close the margin.   One of the most pivotal buckets of the game came with just 1:48 left in the game, when a huge dunk from Morris led to a foul and a three point play.   Those three points gave the Tigers a five point lead.   Harding’s Hayden Johnson nailed a three with about 55 seconds left though, cutting the Tiger lead to just two.   A pair of free throws from Micah Delph sealed the game off though, as he drained both and gave the Tigers a four point lead with just 17 seconds left.   The Bisons launched a couple of attempts from behind the arc, none of which went

in, capping off a win for the Tigers.   Morris led the team with 17 points, while also shooting 50 percent from the floor and making three of his four free throw attempts.   Micah Delph and Austin Mitchell also finished in double-digits for the Tigers, with 12 and 11 points respectively.   Colt Fason was a workhorse on the boards, recording 11 in the game to go with his eight points.   Harding’s Zach Roddenberry did everything in his power to get the victory, scoring 23 points and grabbing eight rebounds.   Hayden Johnson recorded 14 points in the game, while Bradley Spencer notched 12.   Ouachita turned the ball over 17 times, as compared to Harding’s 13 turnovers, but the difference in the game was field goal percentages.   The Tigers finished shooting 39 percent to Harding’s 32 percent. n

Dr. Wesley Kluck z Courtesy LUIS DE JESUS reaches for a grounder during a Ouachita game. The Ouachita Tigers are currently 6-5-1 this season, 2-1-0 in conference and are riding on a two-game win streak.

Lady Tigers fall to Harding on buzzer-beating three By JOSH FINK

Sports Information Director   A last second shot from Harding’s Lauren Crenshaw dropped into the basket on Saturday afternoon, sealing a Ouachita Lady Tiger loss in what was a defensive battle.   The Lady Tigers lost the contest by a score of 55-52, after holding off the Lady Bisons’ offensive attack all night long.   In the first half, Harding (15-7, 11-5 GAC) jumped out to a quick 5-0 lead, but at the time no one realized that points would come much more sparingly for the rest of the game. The Lady Tigers (15-7, 10-6 GAC) answered the early buckets from Harding with an 8-2 run; giving them an 8-7 lead with a little over 15 minutes left in the first half.   Ouachita would lead for the rest of the first half, stretching their lead to as many as five at one point before having it cut to three at the break.   There were five lead changes in the second half, despite the fact that the Lady Tigers led by as much as seven early in the period. Harding put together a run and tied the game, before the teams ended up in a see-saw battle the rest of the way.   A capitalized and-one opportunity from Ouachita’s Breanna Harris tied the teams at 40 with just 2:13 left in the game. Ouachita then went the other way and got a stop, followed by a bucket from Monica Williams and took a two point lead with 1:33 left to play.   A pair of free throws from Harding’s Montana Lewis tied the game though, and neither team was able to score until Crenshaw’s buzzer-beating three, sealing a 45-42 win for the Lady Bisons.   Ouachita’s Nashia James led the team with 10 points, while Katherine West finished with nine and Monica Williams finished with eight. Erica Sharp led the Lady Tigers on the board, grabbing seven rebounds.   The Lady Tigers shot just 29.8 percent from the floor, which is surprisingly better than their opponents, who only shot 27.3 percent in the game. Ouachita committed 21 turnovers to Harding’s 19 and fell short on the boards as well, with Harding recording two more than the Lady Tigers. n

Dr. Wesley Kluck z Courtesy TIGER NATION comes out to support its Ouachita Tigers during a basketball game in Bill Vining Arena.

PRESS BOX

Dr. Wesley Kluck z Courtesy OUACHITA WRESTLING team member pins an opponent to the ground for a Ouachita point. The OBU Tiger wrestling team travels to the NCAA Super Regional 2 Tournament on Feb. 23, in Ashland, Ohio.

Dr. Wesley Kluck z Courtesy ERICA SHARP reaches for the basket to sink another Ouachita point. The Lady Tigers are currently 15-7 this season, and 10-6 in conference play.

Dr. Wesley Kluck z Courtesy JULIAN LADAY fights off an opponent as he sets up the play for another Ouachita point. The Tigers are currently 13-9 this season, and 9-7 in conference with a one-game winning streak.

STATS & RANKS

Men’s Basketball. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13–9, 5th Women’s Basketball. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15–7, 6th Brand New Sports Talk Show OUT MONDAY AT 5p.m. Baseball. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-5-1, 5th Softball. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6–10, 9th Weekly Topic: OBU Football Player Brett ReMen’s Tennis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–1, 1st ece, EEE Hardcore and Tri Chi Pretty Rivalry Women’s Tennis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–5, 7th Round Table Topic: Michael Jordan - good (wins – losses, conference rank)

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8 n backpage Thursday, February 21, 2013

International Food Festival Photos by Tyler Rosenthal

On Tuesday night, international students, American students and others gathered at Walker Conference Center for Ouachita’s annual International Food Festival. The one-night event includes cuisine from many different countries prepared and served by international students and members of the International Club.

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Volume 121, Issue 16

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