OPINION: SG president addresses first semester, goals for future, p. 12
FOOTBALL: Former LSU RB back in administrative role, p. 5
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Thursday, November 21, 2013 • Volume 118, Issue 60
‘Tradition Matters’ campaign should not be necessary CHROME IS BURNING CHANDLER ROME Sports Editor Congratulations, LSU students. You ﬁnally got it. After three years of making fellatio jokes, someone’s noticed you. Flip through today’s issue of The Daily Reveille, and you’ll see
that LSU coach Les Miles and the Athletic Department took out an entire page in the paper. Pleading. Begging. Imploring you to shut your mouth in a letter signed by the entire football team, University President F. King Alexander and Athletic Director Joe Alleva. That’s not all. As you walk in to Tiger Stadium on Saturday — if you even show up — you’ll be handed a ﬂier asking you not to tell the 85,000 people around you to “suck your
Tiger d***.” Even better, the Tiger cheerleaders will hold “Keep it Clean” signs toward the student section. On LSU football’s social media platforms, you’ll ﬁnd PSA-style videos starring junior wide receivers Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry. Sounds a lot like a kindergarten class doesn’t it? Like when teachers TRADITION, see page 4
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The LSU student section cheers in the rain Sept. 21 during the Tigers’ 35-21 victory against Auburn in Tiger Stadium. Will the “Tradition Matters” campaign work in
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G�� STRINGS AND GPAS
Platform heels, dollar bills, Scantrons and study sessions are all a normal part of life for Jasmine, an international trade and ﬁnance sophomore who asked to be identiﬁed by her ﬁrst name only. While most students spend their
Saturday nights working on their buzz, Jasmine trades in her nights to work on her pole dancing technique. Jasmine began working at the Bourbon Street-based Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club two years ago. During her freshman year, Jasmine struggled to maintain her grades, causing her relationship with her mother to be strained. She
7-year-old software crashed server Alyson Gaharan News Editor
decided to move out of her parents’ house and take a break from school. It was the need to be ﬁnancially independent that drew Jasmine to exotic dancing. “I started working there because I needed a good ﬁnancial job, and because me and my mom never got along and my mom kicked me
After the Computer Based Testing Center experienced an hourslong server failure Tuesday that delayed testing for hundreds of University students, the Ofﬁce of Assessment and Evaluation determined the problem was caused by a glitch in the center’s outdated software that Testing Lab Manager Derek Wilson said was at least seven years old. The software OAE currently uses is version 3.4, but the newest version is much more sophisticated than that. “We’re at least two major releases behind, and that’s much farther behind than we’d like to be,” Wilson said. So far behind, in fact, that the vendor stopped supporting version 3.4 at the end of the summer and even discontinued tech support, which is why it took so long to get testing back up after the server failure. OAE personnel had to beg the vendor to allow them to use the program for just one more semester, Wilson said. The vendor agreed, giving OAE time to ask the Student Technology Fee Oversight Committee to purchase updated software.
STRIPPER, see page 15
TESTING, see page 15
University student discusses her life as a stripper Taylor Schoen
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INTERNATIONAL Man too fat for normal transportation must ride ferry back to France LONDON (AP) — He’s been turned down by planes, trains and even a cruise ship in his quest to return home — and his family says it’s because he has been deemed too fat to travel. Now Frenchman Kevin Chenais’ long and ﬁtful journey is coming to an end. Chenais, who weighs 500 pounds, says he has been repeatedly refused transport over the past two weeks as he sought to get home to France from the U.S. P&O Ferries ﬁnally offered to take him in an ambulance across the English Channel. Suspect says he stood guard during eight-person Mexico massacre CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — One of the suspects in the brutal stabbing deaths of a family of eight in this border city told journalists Wednesday that he stood guard outside the home as a second man detained in the case stabbed the victims to death in a dispute over a 1,500-peso ($115) dog-breeding debt. Jesus Mendoza Hernandez, 21, spoke to reporters. He said the other suspect, Edgar Lujan Guevara, 31, was the one who actually carried out the killings.
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Kevin Chenais sits in his mobility scooter at St. Pancras in London on Wednesday. Chenais will travel by ambulance and ferry back to France.
Israeli restaurant: If customers turn off phone, meal is half-priced ABU GHOSH, Israel (AP) — A restaurant owner in an Arab village outside of Jerusalem says he is on a mission to save culinary culture by making diners a simple offer: Turn off your cellphone and get a 50 percent discount. Jawdat Ibrahim says smartphones have destroyed the dining experience. He hopes the discount will bring back a simpler time when going to a restaurant was about companionship, conversation and appreciating the food, rather than surﬁng, texting or talking to the ofﬁce.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Illinois governor signs same-sex marriage into law, effective June 1
2010 drug lawsuit brings in $238 million in settlements over 3 years
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation Wednesday allowing samesex weddings starting this summer, making President Barack Obama’s home state the 16th overall — and largest in the nation’s heartland — to legalize gay marriage. The festivities at the University of Illinois at Chicago featured a family-friendly crowd, musical performances and a stage lined with American, Illinois and rainbow ﬂags.
Lifelong partners Jim Darby (left) and Patrick Bova (right) kiss before Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act into law Wednesday.
Brown throws rock through mom’s car window, will spend 3 months in rehab
Coroner says L.A. TSA officer died minutes after being shot Wednesday
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge ordered Chris Brown on Wednesday to spend three months in rehab after reading a report that said a facility discharged the R&B singer because he threw a rock through his mother’s car window. Superior Court Judge James Brandlin also added additional rules for Brown in the coming months, requiring him to perform at least 24 hours of community labor a week and to submit to drug testing as he deals with anger management issues.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration ofﬁcer who was killed in a gunman’s attack at Los Angeles International Airport died two to ﬁve minutes after he was shot, coroner’s ofﬁcials said Wednesday. Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter said the autopsy report isn’t ﬁnalized, but the detail was released after pressure to clarify when TSA Ofﬁcer Gerardo Hernandez died. The ﬁnal report is expected to be released later this week, he said.
(AP) — Twenty-ﬁve pharmaceutical companies will pay the state $88 million to resolve allegations they charged Louisiana’s Medicaid program too much for their drugs, the ﬁnal settlement reached in a 2010 lawsuit ﬁled by Attorney General Buddy Caldwell. Over three years of the drugprice litigation, such agreements have brought in $238 million for Louisiana, Caldwell said Wednesday, announcing the total recovery ﬁgure that includes the settlement reached this week. Caldwell called the dollars “stolen Medicaid funds — money intended to provide care for our most vulnerable citizens.”
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Sulphur men plead guilty to planning to make, distribute counterfeit money LAKE CHARLES (AP) — Two Sulphur men have pleaded guilty before a federal magistrate to conspiring to counterfeit U.S. currency. U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley says 34-year-old Shaun Daigle and 46-year-old Patrick Murray pleaded guilty last week to the charge. The defendants each face up to ﬁve years in prison, a $250,000 ﬁne, and three years of supervised release.
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Senate passes election code revisions Camille Stelly Contributing Writer
After two meetings spent to discuss amendments to the election code, Student Government passed the legislation favorably at the ﬁnal senate session of the fall semester Wednesday evening. The new election code has been rewritten so campaigns and elections see less regulation by SG. It also gives candidates more options than disqualiﬁcation if an infraction occurs. Among other changes to the election code is an extension to the time frame of passive campaigning because it interferes with the First Amendment and increases on spending limits. Candidates can now spend up to $3,000 on their campaign. While SG’s most pressing legislation passed was the election code, other minor bills and resolutions that were passed will have a large effect as well. A ﬁnance bill was passed that will allocate $2,500 to purchase three water bottle-ﬁlling stations for the Student Union. The stations will be installed on water fountains by the ATMs, behind On-The-Geaux and by the SG Senate Ofﬁce. The plan to add a drycleaning service to the Union has made progress. There are plans to build the facility by the Kaplan Test Prep Center, but these plans are not ﬁnal, said Senator William Baumgardner. A resolution was passed requesting the
establishment of the service. tobacco-free stipulation. SG did not pass any legislaSchwartzenburg said the tion about the tobacco-free development of clause has reSenate Meeting Recap: a smoke-free • Election code rewritten for less ceived a lot of policy but is urg- regulation, increased spending limits negative feeding to students to and extended passive campaigning back from stuvoice their opin- timeframe dents and will ions on the issue. not be added • $2,500 allocated to purchase three Speaker pro to the policy if tempore Trey water bottle-filling stations for the enough students Schwartzenburg Student Union demand so. The said the Smoke- • Passage of resolution requesting University is Free Campus dry-cleaning service be established required by the Policy Commit- in the Union state to enact a tee is seeking smoke-free poliinput from students to decide cy by August 2014. SG encourwhether the policy will include a ages students to take a survey
on this issue, which is available on the SG website homepage at sg.lsu.edu.
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A panel consisting of former Gov. Edwin Edwards argued for an overhaul of the state constitution. NOVEMBER
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2013 5:00 PM
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Hunter Hayes - Heymann Performing Arts Center Ghost The Musical - Saenger Theatre New Orleans Dove - LSU Music and Dramatic Arts Building The Tin Man - The Three Muses
John Boutte - D.B.A. Wiggles Animal Rescue Fundraiser - D.B.A. The Preservation Hall Brass Band - Preservation Hall
Comedy Gumbeaux - Howlin' Wolf Kip Moore - The Civic Theatre-New Orleans Step Rideau - Rock 'N' Bowl
Open Mic Night - The Station Sports Bar and Grill Grandmothers of the Universe - Shadow Box Theatre Tom Fischer and Friends - Fritzels Jazz Club
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Student Government Speaker pro tempore Trey Schwartzenburg said the SmokeFree Campus Policy Committee is seeking input from students on the development of a smoke-free policy.
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would give warning after warning to the talkative kid before banishing them to the principal’s ofﬁce. No, instead it’s all part of a new “Tradition Matters” campaign launched by LSU Athletics in advance of Saturday’s game against Texas A&M. For a program that prides itself on having the greatest fans in college athletics and is the constant target of national exposure, it’s necessary. But isn’t it sad that we’ve gotten to this point? It’s pathetic that I got a call from LSU ofﬁcials yesterday asking me to “challenge your fellow students.” Pathetic that Beckham and Landry had to be bothered for a video. And pathetic that the LSU Athletic Department was forced to spend its own money to scold a group of 18- to 24-year-olds acting like a clique of sixth graders that just learned certain four-letter words are socially unacceptable. I’m not going to absolve myself of wrongdoing. Yes, I’ve been in the student section and yes, I’ve chanted vulgarities as the band plays “Neck” alongside my fellow students. I fell into the trap of “everybody’s doing it.” It was ignorant and immature. And I didn’t realize how sleazy it made my university look until I sat in a press box last season and watched my professional colleagues shake their heads in disgust. It’s not my job as a reporter or a student to tell my classmates and friends what to say — that’s a job for the Constitution or a parent. As students at Louisiana’s ﬂagship university, I challenge you to take the next two days to think about how you want LSU portrayed to the nation. If the last two years are any indication, I think I already know the answer. And if that’s your prerogative — to embarrass an entire university in the most immature way possible — rock on with your bad self. It’s completely your right. But the powers that be have spoken. It’s clear they won’t tolerate any sophomoric actions from their students and have exercised all possible measures to quash them. So, as the Tigers kick off against a team with tradition oozing from its seams on Saturday, the question is put forth. Do you want to redeﬁne LSU’s tradition? It’s up to you. Chandler Rome is a 20-year-old mass communication junior from Baton Rouge. Contact Chandler Rome at email@example.com; Twitter: @Rome_Chandler
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Construction to bring new Greek housing Gabrielle Braud Contributing Writer
As a handful of construction projects are wrapping up this semester, bigger projects are on the horizon including new plans for Greek housing and another new residential hall. The majority of projects still in planning phases have completion dates set for 2016, including the construction of the Alpha Phi sorority house in the location of the old Delta Chi house on sorority row and the construction of a second new residential hall in the north end of the Hart Lot. The Alpha Phi house is set to be complete in June 2016. The demolition of the old Delta Chi house will take place in spring 2014, according to Roger Husser, director of Planning, Design and Construction for Facility Services. Planning is also underway to renovate the University Press building and convert it to Greekready housing by fall 2015 in order to accommodate new sororities or
fraternities coming to campus. University Press will be relocated to Johnston Hall, Husser said, although the move may not be permanent. “There are also plans for a second new resident hall in the north end of the Hart Lot,” Husser said. The second new residential hall will be just like the ﬁrst one currently under construction. Additional parking will be added to offset that residential hall, but Husser said there are currently no parking plans directly related to the project. Construction on the second residential hall will begin in 2016. Other projects underway include the ﬁrst two phases of the UREC expansion and redesign, the construction of Cypress Hall in the Hart Lot, which is set to be complete by fall 2015, and the new parking lot, which is nearing completion, Husser said. Husser said construction on the third and ﬁnal phase of the UREC expansion will begin in the spring with various parts of the UREC being roped off to students during
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Construction on Dalrymple Drive blocks a lane of traffic July 22.
construction while new areas will be opened for use as the project progresses. The $6 million Career Services project in the Student Union will be completed this summer and will be available for students in the
fall 2014 semester. Additionally, the completion of Tiger Stadium construction is set for the day before the ﬁrst home game of the fall 2014 football season. Phase II of the Easy Streets project, the ﬁrst phase of which began this summer, will be completed by spring. Patrick F. Taylor Hall is expected to begin construction in the next few months and will come online in phases each year until 2017, Husser said. Recently completed projects include the Louisiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory behind the School of Veterinary Medicine, which opened last week; the Animal Food and Science Laboratory; Annie Boyd Hall renovations; the LSU Hilltop Arboretum on Highland Road; and the Louisiana Digital Media Center.
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Thursday, November 21, 2013
LIMITED MOBILITY Defenses of years past perform well against dual-threat quarterbacks
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Former Florida quarterback Tim Tebow (15) runs for yardage Sept. 19, 2009, in Gainsville, Fla. Tebow ran for 38 yards on 17 carries against LSU on Oct. 10, 2009.
Tigers defeat Hampton, 73-54 Tyler Nunez
CHRIS ABSHIRE · Senior Reporter
eyond the buzz about LSU facing Johnny Manziel and Texas A&M on Saturday in Tiger Stadium, the matchup is a new test for a John Chavis-led Tiger defense. For the ﬁrst time since the defensive coordinator arrived in 2009, LSU will face the same renowned mobile quarterback in consecutive seasons. While dual-threat talents like Cam Newton, Jake Locker, Tim Tebow and Darron Thomas have all challenged LSU since 2009, they were one-shot deals for the Tiger defense. The reigning Heisman winner is a different story. Manziel gets a chance to atone for arguably the worst performance of his career during last season’s 24-19 LSU win in College Station. That day, he needed 56 passes to throw for 276 yards while tossing three interceptions and running for only 27 yards. The LSU defense gets to prove that wasn’t a ﬂuke. “I would like to show that [we can do it again],” said LSU junior defensive tackle Anthony Johnson. “He’s a great talent. But even as arguably one of the best ever out there, we have a chance to limit his greatness twice.” It’s not uncommon to hear the idea that
DUAL-THREAT QUARTERBACKS AGAINST LSU
October 2009 · LSU 3 FLORIDA 13
CONNOR SHAW October 2012 · LSU 23 S. CAR 21
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MOBILITY, see page 7
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Though the LSU women’s basketball team struggled early Wednesday night, it didn’t take long for the Lady Tigers to take control and run away with the game in a 73-54 win against Hampton. Senior forward Theresa Plaisance led the Lady Tigers (3-1), posting her ninth career doubledouble with 14 points and 12 rebounds. LSU found itself trailing 1410 midway through the ﬁrst half after committing seven turnovers in the ﬁrst 11 minutes of the game. Plaisance and LSU freshman guard Raigyne Moncrief were absent during much of this stretch due to some early foul trouble. But the Lady Tigers used staunch defense to hold Hampton to just one more ﬁeld goal for the rest of the half as it went on a 24-6 run to take a 34-20 halftime lead. “I felt comfortable with going to our bench early, and they performed,” said LSU coach Nikki Caldwell. “They held it down, and we were able to buy some time to then bring back Theresa and Raigyne.” VICTORY, see page 6
Former running back returns to program in new role Vincent rejoined Tigers in 2012 Taylor Curet Sports Contributor
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Former LSU running back Justin Vincent stands next to his old jersey Monday in the Football Operations Building. Vincent was named the most valuable player in the 2003 BCS National Championship Game, in which the Tigers beat Oklahoma 21-14.
On Jan. 4, 2004, three seconds into the BCS National Championship Game in New Orleans, a No. 25 jersey lined with purple and gold emerged from the backﬁeld and darted for a 64-yard run. A touchdown, 117 yards and a 21-14 victory later, the same freshman running back was crowned the most valuable player of LSU’s ﬁrst national championship win since 1958. Ten years later, Justin Vincent’s role as a Tiger has changed. He’s still in the locker room, patting players on the shoulder pads. He still runs out of that tunnel into Tiger Stadium on Saturday nights. In 2013, Vincent’s still a
part of the football team, but as assistant director of player personnel. “Man, being back here ... basically seeing guys who used to be me like 11 years ago,” Vincent said. “It feels like I haven’t even left. I feel like I’ve spent half my life here. ... It’s home.” From evaluating talent to coaching players off the ﬁeld, Vincent’s job is to guide and develop players while ensuring an environment that is beneﬁcial to their success at LSU. After a four-year stint in the NFL with the Atlanta Falcons and Pittsburgh Steelers, Vincent returned to Baton Rouge to graduate from LSU in spring 2011. He earned his degree in communication studies, which he said was a “very gratifying” moment in his life. With his college diploma in hand, the Lake Charles native was eager to get out of Louisiana, having had a taste of big cities like
Atlanta and Pittsburgh. But in August 2012, an unexpected opportunity presented itself, and Vincent knew he had to run with it. “It was an opportunity to get back in the program which I started at and helped me grow as a man and mature,” Vincent said. “I never thought I’d be here, but I love it. People always say where you start at is usually where you ﬁnish. It’s been a blessing in disguise.” The campus hasn’t changed much since 2003. Walking past his old stomping grounds and up Victory Hill, the only thing that feels different than his time as a studentathlete is the business attire he now wears every day, Vincent said. “I’m not too far removed from being here myself,” Vincent said. “I don’t want to try to call any of my coaches old, but the gap [between the players and I] is really VINCENT, see page 7
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swimming and diving
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Tigers travel to College Station for Adamson Invitational
Event part of four straight road meets Dimitri Skoumpourdis Sports Contributor
The LSU swimming and diving team heads to College Station, Texas, today to square off against No. 7 Stanford, Texas A&M, SMU, TCU and Air Force in the Texas A&M Rec Center Natatorium in the Art Adamson Invitational. The trip is the second leg in a stretch of competition that sees the Tigers (0-3, 0-3 Southeastern Conference) and Lady Tigers (2-2, 1-2 SEC) hit the road for four consecutive competitions away from home.
victory, from page 5
Hampton struggled to get the ball across half court against the LSU press during the run, something the Lady Tigers hope to replicate throughout the season. “With our quick guards up at the front, we do a great job of that,” Plaisance said. “That press can do a lot when it comes to turning our defense into offense.” The Lady Pirates made a few attempts to get back into it, but was never able to cut the deficit to within eight points as LSU cruised to victory. LSU officially sealed the game in the final two minutes of the game in a sequence involving a bucket from senior forward Shanece McKinney followed by a quick steal by freshman guard Rina Hill. Hill finished a three-point play that gave the Lady Tigers a 17-point lead. The Lady Tigers displayed a balanced offensive attack as with five players scoring eight points or more.
The trip started on Nov. 9 and will last until Jan. 5. “Anytime you step into a facility other than your own it causes you to make some adjustments,” said diving coach Doug Shaffer. “It puts you in a position where you have to be more focused, but at the same time you still have to be in the moment and perform.” The team had only left Baton Rouge one other time this season when it visited South Carolina on Nov. 9. A change in scenery could be just what the Tigers need to shake their slow start. The team has yet to notch a victory this season. “It takes you out of your comfort zone,” said junior swimmer Frank Greeff. “You have to prepare Freshman guard Jasmine Rhodes made an impact off the bench in the absence of sophomore guard Danielle Ballard, who missed Wednesday night’s game due to a violation of team rules, posting a career high 14 points in addition to nine rebounds. “She’s just positive stuff,” Caldwell said. “Whether it’s a hustle play, whether she ran down an offensive rebound or a defense board, those are pep plays. Those are things that give us energy.” Hampton stayed within reaching distance for a majority of the game, thanks in large to part to senior guard Nicole Hamilton who provided half of the Lady Pirates’ offense, shooting 10-for-19 for 27 points. The Lady Tigers will begin a three-game road trip Saturday when it travels to Ruston, La., to take on Louisiana Tech. Contact Tyler Nunez at firstname.lastname@example.org; Twitter: @NunezTDR
ahead of time because you’re not going to get to train as much as you want to because of travel.” Swimming coach Dave Geyer is excited to get his team into a competition that is formatted closer to the postseason SEC and NCAA competitions. “It gives an opportunity for our athletes to race in a [preliminary] and final session,” Geyer said. “It’s a high level of competition and an opportunity for us to see where we are at the midpoint of the year.” Action begins 10 a.m. on today and Friday and 9:30 a.m. on Saturday. LAUREN DUHON / The Daily Reveille
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The LSU swimming and diving team travels to College Station, Texas, today to compete in the Adamson Invitational.
Thursday, November 21, 2013 MOBILITY, from page 5
the Tigers have been better in recent years against pro-style pocket passers than their speedy spread counterparts. For the most part, that hasn’t quite been true. Only Auburn’s Cam Newton truly went off on LSU with his legs, as the Heisman winner tallied a whopping 217 yards and two touchdowns against LSU in 2010. Other than that, running threats like Oregon’s Thomas, Tebow and South Carolina’s Connor Shaw found tough sledding against the Tigers, running for a combined 49 yards on 31 attempts. The key to LSU’s relative effectiveness against those quarterbacks starts and ends with Chavis’ Mustang package, which features six defense backs, two linebackers and three down linemen. “You’ll see that a lot [Saturday],” said freshman defensive back Dwayne Thomas. “It’s probably the most I’ll see the ﬁeld so far. We have to get that speed out there to contain scrambles.” On A&M’s ﬁrst two drives last season, LSU employed the Mustang package on just two of 24 plays. The Aggies piled up 5.9 yards per play and scored 10 points during that span. Once the Tigers switched predominantly to the Mustang, LSU held A&M to 3.8 yards per play and forced ﬁve turnovers while allowing only nine points during the ﬁnal 70 defensive snaps. Junior defensive end Jermauria Rasco said facing mobile quarterbacks like Manziel shifts the focus for the entire front seven. “It’s more trying to press the pocket in front instead of getting upﬁeld fast,” he said. “You stay in the lane to keep them from having a place to go.” Manziel’s increased passing acumen makes him a more complete mobile passer than LSU has seen in recent seasons — his completion percentage and yards per attempt are up signiﬁcantly from 2012. “A year ago he was a runner,” said LSU coach Les Miles. “This year, he’s a much more capable quarterback. He steps back in there, understands what to expect and seems to be stronger in the
ability to throw it.” If LSU can manage to force throws instead of scrambles, the Tigers all emphasized getting their hands in the passing lanes, given Manziel’s relatively small 6-foot1-inch stature. “He reminds me a little of Drew Brees in how effective he can be without being tall, but Johnny does it out of the pocket,” Johnson said. “Him being a shorter guy will only matter if we can keep him there.” With more passing, Manziel’s greatest weakness — turnovers — has been slightly exacerbated this year. He’s thrown 11 picks, already eclipsing his 2012 total. Turnovers have traditionally been LSU’s best line of defense against mobile quarterbacks. Against Locker, Jeremiah Masoli, Thomas, Shaw and Manziel, the LSU defense combined to force nine interceptions and three quarterback fumbles. “I sometimes like to face a QB that can do a little bit of both, running and passing,” Rasco said. “You get a chance to make some more plays, forcing some turnovers. If the QB stays in the pocket, it narrows your focus to one goal, though.” But this year’s Tiger defense has been unusually barren in the turnover department, coming up with just 12 takeaways in 10 games. If the turnovers don’t come, that means LSU must rely purely on containing line play and the speed of the Mustang package if the Tigers are to slow Manziel. That uncertainty is tough on a defense, even with LSU’s recent success against dual-threat quarterbacks, which prompted Johnson to say he’d prefer to see a dropback passer when he lines up. “No offense to my guy, but I’ll play Mettenberger all day instead of Johnny,” he said. “I love Zach, but it’s difﬁcult because running brings so much more. Look at the top quarterbacks in [the NCAA], like Manziel or Jameis Winston, it’s guys who make you work longer on every play.” Contact Chris Abshire at firstname.lastname@example.org; Twitter: @Abshire_Chris
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small. With those guys I can relate a little bit more.” Having played under former LSU coach Nick Saban in his ﬁrst two seasons and coach Les Miles in his last two, Vincent has had a feel for different eras in the program. Sophomore running back Jeremy Hill said Vincent’s experience and leadership is something the players try to emulate. “I have a very close relationship with Justin,” Hill said. “He’s a great person to lean upon just being a running back here ... and him being so close in age to us, we can talk about anything and not feel embarrassed or ashamed about anything.” Vincent’s 2004 Sugar Bowl performance still resonates around the program.
page 7 His jersey hangs in the lobby of the Football Operations Center. The image of Vincent cradling the ball on the cover of Sports Illustrated’s commemorative issue joins several pictures lining the building’s hallways. The 30-year-old said current players recognize who he is and what he accomplished as a Tiger. They sometimes ask Vincent about that night in New Orleans. They listen to him. They respect him. “Every time they bring it up I say, ‘Hey man, you need to try to get to where we were and make this a great thing,’” Vincent said. Football has been a part of Vincent’s life for years, but now as a mentor, football is his tool for teaching. Although football doesn’t deﬁne him as a person, Vincent said
he’s thought about coaching someday. Occasionally, Vincent recalls the game against Oklahoma and his opening run in the Superdome. A hole opened for him along the Tigers’ 20-yard line. Vincent saw his chance and went for it. He knows how quickly those holes can close. “Take advantage of your opportunities,” Vincent said. “I preach that to them a lot. These four years right here ... is the best time you will ever have in your entire life. I promise you. Enjoy it. Seize the moment.”
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Have a busy winter ahead? These apps will help curb the stress of shopping and entertaining this holiday season. compiled by SHAMIYAH KELLEY • Entertainment Writer
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Apps RENT THE RUNWAY
Literary journal to hold fall gala Event will feature local artists, writers Rebecca Docter Entertainment Writer
This app will help you stay organized through all the holiday commotion. With a countdown of how many days you have left to shop in the holiday season, this app breaks down how much money you’re spending on each person on your Christmas gift list. You can customize every single detail about your holiday shopping to the T, including how badly they want the item and where to buy it from. For those who are obsessed with being organized, this app is a nice indulgence. The $1.99 price tag for the app is a little steep, but it’s worth the money.
The holidays are all about eating, and Epicurious is the perfect app for the culinary master or wannabe. This app is ﬂooded with recipes for every occasion. If you’ve hit a rut or just don’t want to make run-ofthe-mill recipes this season, Epicurious is there with new and exciting recipes to try. While searching, there’s an option to ﬁnd recipes that omit common food allergies and cater to dietary restrictions like kosher diets, vegetarian, gluten free or seafood and nut allergies. Guests with dietary restrictions will appreciate the thoughtfulness.
Black Friday is overrated. Save yourself the headache of waiting in line and the chaos of those doorbuster sales. Do Cyber Monday instead, and get cash back on your purchases with the Ebates app. It has more than 1,600 retailers to choose from to get a percentage of cash back, including Bloomingdales, Amazon and J. Crew. It’s a free app, so there’s no excuse not to download it.
For your holiday ensemble needs, Rent the Runway has the high-end dresses to impress even the most discerning of eyes. Renting authentic designer dresses at a steep discount is a no-brainer. Picture yourself walking into a Christmas party in a Herve Leger dress that set you back less than $200. That’s a steal.
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Despite its name, the Delta Literary Journal isn’t just ﬁlled with writing. Instead, the publication is more like a conglomeration of everything artistic and can include anything from poetry to philosophical manifestos. In its early days, it was the literary page of The Daily Reveille, but it has since turned into a much larger project. Its overarching purpose is to capture undergraduate creativity in the LSU area. While the journal is University afﬁliated, it’s entirely self-funded, thanks to the work of its annuallyselected staff and projects like this year’s Fall Art Gala No. 4. The gala will feature work from a variety of local artists to be doled out in a rafﬂe, for which tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased at the door. In an attempt to let the many creative outlets of the journal shine, local writers will be performing their work alongside other artistic components, which could be anything from mosaics to music ART GALA, see page 10
Dead Confederate coming to New Orleans Band to play Gasa Gasa on Saturday Rebecca Docter Entertainment Writer
Dead Confederate is a Georgia band through and through, so it’s appropriate that, when interviewed, one of the ﬁrst things to come out of singer Hardy Morris’ mouth was about football. “I’m at a bar in downtown Athens getting ready to watch the game,” Morris said over the phone. Morris was more than excited to talk about LSU’s loss against Georgia, but even more eager to speak about Dead Confederate’s current tour, which is making its way down to New Orleans this weekend.
Though the southern band has been around for years in many facets and playing under different names, members of Dead Confederate didn’t feel as though they’d truly made it until they reached one integral step: being ﬂown cross country. “The ﬁrst times we got ﬂown anywhere, they had us out and paid for our ﬂights,” Morris said. “The ﬁrst time you ﬂy anywhere, it’s kind of a big thing. It’s not that exciting anymore, though.” Since then, the excitement of traveling has worn off, and the band will do nearly anything for a day back home in Athens. The majority of the band graduated from the University of Georgia, including Morris with a degree in English — the source for much of his songwriting material. “I’ve always played music and such; when I was in school
at Georgia, I was a history major at ﬁrst, but I took English elective classes and kind of realized that English was just history from a cooler perspective — from the perspective of the writer,” Morris said. Armed with this new perspective after graduating, Morris and the rest of Dead Confederate continued to make and record music, and in 2007, the band was signed by Gary Gersh (Nirvana, Sonic Youth) to his relatively new label, The Artists Organization. In 2009, Dead Confederate broke out with the resounding “The Rat,” and has kept busy ever since. Besides releasing two more studio albums, 2010’s “Sugar” and this year’s “In The Marrow,” half of the band has DEAD CONFEDERATE, see page 10
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Georgia band Dead Confederate will be performing at 9 p.m. Saturday at Gasa Gasa in New Orleans.
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MODOC to play at Chelsea’s on Friday Band opening for Black Joe Lewis Rob Kitchen Entertainment Writer
On Friday, MODOC returns to Chelsea’s Cafe for the band’s third time. “It’s exciting to watch [the audience] go from 20 people to 60 people to 100 people,” said lead singer and guitarist Clint Culberson about the cafe’s transformation from restaurant to concert spot. “I’m really excited to be down there again, and I really like the venue.” The band will open for Black Joe Lewis, a blues/funk/soul singer, and his band. “This will be our ﬁrst time playing with them,” Culberson said. “Hopefully, we’ll get to know those guys a little bit and hang out. I like their music, so it’ll be cool.” But don’t dismiss MODOC as just an opening act. The band has a storied history of its own and big things coming up. The band formed when its members met in college. Since then, they’ve recorded two albums and played various concerts, including gigs at South By Southwest in Austin and Summerfest, the world’s largest music festival. “It’s sort of intimidating going in there and looking at how many people are there, but it’s
very humbling as well,” Culberson said. “It’s very exciting knowing that’s what you’ve built to, playing to that many people.” The band also released a self-titled album earlier this year. “We knew that we could do something that was something special,” Culberson said. One of its songs, “Devil on My Shoulder,” was even used in the ABC show “666 Park Avenue” last fall. “It’s always strange to hear your voice coming out of a TV when you’re used to hearing it from speaker monitors,” Culberson said. “It’s the stuff you thought as a kid would be the coolest shit ever, and it is.” In addition, the band is planning to record a music video at the end of the month, even if it’s unsure of the song it will perform at the moment. “‘Devil on My Shoulder’ is something that we could do something dark with,” Culberson said. “But we could probably do ‘Runnin’’ as well. It depends on which treatment comes back that we like better and which one we’re more excited about.” MODOC is opening for Black Joe Lewis on Friday at Chelsea’s Cafe. The show starts at 10 p.m.
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Delta Literary Journal’s Fall Art Gala No. 4 will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at The Pelican House courtyard and will feature local artists and writers performing their works.
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chiming in the background. “We’re letting the artists have their fun,” said Daniel Harrison Brooks, contributor to Delta Literary Journal. The proceeds of the gala will be donated by the artists and will go toward the publication of the 56th volume of the journal. Delta Literary Journal is currently looking for submissions, which can be sent via email to
email@example.com. “Everyone and anyone can be involved, though when it comes to readings and publication, we are selective, as we do have a standard to uphold,” Brooks said. Delta Literary Journal’s Fall Art Gala No. 4 will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at The Pelican House courtyard. Contact Rebecca Docter at firstname.lastname@example.org
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relatively unknown side projects. In the band’s downtime, guitarist Walker Howle headlines local shows under a slew of monikers as well as taking time to focus on his artwork. Morris formed the band Diamond Rugs with members of Deer Tick and Black Lips, and he’s recently signed to Dangerbird Records (Minus the Bear, Silversun Pickups) under the name T. Hardy Morris. Dead Confederate doesn’t plan records in the way that many bands do; instead, the band pens songs, holes up in the studio and records all of the songs in one huge live session. “Being a third album, it felt very much like us,” Morris said. “We’ve played a lot of records before, so we just got in there [and] were ourselves.” But there’s a gap between how Dead Confederate sees itself and others’ views. Dead Confederate — especially Morris — has been compared to a wealth of musicians and bands, most often Neil Young (for his music’s darkness) and Nirvana (for Morris’ decidedly punk voice).
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Dead Confederate has been compared to several well-known acts, including Neil Young and Nirvana.
“I think if you listen to us, then listen to a Nirvana song back to back, you won’t hear the same thing,” Morris said. “I grew up listening to lots of Nirvana, and I think you can hear some of the inﬂuence; it’s not that similar — it’s kind of a lazy comparison, but at least it’s a band that I like.” As far as what’s next for Dead Confederate, the band doesn’t plan to listen to anyone else’s opinions. “The plan is just to record
again,” Morris said. “In music, you just kind of do what you do and see what happens. I think rock and roll [as a whole] is in a better place than it was a few years ago — hopefully that will continue.” You can catch Dead Confederate at 9 p.m. Saturday at Gasa Gasa in New Orleans. Contact Rebecca Docter at email@example.com
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Looking Forward SG president addresses students and expresses next semester’s goals
John S. Woodard Student Government President
Taylor and I want to thank you — the student body— for allowing us to serve you this year. It has been an exciting and eventful semester thus far. We have been able to accomplish several initiatives, work closely with top administrators to add student input on high level search committees and have remained active in decisions here at the flagship campus, as well as the LSU System. When we took office at the end of last semester, Taylor and I had one main goal: Uniting the student voice on campus. Yes, Student Government provides a programming function for students, a financial stipend for different organizations and of course — free Scantrons. But we also have worked this year to bring Student Government back to what the students want. We are here, first and foremost, to serve you. We want to prove to you that SG is more than about padding résumés and dramatic spring elections. That is our commitment to you this next semester — to serve as student advocates for you and keep you informed on how we’re doing it. To reach students beyond Twitter, broadcast emails, and Free Speech Plaza fliers, we think The Daily Reveille is one of the best and most effective mediums through which we can communicate with
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In response to Annette Sommers’ column, “Opinion: Objections to organ donation selfish, irrational,” readers had this to say: “Opinion: Objections to Organ Donation Article Stupid, Irrational Quite an interesting read. First, as of the 2010 census, Louisiana actually had more registered Democrats than Republican, and 31 of the 35 elections for governor in this state were won by Democrats--so nice try on the attempted political jab. Your political prowess is only matched by your medical insights. Donating your organs is a selfless act (full disclosure, I am an organ donor simply because they asked me if I wanted to when I renewed my license). Choosing not to donate is a personal choice, but it is not a selfish one. I would
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like to know what kind of data you encountered when researching this topic. I am willing to bet that a large number of people that “choose” not to donate do so for religious reasons. What am I basing this speculation on? Absolutely nothing — which is the exact basis of your article, well that and a Will Smith movie. In depth analysis at its finest. Just what kind of numbers did you see that led you to the conclusion that millions of people are defiantly refusing to donate organs for such “selfish” reasons? By the way, who or what is “law and order?” Are you referring to the judicial process or an abstract idea? Whatever it is, thank goodness. When I’m six feet under and maggots are tearing through my flesh, I’ll be at peace, because law and order took care of the quack that prematurely sawed out my kidneys.
Annette, you truly are an exemplar of journalism. Maybe if you get rid of the narcissistic attitude and realize that you have no right to judge people for their personal choices, you might not be such a horrible writer.” -lsutiger2013 In response to Joshua Hajiakbarifini’s column, “Opinion: Gettysburg revisited for contemporary times,” readers had this to say: “Well said.” -rjon112
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Fathers need punishment for abandoning children BRACE YOURSELF Ryan McGehee Columnist Whenever you have an obligation, it’s expected that you try to carry it out to the fullest extent of your abilities. Paramount among these responsibilities is caring for children if you have them. This is one of the most basic principles of being a parent: You provide for your family. The Louisiana Department of Child and Family Services recently released its “most wanted”; a list of 18 dads who collectively owe $866,000 to their respective children. The requirement for being on the list is owing at least $20,000 in child support. The clear winner on the list is Richard Miller, a 53-yearold who owes $128,000 to his children. Now, I understand we are living in hard times, and jobs are hard to come by, but neglecting your children to the point of owing several hundred thousand dollars in child support is unacceptable. Seriously, they’re your own kids, for Pete’s sake. The total outstanding money owed to DCFS statewide is more than $1.3 billion.
The state legislature should draft appropriate measures to ensure these losers pay what they owe, and I have a splendid idea for just that. These ne’er-do-wells should be rounded up, set in stocks out in public and flogged by the
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children they’ve turned a blind eye to. We should let these neglected individuals literally beat the deadbeats. They would then be given a choice: Either begin regular payments or have all of their assets liquidated and the appropriate
amount given to their children. Seeing as how they were just publicly flogged by said children, I think the decision would be pretty easy to make. The sheer embarrassment of the punishment and the threat of having all of their assets liquidated would make even the stingiest father want to pay up. This would have the added benefit of allowing the real victims — their children — to work through any abandonment issues they may have in a very cathartic and public manner. Everyone wins — well, except for the dads, of course. It’s important to note that in this state, judges tend to award custody to mothers, and fathers are sometimes unfairly seen as absentee parents. However, I don’t think that is the case here. Now, I know what you’re thinking — this is cruel and unusual punishment. I’d argue just the opposite: That these fine folks would be getting off light if it were only a public flogging. They have reneged on the single most important thing a person can do — caring for your own children — and they deserve much worse for it. In a perfectly just world, there would be mandatory chemical castrations for these guys. If our goal is for deadbeat dads to make their payments, then we need a nuclear deterrent for guys who
even think about shirking their duties as fathers. Even some of our most morally bankrupt characters in fiction know that they have to provide for their family. Don Draper from “Mad Men” runs around on his wife with his neighbor, but this philanderer at least has the decency to make sure his three kids are comfortably clothed and fed. It’s also important to note that he ran around on his ex-wife, as well. Gus Fring from “Breaking Bad” once said that, “And a man, a man provides. And he does it even when he’s not appreciated, or respected, or even loved. He simply bears up and he does it. Because he’s a man.” That’s coming from a drug lord who killed people just to send a message. Missing one payment on child support is suspect, but missing enough to almost amount to $1 million is insane. These guys need to be rounded up and their stocks constructed. It would be better than what is happening now, which is nothing. Ryan McGehee is a 20-year-old political science, history and international studies major from Zachary, La. Contact Ryan McGehee at firstname.lastname@example.org; Twitter: @JRyanMcGehee
Slut shaming is unproductive and dangerous to students THE BOX DOES NOT EXIST Jana King Columnist In Lily Allen’s latest song, “Hard Out Here,” she highlights the double standard of female and male promiscuity, but then negates her message with the lyric, “Don’t need to shake my ass for you, because I’ve got a brain.” Earlier this semester, I was fortunate enough to participate in the Student Activity Board’s panel on dating and sex at LSU. While I fully enjoyed being able to speak my mind on issues near and dear to my heart, I also heard something that I have since been mulling over. The comment was one I had heard before, and most of you probably have as well. A key that opens many locks is considered a master key; a lock that is opened by many keys is a bad lock. Of course, this statement was followed by a smug look on the young man’s face, as he had surely stumped me. And he would have stumped me, had I not been so aware of my place in the world as a human being rather than an object to be unlocked.
However, there are many women out there who are made to believe they are objects of sexuality and their usefulness derives from the number of times they have participated in sexual interactions. They experience the worst sort of criticism, as society tells them they should not be respected because of the sexual choices they have made. Let’s be clear, slut shaming is not about disrespecting someone who has made bad choices. It is about controlling a woman’s actions. Laci Green, sex-positive YouTube vlogger, made a video concerning slut shaming, where she made it clear: “We don’t help women, our relationships or our friends by condemning them for their actions.” Slut shaming is an unproductive cop-out in a society that wants to tell us having sex is the greatest thing you can do, but you should only do it the way they want you to do it. It’s expressing disapproval because someone isn’t having sex in the way you want them to, which — to say the least — is creepy. While men are often viewed as the main proponents of this tradition, women aren’t innocent, and sometimes we are the worst. Female slut shaming is a competition for male approval. And it is
because we live in a patriarchy that defines our worth by appearance and gives us very little to define ourselves with otherwise. In the words of Tina Fey’s character in “Mean Girls,” Ms. Norberry, “When you call each other sluts and whores, it makes it OK for guys to call you sluts and whores.” There is an immense truth in this statement. Passive acceptance of a term as funny or harmless is perpetuating the problem in its most dangerous forms. Slut shaming is only a slippery slope to victim blaming, which is a major factor in the massive number of sexual crimes that go unreported. A victim fears that they will be told they were at fault due to their previous sexual choices. As if they could do something to deserve rape — they can’t. I wish I could say the panelist who objectified myself and other women with his comments was a minority, but I have heard horror stories. LSU students have told me stories of picking up birth control and being shamed by pharmacists and questioned of their age, relationship status, etc. These women are being made to feel bad because they are making responsible choices concerning their
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Lily Allen’s latest song, “Hard Out Here,” highlights the double standard of female and male promiscuity.
reproductive rights. “One of the major things our society needs to learn ASAP is how to respect each other’s consensual choices about their lives and their bodies,” Green said in her video. Let’s change the focus from shaming the choice to have sex to being ashamed of making harmful sexual choices — like taking advantage of someone without their consent. And for every one of you who has ever used the lock and key
argument in defense of your slut shaming: Let’s not forget that a pencil that gets sharpened a lot gets thrown away. Jana King is a 19-year-old women’s and gender studies sophomore from Ponchatoula, La. Contact Jana King at email@example.com; Twitter: @jking_TDR
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YMCA Ofﬁce Assistant, part-time, 10-15 hrs. per week, Monday Friday, ﬂexible schedule. Computer knowledge, ﬁling, assist with Payroll and A/P. Apply in person and ask for Zee or send resume’ to: YMCA ATTN: CFO 350 South Foster Dr. Baton Rouge, LA 70806 ________________________ Behavioral Intervention Group is looking for energetic people to provide Applied Behavior Analysis therapy to children who have been diagnosed with autism and/or other developmental disabilities. Beneﬁts, ﬂexible hours, and a fun working environment. Experience with children preferred. Email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org ________________________ Construction Management Intern Needed With Rotolo’s Pizzeria. Gain the experience opening new stores, ground up construction, work with architect and contractor, and conduct site visits. Email resumes at email@example.com
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Seeking female roommate for six-month lease of one room (Jan. – July) in three-bedroom house. Ten minutes from campus off of Staring Lane. $530 per month. Includes washer/dryer, gas, electricity, grass cutting fees, etc. Twocar garage, quiet neighborhood, working ﬁreplace, and courtyard. No pets. Call 504-343-8093 for more info.
Gated community right off LSU bus route. W/D included in some units. We offer 1,2, and 3 bed homes. Newly renovated wood ﬂoor with crown molding. Call today to view your new home. STUDENT DISCOUNT 225-615-8521 ________________________ 2 Bed/2 Bath Condo for rent. Corner of Burbank and Meadow Bend Dr. Meadow Bend Crossing Complex. Washer and dryer included,gated and security system ready. Call 225-936-5412 for details. ________________________
Roommate partying too much? Looking for male roommate in 2BR/2BA gated Condo on bus route. $600/mo 985-860-6488 ________________________ Need Roommate male or female! Free rent until end of Oct! Southgate Towers, close to everything. Garden view 2 bedroom indoor laundry granite kitchen, nice. Covered parking, pool, gated. Call now 916-990-5057 or stephanie. firstname.lastname@example.org rent negotiable with application! Hurry , vacancy low. EASY LUXURY living. $699k +util. own nice bedroom
ACCEPTING DEPOSITS FOR SUMMER/FALL 2014 Lake Beau Pre Townhomes, Arlington Trace & Summer Grove Condos! 2 & 3 Bedrooms Dean & Company Real Estate 225-767-2227 www.deanrealestate.net ________________________ $AVE $ LARGE 1 BR APT. WALK TO LSU! AVL JAN. ON SITE MGR. 225 769-7757 / 225 266-8666 / 225 278-6392 ________________________
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Thursday, November 21, 2013 4 bedroom 2 Bathrooms washer/dyer yard service provided 225-928-9384 email@example.com ________________________ Master bedroom available in 2BD/2BTH condo in Brooke Hollow. Located on bus route. Rent $498 plus utilities. Move in early December! Call 985-516-9372 or email firstname.lastname@example.org ________________________ Condo For Rent 2 Bed / 2 Bath off Brightside on bus route. Newly renovated with wood ﬂoors, stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops. W/D in unit $1,000/month. Call 504-615-1991
Looking for someone who enjoys going to pizzerias like Mellow! In need of a trivia partner on Wednesdays. Also I’ll need a ride, preferably trucks because they make me feel safe and warm. Please call ASAP so we can start practicing some questions. 504231-7270 ________________________
STRIPPER, from page 1 out,” Jasmine said. “And so I was all by myself. I actually had to drop out of school so I could get everything together.” She’s now living in her own apartment, enrolled at the University and saving money to renovate her room. However, she was quick to dispel the myth that strippers are always ﬂush with cash. “[People think] strippers make a lot of money all day, every day,” she said. “They never, ever run out of money. That’s totally not true because if it’s a bad night and you didn’t make any money, you didn’t make any money.” Unlike other service industry workers, Jasmine said dancers don’t make any kind of consistent salary. All of their income is tip-based. Tips can be unpredictable, according to Jasmine. The average weekend can pull in about $1,300 but a slow weekend may only yield about half of that. She explained October through St. Patrick’s Day is the “on-season” for the club, with Mardi Gras being the peak of business. During Mardi Gras, Hustler may hire up to 100 dancers for the season and patrons have spent as much as $35,000 on Carnival debauchery. However, during a typical weekend shift, Jasmine said there are usually only about 20 dancers. She said her shift begins with an hour’s commute to New Orleans. Hair and makeup are the next steps as dancers don full-face makeup, fake eyelashes and tanner. Then she checks in with a club manager and DJ to let them know
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WISDOM TOOTH PAIN? Extended weekday and weekend hours available for extractions. (225)766-6100 www.gardnerwadedds.com. ________________________
LSU is not a smoke-free campus. I’m not sure where you all started getting that idea from. The world isn’t smoke free, so get over it. It’s not like we walk up to you and blow smoke in your face.
she’s arrived for her shift. She then gets added to the rotation and waits to be called on stage. While waiting for their turn to perform, many dancers offer lap dances and champagne room rentals. Champagne rooms are private areas where customers can have one-onone time with the dancers. But Jasmine emphasized there is no sex in the Champagne rooms. Champagne rooms and classrooms intertwine sometimes when Jasmine has to work late with homework due the next morning. She recalled studying for a 7:30 a.m. economics test during downtime at the club. But because she has free time during the week, Jasmine tries to ﬁnish up any assignments before the weekend arrives. While she said only working on weekends is one of the biggest perks of her job, it comes with some social drawbacks. “The worst part for me isn’t the creepy customers, because I have a no B.S. rule,” Jasmine said, explaining dancers are able to deny customers service. “But the worst part for me is that I’m completely isolated from college society. Like on weekends instead of going out to Bogie’s, I’m going to work and my party environment is my job.” Jasmine said she sometimes regrets her job choice because it hinders her from having a normal social life. Judgment is commonplace from both genders, according to Jasmine. She said women often project their insecurities on strippers by becoming possessive of their boyfriends or husbands. “We don’t want your man,” she said. “We want his and your money.” She said men often think dancers are easy and will look at her differently after ﬁnding out how she pays the bills. “Strippers are not whores,” she said emphatically. Overall, Jasmine said she believes no one has the right to judge another person until they’ve been through the same experiences. “You don’t know what it’s really like to be a dancer unless you’ve put the shoes on,” she said. Contact Taylor Schoen at email@example.com
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While the $192,383 request was granted in September, OAE couldn’t implement it in time. They’ve spent the fall semester “working out all the bugs” so the new technology will work with the University’s system. It will be implemented for the spring 2014 semester. Tuesday’s problem was entirely due to the obsolete program, Wilson said. When trying to enter new data, the software didn’t comprehend the change. “The software should have been able to handle a null function without shutting down,” Wilson said. “Once we rebooted the server [when it ﬁrst went down], it kept doing the same thing and locking up. When we ﬁnally identiﬁed the problem, we had to rewrite the function.” Fortunately, Wilson said, the
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Computer Testing Center was able to reschedule all of Tuesday’s tests for that evening or during the day Wednesday. Though the center was tightly packed, he said making sure everyone tested was more about having enough proctors to monitor students than having enough seats. Of the 150 students in B52 Himes Hall when the server failed, none lost their work. Wilson said grades for students taking ISDS and math tests — about 30 percent — were recorded because those testing programs aren’t actually tied to the OAE system. As for the others, OAE physically backed up each test so no work was lost.
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