MUSIC: Datsik to perform at The Varsity Theatre at 8 p.m., p. 4
FOOTBALL: Columnist says LSU needed a tough win, p. 7
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Montgomery, defense shine in tough road victory
Many students to refuse to vote Ben Wallace
Senior Contributing Writer
AUBURN, Ala. — What looked like a guaranteed six points suddenly wasn’t. After watching the LSU offense methodically maneuver itself down the ﬁeld on its opening possession, only to fumble away its opportunity on the goal line, junior defensive end Sam Montgomery got a stern message before he ran on the ﬁeld. “Destroy.” Montgomery heard strength coach Tommy Mofﬁtt’s message loud and clear. On the next play, Montgomery smothered Auburn sophomore tailback Tre Mason in the end zone to put LSU on the board. His safety would set the tone for the stalwart defensive performance that ensued. Limiting Auburn to 183 total yards and applying constant pressure on sophomore quarterback Kiehl Frazier, LSU’s defense made up for its sputtering offense in a 12-10 slugfest in JordanHare Stadium on Saturday. Penalties and turnovers plagued the visiting Tigers, who entered the game as a 20.5-point favorite. “It’s one of those things where you have to buckle down, grit your teeth, and go ahead and roll
inconsistent play throughout the game. “Words can’t describe what I feel for how our defense played tonight,” said senior offensive tackle Josh Dworaczyk. “When it comes down to the crucial times for the stop, we can do that and that’s what they did tonight.” Senior safety Eric Reid echoed Dworaczyk, praising the front four for doing what they seem to always do. “They were able to get to the passer and force him to make some throws he didn’t want to make,”
With the 2012 presidential election less than two months away, many students have already decided who to vote for — no one. Challenges with absentee voting, school priorities and political apathy stand out as common reasons some students say they won’t vote in November’s presidential election. Registered voter and political science sophomore Hayden Price wrote lengthy papers on each candidate, but if anything, he said that only made him less likely to vote. When asked if he was voting: “Probably not, honestly,” Price confessed. “They both suck, pretty much, in my opinion.” The “they” he referred to includes President Barack Obama, the Democratic presidential nominee, and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee — the two front-runners in this year’s
AUBURN, see page 6
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LSU junior defensive end Sam Montgomery (99) tackles Auburn senior running back Onterio McCalebb (23) on Saturday during the Tigers’ 12-10 victory against Auburn in Jordan-Hare Stadium. See more photos at lsureveille.com.
with the punches,” Montgomery said. Montgomery, who ﬁnished with 3.5 tackles for loss and one sack, lauded fellow teammates Lavar Edwards and Micah Eugene for their key roles in the victory. Redshirt freshman Eugene ﬁnished with two sacks, which more than pleased Montgomery. “I’m so proud of him,” Montgomery said. “Nobody will know the joy that comes to my heart.” Edwards chipped in with a tackle for loss of his own, all the while helping to shoulder the load during junior quarterback Zach Mettenberger’s
UREC Adventure Education sends students on kayak trip Jacy Baggett Contributing Writer
The ﬁnal days of summer came to an end this weekend, and one group of University students decided to make the most of it by kayaking in the waters of Pensacola, Fla. Chris Bullard, assistant director of adventure and experiential education with the University Student Recreational Complex and Billy Marcantel, graduate assistant in adventure and experiential education, led a kayaking beach trip with six students in the Gulf Islands National Seashore and Fort McRee area Sept. 21 to 23, where students kayaked and explored the beach. Keylo Allen, photography freshman, said she had never been kayaking before this trip. Allen said she is comfortable with water and wanted to try something adventurous.
Students camped in tents, which experience for her because she had were provided by the UREC, but only been camping one other time students were required to bring their in her life. She said the “ocean was own meals. the bathroom” — Katherine Ar- UREC Adventure Education the campsite had no bour, coastal envirunning water. Trips: Fall 2012 ronmental science · Canoeing in the Bogue Chitto The original sophomore, said - Oct.19-21, register by Oct.14 plan was to camp she and her friend on Fort Pickens, but cooked chicken - Price $80 for students the group camped alfredo on mini- · Hiking through Big Thicket, Texas on Fort McRee, stoves provided by - Nov. 23-25, register by Nov. 18 Arbour said. She - Price: $80 for students the UREC. said the kayakers Arbour said · Skiing and Exploring Colorado could see where hiking a mile to - Dec. 15-21, register by Nov. 28 the storm-surge hit the campsite on the - Price: $775 for students the sand from Hurbeach was the most ricane Isaac, but challenging, but rewarding, part. She there was no other apparent damage. said the group woke up at 6:30 a.m. Bullard and Marcantel said they Sunday morning to watch the sun- had a schedule for the weekend, but rise. they emphasized that they do what “It was painful but fun,” Arbour the students want to do. Bullard said said. they were there to have fun. Arbour said this was a new “No frowning or complaining,”
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UREC Adventure Education has sent two groups of students to kayak in Florida, one last spring and the latest over the weekend.
Bullard said. “You can complain, but we will just laugh and say suck it up.” Before the trip, Bullard and Marcantel taught the participants about the “Leave No Trace Seven
Principles.” Some of the tips include leaving what you ﬁnd, respecting wildlife and respecting others. “If we ﬁnd a huge shell, we KAYAK, see page 6
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INTERNATIONAL Fashion Week 2012 proves spring and summer fashion will be bright MILAN (AP) — At least the fashion world can agree on one antidote to the financial crisis: Color. Black, a wardrobe staple that might be a safe haven in a crisis, is not a mainstay of the previews for spring and summer 2013 womenswear collections as Milan Fashion Week continued into its fifth day Sunday. Color, instead, is king — either in monochromatic looks or deployed in geometric and floral patterns and prints. Summer white and seasonal pastels round out the palette. Apple fans jammed shops worldwide to be the first with the latest iPhone (AP) — In a now familiar global ritual, Apple fans jammed shops across the globe to pick up the tech juggernaut’s latest iPhone. Eager buyers formed long lines Friday at Apple Inc. stores in Asia, Europe and North America to be the first to get their hands on the latest version of the smartphone. In London, some shoppers had camped out for a week in a queue that snaked around the block. In Hong Kong, the first customers were greeted by staff cheering, clapping, chanting “iPhone 5! iPhone 5!” and high-fiving them.
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Models wear creations part of the Dolce & Gabbana women’s Spring-Summer 2013 fashion collection, during the fashion week in Milan, Italy, on Sunday.
Zimbabwe authorities ask residents to flush toilets simultaneously HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — City authorities in Zimbabwe’s second largest city said Saturday they were appealing to home owners to flush their toilets at a specified time as a way to unblock sewers after days of severe water rationing. Bulawayo City Council has asked its more than 1 million residents to flush their toilets simultaneously at 7:30 p.m. when water supplies are restored. City officials say “synchronized flushing” is needed to clear waste.
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Monday, September 24, 2012
Joseph Goebbels’ college-age letters exhibit indications of anti-Semitism
Television star at animal fundraiser, wants to create “green” shelter
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The love letters, school papers and dramatic works of college-age Joseph Goebbels reveal a romantic young man beginning to show signs of anti-Semitism and egotistical and controlling behavior, according to a Connecticut auction house selling the pre-war writings of Adolf Hitler’s propaganda chief. Alexander Historical Auctions plans to sell the collection on Sept. 27 in Stamford, saying it may prove invaluable in providing historical and psychological insights. Central California desalination plan ending, rising energy costs at fault
LAFAYETTE (AP) — The star of the hit CW television series “The Vampire Diaries” stopped at a doggy kissing booth and told fans he’s going to create a sanctuary to rehabilitate both unwanted animals and bullies. Ian Somerhalder was at the Strut Your Mutt fundraiser Saturday in Lafayette to help raise money for the Best Friends Animal Society. Dogs could win prizes for best kisser. The Advertiser reports that the actor from Covington said his own charitable foundation plans to create a “completely green” animal sanctuary in Tangipahoa Parish.
MARINA, Calif. (AP) — In the Central California coastal town of Marina, a $7 million desalination plant that can turn salty ocean waves into fresh drinking water sits idle behind rusty, locked doors, shuttered by water officials because rising energy costs made the plant too expensive. Far to the north in wellheeled Marin County, plans were scrapped for a desalination facility despite two decades of planning and millions of dollars spent on a pilot plant.
Agreement to clean up New Orleans Police Department heard Friday NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Details of an agreement to clean up the troubled New Orleans Police Department were heard Friday by a federal judge who must approve the reforms. The agreement, spelled out in a 124-page document, would require the police department to overhaul its policies and procedures for use of force, training, interrogations, searches and arrests, recruitment and supervision.
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Ian Somerhalder plays with Raj, a dog up for adoption, at Best Friends Animal Society’s Strut Your Mutt event to help raise funds for local animal welfare.
Drill enters cavern, tests begin at sinkhole in Assumption Parish BAYOU CORNE (AP) — A well drilled to examine a failed salt cavern has penetrated the roof of the deep cavern to begin tests to learn whether its failure caused a huge sinkhole in Assumption Parish. Sonny Cranch, a spokesman for Texas Brine Co. LLC of Houston, tells The Advocate the drill broke through at about 8 p.m. Saturday. He says tests did not find any pressure from gas or brine. Cranch says diagnostic tests began almost at once, and results are expected in two to three days.
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University Saudi Club to celebrate National Day
Club invites all students to join Alyson Gaharan
Saudi Arabian students are making their presence known on campus with the help of the Saudi Club. The group was last seen at the Student Involvement Fair wearing traditional Saudi dress, and now the Saudi Club is planning an event to celebrate Saudi National Day, which took place Sunday and marks Saudi Arabia’s 82nd birthday. “This year, we’re trying to invite American students and different departments so they can understand part of our culture,” said petroleum engineering senior and Saudi Club Cultural Secretary Ibrahim Al Sowayigh. “Our main goal is to show Americans and especially LSU students our country and our culture.” Petroleum engineering junior and Saudi Club president Ammar Siddiqui, who founded the club, said the club has roughly 70 members. Siddiqui said he hopes approximately 100 people will attend the National Day event, which the club
is planning to hold Oct. 3. Updates and more information are available on the club’s Facebook page. Although petroleum engineering senior and Saudi Club vice president Akram Al Barghouti did not have any big plans for National Day, he said the holiday in Saudi Arabia is much like the Fourth of July in the U.S. “Everyone takes a break. People go to the beach or concerts. They recite poems or verses from the Quran. There’s fireworks,” Al Barghouti said. Saudi clubs are present at universities throughout the U.S., but they must adhere to terms and conditions of the Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission, the branch of the Saudi Arabian Embassy located in Washington, D.C., that oversees campuses’ Saudi organizations, among other things. The SACM grants funding to Saudi clubs to hold events like the LSU Saudi Club’s National Day event. “Every Saudi student abroad is an ambassador for their country and religion, and they should seriously consider the responsibility by presenting the right picture about Saudi Arabia and Islam,” Al Sowayigh said in a text message. Although the University’s
Saudi Club was founded and held gatherings for traditional Saudi holidays last year, the club was only recently recognized by the SACM. Al Barghouti spent most of his childhood in Jordan, but he was born and completed high school in Saudi Arabia and considers himself a part of both cultures. Al Barghouti said he moved to the U.S. to study petroleum engineering because he “wanted to learn a new culture and language. It wasn’t about the major, really.” The Saudi Club is a resource for Saudi students considering studying at the University. Siddiqui said Saudi students feel more comfortable moving to the U.S. knowing the University has an active Saudi community. “It’s easier for the new guys since we started the club,” Siddiqui said. Al Barghouti said there are some differences, but also many similarities between Saudi Arabia and the United States. “I love the food, except that like everything here has pork,” Al Barghouti joked.
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Datsik plays at Varsity tonight DJ talks tour life, growth of dubstep Josh Naquin Entertainment Writer
Dubstep DJ and producer Datsik would sleep for 15 hours a night if allowed. This is not surprising considering the blazing pace he moves at while awake. Troy Beetles, who performs under the alias Datsik, started Firepower Records early this year. The 24-year-old released his debut album “Vitamin D” on Dim Mak Records in April. The DJ is a third of the way through a 10-week nationwide tour, which will bring him to the Varsity Theatre tonight. Beetles was likely the kid in class incessantly tapping his foot or ﬁdgeting with a pencil — always doing something. He said his compulsion toward activity has made life on tour an ideal ﬁt. “The best part is constantly staying busy. It’s cool to always have something to do,” Beetles said. “I’ll get home from tour and just be pacing in my house, bored.” The Canada native said traveling for his performances clicked when he changed his mode of transportation from airplanes to tour buses. He said “the whole weekend warrior thing” of ﬂying to and from events was taxing, but it did provide ample time to think. It was on one such plane ride that Beetles conceived the idea for his Firepower Tour’s psychedelic DJ booth, the vortex. “It’s basically a big funnel tilted toward the crowd with the bottom cut out,” he said. “It has 3-D projectors in the front and back that make me look like I’m ﬂoating in the middle.” Beetles and company are looking to complement their visuals with an equally impressive sound to provide a full-body experience. The show will exploit the devastating power of a 50,000-watt audio system, one Beetles warns is not for those with sensitive hearing. “We have a crazy sound system. It’s almost overkill at some venues,” he said. Though Beetles will be using amps to push out his sound, fans may be better equipped to consume his music with a spoon or straw. “My sound is a combination of thrilling, robots, hip-hop
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Dubstep DJ and producer Datsik, who says tour life is a perfect fit for his personality, will be performing at the Varsity Theatre on Monday night.
and a strawberry milkshake all mixed together in a blender, and you have to try to drink that,” Beetles laughed. “Does that make sense?” It does for avid fans of the auditory mix master. Beetles has made a name for himself blending genres and arranging unconventional pairings. He cites his collaboration with Korn frontman Jonathan Davis as one of his favorites. “Collaborations keep things interesting. You have to ﬁnd this balance of talent,” Beetles said. The DJ grew up under the inﬂuence of hip-hop heavyweights like the Wu-Tang Clan and said his dream collaboration would involve members of the East Coast Collective. Beetles said he is open to different avenues for his music and loves new trends. “Some people get mad at fads that come and go and the hipsters that follow them,” Beetles said. “As a producer, I like to apply the new style or fad into my music and come up with something totally original.” Beetles has been on the EDM, Electric Dance Music, scene since its infancy in 2007. He said dubstep started out sounding “very minimal, dark and wompy.” Then in 2010 and 2011 he witnessed it become louder and crazier. “We’ve been going through this phase where everyone is trying to make Skrillex sounds,” Beetles said. He postulated that the tides of dubstep are changing once
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again, and a more minimal styling is bringing things full circle to where the genre began. “I can even get away with playing older hip-hop stuff, and it ﬁts with the mood now,” Beetles said. With his ﬁngers on the pulse of the evolving genre, the producer is using his record label to invest in rising stars. “We have a bunch of really awesome young talent, and these young kids are the future of the genre,” Beetles said. Labelmates Delta Heavy, Terravita, Bare Noize and others will augment Beetles’ performance tonight, where fans can expect a taste of what the DJ has in store for his next album. Doors open at 8 p.m., and the show begins an hour later. Tickets are $17.
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Monday, September 24, 2012
Cell phone charging stations placed in library, Union
Joshua Bergeron Staff Writer
In addition to ﬁlling their brains with knowledge in the library or ﬁlling their stomachs in the Student Union, students can now ﬁll their phones with electricity. As part of a Student Tech Fee initiative, the University installed several phone charging stations around campus — two in Middleton Library and one in the thirdﬂoor Union computer lab. Michael Smith, Director of Technical Services for User
Support and Student IT Enablement, said the project is a pilot. Depending on usage, it could expand in the future. English sophomore Sarah Lewis said the stations provide a useful service to students. “I like to stay on campus all day because of the way my classes fall,” Lewis said. “I need to use my phone during the day, but that also means that my battery runs down pretty quickly. It’s nice to not have to worry about my phone dying.” But some students are critical
Chargers for a variety of phones are attatched to a charging station in Middleton Library.
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of the project. Philosophy junior Michael Wilson said the charging stations are located too close together. “If they spread the stations
out a little bit and moved one of the ones that is in the library, it would be good,” Wilson said. “Maybe if they could put one in the Business Complex, that way it
is more spread out. Right now it is all clustered in one area.” The stations currently offer Android and iPhone adapters, a feature convenient to many students. “I’m glad that they decided to put in more than one kind,” said business freshman Gregory Harris. “A lot of people have iPhones, but there are more kinds of Android phones and they all use the same charger.” Contact Joshua Bergeron at email@example.com
Student Government Initiatives’ Progress COMPLETED - 20 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.
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11. Rework student organization funding applications
Co-curricular transcripts for students
13. Promote First Year Involvement at orientations
More seating in Middleton Library
Planned bus trip
Promote sustainability at football games
Bike Week planned for Oct. 22-27
12. Formed Freshman Leadership Council
14. Tiger Nights planned
15. Straight Talks with SG planned
16. Diversity Advisory Board
Started president’s blog
17. Start LSU Ring Ceremony Tradition
Voter registration drives
19. Rework signage within parking lots
Student Government sponsorship newsletter
10. Community spirit program
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Comphrehensive Research Database Online classroom booking
Created University Center for Advising and Counseling task force
Early bird activities for students who arrive to games early Pink game
Sustainability efforts offcampus
Create student arts showcase Install call towers
Tracking earned priority points on MyLSU Miniature meal plans
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20. Better signage behind the UREC
Create 24-hour dining location
10. Increase double sidedprinting 11. Redesign SG website
Cody Canada and The Revivalists
12. Host a mayoral debate 13. Plan Groovin’ on the Grounds
14. Plan Chats with the Chancellor 15. SG service project
16. SG Town Hall meeting
17. Holiday shuttle program
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Microwaves in vending areas High school retreat for potential students
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Reid said. “They came up huge for us once again.” After a lackluster ﬁrst half that saw Mettenberger lose two fumbles and squander red zone opportunities, Montgomery noticed a number of his teammates hanging their heads in the LSU locker room at halftime. Montgomery urged the downtrodden players to raise their heads. “I didn’t like that from my team,” Montgomery said. “I had seen that before and I refused to have it again.” LSU coach Les Miles praised his veteran defensive end’s locker room presence, calling it a “great leadership” moment. “I believe that during times of adversity, the older veteran players have to get everyone’s head on straight to go out and play for victory,” Miles said. Though visibly displeased with
VOTING, from page 1
race. Other young registered voters expressed similar sentiments. “I don’t like either major candidate, so my vote’s not really going to matter,” said Angela Balis, electrical engineering junior. Balis acknowledged that schoolrelated responsibilities get in the way of voting, and she’s not alone. “I just feel like I have so many other things to do,” said biology sophomore Kaitlin Junius. Going against the grain, ﬁnance sophomore Paul Guinn said he would deﬁnitely vote in November, with hopes that the next president would help lower the unemployment rate, which sits at 8.3 percent, according the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. “I feel like a lot of college kids don’t really understand the important issues,” Guinn said.
the nine penalties his team accumulated, Miles said the nail-biter will be an effective learning experience as the Tigers progress in SEC play. “This is a tremendous lesson for us which is something that we’ll certainly be able to teach from in a very aggressive manner,” Miles said. Aided by interceptions from junior cornerback Tharold Simon and junior linebacker Luke Muncie, the LSU defense held ﬁrm despite a raucous Jordan-Hare Stadium crowd. Though the score wasn’t ﬂashy and the spread wasn’t covered, Muncie said simply, “a win’s a win.” “We’re 1-0 in the SEC, and we’re trying to make a push for the western division championship and the SEC Championship,” Muncie said. “If we can do that, that’s all that matters.” Contact Chandler Rome at firstname.lastname@example.org; Twitter: @Rome_TDR Geauxvotelsu.com, a resource to make student voting easier, offers instructions for registering to vote, as well as absentee voting. The website offers guidelines for in-state and outof-state students, because even Louisiana residents must cast their vote in the parish where they’re registered. Connie Flanagan, an advisory board member of the Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), said she also feels that if Americans want their voices to be heard, voting should be made easier. “Making it transparent, making it a norm and making it easy — for any group — is the right way to go,” said Flanagan, a human ecology professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. “Any way to make it less complicated is going to make it more likely for people to do it.” Some organizations have made
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KAYAK, from page 1
should leave it there for other people to see,” Bullard said. The cost of the weekend adventure was $100 for students and $130 for non-students. This price included everything but food. The kayaking trip is one of four adventure education trips planned for this semester. According to the UREC website, UREC Adventure Education began taking students on adventurebased overnight trips in the spring of 2012. Students are educated in canoeing, kayaking, climbing and backpacking. “The overall goal is to get people comfortable doing these trips on their own,” Bullard said.
Contact Jacy Baggett at email@example.com it a mission to make voting easy for young people, such as Rock the Vote and HeadCount, a nonpartisan group that sets up voter registration booths at concerts to increase youth civic engagement. “[Young voters] see the political arena as something that is intimidating or something that’s not accessible to them,” said Jane Henderson, artist relations manager at HeadCount. “What HeadCount tries to do is to make it accessible and easy to understand.” There are 46 million young people, ages 18 to 29, eligible to vote, according to reports by CIRCLE, which is about one-seventh of America’s population according to 2010 U.S. Census data. Contact Ben Wallace at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Tigers earn split in home-opening series Alex Cassara Sports Writer
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LSU junior quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) directs the offensive line Saturday during the Tigers’ 12-10 victory against Auburn.
Rude Welcome Mettenberger, offense struggle in SEC opener Mike Gegenheimer Sports Contributor
AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn didn’t exactly roll out the welcome mat for LSU junior quarterback Zach Mettenberger. Mettenberger was chased and beaten throughout the game as the Auburn defensive front consistently broke through LSU lines to put pressure on the quarterback in a low-scoring affair LSU won 12-10. “There was some things [Mettenberger] did well and
certainly there were some positions we put him in that didn’t favor him,” said LSU coach Les Miles. “Some guys that were supporting him did some things they shouldn’t. What he showed was character and toughness, and [he] really made the plays he needed to make when it came down to crunch time.” Two first-half fumbles rattled Mettenberger early and gave an Auburn team that had been down in recent weeks muchneeded momentum to contain the LSU offense.
The LSU volleyball team split its first home series of the season this weekend, failing in its Sunday matchup with Missouri after winning against Kentucky in five sets on Friday. LSU (5-8, 1-3 Southeastern Conference) was sloppy on Sunday, tallying nine more errors than Mizzou over four sets. “Volleyball’s a game of errors,” said LSU coach Fran Flory. “... At the end of the match, where you battle somebody this close, the team that makes the fewest is the team that’s going to win.” Already down one set, LSU lost a tight second frame against Missouri, 25-23. They rallied to take the third, 2521, but they couldn’t hold on in the fourth, losing it, 25-22. “We came out; we were dead on the court,” said junior middle blocker Desiree Elliott. “We didn’t have any leadership really, and that’s what made that game so hard.
No one really stepped up, and we didn’t have any fire, really, any fight.” Though she lauded the defensive presence of senior Sam Delahoussaye and freshman Haley Smith, who combined for 83 digs on the weekend, Flory said the Tigers are feeling the loss of senior libero Meghan Mannari. Flory said she thinks her team would be 4-0 in conference play had Mannari been available for the past two weekends. “The composure, the poise and the level of maturity Meghan brings to the court, and the confidence our team plays with when she’s on the court, it’s completely different,” Flory said. Flory said she’s unsure when Mannari will be able to play. Elliott paced the Tigers on offense, posting 37 kills over the weekend. She credited her teammates, especially sophomore setter Malorie Pardo, for her strong MISSOURI, see page 11
“Being underdogs pumped them up,” said LSU junior defensive end Sam Montgomery. “Never … listen to what other people say about a team, because that’s talking about their heart. I expected this. It’s the [Southeastern Conference], in the west division. It’s tough.” Auburn held Mettenberger — making his first SEC start — to just 78 yards in the first half. LSU’s lone touchdown came when junior running back Michael Ford punched METTENBERGER, see page 11
Gritty win against Auburn a necessary wakeup call for LSU MIC’D UP MICAH BEDARD Sports Columnist It definitely didn’t earn any style points. But it was necessary. The LSU football team waltzed into Jordan-Hare Stadium unchallenged and unscathed. It left Auburn, Ala., with a sloppy 12-10 victory against an Auburn team that had been anything but impressive
its first three games. The LSU players realized they’re human. They’re vulnerable. More importantly, if LSU plays that poorly against a quality opponent, it will lose. The Auburn-versus-LSU game is always a knockdown, drag-out street brawl, no matter the venue. It’s just hard to look at the Tigers after their effort Saturday night and say they are the nation’s secondbest team. Hopefully the competitive nature of the game, something the
Tigers haven’t experienced all season, is a blessing in disguise. Ugly or not, LSU needed to have a wakeup call if it plans on taking its talents to South Beach. No one put that into perspective better than junior linebacker Luke Muncie. “It shows us that we need to be humble and continue to improve,” Muncie said. “We’re not going to be good enough to go to the National Championship until that WAKEUP CALL, see page 11
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Junior middle block Desiree Elliot blocks a ball Friday during the Tigers’ victory against Kentucky in the PMAC.
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Succop lifts Chiefs over Saints 27-24 in OT The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — Ryan Succop delivered a huge kick in the gut to the reeling New Orleans Saints. Succop kicked a club-record six ﬁeld goals, one to force overtime in the ﬁnal seconds and another from 31 yards to lift the Kansas City Chiefs to a 27-24 victory over the Saints, who remain winless through three games since coach Sean Payton was suspended in connection with the NFL’s bounty investigation. Succop’s 43-yard ﬁeld goal with three seconds left completed a methodical comeback by Kansas City (1-2) after the Saints had cashed in on a pair of Chiefs turnovers to go ahead 24-6 in the third quarter. In storming back to win for the ﬁrst time this season, Kansas City needed only one touchdown, a 91yard run by Jamaal Charles, who ﬁnished with 233 yards rushing and 55 yards receiving. The Chiefs also got a safety in the fourth quarter on Justin Houston’s third sack of the game. Drew Brees passed for 240 yards and three touchdowns, but he missed all six of his passes through the fourth quarter and overtime, when the Saints were unable to get a single ﬁrst down. After Charles’ long TD made it 24-13 in the third quarter,
Stanford Routt’s interception of Brees’ underthrown pass for Devery Henderson near the Kansas City goal line thwarted another Saints scoring chance. Succop ﬁeld goals of 34 and 38 yards early in the fourth quarter cut it to 24-19, setting up a wild ﬁnish. Houston’s sack of Brees for a safety cut it to 24-21 and gave Kansas City the ball with 5:33 left. Cassel’s spinning scramble and 11-yard pass across the ﬁeld to Jon Baldwin on third-and-10 extended the drive, which also included Cassel’s completion to Dwayne Bowe on fourth-and-5 before Succop’s game-tying kick with 3 seconds left. In one of several lowlights for the crew of replacement ofﬁcials working the game, New Orleans was brieﬂy ruled the winner on the ﬁeld in overtime when running back Shaun Draughn lost the ball stretching for a ﬁrst down and safety Roman Harper picked up the ball and ran to the end zone. The fumble was overturned on video review, but the spot came up a half-yard short of a ﬁrst down. Charles easily converted a fourthdown run to extend the winning drive. The Saints opened the game according to script, marching 83 yards in six plays, helped by Darren Sproles’ 47-yard run. Lance
Moore made it 7-0 with a leaping, outstretched snag of Brees’ nineyard pass. The Chiefs’ Succop hit ﬁeld goals of 25 and 45 yards, and New Orleans’ Garrett Hartley hit from 40, and the Saints led 10-6 at halftime. New Orleans appeared to be taking command in the third quarter thanks to a pair of turnovers by the Chiefs. First came a fumble by Dexter McCluster, who hurt his shoulder while falling on his own after a short catch, then let the ball go moments before he would have been touched down by cornerback Jabari Greer. Ofﬁcials initially ruled McCluster down while linebacker Jonathan Casillas scooped the ball and ran to the end zone. The Saints challenged and won a reversal on replay review, giving them the ball on the Chiefs’ 19. That set up Brees’ one-yard TD pass to tight end Jimmy Graham. New Orleans then went ahead 24-6 on Brees’ 6-yard swing pass to fullback Jed Collins, capping a short drive set up by Greer’s interception and 28-yard return to the Kansas City seven. Contact The Daily Reveille’s sports staff at email@example.com; Twitter: @TDR_sports
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Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (25) rushes in the first half of Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints in The Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
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This week’s Carleton, Lady Tigers win LSU Invitational AP Poll James Moran
Rank / Team / Record / Last Week 1. Alabama 4-0 1 2. Oregon
4. Florida State
6. South Carolina 4-0
7. Kansas State
9. West Virginia
10. Notre Dame
14. Ohio State
18. Oregon State
20. Mich. State
21. Miss. State
24. Boise State
The Lady Tigers claimed their second LSU Invitational title in a row while recording a nearly perfect score in the team’s annual home meet Saturday. LSU runners ﬁnished ﬁrst, second, third, ﬁfth and sixth, missing out on a perfect score in NCAA cross country by only one top-six runner. LSU senior Laura Carleton also earned her second victory in a row at the LSU Invitational, ﬁnishing ﬁrst with a time of 20:34.7. Behind Carleton, junior Natoya Goule ﬁnished second, and senior Dakota Goodman ﬁnished third. “I was very pleased with the women and the effort from last week to this week,” said LSU coach Mark Elliott. “Again, Laura Carleton ran extremely well. I think for running her ﬁrst time for LSU, Natoya Goule ran pretty well.” Elliott said he thought his team ran well against a host of local schools, including Lamar University, Southern University, Southeastern Louisiana University and Nicholls State University. LSU had its full roster of runners, as Goule and senior Charlene Lipsey did not run in the season opener. “This is the ﬁrst time we ran at full strength all season, and it showed,” Elliott said. “It doesn’t matter what level of competition there was. When you almost have a perfect score, you know the team ran well.” The Tigers also ran well Saturday, ﬁnishing second out of eight
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Senior cross country runner Laura Carleton (120) finishes first in the women’s 6K on Saturday during the LSU Invitational.
teams at the meet. Senior Roger Cooke was the Tigers’ top ﬁnisher, coming in seventh place with a time of 27:18.3. Sophomore Philip Primeaux was the next Tiger across the ﬁnish line with a time of 27:53.1 and placing 10th. “We did all right,” Cooke said. “We had a couple guys drop out, which hurt our team standings, but overall we ran pretty decently. It is a work in progress with all the young guys we have on this team.” Lamar ﬁnished ﬁrst on the men’s side with sophomore Sam Stabler winning the individual race. Contact James Moran at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Monday, September 24, 2012
LSU loses 2-1 in double overtime to Kentucky
Bria Turner Sports Contributor
The LSU soccer team remains winless in Southeastern Conference play after a 2-1 double-overtime loss to Kentucky on Sunday afternoon in the LSU Soccer Stadium. LSU (4-4-3) played more consistently in its Friday night 3-1 loss to Auburn, but the team still shot only eight times in each game. Kentucky outshot the Tigers with 19 kicks at the goal. “The kids just regrouped and recognized that you gotta fight and you gotta be tough if you’re gonna win in the SEC,” said LSU head coach Brian Lee. “I thought they did a great job.” Kentucky (8-2-0) scored its first goal in the 27th minute off of a Courtney Raetzman header with an assist from Kelli Hubly. After the
goal, the Tigers huddled near the goal for the first time this season. “On Friday we were playing really well, then we gave up the goal and everyone kind of stared around and looked at each other,” Lee said. “That’s the way you should react — regroup and let’s go get ’em.” The Tigers’ lone goal came from a penalty kick early in the second half by junior goalkeeper Megan Kinneman. It was Kinneman’s first career penalty kick and the first goal of her career. “I knew we needed to get back in the game, and that was my way to contribute,” Kinneman said. “Keeping the ball out of the net and then I had my opportunity to score.” As the game went on, LSU grew exhausted. The Wildcats substituted six players throughout the
game, and the Tigers substituted three. In the second overtime period, Kentucky took four shots, while LSU did not get any shots off. Kentucky’s game-winning goal came from Raetzman in the 106th minute with a shot that ricocheted off the crossbar and bounced over the goal line. “I think it’s some of the best effort we’ve put in for a while,” Kinneman said. “It’s tough we didn’t get the win.” Five LSU players were missing from action, most notably freshmen Jade Kovacevic, Heather Magee and Colby Maffei. “We just had some team stuff,” Lee said. “They’ll be back with us on Tuesday.” TAYLOR BALKOM / The Daily Reveille
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Junior forward and midfielder Nina Anderson splits two defenders Sunday during the Tigers’ 2-1 loss against Kentucky.
SWIMMING AND DIVING
Tigers dominate season opener, freshmen shine early
Scott Branson Sports Contributor
The LSU men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams finished the first meet of the season without losing a race Saturday, taking a pair of 64-38 victories at Centenary. In a meet structured to include only the shorter individual swims — along with the 200-yard freestyle and medley relays — the Tigers claimed the top spot in each race and returned home with a bounty of experience that swimming coach Dave Geyer said will pay off later in the season. “It was a great experience for our team to get some travel under their belts early in the season,” Geyer said. “The freshman class needed
to learn the intricacies of travel to compete at a high level.” A host of Tiger freshmen made their mark in the pool Saturday in multiple events. Three LSU freshmen swept the top three places in the 200 free, paced by Megan Cox (1:53.68), who outtouched Danielle Stirrat (1:53.71) at the wall, followed closely by Jesse James (1:54.33). Fellow freshman Taryn MacKenzie ran away with the top spot in the 100 breast, beating the secondplace finisher to the wall by six seconds, and Rebecca Werdine swam the fastest 50 free time (25.38) to take first place in the event. On the men’s side, freshman Grant Grenfell took first in the 100
backstroke with a time of 52.32 seconds. LSU junior Michael Saco posted a 21.17 in the 50 free to notch a first place finish, just ahead of senior Tiger Zack Wepasnick (21.89). Additionally, freshmen Gabe Rooker (57.24) and Colin Finnegan (1:02.19) notched a one-two finish in the 100 breast. In the women’s 100 back, senior Jana Ruimerman placed first with a swim of 59.04 seconds, just
five-hundredths of a second ahead of sophomore Jennifer Reese. Geyer said his squads’ early success is a good starting point, but there’s still more to be done to prepare the Tigers for stiffer competition later in the season. “We definitely are at a point in the season where we need to put some more hay in the barn before we begin to compete against some tough SEC opponents,” Geyer said. LSU’s women’s squad opens
SEC competition Oct. 10 at Vanderbilt, and the men start conference meets with a dual-meet at Auburn on Oct. 20. The Tiger divers will join the swimmers for their first structured competition Sept. 28, when LSU holds its annual Purple and Gold Intrasquad on Sept. 28 at the LSU Natatorium. Contact Scott Branson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, September 24, 2012 METTENBERGER, from page 7
in a one-yard first-quarter touchdown. But it was the fumble deep in Auburn territory on the opening drive that set the pace for a night of miscues for an LSU offense that came into the game averaging 48.3 points and just under 500 yards of offense per game. “I think early on the momentum shifted big time,” Mettenberger said. “We were on the one-yard line, and I fumbled
the snap. ... If we don’t fumble on the goal line there on the first drive, we’re going up seven nothing.” The shakier Mettenberger and the LSU offense played, the louder Jordan-Hare Stadium became. “It was different,” Mettenberger said. “Saw a lot of orange in the stands. We’ve practiced crowd noise since the first day of practice, every practice. Communication was good, it was just execution that we had some
The Daily Reveille problems. … When someone’s down, you have to tap them out early on.” Mettenberger’s second half consisted of just five completions for 91 yards – with 33 of those yards coming off a late-game screen pass to junior running back Spencer Ware. Mettenberger and the rest of the LSU offense was never able to establish rhythm in the game in part due to six offensive penalties in the contest. “We reacted too much to
WAKEUP CALL, from page 7
time comes.” He’s right. All night the Tigers looked like they were waiting around for Tyrann Mathieu to run out of the tunnel and make a play to put the game out of reach. It never happened. If not for LSU’s dominant defensive effort, particularly defensive end Sam Montgomery’s best game in a purple and gold jersey, the Tigers might have returned to Baton Rouge with a loss. The Tigers held Auburn to a mere 183 yards. However, because of miscues and penalties, they weren’t able to pull away. LSU’s offense put together a methodical, smash-mouth drive its first possession, only to give Auburn the ball on its three-yard line after a mishandled snap by quarterback Zach Mettenberger. Luckily for Mettenberger, Montgomery bailed him out on the next play by inhaling Auburn running back Tre Mason in the end zone for a safety. The luxury of playing against North Texas and Idaho
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Sophomore wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. drops a deep pass from junior quarterback Zach Mettenberger on Saturday in LSU’s 12-10 win against Auburn.
has caught up with Mettenberger. He might be the one Tiger who needs to snap back to reality the most. Not only did he give the ball away twice, but his second fumble was a case of him trying to do too much. Instead of going down and taking the sack, he didn’t
protect the ball and Auburn punched it out. Trying to win games by holding onto the ball and attempting to make something out of nothing is never a recipe for success. Let’s hope Mettenberger learned that after Saturday’s contest. Had it not been for the
page 11 them pushing us, and it’s like they say, the ref always sees the second push,” Mettenberger said. “We got a lot of penalties. That’s not how we play football here, and we’re going to work hard in practice to correct that.” Auburn defensive end Corey Lemonier — matched up against LSU senior left tackle Josh Dworaczyk, who took over the position for the injured Chris Faulk — consistently gave Mettenberger trouble. Lemonier broke through the turnover in LSU territory, Auburn wouldn’t have even sniffed the end zone. The Auburn offense was that bad. Costly penalties on offense also stalled promising drives that would have put points on the board. Forget about all the miscues, turnovers and penalties. LSU will be fine escaping the plains with a win. But this is the Tigers’ only mulligan. Another lackluster performance on the road in the Southeastern Conference won’t have a result LSU will be satisfied with, especially when the Tigers take on a much-improved Florida team in The Swamp next Saturday. If this team has shown anything, it’s that it welcomes adversity. It makes it play better. Micah Bedard is a 22-year-old history senior from Houma.
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LSU front lines for two sacks and one of the forced fumbles on the night. “I’m going to have to beat up those offensive tackles some more, though, in practice to make sure they’re right,” Montgomery said. “... Just prepare for war. The SEC is another level.”
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performance. Outside hitters Helen Boyle, sophomore, and Madie Jones, senior, also put in strong performances, registering 33 and 29 kills, respectively. The noise in the PMAC gave the Tigers a jolt Friday, when 1,471 fans cheered on LSU to rally back against Kentucky to win its first five-set match of the season. The Tigers played in front of a home crowd for the first time in their 2012 campaign after Hurricane Isaac forced the Tiger Classic to be played in Houston. “It felt so good to finally be at home in front of people we know and an atmosphere that was welcoming towards us, so that was great,” Elliott said. LSU will go on the road yet again next weekend, traveling to Mississippi State on Friday and Arkansas on Sunday.
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Monday, September 24, 2012
The Portable Piyush Jindal’s bigoted conquest with Santorum shrugs Louisiana’s crises
THE NEW FRONTIERSMAN CLAYTON CROCKETT Opinion Editor Desperate politics call for desperate measures. I like to think this went through the mind of Gov. Bobby Jindal when he signed on to join Rick Santorum, the Tim Tebow of politics, on an Iowa bus tour this week. The tour, Jindal told The Des Moines Register, is to “uphold our values, freedoms and constitutional rights.” So which particular freedoms will these conservative crime-fighters be touring Iowa to preserve? The freedom of homosexuals to not marry, particularly. More particularly, the freedom of the humble Iowans to hit the polls in November and aid the ouster of Iowa Supreme Court Justice David Wiggins, who, in 2009, supported a court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage in Iowa. That’s right: Touring Iowa with Rick “leave-the-constitution, take-the-sweater-vest” Santorum to keep gay couples from marrying is more appealing to our governor than being in his home state, which is riddled with actual problems. Santorum is beginning this tour today, and Jindal will join forces Wednesday. What’s so appalling about
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Gov. Bobby Jindal arrives with Republican nominee for governor Ovide Lamontagne for a Republican Unity Breakfast following the state primary Sept. 13 in Bedford, N.H.
Jindal’s decision is that, as stated before, there are far more pertinent issues which require his utmost attention — if you could call any moral legislation pertinent to begin with. More suppressed homosexuality in Iowa will not keep our state’s flagship university afloat. That’s our football team’s job. And I dare say it matters little whether you agree with same-sex
marriage or not: It would take a fool not to notice the myriad tangible problems facing our state at the moment. Three bomb threats in the state capital in a week? Yes, I guess these things do just happen. What’s worse is that, as per the Jindal usual, this is only another empty act with little chance of affecting real change, made only for the headlines it
will produce. I’ve been to the tiny towns of Pella and Ottumwa, where Santorum will be visiting. I saw the sweater vest appeal to the rural Iowans for their vote in Santorum’s miraculous caucus victory. Branding every habitant of these towns to be white and überconservative is dangerous, but it would not be presumptuous to assume what kind of
have gone up dramatically under the supervision/management of Superintendent Mahaley. You also need to point out that after two separate and independent investigations , one 17 month and the other over 15 months, by the State Superintendent’s Office and the D.C. Inspector General’s Office, they both found, that out of 5,095 classrooms, they only found cheating in 3 of them. And one of those was in a State Charter School. This level of oversight for an Educational system similar to Baton Rouge has proven to work. What we have had dictated to us by the Courts and politically fractured groups hasn’t.
Mayor Holden has brought some level of dignity to the Office of Mayor, but his ideas towards crime are outdated and have not worked here. They have not worked in any municipality with the same demographic make-up of Baton Rouge. It was unfortunate that under his “watch” Katrina happened and Baton Rouge was the destination for not only some of the most gifted and pleasant New Orleans residents, but also their worst.” - BTR_Old_Man
finishes his degree). Try going out and starting a business in Baton Rouge. Deal with the multiple layers of bureaucracy at the DPW. Deal with the zoning board, the ABC board. Look around at the streets and bridges in town. Let me ask you this: Ever wondered why Baton Rouge is filled with mostly national chain stores and restaurants? I would like to see you walk to the corner store for something at night. Kip Holden has been mayor for almost eight years and is now asking for four more. In that time Ive heard what a nice guy he is, what a great dresser… Nothing about the shouting matches he gets into with the city council, nothing
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demographics will be attending this dynamic duo’s pit stops. The only members of the LGBTQ community present will be there to glitter bomb Santorum as they did during the caucus — fingers crossed on this one. Even if Jindal twiddled his thumbs in his office for a week, at least he’d be in his home state. Hurricane Isaac, though shrugged aside by the minds of many, could top $2 billion in damages. Hell, even the AgCenter’s projection that Isaac cut Louisiana’s pecan crop by 15 percent is more pressing than most things in rural Iowa, if only to the people Jindal is purported to represent. As mentioned previously, last week saw bomb scares at the state’s flagship university, the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport and the Hilton Capitol Center downtown. This list could go on, but the same point would be made time and again: Our state is suffering and exceptionally so, but our governor is appealing to voters in Iowa. Our slighted state deserves better. Clayton Crockett is a 20-year-old international studies junior from Lafayette. Contact Clayton Crockett at email@example.com; Twitter: @TDR_ccrockett
about the useless crime cameras, nothing about the time he threw a copy of the Advocate during a press conference, nothing about where he goes at night with police escort paid for by the taxpayers. I can’t think of who’s the bigger joke: Our spend, spend, pro public union, pimp mayor or the useless local press that fawns over him.” - Knownothingw
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“Isn’t that the ultimate homeland security, standing up and defending marriage?”
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Monday, September 24, 2012
Not voting an option for undecided voters IN-LOOKING OUTSIDER TESALON FELICIEN Columnist
ERIC GAY / The Associated Press
Here are some things that are more important than advocating against same-sex marriage: Gov. Bobby Jindal is hitting the road in Iowa this week with former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum to rally against a Supreme Court justice who supports same-sex marriage. There are many things
that are more important to the people of Louisiana than same-sex marriage in Iowa.
17. Parking on campus 16. Zach Mettenberger’s mustache 15. Naps 14. Protecting the sanctity of Rick Santorum’s sweater vest 13. The breakup of the band LMFAO
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Junior quarterback Zach Mettenberger throws warm-up passes before the Tigers’ victory against Auburn.
12. The conditions of roads in La. (submitted by a writer from a developing country) 11. The Saints’ defensive line 10. Sinkhole in Bayou Corne 9. Communicating with media outlets from your home state 8. The suspension of the Twitter account @Bill_Nye_tho 7. Cleaning up after Hurricane Isaac and coastal erosion 6. Balancing Louisiana’s budget 5. Bomb threat at the Hilton Capitol Center 4. Bomb threat at the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport 3. Bomb threat at the ﬂagship university 2. Advocating for same-sex marriage 1. Most things
As said by Jamaican reggae artist Buju Banton, “Well it’s politricks time again, are you going to vote now?” With the Nov. 6 presidential elections fast approaching, what is a student to do when he or she is still in search of a desired candidate? This is the all-too-common question for many Americans who identify as undecided or swing voters. So then who are these swingers? Swing voters classify themselves as neither Republican nor Democrat and their vote makes up a signiﬁcant number of electoral votes. The swing voter is possibly more important to a presidential candidate because their lack of allegiance can sway the elections either way. According to Politico, President Obama holds a favorable lead over Republican Mitt Romney in all 10 swing states except North Carolina. Computer science junior Robert Whitney falls into this undecided category. “I really haven’t seen much promise from either of the candidates,” Whitney said. The junior went on to say his decision will be made a few weeks, if not days, before the election. Among the swing voters I’ve spoken with, the issue of false political promises is recurring. Who can forget Obama’s feelgood campaign in 2008? Freshfaced and enthusiastic, Obama vowed to return America to world prominence. With the country involved in two foreign wars, a ﬁnancial crisis on Wall Street and various other problems, swing voters embraced the message of the newcomer. But the question still faces these undecided voters: Has America made much progress under Obama’s presidency? Romney is also somewhat of a question mark to swing voters. If elected president, is he capable of reviving a stagnant U.S. economy? With conﬂict in the Middle East, will he be as trigger happy as some of his Republican predecessors? Though shrouded in mystery, Romney has proven he will be a formidable challenge to the president. Based on the comments on the “47 percent,” the Republican nominee deﬁnitely has swing voters in mind. “I agree with Mitt Romney
because he is for smaller government and won’t increase taxes,” said ceramics sophomore Laura Bonnoitt. “We need a breath of fresh air in government.” But Maurice Kirksey, political science senior, said overall he was proud of the president’s performance. “I’m not convinced [Romney] truly wants to be a president for the people,” Kirksey said. “He is just playing the game of politics, trying to win an election.” The dilemma of the undecided voter brings light to a few problems in American politics. When two parties are not in union, a dysfunctional government is unavoidable. Both Republicans and Democrats are miles apart when it comes to solutions on key problems facing the country, and solutions are often found in the middle. Big money in politics sometimes censors voices of more moderate candidates. It is estimated that combined, the Obama and Romney campaigns have totaled $1.2 billion in campaign spending. So what is the undecided voter to do? In order to make an informed decision, an undecided voter should research prospective candidates — research their performance in ofﬁce, their backgrounds, their political platform and any other information available. In today’s digital age, each candidate has a website that details their achievements and aspirations for a better America. Keep in mind that these sites are public relations-controlled, so read critically. Votehelp.org, a nonpartisan website, matches the researcher’s political views with those of Obama and Romney through a series of guided questions. But frankly, if research doesn’t sufﬁce, not voting can be an option. Voting Rights activists of the ’50s and ’60s would dispute this choice, but if one does not feel represented by either candidate, there is no other choice. Why support a candidate you don’t agree with by voting for the lesser of the two evils? A prize ﬁghter shouldn’t enter the ring half-hearted or unprepared, so too an undecided voter should not vote solely because it is his or her right to as a citizen. Tesalon Felicien is 21-year-old mass communication junior from St. Lucia.
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GEORGES SOUTHSIDE 8905 highland rd. accepting applications for experienced fry side cooks/apply within 9am-2pm/ mon.-sat. MATH TUTORS WANTED! Must be excellent at high school math, friendly, good with kids. Must be available 3-6pm at least two weekdays. $12/ hour. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 753-6284. $BARTENDING$ $300/Day Potential NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. Training Available AGE 18+ OK 1-800-965-6520 ext127 AFTER SCHOOL COUNSELER NEEDED. M-F 2:30 - 6:00. Join our team of happy entergetic counselors! 20 minutes from LSU. (225) 336-9030 GENERAL OFFICE. Act as assistant to owner and salesmen. Experience in Quickbooks, Word, Excel necessary. Strong math and accounting skills desired. Permanent, 35+ hours/ week. Send resume and 3 references (with contact information) to twd@dufrenevalve. com. FT/PT LANDSCAPE WORKERS needed. Must have transportation, be dependable & hardworking. 225.252.2009 COMPUTER PROGRAMMER WANTED Flexible hours, casual workplace, tuition reimbursement, and competitive wages. Does this sound like somewhere you’d like to work? Local,
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servers to work nights and weekends at Zydeco Restaurant located in the beautiful Embassy Suites Hotel. Excellent work environment and great travel discounts! Apply online at www.hiltonworldwide.com/ careers or call Vanessa at 225924-6566
in the LSU and surrounding areas! Gated Communities, New Construction, Great Amenities & Rent Specials! Call Keyﬁnders Realty, Inc. @ 225-2933000 for additional Info on available rentals! Visit www. keyﬁndersBR.com for weekly updates on new rentals!
OPEN POSITION RETAIL/ DESIGN Looking for someone who is interested in retail sales/ design in a ﬂooring and countertop design center. Please fax your resume to 382-0604 225.291.4800
HOUSE FOR RENT 3 bedroom/1 bath 1700 sq ft home. Great location. Huge back yard. All appliances included. $1200. 225.270.2422
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1 BEDROOM APARTMENT Wood ﬂoors & crown molding. Nice courtyard area. Water, sewer, garbage included. Near LSU. $485/ month. Call today for a showing. 1330 Jim Taylor Drive 225.615.8521 TOWNHOUSES & CONDOS FOR LEASE 2 & 3 bedrooms FOR LEASE
2 BEDROOM/1 BATH APT Located on West Parker this unit comes with water, sewer and electricity included. Next to LSU. $750.00/month. Call for your showing today! 225.615.8521 1 BEDROOM TOWNHOME Bright 1 bedroom/1 bath townhome for rent. Near LSU and Fred’s. Water/sewer included. $550.00 per month 225.615.8521 2 BEDROOM TOWNHOME Bright 2 bedroom/1 bath townhome. Near LSU and Fred’s. Rent $650 a month with water and sewer included. 225.615.8521
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LICENSED COUNSELOR (LPC) Offering individual, coulples and adolescent counseling. $25.00 per hour. Contact: Cheryl Robin, LPC, at 225-235-1689.
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