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NO TRASH LEFT BEHIND Carlotta Inmates crucial to cost-effective cleanup

And that’s only for what’s outWhen Louisianans wake up Sunday morning after an LSU home side the walls of Tiger Stadium. Overall, Fellner said the outfootball game, there is one thing they door cleanup costs about $40,000 for can be sure of. The sun will rise in the east, each home game, adding up to more than $300,000 for illuminating the the 2012 football blanket of litter lyBen Wallace season. ing in the wake of Senior Contributing Writer But that numthe tailgating explosion that rocked the University’s ber only covers Facility Services’ campus the day before. end of the deal. And come Monday morning, “I have no idea what the gamebesides a stray plastic cup or a beer day [cleanup] costs really are,” bottle hidden in the bushes here and Fellner said, when taking into conthere, little evidence will remain of sideration several other University the state’s grandest weekend she- contracts and inner-stadium mop-up bang. duties. “We have to make it look like One key piece to the cleanup this never happened,” said Mainte- puzzle is prison inmate participanance Superintendent Hank Taylor. tion, since without it, Fellner said he Taylor helps oversee the clean- has “no idea” how the job would get up of the University’s roughly 1,000- done. On any given Sunday, inmates acre campus along with a 150-troop comprise about half of the cleanup squadron. “It’s like an army going into work force, with the rest split bebattle,” said Assistant Director of tween University employees and Landscape Services Fred Fellner, de- contracted laborers, all under the tailing the coordination of multiple leadership of Grounds Manager crews among different shifts from Vince Patterozzi. For example, following SaturThursday until Monday during home day’s South Carolina game, 27 infootball weekends. Facility Services brings in six mates came from Dixon Correctionrear-loading dump trucks on contract al Institute and 45 from Elayn Hunt with The Recycling Foundation in Correctional Center, while FacilBaton Rouge to haul in the rubble ity Services contributed 43 employcollected from 3,000 32-gallon yel- ees to an additional 32 contracted low bins and 150 95-gallon roll away workers. bins, plus another 1,500 18-gallon TRASH, see page 15 recycling bins, Fellner said.

Gameday trash litters the Parade Ground on Sunday after LSU’s game against South Carolina in Tiger Stadium. BENJAMIN OLIVER HICKS /

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CELEBRATION

Halloween party canceled Rachel Warren News and Entertainment Deputy Editor

Since the early 1970s, North Gate residents have celebrated Halloween on Carlotta Street, but this year, they’ll have to find another place to party. Clarke Cadzow, owner of Highland Coffees and member of the North Gate Merchants Association, said the group has paid for permits and cleanup for the celebration for the past four or five years. Cadzow said the Baton Rouge Police Department approached the Merchants Association several years ago to have it organize the event because the party had become too large to be considered a block party. All in all, insurance, police presence and street cleanup, among other things, cost the Merchants Association almost $5,000. He said the business owners involved decided to sell beer at the party to make up for the money they’d spent, but sales were only good for one year. After that, they began questioning whether they could afford to CARLOTTA, see page 15

DINING

Broken dishwasher results in plastic forks, tiny cups Issue should be resolved today Ben Wallace

Senior Contributing Writer

Triple-fisting and snapped plastic forks were each an indirect result of a broken dishwasher at The 5 on Monday, where students ate off Styrofoam plates and sipped from “airplane” cups to compensate for the dining hall’s broken megawasher. A new part is scheduled to arrive at 10 a.m. today, and LSU Dining will immediately repair the washer so the dining halls can

return to using china plates as soon as possible, said Resident District Manager David Heidke. In the meantime, some students struggled with the replacements. Civil engineering freshman Phillip DiBenedetto planted his clear plastic fork in one side of his waffle and began sawing with a knife. Almost immediately the fork snapped in half, leaving the spiked end stuck in the waffle, with the broken handle lying on the table. He and fellow civil engineering freshman Blake Elliott bursted into laughter, saying they hadn’t experienced any problems with the interim plates and utensils until then, unless it came to quenching their thirst. “It’s a pain having to get up

every three or four minutes to get some water,” DiBenedetto said, referring to the tiny plastic cups, much like the ones served on airplanes for mid-flight beverages. Computer science junior Travona Lewis engineered a unique solution to the cup issue — triplefisting. “I had to make two trips,” Lewis said, noting the Styrofoam plates and plastic cups were mostly just a surprise. “The food still tastes the same,” she added. The dishwasher does not operate like a typical at-home appliance, since it never stops running. Instead, dirty dishes go through the system DISHWASHER, see page 15

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A student’s plastic fork broke Monday after The 5’s dishwasher malfunctioned, forcing students to use Styrofoam and plastic dinnerware.


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INTERNATIONAL Two Americans win Nobel prize in economics for match-making studies STOCKHOLM (AP) — Two American scholars won the Nobel economics prize Monday for work on match-making — how to pair doctors with hospitals, students with schools, kidneys with transplant recipients and even men with women in marriage. Lloyd Shapley of UCLA and Alvin Roth, a Harvard University professor currently visiting at Stanford University, found ways to make markets work when traditional economic tools fail. 120 prisoners flee Libyan prison, guards suspected of taking bribes TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Libya’s Supreme Security Committee says 120 prisoners have escaped from jail in the capital city of Tripoli, where security guards are suspected of having accepted bribes to free them. Spokesman Abdel-Moneim al-Hurr says only two of the 120 have been arrested since their escape Monday. It is the second jailbreak in Tripoli this year. Prisoners say that since Libya’s uprising, some of them have been languishing in prisons without charge.

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Lloyd Shapley [left] and Alvin Roth [right] were awarded the Nobel economics prize Monday for studies on the various match-making processes.

Pakistani girl shot by Taliban now in UK for medical care and protection BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — A teenage Pakistani activist shot in the head by the Taliban arrived in Britain on Monday to receive specialized medical care and protection from follow-up attacks threatened by the militants. Officials said she is stable and has a chance at “a good recovery.” The attack on 14-year-old Malala Yousufzai as she was returning home from school in Pakistan’s northwest a week ago has horrified people across the South Asian country and abroad. It has also sparked hope that the Pakistani government would respond by intensifying its fight against the Taliban and their allies.

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STATE/LOCAL

Endeavour finally reaches permanent home in Los Angeles museum

Princeton’s Lena Miculek wins world shotgun title, beats out own parents

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Space shuttle Endeavour was finally lodged at its retirement home Monday following a slow weekend parade through city streets that turned out to be a logistical headache. After a 12-mile weave past trees and utility poles that included thousands of adoring onlookers, flashing cameras and even the filming of a TV commercial, Endeavour arrived at the California Science Center Sunday — about 17 hours behind schedule. Long after death, Confederate spy honored by citizens of Little Rock

PRINCETON (AP) — Princeton teenager Lena Miculek picked up a world shooting title recently, which put her in the same league with her famous mother and father, Jerry and Kay Miculek. The 17-year-old homeschooled student won the 2012 IPSC Shotgun World Championship at the Apafa Shooting Range in Debrecen, Hungary, last week by getting the best of 400 competitors from around the world. “It was pretty awesome,” said Miculek. “I got to rub it in [my parents’] faces cause I won my division and they didn’t. Now I have one little trophy to go with the whole room full they have.” Commissioner wants to ban PJs, businesses encouraged to adopt

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The story of David O. Dodd is relatively unknown outside of Arkansas, but the teenage spy who chose to hang rather than betray the Confederate cause is a folk hero to many in his home state. Street signs and an elementary school in the state capital have long borne Dodd’s name, and admirers gather at his grave each year to pay tribute to Dodd’s life and death. “Everyone wants to remember everything else about the Civil War that was bad, we want to remember a man that stood for what he believed in and would not tell on his friends.”

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The space shuttle Endeavour in the process of moving the final few yards into a temporary hangar in California Science Center in Los Angeles.

Police release 21 names of men who paid for sex in Maine zumba case KENNEBUNK, Maine (AP) — Police on Monday released the first round of names of more than 100 men they say paid for sex with a Zumba instructor who’s charged with turning her dance studio into a brothel in this seaside community. The release of 21 names followed 11th-hour legal wrangling, and some residents watched the news flash on their local evening TV news. Kim Ackley, a local real estate agent, said that disclosure of the names of the people accused of being prostitution clients will cause temporary pain for families but it’s only fair because others who are accused of embarrassing crimes don’t get breaks.

SHREVEPORT (AP) — The debate over wearing pajamas in public is being reawakened by a Caddo commissioner. Eight months after dropping his proposed sagging pants ban from the agenda, Commissioner Michael Williams has revived the ordinance. This time, it’s a resolution encouraging businesses to adopt dress codes banning the wearing of pajamas and traditional sleepwear in their establishments.

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CULTURE

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SG TOWN HALL

Young people dropping religion Students invited Pew study shows to voice concerns ‘rise of the nones’ Joshua Bergeron Staff Writer

A recent study found that approximately 20 percent of the American public does not claim a religion. According to a Pew Research Center study, the number of Americans not claiming a religion is increasing rapidly. The numbers are higher for the millennial generation, but the study breaks affiliations down even further. Younger millennials, aged 18 to 22, are 34 percent unaffiliated. Older millennials — born from 1981 to 1989 — are 30 percent unaffiliated. Michael Pasquier, religious studies professor and the department’s undergraduate adviser, said the increase is a part of the “rise of the nones.” “There is this group of people, especially among democrats and the young, that just don’t have an opinion about religion,” Pasquier said. “It isn’t that they are agnostic or atheist, they just simply don’t have an opinion. The person might still be religious though. Many just choose to express their religion outside of church membership.” Pasquier added that the “two big payoffs” from the study are that there are more Americans claiming the “none” label and that the number of Protestants is decreasing. “There are more people that just don’t claim a religion, and that number will continue to rise,” he said. “Also, I think we will see that Louisiana doesn’t really show these trends. Only 8 percent of people in Louisiana claim the ‘none’ label. LSU is probably around there.” He estimated most of the “nones” are young white Protestants and Catholics.

Maggie Stark child development studies sophomore

‘I still go to church, but once I came to college I decided to branch out.’

Despite Louisiana’s slow shift to the “none” label, many students are noticing a change in their peers’ religious affiliations. Trey Krause, mass communication junior, said he comes from a strong Catholic family and knew he would be tempted to stray from his beliefs. To combat temptation, he immersed himself in ministry at Christ the King Parish and Catholic Center at LSU. “It’s difficult because students are away from their parents for the first time,” Krause said. “I think it could be a generational thing. We just might be more apathetic than other generations.” Krause also attributed the decline in religious affiliation on campus to the Consuming Fire Fellowship — a group of Evangelical Christians who preach in Free Speech Plaza about the perils of sin. “They come in and scare away people walking by,” Krause said. William Sanchez, mechanical engineering sophomore, said the “rise of the nones” can be attributed to college students’ priorities. “People tell me all the time ‘Man, why don’t you listen to what God is telling you?’” he said. “I tell them, ‘Right now God is telling me to do my homework and get good grades.’” Reverend Drew Sutton, the director and campus minister of the Wesley Foundation, said he makes a conscious effort to leave the decision up to the students. Sutton also said the images of

Nafees Ahmed economics sophomore

‘I am Muslim, but my religion really hasn’t changed. I still worship God just the same.’

college frequently conflict with religious beliefs. “I think it is the same with any college,” he said. “Until you leave home, people are told that alcohol and sex is bad. I think it creates a desire for those negative things, but other priorities play into apathy.” Sutton added that the increase in “nones” isn’t necessarily negative. He said the “rise of the nones” means that students have taken a careful look at each

Check out a columnist’s thoughts on more Americans identifying as nonreligious, p. 13.

SG aims to better communication Wilborn Nobles III

Senior Contributing Writer

Student Government is hosting a town hall meeting today for students to voice their concerns and suggestions for the University directly to its administration. “It’s not very often that the average student goes and has a meeting with Gary Graham from Parking and Transportation,” said SG President Taylor Cox. “...So we have gotten David Heidke, Gary Graham, Eric Monday, the chancellor, the provost, the vice chancellor of Student Life and K.C. White all on a board, and we’re just going to tell students, ‘You have an issue with parking?

Here’s your chance to tell Gary Graham exactly how you feel,’” The meeting is SG’s attempt to improve communication between students and University administrators. Cox and Thomas Rodgers, SG’s director of Academic Affairs, agreed that administrators want to interact with students to see if they like what’s happening on campus. “This will be a good time for students to learn from the administrators and [for] administrators to learn from the students,” Rodgers said. The meeting will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Student Union in the Capital Chambers. Contact Wilborn Nobles III at wnobles@lsureveille.com

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POLITICS

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Teens question Obama, Romney in ‘Kids Pick the President’ Megan Dunbar Staff Writer

President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney have answered countless questions about the economy and health care, but they were faced with questions about heartbreak and embarrassment on Monday night’s “Kids Pick the President” Nickelodeon program. Nickelodeon filmed adolescents asking questions of the Democrat and Republican presidential nominees through the beginning of August, and on Monday night, they got their answers. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney declined to participate, so the program used clips from his speeches and talks and a short biography of Romney, alongside President Barack Obama’s answers. Linda Ellerbee, “Nick News” veteran and host of the program, told The Associated Press that by participating, candidates “show respect for kids.” Voting results from the website have correctly predicted the results of the presidential race five out of six times. Questions posed by participants to Obama included whether his heart had ever been broken—it has; what helps him decide between right and wrong—the golden rule; and what

his most recent embarrassing moment was — walking out of an event before he was supposed to leave. “Michelle [Obama] thought I was an idiot,” the president said about his embarrassing moment. Both candidates answered questions on their policies on immigration, same-sex marriage and gun control. The clips of Romney showed him saying the border between the United States and Mexico should have more patrols, marriage is “between a man and a woman” and laws that restrict guns hinder the rights of sportsmen. Obama said he wants to continue the tradition of immigration that “makes us stronger, not weaker,” the United States should legalize samesex marriage and the nation does not need weapons that are designed for soldiers on the streets. Teens gave many reasons to vote for both Obama and Romney. Those who would vote for Romney said it’s because he believes in smaller government, he is trustworthy and he is a family man. Those who would vote for Obama said it’s because he has integrity, he supports green energy and he brings greater unity to the country. One of the program’s goals is to get young people involved in the voting process at a early age, an

experience some University students say they didn’t have. Electrical engineering senior Matthew Loupe said when he was in eighth grade, his teacher talked about the election in class, but he wasn’t interested. Anthropology junior Haley Kennedy said she didn’t start caring about voting until she moved away from home to go to college. “My parents weren’t really into it, so I never was,” Kennedy said. Associate professor of political science David Sobek said he was always interested in politics as a child. “That might be why I have this job,” he said. Sobek said it’s important for as many people to vote as possible. He said introducing children to the political process early on improves voting literacy. But he also has a 6-year-old daughter, and he said there aren’t many details about politics he can go into with a first-grader. “We talk about it, and I answer her questions,” Sobek said. Online, child-accessible polls for the presidential election opened on Nickelodeon’s website last night and will last until Oct. 22. Contact Megan Dunbar at mdunbar@lsureveille.com

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Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney [left] and President Barack Obama [right] answer questions Oct. 3 during the first presidential debate at the University of Denver in Denver, Colo.

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Sports

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

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Saints’ bounty scandal won’t end

Riding the Waves

MIC’D UP MICAH BEDARD Sports Columnist

However, Vaccari made quite the splash at the Louisiana Collegiate Wakeboarding Tour’s first meet at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette on Sept. 22. He didn’t originally intend on participating in the meet because he went fishing in Venice, La., that morning. But on the way home, Vaccari realized he could make it in time to compete in the open division, and he called a friend to register him in the competition. Vaccari arrived with just five minutes to spare and

Keeping up with the Saints’ bounty scandal has become more confusing than keeping up with the Kardashians. It’s a headache that the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell never expected on May 3 when the suspensions were handed down. At first, it looked like Goodell and his cronies had everything figured out. They had a boatload of evidence against the participants and they were going to strike down punishments against them with the power of Thor’s hammer. Not so much. What once looked like a fullon indictment against the four players who supposedly intended to hurt opponents has turned into a debacle that has no signs of ending anytime soon. “This could go on for a while, because, certainly, our players are not satisfied with some of the things that Commissioner Goodell has claimed or said,” Saints quarterback Drew Brees said on NFL Network’s “NFL AM” Oct. 11. “It seems like so much of his suspensions have been based upon speculation and rhetoric and maybe the testimony of some pretty unreliable sources, that’s the unfortunate thing.”

WAKEBOARDING, see page 6

BOUNTYGATE, see page 7

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Construction management sophomore Nick Vaccari sprays water into the air Oct. 12 during a wakeboarding team practice in Port Allen. Vaccari recently placed second at the team’s first meet of the year.

LSU wakeboarding places second overall at first meet of the year Marcus Rodrigue Sports Contributor

One man’s leisure is another man’s passion. But members of the LSU wakeboarding team have found an ideal mixture of leisure and passion. With only two meets in the fall and two more in the spring, the squad has plenty of time to practice. The members pack a few ice chests into their boats and head out to the LSU Lakes or the Port Allen Lock about three times a week where they take turns wakeboarding until

the sun goes down. The practices are skateboarding led Vaccari, a Covingorganized through the team’s Face- ton native, to pick up wakeboarding book page and are not at age 11. mandatory. To become a proView more Many of the wakefessional wakeboarder, photos online at people must boarders said their colthemlsureveille.com selves on theputmarket lege experiences are unlike any other. to attract sponsors. “There’s not many people that Though Vaccari was a junior profescan say they’re taking a test one min- sional at the start of the year, he said ute then out on a boat the next,” said he plans to bide his time and hone his Nick Vaccari, construction manage- skills before taking his talents to the ment sophomore and junior profes- professional level. sional wakeboarder. “I don’t think I’m ready for it Prompting from his father and a yet,” Vaccari said. “I need to put it background in extreme sports from all together.”

FOOTBALL

Miles appreciates packed house Alex Cassara Sports Writer

Following No. 6 LSU’s win against No. 9 South Carolina Saturday, LSU coach Les Miles had to sit in traffic a bit longer than he was used to as of late. He was OK with that. “It was gridlocked until forever, so I’ll take that,” Miles said. “If it takes everybody staying to have that kind of environment for the entire time, we’ll take that.” Miles thanked the Tiger Stadium crowd for its effect during the win when he spoke to the media at his weekly press luncheon Monday leading up to his team’s trip to take on Texas A&M

this weekend. He also expressed appreciation for the play of freshman Jeremy Hill, the running back who scored the Tigers’ two touchdowns and was named Co-Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week, and Trai Turner and Vadal Alexander, the two young offensive linemen who blocked for Hill as he scored his 50-yard coffin-sealer. With two sacks and a forced fumble, junior defensive end Sam Montgomery was also honored by the conference Monday for the third time this season, being named SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week. The offensive line finally

pulled it together Saturday after injuries affected the unit’s productivity for weeks. The Tigers rushed for 258 yards and junior quarterback Zach Mettenberger was sacked only once by the Gamecocks’ potent pass rush. Miles said Turner knew what was going on and what he had to adjust during communication with players and coaches between series. “Those kinds of conversations on the sideline gave me the understanding that these guys are ready to play,” said Miles, who had no updates on veteran linemen Josh Williford and Alex Hurst. MILES, see page 7

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LSU freshman running back Jeremy Hill (33) celebrates with senior offensive guard Josh Dworaczyk (68) Saturday after the Tigers’ 23-21 win against South Carolina.


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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

New coach has changed the culture of program Bria Turner Sports Contributor

LSU men’s basketball coach Johnny Jones wants to bring the program’s status back to where it previously stood — consecutive NCAA tournament appearances, Final Fours and a packed PMAC. In his first year as LSU’s head coach, Jones is focused on giving fans and the LSU community what he says they deserve, which is watching LSU play for championships. After the decision to accept his dream job in April, Jones introduced himself to his new players one by one with a phone call. Jones wanted it to be known whether a player was recruited by him personally or was still here from the Trent Johnson era, everyone has the same goal of winning games. “The big thing for me was to make sure that I came in, and they understand that they are LSU basketball players and that I’m the LSU basketball coach, so we’re in this thing together,” Jones said. With a change in leadership comes a shift in structure, and Jones has a few rules that have stuck out since offseason preparation began. “We’re not on time, we’re early,” Jones said. When a player is late to class, training, practice or any other scheduled activity, he will have to make up for it with an early morning workout with strength coach Ricky Lefebvre. “We’ll get up 5 or 5:30 in the morning and get some extra

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managed to win the open competition. “I rode all right compared to everyone else and just happened to squeeze out on top,” Vaccari said. “For me, I didn’t ride that well.” Competitors are graded in several categories, including style, big air, spins and inverts, and they receive a certain number of points per trick that are then totaled up at the end of their run. Overall, LSU came out second to Louisiana Monroe. Vaccari attributed the loss to LSU bringing fewer riders than ULM. After the competition, the wakeboarders did what they usually do: they engaged in revelry. The team usually storms the local bar in full force, and its members have a strong reputation for being proficient in merry-making. “We camp out Friday night, and then we have a bar rented out for us Saturday night,” said Garrett Kopsco, electrical engineering junior. “We bring the party.” Kopsco and his twin brother Daniel joined the team in their freshman year when they started attending wakeboarding meets. The two have a special connection to the team, as their older brother Ryan founded the club four years ago. The wakeboarding team’s membership is mostly male, but a few females do compete. However, the

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LSU men’s basketball head coach Johnny Jones talks to his team Friday during the team’s first practice of the season.

conditioning in with our guys to make sure we get their attention,” Jones said. “One of my biggest deals is that we just ask them to do the right thing and if not, there’s consequences for not doing the right thing.” In early September, the dreadlocks of sophomore guard Anthony Hickey and sophomore forward Johnny O’Bryant III disappeared. Jones said this was a personal choice for each player that will help them in the long run. “It had to do with some personal decisions that they had the opportunity to make,” Jones said. “It was

more of them understanding what the big picture is out there for them and the direction that they’re trying to go professionally.” Jones wants all his players to reside on campus this season to keep them closer together. Senior forward Eddie Ludwig and senior center Andrew Del Piero already live off campus, so they weren’t required to move back on campus. But those who wanted to move off campus, weren’t allowed. “It’s a good thing because it keeps the team close together,” Ludwig said. “Everybody is on the same page.”

women who do attend wakeboarding practice often take advantage of the opportunity to bask in the sun, which led to the club being jokingly dubbed “the LSU wakeboarding and tanning team.” Being a part of the wakeboarding club is not cheap. When the club holds practice, those who attend split the cost of gas and beverages. A quick peak at a wakeboarding website reveals that wakeboards usually fall in the $200 to $500

price range, and specially designed wakeboarding boats can cost about $60,000. No matter how expensive wakeboarding is, the culture of beer, babes and boards keeps the team alive. “We come out here because we like it,” Vaccari said. “I do it for the love of the sport.”

Academics come first for most coaches, but Jones reiterates the importance of it to his players often. Jones said his athletes should maximize the resources and opportunities they are given in the academic center because there are people with jobs dedicated to helping studentathletes successful. The players should approach school the way they approach games and even practice everyday, Jones said. “Being on the basketball floor is a privilege,” Jones said. “But you have to take care of your academic side of it to have an opportunity to

have that privilege.” Jones said he loves being back at LSU, and his players know his passion. Ludwig said that passion makes Jones a special coach. “That’s one of the coolest things about him,” Ludwig said. “… He went here, he coached here as an assistant and now he’s the head coach.” Jones said he’s glad to be one of the few coaches at LSU since legendary coach Dale Brown. Jones also said he misses the love for the program that existed during that era. In Jones’ mind, LSU should be competing for championships the way that LSU baseball, football and track teams do consistently. “You may not win a championship every year, but as long as we’re competing in there, at some point you’re going to win those championships,” Jones said. “I think that’s where LSU should be. There’s no reason basketball shouldn’t be there because we’ve been there before.” He wants the start of the “Johnny Jones Era” to be noted as a time when LSU basketball improved every day. “[I want the LSU community to know] that we came to work every day,” Jones said. “… And we put everything we possibly could into making sure this was a great program. And that not one day didn’t go by that we weren’t trying to make LSU better.”

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complete mess is only going to get stickier in the coming weeks. If Vilma is successful in his appeal and comes off the physically unable to perform list in time to play when the Saints take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, what can Goodell do? A situation that was completely in the hands of the NFL might now shift to the courts. And that’s bad news for the NFL. The main reason Goodell had to set such a steep precedent for the Saints was because of all the concussion lawsuits from former players against the NFL. Something had to be done to make it look like the NFL was doing everything in its power to improve player safety. But all the suspensions really did was cause Vilma and the rest of his players to bash the NFL openly in the media and appeal to accusations they believe to be untrue.

And you can’t blame them. Until the NFL comes out with some facts that implicate the players involved, the back-and-forth banter will not stop. Allowing Vilma to be put on the PUP list allowed him to collect game checks, but if he goes back to serving his suspension next week, that’s money out of his pocket. Vilma’s determination to be vindicated and Goodell’s refusal to admit he’s wrong is a mixture for a long, drawn-out process that will only end when one side folds. Don’t expect that to happen in the near future. Micah Bedard is a 22-year-old history senior from Houma. Contact Micah Bedard at mbedard@lsureveille.com; Twitter: @DardDog

 

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Texas A&M’s defensive line ranks as one of the SEC’s best with 19 sacks. The Aggies have their own version of Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina’s dominant sophomore defensive end, in junior lineman Damontre Moore, who leads the SEC in individual sacks with 8.5. “We’re going to use our hands, hit our sets and be prepared,� Miles said. “This late in this season, I think we’re getting more accustomed to that challenge, and we’re looking forward to it.� Another challenge will be the 11 a.m. kickoff, which is the Tigers’ earliest road start since playing Tulane at the same time in 2007. LSU led by only one point at halftime of that game before shutting the Green Wave out in the second half en route to a 34-9 win. “I think before that, it could easily be a problem but I think 11 o’clock will be a nice time to roll out and play,� Miles said. “We’ll kind of examine some of our work schedule and see if we can put them in a position where they’re comfortable there, but I don’t think it’s going to make much.�

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New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma arrives at the NFL headquarters Sept. 17 to meet with Commissioner Roger Goodell regarding his suspension.

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Unfortunate is an understatement. All four players involved — Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma, Saints defensive end Will Smith, Cleveland Browns linebacker Scott Fujita and free agent defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove — will never be able to repair the damage done to their reputations because of the NFL’s allegations, whether they’re found guilty or not. It would be one thing if Goodell had an encyclopedia of concrete information that Vilma, Smith, Fujita and Hargrove intentionally went onto the football ďŹ eld with the mindset to break an opposing player’s clavicle. But they don’t. Sure, evidence of a pay-forplay system within the Saints’ organization has been presented, but nowhere in the pages does it have anything about defensive players trying to put guys like former Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre in the hospital. After a three-member appeal panel lifted the suspensions of the players involved in the bounty scandal on Sept. 7, Goodell, not surprisingly, reafďŹ rmed Smith and Vilma’s suspensions while reducing Fujita’s to one game and Hargrove’s to seven. Now, Vilma has taken the matter to federal court again. This time, he’s asking federal judge Ginger Berrigen to appoint a neutral arbitrator so Goodell won’t have anything to do with the bounty scandal from here on out. It’s become an “anything you can do, I can do betterâ€? game between Goodell and Vilma, and I’m sick of hearing about it. What already looks like a

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Entertainment

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THE GREAT Please, more PUMPKIN no Greek Local church holds fourth annual carving fundraiser Josh Naquin Entertainment Writer

Remove the freshly cut lid and slide a bare hand into the moist, stringy mush of seeds and sinew within. Slice into the firm, orange skin with the precision of a surgeon and the flair of an artist. ’Tis the season for pumpkin carving. Baton Rouge resiView a photo dents looking for a pumpgallery at kin to partake in the October ritual may consider lsureveille.com. the Blackwater United Methodist Church pumpkin patch. Dee McKnight, church volunteer and co-chairman of the event, said the pumpkin patch is in its fourth consecutive year of celebration. The fleet of more than 1,400 pumpkins was PUMPKIN, see page 11

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fashion

No more man thigh. Chant it. Scream it. Do whatever it takes to end the erroneous plague that haunts our University. Short shorts for men have become a staple in University fashion over the years, especially among males in Greek organizations. But as fall fades in, it’s time for the trend to fade out. DAVID JONES The few Entertainment Writer advantages offered by borderline-booty shorts are easily outweighed by their numerous disadvantages. While comfort and varied style may be a high point for sporting elongated undies, frostbite and constriction of the male region should deter one from them. At best, short shorts are just plain inappropriate. Even though society accepts the occasional flash of the man thigh, it makes people uncomfortable. It’s the male equivalent of the side boob, only 10 times worse. The most egregious offenders come from those who refuse to shave but are apt to expose what lies above the knees. No student should CULTURE CLUB, see page 10

Q&A

Henry Rollins hits BR in pre-election capital city tour Artist shares views on voting, dubstep Taylor Schoen Entertainment Writer

Henry Rollins is best known for being the former frontman of the influential rock band Black Flag. Though the music may have stopped, that hasn’t silenced one of the founding fathers of punk. Through the years, Rollins has remained a relevant figure by being a jack-of-all-trades. Since retiring his angsty lyrics, he has stayed busy owning a record publishing company, writing for the LA Weekly, hosting his own radio show, penning novels and giving audiences a piece of his mind. Rollins visited the Manship

Theatre on Monday night as part of his latest endeavor, the “Capitalism” tour. Rollins’ pre-election tour consists of 50 stops, one in each state’s capital city. The Daily Reveille spoke to Rollins in August about his spoken-word performances, traveling around the globe, “Adventure Time” and dubstep. The Daily Reveille: What does the new tour material cover? Henry Rollins: I am going to be quick to remind my fellow Americans ... there’s a lot more that unites us than which divides us. I think a lot of people seem to forget that these days. Things have become very, very polarized and at some points very, very hostile. That’s the wrong way to go about being an American, more importantly being a fellow American.

TDR: Because this is a pre-election tour, is the focus going to be heavy on politics? Rollins: No. I mean, I think at this point, I think everyone knows who they’re going to vote for, if they’re going to vote. It would never, ever be for me to tell you who to vote for. I think that’s very insulting. I would hope that you vote, and in my opinion, democracy needs you. But who you vote for is none of my damn business. I point out a few streetlevel political things every now and then. All the politics, my political opinions are derived from reports, you know numbers, not emotion and what I see on the street. It’s just real things— real statistics, real numbers and human motivation.

Henry Rollins performed Monday at the Manship Theatre for his “Capitalism” tour. He told The Daily Reveille prior to the show that he doesn’t want to tell people who to vote for, but he hopes they vote. “Democracy needs you,” he said.

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MUSIC

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Folk-rock hybrid band to play New Orleans tonight Bad Books promotes second album Taylor Schoen Entertainment Writer

New Orleans will welcome Bad Books, the love child of indie darlings Manchester Orchestra and solo artist Kevin Devine, for the first time at 9 p.m. tonight at the Parish at the House of Blues. Andy Hull, Manchester Orchestra’s lead man, and Kevin Devine are lifelong-friendsturned-bandmates. The supergroup formed in 2010, and this is the first time the band is taking a full-length tour. Bad Books recently debuted

the band’s second studio album forward to different aspects of “II” on Oct. 9, two years after the New Orleans’ culture. self-titled record. “Well, there’s “II” has received always great food,” critical acclaim and Hull said. embracement from Devine agreed. fans. “I think it’s kind “Things have of nice, I just like been going really walking around the well. I haven’t read city,” Devine said. anything bad about “The way it looks, it yet, but I also don’t the architecture, it know how to read,” has a different look Devine joked. “At album art courtesy of LALLIE JONES in America than most the shows, you can other places do. I like see people are really receptive to that you can walk up and see the the songs. I think it’s getting better Mississippi River, although there’s as the shows go on, which is great probably dead bodies in it and I for a band.” don’t want to know about it, but Tonight marks the first time it’s nice to just get a cup of coffee Bad Books will play in Louisiana. and sit near the river.” Devine and Hull said they look Bad Books has grown over

THEATER

NY man accused of defrauding Broadway show, others Frank Eltman and Tom Hays The Associated Press

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — Mark Hotton appeared on the highstakes Broadway theater scene out of nowhere this year, offering to come to the financial rescue of a fledgling Broadway adaptation of the psychological thriller “Rebecca.” Although the musical’s producers had never heard of Hotton, he successfully sold himself as a globetrotting moneyman with connections to a wealthy Australian named Paul Abrams. That was before Hotton raised suspicions by claiming that Abrams had suddenly dropped dead. Federal prosecutors charged Hotton on Monday with concocting a tale of phantom investors and an untimely death as imaginative as the classic Alfred Hitchcock film about a man haunted by the memory of his dead first wife. Hotton, 46, also was charged in two other swindles — one targeting a Connecticut-based real estate company and another that investigators say involved his wife and sister on Long Island. A judge in federal court in Long Island ordered Hotton held without bail on Monday after prosecutors argued he was a flight risk. In court papers, the government

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accused Hotton of creating a web of shell companies they likened to a Ponzi scheme that victimized people across the country to the tune of $15 million. Hotton, a former stockbroker who lost his license last year, managed to “lull some investors into a temporary sense of security by allowing them to realize small returns on investments, while the remainder funded the Hottons’ lifestyle, which included pleasure boats registered to others and waterfront property,” the papers say. He was to appear at another proceeding later in the week to face other charges that he “perpetrated stranger-than-fiction frauds both on and off Broadway,” Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said in a statement. In the “Rebecca” case, he “faked lives, faked companies and even staged a fake death,” the prosecutor said. Hotton’s attorney declined to comment. The planned $12 million production of the 1938 novel by Daphne du Maurier collapsed earlier this month amid questions about its financial backing.

Lead producer Ben Sprecher “is extremely gratified that Mr. Hotton has been taken into custody,” said his attorney, Ronald Russo, adding that Sprecher has “cooperated completely with the investigation.” “Mr. Hotton’s fraudulent conduct did enormous damage to Broadway and to ‘Rebecca,’” Russo said. “Mr. Sprecher is totally committed to bringing ‘Rebecca’ to New York.” According to a criminal complaint, a “third party” suggested this year that the producers contact Hotton to see if he could help them with a $4 million shortfall for the musical’s budget. Even though they “had never met Hotton or heard of him,” they started an email correspondence that convinced them he had secured the money from four overseas investors, including Paul Abrams, the complaint says. The producers agreed to pay Hotton $15,000 in fees and commissions from March to June, the complaint says. Contact The Daily Reveille’s entertainment staff at entertainment@lsureveille.com

the past few years with the two frontmen collaborating and complementing each other’s musical styles. “I think we got whole lot more comfortable singing together and writing together than with the first record,” Hull said. “That really opened up the door for us on this album to try and harmonize as much as we can.” With both members working on separate music projects, it can be a challenge for Bad Books to keep a distinct lyrical style. Hull and Devine said many songs were miscellaneous pieces that had been waiting for completion, but didn’t work with their other endeavors. “It’s really spur-of-the-moment stuff that I wrote while we were recording it,” Hull said.

CULTURE CLUB, from page 9

have to encounter the horror of a Loch Ness Monster clad in Daisy Dukes. Think about the children, sir. Although short shorts are my personal pet peeve, many other fashion-backward trends run rampant among Greek students. The oversized T-shirts and Nike shorts outfit has obviously been ingrained in many University females’ heads as the campus uniform. Stop. We’re not in high school anymore. Aren’t you excited to break free from the bondage that is collared shirts, lanyards and pressed khaki pants? (Or whatever you were forced to wear back in your glory years.) Feel free to venture into other clothing alternatives. Be an individual. I’m not asking for anything radical, but at least throw on a pair of jeans every other day. Is a shirt that fits too hard to find? No one wants to be that guy or girl who’s red carpet-ready every day of class, but standing out is better than shrinking into a crowd of Things 1, 2 and 83. Everyday wear may not be a major concern for many members of Greek organizations, which

“With Manchester [Orchestra], I wouldn’t say there’s a big difference between writing lyrics for the two. It’s really just whatever I’m doing at the time.” Devine had similar sentiments. “I had about four or five songs that I didn’t know if I was going to put on ‘Between the Concrete and Clouds,’” Devine acknowledged. “The songs that became the Bad Books record, we found them and played them. Now, I can’t see them as anything but Bad Books’ songs.” Doors open at 8 p.m., and the show starts at 9 p.m. tonight. Contact Taylor Schoen at tschoen@lsureveille.com is understandable. With arduous tests and long-winded assignments looming over one’s head, I can’t blame those who choose tradition over individuality. But because I’ve seen a few sorority and fraternity members step outside the uniformity of their peers, it’s not an unattainable goal. Start with this: Every morning before you leave your room, perform one of two simple tests. Guys: Turn around and stand in front of the mirror. Drop a pen on the floor. Then pick it up. If you feel a peculiar breeze creep up your backside, the shorts are too short for you, bro. Girls: Instagram your outfit and wait at least 20 minutes to see the photos of your sisters. If you can’t find at least 10 differences, put something else on and repeat. Even though these instructions will require you to lose a little beauty sleep, it’ll save you from the judgment. You’re welcome. David Jones is a 20-year-old mass communication junior from Central, La. Contact David Jones at djones@lsureveille.com


Tuesday, October 16, 2012 ROLLINS, from page 9

mindset for this upcoming tour? Rollins: Well, yeah. When you see what people endure on a day-to-day basis, it’s a matter of food insecurity, water insecurity, decades-long wars. In the case of being in southern Sudan, meeting young people abducted by the Lord’s Resistance Army and in Uganda, as I did. When you see the daily struggle of some people and what they call normal and how they just get on with things, it’s fairly astonishing. It can make you very pro-people, in that you see how adaptable humans are, how extraordinarily tough they can be — and while being that, they’re also extraordinarily generous and friendly to strangers, like me. So that’s probably been the biggest upside of the travel that I do and the places that I go — the generosity of humans. People are great.

of cartoons. Quite often parents have to sit with the kids, and so the cartoonists and the writers have to make it enjoyable. They build them for adults, and “Adventure Time” does that very well. TDR: I know you’ve never been a fan of rave music. Would you care to weigh in on the dubstep craze from a musician’s point of view? Rollins: I think it’s music, and long may it wave, but the only problem I’ve ever had with DJs, having had to share festival sites with them, is the incredible

The Daily Reveille amount — well some of them at least — the incredible amount of self-importance. I mean, please. You’re sampling an Al Green song, you’re not Al Green. Having been looked down the noses of DJ ‘Who-y Who and the whatevers’ more than once, I’m like, ‘Really? Are you kidding me? Man, you play records. Guess what, last night you know what I did? I played records too, in my living room. Like oh, am I a DJ too? Do I get to act like a jerk?’ Dubstep isn’t anything I pay that much attention to, but it’s not war, it’s only music.

page 11 TDR: Are there any causes or social issues that college students should be especially aware of or involved in? What do you think our age group can do to build a better future? Rollins: I think you better become very well-acquainted with the world that you’re about to go into and try and carve a living out of. The environment you’re going into right now is very unstable, very hostile and to a certain degree, uncertain. If it were me, I wouldn’t be goofing off, I would be squeezing every bit of juice out of my instructors, professors

and teachers, not getting high and blowing off college. You’re going to need all of the intellectual ammo you can get when you get out there because it’s a very fastmoving game. There are a lot of real bastards who are keeping you from an income because they need, apparently, 10 incomes. So you’re going to be OK. It’s just the more time you spend making your mind like a Lamborghini, the better off you’re going to be. Contact Taylor Schoen at tschoen@lsureveille.com

TDR: I read that you did a small voice acting part for the Cartoon Network show “Adventure Time.” Can you tell me about that experience? Rollins: Well, it’s a wonderful show. It’s perfectly positioned where the adult in the room might get more out of it than the kid in the room. I think that’s the fine art

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grown in New Mexico and driven to Louisiana by an 18-wheeler, according to McKnight. Ranging from small to large with shades of orange, yellow and white, selecting a pumpkin can be more daunting than choosing a pattern to carve. Behind the hay-strewn patch, the church’s youth group prepared to take advantage of the crisp autumn Sunday afternoon and carve pumpkins. Anthony Lee, 18, decided to carve a person and Thatch Norton, 14, chose a skull design. While transforming the orange gourds into jack-o-lanterns is the traditional approach, some have found other crafty ways to display Halloween spirit. Annette Corkern said her group was searching for pumpkins at the patch with “nice pretty stems,” as well as miniature pumpkins. “We like to paint our pumpkins rather than carve them,” Corkern said. “Faces, color, glitter, it all lasts longer.” McKnight said the church raised proceeds, in part, through missions to generate the capital used to buy the numerous pumpkins. She explained the profits earned at the patch are used for charitable endeavors. “The money we raise goes to helping out members of the community in need,” McKnight said. McKnight will likely keep busy with more than 1,500 students visiting on field trips in the coming days. The pumpkin patch, located at 10000 Blackwater Road, includes hayrides and a space walk for the kids on Saturdays. On Oct. 20, there will be a classic car show, and the church will host a craft show Oct. 27. Contact Josh Naquin at jnaquin@lsureveille.com

fye.lsu.edu/veterans Join us for a free Voodoo BBQ lunch on Wednesday, October 17 from 11:30 – 1 in B2 Coates. Now that Mid-terms are over and finals will be quickly approaching representatives will be joining us from the Centers for Academic Success to talk about how to get organized, ace your tests, and reduce your stress.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Check your facts before Tuesday night’s debate MANUFACTURING DISCONTENT DAVID SCHEUERMANN Columnist The truth might set you free, but lying wins debates. When the presidential candidates take to the stage tonight, each will come armed with a set of talking points and numbers to bolster his claims and attack his opponent. And it’ll take a strong nose to sift through the bullshit. That’s where fact-checking comes in. Fact-checking websites like PolitiFact and FactCheck have been working hard to keep politicians grounded in reality while major newspapers ranging from The New York Times to The Washington Post have assigned their own teams to test political claims as well. Politics are ideally a battleground for ideas, not personalities, and ideas only have merit when they have a strong factual base to support them. This is an ideal that I fear is lost to many Americans, as evidenced by the last time these candidates went toe-to-toe. Republicans around the country celebrated after Republican nominee Mitt Romney was unanimously declared the winner of the first debate. However, Romney’s performance was a mix of untruths and reversals. This isn’t to say President Barack Obama hasn’t misled voters himself. Obama’s claims that health care premiums have gone up slower under his term than any time in the last 50 years, that Donald Trump qualifies as a small business under Romney’s plan and that he has a $4 trillion deficit reduction plan were all outright false or at least disingenuous. But Romney’s falsehoods far outweighed Obama’s. I can acknowledge that, and I’m voting third party. Romney’s claim that 20

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Throwing bottles at football games inexcusable

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million Americans will lose health care coverage under Obamacare? False. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) listed the 20 million mark as its most extreme outcome, but CBO’s baseline estimate was a decline of 3 to 5 million. Other studies supported the baseline, and those losses may not be because of the plan itself. His insistence that his health care plan would cover those with pre-existing conditions? Also not true. Romney’s plan would continue the status quo where only those with continual coverage are safe from being denied. Those who have lacked coverage for an extended

period of time won’t have options. Romney’s denial that his tax plan would result in a $5 trillion tax cut mostly paid for by the middle class? At the very least, this claim is mostly false. Romney’s tax plan is to lower all rates by 20 percent – a decrease that would add up to $4.8 trillion in cuts in 10 years, according to the Tax Policy Center. The Republican candidate argues that he will balance the lost revenue by closing loopholes and deductions. However, Romney has never specified what loopholes or deductions will be closed, a fact that Fox News’ Chris Wallace has even criticized the campaign for. Without specifics, there is no point

in arguing how the cuts might be offset when we do have a specific number of how much they will cost. Romney and his running mate, Paul Ryan, have argued there are six other studies that show his tax plan can work without raising the burden on middle class Americans. But those six “studies” include blogs, numbers put out by his own campaign and papers that have to assume there is enough economic growth to pay for the revenue loss to add up. Add in the Republican plan to raise the military budget by $2 trillion and it’s even more difficult to do the math. Armed with this knowledge, the first debate transforms from an

outright win to more of a draw. Acquaint yourself with this information going into the debate tonight. Understand which talking points have factual support and which don’t. We can only hold our politicians accountable and be politically informed when we know what is true and what is false.

On Saturday night I saw one of the most grossly ignorant, and frankly, disgusting, things that has happened during my time at LSU. The longtime tradition of throwing various items, including drinks, in celebration of an LSU score is marginally understandable and rather sticky for most of us in the student section. The indiscretion and imma-

turity exercised by throwing a full bottle of water is inexcusable. A girl sitting to my left was pummeled by a full liter bottle at the end of the game, knocking her unconscious and requiring multiple paramedics to give her medical attention for a minimum of 20 minutes before my friends and I finally left the stands. The gross negligence that is shown

by so many students when they toss water bottles in this fashion is disturbing. Football games are always a great time, but no one expects to get a concussion by cheering in the stands and celebrating a win over a top 10 team. The number of raining water bottles I see every week is somewhat alarming. It’s foolish to dismiss it as “fellow college

kids having a good time,” especially when you see something like this happen in front of your face. Please, fellow students, think with a sober mind the next time before you throw something in the stands and leave a peer in awful condition.

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Quote of the Day

“When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That’s my religion.”

Abraham Lincoln former president of the United States Feb. 12, 1809 — April 15, 1865


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Nonreligion does not pose a threat to faith BLUE-EYED DEVIL NICHOLAS PIERCE Columnist Our culture is shifting beneath us like loose and sliding sand. The United States is going to be a different place 50 years from now. From immigration to the gap between the rich and poor, modern technology and the Internet, America is being reordered on a massive scale. And no demographic in this country has undergone such rapid and radical change as religion. A recent study by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life found that one in three Americans under age 30 identified themselves as having no affiliation with a formal or organized faith. And while traditionalists and religious leaders across America are in a panic, this change may not be for the worse. The change hasn’t been restricted to us millennials either. The same study found that overall, one in five American adults

from every age group refused to be counted among any of the established religions. “The change is occurring among both men and women, those with college educations and those without, within several income levels and in all regions of the U.S.,” Carry Frank told the Religion News service, one of study’s lead researchers. The implications are momentous. In 1912, America was almost exclusively Protestant with a respectable Catholic minority and the infrequent Jew. That American Protestantism influenced everything about our society: it frames every debate and social movement. Segregation and civil rights, Roe v. Wade and the sexual revolution, and Jerry Falwell and the Moral Majority — all of these things have been the product of a society Protestant at its heart. These responses and responses-to-responses have been viewed and prosecuted through the lens of Martin Luther and Plymouth Rock, but now Protestants make up only 46 percent of Americans.

These changing demographics are no better demonstrated than by the current contenders in this year’s presidential election: Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, Paul Ryan and Joe Biden. Four Americans: one Mormon, two Catholics and Barack Hussein Obama — the only Protestant on stage. The only old-school American Protestant running for a spot in the executive branch is black, descended from Muslims and grew up in Indonesia. A radical shift in demographics indeed. But before folks on the religious right start looking for their grenade launchers, and before atheists begin cackling pretentiously, they should keep in mind that these numbers don’t spell the end of American religion. Despite the fact that more Americans than ever before have abandoned traditional church going, those same Americans have not discarded belief in God or a higher power. Pew reports that more than 60 percent of this new generation of unaligned believers still claim to have faith in a

creator or some spiritual force ordering their lives. Twenty percent of these others pray every day, and another 50 percent seek “a deep connection with nature.” This new generation isn’t going away either, and it’s becoming more and more influential as its members age and take their places in the workforce. Pew researchers estimate that the others will be just as influential to the American left as traditionally religious voters have been for the right. With 75 percent of others supporting abortion rights and homosexual marriage, the American landscape could be looking at a new silent majority as more traditional perspectives get pushed to the fringe. Ironically, this move by the current generation toward a more Emersonian approach to faith has created a backlash of its own. As the traditional American denominations lose adherents, older and more traditional faith communities have seen explosive growth. Roman Catholicism is now the largest Christian

denomination in America, and attendance at Greek Orthodox churches, Jewish synagogues, Buddhist temples and Islamic mosques has gone up dramatically over the last several decades, according to former Dallas Morning News Religion columnist Rod Dreher. In many ways these others are swapping one set of American traditions for another set of wholly American values — they’re leaving something old for something untried and unsettled. These new pilgrims are seeking something they can form with their own hands and their own minds. The others are exploring a New World of faith and staking out a claim to their freedom to shape their own beliefs. What could be more American than that? Nicholas Pierce is a 22-year-old history senior from Baton Rouge.

Contact Nicholas Pierce at npierce@lsureveille.com; Twitter: @TDR_nabdulpierc

Additional security needed on and around campus LA SEULE FEMME KATE MABRY Columnist When former students recount their college years, most will recall their graduation ceremonies, inspirational professors and numerous typical college experiences. But for some students, college memories are plagued by the thoughts of when they were victims of crime on campus. On Sunday night, ‘Take Back the Night,’ an annual candlelight vigil and walk near Memorial Tower, served as a memorial for Baton Rouge women and children who have survived violent crimes, including rape, attempted murder and domestic violence. While the event focuses on the Baton Rouge community as a whole, many students are reminded of crimes close to their temporary home, our campus. Recount your late night trips to the library or club meetings on campus throughout the year. The sun goes down, but student life goes on. To prevent nighttime crime on campus, Student Government and Facility Services hold an annual light walk to ensure that dark areas on campus are lit and broken or obscured lights are fixed. And while these walks are a step in the right direction, they are not enough to properly protect students on campus. Numerous universities have

installed emergency phones on and around their campuses to report incidents, including suspicious persons, vandalism or other criminal acts. The phones also include a large button that will automatically call for assistance. The University has a limited number of phones, but not nearly enough. If the University were to invest in installing more of these emergency phones, quicker responses to crimes on campus would follow. Additionally, the number of crimes against women on and around campus is alarming. Most recently, a 20-year-old woman was kidnapped and raped on Brightside Drive near Nicholson Drive. The man, who was described as a white male with bushy hair and a brown mustache, was never arrested. In spring 2011, an 18-year-old female student was attacked on the Parade Ground near Highland Road at 3:30 a.m. The list continues, yet little is done to stop these crimes. Undoubtedly, more precautions, including additional police surveillance and the inclusion of emergency phones, will cost the University a nice little penny, but at the assurance that students are safer on campus than before. Last fall, Women Organizing Women, a University organization aimed at promoting feminist awareness — and now named Feminists in Action — hosted Holding LSU Accountable, an event discussing current women’s and feminist issues at

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Baton Rouge residents created T-shirts Sunday for the “Clothesline Project” as a way to help bear witness to violence against women.

the University. One of the central topics of the discussion was the high number of unreported sexual assaults on campus. Laurel Keys, University alumna and former co-chair of WOW, said sexual assaults are underreported for a number of reasons, but she said it’s important to keep an open conversation going in the community about the issue. Keys said she knows numerous women who have stated they have experienced some sort of sexual assault and have not reported

the incident. “We wanted to have a round table discussion of issues we’d like to address on campus,” she said. “The point of the event was talking about holding the LSU community accountable to talking more about sexual assault and the resources that are available for victims. Sexual assaults are vastly underreported at LSU, as they probably are at most other college campuses.” It’s essential that female students know they should report these incidents. After an attack, the details can be painful to recall, but if it goes

unreported, the perpetrator will go unpunished. Violent crimes against women will continue on campus if they aren’t being dealt with, and the University should step up to make an example out of these perpetrators. Kate Mabry is a 21-year-old mass communication senior from New Orleans. Contact Kate Mabry at kmabry@lsureveille.com; Twitter: @KateMabry1


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Tuesday, October 16, 2012 TRASH, from page 1

Although inmates only come on Sunday mornings, Facility Services’ job begins Thursdays at 4 a.m., bringing in extra portable toilets and trash bins, as well as making additional preparations, Patterozzi said. The job’s end-time, however, is less exact.

DISHWASHER, from page 1

much like a car travels through a car wash, receiving different cleansing treatments and popping out a different end after a drying cycle, Heidke said. “We would certainly rather be serving on reusable china plates and silverware and glasses,” he said, adding that repairs are typically made on the same day of breaks, but that a specific part required overnight shipping to solve this snafu. The dishwasher broke Sunday, but Heidke said he expects everything to be back to normal by lunchtime today. The reason for Styrofoam plates, rather than paper or plastic, was not only due to their low cost, but also because LSU Dining had extra disposable dishware stocked up from Hurricane Isaac preparations. Heidke also said Styrofoam holds stronger for hot food, whereas a paper plate is less sturdy.

The top of Sunday’s shift schedule, which looks like a prebattle map of color-coordinated zones marked with specific tasks and leaders, reads: “Sunday: 4 p.m. ‘til complete.” Some of the bigger obstacles during cleanup include glass, because of obvious safety hazards, as well as trash-diggers who leave messes in their wake.

The Daily Reveille “After kickoff, it looks relatively neat,” Fellner said. “And you come out the next morning, and it looks like a bomb went off, and you can’t really figure out what happened.” One unusual issue has grown into quite a problem this year — couches. While standing on the Parade Ground with a 15-foot pile

page 15 of “throw away” couches sitting in the distance, Fellner estimated tailgaters leave behind at least 20 or 30 couches each week. Workers leave things like grills, couches and tents alone until noon on Sunday. Then, the remaining goodies either get trashed or picked up by anyone who wants them, Taylor said. If it rains, like during the

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