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New law to fix driving loopholes Fernanda Zamudio-Suarez Staff Writer

Tragedy bombs Boston Students, families affected by tragedy Jonathan Olivier Staff Writer

Three University athletic training students volunteering at the Boston Marathon with University professor Ray Castle were present during the deadly explosions Monday, and according to Associate Vice Chancellor for University Relations Herb Vincent, all four made it to

safety uninjured. University first-year student Derek Carter, second-year student Brendan Jacob and thirdyear student Caitlyn McKinley were near the explosions when they occurred. Aside from them, a multitude of University students and people in the Baton Rouge area spent Monday trying STUDENTS, see page 15

See a photo timeline of Monday’s events, p. 4

Three killed, more than 100 injured The Associated Press

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[Top] Police officers react to a second explosion Monday at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon. [Bottom] University first-year athletic training student Derek Carter (right) and another medical worker (left) aid an injured man at marathon.

BOSTON (AP) — Two bombs exploded in the crowded streets near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing three people and injuring more than 130 in a bloody scene of

shattered glass and severed limbs that raised alarms that terrorists might have struck again in the U.S. A White House official speaking on condition of anonymity because the investigation was still unfolding said the attack was being treated as an act of terrorism. President Barack Obama vowed that those responsible will BOMBING, see page 15

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Facebook status updates and the latest Instagram selfie taken on the go will have to wait if a potential new state law goes into effect that will prevent social media use while driving. Under Sen. Dale Erdey’s Senate Bill 147, drivers will be prohibited from accessing, reading or posting to social media while operating a vehicle. The bill intends to close texting-and-driving loopholes and was approved by the committee and moved into consideration April 10. LSU Police Department Spokesman Capt. Cory Lalonde said such a law would be equally difficult to enforce. The legislation states, “No person shall operate any motor vehicle upon any public road or highway of this state while using a wireless telecommunications device to access, read or post to a social networking site.” Lalonde said texting and using social media while driving already fall in the same category. “It would be hard to enforce,” Lalonde said. Lalonde said this law could work when there is a traffic crash with a near fatality and information from cellular service providers could be subpoenaed to see what type of activity was being used before the incident. The current distracted-driving laws ban bus drivers and drivers younger than 18 from using cell phones while driving, as well as texting for drivers of all ages. Beth Inbau, president and CEO of the National Safety Council, South Louisiana Chapter, said the legislative is ineffective because it does not ban all distractions. “It does not matter whether you are on social media or texting — a distraction is a distraction,” Inbau said. “The distraction is a cognitive distraction.” Anthropology and international studies freshman Emelie SOCIAL MEDIA, see page 15

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INTERNATIONAL Students, troops clash in Venezuela over election of Nicolas Maduro CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — National Guard troops are firing tear gas and plastic bullets to disperse students protesting the official results of Venezuela’s disputed presidential election. The students are hurling chunks of concrete and stones back at the troops in the capital of Caracas. The students are trying to reach the western part of Caracas, where most of the government is headquartered and where Nicolas Maduro is being declared winner of Sunday’s election to replace the deceased Hugo Chavez. Pope Francis supports Holy See’s crackdown on United States nuns VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican said Monday that Pope Francis supports the Holy See’s crackdown on the largest umbrella group of U.S. nuns, dimming hopes that a Jesuit pope whose emphasis on the poor mirrored the nuns’ own social outreach would take a different approach than his predecessor. The Vatican last year imposed an overhaul of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious after determining the sisters took positions that undermined Catholic teaching on the priesthood and homosexuality.

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Demonstrators throw stones at riot police Monday as students clashed with police while trying to block a highway in Caracas, Venezuela.

France forces ministers to show financial records in light of scandal PARIS (AP) — Tax Day generally passes unnoticed in France. But this year a major tax scandal involving a top member of government has made April 15 a day of reckoning for French political leaders. In a bid to “moralize” politics after the embarrassing revelation that France’s top tax collector was himself dodging the tax man, President Francois Hollande ordered his entire cabinet — 38 ministers — to disclose their financial records. The results were posted online Monday evening.

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Philadelphia medical examiner not sure babies born alive at clinic

Audit says La. may owe feds more than $115M for misspent storm aid

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia’s chief medical examiner told jurors Monday he could not be sure if any babies were born alive at a now-shuttered abortion clinic run by a doctor accused of murder. Dr. Sam Gulino examined 47 fetuses recovered from a clinic run by Dr. Kermit Gosnell after a 2010 FBI raid. Gosnell is charged with killing a patient and seven babies allegedly born alive. Gulino said many of the bodies had been stored in a freezer, complicating his examinations because some fetal tissue degraded. Carnival Corporation says it will pay United States for disabled ships

(AP) — Louisiana may owe the federal government more than $115 million for disaster relief aid that was misspent or awarded to ineligible recipients after hurricanes Katrina and Rita, a state audit said Monday. The legislative auditor office’s review of the Office of Community Development covers spending through the fiscal year that ended June 30. The OCD oversees the Homeowner Assistance Program, the Small Rental Property Loan Program and the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program — which received a total of $9.3 billion in federal funds. Public forum held to discuss police department reform in New Orleans

MIAMI (AP) — Carnival Corp. said Monday it will repay the U.S. government an unspecified amount for the costs to taxpayers of responses to disabling accidents on its Triumph and Splendor cruise ships, both of which left thousands of passengers stranded at sea for days. The world’s largest cruise line company said the payments were being made voluntarily to the U.S. Treasury Department and that no government agency had requested reimbursement for either accident.

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Dr. Kermit Gosnell is seen March 8, 2010, during an interview with the Philadelphia Daily News at his attorney’s office in Philadelphia.

Denver Post wins Pulitzer Prize for coverage of massacre in Colorado NEW YORK (AP) — The Denver Post won a Pulitzer Prize on Monday for its coverage of the movie theater massacre in Aurora, Colo., while The New York Times captured four awards for reporting on a harrowing avalanche, the rise of a new aristocracy in China and the business practices of Apple and Wal-Mart. The online publication InsideClimate News won the Pulitzer for national reporting for its reports on problems in the regulation of the nation’s oil pipelines.






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Tiger Stadium renovations ahead of schedule South Stadium likely to stay closed Gabrielle Braud Contributing Writer

The pounding of construction heard across campus this semester is the sweet sound of a bigger football stadium, rising from the dust to the tune of $70 million dollars as Tiger Stadium renovations near the early stages of completion. The initial work of driving piles to begin the South End Zone expansion, which caused much of the noise on campus this semester, has been completed. Additionally, 98 percent of the utility work needed for the South End Zone expansion has been completed. However, Senior Associate Athletic Director Eddie Nunez said the portion of South Stadium Drive that runs from South Campus Drive to West Stadium Road and in front of the Office of Parking, Traffic and Transportation will remain closed for the majority of the South End Zone construction project, which is on target to be completed by fall 2014. “As soon as we have more flexibility, we will be able to open it up,” Nunez said. “A lot of it depends on where we are for construction.” According to the Tiger Athletic Foundation website, the South End Zone Addition project will add 60 suites, 3,000 club seats

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Three cranes rise above Tiger Stadium on Monday. The South End Zone Addition project is set to be competed by fall 2014 and will add 60 suites, 3,000 club seats and about 1,500 general public seats above the existing south end zone bowl.

and about 1,500 general public seats above the existing south end zone bowl. The addition will also include two new HD corner scoreboards. The next step of the expansion is to construct the support structure that will hold the new upper deck of the South End Zone, Nunez said. “We are moving forward and trying to get the framework ready to come out of the ground,” Nunez said. The support framework will be similar to the structures that currently support the upper levels

of the stadium and are not directly connected to the stadium. This framework has already started to come out of the ground in the far southeast corner of the stadium. “It will not be touching the existing stadium in terms of being able to hold a massive structure,” Nunez said. He said contractors are working on the South End Zone Addition project seven days a week with only a few minor hiccups — nothing that would upset the fall 2014 completion date. “It is going to take a while

before you start seeing something that looks like a complete version,” Nunez said. “It is going to look like a slow process, but it is actually moving quite fast.”

Nunez also said the North Stadium Plaza project is going well, despite initial setbacks due to heavy rain in January. The North Stadium Plaza renovations, which are separate from the South End Zone expansion, are similar to those made at the West Stadium Plaza entrance that were completed before the 2012 football season. Currently, workers are in the process of completing the canopies over the gates and will be doing a lot of paving and landscaping over the next several weeks to dress up the area. “There is a big list of things to complete, so we hope the weather continues to cooperate,” Nunez said. Nunez said he expects the North Stadium Plaza renovations to be completed this summer, weather permitting, which puts the renovations ahead of the scheduled fall 2013 completion date. Contact Gabrielle Braud at


Greeks team with Habitat for Humanity to build two homes LSU has raised more than $1 M Camille Stelly Contributing Writer

The University’s Greek community has joined forces with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Baton Rouge for an eight-day blitz to build two houses for two Baton Rouge families by Saturday. In the eight years of the partnership, the Greek community has reached a milestone of raising more than $1 million for Habitat for Humanity, with more than $165,000 raised this year, according to Sarah Lichterman, TriDelta member and president of the Greek Board of Directors. Habitat for Humanity chooses the two families through a census process based on income, mortgage level and sweat equity, said Caroline Darwin, Tri-Delta member and Greek Week director. Both families are working alongside the Greek community and Habitat for Humanity to help build the

house where they will eventually live. Howley Miles and her daughter Kylie, both of whom moved to Baton Rouge after Hurricane Katrina, and the Nyambaka family, who emigrated from Kenya with their children in August 2011, heard about Habitat for Humanity from former recipients of houses built by their volunteer efforts. “Kappa Kappa Gamma wanted to do something different for Greek Week,” Darwin said. “They collaborated with Habitat for Humanity to make Greek Week more than a competition between the Greek community. It’s a way to give back to the community as well.” Lichterman said they have many ways of spreading the word. “We have fundraising campaigns through letter-writing parties,” Lichterman said. “Every Greek member addresses letters to friends and families who would like to donate money. We also have corporate sponsors.” According to Lichterman, all

38 chapters of the Greek community are involved. Each chapter has at least one representative at the build sites every day. “We also wanted to incorporate a friendly competition aspect,” Lichterman said. There are two teams — purple and gold — divided based on the number of members in each chapter. Each team is awarded a point based on the number of contributions each day. The fraternity or sorority with the greatest contribution will receive an award from Order of Omega. “It’s amazing to see the impact the LSU Greek community can make with two Baton Rouge families in just one week,” Associate Director of Greek Life Jonathan Sanders said in a news release. As of now, the Greek community and Habitat for Humanity have reached the midway point of the eight-day blitz that began April 13 and will end Saturday. Contact Camille Stelly at

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Boston Marathon timeline of events 9:40 a.m.*

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About 27,000 athletes participate in this year’s Boston Marathon, all of whom are en route to the Copley Square finish line by 9:40 a.m. Monday.

Rita Jeptoo of Kenya (left) and Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia (right) are the first to cross the finish line at 10:58 and 11:10 a.m., respectively.

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Two explosions go off near the finish line shortly after 2 p.m. The explosions were later attributed to bombs. The bombs kill three people and injure more than 100 others. Police clear the scene.

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Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis says during a 3 p.m. news conference that police are investigating items left at the scene for explosives. Davis also confirms a third explosion at John F. Kennedy Library. At the time, police were looking into a connection between the events, but the library incident was later determined to be caused by a fire.

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President Barack Obama speaks at the White House around 5:30 p.m. “We will find out who did this, and we will hold them accountable,” he said. *All times are given in Central Standard Time (CST).

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Dancing to their own


Marcus Rodrigue Sports Contributor

About one minute into her floor exercise, freshman all-arounder Jessica Savona lifts herself off the mat and moonwalks into the corner to the tune of Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal,” usually eliciting a roar from the crowd. The signature shuffle of the late pop idol is easily recognizable but falls into what might be one of the most overlooked aspects of gymnastics: choreography. Moves have to be judge-friendly, crowd-pleasing and perfectly executed in order to produce the highest score possible. “I’ve been practicing [the moonwalk] as much as possible,” Savona said. “It took me a little while to get used to it, but [my former choreographer] thought it would be kind of cool, and so did I. It took me a little while to get it in my routine, but after that, everyone seemed to like it.” ROUTINES, see page 8


Silhouettes show sophomore all-arounder Lloimincia Hall [left] and freshman all-arounder Jessica Savona [right] posing for the beginning of their floor routines.

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NCAA, LSU must fix drug policies MIC’D UP MICAH BEDARD Sports Columnist It’s time for LSU and the NCAA to step up their drug-testing game. A report surfaced last week in which an anonymous NFL assistant coach told USA Today’s Jarrett Bell that former LSU defensive back Tyrann Mathieu responded to a question about how many failed drug tests he had in college before he was suspended with, “I quit counting at 10. I really don’t know.” Ruh roh. I’m not saying the report is true, but drug testing is a big deal when it comes to collegiate athletics. Not the fact that Mathieu was using illegal drugs, but that he failed drug tests over and over and little was done about it before he was booted from the LSU football team last August. Mathieu went on record rebutting the report in a statement released Friday, “I would expect that conversations regarding my drug testing history during the course of my medical treatment would be private. LSU has a strong drug testingprogram, and LSU went to great lengths to help me in my treatment DRUGS, see page 7


LSU looks for long-awaited quarterback consistency Freshmen may compete with Rivers Tyler Nunez Sports Writer

For the first time in almost five years, it seems as if the LSU football team has found depth at the quarterback position. LSU has struggled to find consistency in its passing game since the dismissal of Ryan Perrilloux in 2008. But with senior Zach Mettenberger at the helm for a second season along with new offensive coordinator Cam Cameron, the Tigers hope they have finally found the answers to their offensive woes. Mettenberger said he has used spring practice as an opportunity to further develop his leadership skills.

“I can be a guy’s best friend, and I can definitely jump on a guy when I need to,” Mettenberger said. “Being a starter for a second year, I can be a vocal leader now. ... This year we have a lot of young guys, and I need to take that role as a vocal leader.” Sophomore Stephen Rivers has attempted to improve his game by adjusting his throwing motion. “It’s definitely more over the top now, which helps me,” Rivers said. “I have more velocity and more control. It feels more natural.” Before spring practice, Rivers was the clear favorite to take the No. 2 spot behind Mettenberger. But three weeks into spring practice, early enrollee freshmen Anthony Jennings and Hayden Rettig have emerged as legitimate contenders to compete with QUARTERBACK, see page 8

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LSU sophomore quarterback Stephen Rivers (17) and senior quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) throw downfield Thursday during football practice at the LSU Football Operations Center.

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NBA award picks 2013 THE GOLDEN GREEK DIMITRI SKOUMPOURDIS Sports Contributor While April may signal the end of the “March Madness” craze around the country, it means the beginning of a new and better time in sports — the NBA playoffs. While the exact seeding hasn’t been set, one thing factor free for speculation is who will win the annual end-of-season awards. Here are my picks: Most Valuable Player – LeBron James, Miami Heat In the world of sports predictions, this is about as close to a layup as you can get. Not only has James put together a monster year as his average of 26.8 points per game would indicate, but he’s doing so at an incredibly efficient rate (56.5 percent shooting). He also leads all forwards in assists with 7.3 per game. The fact that he’s doing this on a roster as talented as the Miami Heat’s only makes those numbers more impressive. He is the best player on a team that won 28 straight games. Perhaps the most impressive thing about James’ season is that he has totally eclipsed Kevin Durant, who is having a career year with the Thunder. Rookie of the Year – Damian Lillard, Portland Trailblazers This is another no-brainer. Lillard’s average of 19.1 points per game is almost a full six points ahead of the second highest scoring rookie, Anthony Davis. The same is true for assists. Although the Blazers have struggled to get wins this season, Lillard’s statistical dominance is undeniable, and he will run away with this award. Coach of the Year – George Karl, Denver Nuggets Everybody knew the Nuggets had a talented roster at the beginning of the season, but finishing with a top-three record in the cutthroat Western Conference

without a tried and true superstar is not an easy feat by any stretch of the imagination. Andre Iguodala and Ty Lawson are great players, but Karl deserves a ton of credit for making this team one that nobody wants to face in the playoffs. Defensive Player of the Year – Larry Sanders, Milwaukee Bucks There is not a player in the league who has a greater effect on his team’s defense than Larry Sanders. Sanders’ average of 2.86 blocks per game is good for second in the league, but his true value is manifested in advanced analytics. A study presented at the 2013 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference revealed opponents’ field goal percentage drops more than 10 percent when Sanders is within five feet of the basket. Most Improved Player – James Harden, Houston Rockets I know most of you are probably thinking Harden was already a great player, but the jump he made this year was one from sixth-man extraordinaire to bona fide superstar. He has the fifthhighest scoring average in the league and led a Rockets team that hasn’t been to the playoffs since 2009. The best is yet to come from the bearded one. Sixth Man of the Year – J.R. Smith, New York Knicks Carmelo Anthony gets all the credit in the Big Apple, but Smith has been exactly what the Knicks needed down the stretch as they clinched the second seed. Smith has been a contender for this award several times in his career, but his commitment to attacking the basket rather than being a high-volume midrange shooter will clinch it for him this season. Dimitri Skoumpourdis is a 20-year-old mass communication sophomore from Houston.

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Kentucky forward Noel will enter draft recovering from knee injury The Associated Press LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky forward Nerlens Noel will enter the NBA draft as he continues recovering from a torn ACL. The 6-foot-10 freshman is projected to be a lottery pick despite sustaining his season-ending knee injury on Feb. 12. He led the nation with 4.4 blocks per game, and averaged 10.5 points and 9.5 rebounds. Noel also had 50 steals for Kentucky (21-12), earning Southeastern Conference defensive player of the year honors, along with first team all-conference and freshman team selections. Noel said in statement released by the university that he’s loved his time with the Wildcats but feels he’s “ready to take the next step to the NBA.” Considered the nation’s top recruit last year, Noel was often compared to Kentucky All-American Anthony Davis, now in the NBA after leading the Wildcats to a national championship as a freshman. “I’ve learned so much here at UK and am thankful for Coach [John] Calipari, the staff and my teammates for all of their support,” Noel said. “I especially appreciate the Big Blue Nation and all of the support, prayers and well-wishes I’ve received from them during my rehab and decision-making process. I’ll always be a Wildcat!” Noel joins Wildcats guard Archie Goodwin in the NBA draft. The

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Kentucky forward Nerlens Noel tears his ACL on Feb. 12. Despite the season-ending injury, Noel is projected to be a lottery pick in the draft.

two were part of another much-heralded recruiting class that included forward Alex Poythress and 7-foot center Willie Cauley-Stein, but Noel was the only player that consistently lived up to the high expectations for freshmen. On a Kentucky squad that lacked intensity during parts of a disappointing season by Wildcats’ standards, Noel was often their most active player on the floor. Calipari praised that effort during the season and even after the center made the widely-expected decision to leave for the pros. “I support Nerlens’ decision to enter his name in the draft and am excited for him and his future,” Calipari said in a statement. “The hard work and will to win he showed on the floor this year and the dedication and attitude he has shown in his

rehab will only be a reward for him and whatever team drafts him in June.” Despite Noel’s athleticism and energy that teammates fed off of after a block or timely steal, Kentucky struggled even when he was healthy. Kentucky’s chances of earning an at-large NCAA tournament bid were iffy even with Noel, and its prospects disintegrated after the devastating knee injury at Florida. The Wildcats went 4-5 without Noel, even though Cauley-Stein showed signs of improvement in Noel’s place, and quality late-season wins over Florida and Missouri.

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and recovery.” When I read Bell’s report, I decided to do some digging into both the NCAA’s and LSU’s drug testing enforcement policies. As it turns out, the NCAA pulls a Pontius Pilate when it comes to enforcing drug testing on a schoolby-school basis; it leaves it up to its member institutions to establish drug-testing policies. According to the NCAA website, “Testing programs are not governed by the NCAA, and schools are not required to release results of the institutionally administered drug test, but they are required to enforce their own policies.” It sounds like colleges can put in place whatever kind of drug-testing policies they want, and the NCAA can’t do anything about it. In the 2011-12 season, there were more than 450,000 NCAA student-athletes among all classifications, yet the NCAA only has two programs for testing student athletes. Approximately 2,500 athletes are tested at least once every five years at the NCAA Championships in all divisions, with some championships being tested every season for performance-enhancing drugs and street drugs. The second source of NCAA testing involves its year-round program where 11,500 student-athletes across all sports are randomly tested for performance-enhancing drugs, but not street drugs. I’m no math major, but I crunched the numbers on the proportion of student-athletes being tested: A whopping 3 percent of studentathletes are tested annually by the NCAA. Penalties are strict for failing an NCAA drug test for performanceenhancing drugs or street drugs. An automatic yearlong suspension is issued for the first positive test. A second positive test for street drugs results in another year of suspension

while failing a test for performanceenhancing drugs results in permanent ineligibility. But what are the chances the NCAA actually has success with such a small sample size? If a school doesn’t make an NCAA championship, the NCAA might not even test a single one of its athletes. So LSU’s drug-testing policy has to be better than that, right? Not necessarily. Simply put, LSU has a “three strikes, you’re out” policy when it comes to drug testing. A first violation results in a slap on the wrist, a second yields a suspension from 15 percent of competition in the athlete’s particular

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Tyrann Mathieu runs a drill during the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis on Feb. 26. Mathieu has disputed a report saying he failed more than 10 drug tests while at LSU.

The Daily Reveille sport and the third gets a one-year suspension from competition. So the question isn’t whether Mathieu failed more than 10 drug tests, but if he failed more than three. Whether he passed four, eight, 12 or 24 is irrelevant. According to LSU’s drug-testing policy, he should have been suspended for an entire season if he tested positive more than three times. But it doesn’t surprise me he was able to continue taking what

page 7 he wanted on the gridiron. Let’s not forget Mathieu was not technically suspended from LSU along with Spencer Ware and Tharold Simon against Auburn in 2011 — the trio was merely “withheld from play.” Mathieu was the golden child during LSU’s undefeated regular season in 2011. The Tigers wouldn’t have gotten a chance to be humiliated in the BCS Championship by Alabama without the Honey Badger. LSU doesn’t have to answer to

anyone but itself when it comes to drug policies. It puts the policies in place, and it alone is responsible for following them. Something needs to change. Micah Bedard is a 22-year-old history senior from Houma. Contact Micah Bedard at; Twitter: @DardDog

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Rivers for the coveted position. In three scrimmages, Jennings has completed a combined 17 passes in 31 attempts (55 percent) for 170 yards and three touchdowns. He has also shown promise as a possible dual-threat by adding 61 yards in nine carries for a 6.8 yards-per-carry average. Rettig threw his name into the ring by displaying impressive efficiency while participating in two of LSU’s three scrimmages. The highly touted freshman out of Los Angeles threw 8-for-15 (53 percent) for 158 yards and

ROUTINES, from page 5 While each gymnast chooses her own music, the task of choreography for the Tigers’ routines falls on the shoulders of volunteer coach Ashleigh Clare-Kearney, a former two-time national champion for LSU. Clare-Kearney joined the LSU staff to be around the program and coaching staff she held so dear in her competing days. Though she only participated in dancing through high school and never received any professional choreography training, ClareKearney said she has a knack for choreography. “[Choreographing] was something [LSU coach D-D Breaux] asked me to do,” ClareKearney said. “But when I was on the team, I helped the girls tweak their routines. … I started kind of taking over and helping people adjust their routines as they saw fit. Naturally, I just moved into that position because that’s where I felt comfortable.” Clare-Kearney acknowledged the diversity of personalities on the team and the necessity of arranging routines that highlight the strengths of each gymnast. Clare-Kearney referenced the flexibility of sophomore allarounder Rheagan Courville, whose floor exercise music includes “Sail” by Awolnation. Though Courville was worried she would grow sick of the piece, she said she is pleased with her choice and plans to keep it next year. “I have a really dancy, flexible kind of style, and I wanted that [song] to be put in,” Courville said. “I like flowy, sharp and dramatic music. That’s just always the style that I liked, and I just stuck with it in college, too.” Sophomore all-arounder Lloimincia Hall said she wanted to utilize the power of her wildly popular floor routine to deliver a message. The pairing of Hall’s high-energy routine with upbeat gospel music is meant to reveal how important Christ is in her life. “Maybe I can touch someone else’s heart to maybe bring them to Christ,” Hall said. “I’m all about bringing an upbeat situation and trying to get a message over to someone.” Breaux, who must approve all music and routines, praised Clare-Kearney’s ability to match music to personalities. Breaux tweaks the choreography if

three touchdowns. Rivers, however, has remained relatively quiet throughout spring practice, as he completed 10 of his 25 attempted passes (40 percent) for 109 yards and failed to complete a touchdown pass in three scrimmages. Junior transfer from Penn State Rob Bolden has been unable to participate in spring training as he recovers from a right knee injury. There is a lot of time between now and next season, but if Rivers’ lack of production continues, it may provide Jennings and Rettig with the perfect opportunity needed, and she echoed the importance of the routine fitting the gymnast. “I want them to like their music,” Breaux said. “I want it to fit them and fit their personality. But it also has to be something that I think will be pleasing to the crowd and pleasing to the judges.” When Savona arrived at LSU, she wanted to change her floor routine. However, Breaux and Clare-Kearney convinced

The Daily Reveille to surpass the sophomore on the depth chart. Fans may not have to wait long to get their first taste of Jennings. He has taken a number of snaps in which he ran the spread option. LSU coach Les Miles said this was something he was just testing right now. “That’s just stuff he can do,” Miles said. “I don’t know how important that piece is right now.”

Contact Tyler Nunez at; Twitter: @NunezTDR Savona to keep the moonwalk, and they’ve also added Jackson’s “Beat It” to the mix. “I kept my old dance that did go with the music,” Savona said. “So it didn’t take that much time to put together, but when it did, I had fun with it.”

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A lone red chair stands out in a sea of uniformity Monday in the Music and Dramatic Arts Building. The play “Lab Show 6” focuses on the importance of variety and choice within humanity. The show runs from Tuesday through Sunday with showings at 7:30 p.m. and another showing at 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10 at the door.


Nobody can top kiss from ‘The Notebook’

by letting them choose an area to sit. The decision to put the play together “backwards” by designing the environment first and giving the actors no dialogue also aims to tell a more immersive story. “The idea is, if you’re going to present some understanding of humans on the stage, then it makes more sense to start with the world that they live in,” Lamond said. “Humans come last in the world ... And words came last of all.” In another act of defiance,

The magic of a movie kiss — that will-they-won’t-they buildup lasting for many minutes until finally, a bubble pops and the earth shakes for a bit — is something deserving of reward. Not every movie couple has the chem- ANDREA GALLO istry or the good Editor in Chief lighting or the flawless looks to make that moment work once, let alone to recreate it. Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling set the bar at the 2005 MTV Movie Awards when they won Best Kiss for their mid-argument, intense kiss in the rain in “The Notebook,” and they reenacted it on stage during the awards ceremony. Ever since, the kisses, the couples and the award acceptances have been disappointing. This year’s kiss king and queen are Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence for their “Silver Linings Playbook” liplock. Both are attractive and well-respected stars, but only Cooper was at the ceremony to accept the award, which is unfortunate because they probably had the best chance of living up to McAdams’ and Gosling’s live moment of affection. What made McAdams’ and

LAB SHOW, see page 10

KISSES, see page 10


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A Speechless Performance New wordless piece makes debut tonight Kaci Yoder Entertainment Writer

Amid dozens of borrowed, mismatched chairs and a couple of broken-in sofas, a few University students hope to create something as honest as it is unusual. For the past year, four theatre seniors have been working to put together an original play: a

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succinct, 40-minute show making its debut tonight in the Music and Dramatic Arts Building. “Lab Show 6” attempts to turn traditional theatre on its head with a couple of notable omissions: no set and no words. According to one of its creators, Director Peryn Schmidtt, the wordless play shows a “completely different style” of theatre. “The reason why there’s no speaking in it is because everything in the environment is the text,” Schmidtt said.

Instead of words, “Lab Show 6” focuses on sound, lighting and — most noticeably — four sections of unorthodox seating encircling an empty floor for the performers. Each section represents a different area of life: risers for “education,” couches and a coffee table for “family,” uniform rows of black chairs for “digital” and a jumble of colorful chairs for “social.” Sound designer Devon Lamond said the variety of seating reflects the play’s theme of choice, involving the audience in the story


Students’ app connects EDM fans via social network EDMutual helps users find shows

Taylor Schoen

Entertainment Writer

Neon lights flashing, colorful bracelets, eccentric costumes and accessories and smiling faces — these are some of the elements that comprise the electronic dance music, or EDM, scene. Clay Coco, business sophomore; Matt Ford, business sophomore; Cody Pitre, computer engineering sophomore; and RJ Alongi are members of the EDM culture. The gang admired

the openness, expressiveness and camaraderie of the culture surrounding EDM so much that they decided to transform their passion into a social media smartphone app called EDMutual. Coco, Ford and Pitre each shared similar sentiments on why they find the culture surrounding EDM so magnetizing — mainly the affable and accepting demeanor of fellow ravers. “The best way to describe it is an escape for the weekend,” Pitre said, detailing his affection for the festival experience. “There’s no judgment from the community, and festivals are just a great way to release emotion. It’s also about the loving and

caring people and the experiences we share with them.” Ford said he enjoys attending festivals because it’s about being as happy as possible and “it allows you to go back to the basics and leave everything behind.” The nature of the EDM/rave culture can best be summed up by its motto, P.L.U.R. — peace, love, unity and respect. Coco said it’s about having an underlying respect for everyone, no matter who they are or where they’re from. The P.L.U.R. philosophy is often reinforced by exchanging “kandies,” colorful beaded EDMUTUAL, see page 10

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Computer engineering sophomore Cody Pitre shows off his “kandy bracelets” and music festival wristbands Monday at his apartment.

page 10 she’s given in that environment,” Waguespack said. “Lab Show 6” does not follow a If “ideas of expectations and linear story. The play centers in- self-awareness” sound familiar to stead on a cast many University of six studentstudents, it’s no “Lab Show 6” actors moving accident. The crethrough the female When: 7:30 p.m. April 16-21; ators (a group that lead’s stream of also includes choc o n s c i o u s n e s s . 2 p.m. matinee April 21 reographer Ryann Sound designer Where: Studio Theatre, Music & Pinkerton) sought Adam Waguesto craft an authenpack said the text Dramatic Arts Building tic story about selfshould play out or- Tickets: $10 cash at the door reflection, one ganically. to which many “We’re playcollege-aged peoing a lot with ideas of expectations ple can relate. and self-awareness. The play at “We were so honest ... with its core is about her being thrust our approach.” Lamond said. into these environments and how “There’s a point where we were she reacts and interacts with what like, ‘What do we understand that

LAB SHOW, from page 9

KISSES, from page 9

Gosling’s kiss so great, and why is it still relevant today? When they got up to accept their award, they lined up at opposite ends of the stage as Gosling gestured for her to walk toward him. McAdams jumped into his arms as they kissed and the audience ooh-ed and ahh-ed and applauded. Gosling then carried her to the microphone, made a quip saying “it was my pleasure,” pecked her on the top of her head and they walked off together. What could possibly top that? Bradley Cooper, adorable as he is, couldn’t do it all by himself. Let’s take a look at the list of winners between McAdams and Gosling and Sunday’s awards, shall we?

· Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal from “Brokeback Mountain” · Will Ferrell and Sacha Baron Cohen from “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” · Briana Evigan and Robert Hoffman from “Step Up 2: The Streets” · Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson from four “Twilight” movies None have had the Ryan Gosling swagger, the Rachel McAdams charm, the electricity or the perfect movie moment that the two of them shared. Stewart and Pattinson sadly have tried to recreate their onscreen magic, but it turned out to be nothing more than supremely awkward. Best Kiss should be one of the

The Daily Reveille we can do?’” Without the fourth wall to separate the crowd from the action, the students behind “Lab Show 6” are reaching out to the audience to tell their story. “The show isn’t about narrating an experience; it’s about experiencing a narrative,” Lamond said. “Lab Show 6” opens at 7:30 tonight in the Studio Theatre in the Music and Dramatic Arts Building and will run through Sunday, April 21, with an additional matinee performance at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets cost $10 cash at the door. Contact Kaci Yoder at most fun awards to go out each year, and stars should recognize that and do their part to deliver what the audience wants. They should start by watching McAdams’ and Gosling’s performance for pointers. In an ideal world, McAdams and Gosling would star in a romantic movie together again (Kate and Leo, anyone?) and show everyone how it’s done when they accept their Best Kiss award once again. We can only hope. Andrea Gallo is a 21-year-old mass communication junior from Lafayette. Contact Andrea Gallo at; Twitter: @aegallo

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 well as festivals and events they plan to attend in the future. “We want it to be a friendly bracelets, with other attendees by using a special handshake that social network. It’s a tool that ends in interlocking fingers and will hopefully open the door to meet up with great people and trading jewelry. The notion of swapping stay in touch with someone you kandies is actually what sparked may have never seen again,” the idea behind Coco, Ford and Pitre said. The app is still in developPitre’s latest creation. EDMutual is essentially ment as of now, but it’s set to a social network that caters to launch in less than a month. The app is being EDM fans developed for and focuses ‘[The goal of the app is] both iPhones on advancing to connect like-minded, and Androids concert-going e x p e r i e n c e s positive people who all share and will be available to by providing users with a love and appreciation for download for festival maps, music and celebrating life.’ free. A l o n g schedules, upwith the app, coming events Clay Coco EDMutual and news upco-founder, EDMutual will supply dates. However, the main goal of the app is festival-related gear for the lowto connect members of the EDM est prices around, according to the group. The merchandise will circuit. “It’s to connect like-minded, include goodies like T-shirts, positive people who all share a sunglasses and an array of LED love and appreciation for music products including “Hydraglow,” and celebrating life,” Coco said. a CamelBak-style container Ford said another reason the equipped with LED strips. The group also hopes to app was developed was because of the abundance of “missed inspire others to follow their connections” that happen when dreams and to set an example of meeting someone briefly at a loving what they do for a living. The founders of EDMufestival. EDMutual allows users to quickly add one another as tual plan on orchestrating fufriends and kindle a long-lasting ture events such as festivals, and as Coco said, “anything can and meaningful relationship. Much like Facebook, EDMu- happen — connections have been tual will include profiles and al- made and doors are opening.” low users to express their personal views and philosophies. The Contact Taylor Schoen at app will also feature a history of festivals the user has attended, as

EDMUTUAL, from page 9

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One Big Problem, No Easy Fix Making a case for higher education

BWALLY’S WORLD BEN WALLACE Columnist Picture this: You’re a kindergarten teacher. For years, the school provided crayons, finger paint and construction paper. They stocked classrooms with desks, books and dry-erase markers. They even paid for snacks, like juice boxes and Honey Buns. Slowly, things started to change. First, they took away the Honey Buns. The young students didn’t notice, though. They just ate the crayons instead. Then they took away the finger paint and the construction paper. Administrators said it was your responsibility to pay for it. You whined and groaned — but you had to have those supplies, so you went out and bought them on your measly salary. Your hardship went unnoticed by students. After all, they still had their supplies, so nothing had changed in their eyes. Then one day, you received a memo from your boss that said the school would no longer pay for books. Worse, you were not allowed to ask parents to pay for the supplies unless the school board approved your request. In the meantime, some teachers had already quit to teach at other schools that offered to pay for their classroom supplies. The amount of students in your class grew from 13

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La. Gov. Bobby Jindal speaks to the press Thursday on the current push for state tax reform at the La. State Capitol in Baton Rouge.

to 17 students. What are you going to do with all these screaming, biting 5-year olds? The answer Louisiana legislators would give you is to wait on the school board to grant your requests — no matter how long it takes. Now forget the hypothetical. In 1995, voters approved a state constitutional provision that requires a two-thirds approval in the Legislature before a public agency can raise fees. Shortly after, the state’s attorney general issued an opinion interpreting tuition as a type of fee. Louisiana is the only state in the nation that requires the majority approval, although legislative bodies have primary tuition-setting authority in two other states, according to the Board of Regents, which

oversees Louisiana’s public higher education institutions. In effect, the legislature has too much power and not enough time. Rep. Walt Leger, D-New Orleans, serves as the primary sponsor for House Bill 194, which would give the Board of Regents the ability to grant tuition increase requests without the Legislature’s majority approval. If passed, students should celebrate like they would celebrate any LSU football victory — keg stands, Serrano’s margaritas and a lot of drunken dancing. Many of you may say, “Hey! Wait just a minute — why would I want to pay more money when school already costs me a fortune?” In some cases, school has already cost students a hefty portion of

their future paychecks due to student loan debt incurred. But I’d counter with this question: Do you want your degree to be valuable? Gov. Bobby Jindal’s budgets have stripped funding from higher education year after year since 2008. I won’t bore and confuse you with a flood of dollar signs and budget facts, but I must present one simple comparison from 2008-09 to 201213 to prove my point. In the 2008 fiscal year, the University received 58 percent of its total spending money from the state, while tuition and fee collections accounted for only 36 percent of the revenue. Fast-forward five years, and those percentages have flip-flopped. Now, tuition and fees account for 61

cancer screenings, and other preventative care. Despite Planned Parenthood’s work, too many Louisianans lack access to care — especially reproductive health care. In fact, our state has some of the highest rates of teen births and sexually transmitted infections. According to the latest figures available, more than half of all pregnancies in Louisiana were unintended. Every woman in Louisiana should have access to affordable, quality care that prevents disease, treats illness in a timely, effective manner, and saves lives — the kind of health care that Planned Parenthood

provides. Those who care about women’s health should support Planned Parenthood.

the statistics, the solution for this problem seems to be a problem itself. I believe the solution for obesity depends on us. Other than genetic and hormonal factors, most of the reasons for obesity are controllable. It does not matter how much we blame the fast foods, cheap instant foods, and various beverages the problem will persist until we change our eating habits. We all should try to put healthy and fresh foods in our diet and eat less junk food. In addition to that we should try to be more active and take some breaks in between work. We should grow a habit of going to the gym, taking evening walks or regularly playing a sport. In this way, we

percent of the spending pie, while state funding represents only 34 percent. The University does not like this one bit. It abhors tuition raises almost as much as students do. But if the state continues to decrease spending on higher education, raising tuition is the easiest and most sensible way to keep the University running smoothly. Even after the recent tuition hikes, tuition and fees at public fouryear institutions in Louisiana rank lower than any other state in the Southern Regional Education Board, a nonprofit that collects data on higher education. Plus, it’s safe to assume most instate residents don’t pay a dime for tuition at LSU anyway. The University requires a score of at least a 22 on the ACT (1030 SAT) for admission, while the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students requires an ACT score of only 20 to qualify for state-paid higher education. This is part of the problem, as I wrote before. I could go on forever — but don’t you see? Wrestling away tuition-authority from the Legislature is the first step toward sustainable funding. Ben Wallace is a 22-year-old mass communication senior from Tyler, Texas. Contact Ben Wallace at; Twitter: @_benwallace


Planned Parenthood provides affordable, accessible health care As a member of VOX LSU, Planned Parenthood’s campus group, I know that Planned Parenthood in Louisiana is a trusted provider of affordable, accessible health care. Last year, Planned Parenthood’s health centers in Baton Rouge and New Orleans provided just over 17,000 affordable health care visits to provide birth control, testing for sexually transmitted infections,

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Obesity solution relies on personal action I am very concerned about the problem of obesity in the United States. The United States has the highest percentage of people suffering from obesity, as we know. Although it is easy to state

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can burn a lot of calories and release some stress. Stress and lack of sleep are also causes of obesity. We all know about these solutions but unfortunately many of us do not apply these to our life. I believe health is the greatest treasure one can have and we should take care of it. Sincerely, Nafees Ahmed Economics student Contact The Daily Reveille’s opinion staff at; Twitter: @TDR_opinion

Quote of the Day “Those who know how to think need no teachers.”

Mahatma Gandhi leader of Indian nationalism Oct. 2, 1869 — Jan. 30, 1948

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Government should stay out of child rearing RUN TO THE MILLS LANDON MILLS Columnist What’s with the liberal fascination with infringing on individual liberties? Tulane political science professor Melissa Harris-Perry believes, along with her fanbase, that your children don’t belong to you. They belong to everybody. Harris-Perry voices her liberal opinions on MSNBC’s “Melissa Harris-Perry” show on the weekends. “We have never invested as much in public education as we should have because we’ve always had kind of a private notion of children: Your kid is yours and totally your responsibility. We haven’t had a very collective notion of these are our children. So part of it is we have to break through our kind of private idea that kids belong to their parents — or kids belong to their families — and recognize that kids belong to whole communities. Once it’s

everybody’s responsibility, and not just the household’s, then we start making better investments,” Harris-Perry said in an MSNBC advertisement. Harris-Perry’s statement is nothing more than a blunt way of saying what President Barack Obama did in his State of the Union address on Feb. 12. This concept is the basis for Obama’s early childhood education plan, sometimes referred to as “preschool for all.” I see discrepancies in liberal theory. In the womb, the fetus is presumptuously called a “part” of the woman, but once brought into the world, he or she is no longer to be under the guidance and jurisdiction of the parents, but of the state. Little Johnny better get ready, because he’s going to be getting a new set of parents — each called “State” — by age 4. Many are probably thrilled to see an opportunity to hand over their parental responsibilities and let the state feed, educate and medicate them and their children. Not an infringement of rights, you say? Harris-Perry even

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Tulane political science professor Melissa Harris-Perry recently stated in an advertisement that children belong to communities, sparking controversy.

agrees with me. “This is about whether we as a society, expressing our collective will through our public institutions, including our government, have a right to impinge on individual freedoms in order to advance a common good. And that is exactly

the fight that we have been having for a couple hundred years,” she said. In Louisiana, the care, guidance and control of children is laid out in the Children’s Code passed in 1991. “The people of Louisiana

recognize the family as the most fundamental unit of human society; that preserving families is essential to a free society; that the relationship between parent and child is pre-eminent in establishing and maintaining the well-being of the child; that parents have the responsibility for providing the basic necessities of life as well as love and affection to their children,” the preamble states. The concept of the government rearing children is laughable. I wonder what an instructional lesson on budgeting would look like. It just goes back to some people being in favor of things such as separation of church and state. I happen to be in favor of separation of child and state. Don’t give the “Harris-Perrys” of the world your children. Landon Mills is a 21-year-old international studies senior from Sunshine, La.

Contact Landon Mills at; Twitter: @landondeanmills

Conference marks vital moment for secular community BUT HE MEANS WELL GORDON BRILLON Columnist The University’s Atheists, Humanists and Agnostics club hosted Reason on the Bayou on Sunday, Louisiana’s first-ever convention for the secular community. Overall, it was an impressive event, featuring secular student groups from universities across the South and speakers from across the country. Given the overwhelming Christian majority in the South, it’s vital for such groups in the region to unite, organize and act. But the nonreligious community needs to be careful not to become known as the anti-religious community. Andrew Seidel, an attorney for the Freedom From Religion Foundation, spoke at the convention, highlighting the importance of vocally opposing every violation of the separation of church and state. He referenced Malcolm Gladwell’s book, “The Tipping Point,” saying that every intrusion of religion, no matter how small, sets a precedent that can allow larger violations to happen. But I think the conference could take a different lesson from Gladwell. The secular community itself is at a tipping point right now, and

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Atheist activist Nate Phelps gives the keynote address Sunday at Reason on the Bayou in the Student Union’s Royal Cotillion Ballroom.

there are two paths it can take: It can work its way into the public dialogue by becoming an important part of community, or it can continue to antagonize religious organizations and be dismissed as just another side of the fanatic fringe. I’m not saying it shouldn’t pursue violations of church and state, because it’s on the right side. We shouldn’t be teaching creationism in public schools or opening legislative sessions with a prayer. Several speakers gave accounts of brave people who stood up for separation of church and

state and suffered for it. One woman in Oklahoma was beaten, threatened and had her house burned down for trying to close a prayer group in her kids’ elementary school. It was a harrowing story, but from the way it was framed, you might start to think it was the norm. The simple fact is religious people are the majority in the United States and will continue to be for the foreseeable future. Demonizing them will only create division and make your people look bad. If you want to stop intolerance

against atheists and fight against religious hegemony, make people like you. Work with religious groups. Volunteer for good causes. Contribute to the community. It’s not fair that secularists have to work just to be accepted by the general public, but that’s the way it is. They can deal with it, build up some esteem in the community and eventually get their goals accomplished, or they can whine about it and continue to be ostracized. This is where the secular community’s leadership needs to come

in. You can’t make social change without organization and planning. Gladwell wrote a column in The New Yorker in 2010 criticizing so-called “Facebook activists” for overestimating the impact of social media on social change. Real revolutions, he said, must be planned and executed meticulously to be successful. It was only due to organizations like the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and the NAACP that the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s was successful in changing society. The secular community needs its own version of the NAACP to make a plan and choose its battles. Gordon Maples, regional coordinator for the Secular Student Alliance and the first speaker at the conference, seemed to be one of the few speakers aware of this need. The SSA is a national organization that offers support to University secular groups, and it is in a prime position to take the lead for the secular community. With the right people in charge, they might just be able to get something done. Gordon Brillon is a 19-year-old mass communication sophomore from Lincoln, R.I.

Contact Gordon Brillon at; Twitter: @tdr_gbrillon

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to contact their family members and friends who live in or were visiting Boston at the time. Around 2:50 p.m. EST, two explosions went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, which is held on Patriot’s Day each year. As of Monday evening, three deaths were confirmed and injuries were continuing to mount, surpassing 140 at press time, according to official statements from Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and law enforcement officials. According to Vincent, Castle said he is unsure about air travel but is trying to find a way to get the group of students back to Baton Rouge and to their families. Baton Rouge native Jonathan Tarajano attends Emerson College in Boston and was with his mother near the initial explosion and the second one that occurred moments later. “We were on the sidewalk between the two of them,” Tarajano said over the phone Monday. Tarajano said the first explosion sounded like a cannon blast, which he thought must have been a part of the ceremony at

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Reeves said she does not use social media while driving. “I am so untalented with it, anyway,” Reeves said. According to a study by Pew Research Center, 40 percent of American teens have felt endangered by a driver using a cell phone. Nutrition and food science sophomore Matt Landry said distinguishing between social media and texting will be difficult. “It’s foolish and hard to police,” Landry said. The problem with the texting-and-driving ban — and

the marathon. After the second explosion, Tarajano said he knew he was in the middle of a bombing and needed to get to safety immediately. “We saw the huge smoke cloud and dust from the first one — we were just in shock,” he said. Tarajano and his mother were uninjured and didn’t have time to try to make sense of the situation, he said. The priority was getting out of the area as quickly as possible, which was chaotic amid the crowd and noise. It seemed as if everyone was confused as people shouted and ran in every direction either searching for a way out or trying to get cell phone service to reach loved ones, he said. Cell phone signals were disabled in Boston to prevent any further explosions that could have resulted via remote detonation. Tarajano took his mother by the hand to flee to safety as fast as they could. He said he tried to avoid the subway and any other major landmarks that could have been another target. Meanwhile, University mass communication fourth-year student Sydney Armstrong was visiting her family in Boston the possible social media ban — is how difficult it is to pinpoint what drivers are doing on their mobile devices, Lalonde said. “They may be looking up a phone number to make a phone call. Those types of offenses are not easy to definitively prove,” Lalonde said. Lalonde said the LSUPD has not seen many texting and driving cases. Richard Battista, sports administration sophomore, is from Washington, D.C., and is used to regulations like this. In his hometown, he said police pull citizens over for just holding cell phones.

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and was on the street that runs parallel to where the Tarajanos were when the explosions occurred. Armstrong didn’t witness the explosion, but heard the blast, which she also described as sounding like a cannon. Armstrong was accompanied by family members, and said they all thought the loud blasts were part of the festivities. As people began running past Armstrong, she said she knew something was wrong. “We were watching people, and they were crying and confused,” she said in a phone interview Monday. Armstrong tried to make sense of the situation by checking social media sites like Twitter, but cellular services were completely shut off, she said. It was only until Armstrong returned to where she was staying that she was able to watch the news on television to figure out what was happening. In Baton Rouge, mechanical engineering third-year student Philip Kempainen continuously tried to contact his sister, University alumna Jessica Kempainen, and mother, Debbie Kempainen, who were in Boston on Monday.

His sister ran the marathon that morning, and Kempainen wasn’t sure if she and their mother were still near the scene when the bombs went off, he said. “I was pretty upset until I got in touch with them,” he said. Kempainen’s sister and mother left the crowded section of Boston before the bombs exploded, but were only steps away from the scene a few hours earlier. University finance fourthyear student Harrison Breaud tried to contact family members from Baton Rouge who were present in Boston on Monday as well. Breaud’s brother, University alumnus Hudson Breaud, lives in Boston and was a few blocks away from the explosions. Hudson Breaud said he was confused as most were and when people began running away from the scene he fled to safety as well. There were no confirmed suspects in the bombing as of Monday night, though two other explosive devices were found and dismantled.

“It’s something you shouldn’t be doing while driving,” Battista said. Inbau said the National Safety Council released a position paper in 2009 to totally ban the

use of cell phones, hands-free or handheld. Defensive driving is ultimately about personal responsibility, Inbau said. “We cannot legislate

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“feel the full weight of justice.” A senior U.S. intelligence official said two other bombs were found near the end of the 26.2mile course in what appeared to be a well-coordinated attack. The fiery twin blasts took place about 10 seconds and about 100 yards apart, knocking spectators and at least one runner off their feet, shattering windows and sending dense plumes of smoke rising over the street and through the fluttering national flags lining the course. Blood stained the pavement, and huge shards were missing from window panes as high as three stories. “They just started bringing people in with no limbs,” said runner Tim Davey of Richmond, Va. He said he and his wife, Lisa, tried to keep their children’s eyes shielded from the gruesome scene inside a medical tent that had been set up to care for fatigued runners, but “they saw a lot.” “They just kept filling up with more and more casualties,” Lisa Davey said. Contact The Daily Reveille’s news staff at; Twitter: @TDR_news

every little thing in your life,” Inbau said. Contact Fernanda Zamudio-Suarez at



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