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INTERNATIONAL Thousands of leftists protest French President Hollande’s first year PARIS (AP) — Tens of thousands of supporters of leftist parties marched through central Paris on Sunday to express disappointment with President Francois Hollande’s first year in power, criticizing the leader for reneging on his promises to rein in the world of finance and enact economic stimulus. Hollande, a Socialist, rose to the presidency last May, promising to spare France the austerity measures imposed elsewhere in Europe. The French government has largely avoided the deep spending cuts, tax hikes and reforms of its neighbors. Men in Pakistani village decide to deny women the right to vote MATEELA, Pakistan (AP) — For decades, not a single woman in this dusty Pakistani village surrounded by wheat fields and orange trees has voted. And they aren’t likely to in next week’s parliamentary election either. The village’s men have spoken. “It’s the will of my husband,” said one woman, Fatma Shamshed. “This is the decision of all the families.” Mateela is one of 564 out of the 64,000 polling districts across Pakistan where not a single woman voted in the country’s 2008 election.

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A man holds a red flag of Cuba’s revolutionary hero Ernesto “Che” Guevara on Sunday during a rally to protest French President Francois Hollande in Paris.

Libyan parliament passes ban on Gadhafi-era government officials TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Libya’s parliament passed a law on Sunday banning officials who served under ousted dictator Moammar Gadhafi from government posts, a move that could push many of the country’s new leaders from office. The Political Isolation Law injects a new dose of uncertainty into Libyan politics during a stillfragile transition. It comes at a time when the government is struggling to rein in militias and politicians are grappling with a weak central government and lawlessness.

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Cooler weather aids fight against wildfire in Southern California

Baton Rouge to open new detention center for arrested male juveniles

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — A big cool-down in weather calmed a huge wildfire burning in Southern California coastal mountains Saturday, and firefighters worked to cut miles of containment lines while conditions were favorable. High winds and withering hot, dry air were replaced by the normal flow of damp air off the Pacific, significantly reducing fire activity. “The fire isn’t really running and gunning,” said Tom Kruschke, a Ventura County Fire Department spokesman. Uncle of Boston Marathon bombing suspect to arrange burial rites

(AP) — Some young people arrested for non-violent offenses may be sent to a new program aimed at reducing recidivism instead of being housed at the Baton Rouge Juvenile Detention Center. City-parish officials tell The Advocate that when male juveniles are sent to the new Evening Reporting Center, they will be fed, get help with homework and receive counseling. Gail Grover, director of the East Baton Rouge Parish’s juvenile services department, said the center can accommodate up to 13 juveniles at a time and will open May 13.

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The uncle of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev arrived in Massachusetts on Sunday to arrange for his burial, saying he understands that “no one wants to associate their names with such evil events.” Ruslan Tsarni, of Montgomery Village, Md., and three of his friends met with the Worcester funeral home director and prepared to wash and shroud Tsarnaev’s body according to Muslim tradition. The 26-year-old died after a gun battle with police on April 19.

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A firefighter from Stockton, Calif., gets into position to put out flames while fighting a wildfire on Friday in Hidden Valley, Calif.

Soccer referee punched by teenage player in Utah dies following coma

Four people arrested following death of 3-year-old in New Iberia

MURRAY, Utah (AP) — A 46-yearold soccer referee who was punched by a teenage player during a game and later slipped into a coma has died, police said. Ricardo Portillo passed away at the hospital, where he was being treated following the assault last weekend, Unified police spokesman Justin Hoyal said Saturday night. Police have accused a 17-yearold player in a recreational soccer league of punching Portillo after the man called a foul on him and issued him a yellow card.

NEW IBERIA (AP) — Four people have been charged with gun and drug crimes after authorities say a 3-year-old child was found dead in New Iberia. The Advertiser says sheriff’s deputies found the toddler at a home Friday around 6:30 a.m when they responded to a call about an unresponsive child. Deputies allegedly found illegal drugs, including marijuana, illegally possessed prescription medication and a sawed-off shotgun.





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Presidential search brings LSU Dining launches new apps, locations upheavals to University Board under fire with lawsuits Alyson Gaharan Staff Writer

While naming F. King Alexander as the LSU president was meant to bring stability to the University amid budgetary and administrative upheavals, his search process resulted in lawsuits regarding public records law. Using LSU Foundation money, LSU contracted the Dallas-based private search firm R. William Funk and Associates to help find its new president after combining the system president and chancellor positions. But shortly after Alexander was named president-elect, The Daily Reveille Editor in Chief Andrea Gallo, The Advocate and | The Times-Picayune filed lawsuits to obtain the names of 35 finalists. When the spring semester began in January, the 12-member Presidential Search Committee was also taking its first steps toward selecting a new University president. A group of around 100 potential candidates was eventually narrowed

down to 35. Of the 35, five were selected for interviews before two pulled themselves from the running. Of the three candidates interviewed, Presidential Search Committee Chairman and Board member Blake Chatelain said Alexander stood out among the others as the clear choice for the position. The committee recommended him to the Board of Supervisors, which unanimously voted to hire him as the sole finalist March 27. The Advocate and | The Times-Picayune were both represented by Lori Mince and had their first hearing April 25. Judge Janice Clark ruled in favor of the publications, ordering that the Board produce the records immediately. Board of Supervisors Chairman Hank Danos said he plans to appeal Clark’s ruling and feels confident it will be reversed. Despite Clark’s ruling, Gallo’s April 30 hearing did not have the same result. Judge Tim Kelley, who heard Gallo’s suit, ruled in favor of the University and said only 10 candidates who had originally submitted their names for consideration, plus Alexander, would be considered applicants.

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President-Elect F. King Alexander listens April 16 to the Transition Advisory Team.

“I’m disappointed with Judge Kelley’s ruling, especially since it contradicts Judge Clark’s ruling from last week,” Gallo said after her hearing. “But I’m glad that I got my day in court and I’m still hopeful that the records will eventually become public based on Judge Clark’s ruling and my interpretation of public records law.” Contact Alyson Gaharan at

simply to facilitate dining menus and nutrition information conveniently,” said Dean Samuels, marketing director for LSU Dining. The most recent LSU Dining development was the introducZach Carline tion of the Tapingo app, which alContributing Writer lows students to order and pay for From the introduction of two their food from Papa John’s and new apps allowing students to plan Jamba Juice and pick it up on the their meals and eat on the go, to the go. introduction of Sunset Diner after Director of Retail DevelopTaco Bell closed, LSU Dining has ment for Auxiliary Services Stemade significant phen Barr said the ‘Over the past years, app is ideal for strides to feed students’ needs this on a tight [our focus] has been students semester. schedule. “Over the more about the healthy Tapingo is past years, it has still in its early option and more been more about stages but hopes the healthy option to have more dinvariety.’ and more variety,” ing locations and said Resident Disstudent use by next David Heidke trict Manager for resident district manager, Chartwells semester. Chartwells David Another imHeidke, in reference to the new portant part of LSU Dining’s menu at Sunset Diner. change has been the opportunity The new dining app also gives for student feedback. Both apps alstudents the opportunity to select a low for students with any concerns dining location, look at the nutri- to send an email to LSU Dining, tion facts of each menu item being which will be read and considered. served and plan their meal accordingly, allowing for healthier meal Contact Zach Carline at choices. “The app was developed

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Transition Advisory Team overhauls LSU System McKenzie Womack Staff Writer

The Board of Supervisors established the Transition Advisory Team in January— a group of 10 businessmen and women in charge of finding problems and recommending changes to the Board for the reorganization of the LSU System. The Board of Supervisors hoped to have a final concept in July, but the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools President Belle

Wheelan said at a meeting last month that the entire process should take more than a year if done correctly. SACS is the agency that grants accreditation to the University. The Board and the Transition Advisory Team’s ultimate agenda has been to use resources from one campus to another, to have a common course numbering system, to use technology to bring change and to consolidate back-office operations, among others. Some people at the University,


Campus expands at unprecedented rate

Pedestrian-friendly campus on the way

will be enforced, along with the construction of new tennis courts. Projects still in the planning and design phase include the $6.2 million River Modeling Facility, the $15 million renovation of the engiGabrielle Braud neering shops and the $5.6 million Contributing Writer French House renovations. The University’s response to As a dusty haze descended upon campus this semester, from it the bus system evaluation is also rose projects like the parking garage still in the works. Students suggested changes for and Tiger Stadium renovations — the system in February’s bus evaluand the dust is far from settling. This summer, University con- ation, but those recommendations struction will quickly move forward will not be implemented until fall with phases of projects planned 2014, according to Gary Graham, around summer break and an empty director of the Office of Parking, Traffic and Transportation. campus. Graham said updating the bus Upcoming construction projects include the start of the Univer- system is a long process. The last sity Student Recreational Complex time the University conducted a bus evaluation was in expansion and reUpcoming construction the spring of 2008, design; the Faculty and changes were Club Hotel renovaprojects: not made until a tion; additional Kirnew contract with by Smith Hall reno- • UREC expansion/redesign First Transit was vations; Student • Faculty Club Hotel renovation signed in August Union renovations; • Kirby Smith Hall renovations 2009. However, the construction of • Student Union renovations Graham said the the new residential process, which hall in the Hart Lot • Construction of new residential takes about a year expected to begin hall in Hart Lot and a half, is on in June; and phase • Tiger Stadium expansion two of the office • Phase two of “Easy Streets” project track with a final report on the evaluof Parking, Traffic and Transportation’s Easy Streets ation expected at the end of the project, which will aim to make a month. The final bus evaluation report, more pedestrian- and bike-friendly based on the student survey, student campus. Major advancements on proj- forums, bus route ride-alongs and ects like Easy Streets II, the Tiger meetings between Solstice TransStadium expansion and additional portation Group, the Office of ParkUREC parking have been scheduled ing, Traffic and Transportation and around summer break to avoid in- other campus groups, will be preconveniencing students with traffic sented to the students in the fall to finalize what students want and the delays and detours. Phase I of the UREC redesign cost, Graham said. Graham said the Office of Parkand expansion project will begin shortly after May 15 and is set to be ing, Traffic and Transportation will completed by Nov. 1, according to work with the new Student GovernLSU Director of University Recre- ment administration when the evaluation comes back to determine what ation Laurie Braden. Phase I includes expanding the changes will be made. SG will discuss and vote on fields at River Road, going from the current three fields to an eight-field, changes to the student fee for buses, Graham said. multi-sport complex. After Phase I, work will begin over the summer to add 360 addiContact Gabrielle Braud at tional two-hour parking spaces for UREC visitors, which Braden said

including those in Student Government, were upset when the Transition Team was formed because no students, faculty or staff sit on the team. The team formed five subcommittees that include students, faculty and staff to specifically evaluate areas of the University. The Academic subcommittee focuses on campus innovation and collaboration, academic standards and academic programs and using technology to enhance education. Student members on the

Academic subcommittee voiced concerns about losing the value of their degrees and keeping resources at the flagship university. Members of the Finance and Revenue subcommittee and the Operations & Technology subcommittee split into six task forces — commercialization and technology transfer, streamlining, external affairs, administrative services, revenue generation and technology. The task forces have discu ssed consolidating email services

among campuses, privatizing areas of the University like housing, collaboration in research and scientists throughout the System, among other things. The Research and Discovery subcommittee is evaluating research projects and looking for collaboration opportunities. It is also looking to improve productivity. Contact McKenzie Womack at

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Atheist, LGBT groups see increased organized action AHA, Spectrum sponsor events Erin Hebert Contributing Writer

From the third annual Louisiana Queer Conference to the Bayou State’s first secular convention, the University’s LGBT and atheist students saw an increase in organized action within their communities on campus this semester. The University’s Atheists, Humanists and Agnostics club largely expanded its presence on campus by booking noteworthy guest speakers, including copresident of the Freedom from Religion Foundation Dan Barker, a former evangelical preacherturned-atheist. Barker aimed to disprove Jesus’ resurrection through analysis of the Bible in a discussion held Feb. 21 in Coates Hall. AHA’s most significant organized event this semester was Reason on the Bayou, Louisiana’s first official atheist conference. The conference saw more than 100 nonbelievers from across the South come together April 14 to discuss topics ranging from separation of church and state to LGBT rights. The University’s LGBT community also expanded their

outreach this semester through for this year’s Louisiana Queer events like the Louisiana Queer Conference. Gill discussed the Conference and TEDxLSU. importance of turning education Local LGBT activist and re- within the LGBT community into cent University graduate Tucker action at the end of a conference Barry was chosen to speak at filled with networking, workthe on-campus TEDxLSU event, shops and a panel of activists, all held March 9 at the Reilly The- involving LGBT issues. atre. The LGBT community’s seBarry’s TEDxLSU talk dis- mester of action at the Univercussed the power of amateurs in sity will culminate in the first creating change, a topic in which official Lavender Graduation the Equality Louiceremony, which ‘I can’t overestimate will be held at 1 siana and Louisiana Trans AdvoMay 14 in college kids and how p.m. cates co-founder the Royal Cotilimportant they have lion Ballroom of is well-versed as former president Student Union been to the statewide the of the Univerand is sponsored sity’s Spectrum by the Office of movement.’ organization. Multicultural AfTucker Barry In an interfairs. view leading up Chad Freelocal LGBT activist and recent to the TEDxLman, graduate University graduate SU event, Barry assistant for the stressed the importance of col- Office of Multicultural Affairs’ lege students in Louisiana’s LGBTQ Project and Safe Space LGBT community. Campaign, said although the “I can’t overestimate col- University’s Spectrum organizalege kids and how important they tion has held Lavender Graduahave been to the statewide move- tion ceremonies for its own memment,” Barry said. bers in the past, he felt it would Barry’s term as Spectrum be good for the Office of Multipresident coincided with the es- cultural Affairs to take Lavender tablishment of the Louisiana Graduation under its wing while Queer Conference, the third of continuing to partner with Specwhich was held at the University trum for the event. on March 23. Alison Gill, the government Contact Erin Hebert at affairs director for the Trevor Project, was the keynote speaker


SG presidential election overshadowed by controversy Candidates faced two elections Judah Robinson Senior Contributing Writer

Student Government saw a particularly volatile election cycle this semester — one filled with multiple complaints and University Court hearings as well as elections. Unite LSU’s John Woodard and Taylor Parks received more than 1,000 votes over Impact LSU’s T Graham S. Howell and Kaitlin Torké, but Impact LSU won the election March 13 by default because the election board disqualified the Unite LSU ticket for disputed campaign financial documents. The disqualification voided all of the other candidates on the Unite LSU ticket, who had won a majority of the open seats during

the first election. The UCourt heard a complaint filed against the SG Commissioner of Elections Aimeé Simon by Unite LSU’s adviser Joe Gipson on March 16. The complaint dealt with whether the election board had the right to revalue the Unite LSU’s financial documents, in which UCourt upheld the board’s decision to disqualify the ticket. The next day, the court heard a complaint filed against the election board by Kristina Lagasse, who prepared Unite LSU’s financial documents, which questioned whether the election board properly executed its right to revalue the documents. Following the hearing, the court ruled in Unite LSU’s favor. The election board’s decision was overturned and John Woodard and Taylor Parks, along with 56 other Unite LSU candidates, were reinstated as the winners of the spring 2013 elections.

Despite UCourt’s decision, any celebration by the Unite LSU ticket would turn out to be premature. On March 20, during the SG Senate meeting, it was announced by then-SG President Taylor Cox and Chief Justice Morgan Faulk that the election results were nullified and a second election would be held March 25. A second round of election results was announced March 26. In the second election, Woodard and Parks received 2,857 votes, or 62.7 percent, while Howell and Torké received 1,700 votes, or 37.3 percent. The election results were made official on April 17 when Woodard and Parks were both inaugurated in front of the University’s Memorial Tower.

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Food a hot topic in University reaches outreach agriculture circles goals, despite some lapses The current push to preserve Louisiana’s one-of-a-kind culture is conveniently coinciding with “farm Louisiana’s culinary culture is to table” and “buy local” phenomstrongly steeped in tradition — but ena, Besh said. Supporting agriculanother of the state’s traditions, ag- ture is an important way to protect riculture, is helpful in stirring up the state’s culture because when fresh ideas for food. This semester, farmers partner with the food inthe LSU AgCenter hosted events, dustry, they develop new commerce launched efforts and taught courses that fuels foodways and economies, that aim to both preserve old food he said. customs and nurture new ones. Keeping food close to the conAbout 25 percent of food prod- sumer has other benefits as well. ucts are less than two years old, ac- Horticulture instructor Bob Miracording to John Finley, director of bello said people have recently befood innovation at the AgCenter’s come more in touch with their food food business incubator, which will and where it comes from, creating a open in June. “Supermarket shelves growing interest in small-scale suscontinuously evolve,” so there is al- tainable agriculture. ways room for new ideas, he said. This trend benefits local econFinley said the incubator will omies in Louisiana because the provide startup food enterprises state’s commercial horticulture inwith business plans as well as ac- dustry declined when states such cess to production facilities and a as California grew their production, demonstration kitchen. Mirabello said. Gaye Sandoz, the incubator’s Even so, many communities coordinator, said more and more cannot economically support supernew businesses today are food- and markets that provide fresh, healthy beverage-related , foods. The result so teaching tenants ‘If we don’t hang on to is food deserts, or how to market their low-income pockall these great things ets that are more own goods will be a priority at the in- that we have and we’re than a mile away cubator, which will from the nearest be only the second not responsible with it, grocery store. of its kind in Loui- it will simply just erode More than siana. 75,000 East Baton away....’ The incubator Rouge Parish resiwill help grow new dents live in a food John Besh food ideas, but it desert, according will also be a valu- New Orleans chef and restaurateur to a commission able resource for launched in Febfamilies and restaurants looking to ruary that is led by local business, commercialize their signature reci- academic, research, policy and nonpes, Sandoz said. profit interests. The commission Although it is important to strives to expand access to wholekeep culinary traditions alive, res- some foods, according to College of taurants must be willing to evolve Agriculture Dean Kenneth Koonce. as well, said Dickie Brennan, owner Koonce, who is one of the comof Dickie Brennan and Company, mission’s 13 members, said food at the 2013 Louisiana Food Pro- desert residents are not completely cessors Conference held March 14. without food because they usually Restaurants that resist making some have access to small convenience changes may as well be museums, stores. However, there is a tradeoff Brennan said, which leaves them of affordable prices for foods that open to becoming irrelevant and are usually processed and less nuendangers the future of unique food tritious — a problem because these cultures like Louisiana’s. foods worsen already-high obesity New Orleans chef and res- rates, he said. taurateur John Besh, who was the One main issue the commiskeynote speaker at the same confer- sion is studying is how to get suence, said many of Louisiana’s tra- permarkets to locate in areas such ditions are inseparable from food. as food deserts where they have Besh said Hurricane Katrina in not been successful before, Koonce 2005 opened his eyes to how quick- said. Developing a business strucly a culture could be damaged, per- ture in these areas is essential for a suading him to be aggressive about permanent solution to the food desmaintaining Louisiana traditions ert problem, he said. such as eating red beans and rice on Koonce said residents of East Mondays. Baton Rouge Parish, even those Besh said without such cus- who do not live in food deserts, toms, he fears there would not be should take interest in the issue. much reason to live in Louisiana. Agriculture is key to finding solu“If we don’t hang on to all tions, he said. these great things that we have and “It’s not just about growing the we’re not responsible with it, it will food — it’s about processing the simply just erode away, and we will food, making it as healthy as possisimply become just any old state on ble and getting it to the consumer,” the coast — without a great beach,” Koonce said. he said. Luckily, people are increasContact Olivia McClure at ingly interested in preserving Louisiana’s uniqueness, Besh said. Olivia McClure

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The spring semester started with confirmation that Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity had been officially dismissed from campus until Jan. 1, 2015. Allegations began to swirl last November that SAE members were not acting in accordance with their creed “The true gentleman,” confirmed to be true in a report by The Daily Reveille last month. “The way in which SAE was orienting new members was not in line with the with the principle of SAE: The True Gentleman. ... The same behavior violates the University hazing policy,” said Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students K.C. White. However, the dismissal of SAE did not shake the Greek community’s nobler efforts as it reached a milestone in philanthropic efforts. In the eight years of partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Baton Rouge, the Greek community reached the $1 million mark of money raised for the charity, according to Greek Board of Directors President and Tri Delta member Sarah Lichterman. The Greeks were not the only on-campus organizations with major announcements in community outreach, as the African-American Cultural Center expansion project commenced this year, as the decision to expand has been in talks for

The Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity was dismissed from campus until 2015 after allegations that it violated behavioral policies.


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many years. The Cultural Center will feature a new library and student lounge, as well as a multi-purpose meeting space and office space. “The old Cultural Center was a space student organizations would use for their own programs and meetings. We hope that will come back,” said Director at the Office of Multicultural Affairs Chaunda Allen. The AACC held a ribbon-cutting ceremony May 3. Along with an expanding African-American Cultural Center, the University has implemented diversity initiatives that have contributed to a spike in enrollment among African-American students at 10.6 percent, the highest since the University began keeping

record in 1975. Vice Provost of Equity, Diversity and Community Outreach Katrice Albert said there is no magic bullet to pinpoint which specific diversity initiative has helped to boost the numbers of AfricanAmericans enrolled at the University, but the increase can be attributed to the sum of these efforts. While there was a spike in the African-American student population, African-American faculty has remained stagnant with an average of 52 out of 1,552 total faculty between fall 1997 to fall 2011, according to the Office of Budget and Planning. Contact Camille Stelly at

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Downtown Grocery holds grand opening

Bold art on the walls of Harrington’s Cafe bring color to an overcast day Feb. 6 in downtown Baton Rouge. The art was created by Joseph Konert for the BR Walls Project. Many new businesses arrived downtown this year to take advantage of its location and history.

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to have fun and enjoy the culture of south Louisiana.” While downtown Baton Rouge has seen its fair share of new businesses, numerous festivals and events have Jonathan Olivier also been held in the area on Staff Writer virtually every weekend of the Downtown Grocery is the semester. The Blues Festival was held newest business to call the downtown area home and will hold a downtown April 13 and featured grand opening Monday, joining many renowned blues musicians playing for the ranks of other a crowd of more new businesses ‘Our clients have than 10,000 peoin a thriving and enjoyed visiting the ple. growing section The festiof Baton Rouge. new space. We’re val served to The groBacery store on the hoping that is going to reconnect corner of Third give our company more ton Rouge with its rich swamp Street and Florida Boulevard visibility, which will blues history, said memis the first of in turn help us get new emeritus ber of the Baits kind for downtown Ba- business in the future.’ ton Rouge Blues Foundation Maxton Rouge and Matt Dardenne ine Crump. will offer cusRed Six Media founder The festival tomers items acts as an outlet like milk, bread, beer, hygiene products and lunch for people to connect and now preserve the history of swamp options. Throughout the semester, blues in Baton Rouge, and it’s downtown Baton Rouge has wel- something the city should be comed many new businesses, proud of, said Festival Chair such as Red Six Media, which Chris Brooks. The Downtown Developmoved downtown in March. The company is run by ment District has also worked three University alumni — Matt this semester on several projects Dardenne, Kristen Morrison and that will improve the quality of Joe Martin – who spent three- life for people who wish to move and-a-half years at the Louisiana to the area. The DDD held public agenBusiness and Technology Center da meetings at the beginning at the University. The company specializes in of March to gain public input “video production, graphic de- for the Downtown Greenway sign [and] all the traditional and that is currently in the design non-traditional media produc- phase. “[The Greenway] is an tion,” Dardenne said. “It’s exciting; we love this opportunity to pull all differnew office space,” he said in ent segments and facets of the March. “It’s in the middle of community together because a downtown, we love being here. lot of different types of people Our clients have enjoyed visit- [will] like to use it,” said DDD ing the new space. We’re hoping executive director Davis Rhorer that is going to give our company in March. The greenway will also more visibility, which will in turn help us get new business in the connect with a levee bike path that is part of the Riverfront future.” master plan. The Blues ‘That’s what we’re The master plan Room also also involves opened downtrying to do, give increased access town this semesto the levee from ter, offering [people] a place to Boulepatrons live and have fun and enjoy Florida vard and exterauthentic blues music since early the culture of south nal changes to the outside February. The Louisiana.’ of the Louisiana venue is located Art and Science directly across Billy Stevens Museum, he said. the street from the The Blues Room owner Rhorer said downtown Hilton he wants the new revitalization on Lafayette Street. The Blues Room’s owner, projects to enliven the downtown Billy Stevens, said he was look- area and attract new people to the ing for a niche in Baton Rouge area. “We want a lot more to that would fit the downtown happen down here,” he said area. “Baton Rouge has a great in January. culture of blues [and] people in south Louisiana have a great culture of having fun,” Stevens told The Daily Reveille in Contact Jonathan Olivier at February. “That’s what we’re trying to do, give [people] a place

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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal speaks Friday during the leadership forum at the National Rifle Association’s annual convention in Houston.

Jindal tax reform receives feedback Fernanda Zamudio-Suarez Staff Writer

Gov. Bobby Jindal’s plan to eliminate personal and income taxes and pay for the cuts with a higher sales tax has been shut down this legislative session. Jindal first communicated his ideas for reform Jan. 10, by tweeting, “We should eliminate all personal corporate income taxes in a revenue neutral way and keep sales tax low and flat.” His reform plan included removing state income and corporate taxes and raising the sales tax by 47 percent to 5.88 percent. The plan also included a rebate for retirees and middle and low income residents, and it would eliminate about 200 tax exemptions. According to The Wall Street Journal, several states have picked up on the income tax elimination trend, including Kansas, Oklahoma and North Carolina. Jindal outlined that certain necessary services such as education, construction, healthcare, legal services and oil and gas services would be exempt from the raised sales tax. Jindal’s tax reform plan also included raising cigarette taxes, but he said he would veto any increase in state tax revenue if the taxes were not offset by another cost. “Broadening the state sales tax base and raising the state rate to 5.88 percent. . .which will result in about $2.1 billion in revenue,” Jindal said in a news release. James A. Richardson, economics professor and director of

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the Public Administration Institute, said Jindal’s basic intent was to expand the base by taxing things not currently taxed. “You wouldn’t have an income tax, but if you went out to buy beer or pizza you’d have a higher sales tax on it,” Richardson said. “If your income isn’t as big, you wouldn’t gain much but you’d have to pay more sales tax.” Associate political science professor Belinda C. Davis explained Jindal’s plan for redistributing the money. The governor stated the plan would be “revenue neutral” because he did not want to raise money through taxes as it goes against the Republican political ideology of shrinking government, she said. Davis said low-income families and college students would see prices increase for products, but their incomes would not change. Political science senior Alex Braud said Jindal’s tax reform is “a step toward much more voluntary payment of taxing.” Braud said the plan gives citizens a better opportunity to save money. It will let citizens see how much they make and then decide how much they are willing to pay for different items, he said. Since Jindal’s announcement, the business lobby strongly opposed the plan, and according to the Associated Press, the bill has become stagnant for the session. Contact Fernanda Zamudio-Suarez at

“Within the last year, cyberFeduccia said the common crime in this area has exploded red flags of a fake job post are: through the roof,” Feduccia said. anyone asking for money, receiv“Identity theft is popular, and ac- ing a check before being hired, cess to student résumés is one emails from a non-company way to steal an identity.” email account (e.g., Gmail), emNic Cotten She said Caployers asking for Staff Writer ‘Anytime something Social Security or reers2Geaux has If a job posted online seems one fake job atinformation looks too good to be true, bank so great it might as well be a tempt go online and a high salsteal, then it is probably trying to every three to ary for a position it probably is.’ steal from you. four months, but that requires few As technology improves, they are usually skills. Capt. Cory Lalonde criminals resort to online scams discovered and LSU Police Department spokesman There is a and frauds, and one common ex- deleted by the pamphlet on the ample is fraudulent job postings, staff. Career Services website about according to LSU Police DepartLalonde said when LSUPD fraudulent and scam job postment Spokesman Capt. Cory is called about a fraudulent job ings that Feduccia said all stuLalonde. post, it investigates it like a nor- dents should read to inform Director of Career Services mal crime. He said the posts are themselves about the dangers of Mary Feducusually from a scammers. ‘Identity theft is cia said there’s a source outside of “We devote attention to proprocess to filter the United States, tect students and provide job popular, and access therefore it falls opportunities,” through every Feduccia said. to student résumés is out of LSUPD’s “Bring in any concerns for Career job posted on Careers2Geaux, and Services to look into.” one way to steal an jurisdiction but some fake they forward it Lalonde said depending on posts still slip to Internet Crime the circumstances, posting a fake identity.’ through. Complaint Center, job could be a misdemeanor or a Last semesa website from the felony. Mary Feduccia ter, a University FBI and the NaThe amount of money stodirector of Career Services student was asked tional White Col- len and how the personal into send $1,500 to invest in an ap- lar Crime Center. formation was used determines parent job opportunity posted on “Anytime something looks the severity of the crime, and Careers2Geaux and complied. too good to be true, it probably Lalonde said the smaller crimes The company never reimbursed is,” Lalonde said. “Awareness is often branch off into serious the student or made contact the No. 1 defense. People need felonies. again. Feduccia said the investi- to be vigilant and very caregation is still underway, and Ca- ful about what solicitation they Contact Nic Cotten at reer Services has helped the stu- respond to, and should report it in dent find a legitimate job. a timely manner.”


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LSU men’s basketball head coach Johnny Jones argues with a referee March 9 during the Tigers’ 67-81 loss to Ole Miss in the PMAC.

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LSU junior forward Theresa Plaisance (55) dribbles around a Penn State defender March 26 during the Lady Tigers’ 71-66 win against the Nittany Lions in the PMAC.

Overachieving Lady Tigers make mark on program

Tyler Nunez Sports Writer

The LSU women’s basketball team had a season that exceeded expectations, as the Lady Tigers finished with an inspired Sweet 16 run in March, their first since 2008. Undeterred by a slow start in Southeastern Conference play and short-handed roster, LSU (22-12, 10-6 SEC) finished the regular season on a six-game tear in which it defeated three top-15 teams. “There was a period during

LSU sophomore pitcher Aaron Nola (10) pitches April 26 during the Tigers’ 5-2 victory against South Carolina at Alex Box Stadium. The Tigers have gone on to garner a 43-6 record and are in a prime position looking to enter into postseason play.


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this season where we could have tanked,” said LSU coach Nikki Caldwell in March. “They stayed the course. They matured. They grew together.” Despite an early exit in the SEC Tournament, the Lady Tigers grabbed a No. 6 seed in the NCAA Tournament because of their success down the stretch. LSU survived a first-round scare by edging out 11th-seeded Green Bay and advancing to the Sweet 16 after upsetting No. 3 seed Penn State with a roster of just

seven players in front of a home crowd at the PMAC. “I’m extremely proud of this team,” Caldwell said in a March news release. “We have battled, and we have hit adversity, and we have been challenged. These young ladies came together and decided to fight fight for one another, and they put LSU back on the map as a dominant program.” That was the end of the road for the Lady Tigers, as they were ousted SWEET 16, see page 19

Jones lays groundwork in first year as head coach Marcus Rodrigue Sports Contributor

Qualifying for a postseason tournament is the conventional validation for a college basketball team, but coach Johnny Jones and the LSU men’s squad would beg to differ. In the first year at the helm of his alma mater, Jones led the Tigers to a 19-12 record and a .500 mark in Southeastern Conference

play. The Tigers were a streaky and resilient bunch with a penchant for making late-game comebacks behind Jones’ up-tempo style. Though the Tigers were not awarded a bid to a major postseason tournament, they laid the groundwork for future teams under Jones’ direction. “I’m really proud of our guys and the type of season that they JONES, see page 14


LSU in prime postseason position Chandler Rome Sports Writer

For a moment in early April, the LSU baseball team appeared infallible. After bludgeoning the thenNo. 7 Kentucky Wildcats in Alex Box Stadium by a combined three-game score of 31-6, the Tigers (43-6, 19-5 Southeastern Conference) were off to a 30-2 record – their best start in program history. Since then, the bats have cooled and the defense has proven vulnerable, but the results have stayed consistent for coach Paul Mainieri’s bunch, which

finds itself a full three-and-a-half games ahead of Arkansas for the SEC West crown. Even after dropping their first series of the season to South Carolina on April 28 among a myriad of defensive misplays and offensive lulls, the Tigers stayed grounded as many of their goals still remained fully in reach. “Our record is still stellar and we’re in a good position,” Mainieri said after the Sunday loss to the Gamecocks. “We can’t hang our head and pout and feel sorry for ourselves. We just have to get back to playing good baseball.” The heart of the Tiger order

has paced the offense all season as freshman Alex Bregman, seniors Raph Rhymes and Mason Katz and junior Christian Ibarra boast the highest four batting averages on the team while hitting three through six in the lineup. Bregman, a heralded Albuquerque, N.M., product, had big shoes to fill at shortstop to replace Austin Nola, but has performed admirably with his ranging defensive plays and confident demeanor out of the three-hole in the batting order. “If we have a one-run game BASEBALL, see page 14

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Officers search Evangeline Hall on Sept. 17, 2012 after a bomb scare.



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This photo shows bomb suspect William Bouvay Jr.'s house in Baton Rouge. Bouvay THE DAILY REVEILLE ARCHIVES [inset] pleaded guilty April 15 to the charges of communicating false information for LSU students, faculty and staff evacuate campus Sept. 17, 2012 after a bomb scare. a planned bombing on school property. His sentencing is scheduled for June 28.

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[Left] LSU senior wide receiver Russell Shepard (10) walks to the locker room Dec. 31, 2012, following LSU’s 24-25 loss to Clemson in the Chick-fil-A Bowl in Atlanta, Ga. [Above] LSU sophomore wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) makes a leaping catch to score a touchdown Nov. 23, 2012, during the Tigers’ 20-13 win against Arkansas in Fayetteville.

[Left] A Baton Rouge fire department paramedic assists Jinjuta Jirawatjunya, international student from Thailand and food science master's student, after she was struck by a car Oct. 10, 2012, on the corner of Nicholson and South Stadium drives. [Right] A student lies on the ground Oct. 17, 2012, in front of the Music and Dramatic Arts Building. The student was skateboarding across a crosswalk when a large white SUV struck him.

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[Left] Taylor Parks (left) and John Woodard (right) celebrate March 13 after they received the most votes in the Student Government election. However, their campaign, Unite LSU, was disqualified pending a University Court appeal decision [above]. After confirming, then overturning, the disqualification, Woodard and Parks were named the SG president and vice president March 26 after a second election.

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g. 29, 2012. Hurricane Isaac canceled classes, even y the time it made landfall.




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[Left] Yelawolf rapped one song April 14 before leaving the Groovin’ on the Grounds stage at the Parade Ground. [Above]Headliner Lupe Fiasco sings while holding a flag brought to the show by an audience member during his Groovin’ on the Grounds set.

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John Mayer plays April 26 and Magary Lord of Bahia-Brazil performs April 27 during the first weekend of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on the Fair Grounds Race Course. This year’s fest featured acts such as Billy Joel, Maroon 5, Frank Ocean, Phoenix, Fleetwood Mac and more.

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Hill suspension acts as sour end to productive offseason Tigers rebuild following departures

Tyler Nunez Sports Writer

After a productive spring full of personnel changes and offensive scheme adjustments, the LSU football team had its semester end on a sour note when coach Les Miles announced the indefinite suspension of sophomore running back Jeremy Hill. The suspension was announced after Hill, 20, was arrested and charged with simple battery after an incident in which he and recently named suspect Robert Bayardo allegedly struck another man outside of Reggie’s Bar near campus. This incident came off the heels of Hill’s 103-yard performance in LSU’s Spring Game, in which the Tigers showcased their offense under new offensive coordinator Cam Cameron. Miles introduced Cameron as LSU’s fourth offensive coordinator in four years in February. Miles said he believes the hire

will lead to improvement on offense. “We’ve been pretty good,” Miles said in February. “With that being said, good is not good enough. We want to be a great team.” Based on reactions from players, the most noticeable difference since the hiring of Cameron was an accelerated pace during practice. Cameron also had his receivers and backs do a number of drills in hopes of developing more consistency catching the ball. “When Coach Cameron came in, he put us in different positions to catch the football — positions that you would be in during a game,” said junior wide receiver Jarvis Landry in March. “That is going to help us tremendously this year.” Senior quarterback Zach Mettenberger’s development was a popular topic of discussion throughout the offseason. “Figuring out what [Mettenberger] likes most is one of the first things we are doing in this system,” Cameron said in February. “We are going to test every

limit he has and see all he can do. We are just building on what we are doing.” Whether or not Cameron’s experience in developing quarterbacks will translate into better numbers from Mettenberger is still yet to be seen. Mettenberger had a slow start in the spring game, but finished the game 12-for-19 for 236 yards and two touchdowns. Early-enrollee freshman quarterback Anthony Jennings may have worked his way into the No. 2 spot behind Mettenberger after impressive showings throughout spring practice. Jennings threw 8-for-21 for 98 yards and accumulated 31 rushing yards on seven carries against a defense comprised primarily of LSU starters in the Spring Game. LSU’s defense took the brunt of the impact made by the 11 Tigers who departed early for the 2013 NFL Draft, especially in the trenches. The Tigers face the daunting task of replacing four defensive linemen from last season. The 2013 edition of LSU’s defensive line will be

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Sophomore running back Jeremy Hill sprints down the field April 20 during the White squad’s 37-0 victory against the Purple squad at the Spring Game in Tiger Stadium. Hill was indefinitely suspended April 29.

led in the middle by junior defensive tackles Ego Ferguson and Anthony “Freak” Johnson. This duo, who combined for a total of 44 tackles and three sacks in 13 games in 2012, has developed a strong relationship both on and off the field, and said it hopes to prove skeptics wrong next season. “I hear everybody saying

that we are not going to be a defensive line this year, and that motivates me a lot,” Ferguson said in April. “I feel like a lot of people are doubting us because we are young and lost a lot of people. I understand that. We are just trying to prove them wrong.” Contact Tyler Nunez at

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Tigers set records, prepare for SECs

Bria Turner Sports Contributor

LSU’s track and field team spent its 2013 season setting personal records, breaking school records and sitting atop the rankings. Senior sprinter Kimberlyn Duncan made history at the 2013 NCAA Indoor Championship meet where the women finished third and the men 15th. She was the first sprinter, man or woman, in collegiate history to win three straight NCAA indoor titles in the 200-meter race. “To make history, I’m just so blessed to be able to do that,” Duncan said in a news release. Duncan is on the 2013 Bowerman Award watch list for the month of May. At the 2013 Indoor LSU Twilight meet, junior thrower Denise Hinton broke her own record in the indoor weight throw on her last attempt. Hinton was three centimeters away from owning the Maddox Field House record. During the outdoor season, LSU’s women broke four outdoor records: Junior Natoya Goule in the 800-meter run at the Alumni Gold Meet, sophomore Tori Bliss in the shot put at the Battle on the Bayou, the 4x800 relay team at the Penn Relays and senior Laura Carleton in the 5,000 meters. Bliss broke a 19-year-old school record by simply changing her technique from a gliding throw to a rotational one. “I had a breakthrough week at practice,” Bliss said. “I had a good feeling. … Just having confidence knowing I’m getting better with all the drills and repetitions that we’re doing helped.” LSU track and field won nine honors so far this season, with Goule and Duncan claiming seven of the nine. Goule and Duncan named Southeastern Conference Women’s Runner of the Week three and four times this season, respectively. The teams finished competition at the Penn Relays on April 27, and the women’s team continued a 23year streak of winning at least one relay title at the meet. The track and field teams have two weeks off before the Southeastern Conference Outdoor Championships on May 9. Shaver said now that the regular season meets are over, the focus has shifted to his athletes. “We’re looking forward to the next two weeks of preparation as we get ready for the most important part of our season,” he said. “I know our athletes are most focused on what is to come in the championship season. That’s what our program is most known for.” Contact Bria Turner at

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LSU brings in strong 2013 Men’s Tennis: Tigers pull off Women’s Tennis: class, sets the stage for multiple upsets, struggle to First-year staff injects 2014 recruiting class. find consistency. energy into program. Softball finds offense, looks for Swimming and diving seniors another Women’s College World perform well at NCAAs; Weil wins Series appearance. SEC Freshman of the Year.

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Tigers reach first Super Six since 2009

Mike Gegenheimer Sports Contributor

LSU gymnastics coach D-D Breaux pushed her team to its limit in 2013 — a 1,830-mile limit, to be exact. The No. 5 Tiger gymnastics team’s season ended on the sport’s biggest stage at the collegiate level when it traveled to Los Angeles for the Division I National Championships. LSU scored its seventh-highest point total of the season at the UCLA Pauley Pavilion with a 197.050, which was good enough for a fifth-place finish in the Super Six competition. “Although we didn’t have any mistakes tonight, we didn’t compete with the same confidence,” Breaux said in a radio interview after the Super Six competition. “[Friday] night, it was all about that ‘reckless abandon’ feeling. … We got here, and I think these kids were ready to compete well, and they gave it all they had.” The Tigers reached a bit of a hot streak toward the end of the season with four out of their final five competitions breaking the 197-point mark. LSU topped out on the scoreboard in the Southeastern Conference championships with a 197.700, which put it at a third-place finish behind then-defending national champions Alabama and eventual 2013 national champions Florida.

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had,” Jones said in March. “From start to finish, they gave a tremendous effort. Something, as a coach, that you look for from your team is how hard they’re playing and buying in and the passion that they have an opportunity to play with.” LSU started the season with a 9-2 nonconference record featuring a raucous crowd cheering on a come-from-behind home win against Seton Hall. The Tigers displayed their never-say-die attitude at Marquette, where they rallied back from a 21-point deficit, but eventually fell 84-80. The Tigers entered the revamped 18-game SEC docket looking to improve on their 7-9 league record from 2012, but they struggled coming out of the gates. The team dropped its first four conference games, and three of the defeats came against teams that finished in the bottom half of the SEC. But the Tigers heated up after finally notching their first conference win against Texas A&M, winning six out of eight contests. The streak included a 73-70 upset of then-No. 17 Missouri in Baton Rouge, which many viewed as the first signature win of the Jones era. While LSU was enjoying success as a team, sophomore guard Anthony Hickey spent the majority of the season as the national steals leader, and sophomore forward Johnny O’Bryant III emerged as a

Despite LSU’s inability to clinch its first-ever national title, sophomore Rheagan Courville vaulted her way to the team’s first individual title in four seasons. Courville was the backbone of the Tiger squad, producing All-American honors in vault and floor as well as the all-around competition in which she finished the regular season as the No. 7 gymnast in the country. “It’s such an honor to join such successful athletes from LSU,” Courville said in a news release after the national championship meet. “It’s all about pride in your school, and I am so excited that half our vaulting lineup was in vault finals. It says so much about our team and coaches.” Courville scored the team’s fourth perfect score of the 2013 campaign at the SEC championships when she posted the elusive 10.0 on the vault. Junior Sarie Morrison and sophomore Lloimincia Hall were the other two gymnasts to score perfectly during the season. Morrison’s top score came in the vault competition against Arkansas, while Hall is the only 2013 Tiger to accomplish the feat twice when her crowd-favorite floor routine earned her the 10.0 against Missouri and in the regular season finale against Alabama. Morrison may have made more of an impact this season if it weren’t for her history of injuries plaguing the gymnast powerful post presence. O’Bryant poured in 30 points in LSU’s Feb. 14 victory against South Carolina, and he racked up 15 doubledoubles en route to a First Team All-SEC selection by the league’s coaches. Senior guard Charles Carmouche led the Tigers through the last leg of the season, eclipsing the 20-point mark five times in the final nine games. Carmouche led the way in LSU’s 97-94 triple overtime win against Alabama in which the Tigers overcame a 10-point deficit in the final threeand-a-half minutes of regulation. LSU earned the No. 9 seed in the SEC Tournament and beat No. 8 seed Georgia in the second round before getting dismantled by top-seeded Florida in the quarterfinals. When LSU’s name wasn’t called by either the NCAA Tournament or the National Invitation Tournament selection committees, Jones quickly decided to forgo competing in any other postseason tournaments, such as the College Basketball Invitational. “The NCAA and the NIT are two big and competitive tournaments that are out there,” Jones said. “I think it really depends on the makeup of your team and what you’re trying to get accomplished at that time. … The way that this team is made up, if it wasn’t one of those two, it probably wouldn’t be beneficial to keep trying to move forward just to be in

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LSU sophomore all-around Rheagan Courville leaps off the balance beam Feb. 15 during the Tigers’ win against the Arkansas Razorbacks in the PMAC.

throughout the season. The Dallas native made a comeback in 2013 from a sophomore season hampered by nagging ankle injuries. “Everyone kept telling me, ‘You’re never going to be able to vault or do floor again because you’ve had so many ankle injuries,’” Morrison said in a January interview. “I thought ‘No, I’m going to prove them wrong, and I’m going to come back and do the events that I love to do or I

wouldn’t have gone through all that to begin with.’” Breaux held Morrison out of away meet vault competitions for the majority of the season, but still allowed her to compete in her best event — the uneven bars — where she finished the season as the No. 8 gymnast in the nation.

postseason play.” Jones also hauled in a consensus top-10 recruiting class highlighted by five-star forward Jarrell Martin. The first-year coach continued to beef up his front court by signing Australian seven-footer Darcy Malone and junior college transfer center John Odo. O’Bryant made a splash of his own by calling a news conference about a month after the season ended to announce his return to the team for his junior season.

The sophomore forward made his announcement amid speculation he would declare for the NBA Draft. “My family and I just thought it was the best decision for me to stay,” O’Bryant said. “We will have a great team next year. I will have better opportunities to grow as a player, so we decided to stay.”

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BASEBALL, from page 9 or a tie game in the ninth inning, I want the ball hit to [Bregman],” Mainieri said after the April 27 loss to South Carolina. “He’s played great all year for us.” Rhymes and Katz have carried their torrid pace from 2012 into this season with Katz leading the team in home runs and RBIs. Last season’s SEC Player of the Year, Rhymes has struggled to match his flirtation with .500 he had last season, but has come around as of late after flip-flopping spots with Katz in the batting order and settling down in the batters box. “I kind of felt like I was rushing things, mechanically wise at the plate,” Rhymes said in April. “I kind of simplified things, put the bat on my shoulder and was a little more relaxed.” On the mound, sophomore righty Aaron Nola etched his name in LSU lore through a stretch where the Catholic High product threw four straight complete-game victories against Arkansas, Alabama, South Carolina and Florida. Nola’s minuscule 1.92 ERA and unblemished 9-0 record are accompanied by a 9313 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a .187 batting average against him. With junior Ryan Eades trucking along at a 8-1 record, sophomore southpaw Cody Glenn has assumed the third starter role on the back end of the rotation, highlighted by his gritty performance in the series opener against Florida. Glenn fired six-and-twothirds innings, allowing only one earned run and fanning six as the Tigers prevailed 3-2 on an eighth inning sacrifice fly. “I’m pitching with a lot of confidence right now, and whenever Coach [Mainieri] gives me the ball, I’m going to show him what I’ve got,” Glenn said. Contact Chandler Rome at; Twitter: @Rome_TDR

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American South

The Mississippi River and the American South was a marriage derived from fate


Tough, intelligent and bold men have toiled and wrangled with its might. Some have invested pockets as deep as canyons into it, some have dismally drowned in its muddy darkness, while some have amassed empires and built their Greek Revival castles to overlook its mysterious tide. The Mississippi River has been said to exert mystical powers over man, with the ability to create its own destiny and destroy anything or anyone who dare challenge its prowess. To call it coincidence that the Mississippi River and the American South are so synonymous in consideration is a fallacy — it was a marriage derived from fate. Mark Twain’s Mississippi writings — “Tom Sawyer,” “Life on the Mississippi,” “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” and “Pudd’nhead Wilson” — portrayed the lazy but adventurous South so many of us have grown to love in satire so strong and crude that we oftentimes forget he was referring to us. A major theme of Twain’s stories and throughout the history of the South is double-sidedness, or irony

and contradiction. And when we conceptualize the Great River, it is a dynamic geographical feature that holds in store an antonym for each aspect it produces. Seen foremost in the slaves’ eyes as the road to hell, it was the main street for being sold farther south and farther away from the lines of freedom. But the river was just as well a lifeline, a route for escape in many instances. In circumstances of industry the giant has brought unfathomable amounts of commerce to its regions and to the nation, but its strong currents have also left men bankrupt. As a mere geographical feature, aesthetically it is as peaceful as a child’s distant laughter. Nothing so describes a sweet springtime afternoon as the banks of a slow moving river. However, as in the Great Flood of 1927, when the winters are hard and April is wet, that peaceful current can suffocate millions of developed acres and destroy all goodness on its bordering lands. These blaring contradictions of the Mississippi River are as well within old Southern society, a society that still permeates today’s culture. Like a slave owner commending himself for sparing a slave the horrors of being sold south — when that same man endorsed perhaps the greatest crime against humanity,

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Barges power their way up the Mississippi River on Friday in St. Louis.

slavery — the Mississippi bestows upon its delta beautifully rich soil for an abundant harvest, and then can so ruthlessly, in tidal wave fashion, rip away the fruits of a potential harvest. The River’s gentle eddies can be as deceiving as the plantation owner’s hospitality and as bitter as the illiterate white sharecropper, engulfing its own shores while hiding islands and snagged trees waiting to stab passing riverboats. It has a god-like grip on the South, like the overseer to a slave. Just as he who feedeth the slave may taketh his plate, the Great River has so fed the fertile soil of the South,

provided so much industry and wealth, but in the same breath taken its life. Discrimination seemed instilled in the River’s governance — the muddy water was most cruel to the black man. Having birthed New Orleans, the antebellum Mecca of cotton and slave trade in one of its Louisiana crescents, it supported the economy that depended on the shoulders of black slaves. From its inception, the Great River pushed to mold moist soil to be tilled by laboring black hands. The current, so deep and strong and forever running home to the South, beholds a sort of

social gravity separate from Earth’s magnetic pull. I descend from such old southern heritage, one that upholds tradition and respect for those who have gone before me. I have grappled with what principles the Old South stood for and the problems my South still seeks to eradicate. There are many stories our land could tell that would not bear much pride, but there are equally as many triumphs worth telling. Our contradicting South has been to hell and back. Although those above us may look down across the Mason-Dixon thumbing their noses at our apparent illiteracy and poverty, at our seemingly delusional sense of nostalgia, we still maintain a familial connection between us, a connection with our spirit that is one of a kind. Our delta history is intertwined with this godfather of waters. Just as we mustn’t forget what the Great River can accomplish by its own will, we mustn’t forget the treachery of our past. Nevertheless, we should never loose pride in our South. Chris Ortte is 22-year-old political science senior from Lafayette, La.

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The Reveille continues to grow and f lourish FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK ANDREA GALLO Editor in Chief When I became the editor of The Daily Reveille, I certainly never expected to sleep in the newsroom during a hurricane, cover a bomb threat or sue the University, but all of these things and the day-to-day events in between have culminated into an amazing year for the paper. The Society of Professional Journalists recently named The Daily Reveille the best daily college newspaper in America, and the work we’ve done this past year demonstrates why. Shortly into the fall semester, we moved to a new website

platform that gave us to capability to push our “digital first” mindset, while news and sports coverage were outstanding across each platform. We’ve had hard-hitting news coverage of everything from a student being accused of attempted murder to a truck rolling over a student in the Quad; entertainment features encompassing Jazz Fest, Buku, Voodoo and many more festivals; along with sports coverage of the never-ending Tyrann Mathieu saga, Johnny Jones’ first year coaching men’s basketball and the baseball team’s impressive season thus far. And then there’s all of our interactive online features like videos, blogs and our revamped interactive salary database where our readers have been able to see how much money their professors earn.

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in chief. I’ve learned how to manage a staff of about 100 people, I’ve had my eyes opened to the legal system and I’ve seen the importance of the work that The Daily Reveille does. As the Reveille strives to exert a leadership role on campus, I always seem to gravitate toward a mantra we repeated again and again in my Lafayette High School leadership classes. Though I hate platitudes, “to lead is to serve” is a pretty great one. My term as editor in chief has come to a close, and while I’m sad to be leaving such an amazing position, I know that The Daily Reveille will continue to serve LSU by upholding the highest standards of quality journalism and by acting as watchdogs in the LSU community. It’s not the newspaper’s job to make everyone happy to or make everyone

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look good — our job is to present the facts and inform our readers, and I’m proud to say that’s what we’ve done this past year. I hope we’ve produced an enjoyable product because we certainly had a blast making it. Be sure to stay up to date with The Daily Reveille over the summer, when our print edition will come out twice a week and and our app will stay updated. As always, send us your input. We want to hear from the community we serve. Andrea Gallo is a 21-year-old mass communication junior from Lafayette, La. Contact Andrea Gallo at; Twitter: @aegallo

Quote of the Day

“Here, as so often in this world, persistence is the first and most important requirement for success.”

Adolf Hitler German dictator and leader of Nazi party April 20, 1889 — April 30, 1945

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LSU’s administration is corrupt, but it’ll be OK THE C-SECTION CHRIS GRILLOT Opinion Editor I began writing columns for The Daily Reveille in the fall of 2010, right when budget cuts seemed to rise to their notorious fame. Before I began writing, I knew the University’s backbone — the men and women who run the flagship — was screwed up just as bad as most Louisiana public entities. But I didn’t realize how deep the corruption went until I began researching for stories. As time went on, I covered LSU’s administration. I sat through numerous vapid meetings, listening to the LSU Board of Supervisors — a group of wealthy white guys and one black woman — “debate” on how to direct the University. I witnessed them approve the University’s reorganization and saw them vote to merge the chancellor and system president position without public input, a move the Board was forced to repeat after complaints were filed. Earlier this semester, I investigated a series of appointments written by former System President John Lombardi and former System General Counsel Ray Lamonica, which favored their friends by giving them a year’s notice before they could be fired. I also realized how the top dogs hook themselves up too. For example, Lombardi’s

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The Board of Supervisors is granted the authority and responsibility to “supervise and manage the institutions, statewide agricultural programs, and other programs administered through its system,” according to the Louisiana Constitution.

contract contained a clause saying if he was fired, he would still make about a quarter million dollars as a tenured history professor. And most recently, I watched Reveille Editor in Chief Andrea Gallo sue the University after

the Board of Supervisors refused to reveal candidate names for the system president/chancellor merger. She lost after LSU attorney Jimmy Faircloth made the ridiculous argument that only one person applied for the position. Basically, my opinion of

most people who run the University has disintegrated over the past three years. The System is so political that most of our administrators care more about their own gain than the students attending the University. How did it get this way?

Probably through complacency at every level. But that doesn’t matter. What does matter is fixing it. And the only way it can happen is if someone starts the conversation. With the reorganization, the University should have a fresh start. Almost 20 administrators have left or have announced they will step down. If all goes smoothly, they’ll be filled with better people who will stand up to the good ol’ boys in the LSU System, not act as wimpy puppets. I know The Reveille will be there along the way — as it has the past four years — doing everything it can to hold people accountable. But we’ll need help. So I challenge you, the students, to hold those in power accountable. When someone at LSU tells you that you can’t do something, question them — again and again. Don’t take no for an answer. Tweet about it. Facebook about it. Make the problem known. The University is a wonderful place with wonderful people and has potential to be better than it is — but it will never be unless we raise our voices. Don’t let the University’s administration continue to operate the way it has. Don’t be silent. Chris Grillot is a 22-year-old mass communication senior from New Orleans. Contact Chris Grillot at; Twitter: @TDR_CGrillot

College experience is about more than attending class SHUT UP, MEG MEGAN DUNBAR Columnist This semester, Student Government messed up, and much of the student body threw them under the bus, seemingly forgetting one important thing: They’re students. Just like the rest of us, they have classes to attend, professors to please and papers to write. And as much as we all wish, we’re not at college to pass legislation, write for The Daily Reveille, work for Volunteer LSU, play for a club sport or party on the weekends — which starts Thursday if you can get away with it. We’re also here for class, though we often forget, as evidenced by the enraged email communication studies professor Loretta Pecchioni sent to one of

her low-attendance courses. But as we straggle into exams this week, blue books and No. 2 pencils in hand — some of us for the last time before graduation and entrance into the working world — it won’t be our favorite professors or course material we’re thinking about. It’ll be the night you stole a Bud Light sign from Boudreaux & Thibodeaux’s, the day you woke up at 4 a.m. to get ready for the football game or that one time your roommate decided to adopt a cat without your knowledge. And you loved it. All of it. That’s what college is about. It’s about accidental caffeine withdrawals after midterms week, the desperate calls from Tigerland and the research project unrelated to what you thought you wanted to do with your life that you lucked into by actually going to a professor’s office hours. Sure, we’re here for a piece of paper that apparently

qualifies us for a job, but we’re also on this campus to learn how to grow up — which, according to certain parents, doesn’t include learning to wash clothes by Febreezing them or regularly forgetting about extra study sessions because the weather is perfect. By this point, I’m sure any parent reading this is appalled. “I sent my baby to school to learn,” they cry. “I’m paying too much money for them to waste it like this.” It’d be a waste if you attended some crazy-expensive school up in the Northeast, but we don’t. We’re down here in the “Dirty South” and by damn, we’ll live it up and take all the cultural advantage of it that we can. We’ll spend the weekend before finals at Jazz Fest, and the weekend before that at Festival International. We’ll spend summer planning S.T.R.I.P.E.S. and running any number of campus

events or being a summer RA and calling LSU Police Department for false alarms that cause the incident report to read like something that was written by a confused schizophrenic. And we’ll probably learn more about real-world situations from things that happen by accident. When was the last time you sat in class thinking, “Wow, I’ll definitely need to know this exact information in about 10 years”? Now how about that sorority meeting when you realized you needed 15 points to be in good standing for Formal and immediately began working contacts to find volunteer hours? Or that Tuesday you had to bail your fellow Tiger Band member out of jail? That taught you something. So SG botched the elections. They’re not perfect. They don’t have it all figured out. But they probably learned

something from holding two elections and getting called out about spending habits. And that’s the point. They’ve got one more thing figured out, and so do you, probably. I’m sure there’s someone out there who remembers how to conjugate “estar” in the future perfect, to solve some equation from biology that will help during Jeopardy marathons. But more importantly, you’ve learned drinking tequila is the worst idea in the world, sleep is more important than studying and drunk showering is an acrobatic art. Love purple, live gold, y’all. Megan Dunbar is a 19-yearold English junior from Greenville, S.C. Contact Megan Dunbar at; Twitter: @TDR_MDunbar

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by No. 2 seed California in the regional semi-final in Spokane, Wash. LSU played much of the season with an eight-woman roster, which allowed for a number of impressive individual performances. Perhaps the biggest surprise this season was the improved play of junior forward Theresa Plaisance, who had never started a game at LSU prior to the season. Plaisance emerged as the Lady Tigers’ biggest threat in the post and was crowned the SEC’s scoring champion with 17 points per game. She also led LSU with 8.3 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game. “I really worked my butt off this summer to do everything possible to make myself better for this team,” Plaisance said in January. “… I accepted the challenge that I had to do whatever it takes to establish the inside game that we lost last year.” Freshman guard Danielle Ballard also turned heads and established her role as a rising star by shattering LSU’s single-season steals record with an SEC-best 2.9 steals in her first season. Ballard is the first player in

LSU basketball history — men or women — to tally 100 steals in one season. She also collected 12.1 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game. “What [Ballard] means to our team is unmeasurable because she does so many great things for us,” Caldwell said in March. “She’s a player that not only can get those steals, but her rebounding as a point guard is pretty impressive.” LSU says goodbye to two seniors in guards Adrienne Webb and Bianca Lutley. The duo played a vital role in the Lady Tigers’ late-season run, averaging a combined 24.8 points and 10 rebounds per game. “It stings, but I have had one great career at LSU,” Webb said in a news release after LSU’s loss to California. “We have really fought through everything, through injuries and through numbers. We have really dug deep and believed in each other and pulled through. I really couldn’t ask for a better group of players and coaches to have for this last senior season.”

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