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Watkins, Scheuermann take victory in run-off election By Adam Duvernay Staff Writer
After another week of campaigning, Dodson Auditorium erupted in cheers Wednesday evening as the Student Government election season ended with the Log on to More ’09 ticket celebrating a win. see Stuart Watkins and Martina members Scheuermann won the run-off of the election with 55.06 percent of More ‘09 the vote. They defeated canditicket react dates Andy Palermo and Phoebe to the Hathorn of the Next Level campaign, which secured 44.94 per- results.
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GUN BILL, see page 5
After more than two hours of preparation and debate, the SG Senate tabled a resolution to support Louisiana House Bill No. 27 which would allow concealed handgun permit-holders to carry their ﬁrearms on campus. The resolution was the continuation of a past motion which was brought up in the Senate last year. Former Student Government President Cassie Alsfeld vetoed the resolution last year because the Senate’s vote was too close to be fully representative of student opinion. J.P. Gwaltney, president of the University chapter of Students for Concealed Carry, presented background information to the senate during the public input portion of Wednesday’s Senate meeting. To receive a concealed ﬁrearm permit, a 21-year-old must ﬁrst pass a state and Federal Bureau of Investigation background check, a training course and a shooting competency test administered by the Department
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[Above] Student Government President-elect Stuart Watkins celebrates with Kaitlen Sicard, biological sciences junior, Wednesday in Dodson Auditorium.
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[Top] Vice president-elect Martina Scheuermann reacts to the election results. [Bottom] A crowd of More ’09 supporters cheers after hearing the ticket won with 55.06 percent of the vote.
Structure, names of academic colleges to change By Kyle Bove Chief Staff Writer
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Astrid Merget, executive vice chancellor and provost, speaks to the SG Senate regarding academic college changes.
During a special Student Government Senate meeting Wednesday evening, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Astrid Merget discussed future name and structural changes to the University’s “hopelessly fragmentTune into KLSU 91.1 FM at 5:20 p.m. to hear a recap of the SG election results.
ed” academic colleges and schools — changes she said will not affect degree programs. Merget discussed some examples of possible modiﬁcations but didn’t provide a written document or full list of proposed changes. She said University Planning Council and deans who would be affected by the changes are reviewing the ideas. “There will [be] some changes in the conﬁgurations and names of our colleges and schools and in the reporting lines of several academic units on cam-
Provost: Move won’t affect degree programs
pus,” Merget said in a broadcast e-mail sent Friday. Among the examples of possible changes, Merget said the School of the Coast and Environment would become the College of the Coast and Environment, the Manship School of Mass Communication would become the College of Mass Communication and the College of Arts and Sciences would become the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. COLLEGES, see page 6
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Residential Life implements advanced rent policy Amount of renewals not affected By Brianna Paciorka Contributing Writer
The Department of Residential Life implemented an advanced rent policy for this year’s campus housing contract renewal to prevent housing cancellations and to give students who are serious about living on campus more housing options. Students renewing their contracts were charged a non-refundable $250 advanced rent for both on-campus apartments and residence halls. Students who then choose to cancel their housing assignments on campus will forfeit the $250 they paid. Renee Richard Snider, ResLife associate director of operations, said the number of renewals was down slightly this year but was not as low as anticipated. About 1,500 students renewed their housing contracts this year. “There’s always a year-to-year difference,” Snider said. “The advanced rent didn’t have as much of
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Students renewing their contracts at on-campus housing locations, such as East Campus Apartments, will now have to pay a non-refundable $250 advanced rent.
an effect.” The advanced rent did, however, affect the amount of spaces available in East Campus Apartments and West Campus Apartments, the most popular on-campus housing options for upperclassmen. About 60 more apartment spaces were available March 18 — the last day of apartment renewals — this year than last year. “Current apartment residents would typically use their ‘squatter
rights,’ where they would use their renewal priority to reserve a spot oncampus while looking at their offcampus options and be able to cancel their on-campus housing arrangement with no financial penalty,” Snider said. “They can’t do that with this policy.” Steve Waller, ResLife director, said both ECA and WCA filled up quickly this year. “Within the first two hours on the last day of renewals, the apart-
Survey: Freshmen choose alcohol Study shows books taking a backseat By Leslie Presnall Staff Writer
Some freshmen are spending more time playing drinking games, shooting beer pong and taking shots than hitting the books. Nearly 50 percent of freshmen who drink alcohol said they spend more time drinking each week than studying, according to a survey which takes information from online
alcohol education courses. The survey drew information from 30,000 students on 76 different campuses. Freshmen who said they had at least one drink in the past 14 days said they spent about 10.2 hours a week drinking and only 8.4 hours a week studying, according to the National Survey of Student Engagement. All first-semester freshmen at the University are required to visit MyStudentBody.com, an online alcohol education program that promotes healthy behavior and responsible decision making. Tyler Daniel, international po-
litical science freshman, said he learned a lot about drinking and alcohol from the program, but he still drinks multiple times a week. “If I have a test, I only drink one night a week,” he said. Daniel said it took him three to four hours to complete the online program. “This primary prevention program provides freshmen with information about alcohol and the dangers associated with high-risk drinking to encourage them to make responsible health decisions,” said Julie HupperDRINKING, see page 5
ments were full,” Waller said. “Not everyone who tried to renew their contract got in.” Traditional residence halls saw a decrease in renewals this year, but Snider said residence halls never fill during renewals. “There are still spaces available in the Horseshoe — Louise Garig being the exception because it’s smaller,” Snider said. Nearly 900 beds are available in the on-campus apartments for upperclassmen and about 20 percent of housing assignments — roughly 200 beds — are normally canceled by June 1. Waller said ResLife looked around the Southeastern Conference and the rest of the country to see what other universities did to curb housing cancellations and noticed many of the universities assessed advanced rent. “We were one of the few schools that did not have advanced rent,” Waller said. How the advanced rent affects the number of cancellations won’t be
known until late summer. “We’re really curious to know if the advanced rent will have an impact on cancellations,” Snider said. Waller said he’s pleased the implementation of the advanced rent policy went smoothly. “With about 4,000 students eligible for renewal, we only received about six e-mails concerning the advanced rent, and the e-mails were more along the lines of questions about policy,” Waller said. Amy Goff, English freshman, said she didn’t mind paying the advanced rent when she renewed her contract and thought the advanced rent wouldn’t influence a student’s decision very much when it comes to housing options. “If someone wants to live off campus, they’ll go off campus,” Goff said. “If they want to stay, they’ll pay it.” Contact Brianna Paciorka at email@example.com
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University to enforce fine for illegal downloads Students will pay $50 if caught By Joy Lukachick Staff Writer
Trying to save $1 by downloading a media file for free will cost University students $50 if caught on a campus network after August 1. To discourage students from downloading or sharing movies and music illegally, Information Technology Services is implementing the Digital Millennium Copyright Act fines on top of already existing University policies. Recording Industry Association of America will alert ITS when the company scans its software and finds a person using illegal downloading software or sharing movies and songs illegally, said IT communications and planning officer Sheri Thompson. “[ITS] has to go investigate and find out the sources,” Thompson said. “We don’t scan for [illegal activity]. The RIAA will give us an address.” Everyone has to register an address when logging onto the campus network, enabling ITS to locate the illegal downloader immediately, Thompson said. Once the person’s wire address is located, the network is turned off, she said. Then an IT officer will
physically locate the person at their campus dorm, apartment or office to inform them a violation has occurred, she said. Marcy Lambert, pre-nursing freshman, said she had no idea the University tracked allegedly illegal downloaded files but said it’s understandable. “It makes sense, because [the network] is in their name,” Lambert said. Wireless campus networks will not be fined because illegal downloading software is blocked on campus networks, Thompson said. Only hard-wire campus networks can access illegal downloading software, she said. The fine will appear on the student’s fee bill, and the payment will be similar to a library or parking fee, she said. “[The fee] is not something you can ignore,” she said. ITS will use the money for more education and awareness campaigns, Thompson said. “[ITS] is making people aware copying files is illegal,” she said. Adam Jennings, history senior, said the fines the University earns should go to a better cause than raising awareness. “Everybody knows it’s illegal to download music,” Jennings said. “[The University] should use the money for something else.” Thompson said the fine is just a new tactic to crack down on the
illegal activity. ITS has been implementing the policy in the Student Code of Conduct for years, she said. Last year, 45 people were caught downloading illegally, and so far this year 54 violations have occurred, Thompson said. If a student is caught downloading a file for the second time, they will be reported to the Office of Student Advocacy and Accountability, Thompson said. Eric Norman, Student Advocacy and Accountability associate dean, said in an e-mail after his office is notified, a charge letter will be sent to the student. After the student is notified, he or she must meet with an Accountability official and they decide if the student is responsible for the violation, Norman said. If a student is found responsible, he or she could be placed on disciplinary probation, he said. The Code of Student Conduct 5.2 section b.30, which outlines a violation of computer-user agreement includes “Using University resources to illegally distribute copyrighted material; failing to comply with laws, license agreements and contracts governing network, software and hardware use.” But Norman said only about 10 violations were reported to his office since 2006. “Many [violations] are addressed in Residential halls,” he said.
Kara Helgeson, Department of Residential Life judicial coordinator, said her office receives the complaints from ITS if a student has downloaded illegally from a campus dorm or apartment room. Students must report to the office and sign a document stating they understand their actions were
illegal, Helgeson said. “In order to get Internet back ... we have them open the program up and [ResLife] double-checks the file,” she said. Contact Joy Lukachick at firstname.lastname@example.org
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of Public Safety, according to Gwaltney. Gwaltney said there are 10 states with pending legislation similar to Louisiana’s House Bill No. 7 and urged the Senate to pass a resolution favorable to it. “It is not my view that campus is no safer than anywhere else I go,” Gwaltney said. After surveying 552 students, SG statistician Joshua Moulton said 62 percent of students surveyed were opposed to allowing concealed handgun permit holders on campus. Moulton said he surveyed students before and after explaining requirements to obtaining a permit. He said no one changed their opinion once they had been presented with the information. SG Resolution No. 20, authored by Sen. Greg Upton, E.J. Ourso College of Business, was the first relevant resolution brought to the floor for debate. The resolution was to be sent to the state to negate a possible resolution by the Louisiana Council of Student Body Presidents which would reject House Bill No. 27. Upton said the resolution had nothing to do with his personal opinion on the concealed firearm issue, but he said he didn’t want to allow the Louisiana COSBP to make a decision for the University. “We shouldn’t have COSBP sending something to the state that isn’t consistent with all of the schools in the state,” Upton said. Once that passed, the Senate began a round of heated debate over SGR No. 21, which would support the state legislature and allow weapons on campus. Eric Fernandez, marketing sophomore and member of SCCC, said he didn’t understand why he could carry a weapon in other parts of the state but couldn’t on campus. “We’re not really enforcing anything on campus, there are no metal detectors,” Fernandez said. “There can actually be weapons on campus, but the people with permits are expected not to have them.” The debate between senators caused a great deal of division between senators caught between accepting the statistician’s findings and rejecting the resolution and those looking to keep campus safe. “Once you take a class in something, you are absolutely qualified.” said Sen. Tyler Martin, E.J. Ourso College of Business. “When you have a permit for a concealed weapon, the purpose is to protect yourself.” Martin also challenged the senators to name a single incident when a permit holder had caused a shooting on campus. Speaker Pro Tempore Drew Prestridge said students should put more faith in the LSU Police Department, emergency text messaging system and other University safety measures. “I’m not saying any of these things will prevent a school shooting, but who’s to say guns would either?” Prestridge said. Because the debate lasted for so long and because the senators are forced out of the Student Union at 10:45 p.m., the resolution was held for one legislative session and will be brought up again next week. Contact Adam Duvernay at email@example.com
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Prospective freshmen walk through the PMAC on Wednesday afternoon during spring testing to look at booths set up by various student organizations.
DRINKING, from page 3
Hupperich, Student Health Center associate director. “It’s an important risk management strategy for the University.” The program costs $9,000 annually and is funded by the Student Health Center administration. “The information is provided at a critical time during their first semester,” Hupperich said. “Many students come to campus with established drinking habits, and many alcohol violations occur during the first semester.” But nearly 19 percent of freshmen who completed the program last fall said the program wouldn’t make them pay more attention to their drinking habits, according to the University’s MyStudentBody fall
PAGE 5 2008 summary report. The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Life and Academic Services and the Health Center implemented the program in 2004. The Health Center also recently purchased access to the drug, tobacco and stress online programs with the assistance of grant money. Beginning next fall, students will have access to the entire health suite, including the nutrition and safe sex programs. “Our hope is that students visit the site to complete the mandated alcohol education but return to the site on a regular basis to obtain credible health information,” Hupperich said. Contact Leslie Presnall at firstname.lastname@example.org
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cent of the vote. The More ‘09 ticket also fielded a variety of college council presidential and vice presidential winners, including the Agricultural College, Manship School of Mass Communication, University College Center for Advising and Counseling, the University College for Freshman Year and the colleges of Basic Sciences, Business and Education. Parker Wishik, director of communications for the More ‘09 campaign, said he was impressed by how close each of the races were this year and was glad to see such commitment to the University from the students. “I’m happy we won. The campaign season as a whole was very clean, and that is the best part about winning,” Wishik said. “I don’t see how LSU can loose in an election like this, where every candidate is so passionate about the University.” The run-off election saw 6,446 students turn out to vote — 1,325 less than the general election. Though the election results won’t be final until Friday at 4:30 p.m., Commissioner of Elections Jordan Milazzo said no complaints have been filed as of Wednesday evening. Milazzo said he didn’t expect any complaints to be filed but added anything could happen until then. Watkins said he was excited by the results and is ready to begin working to fulfill his campaign promises. He said he’s most interested in tackling environmental sustainability on campus. “Students wanted sustainability in the general election, and we carried it through to the runoff,” Watkins said. Watkins added his administration is ready to enact every issue on his ticket’s push card, and he attributed his success to a straightforward campaign. “We kept it clean, positive and fair,” Watkins said. “That is what the students wanted to see.” Scheuermann said she and Watkins stayed true to their message throughout the campaign season and was happy with both her campaign and her ticket. Scheuermann said she’s ready to confront impending University budget cuts and, in the future, expects to increase the communication between students and SG. To quickly facilitate the transition period, Watkins said he and his vice president-elect were sacrificing their spring break to work with SG President Colorado Robertson on future plans for their administration. “It’s not about the person. It’s about the policies and the students they’ll be representing,” Robertson said. Robertson said the transition period started last week when he spoke with the candidates about setting up their executive charters, mapping timelines for political appointments and continuing some of the programs his administration began. He also said Watkins and Sch-
euermann would be accompanying him and SG Vice President Shannon Bates to the Council of Student Body Presidents in Lafayette this weekend. Robertson commended all the candidates who took part in this year’s election season and said he was looking forward to a smooth transition and the continuation of an active SG. Though larger tickets that fell out of the race last week did not endorse the More ‘09 campaign, Watkins and Scheuermann were supported by the leaders of the Make it Reign campaign, which finished last in last week’s general election. Jeffrey Noel, former presidential candidate for the Make it Reign campaign, said he predicted a 55 percent/45 percent split in favor of More ’09 on Wednesday morning. “They were definitely the best candidates and ran a good campaign,” Noel said. “Of all the big tickets, I’m definitely happy it was them.” Contact Adam Duvernay at email@example.com
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At Wednesday’s meeting, Merget said the University’s programs are scattered among too many colleges. For example, all education programs are not in the College of Education. Prekindergarten education resides in the College of Agriculture. “[It’s] very difficult to collaborate and to bring a full-force of our academic power to the education of our students,” Merget said. The University will be structured around four main “pillars” — the arts, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, Merget said. A dean will head a college, and there will be several different schools within a college. These changes have been in the works for some time and are not a reaction to possible budget cuts next fiscal year, Merget said. Instead, the restructuring will better align the University to complete the Flagship Agenda — the plan to make the University nationally competitive by 2010 — and its multi-disciplinary hiring
initiative, she said. “We look like a 1950s teaching-driven university,” Merget said. “We do not look like what we are — a Carnegie 1 research university. We really are set up to teach — and that’s important — but we also need to be set up to do research.” Merget drafted the plan with administrators and “senior scholars.” They looked at the academic structures at six universities with a similar role, scope and mission to LSU for guidance. The six universities studied were Pennsylvania State University, Michigan State University, Ohio State University, the University of Florida, the University of Georgia and Texas A&M University. “We began to look at the pace-setters — universities like us who are really out in front of great teaching, great research and magnificent civil engagement,” Merget said.
thursday, April 2, 2009 Merget said there will be no layoffs during the implementation process, but affected deans’ titles would be changed. She told the Senate she will send them a typed version of the proposal by next week. She said the changes would go into effect for the next fiscal year which starts July 1. “These are not as dramatic changes as they sound,” Merget said. Merget said the changes will not affect degree and admission programs and requirements or scholarships. SG President Colorado Robertson called the special session to discuss the re-alignment. The Senate decided to neither support or oppose the plan until it receive smore specific information next week. Contact Kyle Bove at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Green Wave strikes early, holds on late to take down Tigers By Casey Gisglair Chief Sports Writer
NEW ORLEANS — Tulane senior first baseman Sam Honeck has tormented opposing pitchers all season and leads the Green Wave in home runs, RBI and slugging percentage. And Honeck kept his offensive tear going Wednesday night,
going 2-for-4 with four RBI in the Green Wave’s 8-7 win against LSU. The win is the first time Tulane has beaten LSU at the Green Wave’s on-campus Turchin Stadium since 1994. “This is just what we needed,” Honeck said. “I’ve been feeling good at the plate, but this win will help us get on a good note
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[Left] LSU baseball coach Paul Mainieri and the infield huddle during one of the game’s five pitching changes. [Above] Freshman pitcher Chris Matulis winds up for a pitch Wednesday in the Tigers’ 8-7 loss to Tulane at Turchin Stadium.
ahead of our series against Rice this weekend.” Tulane (17-11) took a 7-2 lead into the sixth inning. A furious LSU rally fell short in the ninth inning as the Tigers (21-7) brought runners to second and third base in the final inning. But Tulane sophomore closer Nick Pepitone ended the rally and retired sophomore shortstop DJ
LeMahieu on strikes to seal the win for the Green Wave. “We had some real clutch hits there in the last half of the ball game,” said LSU coach Paul Mainieri. “But we just dug ourselves into such a hole.” The Green Wave took an early 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning on a three-run home TULANE, see page 15
It’s time to talk playoffs. I hope this doesn’t offend former NFL coach Jim Mora. The NBA playoffs start in a mere 16 days, and aside from a handful of spots, everything is still up for grabs in the Eastern and Western conferences. It’s a total logjam, and it’s as exciting as professional basketball can be. As of Wednesday afternoon, seeds Johanathan Brooks No. 2 through Columnist No. 8 in the Western Conference were separated by only 4 1/2 games, and division titles are still on the line. In the Hornets’ division, the Southwest, San Antonio and Houston are tied with a 1 1/2 game advantage, but New Orleans isn’t out of it yet. The Hornets finish the season with games against both teams on the road, and if they can keep the momentum of their current twogame winning streak, capturing the Southwest isn’t out of the question — but it’s not exactly likely. The Northwest Division has just as much potential to be exciting down the stretch. Denver, the No. 2 seed in the conference, clinched a playoff spot Tuesday night with a win against New York, but the Nuggets only hold a 1 1/2 game advantage on No. 5 seed Portland. Both teams are streaking right LOGJAM, see page 9
Bama, UK gain new coaches Hires could pose challenge for LSU By Amos Morale Sports Contributor
The Southeastern Conference potentially got a lot tougher this week with the hiring of Anthony Grant and John Calipari as men’s basketball coaches at Alabama and Kentucky, respectively. Grant comes from Virginia Commonwealth and inherits an Alabama team that was picked to win the SEC Western Division before last season but underachieved. Calipari comes from Memphis, where he directed the Tigers to four
straight 30-win seasons and takes over a team that missed the NCAA tournament for the first time in 17 seasons. These coaches could cause trouble for LSU, which won the SEC regular season championship this season. Some LSU students were unfamiliar with Grant but felt he and Calipari will make the Tigers’ SEC foes better. “Kentucky is going all the way if you ask me,” said Dwane Hughes, management junior. Everette Talbot, biology freshman, said he believes Calipari can turn Kentucky around quickly. “It didn’t take him long at Memphis,” Talbot said. “They’ve got a lot more talent that will want
to go to Kentucky. I think they’ll be pretty good in at least a couple of years.” Recruiting is where most students feel Calipari will have an immediate impact. “I’m pretty sure that a lot of his recruits that were going to Memphis are probably going to Kentucky now,” said Sean Somers, petroleum engineering senior. “It is probably going to increase the competitiveness of SEC basketball.” Calipari had one of the nation’s best recruiting classes this season with two of the top-5 recruits in the Rivals150 on Rivals.com already committing to Memphis. Rivals.com’s top-ranked CALIPARI, see page 15
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John Calipari points to national championship banners Wednesday after being introduced as Kentucky’s new men’s basketball coach in Lexington, Ky.
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LSU ‘starts the main regular season’ today By Chris Branch Sports Contributor
The LSU track and field teams are ready for one of the biggest meets of the season starting today. The Tigers and Lady Tigers head to Austin, Texas, for the esteemed 82nd annual Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays at Mike A. Myers Stadium. The meet started Wednesday, but LSU athletes begin their competition Thursday. “It’s one step up the ladder,” LSU coach Dennis Shaver said of the Relays. “It’s a little more complicated. It starts the main regular season for us.” Shaver made glowing remarks about the event as a whole. “I’ve been to it for the past 30 years,” Shaver said. “They do a great job. It’ll be sold out Friday and Saturday. I think they seat about 25,000. It’s a great venue for track and field.” The event has been kind to LSU in recent years. The men’s team has won the Clyde Littlefield, 4x100-meter relay title in Austin five straight years, a first in the history of the event. TCU previously held the record with four straight 4x100-meter relay wins from 1986-89. The current squad of seniors Jeremy Hicks, junior Will Coppage, sophomore Gabriel Mvumvure and senior Trindon Holliday, winners of a thrilling 4x100-meter race at the LSU Relays, will try to continue the tradition. “It’s hard to get the stick around the track successfully five straight years,” Shaver said. “We want the relays to be successful.” LSU sophomore sprinter Kenyanna Wilson, who has already qualified for the NCAA Mideast Regional in the 100-meter dash, said the Tigers and Lady Tigers have been looking forward to the Relays for a long time. “LSU has historically done well there,” Wilson said. “We plan on living up to that.” Even after a qualifying effort in Baton Rouge this past weekend, Wilson is motivated to be better in Austin. “I had a pretty good meet,” Wilson said. “It’s just building blocks, though.” The LSU Relays saw constant threats of rain throughout the weekend, something the Tigers hope to avoid at the Texas Relays. Forecasts call for clear skies are predicted in Austin for the weekend, according to the National Weather Service. “The conditions and the competition will be better,” Wilson said. Shaver said one of his main concerns for the weekend is with his team’s lack of experience in a meet the magnitude of the Texas Relays. “This group, we have an average number of people who
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haven’t been there,” Shaver said. “We have a lot of first timers. They see all the people, they see their friends. It makes for one to become distracted easily.” LSU nabbed two important relay titles at the LSU Relays — the men’s 4x100-meter and 4x200-meter relays — last weekend. The titles, paired with 12 Tigers qualifying for the NCAA Mideast Regional, encouraged Shaver. “The LSU Relays were good preparation for us,” Shaver said. “It ought to be a great Texas Relays.” Gus Ruelas / The Associated Press
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New Orleans Hornets forward Sean Marks loses the ball after being fouled in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday.
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Mouse’s RBI single puts LSU past S. Miss Mack strikes out six in complete-game win By David Helman Sports Writer
A pair of RBIs from sophomore infielder Jessica Mouse provided the difference for the No. 18 LSU softball team Wednesday night. Mouse’s RBI single in the sixth inning started a three-run rally against Southern Miss (18-17-1, 7-5), helping the Tigers (22-7, 8-3) to a 4-2 win in their first game in eight days. “Rust was one of the things I was worried about — it looked like we had some rust out there,” said LSU coach Yvette Girouard. “The greatest thing about this team is they never give up. There’s no panic; they’ve accepted that anything is possible.” Mouse started the night’s scoring, though not in such exciting fashion. Southern Miss pitcher Courtney Ramous walked Mouse with the bases loaded in the second inning, giving LSU a 1-0 lead that held until the fifth inning. It seemed LSU was destined to surrender another late-game lead when Southern Miss right fielder
Megan Hill knocked a pitch from LSU freshman pitcher Brittany Mack over the left-field wall for a 2-1 lead. The home run, which Girouard called “her only bad pitch of the game,” was one of just four hits allowed by Mack (9-1), who pitched a complete game with six strikeouts. “Our starting pitching has been solid,” Girouard said. “I’ve seen glimpses of it, and [Mack] is going to be magnificent. She has all the tools — we just have to refine them.” Junior outfielders Kirsten Shortridge and Jazz Jackson finished what Mouse started to cap the Tigers’ rally. Shortridge lined a single to center field with runners on the corners to give LSU the lead, and Jackson scored Mouse with a base hit to finish the night’s scoring. Nearly half the Tigers’ hits came in their productive sixth inning. The lineup finished with 10 total hits but also stranded 10 runners. “We looked a little out of sync during practice and at times during the game,” Girouard said. “The important thing is we settled down and got the runs when we needed them.” The win was LSU’s first action since splitting a doubleheader with Ole Miss last Tuesday. The Tigers’ MOUSE, see page 15
now, but if either were to drop a game, it would open the door for the Jazz, who sit one game behind Portland in seventh place in the West. Crazy world, huh? I love this stuff. The only division out west that isn’t the least bit interesting is the Pacific. The Lakers hold an 18-game lead over the Phoenix Suns and have already clinched the division and the conference. Back east it’s not as hectic, but there are some spots of intrigue. Luckily for me, the Hawks already clinched their playoff spot. Two years in row. In the words of the great Herman Edwards, “We can build on this.” At the top of the East sit the Cleveland “LeBrons.” I mean Cavaliers. The Magic and the Celtics are vying for second place at 5 1/2 games back. The teams don’t meet again in the regular season, but it may not matter. Boston forward Kevin Garnett will miss at least four of the team’s remaining seven games because of a knee injury, and without him, Boston is a slightly above-average team. Orlando will be the No. 2 seed when it’s said and done. Maybe I just hate Boston, though. The other — decidedly less exciting — race is to see which teams Cleveland and Orlando will sweep in the first round of the playoffs. Detroit, Chicago and Charlotte are separated by only two games in seventh, eighth and ninth places,
respectively. All of these teams are below .500 and wouldn’t even be in the playoff picture in the West. Congratulations on rewarding mediocrity, NBA. For the sake of argument, I’ll say Chicago finishes at No. 7, but only because I like Ben Gordon, Derrick Rose and Tyrus Thomas. In addition to the crazy jockeying for position for the playoffs, the MVP race is alive as well. If anyone believes this is more than a two-man race between Kobe Bryant and LeBron James, they’re kidding themselves. Dwyane Wade is often listed as a contestant for the award, but his team is in fifth place in the East and would miss the playoffs in the West. How valuable is he really? This is King James’ race to lose. As much as I like watching Bryant play, it just seems as if James has done more for his team and is thus
PAGE 9 more valuable. Without Bryant, the Lakers are still a pretty good team. They wouldn’t be in contention for the title, but they’re serviceable. Without James, the Cavs are bad. Outside of Mo Williams, no one on the roster is seemingly carrying his own weight, and Williams isn’t doing that great of a job at it. James leads Cleveland in just about every worthwhile statistic and is undoubtedly the only interesting thing about the franchise. That’s why he should walk away with the hardware. He is the chosen one, after all. On a side note, does it upset anyone else former Tiger Glen Davis has a ring, and James doesn’t? It upsets me, but that’s another column for another day. Contact Johanathan Brooks at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Artists Singin’ the Blues
Jazz Funeral protests Jindal’s proposed cuts for arts By Joshua Chenier Entertainment Writer
Signs with messages such as “RIP Art in LA” and “Jindal Gets an F in Art” ﬁlled the streets of downtown Baton Rouge on Wednesday as supporters of Louisiana Arts and Culture protested Gov. Bobby Jindal’s proposed budget cuts. Supporters of the Louisiana arts and culture joined together to hold a “Jazz Funeral for Louisiana Arts and Culture.” The march began at noon in Lafayette
Park then protesters walked down Third Street before passing in front of the state Capitol. Jindal’s budget cuts include an 83 percent cut in decentralized arts funding and a 31 percent cut to statewide art grants. Derek Mudd, communication studies graduate assistant, delivered a eulogy before the march criticizing Jindal’s proposed cuts to the arts. “Art, like all great human inventions, is PROTEST, see page 13
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Protesters walk through Lafayette Park downtown Wednesday during the “funeral” held for Louisiana arts. Gov. Bobby Jindal has proposed an 83 percent cut in decentralized arts funding.
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Derek Mudd, communication studies graduate assistant, gives a eulogy for Louisiana jazz music Wednesday at a group protest downtown.
California band brings spring break to New Orleans
Group stays true to roots despite success By Jack LeBlanc Entertainment Writer
For students looking to participate in spring break debauchery without driving hundreds of miles or spending hundreds of dollars, an hour-long drive to New Orleans may sufﬁce. The band Slightly Stoopid brings the reggae-punk party sounds of the West Coast right to the Crescent City. The San Diego-based band is known for its blend of rock, punk and reggae. The guys were originally signed by the late Bradley Nowell of the band Sublime to his label Skunk Records while they were still in high school. During the past 15 years, they have made a name for themselves through constant touring.
Drummer Ryan “RyMo” Moran interest in our music and they come said students who make the drive to and enjoy the whole show.” the city for the show will deﬁnitely The band rejected several reget their money’s worth. cord deals from major labels to pre“It’s a fun show,” Moran said. serve complete artistic control, and “Pack a cooler, bring some friends the band has no regrets. and have a nice day of it. Anyone “A lot of people have a misconwho comes to the show will not be ception of the myth of the whole getdisappointed.” ting signed thing. The band enIt’s really just a joyed recent radio gloriﬁed loan — success with their someone is giving single “2AM” you money to crewhich tells the story ate an album that of a dreaded latethey want to have night knock at the creative input on,” door when the cops Moran said. “We Ryan “RyMo” Moran come snifﬁng for never wanted to Slightly Stoopid drummer marijuana. give up our creative Moran said the input. We stayed inband’s recent radio success hasn’t dependent to make our own music.” gone to their heads. The New Orleans show is the “We still do what we do live, second-to-last stop on a short tour and that’s what people come to see,” partly in support of the band’s most Moran said. “We hope that people recent album “Slightly Stoned to aren’t coming to see one song; we STOOPID, see page 13 hope that maybe that song sparked
‘We tour constantly ... and it’s really started to pay off for us now.’
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Slightly Stoopid will perform in New Orleans on Friday. [Left to right] Miles Doughty, C-Money, Oguer “OG” Ocon, DeLa, Kyle McDonald and Ryan “RyMo” Moran make up the San Diego-based band.
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Monsters vs. Aliens
Peter, Bjorn and John
This comedic cartoon depicts five monsters who are released from government captivity to save the world from an alien with an army of clones who want to destroy the planet. While “Monsters vs. Aliens” offers no new ideas when it comes to story line, the audience will find the personalities of each of the monsters endearing. Even though it is meant for kids, the movie, featuring a host of stars such as Reese Witherspoon, Seth Rogan and Rainn Wilson, can still be humorous for college students.
With only three of the album’s 11 songs featuring rhymes solely by Bow Wow, he is overshadowed by the many guest rappers and producers. The record features cuts from Ron Brownz, Nelly, T-Pain and T.I. and production from Jermaine Dupri. The guest artists and heavy production cause the album to lose consistency, giving it the feel of a mixtape rather than a solid solo release. He may have dropped the ‘Lil’ from his name a few years ago, but Bow Wow is still having trouble achieving his sound on his own.
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Swedish Indie rock trio Peter, Bjorn and John made a stir in the music scene with their 2006 release “Writer’s Block” but the warmth and eclectic style that made that album and the band so appealing seems to have faded in the past three years. While 2009’s “Living Thing” is a great example of the band’s minimalistic style and singer Peter Morén’s lyrical writing ability, the overly used synths and electronic beats push the album back to an oddly cold 1984.
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thursday, April 2, 2009 PROTEST, from page 11 born out of struggle,” Mudd said. “And Bobby Jindal sure as hell cannot suffocate it.” The cuts will hit home for many people, as many as 144,00 jobs will be lost — approximately 7.6 percent of the state’s employment base, according to a press release from the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, The cuts could virtually eliminate a $10 billion dollar industry that Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu’s office said will devastate a tremendous economic boost to every parish in the state. University students and faculty were out to show their disapproval of the proposed budget cuts. Brandon Nicholas, communication studies graduate student, said the cuts are something Jindal should reconsider. “Art funds almost our entire economy,” Nicholas said. “Cutting the funding by 83 percent would be a huge mistake.” Holley Vaughn, communi-
STOOPID, from page 11 Enough to Breakfast Yet Stoopid.” “The new album is kind of a three-part thing. There are seven re-released songs from 2005, seven songs that are brand new, and there’s seven songs from the vault,” Moran said. “It really does represent the band and our different styles.” The band has become an underground success story and a testament to a new music model. “We tour constantly. The band’s been together for 16 years. It’s been a long, steady climb,” Moran said. “Our success has been because of hard work, and it’s really started to pay off for us now.” Tickets are on sale at the House of Blues and on Ticketmaster.com and range from $18.50 to $23.50. The doors open at 7 p.m. and opening band Rebelution comes on at 8 p.m. Derek Welch, construction management senior, said he’s seen the band play eight times, including shows in Los Angeles and their home town, San Diego. “Since [band members] Miles Doughty and Kyle McDonald switch off between bass, guitar and vocals, they are able to touch on more genres of music than any band I have ever heard,” Welch said.
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Obama’s policy address. “Fundamentally, I don’t think ... $50 million for the National Endowment for the Arts is going to get the economy moving again as quickly as allowing the private sector to create jobs,” Jindal said. Jane Alexander, actress and former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, criticized Jindal after his interview on Larry King Live. “Well what he doesn’t understand is that $50 million goes directly ... as a grant to organizations which employ people,” Alexander said. “It’s quick, and it’s a system that works beautifully, and it’s done within a year.” Supporters were hoping to not only change the mind of Jindal but also the House Appropriations Committee, which is meeting today to discuss the proposed budget cuts.
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around on a lot of them. He was snapping out of his early-season throwing his fastball right by us slump and went 2-for-4. run by Honeck. a lot.” The Crestview, Fla., native’s LSU ﬁred back in the second Honeck struck again in a four- performance followed up a 5-ofinning with a two-RBI single by run Tulane rally in 11 and ﬁve-RBI freshman third baseman Tyler the bottom of the weekend against Hanover to push within a run. ﬁfth and ripped a Ole Miss. The run support allowed LSU double into right Dean hit ﬁfth freshman Chris Matulis to settle ﬁeld off Cain that in the LSU batting down and pitch scoreless second scored senior secorder against the and third innings before being ond baseman Seth Green Wave with replaced by senior Nolan Cain in Henry to give TuLoup being a leftthe bottom of the fourth inning. lane a 7-2 lead. handed pitcher. Paul Mainieri Matulis’ outing was his shortFreshman “He’s been LSU baseball coach est of the season. catcher Jeremy scufﬂing, so I “I can’t tell you why he strug- Schaffer also had wanted to take gled, but he didn’t pitch very well an RBI single in the inning, and some pressure off of him,” Mainthough,” Mainieri senior right ﬁeld- ieri said. “But he’s getting his said. “That’s just er Drew Allain stroke back, and you can see that the bottom line. capped the rally now. That’s going to be a big I was expecting with a two-RBI boost for our team.” more and was single. Despite the loss, Mainieri hoping for more, The Wave said he was proud of the effort his but he just didn’t added a run in the team showed in its comeback. pitch very well.” sixth inning on “Our kids battled hard, and Tulane starter a sacriﬁce ﬂy by we got ourselves in position to Paul Mainieri Aaron Loup also Schaffer before win the game,” he said. “I’m very LSU baseball coach settled in after the LSU late-in- proud of the effort.” early jitters and ning rally. pitched 6 2/3 innings and allowed One bright spot of the game four runs. for the Tigers was the play of juContact Casey Gisclair at “He threw a lot of strikes,” nior outﬁelder Blake Dean. Mainieri said. “And we didn’t get Dean again showed signs of email@example.com
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‘Our kids battled hard, and we got ourselves in position to win the game.’
‘I can’t tell you why he struggled, but [Matulis] didn’t pitch very well.’
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recruit, point guard John Wall, was also reported to be leaning toward Memphis. “What I would hope is all the players that signed at Memphis will go to Memphis,” Calipari said at his introductory press conference at Kentucky. Speculation also arose that some of Calipari’s current players would follow him to Kentucky. “When I talked to every player on the Memphis team, ... [I said] ‘let [Memphis] hire a coach, then look at things, but you’re going to be ﬁne,’” Calipari said. “I told two of them, ‘You’ll be the best player on the team. Why would you think about anything else? You got to sit out.’” Calipari also said he plans to evaluate the recruits committed to Kentucky. “I will watch every one of those kids play, and then I’ll be honest with them,” Calipari said. “If they’re good enough to play here and help us win national titles, I want you here. If they’re not, I’m going to tell them. I’m just going to be honest.” Students still feel LSU has a legitimate chance at success despite the coaching hires and losing ﬁve seniors. “I feel like we still have a pretty strong team,” Hughes said. Talbot said he feels LSU will recoup the loss of the seniors through recruiting. “They’re going to be hurting, but I think they’ll ﬁll up the gaps pretty soon,” Talbot said. Grant enters his fourth year as a head coach and leaves a program that has won at least 24 games and a conference championship every year he was there. While LSU students didn’t seem familiar with him, they believe he can also turn The Tide. “He should have a positive impact on them,” Hughes said. “But I don’t think we should be worried.” Contact Amos Morale at firstname.lastname@example.org
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March 26 doubleheader with Mississippi Valley State was canceled because of damage done to Tiger Park by the severe weather that hit Baton Rouge last week. LSU returns to Southeastern Conference action Saturday against No. 13 Tennessee. The series will
PAGE 15 be LSU’s ﬁrst home games since a doubleheader with No. 5 Alabama on March 18. “It feels like we haven’t had a game at Tiger Park in a year,” Girouard said. Contact David Helman at email@example.com
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FREEMAN OF SPEECH
Gov. Jindal attacks Louisiana art, culture with cuts
Louisiana wouldn’t be Louisiana without music and culture. Arguably, no place possesses its uniqueness without some semblance of culture, but this state — and more specifically, New Orleans — wouldn’t be home to some of the greatest music, art and culture the world has ever known. Obviously, Gov. Bobby Jindal either has no rhythm or has never been to Jazz Fest. The biggest travesty to ever hit the state made itself known through Jindal’s 2009-2010 budget, which includes a debilitating 83 percent cut to a grants program that aids small arts programs across the state, along with a 31 percent cut to another program that assists local symphonies and theaters, according to The Monroe News Star. The arts community wouldn’t let this stand, and they made their voices heard the best way Louisianians know how.
Hundreds of people took to the streets Wednesday in what was dubbed a “jazz funeral for Louisiana arts and culture.” Beginning in Lafayette Park, armed with drums, guitars and voices, the crowd mournfully danced through the streets and in front of the state Capitol in protest of the funeral of what makes Jindal’s home state as incomparable as it is. In total numbers, the 83 percent cut seems small — a reduction from $3 million in funding to a little more than $500,000 — considering the $239 million expected cut in higher education. But this struck a chord with Louisiana residents, who decided to do something about it. Susan Brunner, art gallery owner and chair of the Louisiana Partnership for the Arts, told The News Star the 31 percent cut — $798,628 — from the $2.4 million Statewide Arts Grants would have
a $4.8 million negative impact on state finances, while the arts and culture activities provide jobs to 144,000 people. “It shows what a huge impact culture has on Louisiana,” Brunner said. “We bring money to the state. We’re the Eric Freeman Jr. second largest employer in the Columnist state. There’s a $10 billion industry at stake.” Ten billion dollars says Jindal’s never heard the Rebirth Brass Band rock Tipitina’s until four in the morning. I doubt he’s ever even heard of Dr. John. The governor doesn’t know what makes his state thrive. It isn’t the work ethic or the empowerment of working-class citizens.
Jazz great Wynton Marsalis knows what makes it unique, as he, along with pop legend Linda Ronstadt and opera singer Josh Groban, lobbied Congress on Tuesday for $200 million in funding for the National Endowment for the Arts. For Marsalis, in the world of music, basic rules of math and science are out the window. “One plus one equals three — me, you and the two of us together,” Marsalis told The Times-Picayune last week. “I’ve got my thing, you’ve got your thing and we come together.”It’s that intangible feeling we get whenever we go to Mardi Gras, dance in the rain or listen to anything from Fats Domino to the Funky Meters. The jazz funeral shows our dedication to the lifeblood of our culture. Joyfully combining the sadness of losing a fellow friend with the greatness of knowing that person in the first place, jazz funerals
are our way of saluting our dearly departed by saying, “It’s sad to see you go, but we loved having you here.” Our music and culture are adventures in self-discovery, consuming our souls and spirits into one mean expression of life and heritage that will never be taken from us, no matter how big the budget cut. Louis Armstrong once said, “My whole life, my whole soul, my whole spirit is to blow that horn.” If Jindal knew anything about that, he would get off his high horse, stop trying to please his own supporters and show some real dedication to the state that elected him. Eric Freeman, Jr. is a 22-year-old political science junior from New Orleans. Contact Eric Freeman Jr. at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Frat broskies offer the story of a lost generation In the past two years of my college experience, only one particular group of people has genuinely disturbed me. Frat boys. Generally speaking, a frat boy is any Greek member who invests his entire identity into his fraternity. More practical definitions of “frat boy” can be found at Urbandictionary.com, or by consulting the fat sorority girl nearest you. Let me clarify. The term “frat boy” does not represent every fraternity member. Most fraternity members are normal because they realize fraternal obsession is about as admirable as recycling used condoms. But if you’re reading this column because you pitched a tent when you saw the word “broskie” in the headline, don’t flatter yourself into thinking you’re an exception. Like guys who wear their high school letter jackets, diehard fraternity members have always been a
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source of comic relief on campus. But lately the frat boy cliché has been degraded from pathetic stereotype to sick joke. This doesn’t mean athletes fall into the frat boy category because they dress alike. I’ll be glad to respect frat boys’ unique dressing preferences and inherited exclusivity the day they actually achieve something other than their required community service. Because chasing 16-year-old women at Reggie’s doesn’t equate to winning a championship or accomplishing anything substantial. To understand the frat boy problem, one must identify its origin. The Greek de-evolution typically starts during rush. Hazing and overindulgence have always been hot topics during initiation. Five Greek organizations are either under probation or suspension at the University, according to Greek Life Organizational Status. In the past decade there have been at least
46 documented cases of punitive action taken against all Greek organizations. Many believe these clubs should be culpable for their irresponsibility and should face stricter regulation. Further restriction may address the symptoms, but it won’t fix the underlying difficulty. The problem isn’t the concept of fraternity — it’s the perversion of Scott Burns principle. Columnist Fraternities were intended to hold their members to a higher standard, both academically and socially. My gripe isn’t with the idea of fraternity — it’s with the battle some members wage against individuality. Mixing insecure teenagers with emotionally bare, sexually deprived “mentors” isn’t a healthy combina-
tion. What you get is an assembly line of blind followers instead of a group of well-equipped leaders. Most fraternities operate respectably and offer their members a decent service. These groups shouldn’t be undermined by the few that represent their cause dishonorably. Diversity is one of the characteristics that makes college campuses special. Unfortunately, it seems more students are being placed on the assembly line and molded into indistinguishable caricatures of each other. Most Greeks realize fraternity shouldn’t exclude individuality. Pledges can maintain their individuality so long as their entire identity isn’t rooted in a fraternity. The same logic applies to any other social group. Students can take many avenues to gain a sense of camaraderie. Regardless of the route, the price for acceptance should never
outweigh the value of self-identity. What you do and which group you join shouldn’t define who you are. Part of the maturity process involves staking your ground as an individual and not letting others sculpt your character. There will always be the select few who feel the only way they can be accepted is by submitting to the crowd. When ordinary people pay money for friends, we call them pathetic. When a group of collegiates pay for friends, we call them frat boys. If you have to pay money to make friends, you better make sure they’re worth the price.
budget cuts Louisiana universities are experiencing; however, I have not heard much more than complaining. If we really care about what happens to higher education in Louisiana, then shouldn’t we be
doing something to save it? I encourage every student in Louisiana to contact the state legislature every few days to remind them that we want education to be one of the last things they cut. If we have time to text or get
on Facebook, then we have time to call or email our representatives and senators! Why are we, students, of all people, being so apathetic?
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QUOTE OF THE DAY “Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.”
Samuel Butler English author Dec. 4, 1834 - June 18, 1902
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Second Life benefits commerce, aids networking Second Life is an online social networking community, one which allows you to buy virtual property, sell virtual clothes, network with other users and act out impossible fantasies — all through a digital representation of yourself called an “avatar.” Since its creation in 2003, this phenomenon has exploded across the Internet. True to its real world counterpart, Second Life is riddled with subcultures that mirror humanity in a dramatic, transparent way. While many use the site as a perverse form of entertainment, other users spend their time in virtual cafes chatting about philosophy, politics and current events. “Second Life allows me to connect with other people easily,” Second Life user Evangeline Ametza said. “And this is far better than regular chat because Second Life mimics the real world. You feel like you’re
really there with everyone.” It sounds perfectly harmless and even constructive, Ametza added. But she admitted there is “a darker side to Second Life, just as there is in real life.” The “darker side” becomes visible once you check the “show mature” box on the Second Life search engine. Most mature areas are usually marked by one of two things — they either feature explicit sex or explicit violence. The former is the most prominent, especially when it comes to making money in Second Life. It comes as no surprise that Second Life’s sex industry is thriving. Sex already sells well in real life, which is fraught with inhibitions and taboo, so it’s only natural virtual sex would sell even more, given the anonymous and uninhibited nature of the transactions. To understand the lure, you
simply have to understand one of the most basic facets of human nature. We tend to respond to pleasure. That response is more dramatic in an emotionally vulnerable individual. Therefore, while an emotionally sound person may play Second Life and find it dull, an emotionally unstable person may play Linnie Leavines it obsessively and consequentColumnist ly blur the lines between fantasy and reality. Take the case of Ric Hoogestraat for example. Hoogestraat became increasingly obsessed with Second Life to the point of neglecting his real life. He eventually met a redheaded avatar, fell in love with her and asked her to be his virtual wife. His real wife was not amused.
“Everybody has their hobbies, but when it’s from six in the morning until two in the morning, that’s not a hobby, that’s your life,” Hoogestraat’s wife said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. However, Second Life should not be written off completely because of a few obsessive individuals. This virtual world has allowed for new kinds of research and commerce, a development which caught the attention of LSU. The University’s Center for Computation and Technology launched an impressively accurate replica of the campus to serve as a base for students’ digital work. User Komoda Kalamunda, who is a sophomore at the University, showcases her artwork on Second Life to rake in a little cash each month. Her avatar has had its share of strange adventures, one which entailed her getting pregnant by spiders
and unicorns simultaneously. But she says her true purpose in Second Life is more serious. She networks with fellow artists to better understand the blurring of fantasy and reality as part of her independent research. Researchers like Kalamunda maintain Second Life as a meeting place for intelligent discourse, rather than a breeding ground for perversion. Because Second Life is not bound by time or space, it is ideal for furthering research and commerce for users willing to invest their time and talent. Linnie Leavines is an 18-year-old mass communication freshman from Central City.
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New policies necessary today to avoid nuclear future AIX-EN-PROVENCE, FRANCE — Saturday marked the 30th anniversary of the Three Mile Island incident, the largest American nuclear disaster, resulting in a partial core meltdown, nuclear contamination and an end to nuclear expansion in the U.S. But in recent months federal officials have received 26 applications to build nuclear plants — the first since the disaster — across the country. Louisiana is on the list — in September, Entergy was among the utility companies who sought permission for new reactors, requesting a permit to build at the same site as its River Bend power plant in St. Francisville. During the same time America shied from nukes, many European countries continued erecting reactors with iconic cooling towers. The most wholehearted adoption of nuclear energy though has been from the French, who derive roughly 80 percent of their energy from nuclear reactions. For Louisiana — on par with the national average — approximately 20 percent of its power comes from its two nuclear plants. The new calls for nuclear plants are overwhelming. Utilities have pushed nuclear power as a response to growing concern about global warming. At the 2008 Republican National Convention the “drill baby, drill” mantra was accompanied by a call for more nuclear power. And Americans give it the nod — a recent Gallup poll found 59 percent of Americans favor nuclear power. But like its carbon-based cousin, the cheer for nuclear power displays the prevalence of short-sighted thinking that has kept big energy
companies in business and America from responsible energy policy. Nuclear is not an ideal source of energy. Nuclear plants don’t produce carbon directly. Extracting and enriching the uranium does. And while few consider Chernobyl-like catastrophes a possibility today given new technology, building standards and regulations, there are many other possible Mark Macmurdo dangers to nuColumnist clear power. Opponents paint nuclear energy as a threat to national security, citing theft of nuclear materials or attacks on plants. Although some nuclear fuel can be reprocessed or stored on site, what ultimately becomes of the waste has been a problem generating no consensus. Earlier this month the Obama Administration announced its opposition to the controversial Yucca Mountain waste repository, charging Energy Secretary Steven Chu with the task of finding some alternative. Good luck with that one, Chu. You can’t build a Wal-Mart in the U.S. without inciting a protest. Besides the obvious environmental woes, there is the “lock-in” cost of building new nuclear plants. While they cost tons of money to build, they are relatively inexpensive to operate because of their fuel source. This means in the 10 to 15 years it takes to get these plants operational — when the price of alternative energies drops — nuclear will still be competitive alongside clearly superior renewable technologies,
undercutting their implementation. And with all new plants commanding a government backed return to investment for utilities, taxpayers will be on the hook. Relative to fossil fuels, nuclear is a better option. And we should do what’s best for the environment now — but not at the expense of the long term. That’s been America’s story for too long. If given serious government
support — by way of proper tax breaks, money-back guarantees (like those already afforded to nuclear projects), quotas and research grants — in the coming years the costs of alternative energy sources will fall dramatically, making them competitive when the plants being built today finally go online. But we have to start today. This means instituting aggressive policies now, so that clean
energy’s success — and nuclear power’s death — are guaranteed. Mark Macmurdo is a 22-year-old history and economics senior.
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