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Volume 127 · No. 6
Lead by two pre-season All-Americans, LSU’s defence is expected to return to dominance in 2018, despite some newcomers, page 2
OPINION Families of drunk driving victims raise awarenes for Louisiana’s poor prevention laws, page 3
LSU begins process of enacting new Greek Life policies, page 3
“How are trans actors going to gain any recognition if they are never even given the opportunity to audition for their own roles?” page 7
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LSU defense again boasts talent, athleticism BY GLEN WEST @glenwest21 LSU will sport an impressive defensive lineup, ripe with depth and athleticism, in defensive coordinator Dave Aranda’s third season in Baton Rouge. Aranda was pursued heavily by Texas A&M and new head coach Jimbo Fisher, but elected to stay, earning a four-year, $2.5 million contract extension in the process. The two anchors of the defense, junior linebacker Devin White and sophomore cornerback Greedy Williams, will look to build on All-SEC seasons in 2017, with both being projected by multiple outlets as first-round picks in the 2019 NFL Draft. White never left the screen last year, compiling a team leading 133 total tackles, 14 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks. The next closest Tiger in tackles was LaCouture, who compiled 66 total tackles his senior year. Williams was equally impressive in his freshman year, not allowing a single touchdown in coverage with an SECleading six interceptions and 38 tackles on the year. “Greedy has all the ability in the world, and he’s got confidence,” Aranda said. “The stage is never too big for him, and I’m just excited about what the future holds for Greedy.” White and Williams have received numerous accolades leading up to the 2018 season, including being listed as preseason First Team All-Americans by Sporting News. The Tigers have some replacing to do up front after losing vocal leader Christian LaCouture and team sack leader from the 2017 season, Greg Gilmore. Returning for the Tigers are juniors Rashard Lawrence and Ed Alexander and sophomores Glen Logan and Neil Farrell Jr. Lawrence, Alexander and Logan all received heavy playing time last season, each making appearances in 10 games. All four, including Farrell, should push for starting roles this season and, at the very least, receive abundant playing time. LSU will also add junior defensive end transfer Breidan Fehoko to the mix, who will challenge for a starting spot on the roster. Fehoko transferred from Texas Tech and was forced to sit out the 2017 season after being a highly-coveted prospect in 2015. Aranda said the defensive front has the possibility of being one of the best fronts in college football next year. “I’m excited for this group,” Aranda said. “We have the depth and the talent, and it’s just about getting everyone on the same page. We now have
I’m excited for this group. We have the depth and the talent, and it’s just about getting everyone on the same page. DAVE ARANDA
LSU defensive coordinator the ability to rotate a lot of guys, whether a team goes big or small.” The linebacking core brings depth and experience to the middle of the defense with White being front and center. Returning are sophomore edge rushers K’Lavon Chaisson, Ray Thornton and Andre Anthony. Chaisson received the most playing time last year, compiling 27 tackles, with two sacks and 4.5 tackles for loss. Aranda has lauded the work Chaisson has put in, and it showed in the spring game when the sophomore was unstoppable with his quickness off the edge. Thornton appeared in six games in 2017 for the Tigers with 10 tackles on the season, while Anthony spent time on the practice squad. As far as inside linebackers are concerned, Devin White has one spot firmly locked up, but the emergence of sophomore Patrick Queen, Aranda said, might be able to spell
White a few series. “Devin played just about every snap last year,” Aranda said. “We’re still building that group up. Along with depth, we have to be able to execute. They need to be fundamental masters of their positions.” Also returning this year is sophomore Jacob Phillips ith 18 total tackles last season, junior Michael Divinity with 15 tackles, a sack and two fumble recoveries in 2017, and sophomore Tyler Taylor, who racked up 34 total tackles and 1.5 sacks as a freshman. The LSU secondary always seems stockpiled with talent, with Williams in the forefront of a unit. Yet, there are some questions to answer heading into fall. The secondary lost juniors Donte Jackson and Kevin Toliver to the pros after the 2017 season. Williams is expected to fill one of the outside corner positions, but the other slot remains wide open.
Sophomore Kary Vincent Jr. and senior transfer Terrence Alexander are two names that will be pushing hard for the outside slot. Alexander is a Stanford transfer who committed to LSU after a medical redshirt year allowed him one year of eligibility. Alexander made 57 tackles and one interception in his career at Stanford. Vincent Jr. appeared in 11 games, making three starts in 2017 with nine tackles and one interception. Vincent was the first name to come to Aranda’s mind about the competition at the cornerback slot. “That’s a guy that’s got a lot of explosiveness,” Aranda said. “He’s coming off of a year where he was able to play some, and I think he’s got some ability to conceptualize a defense and know the ins and outs of it.” At safety, starters Grant Delpit and John Battle are returning as the leaders to win the jobs. Delpit appeared in all 13 games for the Tigers last season, with 60 tackles, including 3.5 for a loss with one interception. Battle started all 12 games he appeared in and made 61 tackles, with one interception in 2017. Behind Delpit and Battle include senior Ed Paris and sophomores JaCoby Stevens and Eric Monroe. If the 2018 defensive squad can come together as Aranda hopes, LSU fans could be in for a stout squad with plenty of depth and lots of playmaking.
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News GREEK GUIDELINES New policies signify new era in LSU Greek Life BY ABBIE SHULL @AbbieL J
n just over a month, incoming freshmen will have the opportunity to join LSU Greek Life through IFC and PHC recruitment. New members might not notice the slight changes to the Greek Life system, but there’s no doubt they’ll be familiar with why the changes have happened. On Sept. 14, LSU freshmen Maxwell Gruver was killed during a hazing ritual at Phi Delta Theta fraternity. The aftermath of his death rocked the University and the Greek Life system at the University and across the state. LSU President F. King Alexander approved 28 recommendations from the Task Force on Greek Life on Feb. 28, which were then revised by the implementation committee, who also reviewed and revised
existing policies, according the LSU Media Relations director Ernie Ballard. The implementation committee finished their work on June 15, but the policies have to go through a review and approval process before Alexander signs off on them, according to Ballard. A statement on the President’s Task Force on Greek Life website said, “these documents are now going through the university’s administrative approval process and will be posted...once they become official.” According to the website, the University expects these policies to be posted by July 15. Ballard said the University approval process is different depending on the type of policy. For permanent memorandums, the implementation
committee reviews the policy and then it is sent statewide to LSU system chancellors who then provide feedback on the policy as it relates to their campuses. For policy statements, such as PS-78, the University’s alcohol and drug policy, after the committee finished their revisions the various LSU - Baton Rouge deans review the policy and provide feedback. Finally, Alexander will sign off on any changes to both policy statements and permanent memorandums. Ballard said the LSU Student Code of Conduct is also being revised, those changes are set to go into effect on Aug. 1. One of the more dramatic changes being implemented is a change to PS-78. On Feb. 28, after Alexander accepted the task force’s recommendations, the
see GREEK LIFE, page 5
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Remembering Howard Arceneaux STAFF REPORTS @lsureveille On July 5, former LSU adjunct professor and Reveille and Gumbo adviser Howard Arceneaux lost a short battle with cancer. Arceneaux worked with LSU Student Media from 1998 to 2005. During his tenure, The Daily Reveille covered historic events including the Iraq War and LSU’s first football national championship in 45 years. Pat Parish, who was the Associate Director of Student Media when Arceneaux served as adviser, said his commitment to helping students learn made him a valuable instructor. “Howard loved watching the students learn,” Parish said. “He gave lively presentations for workshops and classroom lectures. He had a natural talent for keeping students interested. Howard’s big smile brightened the Student Media offices for many years. All of us who worked at Student Media during those years extend our deepest sympathy to his family.” Current Student Media Director John Friscia came to the University in 1999 as a radio engineer for KLSU. “Howard helped me acclimate to the campus life,” Friscia said. “I had not been in higher education.
see HOWARD, page 5
Louisiana searches for solution to drunk driving epidemic BY HAYLEE ELDRIDGE Manship School News Service Watching his 5-year-old son play basketball was what Jeremy Scott McGuire most looked forward to when returning home from a business trip in Miami. “He was like the manliest guy, but he was also like Mr. Mom,” said Kelley Dair, McGuire’s twin sister. McGuire was 41 at the time, and his family called him Scott. He was a Homeland Security special agent living in New Orleans with his wife and son. He worked undercover out of the local office. In January 2016, McGuire and his boss traveled to Miami for three to four days to work on a special case, and they were constantly going from meeting to meeting. Before leaving for his trip, McGuire made sure to prepare meals for his family and to lay out his son’s clothes for the days he would be gone.
“He loved his family,” Dair said. “His son was his life.” One night at South Beach, after a dinner meeting, McGuire and his boss were hailing a cab when a 21-year-old woman plowed into them and fled the scene, leaving behind only the side view mirror from her car. Scott never got the chance to watch his son play basketball because she did not see that the two-lane road merged into one. In 2016, alcohol-impaireddriving incidents accounted for about 10,497 deaths in the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. However, because DWI laws are written by each individual state, the number of incidents in each one varies. In 2017, Arizona was ranked first for having the strictest laws in the country, whereas Ohio was ranked 49th. Arizona had 2,912 alcohol related deaths between 2003 and 2012,
and Ohio had 3,637. Senior Trooper Bryan Lee with Louisiana State Police said that they have seen a gradual decline in alcohol related fatalities, but they are still occurring at an alarming rate. According to the Louisiana Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) Crash Dashboard, there were 306 alcohol-related crashes resulting in 333 deaths in 2016. That number decreased in 2017 by about 6.9 percent. However, the number of deaths was still high, totaling 309. Lee said the main factor in alcohol-related fatalities is the lack of responsibility by those that choose to drink and drive. “This is an issue that is 100 percent preventable,” said Mothers Against Drunk Driving Louisiana Program Director Valerie Cox. “We are not looking for a cure because the cure is already
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page 5 GREEK LIFE, from page 3 University implemented a ban on hard alcohol and common source alcohol at all registered Greek Life events, including tailgates and all social events. Ballard said PS-78 already included a ban on common source alcohol, such as kegs, but the new policy includes a ban on hard alcohol at all on- and off-campus events. Also included in the revised PS-78, will be a new rule for
DRUNK DRIVING, from page 3 cure is already here.” Cox said that MADD does not care that people go out and drink. She said MADD only cares that people get behind the wheel of a vehicle after drinking. MADD’s mission is to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support victims of these crimes and prevent underage drinking, according to the MADD website. Dair is one of 840,000 victims that MADD has served since their founding in 1980, and deaths from drunk driving have reduced by 50 percent. MADD’s job is not done until there are no deaths. “One loss to drunk driving or impaired driving is one life too many,” Cox said. In 2007, Paula Zachary from Amite, Louisiana, lost her son, Brandon Zachary, in a drunk driving accident. Brandon was 19 years old and had just finished his first year at Southeastern Louisiana University. After getting off of work, he called his mom and told her he was going out with some friends in Hammond and would not be coming home. Paula said her “mother’s intuition” kicked in, and she told Brandon to come home, but he said he would be fine. Brandon decided to go visit an ex-roommate in Zachary after going out with his friends; however, he never made it. After falling asleep at the wheel, he hit a culvert and then a utility pole, and the pole crashed on top of his car. Responders found him with a faint pulse, but Brandon bled to death on the way to the hospital. His blood alcohol content was .19. “He will forever be 19 to me,” Paula said. This past March, Brandon would have been 30 years old. Paula is now a volunteer with MADD and tries to bring awareness as much as she can and to as many places she can because, she said, it’s not always the other guy. Paula said if people decide to drink, they should make a plan before. She also said for every decision made, there is a consequence, and that decision is up to each individual person. MADD argues that raising awareness is one of the most critical ways to reduce drinking and driving. They offer several programs to help victims, educate the public and spread awareness. These include victim panels, court monitoring, classes and handbooks for parents and public service announcements. The main objective of a PSA is to raise awareness, or to change
official LSU fraternity tailgates. In the past, Greek chapters have set up their tailgates on the Parade Ground. Starting with the 2018 football season, fraternities must restrict their tailgates to chapter houses and restrict alcohol and non-member guests to common areas during such events. There will also be a limit of three non-member guests for every member in attendance. Another policy being implemented by the committee is the public attitudes towards a social issue. However, according to an article written by Catherine E. Goodall and Michael D. Slater in the Communication Research Journal, a study suggests that PSAs have failed to resonate with young adults, whereas alcohol advertisements resonate highly with young adults. Recently, some students at four different high schools in Ascension Parish, put out their own PSA about the risks of drinking and driving around prom season in the hopes to raise awareness and relate to a younger audience. MADD strongly supported the PSA. The PSA campaign aimed to remind students to make smart decisions, and that one bad decision could ruin their future. “Kids are going to relate to other kids promoting it more than they would seeing us on TV talking about it,” Cox said. In all 50 states, the blood alcohol concentration limit for people 21 years old and over is .08. Louisiana also has a zero tolerance law that makes it illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to drive with a BAC of at least .02. DWI Task Force Sgt. Arthur Munoz, of the Baton Rouge Police Department, said he has arrested people as young as 15 and as old as 82 for DWIs. He said he does not believe people think they will get caught, and they do not put enough thought into their actions. “It’s the attitude,” Munoz said. “I don’t think they think about the consequences.” Munoz had a nephew visit him from California who had received a DWI about a year earlier. He said his nephew believed that he drove better after drinking because he concentrated more on his driving. Two months later, he said his nephew received another DWI. “So much for that theory,” Munoz said. DWI checkpoints, or sobriety checkpoints, are one of the most effective preventative measures, Munoz said, because they put fear into peoples’ heads. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a study found that checkpoints reduced alcohol-related fatal, injury and property damage crashes each by about 20 percent. Some people have claimed that the checkpoints infringe on their civil rights, and this idea was taken all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, which ultimately left it up to each state to determine. Louisiana is one of the states that allow these checkpoints to take place. “It’s a public highway
creation of a web portal, curated by the Office of Greek Life, as a source of information for potential pledges, their families and the general public. The portal will provide “transparent, credible and objective” information including a rolling five-year history of adjudicated chapter disciplinary matters. It will also include educational metrics such as chapter GPA, current membership contracts and a link to the organizations’ drug and alcohol policies.
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 HOWARD, from page 3 Howard helped me make that transition so I didn’t feel awkward or out of place. He was down to Earth and the students really appreciated that.” After LSU, Arceneaux was a sports columnist and government reporter for The St. Francisville Democrat, which is now part of The Advocate. According to his obituary, Arceneaux also published
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In 2016, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) gave Louisiana a score of 2.5 out of 5 for its drinking and driving laws, compared to Mississippi’s 4.5 out of 5. governed by the state,” Munoz said, “so it’s not against your civil rights.” Munoz said he thinks Louisiana’s DWI laws are too relaxed, and he has compared Louisiana’s laws to other states — mainly California, where he is from. He said in California, first time offenders will receive community service on weekends for up to a year, whereas in Louisiana, its only 32 hours of community service for first offenders. According to MADD, in 2016 Louisiana scored a 2.5 out of 5 for its drinking and driving laws. Its national ranking was 32 with 30 percent of total traffic fatalities caused by drunk driving. Mississippi ranked first for its laws and scored a 4.5 with MADD. Only 19 percent of its traffic fatalities were from drunk driving. Munoz said it is ludicrous how 18- to 20-year-olds are allowed to go into a bar when they are not old enough to legally drink. He also said just because it is legal for an underage person to drink with their parent or guardian at home, it does not make it right. “I think it’s responsibility,” Munoz said. “Some people are responsible, some are not.” Cox said she thinks the laws are great, but sometimes they are not enforced. For example, the interlock ignition laws — that MADD is currently trying to strengthen — allow a judge to make an offender install this device into their vehicle, but it is not mandatory. An ignition interlock device is a breathalyzer installed in a DWI offender’s vehicle that prevents them from starting their vehicle if their BAC is over the legal limit. According to MADD, Louisiana’s
laws could improve if ignition interlocks were available to first time offenders upon arrest. MADD is currently working on a law where if someone is arrested for DWI and wants a hardship license, even before going to court, they have to get the ignition interlock device installed in their vehicle. Cox said this law is going to make a difference. “It needs to be known that there will be consequences,” she said. “We are trying to save lives and that life could be yours, your loved one’s or a friend’s.” Something that might contribute to Louisiana’s high rate is the state’s drive-thru daiquiri shops. Although drinking and driving is illegal across the country, Louisiana allows people to conveniently purchase daiquiris without leaving their vehicle. “Totally, totally ridiculous,” Cox said. The open container law in Louisiana prohibits the driver of a vehicle and the passengers from having an open container of an alcoholic beverage while operating the vehicle on a public highway or right of way. The drink must have a closed lid and no straw. Cox and Munoz both said they wonder how many people actually wait until they get to their destination to drink their daiquiris. Munoz said it is very difficult to monitor the open container law because as police officers, they do not have a right to stop someone they see drinking from a plastic foam cup because it might be a Diet Coke. Attorney Julie Baxter Payer, said that legislatures have heard from several people directly
two monthly magazines, Livingston/Zachary Business and Real Estate Journals, to spotlight small businesses and events in West Feliciana. Arceneaux also served as a public relations consultant for the West Feliciana Parish Hospital and the West Feliciana Parish schools. “Any time he could chip in and help, he would,” Friscia said. “That’s just the kind of guy he was.” impacted by impaired driving, but have also heard from several people and businesses that sell alcohol. Payer said there needs to be a balance between an individual’s interest to be able to control their own personal life and society’s interest of not wanting people needlessly being harmed. On April 8 a man and woman were killed in a crash after being hit by a driver who ran a red light in Baton Rouge. Gatveyea and Jonathan Williams were driving in the early morning when the accident happened and Munoz said he assumes they were on a date. The couple was driving northbound on Sherwood Forest and they had a green light, but the drunk driver going eastbound failed to stop at the red light. He had a BAC of .19 at the time of the crash and he survived. The Williams’ leave behind two young children. “I don’t believe people consider all of those things before they get behind the wheel,” Munoz said. As Lee, Cox and Munoz said, it all comes down to responsibility. Cox said people should make sure they have a plan in place before taking that first sip, whether it is an Uber, a taxi or a designated driver. “It can happen to anybody,” Paula said. She also said she doesn’t want to see what happened to her son happen to anyone else. Scott McGuire was in a coma for eight or nine days after the incident, which Dair said was somewhat of a blessing because they were able to see him alive. However, she did not want to get her hopes up like the rest of her family, just to be let down. Dair said there was evidence that the woman and her friends discussed getting an Uber, but decided against it. “$20 could have saved my brother’s life,” she said. Both Dair and Paula volunteer with MADD in memory of their loved ones and share their stories to help reduce the number of fatalities caused by drunk driving. Although the number is declining, MADD says the job is not done until there are zero deaths from this preventable epidemic. “He may not be here, but he’s here,” Paula said as she pointed to her heart. Dair said people should imagine the person they love most in life no longer being around before getting behind the wheel of a vehicle impaired. “The cure is already here and it is within each of us,” Cox said. “Be responsible.”
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the Rarest of Them All. The only real complaint that I’m left with as Tillman croons his final lines on the closer, We’re Only People, is that there isn’t more, the album clocking in at only thirty-eight minutes-- though, admittedly, I was perhaps a little spoiled by the over hour-long runtime of his previous album. ARIEL PINK, TRANCE In conclusion, the BITE moodyMARX and FARMERS, brutally honest God’s Favorite CusTIPITINA’S (NOLA) tomer is yet another great release from Father John Misty that further 9 P.M. cements his place among singersongwriters as one of the most consistent and evocative in the scene.
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REVIEW BY DJ LEVIATHAN HOST OF THE HEAVIEST MATTER IN THE UNIVERSE, TUESDAY 11PM-1AM (METAL) Australian outfit Ne Obliviscaris returns to the forefront of extreme metal with one of the most anticipated album releases of the year. “Urn,” the band’s third record, continues the group’s previous blending of both harsh and clean vocals. The formerly radical feature stemming from the ‘90s has now become an almost exhaustive trope within the genre. However, Xenoyr does display some of the finest harsh vocals in the entire scene. Xenoyr’s performance is once again extraordinary. His guttural, yet coherent growls are worthy of the adoration of his musical peers. Meanwhile, his shriller sounds represent a beautiful blend of black and death metal vocals.
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Charles’ growing role as both a vocalist and instrumentalist, the album signifies a less impressive retread of “Portal of I” (2012) and “Citadel” (2014). The compositions are extensive and given room to develop, but there isn’t anything groundbreaking to witness. A progressive metal band that fails to “progress” inevitably betrays the very appeal of their act. Though not as intriguing as its predecessors, “Urn” remains an album that should conjure up many favorable impressions by those unfamiliar with Ne Obliviscaris’ work.
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Darren Korb is an American video game composer and songwriter best known for his work with Supergiant Games, the developers of Bastion, Transistor, and Pyre. Korb worked on Bastion with childhood friend and Supergiant Games co-founder Amir Rao. A well-received game, Bastion’s soundtrack was described by Korb to be “acoustic frontier hip-hop”. He returned 3 years later to work on Transistor where he described the music as “old-world electronic post-rock.” Korb worked with vocalist Ashley Barret on both projects to rave reviews.
Even fair-weather fans of punk know the huge influence left on the genre by hardcore legends Black Flag. This week on More Than Noise, hear rare recordings from the band’s early compilation “Everything Went Black,” released in 1982. The album captures the essence of Black Flag’s early sound before Henry Rollins signed on to the project in ‘81. Keith Morris’s vocal is raw, messy, and half-drunk -- three words that encapsulate the advent of SoCal hardcore.
“Geodesy” is the debut EP by live mathtronica duo Ssighborggg. A joint venture between South Korea and the United States, the two members of Ssighborggg bridge their geographic boundary by mashing together synth fueled IDM beats with polyrhythmic math rock goodness. “Geodesy” clocks in at just four songs, but each track is filled with enough progressive energy to take up an entire album by itself. The duo constantly changes gears and engages radically different compositional styles seamlessly. “Geodesy” is the perfect album to compromise the artificial anger of IDM with the unhinged carefreeness of math rock.
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Scarlett Johansson, among other cis actors, unfit for trans roles HAN-SPLAINING HANNAH KLEINPETER @0728hannah Announcement of the casting for “Rub & Tug,” an upcoming movie depicting the real-life transgender man Dante “Tex” Gill, has sparked controversy among critics and LGBTQ activists alike. Actress Scarlett Johansson is set to portray Gill, who ran a Pittsburgh crime ring in the 70s. Rather than facing criticism of the role directly, Johannson pointed to Jared Leto, Jeffrey Tambor and Felicity Huffman – actors who’ve similarly portrayed trans characters in film. Rather than acknowledge the struggles of the trans community and their fight for representation, she chose to deflect blame to other problematic portrayals. Dispersing the blame does not lessen it. Just because previous films have used analogous casting tactics to trans-erase and whitewash films does not make
it any less damaging in the present. To make matters worse, this isn’t the first time Johansson has come under fire for accepting a controversial role. In 2017, she starred in the remake of “Ghost in the Shell,” causing many to question why a white woman was chosen to portray a Japanese character. The film’s director Rupert Sanders is also directing “Rub & Tug.” Most would never think to defend the casting of a white actor to portray the life of a black person in film, yet cisgender actors are so frequently encouraged to portray trans men and women. To cast a thin, cis woman to play the role of an overweight trans man has larger implications than just physical misrepresentation and a compromised narrative. Some argue that an actor’s job is to convincingly portray roles that are far from who they are as a person outside of set. If that were the case, why are we only seeing cis actors playing trans characters and never trans actors portraying
cis characters? The logic of casting an Alist celebrity to draw in wider audiences is not lost on me. It makes business sense to cast a well-known celebrity to increase publicity and viewership. However, there are ways to sell a movie without robbing trans actors from the opportunity and being utterly disloyal to the trans experience. Trans stars like Laverne Cox, who stars in Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black,” face much larger hurdles on the pathway to representation in movies and film. Hollywood must stop hindering talented and willing trans actors from portraying a narrative they know better than anyone. It’s 2018 - it’s imperative we remove the giant roadblock of trans-erasure from film and television. How are trans actors going to gain any recognition if they are never even given the opportunity to audition for their own roles? It’s a vicious cycle of neglecting proper representation.
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Set to play a transgender man in the unpcoming movie “Rub and Tug,” Scarlett Johansson receives major backlash for the role. “There are hundreds, if not thousands, of trans actors ready to play these parts,” writer and trans activist Jennifer Finney Boylan said in an article for the New York Times. “We deserve
the chance to represent our own truth.” Hannah Kleinpeter is a 20-yearold mass communication senior from Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Beauty products raise self esteem, healthy for students EVERY DAY THE RACHEL WAY RACHEL MIPRO @remroc15 With the body positivity movement still going strong, it seems like 2018 really is the year of acceptance for all in the fashion world. Yet, among college women, the concept of beauty is still a hot-button issue. Beauty comes into practice much more often when you’re on a campus filled with hundreds of your peers. Scarily so, the ideas of body image and beauty seem to have a lot of power in college. Of course, the same can be said for society in general. In the 1990’s, anorexia nervosa, an eating disorder more common for women, was the mental disorder with the highest mortality rate. Females, due to an intense fear of weight gain, would severely injure themselves to maintain a belowaverage, unhealthy weight. Yet, as some women were starving
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After years of struggle over what it means to be beautiful, the body positivity movement continues to voice strength and visibility for every body type. themselves, obesity became prevalent, as well. By 2000, more than 30 million people were obese worldwide. Yet, fashion magazines continued to show unrealistically thin
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models, advertising against any “extra” weight. These magazines portrayed large bodies as, not only bad, but scary and potentially life-threatening. The message was clear: to be thin was to
be celebrated and to be anything else was to be shamed. Unsurprisingly, a report by Common Sense Media found that, partly due to this media message, there was a 119 percent spike in the hospitalization of kids under twelve for eating disorders in 2006. On college campuses, there’s still much tension over body image, as the idea of acceptance and support for unconventional women and men is still a new and shaky thing. Only in the past few years has diversity and different body types taken the stage. The first male ambassador for CoverGirl was selected in 2016, the same year Ashley Graham became the first plus-sized model on Sports Illustrated. The year after, further strides were made for more diversity in fashion shows, finally displaying bodies other than white and stick-thin. For the first time, there began to be more representation of different types, like Winnie Harlow, the first showcased model with vitiligo.
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In 2018, beauty and fashion are used to express political views, with the #MeToo and feminist statements widely available on clothes. Some makeup brands and products are made solely to further political agendas, like the extremely to-the-point F*ck Trump lipstick, which donates profits to Charlottesville victims and women’s charities. Beauty, in all its trappings, has become more of a statement than ever, from political views to personal image. New beauty trends seem to be about expressing strength, from powerful brows, heavier eyeliner and thicker eyelashes, to lots of glitter, piercings and hair dye. It’s about being seen and bucking preconceived notions of beauty standards. For college women, makeup has become a statement of strength and visibility. Rachel Mipro is a 19-year-old mass communication sophomore from New Orleans, Louisiana
Quote of the Week “Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.”
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court March 15, 1933 — Present
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SUMMER SERIES WEDNESDAY, JULY 11 MOVIENIGHTBR: “CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS” CITY HALL PLAZA 7 P.M.
LSU AGCENTER / THE BLOOD CENTER 36-HOUR BLOOD DRIVE 4H MINI FARM 9 A.M. - 4 P.M.
SATURDAY, JULY 14 ONE TEAM MINI SCAVENGER HUNT ADVENTURE 201 3RD STREET 7 A.M.
STORIES ON THE BAYOU STORYTELLING FESTIVAL LONGFELLOW EVANGELINE HISTORIC SITE 9 A.M.
MOVIE AT THE LAGOON: “COCO” LIBERTY LAGOON WATERPARK 7 P.M.
RODNEY CARRINGTON L’AUBERGE CASINO & HOTEL BATON ROUGE 8 P.M.