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It’s not easy being Campus community efforts help improve LSU’s recycling in 2010 Logan Leger Contributing Writer

Thanks to community-wide efforts, the University got much greener in 2010. The University averaged 122 tons of recycled material per month in 2010, a nearly 400-percent increase from 2005’s monthly average of 26 tons. Recycled material doesn’t just include paper, aluminum cans and plastics placed in one of almost 4,000 recycling bins around campus. Composted organics, cooking oil and construction waste are among newer recycling programs the Office of Sustainability has started, said Denise Scribner, campus sustainability manager. “We have a lot of different programs going on all over campus,” Scribner said. One of the newest initiatives requires all contractors to recycle construction material, Scribner said. Concrete is recycled at an offcampus facility and is used as base material in new projects like road construction, said Andres Harris, recycling and solid waste manager in the Office of Facility Services. In 2010, 367.78 tons of concrete were recycled, according to University statistics. In 2010, 177.54 tons of scrap metal were recycled, an increase of more than 570 percent from 2009. The University gets paid for all recycled concrete and metal, Harris said. Contractors also donate other materials back to the University. Trimmings, which are

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used as mulch in landscaping across campus, are given to the University after contractors clear-cut for construction, Harris said. Another major part of recycling on campus is providing appropriate receptacles. The program is funded partly from proceeds of selling scrap metal and concrete, Student Government appropriations and other grants, Harris said. The University placed an additional 899 bins across campus in 2010, according to the Office of Sustainability. The goal is to put one in every office and classroom across campus, Scribner said.

“It’s important that recyclables are put into the recycling bins since trash isn’t sorted, so we’re always open to suggestions for bin placement,” Harris said. Harris encouraged students to write on the LSU Recycles Facebook page to suggest new locations for bins. In addition to recycling bins, 99 green recycling dumpsters are available across campus for University and personal use, Harris said. The University encourages members of the

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Jindal proposes bill to protect TOPS Staff Writer

Gov. Bobby Jindal announced Wednesday his plans to preserve the future of the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students, or TOPS, scholarship program despite state budget reductions. “We are proposing a constitutional amendment in the upcoming session that proposes to protect more TOPS dollars by capping the Millennium Trust Fund at $1.38 billion and dedicating funds in the excess of that amount toward TOPS,” Jindal said. “What that means is that will increase the amount of protected dollars going into TOPS by $43 million per year for the TOPS program.”

Staring extension to finish March 1 Sydni Dunn Staff Writer

The long-winded construction to extend Staring Lane to meet Burbank Drive has been delayed until March 1, nearly five months after its original projected completion time. The $15.9 million extension, a project of the Green Light Plan, originally aimed to finish construction in late November but encountered issues with the installation of sanitary sewer systems. The failed installation near Highland Road created a type of domino effect on the remaining steps of the process, pushing the deadline back, according to Brad Ponder, GLP program manager. “The contractor chose to change installation methods, order new pipe material, change installation crews and equipment and coordinate with other utilities in order to complete the sewer line installation,” Ponder said. “This

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Jindal said the state currently receives $58 million each year from the Tobacco Settlement, with 25 percent going to the Louisiana Fund for health care expenses and 75 percent going to the Millennium Trust Fund. He also said these TOPS dollars will increase between the years of 2018 and 2030 as the state pays off the current tobacco bonds. “Once those [bonds] are paid off, there will be another increase, in terms of protected TOPS funding, in an excess of $70 million,” Jindal said. Jindal expressed the importance of the amendment to the future of the program, education and the students. “TOPS has provided nearly 500,000 students the opportunity to

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get a college education,” he said. “That’s why we must protect this viable program.” Phyllis Taylor, widow of TOPS founder Patrick F. Taylor, said it remains her mission to fulfill their promise to young people in Louisiana. “As time goes on and I get older, it is delightful to see that a concept is evolving, as you have been hearing today, that would ensure this program would go on and continue,” Taylor said. SHAINA HUNTSBERRY / The Daily Reveille

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Construction workers have been waterproofing the Middleton Library basement. Karen LeBlanc, Middleton Library administrative services coordinator, said the library has had leaks for many years into the basement, where some materials are kept. LeBlanc said the first phase of the project will be finished in April.


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UN Security Council adds 2,000 troops to Ivory Coast force

House votes to repeal President Obama’s year-old health care law

Gun found on school campus by Lafayette police after acting on tip

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to deploy 2,000 additional peacekeepers to Ivory Coast, where the incumbent president has refused to relinquish his post to the man internationally recognized as the West African country’s legitimate leader. Ivory Coast has seen violence and increased tension since the disputed presidential election in November. The new U.N. troops, to be deployed through June, would bolster the world body’s peacekeeping force to nearly 12,000.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled House has voted to repeal the health-care law President Barack Obama signed last year. The 245-189 vote marks the fulfillment of a promise many Republicans made in last fall’s political campaigns. The measure has little or no chance of passing the Senate, where Democratic supporters of the law have a majority. And Obama has vowed to veto if it reaches his desk.

LAFAYETTE (AP)—Acting on a tip that a student may have brought a handgun to the W. D. Smith Career Center, Lafayette police found a 15-year-old with the weapon. Lafayette Police School Resource Officers on Wednesday found the boy with a handgun inside a classroom. Police said in a news release that the gun, a .25-caliber semiautomatic pistol, was not loaded and the student did not have any ammunition with him. The pistol was recovered and the student was booked with possession of a firearm in a school zone. 1 of 6 ex-officers get trial in shooting case

Moroccan teen says Prime Minister Berlusconi never touched her MILAN (AP) — Silvio Berlusconi and the Moroccan teenager at the center of an underage prostitution probe targeting the Italian premier both denied any sexual contact in separate comments Wednesday. Berlusconi taped a video message — the second time in a few days — to defend himself from the probe by Milan prosecutors into his encounters with the teenager, nicknamed Ruby Rubacuori (Ruby the Heart-Stealer).

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Police: 21 seized at Moscow memorial rally for slain lawyer

MOSCOW (AP)—Russian police arrested 21 people Wednesday at a Moscow memorial rally for a human rights lawyer who was shot in a brazen, broad-daylight killing near the Kremlin two years ago. Hundreds of people attended the rally in memory of rights lawyer Stanislav Markelov and reporter Anastasiya Baburova, whose slayings caused outrage in Russian liberal circles and in the West. During the after-dark vigil, people at the rally released lanterns, held candles and clutched portraits of the slain.

Federal grand jury indicts Gabrielle Giffords’ shooting suspect PHOENIX (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted the suspect in the deadly Arizona shooting that wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. The indictment against Jared Loughner (LAWF’-ner) accuses him of attempting to assassinate Giffords and trying to kill two of her aides. It does not include two murder charges included in an earlier criminal complaint for the deaths of another Giffords aide and a federal judge. Six people were killed and 13 wounded in the Jan. 8 attack at a grocery store. State charges are pending.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday ordered a separate trial for one of six current or former police officers charged in an alleged plot to cover up deadly shootings of unarmed residents of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt scheduled a trial for retired Sgt. Gerard Dugue to begin Sept. 26. A trial for the other five defendants is set to begin in June and last several weeks.

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OIL SPILL

SBA event raises funds for victims Kevin Thibodeaux Contributing Writer

LSU law students with the Student Bar Association organized a charity open-mic night Wednesday at the Roux House to raise funds for communities affected by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The SBA is a student-run group of law students in charge of allocating student funds and organizing events. Graham Ryan, a third-year law student and SBA executive vice president, said he wanted to contribute to the oil spill relief effort and started a Facebook page called “Louisiana Students for Oil Spill Relief” to promote activism for the oil spill. Ryan then suggested an oil spill relief fundraiser to the SBA as a way to become more involved in community outreach. “We’re all affected because we’re all Louisiana residents,” Ryan said. Students gathered at the Roux House downtown to have drinks, listen to music and contribute to the cause. Musicians at the event played songs ranging from bands like Nirvana, Sublime to “The Hangover’s” Zach Galifianakis. Third-year law student Amanda Russell said law students frequently try to promote gatherings like the oil spill fundraiser to build bonds and become more like a family. The Roux House donated the space for the event, and SBA

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LSU law student Will Carter performs Wednesday night at the Roux House as part of the Student Bar Association’s efforts to raise funds for victims of the BP oil spill.

students volunteered to help coordinate the fundraiser. Law students paid $5 at the door and, according to Ryan, all funds raised at the event will go to the Greater New Orleans Foundation’s Gulf Coast Oil Spill Fund. Josephine Everly, the development officer of the Greater New Orleans Foundation, said the donated money will go toward workforce development and seafood marketing to rebuild the affected communities. Everly said $1.1 million has been raised so far for the oil spill relief effort by the Greater New Orleans Foundation. Ryan said he felt people were forgetting the extent of the oil spill and that the fundraiser was a way to

make sure people wouldn’t forget about the more than 200 million gallons of oil spilled into the Gulf or the Gulf Coast residents who lost their jobs. Taylor Bassett, a third-year law student who performed songs by Aaliyah and Spin Doctors at the event, said a lot of people care at the Law Center because there is a lot of environmental law study. “We drink a lot anyway, and it’s good to put it to good use,” said Jackson Carney, a second-year law student.

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SG introduces plans for spring Andrea Gallo Staff Writer

Student Government President J Hudson asked the executive-staff members how much progress they are making within their committees to complete initiatives, while Speaker Brooksie Bonvillain referred 10 pieces of legislation to committees at the executive and legislative meetings Wednesday night. Spring SG election dates were also revealed at the Senate meeting. Filing for the election will occur Feb. 21-23, general elections will be March 22, and runoff elections will be March 29. “We will not let the campaigns interfere with our jobs and our capacities,” Hudson said to the Senate. “We’re not going to appear as a divided Student Government, we are going to appear as one Student Government.” During the executive meeting, Hudson checked for progress updates on initiatives with little or no progress, including assessing fee bills, building covered bus stops, extending library hours, extending wireless on campus, the Wally Pontiff Jr. Classic baseball bus trip, creating a printable sports calendar, increasing priority points per game, advocating for the University’s renewable energy, and inquiring about solutions for traffic on Burbank and Nicholson drives. Hudson also asked about plans for reforming international student

orientation, one of his campaign initiatives, which currently has not been touched aside from brainstorming by Lauren Leist, the assistant director of organization outreach. “We have 80 days left, so we’ve got to be hitting those,” Hudson

said at the executive meeting about his campaign initiatives.

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BUDGET CUTS

Universities seek stability, independence from state funds Colleges could rely on private donations Matthew Albright Staff Writer

As higher education nationwide struggles with continuing budget cuts resulting from state budget crises, many institutions are turning to a new model — a model that makes them less reliant on state funds. Take the University of Oregon, for example. The school relies on state appropriations for only 7 percent of its operating budget, according to The Oregonian. That contrasts with LSU, which just dropped to 49 percent state funding last semester — falling below 50 percent for the first time. Education administrators like University Chancellor Michael Martin have repeatedly said more independence from the state government would give the University more financial stability because its budgetary fortunes would not rise and fall with the state’s. It’s also argued that such independence would be better for the state and its citizens, which would theoretically have to pay less. Louisiana, for example, pays $292 per capita for higher education, according to the national report card on education. On average, that’s $10 for every $1,000 of personal income for Louisianians. In the Southeastern Conference, only Alabama pays more, with $305 per capita, according to the national report card. But if a public university is paid less by the state, one must wonder where it gets the money to operate. One solution is to partner with private companies to fund certain parts of the university.  Oregon, for example, has for the past few years drastically weaned itself off public funding for construction, relying on private funds instead. Edward Ray, president of Oregon State University, said private funding for construction in the Oregon University System grew from $20 million in 1993 to $113 million in 2007. State-funded construction for the entire system, on the other hand, totaled only $3.5 million — significantly less money than the state gives LSU alone for construction, let alone the entire LSU System. But while Oregon administrators tout this private investment as a boon to the school, some say relying on corporate funds could pose problems for the universities. “There are risks in such a transformation,” wrote the Portland

Register-Guard editorial board in erosion of the public’s share of a September. “One is that legisla- partnership in financing higher edutors and the public will cation, will insist on a conclude that univerlarger voice in the deWho pays sities, having proven velopment and goverfor higher ed? nance of universities,” themselves capable of An in-depth look attracting private supthe editorial said. at budget cuts port, can survive a furLSU administraacross the country ther withdrawal of state tors have public partfunding.” nerships that could Part Three The board also provide the University warns that such a transwith some budget staformation might give undue influ- bility. ence to the corporations who con“We’ve got to go from 50 percent dependent on the state to well tribute. “Donors, seeing a continued below 40 or 30,” Martin said. “We

should always be a public University, but we should not always rely on the public to support us.” The University already has some proposals similar to Oregon’s building projects. The new $60 million Business Education Complex, for example, has half of its fund being paid for with state capital outlay funds and half from private donors. Another proposed project includes finding a public partner to fund reconstruction of the old student housing on Nicholson Drive. Martin said the administration has had

“ongoing discussions” with possible donors for that project, as well as potential projects like a proposed microbrewery. “We need to maybe spend a little more time on those things,” he said. Another major solution is increased tuition. Read tomorrow’s edition of The Daily Reveille for a more in-depth look at possible tuition increases in Louisiana. Contact Matthew Albright at malbright@lsureveille.com


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SG to simplify organization funding Andrea Gallo Staff Writer

In an attempt to expedite and simplify fund allocation for student organizations, Student Government plans to create one committee to oversee two accounts containing student fees — the Programming, Support, and Initiatives Fund and the Organization Relief Fund. “We’re not changing or increasing fees,” said SG Vice President Dani Borel. “We’re just taking the fees that students already pay and putting them into one entity to disperse the funds.” PSIF is the funding source for all on-campus student organization events and needs, like Groovin’ on the Grounds, LSU’s Best Dance Crew and equipment. The amount of money in the PSIF account continues to change as students pay their fees, but as of Jan. 13, the available balance in the PSIF Sports Club FY ’11 account was a little more than $6,000. The available balance in the PSIF Late Night FY ’11 account was a little less than $30,300, and the available balance in the PSIF Org Support FY ’11 account was about $16,000. The ORF account, which is

under Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students K.C. White, is also paid for by student fees. The ORF reimburses students for off-campus events such as conferences and competitions held at other universities. “They both have the same foundation,” said SG President J Hudson. “It’s helping fund students, whether it’s on campus or off campus.” Hudson plans to set the change in motion by first having the Senate endorse a bill to create one committee. Hudson will then send out a memo that must be signed by White, Vice Chancellor for Student Life and Enrollment Services Kurt Keppler, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Jack Hamilton, and Chancellor Michael Martin. If Hudson attains the necessary signatures, the bill will go to the LSU System Board of Supervisors. However, if Hudson fails to procure the signatures, the Senate must write the bill and add it to the spring student election docket. Students will then vote on the merging of funds and, if passed, the bill will go to the Board of Supervisors. For both routes, the Board of Supervisors must give final approval. “Either way it’ll be by student

voice, whether they vote on it, or if us, their representative voices, vote on it,” said Cody Wells, SG Senate Finance Committee chair. Wells also said he hopes to change Senate financing because money is festering in multiple accounts because of provisions that allow it to be extracted only for certain uses. “We’re trying to loosen stipulations on spending accounts because it’s tying up a lot of money that belongs to students,” Wells said. “It’s ridiculous how much money we have that we can’t spend.” The initiatives fund, which originally funded service-learning programs, could not continue to fund service-learning because the fund details that money can only be used for new initiatives. The surplus fund contains unused money from all three SG branches, but sums of money less than $5,000 cannot be withdrawn. The money taken out of the account also must be for a one-time expenditure, like money taken from the initiatives fund. Contact Andrea Gallo at agallo@lsureveille.com

East Laville to re-open in 2012 Emily Herrington Contributing Writer

Residential Life got the green light Jan. 5 to begin construction on East Laville Hall. General contractor Frank A. Anzalone has been given a contract deadline of April 5, 2012, and the renovated hall will be ready to house residents for the fall 2012 semester, according to Steve Waller, ResLife director. The construction cost for the renovations is $12.5 million and will be paid with revenue bonds, Waller said. The demolition phase of the project is almost complete, Waller said. The gutting of the inside of the building was recently finished, but there is still work to be done on the outside. This is the first time East Laville is being renovated since it was built in the late 1940s.

“The conditions weren’t poor, just aged,” said Caroline Frugé, former East Laville resident and biological sciences junior. The window units in East Laville will be upgraded to a central air conditioning system. The window units were a major facilities concern, according to Brent Cockrell, ResLife Coordinator for East Laville, West Laville and Acadian halls. “They caused an occasional moisture issue,” Cockrell said. East Laville will be close to a mirror image of the recently renovated West Laville, Waller said. However, there will be a few differences. The biggest contrast between the two Lavilles is East Laville has been gutted and completely renovated on the inside, whereas West Laville holds its original infrastructure and received only new doors, shelves, paint and furniture when it was renovated, according to Waller.

“We’re basically just putting [East Laville] back together,” Waller said. East Laville will feature movable wardrobe closets to increase floor space and flexibility in the rooms. Rooms will also include wood strip vinyl floors made to look like an authentic wood floor, Waller said. West Laville did not receive the same updates because of budget issues, Waller said. East Laville construction is scheduled to be completed four months before students move in, while work was still in progress when it was time for students to arrive at West Laville at the beginning of the fall 2010 semester. In fact, ResLife profited $5,000 per day because of the late construction, according to Waller. Contact Emily Herrington at eherrington@lsureveille.com

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campus community who don’t have access to residential recycling programs to use the dumpsters to recycle cardboard, paper, plastic and aluminum. Traditional recyclables aren’t the only kind on which the University is focused, however. Cooking oil, for example, is recycled from the dining halls across campus and is processed by the W.A. Callegari Environmental Center, a part of the LSU AgCenter, into biodiesel fuel, Harris said. Currently, some lawnmowers on campus are powered by biodiesel fuel, but the Callegari Center recently received a grant to purchase another processor, Harris said. “Soon, the entire landscaping fleet will be powered by the biodiesel processed here at the University,” Harris said.

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delay then caused the paving to be pushed out five to six months.” Ponder said while the extended amount of time has not increased the cost of the project, other factors have increased the budget. “There have been some necessary changes to the subsurface drainage, gravity sewer and traffic signals based on unforeseen conditions that have increased the project costs by approximately $30,000,” he said. Though the extension has been in progress since February 2009, the project still has a

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University Landscaping also 3.1 tons of recyclable material contributes to the recycling ef- were collected during the regular forts. All tree trimmings and grass season, and in 2010 that number clippings are chipped into mulch jumped to 433.98 tons, with alor composted, most 20 percent of Harris said. all gameday waste Compostbeing recycled, ing efforts at the according to the University are Office of Sustainincreasing at the ability. behest of LSU The highest AgCenter facrecycling game on ulty, who recently record — the 2009 Jenny Byrd made a proposal Florida game, at president, ECO at LSU to the Board of 117.95 tons — Regents, Scribner was also the first said. Compost at the University is time recycling occurred in the staa part of the proposal, Harris said. dium. Game day on campus is a long More than 2,000 green bins tradition, and in 2003 the Univer- are provided to tailgaters on game sity added recycling to the regular day, Harris said. gameday activities. “It’s such a big event, it’s imRecycling takes place in the portant we provide enough bins stadium, suites and on the ground for recycling,” Harris said. on game days, Harris said. In 2003, The University also competes

in national recycling competitions. The EPA Game Day Challenge is a national competition among colleges and universities to promote recycling during football games. The University submitted statistics from the 2010 Tennessee game and took first place in the per capita recycling competition in the Southeastern Conference, recycling 0.344 pounds per person, according to the EPA. Recyclemania is another competition in which the University participates. For 10 weeks, 800 colleges and universities across the nation submit recycling and trash weights. The University placed second in the SEC last year, behind the University of Kentucky, with 10.86 pounds recycled per person, according to the Office of Sustainability. The competition starts again Jan. 31. Since the initial push for

number of items to complete before it is opened to the traveling public. Sound walls, sidewalks, traffic signals, roadway markings and signs are just a few of the many items left, Ponder said. The road must also pass final inspection before it is opened. The project is 70 percent complete, according to the GLP website. But area residents doubt the project will make the deadline. “It probably won’t be finished [by March 1],” said Shannon Carney, Meadow Bend resident and general studies senior. “At least not at the rate they have been going.”

She said another concern residents have is the decrease of their home’s property value. As of Tuesday, there are 18 houses for sale or for rent in Highland Creek alone. Ponder said the city-parish, GLP and the contractor are working diligently to resolve all of the reported construction-related issues and complaints. “It was known as a restricted subdivision before,” Carney said. “The extension is transforming the whole neighborhood.”

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Carney is a former resident of Highland Creek, the neighborhood divided by the road extension, and still lives in the area surrounding the construction. “The construction has been very inconvenient,” she said. “There was a point when I couldn’t even get into my neighborhood because they blocked it off.” Carney complained of her experiences with heavy traffic, blocked signals and detours. “I even yelled at a construction worker one time,” she laughed. Carney said the construction has also exposed the neighborhood to an increase in crime, citing seven burglaries in seven days late last year.

Contact Sydni Dunn at sdunn@lsureveille.com

major recycling programs on campus through a 2003 student petition, students have played a huge part in the University’s recycling initiatives. The Environmental Conservation Organization at LSU in particular helps educate students on recycling. Members of ECO helped show students at the 2010 Fall Fest what is and isn’t recyclable, said Jenny Byrd, natural resource ecology and management junior and president of ECO at LSU. “ECO plays a big part, but we can’t take all the credit,” Byrd said. “LSU is making steps in the right direction, and we’re happy about that.”

Contact Logan Leger at lleger@lsureveille.com


Today in sports: Women’s basketball against Ole Miss — 7 p.m. in the PMAC

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Trading Places

MEN’S BASKETBALL

Harris joins Ark. State, John Brady Michael Lambert Sports Writer

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LSU, SEC weather coaching search during winter break David Helman Sports Contributor

The more things change in college football, the more they stay the same. Since LSU students left campus for their five-week winter holiday, the coaching landscape across the sport has shifted considerably. But with the smoke mostly cleared and schools settling down for the

recruiting season’s stretch run, things look remarkably similar to years past. LSU, for its part, survived a scare from Big Ten power Michigan for the second time in four seasons. After firing then-coach Rich Rodriguez after three seasons, the Wolverines came calling for LSU coach Les Miles — the same move they made during Miles’ 2007 national championship

season. Despite his alma mater reportedly offering him the head position, Miles instead renewed his contract with the Tigers to 2017. “I am an LSU Tiger, and I look forward to being an LSU Tiger for quite some time,” Miles said when he announced his return. Many students are glad to see the “Mad Hatter” return to

Death Valley’s sideline after an 11-2 season that included lastgasp thrillers against North Carolina and Tennessee, as well as wins against rivals Alabama and Florida. “I never bought into the whole hating Les Miles thing,” said Tom Caughlin, construction management senior. “He’s made mistakes, but everybody COACHING, see page 9

Former LSU forward Dennis Harris didn’t waste any time finding a new suitor after he was dismissed from the LSU basketball team for violating team rules. Harris has reunited with former LSU coach and current Arkansas State coach John Brady, who recruited the forward to LSU in 2007. The redshirt sophomore enrolled at Arkansas State and began classes this week, according to Kent Lowe, LSU senior associate sports information director. LSU coach Trent Johnson didn’t release details of Harris’ dismissal, but he said he wishes the best in the future for his former player. Junior forward Garrett Green said team rules are taken seriously by the coaching staff. “We didn’t see it coming with Dennis, but with him making poor decisions here and there, he kind of brought it upon himself,” Green said. Harris started nine games last season as a redshirt freshman for the Tigers, averaging 4.6 points and 3.1 rebounds per game. Contact Michael Lambert at mlambert@lsureveille.com

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Latear Eason likely to play tonight against Ole Miss LSU aims to avenge Rebels’ sweep from ‘10 Rachel Whittaker Sports Writer

LSU senior point guard Latear Eason knows what it’s like to be injured on the basketball court. Unfortunately, she knows the feeling a little too well, suffering a torn ACL as a freshman, a broken collarbone as a sophomore, re-aggravated it as a junior, and most recently a concussion Jan. 6 against South Carolina. But barring a setback or headaches, Eason is expected to return to action tonight for LSU (12-7, 2-3) against Ole Miss (8-8, 1-3) at 7 p.m. in the PMAC. LSU coach Van Chancellor said the team has missed Eason greatly since her concussion,

which caused her to miss the past three games. Eason began practicing again Tuesday. “When we lost her, we realized how much we missed her inspiration and her organizational skills,” Chancellor said. “She plays with reckless abandonment, no fear whatsoever. ... I’ve never seen a kid who has the respect of her peers more than she does.” Eason did not travel with the team to Mississippi State on Jan. 13, and she said she is chomping at the bit to get back on the court. “I’ve gotten a lot of reps in, and I feel like I can go tomorrow,” Eason said. “I had never missed a road trip before, so it’s been kind of tough. I’ve been bored in my apartment.” Chancellor did not say whether Eason will start tonight because her conditioning has been limited during the recovery process. LSU junior forward LaSondra

Barrett said Eason’s return will allow the team to expand its playbook because of Eason’s veteran presence. Eason was replaced by junior Destini Hughes, who recorded eight points and seven assists in Eason’s absence. “No disrespect to Destini Hughes, but [Eason] understands the offense a lot more, and she has more experience at the point [guard],” Barrett said. “That chemistry is what opened up a lot of things we’ve been struggling with in the last couple of games.” Ole Miss beat LSU twice in the 2009-10 season, including a 102-101 victory in triple overtime Feb. 7 in the PMAC. If the Rebels win tonight, it will be their third-consecutive win against the Lady Tigers, which would be the longest streak since REBELS, see page 9

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Connecticut’s Bria Hartley, left, and Maya Moore, right, close in on LSU senior point guard Latear Eason on Nov. 28 during the Tigers’ 81-51 loss to the Huskies.


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FOOTBALL

Secondary in good hands even after loss of star Peterson Katherine Terrell Sports Contributor

The loss of All-American cornerback Patrick Peterson to the NFL draft would leave a gaping hole in any college secondary in most seasons. All-American cornerbacks don’t come around often, and LSU hasn’t had many in its long history. Peterson, James Britt and Corey Webster are the only Tigers to have been named first-team All-Americans at the position. The Bednarik and Thorpe award winner is also projected to be the highest selected LSU cornerback ever taken in the NFL draft. LSU’s last cornerback to be taken in the first round was Mike Williams in 1975, who went No. 22 overall. But Peterson said he didn’t feel worried passing the torch to the group of young and talented defensive backs returning next season. The secondary will be even better without him next season, he added. “I definitely left this team in great hands,” Peterson said. “It’s

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Defensive backs Tharold Simon (26), Eric Reid (1) and Tyrann Mathieu (14) celebrate Mathieu’s fumble recovery during LSU’s 41-24 win against Texas A&M in the Cotton Bowl.

definitely tough for me to leave this young, ferocious team behind. The team is definitely going to have a lot of great things planned for them in the future.” Peterson said expectations are high with senior safeties Brandon Taylor and Karnell Hatcher returning, along with cornerback Ron Brooks. Taylor played nine games before going out for the season with a foot injury against Alabama, and Hatcher started 11 games. The future of the defense

undoubtedly lies with this season’s underclassmen, in particular sophomore cornerback Morris Claiborne and true freshman Tyrann Mathieu. They’ll be joined by sophomore defensive backs Eric Reid, Craig Loston and Tharold Simon, all of whom finished the season with strong performances in the AT&T Cotton Bowl. Loston started the Cotton Bowl at strong safety, while Simon and Reid rotated in throughout the game. Reid and Simon both had an

TRACK AND FIELD

Nugent inks name in record books

broke his own record two more times on the way to a fifth-place finish at the 2010 USA Track and Take one look at junior hurdler Field Championships. After running a 13.48-second Barrett Nugent, and you probably wouldn’t think he’s a member of a time in the semifinal round, Nugent shattered his new career best talented LSU track team. You probably also wouldn’t in the final with a wind-legal time make the connection that he’s a of 13.35 seconds. LSU coach Dennis Shaver four-time All American. And it’s highly unlikely you thinks this season will be more would guess that his name is in the of the same for Nugent, though he says his improvements will LSU track and field record books. be measured in But what you “small chunks” besee isn’t always cause of Nugent’s what you get. The status as one of the angular Nugent is nation’s best. one of the main “He’s elevatreasons the Tied his training, and gers were the nafrom last year to tion’s No. 2 team this year his perwhen their season Barrett Nugent formances have opened last Saturjunior hurdler improved signifiday. cantly,” Shaver Nugent comes into the season on the heels of an said. “We have great competitions outstanding summer. In the 2010 lined up in the next four weeks, and USA Outdoor Track & Field that brings out the best in guys like Championships, Nugent broke Eric Barrett.” Shaver described Nugent’s Reid’s 23-year-old school record in the 110-meter hurdles with a time focus as his greatest attribute, citof 13.49 seconds, finishing as the ing his ability to narrow in on each individual hurdle to run a fast time national runner-up. The Maurice, La., native ze- rather than concern himself with roed in on the record throughout the finish line. Though he has the three fastthe season. But keeping with his unassuming appearance, Nugent est 110-meter hurdle times in LSU remained humble when talking history and figures to be in the running to be a national champion in about his accomplishment. “I always wondered what it the event this year, it hasn’t always would be like to run that fast, or been easy for Nugent. After a highly decorated high even faster,” Nugent said. “Once I had that record, it was a surprise school career where Nugent was a to everybody — to my family, to three-time state champion in three me and to my coaches. It was a different events — the 100-meter very big record, and I was lucky to dash, the 110-meter hurdles and the 300-meter hurdles — Nugent break it.” Luck may not be the right came to LSU seemingly ready to word to describe his record-break- dominate. But Nugent struggled during run. Just two weeks after the national championships, Nugent ing the indoor campaign of his Luke Johnson

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‘I always wondered what it would be like to run that fast, or even faster.’

freshman year, and ended the indoor season lying injured on the floor of the Randal Tyson Track Complex after tripping on the banked track and crashing into the wall at the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark. Though the end of his indoor season was a disappointment, Nugent began to grasp the lessons his coaches were doling out. Nugent vastly improved at the end of his freshman year, setting the stage for his coming out party last year — and he isn’t satisfied with being merely an LSU record holder. “They’re having the world championships this year, and I’d like to make the USA trials, hopefully to make the top three and advance to the world championship,” Nugent said. Then he added, almost as an afterthought, “I’d also like to finish first at NCAAs.”

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interception, but it was Mathieu who took a starring role. He became the second true freshman to ever be named Cotton Bowl Defensive MVP with two forced fumbles, an interception and a sack. “Tyrann Mathieu is a special athlete,” LSU coach Les Miles said after the Cotton Bowl. “He’s learning how to make those plays in the confines of a defense, but he always made those plays.” The performance was almost routine for Mathieu, who has made a habit of creating turnovers this season. The 5-foot-9-inch, 180-pound freshman earned playing time after a strong performance in fall camp and immediately made an impact with a forced fumble against North Carolina. He never stopped after that. The St. Augustine graduate played in all 13 games and started one, finishing with 57 tackles, 4.5 sacks, two interceptions and three fumble recoveries. Mathieu also had five forced fumbles this season to tie Mark Roman for the single-season LSU

record. He sits at No. 3 for most in an LSU career behind Clarence LeBlanc and Ali Highsmith. “When you play as hard as he does, you’re going to have opportunities to make plays. He makes them,” said LSU defensive coordinator John Chavis. “He’s got the ability. It’s hard as a coach to describe it, but he’s got the ‘it’ factor when it comes to making football plays.” Mathieu earned Freshman AllAmerica honors at the end of the season, but Peterson said he has long stopped considering Mathieu a freshman. Peterson said he thinks of Mathieu and Claiborne as his little brothers and expects them to lead the secondary after he’s gone. “[Peterson] took me under his wing,” Mathieu said following the Cotton Bowl. “He showed me all the tricks of the game. I think that paid off in the end.”

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Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011 “The offense will be better with a different offensive coordinator. makes mistakes. ... I’m glad he ... I’m not happy at all with the offense last year.” stayed.” Michigan decided on San DiOthers weren’t so optimistic about Miles’ return, citing now- ego State coach Brady Hoke after being rebuffed by famous gaffes in both Miles and clock managenew San Franment against Tencisco 49ers coach nessee in 2010 Jim Harbaugh. and against Ole “When Miles Miss in 2009. stayed at LSU, I “I don’t think wouldn’t call it an he’s that great of a uproar, but they coach. I think he’s were disappointlucky — about ed they didn’t get the luckiest coach their ‘Michigan I’ve ever seen,” Man,’” said Ansaid Patrick HaAngelique Chengelis gelique Chengegood, sports manwriter, Detroit Free Press lis, Michigan’s agement sophobeat writer for the more. “But if he’s going to be here until 2017, I Detroit Free Press. Chengelis said Hoke was iniguess we have to get used to it.” But LSU’s staff won’t be tially met with “lukewarm” reacwithout any turnover. Two days tion by Wolverines fans, but he after Miles announced he would has since won over the faithful. “Not that people have forgotstay in Baton Rouge, LSU offensive coordinator Gary Crowton ten Harbaugh and Les Miles, but opted to leave and fill the same they’ve moved on, and they like position at Maryland under coach what they’re seeing,” she said. Ann Arbor, Mich., isn’t the Randy Edsall, who three weeks ago led Connecticut to its first only college town experiencing some changes. BCS game. Just after the regular seaCrowton’s departure may placate some of Miles’ critics. son ended, Florida announced One of the biggest sources of the resignation of coach Urban frustration in recent seasons has Meyer for the second-straight been the Tigers’ offense, which season. Meyer cited health reafinished No. 86 in the country sons for stepping down after this year, mostly because of a a 7-5 regular season that saw passing attack that finished 107th the Gators finish No. 82 in total offense — No. 88 in passing ofnationally. “I’m glad that Gary Crow- fense. “I’m not sure if Meyer was ton is gone to Maryland,” said Eric Murdock, history freshman. a huge fan favorite toward the

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‘When Miles stayed at LSU, I wouldn’t call it an uproar, but they were disappointed they didn’t get their ‘Michigan Man.’

The Daily Reveille end,” said Gainesville Sun correspondent Edward Aschoff. Florida hired Meyer from Utah at the age of 41, where he built an undefeated team thanks to his dynamic spread option offense and his talents as a recruiter. The Gators hired defensive guru Will Muschamp after wildly successful stints as the defensive coordinator at LSU, Auburn and Texas. The Longhorns finished No. 6 in total defense in 2010, despite finishing 5-7. “The Will Muschamp hire was pretty sexy for [fans],” Aschoff said. “Everybody has seen the videos where he has the blood on his face, and things like that got everybody excited.” To handle the offensive side of things, Muschamp brought in Charlie Weis. Weis joins the Gators after a failed head-coaching stint at Notre Dame and a one-year tenure as offensive coordinator with the Kansas City Chiefs, who he helped reach the playoffs. “Succeeding in the NFL will make you popular,” Aschoff said. Weis plans to bring a more pro-style attack to Gainesville, rather than the spread option that delivered the Gators two national titles under Meyer. “Florida fans were excited by the spread, but I think it’s ultimate failure last season made them pretty happy to see a more pro-style offense,” Aschoff said.

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LSU sophomore guard Adrienne Webb tries to shoot over a defender Nov. 23 during the Tigers’ 54-52 loss to Tulane in the PMAC. LSU faces Ole Miss tonight in the PMAC.

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Ole Miss took six straight from LSU from 1991 to 1995. Turnovers killed LSU in its game Jan. 16 against Auburn. LSU turned the ball over 20 times — 14 in the first half — which came on mistakes Chancellor said need to be corrected soon. “Three weeks ago, we were No. 2 in the country in turnovers. Today we’re No. 16,” Chancellor said. “Don’t ask me how. We’ve had the same practices, the same intensity. ... It’s our decision making. Our team has to recognize there are two teams that everybody in this league is getting up to play

— LSU and Tennessee. ... Ole Miss is going to come in here scratching and clawing tomorrow night, and we have to meet that. ... I ain’t putting up with nothing from nobody.” Ole Miss enters tonight on a three-game losing streak after beating Vanderbilt, 72-67, on Jan. 2. Barrett said the Lady Tigers simply have to want to win more to beat the Rebels. “The last game the team wanted it more than we did,” Barrett said. “That’s unacceptable.”

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MOVIES

Jewish film festival begins downtown

Traditional themes, culture featured Cathryn Core Entertainment Writer

the list down to 20. “I really made like 50 of them, and I realized my employees would have a lot of trouble remembering how to make each one,” Wilson said. “I don’t remember how to make them all sometimes.” Wilson also created Louisiana-inspired hot dogs, including boudin, deer and even muffaletta hot dogs. Wilson rotates recipes that aren’t on the regular menu by alternating a “Dawg of the Month” and creating new varieties daily. Coming up with new recipes is a creative outlet for Wilson. “The most important thing I learned was to do one thing,” Wilson said. “In a

Baton Rouge’s Jewish film festival provides an outlet for students trying to beat the monotonous “playing in theaters everywhere” movie dilemma with four days of unique cinematic experiences. The fifth annual Baton Rouge Jewish Film Festival kicks off this week at the Manship Theatre downtown for a celebration of successful Jewish filmmakers, actors and directors. From foreign to domestic, dramas to comedies, the festival features a film for everyone — regardless of religious beliefs — and ensures an enriching experience for all. Harvey Hoffman, co-chairman of the Baton Rouge Jewish Film Festival, said the festival gives exposure to communities that wouldn’t normally host similar events. “Jewish film festivals started in the early 1980s in San Francisco and have been primarily in large metropolitan cities,” he said. “An organization out of Jackson, Miss., wanted to help smaller communities have film festivals, and [my wife and I] joined this group and started preparing for our first festival.” The festival includes a terrific variety of films, Hoffman said. “We have dramas, we have comedies, we have shorts and documentaries,” he said. “We’ve got quite a bit of everything. It’s well worth coming to see.” A committee views films from around the world before making the final selections, Hoffman said.

DAWGS, see page 13

FESTIVAL, see page 13

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New stuffed hot dogs offer gourmet alternative to stuffy sandwiches Kittu Pannu Entertainment Writer

The hot dog, a tailgating staple, recently got a makeover at the new restaurant Frankie’s Dawg House. Located on Perkins Road near Zippy’s Burritos Tacos & More and Acme Oyster House, Frankie’s Dawg House offers quirky and creative gourmet hot dogs. Owner Danny Wilson said he opened the restaurant because of his love for “Lucky Dogs” and lack of gourmet hot dog vendors in the area. “I was a vegetarian for about 10 years,” Wilson said. “We wanted to do something simple, and we wanted to do it really well.” Initially, Frankie’s was going to be a traveling food truck, but the restaurant was

eventually established on Perkins Road. “I love it over here,” Wilson said. “Once we found this place, we didn’t even consider a food truck.” Frankie’s promotes variety, but the menu is just a guideline for customers, Wilson said. “I made one called the ‘Build-a-dawg’ where people can pick whatever they want on it,” Wilson said. Hot dog businesses have been an important aspect of Baton Rouge cuisine for years, said Allen Giffin, owner of Al’s Chicago Dogs. “We were one of the first vendors downtown,” Giffin said. “People love it because you can grab a dog quick.” Wilson came up with a plethora of recipes in developing the menu but narrowed

MOVIES

Professor premieres Sundance film ‘Lord Byron’ earns national attention Jeanne Lyons Entertainment Writer

Studios have been flocking South to produce films in Louisiana, but University professor Zack Godshall will venture from his southern roots to premiere his new feature film at the Sundance Film Festival.

Godshall, University screenwriter-in-residence, wrote and produced “Lord Byron” with fellow Lafayette native Ross Brupbacher. The film will premiere at Sundance in Park City, Utah, on Jan. 20. The film has many unique characters, but at its heart is Byron, a middle-aged romantic played by Paul Batiste, a Church Point native. Godshall described “Lord Byron” as a “quirky tragicomedy.” Godshall, an LSU and University of California-Los Angeles

alumnus, made the film on a microbudget of only $1,000 with a threeperson crew and all southern Louisiana actors. “‘Lord Byron’ proves that you can make a film with minimal [means], people and money as long you put in the work and collaborative effort with creative people,” Godshall said. The film’s acceptance in Sundance marks Godshall’s second GODSHALL, see page 15

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University professor and screenwriter-in-residence Zack Godshall operates a camera on the set of his film “Lord Byron,” which will premiere Jan. 20 at Sundance.


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MUSIC

Tiger Glee Club offers ‘Gleeks’ outlet for musical expression All-male group doesn’t require audition Julian Tate Entertainment Writer

On a cold Friday morning, School of Music graduate assistant Michael Trotta was giving vocal lessons to a retired religious philosophy professor in St. Alban’s Chapel. Trotta is the chapel’s music director and the conductor of the University’s Men’s Chorus, also known as Tiger Glee Club. The club bears a similar title to Fox’s hit musical-comedy series “Glee,” but it has been around decades longer. “Glee clubs have been around for nearly a century and actually go as far back as singing societies in the 1700s,” Trotta said. However, Trotta agreed that many University students may have false expectations about Tiger Glee Club because of the show. Tiger Glee is the oldest choir on campus, according to the Tiger Glee Club website. Founded in 1916, Tiger Glee Club “performs a wide variety of literature ranging from standard choral masterworks to spirituals and folksongs,” according to the website.

graphic by CAITLYN CONDON / The Daily Reveille

Tiger Glee Club “is a non-auditioned chorus comprised of men from various academic disciplines within the University,” according to the website. Contrary to popular belief, glee clubs do not typically perform the highly polished and choreographed renditions of pop hits like the glee club performs on the show,

Trotta said. “The biggest parallel between ‘Glee’ and what I do is the concept that music is for everyone and that everyone can express themselves creatively through music,” Trotta said. Both the show and Tiger Glee Club share the same morality, Trotta said.

MUSIC

New Orleans DJ spins hot ‘Fiya’ Andrew Price Entertainment Writer

Students wanting to dance to modern electronic music with the carefree sounds of yester-year’s pop and a distinctly disco feel should look no further than New Orleans’ own Christoph Andersson. The 19-year-old disc jockey and producer has taken the local electronic scene by storm with a unique sound that he calls “neodisco.” Andersson’s music is gaining attention. The young artist has already performed at Voodoo Fest and TKVR, an electronic music event in

New Orleans. Though he has yet to perform outside of New Orleans, Andersson has already built a following at the University and in Baton Rouge. “I like that he’s our age and he’s still able to play shows,” said Antoinette Savoie, English senior. “I like electronic music, and I think he’s got a great sound. And I like that he’s from New Orleans.” House music is also growing in national popularity, and Baton Rouge is no different. “House music is one of the only styles of music that gets everybody dancing,” said Nick Fayland, coastal and environmental science senior.

“I’d love to see a bigger electronic scene everywhere.” Andersson says he’s planning a tour that will include Baton Rouge. “I hope that people in Baton Rouge will come see me play,” he said. “I’ve never played in Baton Rouge before, and I think it’d be a good time.”

Read more about Andersson and how he got started at lsureveille.com. Contact Andrew Price at aprice@lsureveille.com

“[Tiger Glee Club] uses art to teach larger core values,” Trotta said. “It teaches a sense of accomplishment, a sense of belonging, of working toward something that is bigger than yourself.” But that’s where the many similarities between the show and the actual choir end, Trotta said. Unlike the fictional McKinley High School Glee Club portrayed in the show, the Tiger Glee Club is composed entirely of men. “It’s always been postulated that the Glee Club and the tradition of Glee Club singing was university men’s singing groups that got together for the purpose of making music and not necessarily in the formal way,” Trotta said. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, about 30 University students gather to learn and recite musical pieces. Second-year choral conducting graduate student Timothy Little first became a University “Gleek” in fall 2009 and said he’s excited to work with Tiger Glee Club again this semester. “Although the show is focused more on a pop style, it’s still bringing in the idea that the performing arts and creativity is beneficial to the world, which has sort of lost a sense of the importance in having the performing,” Little said. Little said he believes “Glee” shows musical education in a way that can’t be ignored.

Tiger Glee Club is more based in music than theatrical effect, Trotta said. But the majority — “most, if not all” — of the singers in Tiger Glee Club are men who are not music majors, Trotta said. According to Trotta, many students believe they need specialized training to sing — which Trotta said may be true for some kinds of music. However, Trotta said he guarantees his students that he will give them all the tools needed to perform. In addition to regular concerts each semester, Tiger Glee Club is also frequently asked to perform for civic organizations and athletic events like the LSU men’s basketball and baseball teams. Tiger Glee Club has performed at several senior living facilities, such as the Williamsburg Nursing Home for Veterans, where the they performed songs like “The Testament of Freedom” and “The Star-Spangled Banner.” “One of the reasons ‘Glee’ is so meaningful to people is that they know the music that people are singing,” Trotta said. “The reason for the name of the show is because of glee club singing in America.” Contact Julian Tate at jtate@lsureveille.com


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TELEVISION

‘Jersey Shore’ popular on campus Local restaurant hosts viewing party Devon Walsh Entertainment Writer

MTV’s “Jersey Shore” season three kicked off with more drama, creepin’ and gorilla hunting than ever before. The premiere pulled in 8.45 million viewers, making it the mostwatched telecast in the history of MTV. The group of narcissistic “guidos” and “guidettes” is also making an impact at the University and around Baton Rouge. Whether it’s in a immovable hairstyle, the juiceheads at the gym, the girl at school with the fake orange tan or constant clubrat references to “T-shirt time” and “grenades,” students gather to watch or emulate the show. Local restaurant Zippy’s Burritos Tacos & More hosted a viewing party for the anticipated premiere. More than 50 people

FESTIVAL, from page 11

“We have to come up with a balance so that we don’t have films all on one subject,” he said. Hoffman said people should attend the film festival because there’s nothing like sitting in a theater and watching a film on a big screen. “If you go to look at the newspaper to see what’s playing, all the theaters have the same thing,” he said. “It’s the same movies being played everywhere, and a lot of the really interesting films never make it to Baton Rouge, so this is an opportunity to see films and get people turned on to the idea of watching both domestic and foreign film.” Allison Harrison, music education junior and president of the Jewish student organization on campus, Hillel at LSU, said the festival is important because it shows Baton Rouge has a Jewish community. “It’s a way to expose the Jewish community in Baton Rouge in a good way,” she said. “And it’s a

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lot of restaurants, when they didn’t specialize in one thing, I think all of the food turned out to be average instead of great. Doing one thing and doing [it] really well is the route to success.” Wilson said he concocted prototype recipes for family and friends for football games. “I made all our Saints parties hot-dog tasting parties,” Wilson said. Catherine Fontenot, biology sophomore, is looking forward to trying one of the specialty dogs. “I heard they have one called ‘The Situation’ that has mac and cheese,” Fontenot said. “It sounds so outrageous that I have to try it.” The hot dogs contain 100 percent black angus meat, Wilson said. “There [are] no random pieces or mystery meat in our dogs,” Wilson said. “I even have vegetarian

showed up with gravity-defying hair and deeply revealing tops, ready to fist pump like champs once again. University graduate and Zippy’s manager Louis Mykoff set up the event knowing “Jersey Shore” would without a doubt pull in plenty of University students even during break. “I feel like ‘Jersey Shore’ is everyone’s guilty pleasure. We all love it but are embarrassed to admit it,” Mykoff said. The party was geared toward the theme of the show, according to recent University graduate Bobby Goodson. Margaritas were renamed to fit the theme, such as “DTF,” “The Grenade,” “The Creeper” and more, according to Mykoff. Mykoff plans to continue to host viewing parties every Thursday at Zippy’s so local fans have a place to watch together. Goodson described the party as “a lot of fist pumping, beating up the beat and tons of fun ‘Jersey Shore’ style.” With a wide array of technology now available beyond TV, the tube is no longer the biggest influence

on today’s youth, according to communication studies professor James Honeycutt. Lucky for the “Jersey Shore” cast, their influence doesn’t end with the reality show. “Jersey Shore” is all over the Internet, and the crew is at many major Hollywood and MTV events. “I feel TV has a negligible effect on today’s youth because they are raised by a diversity of medium, including YouTube, video games, texting and so on,” Honeycutt said. But the “Jersey Shore” impact has been steadily growing in the past two years. Rumors of a fourth season have surfaced, and it has been confirmed that MTV has signed a deal with Paul “DJ Pauly D” DelVecchio to star in his own spinoff series. “Jersey Shore is just so entertaining I don’t think its influence will die out anytime soon,” Goodson said.

chance for Baton Rouge to get a dose of Jewish culture and community.” Debbie Haseltine, program director for Hillel at LSU, said she is fascinated by many aspects of the event. “While I am new to the Baton Rouge area and have not lived here for a film festival before, I am really impressed that the Jewish community comes together for this annual event,” she said. “Having lived in other cities with much larger Jewish populations, I can appreciate how much effort goes into hosting a film festival.” Haseltine said the event is a “great opportunity” for University students and the Baton Rouge community as a whole. “The Jewish Film Festival raises awareness about the Jewish people and issues [they face] on a regular basis through a medium that everyone enjoys,” she said. “From documentaries to comedies, several different genres of film educate both Jews and non-Jews about the

traditions and history of the Jewish people.” Theodore Williams, English senior and director of engagement and recruitment for Tigers for Israel, said it is imperative Baton Rouge holds a Jewish Film Festival. “As the capital of such a diverse state, it is important for the Baton Rouge community to stand by principles of cultural commitment to diversity and inclusion,” he said. The festival is valuable to the local community for many reasons, according to Williams. “Living in a region with so much culture, we sometimes fail to appreciate other cultures of the world,” he said. “The festival can be very beneficial to anyone who participates because it celebrates a culture many Louisianans would not normally be exposed to.”

hot dogs. You can replace any of the meats with tofu instead.” Wilson uses ingredients from farmer’s markets to support the community. “I grew up on a farm, and all my vegetables are from there,” Wilson said. “My aunt and uncle are a part of the farmer’s market, so whenever they come up I get my stuff.” Wilson believes the future of the restaurant looks bright. “I knew I loved hot dogs, but until I opened the doors, I didn’t realize how many other people really like hot dogs also,” Wilson said. “We’ve been open for two weeks. There’s nothing like this here, and it’s very unique.” Emily Manner, hot dog connoisseur and regular customer of Frankie’s Dawg House, has had positive experiences at the restaurant. “I’m so glad to have a hot dog place to come to,” Manner said. “I

love the deck, the people here, and they offer a wonderful selection at a reasonable price.” Manner believes gourmet specialty hot dogs like the “frito pie” and “duck sausage” bolster Frankie’s appeal in Baton Rouge. “It’s a great location near campus,” Manner said. “I love being able to sit outside when it’s a little warmer. It’s charming, laid back and comfortable.” Wilson hopes students will share his love for hot dogs as many other Baton Rouge residents have proven. “I have been very well received — the response has been really good,” Wilson said. “The community has been way better about it than I thought: off the charts.”

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Gregg Allman, “Low Country Blues”

GODSHALL, from page 11

Rounder Records

Gregg Allman’s first solo album in 14 years shines with a bluesy greatness that only Allman could create. Not that he didn’t have help — Allman is joined on the record by Dr. John and T Bone Burnett. “Low County Blues” is almost entirely composed of covers of blues greats like Muddy Waters — only one track, “Just Another Rider,” was written by Allman himself. Nevertheless, Allman makes each song unique and conveys a powerful sadness that only the blues can communicate.

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ANDREW PRICE

Cake, “Showroom of Compassion”

Upbeat Records

Produced in a solar-powered studio, Cake’s latest album, “Showroom of Compassion,” may have been left out in the sun too long with its riffy guitars, digital keys and random trumpets. The album opens with awkwardly dispassionate vocals but evolves into something more grounded and laid back that still borders on deadpan. New listeners will find some stringheavy tracks anti-climactic, but Cake fans will definitely enjoy tracks like “Easy to Crash” and “Teen Pregnancy.” Overall, a good — but not great — album.

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JULIAN TATE

“Country Strong”

Sony Pictures

Gwyneth Paltrow delivers an unexpectedly convincing performance as Kelly Canter in Sony Pictures’ “Country Strong.” The drama focuses on a fallen country star who jumps back in the saddle thanks to the encouragement of an up-and-coming songwriter, played by Garrett Hedlund. The film tries to make the same connections with country music audiences as Fox Searchlight Pictures’ “Crazy Heart” did in 2009. However, “Country Strong” strayed because of complicated romantic entanglements between characters, including husband/ manager Tim McGraw and Carrie Underwood wannabe, played by Leighton Meester. Despite brilliantly executed acting and vocal performances, the disappointing screenplay was not strong enough to carry the movie.

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JEANNE LYONS

Britney Spears, “Hold It Against Me” Single

Jive Records

Combining many popular electro-club styles into one song, Britney Spears’ “Hold It Against Me” cleverly uses double entendres to take the listener on a musical journey through electronic and dance territory. Producers Dr. Luke and Max Martin crafted a pop masterpiece that incorporates elements of dubstep, trance and generic club pop samples and noises. Vocally, Spears is more involved, and her actual voice is less Auto-Tuned than usual. The song demonstrates how influential Spears’ name is — though the song is not perfect, it is poised to dominate the Hot 100 next week.

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“Black Swan”

KITTU PANNU Fox Searchlight Pictures

Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis star in director Darren Aronofsky’s prima ballerina psychological thriller “Black Swan.” The complex plot is full of layers of symbolism, psychosexual metaphors and rich thematic undertones that grab your attention in the first scene and keep it until the last. The psychological breakdown of Portman’s character, Nina Sayers, is vividly portrayed with hallucinations and vulgar scenes as her innocence and sanity slowly slip away. This Oscar-worthy film is both intense and intriguing but hard to watch and definitely not for everyone, with dark scenes and vulgarity.

[A+] DEVON WALSH

“Blue Valentine”

Silverwood Films

Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams tear up the big screen in the devastatingly innovative release “Blue Valentine.” Reminiscent of “Memento,” the film traces a married couple’s relationship and intercepts the brick wall that is their present with vivid flashbacks of their whimsical past. “Blue Valentine” redefines the love story archetype, stripping down the fluffy wonderland of the typical romance to show the crushing realities of real-life love. The film gracefully pieces together the relationship, from start to finish, of a young couple who have fallen apart in this must-see work of cinematic art.

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CATHRYN CORE

EDITOR’S PICK: “Off the Map”

ABC

ABC’s new series “Off the Map” resembles the network’s other medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy,” the only difference being “Off the Map” is set in the remote South American jungle. While a creative concept, the show often veers into over-thetop, soap opera-esque drama. The dysfunctional main characters are likable but ultimately unbelievable as doctors. While fans of other medical dramas will probably find it entertaining, the show is not as striking as its exotic setting.

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premiere at the acclaimed festival. His first film, “Low and Behold,” was featured at the 2007 festival and won awards around the country, including best film at the New Orleans Film Festival. Godshall described Sundance as a “professional and creative turning point” in his career. “To be invited to premiere the film at the most prestigious film festival in the country is nothing short of astonishing,” Godshall said in a news release. “While we had no budget to speak of, we had the fortune of working with some of the most creative people we’ve ever met. And that is a testament to this region and its culture.” Mari Kornhauser, associate professor of screenwriting and writer

page 15 for season two of HBO’s “Treme,” said Godshall is the real deal and described him as an “original voice.” “Premiering at Sundance a second time gives LSU an international reputation,” Kornhauser said. “As a regional filmmaker, he is a great spokesperson for Louisiana.” Britton Estep, creative writing graduate student, called her professor a “bright star” at the University. “I know he credits [associate] screenwriting professor Rick Blackwood as being a great influence as well as many other LSU professors he studied with,” Estep said. “Getting two films into Sundance in four years is remarkable. LSU should be very proud.” Blackwood, along with Godshall and Kornhauser, completes the trio of screenwriting professors within the film and media arts program

in the English Department. Godshall took Blackwood’s screenwriting class while attending the University and described it as a turning point in his career. “Blackwood made filmmaking seem like a possibility rather than an abstract idea,” Godshall said. Estep said Godshall’s tenacity and resourcefulness are seen in the way “Lord Byron,” a micro-budget movie, presents itself as a big-budget film. “[The film’s] beauty is a testament to Godshall’s relationships with friends and loved ones who shared in the experience of making the movie,” Estep said. “Community spirit shines through the film.” Contact Jeanne Lyons at jlyons@lsureveille.com


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Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley reveals us-them mentality Mark the date — on Jan. 18, 2010, an Alabama politician drew harsh criticism for saying that if someone has not accepted Jesus as his or her savior, he or she was not his brothers and sisters. The statement followed his inauguration as Alabama’s new governor. This kind of event isn’t without precedent, though. In 2004, the Salavation Army drew loads of criticism for threatening to pull out of New York altogether if the city enacted legislation giving health benefits to same-sex partners. The Ten Commandments were removed from many courthouses in 2003.

Now, we see a larger, nonreligious crosssection of Americans openly saying they don’t buy it. It’s a subtle change. So called “anti-theists” like Richard Dawkins actively work against religious thought throughout the world, and the m o v e m e n t ’s Devin Graham efforts in the Opinion Editor past several decades may have something to do with the change. Either way, it’s no longer acceptable for a politician to divide

those he represents by religion any more than it is for him to divide by nationality. These days, politicians are openly challenged and scorned for religiously or racially motivated actions. And I couldn’t be more excited. For most of human history, the us-and-them, tribalistic mentality has been not only acceptable but openly encouraged. Consider Bentley’s religion of choice: Christianity. In the Hebrew Bible (Christianity’s Old Testament), the Israelites are routinely commanded by Adonai to slaughter men, women and children because they are not his cho-

sen people. Or in other words, they’re not Israelites. It’s racism (or possibly tribalism) — no doubt about it. Those like the Rev. David Freeman, a senior pastor in Huntsville, Ala., who defend Bentley and claim Jesus implored his followers to love everyone equally may not be embracing the whole of their canon. In Matthew 15, a woman begs Jesus to heal her daughter. He replies, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel,” the house of Israel” being a designation for Jews. The next verse tells us she continues to beg for his help, and he replies: “It is not right to take

the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs.” So he’s likening the begging, Gentile woman to a dog. All things considered, I seriously doubt Alabama’s governor will be any real problem for the non-religious, at least as long as long as he’s not like Matthew’s Jesus. Devin Graham is a 21-year-old business management senior from Prairieville. Follow him on Twitter @TDR_dgraham.

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WALKING THE LINE

Repelling the landfill: reasons for us to Recycle Scenic and pristine, the ocean was once a beautiful place to watch the blue tidal waves ebb and flow, an escape like no other. But beauty isn’t timeless, and the loss of the ocean’s scenery is your fault. We’re the reason for the landfills filling up, and in the same sense you’re also the reason for global warming.

While I don’t know any of you personally, I do realize that as human beings we all have one basic weakness and need — the need for convenience. Let’s face it: Fast food is so popular because it’s incredibly delectable and easy to come by. Recycling, not so much. Perhaps it’s just a basic lack of knowledge about the topic, but

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in my case it’s plain and simple laziness. Honestly, it seems like one bottle really won’t make a difference, and the trash bin is so much closer. If I was the only one that didn’t acknowledge the consequences of my actions, we’d be in a much better situation. Unfortunately, I’m not. Priyanka In our Bhatia losing battle Columnist against the rowdy recycling bin and the grouchy garbage can, our decisions are costing us a great deal of resources. For every 2 million tons of bottles and cans that were wasted instead of recycled, 18 million barrels of crude oil equivalent were consumed, according to a study conducted by the Container Recycling Institute. In other words, as stated by Oberlin College, recycling saves 95 percent of those resources needed to produce a new can or bottle. How many times could you fill your car if you had saved 18 million barrels of crude oil? Probably enough times that you would never have to visit another gas station again in your lifetime.

But you’re telling me that you would much rather use those resources to completely recreate another plastic Starbucks cup instead of just recycling the one in your hand? Really? May I suggest reconsidering? With all the clearly labeled blue bins surrounding our beautiful campus, this is not the time for excuses but rather a time for action. As intelligent college students, it’s about time we take charge of the way we manage our waste on campus. But how will the campus manage our waste? Rumor has it that LSU’s single stream recycling system mixes the garbage and the recyclables together, only to separate them at the Waste Management Center. This would be worrisome considering the amount of contamination that occurs when recyclables are mixed with other waste. It couldn’t be further from the truth. The fact of the matter is that single-stream recycling mixes all the recyclables together, making for a more efficient and less costly pickup by the Recycling Foundation, which came to LSU’s rescue only after the creation of LSU Recycles. LSU Recycles became more aggressive in 2003 and since then has collected more than 1,240 tons of recyclable beverage containers. The organization has also

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participated in the EPA Game Day Challenge, collecting the most recyclables per person out of all Southeastern Conference schools in 2010. These numbers are a great improvement from the beginnings of LSU recycling, but it’s not enough if the students haven’t the slightest clue about recycling. While all the recycling bins have a clear-cut description of what should be disposed of and what should be reduced, reused and recycled, students are still clueless about the difference between a recyclable plastic bottle and a cardboard container. Although LSU Recycles takes a firm stand on reducing waste, it will never be able to become fully efficient unless it gains the full attention of the student body by teaching us why we should long to defeat our ferocious landfill foes. To be blunt, it’s time to recycle LSU because not doing so embodies more than just an issue of waste management. It embodies ignorance. Priyanka Bhatia is a 19-yearold pre-veterinarian major and environmental management systems minor from San Jose, Calif. Follow her on Twitter @TDR_PBhatia. Contact Priyanka Bhatia at pbhatia@lsureveille.com

Quote of the Day “Old people, they lose their sex life, and that’s not a fun time... That’s why people always get divorced.”

Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi “Jersey Shore” Nov. 23, 1987 - present


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UNO, SUNO make cute couple, should elope The proposed merger between Southern University at New Orleans and the University of New Orleans, announced Tuesday by Gov. Bobby Jindal could be mistaken as an attempt to distract people from recent budget cut predictions. And it probably is, to a point. Just look at the timing. In the midst of everyone freaking out over the future of education in Louisiana, an even more heated issue comes out to hijack the conversation, courtesy of the governor himself. But even if Jindal’s shortterm budget plan proves to be as transparent as it appears, at least this merger could be the beginning of something good for Louisiana’s education system. The merger between UNO and SUNO is a pretty sane idea that’s been popping up off and on for years, but the topic has always fallen prey to accusations of racism and political inertia.

It’s something that needs to be considered, however, because it’s crazy to have two low-achieving four-year colleges two miles away from each other in a metropolitan area, wasting resources by using separate facilities. Macy Linton Add to that Columnist the fact that SUNO and UNO are both below capacity, and it’s hard to think of a reason why Louisiana should maintain a system that is obviously not working. The low graduation rate at both universities is in itself enough to call for major reform. When students don’t graduate, taxpayer money gets wasted. The Louisiana education system needs money wasted like people need holes in their heads. The merger has been

coming for years, and if SUNO were not an historically black college, it probably would have already happened by now. Some leaders in the state are aghast at the idea of the mostly white UNO absorbing the mostly black SUNO (and absorption is what will inevitably happen, as UNO has both a more diverse curriculum and a higher graduation rate, and therefore a structure that is more likely to hold up under scrutiny), but if education is suffering, then reason must prevail. It’s a racially charged issue, but it’s also 2011. In a metropolitan city where culture and politics are both large parts of the general atmosphere, combining politically minded UNO with culture-oriented SUNO could only create a New Orleans-like dynamic. Of course, bigger isn’t always better. Combining two small universities with unacceptable graduation rates may

simply result in Louisiana having one large university with an unacceptable graduation rate and no noticeable change for the students and faculty that work in them. To be successful, this merger also needs to create a better infrastructure, make better use of convenient Internet resources and raise admission standards so the people who do get into the college are better prepared. But combining only these two universities isn’t going to do much in the long run. The government is going to need statewide reforms concerning the fact that we have too many four-year universities and not enough two-year technical schools. Creating a more efficient educational environment will require other universities to merge, share facilities and/or combine administrative duties as well, which shouldn’t be too much of

a nightmare considering many of Louisiana’s universities are located close to one another. But that was the problem in the first place, really. Really, what it all comes down to is the study. If the study — be it a well-researched study done by a well-rounded group of higher education experts and financial advisers — reveals the merger as a true opportunity to improve the standard of education delivered by the universities without throwing any more money down the drain, then there is absolutely no reason not to do it. I would be surprised if the study revealed otherwise. Macy Linton is a 19-year-old international studies freshman from Memphis, Tenn. Follow her on Twitter @TDR_mlinton. Contact Macy Linton at mlinton@lsureveille.com

POP GOES THE CULTURE

Disgusted by modern discourse? Blame ‘Jersey Shore’ In my brief tenure as a pop culture columnist, I’ve garnered a pretty solid — and accurate — reputation for criticizing most of the entertainment trends I cover. I’ve always insisted nothing could sound more grating than “Glee” or Taylor Swift. And then I watched an episode of “Jersey Shore.” I can’t lie: I only forced myself to endure such agony so I could write this column, as well as to understand what you kids are talking about these days. And it was almost impossible for me to pin down one aspect of the show I hate enough to devote a column to. But after an hour of dialogue alternating between inauthentic accents at glass-shattering decibels and every bleeping invective you can imagine, I had the debilitating combination of migraine and ringing-ear syndrome with a side of nausea. It left me feeling slightly hung over — but inspired nonetheless by the cast’s colorful language. To someone with Italian heritage, the term “guido” and its female equivalent “guidette” are at least familiar, though not appreciated. Sometimes an insult can get turned on its head when used by the insulted. This is not the case, however, when half the poster children aren’t Italian (or even New Jerseyan) but talking the talk and walking the walk as if they are. This, of course, is now MTV’s specialty: “reality shows” that can’t exist without cookie-cutter characters, equipped with a lingo all their own. Naturally, the result is revival

and prolonging of stereotypes, especially when the majority of “Jersey Shore” jargon consists of self-identification gems like “juicehead” and “gorilla” for men, “grenade” and “hippo” for women. Such primitive vocabulary is nothing more than senseless, immature name-calling, plain and simple. And timing, as the adage goes, is everything. Just as the imitation-Italians of MTV’s record-setting series kicked off another season at Seaside Heights, Barnes and Noble announced it was Kelly Hotard d e s i g n a t i n g January as “No Columnist Name-Calling Month,” a campaign crafted to “[bring] attention to the national problem of name-calling and bullying of all kinds,” according to a Barnes and Noble news release. I guess Snooki and the gang missed that memo. It’s understandable, though, given the only bookstores they visit are the ones promoting their “memoirs.” MTV, however, seems to have missed a golden opportunity here. Last fall, the outbreak of bullyrelated suicides among American youths prompted the network to launch a series of public wservice announcements, incorporating several “Jersey Shore” cast members to speak out, ironically, against discrimination. Months later, our society is again scrutinizing how we interact

with one another. It’s my opinion we’re not questioning “the Shore” more for the ways it implies young people should “squash their differences.” The genre of “Jersey Shore” occupies a grey area in the media industry. Obviously, it’s not reality, because 20-something nobodies who still live with their parents don’t get paid millions just to go on filmed vacations, work out, tan and do laundry. But a show scripted around people doing what everyone else our age does on a daily basis doesn’t constitute entertainment, either. Round-the-clock catfights

and obnoxious people aren’t amusing — they’re annoying as hell. If I wanted to encounter such spectacles, I’d still be living in a dorm. We hear so much today about the pitiful state of modern discourse, especially in the political arena. Our elected officials often amount to nothing more than lying, backstabbing name-callers — attributes for which we fault them. Yet, in an era where candidates face particularly low turnout from young voters, can we really blame policymakers for taking cues from the top-rated show on MTV? These days, it seems

Washington, D.C. is a bit too close to Seaside Heights for comfort. This “guidette” has a feeling neither city will be recognizing “No Name-Calling Month.” Kelly Hotard is a 19-year-old mass communication junior from Picayune, Miss. Follow her on Twitter @TDR_khotard.

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Ladies, I’m looking for an atleast somewhat attractive woman with casual morals, low standards, and even lower self-esteem to hang out with at Bogie’s. Holla at me at TheJanderson@yahoo. com will you be... The pudding to my pop? The herp to my derp? The mad scientist to my evil genius? I’m looking for a goofy guy to waltz me into a stupor and swing me into a tizzy. Email at NoTime_MustDance@yahoo.com Serious people need not apply. Movie buddy 5’6” black haired brown eyed male student. seeking female movie lover to attend movies with. Must have good sense of humor and enjoy life. If interested: coxman54@yahoo. com Normal guy looking for a girl who enjoys playing Frisbee Golf and appreciates spending time outdoors. Bonus

points for brains. If interested, email lsucetiger@gmail.com LONELY LOVEABLE SWEETIE looking for a hottie with a body, preferably one into wearing cowboy boots, lime green polo hats, lavender shorts, and lsu belts. Must love the boston red sox, and cool storying the shxt out of people. Also, must take vitamins daily. Email me at mmmdontcare1112c@rocketmail.com Seeking Lover Atlantian male seeking Amazonian princess. Must enjoy large fish, “playing” with mermaids, and making bubbles. Large lung capacity preferred for the long trips down under. ;) E-mail me: atlantiansRus@hotmail.com Do you dig Raptors?! Looking for reptilian humanoid with tiny arms and no spacial awareness. Must like Eve, have World Cup Fever, and be “Bigger” than Jay-z. Please call or txt 225-362-0443 if interested. 318.664.4501 SEEKING HILLARY LOOK-ALIKE I love the environment, vegetables, recycling, books, gays, and protesting everything, so pretty much just a normal, run-of-the-mill democrat. If you want to meet up over a non-fat, dairyfree, sugar-free, caffeine-free latte’ and talk about how much we love taxation just send me an email at bdonne3@ lsu.edu

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