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Men’s Basketball: Tigers edge out Bulldogs in overtime, p. 6

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FACULTY SENATE

[Main] This plastic bug was made using the Engineering Communication Studio’s 3-D printer.

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Students make use of 3-D printer

Using the 3-D scanner, students convert real-world objects, such as mechanical parts, into scaled-down 3-D renderings.

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Renderings from the scanner can be seen and adjusted on the computer. From there, the dimensions will be sent to the printer.

Advanced technology available to all majors Brian Sibille Staff Writer

Printing an iPhone case in a matter of hours may seem like a far-fetched idea straight out of a sci-fi film, but University students have already done it with futuristic technology at their fingertips. The University’s Engineering

From the ground up, the 3-D printer lays layers of plastic until the object is complete. Depending on the size and intricacy of the object, printing can take from two to 20 hours.

Communication Studio in Patrick F. Taylor Hall houses a 3-D printer and 3-D scanner that are open to students of all majors as resources for class and design projects. After making a splash at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, 3-D printers have captured worldwide attention. But the University’s 3-D

See a video of the 3-D printer in action at lsureveille.com/multimedia, and read a column about the technology on page 8.

printer has been on campus for more than two years, and since then students have been utilizing its services in a variety of ways. The Dimension Elite Printer can create 8x8x8-inch plastic models in a matter of hours. Costing about $50,000, the printer was a gift to the University. Shane Moore, mechanical

engineering junior, said the printer is convenient for creating models with endless possibilities. Moore said the process begins with designing a model in SolidWorks, a computer program that assists with 3-D crafting.

BATON ROUGE COMMUNITY

Students claim discrimination at bar Owner: Dress code must be upheld Kate Mabry Staff Writer

While strict dress codes aren’t foreign to Baton Rouge bar patrons, some students believe downtown hot spots have been using dress-code violations as excuses to discriminate against their patrons. Jasmin Hughes, a student at the Paul M. Hebert Law Center, said she was refused entrance into Punchers Sports Bar, a downtown Baton Rouge hangout, about two weeks ago based on a “dress-code violation” for leggings.

Hughes said she had been to Punchers on numerous other occasions and was unaware of any dress code the club enforced. “That night, the bouncer couldn’t give me a reason as to why my leggings were out of dress,” she said. Hughes said she has worn leggings into Punchers before without problems, and on the night Punchers turned her away, she wore the same outfit to both Radio Bar and Roux House, two downtown establishments near Punchers. “There were no issues with other bars that night,” she said. “I’ve never had an issue with dress codes in bars ever before.” Hughes, a black student, was accompanied by a group of other

African-American students and said she was the only person to be refused entrance into the club. “I thought that this might be his way of trying to get us all to leave,” she said. In response to complaints of discrimination, Puncher’s co-owner Mike Labat said all customers are welcomed at his bar. “Come to Punchers any night of the week, and you’ll see a diverse group of people,” he said. “Punchers is a melting pot for downtown Baton Rouge.” Labat said there is a loose dress

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Attendance could be graded, mandatory Rachel Warren Staff Writer

The LSU Faculty Senate is considering passing a resolution that would allow professors to grade students on their attendance. Mass communication professor Louis Day presented the resolution Tuesday at the senate’s monthly meeting, which, if passed, would make it possible for professors to make class attendance mandatory. “The most effective means of fostering student responsibility for class attendance is a University policy permitting instructors to include attendance among their grading criteria,” the resolution reads. Several senators said the issue has been debated for years and that many professors use participation grades to get around the rule. “We just thought this was a more intellectually honest way,” Day said. “I think this would be a step forward.” ATTENDANCE, see page 11

See what students have to say about the possible resolution, p.8.

MIDNIGHT MAGIC

The Daily Reveille weighs in on the incident, p.8.

DRESS CODE, see page 4

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Mass communication junior Alex Ramsey and kinesiology sophomore Zach Johnson kiss Tuesday near Memorial Tower during the first few seconds of Valentine’s Day.


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INTERNATIONAL

Nation & World

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

NATIONAL

STATE/LOCAL

New statue depicts late North Korean leader and father on horseback

New Las Vegas museum highlights mob bosses and firearms

Monroe auto racing track reclaims NASCAR, race to be held in April

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Coat flying open, reins in hand, Kim Jong Il is depicted astride a galloping horse in a larger-than-life statue unveiled Tuesday as part of birthday celebrations for the late North Korean leader. The statue is the first bronze casting of Kim, who during his lifetime shunned proposals to erect a bronze like the massive statue of his father, North Korea founder Kim Il Sung, that towers over downtown Pyongyang. Kim Jong Il died of a heart attack in December. Trial begins for 93 suspects in soccer match-fixing scandal

LAS VEGAS (AP) — In one room, a ghastly photo wall of bloody, uncensored images showcases the mob’s greatest hits. In another, visitors are taught to load a revolver. And for when a gun just won’t do, an oddball collection of household items show the creative side of some of America’s most notorious killers. On the 83rd anniversary of the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, Sin City is honoring one of its earliest relationships with the grand opening of a museum dedicated to the mobsters that made the desert town.

MONROE (AP) — A revived auto racing track in Monroe has announced it has reclaimed a NASCAR affiliation. Now known as Revolution Park, the concrete oval at the 55acre, 4,000-seat complex is the only NASCAR-affiliated track in Louisiana. The News-Star reports racing begins April 21 with a grand opening event scheduled for May 5. Drivers will compete in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series. Monroe businessman Gus Campbell bought the idle track in November. It was built for about $6.3 million in 2008.

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — As thousands of loyal fans chanted their support, 93 suspects, including the jailed president of Turkey’s top soccer team, went on trial Tuesday in a match-fixing scandal that has upended Turkish soccer. Aziz Yildirim, head of the celebrated Fenerbahce soccer team, and others have been charged in the scandal, allegedly involving 19 league matches last season. Fenerbahce, the champion of the Turkish league, was barred from the Champions League because of its involvement in the scandal.

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North Koreans leave the grounds of the Mansudae Art Studio in Pyongyang Tuesday after watching the unveiling of a new bronze statue depicting the late leader Kim Jong Il and his father Kim Il Sung.

Valentine’s Day brings visitors to a museum for broken hearts ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — What becomes of a garden gnome hurled in fury at a car during a stormy breakup? Or a teddy bear that was once a Valentine’s Day present? A wedding dress from a marriage gone awry? An ax that smashed through household furniture? All are on display at the Museum of Broken Relationships in the Croatian capital, each with written testimonies telling tales of passion, romance and heartbreak.

Couples tour Brooklyn’s sewage plant on Valentine’s Day NEW YORK (AP) — All across America, men gave their sweethearts flowers and chocolates for Valentine’s Day. Michael Jennings gave his girlfriend something more memorable, if less fragrant: a tour of a Brooklyn sewage plant. Love was not the only thing in the air Tuesday as about 100 people ventured out to the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant for a free guided tour that was billed by the city as an “unforgettable” way to celebrate the most romantic day of the year.

U.S. Treasury Department approves new Louisiana rum distillery LACASSINE (AP) — A new rum distillery in Lacassine has been approved for operation by the U.S. Treasury Department. Louisiana Spirits LLC plans to use Louisiana sugar cane as the primary ingredient in its rum. “We are energized by this approval, and we look forward to working with the Louisiana ATC and Department of Revenue to complete our operating license requirements,” Trey Litel said.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

2012 Bonnaroo lineup:

June 7-10, Manchester, Tenn.

Radiohead Phish

Bon Iver The Avett Brothers

The Shins

Red Hot Chili Peppers

The Beach Boys

Skrillex

STUDENT MEDIA

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Legacy magazine secures new printing co. New issue to hit stands Feb. 27

Lauren Duhon Staff Writer

The University’s Legacy magazine secured a bid from a new printing company Monday after Interstate Printing & Graphics refused to print the February issue because of an article titled “Kink.”

CAMPUS CRIME BRIEFS

Aziz Ansari

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Two arrested for stealing items from Middleton Library

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Ben Folds Five Flogging Molly

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St. Vincent Flying Lotus Major Lazer tUnE-yArDs Afrocubism Childish Gambino

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Two men unaffiliated with the University were arrested after being charged with felony theft of multiple stolen goods in Middleton Library from Jan. 22 to Feb. 3. LSU Police Department spokesperson Capt. Cory Lalonde said MP3 players, cell phones and other items were reported stolen from the library. After receiving several reports, LSUPD recognized a description of a man who was present at the time of the thefts. Through further investigation, officers identified 19-yearold Michael Bobby Willis of 1868 Tennessee St., Baton Rouge, as the suspect. Lalonde said officers detained Willis on Feb. 6, where they found him in possession of a stolen iPod. Lalonde said Willis admitted to the thefts after further questioning. Willis was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish prison

Interstate Printing & Graphics declined last week to publish the issue because the article’s content was said to go against the company’s Christian values. The magazine’s staff gave Interstate a chance to reconsider its decision by Friday afternoon. Legacy editor and mass communication senior Emily Slack said the University’s Office of Purchasing sent the printing company a list of consequences in the event they still decided not to print the issue.

Slack said the company offered to print the issue without “Kink,” an article that profiled University students involved in a sexual recreation community. The printing company stood by its decision not to produce the February issue. On Monday, Slack said the University’s Office of Purchasing compiled a list of potential new bids for printing companies. She said the magazine now has a contract with Mele Printing in Covington, La.

“I’m happy we found a new printer,” Slack said. “I am glad to see so many people supported our decision. We stand by our content.” The magazine is scheduled to be printed on time and with “Kink” intact. The issue will be on stands Feb. 27.

on two charges: felony theft and possession of stolen goods. Following Willis’ arrest, officers received information that 19-year-old Timothy Ricard of 1879 Kentucky St., Baton Rouge, was also involved in the thefts. Lalonde said investigators located Ricard on Feb. 9, who acknowledged stealing items from Middleton library. Ricard was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish prison. Lalonde said the investigation is still ongoing. Additional charges and arrests may be made in the future. Man arrested for domestic abuse after victim steps forward

After further investigation, Lalonde said officers noted the other acts of violence occurred off campus. He said the Baton Rouge Police Department was contacted in reference to those batteries. Thrash was arrested and

booked on Feb. 10 at 11:50 a.m. into the East Baton Rouge Parish prison.

A man unaffiliated with the University was arrested on Feb. 10 after being charged with simple battery. On Feb. 6, a victim came forward and accused 18-year-old Jourdain Thrash of several cases of abuse. Lalonde said one of these incidents occurred on Feb. 3 at the University.

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COMMUNITY

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

“A man who stops advertising to save money, is like a man who stops the clock to save time.”

CATS may benefit from 10-yr. tax Emily Herrington Staff Writer

The Downtown Development District gave updates on ongoing projects and welcomed new businesses Tuesday at its monthly commission meeting. Gabe Vicknair, DDD development project director, said North Boulevard Town Square has seen improvements with the addition of tables and chairs, “litter getters” and a new movie screen. Vicknair said he hopes to start a movie series in Town Square in the spring. Repentance Park off River Road has started construction, he said, and he expects the park to be completed by September. There are also plans of expanding the cultural product district to

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code at Punchers similar to other bars in the downtown area — “We don’t want baggy clothes or flashy jewelry,” he said — but he couldn’t answer questions about specifics of what is appropriate. He instead encouraged patrons to call the office and ask if they’re in doubt. “We can’t set the dress code in stone,” he said. “There [would] be hundreds of pages of what can’t come in.” Labat didn’t have a definitive answer on whether tights are permitted in the bar, though he said women in tights would “probably not” be allowed inside. Exceptions will occasionally be made for customers attending theme parties, so tights might be allowed in the event of an ’80s theme, he said. Hughes said another AfricanAmerican woman wearing a polo shirt approached her outside Punchers the night she was refused entrance and told her she had also been refused entrance due to a “dresscode violation.” Later that week, Hughes brought the incident to the attention of her fellow classmates at the law center, who said they had heard of similar incidents occurring in the downtown Baton Rouge area. “It seems like other people know about incidents like mine,” she said. Hughes said she considered contacting the bar’s management about the incident but decided against it after reading a couple of online reviews of the bar. “In one review, it seemed like it was a white person who heard the manager tell the bouncer that there were too many black people in the bar, and they needed to start turning them away,” she said. “Then, the next black person that walked to the door was turned away for a ‘dresscode violation.’” Hughes said she’s seen a variety of inappropriate clothing at Punchers on regular nights that have gone unregulated. “There doesn’t seem to be an established dress code,” she said. “I saw people with flip flops and baggy jeans.” Quentin Anderson, another

include the entirety of the DDD district so that Main Street Market vendors will have more space to sell their works tax-free, according to Davis Rhorer, DDD executive director. The commission motioned to support Capital Area Transit System in its efforts to procure dedicated tax funding in the April 21 election. The 10-year property tax would cost an average of $14 per month for Baton Rouge residents, said Lacy Strohschein, special initiatives manager for the Center for Planning Excellence. Strohschein called herself a “boomerang” — a Baton Rouge native who spent time in another city and returned. She said returning to Baton Rouge was a “huge adjustment” because she was forced to rely solely on her car to get around.

“Great cities need great transit,” Strohschein said in her presentation. The Baton Rouge Transit Coalition plans to establish a transportation connection from Baton Rouge to New Orleans, she said. Despite popular opinion, CATS operates more efficiently than peer cities’ transit systems, Strohschein said. After a solid bus system is established, it will lend the opportunity to establish newer sophisticated systems like light rails or street cars, she said. Rhorer welcomed new businesses Azteca’s Mexican Cuisine, The Bridal Shop and Karmady Yoga to the downtown area.

student at the law center, said he was refused entrance into Punchers on three separate occasions. He said he’s been turned away once for wearing white shoes, another time for boots and most recently for wearing a fraternity T-shirt, which the doorman considered “gang attire.” Anderson said he has never been confronted about his dress at The Office, another downtown bar. “Maybe they have different dress codes,” he said. “I’m not sure if it was on the basis of anything other than bad clothing.” Labat said patrons may also be refused from entrance into Punchers if it’s too crowded. On an average Friday night,

Labat said about 500 people frequent the bar, while anywhere from 600 to 800 attend on Saturday nights. Labat said the bar’s maximum capacity is about 375, but it also has an outdoor patio area for additional customers. In order to keep the bar’s capacity within the legal measures of the fire code, Labat said the doormen count the number of customers at the door, and management watches the club floor to make sure the club isn’t too crowded and customers are comfortable.

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THE ART OF PITCHING LSU softball team led by an experienced pitching staff Scott Branson Sports Contributor

The LSU softball team’s 2012 campaign is officially under way, and this season’s success hinges in large part on the talents of the Tigers’ (2-2) experienced pitching staff. In two games this season, junior pitcher Rachele Fico pitched 13 scoreless innings, struck out 13 opponents and allowed a slim .073 batting average en route to earning both of LSU’s wins. While Fico does her work in the circle, there’s more to pitching than meets the eye.

1. THE RITUAL

For many athletes, pregame activities are limited to stretching and focusing on the task at hand. Fico and her fellow Tiger pitchers take a different approach. “Before every game, when the hitters come down to start taking [batting practice], the pitchers usually play Hacky Sack,” Fico said. “It’s something fun that gets our legs going, gets us loose and gets us laughing. We get really goofy during it.” When play time is over, however, Fico gets focused and begins to prepare for the day’s game. “After we finish playing, we get into game mode,” Fico said.

2. THE WARM-UP

The pre-game bullpen session is a chance to get locked in on the nitty-gritty details of pitching. “Whenever I’m warming up for a game, I really try and focus every pitch like I’d be approaching it in the game,” Fico said. The warm-up is a pitcher’s last chance to focalize an aspect of her pitching to promote maximum effectiveness in the game. Fico said a lot of her bullpen time is dedicated to her pitch location. “Location is definitely a big key factor for me and a factor into my success,” she said.

3. THE MOTION

LSU coach Beth Torina said Fico’s approach in practice and in the circle is more based on her “feel” for each pitch, rather than a concentration on intricate details of the technique. “I don’t really focus too much on the little things in my motion when I’m pitching,” Fico said. “I just try to trust what I’ve been working on and trust my body to do the right things.” Fico said the best time to try to make technique changes is between innings, and not when facing opposing batters. “If Coach [Torina] sees something, she’ll let me know right after the inning, and I’ll make the adjustment in my next warm-up,” Fico said.

4. THE MATCH-UP

Taking advantage of an opponent’s strengths and weaknesses in the batter’s box is key to a team’s success. “Coach [Torina] will go over what batters we’ll be facing in the lineup, who to look out for and what some of their strengths might be,” Fico said. Torina also calls the pitches from the dugout, leaving the pitchers to concentrate on hitting their spots and worrying less about what pitch they should throw. “[Torina] does most of the thinking for me by calling the pitches,” Fico said. “I just need to do my best to put the pitch in the location that she wants me to.”

5. THE PITCH

The movement on a pitch is equally as important to its effectiveness as the location. Fico said she throws five pitches — a drop ball, rise ball, curve ball, change-up and screwball — and their frequency varies from day to day. “It depends who we’re facing and what’s working for me,” Fico said. Different pitches are achieved by rotating the ball in specific directions at the release point. The tighter the rotation, the more the pitch will move and the more difficult it will be to hit. Fico’s favorite pitch to throw in big situations is the rise ball, but even its success hinges on other factors. “It’s definitely a go-to pitch to try and get a strikeout,” she said. “But in order for me to do that, I need to be working ahead in the count with my other pitches.”

6. THE FINISH

The work is far from over when the pitcher fires the ball toward home plate. There’s always a chance the ball could come speeding back at the pitcher, just as fast, or faster, than it was pitched. Fico said she must have a fast reaction time to be prepared for whatever may happen after the pitch is thrown. “We’re the closest people on the field to the batter, so we always have to be ready,” she said. It takes a split-second reaction to pluck a speeding ball out of the air, leaving no time for judgement of any kind. “You don’t even think about it,” Fico said. “It’s a natural reaction.”

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LSU junior pitcher Rachele Fico throws a pitch Tuesday during practice at Tiger Park. In two games this season, she has pitched 13 scoreless innings and struck out 13 opponents.

LSU JUNIOR PITCHER RACHELE FICO DISPLAYS THE MOTIONS OF A SOFTBALL PITCH


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MEN’S BASKETBALL

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Hickey’s runner nets thrilling 69-67 overtime win for LSU Chris Abshire Sports Writer

Anthony Hickey has made the shot dozens of times this season. This one was special. The freshman point guard made a running floater in the lane with 1.4 seconds left to push LSU past No. 23 Missisippi State, 69-67, in overtime Tuesday night. “I came off the pick up top, and the shot was there,” Hickey said. “I saw the clock at five seconds and knew I had to let it go. I floated the ball up there. It only hit net.” The shot capped off a typical seesaw battle between the two squads. LSU (15-10, 5-6 Southeastern Conference) and Mississippi State’s last five meetings have now been decided by 11 points overall. MSU (19-7, 6-5 SEC) exploded out the starting gates to a 30-13 advantage in the first 14 minutes. “We were just out of sorts early on, and I think it was uncharacteristic of us,” said sophomore guard

Ralston Turner. The Tigers only scored eight points in 13 minutes after posting five in the game’s first minute. But LSU ramped up the defensive effort and drained timely shoots to cut State’s lead to seven after Turner’s 3-pointer to end the first half. LSU then burst out of the halftime locker room with a 7-0 run, and it was game on from there. But the Bulldogs stretched their lead to nine points at the 11:27 mark of the second half. Then Turner took over. The sophomore scored nine of the next 13 points to lift LSU to a 54-50 lead by the six-minute mark. Turner finished with 17 points, including two crucial three-pointers. “Ralston hasn’t let misses discourage him,” said LSU coach Trent Johnson Even with Turner’s treys, the final minutes belonged to Hickey and junior center Justin Hamilton. Despite missing a 3-pointer as time expired in regulation, Hamilton

scored nine straight points for LSU at the end of regulation and to open overtime. “I have the range on the 3-pointer, but I just kept my head up,” said Hamilton, who finished with 14 points. With 22 seconds remaining in OT, Hickey knifed through the lane for a layup that gave the Tigers a four-point lead and seemingly sealed victory. But Bulldogs junior forward Renardo Sidney nailed a contested 3-pointer with 12 seconds to play. Turner threw the ensuing inbounds pass away, setting up State guard Brian Bryant’s 1-for-2 effort at the free throw line that tied the game and set the stage for Hickey’s heroics. “I don’t know how many lives we’ve got, but we found a way to win,” Johnson said.

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LSU sophomore guard Andre Stringer celebrates Tuesday with freshman forward Johnny O’Bryant III after LSU’s 69-67 overtime win against Mississippi State in the PMAC.

Contenders, pretenders rampant in March Madness Sullinger is one of the top forwards in America, the Buckeyes lack depth in the frontcourt after him. As much as I’m a fan of head coach Thad Matta, Ohio State doesn’t have a go-to scorer down the stretch. The Buckeyes will be in trouble if they have to face a quality rebounding team in the tournament. After Sullinger, Ohio State’s second leading rebounder only averages 4.8 boards a game. I rest my case.

MIC’D UP

Micah Bedard Sports Columnist The middle of February signifies one thing for college basketball fanatics like myself: March Madness is only a few weeks away. One month from today, the NCAA Tournament’s second round will kick off at venues across the country. With the madness creeping closer, teams on the bubble face increasing pressure to win games. While I don’t see any bubble teams making a deep run to the Final Four a la VCU last March, there are a few teams that I see as legitimate contenders to cut down the nets in New Orleans. Some schools, however, won’t have what it takes to bring home the National Championship in 2012. To the contenders: KENTUCKY Coach John Calipari has one of those teams that screams, to steal a quote from Ron Burgundy, “Hey everybody, come see how good I look.” I caught a glimpse of the Wildcats when they thrashed LSU on Jan. 28. Kentucky is as good as advertised. Two years ago, Calipari’s first Kentucky team went to the Elite Eight, and last year his squad made it to the Final Four. Is this the season Cal finally brings home a title? KANSAS A few weeks ago, I would have labeled the Jayhawks as pretenders. Kansas turned around and convincingly beat Baylor on the road Feb. 8. From there, I was sold. Even without junior Player of the Year candidate Thomas Robinson playing his best game, the Jayhawks ran past the Bears for the second time this season. Senior guard Tyshawn Taylor

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LSU sophomore guard Ralston Turner (22) tries to slide a pass by Kentucky forward Anthony Davis (23) in the Wildcats’ 74-50 win Jan. 28 in the PMAC.

and Robinson form one of the most dynamic scoring duos in the country. If those two get hot, Kansas will be a tough team to take down in March. MICHIGAN STATE If you haven’t watched Spartan senior forward Draymond Green, or as I call him, “The Dancing Bear,” you’re missing out. The Spartans lost its first two games to perennial powers North Carolina and Duke. But it’s not how you start, it’s how you finish. Michigan State coach Tom Izzo has taken less-talented teams to the Final Four. It’s not out of the question that this veteran team can finagle its way to New Orleans. And now for the pretenders: DUKE I have never been a fan of Coach K. This year’s version of Duke basketball doesn’t jump out at me. Austin Rivers’ shot to beat North Carolina last week was epic, but I don’t see this team executing well down the stretch once tourney time rolls around. The guards that led Duke through the NCAA Tournament in

2010 are gone. I won’t put the Blue Devils past the Sweet Sixteen. OHIO STATE Even though sophomore Jared

BAYLOR Although Bears coach Scott Drew almost made me a believer in his team when they started the season 17-0, Baylor has struggled since conference play began. Baylor has lost only four games, but they were against two teams — Kansas and Missouri. The Bear’s inability to beat elite

teams will be a huge thorn in its side as the tournament nears. Micah Bedard is a 21-year-old mass communication senior from Houma. Follow him on Twitter @DardDog. Contact Micah Bedard at mbedard@lsureveille.com


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WOMEN’S TENNIS

Slimmer Ross returning to the plate LSU becomes first to Sophomore catcher beat undefeated Tulane lost 30 pounds Hunter Paniagua Sports Writer

They call themselves “the battery.” Kevin Gausman, the sophomore pitcher, and Ty Ross, the sophomore catcher, will be tasked with opening LSU’s season as the two starters. They have developed a relationship off the field that has proved beneficial for the pair on the field. Both in their second season, the duo has high hopes for the impending opener. “We really want the best out of each other, but we get on each other at the same time,” Gausman said. “If he makes a mistake, he knows I’m going to be the first guy in his face.” That connection with the CATHERINE THRELKELD / The Daily Reveille pitching staff, among other reaLSU sophomore catcher Ty Ross catches the ball Jan. 30 during practice at Alex Box sons, is what propelled Ross into Stadium. Ross will start during the Tigers’ season opener on Friday. the starting role last season. It’s after it everyday. We try to be the season, but after changing his also why he’ll stay there in 2012. Tasked with replacing for- eating habits and running more hardest-working guys out here, mer LSU catcher Micah Gibbs as frequently, the 6-foot-2 catcher because as a catcher, you have to a freshman, Ross admits he felt has trimmed down to 207 pounds. be a leader and show everyone Ross spent the sum- that you’re willing to outwork anxious and nervous mer playing in the Cape everybody.” Position before the start of last Preview Another player who could Cod League for the season. He had imagA four-part Wareham Gatemen, and see time behind the plate is freshined playing in Alex series LSU coach Paul Main- man Tyler Moore. The left-handBox Stadium, but his exieri said he has noticed a ed hitter has worked at both corperiences were something he marked improvement in the sec- ner infield positions in addition struggled to explain. to catcher, and could see “You can dream of it, but ond-year catcher. time thanks to his offen“There was no quesonce you experience it, it’s just a whole different thing,” Ross said. tion we needed improve- ‘No one’s going sive abilities. to recognize “His lefty stick is so “Being a part of this LSU tradi- ment from our catching play,” Mainieri said. unless you’re good, he has to hit for tion, it was surreal.” Ross went through the fresh- “Everything [with Ross] messing up.’ us,” Ross said. But Ross knows the man learning curve, struggling has improved. I think majority of playing time at times from behind the plate he’s going to be a guy Ty Ross and in the batter’s box. Ross hit that’s going to be a force LSU sophomore catcher and attention will fall on him when Gausman’s just .223 — the lowest average offensively before his ready for the first pitch. among regular starters — and career is over. I heard “That’s a lot of pressure on threw out only 10 of the 59 run- from a lot of people that watched ners that attempted to steal bases. him in Cape Cod that said he was you,” Ross said. “You have to “No one wants to be the low- up there with the top catchers in be the guy back there. No one’s going to recognize unless you’re est guy hitting on the team, but I the Cape last summer.” Ross said he has also ben- messing up.” went out there and battled every day,” Ross said. “I’ve worked efitted from his relationship with on a lot of things so hopefully I his backup, Jordy Snikeris. The can increase my average, but the senior catcher has struggled with main thing I want to do is help the injuries throughout his career but still mentors Ross and works team win and be a good leader.” His main focus during the with pitchers in the bullpen. Contact Hunter Paniagua at “We push each other to offseason: slimming down. Ross hpaniagua@lsureveille.com weighed around 230 pounds last get better,” Ross said. “We get

Men to host Green Wave today

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The LSU women’s tennis team became the first to conquer in-state rival Tulane this season with an 6-1 victory Tuesday over the undefeated Green Wave. “Tulane is a real solid team, and we came out with great intensity,” said LSU coach Tony Minnis. The No. 65-ranked Lady Tigers (3-2) evened their home record at 2-2 heading into a road trip to take on San Diego and San Diego State. The doubles point again proved vital to the Lady Tigers’ success. Sophomore Yvette Vlaar and senior Olivia Howlett started strong with an 8-6 victory against Tulane’s Caroline Thornton and Caroline Magnusson. Senior Whitney Wolf and junior Keri Frankenberger built a 6-2 lead against Tulane’s Mariam Kurdadze and Emma Levy, but Kurdadze and Levy would rally to eventually tie the set at 8-8. Ultimately, Wolf and Frankenberger proved too much for the Green Wave duo, locking up the doubles point for the Lady Tigers with a 9-8 (7-1) tie-break victory. Before Tuesday, Kurdadze and Levy had previously won nine

straight doubles matches. “They stepped up and played at a high level in the tiebreaker,” Minnis said. “It really carried the momentum into singles.” LSU would turn the early 1-0 lead into a comfortable defeat of the Green Wave, who struggled to keep up with the Lady Tigers in singles play. Vlaar rolled to a 6-4, 6-2 straight-set win, giving the Lady Tigers a 2-0 lead. Kurdadze then gave Tulane its only point with a 7-6, 7-5 defeat of Wolf to make it 2-1, but it wasn’t enough. Frankenberger quickly finished off Tulane’s Jenny Hois 6-4, 6-3, and Howlett raced through a 6-0, 4-6, 6-4 three-set win over Levy to clinch the victory for the Lady Tigers. “We did a great job today, but it’s only one match,” Minnis said. “We better wake our butts up and do the same thing we did today. We just have to keep improving and come out with the same fire and energy.” The LSU men’s tennis team will be next to take on Tulane as it squares off today at 5 p.m. in W.T. “Dub” Robinson Stadium. The No. 28 Tigers (3-2) will be looking to stay perfect at home this season.

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Gallery Baton Rouge bars must justify their discrimination Daily Reveille Editorial Board

How do you feel about attendance possibly being calculated into your final grade? Compiled by DANIELLE KELLEY

‘It’s college. We are big boys and girls. The choice of going to class should be left up to the students.’

Anwar Francis child and family studies sophomore

No one had to read about the recent incident at Punchers Sports Bar to know discrimination is rampant amid Baton Rouge nightlife. When LSU law student Jasmin Hughes was denied entrance to Punchers because her leggings violated the bar’s supposed dress code, it was just another drop in the bucket alongside other similar cases of barroom inequality. Punchers co-owner Michael Labat said the bar welcomes all patrons. He also said the bar’s dresscode list, if the owners were to produce one, would comprise “hundreds of pages.” But since that tome hasn’t been written, the bar’s denial of patrons is completely relative,

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THE NEW FRONTIERSMAN CLAYTON CROCKETT Opinion Editor Futurists always set the bar too high. Is no one else let down to not have a jet pack at this point? Or a flying car? By now we should at least have holograms and a moon colony — I’m looking at you, Newt Gingrich. Don’t fret. The future, as always, is on the horizon. Enter the 3-D printer. In a most Jetsons-esque fashion, you will soon be able to download and manufacture your own basic necessities. What 3-D printers do is use renderings from a computer to actually build objects from the ground up, typically with plastic. Thus far, 3-D printers have been used to build eyeglass frames, toys, concept models, prosthetic limbs and even spare parts for the 3-D printer itself — the latter of which, if you’ve seen any science-fiction film ever, is so scary that I choose to remain willfully ignorant.

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have reported being able to enter Tigerland bars during exchanges even when clad in attire that supposedly violates the set standards, meaning what happens there and at Punchers is nothing short of profiling. How are leggings inappropriate? White T-shirts? Perhaps if the aforementioned bars would provide explanations — or even established lists — it wouldn’t feel like equality has become an afterthought. It’s not as if Punchers and Reggie’s are known as high-brow drinking holes. Owners should stop masking blatant discrimination with a dress code. Contact The Daily Reveille’s Editorial Board at editor@lsureveille.com

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Thomas Theriot

‘I think most professors already count it. ... If they have a stricter policy I may have a problem with Aaron Friedman it.’ English senior

that fraternity shirt incite a riot? Doubtful. That Punchers would turn away a patron for wearing fraternity gear is a stark contrast to what happens in Tigerland, a Greek-happy community of bars where fraternity attire guarantees automatic entry into the in-crowd. Instead of ousting Greeks, bars like Reggie’s and Mike’s turn away patrons clad in visible tattoos, solid white T-shirts or backward baseball caps, clearly targeting a different stereotype. The biggest problem here, aside from the fact that these bars are losing business by turning away mostly innocuous customers, is that the establishments don’t uphold their rulings consistently and fail to justify the basis of the regulations. Greeks

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‘It could be a good thing because it’s an opportunity to get a better grade.’

based only on appearance and not on standards. Any bar is entitled to its own procedures and expectations as far as customers go, but to say the bar employs a dress code without being able to provide the specifics of that code is unfair and unreasonable. If these establishments don’t justify the reasoning behind their regulations, they float into the dangerous territory of discrimination. An additional prime example is Quentin Anderson, another law student who was turned away from the doors of Punchers. Anderson said he was denied entry because he was wearing a fraternity T-shirt, which the doorman called “gang attire.” Blindly labeling a college fraternity as a “gang” is absurd. Will

These printers have existed since the ’80s, but as it goes with all advanced technology, they’re on the verge of availability to the masses. While analysts claim the technology is less than a decade away from mass production and availability, the possibilities reside beyond our shortsighted imaginations. And speculation is out as to what niche the everyman’s 3-D printer will fill. As with nearly all things pleasurable, the revolution will be illegal. I guarantee it. Think about mp3 players: When first launched, they were expensive, large and had little storage to warrant the bonus of no CDs skipping inside. Enter Napster, the audiophile’s messiah and copyrighter’s kryptonite, and suddenly “mp3” is a household term. No one could anticipate the mass reaping of music to computer storage, nor the electronic market which proliferated in the wake. It changed everything about the way we treat the Internet today, from torrent sites for textbooks to cell phones with music-streaming cloud services. Imagine the capabilities of

illegally downloading three-dimensional objects — cell-phone cases, rings, bracelets, sculptures, action figures and toys, guitar picks and anything your mind can communicate into a computer rendering. Now imagine the possibilities when you factor in the ability to print in multiple materials — plastic, metal, ceramic, glass. This technology already exists. Today’s futurists (with the appropriate grain of salt) predict downloadable, printable sneakers within the next two decades. Copyright infringement will hit unfathomable heights, but this hasn’t hindered our progress in the past. Torrent giant Pirate Bay was first to the party, adding a section called “Physibles” to its service, providing downloadable renderings for various objects. Three-dimensional printing will go the same way music did when YouTube or Myspace was created. Everyday aspiring musicians are posting cover tracks onto YouTube waiting for a big break. The prominent music group Beirut formed when the 16-year-old frontman Zach Condon wrote, recorded and posted his first album to Myspace.

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Three-dimensional art will explode, and the Web will face a welcome flood of artistic material — free to download and recreate in homes everywhere. The possibilities, for lack of a better term, are endless. Students here at the University are already reaping the benefits of this technology, as majors in various fields may utilize the campus 3-D printer for various tasks. Shiloh Meyers, mechanical engineering graduate student, described the immense satisfaction that comes with the ability to see final projects manifest in plastic. We’re on the cusp of another technological revolution. And the revolution, it turns out, will be printed in three dimensions. Clayton Crockett is a 20-year-old international studies sophomore from Lafayette. Follow him on Twitter @TDR_ccrockett.

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“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”

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Don’t get scammed looking for work while in college BLUE-EYED DEVIL Nicholas Pierce Columnist Finding a job while you’re in college isn’t easy. Finding a good job while you’re in college is impossible. Vector Marketing LLC has an answer though — they’re the guys who put those ‘“flexible hours, student work” fliers all over campus. They want to pay you and all of your friends oodles of cash to walk around and sell knives door to door, and that’s not on the flier. But that’s the gist of it. If it seems too good to be true, that’s because it is. Vector isn’t what it purports to be. Not even close. Vector is a New York-based distributor of high-quality cutlery. They’ve had a branch in Baton Rouge for a while now, and I’ve had the opportunity to sit down with several of their many former employees. Except “employees” isn’t quite the right word: The folks who go to work for Vector are considered independent contractors in its “multi-level marketing business model.” If you’ve never heard that term before, I wouldn’t be surprised. It isn’t on the fliers either. Vector’s model is both completely legal and utterly diabolical. Baton Rouge resident and former Baton Rouge Community College student Latif Abuhajah,

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An advertisement for Vector Marketing LCC, a cutlery distributor is written on the corner of a University dry-erase board.

one of Vector’s former knife peddlers, described Vector as deceptive. “You go in, they pump you up in this seminar-type thing and tell everyone how they’re about to go into business for themselves,” Abuhajah said. “They ask you questions, they’re super friendly. Then they take everyone aside.” That’s when it got weird. They asked Abuhajah to make a list of all his friends and family, with their phone numbers. That’s also when they informed him he would have to fork over more than $100 to buy

his “demo” set of knives. Oh, and it wasn’t $16 an hour the way they had explained it in his initial interview. It was $16 per appointment — which, they said, normally took about an hour. “I never had an appointment that was less than an hour-anda-half or two hours,” Abuhajah said. “They say it’s all about being a good salesman. They don’t profit off of sales — they profit off the suckers who come in looking for a job.” Abuhajah was quite vehement in his sentiment. He also explained how Vector management

wasn’t very forthcoming with his pay, along with how they didn’t explain to him that he made either $16 per appointment or commission off of his sales — not both. Jack Langston, also a Baton Rouge resident and former Vector employee, disagreed with Abuhajah. He felt Vector was a great company, but said most people weren’t cut out to work there. He said the advertising had to be misleading, or else the company would never find any employees. “Of course it is [misleading]. It has to be,” he said. “Vector’s like a funnel: the company has

to lure in a lot of people to find the one or two good salesmen out there. The ads are definitely bait.” Langston explained that there was nothing wrong with the company in principle, and that if a contractor worked hard enough he could earn a decent living. “Look. Those fliers seem too good to be true, and that’s what they are,” Langston said. “They’re deliberately meant to draw in people, and 99 percent of them can’t hack it.” Vector Marketing is not an illegal enterprise — it’s a dishonest and manipulative one. With things the way they are, a lot of students can’t afford to waste their time and money on a venture that isn’t going to pay off. A lot of us are living paycheck-to-paycheck and struggling to make rent every month. We can’t afford to be preyed upon by the likes of Vector. Don’t be fooled by this sham, nor the others like it. If it seems to good to be true, it is. Nicholas Pierce is a 22-year old history junior from Baton Rouge. Follow him on twitter @TDR_ nabdulpierc.

Contact Nicholas Pierce at npierce@lsureveille.com

Tougher admissions standards a positive improvement THE C-SECTION Chris Grillot Columnist If you thought getting into college was hard, think again — it’s getting harder. Admission requirements in the state’s public universities are getting tougher, according to Guadalupe Lamadrid, Associate Director of Admissions and Financial Aid. While some argue this is a way to bar minority students from attending a university, it’s a good move for state universities and should increase graduation rates. As far as the University’s admission requirements go, core requirements for Fall 2012 were modified to be more in line with national peers, Lamadrid said. Basically, the number of core classes needed to attend the University has increased from 18 to 19 and the amount of electives allowed to be taken have been replaced by classes in natural

sciences and social sciences. For example, instead of taking extra electives, high school students will have to select harder classes, like physics, anatomy and physiology, probability and statistics or law studies, among others. The University is maintaining the current minimum requirements of 22 on the ACT and a 3.0 GPA, still the highest requirements in the state. Though the University’s changes aren’t massive by any means, other universities will see more significant changes sweep their admissions. Some will only consider “core” grade point averages rather than overall GPA, which, for many, means that those easyA extracurricular classes in high school won’t pad their GPA. Also for Fall 2012, four universities — LSU, Louisiana Tech, University of Louisiana at Lafayette and University of New Orleans — won’t accept students who need to take remedial classes. The rest of the state’s universities will follow suit in 2014. Although it may seem like

these changes will prevent people from getting a college education, they’ll do good for public universities’ graduation rates. First, as many proponents of the change have argued, the changes should better prepare students for college. Theresa Hay, Board of Regents associate commissioner of strategic activities, told The Advocate that higher standards will lead to greater graduation rates. According to 2009 data from The National Center for Higher Education and Management System, Louisiana public colleges boast the fourth-worst average graduation rate in the nation — some even as low as 5 percent at Southern University at New Orleans. Only 40.7 percent of people graduate within six years from universities. I think that figure speaks for itself. Something needs to change. The University currently has the highest graduation rate among public universities in the state — 61 percent — which is above the U.S. average of 55.5 percent, but still pretty low.

If the new admissions strategy goes as planned, students may be prepared to put the extra effort in their college courses and hopefully develop the determination needed to succeed and graduate. The massive amount of community colleges and technical schools in the state proposes another reason for college admission standards to increase. There are currently 16 community and technical colleges in Louisiana, and more than 80,000 students entered into Louisiana’s community college system in 2011. This figure comprised about 35 percent of all undergraduates who entered college as freshmen, giving more evidence to the case for higher admission standards. With higher admission standards, a substantial amount of applicants would be barred from admission into public universities immediately after high school. And they should be barred. These students would inevitably have to enter into community colleges, which generally offer open admissions. After spending time at a community

college and proving they are willing to work hard for grades, they could transfer into a four-year public university and, with any luck, see more success than they did in high school. If all goes as planned, Louisiana may see graduation rates increase in the near future. If the state can boast public university graduation rates above the national average, it can only bring good press to Louisiana public education — typically not our strong point. Instead of massive dropout rates and a reputation for subpar education, Louisiana will be put in a better light. Tougher admission standards won’t hurt anyone. They’ll simply force students to try harder and be more determined — and that’s what college is all about. Chris Grillot is a 20-year-old English and mass communication senior from New Orleans. Follow him on Twitter @TDR_cgrillot. Contact Chris Grillot at cgrillot@lsureveille.com


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After some manipulation through other computer programs, the 3-D printer begins creating the model with a melted plastic that soon hardens. The cost to print is $12 per cubic inch, but Moore said most smaller creations are cheap to make. Though it may take hours to print a plastic model, the printer can create fine detail that would take far longer to craft by hand, said Shiloh Meyers, mechanical engineering graduate student. Meyers said he was assisting with University research involving wind turbine blades, which the printer helped recreate. The printer has produced such items as a large bee and a model jaw bone. Anthropologists once collaborated with the ECS lab to recreate a human skull in an attempt to identify someone who had been murdered. Making the skull required use of the University’s 3-D scanner, said Warren Hull, ECS manager. The scanner can reproduce objects of many sizes on a computer

program, and costs about $70,000. The scanner was purchased by the University’s FACES Lab in a collaborative agreement, Hull said. Once an object is scanned, it can be recreated by the printer in a different color or size. Though the printer and scanner are useful for engineering students, any students can use them for academic purposes. Learning how to use the printer and scanner has been essential for many engineering students, said Andrew Cosse, mechanical engineering junior. Cosse said he could possibly get a job solely based on his ability to use the technology. Hull said many universities also have these advanced technologies on campus, but few use them in the same way LSU does. “How it’s utilized is different,” Hull said. “We’re unique because we have it in public and open for student use.”

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The resolution states that “the absence of some class members from this intellectual environment demeans the quality of this shared experience and displays a lack of respect for their classmates.” Another issue senators brought up Tuesday was whether the University would limit the amount of weight a professor could give to attendance. But Day said he doesn’t think setting limits is necessary. “It’s the same as the final exam,” he said. “We don’t limit that, but as far as I know, no professor makes their final exam worth 80 percent of the grade.” This was the resolution’s first reading. It will be voted on at the Faculty Senate’s meeting March 14. The senate will also hear the second reading of a resolution titled “Provost Recommendations for Provost Search and Replacement,” which would give the faculty more input in the provost’s decisions. It would also give faculty more of a voice in administrative search

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Faculty Senate president Kevin Cope presents his President’s Report to the Faculty Senate on Tuesday during its monthly meeting.

committees. Ken McMillin, animal sciences professor and Faculty Senate vice president, said the resolution is necessary since Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Jack Hamilton plans to step down from his position in the near future. “The search committees have tended to linger and linger,” he said. “We need to encourage them to move at an appropriate pace.” Many senators said the resolution was worded too harshly, and the senate’s executive committee agreed to accept suggestions for

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