Volume 92, Number 7 March 24, 2011 Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam
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Main photo: Kyle Bradford flings the frisbee across Dorn Field. Top Left photo: Pat van Hoose receives the frisbee successfully. Bottom Left photo: Madeleine Prat enjoys tossing the frisbee around. Photos taken by Keli Mazza.
CPB EXECUTIVE APPLICATIONS DUE
Interested in creating extravagant events for campus. Apply to be on CPB Exec. Applications can be found at facebook.com/shccpb and are due by midnight on March 25.
Spring Hill’s Sol Awards
Are you in an organization in need of recognition for outstanding work on campus? Fill out the Student Organization & Leadership Award application on the Student Involvement BadgerWeb page by March 30th
McKINNEY MIXER / 8PM
Come out to the first ever CPB McKinney Mixer. Free food & music.
Homeless not Hopeless/ 9PM/Rydex Commons
The First-Year Learning Communities are coordinating Common Ground: Homeless not Hopeless program to raise awareness about hunger and homelessness. We are asking students, faculty and staff to “think inside of the box” and sleep in a cardboard box on Rydex Commons from 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. on April 1. We will have informational meetings in LeBlanc A on March 22 at 8:30p.m. and March 30 at 4:30p.m. Individuals will be able to sign-up in the Cafe or at the informational meetings. Can you sleep in a box for one night to raise awareness for those who sleep in a box every night? Will you?
At 1430 hours on Monday, March 14, 2011, a student reported that her GPS unit had been stolen from within her parked vehicle which she stated may have been left unlocked. There were no indications of forced entry. The vehicle had been parked in the Quinlan Parking Lot at 2000 hours on Sunday, March 13, 2011. At 1737 hours on Tuesday, March 15, 2011, an Aramark Food Service staff member reported that someone had stolen twenty dollars from within her purse while she was working in Java City. At 0500 hours on Wednesday, March 16, 2011, a staff member from Plant Operations discovered that someone had pulled down a section of chain link fence at the Plant Operations compound and stolen the following items: a TX Gator Utility Vehicle and two utility carts. The items were last seen intact at 1800 hours on Tuesday, March 15, 2011. The Mobile Police Department is conducting an investigation. On the morning of Wednesday, March 16, 2011, a staff member from Plant Operations advised that, several weeks ago, a supervisor from Aramark Food Service had mentioned that someone had stolen a Club Car gas powered utility cart. In the course of a follow-up investigation with Aramark management, they stated that the cart had been stolen approximately “six or seven weeks ago”, but their management had not filed a report. At 0820 hours on Friday, March 18, 2011, a Public Safety Officer, while on routine patrol, discovered that someone had damaged the turf on Dorn Field by driving a motor vehicle in circles on the field.
New leaders elected to Student Government MaryRIES Lifestyle Editor
photo by Kimimasa Mayama, EPA courtesy of cnn.com
Tsunami survivors embrace to celebrate being alive in the destroyed city of Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, on March 11.
Assisting Japan through prayer
After the destruction of March 11, Spring Hill College reaches out to help Japan rebuild.
KatelynGARDNER News Editor Spring Hill faculty and administration are determining new ways in which students will be able to help Japan restore its country after the tragedy of March 11. Campus Ministry has set up a collection box in the cafeteria for March 21 through the 25. Also, Sister Patty Huffman of Campus Ministry stated, “Students are going to have red and white ribbons in the cafe for a donation this week.” Rev. Richard P. Salmi, S.J., Ph.D., President of Spring Hill College, sent out a newsletter which detailed the college’s plans in assisting Japan with their recovery efforts. In his letter, Salmi explained that donations will be sent to
the Catholic Relief Services where the money will be directed to Caritas Japan. Sophomore Kathleen Harmon commented on the media’s lack of reporting in the area of recovery. Harmon stated, “A lot of people did die. There was a lot of damage and you’re not even hearing about it.” Harmon feels that the media should focus on recovery and assistance. In an effort to help Japan with recovery efforts, the campus will offer more ways to give back as the week progresses. For now, Salmi told students, faculty, and administration to “Let us keep the people of Japan in our prayers.” With prayers, support, and assistance, the Spring Hill community hopes to assist Japan in any way possible.
The Student Government Association turned over to the 2011-2012 positions on Wednesday, March 16. Junior Jordan Biggers was sworn in as Executive President, and junior Kevin Reilly was sworn in as Executive Vice President. Along with the President and Vice President positions, the rest of the Senate was sworn in, beginning the 2011-2012 term. President Biggers has many goals for his term. One of his main goals is to increase spirit on campus. “I am sure, given the right incentives, students would be more inclined to get involved with activities on campus that will incite pride in students, faculty and staff alike,” said Biggers. Biggers hopes to increase school spirit by creating a school holiday that is focused on celebrating the founding of Spring Hill College. On this day, there would be activities, inspiring students and faculty to appreciate the college. Another goal that Biggers wants to tackle is to create greater unity between the administration and the students. “I believe in my heart that this institution will not grow if tension between administration and the students is this high. Of course, I understand that this goal is lofty to try and achieve in my term, but it is
worth the effort to try,” said Biggers. As for Executive Vice President Reilly, he plans to create a “tighter and more spirited community.” Reilly wants to try to create a better way for students to advertise their events by changing the posting policy for flyers. Reilly believes that students may have a better chance of advertising their events if their area of advertisement is not restricted to “cluttered bulletin boards.” Reilly also wants to see an increased participation in Badger Brawl week activities. Reilly would like to have a color wars competition between the different dorms. “I think it would be fun to have all the dorms competing against each other in field games and events to get points which would go towards a prize for the building,” said Reilly. Both Biggers and Reilly have plans to increase the communication amongst the student body and SGA. Reilly has created a Twitter account for students to follow. @VPSHC will be used to send out information on upcoming events, SGA meeting updates and any other information that Reilly feels is important for the student body to be aware of. Reilly also plans on utilizing the current SGA Facebook page to keep students informed. SGA meetings are held every Wednesday night at 9 p.m. in the Bedsole Conference Room of the Burke Memorial Library.
photo by James Burke
The newly elected SGA Executive President Jordan Biggers stands with his Executive Vice President Kevin Reilly as they plan for the 2011-2012 term. Biggers and Reily hope to offer students a stronger voice in SGA affairs. As for the spirit on campus, the duo plans to create a campus filled with badger pride in order to focus on the lack of appreciation for Spring Hill.
WHIL signs off
Rev. Richard P. Salmi, S.J. released a statement in regards to the WHIL radio station leaving the Hill. Salmi stated, “Spring Hill College has been proud to have WHIL located on our campus since its inaugural broadcast more than 30 years ago. The station’s role in our community is an important one, but the College must focus its energy and limited resources, particularly in these challenging economic times, to not only sustaining but also strengthening our primary mission and providing an exceptional education for our students successfully engaging them in learning, faith, justice and service. Therefore, ultimate responsibility for the operations of a public radio station cannot be a main focus for us. Spring Hill College has been in recent negotiations with the University of Alabama who manages the Alabama Public Radio network. The University’s Board of Trustees executive committee just this afternoon approved a motion to purchase WHIL from Spring Hill College. We are confident that, pending FCC approval, WHIL will continue its long-standing format of classical music and public affairs programming in the tradition of quality public broadcasting under the ownership of The University of Alabama.”
Invisible Children: Tony’s story EmilyKing Contributor Invisible Children presented a documentary and had a presentation from a Ugandan native at Spring Hill College on Monday. Spring Hill students and faculty were moved by the documentary, “Tony”, which covered the life of Ugandan native, Tony Bazilo. If the truthful account of Tony’s life was not moving enough, a short speech by Ugandan native, Francis, was certainly a powerful story for the Spring Hill community. “Tony” follows the life of Bazilo who has lived through the terror of the Lord’s Re-
sistance Army’s presence in his hometown. Tony has seen his mother die from AIDS; and as a child, would walk from his home village to a city center where he would sleep at night in relative safety. Tony made this commute because the LRA raids villages at night and kidnaps children to make them soldiers. Tony said, “It’s hard to talk about it. To us, this place was really like our home” in reference to a closet he and his closest friends would sleep in at a bus station. Invisible Children is an American non-profit organization which shows documentaries at schools,
churches, and various public gathering spaces across the country in an effort to bring attention to Africa’s longest running war in northern Uganda. Invisible Children’s message of acknowledging and taking action to help end the LRA’s power is enforced by Tony’s desire. In the documentary Tony stated, “Do you think if you go there [to America], you cannot forget about us? You have the tape. After one month you can watch and remember about us.” Invisible Children has taken this message and made the story of Tony and other Ugandan children unforgettable.
Sink or Swim? New options for pool KatelynGardner News Editor
Students, faculty and administration plan for major changes to take place inside the Arthur R. Outlaw Recreation Center in regards to the pool which is currently inaccessible to students. There are three options which will be surveyed over the next few weeks by students as well as administration. The first option is to restore the pool. The 25 meter pool would provide the school with opportunities for recreational activities, swim meets and
even provide Mobile with a community pool. The second option is to construct an auxiliary gymnasium. The gym would provide extra space for athletes as well as intramural and recreational use. It would include a wood floor, six basketball goals, two volleyball courts, and courts for badminton and pickle-ball. The third option is to provide students with a larger workout space by constructing an expanded weight room and fitness facility. With the extra space, new equipment, machines, and weights, the fitness facility will be able to update the workout room which currently has limited space to expand.
John Kerr stated that students will be sent a survey in order to select which option they feel would benefit the campus. The TAG Architects Group has provided depictions of what the three options will look like. Kerr stated, “Later this month, enlargements of the renderings will be posted in the student center for review.” After students and administration decide on the best option, the campus will be able to start planning for construction. By making use of the extra space, Spring Hill’s campus will be able to update their facilities and allow for a more functional space as well.
Option 1: Reconstructing the pool
Option 2: Building an auxiliary gymnasium
Option 3: Expanding the weight room and fitness facility
photo renderings by TAG Architects Group
Shading away childhood cancer KatelynGARDNER News Editor
Spring Hill students enjoyed a day filled with music and comedy during the Up ‘til Dawn letter writing event this past Sunday at McKinney’s on the Hill. The event helped raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Up ‘til Dawn hosted the event for students who had collected addresses beforehand. With a list of names, students filled out envelopes in hopes that those who received the letters would give back to St. Jude. The ultimate goal is that a student should mail the envelopes to “people whom they know will be more than willing to donate to the cause,” stated the Up ‘til Dawn co-executive director, freshman Monica Castello. The executive board provided entertainment by local musician Grant Terry and the Improv Comedy Underground, more commonly known as the ICU comedy show. With free entertainment and food, students were able to enjoy a variety of shows while they wrote and stuffed envelopes.
The purpose of the event is to spread awareness about St. Jude and their patients. Castello stated, “The letter writing is just one way, us as students can help the hospital and help those children still fighting win their battle. I hope students see the work of St. Jude through what Up ‘til Dawn tries to accomplish.” Freshman Meagan Farley views the letter writing event as an opportunity to give back to St. Jude. Farley stated, “It’s something that takes 10 to 15 minutes, but can raise enough awareness to save a life.” Since St. Jude spotlights a different child everyday, anyone can view a personal story on the hospital’s website. The sponsorship chairperson, junior Derek Neupert stated, “After hearing about the life stories, how can people not want to help?” By providing information through a letter writing event, Up ‘til Dawn hopes to enlighten students on the subject of childhood cancer. Hosting events and spreading information about St. Jude raises awareness as well as money for the children who are fighting the battle against cancer.
Walking to raise awareness
KatelynGARDNER News Editor
Spring Hill will be hosting its third annual MS Walk to support those living with multiple sclerosis in Alabama and Mississippi this Saturday, March 26, at 9 a.m. The walk will take place at
Rydex Commons and is expected to have 250 to 300 walkers. The goal of the walk is to join together for a cause and to raise support for those suffering with multiple sclerosis. The Coordinator of Facilities, Sharon Williams, stated, “MS touches a lot of families and we walk to give ADVERTISEMENT
back to the community.” The registration fee is $10. For those who are interested contact Sharon Williams at email@example.com or talk to a student at the front desk of the Student Center. Come out this Saturday to show your support.
The ICU comedy group jokes around at Up ‘til Dawn’s letter writing event.
photos by Katelyn Gardner
DJ Wilt and John Blain write letters to raise money for St. Jude patients.
Student Involvement to bring speaker to campus
At the age of 17, Angela Rose was abducted at knife point outside a suburban shopping mall. She was assaulted by a repeat sex offender on parole for murder. Eventually released by her attacker, she then suffered at the hands of authorities who subjected her to scrutiny, blame and additional victimization. From this tragic story emerged one of the nation’s most passionate and impactful advocates for the prevention of sexual violence. “Shattering the Silence of Sexual Violence” is engaging and inclusive, and it creates a space for open dialogue. Angela draws from her own experience with sexual violence, but acknowledges that far more often, victims know their perpetrator. Focusing on how men and women can mutually be part of the solution, Angela empowers audiences to make changes in their communities. Angela’s presentation is multi-media, including video clips and music, and will leave the audience with tangible tips on how to be a supportive friend and partner as well as tools and resources to have ongoing education in the community. www.campuspeak.com/speakers/rose. This presentation is intended for all members of our campus community. She will present at 7p.m. on Monday, March 28 in the LeBlanc Room.
Takin’ my time but I don’t know where GreenberryTaylor Contributor My mom used to always tell of “Sunday drives” where her father would take her when she was a little girl: stories about driving for no reason except to enjoy the scenery and each others’ company. I never understood what could be so special about driving around aimlessly with no direction. That was before I stumbled upon Blueberry Lane. I was 19 and home from college for the summer. There wasn’t really anything going on in Fairhope, which is pretty typical for kids my age, so I decided to go visit a friend. Coltrane, my chocolate lab, and I climbed into my car and rolled down all of the windows. It was a perfect summer evening: the sun was setting and the temperature was cool enough to fit the stereotypical description of an “Alabama Summer.” Driving down Gayfer Avenue, I tried to keep my eyes on the road, but the sunset was so beautiful. Watching the big golden sphere as it dipped behind a lonely pasture, I completely forgot to turn into my friend’s neighborhood – that’s when it happened. When I arrived at the stop sign where I planned on pulling a U-E, I noticed a road sign, that I’d never seen be-
fore. It was Blueberry Lane. Well aware that curiosity killed the cat, I hesitated, but only for a moment. In that moment I remembered hearing my Dad’s voice saying, “Son, when I was your age I was bulletproof.” I looked at the sign, turned on my blinker and headed down the mysterious road. Now, I know turning down a road in Fairhope, Ala., doesn’t sound like your typical adrenaline rush, and it wasn’t. But, going somewhere you’ve never been before has a distinct feeling. Cruising down this foreign strip of concrete was incredible. Coltrane poked his head out of the window and seemed to be enjoying it as much as I was. At one point I looked over at him and I knew we were thinking the same thing, “Everyone may know about this road, but it’s pretty new to us.” Reaching the end, or the beginning, however you choose to see it, of Blueberry Lane I reappeared at the familiar intersection of Fairhope Avenue. “Had my car just left an alternate universe?,” I thought. I looked in my review mirror and began to pull another U-E, this time to drive down the semi-familiar road I had previously traveled. But Coltrane, being the wise fellow that he is, turned his head toward me and perked up his ears and once again I
knew what he was thinking, “It won’t be the same.” He was right. Coltrane and I load up each Sunday for our own drives. We follow all the crucial steps in order to ensure the ride is experienced in its fullest capacity. First, we roll down all of the windows. Next, and possibly the most crucial part of a Sunday drive, we insert a CD with a designated playlist. Taking a drive on Sunday without a designated playlist is a rookie mistake. Once the windows are down and the tunes are
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up, we do what we do best – drive. Since starting these weekly drives in ‘06, Coltrane and I have accumulated thousands of miles on various automobiles (currently we drive a ’02 Toyota 4-Runner), our fair share of swallowed bugs and the occasional extra passenger who just wants to come along for the ride. We’ve discovered some beautiful places, and some not so beautiful places. But, our experiences have made for some mighty fine memories. There’s a road map tucked in the glove box with
various dates etched next to certain roads, along with absurd names of playlists beside each date. Yup, old Coltrane and I pretty much have this down to a science. The only downside to our travels is they only remain between us – but not anymore. Coltrane and I have studied the tattered old map from the glove box and picked out some of our favorite roads. You may have driven down or heard about some, but we can guarantee that you haven’t seen them like we have.
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I will serve you up like John McEnroe Old school hip-hop is my kryptonite. Exposing my weakness to the mass Badger population might not appear wise, but like my man Bill Withers sang, “Just keep on usin’ me, until you use me up.” I was watching my man, DJ Fast Eddie, on the 1s and 2s the other night, when he dropped a track I wasn’t expecting. All of the sudden, some old school flava’ started comin’ from the speakers – “Jump Around” by House of Pain. It was like pure ecstasy listening to those vintage lyrics. They were so simple, yet so clean. If you’re one of those “90s” babies, exploring an avenue of music before you were born isn’t such a bad idea. I love the Mobile Explorium. After I get my mind right on a Saturday morning, going to the Explorium is like Christmas coming early. Last week, I had a chance to go and check out the giant bug exhibit, which went HAM. At one point, I felt like I was in that
scene from “Honey I Shrunk the Kids” – the one when they ride the gigantic ant. Thankfully, I came to my senses before trying to fasten a spear from wood and rock to protect myself. GooDoo can’t do hard time, especially for assaulting a gigantic insect. Well, between hip-hop and gigantic bugs, I’d say my weekend was pretty fly… for a white guy. In closing, I’d just like to welcome all you Badgers back to the Hill. Gotta’ admit, it was lonely around these parts without cha’ll here, but I know you were all “winning” on SBXI. It’s time for me to make like a leaf, and get the heck out of here. But remember, you shouldn’t throw stones if you’re trying to cross the road. Keep ya heads right. Sincerely, GooDoo
Neverland: The Spring Hill Bubble AliciaREEVES Co-Editor There is no doubt that Spring Hill has become my home these past four years. I never felt awkward, lost or lonely. After breaks, I was always ready to come back, and most of the time, anxious about it. Many friends and memories have been made as well as plenty of tears, laughter, sickness, stress, midnight adventures, parties and games to last a lifetime. But those who don’t go to Spring Hill sometimes think we’re crazy. They just don’t get this small, crazy school and what makes up this crazy “Spring Hill Bubble.” It’s kind of like Peter Pan’s Neverland. It’s this alternate world that makes up our four years of college. But in the real world, I’ve come to the conclusion, “I don’t want to grow up.” Don’t get me wrong, I’m ready to graduate and move on, but it is the responsibilities that come with this step that I am worried about. I don’t want to get a job. I don’t want to have bills to pay. I don’t want to work 40 hours a week. I don’t want to face the reality that I am 22 years old and am growing up. Best case scenario, there could be a transitional fifth year for seniors. We could all live in our apartments, living the life we do now with no classes, homework or jobs to get in the way.
But BAM! I get smacked upside the head again with reality and a checkup phone call from my dad. The conversation that ensues doesn’t help with my plan. Dad: “Any interviews yet?” Me: “Well dad, I’m gonna buckle down after Spring Break.” Dad: “You haven’t been buckled down before this?” Me: “Well. . .uh. . .I. . .” It’s just a tough reality that after this May I won’t settle into my regular summer routine, and I won’t head back south in August to the Hill. Sadly, I’ll just be working away in an office somewhere or downing massive amounts of chocolate while laying on the couch thinking about what my life used to be like. My advice, enjoy it. Maybe risk becoming a creepy, fifth year just to draw it out a little longer or just continue the trek with graduate school. Either way, enjoy your time at Spring Hill. It may be a crazy, small school at times but you’re going to miss it when it’s gone.
Top Right: A frisbee enthusiast teaches Fred Norfleet and Jenae Pouncy how to properly throw the frisbee at an event this past Saturday. Students took advantage of the nice weather by sharpening up their frisbee skills. (photo by Keli Mazza) Center Right: Cody Lowery shows his tiger blood with his girlsâ€™ Kelsie Ramires (left) and Erena Connon (right). (photo by Keli Mazza)
Center Left: Students enjoy Bobby Banuelos stand up this past Tuesday at McKinneyâ€™s at the Hill. (photo by Keli Mazza) Bottom Right: Cara Whalen and Judith Melchor take a break from studying indoors and relax in Rydex Commons. Rydex Commons is the perfect spot to enjoy the nice weather on campus. (photo by Keli Mazza)
Bottom Left: The happy threesome of Kevin Reilly, Adam Leibold and Maggie Poole enjoy the nice weather by spending the day at the beach. Heading to the beach is a popular choice for Badgers who want to soak up the sun. (photo by Maggie Poole)
Around the Hill
Top Left: Kim Nichols, and friends enjoy a night at McKinney’s at the Hill. (photo by Keli Mazza) Top Center: Comedian Bobby Banuelos entertains students this past Tuesday at McKinney’s at the Hill. Banuelos not only performed his comedy verbally, but he turned his comedy into song. (photo by Keli Mazza) Top Right: Pat Van Hoose also took advantage of the gorgeous weather on Saturday and participated in the Frisbee event. (photo by Keli Mazza)
Bottom Left: Adam Beathard prepares to film scenes for his senior seminar film “The Chasm.” (photo by Keli Mazza)
Bottom Right: Jessica Revuelta shows off her tiger blood by climbing into the juice case at the local grocery store. (photo by Meaghan McGurr)
Invasion of the Spring Hill doppelgängers! According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition, a doppelgänger is a look-a-like. These are the Top 5 doubles on campus.
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Colten Biro & Michael Noto
These two are comparable from their love of literature to even the way they dress. Vests are only meant for a certain type of man, and they have accepted it.
Alicia Reeves & Alex Tovar
Now squint your eyes really tight and look from far away. Do you see it? Separated at birth, right?
Evan Lindley & Ainsley Messina
Not only do these two share the same love for their sororities, but they share the same biggerthan-life personalities.
Stephanie Cochrane & Kelly Schneider
Farthest apart in the Spring Hill spectrum, but when you look this similar, being in the same group doesn’t matter.
Jacob Taylor & Joshua Taylor
I know twins is sort of cheating. I just wish one would just come out as the evil twin so I can finally know which is which, even after a year, I have no idea.
Tiger blood: Who has it?
Warning: This article might be too much for you to handle KeliMAZZA & MattBOSARGE Reporter & Sports Writer
From his odd tweets and his record breaking number of followers on Twitter, to his zany interview that was later remixed into a song, and even his violent “Torpedo of Truth” tour, Charlie Sheen has been in the headlines for everything under the sun. But is Sheen the only one out there who provides this absurd, but laughable material? Could the next Charlie Sheen be sitting next to you in class or living next door? We decided we had to find out if there is any “tiger blood” amongst us on the Hill. To answer the question: “Yes, there is!” So look no further than two specific people: junior Jessica Revuelta and sophomore Cody Lowery. You will soon see that the tiger blood runs deep through their veins. Revuelta states that she is most like Sheen because “she does some pretty epic shit.” With stories so overly absurd that we refrain from printing it because it would blow your mind, and for that matter, like a Sheen party, it might just be too much for you to handle. Revuelta goes on to talk about nights with her male posse, relating herself to Sheen and his numerous flock of woman. Revuelta claims “to always be a level above everyone else, making herself always winning.” Revuelta is known as “trouble” by some of her fellow classmates. Her crazy antics
are just one of the many things that separate her from her fellow classmates. Along with breaking a few rules and having epic nights which end in confusing mornings, her latest antics have been tamed down. According to Revuelta, this “taming” has effected the campus. If you have been wondering why the apartments have been so tame lately, it’s because Revuelta’s tiger blood has been neglecting its grounds. We discovered Lowery earlier this week after we found out that he was doing a speech in class on none other than Charlie Sheen. Lowery has a great admiration for Sheen and is a huge fan of his work and overall lifestyle. “I love his off-the-wall quotes, and his rock star personality. I feel like we would be best friends if we ever met. He throws great parties and if I can ever get a great party venue, I will outdo him.” We went on to ask Lowery to give some proof of his own personal tiger blood and he said, “Well first off, I’m freakin’ awesome, and I party hard. I don’t let nobody mess with me and my friends. I’m all about winning. I win at life and I’m the life of the parties. Winning, that’s me. That’s what I’m about.” If you’re out and about this weekend and Revuelta and Lowery decide to make an appearance at your party, they are sure to turn your night from awesome into epic. Maybe, if you’re lucky, they will share just a little bit of their tiger blood with you. You may even get a little taste of what it’s like to be Charlie Sheen.
Crescent Theater: Spice up your movie experience in Mobile KeliMAZZA Movie Critic
If you’re looking to get your weekly movie fix and are sick of the same old DVD rentals or crammed mainstream theaters, then you’re in luck because Mobile can offer you a unique downtown experience at the Crescent Theater. The single screen theater shows films from the mainstream industry as well as Indie films and student films in a romantic and relaxing setting with a few reclining chairs. Starting within the next two months, you will be able to catch a variety of films including “Paul” which runs March 18 through 31. This mainstream film can be found in many of our local theaters around town, but if you are
looking for a more relaxed viewing theater, then stop by the Crescent. If you are a fan of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, the guys who brought you “Hot Fuzz” and “Shaun of the Dead,” this film will be right up your alley. “Paul” is the story of two sci-fi geeks who travel to America’s UFO heartland where they meet Paul (Seth Rogan), an alien who spent the past 60 years on a secret military base. When Paul comes to the realization that he is held captive, he decides to escape by jumping on the first ride out of town. As it turns out, this is an RV containing Graeme Willy (Pegg) and Clive Gollings (Frost). Upon picking up Paul, they begin a crazy adventure in which they are chased by Federal agents and the father of a woman they accidently kidnap. The
two men devise a plan to help get Paul back to his mother ship. From April 1 through April 7, the Crescent will be showing “Alabama Moon”. This film is based on the novel by Watt Key and tells the story of 11-year-old Moon Blake who has spent most of his young life hiding out in the forests of Alabama with his anti-government survivalist father who trusts no one. When the land that they inhabited is sold and his father passes away, Moon’s life changes drastically. As Moon reaches civilization, he is plopped into a reform school where he meets a few friends and has to plan an escape from Constable Sanders. Following the instructions his father gave him, Moon goes to Alaska to start a new life.
“Cedar Rapids” runs April 8 through April 21. The film is about Tim Lippe, (Ed Helms of “The Hangover”) a man who everyone thought would go places but ended up just staying in Brown Valley, Wis. where he sells insurance. The film revolves around Lippe being sent to Cedar Rapids, Iowa for an insurance convention with the hope he can save his company. And much like “The Hangover,” he faces many unusual challenges and regrets. These films play at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. during the week and at 2 p.m. on weekends, all for the price of $9. If you’re looking for something unique to do in Mobile without large crowds, check out the Crescent Theater.
11 FRESHMAN JP Espinosa
life style SENIOR Senyo Amedo
what do you want to leave behind at Spring Hill? The actual knowledge that Nicaragua is in South America. Youâ€™d be surprised by how many people think itâ€™s in Africa.
My name, oh but wait, I already did that in the cement on the way to the Chemistry building.
Without a doubt, sleep.
who is your favorite professor?
Shout out to Crystal Yates
what takes up the most and majority of your day? Serenading a beautiful lady with my guitar.
Chest Bump: How to play
what you need: Four players 13 cups Two ping pong balls Table set up: Set up the cups as shown on the table below. Teams set up diagonally from each other. Fill cups with drink of choice and fill the middle cup with water. Objective: Teams bounce the ball diagonally across the table to their partner. The goal is to aim high enough so that their partner can use their chest to try and direct the ball into one of the three cups in front of them. Hands are not allowed to be used except to bounce the ball. When a cup is made, the cup is given to the opposing player beside you to drink. After a team has made all six of their cups, the last step is to double bounce the ball into the middle cup. The winning team gets to gloat and brag for a few minutes, then take on another pair of challengers.
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Glitzier than ever: DWTS Season 12 ‘Take Me Home Tonight’
sends meaningful message
Where have I been the past eleven seasons? I have never been a part of the “Dancing with the Stars” bandwagon, but this season premiere seems to have changed my mind. I watched the premiere this past Monday and I was blown away. I could attribute this to courtesy of abc.com the girl, formally next door, Kendra Wilkinson Promotional photo of actress Kirstie Alley with her professional dancing partner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy. or, the “How you doin’?” Queen, Wendy Williams or especially, my chubby crush, Kirstie Rounding out the cast for this amazing seaAlley, but I am in love with this show. I am son is Loveline co-host, Psycho Mike Cathdefinitely watching out for this trio in weeks erwood, WWE wrestling superstar Chris Jerito come. It was clear that expectations were low for cho, Jo Bro. television groupie, Chelsea Kane, Kirstie Alley due to her gig as on-and-off again retired boxer Sugar Ray Leonard, grown up spokeswoman for Jenny Craig. Fat didn’t kiddy rapper Lil’ Romeo, model Petra Nemmean a thing when Alley danced the cha- cova and Steelers WR Hines Ward. Stated by cha-cha to Cee-Lo Green’s hit “Forget You.” co-host Brooke Burke in the beginning of the She wrapped up the night receiving 23 out of show to be one of the most diverse DWTS 30 points, doing the best out of all the other cast ever. That is a fair statement. At least female contestants that night. Alley’s perfor- most have been heard of before. Catch “Dancing with the Stars” on ABC, live mance was second to karate kid, Ralph Macchio. Great things are sure to come for the at 7 p.m. on Mondays and 8 p.m. on Tuesdays. self-proclaimed “fat actress.”
Feather hair extensions, not just for hippies MaryRIES Lifestyle Editor
stalled like normal hair extensions and are pain free. Typically, the extensions last for three to six months. Feather extensions do not require any extra care to your hair. They can be washed and styled like your normal hair without any worries. Pricing of the feather extensions varies upon the salon you select to go to and how many feathers you would like to have installed. Feather extensions are not just for the hippie type. You can make the feathers fit your personality and your style. If you are looking to get feathered in the Mobile area, check out the Halo Salon at 7939 Cottage Hill Road or Enve Color Studio & Spa on 5550 Old Shell Rd.
From Miley Cyrus to Steven Tyler, feather hair extensions are sweeping the spring trends of 2011. Feather hair extensions are a fun, new way to dress up your hairdo. Ranging in widths and colors, anyone can add some pizzazz to their boring hairstyle with feathers. The feathers range in color from neutral browns and reds to bright and vibrant pinks, blues and greens. Any color feather you may want can be added to your hairdo. The feathers also vary in length and width. For a more noticeable look, try adding longer and thicker feathers towards the front of your head; or if you want a more subtle look, try for shorter and thinner feathers courtesy of blog.freepeople.com and have them placed within in your hair. The extensions are easy to maintain and On display, a hair feather before being placed in a easy to have done. The extensions are in- female’s hair.
KeliMAZZA Movie Critic
“Take Me Home Tonight” takes place during the 1980s as Matt Franklin, played by Topher Grace, a graduate of MIT has suddenly given up his job at a local lab to take a job at a video store. Matt never takes chances and chooses to never live his life to the fullest. He prefers to sit and watch life pass him by. Until one day, when his high school crush, Tori Frederking, played by Teresa Palmer, comes to town. All of a sudden, Matt has to make the decision of whether to go for his school crush or just let life continue to pass him by. Meanwhile, his twin sister Wendy, played by Anna Faris, must make the decision of whether to become a housewife and
settle down with Kyle or follow her dreams, hoping that he will follow her dreams too. Barry, played by Dan Fogler, is Matt’s best friend and must also make a decision of what to do next in his life after he missed out on college and loses his job. If you were looking for the song “Take Me Home Tonight” to appear in the film, you are out of luck. The film is definitely for anyone who enjoys 80s music and is one of the better acting gigs that Grace has done since “That 70’s Show”. The film also comes with a good message; especially for those of you who are only a few months away from graduation and may not have an idea what you want to do with your new degree and the rest of your life.
Brackets busted, hearts broken MattBOSARGE Sports Editor
Work production in the United States drops around 80 percent the Thursday after Selection Sunday, the day when 68 teams placed in a single elimination bracket battle for the title of college basketball’s national champion. Even the President of the Free World gets in on the “Madness” with his own segment on ESPN known as “Barack-etology.” (On a side note, President Obama absolutely owns me and the rest of America with his predictions to this point. He sits in the 99th percentile while I sit around 58 percent.) March Madness is a national phenomenon that infiltrates the minds of Americans all across the map. From offices to classrooms, brackets can be found anywhere this time of year. I decided to see if Spring Hill College was under the same spell that the rest of the country is, and I found out that it was easier
to find a person that had filled out a bracket rather than the other way around. When sophomore Josh Schultz was asked if he had filled out a bracket this year he replied, “Of course, I’m American, aren’t I?” While most people fill out multiple brackets, Josh is confident that his single bracket will get the job done. “I filled out one bracket. Florida is going to win it all and that’s all I need to know. My Final Four of Duke, Kansas, Ohio State, and Florida are still intact.” Freshman Ricky Laforce filled out a few brackets for March Madness as well. Ricky, however, is not too thrilled about his picks thus far. “I filled out 10 brackets and none of them are doing well.” Laforce is not alone with this feeling of depression. I walked around campus Sunday night and peeked in a few trash cans. In all but one of those, you could see a ripped or crinkled bracket sitting amongst the empty soda cans and McDonald’s bags.
I reached down and grabbed one of the brackets (washed my hands afterward, folks) to get a closer look. I’ll leave the name of the person that filled out this particular bracket unknown, but you must be informed that this bracket caused some sort of emotional stress to a Spring Hill Badger, proven by the expletive used in red ink to cover up the name “Louisville”, 2011’s ul t i m ate bracket buster.
lege athlete, to sitting on the couch with their grandpas talking about how good that Jimmer kid is. The Big East went from floating on air, to throwing up air balls, quickly becoming basketball fans’ favorite punch line. To put this into some perspective, the Southeastern Conference is widely regarded as the weakest of all the major college basketball conferences. The SEC has two teams left in the tournament, same as the almighty Big East. There are four games that really stick
out for the Big East after the first three rounds of play in the tournament (Yes, those stupid play-in games count as the first round). The first major shake-up of this year’s March Madness would be the Morehead State victory over Rick Pitino’s No. 4 seeded Louisville Cardinals. Louisville was expected to coast through their first two games, but the Eagles of Morehead State had other plans. One upset is no big deal and should have no bearing on the reputation of an entire conference.
13 left in the tournament and most people have quit paying attention to their own brackets due to the hopelessness of its survival. Let’s all get back
to work and studying (good one, I know) until next March, when the madness starts all over again.
March M a d n e s s brings about l a u g h t e r, over whelming joy, anger, and sometimes tears. It consumes our thoughts and gives us hope of besting our peers, only to snatch it away as the buzzer sounds. We are down to 16 teams
The Big East lays a big egg
MattBOSARGE Sports Editor
On March 13, 2011, fans of most of the basketball programs in the Big East conference were high on life. The NCAA Selection Committee decided that 11 different teams from the Big East would earn invitations to the most prestigious college basketball tournament on the planet, an NCAA Tournament record. Only a week later, players from nine of those teams have gone from chasing the dream of every col-
It’s called March “Madness” for a reason; crazy things happen. However, after the No. 2 seeded Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the No. 1 seeded Pittsburg Panthers lost in the third round, the whispers about the Big East not being so big grew louder. The game that may have tipped the conference over the edge was the loss that No. 3 seeded Syracuse to No. 11 seeded Marquette, a fellow Big East conference member. I’m guessing Big East on Big East crime is quickly becoming frowned
upon by fans of the ‘Cuse. We have plenty of great basketball games left before the clock runs out on March Madness, and it’s quite possible that UCONN or Marquette, one of the two remaining Big East teams in the tournament, could run the table and win the whole thing. Assuming that doesn’t happen, the Big East has some explaining to do. The group of “experts” that decided to put 11 teams from the same conference in the tournament can feel free to chime in as well.
There will be football
JoeROWE Sports Reporter
At midnight on March 11, 2011, the NFLPA (National Football League Player’s Association) de-certified, refusing to represent the players under the current Collective Bargaining Agreement. This meant that the Player’s Association would no longer represent the players and help them negotiate contracts. As a result, the NFL lockout began and will continue until either a new collective bargaining agreement is reached, or the players and owners agree upon a way to split the one billion dollar difference between the two parties. The lockout, even though it is entering its second week, is not likely to last into the regular season. The owners would lose about $400 million per week of games during the season. However, while the lockout remains, coaches are not allowed to have contact with any of their players, preventing off-season training camps from beginning. The players are completely cut off from contact with their employers, as well as being locked out of practice facilities and stadiums. A few players, such as Tampa Bay Buccaneer quarterback Josh Freeman, have gotten together with teammates and started practicing and working out on their own. Other disagreements between the players and the owners include: concussions, changing the length of the season (to 18 games) and signing bonuses for draft picks. However, the primary disagreement comes down to money. Under the current collective bargaining agreement, owners receive 40% of the total revenue that the NFL makes while the players receive 60%. The owners are pushing for either a 50/50 split of this money, or adding two more games to the regular season schedule, allowing the owners two more games to make money on ticket sales, concession sales, and merchandise sales. This seems as a fair compromise to make, however NFL players receive health care only after three accredited playing years, and extending the schedule by two games would reduce
the average NFL playing career (currently 3.6 years) to a number dangerously close to not receiving health care after retirement. As of today, the NFLPA and the owners are in discussions with each other, trying to compromise and end the lockout. The sides have been in intense negotiation for over three weeks now, even hiring an arbitrator to help end the dispute. Until then, the next major date for football is April 28, when the annual NFL draft will be held in New York City. As a form of protest, the NFLPA has asked the top draft prospects to break tradition and to not attend the draft, to show their opposition to the disagreement over rookie bonuses. It is unclear at this point whether or not the players will show up or not at the draft, but the draft will be held regardless. It seems that the next step in the lockout process is to wait for a decision from a federal court. On March 14, a group of NFL players filed an injunction against the lockout, hoping that a federal court would stop the lockout. The news about this lockout isn’t all negative. The players and the owners have been meeting since early February, trying to iron out their differences and come up with a compromise. The one billion dollar difference between the parties has been reduced to $750 million and the two sides are showing a willingness to bargain with each other. In 1987, in a situation similar to this, the NFLPA decertified after it lost a strike against the owners. They converted into an organization, hoping to file a lawsuit and win free agency for all of their members. This tactic ended up working, resulting in free agency being instated in 1993, and the union once again resuming its collective bargaining agreement with the NFL. There hasn’t been a lockout like this in the NFL since 1987, when 58 days were missed due to a strike, but no games. The most probable outcome of this strike will be the owners and the players agreeing to a new collective bargaining agreement before the season starts. There is no possible way that the lockout could extend into the regular season, for the owners would lose way too much revenue to justify this action.
photo by Rob Carr
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell leaving a meeting between the league and the players union on March 3, 2011 in Washington D.C.
There is no possible way that the lockout could extend into the regular season, for the owners would lose way too much revenue
Spring Hill Sports Rundown MattBOSARGE Sports Editor
Baseball: Senators sweep
Spring Hill The Badgers had their hands full this weekend with the Auburn University Montgomery (AUM) Senators as they came up short in all three contests. Friday night saw the Senators pull out a 14 inning thriller 4-2, with the help of a leadoff homer by Logan Remson in the final inning that barely slipped inside the foul poll. Game 1 went from a possible adrenaline boost that could carry Spring Hill throughout the weekend, to a long, draining battle that carried over into the next two contests. The Senators started off Saturday with a 9-1 shellacking over Spring Hill. Game 2 started off with an RBI single by Spring Hill’s Brian Wheeler, giving the Badgers an early 1-0 lead. That would be the only time AUM would trail in this contest as it piled on after a 2-run double by Logan Remson in the 3rd inning. Wes Cook (4-2) earned the win in six inning of work, allowing only six hits. Joe Carter (3-4) suffered the loss allowing 10 hits in six innings. The third game was much closer, but the result stayed the same as Spring Hill (1118, 1-5 SSAC West) lost 5-2. Spring Hill got within two runs of the Senators (20-12, 3-1 SSAC West) in the 6th inning thanks to a Brad Holstein 2run double, but that was as close as it would get. Cody Hall (4-3) earned the complete game win for AUM as
Stephen Herrington (1-3) took the loss for the Badgers.
Men’s Tennis: Spring Hill
gets first win in NOLA After losing its first six matches, Spring Hill College finally got it together Friday afternoon in a 7-2 victory over Loyola University. Joshua Schultz won his singles match 6-0, 6-0. Spring Hill (1-6, 1-2 SSAC West) faces Tougaloo College and Belhaven University Saturday in a doubleheader.
Softball: Badgers take 2 of
4 in Tournament The Spring Hill College softball team lost its first contest Friday versus 24th ranked Union University by a score of 0-1 at the William Carey Invitational that was held Friday and Saturday. Sam Brooks (4-10) allowed just four hits in a stellar performance, but what undermined by Joy Tobie (2-0) of Union as she threw a combined shutout with Brooke Thomas. Spring Hill bounced back in their second game Friday with a 7-5 victory over William Woods University. Jenny Laird laid down a sacrifice squeeze bunt in the 6th, scoring Kayla Moran and giving the Badgers a lead that would never be overtaken. Sam Brooks picked up the win in relief. The following morning, Spring Hill took another shot at Union University, only to get shutout once more 0-2. Outside of two runs scored early on in the game, SHC’s
Brittany Fields was unflappable against Union’s lineup. Keaton Kirk earned the win for Union, giving up only two hits in a complete game shutout. The Badgers, however, didn’t let the loss carry over into their final game of the Invitational as they smacked LSU-Alexandria on their way to a 4-1 win. Brooks took home the complete game win thanks to some offensive help from Katelyn Hinson who tallied two hits and two RBI’s. Stephanie Fair chipped in with a double and Holli Smith tacked on a double and an RBI. The Spring Hill College Badgers left the William Carey Invitational with a 2-2 record.
Women’s Tennis: Bees
swarm the Badgers The Spring Hill College women’s tennis team was no match for the SCAD-Atlanta Bees Saturday as they lost 50. Spring Hill (2-5, 2-1 SSAC
this week in
SPORTS 3/25/Friday Baseball: Spring Hill @ Faulkner University 6:00 p.m.
3/26/Saturday Baseball Doubleheader: Spring Hill @ Faulkner University 1:00 p.m. Women’s Tennis: Spring Hill vs Tougaloo College 10:00 a.m. Spring Hill vs Belhaven University 2:00 p.m. Men’s Tennis: Spring Hill vs Tougaloo College 10:00 a.m. Spring Hill vs Belhaven University 2:00 p.m.
3/27/Sunday Women’s Tennis: Spring Hill vs University of Missouri-St. Louis 1:00 p.m. @Mirror Lake Racquet Club (UMSL NCAA D-2)
Men’s Tennis: Spring Hill vs University of Missouri-St. Louis 1:00 p.m. @Mirror Lake Racquet Club (UMSL NCAA D-2)
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The Spring Hill College softball team of the 2010-2011 season
On the Spot Charlie Sheen... “Who the hell cares about Charlie Sheen.” MIKEcourtney junior
“I think that he’s insane. But it’s very entertaining.” ARIANAassaf senior
HAVEalaugh Why do ducks have webbed feet? To stamp out fires. Why do elephants have flat feet? To stamp out burning ducks.
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