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Solitah Brookshire, a senior communications studies major, looks for a Halloween costume for the I.D.E.A.L. Women costume party at Beautiful Day located across from USM on Wednesday.

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Deanna and Brett Favre

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Deanna Favre, wife of NFL quarterback Brett Favre, has faced much adversity in her lifetime, but when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004, she decided to use her struggle as a way to reach out and help other people. Favre commented on her initial feelings about being diagnosed with breast cancer, which she said

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was a very difficult time in her life. “I had just buried my brother four days before I was diagnosed so I was already grieving,” Favre said. “At first I thought I would never get through it, and I was ready to just give up and quit life.” Favre did not give up, however. Because of the love and support of the people around her, she was able to make it through the chemotherapy process. “I started looking at the whole situation differently in knowing that

I had strength to get me through, and the support of my family and friends,” Favre said. “I also began to notice other women who weren’t as blessed as me with the support of a husband or insurance.” Favre also said that she relied heavily on her faith during her struggle with breast cancer. When a friend from Bible study came over one night to bring her a meal during treatment, she reminded Favre that she was not alone.

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Residence Life temporarily relocated 32 Century Park residents to Vann Hall because of a leakage affecting the last dorm rooms on the hallways of every floor in Century Park 3. The residents moved out Wednesday and will move back in Sunday. After a few complaints, the university ran a few tests to find out what was causing the leaks. The problem is that a few of the drains weren’t properly sealed. To prevent the residents any further troubles, the university is working with its contractor, Yates, to fix the problem. USM student and Century Park resident, Shaquille Hayes, is one of the students temporarily moveing out. Hayes thinks USM is dealing well with the situation as well as other problems he has had in Century Park. “The main issues that I’ve been having in Century were centered around the shower/bathroom and sink area,” Hayes said. “The water pressure in the sink was extremely low in August. Then the drain cover in the shower has and still is coming up and will not stay down. I agree with that fact that Century Park was rushed with being built and that it should not have been opened until everything was finished, checked, and monitored. I feel as though USM is handling the situation the best they can at the moment, so I really don’t have a problem with how they are trying to fix these problems.” The university will not be held liable for the damages to Century Park; those expenses will be paid by Yates because Century Park is under warranty for the first two years. Associate Vice President of Student Affairs and Interim Director of Residence Life, Sid Gonsoulin, is working on fixing all possible problems with Century Park.



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GSA petitions for employee protections Ashton Pittman Printz Writer Members of the Gay/Straight Alliance at Southern Miss are circulating a petition seeking to amend the City of Hattiesburg’s non-discrimination policy to include sexual minorities. The petition is in response to the firing of Andre Cooley, a former corrections officer who says he was fired by the Forrest County Sheriff ’s Department after it was discovered that he was gay. Former GSA council member Anna Davis said that currently no state or federal laws exist to protect gay, lesbian or transgender citizens from being fired because of their sexuality orientation or identity. “Employees can be fired, not based on their abilities, but on biases held by employers,” Davis said. The proposed amendment seeks to add “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the list of characteristics already protected by the policy. The policy currently protects against employee discrimination on the ba-

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“Century Park was not rushed to be built together,” Gonsoulin said. “Century Park was built exactly on schedule and did not go over budget. Century Park was the biggest project in Southern Miss’ history in terms of square foot and cost. Buildings are built by man, so they aren’t perfect. But the students that had to temporarily move out were notified personally by an official and they were given well advanced notices for their inconvenience.” The students that had to move

sis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age and disability, but not sexuality. The amendment defines “sexual orientation or gender identity” to mean “actual or perceived homosexuality, heterosexuality, bisexuality, or gender identity in gender-related characteristics, appearance, or mannerisms.” “It’s unacceptable and hateful that LGBT students who are working so hard to stay in school to get degrees and good jobs have to hear about cases like Andre’s,” said GSA member Corey Faucheux. “We’re hoping this petition will open eyes and provide a safer environment for everyone.” Joe Jervis, a gay activist and blogger who is hoping for the passage of federal legislation to protect LGBT citizens from employer discrimination, said the passage of such an amendment may be an uphill battle. He said that when similar amendments have been proposed across the nation in the past, they often failed because of fierce opposition. “Christian groups show up en masse, very well funded, and often will beat down any attempt to extend protection,” Jervis said.

One of those groups, he said, is the Family Research Council. “I have a feeling that in Mississippi their power is significant,” he said.

Still, the GSA hopes that it can succeed in pushing for change. On Friday, the GSA will host a bake sale on campus where the

petition will be available for supporters to sign. The bake sale will take place between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. in Shoemaker Square.

out will still have access to Century Park. They will be credited 200 dollars to their student accounts and will find a hotel-like stay in Vann. The temporary rooms will have linens and a made up bed as well as its own private bathroom. Gonsoulin wants all the buildings in Century Park to be tested to avoid any future problems. If there are problems with the other Century Park dorms, then the students in those rooms will be asked to temporally move out as well.

“We just want to test all the buildings to prevent any future problems,” Gonsoulin said. “We want to fix anything that could be a problem while Century Park is still under warranty. We want our students to know that we care for them.” While being asked to leave one’s home is inconvenient, the residents being temporarily moved from Century Park to Vann Hall are doing their best to look on the bright side. “For me, the temporary move out is a bit frustrating-

especially for the move being for 4-5 days,” Hayes said. “You would think for the price that we paid for these rooms, that these kind of situations shouldn’t happen, but I guess that’s part of the ups and downs of man made objects.” “I think it’s inconvenient, however they are giving us compensation,” Richard Mauffray, one of the dislocated residents of Century Park 3, said. “And it’s not like they’re moving us out for some unnecessary reason.” Kevin Lowry, another disrupt-

ed resident, said that he doesn’t really want to move but he understands that it is being done to fix an urgent problem. “They are definitely trying to make it as easy as possible to move in and out,” he said, “they’ll have people moving stuff for us.” Although the residents will be given rooms to themselves and hotel-like settings, Justin Tate said that he isn’t very excited about it. “My friends are still over here at Century Park, so it’ll be kind of lonely. But I’ll work around it with the two hundred dollars.”

So she launched the Favre4Hope foundation, which supports breast cancer patients as well as disadvantaged children. In order to provide money for the foundation, Favre participates in speaking engagements that charge a fee, which goes straight to the charity. She also wrote a book in 2007 titled “Don’t Bet Against Me: Beating the Odds in Breast Cancer and in Life.” All proceeds from the sale of the book also went directly to the foundation. Favre also expressed the importance of everyone, including college students, performing selfcheck breast exams. “I think it is important for young girls to make a habit of doing self-exams in the show-

er,” Favre said. “Early detection is the key to defeating breast cancer, and a lot of women who don’t catch it early enough are the ones who lose their breast or even their life.” Favre wants college students to understand, too, that men can also have breast cancer, and a person does not need a family history of the disease to be at risk. “There was no history of it in my family,” Favre said. “I was very healthy, I work out, I don’t drink a lot, and I eat healthy. If it can happen to me, it can happen to anybody, so make sure you always do your exams and spread the word.” For more information about Deanna Favre’s foundation, go to

FAVRE, from 1 “She told me that though I had this terrible disease growing in me, I had Christ too,” Favre said. “And that really put things into perspective for me.” A few times while Favre was in the waiting room before treatment, she would hear women talking about having no insurance or help in their own battles with breast cancer, and she decided to establish a foundation to help them. “I couldn’t imagine not only trying to beat cancer, but trying to beat it with a financial burden hanging over me as well,” Favre said. “That is what made me want to help these women. I felt for them because they were battling this disease with a financial burden.”

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Libertarian Candidate Tim Hampton joined Democratic U.S. Rep. Gene Taylor Tuesday for a candidate’s forum hosted by the AARP at the Sigler Community Center in Hattiesburg, Miss. The two are running for MS-4’s seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, for which Taylor is the incumbent. Absent from the debate was Taylor’s most prominent challenger, Republican Steven Palazzo. Palazzo’s headquarters said the candidate had to cancel his appearance due to a last minute personal emergency. However, said that Palazzo was seen about an hour after the debate shaking hands at a gas station in Eastabuchie, Miss. That left Hampton and Taylor alone to debate one another, as Reform Party candidate Anna Jewel Revies did not respond to the AARP’s invitation. Early in the forum, Hampton expressed dissatisfaction that he was uninvited to another debate Palazzo and Taylor plan to take part in Friday, which will air on WKFK Digital TV-7 in Pascagoula, Miss. “We shouldn’t allow the media to decide who is and who is not a significant candidate,” he said. Moments later, Taylor stood up to announce that he had been on the phone with WKFK just before the debate and convinced them to allow Hampton to join. Taylor and Hampton discussed a wide range of issues, including the Bush tax cuts, gays in the military and the war in Afghanistan. The disagreements between the two owed much to their personal

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Libertarian candidate Tim Hampton, left, speaks with Democratic incumbent U.S. Representative Gene Taylor, right, at a forum hosted by the AARP Tuesday.

political philosophies. “The libertarian platform is more freedom and less government,” said Hampton. Taylor said that while he agreed that government rarely did things better than private business, he also believed there were exceptions to that. Still, he said that his philosophy was not necessarily the same as the philosophy of the Democratic Party. He described his personal philosophy as a belief in government that “lives within its means, respects all human life, including the unborn, and a nation that is not afraid to say In God We Trust.” The candidates did agree on one thing—their feelings on President Barack Obama’s performance thus far. “In two years, I don’t think he’s done a good job and should be reelected to four more,” said Hampton. For the most part, Taylor agreed. “One important thing he’s done is to tell every little African American kid in this country, ‘You can be president,’” said Taylor. “Other than that, he hasn’t done much.” Taylor said that he voted for John McCain in 2008, and still wishes McCain had won that election. “Tim Hampton and Gene Taylor helped us understand where they’re coming from and what they might do,” said USM

professor Troy Gibson, who moderated the debate. “Particularly, from Congressman Taylor, we got to hear him run against his record to see if he felt comfortable with what he’s accomplished so far and whether he needs to be rewarded for another two years.” USM professor Marija Bekafigo, who was in attendance, said she thought Taylor was the clear winner, but that Hampton could be a good candidate in the future with some work. She said she was perplexed by Palazzo’s absence. “Where is Palazzo?” she said. “I mean, as the Republican challenger, he really should have been here. Usually the challenger is trying to get a debate with the current Congressman.” According to WDAM, Palazzo later said that his appearance was cancelled due to a scheduling error, not a personal emergency. Hampton and Taylor spent much of the debate reminding the audience of Palazzo’s absence instead of trading barbs with one another. The Tarrance Group last week released a poll showing Taylor and Palazzo within two points of one another. Voters will head to the ballot box to select a Congressman on Tuesday, Nov. 2.

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Colbert and Stewart host competing rallies Ben Sutton Printz Writer Stephen Colbert, host of the Colbert Report, is headed to Washington again, and this time, he is not alone. Colbert will be in the nation’s

capitol Saturday along with his counterpart Jon Stewart, the long-time host of the Daily Show on Comedy Central. The two comedians will lead the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear, a combination of their previously separate rallies. Stewart’s Rally to Restore Sanity and Colbert’s March to Keep

Fear Alive, now combined under the new name as a single rally, are a satirical response to Glen Beck’s Restoring Honor rally and the Reclaim the Dream counter-rally organized by Al Sharpton. Both Stewart and Colbert have been advertising for the event heavily since they announced their plans for the rallies last month. Stewart said his rally is meant to attract the “70-80 percenters” – those in the American population who are on neither extreme end of the political spectrum and who represent the majority of voters. To illustrate the rally’s focus on the moderate voter block, the Daily Show host has suggested rally slogans like, “I disagree with you, but I’m pretty sure you’re not Hitler.” Colbert made the “counterannouncement” for his own rally the same day Stewart announced the Rally to Restore Sanity. True to his ultra-conservative character’s form, Colbert argued that cooler heads prevailing over fear could have disastrous consequences. “Now is the time for all good men to freak out for freedom,” Colbert said during his announcement. Colbert’s visit to Washington will be his second in as many months. Last month, he testified in character before a congressional panel concerning migrant workers on American farms. The testimony attracted massive media attention and met with mixed reactions from lawmakers and the media. The rallies on Saturday have received similarly widespread attention. The Facebook page for the Stewart’s event alone lists over 200,000 confirmed attendees, and Oprah Winfrey has

publicly endorsed the rally. The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear will begin Saturday at noon eastern time at the National Mall in the nation’s capitol. Portions of the event will be broadcast live on Comedy Central, as well as streamed live and uncensored on the Daily

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hen The University school history. of Southern Former head football Mississippi first opened coach Thad “Pie” Van its doors in 1912, its and punter Ray Guy are students eagerly embraced both members of the sports as a favorite College Football Hall of extracurricular pastime. Fame, and the annual And for nearly 100 years, Ray Guy Award honors the university has made the nation’s top collegiate its mark in the world of punter. Guy, along with intercollegiate athletics former Southern Miss with great teams and quarterback Brett Favre talented student-athletes. and Golden Eagle The university offers basketball standout nine sports for women Clarence Weatherspoon, and seven for men at the are just some of the many National Collegiate former Southern Miss Athletic Association’s athletes who have (NCAA) Division I level. enjoyed success at the Those include baseball, highest levels of profesmen’s/women’s basketsional sports. ball, women’s cross More than 300 Simply known as “The Leap,” running back Sammy Winder flies into the country, football, men’s scholarships are provided end zone as the Golden Eagles defeat Ole Miss 28-22 in 1980. and women’s golf, annually to deserving women’s soccer, softball, Southern Miss studentmen’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track and athletes, who excel not only in sports but in the classroom as well. field and women’s volleyball. The Southern Miss men’s athletics program recently accepted the Halbrook “Athletics is how a lot of people across the country know about Southern Award for having the highest graduation rate among Mississippi’s public Miss outside of our region,” said Southern Miss professor of history Dr. universities during the past academic year. The award recognizes colleges and Chester “Bo” Morgan. universities that maintain and achieve high academic standards for student“People as far away as Alaska can turn on their televisions and see our athletes. This is the seventh consecutive time for the men’s program to win teams play, and learn more about us when our institutional spot is aired the award and the eighth time overall. during the broadcast,” he said. “It’s an invaluable marketing tool in terms of During the 2008-09 academic year, 19 student-athletes earned the drawing attention to all of the things the university has to offer both academ- Conference USA Commissioner’s Academic Medal for a grade point average ically and athletically, and has a very positive of 3.75 or better, and 113 made the Commissioner’s impact on the local economy.” Honor Roll. Southern Miss also had one studentSouthern Miss has been a member of Conference athlete win ESPN Academic All-American honors USA since fall 1995 and has captured championthat same year. ships in baseball, football, men’s basketball, softball For the 2008-09 academic year, 11 of Southern and volleyball. The Golden Eagles won two football Miss’ 16 athletic squads achieved an Academic UPI Small College National Championships in Performance Rate (APR) score above 950. The 1958 and 1962, and captured the men’s basketball APR was instituted by the NCAA in 2004 to National Invitation Tournament title in 1987. Both measure the eligibility, retention and graduation of men’s and women’s basketball have advanced to the all student-athletes competing on Division I teams. NCAA tournament, as has women’s softball. “We’re very proud of our student-athletes, both – Dr. Chester “Bo” Morgan, In 2009, in longtime coach Corky Palmer’s final in competition and in the classroom,” said Southern professor of history season, the Southern Miss baseball team advanced Miss director of Athletics, Richard Giannini. to the College World Series for the first time in

Athletics is how a lot of people across the country know about Southern Miss outside of our region.

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“We Came, We Saw, We Tore The House Down!” V

ery few days go by without former Southern Miss basketball coach M.K. Turk being reminded about the NIT championship captured by his 1986-87 Golden Eagles. And that’s just fine with him. “I’ve got memorabilia from that season and the championship game all over my office so that’s always a constant reminder,” said Turk, who compiled a 301-266 record in 20 seasons at Southern Miss. “Of course people are always bringing up that team in conversation. I can easily say that will always rank as my proudest moment as a basketball coach.” The 1986-87 Southern Miss squad put together a rather ordinary 18-11 regular-season record which included a 6-6 mark within the Metro Conference. But the team caught fire after being invited to participate in the National Invitation Tournament. The Golden Eagles walloped Ole Miss 93-75 in a first-round matchup at Reed Green Coliseum, then defeated St. Louis and Vanderbilt in successive road games by scores of 83-78 and 95-88 respectively. From there it was on to New York City and the NIT Final Four. The semi-final contest saw Southern Miss upend Nebraska 82-75, setting up a winner-take-all showdown against LaSalle. “By then our team had gained a lot of momentum and confidence,” said Turk. “We had seen a lot of

What made that group unique is that they were all basketball junkies. They could not get enough of the game.

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Four year letterman Derrek Hamilton proudly tells all of Madison Square Garden the Golden Eagles are National Invitation Tournament Champions.

LaSalle on tape and felt like we could take advantage of some matchups against them.” In the championship game, Southern Miss held off LaSalle 84-80 before a capacity crowd of 12,742 at Madison Square Garden to capture the university’s only Division 1 national title. “That championship was not only a crowning achievement for Southern Miss but the city and the state as well,” said Turk, who is retired and living in Hattiesburg. “Everybody seemed to rally around that team and the run we had in that tournament.” That historic Southern Miss team featured a talented starting five which included a quartet of juniors – Casey Fisher, Randolph Keys, Derrek

Hamilton and John White – appropriately dubbed “The Fab Four.” Senior guard Kenny Siler rounded out the starting unit. All five players scored more than 1,000 points during their Southern Miss careers. “What made that group unique is that they were all basketball junkies,” said Turk. “They could not get enough of the game. They would even go by the sports information office and check on statistics from other programs around the country and such. They loved to come to practice and were willing to do whatever it took to be successful.” A national championship banner hanging from the rafters at Reed Green Coliseum proves that.

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sk most individuals associated with higher education the meaning of “Title IX” and the answer will probably be it is the U.S. law which gave gender equality to school athletics. Ironically Title IX was part of the Education Amendments of 1972 and makes no mention of sports. It simply states: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance...” However, ask former Southern Miss head basketball coach Kay James and she will tell you Title IX “opened up the eyes to the athletic world to give opportunities to women in sports and women coaches, to make things equal with our male counterparts.” James coached the women’s basketball team for 22 seasons and is the all-time winningest coach in Lady Eagle history with 403 victories. Under her guidance, the Lady Eagles won four Metro Conference tournament titles, three regular-season titles and were ranked as high as 16th in the nation, the highest ranking ever. She coached 16 All-Conference performers at Southern Miss, including 11 first teamers, four Conference Player of the Year selections and one Kodak All-American. “There are quite a few women I recruited for

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Former Lady Golden Eagle Head Coach Kay James discusses a play with former basketball star Tanya Bullock. Title IX has made it possible for countless female athletes to earn college scholarships.

Southern Miss who wouldn’t have been able to go to college without the scholarship we offered, and that’s a result of Title IX,” she said. Dr. Aubrey K. Lucas was president of Southern Miss when Title IX came into existence. He explained there was no reluctance on his part, or that of then Athletic Director Roland Dale, to add women’s sports in the late 1970s. “The real developments of women’s athletics came after Title IX,” said Lucas. “Over time it forced us to do what we should have done. And I must commend

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the presidents who followed me, who did much to promote and advance women’s athletics to bring Title IX to fruition.” When Title IX came into existence there were those who believed schools would have to plunder men’s programs to pay for newly formed women’s programs. However, James believes that was not the case at Southern Miss where she credits a good working relationship with then men’s head basketball coach M.K. Turk. “I remember a time when women had only one or two uniforms, maybe one pair of tennis shoes, no warm-ups and didn’t have adequate facilities, but all that was changed with Title IX,” she said. “It was an opportunity to open the doors and let women excel. It showed we are just as important; we can bring recognition to the university and produce exciting games. It’s been fun to see the progression of the sport and the quality of the female athlete since Title IX.” For measurable results on the impact of Title IX on women one need look no further than the research of Dr. Betsey Stevenson, an economist at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She has found that changes set in motion by Title IX explained about 20 percent of the increase in women’s education and about 40 percent of the rise in employment for 25-to-34-yearold women. aa/eoe/adai


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SMAC hosts Halloween festivities Trick or Treat 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Halloween Carnival 5:00 p.m. Friday Night at the Fountain 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Scary Movie 9:30 p.m.

Sabrina Brown Printz Writer The Southern Miss Activities Council will host its annual Halloween carnival Friday at 5 p.m. at the fountain. They have encouraged not only students, but the Hattiesburg community as well to come out for a night of various activities for all ages. Alesha Knox, a senior elementary education major from Gulfport, Miss., is the SMAC Arts and Entertainment Chair,

and she is in hopes for a great turnout. “I have been planning this since the summer,” Knox said. “There’s so much going on, and there’s no way that you won’t have fun.” From 4-6 p.m., children may trick-or-treat on Greek Street in The Village. Beginning at 5 p.m., the Halloween carnival will take place. Thirty or more organizations will have booths set up to accommodate all attendees. The booths will offer candy, popcorn, cotton candy and possibly funnel cakes.

Space jumps will also be provided for children. From 7-9:30 p.m., the rock/ rap group Storage 24 will play at Friday Night at the Fountain, where audience members will have the chance to catch free Go Gold and Friday Night at the Fountain T-shirts. “Last year was the best it has ever been, in my opinion,” Knox said. “But this year, I want it to be above and beyond and better than last year.” At 9:30 p.m. SMAC will show a scary movie on Weathersby

Lawn. They have not yet decided upon the movie. Jasmine Butler, a sophomore broadcast journalism major from Vicksburg, Miss., is the co-chair for arts and entertainment for SMAC. “I am excited about Friday,” Butler said. “I think it will be great for the kids, in addition to organizations being able to give back to the community.” Claire Garretson, a junior public relations major from Ellisville, Miss., said she looks forward to all campus events, and this one is no different. “I look forward to trick-ortreating in The Village and being able to interact with all of the children,” Garretson said. “It will be more of a treat for me than it will be for the kids.”

News In Brief: Pro-life amendment reaches second trimester

A judge in Hinds County, Miss., ruled Tuesday that a pro-life initiative might proceed to be placed on Mississippi’s November 2011 ballot. The Personhood Amendment, as the initiative is known, would amend the state Constitution to define life as beginning at the moment of fertilization. That would theoretically make abortion illegal in Mississippi. The plaintiffs who filed the lawsuit to stop the initiative from going forth had argued that allowing the initiative would change the state Bill of Rights, which is not allowed under the state Constitution. “Plaintiffs carry a heavy burden in attempting to restrict the citizenry’s right to amend the Constitution,” wrote Judge Malcolm Harrison in his ruling. Plaintiffs are expected to appeal the case to the Mississippi Supreme Court.

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Give yourself over to absolute pleasure Ashlyn Ervin Printz Writer The Rocky Horror Picture Show is back at the Saegner this year, so look out for Rocky, Dr. Frankenfurter and Columbia walking around downtown Hattiesburg on Friday. The Saenger Theater has featured an interactive version of the film since 2003 with average attendance of about 600 audience members. Thirty-five years after its premiere, Rocky Horror has the longest-running theatrical release in film history; long-time fans and new ones alike come out to see the interactive showing at the Saegner each year. Brittany Stubblefield, a graduate of USM’s Psychology program, says that her first time seeing Rocky Horror was in middle school. “It was an interactive showing, but since then I’ve seen it on DVD at home too many times to count,” Stubblefield said. Danielle Laster, a Freshmen this year at USM, said her first viewing of the show was at a

Couresty of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

friend’s birthday party. “We liked it so much we had a second Rocky Horror themed party with props and the Time Warp,” she said. Stubblefield said that her favorite things about Rocky Horror are the costumes.

“I really like the hair and makeup,” she said. “I’ve dressed up as Dr. Frankenfurter and Columbia.” Laster said that she also enjoys the costumes from the film. “I’d really like to dress up, I’d go all out and make my own costume,” she said.

The Saegner has good news for Time Warp look-a-likes: This year will also feature a costume contest and official after party. Prizes will be awarded to costumes in the following categories: Most Original, Funniest, Sexiest and Scariest. Immediately after the showing,

the official after party will begin at Bennie’s Boom Boom Room. Attendees will receive free admission to the after party when they show their Rocky Horror ticket stub. The Saegner offers an interactive showing of the film each year with provided props. “People really seem to like that they can get involved,” said Amber Hartfield, Communication Coordinator of the Hattiesburg Convention Commission. “It’s a unique movie. It’s pretty out of the box with how lewd it is. Yet it somehow isn’t offensive. It’s rare for a movie to get you up and moving, so I really like that it incorporates the audience. The songs are actually okay to listen to, it’s not just shitty music added to a weird plot. It’s also completely unrealistic which I think is needed every once in a while. People like to get lost and have fun and Rocky Horror is a great way to do that,” Laster said. However, a line taken from the film perhaps best describes why people keep coming back, “Come up to the lab and see what’s on the slab. I see you shiver with antici...pation.”


Haunted houses provide cheap thrills Amber Grubbs Printz Writer Halloween is a time for candy, costumes, and trickery. One highlight of Halloween trickery are haunted house attractions. Several companies in the Hattiesburg area put on haunted house attractions each year. One of the most popular haunted houses in the area is The Terror Test in Lumberton, Miss. The attraction is known for its exceptional production at its low-ticket cost of $15. Although the production value is known to be great, the scare factor depends on the attendee. Microbiology senior, Kate Cosnahan, went to The Terror Test last year. Cosnahan said, “It wasn’t scary, and I’ve heard mixed reviews of this year’s terror test.” Brandon Ashcraft visited The Terror Test Sunday. Sunday was the only night to experience the “black out,” in which each group was given one flashlight to navigate the haunted house. “It was based on a zombie apocalypse,” Ashcraft said. “I got to hold the flashlight and help the group through the place.” Although he didn’t admit to being scared by the attraction, he did say that some of the people in

his group were terrified. “It was very well put together, and there were a few moments when they caught me off guard and freaked me out,” Ashcraft said. Another local haunted attraction is the Haunted Hay Field in Ellisville, Miss.. Produced by the Hebron Volunteer Fire Department, the proceeds from the $10 ticket sales go to the fire department. Senior broadcast journalism major Jenna Talley visited the attraction last year, and is excited to go again this year. Talley said the location was the key to the fear factor. The attraction includes chain-saw wielding actors and people jumping out of bushes and trees. “This is a good one to visit because they use the natural ‘scary-ness’ that being in the woods at night provides,” Talley said. “You never know when someone or something will pop out of the thick brush or drop down from a tree.” Many find that local haunted houses do not provide enough of a thrill, so they venture to New Orleans for some of the city’s famous haunted houses and mansions. One such attraction is the terrifying House of Shock. Known worldwide for its chilling antics,

House of Shock has the most expensive ticket price of these houses at $25. I t s multimedia s t a ge

show is performed two to three times nightly and is highlighted with live actors, stunts, music, video, state of the art lighting, pneumatic

effects and pyrotechnics, and a rock concert. “I’ve always wanted to go to that one,” Ashcraft said. “I’ve always heard of how welldone the shows are.”

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Paranormal Activity 2 scares us again Ashton Pittman Printz Writer Paranormal Activity 2 logged the top-grossing supernatural horror opening ever when it was released in theaters last weekend. That title is well-deserved; as a sequel to last year’s horror smash hit, the film is more than worthy. The film is comprised of “archival footage” taken from the video surveillance cameras inside the new home of a California family. The footage shows the mounting tension amongst the family members as strange occurrences become more and more frequent. The situation becomes even more dire when it is discovered that the occurrences may be caused by a demon with sinister intentions. The story cleverly weaves in and out of the story from the first film, and it could be said that it serves as both a prequel and a sequel to the first. Inasmuch as the Paranormal Activity films are an experience on their own, the experience of watching one of these movies in a crowded theater is even more intense; crowds join each other in expectant, nervous laughter as choruses of screams and expletives add the impression of a roller coaster ride,

and the constant jumping and arm grabbing by the person in the next seat can sometimes be even scarier than the movie itself. That sort of audience interaction rarely, if ever, happens with a big budget, computer graphics infested, horror blockbuster. With Paranormal Activity 2, we only see real, tangible things that are present in daily life. The lack of a musical score means there are no cues that prepare us for an

The Buzz in the Burg

upcoming fright. The film’s score is composed of rumbling noises, heavy breaths, creaking doorways and ominous silence. Paranormal Activity 2 may have come out only a year after its predecessor, but it does not suffer from the quick turnaround. The acting in this film is superb and actually exceeds the acting in a first. The scares are scarier; in fact, there is one shocking kitchen in this film that far surpasses any of the shock scenes in the first. Without a doubt, Paranormal Activity 2 is the film to see this Halloween.

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Thurs. Brass Bed w/ Giant Cloud Fri. Brownout Sat. Hippo Hell-o-ween

Benny’s Boom Boom Room Fri. Vanilla Jane & Thomas Jackson Orchestra Sat. Wisebird w/ Mississippi Shakedown Sun. Purpoween

Mugshots Bar & Grill Fri. 6 Pack Deep

Keg and Barrel Thurs. Oktoberfest (feat. Oomphasters)

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Golden Eagles prepare to play UAB Cade Marrow Printz Writer The Southern Miss football team came into this season with expectations of a C-USA championship. They started off their conference season with a 2-1 record, but will find themselves needing a bit of help if they want to keep those dreams alive. The Eagles are in 3rd place in C-USA Eastern Division, behind Central Florida and East Carolina. The Eagles would need to beat UCF and have ECU lose two conference games to keep their hopes alive. Their only other option would be a three way tie scenario that would take a rocket scientist

to work through. Regardless of what those two teams do, USM needs to win the rest of their games. The past two seasons the winner of the East has had two conference losses, but this season is different. Southern Miss quarterback Austin Davis admits that he has been watching the other teams in the conference closely to see how things are adding up. “I’d be lying if I said I hadn’t,” Davis said. “At the same time, if we don’t take care of business it’s not going to matter what anybody else does. I think that’s the hardest part. If things don’t work out and we can play hard and win five more games and finish 10-2, that’s

something of. It’s not get caught couple of

UAB’s Last 5 Games

9/18 at Troy 9/25 at Tennessee 10/6 at UCF 10/16 vs. UTEP 10/23 at Miss. State

W, 34-33 L, 32-29 L, 42-7 W, 21-6 L, 29-24

went to the championship game from the East has been 5-2 or 6-2. For a team to run the table and go to the championship game, the would deserve it.” For Southern Miss to get there, though, it all starts with the UAB game this Saturday. The Eagles

Southern Miss Box Score


10/23 vs. William Carey W, 20-9

C-USA Standings


East Division W - L West Division W - L 10/22 vs. SMU L, 3-1 4-0 3-0 2-1 1-2 0-3 0-4

Houston SMU Tulsa UTEP Tulane Rice

Todd Bradford, USM’s Defensive Coordinator

Saturday Oct. 30 Roberts Stadium 11:00 a.m.

East Carolina UCF Southern Miss UAB Marshall Memphis

will take on the Blazers in an early kickoff game set for 11 a.m. Coach Fedora has had to shake his schedule up to adapt to the

I don’t think we have to remind our guys of what happened last year.

Football vs. UAB

Day: Date: Location: Time:

we can still be proud something we should up in. I think the last years, the team that

3-1 3-1 2-2 2-3 1 -2 1-3

10/24 vs. Tulsa L, 4-1


10/22 vs. Marshall W. 3-2 10/24 vs. E. Carolina W, 3-0

early kickoff set for Saturday. “We always have everything in by Friday, but the difference is that we will not have the walkthroughs that we always have on Saturday,” Fedora said. “So we will do a little bit more of that on Friday since we will not have time on

Saturday. The other thing is that when they wake up (on Saturday), it’s game time and they have to be ready to go. We will wake up and go straight into pregame meal and you have to be ready to roll from that point on.” The Blazers defeated Southern Miss for the first time in history last year and the memory of that game has stayed with the Eagles since that night. “I don’t think we have to remind our guys of what happened last year,” defensive coordinator Todd Bradford said. “They are well aware of what that felt like, and I’m sure they don’t want to go through that again.”

Southern Miss Sports: Upcoming Games 10/29 All Day Tennis Halloween Classic USM Tennis Complex

10/30 11:00 a.m. Football vs. UAB M.M. Roberts Stadium

10/29 7:00 p.m. Volleyball at Memphis Memphis, Tenn.

10/31 1:00 p.m. Volleyball at UAB Birmingham, Ala.

10/29 7:00 p.m. Soccer at UCF Orlando, Fla.

11/3 7:00 p.m. Women’s Basketball vs. Mobile Reed Green Coliseum


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Students and Faculty dance together Arik Shams Printz Writer USM’s Department of Theatre and Dance will host its annual Fall Dance Concert Thursday through Saturday. This concert is one of two the department presents every semester and will be held at the Mannoni Performing Arts Center at 7.30 pm. The performers will consist of dance majors from the Repertory Dance Company, as well as faculty members. The directors of the RDC this year are Meredith

Early and Julie White. “As directors we oversee company dynamics, making sure that all dancers have an experience paralleling what will happen in the dance world,” Early said. The concert will feature eight pieces choreographed by students and faculty. The choreographers each manage their own piece, including organizing rehearsals and giving criticism. “The works range from an artistic view of the human experience to the otherworldly and humorous to that of pure movement,” Early said. During a pre-show talk before

the concert on Sunday at 1 p.m., The auditions are highly competieach choreographer will discuss tive, requiring skill in ballet, modhis or her piece ern dance, and and the proimprovisation. cess of creating “The departit. ment prides itself Au d it i on s on creating for the are held at the dancers a true to 7:30 p.m. beginning of life experience of Thursday Oct. 28 each semeswhat it’s like to be ter to choose in a professional Friday Oct. 29 performers for company in our Saturday Oct. 30 the Repertory field,” Early said. Sunday Nov. 1 Dance ComPerformers in pany. Dance the RDC are able majors and mito perform a vanors, as well as students enrolled riety of different works, by colin dance classes, may audition. leagues, faculty members and


guest artists. The RDC also performs in local Hattiesburg schools and other schools in the region. Lee Brooks, one of the choreographers for the Fall Dance Concert, was chosen from ten other candidates to have his piece performed in the concert. Brooks said it is “a privilege” to be a part of the event. His piece, “Un4seen Intrusion,” embodies the encounter and acceptance of the unknown. “I encourage anyone who is interested in modern art to attend this concert,” Brooks said. “This concert is a must-see.”

Christopher Bostick/Printz

Christopher Bostick/Printz

Sophomore Tyler McCants performs in the “the want/wait cycle“, Sunday during rehearsals for the Fall Dance Concert. The concert runs Thursday through Sunday starting at 7:30 in PAC.

Southern Miss dancers finish a dance choreographed by Christina Hazelbaker called “L-N-K-D” during Sunday’s rehearsals for the Fall Dance Concert.

Christopher Bostick/Printz

Senior dance performance and choreography major Cheryl Cornacchione, right, performs with other dancers Sunday during rehearsals for the Fall Dance Concert.

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