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Southern Miss junior Joey Tramuta and recent graduate Hannah Bolner share Valentine’s Day together on the Centennial Lawn.

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When students and vehicles collide Earvin Hopkins Printz Writer The battle between students and motorized vehicles is ongoing as Southern Miss’ population increases; although there are little to no reported incidents, accidents still fly under the radar. Doctoral student in literature,

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Kara Manning, said that she was hit by a vehicle on campus last Monday around 1:30 p.m. Manning said that she left the LAB and was preparing to cross Pearl Street at the four-way stop. She said that she waited for a vehicle to cross the intersection, and she then checked to ensure that the crosswalk was clear. A car stopped on 31st Avenue, waiting to make a left turn onto Pearl.

“I thought the driver had seen me and was going to allow me to cross,” Manning said. “The driver of the stopped vehicle suddenly made her turn and, by this time, I was unable to either continue or go back.” Manning went on, “My only option was to place my hands on the hood of the vehicle and attempt to displace some of the impact. My stunt moves saved

me from being knocked to the ground. The driver of the vehicle had been accelerating through the turn, and I don’t believe that she began to brake until I had made contact with the car.” Manning said that the driver was extremely apologetic, and they exchanged information but she didn’t press charges because she feels that multiple factors played a role in the incident.

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Manning said she suffered from bruised shins and ego, and that she neither had the time nor patience to call and wait for UPD to file a report. Creative writing graduate student, Ross Walton, talked about the dangers of drivers vs. students. “I was driving to night class a

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Let’s talk about sex ... in the dark Mary Margaret Halford Printz Writer

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Candid questions were answered by sexperts at the “Sex in the Dark” educational program hosted by the Southern Miss Activities Council.

What happens if our piercings get tangled? What is the best type of condom to use? Is it true if you don’t use it, you lose it? These questions and more were answered Thursday night when Southern Miss Activities Council partnered with Student Health Services to host Sex in the Dark, an event aimed at educating students in sexual health. The event consisted of a question and answer session in which students anonymously submitted questions to be answered by a panel of “sexperts” from the Payne Center and the clinic. At the end of the question and answer session, a condom fashion show took place. Three contestants designed outfits made of condoms and modeled them for the crowd. Jennifer Parsons, a senior representing College Democrats, won the condom fashion show with her weather themed outfit representing “Protect Yourself.” Parsons said she did not feel

awkward when modeling her dress and umbrella covered in condoms for the crowd that consisted of over 150 people. “I’m not a shy person, especially when it is for a good cause and I actually had a lot of fun doing it,” Parsons said. “I represented College Democrats, and we’re really about liberal issues, and sexual health is very important on a college campus.” Erick Weeks, sophomore event productions chair for SMAC, said the idea for Sex in the Dark came from another university in Louisiana, and the SMAC team decided to add the condom fashion show. “The goal of SMAC is to provide events that entertain and educate students at Southern Miss,” Weeks said. “We accomplished everything we wanted to with the event, but like anything there is always room for improvement.” Health Educator and Coordinator Jodi Ryder believes that the fashion show was an attention grabber for many.

“The fashion show is a fun activity that is enough to get people talking, which we want,” Ryder said. “Sex can be an uncomfortable topic and we want to create a fun, relaxed atmosphere to bring awareness to the risks and responsibilities that come with it.” Despite the awkwardness of some questions being asked, the crowd did not seem to be too uneasy. “I feel like the way we set it up and the nuance of the whole thing helped avoid any awkwardness,” Weeks said. “The questions being anonymous made it better, and the whole purpose was to take pressure off the audience and switch the role onto the sexperts.” Parsons believes that the event was a success, and something that is necessary on a college campus. “College is a time to receive an education about all topics,” Parsons said. “Events like this one allow students to learn in a fun and unusual way.”

“Pedestrian accidents do not happen very often on campus,” Hopkins said. “I checked from the last three years and I found that we have had only three reported accidents involving pedestrian/ bicycle and a motor vehicle.” Hopkins said he would encourage bicyclists to remember they are responsible for following the same rules of the road as vehicular traffic when riding in the roadway and to always be watchful of their surroundings. Pedestrians should always try and cross at a

marked crossing since these areas afford the pedestrian enhanced safety with signage and in some cases lighting assistance. “Activate any manually operated lights that may assist in crossing, stop and look both ways, and only enter the roadway when safe to do so. Limit use of phones and music devices that may make you inattentive to what’s going on around you,” he said. “Although pedestrians do have the right of way in the x-walk after they properly enter one, they must be aware of their

surroundings and watch for vehicles approaching to make sure vehicles see them in the x-walk.” Manning, coming from the perspective of actually being a victim, had advice for students when dealing with traffic safety. “My advice to students is the common sense suggestion to be cautious when crossing any street, on campus or off, in a crosswalk or not,” Manning said. “Apparently, we have to be ‘defensive walkers,’ as well as defensive drivers.”

Crosswalk, from 1 couple weeks ago, visibility was bad that night,” Walton said. “As I was driving past Century Park, I suddenly realized that someone, dressed in all black, was in the crosswalk. The yellow lights were not flashing, and because I was not speeding I was able to stop in time; however, someone going much faster than the speed limit passed by me and I could not help but think how lucky that girl was that the other car had not come by a few seconds sooner.” Walton said pedestrians are re-

sponsible for their own safety in the street. “Look both ways, cross at the crosswalks, and if you are crossing 4th Street., day or night, push the button,” he said. “Not all drivers obey the speed limit and not all drivers pay attention all the time; they get distracted with other things like changing the radio station or talking on cell phones.” Contrary to popular student beliefs, UPD Chief Bob Hopkins said student/vehicle incidents almost never occur according to their records.


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Arts & Entertainment

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Globetrotters trot to Hattiesburg Meryl Dakin Managing Editor

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The Harlem Globetrotters show off crowd-pleasing moves in the Thursday night game at Southern Miss’ Reed Green Coliseum. The show elicited excitement and interaction from the audience as the players again defeated their long time rivals, the Generals.

The Harlem Globetrotters visited Southern Miss Thursday night in the Reed Green Coliseum. The traveling basketball troupe has entertained audiences all over the world for 84 years and last made a stop in Hattiesburg in 2008. Melissa Carpenter, secretary for the Office of Student Activities, worked the concession stand at this game and at the one three years ago. “I’m a big fan,” she said. “I love the old guys, like Meadowlark Lemon, and the new guys coming along are pretty cool, too.” Lance Jordan, a senior entrepreneurship major, said, “Everyone who came out tonight seems to really enjoy it; they all came out to have fun.” Jordan is a member of the Southern Miss Civitan Club and was working the concession stand for community service under the guidance of Carpenter, adviser for the club. “I’ve gotten to see parts of the show,” Jordan continued, “I really liked the beginning when he (one of the players) sang ‘I believe I can fly.’ It was something new.” The audience, an enthusiastic crowd to say the least, was comprised mostly of families with younger children. “They’re having a blast,” Carpenter said of the multitudes of children in attendance. “I’ve been seeing the kids come buy concessions with their signed basketballs in hand. You know they’re having fun.” Children weren’t the only ones exited to see the performance. Andrew Brennan, a graduate student in criminal justice, came to see the show with his friends as well. “It’s really cool. I like how they incorporate the audience and kids a lot.” Brennan had planned to buy tickets to the show as soon as he heard they were going to make an appearance at USM. “I’ve always heard about the Harlem Globetrotters ever since I’ve been a kid and always wanted to go,” he said. “They’re legend. They’re the Harlem Globetrotters. They’re history.” “It’s fantastic that something like the Harlem Globetrotters can come to USM,” Carpenter said. “Because they get the community out, and especially the kids. And the children are what it’s all about.”


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PRISM concert dazzles music students Courtney Carter Printz Writer The annual PRISM concert sponsored by the School of Music, University Bands and Parris Jewelers of Hattiesburg performed Thursday to a sold out crowd at the Thad Cochran Center Ballrooms. For the first time, the PRISM concert was held as part of University Band’s All-South Honor Band Weekend. Three hundred high school and junior college students from Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia were in attendance for the concert and All-South. All-South provides an opportunity for passionate and talented high school musicians from all over the southern United States to gather with other peers to enhance, experience, and expand their knowledge and playing skills by observing and performing with the different bands from the University of Southern Mississippi. For the high school and junior college students, the PRISM performance was the first of its kind for them. “A PRISM concert is a largescale production that features numerous ensembles, large and small, who alternate in performance,” said Assistant Director of Bands James Standland in an article on Southern Miss Now. “We will have large ensembles rotate onstage and throughout the ballroom. One will perform in one area, then, like the flash of a prism, another ensemble begins to play in another area.” Many performing ensembles in USM’s School of Music performed, including The Pride of Mississippi Marching Band, Studio Ensembles, Steel Pan Ensembles and the Southern Miss Jazz Sextet.

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Jack Branning, a drum major, leads The Pride at the PRISM Concert. The concert served as the first event of University Band’s All-South Honor Band Weekend with around three hundred students in attendance. The band played to a sold-out crowd at the Thad Cochran Center Thursday, Feb. 10.

Many of the high school and junior college students in attendance are also prospective School of Music students. “I got to talk with Dr. Terry and a few of his tuba and baritone players,” said Courtney Warren, a junior college student who participated in All-South. “It was a great experience, and I learned a lot about the School of Music from it.” “Since many of our very best recruits will be here in one place, this was the perfect opportunity

to show them the level of our ensembles,” Standland said. The possible recruits were great in number this year. In fact, the concert sold out three days before the event. “We were going to have them on air promoting the concert today, but they sold out before we could do the promo,” said Houston Hunt, producer of WUSM’s Southern Miss Today radio show. Sherwin and Maschwitz’s “A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley

Square” was among the works played at the PRISM concert. The PRISM concert was the kick-off for All-South that was

held from Thursday to Saturday at the University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus.


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Forgetting St. Valentine Michelle Holowach Printz Writer Valentine’s Day is a ridiculous contraption and little more than a commercialized holiday invented by Hallmark to sell cards. Now don’t get me wrong – I have nothing against receiving free chocolate, pretty flowers or a snuggly stuffed animal. And although I have always fallen into the trap of Valentine’s Day – getting caught up in the fun of giving people candy and basking in the joy of being surrounded by pink and purple for an entire day – I am also not afraid to admit that Valentine’s Day is one of the silliest holidays there are. Like almost every other holiday the world celebrates, there may be many who have forgotten how Valentine’s Day originated. It started out as a feast in the Roman Catholic Church celebrating Saint Valentine, who was a patron of love, young people and happy marriage. On February 14th he was beheaded and martyred for attempting to convert the Roman Emperor Claudius II to Christianity. The day that we all celebrate loving each other and going crazy on sugar rushes is a day that originally was set aside to commemorate a man who, many years ago, was beaten with clubs, stoned and murdered in cold blood for his beliefs. Be mine? Now that we know why February 14th was originally designated as a day to be recognized, let us examine what we have turned it into: a day to prove your love or friendship through material gifts. And if you do not receive any gifts, well, we won’t even go there. Valentine’s Day is rarely about

love; it is either a stressful situation couples are thrown into or it singles people out as being alone. I hear many more “Happy National Single Awareness Day!” greetings than “Happy Valentine’s Day” on February 14th. It seems this day filled with hearts and candy serves to some as a sore reminder that Cupid has not yet struck them with his arrow and rubs salt in the wound of loneliness. Who wants a day set aside to commemorate a lonely heart? For those who do have a significant other, think about what Valentine’s Day is really doing to you. It is making you wrack your brain to think of the perfect valentine for your valentine. Then you go crazy wondering if your sweetheart will remember to get you something or if it’s way better than what you got for them, and then you feel bad. Or, what if it’s way worse, and then all hell breaks loose! I can just picture the masterminds who run Wal-Mart and Hallmark sitting behind their desks, chuckling evilly and rubbing their hands together as they watch the success of their contrived holiday unfold. They know the pressure they have put society under to indulge in Valentine’s Day gifts and buy cards and candy and stuffed animals and flowers and cookies and cupcakes – and all for what? Because someone a long time ago decided that we needed a holiday where pink was the primary color and we could eat all the chocolate we wanted without feeling guilty? (If you ask me that had to have been a female.) Maybe it’s not quite this controlled by Big Brother, but Valentine’s Day does seem to have become more about another way for Wal-Mart and Hallmark to make money, because they know what expectations people have piled up on this day of love. It is just an excuse to fill up the holiday aisles with more contraptions people have to buy if they want to fit in

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Happy Birthday, Lesley Brumfield!!! Dear Dumb Trick, the next time you don’t use the crosswalk I am going to run your trick ass over. Where are the po-pos when you need them? Cars always zoom on by when I’m trying to cross the street. How rude! Happy birthday, Chris Farley! Ms. Gloria from The Fresh deserves a raise. She’s the best!

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with the status quo. Sometimes I want to laugh while walking down the rows of Valentine’s Day gifts in stores. This must be the only day you could get away with giving someone a giant ape holding a heart that says “Wild for You” on it. Many of the gifts are cheap and silly, but they’re everywhere. And the guy who died on this day to protect his faith? Eh, he’s buried in Rome somewhere; so what? Let’s eat chocolate.

It is okay to set aside a special day to tell someone you love them, but save this for anniversaries or birthdays. Don’t stamp a national slogan on it and subject everyone to the pressures of showing their love, especially if they don’t have anyone in particular they can show it to yet.

Facebook sucks. When will these guys realize humans are creatures of habit, and we don’t deal well with change, so quit messing with the site! Did you know that the intro to “The Lion King” is in Swahili?

Valentine’s Day: the leading cause of This was an article of opinion by pyromania. Michelle Holowach, a writer for the Student Printz. Email questions or comments to michelle.holowach@eagles.usm.edu.


Sports

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BASKETBALL

Old friends to compete on court Tyler Cleveland Sports Writer Southern Miss head basketball coach Larry Eustachy has a pretty good read on most Conference USA coaches he faces. That could be an understatement for Wednesday’s matchup with The University of Texas at El Paso and Hattiesburg native Tim Floyd. Floyd grew up in Hub City, where his father Lee Floyd held Eustachy’s position from 19491954 and again from 19621971. When the Southern Miss coaching job came open in 2003, Floyd, then head coach of the New Orleans Hornets, suggested Eustachy. Now the two will meet on the court in Wednesday’s key Conference USA matchup. “It will be great to have him here in town,” Eustachy said. “He and I go back a long way, and he’s remained one of my best friends, and not just in basketball.” The two coaches met at the Sun Bowl Tournament in 1983. Floyd was a hot-commodity assistant under UTEP’s legendary coach Don Haskins, and Eustachy was a rising star on Bob Boyd’s staff at Mississippi State. Eustachy must have made an impression on Floyd. When Floyd took his first head coaching job at Idaho, Eustachy was his first hire. “I told coach Haskins who I wanted to hire,” Floyd said. “He said, ‘Why are you hiring these

guys?’ I told him they could really recruit, and he said, ‘Son, you can recruit, and you can teach someone else to recruit. What you need is some guys who know the game.’ Larry immediately came to mind.” The duo led Idaho to a 35-35 record in two seasons before Floyd left for New Orleans and Eustachy took over the Idaho job. Eustachy continued the success at Idaho, and Floyd caught fire at UNO. In 1994, he landed the Iowa State job, and proceeded to lead the Cyclones to three NCAA Tournaments in three years. When the NBA’s Chicago Bulls made an offer he couldn’t refuse, Floyd knew who to recommend as his replacement. Eustachy spent the past five seasons building Utah State into an NCAA Tournament team, and was a natural choice. “He took the success we had had at Iowa State and continued to build on it,” Floyd said. “He took them to two NCAA Tournaments and reached the Elite Eight once. It was great to see.” From there, the two went their separate, and very different, ways. Floyd coached in tough situations with the Bulls and the New Orleans Hornets with

moderate success from 19992004, and Eustachy rolled with Iowa State. But Eustachy began to struggle with alcohol addiction, which came to a head with his dismissal from Iowa State after images emerged of him fraternizing with students at a party. He landed at Southern Miss partly because of Floyd’s recommendation. “That’s part of the reason I’m

left the program under dubious circumstances after a “pay-forplay” allegation emerged surrounding one of his star players O.J. Mayo. Someone close to Mayo accused Floyd of paying the guard $1,000 to sign with USC, and although never proven true, it widened a gap that had grown between Floyd and the athletic director, and Floyd left. After a year away from basketball, he’s back where his coaching career carousel began at UTEP. On Wednesday, he’ll face his old friend in a game that is for more than bragging rights. The Golden Eagles (18-6, 7-4 in C-USA) sit two games in the loss college behind Floyd’s Miners (19-5, 7-2) and badly need a win to remain on the NCAA Tournament selection committee’s radar. “It’s going to be huge,” Eustachy said. “With Tim coming in we should have a huge crowd, and that’s going to help us in a close game.” Both coaches come from the same school of coaching and

It will be great to have him here in town. He and I go back a long way and he’s remained one of my best friends and not just in basketball. Larry Eustachy

so happy to see him having this kind of success,” Floyd said. “I didn’t want to recommend a guy to a university that I care so much about, and then have it not work out for whatever reason.” Floyd had his share of struggles after returning to the college game to coach at Southern California. He led the Trojans to three NCAA Tournament appearances in four years, but

emphasize stiff defense over high-flying offense. Their styles are so similar they could share players. In fact, they already have. Southern Miss point guard Angelo Johnson, who has been instrumental in the Eagles’ success this season, used to play for Floyd at USC. “The situation that led to him transferring was really the start of the rift that grew between me and the AD’s office at Southern Cal,” Floyd said. “I gave him permission to come back from summer vacation two days late, and they didn’t like that. “I still think he’s one of the best players in the country, and in fairness to him he should still be at USC tearing up the Pac-10.” Whatever the outcome of Wednesday’s game, both coaches seem to have found some career stability in oft-overlooked Conference USA. Eustachy has the Golden Eagles off to one of their best starts in decades, and Floyd is has UTEP atop the conference standings. “I love it over here,” Floyd said of UTEP, “and Larry’s finally rolling along over there. He’s getting to the point now where he can replace great players with other great players, and the crowds are coming back. I couldn’t be happier for him.”

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BASEBALL

Fans play catch with Golden Eagles Travis Thornell Sports Editor Over 160 young ballplayers from state-wide and the surrounding area flooded Pete Taylor Park to take in the Southern Miss Baseball Fan Day on Saturday. The participants ranged from 3 to 13 and were broken up according to ages to be under the guidance of Southern Miss players and coaches. The ballplayers were given instructions on fielding, throwing and batting. Garret Houson, 13, from Purvis said, “It was pretty good, just going over the basics. My favorite part was the batting cages. I haven’t played in three years, so it was good to get back in there.” With the incredible expectations over the Eagles in the 2011 season, it appeared that Saturday was a good way for them to stay loose for the start of the season and give back to the community. “I think it is very important for us to give back to the kids. We

have some of the best fans in the country,” said Head Coach Scott Berry. “Our (players’) love for the young kids to come out on game days and days like this gives them a chance to build relationships between them.” Coach Berry was just a spectator for most of the camp and put his players in charge under Coach Richy Harrelson, who typically is in charge for the Golden Eagle baseball camps. The players led all of the stations that included catching fly balls, fielding backhand grounders and soft tossing in the batting cages. Berry added, “It kind of shows (the players) on the coaching side what is like to work as coach versus a player.” Throughout the day, it was easy to see that the Southern Miss players were having as much fun as the 6- and 7-year-olds running around the diamond. Senior pitcher Seth Hester said, “I really enjoyed today and it’s one of the most fun days of the year. We get to see all the little

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Nathan Hession catches a ball in a pop up drill with the Southern Miss baseball team. The team hosted a little league clinic on Feb. 12.

Men’s Basketball vs. UTEP Day: Wednesday, February 16 Location: Reed Green Coliseum Time: 7:00 p.m. Overall record: 19-5, C-USA: 7-2

UTEP’s last 5 games: 1/22 @ Houston 1/26 vs. Tulane 1/29 @ Tulsa 2/05 @ Rice 2/12 vs. SMU

W, 57-52 W, 69-65 L, 69-68 W, 59-53 W, 65-57

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Southern Miss pitcher Jake Dredhoff gives a few pointers to a little league player at the Southern Miss 2011 baseball clinic on Feb. 12.

kids and all the fun they have. It really brings you back to having fun playing baseball like when we were little.” Fellow senior, All-American pitcher Todd McInnis, also spoke of seeing the youngster out on a perfect Saturday. “You can remember when you were young going to baseball camps and looking up to the older guys, and now they are doing the same thing to us. It is important to us to share as much knowledge and let them have fun.” Coach Berry ended the camp with a speech that outlined how to be a good baseball player, but more importantly a great person. “All of my players are great baseball players, but they also make their grades. They work just as hard inside and outside of the classroom, and as they do right here on the field,” said Berry to the captivated campers. Coach Berry, Hester, McInnis and the rest of the Golden Eagles will start the season Friday against Eastern Illinois at home with first pitch scheduled at 4:00 p.m. They will also play EIU on Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

Southern Miss Box Score

M. Basketball: 2/12 @ Memphis L,67-61 W. Basketball 2/10 @ ECU L, 91-67 2/13 @ UAB L, 74-45 Softball: 2/12 vs. Central Arkansas 2/12 vs. Kennesaw St. 2/13 vs. Kennesaw St. 2/13 vs. Central Arkansas

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Caden Riels practices his pitch under the supervison of a Southern Miss baseball team player at the 2011 USM baseball clinic on Feb. 12.

Southern Miss Sports: Upcoming Games

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Tuesday, February 15 at 1:30 p.m. Men’s Tennis vs. Nicholls St. Hattiesburg, Miss

Thursday, February 17 at 7:00 p.m. Women’s Basketball vs. Memphis Hattiesburg, Miss.

Wednesday, February 16 at 5:00 p.m. Softball vs. South Alabama Hattiesburg, Miss.

Friday, February 18 at 10:00 a.m. Softball vs. Campbell Auburn, Ala.

Wednesday, February 16 at 7:00 p.m. Men’s Basketball vs. UTEP Hattiesburg, Miss.

Friday, February 18 at 4:00 p.m. Baseball vs. Eastern Illinois Hattiesburg, Miss.


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