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Volume 95 Issue 42
Destination D.C. Third year graduate student Cody Stockstill and senior Thomas Sowers will depart for Washington D.C. in April as national ﬁnalists for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. Stockstill and Sowers, both Mississippi natives, won the regional competition for scene desgin and sound design, respectively.
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Students grafﬁti their gripes to SGA Mary Margaret Halford Printz Writer
On Tuesday, the Student Government Association became canvases for Graffiti Groan, a program in which students wrote their concerns about Southern Miss on T-shirts worn by SGA members. SGA stood in Shoemaker Square and outside the LAB with white T-shirts and markers for students to voice their opinions, passing out Scantrons to students who participated. SGA President Kasey Mitchell was quite pleased with the turnout of students who brought their concerns to the table. “We went through 300 Scantrons before the day was out,” Mitchell said. “Even after that we
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had students still coming to give their complaints and concerns.” Mitchell added that parking problems were a major criticism throughout the day, and SGA was able to ease the concerns of those students by announcing the opening of the new parking garage, which is entirely designated an “open zone,” after spring break. Also on the list of major concerns were dining hours and designated smoking zones. Emily Murray, a freshman member of SGA, said students responded well to the event, and seemed to enjoy getting the chance to have their voices heard. “The student body was so responsive, and we got some great feedback,” Murray said. “This was an innovative way to get opinions, and it was great.” Sophomore Arielle Edwards thinks that the library should ex-
tend its hours of operation. “I wrote that they should make the hours longer because some people just cannot study in a dorm environment, and I’m sure longer hours would mean grade increases,” Edwards said. “I thought the T-shirt idea was a fun and creative way for people to express their thoughts.” After spring break, SGA will be hosting the event again, in hopes of getting even more feedback. They will then compile a list of the concerns listed most often and begin working to see what can be done to fix things. “We’re looking for ways to reach out to students’ concerns in a way that will be an easy transition,” Mitchell said. “We want everything to be done in a positive manner.” Edwards agrees that SGA did a good job of maintaining a positive attitude during Graffiti Groan.
Sophomore Erin Rhodes, on Left, writes a brief suggestion on the t-shirt of Kasey Mitchell. The SGA members became walking message boards by wearing white t-shirts and allowed students to write their concerns about campus on Tuesday.
“SGA was very supportive and they seek to understand what all the students think about this uni-
versity,” Edwards said. “They want to improve the school so that students have a better experience.”
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3:00 p.m. Mayor DuPree will proclaim March as 2011 Social Work Month in the Hub City Hattiesburg City Hall 4:00 p.m. Career Night Fleming Education Center, Gulf Park campus
4:00 p.m. Ana Cristina Abrantes Recital Marsh Auditorium 7:30 p.m. Cliff Brown Guest Artist Marsh Auditorium
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02-28-11 Fire Alarm College Hall - UPD, Hattiesburg Fire Department and USM Fire Safety responded to an alarm in the basement. There was no fire, smoke was generated from an electrical short. 02-28-11 Medical Assist Cook Library - A student was transported to FGH via AAA ambulance. 02-28-11 Citizen Complaint Hillcrest Lot - A witness reported a vehicleâ€™s door was open. UPD secured the vehicle. 03-01-11 Disturbing the Peace Austin Ave - One campus citation was issued for Noise Violation. 03-01-11 Grand Larceny Nursing Bldg - Staff member reported the theft of a golf cart. 03-01-11 Petit Larceny Payne Center - A student reported a a set of keys that he left laying on the floor were taken. 03-02-11 Disturbance Sorority Village - Harold Fontenot, 18 yoa, W/M, was arrested for Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest. Benjamin Merkel, 21 yoa, W/M, was arrested for Disorderly Conduct and Simple Assault on Police Officer. Ryan Gressett, 20 yoa, W/M, was arrested and charged with Disorderly Conduct-Failure to Comply. Jordan Humphrey, 19 yoa W/M, was arrested and charged with Disorderly Conduct-Failure to Comply and Public Drunk
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Lock your doors: theft increases on campus Joshua Starr Printz Writer USM’s police and judicial administration are coordinating to deal with an increase in certain types of crimes indicated by university police reports. The Dean of Students Office, which receives the police reports daily, noticed an increase in theft of electronics and auto burglaries and began taking proactive measures to curb an increase. Dean of Students Eddie Holloway said his office is coordinating with various university departments to address the issue of crime. “We’ve had conjoined staff meetings with Residence Life, with Greek Life and with Greek housing. We have organized with university police to be more attuned and attentive,” he said. Holloway said he personally wants to alert students of the increase in thefts and to make sure they are aware of acceptable conduct at the university. “The university police reports directly to the Dean of Students Office, and we get all the incident reports each morning. And this
office manages decorum and discipline, and it appears that there’s a need for greater education for student compliance. There has been what appears to be increases in thefts of computers, electronics and/or textbooks. It is my intention as dean of students to give notice that we are intolerant of all that,” he said. USM Police Chief Bob Hopkins said most thefts on campus are crimes of opportunity. “I think compared to last year, this year we did notice a small increase in the numbers of thefts, especially in regards to issues at the residence halls and auto-burglaries. But what we’ve found at those locations is that doors were left unlocked, and window may have been left open. Cars were unlocked; property was left easily seen,” Hopkins said. Hopkins said the university police department is taking actions to reduce the university’s susceptibility to crime. Hopkins said, “It’s easily identifiable by taking reports where the additions [to thefts] are. We’re increasing our presence with more walkthroughs. We’re talking to the RAs about issues they may be having and how we can help. We’re do-
ing a lot of encouraging to people to call us when they have an issue. “The other that we’ve started doing is we’ve reinstituted a program that the residence halls used to do a long, long time ago. It’s called Operation Lockup. And we have a bunch of these door hangers, and if we come by and find a door room that is open and unoccupied, we’ll pull it shut, lock it and put one of these cards on it. We just reinstated [the program] this semester.” Kim Stokes, a junior biology major and resident assistant for Hillcrest Hall, said she is also cautioning residents to be attentive. “A few cars have been broken into at Hillcrest lately, so we’re telling the girls to make sure they’re using the resources on campus. I’m encouraging the residents of Hillcrest to be more cautious and aware of their surroundings,” Stokes said. Holloway said though it is his responsibility to enforce university policies regarding crime, he hopes the consequences of crimes will dissuade students from perpetrating them. “The end result of any of these behaviors results in an action taken in the Dean of Students
Office. In some instances some students are arrested. In almost every instance they appear before the Dean of Students Office. They face the student judicial process –
judicial hearings. They face restitution, they face suspension, they face official probation or they face expulsion,” he said.
News in Brief Hunt Club points the gun at HPD “The shooting was not the result of anything that Remington’s Hunt Club did or did not do, the shooting was caused by Hattiesburg’s inability to control the violent gangs in the city,” representative of the owner of the Hunt Club, G. Wayne Hynum said according to the Hattiesburg American. Hynum said there’s nothing they could’ve done to prevent the shooting early Sunday morning, because a Hattiesburg officer allegedly told a security guard at the club that they were anticipating the shooting. HPD denies that they anticipated gang related violence at the club. Hynum later said he did not aim to scath the Hattiesburg police department, but instead only explained that the club couldn’t
do much to prevent the shooting. Suspect, Ricky Loven Dean 26 of Laurel, still remains at large. Spring break housing alternative Every spring break students in the past had to move out for the duration of the break, but now The Department of Residence Life is giving students the option to stay at Vann hall for $16 a night opening on Friday, March 4 at 5:00 p.m. and closing March 13, 1:00 p.m. Students will be unable to request a private room because there is such a demand and space is limited. Students will also be held responsible for their own food, linens and other necessities. For more information, call Residence Life (601) 266-4783 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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PANDAMONIUM is spreading Mary Margaret Halford Printz Writer When Southern Miss seniors Darren Tynes and Evan Jones helped put on a benefit show for WUSM radio, they had no idea that less than six months later they would be hosting another event with their own production company, PANDAMONIUM PRODUCTIONS. Tynes and Jones are both DJ’s for WUSM, as well as co-founders of Pandamonium Productions. Through their company, they produce events by lining up musical acts and promoting the shows to ensure a good crowd. In November 2010, the two helped out with a WUSM benefit show, and because of its
success, decided to pursue their own production company. “WUSM was really our inspiration,” Tynes said. “We continued to collaborate after the show and decided to continue our work.” Their first event under the production company was at Bennie’s Boom Boom Room in January, and in the words of Tynes, it was “packed out”. “The students here have responded well to our aims at producing unique live music experiences,” Tynes said. On March 19, Pandamonium Productions will be hosting an event at The Thirsty Hippo, featuring artist John Henry and other special guest acts. Being a student, DJ and cofounder of a production company can be time consuming,
but Jones manages to use all his responsibilities to support his events. “Being a student, working at a radio station, going to campus for class and living close by are all beneficial in promoting an event,” Jones said. The main purpose of Pandamonium Productions is to help out the Hattiesburg music scene, and promote good shows. “We are both graduating in May, and are striving to keep the beat alive around the Burg in the meantime,” Jones said. “Pandamonium Productions was a half-baked notion of mine that had an opportunity to become reality,” Tynes said. “I’m really just excited to get good entertainment out to the people who love music.”
Spice up your summer: study abroad Stormy Speaks Printz Writer On Wed., March 2, the Southern Miss Office of International Programs held a general interest meeting for students interested in studying abroad this summer. Among the topics discussed were what programs are offered, how to receive financial aid, and how to apply for programs. Several professors also talked about the individual programs they direct and answered students’ questions. Meredith Breckenridge, an aide in the Office of International Programs who led the
meeting, said that summer programs are perfect for students who may not have time or financial means to study for an entire semester or year. Conveniently, Southern Miss offers a plethora of summer study abroad programs. Although application deadlines for many programs have passed, a number of other programs are currently accepting applications, including French in France, Spanish in Spain or Costa Rica, music or German in Austria, and British Studies. The programs’ durations vary, lasting from ten days to five weeks, and have several educational, cultural, and enjoyable
benefits, all of which are unique. For instance, students who study abroad in Costa Rica will not only take custom-tailored Spanish classes, but also spend a weekend at a secluded beach, visit an active volcano, and zip line through a tropical rainforest, among many other activities. Several other programs have a similar setup: not only will students be focusing on a particular subject, but elements of historical, social, and geographical nature are also present. “Costa Rica has pretty much everything,” said Auxiliadora Arana, an instructor of the Spanish in Costa Rica program. “You’ve got the coastal Pacific
and Atlantic. There’s surfing. We have volcanoes and rivers and mountains. They have everything when it comes to geographic nature.” “For music students, it’s the center of what we do,” said assistant professor of music Edward Hafer of the Music in Austria program. “They can actually experience and live the history rather than learning about it in a classroom or a book. Instead of lecturing about something, I can say, ‘Behold! This is the church where it happened. You’re standing in the room where Beethoven lived.’” “Studying abroad is not just traveling out of the States,” said Patrick Laughlin, a senior in-
ternational business major who studied in France for a semester. “It’s traveling outside your comfort zone. And if you don’t want to do that, then you’re a big wuss.” “Going over there and being there teaches you lessons for a lifetime,” Hafer said. Application deadlines fall between March 4 and May 2. The costs for longer programs range from $3,599 to $5,999, but shorter and less expensive programs are also offered. For a complete list of programs and more information about summer study abroad programs, go to www.usm.edu/ ip or visit International Programs on the fourth floor of the International Center.
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Arts and Entertainment
Adele’s ‘21’: from heartbreak to hope Hannah Jones Printz Writer
Two-time Grammy award winning retro-pop princess Adele Adkins recently debuted her newest chart-topping record “21,” the follow-up album to 2008’s smash hit “19.” While sound-alike contemporary Amy Winehouse lost her marbles, Adele has managed to blossom into one of today’s most talented artists, aptly displaying her maturity and talent in both the inner and outer workings of “21.” Receiving rave reviews from Entertainment Weekly, New York Daily News and Spin magazine, “21” has hit the charts like a bullet, going No. 1 in eight countries and sky-rocketed Adele to superstardom. Although “19” highlighted Adele’s stunning voice and moving lyrics, fans, contemporaries and critics alike had one thought after Adele’s premiere success – can she top it? Drawing inspiration from a breakup that she described as “lifechanging,” Adele’s new album can be characterized as a whirlwind of raw emotion that underlines the complexity of relationships. The New York Post labeled “21” as a “bathtub tears album” based on Adele’s solemn, soulful voice and heartwrenching lyrics that ooze from the record. Much like real-life breakups, “21” has various emotional stages – first anger and resentment, then loneliness and grief, and finally acceptance and hopefulness. Kickstarting the album is “Rolling in the Deep,” a soul-burning, thumping, vengeful, girl-power tune that echoes unsympathetic lyrics: “See how I’ll leave, with every piece of you/ Don’t underestimate the things that I will do./ There a fire starting in my heart/ Reaching a fever pitch and it’s bringing me out the dark.” Claiming that the song was inspired by the music of 50s’ rockabilly queen Wanda Jackson, Adele called “Rolling in the Deep” her “musical equivalent of saying things in the heat of the moment.” Chugging along on the train to Bitter Town, Track 5, “Set Fire to the Rain,” revels mistruths and puts Adele’s vocal range centerstage as she forcefully belts out, “Let it burn.” As the record progresses the tone shifts from bitterness to the next phase – seclusion and sorrow. Adele’s cover of The Cure’s famous tune “Lovesong” morphs the classic into a gritty, alto ballad à la Dusty-Springfield, concluding with the haunting refrain, “I will
always love you.” Another tearjerker is “Don’t You Remember,” an almost plea for a lost love to remember the good ole days as well as Adele’s self-induced Q&A session of what went wrong. “I gave you the space so you could breathe/ I kept my distance so you would be free/ I hope that you find the missing piece/ To bring you back to me./Don’t you remember/ The reason you loved me before/ Please remember me once more.” After bouts of bitterness and pain, “21” enters the final and perhaps most moving stage of the album – hope for the future. The album’s finale suitably displays the album’s depth and maturity in the hopeful yet heart-breaking ballad “Someone Like You.” As Adele bids her beau goodbye, she wishes him the best in his future life, something that most people cannot conjure up the courage to hope for. Adele commented on the album’s concluding song to the New York Post saying, “‘Someone Like You’ is about the most amazing person that’s ever been in my life. It was the most poignant and incredible, devastating relationship I’ve ever had.” From beginning to end, Adele’s newest album sends listeners on a journey through varying degrees of emotion and straight to the heart’s core. Overall, “21” is a compilation of expressive, powerful, genuine observations of the changes life brings and having the strength to face them. More importantly, Miss Adkins offers audiences what most contemporary artists do not – variety, emotion and true talent. After experiencing the power of “21,” one thing can be said – you go girl.
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Your guide to mardi gras. Hannah Jones Printz Writer
“Laissez les bons temps rouler!” This infamous phrase transported from France to New Orleans can be seen plastered all over The Big Easy and shouted from every iron balcony in the 504 from February to March. With Fat Tuesday quickly approaching, students gear up to let the good times roll. Each year, NOLA’s streets are jam-packed with parade-goers hoping to score beads, MoonPies, and, most importantly, a good time. Officially, the parade schedule began Feb. 20, but all is not lost for those who haven’t had a taste of Mardi Gras this season. Krewes will continue to deliver goodies down district streets until the grand finale – Fat Tuesday, March 8. When considering which parade to attend, location is key. Generally St. Charles Avenue or
Canal Street are family-friendly during the day, but when the sun goes down, the French Quarter is where all the Mardi Gras magic ensues. From Saturday until Tuesday, New Orleans and surrounding areas will host roughly
feature “super-krewes” such as Baccus, Endymion and Orpheus. According to MardiGrasGuide. com, within the days leading up to Fat Tuesday there are over 100 floats and roughly 90 marching bands featured in parades
ity, our eccentricity, our neighborhoods, and our joy of living. All at once.” Opportunities to learn about the history, tradition and fundamentals of Mardi Gras are found in various museums and tours right in the heart of New Orleans. NewOrleansOnline also features numerous lists of companies that host Mardi Gras tours and exhibits throughout the city offering “behind-thescenes sneak peeks” to how Mardi Gras is created annually. Originally, Mardi Gras was a French Christian Chris Rose holiday representing “a time of merriment before the penitential days of Lent.” The first official as well as 3,500 krewe members parade was held in The Big Easy throwing over 2 million cups, 3.5 in 1857. Though the exact date million doubloons and 350,000 of Mardi Gras varies from year strands of beads. to year, Fat Tuesday is always 47 Often referred to as “the great- days before Easter. est free show on Earth,” the CresSo now that the ‘how’ has been cent City offers an abundance of answered, who actually heads Mardi Gras activities that don’t this unofficial holiday that Southinclude beads, Bourbon Street or erners so love? Officially, the allthe occasional set of bare breasts. male members of the Rex Krewe Native New Orleanian and au- select an outstanding member of thor Chris Rose said in an in- the community to act as Mardi terview on NewOrleansOnline, Gras royalty and reign over day “Mardi Gras is the love of life. It parades as the King of Carnival. is the harmonic convergence of For seven generations, “Mardi our food, our music, our creativ- Gras-ers” have greeted his royal
Mardi Gras is the love of life. It is the harmonic convergence of our food, our music, our creativity, our eccentricity, our neighborhoods, and our joy of living. All at once.
20 parades anywhere from Uptown to Midtown to the West Bank ranging in times from 10:45 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The most exciting parades happen during the three days prior to and the day of Fat Tuesday, and
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highness on Fat Tuesday’s morning procession – crown, horses and gents included.The krewe’s motto “Pro Bono Publico,” or “for the public good,” echoes Mardi Gras’ community celebration and is featured on doubloons thrown during the morning procession. Aside from massive floats, strings of beads and public drunkenness, the most recognizable aspect of Mardi Gras is the colors. Purple, gold and green adorn wreaths, garlands and floats that decorate the French quarter, but a lesser know fact is what each color represents. According to the Rex Krewe, Rex established Mardi Gras’ official colors in 1857, but their meaning did not follow until years later. Today, purple signifies justice, green represents faith and gold symbolizes power. Though Mardi Gras is a holiday most Eagles are familiar with, here are some tips to keep the good times rollin’. 1. Be prepared. Weather varies greatly during this time of year. Pack a light jacket for chilly night parades and a poncho or umbrella for pesky afternoon showers. 2. Dress comfortably. Standing in the streets of New Orleans all day in six-inch stilettos is not the most practical idea. 3. Stick to what you know. If you are new to New Orleans, stay along the traditional float route, which typically includes St. Charles Avenue and Canal Street. 4. Have fun! Mardi Gras occurs once a year. Whether you are a veteran or a newbie on the Mardi Gras scene, soak in the experience and let the good times roll!
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Students to take the stage in D.C. Michelle Holowach Printz Writer Two award-winning theater students from USM will soon be taking their work to D.C. to display it to professionals around the country. Cody Stockstill, a third year graduate student, and Thomas Sowers, a senior undergraduate student, recently won the Region IV Competition of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, and on April 19 they will travel to D.C. Stockstill won this prestigious honor for his scene design in The Learned Ladies and Sowers for his sound design in Marat/Sade: both productions performed by USM’s theater department last semester. “I was completely shocked,” Stockstill said upon being progressed to the national level. “I didn’t expect it. I was like, ‘Oh you know, they thought I did a pretty set.’ But my response from the respondents was a very positive one, and when they announced it I didn’t even realize that I had won. … I was really, really shocked.” Stockstill is working to earn his Master of Fine Arts in Design and Technology with an emphasis in costume design, and this is his first time to move on to the national competition in Washington, D.C. Sowers, a senior working on his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater Design and Technology with an emphasis is sound and lighting, has not only been a finalist in D.C. before, but also won the national competition overall last year. “It was really exciting,” Sowers said about winning at the regional level. “Especially since I won regionals last year, and got to go to nationals last year and won there, so it’s cool to kind of get to go back and go through all that again and meet a whole new group of designers. The biggest thing about this is that it’s not so much a competition as a way to meet other designers from other schools. … The more you learn about other peoples’ processes, the more that you can hone yours.” Across America only eight finalists in each category are selected as finalists and make it to the national conference in D.C. Stockstill said that he is most excited about meeting all the professional designers and exposing his work to them. “I’ll get to find out their responses to my designs, and what I’m doing right, and what I’m doing wrong, and get advice from them,” he said. If he wins, Stockstill said he would probably be speechless for a couple days. “It would just open up so many doors, and since this is my last year of grad school and college as a whole
my formal education is kind of ending this year… To sort of expose myself on the national level and to get the recognition this competition sort of allows you, it’s a step in the right direction.” The prize for the winner of scenic design is an all expense paid trip to New York, where the award recipient gets to meet a room of leading Broadway designers in high hopes of landing a job with one of them. As a winner for sound design in USM’s production of Hitchcock Blonde last year, Sowers got to take a trip to Connecticut. “Last year I got a chance to go be a sound fellow at the Eugene O’Neill Theater, which is in Waterford, and it’s sort of where new theater is coming from.” Sowers said that he believes that whoever wins overall best sound design at this year’s conference will receive the same prize. “It is a wonderful, wonderful experience,” he said. “To be able to work on those new plays was just incredible.” After attending the national conference last year, he is looking forward to going back and doing it all again. “To be able to work with professional people in the professional pace the Kennedy is a really great experience. And I made friendships there that I still keep in contact with today,” Sowers said. As far as the most rewarding part of working on theater for Sowers, he said that it’s great to get to work on a piece of art that’s not just you. “You’re working with the other designers, the director, and the actors to create something. … It’s a way to get to people, and to talk to people, without having to be so direct if you don’t need to be, you make them
think about things.” Neither Sowers nor Stockstill ever imagined they would be working in theater one day. Sowers thought he would be a physics major, and Stockstill was just trying out something new. “I actually didn’t do theater in high school. I was kind of a science dork – probably the biggest science dork you could possibly imagine,”
Stockstill said. “I got really tired of science all of a sudden, and I went to college and picked a random major. I wanted to do something completely different than science, so I said ‘What’s the complete opposite of science?’ and was like, ‘I’ll do theater!’ And then I fell in love with it. I like building stuff, I like working with my hands and just creating.” Stockstill’s advice for aspiring the-
ater professionals is to know a little bit about the theater design works. “Just expose yourself to as much design and art as you can get out there. ... Know as much as you can about the story telling, not just art story telling but just plain stories. Because if you know more about the stories and the stories that you’re trying to tell as a designer it will come through with what you design.”
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The best bets for your Bonus Bucks Chick-fil-A
Best Bet: The Classic Chickfil-A sandwich While it’s not the healthiest menu selection, it is the cheapest. A meal will run you 5.65. Eight chicken nuggets are the same price, but who really wants their chicken without bread and a pickle?
Printz Writer Admit it. Too many trips to the Powerhouse have you running a little low on bonus bucks. You’re only halfway through the semester. The deadline to replenish your supply of food money (so your parents can continue to buy you milkshakes) is March 4. If your folks don’t love you that much, there are deals to make those last few bonus bucks stretch.
The Bad: 430 Calories / 17g fat (3.5 Saturated) The Good: 30g Protein / 15% daily value of calcium and iron
Best bet: $5 Footlongs Subway’s now famous deal is a pretty good one. It’s a decent selection and pretty healthy to boot, assuming you don’t get too many condiments (like mayonnaise) put on it. If you won’t eat 12-inches of sandwich anyway, just get a six-inch and make it a combo. It’s still $5.
Best Bet: Spicy California Roll I don’t personally eat at the Agora, but it’s probably hard to mess up a California Roll. Printz writer Earvin Hopkins says they’re good without soy sauce, unlike their not-spicy fraternal twin. In that respect, he said, you save on sodium. Lower amounts of sodium in your diet can reduce water retention and help keep your blood pressure low. It’s $5.09 for an eight-piece.
Subway makes its nutrition information no secret, so just look on the glass between you and the “sandwich artist” or on your napkin.
The Bad: 637mg sodium The Good: 361 Calories / 10g protein
Best Bet #1: Shout Out Chicken Tender Po-Boy At $4.95, it’s the cheapest entree on the menu. Take into
Marquese Wheaton uses his student ID to purchase his meal at the Fresh Food Company Tuesday. The Fresh is always reliable as far as price goes, and, with the all-you-can-eat buffet, deﬁnitely takes the cake for most economical.
account, however, that the Powerhouse charges $1 to upgrade your chips to fries. It doesn’t taste all that bad either.
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If you’re looking for value, Starbucks shouldn’t be your first stop. The biggest coffee chain in America didn’t get that way by being cheap. Best Bet #1: Shaken tea They come in green, black and passion. Usually, they’re pretty good. But they have sugar to fix it when they aren’t. They run $2.25 per 24oz.
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The good: The taste? The Bad: Not really, but worth mentioning that it has 130 calories. Best Bet #2: Coffee with milk If you feel the need to sound as fancy as when you order a Caramel Macchiato, just ask for a café au lait. If you get a blank stare, awkwardly order a coffee with milk. The cashier should tell you it costs $3.15 for a venti (that means 20 in Italian.)
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Best Bet #2: Salads If you’re watching your figure, or don’t want chicken, you could try one of the Powerhouse’s many salad options. They mostly come with chicken but it’s not like you really had a problem with that, right? They range in price from $4.95 – $6.25. Protip: Drink water, it saves you $2 a meal.
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A Stone’s Throw
Best Bet: Pizza $5 for a large, with one topping? Sounds familiar, but paying for it with Bonus Bucks is an even better deal than that little Roman emperor has, since it’s tax free. It takes a little while, since the pizza is made to order, so be prepared to wait in the crowded waiting area of the small restaurant. Whose idea were those tables? This is a bit more of a deal, since you can feed a crowd with it. Best Bet #2: Hamburgers If you finish up those midterms and want to treat yourself to something a little more expensive, get a hamburger. They’re not the healthiest option, but they are filling. I suggest the Hawaiian, but get bacon on it instead of ham. These are also made to order, but it wouldn’t be the same any other way. Splurge: Add some fries and a drink for two bucks. This was an article of opinion by Jonathan Andrews, a writer for the Student Printz. Email questions or comments to jonathan. email@example.com.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
The Muslim Brotherhood steps into Egypt scene Federico Herrera Printz Writer
It all began when a police officer in the Egyptian government shot and killed a civilian. Once considered a very violent political group pitted against the United States, the Muslim Brotherhood has since joined others in the protests in Egypt. “The demands at first were based on human rights and after the population realized that they didn’t have a say in the government, the shooting pushed them to become active in the government,” said president of the USM Arab-American Association Mohamed Ismail. “They realized that they wanted to have change in their government and this change caused them to go to the original source of the government
after realizing that the police were what controlled the government.” President Barack Obama made a speech recently and said this about the situation in Egypt, “...and so going forward, we want those young people and we want all Egyptians to know that America will continue to do what we can to support and orderly and genuine transition to democracy, in Egypt.” On Feb. 11, President Hosni Mubarak resigned from his position as Egypt’s national leader. Screams of joy and cheer where heard miles away from Tahihr Square. The Muslim Brotherhood, with some reluctance, joined the protesters in celebration of Mubarak’s resignation. When asked about his view on their hesitation, assistant professor of in the department of philosophy and religion Ben Hardman said, “Their dem-
onstrations were manifestly secular. That’s probably one of the reasons they would hold back and not want to support it. Muslim Brotherhood is basically conservative and conservatives don’t like the idea of anarchy. They’d rather have a conservatively secular structure than a progressive anarchy.” Upon President Mubarak’s
resignation, the Egyptian military was appointed to seize control of Egypt until the citizens had their re-elections. Many were very thankful for this but others were rather worried that they might have the same situation with the military that they did with the police and they were worried that they, again, would have to fight and protest
for their freedom and for democracy. Fulbright Resident Scholar Nagwa Megahed said, “The military actually has been ruling the country from the past 70 years since the revolution in 1952. If it’s not the military running the country in the absence of a national leader, who would lead and support the country?”
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Thursday, March 3, 2011
Funeral protests are not free speech Ashton Pittman Web Editor In the case Snyder v. Phelps, The U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday ruled that the notorious Westboro Baptist Church had a right, under the First Amendment, to stage protests at the funerals of soldiers and others. While it is understandable that the court would want to be careful not to set a precedent that could limit free speech, that does not mean the decision it reached was the correct one. For decades now, the Westboro Baptist Church has preached a doctrine of condemnation and judgment upon the United States. In recent years, the church has made itself infamous by showing up at the funerals of soldiers and victims of high-profile tragedies. Each time they show up, they carry placards that say things like, “God Hates Fags,” “Thank God for Dead Soldiers,” and
“Fags Doom Nations.” In 2006, the church protested at the funeral of Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder, also carrying signs that said things like “Fag Troops,” “Priests Rape Boys,” and “You’re Going to Hell.” Snyder’s father initially won compensation in court for emotional damages, but yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling overturned that in an 8-1 ruling. The court based its ruling on the idea that the church was “highlighting issues of public import,” not specifically targeting Snyder or his family members. Indeed, court precedent tells us that speech relating to issues of public interest “is entitled to special protection.” The court is correct when it says that even Westboro’s most vile denouncements of soldiers, gays, Jews and Catholics are protected under the First Amendment. Westboro could have chosen to express those views at an almost limitless number of venues across the nation, including the Supreme Court itself. Yet the church specifically targeted the funeral of a U.S. soldier, a private citizen, and that’s what makes this case different. In its
Jed Kirschbaum Baltimore Sun MCT Grace Phelps-Roper, 13, of Westboro Baptist, protests near St. John Catholic Church in Westminster, Maryland, March 10, 2006, as Patriot Guard Riders shield those at the funeral of Lance Cpl. Matthew A. Snyder.
ruling in the 1988 case Frisby v. Schultz, the court noted that “even protected speech is not equally permissible in all places and at all times.”
If there is time or place where protected speech should not be equally permissible, one would think that a funeral would be it. Even so, the very basis of the
court’s decision in Snyder is faulty. To say that the church was only espousing its viewpoint on public issues with no intent to
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2010 Faculty Research & Publications The College proudly commends the publication success of our faculty during the 2010 calendar year. Dr. Louis Iglesias “Transatlantic History and American Nationalism in James Fenimore Cooper’s The Red Rover.” The Nautilus: A Maritime Journal of Literature, History, and Culture. Volume 1 (Spring, 2010): 15-30. Peer-reviewed Journal. Dr. Jonathan Barron Issue #19 in Sept. 2010 of The Robert Frost Review, the only peer-reviewed internatinoal scholarly journal devoted to the life and work of Robert Frost. “Robert Frost and a New Tradition” was reprinted in Twentieth Century Literature Criticism. Vol 236 Ed. Larry Trudeau. Gale: Bloomfield Hills MI, 2010. Dr. Maureen Ryan “Snow in Saigon,” in Christmas Memories from Mississippi, (University Press of Mississippi, 2010). Dr. Eric Tribunella Melancholia and Maturation: The Use of Trauma in American Children’s Literature (University of Tennessee Press, 2010) “Children’s Literature and the Child Flâneur,” in Children’s Literature Vol. 38 (2010) Dr. Nicolle Jordan “Eastern Pastoral: ‘Female Fears’ and ‘Savage Foes’ in Montagu’s ‘Constantinople.’” Modern Philology 107.3 (February 2010): 400-20. Dr. Ann Marie Kinnell “Relational Elements of Service-Learning: Common Ground for Faculty, Students, and Community Partners (with Richard Conville) Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship 3 (1): 27-40. T Dr. Steven Venette “We tell people it’s up to them to be prepared”: Public relations practices of local emergency managers. In T. Combs, & S. Malone (Eds.), Handbook of Crisis Communication. New York: Wiley-Blackwell.
Dr. Richard Conville Subrina Cooper, J.D. “The Legal Implications of Social Networking: “Relational Dimensions of To Friend or Not to Friend?” in The Paralegal Service-Learning: Common Ground for Faculty, Students, Educator (Spring 2010 issue). and Community Partners.” Jour“What Paralegal Educators Should be Telling nal of Community Engagement Students About Social Media” in The Parale- and Scholarship, 3, 27-39. “In the Eye of the Beholder: Perspectives on gal Educator. (Spring 2010 issue). Dr. Eura Jung Intermarriage Conversion in Orthodox Christian “Contact Hypothesis. In R. O. Parishes in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.” Religion and Dr. Robert Press Jackson (Ed.), Encyclopedia of American Culture: A Journal of Interpretation 20, “Guided by the Hand of God:” How Liberian Identity. Newbury Park, CA: no. 2 (2010): 233-257. Women Waged Peace To Try to End a Civil Sage. War;” Review of Faith and International Dr. Ben Hardman Affairs (March 2010). “African American Ethnic and “In the Eye of the Beholder: Perspectives on Intermarriage Conversion in Orthodox Christian Dr. Michael Neiberg Class-Based Identities on the Parishes in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.” Religion and Jointly produced the chapter “America Emer- World Wide Web: Moderating American Culture: A Journal of Interpretation 20, gent: The United States in the Great War” the Effects of Self-Perceived with a graduate student. no. 2 (2010): 233-257. Information Seeking/Finding and Web Self-Efficacy.” ComDr. David Holley Dr. Jae-Hwa Shin munication Research, 37(5), “Meaning and Mystery: What It Means to Believe “THINK: Public Relations“ in God” in 2010 (Wiley-Blackwell). 674-702. Dr. Bridget Hayden Dr. Jeanne Gillespie “Impeach the Traitors: Citizen“Treating God’s Existence As An Explanatory “Malinche: A Woman? Fleshing Out the Hypothesis” in American Philosophical Quarterly ship, Sovereignty and Nation Foundational Fictions of the Conquest of (Vol. 47, Nov. 4, October 2010). in Immigration Control Activism Mexico.” in the United States.” Social “The Fetal Position: A Rational Approach to the Christopher Miles Semiotics 20 (2): 155-174. Abortion Issue” (Prometheus Books, 2010). “Discoursive Power and the New Labor “The Hand of God: CapitalForce: The Metamorphosis of a Speech ism, Inequality, and Moral Dr. Paula Smithka Community.” Co-edited a book with Courtland Lewis called Dr. Wendy Atkins-Sayre Geographies after Katrina.” Anthropological Quarterly 83 “Doctor Who and Philosophy: Bigger on the “Articulating Identity: People for the Ethical (1): 171-198. Inside” (Chicago: Open Court Press, 2010). Treatment of Animals and the Animal/Human Divide. Western Journal of CommunicaDr. Robert J. Pauly tion, 74(3), 309-328. “The Ashgate Research Companion to U.S. Foreign Policy.” “Protection from “Animal Rights Lunatics”: Dr. Andrew Wiest The Center for Consumer Freedom and AniNew co-edited volume of “America and the mal Rights Rhetoric.” In G. Goodall & J. E. Vietam War: Re-Examining the Culture and HisBlack (Eds.), Arguments About Animals (pp. tory of a Generation” 147-162). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
Dr. Amy Slagle Forthcoming book called “Orthodoxy in the Spiritual Marketplace: Modern American Conversions to the Eastern Orthodox Church.” (Dekalb, IL: Northern Illinois University Press, forthcoming fall 2011).
Thursday, March 3, 2011 (Continued from 10) target Snyder or his family seems naïve. As Justice Alito wrote in his lone dissent, “A reasonable person would have assumed that there was a connection between the message on the placards and the deceased.” In fact, the church made that very clear on multiple occasions. Prior to picketing Snyder’s funeral, Westboro issued a press release stating its intent “to picket the funeral of Lance Cpl. Matthew A. Snyder.” It charged that he was now in hell and that “God Almighty killed Lance Cpl. Snyder. ... He died in shame, not honor – for a fag nation cursed by God.” Later, on its website, the church chastised Snyder’s parents for
having “raised their son for the tion to themselves. In the process, devil.” they turned what was meant to be “Albert and Julie ripped that a solemn ceremony into a media body apart and taught Matthew to circus. defy his Creator, to divorce, and That sort of behavior should to commit adultery,” they wrote. not be allowed in a decent, civi“They taught him to support the lized society. No, the court should largest pedophile machine in the not have taken away their right to history of the entire world, the say reprehensible things. But the Roman Catholic monstrosity.” court could have issued a narTheir words make it clear that it row ruling – one that restricted is no coincidence that the church protests at the funerals of private decided to use Snyder’s funeral to citizens without diminishing free broadcast its reprehensible views speech protections. of soldiers and Catholics. But this time, the Supreme Yes, the views expressed were Court got it wrong. related to issues of public con- This was an article of opinion by cern. But in order to do so, West- Ashton Pittman, a writer for The boro exploited a fallen soldier’s Student Printz. Email questions family and wielded their sorrow or comments to ashton.pittman@ as a vehicle to draw media atten-T:7.71”eagles.usm.edu.
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Thursday, March 3, 2011
Eagles and fans suffer heartbreaking loss Travis Thornell Sports Editor Same song, different verse for the Southern Miss Golden Eagles as they dropped another loss to the Alabama-Birmingham Blazers, 67-66, on Senior Day. A late second three by UAB’s Preston Purifoy sealed the fate of the Golden Eagles and gave the Blazers the Conference-USA regular season championship. Purifoy sunk the clutch three-pointer with five seconds left on the clock and stunned the crowd of black and gold supporters. Senior forward Gary Flowers, who had 16 points and 11 rebounds, had a hand in his face. “(Purifoy) had the shooter’s touch, and it rolled in. I thought I had tipped it,” Flowers said. The high arcing shot from the wing looked like a rainbow with gold at the end for the Blazers (21-7, 11-4 C-USA). The Golden Eagles (21-8, 9-6) have become all too familiar to the last second buzz beaters. Southern Miss has been on the losing end of now three clutch shots by their opponents, including Memphis’ 76-75 in January and UCF’s stunner last Saturday, 65-64. The game was a classic with arguably the best two teams squaring off in Hattiesburg. The Golden Eagles looked to ride the rowdy crowd to regain first place. A thunderous dunk by Flowers and an amazing drive by guard R.L. Horton
should have been able to stop the Blazers from making a rally but not on this night. UAB was spearheaded by all-star guards who took over the game. Jamarr Sanders and Aaron Johnson seemed to be in the right place every time. Sanders, who was held scoreless in the second half, exploded with 18 points and candidate for conference player of the year Johnson dished out 14 assists with seven points. The Blazers beat the Golden Eagles at their own game and won the rebounding war. UAB had 11 more total rebounds and an astounding 12 more offensive rebounds. Coupled with the 57 percent field goal percentage in the second half, it was too much for the Golden Eagles to overcome, and Purifoy’s shot was a dagger to Southern Miss’s hopes of victory. “I told them that Sanders doesn’t have a point in the first half and he’s the best two-guard in the lead,” said Coach Larry Eustachy. “He had 18 and we couldn’t stop him. They are the best team in the league. They got 18 offensive rebounds and shot over 50 percent in the second half. How can you beat somebody of that caliber? They have the best two guards in the league and we didn’t have an answer for them.” Even though the Golden Eagles have dropped three tough games, they understand that they were plays away from a conference championship. “ We were one play away from being champions. One stop, one
rebound away from winning. I couldn’t stop Sanders at the end. I gave him too many easy shots,” said forward Sai’Quon Stone, a fan favorite who finished off his career at home for the Golden Eagles. Southern Miss will look to
bounce back from two humbling losses and get back on the right track to end the season against Tulsa on the road this Saturday at 7 p.m. The Golden Eagles will fight for the conference tournament starting next Wednesday in El Paso at the
conference tournament. With the likelihood of an at-large spot in the NCAA tournament spoiled, Southern Miss can grab Conference-USA automatic bid with winning the conference championship title.
Women’s track and ﬁeld team makes Top 25 USM reaches its first top 25 ranking in school history, as the Southern Miss Women’s track and field team makes the number 23 spot in the Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
Coach Kevin Stephen remarks on the team. Stephen said, “I am extremely proud of our top 25 ranking, our jumpers are definitely leading the way.” Eli Baylis/Printz
Southern Miss guard LaShay Page charges the UAB defense on Wednesday.
Men’s Basketball at Tulsa Day: Saturday, March 5 Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma Time: 7:00 p.m. Overall record: 17-12, C-USA: 10-5
Tulsa’s last 5 games: 2/16 vs. ECU 2/19 @ SMU 2/23 @ Marshall 2/26 vs. Tulane 3/02 @ Rice
W, 86-67 W, 74-66 L,79-61 W, 66-59 W, 67-57
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M. Basketball: 3/2 vs. UAB W. Basketball 2/27 vs UCF Baseball: 3/02 @ Alabama W. Tennis: 2/27 vs. Lamar Softball: 3/02 vs. Ole Miss
L, 67-66 L, 72-65 W, 10-6 L, 4-3 W, 5-4 (8 inn)
Southern Miss Sports: Upcoming Games Thursday, March 3 at 6:00 p.m. Women’s Basketball @ Marshall Huntington, W. Va
Friday, March 4 at 11:00 a.m. Softball vs. Stanford Fullerton, Calif.
Friday, March 4 at 2:00 p.m. Women’s Tennis vs. Louisiana-Lafayette Hattiesburg, Miss
Saturday, March 5 at 2:00 p.m. Baseball vs. Louisiana-Lafayette Hattiesburg, Miss.
Friday, March 4 at 6:00 p.m. Baseball vs. Louisiana-Lafayette Hattiesburg, Miss.
Saturday, March 5 at 7:00 p.m. Men’s Basketball @ Tulsa Tulsa, Oklahoma