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Volume 95 Issue 52


Hattiesburg raises funds for Japan

Smokey Joe’s opens

Hannah Jones Printz Writer

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Controversial exhibit opens tonight Special to The Printz

“Passing the Torch: Documenting the 21st Century Ku Klux Klan,” an exhibit of photographs by Southern Miss graduate James Edward Bates, will appear April 18 to May 30 at Cook Library. The campus community is invited to the opening at 7 p.m. tonight. Bates, who was inducted into the Southern Miss School of Mass Communication and Journalism Hall of Fame in November of 2010, has been pursing the project for more than 13 years. “Many people believe the KKK has died off, or that it’s a relic from the 1960s,” Bates said. “But it exists


in the 21st Century, and I think it’s important that people have the opportunity to see the photos and to talk about what they mean.” Bates will speak to students in classes from a variety of disciplines while the exhibit is on display. “The exhibit represents an excellent opportunity for the community to address difficult issues,” said Curtis Austin, professor of history and the director of the Center for Black Studies, one of several offices on campus that is sponsoring the ex-

hibit. Austin will moderate the discussion at tonight’s opening. “The fact that the KKK and other hate groups continue to exist in America is obviously very disturbing, and the need to discuss these issues remains as important as ever,” Austin said. The exhibit is also sponsored by the School of Mass Communication and Journalism, University Libraries, the College of Arts and Letters, the Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage, and the depart-

ments of anthropology and sociology, communication studies, history, political science and international development and affairs. Bates has exhibited the work in England, France and Scotland, but never in the United States. “Obviously, this is a sensitive subject, and I’ve run into plenty of resistance from editors and gallery owners who aren’t exactly eager to pursue this project,” Bates said. “I’m pleased that my alma mater has agreed to put on the exhibit.” The exhibit will be in Cook Library Room 105-A, next to Starbuck’s. It is free and open to the public and can be viewed MondayThursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.




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The recent series of disasters that devastated Japan last month have galvanized communities all over the world in an effort to lend a helping hand, and USM is no exception. The university community has helped organize two charity events spanning over two days: Jam for Japan, which took place Wednesday night in the Freshmen Quad, and Rockin’ for the Rising Sun, taking place tonight at the Saenger Theatre. The philanthropical benefit concert, hosted by Hub City Music and USM’s own record label, South City Records, will host an array of artists including local favorites John Henry and Mississippi Shakedown along with other bands such as The Press, Jaz featuring 7422, The Narwhals and Travelogue for Exiles. South City Records representative Demi Pritchard hopes that Rockin’ For the Rising Sun will not only benefit Japan, but also keep concertgoers’ toes tappin’. “Hosting this event shows that we (South City Records) care about spreading positivity and other’s benefits, not just our own,” Pritchard said. “This event will be epic – all different types of people, a diverse musical lineup, a good atmosphere, all going to a great cause. It’s going to be the talk of the city for quite some time!” Tickets for Rockin’ For The Rising Sun will be available for five dollars at the door with the show starting at 7:30 p.m. Numerous campus and offcampus affiliates converged to host Project Japan: Jam for Japan to benefit disaster relief efforts Wednesday night. Residence Life Coordinator Adam Swanson, with the aid of Wil-

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Old frat houses may get new faces Tierra Clemmons Printz Writer Fraternity Row may be getting a facelift. Whether the houses will be completely rebuilt or simply renovated is still in question, but a committee has been formed to focus on the project. Currently, the committee’s main concern is accumulating funding. “We have been researching how fraternity houses at other universities have been built such as West Georgia and Troy, etc.,” said committee member and Director of the Office of Conference and Fraternity Housing Operations Gary Kimble. “As of now, we are only in the be-

ginning stages with ideas to see how this project could be successful.” The Blue Ribbon Committee began meeting in November and hopes to see changes made in about four or five years. The committee members include Kimble, Associate Vice President for Auxiliaries Sid Gonsoulin, members of Greek Life staff, fraternity alumni and representatives from each USM fraternity on campus. The team’s goal is to create a new Fraternity Row that will be financially affordable to develop, operate and occupy. In the fall of 2007, Sorority Row, also known as The Village, was added to USM’s campus and is one example of how the projected plan

for the rebuilding of fraternity row might go. Andrew Brown, a member of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, shared his thoughts on the plan. “Of course, Pi Kappa Phi does not have a house on the row as we are the newest chapter on campus. It has been a goal as long as I can remember to build a house on the row, so it is very exciting to begin a real discussion about a new house.” Brown said that the house plans will have more rooms and will allow more members the opportunity to live together. “I think all fraternity houses help new and old members really feel a sense of brotherhood when they come home.” Brown said. “Many

houses on the row are over 40 years old, so it is time for an update.” All Interfraternity Council chapters currently have housing on campus but this plan also considers housing for National Pan-Hellenic Council fraternities as well, who currently don’t have houses. “Although, it would be a nice asset to the chapter, it would be a huge financial burden with my chapter and probably any other NPHC fraternity with no current on-campus housing,” said Jevorius Prince, the president of USM’s Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. “We only have around 10 to 15 active members in the chapter at a time, and new membership intake isn’t promised every year, so paying for a house

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bur resident assistants, developed the idea for the charity event during a weekly staff meeting. “We unanimously decided that we wanted to put on a program to help support those in Japan,” Swanson said. “We decided to submit a proposal to Student Activities to put on this event, where all funds would benefit Japan through two, non-profit organizations that we are sponsoring.” Although there were no formal ticket sales, arm bands were sold, giving attendees access to refreshments provided by Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers and USM’s Eagle Dining while other monetary contributions were made from games, t-shirt sales, and student donations.

every semester would force us to make drastic financial decisions. If we were granted a house on campus, a serious plan of action for income would have to be in effect.” Fraternities are excited for this new plan, but along with financial issues and membership intake, the thought of losing an old home may be bittersweet amongst most chapters. “We are deeply tied to our current houses,” Brown said. “They are houses with many years of tradition, and leaving those houses, or having them demolished, stings a little when you think about it.” Kimble said that some houses on fraternity row are over 60 years old and are beyond the call of repair.

Senior English major Candice Caponis described the program as both “inspiring” and “heart-felt.” “Events that are held like Jam for Japan make me proud to attend Southern Miss,” Caponis said. “It really shows what kind of standards we set for ourselves and our willingness to engage in world issues and help others in need.” Swanson further expressed the effectiveness of the charitable program and encouraged students to continue to offer support. “The number one goal is to promote awareness, and the second is to raise money for the cause,” Swanson said. “You can either sit and do nothing or you can take action and be proactive.”

News in Brief Greeks host football game The men of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity are hosting their annual Charity Bowl philanthropy event on April 19 at 5

p.m. Pi Kapp Alpha will play Sigma Alpha Epsilon in the game which will be played at M.M. Roberts Stadium. The proceeds from the philanthropy benefit the Hattiesburg Civitan Camp.


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Behind the lens of the KKK exhibit Justin Mitchell Printz Writer Photographer James Edward Bates unveiled his controversial photo exhibit documenting cultural traditions of the Ku Klux Klan to Mass Communication and Journalism students on Monday. Passing the Torch: Documenting the 21st Century Ku Klux Klan allows students to view provocative and enraging photos that Bates has captured over the past 13 years. Each picture contains a caption that includes the city and state of the picture, the date the picture was taken, and a des cription of what the picture entails. Along with the p i c t u re s , the exhibit displays an adult robe and a child’s robe, historical books and patches that add to the exhibit’s chilling illustration that the Ku Klux Klan is still alive and active in society today. Bates explained his most controversial picture in his collection is one that shows a child playing in a tree where an African-American doll is hanging in a noose. Even though Bates was given permission to publicize the picture including a caption containing the child’s name and hometown, the child’s parents became outraged and demanded the photo be removed from his collection. Bates collaborated and agreed to take out the child’s last name and hometown, and the photo receives

praise from publications around the world. The pictures range from photos of Klansmen building a giant cross for burning to a child participating in his first torch lighting ceremony. The robes inside glass casing add tangibility to the exhibit, and a case full of books, patches, and stickers produced feelings of anger among some students. One of the stickers illustrated a white man urinating on a black man with the phrase “Affirmative Action” across the top of the sticker. Bates also presented a video slideshow of images, video recordings, and sounds from actual Ku Klux K l a n meetings that he has attended. One of the most chilling images displayed on the slideshow is a video of a child telling another child not to run inside the middle of the circle during a torch ceremony. Bates, a 1995 USM graduate, then led a thought provoking question and answer session where students asked questions that had piqued their interests throughout the presentation. Bates said that his exhibit is significant because it brings attention to issues of racism that are still alive today. “The exhibit allows people to have the opportunity to have their emotions touched,” he explained. Bates hopes that discussion and meaningful thought come about from his exhibit. As a USM alumnus, Bates is

The exhibit will be on display in Cook Library from April 18 until May 30.

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lishers and gallery owners that his work is “too sensitive to present.” Bates believes that the KKK and images are representative of deeper race issues throughout the country. “This exhibit generates negative reactions from those who don’t take time to fully understand it,” Bates said.

Bates hopes that students who attended the presentation have greater insight on the exhibit than those who chose not to attend. Students who attended the exhibit’s pre-opening stressed the importance of other students viewing the photo collection. Kacie Bailey is a junior news-editorial journalism major and feels that this exhibit is very important. “It’s a present-day story about something we think lives in the past,” Bailey said. Bailey complimented Bates’ use of descriptive images and was impressed and shocked that he has traveled so extensively for contribution to his collection. “You don’t perceive it as being widespread,” Bailey said. Junior broadcast journalism major Yasmine Coleman got more out of the exhibit than she thought it would. “It was very educational and thought provoking,” Coleman said. “I think the exhibit will be very successful. People need to open their minds and go see the exhibit to fully understand it.” Coleman said she would recommend the photo exhibit to others. Bates’ exhibit opens to the public on Monday, April 18 and will be on USM’s campus until May 30 with the date being subject to change. Bates hopes that his exhibit at USM will be a catalyst for future showings in the country.

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Clapping in the café: Smokey Joe’s opens Michelle Holowach Printz Writer It’s time to kick off the shoes, sit back and relax for a night of pure entertainment as Smokey Joe’s Café comes to the stage at Southern Miss Thursday night. Well, it’s time to sit back if you can actually stay in your seat, that is. You may want to get up and start singing, dancing and clapping along with the cast. Smokey Joe’s Café, a musical review based on the rock and roll music of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, is full of songs at the heart of rock and roll that are sure to have everyone swaying in their seats. USM’s production features 11 cast members who will serenade their audiences from start to finish. “It’s lots of fun,” said Robin Carr, associate professor of voice and acting and director of the play. “I’d call it pure entertainment ... people will just be enjoying it, tapping their feet, clapping along and laughing – there’s audience interaction. It’s a nice way, I think, to end the season.” Featuring well known songs from the 50s and 60s, Smokey Joe’s is closing out Southern Miss’ theater season with a light heart and a

cheery smile. “I have to say every night I leave in a really good mood,” Carr said. “It’s nice to do something fun. ... It’s just been an enjoyable experience as a director. It really is completely universal. It does not matter how old or young you are. Students, undergraduates, graduates and the older community I think will really enjoy it. “I think people are going to want to see this more than once,”

Joe’s cast, said that the message he gets from this play is pure entertainment. “I think this is a really stressful time for students,” Hayes said. “And it’s just so fun and enjoyable, and it’s kind of like taking a night off. ... It’s not like you have to sit there and think the whole time; it’s just like taking the night off to relax and enjoy entertainment.” The small cast has been working hard since Valentine’s Day, and they are eager for the university to see the culmination of their efforts as it unfolds on the stage throughout the next two weeks. “I’m really looking forward to seeing how the audience reacts,” said Chris Cole, graduate student and lighting director for the play. “It’s going to be interesting to see if they’re sitting down, tapping their feet or if they’re going to be up and snapping and clapping by the end. That’s kind of what I’m hoping for – that they’re up and boogying by the end of the show.” The cast is mostly comprised of undergraduates, and they hope that everyone comes out to support them. “I think it’s important to come see the play because you’re supporting your fellow students,” said Nikisha Williams, a senior vocal performance major. “I feel like people support the football team, people support other activities; I mean we’re just as much a part of the university as everyone else. I think it’s important for people to just come down and see what their friends are doing.”

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April 14-17, 19, 21 at 7:30 p.m. April 17 at 2 p.m. Carr added. “They’ll just keep going back.” There are many things that make this show unique, one of them being that there will be audience interaction, but, best of all, audience members will be allowed to bring food into the performing space. Cupcakes and cookies will be sold at the production and allowed inside the theater. Darren Hayes, a junior theater major and member of the Smokey

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supported version of the popu- “Friday” video on YouTube, lar gadget. playing Angry Birds, watching That’s right – they didn’t change television or reading The Student the product at all; they just included Printz (tell your friends!) there ads and dropped the price by $25. are advertisements for products For that $25 savings, anyone and services everywhere. who purchases the device from A $25 savings on a product for Best Buy, Target or Amazon’s having to endure a few more sales online store will have unavoid- pitches is sort of a drop in the able ads placed “on the bottom bucket from both the consumer of the device’s home page and and retailer’s point of view. on its screen savers.” The implications for the fuIn the short term, the change ture of gadgets and advertising isn’t all that significant. We’re are the really important part of no strangers to advertisements.T:7.71” this particular equation. The Whether we’re looking up that platform that Amazon will use

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To those who think faculty/staff should not park in parking garage, we pay $140 per year to park on this campus as well. Most of these faculty/ staff are here for the students to receive an excellent education. You complain about there being so many faculty/staff parking yet at the beginning of the semester before tickets are given, many of us have to park on opposite end of the campus and walk a mile to get to work. WE the faculty/staff paid too … not all funding comes from student fees. So stop the complaining and let’s just get along please. Hey Southern Miss, building a parking garage is great, but building the New COB building next to the Trent Lott Center aka the gravel parking lot does not solve our lack of parking! Happy birthday... My precious. Yay, Lord of the Rings = life.

Our response to your response Lately, things have become a little more controversial than usual around here. And this year, with the addition of the Student Shout-outs and increase in general readership, we’ve gotten much more feedback from you than ever before. Some of that feedback has recently become pretty critical of the editorial decisions we’ve made. We’ve mostly caught heat for our KKK article and pictures, but also for the opinion series on Rev. Wright’s appearance at Shady Grove. And we love it. While we didn’t agree with many of the opinions, and felt some were based on ignorance rather than facts, we were so grateful for your interest and willingness to share your perspective. And therefore, we want to clarify the Editorial Board’s position on these issues so that we can keep an open discussion through our paper. First, the opinion series, written by Ashton Pittman, was just

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that: a student’s opinion of the proceedings at Shady Grove. The expression of his views were not intended to represent our organization of a whole, but we support him as a writer. Because he did not libel Rev. Wright or make any false accusations, his article can be taken as an honest and subjective perspective on the event. We have printed a response letter and encourage more from those of you who have also had a firsthand encounter with Rev. Wright. As for the spread on the current photo exhibit in Cook Library, we got some surprising comments the day of that issue. They ranged from questions like, “Why is The Printz supporting the KKK?” to accusations of encouraging violence and being insensitive. We were even told all black families would pull their students out of Southern Miss over such coverage. But it did concern us that the article was misinterpreted (or un-

read) by those who criticized it. For the record, The Student Printz does not support the KKK or any hate group. But if you read the article, Jamie Bates, the photographer of the exhibit, doesn’t seem to either. We felt his story deserved front page attention for two reasons. First, he is a graduate of USM and this is the first time his photos will be displayed in the United States. (He has already received acclaim for the collection in Europe.) The dedication he displayed in creating this project – 13 years worth – is something worth celebrating in itself. But what he’s shown us through his striking black and white images is even more critical. Hattiesburg is a relatively cosmopolitan town for this part of Mississippi. And living on the oasis of our university, we’re even more removed from the grittier parts of our state. We don’t experience the kind of racial tension

that is still very present around our island of progression. Bates’ exhibit serves as a powerful reminder that we aren’t far from hate, in terms of miles or years. It calls us to recognize it rather than continue our delusion of detachment. Students told us we created fear on campus with the size of the images we printed. This very reaction should tell us how much we need an exhibit like this – once we can see these pictures and feel not fear, but only sadness for those who lived through it, we’ll know we’re moving past it. Instead of allowing these photos to fly by under the radar, unseen and misapprehended, we wanted to give it the publicity it deserved. We have no apologies for our decisions on running the article or the photos, and we encourage each student to read the article and view the exhibit before writing a response. We look forward to them.

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Players vie for QB backup position Spring game showed mixed results

Travis Thornell Sports Editor Southern Miss fans have grown to appreciate the importance of depth at a position to a college football team. The plentiful depth at running back will not be the issue, but the lack of experience in those backing starter Austin Davis might be. With the graduation of Martevious Young, the void left as behind Davis has turned into one of the most competitive position battles between sophomore Chris Campbell and freshman Arsenio Favor. Young showed the importance

of having a well capable No. 2 quarterback as he led the Golden Eagles to the New Orleans Bowl in 2009 after Davis went down with a foot injury in the fifth game of the season. The team did not miss a beat with Young at the helm, and his leaving could have a major impact on the 2011 season. While Davis looked like he was back in 100 percent form this past season and appeared very comfortable during the spring game, it is the rest of the depth chart that has fans worried. Campbell and Favor had stellar high school careers but have not had any experience under center in college. Both took snaps as the Gold Team

quarterback and had somewhat mixed results. Campbell, a pocket passer, has played in the last two spring games and was 9 for 14 with 105 yards and one touchdown in Saturday’s game. The sophomore appeared to take the lead with his performance to be the No. 2 man for Larry Fedora’s offense. “Overall this spring, I went out each day trying to get better at a certain thing, and I felt like I did that. I feel very confident going into this summer and look forward to next season. I worked hard this spring, studied extra film, extra practice and tried to be the first one there and last to leave. I hope I

did make the statement (for the backup quarterback),” Campbell said. Favor, on the other hand, was a dual threat in high school by throwing for over 3,000 yards and running for almost 800 yards. During the scrimmages over the spring, Favor showed off his arm by throwing three touchdowns at Pearl and running for two scores in Biloxi. In the spring game, Favor was rattled by Corderro Law and the rest of the Black Team’s defensive line for three sacks and passed for only 42 yards on seven completions on 13 attempts. Coach Larry Fedora talked about Favor during the spring game. “Arsenio had a couple series where I think that he is concen-

trating so hard on what he’s doing, that he forgets to communicate to the offensive line. He is just so focused in on what he is trying to do and the game is still moving fast for him. As he gets more experience, the game will slow down.” Davis was confident in his younger counterparts from their performances on Saturday. “I felt they played well from what I could see. We will watch film together and Coach (Blake) Anderson, even though he called the plays for the Black Team, will work with them on their mistakes.” The Golden Eagles will open up summer camp on June 1.

Sports in Brief Softball team wins against Nicholls State

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Senior right hand pitcher Todd McInnis tests out the new Jimmy Buffett inspired jerseys for “Parrothead Night and the Pete” this Friday. The Golden Eagles will face the University of New Orleans Privateers. Student versions of the jerseys are available for purchase at Barnes and Noble and Campus Book Mart. The event is co-sponsored by the Southern Miss Alumni Association and the Athletic Department.

Baseball vs. New Orleans Day: Friday Location: Pete Taylor Park Time: 6:00 p.m. Overall record: 3-19

Ole Miss’s Last Five Games: 4/03 @ San Diego 4/06 @ Nicholls State 4/09 @ Alabama A&M 4/09 @ Alabama A&M 4/10 @ Alabama A&M

W, 5-0 W, 18-0 W, 18-0 W, 18-0 W, 18-0

Southern Miss Box Score

Baseball: 4/12 vs. Ole Miss

W, 8-6 (12)

M. Tennis: 4/10 @ ULL

L, 6-1

W. Tennis: 4/09 vs. UTEP 4/10 @ Memphis

W, 6-0 L, 5-1

Softball: 4/13 @ Nicholls State

W, 6-3

The Southern Miss softball team collected 11 hits in snapping a three-game losing streak with a 6-3 win over Nicholls State at the Colonel Softball Complex Wednesday. The win also gives the Golden Eagles their first road victory of the season. Lilly led the Golden Eagles at the plate with a 3-for-3 performances followed by Hill and Takeda with two hits apiece. Ramos (2-8) earned the win for the Golden Eagles, surrendering two runs on seven hits with two strikeouts while Carlee Winkleman (2-9) got the loss as she allowed four runs on six hits with one strikeout. Southern Miss returns home to host UTEP in a three-game C-USA series, April 16-17, at the USM Softball Complex. Saturday’s doubleheader is set for a 1 p.m., start with Sunday’s single game at 12 p.m.

USM hosts “Bark at the Park” Saturday’s baseball game with the University of New Orleans has been designated BancorpSouth’s “Bark at the Park Day” and will benefit the Southern Pines Animal Shelter as well as the Spay/Neuter Clinic as fans will have a chance to donate to the organization. On the north side of Reed Green Coliseum, a tent will be setup to make donations to the Southern Pines Animal Shelter and the first 100 fans to donate $5 will receive a free hot dog voucher for that day’s game against the Privateers. Also, BancorpSouth will donate $20 for every strikeout that Southern Miss records over the Privateers. Game time is set for 2 p.m. Please note that pets are not allowed inside Pete Taylor Park/Hill Denson Field.

Southern Miss Sports: Upcoming Games Thursday, April 14 at 2:00 Women’s Tennis @ Tulane New Orleans, La.

Saturday, April 16 at 2:00 Baseball vs. New Orleans Hattiesburg, Miss.

Friday, April 15 at 6:00 Baseball vs. New Orleans Hattiesburg, Miss.

Sunday, April 17 at 12:00 p.m. Softball vs. UTEP Hattiesburg, Miss.

Saturday, April 16 at 1:00 Softball vs. UTEP Hattiesburg, Miss.

Sunday, April 17 at 1:00 Baseball vs. UNO Hattiesburg, Miss.