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September 29, 2011

Volume 96 Issue 11


Nugget hopes to soar once more Tyler Hill Printz Writer The Southern Miss Student Government Association recently announced plans to restore the live eagle mascot to the university’s campus. Last week, members of the Senate proposed an idea to bring the eagle back after many requests from the student body. Unbeknownst to many, Southern Miss has once had not one, but two live eagles.

Jeffery McClendon, SGA Vice President, said students support the idea of a new eagle. “When I launched my campaign, I asked the student body, ‘What would you like to see done?’” McClendon said. “An overwhelming amount of students talked about the eagle.” McClendon said he believes getting a live eagle back will help recruitment, student enrollment numbers and football attendance. Getting permission for another eagle will not be easy,

however. Southern Miss will have to drastically improve the conditions to avoid another incident like the one that caused the death of the previous eagle. Austin Gilbert, senator at large, said they are looking for a partnership to help with the eagle. “We will be looking to partner with the Hattiesburg Zoo to help take care of it,” Gilbert said. “I think it will benefit both the university and the community.” “This is not going to be

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Lauren Mottley, a sophomore criminal justice major and member of the Air Force ROTC, participates in a disposal ceremony of the American flag.


Greeks grant girl’s Make-A-Wish Mary Margaret Halford Executive Editor

Courtesy of Chi Omega

Chi Omegas lined the sidewalk in front of Best Buy Wednesday to welcome 15-year-old DeDe Pugh. DeDe wished to go shopping through the Make-A-Wish Foundation and had her wish granted by USM Chi Omegas.




Wednesday, a group of Chi Omegas gathered in the Village, then at Game Stop, then at Best Buy; grabbed lunch at LongHorn Steakhouse; and ended the tour by taking a trip to Turtle Creek Mall. The reason for the journey across Hattiesburg was not just a random day of fun, however. The women were granting the wish of 15-year-old DeDe Pugh. DeDe, a junior at Taylorsville High School in Taylorsville, Miss., wished to go shopping, and the Southern Miss Chi Omegas were more than willing to help her out. “We grant a wish or two every year after we raise money from Songfest,” said senior Mary Lois Hanna. “It boosts us up and makes us want to raise more

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money at the next Songfest.” The Make-A-Wish Foundation is Chi Omega’s philanthropy, and each winter the chapter at Southern Miss raises money through a Christmas caroling event called Songfest. Make-A-Wish was founded in 1980 to serve children with life-threatening illnesses, and Chi Omega announced a partnership with the foundation in 2002. Writing a check is not the only way Chi Omega participates with their philanthropy, however. The women are actively involved with Make-AWish, engaging in granting wishes in person like they did with DeDe. “To witness it firsthand is always a pleasure because we get to see a smile on their face and


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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Mark Your Planner 29 30 1 2 3 8 a.m. SGA Homecoming Run Off Elections Library, LAB Lobby and TCC Lobby, Century Park/ Outside of Learning Center 3 p.m. France Honors French Instructor and WWII Veterans TCC Ballrooms II and III 6:30 p.m. Episcopal Church Movie Night R.C.’s Lounge 7 p.m. COGIC Fellowship Bible Study TCC 216

11 a.m. Rugby Club Recruitment TCC Lobby 1 p.m. Red Cross Council Meeting HUB Gold Conference Room 7 p.m. Friday Night at the Founitan Centennial Lawn

4 p.m. WUSM Concert Series featuring Heritage Centennial Green

4 p.m. Generation 620 Executive Team Meeting TCC 228

7 p.m. USM v.s. Rice The Rock

6 p.m. Picture Perfect Models Practice Union Hall of Honors 6 p.m. Wellness Ambassadors TIPS Training Student Activities HUB

11 a.m. Rugby Club Recruitment TCC Lobby 11 a.m. 2nd Annual Rocking for Ronald Penny Drop TCC Lobby 8:15 p.m. Campus Crusade for Christ Monthly Meeting TCC 218

7 p.m. Miss USM Pageant Rehearsals Union Room B

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eagle, from 1 something that will happen within the year. It will probably be longer,” McClendon said. “We will have some opposition, so I’m hopeful we can get the eagle back in the next three to five years.” In 1972, USM’s mascot, Seymour d’Campus, was chosen and became a prominent feature at the university. Nearly a decade later, the Alumni Association decided to conduct a search for a live Golden Eagle, and in August of 1981, Southern Miss received a beloved gift from Auburn University. His name was Nugget. He instantly became a com-

mon figure at the university. Nugget was displayed at academic activities, pep-rallies and football games. The maintenance for a live eagle was no simple task, however. Ample work went into Nugget’s arrival. First, the Alumni Association had to generate enough donations to provide initial expenses; such expenditures included housing, food, and caretaking. The total cost: $40,000. The aviary, located south of the DuBard School, had enough space for Nugget to freely and comfortably fly. It was well protected from intruders and cer-

tain weather climates like 120 miles-per-hour hurricanes. Life was great for Nugget until 1985, when he matured and became sexually aroused. By nature, male eagles are aggressive, and as Nugget fully developed he became difficult to handle. To see such aggressiveness (and for laughs), search “Golden Eagle throws goat,” on YouTube. In December 1985, Nugget was deported from his nice cage at USM to a breeding program in St. Louis, Mo., and the search for Nugget II began. According to the 1987 Student Printz staff, USM received

Nugget II from the U.S. Department of the Interior in the early fall. At the time, she was only four years old and had a life expectancy of over 30 years. Sadly, Nugget II is not with us today. On December 6, 1992, Nugget was found dead in her aviary. Speculations were instantly drawn, but the official autopsy wasn’t released until August 1993. The report came back with two conclusions, only one of which was responsible for her death. The report revealed that Nugget was shot approximately six months earlier with a lead bullet and that malnutri-

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At left: Nugget II, the former Southern Miss Golden Eagle mascot, perches next to Seymour d’Campus at a football game. Nugget II was the last live eagle to serve as mascot for Southern Miss. She died in 1992, and the cause of death was listed as malnutrition that led to starvation. Southern Miss has not had a live mascot since. SGA is working on legislation that will bring the live eagle mascot back to Southern Miss.

chi omega, from 1 know that we are making a difference in their life,” Hanna said. “It is something that not only they will always remember, but we as a chapter will always remember.” When DeDe arrived at each destination in a white stretch Hummer limo, Chi Omegas lined the sidewalk to greet her. “She was very energetic and ready to enjoy her day in fame,” Hanna said of DeDe. “She kept talking to us about sorority life...We were there to roll out the red carpet for her.” Chi Omega president Stephanie Gwin agreed with Hanna about the importance of directly participating with the children they raise money for. “Serving the Make-A-Wish Foundation is such an amazing

opportunity,” Gwin said. “The money we raise goes directly to children from the Hattiesburg area, and being able to participate in granting the wishes is so rewarding because we are able to see the impact that serving has firsthand.” Gwin added, “Raising money for any purpose is honorable, but seeing right in front of your eyes those who benefit from what you raised is so special.” Despite the rain that poured over Hattiesburg Wednesday, the Chi Omegas and DeDe were not deterred. “Even though it was a gloomy day outside, Chi Omega shined by coming out and being there for this sweet girl who had an illness at an early age. It truly brightened my day,” Hanna said.

tion led her to starvation. It is a federal offense to kill or purposely harm a Golden Eagle because it is an endangered species. However, Southern Miss was only charged $5,000 for negligence. Since 1993, many students and staff members have called for the return of Nugget, and SGA hopes to answer that call. There will be resistance, but for now, students like Steven Panepinto are excited for the potential return of Nugget. “I would like to see the eagle come back to campus because it will add to the campus atmosphere.”

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SGA prepares for Eaglepalooza Justin Mitchell Printz Writer For the ninth year in a row, Southern Miss students and Hattiesburg residents are preparing for Eaglepalooza, a free concert sponsored by Southern Miss that is open to the entire Hattiesburg community. John Barr, Eaglepalooza director and senior sociology major, said that Eaglepalooza offers many different genres of music as well as intriguing artists for students, residents and families to enjoy. “We try to pick a diverse lineup of artists so it will attract the entire student body and Hattiesburg community,” Barr said. Set for November 11th (1111-11), Barr said Eaglepalooza is the start of an end of semester celebration that everyone can appreciate and participate in. Many USM students look forward to the set list Eaglepalooza offers every year. Amber Eure, a sophomore general studies major, attended Eaglepalooza for the first time last year. “I loved everything about Eaglepalooza,” Eure said. “I wouldn’t change a thing.” Eure said that We the Kings put on a powerful show that many people enjoyed. Eure also said she enjoyed the performance by Lindsey Lee, an opener from last year. “I thought Lindsey’s voice sounded great even though it was rumored she was sick,” Eure said. Eure also said that she did not feel crowded even though she was in the front row last year. “For this year’s Eaglepalooza, I would love to see singer/comedian Bo Burnham, Mumford and Sons, The Maine, or All Time Low” Eure said. Eure also said that book-

ing dubstep groups such as Pretty Lights would attract a large audience to the concert this year. Andrew Dinkins is a criminal justice major that transferred to Southern Miss from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. While he has never been to Eaglepalooza, Dinkins said that the concert should have a stronger hip-hop influence. “I’d like to see artists like Wiz Khalifa or Big Sean,” Dinkins said. Other students think Eaglepalooza should focus more on the lineup and attracting more people from the Hattiesburg community. Celeste Plaisance, a senior graphic design major, said the lineup for this years Eaglepalooza should be shortened to three shows. “People get bored if there are too many shows,” Plaisance said. “I think if Eaglepalooza had three solid, diverse acts, more people would be inclined to come and stay the entire time.” Plaisance said that she would like to see a bigger headliner. “We had Dashboard Confessional one year,” Plaisance said. “We should be able to get a bigger name as a headliner. It’s a premier event in Hattiesburg.” Dylan Lanphere, a first-semester nursing student, said Hattiesburg needs to step it up and support Eaglepalooza like other college towns have in support of their local music festivals. “When school festivals are put on, such as Bulldog Bash, the entire town shows up to support what’s going on,” Lansphere said. “Students are going to come to this event. Hattiesburg residents should show more support to make in a community event. “This should be a cornerstone in making Hattiesburg more Southern Miss friendly instead of just being Hattiesburg, a city

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We the Kings performs at Eaglepalooza 2011 as the headliner on Nov. 19, 2010 in front of a crowd of about 4,000 people.

with a college in it.” Lanphere said Eaglepalooza should incorporate art exhibits, shows, shopping and family activities in order to attract a larger family vibe. Lanphere also said he would love to see a hip-hop superstar, specifically Lil Wayne, at the music event. Barr said that although he cannot please everyone, he knows that this year’s concert will be a success. “When we headlined Girl

Talk, Eaglepalooza produced the biggest viewing numbers in history. Yet, some people were still not pleased with them. You can’t please everyone,” Barr said. “I know what we’re looking for and what will make the event successful.” Barr also said the reason Eaglepalooza had such large headlining acts in the past was because of a bigger budget. “The budget was huge in the past when we had bands like Train and Eve and Dashboard Confessional. Now, the budget has been significantly cut. It’s still easy to work with, however, and we rely heavily on sponsorships,” Barr said. Barr also said Dr. Saunders made a generous donation to the Eaglepalooza budget, which he hopes will be used to push for more acts that would have been previously outside the Eaglepalooza price range. Barr said Eaglepalooza 2011 will appeal to a diverse crowd of people who reside in Hattiesburg as citizens of students and to look for crowd-pleasing music at the concert this year. “Quality of the music is the most important aspect of Eaglepalooza,” Barr said.

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Bringing Heritage to The Green and in The Rock Justin Mitchell

formed in 2007. The Destin, FL based group gained popularity in the Gulf South region due to their unique sound, music diversity and original songs. Students said the series is a great idea to promote regional music and unique entertainment before the coveted games at The Rock begin. Zach England, a senior inter-

cert,” England said. “Local and regional music thrives in HattiesPrintz Writer burg and at Southern Miss. Students should take advantage of it.” The WUSM Tailgate Concert Christopher Campbell, chair Series announced that Heritage of the School of Mass Commuwill be the next group to pernications and Journalism, said form on the Southern Miss’s he expects high audience turn Centennial Lawn this Saturday. out for the concert. WUSM Roots Radio 88.5 cre“The first tailgate concert ated and sponsored the series was a big hit. I think everyto provide free music entertainbody who turned ment to students out was really imand fans to enjoy pressed with the before select home quality of music football games. and the setting. The series has This will just keep featured a wide getting better. The variation of local music represents a Hattiesburg artists variety of genres, as well as regional so there will be a bands. Grayson little of something Capps and the Lost for everyone over Cause Minstrels, the course of the Blue Mountain season,” Campbell and The Thomas said. Jackson Orchestra Heritage’s multiand The Glitter faceted vibe will Boys have all been appeal to many difprevious headlinferent students and ers at the series. fans alike on the Fans who worry Courtesy of WUSM Centennial Green about time con- Destin pop band Hertiage, pictured here on their album this Saturday. flict with the game Heritage, released in 2009, will perform as part of the Sponsors for the should not fret. WUSM Tailgate Concert Series on Saturday, Oct. 1st. series include the Each concert begins College of Arts three hours prior to national business major, attends and Letters, AAA Ambulance the game and ends one hour prior to the game. With the concert set most home football games at Service, iTech, Gulf Profeson the Centennial Lawn, Golden Southern Miss. England said the sional Services, American Insulation and Roofing, Cork Wine Eagle fans, students and Hatties- series is a great idea. “I think a lot of students will & Martini Bar and Oak Grove burg residents are encouraged take a break from tailgating and Package Store. to bring blankets, lawn chairs or walk to the green for a free conother forms of comfortable seating to enjoy pre-game festivities with the WUSM crew and jam out to Heritage. Heritage is combination reggae, latin, pop, and rock band that was

For more information about the Tailgate Concert Series or WUSM sponsorship, visit or contact Lesley Sanders-Wood at 601-266-5188.

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News in brief: French instructor receives Honorary Consul of France French instructor Keltoum Rowland will be officially honored as the Honorary Consul of France today at 3 p.m. Caroline Pasquier, Deputy Consul at the Consulate General of France in Atlanta, will present the award to Rowland. The event will be hosted by L’Association Francaise de USM in the Thad Cochran Center, Ballrooms II and III at 3 p.m. In addition, history professor Andrew Weist will speak about American contributions in WWII. All are invited to attend. A reception will follow the official ceremony. Rowland’s first duty as Honorary Consul will be awarding three World War II veterans

Downtown business host scavenger hunt Various businesses in downtown Hattiesburg will be hosting a smartphone scavenger hunt today from 6 p.m. to 9 pm. A few of the event’s sponsors include {click} boutique & gallery, Southern Fried Comics, The Depot Coffee House & Bistro and 206 Front. Prizes include gift certificates, coupons and other assorted

with the Legion of Honor, the highest honor bestowed by France. The award was first created in 1802 by Napoleon Bonaparte in order to recognize military service to France. The medal also grants the veterans the rank of knight within the Legion of Honor Order.

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Homecoming Court 2011 Runoff Election Stormy Speaks Copy Editor

On Tuesday, Sept. 27th, the Southern Miss student body voted for their peers to represent classifications (Maids), homecoming year (Homecoming Queen), and USM as a whole (Mr. and Miss Southern Miss) in the primary round of the 2011 SGA Homecoming Elections. Today, students will vote again to determine the Homecoming Court in a runoff election, in which the following

candidates will be running.

Tierra Clemmons, Homecoming Queen nominee

and it would be such an amazing honor to represent Southern Miss as the 2011 Homecoming Queen.”

Kaitlin Dement, Homecoming Queen nominee

“Being able to serve…has allowed me to both impact and be impacted by so many wonderful individuals. I’ve worked hard to leave Southern Mississippi better than I found it, but most importantly I am grateful that Southern Miss has left me better than I found it four short years ago.”

“Having the opportunity to represent the university that I love so much and have invested so much time and energy into would be an honor and a privilege, and I can only hope that I would be an inspiration to someone else to grab this university by the handles and enjoy every single ride.”

Ashley Betts, Miss Southern Miss nominee

“I love this university so much,

Paige LeBlanc, Miss South-

Miss. Southern Miss Nominee

ern Miss nominee

“I feel that I could accurately represent many different groups on campus. I would love to serve as a representative of Southern Miss because I have a true passion for this university, and I have worked very hard to leave Southern Miss better than I found it.”

John Barr, Mr. Southern Miss nominee

“I believe that Mr. Southern Miss is a man that represents every aspect of Southern Miss as well as a man that actively promotes

positive change across campus. I am very proud of my accomplishments, but I do believe that I still have many more golden days left as an ambassador for the University of Southern Mississippi.”

Taylor Booth, Mr. Southern Miss nominee

“Mr. Southern Miss is a title that represents a male student who is a leader, positive role model, and steward to Southern Miss. Before I came to USM, I had aspirations of wanting to hold that title because if what I thought it stood for. It is a great honor.”

Homecoming Queen Nominees

Mr. Southern Miss Nominees

Maid nominees

Ashley Betts

Tierra Clemmons

John Barr Paige LeBlanc

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In 1980, Patty Griffin, then 16, bought herself a used $55 Hohner guitar and began writing music. Since then, she has released seven albums, won the Album of the Year and Artist of the Year awards at the 2007 Americana Music Awards and picked up a Grammy Award earlier this year in the Best Traditional Gospel Album category for Downtown Church. She's known as a roots-oriented singer-songwriter with an emotional, haunting stage presence, but her songs have been recorded by everyone from the Dixie Chicks and Miranda Lambert to Jessica Simpson and Kelly Clarkson. Buddy Miller and Patty have been touring together for over a year with the group Band of Joy.

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Campus Civitan brings change to USM Leighanne Lockhart Printz Writer When people choose to join an organization in college they become part of a community unique to the group’s goals, values and actions. The Southern Miss chapter of Campus Civitan said that one of their main goals is to cohesively provide a positive, nurturing college environment. Campus Civitan is an international collegiate organization dedicated to providing service to the community through local projects and supporting the Civitan International Research

Center located at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Civitan clubs were started in 1958, flourished throughout the 1980s and were revived in 1992 through campus memberships. According to the Campus Civitan website, the club offers the opportunity for members to attain leadership skills, public speaking abilities, managerial tools and organizational skills. Senior criminal justice major Esstené West is the treasurer of USM’s Campus Civitan Club. She credits the organization with helping to mold her overall character. “Through this organization, my leadership skills have

grown, and I have evolved into a selfless young woman, always putting others before myself,” West said. The Campus Civitan Club won first place for Campus Service Project of the Year in 2010. The project consisted of the club raising funds for a heart transplant for Jessica Harris. Junior broadcast journalism major Ryan Jones is the president of the Campus Civitan Club. He said the club has become a predominantly African-American organization due to the increase of the ethnicity’s interest. However, the club welcomes students of all ethnic backgrounds to join. “I assume other races seem to

acknowledge the lack of those that are similar to them, more than our purpose, which is to serve the community,” Jones said. “USM is a very diverse school, and I’m for certain a community service organization like SMCCC should be the same because our main focal point is service.” Some students of other backgrounds have expressed interest in the organization despite its members being predominantly one race. “Anthropologically speaking, race is a social construct and nothing more,” said junior speech pathology major Alicia Muncy. “I would consider joining. People who are only con-

cerned about skin color and not the cause are just silly.” The vision on the International Civitan website states an effort to cultivate “students with dynamic leadership and career skills facilitating sensitivity to human needs.” Members are expected to “serve [their] campuses and local communities while bridging the gap between cultural diversity among the citizens of [the] world.” “Campus Civitan is full of dynamic leaders who work relentlessly in making differences in the lives of others,” West said. “Everything that we do revolves around giving back to our community as well as our campus.”


How To: Steps to cure a hangover Heather Baehler Printz Writer For those nights when things get a little crazy, throw back a couple shots and have a killer time. However, the morning after seems to be worst part. You know the pounding headache, the fatigue and the nausea, better known as the hangover. Let’s try not to have one of those mornings again; as much as you love to drink, you probably don’t love the side effects. Also, there is no one size fits all cure. Find what works, but the list below is a good place to start.

Rest is the most important key to curing a hangover. It gives you time to recover from the night before and to prepare for the day ahead. If you decide to skip classes or call in to work, make sure you rest. Don’t go on a run. That’s just an accident waiting to happen. Remember rest is your best friend. Replenish your body. You need to drink as much water as possible, but switch it up by drinking some orange juice that is packed full of vitamins essential for making you feel better. If you’re the Gatorade kind of person, pick your favorite flavor and start drinking. Your body is dehydrated so any kind of drink

What you’ll need: A bed Water A shower Fruit Juice Pickle Juice Gatorade A Bloody Mary Alka-Seltzer Morning Relief

will be an automatic feel better. Also, in European countries it is said that a common remedy to a hangover is to drink pickle juice. Over consumption of alcohol depletes the body of salt, and the juice helps replenish it. It might sound weird, but give it try next time. Have just one more drink. Now, some people might argue that one of the best ways to cure a hangover is to drink a beer, but that is not the case. Keep in mind that is only temporary. Try a Bloody Mary instead. Another little quick trick to settle

the stomach is the Hair of the Dog drink — gin, a squeeze of lemon and a dash of hot sauce. Take a shower. Just by getting all the stench off from last night will help make you feel better, but this also wakes up your body. Be sure to switch from hot or cold water to get the full affect. Four words: Alka-Seltzer Morning Relief. This will help relieve the stomach pains and the spinning head. Some people might grab the bottle of pain reliever, but be cautious when going for the quick relief. The side effects of aspirin, Tylenol and

ibuprofen can be magnified when alcohol is in your system. Aspirin is a blood thinner, just like alcohol, and can intensify its effects. Tylenol can damage your liver and ibuprofen can cause stomach bleeding. So it is best (even though it may be the first thing you reach for) to avoid them to kill the hangover pain. So next time you’ve had one too many Jäger bombs at the bar, don’t stress, try these helpful tips and get on with your day.

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Hit and run victim benefit to be held Sunday Justin Mitchell Printz Writer The Gold Pub and Grill is hosting a benefit concert for recovering hit-and-run victim Anthony “Tony” Hill this Sunday. Hill, 27, was struck by a moving vehicle in the early morning hours on Sept. 5 as he crossed the street after arriving home. Hill, a bartender at Purple Parrot Cafe, was immediately rushed to Forrest General Hospital, where he is still being treated for broken legs and a broken back. Hill’s girlfriend Jenny Jefcoat, a senior microbiology major, was leaving work when the accident occurred. Jefcoat immediately went to the hosptial and still remains by Hill’s side as he recovers.

Jefcoat said Hill is recovering faster than expected and will be released from Forrest General some time in early October. “He is recovering miraculously well and is in great spirits,” Jefcoat said. “Physical therapy is slow, but things are getting better and better.” Jefcoat said it is too early to tell when Hill will complete therapy due to his broken legs. Hill is receiving lots of love and support from his work family at Purple Parrot Cafe, Crescent City Grill and Mahogany Bar. Hill’s former coworker Constance Morrow played an integral role in setting up the benefit concert. Morrow received a Bachelor’s degree in political science from USM and is currently a student at Mississippi College Courtesy

Purpetraor jams out during a local show at Nick’s Ice House. Purpetrator is one of the headliners at Tony Hill’s Benefit Concert at The Gold Pub and Grill on Sunday.

School of Law in Jackson. Morrow said friends, local bands and coworkers alike are coming together in hopes to raise money to help with Hill’s accumulated medical bills. “All benefits from the concert will go directly to Tony,” Morrow said. Morrow hopes that students and residents alike will come out to The Gold to support Hill. “We are also planning to give away gift cards in raffles at the benefit concert,” Morrow said. Crescent City Grill and Tabella have both donated gift

cards for the raffle, and more gift cards are expected to be received. Jefcoat said she and Hill are thankful for the support they are receiving from their friends as well as the Hattiesburg community. “I’m really honored that so many people that care about him and love him are coming together to do this,” Jefcoat said. “It makes me feel good and it makes him feel even better. It makes you realize how many people are really there for

you in bad times.” The concert starts at 6 p.m. on Oct. 2nd, and a $10 admission fee will be collected at the door. The first 20 attendees will receive a free beer. Todd Smith, vocalist from the Todd Smith Band, will perform an acoustic set, as well as Purpetrator, who are a part of Natalie Kirk & Co. Morrow also said a special appearance by the Queens of England may be expected at the benefit concert. “Tony was like a mentor to the Queens of England. The group really wanted to do something to help raise money and support for him,” Morrow said. USM students and Hattiesburg residents are encouraged to come out the The Gold this Sunday and support Hill by enjoying good beer, good times and good music. Jefcoat and Hill want to thank everyone for their love and ongoing support.

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Music Dept. offers concert variety Rachel Beech Printz Writer From SICC Honor Choirs concerts to Connoisseurs Series: Gestures in Jazz, the music department is an aspect of Southern Miss that is not lacking in the least bit. Many students are unaware of all the affairs the music department has to offer. For instance, one can delve into a taste of France by attending the Vive la France symphny tonight. The music department not only offers inexpensive symphonies and concerts, but also free concertos that are often open to the public. An example of these extraordinary opportunities for student entertainment is a classical guitar show featuring the Connoisseurs Series, which was on Sept. 11. These shows not only appeal to music majors and minors, but to the rest of the student body as a whole. Elementary education major Jordan West keeps her eyes and ears open for upcoming shows at the Mannoni Performing Arts Center. “It amazes me how music is such a vital aspect of campus life here at USM,” said West. “There is so much talent at this school. It’s unreal.” Students aren’t the only ones who are passionate about the

Courtesy Photo The Southern Miss Symphony Orchestra is only one of the many concert options the Music Department will offer this fall.

department of music at USM. Todd Holcomb, a guitar graduate professor and president of the guitar society, expressed what the guitar department is all about.

“The USM School of Music is a fast growing music school with many talented and creative faculty members. The guitar program here is directed by Nicholas Ciraldo and is one

of the best in a very competitive Southeast region of the United States. It’s truly an honor for me to be here and have the opportunity to contribute to the growth of the department,” said

Holcomb. Students, faculty, staff and Hattiesburgians can look forward to many events the music department has to offer by visiting



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Arts & Entertainment

Thursday, September 29 2011


Printz Picks: On the silver screen Hannah Jones Managing Editor For the second edition of Printz Picks, the editorial board was asked to choose five of their favorite films. As a student operated newspaper, staffers come from diverse majors and possess wide-ranging interests. A greatly varied list of beloved movies was expected, and that’s exactly what we got. Acting as amateur cinéastes, we’ve collected the ultimate grab bag of films and culled the deepest realms of pop culture and art. From timeless dramas to quirky comedies to tear-jerking chick flicks, Printz editors watch it all.

Mary Margaret Halford, Executive Editor 1. Something Borrowed 2. Gone With the Wind 3. Steel Magnolias 4. The Thorn Birds 5. Snow White

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Hannah Jones, Managing Editor Annie Hall The Graduate Pulp Fiction One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest A Streetcar Named Desire

Travis Thornell, Sports Editor Rudy Van Wilder Tenure Lost in Translation Youth in Revolt

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Justin Sellers, Art Director Animal House Snatch Into the Wild The Cowboy Way Up

Ashton Pittman, Web Editor Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Angels & Demons Salt Taken V for Vendetta

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Stormy Speaks, Copy Editor Slumdog Millionaire The Lion King Mrs. Doubtfire Black Swan Inception

Lisa Gurley, Chief Designer Pirates of the Caribbean Despicable Me Phantom of the Opera Valentine’s Day Toy Story 1,2,3

Web Exclusives:

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Chris Greene, Webmaster The Lord of the Rings Network 12 Angry Men It’s a Wonderful Life Platoon Video: Red Run 2011 Photo Gallery: ROTC Flag Retirement Ceremony

Thursday, September 29, 2011



DeRe LaRouge vs. Old Athens

Student Printz, Page 11

Student Shout-outs

I don’t give a rats A$$ what 6b+196-7=0 is. If you can add, subtract, multiply, divide & do percentages that is all you need in the “real” world. If you have no need for it in your everyday job, then its a waste of time & money! I bet I can get a 1,000 plus student to agree with me!

Rachel Beech Printz Writer “We were promised 25 cent shots!” Although DeRe LaRouge was all the rage for about a week, it has since been a total letdown to several students in the Hattiesburg community due to empty promises. When asked if there was to be a war between LaRouge and Old Athens Grill, here’s what a few students had to say. “Don’t even get me started, Beech,” Zachary Carr said. “They both suck,” Seth Barron said. “We need another bar like Mugs.” “LaRouge has a bigger bar and better space for a band,” Keenan Dollar said. “Food wise, Old Athens.” “T-Bones,” Mercer Morrison said. “De’re LaRouge sounds like an NBA basketball player,” Corbin McDavitt said. Both bars were sewn with pride and good intentions, but if there were a survival of the fittest, it would most certainly be Old (faithful) Athens. Many students had the same opinion as that of Jordan West, an elementary education major. “Too many people get kicked

Paige LeBlanc for Miss Southern Miss! Why? She wears jumpsuits on the reg. #nobrainer

out of LaRouge. Old Athens has a super chill atmosphere, hot waiters and waitresses, and the food is amazing,” West said. After contacting LaRouge regarding its game day drink special “scam,” the person responsible could not be contacted. Ivy Neely, a junior, had better things to do upon leaving LaRouge. “I wasn’t worried about it because I walked down to Old Athens and they served me right away,” Neely said. “The bartender was great. That place is better anyway.” Since LaRouge is a fledgling restaurant, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to give it chance. On the other hand, Old Athens has a great atmosphere with fresh food and great service.

To the guy who chased me out of the Stadium to tell me I was Gorgeous, sorry for the cold shoulder. Maybe you should try it again. Dear GDI’s living on Hillcrest third floor, it’s pointless for you to complain about the sorority girls. So if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em!

This was an article of opinion by Rachel Beech, a writer for The Student Printz. Email questions or comments to rachel.beech@eagles.

77% of anti-abortion Amendment 26 leaders are men; 100% of them will never be pregnant -Concerned Women and Pro Choice Advocate If you know David Joseph Louviere, call him “Joseph” today! #winning Good Luck to the girls trying out for Diamond Darlings 2011-2012! Southern Miss Baseball TTT. Why is it that every time I try to walk across campus there are bunch of thugs all crowded around and saying inappropriate things? Pull your pants up, go to class and be respectful! An Ode to BLU in the Greek Life Office: YOU ARE THE BEST! I’m sorry but I will be that person who wears gold to the ‘blackout’ game. You can thank the band for wearing GOLD!

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Thursday, September 29, 2011


Golden Eagles seek first win against Owls Jeff Haeger Printz Writer The Southern Miss Golden Eagles (3-1, 0-1 C-USA) are looking to follow up their 30-24 win over the Virginia Cavaliers with their third consecutive victory when they return home on Saturday to take on C-USA foe the Rice University Owls (1-2, 0-0 C-USA), who are coming off a crushing 56-31 defeat to the non-conference Baylor University Bears. The Owls are 2-0 alltime against the Golden Eagles, as they defeated USM 31-29 and 45-40 in 2007 and 2008, respectively. In their most recent defeat in 2008, the Southern Miss defense gave up a whopping 444 yards and six touchdowns through the air as Rice quarterback Chase Clement completed 30 of his 43 pass attempts. The Golden Eagles rallied late in the fourth quarter when quarterback Austin Davis connected with wide receiver DeAndre Brown for a touchdown with 17.2 seconds left, but the Owls recovered the ensuing onside kick. USM running back Damion Fletcher led the rushing attack with a game-high 120 yards on

17 carries, while Davis threw for a school-record 461 yards by completing 32 of his 61 passes. Brown was the recipient of all four Davis touchdown tosses, which established a new school mark in receiving scores. Entering Saturday’s match-up, all the momentum is in the favor of the Golden Eagles, but USM head coach Larry Fedora is well aware of the history between the two schools. “The last two times Southern Miss has played Rice, we’ve been on the short end of the stick,” Fedora said. “They are going to come in here and feel pretty good. We’re going to have to play a really good football game. And we’ve got to be better, what I’m preaching, than we were last week. We keep showing progress that way, then we are getting where we want to be. I know [Rice head coach David Baliff] will have them coached up. Their punter is averaging about 47 yards a punt. We’ve got our work cut out for us this week.” It would not be a surprise to see the Golden Eagles pound the ball against the Owls, as USM running back Kendrick Hardy is only one game removed from his 155 yard outing against Southeastern, and Rice is giving up a


mediocre 233.3 yards rushing per game. The Southern Miss defense will be tasked to stop a Rice offense, led by quarterback Taylor McHargue, that is accumulating an average of 330.7 yards and 21.3 points per game. The Owls are a deceptively better team than their 1-2 record indicates, as both of Rice’s losses have come against top 25 opponents in Texas and Baylor. “They were pretty good teams that they went against,” Fedora said of Rice’s play against their three opponents this season. “I just finished watching that Texas game. As I’m sitting there watching the game, I’m thinking, ‘Wow!’ because they are playing toe-to-toe with them. They were flying around the field. They were physical. They were getting after it. It’s a little bit scary actually.” Southern Miss will look to secure its first ever win against Rice when they take on the Owls at 6:30 p.m. at The Rock. The game will be televised on Comcast Sports Southeast. Jordan Moore/Printz

At right: Freshman running back Jamal Woodyard runs down the field at the football game against Marshall on Saturday, September 10. The Thundering Herd won their home contest 26-20 in Huntington, W. Va.

C-USA games this weekend Thursday: Houston at UTEP

Football vs RICE

Saturday: Marshall at Louisville Tulane at Army SMU at (20) TCU Memphis at Middle Tennessee UAB at Troy North Texas at Tulsa North Carolina at East Carolina

Southern Miss Box Score

Southern Miss Sports: Upcoming Games


09/30/11 4 p.m. Soccer hosts Colorado College Hattiesburg, Miss.

10/2/11 1 p.m. Soccer hosts UTEP Hattiesburg, Miss.


09/30/11 7 p.m. Volleyball hosts Memphis Hattiesburg, Miss.

10/2/11 1 p.m. Volleyball hosts UAB Hattiesburg, Miss.


10/1/11 6:30 p.m. Football hosts Rice Hattiesburg, Miss.

9/24 at Virginia W, 30-24

9/23 at Tulsa 0-0 9/25 at SMU L, 3-1

9/23 at Houston L, 3-2 9/25 at Rice L, 3-2