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January 31, 2013

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Volume 97 Issue 34

BASKETBALL

Memphis game to require student wristbands Mary Margaret Halford Executive Editor

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Coach Scott Berry, right, answers a question asked by Mark Holland during the Southern Miss baseball team’s visit to the DuBard School on Tuesday.

TENNIS

Golden Eagles served with NCAA sanctions Ben Welch Printz Writer

On Wednesday, the NCAA announced the punishment for violations made four years ago by the Southern Miss men’s tennis team, including a former coach allegedly offering a car and $5,000 for a player to stay at USM who was considering a transfer. Former head coach, Teddy Viator, and an unnamed assistant coach were accused of offering $200 mid-match for a former player to come back and win the match and organizing an illegal tour to the Bahamas, in addition to the cash and a car incentives, according to the NCAA. On July 24, 2010, the Southern Miss Compliance Department self-reported infractions after several players reported receiving prohibited benefits and engaging in academic mis-

HUMAN TRAFFICKING

conduct. The a l legat ions came to light after those players were told by their coaches that their Teddy Viator scholarships would not be extended for the next season. One player even claimed being encouraged by one of the former coaches to lie during the investigation, according to a statement from the NCAA. The claim of academic misconduct occurred after Viator arranged for another studentathlete to write several papers for one of his players. This violation included a one-time payment of $150 for one of the papers. The unnamed assistant coach “continued the academic misconduct” by providing the student with essays to submit as his own work, according the NCAA.

After a surge of fan support for the 17-4 Golden Eagle basketball team this season, the Southern Miss Athletic Department has decided to issue student wristbands in preparation for a high turnout for the upcoming Memphis game. A total of 1,600 wristbands will be available to students for the Feb. 9 game in Reed Green Coliseum. Beginning Wednesday, Student Eagle Club members with a valid club card and student ID could pick up wristbands from the Pat Ferlise Ticket Office from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. The remaining wristbands will be available to the general student population on Thursday and Friday at the ticket office. “Looking at historical data from previous years, the Southern Miss vs. Memphis basket-

ball game is one of the most well-attended games of the year,” said Brent Jones, associate athletic director for marketing and communications. “Based on the success of the team and huge student crowds so far in the season, we wanted to make sure, as an athletic department, we are doing everything we could to provide the best atmosphere and chance to attend the game as possible.” Jones added that the attendance for basketball games this year is up 43 percent from this time last season. “Our students, as well as the community, have really rallied behind this great basketball team,” Jones said. “Our student athletes have made such a connection to our student body that after home games our basketball players have started to go into the student section to thank our students for showing up and supporting them. It truly is a wonderful sight.”

See Page 3 for times to pick up a wristband.

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Students cheer on the Golden Eagles during the men’s basketball game against UAB on Saturday, Jan. 19 at Reed Green Coliseum.

See TENNIS, 3

FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

RAY LEWIS

WEATHER Thursday

62/36 Friday

61/32 Saturday

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The Golden Eagles currently hold the fifth longest home winning strength in the nation. The Memphis game, which falls on the Saturday before Mardi Gras break, has also been deemed the whiteout game for the season. Jones said because the game will be nationally televised, the department decided white shirts would stand out most on TV and the fans would match the team in their home uniforms. “When the basketball schedule was announced back in October and we were told that this game would be on national TV, we started making plans to make this a once-in-a-lifetime event at Reed Green,” Jones said. “It will truly be a sight to see inside Reed Green.” Jones said 6,500 free white Tshirts will be handed out to fans at the game.

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City event to celebrate Black History Month Tyler Hill News Editor For Black History Month this February, it is more than just a remembrance of important people and events in the African-American community; it is much more than just a glance at history. More than that, it is a chance for all Americans, regardless of color and creed, to come together to celebrate the

progression in our society and a chance to correct the past by striving to attain a better future for all, and officials in the City of Hattiesburg are making those strides. The annual African-American History Month Celebration will be held Feb. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the Historic Train Depot in downtown Hattiesburg. Last year, the city observed African-American culture through a celebration of soul food, and due to popular requests, “Celebrating Hatties-

TENNIS, from 1 The ruling came after USM officials met with an NCAA infraction committee in October to present their findings and self-imposed sanctions. The NCAA slapped Southern Miss with a four-year probation that will last until January 2017 for lack of oversight and prohibition of foreign tour participation for the tennis program until 2016. They also upheld USM’s self-imposed one-year postseason ban for the men’s tennis team and the vacation of wins from the program during the time of these violations. “As regrettable as this event is, we’re going to learn from this experience and take corrective action. We take pride in our program meeting NCAA expectations,” USM Athletic

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Director Jeff Hammond said in a phone interview. “We were anticipating sanctions that were consistent with such type of violations. [In the future], we’re going to operate a program, a culture really, of excellence and ethics. Sometimes mistakes are made, and you must learn from them, so you don’t make those mistakes again.” As for the former coaches, the NCAA installed a sevenyear show-cause order for Viator and a six-year show-cause order for the unnamed assistant coach. This means that schools looking to hire these coaches in the future must show the NCAA their reasons for hiring them or risk facing NCAA penalties as well.

Southern Miss vs. Memphis Saturday, Feb. 9 — 3 p.m. at Reed Green Coliseum Televised on CBS Sports Network

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Wednesday, Feb. 6 — Student Eagle Club members Thursday, Feb. 7 & 8 — General student population Pat Ferlise Ticket Office, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

burg’s Best Soul Food” is back. Chairperson of the event Deborah Delgado, who also serves as Hattiesburg councilwoman for Ward 2, said the event was so popular among residents last year that they had no choice but to bring it back as the official theme for the 2013 observance. Though the event is free and open to the public, it is requested that each person bring a soul food dish to share, which will serve as an admission to the event.

“There were so many dishes last year that many of us had not even seen or tasted since our early childhood,” Delgado said. “The South has such a deep history and love of soul food.” Delgado said about 125 residents attended the celebration last year, and though officials are expecting the same number, they hope everyone in the Hattiesburg community will find time to come out to taste the best soul food in the South. For those who are not con-

noisseurs in the kitchen, Delgado has a solution. “Feel free to bring a gallon of sweet tea or lemonade,” Delgado said. “That’s the Southern tradition; it’s the drink we have traditionally used with every meal.” The event will also feature live music by local musician legend T-Bone Pruitt. For more information about the event, visit the Hattiesburg City Council’s Facebook page.


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Feature

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Student-led boot camp class “ promotes healthy living

Student Shout-outs

Good luck to Southern Miss Quidditch for their tournament in Baton Rouge this weekend! Throw those Bludgers hard and keep your Quaffles true. SMQTTT. To the BHE, I love you and that’s a fact. Having white rice served with EVERY “Smart” meal in The Fresh isn’t smart. Step it up Eagle Dining, it’s 2013 and we want healthier options. To the Kappa Sig that does stand up comedy, i think i’m falling in love with you. To the cutie in my biology and society class, Come Sit By Me!!! I don’t bite.. ;-) The Poetry Slam is next Tuesday, Feb. 5th! IF you want your poetry heard, BE AT THE POWERHOUSE @ 7.

Arielle Edwards Printz Writer Kaitlin Beningo is a speech pathology major with a passion for exercise and nutrition. Now, Beningo wants to give others the chance to learn about living healthier lives. She is doing this by boot camp Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:15 p.m. for a period of six weeks. This strength and conditioning workout requires dedication and commitment. “No goal will ever be met without dedication and consistency,” Beningo said. “I really drill clean nutrition and staying active, even on days that they don’t work out with me.” Several things are provided for the participants to truly make progress. “There will be programmed workouts; they will never do the same exercise twice during

To the blonde girl with the yellow purse in my 11:00 SPA 201 and 9:30 GHY 101 class, I think you’re beautiful. Stay classy.

the six weeks,” Beningo said. “A ‘little black book’ is provided, which includes nutritional guidance, meal plan examples, exercise examples and six weeks’ worth of days that you record everything that you eat.” These books help Beningo track the boot campers’ nutrition, and she keeps them accountable. “I check them every session and tell them what they’re doing right and what they’re doing wrong,” Beningo said. One of Beningo’s favorite exercises is called “Tabata.” This exercise consists of 20 seconds of work and 10 seconds of rest. For example, boot campers sprint for 20 seconds and then walk for 10 seconds for approximately eight rounds. It is also important to know the basics of boot camp, including pushups, sit-ups, squats, lunges and running. “Once you master those, you

can feel safe and confident to move on to other challenging movements,” Beningo said. One of the important rules of boot camp is to focus on nutrition. “Get rid of sugar loaded soda and sports drinks, stay off fast food and rely on what Mother Nature has out there for us: lean meat, veggies, fruit, nuts and seeds,” Beningo said. Eating healthy will ultimately result in change, according to Beningo. “I’m so passionate about this program because I know what it has given me as a client,” Beningo said. I want to be that motivation for others and help my clients reach the goals that my trainers helped me reach for myself.” Those interested in joining boot camp can speak with Beningo at the Intramural Fields today. The program is open to anyone, and a student discount is available.

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BASEBALL

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Mason Robbins, a sophomore from Leaksville, Miss., winds up to pitch the ball in Tuesday’s scrimmage. The Golden Eagle baseball team hosted the intrasquad scrimmage Tuesday at Pete Taylor Park as a kickoff to the 2013 season, which will begin Feb. 15 at home against Missouri. The team also held their fourth annual Fan Day and an instructional camp for children ages 4 through 13.

GREEK LIFE

Greeks gather to fund-raise for philanthropies Stormy Speaks Chief Copy Editor In the next few weeks, Southern Miss Greeks will be hitting the streets — and the Intramural Fields — to raise money for the philanthropies they hold dear to their hearts. This Super Bowl weekend, the women of Kappa Delta sorority will be hosting a new event, the Shamrock Super Bowl, to raise money for their national philanthropy, Prevent Child Abuse America (PCAA). “Prevent Child Abuse America is so dear to our hearts because the growing epidemic, especially in Mississippi, of child abuse has made the need for awareness and funds of the Mississippi Children’s Justice Center more necessary than ever before,” said Anna Claire Burns, vice president of com-

munity service for the Beta Sigma chapter. The football competition among sororities and fraternities on campus is scheduled for Saturday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., and there will also be a pancake eating contest and the crowning of Mr. and Miss Shamrock Super Bowl. As another way to raise money, Firehouse Subs hosted a profit share on Wednesday night, and throughout the week members of Kappa Delta have been selling tickets for pancake boxes with coffee for $5 and pinwheels for $2. Pinwheels are the symbol of PCAA, which the sorority adopted in 1972. Twenty percent of the proceeds of all events will benefit this organization, and the other 80 percent will benefit the Mississippi Children’s Justice Center, which provides various professional services for

abused and neglected children and their families. “The center is a special branch of UMC in Jackson but receives no funding from it; all of their funding comes from the legislature, who founded it; lobbying; fund-raising and Kappa Delta,” Burns said. Last year, the chapter raised more than $20,000 for PCAA. Burns said she hopes $27,000 will be raised this year. In addition to the Kappa Delta fund-raising, Moorea Williams, a member of the Alpha Omicron chapter of Phi Mu, has been coordinating Pursuing Hope, a project to help victims of human trafficking. As part of the project, various items will be collected to benefit victims of human trafficking until Feb. 7. A profit share at Caliente Grille was held Monday, the proceeds of which will benefit

The A21 Campaign, a nonprofit organization that fights trafficking. Collected items, ranging from towels to toilet paper, will be donated to Wellspring Living, a shelter for sexually abused individuals located in Tyrone, Ga. “It is important that the people of Hattiesburg know about human trafficking because it is an issue that affects every city in the nation, even Hattiesburg,” Williams said. “Human trafficking isn’t just an issue in large metro areas, but in afflu-

ent suburbs and college towns. People need to know about the problem so that they can try and stop it. If they do not know, there is no way that people can expect change.” Boxes will be located in the Athletic Department, the Office of Greek Life, and The Village. The sorority that donates the most items will receive a donation to its chosen philanthropy. For a complete list of requested items, visit the Facebook event titled “Because…Traffic should only be on Hardy Street.”

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Opinion

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National

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Ending modern day slavery in the U.S. Human trafficking is a multibillion dollar industry in the United States that exploits and profits from many victims, mainly young girls and women.

Hayley Bush Printz Writer Slavery still exists. It exists in Africa, India, Europe, the United States, Mississippi and Hattiesburg. There are more slaves today than in any other time period. There are 27 million enslaved humans in the world. Human trafficking, or modern-day slavery, by definition, is profiting from the control and exploitation of others. The term “trafficking” can be misleading because it insinuates that movement is involved, but that is not always the case. A human can be trafficked without ever leaving his or her home. It is also misleading because we have grown to know it as what happened on “Taken.” The reality is that human trafficking is slavery, and it happens right here in our country, state and city, and many Americans have no idea. Next to drug trafficking, human trafficking is the largest organized crime in the United States. It is a $9.5 billion industry. A pimp with four to six girls can make up to $2 million a year. Many drug trafficking groups are turning to human trafficking for profit because unlike drugs, humans are non disposable and cheap. In today’s value, a slave in the 1800s would have cost $40,000 at minimum. The average cost of a slave today is around $90. Human trafficking is broken down into sex and labor trafficking. There are as many as 300,000 women and children being trafficked for sex in the United States right now. The average age of entry into sex trafficking is 12 to 14 years. The victims are often vulnerable girls with low self-esteem who are tricked into trafficking by an older man, a pimp or a recruiter who “loves and understands” them. Soon after, they are expected to service somewhere around 20 clients a night and bring in $1,000 minimum. Within 48 hours from running away from home, one in three girls will be picked up by a trafficker. In the United States, it is not uncommon for a child to be sold into human trafficking by parents. Labor trafficking in the United States primarily exists in a form of indentured servitude, or debt bondage. Foreign workers are lured with false promises of money and a green card. They often cannot afford to pay for the visa and travel arrangements, so they essentially sign over a blank check to a recruiter for an American corporation. They work for next to nothing, never re-

ceiving any money because of their debt, which has now accumulated to pay for housing and food as well. These victims cannot leave because they are the property of someone else. Pimps often brand or tattoo their names or another identifier on their girls to show ownership. They are threatened, beaten and faced with death if they try to run away or speak out. Many pimps addict their girls to drugs to keep them from trying to leave. Labor trafficking victims are often foreign and without identification, so they have no idea of where to go. Human trafficking is affecting south Mississippi, too. The Gulf Coast is becoming a major hub for trafficking in the United States. Interstate-10 is the most heavily traveled road by human traffickers. Girls are prostituted at truck stops all over the state. One of the largest labor trafficking cases in the country was in Pascagoula, Miss. In 2009, trafficked Filipino laborers were found in the Pine Belt area. Advocates for Freedom, a faith-based anti-trafficking organization in Biloxi, has rescued 92 victims in south Mississippi over the past two years, the majority of them children and victims of sex trafficking. Casinos, nightlife, port access, an international airport and military bases perpetuate trafficking in south Mississippi. The leniency of the law allows human trafficking to thrive in Mississippi, which is a tier 3 state out of 4 (4 being the lowest) in terms of combating human trafficking. Compared to other states, the punishment for human trafficking in Mississippi is very mild. A large problem is that Mississippi has no safe harbor laws, which allow minors convicted of prostitution to be prosecuted as victims instead of criminals. Safe harbor laws also advocate for the creation of human trafficking task forces, increasing penalties against traffickers and developing safe houses or rehabilitation centers specifically for human trafficking victims. There are only 11 safe houses in the United States with a combined total of 100 beds. Often, law enforcement sees a prostitute instead of a troubled young girl. The girl is likely to chose to return to her pimp because she has been taught to fear the police. She is let go with a fine for prostitution, which is pocket change for the pimp. The pimps are rarely indicted, and if they are, it is often for things other than human trafficking, such as drugs. This weekend, up to 10,000 additional women and girls will be brought to New Orleans for sex

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trafficking, and many of them will pass through Hattiesburg. Large events such as the Super Bowl are hotspots for trafficking. The money, alcohol and influx of men all attract traffickers to the area. Trafficking is expected to remain at a high for two weeks because of Mardi Gras. Even though human trafficking is such a large-scale problem, there are many things individuals can do to end modern slavery, especially in the coming weeks. Some red flags for identifying human trafficking are signs of abuse or restraint; fear and anxiousness, especially at the mention of law enforcement; carrying few or no possessions; lost sense of time, avoidance of eye contact; never appearing in public alone; visible bruises and no concept of physical location. Local human trafficking often occurs at massage parlors, hotels, restaurants, casinos and truck stops. All of these can be in the form of sex or labor or both. When visiting places such as these, take note of the frequency of new employees. If you suspect human trafficking, call the human trafficking hotline or local law enforcement. Even if you are not positive the person is being trafficked, any small tip could save a person’s life. In order to stop human traffick-

ing, the demand must be stopped. Men need to join in the fight against trafficking. Because most of the victims are women, men may think that the issue does not affect them as much. However, men are the primary demand that keep human trafficking alive, and they need to be involved to end it as well. The National Human Trafficking

Resource Center has a 24/7 toll-free hotline to call with tips or evidence of human trafficking. The hotline is also available for victims if they are able to access a phone. The number is 1-888-373-7888. You can also contact your local representatives and senators or Governor Phil Bryant and urge them to increase the penalties for trafficking and enact safe harbor laws in Mississippi. The greatest thing we can do to end human trafficking is spread awareness. Trafficking is everywhere, but it remains in the shadows. Tell someone about human trafficking right here in Hattiesburg. Take the pledge on enditmovement.com to shine a light on slavery. Raising awareness is the first part of the solution. Once eyes are opened to the reality of human trafficking, it cannot be ignored. It is tough to grasp the idea that a young girl is being sold for sex just miles from where we live, but we have to in order to make it end. As college students, we have access to many resources to join the fight against human trafficking. We have the numbers, technology and voices to make a difference. As Margaret Mead once said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” This was an article of opinion by Hayley Bush, a writer for the Student Printz. Email questions or comments to hayley.bush@eagles. usm.edu.


Thursday, January 31, 2013

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Sports

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‘Deer’ Ray Lewis: We need some answers Cory Gunkel Printz Writer

Ray Lewis is a dominating presence. Whether he is in the middle of the football field or in the middle of reporters, the 13time Pro Bowler is no stranger to attention. Sometimes that is not always a good thing, however. With more than 5,000 media members crowding the sidelines of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome Tuesday, Lewis brought some controversy to an otherwise standard Super Bowl Media Day. The two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year refused to answer questions about a Jan. 31 Sports Illustrated report claiming he used the banned substance IGF-1, a muscle stimulating hormone found in deer antler extract. According to the article, Lewis used the extract to speed up the recovery time of a torn tricep injury he suffered in October. A supplement company called S.W.A.T.S (Sports With Alternatives to Steroids) reportedly issued the spray to Lewis and recorded phone conversations of him speaking with company owner Mitch Ross. The problem? The NFL doesn’t test for IGF-1, which makes it pretty easy to take under wraps without worrying about the consequences.

This sounds like a major story just waiting to unravel at the feet of a league desperately trying to improve its public image. One of the NFL’s biggest stars embattled in a banned substance scandal just six days before he plays his last game in the Super Bowl? Quentin Tarantino could not script it any better. These accusations are being pushed aside by Lewis and the league probably because this is not the first time it has happened. A 2011 Yahoo! article reports text messages were sent to S.W.A.T.S. by Lewis acknowledging his receipt of this same deer antler extract. This info was harder to find than Manti Teo’s girlfriend. In the age of steroid hysteria in sports, why do the NFL and Lewis get free passes? Lewis vehemently denied the claims Tuesday in front of thousands of onlookers. His charming personality quickly pushed the issue to the back burner. “I won’t even speak about it,” Lewis said. “I’ve been in this business seventeen years, and nobody has ever got up with me every morning and trained with me. Every test I’ve ever took in the NFL … there’s never been a question if I’ve ever even thought about using anything. So to even entertain stupidity like that, tell him to try to get his story off somebody else.” I say this “stupidity” needs to be entertained. In the wake of baseball’s “Steroid Era” and Lance Armstrong’s doping scandal, enhancement drugs have firmly placed their asterisk on

2013 Football Schedule Aug. 31 Texas State Hattiesburg, Miss. Sept. 7 Nebraska Lincoln, Neb. Sept. 14 Arkansas Fayetteville, Ark. Sept. 28 Boise State Boise, Idaho Oct. 5 FIU* Hattiesburg, Miss. Oct. 19 East Carolina* Greenville, N.C. Oct. 26 North Texas* Hattiesburg, Miss. Nov. 2 Marshall* Huntington, W.Va. Nov. 9 Louisiana Tech* Ruston, La. Nov. 16 FAU* Hattiesburg, Miss. Nov. 23 Middle Tennessee* Hattiesburg, Miss. Nov. 30 UAB* Birmingham, Ala.

the sporting world. Why do we allow the NFL to slip through the cracks? This is the same league that still doesn’t test for HGH - the most popular performance-enhancing substance in the business, and they’re getting away with it. Ray Lewis will play his final game Sunday and ride off into the sunset. His illustrious career will propel him into the Hall of Fame and he will be regarded as one of the most prolific linebackers in the history of the game. That cannot be denied. The legitimacy of his career can, and until he wants to address it, we can sit in silence and wait. The NFL would be proud. This was an article of opinion by Cory Gunkel, a writer for The Student Printz. Email questions or comments to cory.gunkel@eagles. usm.edu.

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Ray Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens listens to a question during Super Bowl Media Day on Tuesday in New Orleans. (George Bridges/MCT)

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Upcoming Games: 01/31/13

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10:00 a.m. Men’s Tennis at UNLV Las Vegas, Nev. All Day Track & Field, Cross Country Meyo Invitational South Bend, Ind.

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10:00 a.m. Men’s Tennis at UC Riverside Las Vegas, Nev.

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