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October 9, 2012

Volume 97 Issue 13



Century of visual arts at USM Paul White Printz Writer

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Southern Miss defense attempts to bring down a Boise State running back during the game played in Hattiesburg on Saturday.


Downtown Renaissance Festival revives Mobile Street cultural tradition

After a hot summer in which days were lazily spent on the porch or inside where the air is cool, fall has arrived, and Mobile Street welcomed it in. The seventh annual Mobile Street Renaissance Festival brought Mobile Street in downtown Hattiesburg back to life by attracting vendors, jazzy music and dozens of attendees over the weekend. For many years, Mobile Street was one of the hottest places for

live music in the Pine Belt. Bilal Hadji, a student visitor from France, attended the festival over the weekend. “One of my biggest interests is American culture, and I think the mixture of downtown Hattiesburg along with the experience I got from the Mobile Street Festival gave me a well rounded view of true Southern American lifestyle,” Hadji said. C.J, a kindergarten student from Oak Grove, played games with his neighborhood friends during the festival. “I’m having a fun time playing with friends,” C.J. said. “My favor-

ite part is the food and games.” The Mobile Street Renaissance Festival is a celebration honoring the heritage of the Mobile Street area of historic downtown Hattiesburg. The primary objective behind the festival is to keep Mobile Street marked as a destination place for blues and gospel music lovers all over, including freshman broadcast journalism major Ardan Thornhill. “Good jazz and blues music is hard to find,” Thornhill said. “I enjoy many things downtown Hattiesburg has to offer, but the Mobile Street Renais-

sance Festival definitely stands out. I like how the music sort of revives the neighborhood. It’s proof that music brings the community together.” The weekend-long celebration kicked off with a boxing match featuring Hub City Future Champs on the intersection of 6th and Mobile Streets on Friday evening. Saturday’s events included arts, crafts, art exhibits, a hop contest and the annual Sho’ Nuff Good Barbecue Cook-off. The weekend wrapped up with a closing gospel performance at 3 p.m. on Sunday.





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This semester marks the 100th anniversary of the first course in visual arts taught at the University of Southern Mississippi, and to celebrate the Museum of Art has opened an exhibition titled “Century of Drawing.” The opening reception was held Sunday, and the gallery will remain open through Nov. 7. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Century of Drawing is an exhibition that showcases drawings by alumni who have studied drawing and painting at USM over the years. The featured drawings are dated from early 1940s to the early 2000s. “The show features over eighty drawings and includes a wonderful variety of drawing styles, including landscape, still-life, figurative and abstraction; selections from the Museum of Art permanent collection and work by faculty who teach drawing in the Department of Art and Design,” said Museum of Art Director Mark Rigsby. Works of drawing and painting professor Jim Meade hang on the walls among the work of other alumni. Meade will be giving a gallery lecture titled “Consideration of Linear Composition and Space: The Paintings of Piero della Francesca” on Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. at the museum. “The opening was great,” Rigsby said. “We had a lot of alumni come from out of town, like Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, southern Mississippi, Florida, South Carolina and New Jersey. We must have had over a hundred people show.”

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HHDA to host downtown event Chase Ladner Printz Writer The Historic Hattiesburg Downtown Association (HHDA) will be holding the “All Aboard! Taste of Downtown” event Thursday evening at the Historic Train Depot. The event will be held from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. and will feature dishes from ten of Hattiesburg’s local restaurants, with each dish matched with a specially brewed beer from Keg and Barrel. The dishes range from Mediterranean cuisine to fruity desserts to pizza and will cost $35. This event also coincides with a new set of sculptures that were put on display within the train depot last week. “We want to show our best side,” Betsy Rowell, executive director of the HHDA, said. This is the third year that the association has put on this event and is the first time it is located in the downtown area. “We are trying to actually introduce people to downtown,” Rowell said. Guest will be treated to jazz mu-

sic from the Hattiesburg Concert Association and will be among the toy themed sculptures on display. University of Southern Mississippi students and faculty and residents of Hattiesburg crafted many of the statues, and several are interactive. “We’ll have the music, the food, great people and a wonderful atmosphere,” Rowell said. Rowell and the HHDA approached John Neal, owner of Keg and Barrel, about the event. He and his brewer Ben Green have looked at many of the dishes and worked on creating unique brews to compliment each dish. Some of the examples include beer that has been fermented with fruits to go along with a dessert and a drink reminiscent of whisky to go along with a dish that uses it as an ingredient. Perhaps the most notable brew Neal and Green are offering is “Kiss my Landmass,” which has been made with water gathered from Hurricane Isaac from the Gulf Coast and purified in Jackson. This will be going with The Depot Coffee House and Bistro’s dish and is naturally only available in limited quantities. To register for the event, visit http://www.downtownhattiesburg. com/under registration.

art, from 1 As the crowd grew, so did the interest of the people studying each piece of art. “I could have stood there for hours looking at those pieces,” alumna Theresa Baldo said. “I want some of them on my wall at home. Coming into it as someone who has graduated and gotten out of the art scene, it inspires me to get back into it.” “I feel very connected to the

museum,” said Frances Karnes, director of the Center for Gifted Studies at USM. “They have such wonderful shows.” According to Rigsby, the show was made possible through the support of Partners for the Arts. More information about the Museum of Art and the Department of Art and Design can be found online at

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Student Shout-outs

National Anti-Bullying Month kicks off Carly Tynes Printz Writer

What should the new flag at the student section say? I think Dr. Greene’s ‘Letter to the Editor’ was outstanding. If more of the faculty felt like she does we would have less of a problem. Drink fewer sodas, and feel the difference! If your ‘handicap’ is weighing 300 pounds then take the stairs. It will be good for you - and you never know, you may like the exercise. I never knew that the quarterback #2 was so FINE!!! #HeyBoo #SMTTT The “letter to the editor” in Thursday’s paper about the smoke-free campus was perfection. Amen! The Southern Miss NPHC Homecoming step show “Keep Calm and Step” will be Friday October 19 at The Lake Terrace Convention Center! Make sure you get your tickets early!!! #SMTTT Hi peeps, Pineapple liberator here, thanks whoever wants me to be president, if I were, life would be easier for you all, but I’d hate it. Pineapple liberator out. Hey, woman in the math zone. Firstly, don’t speak if you can’t speak in English. Secondly, you helped my friend with a math problem and she was still confused... probably because you said 8-2=4. Good job Come out to Smooth Sounds every Tuesday and Thursday from 12-1 at the Powerhouse! Listen to live music from students while you eat! To the two guys who found my dog on Hardy St. and made sure she got home safe, thank you. You have no idea how much she means to me, and it’s nice to know there are awesome people in Hattiesburg. To the people who take the elevator to the second floor... We apologize. We know now that some of you has handicaps.

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October 2012 is National Bullying Prevention Month, and PACER is making it known that the “end of bullying begins with you.” PACER started the campaign in 2006, and it turned into a monthlong event campaign by 2012. PACER is the organization behind bullying prevention. PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center coined the powerful phrase, “The end of bullying begins with you.” Hundreds of thousands of students stay home from school each year, and nearly 30 percent of those students are bullies or victims of bullying, according to ABC News. Brittany Ainsworth, a senior elementary education major, said her department prepares future teach-

ers to identify bullying and make their classrooms a safe place. “They are making sure we, as future teachers, know that one of the most important things teachers can do is to have a safe classroom environment for the students to come to each day,” Ainsworth said. “They are making sure we understand it is the teacher’s responsibility to make sure their classroom is a safe environment surrounded by acceptance and respect.” Recently, Jennifer Livingston, a news anchor from Wisconsin, revealed an email she received from a man who said he was “concerned with her unchanging physical condition” and stepped forward with a powerful message regarding her stance on bullying and how it starts with changes at home and in the community. Reality television shows, such as “Real Housewives of New Jer-

sey,” has left many speechless. The cast of the show has taken things to an even more ruthless level, bullying women who have had Lap Band surgery in order to lose weight. One cast member has even been bullied because of her controversial past, which may not even be true. Young women and men are growing up in a society that gives all the tools to bullies and then gets angry whenever the bully uses the tools to his or her advantage. PACER’s goal is to try to prevent bullying before it even starts by giving those aiming for prevention accurate tools in order to help him or her succeed with the bullying prevention plans. According to the Bullying Statistics website (, bully victims (whether bullied physically, emotionally, through the Internet by cyberbullying or through sexting) are two to

nine times more likely to consider suicide than non-bully victims. What college students do to help prevent bullying? Unite with PACER and the National Bullying Prevention Month campaign to take an active stance against bullying. Krissy Liles, a senior elementary education major, believes the bully should be helped along with the bully victim. Liles also said that prevention could start anywhere. “Since children watch and learn from everything they see and hear, it is important that we all show them how important it is not to bully others,” Liles said. “Bullying prevention can truly start anywhere. We must be mentors and role models for children because they see and copy everything we do.” To find out how to get involved with PACER and their mission to prevent bullying nationally, visit


Super foods to boost brain power Kathryn Miller Printz Writer

Many students at USM are not looking forward to midterms: allnighters and coffee binges. However, the most important thing to worry about during midterms is health. Many students get sick before, during or after midterms because of a lack of sleep from studying, stress and lack of nutritional meals. “It is really important not to stress because the more you stress, the sicker you will get,” said Trevor Gray, an employee at All Health. Gray also said it is important to eat a balanced meal three times a day with snacks in between. Research has shown that certain foods help attention span and focus. Taking the time to fix a healthy snack or cook a nutritious meal could be the determinate to some students’ midterm grades. Lauren Royerre, a student at USM, said she eats at Subway often because it is easy to get and close to the library. She also stocks up on cereal for quick meals. The following is a list of super brain foods for a positive, stress-free midterm week. • WHOLE-GRAIN—Cereals, whole-grain breads and popcorn boost blood flow to the brain. • NUTS—Walnuts, cashews, almonds and pecans clear up “brain fog,” enable clearer thinking, and are positive mood enhancers.

•BERRIES—Blueb erries strengthen the brain and help with cognitive processes. Strawberries improve brain cell abilities. Blackberries help protect the brain from oxidation stress and fights brain disease. • SEEDS—Sunflower seeds can boost mood and brainpower. Pumpkin seeds enhance memory and thinking skills. • GREEN TEA—When freshly brewed, it enhances memory and focus, fights mental fatigue and promotes relaxation. • EGGS—Nutrients help boost the memory center in the brain. • AVOCADOS—Contain mono-unsaturated fats, which contribute to healthy blood flow, which is the main requirement for a healthy brain. • BROCCOLI—Great source of vitamin K, which enhances cognitive function and improves brainpower. • EGGPLANT—The skin increases focus. • SPINACH—A diet rich in spinach significantly improves learning capacity and motor skills. • YOGURT—Calcium-rich foods improve nerve function. Yogurt improves alertness and memory. • CHOCOLATE—Dark chocolate has powerful antioxidants, which enhance focus and concentration and improve mood. Milk chocolate starts impulse control and reaction time. Chocolate has been known to improve visual and verbal memory.


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From Left to Right: The Presidential Debate Rachel Beech Web Editor Let’s be honest. Mitt Romney didn’t win the Presidential Debate last Wednesday because he hammered through the questions; he won because he lied not once, not twice, but several times. Hardly two weeks after a secretly recorded video clip of Romney saying that 47 percent of Americans are too dependent on government, he stoically stood next to President Barack Obama and defended his viewpoints at the first presidential debate of 2012. Governor Martin O’Malley of Maryland summed up the debate on CNN and said that Romney had promised “we can all eat cake and lose weight.” To my love for cake’s dismay, that ain’t gonna happen. Romney stuck with the ageold “say whatever it takes to get them to vote” strategy, using dramatic dialogue and phrases such as, “I don’t have a $5 trillion tax cut,” to sway voters. Instead of informing Americans of the cold hard facts about things that can realistically be done for our country, Romney dodged most questions with political rhetoric. Romney was very polished in Wednesday night’s political debate, but polished doesn’t mean honest. Romney’s performance revealed himself to be a skilled and unrepentant liar. He went against his very own policies by making up outrageous numbers to back up his barrage against the president. According to an article in “Rolling Stone,” writer Tim Dickinson lists a few of the many abominable lies Romney fed to Americans last Wednesday night: 1. “I don’t have a $5 trillion tax cut.” Romney flatly lied about the cost of his proposal to cut incometax rates across the board by another 20 percent (undercutting even the low rates of the Bush tax cuts). Independent economists at the Tax Policy Center have shown that the price tag for those cuts is $360 billion in the first year, a cost that extrapolates to $5 trillion over a decade

2. “I will not reduce the taxes paid by high-income Americans.” Romney has claimed that he will pay for his tax cuts by closing a variety of loopholes and deductions. The factual problem? Romney hasn’t named a single loophole he’s willing to close; worse, there’s no way to offset $5 trillion in tax cuts even if you get rid of the entire universe of deductions for the wealthy that Romney has not put off the table (like the carried interest loophole or the 15 percent capital gains rate.) The Tax Policy Center report concludes that Romney’s proposal would create a “net tax cut for high-

earners who hold part-time jobs as also being “out of work.” 4. Obamacare “puts in place an unelected board that’s going to tell people ultimately what kind of treatments they can have.” Romney is reviving Sarah Palin’s old death panels lie here. Obamacare does establish an Independent Payment Advisory Board to help constrain the growth of Medicare spending. The body has no authority to dictate the practices of the private insurance marketplace. And the law also makes explicit that this body is banned from rationing care or limiting

Tyler Hill News Editor After the presidential debate, I flipped through the news channels to see the overall consensus of what big-time commentators thought of the debate. To no one’s surprise, Fox News praised Romney for a job well done. CNN, the more moderate cable news channel, mostly agreed with Fox by saying Romney came out with a victory. Even MSNBC commentators offered analyses of the debate that favored Romney, despite their unconditional love

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income tax payers and a net tax increase for lower- and or middleincome taxpayers.” Moreover, some of Romney’s tax cuts are micro-targeted at American dynasties, particularly his proposal to eliminate the estate tax, which would reduce his own sons’ tax burden by tens of millions of dollars. 3. “We’ve got 23 million people out of work or [who have] stopped looking for work in this country.” Romney is lying for effect. The nation’s crisis of joblessness is bad, but not 23 million bad. The official figure is 12.5 million unemployed. An additional 2.6 million Americans have stopped looking for jobs. How does Romney gin up his eye-popping 23 million figure? He counts more than 8 million wage

medical benefits to seniors. 5. “Pre-existing conditions are covered under my plan.” In the biggest whopper of the night, Romney suggested that his health care proposal would guarantee coverage to Americans with preexisting conditions. This is just not true. Under Romney, if one has a pre-existing condition and has been unable to obtain insurance coverage or if one has had to drop coverage for more than 90 days because he lost your job or couldn’t afford the premiums, he would be out of luck. Insurance companies could continue to discriminate and deny coverage, as even Romney’s top adviser conceded after the debate was over. I’ll admit that I was blown away by Romney’s performance. I went so far as to messaging my friends telling them Obama better get his mojo back, but here’s what I concluded. Romney had a lot of intriguing points, but Obama’s reaction to that judgmental, finger-wagging conservative proved his authenticity, class and passion for the American people. This was an article of opinion by Rachel Beech, a writer for The Student Printz. Email questions or comments to rachel.beech@eagles.

for President Obama. Just when I thought everyone could agree Mitt Romney won, a CNN poll of registered voters who watched the debate caught me off guard. CNN’s poll found that 67 percent said that Romney won, while 25 percent said Obama. Granted, Romney won by 42 percent, but who can honestly say the opposite? To the 25 percent, what debate were you watching? I’m legitimately confused. Barack Obama in the 2008 debates was flawless. He easily wiped the floor with John McCain. His speeches were beautifully crafted to captivate the audience; his speaking skills were impeccable. Where was the 2008 Obama? It was as if he knew he was not doing well, hence him looking at the podium the whole night. Romney, on the other hand, took the crown for being the “great communicator.” After watching Romney in the Republican presidential debates, many assumed that he would not stand a chance against Obama, but, surprisingly, he came prepared ready to attack his opponent’s political philosophy and delivered his solution to America’s problems. Within the first three minutes of speaking, he delivered a simplified and easy to understand five-point

plan. Because the debates are limited to one and a half hours, the candidates must speak clearly, concisely and to the point, something Romney mastered. Romney also controlled the direction of the debate. Former PBS news anchor Jim Lehrer was the official moderator, but that did not stop Romney. Poor guy; he never stood a chance. For instance, during one of the segments, Romney demanded he be given the last word. When Lehrer said no, Romney spoke regardless. It showed that he was serious and ready to lead. Romney became the moderator. Mitt Romney claims his success as a businessman in the private sector will make him a great president, and there is no question he acted like a businessman. He came equipped with a plan that focused on fiscal responsibility, a method for job creation and, most importantly, a lot of statistics. He and his campaign team obviously anticipated Obama’s talking points because Romney unleashed statistics that undermined and destructed every argument. The night made Romney look like a teacher and Obama like a pupil. President Obama’s problem was not that he did not have his own ideas to pitch to the American public; his problem was that he did not care. It looked like he was bored. Like most, he did not anticipate Romney’s feistiness. What did both candidates do wrong? They told fibs on key parts of their policies and or records. For example, Romney claimed that his health care plan will make insurances cover people with pre-existing conditions. While it is true, he did not tell the whole truth. Romney did not say a person would have to have continuous health coverage in order to keep it in the face of a pre-existing condition. Romney was not the only Pinocchio, however. Obama kept touting his claim that he created five million jobs. No, Mr. President, that is not the whole story. That figure did not include all the jobs lost during his presidency, therefore only creating a net job gain of 700,000. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 4.4 million jobs were lost during the Obama administration. Both candidates should adopt the oath, “Tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.” The vice-presidential debate will be held Thursday at 8 p.m. central standard time.

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Final season of ‘Gossip Girl’ premieres Arielle Edwards Printz Writer It is finally autumn, and with the cold weather come the rumors of the CW’s “Gossip Girl.� The sixth and final season premiered Monday and left no questions answered and a lot of eyes rolling. Although this first episode drained some excitement for its viewers, it will still be one of the top rated shows of the fall, getting more dramatic and racy with every episode. The fifth season left viewers on edge as Daniel Humphrey paired up with Georgina to write a book to tell the dirty secrets of the infamous UpperEast Siders. The question is, will he go through with it? As these questions drop, so do jaws as the first scene opens with Blair and Chuck being intimate. We think they will finally be to-

gether despite all the obstacles only to have the world come crashing down as they make a pact to be together forever‌ just not yet. Remember Serena? Her mother doesn’t either. Lily does not even notice that her daughter has been gone all summer after she returns home from a vacation to find Serena’s things unpacked. The majority of the episode is spent trying to locate Serena with Georgina trying to sabotage her in hopes of an epic ending for Dan’s new book. Serena is found only after Nate trades in a big secret to

Gossip Girl to find her. With last season ending in a nasty fight between Blair and Serena, viewers wondered if the

best friends would reunite. Blair thinks they will be as she rushes to save her friend from trouble.

Once they are reconnected, Blair makes an uncharacteristic apology that Serena halfheartedly accepts. Blair questions her pact with Chuck after Dan says, “You think you two have an epic love, but all you have are excuses.� She later confronts Chuck while riding home after a night of Serena-hunting. The most heartmelting moment stars Chuck as he tells Blair that he would give up everything Courtsey Photo for her. He then pulls out a necklace and a ring that he was to propose with in a previous season. This fore-

shadows what we all hope to be a promise of a bright and rather large future between two individuals who never had a chance to be together. The drama and the intensity comes at twhe end of the episode as Dan enters his Brooklyn home to find his father entwined with Ivy (Charlie Rhodes). Ivy has been scheming with the real Charlie, but about what exactly, and why involve poor Rufus? With only nine episodes remaining, “Gossip Girl� promises its usual intensity and promiscuity that comes along with the Upper-East Siders. What will happen with our modern day Romeo and Juliet: Chuck and Blair? Will Serena tell her new lover the truth about her past? Will Rufus find out that Ivy is tricking him? As Gossip Girl says, that’s one secret I’ll never tell.


New ‘American Idol’ judges face conflict Arielle Edwards Printz Writer The new judges of American Idol were announced mid-September, with the beloved Randy Jackson returning for the 12th season of the ever-popular show. The personalities include country singer Keith Urban, rapper Nicki Minaj and pop diva Mariah Carey, and they have already spiced up the family-friendly show. According to, sev-

eral artists such as Katy Perry, Adam Lambert and Miley Cyrus were rumored to be on the list of choices. After several weeks of deliberation, FOX chose these three newbies to enter the show to make a big band, and boy, have they started off right. Fights have broken out between Minaj and Carey, allegedly leaving Carey feeling as though she needed to bump up her security due to claims that Minaj threatened to “shoot� her with a gun. FOX News Latino reported ru-

mors that Minaj threatened Carey on the “Idol� set. “Nicki walked off the set and multiple people heard Nicki say, ‘If I had a gun I would shoot the bitch,’ adding that Carey told her over the phone that ‘she can’t take a chance’ and has ‘hired extra security,’� Walters said. Reports say that Minaj has not apologized for lashing out at Carey, and after a meeting she said, “I love you, but we might fight again.� Carey responded, “No, we will not.�

After the fallout between the two, they were seen posing together for pictures. As for rebel Nicki, she took to Twitter to share her thoughts on the situation. “Hey yAll. Lets just say nicki said smthn about a gun. ppl will believe it zuz she’s a black rapper. Lmao. I’ll then hit up Barbara n milk it,� Minaj tweeted on Thursday. “I guess it hurts 2 have the producers tell u to ur face that nicki is the best judge we’ve had since Simon.�

“Awww, poor u. Keep them lies cmn. Barbara walters didn’t reach out from our team barbz. I guess we’re too dangerous. Don’t shake it u don’t wannA get shook!!!!� There are no detailed reports of what started the fight, leaving readers wondering if the feud between the two divas is really over. Will there be more trouble on “Idol?� Tune in January 2013 to see the drama play out on FOX.




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TOURS Red Hot Chilli Peppers The Red Hot Chili Peppers rocked the New Orleans Arena last Thursday, Oct. The Chili Peppers have been around for nearly 30 years, and they haven’t forgotten how to bring an astonishing show to a crowd of many generations. The band played a mix of older, classic songs such as “Scar Tissue” and “Under the Bridge” and newer songs such as “Monarchy of Roses” from their 2011 album “I’m With You”. The Chili Peppers even played “Apache Rose Peacock” from their 1991 album “Blood Sex Sugar Magik.” The song fired up the New Orleans crowd with the lyrics, “Mentally or physically/I wanna be in New Orleans.” The band members showed endless energy throughout the two to three hour show, despite the fact that lead singer, Anthony Kiedis, and bassist, Flea, will turn 50 next month. The Red Hot Chili Peppers tour will end in Cape Town, South Africa in Februrary 2013 after 126 shows worldwide. Jamie Gominge/Printz


‘Burg music scene catches second wind Paul White Printz Writer The Hattiesburg music scene is a juxtaposition of casual comfort and a sensation that has made my stomach turn for half a decade now. Just a few years ago, the Hattiesburg late-night social scene emanated nothing but good, funky tunes. Just a few years ago, there were also real bands, but something happened. I hesitate to point fingers and name names at the risk of angering a lot of fans. However, a plague of digital software technicians under the guise of “musicians” equipped with laptops and play buttons were set loose on not just Hattiesburg, but also the world. Do not get me wrong here. Some DJs can throw a great party and play the music to match, but that is all they are really selling – a gimmicky, often crass and usually tasteless party. It has never been about the music in this scene. It is about skeletal rearranging bass, drug-addled teenyboppers who do not realize they are actually twenty-something now and making mistakes so horrible that donkey down in Tijuana is giving you the stink-eye. Hell, I’ve made those mistakes myself. I’m not talking down from high atop a pedestal made of pretension – this is the voice of experience. That being said, with Hattiesburg being the hub of great local musicians in Mississippi and surrounding areas for years and the human condition being what it is, it did not take much to realize this local dubstep craze was (or is) a passing fad. “I really hate dub-step,” Univer-

sity of Southern Mississippi art major Rae Pullum said. “Its not even music to me. It’s just noise. I’m so excited about actual bands coming to play more.” Now that sufficient time has been spent rallying a group of pitchfork wielding dub-step fanatics, here is the point: Dub-step is dying in Hattiesburg. Real music is returning and bringing a breath of fresh air along with it. A war was waged, and as the outcome began to look bleak it now appears Hattiesburg’s music scene has regrouped and began a full frontal, albeit passive-aggressive, assault on the destructive forces that have raped our ears and pillaged our pockets for long enough. “I feel the music scene around here is on its rise, but at the same time it needs help from the venues,” Jamie Jordan, guitarist for local band Funky Ron and the Fungis, said. Classic hangout spots such as Downtown Grill & Grocery, Benny’s Boom Boom Room and the new and improved Thirsty Hippo are making valiant efforts to bring good tunes back to what was a dying scene. The Grill & Grocery holds open-mic night every Thursday, which gives opportunities for anyone to showcase their talents. It brings in various acts and makes for interesting evenings. The Boom Boom Room is constantly aflutter with local bands and often hosts bands from out of town. “Funk and Soul is all we ever really book,” Ben Shemper, owner of the Boom Boom Room said. “Dub-step came later, and now it’s really just secluded to Thursday nights. The music scene in Hattiesburg cycles but has no competition,

and we’re excited to be bringing it back again.” The Thirsty Hippo’s new outlook on life brings in bands from all over that are usually fairly successful. “We want this to grow,” owner Brad Newton said. “We want to start bringing in bigger bands and having bigger shows.” “With the Hippo coming back people are going to have more options again and things can only grow from there,” Shemper said. This semester alone, Hattiesburg has already been blessed with a wealth of talented musicians. Heartless Bastards gave an intimate in-store acoustic performance at T-Bone’s Records & Cafe and then rocked the house with a fullscale performance at the Thirsty Hippo back at the beginning of September. Then, just a couple of weeks later, the internationally known sounds of funk-jazz fusion band Snarky Puppy brightened up the ‘Burg for a night. Last Friday, the Boom Boom Room hosted the innovative, collaborative and funky sounds of TBird and the Breaks, who mixed up everything from 50s style swing to modern hip-hop to gospel to jazz. On Saturday, the Boom Boom Room let Mississippi native rockabilly heroes Mississippi Shakedown and Hattiesburg local prophets of funk Purpetrator take the stage and infect the crowd with their bodybouncing beats. Sunday night, The Tavern changed the pace a little bit and hosted techy-indie rock band Grass is Green, hailing all the way from Boston, who was accompanied by local indie/post-punk band Beastfoot. There is also a plethora of music to experience during October. On Saturday, Roundhouse Groove,

will funk up the ‘Burg with another show at the Boom Boom Room. Funky Ron and the Fungis will be the opening act that evening. “These cats live and die for the funk and will without a doubt make you move your bodies,” Zach Evans of Roundhouse Groove said. Funky Ron and the Fungis won the “Shed to Chedigny Battle of the Blues” competition last July, which earned them a trip to Chedigny, France to play the Chedigny Blues Festival in August 2011. JJ Grey & Mofro from Jacksonville, Fla. will bring their soulful sounds to Keg and Barrel on Sunday. On Oct. 23 and 24, Tim Reynolds – the guitarist from Dave Matthews

Band – will give a two night run at the Boom Boom Room. This is all fantastic progression, but it is only a fraction of the things to come as Hattiesburg’s music scene gets back on its feet. This particular college town has always had a certain appeal to all things local, whether it is music, food or business. Hattiesburgians have a big heart for local affection. We all need to help water the seeds of good music that have been planted, letting the music scene to grow and one day flourish. Keep going to shows. Keep supporting our musicians and the venues that give them a place to play.


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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Eagles 0-5 after loss to Boise State Ben Welch Printz Writer On their way to Mississippi, the Boise State equipment truck hit a cow. The cow fared better than Southern Miss did on Saturday, however; the cow at least put a dent in the truck. The rough season continued as the Golden Eagles fell to the Boise State Broncos 40-14. Five turnovers doomed Southern Miss. The Eagles out gained the Broncos offensively but could not put points on the board until late in the third quarter when Boise State had the game in hand. Southern Miss is now 0-5 on the season and still 0-1 in conference play. “They were frustrated, but the story of the game is turnovers. Five turnovers to one. That’s field position. That’s points. That’s everything. It’s the ability to stay on the field,” head football coach Ellis Johnson said after the game. “I did not think we played a continually physical time on defense, but I thought the turnovers just smothered us early in the game. You can’t take care of the football; you’re going to have a hard time beating a good football team, and Boise is a very good football team.” The Broncos went into halftime with a 23-0 lead due to a poor first half by the Eagles. Southern Miss’s first-half possessions included three punts, two missed field goals, two interceptions and two fumbles lost. Boise State scored 20 points thanks to a blocked extra point after three of the first half turnovers. The biggest score was the 33-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Joe Southwick to wide receiver Chris Potter

with 16 seconds left before halftime. “It was [a shot to the gut],” linebacker Dylan Reda said. “We went into halftime and Coach [Tommy] West said we just had to keep playing hard.” After throwing an interception on his first possession, Southwick finished the day completing 18 of his 27 pass attempts for 195 yards and three touchdowns. The Eagles countered with two quarterbacks. Starter Ricky Lloyd completed 12 of his 21 attempts for 143 yards, no touchdowns and both first half interceptions. Anthony Alford relieved Lloyd late in the third quarter and led Southern Miss on two touchdown drives on his first two possessions. Alford finished with seven completions on his 15 attempts for 100 yards passing, 37 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown. After the game, both quarterbacks shared their thoughts on the game. “Some of the play calls were kind of iffy,” Lloyd said. “We killed ourselves with a couple penalties here and there and the turnovers. Once we fix that, there’ll be no stopping us.” “I had an opportunity to go in during the second half and tried to make the best of it,” Alford said. “I was more comfortable than I’ve been in the last four or five games. We have to cut down on the mental mistakes. We’ll be fine if we keep working, keep each other up and if we all stay positive.” Running back Desmond Johnson rushed for more than 100 yards for the first time this season. He also added his first rushing touchdown on the season. Defensive lineman

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Southern Miss defense attempts to bring down a Boise State running back during the game played in Hattiesburg on Saturday.

Jamie Collins also continued his impressive senior season. Collins notched his third sack of the year while also recording 10 total tackles. The Golden Eagles will travel to Orlando, Fla. next weekend in search of their first win when they face the Golden Knights of Central Florida. The Knights boast a 3-2

overall record and a 1-0 conference record. Their losses were on the road to Big-10 foe Ohio State and at home to Missouri of the SEC. Southern Miss has wrapped up their non-conference schedule and will face seven straight conference foes. There is still the opportunity to win the division and the conference championship,

but a win this Saturday will be key. “We’re all human, and we’re all down right now, but we’re going to start back up tomorrow and continue growing and practicing hard,” defensive lineman Khalid Wilson said. “We’re still fighting to get that conference championship. I feel like we’re close to turning it around.”


Volleyball drops two at home over the weekend Ben Welch Printz Writer The Lady Eagles volleyball team returned home to Reed Green Coliseum over the weekend after a threegame road trip. Non-conference play was not kind to the young Eagles, as they posted a 4-8 record in four tournaments. Conference play provided Southern Miss with a chance to start fresh, and they took advantage. Wins over Tulane and East Carolina helped the Eagles notch a 2-2 record against conference foes. Friday, Conference-USA leader Tulsa visited Hattiesburg looking to stay undefeated in conference play. The Lady Eagles might have played their best set of the year to open the match against the Golden Hurricanes. After trailing 6-1, Southern Miss used a five-point run to tie the set. It was the first of 11 ties for a set that also saw four lead changes. The Eagles ended up taking the set 25-21. Tulsa controlled the rest of the match, winning the next three sets.

They took the second set 25-19, but Southern Miss never led nor tied the set and never felt as close as the score indicated. After a 1-1 tie in the third set, the Hurricanes pounded the Eagles in convincing fashion to the tune of 25-8. Southern Miss failed to fair much better in the fourth and final set, as Tulsa took that one 25-14. Senior outside hitter Tyler Henderson led the way for the Golden Hurricanes with 22 kills. Tulsa senior setter Jordan Clampitt recorded 32 assists while her sister, Bailey, chipped in 15 more assists. Southern Miss was led by senior outside hitter Halie Ecker with 14 kills and sophomore setter Kristen Fleming with 29 assists and 16 digs. Sophomore Jasmine Crowell, the team’s leader in kills this season, was held below her average with four for the match. The Mustangs of Southern Methodist visited Hattiesburg on Sunday as the Golden Eagles looked to return to a .500 record in conference play. Southern Miss was in full control of the first set after another strong start before the Mustangs reeled off an 11-3 run to steal it.

A lack of ability to stop large runs once again doomed the Eagles as Southern Methodist rode the momentum to a 3-0 set sweep: 25-23, 25-13 and 25-16. Sophomore Caroline Young led the way for SMU with 12 kills, while seniors Olivia Bailey and Susan Lewis added 32 assists and 14 digs, respectively. Southern Miss had two kill leaders, as Crowell and freshman Quinci Hayward recorded nine apiece. Senior Elizabeth Rinaudo added 13 digs to the losing effort. The Lady Eagles fell to 6-12 on the season and 2-4 in conference. Southern Miss will hit the road for three straight road games against UAB, Memphis and UCF. The next home game will be against the Golden Knights of UCF on Oct. 21. “We have to learn from losses and continue to get better each and every day,” volleyball coach Abbey Sutherland said. “They have improved since day one, and we definitely have more opportunities to get wins. We have to play tough, play together and rise to the challenge.”



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