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October 30, 2012


Volume 97 Issue 18


Sophomore crowned Miss USM Mary Margaret Halford Executive Editor

After weeks of preparation, a University of Southern Mississippi sophomore was chosen to represent the university in Vicksburg this summer at the Miss Mississippi pageant. Hannah Roberts, a biochemistry major from Mt. Olive, was crowned Miss University of Southern Mississippi Saturday night at Hattiesburg’s Lake Terrace Convention Center. “I’m very excited to represent the university and hopefully be a role model to young girls,” Roberts said. “I always looked up to Miss Mississippi contestants when I was little and really would like to be that person for someone else.” Roberts was one of 14 vying for the Miss USM crown. The contestants were all judged in the categories of swimsuit, talent, individual interview and evening gown with onstage question. For her talent, Roberts played Pupil’s Concerto No. 2 Op. 13 by Fredreich Seitz on classical violin. Roberts said she stayed up-todate on current events by watching news channels and practiced her violin every day to get ready for the pageant. “I was very excited and sur-

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Hannah Roberts, a sophomore biochemistry major from Mount Olive, Miss., shows her excitement after winning the 2013 Miss University of Southern Mississippi scholarship pageant.

prised [when I won],” Roberts said. “I also felt very blessed with all of the support I received from

my family, friends and sorority.” Roberts will receive a $1,500 scholarship in addition to her crown.

First runner-up at Miss USM was senior Ann Claire Reynolds, who won a $700 scholarship. Second runner-

up was senior Elizabeth Keihn, who received a $500 scholarship.


SOAR simplifies student scheduling Chris Greene Webmaster

Just in time for spring registration, the registrar’s office has released a new update to SOAR that simplifies the scheduling process for students. “We want to get the word out to the campus community about this exciting new functionality


we’ve added to help students find a great schedule in the advisement process,” said Debby Hill, associate registrar. “Once logged into SOAR, students are able to access a schedule planner link that will allow students to enter their desired courses, customize their breaks and then generate all the possible schedules based on our current course offerings.” The schedule planner allows for students to input the times in

their schedule they will be busy or do not want classes, and then the planner will try and create a schedule based on the times inputted. After a student finds a suitable schedule, he or she can send the schedule to the shopping cart and complete the registration process as normally done. “While the schedule planner and shopping cart do not save seats prior to registration, we will have the ability to monitor course

selections and run analysis on course demand,” said Hill. Melanie Hall, an accounting major at USM, has already tried out the new system. “Well, one aspect that I know some people will enjoy is you can actually click the campus you want to sign up for,” Hall said. “I’ve had several friends who live on campus who accidentally signed up on the Coast. It also seems like a time saver, but it’s something that will take some get-






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ting used to.” The new schedule planner can be found by logging into SOAR and clicking “Schedule Planner” link under the Student Center area. SOAR also provides help videos that are accessible from the planner. Student registration on Nov. 5 through Nov. 8 for those with enrollment appointments, and open registration is on Nov. 12 through Jan. 18.


Calendar ........................ 2 News .............................. 3 Arts & Entertainment......4 Opinion.........................5 Sports..............................6 Feature ............................7


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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Mark Your Planner 2 30 31 1 3 9 a.m. Gay Straight Alliance T-Shirt Sales TCC Atrium 2

8 a.m. SOCiety - Halloween Bake Sale LAB 2nd Floor Lobby

9 a.m. Gay Straight Alliance

9 a.m. Gay Straight Alliance

T-Shirt Sales TCC Atrium 2

T-Shirt Sales TCC Atrium 2

10 a.m. SPEAK Southern Miss HIV Awareness and Testing Union A and Union Lobby

9 a.m. Gay Straight Alliance T-Shirt Sales TCC Atrium 2

10 a.m. Zeta Phi Beta: “Can We Pay Your Bills“ Union Lobby

6 p.m. SMAC Friday Night at The Fountain Centennial Lawn

10:45 a.m. Campus Citivitan Breast Cancer Awareness Union Lobby

10:45 a.m. Campus Civitan Breast Cancer Awareness Union Lobby

11 a.m. SGA Help Stop Hunger Now Shoemaker Square

7 p.m. Pi Kappa Alpha Ice Cream Fundraiser Shoemaker Square

11 a.m. SGA Helps Stop Hunger Now Shoemaker Square

11 a.m. SGA Helps Stop Hunger Now Shoemaker Square

7 p.m. R.U.F. Large Group Bible Study Stout Hall Room B

12:30 p.m. CPC Cultural Sensitivity Training Union H

6 p.m. Chi Alpha Meeting TCC Room 210

7 p.m. Zeta Phi Beta - Smashing Stereotypes TCC 216

Happy Saturday!

6 p.m. Century Park Academic Fair CP Green Space and Courtyards

student SHOUT-OUTS To submit your comment for the Student Shout-outs visit

5 THINGS YOU PROBABLY DIDN’T KNOW about pumpkins *Pumpkin seeds that date back 9,000 years have been found in caves in Mexico. *The largest pumpkin ever grown weighed 1,140 pounds. *“Pumpkin” first appeared in the 17th century when the Cinderella fairy tale was written. *Pumpkins are grown all over the world on six of the seven continents. Antarctica is the exception. *The largest pumpkin pie ever made was over five feet in diameter and weighed over 350 pounds. It used 80 pounds of cooked pumpkin, 36 pounds of sugar, 12 dozen eggs and took six hours to bake.

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Local film to be screened downtown Tyler Hill News Editor

The University of Southern Mississippi chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) is teaming up with local business Little Dog Cinema to screen the local indie film “Hickory Never Bleeds” on Wednesday. “Hickory Never Bleeds” is a science-fiction “mockumentary” film that follows a group of small town residents in search of an “unseen threat in the woods.” The film allows the “quirky town residents to share their theories on what’s lurking in the woods, and what they think should be done about it,” according to the film’s website. Senior marketing major and AMA Vice President of Communications Kevin Buckley said the event is one of a kind. “What’s absolutely unique about this event is that both the business and the feature presentation are local,” Buckley said. “Hickory Never Bleeds” was produced by Frank Ladner, who is from Poplarville, Miss. It was filmed in rural areas of south Mississippi and uses local resi-

dents as the actors and crew. The business screening the film is Little Dog Cinema, a local business that hosts screenings of films outdoors for events, backyard parties and fundraisers. Little Dog Cinema is also owned and operated by local citizen and USM graduate, Ronnie Venable. Little Dog Cinema’s last screening was “Shawshank Redemption” at the Keg and Barrel. The AMA has had an active chapter at Southern Miss for the past decade, but Buckley says they are reinventing it by helping local businesses like Little Dog Cinema. AMA is a national collegiate and professional organization that focuses on providing opportunities and experiences for students to connect the content learned from classrooms to careers. AMA participates in community service and fundraising events. The screening of “Hickory Never Bleeds” will be held in downtown Hattiesburg on Front Street at 6:30 p.m. The event will have a costume contest, an outdoor movie, a photobooth and an after party at the BoomBoom Room. There are no admission charges, but donations will be accepted. Lawn chairs are recommended.

Buckley said students, faculty, staff and residents of Hattiesburg should attend the event. “This is such a unique experience to have and to participate in,” Buckley said. How often do you get to enjoy a locallyproduced film put on by a local outdoor film specialist? To learn more about the film, visit


All Serious Physical Science Students A must read

Foundations of Physics By

Joseph M. Brown

Ph.D., Purdue University, 1952

• Starts with basic Newtonian particles • Derives conservation of mass, momentum, and energy • Derives Newton’s equations of motion • Shows why Maxwell-Boltzmann gas parameters vr and vm arranged as [(vr - vm ) / vm ] 2 =( 3π/8 –1)2= 1/137.1 is fundamental to quantum mechanics 6 • Shows how neutrinos develop 10 newton thrust • Proves that Newtonian particles can form stable inhomogeneous states – the neutrinos • Shows why fundamental angular momentum has one value – ½ Planck’s constant • Shows what produces the magnitude of the proton mass

• Shows how hydrogen is formed • Shows what causes electric charge • Derives the strong nuclear force • Shows how matter motion is accomplished • Shows what causes matter waves and magnetism • Derives superconductivity • Derives the neutron and what causes nuclear decay • Shows exactly what a photon is • Shows what causes gravitation • Shows how atoms are formed • Shows how stars are formed • Shows why photons decay with travel • Shows why matter we see was formed 10 10 years ago

Other books by Dr. Brown The Grand Unified Theory of Physics, ISBN 9780971294462, 2004, $29.95

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Supporters of the Tails and Ales event swarm the Keg and Barrel on Thursday night to find the perfect pet, donate money, enjoy good food and take part in the pet costume contest. The event was hosted by Southern Pines Animal Shelter and the Keg and Barrel, and guests paid $20 for an event t-shirt, complimentary beer and $10 gift certificate to the Keg. Many guests also brought their pets to the event on leashes and got the chance to adopt new pets. All proceeds from the event went to the Southern Pines Animal Shelter.

The Neutrino, ISBN 9780971294479, 2012, $29.95

The comprehensive unified theory showing what the neutrino structure Finally a rigorous proof is obtained of the must be neutrino structure which is a counter example to the second law of The Chemistry and Mechanics of Human thermodynamics. The neutrino is a Aging, translating tornado-like stable flow ISBN 9780971294486, 2008, $19.95 pattern. An increment of torsional strain is induced in DNA at each division – Principles of Science, probably the cause of aging. ISBN 0-9626768-0-2, 1991, $39.95 Photons and the Elementary Particles, ISBN 9780971294455, 2011, $29.95 Language and mathematics foundations The detailed structure of the photon is are derived. Also an outline of a unified science theory is presented. derived.

See the destruction of age-old misconceptions of the Universe

• Counter example to the Second Law of Thermodynamics • Einstein’s theory of relativity is erroneous – see how to find the absolute speed of the earth • See the fallacy of the expanding Universe

Basic Research Press 120 East Main Street Hard Back: $29.95 Starkville, MS 39759 ISBN-978-0-9883180-0-7 662-323-2844

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‘American Horror Story: Asylum’ terrifies viewers Carly Tynes Printz Writer “American Horror Story: Asylum� is nothing short of the horror in which its title says the show will depict. “American Horror Story� premiered its second season by hitting all areas on the scare spectrum, leaving viewers both shocked and wanting more after just a few minutes of the season’s opener. Season two has incorporated the same actors with different storylines for each of the characters and takes viewers on a journey through the life of tortured patients at an insane asylum. Writers for “American Horror Story� have definitely hit viewers with the shock factor when the season opened immediately with sex, a missing arm and Adam Levine. The first episode took us back to the 1960s to get a glimpse of the country’s political atmosphere at that time. We witness racism and heavy discrimination against an interracial couple and against a lesbian couple. The first season focused on the Harmon family’s move from Boston to Los Angeles into a house where the home’s former guests haunted them. Throughout season one, various twists and turns took place, leaving viewers feeling suspense and anxiety. The season revealed the family’s constant struggle between accepting life, death and everything in between. “American Horror Story: Asylum� feeds viewer’s desires to witness the haunting things we obviously don’t see in our every day lives: actual

deaths are witnessed, extraterrestrial beings make an appearance, more sex, exorcisms, demons and doctors and Catholic nuns gone wrong. “Asylum� also reveals the horrible treatment of patients placed in in-

sane asylums during that time. Viewers should also take note of the parallel between the first season of “American Horror Story� and its second season. The characters are trapped inside whatever building

the season focuses on. For instance, in season one, once a character died, he or she was trapped inside the house the Harmon’s lived in and could not leave. In season two, every patient checked into the insane asy-

lum cannot leave, even though some have already tried to escape. At first, I was horrified that I was watching such a show. My roommate was an avid “American Horror Story� viewer last season and has found herself shocked and almost disgusted with the new season. We both agree that “American Horror Story: Asylum� is definitely pushing the boundaries of what a commonly watched television show is revealing and what will leave viewers questioning their own sanity. Although a clear storyline for season two has not been revealed to us yet, I feel that is exactly what will keep viewers coming back to continue the season. Something about the show has kept me glued to the television and will undoubtedly keep me glued to the television for the rest of the season, no matter how shocking, creepy or just downright wrong the show gets to be. Tune in on Wednesday nights at 9 p.m. on FX to get your dose of the show critics are saying is getting “darker by the week�’ and keep in mind that we’re only two episodes in. It’s only going to get worse before it gets any better or you could just accept that it’s never going to get better because it is “American Horror Story� we’re talking about here.

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Student Shout-outs

Okay, I understand starting out with a rough season but losing EVERY game is a little ridiculous. Someone get Coach Fedora back please! Students, we need to take a closer look at our leadership. . . #impeachbutler

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Halloween: Going from innocent to scandalous Kathryn Miller Printz Writer

Why are you still sitting in the upI remember when Halloween was per deck? Come down to the about dressing up as princess and lower level, friend. We’re just walking through my neighborhood glad to have anyone in the stacollecting candy from door to door. dium at this point. Now, when I think of Halloween, I To the girl early Thursday visualize adults at a costume party morning down past the Eagle dancing crazily and wearing proWalk who saw me, got off vocative clothing. More importantly, the sidewalk into the street, where has all the candy gone? All I and got back on the sidewalk see is “party drinks” being served. It after I had walked by (like I might just be that I’m getting older didn’t notice you) DON’T NO- or that our society is changing, but Halloween is no longer seen as a BODY WANT YOU! children’s holiday. Halloween has beStop saying “USM is for Rom- come a giant costume party, giving ney” cause I’m #TEAMOBAMA!! men and women the chance to dress scandalously without judgment. That is all. Costumes such as “slutty” Big Bird and “scandalous” Elmo are on the To see your anonymous comment market everywhere. These costumes in The Student Printz, submit appear to look like the cartoons but it under the ‘Contact’ tab on have added extras, such as yellow


fishnet stockings to match the outfit. Yes, dressing up as your favorite cartoon character that you loved as a kid is memorable, but kind of perverted when you add booty shorts and crop top to the mix. The great thing about Halloween is that we have the opportunity to be someone we’re not and dress up as something we always wanted to be. One great example of how provocative Halloween has gotten is the Halloween scene from “Mean Girls.” Regina George, the leader of “the plastics,” dresses up as a Playboy bunny to portray herself as dominant and seductive. The interesting thing that happens is when Cady Heron, a social outcast, walks in the party dressed as a dead bride. Cady was just trying to be scary for Halloween whereas Regina just wanted to impress the hottest guy ever, Aaron Samuels. Also, if you are wearing something provocative, do not chuckle and say you’re just like that one cartoon character. Captain Obvious is at the party, and he can see right through that white lie. For instance, judgment is shown upon Karen Smith when she points at her mouse

ears and says, “I’m a mouse, duh.” No actually Karen, you look like a Playboy bunny wearing a leotard. The disturbing thing is society has encouraged us to dress this way. The movies and TV shows we watch all show wild costume parties with people in scandalous costumes happening on Halloween. Now, there is nothing wrong with feeling hot and wanting to show a little skin, but there comes a point where a girl is showing too much skin and people are starting to make assumptions. I’m not a nun by any means, but there is a way to be classy and cute on Halloween rather than becoming a hotter version of Pocahontas. Halloween should not be about who wins “most revealing costume.” It should be about enjoying a night off from your normal life with your friends while dancing with a stranger in a Buzz Light Year costume.

Student Shout-outs

As much as I just love working on my paper drenched in sweat, could we maybe get some cool air here in the Cook Library, please? It has been rather hot in here this past week. I asked kindly... if that helps speed the process up any... Was anyone else sweating profusely in the library thursday night? Is the library working to combat the freshman 15 by doubling as a sauna? Headphones are made for you and your ears only to listen to music. If I can hear it 3 seats down from me, it’s too loud.

ATTENTION ALL USM STUDENTS: Apparently the Starbucks on campus closes at 4:47 pm on Saturdays instead of This was an article of opinion by 5:00pm. Plan accordingly. BEKathryn Miller, a writer for the CAUSE THEY SURE AS H*LL Student Printz. Email questions WON’T SERVE YOU! or comments to kathryn.miller@


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Southern Miss in the spotlight With the Southern Miss Golden Eagles 0-8 for the first time since 1976, and with the 18-year winning season streak already finished, it is a tough time to be a Golden Eagle fan. The national media is beginning to notice how drastic things have changed from last year to now. Here’s what a few had to say: Pat Forde, Yahoo! Sports @YahooForde: Forget Ark, Mich St, Tex -- the worst is Southern Miss. Eagles 0-7 and losing by 21 to Rice. Stuart Mandel, Sports Illustrated @slmandel Can anyone explain the complete implosion of Southern MIss? From 12-2 to 0-8. Bruce Feldman, CBS Sports @BFeldmanCBS Wow.. 2-6 Rice is thumping winless Southern Miss, 38-10. Stunning just how bad USM has gotten in a yr. Patrick Magee, Biloxi Sun Herald @Patrick_Magee The #SouthernMiss 2012

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season will go down as 1 of the worst reversals of fortune in recent college football history Dennis Dodd, CBS Sports @dennisdoddcbs Somewhere Jeff Bower is kicking back, feet up with a cocktail just smiling. Look what he built at Southern MIss. Look where it is now. David Brandt, Associated Press @davidbrandtAP It appears the only winless teams remaining in the FBS are UMass and Southern Miss. Yes, it’s bad for the Golden Eagles. ESPN College Football @ESPNCFB #RaspberryAlert: #SouthernMiss now 0-7 after 59-24 undressing by #Marshall tonight. USM hasn’t been winless this late in season since 1976 Dan Wolken, USA Today @DanWolken I really can’t believe Southern Miss has gone from 18 straight winning seasons to 0-7

Long season gets longer in Houston Ben Welch Printz Writer

For the first time in 18 years Southern Miss fielded a football team that was guaranteed to have a losing season. The Eagles came into the game one of two winless teams in the nation. The Rice Owls kept Southern Miss on that list. The Golden Eagles fell to the Owls 44-17 in Houston on Saturday. Redshirt sophomore quarterback Arsenio Favor became the fourth different starting quarterback for Southern Miss this season, an NCAA high. He finished completing 10 of his 22 pass attempts for 180 yards and two interceptions. Favor added 102 yards on the ground with a rushing touchdown. The two interceptions were two of the five turnovers for the Eagles on the day. Walk-on quarterback Cole Weeks also threw an interception during his brief

time replacing Favor. Southern Miss also fumbled twice, once by Favor and once by running back Kendrick Hardy. Southern Miss matched the Owls in almost every important offensive category. The Eagles gained 372 yards on offense; the Owls gained 370. The Eagles held the ball for 29:55 minutes; the Owls controlled the ball for 28:13 minutes. Both teams converted 19 first downs. The difference in the game was turnovers and big plays. Rice was led by running back Turner Peterson who rushed for 136 yards, ran for a touchdown and caught a 38 yard touchdown pass. Quarterback Taylor McHargue started the game for the Owls and finished with 80 yards through the air and one touchdown. Driphus Jackson also saw time at quarterback, throwing for 92 yards and two touchdowns. As a team, the Owls only

completed 11 passes. Those 11 passes went for an average of 15 yards a piece and three went for touchdowns. The Owls used several big plays to earn their first conference win. Rice scored on passes of 38, 35 and 25 yards. With eight minutes left in the third quarter, Paul Porras took a 75 yard interception back for a touchdown. That play killed a nine play drive and any chance of a comeback by the Eagles. Southern Miss will face the Blazers of Alabama Birmingham this weekend in M.M. Roberts Stadium. UAB currently owns a three game winning streak against the Eagles. It will be the ninth try for Southern Miss for their first win of the season. Only Massachusetts, who is in their first season of Division I play, can match Southern Miss with a winless record.


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10/27 at Rice L, 44-17

Women’s Volleyball: 10/26 vs. Marshall W, 3-0 10/28 vs. East Carolina W, 3-2

Women’s Soccer: 10/26 vs. UCF L, 4-0

Track & Field, Cross Country: 10/29 6th/154 pts.

Southern Miss Sports: Upcoming Games 11/01/12 7:30 p.m. Basketball vs. St. Catharines College Hattiesburg, Miss.

11/03/12 6:30 p.m. Football vs. UAB Hattiesburg, Miss.

11/02/12 7:00 p.m. Women’s Volleyball at Rice Houston, Texas

11/04/12 1:00 p.m. Women’s Volleyball at Houston Houston, Texas

All Day Men’s Tennis Alabama Invitational Tuscaloosa, Ala.

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Real Halloween horrors scare students Kathryn Miller Printz Writer This Halloween, many students at Southern Miss will be attending a costume party or watching Paranormal Activity 4 with a few close friends. No matter what age though, the majority of students cannot resist the one horror of Halloween: CANDY. One may not realize how excessive candy is during Halloween and how bad it is for one if we eat too much of it. Deidre Imus, a Fox News writer, says, “Not only is processed candy made almost entirely of highly refined (and difficult to digest) sugars like high fructose corn syrup, they are rife with artificial colors, fat, sodium, and other worthless components.” The real horror is one can find themselves with ten candy wrappers around oneself and not realize where all those wasted calories went along with an aching belly. Imus says she likes to eat and give out dark chocolate because it helps lower

people’s blood sugar levels. A lot of students may be unaware of another horror; the masks and makeup bought for costumes are full of toxic substances that are in things like cleaning supplies and personal care products. “Go green by reusing clothing and other supplies you’ve already go on hand in the house, or stop by secondhand store pick up whatever accessories you may need,” says Imus. Also, the Environmental working group suggests avoiding the use of face paints and lipsticks that contain lead, which can cause cancer or skin irritations. So if one plans on being an elaborate Disney character, dig out that crafty side and spend an evening making an

original costume. One will not have to worry about the toxic horrors of an expensive costume anyways. Finally, the scarie s t , most

controversial Halloween horror of all: Can you literally be scared to death? Most scientists say yes but that the phenomenon is rare. Martin A. Samuels, a chairman of the neurology department at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, says there is a lot of people who have died in frightening situations such as a child who died on an amusement park ride, car accident victims with minor injuries, and even victims of break-ins whose assailants never touched them. “The unifying factor is that the nervous

system controls the heart and it can do a lot of damage,” says Dr. Samuels. Dr. Samuels also says that most people who die in these situations had sudden heart failures that were perfectly healthy an hour earlier. Fox News says “being scared to death” shows how fear from the brain can affect the heart, specifically with a rush of adrenaline. In a sociological perspective, Ann Kinnell, a sociology professor at Southern Miss, says, “So if everyone around you is acting terrified this could enhance your own feelings of terror and increase the stress hormones that are released by the body.” Kinnell also says that the social cues are leading us to feel more stress not less, which for people with heart conditions would be bad. Therefore, is it our own fear or the fear of others as well? Therefore, students should keep any eye out for the things they are most scared of on Halloween; whether it is clowns or a girl dressed up as the “Grudge.” Dressing up and acting scary are all fun and games but sometimes real horrors can affect our life.


Repertory Dance Company: Dancing in the streets Paul White Printz Writer With the Mannoni Performing Arts Center under renovation, the University of Southern Mississippi’s Repertory Dance Company, or RDC, is taking its fall performances out into the streets of downtown Hattiesburg. The RDC company will be holding multiple performances

until Nov. 10 at various locations such as the Hattiesburg Zoo, the Holloway Transfer and Storage Building, Click Boutique, 206 Front and in the alleys and hidden locations of downtown Hattiesburg. “As a whole, the theory behind it on an educational basis, is to create site specific dances in unlikely places and to broaden the artistic views of the Hattiesburg community,” said

senior dance performance and choreographer major Kristin Rizzuto. While the company has already held two performances at the annual ZooBoo event at the Hattiesburg zoo on Oct. 26 and 27, patrons are not out of luck. They have one more performance there on Halloween night at 6:00 p.m. “Come see how the human animal fits in at the zoo,” said the department’s media contact Ashlea Maddox. The second site dance will be at the abandoned Holloway Transfer and Storage Building on the corner of Ronie Ave. and West Laurel Ave. downtown. Pairing the old with the modern, the decrepit with the robust, and the timeworn with the fluidity of youth; these dances create a juxtaposition

of industrial decay with vibrant artistry in attempts to breathe new life into the old warehouse. These performances will function as a composition of creativity between three different choreographers - Lauren Guynes, Kristen Rizzuto and Sarah Bass - and come together in one concert, according to dance performance and choreographer major Lauren Guynes. “We all chose different sections of the building, drawing separate inspiration from each location,” said Guynes. Rizzuto agrees, “Each of us are trying to create a commentary on the space, the oldness of it, the fact that it’s never seen if you aren’t looking for it,” she said, “In a minimalist way each of us are trying to bring the space back to life.” These site specific perfor-

mances are scheduled for Nov. 2 at 5 p.m. and again Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. and are free to the public. For the final event in the series, dances will be performed inside Click Boutique and 206 Front, as well as outside in the alleys and overlooked spaces of downtown Hattiesburg on Nov. 10 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. “We are trying to leave an artistic impact on places that may be overlooked otherwise,” said Guynes. At 4:00 p.m. onlookers can see the dance titled “Diamonds in the Rough” in the alley parallel to Main St. between E. Pine St. and Front St. At 4:20 p.m. is the dance “Threads in the Web” in Click Boutique at 138 E. Front St. Then, at 4:40 p.m. is “Entanglement” in the driveway next to New Yokel Market at 205 N. Main St. Lastly, at 5:30 p.m. is the dance titled “4-Top up Front” in the restaurant 206 Front on 206 Front St. “Each dance piece will be performed twice in rotation during the three-hour span,” said Maddox, “this gives the audience time to enjoy both performances and the food, shopping and culture that make downtown so unique.”


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ROTC keeps it in the family Tyler Hill News Editor At the University of Southern Mississippi, traditions are kept alive and well. From Founder’s Day and tailgating to the painting of the Eagle Walk, Southern Miss upholds traditions for generations of family and fans to enjoy. USM’s Army ROTC program is no exception to that rule. At USM ROTC, “it is all in the family.” There are currently three family combinations: one father and son and two brother combos. Five years ago, 2nd Lt. Clyde McArn began his studies at Southern Miss at the age of 33. After years of working to support his family, McArn returned to college after his wife’s graduation from USM. While taking a military history course, McArn found a path to the ROTC program. “It was something I always wanted to do,” McArn said. “I’ve always wanted to serve my country, but for some reason I kept putting it off.” It was at that point that USM history professor and retired Col. Kevin Dougherty laid a foundation for McArn, and he joined. “Seeing those guys in uniform walk around campus that had their chest stuck out and walking tall...I just really wanted to be a part of that,” McArn said. Now five years later, McArn has the opportunity to share the same experiences with his son, Pfc. Tyler McArn. Despite being at different ranks, McArn’s relationship with his son has grown. “I have three sons, and we all share something we can connect on,” McArn said. “But Tyler and I have our connection on the military side...our relationship has definitely grown.” Tyler McArn said he has enjoyed experiencing the ROTC program with his father, but it didn’t come without a price.

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2nd Lt. Clyde McArn and his son, Pfc. Tyler McArn

“Everyone knew my dad, so they all gave me a hard time. They ragged me, but I’m taking it,” McArn said. “It has opened me up to so many opportunities, and I’m proving myself.” Many ROTC members nationwide don’t have the opportunity to share military experiences with family members like the McArns, but Southern Miss continues to stand apart. There are also two sets of brothers who attend Southern Miss and are in the ROTC. Cadets Trey and Raymond Collier and Kendrick and Jan Lewis are set to graduate from the same program,

Brothers and cadets Trey and Raymond Collier

though at different times. For the Colliers, it was more of a family tradition to join the Army. Trey Collier, a junior criminal justice major, was on track to enlist immediately after high school, but his father, who has served in the military most of his life, talked him into going through the ROTC program to become an officer. Three years later, his brother followed the same route. Raymond Collier is a freshman and said his family helped him with his decision. “Both my mom’s side and dad’s side has a military back-

ground,” Raymond said. “They gave me insight about the army and helped me reach my decision.” The Lewis brothers based their decision on another factor, however; they joined Southern Miss’s program after already serving in the military. The Lewis’s hail from a large, close-knit family, so being in the ROTC together only made their relationship stronger. “We have a real close family,” Jan said. “The bonds have always been there.” They hope to become officers through the ROTC program, earn their degrees from Southern

Miss and become football coaches. Despite the Army ROTC program having many family combinations, 2nd Lt. Clyde McArn says it goes much deeper than blood ties. He said the program itself is a family. “We keep up with each other, even after they move on from the program,” McArn said. “We may give each other a hard time while we’re here, but we’re all brothers for the same cause.” “The family ties for this organization certainly goes beyond the ties of others.”

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Brothers and cadets Kendrick and Jan Lewis



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