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December 6, 2012


Volume 97 Issue 28

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2012 Exam Schedule Monday, December 10

Class Day Monday/Wednesday Monday/Wednesday/Friday Monday/Wednesday/Friday Monday/Wednesday Monday/Wednesday Monday/Wednesday

Class Time 7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. 8:00 a.m. - 8:50 a.m. 10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. 2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. 5:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. 8:00 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.

Exam Time 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 10:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 4:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Tuesday, December 11 Class Day Tuesday/Thursday Tuesday/Thursday Tuesday/Thursday Tuesday/Thursday Tuesday/Thursday Tuesday/Thursday Tuesday/Thursday Tuesday/Thursday Tuesday/Thursday Tuesday/Thursday

Class Time 7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. 8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. 2:25 p.m. - 3:40 p.m. 3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. 3:50 p.m. - 5:05 p.m. 5:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. 5:10 p.m. - 6:25 p.m.

Exam Time 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 10:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. 10:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 4:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. 4:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Wednesday, December 12 Class Day Monday/Wednesday Monday/Wednesday/Friday Monday/Wednesday Monday/Wednesday/Friday Monday/Wednesday/Friday Monday/Wednesday Monday/Wednesday

Class Time 9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. 9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. 11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. 1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. 3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.

Exam Time 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 10:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. 10:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 4:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 13 Class Day Tuesday/Thursday Tuesday/Thursday Monday/Wednesday Monday/Wednesday/Friday Tuesday/Thursday Tuesday/Thursday Tuesday/Thursday Tuesday/Thursday

Class Time 9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. 12:00 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. 8:00 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.

Exam Time 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 10:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. 10:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 4:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Good luck with finals, and have a happy holiday!! Be back next semester. -The Printz-

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Surveys provide chance at cheaper textbooks Arielle Edwards Printz Writer

Since July 1, 2010, the federal law Higher Education Opportunity Act has been in effect. According to the associate dean of the College of Science and Technology, Patricia Biesiot, the purpose of this act is to ensure that students have access to affordable course materials by increasing transparency and disclosure about the “selection, purchase, sale and use of all course materials.” Biesiot is the current Chair of the Southern Miss Textbook and Course Materials Advisory Committee. “Basically, the intent of HEAO is to reduce textbook costs,” Biesiot said. “That’s why instructors are now required to report, through the university bookstore, the ISBN numbers of all textbooks and to identify other course materials.” This is required to be complete by the time students register for classes in order to give them enough time to look at other stores in order to compare prices. “Southern Miss is committed to reducing the costs of textbooks and course materials,” she explained. “Renting books or purchasing used books is one way to do so.” Biesiot also suggests the use of e-books in order to save money, but many students and faculty don’t choose this option. Students may purchase or rent textbooks, new or used, through the university-affiliated bookstore, Barnes and Noble. Other commercial bookstores around town also allow this option. Many students will sell used books at a discounted price.


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“Because Southern Miss faculty reported the ISBNs for their fall textbook adoptions back in March, before students registered for their Fall classes, Barnes and Noble was able to buy back more student books this year than last,” Biesiot explained. “That meant more money went back to students for their old books and more used books were available in the Barnes and Noble inventory for purchase this semester.” Barnes and Noble was also able to purchase more used books

from their vendors because they had an early start on purchasing the items. According to Biesiot, students’ savings increased more than $100,000 in fall 2012 compared to fall 2011. “This is because of a six percent increase in used book sales and a two percent increase in rental book sales.” The Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning has now established statewide guidelines and goals addressing the coast of textbooks and instructional

materials, all because of the Higher Education Opportunity Act. They are also ensuring compliance with the act. “One of the Institutions requirements is that we ‘shall provide faculty and students with results from surveys of student satisfaction with textbooks.’” Results of the surveys will be posted on the Provost’s website. “We now use a student textbook survey that is separate from the student course evaluation on SOAR.” There is also

a new faculty textbook survey that uses the same questions. “Because online SOAR Textbook Survey is a new process for students, and for faculty, this semester we offered an incentive to students to fill it out for all their classes by the Nov. 16 deadline,” says Biesiot. So now two students are $100 richer because they filled out the survey.


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Professor writes and produces film “The Historian’ to be shot in Hattiesburg April Garon Printz Writer

An exciting film project is in the works to be filmed in the Hattiesburg area. “The Historian” is an independent film written and produced by Miles Doleac, a visiting Latin and history professor. Doleac will also star in the film. According to the synopsis, “The Historian” is “a dark, funny humane drama that puts academia under the microscope and finds a mirror of human nature.” The story “pits two brilliant and troubled professors of different generations against one another in a simmering conflict of ideals.” According to Doleac, the film is somewhat based on his own experiences in academia. “I wanted to write something that spoke to the current state of university education,” Doleac said. “I consider myself a real advocate of the classic education model--a model that is very rigorous but to a very specific end--building a more socially aware human being.” Russell Baily is set to direct the film, whose first feature length film “BARMY” just completed postproduction. Doleac is producing the film with Mackenzie Westmoreland, an award-winning playwright, stage director and producer. While casting is still underway with casting director Jodi Collins, two well-known actors have already committed to the project: Colin Cunningham, from “Falling

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Miles Doleac, Latin and History professor at Southern Miss. Doleac wrote the screenplay, is producing, and will play a main character in his upcoming film project “The Historian”.

Skies” and Academy-Award winner Shohreh Aghdashloo, known for movies “X-Men: The Last Stand” and “the Exorcism of Emily Rose.” According to Doleac, both were the first picks for the role. Doleac said that Bill Pullman is “currently entertaining an offer to

play a lead role, the department chair.” Bill Pullman played President Thomas J. Whitmore in the movie “Independence Day.” Doleac, a native of Hattiesburg, decided to shoot the film here for a number of reasons. He was influenced after seeing the impact

the film industry made in New Orlean’s economic recovery from Hurricane Katrina. “New Orleans became Hollywood’s second city. There is so much going on there. I also see real opportunity here in Hattiesburg for film production. I saw firsthand what it can do for the economy of a state. “ He sees Hattiesburg as a hidden gem for the film industry. “[They] don’t know about Hattiesburg yet. If they did, they would be here already,” Doleac said. Doleac also saw an opportunity to use local talent and crew in the production. He urged the Hattiesburg community to get involved in the project. “We can’t do all this alone. We need support from the Hattiesburg community. If people want to really see film production in Hattiesburg and take advantage of what that can mean for the city, we need to bring in as many people as possible,” Doleac said. Doleac has been working with the Office of University Communications to shoot scenes of the film on the Southern Miss campus. Other scenes are planned to be shot in the downtown area. “The Historian’ could offer opportunities, not only for the university, but for the entire Hattiesburg area. A successful production promises to bring business to the area and sales

tax revenue to local government. More importantly, from the university’s standpoint, is the prospect that Southern Miss students who aspire for careers in the entertainment industry may gain valuable experience working on a professional movie set,” Director of Communications Jim Coll said. The project is still in the funding process and is seeking investors. However, Doleac said many ways exists to get involved. “It’s not just about writing a check. Restaurant owners, rental companies and local business can get involved by offering services,” Doleac said. According to Doleac, downtown business Click Boutique has already pledged to donate the costumes for the leading lady of the film. He encourages local talent to participate in the project. Auditions will start in April 2013 to fill smaller roles. He encourages Southern Miss theatre students to audition as well as film production students to learn more about how they could be involved in the crew. The tentative production start date is May 15, 2013. Send inquiries about the project to Miles Doleac at Learn more about the project at

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Arts & Entertainment

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‘Gangnam Style’ lacks appeal Caitlin Seale Printz Writer If the fact that Miley Cyrus actually had a successful career for a few years didn’t cause me to have some extreme amount of concern for America’s taste in music, for the past 12 weeks PSY’s “Gangnam Style” has charted on Billboard’s Hot 100 with a peak position of Number 2. Not only that, the quirky music video for the song is now the most viewed on YouTube with currently 883,385,103 views; unfortunately, for the purpose of this article, I am

now one of the millions who have sat through the South Korean’s latest video. I will say it is kind of funny at certain times, but for the most part, it just left me feeling incredibly uncomfortable. The song is actually a jab at a certain style of the people of the Gangnam district of Seoul in South Korea. The residents of this particular area are known for being particularly trendy, hip and elude level of class. People try to emulate this “Gangnam Style” by attempting to copy certain trends and fads, and the song is an attempt to poke some fun toward this group of ‘posers.’

Personally, I just don’t get the appeal. This is obviously a dance song with the horse-riding esque-dance move that comes along with it, but for some reason, it still plays on the radio. Not only am I never trying to listen to “Gangnam Style,” but I’m definitely not trying to listen to it while I’m driving down the road. The only time that this song is perhaps somewhat appropriate to listen to would be when you’re at the bar, and even then, it is still questionable. I understand that peeps like to dance, but really people, didn’t Will Smith basically already do this move to “Jump On It” dur-

ing a Fresh Prince episode? And let’s be honest, he did it way better. Do people actually sing along with this song? No. I’m fairly certain the only words that any person really knows are “Hey, sexy lady” through the end of the chorus. The instrumental part is nothing special, either. America loves a good dance song. “Cupid’s Shuffle” was a major hit when it first came out, and we can’t forget the “YMCA.” This song is just one of those that will be a trend for a while until another obnoxious, dance driven single blows up our airwaves.

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Student Shout-outs

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DEEP in my heart, I love my A PHI, I love my A PHI A!! ‘06 to the Bruhs # 1 0 6 Y E A R S O F G R E ATNESS...Enough Said..1906 106 years ago, seven great men - CCJKMOT - started the greatest Fraternity known to the world. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. the oldest and coldest! A Phi!! #MuXi #MGL Shout out to Hannah for being the best dorm-mate, now apartment-mate, and most importantly friend a girl could have. I love you Hannah!! SMACTTT Christmas is so close. I can almost smell the misteltoe I’m not going to be kissed under. What is up with this 70 degree weather in december? “Look what ya did, ya little jerk.” If you know what movie that line is from, then you are cool.

Junior music education major Katherine Kramer performs a selection of original songs and covers at DeRe La Rouge on Wednesday night during South City Records’ Holiday Bash Acoustic Night. South City Records is a student organization within the department of Entertainment Industries. The student-led record label will continue to hold events throughout the year to promote their newly released compilation album as well as future albums. Others that performed at the event included students Aaron Manning and Khadijah Watson and professor Drew Young.

Good luck on your finals! the light is getting closer! “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.” BEST MOVIE EVER!!!! so what’s up with people not using blinkers? I mean, they put them on the car for a reason. use them! or you will get hit and I will show no mercy. 22 is the new 30.

To that cute dark headed boy that works on the Printz...

I wish we could get exempt for finals like we did in high school. #finalssuck #toomuchstudying

Don’t get your tinsel in a tangle during finals week.

19 days till Christmas y’all!

Grumpy cat Christmas. Google it. Your mind=blown! you just realized that “suns” upside down is still “suns” Haylor? More like HAYLNO. “all I want for Christmas is you. Just kidding. Give me diamonds.” p.s. it’s Home Alone.

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Make sure you check out the Art Walk this Saturday! Basically I just want to sit and cry and drop out of school because of this one awful class... it’s totally cool if the VS fashion show makes guys have high expectations for girls. I mean, I feel the same way when I watch Men’s Olympics swimming. and Magic Mike.

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Just when I felt safe, conference realigns Ben Welch Sports Writer I thought I was safe. I was past the point of checking under my bed before going to sleep. The squeak I heard while in the shower no longer frightened me. I even stopped looking both ways before crossing the street. But it was not to last. I was peacefully enjoying my Thanksgiving break when it struck again. Conference realignment had returned. It started with the speculation that Maryland would leave the Atlantic Coast Conference and Rutgers would leave the Big East for the Big Ten Conference (ironically bringing their total schools to 14). It didn’t take long for more dominoes to fall. The Big East countered by adding Conference USA members Tulane in all sports and East Carolina for football only (a des-

ignation thought only for schools like Notre Dame). The ACC chose to add Louisville from the Big East and C-USA stole Florida Atlantic and Middle Tennessee State from the Sun Belt. My favorite move of the last couple weeks was the ‘Lopes of Grand Canyon University going into the Western Athletic Conference. I’m truly pleased Thunder the Antelope is getting his shot at big time college athletics. All of these moves are coming in the midst of a continental shift in college athletics. This is the second year for Colorado and Utah to play in the Pac-12 conference and for Nebraska to play in the Big Ten conference. Texas A&M and Missouri just completed their first seasons in the Southeastern Conference. The Mountaineers of West Virginia and the Horned Frogs of Texas Christian competed in the Big XII conference for the first time this season as well.

Next season will see even more changes as Syracuse and Pittsburg bolt the Big East for the ACC. Conference USA will add Charlotte, Florida International, Louisiana Tech, North Texas, Old Dominion, and Texas at San Antonio but will lose Memphis, Central Florida, Houston and SMU to the Big East. What does it all mean for Southern Miss? The fear around the country is that realignment is not over. Connecticut and Cincinnati want in the ACC, Penn State has explored the ACC, Boise State might not stay in the Big East long once they get there and the Big Ten is still in talks with more schools. It has been widely speculated that a movement towards four, sixteen team leagues called “super conferences,” is in the works. Where does that leave Southern Miss? Realistically, we don’t bring much to the table. Tulane brought good academics and a relatively

large market. East Carolina brought, well, I’m still trying to figure out what East Carolina brought. And, should the Big East come calling again, I see Tulsa and UAB as bigger draws for them than USM. Before the additions of FAU and MTSU to C-USA, my opinion was to go to the Sun Belt. After those additions to our conference, I still see a move to the Sun Belt as the best bet. I believe that league is on the way up. Western Kentucky gave us a little taste of the Sun Belt this season while Louisiana-Monroe upset Arkansas earlier this season, and Troy took Tennessee to the brink. Teams left in the Sun Belt next season are: Arkansas State; Georgia State; South Alabama; Texas State; Troy; Louisiana Lafayette; Louisiana Monroe; and Western Kentucky. Teams now in C-USA: Charlotte; Florida Atlantic; Florida International; Louisiana Tech; Marshall; Middle Tennessee State; North

Texas; Old Dominion; Rice; Tulsa; Alabama Birmingham; Texas San Antonio; and Texas El Paso. Tulsa and Louisiana Tech will keep C-USA strong, but when you look regionally, the Sun Belt presents us with easier access to teams and potential rivals. Also, the Sun Belt is not currently in a lawsuit with ESPN, unlike C-USA, and has access to better programing than CUSA does currently. We’ve raided the Sun Belt for teams but, in my opinion, we’ve taken the lesser teams. The Sun Belt is stronger for it, and I think Southern Miss should really look into moving conferences to the Sun Belt (or the Sun Beast as it is jokingly called). That’s my two cents, but, in an everchanging landscape, who knows what will happen. We might find ourselves in the Big XII.


Eagles fall to Arizona Wildcats Jeff Haeger Printz Writer The Golden Eagles (6-2) went toeto-toe with No. 8 Arizona on Tuesday but ultimately fell to the Wildcats 55-63. Southern Miss has now dropped two straight contests after starting the season 6-0. Arizona remains perfect at 6-0, its best start since the 1999-2000 season. The Golden Eagles’ stout 2-3 zone defense caused many problems for the Wildcat offense, as it forced Arizona into a season-high 27 turnovers. But the Golden Eagles were unable to capitalize on the extra possessions, committing 17 of their 22 turnovers in the second half. Despite leading the Wildcats 3527 at halftime, the Golden Eagles were stagnant on offense throughout the second half, missing all eight of their three-point attempts in the period. Southern Miss turned the ball over on eight consecutive possessions during one stretch of the second half, and Arizona promptly jumped out to a 49-44 lead on the

strength of a 10-0 run. USM refused to go away quietly, as junior guard Jerrold Brooks helped the Golden Eagles retake a 51-49 lead after converting a circus layup with 5:52 remaining. Their efforts were halted when the Wildcats put together a second 10-0 run on the strength of two clutch threepointers, putting the game out of reach for Donnie Tyndall’s squad. Southern Miss sophomore point guard Neil Watson led the way for the Golden Eagles, recording teamhighs in points (17) and assists (3). He also logged 40 minutes of playing time, a result of Dwayne Davis’s absence from the lineup. Southern Miss struggled offensively without its leading scorer, as Davis is averaging 15.1 points per game in seven contests this season. Junior swingman Michael Craig was the only other Golden Eagle in double digits, scoring 10 points to go along with his team-high seven rebounds. Senior forward Jonathan Mills had six points and six boards to his name, but also recorded a team-high six turnovers.

Sophomore guard Nick Johnson was an all-around bright spot for the Wildcats, pouring in a team-high 23 points and collecting a team-high four steals. Arizona also received a huge lift from Kevin Parrom, as the versatile senior grabbed a team-high eight rebounds and scored 13 of his 14 points in the second half. Johnson and Parrom were the only players to score in double figures for Arizona,

an unusual feat for a Wildcat team that entered the matchup scoring an average of 85.2 points per game. This was good for sixth in the nation. Arizona cruised through the early part of its schedule, but its eightpoint win over Southern Miss was its lowest margin of victory six games into its season and was only its second game decided by single digits. Defense will continue to be key for

Southern Miss going forward, as it has yet to give up more than 70 points to an opponent all season. The Golden Eagles wrap up their three game road trip when they take on Louisiana Tech at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday. The Bulldogs enter the contest reeling from an 83-89 loss to Northwestern State but flaunt an overall record of 7-2.

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