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Tyndall’s boys get revenge, advance in NIT Ben Welch Printz Writer

After their opening round win over Charleston Southern, point guard Neil Watson promised their next opponent, Louisiana Tech, the real Southern Miss experience. Needless to say, the Golden Eagles delivered. Watson and crew were eager for a rematch after their December visit to Ruston, La. provided a turnover-filled game that saw Southern Miss fall to the Bulldogs by a score of 65-55. “This time it’s personal; we’ve been looking forward to this for a long time,” Watson said before the game. The game started at a torrid pace, and the crowd of 5,922 tested the stability of Reed Green Coliseum roof as Louisiana Tech took an early 9-8 lead in the first four minutes. That was when Southern Miss made their run to open the game up. Southern Miss suffocated the Louisiana Tech offense and hit big shots on their way to a 22-8 run that just about shut the door on the Bulldogs. However, like last week, the Eagles were reminded that good teams do not roll over and every team in the NIT has a lot of pride. Louisiana Tech decided to go on their own run with just over three minutes left in the first half. An 11-0 Tech run was stopped by two Rashard McGill free throws but not before the game got interesting again. A once 17-point Eagle lead was cut down to eight at halftime. The second half started with Southern Miss and Louisiana Tech trading baskets. The Eagles built a lead as big as 15 in the first 10 minutes of the second half. But the two teams’ hot starts would cool off drastically as both dove

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Junior guard Neil Watson dribbles down the court during the second round of the NIT against Louisiana Tech on Monday.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

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Robbery suspect still at large Tyler Hill News Editor

Two Hattiesburg convenience stores, one of which is just north of the University of Southern Mississippi campus, were robbed early Monday morning, and the suspect was still at large Monday night, according to Hattiesburg police. The first robbery took place at about 12:30 a.m. at Lee’s Discount in the 1500 block of Broadway Drive. Approximately 30 minutes later, the second robbery took place at Jr. Food Mart in the 3100 block of Hardy Street, just north of campus near Arthell Kelly Hall. USM students were made aware of the robbery via Eagle Alert nearly an hour after the event occurred. The suspect fled northbound on 31st Avenue on foot following the robbery. Hattiesburg Police Spokesman Lt. Jon Traxler said it is unknown whether the suspect is connected to both robberies. Traxler said witnesses in both robberies, however, described the suspect as a 5’8” black male. The Jr. Food Mart employee on duty at the time of the robbery said he thought it was a joke at

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into sloppy droughts that saw a total of seven points scored over a span of three minutes. The Eagles did just enough to hold onto their double-digit lead as the game entered its homestretch. Sloppy play in the final three minutes, however, allowed the Bulldogs to hang around. With Southern Miss’s inability to work the clock and get good shots along with untimely bad defense, Louisiana Tech cut the deficit to nine with a minute left in the game. Thankfully for the Eagles, they built a big enough lead early and hit their free throws late to close out Louisiana Tech and advance to the third round of the NIT. As the final seconds ticked off the 63-52 Southern Miss victory, the crowd rained down “U-S-M!” chants on a thank-

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first. “When he walked in and asked for the money, I thought he was joking, so I just continued to sip on my drink,” the employee said Monday night. “When he pulled out the gun, I knew it was serious, so I did what he asked.” The employee proceeded to remove the cash drawer, at which point the suspect grabbed the money and fled the scene. The employee added that the suspect took about $250.

ful team and their beloved coach. “I thought tonight our guys matched their physicality,” head coach Donnie Tyndall said after the victory. “It was a great environment here tonight and the students were fantastic again. The crowd was really into it tonight and that really helps you win.” Southern Miss was led by guards Dwayne Davis and Jarrold Brooks, who each had 13 points. Threepoint baskets were not falling for the Eagles, as they only hit 1-15 but 44 points in the paint filled that gap in their game. Raheem Appleby led Louisiana Tech with 17 points. Southern Miss will host the Cougars of Brigham Young University on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The winner of that game will advance to the final four of the NIT in New York City.

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Senior John Hii leads a group of Freshman Associates working at Edwards Street Fellowship during Southern Miss’s Big Event held on Saturday. The annual event, hosted by Student Government Association, allows hundreds of students to get involved with community service on campus and throughout the Pine Belt.


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on campus

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Holi: Festival of Colors set for Wednesday April Garon Printz Writer

The resident assistant staff of Wilber Hall will be hosting Holi: Festival of Colors Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. in the Freshman Quad. Holi is a traditional Hindu festival that falls on March 27 that “celebrates the colorful beauty of the natural world,” according to University of Southern Mississippi religion professor Daniel Capper. Holi is celebrated in India and Nepal and celebrates new life, spring and youth, according to Lindsey Kelley, a resident assistant involved in organizing the event. The staff of Wilber Hall is bringing this colorful festival to campus, complete with paint-

throwing and cultural activities. The event will kick off with an introduction by Capper, who will speak about the religious significance of the day. Capper hopes the event will raise cultural awareness among USM students. “[Holi] falls at the cusp between cool months of the year and warmer, more fertile months…this celebration of color is taken seriously, as on Holi it is traditional for people to throw colored powder and water on each other,” Capper said. Holi will be informational as well as fun. “There will be all kinds of fun at the event. We will have a paint party, henna tattoos, traditional Indian dancing complete with lessons, and traditional Indian

music,” said resident assistant Melanie Boyd. There will also be lawn games and food at the event. Kelley said her past experiences inspired her to bring the event to life. “I grew up with an Indian best friend, so all through my life I was surrounded by this rich and colorful culture,” Kelley said. Kelley says students who have never heard of the Holi festival are in for something new and different. “Get ready for something you’ve never experienced before and might never again,” she said. “Combine the fun of a paint party with the colorful craziness of India and you get Holi. This might be the only chance you have to experience such a rich

cultural experience.” The event grew to the grouporganized event it is now after the staff heard Kelley’s idea. “I had wanted to do it as an individual project, but so many people heard and liked the idea, so we decided to do it all together as a staff in order to make it bigger and easier,” Kelley said. “The entire staff is involved in one way or another. We have several different committees overseeing the event.” “The staff has put a lot of practice and preparation into this event as well as getting the word out on social media and through flyers,” Boyd said. Boyd urges students to wear clothes they don’t mind getting dirty or wear a white T-shirt be-

cause the event will get messy. It will be hands-on, something Boyd thinks adds to the learning experience. “You can sit in a class and learn about Indian culture, but this is hands-on life experience,” Boyd said. “It might spark an interest that may have an impact on student’s lives and future goals.” “We really hope that just this little taste of India will open students’ eyes to the world around them and realize that the universe is bigger than just Mississippi and that something that is very different from what they’re used to isn’t bad or weird but can be wonderful,” Kelley said.

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South City Records to host first music festival USM’s student-run indie record label South City Records plans to host a music festival downtown April 13. Paul White Printz Writer South City Records (SCR), in collaboration with Benny’s Boom Boom Room, intends to make Hattiesburg the newest addition to the ever-growing music festival scene with its first installment of the SCR Music Festival. Founded in 2005, South City Records is a student-run, independent record label at the University of Southern Mississippi. On April 13 from 4 until 10 p.m., coinciding with the Spring Art Walk, which will end at 9 p.m., SCR Fest will be showcasing a handful of bands from out of town and local acts as well with SCR label artists like “Cardinal Son,” “Pell” and “Oh, Jeremiah” headlining. “Come for the Art Walk and stay for SCR Fest,” said Paul West, SCR president since 2010. Other featured artists include “K. Juan” and locals “Roundhouse Groove” and “The Drew Young Band.” The genres and types of music featured vary from rap and hip-hop to indie rock to funk and even country. The festival will be held in downtown Hattiesburg in front of Benny’s Boom Boom Room on E. Front St. Ben Shemper, owner of the Boom Boom Room said. Food and drinks will be available for attendees. Specials will include $1 PBR for anyone who has SCR coupons, or Benny Bills.

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“We have the opportunity to put on a multi-band show with featured SCR artists to headline . . . Eventually, we want to be able to have a festival in Hattiesburg featuring high quality, well known artists that will help attract attention to all of the exceptional work we do here,” according to a mission statement on indiegogo.com, an international crowd funding site founded in 2008, similar to the more widely known Kickstarter. “We want to make it bigger than Eaglepalooza,” said West. “Our goal is to have people wanting to come to our festival.”

While the festival itself is a brainchild of West’s and others at SCR, the idea for the fundraising campaign was developed in a live production class taught by USM professor Gina Charbonnet, in which the class was compelled to design an indiegogo campaign for a music festival, according to West. The intent of the campaign is to raise awareness and finances for the event. It is run by the South City Ambassadors, a group of students at USM organized solely for this event. They are tabling every Tuesday and some Thursdays in Shoemaker Square around noon to provide

information about and promote the event. “The ultimate goal is $2,000, and we are about three-fourths the way there,” said West. The campaign has been ongoing for 30 days now but ends on Thursday. Twenty percent of all proceeds received after the initial goal will be donated to USM and Hattiesburg tornado relief funds created after the tornado that left a wake of destruction across the USM campus, Hattiesburg and surrounding areas on Feb. 10. “The cool thing about the campaign is that we have different perks per how much money

given,” said West. Perks that are issued range from a single dollar donation include “the good karma of dozens of students that have worked tirelessly to put this project together” to a donation of $150 dollars that will earn you a shout-out on the school’s digital sign displayed on campus at the corner of Highway 49 and Hardy Street to a $1000 donation, which will garner the donor’s name tattooed somewhere on the body of SCR label member Josh Sullivan, according to the campaign page. “If they get 200 people to attend, I will wear my ass-less chaps to work every night for a week,” said Shemper, a final perk worth noting for any Boom Boom Room frequenters. To donate, visit www.indiegogo.com/projects/1st-annual-scr-festival. SCR’s music festival is free to the public and a rain-or-shine event. In case of inclement weather, everything will be moved inside the Boom Boom Room. “[The event] is very beneficial to the Hattiesburg music scene if we want to put this place on the map,” said West. “SCR and the local music scene has really grown in recent years, and this festival is my footprint I want to leave before I graduate.” For more information about South City Records or the festival, search“South City Records” on Facebook.


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Arts & Entertainment

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‘Eurydice’ hits stage Wednesday Chase Ladner Printz Writer There is a stereotype that school plays lack a lot of seriousness or an emotional punch, but this is not the case of “Eurydice,” which opens Wednesday in the Hartwig Theatre in the Theatre and Dance Building at the University of Southern Mississippi. “Eurydice” is a classic Greek play that has been largely re-imagined by playwright Sarah Ruhl, seemingly using the myth as just a framework for something much more personal and modern. The original play involves the title character Eurydice dying as her lover, Orpheus, traveling into the brimstone to bring her back to the world of the living. Ruhl reverses the perspective, having the audience follow Eurydice to Hades, where she is able to see her father again. Having lost her own father, this play is often considered Ruhl’s response to what she was feeling at the time. “It really tracks how a woman experiences life and love,” said Rebecca Yeager, a third-year MFA

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student in acting who plays Eurydice. “It’s a timeless story that is very universal but also personal and as a daughter and a wife, it was very personal to me as well.” This play also is personal for the other lead actors, Alex Piper (Orpheus) and Matthew Judd (Father), as this show represents the last time the three actors will be working together. “Theatre has a tendency to parallel what’s going on in life, and this play is no exception,” Judd said.

“It’s so lovely that she grieved the loss of her father through her art, and we get to grief the end of our time here with this play,” Yeager said. “Despite its Grecian background and foundation, the play is very accessible to modern audiences,” said director Kristopher Kuss, a second-year MFA student in directing. “Ruhl’s writing is very minimal,” said Kuss. “She only uses the languages and words that are necessary, and that gives

the play time to breathe.” That minimalism has been translated into the set design. The set uses an industrial theme and consists of little more than an platform several meters off the ground, a ladder and a mural on the ground, which Kuss hinted that something “magical” would happen on. The layout in the theatre, including how close the audience is to the actors, fosters an environment of intimacy and closeness between the actors and the audience.

“The things that keep hitting me in how universal it is,” said Piper. “Everyone who’s seen it has gone through some degree of what these characters have gone through.” “Eurydice” opens Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. and will be performed again Thursday. It will be shown fairly regularly between April 3-6. Tickets are $8.

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Student Shout-outs

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Mississippi makes headlines...again

Just 18 days until the Quidditch World Cup in Florida! Support your team by making a donation or purchasing one of our team shirts. FB: Southern Miss Quidditch. S M Q T T T! I like turtles. Anyone have trouble with Higherone? I did! My money should go straight to personal bank account in a bank I trust far more than Higherone! PSA: Don’t be rude when someone asks for your donation to March For Dimes. That could be your baby that is premature one day! Stupid people!! i’ve paid tuition here for 3yrs and people who work here in the library NOW want to tell me i can’t use my phone on the 1st floor get’cho life ! To the girls that sit in the back of my Spanish class, please stop coming to class because you are quite obnoxious. -the rest of the class Congrats to the Golden Eagles on their win against Louisiana Tech! SMTTT!!!!! If you weren’t at the basketball game Monday night you missed out. SMTTT!!!! Ok but really. This whole cold front in March thing needs to go. Attention to everyone who wears Alabama gear on campus: just transfer already. Can’t wait for Wednesday’s game against BYU!! Dear South City Records, “First Annual” does not exist. Please inform everyone who is involved in PR for you. Good logo though. SGA Cabinet applications are out. Apply, y’all.

Carly Tynes Printz Writer If you turn the TV to get your news or to view it on the Internet, you’ll more than likely see almost a week’s worth of national headlines dedicated to the state of Mississippi. Why does the news seem to pick on Mississippi and only focus on the horrible aspects of the state rather than the improvements made in the state? It’s no secret that Mississippi has had a rough time when it comes to the weight of its citizens, the issues of equal rights and racism. But in terms of national media, it seems to be a secret that Mississippi is filled with some of the smartest, most determined and hardworking residents in the country. As Mississippians, we know that our state has come a long way, but there are serious issues that are still pretty prevalent in Mississippi society. We—along with many other states—still

struggle with decisions regarding marriage equality, what to do about racism today, and even whether the government should play a role in portion sizes a person should or shouldn’t have access to. The bottom line is that Mississippi struggles are just like the rest of the country’s struggles. We’re not alone, so why does the media pretend like we are the only state that does not allow gay marriage? Why does CNN in particular believe that Gov. Phil Bryant is a radical man because he decided to pass a bill stating that Mississippi businesses can’t put a size limit on what’s offered to its customers? Why has CNN spent a week reporting on topics such as “The county where no one’s gay” or focusing its time criticizing the city of Hattiesburg in particular in a piece about a Mississippi man who was fired for his sexuality? I’m not saying that these topics shouldn’t be brought to light at all, because they absolutely should be, but it seems as if the rest of the country completely believes us to be the backwards state that national media has portrayed us to be during the past week alone. If you look at

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disheartening to read about our great state being shut down while it is definitely not alone in having major faults, I feel it is times like these when Mississippians should do two things. First, we should make sure that we are actually moving forward. By that, I mean we should make sure we are trying our hardest to not be that same racist state from the past, and we should really take a look at laws protecting the LGBT community’s job secureness in the state. In my personal opinion, we should take a look at all laws regarding equality in this state. The main thing is that Mississippi should never fulfill the stereotype that it is a backwards state. We should focus on the future and moving forward. The second thing I want for all Mississippians to do is to continue being the hardworking, friendly people we know we all are. We should look at these news stories and think, “Well, bless their hearts. They don’t know Mississippi like we do.” And the very next thing we should all do is walk with our heads a little higher, smile a little broader and be proud to be from a state that, although imperfect, is moving forward and has some of the best people in the world working to change Mississippi’s dark past into a future that lights the way for everyone else. This was an article of opinion by Carly Tynes, a writer for The Student Printz. Email questions or comments to carly.tynes@eagles. usm.edu.

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the headlines on cnn.com, you’ll wrap Mississippi up as a state that loves to down others and deny rights, all while making everyone obese. Let’s keep in mind that CNN is not the only news station that has portrayed Mississippi in such a negative light. Embarrassingly enough, sometimes it’s local, Mississippi-run news stations that manage to paint the state in that same negative light. If you know Mississippi, you know the state is filled with positivity. It’s filled with deep traditions and people who work hard for what they have. Mississippians aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty, and they’re some of the friendliest people you may ever meet. We know that our state has come a long way, but we know our state has an even farther way to go. There is too much going on in the world right now, such as North Korea threatening warfare and declaring an armistice null and void, and Afghanistan’s anti-American rhetoric, for CNN to be so extremely focused on reporting the negativity the media always harps on about Mississippi. Although it’s frustrating and

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Sports

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

BASEBALL

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Eagles drop two over the weekend Game 3

Barrett Negus

Southern Miss allowed four runs over the final two innings, erasing a one-run lead in a 6-3 loss at the hands of the Owls on Sunday afternoon in the series finale. Christian Stringer led off the inning with a single off Conor Fisk, who then gave way to Cody Livingston. Livingston gave up a bloop single after a fielders choice erased Stringer going to second. Closer Bradley Roney then came on to walk two Rice hitters before a fielder’s choice scored the go-ahead run, and a bad throw to first scored the fifth Owl run. Livingston was tagged with the loss, giving up one hit in 1/3 of an inning of work. Roney recorded only a single out while walking three before. The loss erased an outstanding pitching performance by starting pitcher Conor Fisk. Fisk allowed three runs on eight hits in seven innings of work, striking out five Owl hitters, but did not figure into the decision. The Owls took an early lead on a solo home run to right field by first baseman Skyler Ewing in the third. Daniel Wineski came on to get the final out. The Eagles struck back with two in the bottom of the frame as Dillon Day and Tim Lynch both drove in runs. Chase Fowler’s first career home run in the bottom of the fourth put the Eagles up 3-2 to stay until the disastrous top of the eighth. Isaac Rodriguez led the Golden Eagles with a three-hit performance at the plate, including two doubles. Fowler added two runs and Tim Lynch an RBI on a safety squeeze.

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Game 1

The Golden Eagles started conference plays out on the right foot, banging out ten runs and not committing an error in a blowout win over the No. 18 ranked Rice Owls on Friday night at Pete Taylor Park. The Eagles jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the second on a Chase Fowler two-run double and a Nick Dawson run-scoring single. The game was put out of reach in the sixth, with the Eagles plating six runs on three hits and two errors to stretch the advantage to 9-1. Southern Miss starting pitcher Andrew Pierce improved to 5-1, throwing seven innings of one run baseball on seven hits, striking out four batters and walking one in another strong performance. The start lowered his earned run average (ERA) to a stellar 1.81 on the season, striking out 47 batters in his 44 innings of work, walking only five. Rice starting pitcher Austin Kubitza (3-1) took the loss for the Owls, dropping his first game of the season. Kubitza had allowed only three runs in five games this season before being knocked around for eight runs in 5 1/3 inning of work on Friday night. Chase Fowler led the Eagles at the plate, knocking in three runs on two hits. Nick Dawson and Isaac Rodriguez each chipped in three RBIs of their own.

Game 2

Rice pitching held the Eagles to only four hits in a 3-0 shutout victory at Pete Taylor Park on Saturday afternoon to knot the series at one game a piece. The Owls scored single runs in the third, fourth, and sixth innings to account for the games only runs. Rice starting pitcher Jordan Stephens (3-2) earned the win, pitched seven innings of four-hit ball, striking out seven

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Freshman infielder Nick Dawson fouls a ball off during Sunday’s game against Rice at Pete Taylor Park. The Eagles lost the game 6-3.

Eagle hitters and walking only one before giving way to Zach Lemond. Lemond pitched two innings of no-hit ball, earning his fifth save of the season for

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the Owls. Mason Robbins (1-3) shouldered the loss for the Eagles, throwing four innings, allowing two earned runs on five hits.

Jay Myrick finished the game, allowing only a single run with four strikeouts in five solid innings of relief for the Eagles.

Baseball:

Box Score:

3/22 vs. Rice W, 10-1 3/23 vs. Rice L, 3-0 3/24 vs. Rice L, 6-3

Softball: Women’s Tennis:

3/21 at William Carey L, 4-3 3/23 at William Carey Cancelled

Men’s Tennis:

3/22 at Idaho L, 4-2 3/22 at Marquette W, 6-1 3/23 at Utah L, 4-2

3/24 vs. UTEP L, 10-4 3/24 vs. UTEP W, 4-3 (9)

Upcoming Games:

Basketball:

3/25 vs. Louisiana Tech W, 63-52

Women’s Golf:

3/25 at John Kirk Panther Intercollegiate 6th of 14

03/26/13 6 p.m. Baseball vs. South Alabama Hattiesburg, Miss. (Pete Taylor Park)

All Day Men’s Golf at Memphis Intercollegiate Cordova, Tenn. (Colonial CC) All Day Women’s Golf at John Kirk Panther Intercollegiate Stockbridge, Ga. (Eagles Landing CC) 03/28/13 5:30 p.m. Baseball at UCF Orlando, Fla.


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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

NIT Round 2: Southern Miss vs. La. Tech The Eagles advance to the third round against BYU Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Reed Green Coliseum.

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USM fans cheer on the men’s basketball team during the second round of the NIT played against Louisiana Tech on Monday.

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Dwayne Davis, a senior guard, pushes through a sea of hands to get to the basket for a layup at the NIT basketball game against Louisiana Tech on Monday night.

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Senior forward Jonathan Mills looks to take a shot during the second round of the NIT against Louisiana Tech on Monday.

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Junior guard Neil Watson looks to send a bounce pass across the court at the NIT basketball game against Louisiana Tech on Monday night.


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