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April 9, 2013

Volume 97 Issue 50


Eaglepalooza draws more than 10,000 downtown Caitlin Seale Printz Writer

Friday night, a group of students, Hattiesburg locals and people from across the state came out in droves to experience the annual Eaglepalooza concert event. The streets of downtown were lined as concertgoers enjoyed music, food and fun during the festival. This year had one of the most impressive turnouts that the event has ever had. “Eaglepalooza was such a great success this year,” newly appointed SGA president Ann Marie Chilcutt said. “It seemed that there was a record turnout from the community and crowd, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. I was incredibly proud of the event from an SGA standpoint. The seven directors have worked very hard all year to have a successful event, and I believe that they were all very proud of the turnout—and were rightfully so.” Assistant Dean of Students Wynde Fitts said more than 10,000 people came out to see the show, which was double last year’s crowd of about 5,000. Rachel Thomas, a junior at the University of Mississippi, traveled to Hattiesburg specifically to see Phillip Phillips perform live. “It’s not very often that someone like Phillip Phillips comes somewhere so close and I could see it for free,” Thomas said. “I had more fun at Eaglepalooza than I did at Bulldog Bash this past year, I definitely think it was up there.” Churchill started the night off with a bang, and the crowd thoroughly enjoyed the band’s sing-a-long covers of classic songs as well as songs from their latest EP, “Change.” Elle



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Headliner Phillip Phillips smiles at the audience during Eaglepalooza on Friday night.







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USM gears up for annual Int’l Food Fest Chase Ladner Printz Writer On Thursday, University of Southern Mississippi students will be treated to a global sampling of foods in the Baptist Student Union for a donation of $2. From 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m., international students will be showing off their regions’ cuisine, as well as bits of their culture in the process. Representa-

tives from over a dozen nations will be showcased Thursday. Students will be able to try food found in Saudi Arabia, China, western Europe, South America, Asia and the Middle East. The food will be cooked fresh starting Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning for an expected crowd of upwards of 300. In the past, the food prepared by students has been supplemented by local ethnic restaurants, but this year all the

food will be prepared in house. “The students take pride in this,” said Barbara Whitt-Jackson, administrator of international students and scholar services. The International Food Fair is a long standing USM tradition that has been going on for over two decades. Along with food, students also prepare displays, wear traditional clothing and lists of common expressions, such as greetings, giving thanks, apologizes and other niceties.

“Today we are testing, but tomorrow we will make many,” freshman Karen Kikuchi said. Kikuchi said the Japanese table will have sushi as well as a Japanese stir-fry dish similar to ratatouille, but that the menu is still subject to change. “There are always many weird and odd things that we need to get for things to come together,” said Emily Nelson, instructor of the English Language Institute. Because of the type of food in-

singer ended the night with his hit single “Home,” which earned a group sing from the audience. At the urging of the audience, Phillips returned to perform “Lollipop” by Lil Wayne, “Lose Yourself ” by Eminem, and “All I Do Is Win” by DJ Khaled, which the audience danced and sang along to. Emily Evans, a freshman recording industry production major, worked as a stage crew member for the event. Evans said she was extremely

impressed, not only with the performances booked for the event, but with the size of the crowd that turned out. “I was not a huge Phillip Phillips fan before this event,” Evans said. “I knew a few of his songs, but was never really a hardcore fan. But after meeting him and watching his performance, I found myself becoming a huge Phillip Phillips fan.” Evans said she thought the SGA did a great job with organizing and planning the event,

and considered this year’s Eaglepalooza comparable to other area music festivals. With all of the things that happened the past weekend downtown, such as Hubfest and the kickoff of Live @ 5, Eaglepalooza only added to the fun factor. Sophomore drawing and painting major Kelly Joe Brumfield, who was in attendance at the event, thought it was a huge success, especially with the other downtown events

volved, it is not uncommon for instructors to have to reach out to different communities to try to find specific ingredients to provide an authentic experience. With a lot of attention given to the students being able to represent their country as well as possible, the $2 donation is asked to help offset the costs. The fair will be happening during the BSU’s Thursday 12:01 p.m.. weekly lunch event. It is open to all students.

EAGLEPALOOZA, from 1 Varner gave a sassy performance and talked to the crowd openly throughout her set. One of the most heartfelt songs during her lineup was “Not Tonight,” during which she performed alongside her father. After much hype and anticipation, Phillip Phillips took the stage, and his performance did not disappoint the massive crowd. Phillips performed songs from his latest album, and seemed to enjoy playing for the college crowd. The

such as Hubfest and Live @ 5. “For me, it was a really great part of all of the awesome things in downtown Hattiesburg last weekend,” Brumfield said. After the huge turnout Friday, Chilcutt said she’s excited for next year. “I think the event was fun and successful, and we are looking forward to next year’s event now,” Chilcutt said.

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Back to basics: Lucas resumes routine Carly Tynes Printz Writer Now that Dr. Rodney Bennett has been sworn in as the tenth president of the University of Southern Mississippi, Dr. Aubrey K. Lucas has retreated back to his office in McCain Library and Archives after spending his final term in the president’s office in the Administration Building that bears his name. Since 1975, Lucas and his signature bow-ties have been iconic around the university. He has wholeheartedly served the students, faculty and staff at the university in three separate terms as president. Lucas served his first presidential term from 1975 until 1996—a total of 21 years. Little did he know, his time in the president’s office was not over when he stepped down in 1996. Before Dr. Shelby Thames took over the presidency in 2002, Lucas served as the interim chief. Ten years later when Dr. Martha Saunders suddenly resigned, Lucas once again assumed the role of president of Southern Miss. Lucas said he never imagined himself taking the presidential spot more than once, but when the university asked him, he knew he had to help. “I never intended to serve as interim president either time,”

Lucas said. “When I retired in 1996, I wanted to serve parttime. I wanted to teach and help the president in any way that I possibly could, if I were to ever be needed.” Lucas said that although he was hesitant about accepting the position as interim president again in 2012, he wanted to serve the university in any capacity that was needed of him.

“I am here to help,” Lucas said when asked to describe his role to the university. “I’ve always been here to help.” Lucas said that he will never serve as president of the university again, though he does plan to remain at Southern Miss as a professor. Lucas said a normal day for him begins around 5:30 a.m., where he can be seen exercising at the Payne Center with

try to assist the graduate students I am helping with whatever graduate work needs to be done, such as research.” Lucas said he also serves as a correspondent between the university and those who have made donations to the school, as well as those who are considering making donations. He said his busy days don’t end when the office doors are locked at 5 p.m. Lucas said he and his wife spend their evenings attending everything from athletic to arts and theater events on campus. As Lucas returns to his daily routine Mary Alice Truitt/Printz and steps out of the president’s shoes for his wife, Ella. He said he usually the final time, he said he is exruns into Bennett, who is there cited to see where the university lifting weights and speaking to goes under Bennett’s leadership. students around the same time “My joy in coming back to this each morning. office in McCain Library and beLucas said he then returns coming President Emeritus again home after exercising, eats was heightened by Dr. Rodney breakfast, gets dressed (this Bennett becoming president of is where the signature bowtie this university,” Lucas said. “He is makes its appearance) and heads my friend, and I know the future to work in the office of the presof Southern Miss is immensely ident emeritus in the McCain bright because of him. I am eager Library and Archives building to watch Southern Miss continue around 9 a.m. to grow To The Top.” “For the rest of the day, I am usually answering phone calls and emails,” Lucas said. “I then


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‘Mad Men’ returns with death at the door

Matthew Germenis Printz Writer “Midway along the journey of our life, I woke to find myself in a dark wood, for I had wandered off from the straight path.” So begins Dante’s “Divine Comedy,” and though Don Draper has traded in a dark wood for the pristine beaches of Hawaii, so begins the much-anticipated sixth season of AMC’s “Mad Men.” We see Draper reading Dante’s “Inferno,” his voice-over narrating the epic’s first lines, while him and his wife, Megan, are on a business vacation. Oscillating between the inferno of a career and the paradise of something unattainable, Draper finds himself in the same place as Dante’s Pilgrim, halfway through life, alone in the wilderness. Throughout the course of the two-hour season six premiere, there’s a sense that things are in motion without actually going anywhere. It’s because they’re not. There’s so much chaos pending throughout the episode, but nothing actually boils over. We get the feeling we’re in a Sartre-esque room, or worse: a Bunuel film. Roger Sterling’s musings during a session with an analyst reveal a seemingly nihilistic attitude toward life, that it’s nothing but doors, bridges and windows that open up and then shut behind you; that all the major events in life are nothing but pennies that we pick up on the street and then continue on our path toward death. And death, my favorite subject, comes up in almost every scene in this episode, whether it’s in the form of literature (Dante), a funeral (Roger loses his mother), or a doctor (Arnold Rosen). Along with the mentioning of death is the denial of it, as the conversation arises after Draper unsuccessfully pitches an ad for Hawaii in which the paradisiacal neophyte to our nation is a jumping off point—a chance for the individual to get to heaven, their paradise. In that sense, Hawaii, Draper’s vacation, is more of a purgatory than anything else. Death becomes the thing that Draper struggles to sell, the hotel reps being uncomfortable with the possibility of people reading into the ad and finding suicide because it’s the thing that people are surrounded by, which has always been the case, however, but the events of the late ‘60s have made it seem more ubiquitous than ever. It’s everywhere to the point where Roger can’t feel anything after his mother passes away, much like Meursault in Camus’s “The Stranger.” Death makes its way into Betty’s story line, where she goes into the

Student Shout-outs

Huge ShoutOut to SGA!! Eaglepalooza went so live! I loved Churchhill, Elle Varner, and Phillip Phillips!! Y’all definitely did not disappoint! Two thumbs up! :)) Looking to get super involved and have a good time? Apply for the Southern Miss Activities Council! Deadline is Friday! Follow @ SMAC_ATTACK Come out support Southern Miss’ Soccer Club this Saturday, April 13th, at 3pm, at our Soccer Complex on 4th St. we play Mississippi Gulf Cosst Comminity College. SMTTT !!

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AMC’s ‘Mad Men’ season opener “The Doorway” premiered Sunday night to rave reviews and an audience of 3.4 million viewers.

Bohemian heart of Manhattan looking for the friend of her daughter, Sally—a young girl named Sandy who didn’t get into Julliard. Sandy expresses that she sympathizes with the poor, desiring to live the life seen glorified by “Rent,” that of the hunger artist. Betty, now the wife of a politician, descends into hell, the decayed urban social space known as Manhattan’s East Village, to rescue Sandy after she’s run

away. In the Village, young people who have to steal food to survive, live without running water, heat, or electricity, huddled together in starving masses yearning to make a political statement, surround Betty. Betty, much like Orpheus, returns from hell without the person she descended to find; crawling into bed with her husband to enjoy the comforts of middle class life, chock full of things to distract her from

the realities she has just seen. This focus on death for the beginning of a season seems appropriate when considering that this is the penultimate season of the show– Mad Men is aware of its own eminent demise. And because of that, as well as the turbulence of the end of the ‘60s, we’re going to experience these characters in this transition period—midway through their lives, in the wilderness of death.

Does anyone else notice that subways tomatoes are always on the verge of being rotten? So much for eat fresh... Hey ZB, I hear there’s a special edition of Dirty Birds coming out Thursday. I hear you made the list. Spring Parties TTT. SMAC’s Southern Miss Got Talent is this Friday! This week is AKA WEEK! Come out and support The Real K’s of HOLLYWOOD!!! WE HAVE EVENTS ALL WEEK. PARTY AT 3D LOUNGE THIS THURSDAY! DOORS OPEN AT 9:08! To My NETTIE, “ an Alluring Beauty” I wish you a Divastatingly Happy 23rd birthday. (APRIL 9th). I’ll LOVE YOU till the stars fall from the sky. Love Your CELIE! So many pineapples... I’m gonna need a wheelbarrow... -Pineapple Liberator out. Come through the Union on the 10th and 17th and grab a tasty snack for some pocket change “Poodle-Dove Treats” featuring cupcakes, pickles, chips, cookies and more! #support SMTTT It disturbs me that I can buy condoms at the PODS on campus, but not Scantrons or blue books. I highly doubt I’ll get “lucky” in between English and Geography, but I guess USM has me covered if I do.

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Fisk, Pierce lead Southern Miss past Tulane Barrett Negus Printz Writer

Game 1

The Southern Miss Golden Eagles could scrounge only four hits Friday night in an opening series 3-2 loss at the hands of the Tulane Green Wave at Pete Taylor Park. Mason Robbins extended his hitting streak to eight games in the loss, with two hits on the night. Tim Lynch drove in both runs for the Golden Eagles. The Green Wave struck first with a single run on four hits and a Jake Drehoff (1-4) walk in the opening frame of the game. The Eagles knotted the game at one in the bottom of the innings, scoring on a Tim Lynch RBI fielder’s choice. The Green Wave would add two more in the top of the third off Drehoff, scoring on a Sean Potkay RBI single and a sacrifice fly by Garrett

Cannizaro. Drehoff shouldered the loss, giving up three earned runs on nine hits in 3 1/3 innings, striking out two. The Eagles cut the lead in half in the bottom half of the frame, scoring a run on a Lynch single that would wrap up the scoring for both teams. Jay Myrick, continuing his solid work out of the bullpen, held the Green Wave to a mere two hits in 5 2/3 innings of relief, striking out four without walking a batter.

Game 2

Andrew Pierce threw eight strong innings on Saturday to even up the Conference USA series with the Tulane Green Wave, giving up only a single run on six hits while fanning seven Green Wave batters in a 6-2 win. Pierce improved to 6-1 on the season as the Southern Miss Golden Eagle ace, pitching at least

seven innings in all eight of his starts this season. Bradley Roney led the Eagles at the plate, driving in three runs on two hits in his first game back in the lineup in a few weeks. He knocked in the first run of the game in the form of a single to right field, this following a Blake Brown double down the left field line. The Green Wave tied the game in the top of the fourth, but the Eagles answered in the bottom of the frame, scoring three runs to make the score 4-1. The final two runs of the inning coming on a Roney two run bomb over the left field wall, his first of the season. The Eagles put two more runs on the board in the eighth before the Green Wave added a run in the ninth off of Cody Livingston. Daniel Wineski recorded the final out on a comebacker to end all threats in the ninth.

Game 3

Conor Fisk threw a two-hit shut-

out, turning in the second dominating starting pitching performance in two days for the Southern Miss Golden Eagles in the deciding game of the Conference USA series with the Tulane Green Wave. The Eagles had a season-low three hits of their own, but Travis Creel’s two-run double in the rightcenterfield gap is all the scoring Fisk would need. Andrew Furr led the inning off with a walk before a Chase Fowler hit-by-pitch by Tulane lefty David Napoli. Connor Barron then moved the runners into scoring position with a sacrifice bunt before Creel did his damage. “I have been working with Coach Caillet on some things, and it showed today,” Creel said. “I am seeing the ball really well right now, especially off of the lefties.” Fisk only got stronger as the game went on, retiring 10 consecutive batters after a single and a walk to start the sixth. A one-out walk in the ninth brought the tying run to the

plate for the Green Wave, but Fisk would retire the next two batters to mark the first complete game shutout for the Eagles this season. “It is a great feeling coming out and getting a series win in conference play,” Fisk said. “We haven’t won two consecutive games since the opening weekend since Missouri, so we needed this as a team going forward.” The Eagles failed to make a single error over the entire weekend series against the Green Wave, giving up only five runs. “I really like the way we played and finished out the last two games of the series,” said Scott Berry, head coach. “We have really been playing good baseball for the last two weeks, and this was a big series win for us, our second straight conference win against a quality opponent.” USM (13-17, 5-4) plays today on the road against the University of New Orleans before hosting them at the Pete on Wednesday.

Southern Miss Sports Box Score: Softball:

Women’s Tennis:

4/6 vs. Memphis L, 10-4 4/6 vs. Memphis L, 19-1 (5) 4/7 vs. Memphis L, 6-5

4/5 vs. Louisiana-Monroe L, 7-0

Men’s Tennis:

4/5 at Belmont W, 4-0 4/6 at Middle Tennessee State L, 4-3

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Men’s Golf:

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Women’s Golf:

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Top Left: Martha Rea sells artwork at Hubfest in downtown Hattiesburg on Saturday. Middle Left: The Peanut Hut gives out free samples during Hubfest last weekend in downtown Hattiesburg. Numerous food and store stands attended the festival for the community to enjoy. Bottom Left: Isaac Mccoy pets Patrick Tipplin’s pet snake at Hubfest in downtown Hattiesburg on Saturday. Top Right: Johnny Montero performs at Hubfest in downtown Hattiesburg on Saturday. Bottom Right: Customers at Hubfest purchase snacks from a food stand on Saturday morning. Susan Broadbridge/Printz


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Elle Varner takes the stage during Eaglepalooza in downtown Hattiesburg on Saturday night.

Headliner Phillip Phillips jams out in downtown Hattiesburg Saturday night during Eaglepalooza.

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Elle Varner performs during Eaglepalooza in downtown Hattiesburg on Saturday night.

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Bottom Left: Headliner Phillip Phillips jams out in downtown Hattiesburg Saturday night during Eaglepalooza.




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