S TUDENT P RINTZ
September 19, 2013
SERVING SOUTHERN MISS SINCE 1927
Volume 98 Issue 8
CP South groundbreaking
Wednesday morning, members of the Luckyday Foundation, school ofﬁcials and Dr. Rodney Bennett break ground together on the site of what will be the new Century Park South Residence Halls. The $55.6 million housing project, located behind the Thad Cochran Center, plans to have 954-bed spaces. Two of the three buildings are scheduled for completion by July 2014.
Green is the new black Initiative to fund green projects
Monicia Warner News Editor When students cast their ballots Tuesday in the 2013 Homecoming elections, they’ll be asked to make an important decision regarding sustainable projects at The University of Southern Mississippi. “The Green Fund is going to be
the official title on the ballot,” said Marcus Ocmond, Chairperson for the Student Government Association’s Committee on Sustainability. The Green Fund is an initiative spearheaded by the SGA that seeks to provide money for sustainable projects on campus. The money would be pulled from either an annual student fee or a small increase in tuition. “A student Green Fund can
provide an avenue of empowerment to the students because, as its designed, [students] are both the input and the output,” said Haley McMinn, USM assistant director for sustainability. “Students will take a very active role in the success of Southern Miss in our quest to minimize our impact on the environment and future generations.” In Tuesday’s election, students will be asked to vote yes or no in
support of the Green Fund and asked to choose a specific dollar amount they would be willing to contribute. The initiative will only appear on the Sept. 24 Homecoming ballot. According to Ocmond, the initiative is still in the rough draft phase and the financial aspect hasn’t been finalized. It could involve an opt-in system, opt-out system or an annual student fee.
The opt-in system would allow students to log into their SOAR accounts and contribute money to the Green Fund. The opt-out system would automatically sign students up to donate to the fund, but they could opt-out at any time via their student accounts. “It’s not set in stone,” Ocmond
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Astral Project returns to USM stage Kirstie Lowery Printz Reporter On Monday night, sounds of New Orleans jazz could be heard across campus as Astral Project performed for Southern Miss students and faculty members at Bennett Auditorium. Throughout the show, the band’s members expressed passion in their performance and the positive mood translated well
with audience members. “I love jazz and I just always wanted to see this group perform,” said USM student Camila Patino. The critically acclaimed band first performed at USM in summer 1996 at the Southern Arts Festival after Lawrence Panella, director of jazz studies, heard about the group from a fellow musician. “Tony Dagradi (saxes), Steve Masakowski (guitar), James Singleton (bass), and Johnny Vidacovich (drums)
Johnny Vidacovich, Steve Masakoski, James Singelton and Tony Dagradi of Jazz group Astral Project from New Orleans, LA. They played in Bennet Auditorium at The University of Southern Mississippi on August 16 2013. Hattiesburg, Miss.
Fund, from 1 said. “We’re still doing research to see how other universities do it, but we’re gonna do what best fits Southern Miss.” Those other universities include The University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University, who both moved forward with their own Green Fund initiatives in 2011 and 2012, respectively. “State and Ole Miss have optin systems and they’re trying to move toward a fee,” Ocmond said. “[Students] have the say in what they’d like to be charged.” “It would be very minute compared to a tuition increase; in any given year it could be $10-$20,” he added. According to Ocmond, Green Fund projects could include something “as small as putting stickers above all the light switches as a reminder to turn the lights out.” “It could also be installing energy efficient dryers in the bathrooms so we don’t have to use paper towels,” he added. Ocmond said it could also help USM achieve its Climate Action Plan goal of being carbon neutral by 2050. “It’s not a problem of today, it’s a problem of the future and we’re trying to make sure it’s continual-
ly being looked at and observed,” Ocmond said. “That way by 2050, we will be carbon neutral.” If the Green Fund initiative receives enough student support, a formal proposal will be drafted and presented to the SGA, administration and various departments on campus for feedback. If accepted and written into legislation, the Green Fund could become a reality as early as next school year. “In the future, if we run into stumbling blocks, we may have to put it before the students again,” Ocmond said. “It may or may not be the last time [students] see it on an official ballot.” McMinn believes that students will be the driving force behind this sustainability movement. “The important thing to remember with this Green Fund is that students are asking for it, students are championing its cause and students will have a central role in its operation,” McMinn said. “The student movement for sustainability on campus is growing and this fund is a great indication of that.” For more information on the Green Fund or how to get involved, contact Marcus Ocmond at Marcus.Ocmond@ eagles.usm.edu.
are each outstanding on their own, but together it is an extraordinary musical adventure,” Panella said. The show marked the first event in the School of Music’s Connoisseur Series, which seeks to bring students and community members together through music. “It’s a really good way for us to get the community involved and raise music awareness on campus,” said Aaron Strum, assistant director of marketing for the school of music. For more information about Astral Project, visit www.astralproject.com.
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Local organization works to end hunger Nikki Smith Printz Reporter A nonprofit organization is feeding the hungry around the state of Miss., and it all started in Hattiesburg. Robert St. John, a Hattiesburg restaurateur, chef and author with 30 years of restaurant experience, first became involved with Edwards Street Fellowship Center in 2009, which helped find food for clients. Edwards Street Fellowship Center is a “mission pantry” that helps feed 800 families each month in the Hattiesburg community. St. John called his Sysco representative and searched through the many items that Sysco offers to put together a food package for Edwards Street. While searching, he wondered if pantries or centers similar to Edwards Street were having the same problems finding food. “I began to see the face of hunger in my state,” St. John said. “I learned that there are seniors living on Social Security checks and fixed incomes who are, at this very moment, trying to decide between paying the electricity bill or going to the
grocery store to purchase food.” “I met single, working mothers who were holding down two jobs trying to keep their children fed. Worst of all, I
After doing some research, St. John found that Miss. is one of the main states with a hunger problem. This led him to ask Sysco’s executive team how they
how big of a problem hunger is,” said Amelia Landers, Extra Table intern and senior interdisciplinary studies major. USM students Elizabeth But-
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that Mississippi was the fattest state in the nation and also the most food insecure,” St. John said. “How could that be? On my tour I learned that the two, hunger and obesity, almost always go hand in hand. If one doesn’t have enough money to purchase proper foods at a grocery store, he or she will go to the nearest convenience store and eat junk.” Extra Table’s food packages include healthy foods that have long shelf-lives. The organization now ships food packages by the ton to 15 food pantries and soup kitchens all over Miss. Extra Table has two approaching community events: A Day at the Park on Sept. 21 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. with Southern Pines Animal Shelter, and the 5K Hattiesburg Hunger Run hosted by Southern Prohibition Brewery and Thirsty Hippo in Downtown Hattiesburg on Nov. 9. Anyone can donate to Extra Table and join the fight against hunger by visiting www.extratable.org or by attending one of the upcoming events.
met children who were eating a school breakfast, a school lunch and not eating again until the next day,” he said.
could help feed those in need. He then started Extra Table. “It was not until I was in college that I truly understood
ler, Ali Edwards and Samantha Walker also volunteer weekly with Extra Table. “I had trouble reconciling
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Ordinary student performs extraordinary music ing on my part of the acoustic compilation CD for South City Records. I also play acoustic shows here and there at different venues here in Hattiesburg, in Mobile, Pensacola, Jackson and that circuit.
Emily Evans Printz Reporter Gary Stanton, a junior recording industry management major, is just an ordinary college student doing extraordinary things in the local music scene. Stanton is a musician who enjoys writing country music and performing at local venues. “The American Dream,” one of Stanton’s original songs, has been viewed over 17,000 times on YouTube and also caught the eyes and ears of many students on campus. The Student Printz sat down for an interview with Stanton to get some in-depth information about his music career and to shed light on balancing the responsibilities of being a college student and an aspiring musician.
Tell me a little bit about what exactly you’re doing with your music career at this time? Stanton: Right at this moment
got you SP What interested in
singing and writing music? Stanton: I started playing guitar in second grade when my best friend started playing and I decided I would play too. He realized it wasn’t really for him but I kind of had a gift for it. So Gary Stanton Courtesy Photo I just kept playing and went on to play for youth groups and I’m really just writing a lot. That’s really what I want to do. I was ac- church events. I didn’t start writing tually in the studio yesterday work- until I was about 16 years old and
even then I didn’t write country music until I was about 18. you say that country SP Would is your genre? Stanton: Yeah I would definitely say so.
From where do you draw inspiration? Stanton: The reason I write country music is because it tells a story. It’s not really the vocal aspects or the sound of it that I like so much but the storytelling aspect. I mostly get inspiration from the older country music instead of the pop country that you hear on the radio today because of the stories they tell, whether it is about grieving a death in the family or political issues.
it difficult balancing being SP Isa normal college guy, going
to school, participating with your fraternity, and working on your music career? Stanton: There’s not a lot of free time. My free time really is just writ-
ing music. I’m a student first but I like staying busy so it’s not that bad. I’d rather be busy doing what I love than doing nothing. kind of tactics do you SP What use to keep your life orga-
nized and balanced? Stanton: I have to have a schedule. I’m a routine kind of guy. I used to be really unorganized but I had no choice but to get organized because I started having mishaps and forgetting to do things. advice would you ofSP What fer students that are aspiring musicians? Stanton: What I would say is do what you love and keep striving for that dream, whatever it is. Just don’t quit on what you love. You can find out more about Gary Stanton by visiting Facebook or YouTube and searching “Gary Stanton” on each site. You can hear the original “American Dream” tune at garystanton.bandcamp.com.
Netflix changes how you view TV Sarah Turnage Printz Reporter A revolution is taking place in home entertainment. In fact, you can take the “home” out of
the equation entirely. Today’s college students no longer need to be home, or in front of a television set to watch their favorite network or cable television shows. More people are choosing to become
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bers around the world. Rebekah Seagraves, a senior marketing major and Netflix member, said that she watches Netflix more than network television. “I don’t even know the channels on my new TV,” she said. Seagraves attributes the popularity of Netflix to scheduling. “We’d rather have access to the shows we want to watch on our schedule, which you can’t have when watching regular TV,” she said. Before Netflix and other online streaming sites, people had to clear their schedule for the night to sit in front of their television set to watch their favorite TV show. If they missed the show, they were out of luck. TIVO and DVRs fixed the timing issues but having to be in a specific location remained a problem. Netflix users can watch their favorite TV show or movie anywhere that has an Internet connection. They can pause, stop, rewind and fast forward all with a click of their mouse. This especially helps college students who are busy with part-time jobs and hours of studying. Until 2012, Netflix Instant Streaming only offered movie and television show reruns. On Feb. 6, 2012, they released their first original series called “Lilyhammer,” which received mostly positive reviews from critics. Netflix garnered even bigger success this year with their
original series “House of Cards.” The political drama made history by being the first online delivered program to receive a Primetime Emmy nomination for best drama series. Netflix struck gold with another original series, “Orange is the New Black.” Mary Sergeant, a junior public relations major, chose to watch the show after receiving a recommendation from a friend. “I think the show is so popular because it’s so different from other shows on television,” Sergeant said. The dark comedy series has created a lot of buzz and was arguably one of the hit shows of the summer. Along with original series, Netflix has a large selection of movies to fit anyone’s taste. There are classic movies such as “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” goofy comedies such as “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” documentaries, critically acclaimed dramas such as “The King’s Speech” and more. It’s not just original programming, a large selection of movies and popular reruns of hit television shows that make Netflix the choice of so many. Rather, it is the freedom to view these shows at convenience that makes Netflix a truly revolutionary source for movies, comedies and dramas.
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Faces of USM We ask, you answer.
Austin Bell Senior Interdisciplinary Studies in Art and Psychology Bay St. Louis, Miss. Interview and Photo by
When were you the happiest in your life so far?
When I studied abroad in London. I realized that there is more than just the South. I hadn’t been out of here much before then, and I really needed to. It was an eye-opener that there is more.
America expresses racism, ignorance toward Miss America 2014 Kathryn Miller Managing Editor
Sept. 15, Miss New York Nina Davuluriher, was the first Indian-American to win the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City, N.J. While most viewers were excited for Davuluriher, some people posted racist remarks about her on Twitter immediately after she was crowned. According to Buzzfeed, many hateful posts said things like: “Miss New York is an Indian….With all do respect this is America,” tweeted one man. “9/11 was 4 days ago and she gets Miss America?” tweeted another man. “Miss America right now or Miss Al Qaeda,” tweeted one woman. Many Americans were completely outraged that Davuluriher wasn’t caucasian or African-American. I found this whole situation disturbing. Really, America? If I could, I would go back in history and remember how many Native
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Americans inhabited this land before Columbus arrived. Let’s remember our ancestors, but let’s also remember how diverse America is today. Hannah Roberts, a junior biochemistry major and winner of the Miss USM Pageant in 2012, agrees with the diversity factor. “We should come to realize that America consists of all types of nationalities and ethnicities and that they are just as American as the current majority racial group, caucasian,” Roberts said. Davuluriher relates to more American women than you think. According to Syracuse. com, 24-year-old Davuluriher revealed she struggled with bulimia. She then started a strict regimen of healthy eating and regular exercise. Her new dream is to go to medical school to become a doctor. “Miss America is supposed to represent our nation and the scholarship program is designed to select the woman who exemplifies that,” Roberts said. “Therefore, I feel that it is
a wonderful thing that we now have an Indian-American woman representing the nation.” It appears that Davuluriher is taking the hateful criticism very well. During a news conference, Davuluriher said, “I have to rise above that. I always viewed myself as first and foremost American.” “I’m so happy this organization has embraced diversity,” she said. “I’m thankful there are children watching at home who can finally relate to a new Miss America.” Good for you, Miss America. So watch out Twitter haters. Davuluriher clearly doesn’t care if you are calling her a terrorist or a member of al-Qaida. After all, diversity is one of the most interesting aspects of the Miss America pageant.
This was an article of opinion by Kathryn Miller, the Managing Editor for The Student Printz. Email questions or comments to kathryn. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Floyd “Money” Mayweather ﬁghts on Keatyn Ladner Printz Reporter Floyd “Money” Mayweather improved his legacy once again with a win over Mexican champion fighter, Canelo Alvarez for another middleweight title. The title bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas was the most expensive fight in the history of the sport, coming in at $41.5 million. However, for Money Mayweather this was just another day, just another fight and just another dollar. Mayweather is arguably the most dominant fighter of his era. He continued to be unbeaten with this victory making his career record 45-0. Mayweather has an incredibly elusive style of fighting with an efficiency that is hard to match. Mayweather was able to pound Alvarez hard in later rounds leaving Alvarez disoriented and playing catch-up. Mayweather was able to use his speed and land jabs before Alvarez could respond. Mayweather’s approach in this fight remained a straight
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Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and Canelo Alvarez battle during their WBC and WBA super welterweight title ﬁght at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Saturday night.
attack from multiple angles. The fight was exciting, but the biggest shock came from outside the ring. Although it was obvious who had won to
the viewers, one judge in particular didn’t seem to agree. The judges’ scorecards were supposedly unanimous, but one of them called the fight even
with a score of 114-114. Mayweather and the rest of the viewers were seemingly confused, but moreso, outraged. It was later announced that the judges were
not unanimous; C.J. Ross was the judge that scored it even. There were many disappointments in the fight for some. Alvarez was considered to be a threat or a challenge for Mayweather, but just couldn’t live up to the hype. “I didn’t know how to get him, it’s extremely simple,” Alvarez said at a press conference. “He’s a great fighter, very intelligent. The frustration was getting in there, but he’s a great fighter. We tried to catch him.” Canelo Alvarez is a 23-year old Mexican fighter with multiple titles and had an undefeated record, until Mayweather took that from him. For Mayweather his strategy was basic. “I just listened to my corner, listened to my dad,” Mayweather said in a statement to the AP. “My dad had a brilliant game plan, and I went out there and got the job done.” Floyd “Money” Mayweather defends his title and continues to prove himself as the best middleweight champion of his time. To whomever is fighting this powerhouse next: Good luck.
USM soccer named co-champions at Mississippi State Tournament Alan Rawls Printz Reporter
Southern Miss’ soccer team played their way to be co-champions of the Mississippi State Tournament on Sunday, Sept. 15., when the team tied with the Furman Paladins in the final match. Southern Miss now has a 5-12 record, signifying they are well on their way to a better season
than 2012 when the Golden Eagles went 4-12-1. Their only loss came in a heartbreaking overtime match against South Alabama on Sept. 9. Not only do the Eagles have a better season and a co-champion tournament title, but the Eagles boast a strong offense led by Danica Roberts. Roberts was last week’s Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week and became the co-MVP of the Mississippi State
Tournament. She also joined fellow USM players Brooke Hendrix and Brittany Taylor in being named to the All-Tournament team. In the Sept. 13 match against Jackson State, Roberts recorded two goals on six shots. Her first goal was unassisted and from 25 yards out, and her second goal, assisted by Hendrix, was from 30 yards out. Roberts had 14 shots total in USM’s two matches,
with two assists and two goals. Though Sunday’s match against Furman resulted in a tie, first-year head coach Mohammed El-Zare was pleased with his team’s effort in that match. “I’ll tell you what, that was a fun match to coach and a fun match to watch,” El-Zare said. “They were a great opponent for us as we prepare for conference play.” Hendrix, Roberts and junior forward from Gautier, Miss.,
Ashley Johnson combined their efforts in the 65th minute to score the tying goal of the Furman match. Roberts passed to Hendrix, who sent the ball to Johnson. Johnson then kicked it into the top of the net near the far post, sending the match into a dramatic double-overtime tie.
Southern Miss Sports Box Score: Women’s Volleyball 9/17 at Northwestern State L, 3-1
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SMAC brings winter to September Only the Southern Miss Activities Council could provide a winter ice skating rink in the middle of September. The Winter Blast event, held on Centennial Lawn, prepared students for winter with games, activities and a full ice skating rink on Wednesday. Ice skates were provided for students to wear while participating in the activities. Students were seen laughing with friends and attempting to ice skate for the first time. Photos by Zachary Odom
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