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Students recognized for academics, campus involvement entitling him to join senior U.S. military leaders and other Ashley Jones top cadets at the George C. Contributing Writer Marshall ROTC Seminar in Lexington, Va. Top UA students have been The Marshall award is a awarded numerous university national award named in honor honors and awards in recogniof Gen. George C. Marshall, tion of their academic success, who served as Army chief of as well as their on-campus staff during WWII and as secinvolvement. retary of state and Senior Nathan secretary of defense Cooper Looney earned during the Truman the UA Henry Woods administration. Student Leadership The Marshall award, which recogAward is given nizes a UA graduatannually to the top ing senior who has an cadet from each outstanding record of of the 273 Army student leadership and Nate Looney ROTC units around provides a monetary the nation. Staggs award of $750. The was selected as the award was established top cadet of the in honor of Henry Razorback Battalion Woods, a 1973 UA at the UA. graduate who exem“Cadet Staggs plified an active role has been a model in numerous campus cadet and citizen organizations. during his time Looney is an active Daniel Staggs here,” said Lt. Col. UA student involved Clark B. Taylor, proin many on-campus organizafessor of military science at tions. He is a member of Sigma the UA, according to a press Chi Fraternity and the Student release. “In addition to his Alumni Board, and has served ROTC activities, where he as the Associated Student competed on the championGovernment president and on ship Ranger Challenge Team the Dean’s Student Leadership and has served as our Cadet Advisory Council, New Greek Battalion Commander, he is Council, UA Hurricane Katrina active in other areas of student Relief Team and several UA life and has earned Dean’s List committees. He also cohonors multiple times.” founded the Arkansas Student Staggs is scheduled to be Association, which unites stucommissioned as an infantry dent governments from the lieutenant on May 8. state of Arkansas. The College of Education Looney has received and Health Professions also a variety of other honors honored top students and scholand awards including the arship winners at its annual Arkansas Endowed Alumni Honors Convocation Thursday, Scholarship and the Sigma April 16, at the Center for Chi Bechtelheimer Memorial Continuing Education. Scholarship, and he was twice The college awarded scholawarded the Minna Rosenbaum arships totaling $399,726 to Divers Scholarship for the top 197 students for the 2009-10 political science student at academic year. The college’s the UA. He also was named top honors went to Bentley the most outstanding cabinet Seal, who won the Presidential member in the ASG. Scholar Award, and to Looney is completing his Stephanie Moore, who won the bachelor’s degree in political Henry G. and Stella Hotz Award science with a minor in ecofor the outstanding sophomore nomics. He is a member of the in the college. Honors College and plans to Seal is a junior majoring attend graduate school in the in childhood education. She fall at the Clinton School of works as a research assistant Public Service. Army ROTC cadet Daniel Staggs, a senior, received the See AWARDS on Page 2 George C. Marshall Award,





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Obama’s first 100 days divide student opinion

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President Barack Obama speaks about the economy at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, April 14.

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Senior Staff Writer As President Barack Obama nears the end of his first 100 days in office, students offered their insight as to how Obama has done so far. Obama, fresh off the fifth annual Summit of the Americas, has faced a wide range of problems, from a global recession to pirates. Domestically, his actions have included the stimulus package, which prompted the multiple tea parties on tax day. For Charlie Casper, a former UA student and special education assistant for Bentonville public schools, the overall performance of Obama has so far confirmed his traditional beliefs on politics. “It’s the same party politics – different face and character,” Casper said. In terms of education, however, Casper is more optimistic about the educational appropriations under Obama. “It’s definitely a good thing, but then again I haven’t seen any results yet,” Casper said. Sales taxes in the cities of Bentonville, Fayetteville,

Springdale and Rogers have sagged in recent months. The Bentonville school budget has been decreasing and some job cuts have occurred, but they were from minor programs, Casper said. “It’s a waiting game right now between what Obama’s said and how it’ll actually play out,” Casper said.

It’s a waiting game right now between what Obama’s said and how it’ll actually play out.” — Charlie Casper, former UA student

Junior Liam Selvey said it’s unfair to judge this early on, especially when taking into account the extraordinary circumstances of Obama’s introduction to the presidency. “Change takes time,” Selvey said. “Even if nothing’s solved yet, at least we’re on the right track. And at least he can speak well.” Although Obama has

enjoyed strong approval in the public, there is a well-established divide between support and opposition, exemplified by the tax day tea parties. Selvey wasn’t persuaded. “People will be (ticked) no matter who is president,” Selvey said. “He’s the biggest fall guy in America for the most part, and people need to give him a chance, not grief.” Sophomore Lindsay Ermann was among those who disapprove of Obama. “From day one, appointing people who were clearly not qualified for executive cabinet positions” was erroneous, Ermann said. “Now, since the stock market has plummeted and our economy is barely holding on by strings, I have no other leader to turn to and place the blame on besides President Obama,” she said. Obama is not only failing current Americans, but also generations ahead by burdening them with trillions in debt, Ermann said. “I am so scared for the future,” she said, though she remained optimistic in the Republican response in the 2012 election.

Internationally, Obama has his hands full in virtually every part of the world except the Antarctic. Two wars in the Middle East, the economic and subsequent military growth of China, the stalemate with Iran, Chavez, Pakistan and its new peace accord with the Taliban, increased competition with regional heavyweight Brazil, the North Korean missile launch, and Somali pirates are the tip of the iceberg. The liberation of the American ship captain by the Navy SEALS has garnered widespread approval, including from Ermann, who said Obama “made a good call.” However, Somali pirates seem to be the least of America’s worries. North Korea flexed its muscle with the launch of a long-range missile, which has highlighted the power race in the region. Japan has been gravitating toward abolishing a policy held since WWII that limits its military force to defending just the homeland, as well See

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Judges Day lectures, putt-putt tourney planned for Journalism Days


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UA students Emily Adams (left) and Leah Fruechting sit shoeless outside of Brough Commons Friday afternoon. Adams and Fruechting joined the many students who didn’t wear shoes Friday as part of TOMS One Day Without Shoes event.

Judges Day, a series of lectures about the relationship between the media and the judiciary, will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Monday at the Donald W. Reynolds Center on campus. Judges Day will kick off Journalism Days, or J-Days, sponsored by the Walter J. Lemke Department of Journalism. Arkansas Supreme Court Justices Annabelle Clinton Imber and Robert L. Brown will present five of the seven Judges Day speeches. The judges will co-present the address, “Reporter’s confidential sources from the court’s perspective” and a 30-minute session entitled, “Ask a Judge: Question and Answer period.” A schedule of all lectures can be found at JudgesDay/Welcome.html. This year’s series of J-Day

events will last through April 24. However, not all of the lectures and events are catered toward journalism majors. A Putt-Putt Golf Tournament and lunch is open to the UA campus 1 to 3 p.m. April 24 at Gator Golf on College Avenue. To register, contact Carol E. Rachal at 5753113. Tickets including golf and lunch are $10 for students and $15 for nonstudents. “Putting Your Best Foot Forward: Tips for preparing you to enter the working world,” which will be presented by Sam Smith of the advertising company Cranford Johnson Robinson Woods, will take place twice – 9:30 a.m. in Room 115 of Kimpel Hall and 12:30 p.m. in Room 146 of J.B. Hunt. The 2009 Roy Reed Lecture will be given by Philip Bruce, deputy general manager of National Public Radio West, 7 p.m. April 22 at the UA Alumni House. The journalism-centered events

include the Lemke Journalism Project Awards Reception and a lecture entitled “Multi-Media Journalism.” The Lemke Journalism Project Awards Reception will take place 3 to 4:30 p.m. April 23 in Room 111 of Kimpel Hall, and “Multi-Media Journalism” will be presented by various journalists 11 a.m. April 24 in the UATV studio. A few of the J-Days events are specifically geared toward broadcasting journalism students. “Life after broadcasting,” a speech given by Jennifer Irwin, social editor of Celebrate magazine, and Stacey Starck, employee of Gov. Mike Beebe, will take place 11 a.m. Monday in the UATV studio. ESPN commentator Jimmy Dykes will speak about the “Life of a Commentator” 11 a.m. April 22 in the UATV studio, and Philip Bruce of NPR West will speak 10 a.m. April 23 also in the UATV studio.


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Chemistry/Biochemistry Lecture April 20 Cynthia K. Larive, University of California, Riverside, will present “Finding a Needle in a Haystack: Improving the Analytical Methods for Heparin and Heparan Sulfate Characterization� 3:30 p.m. today in Room 144 of the Chemistry Building. She is editor-in-chief and project investigator of the Analytical Sciences Digital Library (, an Internet-based resource for instructors, students and practitioners of analytical chemistry. A reception will take place after in Room 105. The event is open to the public. For more information, visit http://chemistry.uark. edu/1690.htm, or contact seminar chair Matt McIntosh, Geosciences/ENDY Colloquium April 20 The next geosciences/ENDY colloquium at the UA will be today in Room 25 of Ozark Hall. This will be a discussion of the Ozark landscape evolution. Margaret Guccione, professor of geology, will make a 15-minute presentation to provide background on the features, terminology and theories involved. Walter Manger, professor of geology, will follow with a 15-minute presentation, outlining a theory for the relatively recent origin for many of the features evident on the landscape. The presentations will be followed by group discussion with all invited to contribute questions or comments. This event is free and open to the public. Women’s giving circle to present 2009 grant recipients The UA women’s giving circle will host a reception and check presentation event 5 p.m. Friday, April 24, to announce this year’s grant recipients. The event will be at the University House on campus. Last year, six programs received grants totaling $60,000. The initiatives included a literacy program for the Marshallese community, a student Safe Ride program to provide protected transportation to and from campus, an Arkansas history curriculum initiative, a green roof experiment, a math remediation program for female students and a study of Arkansans who serve in the military. Department of Music to feature student recitals The Fulbright College Department of Music will feature students selected for this year’s Honors Recital in concert 6 p.m. Sunday, April 26, in the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall. They will be performing a variety of pieces they selected to audition for a chance to perform in this recital. This year’s Honors Recital students are Greg Battista, Jennifer Dolkos, Lynn Francis, Olga Greenhut, Emily Nelson, Maja Sevo and Chelsea Williams. For more information, please call the department of music at 479-575-4701.

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as developing missile technology to counter gains made by North Korea and the growing giant of China. For Ryo Eshita, a biology major from Japan, the flexing of military power under former President George W. Bush was not necessarily negative. “I supported Bush’s stance in the region because he had military power,� Eshita said. The diplomacy advocated under Obama in the current situation, Eshita said, has seemingly “no chance.� However, Eshita remains optimistic about a more diplomatic Obama and mindful of mistakes made by the Bush administration. “Bush caused many problems all over the world, including the economic crisis,� Eshita said. “Obama will change the economic situation and lead the world into a new economic system.� Freshman Chloe Costello agreed with Obama’s new diplomatic direction abroad, though the issue that has caught Costello’s attention most is health care, and she supports Obama’s expansion of its availability. “Even though people might go in to get treatment for a simple headache, if my dad loses his job, it would be nice as a college student to have affordable health care,�

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from Page 1 for the Office for Education Policy, a research center in the College of Education and Health Professions, and serves as vice president of Kappa Delta Pi, an honor society for education students. Seal plans to enter the Master of Arts in Teaching program after earning her bachelor’s degree. She wants to obtain licensing endorsements in fifth and sixth grades. Moore is a sophomore majoring in nursing. She will begin work in the college’s Honors Program next year. She plans to pursue a Master of Science in Nursing after earning her bachelor’s degree and would like to work as a family or pediatric nurse practitioner. Seniors in the Honors Program were also acknowledged at the convocation including Katherine Delph, Rachel Denton, Jamie Hail, Evan Lord, Meredith Moore, Mallory Nash, Amanda Reed, Shannon Rehm, Chelsea Rose, Thomas Rosson Jr. and Allison Ward-Seidel. Lindsey Jo Sarratt is the college’s first-ranked senior scholar. The college also honored students who won awards from their academic departments. A complete list of awards is available on the college’s Web site.

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Staff Writer Kyle Strong has been studying math volumes recently, but not for his trig/pre-cal class. His calculations and estimations Wednesday afternoon did not earn him an “A� but rather $1,250 in prize money from the UA math department. The UA hosted the American Mathematical Society’s math competition called “Who Wants to Be a Mathematician� Wednesday when eight high school students from Arkansas competed for cash and prizes. Designed to resemble the TV show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,� the students were asked multiple choice math questions of increasing difficulty, and even had a lifeline to ask a teacher or friend in the audience for help. The AMS has been performing the game for more than eight years from Boston to Honolulu, but this was its first visit to Arkansas. The purpose of the 32,000-member organization is to further math research and foster awareness of math and its connections to other disciplines. The game is intended to show students that math can be fun and rewarding. “It gives the students a chance to show off,� said Michael Breen, the host of the game and Public Awareness Officer for AMS. Strong, a junior at Har-Ber High School in Springdale, won the competition for $750 in prize money and answered the bonus question for another $500. He said he planned on saving most of the money to use toward college, although he doesn’t yet know where that will be. Karan Batra, a junior at Bentonville High School, won a preliminary round for $250. The other contestants received math software, a calculus book

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Kyle Strong (left) won first place and received a $1,250 prize, while Karan Batra came in second with a $250 prize. Mike Breen (middle), hosted the American Mathematical Society’s math competition Wednesday.

or the “What’s Happening in the Mathematical Sciences� book series. Strong’s parents, Dave and Cindy Strong; his teacher, Mindy Bain; and about 22 classmates cheered him on during the competition. Strong said his school made an announcement that he had qualified to compete and made it a field trip opportunity for students to support him at the contest. “We are so proud of him,� Bain said. “We told him to go home and study and he actually did.� Strong said he talked with teachers about mathematicians because he didn’t feel prepared for that kind of question. He also read the math section of his volume library for about two hours the night before the contest. Another contestant, Tristan Sokol, a senior from Huntsville High School, said he didn’t do anything to study besides watch a past game online. Sokol explained that his school didn’t announce that he was competing because “they always favor basketball over academics.� He said his Calculus AB teacher, Pat Corlett, encour-

aged him to take the qualifying test online. During one question, Sokol submitted his answer before the clock had even started counting down from 90 seconds. Breen said Sokol had “that happy mathematician look.� Before the contest, Chaim Goodman-Strauss, chair of the UA mathematical sciences department, gave a math talk entitled “Up to One Million Dollars in Prize Money May Be Given Away.� He talked about game theory, such as strategies for the Rock Paper Scissors game and the Prisoner’s Dilemma. “The choice whether to cooperate and further mutual good or to act in self-interest is one that happens every day,� GoodmanStrauss said. “It’s all about building trust, which is the foundation of our interactions as a species.� Other contestants were Spencer Short from Cabot High School, William Buehling from Fayetteville High School, Katie Smith from Fayetteville High School, Camden Dwellee from Arkadelphia High School and Alex Wilson from Pea Ridge High School.

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It’s FDR! It’s JFK! No, it’s Obama!

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President Barack Obama has self-styled himself a modern Abraham Lincoln, a 21st century FDR, an echo of JFK. He’s even linked himself with Jimmy Carter by mentioning “The New Foundation.” And, from the outset of Obama’s presidential campaign through the first months of his presidency, journalists and other observers have been quick to draw comparisons between him and past presidential giants, as well. The comparisons – on the surface, at least – make sense. As others have pointed out, Obama, like Lincoln, is a lawyer from Illinois who rose to prominence in part because of a powerful and timely political speech. In 1857, at the Illinois state house, Lincoln proclaimed, “A house divided cannot stand.” In 2004, at the Democratic National Convention, Obama declared, “There is not a liberal America and a conservative America. There is a United States of America.” As Rice University history professor Douglas Brinkley said in a Jan. 17 article on, “Lincoln and Obama (share) a love of words, a belief that rhetoric and oratory (can) change people’s minds.” So it is with Obama and FDR, as well. We like the way BBC reporter Kevin Connelly put it in a March 10 article: “FDR could write elegantly and speak compellingly. He utilized the new power of radio to sell policy directly to the people, just as Mr. Obama does through his televised speeches and through the Internet.” When it comes to Obama and JFK, do we even need to point out the similarities? Not only is Obama young and handsome, but not since Jackie has a First Lady been such a fashion icon. Those arms. Yada, yada, yada. We question the efficacy of inviting comparisons to Jimmy Carter, but we assume Obama just hopes to endear himself to the public without calling into question his effectiveness as an executive. Whatever. But, as Obama nears his 100th day in office, we want to know: who is he really? Clearly, as the comparisons imply, Obama is a skilled rhetorician and a talented diplomat. Even when he speaks about a subject as dour as the economy, crowds chant, “Yes, we can,” and when he speaks to European audiences (at least to judge by his first European tour), they go wild. But, far from being the unifier he promised he was, Obama has proved himself to be predictably liberal and, like most politicians, an astonishingly big spender. An executive order to close Gitmo, a reversed ban on federal funding for aid agencies that perform abortions, the removal of conscience protections for health workers who refuse to issue contraception - there is very little of compromise in such decisions. And the only way he can enact his $3.6 trillion budget and remove the deficit is - well, no, he can’t. Adhering to an ideology is not necessarily blameable, though - probably just a little embittering for conservatives who watched as their own leaders didn’t. In fact, it might be just that sort of commitment to a particular set of ideals that will ultimately justify comparisons to towering personalities like Lincoln and FDR. But that remains to be seen.


TEN YEARS IN THE POST-COLUMBINE WORLD Columbine didn’t bother me at first. I felt awful for the people involved, but I didn’t know any of them. My parents had just signed up for cable TV, and we kept it on the news channels for several days after the massacre. The pundits kept telling me that this was a national tragedy and I should be traumatized and afraid. My mom explained that as horrific as the killings were, school shootings are very rare and the most dangerous part of going to school is the bus ride there. This made sense to me. It didn’t seem to make sense to anyone else. People blamed everyone from Charlton Heston to Charles Darwin. Columbine was cast as the symptom of some national disease that had to be eradicated. My middle school reacted swiftly. It only took one threat of suspension to get us to stop doing moves from “The Matrix” in the hallways. They banned water guns, pocketknives, scissors and, inexplicably, magic markers. News reports started coming in about kids being expelled and arrested for things like playing with a paper gun, tossing a rubber band or having a butter knife in their car. Some schools even punished students for wearing rosaries and Stars of David because they were “gang signs.” Things didn’t get any better when I went to high school. Because Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold wore trench coats during part of their rampage, our principal banned all coats and jackets. When it got cold, she’d go class to class every morning and collect all the coats we had brought and pile them up in her office. I’ve heard Columbine referred to as “9/11 for kids,” but I think the adults were more traumatized than we were. Their obsession with their vow to “never let it happen again” made them paranoid. They’ve spent the last decade

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President Obama has declared, “There is no disagreement that we need action by our government, a recovery plan that will help to jumpstart the economy.” Indeed, both Democrats and Republicans in the Obama and Bush administrations have called for vast increases in government spending. Many among the public also agree with this approach: prior to the approval of the latest $787 billion economic stimulus bill, a Gallup poll taken in February observed that a slight majority of Americans were in favor of its passage. A general consensus seems to exist that these “stimulus” packages will help America’s economy through government investment into infrastructure projects. This may sound enticing, but we must remember where these “investment” dollars come from. The government is not in the business of producing goods or services and therefore does

coming up with ridiculous, ineffective rules and regulations. A temporary safety is allowed to trump any concern for liberty. Maybe it was 9/11 for kids, after all. USA Today reported on post-Columbine security last week, featuring a middle school in Virginia that posts a guard at the building’s entrance. He stares kids down and inspects their faces for “small signs of anger or grief, some crumb of unhappiness or aggression left over from the weekend.” Not every school goes to this Orwellian extreme. The level of oppression varies in different school districts across the country, but a lot of the stuff I did as a kid would get me sent to prison nowadays. I used to play cowboys or pirates at recess and use sticks for toy guns. I liked to draw stickfigure comic books where superheroes would beat up on villains, who were usually blowing up buildings or shooting innocent people. In fourth grade, we took a field trip to the mall at Christmastime, where we all bought rubber band guns and spent the next couple of weeks shooting each other across the classroom. Why did we do this? Because we were normal, healthy young boys. Like billions of male human beings before us, we used play violence to establish boundaries, express creativity and

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not create any wealth that can be given away, let alone invested. The only funds the government has to give are those confiscated from the paychecks of taxpayers. Of course, some segments of society may benefit from the “injection” of stimulus dollars. For example, the latest stimulus package helps many of the unemployed by providing them with a $25 increase in their weekly benefits check. Different industries providing services that coincide with Washington’s agenda, such as harvesting renewable energy sources or providing broadband services to rural areas, will also benefit from the billion dollar allocations in the stimulus bill. But their stimulus dollars are coming from your back pocket. All of these “investments” are being made possible without the consent or judgment of the individuals who rightfully earned the money in the first place. Imagine if a thief stole your wallet but left you a note promising your money would be “invested” in different industries and those in

need “for the good of the economy.” Would you drop your objection to his act of theft, given the allegedly benevolent motive for his crime? Should you? What our government has failed to recognize is that we are morally entitled to keep what we earn and use it according to our own judgment and priorities, which may or may not include such things as investment and charity. But simply calling redistributed tax money an “investment” does not change its nature as stolen goods. Just as such a thief violates the rights of his victims, so too the government is violating our rights under the guise of “investing” in our name. If we are to remain committed to the ideals of our founding fathers, that all men are endowed with inalienable rights, and among those are the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, we must remember this includes property rights, i.e. the right to earn, keep and dispose of our property as we see fit.


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set social structures. Our parents and teachers only stepped in when we went too far and actually hurt each other, and this is how we learned. This all changed after Columbine. After a while, the atmosphere of paranoia started to rub off on me. When half of your waking hours are regulated by people who make school shootings a primary focus, you start to obsess about them, too. The high school I graduated from was in one of the safest school districts in the country. But every time I had class in a new room, I’d look around and imagine what I’d do if it happened here. Would there be time to barricade the door? Were there windows to jump out? Which desks would provide the best cover? Some of my friends kept guns in their cars to defend themselves, just in case. I almost always knew where they had parked in the morning. My Honors English teacher, Mrs. Horsley, assigned us “1984” to read. We spent weeks discussing the surveillance society and the nature of state control. Then when our school hosted a lock-in party for us graduating seniors, I spotted Mrs. Horsley spying on us from the top floor, where she had been recruited to monitor our behavior. I smiled at her to see if she got the irony, but she seemed not to notice. This fall’s incoming freshmen will have spent 10 years being taught the Declaration of Independence by people who don’t even trust them enough to let them pick out their own clothes. They might know what liberty means on paper, but have they ever actually lived it?


Expand printing on campus So there I was, the only person in the ADSB computing lab, a little out-of-the-way lab that I sought out during an off-peak hour with an audacious plan to print my résumé on résumé paper.

Simply “out of the question,” said a little man in the glass cubicle – OK, there was one other person in the room – “rules are rules.” “Printing Services,” he said. Since I was pretty sure he had never gone to Printing Services for anything, I didn’t ask him how

much that little errand would set me back. It did set me to wondering why I pay that technology fee, though, and why those creative minds in IT don’t have the foresight to designate a few spots on campus as customized-printing friendly. I bet we’d even let you load the paper if

you insist. I believe the university wants us to be successful; surely this is a not-uncommon scenario where intentions can be translated into action. John Riley UA staff


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Discounted tickets are available today for subscribers of the 2009-10 season at the Walton Arts Center on Dickson Street. WAC is the largest venue for performing arts and entertainment in Arkansas. “It is beneficial for the entire community to expose the campus to this great resource,” said Ashley Tull, associate dean of students for campus life. WAC hosted about 4,300 students last season, and the programming staff has developed the schedule to draw more students to the theater starting this fall. This season has about 40 performances, including at least seven Broadway shows and a concert from the North Arkansas Symphony. “The 2009-10 season is a wide range of programs that highlight some of the best and most accomplished artists in the world at a pretty reasonable price,” said Jodi Beznoska, communications director for WAC. The WAC program directors are looking for ways to collaborate with the UA and to make tickets more affordable for students. will have a student page this summer, and the center will continuously update its Facebook page for information on ticket discounts and sales for students. Although the details are not definite, ideas include setting specific days of the week for students to purchase Broadway tickets at half price and on-site discounts for students who come by the WAC. “Grease” and “Legally Blonde” are two Broadway hits that will be in town this season. “Grease,” which is Time magazine’s 2007 pick for the No. 1 musical of the year and stars Taylor Hicks as Teen Angel, will arrive on stage May of 2010. “Legally Blonde,” a successful film about an underestimated blonde who is determined to go to Harvard Law School, commences the season on July 7 and will run through July 12. “The Wedding Singer” will be perfecting its show here in September before heading off on a national tour. Talent of every genre of performing arts will grace the Fayetteville stage this season. If the audience wants to laugh, “The

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Grammy Award-winning South African a cappella group Ladysmith Black Mambazo will perform at the Walton Arts Center next season.

Second City” is celebrating its 50th year of unrestricted improv and sketch comedy on August 28-29. Musical performances range from classical symphony to the root music of the American Revival, which mixes funk, folk, bluegrass and more, exemplifying “Americana at its finest,” said Jenni Swain, vice president of the WAC programs. Some of the music acts, such as Grammy award-winning South African a cappella group Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Kayhan Kalhor/Brooklyn Rider are living, breathing examples of cross-cultural dialogue and connection, Beznoska said. In addition to music and dance, some shows combine the arts, such as “Little House on the Prairie” or “The Nutcracker.” “I would like to see the WAC used more as a local venue, inviting students and people to enjoy it between the major shows,” said Jasmine Nile, a UA senior art history major. Tull is working with the WAC to coordinate Friday Night Live events and other occasions at the venue. The studio theater will host the University Theatre’s rendition of Arthur Miller’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, “The Death of a Salesman,” in October. “I can only ask for more world dances, symphonies, orchestral symphonies and bal-


Broadway hit “Legally Blonde” will begin the Walton Arts Center’s 2009-10 season this summer July 7. Other Broadway plays that will arrive in Northwest Arkansas include “Grease” and “The Wedding Singer.”

lets,” said Libby Atkins, a senior food science major. Beznoska encourages all students to experience the events at the WAC. “Live performance is a really important part of a dynamic, engaged lifestyle,” she said.

“Movies and recorded music are great, but live performance has an element of authenticity and uniqueness that can’t be experienced in pre-recorded media.” For a full list of performances and upcoming student discounts, visit

Contrary to some myths, musicians and bands grow older (see Mick Jagger). It is evident in some bands, whether it’s in their appearance, sound or diminished touring schedule. And it’s no surprise that Massachusetts’ acoustic pop-rock band Guster is growing older. Since hitting the college rock scene back in the mid-’90s, Guster has dazzled crowds with their unique live show and catchy (and, at times, touching) pop songs. Now the quartet has families, houses, bills to pay and passion projects that need tending to. While this has affected aspects of the band’s demeanor, they certainly are not looking to stop any time soon. Guster – consisting of vocalist/guitarist Ryan Miller, vocalist/ guitarist Adam Gardner, drummer Brian Rosenworcel and bassist Joe Pisapia – have not stopped touring. In fact, touring (which many fans believe to be the band’s bread and butter) has just gotten “smarter,” Miller said in a phone interview last week. “Rather than touring eight months a year, we’re doing five months to sort of consolidate the tour to spend more time with our families,” Miller said. “We’re still really excited about being in a band, and (touring with families) is not completely uncharted waters. We’re just going to do everything a lot smarter and better.” This new, “smarter” touring will make its way through Fayetteville tomorrow night, as Guster will also be hitting up several other college towns throughout the nation. But touring is not the only thing the band is cutting down on when it comes to life on the road. Gardner, along with his wife, have started Reverb, an organization devoted to finding ways to make touring “greener” and environmentally friendly, such as by using smarter fuels, recyclable batteries and water bottles. The touring life this year also will provide a delay for the band as they look to put out a new album by the end of the year. “We’re getting there,” Miller said. “Basically, this album is going to follow the pattern of the last two. We go in, finish it, take a look and realized we need a few more songs. We have a bulk of the album finished. We just need to write and record a few more songs to round it out. “There’s no release date, but hopefully it will come out at the end of the year,” he said. “But it won’t be any time soon.” Although new material will not be released until 2010, Guster will provide fans their fix with their live show that has garnered critical and fan acclaim during their tenure as a band. From the intense live albums to the inventive hardcore percussion moves (playing with no sticks, bongos, etc.), the members do see themselves as a live band. But Miller also thinks the band’s recorded material and live shows are two different aspects and should be treated as so. “For a long time, our first couple of records didn’t make a good record, so we were more of a live band,” Miller said. “But there’s definitely two sides to it. We don’t try to recreate albums when we play live. It’s sort of a different affair. Two different animals, and you have to treat them different. There’s a lot of production in the albums and a lot of add-ins on stage. It’s a huge part of our career. Being on the road has a lot to do with why we’re still a band and still touring.” Being together for more than a decade also has allowed Guster the unfortunate challenge of pleasing new and old fans alike. But with every new album, every new sound and every new venture, Miller hopes fans see them as getting better than when they first got together in college in 1991. “Hopefully we’ve gotten better,” Miller said. “We sort of met in college, and the early records sound like some college band. And now we’re adults and fathers and have remained music fans the whole time. We hope that maturity shows through and hopefully a band interested in pushing the boundaries of what it means to be in Guster.” Brian Washburn is the News editor for The Arkansas Traveler. His column appears every Monday.


Pilates: creating a lean, toned body Kelsey McQueary Staff Writer

Pilates, a workout developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates in Germany, is a fitness system used by many students on the UA campus. The founder originally started these series of workouts to help rehabilitate bedridden soldiers in World War I, according to, but now the fitness system is used to tone bodies and promote agility. There are two kinds of Pilates – one type is machine-based and the other involves the participant using a floor mat. An instructor at the HPER said she is trained in both mat and machine Pilates and that both require intensive training sessions. Pilates is a good workout for both athletes and dancers. The workout is designed to help the

participant be light on his feet, and it also is great for balance, two factors important to athletes and dancers. “I’ve been doing (Pilates) since high school,” said Allison Chinn, a UA junior. “I was a swimmer, and our coach told us to have no body fat, and Pilates helps with toning.” Pilates is mostly core work, meaning that it balances the development of the deep and superficial muscles that stabilize, align and move the trunk of the body, especially the abdominals and muscles of the back. “Pilates works out your entire core and every part of your stomach and upper and lower abs,” Chinn said. The HPER Pilates instructor said she works with baseball and football teams to help improve their strength and flexibility. See

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Participants stretch during a Thursday Pilates class at the HPER. The HPER offers two types of Pilates workout sessions – a machine-based workout and one that involves a mat.


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Offense highlights Red-White Game Matt Jones

Senior Staff Writer Only the rain didn’t go to script Saturday night. Forecasted heavy showers sandwiched Arkansas’ Red-White game to cap spring practice, allowing the Razorbacks’ offense to shine. The two squads combined for 829 yards of total offense, including 574 yards through the air as Ryan Mallett and Tyler Wilson each made their final case to be named starting quarterback. The Red team – made up primarily of first-team performers – won 49-21. “The rain stopped and it went good,” Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino said. “I was happy with a lot of things that transpired on the field. “Offensively we showed we can execute. I thought our offensive front did a real nice job of pass protection and gave the quarterbacks time.” Mallett, who transferred from Michigan last January, finished the night 15-of-26 passing for 233 yards and two touchdowns, but also threw a pair of interceptions playing solely with the Red team. Wilson finished the night 23-of36 passing for 301 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in playing for both teams. The Greenwood native made the most of his time with the first team, going 14-of-16 for 169 yards and a third quarter touchdown strike to London Crawford. Petrino said the decision on the starter would likely be made Thursday. “ B o t h showed they can execute the offense and make the FILE PHOTO throws,” Pe-

trino said. “They did have good timing. They did stand in there and throw it. They just had two bad decisions early in the game and it resulted in two interceptions. They can’t do that and have to take care of the ball. “It was good to get Tyler some work with the ones like we did. Because the Red team had so many offensive plays he actually got some more work with that group than we anticipated.” Arkansas quarterbacks coach Garrick McGee said he was also pleased with the performance of the duo. “We’re in a good position at the position, but we’ve still got a long way to go before we’re prepared to win in the SEC,” McGee said. “They’re going to continue to work hard – they’re good kids. It’s really important for them to lead this team to a championship.” Early on it appeared as if the Razorbacks’ run game would steal the show when De’Anthony Curtis, who finished with 103 rushing yards, busted a 55-yard touchdown run on the game’s third play from scrimmage to give the Red team a 7-0 lead. But with three running backs out for the game because of injury, the run game eventually stalled with the two teams combining for 255 rushing yards – 55 of which came on Curtis’ first of two runs to pay dirt and another coming on a 60-yard score from Adrian Moore in the fourth quarter. “We still need to run the ball better,” Petrino said. “I wasn’t happy with the consistency of our runs. We had some big runs and some nice runs, but we had a lot of 1-yard gains, some minus-2-yard gains. We have to keep going forward.” The Red team jumped to a 21-0 lead on a 1-yard touchdown run by Broderick Green with 2:32 to play in the first half. Wilson and the White team answered quickly with a 50-yard touchdown strike to Greg Childs on the ensuing possession before Mallett answered with a 14-yard touchdown pass of his own to Joe Adams to end the first half with a 28-7 lead.

Childs (four catches, 86

ya r d s , two touchdowns) and Adams (seven catches, 118 yards, one touchdown) were among a plethora of receivers that benefited from big nights by the quarterbacks. Jarius Wright led all receivers with seven catches for 125 yards. Despite the big offensive numbers, Petrino said he was also pleased with FILE PHOTO aspects of his defense. “I thought the defense started out fast,” Petrino said of the unit that collectively forced five turnovers on the night. “They played with good emotion and tackled well, and then in the second half gave up a couple of big plays. “(Jake) Bequette was in the backfield all night long and Malcolm Sheppard was disruptive. I thought Jerry Franklin was able to run around and really recognize runs and ran through when he saw holes to make some plays in the backfield.” Petrino was also complimentary of members of the secondary, which will be boosted in the fall with a strong freshman and junior college class of cornerbacks and safeties. “Tramain Thomas (five tackles, one interception) was all over the field,” Petrino said. “He’s done that all spring and put a lot of pressure on Matt Harris. He’s going to be a good, physical safety for us.”


Razorback receivers have big day Jimmy Carter Staff Writer

Sophomore receivers Joe Adams and Jarius Wright are very similar in both their size and playing style. Adams is 5-foot-11 and 177 pounds while Wright measures 5-foot-10 and weighs in at 174 pounds. Both are very fast and agile, capable of taking a short pass the distance or getting behind the defense down the field. The pair spent most of Saturday’s Red-White game one-upping each other while playing for the victorious Red squad. Wright finished with 125 yards on seven catches while Adams hauled in seven passes totaling 118 yards, including a 14-yard touchdown from quarterback Ryan Mallett. “We feed off each other a lot,” Adams said. “He’s kind of like my brother. We’re kind of like the same person. Whenever he make a big play, I make a big play. Whenever I make a big play, he make a big play. It’s a duel.” But the duo wasn’t alone. Senior London Crawford caught six passes for 85 yards for the Red squad and reeled in a leaping 23-yard touchdown from quarterback Tyler Wilson. Junior tight end D.J. Williams hauled in 6 catches for 41 yards and a 9-yard touchdown from Mallett. Sophomore Greg Childs pulled in four passes for 86 yards and two touchdowns for the White team. “We really don’t feel like (Childs) is a secondteam wide receiver,” Petrino said. “We play a lot of receivers and he played a lot of snaps last year. He’s See



Gymnasts take program to new levels Eibner’s gem salvages Harold McIlvain II Senior Staff Writer

It was another dream come true for the No. 10 Arkansas Razorback gymnastics team. After advancing to the Super Six championship round for the first time in school history, the Razorbacks finished with a program-best fifth place performance Friday at the NCAA Championships in Lincoln, Neb. The Razorbacks eyed the goal throughout the year after finishing short of competing in the Super Six last year. “The team believed from day one and has worked really hard since nationals last year,” Arkansas co-head coach Rene Cook said. “They have worked really hard and have believed more than anything. We couldn’t be more proud of each one of these girls because they believed even when the coaches weren’t so sure.” Arkansas edged No. 4 LSU 196.475196.375 to place fifth overall in the sixteam field that also included Southeastern Conferences teams Georgia, Alabama and Florida. “Our conference, especially the championship, prepares us for the postseason,” Cook said. “We have not done well at the SEC Championships. But at the same time, it prepares us well for regionals and nationals. It’s pretty cool that all the teams that advanced here advanced to the championships.”

No. 1 Georgia won its 10th NCAA title with a 197.825 score, which secured a fifth straight national title for the Bulldogs during the final coaching year for Georgia head coach Suzanne Yoculan. “This is such a special team,” said Yoculan, who coached Georgia for 26 years. “Their oneness, their cohesiveness, their unity made it all so special. It’s an honor for me to end my career as the coach of this team.” Arkansas opened the event on floor, where the team posted a 49.250 – the highest floor score in program history at the NCAA Championships. Junior Sarah Nagashima started the event with a 9.800 and was followed by freshman Molly Lewis, who tied a careerbest with a 9.825 performance. Junior Casey Jo Magee later followed with a team-high 9.900. The Razorbacks then posted a 49.325 on vault in their second rotation with the help of Jamie Pisani and Michelle Stout, who both finished with 9.900s. But the scoring wasn’t enough on a night that featured the top three teams scoring 197.425 or better. With their performances during team events, Stout, Nagashima and LaChance earned appearances Saturday in the individual finals. Stout finished fifth in vault and seventh in bars. Both Nagashima and LaChance competed on beam where they finished third and ninth, respectively.

LaChance, a senior, said earlier in the season she had come a long way in her gymnastics career while at Arkansas. She showed her progress by ending her career competing on an event she added to help the team in her junior year. “It’s a great accomplishment to earn a trip to the individual finals,” Cook said. “It’s an award for a job well done in the team competition. It means you’ve put yourself in position to be a national champion.” Arkansas co-head coach Mark Cook said the three Razorbacks gave a solid effort after competing in two team meets in two days. “It’s hard to compete three days in a row and all three did a great job,” he said. “ It’s a different environment and atmosphere without your team around you and we handled ourselves well.” After finishing second with a schoolrecord 196.950 score in the first round, the Razorbacks garnered five All-American selections on 11 events. Stout set a school record with a 9.975 on vault, helping lead Arkansas to a score of 49.450, which tied another school record. Mark Cook said the performance by Nagashima, Stout and LaChance helped advance the program. “They took the program another step further this year, and I’m happy for their success,” Cook said.

series loss at Georgia Matt Jones

the Razorbacks’ first complete game of the season, the school’s first onehitter since 1996 and struck out the You’re welcome, Coach. most batters since Jess Todd whiffed a Following a disappointing outing in school-record 17 in the 2007 SEC Toura loss to Louisiana-Monroe on Tuesday nament. night, Brett Eibner’s status as Arkansas’ “Definitely I was working off adrennew Sunday pitcher was, in the words aline,” Eibner said. “Nine innings is a of Razorback coach Dave Van Horn, long way and I haven’t pitched more “TBA.” than five innings all year. It was defiStill, Eibner got the startnitely a long game for me.” ing nod Sunday for the RazorDespite the feats, the win backs and made the most of Eibner earned was equally the coaching staff’s decision as important for an Arkanby pitching a gem, striking sas squad that had lost fourout a career-high 12 batters straight conference games and and allowing just one hit over five of its last six games overall nine innings as No. 5 Arkansas entering the contest, including beat No. 2 Georgia 2-0 at Foley a pair of 4-3 losses on walk-off Brett Eibner Field. hits to the Bulldogs (31-8, 14-4 “I really was just trying to SEC) Friday and Saturday. throw strikes and hit my spots,” said The win, coupled with an LSU loss Eibner, who didn’t allow a hit in the to Tennessee, gave Arkansas (26-11, final seven innings. “In the first inning 11-6) a half-game lead in the SEC I had some trouble finding the plate Western division. but I got it down and started throwing “This is huge,” Eibner said. “You strikes and getting guys out. don’t want to lose two (series) in a row, “My slider and curveball were a fac- especially when you’re on the road. We tor helping my fast ball out. If I had grinded it out and got the win.” thrown fast balls they would have figThe two teams combined for just ured me out.” Eibner, making his first career See EIBNER on Page 8 Southeastern Conference start, pitched Senior Staff Writer


You know what really grinds my gears?

Well, I’m glad you asked. Lots of things. Steve Phillips’ commentary. The phrase, “greatest game ever.” The attendance numbers from the Alabama spring football game during the Nick Saban era. No one cares how many Tide fans show up to watch a meaningless scrimmage. What else are they going to do in Alabama? No, the game you’re watching probably isn’t the “greatest game ever” and that wasn’t “the best play I’ve ever seen.” Let’s think about context, sports commentators. If it’s not a perfect game in the World Series (Don Larson, 1956), it’s not the best pitching performance ever. It doesn’t matter how many points LeBron James scores or how many defenders he jumps over,

Swinging for the Fences


he doesn’t have six rings like Jordan. And how many “games of the century” can one century have? We’re nine years into this one and we’ve already had the USC-Texas Rose Bowl, Boise State’s statue-of-liberty game and Arkansas stealing the boot from LSU two straight years, and that’s just college football. And no Steve, describing someone

as a “gamer” or a “ballplayer” is not analysis. Word on the street is Phillips loses every year in the ESPN staff fantasy baseball league, and Phillips is a former general manager in real life. He’s a gamer though. You know what else grinds my gears? The designated hitter. It’s just an excuse for Jason Giambi to bat .230 for another ten years while his body eats itself without steroids. I’d rather watch Micah Owings tee off against his fellow NL pitchers. I don’t like poker or NASCAR on television either. Most students drive in circles every day on campus looking for a place to park, and if I want to watch people lose money, I’d like to share the profits. Speaking of gear-grinding, excessive NFL Draft hype, the Yankees, six weeks

of NBA playoffs that include half the league, Avery Johnson’s drawl and the other three out of four years we have to hear about Michael Phelps. And how do you shoot yourself in the leg? I hate game-winning field goals and walk-off singles too. If the NFL wants to fix its overtime problem, just make teams have to score a touchdown to win. Defense is half the game, but you shouldn’t be able to kick the ball 40 yards to win a game after 22 guys have been killing each other for three hours. Same with game-winning bloop singles. If a walk-off hit doesn’t land in the bleachers, it shouldn’t even count. What is Stephen A. Smith’s problem? And why is he yelling at me through the TV? Being louder doesn’t make you right-er Steve. Even ESPN

has decided they’ve had enough, and they let Joe Morgan hold a microphone. I don’t get bullpens in baseball either. When I was growing up in the 60s, Bob Gibson threw three complete games in the World Series and hit a home run himself in Game 7. Now you have to have a closer, an eighthinning guy, two set-up guys, a couple of lefty-specialists, a swingman, a combo guard, a few lieutenants and a partridges in a pair tree. There is way too much gear-grinding going on these days. Nate Robinson in the Slam Dunk Contest, the exploits of A-Roid and Keanu Reeves in general. Matt Watson is the assistant sports editor of The Arkansas Traveler. His column appears every Monday.


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interception while at the helm of the White team. However, for the Red squad, he finished a sharp 14of-16 for 169 yards and a touchdown. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Both quarterbacks showed that they can execute the offense, they can make the throws,â&#x20AC;? Petrino said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They have to take care of the ball. It was great to get Tyler as much work with the ones as we did. He actually got a lot more work with the ones than we anticipated.â&#x20AC;? Mallett went 15-for-26 for 233 yards and two touchdowns and two interceptions, one which tipped off D.J. Williamsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; hands before being picked off by linebacker Jermaine Love for the White squad. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve just got to put (the pass) on D.J.,â&#x20AC;? Mallett said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They would have called it a ball if we were playing baseball. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve just got to put it on his body and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll keep the chains moving. Petrino said the starting quarterback heading into fall practice would be announced soon. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s any pressure at all,â&#x20AC;? Petrino said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I kind of know what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to do there. I think they both got good opportunities. I think weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re having a wrap-up on Thursday, so weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll talk about it then.â&#x20AC;?

Arkansas defensive coordinator Willy Robinson said he was pleased with his defenseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pass rush despite the fact that quarterbacks were offlimits for contact. â&#x20AC;&#x153;(The pass rush) was very good,â&#x20AC;? Robinson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to create a lot of things. I thought the (Red teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s) front four did well. I thought our White defensive front created some problems for our first team guys too.â&#x20AC;? Robinson said the defense started strong but must learn to play with consistency. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought for the first half â&#x20AC;&#x201C; with the exception of (Childs 50yard touchdown) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; I thought they were playing extremely well, very fast, very relaxed,â&#x20AC;? Robinson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There was ups and downs as the game went on and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s were weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to learn to finish and focus and we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do that very well.â&#x20AC;? Sophomore safety Tramain Thomas was a standout for the White squad, totaling five tackles and returning an interception 20 yards in the first quarter. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thomas was all over the field,â&#x20AC;? Petrino said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He made tackles all over the field and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s done that all spring. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s put a lot of pressure on Matt Harris. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be a good, physical safety for us.â&#x20AC;? ing his old career-high of seven strikeouts set earlier this year in a win over Missouri State in Fayetteville. The Woodlands, Texas, native at one point struck out seven consecutive Bulldog batters and allowed just three walks on the afternoon. Arkansas returns to the diamond Tuesday night with a trip to Oral Roberts.


from Page 6 16 runs in the three games and the Arkansas offense gave Eibner just enough run support Sunday, scoring two runs on a Chase Leavitt double in the top of the sixth inning. Eibner did the rest, eradicat-

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I enjoy how we use different tools with rings,â&#x20AC;? said senior Holly Minard said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of the tools are unique because you would never imagine using any of these things in everyday workouts.â&#x20AC;? Even in the machine Pilates classes make use of many distinctive tools, such as the Cadillac/Trapeze table, the reformer, ladder barrel, the Pilates Combo Chair and the Spine Corrector/ Clara Barrel. Many different workout moves can be performed on each tool or piece of equipment. Pilates can be very beneficial if practiced several times a week for three months or more. It provides both cardio and strength training. Pilates classes are offered at the HPER on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information, call 479-575-4646.


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Dancers and gymnasts also use Pilates to smooth out bulky muscles. Pilates was incorporated into the training of gymnasts because of their large muscle tones, and the fitness system helped lengthened and toned their muscles. The work out is efficient because it works every part of the body. Other then the core work, there are a series of leg workouts, arm workout and back workouts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I started Pilates because I wanted to mix something different into my regular workout,â&#x20AC;? said senior Shannon Sanders. Pilates classes offered at the HPER use different tools and equipment, including thigh masters, bands and weight balls.

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April 20, 2009  

The student-run newspaper at the University of Arkansas

April 20, 2009  

The student-run newspaper at the University of Arkansas