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Thursday, April 11, 2013

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Vol. 107, No. 109

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t’s a once in a lifetime chance to see a famous twitter and stand-up comedian, one of the founding members of rap group Three 6 Mafia and buy local produce, all in one jam-packed weekend. University Programs will bring in comedian Mike Birbiglia, Juicy J is performing at Rogue, and a slate of stellar local bands is on the lineup for George’s Majestic Lounge. If you feel like getting out, the Fayetteville Farmer’s Market is back in season, and the Razorback baseball team is hosting the 3rd-ranked LSU tigers. Comedian Mike Birbiglia is a big deal, and he’ll be in the Arkansas Union’s Verizon Ballroom at 8:00 p.m on Thursday. The show is free to students, but get there early, as the popular comedians fill up the ballroom quick-

ly. His twitter account, @birbigs, has over a quarter-million followers. He has appeared on the HBO series “Girls,” and had a part in the 2011 movie “Cedar Rapids.” Birbiglia has even written and directed a feature film. 2012’s “Sleepwalk with Me,” which is a semi-autobiographical tale about a traveling stand-up comedian, received an 84% on Rotten Tomatoes. The movie is based on one of his sets, and is available on Netflix. Birbiglia, a native of Massachusetts and graduate of Georgetown University, had several Comedy Central specials air in the mid-2000s, and his career has since taken off. He has been a guest on “Conan”, “Jimmy Kimmel Live”, and “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”. His three comedy albums are available on Spotify and iTunes. His stand-up sets are often more one-man shows than a collection of jokes. Birbiglia has consistent themes that come up during the set, and he often tries to tell some sort of story when he performs.

Remember that song “Bandz A Make Her Dance?” That guy, Juicy J, will be at Rogue on Saturday night. Juicy J also happens to be a founding member of gangster rap supergroup Three 6 Mafia. Three 6 Mafia, originally out of Memphis, is known for hits like “Poppin’ My Colla” and “Stay Fly.” Juicy J has recorded with the biggest names in rap, from Lil’ Wayne to 2 Chainz. Tickets aren’t cheap at $25 online or $30 at the door. The cheaper, presale tickets are available at Supporting Juicy J is DJ One Eye, and doors open at 9:00 p.m.

George’s might not have a big name this weekend, but the stages will still be full all weekend. Thursday night, electronic artist Gramatik will be performing, starting at 9:00 p.m. Tickets are $12. Gramatik sounds remarkably similar to Pretty Lights and Big Gigantic, but this show will be cheaper and less crowded than either aforementioned act. If you’re looking for a throwback, hair metal tribute band Hot Lix is bringing back all the terrible rock music of the 1980s on Friday night. For just $10, you can tease your hair, put on your white jeans, and step back in time. On Saturday night and Sunday night, two great local bands are hosting album release parties. On Saturday, The 1 Oz. Jig is rolling out their second recording, “The Brown Bag E.P.” Tyrannosaurus Chicken, the most underappreciated local band, is opening along with Michael Tisdale. Tickets are just $6, and the action starts at 9:00 p.m. On Sunday, 3 Penny Acre is celebrating the release of “Rag and Bone.” The band will start at 8:00 p.m. and tickets are $10. Immediately following, at 10:00 p.m., The Great Scotts will play a free show. Both shows feature some of the best bands in local music, and neither will break the bank.

The Fayetteville Farmer’s Market is in full bloom, and the market is open from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the square. Go hear musicians, eat food, and wander around downtown. The musical Anything Goes, as seen on HBO’s “Summer Heights High,” is at the Walton Arts Center this weekend, but tickets start at $50, and thus out of reach for most students. Comedians Stewart Huff and Troy Gittings have sets at UARK Bowl on Friday at 8:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. for $7 each. If you’re in to saving the earth, the annual Lake Fayetteville Cleanup is scheduled for Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. at either the Veteran’s Park Pavilion or the Environmental Study Center. Lunch and door prizes await volunteers at noon. For more outdoor fun, Baum Stadium will be rocking this weekend with a big series against LSU. Games are scheduled for Friday and Saturday night, as well as Sunday afternoon.

Biomass: The Future of Sustainable Energy A Dartmouth professor spoke at the UA on the issues of sustainability facing not only the U.S., but the entire global community as a whole. Full Story, Page 3

Razorbacks Prepare To Take On A Set of Tigers The Razorback men’s tennis team remains confident going into their final weekend of regular season meets against No. 20 LSU and Jackson State. Full Story, Page 3

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A Day in The Life of Athletes

David Wilson Staff Writer

Scott Brown, a graduate of the University of Philadelphia, works in the field of applied sports psychology, the study of the methods and practices used to both extract and explain an athlete’s potential to excel. Sports psychologists, such as Brown, strive to answer questions to get the best possible performance out of their clients. “We want to know, ‘How do they (athletes) make sense of their daily lives?’” Brown said. “How do they get on the team and play?” Brown also focuses on those topics that are player-centric, such as student-athletes wanting to get more court or field time, and what separates star players from just average ones. He pointed to megastars such as Kobe Bryant, whom people typically associate with being

a high-percentage player, but Brown pointed out that this was not the case. It may surprise some to discover that Bryant shoots in the lower 30th percentile, but other players still tend to defer the ball more often to him, even when 50th-percentile scorers are available. This phenomenon of marginal players deferring to otherwise mediocre star players is quite common in the sports world, and sports psychologists seek to analyze the reasons why. Scott Brown also touched on the crucial role of coaching in the psychological context. Coaches provide three areas of control: personnel selection, organization and leadership planning, all of which are critically relevant to players. Scott recommended athletes seek out coaches who intend on using them, which would increase their likelihood of playing. Brown also placed emphasis on the roles of summer training

camps in sports. He mentioned Blade Roger’s Summer League, a basketball league for young men in Philadelphia, which produces many star players who end up going to prestigious basketball programs at Duke and Kentucky. “In this context, the goal is fun versus winning,” Brown said. “The expectations are different all around from those of coaches, parents and the athletes themselves.” Brown said summer leagues

show coaches the athlete’s willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty for practice. It also provides recognition for recruiters and athletes to place on their resumes in the future. Currently, sports psychology is an emerging field of study. As of now, the degree is only available at the University of Missouri, but Brown believes this will expand to other universities in the future as athletics becomes a larger part of colleges’ finances.


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Biomass: The Future of Sustainable Energy

Photo Courtesy of Dartmouth Dartmouth professor, Lee Lynd, spoke at the UA on the issue of sustainability in the U.S. and global community in a lecture at Giffels Auditorium, Tuesday, April 2.

David Wilson Staff Writer A Dartmouth professor spoke at the UA on the issues of sustainability facing not only the U.S., but the entire global community as a whole. “Places in the world are rather fairly populated, but not necessarily fairly utilized,” said Professor Lee Lynd, a pioneer of sustainable intensification, in reference to the efficiency of current resource allocation. Lynd thinks that we should treat land in the same vein as energy, meaning we must look at efficiency, production and the roles consumers play in the process. Lynd’s current area of research revolves around expanding the management of land, or the methods by which one can get more out of the land that is already be-

ing managed. He also spoke about the dual necessity of adopting alternative energy sources, especially the combination of hydrogen and electricity, along with other biofuels. “We can’t do without them (biofuels),” Lynd said, “not in a sustainable world.” He spoke about the use of second-generation bio-

tional energy resources such as petroleum and coal, Lynd believes things will change in the future. “We have to do things differently than we do them now and stop extrapolating the future,” he said. Specifically, Lynd was referencing the tendency for those in the field to analyze current data rather than play an active

“Places in the world are rather fairly populated, but not necessarily fairly utilized.” Lee Lynd

Dartmouth Professor fuel production, such as cellulose biomass, which produces more energy per unit than terrestrial systems, with “potentially zero net carbon emissions.” Although biomass currently has issues competing economically with conven-

role in the solution-making process. In the past, Lynd and other researchers have encountered problems regarding the responses of farmers who wish to continue using land in such a way that would yield more crops, rather than

providing consideration for sustainability. Recent developments in the Obama Administration, however, have been more favorable to their efforts. Another problem that researchers encountered was that of their approach to poorer countries and their agricultural practices. Current research strongly implies that proper sustainability tactics could increase food security for poor nations such as Africa. The continent is plentiful in land at 12 times the land area of India. What approach would they take, exactly? Sixty-one percent of land usage worldwide is pastoral and focused on one area of production. Lynd recommends that farmers and herders utilize the an integrated approach to their work in order to reduce work, rather than letting their input purely move to output, never to be exploited again.

UA Student Selected as Truman Scholarship Winner

Students to Participate in Language Contest Nuri Heo Staff Writer The Fulbright Language Competition will take place from 2-5 p.m. Friday,April 12 in Arkansas Union. Each spring semester, the department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures supports the competition, which includes various languages including Arabic, English as Second Language and Japanese. Chinese is another language that is being showcased during the competition. All of the undergraduate students studying Chinese had an opportunity to compete with their classmates as well as judge each other’s performances. Only the two best students were selected in each level of class, intermediate and advanced. The students who got selected for the final round will have to prepare for the advanced speech. All contestants will be given a free T-shirt and a Chinese certificate, said Jenny Xu, a UA Chinese professor. The contest will help students to have confidence when they speak Chinese, she said. Xu said the department

wants to make some noise that there are Chinese events available to UA students. Currently, there is only a Chinese minor available for UA students. The Chinese Department is trying to create a Chinese major in the near future. Xu said the department has been trying to get support from staff, faculty and the community as well as students in order to create a Chinese major. The winner of the competition will receive a UA gift card, Xu said. Students who are taking Chinese classes are thoroughly preparing for the competition. Evan Sitzes, a UA senior, said he thinks that the contest is good for people participating to practice speaking Chinese because the contestants are probably putting a lot of effort into practicing. Alex Chu, a UA student, said he is pretty nervous about the contest because he has never spoken Chinese in front of so many people. Chu said preparing for the contest has helped him practice Chinese after class. This event is free and open to the public.

Event Timeline

Speech Contests

Arabic Room 514 2-4 p.m. Chinese Room 512-513 2-4 p.m. EASL Room 509 12:30-4 p.m. Japanese Room 510-511 2-4 p.m.

Joint Award Ceremony Arkansas Union Theatre 4:30-5:30 p.m.


Briefly Speaking


Supply Chains 2020: Collaborating to Win in an Omni-Channel World 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Donald W. Reynolds Center


Korean Night

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Moms on the Farm Tour

8 a.m.-4 p.m. Pauline Whitaker Animal Science Center

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Police Report Thursday, April 4

Driving While Intoxicated - A student was arrested on Douglas Street east of North Garland Avenue.

Friday, April 5

Minors In Possession Of Alcohol; - Two students were arrested at the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity House. - A student was arrested at the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity House.

Theft Of Property -A student reported someone stole the stereo from her vehicle while the vehicle was parked in Lot 39.

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Honors College Worth the Work

Joe DelNero Opinion Editor Nearing the end of the spring semester, you have a pretty accurate guess for your grade-point average. You know the classes that are a guaranteed A, a borderline A and the definite non-A grades. Speaking to the students at the UA who are at or above a 3.5 GPA, or 3.75 if you are in the business college, I have a piece of advice: Join the Honors College. I’ve been a part of the Honors College since my freshman year. There really was never a doubt in my mind. As long as my GPA stayed afloat, I knew I would prefer the honors curriculum. Let me walk you through some of the pros of the Honors College. The first pro: priority registration. The ability to sign up for classes early. Maybe it’s late now, but next December, as classes are filling up, you will always want that early registration time to get the best classes in your ISIS cart. The second pro: the variety of classes. Within the Honors College, I have had an incredibly broad array of colloquium courses at my fingertips as electives and major-related classes. I was able to take Geshe Thupten Dorjee’s Tibetan Buddhism class, and I was able to take an honors environmental justice class about various social and environmental issues facing the U.S. A third pro, though some may argue: Roughly 90 percent

of my classes have been with fewer than 30 students, meaning I get to know my professors on a more personal level. I am a fish in a small pond rather than some microorganism in a vast sea. Finally, the availability of both research and study-abroad grants. If you are willing to put in the legwork to prepare research or study-abroad proposals, the Honors College has scholarships and grants for students. The only con of the Honors College: your final thesis. This thesis consumes your life. Tenpage essays for English classes have nothing on a full dissertation. However, if you are looking at grad school, having a thesis under your belt can be a pretty major pro. Too many times, I have met brilliant students who chose to skip honors because they “don’t have time,” or they are under the misconception classes are harder. It’s not necessarily the case. Honors professors will simply be able to call you out easier because they know when you aren’t doing your best work. The Honors College has vastly improved my college experience. If you have the GPA and meet the other requirements of the Honors College, be sure to get involved. It opens up brand-new academic opportunities. Financially, spending a few extra hours in the classroom studying is worth the potential scholarships you can receive through the Honors College. If you are on the border of the honors requirements, finish this semester with a low A, not a high B, and bump that GPA. Take it from me: It is well worth your while. Joe DelNero is a senior broadcast journalism major and the opinion editor of the Arkansas Traveler.

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You Decide: Job or Intern

Katherine Kortebein

Staff Columnist

As a junior, I am trying to get an internship this summer in order to get on the right path to a future career. Many students, however, prefer the higher-paid summer job, which begs the question, “Which is better: the internship or the summer job?” According to Oberlin’s Career Services website, internships are “paid or unpaid and are linked to your major field of study or career interest.” Summer jobs, on the other hand, are “always paid and don’t necessarily have anything to do with your major field of study or your career interests.” With an internship, you

are given the opportunity to better experience the field you are wanting to go into and see what is entailed. It also helps you gain skills you may need in that profession in order to obtain a full-time career, according to Berkley’s Career Center. However, you may not gain the knowledge or skills you were hoping for during the experience and could end up feeling it was a potentially unpaid waste of time. In this case, always remember that in “the real world,” networking and connections are very important. Even if you feel you did not learn much more than you already knew, you at least met some people in the field you want to go into, added to your resume and can use that to your advantage while looking for a fulltime job. There are many benefits to having a summer job as well, according to Health Guidance. As college students, most of us are still fairly dependent on our parents. With a job, you gain a little extra freedom, and cash, to do with as you please. Whether you would like

to buy a new outfit, a video game, a few rounds for everyone at one of the bars or simply put it in your savings account, this money is yours. You worked for it and do not owe it to anyone but yourself. I have learned from experience. Earning my own money also teaches me to value it. I no longer think about how a new shirt costs in terms of dollars, but rather, “This is worth two hours of work.” This has automatically taught me to budget myself better than I ever would have without a job. Both the internship and the summer job will prepare you for your future career. Even if the two jobs are in completely different fields, you will still get used to having a boss and coworkers, having to work together as a team, work under deadlines and more pressure than you may give yourself in school. Each option will force you to grow up and take on more responsibility, which can only be good at this point in our lives. Whether or not the job is in your preferred field, you are still gaining valuable experience that will help you

in a few years. However, there is a third option that is available. You could do both the internship and the summer job. Most internships are not full time. I have seen them run anywhere from 14-30 hours per week. Fourteen hours a week would be less than three hours a day during the week, leaving plenty of time for another job. This way, you could gain the valuable experience within the field you would like to work in in the future while also gaining some financial freedom. Whichever option sounds better to you, I would suggest picking one soon, especially if you are my age and can see the end of your college career not too far ahead. It is never too early to start networking and gaining experience in the workplace. We all want our dream career, and unfortunately, we do not typically get it lying out at the pool all summer. Katherine Kortebein is a junior English and creative writing major and a staff columnist for the Arkansas Traveler.

How to Get the Best Summer Job Eddie Lou MCT Campus

School is out in only a few weeks, so the time is now for those considering a summer job. Everyone has a different reason to get a summer job. He or she might want spending money or may want to stash away some cash for the next school year. The applicant might be looking for an experience to build a skillset for the future. The summer job is a big step toward transitioning to adulthood. If any of these reasons resonate, then the student needs to get ready as many employers start recruiting well in advance of the summer. First of all, he or she will have to decide on the type of summer job they want. Most summer jobs provide transferable skills that can come in handy down the line. Retail positions offer a great opportunity to learn universally needed sales techniques, if the applicant is sociable and able to interact with the public in a team

setting. Food-service jobs provide regular customer interaction. These jobs __ servers, hosts and busboys __ are often better paid than hourly workers thanks to tips. Babysitting, which requires responsibility and patience, could be another good experience. An internship in social media, marketing or finance might provide valuable business experience but often pays far less, if at all. There are many other options as well. Whether you’d like to be a golf caddy or lifeguard at a country club, working at a sports stadium or amusement park, working outdoors on a farm or nursery or mowing lawns, or joining a hotel as a front desk clerk or housekeeper, choose quickly because hiring has already begun. Finding the best summer job requires action. Here are a few suggestions to get the ball rolling before it’s too late: 1. Look beyond the usual websites: Don’t just look at a school’s career site or a gov-

ernment job bank. There are many sites with job lists. 2. Network: Referrals and word of mouth are a great way to get a summer job. Many small businesses prefer to hire from referrals. Applicants should tell others they are looking for a job. Life is about who you know, so applicants should start with parents, parents’ friends, teachers, counselors and coaches, and friends and their parents. Be professional and show enthusiasm and see if they know anyone hiring. 3. Stand Out: Six seconds. According to a 2012 study, that’s how much time recruiters usually look at a resume. A stellar academic record and long list of accomplishments must all fit in those six seconds, so be sure to format a resume or online profile carefully. Find ways to stand out and show off personality and influence. 4. Clean up an online persona: An online presence speaks volumes to a potential employer. Google

a name and see what comes up. Increase security settings on Facebook and Twitter profiles. Applicants should update a professional profile on LinkedIn if seeking a white-collar career, or create a work profile on if seeking shift work. Summer can be an invaluable first work experience. Get a job that pays, but also learn a marketable skill. Get accustomed to a team environment. Improve ability to communicate with customers. The summer experience is a perfect way to demonstrate an understanding of the value of a hardearned dollar, show ability to work as a team player, practice customer service and dealing with conflict resolution, and be responsible. These are all important experiences that employers look for when hiring. Eddie Lou is co-founder and CEO of www.shiftgig. com. Readers may send him email at eddielou@shiftgig. com.

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Comics Pearls Before Swine

Madelynne Jones Staff Writer Musical artist Amanda Palmer gave a TED Talk recently on her surprising financial success of asking listeners to pay for her “punk cabaret” music rather than a definite price tag. For five years after graduating from a top notch liberal arts school, Palmer stood on a box dressed as The Eight Foot Bride, an experience which she said prepared her for the competitive music world. “I don’t make them pay, I let them,” Palmer said. “Through the very act of asking people, I connected with them. When you connect with people, people want to help you.” There remains a very clear "value gap,” a large disconnect between the substantial popularity of music and the amount of money spent on it, especially when compared to other entertainment types, according to this year’s “Music Experience and Behavior in Young People” study by the University of Hertfordshire. Of those surveyed, 81 percent listed music as an essential item in their life, but only 24 percent spent money on music. As the number of online downloads and Spotify subscribers grows, our generation faces a new question of ethical proportions—what is music worth? Free and illegal downloading has invented a whole new process of music purchasing. Where once our parents’ only access to new music was the radio or hard vinyl copies, we now have immediate access to thousands of free songs. Artists today must repeatedly win the hearts of listeners if they hope to get paid for their work. \“My usual process is to listen to the album online two or three times. If I like what I’m listening to then I’ll buy the album,” Ryan Faires, a UA sophomore said. Spotify, an online music service, has revolutionized music access, often used as an actual music library. The service is only two years old, but is by far the most popular music service, though only 12 percent pay for a subscription. Sophomore Griffin Sonaty uses Spotify, like

many others, to find new music. “It will have someone that doesn’t really fit, and then you realize you like that person and search for them and find their website,” Sonaty said. Sonaty said he’s more likely to buy music in person, that music is more enjoyable if there’s a story connected to it. “If you know anything about how the artist made it, or about the process, it helps you appreciate it more. I’m more willing to give to that rather than if someone were just having songs written for them and they were just recording them,” he said. “New artists now are putting music out on Noisetrade so more people can listen to it and artists can get a following,” UA student Nathan Owens said. On, people can download free albums or samplers of up-and-coming artists. Those who download can donate to the artist if they want. Owens said he supports buying music when he can, listening to it repeatedly online before purchasing it. He said he’s probably paid for a third of his music library. The average amount of a digital music collection that has not been paid for is above 50 percent, according to the University of Hertfordshire study. Local musician Ellie Turner of Little Chief said she pays for more music now that she’s pursuing a music career. “I wouldn’t really feel bad about not paying for Beyoncé, because I really don’t think my one dollar is going to help her any more. I think she’s made about as much as she can make, but I will always pay for new music. I really want people to support me in that way. A lot of “making it” is all by word of mouth,” Turner said. Faires, who is a member of the local band Cambridge, said he would offer his music for free. “Part of me thinks its good to gain revenue from your artistic creativity but another part wants people to experience it without having to sacrifice anything,” Faires said. “But another part of me thinks it would be kind of selfish of me to take all the gain from everything I produce,” Faires said. “A lot of what I produce is inspired by what others produce. I wouldn’t offer it all for free like Amanda Palmer, but a lot of bands are these days.”


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Nick Brothers Companion Editor Jonathan Warner, a sophomore history major, listens to “And We Danced (feat. Ziggy Stardust)” on his iPhone. He said he buys most all of his music. “I think I’m rewarding the artist for the music they’ve made. People think that the artist make too much money, and that’s why they don’t pay,” he said. “I’m in the minority, a lot of people ask me ‘you buy your music off of iTunes?’”


Non Sequitur

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Time Travel With Netflix: “Safety Not Guaranteed” Brandon Nichols Staff Writer

There is a very thin line between eccentric loner and crazy person. Sometimes there isn’t even a real distinction. “Wanted: Somebody to go back in time with me. This is not a joke. You'll get paid after we get back. Must bring your own weapons. I have only done this once before. Safety not guaranteed.” This is the content of the wanted ad that draws a writer and two interns into the world of Kenneth, a would-be time traveler looking for someone to join him in his timetraveling adventure in the movie “Safety Not Guaranteed.” The movie was released last year and is currently available for streaming on Netflix. The cast is devoid of big-name movie stars, but what the actors lack in name recognition they make up

for in acting skill. The writer, named Jeff, is played by Jake Johnson, best known for his current role as Nick on the tv show “The New Girl”. Jeff brings along a couple of interns with him on the story: Arnau, a biology major who needs to loosen up and Darius, a detached 20-something woman floating aimlessly through life, played by Aubrey Plaza from “Parks and Recreation.” Their goal is to find the person who took out the ad and write a story about them; this person they find is Kenneth, a grocery store clerk who dabbles in time travel, played by Mark Duplass, primarily known for playing Pete in tv show “The League.” The movie almost splits into three separate movies after all the principle characters are introduced; A mystery, a love story, and a nerd coming out of their shell comedy, and all three are well written, executed and interwoven. The movie is directed by Colin

Trevorrow and this marks his feature film debut. He previously directed a well received documentary, a short film and a made-for-tv movie. Trevorrow made such an impression with this film that he has been tapped to direct the next movie in the Jurassic Park series. Trevorrow does a very good job of keeping the movie from ever getting too sappy; idealized childhood love interests, dead parents and lost opportunities are all handled deftly without becoming cliché. With a lesser director the movie could have quickly ventured into “hallmark” overly sentimental territory, but Trevorrow assures the movie maintains its bite. When things start getting too sad or melodramatic there is always a good joke, usually of a self-deprecating variety to lighten the mood and lift the scene out of its doldrums. Likewise, when the mood starts to get too light something happens to ground the narrative

back in a real world, where things often go awry. “Safety Not Guaranteed” is that rare science-fiction movie that feels as though it could be real; all of Kenneth’s preparations seem insane, but also real. It’s as though Kenneth is just that weird guy from high school, the one who was really smart, but couldn’t really interact with others very well. What would that guy do to go back and fix what went wrong in his past? And a better question: how damaged would a person have to be to follow him? The movie is an ode to the question, “What would you do if you could do ‘x’ again?” It asks what lengths would you go to in order to right the perceived wrongs that haunt the past. How much can you suspend your disbelief for a second chance? As life goes on the importance of perspective becomes more apparent. That’s something this movie

tries to show the viewer. There’s an old maxim about as a door closes a window opens. But the movie says if we don’t use that window and keep moving forward, we’re just stuck in time, unable to grow, unable to live a productive life. The movie is about pushing through that stagnancy and rejoining society. Sometimes it takes a warped perspective to see that. Sometimes you have to take a journey. It could be a figurative journey, it could be literal, but you have to leave the past behind. Planning for the past won’t do any good. This movie was probably my favorite movie from last year. It was well acted, well directed and was just an all-around good movie. I don’t know how to categorize this movie –– Romantic-sci-fi-dramedy? So I will just categorize it as good and recommend that you don’t miss out on a really interesting, well-made movie.

Scott Hilburn

ACROSS 1 Gives pieces to 5 Space-saving abbr. 9 Academy teacher 14 Leak slowly 15 Prep, as apples for applesauce 16 Didn’t despair 17 Support girder 18 Teatro alla Scala highlight 19 From days gone by 20 Post-marathon sounds? 23 Salon supply 24 Scottie’s relative 27 ID theft target 30 Wined and dined 34 Messenger __ 35 Bygone depilatory 37 Golfer’s outdated set of clubs? 39 Egyptian leader between Gamal and Hosni 41 MIV ÷ II 42 Pester, puppy-style 43 Casualty of an allnight poker game? 46 “__ be young again!” 47 SFO posting 48 Welcome sight for early explorers 50 Poetic dusk 51 “Thy Neighbor’s

Wife” author 53 Ill-fated fruit picker 55 Problem for Sherlock when he’s out of tobacco? 62 Eastern adders? 64 Smart 65 Corp. money mgrs. 66 Sax range 67 Rolling rock 68 Berlusconi’s bone 69 Is without 70 One bounce, in baseball 71 Kids DOWN 1 “A likely story!” 2 Country’s McEntire 3 Crux 4 Bit of mistletoe 5 Dress uniform decoration 6 Empty-truck weight 7 Desertlike 8 Route to an illogical conclusion 9 Expressed an opinion on “The Dan Patrick Show,” say 10 Many converted apartments 11 Sign of omission 12 __ Aviv 13 Like some socks after laundry day

21 Whence BMWs 22 Floored 25 Hard-wired 26 Crayola Factory’s Pennsylvania home 27 Get testy with 28 Madrid madam 29 City whose average elevation is below sea level 31 Dizzy with delight 32 Prospero’s spirit servant 33 High-end camera 36 Borrow money from 38 __ Grande 40 Prophetic attire worn by most doomed characters on the original “Star Trek” TV show 44 De Matteo of “The Sopranos” 45 Patella 49 Netflix rental 52 Sentence finisher? 54 Florida attraction 56 Kareem’s coll. team 57 Deposed ruler 58 Modern recorder 59 “Given that ...” 60 Chime in at a blog 61 Those, in Tijuana 62 Olympics entrant: Abbr. 63 Actress Arthur

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5 Keys To A Razorback Victory Over Tigers Andrew Hutchinson Staff Writer

1. Cut Down On Errors

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Despite being ranked in or near the top 10 all year, Arkansas’ fielding has been subpar. Through 34 games, the Razorbacks have committed 58 errors, an average of 1.71 errors per game. Their .960 fielding percentage entering the week is last in the Southeastern Conference and 205th out of 296 Division I teams. With a team like LSU coming into town, Arkansas will need to cut down on their errors. LSU’s .317 batting average, .465 slugging percentage and .407 on base percentage are first in the SEC and 10th, eighth and 15th in the country, respectively. The Tigers will not have a problem getting on base, so the Razorbacks don’t need to help them out by giving them free base runners because of errors. The more base runners LSU gets, the more runs they’ll be able to score and it will be more likely they’ll win. In Arkansas’ 10 losses this season, they have committed an average of three errors per game compared to the 1.17 errors they average per win.

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bunt by Morris. The Razorbacks won that game 3-1. As a team,

If the R a z o r backs’ streak of 15 consecutive regular season SEC games with an error continues, they will lose the series.

2. Play Small-ball Head coach Dave Van Horn emphasized playing small-ball during Arkansas’ nonconference schedule, and it seems to be paying off in SEC play. Junior Jacob Morris laid down a squeeze bunt with two strikes and two outs in the second game of the South Carolina series to score the second run of the game, which Arkansas won 4-2. In game one of the Alabama series, Arkansas’ first run came on another squeeze

the Razorbacks have laid down 26 sacrifice bunts, which is fourth in the SEC, and collected 14 sacrifice flies. Sophomore Joe Serrano leads the team and is eighth in the SEC with seven sacrifice bunts. Laying down sacrifice and squeeze bunts will be vital this weekend, as runs will be at a premium. LSU’s 2.44 team ERA is eighth in the country and they are led by junior Ryan Eades. Eades is one of nine undefeated pitchers with at least seven wins and his 1.30 ERA is 35th in the country. When Arkansas is lucky enough to get a runner on base, they will need to play small-ball to manufacture some runs.

3. Get Timely Hits Arkansas’ offense has hit the ball consistently; however, they have sometimes struggled finding the clutch hits to score runs. They have left 287 runners on base for an average of 8.44 per game, which is the third worst in the SEC.


When the Razorbacks get runners on base and use small-ball to advance them into scoring position, they must come through with a hit to knock them in. Not getting a timely hit has already cost them a couple times this season. Against Arizona State Feb. 28, Arkansas left the bases loaded twice and lost the game 3-2. They also left the bases loaded in losses to Ole Miss and

His 13 home runs are second most in the country and his 55 RBIs are the most, 11 ahead of any other player. Arkansas pitchers have dominated every team they have faced, but they have not faced a player like Katz. If they make a mistake and hang a pitch over the plate, Katz will make them pay. They must look back on matchups with similar players in order to figure out the best way to pitch him. Mississippi State’s Hunter Renfroe, who is 17th in the country with a .417 batting average, went 4-for-4

New Me x i co. Arkansas won’t get very m a n y scoring opportunities against LSU’s pitching staff, so Ph oto when they do : Lo gan get runners in scoring We bst position, they need to capier talize on it.

4. Mason Katz LSU senior Mason Katz is arguably the best player in college baseball. He is batting .436, slugging .863 and has an on-base percentage of .518, which is seventh, second and ninth in the country, respectively.

against Arkansas in game one of their series. O n his fifth p l a t e app e ar-

ance, in the ninth inning of a one-run game, the Razorbacks elected to intentionally walk Renfroe and load the bases. The gamble paid off, and they won the game. They also intentionally walked New Mexico’s D.J. Peterson, who is 20th in the country with a .420 batting average, in a critical situation during a game Arkansas ultimately won. With a player like Katz that can change the game with one swing of the bat, Arkansas must pitch carefully to him and can’t be afraid to intentionally walk him.

5. Pitch Like You Can The story of the season for the Razor-

backs has been their pitching staff. Their 1.59 ERA, 1.01 WHIP (walks and hits per inning pitched) and 6.17 hits allowed per nine innings are the best in the country. To stand a chance against an LSU lineup that features five batters with a batting average of at least .320, Arkan-

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Hogs Take On Top-10 Hogs Face Tigers In Last Team In Road Game Regular Season Match Ben Enyart Staff Writer

The Arkansas women’s tennis team will be stay home this weekend to compete against LSU Saturday in their last conference match before the postseason. Arkansas competed in Athens, Ga., last weekend

against Kennesaw State, who they beat 7-0 , and No. 3 Georgia, to whom they lost 0-7. Georgia was the fourth conference loss in a row for the Hogs, and this upcoming home match against LSU is looking to be a chance for Arkansas to end on a positive note in conference play. “LSU is pretty much always

our last conference match of the season,” head coach Michael Hegarty said. “We’ve had some really close matches with them over the years, and you know down there last year we had a really tight one at their place and snuck out of there with a win, so they will be looking to do the same

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Addison Morgan Staff Photographer Softball coach, Mike Larabee, speaks at the Olympic press conference, Tuesday, April 9, at Barnhill Arena.

Eric Harris Staff Writer In the Southeastern Conference, every matchup is tough, and the Razorback softball team seemingly faces a greater challenge every week. This weekend, Arkansas will make a trip up to Columbia, Mo., to take on the No. 8 Missouri Tigers. The first game of the series will take place Friday at 6 p.m. while the weekend games will happen at 2 p.m. Saturday and noon Sunday. The Razorbacks now have a 26-15 record on the season and are 4-8 in conference play, but they have won four of their last six conference games. The Tigers have earned a 23-4 record this year and are 8-3 in the SEC. Arkansas is coming off a rough series loss to the No. 13 LSU Tigers. After losing the first game 8-2, the Hogs came back to win the Saturday game with a walk-off 4-3. In the final game of the

series, Arkansas jumped out to an early 4-0 lead but could not hold on as the Tigers came back and won 5-4. Arkansas batters will have to deal with another stud pitcher in the circle this series — Missouri’s Chelsea Thomas, who has been excellent this season. “She’s a fierce competitor. She’s got a good rise ball and a good drop ball,” head coach Mike Larabee, who was an assistant on a team USA squad that featured Thomas, said. She has 14 wins this season and her opponents are hitting just .162, which is good for second in the conference. Missouri will come in with a very potent lineup as well. They are led by sophomore Angela Randazzo, who leads the SEC with a .902 slugging percentage. Slugging is a strength for the Tigers, and their top three hitters are in the top four in the SEC in slugging. While the Hogs dropped the series to LSU, there were

still many positive performances. Pitcher Kimmy Beasley had an excellent weekend against the Tigers. The sophomore threw a complete game allowing just one earned run and two hits. She racked up 23 strikeouts this weekend to bring her total up to 98 on the season. In the game two win, Arkansas won on a walk-off hit by Stephanie Canfield, who is now hitting .418 on the year, which is seventh in the SEC. The biggest performance for the Hogs this weekend walked right into the record books. Devon Wallace walked three times in game three to pass Sandra Smith for the Arkansas school record. Her on-base percentage of .626 is by far the team’s leader. After the weekend series wraps up, Arkansas returns home to Bogle Park where they will have a three-game series with the No. 18 Kentucky Wildcats.

Addison Morgan Staff Photographer Women’s tennis coach, Michael Hegarty, speaks the Olympic press conference, Tuesday, April 9.


Razorbacks Prepare To Take On A Set of Tigers Tamzen Tumlison Senior Staff Writer

A sweep of NebraskaOmaha Tuesday by the No. 54 Razorback men’s tennis team is just what the Hogs need going into their final weekend of regular season meets against No. 20 LSU and Jackson State. Arkansas did not lose a single set in either of the

back-to-back matches, improving their overall season record to 15-14. The first match between the two teams was a full dual match, in which Arkansas took the 7-0 victory. The second match, consisting of only four singles matches played by Mike Nott, Hall Fess, Jovan Parlic and Pete Thomason, also saw Arkansas grab the victory with no matches

going more than two sets. Arkansas was not the only team with a win this week, though, as the Hogs’ Southeastern Conference nemesis, LSU, upset the No. 6 Tennessee Volunteers 4-3 Sunday. The victory put the Tigers at a 13-9 record overall with a conference record of 4-6. At home, LSU is 9-3.

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REGULAR continued from page 7 ing Florida’s No. 1 Lauren Embree, Texas A&M’s No. 5 Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar, and Georgia’s No. 8 Lauren Herring. Paulson is also nationally ranked as No. 97 and has a season record of 5-3. Paulson will be honored Saturday, which is senior day, as the lone senior of this year’s team. “Claudine is the perfect example of what you want when you recruit a student athlete,” Hegarty said. “She has just done a fantastic job of maturing over her college career. She had four really good years of competition for us; I said

had, but she still is having a great year this year.” “I think the great thing about Claudine is that she got better every year she was here, and she is finishing on a very good note, and we’re real proud of her efforts, especially this year as the only upperclassman on the team. It’s been fun to have her be kind of taking on an extra role for us,” Hegarty said. Ranked No. 63 in the nation, LSU is down a few spots compared to No. 49 Arkansas. The Tigers are 8-14 overall this season, 1-9 away and 1-11 in conference with a win

against Missouri as their one away and in-conference win. The Hogs are 11-14 overall, 2-6 at home and 3-9 in conference play, with wins against Kentucky, Mississippi State and Ole Miss. “The conference tournament, ideally you want to be entering that week feeling good, playing good, and I think we are on our way to doing that and playing these matches this weekend will certainly help as we prepare for conference,” Hegarty said. The match will be played in Fayetteville Saturday and will start at 1:00 p.m.

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Photo Courtesy of Athletic Media Relations Mike Ward celebrates in a tennis match earlier this season. The Razorbacks will face LSU and Jackson State Saturday to close the regular season. Before taking on the Razorbacks, the Tigers also faced another top-20 team in Mississippi State, who already topped LSU earlier this season. LSU launched a few players into the ITA rankings this week. Sophomore Chris Simpson earned a ranking of No. 51 in singles while senior Stefan Szacinski was placed at No.

104. The two combined created a No. 52 doubles pair. Szacinski paired with Tam Trinh, a freshman, entered into the rankings in doubles at No. 65. Jackson State returns to Louisiana for the matches after a loss against Louisiana Saturday. The Jackson State Tigers were swept by the Ragin’ Cajuns 7-0 and had no

wins in any singles or doubles matches. No. 6 Ole Miss also swept Jackson State Tuesday, bringing the Tigers’ record down to 7-12 overall. Before tackling LSU and Arkansas, Jackson State will take on William Carey Friday, setting the Tigers up for a busy weekend. The two matches will be

the last for Arkansas before the SEC Championships in Oxford, Miss. The SEC Championship meets are slated to begin Wednesday, April 17. Arkansas’ first match of the weekend will take place in Baton Rouge, La., at 12 p.m. Saturday against LSU, followed by a match against Jackson State at 6 p.m., to close out the regular season.


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sas is going to have to pitch like their statistics show. It all starts with the starting rotation. Juniors Barrett Astin and Ryne Stanek, as well as senior Ran-

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thing here this year and spoil our last home match. I expect it to be extremely competitive and I think our recent play indicates we will play really well.” The Razorbacks have the doubles team of Claudine Paulson and Segou Jonker who are ranked No. 70 nationally. There are also two players ranked in the top 100 nationally for singles play. No. 47 Yang Pang has a season record of 3-5 after competing against some of the highest-ranking singles players in the nation, includ-

d a l l Fant, will need to bring their best performances of the season. Stanek is 3-2 with a 1.90 ERA and is looking to have a similar outing against the Tigers as last year, when he gave up one earned run and six hits while striking out 10 in seven innings, picking up a no-decision. Astin is 2-1 with a 2.31 ERA and is seeking revenge for his performance last year. After giving up the game-winning run in the ninth inning of game two of the LSU series, he gave up the game-winning run in the 11th inning of game

three. Fant (2-1, 1.71 ERA) last faced the Tigers in 2011, giving up three earned runs, two walks and four hits in 5.1 innings of work.

T h e Razorbacks will also need solid performances from veteran relievers, such as juniors Colby Suggs and Brandon Moore and senior Trent Daniel. After struggling in his first seven appearances, giving up three earned runs and 11 walks in 6.1 innings, Suggs has settled into the closer role in his last four appearances, picking up four saves while allowing no earned runs and only one hit.

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Stand-Up for the Weekend, Razorbacks Prepare To Take On A Set of Tigers