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Razorbacks Place Second in Puerto Rico The No.12 Razorback women’s golf team opened up their spring season with a secondplace finish in the Lady Puerto Rico Classic. Full Story, Page 7

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Sarah Derouen News Editor ASG senators voted against legislation Tuesday night that would allow UA faculty and

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staff who have concealed-carry permits to carry guns on campus, hours after the state approved a proposal to allow concealed carry weapons on campuses. The student senators voted

against two concealed-carry bills, one that supported concealed carry for UA faculty and staff, and another that supported changing the UA policy that “seeks disciplinary action against students, faculty and

staff who attempt to exercise their other statewide license to carry concealed weapons lawfully and in accordance with existing laws,” according to the

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The UA Career Development Center and the Veterans Resource Information Center will have a career fair available for all majors from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday in the Arkansas Union Verizon Ballroom. Employers from across the nation will be present during the event, according to a news release. Students can attend the event to learn about fulltime and part-time events or internships, network, practice talking and interviewing with employers, and learn information about the industry and other companies, according to a release. About 50 representatives will be attending the event, according to the Career Development Center website. Students should prepare for the career fair by bringing copies of their resume with them. Business casual attire is required. “Professional dress sends a clear message to the recruiter that you are serious and interested,” according to the article “Making Career Fairs Work for You.”

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University Programs Daytime Committee held a Mardi Gras party dubbed “Mardi Gras Hogs” in celebration of Fat Tuesday. The event was held in the Union Connections Lounge, where students were able to take a break from classes and eat, paint masks and get some beads.

Hype continues to build in Fayetteville as the remaining tickets for the upcoming Tenth Avenue North concert are quickly vanishing. As part of The Struggle Tour, Tenth Avenue North will play Feb. 16 at 6 p.m. at University Baptist Church on Maple Street.

“There are not many tickets left,” said Steve Kieklak, UBC college leader. Tick-

are hard-copy tickets at the church office, Kieklak said. KLRC radio has been pub-

“I have always wanted to see them in concert.” Marilyn Winston

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licizing this event, and there has been a lot of excitement

about it, Kieklak said. One UA student said she was surprised to hear that Tenth Avenue North was coming to Fayetteville. “‘By Your Side’ is one of my favorite songs,” said Marilyn Winston, sophomore business major. “I have always wanted to see them in concert.” Tenth Avenue North has been nominated for various Dove Awards in the past. The

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Mardi Gras is a traditional celebration in which people eat, drink and celebrate in a grand way before the beginning of the Lenten season, a period of fasting and religious obligations, which begins the following day. One UA student, Victor Meza, a sophomore kinesiology major, was thrilled to see a Mardi Gras celebration on campus. “It’s exciting to see the university supporting diverse cultures,” Meza said. Rachel Ludeman, the University Programs daytime chair, headed this event and

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Fayetteville Involved With Sustainability Program Staff Report Fayetteville was one the of the cities in Arkansas selected to participate in a sustainable energy program. The program, Sustainable Energy Scorecards and Education for Municipalities, will include methods like gathering information about energy usage, offering education workshops and the option to work with UA students on different projects, according to a press release. The Applied Sustainability Center at the Sam M. Walton College of Business is sponsoring the program and receiving funding from the Arkansas Community Foundation through a grant as part of their Sustainable Energy Initiative. The other cities chosen for the program include Arkadelphia, Gould, Harrison, Hot Springs, North Little Rock, Searcy and Wynne. These cities were selected based on “their reputation for being serious about sustainability initiatives and the ideas and commitment expressed in their applications to a program,” according to a release. “The program will optimize the success of municipalities vested in developing the benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energy deployment for their communities,” said Joanna Pollock, staff sustainability strategist at the center, in a release. Cities do not have to pay a fee to participate in the program.

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MARDI GRAS continued from page 1 discussed the importance of UA activities. “I want students to feel as though they belong to a community here at the U of A,” she said. “I know we can all get lost in the crowd of a big campus, so I like to make students feel welcome and comfortable at my events.” Students were offered chicken tenders and sauce, an assortment of beverages, and a large cake to eat, and were given a chance to decorate some traditional Mardi Gras masks. The masks were

black and white and could be painted, feathered and covered with beads. “I’m enjoying this mask painting,” said Jeff Payne, senior music major, who took full advantage of this event as a break from his studies. “It’s nice to be able to stop working and do something fun.” In addition to this, there was a section set up by Playstation where students were able to play games and relax. Students played “Far Cry 3,” “Sony All Stars,” “God of War” and several other games on

the Playstation 3 and Playstation Vita. UA students in attendance were also given a chance to enter a contest in hopes of winning a Playstation Vita. Attendees received a small gift including sunglasses, a drink koozie and a bottle opener. “The food is great, but what’s really helping me relax is the fact that I get to shoot sharks in the face,” said Blake Capps, senior music major, who enjoyed the free games and spent some time playing “Far Cry 3.”

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bill.Senators instead voted to keep the UA’s current gun policies. Joe Youngblood, author of the bill for concealed carry on campus, said that the accidental shooting Friday was an example of why concealed carry should be allowed on the UA campus. “The incident on Friday showed people who don’t carry their guns legally are going to bring guns on campus no matter what,” Youngblood said, referring to Friday’s accidental shooting at KUAF. ASG senators shared their time during the debate period with faculty members who gave their opinion of the issue. “Let’s leave this to the professionals, hire more police men,” said Sidney Burris, an English professor who started a petition against concealed carry on campus. The senators debated the first piece of legislation — involving faculty and staff being able to carry a gun on campus if they have a concealed carry permit — but bypassed debate on the following

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two. The bills that passed will be forwarded to state officials and UA systems officials, Chair of Senate Mike Norton said in a previous Traveler interview. Earlier Tuesday, Arkansas state legislatures voted to approve Republican Rep. Charlie Collins’ proposal to allow concealed weapons on public college campuses. Collins plans to amend the proposal so that public colleges and universities can opt out of allowing weapons on campus, according to Arkansas Online. The provision would allow school officials to choose areas that would be considered concealedcarry safe. Collins’s proposal already includes an opt-out provision for private universities and colleges. Other bills that passed during ASG’s meeting supported adding more seating to the student section at UA basketball games, changing senators’ requirements for writing legislation and adding scanners to student print quota.

BAND continued from page 1 band won New Artist of the Year in 2009 and the following year won New Song of the Year for the song “By Your Side.” “I don’t know them very well, but every song I know of theirs, I like,” said Jacob Blakley, junior philosophy and psychology major. “I’m excited, and I will probably go and see them.” This contemporary Christian music band is from West Palm Beach, Fla. The members met at Palm Beach Atlantic College and eventually formed a group, naming it after a street in the area, according to the band’s website. Tenth Avenue North had wanted to do a show in Fayetteville, and they were the ones to actually contact UBC first. The sanctuary at UBC is pretty big, and it can serve as a great venue for events like this with large audiences, Kieklak said. The church has hosted various concerts in the past, but this is one of the biggest concerts the church has hosted in a long time, Kieklak said.

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Texas Revisits Allowing Open Carry of Handguns Anna M. Tinsley Fort Worth Star-Telegram Bryan Hull hopes that the Ruger LC9 pistol holstered on his hip sends a clear message. He’s not hiding the fact that he is armed and ready to protect himself. “With conceal carry, all I can do is react when someone has begun an attack,” said Hull, president and founding director of the Oklahoma Open Carry Association. “With open carry, I may be able to stop an attack.” Hull was among those who encouraged Oklahoma legislators to pass a law last year that lets those who are licensed to have concealed handguns openly carry their firearms. And he began openly carrying his when the law took effect Nov. 1. Now he and other neighbors to the north say it’s Texas’ turn. “The entire country is shocked that Texans can’t open-carry,” said Hull, 44, a

issue.” John Pierce, who has advocated this change for years, will drum up support. “We have high hopes for it in Texas this year,” said Pierce, co-founder of “Texas has for so long in this country stood as a symbol of rugged individualism and freedom. “I think it is embarrassing that people can sit at a Starbucks in Minneapolis opencarrying ... but somehow the people in Houston or Dallas can’t handle that.” Pierce said his group will start raising money to help inform Texans about this initiative through billboards and possibly radio ads. He would love to see Texas move forward with open carry and leave Washington, D.C., Arkansas, Illinois, Florida, South Carolina and New York as the only places that allow no form of it. Twenty-nine states allow open carry and don’t require a license. Last session in Texas, proposals such as allowing concealed carry on college campuses and in parking lots took a higher priority. But now, Lavender said,

“The entire country is shocked that Texans can’t open-carry. It doesn’t fit the culture.”

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Wednesday, Jan. 16, a UA HYPER staff member reported the posting of unauthorized photos on an anonymous Twitter account. Since then, the person in charge of the anonymous Twitter account, with the handle @HYPERprobsUARK, has been identified. The case is now being sent to the prosecuting attorney who will then decide what charges the suspect will face. Two people who were in two of the more inappropriate photos posted will be interviewed by the prosecuting attorney. “Interviewing the two individuals whose photos were posted will help the prosecuting attorney decide what charges he will make,” said Lt.Gary Crain, UAPD spokesman. If the two people want to press charges, then the suspect will most likely face harsher charges than if they don’t press any. Because the investigation is still ongoing, the suspect’s and victim’s names can not be released.

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General Manager of a Wrecker Service general manager of a wrecker service. “It doesn’t fit the culture.” At a time when gun control has become part of the national conversation -- and gun stores are trying to keep up with the demand for ammunition, magazines and guns -- Rep. George Lavender has filed a bill to change the way guns are carried in Texas. Lavender proposes letting Texans with concealed handgun licenses openly carry their firearms, as gun owners in states ranging from Oklahoma to Minnesota already do. “Texas is one of only a handful of states that does not allow some form of open carry despite being one of the most pro-Second Amendment states in the country,” said Lavender, R-Texarkana. “It is important we pass open carry this session.” Marsha McCartney hopes Lavender fails. “Back in the Old West, people had to leave their guns at the edge of town,” said McCartney, a spokeswoman for the Texas chapter of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. “I thought that was very sensible. “I wonder why that was changed.” Texas is one of six states, plus the District of Columbia, that do not allow open carry. For years, gun-rights proponents have urged state lawmakers to make it legal. And more than 77,000 people have signed an online petition calling on the Legislature and Gov. Rick Perry to allow it. Lavender, who sought to pass such a bill in 2011, is trying again. He has filed a bill with Rep. Chris Paddie, R-Marshall, to let licensed Texans carry handguns in shoulder or belt holsters. Lavender said the odds of passing the measure -HB700 -- are better this session. “This bill is important to many people for a variety of reasons,” he said. “For some, it is a matter of personal safety. For others, it simply is a convenience/personal preference issue. “And for some, it is a 10th Amendment/constitutional

several senators have expressed interest in backing the bill. Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson said it’s time for this proposal to move forward. “I support open carry by license holders. What better way to determine who standing around you is a good guy?” said Patterson, a former state senator who carried the legislation that legalized concealed handguns in Texas 18 years ago. “You know the person standing there with a gun on their hip has passed a b a c k g rou n d check, is up on their child support. ... “One hundred years ago in Texas, honest men carried openly and only criminals carried concealed,” he said. “It’s interesting how in the last 25 to 30 years, open carry became bad.” The Legislature passed Texas’ concealed handgun law in 1995. More than 585,000 Texans hold licenses, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Oklahoma’s law Oklahoma legislators approved a bill last year letting anyone with a concealed handgun license display a firearm in a shoulder or belt holster as of Nov. 1. The state has 146,262 residents licensed to carry handguns, according to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. In Oklahoma, as in Texas, the number of requests for concealed handgun licenses increased in 2009, the year Barack Obama was sworn in as president, and last year, when there were several mass shootings and Obama was re-elected, records from both states show. Oklahoma officials say they are aware of no incidents since open carry took effect that caused the state bureau to suspend or revoke licenses. “This enhances Oklahomans’ ability to exercise their Second Amendment rights,” state Sen. Anthony Sykes, a Republican, said after the bill passed. “I think the evidence is clear that gun owners are some of the most responsible

people, and they’ve shown that in not just Oklahoma, where we’ve had concealed carry for quite some time and there’s never been an incident, but in these other states as well.” Preventing crime? Hull was among those clamoring for open carry. He said he knows that openly wearing a handgun can prevent crime. One day at his wrecker service, where he regularly wears his gun in plain sight, several people came to his workplace after their friend’s vehicle had been impounded. They were bundled in bulky jackets on a summer day. After walking around -- and seeing the Ruger strapped to Hull’s hip -- they quickly left. “I never saw a weapon,” he said. “But clearly they weren’t coming to bring me a thankyou card.” Since the law took effect, Oklahoma City bank manager Justin Merrick said, he may have seen two people he doesn’t know openly carrying handguns. But he believes those numbers will grow. Merrick said that when he’s in public with his wife and 3-year-old daughter, his Browning Hi Power 9 mm draws curious looks. “I get smiles, nods from across the room,” said Merrick, 32, the secretary of the Oklahoma Open Carry Association. “People approach me and ask, ‘How do you do that?’ They don’t know about the law.” Becoming a target? Critics say they fear a rise in violent confrontations if Texas allows open carry. Many say it isn’t the right way to go because criminals will make anyone openly carrying a weapon their first target. Hull said that’s just not the case. “Armies walking into battle don’t conceal their firearms,” he said. He said he hasn’t had to fire his weapon, but he did draw it once, when someone tried to mug him in his vehicle. The mugger, he said, quickly ran off. Hu l l said

Courtesy Photo Te x a n s should look at other states -- most of which allow open carry -- in considering legislation this year. “Unless the state has a very compelling reason, the state should allow lawabiding citizens to do exactly what they are asking to do,” he said. Even if Texas does someday allow open carry, not everyone who carries a weapon plans to exercise that right. Curtis Van Liew, 49, a concealed handgun license instructor who lives in Watauga, favors the law. “I love it. The more guns people see on people, the less likely they are to do something. But anyone who walks out of their door with their gun on puts a bull’s-eye on their chest,” he said. “If there’s a crime at a restaurant, they are going to be the first one taken out.” Because of that, Van Liew said, he would continue to keep his handgun concealed. “It gives me the element of surprise,” he said.

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KUAF Student’s Shooting Provides Clarity Joe Youngblood Guest Columnist So, the reports from the police and multiple media outlets are in and I want to make some things eminently clear. The person who illegally brought a gun onto the UA campus and injured himself in a NEGLIGENT discharge of his firearm was, unsurprisingly, NOT a concealed carrier. I say unsurprisingly because as anyone with exposure to firearms or CCW (where safety training is a mandatory part of the curriculum) knows, you don’t break the four rules of firearms safety that specifically prevent these kinds of situations. Firearms and firearm owners are overwhelmingly safe, studies support this, even indicating that firearms-related activities are safer than golf! I hope the gentleman is alright, and this experience spurs him and everyone else on our campus to go and take a basic firearms handling course to prevent these kinds of injuries. Now, there are some who say this event lends credence to the anti-concealed carry point of view, but I vehemently disagree. This incident highlights several important points that further emphasize why lawful concealed carry on campus is a good thing. First, it shows how the current debate is not whether there should be no guns on campus or some guns, but rather that the status quo only allows the most dangerous members of our society to bring guns onto campus, because people who don’t follow the law don’t care about what metal signs say and they don’t follow basic gun safety. Criminals don’t care what metal signs say, and they also have atrocious firearms handling/safety skills. Secondly, the police response to this incident took

six minutes. Our police officers are dedicated and professional, but they will be the first to tell you that they CANNOT be everywhere at once, and in the meantime a criminal will have free reign of any situation they beginUNLESS a trained and certified concealed carrier is able to defend themself and others until law enforcement arrives. Had this careless person instead been a murderous criminal he would have been free to do as he pleased with the lives of every innocent person in the “gun free” zone of KUAF for six whole minutes before any resistance was possible. “Gun free zone” laws provide this guarantee to shooters, and that is why every mass shooting since 1950, with one exception, has occurred in a gun free zone. Had the person at KUAF proactively attempted to deny law enforcement entry to the building, as the Virginia Tech shooter did, the response time, and the attendant situation, would have been even worse. Why would anyone in their right mind want to indulge in the logical fallacy of keeping a “gun free zone” at the University of Arkansas for safety? The only “safety” this situation provides is the comfort that the law abiding and trained persons in our society will be unable protect themselves and others, though all evidence/studies/data show they do this with aplomb, in any kind of situation where lives are in immediate danger. I urge EVERYONE at the University of Arkansas to consider the ramifications of the proposed bills, their proven benefits and the inherent lack of legitimacy and evidential support of the opposing arguments. Joe Youngblood is a junior Criminal Justice and Sociology major and RIC senator.

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Why the Graduate-Law School Congress Should Fail Tyler Wells Campus Crossfire You voted last week to replace empty seats in our Associated Student Government Senate and on three referred acts. The first of these, entitled The Graduate Congress Establishment Act of 2012 provides for the establishment of a separate body, co-equal with the ASG Senate, just for graduate and law students, while taking four percent of the ASG general operating budget. This particular referendum passed with 881 votes. However, taking into account the 554 abstentions and 187 straight “no” votes, the act passed with a margin of only 150 votes.

Votes aside, the graduate and law school students have continually failed to provide candidates for ASG Senate. During debates on whether to pass this bill along to the general body at large for a vote, several graduate students provided commentary citing demands on their time, such as being married, having kids, having a job and many other things preventing them from taking a seat in the senate for an academic year. In these same debates, there were examples of bills that were graduate-student specific, which they could resolve in their own body. Agendas like a university-provided childcare center for those graduate students who have children or speedier delivery of their stipends

from the treasurer’s office. While these are indeed noble goals, what prevented them from running for Senate in the first place to present these proposals? If we look at the historical record and apply it objectively to prognosticate upon the future, we see the following: a body that takes up a chunk of the budget of ASG. A body that hasn’t accomplished anything that justifies its continued existence. A body with the same historically low engagement as the current system, which has its own block of seats they can be elected to into and serve as coequal members with their fellow undergraduate students in the Senate. Yes, some institutions have developed their own

legislative body for graduate students; however, we must see if those institutions have similarly sized graduate student populations and participation rates of graduate students in student government. To ensure tomfoolery and bad policy don’t get enacted just by the will of the majority, referendums go to the chancellor for final approval. For these reasons, and I am sure many more have been raised, it is my sincere hope Chancellor Gearhart does the right thing and vetoes Referendum One. Tyler Wells is a political correspondent on UATV’s Campus Crossfire, live Wednesday at 7. Follow campus, state and national politics on Twitter @UACrossfire.

Pope Benedict’s Legacy, Understanding Human Frailty

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For the first 18 years of my life, the only pope I knew was Paul VI. Of course I use the word “knew” in the figurative sense, since I’d never met the former Giovanni Battista Maria Montini during my childhood and youth. I remember reflexively praying for him at Mass when the priest would get to the part about God’s “Servant Pope Paul” and his “Bishop John” referring, of course, to Philadelphia’s Cardinal Kroll. To this day, whenever we reach that part in the liturgy, my inner voice still intones the names of those two good men, even though other popes and bishops have replaced them several times over. It’s like this, you see: the leaders of the Roman Catholic Church are not just names in books and still photos on newscasts. They become a part of you if you grew up in the spiritual family. Paul’s successor John Paul I never had the opportunity to impress himself on my consciousness since he died only one month into his papacy. The poor man will always be remembered, for me at least, as a slightly-sad-looking, generally benevolent but entirely-forgettable footnote to my Catholic history. And then came the “Rock of Peter” star, the man who

changed the way we all looked at the Vatican: John Paul II. The first non-Italian in over half a millennium, Karol Wotyla of Kracow, Poland, revolutionized both the office and its perception by Catholics and nonCatholics alike. This was a man who was much more a warrior for the faith than its caretaker, a man who had dealt with the Great Satan in communist form and also had to study for the priesthood, in secret, under Nazi overlords. He taught my generation of young people, and the ones who followed, that moral relativism is just another word for cowardice, and tolerance for everything is appreciation for nothing. In my senior yearbook from Merion Mercy, nestled among the student portraits, are photos of Paul VI and John Paul I, since they had both died during that final year and the nuns wanted to make sure we’d remember them. No one had to include the photo of John Paul the Great in any book for him to be remembered, since his life was a monument so tall and so massive that it dwarfs the horizon of our Catholic experience. That’s why I felt a strange sense of sympathy for Jozef Ratzinger when he was elevated to the papacy and became Pope Benedict. This man who was called “God’s Rottweiler” because of his iron grip on the Congregation for the Doctrine

of Faith, the disciplinary arm of the church, had a difficult job to fulfill. Behind him was a Fisherman whose shoes he could never fill, before him a road of controversy and criticism, especially from we in the democratic west who were angered at the exploding sex abuse scandal, the refusal to ordain women as priests and the disaffection of so many cradle and cafeteria Catholics. Benedict had neither the charisma nor the stamina of his predecessor, and there were even those who stooped so low as to point out the difference between the anti-communist battles of John Paul II and the fact that, as a boy, the young pope once belonged to the Hitler Youth. Benedict met his critics with grace, something that those who had observed him during his decades at the Vatican never suspected. For the longest time the “Rottweiler” had been viewed as a severe man who imposed draconian punishments on those who diverged from official church teachings. It didn’t help that he wasn’t the athletic, engaging Renaissance Man he served for almost 30 years and who was truly beloved by his people. And yet, Benedict did something that John Paul never did: he apologized for the horrible crimes committed against the most innocent among us, the children. In 2010, he wrote

a letter to the victims of abuse at the hands of the Irish Catholic church and called what had happened “sinful and criminal acts” and criticized the bishops for “grave errors in judgment and failures of leadership.” It wasn’t enough for a lot of people, especially here in the United States where we expect public executions in the town square. But it was much more than any other pontiff had ever done. This, above all other things, should be his legacy. Benedict was a man who understood human frailty far better than most because he dealt with it for so many years as the leader of the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith. He also saw how humans can be twisted into evil facsimiles of themselves by surviving the Nazi scourge. And he understood, in the final years of a life devoted to Christ, that we need to ask forgiveness before we can be forgiven. I do not have the same sad feeling of loss as I did when John Paul II passed away. But I am only now beginning to realize the caliber of the man who was a good caretaker of what we in the Catholic family hold sacred. God bless and keep him. Christine M. Flowers is a lawyer and columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News.

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Making a Healthier and Better Breakfast Georgia Carter Staff Writer

It’s been said for years that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” But it usually depends on what kind of breakfast you eat. Many people believe that eating a healthy breakfast is essential to a healthy lifestyle. “I try to eat healthy in the mornings because if I start my day healthy, I’ll be more likely to eat healthier throughout the day,” said Taylor Nelson, a junior dental hygiene major from Bryant, Ark. Many college students don’t eat breakfast on a regular basis, though. “On weekends I usually eat breakfast, but I never have time to during the week,” said Grace Hughes, a senior communica-

tions major from Springdale, Ark. “I know that it is probably better for me if I do eat breakfast regularly, but I don’t.” During a time of the year where many people are focusing on shedding those extra pounds that creep up during the holidays, breakfast may be an essential part of losing weight. Eating some breakfast protein (like an egg) every morning is key to losing weight, said Mehmet Oz, known as “Dr. Oz”, a TV personality. Breakfast is also a good idea if you want to maintain a healthy weight. First off, it helps reduce hunger throughout the day, which helps you avoid overeating later on. The prolonged fasting that occurs when you skip breakfast can increase your body’s insulin response, which increases fat storage, according to the Mayo Clinic. Breakfast also gives you energy, which increases your physical activity during the day. Having more energy can help motivate you to exercise later in the day. A healthy breakfast refuels your body and replenishes the energy your muscles lose while you have been sleeping. Breakfast has also been said to help concentration throughout the day. “I think it is better to eat breakfast because it helps me stay full and able to concentrate in my classes,” Nelson said. “I always feel a difference when I don’t eat breakfast,” Hughes said. “I’m

hungry, and then I eat stupid things that aren’t healthy for me.” Many cereals, like Special K, boast that they are healthier cereal options for breakfast. Special K even has a “Special K Challenge,” which uses their products to help customers lose weight and keep it off. Their cereal is made with whole grain and has high fiber content, which can help you maintain a healthy weight and lower the risk of diabetes and heart disease. Shredded wheat cereals are also high in fiber and lower in fat and sugars, and can contribute to a healthy lifestyle. “I usually eat a fiber granola bar with protein in it, which helps me stay full and is easy to eat on the go,” Nelson said. “If I have more time, I’ll eat a bagel or some Special K cereal.” There are countless combinations of different foods that you can eat for a healthy breakfast. Many breakfast foods can be easily put into a Ziploc bag so they can be eaten on the go. Apple slices, cheese cubes and walnuts is a good combination for breakfast because you get some of your fruit intake of the day, but also dairy. The cheese and walnuts provide protein to help you power through early morning classes. A whole-grain waffle spread with peanut butter can help satisfy a sweet tooth. Adding some nuts or dried fruit to the peanut butter can help give this breakfast an extra boost. Hard-boiled eggs, cooked the night before, provide a great deal of protein and are portable. When you have a little more time, making a smoothie can be a great way to start your day. Frozen fruit is great for smoothies because it does not spoil as quickly as fresh fruit. You can also add some soy milk, greek yogurt, and even spinach or kale along with the fruit. The fruit can help mask the taste of the vegetables if you don’t enjoy eating your greens. Even though college students are pressed for time, it is still important to eat breakfast. It is a crucial part of the day because breakfast helps maintain concentration and energy throughout the day. If you are concerned with maintaining a healthy weight, breakfast can help you do this. Even though it may seem like a hassle, the benefits of breakfast far outweigh the time it takes to make it.

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Valentine’s Day Sweets: Strawberry Pecan Fudge Emily Rhodes Photo Editor

Valentine’s Day — the one day of the year when it’s acceptable to publicly display your affection, surprise the one you love with flowers and chocolate, and generally feel good about the people you are surrounded by. I love the week leading up to the February bliss — planning the perfect date night, buying a whimsical gift for my husband. The actual day, not so much. Heart-shaped candy boxes, cheesy cards and $10 teddy bears — it's a marketing dream with a giant "L" for lame on it. In middle school it was okay; now I sit in agony as people interrupt class to give Valentine’s candy grams to those they fawn after. However, there is one part to the day of love each year that is genuinely enjoyable, and that is the food. I'll take any excuse to eat at one of the great restaurant choices around Fayetteville, and a homemade and extremely chocolatey dessert is hard to resist. And while baking may take the back burner as the school year heats up with tests, research papers and applying for graduation, this recipe takes less than 10 minutes to make and costs less than $8. Now, that's a Valentine’s day treat that even I can enjoy. Fudge — it's easy to make and completely delicious. Combine just three ingredients to get the right consistency and texture, and you're on your way to creative chocolate heaven. Add fruit, nuts or any other combination of sweet foods to make some great flavor combinations. The best part is that it keeps for days in

Emily Rhodes Photo Editor the fridge, making it a simply sweet treat to indulge in this week. While fudge is generally made on the stove, this recipe calls for nothing more than a microwave — dorm room residents, you too can enjoy homemade treats this year without having to use the residence hall kitchens. Head down to the supermarket, pick up your favorite ingredients and prepare for the easiest dessert ever.

Strawberry Pecan Fudge Servings: 20 pieces 1 12-ounce bag milk chocolate chips 3/4 can sweetened condensed milk 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 1/2 tablespoons water 4 large strawberries 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Total cost: $7.79 In a microwave-safe dish or Pyrex jug, combine the chocolate chips, water and condensed milk. Cook on high in the microwave for 1 minute, then remove and stir again. Place back in the microwave for 30 seconds to a minute, until the chocolate has completely melted and incorporated with the other ingredients. At this point, if the chocolate mixture is too thick and looks grainy, add extra condensed milk to get the right consistency. While the mixture is cooking, take 4 large strawberries and dice, adding more or less for preference. Chop the pecans, if whole. Add the pecans to the fudge mixture (be careful, it will be hot) and fold into the batter. Line a deep cookie sheet or small baking pan with wax paper, ensuring that the sides of the dish

are partially covered up to 1 inch. Pour the fudge batter into the pan, then top with the diced strawberries. Cover and let set in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours, or until solid. Using a sharp knife, cut the fudge into small squares, and serve. The strawberries create a sweet, fresh bite on an otherwise extremely chocolatey fudge, and the crunch from the pecans is the perfect end note to this year’s Valentine’s Day celebration. However you choose to celebrate your big day this week, this recipe is sure to please and is easy to create while on a college student budget. So, whether you forget that giant heart card or just want to make something homemade and from the heart, all you need is a pan, a few ingredients and a microwave to create a recipe that is totally unforgettable.

How to Write a Winning Cover Letter Morganne Rhodes Contributing Writer

Cover letters, also known as job-application letters, are tremendously important when applying for a job and can determine whether or not the applicant can score an interview or get hired. “There is no one way to write a cover letter,” said Erica Estes, the Associate Director at the Career Development Center. Employers look for a personalized, well written, cover letter that represents the potential employee well. The applicant needs to show interest and passion for the applied position. The first step to take when writing a cover letter is to do research. Knowing the business or company gives the candidate more knowledge in how their skills can be used for the position and allows the letter to be more personalized and detailed in their strengths. When researching, it is critical to find out who will be reading the cover letter, which helps determine the appropriate salutation and closing. “This also helps knowing how assertive or aggressive to be in the letter,” Estes said. The cover letter should be written as a formal business letter; this is the preferred format and reflects professionalism to the audience. At the top of the page, aligned to the left, the applicant should include their address. It is optional for the applicant to include their name and email address under their address. There should be a space after this information. The date the letter is written should be included after the address followed by a space. The name of the reader, their title, organization, and address should follow with a space. The applicant should address the letter to the reader, followed by a colon. For example, “Dear Mr. Smith:” If the applicant does not know who the audience will be, the letter should be addressed, “To whom it may concern:” or “Dear hiring manager:” Using a coma to address the letter reflects informality and lacks professionalism. A colon is essential. Once the salutation is taken care of, the applicant can begin their first paragraph, which should include the position the applicant is applying for; why they are interest in the job, company, or industry; and it should highlight the candidate. The letter should be personal; the reader should be able to hear the applicant’s “voice” throughout the letter, but be sure to keep the focus on the job. The second paragraph should include qualifications included on the resume, but in detail. This includes educational accomplishments that connect to the skills needed for the position. Making the connection with the resume is important, but relaying enthusiasm about the position through writing is the thing that will set one letter apart from another, according to a handout provided by the Quality Writing Center. The third paragraph highlights job experience and explains skills gained and accomplishments made while working. Keep the job in perspective while writing—do not write about skills gained if they do not permit to the position. It is acceptable to explain gaps in employment during this paragraph. The concluding paragraph should summarize the applicant’s credentials; request the next step (which is typically an interview), and mention contact information along with the enclosed resume. There should be a space separating each paragraph, and none of the paragraphs should be indented. Everything should be aligned to the left. There should be a space between the conclusion paragraph and the closing; the proper salutation to close the letter should preferably be “Sincerely.” Straying away from professionalism in the letter will reflect negatively on the applicant. There should be four spaces in between the closing and the applicant’s name. In this space, the applicant should write their signature. The applicant’s name should be followed by their contact information, phone number and email address, according to a handout provided by the Quality Writing Center. Grammar mistakes, an impersonal “voice,” and lack of enthusiasm will negatively affect the applicant. It is okay to brag about what makes you great for the job, but caution against making the cover letter longer with unnecessary information. The cover letter is not about length, it is about the quality of the letter and that is will set the applicant apart from other candidates. Enthusiasm and passion for the position is what the employer will search for. The Career Development Center offers walk-ins on Tuesdays and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for cover letter assistance and the Quality Writing Center has helpful handouts available as well

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50 Country kitchen design option 54 Wash softly against 55 Words after “What a coincidence!” 56 Muppet friend of Elmo 58 Poet’s preposition 59 Italian carmaker 60 Verify 63 “Poppycock!” 64 Find, as a frequency 65 Whopper, e.g. 66 Very dark 67 It has its ups and downs 68 Family guy DOWN 1 Poolside structure 2 Springtime bloomer 3 Tapering tops 4 Wore (away) 5 Fiery emperor? 6 Clean with effort 7 Fingerprint ridge 8 Ambient music pioneer Brian 9 Parmesan alternative 10 A minor, for one 11 Didn’t quite close 12 Childish

13 Slapstick prop 18 Film Volkswagen with “53” painted on it 23 Singular 25 Mark on an otherwise perfect record? 27 Place in the earth 28 Hot time in France 30 Dawn-dusk link 34 Like the ‘80s look, now 35 Tabloid subj. 36 Spa treatment 37 Aspect of paranoia 38 Person in the know 39 Therapists’ org. 40 Cultivate 41 Smidge 44 Unit of resistance 45 Official orders 47 Defended, as family honor 48 Brady Bunch girl 49 Fed the fire 51 Cartoonist Guisewite or her title character 52 Depleted layer 53 Blooms for lovers 57 “¿Cómo __?” 59 Justice Dept. division 61 Wish one hadn’t 62 Udder woman?

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Razorbacks Place Second in Puerto Rico Liz Beadle Staff Writer

The No.12 Razorback women’s golf team opened up their spring season with a second-place finish in the Lady Puerto Rico Classic. The tournament was held from Sunday to Tuesday at the Rio Mar Country Club’s River Course. The course is a par 72 and covers 6,191 yards. Weather was an issue on the second and third day of the tournament, as the players had to deal with strong winds and rain from time to time. Arkansas junior Emily Tubert posted a 3-under par 213 in the three-round tournament, making her the individual champion Tuesday as the tournament came to a close. Tubert won the event by just one stroke. “Seeing Emily back in the winner’s circle is special,” head coach Shauna Estes-Taylor said. “She’s worked really hard after a tough fall. She persevered and we made some changes mechanically and that really worked for her this week. The golf shots she had to hit coming in were a taste of what she is capable of.” The Razorback team finished with a score of 884, gaining them a second-place finish 13 strokes behind No. 6 Alabama, who came away with the tournament win. “Overall it was a solid start for us,” Estes-Taylor said. “Obviously, our team goal is to win titles and to give ourselves


Hogs Look For SEC Triumph

Eric Harris Staff Writer

In Southeastern Conference gymnastics, the season is demanding and full of competition, and this week is more of the same for Arkansas this weekend. The 19th ranked Razorbacks are now 1-4 after a loss at Auburn and the season doesn’t get any easier as now they are taking a trip to Baton Rouge, La., to take on the No. 7 LSU Tigers. Every team the Razorbacks have faced this year has been ranked in the top-25 and it was more of the same against Auburn. The Razorbacks lost a tough match to the Tigers 196.325195.650.

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Razorbacks Ride Wave of 5-0 Start

Cameron McCauley Staff Writer

Photo Courtesy of Athletic Media Relations Emily Tubert earned first place in Puerto Rico at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic Monday, Feb. 10. The Razorbacks came in second place behind Alabama in their first tournament of the Spring season. that opportunity and we had that chance going into the final day of the tournament.” Arkansas senior Victoria Vela finished the tournament tied for 14th and junior Emma Lavy tied for 18th. “Emma’s round of 71 today was fantastic in tough conditions,” Estes-Taylor said of the final day of competition. “Vicky was just solid all week;

she played to her strengths and did a great job.” Two Razorback freshman also had notable performances with Gabriela Lopez finishing at 34th and Regina Plasencia at 50th. “Both Regina and Gaby are great players,” Estes-Taylor said. “Each week they play with us they become better and more mature on the golf

course. We are excited about their future as Razorbacks. They both counted for us during the week and we needed every stroke for the secondplace finish.” The Razorbacks had been leading the tournament after day one, but fell behind Alabama on day two and never made it back to the top. No. 20 Texas Tech, Texas Chris-

tian and No. 25 Iowa State rounded out the top five finishers. Arkansas finished only one stroke ahead of No. 20 Texas Tech to hold on to that second-place finish. “My coaching philosophy has always been to work really hard, prepare and get better and we will play our best golf at the end of the season,” Estes-Taylor said.


It’s very early in softball season, and records are already being broken. After finishing their first tournament of the season a perfect 5-0, the program’s first 5-0 start ever, the Arkansas Razorback softball team looks to continue their success heading into the weekend. Head coach Mike Larabee couldn’t have asked for a better start to the season than a perfect record at the Red Desert Classic in St. George, Utah. The Razorbacks were able to go undefeated, sweeping Colorado State, Southern Utah, Loyola Marymount, Weber State and Utah. “We went out there with a goal of going 5-and-0. I think our players stepped it up,” Larabee said. Freshman outfielder Stephanie Canfield had an excellent start to her college career, hitting .571 at the Red Desert Classic, good for fifthbest batting average in the Southeastern Conference this year. Canfield also hit two triples and tallied five RBIs on the weekend. Coach Larabee said that despite being only a freshman Canfield is a “true triple-threat player.”

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George, Cross Runners of the Week in SEC Haley Markle Asst. Sports Editor

Two Razorbacks were named Southeastern Conference Runner of the Week, it was announced Tuesday. Razorback seniors Caleb Cross and Regina George were recognized for their performances at the Tyson Invitational. Cross won the 60-meter hurdles with a personal best time of 7.65 seconds Friday. He now holds the top time in the SEC and is ranked No. 2 in the nation in that event. The win was the second for Cross this season and this is the first time in his career he has been named the SEC Runner of the Week.

“We had some outstanding performances over the weekend,” head coach Chris Bucknam said. “That race for Caleb puts him second in the nation. Our guys are competing well. I think how we’re competing is as important as the times.” Three other members of the men’s track team have been honored with weekly awards this season. Cale Wallace has been named the Freshman of the Week twice, and juniors Raymond Higgs and Kevin Lazas have each been recognized once. George won the 400-meter at the Tyson Invitational in a time of 51.67. That time broke the Arkansas record

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Traveler Archive Regina George competes in the Razorback Invitational at the indoor track, Friday, Jan. 25.


College Football Coaches, Does It Pay to Be a Loser?

Tamzen Tumlison Staff Writer As spring arrives and baseball reclaims its place as America’s sweetheart of sports, football season is no more. But that doesn’t mean that I’m just going to sit here and forget about it all. No, in fact,

it has come to my attention that some pretty juicy news has been going on in the past month that averted my attention back to the leader of fall sports, and I’m not talking about the Manti Te’o scandal. I’m talking about the payment to keep, and more interestingly, to get rid of college football coaches. Sometimes, I wonder if football coaches at the collegiate level are overpaid for their jobs. Sure, they develop a program that is viewed nationally and grow young athletes into potential professionals. You don’t have to like Nick Saban to know that he’s earned his keep as Alabama’s head coach. For the 2013 sea-

son, Saban is slated to receive $5.3 million, supposedly the highest amount paid to a coach at a public university. Arkansas offered our very own former interim head coach, John L. Smith, what seems to be a measly amount of $850,000. At any rate, football coaches get paid more than I likely ever will. I sometimes think to myself that I should opt out of a journalism career and instead try to become a football coach. Not because I think I’d be good at it. I’ve never played football, or even powderpuff football for that matter. I think I’d actually be a terrible coach. But here’s the kicker, and why I could make a living

off it: sometimes it pays to be a bad coach. Literally. Take Houston Nutt, the whole reason I paid attention to coaching salaries and buyouts. In 2011, in the middle of what would be a no-win Southeastern Conference season and only two wins overall, it made sense that Ole Miss would want to hop off the train before it even stopped. That meant Ole Miss had to pay up, and the payment was not insignificant. In his contract, Nutt was to receive $6 million over six years. By this January, he had been paid nearly $2 million when Ole Miss and Nutt decided to call their relationship completely quits and settle for a one-time

payment of $4.35 million. Ole Miss decided that going ahead and loading Nutt up with money beat all the difficulties they would find in taxes. Then we have Joker Phillips, the former coach of Kentucky, the team everyone knew they could beat in 2012. After a losing season, Kentucky opted for a $2.5 million buyout rather than let Phillips continue his career with its team. Now Phillips will earn money coaching wide receivers at Florida while he gets compensation for not being a great head coach. Former Auburn head coach Gene Chizik earned a staggering $7.5 million buyout after Auburn’s embarrass-

ing 2012 season. I say earned in the sense that Chizik had such a bad season that he earned the right to be dismissed as a head coach. Unfortunately for Chizik, whatever he earns on his own during the rest of the term of his contract detracts from the amount of the buyout. And those are just the numbers for the Southeastern Conference notables. So maybe, just maybe, it really does pay to be the loser every once in a while. Tamzen Tumlison is a writer for the Arkansas Traveler. Her column appears every other Wednesday. Follow the sports section on Twitter @UATravSports.

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Coaches Pick Arkansas to Win the Conference

WEEK continued from page 7 and is the fastest time in the world so far this year. She crossed the finish line more than a second before the other competitors, five of which hold times in the top 15 in the nation. George became the only collegiate athlete to post a sub-52 second time after taking more than half a second

off her previous personal best. “(Regina) really made a statement about what she intends to do as this season continues,” head coach Lance Harter said. “She’s obviously very gifted and special, and a great role model for others to follow as far as competition goes because once she puts on that jersey, she’s ready to

go.” After this performance, George now owns the record for both the indoor and outdoor 400-meter. This is the second honor of the season for George, and senior Makeba Alcide, junior Sandi Morris and sophomore Tamara Myers have each been recognized once.

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Caroline Potts Staff Photographer Co-head coach Mark Cook speaks to media about the upcoming meet v. LSU.

Mary McKay Staff Photographer Hayden Barnett pitches at the baseball scrimmage, Saturday, Feb. 9 at Baum Stadium.

Cameron McCauley Staff Writer Add another preseason honor to the Diamond Hogs’ list. The Southeastern Conference baseball coaches voted the top-ranked Arkansas baseball team to win the SEC Western Division and the SEC title Tuesday. The Diamond Hogs tallied 90 points in the SEC Coaches Preseason poll, 15 points higher than projected

second-place finisher LSU. Coaches voted on a 7-6-5-43-2-1 scale, where the best team in the division gets the highest number, and coaches couldn’t vote for their own team. Arkansas has been voted as the No. 1 team in the nation in three separate preseason polls, and now holds the title as the preseason favorite to win the SEC. The Hogs haven’t won the SEC since 2004, but with 17 returning lettermen it is easy to call them the class of the

conference. Being so highly ranked, the Hogs are scheduled to appear on television 18 times during the regular season, two more than the 16 times they were scheduled for in 2012. Eleven games will appear on Cox Sports Television, three on ESPN’s family of networks and the remaining on Fox Sports Networks. The Diamond Hogs open the season Friday at Baum Stadium against Western Illinois. The first pitch is scheduled for 3:05 p.m.

RIDE continued from page 7 Junior Chloe Oprzedek also played well in Utah, hitting .538 with a triple and a home run. “We have been working hard on our swings, and it paid off for us in Utah.” The Razorbacks utilized four pitchers at the Red Desert Classic to great avail. Kimmy Beasley, Chelsea Cohen, Hope McLemore and Kelly Young, combined for a 1.40 ERA over the weekend. Cohen finished with two complete games and 19 innings pitched, while striking

out 16 in the process. Beasley struck out eight in 4.2 innings pitched in her only appearance on the weekend. “They all pitched at a high level. As a coach, when you get to the postseason, you want great pitching and defense,” Larabee said. The Razorbacks next face a trying week starting with play at Jackson State Wednesday and followed by the Unconquered Invitational in Tallahassee, Fla., starting Friday. Arkansas defeated Jackson State in two games last

year, 5-4 and 4-3, but Larabee doesn’t want his team overlooking the Lady Tigers. Despite starting this season 1-3, they were able to go 32-17 in 2012. “They are a very wellcoached team,” Larabee said. “They gave us all we could handle last year.” The Unconquered Invitational will feature stiff competition as well, as Arkansas has 2012 NCAA tournament qualifiers Hofstra, Florida State and Tulsa on the schedule.


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The Hogs fought hard, outscoring the Tigers in the uneven bars 49.05-48.85, including the individual title. Junior Shelby Salmon won the title with a score 9.9, outperforming Auburn’s Megan Walker who scored a 9.825. The Hogs passed Auburn after the second rotation at vault, scoring a 49.2 on beam, giving them a score total of 98.25, just a one-tenth lead of Auburn. Again, a Razorback won the individual title, All-American Katherine Grable tied Auburn’s Caitlin Anderson with a score of 9.925. “Katherine had a phenomenal vault; I thought it should have been a perfect 10,” cohead coach Mark Cook said. After the third rotation, Arkansas went to the floor and

Auburn had beam, the two teams entered the final rotation tied at a score of 147.225. Led by Brianna Guy’s score of 9.9 on the floor, Auburn scored a 49.1 on the rotation and won the match while the Hogs struggled on the beam for the second straight week. “Bars is the hardest event mentally; we want to make training more difficult than competition,” Cook said about their training for beam. Aside from the last two meets, Arkansas has performed very well on beam with three Hogs, Keara Glover, Sydnie Dillard and Grable all averaging a 9.8 or higher. Looking at the meet in Baton Rouge, La., a tough matchup will only be tougher with the atmosphere in the Pete Maravich Assembly Cen-


“LSU is always an interesting place to compete, because the fans are a little testy down there,” Cook said. “There is a lot of noise and fans down there, so you really have to focus.” The meet against LSU will have one of the highest crowds the Hogs will see this season, LSU ranks 7th nationally in attendance with an average of 3,697 fans. Arkansas may not have the wins on the season they would like, but they have still performed among the tops in the country in many disciplines. The Razorback’s top event is the uneven bars, where they rank 19th in the country. Arkansas is also No. 23 in the country in both vault and the beam.

February 13, 2013  

ASG Supports Gun Free Campus, Valentine's Day Sweets, Razorbacks Place Second in Pureto Rico

February 13, 2013  

ASG Supports Gun Free Campus, Valentine's Day Sweets, Razorbacks Place Second in Pureto Rico