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Vol. 107, No. 98
Senate Votes to Increase Time Between Classes
Students Are Urged to Take Measures Against HIV Stephanie Carlson Contributing Writer
New ‘Tomb Raider’ Impresses and Entertains In the new prologue to the Tomb Raider franchise, the game exceeds expectations with a solid storyline and compelling gameplay. Full Story, Page 5
Student Group Represents Native Heritage
With the Native American campus population at 1.3 percent, the Native American Student Association works to promote advocacy and representation. Full Story, Page 5
Hogs Sweep Series Against Gamecocks
The Razorbacks went to South Carolina and beat the team that sent them home from the College World Series last June. Full Story, Page 7
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Kathleen Pait Staff Photographer Students cut through the intersection Monday, March 18 during the 10 minute interval students are allotted between classes.
Jaime Dunaway Senior Staff Writer The UA Faculty Senate voted to allow students 15 minutes between classes next semester because of the number of classes meeting in buildings farther from the center of campus, said Tim Kral, chair of the Faculty Senate. Another factor in the decision was the increasing number of students on campus, Kral said. With a larger student body, some areas on campus get congested, delaying students from getting to class
quickly. Increasing the time between classes from 10 minutes to 15 minutes would give students more time to travel across campus, he said. Monday, Wednesday and Friday classes will remain 50 minutes, and class times will be adjusted to accommodate the new travel time. Classes that meet twice a week will be reduced from 80 minutes to 75 minutes because the total minutes throughout the week will be the same, Kral said. Kral said he does not expect the longer time between classes to reduce the number of students coming late to class. “Students will always come
late to class,” he said. However, some students said they think the new policy will cut the number of tardy students. “I think fewer people will come in late, but I don’t think it’s important compared to reduced class time or messing up people’s schedules,” said Sam Davies, a sophomore civil engineering major. Adjusting the time between classes has been a recent consideration throughout the past year, Kral said, but there were some concerns about how increasing the travel time would affect the number of classes available.
“The question was, ‘Could we get all of the classes needed into the days we have available?’” Kral said. Some students see the change as beneficial. An extra five minutes would allow students to not be rushed if they had backto-back classes, said Rachel Smith, a sophomore biomedical engineering major. For classes that give quizzes at the end, students could take their time and do their best without feeling the need to hurry to their next class, she said. The extra time would also give stu-
Less than five cases of HIV were reported in the 2011 Arkansas HIV Annual Report, but students still want to ensure the number of cases stays that low, or lower. There were zero cases of HIV on campus this past year, said Dr. Susan Rausch, health coordinator for the Pat Walker Health Center, but that isn’t a reason for students to get reckless. “There are other common diseases that circulate campus rather frequently,” Rausch said. “Chlamydia, for one, is prominent on college campuses across the country.” These other popular sexually transmitted infections, such as chlamydia, make students more susceptible to HIV by weakening their immune systems and showing proof of a lifestyle that may attract these diseases. In order to prevent these diseases, Rausch said, “the only way to prevent 100 percent is abstinence, but if you choose to have sex, remember that even condoms, male or female, are not 100 percent preventative from skin-to-skin infections, but they do help.” Because of this, the health center urges students who are sexually active to get checked
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Gallery of Condom Dresses Draws Mixed Responses David Wilson Staff Writer
While many young people across campus scurry to pick up the latest tank tops, shorts and sundresses for the warmer seasons ahead, one item that may not cross their minds showed up in the UA’s Anne Kittrell Art Gallery — condom dresses. Like the name implies, the dresses are primarily made out
mixed,” said Derick McCollum, gallery attendant. “They either think the exhibit is either really nasty or really cool.” Still, the exhibit has been popular. From March 12-14, approximately 357 individuals visited the exhibit. Bertini created the dresses to raise awareness for HIV and AIDS after volunteering for organizations dealing with infected children across the world. The dresses were personified with names like Bethany and Elizabeth, giving a
“They either think the exhibit is either really nasty or really cool.” Derick McCollum
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of the contraceptive devices. The “Dress Up Against AIDS” gallery, created by award-winning Brazilian artist Adriana Bertini, consists of six dresses made with thousands of condoms and hundreds of hours of labor. The dresses have already garnered a wide range of responses from students and patrons. “The reactions have been
somber tone the gallery, as if to illicit the memories of women and children who were or are the victims of the virus. One dress in the gallery is named “Lauren” and was made from 3,850 condoms and 160 hours of labor. Brazilian materials were utilized in the making of the dress in order
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Courtesy Photo Award-winning Brazilian artist Adriana Bertini’s exhibit “Dress up against AIDS” is being showered in the Arkansas Union.
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Award-Winning Article Published in Magazine
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Three UA professors’ award-winning article was published in the “Urban Affairs Review.” Brinck Kerr, Margaret Reid and William Schreckhise authored the article “When does Politics Matter? A Reexamination of the Determinants of African-American and Latino Municipal Employment Patterns” with William Miller from the University of Illinois. In the article, the authors developed a revised theory from a previous article of political influence that addresses the relationship between minority political representation and administrative-level municipal employment patterns among African-Americans and Latinos in U.S. cities, according to the Urban Affairs Review website. They analyzed employment data from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission from 1987 through 2001. They concluded that the dynamics of political representation are different for African-Americans and Latinos, according to the Urban Affairs Review website. Cities with African-American mayors or city managers tend to have more AfricanAmericans serving in administrative positions in municipal agencies. Although this mayoral/city-manager effect is not found for Latino employment, more Latino council members lead to more Latino administrators, according to the Urban Affairs Review website. They also found that African-American employment gains resulting from political representation are more likely to occur in agencies that have the most policy relevance for African-Americans, yet this is not the case for Latino employment, according to the Urban Affairs Review website. Overall, their results suggest that political processes, specifically the relationship between political leadership and administrative-level hiring and retention, work differently for African-Americans than they do for Latinos, according to the Urban Affairs Review website.t Kerr is a professor of po-
litical science and director of the doctoral program in public policy at the UA, according to the department of political science. He has published articles on the government employment of minorities, representation and Congressional partisanship. Professor Kerr’s work has appeared in many political science and public administration journals, including the Urban Affairs Review. `Reid is a professor of political science and the chair of the department at the UA, according to the department of political science. Her research focuses on gendered workplaces, complexities involving the implementation of multiactor policy partnerships and sustainable community development. Schreckhise is an associate professor of political science and recently joined the research team of Kerr, Reid and Miller to complete this article. His areas of expertise lie broadly in U.S. public policy, U.S. constitutional law, administrative law and public administration, according to the department of political science. Miller is an associate professor and chair of the public administration program at the University of Illinois at Springfield, according to the University of Illinois website. His research and professional interests involve public policy in such areas as desegregation, church and state issues, citizen participation in economic development, financial ratios, equal employment, and the use of race in research.
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Bo Renner and Ellie Keffler won the positions of president and vice president in the Associated Student Government by a margin of 455 votes. Renner and Keffler received 2,854 votes, while Will Simpson and Ellen Rudolph received 2,399. “It was a close race,” said Terrence Boyd, ASG elections commissioner, in his speech before announcing the winners. In the run for secretary, Lindsey Bach received 2,782 votes to Drew Blythe’s 2,471. Matthew Chaffin and Will Strickland will be holding a runoff election on March 28 and 29 for the position of treasurer. No candidate received a majority of votes. Amy May West was unani-
mously voted by the ASG Senate as chair of the senate. Three congressional referendums were on the ballot along with the candidates. Every measure passed. The ASG Impeachment Process Act of 2013 is a constitutional amendment that allows the legislative branch (senate and graduate congress) the power to issue and hear cases of impeachment of any executive officer, cabinet member, justice, senator or congress member, striking the powers and duties of the ASG Judiciary to investigate and hear ethics complaints against ASG agents, according to the ASG website. The Senate Committee Restructuring Act of 2013 changes many committee’s duties. The added committees are Campus Life, Academics, Infrastructure and Internal Relations. Campus Life will take on the responsibilities of
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Sandy Kleffman Contra Costa Times Not long after Bob Reed learned in 1986 that he had AIDS, he watched 20 of his friends die from the disease as it ravaged his body and he battled to survive. Today, as he sits in his Saratoga, Calif., home feeling better than he has in years, he ponders a question no one can answer. “Why did I make it and other people didn’t?” he asks. “There’s a part of me that has a little bit of survivor guilt.” As the epidemic enters its fourth decade, Reed, 57, is among a growing number of people who are living with HIV or AIDS into their 50s, 60s, and beyond, surviving with a new generation of medications that have greatly increased life expectancy. Before the mid-1990s, three-quarters of people infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, died within 10 years. Now, for those who get early diagnosis and prompt treatment, nearly normal life spans are possible. About 1.1 million American adults and teenagers were living with HIV infection in 2009, and 17 percent of them were 55 or older, according to the latest estimate. Still, aging with HIV has unique health challenges. Some people grapple with chronic conditions typically seen in those who are 20 years older _ heart disease, bone loss and kidney damage. Others deal with premature aging of an immune system that has fought the infection for years. And scientists are just beginning to explore the longterm effects of a complex cocktail of HIV medications, including how they interact with other drugs that aging people often take. Despite the challenges, many who have worked with HIV-infected people for years _ and seen so many die _ say aging with AIDS is survival. “This is a wonderful problem to have,” said Alvan Quamina, executive director of AIDS Project East Bay. Reed spent nearly half of his life assuming he was about to die. He had a stroke in 1994 and
now has heart disease that led doctors to install two stents in his arteries. His toughest year came in 2005 when a painful stomach infection caused him to vomit almost daily and the 6-foot-1 former nurse’s weight dramatically dropped to 130 pounds. He had a feeding tube in his chest for months. “He spent much of the year near death,” recalled Phil Hofford, his partner of 21 years. “We were pretty much making final plans a couple times during that period.” It wasn’t until 2009 that a newly available medication resolved his stomach infection, “and saved my life,” Reed said. In November, he felt well enough to start working again. He now does HIV test counseling at the Billy DeFrank LGBT Community Center in San Jose, Calif., and weighs a healthy 182 pounds. “He’s coming back to life,” Hofford said. “Suddenly he’s waking up, like Rip Van Winkle.” Yet their home is a constant reminder of the ravages of the disease. Its previous owner took in people who had AIDS during the early days of the epidemic. More than 20 people died in the single-story house near the San Jose border. But Reed and Hofford consider living there uplifting. “To me, it’s pretty awe-inspiring to know what was going on in that house,” Hofford said. “There has been more love in that house for the people that passed on than most houses see in a lifetime.” Reed said he has no idea why he survived when so many others did not. “Whenever my T-cells (white blood cells that help the body fight disease) were the lowest and hope was the least, a new medication would come out,” he said. “I’m just one of the luckiest people I know.” Those who look at Joey Wever these days would never guess he has HIV. The 63-year-old Oakland, Calif., resident learned he was infected in 1996, after an eye doctor noticed his eyes were damaged and asked if he had been given an AIDS test. “I lost about 40 percent of my peripheral vision on the right side,” said the former Xray and ultrasound technician.
MEASURES continued from page 1 and to have their partners checked as well. The Pat Walker Health Center can do male and female STI checks for the most common diseases through both the health clinic itself as well as the women’s clinic. Getting yourself checked, being safe, staying educated and being cautious are three ways to
help yourself stay safe and uninfected. In addition, the health center raises awareness for these diseases through events like HIV/AIDS awareness week. To help improve awareness, Rausch recommends that students “be willing to talk about the effects of STIs, the possibility of HIV/AIDS and the effect on surrounding students.”
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dents more of an opportunity to stay after class and talk with their professors, she said. “Fifteen minutes would be nice, even though I don’t think our campus is that big that it’s really necessary for 15 minutes,” Smith said. “If some people need the additional five minutes, that’s fine.” Others, however, view the change as a further complication. “I think it’s unnecessary,” Davies said. “It creates a lot of issues just with class times and scheduling issues in general. For the most part, in my experience, the teachers that have classes way out in the middle of nowhere know that people take a lot of time to get to class, and they account for that. I think it just causes a lot more problems than it solves.”
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RESPONSES continued from page 1 to raise awareness for the issue of slums in the country. Another dress is lighter and named “Ashley,” a hand-dyed, bubble-gum pink night dress entwined with silk, but still weighing 3 kilograms. The dresses displayed ranged in condom count from about 1,000-4,000 and took from 148-325 hours each to complete. One of the mainstays of Bertini’s condom art is that all of the condoms used on her works pass quality control standards of the industry, the goal being to get people to have smarter sex through association with visual arts. The exhibit had bowls full of free condoms for students to take. Infection with HIV is the fourth leading cause of mortality in the world, according to the World Health Organization. Most people infected with HIV do not know they are infected, which makes prevention and control of the virus difficult. According WHO estimates, 42 million across the globe are infected with the virus, with more than half coming from third-world nations. The exhibit is available from now until March 29 in the Anne Kittrell Art Gallery, located in the Arkansas Union.
College of Arts and Sciences: Joe Kieklak, Wil Cheatham, Morgan Farmer, Haley Noga, Luke Brasuell, Mark K. Cameron, Ashton Williams, Sterling Elmore, Joseph C. Holloway, Nathan Chadwick, Conrad Witte, Joe Youngblood and Kelsey S. Boykin. For College of Education and Health Professions: Molly McDaniel and Samantha Gerner. For College of Engineering: Katy Thompson, Will McComas, Ethan Dollar, Fallon Briana Pennington and Parker Korita. For Graduate School / School of Law: Madeleine Forrest, Alex Marino, Sanket Desai, Michael Powers, Rick Eyi and James Wesolowki. For Sam M. Walton College of Business: Clare Davis, Ralph Bray, Molly Hiller, Omar Kasim, Tori McChesney, Rowan O’BrienWilliams and Ray Todd.
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Theft of Property -A student reported someone stole his laundry while his items were unattended in the laundry room in Maple Hill South Residence Hall. *Update* The student called back and stated he found all his laundry and his items were not stolen.
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Minor In Possession Of Alcohol -A student was arrested in Lot 22. Theft of Property -A student reported someone stole her cell phone while it was unattended at the Sigma Chi Fraternity House. Criminal Mischief -A student reported someone broke two windows on his vehicle while the vehicle was parked in Lot 31N.
Saturday, March 9 Battery Third Degree
A student reported an unidentified person punched him several times during an altercation at the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity House. Public Intoxication -A student was arrested in Bud Walton Arena. -A student was arrested in the Kappa Sigma Fraternity House.
Sunday, March 10
Driving While Intoxicated -A student was arrested in Lot 30.
Monday, March 11
Possession Of A Controlled Substance (Marijuana) -A student was arrested in Lot 30.
Wednesday, March 13
Criminal Mischief -A student reported someone kicked and damaged his vehicle while the vehicle was parked in Lot 27A.
Friday, March 15
Criminal Mischief -A student reported someone damaged her scooter while the scooter was parked in Lot 50. Public Intoxication -Driving While License Suspended/Revoked and Expired Vehicle License out of Fayetteville Police Department) -A student was arrested at Baum Baseball Stadium. Terroristic Threatening -An employee of TCBY in the Garland Center reported someone called the business telephone and made harassing and threatening remarks.
Monday, March 18
Fraudulent Use Of A Credit Card -A staff member at the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at the Arkansas Agricultural Research and Extension Center reported someone attempted unauthorized purchases with a credit card number from a credit card issued by the University of Arkansas.
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Helmet Safety on Scooters Needs to be Addressed
Joe DelNero Opinion Editor As gas prices rise, so do scooter and Vespa sales. Scooters are a cheap, easy way to efficiently travel small-city streets like those in Fayetteville. In 2008, scooter sales were at 131,000, up from 83,000 in 2003, according to NPR. In 2012, scooter sales once again increased by 7.7 percent, according to Auto Evolution. The scooter is the cheapest way to navigate Fayetteville, other than walking, biking or taking the bus. The parking spots on campus are convenient and cheap for scooter riders. However, the dangers of riding a scooter around campus are increasing with the heavy amounts of traffic around Fayetteville, as well as the consistent lack of helmets worn by college students. Before spring break, on one of those gorgeous days before the weather turned to trash, I saw a gang of about 10 scooter riders along Dickson. Not a single one of them had a helmet on. Six years ago, scooter and motorcycle accidents rose 17 percent to 103,000, and even Vespa dealers say that number is likely to continue rising, according to NPR. There are a few reasons I take helmet safety so seriously. The first, one of my best friends lost a younger sibling because he fell off his skateboard less than a block from his hotel room. Tommy had left the hotel without his hel-
met, was turning around to go get it and, minutes later, was pronounced dead. The second, one of my best friends in college has crashed his scooter twice. Both resulted in just some average bruising and scrapes, but it only takes one major accident and a knock to the head, and my best friend could be gone. Scooters are a blast, especially in the spring. If it’s not some bizarre spring snow, the sun and wind blowing through your hair cruising down Dickson Street is an absolute blast. It’s just slightly less convenient and less freeing to have a pound of plastic over your head. Refraining from wearing a helmet increases the risk of head trauma or head injuries by 40 percent, according to the Livestrong website. While helmets are not 100 percent effective at preventing injuries, they are an easy way to decrease serious risks. I believe helmet safety should become a priority of UAPD. According to the Bikes, Blues and BBQ website, helmets are only required for motorists under 21 years old. I believe students, while on campus, should always be required to wear a helmet. The UA can fine between $100 and $500 for smoking a cigarette. I think similar fines should be in effect for students refusing to wear a simple piece of plastic on their heads while scooting around campus. In this situation, a precautionary principal approach needs to be in effect. The UA needs to look out for the safety of students riding scooters, because, for the most part, we don’t look out for ourselves. Placing hefty fines on students who endanger their own lives may prevent a death. Joe DelNero is a senior journalism major and the opinion editor of the Arkansas Traveler.
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Lottery Changes Hurt Students
Will Watson Staff Columnist In the continuing saga of legislative policy experiments, lawmakers put the final touches on their drastic reduction of the amount of money the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery will fund for future classes at the UA and other in-state colleges. On Monday, the Arkansas Senate passed changes to the current scholarship amount in a 34-0 vote. Lawmakers reduced the amount given to incoming freshman by over 55 percent from $4,500 per year to only $2,000 per year, with the amount increasing by $1,000 for every year they stay in school. With estimated tuition and fees alone costing over $7,500 at the UA, it is truly sad to see the legislature essentially
punish the success of the lottery scholarship by drastically reducing its effect on the students who would normally obtain it. I would be much more comfortable with raising the standards of the scholarship slightly — to contract the number of people receiving it — and providing a scholarship that enables them to attain a four-year degree. With such a significant reduction in the amount distributed to each student, I’m not sure that the scholarship will meet its purpose of increasing the number of degrees in Arkansas. If you can’t afford $7,500 in tuition, simply getting you 27 percent of the way isn’t going to cut it for our state’s largely lower-income population. On top of the reductions in scholarship amounts, two state legislators are even considering punishing students who can’t complete their degrees by forcing them to repay the state for lottery scholarship funds they used. Republican State Rep. Nate Bell of Mena submitted a bill — HB 2076 — to require repayment of funds distributed to a student who doesn’t complete a degree — essentially making the lot-
tery program a loan and not a scholarship. Rep. Kim Hammer of Benton filed a similar bill — HB 1489 — earlier in the session. We all know that there are a number of reasons you don’t finish school or meet your own educational timeline. Job and internship opportunities, family illnesses, pregnancy and any number of other contingencies can happen. But we can all agree any amount of education is a good thing to add to a life experience, for all Arkansas residents. There are a number of things we can do to increase retention, but punishing students who don’t finish a degree by hurting them financially is not the way to go. Fortunately, cooler heads are at work in the Arkansas Capitol. Fellow Republican Sen. Johnny Key of Mountain Home told the Arkansas News Bureau, “I’m not sure that repayment is the right way to go.” Former legislator and now interim director of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education, Shane Broadway, has also questioned the effectiveness of such a proposal. We’ve seen a lot of wacky ideas come out of this legislative session. Fortunately, some
of them have been tempered with common-sense solutions. Others will have to be determined by the courts. When it comes to these scholarships, though, I have to quote one of my favorite Aaron Sorkin characters, Sam Seaborn, from “The West Wing”: “Education is the silver bullet. Education is everything. We don’t need little changes. We need gigantic monumental changes.” Instead of finding ways to cut these scholarships, legislators should be looking for solutions to bring more people to college, to make college more affordable and accessible. Many politicians in Arkansas do believe in higher education. It is part of the reason we got the scholarship lottery passed in the first place. But until a majority of our legislators come together to find solutions to put college within reach for all Arkansans who are willing to work for it, many of our state benchmarks will continue to lag behind the rest of the country. Will Watson is a graduate student in the public administration program and is a staff columnist for the Arkansas Traveler.
ASG Voter Turnout Needs to Continue Rising Hayley Noga
Staff Columnist Hail to the chief! The University of Arkansas has officially elected a new Associated Student Government president. Before spring break, an astounding 5,253 students voted in the executive and senate elections for ASG. This is without a doubt one of the highest number of voters ASG has had in a long while. The question is: What motivated these votes? The two tickets as well as an independent candidate running for the executive positions were hard at work right from the start. Handing out food, campaigning in front of the Union and standing strong in the debates were the main ways to sway voters. The campaign turned into a free giveaway rather than true campaigning. Unfortunately, this is what elections have come to. Many candidates faced issues truly affecting students. Platforms ranged from getting free Scantrons for all students to better parking and ISIS hours. These issues are hot topics to many students. However, was that the reason many voted, or was it the “free
stuff ”? Bo Renner’s team handed out donuts, Zaxby’s and Tshirts. Will Simpson’s team campaigned with free coffee in the library, T-shirts and impressive laminated platform cards. During the campaign weeks, students seemed more interested in what free goods they were getting opposed to what the candidates had to say. I personally experienced the struggle to get students to care. While standing in front of the Union campaigning, I was helping some teams hand out platform cards. While handing them to students, I received repulsive looks as if I were handing them a dead cat. This is the generation of the unmotivated. For some reason, many students are going against anything with a sign of conformity. I recently ran for re-election to the ASG Senate. The race was competitive, and every vote counted. I am lucky enough to have had incredible support from my sorority sisters and friends, but even so, many of my peers didn’t care to vote. One person I talked to decided not to vote simply because “I don’t vote,” he said.
When questioning his statement, he went on to say he just doesn’t care at all about ASG or voting. For him to not vote because he doesn’t think it’s cool to vote baffles me. Many students think they’re rebelling against our campus society by not taking part in ASG elections. However, they are just coming off as arrogant and condescending. Students need to understand ASG truly impacts the students and their experience on campus. Issues such as free Scantrons, more convenient parking and better ISIS hours are affecting the students more than they think. “Voting is the key,” said sophomore Chelsea Hawthorn. “You can’t influence change without taking action.” Students can complain all day about problems on campus, but if they don’t vote, then they should stop complaining. With so many pressing issues on campus, it is extremely important for students to get involved and use their voice. As a member of ASG, I was targeted when free Scantrons disappeared. Many of my friends questioned me, saying, “Hayley, where
did the free scantrons go? I thought this was for the rest of the year. What’s the deal, Hayley?” What many students didn’t know was the cost of Scantrons was way above what was expected, so ASG needed to come up with a better budget plan. This takes time. Students had no idea about the money issue because they didn’t care to find out where the free Scantrons were coming from. They just wanted them without question. With a new year approaching, students need to change their opinion on the importance of ASG and getting involved in voting. We all have a voice as students. A voice meant for speaking about issues affecting the campus. “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” Students can take these words from Maya Angelou and change something on campus. Sometimes change is out of the question. But that doesn’t mean one shouldn’t try. Hayley Noga is a sophomore and a staff columnist for the Arkansas Traveler.
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Courtesy Photo The Native American Student Association is an RSO that educates students on Native American Heritage.
New ’Tomb Raider’ Impresses and Entertains John Mullins Staff Writer The newest “Tomb Raider” game, released March 5, is a must-play release from Crystal Dynamics. The game is an origin story of how heroine Lara Croft got her start in the tomb-raiding and bad-guy-killing business, because even she had to have started somewhere. It doesn't take long for the researcher Lara to evolve into the tomb-raider Lara, though. After a small moment of grief from her first killing of another human being, Lara doesn't hesitate and leaves a trail of bodies in her wake. “Tomb Raider” starts the player out on a ship heading for the Dragon's Triangle, where supposedly the team will find the lost kingdom of Yamatai. Upon entering the triangle, a torrent of storms crashes the ship against the shores of long-forgotten Yamatai. Lara washes up on shore, away from the rest of the crew, and is consequently knocked out by local inhabitants of the island. When players finally take control of Lara, she wakes up tied to the ceiling and hanging upside down. Lara has been dragged into a tomb and left for dead. Lara proceeds to escape by burning the rope, and herself in the process, and then falling to impale herself on an arrow. After nearly killing herself in order to get free, Lara rushes out of the tomb before it collapses. This game is beautiful and graphic at the same time. The graphics that players will see are absolutely phenomenal, from the highly detailed mountains to the blood and violence.
Lara is even thrown into a pool of blood in a cave at one point. This chilling scene leaves Lara covered in blood for quite some time, and from the look of her clothing, a few bits and pieces of past victims. Armed with a climbing ax and rope, Lara sets out to explore the island, and hopefully find a way off it without dying from the raging storms that encircle it. The ax isn't all Lara gets to mess around with, though, because what's killing bad guys without some nice brutal weapons? Lara becomes armed to the teeth before the end of the game, wielding a bow, handgun, shotgun and assault rifle. It’s up to the player to pick how the enemies die. Some may choose a stealthy approach with the bow, because what’s more satisfying than letting an arrow loose into the back of some cultist's head? This approach can be rewarding, and it makes the game that much smoother since you aren't being shot at with automatic rifles. Another approach, of course, is the loud and proud approach. There is just something so satisfying when Lara charges into an onslaught of enemies guns blazing and emerges without a scratch. Aside from the shooting aspect of the combat system, players will also go up against enemies using melee weapons, and in this instance players can dodge and weaken their enemies in a quick time event and then deliver the lethal blow. A quick time event, or QTE, is a sequence of button presses that appears on screen to deliver a cinematic moment in game play that depends on the player for it to proceed. Speaking of QTEs, there are a lot of them, and some of them are actually difficult to accomplish the first time around.
Failing these QTEs leads to a gruesome death scene for Lara. Sometimes she just gets thrown off a cliff, and other times she is impaled on a tree. Either way, it’s not good for her health to miss these QTEs. The mixture of the shooting action and QTE melee combat against numerous cultists and some unmentioned century-old guardians makes combat in the game a very compelling reason to play it, but what is a Tomb Raider game without some mind-numbing puzzles that will have players pulling out their hair to figure out? Not to worry, that's why Crystal Dynamics threw in some secondary tombs for players to raid for bonus salvage to improve weapons and experience. Along with secondary tombs, there are a number of collectibles for those players who love to hunt down items, and with every item, players get a snippet of a history lesson. Even after players complete the game, they can go into the multiplayer mode to engage in four different game types: “rescue,” “team deathmatch,” “cry for help” and “free for all.” In “rescue,” players will attempt to recover medical supplies while opposing players will attempt to kill them with melee executions. In “cry for help,” players will attempt to activate radio transmitters while preventing their batteries from falling into opposing players hands. The other two modes are fairly selfexplanatory. With a riveting story and a multiplayer mode to increase replay value, “Tomb Raider” does everything a good game should do. I give this game a 9/10 for its superior performance in game play, graphics, story and replay value. Keep on raiding, Lara.
Seniors’ Final Stretch Until Graduation
Dylan Jones Contributing Writer
Actual seniors on the UA campus may seem like a myth most of the time but the UA veterans are and preparing for their last stretch to the finish line this spring. After four years on the campus grounds, Alexandra Marquez, a broadcast journalism major, is ready to open the next chapter in her life. “I don't think I'll be working in broadcast unless a job presents itself, but I would love to work in social media. As of right now I don't have anything planned out. I would like to work for a company based in San Francisco and that would obviously require me to move.” Marquez said. After being in school for a vast majority of their time alive, many seniors don’t know what to expect once they dive into the “real” world, according to interviews. Marquez said she had feelings of being “overwhelmed” and “unprepared” as she inched closer to her last day as a college student. For most seniors, leaving college can be like moving out of a parent’s house. It’s a world of unknown dangers and unrestrained opportunities. “I’m not ready to be an adult,” she said. UA senior, Bridget Spencer, said that it’s very possible to overthink this impending rite of passage and that could very well be what makes the post-college world seem so overwhelming for some. “I’m just seeing where the road leads,” said Spencer said. Spencer thinks that it is indeed a scary time but plenty of opportunity awaits a post-college journey, she said. Although seniors may seem worried about the uncertainty the future brings, their younger classmates seem to be a lot more optimistic about their end-days on the U of A campus. UA Sophomore, Lana Sheika, thinks that college is that stepping stone between
McKenna Gallagher Staff Photographer “After graduation, I would like to go to grad school and eventually teach at the college level,” said graduating senior Adam Reynolds of his studies in European History. childhood and adulthood for most students, she said. Like Spencer, Sheika said she understands “why it’s scary” but also believes “it’s also so exciting when you think about it. There are so many open opportunities that are available now.” It’s quite common for students to graduate after the 4-year minimum time estimated to obtain a bachelor’s degree for a major. Derrick McCollum, senior, said he knows why this may be the case. “Many people come to college with ideas of what they want to be when they grow up, but it’s fairly common for those ideas to change. One interesting professor can make it tempting to change majors,” he said. “We have a lot of great professors at the UA and I think that’s why there are quite a few super seniors on campus.”
“As of right now I don’t have anything planned out. I would like to work for a company based in San Francisco.” Alexandra Marquez
Broadcast journalism major Life after college can be a scary thought for any college student, but some of this anxiety can be helped with an optimistic attitude. “It’s up to you whether you make something of yourself after school,” Sheika said.
Student Group Represents Native Heritage Stephanie Ehrler Staff Writer
The 15 members of the Native American Student Association strive to promote the advocacy, representation and recruitment of Native American students at the UA and to educate students, the UA community and all of northwest Arkansas about contemporary and traditional Native American peoples. “(NASA) gives students the opportunity to meet other people from different tribes and learn more about their own heritage as well,” said Raven McCarty, junior art and anthropology major. “Students do not have to be Native American to join. It serves to educate the community about native cultures, and those who want to learn more are encouraged to join.” The members of NASA know that the culture of Native Americans can get lost in modern society as they continue to educate the community on it. “Traditional Native American culture is that of one that honors the members of its community and honors the earth in which the creator bestowed upon us,” said Brian Barlow, freshman political science major. “One aspect of Native American culture that you can still see today is the relationship native youth have with their elders, and the respect and honor they afford to these distinguished individuals.” Students can join by attending NASA meetings that occur every Tuesday at 5 p.m. in the Union or by emailing email@example.com. “My favorite thing about being apart of NASA knowing I have a voice and I'm representing my tribe by being involved and calling myself a Caddo,” McCarty said. “It's nice to meet other people who have the same interest and want to do more to represent their heritage.” The RSO plans to host their “First Annual Tribal Foundations Banquet” at the Gardens on April 27. “We will be hosting a drum circle, food, possibly vendors and tribal representatives from tribal nations all over the region as well as other revered individuals in the Native American community,” Barlow said. “The goal of the event is to give Native American students on the Arkansas campus the opportunity to indulge themselves in some Native American culture as well as meet some of the more prominent leaders in ‘Indian Country.’” NASA also is trying to preserve what is left of Native American land by being advocates against current plans to expand the pipeline to transport crude oil. “NASA is currently writing and attempting to present a resolution to tribal nations all across Oklahoma,” Barlow said. “The resolution is in opposition to the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. NASA wants tribal nations to band together and stop the pipeline dead in its tracks.” NASA allows its members to network with people beyond the UA campus as they share their culture. “I have met people across Arkansas, Oklahoma and other places that have really impacted me through NASA,” said Elise Clote, freshman agribusiness management and marketing major. “It is great to see such support for the American Indian youth. We have many members that are non-natives but show respect and appreciation toward our culture. The important thing is respect.” Only 1.3 percent of UA students are American Indians, according to the fall 1012 UA enrollment report. NASA aims to expose their diverse culture with everyone while trying to raise the percentage of Native American students at the UA. “I have been involved with the tribal community for many years, and once you have been a part of a community like that, it is not something you can just walk away from,” Barlow said. “Being a part of NASA gives me that sense of community that I need. NASA gives me the ability to lend my expertise in tribal law, and whatever connections I may be able to offer to further the organization. I enjoy being able to hang out with the other members of the group as they are from similar backgrounds as me; however, each adds a little something extra to the mix.”
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Hogs Sweep Series Against Gamecocks
Gators Top Hogs in 3Game Series
Tamzen Tumlison Senior Staff Writer
ciello to score. They were not finished, as Mahan singled and sophomore Joe Serrano reached on another Pankake error, allowing Morris to score. Senior Matt Vinson hit a solo home run in the eighth, putting the Razorbacks up 4-1. An error by Anderson allowed the Gamecocks to score a run in their half of the eight inning, bringing the final score to 4-2. On the mound, junior Ryne Stanek needed only 124 pitches to toss a complete game threehitter, giving up no earned runs, one walk and striking out
The Arkansas softball team couldn’t catch a break over the weekend in Gainesville, Fla., taking three losses against the No. 3 Florida Gators. The Hogs began the threegame series on Friday with a six-inning loss to the Gators. Florida scored early and landed at 3-0 by the end of the first inning. Kimmy Beasley and the Hog defense held Florida back until the fourth inning when the Gators struck again for two runs. The fifth inning saw the Hogs put runners on base but get tagged out before they could score. The Gators sealed the deal in the sixth inning after a wild pitch lost by Jayme Gee and a bases-loaded double that pushed two Gators in to end it 8-0. Arkansas made more of a mark on the second game of the weekend and kicked off the scoring in the first inning with a double from Nicole Schroeder that sent Stephanie Canfield in to home. Clarisa Navarro hit a single to earn herself an RBI by sending Canfield in, notching Arkansas at 2-0. The third inning, however, changed the flow of the game for the Hogs. Florida jumped on the scoreboard in the top
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Photo Courtesy Athletic Media Relations Junior Ryne Stanek pitched the Razorbacks to a win Saturday, which clinched the series in Columbia, S.C. Stanek pitched the entire game, struck out seven and allowed two unearned runs in the 4-2 win. The Hogs ended with a sweep Sunday.
Andrew Hutchinson Staff Writer After losing two out of three against Ole Miss in their opening Southeastern Conference series, the Arkansas baseball team bounced back with a three game sweep against South Carolina in Columbia, S.C. In the first game of the series, Arkansas used 13 hits, two Gamecock fielding errors and seven walks to beat South Carolina 15-3. The Razorbacks didn’t get on the board until the fourth inning, when freshman Wil-
lie Schwanke and junior Jake Wise drew bases loaded walks to score a pair of runs. Junior Jacob Morris hit a two-RBI ground-rule double to bring Arkansas’ total to four runs. After a wild pitch allowed Morris to score, freshman Tyler Spoon hit a two-RBI single, followed by a two-run home run by sophomore Brian Anderson. The Razorbacks finished the inning with nine runs. The Gamecocks responded by scoring three runs in the sixth inning, knocking Arkansas’ starter, junior Barrett Astin, out of the game. However, that was all South Carolina could get. Arkansas
added another five runs in the seventh inning and one run in the ninth. Astin picked up his second win of the season, giving up three earned runs on six hits, three walks and five strike outs in 5.1 innings. Spoon finished 3-for-6 with five RBI, while Anderson and Mahan finished 2-for-5 with 2 RBI each. Arkansas’ 15 runs are the most scored by the Razorbacks in an SEC game since they scored 17 against Kentucky April 4, 2010, a game they won 17-16. The Razorbacks clinched the series in game two with a 4-2 victory.
South Carolina got on the board first, using an error by Anderson, a sacrifice bunt and a sacrifice fly to score a run in the fifth inning. Arkansas answered in the sixth inning with an RBI-single by Spoon to tie the game. After junior Dominic Ficociello reached on a throwing error by South Carolina sophomore Joey Pankake, Schwanke moved him to second on a sacrifice bunt and Wise moved him to third with a ground out. Morris came up to the plate, and with two outs and two strikes, he laid down a squeeze bunt that South Carolina’s pitcher, senior Nolan Belcher, couldn’t handle, allowing Fico-
Gym‘Backs 6th in SEC Tourney Ben Enyart Staff Writer
The No. 16 Arkansas gymnastics team competed in Little Rock Saturday in session one of the 2013 Southeastern Conference Gymnastics Championships. The final results gave sixthseed Arkansas a sixth-place finish overall with a score of 196.400, and a second-place finish on Saturday in their session. The first session saw the Hogs competing against No. 12 Auburn, No. 19 Kentucky and Missouri. Auburn won session one with a score of 196.550, which landed them a fifth-place finish overall. Missouri finished seventh with a 195.525 and Kentucky took eighth with 194.600. The second session took place on Sunday. No. 1 Florida won with a score of 198.000, No. 2 Alabama took second
with 197.900, No. 6 LSU took third with 197.700 and No. 5 Georgia took fourth with 197.625. The Hog’s score of 196.400 is the highest score posted at an SEC Championship in the program’s history. “We competed really well tonight and I am very proud of our gymnasts,” co-head coach Rene Lyst said. “We had a couple of mistakes throughout the meet but we did not have to count them. The crowd was amazing. There was just so much pride and passion for the Razorbacks here today. It was incredible.” The first rotation was on the bars where the Hogs posted a score of 48.850. Keara Glover performed well and scored a 9.800, the highest score for the team. Arkansas posted a score of 49.100 on the beam for the Hogs’ second rotation and
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Photo Courtesy Athletic Media Relations The No. 16 Gym‘Backs posted a 196.400 at the Southeastern Conference Championships Saturday, the highest in the program’s history.
Covered in Red: There Are No Perfect Brackets Left
Haley Markle Asst. Sports Editor After the first round of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, it was hard to ignore the large amounts of red covering most brackets.
After 32 games, there was not a single perfect bracket on either ESPN or Yahoo. On Yahoo, there wasn’t even a bracket that had only one incorrect; each of the top two had two games picked incorrectly. There were a couple of major upsets, with No. 15 seed Florida Gulf Coast defeating No. 2 seed Georgetown and No. 14 seed Harvard upsetting No. 3 seed New Mexico. Of the more than 8 million people that filled out brackets on ESPN, only 5.6 percent had Harvard winning and only 2.3 percent foresaw Florida Gulf Coast pulling off the upset. However, the three seeds went 3-1 in first round games
this year, which is not too far off from their averages since 1985 given that the current sample size is only four games. One of the brackets that was tied for first after the first round picked the Harvard upset correctly, but picked Kansas State to beat La Salle. The fourth-seeded Wildcats were upset by the No. 13 seed, but they were the only four seed that was upset. Fourth seeds went 3-1, almost matching their historical first round winning mark of 78 percent. The problem this year may not lie within the upsets that are happening, but in the upsets that were picked that are
not happening. In the ESPN Bracket Challenge, almost 65 percent of participants picked ninthseeded Missouri to upset eighth-seeded Colorado State, but the Rams beat the Tigers soundly, 84-72. Only 85.7 percent of users predicted that No. 3 seed Marquette would move past the first round, which is much lower than the almost 96 percent averaged by the other three seeds. The extreme parity seen during the regular season this year seemed to lead people to believe that many major upsets were a given, but the tournament has followed pretty
predictable historic patterns. The only outlier seems to be the twelve seeds. In the first round this year, twelve seeds went 3-1, winning 75 percent of their games. Historically, twelve seeds have only won about 35 percent of their firstround games. Picking an upset and then seeing that prediction come true in the first round is one thing, but real issues lie in how far a person expects a team to go. Three twelve seeds advanced past the first round this year, but in the last 27 years no team seeded lower than eighth has made it to the National Championship
game, much less won the title. ESPN bracket makers seem to understand this, as no team lower than a four seed was picked to move into the National Championship game by more than one percent of people. One seeds Louisville and Indiana are the favorites to make it to the title game, with 21.9 and 17.9 percent of users putting them in the final game, respectively. Haley Markle is the assistant sports editor for the Arkansas Traveler. Her column appears every Monday. Follow the sports section on Twitter @ UATravSports.
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TRACK & FIELD
Hogs Take Home 4 Wins
SERIES continued from page 7 seven. Two of the three hits Stanek allowed were infield hits. Arkansas completed the sweep of No. 6 South Carolina with an 11 inning 5-3 win Sunday. Arkansas took a 3-1 lead in the fourth with RBI-singles by Schwanke and Morris. That lead held until Anderson committed his fourth error of the series, extending the seventh inning. An RBI-
single by junior Erik Payne cut Arkansas’ lead to one run and knocked their starter, senior Randall Fant, out of the game. Junior Brandon Moore then walked two consecutive batters, allowing South Carolina to tie the game. After a scoreless 10th inning, Arkansas loaded the bases with two outs in the 11th with Vinson coming up to bat. He hit a single to left center to score two runs, which proved
to be the game winning runs for the Razorbacks. Junior Colby Suggs picked up the win by pitching the 11th inning. He allowed a leadoff single, struck out two batters on full counts and gave up a walk before getting Pankake to ground out to end the game. Fant went 6.2 innings and gave up one earned run, one walk and struck out seven in a no decision.
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Photo Courtesy Athletic Media Relations The Razorbacks won four events in their first outdoor meet of the season.
Zack Wheeler Staff Writer
The No. 2 University of Arkansas men’s outdoor track and field team collected four wins and a NCAA-leading performance in the Texas State Elite over the weekend. This was the Razorbacks’ first meet since winning the NCAA indoor competition earlier this month. “There’s not a lot of rest between the end of indoor season and the start of the outdoor season,” head coach Chris Bucknam said. The meet included teams such as No. 5 Texas, No. 12 UCLA, UT-San Antonio and Texas State. Arkansas was tested in this early outdoor track season. Arkansas finished fourth with 84.5 points on Saturday. The Razorbacks opened the day with a 1-2 finish in the javelin, led by a first-place performance by Jeff Woods. In the final round he recorded a personalbest mark of 63.08 meters. Pete Mirocke, in his Arkansas debut, finished second in the event with a throw of 60.21 meters on
his final attempt of the competition. Anthony May II added the team’s second win of the day with his performance in the long jump. Dealing with a challenging wind, the Razorback junior had a day’s best mark of 7.11 meters to take first place in the competition. He was an indoor All-American for the Razorbacks in the high jump and triple jump. Arkansas swept the vertical jumps when Andrew Irwin took first in the pole vault and Dwayne Golbek and Noah Kittelson tied for first place in the high jump. Based on marks entering the weekend, Irwin’s winning performance of 5.60 meters is a NCAA best. Saturday’s meet is the first for the Mount Ida, Ark., native since winning the NCAA indoor title March 8. In the high jump, Golbek and Kittelson were among of a group of four competitors with a first-place clearance of 2.10 meters. The Razorbacks capped their efforts Saturday with a victory in the 4x400-meter relay. The foursome of Caleb Cross, Neil Braddy, Tomas Squella and
Anton Kokorin ran with a winning time of 3 minutes and 9.92 seconds. Based on time entering the weekend, the time for Arkansas represents the fourthfastest time in the NCAA thus far this season. The Razorbacks totaled six more top-five showings. On the track, Jarrion Lawson ran to a second-place finish in the 200. The Arkansas freshman finished second overall with a time of 21.48. In the first running event of the day, the 4x100 relay team of Lawson, Cross, Braddy and Kokorin combined for a third-place finish at 40.53. Top-five efforts in field events included three fifthplace finishes in the high jump, long jump and shot put. Brede Ellingsen tied for fifth place in the high jump with a jump of 2.05 meters. Golbek finished fifth in the long jump and Devin Randall had a best throw of 15.86 meters in the shot put for the team’s third fifth-place result. The Razorbacks will compete next weekend with a split of the Spring Invitational and the Stanford Invitational in California.
of the third when Kirsti Merritt tripled to left field and was pushed to home by Briana Little. Little and Lauren Haeger scored two more points off a double by Kelsey Horton. The Gators kept the runs coming in the fourth inning and landed the score at where it would remain for the rest of the game. Right-hander Chelsea Cohen managed to keep the Razorbacks out of a tight spot in the fifth inning when she struck Haeger out looking with bases loaded. Devon Wallace ended her 32-game reached base streak in the 5-2 loss. The Hogs and Gators showed off both teams’ defensive skills in the third-game
pitchers’ duel. Neither team scored until the seventh inning, where Florida knocked Arkansas out, 1-0. “This was a classic softball game,” head coach Mike Larabee said. “It was a tough one to lose, but I love the way our team came out and competed. Chelsea Cohen threw an outstanding ballgame against one of the top three teams in the nation.” Cohen pitched 6.2 innings and allowed five hits and struck out four before giving up the only home run. Arkansas made the first hit in the third inning. Jayme Gee doubled to right field, but no one was able to send her in for a run.
Florida pitcher Hannah Rogers went six innings to strike out six and allow three hits. The Hogs couldn’t keep up with Rogers and the Gator defense in the seventh inning, as Schroeder was caught out, Navarro was thrown out and Sierra Bronkey skied out. Florida’s Horton stepped up to the plate with two outs in the seventh and hit the first ball she saw over the wall to earn Florida’s win. The Hogs will play at home for the next 10 games, starting with a solo game against UMKC at 5:00 p.m. Wednesday. Arkansas will continue their season March 29 with a three-game series against Georgia.
TOURNEY continued from page 7 were led by Sydnie Dillard with a score of 9.875. Close behind Dillard was Amy Borsellino with a 9.850. The team’s performance on the beam gave the Hogs a running score of 97.950. Competing closely to Arkansas was Auburn, who had a running score of 97.975 after the second rotation. Rotation three was on the floor for the Razorbacks, and they scored a 49.300 with Katherine Grable leading the team, posting a 9.925 individually. Kelci Lewis was just
behind Grable with a 9.900. Going into the fourth rotation, the Hogs and Auburn were tied up with a running score of 147.250. The Hogs competed on the vault for the final rotation while Auburn competed on the floor. Grable led the Hogs to a score of 49.150 with her individual score of 9.875. This score would be outdone by Auburn on the floor who posted a 49.300. Grable finished her night with an all-around score of 39.375, which was the highest
all-around score of the first session. “We placed exactly the way we came into the meet,” Lyst said. “We finished right behind Auburn and we were pretty much neck and neck with them the whole meet. This is the kind of competition that will really help us get ready for NCAA Regionals; this is the kind of meet that we can expect to see for the rest of the season.” The Hogs will next compete in the NCAA Regionals meet on Saturday, April 6.
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