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fter returning from spring break, this weekend will be slightly subdued. Two distinct singer-songwriters will be headlining at George’s. The Walton Arts Center has a local version of the popular TED conferences, TEDxFayetteville, but unfortunately, tickets are already sold out. Razorback baseball has a home series against Mississippi State, and the weekend weather will make for great afternoons and evenings out in the Hog Pen. For those up for a physical challenge, the Iron Pig Festival on Saturday will have a 5k run, a bike time trial and a duathlon. For a bit of cultural immersion, the Friends of India will host a celebration for Holi, the festival of colors. This weekend offers a chance for some downtime before the semester kicks into high gear. Singer-songwriter and native son Ben Rector is playing a two-night stand at George’s Majestic Lounge as part of his national tour. If you missed Wednesday’s show, Rector will be playing Thursday night at 9 p.m. Alpha Rev will be opening. Act quickly, because the Thursday show has a coveted blue flame on the George’s box office website, meaning that tickets are going quickly. Tickets are $18 in person, or $21 online at the George’s website. Rector, a UA graduate, has released four studio albums. His fifth album is due out before the summer. His 2011 album “Something Like This” has depth and diversity. Songs like “She Is” and “Never Gonna Let You Go” are light and poppy, but “Song For The Suburbs” is the gem on the album. Rector’s lyric “Don’t let the suburbs kill my heart soul” takes on new meaning because of his Fayetteville roots.

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Other Events On Thursday night, Matt & Gus will be at Smoke and Barrel Tavern. On Friday night, local alterna-pop band Teenagers will be playing at the bar with The Saturday Giant for a $3 cover. On Saturday, local band

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Texas country singer-songwriter James McMurtry will come to town Friday night at George’s Majestic Lounge. Tickets are $15, and the show starts at 9:30 p.m. McMurtry is best known for 2005’s “We Can’t Make It Here Anymore,” which has been heralded as one of the greatest protest songs of all time by The Nation, according to McMurtry’s website. The song is McMurtry’s take on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and life for workingclass people in America during the 2000s. McMurtry gets his storytelling ability from his father, Larry, who wrote the Pulitzer-Prize-winning western novel “Lonesome Dove,” as well as “Terms of Endearment.” Songs like “Just Us Kids” and “Sixty Courtesy Photo, Design by Sarah Colpitts Lead/Features Designer

Treasurer Election Back On

Comedy Committee Recruits

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Kathleen Pait Staff Photographer University Productions Comedy Committee members, Jake Rowlett and Skylar Phillips, interact with students at the UP in the Union event, Wednesday, March 27.

Diamond Hogs Play Host to Bulldogs The Hogs swept No. 8 South Carolina in Columbia, S.C., last weekend.

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CEO Informs Students About Trade Center

Many Arkansas-based companies are getting a step up in global trading with help from the Arkansas World Trade Center (ARWTC). Full Story, Page 2

The judicial branch of ASG has voted to have a runoff election for the ASG treasurer position this Thursday and Friday, an ASG official said. ASGJ met on Tuesday and decided to have a runoff election with only one candidate, Matthew Chaffin. On the ballot, students will have the option to vote for the candidate or to prefer not to answer, said Terrance Boyd, elections commissioner. If Chaffin does not get a majority of the votes, the treasurer seat will be vacant until a vacancy election can take place next fall, Boyd said. Voting will open at 9 a.m. on Thursday, March 28, and end at 4 p.m. on Friday, March 29. The other candidate, Will Strickland, withdrew from the runoff election earlier

“It would almost be a disservice to continue to run and let Bo’s vision for the university not be completely satisfied.”

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Past treasurer candidate this week. “After the amount of time spent working together, you grow very close with the people on your ticket. It becomes very close knit,” Strickland said in a previous Traveler article. “It would almost be a disservice to continue to run and let Bo’s vision for the university not be completely satisfied.”

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CEO Informs Students About Trade Center

Megan Smith Staff Writer

Many Arkansas-based companies are getting a step up in global trading with help from the Arkansas World Trade Center (ARWTC).

Hendrix Dan Hendrix, CEO and president of the ARWTC, spoke to members of the International Business Club about the basic operations of the ARWTC and how closely they

work with the Sam M. Walton College of Business. The ARWTC helps out companies such as BlueInGreen, Conway Machine, reBounces, Post Winery, Harvest Fresh Foods and J&M by bringing representatives to global trading fairs. Companies can make connections at these fairs and increase their export revenues. These opportunities have given the state of Arkansas a positive reputation in the global market. BlueInGreen, a water-treatment company, is now purifying water in Panama. reBounces, a company that repressurizes tennis balls, has machines in South Korea. Post Winery is selling their wine in China. The ARWTC is one of more than 320 world trade centers in over 100 countries. The idea of bringing a world trade center to Arkansas began with U.S. Congressman John Boozman. Boozman admired Montana World Trade Center’s connection to the University of

Korean Night to Share Culture and Games

Nuri Heo Staff Writer

The Korean Student Association will host a Korean Night for UA students to learn about Korean culture and participate in informative activities. The purpose of Korean Night is to allow UA students to learn more about Korean culture and be comfortable with the UA’s diverse ethnic minority groups. It will take place on April 12 at 4 p.m. in Willard J. Walker Hall. “We want to share about Korean culture with UA students,” said Minji Park, vice president of the Korean Student Association. There are many UA students who do not have an opportunity to get to know international cultures, Park said, and the Korean Student Association wants Korea to be the one of the international cultures for UA students to learn about. The association is preparing many performances to spread the word about Korean culture. They are also setting up a special game and photo booth that other students will be able to participate in. “We will have a lot of performances by Korean volunteers,” Park said. “We are planning on cooking traditional Korean food as well. I am glad that there are many Korean students who are volunteering for the event.” Those performers are excited about performing their shows to people who are new to Korean culture. Hae ni Cho came to the

United States in January 2013 as an exchange student. She said she was a member of a dance group in Korea and is happy to perform modern Korean dances. There are an increasing number of Korean exchange students every year at the UA. The students try not only to learn about American culture but also to spread Korean culture. “I am excited to have an opportunity to perform a dance at the Korean Night,” said Hyojin Kim, a Korean student at the UA. “I believe that K-pop became pretty popular all over the world and hope UA students start being interested in Korean music after they see our performance.” The Korean Student Association tries to have more people to come to their event every year. This year, they will host the event at a larger place and expect more people than before. There has been a Korean Night every year in Holcombe Hall, Park said. They had too many people at Holcombe last year and could not hold and serve all of the people, so they reserved the event at the Willard J. Walker, which is a lot bigger than Holcombe Hall. They hope to have about 250 people at the event. Korean students are spreading the word about the event on campus to attract more students. “I want as many students as possible to come to the event,” said Daeun Yang, a Korean student at the UA. “I hope they won’t miss the event that will be fabulous.”

UREC Goes All-In With First Poker Event Staff Report University Recreation’s first-ever Poker Walk/Run will take place Saturday, March 30 at 9 a.m. on the Fayetteville Trail System. Faculty, staff, students and UREC members can attend the event for free, according to press release. The event will start at the Oak Ridge Trail, where

people will receive a card. As they move through the twomile trail, they will receive four more cards. The person with the best hand at the end of the event wins, according to a press release. Everyone who participates will receive a free shoe wallet. Water will be provided. Those who wish to attend should register at imleagues. com/Arkansas.

Montana and wanted to have a similar plan. In April 2006, the initiative began, and on Jan. 15, 2007, the ARWTC opened in Rogers. Because of the close connection to UA, the ARWTC is able to give recent graduates with successful companies or ideas the ability to enter the global market. BlueInGreen began with technology developed at UA. The ARWTC also operates many programs to help students interested in international business. One of these programs is Forum for International Trade Training (FITT). FITT offers eight classes that rotate, which allows those interested to jump in at any time. The classes are on Saturdays and take the average participant a year to complete. Two UA students just graduated from the FITT program. Chris Traxson and Brandon Bush received their diplomas from Laura James, program manager at the ARWTC, at the

conclusion of the seminar. Another program offered helps individuals with languages. The program is specifically catered to help those who will be traveling internationally with business. In this program, a person would learn how to give a basic business talk in the language of their choice and know enough to get around a city. Their mission statement includes, “We bring together businesses and governmental agencies involved in foreign trade to further our state’s economic outlook and encourage stability through world trade development,” according to the ARWTC website. By doing this, Arkansas companies will benefit by increasing revenues, which will create a need to make more products or give a service and therefore increase employment. In this way, the ARWTC is helping with not only the local economy, but the global one as well.

UP Showcases Student Films

Nuri Heo Staff Writer

University Programs is sponsoring a competition Thursday where students can display films they have made. The student film competition will take place on March 28 at 7 p.m. in the UP Video Theater. Students had to have submitted their films by Tuesday to Arkansas Union A-665, according to the flyer. Their submissions were to be in DVD-R format. All current UA students were able to participate in this event as long as they show their student ID for entrance. There is no fee for the competition. “The only qualification to enter the competition is that you have to be a student,” said Katie Johnson, UP innovative art committee chair. ”No other qualifications are required.” Students are expected to have a good experience while

participating in the event. “The purpose of the student film competition is to give student filmmakers an opportunity to reveal their films and compete for an awesome grand prize,” Johnson said. One winner will get a grand prize. Johnson said the prize has not yet been determined, but it will definitely be worth the competition. Some students plan to attend the event even though they will not actually participate in the competition. They want to see how other students make their films. Iseulle Kim, a UA senior, said she is interested in making film and taking photographs. She said that she has taken photos of her friends and made films for them as a hobby. She wants to improve her skills by seeing at other people’s work. “I think that attending the film competition will help me widen a variety of views on making films and photos,” Kim said.


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From the Board State Needs to Separate From Church on Same-Sex Marriage Issue Demonstrators on the corner of College Avenue and Dickson Street waved flags and banners Tuesday afternoon, asking cars to honk in support of gay marriage. The demonstration came this week in light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to hear two cases concerning same-sex marriage. Supporters of same-sex marriage are calling on the Supreme Court to stand with same-sex couples. Tuesday’s case concerned California’s Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage in 2008. The case was brought to the Supreme Court on grounds that it is unconstitutional because it bans same-sex marriages that were previously recognized. Wednesday’s case concerned the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act which limits federal benefits only to heterosexual married couples. During the past semester, many issues came up in the opinion section, many concerning the election and other issues on campus, but because of the current Supreme Court cases, and the prominence and importance of the issue, it is time for us to take a stance on one of the biggest civil rights issue of our young generation. Allow us to be clear, this editorial board strongly thinks that gay marriage should be legal. To us, to deny the right of gay marriage is to deny citizens a basic right they should be afforded. There are only nine states that legally recognize same-sex marriage, including Connecticut, Iowa, New York, Washington and Vermont, according to Nine more recognize civil unions or broad domestic partnerships. In 2004, Arkansas passed an amendment to the state constitution prohibiting the state from recognizing same-sex relationships, whether marriages or civil unions. This sounds to us like the state government acting upon church and religious beliefs. The separation of church and state is an idea ingrained in the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The phrase was asserted by Thomas Jefferson to the Danbury Baptists in 1802, according to the Library of Congress. We at The Traveler think that marriage is a civil right that shouldn’t be manipulated by religious principles. Religion should play no role in the government’s recognition of marriages. The separation of church and state is one of the greatest things about our country. People are not forced to worship the same God, or any God, or live by the same principles if they disagree. The federal government needs to separate the religious preconceptions of the definition of marriage and the federal benefits awarded to legally-bound couples, regardless of their sexual orientation. The government document would be the proof for tax-bracketing, insurance rates and joint tax filing, as well as for legal adoptions and custody of children. Same-sex marriage in the U.S. has seen massive shifts in public opinion in recent years. In 2003, almost 6 of 10 Americans opposed it, but a recent Pew survey found 44 percent oppose same-sex marriage. More than 80 percent of Americans under 30 support same-sex marriage, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll. We believe in federal equality and the protection of all men and women, despite sexual orientation.

Traveler Quote of the Day I believe that K-pop became pretty popular all over the world, and hope UA students start being interested in Korean music after they see our performance. Hyojin Kim, UA Student, Member of Korean Student Association

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Be Prepared for Fall Semester Advising

Shawnya Wethington Staff Writer Forget nostalgia; college seems to be all about looking ahead. We’d barely made it through the halfway mark of the spring semester before the advising emails arrived in our inboxes. The friendly reminder says it is time to look ahead and get ready for the fall. Advising can be tricky since you’re plotting out what you want to be doing for the next several decades. With 40-plus years of potential joy or misery hanging over your head, there’s an awful lot of pressure riding on your decision to pick the right combination of majors and minors. Beyond that, you still have to consider which courses will lead you in the right direction to get through college in a streamlined and timely manner.

It’s tough to balance the urgency to get through college efficiently with the necessity of choosing the right major. It’s simple to misjudge yourself. As many as half of college students change their major, said Dr. Fritz Grupe in an NBC News article. If following your major will lead you down a career path that you hate, or if you are struggling to pass even the most basic requirements for your major, you may want to reconsider. Say you’re a chef-intraining, and you constantly struggle to tell the difference between basil and sage. That’s a pretty good indicator you should develop a plan B. You may have to enroll in summer courses, take extra hours or even stretch out the time you spend in college. That’s still easier, as well as more cost-efficient, than returning to college 10 years down the line and starting from scratch. As fun as walking the hilly Fayetteville countryside is, college isn’t something you want to stretch out beyond what is absolutely necessary. Being an 11-time super senior isn’t the direction you want to take. If you decide to switch

majors during this advising appointment, don’t do so on the slightest whim. Aim to pick the right degree by doing prior research into potential job opportunities and classes required. Your future is kind of a big deal, so make decisions accordingly. You want to be sure what you are switching to is something you will stick with. If you just change your mind every subsequent semester, you are putting yourself on the fast track to the supersuper-super-senior status. Not to mention it will cause whoever pays for your education to grimace. Before making a life-impacting decision, take your time to mull things over. Do a bit of research so you know what to expect. In a New York Times article, Grupe said students’ “biggest mistake” is failing to research a major. When you’re switching majors, find out exactly what is entailed in the new major. Job outlook, salary, location, opportunity for advancement — those little details are important., founded by Grupe, offers a free quiz that matches students to five potential majors. The websites suggests career choices for each of your top five ma-

jors, along with job descriptions and salary information provided. Get an opinion from those friends who know you best. They know your strengths and weaknesses and can probably guess whether a particular major suits you. When you go in for advising, you want to take classes that will count toward your major. However, start by getting the non-major specific courses taken care of first. If you decide to change your major, you haven’t lost time taking unnecessary courses. Advisors and career counselors are there to help you. While on campus, use the services offered and make the most of the time you have with them. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. When you are dealing with an issue as important as your future, you want to get it right. Whether you’ve firmly locked down your major long ago or if you decided to switch just yesterday, it’s always good to make sure you’re on the right path. Shawnya Wethington is a sophomore journalism, English major and marketing minor and a staff columnists for the Arkansas Traveler.

Supreme Court Should Let Each State Decide Same Sex Marriage Bruce Ramsey

MCT Campus In the case of Hollingsworth v. Perry, argued Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court is being asked to declare same-sex marriage a right in all 50 states. It should not. Twice same-sex marriage has been on the ballot in Washington state — in 2009 for the substance and in 2012 for the name — and twice I voted for it. I’m still for it, but I’m for the states deciding it on their own time. Washington is a “blue” state. Next-door is Idaho, a “red” state. In 2006, 63 percent of Idaho voters voted to limit marriage to a man and a woman. In 2004, 57 percent of Oregon voters did the same. Oregon is a “blue” state, though, and in 2007 its Legislature passed a civilunion law. Three states, three answers. None is necessarily a permanent answer, though

I suspect Washington’s is. In uber-progressive Seattle, same-sex marriage feels like a constitutional right already, which makes it easy for people here to urge the Supreme Court to proclaim it one. And that would erase the votes of Idaho and Oregon. Really it would erase the votes of Washington as well, both in the Legislature and by the people. Such a ruling would declare that same-sex marriage was never any of the states’ business — that, as one of the legal briefs says, “the issue was taken out of the People’s hands in 1868, when the 14th Amendment was ratified.” And that’s not believable. The aim of the 14th Amendment was to protect black Americans. Race is a special issue in American history; we fought a war over it, and enacted four constitutional amendments about it, the 13th, 14th, 15th and 24th. The 14th Amendment’s phrase, “equal protection of

the laws,” is not limited to race, and the Supreme Court has used it liberally. But when one clause is stretched so far, it swallows up other things — in this case the legitimate rights of the states. Same-sex marriage is not in America’s founding documents. It fits with their spirit, but is still a new thing. It has been a mainstream issue for only 20 years, since a ruling in 1993 by the Supreme Court of Hawaii. The first state to adopt it and keep it was Massachusetts in 2003. Ten states now have civil unions and nine others have full marriage. Only Maine, Maryland and Washington have adopted full marriage by vote of the people, in each case less than five months ago. Our Democratic president came out for same-sex marriage less than a year ago, on May 9, 2012. Before that, President Obama was for civil unions but not marriage, a position his Justice Department now argues is unconsti-

tutional. By the original meaning of the Constitution, it is the federal redefinition of marriage that’s unconstitutional. Under the 10th Amendment, the Defense of Marriage Act, signed by President Clinton in 1996, is unconstitutional. Expanding marriage is up to the states. And for almost 20 years, the campaign for gay marriage argued exactly that. Let the liberal states run ahead. And we have. America is still divided. In the West, every Obama state in 2012 but one, New Mexico, has at least civil unions, and no Romney state has them. But opinion is moving in all the states, and in the same way. Same-sex marriage now has huge majorities among the young, and it is clearly going to win. The court should let it play out. Bruce Ramsey is a columnist for The Seattle Times. This story was retrieved from

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Sudoku Stephan Pastis

Nick Brothers Companion Editor Album highlights: “Song For Zula”, “The Quotidian Beasts” and “Ride On / Right On”

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Reviewing ‘Like Crazy’ Brandon Nichols Staff Writer

Sometimes good movies fall through the cracks; people get too busy watching “Twilight 7: Twiharder” or “Transformers 6: Return of the Toe Thumbs,” not that these movies don’t have their place. Sometimes it is fun to turn off your brain and just enjoy a good hour or two of mindless fun. But other times, something different would be nice, something a bit off the beaten path, a new spin on an old trope or a twisted vision of an old image. Most of the time all that is needed is Netflix and a little daring, and then those interesting films that fall through the cracks fill the screen. I do not purport to be a film expert; rather, I consider myself to be a fan of movies. I’ve seen more than most, but I can no more tell you what is good than you could tell me how I feel. It doesn’t work that way. I can tell you what I like and why I like it, and try to steer you toward a movie I feel is worth being watched. This is my explanation of how I evaluate movies. Hope you were paying attention — there won’t be a quiz. The movie I am going to talk about today is titled “Like Crazy” and was released in 2011. The movie was directed and co-written by Drake Doremus, and stars Anton Yelchin and Felicity Jones.

The two protagonists Jacob an American (Yelchin) and Anna (Jones) a Brit meet in college and fall madly in cliche. The beginning of the movie follows their relationship as it blossoms and grows. The cinematographer John Guleserian uses a lot of interesting angles and lingering shots to show the awkward beginnings of the relationship and its growth into something more substantial and permanent. As graduation approaches, Anna doesn’t want to leave Jacob and overstays her visa, getting her both expelled and barred from the United States. What’s a love story without an obstacle to overcome? Jacob visits Anna in England where he meets her family and her friends; he doesn’t take well to British life and wants to return home. Anna’s father suggests that the two could marry to expedite the process of Anna receiving a visa and also hires an immigration lawyer to help Anna get back to Jacob. The two begin to try to make a long-distance relationship work. The movie does a fantastic job of showing how difficult long-distance relationships are, the missed calls and jealous thoughts. A brief aside for those naive souls out there brave enough to try a long-distance relationship: Chances are, they have cheated, will cheat or are cheating on you right now If it’s meant to be, it’ll work out. Don’t date a computer while you’re in college.

Slowly, the two drift apart. While still madly in love with each other, both are also beginning to thrive in their careers, Jacob as a furniture designer and Anna as a writer at a British magazine, and the success each has apart from the other further strains the relationship. Both begin to date other people; Jacob begins dating his assistant, Sam, played by Jennifer Lawrence. Even with this small role, Lawrence glows every time she’s on screen. Anna starts dating her neighbor Simon, played by British actor Charlie Bewley, most known for playing Demtri, a vampire guard in the Twilight movies. Anna calls Jacob and tells him how the relationships they have with Sam and Simon don’t matter, that the only real love they have is for each other and the answer to their problem is to marry her and everything will work out for the best. I’m not going to tell you anymore about the plot of the movie. The rest of the movie is one of the more realistic looks you will see of a late/post-college relationship: What do people do in a relationship do as they phase into the real world, when there is more to life than class and homework? “Like Crazy” takes a hard look at what it takes to create and maintain a successful relationship, asking question along the way about what matters most in succeeding in these relationships. Is it chemistry, passion, lust, love, luck?

Warm Weather Puts a Spring in Student’s Step

Caroline Potts Staff Photographer Cullen Critselous and Ashley Bias enjoy the spring weather by tightrope walking at Old Main Lawn, Wednesday, March 27.

at UARK Bowl this Friday night as part of the spring comedy series. Sullivan, who has appeared on NBC and HBO, lives in Los Angeles, where he frequently has sets at major comedy clubs. Tickets are $7, and Sullivan will have stand-up sets at 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. On Thursday night, UARK Bowl hosts

open-mic comedy nights for those brave enough to take the stage. If you’ve ever wanted to know what it feels like to sprint down an airport runway, Saturday’s Iron Pig Festival is your chance. The Iron Pig will feature a 5k race on the runways of Fayetteville’s Drake Field. Other events include a one-

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Released March 4, Gringo Records

For their debut album, the Hookworms boast a heavy and robust tone that flirts with the line, but never goes too far to be considered progressive rock. Their sound goes from heavy to spacey and dreamlike within minutes. The band sounds like a raw Cold War Kids, but the rawest version of them without a piano. The music is either in outer space or the band jams their heart out to heavy percussion and rapid guitar riffs. The album all flows together like one live performance, so kudos to the production of the album. It’s spacey, it’s rock n’ roll, it’s just interesting. These guys are artists. Their sound is a whole and each instrument seems to feed off the other. The bass provides a trancelike heartbeat for each song, the guitars drone with distorted chord progressions and the vocals echo over it all. It’s worth a listen, it’s an experience. Album highlights: “Form and Function”, “In Our Time” and “Preservation”

New Moon The Men

Released March 4, Sacred Bones Records

The Men, who originated from Brooklyn, New York, are known for their blistering rock sound. New Moon sounds like Dinosaur Jr. fused with White Walls and they are on a summer festival tour dedicated to jamming. The music comes off as the band doing what they want, which is just rocking out. “I Saw Her Face” is the best example of this in the album. The band jams for a solid two minutes at the end and the song changes tempo flawlessly. The album’s structure and variety of songs change pace abruptly. The album opens with “Open the Door,” which sounds like a quality B-side acoustic song and then jumps straight to “Half Angel Half Light,” which is an aggressive punk rock song. It lacks continuity, but it’s a great collection of rock songs that are best listened to separately. Album highlights: “Half Angel Half Light,” “Electric,” “I Saw Her Face” and “Open The Door”

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Phosphorescent Released March 15, Dead Oceans

Phosphorescent is the moniker of singer-songwriter Matthew Houck. With five albums in his back catalogue, Houck has developed a strong hybrid sound of folk and electronica, which some refer to as “folktronica.” Houck layers and mixes his voices to create the sound of a group backing his voice and this makes the music especially soothing. There are a lot of subtle synthesizer sounds moving through the songs that complement the casual vocals of Houck. It’s great reflecting music. The violin–which is almost always a welcome sound in music–isn’t a featured instrument on many songs, but it melds the music together so well and with such ease it becomes as featured as a lead guitar in overdrive. This is a pleasant and well-written album. The lyrics are real and poetic. One of the best examples comes from “Song for Zula.” Houck sings, “See, honey, I saw love. You see, it came to me / It put its face up to my face so I could see / Yeah then I saw love disfigure me / Into something I am not recognizing.” The lyrics evoke a touching reflection on a past love gone awry. If you like mellow music that occasionally picks up into soft, almost country rock, give Muchacho a good listen. It won’t be a gamble.

Afraid of Heights Wavves

mile run/walk and a 17-mile cycling time trial. Iron Pig will also feature a duathlon course consisting of an 18-mile bike race sandwiched between two 5k runs. There is no registration the day of the race, so go to for more information, including registration fees.

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Released March 26, Ghost Ramp/Rodeo Recordings/ Mom+Pop/Warner Brothers Records

An easy way to think of Wavves’s sound would be new-age punk/surf rock. Think of an anti-pop Weezer, and you wouldn’t be far off. Although Afraid of Heights likely won’t be heard on any local radio stations. It’s a well crafted album though. The title track contains a good survey of what the album sounds like. Imagine a fast paced “Say It Ain’t So” mixed with the vocal harmonies of “Buddy Holly” in an almost bored manner, and an outro of something that sounds like a song from MGMT’s second album Congratulations. With its flurry of sounds, it stands out as one of the best songs. The album flows together from song to song very well and its continuity is strong. It’s a jumble of sounds and reverb vocals, but there’s a solid rock element of the aggressive percussion and chord progressions that really have the ability to hook you in. Overall, this is a great sophomore effort by Wavves. Album highlights: “Demon To Lean On”, “Afraid Of Heights” and “Lunge Forward”

RECTOR continued from page 1 garage rock group Perpetual Werewolf will be hosting an album fundraiser night at Smoke and Barrel. For $5, you can drink your drinks to the sound of loud guitars and screaming. For something spicier, Teatro Scarpino will have salsa dancing on Friday night. Comedian Tim Sullivan will be


UA RSO Friends of India will be celebrating the Hindu color festival known as Holi on Saturday at 9 a.m. at Wilson Park. The celebration involves throwing lots of colored powder and paints, and participants usually leave looking like human canvases. For more information, email

The Argyle Sweater

Scott Hilburn

ACROSS 1 Short glasses? 6 1979 exile 10 “Collective unconscious” coiner 14 Necklace material 15 Big Island port 16 “Beauty __ the eye ...” 17 President who appointed Sotomayor to the Supreme Court 18 Loads 19 Beatles movie 20 New Year’s Day staple, familiarly 23 One making sidelong glances 24 Bias-__ tire 25 Mil. roadside hazard 26 Highest of MLB’s “minors” 28 Ode relic 29 Animation unit 32 Place to learn to crawl? 37 “Harold and Maude” director Hal 39 Aptly named 22Down 40 Band since 1980 that disbanded in 2011 41 Freeway no-no 42 “The Wizard of Oz” device 43 It has a handle and flies

45 Comaneci score 46 “Now I __ me ...” 48 Getting-in approx. 49 90210, e.g. 50 Stylist’s supply 52 Run in the heat? 56 Place to split a split 60 Goes downhill fast 61 Ricelike pasta 62 Worthless 63 Confined, with “up” 64 “Terrif!” 65 Lena and others 66 Surfers’ guides 67 __ qua non 68 What one might see in a 20-, 32-, 43- or 56-Across

perhaps 22 39-Across automaker 27 Fake nail material 28 “Semper Fi” org. 29 Carp family fish 30 Spanish Civil War battle site 31 Snowshoe hare hunter 32 Narrow cut 33 Are in the past? 34 Emblem 35 Pretentiously showy 36 “Wide Sargasso __”: Jean Rhys novel 38 Overpower 44 Plant in an underwater forest DOWN 47 Golf green borders 1 Make a point 49 Citrus peels 2 NOLA sandwich 50 Certain strip native 3 Wipe clean 51 Overact 4 One concerned with 53 California town composition and angles whose name means 5 Hunk “the river” 6 Wrapped accessory 54 Doone who turned 7 Like links golf out to be Lady Dugal’s courses daughter 8 Crooked 55 Secret rendezvous 9 Bloviator’s talk 56 Furniture store 10 Muslim holy war that also sells Swedish 11 Exploited meatballs 12 “Aida” backdrop 57 Quatre et un 13 Macroeconomics 58 “... __ saw Elba” fig. 59 Starting from 21 Gem for a Scorpio, 60 No. at the beach

Sports Editor: Kristen Coppola Assistant Sports Editor: Haley Markle Thursday, March 28, 2013

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Diamond Hogs Play Host to Bulldogs


Razorbacks Face Dogs Eric Harris Staff Writer

Colby Suggs pitches at the Arkansas v. San Diego baseball game, Saturday, March 9 at Baum Stadium.

Cameron McCauley Staff Writer Week in and week out, the Arkansas Razorbacks grind through a difficult Southeastern Conference schedule just to face the next ranked team that comes to town. The Hogs swept No. 8 South Carolina in Columbia, S.C., last weekend, the first time the Gamecocks have been swept at home since 1999. Randall Fant had one of the best games of his career, giving up three hits and one earned run in over six in-

nings, earning the no-decision in the Hogs’ 5-3, 11-inning victory. Junior right-hander Ryne Stanek earned SEC Pitcher of the Week honors for his stellar performance on the mound against the Gamecocks. Stanek earned the complete game victory Saturday, striking out seven and allowing only three hits. Head coach Dave Van Horn is still experimenting with weekend starting pitchers, as the more experienced Barrett Astin was deemed the starter over freshman Trey Killian in Friday’s win over South Caro-

lina. Astin, Stanek and Fant will more than likely be named the starters this weekend against the Bulldogs. Next up in the SEC gauntlet comes Mississippi State. The Bulldogs are off to a 22-6 record despite dropping two out of three at Kentucky in their first true road test last weekend, and now sit at No. 15 in the USA Today coaches poll. Low temperatures and rain are in the forecast this weekend, which sometimes doesn’t bode well for opposing teams playing at Baum Stadium.

the plate, but have yet to face a pitching staff as good as the Razorbacks, who boast a 1.74 team ERA. Kendall Graveman, Jacob Lindgren and Evan Mitchell are the projected weekend starters for the weekend for the Bulldogs. The three have combined to produce a 6.81 ERA in a brutal opening to SEC play against LSU and Kentucky. Mitchell had difficulties with control last weekend against Kentucky, so expect the Hogs to be patient at the plate and try to

The Razorback softball team is looking for its first conference win this weekend, but it will not be an easy task with Georgia coming to Bogle Park. The Bulldogs are ranked No. 22 in the country and will come into Fayetteville with a 26-7 overall record, undefeated in Southeastern Conference play. Arkansas has a 21-13 record despite a 0-6 mark to open conference play. The Hogs have had some tough breaks so far this season, especially a tough 2-1 loss to ninth-ranked Texas A&M. “We lost a heartbreaker to Texas A&M. Chelsea Cohen threw a great game,” head coach Mike Larabee said. After facing two top-10 teams to open SEC play, the Hogs will face another top opponent. Georgia is led in the circle by the reigning SEC freshman of the week Geri Ann Glasco, who boasts a 15-1 record on the season with just a 2.17 ERA. Larabee stressed the importance of getting timely hits against Glasco, especially with Devon Wallace excelling in her role as a leadoff hitter.

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see DOGS page 8

Logan Webster Staff Photographer

At the plate, the Bulldogs’ outfielder Hunter Renfroe holds the hottest bat on the team while riding a 14-game hitting streak. Renfroe’s 36 RBIs rank in the top five nationally, as do his nine home runs. Mississippi State’s top of the lineup features Renfroe, Adam Frazier and C.T. Bradford, who have combined to score nearly 40 percent of the team’s runs this season, so expect the Hogs’ pitching staff to be patient with those three. The Bulldogs boast a SEC best .308 team batting average and have the ability to get hot at


Hogs Look to Continue Streak Eric Harris Staff Writer

Riding their longest winning streak of the spring season, the Razorback women’s tennis squad will face a pair of challenges this weekend. The No. 49 South Carolina Gamecocks and the secondranked Florida Gators will both come into the Billingsley Tennis Complex to face the Razorbacks. The Hogs will take on the Gamecocks Friday starting at 2:00 p.m. and the matchup with the Gators will begin Sunday at noon. Coming into this weekend, the Hogs are on a four-game winning streak after going 4-0 on their road trip to Mississippi. No. 51 Arkansas was able to top Jackson State twice, 4-0 and 5-0. They then swept Mississippi State 4-0 and won a hard-

fought match over the Ole Miss Rebels 4-3. The streak improves the Razorbacks’ record to 10-10 and 3-5 in Southeastern Conference play, which puts them in fourth in the SEC West Division. The Gamecocks have had a similar season to the Razorbacks. They are 9-8 overall and, like the Hogs, are below .500 in SEC play with a mark of 2-5. South Carolina is coming off a split weekend at home. The Gamecocks defeated the Auburn Tigers with ease but dropped a tough match against Alabama. Florida has been very strong and deserving of their No. 2 national ranking. They have a 13-2 record and are at the top of the SEC with a 6-1 conference record. Winning streaks like this are important for a young team.

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Addison Morgan Staff Photographer Women’s tennis coach, Michael Hegarty, speaks at the Olympic sports press conference, Tuesday, March 26. The women’s tennis team will play South Carolina and Florida this weekend.


Razorbacks Get F When It Comes to Fielding Errors

Andrew Hutchinson Staff Writer Since starting as the preseason No. 1 team in the country, Arkansas’ baseball team has hit several roadblocks, but seems to have gotten back on track after sweep-

ing No. 6 South Carolina over the weekend. Despite the three wins, I remain wary because of one glaring problem with the Razorbacks: errors. It feels like they have at least one fielding or throwing error every game, and they almost have. In their first 25 games, they have had twice as many multi-error games (12) as error-free games (6). The errors peaked in the rubber game of the opening Southeastern Conference series against Ole Miss March 17, when they committed five. Two of those errors came in the 13th inning and allowed the Rebels to score the gamewinning runs. Even in the series sweep in Columbia, S.C., Arkansas

committed five errors. The fifth error of the series allowed the Gamecocks to score a pair of runs and force extra innings in the final game of the series. Following that series, their overall team fielding percentage was .961. If you don’t know anything about baseball, just know this: that’s bad. How bad is it? It is the worst in the SEC and 173rd out of 296 Division I baseball teams. The Razorbacks rank just ahead of Nicholls State and right behind Canisius. Nicholls State. Canisius. Yeah, those are real schools. However, I think it is too early to write off Arkansas’ chances of success this season. Many fans, myself included,

are concerned with these numbers, but a little research shows that there is still hope. In Arkansas’ previous three College World Series seasons, 2004, 2009 and 2012, they posted team fielding percentages of .959, .968 and .970, respectively. Over the past five seasons, the Razorbacks’ two College World Series teams would rank 36th (2009) and tied for 27th (2012) out of 40 participants, so teams with worse fielding percentages have still proven to be successful. The position that is having the most trouble with errors is shortstop. Sophomore Brett McAfee has started 20 games at shortstop and has committed six errors, which is second only to sophomore Brian An-

derson, who has 11. Anderson has started four games at shortstop, as well as 17 games at third base and three games in the outfield. The only other Razorback to start at shortstop is freshman Jordan Farris, and he committed his only error of the season in his one start there. Shortstop is usually considered the “quarterback of the infield” and is vital to the defensive success of a team. A lot of balls are hit at the shortstop, so committing errors could easily cost Arkansas wins, as it did against Ole Miss. I don’t know if this is a psychological issue or if it’s just a performance issue, but head coach Dave Van Horn needs

to figure it out and get it fixed before it costs them more games, whether it’s McAfee, Anderson, Farris or even someone like junior Dominic Ficociello, a two-time All-SEC Defensive Team selection. McAfee started Tuesday against Mississippi Valley State and didn’t commit any errors while converting on all five of his opportunities. Hopefully he will be able to carry that type of performance over into SEC play. For now, I am going to try not to worry about it and trust Van Horn to work it all out. Andrew Hutchinson is a guest columnist for the Arkansas Traveler. Follow the sports section on Twitter @ UATravSports.

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DIAMOND continued from page 7 draw walks. The Razorbacks have continued to play to their advantages at the plate, which means manufacturing runs and grinding out at-bats. Outfielder Matt Vinson and shortstop Brian Anderson both had a great weekend at the plate against South Caro-

lina. Anderson drew three walks against the Gamecocks, so expect the Hogs to continue to work pitch counts against a less-than-stable Mississippi State pitching staff. The series against the Bulldogs begins Friday at 6:35 p.m. at Baum Stadium and will continue Saturday and Sunday.

DOGS continued from page 7 “It’s really not a matter of how many hits we get, it’s getting hits with runners on base,” Larabee said. Wallace leads the nation with 41 walks. She also leads the SEC with 39 runs scored and an incredible on base percentage of .628. The gem of the season for the Razorback pitching staff came from sophomore Kimmy Beasley, who threw a no-hitter against Savannah State. Cohen, the Hogs’ ace, has posted a 10-6 record with 2.57 ERA, but she will be tested by one of the strongest lineups in the nation. All nine Georgia starters are hitting over .300, with three over .400.

Glasco also leads the team at the plate with an average of .452 as well as 12 home runs and 39 RBIs. Paige Wilson and Kaylee Puailoa are also power threats, each with nine home runs on the season. The Hogs are led at the plate by freshman Stephanie Canfield, Wallace and junior Chloe Oprzedek. Canfield is hitting .473 for the Hogs, while Oprzedek leads the team in RBIs with 25. She is also a homerun threat, with seven this season. First pitch for the series is set for 6 p.m. Friday at Bogle Park with action continuing Saturday at 1 p.m.

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“We lost some close matches early in the season and now we are seeing the benefits,” head coach Michael Hegarty said. Arkansas has been led this season by their lone senior Claudine Paulson. Paulson has been consistent for Arkansas all season and has earned a 16-4 singles record and is an SEC-best 8-0 in conference play. She has also picked up nine doubles wins with a number of different partners this season. Hegarty has been impressed with Paulson stepping up into a leadership role. Freshman Yang Pang has also stepped up for the Razorbacks. She has moved into the No. 1 position for Arkansas and has a 5-3 record in SEC play. Pang and Brittany Huxley have also been the best doubles pair for the Hogs this season. The duo has picked up seven overall wins and two of them have come in conference play. After this weekend, the Razorbacks will head on their final road trip of the regular season, when they will face the Tennessee Volunteers and the Georgia Bulldogs before a final matchup at home with the LSU Tigers.

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