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October 18, 2010

All 33 Chilean miners finally safe and home

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Miners rejoice after being rescued.

Letters to Editor on Miss ULM, Athletics Dept. p.7

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illustration by Srdjan Marjanovic

The 33 miners trapped in a Chilean mine for more than two months were all successfully pulled out on Tuesday. It took rescue workers 23 hours to get all the men out, as millions watched worldwide. Sixty-nine days ago, the workers became trapped half a mile beneath the earth. Tuesday, the miners were hauled one-by-one in a capsule up a 28 inch-wide tunnel. All men are said to be in good health, just experiencing minor eye problems from living in the darkness for so long. Chile President Sebastian Pinera said he could not be more happy. “Mission accomplished; now we can all go and have some rest,� Pinera said.

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October 18, 2010


Vietnam Wall comes to Monroe

Veteran speaks about loss and rememberence

Presidential search sends 3 forward by Brooke Hofstetter

by Collette Keith and Jaclyn Jones

This year, the city of Monroe is hosting the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall on Nov. 5-7 at the Chennault Aviation Military Museum. The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall was designed to honor all of the fallen soldiers and to remember them for their service and sacrifice. The wall is a smaller replica “It means a lot to me, ‘cause of the Vietnam Memorial in it shows me that people do apWashington, D.C. It stands 6- preciate not so much what we feet tall, stretching almost 300 did for them, but are appreciafeet and holds the names of all tive of what they have because 58,195 fallen soilders from the of what we [soldiers] preserved Vietnam War. for them,” Crain said. The museum will also be “It’s all because we did what showing a documentary, full of we did, and had no problem personal accounts from Viet- doing it,” he continued. nam Veterans. Among The wall is the chaos creating buzz and clutter of among commuEnoch’s walls nity members, can be found especially a man an aged sepia who knows all service pictoo well about ture of Crain war, comrades at the age of and loss. 16. Every Thurs“You see, if day night, our governEnoch’s Irish ment had not Pub hosts 84had a plan for year-old World a good armed The Vietnam Memorial Wall War II veteran forces and we Joe Crain. the citizens, the young citizens Even though Crain did not of this country were not willing serve and fight in Vietnam, to back it up and participate, he is outspoken about what it then we would not have what means to him to have the city we’ve got today. You would not of Monroe recognizing the sac- have the freedom we’ve got,” rifices made by the more than Crain said. 58,000 soldiers. After convincing his mother


Photos courtsey of Joe Crain and Enoch’s Pub

(Above): Joe Crain (left) and a friend visit Washington, D.C. (Left): Crain strands proudly in front of Enoch’s Pub sign.

to lie about his age, Crain enlisted at 15 and went on to drive Higgins boats, which held 36 soldiers at a time, to the shores of Normandy.

More than 90% of Vietnam vets say they are glad they served. “When we landed in Normandy, they were shooting them down as fast as they were dumping them on the beach” Crain said. “Out of the 36 men that I carried to the beach in my boat there was 18 of them never got out of the boat,” he continued. By the time he was 19, Crain had been through the Sicily Invasion, Normandy Invasion, Southern France Invasion and was currently stationed in Okinawa. Crain makes it a point to visit schools and surrounding areas in order to stress the same principle that the Vietnam Memorial does. He feels like it’s important for every American citizen to remember the fallen

soldiers and be thankful for the freedom we have. Jaquita Smith, a sophomore marketing major from Shreveport, is excited about seeing the wall. “It sounds interesting. I willhave to check out,” Smith said. Ron Griggs, project manager for the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall, is confident in the outcome of this event. “There’s no doubt in my mind there will be over 10,000 visitors,” he said. The opening ceremonies for the memorial will take place

2/3 of the men who served in Vietnam were volunteers. Friday, Nov. 5, starting at 9 a.m. at the museum. The opening ceremony will feature the ULM color guard and speaker George Finck. The closing ceremonies will take place Sunday, Nov. 7 at 4 p.m. contact Collette Keith at

The search committee in charge of selecting the next president of ULM has selected Peter Fos, Nick Bruno and Tom Moore to continue on. The board members sat before the community, faculty and students to hear comments and concerns before going into deliberation to select at least two candidates to continue on in the race. The concensus among the group gathered in the Library was for Moore and Fos. Seth Hall, a graduate stuHall dent at ULM, stood before the committee and said that his two favorites were Peter Fos and Tom Moore, but talked about how Moore seemed like the perfect fit for ULM. “Dr. Moore seemed very energetic and very excited to begin recruiting for ULM,” Hall said. J. William Berry decided to drop out of the race as the committee was in deliberation.The committee came back with the decision to send all three candidates forward to meet with the Board of Supervisors Friday in Baton Rouge. “We have a hard decision ahead of us, but the board will not make a mistake,” said Brook Sebren, SGA president and voting member on the search committee. For more information, log onto ULM’s homepage, www.



Professors get book deal, out in 2011

October 18, 2010

Comradery leads to 11 chapter book about the South

reotyped; however, people are drawn to the South’s endearing heritage. It’s like people are enchanted with it,” said Unter. Ashlee Sisson, a senior math by Brandy Heckford major from West Monroe, is exA new book is in the mak- cited about the book. ing from four professors from “It sounds like an interesting the University of Louisiana at read,” said Sisson. Monroe. Slade and her collegue, AmAlison Miller Slade, Mass ber Narro of Southeastern LouCommunications professor at isiana University, presented a ULM, signed a contract with paper to the annual conference L e x i n g t o n of the Southern State CommuPress. Slade nication Association (SSCA) in plans to pub- 2007. lish the book Slade asked Unter, Sutherlin by winter and Joshua Stockley (also of 2011. Political Science) if they would Slade is the contribute. Slade lead editor They wrote of a book she entitled, “Medi- Chapter 5, ated Images of the South: The which consists Portrayal of Dixie in Popular of their politiCulture,” which will have 11 cal viewpoint chapters. of the South. Kevin Unter and John Slade is not Unter Sutherlin, both polictical sci- only involved in ence professors at ULM, are also this project but also has several contributing. other projects in the works. The book analyzes the way Along with her upcoming that today’s Southerners are book, Slade will also be pubportrayed through the media to lished in one chapter in the book “the non Souh.” “Rock Brands: Selling Sound in “Media once portrayed the a Media Saturated Culture.” South through The book is “ A n d y scheduled to be “Media once portrayed Griffith” and released in De“The Beverly the south through Andy cember. Hi l l b i l l i e s .” Griffith and The BevShe also can I wanted to be heard weekly erely Hillbillies.” analyze how on her nationally that image has Alison Slade syndicated radio changed, if intalk show, “The deed it has changed,” said Slade. Alison Slade Show.” The book covers all media Monroe can listen to her viewpoints from television opinion every Sunday at 5 p.m. shows and blue-collar comedy on Talk 540 KMLB. to political figures and religion. contact Brandy Heckford at “The South is negatively ste-

Photo by Jessica Mitchell

(left to right): Brittany Miles, Kristen Gix, Lakita Jones and Leondra Ford in front of SUB last week.

Students paint the campus pink by Jessica Mitchell

Whether it is wearing a pink ribbon, holding forums or running in a race, students all over campus are observing Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October. It was established to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention and cure. The campaign also offers information and support to those affected by breast cancer. Various student organizations at the University of Louisiana at Monroe have shown their support for the cause. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. recently showed its support by holding a breast cancer awareness informational outside of the SUB. The members gave out in-

formation about the disease, collected donations, passed out pink ribbons and even gave out cupcakes. They also explained the importance of getting annual mammograms. “It is October and we want to make students aware,” said Delta Sigma Theta member Brittany Miles, a senior political science major from Shreveport. “This disease is serious and we want students to know it can happen at any age,” Miles said. AstraZaneca, the manufacturer of cancer treating drugs founded the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in 1985. From the start, Breast Cancer Awareness Month focused on promoting mammography, saying it is most effective weapon in the fight against breast cancer. In 1993 Evelyn Lauder, Senior Corporate Vice President of the Estée Lauder Companies founded The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and established the pink ribbon as its symbol.

However, it was not the first time the ribbon was used to symbolize breast cancer. In the fall of 1991, the Susan G. Komen Foundation had handed out pink ribbons to participants in its New York City race for breast cancer survivor. Along with the Theatas, other students at ULM are helping to raise awareness about breast cancer. In September, Monroe sponsored a Race for the Cure at Forsythe Park. Many students showed up to walk or run the 5K, including Jasmine Garcia, a sophomore history major from Auburn, Ala. “I ran the Race for the Cure for my aunt who is currently going through chemo for lmyphatic cancer. I ran to fight cancer in a way that a runner could,” Garcia said. “We hope women realize how important yearly checks are, and take our advice to go get checked,” Miles said. contact Jessica Mitchell at

October 18, 2010



Pharmacy School hosts health fair by Ciera Paul

ULM’s College of Pharmacy hosted its first heath fair on Saturday. The fair was held at the pharmacy building on Bienville Drive and was open to the public. At the fair, free testing for bone density, blood pressure body fat were done. “Our students are required to

do a service learning project,” said Laurel Andrews, members of the Pharmacy staff. “After receiving a grant, we decided this would be a great service learning project and we decided to share it with the public,” said Andrews. The College of Pharmacy plans to hold another fair in the spring. “The students have learned

a lot and the visitors are participating,” said Connie Smith, Director of Experimental Educ tion. “We hope to offer a fair at least once every semester,” said Smith. Brochures and pamphlets were given out concerning any questions the public might have. contact Ciera Paul at

Photo by Devon Raymond

Pharmacy School students gather at the Health Fair on Saturday.

Photo by Devon Raymond

Nursing students leave the newly renovated Nursing Building on Monday.

Nursing building finally re-opened by Melinda Johnson

The College of Health Sciences School of Nursing building reopened Monday after being closed for two years for repairs. In 2008 the roof of the nursing building was being repaired when Hurricane Gustav struck. A small hole remained in the roof, leading to flooding and water damage throughout the entire building. Students and faculty saved as much of the equipment as they could. While closed, the students took their courses in other buildings, local hospitals and clinics that made room.

ULM and the local community offered the equipment, time, money and space for students to complete their course work elsewhere and repair the damaged building. Brett Bennett, the department head of Radiologic Technology, said, “The strength of our program is dependent on the community around us.” Brittany Nappier, a level five nursing student is excited about the reopening. “It’s great to be back in the building because students need to know each other,” said Nappier. contact Melinda Johnson at


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October 18, 2010

Hawkeye P.O.V.

A Presidential Choice

Media overexposure to infidelity

COLLETTE KEITH The sanctity of marriage is no longer in jeopardy. It’s not that our society has regained a respect for the institution; we’ve stopped caring about it at all. Nothing has changed about people’s behavior or the problem of infidelity since biblical days but I’ll be damned if the media hasn’t numbed our social reaction to unfaithful behavior. Earlier generations experienced many of the same marital problems. If you’ve seen “Goodfellas,” you know that Friday night was for the girlfriends and Saturday night was for the wives. Infidelity or cheating didn’t just suddenly appear with computers and discreet dating sites like AshleyMadison. com (their slogan: “Life is short. Have an affair.”) In comparison to prior gen-

erations like the “Leave it to Beaver” era, we’re oversaturated, overexposed to the media’s dismissal or censure of marriage— pornography, “Ashley Madison Affair Guarantee,” Hollywood, etc. You wait in line to buy groceries for your family dinner and consume all the “Whose Cheating on Who?” data in the sensationalist tabloids. Shelves previously occupied by TIME magazine and The New Yorker now display US Weekly and the Enquirer, the unfaithful celebrities (read: social model) plastered on their covers. Due to this media overexposure, we think cheating is as common and normal as any other daily activity. This repeated exposure to SOMEONE CHEATING desensitizes us, disintegrates the fabric of who we are. It’s the numbing of our hands before the rest of the body enters paralysis. “Snow White” used to move audiences to tears when it first hit theaters back in 1937. It is now nothing more than an out-

dated children’s movie. We absorb so much sensory data about people cheating until it is less than a risk at marriage—it’s an expectation or adult rite of passage. We see infidelity and react like deer in the headlights. Think about when the written word was the predominant means of social communication. Infidelity was still around, even in literature but socially accepted literature showed men actually desiring their wives (and vice versa). Consider a man who was raised in a time when his only idea of a woman’s body came from his wife. Pornography has washed away that sole admiration of a spouse. Or how about commercials and motion pictures? Pick any commercial that targets men such as a beer or hair dye commercial. The single man with a Miller Lite in his hand gets the girl. Beer marks his manliness and ensures his success in “scoring” the blonde at the bar. In Hollywood movies, it is

Last week, the four presidential candidates were on ULM’s campus, touring our grounds and talking to our students. On Wednesday, the search committee in charge of selecting our next president chose the finalists it felt was the best to charge forward in the race. During its deliberation, however, William Berry decided to drop out, leaving Peter Fos, Tom Moore and Nick Bruno for the board to pick between. Of course, it chose all three to continue on to the meeting this week in Baton Rouge. When talking with students, it is clear that there are favorites and not-so favorites. The day after the selection was made, a Facebook group was created

supporting Tom Moore, where it said that the students want “Moore for ULM president, because we want more for ULM.” In the selection meeting, committee member Winfred Sibille said that young people were the biggest part of this election. “Give them a chance to speak, and they will. Young people do care,” Sibille said. Mr. Sibille, you are absolutely correct. Give us a chance to speak. Students are wondering why the committee has not opened a voting poll to get a census on what, well, really who, the students are looking for in our next president. This race and decision affects no one more than us, so please let our voices be heard.

much worse. “The Hangover,” “The Heartbreak Kid,” “Old School,” “50 First Dates” are all perfect examples of “miserable married men.” The main character is a single man falling in love, advised by his married best friend to avoid the horrors of having sex with one woman. Donald Trump cheats on his

wife and we give him a reality show. Eliot Spitzer gets with prostitutes and after bad publicity (which doesn’t exist), we give him a round table talk show on CNN. It doesn’t make a difference to us as a society anymore. contact Collette Keith at

October 18, 2010


Letters to the Editor:

Suggestions for the Athletic Department Dear Editor, I am a student at ULM and I have a question for the Athletic Department. Why do we get our butt kicked in football by all these big schools three or four times a year, every year? I understand that the program and the school needs money and they pay a lot, but there’s still no need for four times. I think that if we would play teams that we could actually compete with then we may get a chance to go to a bowl game. The lowest payout last season was $325,000, according to KGB answers. Now that’s not the same amount as we get right now, but that’s just the bowl payout. I haven’t even mentioned how much money the notoriety a winning program would bring to the school. For example, in

January 2007, Boise State University won the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. In the fall of that year the enrollment of the freshman class nearly doubled in the usual size. I hardly think that is a coincidence because people want to be associated with winners. Why do you think so many people care more about another school’s athletics more than ours? If ULM would take the necessary steps to win, then I think students would care more. I know I would. We would be more attractive to prospective students. More students means more money. The school could even raise the tuition in that case because the demand would be higher. A more favorable schedule would also get better recruits interested in our program because the best recruiting tool is

winning. Better recruits make it easier to win because in football, like most if not all sports, the more talented teams win most of the time. Football is a passion of mine, and I love to win; but, I hate to lose more than I love both of them. All I want is to see that the effort to win is being put in, and in my personal opinion, loading up the non-conference schedule with supremely talented teams is not doing that. I can understand once, but there is no reason for more than that if a program is to be taken seriously. There needs to balance in our yearly schedule. As said before football is a passion of mine. I love the school I call my own, ULM and I just want to see the school succeed. Matthew Midyett Junior Mass Communication


Miss ULM Pageant: “How and why was a freshman allowed to win this title?” Dear Editor, On Oct. 7, the new Miss ULM for 2011 was crowned. She’s beautiful and talented and looks like a sweet girl, but there is one thing that my fellow upper classmen and I are wondering. How and why was a freshman allowed to win this title? At this point in the semester, this young lady has only been here for two months. She has not had midterm grades, not experienced a ULM homecoming and she does not even have official credits from classes yet! (that is unless she took summer classes here but that is besides the point.) When voicing my frustration, some people have said “It is what it is,” or they tell me to stop discriminating. But is it discrimination? Are freshmen allowed to run for homecoming queen or king or have a high chair like president or vice president in SGA? Freshmen are not allowed to live in the apartments on campus or even get the higher meal plans that sophomores, juniors and seniors get. So why are they allowed to run in a contest that results in the winner being an ambassador for our university? How can you represent something you barely know? And by you, I mean Miss ULM herself. You can read and study the history, but until you have experienced it, I don’t think it is right for Miss ULM to be a freshman. Having a freshman be our ambassador can be compared

to being a child. It’s like trying to feed a baby whole foods before it’s time; it’s important that they complete the baby food stage to prepare them for the whole food stage. Am I saying this young lady did not deserve to be Miss ULM? No, not at all. I’m saying me, as well as the majority of the student body, would feel better if the person representing us was someone who had been here for at least a year. It’s important that when she speaks of the university, she is speaking what she knows and experienced and not what she is taught to say. Bottom line is before any one is allowed to compete in the pageant, they should have to complete two entire semesters here at the university before they can become an ambassador for it. This should be a new requirement to the rules of the pageant and I believe the student body should be able to vote towards the rule. As stated before Miss ULM 2011 is beautiful, charming and talented. I wish her the best of luck in her future reign. This is in no way a personal attack against the winner, and I hope it is not taken that way. All I would like to say is that after this year, my opinion is that this should be the last time a freshman should be allowed to compete and win the title of Miss ULM. Heather Wardlaw Junior Health Studies Pre-Professional major



October 18, 2010

Celtic Festival hits right notes in Monroe

(Above) Back row, left to right: Brent Gibert, Laura Knotts, Josh McDowell, Meghan Roddy, Ahmaad Solmone, Andres Granada. Front row, left to right: Sunny Diaz, Jesse Lee

Captured for a Cure raises money, awareness

photos by Robert Brown

(Above): Jay Weimer is giving Josh McDowell “bail” money. (Right): Jesse Lee patrols while Josh McDowell asks for money. by Heidi Fuller

Up ‘til Dawn raised more than $1,000 Thursday for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital during its annual Captured for A Cure fundraiser. Up ‘til Dawn is a student-led and student-run program hosted by colleges nationwide to raise funds for St. Jude’s Hospital and has been a part of ULM since 2004. Captured for A Cure requires Up ‘til Dawn members to walk around campus in a jail cell and ask for bail money.

The bail money is collected from each team and all proceeds go towards St. Jude’s to help a child diagnosed with cancer. “We’ve more than doubled the amount of students this year than we had last year,” said Laura Knotts, Up Til Dawn Advisor and ULM Coordinator of Student Development. Knotts is excited about the presence Up Til Dawn is having on campus. “With any group it takes several years to really get it mixed into the culture so people are

just now starting to take a lot more notice,” said Knotts. Cory Williams, a sophomore Biology Education major from Bossier City had fun participating and walking around in the jail cell. “It was for a good cause, and I enjoyed every minute of it,” said Williams. Up Til Dawn’s next event will take place on Oct. 31 for its annual “Trunk or Treat” event. contact Heidi Fuller at

photos by Lane Davis

The Red River Band from Shreveport performs at the Celtic Fest Saturday. by Melinda Johnson

The annual NELA Celtic Fest took place for the fifth time this past weekend. The purpose of the fest is to preserve and explore Northeast Louisiana’s Irish and Celtic heritage. NELA is also known as Celtic Louisiana because of its rich Celtic and Irish influence on the city of Monroe. This preservation and exploration is done through music, dancing and storytelling Performers came from as far as Ireland, such as The Mairtin de Cogain Project. Others, such as Legacy and the Jackson Irish Dancers, came from Jackson, Miss. The NELA Celtic Fest is run completely by volunteers. They all come together to promote the Celtic culture in a family and visitor friendly setting and way. Heather Morris, a volunteer coordinator, is so thankful for the others who help put the festival on every year. “We can’t do the festival without volunteers. Period,” Morris said.

Pottery making at the Celtic Fest.

Students from ULM’s Honors Program helped out also. The students helped out with miscellaneous tasks from selling T-shirts to giving directions to heating up snacks for the performers and crew. “It’s really neat to volunteer and see the Celtic culture. I got to watch a blacksmith make a knife,” said Justice Law, a freshman computer science major and Honors Program student from Springhill. The fest is a localized event, and is even sponsored by local businesses, one of which was the ULM Visual and Performing Arts.

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October 18, 2010

‘R.E.D.’ in Theaters “R.E.D.” would be another throwaway action flick with Bruce Willis and Morgan Freeman if it weren’t for the campy Bruce Malkovich and classy Helen Mirren. The movie suffers from the normal blockbuster afflictions: Reductive characters, Explosions and a Dismal ending. It’s based on the DC comics and doesn’t pretend to be much more

‘Predators’ on DVD

Like the original “Predator” film, Nimrod Antal’s “Predators” with Adrien Brody sends us back into the jungle,

stripped of complex narrative and any escape for the characters. It’s a franchise reboot meant to ignore the abominable “Alien vs. Predator” plunges. Antal, director of the excellent “Kontroll,” makes “Predators” an exciting and visually stimulating watch. It passes quickly—just like the humans running from those three lethal dots.

‘The Exorcist’ on Blu-Ray The classic horror picture, “The Exorcist,” gets Blu-Ray treatment including new “behind the scenes” special features and the HD video/ sound updating. “The Exorcist” is not so much a triumph due to director William Friedkin. It’s the writer and screenwriter, William Peter Blatty, whose smart, and perhaps too tidily-ended, narrative is what makes the movie frightening. “The Exorcist” is one of those horror pictures that misfires with peagreen vomit and twist-

“The Social Network” opens with the future creator of Facebook, Mark Zuckerburg (played by Jesse Eisenberg) breaking up with his girlfriend, Erica (played by Rooney Mara). With a screenplay written by Aaron Sorkin, the dialogue in this scene becomes almost too clever. It moves quickly. And Zuckerburg is quite the irritatingly ambivalent character. It’s the story of “nerd,” Zuckerburg, encountering Naptser-founder Sean Parker (played by Justin Timberlake) and betraying his friend, Eduardo Saverin (played by Andrew Garfield, amazing) on his journey to make Facebook the newest, biggest thing.

contact Zachary Keith Parker at

The narrative structure onstrate Fincher’s mastery of comes from several lawfilmmaking and the exsuits against Zuckerhilarating soundtrack burg: we’re watchby Trent Reznor. ing a collage of Fincher wants us flashbacks and the to see the journey jumble of them of the human, the together plays out physical exertion something like that recalls the dethe literary use of scent in “Zodiac.” an unreliable narrator. These flourishes are It’s fitting for a movie brilliant, but “Social about Facebook: the in- Jesse Eisenberg as Mark Network’s” chance for tersection of technology Zuckerburg in David Finch- any long-term impact “wires in” the human er’s “The Social Network” looks slim (but the Oslike chains. cars look pretty good). Several scenes from contact Zachary Keith Parker at the race to the opening credits

Edward Norton is crazy in ‘Leaves of Grass’ by Zachary Keith Parker

all photos courtesy of MCT Campus

Housewives come to Atlanta by Eddie Ray Fountain

ing heads but acknowledges the scary claim of the mysterious. And Jason Miller and Max von Sydow as the two priests make it that much more of a thrill to watch.


‘Social Network’ is a refreshing hit by Zachary Keith Parker

than that. It’s amusing but with a lack of wit and originality, it entertains poorly.


The third season premiere of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” can best be described as drama drama drama. The show introduces two new housewives; Cynthia, although she wasn’t shown in the premiere episode, and Phaedra, who is a successful lawyer. “Real Housewives” has been a ratings powerhouse for Bravo. Its only strong suit is that it appeals to a classier version of the Jerry Springer addict. Addictive drama between bored housewives is the fuel

that keeps the show in the ratings. From the housewife Cynthia claiming she’s been proposed to three times, to NeNe and Kim’s constant love/hate relationship, and Phaedra claiming herself to be a true southern belle, it all becomes a little unbelievable. Join the rest of the champagne sipping Springer-esque addicts to decide for yourself. “Real Housewives of Atlanta” can be seen on the Bravo Channel Mondays at 9 p.m. contact Eddie Ray Fountain at

Edward Norton is hit and miss. That’s no more apparent than when he’s playing twin brothers, Bill and Brady Kincaid. Bill, a classic philosophy professor, is a miss. Brady, a potsmoking redneck, is a hit in more than one sense. Norton can’t play straight characters and seems much more at ease when breaking out of his skin. “Leaves of Grass,” directed by Tim Blake Nelson, has some absolutely hilarious scenes involving the shenanigans of Norton’s crazy Brady character. Richard Dreyfuss shows up for a moment and adds to the hammy performances. It’s these

Ed Norton as twin brothers,

that are the film’s triumph. Tim Blake Nelson has been too obsessed with proving some ridiculous notions about God and life’s ultimate meaning. His ideological framing breaks every film he does, which is a shame when they have such humorous elements. contact Zachary Keith Parker at




October 18, 2010

Interpol redefines themselves Vampire with self-titled debut album

Weekend tears it up in New Orleans

by Zachary Keith Parker

In the middle of their musical career, Interpol means to hit the reset button with their self-titled debut. Too bad they hit the self-destruct one instead. Interpol has slowly lost that original sound to complement Paul Bank’s humlike vocals. The new album resembles a death spasm. contact Zachary Keith Parker at

by Collette Keith

Interpol tries to outdo their earlier albums

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Vampire Weekend took a break from touring their adoring UK and made their way down to New Orleans for the second time in six months. Just a few blocks down from the Quarter, Mahalia Jackson Theater played host on Oct 9 to Vampire Weekend and their headlining band, Beach House. Even though Beach House had a clear, Coldplay-esque sound, every song sounded like the one before it and lasted a minute too long. About an hour later, they made their way off stage to the cheers of both loyal and polite fans. After such lukewarm coffee house music, Vampire Weekend ignited the stage like a sparkler out of the dark. Finding their way to their instruments in the dark, the lights hit hard and with DJ Khali on the loud speaker: “And their hands go up…” two thousand arms reached in the air, “and they stay there, and they stay there.” As we bobbed our arms back and forth in a sea of exhilaration, Vampire Weekend did the same, then cut the track and smashed right into “Holiday.” Everyone jumped right into the music with them, the band jumped around, the spotlights spinning across the crowd.

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Vampire Weekend lead singer Ezra Koeing performs Oct 9 in New Orleans

Ezra Koeing’s vocals sounded clear and dead on through a constant grin. Drummer Chris Thomson rocked chilling improv solos, bouncing almost out of his chair as he beat his set. He nearly stole the show without saying a word. Watching him feel every note, every vibration in his wrist and recognizing that concerts still gave him an ultimate rush was almost enough entertainment in itself. Next best to the band’s contagious energy was the light show. Personally, I haven’t been keen on strobe lights since seventh grade dance parties. But pair that with floating chandeliers that move and light up in sync with Tomson’s drums, blue and purple hues,

and a single spotlight to illuminate the drummer against the dark, and you have one of the best shows on tour. Perhaps it was that the entire band is an absolute foil to what makes a rockstar (which they all inevitably are). While Koeing commented on the beautiful sea of humanity stretched out in front of him, Chris Baio played the upright bass with elegance, and Rostam Batmanglij shyly played Baroque keyboard progressions. The band happily encored with three more songs, ending with “Walcott.” The song has a climactic and apocalyptic air that made it a perfect ending for us fans whose brains could only handle so much more euphoria. contact Collette Keith at

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Kenny Harris is ‘funny man’

Harris asks students Henry Mitchell and Trey Parker to help with performance by Derek Dark

Students gathered at the top of the ULM’s SUB at 7 p.m. to see Kenny Harris’ comedy show. The show consisted of talented poetry, hip-hop and comedy acts. With the evening audience focused in, the audience responded to Harris’ comedy as though it was very entertaining and versatile. Poetry was performed by Henry “Beanie” Mitchell along with a soothing hip-hop performance by Trey Parker. Last semester, Parker was allowed to perform on stage as an opening number for Ludacris

during ULM’s Spring Fever Week. After Mitchell and Parker got done with their routines, it was time for the main event of the night; Kenny Harris. Harris, a business-marketing major from Ruston said he loves comedy. He love comedy so much because he said that’s all he knew growing up. Harris had an array of material to get him through his hour long routine. “I get my inspiration from my family,” said Harris. Harris said he grew up in limited circumstances, which provides him with an over abundance of subject for his comedy routine. “I always told myself that I wanted to better myself and my life. By the time I am 35, I want to live

comfortably,” Harris explained. His material also comes from everyday life and inspiration he gains from watching to his favorite comedian, Jamie Foxx.

Alicia Cook, a graphic design major from Jackson, Miss was really impressed with Harris’ show. “I really enjoyed the show,” said Cook Lanier Lipsey, a sociology major also from Jackson, Miss. wasn’t quite so impressed however. “It was a decent affair,” Lipsey said. Harris was honored to get to perform in front of ULM and the students he goes to school with. Harris wants to let students know that they can do anything they set their mind to; even get on stage in

Photo by Robert Brown

Harris performs for students in the SUB Thursday night.

front of peers. “Kenny has drive and dedication, and I applaud him for that,” Cook said. contact Derek Dark at

Library to host Zombie Prom by Ciera Paul

Photo courtsey of MCT campus

from any local branch of the The Ouachita Parish Public Ouachita Parish Library and reLibrary will hold its first Annual turned with a parent’s signature Zombie Prom on Saturday, Oct before receiving a ticket. 23. The tickets are required for enThe prom try into the will take prom. The What: Zombie Prom place from dress code for When: Oct. 23 7-10 p.m. Time: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. the prom is at the main very different Where: Ouachita branch of the from the traParish Library library.. ditional big The prom poofy prom was created to intertain students dresses and black tux. whose age limits the fun they Zombie Attire is very much encan have on Halloween. couraged. The library is encourThose who are of ages 12-18 aging students to come as their only are allowed to attend the creepiest, scariest self. prom. In order to participate, a For questions or concerns, waiver is required. please contact Stephanie Wilkes A form must be picked up at 318-327-1490.


News in brief Greeks partner with CAB to host Haunted House ULM’s office of Fraternity and Sorority Life have partnered with the Campus Activity Board to host a Haunted House on Oct. 21-23 in the SUB. The “house” will be open those nights from 6-10 p.m., and admission is $5. The event is open to all members of the public and students at ULM. Each night, the members of the fraternities and CAB will create scary scenes and scenarios that will provide every one with fright. For more information, log on to

Up ‘til Dawn fundraising event coming Nov. 3 ULM’s chapter of Up ‘til Dawn will be holding its annual Letter Sending fundraising event for St. Jude on Nov. 3 at 8 p.m. in the SUB. Up ‘til Dawn is searching for teams of five to compete for the most funds raised for St. Jude. There will be free food; music and door prizes will be provided also. The purpose of the event is for teams to fill out form letters to send to family and friends asking for donations to send to the hospital.

Homecoming week is on its “Warhawk Way.” ULM’s homecoming week is fastly approaching, and will start on Oct. 25. Homecoming week will be jammed pack with activities to do throughout the day; also, don’t forget to pick up a yearbook. The Chacahoula will be handed out; also, grab your friends and pose for buddy pictures to go in next years book!



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‘Passport to the Future’ from College of Arts and Sciences by Catherine Olson

High school students gathered on the second floor of the SUB Tuesday evening to celebrate the College of Arts and Sciences. Before dinner, they “traveled” between each display, getting stamps from each, then participated in a Jeopardy game about what they had learned at each station. Students today often think of career-oriented programs like engineering or business

when they are trying to choose a college major, ignoring the i n t e rd i s c i plinary possibilities of James the humanities. “The arts and sciences major is arguably today’s ‘Renaissance man or woman,’” said Matthew James, Associate Dean of Visual and Performing Arts.

Students certainly had an interest in the humanities, and there were plenty of students thinking about a major in it. Still, more than a few of them said that they were more interested in nursing or engineering. “I enjoyed it [Celebration],

“The Arts and Sciences major is arguably today’s ‘Renaissance man or woman”

but they could use a little more stuff,” said Haven Sproke, a junior from Franklin Parish High School who plans to enter into nursing when she gets to college. ULM sophomore Holden Smith of Forest, who is majoring in chemistry, agrees that other departments should be included, but he also thinks that each major deserves its own time in the spotlight. As for his thoughts on the experiment

demonstrated mixing liquid nitrogen and water, he compared it to shaking up a can of coke before opening it. Dean Jeff Cass wrapped up the evening, commending the College of Arts and Sciences faculty, the backbone of the college, by saying, “These people are such amazing people because they’re in it for the search, not the answer.” contact Catherine Olson at

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and Academic ResourcesCoalition). “We’ve seen participation expand to include hundreds of university and college campuses, research institutes, funding agencies, libraries, and think tanks – all connecting the fast-growing global momentum toward openness with the advancement of policy changes on the local level.” In 2009, Open Access Week spurred the announcement of actions including expanded open-access publication funds, the adoption of institution-wide open-access policies, and the release of new reports on the societal and economic benefits of OA.



The mask used by Michael Meyers in the movie “Halloween” was actually William Shatner’s mask painted white.

Candy sales in the US for Halloween average 2 billion annually.

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Open Access Week, the global event to promote free, immediate, online access to research now entering its fourth year, has been declared for October 18 to 24, 2010. Open Access Week is an opportunity for the worldwide academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access (OA), to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research. “Open Access Week has evolved from a one-day student event on a dozen campuses to a truly global phenomenon,” said Jennifer McLennan, Open Access Week program director at SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing



Maroon dominates in Blood Series by Anthony Drummer

Sometimes, Maroon actually can outshine Gold. The Maroon team defeated the Gold team 4-1 in this fall’s best-offive ULM Maroon & Gold Blood Series at Warhawk Field. As a result, the Gold team will donate blood as a part of the baseball team’s traditional good spirited wager, now in its seventh year. The series started well for the Maroon team when they recorded a 6-3 win over the Gold team in the series opener on Oct. 7. In his first- ever start for the Warhawks, Brent Gay pitched 5 1/3 innings, gave up one run on six hits and struck out six. The Maroon team rallied from a slow start and eventually won the game with a five-run sixth inning sparked by a grand slam by Jarrett Hammond.

The Maroon team played catch up in game two as well. Jeremy Sy put the Gold team ahead 8-6 in the top of the eighth inning with a grand slam. However, down by two in the bottom of the eighth, the Maroon team scored four runs to come back and win the game 10-8. Senior Wil Browning dominated Game 3, with six innings of four-hit, one-run ball. Sophomore Andrew Richardson closed out the final three innings for the Maroon team as they won the game 4-2 and clinched the sweep of the series over the Gold team. With the outcome of the series determined, the two teams still played the remaining two games and the Gold team was looking for a win before fall practice concluded. The Maroon team won game four 5-1, but the Gold team would finally get

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their first and only win in game five by a score of 7-4. The Warhawk baseball team finished 17-38 overall last season and is looking to improve on that record for this spring season. The Warhawks return 16 players from last year’s team including freshman All-American Judd Edwards, weekend starters Drew Granier and James Jones, closer Wil Browning and position starters Caleb Clowers, Jarrett Hammond, Matt Laird and Kelvin York. The 2011 season for the Warhawks begins against the Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners on Feb. 18 at Warhawk Field. ULM is looking to go back to the Sun Belt Conference baseball tournament, which will be held at Monroe. contact Anthony Drummer at

photo by Srdjan Marjanovic

Alan Williams of the Maroon team delivers a pitch in Game 5 of the Blood Series.


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About Next Week’s Game

ULM’s CURRENT RECORD: 2-3 (1-1 Sun Belt) LAST GAME: won 20-17 against Florida Atlantic PLAYER TO WATCH: Freshman QB Kolton Browning MT’s CURRENT RECORD: 2-4 (1-1 Sun Belt) LAST GAME: lost 42-14 to Georgia Tech PLAYER TO WATCH: Senior QB Dwight Dasher ALL-TIME SERIES: MT leads, 8-2 LAST MEETING: 2009, MTSU won, 38-19 LAST ULM WIN: 2005 (34-31)

FACT: Middle Tennessee’s 10-3 season in 2009 was the school’s best season since joining the FBS in 1999 and the Sun Belt’s first ever 10win team. In 2009, Dwight Dasher became only the fourth NCAA quarterback in history to pass for 2500 yards and run for 1000. Associated Press Top 15 1. Oregon 2. Boise St. 3. Oklahoma 4. TCU 5. Auburn 6. LSU 7. Alabama 8. Mich. St. 9. Utah

10. Wisconsin 11. Ohio St. 12. Stanford 13. Iowa 14. Nebraska 15. Arizona Source: Associated Press

Sun Belt Standings Troy FIU ULM ULL Ark. St. MTSU N. Texas FAU WKU

Conf. 3-0 2-0 2-1 2-2 2-2 1-1 1-3 0-2 0-2

Ovr. 4-2 2-4 3-3 2-4 2-5 2-4 1-6 1-4 0-6

(Through the NO/TB game)

232-103 227-108

For up-to-date standings visit

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ULM uses late heroics to beat WKU by LaMar Gafford

After three quarters, it looked as if Western Kentucky would win its first game in more than two years. Then came the fourth quarter. Faced with a 24-7 deficit, the Warhawks scored 28 points in the fourth quarter on Saturday in its 35-30 victory over the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. ULM (3-3, 2-1 Sun Belt) stands at the .500 mark at the midpoint of the season, and it extended Western Kentucky’s nation-worst losing streak to 26 games.

Freshman quarterback Kolton Browning continued his good season with his fifth straight 200-yard performance passing. Browning’s 209 passing yards made him the first Warhawk since Steven Jyles to accomplish that feat. Browning began the comeback after he found junior Luther Ambrose early in the fourth to cut the Hilltoppers’ lead down to 24-14. With only one passing touchdown by ULM, the team depended heavily on the running game. On the Warhawks’ next drive, Frank

Goodin converted two crucial plays on fourth down and his touchdown left ULM behind by three with 7:45 left in the game. The Warhawk defense held tough again, and freshman Jyruss Edwards put ULM ahead 28-24 with his second touchdown of the day, capping off a 60-yard rushing performance. Western Kentucky (0-6, 0-2) tried to answer back but Robert Nelson intercepted Kawaun Jakes’ pass and took it back for a touchdown to push the lead to 35-24. The Hilltopper offense re-

grouped and scored to pull within five points. However, a failed onside kick allowed the Warhawks to come away with its second close victory against the Hilltoppers in as many years. WKU led by 17 points on two separate occaisions, but could not win for the first time since 2008. The Warhawks stay on the road for this Saturday’s game against Middle Tennessee at Murfreesboro, Tenn. contact LaMar Gafford at

Volleyball still looking for first win by Jerry Cox

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Warhawk players look on after their Oct. 9 win against the Florida Atlantic Owls.

The ULM volleyball team is still searching for its first win after losses to Denver and North Texas this weekend. The Warhawks earned their first set victory since Sept. 11, but it was not enough in a 3-1 (25-16, 23-25, 25-23, 25-14) loss to Denver on Friday. A triple-double by Blanca Ocana was not enough to hold off the Lady Pioneers of Denver.

After losing the first set, the Warhawks bounced back and won the second set to tie the match at one. The third set proved to be just as difficult for the Warhawks, but fell late after failing to take control of the match with a 2-1 lead. In the fourth set, the Lady Pioneers left the Warhawks behind early jumping out to an 8-1 lead and closing the set with eight-straight points to win the

game. ULM (0-16, 0-7 Sun Belt) did not fare any better against North Texas on Saturday, losing in straight sets, 3-0 (25-13, 2523, 25-18). With only nine games left on the schedule, ULM will continue to look for its first win on the road this weekend against Middle Tennessee on Friday and Western Kentucky on Saturday. contact Jerry Cox at

photo by Srdjan Marjanovic

ULM players congratulate Denver after the loss on Friday.



1-on-1 Gustaf

Facts about Sweeden


Area: 174,000 sq mi (450,000 km²), the third largest country in Western Europe Forests: 53% Mountains: 11%


Gustaf Kocken is the latest ULM men’s golf sensation that is burning up the links with his great play this season. Away from the golf course, he is adjusting to life in the United States from has native home of Sweden. Despite all of this, he is your average person, and this is his story… LG: For the people that do not know you, where are you from? GK: I’m from Stockholm, the capital of Sweden. LG: What would you say is the biggest adjustment from Sweden to the United States? GK: First of all, the language. The language back home is easier to learn, harder to speak and talk in the classroom, but it’s totally different coming here. The other big adjustment when it comes to golf is the weather. Playing golf in 100 degrees instead 60 is a big difference. LG: About how many universities recruited you and what made you choose ULM? GK: I had contact with a couple of universities; this one though was one of the best in the South. I came first of all for the weather you guys have here in the South, but also ULM has a nice campus. LG: How is it to receive this much success in your freshman year? GK: I have a bunch of good teammates who told me not to worry so much the freshman year, get to know how college golf is. They have helped me get into college golf quick. LG: Best advice you have received from your teammates or Coach Hsu? GK: “Just keep on grinding, never give up.” That’s

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photo by: Reagan Robinette

Kocken watches on after hitting a shot on the fairway.

been our motto. If you keep on fighting, you’ll come up on top in the end. LG: Who is your favorite golfer? GK: I’ll have to go back to Sweden and pick Richard S. Johnson, who plays on the PGA Tour. LG: What three other golfers would make the ideal foursome for you to be in? GK: I’d have to pick Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy. LG: What are your hobbies off the golf course? GK: Golf takes up a lot of time, but I’m a guy who likes to enjoy myself and have a good time with my friends. I like to play Xbox. I’m a fun guy, I like to enjoy myself on the weekends. LG: Other than becoming a professional golfer, what do you hope to do after you graduate from ULM? GK: First of all, I want to go back to Sweden with hopephoto by: Srdjan Marjanovic fully a degree and to keep on practicing and doing good on the golf course, and hopefully being able to come back to the States. LG: Any advice you would give to any young aspiring golfer? GK: I’d say keep on fighting, keep on grinding, and work on two-shots and putting.

Kocken and ULM men’s golf team will look to continue its hot streak at the Lone contact LaMar Gafford at Star Invitational in San Antonio, which concludes Monday.

Cultivated land: 8% Lakes and rivers: 9% Capital: Stockholm Population: 9.4 million inhabitants Currency: Swedish krona (SEK)

Languages: Swedish; recognized minority languages: Sami (Lapp), Finnish, Meänkieli (Tornedalen Finnish), Yiddish, Romani Chib

Religion: In practice, Sweden is very secularized. The Church of Sweden is Evangelical Lutheran Life expectancy: Men 79 years, women 83 years

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