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Vitter wins over Melancon in U.S. senate race p.6

Award winning poet to speak on campus p.8

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November 08, 2010

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November 08, 2010



Sociology degree moving online Arts and Sciences plans on adding history and French to list by Ciera Paul

The University of Louisiana at Monroe has been offering a Bachelor of Arts degree for more than 40 years. Sociology is one of the many fields that ULM has offered. Lately there has been talk that the sociology department is moving completely online. Jeff Cass, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, is ready to clear up the rumors. “We are planning to move online,” Cass said. Classes are still available throughout the campus for students who prefer face-to-face interaction. However, there are many more courses in sociology lately that can be taken online than in previous years. This option makes the degree more accessible to students.

“We are planning to move online.”

Jeff Cass Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

Although some are excited about the option to get a sociology degree online, others feel that it will limit the knowledge gained. Melvin Davis, a senior health studies major from Shreveport, feels there are pros and cons to online classes. “The biggest con is that since it is 100% online, if one is not focused, they will not learn anything,” said Davis. The purpose of moving some classes online was to increase enrollment in the Gateway to Online Degree (GOLD) program. ULM’s GOLD program is a

Jones pops out of a coffin every year.

Jones gives students 20th annual fright by Jaclyn Jones

Photo by Lane Davis

Neil White, sociology professor, teaches his Popular Culture class in front of 100 students this semester.

convenient, flexible and affordable way to earn a degree in the comfort of the student’s own home. As students continue to enroll in the GOLD program, ULM’ s attendance will continue to rise. By expanding and putting the Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts online, the number of students will increase which also means an increase in the number of faculty. Tenesha Chatman, a junior from Calvin, feels sociology should be made available completely online. “Everything you need to know involving that degree is not really hands-on. It’s mainly reading and understanding,” Chatman said. Some students falsely feared that if ULM moved some sociology courses online then they couldn’t take the same classes in a classroom.

However, Cass assures online classes are extremely beneficial in multiple ways. “Instead of having an audi-

“The biggest con is that since it’s 100% online, if one is not focused, they will not learn anything.” Melvin Davis Senior health studies major

torium of 100 people, a smaller setting with online will increase discussion among students and increase the need for faculty,” Cass said. Aleesha Mullen, a senior from Columbus, Miss, is a fan of online courses. “They can be helpful. I learn when there is class interaction such as forums. It all depends on the professor,” Mullen said. Neil White, a sociology pro-

fessor at ULM, has embraced the new change. “We have a very broad sociology department with a range of perspectives and fields of interest and expertise,” White said. White is in his fifth year at ULM and is known most favorably for his sociology 1001 course, “Introduction to Sociology.” “I like teaching an online course as part of my course-load, and I suspect many students like having an online course as part of their course-load to make their schedules more suited to their busy schedules.” White said he hopes that having an online option makes the degree more accessible and makes a situation in which everybody comes out a winner.

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Imagine showing up to class to be told class is cancelled because the professor is dead. That’s what happened to a room full of students on Friday, Oct. 29 during their history class. In the spirit of Halloween, history professor H.P. Jones pulled his annual coffin prank. Jasmine Blanson, a freshman elementary education major from Monroe, was asked to partake in the prank. “Dr. Jones asked me to act as an honorary mourner as he entered the class for his makeshift funeral; the students were completely shocked,” Blanson said. Dr. Jones is known for his sense of humor and popped out of the coffin into a room filled with laughter, something he has been doing for 20 years. “It was really funny, and I was pretty excited at first when they said class was cancelled,” said Haley Sturdivant, a freshman education major from Monroe. “I just decided to do something the kids can enjoy; nobody gave me the idea, it’s just something I do,” said Jones. Next spring will be Jones’s final semester after almost 52 years of teaching. After teaching for 46 years at ULM, Jones is done coffin jumping. “I’ll probably donate the casket to the school if they want it,” Jones said. contact Jaclyn Jones at



November 08, 2010

‘Movember’ big hit with ULM students

Men grow mustaches for good cause by Jeana Chesnik

November is the month for raising awareness about men’s health and has now been dubbed “Movember.” “Movember” was created to help promote awareness for prostate cancer and other cancers in men. Movember originated in 2003 by men in Australia known as the Mo Bros. They were talking over a drink on how great it would be to bring back the mustache and began a competition to see who could grow the most ridiculous “Mo” throughout the month of November. Their mustaches struck up in-

terest so the brothers decided to use their idea for a good cause. Inspired by the women around them and their passion for raising awareness for breast cancer, the Mo Bros set out to do something great for men in the month of November. In 2004 the Mo Bros teamed up with the Prostate Cancer Foundation and LIVESTRONG and launched their first ‘Movember.’

“I want to see some mustaches around. They’re creepy and they’re awesome.” Jonathon Strange Senior art sculpture major

They raised $55,000 with 432 members. Just last year alone more than one million donors

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reached a total of $8 million donated towards these cancer foundations. Freshman Ian Burse, a graphic design major from Ruston, is excited about this month. “I think it’s awesome. It helps people out and all I have to do is sit here and grow a mustache,” Burse said.

When symptoms of these types of cancer are found early, there is a higher survival rate than when found much later on, especially in younger men. Prostate cancer is the leading cause of cancer of men in the United States and is the second leading cause of death in men behind lung cancer. Studies

show that one in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. Jonathon Strange, a senior art sculpture major from Monroe, is ready to begin growing his mustache. “I want to see some mustaches around. They’re creepy and they’re awesome. It’s for a good cause so you get to look kind of funny but then you have a good excuse for it,” Strange said. Brian Fassett, professor in the Art Department, is a cancer survivor himself and has also had a full grown mustache for more than 20 years. Fassett believes “Movember” is a good thing. “I think anything that raises people’s consciousness of illness is a good thing, Not just of diagnosing things, but preventing things,” Fassett said. contact Jeana Chesnik at

Countdown to Thanksgiving break has started Students feel Fall Break was too early, ready for another one by Melinda Johnson

Photo by Reagan Robinette

Jon Wages studies in the library.

Students say they feel the early placement of ULM’s Fall Break is one of the reasons they are less motivated this semester. Brandon Bowman, a sophomore mass communications major from West Monroe agrees that he is less motivated. “I’ve been going to class less this semester because it’s been so long since Fall Break. Thanksgiving Break needs to come soon,” said Bowman. Fall Break happened at the end of September, a couple weeks earlier than usual. The two-day break allows students

to recharge before continuing their semester. However, this year the break was during the same month as another day off, Labor Day. Fall Break was only three-and a-half weeks after Labor Day. Thanksgiving Break is sevenand-a half weeks after Fall Break. Some students seem less motivated to do work and go to class because it has been so long since they had a break. Even a small two-day break can be enough to allow students to rest up if properly placed. Fall Break was so early this year that students were not even in need of a break when it happened and

now have the rest of November to get through before Thanksgiving Break.

“Breaks are scheduled to occur when athletic events are away from campus.” Eric Pani Vice President of Academic Affairs

There are two main things considered when planning breaks in an academic calendar. “Breaks are scheduled to occur when athletic events are away from campus,” said Eric

Pani, the vice president of Academic Affairs. It is done this way so students don’t have to choose between going home and going to the game. “They [the Calendar Committee] try to place breaks so that a balanced schedule results and two breaks don’t occur during a single half of a semester,” Pani said. If Fall Break and Thanksgiving Break were both in the same half of the semester, it would cause academic difficulties for faculty and students. contact Melinda Johnson at

November 08, 2010


Up Til Dawn raises more money for St. Jude by Heidi Fuller

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Beau Johnston and Brandy Heckford participate in the letter sending event.


ULM’s Up Til Dawn collected 7,803 fundraising letters Wednesday at its annual Letter Sending Party. If immediate cheers that met one emcee’s question, “How was everyone’s Up Til Dawn experience tonight?” weren’t assuring enough, Andres Granada, a junior marketing

major from Baton Rouge, predicts the 2010 Letter Sending Party’s impact will match that of past years. “We raise about $2,000 each semester with Captured for a Cure, but here we’re going to raise around $20,000 from this event alone,” Granada said. Up Til Dawn team members aimed to gather 50 personal addresses to send letters asking friends

and family to donate to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Letter writers were treated to free Raising Cane’s and Catfish Charlie’s, among other venders who were there in support of the event. A game station in the back of the room provided bowling, Scene It, Apples to Apples and Twister for students needing a break.

Negative Nancy, Andi Sherman, Amber Atkins, Joshua Green and others performed throughout the night to provide writers with entertainment “Every year more people come, we raise more money, and we save more lives,” Granada said. contact Heidi Fuller at

In Rememberance of Ashton Croft

Ashton Tyler Croft

“The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.” -Cicero

Photo by Devon Raymond

Students gathered in the Quad Thursday night to hold vigil in memory of Croft.

Two weeks ago, ULM suffered the lose of Ashton Tyler Croft, a senior due to graduate in June. He died unexpectedly at his home in Monroe on Oct. 26, 2010. Croft was a thrower for the ULM track team. The members of the track team held a candle-

light vigil in honor of his memory on Thursday in the Quad. Croft leaves behind his mother, father and eight siblings. He also leaves behind his extended family consisting of his grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins. Croft will be greatly missed by the Warhawk family.



November 08, 2010

Hawkeye P.O.V. Speak up and use your freedom

In response to the pornography articles:

Christian gives his perspective

I realize that if this were to be posted it’d make for the third one in a row dedicated to pornography. But, the last two articles, both for and against, have landed so far off the point that I feel the Spirit convicts me to write this. So, let me start by saying, I am against pornography but not at all in the same way Ms. Collette is. Because frankly, what business of mine is it, as a Christian, to enforce my morals on people who don’t believe in my God and aren’t saved in the first place? What good does it do if I convict them that pornography is a sin and horrible for relationships if they are not saved? It’s like trying to cure someone’s cancer while they’re chained to the wall of a burning house. They are in the world’s hands, not God’s- they are un-

able to see why pornography is evil because they’re blind to Christ. So while I respect what Collette was trying to do, I have to diverge from her point. Matthew 5:27-29 says “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body be thrown into hell.” What’s the point of having someone gouge out their eye if they’re missing Christ and still destined to Hell (And look, I love you all. I pray for all of you and can vouch for other Christians on campus that do as well. I realize the backlash this will

get me but I love you more than I love your opinion about me.)? There is none. So, any argument to get someone out of their sin without addressing the root issue of a lost soul is frankly an exercise in futility.

“Pornography is a sin- thus, it stores up the wrath of God.” Jason Weimar

Now as for the argument in favor of pornography, I’m not going to judge what you do or support if you’re not in Christ because Romans 2 forbids judging outside of the church. But, I will say this- everyone, including myself, is storing up God’s wrath in their sin. And, pornography is a sin- thus, it stores up the wrath of God. Thus, it

Election time is the perfect time to talk about the power of your voice and the power of your written word. It seems like the only people who like to complain about an election result are the people who donn’t vote; the people who decided not to speak up and share their thoughts by casting a ballot. The Hawkeye has said it before and will continue to advocate the “If you didn’t vote, don’t complain” point of view. It’s important for everyone, especially students, to speak up and tell the government, the university, etc. exactly how you’re feeling or exactly what you want to see happen. How is anyone supposed to know how you feel if you don’t speak up and use the voice you

have the freedom to use? Our future is in the hands of the elected officials, like David Vitter, so it is important to say what we need to say so he’ll do what we want him to do. Politicians understand the power of their voice. It’s apparent by the large amount of smear campaign commercials that magically appear around an election season. We may roll our eyes when the commercials appear, but they do have an impact on our choice when we vote. We remember the hateful words that are said and the bad things the other candidate wants us to know about their opponent. Words are powerful, so use them wisely. Voice your opinion; cast your vote.

is not that an addiction to pornography is a sin- it’s that any sexual stimulation outside of a married man and his wife is sin (pornographic viewing between couples is a sin as well). I’m addicted to caffeine. It doesn’t affect my life at all, but I couldn’t stop it easily if I wanted. That’s not a sin because I’m not in rebellion against God. Pornography, at heart, is a sin. It doesn’t matter if it interferes with your daily activity because in its simplest form it is a rebellion against God our creator. Matthew 22:37-38 says: “And (Jesus) said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment.” Guys, if you’re not a Christian I’m much more concerned for your salvation than pornogra-

phy and I have no right to judge you for it. But if you’re a proclaiming Christian and you’re looking at porn, know this: I love you but you need to get this straight with God. It’s a sin and may signify you’re not saved in the first place. If you’re struggling with it, let someone know. There are churches and college ministries like the BCM and Wesley that would love to help you out and conquer this sin. We in BCM are in the quad every Thursday from 9-12. Or, you can drop an informational card in our prayer box in the BCM (it’s to the right as you come in) and we’ll get to you. But whatever the case, we’d love to help. God loves you and so do we- we both want to see victory over this in you. Jason Weimar Junior history major

November 08, 2010

Opinions by Jarred Hardee

Oklahoma mom upset over son’s assignment to write pledge of allegiance in Spanish. She supports the study of another language, but feels the pledge should be said in English only. She believes English is our country’s language. However, America has no official language. Many admendments have been written in order to change the constitution stating that as the official language, the English language shall be used for all public acts. However, most of them fail due to the Bilingual Education Act, which provides education to those who speak a language other than English. If English was the declared language, it would be a legitimate arguement. I can’t justify her discontent with pledge being translated. After all, it’s a school assignment, and many times students don’t want to do them regardless if it evokes a political opinion.



Sex sells music, but where is the love?

Happening LPGA creates rules to prevent transexual Lana Lawless from competing. Are transexuals treated unfairly? Or do transgender athletes have a biochemical advantage over others? “I am, in all respects, legally, and physically female,” Lawless said in a statement. However, the LPGA adopted a “female at birth” rule, making Lawless ineligible. Lawless has filed a lawsuit trying to appeal this rule. Where is the line for transgenders in sports? Lawless claims that her testosterone levels are average for a woman and she doesn’t have the same physicial abilities as he/she used to possess. After looking at Lawless, she distinctly has a mascualine advantage over other women. The LPGA rule seems unfair, but they have a legitimate reason for this rule, even if the reason is Lawless herself.


Illegal immigrants in Washington going door to door advocativng politicians. Illegals who can’t vote themselves are still adament about having their voice heard through others. They have met no opposition. “If we can’t vote ourselves, we’re gonna knock on doors, or get family members to vote.” said Jayapal, leader of OneAmerica Votes. They are taking risk as illegal immigrants, but they believe it is worth the risk during elections. Being here illegally is one issue but advocating for politicians is a slipperly slope. I think they are entitled to an opinion, but their influence could have negative effects. This is our country, our America, not there’s. Let’s not allow illegals to control our opinions. contact Jarred Hardee at

Music is supposed to be a form of speaking, a form of expressing one’s opinion and it’s supposed to inspire and uplift and make people think. It isn’t supposed to encourage sexual intercourse or cheating. Which brings me to another EDDIE RAY FOUNTAIN issue I’m having with the music I remember when there was of today; hardly anyone sings a time when music spoke to about love anymore. I can repeople and had great meaning. member some of the greats, “I I could watch a video and the Will Always Love you,” “Here video would tell such a story I and Now,” and “My Heart Will would be eager to see it again. Go On,” just to name a few. Now it’s hard for me to come Now it seems the songs that get by that feeling anymore. Now the most recognition these days it seems music is focused more are songs promoting cheating or on sex than having the words breaking up. Can we really be or videos mean this cynical with something. relationships? When it “Why do the major- Do we really comes to the enjoy the harsh type of songs ity of musical artists tones of hate I enjoy listen- have to go down the over the soft ing to, I prefer tones of love? road of sex?” a selection that I, again, surely doesn’t refer to hope not. women by derogative names or There is some hope, however, that uses a vast amount of pro- because even though there are a fane language. This is the same few songs that are put out there for videos; I prefer to watch just to promote sex, there are videos that relate to the song in songs out there that are remia nonsexual way, whether it be niscent of what songs used to literally, figuratively, or meta- be about. It’s because of these phorically. I still have hope that one day it I find myself asking, why do won’t be just about sex, or cheatthe majority of musical artists ing, or breaking up. It gives me have to go down the road of sex? hope that music videos won’t Why do men have to simulate promote sexual intercourse or sex with women in their videos, some other form of meaningless or why do women have to be acts. Hopefully, one day the mualmost completely naked when sic industry will return to using singing their songs? Is sex need- its creativity for the majority of ed that much to sell music in making the music mean sometoday’s society? Is the statement, thing and not for making sex. “Sex sells,” more true than I once thought? Well, I surely contact Eddie Ray Fountain at hope not.




November 08, 2010

Matt and Kim get too cute with new album, ‘Sidewalks’ by Collette Keith

When I first heard that Matt & Kim’s new album, Sidewalks, was coming out, I was more than ready to jump on the bandwagon stuffed full with pixie cut, plaid shirted indie kids. However, I found the electro-pop duo difficult to support and simply couldn’t bring myself to be an advocate of what was very repetitive, 90’s junk pop. When the two try to drop the old sound and achieve something newfound, their music ends up sounding like an Atari gone haywire. The duo did manage to incorporate a more current sound into their music, and it was not all recycled. Matt is able to capture that more modern, overly dramatic whine that plagues today’s music. His vocals sound like the product of a tangle of Fall Out Boy and Owl City, over-pronouncing his

words and singing as if he had two fingers stuck up his nose. The track that tries to break out of the simplistic melodies and lyrical arrangements that the rest of the album gets stuck in is “Cameras.” For the first 30 seconds or so, the song achieves what Matt and Kim have the potential to be. It is still pop, extremely light hearted and fun. However, its melody is something unique to the rest of the album. They leave behind the synthesizers, break out some trumpets, a xylophone and punchy drums beats. The song is the embodiment of what Matt & Kim ought to be, and have the potential to be as they mature as a band. contact Collette Keith at photo courtesy of MCT Campus

McCombs to read poetry at ULM on Wednesday At 7 p.m. on Wedneday, Davis McCombs will be reading his poetry in the Library Conference Center. Davis McCombs’ first book, “Ultima Thule,” was chosen by W. S. Merwin as the winner of the 1999 Yale Series of Younger Poets. Called “the finest Yale Poets selection in years” by Publishers Weekly, it was named one of five finalists for a National Book Critics Circle Award in poetry. His second book, “Dismal Rock (Tupelo 2007),” was chosen by Linda Gregerson as the winner of the Dorset Prize. He is the recipient of a grant

from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship, a Henry Hoyns Fellowship from the University of Virginia, and a Wallace Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University. His poems have appeared in Poetry, The Missouri Review, Pleiades, The Kenyon Review, Best American Poetry 1996, Best American Poetry 2008, Virginia Quarterly Review and many other places. An interview with Davis McCombs appeared in turnrow, Vol 6.1 He lives in Fayetteville, Ark, where he directs the Creative Writing Program at the University of Arkansas.

November 08, 2010




‘Centurion’ trips over sword and sandal by Zachary Keith Parker

New web series, ‘LXD,’ premieres on Hulu

“Centurion” doesn’t know whether it’s “Gladiator” or “King Arthur” or “Tristan and Isolde.” So it mixes them all. The movie, starring Michael Fassbinder (from “Inglourious Basterds” and “Hunger”), is about a roman soldier named Quintus, who after being captured by barbarians, helps the remnant of the Ninth Legion. Any more plot summary would hurt worse than the countless, blood-spurty killings herein. The movie doesn’t really get going until we have a strained romance start

at a witch’s cabin, which is where we begin to see these characters as something resembling human. There’s an earlier scene where a group of soldiers perform an obnox-

iously dull ice breaker of “name and occupation, please.” But at the witch’s cabin, we get a brief glimpse, not only into Fassbinder’s character, but into the male comraderie this movie so desperately tries to reproduce. Of course, the movie goes through four or five more personality transfers before ending. Fassbinder’s final, triumphant signature is a somersault kill. Surely, he learned it from his gladiator father, but this “Centurion” can’t entertain enough to get a thumbs up. contact Zachary Keith Parker at

by Eddie Ray Fountain

LXD, also known as The League of Extraordinary Dancers, is a web series that opens audiences to the world of dance through means of mixing the supernatural and reality together. The Web series, which is now in its second season, is set in a world where dance is a supernatural ability a person is either born with or obtains through specific types of objects. These chosen individuals who prove their skills are then selected by the LXD via mysteriously placed letters. The antagonist arises in the form of a dance alliance known as The Alliance of the Dark, with whom the LXD is at war with because they want to rule over mankind. Watching the show, it has great potential because it opens up a new idea on the world of dance. The acting is a bit mediocre, but that’s nothing that can’t be fixed with the right direction. For a show that doesn’t use any wire work and very few special effects, it provides great entertainment. Out of everything in the show the dancing is the best part of the series. If the creator, Jon Chu, who is also the director and writer of the series, stays on this current path, this could be a web series that takes off and garners many viewers. The LXD can be seen every Wednesday on the online site HULU. contact Eddie Ray Fountain at

Networks cancel TV shows by Eddie Ray Fountain

November sweeps are here in the world of television entertainment and it seems like there are many shows that have been on the cancelation chopping block by the end of this year. Some of the shows that have been cancelled so far are NBC’S “Outlaw,” FOX’S “Lonestar,” and ABC’S “The Gates,” just to name a few. It seems the reasons for the many cancellations are low viewership. Every season new shows come out and all this

money is spent to produce them, only to have them cancelled within one season or worse, two episodes. Reality shows and Web series seem to be taking off with much more intensity, seemingly replacing the T.V. shows on the primetime schedule in the eyes of the American public. One has to wonder if Americans are getting bored by what’s on T.V. today or if Hollywood is being too hasty in its cancellations. contact Eddie Ray Fountain at

‘Winter’sBone’ makes top 2010 list by Zachary Keith Parker

“Winter’s Bone” is one of the best films of 2010. An authentic picture of Arkansas life, “Winter’s Bone” follows Ree Dolly as she cares for her medically distracted mother and mothers her two younger siblings. When her father posts their land on bail, she must find him to keep her family together. Ree visits all the men in the area for help. But they offer none. The men in this picture pose, threaten, stand and growl. But it’s Ree and the women who serve, care and fight. contact Eddie Ray Fountain at



November 08, 2010

‘Cabaret’ receives standing ovation from audience Musical has it all: dancing, singing, Cass and Nazis by Brandy Heckford

“Cabaret” received a well deserved standing ovation Saturday night, as it is one of the best productions that has come out of the Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA). Jeffery Cass, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, shined well as the Emcee character of

the play. From plot to performance this production was a hit. Elizabeth Bennett, a senior music performance major and native to Monroe, played the lead female role, Sally. The play was filled with many Nazi political references. The performers did a good job in reflecting how people of Germany, leading up to World War

photo by Robert Brown

Students perform along side Dean Cass in musical number II, could have blindly supported the Holocaust. Once in the play Sally even said, “It’s only

Horrors of collegiate car damages

photo by Ronald Michelli

Damage suffered as a result of on campus parking.

Students left helpless to risks of parking on campus by Andrew McDonald

Most students who drive and park on campus have received a ticket for parking in the wrong place, or even who have a few dents and dings on their vehicle due to the tight squeeze into spaces that cars have to make. Backing out is a major problem as the blind spots are everywhere. Having a car constantly parked on campus is similar to

leaving a car in a permanent parking garage. The risk of damages increases as there is constant traffic going on next to parked cars with students coming and going. This, as opposed to one’s own driveway, poses much more probable damage to a student’s vehicle. Freshmen and new transfer students seem to be the ones that are having the most trouble

parking on campus. “I have had over $130 worth of parking tickets,” said freshman Spanish education major Heather Duncan. “I even got a ticket for parking two inches over a line while I was going to pay another ticket.” Students who commute to campus often park two or three blocks away from the campus, adding to the time to get to class. One of the largest lots, a gravel parking lot between Capital One bank and the Airway Science building is filled with cars even before 9 a.m. This makes the students who arrive for the later classes have to park even further away, such as the coliseum parking lot, or even at some of the residence halls. Whether it is a matter of lack or parking or careless student drivers, student’s cars are the ones who are reaping the consequences. contact Andrew McDonald at

politics. What’s it got to do with us?” The dancing invoked inti-

mate attention to every aspect of the play. The dancers, along with the well executed songs, definitely helped shape the main scene of the play, the Kit Kat Klub, a fairy tale view of the world, a cabaret. The Emcee’s line said it best, “In here, life is beautiful.” However, in reality their world was burning. Bravo to the actors, singers, and dancers of Cabaret to a job well done. contact Brandy Heckford at

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November 08, 2010


For ULM, there is a lot in a name by Courtney Collins

ULM was first established in September of 1931. The Indians were the official mascot and the colors were and still remain maroon and gold. Yet there is so much more about ULM that has been long forgotten. The school was originally named Ouachita Parish Junior College. In just a few short years the school changed its name again to Northeast Center of Louisiana State University in

ULM 1951

1934 and once more to Northeast Junior College of Louisiana State University.

Legislation approved to have ULM become a full college offering academic degrees.

Senate election concludes As polls close, Vitter chosen over Melancon by Brandy Heckford

Louisiana citizens re-elected Republican incumbent David Vitter to represent them in the Senate, Tuesday. Vitter, who won 57 percent of the votes, defeated Democratic opponent Charlie Melancon in what many people felt was a very predictable outcome. Vitter led in every non-internal poll for several months before the election in many cases leading Melancon by double digits. Vitter maintains his platform centering on family values, despite the controversy he has suffered in recent years due to questions about his own moral character. Apparently, many voters have forgiven Vitter for his “serious

sins” and feel comfortable putting him back into office. Melancon, on the other hand, constantly battled accusations of being an Obama lapdog, a concept which does not sit well with the majority of conservative Louisiana voters. To many voters, Melancon never really had much of a chance in this election.

“Louisiana has rejected the policies of President Obama and his party.” -Matt Morgan Matt Morgan, a senior history major from West Monroe and President of the College Republicans, felt very strongly about the election. “Senator Vitter is a leading voice against an administration that has sought to punish prosperity and limit individual freedom.” Morgan believes that the state has stood up for itself against a

toxic party. “Louisiana has rejected the policies of President Obama and his party. A party that would destroy the greatest economic engine the world has ever seen. A party that would put the health needs of Louisiana’s citizens into the hands of government bureaucrats. Louisiana should celebrate Senator Vitter’s victory,” said Morgan. Joshua Stockley, a political science professor and faculty advisor for the College Democrats, has his own view of the election. “The election showed that people are unhappy with the economy, not Obama or the Democratic Party.” Stockley backs up his statement by pointing out that 37 percent voted on candidates with no regard to the President, and 24 percent voted because they did support the President. However, only time will tell if Senator Vitter and the Republican Party will help bring Louisiana out of danger. contact Brandy Heckford at

Its name was changed for a fourth time to Northeast Louisiana State College. In 1953 the Division of Theatre and Drama was established and headed by George C. Brain, who brought Broadway stars to perform with his students. The College of Pharmacy also became accredited by the American Council on Pharmacy Education. In 1969 the first doctoral degrees were issued out and for 30 years the university was called Northeast Louisiana University before finally becom-


ing University of Louisiana at Monroe in 1999. In 2006 ULM had to retire the 75-year-old mascot due to NCAA restrictions against American Indian mascots; it was considered abusive and degrading. In 2006, the committee selected the Warhawk to be our official mascot, paying horror to Gen. Clair Lee Chennault and the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk aircraft. contact Courtney Collins at

Freshmen Film Festival Brought to you by the University 1001 Seminar

November 18th 7:00 PM ULM Grove Come out and vote for your favorite freshman film!



November 08, 2010

Pharmacy, meteorology, and others make ULM unique by Andrew McDonald

The university has some very unique majors, from pharmacy to meteorology and even agribusiness. ULM is known around the state, region and even nation for its College of Pharmacy. Anyone who’s been on campus before has seen the giant concrete snake on Sugar Hall.

The school of pharmacy was established in 1956 by a congressman who saw the need for a second school of pharmacy in Louisiana (second to Xavier in New Orleans.) ULM is also one of a few schools in the nation that offers a bachelor of science in Pharmacy. The school of pharmacy also houses a bachelor of science in

Toxicology, one of six schools in the nation to offer it. The bachelor of science in Agribusiness is a remnant of the School of Agriculture, started in the 1950’s in Filhoil Hall. The degree gives students a basis in farm management and produce marketing, which are beneficial considering the position of Louisiana agriculturally. ULM’s bachelor of science

in Atmospheric Sciences is the only one in the state of Louisiana, and is prized by alumni. Weathermen and hurricane hunters seek this degree, and the classes give students a basic knowledge of the national weather, along with the bizarre weather of Louisiana and how it works. contact Andrew McDonald at

There’s strong. Then there’s Army Strong. Do you want to jump­start your career plans? Apply for the Army ROTC Leader’s Training Course at ULM. This 4­week leadership development course will challenge and push you to your limits. After you finish, you will be ready for life as a leader when you graduate from college as an Army Officer. To get started, contact MSG John Payne at 318­342­1561 or ASK ABOUT OUR SUMMER LEADERSHIP AND SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES. VISIT OUR DEPARTMENT ON THE SECOND FLOOR OF BROWN STADIUM AND ALLOW US TO GIVE YOU DETAILS ABOUT THIS PHENOMENAL LEADERSHIP TRAINING OPPORTUNITY.


November 08, 2010



This Month in


This November, the American Diabetes Association is asking: How will you Stop Diabetes速? The future is in your hands. Last November, the American Diabetes Association launched the Stop Diabetes movement, with the audacious goal of having 1 million people join in the first year. So far, more than 835,000 people around the country have raised their hand and pledged to join the fight. There are plenty of ways you can become involved in American Diabetes Month and the Stop Diabetes movement this November. There is no time to waste. Diabetes is a disease with deadly consequences. Drastic action is needed. From everyone. Tools are available to help spread the word. You can discover more ways to become engaged in American Diabetes Month by visiting

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November 08, 2010

Men’s basketball to get tougher under new coach ULM picked to finish last in division, conference by DeRon Talley

photo by Srdjan Marjanovic

Marcelis Hansberry (center) looks to pass during practice.

The ULM men’s basketball team is opening its 201011 campaign on Friday at Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas. Last season the Warhawks finished with an overall record of 12-19 and went 6-12 in the Sun Belt Conference. The Warhawks gave up 16.2 turnovers per game, which led to the exit of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament. ULM has a new feisty coach who has a lot of history tied into the school, and he is looking to bring success to the basketball program. From the looks of the off-season acquisitions, the team is looking sort of out of tune with each other, while head coach Keith Richard demands that they not turn the ball over. As the team strives to gain chemistry and limit turnovers, it also has to impress a demanding coach of such few things. Those things that he demands most are: toughness and no turnovers. Richard said, “Any team that has success has a tough-

ness about them.” Richard charges his players with mental thoughts that can become true if applied in the right areas. Richard admitted that they have identified the strengths, but also of course, the weaknesses are exposed. Once they are able to clean up on those weaknesses the Warhawks can surprise the Sun Belt Conference come the end of the season. “We cant get out of that charRichard acter or we start slinging the ball all over the place, and then we just look like an intramural team. And we don’t want to look like an intramural team” said Richard. A starting line-up is yet to be decided for the seasopn-opener, but Richard shows no concern in that becoming a problem. The Warhawks will open the season on the road for the first two contest and will have the home-opener on Nov. 20 hosting Southeastern Oklahoma State University. contact DeRon Talley at


November 08, 2010 About Next Week’s Game

ULM’s CURRENT RECORD: 4-5 (3-3 Sun Belt) LAST GAME: lost 42-35 (2OT) to FIU PLAYER TO WATCH: Freshman WR Tavarese Maye LSU’s CURRENT RECORD: 8-1 (5-1 SEC) LAST GAME: won 24-21 against Alabama PLAYER TO WATCH: Junior CB Patrick Peterson ALL-TIME SERIES: LSU leads 1-0 LAST MEETING: 2003, LSU won, 49-7 LAST ULM WIN: ULM has never won against LSU

FACT: LSU won the National Championship in 2003, the last year the two Louisiana schools squared off. LSU has won 26 straight games against Louisiana teams. Their last loss to an instate team came on Nov. 27, 1982 to Tulane. Associated Press Top 15 1. Oregon 2. Auburn 3. TCU 4. Boise St. 5. LSU 6. Wisconsin 7. Stanford 8. Ohio St. 9. Nebraska

10. Mich. St. 11. Alabama 12. Okla. St. 13. Iowa 14. Arkansas 15. Utah Source: Associated Press

Sun Belt Standings Conf.

Troy 4-1 FIU 3-1 Ark. St. 4-2 MTSU 2-2 ULM 3-3 FAU 2-3 ULL 2-3 UNT 2-4 WKU 1-4

Ovr. 5-3 3-5 4-5 3-5 4-5 3-5 2-7 2-7 1-8

Pick ‘Em Challenge Standings (as of the NO/CAR game)

Team ULM Team Hawkeye

324-161 307-178

For up-to-date standings visit www.ulmhawkeyeonline. com


ULM loses 42-35 in double OT to FIU Interception, failed conversion doom Warhawks by LaMar Gafford

The ULM Warhawks dropped a painful game on Saturday against the Florida International Golden Panthers, 42-35, in double overtime. ULM quarterback Kolton Browning erupted for 339 yards and three touchdowns for the ULM’s first 300-yard passing performance since 2006. However, it was his costly interception late in the fourth quarter that extended the game. Both teams matched touchdowns in the first overtime period, but ULM could not respond to Darriet Perry’s touchdown that sealed the game for the Golden Panthers. ULM (4-5, 3-3 Sun Belt) passed the ball extremely well as Browning completed 27 of his 38 passes. Tavarese Maye led all Warhawk receiv-

ers with 146 yards on seven catches. Maye also scored a touchdown that allowed ULM to come back from a 17-7 deficit. FIU (3-5, 3-1 Sun Belt) kept up the tempo in the game with a balanced offensive attack and huge performance by junior wide receiver T.Y. Hilton. Hilton scored four touchdowns in a variety of ways to along with 291 all-purpose yards. Perry ran the ball the ball 20 times for 112 yards to bolster the Golden Panthers’ running game. ULM will look to bounce back against the No. 5-ranked LSU Tigers at 6 p.m. Saturday. The game will be shown on pay-per-view. contact LaMar Gafford at

Women’s basketball to use youth, depth to avenge 2009-10 season by Jerry Cox

After last season’s disappointing finish, coach Mona Martin and the ULM women’s basketball team are excited to begin this season with a fresh start. The Warhawks plan on building upon last year’s 10-19 record with nine returning players, including seniors Sannisha Williams and Priscilla Mbiandja. ”It was really disappointing, it was probably the most frustrating year I’ve had here,” Martin said. “We had Martin a lot of key injuries that really hurt us. We played about six or seven close games last season that we lost because we ended up running out of steam at the end.” The junior class should stand

out after the knowledge and experience they all gained last year. “I knew it wasn’t the best thing but it was the only thing,” said Martin. “I felt like I was throwing them to the wolves but I’m glad I did. Now they’re tougher and more experienced.” Six-foot-one forward Asleigh Simmons leads this year’s freshman class that will play a key role of the team’s success.

“This is probably the best recruiting class we’ve had in a long time” -head coach Mona Martin

The class’s speed, quickness, work ethic and passionate play will help the overall team’s gameplan. “This is probably the best recruiting class we’ve had in a long

time,” Martin said. “They can all score, they play fast and up tempo.” Martin’s three assistants are experienced with her system and will also help the team jell together. LaJeanna Howard and Gerline Guillaume played under Martin in the 2000’s, while Eun Jung Ok, is a previous Kodak All-American who played on the 1984-85 team that made the Final Four. “I love my coaching staff. they each bring something special to our program. I‘m really comfortable and confident in everything they do,” said Martin. The Warhawks open up with an exhibition game with Henderson State at 7 p.m. Monday. The season begins at 7 p.m. Friday against New Orleans. contact Jerry Cox at

photo by Srdjan Marjanovic

Luther Ambrose (left) struggles for more yards after the catch.

Preseason Sun Belt Women’s Basketball Poll

(first place votes in parentheses)

Western Division UALR (12) Denver Arkansas St. North Texas ULM ULL

72 55 45 39 21 20

Eastern Division WKU (11) Middle Tenn. (1) FIU S. Alabama FAU Troy

71 56 43 43 22 17

All-Sun Belt 1st Team Chasity Reed (UALR) Kaetlyn Murdoch (Denver) Elisa Carey (FIU) Arnika Brown (WKU) Amy McNear (WKU)

All-Sun Belt 2nd Team Asriel Rolfe (UALR) Shanika Butler (UALR) Shay Scott (Arkansas St.) Emily Queen (MiddleTenn.) Jasmine Godbolt (North Texas)



1-on-1 Kolton

November 08, 2010



THE BROWNING FILE HEIGHT: 6-1 WEIGHT: 196 HOME: Mabank, Texas YEAR: Freshman (RS) STATS: 191/301, 2080 yards, 12 TD, 8 INT; 139 carries, 306 yards, 3 TD

by Jerry Cox

Last season, Kolton Browning observed the game from the sidelines. This season, Browning became ULM’s starting quarterback and led the Warhawks to a 4-5 record, including a win over four-time defending Sun Belt champion Troy. Here is more about the man behind the facemask… JC: What would you say is the hardest thing about college? KB: The hardest thing definitely is trying to remember all of your assignments and when they’re due. In high school, you have the teachers there to remind you of all your assignments. Up here, it’s all on you. JC: Is it hard trying to balance football and school work? KB: It’s a tough job, just because football takes so much of your time. You have to wake up early some days to lift weights, there are mandatory study halls for freshmen, and sometimes practice runs a little late. But, if you want to succeed at both the tools are here for you. JC: We all know you were an amazing football player, but what kind of student were you in high school? KB: Well, entering my senior year I had just below the requirements for graduat-

ing with honors. So I dedicated my senior year to working hard to pull my average up so I could graduate with honors by the time I graduated, and I did. I graduated 28th out of around 200 students. JC: How did you feel after you were named the starter? KB: It was a great feeling. It was killing me to sit out all of last year. I was really happy that the coaches had faith in me to lead the team this season. JC: Do you consider yourself a leader, and was it hard to earn the respect of your teammates? KB: As a quarterback you have to be a leader, you can’t just sit back and let things go wrong. You have to speak up and say, “Hey guys, let’s get it going.” I don’t photo by: Srdjan Marjanovic

think it was hard, I think I earned their respect by the way I play; talk to them, and after sitting out last year and starting over in the spring together. JC: What’s the biggest difference between high school and college football? KB: Speed, the speed of the game was definitely a big surprise. My first game was against Arkansas and they were just flying by. Now it feels like the game has slowed down a bit over time, it kind of feels like high school again. JC: How do the coaches handle you and how do you handle the coaches?

KB: They treat me just like everyone else, we have a great coaching staff and they expect a lot from us. I just listen to everything they say and make sure I know all the plays so I can continue to prove myself to them. JC: Any dreams of playing in the NFL? KB: If it presents itself, I would definitely love the opportunity but, if not I would like to go back to Texas and coach somewhere over there.

Browning and the ULM football team are searching for its first bowl trip since becoming a member of the Football Bowl Subdivision in 1994. Come out and support the team at Malone Stadium on Nov. 20 against North Texas and Nov. 27 against ULL.

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ULM Hawkeye from November 08, 2010

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ULM Hawkeye from November 08, 2010