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March 14, 2011




Utah to turn safety off on campus New law allows students to carry concealed gun by Jaclyn Jones

The debate on whether or not to permit firearms on college campuses has been growing rapidly over the years. While some argue the pros of permitting firearms on college campus, mainly that of self defense, others argue that the answer to violence is not more violence. 26 states have regulations that prohibit firearms on university campuses. In almost evNeville ery state, except Utah, the school has the authority to create their own policy. After years of upholding a ban on firearms on campus, Utah is currently the only state that now allows permit holders to carry guns on college campuses. Other states, such as Arizona and Michigan, currently have bills pending in hopes to overturn the ban of guns on college campuses. Firearm bills have been rejected in over 20 states within the last four years, including Louisiana. Yet it’s only a matter of time before one is brought up again. In 2009, ULM partnered with other Louisiana universities and declared their opposition to House Bill 27, which would have allowed for concealed handguns on the college campuses in Louisiana. ULM’s Student Government Association, SGA, argued that although there may have been some concerns in regards to campus security, the permitting of firearms would not prevent or decrease the chances of violence on campus,

but rather increase the risk of violence. SGA president, Brook Sebren, simply stated, “It’s all about the safety of our students.” Many ULM students believe that the allowance of firearms could increase the chances of an accident. LaQuaneisha Smith, a freshman undeclared major from Shreveport, doesn’t believe students should be allowed to carry guns on campus, whether they have a permit or not.

DID YOU KNOW? LOUISIANA HOUSE BILL 27 SHOT DOWN In 2009, The House voted 86-18 to kill a bill that would have allowed qualified students 21 and older and faculty members to carry concealed weapons on college campuses. What’s your opinion? Log on to and take our poll.

“I think we should have the right to bear arms, but I don’t think it’s necessary on campus.” Brad Neville freshman history major “Absolutely not, the thought of somebody carrying a loaded gun while sitting next to me in a classroom scares me, for the simple fact that it’s a loaded gun,” Smith said. “It could fall out, hit the floor and go off. Accidents can happen,” said Smith. Brad Neville, a freshman history major from Pollock, occasionally goes hunting and knows the power of a gun. But he still believes that guns belong in the woods with hunters, not in schools with students. “I think we should have the right to bear arms but I don’t think it’s necessary on campus,” said Neville. contact Jaclyn Jones at

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March 14, 2011


Secretary of State talks election frivolity Politician personally visits university to discuss state budget by Cole Avery

Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Shedler addressed students at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, mainly discussing ways to trim expenses from the state’s budget. Shedler spoke about how money can be saved by reducing the number of elections held in Louisiana. According to the secretary, Louisiana has had 70 elections in the past five years, the most by any southern state. Georgia had the second most with 38 while North Carolina had the fewest with nine. Plans to reduce the number of elections, and therefore expense, are in motion, according to Shedler. He said that he intends to introduce a bill in the state legislature that will force streamlining of elections by combining them into fewer dates. The result would mean fewer elections, but some representative seats would remain empty until an election rolled around, rather than holding special elec-

tions every time one became vacant. Another focus of the speech was clarifying the duties of the sec. of state’s office. In Louisiana , the secretary is mainly in charge of overseeing elections, awarding business licenses and managing the 17 museums around the state.

“The toughest questions of all come from college students.” Secretary of State Shedler This includes the Chennault Aviation Museum in Monroe. At the end of his speech, Shedler fielded questions from the audience. Waiting to be heard were mostly ULM political science and La. history classes, as well as an advanced civics class from West Monroe High School. Questions on most students’ minds were about higher education budget cuts, to which Shedler said he sympathized with the college students’ concerns. “The toughest questions of all

come from college students,” Shedler said. “Unfortunately, education and health care are the first things cut and the worst things cut.” Amanda Norris, an undeclared sophomore from West Monroe, attended as part of her La. history class. “It was a great speech,” said Norris. “I learned a lot about politics and I liked his views on highSutherlin er education.” John Sutherlin, a political science professor at ULM, seemed impressed with the secretary’s speech. “[The speech] was very informative. Secretary of State is a misunderstood and complex office that often flies under the radar,” he said. Sutherlin also added it was encouraging to see officials working on other methods to trim the budget deficit rather than just cutting. He says Shedler’s experience in local, city and legislative government gives him a good perspective on running the state. contact Cole Avery at

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Secretary of State Shedler visits ULM, while also taking time to meet with reporters.

ULM student Kris Ivy publishes first book by Kelsey Hargrove

As a junior pursuing an English degree at ULM, Kris Ivy has invested time and money into a 72-page experiment entitled “The Muse.” The book was written, edited and selfpublished by Ivy herself earlier this year. When asked the reason she decided to have a book self-published, Ivy’s answer


was simple and honest. “I wanted to see if people would like and respond to the style I used.” The book is written in first person, following an unnamed character simply known as “the muse.”

Gifted with immortality by the gods in order to inspire the artists of the world, the muse slips into insanity after his own muse, a young boy, meets a tragic end. Time blends together in the story as past, present and future collide for the muse, each chapter donning its own theme such as life, death, good and evil as the muse is driven to madness. The Muse is the second book written by

Ivy. The first book by Ivy is currently undergoing revision. “The Muse” is available for purchase through by searching ‘Kris Ivy’ in Books. While the self-publishing process was enlightening, Ivy says that she hopes to have future books published professionally. contact Kelsey Hargrove at

March 14, 2011




Kinesiology finds a [new] home in Brown Department moves around campus, finally settles down by Catherine Olson

After years of displacement, home is finally in sight for the kinesiology department. The construction on Brown Hall’s first floor that began unexpectedly for many students this semester is in preparation for the kinesiology department to move back into their original place on campus from the ‘60s. The plans officially began a few years ago, with funds allocated from the university, but the department has been hoping for a restoration for quite some time. Recent years have been spent organizing the move. Meanwhile, faculty and students have been spread across campus in the coliseum and Sandel Hall’s second floor. The renovations on the long abandoned first floor will include new department and faculty offices. On the second floor the kinesiology department will be sharing some classrooms with other departments. Also, the Human Performance lab will be updated with state of the art equipment, says the department head Dr. Wilson Campbell. The Human Performance Lab is a facility open to anyone with a ULM ID for fitness assessments that can help predict health issues in the future. Kinesiology faculty and students conduct basic tests that can

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Laural Andrews, left, of College of Pharmacy is tested by G.A. Sam Sneed.

“It will give our department more of a home and just a space for us.” Jenna White tell people their percentage of body fat and heart rate measurements. Brian Coyne, a kinesiology instructor and the director of the lab, is also excited about getting a permanent home on campus. “It’s a teaching facility and a

testing facility, but for the kinesiology majors, especially, it offers practical hands on experience,” Coyne said. Campbell hopes that the new lab will attract students to this already large department at ULM. Jenna White from Monroe, who is working on her masters in exercise science, is excited about the move. “It will give our department more of a home, and just a space for us,” White said. So far, renovations are expected to finish in June or July this year. The department hopes to settle in by next fall. contact Melinda Johnson at


First ULM Day at Delta set for Mar. 16 Food, fun, and conversation is at the top of the agenda for the first ever ULM Day at Louisiana Delta Community College. “Collaborations such as these provide a needed service to students considering the transition from a two-year school to a fouryear school,” said Julia Barnhill, academic affairs representative for ULM. “We are excited to visit Delta’s campus and discuss excellent enrollment opportunities awaiting potential students of the University of Louisiana at Monroe,” she said.

For more information about ULM Day at Louisiana Delta Community College, contact Delta’s Student Services at 318-345-9145. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 16, at Delta’s Amphitheater area. There will also be a ULM Day at Bossier Parish Community College from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 24, in the Quad area of the BPCC campus. Contact BPCC Student Life for more information at 318-678-6035. Courtesy of University Relations



March 14, 2011


Get more belly for your buck Lo os ening America’s belt one notch at a time

ANDREW MCDONALD There’s no denying that food can be a college student’s worst friend. For students living on campus, the risk of that “freshman fifteen” grows even more. However, in my opinion, the students who eat healthier foods are at a huge risk, even more than

the students who eat just your “normal” burger and fries. I’ll give you an example. Last week, I was standing in line at Subway. I distinctly heard a student say, “That sandwich looks good, and it says its healthier. Why not get two?” That person could have bought a six inch sandwich with, lets say, 600 calories, instead of getting two sandwiches, marked as “light” with around 400 calories a piece. Do the math yourself. Then there is that person who buckles down and gets the six inch, then completes the order

with two pounds of mayo, some southwest sauce, bacon slices and extra cheese. At least they ordered on wheat, and sacrificed a regular coke for diet. Another example is in the same student union building, where near the cash registers, students can just grab a candy bar and go (well, with paying, of course). The part that’s bad for you is, well, they’re all “King Size” candy bars. Believe it or not, you have to go off campus, or to the convenience store, to be able to get a normal sized candy bar. Is this unhealthy? Most likely. I mean, how easy is it to get a candy bar and just swipe your card? Pretty easy in fact, especial-

ly when you are going to class in a hurry. Another thing that I have seen, mostly off-campus, is the ways to “get larger for cheaper.” Try and remember back, if you can, the days of the Supersize at McDonald’s and the Biggie at Wendy’s. Back then they would ask you, for example, “Would you like to supersize that?” The customer would get the option, for just 50 cents more, to upgrade their drink and side to a larger amount Sadly, it’s still around. For just 50 cents more, upgrade to a footlong. For 75 cents more, you can get large fries and a 44-ounce drink. Sooner or later, it will shrink


In 1970, Americans spent about $6 billion on fast food. In 2006, it rose to nearly $142 billion.

The drive-thru led car manufacturers in the 1990s to install cup holders in the dashboards. As drinks became larger, so did the cup holders.

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510 calories are in a King sized Snickers. That’s 1/4 of a daily calorie count.

your wallet, and even expand your waistline. Should colleges stop offering these upgrades and incentives? I think they should, but at the same time, show the amount of calories and fat that an upgrade to something larger would give you, instead of just the ounces of soft drink and the size of fries. Would students pay 50 cents more for 8 extra ounces of drink? I think they would. But would students pay 50 cents more for 450 extra calories, and 22 extra grams of fat? That is up to you and your flex dollars, to decide.

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March 14, 2011




Why watch Jersey Shore if we can’t read the subtitles?

Snooki gets the ultimate tan

It’s easy to delude ourselves into thinking that we can successfully defend against all eventualities, manmade or natural. Then one afternoon in Japan, as the other half of the world sleeps, the earth fractures, and massive waves indiscriminately wash away cities and lives in a matter of minutes. Once again, nature has demonstrated its unbridled power. Some tragedies are beyond defenses — be it in Haiti , an impoverished country still struggling to arise from its own devastating earthquake, or Japan, a modern industrial nation that has done all that is humanly possible to prepare for earthquakes, since a 7.9 earthquake destroyed much of Tokyo in 1923. It’s a reality shared around the world — in Chile, Indonesia and Australia, all of which have been recent victims of unrelenting natural disasters. In this way, the world is indeed flat, not just in the economic sense that author Thomas Friedman used, but in the leveling fickleness of the awesome forces of nature.

COLLETTE KEITH While having coffee with a friend the other day, he told me one of those tid bits that makes you cringe at your own society. While in a classroom, he referenced Dante’s Inferno, and no one got it. While you wouldn’t expect most people to have read Dante’s Inferno, you would at least hope that one in 30 would have heard of the Divine Comedy. Sadly, this fact is only horrifying, and not all that surprising. I understand as much as the next student that by the time you’ve finished thumbing through some textbook written by what seems like Einstein himself, your brain is on its last leg. It’s nice to just veg in your 10x10 living space and let your brainwaves de-tangle. However, it would not kill us to pick up a book for leisure’s sake. The average reading level of American adults falls somewhere between that of an 8th or 9th grader. As of 2004, 85% of Americans were recipients of high school diplomas.

Earthquake in Japan affects us all Friday it was an 8.9 earthquake, which released a deadly tsunami that ripped into the Japanese shore and then tore across the Pacific, setting off warnings in South America, Hawaii and along the entire West Coast of the U.S.. Our horror, our empathy — and our sense of helplessness — are magnified by the fact that today’s world is united by a technology of tweets and real-time video that graphically brings the magnitude of this disaster to us with an almost surreal, movie-like quality. We all watched, yet the most we can do for Japan is offer heartfelt sorrow and support. In a world in which we can control so much, it is hard to accept that natural disasters are just that — natural. The most persistent attempts to protect human life and property can be overwhelmed by nature’s capriciousness in an instant. And as the aftermath of our neighbor Haiti’s fate shows all too painfully, recovery is a slow and grim process. Courtsey of

illustration by Collette Keith

The problem is not that we are uneducated; it is that we are lazy. Ask most college students what the last book they read was and they will search their brains for what it was their high school summer reading required. However, ask any of Jersey Shore’s 8.5 million viewers if Sammie and Ronnie are back together, and you will get an answer. Have we really come to this? A generation who can quote “The Situation” before Dante?

Consider what that has us leaving behind to the generation that will follow us. If all we have to contribute is stockpiled slogans we ripped off from guidos, I feel sorry for our future children. As we build the entry gate for the next generation, it only seems appropriate to steal an inscription from Dante, himself: “’Abandon every hope, you who enter.’” contact Collette Keith at

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March 14, 2011


Adele sets the bar high New and improved Chick-fil-A opens with second album by Markeaya Eaton

Chick-fil-A is a restaurant that is like no other. It stands out and is different than its kind. The location on Thomas Road in West Monroe has been up and running for years and has finally been remodeled to a bigger store. On March 3, the doors to the new store opened for the community. People from all over the area came to dine in and see the new and improved restaurant. Before

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Adele brings powerful sounds and smooth melodies in new album by Jessica Mitchell

Pop music has seen a slew of single-named solo female singers in the last couple of years. However, it took the least flashy of them all, Britain’s Adele Adkins, known simply as Adele, to stand out with her vocal talent. Adele’s forceful alto voice takes over every corner of “21,” her second album. She made her debut with her 2008 album, “19.” It showed an excellent effort and a real sense of style, but “21” is an even bigger step in the right direction. She calls her style “heartbroken soul,” a fairly apt description of her mix of old-fashioned soul, sometimes sweet sometimes gritty R&B and occasional blues and jazz el-

ements. Adele co-wrote all the songs on “21” with the exception of “Lovesong,” which is a cover of the song written by Cure’s Adkins. With the exception of the album’s big production number “I’ll be Waiting” the producers stuck to small combo arrangements that allow Adele’s powerhouse voice to shine. The powerful melodramatic ballad “Someone Like You” uses the piano keys to enhance Adele’s jaw-dropping vocals. The old-school song “One and Only” sounds as if it was rescued straight out of 1968. The tune has simple but punchy instrumentals making the song one you will put on repeat. Best of all may be the two thumping tracks that kickstart “21.” Adele takes complete command of these songs from start to finish. “21” is surely a classic. contact Jessica Mitchell at

Emily’s Excellent Taco Casserole (from Ingredients • 6 cups corn tortilla chips •2 cups vegetarian chili w/ beans •1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese •2 cups shredded lettuce •2 roma tomatoes, chopped •1/2 cup salsa •1/4 cup sour cream Directions 1.Preheat the oven to 350 degrees 2.Place chips in the bottom of a 9 inch square baking dish. Pour chili straight from the can over the chips. Sprinkle shredded cheese over the top. 3.Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until chili is bubbling and cheese is melted. Top with lettuce, tomato, sour cream and salsa in the pan, or after serving (if people are picky).

the renovation, Chick-fil-A was only a drive- thru. It had no dining area or play-

ground. The new restaurant can now sit up to 130 people and a playground has been installed. The store operator, David Benson, is eager to continue to give the community good food and service. For more information about this store or its location, call 318330-9065 or look them up on Facebook. contact Markeaya Eaton at

March 14, 2011




Superheroes make a comback to ‘save’ Hollywood


It seems that Hollywood is becoming the place for superhero movies this year. “Green Hornet” was the first to start it off, and that will soon be followed by “Thor,” “Captain America,” “Green Lantern” and slated to happen next year, “The Avengers Movie.” The question is; will Hollywood be able to maintain the integrity of

Lupe Fiasco’s 3rd album L.A.S.E.R.S shines bright

by Ben McDonald

Grammy nominated artist, Lupe Fiasco, released his highly anticipated album, “L.A.S.E.R.S.,” on March 4. This is Fiasco’s third studio album and marks his first release since late 2007, due to feuds with his record company. “L.A.S.E.R.S.,” which is an acronym for “Love Always Shines Every time, Remember 2 Smile,” covers a wide range of topics including politics, the war in Iraq, and much more. In this album, Fiasco directly criticizes prominent public figures, even President Obama. Fiasco isn’t really one to hold back when expressing his opinion. Although this album is slightly different from his first two efforts,

it’s still a great listen. Fiasco said that he has a “love/hate” feeling about this album. He said that he loves the album because it’s great music, but hates the album because of the process of making it, referring to the record company trying to take away his creative edge and control his music. “L.A.S.E.R.S.” debuted at number 1 on the Billboard charts with sales of over 200,000 copies. With his music and his message, Fiasco continues to prove that he is one of the top artists in the game. If you enjoy real hip-hop music that’s not just talking about money, cars and clothes, then you should give it a listen. contact Ben McDonald at

these films? I believe they will. I know one might be antsy about these upcoming movies. As viewers, we all know that Hollywood can sometimes butcher those beloved heroes that we’ve grown to love, but I believe that since these heroes are some of the most important, I predict that they will do their best to ensure these movies

are of great quality. The one thing Hollywood has to remember, is to not stray away from the storylines of the heroes. They also have to realize not to try and overcomplicate the script because an over complicated script can ruin a movie. The most important thing is to try and keep a decent balance of

romance and action, too much of either can take a film in the wrong direction, leading to epic failure. Until the movies are viewed I, and others, will be on pins and needles hoping Hollywood will produce superhero movies of great quality. contact Eddie Ray Fountain at



March 14, 2011


When one door closes, why doesn’t the window open? Campus buildings must make do with stuffy classroms by Jeana Chesnik

On a balmy spring day students in Stubbs wonder why the windows in their class don’t open. “In this building it’s really needed for an upgrade. The air conditioning in this building doesn’t work well,” said Kenderick Wilson, a senior mass communications major from Arcadia. Since the windows don’t open many wonder if the new windows meet proper fire code requirements. “The replacement windows do meet all applicable building codes,” says Roubique. “The construction plans were pre-

pared by a licensed architect. Additionally the construction plans were submitted to the State’s Fire Marshall Office for review and approval prior to the project commencing. “It would be good if we could do both, but I would rather be safe than be out of my comfort zone,” said Wilson. There has been speculations the windows don’t open because of security reasons for equipment or to increase better ventilation throughout the building, but really it was just the design of the licensed architect for the replacement of Stubbs. Stubbs isn’t the only building on campus that has an issue with windows. “We needed fresh air last semester in August on the second floor of Garrett Hall, and we needed a window open and we couldn’t get it open,” says Wilson. Just last year Stubbs was renovat-

ed with new windows at a cost of $496,000.00. Director of Facilities Management and Environmental Health Services, Jason Roubique said, “ The windows were replaced because they were old, deteriorated and several were beginning to leak.” Sophomore Graphic Design major from Winnfield, La, Hannah Jordan, has dealt with the windows in Bry Hall and Stubbs. “Some of the classroom windows are extremely difficult to open, if they even do. I enjoy being able to look outside and have natural lighting. It’s a lot less harsh than fluorescent,” she said. “I believe that having a view and sunlight to enjoy makes class a lot more comfortable.” contact Jeana Chesnik at

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New windows in Stubbs won’t open for Rachel Stewart

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PRISM concert creates head turning spectacles in Brown Auditorium


OOZEBALL 2011 Friday, April 8 Do you like it dirty? Applications are at the ULM Alumni Center or online at: Application Deadlines / Cost per Team

March 14-18 - $50.00 March 21-25 - $60.00 Multiple short performaces give crowd the show of a lifetime

Applications will be accepted up until 5:00 on Tuesday, April 5th We cannot guarantee shirt size for applications submitted after April 1st MANDATORY Captain’s meeting Wednesday, April 6th – ULM Alumni Center, 6:00 – one representative from each team must attend and they need to bring the 2 rolls of duct tape Oozeball is for students, faculty and staff of ULM only.

by John Sanders

Last Friday the Visual and Performing Arts, or VAPA, department at the University of Louisiana at Monroe presented the third annual PRISM concert. Matthew James, the Associate Dean of Visual and Performing Arts, said the name PRISM “refers to the special character of the concert which, like a mulch-faceted jewel, reflects many different aspects of our program.” What was presented was no less than spectacular. The audience found their seats in the dimly lit Brown Auditorium. Then the show began. Music started playing as students tried to locate the source from their seats. A spotlight lighted up the show’s first performer on stage. As soon as the performer finished, the light shut off and everyone started looking for the next performance. Instead of a traditional concert where everyone performed on the main stage, various platforms were built around Brown. This called for the audience to stay on their toes because they never knew

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Let the Games Begin! Be on site no later than 11:30 a.m., Friday, April 8th Single elimination tournament begins at 12:00 noon! Be on time! Star 101.9 will be playing music all day – food and drink will be available to be purchased. Oozeball t-shirts will be on sale - $10.00 each! (while supplies last.)

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Faculty vs. Staff Oozeball Challenge Year 2 Faculty Captain – Dr. Kevin “we’re #2” Unter Staff Captain – Laura “we kicked your mud last year” Daniel

Students perform Friday for PRISM concert.

where the next performance would pop up. “This is on purpose. The show is designed to not over tax the audiences attention so instead of one long performance, there are multiple short performances in different locations,” said James. The concert is truly a masterpiece and if you are in need of credit for your appreciation class, this is a great way to see something out of the norm. contact John Sanders at

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NPR may be reduced to white noise by Derek Dark

The White House has proposed a bill to cut National Public Radio (NPR) and Public Broadcasting System federal funds. The reason for the cut is to balance out the economy’s budget. Other media organizations are

hyping the proposal up so they can benefit. Less money for NPR and PBS means more money for these organizations. On a smaller scale, on-campus radio station KEDM would suffer because of the cuts. The federal funds give NPR 25

percent, and PBS gets 75 percent of 430 million dollars, which is dispersed throughout the whole country. Of those 430 million dollars, the proposal is set to make a 25 percent cut from that amount. Joel Willer, director of University

Broadcasting for KEDM said that the cuts will cause them to alter their expenses for the radio station if the proposal goes through. “We will have to cut down on national programming, get more support from the community, and we would have to ad-

just our expenses to ensure good production,” said Willer. One of those adjustments may be cutting staff. Willer also said that it’s difficult work with 25 percent less of the federal funds. contact Derek Dark at

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Last week’s online poll results

CultureSHOCK -Use the force! The word “Jedi” is derived from the Japanese words “Jidai Geki” which translate as “period drama.” A period drama is a Japanese TV soap opera program set in the samurai days. Lucas mentioned in an interview that he saw a “Jidai Geki” program on TV while in Japan a year or so before the movie was made and liked the word.

Don’t forget to wear your green! March 17th is Saint Patrick’s Day commemorating the patron saint of Ireland.


How often do you see ‘tailgaiting’ into dorms or other ID restricted areas?

14.29%.... said Never. 21.43%.... said some times. 57.14%.... said all the time! 7.14%.... said it has happened to them.

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7. Spanish Anna 9. Inventor of the pneumatic tire 12. Smoke combined with fog 13. Verdi opera 14. Tin whistles 15. Upper limb 16. Semisolid mass 17. Utterable 18. Pronoun 20. Beat convincingly 22. Foot wart 25. Front part of the leg 27. Burdensome charge 28. Small spaniel 30. Male given name 31. Relaxation 32. Large watery sweet fruit 33. Female given name


1. Photographic device 2. Indication 3. Narrow walkway 4. Freely 5. Grab 6. Cowboy shows 8. Real 10. Diminutive 11. Gone by 12. Health resorts 19. One that tempts 20. Units 21. Unpick 23. Roman general 24. Wheel shaft 25. Swindle 26. Quick and active 29. Never

This month in HISTORY

Albert Einstein (1879-1955) was born on March 14th in Ulm, Germany. His theory of relativity led to new ways of thinking about time, space, matter and energy. He received a Nobel Prize in 1921 and emigrated to the U.S. in 1933 where he was an outspoken critic of Nazi Germany. Believing the Nazis might develop an atomic bomb, he warned President Roosevelt and urged the development of the U.S. Atomic bomb.

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March 14, 2011


Women’s Golf in LSU Golf Classics ULM Women’s golf team rose to 19th place on Saturday in LSU’s Golf Classic after knocking off 22 strokes in the second day of competition. Lina Billing continued to play well after shooting a 78 and sitting in 38th place individually.

Men lose in first round of SBCC The ULM men’s basketball team lost in the first round of the Sunbelt Conference Championship Tournament, to Western Kentucky University, 66-50. Senior forward Lawrence Gilbert tallied his second double-double of the season with 13 points and 12 rebounds.

Women fall in quarterfinals of SBCC The 2010-2011 season finally ended for the Warhawks as they fell 52-51 to FIU in the closing seconds of the quarterfinal game of the Sunbelt Conference Championship tournament. Larrie Williams and Elizabeth Torres ended the night as the only two Warhawks in double figures with 15 and 16 respectively.

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Green’s hitting streak ended Hot hitting pulls ULM over Southern Utah in doubleheader by Anthony Drummer

Corbin Green walked into game one of the weekend doubleheader against the Southern Utah Thunderbirds, riding a 12 game hitting streak. Green would go 0-for2 in game one and just like that, Green’s hitting streak was no more. Green’s streak ended at 12 games on Saturday after he failed to get a hit for the first time this season; it didn’t slow down the other Warhawk bats. Though the streak was over, ULM wouldn’t need a hit from Green, as he would score the winning run in the bottom of the eighth. Jeremy Sy batted into a fielder’s choice to second base with the bases loaded. This resulted in an unearned run being scored after a fielding error by the Thunderbirds,

Junior infielder Corbin Green leads the Warhawks with 18 RBI’s and a .491 batting average.

which ended the game with a 4-3 walk-off victory. In game two of the Saturday doubleheader, the Warhawks put on an offensive show by scoring in double digits on the way to a 17-8 victory. It didn’t take long for Green to get back in the hit column as he went 4-for-5 with

two doubles and three RBIs in the game. Caleb Clowers had a big day as well going 3-for-6 with four RBIs and falling a triple off the cycle. Pitcher, Brent Gay also picked up his first career win after 22/3 innings of relief for starter Randy Zeigler. Saturday night’s win put the

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Warhawks at 9-5 on the season, and they have won seven of their last eight games. Conference play will kick off Friday night at home against the rival Ragin’ Cajuns from Lafayette. contact Anthony Drummer at







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March 14, 2011


ULM Track and Field dominates Southern Miss Invitational

Winning the battle, l o s i n g t h e Wa r Warhawks lose weekend series to USA

by Jerry Cox

ULM went into the Southern Miss Invitational and came back with eight first-place victories. On the women’s track, Celeste Rumphs won the long jump with a distance of 5.62 meters; Jade Thomas scorched her competition in the 100 meter dash with a time of 14.39 seconds; Jerrica Thomas won the triple jump with a distance of 14.72 meters. The 4x400 meter relay team also took home first place with time of 3:53.03. Lakeitha Elmore took home two victories, finishing in the top spot in both the discus and shot put with throws of 45.41 and 13.78 meters respectively. The men didn’t disappoint either as Josh Howard won the triple jump with a distance of 14.72 meters. Richard McKay’s javelin throw of 66.71 meters was enough to put him in first place, while Jarvis Mansfield’s 14.94 110-meter hurdles time won him a first place finish at the meet as well. contact Jerry Cox at

by Zach Ham

Senior Outfielder Mielissa Rivera expresses her shock after a loss earlier this season photo by Srdjan Marjanovic

The ULM Women’s softball team kicked off its 2011 Sun Belt Conference play with a double header against foe South Alabama this past Saturday at the ULM softball Complex. It was a tough day for the Lady Warhawks as they dropped both games to the Lady Jaguars. Game one ended with the Jags winning 3-1, and game two concluded with the Jags again defeating the home team 5-2. Leading the way for South Alabama were both Christine Crocker and Jenny Stevens. Crocker had a 2-3 performance at the plate for game one, and Jenny Stevens was 1-3 with two runs and one RBI in game two. Jessica Olguin and Regina Ayala lead the way for the Warhawks, however, both going 2-6 for the day with Olguin also having a sto-

len base, two walks and a run scored. Also putting up number for the Hawks were Melissa Rivera and Brianna Love. Rivera had an RBI and a run scored. Love had a stolen base on the day. Tiffany Mills (5-7) and Stephanie Routzon (4-3) both picked up the losses for the day. Mills gave up three runs, six walks, and had three strikeouts in her five inning outing in game one. In game two, Routzon gave up three runs with two walks in her 4.2 innings pitched. Heather Fritz had 3.3 total innings pitching in the relief spot with three strikeouts, two runs and no walks. In both games the Warhawks seemed to struggle offensively, but both games were still close. The Warhawks finally found their offensive Sunday with a 11-3 rout of USA. Thanks to Brianna Love’s two run homer the game ended was cut short due to the mercy rule. contact Zach Ham at

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