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March 18, 2013


Monday, 3-18 Advising for spring semester begins 5:30 p.m. the NELA Scholars banquet in the SUB

Tuesday, 3-19 11 a.m. until noon, the Line Upon Line percussion group will give a performance in the band building.

Thursday, 3-21 7 p.m. ULM’s Got Talent starts in Brown Theatre.

Friday, 3-22 Friday is the final day to drop classes. A “W” grade will be given.


8th annual Wine Over Water set for Apil 4 The University of Louisiana at Monroe’s Alumni Association will again host its award-winning Wine Over Water event from 7-10 p.m., on Thursday, April 4, on ULM’s bridge overlooking Bayou DeSiard. Wine over Water event tickets are $50 each for the general public and are available at the ULM Alumni Center. Wine Over Water has been a way for the community to support ULM, raise funds for local scholarships and enjoy an evening at ULM. Proceeds benefit “The Spirit of The Warhawk” scholarship, which benefits ULM students. Attire is dressy casual. Entertainment will be provided by MoJEAUX. The event is co-sponsored by the Louisiana Restaurant Association, Marsala Beverage, Letsinger Marine and Glazer’s. For more information on how to become a sponsor, purchase tickets or for more information, call 318342-5420, 866-WARHAWK or visit

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Pope Francis Maryland ends Jindal unveils calls for more death penalty; details on tax modest Vatican gov. to approve removal plans (MCT) VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis dispensed with pomp and protocol on the first full day of his papacy Thursday and called for piety and reform of the Catholic Church. Argentine-born Jorge Mario Bergoglio has broken with Church tradition on several fronts. He is the first non-European pope since the eighth century, as well as being the first from Latin America, the first to be a Jesuit and the first to have assumed the name Francis. After his election in the Sistine Chapel conclave, he declined to take the papal limousine back to the Santa Marta residence where the cardinals had been staying, opting to take the bus.

(MCT) ANNAPOLIS —Maryland is just one signature away from ending all state executions after the House of Delegates voted 82-56 in favor of repealing the death penalty Friday. The Senate voted to repeal the death penalty last week. Ben Jealous, president of the NAACP, said the NAACP is working to end capital punishment in Colorado and Delaware next. Connecticut was the most recent state to repeal the death penalty. Friday’s vote gave Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley his second victory on a high-profile piece of legislation this month.

Basketball tourney clogs campus roads by Landius Alexander

Cars filled ULM’s parking lots last weekend as parents and fans piled in for the 2013 LHSAA basketball championships. The heavy traffic from the tournament showed to be an inconvenience to some students, due to spectators taking up parking spaces by residence halls and other places on campus. “The tournament caused a disruption on campus. I mean, it’s cool that the campus is being used for an attraction like this, but parking was disrupted for the campus regulars,” said Alexis Alexander, a sophomore English major. “Also traffic was an issue. It caused people to be late to class; even group exercise instructors were affected. Being 10 minutes late to class makes activity center participants upset.” The section of Northeast Drive between Warhawk Way and Bon Aire Drive was barricaded off during tournament hours. Any travelers wishing to go that route must drive around, albeit it’s not a very long detour. “It was just a minor inconvenience. People can drive around the barriers. Anything for Natchitoches Central High School. They can block off the whole school if that’s what it takes for my school to get here,” said Devonte Grinstead, a junior health studies pre-professional major.

Many of the teams were local or close to ULM. There are also some schools further away which appeal to people like Grinstead who want to see their high schools compete for a championship. According to The News Star, the tournament was estimated to bring in 15,000 people, which would have benefited local hotels and restaurants. “We view the tournament as a great way to show the community and the state what ULM has to offer in its hospitality, and exceptional facilities. We welcome the tournament and its participants to ULM and we appreciate the opportunity to host,” said Wayne Brumfield, vice president for student affairs. While holding such an event may have disrupted campus, many students said the traffic delay was a minor cost for all the positives hosting the LHSAA Top 28 basketball tournament brought. High school students who are visiting for the tournament can fall in love with the campus and decide to attend ULM. “I think having the basketball tournament on campus is a way to publicize ULM to high school students, however it may cause issues for certain students due to the Coliseum and parking spots being unavailable,” said Jameshia Below, junior pre-pharmacy student. contact Landius Alexander at

(Times Picayune) Baton Rouge — The much-anticipated tax reform plan from the Jindal Administration was presented to state lawmakers Thursday in Baton Rouge. Jindal’s plan eliminates $2.7 billion in income taxes that will be offset by over $2 billion from increased sales taxes. Jindal said this is crucial to moving Louisiana forward Tim Barfield, acting head of the La. Department of Revenue, said corporate income and franchise taxes would also come to an end as a result of Jindal’s plan, but the tax swap plan would raise the state sales tax to 5.88 percent on most purchases, up from 4 percent.

“Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.” Ralph Waldo Emerson, Poet


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Patty Harris draws a student’s blood Thursday in the Student Lounge as a part of Life Share Blood Center’s blood drive.



March 18, 2013


SGA explains why ULM needs spring referendum by Ashley Lyons

April is fast approaching, and that means it’s almost time for spring elections. SGA adviser Laura Knotts said that the Student Activity Enhancement Fee is being put forward because budget cuts don’t appear to ease up anytime soon. ULM is expecting a significant cut in the fall, as well as an enrollment drop, according to Knotts. In the fall, L o u i s i a n a’s four-year universities will no longer offer remedial courses. Any students who Knotts need to take a remedial course will have to spend a year at a community college. The enrollment drop takes away from the money that ULM receives from

student fees. “The administration has already given us a heads up on it,” Knotts said. “We have tried really hard to not cut back on anything for student life. But we will have to consolidate. This would actually help protect some of student life, especially student groups. It would give them some recourse when they want to go to conferences or competitions or put on programming.” The referendums from the past few years were also put in place to help aid ULM from budget cuts. The Student Support Fee was a temporary referendum established in 2009 of $95 for fall and spring term, and $50 for summer term. “[The Student Support Fee] had a three year expiration date on it, because at the time we thought that the budget cuts were going to be a short term thing,” Knotts said. “We were

“College is

expensive enough already.” Amanda Hikes, Biology Major under the impression that it was going to get better soon. But when it came time for that referendum to expire, things were actually much worse.” According to Knotts, the referendum was being spent on keeping jobs in the Student Life Office, the SSC, and a lot of different areas on campus had salaries paid out of the referendum. SGA President Calvin Stafford said the idea for the Student Activity Enhancement Fee came from himself. Through La Council of Student Body Presidents, Stafford noticed other

SGA presidents complaining about their universities not having much money to support student groups. “I looked at ways I could help our university,” said Stafford. “I talked to Nathan Hall about ways I could avoid this and I came up with this idea. It came from me thinking about how I could impact our student body. Stafford Then I brought it to the officers.” Stafford said the idea from last semester for a $20 increase for VAPA and athletics was just “brainstorming.” Freshman biology major Amanda Hikes ran for senate last semester. When she didn’t make it, she decided to work in the SGA office so she could

still be close to the excitement. Hikes said people should consider the pros and cons before voting and not just look at one side. “College is expensive enough already. The SGA shouldn’t be trying to solve problems by passing a referendum that is going to add to the amount we already have to pay,” Hikes said. “But when it comes down to it, it’s a great way to get more money for student organizations.” Questions regarding which specific fees under the Student Assessed Fee would be consolidated, as well as who would be deciding where the money goes, were not answered by SGA before print time. The Student Activity Enhancement Fee is a $120 fee that consolidates 18 fees under the Student Assessed Fee and adds $60 to help support student activities. contact Ashley Lyons at

Sequester slashes budget, affects nearly everyone Professors explain how cuts will perturb college students by Kevin Carroll

Sequester. Few people know what the word means and fewer know its results. Yet it could be very important to the future of the nation. The sequester is a set of automatic spending cuts included in the Budget Control Act. It was signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2011. Some specific programs are protected from spending cuts. The cuts will not affect spending on wars and military personnel. Medicaid, Pell

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Grants, Social Security, veteran’s benefits and some low-income programs are also protected from cuts. “The whole point of the sequester was to create a fallback position that was untenable, that Congress would Eisenstadt act in bi-partisan manner to avoid it. They had over a year to come up with a plan and they didn’t,” said Robert Eisenstadt, an associate professor of economics. According to Eisenstadt, people say cuts are less than 3 percent of the

budget. He said the cuts are coming from about 1/3 of the budget that is called the discretionary budget. How will the sequester affect education? Finance, insurance and economics professor Tammy Parker said funding for teacher aids in classrooms will be affected by the sequester and teacher/pupil ratios are expected to increase. “State budgets have been decreased in recent years already. Everyone is expected to do more with less,” Parker said “As cuts come year after year it becomes difficult to continue.” Parker said there are lessons for students in all of this – make sure

your personal budget is in order, stay out of debt, live simply, minimize expenses and create a “rainy day” fund. The sequester is designed to last 10 years and reduce government spending by $1.3 trillion. There will be $85 billion in spending cuts over this fiscal year. About half of that comes from defense spending. The rest is from domestic programs and agencies such as health care and education. President Obama has called the sequester cuts a “meat-cleaver approach.” He stated that it would devastate everything from airport operations to national defense. Many Democrats claimed that hundreds of thousands of jobs would be lost.

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Congressional Democrats have since had to back away from these claims. The cuts only affect about 2.8 percent of the federal budget. Democrats now claim that the effects of the cuts will not be felt immediately. “I think it’s being blown out of proportion. They say it’s the apocalypse. It’s only 2 percent of the budget,” said senior atmospheric science major Dylan Cooper. “But I think cuts are not being made where they need to be made. Why cut National Science Foundation funds? They will lose 8 percent of their budgets, meaning fewer grants.” contact Kevin Carroll at

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March 18, 2013

Minimum wage increase good start; needs more

SYDNEY BONNER I remember when I turned 16. I was excited because I finally got to get my first real job. It wasn’t about how much money I was making or where I had to work…as long as it wasn’t McDonald’s. It was simply the fact that I had my first real job. I took pride in my little paychecks and even what the government decided to suck out of them. Each time I worked I did it with pride. Only for a mere $7.25. This never affected me since I had hot meals and a roof over my head. But what about the other people I worked with who had families to take care of? Multiply $7.25 times 25 hours a week. Before taxes, that’s roughly $180 a week. $720 a month. $8,640 a year. That’s barely enough to fill up your gas tank and have a few good meals off of, right? Statistics show that the average full-time

employee working minimum wage makes $14,500 a year. No wonder low poverty families depend on welfare, food stamps and other government aid to survive. Why they would have to depend on a minimum wage job in the first place is out of the question in this argument. The minimum wage hasn’t been increased since 2009, after multiple hikes eventually increase the 1997 wage of $5.15 to the current minimum wage we have now, according to the Department of Labor. And if you think $5.15 isn’t a lot, let me give you a little history lesson. The original minimum wage was created by the Fair Labor Standards Act and signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on June 25, 1938. Guess how much it started off as? Twenty-five cents. That’s equivalent to a piece of bubble gum in modern day times, maybe not even including the tax of it. The wage is equivalent to $4.04 in today’s purchasing power. History shows us that minimum wage has been increased 22 times since 1938. That’s incredible considering millions of people are currently living in poverty. Inflation is the evil monster that ruined our shopping sprees and spending spurts. In Obama’s State of the Union Address, he proposed that minimum wage be increased to $9 an hour and be indexed to inflation.

I think this would bring millions of people out of poverty, but you still have to consider the negative effects this could have on a local economy. Thus being the worst case scenarios: reducing hiring and employee benefits, cutting hours, increasing prices, discouraging part-time work, inflationary pressure and countless other possibilities. It’s basically saying: once you finally get that pay raise you’ve been dying to have, you suffer the consequences. Thank you, karma. My solution is that minimum wage should be increased; yet correlate to the cost of living in that area. For example, an economy that makes more money should have a higher minimum wage and vice-versa. Remember, inflation is the little green man sneaking its way to unbalance the economy, although it is necessary to have to produce a successful minimum wage system. We are becoming an advanced age and I believe the amount of minimum wage should keep up with the times. And my solution for that solution would be college. Learning how not to flip burgers and figuring out how to survive in this complicated complex society would be the best way to go. contact Sydney Bonner at


Parents must take a “time out”and “spank” Would you take time to give your child or your student “time out” or would you take time to “punish” that student or your own child so that they can/will understand what they have done/going to do is wrong? In our psychology courses, you psychology majors might notice that all of these psychologists basically studied the reasons “why and how” with babies all the way up to grown adults. Throughout the courses we continue to see that B.F. Skinner uses the Operant Conditioning, which is a term used to describe the effect of the consequences of a particular behavior. Now, you are probably wondering, “did Skinner actually take the time to study the effect of a certain consequences for a particular behavior?’’ Well the answer to that is yes. There are four types of operant conditions which are; positive reinforcement, negative reinforcement, punishment, and extinction. But the two most studied are negative reinforcement and punishment. The books

say negative reinforcement strengthens the behavior because a negative condition is stopped or avoided as a consequence of the behavior, and punishment weakens a behavior because a negative condition is introduced or experienced as a consequence of the behavior. In my opinion, if a child came home from having a fight at school, what would you do as a parent, or if the child was fighting in your classroom, what would you do as a teacher? Put them in a corner? No way, I hope not. The best way to approach this method is paddle them or let them be spanked by their parents so that child will know what he did was totally out of order. Nowadays, we see the TV show “Dr. Phil,” where children are hitting their mothers because they think they talk too much or shouldn’t be told what to do. Our society is constantly saying, “punishment is evil” and it will increase the negative behavior within a child. I am a living witness that it will decrease it. There is also the Bible where it states, “spare the rod spoil the child,”

Proverbs23: 13-14. “Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you beat him with a rod, he will not die.If you beat him with a rod, you will save his soul from Sheol.” Sheol is often translated as “hell,” but has the more general meaning of death or the grave. If you are not a Christian believer you wouldn’t understand what I am referring to, therefore it will be easy just to know negative punishment only works with certain people. I am a strong believer that if your student (education majors this example is for you) comes in the classroom and continues to spit on that same student that sits in front of him or her, what would you do, just remove him or her to another side of the classroom? NO. You will make sure the child is punished for his negative/rude behavior. With this new generation, our teachers are trying to teach and give back to the children in their classroom without disturbance. Most parents use methods like yelling or saying “stop.” Over and over again, putting them in time out, taking the toys away, sitting them on their

lap and talking to them, giving them what they want anyway or even ignoring the situation and letting the turmoil and disobedience build up. These examples I have listed will not help the new generation of kids. If you Google kids or celebrities that didn’t have structure or parents who didn’t believe in punishment, you’ll see that they: were pregnant early out of wedlock, had heavy usage of drugs, beat and abused their parents, moved out and became whoremongers, in and out of jail or even committed suicide, and are going through with their lives because they didn’t receive any kind of structure, nor had someone there to let them know what they were doing wasn’t acceptable. My question to ULM students and faculty- is it really possible to let a child live today without letting them recognize right from wrong or what’s good and bad without him/her receiving punishment? -Chelsea Wyatt, psychology major

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March 18, 2013


Start your engine, key to good driving: courtesy

STEVEN SMITH I learned how to drive in drive in New Orleans. Needless to say, we have a very different style of driving down south than the driving here in Monroe. If you’ve ever been to New Orleans, you know that we are very aggressive and fast drivers. We know where we are going, and we are going to get there as quickly as we can. I knew coming up to Monroe that the driving would probably be different, but I didn’t know how different. While I’m used to a faster pace of getting to where I’m going, drivers up here seem to enjoy the slower approach to driving. I used to get really mad at people driving around Monroe. I would get really angry and yell at everyone, even though I knew they couldn’t hear me. Recently though, I went down to New Orleans and to my surprise I was met by the same type of driving. I had never run into that kind of driving back home, and then I realized the problem isn’t New Orleans vs. Monroe; it’s just that everyone is driving like a bunch of jerks. I don’t know if it’s all of the new teenagers that have been learning to drive, the distractions of cell phones and iPods or if it’s a problem that’s been getting gradually worse, but it’s almost like everyone on the road nowadays had the same driving instructor, and that instructor was the bad guy from an action movie with lots of car chases. Now I know what you’re saying, “Steven, I don’t drive like an idiot,” but yes you do. We, myself

included, are all guilty of driving like idiots at some point, but fear not, there is hope. The first step to correcting any mistake is knowing what you did wrong. So I’ve compiled a few of the biggest and jerkish driving offensives and easy ways to remedy them. The first, and possibly worst offense, is texting while driving. This, aside from drunk driving, is the most distracting and most dangerous thing you can do while driving. There is nothing worse than sitting behind someone at a green light for a few seconds and then passing them to see that they are on their phone. Whenever you get in your car, that phone should go somewhere where it won’t be a distraction. Put it in your pocket, your purse, in the glove box or wherever you can put it so that you won’t be tempted to tweet in rush hour traffic. Another massive driving offense is driving ridiculously slow under the speed limit. There is no reason to be driving 25 mph in a 45 mph. We know you may like to be cautious, and you may not be a speed demon, but you are holding up the rest of us who have places to go. Also, the use of the blinker has dwindled in recent years. In case you didn’t know, that stick on the side of your steering wheel is there for a reason. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been waiting to pull into a street and then had to wait unnecessarily on a driver who neglected to use his or her blinker. Perhaps the most heinous offense of all of the bad driving is bad parking. A parking space is meant to fit one vehicle without parts of that vehicle crossing over into the road or other parking spots. Most of us drive vehicles small enough to fit into parking spots with room for at least one foot of leeway on each side, that way the person you parked next to doesn’t have to climb through a sunroof to get in and out of their car. And if your vehicle is too big to fit in the parking spot properly, find somewhere else to park. I guess it all comes down to common courtesy. If we would all realize, and again I emphasize that I am grouping myself in with this, that we are not the only drivers on the road and that the lane is not exclusively ours, then maybe there would be less road rage, idiotic drivers and other pains associated with driving. contact Steven Smith at



Support during Super Warhawk Weekend One of the most important aspects of any university is the amount of support it receives from its students and faculty. Friday starts Super Warhawk Weekend, and The Hawkeye is urging all Warhawks to go out and get involved. With so many events scheduled, there’s sure to be something available for everyone to do—regardless of your interests. The baseball team takes on Troy University at 6 p.m. on Friday and will continue to face off against the Trojans throughout the weekend. Not to mention, one of the many events taking place on Saturday is the annual Maroon and Gold football game, which will also include a benefit to help raise money for football player and fellow Warhawk, Harley Scioneaux, who was diagnosed with cancer. The benefit is a great example of showing support, but we shouldn’t stop there. The Hawkeye thinks it’s important for all to get out and support the university and its students whenever possible, and we encourage everyone to cheer on our fellow Warhawks this weekend. If you’re not into sports, the annual National Pan-Hellenic Council Greek Step Show will take place at 6 p.m. on Saturday in the coliseum. And who doesn’t like all you can eat crawfish? For $25 you can have crawfish and all the works at the La Louisianne Crawfish Boil starting at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. And Browse on the Bayou is also a great way to show support, by promoting the university to visiting high schoolers. Whatever your interests are—participate. It’s essential that our university gets the support it warrants, and this weekend gives a great opportunity for everyone to do so. A complete schedule of Super Warhawk Weekend can be found on page 14.

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March 18, 2013


It’s a hard knock life for us Students name most difficult classes on campus by Steven Smith

No matter what major, every college student has to take those tough classes that keep them up late at night, make social lives disappear and require hours of studying, but which classes are the hardest? According to many students, like Houston Bass, a junior mass communications major and former pre-nursing major, and Kistin Candy Clark, a freshman undeclared major, most of the hardest classes here at ULM come from courses in the science and math departments. “The hardest class I ever took was Pathophysiology. And this was before I got into nursing school…,” said Bass.

Bass said the content of the classes was difficult enough, but the professors expected the students to understand the material like they were in a pre-professional program like pre-med. He said the piling on of work and the combination of a lot of material in a short time made the class Biglane harder. Gina Biglane, associate dean for the ULM College of Pharmacy, said she doesn’t think one class in the pharmacy department is harder than the others. Biglane said students are used to only having a couple of demanding courses and that when they reach the higher levels, they’re not sure how to go forward. “In general, no one course is particularly hard. It is the combination

of courses, each with a large amount of material that must be covered,” Biglane said. “Those without good time management or study habits usually struggle the most.” Along with Bass, Clark said Anatomy and Physiology, is the hardest class that she has taken in her college career. While students may have opinions of the difficulty levels of many classes, the professors in charge of these classes and degree programs have some different ideas. Sushma Krishnamurthy, biology professor and director of the School of Science, said that freshman level classes are usually the toughest for students to pass. “Freshman biology and chemistry are known for their rigor for which many students are unprepared,” said Krishnamurthy. Brent Strunk, mathematics program coordinator and associate professor of mathematics, said the

“Those without

good time management or study habits usually struggle the most.” Gina Biglane Associate Dean, Pharmacy upper level math courses are usually the hardest. “Typically the most challenging Mathematics courses are found in the 3000 and 4000 level. These are junior and senior level courses that often require a working knowledge of proof techniques and material from previous courses,” Strunk said. According to the professors, the challenge is figuring out how to prepare for these hard classes. “Once students know how to

prepare for their classes, they are ready for the challenge of advanced courses,” said Krishnamurthy. Clark said she approaches hard classes with an open mind and tries her best to study hard and make the grade. “I do get frustrated, but it’s just motivation to work harder, study more and try to get help from friends,” said Clark. Bass also said that his hard classes take a lot of effort and take a lot of energy out of him. “[Pathophysiology] took long hours of studying, a lack of social life, and to essentially disconnect from life to pass the tests. I stressed out for this one class more than I had ever before,” said Bass. In the end, it’s all about studying the material, preparing yourself, staying diligent in the tough courses and making sure to work with your professors to make the good grade. contact Steven Smith at

Hanbat students leave ULM by Gwen Ducre

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South Korean exchange students from Hanbat University visited ULM earlier this semester.

Eunhui Kim said her experience in the U.S. made her nervous from the moment she came into the airport. The Korean media portrayed Americans as a “selfish, arrogant and cynical people.” She feared she was going to be an object of ridicule. Kim was one of the few students from Hanbat University in South Korea who had the chance to study at ULM for seven weeks earlier this semester. While the trip was supposed to be a challenge for the students, Seonok Shin said it ended up being more fun than challenging. “When I saw the bayou, I thought this school would be environmentally friendly,”

Shin said. “I got to ride a canoe thanks to my friend Radu. There are no swimming pools or bayous in Korea.” But landscape isn’t where the differences stopped. Kim said her learning was more disciplined in South Korea. She compared it to the movie “Dead Poets’ Society,” where she learned her life motto “carpe diem” (seize the day). She said she saw Americans seizing the day during her whole trip. Kim said the differences didn’t stop at the classroom. In South Korea, she’d been taught that American students were sexually frivolous. “I think the problem is American movies.” Kim said. “But I was surprised at the Mardi Gras party. Seeing all the boys dancing with

all the girls, I wished I could have joined in.” Kim and Shin were both surprised, despite thinking Americans were all cynical and self-centered, at how friendly ULM students were to them. “If I saw a a foreign student in Korea, I wouldn’t start a conversation with them.” Kim said. “I was surprised by how many students just spoke to me in English.” Kim noticed that Americans are much more laid back than South Koreans. She said in South Korea, everyone must study hard and that they’re expected to be perfect students. The difference here was that students put their social lives first and academia second. contact Gwen Ducre at

March 18, 2013





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Music department teaches how to use 6 strings by Ashley Lyons

Daniel Sumner teaches guitar at ULM as a part of the school’s music department.

Daniel Sumner believes there is a need for music teachers and a need for guitar. Guitar has not usually had a place in traditional music programs. Not many schools offer guitar lessons. Guitar players aren’t common in marching bands, choirs or orchestras. So where do they fit in? Texas, Florida and New Mexico have started to employ guitar teachers. ULM’s guitar program is modeled after the University of Texas at Brownsville’s program. “Their [guitar] professor, Michael Quantz, graduates students who have guitar as their major instrument and they go into high schools to work,” Sumner said. “They have ensembles and orchestras, like we have at ULM. That gives guitar players in high school a place to play their guitar. And that’s what we are trying to do here in Louisiana.” Sumner is the assistant professor in music education and guitar. He helped start the guitar program in 2010 during his second year teaching at ULM. There are currently five students pursuing guitar as a major instrument. Next year, they are hoping to expect a guitar student from Honolulu. Sumner met the guy

while touring with his band, the Louis Romanos Quartet. “There are very few people who devote their lives to playing an instrument. It’s a big deal to become a guitar major. It’s a specialized career path,” said Sumner. “There is no job at CenturyLink for a guitar player.” But that doesn’t mean people who graduate with music degrees can’t pursue other things. Sumner knew colleagues who went to law school with a music degree. They now work in music and copyright law. Sumner and VAPA are planning to offer a guitar class for non-majors in summer one and two. According to Sumner, this is the only opportunity for non-majors to take lessons for credit at ULM. “I would really like to offer guitar to everyone in the school, but we don’t really have the resources for it at the moment,” Sumner said. Stewart McCulloch is a senior at ULM and one of the five students in the guitar program. He has been playing guitar for 11 years. He plans to perform and teach. McCulloch is also part of a group called the Scallywag Swingers. They recently played their first gig at Jeff’s Place, a restaurant in Monroe. “We started off as a school ensemble and now we are trying to do professional playing,” McCulloch said. “[Monroe] is a great town to get started with a band. We are looking forward to playing more. Keep an eye out for us.” John Farmer began playing guitar 12 years ago. Hearing Sumner play was enough to inspire him to come to ULM to study. “Music was always what I loved, but I had no idea how to make it my life and work. I figured a music degree in guitar would be the ticket,” Farmer said. “Since studying at ULM I went from making no money at all with guitar to teaching at Zeagler’s Music full time.” For more information on how to get involved, contact Sumner at contact Ashley Lyons at



March 18, 2013



Fraternities, sororities throw down on campus by Gwen Ducre

A lonely bench by the fountain at the library would often make a suitable place for Victoria Eymard to sit—alone—as she’d hope for a friend to come along. Maybe. But all of that changed when she joined the Phi Mu Sorority, where she now has a whole house of not only friends but sisters. Being a Phi Mu is the best thing she’s ever done. She said pledging Phi Mu made her and other members, more active in the community and on campus. “Now, if I see another Phi Mu sitting alone, I’ll go and sit by her,” Eymard said. She noticed that most of the people that are active on other popular organizations are Greek because they know more people and become more comfortable with interacting with others. Although Eymard, a Eymard sophomore kinesiology major, has to maintain a certain grade point average to keep her scholarships, she appreciated how Phi Mu has helped motivate her to not only keep her grades up for a minimum GPA but actually helped to better her grades. Eymard now serves as a delegate on the Panhellenic Council and is also the council’s president. And as council president, she had a major hand in this year’s Greek Week. Greek Week brought the two Greek councils together to showcase Greek life at ULM. It offered a mixture of fun events and charity drives including everything between step shows and blood drives. Shayla Cockerm, a senior political science major, said there are many sides to Greek life. “Greek week is more than getting out, wearing your letters, showing everyone who you are and strolling,” Cockerm said. “It’s more about giving back to the community, which is

photos by Emi McIntyre

Greek brothers and sisters come together to showcase their groups to the rest of the ULM community as a part of Greek Week.

“Greek week is

more than getting out, wearing your letters...” Shayla Cockerm Political Science Major ULM first.” Greek Week was a week to show the campus how each organization is active on and off campus. Every day of the week, each fraternity and sorority sponsored an event that gave back to the community in a festive way and in a philanthropic way. Monday through Thursday, the Greeks hosted a blood drive, which was held in the student lounge and on the Blood Bus. Students, faculty and staff came out to donate blood. On Tuesday, students were

able to “Meet the Greeks.” There the Greeks talked about their organization and answered any questions students might have had regarding membership or about the organization as a whole. The Greeks spent the remainder of the week hosting social events. Kappa Alpha freshman nursing major Nick Blundell said the dunk contest was his favorite social event of the entire week. “It [Greek Week] was definitely different seeing how everyone embraced the experience. I found a new pride for my fraternity,” Blundell said. Other students agreed that their favorite event was the free Crawfish Social on Wednesday, which was also sponsored by CAB. Students were leaving the baseball field with at least two full plates of crawfish. contact Gwen Ducre at

March 18, 2013




JOURNEY New generation gets to experience music from days gone by thanks to TV shows, movies by Steven Smith

FOX rocked the TV world with the premiere of the hit TV show “Glee,” in 2009. The show, centered around a high school glee club and all of the drama that comes along with any high school activity, ushered American pop culture into a new age of musicals and cover songs. It paved the way for singing groups across the country and movies like “Pitch Perfect.” While “Glee” focuses mainly on covering more recent hits, the show often branches out and covers songs by artists like The Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, Queen, The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, Journey, and many other bands that are now considered classics. For some, Glee offers a pleasant new take on classic hits. Students like Karli Boyet, a junior rad-tech major, and Cody Jackson, a senior nursing major, enjoy the reimagined hits the singers on “Glee” perform. “I think the fact that “Glee” does covers

of classic songs makes the show more enjoyable. If you already know the words to the songs then you can sing along and enjoy the changes Glee adds to them,” Boyet said. Boyet also said she did not think that “Glee”s covers of classic songs takes away from their musical quality. Along with Boyet, Jackson said he enjoys the “Glee” renditions and thinks that the covers add to the overall musical quality and enjoyment of the songs. He also added that he thinks that “Glee” covering classic songs helps to build new fans for older groups. “‘Glee’ is creating a diverse group of fans. Some fans begin watching the show because of the classic songs and some became fans because they just enjoy the plot line and the music. I know I personally started watching it when they brought back the classic rock and ‘oldie music’,” Jackson said. Along with the positive reactions with the

fans, “Glee” has had a positive effect on the record sales of the classic hits. According to the “LA Times,” classic songs, such as “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey, have seen an increase in sales after receiving the cover treatment on shows like “Glee” and “American Idol.” While most fans are happy with the “Glee” covers and the record sales for the original songs have seen boosts, there are some music lovers who are not very happy with the way their favorite songs are being covered. Danielle Adams, a freshman kinesiology major, is one of the fans that is not too happy with the way that songs are treated on “Glee.” “It does take away from the quality of [the songs]. These songs are legendary ballads not meant to be show tunes you dance and sing to,” Adams said. “Glee” airs on Thursday nights at 9 p.m. on FOX. Tune in and see for yourself if the show is creating appropriate homages to fan favorites, or butchering classic songs. contact Steven Smith at


BITE What’s your favorite classic hit?

“‘I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing’ by Aerosmith.” Kayla Smith, senior, psychology

iTunes dropping beats and CD sales by Landius Alexander

Remember your first ever CD? Most people do. Remember the last CD you bought? That memory is probably a little fuzzier. Between 2000 and 2010, CD sales declined by 50%. Napster opened up the doorway for pirating music in 1999 before being shut down by multiple lawsuits. However the music industry could never shut down other file sharing sites. The ability to download music online, legally or illegally, stopped people from purchasing CDs. “I use iTunes more than buying a CD because if I don’t want every song on the whole CD, then I can just get on iTunes

and buy the songs I do,” Billencia Jones, a sophomore pre-nursing major, said. FYE Store manager Robert Woodard said CD sales have dropped, but said, “it hasn’t fallen off a cliff or anything. We’re finding ways to make up the difference by selling more of other products.” As of 2008, iTunes surpassed Wal-Mart as the largest retail music seller. History was made again in 2011 when digital sales outsold physical music for the first time. “I like [CDs and iTunes] for different purposes. I still like making people CDs. They’re better as a gift,” Ashley DePaula, a senior pre-pharmacy major, said. “But you make them off your iTunes, so essentially iTunes is more useful. The only time I ever

listen to CDs is in my car.” Buying music on iTunes gives artists money they wouldn’t get if someone used a file-sharing site. However it also created a new challenge of people not buying entire albums. While not being forced to waste $12 on a bad album just to get a few good songs is great for us, it’s not great for CD sales.

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“‘You Give Love a Bad Name’ by Bon Jovi.” Kylie Hatten, senior, health studies



March 18, 2013


Blush on cheeks

brings some life to faces because making it to an 8 a.m. class on time almost kills you. Blush also comes in cream form now.

Mascara is used to

lengthen what may be short or even blonde eyelashes.

Facial moisturizer Women go ‘au naturale’ for the look men desire

can help make the makeup stay on longer and look smoother. Moisturizer can also be purchased that contains SPF.

by Jamie Arrington

Men love natural beauty. What men don’t understand is the makeup involved for their favorite face. At the end of the day, when women around the world are removing their makeup, are the men just living in a false reality? Cosmopolitan magazine polled men on whether they preferred women with or without makeup. Of the men asked, 68 percent chose women without makeup. However, when shown pictures of women with a clean face and women with natural makeup 73% picked the latter. Guys on campus seem to agree natural is best. Juri Thompson, a senior biology major, said he still prefers makeup on a woman over going au naturale. “I feel that girls with less makeup tend to show who they really are in their personality more than those with lots of makeup,” Thompson said. Five minute makeup routines can even have quite a few products in it. But that isn’t what some would describe as a natural face. Women balance or enhance their features every morning. Research conducted by Superdrug found that women spend roughly $13,000 on makeup in

their lifetime starting at the age of 16. Emily Lovelady, a junior education major, said she spends around $50 on makeup she uses day to day. “I turn what is normally a five-minute face into about a 30-second face. But all my key features are hit. Foundation, bronzer, mascara and if I have time, eyeliner,” Lovelady said. Women use makeup to draw attention to their best features. Hans Beutner, a junior business major, said he likes to see these qualities brought out but not over emphasized. Cheekbones, full lips and flushed cheeks are some of the things he notices to be enhanced by makeup. “Makeup is supposed to bring out the attractive qualities in a woman’s face. Natural makeup accentuates these things. No makeup is preferable, but it takes a rare woman I think,” Beutner said. Makeup can give a woman confidence. It can enable someone to give a good first impression or nail that business meeting. But men, don’t be fooled; a lot of money and work were put into that natural face. contact Jamie Arrington at

Lip Gloss will finish off any

look by making the face look dewy and fresh.

Foundation, or the new craze of beauty balm, covers the face to give it a balanced skin tone and a bit of color.


March 18, 2013








If he’s not talking to you in public...






by Jamie Arrington


Some say when it comes to dating, lust comes before love. Time and time again women still seem to remain in a state of confusion. Does he like me? Why hasn’t he texted or called? Maybe he forgot to pay his phone bill and it got cut off? The self-help book turned movie “He’s Just Not That Into You” gives us the basis on whether we are the exception or the rule. He’s just not that into you if he never takes you out in public. You aren’t in the Witness Protection Program, so you are wondering why you two are going covert.


He wants the company of a ‘lady friend’ but doesn’t want the commitment that public outings suggest. He’s just not into you if he waits until the wee hours of the evening to grace you with his presence. Pacing back and forth staring at your phone all day is bad. It is even worse when your head hits the pillow at 10 p.m. and you hear that heart-stopping ding. You look at your phone just to find that his message reads “Hey.”


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Men and women: does ‘just friends’ exist? by Catherine Morrison

There are a lot of unanswered questions in this world. Are leggings pants? Why does Disney insist on making everyone pop singers? Can men and women just be friends? According to “When Harry Met Sally” the answer is no because sex always gets in the way. Movies like “Friends with Benefits,” “No Strings Attached” and “Just Friends” are built around the notion that opposite-sex friendships blossom into romantic love all of the time. This reinforces the idea that no, men and women cannot be just friends. Not everyone agrees. “Men and women were meant to coexist. There will always be people that say they can’t be friends. But I personally have had some of my best friends that were male,” said Rachel Barnes, a junior graphic design major. When many people hear the infamous question, they automatically think of relationships. So sometimes people do say men and women can just be friends because obviously you don’t get into a relationship with everyone

of the opposite sex you meet. So in that sense it is true that they can be just friends. But does having a sexual thought or wondering “what if?” count as crossing the boundary of “just friends?” Even if it is all happening in the safety of someone’s mind, does even mulling over possibilities mean men and women cannot be strictly friends with zero sexual tension whatsoever? Aaron Head, a pre-pharmacy major, said he has had friendships with girls before with no sexual tension, but then Kerry he has had some where there has been sexual tension present. “It’s just up to the person and situation whether or not they choose to act upon it,” Head said. For many, the “friend zone” is an all-too familiar place. The unfortunate experience of going through unrequited love can often ruin opposite-sex friendships. However, if the friendships can muddle through the stickiness of the

“It’s just up to the person and situation whether or not they choose to act upon it.” Aaron Head, senior pre-pharmacy situation and make it to the other side, then there is a good chance from that point on these two people could be just friends. Mark Kerry, a senior biology major, said if both parties lay out the terms then a platonic friendship is possible. “Both have to go in thinking ‘we are just friends,’ or have a mutual agreement,” Kerry said. While the official answer to whether men and women can just be friends might still remain a mystery, according to these Warhawks, a friendship is at least possible. It is up to the two people to set boundaries. contact Catherine Morrison at

He’s bored. Another telltale sign is how long it takes for him to message you back. If a five-minute conversation is stretched out over a 24-hour period-he’s not interested. Perhaps he has something that envelops his time like organizing his stamp collection or whittling cheese into dollhouse furniture. He’s not into you if he brings up his ex in normal conversation. Dialogue like “The weather is finally warming up,” shouldn’t be countered with “Yea, I wonder if the rose bushes Jessica and I planted last spring have bloomed.”


He’s not over his ex. Run from that rebound. He’s not into you if he won’t commit. Casual dating is normal. However when three months have passed by and you’re wondering where the relationship is going, the news may not be good. He may not want to settle down or he thinks he has other options.


He doesn’t want to date you. What this phenomenon has taught us most of all is that we are the rule not the exception. In the end exceptions are a false reality made to make women feel better about not getting that text, date or spare key. You are the rule. There is no such thing as exceptions. Knowing someone who knows someone in which your situation worked out for them is false. The 2010 Census published that over 21 million men in the U.S. are in our age range of 20-30. Never give up your new mantra “I am the rule.” That saying “there are many fish in the sea” is true- 21 million fish to be exact. Know how to read the signs. He’s not showing interest?

REALITY: He’s not interested.

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March 18, 2013


photo by Michelle McDaniel

Let’s get candid: students talk sexuality Warhawks discuss questions about gay, straight, lesbian communities by Catherine Morrison

Human sexuality is something society seems to be focusing on a lot lately. With shows like “Glee” and “Grey’s Anatomy,” characters who question their sexuality are popping up on television scripts everywhere. There are a lot of questions that arise with this subject. Are you born gay or is it possible to turn gay? Is it bisexuality or is it just experimentation? These things are constantly debated and can often be confusing no matter what sexual orientation someone might claim. Maybe human sexuality is not just a black and white situation. Maybe there is not just gay, lesbian and straight. Maybe there is. This question is still officially left unanswered, not only in the straight community, but also in the gay community. While some may not believe being born gay is possible, some people say it is, and they speak from experience.

Blake Hagan has always known he was gay. “It’s not something that just clicks one day. It might click that it’s time for you to face the facts, but if you’re really gay, you have always known,” Hagan, a junior music education major, said.

“It’s not something that just clicks one day.” Blake Hagan, junior music education

Hagan said he doesn’t think someone can turn gay or turn straight. “I was putting belts around my large night shirts since I could talk. I believe everyone knows,” Hagan said. Junior history major Randol Tittle said he knew he was gay in junior high.

“I would look at the boys and think ‘oh, he’s cute’ and then look at the girls and think ‘she’s cool I want to be her friend,’” Tittle said. “You are either born gay or straight. Most people generally wouldn’t wake up and say ‘hey...I think I’ll be gay today’.” Tittle said he’s not God so he can’t say if being gay is a sin or not, but that people do other things the Bible considers sinful. “According to Leviticus 11:78, eating pork is a sin. Leviticus 19:28 states that tattoos are sinful, and 1 Corinthians Hagan 14:34-35 states that women are not allowed to speak within a church,” Tittle said. Shows like “Sex and the City” often have a character who is straight but later on develops a crush on a member of the same sex. Samantha from “Sex and the City” is known for sleeping around with men. But during season 4 of the show Samantha began dating a woman and declared herself gay. Later on, she returned to being straight.

“Bisexuality is

not a confused sexuality - it’s people’s attitude toward bisexuality that is confused.” Josh McDowell, senior pre-professional health studies In “Grey’s Anatomy” a similar situation occurred when Callie Torres dated one of the male doctors, began dating a female doctor, had sex with a male doctor and then went back to dating the female doctor again. Situations like this raise the question: Is bisexuality real? Hagan feels it is a lie. “I personally believe that people tell themselves they are [bisexual] because they are scared to come out, and so little gay boy can hold a girl’s hand without feeling weird,” Hagan said. The American Institute of Bisexuality defines bisexuals as

“people who have the innate capacity to form enduring physical, romantic and/or emotional attractions to those of the same gender or to those of another gender.” Josh McDowell, a senior preprofessional health studies major and a heterosexual, said he believes bisexuality does exist, but does not believe someone can turn gay. “I do think it’s possible for a person to have suppressed their attraction to the same sex during their younger years and that attraction emerging once free of whatever caused the suppression,” McDowell said. According to McDowell the assumption of the general public is that bisexuality equals deviancy because of the doubling of chances to be attracted to another persontherefore double the cheating opportunities. “Bisexuality is not a confused sexuality- it’s people’s attitude toward bisexuality that is confused,” McDowell said. Approximately 11 percent of Americans claim to have at least some same-sex sexual attractions according to the UCLA School of Law. contact Catherine Morrison at


March 18, 2013



Bisexuality: Real or fake?

SHELBY DESOTO Gay, lesbian, straight, whatever. You are who you are. The gay and lesbian community has been a little confusing yet interesting to me, because well, I’m straight. And within our sexuality, it’s ok to be curious or to think “what if,” but is being bisexual real or just a stereotype? First of all, I’m not saying it doesn’t exist, because it does. But people have times in their lives where they feel drawn to the same sex as well as the opposite sex. As humans, we weren’t meant to roam the earth alone. We need partners, companions in life, but we don’t need two of them. The bisexual community is a large make up of love- those that are and always have been bisexual, the phasers, those that have flings and the polyamorous. I can understand the curiosity of bisexuality, and this could also be a “phase” lasting for years, but most

people eventually come out saying they’re gay or lesbian. There’s nothing wrong with being attracted to both sexes but in time, I believe you find the person you were meant to be with. Now that person may be a woman or a man, it’s your choice. But you do choose. You are still bisexual, but you have chosen a person regardless of whether or not they are a male or female. To me, it doesn’t make sense to want two partners. This is the bisexual stereotype. Sure it may be exciting to some, but greed and jealously spin a wicked web called “free-love.” Love triangles, especially bisexual ones, usually never work. When you start referring to love in shapes, you know you got a problem. Even if you are bisexual, most date one person of the opposite sex at a time until they decide, so dating two people at once doesn’t always happen. And there are those that are married, sneaking around to fulfill their desires. You shouldn’t have to hide who you are because there is nothing to be ashamed of. Some people claim to be bisexual but are really going through a phase. It confuses me because they consider themselves to be bisexual but they

aren’t. I think this is why people don’t believe this orientation is real. I know people I went to high school with who claimed to be gay and then later confessed they were bisexual. Now they are in a heterosexual relationship. Sure those are only a few instances, not everyone is the same in terms of sexuality. But still, they are with one person, just like we all should be. I can’t imagine sharing myself with someone else. I just couldn’t do it. If the person I’m in love with loved me enough, they would respect my wants and needs and not be selfish. I also can’t imagine having to divide my attention and make sure I love them equally. No thanks. Love isn’t meant to be complicated like we think it is, so why complicate things at all? I’m sure that if you were 100 percent honest and open with your boyfriend and girlfriend, things might work, but I doubt it. Sexuality is still a touchy subject, and I might not know all the ends and outs of bisexuality, and that’s fine because we’re all constantly learning, changing and growing. I just hope this stereotype isn’t all that real today. contact Shelby DeSoto at

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March 18, 2013



ULM preps for Super Warhawk Weekend Football is over:

what do we do now?


Stock Photo

The ULM student section cheers on the Warhawks during the White-Out game against Baylor at Malone Stadium.

Athletic department to host fan extravaganza March 22-24

FRIDAY: 6 p.m. ULM Baseball vs Troy at Warhawk Field

SATURDAY: 12:30-2:30 p.m. La’Louisianne Crawfish Boil 1 p.m. Maroon and Gold Spring Football Game at Malone Stadium 4 p.m. ULM Baseball vs Troy at Warhawk Field

SUNDAY: 1 p.m. ULM Baseball vs Troy at Warhawk Field

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Its origins were simple enough. Looking for a way to promote Warhawk athletics, ULM came up with the concept of hosting a weekend event centered around the Maroon and Gold spring football game. Thus, Super Warhawk Weekend was born, a one-stop-shop for all things ULM sports. In the five years since its inception, it’s become one of the biggest events on campus. “This is one event we hold on campus that our fans and alums circle on their calendar to attend,” athletics director Bobby Staub said. “It’s caught on and gotten better every year.” The event takes place March 22-24 and includes a plethora of activities, kicking off that Friday as ULM baseball begins a three-game series with Troy at 6 p.m. Saturday’s marquee events include the La’Louisianne Crawfish Boil from

12:30 to 2:30 p.m., the Maroon and Gold game at 1 p.m., Warhawk baseball at 4 p.m. and the NPHC Greek Step Show at Fant-Ewing Coliseum at 6 p.m. Following the Maroon and Gold game, ULM football players will be signing autographs at 2:30 p.m. in the north end zone of Malone Stadium. The event concludes on Sunday with ULM’s final baseball game against Troy. All activities can be attended free of charge except the baseball games and the crawfish boil. Baseball tickets are available starting at $10 for adults and $5 for youth. ULM students get in free with ULM ID. The cost to attend the crawfish boil is $25 per person. “We see this thing continuing to grow,” Staub said. “I anticipate us having a great turnout.”


by Adam Hunsucker

Super Warhawk Weekend

It’s fourth-and-five at the goal line. The San Francisco 49ers are down 29 to 34 with under two minutes left to play and no timeouts. It’s all or nothing for the Niners. The Baltimore Ravens’ defense makes sure it’s nothing. The clock runs out and the Ravens are Super Bowl champions. As I watched the confetti fall, I shook my head and realized it’s over. Not just the Super Bowl, the NFL has come to an end for 2013. With college football ending nearly a month prior, this marks the official end of football season. How will I live? Every Sunday—plus Monday, Wednesday and Saturday—for the last six months has revolved around watching America’s new favorite past time. When the games weren’t on, I was listening, watching and/or reading football news. The sport consumes a Texas-sized chunk of my falls and winters. Now when I leave church, all I have is the occasional NBA game to watch on Sundays. As much as I love the NBA, Sundays just aren’t the same without God and football. They’re like salt and pepper. Technically, there is no relation but regardless they are typically experienced within close proximity to each other. At least on Sundays. On the bright side, I have ample time to do homework in the offseason. Ha, offseason. It sounds funny saying that like I have a job that is related to football and now is my time off. That goes hand-in-hand with fans saying “we” when referring to their teams. Anyway, I feel my grades always improve in the spring. Without devoting my Monday afternoons and post-church Sundays to football, I gain about 18 extra hours. I’d like to lie and say those are all used for academics during the spring, but it’s usually the time when I’m nailing game winning shots in Dwayne Wade’s face. Well, not me, but me controlling Kobe Bryant on NBA 2k. The offseason is also when I rediscover the lost hobby of reading. I’m always impressed by how many good books there are to read when I’m not ingesting football like my life depends on it. I always vow to read more in the fall and winter and cut back on watching football. However that seems as likely as the Dallas Cowboys winning another playoff game. One day, Romo, one day.





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March 18, 2013




Collins returns to ULM athletic department by Adam Hunsucker

Pat Collins had the pleasure of watching his 1987 NCAA Division 1-AA national championship team be inducted into the ULM Athletic Hall of Fame in October. Now the old coach has come back to the program he helped reach the pennacle of college football. Collins has agreed to join the ULM athletic department as a consultant with the ULM Athletic Foundation, per a release from the university. “I am excited to be back at ULM,” Collins said. “I am impressed with the administration and I love what the coaching staff is doing to help the student-athletes both on and off the field.” In his new position, Collins will assist the athletic department in promoting Warhawk football within the Monroe community. “We are thrilled to have Coach Collins on board to assist with our external efforts surrounding the Warhawk football program,” ULM athletics director Bobby Staub said. In eight seasons as head coach, Collins produced a record of 57-35, making him the winningest-coach in ULM history. Alongside the national championship, Collins’ teams also won two Southland Conference championships in 1983 and 1987. “I love Monroe, it is my home as I have lived here for over 30 years,” Collins said. “The community is great and I hope they will join me and thousands of others in supporting our student-athletes, our coaches and our university.” contact Adam Hunsucker at

ULM Head Coach


Record: 57-35 (65%) National Championships: 1 (1987) Conference Championships: 2 (1983, 1987)

photo courtesy of ULM Alumni Association

Players coached by Collins in the NFL: Stan Humphries (Washington Redskins, San Diego Chargers), Bubby Brister (Pittsburgh Steelers, Denver Broncos), Doug Pederson (Miami Dolphins, Green Bay Packers), Jackie Harris (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennessee Titans).

Warhawks dominate Lady Cardinals by Drew McCarty

ULM softball swept Lamar Thursday night in a doubleheader in Monroe. After playing their last 21 games on the road, the Warhawks (13-14) were glad to be playing at home at the ULM Softball Complex. “It was a great showing from our kids tonight, trying to put everything together. It was nice to get something going for ourselves,” head coach Rosemary Holloway-Hill said. The first game of the doubleheader was dictated by the strong pitching and defensive efforts of the Warhawks. Haylie Wilson pitched all seven innings for ULM, allowing nine runs but only one earned run. The Warhawks went up 2-0 early and never looked back. Haley McCall started the second inning off with a single to left, and followed that up by stealing second base. Two more hits loaded the bases for ULM, allowing McCall to score on an error from the Lady Cardinals (11-15). Courtney Dutreix was hit by a pitch, bringing in the second run. McKenzie Miller began her hot day in the fourth inning. After a Summer Melancon double, Miller followed with her own. Miller went on to steal third and home increasing the ULM lead to 4-0. “I was just trying to do my job by getting on base. Good base-running gets the whole team excited,” Miller said.

photo by Emi McIntyre

Haley McCall takes a lead off of third base on Thursday afternoon at the ULM Softball Complex.

ULM Sweeps Lamar

Game 1: 5-1

Game 2: 6-3

Lamar would get on the board with a six-inning home run, only to be countered by a run from ULM. The final score of the first game of the doubleheader was 5-1 ULM. The second game was similar to the first with the Warhawks jumping out to an early 1-0 first inning lead. A second-inning solo home run from the visitors tied the game up at 1-1. Another Lamar solo home run was hit in the third, giving the Lady Cardinals a 2-1. An Alex Cacioppo double started what would be the biggest offensive inning for ULM. Janel Salanoa came up with a huge two-run home run to deep left center. The Warhawks were able to push across one more run in the inning. The score after three innings was 4-2 in favor of ULM. “It felt really good. This past week I had a death in the family,” Salanoa said. “My team had my back the whole time. I couldn’t be more thankful to have them by my side.” Two more runs were scored in the fourth inning, capping off ULM’s offensive production on the day. The final score of the second game went on to be 6-3 ULM. “We’re starting to click and it’s good. We need to be clicking before we go in and face any more conference games,” Holloway-Hill said. “We’ve prepared a tough non-conference schedule. We’ve played the best teams. Now, I wouldn’t say it’s easy, but we’re more prepared.” ULM hits the road to face conference rival Troy on Saturday, March 23. First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m. contact Drew McCarty at



March 18, 2013


Warhawks clipped by Rebels ULM swept by Ole Miss, turns focus to conference schedule by Drew McCarty

The Warhawks (8-9) knew they would be in for one of their toughest challenges of the season as they hosted sixth-ranked Ole Miss on Wednesday night at Warhawk Field. ULM gave them everything they wanted through seven innings, but the Rebels (18-1) pulled away late, winning by a score of 8-3. “I was pleased with the way we began the game,” head coach Jeff Schexnaider said. “Our bats started the game off the way we needed them to.” The home team came out swinging early, taking a 2-0 first inning lead. Ole Miss’ pitching was shaky from the first batter as Brandon Alexander drew a quick four-pitch walk. Judd Edwards followed with a long battle at the plate that concluded with a double deep into right field. The Warhawks would capitalize with their runners in scoring position. Justin Stawychny put ULM on the board with a fielder’s choice RBI sent to the shortstop. Edwards scored from third base during the

“I think we’ve made some improvements in some areas, but we still have to get better going into conference play.” Judd Edwards Third baseman

next at-bat on a passed ball. Ole Miss made sure to not let the hometown crowd enjoy the lead for long. The Rebel Black Bears’ first two batters in the second inning reached base on a single and a double. Ole Miss’ Sikes Orvis hit a two RBI single up the middle that tied the game at 2-2. The visitors managed two one-run scoring innings in the third and fifth, increasing their lead to 4-2. ULM was outscored 4-1 from that point on. “They’re a solid baseball team. We

knew that coming in,” Edwards said. “We just have to play a little better as a whole. I think we’ve made some improvements in some areas, but we still have to get better going into conference play.” Senior outfielder Chris Dudley had a notable night at the plate, going 3-4. “Everyday you come out and do your best to try to help your team win. Sometimes it happens and sometimes it doesn’t,” Dudley said. “There’s nothing another team can throw at us that we haven’t seen. We’ll be fine in conference.” The two-game series with Ole Miss was the first time ULM has hosted an

SEC opponent since a home-series with Mississippi State in 2009. The Warhawks dropped the first game against the Rebels by the score of 104. “We’re fortunate to have the fans we have here in Monroe,” Shexnaider said. “They love to come out and support us, especially when we play an opponent like Ole Miss.” ULM returns to Warhawk Field for a home-conference series against Troy on Friday, March 22. The series will be part of the Super Warhawk Weekend festivities. contact Drew McCarty at

photos by Daniel Russell

TOP: Infielder Josh Faciane dives back to first on Wednesday afternoon at Warhawk Field. LEFT: Pitcher Jared Dye fires a strike over homeplate. RIGHT: Outfielder Justin Stawychny takes a swing during an at-bat.

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