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Monday 3-25 The men’s golf team will play in Little Rock, Ark.

Tuesday 3-26 Warhawks’ Baseball will face off against the Northwestern Demons at Northwestern at 6:30 p.m. The ULM Choir and Orchestra will give a concert at 7:30 p.m. in Brown Auditorium

Wednesday 3-27 The Black Bayou Brass, a ULM Faculty Trio, will present a Spring concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Emy-Lou Biedenharn Recital Hall

Thursday 3-28 The Phi Mu Alpha Music Fraternity will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Emy-Lou Biedenharn Recital Hall

Friday 3-29 The university will be closed for Good Friday The softball team will play MiddleTennessee at 4 and 6 p.m. in the softball complex. The baseball team plays at 6 p.m. against UALR

Saturday The baseball team will play UALR at 6 p.m. at Warhawk Field The track and field team will compete in two events in Fayetteville, Ark., and Hattiesburg, Ms. The warhawks will play in the Sun Bellt Basketball tournament in Hot Springs, Ark.

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Obama pledges FAU professor Tremors found $200M in aid tells class to at Assumption to Jordan stomp Jesus Parish sinkhole “The fear of death (MCT) Amman, Jordan — President (MCT) Miami, Fla.— For the second (Times Picayune) Napoleonville— follows from the Barack Obama pledged on Friday $200 time this year, Florida Atlantic University All work has been ceased at the Bayou fear of life. A man million in new aid to Jordan to help is making the news for the strange Corne sinkhole after monitoring it handle a flood of refugees seeking behavior of a professor. systems detected tremors Friday who lives fully is shelter from the raging civil war in A junior at the university’s Davie morning, officials said. neighboring Syria. campus says his professor threw him out The Office of Conservation detected prepared to die at Syria topped talks between Obama of a course for refusing to “stomp on Jesus.” elevated subsurface activity in the area any time.” and Jordan’s King Abdullah II, who Ryan Rotela said the instructor in his around a massive 13-acre sinkhole. said at a joint news conference that the “humanitarian calamity” is straining the country’s already-weak economy. No country has taken in more refugees than Jordan, a key U.S. ally in a turbulent region and the last stop on Obama’s trip to the Middle East.

Intercultural Communications class asked everyone in the class to take out a sheet of paper, write “Jesus” in bold letters and put the piece of paper on the floor. He then told the class to stomp on the paper. FAU has not said if the teacher will face diciplinary actions.


Experts say a brine cavern drilled into the underground Napoleonville salt dome may have caused the sinkhole after it collapsed. Nearly 350 residents in a nearby town have been evacuated as a result of the slurry area.

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SGA gives $2000 to RSOs at Tuesday meeting The SGA passed four RSO Scholarships each for $500. All four passed unanimously. The money will go to the ULM Warhawk Wakeboard team to help with costs for televised nationals in Shreveport and to Kappa Sigma to help fund their golf tournament on April 20. The tournament will be held at The Golf Club at Stonebridge in Shreveport. Money will also go to Up ‘til Dawn’s Color Run on April 27 and to the ULM Lacrosse Club for equipment.

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ULM alumni crack open some crawfish at the Super Warhawk Weekend alumni crawfish boil. The boil was in the alumni center and offered former classmates the chance to catch up and enjoy some Louisiana flavor.

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Moodle crash disrupts classes Tech department cites failure to update as reason by Shaterica Wilson

Moodle glitches disrupted some classes last week. The manufacturer and the ULM computing center were able to identify the problem and put in a solution that will stop the problem from happening again. The moodle site crashed March 12 because of a failed upgrade that caused an interruption to the customer sites. Since Moodle is not on campus, this problem could not be handled by the ULM computing center alone. The Moodle crash mainly affected those who had

assignments to submit by Tuesday evening. “I had one student tell me that it was a real issue. There was an assignment due, but I extended the due date so it was not a major factor,” said Kim Taylor, Instructor of computer science. According to the Moodlerooms company, “The root of the problem was due to a failed upgrade of a series of switches within the Dell cloud data center.” To ensure that this problem does not happen again, Moodlerooms will update and improve their communication and maintenance processes with the Dell engineers in the Plano, Texas, datacenter. They are also planning to move all the customers to a new and improved data center in Virginia. Moodlerooms states that this will offer better

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performance, speed, security and reliability. “Fortunately for our site, the Moodle outage was only down during the late night/early morning hours and we didn’t have any instructor/student issues arise due to this issue,” said Chance Eppinette, interim director of the ULM

computing center. However, some instructors seem to have different views of the problems that occurred with Moodle. Jeffery Anderson, a history professor, said the crash that happened at night only affected a few of his students. “Another of my classes had assignments due on the second day of Moodle being down,” he said. “And once I Anderson saw that some were having trouble getting assignments in, I extended the deadline. From my perspective, the crash was very annoying…” contact Shaterica Wilson at

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City installs crosswalks on University Ave. by Landius Alexander

ULM had cross walks installed on University Avenue between Northeast Drive and Desiard Street. Lt. Steven Mahon, a member of the ULM parking committee, said the parking committee had Monroe City Traffic Engineering install them after feedback from students, staff and faculty as a safety measure. They were not installed in response to any accident but as a prevention to protect students. “Personally, driving up and down University Avenue and seeing students cross wherever, we felt the need to install more crosswalks

since there is only the one at the intersection of Northeast and University Avenue,” Mahon said. The parking committee didn’t put raised crosswalks down like the ones near Commons II because of the city buses that come through University Avenue. The parking committee put ramps at the end of the crosswalks to make them handicap accessible. They also want to make the crosswalks more visible at night by possibly adding street reflectors. Additionally, in a few weeks the speed limit in that area will be lowered to 15 mph. The committee is just waiting for the signs to come in. Mahon said they will put out a

notice before changing the speed limit. Some students are happier that getting to class is less dangerous now. “I like the new crosswalks because I think that cars don’t usually stop in this area but it is highly trafficked by students and it gives them a way to get across the road easier,” Marylane Champagne said, a junior prepharmacy student. Considering the buildings near the new crosswalks are used by prepharmacy and nursing students, two of the most popular majors at the school, many students likely share Champagne’s opinion. Not only are the crosswalks a plus

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for pedestrians, but drivers will also benefit from seeing a defined area where students should cross the street. “It’s really good because you get to prevent people from randomly crossing, like jaywalking or whatever, and it allows the drivers to be more aware of the people crossing,” said Matthew Spicuzza, a junior toxicology student. Other students said they wish there were more crosswalks because the area where they installed them is just one of many high traffic areas for pedestrians. contact Landius Alexander at

Merger to hit comm department this fall by Scott Simoneaux

Changes to the communication degree have been finalized, and this fall students will see the department merge into one degree. Incoming students will have a new degree plan. And the total major hours needed for a degree will increase from 30 to 33.Only students with one year left to graduate will be exempt from the changes. Communication studies and mass communication will consolidate into one degree with four concentrations. Associate professor Bette Kauffman was a part of the curriculum committee. “I think we have done a really good job in producing the best consolidated degree, but we won’t know until it is implemented whether it will work or not,” Kauffman said. Three of the concentrations are the same as are offered now, except that communication studies is being replaced with the concentration in communication advocacy. Program cooridinator Carl Thameling said the changes will make students more attractive to employers looking for good communicators. Last semester The Hawkeye reported that the merger would remove classes like Media Law and Ethics from the curriculum. These classes will still be available. However, they will not be required. Students will be required to fill at least 15 hours in the concentration they choose. Leslie Pace was also a member of the curriculum committee. “The courses being offered will try to bridge across the concentrations,” Pace said. With many of the courses lapping over each other, students in the department will have the chance to take more classes from all of the professors instead of just the professors in their concentration. contact Scott Simoneaux at

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Bible clear on what is and isn’t a sin I would like to note that I am not trying to combat or debate, and that my views are not of hate or homophobia but solely to give an equal contrast to the article. Being a disciple for Christ, I felt obligated to speak on the biblical references stated, and give the historical and accurate meaning to the three verses. In Leviticus 11:7 and 8, Moses states that the Israelites are not allowed to eat pork. The reason the Israelites were not allowed to eat pork was not that it was a sin. It was for health reasons, to show their commitment and faith to God and to distinguish themselves from pagan worshippers. Us westerners find it impossible to not eat pork. Are we wrong for eating pork? No. Is it a sin? No. Is it unhealthy? Yes! Any physician would tell you not to eat so much pork because it is unhealthy and you will actually live a healthier life without it. In Leviticus 19:28 it states, “You shall not

make any cuts on your body for the dead or tattoo yourselves: I am the Lord.” Pagan worshippers cut and tattooed themselves ritually, so God wanted his people (the Israelites) to separate themselves from them and their traditions. The New Testament does not mention anything about a believer not allowed to get tattoos. But, the bible does talk about keeping your body holy, as a living sacrifice, so whatever you do to or with your body should be holy and acceptable to God. A person who has tattoos will not go to hell. Last but not least, the article talks about women not allowed to speak in church in 1 Corinthians 14:34-35. Prior to that chapter it talks about women praying and prophesying in church. If you read all of Corinthians, it talks about the chaos and disorder of the church. The leaders were not doing their job. People wanted to take over the leadership positions. Prophets were

not doing their job to maintain order. 1 Corinthians 14:33-35 talks about interpreting and understanding the gifts of tongues and prophecy and when a person is speaking in tongues and prophecy the women should be silent. But why men? The structure of the church as well as the laws of the land forbid women to sit next to their husbands during church. So the women sat in the back and men up front. Since there were no microphones or speakers I’m pretty sure the women had a hard time hearing. It needs to be mentioned that the laws of the land and Jesus Christ are two different things. Jesus cares about order and felt it important to have structure and laws in society. But, if those laws got in the way of ones soul salvation then there was a problem. In John 4:4–42, Jesus talked to a woman at the well alone. It was illegal, and the woman could have been put to death. But Jesus did not care about that.

Her soul was much more important and she was well protected under God’s favor. Or what about Mary of Magdalene? Jesus interfered with her being stoned to death- when lawfully she deserved to die. We are no longer under the Law of Moses. In Galatians 2:23-25 it says “Before the coming of this faith, we were held in custody under the law, locked up until the faith that was to come would be revealed. So the law was our guardian until Christ came that we might be justified by faith. Now that this faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian.” God clearly says that homosexuality is a sin, in the Old and New Testament. His word is not obsolete for God is the same yesterday, today and forever more. The creator of the universe knows exactly what he is doing and saying. God Bless, Courtney Collins

Student sickened by Hawkeye’s judgment in publishing opinions To whom it may concern, First off, I would like to say that I have been a student at this university for the past three years and I have read The Hawkeye ever since I started college. I am proud to be a student at this university, and I love that we have a school paper that has students writing the articles. In reading the paper recently, I have become concerned with some of the articles being published. Shelby DeSoto has been writing offensive articles that are continuously being published. I have listed the offensive articles below. -“Bisexuality: Real or Fake?” -“Sick men are sickening, toughen up guys” The most recent article that has caused me to be concerned is in this week’s paper (March 18, 2013), “Bisexuality: Real or Fake?” In this article DeSoto stated, “To me, it doesn’t make sense to want two partners. This is the bisexual stereotype,” and “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.” These two quotes shows that DeSoto does not understand what bisexual means. If a writer does not know what they are supposed to be writing about then they need to do the proper research. Also, I am not bisexual nor am I gay, but I do know several people who are both. Therefore when I read, “Some people claim to be

bisexual but are really going through a phase,” I was rather upset. It is perfectly fine to have your own opinion on any subject matter, however when you are writing for a school paper, you really should watch what you put. Another article that had me concerned was “Sick men are sickening, toughen up guys,” which was published in The Hawkeye Feb. 24, 2013. I am well aware that this is an opinion article and that DeSoto has every right to her opinion. However, there is roughly a 36 percent male population at the university, which means this article is offensive to at least one third of our school population. I spoke to several of my male friends/peers about this article when I saw the following sentence: “Men are completely helpless when they get sick.” I was completely appalled and so were several other students I spoke to. To sum up this rather long email, I am completely sickened that the ULM Hawkeye is allowing articles like the two I discussed to be published in the paper. These articles not only represent the school paper but the university and the students as well. I personally do not appreciate articles like these representing the university I attend. The editor of the paper needs to do something about the articles that DeSoto writes. Sincerely, A Concerned Student

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We can do more Quick,easy ways to handle stress for less fortunate in Monroe area SHELBY DESOTO

GARRETT BOYTE Have you ever been hungry? I don’t mean like the munchies after a few hours of studying. I’m talking about the kind that pangs in your stomach until you’re in agony and it’s all you can think about. Imagine feeling that all day. Every day. I spent a day at the Desiard Street Homeless Shelter. The shelter is a grungy place with bricks blackened with age and bars on the windows. It’s tucked away in a part town few people go through on purpose. The people in line for the daily lunch vary. They’re young. Old. Black. White. It doesn’t matter. Poverty doesn’t care. Every time I close my eyes, I see their faces. Grimace. Smiles. Shame. Joy. Their faces hit me hard. But the one’s that I remember most are not the sunken and grave ones, not the happy and thankful ones. No. It’s the blank ones—the empty faces of those who were simply lost. As the people came through the line to get a couple slices of turkey and spoonful of rice, they took me on a roller coaster ride of emotion. Each one had a personality. Each had a story. And each had a life. One older woman wore little foam disks—the kind kids will use to shoot out of a toy gun, on her hands. She used them for jewelry. Another man smiled a nearly toothless grin because that day was his birthday. He was happy just to be alive another year. A family came in. They had a little boy with them. He was 3. He wore pajamas that, much like his face, needed a wash. The little boy walked up to me with a huge smile and introduced himself. His name was Danny. Danny and I talked for a moment, and then he jolted across the room with that heartbreaking smile and the limitless energy and joy of a 3 year old to talk to the next stranger. Danny smiles because he’s happy. He’s happy because he doesn’t know he’s got any reason not to be. This is the only life he’s known. When I heard his grandmother tell him he needed to eat his peas, much to his disdain, because it was all he would have to eat until tomorrow, my roller coaster dropped out of midair and made my stomach settle in my throat. The shelter was shorthanded that day, like most days. Area churches usually staff the shelter with volunteers, but it’s hard for some people to get away from work or their own lives long enough to pass out food. I was there only to observe, but I soon found myself wearing those plastic gloves and scooping out a dash of English peas to those in line. I couldn’t say no. I remember thinking as I left the shelter that I wanted to do more. But what could I do? What can I do to give these people hope? What can I do to show Danny 40 that even though the world can be a harsh place, there will always be hope for 35 those who seek it? 30 The Desiard Street Shelter is a grungy place with bricks blackened with age 25 and bars on the windows. It opens at 9 a.m. and closes at 1 p.m. every day but 20 Sunday. It’s usually shorthanded, but it just gained a regular volunteer. 15 Anyone care to join me? 10 contact Garrett Boyte at

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Pressure. I feel it. Just about every day, I feel the pressure to be better than the day before, and don’t forget the stress. Being an adult is stressful enough; so why did I decide to torture myself with college? I try to stay positive and tell myself “It will all be worth it in the end.” I know I’m right but still, I crack under the stress sometimes. We all have. College is supposed to be the best time of our lives because it starts new chapters and ends the old. So why do I literally stress myself sick over it? Can it be helped? College is meant to be tough and challenging. If it were easy, we’d all have degrees. If I’m not in class, I’m working on something for a class. I’m amazed how people have a social life. Besides stress, there is the fear of failure. Will I ever get a career with this degree? Most days it sure doesn’t look like it. Almost everything I hear on the news is negative in terms of my future. So what’s a college student to do? I don’t want to be naïve and think that everything will turn out great, but I shouldn’t be Debbie Downer either. Sure, I could mope around, complaining about how I hardly see my friends, how I barely have time to have time and how most days I have so much to do that I decide to take a nap instead. I quote Sweet Brown when I say, “Ain’t nobody got time for that.”

This semester I decided to take some fun classes and I recommend you do the same. My art and dance class help relieve my stress. It may be for only a short period of time but in those hours I spend working on my clay sculpture or trying to master the tree pose, I forget everything around me. It’s very hard for me to have all my focus on one thing. My yoga and Pilates class relaxed me so much that I fell asleep once. I’ve never been stressed one moment and completely relaxed the next like I have when I’m in there. So dance or art isn’t your thing. Trust me, it isn’t mine either. I’m falling all over the place like I have rubber legs. And half the time I’m covered in clay. But I’m distracted from the stress I once had. Many events are held on our campus almost everyday. And, contrary to popular belief, many are actually quite entertaining. Another way to get a break from the stress is to treat yourself. Every week, go get some ice cream or go rent a movie or heck, do both. You deserve it after all; you are a college student. That’s something to be proud of. Try to save a couple of dollars a week or every day, and by the end of the month, treat yourself to something nice. It may not be much, but you’ll appreciate it. We have to relieve stress somehow. Whatever you have to do to release it, do it. Just don’t hurt

anyone, please. Go for a run or take a bath. The choices are unlimited. It’s important to give yourself a break once in a while before life breaks you. A great Ferris Bueller once said, “Life moves pretty fast, if you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” I try to live by that quote by living life to its fullest, but that’s hard to do in college. We all need to enjoy the little things. Be happy and enjoy the moment. Those moments are few and far between, but they make life worth living. College isn’t the end. It’s only the beginning to something new. Cherish what you have now, it may not be much, but it’s something. contact Shelby DeSoto at

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Area poet reads recent works University alumn, soldier laid to rest by Ashley Lyons

Award-winning poet Lenore Weiss is drawn to the language and music of the words in writing poetry. Weiss was excited to share that language and music when the English department welcomed her to a poetry reading. Weiss shared a wide range of poetry about speaking Hungarian around her parents as a child, working from home as an adult, going to Istanbul over the summer and a story called “Video Game.” Weiss sat on a table in the front of the room, and her audience leaned forward to listen as she read from her recent publication “Cutting Down the Last Tree on Easter Island.” It is a personal collection that she divided into three parts of her life. “The first is about my HungarianAmerican background and growing up in New York City. I have always wanted to leave big cities. I have been trying to do that my entire life,” Weiss said. “The second part of it is about my middle period of being a wife and a mother, experiencing life and death and all of the things that shape us as adults into

consciousness.” Weiss’ poems from this collection also celebrate her Jewish culture and the presence of technology. Her other collections include “Tap Dancing on the Silverado Trail” and “Sh’ma Yis’rael.” Creative writing professor Jack Heflin didn’t even have to find Weiss. She found him. “She got in touch with me when she got into town. She was looking for opportunities to meet other writers and McLean to read on campus,” Heflin said. “She has a lot of different types of poems. I like poems that come out of common experience, like going into the DMV and coming out with a poem.” One of the first poems Weiss wrote in Louisiana was called “A Song for Guns and License.” She was applying for a driver’s license when she spotted a sign that made her curious. It was for a raffle to raise money for a school. The

prize was a rifle. Weiss believes that moving from urban cities, such as New York City and Chicago, to a more rural area has changed her approach to writing. Being here has allowed her to put herself and her writing as a priority in a way that she couldn’t before. She can hear herself better. “I think writing and being a person is always a balancing act,” Weiss said. “We all have to find our own balance.” Sophomore occupational therapy major Logan Mclean went to Weiss’ reading for 10 bonus points. But she was soon leaning forward with the rest of the audience, eager to hear more poems. “It was different because it was so modern,” Mclean said. “It was funny to hear poems with references to iPods and computers.” Weiss is now living in Sterlington and is working on a memoir called “Breakdance.” A tale of her survival, ancestry and growing up under difficult circumstances. contact Ashley Lyons at

by Garrett Boyte

Flags still fly at half staff for fallen soldier Bryan Henderson in Winnsboro. F u n e r a l services for Henderson, a ULM alumnus, were held Friday in Franklin Parish. H e n d e r s o n Henderson graduated from ULM with a degree in Aviation in 2006. He later became a Chief Warrant Officer in the Army. Sally Davidson, the former aviation department head, said Henderson came back to ULM every semester to talk to aviation students. “Bryan’s heart and soul were in Aviation,” Davidson said. “He was such a positive role model to these young people, both as a student and as a graduate.”

“Bryan’s heart

and soul were in aviation.” Sally Davidson, Former Aviation Department Head Henderson died when the Blackhawk helicopter he was in crashed in Afghanistan. Henderson had been in the Army for seven years and was preparing to be promoted to Major. ULM President Nick Bruno was saddened to hear about Henderson’s death. “Bryan made ULM proud with his service to our country. We will keep his family and friends in our thoughts,” Bruno said. Henderson leaves behind his wife and a stepchild. contact Garrett Boyte at

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Legendary professor leaves behind legacy of commitment to students, ULM by Caty Morrison

Napoleon Bonaparte marched up to the front of the classroom, faced the confused students and began teaching. Bonaparte never broke character to reveal his true identity for the entire class period. Horace “H.P.” Jones did whatever it took to make sure his students learned. Jones, 83, died Tuesday, March 19, 2013 in his home. After 47 years of teaching history at ULM, the amount of lives Jones touched would be nearly impossible to count. Jones was one of those teachers whose lessons and tales will be carried by many students for the rest of their lives. ULM alumnus Michael Free knew Jones when Free was a graduate student completing his masters in history. “[Jones] was a great story teller, and had the uncanny ability to make history come alive,” Free said.

Free said his first memory of Jones was during a graduate class of medieval history when Jones walked in the room, picked up a piece of chalk and hand drew a complete map of Europe. The class was in awe. Many students will say that no one could tell a story like Jones could. He didn’t just teach history. He lived history. After serving in the United States Marine Corps, Jones hopped on a bike and began an 18-month trip around the world. He eventually traded in biking for hitchhiking, traveling through 22 countries and four continents. “He was one of the most passionate and inspiring professors I’ve had. He’s the kind of professor you’ll tell your future children about,” said Sarah Dean, a senior sociology major. Students aren’t the only ones who will remember Jones fondly. He influenced his colleagues equally as much.

Neil White, professor of sociology, pulled out a long piece of paper that had Jones’ handwritten version of the Civil War on it. It was a gift for White’s son. “He cared so much about his students,” White said.

Jones could be seen throwing candy from the same leg while being pulled in a cart by his graduate assistant. Landon LeJeune even intentionally took the wrong history class and later had it subbed for his check sheet, just so he could have Jones as a teacher.

“...[Jones] had the uncanny ability to make history come alive.” Michael Free ULM Alumnus When a lot of people think of ULM, they think of Jones. He was like Mr. ULM…or Dr. ULM according to White. “He spoke the truth,” White said. ”He was above the “games,” and there was no guessing with him.” Dressed in a denim graduation gown, Jones walked into his history 112 class on the first day of the semester, throwing candy out of a prosthetic leg. The “Rocky” theme was playing in the background. During the 2011 University Mile,

“[Jones] also had a respect for literature, and he preferred to do as many things as ‘old-fashioned’ as possible,” said LeJeune, a ULM alumnus. “This was the first time since junior high that I actually had to turn in a hand-written book report.” One semester, Jones asked one of his classes to write a poem to read to him. It was the Ides of March, and they gathered outside of Stubbs for the reading. Lyndsey Floyd, now a ULM alumna,

chose to write her poem about Jones. An excerpt from Floyd’s poem: “That Jones sure is a funny man. 
And he makes things easy to understand. 
He dances around; sometimes he sings, 
just to stress exactly what he means…” It is apparent that Jones left behind a trail of memories, stories and admirers- all coming together to create the huge legacy that can be summed up with just his name. White said the most prominent legacy Jones probably left behind was the theory that “story-telling is still the best method of teaching.” With the countless recollections of stories Jones told that took over Facebook and other social media just hours after the news of his passing occurred, how could that theory be denied? The students may not remember the semester they took the class, the grade they got or the amount of homework they were given. But they will always remember the teacher. contact Caty Morrison at



March 25, 2013


Maroon tops White 17-7 in spring football game by Adam Hunsucker

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Earnest Carrington eludes a defender during the Maroon and White game on Saturday at Malone Stadium.

The Maroon team came away with a 17-7 victory over the White team in the annual Maroon and White spring football game on Saturday at Malone Stadium. Head coach Todd Berry used the game as an opportunity to evaluate the younger players on the roster, holding many of his starters out of the game. “We had a lot of guys that didn’t play because I’ve seen them play enough and, quite honestly, I needed to see how some other guys were going to handle some things,” Berry said. With Browning on the sidelines, sophomores Brayle Brown and Earnest Carrington got the chance to take the reins of the offense. It was Carrington who stood out, connecting with Rashon Ceaser on a 65-yard touchdown bomb in the second quarter. “I love throwing deep balls,” Carrington said. “That’s my forte.” The White team scored its only touchdown on a 34-yard interception return by cornerback Rob’Donovan Lewis.

The Maroon team also scored on a four-yard Nathan Meadors touchdown run and a 40-yard field goal from Justin Manton. SCIONEAUX CLEARED TO RETURN The Warhawks received a welcomed surprise when sophomore tight end Harley Scioneaux announced he has been cleared to return to the team. Scioneaux has been battling cancer all semester, undergoing treatment in his hometown of Reserve, La. “I had gone down there thinking I was going to have to have surgery so once I got the news I wanted to show up at practice and surprise them,” Scioneaux said. Scioneaux’s teammates have been holding fundraisers since January to help raise money for his medical bills, including selling #TeamCNO bracelets at the Maroon and White game. “Harley has been a true inspiration to not just the team but to an old 52-year old coach,” Berry said. “I couldn’t have handled this as well as he has.”


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4 things to watch from the Warhawks going into next season Drawing A Line In The Trenches Early in his tenure, Todd Berry spoke longingly for the day his roster would be fully stocked with depth and experienced upperclassmen. That day is finally here. ULM dressed out 92 players this spring—a far cry from the 62 during Berry’s first year in 2010. Of that 92, 18 are returning starters, including 16 juniors and seniors. Nowhere is that experience more valuable than in the trenches. What were once positions constantly in flux now are a team strength. The offensive line boasts a combined 87 starts, and the defensive front is littered with experience.

Kolton Browning’s Flying Circus The reigning Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Year returns to lead what should be another high-scoring offensive attack. Browning’s dual-threat prowess—9,400 yards of total offense, 76 total touchdowns— is well documented, but there’s production all over the roster. Senior Jyruss Edwards has 392 carries and over 1,400 yards under his belt, and his return from injury will go a long way to stabilize ULM’s running game. The receiving tandem of Je’Ron Hamm, Colby Harper and Tavarese Maye have 292 career catches between the three of them.

Controlled Chaos The Warhawks slipped on defense last season, but they have the chance to return to the dominating standard set by coordinator Troy Reffett. Thanks to a medical redshirt, senior Cameron Blakes is back to anchor a linebacking core that includes veterans Ray Stovall and Austin Moss. Cause for concern lies in the secondary, where the Warhawks finished 108th in the country in pass defense last year. All five starters return on the back-end. This group has talent. Despite their woes, they managed to lead the Sun Belt in interceptions with 16.

Title Contender? The stars are aligned for ULM to put together a historic 2013. The season kicks off with a daunting road game at Oklahoma, but with Grambling, Wake Forest and Baylor rounding out the non-conference schedule, the Warhawks have a shot to be no worse than 2-2 entering conference play. ULM will play three home conference games and four on the road, kicking off Sun Belt play with a visit from Western Kentucky. The matchup with the Hilltoppers—along with trips to Troy and Louisiana-Lafayette— will go a long way in deciding ULM’s championship fate.

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March 25, 2013



Green/Wine power Warhawks to 4-2 win over Troy by Adam Hunsucker

Board on the Bayou

photos by Daniel Russell

photo by Emi McIntyre

Martin tames the waters during the Battle on u Wake Tour on Saturday.

TOP: Cale Wine sends a strike screaming down from the mound on Friday at Warhawk Field. BOTTOM: Kodie Tidwell takes a swing at the plate.

Corben Green smelled a change-up. With ULM clinging to a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the fifth inning, Green stepped to plate with runners at second and third. Student assistant coach Caleb Clowers knew the change-up was coming too. He instructed Green to sit on the next pitch. As the ball travelled across the mound toward the batter’s box, Green knew he was right. He timed it perfectly, laying into the ball with a perfect swing that sent it deep over the right field wall. Green’s three-run blast broke the game open, allowing ULM (9-13, 1-3) to snap an eight-game losing streak with a 4-2 victory over conference rival Troy (137, 1-3) on Friday night at Warhawk Field. “That’ll get anybody down,” Green said of the losing streak. “Tonight, we got on the right track, stayed relaxed and played baseball.” The Warhawks received another strong effort from starting pitcher Cale Wine. ULM’s ace pitched his third complete game of the season, surrendering two runs with three walks and five strikeouts. T r o y came into the game with the best team-batting average in the Sun Belt, but got two hits off of Wine. “I thought we needed somebody to step up and Cale did an outstanding job of doing that...he was on his game,” head coach Jeff Schexnaider said. ULM got on the scoreboard first in the second inning when catcher Logan Fiasco hit a single through the gap that scored infielder Chris Dudley, who reached base on a passed ball. The Warhawks swapped scoreless innings with the Trojans in the third and fourth innings before Green’s home run in the fifth. “We hadn’t had a big inning in a long time, so to score three there helped Cale and helped our defense,” Schexnaider said. Troy was able to make it interesting in the top of the eighth inning. With the bases loaded, infielder Tyler Vaughn hit a base hit single into right field that scored two runs for the Trojans. “I tried to get the double play but the guy hit it clear into right field,” Wine said. “I knew I had to keep it right there and not let them tie the game up.” Schexnaider thought about sending Tyler Bray in for relief, but Wine responded and was able to pick up the win. Wine improved his record to 3-3 with an ERA of 1.84 on the season. ULM travels to Natchitoches on Tuesday to face off against Northwestern State. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. contact Adam Hunsucker at




March 25, 2013

Swimming in the sand

RIGHT: Zuzana Markova dives for the ball during practice at the ULM sand volleyball courts. BELOW: Markova hammers a spike over the net.

Fischer brings attitude and identity to ULM’s newest sport by Adam Hunsucker

photos by Emi McIntyre

“This is supposed to be funny, you guys.” David Fischer shouts instructions during a drill he describes as “counterintuitive.” It’s designed to teach his sand volleyball team to read defenses on the fly and get them out of their comfort zone. The objective is simple enough. If the defender goes one way, then the ball needs to go to that vacated area. It places the opponent in a bind, forcing them to make a split-second decision that hopefully leaves them with a mouthful of sand. When executed properly, the results are hilarious. It’s not common to find a coach singing the praises of humor during the drills that make up the rigorous and mundane routine of practice. But if David Fischer is anything, it’s certainly not common. In just over a month on the job, native Californian has put his own stamp on ULM’s newest school-sponsored sport, winning over his players in the process. “He’s a lot of fun and is super positive,” senior Tetiana Sukach said. “We even have a drill called positive city. He tries to blend the mental aspect with the physical and I really like that.” Fischer isn’t afraid to jump in the drill and mix it up either. He’s certainly qualified, given his background as a professional volleyball player. Even if he does find the term Fischer “professional” used loosely. “Professional is such a strong word. Volleyball is only a professional sport for about 10 men’s and women’s teams in the U.S.,” Fischer said. “But I can travel at a break-even pace where I win enough gas money to make it to the next event. To me, playing tournaments and winning enough money to travel is a victory.” So how does a volleyball nomad from Northern California find himself in Northeast Louisiana coaching the game he loves? With a little shared geography and a Facebook message.

The Bench And The Beach: Fischer is a self-described “volleyball addict” with an insatiable appetite for the sport that began during his days at Santa Barbara High School in California.

“This team is full of wicked smart student-athletes.” David Fischer Sand Volleyball Coach

“At my high school, there was a good choir and a good volleyball team,” Fischer said. “So I said all right, I’ll do both.” The game took him to Stanford University in Palo Alto. Fischer jokes that he played the bench at Stanford, taking a back seat on a roster stocked full of future pro’s and Olympians. “I saw the court for probably four points in league matches in my college career,” Fischer said. He wasn’t done with volleyball after college either. Thanks to the exploits of some acquaintances from Santa Barbara High, Fischer decided to give sand volleyball a shot. “I saw that some friends of mine from high school were making money playing beach [volleyball], so I thought I could try that.” While it’s still volleyball, the intricacies of the sand game are far different from the indoor variety Fischer grew up with. He took to the game just fine, beginning his odyssey of setting and spiking all over the beaches of America. But you can’t play forever. Luckily for Fischer, old age—at least in terms of athlete years—has coincided with the growth of collegiate sand volleyball. Like many athletes, he found the door to coaching open for him. Fischer spent time as an assistant at UCSanta Barbara and the head coach at Oxnard (Calif.) College before discovering the unlikely opening that led him halfway across the country. Shortly after taking the head volleyball job at ULM, Patrick Hiltz realized he needed someone to take the reigns of the sand team while he focused on recruiting for the indoor squad. (CONTINUED ONTO NEXT PAGE)

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Team ‘T and Z’ set the gold standard

Fischer saw an opportunity. He contacted Hiltz through Facebook, using those Santa Barbara connections one more time. Hiltz spent his high school days at San Marcos High, the crosstown rival of Fischer’s alma mater, Santa Barbara High. Hiltz was looking for someone who could assist him with the indoor team while also bringing to the table expertise in the sand game. He feels he’s found that with Fischer. “Sand volleyball is a different sport than indoor,” Hiltz said. “It’s still volleyball, but there are some subtle nuances that need to be addressed to take a good sand volleyball team and make it an elite sand volleyball team. I think David gives us an opportunity to make that jump,” Hiltz said.

by a Californian in the heart of the Bible Belt looks on the surface about as counterintuitive as it gets. But look closer. Below the surface. Beneath the grains of sand that fill the volleyball court. It works. The volleyball nomad from Santa Barbara has found a home in his plastic bag. Away from the comfort zone of the aquarium. contact Adam Hunsucker at

by Adam Hunsucker

Tetiana Sukach jokes that they’re like a married couple. When two people spend as much time together as Sukach and her partner-in-crime Zuzana Markova, the comparison is inevitable. “Of course we have misunderstandings but I really like that she’s my partner,” Sukach said. “We have the same goals.” Together, they form the duo known as “T & Z” around ULM’s sand volleyball courts. And they’ve been making quite the name for themselves in just their second season playing together. In August, Sukach and Markova captured the National Collegiate Sand Volleyball Association (NCSVA) National Tournament championship, defeating teams from all over the country. Almost midway through ULM’s inaugural sand volleyball season, the pair stands at 7-0 in match play. Sukach and Markova first crossed paths in Europe in 2007 with no clue what the future had in store for them. The two met at the Under-19 Volleyball championships in Poland, where Sukach represented the Ukraine and Markova the Czech Republic. A few years and several thousand miles later, “T & Z” was born. They may call different countries home, but it’s a shared competitive fire that makes “T & Z” such a formidable tandem. “We both hate losing. It’s our drive that makes us work so well together,” Markova said. That drive has also made the head coach’s job easier. Head coach David Fischer views Sukach and Markova more as colleagues than players and he can count on them to bring their best effort every day. “Their intensity is case you can’t tell, I’m really happy they’re on our side of the net,” Fischer said. With eight matches—including two tournaments—left on the schedule, Sukach and Markova are gearing up for the AVCA National Tournament in Muscle Shoals, Ala. Winning is always the goal with these two. But that hasn’t stopped them from relishing the chance to be a part of history as members of ULM’s first sand volleyball team. Something neither one of them will take for granted. “I’ve played sand [volleyball] all my life,” Sukach said. “I came here for the indoor team but I love sand volleyball. This is like my dream come true to have this program.”

The Bag Around the Goldfish: After jumping in to participate in his own intricately designed drill, Fischer finds himself as the defender with the mouthful of sand. Undeterred, the coach dusts himself off and rejoins the action. His team has done the same over the course of this first season. After starting out 1-3, the Warhawks are riding the crest of a three-match winning streak that has them at 4-3 at the season’s midway point. They aren’t elite yet, but it’s fair to say Fischer has them headed in the right direction. “This group is exactly what I hoped they would be. I knew some already saw themselves as beach players, and some would be new to the sand game and would need to learn a lot in a hurry, Fischer said. “What I’m happy to find out is that this team is full of wicked-smart student-athletes.” Fischer’s squad is comprised of players from every walk of life imaginable. From Ohio all the way to South America and Europe. Fischer can identify with the diversity. He too is a fish out of water. And loves every minute of it. “I’m expecting and waiting for an extreme culture shock,” Fischer said. “Coach Hiltz is a Santa Barbara guy, my team is from everywhere in the world. They’re like the plastic bag around the goldfish that keeps me insulated from the aquarium.” A roster of American and international players coached

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TOP: David Fischer takes a moment to instruct his team at the ULM sand volleyball courts. BOTTOM: Fischer gets in on the action during drills. photos by Emi McIntyre

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March 25, 2013


Students swap places with admin by Gwen Ducre

photos by Emi McIntyre

Laura Knotts (above) hugs Luke Lasiter at the ULM Child Development Center after she traded places with sophomore Danielle Jones. Lisa Miller (left) listens to a biology lecture. She traded places with junior biology major James Gardner. Wayne Brumfield (below) takes notes in calculus. The vice president for student affairs traded places with sophomore Gaylon Pierce.

ULM President Nick Bruno took over seven pages of notes for sophomore pre-nursing major Julian Cain’s statistics class. Cain covered for Bruno at all of his meetings for the day. Cain and Bruno was just a pair of the students and faculty and staff who switched places Wednesday as a part of 31 Ambassador’s Big Switch. Cain said being the president of a university isn’t all bad. He got to ride around in the ULM golf cart, got an assistant and free coffee. The hard part came when he actually had to go to the meetings. Everyone wanted a raise. Cain learned the meaning of management when he had to tell everyone no. He said that was the hardest part of his day. “I knew he was a busy man, but now I know he is a really busy man. I have the utmost respect for him and I Bruno know he’s here for us students. Though sometimes we may look at it as a bad thing, he has the best interest, and that includes faculty as well,” Cain said. Bruno said it had been close to 20 years since he last was in a classroom. Pre-nursing major Abby Eyryan switched with Seth Hall, who works in recruitment and admissions. Eyryan started her day with music by Outkast and filling out answer keys for the upcoming PREP tests. Lisa Miller, who also works in admissions, also switched with a prenursing major. Miller noticed a stark difference in the learning habits of students now, compared to students she went to school with. She said Moodle would have been a big help back then. She was able to print off the notes and just follow along in class. Miller also noticed the change of student’s posture. When she was in school, students were attentive and sat correctly in their seats. This would help them to pay attention and not miss out on any notes. “All administration should participate to see the student’s different learning dynamics, and for students and faculty to be reminded what it is they are here for,” Miller said. contact Gwen Ducre at


March 25, 2013



Epilepsy is serious; help raise awareness DACEY SHIRLEY One in 10 people will have a seizure in their lifetime. I am one of about 2.7 million Americans who suffer from the neurological seizure disorder called epilepsy. I was diagnosed with epilepsy when I was 16 years old. Once I began having seizures, my whole life was turned upside down. Just like every other teen, I was excited to get my driver’s license and new found freedom that came with it. After my first seizure, I couldn’t

drive, sleep by myself or shower without someone in the bathroom with me for several months. When I was first diagnosed with epilepsy, I was completely embarrassed. My seizures came without warning. One minute I would be taking notes in class, and the next minute I’m lying on the floor covered with purple bruises all over my body. My pants would be soaked. After I had a seizure at danceline practice in high school, I walked into math class, and one of the dancers laid on the floor. She pretended to have a seizure in front of me My seizures are triggered by stress and lack of sleep. It is pretty difficult to be a college student and control my stress level. I have tried three different medications for epilepsy since I was diagnosed. In the past four years I have had over 10 seizures, and have had to


change my medications and the doses accordingly. My medication has really severe side effects like uncontrollable nosebleeds, weight loss, permanent eye damage and ovary damage. On March 4, 2013, I thought my world was going to end. After one year seizure free, I had a seizure during dance rehearsals for “Guys and Dolls.” I knew something was not right when I saw the faces in front of me morph into a giant blur. My head was pounding; my chest heavy. Losing the feeling in my legs, I fell to the floor. I watched my legs and arms shake uncontrollably. Faster and faster they twitched until my vision became completely impaired. Once again my driving privileges were taken away for six months.

Now, I have to rely on friends and family to drive me to and from school and everywhere in between. I was put on bed rest for the entire week after my seizure. I missed all of my classes. I am still in the process of making up tests and class work. March 26 is National Purple Day for epilepsy awareness. Help promote awareness by wearing purple. People can have small unrecognizable seizures before a grand mal seizure, loss of consciousness and uncontrolled muscle movement. Knowing the signs of seizures can help prevent panic. Being informed on what to do when you or someone around you has a seizure will prevent you or that person from getting hurt.

Did you know?

- One in 10 people will have a seizure in their lifetime. - 65 million people in the world have epilepsy. - There are 150,000 new cases of epilepsy in the U.S. every year.

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Students find themselves in different kind of identity crises Hi, I’m Amanda!

Ben? My name’s Victoria.

My name’s Sarah!

illustration by Rachel Barnes

Students change names on spring break for safety, fun 2,600 Americans are arrested on spring break overseas each year.

by Gwendolyn Ducre

Spring break is an escape from reality, class and parents. Sometimes, it is a student’s chance to take a break from his or her identity. This may result in telling someone a false name, or exaggerating the truth about where you are from. Some find this as a safe way to avoid any danger, others do it for fun. Senior business major Amber Atkins said she changes her name so guys can’t find and befriend her Facebook or Google her. Atkins said she never tells anyone she meets on vacation her real name. She said she doesn’t use the same name- it’s usually just the first name she thinks of. She said she has named herself as “Oliva Lee.” Using a false name has saved Atkins from embarrassment. On one vacation, Atkins met someone that turned out to be a professor at a university she wished to attend. ULM police department’s Lt. Steve Mahon said he doesn’t see any harm with changing your name or where you are from for your safety. Mahon suggests: “My cardinal rule is this: Go out with your friends, go home with your friends. It’s one of those things that keeps you a whole lot safer, and eliminates about 98 percent of the bad drama. This way you can look out for one another.”

While some are thinking of safety, others are thinking of how fun it is to say they are from another city, and even adopting a pretend accent. Junior health studies majorand Natchitoches nativeDevonte Grinstead admitted to pretending he was from New Orleans or Lafayette just to talk with a Cajun accent. “I just like the way they talk and I wish I had their accent. I’ll say things like ‘hey baby’,” Grinstead said. In some cases, pretending to be someone else may just be completely random. For senior health studies major, Josh McDowell, being someone else actually scored him a free meal. “Spring break of last year, we went out to a restaurant to eat. The waitress thought she recognized me. She was asking me questions like ‘do you remember the time..?’ I answered the questions off chance correctly and she gave me a free meal.” McDowell said the waitress asked for his number, but his number changed right after the false ‘reunion.’ McDowell and the waitress haven’t spoken since.

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Spring fashion trends are rolling out in stores everywhere. This season, playful and edgy pieces are what will be in. Black and white style are great for spring. They can be used in a ‘70s mod style or color block (pair with an additional color). Military chic is another trend in stores. Military jackets and moto jackets are items that can be paired with skinny jeans, or a sundress to soften up the look. Maria Arnold is a junior social work major from Monroe and sales associate at a local boutique, K Sera. Her favorite spring trends are colored skinny jeans, especially coral. “Floral and printed chiffon tops are in right now and they are great with colored skinny jeans. And pair it with layering a

lot of bracelets,” Arnold said. Pastels and spring are always synonymous. This season’s twist is electric pastels, lighter shades of bolder neon colors. High waist denim shorts and sleeveless tees are coming back strong and can be found in many washes and designs at Forever 21 (located in Pecanland Mall). Huyen Nguyen, a senior radiologic technology major agrees that pastels are a huge spring trend. She also has spotted some trends herself. “I’ve seen black and white, stripes and colors like mint, purple and pink,” Nguyen said. Those shades also work well as nail polish colors for this season. Coral, mint or lilac are good, too. This season, nail polish is either light or pale. Pastels work best.

Makeup for this spring is fun and playful; like vivid eyeliners in blues, purples and greens. Orange eye shadow and other bold colors like ones seen in Maybelline Color Tattoo cream eye shadows are trending now. Gladiator sandals are another item making a comeback. This sandal is very versatile; it can be fastened around the ankle or some wrap up to the knee. Simple tennis shoes like Keds are another great shoe for spring. A cheaper version of this iconic shoe can be found at Target for $13, and looks great with sun dresses. Top knots, braids or side bangs are all in style for spring. These ‘do’s are great for road trips, hitting the beach or sitting by the pool. Women wanting blonder sun-kissed hair will want to stay away from spray in products like Sun-In. It may turn hair orange,

and either has to be dyed back or grown out. Homemade remedies to get golden locks are simple and affordable. Apply lemon juice to your hair before going outside. However, brunette hair will turn caramel. The last spring item is the most important. Sun protector factor (SPF) sunscreen is important for overall skin health. It completes any outfit and protects skin from early aging. Many winter trends have rolled over to this season, which saves a lot of cash that can be used towards spring break. Add new sandals and accessories like collar necklaces to update an outfit for spring. contact Jamie Arrington at

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March 25, 2013


Singers, dancers, musicians oh my! Students participate in annual talent show by Shaterica Wilson

When senior nursing major De’Tanya Hogan heard the gospel song “Breaking Every Chain,” she knew she was meant to sing it. Nervously taking the stage, Hogan belted out the song that won her first place in ULM’s Got Talent. ULM held its annual talent show in Brown Auditorium on Thursday. The event hosted a variety of talents including singing, dancing and rapping. Other talents were also showcased in between the competing acts. Eleven contestants performed. First place won $400, second place won $200 and third place won $100. Radu Marian won second place, Lucy Mckenzie won third. Hogan said, “I only listened to this song, and no others as I practiced for

the show.” She played the song persistently on her way to work, on her break and to and from Bossier City, where she attends church. Hogan also found inspiration from watching Tasha Cobbs sing the song on YouTube videos. “Singing in front of an audience was no new thing for me,” Hogan said. Hogan has been singing at the True Holiness Tabernacle of Prayer Ministries for years. “I wasn’t sure how people would react to a gospel song,” Hogan said, “I encouraged myself and rested in the fact that I’m doing this for the glory of God.” As Hogan waited to go on stage, she tried to stay focused and not listen to the other performers ahead of her. She always prays to God right before she sings for the audience to see God through her. Hogan’s sister, cousin, friends from work and nursing school peers

cheered her on the whole time from the audience. H e r performance brought tears to her sister’s eyes. “I watched the video that my sister took three times, and I feel like I did really well. I could tell the spirit was really moving,” Hogan said. “As I sang the words, I believed what I was saying, and that really encouraged me.” The first thing Hogan plans to do with her prize money is pay tithes…and a speeding ticket.

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