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NEWS

Is Louisiana on a fault line? Geologists say Monroe is safe from earthquakes

by Markeaya Eaton

by Jaclyn Jones

As deadly disasters strike across the world, such as the one in Japan, questions arise as to whether or not Monroe is prepared for one. Treasure Player, a freshman pharmacy major from Shreveport, worries about Louisiana’s future as she remembers Japan’s recent devastating earthquake. “When you look at what happened in Japan, it makes you appreciate life more,” Player said. She continued, “It’s also scary because you realize anything can happen. I don’t know how I would feel if something like that happened here.” Earthquakes occur in areas of weakness in the Earth’s crust, which are revealed by faults. While Louisiana does in fact lie on fault lines, it is still in an area of low seismic risk. The largest earthquake in Louisiana took place in 1930 and barely broke the scale at a magnitude of 4.2. According to geology instructor Lauri Anderson, the chances of a disaster, such as the one in Japan, affecting Monroe is zero to none. “There’s no way that’s going to happen,” Player said Anderson. “There’s no chance of an earthquake or tsunami as devastating as the one in Japan hitting Louisiana; we’re dealing with two drastically different types of faults.” Normal faults, in which the hanging wall drops below the foot-

Sushi is not in jeopardy, according to Monroe chef

Illustration by Kelsey Hargrove.

Louisiana lies on fault lines, but earthquakes are so rare and so slight, they are not considered a threat.

DID YOU KNOW? The World Bank says the rebuilding and reconstruction of Japan will cost over $230 billion (in U.S. dollars), and it will take the country at least five years to reconstruct its affected regions. wall, dominate the area of Monroe. Japan’s earthquake resulted from thrust faulting near a subduction zone, where one plate is being forced beneath another. “The faults in Louisiana and the faults in Japan are complete opposites; the closest subduction zone to Louisiana is in the Pacific Ocean,” said Anderson. Plates are being pulled together in the Pacific Ocean while plates

are being pulled apart in the Atlantic. Not much of either is happening in the Gulf. “Although, we have the same type of fault system as Japan off the northwest coast of the US, which could cause a major earthquake and subsequent tsunami for the western coast, geologically speaking, we’re pretty safe in Monroe,” Anderson said. contact Jaclyn Jones at jonesj2@warhawks.ulm.edu

In Monroe, there are a few Japanese restaurants serving sushi that have become favorite hot spots for students at ULM. Ever since the tsunami and nuclear reactor crises in Japan, people have been concerned about Japanese food exports. It raises the question about Monroe’s sushi and whether it has been affected by radiation or not. Oliver Jackson, a sophomore kinesiology major from Monroe, is not worried about the tsunami affecting his visits to sushi restaurants. “I like sushi, and I am still going to eat it. RawZ Café and Samurai are my favorite spots to go, and that’s not going to change,” Jackson said. Samurai, a sushi-serving Japanese restaurant in Monroe, hasn’t been affected by the tsunami. The food that they serve customers is bought loWilson cally, and they receive fresh fish every day. Hoi Loc, an assistant manager at Samurai, says the only thing that has changed is the prices of sushi. Loc said, “The prices go up and down, but nothing else has changed.” He also said that they don’t have a problem getting any product that is ordered. Their customers still come as if nothing has happened, and business is still good for them. Senior vocal performance major Allyson Wilson is also not going to let the tsunami affect her

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A sample of sushi served by the RawZ Café

eating habits. “I still eat sushi, and I have been to Samurai after the tsunami. Nothing has changed,” Wilson said. Even though Wilson is concerned for the citizens in Japan, she is not concerned about the quality of her food. “I order the same thing every time, and I enjoy eating at Samurai,” she said. The RawZ Café, another sushi restaurant here in Monroe, has also been affected by the price inflation, but the restaurant buys its products locally as well. Nothing is bought internationally. Goods are bought from a warehouse that supplies all of their food and products. Business is still good for these two restaurants. The Japanese Sushi Bar Kyoto, on the other hand, is closed. General manager and executive chef, John Mann, was not available for comment. contact Markeaya Eaton at eatonma@warhawks.ulm.edu


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NEWS

Independent study helps seniors

International Food Fair set for March 30 The Annual ULM International Food Fair is quickly approaching, and all students and faculty are invited to attend. The food fair is an opportunity for all to sample foods from a wide variety of cultures. Faculty, staff and international students from ULM will be providing small samples of cuisine from their

Students engaging in independent studies as an opportunity to graduate on time.

Students one class short take directed study by Catherine Olson

From Emerging Scholars to the SSRL, there are plenty of ways for students to pursue their academic and professional interests. Among those is the independent or directed study course. Unfortunately, some students are misusing this opportunity. When it comes to the semester before graduation and someone realizes that he or she is a class short, he or she often turns to directed study. Jeff Cass, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, is a little wary about independent study being used for that purpose. “It should be rare,” says Cass. “I’m not against it as a specialty project, but occasionally we have allowed it for a student that needs a course to graduate.” One of those special cases is

Elizabeth Cottle, a senior music and French double major from Monroe. Aside from fulfilling the last three hours she Cass needed for her second major, Cottle’s course is a special interest class about 19 century French literature by people of color.

“I’d love for someone to do a directed study in nuclear physics...” Dean Jeff Cass Cottle says, “I kind of foresaw this problem last semester. I hadn’t heard anything about it, but I had a friend who’d done [an

Photo by Robert Brown

independent study course] in the English Department.” Dean Cass is also taking the faculty into consideration because there isn’t a way for the university to pay for those classes. Also, some independent study courses just aren’t possible because ULM doesn’t have the right equipment or qualifications. “I’d love for Cottle someone to do a directed study in nuclear physics, but we don’t have a nuclear reactor,” says Cass. Furthermore, teachers have to make sure they don’t get overburdened, so a system of checks is in place to approve directed studies. “I think Dr. Michaelides had to get permission from Dr. Smith and. . .the dean. He wanted to wait until it was absolutely necessary,” says Cottle. contact Catherine Olson at olsoncj@warhawks.ulm.edu

homelands for $.50 to $1 per item, with free beverages being provided. Also, music, slides and flags from different countries will be featured. For more information please contact the International Student Office at (318) 342-5225. The event will be held in the Student Union Building, SUB, Ballroom on March 30, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


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EducateLA program wants YOU! Non-profit organization promotes higher education by Ciera Paul

A new non-profit organization is on the rise. EducateLA is a non-profit organization advocating the preservation of higher education. The mission is to gain support for higher education in Louisiana. EducateLA has come together with universities and colleges across Louisiana to fight budget cuts being made to statewide educational costs. The directors and students involved in the program plan on contacting state legislatures with the hopes that they will accept a pledge that protects and improves higher education. J. Hudson, the president of EducateLA, said that the organization will give Louisiana students an opportunity to make their voices heard. Hudson said, “We have to remind our legislators that students

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“If students take part in this, it could actually make a difference.” Junior Karlynsia Mack budget.” “It is the determination of whether our education, and ulti-

mately our degree, means something significant in the future.” Although the program is new, students are already looking forward to its success. Annie Park, freshman prepharmacy major from New Orleans, is optimistic about EducateLA. “The program will most likely be successful because results seem to come faster as a group,” Park said. Karlynsia Mack, a junior health studies marketing and management major from Alexandria, is excited and looking forward to

EducateLA. Mack said, “If students take part in this, it could actually make a difference.” Mack hopes that as many ULM students as possible become a part of the program. The program is open to Louisiana’s two and four year public universities and colleges. Anyone wanting more information about EducateLA, including interest in membership, should call 318-447-8663 or email jford@ educate-la.org. contact Ciera Paul at paulcr@warhawks.ulm.edu

NEWS

April Fools’ Day by John Sanders

With April fast approaching, many students are preparing for the onslaught of pranks they will play on others. April Fools’ is one day of the year where everyone is a target, except maybe your boss or professor. Some students choose to attack their relatives, such as Hillary Morgan. She played a prank on her mother by placing a rubber snake attached to some string in the yard. “I scared my mother, but to my surprise, I also scared my fatherwhich made it even better,” she said with a giggle. Andrea Fontenot had a not-sofunny prank played on her. Her boyfriend at the time called her while she was at Disney World and said he was breaking up with her. He later revealed it was a joke; she felt a little hurt. “That is not a very good joke,” said Fotenot. So be mindful of how the prank may make someone feel; they may not laugh with you. contact John Sanders at sanderj2@warhawks.ulm.edu

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NEWS

Blanco to speak for Women’s History Month Former Governor of Louisiana to visit ULM March 28 by Laura Woodard ULM Public Relations

The University of Louisiana at Monroe Diversity Committee will host former Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, Louisiana’s first female governor, as the featured speaker for Women’s History Month at ULM. Blanco will give her talk at 7 p.m., Monday, March 28, at the ULM Conference Center, located on the seventh floor of the ULM Library. The talk is free and open to the public. “Governor Blanco is a perfect choice to help us celebrate Women’s History Month at our university,” said Vice President for Student Affairs, Wayne Brumfield. “She was elected to four different offices during her 24 trailblazing years in public service. Her name was on the ballot nine times in tough races and runoffs, and she has never been defeated. We are very pleased to host her this month.” In 2003, Louisianians elected Blanco governor over 19 men, many of them prominent political figures. Blanco served as governor in the weeks and months following the devastation of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and she convinced the federal government to secure over $29 billion for the state to make levee improvements, provide housing grants and rebuild public infrastructure. Blanco’s other “firsts” include being the first woman from La-

Quality entertainment from VAPA’s Division of Music

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Former Gov. Kathleen Blanco

fayette elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives in 1983 and again in 1987. She was also the first woman in Louisiana elected to the Public Service Commission, where she was named chairman and was reelected for a second term with no opposition. Twice elected as lieutenant governor, she built the state’s tourism business into a $9 billion industry. Through the Main Street Program, she worked to revitalize small towns across the state. Blanco prioritized education during her tenure as governor, which included funding teacher pay and higher education at the Southern Regional average for the first time in 25 years. She was nationally recognized for her economic development accomplishments and left a balanced budget and a $2 billion surplus by the end of her term as governor.

by Kelsey Hargrove

photos by Robert Brown

(top) Jeffrey Cass performs with Amber Atkins, Orlandzeo Hennings in an excerpt of “Candide.” (bellow) Jennifer Free, Will Tatum in “Carried Away”

On March 24 and 25, Spyker Theater played host to a collection of opera excerpts performed by VAPA’s Division of Music. Selections of works by Leonard Bernstein (composer of the film score for the well-known West Side Story among many others) were the theme of the show. Shelby Wright, sophomore biology major, attended the performance to support her friends from Ouachita Parish High School: Amber Atkins, Orlandzeo Hennings and Brittany Paulk. “All of the performers did extremely well,” Wright said after watching the show. Many weeks, if not months of practice, go into putting on such a production. Amber Atkins, one of the performers, said that they normally have rehearsals at least once, if not twice a week. As opening night approaches, however, it isn’t uncommon to have rehearsals every day.

Despite the amount of work put in by the Division of Music, Thursday night’s crowd was pleasant, if not a bit small.

“It is our job to give as much energy as we would when it is packed.” Mark Clark - Director of Opera and Music When asked about the audience in attendance, Director of Opera and Music Mark Clark said, “[The performance] is part of the learning process. It is our job to give as much energy as we would when it is packed.” Whether performing for one or 1000, the Division of Music strives to put on a good show for the audience. contact Kelsey Hargrove at hargrokr@warhawks.ulm.edu


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Jump rope routine defines the winner Students take the stage for ‘ULM’s Got Talent’ third annual show by Ciera Paul

Chad Rankin can definitely say that his staying in shape and exercising pays off. Not only is he awarded by being physically fit, he was recently awarded with a brand new Apple iPad. Rankin is a senior, semester five nursing student from Haughton who stole the hearts of the audience, as well as the judges, on Monday night as he competed against at least a dozen students in the third annual ULM’s Got Talent.

“...I love showing off my unique talent and exercise.” Chad Rankin Rankin performed an amazing jump rope routine which landed him first place. Rankin has been jumping rope since the fifth grade and has traveled all around the world performing and teaching workshops. Rankin said “The reason I entered the talent show is because I love showing off my unique talent and exercise.” Rankin loves encourag-

photo by Rober Brown

Chad Rankin performing a jump rope routine at the show.

ing others to work out. He is worried because Louisiana is one of the leading nine states for being overweight. Rankin prepared by going to the ULM Activity Center. “They have an awesome multi-purpose room,” he said, which is where he created a jump rope routine to “On the Floor” by Jennifer Lopez. Rankin said “I was super duper nervous when they called my name. I was surprised because I thought the girl who did the break dancing was great, and I was amazed at how well she en-

gaged the audience.” That girl was Shanet McCarter, a freshman pre-radio technology major from Colfax. McCarter took home second place and a $100 WalMart gift card. Taking home the third place prize of a $50 Wal-Mart gift card was Randol Tittle, music education major from Mer Rouge. McCarter performed a self choreographed hip-hop dance and Tittle did a vocal rendition of “Amazed” by Lonestar. contact Ciera Paul at paulcr@warhawks.ulm.edu

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FREESTYLE

Shopping on a budget when money’s funny by Jarred Keller

Shopping on a budget does not mean that you have to look like you got your outfit from a dumpster. A thrifty shopper is smart, yet fashionable. Smart shopping for anyone consists of taking a key piece and mixing and matching. For guys, an easy method is planning outfits around one pair

Ladies, how are you wearing your hair? by Markeaya Eaton

The season of spring is here, and not only will the fashions change, but hairstyles will change as well. The top three hairstyles according to refinery29.com are the low bun, the new side part and bangs. With these three styles, you can do a lot to look unique. The new side part can be done with soft or straight curls. Try it out, and see which side part looks better on you. Big accessories can make this style look even better. The low bun style is good for spring events like balls, parties or every day wear. Big sunglasses will make this style pop ; with accessories and eye catching makeup you’ll have the perfect look. The final style that seems to never get old is bangs. Bangs have always been popular and still are today. Big accessories go with any hair style, and they definitely work here. Bangs can be high or low depending on the length of your hair. You can add some color or highlights to your hair to make it stand out, or just go with your natural color. Adding curls to your hair can also add some body to the hair, and make sure that it stays moisturized and healthy. Whatever style you choose to get, make sure that it fits you, and enjoy the new you this spring! contact Markeaya Eaton at eatonmj@warhawks.ulm.edu

of pants. Take a pair of khakis and match them with a button down on Monday. Then recycle Wednesday with a fitted polo. Voila! Two outfits from one pair of pants! The same method can work for a girl. Take a pair of dark skinny jeans paired with a cute racerback or crewneck for a casual look on Monday; take those same jeans with a light cardigan and add a

cuff on the jeans. I’ve saved you a few bucks, so now as a broke college student you don’t have to choose between food and clothes. In this economy we are all struggling, but fashion isn’t a want, it is a must! With my advice, you can look like a million bucks. contact Jarred Keller at kellerjd@warhawks.ulm.edu


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Xoom VS iPad

FREESTYLE

by Donald Gibson

Since the first release of the iPad, companies have been coming up with ideas to upstage the thin, sleek tablet. Apple recently released its long anticipated iPad 2 in March. It contains all the upgraded features of the original iPad, but Motorola has just released their own version of the iPad called the Motorola Xoom, available only on the Verizon Network. The Xoom is the next generation of Android designed specifically for tablets. Both tablets are set to take the next generation of technology to a higher level.

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SPORTS

13 STRAIGHT WINS

by Andrew McDonald

photos by Srdjan Marjanovic

(left) Monica Winkel using her forehand (middle) Claire Clark and Monica Winkel shaking hands with Nicholls State at the end of the doubles match on Saturday (right) Ana Burjaili ready to execute her backhand.

On Saturday, the ULM Tennis team rolled on to its twelfth victory over Nicholls State in a non-conference, in-state match-up, blanking the Lady Colonels by a score of 7-0. Ana Burjaili and Vivian Polak improved to 11-3 as a duo, and Claire Clark improved to 13-0 this season in singles with a victory over Florina Nosca.

On Sunday, the Hawks got their thirteenth straight win for the season. The victim was Troy. The match was anything but easy, even though the Hawks won 6-1. Five of the six singles matches went into a third set, but the team prevailed. Their only loss came in a match between Guijt of Troy and Burjaili of ULM. contact Andrew McDonald at mcdonaat@warhawks.ulm.edu


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BRIEFS

SPORTS

Men’s track and field ranked #44 in NCAA

Soccer moves 3v3 tournament to May 7

The ULM Men’s Track and Field team is ranked No. 44 in NCAA Division I by the USTFCCCA. Sprinter Luther Ambrose is ranked number five in the 100-meter dash, and junior Richard McKay is ranked number seven in the javelin throw.

ULM’s third annual 3v3 soccer tournament has been moved to May 7 on campus at the ULM Soccer Complex. Although it was originally scheduled for March 26, the registration has been moved back to April 29. The cost to participate in the tournament remains $75, and teams will be sorted by age.

Hawks use second inning to power past #25 Golden Eagles, 7-2

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Wil Browning pitches against Southren Miss Golden Eagles at the Warhawk Field.

Sy, Aulds hit back-to-back homers in win by Anthony Drummer

Jeremy Sy and Les Aulds hit back-to-back home runs as part of a five-run second inning, and pitcher Will Browning shined in his first career start as the Warhawks defeated the #25 Southern Miss Golden Eagles 7-2 on Pack the Park Night. Browning, who usually clos-

es games, was nervous early, but managed to shake off any jitters and got the job done on the mound. “After the first inning, I settled down and found my groove,” said Browning. “It’s a totally different mind set. When closing, you come in and don’t have time to assess the situation and have to get outs quick. When starting, you have time to adjust and see what pitch is working for you.” Browning struck out five batters and only gave up two runs, before handing the game over to James

Jones to pitch the final three innings. Jones earned his second save of the season giving the Hawks a split of the season series and their first win over a ranked opponent this year. “The win helps our RPI this season,” said outfielder Les Aulds of the win. “It’s always good to have a big game with our fans around. It gave us a big confidence booster.” The Warhawks will have their next home game April 1st against Florida International. contact Anthony Drummer at drummeac@warhawks.ulm.edu


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SPORTS UPCOMING EVENTS MONDAY - MARCH 28 WGLF - UALR Golf Classic - Hot Springs, Ark. MGLF - UALR First Tee Collegiate Classic - Little Rock, Ark.

TUESDAY - MARCH 29 WGLF - UALR Golf Classic - Hot Springs, Ark. MGLF - UALR First Tee Collegiate Classic - Little Rock, Ark.

THURSDAY - MARCH 31 Softball - vs Nicholls State

FRIDAY - APRIL 1 Baseball - vs Florida International

SATURDAY - APRIL 2 Track/Field - SFA Quad Outdoor at Nacogdoches, Texas Softball - at Florida Atlantic - Boca Raton, Fla. Baseball - vs Florida International

SUNDAY, APRIL 3 Softball - at Florida Atlantic - Boca Raton, Fla. Baseball - vs Florida International

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Spring practice makes perfect Scrimmage lets Berry show off dual-QB system by Zach Ham

With the March Madness craze and the start of both College and Major League baseball underway, some fans do not even realize that football season is closer than they think. Yes, it is that time of year againSpring football practice. All across the country, programs are starting to hit the field again to start the long journey of winning conferences and reaching the post season. Spring can be a time to restock an already talented team, add new schemes or for some, it could be the first step in a rebuilding phase. Things have changed, however, going into the Spring Drills this season. After a full season under his belt, Coach Berry heads into this Spring with 19 of his 22 starters returning. The Warhawks look to improve on a 5-7 season that left them only one game shy of becoming bowl-eligible playing with one of the youngest teams in all of college football. ULM will look to do so with the

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Football practice shows promise for the coming season.

“I feel that Kolton and Cody are both very skilled, and it makes perfect sense to use both” Coach Todd Berry

return of starting Quarterback Kolton Browning. The 6’1” sophomore returns after a stellar first year under center and will be even more experienced in his second year. ULM also has a veteran QB in junior Cody Wells. The Hoover, Alabama native has been reliable and productive throughout his career, and has stepped up in time

of need. Cody may be used more this season because of his throwing ability and his leadership. Taking a load in the running game will likely be sophomore Jryruss Edwards as he shared that duty with departed senior Frank Goodin. Mitchell Bailey is also illegible to play after having to miss last season due to transfer rules. The Arkansas transfer is a strong and powerful runner, and will add good depth to a talented running back corps. On the other side of the ball, Coach Reffet’s defense is still looking strong as safety Darius Prelow and linebacker Jason Edwards look to have a standout campaign in their senior season as well as veteran leader Nate Brown. In the kicking game, senior Radi Jabour will continue with the field goals and PATs. Though it is only halfway through spring drills, the Warhawks look strong in their quest of winning the Sun Belt and reaching the postseason. Spring training ends with the annual Spring football game on April 9 during Super Warhawk weekend. contact Zach Ham at Hamzg@warhawks.ulm.edu

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