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Career center shows how to dress for success P 10




September 24, 2012

Bears roar in front of record ULM crowd P 14

ULM HELPS hosts suicide prevention Seminar teaches how to communicate workshops photo montage by Michelle McDaniel

legal protections to law enforcement P 7

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NEWS WORLD Stubbs 131 700 University Avenue Monroe, LA 71209 Editor in chief - Cole Avery Co-managing editor news - Kristin Nieman Co-managing editor design - Michelle McDaniel Sports editor - Zack Brown Freestyle editor - Emma Herrock Photo editor - Emi McIntyre Copy editor - Stormy Knight Opinion editor - Garrett Boyte Multimedia editor - Michelle McDaniel Advertising director Lane Davis 318 342 5453 Faculty adviser Christopher Mapp 318 342 5454 Feedback 318 342 5453 newsroom 318 342 5452 fax The opinions expressed in personal columns are the opinions of the author and not necessarily the opinions of the editors, staff, adviser or the University. Unsigned editorials represent the collective opinion of The Hawkeye’s editorial board, but not necessarily the opinions of the adviser or the University. The Hawkeye (USPS #440-700) is published weekly except vacation, exam & holiday periods by The University of Louisiana at Monroe, 700 University Avenue, Monroe, LA 71209. Annual subscription price is $15.00. Periodicals Postage Paid at Monroe, LA 71203. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to The Hawkeye, 700 University Ave., Stubbs 131, Monroe, LA 71209-8832.


Monday, 9-24 Art Exhibition – Rebecca Litt: 8 a.m. Bry Art Gallery Fitness Day: 8-10 a.m. SUB Overhang

Tuesday, 9-25 FBLA Advisor Training: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. ULM Library Lobby Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance: 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. SUB Ballroom A TIAA-CREF Retirement Counseling: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Student Center 160

Wednesday, 9-26 ULM Helps – QPR, Suicide Prevention: 12-1 p.m. Student Center 170 Stand Up for Diversity Comedy Tour: 7-9 p.m. SUB Ballrooms

Thursday, 9-27 Tommy Emmanuel in Concert: 7:309:30 p.m. Brown Auditorium Fund raiser for APA: 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Brown Gym Classroom

Friday, 9-28 Spirit Day: 9-11:30 a.m. Scott Plaza


SGA passes ISO and RSO scholarship motions The SGA held a revote on the International Student Organization’s $1,000 scholarship from the week prior, because Vice President Jessica Richardson said some people that were present did not get to vote. The motion still passed with the majority of the votes on yes. Another motion was passed unanimously to give an RSO scholarship of $500 to Sigma Delta Pi for funding and refreshments for an annual recruitment celebration.



4 Somali journalists die in 2 days

Space shuttle LSU police Endeavor make arrest in heads for L.A. bomb threat

NAIROBI, Kenya (MCT) — Four Somali journalists have been killed in the last two days in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, in what appears to be a campaign of assassination by unknown assailants. Three were killed Thursday evening when two men blew themselves up at a popular hangout for journalists and political activists known as The Village. Fourteen people in all died in the blast. On Friday, a radio journalist was gunned down at a Mogadishu intersection. The killings bring the number of local journalists who have died this year to 10.

LOS ANGELES (MCT) — Space shuttle Endeavour left Houston early Thursday morning en route for Edwards Air Force Base in California’s Mojave Desert, where it was expected to touch down in the afternoon after a 30-minute flyover around the base. Riding atop a modified Boeing 747, the retired orbiter will first dip low over the Texas state Capitol in Austin before stopping to refuel at El Paso’s Biggs Army Airfield, NASA officials said. It will then fly over NASA’s White Sands Test Facility in New Mexico before heading to Tucson for another low pass. The shuttle was expected to land in Los Angeles Friday morning.

Human Resource group can benefit all by Vladimir Jakovljevic

On the initiative of Cindy Strickler, an instructor of management at ULM, a group of students gathered in February last year and established the Society for Human Resource Management group (SHRM). The group is a part of the National SHRM organization. Its purpose is to help its members gain experience by exposing them to the companies of different fields that are going to hire them once they graduate. Daniel Jamieson, a senior management major and president of the SHRM, said students need to realize how big of an opportu- Jamieson nity it is to be a part of the group since its members get a chance to visit different companies, meet important people and get an idea of what a job interview looks like. “Everyone will eventually have to be interviewed for a job, and knowing how it works can only benefit you,” Jamieson said. Jamieson also said a student doesn’t have to be a business major to be a member of the SHRM, adding that the experience members get can equally contribute to any student, re-

gardless of the major he or she has chosen. “We have already visited Graphic Packaging and CenturyLink, which are the companies that hire different degrees. Our newest visit will be at the St. Francis Medical Center, which would be ideal for the health studies students,” Jamieson said. Mel Sims, a management major and secretary of the SHRM, said SHRM is like a big family. “Being a member of the SHRM will definitely stand you out on your resume considering that the SHRM is a National organization, and it is most likely that your interviewer for a job will be a part of the same society,” Sims said. The group has scheduled to visit some of the career fairs and business symposiums, but also to get more involved in the campus activities. The group agreed, the biggest weakness is the lack of people in the group. “We have done some recruitment trying to get a big and strong group of people to make us more successful, and we will see results of it on our meeting,” Jamieson said. The next meeting will take place at 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, in Hemphill Hall, Room 134, and SHRM encourages all to attend. contact Vladimir Jakovljevic at

BATON ROUGE, LA ( — LSU Police, with the assistance of multiple other Law Enforcement agencies, have made an arrest in the bomb threat directed toward the LSU campus. Shortly before midnight on Sept. 18, William Bouvay Jr.ß was arrested and later booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison for Communicating of False Information of Planned Bombing, Louisiana Revised Statute 14:54.6. During questioning, Bouvay admitted to having called 911 and making the bomb threat and disclosed the location of the phone that was used to make the call.


“In America, the president reigns for four years, and journalism governs forever and ever,” Oscar Wilde, writer

CORRECTION Last week we incorrectly printed that Laura Knotts was the vice president of Student Affairs. She is the coordinator of Student Development.


photo by Emi McIntyre

A B-52 Stratofortress bomber greeted a Malone Stadium-record crowd of 31,175 fans with a fly-over before the kickoff against Baylor Friday night. According to the Air Force, the B-52 has been in service for the last 40 years and is capable of using the widest array of weaponry in the Air Force, including nuclear weapons.

September 24, 2012




ULM HELPS spreads word Campus chemistry about suicide prevention chapter stands out by Jaclyn Jones

Ninety percent of all suicide cases could be prevented, if someone were to recognize the “signs.” A change in one’s behavior, making or changing a will or putting personal and business affairs in order may seem typical for someone growing older and maturing, but in actuality they’re considered signs of someone contemplating suicide. Thanks to a Garrett Lee Smith grant, the Marriage and Family Therapy program has created the Helping Educators and Learners Prevent Suicide project, ULM HELPS, aimed to create suicide prevention awareness on campus. The numbers of suicides committed are on a constant rise and about one million people make a suicide attempt each year, according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. ULM HELPS, a program designed to train students and faculty to notice the signs of someone considering suicide, as well as teach them how to respond in such situation, offers many different types of workshops throughout the semester. Peggy Buffington, project director for ULM HELPS, presented the “Question, Persuade, Refer” model recently during a classroom workshop. The QPR model emphasizes three skills: how to question a person about suicide, persuade the person to get help and refer the person to the appropriate resources. “We’ve trained over 200 people in the past two years,” said Buffington.

by Lea Anna Cardwell

photo by Sydney Bonner

Peggy Buffington speaks about suicide prevention awareness at the nursing auditorium on Thursday.

“Suicide is big in the news. It’s kind of sensationalism. So I think it is important now to create more awareness, not just on ULM’s campus but everywhere around the world.” Students who participated in the classroom workshops found the QPR model interesting and enjoyable. “It was informative. I liked how she was straight forward; she didn’t beat around the bush, and she didn’t make us feel guilty about the way we think about those things,” said Candice Johnson, a senior kinesiology major. While Buffington travels to classrooms to train, she’s willing to train anywhere and to anyone. “I can come to any department, the football team, baseball team [or] sororities. Wherever anyone wants me to come, I’ll come,” said Buffington.

Face to face workshops are not the only training ULM HELPS offer. Online training can be also found on Moodle. As another way to bring awareness to suicide prevention, the Heartbeat of Monroe will host an awareness walk on Oct. 14 from 1-4p.m. at Kiroli Park. Many ULM students are already involved. “We have a long list of students that are volunteering, and they could always use more,” said Buffington. The next workshop will be held Sept. 26, from 12-1p.m. in Student Center 170. contact Jaclyn Jones at

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Portico to knock out cancer by Allison Wiseman

Donna Tarver is just one of many to battle cancer. After the benefit held in her honor last year, she felt it necessary to head this year’s Knock Out Cancer benefit and silent auction at Portico Bar and Grill. “Nearly everyone has been affected by cancer, be it personally or through friends, family and acquaintances,” said Tarver. This is Portico’s second year hosting the event. Ten percent of the entire day’s proceeds, 100 percent of t-shirt proceeds and 100 percent of silent auction proceeds will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation and Pilots for Patients. “We aren’t looking to make a prof-

it, we just want to get behind a good cause,” said co-owner Stephen Walker. “I know it sounds cliché, but it’s the truth. We just want to give back to the community.” The Susan G. Komen Foundation was chosen because Portico and Tarver feel that it is a large part of the community and Tarver they help bring awareness of cancer and fight to find a cure. “This Benefit is not just for Breast Cancer, it is to support finding a cure for all cancers,” said Tarver. “We

chose Pilots for Patients because they flew me seven times to and from Houston for my doctor appointments at M.D. Anderson. Each flight was by volunteer only, (with the pilots) using their own planes, time and money. They do this so that patients can get the care that they need.” The benefit will be from 4 p.m. until midnight at Portico on Oct. 6. The silent auction lasts until 9 p.m., but live music from Everyone’s Ex, Drive by Soul and Britton Currie, along with drink specials continue until close. For more information or to donate, contact Donna Tarver at 329-9512. contact Allison Wiseman at

The American Chemical Society Student chapter at ULM impacted the lives of more than 600 local elementary students last year through their community outreach programs. Even better, these students are not the only ones who noticed. The American Chemical Society chose the ULM chapter as a recipient of the 2011-2012 Outstanding Chapter Award. The ULM organization stood out from hundreds of other schools because of their dedicated involvement both on and off campus. Chapter President Chelsea Brasell said one of the organization’s most important goals is to promote chemistry in the lives of younger students. “We recognize that based on middle school and high school experience, one can misinterpret the importance and even fun of chemistry, and we try to reach students so that their joy and understanding for chemistry is not lost,” Brasell said. Throughout the year, ULM’s ACS chapter visited the Northeast Louisiana Children’s Museum, the Ouachita Parish Public Library, Lexington Elementary School and the Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo. They hosted several community service events including TOYS for TOTS, and they also collected water for the homeless. On campus, the ACS chapter participated in events such as the homecoming carnival, browse on the bayou and Oozeball to name a few. The ACS nominates schools in three categories of awards: outstand-

“We try to reach students so that their joy and understanding for chemistry is not lost,” Chelsea Brasell, ACS President ing, commendable and honorable. On top of receiving the highest level of achievement, the ULM chapter was also named a green chemistry chapter for promoting chemical processes that reduce or eliminate hazardous products. Brasell contributes much of the chapter’s success to the faculty advisor Dr. Laura Beal. “She has influenced so many of us and has made our lives better both personally and professionally,” said Brasell. This year the chapter hopes to reach even more Monroe students since every location they visited last year has already asked them to come back. In October, the ACS student organization will celebrate National Chemistry Week with a nanotechnology theme. The chapter will host guest speaker Dr. Chester Wilson on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. for the campus and community to attend. contact Lea Anna Cardwell at


Professor published in Green Culture Guide

ULM a Tier 1 ‘Best Regional University’

Christopher Mapp, a mass communication professor, has been published in “Green Culture: An A-to-Z Guide.” Mapp, also the director of Student Publications, wrote two entries on Hurricane Katrina and recycling newsprint. The “green movement” refers to a cultural and lifestyle shift towards promoting a sustainable environment. Published by Sage, the encyclopedia contains more than 150 articles on green issues including history, communications, public relations, mass media, literature, arts and political science. “After Hurricane Katrina, the city of New Orleans decided to rebuild its infrastructure and its neighborhoods with an eye toward the future,” said Mapp, who has also worked on a grant to study hurricane crisis communication that was presented to the Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.

ULM offers world-class educational programs—programs that empower students to compete successfully in the workforce and improve their communities. This sentiment has not gone unnoticed; ULM has been included on U.S. News & World Report’s list as one the best regional universities in the south. ULM broke the top 100, ranking number 91 on the list—making ULM a Tier 1 institution among its peers. According to U.S. News & World Report, ULM is considered a “regional university.” The 625 universities in this category are not ranked nationally, but rather against their peer group in one of four geographic locations because in general, they tend to draw students most heavily from surrounding states. The southern region carried 95 schools in its top-tier and 128 schools, overall.



September 24, 2012


It’s foreign policy, stupid

GARRETT BOYTE The outrage over the film “Innocence of Muslims” fired its way through the Middle East, virally spreading from country to country. The 13-minute short film sparked protests and proved a tipping point for Muslim patience with the United States. It’s cited as being the reason for attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya, which resulted in Ambassador Chris Stevens’ murder. While I deplore what I consider to be an overreaction by the Muslim community overseas, I think the time has come for everyone to realize there is a direct correlation between what we do overseas to the treatment we receive from other countries. The film may have had an effect on the region, particularly Libya, but we can’t ignore the fact that 72 civilians were killed by the U.S. led NATO forces in Libya last year. We can’t ignore that the protests in Pakistan could also have been caused by the nearly 2,000 Pakistanis the U.S. has killed via drone strikes. We can’t ignore that the protests in Tunisia, Yemen, Turkey, Iraq, Afghanistan and Egypt could be related to how the U.S. acts in those countries. The U.S. government sends troops and builds bases in these countries, yet we wonder why they hate us. It must be a movie. No doubt, the movie plays a role in the protests, but it’s unreasonable to say it’s the sole cause of the protests. Citizens of this country cannot honestly believe that what the government does in the Middle East is solely to keep us safe. That line may have worked in 2001 but 11

years later, it’s a stretch. Americans are growing tired of war, and we’re looking for a way out. The largest reason Barack Obama won in 2008 was because he promised to get the U.S. out of Afghanistan and Iraq. While our troops may be out of Iraq, the U.S. maintains a presence of 5,000 private military contractors in the area. Meanwhile, Afghanistan keeps a cool 68,000 troops. When is the time that we ask ourselves, “What if it’s us?” What if we do these things to ourselves? What if Russia put a military base in New Orleans? Their troops could patrol the streets, “neutralizing” any threats to Russian security. And they’d stop the Saints games to use the Superdome for home base. I imagine we’d be pretty angry about that. I think some people, definitely some Saints fans, would go mad and start attacking the Russians at every turn. You should be imagining the movie “Red Dawn” by now. Now replace New Orleans with Kabul and Russians with Americans. See my point, yet? There has to be a turning point in the average American’s mind, when he or she thinks maybe the CIA knows what it’s talking about when it says “blowback.” We have to understand that if we truly want to be the moral majority of the world, then we have to start treating other people how we’d like to be treated. A “golden rule” in foreign policy would be nice. It would also be nice if we could use conventional wisdom and learn from the mistakes of other countries. Maybe if we looked back about 30 years to what the Russians did in Afghanistan, we’d see a possible outcome for our own involvement. All I’m asking is for more discourse on foreign policy. People need to start talking about these issues, and not so much about nonissues, like Obama’s school records or Romney’s tax returns. We have to handle the here and now. We don’t have the luxury, as a country, to disengage from this sort of thing. As Hayek said, “we shall not learn more until we realize that much that we have done was very foolish.” contact Garrett Boyte at

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Game day not only time to show Warhawk pride Friday, 31,175 students and fans showed up to support the Warhawk football team in its game against Baylor, setting an attendance record for Malone Stadium. The Hawkeye is very proud of the student body and the Monroe community for turning out in droves for the Warhawks. Although ULM fell by a mere five points to the Bears, the fan involvement made up for the disappointing loss. The fan involvement, not just during the game, but also before in the Grove, gave a glimpse into a world where ULM athletics has the power to unite the entire community. All they need is the Warhawks to keep playing as well in their conference as they have against the Southeastern Conference and Baylor. The tailgating atmosphere gave way for an opening of school pride that the campus hasn’t seen in decades. With nearly everyone in their white shirts, it was nice to not see another university represented by the ULM fans. When the fans started pouring into the stadium, one couldn’t help but feel the pride of being a Warhawk. Then to see the number blasted upon the big screen really put a frame around the throngs of white dots in the Hawks Nest. ULM students and members of the Monroe community are finally catching on to the idea that increased fan support equals a better performing team. The Hawkeye can’t imagine being a player and trying to make the fans proud, while having to see the students and fans wear a LSU, or worse a Louisiana Tech shirt to class or a game. Students should be proud of their university for the many accomplishments it’s made, not only on the field but in the classroom as well. There is no excuse for the undergraduates at this school to sport another team’s colors. The Hawkeye thinks that the spirit of the Baylor game should be shown at every home game and the students should be proud to wear the maroon and gold every week. We are all Warhawks. We all pay good money to go here. We all should be proud of our investment in ULM. When you wear another school’s colors, you’re not simply showing support for them, you’re degrading your own decision to attend ULM. The university has a lot going for it right now and offers plenty of reasons for the students and community to be proud. Just a few weeks ago the university announced the freshman class is the largest and highest scoring in the history of ULM. The football team played some great games over the past three weeks and is looking to play even better for the rest of the season. As we mentioned in a previous POV, our faculty and students are receiving awards and recognition from across the country and so are our athletics. This includes Warhawk quarterback Kolton Browing winning ESPN’s player of the week and Warhawk baseball, which won the Sun Belt Conference tournament championship last spring. There is no reason for students at ULM to not radiate with pride for being a Warhawk. It will be interesting to see if the community suffocates Malone Stadium again for the next home game. But it will be even more interesting to see if students keep the Warhawk fever that’s gone viral over the past few weeks.

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September 24, 2012




Tattoos still taboo in America

STEVEN SMITH Tattoo or not to? Tattoo discrimination in the workplace Tattoos are everywhere, from TV shows like L.A. Ink to that hipster guy’s sleeve in the Starbucks line. For some reason, today’s teens and young adults have an obsession with getting tribal armbands and Chinese letters permanently etched into their skin. Despite social taboos and the pain of a tattoo gun, it seems like everyone and their mom is getting inked up and people, more importantly employers, are starting to take notice. Most jobs nowadays have policies where employees are required to cover up tattoos; ULM’s own nursing department requires that tattoos be covered up. People with tattoos are still being discriminated against in the professional world, whether being forced to cover them up or even being passed over for jobs simply because of their tattoos.

I can understand where an employer would be wary hiring someone with tattoos. Traditionally tattoos have been associated with outcasts from society such as sailors, bikers and gang members. This prejudice still holds true today with the older generations. Many of us belonging to younger generations are seen as “darn kids rebelling with their tattoos and rock and roll music.” While this stereotype may have been true as little as 20 or 30 years ago, it doesn’t hold true today. Many people don’t think about it, but not hiring someone or treating someone differently based on whether they have tattoos or not is a form of discrimination. While discriminating against someone with tattoos may not be on the same level as racism or sexism, it is still discrimination. A person has no choice as to what color skin or gender they are born with, but a person definitely has a choice as to whether or not he or she will ink himself or herself. If we really claim to have equal rights in workplaces, we should not pass judgment on any skin color, whether it’s red, yellow, black or white or if it has a tiger inked on it. So I think it’s clear that an employee shouldn’t be discriminated against because of what is on his or her skin,

but I don’t believe that the prejudice is going to go away anytime soon. Even for the generations just a little bit older than ours, tattoos are somewhat taboo and sometimes seen as radical or rebellious. So in light of that, here are a few guidelines to think about for your future job if you’re thinking about getting a tattoo. First, think hard about what you want. Don’t get something that you will regret in the future and have to pay money painfully remove. Also think about the message that your tattoo will convey. I’m all about self-expression, but you need to be mindful about what your tattoos will convey to others and future employers. Lastly, if at all possible, get your tattoo in a place that is easily concealable. This should be fairly easy, because unless you are going to be a professional lifeguard, most tattoos, will be hidden under the long sleeves and suits required by most of the professional world. Overall, just be smart about your tattoo decisions. You may think now that getting “YOLO” on your forehead gives you swag for now, but swag won’t pay the bills in the future. contact Steven Smith at

Moving offenses should replace parking tickets


an extra $40 per ticket to park in an area near to where we reside. Along with increased parking ticket fees, the cost of parking tags have also increased this semester from $50 to $100. It seems to me there should be a substantial surplus of revenue available this semester that was not last semester without the need to increase parking ticket fees. If the university is still in need of revenue, even after tuition and fees increases on students, then methods should be aimed to target other sources rather than students to cover cost. I understand that university police must stimulate revenue to support the department, but it shouldn’t be at the expense of students who have already shared in the cost of the university’s expenses. University police should aim to focus on traffic violations as a means of revenue instead of increasing parking ticket prices. It would increase traffic and pedestrian safety as well as focusing on the general traffic on campus rather than campus residents.

As a senior at ULM, it seems that every year there is an increase in tuition and fees to cover the cost of various expenses. Many students have shown their distaste of the increased cost. Most would agree that some increase in tuition is necessary to lessen the load of expansion and renovations, but along with this years’ tuition increase was an increase in parking ticket prices from $10 to $50. As a student, I feel this is ridiculous when most of the tickets that are given out are to students who live on campus. Returning students of the spring 2012 semester are already sharing in university cost with a tuition increase over $500, not to mention the new cost to renew a parking tag. contact Brandon Tate at In addition, students are charged


Flawed tipping system ensures poor service, low wages I was glad that Allison Wiseman wrote recently with advice to correct poor tipping etiquette among ULM students, which she attributes to ignorance and bad manners. She made a lot of good points, like how people who can’t do basic math can always use calculators, and that you can “look it up” if you don’t believe that Louisiana abides by federally mandated subminimum wage laws. Her thought-provoking letter was so helpful that it put me in an advicegiving mood myself. Let me begin by saying I have never worked as a server in any capacity precisely because I object to the tipping system. I don’t know what it is like to leave with empty pockets after working for hours to please people who – let’s face it – can be really rude for no good reason. However, I do work in customer service at a call center, where generally, you only interact with people after they have a problem,

have become angry, and are ready to yell at someone over the phone. So I do know how difficult it can be to keep your cool and continue to treat impossible-to-please people with courtesy as they complain angrily at you. People who do those sorts of jobs deserve much more than $2.13 an hour, I think we can agree. But the system of tipping has always struck me as exploitative and inefficient for a number of reasons. First, even properly tipped servers may receive inadequate compensation, as the tip is ultimately derived from the price of the meal. You may work just as hard to serve a customer who orders a $10 burger and fries as one with a $30 meal, so why should you be tipped less for the cheaper meal after providing equivalent service? Second, it is often argued that tipping is “to insure proper service,” and that poor service should be reflected in the tip. The reason this

doesn’t work is because it is easier for a server to believe that their table doesn’t tip well than to believe they aren’t doing a good job. So when a low tip is received, the immediate reaction is to label the customer a bad tipper. When that customer returns, they have gained a reputation as a bad tipper, even though the low tip was originally meant as a reflection of service. So poor service leads to a poor tip, which in turn leads to more poor service, and on it goes. So if anything, tipping is “to insure poor service,” not the other way around. Wiseman demonstrates this rationale perfectly. In her letter, she says that a $2 tip for a $22 meal is unacceptable, especially since she gives us 110% service 110% of the time. She doesn’t even allow for the possibility that bad tips mean bad service; in fact, she never mentions it once in her entire letter. Third, the tipping system burdens

the customer with the uncomfortable task of evaluating and compensating employee performance directly, a task that should be set aside for management. It has the potential to make the whole meal awkward, and I have to wonder how many people silently avoid eating out all-together because of it. Lastly, some say that it is nearly impossible to turn a profit by paying servers decent wages, and that food prices would go up if they were to do so. This is unconvincing, not only because consumers pay more for their meal in the form of tips anyway, but because restaurants can and do operate in a way that properly compensates their employees. Try to leave a tip at the Black Star Co-op, a microbrewery in Austin, Texas; you will receive a lecture about how they pay a living wage and do not accept tips. The Black Star starts employees out at $13.50 an hour plus benefits—three times the monthly

rent of a one bedroom apartment in Austin. The fair pay and democratic environment attracts talented, motivated workers. It’s for these reasons I believe the tipping system is flawed and should be replaced with a system that compensates labor fairly. Note that I am not saying it is okay to not tip your server. You should tip properly, if only because an exploitative system is in place which actually costs servers money if you do not, and because two wrongs don’t make a right. But that doesn’t mean we have to pretend it is okay to pay anyone $2.13 an hour, regardless of the job they do. Subminimum wages may be legal, but I can’t be brought to believe they’re in any way ethical, tips or no tips. And may I just say—reading is fundamental. Joseph Roberts, Senior



September 24, 2012


More than 60 join Delta Sig breaks ground for house scholar society 3 by Catherine Morrison

by Steven Smith

By taking an oath to be dedicated to scholarship, leadership and service, more than 60 students were inducted into the ULM chapter of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars on Thursday night. The NSCS is a prestigious honor society, comprised of students that showed great amounts of achievement in their first two years of college. Established in 1994 at George Washington University, the NSCS has grown to include over 800,000 members and have chapters in over 300 colleges. As the new members were inducted, the officers and advisors made sure that the inductees knew the responsibilities that came along with being a member of the NSCS. “Get involved as much as you can, and learn and grow as much as you can,” said Rebecca Alberts, faculty advisor for the NSCS. “Those are the things that will make you different and make you a leader.” Another important part of the induction ceremony was when the officers highlighted how important the three principles upon which the NSCS was founded; scholarship, leadership and service. Jameshia Be-

low, a junior pharmacy major and president of the NSCS, said that the ULM chapter plans on being very involved in the community and on campus in the leadership and service aspects. “We’re pretty much geared towards getting our members involved in community service,” said Below. “We plan on being very involved in this semester.” Some of the service projects planned for this semester include working at local food banks and participating in an adopt-a-road program, but most of the focus this semester in on the P.A.C.E. project. Ashley Boykin, a junior risk management major, is heading up the project this semester. P.A.C.E. stands for Planning to Achieve College Excellence, and is a program centered on tutoring in local middle schools and high schools. The program will also offer after school programs in hopes to encourage students to pursue higher education after high school. Boykin says the program should start before the end of this semester and should be in full gear by the beginning of the upcoming spring semester. contact Steven Smith at

The ground has been broken and construction has begun for the Delta Sig’s new fraternity house. The house will be located across from the Pike house on Warhawk Way. The two-story house will have six bedrooms and will be home to six actives when it is ready to live in. Dibs have already begun to be called among the chapter for who gets a room. Also included in the design is an exterior staircase and a balcony. Completion is expected to be sometime during the spring semester and will hopefully be ready to move in by fall semester next year. Members are already looking forward to their new Delta Sig home. “I think it will be nice to have a consistent meeting place and not have to go through the hassle of booking rooms in the Student Center or Library,” said Michael Roboski, a junior general business and marketing major and Delta Sig member.

The number of fraternities with houses at ULM, including Delta Sig. The house will serve not only as the official site for Delta Sig affairs, but will also be a place the chapter can hang out as brothers. “Having a house will not only give us a location to hold meetings, events and socials, but will also give us more time to hang out as a chapter, which can only exemplify our brotherhood,” said Matthew Petit, a sophomore pre-pharm major. Petit also said the house will help with recruitment and help the fraternity stand out. The new Delta Sig house will make this ULM’s third current IFC fraternity house. contact Catherine Morrison at

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Work on the new Delta Sig fraternity house began last week. The house will be located on Warhawk Way.

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September 24, 2012



ACLU, judge set record straight about rights Students learn proper way to handle run-ins with law enforcement

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: You don’t have to answer questions that could be incriminating

by Ashley Lyons

Many people are unaware of what their legal rights are when dealing with law enforcement. But thanks to the recent seminar, “Knowing and Communicating Your Rights,” the first of its kind at ULM, some of those people may now understand. ACLU representative, Deborah Allen, said Americans have a First Amendment right to photograph or videotape things that are visible in public, which includes cops carrying out their duties. There have been cases where police have ordered someone to stop recording and have arrested or confiscated the equipment of those who did not comply. Joseph Roberts played a key role in bringing the seminar to ULM. “I felt that something like this was much needed. Some people see the gun and the badge and get too intimidated to properly handle themselves,” said Roberts, a senior general studies major. Judge Sheva Sims started these seminars in February after winning her seat on the bench. “I do a seminar like this every month. This is my eighth seminar so far,” said Sims. “I do this because I like to work with people. I’ve always been about helping people, and it breaks my heart to see an individual come into court not knowing their rights.” Sims explained how to speak to a cop when one pulls you over. She

The Fifth Amendment grants you the right to remain silent. All you must provide is your name and address. You don’t have to answer anything else. Remember: “Anything you say can and will be used against you.”

You do not have to consent to search of your car The Fourth Amendment protects against “unreasonable search and seizure.” Without a warrant or probable cause, police need your permission to search your vehicle.

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Shreveport Judge Sheva Sims explains to students their rights when encountering law enforcement. Sims was a speaker for the rights seminar held Thursday in Stubbs 100.

“If I walk up and slap the piss out of you, that’s not right.” Sheva Sims, Shreveport city court judge

said it is important to stay respectful and kind, but it is equally important for people to assert their rights. When an officer asks to search a vehicle, one is not required to allow them. Cops cannot search a car without a warrant or without consent from the owner. Sims said when people are stopped by police, everything is voluntary. If at any time a person wants

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to leave he or she should ask if they are being detained or are under arrest, if not then he or she is free to go. Sims reminded everyone to think about it in the policeman’s point of view and that there is an understood “zone of safety” Allen that an onlooker must abide by when the officer is making an arrest or trying to handle a situation. “If I walk up and slap the piss out of you, that’s not right,” said Sims on using common sense when handling police encounters. “You want to use common sense in these situations.” The maximum fine for interfering

It is legal to film and record things visible to the public As long as you are not interferring with police business, you can film them and anything else in public. You are not required to stop filming.

You do not have to consent to a breathalyzer BUT... You can refuse to submit to a breathalyzer, but you will lose your liscense for a year, regardless of a DWI conviction. A breath check device may be installed in your car as an alternative. There is no penalty for denying a field sobriety test.

with a cop is $500 or a 60-day imprisonment or both. She advised everyone to resolve any problems with the Department of Motor Vehicles before appearing in court, and always attempt to resolve a situation before pleading guilty to anything. People have shown up in court with suspended licenses. They were then arrested or ticketed for driving

without a license after leaving court. “I’m glad that Judge Sims and Ms. Allen could teach us how to relay us our rights while still putting emphasis on respecting the officer and ourselves,” said Roberts. “I feel like everyone left here today with more confidence and knowledge in dealing with the police.” contact Ashley Lyons at

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September 24, 2012


New lounge holds grand opening ceremony

by Jaclyn Jones

Dance competitions, milkshake drinking contests and video game tournaments were just a few of the exciting events students were able to participate in at the student lounge grand opening Thursday evening. While the new student lounge, previously known as the commuter lounge, had been open and running since the start of the semester, it had yet to be formally introduced. “We just wanted to expose the campus to it. A lot of people had negative opinions about the commuter lounge, and we just wanted to change that,” said Jalainna Placide, a senior communication studies major and a member of Aramark’s Peer to Peer Marketing team. The updated lounge consists of a juke box and five new game machines, including Pump It, a game similar to Dance Dance Revolution. Three flat screen TVs and game systems were also added to the study room attached to the lounge. About 80 students attended the grand opening, which included contests and door prizes, including a $25

Copeland’s gift card and the grand prize of an Xbox 360. Students were given a raffle ticket upon entry and competed in dance competitions and other activities, in an attempt to receive more. The raffle tickets were put in a bucket and prize numbers were drawn throughout the night. A crowd favorite was the milkshake drinking contest, where students suffered brain freezes as they raced to finish a vanilla milkshake first. The winner of the grand prize Xbox 360, Macky James, had a unique reasoning behind his winning. “It was the law of attraction,” said James, a general studies and business marketing junior. “It was just attracted to me.” The new game machines were supplied by an outside company. The games cost 50 cents, and a percentage of the earnings made by the machines are given to ULM. “The money we spent was minimal; I’m not exactly sure how much we paid for the flat screens, but we didn’t pay anything for the games,” said Brook Sebren, coordinator of

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Students play a Playstation game during the grand opening of the new student lounge on Thursday. Formerly known as the commuter lounge, the rooms now feature many arcade and video games for students to enjoy.

Auxiliary Enterprises. Students at the opening were excited about the new lounge. “It makes the room a lot more fun, and it gives the nerds a chance

to make more friends,” said Justin Hughes, a freshman mass communications major. “And as a member of the little people’s club, which is an unofficial club by the way, we’re

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September 24, 2012




Art exhibition to begin Monday by Brandon Tate

An art exhibition featuring Rebecca Litt will begin this Monday in the Bry Art Gallery. On display at the Art Exhibition will be a collection of pieces entitled “False Fortress” by Rebecca Litt. “False Fortress” is a collection of pieces that involve a variety of different human figures (both male and female) that are captured in various places and settings doing everyday things. The “False Fºortress” collection uses very warm colors in settings and background to contrast with the neutral colors used in the human figures. The media used to create these pieces consists of canvas and oil paints. Litt is an accomplished artist who received her B.A. in political science in 2001 from Tufts University in Medford, Mass. Litt also received a B.F.A. in painting from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Mass., in 2001 as well as a M.F.A. in painting from the Indiana University School of Fine Arts in 2007. Litt has been featured in numerous exhibitions such as the Life Inside and Out Exhibition in New York, N.Y. in 2012 as well as Contemporaries held at the Ogunquit Museum of American Art in Ogunquit, Maine and Surrealism at Factory Fresh Gal-

fall TV

Vegas: Premieres Sept. 25 at 9 p.m. on CBS

“Vegas” has been getting a lot of buzz recently because of one actor in particular - Dennis Quaid. This show is about the city’s start in the late 1950s and the rough and deadly transformation from desert to oasis.

The Neighbors: Premieres Sept. 26, 8:30 p.m. on ABC

This show asks the question, “How well do you know your neighbors?” For Marty (Lenny Venito) and Debbie Weaver (Jami Gertz) they may not want to know. They soon find out their “neighbors” are aliens trying to adapt to suburban life on Earth. They both help each other with the struggles of family and marriage, realizing they aren’t so different after all.

Revolution: Airs Mondays at 9 p.m. on NBC

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Chesney Musgrove unpacks the artwork to hang in the Bry Art Gallery for the Rebecca Litt Art Exhibition on Monday.

lery in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 2011. “I think that this will be a great event for those students who love dance and art. I am planning to go visit the gallery at least one day while the exhibition is there,” said senior track and field athlete Jennifer Drew. “I’ve seen the performing arts professor down to the students perform several times and it is always entertaining,” said junior biology major Lavarian Tillman.

Students and faculty, as well as citizens of the community, will be in attendance, and everyone is encouraged to come out and indulge in the Arts. The Exhibition will be open for viewing from Sept. 24 until Nov. 15. The Bry Art Gallery is open Monday-Thursday 8-5 p.m. and 8 a.m.-12 p.m. on Friday. contact Brandon Tate at

All technology and electricity is gone, or that’s what the remaining people on Earth are led to believe. Charlie Matheson (Tracy Spiridakos) is a girl in search of finding her kidnapped brother Danny (Graham Rogers) with the help of her uncle Miles (Billy Burke). Along the journey they hope to destroy the militia that captured him and figure out why all power stopped.

Breaking Amish: Airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on TLC

“Breaking Amish” takes viewers into the lives of five young ex-Amish adults on their search for self-discovery. This controversial show explores the lives of Jeremiah, Kate, Abe and Sabrina, and the difficulties of their religions while trying to achieve their dreams.

666 Park Avenue: Premieres Sept. 30 at 9 p.m. on ABC

Everyone knows there’s a dark side to appartment life, but is it supernatural? “666 Park Avenue” invites you to stay and enjoy everything you’ve ever wanted, but you can never leave. This sexy and thrilling new drama stars Vanessa Williams and Gavin Doran.

Go On: Airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on NBC

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After the recent loss of his wife, widower and radio host Ryan King (Matthew Perry) is forced to go to grief counseling by his boss. There, he encounters many people who all have emotional issues of their own. Unfortunately for King, the last thing he wants is to talk about his feelings. The show pokes fun at therapy and how we all deal with loss differently.

The New Normal: Airs Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m. on NBC

Forget white-picket fences and coming home to the misses. “The New Normal” humorously exposes the new kinds of families in America. David (Justin Bartha) and Bryan (Andrew Rennells) are partners, looking to start a family of their own. Single mother Goldie (Gloria King) becomes their surrogate after moving to Los Angeles with her daughter to start a new life. With funny one-liners and touchy subject matter for some, “The New Normal” shows just how traditional a non-traditional life can be.

Nashville: Premieres Oct. 10, 9 p.m. on ABC

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Ryan Byrd (left) and Mason Coats (right), members of the Secular Student Alliance, celebrate International Speak Like a Pirate day by selling $5 spaghetti plate lunches on Wednesday under the SUB.

Rayna James (Connie Britton) has built her career around her love of country music, but times have changed. Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere) is the new hot, young face of Jaymes’ label trying to steal her spotlight. This show packs a lot of drama, reminding viewers that fame isn’t easy. You have to fight to stay on top.



September 24, 2012


Models strut runway at style show Career Connections demonstrates how to dress for success by Gwendolyn Ducre

Students learned how to dress professionally at the third annual Career Connections Style Show last Wednesday. The style show was specifically designed to teach students what would be appropriate to wear for special business events. Models showcased six varieties of outfits for events such as a career fair, an interview, sporting charity event, conference, banquet and business dinner. The style show was hosted by the Office of Career Connections along with Student Life and Leadership. “The program is expanding. Students are learning more about how to dress to get the job,” said Roslynn Pogue, director of career connections. About 800 students attended the style show. The audience cheered as each model came out to walk the runway. Each model brought their own personality to the stage giving the audience plenty of entertainment. After each variety, Seth Hall, Orientation Coordinator, entertained

the guests by picking an audience member to answer Q&A’s from the business etiquette quiz. The quiz consisted of true or false and multiple choice answers. Some questions that were asked were “What should you wear to an interview?” or “Should you order the most expensive item on the menu when out on a business dinner?” If the candidate was paying attention, he or she would answer the question correctly and win a prize. “I learned what to wear for meetings. There were things that I didn’t know when going on a business dinner that the Q&A’s taught. I liked seeing the different varieties of outfits they had,” said Kaitlin Graves, a senior social work major. The clothes worn were sponsored by stores like Maurice’s, Forever 21 and Buckle. The first attire of the evening was “The Career Fair.” Male models wore full suits with a tucked in button-down long sleeve shirt and dark dress shoes. Some of the ladies wore two pieced blazer pencil skirt suit with nude stockings and a solid dark color closed toe heel. These outfits were appropriate for an interview, business dinner and a conference. Attending a banquet, ladies wore full sequined gowns with dramatically designed heels. Men attending a banquet would dress according to the woman’s choice of styled gown. The men wore full set tuxedos.

41 Number of models who participated in the style show.

The models competed for best male and female model of the show. The first place winner representing the guys was Rino Nicholas, junior pre-pharmacy major. The first place winner representing the ladies was Jobi Arceneaux, a freshman biology major. contact Gwendolyn Ducre at

Top left: Taylor Jamison shows off his business attire. Bottom Left: Antionette Turner walks the runway. Bottom: Students enjoy the style show. Bottom right: Rino Nicholas throws the “Warhawk claw.” Top right: Kelsey Williams models for the crowd.

photos by Emi McIntyre

September 24, 2012




Fall break can be 4 days of fun CATHERINE MORRISON How college students “should” spend spring break is common knowledge. Trips to Panama, Gulf Shores and doing anything involving partyingall qualifiers for suitable spring break activities. How students are “supposed” to spend fall break is more of a mystery.

With no pre-conceived ideas on how it is supposed to be spent, the possibilities are endless. Plus, it gives room for thinking outside of the box. With the length of fall break (four full days) it is possible to make plans to travel, or stay in town if you so choose. Fall break is at the opposite end of the calendar as spring break, so it might be fun to plan the opposite type of break as well. If you choose to spread your Warhawk wings for a few days, here are some options to get your brain pumping with ideas. If you like zydeco, country and rock music, then you may be interested in attending the Rotary Bayou Music Festival on Oct. 6-7 in Lafour-

NY Fashion Week: Old trends still in

che Parish. Supporting the Warhawks at Middle Tennessee’s Johnny “Red” Floyd Stadium on Sat, Oct. 6 is also an option. Grab some friends, a ULM bumper sticker and make a road trip out of it. If you are looking for a more grand vacation get-away, then grab your Halloween costume and join in Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla. on Oct. 4 or 5. If you choose to stay in the nest, there are some closer-to-home ideas you can use to bide your time. With Halloween coming up, fall break will be the perfect time to go pick out a pumpkin and carve it with your friends.

New York began September right with the most notable designers around the world giving their diagnostic to this year’s fall fashion emergency. Over 200 of the most favorable designers were there to showcase their Fall 2012, Spring 2013 and Summer 2013 fashion lines. A few of my personal favorites like Calvin Klein, Rachel Zoe, Micheal Kors, Ralph Lauren, and Vera Wang all showed up. Ralph Lauren took us on a voyage to Mexico. His line included laced and crocheted vests with Mexican cultural ponchos. The ponchos were made up of wool-like material with red, yellow, green and black patterns. The models’ accessories looked hand crafted with Mexican colored beading. The run was old town chic, and the models walked to the beat of Latin music. Very up-tempo and spicy. Vera Wang outdid herself with black and brown sheared minks. They were fabulous and minks are always a recycled trend for the winter

but too safe for your fall runway look. I’ll stick to my faux-minks, thank you. Wang did some disappointment to the soul with her sheered skirts. The long skirts were as thin as the models wearing them. I’m sorry, but how are see-through fabrics supposed to keep me warm this fall and winter? If you spent your entire spring and summer color blocking, don’t panic. Diane Von Furstenberg took care of the fall color blocking look for the season. Furstenberg is typically more of your contemporary, fun and flirty designer. She brilliantly used summer trends and transitioned them to use for fall looks. Her evening gowns were beautiful and designed for all types of figures. My favorite gown was her V-neck long red dress with a twisted accent on the front below the waistline. contact Gwendolyn Ducre at

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Emmanuel to perform Thursday night Tommy Emmanuel, two-time Grammy nominee, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Brown Auditorium this Thursday. Emmanuel is has recevied the CMA Global Country Artist of the Year Award. He has also recevied the “Certified Guitar Player” title for his role in “fingerstyle guitar,” which is when all 10 fingers are used to play the guitar. Emmanuel’s most recent studio album is titled “Little by Little” and was released back in 2011. General admission tickets are available for $25 each and can be purchased in the VAPA office. Online general admission are $27.50 and can be purchased at No “will call” reservations are available. This concert is presented by the School of Visual and Performing Arts. For more information contact the VAPA office at 318-342-1414.

Tattoos need not apply: Don’t even ink about it by Ashley Lyons


Have a contest, or go to a local pumpkin patch and make a day out of it. The Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo in Monroe would be a great choice for animal lovers or if you just like to be outside in the cool, fall weather. Fall weather presents so many options. If you just want to be lazy, you can still have good, old-fashioned, random fun. Rake leaves and jump in them, get a hot coffee and go read on a park bench, or go rent Halloween movies and have a marathon day. Fall break is Oct. 4-7. Don’t let it pass you by.


Although body art has seemingly been on the rise over the past few decades it is still considered to be taboo in most work places. In 2010,, a career intelligence website, conducted a survey about whether its users believe having a tattoo hinders one’s chance at finding a job. At 85 percent, most people believed it does. “Personally I don’t have anything against it, but from a professional standpoint, I wouldn’t hire someone into an office setting if they have visible tattoos or piercings. It’s not appropriate,” said Cindy Strickler, instructor for the College of Business. “You would be dealing with people of all age and background, and some customers might be turned off by that kind of thing. In a business you must appeal to the audience you deal with.” According to a study by “The Patient’s Guide,” an online reference for skin care, laser tattoo removal rose 32 percent between 2011-2012 in North America. In a collection of patient appointment data from 205 aesthetic medical practices across the country and 700 patient surveys collected on, “employment reasons” was the leading factor in tattoo removal at 40 percent. “I don’t think my body art affects me professionally at the moment because I don’t have customers or clients as a pharmacist or doctor

would,” said Ashley Meyer, a microbiology graduate student. “I still think it’s ridiculous to judge someone based off of a tattoo. People should realize that it doesn’t reflect intelligence. I’m not going to not go to someone because of it. It’s their right to have them,” Meyer said. Like many health programs, the Speech-Language Pathology and the Nursing Department prohibit visible tattoos and piercings. The clinical handbook for speech-language pathology states that jewelry should be non-distracting. Piercings on any visible body part is not allowed with the exception of up to two piercings in each earlobe, and tattoos must be covered up. This applies to graduate and progressed undergraduate students enrolled in s p e e c h l a n g u a g e pathology courses. The uniform policy for the School of Nursing makes a similar notion. The policy states “the cleanliness of the individual and uniform is of utmost importance.” The concealment of tattoos is the first thing under section I and is

linked with the necessity of proper hygiene. Section IV, jewelry, does not list anything about body piercings, but the only type of earring allowed is a “single set of small posts in the lobes.” “Nurses are the professionals that the public trusts the most. We want our students to put forth a professional appearance and maintain the excellence that we are known for,” said Emily Doughty, the director of the school of nursing. “I don’t believe that body art is very professional in health care,” Doughty said.

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September 24, 2012


Nepalese students introduce Americans to native cuisine by Nabin Timilsina

Nepalese Students Association (NSA), in coordination with the ULM Wesley Foundation, organized an event on Labor Day. NSA labeled it MOMO party. MOMO, local Nepali dumplings, is one of the most beloved cuisines in Nepal. “They ate, they played and they made it memorable,” said Kristi Gadwa, an intern at ULM Wesley Foundation. The purpose of this event was to introduce MOMOs to the local community. “Basically the event was designed in a way to make a day worth remembering,” said Pasang Sherpa, the vice president of NSA at ULM. The event also served as a cultural exchange medium. Many people from different countries attended the event. Apart from 38 NSA members, over 50 Americans and more than 15 different people from overseas attended the party. Wesley Foundation and NSA have been working together for a long time. ULM Wesley Foundation is one of the most frequently visited places by the Nepalese and other interna-

tional students. According to the International Students Office, there are more than 50 Nepalese students currently enrolled at ULM. From biology to pharmacy and psychology to business, Nepalese students have been reported to be doing well in their academic fields. Also, they have been representing ULM in various activities, either nationally or internationally. Their constant efforts in making ULM a recognized university in the international circle has never slowed. “Their involvement in different campus activities and clubs makes me feel proud,” says Dr. Mara Loeb, the director of the international students programs and services. Recounting some of her experiences with the international students at ULM in her many years of service as a director, Dr. Loeb says that she has barely seen Nepali students who come to ULM and ended up doing nothing. Loeb looks forward to meeting more young faces from overseas next semester. According to Loeb, around 55 international students came to ULM this semester. The NSA is organizing the “Nepalese Cultural Program and Food”

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Nepalese students fed Wesley Foundation members MOMO, a local Nepali dumpling, at a get-together earlier this month.

from 5-9 p.m. on Oct. 7. There will be live Nepali musical performances, dances, traditional Nepali foods and much more. contact Nabin Timilsina at

Study abroad program takes students to Mexico, France by Steven Smith

This past summer, a group of students from the foreign language department were given the opportunity to participate in ULM’s study abroad program. While many students were either taking summer classes or working summer jobs, these students were traveling the globe and earning college credit at the same time. One group of five students from the French department, led by French Professor Chris Michaelides, spent two weeks in Montpellier, the capital of the Languedoc-Roussillon region in France. During their stay, the students took French classes at the Institut Linguistique Adenet in Montpellier during the mornings and took in the local culture during the afternoons and evenings. “I had a really great cultural and learning experience in Montpellier. The class was challenging enough

to push me to the next level in proficiency, and the people I met during the trip have provided me with a strong base for continued practice and growth with the language,” said Catherine Olson, a senior French major. Aside from the students who studied in France, another group from ULM travelled to Merida, Mexico, where they stud- Olson ied Spanish and took in the Mexican culture. Emily Winkler, a senior Spanish major, said her favorite parts of the trip included being in the culture, visiting nearby Mayan archaeological sites and being able to converse with the locals in their native language. Charles Holloway, professor of modern languages who led the group to Mexico, said the trip gave students

a great opportunity to experience the culture in a way that cannot be replicated in the classroom. “When you do a program like this, you’re experiencing a culture from the inside, rather than just being a tourist where you’re looking at the culture from the outside,” said Holloway. Another important aspect of the study abroad program is that along with studying the language in a culture that speaks it, the students involved also stayed with host families, fully immersing them in the culture. “That’s a major benefit of the experience. They eat meals with them, interact with them and use the language constantly,” said Holloway. For students interested in the study abroad program, information is available in both the French and Spanish departments, which are located on the third floor of Brown Hall. contact Steven Smith at


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Fans, alumni show spirit across the grove

September 24, 2012

Bearly a victory

photo by Daniel Russell

Brent Leonard rolls over a defender in the endzone for the last score of the game Friday in Malone Stadium. photos by Emi McIntyre

ULM loses another close game, this time against Baylor University

Top: Jeff Hartman (right) and raymond swalley (left) play tailgating games. Right: Adam Kirkland is painted white.

by Adam Hunsucker

by Gwendolyn Ducre

On Friday, Sept. 21, ULM fans tailgated in The Grove while they anxiously waited for ULM’s first home game against Baylor. Tailgaters were surrounded by food, people, and live music. ULM fans have been tailgating for over 50 years. Gary Hamilton, a local tailgater for 30 years, said the fellowship and people makes for the best tailgating experience. Hamilton tailgates with his family, friends and his trailer. He stated his mobile trailer was brought in on Wednesday and tailgated all day Friday. Hamilton said the key things needed for tailgating are a group of friends with the same likes that you have, a common goal and friendship. “We have adopted ULM. We love sports, the commodity, the cooking, and the fellowship. We love tailgating as we do the football games. Tents, mobile trailers and barbeque pits were all set up by fans. Under each tent was food cooked by different sponsors and companies supporting the ULM football team. Ryan Mchenry, with Farm Bureau Insurance and a recent ULM alumni, had been tailgating since 9:30 Friday morning sponsoring and cooking food for X104 Radio Station. They cooked hamburgers hotdogs, beef shoulder strap, deer bacon wraps, and chicken. Aside from being an ULM’s alumni, Mchenry is a Monroe native with ULM loyalty.

“You have to support your locals. They need it more so than any other university around here. There are too many LSU fans in this state. So, ULM needs all the support they can get,” Mchenry stated. The Sound of Today, cheerleaders and the Hawkline escorted the football players in a pep rally parade pregame. This was the perfect opportunity to give the football players encouragement and to “show that the fans got their backs,” said Tyler Gravley, a current ULM student. A live performance by Wayside got the crowd up out of their chairs and dancing to their music. The band performed cover songs by different pop and soft rock artist, but added their own Warhawk twist. Thousands of tailgaters were present including Baylor fans. Baylor fans were civil and partook in the tailgating experience at ULM. contact Gwendolyn Ducre at

Baylor outlasted ULM 47-42 in front of a record-crowd of 31,175 fans at Malone Stadium. The Warhawks (1-2) traded big plays with the high-octane Bears (30) all night, but were done in by a costly fourth quarter fumble on a bad exchange between Kolton Browning and Jyruss Edwards. Baylor responded with a 22 yard touchdown pass from Nick Florence to Terrance Williams, effectively ending the game. The ULM offense turned the ball over three times--all leading to Baylor scores--which has been uncharacteristic of Todd Berry’s team this season. “The margin of victory is so small, just a few inches here and there,” Berry said. “You can’t turn the ball over like we did.” Despite two fumbles, Jyruss Edwards turned in one of his better rushing performances as a Warhawk, carrying the ball 21 times for 120 yards and a touchdown. But it was Monterrell Washington’s performance that turned heads. Seeing his first significant playing time, the junior piled up 86 yards and two touchdowns on seven rushes, averaging 12 yards per carry. “The offense gave me some great opportunities to make some cuts and find holes,” Washington said. “I owe it all to my offensive line and the receivers blocking down field.” Overall, ULM finished with 262

yards on the ground, their best rushing performance since last season’s victory over Middle Tennessee State. Despite picking off two passes, the Warhawks struggled on defense, getting burned in the secondary for three touchdown passes of 40 yards or more. “We didn’t play very well back there, especially with post routes,” Berry said. “That’s something that in man coverage you should never give up.” The defense also struggled with Baylor’s cadence at the line of scrim-

mage, jumping offsides six times in the game. Senior linebacker Cameron Blakes left the game with an injury in the third quarter, and according to Berry, will likely miss the rest of the season. ULM produced over 500 yards of offense for the second time this season. Browning passed for 272 yards and two touchdowns, including two completions on trick plays in which he lined up in the backfield with backup quarterback Cody Wells. Colby Harper led the Warhawks receivers with five catches for 82 yards. The team travels to New Orleans next Saturday to take on Tulane. contact Adam Hunsucker at




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The Warhawks face Tulane in the Superdome Saturday. Kickoff is at 2 p.m.


September 24, 2012




ESPN enters/leaves town in a circus fashion Crew of more than 80 bring game to your living room by Adam Hunsucker

It’s around noon on Friday at Malone Stadium ULM’s showdown with Baylor is hours away, but you wouldn’t know it from the surrounding commotion. Cables snake endlessly across the sidewalks. Thousands of dollars of equipment liters the ground. All courtesy of the Worldwide Leader. ESPN’s “College Football Friday” may be a one-night affair, but preparation begins well in advance. By the time last week’s game between UNLV and Washington State ended, work for ESPN’s visit to ULM was in full swing. Around 80 crew members left Las Vegas that night, arriving in Monroe on Wednesday—a 1,500 mile trip. For the next 10 weeks, they will follow the same schedule. No rest for the weary in this job. ULM’s media relations department preps for this contest just like any other home game, but the presence of ESPN adds to their work load. ‘We print game notes, flips cards and other materials,” Media Relations Director Alex Edwards said. “The only difference being the quantity since ESPN needs a significant amount for production crew and an-

above photo by Daniel Russell

nouncers.” Media relations also works with ESPN during film sessions with ULM players, coaches and on air personalities Carter Blackburn and Rod Gilmore. The footage will air during the live broadcast. Directly in front of the stadium sits the production truck. Like mission control at NASA, this vehicle is the hive mind of the broadcast. Manned by a staff of around 18, all graphics, video and audio are handled here. The staff stays in constant contact with ESPN headquarters in Bristol,

Conn. From offsite producers to the fans watching at home, their job is to make sure everyone is happy—not exactly the easiest task. Split-second decision-making is critical. Images from all of ESPN’s nine cameras travel via satellite from the production truck to Bristol, and then to the viewer’s television screen. All in the span of 15 seconds. Even in this frantic environment, ESPN provides opportunities for college students to get hands-on experience with putting together a football broadcast. Zack Brown, a senior ma-

joring in mass communication, has worked with the production crew in the past, operating the on-field boom microphone. “It was definitely memorable,” Brown said. “I got to work with different equipment you wouldn’t see on a college campus.” So what’s next after days of work and countless hours of labor? Time to pack up and move onto the next town. On the road again. Turn the page. contact Adam Hunsucker at

photos by Emi McIntyre

ESPN video and sound crewmen record Warhawks homeopener Friday night against Baylor in Malone Stadium.

Minor corrections will lead to major year

ZACK BROWN Coming in to the season if you asked anyone where ULM’s football team was strongest you’d hear, “the defense.” That’s not the case as the team heads in its fourth week after continuously being praised nationally for the offense. Where has the defense gone? The Warhawks will need the defense Saturday in New Orleans to defeat Tulane in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. In the first three games ,ULM’s run defense has been solid,

but opposing wide outs seem keep being the opponent’s answer. The defense has given up nine passing touchdowns and it has been too easy for offenses to connect on the long ball. The Warhawks have given up at least 10 plays of 20+ yards that are crucial in these close games. When ULM plays man coverage there is often no help over the top and teams dial up skinny post and fade routes. This allows speedy recievers to find separation against defensive backs. The Warhawks defend short crossing routes and quick outs very well. When passes are throw underneath, our defensive backs have been quick to jump routes. A reason why four different players have an interception so far, with DaCorris Harris leading with two. It’s over the top coverage that needs attention. The Warhawks have

to bring more pressure by switching in more blitz packages. There have only been two sacks so far this season and its allowed quarterbacks too much time in the pocket to find an open man. By the fourth quarter quarterbacks confidence levels have skyrocketed and their timing is down. We need more passes batted down at the line and from the secondary to throw off that timing. The defense has to start slamming quarterbacks on the turf the way they did Razorbacks’ Tyler Wilson. ULM has to continue to gang tackle, wrap up every play and start every drive like nobody has scored. In all three games Warhawks have scored first, but have yet to hold on to a lead. The most depressing moments this year have come when the Warhawks look to potentially have a sack, then the quarterback somehow gets

photo by Daniel Russell

ULM’s Cordero Smith attempts to pull down BU’s Kendall Ehrlich on the sideline in the game Friday at Malone Stadium.

free and look, another big play for the offense. Nobody likes looking back and saying, what if, especially Coach Berry and company. Just like no one wants to hear the words moral victory again this year. The Warhawks will take these two close losses and re-

member them for getting the ‘Hawks battle tested for Sun Belt play. It’s only small things that are keeping ULM from closing out these early. The rest of the season should get interesting. contact Zack Brown at



September 24, 2012


Social media causes athlete controversy by Adam Hunsucker

Who would have thought 140 characters could create so many problems? For most of Twitter’s millions of users, it provides a fun forum for interaction and opinion that rarely causes problems. But for college athletes like Henry Mitchell, issues can arise quickly. Mitchell isn’t your average football player—far from it. Known to his friends and family as Beanee, he is a man of many interests, from creative writing to entertainment. He hopes to tackle the world of talk radio with the same energy he brings to the field on Saturdays. “I want to have my own show and give advice on relationships,” Mitchell said. He also raps and writes poetry.

Twitter gives sports fans instant access to the players they cheer for— something unheard of 10 years ago. In an arena as emotional as sports, this type of interaction can create problems. Mitchell understands how someone could misinterpret one of his tweets or switch his words around to make him look bad. He tries to use Mitchell caution when tweeting, even if it stifles his creativity at times. “I’d like to talk about some things but I can’t,” Mitchell said. “It’s part of being a college athlete.” At ULM, the media relations de-

partment works together with coaches to teach athletes about social media, with topics including who is paying attention and what subject matter to stay away from. “I don’t want to ban our guys from it because it’s part of our world,” head football coach Todd Berry said. “The bottom line is they have to understand what’s right and wrong.” Some athletic departments are turning to outside monitoring services to keep up with the online activity of athletes. This has led to speculation that privacy laws are being violated. In March, the state of Maryland passed a bill preventing public colleges and universities from requiring student-athletes to provide access to their social media accounts. Similar

legislation is also being considered in California. Law and ethics expert Peggy Bowers sympathizes with the issue, but believes that the public nature of social media circumvents privacy law.

“When you sign up for social media, you’re basically saying that my thoughts are out there for public consumption,” Bowers said. “There should be an understanding that you give up some of your privacy.

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Golfers finish 3rd Warhawks lose home opener to Ragin’ Cajuns at McNeese State tournament Tuesday by Zack Brown

photo by Daniel Russell

ULM’s Zuzana Markova (15) sets the ball up for Iren Marinova in the home opener at the Activity Center Thurday night.

ULL takes all 3 sets from ULM volleyball by Zack Brown

The Warhawks came up short in their Sun Belt Conference home opener Thursday night against the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns. The ULM Activity Center had a total of 512 fans packed in the facility, with some turned away due to capacity limits. The ULM offense was led by Samantha Morse. She finished the night with eight kills and added a solo

block. Sophomore Marcela Araya led the defense by totaling 15 digs. “I feel like we came out nervous for our first home game,” said Coach Vasquez. “We play good, but we just had too many mental mistakes.” The Ragin’ Cajuns controlled the tempo of the game leading all of the first set and were ahead as much as nine points in the second. The final score of the second set came out to 25-15 in favor of the Cajuns. “We played a team that can put points on you quick,” said Vasquez. “You can’t get raddled and have to keep pressing to rally back.” The second set of the match had

a more competitive feel for the Warhawks as they took a 10-9 lead. The Cajuns tied the game at 14 and never looked back, converting every opportunity on what Vasquez called “mental mistakes.” The Warhawks found a 13-12 advantage in the third set, but the Ragin’ Cajuns were able to separate themselves a 5 point run. UL-Lafayette carried the momentum to take the third set 25-19. The Warhawks hit the road this weekend as they travel to play North Texas for a 1 p.m. match on Sunday.

The ULM men’s golf team finished third Tuesday in McNeese State’s Moe O’Brien Intercollegiate tournament at Koasati Pines Resort in Kinder. In 36-holes the Warhawks totaled a score of 581 on a par-72 course. Rain originally delayed the first three rounds of the tournament., and then forced a few golfers to finish their first round the following day. Mason Seaborn played well for the Warhawks, shooting a three-underpar 69 on Monday, just three strokes off the lead set by Houston Baptist’s Jeffrey Merrell. ULM’s Greg Smail came out strong shooting a career best two-under-par

70. Tuesday Smail set the team up to finish with a third place honor, after individually finishing tied in fourth place after his round of 71, which was a team low. Christian Tepley also finished strong after taking four strokes off of his first round. The HBU Huskies team finished in first place with a total of 564. The Huskies’ Jeffrey Merrell and Stephen F. Austin’s Mitchell McLeroy tied for first individually shooting a 171 over two rounds. The Warhawks travel to Bowling Green, Ky., on Oct. 15, to tee off in the Kenny Perry/WKU Invitational. contact Zack Brown at

SCORECARD Greg Smail 70-71--141 (-3) T4th Mason Seaborn 69-75--144 (E) T8th Christian Tepley 76-72--148 (+4) T19 Adam McCleary 75-75--150 (+6) T25 Kirk Thomas 74-79--153 (+9) 35 ULM 288-293--581 (+16) 3rd/7

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