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NEWS WORLD Stubbs 131 700 University Avenue Monroe, LA 71209 Director Christopher Mapp 318 342 5454 Assistant Director 318 342 5450 Editor in chief - Kelsey Hargrove Co-managing editor news - Cole Avery Co-managing editor design - Srdjan Marjanovic Sports editor - DeRon Talley Freestyle editor - Eddie Ray Fountain Photo editor - Robert Brown Copy editor - Stormy Knight Multimedia editor - Srdjan Marjanovic Advertising Ad director Thomas Seth Pryor 318 342 5453 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, advisor or the University. Unsigned editorials represent the collective opinion of The Hawkeye’s editorial board, but not necessarily the opinions of the advisor 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.


US slams UN Model planes Traffic deaths for too few could now be lowest level cuts in budget terror weapon in history UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States criticized the United Nations on Thursday for not making deeper cuts in its proposed $5.2 billion budget for the next two years amid an economic crisis that has forced member states to make far greater sacrifices. Ambassador Joseph M. Torsella, U.S. representative for management and reform to the U.N., told the U.N. budget committee the current plan eliminates just 44 positions from a work force of 10,307. Torsella said an expected “onslaught of add-ons” could push the current proposal for the 2012-13 budget as high as $5.5 billion.

CAMPUS CRIME BRIEFS Jacob Warren Brown, 18, of 201 Aimee Road, was arrested Tuesday on charges of DWI first offense. The police report says that Brown performed poorly on a field sobriety test. The report also says that Brown admitted to officers he had consumed one Natural Light beer, but a breathalizer test showed he was not intoxicated. Officers reported that Brown then admitted he had taken an unknown pill.


BOSTON (AP) — Model airplanes are suddenly on the public’s radar as potential terrorist weapons. A 26-year-old man from Boston was arrested Wednesday and accused of plotting to attack the Pentagon and the U.S. Capitol with remote-controlled model planes packed with explosives. Federal officials have long been aware someone might try to use such planes as weapons. Counterterrorism experts and model-aircraft hobbyists said it would be nearly impossible to inflict large-scale damage. They are too small, can’t carry enough explosives and are too tricky to fly, they said.

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission says traffic deaths in the state last year dropped to their lowest level since Louisiana State University started reporting such data in 1984. The recently completed Louisiana Annual Traffic Records Data Report shows that 720 people were killed and 68,700 were injured in crashes in 2010. Last year was the third consecutive year that deaths declined on Louisiana’s roads. Last year’s fatalities dropped 12.6 percent from the previous year’s count of 824. Injuries dropped 6.9 percent from the 2009 total of 73,900.


“Luke, you’re going to find that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view.” Obi-Wan Kenobi to Luke Skywalker

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LaDareius Gray, 30, of Monroe, was arrested Monday for an outstanding warrant and switching license plates. Police reportedly ran tags on a Crown Victoria, but the plate actually belonged on a Taurus. The police report says that Gray admitted to police the license plate was from his wife’s car. He did not have insurance or a driver’s license. He also held an outstanding warrant from the Ouachita Parish sheriff’s department.

ULM app to include new voting feature by Cole Avery

Elections? There’s an app for that. This week’s elections will be the first time the ULM app for smart phones will allow students to vote in elections. The ballot feature will appear on election day and then disappear until the next election. Nathan Hall, assistant vice president of student life, said the idea behind the new feature is to get more people to participate in elections. “We just wanted it to be as easy as possible for people to vote,” said Hall. “The more people you get to vote, the more likely it will be they become more involved on campus.” Students must have the updated version of the app in order for the feature to appear. The last update was made about two months ago, so those with that version should be current.

Some students said the convenience of being able to vote on the go is reason enough for everyone to participate in the election. “Everybody has their phone, so why not?” said Brittany Robinson, a freshman pre-nursing student from Winnsboro who plans to use the app to vote in her first elections as a Warhawk. For some students, not even this feature is enough to make them vote. “I’ll see who they are, but I probably won’t vote because I doubt I’ll know anyone,” said Deneshia Williams, a freshman toxicology major from Shreveport. Homecoming and freshman senate elections are this Wednesday and Thursday. Traditional voting through the Internet will still be available. contact Cole Avery at

photo by Srdjan Marjanovic

A group of Pi Kappa Alpha super-fans dressed (sort of) in costume to support the volleyball team Saturday at the ULM activity center. They were able to get in a little reading of the Hawkeye while the opposing team ran onto the court.



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Election this week for homecoming, freshman senate Voting will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday on Voting is also available through the ULM smart phone app. Prior to voting, students will have to log in with the same username and password they use to log in to their myULM system.

Midterm grading begins this week for full-term classes The grading period will end at 3 p.m. Oct. 12, just in time for the Fall Holiday. The results of midterm grading will be available before the final date for dropping a fall full-term semester course with a “W” on Oct. 28.

Honor society hosts speakers to teach students about med. school admission by Cole Avery

The Alpha Epsilon Delta honor society launched its informational lecture series last week for students interested in entering the medical field. “The people we bring in are very knowledgeable about their fields and the individual school they represent, including everything from admissions to curriculum to life after school,” said Hunter Vanderberg, vice president of Alpha Epsilon Delta. The first speaker covered all of those things, and future speakers are expected to do the same. Jim Weir, associate dean of student affairs at William Carey University in Hattiesburg, Miss., spoke Wednesday and told students about his school’s osteopathic medicine program.

Weir’s school specializes in that particular type of medicine, but the honor society has scheduled guests from every medical field Vanderberg to visit the campus within the next few weeks. Debra Jackson, an advisor of the honor society and an assistant biology professor, said the University fosters relationships with many medical schools in the area so they can bring them in and answer questions for students. “[Weir] answered every question a student might have on their mind,” said Jackson. “It’s a big leg up when you can ask questions that are perti-

nent to grow.” Although the honor society is hosting the speaking events, any student interested in going to a medical school is allowed to at- Jackson tend any of the events. Many have circled next Monday on their calendars as the society will bring in a speaker from the LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport. A detailed speaker schedule is posted in the Chemistry and Natural Sciences Building near room 334. contact Cole Avery at

Future Warhawks to visit for annual informational event Browse on the Bayou will host high school juniors and seniors this Saturday as these potential Warhawks come to tour the campus. This event begins with a check in at 8 a.m. The day will give attendees the chance to visit with faculty and talk to current students about academic degree programs and life at ULM. A tailgating lunch will be held at 12 p.m. in the Grove, and guests are invited to join the rest of ULM at the football game against Arkansas State at 6 p.m. in Malone Stadium.

Prison break: Up ‘til Dawn raises funds for St. Jude by Sydney Bonner

Film series to air second movie of the fall semester The ULM Film Series will feature “The Wind That Shakes the Barley” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11. Máirtín de Cógáin, special guest and actor from the film, will be available for a question and answer session. The show is free and open to the public in Room 100 of Stubbs Hall and is to be shown in correlation with the annual Northeast Louisiana Celtic Festival on Oct. 15 in Forsythe Park. The film features strong violence, so viewer discretion is advised.

photo by Sydney Bonner

Pre-pharmacy sophomore Ashley DePaula asks students to “bail her out” by donating money to St. Jude.

photo by Sydney Bonner

Joshua Howard does 54 sit-ups in one minute as part of the health fair in the SUB Tuesday.

Health fair promotes wellness Nursing school teaches students about their bodies

hand washing, brushing your teeth, skin cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer and women’s health. ULM’s recreational services were also available. by Sydney Bonner “You never know what’s on your The Student Health Center held hands, so keep your hand sanitiza health fair Tuesday in the SUB to er handy!” said Chelsea Dawkins, a promote better health for the ULM freshman radiation technology major from Monroe. community. Another student who participated More than 10 different booths passed out health information to stu- in the recreational service activities dents. Each booth included senior was excited to show off his workout students and professors to inform skills by doing 54 sit-ups in just one everyone about the dangers of bad minute. “It was tough. It was fun. It was health. Physical and mental health were not a joke,” said the student who acthe two focuses of the event. The complished the feat, Joshua Howard, physical health booths included: lung a senior general studies major from cancer, speech language patholo- Carencro, La. Mental health activities informed gy, blood pressure, STD prevention,

students about the dangers of domestic violence, abusive relationships, stalking and substance abuse. One of these events included students putting on drunk goggles while trying to bowl. “Your perception is off through this activity,” said Adebanjo Adedoja, a freshman pre-pharmacy major from Nigeria. “It really shows the effects of drunk driving.” The fair also offered STD testing and flu shots for students. The nursing students working the event encouraged everyone to be active in their health and said health fairs give people a good opportunity to learn more about their body. contact Sydney Bonner at

Up ‘til Dawn had a “Captured for the Cure” fundraiser last week to raise money for St. Jude cancer patients. Local campus organizations and student groups participated strictly for the benefits of cancer patients. The goal of the event was to raise $20 in 20 minutes. Teams were asked to sign up before the actual event and decide which time they would participate. Students had to get inside a cage in front of everyone in the quad and say that they were “captured by cancer.” They then asked anyone who passed by to “bail them out” by donating money for the cure. Each team had to have five members and pay five dollars to participate. “‘Captured for the Cure’ is just a great way to raise money on campus, and we look forward to doing it every year,” said Andres Granada, the executive director of Up ‘til Dawn. Last year ULM ranked 14th in the nation after raising over $34 thousand through fundraising. This year the club hopes to raise $40 thousand. Up ‘til Dawn is a nationwide student-run, student-led organization for those who are interested in gaining leadership skills, work experience and a philanthropic spirit. “It’s a great feeling to help out those in need when you can,” said Tiffany Gaspard, a sophomore prepharmacy major from Cottonport, La. This month, Up ‘til Dawn will have “Trunk or Treat,” but the club has not yet set a date for the event. The event will be located at the ULM track. contact Sydney Bonner at



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Professor’s discovery could fight cancer Pharmacy school in lead on war against deadly disease by Anthony Drummer

A ULM pharmacology professor has found a vitamin that could fight cancer. Paul Sylvester, Pfizer endowed professor of pharmacology , announced his finding Monday while speaking on breast cancer research as part of the ULM Investiture Week at in the nursing building auditorium. “I’ve identified a rare form of vitamin E that has very potent anti-cancer activity,” said Sylvester. “We’re trying to develop them into a commercial product that can be used for the treatment of breast cancer in women.” The compounds that are in development have an advantage over other chemotherapies. These particular vitamin E agents, called tocotrienols, kill cancer cells at levels that have little effect on normal cells. Chemotherapy drugs are often non- Sylvester specific and destroy both cancer and normal cells, making these new drugs special. Commercializing the product has been delayed because of the difficulty in using tocotrienols in the body. There are multiple forms of vitamin E, including both tocopherols and tocotrienols. Sylvester said compared to alpha tocopherols, tocotrienols have lower bioavailability, meaning that they are more difficult to use in the body. To overcome this obstacle, he is coordinating his efforts with other faculty members so the finalized product may

be distributed in the future. “The College of Pharmacy is like a little pharmaceutical company,” Sylvester said. “You have the pharmaceutics people, you have the kinetics people, medicinal chemists, and the pharmacologists and toxicologists.” Sylvester was successfully able to characterize the mechanism of action for the vitamin E product and how it kills cancer cells. Amal Kaddoumi was able to find a way to bypass the normal absorption limits of the product, and Sami Nazzal worked to find a suitable dosage form and combination product for the product. Meanwhile, Khalid El Sayed is tweaking the product to make the vitamin E, a fat-soluble vitamin, more water-soluble. “If we can get these commercialized, we are going to save lives,” Sylvester said. “There’s a prestige that goes along with coming up with intellectual property that makes money, but our goal is to save lives.” contact Anthony Drummer at

Admininstration Building now George T. Walker Hall The iconic building on campus was renamed in a ceremony Friday to honor ULM’s longest-serving president, George T. Walker. Walker headed the University from 1958 to 1976. He passed away in June. for the full story go to:

Brown Auditorium undergoes cosmetic upgrades to its interior by Brandon Craven

Brown Auditorium received some much needed work to improve the building’s overall appearance. Brian Thorn, head of the Physical Plant, said the changes are more cosmetic than anything else. “I really wouldn’t classify the work being done in Brown Auditorium as a renovation,” Thorn said. “We made some cosmetic improvements that it has needed for a while. We had the resources and a window of opportunity to get the work done.” The work is limited to interior painting, changing out

the carpet and minor repair of the building systems. Betsy Lowe, a sophomore vocal performance major from Winnsboro and a member of the ULM Concert Choir, said she feels safer performing in Brown now. “It’s nice to a have cleaner safer environment,” she said. Thorn also mentioned that a total renovation of Brown Auditorium is on their Capital Outlay project list, but work will not begin until the state can fund it. contact Brandon Craven at

Inspiring alumna shares her story of overcoming adversity to find success

photos by Devon Raymond

History professor H.P. Jones (left) presents his former student Vicki Gilliam (right) with a copy of the text book he assigned to her while she was at ULM.

Graduate becomes a leading law voice in Mississippi by Cole Avery

Vicki Gilliam has struggled all her life. As a baby, she was underdeveloped and parentless in a New Orleans convent. Later in life, she struggled as a young mother who had to commute more than an hour oneway each day so she could graduate college. But with ULM’s help, Gilliam is now one of the top legal minds in Mississippi. “Without ULM sitting exactly where it is, I would not have been able to attain a degree,” said Gilliam. Gilliam was the lead attorney for the plaintiffs in the HBO documentary “Mann v. Ford,” the tale of the Ramapough Indian tribe’s battle against the Ford Motor Company over dumping on their lands. Gilliam said in her speech the lessons she learned at ULM helped her overcome the challenges in her early life to become an advocate for those who need her help. “I can provide a voice, and it can be very loud, to communicate for those who need me,” Gilliam said. Gilliam listed several ULM professors who she said made a tremendous impact in steering her on a path to become the successful, confident woman she is today. She even referred back to an old textbook from a history class to help her form her speech. Little did she know at the time

the professor who had assigned that book, H.P. Jones, would make a surprise appearance at the end of the speech. The heartwarming reunion brought several in the audience to tears as the mentor and his protégé met once again. “I’m so proud for her, and I’m proud for the college,” said Jones. “She’s just a good asset to humanity.” Gilliam decided to get her law degree on the urging of a former ULM professor. She now owns her own law firm in Mississippi. She also plays a large part in Mississippi politics by holding fundraisers for Democratic candidates on various levels of government, including candidates for president. Gilliam said she wanted to tell her success story, not to promote the great things she has done, but to promote what ULM has done for her. contact Cole Avery at

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photos by Devon Raymond

(Left) Vice Pres. of Student Life Wendell Brumfield admires one of Gregory Johnson’s bronze sculptures at the exhibit Monday. (Above) Art sculpture major Leah Norris views the detail on one of Johnson’s statues.

DID YOU KNOW? The J.R. Searcy Memorial Library in West Monroe features one of Gregory Johnson’s statues. The commemorative statue of Searcy and his dog partner “Rico” took Johnson more than 200 hours to complete. Dozens of fundraisers and thousands of people from the community made the statue possible.

Sculptor brings works to Bry Investiture Week begins with show of bronze statues by Brandon Tate

Renowned bronze sculptor Gregory Johnson helped kick off Investiture Week Monday with selected works in Bry Hall. The Johnson exhibit featured many sculptures created in bronze. Three categories of sculptures were on display ranging from children, sensual

women and entrepreneurs. “It was a personal choice to visit ULM during President [Nick] Bruno’s investiture as well as an opportunity to give back to young artists and the community,” Johnson said. “I believe you must give to receive.” The sculptures varied in size, but the time taken to complete a sculpture is due to the processes and assembly involved in making each piece, not the actual size. “Before any one piece is finished, an enormous amount of cooperation and care is put into them,” Johnson said.

“Each piece must pass through 45 different people and can take anywhere between one to three months to complete.” A reception followed the exhibition. Students and alumni watched an interJohnson pretive dance put on by the students of the College of Visual and Performing Arts, and Bruno reflected on the importance of the investiture.

“[Investiture] is about the rich culture that is the University of Louisiana at Monroe – its students, faculty, business partners and community,” Bruno said. Johnson also lectured Tuesday in the Emy-Lou Biedenharn Recital Hall aiming to assist students with questions and fears on becoming a successful career artist. He talked about improving young artists’ craft, refining their talents and becoming successful in the business world. contact Brandon Tate at

Talk International helps foreign students adjust by Joe Lewis

The number of international students attending ULM grew by 24 percent this year, meaning more and more cultures are placed together and must interact with each other. Students Caleb Womack and Grace Reynolds took notice and decided to have Talk International so students can learn more about international students. The event

took place Wednesday in the Bayou Suites conference room and featured presentations from the Walk Across History program, the Foreign Language Department and two Taiwanese teachers. Ruth E. Smith, head of the department of foreign language, spoke about the language department and what they have to offer students. She also talked about the benefits of the Study Abroad program includ-

ing going to a foreign country to get a firsthand lesson on their language and culture. Ifeoluwa Babatunde, a freshman pre-pharmacy major from Nigeria, said Talk International impressed her, and now she is thinking about doing the Study Abroad program. “[Talk International] was wonderful,” Babatunde said. “It made me want to visit all of these countries now.”

Sisters Christy and Christina Tsou presented a slide show about their native country, Taiwan. Their presentation gave the audience insight into Taiwan’s history and culture. The Tsou sisters are at ULM in a one-year career curriculum program. They are here to learn how to teach English to people in Taipei, the capital of Taiwan. contact Joe Lewis at

24% The percentage increase of international students this fall



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The word “cancer” can be devastating to those who are diagnosed. With October now upon us, we take a moment to reflect on breast cancer awareness month and what it means to all of us. Women, and even men, can fall victim to breast cancer. With all of the different factors involved (the size of the tumor, the stage it is caught in, how quickly it grows, etc.), many people have to go through anything from surgery to chemotherapy or radiation and more. It’s a hard road for anyone, but there is hope. Breast cancer awareness reminds us of how we must all band together, even in the most difficult times. By knowing the enemy, we become less afraid, and victims of breast cancer can find the courage to band together and fight against the disease. There is hope. By celebrating breast cancer awareness, we raise public knowledge of this very real danger. We increase the rates of detecting cancer sooner and help lead women towards a dependable and more permanent cure. Next time you see a pink ribbon, remember that breast cancer awareness isn’t just about the merchandising or accessorizing. It is about remembering those that have struggled through a tough fight, or are still in the battle with cancer, and helping them push through it. By raising funds and participating in events like walk-a-thons for a cure, you show your support as one of the many that want to display their support for a disease that affects people worldwide. Take a look on our cover page. We hope every time you see the pink ribbon, not only will you think of those people that need your support, but also people everywhere fighting with all kinds of cancers. This month, think pink. Breast cancer is no longer a stigma or something to be ashamed of. We need to stand by the warriors who fight the hard fight and choose to courageously hold on to life in the face of peril.

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Stress, stress, go away; for goodness sake, don’t come back another day!


Reaction to “Any spare time...” by Zack Brown in issue 6 Dear Editor, I personally am not associated with the ULMPD, but I do know several of the student workers. This article is very hurtful to me in the sense that I feel like he was personally attacking some of my friends. I am not mad, but I do believe he should apologize to the student workers. They get enough backlash from other students as it is and I think this article is only going to make it worse. I do not believe it is a just option to discriminate against someone for their occupation. I will be filing a complaint to the appropriate officials. Also, I am a full-time student that does not have much “spare time,” but I will try to find the time to write a response that does not target any particular group or person as well. Thank you. Jesse Lee



t’s come to my attention there is a certain word being thrown around campus, and that word is the infamous “stress.” Stress seems to be a common enemy to many of us. I believe it’s the reason for many of us being in a melancholy state, the reason why it’s hard to get out of bed, the reason why we may question if it’s all worth it and with so much going on, it’s hard not to be this way. Midterms will soon be upon us. Assignments have to be written and turned in, and lots of coffee will be consumed from the all-nighters a lot of us will have to pull. And on top of it all of this, we still have a responsibility to arrive to work on time. Stress is not just upon the students but upon the teachers as well. For teachers, this is a time where they not only have to worry about try-

ing to organize material, but they also have to make tests, grade tests, grade papers, turn in grades by the assigned deadline and help as many students as they can with issues they might be having with their assignments. Recommendations have to be written, they have meetings and, of course, many teachers have families they have to take care of. So, stress is an enemy that doesn’t discriminate. The question is: how do we deal with it? Is there a way it can be relieved? Some might say no, but I say yes. Stress can be relieved by many simple methods. Here are three methods I use to relieve stress, and they do help me:

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I go down to the bayou and sit with my iPod and listen to music. I lock the door to my room, shut off the lights and watch a good movie. I talk to one of my very good friends or to my mom and dad.

Now, I do realize these methods don’t work for everyone. I’m only giving out options to help those who have no idea what to do. Some people have other ways of

relieving stress, and that’s great. The point is to relieve it. Stress can take a toll on us, and if we let it, it will never let go. It can turn us into the total opposite of who we are as a person. I, myself, am a victim of it, and it tries to consume me everyday, but I do my best never to allow it. Now, saying this doesn’t mean that I don’t sometimes lose the battle, but I can say my wins are far greater than my losses. So to the teachers and students: Please don’t let stress consume you. Don’t let it turn you from a positive person into a negative person that no one wants to converse with or be in the same room with. Don’t let it push your family and friends away, or make you lose focus on what’s important. Don’t let it deter you, and most of all, don’t let it depress you to a point that you can’t get out of bed in the morning. I know it’s hard to not let it do the problems I listed above, but try. It’s better to try rather than not try because at the end of the day, stress is not worth losing so much of our lives over. contact Eddie Ray Fountain at

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Grad Finale is your one stop graduation shop!

GRADUATING in December? If yes, then Grad Finale is for you! Purchase a cap, gown, diploma frame and more from the bookstore. Purchase your invitations from our official provider, Balfour. All of these things are happening: Enjoy lunch from Taco Bell Thursday, October 20th Top of the SUB * 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Visit with Career Connections Have your financial aid exit interview Grad Finale is sponsored by the 31 Ambassadors Have your senior photo taken for the ULM Chacahoula Visit with representatives of the ULM Graduate school Visit with La Capitol Federal Credit Union Purchase the official ULM Class ring from Balfour (see a 3D version of the ring at





Surprise at Investiture luncheon Those who attended Wednesday’s student BBQ in Bayou Park were met with a surprising bit of entertainment. In the middle of the lunch, a flash mob broke out on the scene and began to dance to a rendition of Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing.” Ace the Warhawk joined a group of students and faculty who assembled suddenly and dispersed just as quickly. The flash mob was a way the students honored Pres. Nick Bruno during his Investiture Week. He even made an appearance in the mob toward the end of the dance. The Hawkeye news team was on the scene. Exclusive footage of the flash mob is available on our website. Visit for video and photo coverage of the flash mob. photos by Blake Self (top), Kelsey Hargrove (left, right)

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Ark-La-Miss fair lights up the night The Ark-La-Miss Fair celebrated its 36th anniversary with attractions for all ages from Sept. 22 - Oct. 2 on the Monroe Civic Center Grounds. Sponsored by the West Monroe Civitan Club, the fair included agricultural exhibits, midway rides, live entertainment and a wide selection of food and exhibitors.

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Black cats, superstition, why people fear them

New haunted house attraction opens in Monroe for Halloween by Devin Jones

Northeast Louisiana residents will no longer have to travel to Shreveport or Alexandria to get scared this Halloween, because Monroe now has a haunted house of its own. Chris Alyea, owner of the new Evil Visions Haunted House, said he wanted Monroe to have something fun and exciting to celebrate Halloween. “Everyone that I have talked with is very excited to get a haunted house back in this area,” he said. Alyea has been a “home haunter” for eight years and decided last year that he wanted to go commercial with his passion. Rachel Corbit, a junior elementary education major from Delhi, La.,

hadn’t heard of the new haunt but was excited about the news. “I want to go,” she said. “I’m pretty excited to have a place like that around Monroe again.” Evil Visions will not only have the haunted house visitors associate with Halloween, but also a simulated attraction called “The Last Ride Coffin.” This attraction is billed as taking its passengers “from the funeral to the grave.” ULM students are looking forward to visiting the new haunt and are glad there is another option after Calhoun’s Edge of Madness ended its run in 2007. “A new haunted house is great. There isn’t much to do in Monroe,” said Tim Russell, a senior mass communication major from West

Monroe. Russell thinks that even though Edge of Madness had a huge following, Evil Visions will be successful as well. Evil Visions is located at 501 Desiard Street in downtown Monroe. This new haunted house has its opening night on Friday and will be open every weekend through Halloween night. Tickets can be purchased online from their website or at the ticket booth beginning at 6 p.m. every night the haunt is open. Gates open at 7 p.m. Visit their website at for more details. contact Devin Jones at

Cats come in all types of colors, from brown, to gold and white. But there is another color they come in: black. People have long believed that black cats were witches’ familiars, which were thought to protect their powers. Others believed they were supernatural omens. During the witch hunts in the middle ages, cats were thought to be connected to evil. Since then, it has been considered bad luck if one crosses a person’s path. Cats have also been known to be used as living decorations, only to be discarded or abandoned. There was even a time when they were sacrificed, because Druid priests believed they held evil spirits transformed into animals. Either way, they’ll always be part of Halloween.

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photos by Robert Brown

From left to right, students perform a tap dance routine, Kyle Zimmerman and Joshua Madison put on a sword fight and art professors Dara Engler and Gary Ratcliff show their finished drawing and ceramic pieces respectively

Prism concert showcases VAPA talent by Jamie Arrington

Prism brought a creative close to a week of investiture events Friday night in Brown Auditorium. Visual and Performing Arts created the Prism concert to show the spectrum of talent ULM has to offer. The departments of music, dance, art and theatre each brought something different to the show, ranging from bongo players to ceramics and even a sword fight. VAPA has been preparing for this concert since the beginning of the semester. This is

the third year VAPA has performed Prism. Casee Adams, a sophomore kinesiology major from Baton Rouge, enjoyed the performance saying, “I didn’t really know what to expect, but it was quite lovely. I think VAPA is doing a great job, and they should keep up the good work.” Throughout the show, audience members would turn their attention to different areas of the auditorium as a spotlight highlighted different artists. The concert began

in a corner with a piano player and a sculptor as well as an artist. The spotlight then moved to the balcony where the choir Adams sang, followed by dancers on the stage performing a modern piece. Not only did the students of ULM perform in this non-stop spotlighting performance, but the faculty did

“I didn’t really know what to expect, but it was quite lovely.” Casee Adams,

kinesiology sophomore as well. The show was very active and never had a long pause between spotlights. Audience members laughed

when Pecos Bill sang, and people were in awe as they watched Dr. Vangelisti sing jazz. The Sound of Today wrapped up the performance with a roaring blacklight show. They began with percussion and expanded with the entire band filling the orchestra, aisles and stage. Audience members were very excited by the big finish and gave a standing ovation. contact Jamie Arrington at

Wacom’s ‘Inkling’ puts pen to computer Something new from Wacom is “The Inkling,” a digital sketch pen that captures a digital likeness of one’s work. It’s designed for rough conception and creative brainstorming; Inkling is ideal for the front end of the creative process. Not only can it capture one’s sketch stroke by stroke, but it also allows the creation of layers in digital files while the sketcher is on paper. The digital files are transferred to one’s computer using the Inkling Sketch Manager software. The files can be exported to an application such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Files can also be opened with the included Inkling Sketch Manager software to edit, delete, add layers or change file formats. Sketch your ideas on standard paper or sketchbooks while capturing a digital

likeness of your sketch. Store hundreds of sketches on the receiver before transferring them to your PC or Mac. Files can be saved in: JPG, BMP, TIFF, PNG, SVG and PDF for use with other applications. Inkling is due to be released in midOctober.

Corel brings 3D animation capabilities to casual users Corel has released a new type of product for people who like to dabble with animation. MotionStudio 3D is a product that focuses more on beginners rather than professionals. It allows beginners to create text and titles, play with a variety of animations with relative ease, and has a realistic effects tool that re-creates the appearance and movement of elements like fire, smoke, snow, etc. The interface is intuitive, and it will edit window displays as one works.



October 03, 2011


Killer cantaloupe bacterium causes fatalities by Stormy Knight

A deadly bacterium known as listeria has infected cantaloupes, causing up to 16 fatalities across 18 states. Colorado has seen 15 illnesses and is the origin of the infected cantaloupe crisis, which has been categorized as the deadliest food outbreak in the US in over a decade. Jensen Farms of Holly, Colo. shipped out more than 300 thousand cases of possibly infected cantaloupes to at least 25 states. However, illnesses have been reported in states that were not on the shipping list. This could be due to the produce being bought and resold. There is no final list of where the cantaloupes went. The cantaloupes were shipped beginning July 29 with the last shipments going out on Sept. 10. The shelf life of cantaloupe is about 2 weeks. Cantaloupes labeled “Colorado Grown,” “Distributed by Frontera Produce,” “” and “Sweet Rocky Fords” are all on the recall list. Not all the recalled cantaloupes are labeled with a sticker. Each of the cases contained anywhere from five to 15 melons. The recall involved 1.5 million to 4.5 million fruits. Thomas Frieden, director of the Center of Disease Control (CDC), and Margaret Hamburg, Food

and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner, said that illnesses are expected for weeks to come, because the incubation period for listeria can be a month or even longer. Cantaloupe is often the source of outbreaks, but according to health officials, this is the first known outbreak of listeria in cantaloupe. Frieden said the CDC has identified at least 10 other outbreaks in the last decade. Listeria bacteria is more deadly than salmonella and E. coli. It generally only sickens the elderly, pregnant women and others with compromised immune systems. Symptoms include fever and muscle aches, often with other gastrointestinal symptoms. The median age of those sickened is 78, and one in five who contract the disease can die. Most healthy adults can consume the bacteria with no ill effects. Listeria can grow at room temperatures and even refrigerator temperatures. It can linger long after the source of the contamination is gone. Health officials say people who may have had the contaminated fruit in their kitchens should clean and sanitize any surfaces it may have touched before continuing food preparation. contact Stormy Knight at

• Do not buy the fruit if you don’t know where it came from. • To be on the safe side, do not eat cantaloupe until this issue is resolved. • The CDC advises, “When in doubt, throw it out,” to consumers who have any cantaloupe whose origins they can’t determine. • Shop more often and consume fresh fruits and vegetables within a few days. • Don’t just wash a melon; scrub it under running water to rinse off any dislodged germs and let it dry. • Keep the fridge cold (40 degrees or lower). • Don’t get a false sense of security if you buy organic produce. This just means less pesticides – not necessarily fewer germs. • Consider dropping especially risky foods from your diet. • Safe handling and cooking can generally keep photo by Lane Davis most foods safe.


October 03, 2011


GAMES today in history


1906 The first conference on wireless telegraphy in Berlin adopts SOS as warning signal. 1929 The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes officially changes its name to Yugoslavia. 1955 The children’s television program Captain Kangaroo debuts. 1990 After 40 years of division, East and West Germany are reunited as one nation. did you know?

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• Fishing is the biggest participant sport in the world. • Soccer is the most attended or watched sport in the world. • Boxing became a legal sport in 1901. • More than 100 million people hold hunting licenses. • Jean Genevieve Garnerin was the first female parachutist, jumping from a hot air balloon in 1799.

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54 *Shower convenience 57 Suffix for velvet 58 Batman, for Bruce Wayne 59 Surprise hit, maybe 61 Threw verbal tomatoes 62 Football linemen, or an apt description of the last words of the answers to starred clues 65 Black hues, in poetry 66 Spread in a tub 67 Pierre’s South Dakota? 68 A whole bunch 69 Tiny fraction of a min. 70 One of the Gilmore girls Down 1 Internet failure, punnily 2 ‘80s Republican strategist Lee 3 Court concerned with wills 4 Crash site? 5 E-file org. 6 Apple of one’s eye 7 Not easily amused 8 Most likely to raise eyebrows 9 Vital sign 10 Happens because of 11 Cracker with a hole in the

middle 12 Holiday glitter 15 “What are you gonna do about it?!” 17 “__ la Douce” 21 Mensa stats 24 Grammar class no-no 25 13-year-old Apple 31 TGIF eve? 33 Question of method 35 Ball 37 Laced dress shoes 38 Start from scratch 39 Tide table term 40 1970 John Wayne western 41 Painting the town red 44 Eroded, as profits 45 11-Down flavor 46 Lincoln forte 47 Writer Allende 49 French 101 article 50 Convertible, in slang 52 Balance due, e.g. 55 Hammer parts 56 Churns up 60 Reader of signs 63 “Go figure”



October 03, 2011


Season begins now for football by DeRon Talley

The football team finished nonconference play with one win and three losses. Now they move into Sun Belt play, and the action begins at home on Saturday against Arkansas State University. “This is where you have to get your bread and butter together right here,” senior Jason Edwards said. “We gotta show up.” ULM’s defense impressed critics with stances against Florida State, TCU, Iowa and held Grambling State to seven points to lead the team in a 35-7 win. “If a team doesn’t score, they don’t win,” Edwards said. “When a team scores, it’s our fault. We just have to hold them from scoring.” Last season the team began 2-0 in conference play. Despite the good start, the Warhawks fell short of a winning season, but this year, the team is in a new mindset. “We are focusing on one game at a time,” senior Nate Brown said. “Each week we need to be 1-0.” Brown said, “The only way you

“This is where you have to get your bread and butter together.”

by Zach Brown

Jason Edwards, senior linebacker make it to that big picture is if you take care of each puzzle piece one at a time.” After Saturday, the team goes on the road for its next two games before returning for Homecoming at the end of October. “We have to prove this is our year.” senior Darius Prelow said. “Any team that steps in our way, we are looking to just run over them.” Edwards said he believes the team has the athletes and the depth. “The pieces to the puzzle are there, we just have to put them in the right places,” he said. contact DeRon Talley at

photo by Robert Brown

Senior defensive backs Nate Brown (left) and Darius Prelow (right) watch as the offense runs the field at Malone Stadium.

DID YOU KNOW? ULM’s defense ranks first in the Sun Belt Conference in fewest yards allowed per game with 345, despite three non-conference losses to ranked opponents. The offense ranks first in the conference in third down conversions with a 46.2 percent conversion, and the team is one shy of the opponents’ totals in first downs with 75.

NCAA conference realignment to help the future of college sports, or is it the beginning of the end?

ANTHONY DRUMMER College football purists argue that stronger conferences are stealing teams from weaker conferences and damaging the spirit of football as well as other college sports. However, it is usually the teams in the weaker conferences that just want a fair shot at the BCS and conference revenue. The Boise State Broncos for example, have clearly been one of the best teams in college football over the last decade, yet they have never had a shot at a national championship. Furthermore, they had to practically go undefeated year after year just to get a BCS bowl bid. Rather than continually be snubbed year after year, the Broncos decided to move from the WAC to the Mountain West Con-

ference along with similarly shunned Texas Christian University. The move gives both teams a better chance at the BCS and a national championship that they would never have in their old conferences. Another factor that drives teams to join larger conferences is the money. The income gained is a large part of an institution’s revenues. Some teams want to move in order to get their fair piece of the money pie. Texas A&M, a long time member of the Big 12, became so frustrated with the University of Texas’ power and influence in the conference that they bolted for the SEC. The power of the Longhorns dismantled the entire conference as other conference members threatened to follow suit by also joining the SEC or the Pac 12. A&M’s departure forced the Big 12 to take a long hard look at how it does business and act more favorably to the conference as a whole instead of one team. In the end, college football realignment is just business. Only the strong survive and college sports are no different. contact Anthony Drummer at

Upgrades help softball swing for the fences

JERRY COX The new “Super-Conferences” aren’t right at all. They aren’t geologically correct. What is Colorado doing playing on the West Coast? And if TCU is located in Texas, why are they playing in the Big East? They aren’t even named correctly. The PAC-10 now has 12 teams and so does the Big Ten, but the Big 12 only has 10. The worst part about the sudden “wanting a change of scenery” is that it’s driven by the root of all evil…… money. The money-hungry universities aren’t even taking the time out to think about the fans, the people who actually pay all their hard earned money to the university. They forgot about the most important part, the student-athletes. Take TCU as an example, they now have to travel half

way across the country for every away game that they play because of their new conference. Think about the rivalries that are being lost in the giant jig-saw puzzle of conferences. Texas A&M is now a part of the SEC and will join the conference next fall, but will they continue their rivalry games with Texas and Texas Tech? Doubt it, the SEC is tough enough so they probably won’t continue to schedule those games ,and with that being said, there goes decades of being bitter rivals down the drain. Syracuse is now part of the ACC. When I think of Syracuse, I think of basketball in Madison-Square Garden, cold weather and those infamous Big East tournament games. But how are those games supposed to be played if Syracuse is in Greensboro, NC playing for the ACC championship? The ACC already has its teams and fame in Duke vs. North Carolina. It’s a never-ending cycle, with all the talk of who’s leaving comes the talk of who’s going to replace them. contact Jerry Cox at

It’s only September and the ULM softball team’s chemistry is already coming together in hopes to bring the program to highest level ever. “Every year the bar must be raised a notch,” said Head Coach Rosemary Holloway-Hill. A few weeks ago, the team went on what Holloway-Hill called an “owl retreat.” This retreat consisted of backto-back Fridays where coaches and players worked on becoming a family by learning to trust one another, eliminating any selfishness and getting to know all the new faces on the team. Last season the Warhawks lost five seniors, and two players transferred. Ho l l o w ay - Hi l l recruited three junior college transfers and Holloway-Hill four high school graduates. The team hopes the transfers bring not only experience but also knowledge from being in big edge situations. Transfers Haley McCall, Carly Wanwright and Samantha Hamby all played in the Junior College National Championship tournament last season. McCall, MVP of the tournament, and Wanwright are former LSUE teammates from the team that won the national championship. Hamby was a Second-Team, AllAmerican pitcher from Central Alabama Community College. The players aren’t the only thing new around the softball diamond. A new scoreboard and a pair of dugouts that had not been replaced since 1963 are also added fixtures in the program. Holloway-Hill has two goals set for the team this year: a winning record in conference play (which has never been done) and to be in the top four going in to the Sun Belt Conference softball tournament in the Spring. The motto the team’s using to reach their goals is, “Everyone’s drinking ‘Hawkaid,’” meaning everyone stays on the same page and works toward the same goal. Hopefully that strategy will translate to wins in the spring. contact Zach Brown at

October 03, 2011




X-country runs downhill to the conference meet

Soccer gets butterflies; loses conference games

by Kiki Elmore

photo by Srdjan Marjanovic

Sophomore Brittany Parker (left) and junior Alex Holland (right) prepare to go back on the field at the ULM Soccer Complex.

Youth, ‘nerves’ hurt team; winless in 1st 3 Sun Belt Conference meetings by Kiki Elmore

A few nerves in the first two conference games caused the ULM soccer team to get off to a rough start. Last weekend, the Warhawks (56-1, 0-3 SBC) had two tough losses against Troy and South Alabama. “Though the score didn’t play in our favor, we played really well on the field,” said Head Coach Stacey Lamb. “Our nerves just got to us.” The Warhawks had their second no scoring game when they lost 4-0 to Troy. The Warhawks were behind 1-0 going into the second half, but Troy tallied three goals in an early 11-minute span of the second half. ULM managed nine shots in the match but was unable to net. The Warhawks returned to action two days later, but again they came up short, losing 2-1 in overtime against South Alabama. ULM freshman Taylor Bonetti continues to lead the team as she netted her 13th goal of the season and the


photo by Sharon Sason

Senior Denise Myers competes for the women at the SFA Invitational.

contact Kiki Elmore at

contact Kiki Elmore at

Attention all Warhawks: get your butts in the stands

Soccer has lost 15-straight SBC games dating back to seniorday in October 2009. only point for the team. The one point advantage did not last long as South Alabama scored 20 seconds later on sophomore goalie Hannah Linzay to tie the game and move it into overtime. In overtime, the Warhawks could not execute. South Alabama held them to only two shots. South Alabama was held to five shots but got one in the goal to win the game in overtime. ULM travels to play University of Arkansas at Little Rock on Friday.

Four weeks of hard training remain for the men’s and women’s cross country teams. Both teams have two meets to compete in before traveling to Bowling Green, Ky. for the Oct. 29 Sun Belt Conference Cross Country Championships. Senior Denise Myers leads the women’s team. Myers finished 41st at the conference championships last year. “This new coach has helped all of us get faster and tougher,” Myers said. “The new girls bring a lot of speed too. We definitely have the numbers this year to improve from last year.” Myers referred to four freshmen and a transfer that joined the Warhawks this year. With them are returnees Jasmine Garcia, Ariana Jones and Madeleine Robertson. “With the new coach, our team has become stronger as a unit this year,” said Robertson. “We push each other.” With the improvements from these players throughout the season, the

Warhawks are hoping to place top five in the conference championships. Leading the men’s team are Moses Chelimo, Silah Chumba and Daniel Mutai. The three Kenya natives are looking to lead the Warhawks to one of their best finishes. Last year Chelimo and Mutai lead the Warhawks to 5th place, one of the best finishes the team has had in 15 years. Mutai won his second consecutive race Monday as both men and women competed in the Stephan F. Austin Pre-Conference meet. Mutai said, “I hope to have another successful year.” Running with Chelimo and Mutai is Chumba, who came in this year as a transfer and has helped the Warhawks improve tremendously. Along with the Kenyan natives are returnees Britt Koestler, Devin Caldwell, Alex Wallace and Jacob Heckford. Caldwell said, “We are physically and mentally ready and hoping to make history.”

DeRON TALLEY I charge all of you readers to support ULM athletics and to take pride in this great school. It is our duty to continue the traditions of the “Boolah” chants and to build more Warhawk traditions each year. Students need to come to the home game against Arkansas State on Saturday and fill Malone Stadium to capacity. I want to see every seat at Malone Stadium filled; actually no. I want

to see seats empty, but with fans who are showing Warhawk pride and chanting “boolah boolah” standing in front of it. Come out and help build a legacy, meet new faces and enjoy a game that is fun to watch. As a student and former athlete at ULM, I feel we deserve to see this school swarming with pride and faces as respective teams set out to reach season goals. The school has great sport programs this year, especially starting out. Soccer and volleyball began seasons with winning streaks, setting a strong pace for the others to follow. The football, tennis, golf, crosscountry and water ski teams have all begun competition and are also representing our school well. Each coach and player works hard everyday to represent ULM as a whole.

We need to show them appreciation and really just do what students and fans are supposed to do: support our team. Players and coaches can’t tailgate in the Grove or have a beer or two with friends before the game, but they do get the hung-over feeling the next morning. They do their jobs by showing up on the field and competing hard. We need to do ours by showing up in the stands and cheering our team to victory. Big schools like LSU, USC, Texas and Florida made traditions because of the people who supported the athletics: the fans and students. If we do our jobs, they will continue to do their jobs, and ULM will grow in pride and in success. contact DeRon Talley at



October 03, 2011

Issue 7  

ULM The Hawkeye Volume 85 Issue 7

Issue 7  

ULM The Hawkeye Volume 85 Issue 7