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Monday, 10-8 Mid-term grading for fall classes

Tuesday, 10-9 Mid-term grading for fall classes

Wednesday, 10-10 All-Majors Career Fair: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. second floor of the SUB Final date for filing field study, thesis or dissertation with Graduate Advisory Committee Final day for first eight-week classes Mid-term grading for fall classes ends at 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, 10-11 Miss ULM: 7-9 p.m. Brown Auditorium

Friday, 10-12 Spirit Day: 9-11:30 a.m. Scott Plaza


Career fair brings job opportunities for many The All-Majors Career Fair will take place on Wednesday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., on the second floor of the Student Union Ballroom. This is a great opportunity for students to bring resumes and meet local and regional employers. Business attire is required for this event. No blue jeans, tennis shoes, shorts, or t-shirts will be allowed in the ballroom. Students need to bring valid student IDs in order to sign in. Juniors, seniors and graduates can pre-register on the Career Connections website. All students who preregister will be eligible to win an iPad and the first 50 students who pre-register will receive a free Career Connections t-shirt. Traditional and non-traditional students and alumni are invited to attend.




Mexico orders Unemployment Metro areas HPV vaccine for rate drops to see boost in 5th-grade girls 7.8 percent job growth MEXICO CITY (MCT) — Mexico on Wednesday launched a massive program to vaccinate fifth-grade girls against human papillomavirus, making it one of the few nations in the world with a universal campaign against the sexually transmitted virus. One million schoolgirls ages 11 or 12 received the HPV vaccination last week, Mexican President Felipe Calderon said. Another 200,000 girls who aren’t in school also will be given the vaccine. HPV is the world’s most common sexually transmitted infection and causes cervical cancer.

WASHINGTON (MCT) — An unexpected drop in the unemployment rate Friday to 7.8 percent, a 44-month low, threatened to shake up the race for the White House and put the obscure Bureau of Labor Statistics in the crossfire amid unsubstantiated claims that the employment numbers are being cooked. The Labor Department said employers added 114,000 jobs in September. It was the first time since February 2009 that the jobless rate dropped below 8 percent, a tad lower than the 7.9 percent logged when President Barack Obama took office in January 2009.

BATON ROUGE ( — Not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates improved in every Louisiana metropolitan statistical area and in 63 parishes in August, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, as the private sector added jobs at an annual rate of 2.5 percent, ranking Louisiana 8th nationally in private sector employment. An annual increase in the number of people employed, together with a decrease in unemployed, resulted in the state’s unadjusted unemployment rate decreasing to 7.3 percent in August 2012 from the August 2011 rate of 7.6 percent.

“You feel your strength in the experience of pain,” Jim Morrison, singer/songwriter

Race for Cure sees record crowd More than 4,200 “I admire gather to raise [the survivors] money, awareness a lot. It was good to see everyone for breast cancer by Allison Wiseman

Chelsea Warren knew the rainy weather would make for a wet and miserable race, but she ran it anyway. The cause meant more to her than a little rain, especially since she knew first-hand how important such races were. Warren joined more than 4,300 other runners for the 19th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, a breast cancer awareness foundation, on Saturday, Sept. 29, at Forsythe Park in Monroe. It was among the most ever to compete in the area race and up from last year’s total despite the weather. Warren, a senior nursing major who finished second in her age division, ran for her mother, a breast cancer survivor of 19 years. The 5K that Warren ran began at 8 a.m., followed by a one-mile walk later in the morning. “When I do races, I do it for causes like this,” Warren said. “It was intimidating because I’d never done anything that big before.” But breast cancer is a big problem, so a big race seemed fitting. Though Warren’s mother could not attend the race, 176 survivors registered for this race.

come out and support them.” Chelsea Warren, senior

An estimated $27,500 was raised during this year’s event, according to the Monroe Susan G. Komen affiliate. That doesn’t include registration costs. Much of the funding stays in the area. Seventy-five percent of net proceeds are given in grants to local nonprofit businesses for breast health education, screening and treatment. Last year, the funding helped provide 497 free or low-cost mammograms. Of those, 12 cancer cases were found. The remaining funds go toward national research. Warren said she’d definitely run the race again in the future. She said she likes helping people, and she believes in the cause. “I admire [the survivors] a lot,” Warren said. “It was good to see everyone come out and support them.”

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Top: Runners embark on the 5K Susan G. Comen Race for the Cure on Saturday, Sept. 29, at Forsythe Park. Bottom: Runners stretch before beginning the race. Many came in their best pink outfits to raise awareness for the disease.

photos by Lane Davis



October 8, 2012


Warhawk victories Student resource labs boost apparel sales now housed in library by Steven Smith

It’s funny what one win can do. Since the defeat over Arkansas, ULM students and fans have shown their support like never before. Along with this new wave of support for the football team comes a demand for more and more ULM apparel. After the Arkansas game, the ULM Bookstore ordered t-shirts commemorating the “Shock in Little Rock.” The shirts arrived in the bookstore the following Monday after the game, and the first shipment of 150 t-shirts were sold out before 10 a.m. and another shipment of 200 shirts were sold out by the end of the day. The bookstore sold out of 400 shirts the next day, and another shipment of 600 that Wednesday and has sold over 4,000 “Shock in Little Rock” t-shirts to date. “Typically this time of year we’re getting maybe five online orders per day; usually probably about three or four of those would be textbooks and the rest would be t-shirts,” said Rebecca Boothby, general manager at the ULM bookstore. “We started getting a couple hundred online orders for t-shirts and other merchandise, like license plate covers, alumni shirts, other shirts, baseball caps, coffee mugs; anything that says ULM.” The sales on average at the bookstore are up over 300 percent compared to a year ago, according to Boothby. Kyle Acklin, a freshman kinesiology major, was one of the many ULM students caught up in the t-shirt buying craze after the Arkansas game. Acklin said that he would have probably not bought more ULM apparel had the football team not beaten Arkansas. “The football team is doing well,

Walker Hall fire “Typically this forces relocation time of year we’re of math, writing getting maybe five online orders per tutoring centers day,”

Rebecca Boothby, bookstore general manager and so because the football team is doing well, more people want to wear their ULM stuff and support the school and everyone in the community will know they go to ULM,” said Acklin. The apparel sales are not limited to just Monroe and the surrounding areas. In the past two weeks, the bookstore has shipped appar- Acklin el all over the country, and even to military personnel and alumni living overseas. Boothby attribute the large amounts of apparel sales to the win over Arkansas and the amount of national attention that ULM has received in the weeks after the game. contact Steven Smith at

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by Ashley Lyons

Many people have been affected this year due to the Walker Hall fire, which caused structural damage and the movement of many classes, offices, and centers. Among these relocations were the Write Place and the math resource center (MRC). The Write Place was originally located in room 387 on the third floor of Walker Hall. Since the new semester began, it has been set up in an open area on the first floor of the library. The lab is open to any students who need help with their writing. “Since the movement we have had a much smaller staff. We can only have about two tutors at a time because the budget isn’t what it used to be,” said English professor Meredith Mckinnie. “We get worried about people leaving after waiting so long to see a tutor.” Claudia Grinnell, associate professor of English, said that many people thought the Write Place was gone. Despite that, the Write Place has seen over 100 students so far this year. “I’ve recently made several signs so students would know where to go,” said Grinnell. Mckinnie will be taking over as director of the Write Place this spring in place of Grinnell. Grinnell said she wants to go back to working in the classroom full time and will be teaching honors English this spring. Mckinnie will assume Grinnell’s

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Amanda Johnson helps Lateef Odeyemi with his homework in the math lab.

job of hiring and training tutors and overseeing the lab. “I think it’s a wonderful resource to have. The tutors are all supportive and extremely helpful,” said Kaitlyn Huff, a freshman history major. “I’m glad I found it. I always heard about it moving, because of the Walker Hall fire, but no one ever said to where. I had to ask my English professor.” Huff is also a frequent of the MRC, which she also found out about through a professor. The MRC, also open to all students, moved from room 349 in Walker Hall to the third floor of the library and, just like the Write Place, does not have its own room. “It’s more out of the way,” said Blane Stroud, a senior math major and MRC student worker. “It’s not anywhere near any of my classes, but I think it’s nicer here. I actually think we see more people. They love to come here and it’s my job as a tutor

to make sure they do that math.” Youssef Dib, MRC director, said they were affected in multiple ways. The biggest was the move from Hanna Hall to the library creating a challenge in the communication between faculty and students. The old MRC was a place where advanced students became involved in research and discussions would take place. The new, open, unsecured area put a strain on that aspect. “We also used to accommodate students with special needs. That’s not so easy now,” said Dr. Dib. “But because of the movement the students have become what is most important now. For now, we need to focus mainly on what they need before anything else.” People can learn more about the Write Place at english/writespace/facilities.html. contact Ashley Lyons at

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Celebrity gossip Porkageddon or just busting our chops? parades as news, destroys integrity

ASHLEY LYONS As an aspiring journalist, nothing makes my skin crawl more than knowing that “celebrity journalism” is an actual thing. Journalism is about spreading news and communicating opinions, not spreading gossip and prying into people’s lives. Journalism is about making an impact on the world, not impacting into the personal business of the rich and famous. Yet “celebrity journalism” is a popular form of news whether I like it or not. Looking at top selling magazines in America from several sources, tabloids always seem to be featured. People magazine never missed a top 10 list and sometimes even made rank above Time magazine. Back when I finally decided I wanted to go into journalism, and never missed the chance to tell someone about it, a friend of mine asked me if I wanted to do “celebrity news or other stuff.” It irritated me that her first thought was celebrities and that she grouped every other type of journalism, such as actual news, into “other stuff.” That’s not the first time someone has asked me that either. Celebrity news isn’t news. It’s gossip. We seem to live in a celebrity obsessed society. We are bombarded with stories about what actress has gained weight and which model did cocaine. The shelves at the checkout lines in grocery stores are cluttered with People, US Weekly and the utterly shameless National Enquirer. I like to pretend that nobody actually buys that. Talk shows love to focus on celebrities. There are whole TV networks dedicated to gossiping. The only type of news in relation to celebrities that I would read would be about their careers. I don’t mind reading about who is going to be in the new Les Miserables movie or how Mumford & Sons’ new album is

selling. I don’t, however, care about Kristen Stewart having an affair or Miley Cyrus cutting her hair. The former is more like what I believe “entertainment news” is about. The latter is just gossip. I think this dumbs down American media and gives it a bad name. I don’t understand why some people like to read about something so irrelevant. There are more important things in the world that need attention. There are things a lot more newsworthy, such as researchers measuring the radius of a black hole. Celebrity “news” is a joke compared to that. But this doesn’t just stop with writing or broadcasting. There are also the paparazzi. These are people who get paid to stalk celebrities. They get away with it under the guise of being affiliated with a news outlet. But really all they do is follow some poor person around while taking photos of every step they take, then they go see what gossip outlet will buy the photos from them. I hate knowing these paparazzi people are running around with camera equipment I dream of owning and misusing it so distastefully. Making a living off of literally stalking someone and discussing their personal business is just taking the lazy way out. Celebrity reporters are just people who couldn’t make it as real reporters. It’s stressful on someone who wants to actually do something meaningful, someone who actually wants to put their skills to good use and help people understand things. While those people work hard to make a living, other people are out there making thousands, sometimes millions, off of slander and being nosey. I think people should stop concerning themselves so much with others. Unless that person is actually contributing something to society or is posing as a threat to me, I don’t care what they did last night. It’s not my business. If someone knows more about what’s going on in Hollywood than in their own government then that really says something about their level of intelligence and maturity. contact Ashley Lyons at

GARRETT BOYTE The time be nigh, let the “Aporkalypse” begin. The United Kingdom’s National Pig Association announced the possibility of a bacon shortage in 2013 as the herd size in Europe dwindles. But what’s worse is the problem could become global. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I question the viability of an America where bacon is not readily available for mastication. All the talk of the Mayan calendar and the world ending in 2012 may have a little truth to it if the price of bacon reaches the predicted $5 a pound. And you thought we complained about gas prices. But not to fear, as always I have figured out a plan to solve the crisis. I just hope people listen before it’s too late to do anything. I hate to sound like the heartless libertarian in saying this, but some of you will have to do without. Just judge yourself by the “Swanson Pyramid of Greatness” to determine if you will be in the select group that wins. Okay so my plan is to start a pig farm. Right now pig prices are low and farmers are selling at a loss in some parts of the country, so the investment shouldn’t be much. After that, I’m going to raise the pigs, produce piglets and do my best to refrain from naming them. Come the right time they will be slaughtered and eaten, either with eggs or in sandwich form.

Now you’re probably wondering where you fit into my plan to solve the crisis. You don’t. I will not go without, and if you wish to not go without you should do the same. I’ve avoided most “doomsday preppers” in the past, calling them hippies and gypsies who live their fantasy through their imagination of the end days, when they’d be free to roam about the land with nary a care. However, given the severity of the current situation I feel inadequately ready for the chance that my Bacon Sundae Sunday will just become Sundae Sunday. Maybe it’s not too late to listen. But like I said, the problem is global. The Canadians, of course, consider themselves connoisseurs of bacon. They even had the audacity to name regular ham “Canadian Bacon,” which I guess is something for a country that’s done a whole lot of nothing. Anyway, they should be fine. European countries, not being man enough for the quantity of bacon we consume, shouldn’t be too harshly affected by the coming drought of bacon. So this is it folks. It’s our fight to make. Sure you could eat turkey bacon or tofu bacon or veggie bacon, but you can also register with the Communist Party. I say it’s time we brace for the impact. It shan’t be long before your neighbor, being malnourished by the hippie—beg my pardon—“alternative” bacon choices will be knocking on your door for your bag of pig fat. You’ll need protection, not just from the roving hordes of pork-deprived zombies, but also for your own pork. I recommend looking to food preservation techniques of the past and your local pawn shop. Heed my warning America. Stock up on your pig stock. I’ve even outfitted my bug out bag to fit to the back of my pigs. Ron Swanson would be proud. contact Garrett Boyte at

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October 8, 2012




International Student Association practices unfair voting techniques Many people do not know about ISA, but they know what SGA is. Simply, the SGA stands for Student Government Association, and the ISA is for International Student Association. The SGA is here to help ULM students; ISA is specially designed to help international students. For international students, ISA sets up dates for orientation, creates activities, events and opportunities to associate with other students; so that international student won’t feel disadvantaged. On Sept. 27, 2012, all international students received a message that there was going to be an international students meeting at the Wesley Foundation for sharing experiences and election for ISA offices. The election was simple; however, it was not the way that I thought it should be. The following is a short summary about how we elected ISA officers. In this case, we were voting for vice president. People, who would like to run for vice-president, came to the front and introduce himself or herself, gave reasons why he or she wanted to be, then they left the room and waited for the result. I was one of the candidates for vice president. I heard

something when I was standing outside of the room. Dr. Mara Loeb called a person’s name and counted how many people raised their hands up. The election was quickly done by counting hands and announcing who got majority of votes. One of Nepalese student became vice-president. Not only I was not picked for vice-president, I wished I could say this election was so not fair or right. When I stepped into the Wesley Foundation, I realized half of the students were Nepalese. And it was explained well enough to know why ISA, or any form of international organization, has so many Nepalese officers; additionally, Nepalese students have had great achievements at ULM, however, I have hardly ever seen or heard about other international students’ accomplishment at ULM. Even Dr. Loeb mentioned, “Do not give a vote for a person, because of their nationality.” To be honest, I do not think it worked as well as she expected. It is so predictable that if person has a choice to pick someone among others of different nationalities, he or she would most likely select someone of the same nationality. There could be much reason why

people pick their own race, culture, country. But I do not want to talk about this because we are all smart enough to feel why we make decisions in this kind of situation. The ISA should have done the election differently. ISA is about all international students. Specifically one country should not have more votes than another country has. Why should one part have more influence than other? Where is the equality and fairness? Like America, a state with a large population could have many house representatives; however, for equality and fair justice, regardless of population, a state can have only two senators. Our election should have limited number of votes for each country. In ULM, we have approximately 40 different nationalities, or it could be larger than that. I want to note that I have nothing against the Nepalese, but I hope this letter might bring about some changes. Therefore all international students can have equal opportunities to be engaged in ULM- organization. Sincerely, Gi Jeong Kim (Kale)

Staub urges student support Dear editor, The excitement and energy that our student body created when Baylor visited Malone Stadium was phenomenal. Covered in white Warhawk gear, each of you cheered loudly, often and until the very end.

The dedication and support you showed is deeply appreciated by the players, coaches and administration. Your Warhawks return to action at Malone Stadium this Saturday, October 13. We hope to see you fill the student section again, this time

sporting your maroon and gold, and show Florida Atlantic how tough it is to play at ULM! Thank you again for your continued support of your football team. Bobby Staub, ULM Director of Athletics

Karen Woolie

FINALLY someone is really drawing attention to the CRAZINESS that was parking at ULM!

Seth Hall

I hate to break it to you, but walking 400 meters is not very far.

Richard Lupo

When they were buying the old houses behind the chemistry building years ago, the students called it “buying land in Ark for student parking”

ULMPD says: The ULM Parking Committee met over the summer to address the parking system. The committee is made up of faculty and staff members at the university. They, not the university police, decided that the parking fees and fines should be increased. Other university parking structures were studied before implementing the changes. The university police does not see any of the revenue from parking fines or moving traffic violations. Revenue that is generated from the parking fines goes directly into the university’s general fund. The intent of the increased parking fines is to encourage proper parking and not generate revenue. Revenue generated from moving traffic violations goes to the district attorney’s office and the State. I hope this answers your concerns.

Women should check early and often for signs of breast cancer This month The Hawkeye wants to take the time to remind its readers of the dangers of breast cancer and what they can do to help prevent it. Every year in the United States there are more than a quarter of a million new cases of breast cancer reported. Nearly 40,000 women die from breast cancer each year. According to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, breast cancer strikes more white women than any other group, but black women are more likely to die from the disease. The foundation says early detection is key to a woman’s chance of survival. The website for the foundation offers many tools and resources for women with breast cancer or those who believe they may be at risk. The website says young women make up 5 percent of reported cases. And men account for one in every 100 cases. Doctors recommend all women do a self-examination to check for irregularities. The Surgeon General recommends women over 40 have a mammogram every one to two years. Women should contact their healthcare provider if they notice any swelling or lumps in their breasts. Though self-examinations are key to early detection, nothing can replace the skill and knowledge of your doctor. According to the UNC School of Medicine, “although mammograms are not generally recommended under age 40, about 29 percent of women between 30 and 40 report having one.” You might not be comfortable getting a mammogram any time soon, but just because it’s not recommended does not mean you’re in the clear. Lifestyle also plays a key role in whether or not a woman will develop breast cancer. According to the Komen Foundation women who are overweight are shown to be at a greater risk. Women who lead an active lifestyle tend to show lower risk factors for breast cancer. The foundation said regular exercise can decrease the risk. For women with children, breastfeeding has been shown to offer protection against certain receptors that cause tumors. Other studies put out by the foundation show that women who breastfeed for one year significantly reduce the risk of breast cancer. Knowing your family’s medical history can also help in early detection. Women who come from a family with a high amount of cancer, though not necessarily breast cancer, should check themselves more often due to having a higher risk. Though researchers aren’t exactly sure of all the genes that go into breast cancer development, they are certain that genetics is a factor, and genetic counseling is an option for many women. Women should ask their doctor which type of screening is right for them. Those at a higher risk may want to get screened more often. The Hawkeye dedicated this issue to the victims of breast cancer by putting elements of the pink breast cancer ribbon on each color page To learn more about breast cancer, you can visit the website for the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

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October 8, 2012


University launches Graves, Cane open Kiroli dog park virtual tour website by Garrett Boyte

by Brandon Tate

The University has recently launched a virtual tour of the campus accessible on the home page of university’s website, The virtual tour was launched in early September and aims to make touring the campus and all its amenities more accessible to potential students who live farther away and are unable to visit the campus in person. “As an Alum of ULM, when asked to create a tour for my university I was very eager to get started,” said Frank Sampognaro, who is also currently a College of Business graduate student. “Sampogonaro worked closely with Sam Hall for several months to construct the virtual tour,” said Lauren Brownell, director of marketing and student marketing initiatives. Sampagnaro has also developed a couple of other tours such as the Masur Museum and several others. “The project took most of the summer, but we are very pleased with the finished product,” said Brownell. Along with a stable increase in enrollment and the largest freshmen class, the virtual tour hopes to add even to the increase in enrollment by making it able for the user to virtually walk around the entire campus

and enter into each building to view a tour of various areas and rooms. The virtual tour includes components that range from pictures of residential life to videos of available radiologic technology. In f o r mat i o n and pictures on attractions near campus and around the Monroe area are also accessible on the main menu such as Sampogonaro Peanland Mall, The Shops on Tower and Tinseltown. “The tour was aimed to make a tour available to those students who want to see our campus that live throughout the southeast region in distances where it is not feasible for them to take an in person tour,” said Brownell. “We know once a potential student sees our beautiful campus, more than not they want to attend the University of Louisiana Monroe like we did,” said Brownell. contact Brandon Tate at

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Todd Graves touts “One Love” as his company’s motto. But the founder of Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers loves more than chicken: dogs. Graves and Cane’s sponsored a new dog park in Kiroli Park in West Monroe. The Raising Cane’s Dog Park in Kiroli is the seventh of its kind and will be open all week long from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Graves and Cane II cut the ribbon for the park. “One of the cool things about naming your restaurant after your dog is you get to take her everywhere you go,” Graves said. Courtney Hornsby said the park will attract visitors to the area. “The dog park is really a jewel for the Ouachita Parish area. It’s the only dog park in north Louisiana, which really sets us apart,” said Hornsby, President of the West Monroe-West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce. Though Cane’s proved to be a success, it faced obstacles along the way. Graves set out with his business partner in 1996 to open the first Cane’s but got a hearty “no” from every banker in Baton Rouge. Not willing to give up, Graves became a roughneck working as a boilermaker for quick cash. After that he battled Alaskan waters as a commercial fisherman. “This was the first really encouraging group I met,” said Graves of the

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Todd Graves and Cane II help open the Raising Cane’s Dog Park in Kiroli Park on Thursday.

guys he worked with in the refineries. “They knew my dream, and the interesting thing is they called me ‘the chicken man.’” The “chicken man” finally had the cash to finance his business. He only had to borrow $5,000 from the bank. Then in 1996 Cane’s was born. Cane’s almost became Sockeye’s Chicken Fingers, after the name of the salmon he fished for in Alaska. But a friend of Graves said that was a

stupid name, and he suggested naming it after Graves’ dog. Graves keeps his memories of the first Cane’s alive. He doesn’t forget what it was like when he worked every position at Cane’s 1. “We think he had a wonderful story that provides a lot of inspiration to small business owners in this area who are struggling,” Hornsby said. contact Garrett Boyte at

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October 8, 2012




Hanging on every word College Dems, GOP, political fraternity join for debate


WINNERS: Mitt Romney The Republican nominee won the debate. All night, he attacked the president, thundering away at what he called failed policies. He seemed confident, relaxed and better prepared than Obama. His campaign needed a big night from Romney because of slumping poll numbers.

by Cole Avery

Students of all political walks of life merged together Wednesday evening in the Stubbs auditorium to watch President Barack Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney square-off in the election’s first debate. The College Democrats, College Republicans and Pi Sigma Alpha, the political science honor fraternity, organized the viewing session. “In a perfect world in an ideal setting, it would be neat if varying political ideologies watched it and had an intelligent discussion on politics. The debate is a good reason to do that,” said political science professor Joshua Stockley. Stockley, along with fellow professor John Sutherlin, helped bring the three groups together for the debate. Stockley said the debate fit in well with their research methods class, which normally takes place before the debate’s start time. Once the debate began, students spent the next hour and a half fixated on the two political juggernauts make their case for the presidency. They calmly absorbed points made by the competing candidates with no outbursts or arguments. The only time the crowd ever seemed to react was when ABC News flashed humorous tweets from others watching from around the country. Many of them relating to Romney’s threat of cancelling PBS funding, and with it the beloved “Sesame Street” character Big Bird. Romney spent the night thundering away at what he called failed

Fox News For once, all the cable news pundits, from CNN to MSNBC, seemed to agree with Fox News: Romney handily won the election. Even staunch supporters of President Obama, such as Chris Matthews and Rachel Maddow, had trouble defending the president’s poor performace. photo by An Huynh

Members of the College Democrats, College Republicans and Pi Sigma Alpha filled the Stubbs auditorium Wednesday to watch the presidential debate.`

policies of the Obama administration. Obama at times struggled to communicate his message. The general consensus from most political pundits across the cable news stations seemed to be Romney won. A CNN/ORC poll indicated that 67 percent of respondents agreed Romney won. But students weren’t so convinced. Natalian Carter, a senior political science major and Obama supporter, said Obama kept his cool under Romney’s attacks and touched on things important to her. “I think he touched on some points I need to know, especially concerning me being a college student,” said Carter, going on to specifically mention student loan interest rates and improving education. However, Romney supporter Jonathan Cobb, a junior political science major, said despite a rough start, Romney settled down and handily won the debate. He said Romney

needs to keep up the intensity going forward. “As far as the arguments go, I hope Romney continues to do what he did tonight. I think he’ll appeal to the independent voter,” said Cobb. At least one undecided voter in the crowd, Aaron Word, a senior political science major, said the debate made him more “excited” about Romney after seeing his performance. “I don’t know a lot about Romney, and I’m still somewhat undecided on Obama. Getting the facts and hearing them out face-to-face on the screen is good,” Word said. Going forward, Word said he is looking forward to seeing how the remaining debates shake out before making his final decision. Two more presidential debates and one vice presidential debate remain before voters head to the polls in November. contact Cole Avery at

LOSERS: President Obama Maybe he thought the election was all sewn up. Maybe he didn’t feel Romney was worthy to share the stage with him. Or maybe he just wasn’t prepared. In any case, Obama gave a very weak debate performance. He spent the night on his heels giving long, rambling responses to Romney’s attacks.

Jim Lehrer Debate moderator Jim Lehrer lost control of the debate early on. The candidates often ignored Lehrer and often spoke over him. His failure to manage the debate caused an entire segment of questions to be tossed because of time. Obama ended up speaking four minutes longer than Romney.

Big Bird While arguing for spending cuts, Mitt Romney said he’d cut PBS funding even though he “liked Big Bird.” The comment caused a flurry of tweets from people worried that the beloved “Sesame Street” character may lose his job. Tweeting about Big Bird continued for most of the night.



October 8, 2012


Hometown recruitin’ University:

Fall enrollment numbers stable 8,560 by Sydney Bonner

photo byEmi McIntyre

Left to Right: Therese Barron, Bryson Belair, Lauren Walker, Gabrialle Gonzalez, Jameson Johns, Trista LeBeouf, Hannah Holbrook, Brittany Guillory and Rino Nicholas pass out fans and ULM information to prospective students at the Neville football game.

Recruiters return to their high schools to encourage friends to come to ULM by Lea Anna Cardwell

Hometown Hawks recruiter Sarah Cucullu has her presentation down. She tells high school students all about the great things ULM has to offer. Then, she adds, “Also, there are palm trees and the weather is usually above 60 degrees.” “Bam, sold!” Cucullu said. That’s the one that really gets the Alaskan students. Cucullu, born and raised in Wasilla, Alaska, has loved every minute of her two years here at ULM. Now, she participates in the Hometown Hawks program to share her experience with high school students back in Alaska. Fifty other members travel back to their hometowns in New Jersey, Texas and Arkansas, among others, and cover the six recruiting zones of Louisiana. These volunteer students return to their high schools to meet with guidance counselors, give presentations and sit at their old cafeteria lunch tables to talk to graduating seniors. Hometown Hawks adviser Therese Barron said that these recruiters are very effective because they are able to talk to students on a peer level. “I definitely noticed a difference in my recruiting visits when I brought students back and their peers recognized them,” Barron said. This year, the Hometown Hawks have started a new tradition of setting up tailgating tents at local high

school football games where they hand out Warhawk fans. Members also participate in Bayou Jamb and Browse on the Bayou, two events held on ULM’s campus for high school students, McCrary and over winter break they return home to recruit. “These recruiters not only represent ULM to their hometown high schools but also the teachers, counselors and community,” Barron said. “This is a great way to get ULM’s name out there.” Cucullu said she is especially excited to use ULM’s virtual tour as a new recruiting tool this winter to get Alaskan students to consider becoming Warhawks. “Our university offers so many opportunities for out of state students,” Cucullu said. “Not enough people realize how awesome it is. I want to dazzle these guys.” Barron is looking for more students who are as enthusiastic as Cucullu to join the Hometown Hawks. Although the program has been around for years, Barron said it fizzled out in 2010, and it was only reestablished last fall. However, Barron said that she is very pleased with the way people have responded to the program over the past year.

“These recruiters not only represent their hometown high schools, but also the teachers, counselors and community,” Therese Barron, Hometown Hawks adviser Office of Recruitment and Admissions faculty member Kelsea McCrary stressed that these recruiters truly do make a difference. “As a local student from Prairie View Academy in Bastrop, I would’ve loved to see alumni from my high school standing at the entrance to our football field talking about the experiences they were having in college,” McCrary said. “An education at ULM is like none other, and there’s no better way to communicate that than with Hometown Hawks heading back to their high schools to see old friends.” contact Lea Anna Cardwell at

students interested in joining Hometown Hawks can contact Therese Barron at

Enrollment for this semester is stable due to the record setting amount of freshmen enrolled in the university. U.S. News & World Report observed ULM as one of the best regional universities in the South. ULM is now ranked a Tier One institution and is within the top 100 institutions among its peers. “I believe the institution is pleased with these results considering it increases the standards set for the university,” said Jennifer Malone, director of recruitment and admissions. “Even with the higher standards, the freshman class is larger and academically stronger this year.” Fall 2012 enrollment is approximately 8,560, which shows a decrease of 66 students compared to the fall of 2011. This change represents fewer part-time students as both full-time graduate and undergraduate students continue to increase. The incoming freshmen not only increased in number, but academically as well. The number of freshmen has increased 10 percent com- Malone pared to last year and also has the highest academic credentials in the history of the institution. The average grade point average of this class is 3.38 and an ACT score of 22.3, whereas in fall 2011 the ACT average score was 21.8. “In addition to exceeding many of the statewide performance goals defined by the Louisiana Grad Act, we are strategically recruiting high-ability students from within the region, state and abroad. As more and more students discover ULM, we will continue to attract stronger, more academically prepared students,” said President Nick Bruno. ULM’s graduation rate has increased approximately 5 percent during the past two years, and in May 2012, ULM awarded 891 degrees— the institution’s largest graduating class. In addition, 2012 marks the institution’s largest percentage of ULM freshmen to ever receive TOPS.

the number of students enrolled this semester

22.3 the average ACT score of incoming freshmen this fall

These results show ULM’s strategy to increase graduation and prevent students from being held back. This will also aid students in graduating in a shorter amount of time. “It’s an amazing achievement, especially with the present condition of Louisiana education. The majority of the credit should go to our Recruitment & Admissions Office,” said Jameson Johns, a senior pre-pharmacy major. “Without that office and the amazing people working in it, ULM would simply not be ULM.” Students must meet requirements for the Louisiana Core 4 program. The program has increased requirements, which will set a higher standard for current and future students enrolled. Transfer students are now required to have completed 18 college hours instead of 12. “I think it makes ULM look better because I do not think ULM has always gotten the type of recognition it deserves,” said Chelsea Triche, a sophomore toxicology major. “Now with the higher ACT scores and GPA, I feel like ULM is finally getting its name out there.” Malone explains that even with the Louisiana Core 4 requirements changed, students are a reflection of their high school institutions. Bruno believes that by accomplishing these goals, the institution is reaching students from more diverse locations and ones that are more academically prepared. contact Sydney Bonner at

October 8, 2012




1st Amendment expert explains rights to students by Garrett Boyte

Students filled the seventh floor of the library to hear Ken Paulson shatter what they thought they knew about the First Amendment. Paulson asked the crowd to name the five freedoms listed in the First Amendment. The crowd fumbled with the question with only a few people correctly naming all five. “Only one in 25 can say what the First Amendment says,” Paulson said. “We all know the pledge of allegiance, but nobody knows the five freedoms of the First Amendment.” Bryson Belaire knew a lot of the answers to Paulson’s questions, but he still said there’s room for improvement. “I didn’t realize how little I knew about our rights and the constitution,” said Belaire. Even though he said he had a great history teacher in high school, the freshman pre-pharmacy major struggled with some of the questions. Paulson has a history in journalism, since he served as the editor of USA Today and other papers. He is also

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Ken Paulson describes how CDs are protected speech under the First Amendment.

an attorney and president of the First Amendment Center. Paulson showed examples of textbooks and government websites, which neglected certain freedoms

of the First Amendment, including freedom of the press. The Department of Homeland Security originally left out freedom of press on their website. After Paulson

ran a story on that in USA Today, DHS changed the site the next day. Paulson touched on the film that sparked the Middle East protests. “If you say something stupid, others are allowed to criticize you,” Paulson said. “Some clown made a goofy video in California. Let’s make fun of him. That’s the American way.” The Department of Communication hosted the program along with an essay contest for local high school students. Assistant Professor of Communication Peggy Bowers helped to coordinate the event and the contest. “I wanted to challenge young people and give them the opportunity to hear Mr. Paulson,” Bowers said. “And I wanted to let students in this area see that ULM has a lot going for it.” The contest was open to students in Ouachita and Lincoln Parishes and was judged on creativity, persuasiveness and the student’s grasp of the constitution.

5 First Amendment Freedoms Speech People have the right to speak freely without government infringement. Press The press has the right to publish news, information and opinions without government interference. Religion Government can’t respect or prohibit religion. Petition People have the right to appeal to government in favor of or against policies that affect them or that they feel strongly about. Assembly People have the right to peacefully gather in public to march, protest and demonstrate.

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Concert choir provides recruitment opportunities by Lea Anna Cardwell

Deborah Chandler, director of choral activities, has been teaching at ULM for nine years, and every year she has conducted the ULM Concert Choir recruiting tour in the spring. Over the last eight years, the trip has been so successful that President Bruno has now suggested that the choir tour in the fall rather than the spring since most high school seniors have not decided on a school at that time. The concert choir left Monday, Oct. 3 and toured for three days to perform a total of nine concerts and reaching anywhere from 800-2,000 students in schools in Texas and Louisiana. After a successful trip in spring 2012, Chandler is hopeful that the group will return to Monroe with a list of 300-400 students who have an interest in learning more about ULM. Allison Friloux, a senior vocal music education major and member of the concert choir, said she is excited for the trip because she remembers when the ULM Concert Choir came to her high school. “Personally, I would not be at ULM if it was not for the concert choir. I

saw the choir on a tour during my junior year of high school, and seeing the sheer talent and then coming to visit on VAPA day is what sold me on this school,” said Friloux. According to Chandler, the concert choir performs at high schools, community colleges and churches, and recruits students not only for the arts, but for other university interests as well. “We just jump up and down and show everyone what a great school ULM is,” Chandler said. “We believe in the product that ULM offers, and we want to sell that product.” While Chandler said that it has been difficult to turn everything around in five weeks notice, she said that the choir is very excited to have this opportunity, and they are thrilled that Dr. Brumfield and SGA President Calvin Stafford came up with funding for the tour. Friloux said the unexpected change in tour date has been difficult to prepare for, but it has brought the group together as well. “It has really forced us to grow and push ourselves as musicians,” Friloux said. “This has also created a stronger bond between this particular group.” In addition to the 53 singers, seven

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Katlyn Wilson and her chior mates practice for their recruitment tour. The choir tours the state performing to attract prospective students to the university.

members of the Music department faculty will also travel and perform with the choir. According to Chandler, each performance is about 40 minutes long, and afterwards the choral members stay to talk to potential students.

“It’s really amazing to watch when I say to my students, ‘Ok now go out and recruit,’” Chandler said. “They head out there so enthusiastically and just smother the kids with information about how great ULM is.” The concert choir will host a home

concert on Nov. 5, at First Methodist Church on Loop Road at 7:30 p.m. The concert will feature the 130 voice West Monroe High School Rebel Choir, and admission will be free. contact Lea Anna Cardwell at



October 8, 2012


Healthy living: Local options to stay fit by Catherine Morrison

Fiesta Nutrition: 1211 North 18th St. Monroe, LA 71201 Fiesta Nutrition provides organic food and supplements. The store also provides organic chips, crackers and granola.

Daily Harvest Deli and Bakery: 1105 Forsythe Ave. Monroe, LA 71201 Daily Harvest offers foods with no preservatives and no white refined sugar. The sugar used is called Sucamat and is approved for people with diabetes. Everything at Daily Harvest is made with 100% whole wheat milled inhouse daily.

CrossFit 318: 4191 Sterlington Rd. Monroe, LA 71203 CrossFit is a strength and conditioning program. They use weight-lifting, gymnastics, pulling, rowing, biking and many other activities to achieve fitness goals. For more information about CrossFit 318 call (318) 387-8770 or go to

Health and fitness is a hot topic among the college population. Celebrities and media, such as Pinterest, may have helped make being fit cool again, but taking the actual initiative to get up and work out or eat healthy often proves to be more difficult and expensive than students initially expect. Knowing where and how to properly get started on leading a healthy life- and on a college student’s budget- can be frustrating, but there are a lot of things right here in Monroe that students can take advantage of to help put them on the right path without spending all their laundry change. The ULM campus offers convenient, healthy choices like the Activity Center, Subway, and canoeing on the bayou. While these are convenient, they can become routine. There are multiple community parks that serve as an alternative change in scenery instead of always staying on campus to get your workout in. Whether you want to get your cardio up or you are in need of a little quarter-life crisis thinking time, you can choose from a variety of parks to soak up some Vitamin D. Take a stroll on the scenic, stone walking trail at Restoration Park, grab some tennis gear and head to the courts at Forsythe Park, or give historical Kiroli Park a try. Getting enough vitamin D per day can potentially help lower your risk of multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes, metabolic syndrome and heart disease, according to For students looking for a more intense workout, Monroe offers programs such as High Octane Boot Camp and CrossFit 318.

1: Supplements


to prevent

Vitamin C – Drinking orange juice or taking Vitamin C supplements may make you less likely to get a cold. It can also reduce cold symptoms by about a day. Garlic – Not only can garlic be used to add flavor to your meals, but it can also be taken to help prevent c o l d s. You can eat it raw or take a garlic supplement.

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photo by Lane Davis

Above: Runners exercise near Forsythe park Top right: Organic apples are sold at Fiesta Nutrition. Bottom right: Daily Harvest offers the smothered lemon pepper sandwich and the shrimp and crap bisque soup.

Health goes beyond working out. There are multiple local businesses that offer health foods and make it easier for students who aren’t so confident in their nutritional choices. Fiesta Nutrition Center is one option for students trying to jumpstart a healthy lifestyle. “You name your problem and I can assure you we are all trained to help you in every way possible,” said Kayla Smith, Fiesta Nutrition sales associate and ULM student. Students can find products there to

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improve fitness and also to potentially help raise their grades. “We also have supplements to help with a healthy study habit with products such as ginkgo and DHA which help with memory, brain recall and focus,” Smith said. If baked goods are what tempt you, Daily Harvest Bakery and Deli is another healthy option. Daily Harvest even accepts Warhawk Express. “Being unhealthy is so easy to do.

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5: Cleanliness

2: Rest Adults need 7 to 8 hours of sleep a night to feel rested. Staying warm and getting a good night’s rest helps your body by giving it energy to fight off germs.

3: Exercise Moderate exercise of 20 to 30 minutes a few days a week can help strengthen the immune system to fight germs according to webMD. com.

We sometimes look for the easy way out,” said Kanada DeBurr, a junior Mass Communication major. “It’s really not that difficult to live healthy. We’re just lazy and prefer to do other things,” DeBurr said. There are many options to help lead a healthy lifestyle right here in Monroe. You just have to take initiative and think a little outside of the box.

4: Hydration

Staying hydrated and drinking hot liquids can also help fight colds. Herbal teas are not only soothing, but they’re also filled with disease-fighting antioxidants.

Washing your hands with soap and warm water and covering your sneezes and coughs with your arm is an easy way to rid yourself of germs. Rubbing your hands together with soap for at least 20 seconds should rid your hands of most of the germs. Always keep alcohol based hand sanitizer with you, and use it continuously.


October 8, 2012



Irish get jiggy with it Kiroli Park hosts music, vendors at Celtic Fest by Steven Smith

Fans of live music and Irish culture came together in Kiroli Park Saturday for the 8th annual Northeast Louisiana Celtic Festival. Festival-goers were treated to varieties of live music ranging from traditional to modern Irish music, Delta blues and country. Even the ULM Sound of Today marching band made a special appearance at the festival. As always, the main attraction of the Celtic Festival was the live music. “I really love the performing side of it, but I also like to see the dancers and the traditional Irish clog dancing and river dancing. I really like the Irish Rock type stuff, and I also really like the traditional instruments like the bagpipes,” said Amber Moore, a music education senior. The festival began with some traditional Irish music on the main stage. Some of the performers included The Red River Pipes, The Three Tenners and Legacy, a traditional Irish band from Jackson, Miss. After Legacy performed a variety of traditional Celtic songs, the NELA

All-Star Blues Band, featuring Danny Lee and Dave and New Orleans Jazz Fest regulars Po’ Henry and Tookie, took the stage and treated the crowd with some old fashioned Delta Blues. Following the blues jam, the crowd sang along with Kenny Bill Stinson, Dennis Goodwin and The Lonely Peppers. The Lonely Peppers is a John Lennon/Beatles tribute band. The band covered many popular tunes such as “She Loves You,” “Back in the USSR” and “Imagine.” After the set by Lonely Peppers, The Mickey Finns, an Irish band from New York City, took the stage. The Mickey Finns, who were just voted “Best Irish Band” by the Irish Echo, the largest Irish-American newspaper in the country, played a number of their own songs, inspired by traditional Irish ballads. Late in the afternoon, Legacy took the stage again, joined by Jim Flanagan and other special guest musicians. To end the festival, Needfire, an Irish rock band from Dallas, played mixing modern rock music with traditional Celtic instruments. Along with the live music, the Celtic Festival had many Celtic vendors from around the country. Festival goers could purchase Celtic crafts and wares such as jewelry, tapestries,

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The John Lennon/Beatles tribute band The Lonely Peppers performed Saturday at Celtic Fest held in Kiroli Park.

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October 8, 2012


‘Dredd’ exceeds expectations New Miss ULM to be crowned Thursday night

STEVEN SMITH In the future, there are no police officers; only judges. These law enforcers act as judge, jury and executioner, performing verdicts for crimes on the spot, most of which result in death. Of all the judges, none are more feared and more respected than Judge Dredd. Dredd 3D, directed by Pete Travis, stars Karl Urban as the no-nonsense Judge Dredd. Olivia Thirlby stars as Judge Anderson, a mutant rookie judge with psychic abilities, and Lena Headey is the ruthless drug lord and main antagonist Ma-Ma. Dredd and his new rookie counterpart, Anderson, are sent to investigate a triple murder in the 200 story tall, Peach Trees slum-like apartment complex. After carrying out what seems to be a routine drug bust, the judges find themselves trapped in the Peach Trees. They are constantly being chased by Ma-Ma’s goons. Dredd and Anderson spend the rest of the movie evading and shooting the pursuing gang members. One of the main plot points in the movie involves a new drug called “Slow-Mo,” which makes it seem that time has slowed down immense-

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ly. The effect of “Slow-Mo” is shown throughout the movie in amazing special effect sequences. Some of the most eye popping effects occur during the drug bust at the beginning of the movie, where flying bullets and explosions are shown through the drug users’ perceptions. Dredd also packs a large punch in the action department. Throughout the film, the judges wield a special side arm with the ability to change the type of ammunition used by voice command.The side arm ammunition rangesfrom stun darts to incendiary rounds and even explosive munitions, which all provide for a wide range of bad guy dispersal. Along with the massive bul-

letstorm, Dredd shows off his hand-to-hand skills, dispersing gangsters as easily with his fists as with a 9 mm. While Judge Dredd, starring Sylvester Stallone, debuted a mere 17 years ago in 1995, Dredd 3D is not a remake and attempts to distance itself from the earlier incarnation. In the 1995 version, Dredd is given a back story and more of his human side is shown. However, in Dredd 3D, all you see of the man behind the mask is Urban’s ever-present scowl. At first I was disappointed by the fact that more of Dredd’s background was not explored in the film, but the more I think about it, the Dredd in this movie makes perfect sense. Dredd’s blind devotion to the law is clearly shown by the fact that he has no emotions for anything but dispensing justice, but where Dred lacks in emotion, Anderson definitely picks up the slack. While Dredd is an emotionless killing machine, Anderson acts more out of conscience and provides mercy. In the end, the contrasts between Dredd and Anderson, impressive action scenes and massive amounts of testosterone-fueled violence, fall together to create a great movie experience. Although Dredd does have its share of cheesy one-liners and plot gaps, they don’t take away from the overall experience. I give Dredd 3D a 4 out of 5. contact Steven Smith at

Miss ULM Pageant When?

Where? How much?

7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11

Tickets are Brown FREE and Auditorium available at La Capitol.

by Cheyenne Wilson

Hear ye, hear ye! Calling all students of ULM to attend the royal crowning of the next Miss ULM. That’s right ladies and gentlemen, it is time for the 2012 Miss ULM Pageant. The Miss ULM Pageant will be at 7 p.m. Thursday in Brown auditorium. Tickets are free and available at La Capitol. To receive a ticket, students should go by LaCapitol and show his or her student ID. The Miss ULM Pageant gives ladies an opportunity to showcase their beauty and brains. The night’s events consist of on-stage questions, a swimsuit portion and a talent competition. Once the new Miss ULM is crowned, she will then go on to participate in the Miss Louisiana competition. ULM has a long history of contestants doing very well in the Miss Louisiana pageant. The Miss ULM pageant celebrates women’s beauty as well as intelligence, awarding scholarships towards their education.

This year’s pageant celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Miss ULM Pageant. Marking this grand occasion, more girls have participated than ever before. “Nineteen contestants is the most we’ve ever had. It just keeps growing and growing,” said Amanda May, interim director of student life and leadership, about the participation in this year’s pageant. Turn-out for the pageant is always successful. “I’m very excited to attend the Miss ULM Pageant again. It was really nice last year, so I’m Shelfo ready to see what this year has in store,” said Kalen Shelfo, a sophomore pre-pharmacy major. For more information about the Miss ULM pageant, contact 318-342-5292. contact Cheyenne Wilson at

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47 Rhinitis doc 48 Dads 49 Infomercial kitchen brand 50 Starting a project ... and what the letters between each pair of circles are doing? 55 Bizarre 56 Audience member 57 Does some yard work 58 Solomonic 59 Hosp. areas


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October 8, 2012




Young hawk proving he deserves safety spot Consistency from Lane week in, week out by Adam Hunsucker

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Mitch Lane comes off the field during ULM’s home opener against Baylor after forcing a defensive stop.

On the road. An SEC opponent. National television. A hostile crowd of over 50,000 hog-calling lunatics. For Arkansas native Mitch Lane, it was the perfect homecoming. Making his first career start, the redshirt freshman experienced some nerve-racking moments during ULM’s upset of the Razorbacks. Lane’s play on the field; however, told a completely different story. “The only thing that was going through my head was to keep playing for my team,” Lane said. He certainly did that, tying for the team lead with 5.5 tackles and breaking up two key passes that kept the Hogs out of the end zone in overtime. Lane, who grew up in Pine Bluff, rel-

ished the opportunity to face the team he grew up cheering for. “That’s about the only team we’ve got in Arkansas,” Lane said. “It was a great experience to play my first college game in front of a lot of friends and family.” Lane may be the youngest starter on the Warhawk defense, but that hasn’t stopped him from being one of the unit’s most consistent performers. He is the team’s second leading tackler, leader in pass breakups and second leading interceptor. Lane won the job at “hawk” safety--a position head coach Todd Berry calls “critical” to ULM’s 3-35 scheme--during preseason camp. Berry’s philosophy is to get his best players on the field regardless of age, and he’s excited about having a young gun step in and excel at a crucial spot. “Mitch has come in and picked up things extremely well. He gets bet-

ter every game,” Berry said. “The game comes easy to him, he works extremely hard and he’s a physical talent.” Coming out of high school, Lane chose ULM over in-state programs Arkansas State and Central Arkansas. He arrived on campus in the fall of 2011, redshirting during his true freshman season. Lane was able to use the year to his advantage, getting stronger and playing on the scout team defense before turning heads in spring practice. Despite a solid start to the season, Lane remains focused on the team’s performance and not his individual play. He expects the Warhawks to build on their 2-2 start and carry that momentum through the rest of the season. “It’s a sign of great things to come,” Lane said. “We’ve got a bright future.” contact Adam Hunsucker at

ULM-Baylor game sets Warhawks down MTSU 31-17 conference record with largest TV audience by Adam Hunsucker

by Adam Hunsucker

ULM’s home opener against Baylor was a high-scoring affair in more ways than one. The game, which was broadcast live on ESPN, broke the Sun Belt record for television ratings, becoming the highest rated game in conference history. Over 12.7 million people tuned in to watch the Warhawks take on the Bears, good for a rating of 1.8. “It’s indicative of what happens when you have an attractive matchup,” Athletic Director Bobby Staub said. “Baylor had the second longest winning streak coming into the game and we had beaten [Arkansas] the #8 team in the country.” The previous Sun Belt record was set last year in FIU’s game at Louisville, which drew a 1.4 rating. A crowd of 31,175 fans packed Malone Stadium for the white-out game against Baylor, establishing a new school attendance record. “As long as we can continue to play like we have this season, our fan support will continue to grow,” Staub said. Tickets for ULM’s next home game against Florida Atlantic are still avail-

able and can be purchased at the ULM ticket office. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. Browning Named To Maxwell Award List ULM Quarterback Kolton Browning has been added to the Maxwell Award watch list. Created in 1937, The Maxwell Award is presented to the most outstanding player in college football. Originally comprised of 65 players, the Maxwell Football Club expanded its watch list to include standouts from the 2012 season. Browning currently ranks 11th in the nation in total offense, with 1,174 yards passing and 251 yards rushing. The junior has also accounted for 14 touchdowns with 11 through the air and three on the ground. Semifinalists for the Maxwell Award will be announced on Oct. 29, and finalists will be announced on Nov. 19. The award will be presented on December 6th at the Home Depot College Football Awards Show. contact Adam Hunsucker at

It wasn’t perfect, but the Warhawks will take it. ULM used a strong first half to secure a 31-17 win over Middle Tennessee State on Saturday in its Sun Belt Conference opener. The Warhawks (3-2) jumped out to a 17-3 lead before MTSU regrouped in the second half. The Blue Raiders (3-2) hung around in the fourth quarter, but a chance to pull within a touchdown ended when MTSU quarterback Logan Kilgore was intercepted in the end zone by Isaiah Newsome. ULM took over on Offense—and despite being grounded for most of the second half—put together a 16 play, 70-yard drive that took the final 8:25 off the clock and salted the game away. The Warhawks came into the game as the least penalized team in the Sun Belt, but were uncharacteristically sloppy against MTSU. ULM was flagged eight times for 80 yards, including two face mask penalties--one of which lead to a MTSU touchdown. Offensively, ULM put up 500 total yards for the third time in five games this season. Kolton Browning threw for 285 yards on 26 completions, making him ULM’s fourth all-time leading passer. Jyruss Edwards and Centarius Donald contributed on the ground with a combined 158 yards

photo courtesy of Bradley Lambert, MTSU Sports Information

A Warhawk and a Blue Raider collide while battling for possession. ULM won the Sun Belt game 31-17 in Murfreesburo, Tenn. on Saturday.

and three touchdowns. It was also an historic day for Edwards, who moved to fourth place all-time at ULM in rushing touchdowns. The defense was stout for the second week in a row, holding MTSU to under 100 yards rushing and forcing three turnovers. Safety Cordero Smith led the team with six tackles. Unfortunately, the game was not as kind on the injury front. Nose tackle Kentarius Caldwell left the game in the second quarter with a lower leg injury and is like-

ly out for the season. Caldwell joins Cameron Blakes as the second defensive starter lost for the rest of the year. “Berry Ball” also made an appearance, as ULM converted twice on fourth down, including a fake punt pass from Justin Manton to Keavon Milton inside the ULM 35. Manton also got off the schneid by making his first field goal of the year—a 32 yard kick. contact Adam Hunsucker at



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USA collapses mentally at Ryder Cup

LEA ANNA CARDWELL Any golfer will tell you that the game is, at the very least, 75 percent mental. Any golfer will tell you that pressure can change the game in the blink of an eye. And so was the story of the 2012 Ryder Cup.

You would think in a sport that requires as much mental toughness as golf, experience would be a monumental factor. But on Sunday, we watched as the American veterans crumbled under the weight of the European comeback. Why? The Americans came to prove. The Europeans came to play. You would think that players like Steve Stricker, Tiger Woods and Jim Furyk would be the ones leading the U.S. team to victory with both their experience as players and their experience as Ryder Cup veterans. But on Sunday, they had too much to prove. Tiger, of course, wanted to prove to the world that he can still play on the same level after the biggest social

and mental collapse in the history of the game. Furyk wanted to prove that at 42 he can still actually finish off a round. Both failed. Tiger’s disappointing play no longer comes as a shock, or even a letdown. And Furyk has now stooped to the same level. On the other hand, 23 year-old Rory McIlroy rolled out of bed, was escorted to the course in a cop car, arrived at the course ten minutes before his tee time, and won his match 2 & 1. The Europeans played with heart and hope and overlooked the details. The Americans played with egos and let the pressure get the best of them.

I n the game of golf, you have to practice. You have to work hard. You have to spend hours upon hours in the beating down sun hitting thousands of balls. But when you step on the course, the thing that matters most is the six inches between your ears. I can promise you that Tiger Woods has hit more balls in his lifetime than Rory McIlroy. But the American Ryder Cup veterans could use a lesson from the Europeans on how to play the game any day.

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photo courtesy of Nelson Chennault

Freshman Karlea Fehr scores the only goal after stealing a pass from UALR goalkeeper Shantel Wittke in Little Rock.

Conference drought over; win in the books by Zack Brown

The ULM Warhawks went on the road last Friday to face Arkansas State and fell 3-0. “We just didn’t come ready to play,” said first year head coach Robert Mazza. But fortunately, the girls were able to redeem themselves Sunday as they defeated the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. This win was the first in over two seasons, which included 25 straight conference losses. “After that final whistle blew everyone was emotional,” said Mazza.

“Tears rolled down faces as the gratifying feeling set in that the hard work had finally paid off.” ULM freshman Karlea Fehr scored the game’s only goal in the 57th minute. Fehr was able to steal a pass from UALR’s goalie and blast it in the back of the net. “Karlea played very well along with other freshmen Mariah Mitchell and Antonia Land,” Mazza said. ULM senior goalie Alex Holland earned her second shutout of the season and finished with six-saves. “Alex was emtremely tough for

us all game,” said Mazza. “This win took a lot of pressure off the team and broke a psychological barrier for some of the older girls. They understand the hard work it takes to win.” The next two conference games will be a huge test for the Warhawks as they face Middle Tennessee and Western Kentucky. “MT has already beaten Florida International, the Sunbelt champions from last season, and WK is right behind them,” said Mazza. We are going to get something out of these games; win or lose. You never know.”

MTSU strong in 2nd half The Warhawks were able to hold the Sunbelt leading Blue Raiders in check for first half of play Friday at the ULM Soccer Complex. . But in the second half, MTSU scored three goals in the last 45 minutes of play to beat the Warhawks 3-1. Fehr tied the game at 1-1 in the 58th minute on an assist from freshman Mariah Mitchell. Fehr now leads the Warhawks with five goals on the season and has had a goal in every Sunbelt match.

The Blue Raider’s goalkeeper Jessica Gilchrist blocked a score from ULM’s Cerene Arsenault on a noteworthy diving stop in front of the goal. Gilchrist finished with three saves on the match. Warhawks’ senior goalkeeper Alex Holland tallied nine saves which brought her total to 34 in the last four games. ULM (4-9, 1-3 SBC) hosted Western Kentucky at 1 p.m. at the ULM Soccer Complex on Sunday. contact Zack Brown at

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Ski style specialist

photos by Daniel Russell

Top: Makayla Haw leans around a buoy on Saturday at the Bayou Classic Ski Invitational on Bayou Desiard. Bottom: A University of Texas skier prepares for her first turn.

Bayou outing cut short; Warhawks led in two events

Members of the 2011-2012 ULM National Champion ski team recieve their rings at the school in May.

One word comes to mind; repeat

by Zack Brown

Saturday’s ULM Bayou Classic brought several factors for skiers including humidity, light rain, an overcast and even boat motor trouble. But none of these were able to stop the Warhawks from earning top honors over University of Louisiana at Lafayette, University of Texas, Texas State, Texas A&M and Mississippi State. Winner of the men’s slalom in back-to-back tournaments for the Warhawks was Sophomore James Earl from Birmingham, England, with a score of 106.00. “My goal this year is to win collegiate Nationals and pick up some individual titles along the way,” Earl said. “We have a strong team. All we have to do is put it together.” “James is a really nice guy and continues to be a great skier for us,” said coach Treina Landrum. Winner of the women’s slalom with a score of 97.00 was ULM freshman Makayla Haw. Haw, a California native, is said to be an all-around phenomenal skier who has already made a name for herself in the pro skiing world. “It feels really good to be on our home site and put up a good score,” said Haw. “Coming to Louisiana was definitely a culture shock, but I knew everybody on the team from skiing outside of college, so it wasn’t that bad. I’ve really enjoyed meeting new

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New recruits perfect fit to replace skiers by Zack Brown

“We have a strong team. All we have to do is put it together.” James Earl ULM sophomore skier

people and my experience here so far.” Last weekend a few buoys were the only thing that kept Haw from winning a pro tournament in California. Another remarkable freshman added to this year’s ski team is Martin Kolman. Kolman, a native of the Czech Republic, scored a 104.00 that tied him for second in slalom behind

Earl. “Martin is on the same level as Zack (Worden),” said ULM captain Will Oliver. “He should be a good replacement.” “We were very happy to get Martin,” said Landrum. “He is one of the best young guys out there.” Landrum said having standout Czech skiers in the past really helped in getting Martin to come to ULM. Several ULM skiers believe that Florida Southern will be the Warhawks biggest competition this year. ULM’s next tournament will be regionals in Texas, and then it’s on to Nationals in Zachary on Oct. 18.

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You wouldn’t think the word suspension would pop up following a national championship win, but that’s what happened last October when skiers Zack Worden and Claudio Kostenberger broke a midnight curfew to celebrate in Baton Rouge. Head Coach Treina Landrum has since reinstated the scholarships. However, the ULM ski team has now competed in two tournaments this season, and Worden and Kostenberger have not been on the starting lineup. Worden, who broke the collegiate jump record last year, Landrum can be found recovering from ACL surgery back home in Florida. He will be looking at some different schools in Florida to ski for once he’s rehabilitated. “Zack’s a true competitor and one of the best skiers in the world,” said

Landrum. “He’s very business minded when it comes to getting better. He’ll be back at the top when he’s finished with physical therapy.” Kostenberger, who finished second behind Worden, has decided to

“He’ll (Worden) be back at the top when he’s finished with physical therapy.” Treina Landrum, ULM Ski Team coach

redshirt this season, being busy with his first year of pharmacy school. “Claudio will be competing on the B team. If we need him he’s ready to ski,” said Landrum. “Right now he just doesn’t have the time.” The team’s expectations have not changed with the absence of these two main skiers. The team is still expecting to keep the tradition going with prior skiers and some highly talented new recruits.

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