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Monday , 9-30 Dara Engler Art Exhibition opens and will presented through at Bry Art Gallery Oct. 24. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. - 4:40 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Friday

Tuesday, 10-1 Pre-Career Fair Workshops in the SUB Ballroom from 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Nursing and Health Science Career Fair in the SUB Ballroom from 5 7 p.m. Miss ULM Pageant in Brown Auditorium from 7 - 9 p.m.

Wednesday, 10-2 All Major Career Fair in the SUB Ballroom from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. ULM Volleyball vs. UL-Lafayette in Lafayette from 7 - 9 p.m.

Thursday, 10-3 VAPA Day in Brown Auditorium and Biedenharn Hall from 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. ULM Football vs. Western Kentucky at Malone Stadium from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Friday, 10-4 ULM Volleyball vs. UALR at the ULM Activity Center from 7 - 9 p.m.

Today in History

Sept. 30 - Monday 1399 - Henry IV is proclaimed King of England 1791 - The first performance of The Magic Flute, the last opera by Mozart to make its debut, took place at Freihaus-Theater auf der Wieden in Vienna, Austria 1955 - Film star James Dean dies at the age of 24 in a road accident 2005 - Controversial drawings of Muhammad are printed in the Danish newspaper Jyllands Posten

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U.N. to destroy Obamacare delayed Monroe revisits ban Syria’s chemical for small businesses on smoking near weapons soon due to tech issues bars, bingo halls (MCT) — The ambitious international effort to take control of Syria’s arsenal of chemical weapons, which seemed a pipe dream just weeks ago, has gathered momentum with a rapid-fire succession of dizzying diplomatic milestones. The United Nations Security Council on Friday night unanimously approved a resolution requiring Syrian President Bashar Assad to relinquish his stock of poison gases by mid-2014. International inspectors are expected to arrive in Syria by Tuesday - more than a month ahead of an already accelerated schedule to begin the complex process of removing, dismantling or destroying the illicit arms.


Girls to compete for Miss ULM

(MCT) — In the latest setback for the rollout of Obamacare, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Thursday that small businesses in 36 states can’t enroll their workers into health coverage through the new federally run insurance marketplaces until at least Nov. 1 — one month later than previously announced. The delay appears to be the result of computer and information technology problems in the Small Business Health Option Program, known as SHOP, an online insurance marketplace specifically for small employers.

( t h e n e w s s t a r. c o m ) — Representatives with the Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living will ask the city of Monroe to revisit the 100 percent smoking ban the City Council approved Tuesday to reduce the distance smokers have to light up from bars and bingo halls. The ordinance approved by the City Council requires smokers to smoke at least 15 feet from facilities located in Monroe. The Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living requested the cities of Monroe and West Monroe and the Ouachita Parish Police Jury to consider the ordinance.


“Money can’t buy happiness, but it can make you awfully comfortable while you’re being miserable.” Clare Boothe Luce, American writer


It’s that time of year again for the ladies of ULM to get together and compete for the crown of Miss ULM. The 2014 Miss ULM Pageant will take place Tuesday in Brown Auditorium from 7-9 p.m. Jaden Leach, Miss Louisiana 2013, and Amy Matherne, Miss ULM 2013, will commence the event. Tickets for the public will cost $8 and will be available at the La Capitol bank on campus. Any remaining tickets will be available at the door at 5 p.m. The competition emphasizes physical fitness, public speaking, academics and intelligence. The contestants must showcase a trained talent for 90 seconds.

ULM collaborates with South Korea ULM has begun an exchange program with Geumgang University in South Korea. Both universities signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Thursday which is a five year agreement of academic cooperation. The agreement also allows the universities to exchange academic information, materials and to collaborate on instructional and cultural programs. According to Nick Bruno, it is important for ULM to create partnerships with international universities.

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Phi Beta Sigma member Joseph Treadwell participates in an egg drop to raise money for the fraternity on Thursday.



September 30, 2013


SGA plans memorial trees, new RSO board Homecoming Court Freshman Maids: Destiny Brown Christina Bruno Sophomore Maids: Chelsea Wyatt Monohn Prud’homme

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SGA passed two motions granting a scholarship to the Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society and for the purchase of memorial trees to honor recently passed professors who gave more than40 years to ULM. The Mortar Board plans to use their $500 scholarship to fund future fundraisers and awareness campaigns. The motion was put forth by Vice President Jameshia Below and seconded by research and judicial affairs department head Samantha Craig. The vote passed unanimously. The second motion, moved by Craig and seconded by Ash Aulds, student life and academic enhancement department head, for the purchase of memorial trees to honor professors

such as Louis Nabors and H.P. Jones also passed unanimously. “These trees will be a good way of honoring someone who has given a large chunk of their life to the university,” advisor Laura Knotts said. According to Knotts, they plan to plant the trees outside the front of the SUB and purchase a plaque for each tree. Treasurer Adrian Lejeune announced the arrival of funds and plans to spend $300 for a new Registered Student Organization board, used for promotion of the organization during Prep and other RSO recruiting events. “Our board is very old and heavy and a hassle to put up,” said Lejeune. “This is something that all incoming freshmen and parents see when they come to the school so we definitely

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*Senior King Run-off: Jameson Johns ` Grinstead Devonte * Run-offs will take place Oct. 3 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. want it to look nice and represent the SGA well.” SGA is planning service learning project focusing on promoting physical and mental health around the campus and community. A committee dedicated to this project

was formed and will begin working on possible ideas for future events. Suggestions included visiting local elementary and middle schools. contact Kaitlyn Huff at

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but the opposite is happening on the weekends. “The number of students who come in weekends are very less compared to weekdays so we cannot afford to run the outlets in these days,” said Hoag. “The sales are just quarter of the sales we have in weekdays.” Lindsay Hunter, an education major, is a regular at the Subway in the SUB and believes that closing on the weekends is an inconvenience for students who have to stay on campus during that time. “One has to go to other outlets, which aren’t that near which gives a lot of trouble,” said Hunter. Pratik Giri, an undeclared major, said that now

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when he studies at the library on the weekends, he has to go to off campus outlets, such as Taco Bell and KFC to eat and spend his money. But Abhash Subedi, a freshman computer science major, doesn’t have a problem with the change in hours. “…I live in the dorms and the Schulze cafeteria is always there,” said Subedi. According to Hoag, they do not plan on opening back up on the weekends anytime soon.

*Senior Queen Run-off: Kemper Block Tiffani Reed Anna Beth Reardon

SUB now closed on weekends, no plans to reopen The Student Union Building is a dwelling place for many students on campus, but now many of those students have to find a new place to eat on the weekends. Starting this semester, the SUB has changed their hours to 7 a.m.-2 p.m. on Friday and is closed on Saturdays. Just last year, the SUB extended their closing hours to 2 a.m. throughout the week and weekend days. Robert Hoag, manager of the SUB outlets, said that customers have increased during the weekdays

Campus fight results in arrests A fight between two students in Masur Hall on Monday led to one being maced, the other in need of stitches and both behind bars. Freshmen Crystal Mitchell and Jametrice Johnson engaged in a brutal fight around 3 p.m. outside of Mitchell’s dorm room. According to the affidavit obtained by the Ouachita Parish Sheriff Office, Johnson went to Mitchell’s dorm room and sprayed her in the face with mace once the door was opened. Johnson then proceeded to attack Mitchell, and Mitchell fought back. Mitchell soon pulled a box cutter from her back pocket and cut Johnson in the face. Johnson recieved six stitches on the left side of her face. Mitchell filed a complaint about the incident two days later. Her report was verified by ULM police’s security cameras. Lt. Steven Mahon, officer in charge of ULM Police, said, “Our closure rate is high. That’s due in big part to our cameras.” Both females involved met with police, waived their Miranda rights and gave statements to ULM Police. The girls were arrested and have been charged with felony aggravated battery. The girls will await trial, where they face up to a $5,000 fine and possible jail time at the Ouachita Correctional Center. “ULM is a professional institution and I do not think the violence is needed or wanted by any student and faculty,” said Jerry Orange, a senior health studies major. The fight took place at on the second floor of Masur Hall and was reportedly over an Instagram post.

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Advisor Laura Knotts (right) discusses memorial trees at Tuesday’s SGA meeting with President Jana Robinson (left) and the senates.




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If chivalry is dead, you killed it. As time progresses and women become more independent, it’s easy to decline assistance or courtesy from men. Few even find a men’s chivalry patronizing. But deep down, we all want our knight in shining armor. Women often complain about not finding a guy with any moral standards. If you’re still looking, chances are you’re looking in the wrong places. You won’t find a guy you can bring home to mother at the club or through a roommate’s cousin’s daddy’s nephew.

Some guys are still genuinely respectful and generous. Be mindful, it’s the small gestures that must be appreciated first. Gestures can be simple as opening the door or allowing you to get off the elevator first instead of cutting you off. Guys shouldn’t be compared to our fantasy men like Robert Pattinson or Will Smith who play the roles of fictional characters. Instead compare them to the guys who at least offer to pick up the tab from McDonald’s without intentions. In this stage of our lives, guys are constantly trying to prove they’re no longer boys, but men. So if a guy is willing to pull out your chair, or walk you to your room at night to ensure your safety, let him. The amount of generosity from guys here at ULM has pleasantly surprised me. A random guy offered to carry my friend’s heavy appliances into her room when she moved into Bayou Village this

semester. Women can be independent and cope without any help. And maybe I am old fashion, but I know that two is better than one. I don’t expect for a guy to wait on me hand and foot, but I do expect respect. Chivalry- in most cases-is simply the act of being nice. Everyone should practice nice gestures, but they shouldn’t be nice because it’s the right thing to do, generosity should be natural. And I will admit, there are some guys who put up a façade just to get your number or grab your attention. But a façade always fades away, and their true intentions will always be revealed. That’s the wonderful aspect about chivalry- it never goes away. Chivalry still exists. It lurks in the halls, library and classrooms. Just notice the next time the door is opened for you. Don’t forget to smile and say thank you. contact Gwendolyn Ducre at

Failure to educate leads to ignorance, then racism lacking knowledge of culture, race, religion, and geography. Never mind that Nina Davuluri is Indian, but what difference did it make if she was Muslim? She was born and raised in New York City and proud to be the face of the United States.

Tejal Patel Racism is a pretty heavy subject. It can bring people together for a common cause, but it can also empty a room faster than Miley Cyrus can ruin the VMAs. I’ve never really understood how anyone could find the color of their skin to be worth more than that of another and the only thing that grinds my gears more than racism, is racism with a dash of prejudice on a plate of complete ignorance. What I mean by ignorance is the popular assumption that all people with brown skin are terrorists and illegal immigrants. Since when did the color of someone’s skin decide if they were American? And who said the acts of one group of people dictated the character and values of an entire race? On September 15, 2013 Nina Davuluri was crowned Miss America, making her the first Indian American to win the title. Diversity had taken yet another step in a forward direction. That evening, I logged on the typical social media sites and was hit with a storm of negativity. Things like, “This is Miss America, not Miss Muslim. #sorrynotsorry,” and “@ABC2020 nice slap in the face to the people of 9-11 how pathetic #missamerica,” flooded Twitter. I was shocked to see such a large number of individuals

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Her winning the crown made a statement to the entire world that America is truly the land of opportunities and freedom. Enemies were being made of allies because many couldn’t distinguish the differences between people and the places they come from. Racism mostly finds its roots in history and family upbringing, but it seems to me that education is also playing a large role. According to National Geographic, “Despite nearly constant news coverage since the war [in Iraq] began in 2003, 63 percent of Americans age 18 to 24 failed to correctly locate the country on a map of the Middle East. “

Additionally, National Geographic said, “Seventy percent could not find Iran or Israel.” Nine out of ten couldn’t even find Afghanistan on a map of Asia. How can people be expected to be accepting and open to change when their view of the world doesn’t transcend American borders? Younger generations are not learning enough about people, worldly events and politics. For the sake of our country’s future, secondary schools should especially emphasize educating students on these subjects, as well as the importance of worldwide growth. Don’t get me wrong, I’m no cartographer. I couldn’t draw a complete map of the United States, much less label Middle Eastern countries, but a basic knowledge of the world and the things happening in it is imperative. As long as people lack that knowledge, racism and judgment will continue to be misguided. America was not and will never be built on hunting, tattoos, military service, white skin and “good Christian values”. If that were the case, millions of “Americans” should be packing their bags and leaving right now. In fact, our country is based on the exact opposite of that. It’s being from anywhere on this planet and still pledging allegiance to the USA because you are proud to call this country home. It’s worshipping any higher power you choose without fear because this country was founded on religious freedom and tolerance. So, to my fellow Americans cowering behind a computer screen, serving up that healthy portion of racism: trade that plate for a slice of “melting pot” pie and educate yourselves. In these times of war and terror, ignorance is crippling. contact Tejal Patel at

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Be aware of motorcyclists while driving, their life is in your hands

Halen Doughty Car drivers should be more aware of motorcyclists on the road. The safety of bikers is in the hands of car drivers. According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, over 4,000 people die in motorcycle accidents every year. Compared to car crash fatalities, motorcyclists are 37 times more likely to die in an accident. Although motorcycles made up only two percent of all registered vehicles in 2004, they accounted for 14 percent of all traffic accidents and over five percent of highway fatalities. Most motorcycle accidents are due to automobile driver’s unawareness. Bikers do everything in their power to make themselves visible on the road. They have loud exhaust pipes that can be heard long before the bike can be seen. They utilize daytime headlights, loud horns and bright reflectors. In my opinion, bikers are the

best drivers because they are the most attentive. Bikers are not on their phones texting, checking in on Facebook or ordering a pizza. They are not adjusting the radio, putting on make-up or yelling at the kids in the backseat. Bikers are just driving, which is something many car drivers cannot say. Many motorcycle drivers take safety classes. They also take an additional driving test besides the one car drivers take. Although they can be trained in how to handle a wreck or dangerous situation, that training offers little comfort when a car is speeding toward your unshielded body. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that when a motorcycle crashes with another vehicle, it is usually because the car driver has violated the motorcycle’s right-of-way. Motorcycles cannot stop as quickly as cars can. Car drivers should be mindful of this when turning or stopping in front of motorcycles. According to the GHSA, several states reported their decreasing, or at least not increasing, rate of motorcycle fatalities is due in large part to motorcycle safety programs . The best way to make the road safer for motorcyclists is to increase the penalties for a car hitting a biker. Car drivers need an incentive to drive safer. The penalties are higher for

hitting a pedestrian if it is the driver’s fault, and I think it should be the same for hitting a motorcycle. Bikers, like pedestrians, do not have the protective metal cage around them to keep them safe when impacted. Often times in a wreck involving a car and a motorcycle, the biker’s body hits the car, or the biker is thrown off the motorcycle at the same speed he or she was traveling when impacted. Car drivers should be more cautious of motorcycles because it is the bikers who are at risk, not car drivers, and bikers are dying to be seen. contact Halen Doughty at

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Think before you act: cliche, but still true If you read page three or live in Masur Hall, you know two girls got into a skirmish last week. They may go to jail for aggravated battery over an Instagram photo. Possibly losing or delaying getting a degree, plus increasing their difficuly finding a job. Over an Instagram photo. Regardless of any possible animosity that previously existed between the two girls, letting an instagram photo be the straw that broke the camel’s back is irrational. If only one or both had stopped to think, “If I’m sitting in jail next week because I attacked another girl with a weapon, will I still want to fight? Is the immediate gratification of showing her ‘she don’t want it with me’ going to still bring me joy a month from now? No, so I should stay here.” This editorial isn’t to talk about them however, it’s using the fight as an example of how people, especially young people, often fail to act without thinking. Or make the wrong choice. For example, it’s impossible to evaluate what benefits someone would find in posting a picture of them posing with a stolen item. To be fair, part of it’s biology. Studies show the prefrontal cortex, doesn’t finish developing till around 25. It controls mediating conflicting thoughts, choosing between right and wrong, predicting possible outcomes of things and it governs social control like suppressing emotional or sexual urges. Even though bad choices somewhat natural for us at this age, we’re long past the age where we can get away with stupid decisions. Some people make impulsive decisions saying “I just want to live in the moment.” And that’s ok. The Hawkeye isn’t suggesting you live a cautious lifestyle. But to quote American author Tony Robbin, “It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.” So don’t let one small moment ruin what may be a great destiny waiting for you.

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September 30, 2013


Lt. Mahon makes upgrades as new officer in charge by Landius Alexander

Lt. Steve Mahon’s title, officer in charge, isn’t officially police chief but he still has all the responsibilities of one. “My number one responsibility is the safety of everyone on the university. In the event an incident occurs on campus, I become the Incident Commander,” said Mahon. “At that time I make all the tactical decisions… anything safety-wise around campus is coming out of this

office.” Brittany Gilbert, a senior communications major, said “he’s doing a great job keeping the students informed and aware of our surroundings.” Mahon’s made multiple changes and upgrades since becoming the O.I.C. All patrol cars now possess first aid kits, GPS, backup radios, transport cages and fire extinguishers. The new uniforms are a light shade of gray and are reflective. Copy paper usage has been

reduced “an estimated 80 percent” by submitting electronic reports and all parking tickets are issued electronically now. Parking software now integrates with banner. The patrols cars have new logos that are reflective. All officers are currently CPR and AED certified through the Red Cross. Police applicants now go through a more rigorous hiring procedur. The emergency response plans for the university have been updated. Additionally bicycle officers have

English Honor Society holds assembly, promotes no censorship for books by Kaitlyn Huff

Sigma Tau Delta’s third annual Banned Book Read Out took place Tuesday. Students attended, some not sure what to expect, but were pleasantly surprised by the content. Sophomore Katie Harrington, a mass communications major, attended for extra credit but stayed because she found the event interesting. The descriptions and word choices surprised her with their aggression, but she recognized that each had its place as a banned book. “…I agree that The Color Purple shouldn’t be in the hands of a 10-year-old, but it shouldn’t be banned from older students,” said Harrington. “Books shouldn’t be banned, it should be left up to you. It’s the readers choice.” Sigma Tau Delta President Alycia Hodges said that this event is a way to bring awareness to the right of freedom of speech.

“...But if you are restricting opinions that are unorthodox or unpopular then how free are we really? It’s really about promoting free speech and celebrating our freedom to read as free people,” Hodges said. The Banned Book Read Out was part of Banned Books Week, a national awareness Hodges movement. Read outs are held all over the country, as well as showing film adaptions of banned books. “This event allows for us as citizens to express our freedom of speech and it’s important we take advantage of that,” said Jenise Erikson, a graduate student. If we don’t, and we allow censorship to control us, then we’re allowing authoritarian government to exercise more rights than we are allowed to.”

Materials presented at the reading included works from Sherman Alexie, Voltaire and Alice Walker. Erikson read an excerpt from Alexie’s “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian.” The book has been banned and challenged in many schools, but Alexie stands firm that the book reflects real situations that young adults find themselves in. A short presentation by resource librarian Maren Williams included books that have recently been banned or challenged. The list included books such as Persepolis, The Perks of Being a Wallflower and The Bluest Eye. “For some of us books are more than entertainment, they’re really survival,” said Williams. “It actually really disturbs me when someone tries to say that a kid can’t have a book that they need to read right now.” contact Kaitlyn Huff at

returned to provide “communityoriented policing” that lets officers interact with students, faculty and staff. It also lets officers respond to calls quicker during rush hour. Mahon plans on getting the department accredited, which shows a department holds itself to a different set of standards that have been recognized nationally. Mahon previously had an administrative role training police in Iraq. He says supervising the station’s been way harder than expected but

the challenge is his favorite part of the job. The hardest part of his job is the preparing for the unknown. “You’ve got that possibility for the active shooter, the bomb threat, the actual bomb, any number of events that can occur that always going through the back of my mind that I’m trying to see how we can go forward and see improve our tactics in order to take care of these situations,” Mahon said. contact Landius Alexander at

September 30, 2013




Dating coach teaches importance of ‘sexy confidence,’ loving yourself by Halen Doughty

The Campus Activities Board held their first leadership workshop of the year last Tuesday. The workshop, “Sexy Confidence” aimed to provide students with the confidence to leave unhealthy relationships, and to pursue healthy relationships both personally and professionally. Maggie Warren, coordinator of student development, said, “When you’re confident in yourself, you’re able to pursue healthy relationships. It’s about being confident in those everyday relationships you face.” Adam LoDolce, a dating coach who has been featured in Cosmo, Glamour, Men’s Health and on the MTV series Made, presented at the workshop. LoDolce talked about the importance of confidence and said that the first step to becoming more confident is to develop self-value. “Be attracted to yourself to live a life full of love,” LoDolce said. LoDolce said that shyness can be overcome through “outcome independence,” which means forgetting about what the outcome of a situation might be in order to remove all the pressure from a conversation. He explained his “SOP of Ice Breaking,” meaning Simplify-Observe-Pattern Interrupt. LoDolce said a simple “hello” goes a long way, making a comment about something in the area is an easy way to begin a conversation and saying something out of the ordinary can make a lasting impression. According to LoDolce, body language can affect interactions more than what is said in a conversation. He encourages students to give off a more inviting vibe by simply smiling, making eye contact or having better

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posture. He encouraged students to meet more people by taking his 1-For-1 Challenge - to meet at least one new person every day. “Meet new people. That’s where it all begins. Social fears are something that can be worked on, and everything else will come into place,” LoDolce said. Almost 200 students attended the workshop, and many had a positive reaction to LoDolce’s advice and information. Gabby Riviere, a junior education major, believes the information from the workshop will help her be more confident in the future. “It will help me talk to people without being embarrassed by what they might or might not be thinking,” Riviere said. CAB will offer another leadership workshop during Black History Month about tackling stereotypes called “Culture Shock.” contact Halen Doughty at

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Adam LoDolce speaks on how to develop a sense of self value and confidence in every day situations in a Sexy Confidence workshop on Tuesday.

Career Connections holds annual interview skills workshop by Stacy Reppond

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Kendrick Jones, a freshman pre-pharmacy major takes notes at the Career Connections workshop for interview skills on Tuesday.

A workshop presented by the Office of Career Connections supplied students with information on how to succeed in a future job interview. “Be professional but be yourself,” said Kyle O’Neal, coordinator of academic internships and presenter of the workshop. In his presentation, O’Neal highlighted the areas in which students can prepare for a job interview. He discussed steps to take for a successful interview: prepare, execute well and follow up in a memorable way. The presentation emphasized a need for applicants to research the company, the company’s philanthropic and community involvement and to know the company’s history. O’Neal also advised students to research the position itself and to know specialized language or

skills necessary for the position and to prepare to be tested on such knowledge. He gave an overview of different interview types such as structured, unstructured, group, video and telephone interviews. Several of these interview types are designed to observe how an individual handles stressful situations. O’Neal said to students, “You’re going to have a bad interview and that’s okay.” He reminded students that interviewers were once also “in the hot seat.” Adequate preparation involves gathering proper materials. An employment portfolio consisting of such things as a résumé, reference page, recommendation letters, certifications or work examples should be kept and updated. Preparation right before the interview might include planning

proper dress, practicing with a mock interview and planning enough time for arrival and for unexpected travel issues. Combatting anxiety is also a major part of preparation. “Don’t let nervousness affect your interview,” said Katie Glover, a freshman general business major. At the time of the interview, O’Neal advised a sociable and polite manner upon arrival at the interview site. According to O’Neal, applicants should be ready for small talk, connect with the interviewer, ask questions, be honest and show desire for the position. Don’t forget to thank the interviewer for their time. The last part of the workshop covered is the follow-up for the interview, which includes writing a note of thanks for the interview.

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September 30, 2013


Throw back Thursday gives students back their childhood, raises money Up ‘til Dawn slimes, fundraises for St. Jude patients by Tejal Patel

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Left to Right: Russell Sage Wildlife employees, Sushma Krishnamurthy and Joydeep Bhattacharjee, cut the ribbon to symbolize the opening of the carbon flux tower last Tuesday.

University opens first carbon flux tower by Ashley Lyons

The first carbon flux tower in the state has been opened by ULM’s School of Sciences. The inauguration ceremony took place last Tuesday. A carbon flux tower measures carbon and water vapor flux, which is the flow of the materials through space, as well as other atmospheric elements. The tower, which stands at 120 feet, is located in the Russell Sage Wildlife Management Area. Jared Streeter, a biomedical science graduate student, has been working on his master’s thesis for the tower. Streeter helped Joydeep Bhattacharjee, associate biology professor, in determining the final location of the tower, the height and installing sensors. “The establishment of the tower was a lab effort,” said Streeter. “Help from Matthew Herron and Jenae’ Clay was valuable and we could not have succeeded without them.” The tower has been registered on as ULM flux tower. “That was a moment of realizing ‘oh wow.’ Now we are on the world map where all the flux towers are. It’s really interesting,” Bhattacharjee said. Sushma Krishnamurthy, director of sciences, was stunned when she first saw the tower. “I did not have anything specific in mind, but this was impressive. I have to say that this is a product of sweat and some tears I think, too,” said Krishnamurthy. “I remember when this grant was first awarded in 2012. I know Joydeep was happy. He was feet above the ground.”

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Joydeep Bhattacharjee shows the map of carbon flux towers around the country at the tower’s opening ceremony last Tuesday.

What does the carbon flux tower do? • Calculates amount of carbon dioxide and water vapor in the air • Measures wind speed and direction, radiation, barometric pressure, humidity, air temperature, rainfall intensity and water content and heat energy of soil • Calculates active photosynthetic light Krishnamurthy recalled all of the troubles Bhattacharjee went through to get the tower made. According to her, in the beginning the entire area was under one and half feet of water. The project couldn’t move forward and after waiting for so long, the grant money ran out. Bhattacharjee had to apply for an extension of the grant, but nobody wanted to build the tower. “I have to say that we had one brave soul from Bleu Skies, Nathan Pettit, and we really appreciate [his] sense of adventure because this was

an adventure,” said Krishnamurthy. “This would not have happened without his commitment.” According to Bhattacharjee, institutions like Harvard and Princeton are “drooling” over ULM’s site. Andrew Richardson, a professor from Harvard University, has offered to fund a time lapse camera for the tower so that a picture can be taken every 15 minutes to document climate change in the area. contact Ashley Lyons at

Up ‘til Dawn took Instagram’s “Throwback Thursday” and brought it to life right on campus. Last Thursday, the group gave students back their childhood while raising money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital with 90’s trivia, music and slime. “We were brainstorming about a super fun, big event we could do,” said Emily Lovelady, a senior elementary education major and recruitment chair for Up ‘til Dawn executive board. “Trying to make it relevant and trending I thought about Instagram. I thought we could make it a throwback about our childhood and use a common theme for the day.” Lovelady and the rest of the team wanted students to have a great time while reliving and remembering their childhood for the cause. “We hope that students will get involved to help give the kids at St. Jude a just as awesome childhood,” Lovelady said. Miss ULM Amy Matherne not only supported and helped with the cause, but she took two buckets of green slime over the head as a ‘finale’ for the event. “It was gross and sticky but it was for a good cause,” said Matherne, a senior vocal music major. Lovelady said Matherne was a good sport about the sliming. “...She didn’t hesitate to participate when I asked her to get slimed for St. Jude. We have an awesome representation of ULM under that crown,” Lovelady said. Brittany Wright, a freshman nursing major, enjoyed Throwback Thursday and is now motivated to join the fun. “I think the event was a really great idea. It was nice of Miss ULM to participate and contribute to Up til’ Dawn,” said Wright. “I’m looking forward to more events and I think I would like to join a team next semester and be a part of the excitement.” Up ‘til Dawn is a student led

photo by Jamie Arrington

Miss ULM Amy Matherne getting slimed Thursday by Up ‘til Dawn.

program that is active on colleges nationwide. It provides leadership and community service opportunities by hosting events and fundraisers on campus. Last week was Up ‘til Dawn’s college week, a part of Childhood Cancer Awareness month. On Tuesday, ULM’s Up ‘til Dawn “gave cancer the boot” by collecting money in children’s boots and recruiting students for fundraising teams. On Wednesday, they rushed to collect $20 in 20 twenty minutes for the theme of “caputured for a cure,” which allowed the Up ‘til Dawn members to “get out of jail.” From jamming to N’sync and Britney Spears to slime time, Up ‘til Dawn spread the word about St. Jude’s cause while spreading some 90’s love. contact Tejal Patel at

September 30, 2013




Greek Life gives back to community, helps children Chapters involvement benefits Monroe by Ashley Lyons

Greek life receives the stigma of being party animals or campus socialites, but last week many ULM chapters showed their true colors. Local chapters went the extra mile to give back to their community. Phi Beta Sigma held a March of Dimes fundraiser Tuesday in the quad. They spread awareness to students about the non-profit while passing out sweet treats. Kappa Alpha brought in a huge crowd at Chile Verde Thursday where $1 from every bowl of queso went to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Kappa Delta and Sigma Gamma Rho both represented their letters at the annual Girl Scout Mall Lock In Friday night. Brooke McMillian, vice president of community relations, said a lot went in to preparing for this event. “A lot of girls went to the girl scout office beforehand to prep and make crafts for this event,” McMillian said.

Kappa Deltas taught the 400 girl scouts in attendance about bullying through a skit. They also helped with the scouts fashion show and crafts. “Friends Don’t Bully’ that’s our big focus, so we will speak to them about that,” McMillian said. McMillian was most excited for personal connections with the girls, speaking with them about bullying and making sure it really sinks in.

“ meant we

prevented a few less children from being at risk of obesity...” Brittany Beasley Sigma Gamma Rho member Kappa Delta’s four recognized national philanthropies are Girl Scouts, Prevent Child Abuse America, Orthopedic Research Hospital and Children’s Hospital Richmond, Va. Their next project is their annual Shamrock 5k. Last year’s run raised $27,000 for the non-profit. Sigma Gamma Rho set up the

event with jewelry making stations and scavenger hunts. They helped the girls style bears at Build-A-Bear and laughed along with the scouts in Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. Sigma Gamma Rho President Brittany Beasley, said they also visit local schools weekly as part of National Pan-Hellenic Council’s Adopt a School program. The morning before the lock in they taught students about eating healthy in relation to National Fruits and Veggies Month. “We added a twist by bringing fun and games, stories and fruits and veggies in celebration,” said Beasley. “For us, it meant we prevented a few less children from being at risk of obesity and health risks due to being overweight.” Pi Kappa Alpha worked with youth Saturday at Wildlife and Fishery. They helped with National Hunting and Fishing Day by teaching children to fish and shoot skeet. Prior to this, PIKE members worked with CentryLink at their Family Picnic event. They helped Incredible Entertainment set up the event and prepared food for CentryLink employees and family. “Our goal is to donate 5,000 hours this year to local charities,” said PIKE President Addison McDougle. PIKE is involved in over 30 charity events through the school year. Their next volunteer event is the Pumpkin Patch Project at First United Methodist Church. contact Ashley Lyons at

photo courtesy of DeErica Sweet

Left to right: Sigma Gamma Rho members Sharilynn McFarland and Ebonie Cooper talked to children about the importance of eating healthy on Friday.

photo by Ashley Lyons

Kappa Delta member Anna Reardon helps kids build bears at the annual mall lock in for girl scouts on Friday.

photo courtesy of Tommy Walpole

Left to right: Pi Kappa Alpha members Grayson DiMarco, Josh Usie and Kyle Dolecheck make cotton candy at the CenturyLink Family Day on Sept. 14.



September 30, 2013


Know the facts about breast cancer and you by Jamie Arrington

In October, Americans dedicate 31 days to breast cancer awareness and prevention. Breast cancer is the second deadliest form of cancer, lung cancer being the first. For that, we fight until all mothers, sisters, friends and family are cured of this chronic disease. Saturday, Monroe residents and the surrounding community joined forces for Susan G. Komen’s race for a cure. Huyen Nguyen a senior radiological techinician major said she was running for her future self. “I know in the future someone close to me will be diagnosed. I want to be aware about future health concerns,” Nguyen said. Participants ran in memory of, or in honor of friends and family that have fought a battle with breast cancer. Sara Clark, a junior health studies managment major, says she ran with her mother in celebration of three women her mother worked with. “We love it because it’s a great way

to get the community involved with the cause. Not to mention it is a great fundraiser for research,” Clark said. Breast cancer in women younger than 40 years old is uncommon. Breast self-examinations are crucial to early detection of cancer. women should start at the age of 20. Doctors also urge women to get clinical breast exams (CBE) every three years and then once a year after turning 40. If you are giving yourself a breast self-exam look out for lumps, hard knots or thickening inside of the breast or underarm area. Other signs of breast cancer are swelling, warmth or redness. Also a change in size or shape of one or both breasts is something to check. Breast tissue is lumpy in texture. One should know the difference between breast tissue and a newly formed lump. Compare with both breasts and consult a doctor if a lump is found. College aged women in their early 20’s can find unusual lumps in their breast which usually go along with their menstrual cycle and will go

away on their own. Lumps can also be from cysts or fibroadenomas, which are benign breast conditions. Knowing your family history can be beneficial to your health overtime. If your family has multiple cases of breast cancer you may want to be test for the breast cancer gene. BRCA1 and BRCA2 (BReast CAncer genes 1 and 2) tests are given to women whom have a family history of breast cancer. If a women is tested positive to having one of these two genes they have a 30-85% chance of getting breast cancer in their lifetime. Early prevention and maintaining a healthy lifestyle are the two main ways to stand your ground on breast cancer. Organizations say changes to women’s lifestly like maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly, limiting alcohol and breastfeeding if possible can lower risk of breast cancer.

The Breast Self-Exam Step one: Start a breast exam by standing in front of a mirror. Look for signs including redness, change in size,swelling, etc. Step two: Lift arms above the head and check for lumps in the underarm area. Step three: Lay down on your back lifting one arm at a time above your head. With your other hand press on the opposite breast with three different pressure points, light for the surface of the skin, medium for deeper tissue and firm for closer to the rib cage. Step four: Repeat on the other breast. Step five: Repeat this entire process standing up. If anything is out of the ordinary contact a doctor for a more thorough examination.

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September 30, 2013




Showing interest in studies can help retain information by Nishesh Koirala

Most have finished their first round of tests this fall. And those who did very good on those tests have no worries now. But those of who faltered are probably wondering, “how do I take all that information in my notebooks and put it inside my brain?” Students might wonder how their peers do so well academically. There’s no exact answer to this question but they can also excel by developing good study habits like our friends. Good study habits are not confined to just making notes everyday and reading them every once in a while. To change typical studying bad study habits one must adopt a completely new technique, which can be much harder than one might think. It’s becasue it is a much larger discipline. Initially, it’ll take a lot of hard work to change our studying ways, but afterwards it will be very easy for us to follow. One has to make sure that he or she puts much more effort than that. We all are different and have a variety of different interests.

We pursue everything differently and have our own method of doing things and this is the same with the way we study. Some like studying in the traditional manner by cramming up everything that comes across their way while some have a different approach of making flash cards or very detailed notes. The more people we know the varied processes we come across. So what is the best way to study? It depends on what type of learner we

“I like keeping my notes organized and go through them a night before the exam.” Vishal Patel, pre-pharmacy major are. Some remember things longterm when they see information in the form of videos. Some of us cram it up while other make notes. A pre-pharmacy freshman, Vishal Patel said “I like keeping my notes organized and go through them a

night before the exam. Besides I also keep flash cards of terminologies that I think are important and my techniques have helped me a lot.” Some people have a different approach though. They like to condense a whole chapter into a page or two with the help of their self-made abbreviations and memorize the whole chapter in that basis. But quite a few really go through all the chapters and text materials and try to grasp the real meaning by applying them in real life context. For example one can apply what they have learned in plant anatomy class by sitting beneath a tree and looking at its fallen leaves and trying to analyze each line on it. Otherwise one can develop their own experiments. When I was a child I had problems figuring out how levers worked so my father and I disintegrated my bicycle and until this day I remember each and every thing my father taught me . Apart from all these methods of studying, more options are available out there. Cornell method of note taking and studying may be useful. Similarly time logs and mapping methods are also helpful if one has

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Studying methods may not always add up to notecards and outlines. Logan Ladart tends to review his class notes in Starbucks. Cornel method, charts and graphs or mapping can be used to study.

lots of history in their classes. Flash cards can be useful to remember frequent but important terms of biology. Charts can be helpful for more descriptive subjects like economics and statistics. But one must note that unless and until we are interested in what we are studying we cannot excel as much as we would like to.

We should move out of our comfort zone and push ourselves forward, inspiring ourselves to study without using logical reasoning, like future earning potentials after graduation, but sheer interest. This can help us love what we do and get better at it every step of the way. contact Nishesh Koirala at

“Communication is all about storytelling”

by Kaitlyn Huff

Communication is a necessary part of daily life for every human on the planet. Communication is a wonderful degree option for those interested in utilizing their communication skills for their future career. “I chose this major because I want to work with a record label. I was actually a business major until someone told me about this degree and that I should be a mass communications major,” Logan Knox, junior mass communications major said. “I really like all of the classes, and it’s not a ridiculously difficult degree but it isn’t easy either.” The communication degree offers a wide variety of areas of specialization. The four concentrations include

Digital Media Production, Public Relations, Communication Advocacy, and Journalism. Each concentration comes with many areas of emphasis in convergent media, photojournalism and documentary photography, blogging, web design, multimedia designs and many more. “Our video production class reshot a scene from a movie, which was a lot of work but it was very fun and a good experience,” Knox said. “The video production class is really awesome and has been my favorite so far. It’s really interesting. Though we only have one digital media professor he really works with us,” Knox said. Knox believes this is a useful major that is open to everyone. “Everyone told me I needed a desk job because they don’t think I’m capable of doing things, and this isn’t really a desk job and I can do it,” Knox said. Students with a degree in mass communication have many career options available directly after grad-

uation. Without a masters, mass communication students may work for a wide variety of media outlets. “Before our merge we saw an influx of about 40 or so students. That growth has continued over the summer. Digital media professor, John Rodriguez said. “Though we had to combine due to budget cuts, it has been a good merge. I have been writing grants and we have lots of brand new equipment and completely new labs.” Rodriguez believes that a communication degree can lead to many different options of employment to graduates. “Communication is an ever expanding field and is in very high demand. I looked up the median salary for digital media and it was around $57,000 to $69,00. That’s true of all the other fields as well. It’s a great salary, and a great field,” Rodriguez said. Several organizations are connected to the department including student publications, which is open

to all interested students. Lambda Pi Eta, the communication honor society, recognizes student achievements, brings together faculty and students, promotes the degree and helps graduate students explore education options.

“This major is great for creative people who are looking to have fun and enjoy their work.” John Rodriguez, digital media professor The Public Relations Student Society of America serves its members by enhancing their knowledge of public relations and provides access to professional development opportunities. The Speech and Debate Forum also welcomes mass communication

majors, and majors of all kinds. “We’re always looking to improve, and in fact have plans for a state of the art digital media facility in Walker. This major is great for creative people who are looking to have fun and enjoy their work. It’s all about storytelling.” Rodriguez said. Differing from other universities, our Communication program is very hands-on. Our students are always working to create portfolios, news stories or short films. Our public relations deals with real projects, such as a Wellspring promotion dealing with domestic abuse. “We produce valuable graduates with hands on experience and a vast amount of knowledge. The medium is constantly changing and we teach all forms of communication available. We produce content and put it into practice, giving our students real world experience,” Rodriguez said.

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September 30, 2013


The code: our true colors Put down the seasoning packet to your ramen on life and love defined noodles 2-4-1 is here by Gwendolyn Ducre

MTV’s Guy Code and Girl Code have students wondering if there are actual codes that they should be abiding by. Some believe that somewhere in the world there is a little black book with the do’s and don’ts of guy’s and girl’s ethics. Others believe no one should live by rules- you should just live life by the seat of their pants. Guy code is a collection of principles some may feel every guy should live by. They are helpful suggestions to attract a girl, get a girl and keep a girl. Other guy codes help them to look like “the man with the plan.” Henry Ward, a junior business major, said guy code shouldn’t be told or explained, it should be understood. Ward believes that every guy should have his own code to live by. “Whatever is going to happen is going to happen regardless. I don’t follow rules; I kind of make them,” Ward said. If you follow rules you’re a follower. If you make your own rules everything will work out fine.” On MTV’s Guy Code, a group of guys individually discuss their opinions on which guidelines every bro needs tto know. The guys talk about any situations from girls to bromances.

Though the cast keeps the show humorous, the advice given are actual beneficial tips. Kevin Barnett, known as FatBoy Barnett on the show, says love changes as you get older.

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“When you’re a teenager you say ‘I love you’ because you want to smash. When you’re in your twenties you say ‘I love you’ because you think you mean it. When you’re in your thirties you say ‘I love you’ because you’ve ran out of options,” Barnett said. Most instruct how to relate to other guy friends, or bromances. Trent Hoffman, freshmen biology major, says these decrees tell a way to be respectful to other guys. Hoffman also says guy code is used as an excuse on how to act. “It’s just respect. I wouldn’t want one of my guy friends to do some-

thing to me,” Hoffman said. Girl codes are a set of rules that every girl learns at a very young stage of her life. These guidelines are made to protect relationships, friend-ships and it’s there to eliminate unnecessary drama. Nicole Byer, a cast member on Girl Code, always explains the importance of them and how significant knowing these regulations are. “Girl Code is what keeps us together like ‘together together’ and not ripping each other’s throats out,” Byer said. Courtnei Davis, a junior kinselogy major, says she enjoys watching Girl Code because it relates to her everyday life. Davis says there are instructions that she goes by, but it depends upon the situation. If Davis’s friend broke up with a guy or ever liked a particular guy, she follows girl code by not liking him. Davis feels that all girls should have some guideline when it comes to life and boys. “If you don’t have a code and you just go about life freely, you’re probably going to make a mistake somewhere down the road,” Davis said.

Ramen noodles can only be appetizing for so long, right? Local restaurants in Monroe have found a solution to eating well, while eating cheap. Two for one meals have been a thing for national chain restaurants, but have finally found its way to Monroe’s local hangouts. Now students can grab their roommate, classmates or significant other for two great meals for the price of one.


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Tuesday What comes to mind when someone says Enoch’s is burger buddies. Whether you come with one person or a group they are always willing to find a customer a burger buddy to split the costs of their 2-4-1 deal. Don’t forget about the Guinness Gravy either. That along with their burgers are a classic Tuesday night.

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1. If you’ve known a guy for more than 24-hours, his sister is off limits forever! Unless you actually marry her. 2. When questioned by a friend’s girlfriend, you need not and should not provide any information as to his whereabouts. You are even permitted to deny his very existence. 3. Unless he murdered someone in your immediate family, you must bail a friend out of jail within 24-hours. 4. Under no circumstances may two men share an umbrella. 5. The minimum amount of time you have to wait for another man is five minutes. The maximum is six minutes. For a girl, you are required to wait 10 minutes for every point of hotness she scores on the classic 1-10 scale.

Gals 1. No hating on other women’s success. Being green with envy doesn’t help yours, congratulate others, and strive for your own success. 2. Presence is required if a friend has been dumped. 3. Honesty is the best policy for questions like these, “How do I look?”And for the question “Am I fat?” there will never be an appropriate response.

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Tuesday The Pickle Barrel Pub offers their 2-4-1 burgers on tuesday. Along with your meal the table gets a bowl of their homeade pickles. And where did they get those pickles? Straight out of the barrel in their restaurant. With a wide variety of burgers, from The Politician to The Cajun burger, everyone can be pleased.

4. Girls shall always help other girls escape unwanted attention from guys. Be the best wing-girl, you never know when you’ll need one too. 5. No hating on a female that you do not know. And if this female happens to be your ex’s new “you,” only hate behind closed doors.

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Codes for your consideration: Guys

At Fieldhouse, located right off of campus, students can enjoy 2-4-1 burgers on Monday’s. Along with burgers this campus favorite is now offering Dippin’ Dots. Come in and have burgers with friends while watching sports on multiple flat screens. Even their booths come with flate screens and personal remotes. What’s not to love?

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If burgers aren’t you thing, Daq’s is the place to be. They offer their chicken sandwiches 2-4-1 on Tuesday nights. Not only are their buns freshly baked, you can also get your chicken dipped in any of their wing sauces. Gravy fries should always be the start of any ones order. It is a plate of hand cut fries topped with gravy, cheese and bacon.

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Wednesday Portico Bar and Grill has no competetion on Wednesday nights for their 2-4-1 burgers. On top of that add a great bar and regular live music. This restaurant is great for dates on a dime with their slightly upscale atmosphere. Come in grab a drink, burger and some sweet potatoe fries and enjoy the company of your burger buddy.

September 30, 2013




Today’s fast-pace society changes ideals of dating in the 21st century by David Methvin

Where men would once seek women out in bars, now secret admirers is what is used to find love. Text messages are used as a form of courtship and facebook relationship statuses are the true declaration of love. Two couples express their views on what makes a relationship work and what has changed the dating world around us. Senior biology major Kemper Block and sophomore accounting major Jordan Baugh have been dating for over 10 months, but have known each other longer. The two went to church together when they were younger and even peformed side by side in the play Scrooge. They hang out all the time, eating Chinese food at Peking on Sunday’s after church or spend time with friends they attend school with. When asked how the dating world has changed, Baugh said, “There weren’t cell phones, so they wrote love letters.” He also thinks that letters showed more passion and it proved more to a relationship. Baugh also strongly felt that com-

munication is key in maintaining a healthy relationship. Other things Baugh said are imperative in his relationship include honesty, integrity loyalty and, for them two, spirituality. Socializing outside of the relationship also strengthens the foundation.

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Kemper Block and Jordan Baugh find loyalty and spirituality two ideals for a great relationship.

On the topic of double dating, Baugh and Block are relatively indifferent. “It’s good to have time by ourselves sometimes,” said Block. “But we don’t mind being with others because it’s good to have the social interaction.” Christy and Chris Faulkenberry are an older couple living in West Monroe. They met through mutual friends

and have been together for over 10 years. They, for the most part they prefer to stay at home rather than go out on the town. Chris feels that present-day dating doesn’t build firm relationships. “Dating nowadays has become too impersonal. We now have online dating and cell phones. People are dating, but they do not fully know each other,” Chris said. A tradition Christy wants brought back is men being the leader of the household. “I would like to see men have more respect for women,” Christy said. In their opinion, some key details for maintaining a healthy relationship are courtesy, love and spirituality. They also feel that dating is more than just something based on age, but more of mental readiness. Traditions and opinions have certainly changed in the dating world, but there are some things that have remained the same. The basic foundation of a relationship, for example, is still love, trust, and honesty. contact David Methvin at


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September 30, 2013



College football fans long for a team to hate

Drew McCarty College football needs another team like the University of Miami of the 1980’s and early 1990’s. “The U” revolutionized the game, both in the college ranks and in the NFL as well. They started post touchdown celebrations, as we know them today. They hit opponents with no regard for human life. Then they stood over them to let them know what just happened (if they were still conscious). In today’s game, violent hits and obnoxious post play banter aren’t allowed. I’m not necessarily saying that either should be. My point is that it would be nice to see a team with an attitude week in and week out. People hated Miami. Not only did the play with reckless abandon, dance in your face after a big play, and consistently talk, they won. The Hurricanes won conference championships and national championship. If there’s one thing that is for sure in today’s world of sports, it’s the fact that everyone hates a winner. The Yankees have won 27 World Series titles. They are widely considered as the most hated team in baseball. The Lakers have won 16 NBA titles. People can’t stand them. Alabama has won three of the last four NCAA football championships. Maybe its because we live in Louisiana, but from what I can tell, people don’t care for them too much either. Teams today are under more scrutiny than ever before. This could be why you don’t see teams like the Miami any longer. Today, they would be fined or penalized on every other play. I understand that rules have been changed and new ones have been added in order to keep players safe. But this has consequences. Football is a game that is centered on intimidation and violence. Which just so happen to be the same two things that Miami were known for. The closest thing we have now is a Heisman Trophy winner making nonthreating hand gestures towards his opponents after picking up a first down. He was penalized on the field and criticized by national media for a week after. If the NCAA and NFL don’t back off the rule overload, will we ever see a team like the Miami of old again? No. And that’s a shame. College football today could use a team that everyone hates. A team that you don’t want to pull for but can’t put down the remote to change the channel. contact Drew McCarty at

Sun Belt Conference Standings



1.Louisiana- Lafeyette (3-3-2) 1.Western Kentucky 2.Western Kentucky (3-3-4) 2.UALR 3.South Alabama (7-3-2) 3.Texas State 4.Texas State (3-5-2) 4.UT-Arlington 5. Arkansas State (5-3-2) 5. Arkansas State 6. Troy (4-6-0) 6. Louisiana-Lafeyette 7.UALR (3-6-0) 7.South Alabama 8.ULM (5-6-1) 8.Georgia State 9.Georgia State (2-6-1) 9. Troy 10.ULM

This Week in Sports Date Mon, Sep 30

Sport Men’s Golf

Tue, Oct 1

Men’s Golf

Wed, Oct 2


Event Houston Baptist Men’s Intercollegiate Houston Baptist Men’s Intercollegiate UL-Lafayette

Location Houston, Texas

Time TBA

Houston, Texas


Lafayette, La.

7:00 p.m.

Thu, Oct 3


Western Kentucky

Monroe, La

6:30 p.m.

Fri, Oct 4-Sun, Oct 6 Fri, Oct 4

Women’s Tennis ULL Invitational Fall Volleyball UALR

Lafayette, La.

All Day

Monroe, La

7:00 p.m.

Sat, Oct 5

Cross Country

Chile Pepper Festival Fayettevill, Ark.


Sun, Oct 6


Sun, Oct 6


Sun, Oct 6


LSU-Eunice LSU Fall Classic Nicholls State LSU Fall Classic South Alabama

Monroe, La

1:00 p.m.

Sun, Oct 6



Monroe, La

1:00 p.m.

Sun, Oct 6


LSU Fall Classic

Baton Rouge, La 4:00 p.m.

Baton Rouge, La 10:00 a.m. Baton Rouge, La 12:00 p.m.

September 30, 2013

Green Wave rolls 31-14 by Drew McCarty

For the second week in a row, the Warhawks (2-3) had a disappointing performance in a 31-14 loss to Tulane (3-2). In hopes of bouncing back from the previous week’s trouncing in Waco, Texas, things didn’t change. Head coach Todd Berry was not happy with his team’s performance to say the least. “I’ve done this for 31 years and that was about the worst performance that I think I’ve ever been around,” said Berry. “I’ve been around some bad teams before. This one is supposed to be a good one.” The Green Wave seemingly had no problem moving their offense up and down the field. On their opening drive, they walked away with a very impressive 57-yard field goal. The kick would be a sign of things to come. The Warhawks struggled on offense



as well. They totaled only 293 yards and had a fumble and an interception. Usually when ULM struggles on offense, they can rely on strong special teams plays to take up the slack and make a big play. Punt returners fumbled returns twice. The highlight of the night was an 88-yard touchdown return by Rashon Ceaser. “The reality of it is right now is that there’s not a lot of energy. Not a lot of discipline. All of the guys who made plays last year, we can’t buy a play,” said Berry. “We haven’t been able to all year. I kept on thinking that we’d kind of come around a little bit and make some plays but we can’t make a play right now.” Even though the team has looked less than stellar over the past two weeks, hope and excitement in the student body remain at a high level. Junior English education major, Trent Williams, says he will stick behind the team. “Even though we have lost the last two weeks, I will still be there Thursday to cheer on the Warhawks,” said Williams. “They have had two hard losses to swallow but I think they will get back on the W column next week with a nationally televised game at home.”

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Right: Rob’Donovan Lewis covers a Tulane receiver as he catches an early second half toucdown pass.

“This team doesn’t give up that easy and with the experience that they have, I plan to see my Warhawks get back to playing the Warhawks we all know and love.” Thursday night, Malone will host Western Kentucky University in a nationally televised contest on ESPN3. Below: Tavarese Mayes is The game will be the annual “white- tackled by a Green Wave out” game. defender near midfield after a contact Drew McCarty at


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Warhawks start journey to top by Dakota Ratley

Left: Chinedu Amajoyi works on his jumer in the Warhawks first fall practice. Right: Nick Coppola plays gueard in fiveon-five at practice on Friday.w

The ULM men’s basketball team opened up with their first practice Friday in the Fant-Ewing Coliseum. This year’s team features seven letter-winners, four of which are returning starters. The team also welcomes quite a few new faces. Head Coach Keith Richard was just happy his team is healthy to start the year. “It felt great today to start practice and start the season. What felt good about it was how many guys were out there. We have 3 teams out there. We haven’t had that since I’ve been here and that was nice.” This year’s team features seven letter-winners, four of which are returning starters. The team also welcomes quite a few new faces. One of those new faces is freshman Nick Copolla. He is excited about the prospects of this year’s team. “ Just from watching them last year, that we have a chance to be no-

where near the bottom of the Sun Belt. Our athleticism and talent overall, we can make a run and see what happens.” The team looks to improve on the 4-23 record from last year.

conference visits from Samford, Thomas, and Louisiana Tech. The Warhawks conference schedule slates games against the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, University of Texas at Arlington,

This year’s schedule includes non-conference trips to Kansas, Northwestern State, Louisiana State University, Ole Miss, and Ohio State. The schedule also features non-

Texas State, Troy, South Alabama, Western Kentucky, Georgia State, Arkansas State, and University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Richard does not shy away from the challenge of improving from the

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past few years. “We finished last in the league the past three years, I’d like to not finish last. I think this team can do it too. I think we’ve improved depth wise, athleticism wise, and I think they’ll improve within the league. That’s the goal.” Richard is entering his fourth year at ULM, compiling a 14-73 record over the course of his tenure. He has been an integral part of changing the academic outlook of the program. Sanctions have been lifted from the program due to an increase of the Academic Progress Rate over the past three seasons. Copolla feels that teamwork will be a strength for the Warhawks this season. “At this point in the first practice, how well we’re playing together. There’s not a lot of selfishness, everyone is moving the ball, no ones really just thinking about themselves.” contact Dakota Ratley at



September 30, 2013


Women’s golf wins Fred Marx

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Medy Blankvoort practices her backhand in preperation for the Riviera/ITA Women’s All-American Championships in Palisades, California.

Tennis starts fall schedule with two finals appearances by Drew McCarty

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Head coach Stacy Snider looks on as Emily Stratton chips a ball on to the green. Stratton finished the Fred Marx Invitational tournament tied for 31st. She shot rounds of 74 and 81. The team finished first in both individual and team score. by Dakota Ratley

Led by three top 10 performances, the Warhawks women’s golf team pulled out a win at the Fred Marx Invitational, held at the Bayou DeSiard Country Club. Coach Stacy Snider is happy with her team getting the win. “I’m obviously thrilled that we won, and to do it in Monroe was great,” Snider said. The Warhawks beat out 12 other teams to capture the win. Alison Knowles and Ines Fendt both birdied on 18 to win the tournament by one stroke over Lamar. Snider knows that everyone had a big role in the performance. “To win it takes a total team effort, and that’s what it was.” The team’s score set the new 54hole record by 22 strokes with a total score of 884. Alison Knowles also set the individual 54-hole record shooting a 4-under for the event. Coach Snider says that depth is a big part of their success. “At any time someone could step up and shoot a low number, so we’re definitely deeper this year, and that’s going to contribute to a lot of success for the rest of the season.” “It really reflects well on our university that our women’s golf team

was able to pull out a win. It brings a little bit of excitement to campus.” said sophomore Chase Huffty. Next up, ULM will travel to Jonesboro, Ark. to play in the Arkansas State Tournament.

“To win, it takes a total team effort and that’s what it was.” Stacy Snider, women’s golf head coach After Arkansas State, the Warhawks’ season continues with the UAB Fall Beach Blast, Sun Belt Conference Preview, Le Triomphe, 2014 Lady Jaguar Invitational, 2014 Lady Eagle Invitational, LSU Golf Classic, HBU Women’s Intercollegiate and Sun Belt Conference Championship. The Warhawks had finished 13th out of 15 and the Mary Fossum Invitational in East Lansing, Mich. in their only other appearance in a tournament this year. Coach Snider is very excited about the future of this program. “We’re moving forward and we’re

bringing this to another level, and hopefully we’ll be competing at regionals and after post-season play and make a run for the conference championship this year.” Snider said. contact Dakota Ratley at

Fred Marx Standings 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 T8 T8 10 11 12 13

ULM Lamar Troy Houston Baptist McNeese State Sam Houston St. South Alabama UIW Stephen F. Austin Oklahoma City New Orleans McLennan Jackson State

The Warhawks tennis team made their first appearance of the fall on the hard court last weekend at the Big Easy Tennis Classic, hosted by the University of New Orleans in New Orleans. The team performed well and advanced to the finals on singles draw and one doubles draw. The fall portion of the tennis schedule is comprised of individual play only. Overall team scores are not combined to determine a winner. ULM will be one player short of the six person complete roster until the spring. Coach Terrence De Jongh has experienced success in his seven year coaching career at ULM. “Expectations are high. We’ve always done well in the last few years,” said De Jongh. “We’ve been nationally ranked. We’ve gotten all the way to the quarters and semifinals of the conference. Looking ahead for this year, we want to get in the final” Senior Medy Blankvoort, is looked at as being the team leader for this season. Last season she was awarded with All-Sun Belt Conference honors as well as a 2011-2012 Sun Belt Commissioner’s award. In the spring, she boasted a record of 16-2 and had the highest winning percentage on the team. “This is pretty much the season where we see where all of the girls are at individually,” said Blankvoort. “With the five girls that we have, I think that the prospects are looking good. We just need to keep working hard. We can be better. I know that.” Blanvoort and fellow teammate,

“We just need

to keep working hard. We can be better. I know that.” Medy Blankvoort, senior tennis player Justyna Krol, were invited this past weekend to participate in the Riviera/ITA Women’s All-American Championships in Pacific Palisades, California. They will be competing together as a doubles duo. This will be the first time since 2010 that ULM has sent anyone to the prestigious tournament. On the home front, the Warhawks have newly refurbished courts. The outer part of the court is gold with the playing surface in maroon. “It looks so much nicer,” said Blankvoort. De Jongh said that the team will add three more freshmen in the spring to fill out the roster for team play. The team’s next tournament will be at the ULL Invitational in Lafayette. Fall play continues through late October, assuming that the team is playing in the ITA Regionals. The last scheduled tournament is the Georgia State Southern Shootout in Atlanta, Georgia. contact Drew McCarty at

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