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Halloween costumes dos and don’ts

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Women’s golf wins second tournament

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Traveling Scholars give history lesson on civil rights movement

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Monday , 10-21 October Board of Supervisors Meetings at Baton Rouge at 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. Homecoming Court Luncheon in the SUB Ballroom at 11 a.m. - 1 p.m CAB Free Comedy Show in the SUB Ballroom at 6 p.m.

Tuesday, 10-22 Free Lunch Social in the Quad at 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Waterski Show at Bayou DeSiard at 5 p.m. Business Symposium Freshman/ Alumni Mixer in the University Conference Center (7th floor ULM Library) at 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Miss(ter) GSU Pageant in the SUB Ballroom at 7 p.m. University Chorale Concert at EmyLou Biedenhard Recital Hall at 7:30 - 9 p.m.




Bill to reopen Government Africa home government ends fiscal year to most of world’s slavery passes in Congress with a surplus (MCT) — African countries dominate a new global index on slavery, with 38 of the 50 nations where the scourge is at its worst found on the continent. The Global Slavery Index, released Thursday, estimated that nearly 30 million people remain enslaved globally, millions of whom are in Africa. Mauritania has the poorest record, with some 150,000 people in a population of 3.8 million held captive, many of whom inherited their status from their parents. Other African countries with particularly high prevalence of slavery are located in West Africa: Benin, Ivory Coast, Gambia, Gabon and Senegal.

(MCT) — The nation stepped back from the brink of default Wednesday as Congress approved a bill to reopen the federal government and raise the debt ceiling. President Barack Obama signed the bill early Thursday. The White House told federal employees to expect to return to work Thursday morning. The Senate approved the proposal crafted by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on an 81-18 vote Wednesday night. Twenty-seven Republicans joined Democrats in backing the bill. votes were Republicans.

( — Louisiana concluded the last fiscal year in the black with a $162.9 million state government surplus, an increase that Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration attributed to job growth, but the legislature’s chief economist disputed. The state government appears to have collected $8.5 billion in revenue and only spent $8.4 billion during the previous government fiscal year, which ended in June. The $162.9 million figure is just an estimate at this point. The number will have to be verified before the official surplus figure can be released in January.


“Call me an optimist, but I believe our government will come up with a totally unsatisfactory solution to a completely unnecessary crisis.” Andy Borowitz, American author and political comedian

Wednesday, 10-23 Make Social Media Work for You Workshop in ULIB 3D at 2 - 3 p.m.


The dead have risen!

Acclaimed actor set to perform epic poem recreation

Brain Bowl in the SUB at 4 - 6 p.m. University Mile at 5:30 p.m. Business Symposium Opening Session in the SUB at 4 - 8 p.m. Man of Steel Movie Night in the Grove at 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, 10-24 Quarterback Luncheon at Anna Gray Noe Alumni Center at 12 p.m. ULM Soccer vs Troy at ULM Soccer Complex at 3 - 5 p.m. The Presidential Lyceum Series presents ice cream moguals Ben and Jerry in Brown Auditorium at 7 p.m.

Friday, 10-25 Final date for dropping full term courses ULM Volleyball vs Western Kentucky at the ULm Activity Center at 7 - 9 p.m. Lost and Found Fashion Show at Brown Gym at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Saturday, 10-26 Homecoming Awards Brunch in the University Conference Center (7th floor ULM Library Bone Marrow Drive in the Grove and Warhawk Heritage Park at 10 a.m - 4 p.m College of Pharmacy Super Tailgating in the Grove (Alumni Section) at 12 p.m. Homecoming Parade at 1 :30 p.m. Pep Ralley in the Grove at 2:30 - 3:15 p.m. Homecoming Game: ULM Football vs Georgia State at 6 p.m.

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Student zombies prepare for the first 5k Zombie Outrun on Saturday at Selman field.

ULM, CenturyLink collaborate for middle schoolers


Oct. 21

1512 - Martin Luther joins the theological faculty of the University of Wittenburg 1774 - The first display of the word “liberty” on a flag, rasied by colonists in Taunton, Mass., in defiance of British rule in Colonial America 1940 - The first edition of the Ernest Hemingway novel “For Whom The Bell Tolls” is published. 1945 - Women are allowed the right to vote in France for the first time Death: King Charles VI of France dies in Paris in1422 from illness Birth: Mary Blair, American Illustrator and animator, is born in 1911.

Benjamin Bagby, scholar and performer, will take us back to the days of the Anglo-Saxons and mead halls with a performance of Beowulf accompanied by a lyre. The College of Arts and Sciences will hold a symposium to introduce the performance hosted by Rebecca Stephenson, associate professor of English, with Bagby as a guest. Bagby will discuss his process of recreating Beowulf. The symposium will take place on Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m. in Strauss Hall. His performance is Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Emy-Lou Biedenharn Recital Hall.

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The College of Business and the College of Education DREAM Office has partnered with CenturyLink to present a business program for middle school students. The program is called CenturyLink Saturday Academies and it began Saturday. Each academy is three hours and will take place in the College of Business lecture hall from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. There will be four academies.

October 21, 2013




SGA plans events Kappa Sigma suspension lifted due to lack of evidence to draw in students this fall by Ashley Lyons

by Kaitlyn Huff

SGA senators are adamant that this year is all about getting back in touch with students. Through events such as Zombie Outrun, Parent’s Day and the Halloween Ball; senators hope to please students and get them involved. President Jana Robinson, a senior history major, announced details concerning the upcoming service learning project. SGA and any student interested will be promoting mental and physical health around the campus and community. In past years the focus has been on recycling and other major issues. “The service learning project is something all schools in the UL system participate in. This year is all about numbers and we hope to have one of the best results,” Robinson said. Robinson met with the SGA president of Northwestern University and modeled her plan of action after their’s. She hopes to impact the university and surrounding areas by raising awareness of physical and mental health. “Some of the events will include handing out water bottles, free yoga classes and attending a few schools’ recesses,” Robinson said. Robinson Senator Breana Boone, a sophomore accounting major, is looking forward to the upcoming projects the SGA will be participating in. Boone, while excited to be a part of future projects, hopes to inspire students to get involved as well. “We have many different events coming up in the next few weeks. The Halloween Ball is approaching, and this year we’ll be having a costume contest with prizes for first, second and third place. While the Halloween Ball is only one event, I’m really looking forward to it and I hope the student body enjoys it,” Boone said. Boone hopes that the SGA’s decisions will reflect the desires of the students. Shaniece Mitchell, a sophomore pre-dental hygiene major, believes SGA is making a lot of improvements Boone compared to last year. “Last year they were just trying to get us to pay more money and this year it seems like they are more for us,” said Mitchell. “They are asking for our opinions now.” contact Kaitlyn Huff at

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This year’s service learning project will promote mental and physical health on campus and in the community.

ULM’s chapter of the Kappa Sigma fraternity is no longer under suspension and investigation into hazing allegations by the national office has been complete. The fraternity was temporarily suspended earlier this semester after university officials began receiving anonymous emails about alleged misconduct. The incidents were believed to have happened at a bid day party on Aug. 30. Pledges were said to have been forced to drink excessive amounts of alcohol. One pledge was thought to have been sent to the hospital due to alcohol poisoning. But the pledge took to Twitter the day after the party to deny that he went to the hospital. Later, the claims were also denied by the mother of the

pledge. National Kappa Sigma Executive Director Mic Wilson said that suspension was a part of standard procedure when an investigation is launched. When a fraternity is under suspension, they are not allowed to hold any events or participate in activities. Any findings are submitted to a review board, which will make a final decision on whether the fraternity violated any rules. Investigation was completed a couple of weeks ago after there was no evidence found to support the alleged hazing, according to Wilson. No university officials or Kappa Sigma members could be reached for comment. contact Ashley Lyons at

Hazing Data for Students Nationwide


hazing deaths since 1838

9 of 10

college students deny they have been hazed


of deaths from hazing involve alcohol


feel that adults won’t understand


of students would not report hazing because “there’s no one to tell”


of cases where students identified their experience as hazing did not report the events to campus officials

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report the coach was involved


of athletes involved in hazings report that a coach or advisor were aware

Hazing can take the form of humiliation, intimidation or de47% 1.5 M meaning treatment. of students entered high school There are three different types of hazing: subtle, harassment students are college already hazed each having experienced and violent. Subtle hazing is behavior that emphasizes a power year hazing imbalancent. It’s often seen as harmless. Name calling or being tested on meaningless information are examples. Harrassment hazing is behavior that causes physical or emotional discomfort, like threats or sleep deprivation. Finally, violent hazing is behavior that causes physical or psychological harm. 55% Examples of violent hazing include forced alcohol or drug conof college students involved in clubs, teams sumption, burning, branding, paddling or other forms of assult. and organizations If you believe your are being hazed contact your local law enexperience hazing forcement or campus police. information courtesy of and illustration by Breanna Harper



October 21, 2013


Bullying a problem that needs better solutions The Hawkeye would like to remind people of one the lesser known awareness causes of October: National Bullying Prevention Month. It was started in 2006 by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center because they felt that bullying was an underrated problem in America. Although the National Center for Educational Statistics says bullying rates are down since 1995, the rates aren’t low enough that the month isn’t needed. Some schools created anti-bullying programs to combat bullying but studies show that these programs actually increase bullying. Anti-bullying programs often show new ways to bully, and in some cases how to get a way with bullying. It’s important that if a school makes an anti-bullying program to avoid giving the tormenters new ways to avoid making other kids lives even harder. Schools also need to realize that bullying can’t be stopped in a month and needs to be a year round effort. Another way to stop bullying in schools is to encourage or kids to stand up for victims of harassment. For example, in Arizona a high school quarterback and his teammates started looking out for a girl with a brain disorder, per her mother’s request, who was being called names and had trash thrown at her. Now she longer gets bullied and they have a new fan. Teachers and other administrators can’t always be there to supervise kids. That’s why it’s important for the victim’s peers to look out for them. However it’s important for adults to actually supervise kids and take reports about bullying seriously. Better to be safe than sorry. The most important part of bullying prevention falls on the parent’s shoulders. Monitor your kid’s social media to make sure they aren’t bullying or being bullied. Schools and courts can’t always take serious actions against bullies but parents have a chance to stop it. There may not be a ribbon for anti-bullying but that doesn’t make it any less important than other causes.

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Noble purpose of feminism has become misunderstood

Kaitlyn Huff Let’s talk about the f-word: feminism. Feminism has become synonymous with a man-hating woman who is slightly insane and demands something unrealistic from society. Feminism is laughed at and looked down upon as something only troublemakers identify with. Now this doesn’t apply to everyone obviously, but it has become a term that is not commonly said in a positive manner. Feminism has been around for an incredibly long time—women have been fighting for their right to be equal to men for hundreds of years. This movement can be traced back through women’s suffrage, prominent historical figures such as Fredrick Douglas and even as far back as Anne Boleyn and Marguerite de Navarre. So why, when such a movement has been around for so long, are women still making $0.77 to every

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you and put you down. Being a feminist is all about being unafraid to take a stand and gain equality for all genders. Being a feminist isn’t about dragging men down, it’s about lifting women up. It’s about making sure we all earn that same dollar. It’s about making sure that just because you are born a certain gender you won’t be condemned to a life of earning less and generally being thought of as a “weaker sex.” In today’s world it’s nice to think and believe oppression doesn’t happen purposely. But these statistics of women’s wages being lesser than that of a man’s have not changed in decades. And equal pay is just one facet of a very big problem. Feminists everywhere focus on different issues, and social change takes a while to happen. But this is one issue that can be resolved rather easily. Employers need to implement a fair pay system, and it needs to happen now. Sexism should be a thing of the past, and many people act as though it is. But sexism is still alive in today’s culture, just like racism. And both should be dealt with accordingly. contact Kaitlyn Huff at

Halloween is nowhere near as evil as some people claim

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dollar men make? When taking race into account this statistic gets ever worse with African American women making $0.69 and Hispanic women making $0.58. America is supposed to be a land of equality, and yet women are laughed at and mocked when they demand equal treatment. When a woman is authoritative or gives orders, she is considered bossy. However a man is considered leadership material. This sort of prejudice is rampant in Hollywood, where female celebrities are questioned about their diets and exercise regimes instead of what they feel about the work they have done or the characters they portray. Recently Anne Hathaway was crucified for responding to an interviewer’s inappropriate comments regarding a wardrobe malfunction. Jenifer Lawrence and Scarlet Johansson are repeatedly labeled foul names simply because they refuse to answer questions regarding diet and weight. And when these women are labeled feminists, it is done with scorn and hate. People often mistake feminism as women hating men, but that is not the case. There is a difference between feminists and misandrists. Being a feminist doesn’t mean you think all men are evil, or are out to get

ASHLEY LYONS Halloween. The demonic holiday started thousands of years ago to celebrate the creatures of night, right? Wrong. Some people of faith avoid Halloween because they believe that it is sinful or has pagan origins. But that’s just a myth. The Druids did hold a holiday called Samhain, but because they didn’t keep written records little

about the event is known. However, the little that is known bears very little in common with our modern holiday. Many things of the notable parts of Halloween, like trick or treating, were gradually added for various reasons rather than borrowed from some pagan ritual. But let’s stop the debate over what Halloween really means and let’s just have fun with it. Halloween is my favorite holiday because to me it means dressing silly, going to parties and gives me an excuse to stuff my face with candy. It does not mean I’m summoning evil spirits or worshipping demons. Halloween is just as much of a tradition for many people as Christmas is. When I’m trying to enjoy my Christmas time, I don’t

want people around me trying to start arguments over faith, especially when some people are just trying to argue for the sake of it. I just want to enjoy the holiday. And it’s the same with Halloween. Times change and so do traditions. I don’t understand how someone could find it demonic when children run around dressed as a bumblebee or Spiderman while begging for Butterfingers. Don’t get me wrong, though. I’m not saying you have to enjoy Halloween. Everyone celebrates it differently just like everyone has different ways they celebrate Christmas or Thanksgiving. Just let the people who do enjoy Halloween continue to do so. contact Ashley Lyons at

October 21, 2013



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Emphasis should be placed on education not grades

GARRETT BOYTE I got a research paper back from one of my professors last week. In the comments, she wrote that it was a great paper, but she knocked me 10 points for using the wrong citation style. She added that if I were to go to graduate school, then I would have to learn to use the correct style. And she’s absolutely right. But it made me think. I’ll graduate in two years, or a year and a half. So I have to decide pretty quickly as to what I’m going to do after I get that diploma. I’ve thought about grad school, but it’s just never been a major interest to me. I always thought that if I were going to delve deeper into academia, then I would get a graduate degree in Classical Studies or Latin, or something else that screamed ivory tower. I’d like to do the kind of thing where I read Cicero whilst wearing padded elbows and using words like “whilst.” But alas, the more I think of higher education, the angrier I become. Granted, the state has done everything short of slicing the neck of our universities, but my biggest problem with higher education is not the funding. It’s the people and the paradigm

they have created. It all starts with the ridiculous idea that everyone should go to college. Everyone should go and further their education, but that doesn’t mean attending a university. Academia should be for academics, not professional training that could be taught at a more cost effective trade school. And not a day goes by that I don’t hear someone complaining about how stupid it is that they have to take literature, history

or foreign language when their degree is in nursing, communication or construction management. Well allow me to share the most important lesson I learned in Latin: everything is connected. And just because you can’t see the connection between Shakespeare and Pi doesn’t mean it isn’t there. (YouTube that) Understanding how everything is connected will help you understand everything in general. It’s not the key to being a genius, but it’s the fastest way to a well-rounded life.

My friends call me a Renaissance man, which I think is unfair because I can’t spell Renaissance without spell check. But they do this because I know a little bit about a lot of little things and I like to learn for the sake of learning, which is what a university should be about. The quickest way to judge whether or not your university has lost sight of the goal of learning is to just ask yourself if you know anyone who cheats, especially for online classes. Students cheating means that priorities are out of whack because the importance of the class is placed on grades and not learning. When the possession of a diploma supersedes the possession of knowledge, academia is corrupted. Thank you online degrees. I believe my mission in life is to learn as much as I possibly can before I die, which, if we listen to the ancients, is the only way to master anything. There was this old dude in a toga, whose name was Stabo, who said that mastery in any subject cannot be attained without knowledge of many subjects. This is why universities exist. This is why you have to take algebra, British literature, composition and ancient history. So you can witness for yourself the connections between every subject. So next time you’re wondering why you have to take a math class when you’re never going to use it, try looking past your nose and see the big picture. contact Garrett Boyte at



October 21, 2013


Greeks team up to educate about breast cancer Forum promotes monthly exams while still young

“I hope that students know that there is a cure for everything and we can find it.”

by Kaitlyn Huff

photo by Robert Brown

Left to right: Guest speaker Anne Staten pins a breast cancer awareness ribbon on Sophomore biology major Aritney Ross on Thursday.

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Left to right: Martinez Anderson, Klarisson Dargin and Marckel Thomas attend the candle lighting ceremony after the breast cancer forum on Thursday.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority partnered with Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity to educate the student body, both females and males, on the importance of early cancer detection. Marc Calhoun, a sophomore biology major and member of Alpha Phi Alpha, organized the event with Da’Jasia McClue, a junior kinesiology major and member of Delta Sigma Theta. Both Calhoun and McClue wished to stress the importance of breast cancer awareness, and hoped that the event would encourage students to keep up with examinations. “Everybody knows about breast cancer, but not much is done about it,” said Calhoun. “We tried to do everything we could to draw people in to hear the stories of the guests and inform the student body instead of just talking about it. Calhoun wants people to start moving and taking action. He hopes to hold the forum annually as well as establish many more events focusing on breast cancer awareness. McClue, who was personally af-

Da’Jasia McClue, junior kinesiology major fected by breast cancer, hopes that all attendees will come away from the forum informed. “I hope that students know that there is a cure for everything, and we can find it. I hope that they listened and realized that someone else’s story can impact you,” McClue said. Renee Howard, an oncologist nurse and the first guest speaker, stressed that early detection can save lives. According to Howard, more young women are falling to breast cancer, as well as young men. “Breast cancer is curable if you catch it early,” Howard said. Annie Ruth Staten, second guest speaker and breast cancer survivor, believes that breast cancer is a disease that can be overcome with the right attitude. After sharing the story of her survival, Staten encouraged students to find out their family history and be the informant of their family. “Be the messenger in your fami-

ly…find out your history. How can a doctor help you if you cannot tell him anything?” Staten said. Staten told students that it was their job to perform monthly exams and to know their body better than anyone else. “Breast cancer does not discriminate. There is life after breast cancer, but it is up to you,” Staten said. Nicholas Alford, a senior health studies major, shared the story of his mother’s fight against breast cancer. Though it took a large emotional toll on their family, Alford’s mother made it through with the help of various treatments. “We couldn’t let her see us stressed out,” said Alford. “You can’t let them see you cry, because they are trying to be strong for you. There are many nights that I went in my room and cried, my brother as well, but she never saw us cry.” contact Kaitlyn Huff at

Traveling Scholars bring civil rights movements to light by Gwendolyn Ducre

Traveling Scholars Rebbeca Watts, Sean O’Rourke and Lesli Pace held “Exploring the Visual and Rhetorical Power Of the Civil Rights Sit-Ins” to discuss 1960s sit-ins Thursday. Before the analysis began, there was a brief historical lesson. The professors also used their analysis of various sit-ins across the southern region to remind students of the significance the civil rights movement influenced the country. O’Rourke, communication studies professor from Furman University, said there are three main goals he had for the students who attended the workshop. “First, students today don’t know a lot about their history, and when they hear it they can’t get enough. Secondly, courage. It takes courage to make change,” O’Rourke said. O’Rourke’s third is to be aware of what happened in your neighbor-

hood. O’Rourke said it is student’s responsibility to be educated and know the history of their hometown. He believes that older generations share the same responsibility to remind each other of the trials that activists went through to make progress, and later pass along the same information future generations. Watts, associate communication and media studies professor at Stetson University, presented her analysis on Wade in the Water: SwimIns at St. Augustine Beach, Florida, in the Long Hot Summer of 1964. Watts previewed actual footage from sit-ins on the beaches of Florida. Kanada DeBurr, a senior mass communication major, said she enjoyed the forum and did not know a lot of the information that was presented at the workshop. “ I didn’t know about the sit-ins in Baton Rouge and New Orleans. There

was a lot I learned. I’m glad that Caucasians care as much as we do,” DeBurr said. Pace, associate communication professor, has hosted The Traveling Scholars workshop since 2009. Scholars from all over come together to share their analysis on various topics. The traveling scholars, along with an estimate amount of 30 other professors and Pace are collaborating to publish “Like a Fire: Reading the Rhetoric of the Civil Rights Sit-In.” While the title has not yet been finalized, the book will cover 20 sit-ins from all over the country. The book has been under construction for two years and the contributors hope to have it published by fall 2014.

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Sean O’Rourke, Traveling Scholar and communication studies professor from Furman University, speaks about civil rights sit-ins on Thursday.

October 21, 2013




Mortar Board makes change count with new fundraiser Penny Wars raises money for book drive in Nov. photo by Daniel Russell

Left to right: Cathrine Myers, Katie Grady and Mary Peterson discuss Dara Engler’s two-dimensional paintings on Thursday.

Former art professor presents exhibition in Bry Art Gallery by Ashley Lyons

Dara Engler uses her oil paints and watercolors to create dramatic selfportraits that represent things that have happened to her in life. Throughout October, students can view these portraits and more by Engler at Bry Art Gallery. An art reception honoring Engler, a former art professor, took place Thursday at Bry Art Gallery. Her exhibition opened Sept. 30 and will be presented through Oct. 24. For Engler, creating her artwork is a huge process. For one painting, she repainted the figure and the head three different times before she felt it was right. It took eight months to complete it. “Some of them go a lot more quickly, you just never know,” said Engler. “And I tend to work on little things at the same time as large works to try and balance the type of work I’m doing so I get breaks from the big things and do things that take a little less time. ” Engler has always had a love for art and decided in childhood that she

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Jalen Jack observes Dara Engler’s portraits on Thursday at Bry Art Gallery.

would one day become an art teacher. Engler doesn’t believe that all artists are teachers, but that all art teachers are also artists. “I mean how can you help someone figure out how to get through things in their own work if you’re not going through the same thing,” Engler said. Michelle Mccally, a senior art education major, went to the reception to show support for her favorite professor.

I’ve always liked her work because she uses herself and she distorts what she looks like a little bit,” said Mccally. “After a while if I see an artist that does only herself I’ll feel like it’s really vain but the way she changes everything gives it a different perspective.” Engler worked at ULM for four years and teaches all levels of painting and drawing. She is currently in Ithaca College in New York. contact Ashley Lyons at

by Ashley Lyons

Mortar Board, a senior honor society, has started a new fundraiser called Penny Wars that they hope to continue in the coming years. Dylan Crowell, Mortar Board fundraising chairman and history major, got the idea for the fundraiser from his student council days in high school where penny wars was an annual, competitive fundraiser between the individual classes. He pitched the idea at a Mortar Board meeting. “One year, as a school of 800 students, we raised about $1,500,” said Crowell. “…When we were discussing ideas of fundraisers, I didn’t want something that is generic, like bake sales.” Penny Wars was a competition between all seven colleges. Each college had a jar set up at the information booth in the SUB where students could come donate. According to Cody Parker, Mortar Board vice president and agribusiness major, a penny was a “positive input” toward a college. Nickels, dimes and quarters were considered negative inputs. “Therefore, say a student from the College of Arts and Sciences put a quarter in the College of Business’ jar. Then 25 points would be deducted from the College of Business’s total score,” Parker said. Paper money would deduct 100

points from a college’s total score. “...We totaled all of the money from each of the jars and in the end Graduate Studies came out with the least in the hole, therefore, they where the winners,” Parker said. M o r t a r Board’s Penny Wars took place Oct. 14 – 19. They Crowell raised approximately $200. Parker said that Mortar Board plans to make Penny Wars an annual event and they will look towards different ways to improve on the fundraiser. Hannah Guilbeau, Mortar Board president and kinesiology major, hopes to improve advertising the event, extending operation hours and methods of getting the student Guilbeau body more involved. “The money we made will be used to fund our book drive Nov. 11 through 22,” said Guilbeau. “Mortar Board’s national project is Reading is Leading. Therefore, our chapter will hold a book drive and collect children’s books to donate to a local school.” Guilbeau encourages students to not forget that every penny counts. contact Ashley Lyons at



October 21, 2013


Exciting events to lead up to homecoming game Range of activities planned for this homecoming week by Tejal Patel

It’s time again for homecoming week and there is a calendar full of events from a comedy show to a fashion show. “From an alumni perspective, the most highlighted event of the week of activities would be the alumni awards brunch,” said Tommy Walpole, Executive Director of Auxiliary Enterprises. The ULM alumni association will present all of its major awards at the brunch, including the Golden Arrow award, a service award and the George T. Walker Lifetime Achievement award. In hopes of starting a new homecoming tradition, the alumni association is offering a Young Alumni of the Year award for the first time. The homecoming parade, usually held on Friday evenings, will be

moved to Saturday afternoon so that Warhawk fans from all over the country can travel to campus in time to participate in the events. The parade will run through campus and into the grove.

“We have been playing really well and we are mentally prepared.” Tevin Horton, freshman undeclared major “We encourage everyone to get there early. The band and the spirit groups will do a pep rally right in the grove for all the fans,” said Walpole. Despite the absence of former quarterback Kolton Brown, who will out for the rest of the season due to injury, the football team is hopeful. “We hate that Kolton Browning

went down with an injury, but we are supportive of the new quarterback and the team,” said Walpole. “We hope it’s a really good crowd. “ Christina Bruno, a marketing major and freshman homecoming maid, is excited to represent her class on homecoming court. Bruno quoted Vince Lombardi, former NFL head coach, to offer support to the players. “A wise man once said ‘the difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.’ No matter what, never give up the will to fight,” Bruno said. Tevin Horton, freshman football player and undeclared major, said the team will be taking their time to enjoy the week’s events to help them get pumped up for the game. “We have been playing really well and we are mentally prepared. We should have a good game,” Horton said. contact Tejal Patel at

Homecoming Week Big Events • Presidential Lyceum Series - The Lyceum Series presents ice cream moguls, Ben and Jerry, on Thursday • Miss(ter) GSU Pageant - guys will poke fun at the opposing team on Oct. 22 • Homecoming Parade - followed by a pep rally in the Grove • ULM vs GSU - game will kick off on Saturday at 6 p.m.

October 21, 2013




Zombie 5k Outrun gives scary good time for students SGA rises from dead to raise money for campus by Halen Doughty

photos by Daniel Russell

Top: Participants run through muddy water while attempting to avoid zombies. Middle left: participant gets through water while student dressed as zombie watches. Middle right: Breana Boone acts as zombie Saturday ; Bottom left: Dylan Walker participates in zombie obstacle course Saturday; Bottom right: Cody Parker acts as zombie during course Saturday.

Zombies lurked out of the bayou waters on Saturday at Selman Field to chase students through an obstacle course. The run consisted of a 5K outdoor track with a variety of obstacles that runners had to maneuver while being chased by the zombies. Each runner was given a flag football belt with four flags, which the zombies attempted to take. Physical contact between runners and zombies was not allowed to ensure the safety of all participants. The Zombie Outrun was the last of the Warhawk Dash series. Each year SGA hosts an obstacle course run at Selman Field, but this year was the last year for the event. According to Laura Knotts, Director of Student Life and SGA advisor, the field used for the run will no longer be available for SGA use because it is being dedicated to a new project. This year was the first zombie themed run. “Since so many people participated last year, we wanted to give this one a new twist,” Knotts said. Over 150 runners participated in the event. The runners were chased by approximately 30 SGA members and volunteers dressed as zombies. SGA provided make-up for the zombies such as fake blood, face pain, and shredded clothes. The zombies also brought their own zombie gear as well. The obstacles that runners faced on the course include a haunted playhouse, mud pits, a “traffic jam” of cars, swimming across a small pond, a tire march, crawling through tractor tires and a hoard of zombies. Zombies were hidden around several of the obstacles throughout the course. SGA spent three days setting up the course. David Evans, a sophomore majoring in pre-pharmacy, participated in the run and finished in the top ten runners. “It was a good run. There were a lot of challenges which made it all the more entertaining,” Evans said. Kevin Carroll, a junior agribusiness major and SGA member, was one of the zombies on the course. Carroll said that the run was fun but tiring. He was happy with the turnout for the event.

“We had a lot of people who were really gung-ho and others who were here just to have a good time. I’m glad we had both types of people here,” Carroll said. A table filled with water and snacks was set up for the runners at the finish line. Sell The Kids, a local band, volunteered to perform for the event. A stage was set up near the track. Each runner paid a registra- Carroll tion fee of $20 to $40, prices varied based on time of registration. A t-shirt was included in the registration price. SGA spent approximately $3,000 total on the event.

“We had a lot of people who were really gung-ho and others who were here just to have a good time.” Paul Carroll, junior agribusiness major Prizes were awarded to the top 10 men and women runners. The top 10 in each group received a medal and skeleton drinking glass. Third place and above were awarded bandanas, water bottles and a choice of movies. Second place and above received a copy of Max Brook’s, “The Zombie Survival Guide.” The first place Knotts winners, Beaux Bennett and Heather Walters, received a copy of World War Z. Prior to the event, SGA announced that if 275 people participated SGA would buy phone charging stations for the SUB. Each station would feature eight charging chords, which would be compatible with most phones. Knotts said that since SGA did not meet their goal of participants, theywill discuss whether or not to supply the rest of the funding for the project. contact Halen Doughty at



October 21, 2013


by Gwendolyn Ducre

Every year around this time kids, teenagers and even adults are preparing the perfect costume for Halloween. Some students are anxious to pass out candy to the children while others are excited to dress up. Halloween has been a tradition for kids to dress up as their favorite cartoon character and go door-to-door to collect candy. But when are we too old to go trickor-treating or dressing up? Is there an age limit? Kelsey McGuire, a junior graphic design major, says she loves Halloween because it brings back good memories from her childhood. McGuire participates in Halloween festivities every year. This year, McGuire plans on dressing up as a classic witch. McGuire feels everyone should practice their inner child and dress up for one day. She thinks there’s no harm in wearing a costume as an adult; as long as it’s age appropriate.

“To me it depends on the outfit, like age wise. If it’s an older person, maybe the older costumes. Cartoon costumes should be for the kids, and the classic costumes should be for the older people,” McGuire said. There are a lot of costumes that are made for the more mature audience who want to be someone else for the day.

“Once a year you get to dress crazy so why not.” Tyler Manning, English major

For women, there’s the infamous sexy cop, nurse or the Bride of Frankenstein costumes that you keep wanting to be every year. For men, there’s always the famous Elvis costume, Michael Jackson or a hunky firefighter. There’s no law forbidding adults

from dressing up for Halloween. Tyler Manning, a senior English major, says he paints his face and dresses up like a zombie for every Halloween. Manning says he dresses up simply because it’s fun. “Once a year you get to dress crazy so why not,” Manning said. However students like Kris Graham, a sophomore nursing major, feels people shouldn’t wear costumes at all. Graham also does not wish to celebrate this holiday due to religious reasons. “I don’t like Halloween because I don’t like when people wear costumes. I don’t think it symbolizes anything. If it’s ‘just for fun’ you can have fun doing anything else. We’re too old to be wearing costumes. Leave it for the kids,” Graham said. Graham also says dressing up is a gender role. Graham says the guys where he’s from do not wear costumes; it’s too girly. Halloween, or All Hallows’ Eve,

became an American holiday in the early 1900’s. The Holiday orientated in Ireland then eventually led to the United States. Costumes were made popular by Americans. Trick-or-treating, known to some as guising, can be a sketchy practice by definition. Children go out and ask the question, “trick or treat?” The jist is that if the child doesn’t get a treat they may show a trick by rolling the person’s home. Halloween was originally targeted to young children; especially after the baby-boom. According to, America makes an annual $6 billion dollar gross from Halloween. So now the question is, what will you be for Halloween?

Illustration by Breanna Harper

Is there an age limit for Halloween?

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Halloween Hits: popular costumes for 2013 show funny side the cool Even though Breaking Bad is gone forever our memories of Walter White are here to stay. Relive every episode by dressing up as your favorite meth dealer for Halloween. Don’t forget the meth though. Grab some blue rock candy and bag it up for your friends.

or No one was as cool, sophisticated and a little crazy as Daisy Buchanan. Bring back the Roaring ‘20s this Halloween with a great flapper outfit. Art deco dresses with a curly bob and pearls are an easy go-to costume. For the guys bring out your inner gangster persona and Tommy gun.

the clever Do you have “the strength to get things done?” Be the Brawny man. And if carrying around a roll of paper towels makes you feel like you are going to be deemed housekeeper of the party, be a lumberjack. No one will mess with a lumberjack. Especially if you have a fake (or real) axe in hand. This costume is super simple but very clever. Another great idea is being Fifty Shades of Grey by hotgluing grey paint sample strips to a shirt.


Who doesn’t love Starbucks? DIY costumes are always a trend with college women. Search pin boards for fun and easy outfits you can make for cheap. There are a lot of options for group costume ideas or even couple costumes. Flo and Mayhem are a popular duo, while Taco Bell sauce packets are a cool trend too.

the ugly The universe won’t let us forget some things. It won’t let us forget that candy has tons of calories. It won’t let us forget graduation is further away than we think. And it surely won’t let us forget that VMA performance this year. Don’t go in this direction no matter what. We may think it is a funny costume for a second, but drudging up the past we wish to forget is cruel. As for the really creepy horse and unicorn head. Why? Why must manifactureurs create these masks. Think before going in a direction that no one else will think is funny.

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October 21, 2013



When choosing a costume this year: modest is hottest

JAMIE ARRINGTON I have never been one to show a lot of skin. I love to feel comfortable, yet fashionable in every social setting. I know many young women to say the same, but why is it that one night a year our morals and style fly out the window? Halloween to college students is known for dressing like your favorite character, no matter who they are, and trying to make it as skimpy as possible. “I want to be Kim Kardashian for Halloween.” Sounds great, just make sure you don’t go as far as Kim K. in her sex tape days. The price we pay for costumes of such little and horrible quality material is nuts. Walking through Spirit Halloween any passer by can see the $50 price tags on most women’s costumes.

As college students that have part time jobs and bills to pay, why should we spend money on polyester rags. I’m not saying that women can’t be comfortable with their sexuality. If Miley has taught us anything this year it is that women are very sexual beings. All I ask is that you think about your outfit before purchase or wear. Are you going to be comfortable and confident in it? If you want to have a sultry costume, go for it. But leave some things for the imagination. Go ahead, show some cleavage, just don’t show so much you look like Janet Jackson at the Super Bowl. Confidence is key in making any look fabulous. If your outfit is too short or too tight you may be pulling and tugging on spandex rather than enjoying a fun-filled holiday. On the flipside I’m not suggesting you wear a bedsheet with two eye holes cut out of it either. Show your personality and have fun. I guess that is what we have forgotten about this holiday. It’s about kids dressing up and getting tons of candy. Have fun. Show your personality and your crazy side. I just don’t honestly think one’s personality sums up to being Pocahottie with

braids and a beaded mini skirt. And let’s not forget it’s finally getting cold outside. Why freeze when you can have fun? Guys would like the sparse clothed witch or fishnet zombie bride, but they will like creativity a lot more. Having the ability to make fun of yourself or looking a little crazy is something I wish I had more of. Modest is hottest when you show skin in moderation, are comfortable, confident and ready to have a blast. So what is an alternative to buying the million dollar polyester rags? If you like to be creative think about a Do-It-Yourself costume. Pinterest is always a click away to help with any DIY project and should be packed right now with last minute Halloween costume ideas. If DIY isn’t your thing, just open your closet. What outfit could be transformed into a great costume? As college students we are expanding our closet with business professional attire. Why not be a Real Housewife of Monroe? The posiblities are endless when it comes to outfits for Halloween. No need in wasting money or feeling uncomforble. contact Jamie Arrington at

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SNL’s Tina Fey shines light on young women and their cultural norms, like scandalous Halloween outfits, in the movie Mean Girls.

Case of the Mondays here to keep us down by Kaitlyn Huff

It’s as incurable as the common cold and as devastating as the flu. A case of the Mondays can drag you down the entire length of the week, trudging along hoping to make it to Friday. We all suffer from it, that feeling of dread that creeps in late Sunday evening as we realize we have to get back to work in the morning. “Monday is the day right after the weekend, it means I have to start practice again and it’s just dreadful,” said Christina Gray, a junior accounting major. “I believe that we go into Monday with the wrong attitude, everything we do on Monday seems stupid or tiring.” Gray believes Wednesdays to be relieving, and uses them as motivation to finish out the week strong. “Hump Day” has become the tipping point for the downward slide to the weekend. “My Mondays personally suck because as a freshman, I already had some courses scheduled for me and I couldn’t change them and ended up having to schedule around them.,” Macey Scott, freshmen kinesiology major said. “I have classes from eight to 10 a.m. and then three ran-

dom breaks between the rest of my classes.” Scott spends her breaks around campus, meeting up with friends. To cure that Monday slump, try scheduling some fun activities to get you through the day. Attitude adjustment is the key to making a Monday slump disappear. “The Monday negativity is a personal issue to me, you need to prepare Sunday for that uphill weekly warm-up,” BrenGray dan McNeill, a sophomore history major said “It’s not for everybody but it helps to find a reason to like Mondays.” McNeill finds Mondays difficult due to staying out late Sunday and lacking the willpower to change his habits. Starting the mornings out extremely early with a 30 minute bike ride also influences his opinion of the dreaded day. Waking up and doing a small workout gets endorphins going that are proven to make people happier. Jessica Andrews, a sophomore el-

Making Mondays Marvelous Go to sleep early on Sunday Listen to music in the morning while getting ready Illustration by Megan Dew

ementary education major, finds Mondays to be one of her favorite days of the week. “If people would stop fretting about it, Monday could be the best day. It’s the first day you get to see your friends if you didn’t see them over the weekend and a chance to get involved in something that didn’t happen over the weekend,” Andrews said. According to research from Rush

University in Chicago “social jet lag” may be a cause of Monday morning blues. Staying up late and sleeping in might be a reason for your slow start to the week. With the right attitude and a bright outlook we can change that Monday slump into the bright beginning of a good week. contact Kaitlyn Huff at

Plan something special for Monday Remember...Friday is only four days away



October 21, 2013


Major Spotlight

Education majors Six seconds is as much lay ground work as the average viewer for future students can handle these days by Gwendolyn Ducre

by Stacy Reppond

ULM offers education degrees such as math, science and English. Students can choose which route depending on thier interest. Students can also earn advanced degrees in many of the same areas. A Masters of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T) option for teachers already employed that are seeking more certification and add-on endorsements to previous certifications. Advanced degrees offered in the graduate program are elementary education, secondary education, reading and special education. Emily Lovelady, a senior elementary education major, says that teachers lay the ground work. “The most important thing, and I live by this and hope to bring it to my classroom one day, is that every child can learn, but not all in the same way or in the same time,” Lovelady said. Four options for certification specifically in special education are early inter vention, educational assessment, gifted/talented and mild/ Lovelady moderate disabilities. A doctorate in education is available in curriculum and instruction. Majors other than the specified elementary education majors are secondary and focus on grades 6-12. Both the French and Spanish education majors cover grades K-12. Many majors also allow for one of two add-ons: early childhood education and special education. Secondary education majors are also able to pursue a minor if desired. The availability of all of these majors enables students to decide their path into the field of education based on their personal interests and aspirations. “I’m learning to accomodate all students in the classroom so that they can reach their full potential,” Lovelady said. “My job will be to

Image courtesy of Emily Lovelady

Education students teach mock lessons to fellow classmates to get comfortable with a classroom setting.

reach every child that walks through my door, to keep them safe, love them and scaffold learning so they can become productive citizens.”

“I would love to change or guide someone’s life, even in the smallest way.” Sarah Chishlom, secondary education major Though the fields of interest vary, all education majors have a foundation in taking similar basic courses. Students take the PRAXIS exam for admission into the teacher education program, get field experience and learn by student teaching in classrooms in local schools. “We want them to experience diversity,” assistant department head of curriculum, instruction and leadership , Ava Pugh said . The program also has an international honor society, Kappa Delta Pi, for students majoring in education. A+PEL is another group on campus education majors can get involved in.

Associated Professional Educators of Louisiana volunteer at local schools, attend conferences and networks with education professionals. Though students have the common goal of teaching and impacting students, a student’s particular education major depends on the subject that he or she prefers. This option allows students to learn about what interests them and to pass on that knowledge to their future students. “I decided to become a secondary E n g l i s h Chishlom education major first off because I believe I would enjoy teaching English for a lifelong career,” Sarah Chisholm, a senior secondary English education major, said. “I want to teach because I would love to be ‘that teacher’ that someone remembers and appreciates - the teacher that someone thinks back to. I would love to change or guide someone’s life, even in the smallest way.” contact Stacy Reppond at

Remember going to YouTube to watch only one video and find yourself staying up until 2 a.m. watching more? Well, today some students are spending more time watching Vine and Instagram videos rather than the longer films on YouTube. Binge Viner Shardora Paster, a junior health studies major, said she likes that Vine only allows users to record in a few seconds, because it shows how creative people can be in such a short period of time. “I don’t believe they [videos] should be longer than six seconds. Instagram started allowing 15 second videos but to me they aren’t as entertaining as Vines…I still use YouTube. I’m a big music fan so I go to YouTube for listening to music,” Paster said. With technology evolving, finding data or researching has become quick and easy- making viewers’ attention spans shorter. Let’s face it, watching a three minute video just isn’t as funny as watching a quick clip that gets straight to the punch line. This physiological effect is why Vine is becoming more popular, and more entertaining. A compilation of Vine videos can actually be found on YouTube-the irony. These videos consist of 77 videos but last for eight minutes. YouTube is the founding father for social media videos and is still being used significantly. If looking for an old film, tutorials or lectures YouTube will still be the first search engine. When it comes to wanting a quick laugh, Vine will probably be the place to visit. So, each media outlet have its own strengths. Neil White, a sociology professor, said the new generation has a shorter attention span than ever before. He blamed it on technologyImage courtesy of YouTube specifically cell Students mainly use YouTube for music videos or to phones. learn new things in tutorials. White witnessed a group of students at the Wesley Foundation sitting down watching television, but he said they weren’t actually watching the TV. “None of the students were looking at each other. They all were looking down at their cell phones. There was no eye contact or communication,” White said. While teaching, White prefers not to use video clips or slideshows. He said he teaches the way Jesus did; it worked out for him. Students like Robert Renn, a junior digital media major, said he still watches YouTube for entertainment and for learning. “If I’m interested, I’ll keep watching. I won’t give much attention to like funny kittens and stuff like that. So, I’m usually looking up stuff that either I’m trying to learn something or I’m trying to learn an event,” Renn said. Videos on the web have experienced an upward spiraled since Vine and Instagram launched. According to the YouTube’s press, 100 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute whereas five tweets per sec contain a Vine post. By 2017, Neomobile estimated that two-thirds of the world’s data traffic will be video. contact Gwendolyn Ducre at


October 21, 2013


FREESTYLE crossword

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Visual and Performing Arts department of music to host Chorale Fall Concert Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Emy-Lou Biedenharn Recital Hall. The concert is free for students and can be attended for class credit in many art appreciation classes. Chorale’s concert is set a week after ULM’s Concert and Chamber choirs perform at First United Methodist Church that happened last Tuesday. Deborah Chandler conducted the concert alongside Cameron Weatherford and his choir The Alexandrians. Chandler first noticed this La. highschool choir during a choir tour to recruit students for the music department. The highschool choir from Rapides Parish visited ULM the day of the concert and only practiced with ULM’s choir for a few hours before show time. Chandler’s three choirs (concert, chamber and chorale) have a full schedule for the rest of the semester. After they return from Honor Choir in Baton Rouge this weekend the choirs will begin working on fall choir tour to recruit La. students to the music program and also have multiple Christmas concerts.



October 21, 2013


NFL reigns supreme while college football is the better watch

We’re in full swing of football season. Grills have been burning, foam fingers waving and fight songs all across the country have been played. So what day is better for the sport, Saturday or Sunday? Professional football is the most popular sport in America. It shouldn’t be. College football is far and away the better game. The passion, the tradition and the pageantry is unrivaled by any other sport. The professionals have the best players, but college has the best fans. A Monday Night Football game in the Mercedes Benz Superdome, one of the loudest stadiums in professional sports, has nothing on, for arguments sake, Death Valley in Baton Rouge on Saturday Night. One big argument for professional football is that you can cheer for the same player every year. Tom Brady has been with the Patriots for 13 years. That’s three whole college careers! However, that’s exactly what makes college football so fun. Teams face new challenges every year based on whom they will be losing to graduation or who will go try their luck in the NFL draft. Sure, top notch recruiting has kept schools such as Alabama and Ohio State towards the top of the polls almost every year, but every school goes down eventually. The tradition is one of the best parts about college football. The NFL simply cannot match college traditions. There simply aren’t any notable professional traditions to speak of. One could go for days naming off college traditions: Roll Tide Roll, Hook em’ Horns, Boomer Sooner, and one of the newer college traditions, Talons Out. Every school has something special. The sheer passion is the number one reason why professional sports will never match college sports. People cheer for their professional teams because they live in that area, their family has always cheered for that team, or simply because they are good. People cheer for their college team most likely because their roots are there. That might have been there alma mater. There will always be fans that bandwagon to whatever the hot team is at the time, but for the most part, a majority of people stick to their team, especially if they attended that school. A student who attends that university feels as if they are a part of something. Alumni feel as if they are still connected to the team. There’s something unexplainable about the connection between student body and those that represent them on the athletic field. Even the athletes feel it. Professionals go to wherever show them the money. College kids go to one place and stay. The next time you sit down for a weekend of football, just watch the faces of those involved. The answer is clear, college football trumps professional football any day of the week. contact Dakota Ratley at


photo by Daniel Russell

Senior left-hand pitcher, Chad Miller threw a complete game win for the Grey team Saturday against the Maroon team.

Baseball divides roster in order for annual ‘Blood Series’ The annual intersquad series known as the ‘Blood Series’ is underway. A draft to decide who would play on which team was held Oct. 14. Players could either be drafted by the Maroon team or the Grey team. Upperclassmen and underclassmen are divided up as evenly as possible. The series is a best of series that will last unil Saturday, Oct. 26. Games Tuesday and Friday will begin at 6 p.m. The final game will begin at 11:30 a.m.The losing team of the series will have to donate blood to a Monroe blood bank. The Grey team features veteran starters, Dalton Herrington, Justin Stawychny, and Kodie Tidwell. On the Maroon team, Jeff Fuller, Dalton Todd and Jared Dye will be key players. On Saturday, the Greay team came away with the wih in the serie’s opening game. Herrington was 2-4 with two runs and two rbi’s. Stawychny also had two

hits to go along with this three rbi’s. The two combined for all of the team’s runs. Chad Miller pitched a complete game win to compliment his team’s five runs.

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October 21, 2013




ULM Final Results

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photo by Daniel Russell

Left: Alison Knowles perfects her stroke Thursday after she set the ULM golf record for lowest single round score.

Women’s golf wins Lady Red Wolf Classic by Drew McCarty

The women’s golf team won their second consecutive tournament last week when the traveled to Jonesboro, Arkansas for the Lady Red Wolf Classic. Not only was this the teams second straight win, but it was Alison Knowles’ second consecutive tournament to lead the individual standings. “It’s still sinking in really. To win two consecutive tournaments is a pretty big deal,” said Knowles. “I’ve been working hard, working on my game, making it nice and solid. We’ve been practicing hard as a team and it just came together really.” Knowles’ second round score of 8-under par 64 will go down in the ULM golf record books. The score was the lowest single round score in school history. That includes the men’s team as well. Head coach Stacy Snider is very pleased with Knowles’ performance so far this season. “She (Knowles) is just a great player. Honestly, I think that she is the best player in the conference,” said Snider. With the recent success that the team is having, conference opponents are bound to take notice of the Warhawks. The team is confident and

ready for the tests that await them. “People know that we’re a good team in the conference and people are going to be gunning for us, so to speak,” said Snider. “We’re just going to keep our head down and continue to work hard and if we continue to do that then we’ll see the results. That’s all we can really worry about.” There were two more Warhawk golfers that finished in the top 10 of the field. Angela No finished in the seventh spot and Emily Stratton finished tied for eighth. “Hopefully we will start getting a little more support from our campus,” said Stratton. “Since we are winning I feel like people are going to start knowing us more.” The Warhawks tee off again on Oct. 28, in Gulf Shores, Alabama for the UAB Fall Beach Blast. This will be the team’s last tournament before they take on conference foes at the Sun Belt Conference Preview on Nov 3. “We’re thrilled. We couldn’t ask for anything more,” said Snider. “The girls are really coming together and playing well. I’m just so happy and thankful that everything’s coming together.” contact Drew McCarty at

Warhawks,Macneal impress at Bill Ross by Drew McCarty

The men’s golf team finished third last week at Bill Ross Intercollegiate in Overland Park, Kansas. This was the team’s second time to finish in the top three in consecutive tournaments. Charlie Macneal followed up his impressive first place performance at the Houston Baptist Men’s Intercollegiate with a third place finish in this tournament. “I’ve been playing pretty solid. Coach Walt Williams has been helping me a lot with my mental game,” said Macneal. “I’ve working on different parts of my game. It’s nice to finally see some of the work starting to pay off in the tournaments. It feels great to be helping out the team.” Mason Seaborn was next in line for the Warhawks. He golfed his way to an impressive eighth place finish with an overall score of 219. His second round of 71 was his lowest and it was the second lowest for the team throughout the tournament. “We’re all pretty pleased with how we’re playing. We obviously want

to pick up a couple of strokes here and there, but I think if we keep doing what we’re doing right now with how we’re practicing, we’ll get over that hump and eventually get a victory this year.” Greg Smail also finished in the top 10. His final score was identical to Seaborn’s and so was the position in which they finished. Christian Tepley and Adam McCleary also competed for the Warhawks. McCleary said that if his game were a little better, the team would have had more of a chance to get the win. “I have to claim some of the responsibility for the way the team finished,” said McCleary. “If I would’ve gone out there and played a little better, I think the team as a whole would have had a little more chance of being right up there.” Next up for the Warhawks is a trip to Vero Beach, Florida on Oct. 28 to participate in the Quail Valley Collegiate Invitational. A week after that, they will be in Biloxi, Mississippi for the Arkansas State Fall Beach Classic. contact Drew McCarty at

photos by Daniel Russell

Above: Mason Seaborn practices Thursday on the putting green at Chenault Park in Monroe. He finished the Bill Ross Intercollegiate with an overall score of 219 and an eighth place finish.

Left: Adam McCleary chips the ball up from a sand trap and onto the green in a Thursday practice. McCleary ended the last tournament tied for 68th.



October 21, 2013


Here comes the BOOM

photos by Daniel Russell

From left to right: Left: Centarius Donald poses in lockeroom in Malone Stadium. Middle: Donald walks out of the tunnel and onto the field. Right: Donald cuts to the right running the ball Thursday.

Centarius Donald still running strong after multiple injuries by Drew McCarty

It was second and eight and the score was knotted up at 14. The ball was at the 10-yard line. The Warhawks had the ball with less than 30 seconds left to play. If there was a time in the game when play calling was important, it was now. The play call comes in. Centarius Donald got the call he had been waiting for. Quarterback Brayle Brown put the ball in his hands and off went Donald. He darted to the right, throwing defenders around like ragdolls before he was brought down around the goal line. The officials ruled him down inside the one but chose to take another look. When Donald and his teammates couldn’t hold their breath any longer, it was announced that the ruling on the field had been overturned.

Touchdown Warhawks. Touchdown Centarius. If there was one play that summed up Donald’s career at ULM, it was this play. In 2011, Centarius, or “Five” as his teammates call him, was a sophomore and ready to jump into the backfield for head coach Todd Berry. He rushed for 414 yards on 59 carries. He had two games where he ran for over 100 yards, including a 144yard, two-touchdown performance against Grambling State. The season was cut short by a knee injury in the third quarter of the North Texas game. The 2012 season couldn’t come quick enough for Centarius. After months of strenuous rehab and exercise, he was ready. In the fifth game of the year, Donald went down...again. To his disappointment, that would be all of the time he saw in the season. There were two options: quit or keep working. “I had a couple of injuries that kind

of set me back. My work ethic and working hard to get back on the field after seeing my teammates struggle, motivated me to work harder and get better at everything that I do to get back on the field,” said Donald. If you know anything about Centarius’ personality, leadership abilities, and work ethic, you know which option he chose. “The game is important to him, not for himself but for his team,” said Berry. “He never wants to let anybody down. I think that’s kind of what drives him. He’s not playing for himself, he’s playing for everybody else on the team.” Columbia, Louisiana is where Centarius calls home. He played at Caldwell High School where he earned first team all-district, first team all-northeast, and first team allstate after his senior season. Despite these impressive accolades, Donald was not highly sought after. “He came out of a small program and didn’t have a lot of things going

for him. There weren’t a lot of offers or any other of those kinds of things,” said Berry. “I remember when we went on the first home visit he was really excited.” When the Warhawks offered, he jumped at the opportunity of coming to Monroe. “Me coming from a small town, I wasn’t getting too much recruitment. They called me up and said they wanted me and I wasn’t going to wait until the last minute,” said Donald. “It was a big offer and I wound up taking it. I felt like I fit in here with the program and the things that Coach Berry is doing with the team.” Coming from a small town and program meant that Centarius was going to have to work that much harder to get noticed. His unquestionable work ethic even then, lead him to where he wanted to be. Senior running back Jyruss Edwards, has been right a long side Centarius’ throughout his time at ULM. Edwards said that the two have

learned a lot from each other. “He’s a great guy, man. He’s a real down to earth, hard working guy. He’s somebody that’s really been pushing me and making me stay on my ‘A’ game,” said Edwards. “He’s just an outstanding person, on and off the field.” “Something I’ve learned from him is being physical,” said Edwards. “I don’t know if he knows this, but I watch everything that he does. This trademarked brand of physical play has earned Donald the nickname of “Boom”. “They call us Boom and Bam,” said Edwards. “We’re the one-two punch.” Donald is undoubtedly glad to be back in the lineup. He expects big things from himself and from his team for the rest of the year. The best part is that he still has another year of eligibility left. “I’m thinking of a plan of my goals,” said Donald. “It’ll come soon.” contact Drew McCarty at

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