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FALSE: Jim Nabors and Rock Hudson weer good friends, but that was all. The rumors spread when the tabloids began publishing photographs of the two men dining together at several Hollywood nightclubs. The story of their wedding started as a joke instigated by a gay couple in California who often promoted their partieis with wacky invitations. The rumors could not have started at a worse time for both men. Jim Nabors was trying to reinvent himself by recording an album. Rock Hudson was just beginning a long and successful stint on the television show McMillan & Wife with actress Susan St. James. It turned out that Jim Nabors was not gay, but Rock Hudson was. The handsome actor “came out” in the August 15, 1985 issue of People magazine, where he admitted that he had contracted AIDS. Hudson died of AIDS on October 2, 1985. faculty advisor Greg Jones @the university of west alabama

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You are in a bad weather situation. You can hear the wind blowing outside. The rain hammers down on the roof of your home or dorm. All of a sudden, you hear what sounds like the world’s largest freight train. A tornado has touched down and is closing in on your home. Do you know what to do in order to survive the impact? Do you have a plan in place to deal with the aftermath? If the power is out, do you have enough food to last? If you said no to any of those questions, reading the rest of this article can save your life. 72 hour bag One of the first things

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you need to do is organize a 72 hour bag. A 72 hour bag should contain enough non-perishable food items and water to last you a minimum of 72 hours. This bag should also contain as the bare minimum a flashlight, batteries, a radio, cash, clothes, an emergency blanket, a book of matches or a lighter, dryer lint for starting a fire, a poncho, power bar protein snacks, and a first aid kit. If a disaster were to happen and shut off the power, water, and other amenities that you are used to having, this kit will be your lifeline for at least three days. As you assemble your 72 hour

bag, remember that what you put in the bag may provide everything your friends and family need to survive on You have your bag made; the sirens are going off outside your window, and everyone is in a state of panic. What do you do? The first step to surviving is to remain calm. Assess your situation and come up with a plan. If you are in a dorm on campus, seek designated disaster areas. If you live in Speith or Selden, take the stairs down to the basement. If you are in Reed, Hoover, or Patterson, make your way to the bottom of the SUB as fast as you can. On

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your way out the door, be sure to grab your 72 hour bag and take it with you. There is no use in making it up and then leaving it in your room when it comes time to actually use it. If you live in Sisk or Stickney gather on the first floor of the building where your RA tells you to wait. If you live off campus, find either a bathroom or closet and get inside it and hide. If you have a basement, go there immediately. Use your kit radio to listen for updates on the weather. Sit in your safe zone until someone gives you the “all-clear” to leave.

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to flood and cities went days without power. The Hurricane dissipated around Sunday night but left many houses ruined and high wind speeds. As with any other hurricane, with high winds come disastrous tornadoes. Irene and the tornadoes killed 18 people, causing an estimated $3 billion in damage. More than 4 million homes and businesses lost power. Many have begun community services to piece the torn eastern states back together in an effort to allow the people whom evacuated and lost their homes to come back. All over the country, people have begun to gather together in hopes of assisting their brethren on the eastern coast.

You have been given the all clear, and you are making your way outside. The tornado has landed right on top of where you are. All you can see is destruction everywhere. Power is not coming back on anytime soon, and it is unknown if the water supply has been compromised. This is what you have been preparing for. Grab your 72 hour bag and find immediate shelter. If necessary, debris can be used to construct a

makeshift shelter. Use the supplies in your bag to keep yourself comfortable, ration the nonperishable food in your bag, and conserve your water supply. The end objective is to be able to support yourself until Red Cross or FEMA arrives and can render aid. These tips, if followed correctly, will help ensure that you are ready to survive any disaster and also support yourself in the wake of the disaster.

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One of the worst natural disasters in history occurred six long years ago, Hurricane Katrina. This storm swept through parts of Alabama and Mississippi but caused the most horrific damage in New Orleans, La. Katrina claimed over 1,800 lives and caused at least 80 to 100 billion dollars in property damages. More than 80 percent of New Orleans, La., was immersed underwater, and over 100,000 people were evacuated and eventually had to rebuild their lives in other places. Now, years later, homes are still boarded up, and small communities have yet to rebuild. Seventy percent of New Orleans residents are still homeless. Most displaced residents have settled into lives in other parts of the country. Most feel that the physical, emotional and economic

distress Katrina caused will never truly be overcome and forgotten. Katrina will forever be a scar on Louisiana’s history. Approximately 110.000 fewer people now reside in New Orleans because of this catastrophic natural disaster. This storm motivated our fellow Americans to pull together and help Louisiana’s distressed citizens. Television programs solicited donations; many people volunteered to help clean up the rubbish. Funds were raised from small towns. Many people sent supplies down by the bus loads. Americans from all over gave their hard earned money and precious time to help Katrina victims get back on their feet. Six years later, Louisiana residents are rebuilding, one house at a time, with faith that their communities will be restored.

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several feet of water on its roads. Irene began to move back into the ocean after its destructive expedition in North Carolina but ventured back up the East Coast into Virginia at 5:00 p.m. Richmond was flooded and blocked by downed trees and power lines, leaving many cities on the East Coast without power. Irene did not waste time traveling faster up to Maryland, Delaware, and Washington area. Millions of households were without power, and mandatory evacuations spread throughout Delaware. Soon, Irene trampled over the New Jersey and New York areas. The storm stirred even more evacuations as towns began

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Aug. 27, 2011, was a tense day as the East Coast prepared for the oncoming Hurricane. Hurricane Irene began in the Atlantic Ocean as a tropical wave pushed off of the West African border. Its pressure began to lessen as it pushed closer to the States but intensified as it neared the Caribbean, making the East Coast begin to feel uneasy. Irene crashed in North Carolina at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday Aug. 27, 2011. It landed at Cape Lookout as a Category 1 storm with wind speed at 74-95 mph and a storm surge at 4-5 feet above normal. The Bogue Inlet Pier and the pier at Atlantic Beach collapsed, and the town was reported to have

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selected lines from the official “Talk Like a Pirate Day” song by Tom Smith:

But, brother, if I had me druthers, I'd chuck it and head out to sea... A worldwide subculture of individuals choose to still live the life of a pirate every day. These are not the types of pirates who hijacked the Spanish military in 2009 but are rather like the pirate family featured on an episode of “Wife Swap” in 2007. Every September 19, citizens of the world are invited to join in the ways of this subculture for “Talk Like a Pirate Day.” The idea for the day originated in 1995 by John Baur, or “Ol’ Chumbucket” to his friends, and Mark Summers, who goes by “Cap’n Slappy” as a way to break the monotony of an everyday work week. Perhaps the day would

not have gained so much popularity if it wasn’t for the help of humor columnist Dave Barry who helped the duo gain media coverage for the unusual holiday in 2002. Inspiration for ways to have fun on “Talk Like a Pirate Day” can be everywhere. For example, Childhood Cancer Support Inc. sponsors a pirate themed fundraising event where the money raised goes to support children with cancer and their families. (http://www.talklikeapirateday.org) Lyricist Tom Smith was inspired to write a song for the day, which later became the official Talk Like a Pirate Day song.

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Thar be a subculture o’ individuals, found worldwide who choose t’ still live th’ life o’ a pirate ere day. Nay “Where’s The Grub!” th’ type o’ pirates that hijacked th’ Spanish military in 2009, but rather like th’ pirate family featured on an episode o’ Buxom beauty Swap in 2007. Ere September 19 citizens o’ th’ world be invited t’ join in th’ ways o’ this subculture fer “Talk like a pirate day.” Th’ idee fer th’ day originated in 1995 by John Baur, or “Ol’ Chumbucket” t’ his buckos an’ Mark Summers, who goes by “Cap’n Slappy” as a way t’ break th’ monotony o’ an everyday work week. Perhaps “Blistering Barnacles!” th’ day would

nay have gained so much popularity if it wasn’t fer th’ help o’ humor columnist Dave Barry who helped th’ duo g’n media coverage fer th’ blastedly unusual holiday in 2002. Inspiration “Three Sheets To The Wind!” fer ways t’ have fun on “Talk like a pirate day” can be s’n in many ways. Childhood “Blow Me Pants Off!” Cancer Support Inc. be ino sponsor pirate themed fundrais’n events where th’ booty raised goes t’ support littlies wi’ cancer an’ their families. (http://www. talklikeapirateday.org) Lyricist Tom Smith be inspired t’ write a song fer th’ day, which later became th’ official Talk Like a Pirate Day song.

How to pirate-ize your Facebook: Step 1: Select the “Account” drop down menu Step 2: Select “Account Settings” Step 3: Click “Edit” to the right of “Language” Step 4: Select “English (Pirate)” from the drop down menu Step 5: Click “Save Changes” Now every thing you read on Facebook will be in pirate, however other people will still see traditional English.


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Van Gogh. His head was separated into pieces of a necklace, and his ear was cut off and used as a pennant. I personally love this kind of creativity, as I imagine most literature or fine arts minded people would; if you don’t get it, go Google Van Gogh really quick and come back to the article feeling more educated. Hamilton also expresses her creativity through her love of sewing. She is currently working toward an MFA in Costuming. Hamilton’s conservative attitude filters through more of her life than simply childhood and recycling used products for jewelry. She does not have a t.v. at home and she drives a cheap car. To some, that sounds like absolute torture, but to her, othervalues are more important and enjoyable. Hamilton’s motive behind this lifestyle is her love of traveling. She would be willing to visit almost anywhere, but thus far, she has enjoyed India

most. The Indians were genuinely hospitable and being there felt like she had gone back in time. Hamilton went to India for six weeks through a Group Study Exchange program. The next stop on the travel agenda is Italy, which she anticipates will also be an incredible trip. Audrey Hamilton loves her conventional lifestyle. Although all of us may not be excited about or interested in pursuing her hobbies, we can be inspired by her motivation. Let’s all aim to conserve more this week. View Hamilton’s works of art at http://www.etsy.com/ shop/RhapsodyInBoo

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Mrs. Audrey HamiltonShelton is a professor in the Language and Literature Department here at UWA, as many of you likely know. You may not, however, know that Mrs. Hamilton enjoys making etsy jewelry and sewing or that she loves to travel. Audrey Hamilton grew up in a very self-sufficient family. She was raised in a family with a Depression/ World War II era mindset, which created a desire to recycle and conserve. This desire shines through in Hamilton’s ability to recycle “trash” and turn it into art available through etsy.com Hamilton uses fused glass, postage stamps or anything antique and recycled to make unique jewelry. She made one piece of jewelry with an old picture of

shelby watwood

If you are anything like I am, then you do not like change, but I have a feeling you are definitely going to like these changes. As you can see, our campus is undergoing major changes. What you may not know is that there are more to come. Currently, a new dorm, Gilbert Hall, is being built. Construction should be completed by fall 2012. Styled like Hoover Apartments, the 459-bed hall will feature a patio with a grill and a snack shop. “It is going to be more suited to today’s students,” said Dr. Holland. With its opening,

Spieth Hall and Selden Hall will be closing as dorms. They will eventually reopen as offices and classrooms after undergoing renovations. Also, expect to see some of the colleges move. The College of Education and School of Graduate Studies are scheduled to move to the old Livingston High School. Chemistry and Physics will move to Bibb Graves Hall with the rest of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. The College of Nursing will move to Spieth Hall, and so will the Behavioral Sciences

department. Why all the changes? How are we going to pay for them? With 1,858 on campus undergraduates and 431 on campus graduates, UWA needs to expand. The 2011 freshman class has 392 people, a 17.7% increase over the freshman class of 2010. Also, we have a 323.5% increase of international students. To pay for these expansions, the university plans to use grants and donated money rather than raise capital through tuition increases.

every resident a private bedroom. Phase 1 apartments were also updated aesthetically to match Phase 2 apartments with a closed-in sunroom where the balcony once was. At the beginning of the

fall 2012 semester, Spieth and Selden dormitories will be replaced with the co-ed Gilbert Hall, which will house 460 students in brand-new rooms.

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We have all been in this situation: It’s the weekend. Most of your friends have gone home. You are stuck on campus with nothing to do and boredom canand-will kick in. You start to question everything. “Why am I here by myself?”

“Are any of my friends still here?” “Are they asking these questions too?” This article will help rid you of those problems and will give you some creative ways to destroy boredom on the weekends at UWA.

1 #1: hang out at the fitness center I know that this suggestion seems a bit crazy, but some people don’t use free university facilities. The Fitness Center, offers students the opportunity to work out, play pool, play foosball, or play table tennis. If you would rather spend time outdoors, the Fitness Center also offers equipment rentals, such as disc golf frisbees and canoes.

#2: make a movie

Do you have a camera? If not, do any of your friends have a camera? One of the simplest things that you can do to waste a weekend is make a movie with your buddies. Most cameras now have a video setting, allowing pretty much anyone to record a masterpiece. Making a movie is a good way to have fun with, and include, your friends, who are also spending the weekend on campus. Once you finish it, you can post it on Youtube, Facebook, or even hold on to it and submit it to a film contest.

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#4: grill out During college football season, what better way to watch the game than with some burgers, hot dogs, or even steaks? Scout out one of the outside dorm grills. Fire that baby up a few hours before kickoff, throw some meat on, relax and talk with your friends and other people who have been drawn to you by the smell of cooking food.

These are just a few ideas on how to avoid weekend boredom in Livingston. If you have any ideas about how you pass boredom, we would love to hear from you. Campus Talk, a new feature that

allows us to feel the pulse of the student body, is coming soon. Add us on Facebook as Campus Talk, and submit your thoughts and opinions on this article or anything going on around campus.


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Just a stone’s toss away from campus lies the Wesley Foundation. We pass this building on an almost daily basis, but how many actually know what it is about? The Wesley Foundation is an International Christian Community welcoming to all students on campus, as well as off. With ten double-occupancy rooms, Wesley provides a warm, homey environment with multiple Bible Study and Prayer nights available to anyone interested. Bible Study is held at 6:30 p.m. every Monday and allows a discussion of topics and scriptures of

interest to those in attendance as well as a dinner every third Monday of the month. Furthermore, the Wesley Foundation offers a variety of exciting opportunities, such as visiting Love’s Kitchen, a soup kitchen in Tuscaloosa dedicated to helping feed the less fortunate. All interested individuals volunteer the second Saturday of every month. However, if you’re looking for something a little more regular, an afternoon prayer is offered every Thursday at 2:00 p.m. to gather together in prayer for individu-

als, community, and the world. Furthermore, Wesley is also involved with a regularly scheduled sport night. Game night will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 8:00 p.m. A little further on the calendar are scheduled events, such as “Make a Difference Day,” when local missions come together with Alabama Rural Ministry to address the needs of the community. “A Christmas Celebration” will also be held with a variety of sales, such as coco and a light for the tree of light that will help benefit the Wesley Mission trip to Ecuador.

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For many Crimson Tide fans the idea that tornadoes, which destroyed 12 percent of the city and took the lives of 50 people, and had passed through the football town only 136 days earlier, was far from their minds as they sat down to watch the game Saturday. It is important for us to remember that the tornadoes caused significant damage to 5,300 homes and 600 business and left 7,000 people unemployed, but the residents of Tuscaloosa are already proving that they “will come back,” as residents of For-

Clifton Rhodes. However, the Tigers responded very quickly with a 70 yard fade from Gary Johnston to the Tigers deep threat Ken May to tie the game at 7-7. After the first quarter, the game was in favor of Tarleton State by a score of 14-7, but something clicked with the Tigers who began to fly down the field, scoring at will against the Texans. Several UWA players had amazing stats on Saturday with an overall total of 7 touchdowns on the night. The Tigers and Texans combined for 891 yards of total offense and 48 first downs. The

est Lake community have proudly announced since the tornadoes struck. To date, 12 permits for repair or land development have been issued according to the Tuscaloosa Forward initiative. The Crimson Tide football team did their best to show that their spirits were not broken as they faced the Penn State football team on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011. If someone needs help in defining the word domination, then he or she needs not look further than the Alabama Crimson Tide. The Tide walked into Beaver Stadium to play

muse | allen pilkington which proved to be the way UWA escaped with a victory. Some notable contributions on the defensive side of the ball were made by star safety Otha Foster, who had 7 tackles, and Deon Lacy who had 12 tackles, 1 sack, and 3 tackles for loss. Josh Lewis made a few high impact plays by racking up 3 tackles and 2 tackles for loss, and D’Erick Jackson

helped the UWA defense by making 6 tackles on the night. Overall, the University of West Alabama Tigers silenced several critics by proving that they could defeat a high quality opponent in the Tarleton State Texans. Next week, the Tigers have another game against the “weak” Central State Marauders at Tiger Stadium, beginning at 7:00 p.m.

the tide rolls in happy valley the Penn State Nittany Lions on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, with a definite swagger, and walked out proving that they are a team to be reckoned with in the SEC by defeating Penn State 27-11. Their quality first drive made many believe that Penn State would be able to stay with the Tide, but the truth was that Alabama with their excellent running game and stable passing offense was too much for Penn State. This game proved to be in essence the status quo in college football: that the SEC dominates the Big

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bama. Other notable contributions to UWA’s impressive win was wide receiver, Ken May, who caught 5 passes for 92 yards and a touchdown and Donald Smith also added a rushing touchdown. There were also several contributions by the UWA defense on Saturday, even though it allowed the Texans to score 35 points. The Tigers were very fortunate that time ran out on the Texans on their last offensive drive on Saturday,

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muse | allen pilkington On Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, the University of West Alabama Tigers took on the Tarleton State Texans from Stephensville, Texas, which proved to be a game full of fireworks on the offensive side of the football. In their first ever meeting with the Texans, the Tigers prevailed by a score of 42-35. In the first quarter, it seemed like the strong Tarleton team was the better team because on their first drive of the game, the Texans drove 78 yards down the field and eventually scored on a 23 yard pass from senior quarterback Nick Stephens to

leader of the University of West Alabama football team is Gary Johnston, quarterback of the Tigers, who went 16 for 26 for 217 yards passing and 3 touchdowns. He also added 106 yards rushing, with a long of 17, on 21 attempts and a rushing touchdown. Special recognition should be shown to All-American wide receiver Gerald Worsham, whose 6 receptions make him the all time leader in receptions at the University of West Ala-

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10, except for the 2010 Sugar Bowl, when ineligible players were allowed to play for Ohio State against Arkansas. Commentator Todd Blackledge compared Alabama’s defense to a “Boa Constrictor”, saying that they wrap around you and “tighten” their squeeze, which leaves no life in the offense. It is absolutely certain that the Tide rolled on Saturday, but as Coach Nick Saban said, there is always room for “improvement,” and that is why these top notch games are played early in the season. UWA student Mark Hulsey states that “this game tells me that Alabama will now have more momentum as they

head into SEC play in two weeks.” Also, a team can practice all they want in preparation for an opponent, but they cannot ever be entirely sure what the other team is going to do on offense and defense. This was the case early for Alabama against Penn State and what led to a struggle early for the Tide, but as UWA student Michael Lavender says, “[Alabama] looked bad in the first drives of the game and then [they] settled down.” It is always a great thing to have a dominant running back on a team, and there is no doubt that Alabama has that in Trent Richardson. Once

again, Richardson found his way into the end zone adding two to his season total. UWA student Justin Taylor says that “Trent has a good eye for cuts that must be made by a Division 1 running back and that his ability to find the end zone is unprecedented for anyone in his situation.” It is true that Alabama proved itself to be one of the top teams in the SEC. All eyes point to the showdown in Tuscaloosa when the Crimson Tide clashes with the LSU Tigers on Nov. 5, a match could prove to be the deciding factor for the SEC West division. Alabama plays North Texas next Saturday Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m.


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The Chinese enjoy karaoke, which is not in bars in China. The places where they can sing karaoke are usually split into smaller rooms where they can sing with their friends. There is often a buffet at these places. The students had the opportunity to visit the University Cinema to watch Captain America. They said the theatres are smaller here, but they were happy they were able to understand about 70-80% of the movie. They get many American movies in China at a later release date and with subtitles. There are many Chinese movies about love stories; however, they do not generally show movies in theatres about ghosts. Because the population is so much greater, the students say there are many more activities to do in China. The students enjoy many American music artists, such as Avril Lavigne, Linkin Park, Nora Jones, Rihanna, and Taylor Swift. They have had MTV since about 2009. Before that, they listened to American music on the internet. The genres of Chinese music they have include R&B, pop, rock, rap and traditional Chinese music. There is a Disney park in Hong Kong, but it is too small, so they are building a new one in Shanghai. Most people go to these parks in summer and spring, especially during the children's summer breaks. The Chinese told me about games they liked to play at home and still play here, like Catch the Ghost and Killer. In Catch the Ghost, everyone in the room gets to see a piece of paper with 2 words on it, except for the ghost. Each person then says something about the words on the paper without giving away the words. When I was taking photos, many of the students made the same pose without seeing what the other students had done. When I asked about it, they said they were posing as Guan Shi Yin, the goddess of mercy.

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a positive attitude and a commitment to hard work. People interested in trying out for the squad must be able to do a standing back hand spring, a running round off back hand spring, a toe touch, optional, herkie, and at least 3 transitions in stunting for the girls and a toss hands extension for the co-ed team. The more stunts that are included and successfully completed during a tryout, the more points the applicant will receive. Applicants also complete an interview process. Last but

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muse | d ‘ anthony jackson Forget about cheerleading as just a group of people on the sideline. That’s putting the crowd in the same group as cheerleaders. They are far more than that. Yeah, it looks good when it’s finished, but the work thats put in it behind closed doors is the miraculous part. This is clearly true with UWA Freshman cheerleader, Libby Hankins. She is a cheering miracle. Aside from cheerleading, running, splitting, and yelling, Libby also has Cystic Fibrosis to deal with.

some of whom chose UWA to work with the former coach;however, the squad has a positive outlook on working with the new cheerleading coach, Jason Gardner. Gardner pushes the squad to practice harder than ever. The co-ed team practices their free stunts every day and the squad has set practices every Thursday and Sunday for up to two

to three hours. In addition to set practices ,the cheerleaders have been hard at work in the gym, running the loop, taking better care of themselves, and setting personal goals and pushing themselves to achieve them. What does it take to be a UWA cheerleader? Cheerleader Christina Martin said the two key traits of all UWA cheerleaders are

Cystic Fibrosis is a gene mutation disease that affects the lungs, sinuses, and digestive system. If mucus hardens in the lungs, it can possibly destroy them. Because of this terrible disease, Hankins has to take chest therapy twice a day with a machine called “The Vest,” 10 breathing treatments, and 30 pills a day for her respiratory system and she takes additional pills before she eats to help digest her food. You might wonder if she receives special treatment by the cheerleading coach, but Hankins says “I would rather be treated the same as everyone else.” Now thats a star athlete! The hardest part for Libby during practices and games is running because sometimes running hurts. Libby has always conquered obstacles and strives for the best. In high school, her squad won camp champions every year and placed 1st Home Pom 3 years in a row. Libby never thinks of Cystic Fibrosis as a stumbling block but

as something that pushes her to do more and be better. “I think, yeah it’s a big deal, but you can’t let it take over your life. When I was young, my mom said Cystic Fibrosis has me not I have Cystic Fibrosis. Plus I have a great support system, my family,” Libby said.

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This year’s cheer squad is louder and prouder than ever, boasting the largest squad in recent school history. “With a larger squad, UWA sports enthusiasts can expect louder cheers, harder stunts and a fuller, more collegiate looking squad this year.” said cheerleader Jeromy Shaw. Losing their previous coach was hard on many of the cheerleaders,

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not least, the applicants must know the UWA fight song. Cheerleaders are athletes too! “Cheerleaders work just as hard as the athletes playing sports they cheer for,” said cheerleader Libby Hankins. Many students think anyone can be a cheerleader; after all, sometimes it seems they are just out there yelling. However, it takes far more talent and practice than many assume to be a good cheerleader. The male squad is growing. Cheerleader Christian

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Morris was first drawn to cheerleading when a girl from his high school asked him to help her practice her stunts once football season was over. When Morris discovered, he enjoyed cheerleading his high school counselor, a UWA alumna, helped him get an interview for the squad. “A year ago, I was playing football.Thursday was different for me. I miss it, but I don’t think I’ll go back. I’d rather be hanging out with girls than tackling the boys anyways,” said Morris.

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squirrel awareness month In 2002, Americans spent over 176 million dollars watching a movie about several animals stuck in the ice age, including a lovable squirrel named Scrat. Then in 2006, Americans again fell in love Hammy, the hyperactive squirrel in “Over the Hedge.” Despite their love for animated squirrels, how much time do American’s spend thinking about the real furry tree friends?

Perhaps not much. According to various internet sources, some 4,000 squirrels are hit by cars each year. Few people are aware that October is Squirrel Awareness Month. In 1995, Greg Bassett founded the Squirrel Lover’s Club. As the organization grew, Bassett started Squirrel Awareness Week during the first week of October. Eventually, it

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Is it true that video killed the radio star? Many young people have moved away from the traditional idea of sitting at home on a Saturday afternoon watching music videos and sharing them with friends. With the growing popularity of iTunes and iPods, many students at UWA have given up on watching videos and are strictly downloading songs, allowing them to interpret songs in their own way. Over time the videos have changed to add more spice to gain the interest of a more diverse audience. After doing a little research, I found that finding the top 25 most played videos was a bit difficult. Many musicians do not attempt to make a music video anymore. They simply allow listeners to imagine what they please to the lyrics. Is this a sign of laziness or bril-

liance? This question can only be answered by the listener. In the number 1 spot is The Band Perry with their hit, “If I Die Young.” The video has a small town feel that many people in the town of Livingston can relate to. Commercial music videos encouraged people to relate to artists and their music, but now the music has to relate to the person holding the headphones. On campus, an average of 1 in every 3 students will have a pair of headphones in their ears walking around campus at any given time. Many students will tell you that what they are listening to depends on their mood, but when asked what music videos they watch when they are in certain moods, they will not be able to respond as quickly. So now, I ask a favor. Look on the Top 25 most played tunes on your iPod and ask

yourself, “Have I seen any of the music videos?”

Top 5 Pop: 1. The Band Perry “If I Die Young” 2. Demi Lovato “Skyscraper” 3. One Republic “Good Life” 4. Foster the People “Pumped Up Kicks” 5. Britney Spears “I Wanna Go” Top 5 Rock: 1. Linkin Park “Waiting For the End” 2. My Chemical Romance “Sing” 3. Disturbed “The Animal” 4. Three Days Grace “World So Cold” 5. Muse “Undisclosed Desires”

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What is the perfect music streaming program? iTunes? LimeWire? FrostWire? How about all three combined? Spotify, a service that offers the best features of mainstream digital music delivery, has blown the music industry sky high. First, you like “The Lazy Song” by Bruno Mars, then “On The Floor” by Jennifer Lopez; You love your CD player; then you love your iPod. Advancements in music are happening each day, but lately, the music industry has declined. People are more interested in the internet or television to allow time for music. After all, in this economy, who would want to pay $1.29 for Rihanna’s “S&M” when you could just as easily stream it from YouTube? These thoughts plagued the minds of music companies until Swedish industry Spotify AB came up with a solution: why not make it easier to stream, and leave it up to the people to pay if they enjoy it? Thus, Spotify was created.

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Spotify, a music streaming service, allows you to create playlists, connect and share music with your friends on Facebook, search for music all around the world, and watch a popularity chart of the most popular song played. Spotify has artist biographies, an artist radio, a related artist tab and, when upgraded to Premium, you can connect to Spotify through your mobile without an internet connection. Skeptical? The basic service is free for you to try. Though, if you want the ultimate experience of this amazing device, you can invest a low payment of $4.99 a month for Unlimited and $9.99 a month for Premium. According to “Wired” “Those who have tried Spotify know it’s like a magical version of iTunes in which you’ve already bought every song in the world.” What’s more, Spotify members have access to all music in the world; now, who wouldn’t want that?

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A must read this month is Becca Fitzpatrick’s novel “Hush Hush.” This headspinning, mind-blowing story tells the life of Nora Grey. Nora was not your average teenage girl; she lived in a creepy house on top of a hill, and did not mind being alone and certainly did not care for the new boy: Patch. But Patch had already fixed his eyes on Nora and draws her into him, under her better judgment. After meeting Patch, though, Nora begins to have strange things happen to her: men in ski masks attack her; her friend Vee ends up in the hospital, and all throughout this, Patch looms close behind. Who is Patch exactly? And what connection does he have with the man in the ski mask? But Nora soon finds out that being in the dark is better than what is truly going on; for Nora is immersed in the middle of an ancient battle be-

tween the immortal and those who have fallen. And when it comes to sides, the wrong one will cost her life. This novel is an intense

read; with war, love and mystery, “Hush Hush” keeps you on the edge of your seat till the very last page.


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From football to soccer to baseball and basketball, everyone has his or her favorite team; and everyone has his or her own way of showing off pride in those teams: with emblazoned apparel. But what about those who do not enjoy the simple act of running across a field as a fun pastime? What about those who enjoy a nice simple read on a Sunday afternoon? Why can’t they show off their pride? Now, they can. Novel-T.com has given those who enjoy a “good read” team merchandise of their own. In creating “baseball” teams, Novel-T effectively allows classic authors and characters to have their own shirt designs that fans can wear. Novel-T also separates authors in their respective teams: the American Canons, consisting of Emerson, Prynne, Ahab, Dick, Eggers, Sawyer, Thoreau, Poe, Bartleby, Finn, and Whitman; and the National Puncs, consisting of Ames, Hurston, Darwin, Gatsby, Darcy, Quixote, Trout, Blake, L. Tzu, Vonnegut, Dickinson, and Alice. And as with any sport, the more love from the fans, the better chances of the teams’ success. Whether you’re a fan of Edgar Allen Poe or Emily Dickinson, you can show your pride outside the books.

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and if you’re not, wear sandals by themselves. Combining the two is the biggest mistake of your LIFE. If you made it this far, guys, you are lucky! Now that you know what NOT to wear, let me explain what to wear. Polo shirts are always appealing, regardless of the design. If fitted correctly, they can land a college girl in seconds. But remember: the color must go well with your skin tone. Another great top choice is button downs. Regardless whether they are flannel, plaid or just a solid color, these shirts go great with cargo shorts or jeans. Speaking of cargo shorts, if you’re going to wear them, guys, make sure they do not go too far past your knees or do not go too far up your knees. Aeropostale and American Eagle sell the best ones Remember, guys: you only have a few seconds to make a first good impression, and every second counts. The more appropriately you dress, the better college girls will think of you. Trust me: I know. I am one. Fashion trends change like the seasons, but the way someone views stays the same, especially with us, guys. Most things about girls’ fashion we don’t really notice or understand, but we think looks good. However, we do notice those trends that are just a big NO! Ladies, most guys think “simple is better” when it comes to being around campus. Unless the occasion is rather important, simple is better. A two minute walk to class in heels, a dress, and a heavy purse looks nice but weird at the same time. With that being said, I came up with 3 things girls should not wear after personal observation and surveys from other guys at the university. First, women should avoid long colored socks, such as, blue colored socks featuring small smiley

faces. Please cut them up and never wear them with sandals or flip flops ever again. Then there

are leggings. Leggings as a whole aren’t that bad. No, I take that back. Yes they are! But wearing them as pants without anything over them is really something you should not do! Last are clothes you are too big or small for. If it’s meant to bag on you, try it on first. If it’s meant to fit your body, buy your size and don’t go two sizes bigger so you can wear it longer because that’s ruining the whole fresh look. A regular hair style, jeans, and shirt may seem plain

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barrel, especially college guys. Some of their clothes either look like they just rolled out of bed or that they literally put no thought into what they have on. Do college guys out there not understand the way they dress can be the deciding factor when it comes to impressing college girls? Do they not know that the way they are dressed ONCE can shape our perspective of them FOREVER! Guys: follow my tips on what to wear and what not to wear, and you’ll be sure to land a girl in no time. There are plenty of more fashion don’ts in the world than fashion do’s, especially when it comes to college and guys. Combining guys and clothing can sometimes be a deadly thing if you’re not careful. They will mix and match anything, as long as it’s clean and sometimes even if it’s not. Logos are the biggest NO-NO’s! They take away so much from an outfit. Wearing huge Diesel or Guess jeans designs on your butt is never cute guys! Adding loud colors to them only makes it worse. Ladies in skinny jeans may attract you. However, boys in skinny jeans definitely DO NOT attract us. No girl wants to date a guy with jeans tighter than hers. It’s a bit creepy and extremely embarrassing. Moreover, sagging has to be the biggest turn off for ladies. Fellows, we want to be able let you meet our parents, not let our parents meet your butt. First off, it’s tacky, and secondly, it disrespectful to us and YOU. The last item, on my fashion don’t list is wearing Jordan sandals with socks. I do not know who started this trend but it definitely belongs in the lost pile. I mean guys, if you’re ashamed of your feet, wear tennis shoes,

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to you but surveys say we are more likely to be attracted to a simple and nice look over a complicated one on a regular day around campus. Ladies remember this: guys will always pick the girl who dresses nicely because she represents him. He’s never ashamed to say “Yeah, that’s my girl.”


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muse | elise keller About ten years ago, the thought of having a permanent drawing on your body was not only considering immature but indecent. The idea that a mother, a doctor, or even a teacher could bear such a mark would be thought of as offensive. Yet now the question on everyone’s lips is “How many do you have?” Tattoos have come a long way in ten years, from demonstrating a rebellious stage in life to becoming a full-fledged fashion trend. Tattoos are everywhere and on everything. Tattoos have grown into a sweeping style that has spread throughout the world. From a dragon covering one’s back to a butterfly on the ankle, tattoos range from the smallest images to the largest scenery.

Not many people realize though, the artistic abilities that are needed for a tattoo. Before, a simple heart with MOM placed inside could be obtained on one’s shoulder, but now, it can be replaced with a picture perfect image of one’s mother, for example. The availability of such art has redefined what people believe about the permanent ink. Even though many people have these designs on their skin, there are those whom still frown upon “body art.” But whether you dislike or like these artistic designs, the growing prevalence of tattoos in the mainstream population will still provoke the same question: how many do you have?

For years, the weight loss focus has been on counting calories from saturated fats. As the obesity rate has nearly doubled within the past years after this research, studies have found that the real culprit behind weight gain is carbohydrates. The truth is that carbs are needed for the nutrients they provide; however, too much of a good thing is seldom good. On average, a person should consume about 50 – 100 grams of carbohydrates a day for a healthy weight loss. For maintaining weight, a person should consume 100 – 150 grams of carbs a day with regular exercise and a concentration on fruits and vegetables. The amount of carbs that you should take in each day is greatly determined by your age, weight, height, and other health conditions. For Diabetics, carbohydrates spike blood sugar very rapidly, which, when glucose levels are low, is a good thing; however, when it comes to a diabetic simply having a snack,

carbs are not exactly the best answer. Usually diabetics are advised to take in 0-50 grams of carbs each day. Many other people also use this range to lose weight very quickly by forcing their body into what is known as ketosis. This diet is typically known as the Atkins diet, and participants usually focus on eating lots of proteins. It is ok to eat a big double bacon cheeseburger; it is not ok to eat one every day or to eat one followed by a large chocolate milkshake and a second large order of fries. Moderation is most important when eating any foods. Also, on days when you eat more carbs, try walking a little more, dancing or just being a little extra active. Specialists suggest eating 100 grams of carbs for every one hour of exercise. You hear and read all of this information about staying away for too many carbs and sugars, but you don’t see why this is important. Too many carbs, combined with a deficient amount of exer-

cise, can lead to health problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes and coronary vascular disease. In addition, carbs cause an accumulation of excess weight. The more excess weight one has, the more difficult everyday activities can become. By becoming more active and eating carbs more efficiently and properly, you not only make yourself feel better, but you also make those you love and care about feel better. Remember, being healthier is not always about what you eat. Most of it is about how much you eat and maintaining a balanced diet. Carbs are not bad for you. Only when you eat too many without proper exercise, do carbs become an unsafe part of your diet. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article. cfm?id=carbs-againstcardio http://www.marksdailyapple.com/the-primal-carbohydrate-continuum/

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The points have been reset. The field has been set. With just ten races to go, NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup is just about to begin with the GEICO 400 at Chicago in the Chicagoland Speedway on Sept. 18. This year will mark the eighth installment of the end of the season ten race series. The top ten drivers as well as two wild card drivers, will have just ten weeks to become champions of this Sprint Cup season. Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick enter the Chase tired for first in the points standing with 2012 points. Both drivers have won four races after Harvick won the last Sprint Cup regular season race in Richmond. Not far behind them is Jeff Gordon. The most polarizing driver of the modern era is just three points off the

lead and has to have some degree of momentum after winning 85 career races at the Atlanta Motor Speedway after rain from the remnants from Tropical Storm Lee caused the race to be postponed two days due to heavy rain. With three wins, the Vallejo, Calif. native has won more races this year than since he won six races and finished second in the points standings in 2007. The five-time defending champion, Jimmie Johnson, enters the final run of races fifth in the points standings and just nine points behind the leaders. Johnson had somewhat of an off year this year, but history shows that this the time of year, Johnson puts his foot on the throttle and does what the greats of any sports do: he wins when it matters most.

chase for the sprint cup schedule

standings 1. Kyle Busch 2. Kevin Harvick 3. Jeff Gordon 4. Matt Kenseth 5. Jimmie Johnson 6. Carl Edwards 7. Kurt Busch 8. Ryan Newman 9. Tony Stewart 10. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 11. Brad Keselowski 12. Denny Hamlin

Another big name is the Chase for the Sprint Cup is fan favorite Dale Earnhardt, Jr. The driver of the #88 car is in the end of the season showdown tied for the ninth spot in the point standings and 12 points behind the leaders, courtesy of the aforementioned points reset. Earnhardt, Jr., is in the Chase for the fourth time and the second time while driving for Hendrick Motorsports for the past four years. Other big names in this year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup include former Chase Champions Kurt Busch and Tony Stewart; Carl Edwards; Ryan Newman; the two wild card drivers, Brad Keselowski and Denny Hamlin; and the last champion before the Chase format, Matt Kenseth.

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ALL MY CHILDREN

Angie waited patiently for her vision to return. Kendall received an anonymous text. Colby turned to Liza for a favor. Dixie had a vivid dream about Babe. Maya was forced to make a decision about her baby. Cara had some shocking news for David. JR considered leaving Pine Valley for good. Brooke English made a surprise return. Zach caught Kendall off-guard. Wait to See: “All My Children” celebrates its rich history with the return of many beloved characters as it nears its final episode on ABC on Sept. 23.

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL

Stephanie set out to prove to Brooke that she had changed for the better. Thomas asked Ridge to relaunch the Taboo line. Ridge was forced to take sides when Hope and Steffy had creative differences at work. Thorne and Thomas were relegated to the basement as employees in the family business. The press asked Hope if she still

believed in abstinence. Wait to See: Liam and Steffy kiss.

DAYS OF OUR LIVES

Gus took Nicole hostage when the police tried to arrest him for assaulting the prostitutes. Ivan returned to Salem and asked Vivian to star in a Bollywood film. Taylor and Quinn professed their love and started a new life together away from Salem. Carly and Nicholas planned a trip around the world. Brady arranged for Chloe to start over in Chicago near her son, Parker. Jack Deveraux checked into a hotel room. Wait to See: Several former residents return for the Horton bash.

GENERAL HOSPITAL

Spinelli got his memory back. Skye told Edward all about Tracy’s past ties to the mob. Kate Howard returned to Port Charles. Lucky was able to piece together the meaning of the clue

Siobhan left behind. Luke finally came home and was immediately cornered by Skye. Sonny was distraught when Kristina wanted nothing to do with him. Carly walked in on Shawn exiting the shower. Olivia and Kate discussed their past relationships with Sonny. Wait to See: Franco weighs his options.

tucky to have Kim’s mysterious friend transferred to Llanview. Destiny was hopeful that Matthew could recover after Greg reviewed his chart. Fearing that Kim would turn him in, Echo urged Rex to give back the Buchanan fortune. Wait to See: Todd is visited by his mother.

THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS

John-Paul Lavoisier stars as “Rex” on “One Life to Live”

ONE LIFE TO LIVE

Cutter and Aubrey were shocked to find a gun hidden in the porcupine. Rex had a hard time accepting Gigi’s death. Clint called the hospital in Ken-

Victor visited Billy in prison in Burma and told him about Delia’s leukemia diagnosis. Abby offered to wear a wire for Ronan to try to get Tucker to confess to Diane’s murder. Paul’s long-lost son Ricky arrived in town to assist on Sharon’s case. Lily allowed Cane to visit his children but only under supervision. Ashley confessed to Abby that she was at the park the night that Diane was killed. Wait to See: Colin finds himself locked up with a very inquisitive Gloria.


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fact or fiction alan brown

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drowning in the sky

allen pilkington

Two workmen on Staten Island almost drowned when they took an elevator down into a basement flooded by heavy rains that inundated the New York area. Ed Tyler and Wendell Amaker were trying to move construction materials down to the lowest floor, unaware that water in the basement was making its way up. “We thought we were dead I literally thought I was going to die,” said Tyler. The men, in water up to

their waists, managed to hold a cellphone through a ceiling hatch to get a strong enough signal to call 911. By the time fire rescuers arrived, the water was up to their necks. They finally scrambled to safety on a narrow ladder the firefighters pushed into the flooded elevator car. “They were happy to see us,” said one of the rescuing police officers. “The water was going up, down, up some more.” Neither person was injured.

special |clint jones

Jim Nabors is best remembered for his role as the amiable—but dim-witted—Gomer Pyle in The Andy Griffith Show and Gomer Pyle, USMC. In 1971r, the tabloids began publicizing the story that Jim Nabors and movie star Rock Hudson were boyfriends. The rumors seemed to be substantiated later that year when one of the tabloids published an invitation to their wedding in Hollywood.

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SMC 1 was the winner of the Intramural Cornhole Tournament held last Friday, Sept. 9. Upcoming Events: Tennis Singles Tournament Tuesday, Sept. 20 @ 4:00 p.m. UWA Tennis Complex Show up to the tennis courts around 3:45 p.m. to get put in Men’s or Women’s bracket. No online registration required! Punt, Pass, Kick and Skills Challenge (40 yard dash and Shuttle Run) Thursday, Sept. 22 @ 4:00-7:00 p.m. Intramural Football Fields Show up to the fields ready to compete!

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James and June Jones got married when they were twenty-five years old. When they were sixty, they celebrated their thirty-fifth wedding anniversary by going to the casino a few miles away. The night of their anniversary, they were sitting in their hotel room drinking champagne when suddenly, a beautiful fairy appeared. She told James and June that she was so touched by their enduring love for each other that she would grant them each a wish. June, who had never traveled outside of the state, said that she would to travel the world. The fairy smiled, waved her wand and—Poof!—June was holding a ticket for a cruise around the world. The fairy then turned to James and asked him what he would want. James said that he would like to have a wife who was thirty years younger than he was. The fairy smiled, waved her wand, and— Poof!— James was ninety.


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local events calendar Friday 16 Local: Sucarnochee Revue @ 7:00 p.m. Soccer vs. Tennessee Temple @ 7:30 p.m. Events: The Mayflower starts her voyage to North America - 1620 Birthdays: 1898– H.A. Rey, children’s author and author of Currious George 1925- B.B. King 1956- David Copperfield, magician

Saturday 17 Local: Family Day: Football vs. Central State @ 7:00 p.m. Cross Country at MSU Events: 1814– Francis Scott Key finishes his poem “Defence of Fort McHenry”, later to be the lyrics of “The StarSpangled Banner” Birthdays: 1923- Hank Williams 1963- Amy Roloff, reality t.v. star of TLC’s “Little People, Big World” 1975- Jimmis Johnson

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Events: 1793– The first cornerstone of the Capitol building is laid by George Washington Birthdays: 1905- Greta Garbo, silent film star 1954- Tommy Tuberville, head coach at Texas Tech 1971- Lance Armstrong

Local: Monday Mosaics @ 5:30 Events: 1995– The Washington Post and The New York Times publish the Unabomber’s manifesto Birthdays: 1928- Adam West, actor 1949- Twiggy, model 1964- Trisha Yearwood 1974- Jimmy Fallon

Local: Fused Glass Jewelry @ 5:30 Events: 1982 – The National Football League players begin a 57-day strike Birthdays: 1948– Chuck Panozzo, American musician (Styx) 1948– John Panozzo, American musician (Styx)

Wednesday 21 Local: Fused Glass Jewelry @ 5:15 UWA Soccer @ 7:00 p.m. Events: 1827 – Joseph Smith, Jr. is reportedly visited by the angel Moroni Birthdays: 1866- H.G. Wells 1944- Fannie Flagg 1947- Stephen King

Thursday 22 Events: 1888 – The first issue of National Geographic Magazine is published Birthdays: 1515- Anne of Cleves, wife of Henry VIII 1791- Michael Faraday, scientist 1958- Joan Jett


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Residence Hall Open House 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Spieth, Selden, Stickney, Reed, Hoover & Patterson Bar-B-Q Dinner @ Young Hall Cafe 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Pep Rally @ Tiger Stadium Entrance 6:00 p.m. UWA vs. Central State Football Game 7:00 p.m.


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