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These two parrots are enjoying what, for them, is just another day in paradise relaxing on their perches at the luxurious Harbourwalk Village in Destin, Fla..

faculty advisor Greg Jones faculty media rep Tracie Henson ghost writer Alan Brown editor-in-chief Mary Schellhammer copy editor Nelson Sims

muse staff

production manager Elise Keller girl friday Liz Stainton

staff writers: Amber Hallenbeck Cory Sly D’Anthony Jackson Dymond Hannon Gabrielle Manuel Kadarrius James LA House Taylor Crocker Travis Moore

muse is published weekly during the fall and spring semesters by the students of The University of West Alabama. The opinions are those of the individual writers and not necessarily those of the school administration, the student body, or the Board of Trustees. The staff and advisor of muse are committed to journalistic principles of fair and objective representation of the pros and cons of all issues.

submissions policy

Announcements, stories, pictures, letters to the editors, or ads may be submitted by 3:00 pm each Monday for the weekly edition of muse. The editors reserve the right to edit for libel, news style, and space limitations. All letters to the editor must be signed. Submissions may be dropped by WH 108A, mailed to Station 22, phoned to 5511, or e-mailed to muse@uwa.edu.


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staff | sff 2011 The final event of the day will be Dr. Alan Brown’s world-famous guided ghost tour of Livingston. Dr. Brown, who has published numerous books documenting real life hauntings, has hosted the ghost tour of Livingston for several years running. The frightful tour of Livingston’s more morbid history will begin at the Bored Well at 7:00 p.m. Dr. Brown’s ghost tours have are well-regarded for their masterful storytelling that presents a chilling take on the town’s history. For those brave enough to explore the paranormal, the ghost tour is a unique opportunity to become acquainted with UWA’s very own, real-life Ghostbuster. For registration forms and more information about the Sucarnochee Folklife Festival, call (205) 652-3828 or visit www.centerforblackbelt.org. UWA Muddy Tiger Challenge registrants should call (205) 652-3693 for event information. 3 4

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The Center for the Study of the Black Belt will host the ninth annual Sucarnochee Folklife Festival on Saturday, April 21, 2012. The festival, which is free to the public, takes place in downtown Livingston. In addition to the numerous events offered to attendants, the festival also hopes to “restore memories of rural Black Belt folklore that have faded from many people’s minds,” said Dr. Tina N. Jones, executive director of the University of West Alabama’s Center for the Study of the Black Belt. The Sucarnochee Folklife Festival will feature arts, art casting, basket making, cheese making, chicken raising, children’s painting, earthworm composting “verminculture” kits, fiber arts, food, goats milk soap products, homemade bread making, honey, gourd painting, kids’ dough making, and quilting. The theme of the festival in its ninth year is “Taste the food--Treasure the earth--Tell the story.” The festival will kick-off with the Sucarnochee Revue, hosting a live program in Bibb Graves Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 20. The show will feature bluegrass, blues, country, and gospel music from Alabama and Mississippi. Admission is $10 at the door or free to UWA students with current ID. A cornbread cook-off will commence the day’s festivities. Categories in the competition will include best traditional cornbread, best specialty cornbread, and best original main dish. All entries will be judged on taste, creativity and appearance. Registration for the contest is $5; the winners, who will be announced at noon, will receive $25 and a festival t-shirt. Cornbread, however, is far from the only food spotlighted by the festival. “During the Year of Alabama Food, this festival allows us to showcase the culinary talents, as well as the food history, of our community and our region at the same time,” Dr. Jones said. “Foods that will be available to enjoy include savory favorites such as kettle corn, homemade ice cream, fish and Philly steak sandwiches, shaved ice, homemade candies and Red Hots,” said Jones. The festival will feature physical tests of endurance and conditioning with a one-mile fun run from Dollar General to the courthouse square and the UWA Muddy Tiger Challenge. Making its debut in the festival’s ninth year, the UWA Muddy Tiger Challenge is a 5K that includes 10 obstacles with mud and water. This event will test the speed, strength, and endurance of each participant and is sponsored by the Department of Exercise Science and UWA Intramurals. The follklife festival offers something for everyone. The local farmers’ market will be open at the event. Several artists will be demonstrating their crafts. Musical entertainment will be provided by Jacky Jack White and will feature such live acts as the House Rockers. Archeologists will host guided hard-hat tours of the former McMillian Bank Building, which is being renovated to become the new Black Belt Museum. The archeologists welcome anyone who has found artifacts in the region to bring them for identification or to learn more about them.

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with the old breed brent lee

“With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa” is a WWII memoir written by E.B. Sledge, was first published in 1981. Sledge, who lost his life to stomach cancer in 2001, was an Alabama native, a professor at the University of Montevallo, and a former marine. Serving on Peleliu and Okinawa, he wrote about what he witnessed and experienced from this days in basic training to the end of the campaign on Okinawa. This gripping book never has any dull moments. The book includes some humorous parts and some brutal sections. War is a nasty business, and Sledge doesn’t shy away from revealing gory and graphic details. Some

people with a weak stomach might even find themselves sick from time to time. “With the Old Breed” shows the real depictions of war, from fighting on the front line by day and watching for infiltrators at night. The occurrences reveal the lifethreatening dangers around every corner. The memoir also gives one a sense of patriotism, knowing what is really sacrificed by soldiers, especially the Marines. Whether one is reading simply to gain knowledge about WWII or just wanting to read a tale of a soldier’s strain to fight and survive, “With the Old Breed” is a great read to crack open.

the sucarnochee review mary schellhammer

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012, the Depart2005. Reid currently studies mixed martial ment of Languages and Literature hosted arts, takes creative writing classes at UWA a reading of “The Sucarnochee Review.” for his own enjoyment, invests in real esThis was the twentieth volume of the tate, and works on a movie entitled “The journal, which features art, photography, Alabama Sociopath.” “F Irving!” was the poetry, fiction and non-fiction. The journal 2011 winner of the Sucarnochee Award is published by a group of UWA student for Best Prose. editors and faculty Joseph Seale, a advisor, Sheila Blacknative of Demopolis mon Limerick. and co-editor of Displayed at the the 2011 review, event were many has worked on of the photographs the staff for three and artworks feayears. Seale had tured in the journal, several poetry including Brandi submissions and a Clark’s and Craig fiction submission Warlick’s photos in the 2011 review. and Livingston local, He read “Southside Anna Michael Graof the Mill,” “Unham’s “pancreas,” leashed,” “Lucky which was featured Charms,” and on the cover. “Enjoy the Show” Several of the writto the audience. ers who were feaSeale’s poem, tured in last year’s “Enjoy the Show,” review read selecwas the recipient of tions of their work at the 2011 Sucarnothe event. chee Award for Best Brandi Clark, a Poem. UWA alumni, who Other featured also served as authors in the 2011 poetry editor on “Sucarnochee the first issue of the Review” included review, read three Daniel S. Libman, Dr. of her poems from Joe Taylor, and Jeff the review. Clark is Tapia. now a teacher in Dr. Taylor is UWA’s Carlos Patrick Reid reading "F Irving!" Choctaw County. resident creative She read her poems writing specialist. “Separation,” “Two Bodies,” and “Early He has been published in over 30 jourMorning.” nals; he has also published several of his Shelly Huth, originally from Astoria, Ohio, own books. Dr. Taylor read his submission, read her poem “Sociopath.” Huth has “A Most Practical Imperative,” which he served as co-editor of the last two issues hopes reveals a philosophical communiand is currently pursuing a master’s in cation. education. Anyone interested in being featured in Carlos Patrick Reid read his fiction subthe 2012 “Sucarnochee Review” should mission, “F Irving!”, inspired by Reid’s time contact Sheila Limerick at slimerick@uwa. in the military, from which he retired in edu. Submissions are due by April 30.

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world book night liz stainton

Do you have a bunch of books you have already read and just want some new ones to read? Do you know someone who does not read at all? On April 23, World Book Night encourages people to organize a gathering to trade the books that they have read for brand new book. Also, people can walk right up to strangers and give them books to spread the word about reading. This event highlights the importance of reading throughout each community. Some people gather books and take them to classrooms, hospitals, and community centers. People are asked to donate whatever they can. The individual goal is to swap about 20 paperback books, the ultimate goal to get 50,000 people to participate.

alabama book festival taylor crocker

The seventh annual Alabama Book Festival will be held April 21, 2012 in downtown Montgomery’s historic Old Alabama from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. More than 45 celebrated authors will be present for book signings and readings during which the public will be able to speak with them. Poets Abraham Smith and Antoinette Brim, novelists Gin Phillips and Marlin Barton, and creative nonfiction writers Peggy Vonsherie Allen and Rheta Grimsely Johnson will be attending the Alabama Book Festival. The Alabama Book Festival caters to all members of the family, no matter the age group. For the children, arts and crafts and storytelling will take place. Due to recent and popular young adults’ books, The Alabama Book Festival will sponsor its first Student Reader’s Group organized by Foster Dickerson. Dickerson encourages high school and college students to read Jim Crow and Me: Stories from My Life as a Civil Rights Lawyer by Solomon Seay Jr. Seay will hold a discussion of his book at 9:00 am. Beginning at 10:45 a.m., explore vintage recipes Cecil McMillan, former owner of the renowned Blue Moon Restaurant and publisher of the Blue Moon Cookbook. Lunch will also be available at different booths. Christy Jordan, author

of “Southern Plate,” will also make an appearance. She will teach classic southern dishes step-by-step, throwing in a little of her own life stories for entertainment. Bring the whole family and don’t miss the Seventh Annual Alabama Book Festival on Saturday, April 21, 2012, in downtown Montgomery’s Old Alabama.


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administrative assistants’ week dymond hannon

Administrative Professionals Week (APW) was started in 1953 by the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP). Now it is honored as one of the largest “workplace observances” aside from birthdays and holidays. The week used to be known as Professional Secretaries Week, but IAAP announced a name change in 2000 to keep up with changing job labels. The Administrative Professionals Week is celebrated worldwide to recognize supporting staff. APW is always celebrated on the last full week in April, and Administrative Professionals Day is always observed on that Wednesday. This year, the dates are April 22-28, with Administrative Professionals Day falling on Wednesday, April 25. The idea for a day to honor hardworking secretaries and administrative assistants was presented by Mary Barrett, president of the National Secretar-

ies Association, now known as the IAAP. Barrett worked together with two others, C. King Woodbridge and Harry Klemfuss, to form a National Secretaries Week. IAAP believes administrative professionals are “individuals who are responsible for administrative tasks and coordination of information in support of an office-related environment.” Many these workers in the business world still go by the title of “secretary,” but other titles have also become popular, like administrative assistant. At The University of West Alabama, there are several secretaries, or administrative assistants. These individuals work hard to help ensure that the various departments throughout the campus are run smoothly. Students and faculty are encouraged to say “thank you” to assistants or present them with a gift such as, desktop name plates, gift certificates, flowers, snacks, or balloons.

managing finals stress gabrielle manuel

With finals around the corner many of us are becoming overwhelmed with stress at an increasing rate. Here are a few tips to reduce the stress around studying. 1.

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Focus on one subject at a time. Categorize what to study first by which exam is approaching first; then set an amount of time for each subject according to competency in the subject, the amount of material to cover, and how strongly you feel about your knowledge in the subject. When the allotted time is up, move forward. Make a task list of what topics you need to cover for each subject. By using this technique, you will be able to narrow down what you do know. Then you can get clarification from your teacher on the topics that you may not understand fully ahead of time. Begin studying in advance for your finals, not just the week of the exam. The stress of trying to study all the subjects that you are taking in one week is absolutely horrible. Also, this method of studying is the least effective. You often find yourself mixing up subjects; then you realize that you cannot remember everything that you hurriedly tried to force in your head. Give your brain time to process all the information that you need to remember to do well on your finals. Sleep! Your body needs rest to refresh your brain and your body so that you will be able to recall all of the wonderful information in your brain with ease. Remember that you still need time to unwind during this hectic time. So make sure you have some sort of outlet, whether it may be exercising, hanging with friends, or some other hobby. Study in a clutter-free area. The less you have to distract you, the easier it is to focus on your studies. Also, clean areas reduce stress. Do not just re-read your notes. Create a summary of each topic to ensure comprehension. Give yourself a break while studying. To give you a chance to refresh and also to help you to retain the information that you have absorbed.

Here is a list of The University of West Alabama’s administrative assistants:

Housing-Leah Sorinson

Nursing-Susan Goodwin

Languages and Literature-Sara

Holly Holycross (assistants to the Provost) •

Graduate Studies-Cindy Whitcomb

Natural Science and Mathematics-

Curriculum & Instruction-Lydia Kelley

Rosie Campbell

Physical Education & Athletic Train-

Physical Sciences-Kathryn Prine

Fine Arts-Sharon Harwell

History and Social Sciences & Behav-

ing-Beverly Duke •

Biological & Environmental SciencesLoretta Danner

ioral Sciences-Wendy Jenkins

Online Programs-Sharon Truelove

Education-Mary Grace Edmonds &

Library-Vivian Hauser

Paulette Fox (assistant to the dean)

Black Belt-Monica Moore

Business-Sieflinde Fleming & Maxine

Counseling Services-Shannon Ed-

McClusky (assistant to the dean) •

Academic Affairs-Lisa Basinger &

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Liberal Arts-Fannie Tucker (assistant to

Student Support Services-Gloria Mayo

the dean)

Upward Bound-Liza Lard

Business&Technology/CIS-Bonnie Dial

Athletics-Penny Dew

Assistant to the President-Kaye Bryan

Financial Affairs-Millie Schroeder

& Earlene Lindsey

Physical Plant-Sandy Dial

Campus Police-Jill Harris

Student Affairs-Becky Amato

Outreach Services-Andrea White

Financial Aid-Stacy Burney

Institutional Effectiveness-Dee Ann

Student Activities-Debra Griffin

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Spring 2012 Exam Schedule

Friday, April 27, 2012

8:00 - 10:00

All MWF classes scheduled at 8:00

11:00 - 1:00

All classes scheduled at 2:30

2:00 - 4:00

All classes scheduled at 2:00

Monday, April 30, 2012 8:00 - 10:00

All TTH classes scheduled at 8:00

11:00 - 1:00

All classes scheduled at 12:20

2:00 - 4:00

All classes scheduled at 9:30

Tuesday, May 1, 2012 8:00 - 10:00

All classes scheduled at 9:05

11:00 - 1:00

All classes scheduled at 12:30

2:00 - 4:00

All classes scheduled at 11:15

Wednesday, May 2, 2012 8:00 - 10:00

All classes scheduled at 10:10

11:00 - 1:00

All classes scheduled at 11:00

2:00 - 4:00

All classes scheduled at 1:25

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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Stress is an enemy of college students during exams, but if you follow these tips, and you are sure to have a stress-less study session.

8:00 - 10:00

All classes not set in this schedule and all conflict examinations

* Examinations in evening classes meeting on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evening will be given on the last regular class meeting. Examinations for Monday evening classes will be given during the examination week on the Monday evening that the class normally meets. NOTE: A professor may not alter this schedule, either for a whole class or for individual students, without the express approval of his/her dean.


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international news

liz stainton

military superiority

In his first public speech since assuming authority over North Korea, Kim Jong-un said that his first priority for the country was to improve his military. He declared that military technology superiority was no longer held by imperialists. Following his speech was one of the biggest military parades North Korea has ever seen; including the display of a new missile for the first time ever. It is not clear whether it was a low range missile or a mock up. South Korea will not comment on the missile with further investigation. Kim Jong-un’s speech came only two days after the North Korean rocket carrying a satellite disintegrated in midair. The failure of the rocket possibly indicated that North Korea has a long way to go before mastering military technology.

hacking times sued

Britain’s hacking scandal shows little sign of easing up. A high profile London lawyer who has been pursuing cases involving Rupert Murdoch’s British tabloids said on Friday that his firm is suing the upmarket “Times of London” over e-mail hacking, a crime for which the newspaper has apologized. The lawyer, Mark Lewis, said on Friday that the claim has been issued and he would soon address it. The case reviewed Tuesday includes a former reporter who hacked into the email account of Richard Horton, a police detective who ran an award-winning blog under the pseudonym NightJack. Mr. Horton’s identity for the blog was not known until his email was hacked and a story ran about the blogger.

japan nukes

Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda said on Friday that his government is seeking to restart two nuclear reactors. The actions of the government to restart the plants have come from a need to start before the summer heat causes a shortage of power in Japan. Noda declared units 3 and 4 of the Ohi Nuclear Power Plant to be safe enough for them to restart based on computer generated models designed to check the reactors tolerance to earthquakes and tsunamis. Noda now faces the task of convincing local leaders and voters in Fukui prefecture that it is safe to turn the plant back on. Currently, only one of the nation’s fiftyfour reactors is turned on, creating nuclear power for all of Japan.

tamed jungle pets

Ten Columbian rebel hostages were released this week after 10 years in jail. After their release, it was learned that the men caught and trained wild animals while there. The animals served as a comfort for the men who were held in harsh jungle camps. One of the former hostages, Sgt. Jose Libardo Forero, brought back a peccary. He showed the cameras a scar behind his ear where the peccary had bitten him. He told the people how he trained and cared for it. The pig now no longer attacks Forero, but treats him like his master instead and obediently follows and loves him. Forero said there were only so many things one could do for relaxation out there; this was his.

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If you have ever gotten the theme from the “Beverly Hillbillies” stuck in your head, then you can probably thank the late Earl Scruggs for giving that song its trademark 5-string banjo sound, which makes the “Hillbillies” theme instantly recognizable. Banjo legend Earl Eugene Scruggs was born on January 6, 1924, close to Shelby, N.C., into a musical family that fostered his incredible talent. Earl Scruggs is responsible for popularizing a threefinger banjo picking technique that was unique to the piedmont region of the Carolina’s. Banjo players such as Snuffy Jenkins and Don Reno, phenomenal players in their own right, were also using a three-finger technique on the 5-string banjo, which encompassed using a thumb pick and metal fingerpicks on the index and middle finger strings are plucked in syncopated rolls or plucking patterns that make the instrument sound as if it is being played faster than it really is and give the instrument a distinctive sound. There are other techniques for playing the banjo, but if it had not been for Earl Scruggs, the three-finger style would just be another style. Earl made the three-finger style THE style to play, so much so that it is known today as “Scruggs-style picking.” In 1945, Earl Scruggs came to Nashville, Tenn. playing the banjo with a bandleader named Lost John Miller, but soon Earl’s path was to cross with Grand Ole Opry star Bill Monroe, known as the “The Father of Bluegrass.” Monroe was a popular star on the Opry in 1945, and had created a distinctive sound that possessed an intense, driving rhythm, propelled by Monroe’s revolutionary mandolin playing, and intense and soulful high-pitched vocals, making Bill Monroe and his band The Blue Grass Boys the most recognizable act on the Opry. Earl Scruggs was asked to try out for the Blue Grass Boys, which he did, and, as they say, the rest is history. Earl Scruggs’ banjo style was the a la mode to Monroe’s apple pie, and gave Monroe’s music an entirely new direction. Between 1945 and 1948, Bill Monroe, along with Blue Grass Boys, Lester Flatt on guitar and vocals, Earl Scruggs on 5-string banjo, Chubby Wise on fiddle, and bassist Howard Watts, recorded some 28 songs for Columbia Records that literally DEFINED a entire style of music: Bluegrass. Earl Scruggs’s banjo style was the musical ingredient that literally crystallized a musical style, making the banjo, for better or worse, the trademark sound that everyone recognizes today as bluegrass music, a truly American form of music. In 1948, Earl Scruggs, along with Lester Flatt, left Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Boys, taking bassist Howard Watts with them, and formed their own band, known as Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys. Flatt and Scruggs took bluegrass from little backwoods schoolhouses, drive-in theatre shows, and the Grand Ole Opry, all the way to the stage of Carnegie Hall and the familiar theme from the hit television show, “The Beverly Hillbillies,” actually known as “The Ballad of Jed Clampett.” Through it all, Earl’s banjo style went with him, and it is likely that without the exposure with Bill Monroe, and his success with Lester Flatt, the banjo might have become a nearly unknown instrument, but thanks to Earl Scruggs, the banjo was carried into the twentieth century and beyond. When I fell in love with bluegrass music, I was a mandolin player who idolized Bill Monroe. Growing up I lived and breathed Bill Monroe 24 hours, 7 days a week, and I still love his music, and all the artists that were spawned by Monroe, such as Flatt & Scruggs. From the time I first heard Bill Monroe’s music, I spent the next twenty years learning the music, learning the mandolin, and traveling untold miles to listen to, play, and later perform in my own right, the music that Bill Monroe, Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs, Chubby Wise and Howard Watts had created.

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On September the 9, 1996, Bill Monroe passed away, and I made the pilgrimage to Nashville, like so many others, to see my hero for the last time. I vividly remember going to the funeral home for Monroe’s wake, and standing in front of Monroe’s casket as Earl Scruggs and his wife sat in chairs directly behind me. I remember going to the Ryman Auditorium the next day for the funeral service, and seeing Earl Scruggs walk in. A few years before, I went to the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and watched a show that included Bill Monroe, Earl Scruggs, Ricky Skaggs and fiddler Benny Martin (a classic fiddle player who worked for Monroe and Flatt and Scruggs during the 40’s) re-create as close as possible the lineup and sound of the CLASSIC band that DEFINED bluegrass music, with the only musicians who were still alive from that band, Monroe and Scruggs. Just the other week, on March 28, 2012, Earl Scruggs passed away in Nashville Tenn., at the age of 88. Earl was the last of the classic band, the rest of them long gone on. With his passing, the music world saw the end of an era. I am not a banjo player, but there are millions of banjo players today, all because of Earl Scruggs, and the majority of them could wax indefinitely as to how Earl Scruggs has affected their lives, citing all sorts of technical terms that only banjo players really understand, as to show what Earl really did for the 5-string banjo. However, as I said, I am not a banjo player. I can only tell you what Earl Scruggs meant to me. When I was sitting on that pew in the Ryman Auditorium, back in 1996, watching Monroe’s memorial service, I had an epiphany. As they carried Bill Monroe’s body out of the Ryman, the very place, the very stage where the music was created, everyone stood up and everyone was crying, except me. I found myself unable to cry. I suddenly realized as I looked around and saw so many friends crying that if it were not for Bill Monroe, none of us would be friends at all. It was the music that brought us all together. I am blessed to have friends from all walks of life and from all over the world that I count as close friends. We have shared music and good times and bad times; the music bound us together. I don’t play much anymore, but I keep up with my music friends through mediums such as Facebook, sharing photos and videos, and we keep up with each other’s lives, joys and sorrows. Thanks to Bill Monroe and Earl Scruggs, I have a musical family that I would not trade for gold or silver. So Godspeed, Earl. Your music gave me, and so many others, so much more than you could have ever realized. Farewell, Earl.


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nelson’s wrestling ramble: over two decades of destruction nelson sims

Mark Calaway, better known to wrestling fans the world over as “The Undertaker,” has enjoyed one of the most storied professional wrestling careers of all time. Calaway got his first taste of national exposure when he joined World Championship Wrestling as a part of The Skyscrapers tag team, alongside “Dangerous” Danny Spivey. The Skyscrapers had tremendous potential to become a dominant tag team in WCW, and it seemed that they were being positioned as such when they almost immediately kicked off a feud with The Road Warriors, Hawk and Animal, who were widely regarded as the most well-known and most physically dominating tag team in the industry. Unfortunately, this “clash of titans” was short lived in WCW. Dan Spivey left the company shortly after the arrival of “Mean” Mark, forcing the young grappler to set out on his own. “Mean” Mark’s single’s career in WCW was even more short-lived than his tag career, and after failing to capture the United States Title from champion Lex Luger, “Mean” Mark disappeared without a trace. As a part of the hype leading into the World Wrestling Federations annual “Survivor Series” November pay-per-view extravaganza in 1990, the WWF began to promote the arrival of a giant egg that was scheduled to hatch on the night of the pay-per-view. When Mark Calaway received a call from Vince McMahon, he stated that he was initially terrified that he was going to be asked to shave his hair and eyebrows and be packaged as “Egg Man.” Fortunately for Calaway, “Egg Man” never came to fruition. Hector Guerrero, a relative of the legendary Eddie Guerrero, was dressed up as a giant turkey who exploded from the egg and proceeded to square dance with announcer “Mean” Gene Okerlund to a chorus of boos from the crowd. Mark Calaway, on the other hand, was given an outfit based on the look of an Old West-era mortician and made his debut at the 1990 Survivor Series to commence a rein of dominance that had not been seen since the days of Andre the Giant. Over two decades later, The Undertaker has become one of the most highly revered wrestler of all time. A legend both in and out of the ring, his commitment to the business is unparalleled. The Undertaker has worked with a broken orbital bone, a shattered ankle, broken ribs, and numerous other injuries that would have put the average wrestler on the shelf. He is a professional in every sense of the word, fiercely loyal to Vince McMahon’s company through all of their highs and lows. The Undertaker has become a commodity in and of himself. Each year at Wrestlemania, fans young and old lay down their hard-earned dollars for the opportunity to see The Deadman’s legendary Wrestlemania undefeated streak grow.

However, The Undertaker has seemingly entered the twilight of his career. Once an integral part of WWE’s weekly television, The Undertaker now only appears once a year, just in time for Wrestlemania. With a professional career that spans nearly thirty years under his belt, The Undertaker is clearly winding down to the inevitable day when he disappears forever. Wrestling will not be the same without The Undertaker. He has created some of its most memorable moments during his run, pioneering some of the most memorable gimmick matches in the industry, including the legendary “Hell in a Cell” cage match, the casket match, the buried alive match, and the, truly insane, inferno match. For years, wrestling fans have lived with one certainty: The Undertaker will ALWAYS rise again. However, change is inevitable, and the day when The Deadman is laid to rest for good is fast-approaching. Standing at over 6’10” and weighing somewhere in the neighborhood of 300 pounds, The Undertaker is one of the most impressive “big man” wrestlers to ever take to the ring. Capable of jaw-dropping athletic feats such as his freakish ability to walk the ring ropes and his gravity-defying dives to the outside of the ring, The Undertaker has proven time and time again that he can truly do it all. His in-ring psychology is simply unmatched by anyone working today, and he also throws the best, most realistic looking, punches since Terry Funk. Simply getting the opportunity to work against The Undertaker, win or lose, has helped to elevate and cement the careers of a literal who’s who of wrestling. Mick Foley, Kane, The Rock, Steve Austin, Jeff Hardy, Shawn Michaels, Yokozuna, Triple H, and Bret Hart, just to name a few, all saw their stock rise tremendously following successful runs with The Undertaker. He has been, for over twenty years, the measuring stick when it comes to success in the WWF/E. The Undertaker has been appropriately dubbed “The Last Outlaw” by the WWE marketing machine. There could not be a more fitting title for the man, as he represents the last hold-out of an era that pro-wrestling will never see again. He worked his way up through the, now-defunct, territory system in order to reach wrestling’s big leagues. He is from an “old school” of thought that dictates that a wrestler go out and give 20 fans the same show they’d give 20,000 - injured or not. His commitment, sacrifices, and passion for the business are entirely unmatched by anyone on the active WWE roster. When Wrestlemania inevitably rolls around and The Undertaker is nowhere to be found, it will truly be the end of an era for professional wrestling. However, no one has earned the right to rest in peace more than The Undertaker.

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Monday, April 16, is the fifth anniversary of SeungHui Cho’s murderous rampage at Virginia Tech. Since the 2007 massacre, Virginia’s colleges and universities have investigated many employees and students to prevent a repeat of the incident. Cho allegedly left a trail of warning signs before killing 32 people and himself. The shooting was dubbed one of the worst mass shootings in modern United States history.

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A teenager from Madison, Ala., was accused of murdering a classmate and arrested with his mother in Dallas, Texas on Friday. Police had to track the teen’s mother’s cell phone in order to find them. The 16-year-old boy, Hammad Memon, and his mother, Safia Memon, were arrested around 6 p.m. Hammad Memon allegedly shot 14-year-old student, Todd Brown at Discovery Middle School, which the two attended. Memon was released to his parents with a bond of $75,000 and also made to submit his passport.

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Activists at the National Rifle Association (NRA) believe that protesters are wrong to demand the arrest of George Zimmerman. Zimmerman is accused of shooting Trayvon Martin, who was unarmed. The activists felt as though the protesters were ignoring Zimmerman’s right to be innocent until proven guilty. They also believe that the media jumped to conclusions about Zimmerman’s being guilty without conviction. The activists also support Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law, which holds that killing someone in self-defense is okay. The Stand Your Ground law figured prominently in the authorities decision not to arrest Zimmerman.

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Two Oklahoma white males were charged with murdering three black people and wounding two. The pair was also accused of hate crimes against African Americans. One of the two, Jake England, said during an interview that he did not hate blacks and that he had black friends. The police of Tulsa, Okla., believe that the shootings were at random because the two accused did not know the victims. Evidence was found that not long before the murders, England posted to his Facebook page that two years had gone by since his father was murdered by a black man, whom England referred to with a racial slur.

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The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), sent out 894 admission letters to wait-listed students. UCLA apologized for wrongly sending the letters, along with financial aid notices, to those high school students, who are actually on the wait-list. The letters were sent out along with the real letters of acceptance due to an error made by an employee of the school. The financial aid office of UCLA had to send out alternative messages to recall the admissions and apologize for the misunderstandings. UCLA officials view this incident as a way to teach the students who received that “fake” letters about dealing with disappointment in the future.


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UWA is hosting a student art exhibition featuring Anne Enoch’s first place sculpture “Blue Horse” and purchase awarded “Factory Armstrong” by Nadine Armstrong. The exhibition will also feature artwork by many other students from UWA including Polina Babkina, Elizabeth

Brooker, Fannetta Dancy, Torie Dunn, Keonna Echols, Kathy Edwards, Magdalena Galvan, Troy Gibson Jr., Derrick Hall, Crys Joiner, Jess McDill, Jess Outlaw, Rae Potts, Kellye Reeves, Hannah Riley, Jessica Tucker. The showcase will be held from April 12-April 24 in Webb Hall Art Gallery.

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muse is proud to announce its first place newspaper award from the American Scholastic Press Association in the largest category, universities with 2500+ enrollment. In its first-ever entry, muse earned perfect scores for 2011-2012 in two categories: creativity and editing. muse also earned standout scores in content coverage and general plan. In fact, muse earned earned an impressive overall score of 945 out of 1,000 points possible. Mary Schellhammer, outgoing editor-inchief, said after the announcement, “This is a proud accomplishment for muse and its hardworking staff, who have devoted a great deal of their own time into building muse into the publication that it is today. This award is a testament to the hard work, long hours, and frequent nights in the muse office that the staff has, and will continue to, put in to ensure that muse remains a publication of steadily increasing quality.” Schellhammer also noted that “many of our staff writers are volunteers who are not part of the JN219 journalism practicum class. They attend staff meetings, meet deadlines, and contribute regularly to muse. Without them, we would not be so successful.” muse acknowledges staff writers and contributors on page two each week. In addition to ranking schools on quality, ASPA judges provide reviews of individual work and whole issues, offer-

ing constructive feedback in a dozen categories, including page design, story layout, graphics, headlining, cover design, advertising placement, and photography. While proud of their award, the muse staff is determined to earn perfect scores in every category in the competition next year. muse will put to use a great deal of the constructive feedback received from the ASPA critique and will doubtlessly send in an even stronger publication to the contest next year. muse has come a long way since its humble beginning and, rather than become complacent now that they have received an award, the staff has only become more motivated to top themselves with future issues. muse faculty adviser Greg Jones is pleased with the staff’s work since the university newspaper reformat and name change under his guidance in October of 2010. Jones said, “muse staffers deserve recognition for their dedication. muse continues the fine journalistic tradition of its previous incarnations as ‘Campus Lights,’ [which was founded in 1929] ‘The Livingston Life,’ and ‘The Life,’ expanding the traditional mission of covering campus news and sports to include a comprehensive additional focus on entertainment and the arts. We love to walk around campus and see people reading our work for pleasure, especially when we know how much pressure there is to read for classes.”

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“The Face in the Courthouse Window” play focuses around the life of a man named Henry Wells. Henry Wells was accused and convicted of burning down a courthouse and was later struck by lightning. According to the legend, his face can still be seen in the window of the Pickens’ County courthouse. This year, the production of “The Face in the Courthouse Window” will be held at the Pickens’ County courthouse in Carrollton, Ala. on Friday, April 20, and Saturday, April 21.

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On Friday, attendees can see the show at 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. On Saturday, the viewing times are at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. UWA’s very own Willie Williams will star as Henry Wells, with a few other UWA students participating in the production as well. Also, Saturday’s 7:00 performance will feature recording artist Bobby Horton. For more information about “The Face in the Courthouse Window,” visit www.courthousewindow. com.


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spring fest 2012

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Find that you don’t have a use for those coffee-filters? Stopped drinking coffee and now there are these paper nuisances left? Even if you do not drink coffee, coffee filters offer up numerous household possibilities and are really inexpensive. Here are five perfect uses for those filters: 1. Tired of cleaning out the microwave every time you put something in? Well coffee filters make a great cover over bowls and dishes. Just make sure you have the right size! 2. Paper towels leaving streaks on the windows? Well since coffee filters are lint free, they make a better “paper towel” than the paper towels themselves. 3. Nobody wants popsicle drippings on their clothes. Preventing these drips is as easy as poking a hole (or two) through a coffee filter. 4. Greasy Foods? Not a problem, simply place a few coffee filters on a plate, then pile on top the greasy fries or bacon. 5. Trying to add a few quarts of oil to your car and cannot find the funnel? The use of coffee filters to prevent spilling is a great alternative to the missing funnel.

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hannon|muse top. The inflatable basketball challenged students to race to put the ball in the hoop while attached to a bungee rope. The band party later that night featured the world famous Velcro Pygmies, that sang multiple rock songs, such as Bon Jovi’s “You Give Love a Bad Name.”

the players to push the wrecking ball at opponents to knock them off of their platforms. During the Tiki Island rock climbing event many people tried to reach the inflatable

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Spring Fest 2012 was a very lively event. T-shirts were sold for five dollars; however, all the other events were free for those in attendance. Students enjoyed karaoke, rock climbing, Western dressup, a blown-up obstacle course, an inflated wrecking ball, basketball, and a band party. Karaoke singers were allowed sing

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as many songs as they liked and received three DVD copies. Western dress-up allowed students to dress up as pirates, flapper-girls, and a host of other “characters” and be photographed. The Boot Camp obstacle course was an inflatable attraction that tested people’s endurance and speed. The Inflated Wrecking ball was a game for three to four players that allowed

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bone marrow donation the party after the party mary schellhammer

Bone marrow is a flexible tissue found inside the larger bones in the human body that produces new blood cells; like blood or plasma, bone marrow can be donated. Rachel Harris, the Alabama state representative from Be The Match, a national bone marrow donor program, will be visiting UWA on April 19. Bone marrow transplants are used to treat people with various genetic diseases and leukemia.

Anyone interested in knowing more about bone marrow donation should visit the SUB on April 19. Representatives from Be The Match will be handing out information about bone marrow donation and taking cheek swabs of people who would like to register as donors. More information can also be found at http://marrow.org or by e-mailing UWA sophomore Brianna Blue at blueb@uwa.edu.

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On Friday, April 27, after Relay for Life, there will be a Late Night Party on the intramural fields from 10:00 p.m. until midnight. The party will be a tournament of games for teams. Bring several friends or a group to represent your fraternity, sorority, or club; teams may consist of up to 10 member. Games will consist of a photo hunt around campus, a relay event, minute to win it games, and other competitive activities. The overall winners will receive the Relay for Life spirit stick and a prize basket filled with gift certificates, candy, drinks, and other cool prizes.

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On Tuesday, April 10, the University of West Alabama softball team played Miles College in a double header. Coach Will Atkinson led the ladies to two wins for the day. During the morning game, the Tigers took a strong lead, beating Miles 14 to 1. In the afternoon game, the Tigers slowed down a little and beat Miles College 5 to 4. The Tigers then moved on to play Stillman College on Wednesday, April 11, in another double header. During the first game, the Tigers took a strong lead winning 11 to 2. In the latter game, the Tigers beat

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Stillman 3 to 1. The UWA softball team then moved on to play Valdosta State on Saturday, April 14, in a double header. During the first game, the Tigers trailed Valdosta 1 to 8. In the later game, UWA slowed Valdosta down a

little bit but still ended the game trailing 1 to 4. On Sunday, April 15, the Tigers softball team moved on to play the University of West Georgia in another double header. Coach Atkinson helped the Tigers win two more games. During the first game, the Tigers finished with an 8 to 1 win. During the second game, the Tigers won 3 to 2. The Lady Tigers are now 29 and 17 overall; they are 13 and 9 in the GSC conference. They will move on to play on April 18 against the University of West Florida at home.

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On Friday, April 13, the University of West Alabama men’s tennis team played Delta State University. Coach Glen Fanelli led the Tigers to a 5 to 4 win over the Statesmen. The Tigers moved on to play Alabama A&M on Saturday, April 14. The Tigers won the game against the Bulldogs 9 to 0. The men’s Tiger tennis team is now 14 and 5 overall and on a 5 game win streak. They will move on to play Fort Valley on April 17, then move on to the GCS tournament. On Friday, April 13, the University of West Alabama women’s tennis team also played Delta State University. Fanelli led the lady Tigers to another win as well, beating the Lady Statesmen 6 to 3 before moving on to play the Bulldogs the next day. The Lady Tigers beat the Lady Bulldogs, finishing the game with a 5 to 4 score. The Tigers are now 13 and 8 overall and are on a 6 game win streak. They will move on to play GSC tournament, starting April 21.

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On Wednesday, April 11, the University of West Alabama baseball team played Stillman College. Coach Gary Rundles led the Tigers to a 6 to 5 win over Stillman. This game marked the second time the Tigers have beaten Stillman this season. The Tigers then moved on to play the University of West

Florida on Saturday, April 14. They split a double header. In the morning, the Tigers lagged a little bit and ended the game trailing 2 to 3. However, in the afternoon game, UWA picked up speed and beat the Argonauts 4 to 3. The Tigers moved on to play UWF again on Sunday. The Tigers fought to

keep the Argonauts score low but ended the game trailing UWF 1 to 8. UWA baseball is now 21 and 18 overall; they are 10 and 8 in the GSC conference. The Tigers will move on to play Montevallo on April 18, and their next home game will be April 21, against Valdosta State.

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Hypnotist Frederick Winters was absolutely spellbinding during his visit to UWA. On Wednesday April 11, 2012, students from UWA excitedly jumped on stage to assist with Winters. Once under hypnosis, Winters talked the participants into some of the most hilarious situations the campus has seen. Even the more reserved participants were shamelessly performing in the show. In one instance, male participants thought they were ballerinas and exotic dancers. The “ballerinas”

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It doesn’t get any funnier than “Kindergarten Cop,” the 1990 comedy starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. The movie is so funny that it often cannot be watched in one sitting, as viewers may find themselves having to take extended breaks in order to breathe between the constant laughter brought on by every single scene. Schwarzenegger brings nothing but quality to anything he does. Before “Kindergarten Cop,” he redefined what an action movie was with masterpieces like “The Terminator,” “Commando,” and “Conan: The Barbarian.” Schwarzenegger has proven time and time again to have been blessed with a Hollywood version of the Midas Touch. Everything he’s in is sheer cinematic gold. “Kindergarten Cop” tells the story of the world’s toughest detective, John Kimble, going undercover as a kindergarten teacher in order to catch murderer and drug lord Cullen Crisp. Cullen Crisp is probably the most ineffective villain in movie history. He, like many men before him, gambles with the ponytail look and finds himself looking like a complete sissy. On top of looking stupid, Crisp doesn’t seem to have much of an evil agenda aside from taunting Arnold about his ex-wife and attempting to kidnap his son, who just so happens to be a member of Arnold’s kindergarten class. He also beats up an innocent shopper in

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pranced around the stage, and the “exotic dancers” even began to take off their shirts, which caused the crowd to shake with laughter. Many of the scenarios were extremely farfetched, but the audience loved to watch the wackiness unfold. Those who were under hypnosis did not realize how long they were on stage. Overall, the show was surely a joy to watch. Winters also offers hypnosis for sleeping, studying, sports and a variety of other topics; his performances are available on iTunes.

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a toy store in order to steal a present for his son because the film needed to do something to establish him as a threat and there was no way audiences would have ever bought this guy getting the better of Arnold, even if Arnold was lying in a comatose state in a hospital bed. The film finds its best moments coming from Arnold’s struggle to relate to his kindergarten class. These kids don’t realize that the T-800 is teaching them how to fingerpaint and, therefore, attempt to treat Arnold in a fashion that was remarkably similar to how the state of California treated him when he became governor. This situation doesn’t stand for long, however, as Arnold brings his own unique form of discipline to the classroom by employing a strict set of rules and the cryptic warning that “there IS NO bathroom!” Arnold isn’t just a strict disciplinarian, however, and in a scene that will tug on even the most frigid of heart strings, he presents the class with their own official mascot in the form of his pet ferret, apparently named “This Is My Ferret.” Before the film’s explosive climax, Arnold conquers issues ranging from the pros and cons of homosexual parenting, the anatomical differences between men and women, and he even goes one on one with an abusive, alcoholic father by visiting him with the mighty fist of justice. Remember, only girly men beat their children. At the end of the day, Cullen Crisp is defeated by the combined efforts of Arnold and This Is My Ferret, and Arnold apparently decides to retire from police work and become a full-time kindergarten teacher. If Arnold had been my kindergarten teacher, I would still be in kindergarten today because there’d be no need in ever advancing beyond the lessons taught by The Austrian Oak. Five out of five stars.

In 1963, prisoners and employees mysteriously vanished without a trace from Alcatraz’s, one of the most secure prisons in the world. In the present day, a secret unit teams up to stop the sudden reappearing of these missing prisoners, all set on finding a specific object. A conspiracy theory novelist and a federal agent team up to figure out exactly what happened to these people so long ago and why they have come back. Jorge Garcia, playing the notable Dr. Diego Soto in the hit television drama “Alcatraz,” was born April 28, 1973, in Nebraska. His trademark curly hair is the product of his Cuban and Chilean ancestry. His acting passion began young, when he played in a school play as the villain. Going on to the Beverly Hills

Playhouse, he grew to dedicate his life towards the thing he loved. Most famous for his role in the television drama “Lost” as Hugo Hurley Reyes, he also appeared in other popular shows such as “Fringe,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “Spin City,” and “Mr. Sunshine.” He even began a career on stage, playing in “The Midnight Zone,” “Something Borrowed Something Blue,” and “Fiddler on the Roof.” Garcia’s personal life is surrounded by his love for his dog Nunu and his large record collections. He is even noted for his standup comedy. Garcia’s favorite topic is his stint on the wrestling team, when he was known as “The Baby Face Assassin.” Garcia currently resides in Los Angeles, Calif. Alcatraz comes back from hiatus Saturday April 21, at 11:00 p.m. on FOX.


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Needed supplies include the following: • • • • • • • • •

2 sheets of cardstock (same color) assorted patterned papers (no dark colors) temporary adhesive printer scissors ruler 12 photos cropped to 2.5X3” 17” of colored ribbon decorations

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With the hectic last few days of class and the busy times one will have in the summer, it is hard to keep up with what day is what or even what month it is! This handy calendar can be taken anywhere: on an office desk, in a dorm, hanging from your car, or even an easy gift to give to a loved one!

Step 1: Cut cardstock in 6”X12” strips and only grab three. Then mark three inches on each and fold them on the marked places before gluing it back to back. Step 2: Cut 14 of the pattered papers to 3.5”X6”. Begin to download a free calendar template (can be found here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/templates-f143/cats-2011-stampable-cd-calendar-template-t482676.html Step 3: After printing the calendars, place patterned paper over the calendar sheet and tape it to the paper. Place the paper back in the printer, and print the calendars again, this time onto the patterned paper. Repeat as needed.

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Step 4: Begin to cut the patterned papers again to 2 7/8”X5 7/8” and attach the photos and decorations to the paper before adhering it to the cardstock and thus to each other.

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Step 5: In the two empty spaces place a back and front cover to go with your calendar: “Happy 2012” for example.

youtube sensation: ryan higa elise keller

Begining out of boredom with his neighborhood friends, Ryan Higa started producing his comedic activities when he was 14 years old. Although he is quiet and collective when the camera isn’t panned on him, Higa turns into another being online, showing his creative side. Going from small stunts to his own interpretation of the “Blair Witch Project,” Higa loves to make people laugh. Born in Hilo, Hawaii, on June 6, 1990, Higa was raised by a loving and caring family. An older brother kept him competitive, but it never hindered his ability to have fun. He played basketball, learned judo, and loved watching television and playing video games. He was in his high school’s national honor society and had won several awards in Judo. He grew bored one night and told his friends to come over to make a movie together. Higa’s obsession began with just lipsynching, then escalated to his own skits. Higa posted his videos on YouTube, not to get famous, but to share his videos

with his other friends. Little did he know how huge they would become. In over five years, he has gained over two million subscribers, becoming the All-Time #1 Subscribed YouTube artist. His videos have over 400 million views. Currently attending the University of Nevada, he is majoring in film and hopes to became successful in the entertainment industry. His most famous YouTube video is entitled: “Nice Guys.” The song/skit begins in a class for men to learn how to pick women up and turns into a hilarious scene where the two main men begin to lose the girl of their dreams because the class gave them the advice: have her pay for the food; don’t let her sit in the front seat; don’t let her go out with her friend; don’t listen to her. The two men find out quickly, that even though it is said that “nice guys finish last,” one won’t keep the girl if he doesn’t show her affection. Higa’s YouTube channel can be found at http://www.youtube.com/user/nigahiga.

Step 6: Push a ribbon through the middle of the front and back cover, fold accordingly, tie, and ta da! Your very own personal calendar!

Inspired by pinterest.com and tutorial found at http://anounceofcreativity.blogspot. com/2011/01/tutorial-2011-star-desktop-calendar.html.

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The beautiful bride decked in a vision of white lace wraps her arms around her new husband as their families look on in quiet admiration. The fading sunlight filters through a background of trees overlooking a cooling lake, and a light breeze teases her dazzling ringlets. The groom smiles happily at his new wife, realizing that this day is one of life’s greatest celebrations. Snap! A competent and confident photographer captures the small blush of the bride as her husband whispers sweet nothings in her ear. Almost blending into the background, but still commanding attention by the family, the photographer efficiently freezes moments in time from today’s wedding march to tomorrow’s gala at the Capital City Club of the town’s elite. Paid by the hour and connected to the job by the maid of honor, the photographer checks his watch and notices that the reception is about to start. Carrying his equipment to the community center, he sees the bride’s parents laughing at an inside joke and seizes the moment to snap a picture of them. Photographers notice the little things like a laugh and make them important by encapsulating them forever. There are several kinds of photographers with education levels varying from high school graduates to college degrees in photography or related fields. Assisting an established photographer helps add experience in the business; constructing a portfolio provides a dynamic resume that shows the quality of work an artist has. A good portfolio can mean employment or another prospect in line. Flexible hours, unpredictable weather, and even international trips accompany the lives of many photographers. Available to their clients (individuals, businesses, and even media outlets), photographers work at all hours and document

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important events or tell stories while working in unpredictable weather. Many photographers work part time, but sometimes certain types of photographers increase their hours depending on the season. News photographers even visit hostile environments like war zones to capture stories otherwise indescribable. Photographers who specialize in portraits often work in studios to capture people, but sometimes they work on location at weddings, religious events, and schools. Aerial photographers work in airplanes or helicopters to shoot landscapes and buildings from the sky. University photographers focus on events around educational institutions, especially for press releases at larger schools, because freelancers can always be called in for smaller events. Pay always depends on the quality and income of the client, but the median hourly wage in May 2010 was $14.00 across the nation. Photographers in the D.C. area earned the highest median wage at $23.57 an hour in May 2010. For potential job openings, projections expect an increase of about 13 percent in the next ten years. However, such growth will prove limited because of the easy access to cameras, increase in photography as a hobby, and the advancement of technology, such as photo editing programs and better printers. Multitalented photographers who are able to not only capture still images but also edit and preserve video moments will have a better chance of obtaining a salaried job than those limited to just taking photos. Photography as a vocation may be a dying art, but those with a “good eye” and creativity can create beautiful masterpieces and evoke a symphony of emotions with just the click of a shutter.


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April 22, 2012 is Earth Day, the designated day for environmental awareness in over 175 countries. Former U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson founded Earth Day after witnessing the massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, Calif., in 1969. UWA is celebrating Earth Day as well as hosting a series of events during Earth Week, leading up to Earth Day. On Tuesday, April 17, at noon, there will be a free picnic at Lake LU, where UWA will be recognized for its environmental efforts with the prestigious Tree Campus USA designation. At 1:30 p.m., the second annual

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“Race Across the Lake” will be held, featuring a two-man canoe race and a fourman johnboat challenge. Winners will take home gift cards redeemable at their favorite stores. There will also be an on-going corn-hole tournament throughout the afternoon. On Wednesday, April 18, the Earth Week Bass Scramble will be hosted at Lake LU. This allday event is an opportunity to showcase one’s fishing skills. Gift cards will be awarded to the male and female presenters of the largest bass.

phi kappa phi silent auction gabrielle manuel

Phi Kappa Phi is hosting a silent auction, the proceeds from which will benefit scholarships for students from the local chapter. The auction will be held at the Spence-Moon house from noon to 5:30 p.m.. Phi Kappa Phi will be auctioning a variety

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of baskets, beginning at $20.00. The baskets include an assortment of knick knacks such as Alabama, UWA, Auburn, and MSU paraphernalia; hunting; wine & cheese; gardening; fishing art; pets; movie night; reading; spa; summer fun for adults; and summer fun for kids themed gifts.

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Determination is firmness of purpose or the act of making or arriving at a decision. Many of us lack determination, myself included. When we do not know our purpose, many of us find pushing forward difficult. Every day seems more arduous than before, and we sometimes pose the question “what am I doing here?” Stagnancy will never help you find your purpose in life! Keep pushing and keep moving until you find what motivates you and what creates a drive within you. Change begins within yourself through your mindset. We all find motivation; some are motivated by their families, some by money, and others by education. If you feel “stuck” in your present situation, try something new. Venture outside of your usual routine and add more variety. If someone inspires you, talk to that person and seek advice from someone outside of your usual circle. Take a class that interests you, or find an outlet that inspires your creativity. The world is full of potential muses; it is up to you to find them. Do not wait around for something to happen, and do not fall into the trap of being content with the mundane. Light a fire and run with it! (Not literally of course.) Roger Bannister stated, “The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win.” Be determined to succeed because success comes from within and cannot be measured.

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This week's alumni spotlight article features none other than the man who started on the bottom rung of the ladder and worked his way to the top, President Dr. Richard Holland. Holland, a native of Bayou La Batre, Ala., first attended Livingston University in 1962. He received

a bachelor's and Master’s degree in biology from the university and a doctorate in botany form The University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Holland has served as a professor of biology and dean of the College of Natural Science and Mathematics here at UWA. He is a member of Alpha Chi, Alpha Phi Omega, Beta, Beta, Beta, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, and the Society of the Golden Key. He was awarded the Gilbert Award in 1984 and 1990, UWA faculty Loyalty Award, Distinguished Service Award from the Association of Conservation Districts, Sterling’s Who’s Who Among American Teachers, Marquis Who’s Who in Higher Education

Administration, and the Strathmore Who’s Who Registry of Business Leaders. Holland has served as chair of UWA’szReaffirmation Self-Study Committee in 1991 and 2002, the Faculty Senate for five terms, the President’s Council of the Higher Education Partnership of Alabama, the Alabama Commission on Higher Education Council of Presidents (2007-2009), and the Sumter County Nature trust. He was on the board of directors for the UWA Foundation, the Sumter Country Fine Arts Council, the Alabama Wildflower Society, and the Nature Conservancy Chapter of Alabama. He was the liaison from Alabama to the American As-

sociation of State Colleges and Universities, President of the Sumter County Historical Society, member of the City of Livingston Beautification Committee, and a member of the Alabama Advisory Committee on Roadside Plantings.

Dr. Holand preparing to teach in 1980.


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THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL Marcus rescued Hope from the paparazzi. Brooke was thrilled with the chemistry Rick and Caroline shared during their photo shoot. Bill was touched by Steffy’s compassion for Hope. Pam and Donna were forced to work together amicably. Rick suspected that Amber had something to do with Caroline canceling their dinner date. Hope downed a few more pills after feeling guilty for being with a married man. Steffy kept Liam company as he waited for Hope to join him at the Bikini Bar. Caroline rewarded Thomas’ efforts with a kiss. Liam found Hope passed out on the couch, where she admitted that Amber was her drug supplier. Wait to See: Pam and Donna are on the verge of being fired. Hope, Liam and Steffy return to Aspen. DAYS OF OUR LIVES Stefano kicked Kate out of

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the house. John was able to convince Marlena why he had to join the ISA again -- to bring Stefano down for good. Bo awoke from his coma to see Hope at his bedside. Rafe and Carrie clearly still longed for one another yet remained apart. Feeling they got off on the wrong foot, Abigail asked Cameron if they could reintroduce themselves. Brady proposed to Madison after Ian set her free. Sami warned Austin to make sure that Carrie was truly over Rafe. EJ was unable to convince Nicole to take him back. Rafe was on the verge of telling Carrie the truth about Nicole. Kate was named co-CEO of Mad World. The contents of Alice Horton’s letter was revealed -- EJ was not Stefano’s son! Wait to See: Lexie receives an unfavorable diagnosis from the specialist. Gabi moves in with Chad. GENERAL HOSPITAL Sam ran into Heather before she could confess her secret to Alexis. Sonny

confronted Michael about his friendship with Starr. Jason told Sonny about Kate’s bizarre behavior. Carly asked Johnny if he planted the gun. Lulu witnessed the dynamic between Delores and Eddie. Kate’s other personality, Connie, planned a special surprise for Sonny on his birthday. Heather tried to charm Ewen. Anna asked McBain to reconsider his approach to Sonny. Epiphany used her straightforward approach to get Patrick to snap out of his funk. Wait to See: Sam and

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McBain share a close moment. Elizabeth has some important news to share with Jason. THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS Jack called off his wedding to Genevieve and ended up in bed with Nikki. Later, Genevieve rebounded with Nikki’s ex, Victor. Victoria was appalled to learn that Adam delivered Chelsea’s baby; she later had a change of heart and thanked Adam for his help. Lily noticed a spark between Neil and Harmony while they danced together. Nikki was shocked to learn that Victor and Genevieve were now lovers as well as business partners. Ricky kidnapped Lucy. Harmony and Neil shared a passionate kiss, but where did that leave Sofia? Wait to See: The judge hands down the verdict in Lucy’s custody case. Ashley and Tucker hit a rough patch in their marriage.

Student Support Services Reminds you that fall registration starts apr. 18th.Now is the time to meet with your advisor! (And don’t forget to get your 2012-12 FAFSA done)

“It’s easy to stand with the crowd. It takes courage to stand alone.” - Danny Buckalew

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weird news or urban legend? you decide.

is taft responsible for the origin of the seventh-inning stretch? alan brown

President William Howard Taft is remembered today as the fattest man who ever served as President of the United States, weighing over 300 pounds. Eating, however, wasn’t Taft’s favorite pastime. He was a “huge” fan (pun intended) of the Washington Senators, attending all of their games, even after moving into the Oval Office. On April 14, 1910, Taft became the first president to toss the first pitch on opening day of baseball season. During the summer of that same year, Taft rose from his seat during the seventh evening and waddled off to the men’s room. As a sign of respect, the people sitting around him stood up. Ever since President Taft’s

“potty break,” baseball fans have stood up and stretched during the seventh inning.

See page 2 for the answer.

strange news . . .

show and tell mishaps

alan brown

On April 9, 2012, a five-year-old boy took his stepfather’s jacket to his kindergarten class in Bridgeport, Conn., for show-and-tell. As the boy was waiting for his turn to give his presentation, he began rifling through the pockets of his stepfather’s jacket and was surprised to find fifty plastic bags containing a white powder. When the teacher asked him to come forward, the boy held up the jacket and began talking about it. After he returned to his seat, the boy showed the boys sitting next to him the bags that he had removed from the jacket. The teacher walked over to the boys and was

shocked by what she found. She alerted the principal, who called the police. By the time the jacket was returned to the boy’s stepfather, the heroin had already been removed. The next day, he returned to school, inquiring about the missing plastic bags. The police arrested thirtyfive-year-old Santos Roman on the spot and charged him with possession of illegal narcotics and risk of injury to a minor. Santos was held on $100,000 bail. The Department of Children and Families placed the boy in the custody of his grandmother.

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1. GEOGRAPHY: What is Europe’s longest river? 2. TELEVISION: What was the fictional home state of “M A S H” surgeon Hawkeye Pierce? 3. MOVIES: What was the name of the woodcarver and creator of “Pinocchio” in the Disney film? 4. LANGUAGE: What does “gesundheit” mean in German? 5. RELIGION: Who is the patron saint of dancers?

see page 21 for answers! 6. ROYALS: Who preceded Queen Elizabeth II in the English throne? 7. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What is the term for the pointed wheel at the end of cowboy boots’ spurs? 8. LITERATURE: In Ian Fleming’s spy novels, what agency did James Bond work for? 9. FOOD & DRINK: What fruit that is commonly eaten today was widely considered poisonous until the 18th century? 10. INVENTIONS: What popular drink did druggist John Pemberton invent in 1886?


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1. The Volga River 2. Maine 3. Geppetto 4. To your health 5. St. Vitus 6. Her father, George VI 7. Rowel 8. MI6 (Military Intelligence Section 6) 9. The tomato 10. Coca-Cola

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iphone photo tips

With the iPhone 4S, never miss another photo opportunity. On the lock screen, you’ll find a camera icon next to the slider. Tap the icon and slide upward to take a shot without unlocking your phone or entering a password. Easy Peasy. You can compose and take a shot in under two seconds with a device that’s always at the ready. Also, if you’ve been frustrated by trying to press the tiny shutter button while trying to hold the phone still while using the standard camera app, know that you can now press the Volume + button to activate the shutter. In landscape position, this feels much like taking a photo with a standard point-andshoot. However, the best advice for taking tack sharp photos with your digital “camera” is to plug in your headphones, stabilize the iPhone, and use the Volume + button on the cord to activate the shutter. Who knew you already own a cable release, you professional photographer you?

withdrawal symptoms Do you know how to tell if your addicted to technology? Try living for several hours without Internet access as UWA students were forced to do last Monday and Tuesday when a fiber optic cable was cut in Birmingham that caused an campus-wide Internet blackout. I, for one, was so discombobulated I began searching for board games and candles, ways to entertain myself until the impending apocalypse. Certainly, a power outage was forthcoming. Then people would begin rioting in the streets. How could I work without access to the Web? Could we produce a newspaper? How could I grade papers electronically? Why did I upload all my work to the cloud? Why? Why? Then I remembered my iPhone has 4G service, and all was right with the world.

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dictionary help

As an educator, I believe that vocabulary is the key to advanced learning, but I find students are reluctant to look up unfamiliar words. If you own a Kindle, you probably know that by tapping and holding a word, you can select “Define” on the popup menu to get a dictionary definition of most words, except proper nouns. This feature remains extremely popular with my two youngest children who read 5 and 6 grades above their grade level. Coincidence? I think not. The great news is that this quickdefine access is now also available on the iPhone and iPad, so now you’ll never need to feel guilty about leaving that expensive, giant desk dictionary beneath that undisturbed shroud of dust.

snopes saves bytes

I’m convinced that half the Internet traffic is made up of—no, not porn—forwarded messages filled with hoaxes, urban myths, misinformation, unsubstantiated rumors and other time wasters. Every week, well-meaning friends and relatives forward junk E-mail to me that they actually believe is true, without having vetted it first. After all, it’s typed, so it must be true, right? Seriously? Stop. Think. Don’t click forward until you check Snopes. com for research that will keep you from looking silly in the eyes of your recipient. For example, did Barack Obama use a Social Security number stolen from a Frenchman born in 1890? If you share a photo on Facebook, will the the burn victim, a little Polish girl, receive $3 to offset the costs of her medical care? Are some plastic bottles left in residents’ yards actually dangerous bombs? Are Muslims exempted from legislated requirements to purchase health insurance? Just one of these widely circulated claims is true. Can you guess which one?

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. . . fl ro alan brown A dog was on a biggame hunting expedition with his master. He was sleeping inside a tent when he heard a noise in the underbrush. The dog took off after what he thought was a rabbit. Ten minutes later, the dog was lost. Suddenly, he caught sight of a leopard loping down the trail in his direction. Instead of fleeing in terror, the dog looked around until he found a pile of bones just off the trail. The dog proceeded to turn his back on the approaching leopard and began chewing on the bones. While the dog was chewing, he said to himself—loudly enough for the leopard to hear— “Boy, that leopard I just killed tastes awfully good. It was worth all of the time and trouble it took to bring him down.” Fearing that he would become the dog’s next meal, the leopard ran away as fast as he could. A monkey,

who witnessed the scene, decided that he might be able to earn some “points” with the leopard and ensure his survival, so he took off too.” When the monkey finally caught up with the leopard, he said, “Listen, man, I saw what just happened. That dog just made a big fool out of you. Those bones he was chewing on weren’t leopard bones. Dogs don’t eat leopards. If you like, I’ll take you to the dog so you can get even.” Furious, the leopard ran down the trail as fast as he could, with the monkey on his back. When the dog saw the monkey and the leopard headed in his direction, he put his muzzle back down on the pile of bones and said, in a loud voice, “Boy, I’m hungry. Where is that lazy monkey. He said he was going to bring me another leopard to eat, and he still isn’t back yet.”


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