New faces and new locations

SGA approves 10 new senators, discusses relocating ticket office Jay Benedict | Managing Editor The swearing in of 10 new senators was the highlight of the Student Government Association’s list of accomplishments at its meeting Wednesday night. The students were sworn in after going through an interview process and being approved by the members of SGA. In all, 16 candidates were interviewed and 10 were approved by SGA. SGA also appointed Thomas Gregory, senior in communication, as the election board chair. Gregory was approved because the appointed chair, Vice President Austin Osborn, junior in biology, is ineligible to serve as chair because he is seeking re-election this spring. Gregory will oversee the election process, any…

Hooked on Hookah

Hookah

Students share the subtleties of hookah. Todd Miller | Feature writer Mustafa Alzanadi says dedicated hookah users do it for the flavor. “A good flavor won’t make for a good hookah,” said Alzanadi, senior in manufacturing. “Short-cuts can be taken, but it takes careful preparation to make a smooth and enjoyable flavor.” Hookah smoking is a way of smoking tobacco. But rather than smoking a cigarette or a pipe, the tobacco is smoked through hoses attached to a vase-like structure called a hookah. This tobacco often comes in a variety of flavors like apple, grape or cherry, and doesn’t contain some of the chemicals and preservatives found in cigarettes. Alzanadi says that there used to…

Red Tails takes awhile to take off

Film lacks substance, depth Todd Miller | Feature Writer The first set of movies released this semester featured the historical film “Red Tails.” I use the word “historical,” though, to only describe the movie’s genre, not how well it did. Interestingly, “Red Tails” is the first film produced by Lucasfilm since 1994 that wasn’t a part of the “Star Wars” or “Indiana Jones” franchises. “Red Tails” is set during World War II and the plot centers on the 332nd Fighter Group, better known as the Tuskegee Airmen. They were the first African-American group of fighter pilots in the, at the time, still segregated military forces of the U.S. Although the pilots were extremely talented both…