Please don’t stop the music

CeeJay Bachus | culture editor With beach season leaving as quickly as it came, the annual autumn staples are coming around again. Your favorite shows are gearing up with new stories to tell, Starbucks smells like pumpkin and your iTunes library is expanding with the new music the fall season brings. As the semester trudges on, students are decidedly mixed on this year’s offerings. Pop As always, pop reigned supreme during the summer, leaving listeners to deal with aftershocks in the form of an album. Popular synth sirens like Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga will throw their hats into the arena, but Katy Perry seems to be the songstress in everyone’s ears. “Yes! Katy Perry…

‘Slut walkers’ plan march to combat rape

Marcus Clem | editor in chief A group will set out from the campus Oval today to put their message on display – along with a few other things. Clothing-optional mission Many of the group will follow the “SlutWalk” tradition in the protest march starting at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, and dress in clothing that would typically be considered revealing. “With the traditional SlutWalk, most individuals will dress provocatively and hold signs,” said Britnee Pond, Women’s Studies Club co-vice president and junior in premedical biology and biochemistry. Alyssa Marsh, the Women’s Studies club president, says that the community should expect a large number of people, herself included, to wear clothes they wouldn’t wear in…

Need something to do? Join the club

Casey Matlock Organizations around campus showed new students what they had to offer at this year’s Student Activities Fair on Tuesday, Sept. 10, in the Oval. About 50 of the school’s organizations manned booths to show students how they can get involved on campus. The clubs ranged from Gay-Straight Alliance to diversity organizations such as Black Students Association (BSA), Hispanics of Today (HOT) and the Native American Students Association (NASA). “The greatest way to get to know people on campus is to get involved,” read a press release advertising the event from Student Activities Council. Kristina Adams says that the event presents a unique opportunity to publicize the Student Government Association. “It feels great to…

Poet professor shares his wealth of words

Casey Matlock | reporter Stephen Meats didn’t decide what to read from his book “Dark Dove Descending” until a few minutes before his fiction reading on Wednesday, Sept. 5, in the Governors Room of Overman Student Center. “I wanted to offer a wide variety and started with the title poem to help the audience understand the theme of the book,” Meats, professor of English said, “and along with that provide something conventional, surrealist and in between.” The next pieces read were a poem called “Night Sounds,” which Meats says was inspired by his love of birds, and “The Baseball Mitt,” which Meats said he read to appeal to the athletes in the audience. “I thought…

Senator: SGA violated constitution

J. Fred Fox | reporter A senator of the Student Government Association accused the governmental body of violating its constitution by improperly filling vacancies in the organization’s membership. You’re doing it wrong Sen. Mike Berry, senior in automotive technology, said on Wednesday night that the process of filling the vacancies in SGA’s body of members was not done as required by SGA’s constitution. He claimed that there was an absence of a resolution appointing the members of the Senate Vacancy Committee. He added that all members of such a committee would have voting rights when nominating candidates for SGA. Audrey Gilbreath, SGA campus affairs director and senior in mathematics, said that this year’s vacancy process…