Mace & Crown VOL. 52, ISSUE 3 | SEPTEMBER 15, 2010
Student newspaper of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, since 1930
The State of the University A journey through the ODU President’s vision Stuart Miller Editor in Chief
When Old Dominion President John R. Broderick took over as acting president in June of 2008 the University was changing. Enrollment was growing, numerous structures on campus were under construction, and the football program was still in its developmental stage. Now two years later, Broderick is the eighth president that ODU has seen. The Athletic department has seen the departure of a legendary Athletic Director in Dr. Jim Jarrett, but in turn seen vast success in sailing, football, and Men’s Basketball. The campus has began another stage of its overall facelift as the Perry Library and Dragas hall are just a few of the next buildings on the construction agenda, and the enrollment has grown to about 24,000 students despite economic troubles throughout the commonwealth of Virginia. Needless to say President Broderick came into his position as President with a game-plan and has executed it almost flawlessly. Despite the schedule that only he can handle, President Broderick sat down with the Mace & Crown to discuss the state of the university and the ever-changing culture that is Old Dominion University. Stuart Miller: What are your goals for ODU this year? John Broderick: Our goals are clearly to do our very best to be more properly funded by the commonwealth, that is a significant goal of ours. A second goal is to work closer with the city of Norfolk on this joint police precinct and if you have been following what has happened with the city coun-
cil they seem willing to move out in that regard. Those are two that come to mind, we are also putting a much greater emphasis on a community civic engagement relationship for the university, I’d like to see not only all of our colleges, but all of our student, faculty, and staff be much more engaged in both serving the region and having the region coming to Old Dominion as a go-to place for answers and results. I think lastly to focus on what we do well here which is our teaching and our research, we have some incredible teachers here as noted by the state council of higher education with the number of outstanding faculty award recipients we have and we have some really amazing cutting edge research whether you look at what we are doing in modeling and simulation or bio-electrics, so our ability to continue to support those and hopefully move those further and further towards the national front where they deserve to be. SM: Besides construction, what is something new on campus? JB: Well I think this student success center that’s being constructed around the library is going to have a huge upside for students because first and foremost it’s going to ensure students to virtually all the kinds of support services they need, they are going to be much easy to access because they are going to be in a convenient location. Secondly, the fact that it ties into the library is a very imaginative yet a very appropriate way of sharing resources. I believe there is a real benefit for students from the academic advising side, from the academic counseling side as well as having it situated in the library where it really presents a number of winnable solutions for students who will take advantage of the opportunity. SM: What are some of the things that you expect from SGA
JB: I look forward to working with the leadership, I think there are very few goals that SGA has that wouldn’t benefit the student body and I would hope that there are very few goals that the university has that wouldn’t benefit the student body. I think we have some places where we can work together, hopefully advocacy for the university would be one of those. We have 24,000 students who go to school here, probably 85% of you are from Virginia, each and every one of the students here is is a voter should also be advocating for more state support for higher education and more support for Old Dominion. I think we have done a remarkable job here despite all the budget cuts we have of trying to keep our tuition numbers down we have tried to provide access and we have tried to be affordable, but student are voters to and the more that they tell their elected officials that they want to see higher education support and want to see Old Dominion in particular supported, that’s a lot more voices that just myself and university lobbyists knocking on doors where they expect us to say that. SM: How important do you feel that it is for students to get involved on campus? JB: It’s essential. I can look at anything from my own experience, I’ve been on college campuses now for 20-25 years as an administrator or a faculty member and it is important for students to be engaged, it gives you the opportunity to meet other people and it is more of a challenge now for your generation than it was for mine because it is a lot easier for a student from Berkeley, California or Bangor, Maine between text messaging, e-mailing, and Facebook and so on, you can be as engaged with your previous neighbor as you See UNIVERSITY, A3
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Outdoor Adventures prove exciting, economical for students
Matthew McCracken Staff Writer
Running out into a crowd of almost 20,000 people who are up on their feet screaming can make you skip a heartbeat. Anything from worrying about your performance on the field to how you look can spark your nerves. Fortunately, for Junior transfer Prentice Gill; it was more exciting than nervous. “It’s hard to get nervous when you know nobody in the stands knows you. It’s like looking up at 20,000 blank faces you don’t know,” Gill said about his first Old Dominion football game. Transferring across country from Los Angeles Harbor College, Prentice Gill is one of the Monarchs’ newest threats at the wide receiver position. Having caught 48 passes for 651 yards, five of them for touchdowns, Gill isn’t a stranger to big plays on the gridiron. Averaging 13.6 yards per catch and 59.2 yards per game at Los Angeles Harbor College, Gill is more than another receiver. He is the go to guy when a team needs a big catch in desperation for a win. To Old Dominion fans just a week ago, Gill was nothing more than a passing breeze from the wind. Ask any Monarch Maniac today and you’ll hear answers from “he’s the man” to “our savior.” Although Old Dominion suffered a loss in their first game to Jacksonville University, Gill was one of the leading receivers, and kept the Monarchs in the game until the end. Catching six passes for 79 yards with a touchdown, Prentice Gill was no longer known as number one on the Monarchs’ roster. He is no longer a ghost, no longer a whisper, he is Prentice Gill. Some might wonder why Gill would come all the way from Los Angeles to Norfolk just to play football. When asked about it, Gill admits “I committed because of Domo.” Domo, better known as Dominique Blackman, is Old Dominion’s back-up quarterback who transferred last spring from the same college as Gill. See PRENTICE, C4
The Outdoor Adventure Program, located in the Student Recreation Center, might just be the best-kept secret at Old Dominion University. Yes, most students have been to the gym, but many never realize the opportunities they might be missing out on, including OAP. Maria Marshall and Paul Okoniewski are just two of OAP’s characteristically helpful program representatives. “Students expect that they can’t go on an adventure living in the city of Norfolk,” said Okoniewski. “Its fun for me to help students see that adventure is right around the corner, even in the city.” Marshall’s favorite part of working at OAP? “Trying to get as many people outside as possible and helping to teach people outdoor skills that will benefit them for the rest of their lives.” The positive aspects of OAP extend well beyond just its knowledgeable staff. OAP has two main functions: the rental program and the adventure program. At OAP students can rent high-quality outdoor gear for dirtcheap prices. OAP rents $800 mountain bikes for $4 per day, and two students can split the cost of an $8 two-person kayak and paddle on the Elizabeth all day. OAP even has dollies to easily help the smallest person pull a boat from the Student Recreation Center to the river. Tents and sleeping bags will help make this Fall an exciting
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time to enjoy the outdoors. Likewise, the OAP adventure trips are a great deal for students. Surfing and kayaking trips are only ten bucks including transportation and equipment, and several of the overnight weekend excursions are only thirty bucks per person. OAP has a trip to satisfy every student’s interests, including kayaking, fishing, surfing, rock climbing, and backpacking. Whether you’re renting equipment or going on an OAP trip, the OAP staff will gladly provide free instruction on equipment use to get you on your way to an adventure. “It’s a really cool program,” said junior Matthew Adams. “I love camping, so anything that can get me out of the house and hiking somewhere is great.” You can also visit http://studentaffairs.odu.edu/recsports/oap to view the equipment rental list and the Fall Trip Schedule.
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Exclusive interview with President Broderick A2
Complete STIHL Soccer Classic coverage C3
Local musicians showcase at 37th and Zen B1
Qu’ran controversey revisited D4
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110 featured on on hit list in columbia William Channel Contributing Writer
On August 17 a list of 69 young, male Columbians appeared on Facebook. This list appeared with a message. The people listed had three days to leave the country or be killed. A few days later, another list appears containing 31 young female names. When this list was first sent out on Facebook people thought it was a joke, but when the second list appeared the police decided to investigate the matter. They found two of the boys on the list who were shot and killed while on a motorcycle prior to the list posting. Then another person was killed within ten days of the posting. The police have not find any leads on who has commited these murders. There has been some mention of a criminal gang known as Los Rastrojos, and the only reason there is speculation on them is that some of the people on the list had some kind of connection to them. Meanwhile, the police cannot seem to get any real leads on the killer or the person who posted the list, and the people in Columbia are terrified. They are even going so far as sending their children out of the country. Lists like these seems to be getting very common. Another list posted in Canada listed 117 people on it. The 18 year old boy behind the list was found in this
situation when six people reported to the police about it. Most of the people in this situation were from his school listing students and teachers. People are now using these programs, meant to keeping in touch with people, as a means of spreading hate and threat in a global way. But, what can be done about this? ODU student Thor Halliday said he was “not too worried” about the situation, but he felt that Facebook should be able to put a block on saying certain words in a certain order, something he said that other applications are already doing. This could help eliminate the distribution of the message, but it does not quite stop the threat of it. James Jones, another ODU student said “Facebook should give out the information to the police in this type of situation.” Holding this information from the police only serves to hinder the process of finding them, but information from Facebook about these “hit list” seems to be kept very quiet. These two situations are only related in how they sent out their message. However, this could just be the start of a lot of hit list. There is not much that can be done to stop this from happening if it does. These programs by their very nature are designed to allow this. If they could not, then they would not be a very good a mass communication application. So what can you do if a hit list were to appear in your area on one of these programs? ODU student Kevin Studevant said it best “What can I do? I guess just go to the police.” This is true. For the most part there is not anything anyone can do to prevent the lists from showing up. The best thing to do if you do see one is just to go to the police about it and let them take care of it.
Housing faces wait list by Jillian Baylor Contributing Writer
It is easy to assume that once you are accepted into college that you will have somewhere to live, but some find out that is not always true. Once again the incoming class of 2014 is “the biggest freshman class yet,” something they’ve been saying consistently about every incoming class. However, the bigger issue arises when the Office of Housing and Residence Life has to accommodate the estimated 2000 incoming freshman in addition to the current students who applied for housing. There are currently about 100 people still remaining on the waitlist but that number seems to be decreasing daily as students are placed in student housing or are finding accommodations on their own. All students who applied for housing by the deadlines, March 15 for current students and June 1 for incoming first-year and transfer students were provided housing. Those students who did not receive housing or are currently on the waitlist did not apply to housing by the original deadlines or the extended deadlines, May 1 for current students and July 14 for incoming first year and transfer students. Housing was able to extend the deadlines giving many more students the opportunity to receive on campus housing because initially there was not an overabundance of applicants. “For most colleges the percentage of current students living on campus decreases as the students near graduation but this year the percentage has been higher for current students requesting housing in comparison to incoming students” said Daniel Terrell, the Associate Director of Housing
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Services. Over the summer Housing had a waiting list of approximately 700 applicants but this was before Housing was able to proactively handle the issue. Housing & Residence Life staff members called approximately 4600 students who applied for on campus housing to ensure these students were still attending and needed housing. These calls helped to decrease that extensive wait list. Staff members also worked with current students throughout last school year to alter the return housing process so it is now fair and more effective than the previous randomized lottery. Although Housing was able to decrease the waiting list, they are still dealing with about 100 people who need housing. They have partnered with the new housing complex, The District that opened on 38th Street this August. They’re allowing students who were denied housing to live there for a
reduced rent similar to the cost of Powhatan in 2 bedroom apartments with 2 students to a room. Of course there are also tripled rooms, which is normal for the start of the school year, but Housing is trying to accommodate these students as quickly as possible. Students who are tripled will receive a $57 weekly credit as compensation for their inconvenience. There are a total of 60 tripled rooms remaining and this number is included in the 100-person waitlist. Many freshman students are not affected by the waitlist or tripled room situation. Their only complaints were about the actual housing facilities, not the housing process. “I like my housing...I just wish it was a little closer to campus,” said freshman Tim Beran. It’s refreshing to know the freshman class is enjoying their first weeks of school and not letting the housing issue damper their experience.
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University from A1 were if you were living in the house you grew up in. I think it’s very important to a student’s success, but also their ability to happily be part of something, whether its student newspaper, intramural sports, or the SGA it gives you an opportunity to meet other people and that’s really what college life is about. You should be exposed to a marketplace of idea. Some of those ideas come to you in your classroom discussions, but some of them come to you by way of being friends or being associates with someone who is from Vietnam, somebody who might be from Vermont, or somebody that’s from Virginia Beach. Opportunities for all of us are based on our involvement in them. I don’t know anybody who’s come up to me and said “I’m really successful because someone knocked on my door today and handed me something.” You know, that’s not the way the world works. I think the more students become engaged, the more they will enjoy their experience here. SM: Before it came about, bringing football back to this campus was a hot button issue. Now in its second year what can you say the football program has done for the university? JB: I think if you just walked around campus before our first home game this season you would see the impact of it, the thousands of people on campus tailgating before the game, alumni who came back to campus who didn’t realize as an engineering graduate we now had a new engineering building, or a science graduate who came back who didn’t realize we had a new science building, I mean no matter how you view it, it’s a real upside for us. I met with families who were Old Dominion graduates who were here with their own sons and daughters who were being exposed to the place who were saying “I’d like to go to school here, I like the way this place looks, I like the feel of things.” From that standpoint bringing people back to campus having people who haven’t been here in a while have the sense of the kind of things that have happened since they graduated and I think the notion that 20,00 people show up on a Saturday afternoon to not only watch a football game, but to be a very engaged kind of crowd, it’s a great atmosphere. I think it’s a terrific addition. I’m proud of the kids who are on the teams, I’m proud of the band, I’m proud of the fans. It’s a great atmosphere.
back here to live and be a part of Old Dominion, I can’t think of a better combination than that. SM: With all of the new additions to campus, news staff members, and all the other changes coming to the university, where do you see ODU in five years?
John Broderick is the eighth serving President of ODU.
SM: Since President Runte left and you took over, what do you feel is your biggest accomplishment since coming here?
JB: The biggest accomplishment that I had? Well. I think the way we unveiled football last year not only from what they did on the team, but what the fan experiences were, how we handled the traffic, the parking, etc. That certainly was a positive for us. I think moving on with the Student Success center has been a real positive step for the university. I think the joint relationship we’ve established with the city of Norfolk on this police precinct has a huge upside not only for us, but for this whole part of town. I think that this summer we have put together a group where we are going to establish a Vice President here for Student engagement and enrollment services where are really going to put a tremendous emphasis on student success and what are the kinds of things we need to do as an institution whether they’re academically, socially, or networking. What are the kind of things we can do here to separate ourselves as a university that works very hard to ensure students’ success? But, I mean the notion that anything here is direct reflection on one person is a misnomer; there are hundreds of people here who work very hard every day, who come up with ideas, who sit in meetings, who help us get to where we are and to see how much this place has grown. So I don’t want to pretend that I take anymore credit from any other people because there are many people that are involved in good decisions, but when you make a bad deci-
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sion you find it very hard to find anyone who wants to stand next to you. Typically with the positive things we’ve done here, it takes a team effort and there is a good group of Vice Presidents, Administrators, Deans, and faculty members here who make this job pretty doable. SM: Now you mention surrounding yourself with a strong group of people, when Dr. Jim Jarrett announced he was retiring an extensive search went under way for a new Athletic Director. Now that Dr. Wood Selig is the new Athletic Director, what are your goals for him in his first year? JB: Well one of the places we need to see improvement in intercollegiate athletics is generating more revenue. I’ve been very candid with Dr. Wood Selig that for a long time our athletic program here has flourished, but primarily because of student fees. We have to be much more aggressive whether it is philanthropic, sponsorships, or ticket sales that we are doing more of our part on the intercollegiate athletic side to also contribute toward the bills as opposed to just strictly student fees. Dr. Selig has a remarkable track record for being successful on the marketing side, but equally we are talking about a guy who is a member of the NCAA women’s selection committee and also someone who has a splendid reputation in terms of no violations and high academic standards where he came from. So in my mind, we couldn’t have had a better choice for an Athletic Director. Also, we found somebody who is from Norfolk and really wanted to come
JB: Well I think a lot of that is going to depend on what happens with state funding. If you’ve noticed the last two years we have really slowed growth and with good reason. In the last two-plus years we have lost 30 million dollars from the commonwealth of Virginia from budget cuts. What we need to do is to make sure that whatever we are doing in terms of size of the university is based on what we can afford to do. So having some goal to grow to 30,000 students at this particular stage makes no sense and in what my goal has been and what I see people nodding at whenever I say it is “students don’t select to come to Old Dominion because we’re bigger, they came here because they think we’re better.” And whatever it takes for us to be better is what I want us to be in five years. We are going to make good, focused, strategic decisions on what are the kinds of things that will advance the university. The easiest thing for me to do in this job is to have ten dollars and give everyone a dollar because nobody is upset, but no one is going anywhere. What we have to do is if we only have selected amounts of money to invest we’ve got to either look at where the students’ interests are and where this is on an upside in terms of where we can go nationally or internationally. It’s not always the most popular way to go, but it’s the only way to go in the kind of economic times that we are in. SM: With such a cultured society on ODU’s campus, describe Monarch nation in one word. JB: I think Old Dominion is ‘Relevant’. It’s relevant in every aspect, whether it’s the teaching side, the learning side, or the cultural side. I think the kinds of things we do here and the experiences that we provide here are relevant no matter what your age is, no matter what your background is, or what your occupational goals are and I think that has a lot to do with the kinds of students and the kind of faculty and staff who choose to work here. One word is definitely tough though. E-mail questions or comments to Smill073@
SGA starts school year fresh New services, leadership, give SGA new directions by
Christian Ernst News Editor
Student Government Association has been a ghost organization for some time on campus, providing money to student organizations, but not providing the structure as seen on other campuses. This year, they look toward a new look, and hope to help students and organizations in new ways. “We’re not thinking about fitting that puddle or moving that tree move, those little things that affect the student body, but don’t really affect the student body,” said SGA president Justin True. “So our job is to help facilitate them to do everything they can for the campus community. And I think a lot of that is providing resource,” said SGA vice president Frankie Krimowski. “We’re supposed to be the resource for everybody, whether its funding, whether it’s who to talk to, communication, no matter what it is, I think we have to help establish, that basis that they’re the ones doing the work and that we want to help them. I think before it was SGA provides you the money, but what else did they do? I think we want to change that. Now we want to walk with you, help you, and hold your hand through
the whole thing. And we want you to help us. Because without (students), we wouldn’t have our jobs.” “We’re trying to get more representatives from the student body as well,” said speaker of the senate Collin Rodino. “We want student’s to know that we’re there for them, and we’re not just a bank.” The SGA has many goals for the new year, including reconnecting with students. “We’re more here to address that the university is getting tighter, it’s getting smaller, commuters are dwindling, they’re still there, they’re still very important, but we are starting to become more of a residential campus,” said True. “We want to make it feel that way. We want people to know what’s going on, how it’s going on, why it’s going on, and whose making it go on. And the main goal is to reconnect with the student body.” “Part of (reconnecting with the student body) is having those things that the student body can connect with, with the students and the faculty, and that’s the traditions,” said Krimowski. “That’s one thing we really lack. We don’t have the main traditions. We have “Don’t walk on the seal” but what can we really hold on to? We have riding the lion, let’s make it something. So I think establishing those traditions that we can all take with us and pass on is something that’s really important as well.”
“The goal is we’re going to be meeting a lot of people. Over the summer we met with lots of people, we met with directors, executives, the president and we found a lot about them,” said True. SGA is also providing more services for students as well. “We have a new tech rental service. We just spent a lot of time getting all these different recorders, cameras, GPS, and (other electronics),” said Rodino. The tech rental service is open to all students so they have access to digital cameras, voice recorders, calculators, and other electronics that are helpful for projects, assignments, and ventures, according to Krimowski. On top of the tech rentals, SGA has also extended their DVD rental services. “We bought about 200 more DVDs for our movie rental service at the Campus Information Center,” said Krimowski. Another service SGA is providing is their new website. According to True, it will be a way for students to access everything they need to know about campus and SGA in one spot. It will provide a way for students to reach SGA representatives, vote on polls, and find out what is in the works. SGA will be having a website launch party in the near future, so that they can unveil the new creation. Students are also welcome at SGA senate meetings on Tuesdays at 3:30 in the Board of Visitors room in Webb Center.
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A Global Gathering ODU Cookout, International Style by Alyssa
Odango Staff Writer
Cookouts are devised to bring people together amidst barbeque, lemonade, and the feeling of summertime. Imagine families gathered to share stories and laughs together while the hotdogs are grilled to perfection. Now, imagine families from dozens of countries around the world sharing stories, laughs, and cultures together. The Global Family Cookout on Monday Sept. 20 will take the merits of an enjoyable cookout, while adding an international twist. The Office of International Relations (OIR) along with the International/American Connection will host the event with the goal of bringing people together in the traditional cookout style, but with a bit of international flavor. The cookout allows the international and domestic community of Old Dominion University to invite their family and friends and share cultures. Faculty, students, staff, and families of international and domestic backgrounds are encouraged to come together at the cookout. Though only in its first year, the event has already garnered overwhelming support and feedback, and will continue to be an annual event on campus. Lesa Clark, the Assistant Dean of OIR stated that the purpose of the event is “to build a global monarch community, [and to] bring people together to celebrate all cultures.” The diversity at ODU stretches across the globe, and the cookout is a wonderful experience for all guests to be exposed to the ethnic backgrounds of the Monarch community. “Oftentimes, media marginalizes a certain ethnic or religious group, and people are grown up to marginalize a particular ethnic group,” Clark said.
The event is geared to connect the people of the community together and to expand their cultural boundaries. The Global Family Cookout is a good opportunity for people to learn of other culture groups, to look past stereotypes and what they have heard, and learn of the cultures from the people themselves. That will be offered in the form of global music, cultural food along with the standard western cookout food. It will be, in Clark’s words, a “multi-sensory experience.” “People can definitely expect to meet people from different backgrounds, learn about other cultures, as well as enjoy global foods and network with staff and faculty,” Elena Agaragimova says of what people should expect upon coming to this event. “[We] want indiviuals to get to know each other on a personal level and to get past the ethnic guard and see that they’re all part of humanity,” Clark said of the goal of the cookout. The casual atmosphere will allow guests to mingle and have fun while being part of a learning experience. It is the goal of the cookout to value and celebrate the diversity of the university’s community. Global networks can be made between people at this event, and it is guaranteed that each person will learn at least one new thing about another culture. The Global Family Cookout will be held in the VIP Parking Plaza behind Webb Center on September 20, from 4-8 PM. Food and music will be provided and there will be fun activities, like face painting, for small children to enjoy. There are no concrete plans made, as the cookout is designed for social interaction between the guests. “The individuals are to not rely on activities, but on connecting with each other,” Clark said. However, an RSVP is necessary for this event. RSVP online at the OIR website, or at http://tiny.cc/oduglobalcookout, by Sept.16. “We want the participants to truly experience humanity on a personal level and not by what we read or see in media or hear from others,” Clark said.
Gaga for Gaga A Night at the Monster Ball Jessica Piland Staff Writer When you go to a Lady Gaga concert, you expect eccentric fans and an amazing live show. I can definitely say that the Monster Ball Tour at the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, Virginia exceeded my expectations. Men wearing only caution tape, a couple of Gaga-inspired outfits so detailed that fans insisted on taking pictures with the lookalikes, and a couple of senior women in corsets were par for the course. The amazing and refreshing thing is how accepted all of it was. It was evident that at a Gaga show, anything goes. When the opening act, Semi-Precious Weapons, took the stage, they brought the first taste of glamour and fun that we’d be experiencing for the rest of the night. The lead singer, Justin Tranter, used the stage as his own personal dressing room, changing clothes in the middle of a song. As he fell into a split, he told us they’ve been playing shows with Lady Gaga since 2006. Their very first show only had twelve people. It’s probably not the first time he’s told that story on stage, but it was clear from the look in his eyes that he was genuine and very thankful for the size of the crowd. They stayed for hours after Gaga’s set to sign autographs and take pictures with fans. After about forty-five minutes, the room went black and the crowd went insane. Everyone was out of their seats in an instant and we standing for the rest of the night. Lady Gaga performed all her singles and a brand new song called “You and I” that she said is going to be on her next album. There were too many outfit changes to count and they were all amazing and eccentric. During “So Happy I Could Die,” the stage suddenly lifted up and although I was on
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37th and Zen Open Mic Night Showcases Local Talent by Elijah Smith Contributing Writer
Every Sunday night, 37th and Zen is the home to ODU’s only openmic night. Each night, there is a long list of performers. The musical selections for the night favor hip-hop but encourages all forms of music to come through and demonstrate their skill. Almost two dozen artists come to showcase their musical talents each week, ranging from rehearsed performances to live freestyles. Some of the performers are local legends for their musical showcases, while others are first timers just biting their teeth into the musical game. Still, with each performance, the crowd bobs their head as the music runs over them. Some of these musicians have opened up for Wu-Tang Clan at the Norva, others’ claim to fame is being on stage at clubs such as Peabody’s in Virginia Beach, while others are just getting recognized on the local scene. While one act ensued, the last artist steps off the stage with praise as their lyrics are recited back to them. The musicians bring together these different musical styles to offer one another a new perspective on their own musical performance. Each artist has something to learn
along with something to teach another artist. On this particular Sunday, Shamroc and Young Flanigan were two of the performers. These two are known in the Seven Cities for their humorous and playful style of hip-hop. Their musical style is unlike most styles of modern hip-hop. Their influence comes from artists such as De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, and even Rage Against The Machine. “Real hip hop is not about the money, but about ones’ journey through life,” Young Flanigan said. “While trying to stay on the right path, without succumbing to the hardships in life. Hip-hop is about having a good time while telling a story.” “Young Flanigan is his alter ego. He was inspired from being a bartender trying to sell the patrons an experience over anything else. “The other side of doing my job was the promiscuous bartender that can pick your girl up faster than you can.” said Flanigan, “The name, Young Flanigan was actually coined from Tom Cruise as a bartender in the movie Cocktail, at one point he is referred to as Young Flanigan.” What is extraordinary about these local performers is knowing they’re from our hometown; the local mechanic, the young college kid, your favorite waiter, even the Irish man rolling your sushi as his day job. With the hopes that one day their music can pay the rent, or be heard on the streets, these musicians see 37th and Zen as a springboard to try and reach their dreams.
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Best ODU locals for football season see pg B3
Ra Ra Riot is back after long hiatus see pg B3
VMA recap see pg B2
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Your Best Bets for Guilt-Free Escapism Alyssa Odango Staff Writer Fall has arrived and that means it’s time to hit the books. TV guides, that is. Along with the schedule of classes, exams, practices, football games, and the occasional weekend party, is your notorious TV schedule. It’s probably true that students’ fall schedules are more exact than their weekly schedule. Primetime television is the nightly oasis away from real life. The indulgence in fictional characters’ lives is only a remote click away, and despite the utter cheesiness of these fictional realities, we invest so much of our time and interest in these shows. Tis the season of premieres, and here are the lists of up and coming shows as well as the favorites of the television world. The teenage drama shows are back and cattier than ever this fall season, with new shows entering the scene. CW, the youthcentralized broadcasting network, brings the wealthy drama back in “Gossip Girl” and “90210,” both premiering Monday nights. Thursday nights on the CW brings two new shows, “Hellcats” and “Nikita,” and the popular Salvatore brothers return in “The Vampire Diaries.” After an impressively successful pilot season, “Glee” comes back to Fox with more drama, humor, and of course, music. Fall’s drama lineup continues with old and new melodrama. “Grey’s Anatomy” returns to ABC after last season’s intense finale. “Law & Order” has left the east coast with its cancellation and will premiere with “Law & Order: Los Angeles” Wednesday nights on NBC. “House,” “Criminal Minds,” “Bones,” and “NCIS” return with new seasons to their respective networks.
gossipgirl.comze.com The Manhattan socialites are back for a fourth season of drama.
Though “True Blood’s” 3rd season comes to a close, HBO will premiere a new drama set during prohibition in 1920’s Atlantic City called “Boardwalk Empire.” Television wouldn’t be as entertaining without its reality shows. “Dancing with the Stars” comes back Monday nights and features celebrities many people will tune in to watch. Among the actors, musicians, and athletes are two of MTV’s favorite reality show celebrities, “Jersey Shore’s” Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, and “The Hills” actress turned “official” actress, Audrina Patridge. MTV continues with “Jersey Shore” and “Teen Mom.” Popular Youtube star, Kevjumba, will be joining the contestants of “The Amazing Race” in a father-son team. Comedies return with the laughs this fall. “Family Guy” and “The Simpsons” return along with “30 Rock” and “The Office.” Premiering this fall on CBS is “$#*! My Dad Says,” a show based on the book and Twitter feed of Justin Halpern. Halpern cowrites and is the co-executive producer of the show. The fall season always promises changing leaves, changing weather, changing textbook pages, as well as changing channels. There are plenty more season and series premieres that have not been listed, but are worth checking out. The only problem is deciding which show to watch when the air dates start overlapping.
MTV awards bring celebs, laughs, and music Brandon C. Jones Contributing Writer The highly anticipated 19th annual MTV Video Music Awards aired September 12th 9 p.m.EST from the lush, luxurious, and lavish Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Controversially comedic and whimsically witty, Chelsea Handler, hosted the show. Incidentally salient and significant for women since Handler is now only the second ever female to host this event since Rosanne Barr in 1994. Handler brilliantly infested her presentation with thunderous echoes of jovial ear tickling jocularity and veraciously honest humor unbound by the shackles of feigned affection. Handler’s daring leaps of lude levity lead to eliciting steadfast and unwavering voluminous laughter amalgamated by copious cheers from the crowded arena’s audience. Subsequently, with millions of at-home television viewers spanning the blue marble, all tuned in watching, Handler’s positive reception resonated from the warm center of the crimson bloomed earth to the ragged edges of the universe. Preceding showtime, the red carpet was bedecked in an array of deliciously decadent designer draped A-List nominees, presenters, and performers. Parades of popular people populated by celebrities included Usher, Ellen DeGeneres, Kim Kardashian, Katey Perry, B.o.b., Haley from Paramour, Justin
mtv.com Handler makes VMA history as the second females host in 17 years
Timberlake, Justin Beiber, and practically the entire cast of Jersey Shore. The pinnacle was unquestionably Eminem’s opening delivery of musical mayhem mastery. This set the motif for the entire night, reminding everyone to double knot their shoes because they were about to get their socks rocked off. Coveted gilded Moon-men Awards were respectfully handed out to Lady Gaga.
Get Ready Folks, It’s Football Season Best College Sports Bars in Walking Distance Diane Dougherty Staff Writer Nothing beats watching a football game up close in person, but lets face it, scoring a great ticket to a Redskins-Cowboys game is like winning the lottery for a lot of football fans, so what can you do about it? Instead of sitting at home sulking, why not hit up one of the great local college bars we have around campus to watch the game with friends. The bar scene in the University Village is not only within walking distance from student living but its fun and pretty cheap! Between MOJO BONES, The Edge, SOBO, and Monarchs Sports Grill, there are awesome drink specials, delicious food, and great music. As most of you know (or don’t know), MOJO BONES is a new bar in the Village. It was ranked best new bar opening, best BBQ, and best ribs of 2010 in the Hampton Roads area by the Virginia Pilot. MOJO BONES has a lot of nightly specials including the infamous Country Night on Mondays passed on from Boars Nest, and Open Mic/wing night on Wednesdays. Want to get your name on a plaque for all of Norfolk to see? Enter the new special called the “Wing Challenge”. This challenge consists of finishing ten wings in their spiciest “demon” sauce in ten minutes without a drink or any napkins, and the challenge will continue to become increasingly harder with every victory. “The atmosphere is what makes MOJO BONES so special. MOJO has its own concept, its not a bar that tries to morph itself to the college. It’s a BBQ joint by day and a great bar by night. Country night only works at a place that looks like it should be in the country. It is like bringing a little bit of the country into the city,” said Chris Pryer, a bartender at MOJO BONES. Another exciting bar that seems to have specials every night of the week is SOBO. If you’re bored at home looking for something to do, this is the place for you. There is always something going on at SOBO no matter what night of the week, whether it’s Tuesday for $1 vodka drinks, Wednesday for a beer pong tournament or if you just feel like listening to some awesome live bands from the local area on Friday and Saturdays. “Sobo is a great place to grab some food and
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drinks before the game because we always do different game day specials,” said Kelli Garrett, a server at SOBO. “We all dress decked out in ODU gear and its close to the stadium. We make sure to keep the team spirit up.” Whichever bar you choose to go to, you won’t go wrong. Each bar has different themes and elements that make it unique from the other and no matter which place you decide to kick back and watch a game, the staff will make sure you have a great time.
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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2010 the third tier seats in the stadium, she was practically eye-level with me. Not the mention the dress she had on was moving by itself. After an encore of “Bad Romance,” the show was over. It was definitely an experience to remember and much different from any concert I’ve ever seen. One of the things that stuck out to me is that no matter how many people were there, Gaga still wanted to have a one-on-one connection with the fans. She talked to a few fans in the standing area in front of the stage and even wore a t-shirt a fan threw to her for two full songs. She kept reminding everyone that you should never conform just to fit in and that it’s important to be yourself no matter what. Normally I would think it’s a very
Jessica Piland Gaga performes all of her major hits, including “Bad Romance” and “Poker Face.”
after-school special thing to say, but there was such a united feeling in the crowd that I just thought it was amazing. To put it in her exact words, “All the freaks are outside, and I locked the front door.”
Ra Ra Riot-The Orchard (2010 Barsuk Records) Donell “DJ” Williams Staff Writer
Jessica Piland Lady GaGa is known for her theatrical stage performances.
Spinning in Hampton Roads DJ DSTRYD Announces Exclusive Party
M&C: What was your favorite party that you played? PS: Loose Lips One Year for sure. It was the best party of all time. We all had fun, both floors of Shakas was packed and people were dancing everywhere including the furniture and on the speakers.
Donnell Williams Staff Writer If you not have already heard of the new revolution that is happening in night clubs, you will soon. Instead of the same old Top-40 or dancehall nights that are offered at many local venues, some clubs are offering what they call “dance party nights”. Many local DJ’s are making names for themselves including OH!BOY, Old Dominion University’s own Mr. E, LRDMRCY, and DSTRYD. DSTRYD, better known as Pablo Sims, is a favorite at places such as Time Lounge, and Cozumels. Pablo is one of the new premier DJs along with the previously mentioned in the area. Unlike other DJs who only play big events, Sims is willing to play any chance he gets from house parties to events that are sold out weeks in advance. His sets are unique and different - he isn’t afraid to try and fuse his cultural influences with the music he plays, as well as wearing a mask on stage. He has played many of the big events in the area including the Loose Lips one year Anniversary, I Drink Your Blood Eat Your Skin which was a dance party in 3-D and many more. He is not afraid to push the boundaries including one of the first 3D parties in a nightclub in Virginia, and events based on horror movies. In between his hectic schedule of events in the Hampton Roads area and beyond, the Mace & Crown was able to sit
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down with him for a one on one interview. Mace & Crown: Who were your musical influences? Pablo Sims: Aphex Twins, Primadonnas, and all sorts of other music. And Spanish stuff, of course, staying to my roots. M&C: When did you start DJing? PS: I have been producing music for about five years and felt like we were lacking dance parties in the area and I was also tired of going to Top 40 nights. I then met the WEOK and Loose Lips crew and the rest is history. M&C: How do you feel about being known for fresh parties ideas in the area? PS: I’m not taking any credit for these ideas, I just give people what they want and I listen to people’s ideas.
M&C: What do you see happening to the scene, what new music should we all be looking out for? PS: Its only going to get bigger and better, it’s just in its infancy. Look at Top 40 music now with electro beats in almost every song. Also check something out called moombahton its a mix between reggaeton and dance music. M&C: Can you give the readers an exclusive party that is happening soon? PS: We plan on throwing another Deadbent party soon. Also we are giving the Mace & Crown readers the first announcement about the party. I also have an announcement for all ODU students if you send me the best party idea for an upcoming party that person and a friend will be vip that night! Send me you ideas on my fan page at: http:// www.facebook.com/DSTRYD I will pick the top five ideas, then put them out on a public vote. Also, soon I will be releasing an exclusive mix out on my soundcloud page that everybody can download.
Ra Ra Riot’s just recently released their sophomore album titled The Orchard. This album has been released after much speculation that they were not going to be releasing any new material, after their success of their first album The Rhumb Line. This band has been through a lot, you can tell it from their lyrics. With indie rock classics such as “Dying Is Fine” which was written about their late drummer John Pike who died mysteriously in 2007. The band clearly took their time to write this album with the precision of each instrument and the weallwantsomeone.org lyrics, that After the death of drummer John Pike, Ra Ra Riot flow so seam- returns for their second studio album, lessly. If you are a Ra Ra Riot fan, rejoice because they have not lost their sound at all. If you have never heard of Ra Ra Riot imagine Arcade Fire’s instruments, Vampire Weekend’s sound, and Death Cab For Cutie like lyrics. The first single on the album is “Boy” while this is a hit track, the single “Shadowcasting” with its faster tempo and well thought out lyrics has also raised some eyebrows. On the song “Shadowcasting”, the intro with its soft almost classical sound, flows perfectly into the song rhythm. Also Milo Bonacci’s distinct voice really shines with this song. This group’s album appeals to the masses from the pop rock to indie music crowds.
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Lady Monarchs schedule for 2010-11 brings many challenges Tennessee, Georgia Tech, Florida, Louisville headline out of conference by
Garrison Cole Sports Editor
Before the excitement of playing games, and practicing there is the excitement of looking at the opponents for the upcoming season. The defending regular season Colonial Athletic Association Champions, will take on four teams that played in the NCAA Tournament a year ago. The Old Dominion University Lady Monarchs will play host to perennial powerhouse Tennessee led by NCAA all time wins leader, Pat Summit. The Lady Monarchs will also play host to Georgia Tech at the Ted. Coach Wendy Larry entering her 24th season as Head Coach points to the relationships the program has built to be able to bring in such challenging opponents. “Every year I am grateful that we have tremendous relationships with top 25 best of women’s basketball for home and away.” Besides the matchups with the Lady Vols and the Lady Yellow Jackets, the Lady Monarchs will also in the non-conference play the likes of Louisville, at Florida, George Washington, and the ladies will participate in the Tulane Tourney during the Christmas holiday. “Overall I think that our non-conference schedule is one of the best, if not sometimes the best, non-conference schedule in the country.” Although the casual fan might get worked up about the Lady Monarchs playing the Tennessee Lady Vols, and automatically dub that the must see matchup, senior guard Jasmine Parker has a different view. “I’ve played Tennessee every year that I have been here,” said Parker. “Seeing them on the schedule hasn’t been any surprise to me. I actually want to play Louisville, Florida, and NC State be-
cause they beat us previous years.” The Lady Monarchs will open up the season at home hosting the aforementioned Georgia Tech on November 14 at the Ted, in what is sure to be a great weekend for ODU sports. The men will kick the weekend off as they take on the Hoyas of Georgetown on November 12, then the ODU Football team will take on VMI on November 13, and the ladies will close out the weekend at the Ted. It is the non conference portion of the schedule that Coach Larry feels helps prepare her team for the rigorous CAA. “I think sometimes a non-conference schedule is supposed to prepare for conference play,” said Larry. “Our conference has gotten better and better in women’s basketball and now [the CAA] is one of the eighth strongest conferences in women’s basketball. We would like to think that we had something to do with it we’ve run from the posse for a long time. Now it’s our turn to get back into preparation with non-conference in the idea that it will prepare for everything that our conference will afford us.” The Lady Monarchs will open the conference portion of their schedule on the road against Towson just after New Year’s day. The first time the Lady Monarchs will host a conference opponent will be on January 6 against George Mason. Three days later the Lady Monarchs will take on the defending CAA Tournament Champions, the James Madison University Dukes, led by the talented scorer Dawn Evans. “In the conference I’m looking forward to playing JMU, and Virginia Commonwealth University,” JMU because they are the champs, and VCU because they are our rivals.” With a tough out of conference schedule and the always improving CAA opponents the Lady Monarchs sure will be a fun team to follow this year as they look to win repeat as regular season champs in the CAA, and also clinch a trip back to the NCAA Tournament by winning the conference tournament.
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The men of Monarch Soccer continued their undefeated season in their home opener against the University of Rhode Island Friday night at the ODU Sports Complex. Men’s ODU soccer started the 35th annual STIHL Soccer Classic off with a win for the third consecutive year by handing the URI Rams a 2-0 loss. As the sun set behind the stadium and the players warmed up on the field, an undeniable excitement filled the air with fans and students arriving in support of their beloved
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Monarch Men’s Soccer Hammers URI in STIHL Classic Opener
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team. The ODU soccer team walked on to the field in a single file line, wearing their all white home uniforms. They stood in front of their bench, many rocking from foot to foot, awaiting the croon of the announcer to officially begin the night’s event. Fresh off two victories as champions of the VCU Classic, the Monarchs were fit and ready for the home opener. After the introductions, the Monarchs gathered in a huddle giving out the last words of encouragement, but perhaps Axl Rose shrieking over the speakers did it for them. “Welcome to the Jungle” rocked the stadium. The students were ready, the Monarchs were ready and we were all then in the jungle, the concrete jungle that is Norfolk, Virginia. ODU opened the first forty five minute period with possession of the ball. The team did well with what they were
given as well. As soon as play began, the players scattered, organizing themselves into proper formation and pressuring the opposition by pushing forward. The crowd and idea of playing at home for the first time this season clearly gave them an energy with which the URI Rams could not keep up. Attacking midfielder Chris Harmon had a shot from just outside the 18 yard box within the first five minutes, but launched the ball off target. However, Harmon would not let that happen again with the next opportunity he was given. Moments later in the 6th minute of play, the midfielder had a one on one with the goalie and netted a score for the Monarchs. “I saw the ball over my head and I was expecting the goalie to come out and crunch me, but fortunately enough he sat on STIHL continued on C3
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ODU faces future CAA rival in the Tribe MONARCHS SEARCH FOR TWO CONSECUTIVE AT HOME AGAINST THE TRIBE by
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The Old Dominion Monarchs will welcome the College of William and Mary Tribe to Foreman field at S.B. Ballard on Saturday September 18 as both teams try to add a “W” to the win column. The game will mark the first meeting between the two teams. The ODU Monarchs and their fans will be hungry for a home win considering the fact that the Monarchs lost their first home game of the season against Jacksonville. William and Mary also lost their first game, which was on the road against Massachusetts 2723. In the season opener, Monarch redshirted junior quarterback Thomas Demarco threw for a career high 334 yards and two touchdowns. Demarco also threw three interceptions in the first game. The ODU wide receivers will have to work harder on developing a better rapport with their quarterback to cut back on the turnovers if they want to beat the Tribe. Demarco did have a good connection with junior wide receiver Prentice Gill though, connecting six times for 79 yards and a touchdown. William and Mary’s senior quarterback Mike Callahan threw for 221 yards and two touchdowns against Massachusetts with one interception of his own. Junior tight end Alex Gottlieb was his favorite target with
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seven catches for 70 yards. Both teams had about the same number of rushing yards in their first games with ODU picking up 127 yards while William and Mary rushed for 113 yards. It is clear that if ODU wants to win this game it is going to be on the back of quarterback Thomas Demarco and the Monarch receivers. Not to be a knock on ODU’s rushing game, but the true threat of the Monarchs is definitely Demarco because of his dual threat ability. Demarco has the ability to scramble and can do it very effectively. In the 2009 season he rushed for 892 yards. William and Mary currently ranks eighth in passing defense and ninth in total defense in the Colonial Athletic Association. Old Dominion had four sacks against Jacksonville in the season opener and one interception but also surrendered 35 points to the Dolphins. Something to keep in mind is that ODU is an independent team right now and will not belong to the CAA until the start of next season. William and Mary is already a part of the CAA, so the team has played at a higher level of competition than the Monarchs, but that is not to say that the Monarchs are completely out of their league. If the Monarchs lose, it will be two early blows and a disappointing start for ODU following up an incredible 9-2 record in the team’s first year. If they win, however, it could be a defining victory for the season. William and Mary is the favorite, even though it is a home game for the Monarchs. It is a big and exciting game for ODU though because it can serve as a measuring stick for the young new football program that will be joining William and Mary in the CAA next season.
ODU looks to slow momentum from 45-0 rout by Jack Lambert Contributing Writer
William and Mary travels to Norfolk Saturday to face Old Dominion University in the first-ever meeting between the two programs. Both the College and the Monarchs enter Saturday’s contest with identical 1-2 records. The Tribe dropped their first matchup of the season 27-23 at Massachusetts before defeating against 45-0 last Saturday. Old Dominion also dropped its first game of the season, 35-25 versus Jacksonville, but rebounded with a 44-13 victory at Campbell Saturday. William and Mary junior running back, and preseason All-CAA selection, Jonathan Grimes rushed for 71 yards and three touchdowns on 15 carries in the win over the Keydets. Senior quarterback Mike Callahan completed 12 of 17 passes for 234 yards and one touchdown in the win. It was the second time in two weeks Callahan has thrown for over 200 yards. In his first collegiate ap-
pearance against UMass, the senior threw for 221 yards and two touchdowns versus Massachusetts. Callahan’s counterpart, Old Dominion junior quarterback Thomas Demarco, enters Saturday’s contest with impressive numbers as well. Demarco threw for 273 yards and four touchdowns in the Monarchs’ win over Campbell a week after racking up a career-high 334 yards versus Jacksonville. Sophomore receivers Reid Evans and Marquel Thomas each caught two touchdown passes versus the Camels, as Demarco spread the ball around to seven different receivers against Campbell. A dual-threat quarterback who can make plays with his arm or his feet, Demarco represents a stiff test for the Tribe’s pass defense. In 2009, the College ranked first in the CAA in pass defense efficiency, but has lost both safeties and most of the defensive line from last year’s top-ranked unit. Sophomore safety Brian Thompson has two interceptions this season, both versus VMI, and the Tribe defense recorded five interceptions and one sack versus the Keydets. But the College did allow 223 yards and one touchdown through the air
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versus Massachusetts. William and Mary should be favored Saturday when they take on Old Dominion, who does not join the CAA until next season. Unfortunately for the Monarchs, the two areas in which the Tribe has struggled the most this season, stopping the run on defense and running the ball on offense, do not play to Old Dominion’s strengths. The College gave up 215 yards on the ground versus UMass and allowed VMI to run the ball effectively in the first half. For the Monarchs to pull off the upset, they will need sophomore running back Mario Crawford to tally more than the 59 yards he has recorded in each of the Monarch’s first two games. The Tribe has also struggled to establish the running attack this season. Despite his three touchdowns, Grimes only picked up 71 yards on the ground last Saturday after rushing for 66 yards versus Massachusetts. The Monarchs’ allowed 182 yards on the ground versus Jacksonville, but only 115 versus Campbell. For Old Dominion to pull off the upset, they will have to hold the College to similar rushing totals as Campbell Saturday.
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Monarch soccer falls to WVU MONARCHS FALL TO 3-1 ON THE SEASON by
Travis Kennedy Staff Writer
Monarch Soccer suffered its first loss of the season Sunday afternoon against the Mountaineers of West Virginia in the final game of the Stihl Soccer Classic. ODU fell to WVU in a physical battle that ended with a score of 2-1 and leaves the Monarchs with a record of 3-1 on the season. Coming off the win Friday night, the monarchs looked to continue their season with another victory, but there was a different mood in the stadium as compared to Friday night. Mist swirled in the air on the cool, subdued afternoon and an earlier rain left the field and stands soaked. The understated, almost polite, demeanor of the crowd contrasted to the rowdy energy brought by the students two nights previous, was a sure sign of things to come on the rainy Sunday afternoon. ODU’s first opportunity of the game came in the opening few minutes, with a strike on goal, testing the WVU Goalkeeper who handled it appropriately. The Big Blue was off to a positive start, bringing energy to the match that the crowd was lacking. Several struggles for possession that went in ODU’s favor, allowed for passing along the soggy field and resulted in brilliant chances on goal for the Monarchs, but none of these opportunities ended with the ball in the back of the net. “We didn’t finish our chances early in the game which eventually catches up with you,” observed Coach Dawson. This proved to be true as the misty rain continued to fall in the 20th minute of play. West Virginia was injecting a bit of life into their side with vocal leaders shouting from the backline. Their shouts were the most prominent sounds in the hushed stadium. Verbal encouragement seemed to spur the Mountaineers forward when they persistently tested ODU’s defense. It seemed ODU was doing well enough to fend off these offensive flurries, making several physical, precise tackles and clearing the ball up field. However, in the 32nd minute, WVU found the path they were looking for through the defenders with a series of connected passes through the center of the field that allowed for an open shot. At the end of the chain of passes, Franck Tayou of West Virginia found the ball at his feet on the left side of the goal about 15 yards out. He buried the ball in the right upper 90 of the goal and the Mountaineers found themselves leading 1-0. Going in at halftime, the mist had stopped, but it was still overcast. The onlookers in the bleachers looked detached, many sitting hunched over with their chins in their hands. Gloominess enveloped all and the atmosphere stood in sharp dissimilarity to the overly peppy
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tune of The Beatles that played from the sound system. The Beatles must have been unaware of the sad state of affairs at the ODU Sports Complex with the ODU Monarchs drowning in defeat at halftime. ODU took the field in the second half with possession of the ball, looking to claw their way back into play and even up the match. They constantly applied pressure and were persistent, even pestering, in their offense. Both teams wanted this one and a total of 4 yellow cards were given out in a span of 10 minutes, but the Monarchs kept pushing the issue of trying to score. They poked and prodded away at the Mountaineers, looking for a weak point. Chances came their way again, but it was not until the 71st minute that ODU found the breakthrough for which they were searching. Gideon Asante of ODU from Sunyani, Ghana netted the equalizer off of a spectacularly placed pass from forward Yannick Smith. “It was a great pass from Yannick and I was the lucky guy. I just tried my best to put it in and that’s exactly what I did,” said Asante after the game. The fans erupted in approval, maybe even relief. The game was tied and the hardworking Monarchs saw their toiling pay off by pulling even with WVU. Tying the game only intensified the physical nature of the game and West Virginia’s offense looked to reawaken. After much back and forth, up and down the field, the next definite turning point came in the 85th minute. West Virginia was rewarded a corner for their efforts in advancing towards goal. Midfielder Travis Pittman took the corner, sending the ball into the box high, sending the ball into danger. WVU’s Eric Schoenle leaped about 5 to 10 yards away from goal to meet the ball, near post, in the air. He flicked it on, making contact on the header, and sent the ball towards the far post past a helpless ODU defense and into the goal. WVU took the opportunity to administer a finishing blow to the Monarchs. Despite their best efforts, ODU could not pull out the victory and take home first place in the Stihl Soccer Classic. Coach Alan Dawson, making a positive observation, said, “We have to do a better job of finishing. We have to do a better job of defending set plays, corner kicks. We have to do a better job with that, but I like the way we are playing. With a loss, I’m still pretty happy, if that makes any sense.” A low-key Asante, disappointed by the loss, but determined as ever made the team’s mindset clear. He proclaimed with the mist of the evening swirling around him, that the Monarchs will keep working harder and come back better. Learning from mistakes and not making those mistakes again. That is the key to bouncing back in the next game, Friday, September 17 at home versus Elon.
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season as a freshman as he earned second team All-CAA honors.
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has made since arriving two seasons ago. He has been a mainstay in the back line of the Monarchs
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Numbers of shutouts that Newton posted last
season which was tops in the CAA.
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Smith, and Webb have collected over their careers as Monarchs.
his line. Once I got the ball on the ground, I just put it by him,” Harmon said. The crowd erupted in approval and began chanting and clapping along to the baseline of “Seven Nation Army”. The white jerseys of the Monarchs circled around the goal scorer and they were off to an early 1-0 lead. The good feelings would not persist for the rest of the first half. Multiple free kicks were awarded to Rhode Island because of fouls committed by the home team. The 1-0 lead seemed to affect the Monarchs, as they laid off the gas somewhat. A tense moment came in the 22nd minute as a foul was committed just beyond the 18 yard box by an ODU defender. URI was given a free kick, but not before an argument involving the referee ended with a yellow card for Ryan Oakes of ODU and for David Molley of URI. The tension was relieved when the free kick was taken and the Rams harmlessly sent the ball sailing over the goal, high and slow, much like the beach balls that the fans were knocking around in the stands. The first half ended with no other goals. It was clear the Monarchs were not playing to their capabilities, allowing Rhode Island to hang around with only a goal separating the teams. Midfielder and substitute Alex Vaughan addressed the issue saying, “We were a bit shaky after the first ten minutes of the first half, but we got together and had a good halftime speech and took care of the job.” And the Big Blue of Monarch soccer did end up taking care of the job. The team began to execute the plan as changed in the second half. A good ball was filtered through the midfield, then sent out wide left to an isolated Chris Harmon. Harmon took on his man, one versus one, running down the flank then angling his run in towards goal. He had and chance and took it, but his shot was blocked and sent back out in front of goal among a few players of both teams. Alex Vaughan ran into the box during the play. After the shot was blocked, luckily, he admits, he was right in front of the goal. Vaughan scored in the 69th minute, tucking the ball away from the goal keeper’s grasp into the upper right corner of the net. The game seemed all but out of reach for the hapless Rhode Island team. The rest of the second half was dominated by the Monarchs. With under a minute to go, URI’s final crossed was punched clear of the box by ODU Goal Keeper Evan Newton to cap off a solid, hard fought win by the entire Monarch squad. In the crowd, the keys began to jingle, the fire truck siren sounded in the far corner of the stadium, and the Monarchs advanced to the championship game of the STHIL Soccer Classic on Sunday at 2pm. After the game, Coach Alan Dawson summed up the team’s performance, “We struggled a bit after we scored the early goal. I thought they gained the momentum in the first half and we lost our way a little bit, but we regrouped at halftime. We executed the plan in the second half and the second half was a very good performance. It was all us really.”
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Second Chance to be a Senior SENIOR TAKING FULL ADVANTAGE OF SECOND CHANCE AT BEING SENIOR by
Kevin Hollister Staff Writer
A blonde with green pre-wrap substituting as a headband zooms down Powhatan Ave. on her bike. She’s wearing a red shirt with white Adidas soccer shorts and peddling as if she’s being chased by a pack of rabid dogs. Forget distinguishing her face, students barely catch a glimpse of her black and neon orange Nike’s before she’s out of sight. I’ve never watched an Old Dominion University women’s soccer game, but before I even interviewed ODU women’s soccer stand-out Kirstin (pronounced KEER-stin) Walker, I could tell she was determined— the girl practically rides her bike like she’s on a mission. Capping off what she thought was her senior season in 2009, Walker finished tied for the third on the team in scoring with seven points, and tied for the team lead in goals with three. However, the team’s record of 7-5-1 left a bad taste in her mouth. But because of a redshirt season in 2008, where an injury sidelined her for the season after just playing one game, Walker earned another year of eligibility—giving her this season to right some of last year’s wrongs. “It’s nice to have another shot. I thought last year was going to be my senior year and I thought I was going to be finished and we didn’t really have a great season. So, it’s kind of nice to have another opportunity,” Walker says. In 2009, Walker transitioned from role-player to fulltime starter. Although she led the team last season in goals, scoring was still new to Walker. “Honestly, my most memorable soccer moment [was scoring]. It was good to finally get one. That was the one thing I really wanted to do—at least get one goal in my time here,” Walker says. This season she has had no trouble finding the back of the net. Through three games, Walker leads the team with two goals. But personal achievements are not what Walker is concerned about for the 2010 season. As a freshman, Walker played in only three games on an ODU women’s team that finished 17-5-1 and Co-
Prentice from A1 Blackman acted as a Monarch recruiter getting Gill to commit to Old Dominion knowing his potential as a playmaker. One thing Blackman never mentioned to Gill is the difference between east coast and west coast football. “East coast is a lot faster than west coast ball,” Gill said. No one could tell this affected his performance in Gill’s first game as a Monarch. Some might think it was luck, but that doesn’t seem likely, as Gill has been working out at home with NFL superstar and Eagle Receiver, Desean Jackson. Gill has witnessed and practiced with the fastest. When asked about his goals for the upcoming season, Gill’s answer seemed like the norm of most receivers. “I don’t want to drop a ball, want at least eight touchdowns, and knock two or three people out of the game,” Prentice Gill said with a stern look on his face. What do you mean knock two or three people out, like send them to the hospital? I questioned. “As long as they don’t come back to the game,” Gill said. With an attitude like that, Gill is more than just a ball hawk. He will do whatever he has to do to win. In his mind, the lesser opponents on the field, the greater chance for a victory. Off the field, Gill is a regular student at Old Dominion University. Majoring in Sociology, which was suggested by his older sister Jessica, Gill is still open-minded about his future after college. All his life, he’s wanted to do one thing. Unlike many athletes who want to go professional, Gill’s dream is on a whole other path. “I’ve always wanted to coach be-
lonial Athletic Association (CAA) champions. Then, in 2008, the season Walker was injured, the Monarchs finished with a 14-4-2 record. But this year, as a captain, Walker is determined to be the cornerstone and engine propelling a winning team. “My freshman year we won the CAA’s, so I think it would be an awesome way to start and then finish [with a CAA championship]. I didn’t play much freshman year, so now it would mean a lot more to win it when I’m more of a part of it. I definitely want to have a winning season and go out better than we ended last year,” Walker says. Walker smiles as she talks about her goals for the 2010 season. She certainly feels the team is capable of obtaining them, she just feels they need to develop team unity. “We need to work on our team chemistry and getting to know each other because we have new players. There’s also a mixture between young and old players because we have a lot of older players that are starting. We need to get in a rhythm, work together as a team, and just have some team chemistry,” Walker says. Although people would never be able to tell by her sweet demeanor or soft voice, Walker plans to motivate a young team of 16 underclassmen [eight of which are freshmen] with her fiery leadership style. “We don’t really say directly ‘You’re a captain’ or wear captain armbands, we look for everyone to be a leader. I think that I lead mostly by playing on the field. I’m more of a leader who’s like, ‘This is what you need to do.’ Some people say I’m not the nicest person on the field. We have kind of a Good Cop-Bad Cop system. I’m kind of the Bad Cop,” Walker says. But what would you expect from a 23-year-old girl whose played Club and Travel soccer since the age of eight and decided at the ripe age of ten that she wanted to play the sport at the collegiate, Division-I level? “I’m super competitive in everything I do. I just hate to lose. If I think we’re going to lose, I just get super intense. I was mad when we lost our scrimmage. Every little game matters. I get intense at practice just because I hate losing. Sometimes that comes across as not very nice,” Walker says. It’s about 1:45 in the afternoon. The women’s soccer team has practice at two. My interview with Kirstin is over. She politely says goodbye and we both head to the bike rack to un-lock our bikes. Before I can even get my key out of my pocket, she is peddling with a vengeance toward the soccer stadium. Kirstin Walker clearly is determined to end her second “senior” year and her ODU career with a championship.
fore playing professional,” Gill said. Considering how crisp his routes are, how high his football I.Q. is, and his love for the game, this career path is not a bad choice for Gill. Confident on the field but level-headed off of it, Gill is determined to have success with the team. Despite his individual goals, he understands that it is a team effort to achieve wins. Although he put forth a valiant effort in Old Dominion’s first game against Jacksonville, Gill knows practice makes perfect. “I feel like that loss improved us. Too many people came into the game with their heads too high. We didn’t take it as serious as we should have,” stated Gill about their loss to Jacksonville. When asked what he could do to improve for next game, he simply stated “Get more on the same page as Demarco.” Looking at the stat book, people would think they were on the same page. Gill knows his potential, and with hard work and dedication, he will not only obtain this potential, but surpass it. With his family on the other side of the country, Gill’s only comfort is on the field. When asked about the biggest game of the year coming up against William and Mary on September 18th, Gill simply said “to expect a whole lot of big plays, a whole lot.” Having the attention of his fellow teammates, coaches, and fans, Gill is filled with confidence. He may be over a 1,000 miles away from home; but if home is truly where the heart is, he’ll be fine because Gill’s heart is with football.
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By the Numbers: Week 2 vs Campbell
Garrison Cole Soprts Editor
Number of times that the Monarchs had to punt in the game as they racked up 44 points on the Campbell defense
Number of touchdowns thrown by quarterback Thomas DeMarco
Number of incomplete passes that DeMarco had on the day as he an efficient 26-33 in the victory as well as the number of different receivers DeMarco connected with on the game
The number of completions that the passing attack of Campbell had against the stingy Monarch defense
The number of passing yards that Campbell had on the day. DeMarco threw for 273 yards to go along with his four touchdowns
The total yards of offense that Campbell mustered against the Monarchs. 190 is also the total amount of rushing yards that the Monarchs piled up after struggling last week to run the ball
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opinions History is hurting in Hampton Roads Charles Morgan Contributing Writer
I have lived in the Hampton Roads community my entire life. And yes I call it Hampton Roads. Technically I have not “lived in Hampton Roads” as I don’t have gills and webbed feet. What does that have to do with anything? Well, the actual definition of “Hampton Roads” is the water ways that make up the confluence of the James River, Elizabeth River (all three branches) and the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. I know, I know, it’s the same debate locals have been having for decades but from an historian’s perspective, that’s right I am an historian by trade and honor, It makes sense to call the area of HR and the nearby environs found on land such a moniker. Why? Because history can teach us that this geographic and economic region continues to evolve with the passing of each decade and the advent of new technologies. I promise this is not one of those articles about what we should call ourselves, I’m just taking my own unique path to introduce myself and present my credentials. Ok, thanks for your patience. I’ll get on with it. Thirty-three years on this red clay island (okay its not really an island but with all of the water, bridges, and tunnels in the area not to mention the flood zones on a particularly wet September morning it can feel that way) six years in academia, and four years of employment in the history field have led me to ask myself, and now others, an intriguing and seemingly unanswerable question for quite some time now. Why don’t people in Hampton Roads seem to care about local history? I know this might seem to be a loaded question and it doesn’t pertain to everyone but for the past two years I have watched countless citizens walk right past The Moses Myers House and the Norfolk History Museum as they enter the mall no doubt to buy $5 lattes, $10 movie tickets and $400 iPods not to mention the admission to the ice skating rink in the winter months, all while the economy is spiraling further down the pit of conspicuous consumption. In this day where families are clamoring to save money and, I have to wonder why such local amenities as the Myers House, Riddick’s Folley in Suffolk, etc. are passed by in favor of the endless pursuit of the wittiest t-shirt or the latest sparkly vampire story. Did you know that for one hour, anyone can come into the Myers House and take a tour of one of the oldest homes in Norfolk? Or that the History Museum, though small in scale, has a wealth of interesting artifacts dating all the way back to the early 1700s and you can come in at your own pace without hav-
Freshman 15, The Good Kind
Odango Staff Writer
There is that myth that students gain a substantial amount of weight during their freshman year of college. It’s true, and not limited to the first year of college. Imagine gaining 15 pounds all four years of college. Amongst cramming dozens of pages of readings in one night and late dates with the computer and a term paper, eating is often the easiest task a college student can manage. Unfortunately, the easiness of eating leads to neglect of healthy eating and therein lies the truth of the Freshman 15. It becomes easy to grab a bag of chips white watching TV, or eat Pizza Hut for brunch, lunch, dinner, and as a snack in between. Do not
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ing to take an hour long tour to see them? Better yet, did you know that they are free. You probably didn’t and I can’t blame you for that because neither do most people. We are interesting, entertaining and most importantly, cheap. So why aren’t HR residents taking a more active interest in their history? What is it about history that makes us keep our past at arms length? You can’t hear it like the newest local band at The Boot. You can’t taste it like a slice of pepperoni from Del Vecchio’s. You can’t even touch it like your new iPhone which you want to throw in the Lafayette River because it dropped another call. But we all know History is important to some degree or another. History’s importance is subjective to each of us. If you are like me, it is just about all you talk about and you drive your friends and family crazy with the details of the first landing of the Jamestown Company at Cape Henry, but to a growing number of Hampton Roads residents, who are not like me and who could blame ‘em, history is “just so boring.” History was that class you were forced to go to in between lunch and Phys. Ed. But you would be hard pressed to find someone that didn’t at least acknowledge there was some historically significant event that they thought was “kinda cool” or at least made for a really good Tom Hanks movie. Chances are that if you fall in with the later demographic, you had the teacher from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off or your parents packed you into the back of the minivan for two weeks every summer, stopping at all of the historical markers between here and the Grand Canyon. But I fall into the “got lucky in school and had some pretty funny history teachers” category. My folks decided that listening to me and my sister screaming over back seat real estate for 2000 miles was no sort of vacation. They decided to take advantage of The Old Dominion State’s amenities such as Monticello, Natural Bridge, Williamsburg, Richmond, and so on and so forth. There really is a pretty long list of historical sites in Virginia and so we kept ourselves pretty well entertained on family vacations resulting in fewer black eyes and a mother with a full head of hair. So I caught the fever at an early age and I know I am not the only one. There are a lot of history-philes out there as the mailing lists of History majors at Norfolk State, Old Dominion and Virginia Wesleyan would confirm. But outside the halls of academia, there seems to be a waning interest in historical sites in the “Tidewater.” Of course there are the tried but true sites such as The Battleship Wisconsin and the Old Cape Henry Lighthouse that see as many as 200 visitors per day in the tour-
ist season but the Seven Cities and her surrounding environs are a treasure-trove of witnesses to our nation’s past where history was made one year, one brick and one amazing feat at a time. What made me so interested in history as a kid was that I was standing in the footsteps of history. I saw the same view of the battlefield that George Washington did when he embarrassed General Cornwallis in front of a watchful world. I touched one of the iron plates of the USS Monitor. I didn’t have to imagine these places from a cinderblock walled classroom in Kempsville, I didn’t have to rely on a movie director’s camera lens. I got to stand in the foot steps of history. The best thing about actually going to see these places is not only are they about an hour from my home in Virginia Beach but they offer very inexpensive admission rates if they’re not free. Perhaps it is a question of making history “pop.” Most people think that when they walk into a historical site, they are going to get yelled at for touching something or they are gonna have to walk around forever listening to some “gray hair” rambling on and on about 18th century floor cloths. Well to those points I can tell you 1. You shouldn’t touch stuff in museums anyway so don’t. 2. There really is a book about 18th century floor cloths and I don’t blame you, it really is boring but hopefully there aren’t many little old ladies left that have read it. And 3. History museums and historical houses are the windows to our past that offer us a unique perspective of how certain events long ago shaped our lives, today. If you ask questions of your hosts and guides, and if you take a minute to listen to the stories that they have spent countless hours researching, you can get what you put into it and make history fun. There are a few “gray hairs” running around telling visitors about how it was back in the day of horses and buggies, and maybe even a few of them are speaking from experience, but there is a new generation of historians working out there, young and spry who are doing their best to make history come alive for the people of “Hampton Roads,” “Tidewater,” “the 757,” or whatever you want to call this place. I myself like to call it the “History Capital of the Country” because so much of history happened here and so much of it continues to be made here. So take a three day weekend to explore your local history and say hello to an historian in your neck of the woods, who knows you might just discover that your neighborhood was Blackbeard’s Hideout or built on an ancient Indian burial ground. Scratch that last part. You’re probably better off not knowing.
succumb to the pull of Easy Eating, oh hungry student! With a bit of planning, shopping, and a mild mental reconstruction, you can easily avoid gaining the Freshman 15 by following these 15 tips and suggestions. Potato chips are crunchy, salty, cheesy, go-to snacks that help us get through class breaks. Instead of eating regular chips, eat chips that are baked. Popcorn is also a good alternative—just watch out for the salt and butter. Replace whole grains for refined grains. Whole wheat bread (honey wheat is my favorite) and brown rice are good substitutions. Eat your veggies, kids. What parents have preached at the dinner table for most of your adolescence is true; fruits and vegetables are important. Baby carrots and grapes are great snacks for in-between classes. If the taste is too bland, there is always Nutella or peanut butter. Eat more foods that are baked rather than fried. Resist the urge to eat late at night. If it’s absolutely necessary, avoid candy or ice cream. When eating salads, choose low-fat dressings or vinaigrettes. Or, make your own dressing and bring it along in a small container. (I feel a dressing recipe approaching.) Fiber is a friend! It helps keep you feel full, so eating fiber-rich breakfast foods such as oatmeal and cereal will help make your morning easier. Make time to prepare healthy meals and snacks. If you want to
make tomorrow’s lunch, prepare what you can the night before for easier assembly. Don’t skip on breakfast. Coffee is not food. Water, H2O, aqua, that clear liquid spurting from the hallway fountains . . . drink it. Hydration is best achieved with water. Portion out meals accordingly. Don’t eat the entire buffet like it’ll disappear the next day. It’ll still be there, as will the pounds if you keep eating too much. Balance your meals to include at least three different food groups. Eating a portion of protein, carbohydrates, and vegetables will help in the long run. Drink low-fat or skim milk instead of whole milk. If your cereal is really tasty, you won’t notice the difference. Replace whole milk with soy or low-fat when ordering coffee. Learn to listen to your stomach and not your mind to know if you’re actually hungry. Last, but not least, exercise. You do a lot of walking (sprinting when you’re late), biking, and boarding getting from building to building, but be careful not to offset that daily exercise by eating junk food while walking. Like I stated earlier, these are all tips and suggestions on ways to avoid gaining the loathsome Freshman 15. There are plenty of more tasty ideas that will help, but the important thing is to be knowledgeable of what foods you choose to eat. It’s easy to gain weight, but it also can be easy keeping it off. Let’s make the Freshman 15 a myth.
More than Skin Deep Must Haves for Fall
Leslea Kuhrt Staff Writer
So, as I was woefully staring into my closet this morning trying to come up with a fall forecast for myself, I realized that there are several key pieces missing in my wardrobe!!! Those of you who know me personally are probably rolling your eyes and heaving a huge “here we go again” sigh, but I don’t care! For those of you who find yourself in the same boat, here’s a list of the top ten fall must-haves for girls and guys. As we all know…ladies first! A camel colored poncho. Every woman needs some sort of camel colored outerwear, be it a trench coat, wool over coat or…you got it…a poncho. Yes, ponchos can be flattering! Pair yours with dark skinny jeans or leggings for the full effect. Dark brown riding boots. Look for a pair that looks slightly worn in and kinda beat up (check thrift stores too!) With a variety of heel heights, from completely flat to skyscraper high, these are sure to
please. Uggs. Yes, I know. You’re tired of seeing these boots already! I thought I was too, until I went to their website a few days ago and discovered the Gwnyth clog! They are unbelievably cute and would look great with this season’s over the knee socks and trouser shorts! They also have plenty of nontraditional boot styles, accessories and outerwear to choose from. Check out that Marin vest! Leather and Lace. Not literally, per say: think tough and sweet, like pairing a pretty mini-dress with combat boots, or a pair of super distressed raggedy jeans with a delicate, floaty top. The status bag. It doesn’t have to be Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, or Anna Sui but it has to be fabulous! Think suede, fringe, patent leather, bold colors, anything to make it unique! I’m currently eying several bags on the British ASOS site; just make sure to convert the pounds to dollars! Another site to check out, if the name makes the bag, is avelle.com (also known as bagborroworsteal. com.) This site will allow you to rent a designer bag for a certain period of time, and you can swap out as you please! And for the gentlemen? Military inspired pieces. NO MORE NAUTICAL! Bye-Bye Sperry’s (finally) Helloooo Doc. Martin’s! Look for Army and Air Force inspired pieces i.e. the greatcoat (a long, wool coat, perfect for the late fall to winter months) Look for army greens
Mace & Crown and navy blues and fitted waists in your choices for outerwear. Velvet. Yes, guys, Velvet. It’s very on trend for the fall. Not feeling adventurous enough for the full on velvet suit? Try wearing the pieces separately: a velvet blazer with slim cut jeans and pointy boots is a perfect way to introduce this luxe fabric to the rest of your wardrobe. Even shyer? Try the velvet tie in a plum (either a neck tie or, even better, the bow tie.) H&M usually carries velvet styles in trendy cuts and colors… keep your eyes peeled! Slim jeans. They are here to stay! Look for darker washes with a variety of embellishments (no glitter, rhinestones or Ed Hardy’s please) to pair with button ups (for casual Fridays) or fitted tees (words or no words…your choice) The pointy boot. Not just for women, pointy boots elongate the leg and basically, make everything look a little better. Look for buttery leather styles in your choice of colors (the best color? Black!) Check Aldo out for the latest styles! Glasses. Can I please address the “nerd glasses” trend? It’s great. Sometimes. And sometimes you look foolish. Invest in some classic frames: try the black, square framed Ray Bans. For sunglasses, the sky’s the limit! From vintage to futuristic, classic black to shocking neon and everything in between…go for it! Is anyone else ready to go shopping? See you at the mall…
THE SCOOP! (Music Reviews) Meet the Smiths? & Mr. Shuster has a club banger? Get the gleek out of here?
by Robbie Ciara Contributing Writer
There’s plenty of Scoop! It appears that Will Smith can take a break from making Hollywood blockbusters as his kids continue to make big moves in 2010. As Jaden Smith’s movie “The Karate Kid” approaches 350 million dollars in world-wide ticket sales, his little sister appears to be making big moves of her own. We first saw Willow making her acting debut alongside her father in the critically acclaimed “I Am Legend.” Now, Willow makes a surprising turn with the upcoming release of her first single: “Whip My Hair.” This single is no Disney tune. Heavy with drums, percussion, Caribbean rhythms, attitude, and hip-hop flavor, the single jumps out more like something you’d hear from Rihanna or Ciara than the reserved nine year old
Willow. The single leaked on YouTube on September 7 and now has generated over 1.4 million hits. To add to this surprise, Willow recently signed with Jay Z’s Roc-a-Fella Records. In a statement, Jay-Z said, “We at Roc Nation are excited to work with Willow. She has an energy and enthusiasm about her music that is truly infectious. It’s rare to find an artist with such innate talent and creativity at such a young age. Willow is about to embark on an incredible journey and we look forward to joining her as she grows in all aspects of her career.” It sounds like Jay-Z certainly believes in Willow’s talent and it looks like the Smiths will be a force to be recognized in the next decade. Dominating the new decade is something that the hit show Glee has been doing on TV for two seasons now. The show’s unique style of story-telling combines Broadway and pop music had led to many Emmy nominations and wins. The show, in addition to a Peabody award, won the Golden Globe for Best Television Series in 2010. It’s no surprise that with that kind of success some actors and actresses from the show would make the predictable move of making an album. Matthew Morrison AKA Mr. Shuster is the first castmember to make the move. Morrison has been working on the album with boy bander JC Chasez for one track. He also has been producing and writing half of it himself. In a statement about the album Morrison said that “the album will feature a lot of stuff that you would find on the adult contemporary charts, but stuff that you’ll hear in the club and you can dance to,”. When you go to the club, do you think a Mr. Shuster track is what the dance floor needs right now? Only time will tell. The single is set to be released in February of 2011.
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My way or the highway SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK LIVES UP TO HYPE
by Chelsea Deangio Arts & Entertainment Editor
Anyone who knows me can tell you: I’m not an outdoorsy girl. I prefer taking in the great outdoors from the comfort of my couch – who says I don’t know anything about making a fire or setting up camp? I’ve watched virtually every episode of Survivor! And all those years of LOST have paid off – I know to listen out for “the others” whispers, and that when it starts raining, someone is likely going to be killed. Okay, okay. So my outdoors knowledge ends there. Not that I haven’t spent my fair share of time in the wilderness. Camping has always and will always be a cheap getaway – something my parents have always taken advantage of. But instead of taking in the views and munching on S’Mores, I focused on listening to my iPod and scratching bug bites. So naturally, when my boyfriend suggested taking advantage of OAP’s cheap deals on tent rentals, I scoffed at his enthusiasm. Jeff, you see, was a Boy Scout. He went on backpacking trips, hiking adventures and did all the traditionally manly excursions associated with Scouts. I made it through Brownies, but all we ever did was sell cookies. With Jeff’s nature-loving background, I reluctantly agreed. It’s not that I hate the great outdoors. I love pretty computer wallpapers of streams and mountains. But when it comes to actually spending time outside, I hate the bugs, the rocks, and the lack of indoor plumbing, air conditioning, or WI-FI. But after Jeff agreed to a few compromises (he wanted to go backcountry hiking, I wanted a campground where people could hear my screams if I were attacked by a bear) I braced myself for a weekend in the mountains.
We headed up to Luray, Virginia, part of the gigantic Shenandoah National Park. Admittedly, the views were gorgeous, and as we ascended, the humidity of summer in Virginia faded away. Our campsite, located in the Loft Mountain campground, was pretty standard (but had toilets and showers) and provided beautiful scenic views. As we set up the tent, my iPod provided the perfect camping playlist (Joshua Radin’s “I’d Rather Be With You” provides the perfect ambience). Who says technology and nature can’t coincide? After dining on traditional camping cuisine (hot dogs), we relaxed by the fire. And though the mosquitoes made an appearance, the bugs were tolerable. There’s something incredibly peaceful about having fire as the only thing to watch before bed. Hot dogs are great for dinner, but cooking breakfast is a little more challenging. The next morning, we decided to head to Brookside Restaurant to load up on pancakes. Their breakfast buffet was cheap and delicious, and energized us for our busy day of hiking ahead. After stuffing ourselves with traditional Southern fare homemade biscuits and gravy, we hit the trail. Along with not being an outdoorsy girl, I’m not really the athletic type, either. But hiking requires very little actual skill – if you can walk up a hill, you’re golden. Still, the allure of Dark Hollow Falls was what really piqued my interest in the hike. You know how they say it’s not the destination, it’s the journey? Well, the internet had promised beautiful scenery and water tempting enough to take a dip. Needless to say, it was all about about the destination. The internet had steered me right again. Of course, the hour or so hike to the falls and the blisters my Chuck Taylors had worn into my heels (nobody told me to bring athletic shoes!) had taken its toll. As we reached the falls, I tossed my stuff to the side, and jumped into the cool waters. The tension from my feet and from my crazy work week melted away, and I relaxed for the first time in what seemed like forever. By the end of the weekend, I was refreshed and renewed, but definitely ready for a bed to sleep in. Camping ultimately proved to be an easy, cheap and fun getaway at the last minute.
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NFC BEAST…NOT ANY LONGER
Garrison Cole Sports Editor
The NFC East has been talked as one of the best divisions in the NFL. Well let me let everyone in on a little secret. The NFC East collectively isn’t that good. That might be shocking to most of the faithful here at Old Dominion University, because most of the student body is a fan of one of the four teams in the division. However, it’s something that needs to be said before the division flops as a whole this season. Therefore, remember where you read it first. Now I’m the biggest Redskin fan there is, but my expectations for them this season end at about 8 or 9 wins and no playoff appearance. That doesn’t sound like the greatest season in the world, but it’s going to be a better team than the debacle that was a year ago. New Head Coach Mike Shanahan and the addition
of quarterback Donovan McNabb will make this team better, but there are still plenty of questions to be answered about the Redskins and I’m not even talking about the Albert Ain’tworth situation. The Redskins have a lot of questions, but like the rest of the division they aren’t alone. Just up 95 the Philadelphia Eagles are attempting to replace a franchise legend in the aforementioned McNabb, and nobody knows what to expect. Kevin Kolb now steps in as the new quarterback at the helm, but he is stepping into so much more. Replacing legends is never easy, and whether the Eagle fans want to admit it, they had one in McNabb who was a legend for that franchise. Now, enters Kolb who if he doesn’t know yet will soon find out that the city of brotherly love isn’t so forgiving to say the least. The Eagles have all the talent in the world on the offensive side of the ball, but have one unknown in Kolb and that’s the quarterback position is the wrong place to have an unknown. With that said, I would not be surprised if the Eagles win as many as 10 games and as few as six. Just a few seasons ago the New York Giants were on top of the football mountain and the ceiling for Eli Manning was something that at that point couldn’t be measured. Fast forward three years and after a disappointing home playoff loss in 2008, and the disaster that occurred last year the boys of New York have everybody scratching their heads. But they still have Eli Manning and a defense that is coming back
Cinderella crashing the party in college football by
Garrison Cole Sports Editor
Boise State has the potential to make this season in college football an unforgettable one. With the Broncos “road” victory over Virginia Tech at Fed Ex Field in the opening weekend of the season, Boise has a real shot at finishing this season undefeated. However, the mess that is the Bowl Championship Series still could find a way to mess up this potential special season for the darlings of college football. The BCS has had blunders before, but a potential blunder of keeping an undefeated Boise State team out of the national title game in favor of a one loss BCS conference team would be the biggest blunder yet. Right now Kellen Moore and the Broncos sit third in the Associated Press poll behind Ohio State and Alabama. Conceivably the Broncos (if they can defeat Oregon State on September 25) should be able to run the table in the WAC and finish the season undefeated. Ohio State led by Terrelle Pryor obviously has a tougher schedule as they still have to play Big Ten opponents Penn State, at Wisconsin, at Iowa, another top ten team, and of course the end of the season matchup with the Michigan Wolverines. For the sake of argument let’s say the Buckeyes lose one game early in the Big Ten, but still win the Big Ten and are sitting at the end of the season with just one loss. Alabama, playing in perhaps the toughest conference in America also has a difficult road to go this season, probably the toughest of the three teams being focused on here. The Crimson Tide, still have pivotal matchups with the Arkansas Razorbacks on the road, Florida, at South Carolina, at LSU, as well with their big season ending matchup with Auburn in the Iron Bowl. However, for argument’s sake, Alabama runs the table, wins the SEC Conference Title game and is assured a spot in the BCS national title game with an undefeated record. So, now there could be three teams fighting for two spots. Common sense would say that the two teams unbeaten should be the one’s taking the field in Glendale, Arizona for the championship game. However, the BCS and its supporters wouldn’t know anything about common sense because for some reason that isn’t even understood by the Ivy League schools, there
daily-news-trends.com Boise State faces on one team ranked in the Top 25 AP poll the remainder of this season
is still no playoff in college football. Now in our potential scenario, it doesn’t take the smart people at Harvard or Brown to figure out what should happen. However, what might happen is, Boise could be left at the altar while the two national “powers” slug it out for the title. If Boise does go undefeated, then nobody on God’s green Earth can logically say they shouldn’t be allowed to at least play in the big game. No more talk of this “they play in a weak conference” or “if you put them in the BCS conferences they wouldn’t be as good.” See, that’s not true. Although they play in a small conference, they recruit big. A lot of the players on the Boise State roster hail from the state of California. So who’s to say they wouldn’t be as good if they played in a bigger conference. In the game at Fed Ex against the Hokies of Virginia Tech, two of the best players on the field were on the Bronco sideline in Moore, and all-everything receiver, Austin Pettis. The Broncos dominated the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball, against a supposed bigger, stronger, faster Virginia Tech team. The bottom line is this: if Boise goes undefeated they should play for the crystal trophy in Glendale. If they don’t get that opportunity, then college football presidents and people in power will have even more questions to answer about its beloved BCS. And maybe, just maybe, the BCS will be the ones whose clock strikes midnight, not Boise State.
healthy and fierce and thanks to the nonstop yapping from their brothers of New York, the Jets the Giants are under the radar in New York(imagine that) Like the Redskins and the Eagles the Giants do have problems of their own. Though they have Manning, the receiving core doesn’t blow anyone away. The reason the Giants were so good was because when Manning got in trouble he knew he had a target in Plaxico Burress that would tower over any defensive back opposed to him. Now who steps up as the big play guy for the Giants? That question alone makes the Giants intriguing, but not the favorite in a pedestrian division. The presumed favorite in the NFC East is the team that we all love to hate. The Dallas Cowboys led by Tony Romo seem to have all the talent on both sides of the ball to make it all the way to the Super Bowl in their stadium. But, the Cowboys do this every year. They always have the talent to win and they never do, because unlike the upper echelon teams of the NFL; mental makeup. The Cowboys aren’t mentally tough enough to win; at least they haven’t proved it yet. Year after year they are put on this pedestal and year after year they fail. They are the most overrated team in the NFL yet again, and I don’t think they this year will be as special as Cowboys fans think it will be. However, because the NFC East is so weak the Cowboys look like the best team on paper and for once they can thank the rest of the division for that distinction.
Miller Time “Who Dat” on the stage?
by Stuart Miller Editor in Chief After another long summer of sitting through nine innings, 200 plus laps, and 18 holes it’s finally back. Football. America’s “Should be” pastime. But, when I tuned into the now highest rated regular-season prime-time game in 12 years, I was extremely close to switching back to Jersey Shore because watching Sammi and JWOWW duke it out was more interesting than watching Brett Favre actually look like a grandfather on the field. As much as it was a sentimental moment for the city of New Orleans to drop the Super Bowl banner in the Superdome, it was the only memory worth cheering for. Ok, we all understand that the Saints and Vikings NFC championship game last season was a fantastic game, but I don’t think we needed to see the immediate re-match to open this season because one thing was different. It’s week one and not the playoffs. To be honest between the 12 total punts between both teams and the awful pre-game performances I found it hard to find anything to get excited about.
Although I am a fan of both Taylor Swift’s and Dave Matthews Band’s music, I can’t say that I associate what happens on the gridiron with the lyrics from “You belong with me” and “Why I am”. Maybe I’m just ignorant, but the pre-game and halftime performances during NFL games have kind of lost their luster. As nice as it is to hear classic hits such as The Rolling Stones’ “Satisfaction” and The Who’s “Pinball Wizard” these past their prime performers do more harm to their reputation than good. No one really wants to see Mick Jagger still rocking his skinny jeans while his vocal cords struggle to push out shaky lyrics to songs that were once hits. So maybe it was time for the NFL to bring in a newer and younger crowd by throwing T-Swift and DMB on the stage together, but in turn it set the wrong tone for a game that was already a dud. I’m hoping that this isn’t going to become a trend for the NFL this season both with the performances on the field as well as off. I for one would hate to turn on the Super Bowl this year and see Justin Bieber and Katy Perry take the stage and ruin one of the best days of the year via a musical nuclear missile. There is no need for the “Bieb” in the NFL and besides Tom Brady already has the Bieber haircut on lockdown. As for the on the field aspect of football, it will always be exciting and fun to watch. However, I would have much rather seen a Vikings-Saints game in week nine when Brett Favre is back in his boyish groove and the Saints are chanting “Who Dat” while boasting an 8-0 record.
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by Danielle Buxton
I don’t watch BET much, but I am pretty familiar with a show called, “Tiny & Toya.” The show profiles the lives of Tameka “Tiny” Cottle who happens to be the wife of rapper, T.I. and Antonia “Toya” Carter, the ex-wife of rapper Lil’ Wayne. But I’m not writing this to talk about the show. Recently, Tiny was arrested with her husband on drugs charges. What the heck were you thinking doing drugs with your husband, who happens to be on probation following served jail time for federal weapons charges? Let me guess, you weren’t thinking. Are you not aware that your husband can go back to jail because of the stupid actions that you both took part of? What kind of example did you set for your three children? Did it not occur to you that you could go to jail as well and your kids could be without both of their parents? Seriously, start thinking about the consequences of upcoming actions. If there is a little nagging voice that says that what you are thinking isn’t a good idea, then listen to it! It’s terrible to see celebrities, especially ones who have teenaged children, get in the news for drug related offences. tmz.com Now I’m not a fashion guru but come on, your 35 years old, time to hang up the cut up jeans and the tank top that can’t fit all of your body parts. Remember, you have to set an example for those who watch your show. Nothing sickens me more than seeing famous people dress raunchy then plead time and time again that are role models for the upcoming generation. I’m not saying that you need to put on some, “mom,” jeans but the jeans wore in this picture were, in my opinion, not something a 35 year old mother of six should be wearing. You should get rid of the pink streaks that match your outfit too. Personally, that should be an outfit for someone in high school trying to find their own special niche. You held your composure well because you weren’t smiling you just let him place the handcuffs on you and kept it moving. I will give you credit as to the fact that you didn’t resist arrest. I hope that you take the blame for what you have done. This picture does not portray you in any manner that I want my nieces and nephews observing. This picture portrays you in an embarrassing manner. I actually hope that you have seen the picture and have become disgusted by it. Please, sit down with your kids and explain to them what has happened and what the public now sees of you. I guarantee that if you explain that you want better for them, they will make you proud. That’s not to say that you can’t provide for them but they should never come close to the same predicament that you and your husband placed
For crying out loud Ignorance isn’t always bliss, sometimes it’s just ignorance
Christian Ernst News Editor
Religious intolerance isn’t something new, but one minister took a step towards exacerbating the problem. Rev. Terry Jones had planned a Quran burning on Saturday, September 11, the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. One protestor did just that, tearing pages out of the book and lighting them on fire, as well as throwing others into the air, all while standing at the corner of Murray and Church, just steps away from the site of the mosque, as reported by the New York Post. He was unidentified and quickly escorted from the site, leaving on a Path train before media could get a comment. Protestors from both sides spent the day at the site, with signs ranging from “Tea Party Bigots funded by Corporate $” to “Christ turned the other cheek; Muhammad Never Did; He Beheaded Instead. He claimed that Rauf had agreed that if Jones stopped his protest, he would move the center. Other sources have claimed the safety of the pastor was called in to question so the act was cancelled. Rauf
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claims otherwise, saying he would not negotiate the matter, according to the New York Post. Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf has been called many names for his plan to build an Islamic Community center near Ground Zero, but maybe Jones needs one other then Reverend. The intolerance of this act is simply ignorant, and the fact that anyone would actually publicly promote such an act is disturbing to me. The largest problem with the burning is what it says about country as a whole. Those who are for the burning claim that Islam is attacking our freedom as Americans, while they are the ones that are endangering that freedom. This burning is an attack on an entire group of people based on an event, as horrific as it was, that was committed by a small, extremist group. This attack on a religious group is the in same horrific group as what it is trying to protest. This attack on freedom also puts our troops and ourselves in danger. Terrorist groups will use this to inspire hate against America, citing religious intolerance as a reason our country should be attacked. This is a backward way of handling a problem, invoking more harm than good. Our troops will see the largest retaliation for this, as they stand ground in the effort to maintain peace in Afghanistan and Iraq. They will face angry citizens and even more extremists who blame them for the act of radical protestors, just as those protestors blame Islam for 9/11. This pure show of intolerance and ignorance will cause upraises in these Islamic nations. These upraises will lead to increasing insurgents. Increased insurgents will cause increased attacks on troops. Increased attacks on troops will lead to increased deaths. This is a circle of violence, triggered by ignorance. Every citizen has a right to practice religion freely, as guaranteed in the Bill of Rights. This book burning is an attack on that freedom and should not be tolerated.
Friend Zone Isn’t Always Permanent
Diane Dougherty Staff Writer
Dear Diane, I am always stuck in the friend zone when it comes to the women I care for. What do I do to make them notice me for more then just a friend? Sincerely, Confused
Dear Confused, All great relationships succeed because the two people involved are friends. Its never fun to be “in the friend zone” but who’s ever to say you don’t gradually get out? Becoming attracted to someone is the easy part; it’s the friendship element of a relationship that is extremely hard to flourish and maintain. Don’t be discouraged if a woman you’re interested in puts you in the friend zone, there are a number of ways you can get a girl to notice you. Every girl is different when it comes to what attracts her to a guy but since you’re already friends with her, you probably already have a sense of what she likes. Use your advantage as her friend and do a little research on to what kind of dates she likes to go on, or what dress style she finds attractive on a man; but don’t forget to be yourself, if you’ve forgotten, she is already your friend for a reason so you don’t need to change for her to like you. Just let her know you’re a little more interested in her than just being her friend, put yourself out there. You’ll never know her response if you don’t try.
Dear Diane, My parents call me at least twice a day and if I don’t pick up the phone or get back to them by a certain time they get upset with me. I feel like they’re smothering me and ruining my freshman experience. I know they just miss me and want to hear from me but how do I explain to them that it’s okay not to talk me multiple times a day and that we need to have some space? Smothered
Dear Smothered, Parents have a hard time letting go of their children, and while we get that it definitely makes it hard for us to feel like individuals when they are constantly breathing down our backs. College is supposed to be a place where you make your own decisions, mature, and become a responsible adult. Explain to your parents that you need time to mold into your own person and to make your own decisions, after all that one of the reasons why they’re paying the big bucks to send you here. You need to have a serious conversation with them about what you expect from them and what they expect from you. If it is just your mom or dad being lonely back home because you’re gone let them know you love talking to them, it just doesn’t need to happen every single day. Make plans to call maybe towards the end of the week to let them know how classes went or twice a week whenever it is convenient for both of you. Also, it is the beginning of the school year, a lot of parents are like this when you first move away but it seems to die down a couple weeks after school starts, so don’t be too worried right now because they might let up on their own without having to that “the talk”.
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