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WEDNESDAY | 10.2.2013 | MaceandCROWN.COM | Vol. 56, Issue 6

MONARCHS SHAME GREAT DANES By: Brian Saunders Staff Writer Mace & Crown

The 64th annual Oyster Bowl at S.B. Ballard Stadium proved once again that the Old Dominion University Monarchs are hungry for a winning season. “This is what I really hoped would happen tonight,” Wilder said. “Coming off last week where the kids didn’t have much to feel good about themselves, this performance made for a very happy locker room.” Old Dominion’s defense answered the bell in a dominating 66-10 win over the Albany Great Danes Saturday evening, Sept. 28, at Foreman Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium. Quarterback Taylor Heinicke threw for 365 passing yards and two touchdowns. The junior completed 28 of 33 attempts in a win that improved the Monarchs to 3-2 on the year. The defense looked stout after coming into the game averaging of 44 points and 524 yards of total opposing offense. Despite giving up 453 rushing yards last week in a disappointing display at home against The Citadel, they stood tall. In what they hope is a sign of things to come only, the Monarchs looked like a completely different run defense, allowing only 96 rushing yards. The passing defense looked improved as well as they got off the field on third downs, wrapped up on tackles and gave up very few yards after catch. By virtue of injuries to starting defensive linemen Nate Barnes and Terrell Reid, head coach Bobby Wilder started true freshman

Jude Brenya. This was Brenya’s first game action of his career. After not forcing a punt last week, the Monarchs were able to force several punts from the Great Danes and finally showed their ability to get off the field. The home team won the turnover battle once again, securing two interceptions. Freshman safety Felonte Misher secured

one of the two interceptions after fellow safety Malique Johnson deflected a pass thrown by Albany quarterback Will Fiacchi. “We’re not a bad defense. We’ve had some problems that we’ve now fixed,” Misher said after holding the opposing offense to their lowest point total of the season. The Monarchs looked unstoppable on offense as usual. In an offensive package remi-

niscent of a miniature “Greatest Show on Turf,” ODU got the ball to open the game and in less than three minutes, Heinicke had driven his team down the field, finishing the drive with an eight yard Larry Pinkard touchdown. After a quick 55-yard touchdown completion from Albany quarterback Will Fiacchi to Brian Parker, Heinicke and his offense

never looked back scoring five unanswered first-half touchdowns. Heinicke, who eclipsed the 350 yard passing mark yet again, achieved another milestone in doing so he surpassed 9,000 passing yards for his career. His career total now sits at 9,099. Per usual, Heinicke had another efficient game in the air while the Monarchs ran all over the Great Danes to accompany the prominent passing attack. Over the past few weeks, the Monarchs have shown signs of a consistent dual attack and have amassed 224 yards on 47 carries and seven touchdowns on the ground. Redshirt freshman quarterback David Washington lead the balanced rushing attack with 46 rushing yards in the second half. Goodwyn ran for 42 of his own. Freshman Gerard Johnson added 34 yards and, not to be out done, Heinicke chipped in his fair share with 30 yards on the ground. Heinicke also spoke highly of the defense and admitted that it was only a matter of time before they could all get in sync. “They had a lot of criticism going into the game. They’ve been working hard the whole year. It was just a matter of them all putting it together. I feel like today was the first time we all came together and played together as a team,” he said. The Monarchs will look for their fourth straight home victory when the team hosts their annual Homecoming game Saturday, Oct. 5, at 6 p.m. against the Liberty University Flames.


“BEST BUY” RATING By: Amanda Kirk Contributing Writer Mace & Crown

Four Old Dominion University programs were recognized as “Best Online Colleges and Universities Affordable Online Degrees” in an annual review by of all accredited online degree programs. reviews over 3,800 online degree programs each year and only accredited degree programs are eligible for review. Since 1989, the organization has operated as a consumer group with core values of advocacy, education, and protection. The consumer group distinguishes itself from other online college directories by receiving no “pay per lead” compensation or advertising. About 1.5 million students have used Get to research online degrees. U.S. News and World Report has called the organization the “leading consumer advocate group for online college students” for the past 20 years. The “Best Buy” ranking goes to the top 36 degree programs in each discipline. Three undergraduate degree programs and one graduate program from ODU earned rank-

ings in the review. The Masters of Science in Nursing program ranked 13th nationally, almost 200 students are currently enrolled in this program with an estimated cost to the student of $14,148. This compares to a national average cost to the student of $22,130. The Bachelors of Science in Nursing program, with an average student cost of $32,760 compared to the national average of $44, 311, earned a ranking of 9th in the nation. More than 250 Registered Nurses are currently pursuing post-licensure bachelor’s degrees through the online program. The Bachelors of Science in Psychology program, at a cost to the student of $32,760, compares to a national average cost to the student of $45,548. Launched in spring of 2011, the program now offers 18 courses online, and 15 percent of ODU Psychology majors seek their degree fully online. Get Educated ranked the program 18th nationwide. The Bachelors of Science in Human Services program, with a total cost to the student of $32, 760 versus a national average of $45,548, tied for the 18th place ranking. Since its start in the spring of 2011, the Human Services degree program has grown to include an enrollment of 396.


Old Dominion University will host a statewide information security conference in Suffolk at the Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center (VMASC) on Oct. 3-4. This will be an opportunity for experts to discuss the increase in sensitive data and how programs must critically examine new ways to adapt to the influx of information. The conference’s theme is “Securing the Infrastructure,” which accurately denotes the latest in security concerns. ODU’s Information Technology Services (ITS) and the Virginia Alliance for Secure Computing and Networking (VA SCAN) are co-hosting the conference. Retired Navy Rear Adm. Edward H. Deets III will act as the keynote speaker. He also serves as the Director of the Software Solutions Division at Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute. He previously served in the U.S. Navy as a commander of the Naval Network Warfare Command. There, he took charge of cyber operations within the Navy network. “This conference will emphasize these changes to our networks, the growing ser-

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D1 vice impact of network unavailability, evolution of assessing risks and other topics relative to maintaining a secure infrastructure,” said Doug Streit, the director of information security at ODU. Other members of ODU will also present at the conference, including the Assistant Director of Converging Technologies Rick Lovelace and IT Audit Manager Glenn Wilson. The VA SCAN offers services such as on-site training for security, security tools for the web and checklists for the Commonwealth of Virginia security standards, to name a few. *Some information from this article was compiled from InsideODU

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NEWS Mace & Crown Staff : Derek Allen Page Editor-in-Chief Jessica Scheck News Editor Dominique Bailey Arts & Entertainment Editor Dri Mayfield Assistant Arts & Entertainment Editor Brian Jerry Sports Editor Ellison Gregg Photography Editor AJ McCafferty Assistant Photography Editor Jonathan Kwok Senior Graphic Designer Elijiah Stewart Graphic Designer Assistant James Porter II Advertising Director Sean Burke Webmaster Nate Budryk Distribution Manager Assistant Sports Editor Senior Writers: RJay Molina Staff Writers: Kadeem Porter Pamula Floyd Mark Fulton Zakeya Murphy Brian Saunders Joshua Stanton Mathew O’Brien Jasmine Blackwell Staff Photographers: Claud Dargan Ari Gould Elliott Fisher Chris Ndiritu Mace & Crown is a newspaper published by and written for the students of Old Dominion once a week throughout each semester and once in the summer. Originally founded in 1930 as the The High Hat, the paper became the Mace & Crown in 1961. The Mace & Crown is a primarily self-supporting newspaper,maintaining journalistic independance from the university. All views expressed in this collegiate paper are those of the author, not of the University, Mace & Crown, or the editors. Contact Information: Phone: 757-683-3452 Fax: 757-683-3459

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR By: Derek Allen Page Editor-in-Chief Mace & Crown

Dear readers, I would first like to address a few corrections we have realized in our last issue. Other than a most embarassing and obvious misspelling in the Red Bull Flugtag headline, we inccorectly attributed a profile on Colby Goodwin to Matt O’Brien. In fact, it was our very dedicated and ardent writer Jasmine Blackwell. I know firsthand the frustration involved with seeing your work with another’s name above it. We have corrected the mistake online and such an error will not happen again so long as I can help it. Apart from working out the kinks in our production cycle, we have made ad-

ditions to our staff. Dri Mayfield is now the Assistant Arts & Entertainment Editor and Nate Budryk, currently serving on our board as Distribution Manager, will take on the role of Assistant Sports Editor. Furthermore, Elijiah Stewart has been putting in many hours in the office on the weekends as the Assistant Graphic Designer. These three have demonstated a tremendous amount of enthusiasm for our organization and we are thrilled to have them work alongside us in preparation for their jobs as editorial board members of future volumes of the Mace & Crown. We are still hiring for the position of copy editor and are seeking an assistant news editor as well. The job of the copy editor is paid while the assistantship is not, but will prepare the student for a paid job as the News Editor in the spring.

Our staff is small and we are eager to grow to better accommodate the breadth of news happening on and around campus. To join our staff, simply come to a meeting on Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. in the U-Center, Webb 1051. The Mace & Crown will not be publishing a paper for Oct. 16 as fall break conflicts with our production schedule. Also, we like fun too and we could really benefit from a week off. On Oct. 22 the staff and our excellent advisor Vamsi Manne will travel to New Orleans for the 2013 ACP/CMA conference. We will spend five days in the city, attending lectures, sessions and workshops to develop our skills, gain insight into the industry of professional journalism, network with other college media outlets and professionals and, most importantly, bond as a staff.

I believe I speak for everyone on the staff when I say we’re completely ecstatic. Such an opportunity would not be possible were it not for the support of the Student Government Association and their generous budgetary allocations that keep us printing. Likewise, the hard work of our advertising director James Porter II keeps us afloat with additional revenue generated through advertisements. Unfortunately, he will not be joinging us, but we will keep him in our thoughts and will surely be bringing him back some beignets. In the meantime, we will be working vigorously on our next issue which we will bring to the conference. Thank you for reading!

THE POWER OF THE PEDAGOGUE TEACH FOR AMERICA RECRUITS FUTURE TRANSFORMATIVE TEACHERS ON CAMPUS By: Derek Page Editor-in-Chief Mace & Crown It’s been said time and again that a good education is the key to success. The United States has fallen 10 spots in both high school and college graduation rates according to a study by the Council on Foreign Relations released in June. “The real scourge of the U.S. education system – and its greatest competitive weakness – is the deep and growing achievement gap between socioeconomic groups that begins early and lasts through a student’s academic career,” wrote Rebecca Strauss, associate director for CFR’s Renewing America publications. While the U.S. education system is not as globally competitive as it used to, there are still forces working to change this. Teach For America is member of the AmeriCorps national service network that is committed to providing quality educations to kids growing up in poverty. Following that commitment is Chelsea Vicente, the Old Dominion University campus campaign coordinator for Teach For America. This is the first semester Teach For America is on campus and Vicente is eagerly seeking more applicants for the program before the Oct. 25 deadline. “Teach For America wants creative individuals with diverse backgrounds and majors to enter into the classrooms and stir things up,” Vicente said. Interested applicants must have a

minimum 2.5 grade-pointaverage, a strong leadership background, diverse communication skills and a motivation to succeed. She said this is a great opportunity for driven students who may not have a clear idea of where they will find themselves after graduation. Much of this, Vicente said, is because this isn’t just a chance to teach, but a chance to transform students’ lives. “This is a great way to find yourself and your passions because children pull on so many aspects of you that it forces you to figure out what you want to do,” Vicente said. Accepted applicants must make a two-year commitment to program and can find themselves in a classroom almost anywhere in the country. Corps members can choose up to 10 desired locations and are paid a full salary through their assigned school systems. Additionally, corps members may benefit from federal loan forbearance, interest accrual payments and education awards, as well as a strong network of professionals, to name a few. It’s not the promise of a job that has Vicente interested in Teach For America. For her, it’s personal. A native New Yorker, Vicente grew up in a neighborhood that was next to one of

the poorest in the city. Seeing the inequity of income and opportunity and how it translated in the classroom made a strong impact on Vicente. She saw poor students struggle in school because they were embarrassed but also noticed how badly they wanted to stay at school when it came time to go home. The teachers at her school inspired her with their unconditional love and support for these less fortunate kids who risked wandering down dangerous paths in life.

“There’s a war out there,” Vicente said. “My teachers knew that and they did their best to equip us with armor to fight it. As those kids walked past drug dealers and thieves, they held their heads high because they knew they were better than that.” Vicente has watched 10 of her friends be buried and she’s not yet graduated from college. Now, her aspiration is to help children avoid a similar fate. “They lost the battle,” said Vicente. “It’s a chilling reminder to me that I was always one street away from the same fate. I want students to know that being an educator means holding the power to create one of the biggest impacts on a child’s future.” This school year, 11,000 corps members are reaching more than 750,000 grade-school students in nearly 50 urban and rural regions across the country. Vicente has a goal of adding 35 more corps members to the roster. To learn more about applying, contact Chelsea Vicente at



Competition Gives ODU Students Practical Business Experience By: Mark Fulton Staff Writer Mace & Crown Philadelphia-based Globe Dye Works gets a second chance during The Growth Strategy Company’s competition for Old Dominion University students. Globe Dye Works was previously owned by the Greenwood family and closed in 2005 after 140 years of business. Globe Dye Works’ primary product was dying and winding yarn. Students at ODU will compete for a

$2,250 prize using business strategies to create a plan that would have saved the company had it not gone under in 2005. The Growth Strategy Company is a company that helps other companies correctly plan for success. “It’s an outlet for ideas that are disruptive and creative, yet grounded in the real world and the discipline of growth strategy,” Chief Operating Officer Keary Crawford said. Realizing that students may provide a unique perspective, creators of the challenge also promote the initiative as a chance for students to gain real-world experience in business.

“The demand for growth strategy by corporations will increase substantially in the future. This competition gives students an opportunity to get in front of that curve by practicing with a real world case,” Chief Executive Officer Wayne Simmons said. Both graduate and undergraduate students can participate in the competition as long as they have usable university identification numbers. Of the $2,250 available, the top prize will be $1,000 with the second place prize at $750 and third place at $500. Students have until Oct. 20 to submit their business plans.

ODU LAUNCHES VIRGINIA EARLY CHILDHOOD POLICY CENTER By: Joshua Stanton Staff Writer Mace & Crown Old Dominion University’s latest project, the Virginia Early Childhood Policy Center, provides local residents with resources and research that help families with early childhood development issues. “The center is poised to support the development of emerging research in this field and to become the research repository for early childhood education in the commonwealth and beyond,” President John R. Broderick said in an article by News @ ODU. The Virginia Early Childhood Policy Center began in January 2013 and has received more than $230,000 in funding. It is the only one of its kind in Virginia.

Faculty members Angela Eckhoff and Peter Baker of Darden College Department of Teaching and Learning are leading the center as co-directors. “Our research shows that the commonwealth of Virginia significantly lacks systematic information about early childhood (birth to 5 years). This is problematic because children may not be receiving the services they need. Moreover, failing to receive services at an early stage of life exacerbates potential problems for individuals later in their life,” Eckhoff said in the article. Baker said the VECPC focuses on families who have children with disabilities, as well as ESL and military families. Classes facilitated by the Family Support Services teach parents how to better educate their children and are held throughout the state in various places such as YMCAs, churches

and online. “Parents, especially those in poverty, don’t know where to turn for the right resources,” Baker said. In the future, the policy center will evaluate pre-K programs in Virginia and also develop a website to connect parents, educators, and legislators to discuss ways to enhance the education of future generations. During its first year, VECPC plans to develop a broad report discussing the issues of pre-K education in the commonwealth. The report will then be presented to Virginia legislators in Richmond at the end of the year. The Perry Fund for the Study of Critical Issues contributed $226,000 to help develop the center. The College of Education gave $5,000 to the center.

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STUDENT TACKLES CRIME By: Derek Allen Page Editor-in-Chief Mace & Crown

When an unknown driver crashed his vehicle into two others on 42nd Street on the night Sept. 27, many simply stopped to observe the spectacle. As the passenger of the vehicle fled on foot, ODU sophomore Nick Baines and Senior Peter Morabito, residents of 42nd Street, decided they would not be two of the many. “Nick and I looked at each other and said ‘hell no’,” Morabito said. “As residents of this street, we believe that we need to do what we can to stop this [expletive] from happening.” Without hesitation, the two pursued the suspect on foot heading toward the library. Baines chased after while Morabito hopped a fence to round off the suspect. An avid endurance athlete, Baines isn’t

one to back down from a challenge. “I basically had the mindset that I was going to catch this individual no matter what,” Baines said. Baines made a dive, tackling the suspect into the sidewalk just seconds before ODU and Norfolk police rounded the corner to find them. He said the police were happy the two were able to assist in the chase. “I felt pretty accomplished,” Baines said. “I really thought the suspect was going to get away and was lucky to have Peter with me in case the individual had a weapon or tried to retaliate.” Baines said he hopes he is further able to help in the criminal court proceedings as a witness. Police found two wallets and multiple I.D.’s on the suspect who is charged with fleeing the scene of a crime. The driver of the vehicle was apprehended on 39th Street and Elkhorn Avenue, according to Baines.

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ARTS & entertainment TWO ODU STUDENTS OPEN THE BISTRO ON MAIN By: Zakeya Murphy Staff Writer Mace & Crown

Restaurants offering good food and a good time are plentiful in Downtown Norfolk but Old Dominion University students Paul “Pauly D” Dohrenwend and Charles “Rob” Lane are appealing to patrons in a different way. Hoping to liberate people-on-the-go from the typical assembly line prepped meal, Dohrenwend and Lane opened The Bistro on Main on Sept. 9. They’re “just two guys trying to change the world one sandwich at a time,” and The Bistro on Main is where such change begins. Located on the ground floor of the BB&T building on Main Street in Downtown Norfolk, The Bistro on Main specializes in a variety of salads and hot sandwiches that are made to order. Some of the menu items include Theta Eta Salad, a mix of Romaine and vegetables tossed in a Jager Peach Vinaigrette and the B.B.L.&T, bacon, lettuce and tomato served with basil aioli.

It’s quaint space, modern décor accompanied by floor to ceiling windows and ODU’s blue and silver colors draping the walls gives The Bistro a warm and inviting atmosphere.

“I’ve always been in restaurants. It’s the only job that I’ve ever really had,” Dohrenwend said about his inspiration to venture into the bistro business. Prior to receiving

his B.S. in business, Dohrenwend had over 11 years of experience working in the food industry. Lane and Dohrenwend acquired the commercial space for The Bistro when one of Dohrenwend’s mentors, ODU professorDr. Sridharan Krishnaswami, suggested that he “take a look” at the restaurant he owned that was then known as K-Tides. “The opportunity presented itself. It was short notice but we just jumped in and said lets do it,” said Lane, an United States Navy veteran turned Reservist who’s now pursing a B.S. in Psychology. Lane and Dohrendwend pride themselves on operating The Bistro as a self-efficient food establishment. “Everything we do is in-house. All the dressing, the sauces. Everything we try to do from raw ingredients,” Lane said. When The Bistro needs food and materials that cannot be created in-house, Dohrendwend and Lane always opt to purchase fresh, locally grown products found within a 200-mile radius of Norfolk. “My biggest thing is quality. The quality

of food has to be good and for eight or nine bucks, it’s going to be worth it,” Dohrendwend said. Charles Hamilton traveled from London to Norfolk for a business meeting and said that he ate at The Bistro for an entire week during his time here in the city. “I like simple food and the food is good,” Hamilton said. Neighboring businesses have also welcomed The Bistro with open arms. Its central location makes it accessible to not only members and employees of BB&T but to employees and citizens visiting the various federal building surrounding Main Street. “Everyone in this building and at Norfolk Southern have been awesome,” Dohrenwend said. As an appreciation for the patronage the business has seen thus far, The Bistro offers a 15 percent discount for all law enforcement officers and any member of the military in uniform. Lane and Dohrenwend are contemplating forming a partnership with ODU in which the students and faculty would be eligible to receive discounts as well.

COMEDY CLUB LAUGHS UP FRIDAY NIGHTS By: Eric Smith Staff Writer Mace & Crown Friday nights have gotten funnier with the introduction of Stand-Up Monarchs, a newly formed comedy organization at Old Dominion University. Shows occur on campus from 6-7:45 p.m. in MGB 102 before the 8 p.m. SAC movie. The first show was on Sept. 6 and this past Friday was Stand-Up Monarchs’ fourth show. It features local stand up comics. Holding weekly comedy shows began with the vision of Dominique Grayer, president of Stand-Up Monarchs. Grayer hosted the Sept. 27 show and did stand up in between introducing acts. He has been doing comedy for half a year. “I’ve always made my friends laugh by telling jokes,” Grayer said. Robin Rashi, officer of promotions, shared Grayer’s vision to have an outlet for ODU students to start their weekends. Her word-of-mouth efforts resulted in over 60 non-audience performers in the last show.

Rashi created posters and handouts. “In our very first show, we had more audience members than comics. That may sound like an odd metric, but that is a huge deal for a new room,” Vice President Jon Small said. When asked about the success of StandUp Monarchs, Small knew their demand was met. “ODU students want a safe way to have fun and relax at the start of their weekend, and local comics want more opportunities to practice. The simple strategy of giving people something they want has made this club extremely successful from the start,” Small said. Stand-up comedy is mostly the style of every show for now. Possibilities of expanding the comedy line-up are being considered. “It’s mostly different comics and different jokes each week,” Smalls said. “We want people to come back for a whole new experience.” Stand-Up Monarchs does have regular comedians who are included in the line-up. They include Everett Price, also known as

“E”, Remus and Garrett Barnes. They were some of Friday’s acts with Barnes going last. Senior Racquel Braxton attended Friday’s show and was invited by another comic, Kadeem “Turntip” Porter. “I think the show was good overall, but some of the comedians were dry,” Braxton said. Braxton thinks Small’s act was the funniest. Smalls first introduced Thursday’s robbery on W. 40th Street near Taco Bell. He joked about his place being robbed with the thieves taking pennies and a VCR instead of his flat screen and Playstation 3. She thinks Grayer has potential as a professional comedian. “I’ve seen him perform before in Floetic Movement,” Braxton said. Each show is a setting for comics to practice. They get better as they perform more acts. Stand-Up Monarchs is currently working on drawing commuters and non-student members as audiences for future shows.

HUNT CLUB FARM GETS HAUNTED By: Dri Mayfield Assistant Arts & Entertainment Editor Mace & Crown

Eleven months out of the year, family owned Hunt Club Farm provides patrons with an educational and family friendly outing. However, during October all friendly bets are off as the farm puts away the petting zoos to bring some freaky fear to Virginia Beach. The Hunt Club Farm Halloween Festival will be running in its ghastly glory Wednesday through Sunday from Oct. 4 to Oct. 30. Three main attractions will take place nightly as well as special events throughout the month. The big three are the Haunted Hayride,

the Field of Screams and the Village of the Dead. This year the farm’s “most feared”

attraction is the seven deadly sins themed hayride. The farms most interactive activity

is the Field of Screams corn maze with fear around every corner. Finally, the Village of the Dead is a walk through experience where patrons come face to face with the ultimate form of captivity. Other spooky events will also be taking place during the Halloween Festival. Oct. 4 is the opening night celebration with giveaways and cornhole. Oct. 6 is Military Appreciation and Rocky Horror Picture Show night. Patrons are invited to dress as their favorite zombie, movie character or Rocky Horror character for chances to win group packages for haunted hayrides. Oct. 9 Hot 100.5 presents Friends and Family Night in the barn with games and prizes. Oct. 10 rocks out with the Margarita Monster Mash complete with performances

by Pridemore and a screaming contest that could score you an iPad mini. For the truly brave souls, there is Fear on the Farm Oct. 11-12. Twelve contestants will survive four challenges and a full night on the haunted farm in hopes of winning an iPhone 5S. Oct. 12 -13 will be dedicated to the American Red Cross Blood Drive. Special events wrap up on the night of the 13th with another Military Appreciation Night and a pre-game tailgate presented by Marc Anthony from 1069 the Fox. The tailgate will have games and prizes and $5 off admission for patrons wearing their favorite team’s jersey. Admission is $25 per person, but this covers entrance into all three attractions.


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JOURNEY OF MYSTERY A NIGHT ON THE SAC MYSTERY BUS By: James Porter II Advertising Director Mace & Crown A mystery bus: charging a fare of $3 for a three hour ride to an unknown destination. Without any more clarification I signed up, ready for the night ahead. It was 8 p.m. I walked onto the bus still oblivious to its destination. Whispers floated through the air as the other patrons wondered the same question as I. Where are we going? As students trickled onto the bus I began to predict our destination. A member of SAC boarded the bus and asked if we were ready to know where we were going only to be met with a resounding ‘No!’ the mystery would remain. As the bus turned South down Hampton Boulevard, I immediately thought of the plethora of establishments on 21st Street. We again turned, East on 26th Street, my first guess was wrong. Could we be going to Chrysler Hall? The Norva? We turned onto St. Paul’s Avenue Southbound and I thought for sure I had figured out where we were going. Just as I thought I had everything figured out, we were turning onto Interstate 264. Downtown Norfolk is out of the question

but the entirety of Hampton Roads is now a possibility. I had no idea where this bus was taking me. As the bus hurdled down the interstate heading east I thought perhaps Virginia Beach’s Town Center could be our destination, but as we passed the Independence Boulevard exits, that idea was gone. Could we be going all the way to the beach? That was not the case as we began to exit Southbound on Lynnhaven Parkway. Could it be Lynnhaven Mall? How much time would we have before it closed? As the bus turned towards the Mall, there it was. In bright blue lights our destination glowed. Without confirmation the entire bus began to buzz. We knew where we were going. Dave & Buster’s. We stepped off the bus, were given a $20 card to spend on our choice of food or games and let loose upon the establishment. Two hours later the bus had returned and we filed back on hands full of tickets, bags, and prizes. The quiet whisper from the start of the trip was gone, replaced by the sound of a dozen different stories being told across the bus. We made our way back to Old Dominion University and one by one set off into the night, our journey over, our mystery solved.


SICK KIDS’ DREAMS REALITY By: Brian Jerry Sports Editor Mace & Crown Much has been said about the stigma attached to the reputation of professional wrestling. The world of psuedo sports and entertainment has its fair share of critics, pundits and bashers, most of whom choose to harp on the negative aspect of the industry. However, there are many individuals who compete in the ring that also lend a helping hand to those in need outside of it. One of those individuals is John Felix Anthony Cena, better known simply as John Cena. The 11-time WWE Champion is the face of the company as well as a spokesperson for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, a U.S. nonprofit organization that grants the wishes of children with life threatening medical conditions to enrich the remaining life experience with hope, strength and joy. Kids as young as two years old can request their favorite celebrity or sports figure to come spend time with them. Cena has been the most requested figure in Make-AWish history, with over 300 wishes granted overall. The “baby-faced” good guy in professional wrestling is undefeated when it comes to making sick kids happy.

The presence of a dying child’s hero can make that child’s day, month, year or even lifetime. For instance, one of the most memorable moments in Today Show’s history was back in April when 8-year old Make-AWish kid Nick Santillo, who was born with half a heart, made an appearance with his family.

Santillo told co-hosts Kathy Lee-Gifford and Hoda Kotb that his favorite WWE superstar was Cena. Little did he know Cena was backstage waiting to meet him and acknowledge his courageous attitude. That is what makes Cena the ultimate hero of heroes. He cares about the community, gives back whenever he can and always

wears a smile on his face while doing it. Last year, 12-year-old Dylan Christian lost his fourth battle with cancer. He had met Cena during his fourth battle and the company’s top superstar called Christian a hero. Cena invited Christian to WrestleMania 28, an event in which he headlined against Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, and

gave him the experience of his short lifetime. It’s moments like this that really put life and everything else into perspective. Once upon a time, I was a pro wrestling fan and, like many others, I had my favorites. While I respected his talent and in-ring ability, Cena was not one of them. However, what this man does for those in need must not go unnoticed. He is the definition of a great human being and the charity work he’s done for children is second to none. With all that he’s done to perfect his craft on the road 300 days a year, the time that he takes away from his job goes to more than great use. It helps children fulfill their last dreams. Right now Cena is out of commision with a torn triceps muscle he suffered in August. Although his surgery was successful, he won’t be back for at least another four to six months, with late January serving as his earliest possible return. Here’s to hoping for a speedy recovery for one of the few selfless individuals in the sports entertainment world. A wise man named Abraham Lincoln said it best, that “No man stands so tall as when he stoops to help a child.” In the eyes of many sick and dying children, myself and millions of others, John Cena will always stand tall.

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TECHNOLOGY & GAMING CONSOLES: THE NEXT GENERATION By: Alyse Stanely Contributing Writer Mace & Crown

After more than a year of teaser trailers, undulating public opinion, and a flurry of redesigns in the midnight hour, the time is finally approaching for the release of the next generation of consoles: the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, launching on November 15 and 22 respectively. And we at the mace are here to give you a handy comparison guide. Cross-platform launch titles include Call of Duty: Ghosts, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Battlefield 4, FIFA 14, and Watch Dogs. Both systems will feature a 500 GB hard drive, a Blu-ray drive, and 8 GB of RAM available, though the PS4, with its GDDR5 memory compared to the Xbox One’s GDDR3, will be able to process more information at once and run slightly faster. Xbox exclusive titles include Dead Rising 3, Ryse: Son of Rome, and Forza Motorsport 5 all launching on day one with eventual releases of Fable Legends, Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, and Titanfall coming to the platform. Priced at $499, the system will come with a wireless controller, headset and a Kinect sensor for voice and

gesture controls. Microsoft has been highlighting the all new Xbox One SmartGlass app for iOS, Android and Windows 8 phones throughout its development. Although the app won’t be available until later in this holiday season, it enables your phone to control functions on both your TV and console, with up to 16 devices allowed to be synced in at once. Through it you can access Xbox live while playing a game, purchase games while you’re away from your console and have them start downloading automatically. You can also check another new XboxOne feature called

“OneGuide”, which shows you what’s playing on TV similarly to a regular channel guide. Microsoft has also consulted with developers to include guides for their games in

the SmartGlass app, making help in difficult situations just a few taps away. Some titles will feature gameplay through the app itself as well. For instance, in Dead Rising 3, players will use their own cell phone in place of the in-game one, if they have the SmartGlass app. Back in May, the Xbox One reveal was met heavy criticism that mounted instantly against the consoles DRM restrictions and always online connection requirement. Last month, however, the company retracted these features, recovering some of its cultural clout. If anything, its game line-up has fans excited: Titanfall alone, an FPS resembling the spectacular combat of Pacific Rim with gameplay mechanics reminiscent of Mirror’s Edge, received six game critic awards at E3 and won Best Next Gen Console game at Gamescom. PS4 exclusive launch titles include Killzone: Shadow Fall, Knack, and Skylanders Swap Force, with Infamous: Second Son, Diablo III, and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain coming to the system in 2014. Sony has poured the majority of its commercial focus into the tech of its new console, and they fit it under a $399 price tag. Its DualShock 4 controller will have a touchpad and motion sense features, as well

as a share button that allows you to instantly upload screenshots and video to social media without interrupting your play experience. Additionally, there is a feature called “hand holding,” where you or a friend can remotely take control of one another’s controller to help them through a difficult part in any game. Pre-downloaded into every PS4 is a feature called the Playroom that showcases the functions of the touchscreen and the PS Eye 2.0 – the PS4’s motion capture technology. Though the games bundled with it now are all simple in concept, much like the Wii Sports pack that came with the Nintendo Wii when it was released, future downloadable games will become available soon, including one created by kickstarter phenoms, Double Fine Productions. By including such a well-known developer, Sony hopes to prove to fans that this motion technology isn’t just another gaming gimmick, as was the reputation of the first PS Eye. The PS Eye 2.0, unlike the Xbox One Kinect, is not included with the system and must be purchased for an additional $59. Starting in 2014, previous PlayStation titles will be available for download off the PlayStation network through the Gakai cloudstreaming system. The PS4 will also

feature a smart phone app that allows you to purchase games and have them instantly downloaded to your system similarly to the XboxOne SmartGlass app, even while you’re playing. Second screen capabilities are also featured through your smart phone, tablet, or PS Vita. Ever since Microsoft’s cripplingly unfavorable reveal at E3 back in May, the PS4 has been the fan favorite. And despite the Xbox One’s critical policy changes, the PS4 continues to lead public opinion in online forums. In the commercial arena, the PS4 is leading in pre-order sales by half a mil-

lion units. Microsoft may have to rely on the strength of its launch and future titles to wrestle ahead of the PS4’s possible lead in the great “Console War” of 2013.


whatever you are willing to spend By: Ellison Gregg Photo Editor Mace & Crown

First of all, lets clear up a very common misconception with digital cameras. More megapixels does not mean better camera. Great. Now that this is out of the way, we can now focus on what kind of camera a prospective photographer should be looking at. It’s important to note that an expensive camera is not always the camera for the job. An expensive camera does not make someone a great photographer. As Chase Jarvis, a professional photographer for Nike, Apple, Honda, Lady Gaga, and many other big celebrities and companies once said, “The best camera is the one you have with you.” The first step in looking for a camera is defining its purpose. If you are looking just to take snapshots and pictures of your dog, cat, kids, or greeklife, consider the kind of camera known as a “point-and-shoot.” This camera is an all-in-one unit. It is generally fairly small, around the size of the face of a credit card. The PowerShot and Coolpix cameras made by Canon and Nikon, respectively, are two of the top cameras in the point-and-shoot category. These cameras are perfect for family events, outings with friends, and will do you more justice than your camera-phone. If you already own a point-and-shoot but want to get more out of your pictures, a DSLR camera might be the answer.

Digital Single-Lens Reflex cameras are differentiated by their larger bodies and their detachable, interchangeable lenses. DSLR cameras are more expensive than their point-and-shoot brethren. But for an amateur can easily find an entry-level DSLR with a fresh off the shelf value of $800 for only $300 on sites such as craigslist.. Noteworthy cameras include the Canon Rebel XSi, XTi, and T1i. Entry-level Nikon DSLRs include the D3100, D3200, and D90. The differences between these models are infinitesimal based on brand, as they all contain the same image sensor and only vary in their less important features. Some newer entry-level cameras include the Canon T4i, and Nikon D5200. These cameras are great because while they are on the lower end of the price spectrum, they still take brilliant pictures with practice. Another perk with some of the newer DSLR cameras, is that they are equipped with the power to take 1080p high definition video. Some of the newer Canon and Nikon cameras now feature auto-focusing during recording. Older models require the user to focus as they record. As you become more familiar with this camera, learning how to bend the light of the world to your will, your pictures will grow in complexity and brilliance. Master of the DSLR? Even “prosumer” models of DSLR, such as a Canon 60D or Nikon D7000? Then the next big step is fullframe.

By the time you work your way up and through the world of photography as an entry-level DSLR user, you should know by now what the term “full-frame” means. For those readers that are not as proficient and eventually want to work their way up to this level, “full-frame” refers to a 35mm camera sensor. Much like the old film cameras where the size of the film was 35mm, high-end cameras use the same size image sensor to capture as much light as possible into an image. Your entry-level sensors are usually about 28mm across. You will hear these cameras often referred to as “crop sensor” cameras. These are the big boys. Some of the most expensive cameras you are likely to buy will be “full-frame”. This is where you should really know what you are taking pictures of and where you want your photography to go. For people that are looking at only doing studio, controlled lighting situations, stick with your “prosumer” DSLR. You’ll be splitting hairs comparing those images of a full-frame camera against your crop-sensor. If you are the type that takes mainly portraits and maybe landscape pictures, look into older full-frame DSLR models such as the Canon 5D original. For the adventurous photographer that likes capture life in it’s full complexity of motion, you may have to fork out a little more cash. Full-frame cameras that contain decent auto-focus systems that are compatible with “fast-glass” or autofocus lenses generally cost more. We are talking about $1500 and up.

For starters, we have the Canon 5D Mark II. This was the pinnacle of full-frame, budget-conscious photographers years back and is still a very popular upgrade from the realm of crop-sensor cameras. Recently, Canon released another brilliant mid-ranged full-frame DSLR known as the 6D. This camera runs about $2000 new. If you have a little more change in your pocket and want even more out of your camera, then the 5D Mark III is for you. This camera features a 51-point autofocus system compared to the 12-point autofocus system found in the previously mentioned 6D. Photographers with bottomless pockets will want the Canon 1D series cameras. With built-in battery grips and continuousshoot speeds up to 10 frames per second, the world is yours to capture. When in the market for any kind of camera, the buyer needs to know what they want and equate that to a tier of cameras ranging from point-and-shoot to DSLR, high range DSLR and Full-Frame cameras. Knowing your requirements will help define the price range, and those factors combined will narrow the field to only a few cameras. However, the most important thing to remember is this – a camera does not take a good photograph, a photographer does. The most expensive camera in the world can take an awful picture, but even a point-and shoot can capture something that will speak to the hearts of millions.


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VALVE MAKES THREE BIG ANNOUNCEMENTS By: Sean Burke Webmaster Mace & Crown Hot on the heels of announcing its family-sharing plan a few weeks ago, Valve made three big announcements that possibly have bigger ramifications for the future of a gamer’s living room experience. Monday, Wednesday and Friday each saw it’s own announcement. On Monday Valve revealed that it’s platform, Steam, is coming to Linux based operating system and that they were developing a separate Steam based operating system designed from the ground up for the living room. SteamOS is designed to stream games from your PC to a living room Steam console for play, let you experience your favorite music, television, and movies, and act as the ultimate device for family sharing. The “Steam console” was the focus of Steams announcement on Wednesday. “Entertainment is not a one-size-fits-all world. We want you to be able to choose the hardware that makes sense for you, so we are working with multiple partners to bring a variety of Steam gaming machines to market during 2014,” read the announcement on Steams homepage. Steam is offering a competitor to the current and next generation consoles via multiple versions of the Steam Machine. There will be versions made with different goals in mind similar to the PC market today. There will essentially be low, middle, and high end stop keeping unites that will vary in price and performance. Since the PC offers infinite customizabil-

ity, some may ask why Steam would release it’s own box. “In SteamOS, we have achieved significant performance increases in graphics processing, and we’re now targeting audio performance and reductions in input latency at the operating system level. Game developers are already taking advantage of these gains as they target SteamOS for their new releases,” Steam representatives said. Valve hopes that creating a semi-unified platform will let developers optimize their games and create a more unified experience for its community. The latest and most revolutionary announcement is of the new Steam Controller to be paired with the Steam Machine and PC’s. The controller is almost completely touch-based, using concave circular touchpads in place of analog sticks and introducing a touch screen at the center of a controller that not only displays information at high resolution but also functions as five tactile buttons. The controller is lauded for new haptic capability and better tactile feedback than any controller before it. This is achieved with a new linear actuators rather than spinning weights common in older controllers. Valve said that these “can even play audio waveforms and function as speakers” which has incredible gameplay possibilities in creative hands. The addition of high definition controller sound could add small but important sound cues to action games or add a new pipeline for terror in the horror genre. Valve claims that the controller will work with every Steam game that was and will ever be available.

PHONEBLOKS A PHONE BUILT TO LAST By: Ryan McGovern Contributing Writer Mace & Crown Phonebloks aims to personalize the smartphone and make it cheap, simple and comprehensible for everyone. The idea was developed by Dave Hakkens, a designer from the Netherlands. According to an interview between Hakkens and Design*Sponge, his inspiration came from “an old canon compact camera [that] broke, so [he] wanted to fix it.” Hakkens discovered that there were very few broken parts in the camera and that they could be easily replaced. Hakkens realized that disposing of an entire camera due to the fault of one bad part would create much unnecessary waste. This was the genesis of the Phonebloks idea. Phonebloks is a mobile device made of three key components – a screen, a base, and the chips, or modular components called “bloks.” The screen is just like any screen on any device out today, but with one catch. If it breaks, it can be replaced from home. This eliminates the need for cell phone repair stores with fees that occasionally reach

$300 and up. It also eliminates insurance plans that run $10-20 a month and include a $100-200 deductible. The base is the main board, or the motherboard, for the device. On one side, the screen is attached. On the other side, it is covered in small holes, or plugs. These holes are what create the main concept of the phone. The base acts as a kind of glue that connects the other pieces. The modular components are what make this phone a “forever” phone. They are any component in any phone you can imagine. From the camera to the speaker, the gyroscope, the signal antenna, or something as simple as the battery. This means that not only can a consumer replace a broken component, he or she can also remove unneeded components and replace them with bloks that are more relevant to their needs. All of the components are attached to the base with two screws at the bottom of the device. While the concept is in it’s early stages, Hakkens has done a organized a strategic social media blitz that is to culminate in a “big event” on Oct. 31.

“Whole genres of games that were previously only playable with a keyboard and mouse are now accessible from the sofa. RTS games. Casual, cursor-driven games. Strategy games. 4x space exploration games. A huge variety of indie games,” Steam’s web-

site says. If the controller turns out to be as functional as Valve claims then there is a high possibility that it will soon replace the current PC favorite controller, the Xbox 360 gamepad.

Altogether, this will amount to a new console launch for Steam and while there is not definite date as of yet, the hardware will be entering into a closed beta test round in 2014 that anyone meeting the requirements on the Steam website can participate in.


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FIFA 14 IS ASTOUNDING By: Alberto Fernandez & Sean Burke Contributing Writer & Webmaster Mace & Crown

FIFA 14 never ceases to amaze with its introduction of better physics engines, and restraint enough to not over complicate its controls. FIFA 14 might be one of the most realistic and exciting soccer games on the shelf this holiday season. New to FIFA this year is the Protect the Ball engine and “Pure Shot” and ball physics, which both allow for unprecedented control of the ball and contributes greatly to the already realistic feel in this classic franchise. The integration of the new Pure Shot and ball physics makes the gameplay just like if you were playing a soccer game in real life. The ball dips, swerves, and curves like in

real life. This give the player better chance to score from 25 yards or more in the game, which calls for spectacular goals to be shot into the back of the net. Normally, FIFA makes the mistake of drastically overhauling its control scheme and creates an unnecessary barrier to entry for new and returning players. However, this year Electronic Arts has halted this trend and kept controls largely the same. In fact, aside from the physics, updated graphics and the general look of the game, FIFA is still FIFA. As the old saying goes, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. EA has masterfully enhanced the yearly FIFA experience without fundamentally changing it and potentially alienating it’s fan base. Is it a safe move? Maybe. Is it the right move? Absolutely.

Contrarily, Career Mode has drastically changed this year with the addition of new features to Career mode such as the Global Transfer Network, which helps you scout prospective players you want to bring to your team before you go ahead and offer them a contract. As a note to gamers of the current generation, FIFA 14 will be running on a separate “Ignite” physics engine on the next generation of consoles that may or may not improve the performance of the game and the overall look and feel. That being said, FIFA 14 is not a slapdash job on the current systems by any means. It plays well, looks great and does enough innovation to keep older players interested. FIFA 14 is a great send-off for the franchise as it moves into the next generation of consoles.


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CLUTCH OVERTIME THRILLER Sophomore’s two goals propels Lady Monarchs to third season victory By: Nathan Budryk Distribution Manager/ Assisant Sports Editor Mace & Crown The Old Dominion Monarchs field hockey team ushered in their first home Big East conference schedule in dramatic fashion with a thrilling 2-1 overtime win over the Providence College Friars Friday afternoon at the LR. Sports Complex. ODU improved to 3-6 overall on the season and earned their first conference win to even their record at 1-1, while Providence dropped to 4-5 overall and 1-1 in Big East play. The game was back and forth for both halves, with each team looking very evenly matched while holding each other to just one first half goal apiece. For the Lady Monarchs, it was the sophomore midfielder from Taylor Hills, Australia, Sarah Breen with a goal in the fifteenth minute off of a penalty corner. For the Friars, Daniella Bernasconi provided the offense with a goal in the 40th minute off an assist from Henni Tietze. ODU held off an aggressive second half push from Providence to keep the game tied 1-1 at the end of regulation. “I feel like we kind of got away with one a little bit,” head coach Andrew Griffiths said of the closely knitted contest that gave the team their second OT win in three tries this year.

The Lady Monarchs came out swinging to start the first period of sudden-death overtime. Breen created a steal and broke away from the defense to give her an open shot and score her second goal of the game just over one minute into overtime to seal the Monarchs’ first conference win of the season. “It’s a great feeling for the team. Obviously we didn’t play as well as we should [have] but we came out strong and we fought ‘til the end and it was nice to get a win at the end of the day,” Breen said after the game. ODU recorded 17 shots to the Friars’ 10 and outshot the Friars 9-4 on corners. Senior home goalkeeper Megan Hapt made four big saves to pick up her third win of the year in front of the net. Providence keeper Deidra Clymer stopped seven shots on goal in the game. The Lady Monarchs looked solid in the first half but Providence came out after halftime and really tested ODU. Griffiths admitted that there’s still work to be done as far as consistency is concerned. “I thought it wasn’t actually our most consistent performance. We were a little bit up and down and I thought we had some good breaks, some good opportunities, two on one[s] going into their end, and we couldn’t take advantage of them, but a great individual effort at the end. What a spectacular goal.”

ALAN DAWSON STILL CONFIDENT By: Matt O’Brien Staff Writter Mace & Crown

Head coach Alan Dawson is in the midst of his 17th season leading the charge for the Monarchs men’s soccer team. It was not before many assistant jobs and a stint in Division III soccer that he ended up here at Old Dominion in 1996. The team is currently 3-2-1 and will soon open conference play. Dawson is adamant about his team’s performance thus far despite tough matchups but believes they’re on the right path towards success. “We’ve had a difficult schedule, we’ve had some tough games but I believe we’re moving in a very positive direction,” Dawson said. The Monarchs have suffered losses at the hands of highly ranked teams, all very close matches. “I feel good that we have been able to build on our losses and at this point we are preparing for a tough Conference USA schedule,” Dawson said. The Monarchs have nine conference games ahead of them. Coach Dawson feels his team is up to the task. “We have become better game after game. Improvements have been made defensively both individually and as a unit,” he said. The team continues to perform well offensively, able to keep the pressure on late in games and scoring nine goals in the team’s last four games. Coach Dawson credits the

Monarchs’ fast pace in their steady offensive attack. “I am very pleased with our offensive tempo. We have been able to build a solid attack this season and create a lot of chances.” Dawson knows that improvements need to be made if his team wants to succeed for the rest of the season. More specifically the Monarchs are working on game management. “It goes back to the fundamentals. Not making mental mistakes, not turning the

ball over in dangerous areas, not beating ourselves. Working on our game management will take us a long way,” he said. Recently, the Monarchs have improved on defense and it has enabled them to open things up on both sides of the ball. “We rearranged our backs a little bit. I wanted to change personnel up and we saw positive results against Maryland,” Dawson said. The Terrapins are currently the numbereight team in the country and the Monarchs

played them to a 1-1 tie last Tuesday. “We were totally committed physically and mentally, we left it on all on the field. Very proud of the effort the guys put forth and we saw a big game from Sean Stowe with big saves to keep us in the game,” the 17-year coach said. The Monarchs best performance thus far came a few days before. The team put together a 5-0 victory over a very hard working and organized VMI squad. “We were able to score two goals very

quickly and we got on a roll after that and really opened things up.” Senior and Captain Tim Hopkinson provided three goals in the victory marking his second career hat-trick. Hopkinson again proved the importance of the seniors on this young squad. “The older guys are very valuable; they are the backbone of the team. We’ve got some very talented freshmen and sophomores but they are still very inexperienced and our seniors help lead them by example.” Two freshmen have seen the field a lot thus far. Forward Jesse Miralario and midfielder Cole Stringer have been able to contribute right off the bat for the Monarchs. “They are growing from game to game. It’s a long season and it can be tough for these guys to play this many competitive games in a short period. They just got to take it one game at a time and keep learning and improving,” Dawson said. The Monarchs head back to the Soccerplex Saturday to host the Kentucky Wildcats, a team who qualified for the 2012 NCAA Tournament in head coach Johan Cedegren’s first season. Nonetheless, Dawson is confident that his team has the ability to go up against the upper echelon of competition in all of college soccer if they keep competing at such a high level. “We expect to be in every game. We believe we can play with anyone in the country. If we can stay healthy, stay focused, and stay hungry I expect us to be in the mix when it’s all said and done this year.”

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First 10 to visit the ODU Homecoming Facebook page ( and post the correct answer will win a Homecoming Prize Pack that includes, the Official Homecoming Shirt, Concert Ticket, Step Show Ticket and other goodies! Use the Key Word “#AWOLNATION” in your post. (Only current ODU students are eligible and must show valid ID to pick up the prize)

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