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WEDNESDAY | 11.20.2013 | MaceandCROWN.COM | Vol. 56, Issue 12



Monarchs Crush Camels Old Dominion Caps a Perfect Home Slate By:Jasmine Blackwell Staff Writer Mace & Crown Old Dominion had no mercy as they dominated in Monarch-like fashion, demolishing Campbell 42-14 on Senior Day. The Monarchs are now a perfect 14-0 in the month of November. The Old Dominion Monarchs (7-3) returned home to face off with the Campbell Camels (2-8) after receiving the first FBS win ever in school history against Idaho (5938). The Monarchs have been a perfect 5-0 at home in Foreman Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium this season and today was no different. This is Old Dominion’s first-ever unbeaten season at home since the return of the program in 2009. “This is our first ever undefeated home season. In a season where I can’t say thank you enough to our fans. With all due respect to our home schedule, it’s obvious that our most intriguing games that we’ve played this year, including next week in Chapel Hill, have happened on the road,” head coach Bobby Wilder said. The Camels got off to what seemed to be quick start when Keith Gross rushed two yards for a touchdown on the first drive of the game. Campbell’s 7-0 lead did not last long as Old Dominion quickly responded with a two-minute, 65-yard drive that resulted in a five-yard touchdown run by Gerard Johnson. The Monarchs managed to go the same distance in about a third of the time it took the Camels. The Monarchs continued to gain momentum as the game went on. Heinicke launched a 47-yard touchdown pass to Antonio Vaughn to put the Monarchs ahead 14-7 with 9:57 remaining in the first half. The Monarchs went on to score 35 unanswered points. It was not until Brian Hudson completed a 16-yard touchdown

pass to Jordan Hildreth late in third quarter to bring the score to 35-14 that the Camels responded. Campbell had two promising drives that put them in decent field goal range, one from 27-yards away and the other from 37-yards away, both of which were blocked. This is the second game in which Old Dominion had two receivers with over 100 yards receiving. Antonio Vaughn had 171

yards receiving and scored three touchdowns. Larry Pinkard added 156 yards and a touchdown. Pinkard also caught a 74-yard touchdown, the longest of his career. Coach Wilder decided to rest Heinicke late in the game due to the large margin on the scoreboard. The decision resulted in back up David Washington entering the game. Washington completed his longest Career pass for 64-yards to Vaughn to put

ODU ahead 42-14 with a little over five minutes remaining in the game. The play, and a full stadium, was the perfect way for the Monarchs to close out the last home game of the season. “The fact that we’ve now had thirty five consecutive sell outs. That’s all we’ve ever had as a program is sold out games and I’m incredibly grateful, as is the team,” Wilder said.


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Hot Water Experts discuss potential consequences of Uranium Mining in Virginia By: Sean Davis Contributing Editor Mace & Crown The Naro Expanded Cinema hosted a special viewing of the documentary “Hot Water,” which addresses the consequences of uranium mining, on Wednesday, Nov. 13. The film was followed by a question and answer with the filmmaker, Lizabeth Rogers, Director of the Roanoke River Basin Association, Andrew Lester and Virginia Beach Utilities Director, Tom Leahy. Hosted by The Sierra Club and the Keep the Ban Coalition, “Hot Water” made its Hampton Roads premier as part of a three stop Virginia tour which also included screenings in Richmond and Fairfax. The turnout was sizable and included a notable number of Old Dominion University students. Many Virginians are unaware that the commonwealth has in place a moratorium on the mining of Uranium or that a 119 million pound deposit, worth as much as $2-7 billion, sits beneath the state’s soil along US 29 near Chatham. Advocates for the ban are worried that this lack of knowledge will result in a deluge of misinformation about the dangers and negative consequences associated with the mining and milling process. Rogers did not originally set out to make a movie about toxic contaminants and cancer-causing radiation. It was only after visiting Native American communities while making another documentary that she learned of these problems. Rogers said, “We need to educate people like me. I didn’t know any of this stuff, when I started... I didn’t know what a picocurie [a measurement of radioactivity] was. I had no idea it was even in the Colorado River and that it was in my own drinking water.” Many people associate the dangers of radioactive material with cold war-era nuclear attack or the more recent meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan, following the earthquake and subsequent catastrophic tsunami in March of 2011. However, some argue that the most lethal and long-lasting of the nuclear industry’s impacts will come from the extraction process itself. “Hot Water” explores abandoned, leaking mines in the Black Hills of South Dakota, massive tailings piles [toxic waste left after the mining and milling process] abandoned by the industry in Utah, tragic cases of cancers that ravage rural families and communities and the fight and influence of the uranium mining industry to overturn Virginia’s ban on the practice.


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Dear readers, Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Too often do we not fully appreciate what it means to be thankful for what we do or do not have. It is easy to take for granted the most important things in our lives, like our friends and families. We can let petty concerns and ostensible obstacles get in the way of seeing what really matters. We often focus on what we don’t have rather than what we do have. So, next time you’re broken down on the side

of the road, cursing up a storm before calling AAA, remind yourself how lucky you are that you even have a car in the first place, let alone an auto club that will come pick you up for free. When so many have so little, it’s important we remind ourselves how good we actually have it. If you’re reading this, you’re most likely a college student, which already puts you much better off than a lot of people. I’d like to take a moment to recognize some of the things I am most grateful for. To begin, I’d like to thank my staff. All their hard work makes it possible for me to keep my head straight managing this newspaper. I’m not only thankful for their dedication and passion for the

Mace & Crown, but for their genuine friendship and understanding when things get hectic for me. I would also like to thank my advisors Vamsi Manne and Dr. Joyce Hoffman. Mr. Manne has offered me a place to be candid about my experience with running this publication, and Dr. Hoffmann has only enabled me to be where I am now. Their enthusiasm for the success of their students is an example of what excellence Old Dominion University has to offer. I would also like to thank Nicole Kiger, the director of Leadership and Student Involvement, for likewise being an affable and attentive advisor for myself

and other student leaders. And, of course, I would like to thank you, the reader, for continuing to support our organization and giving the Mace & Crown an audience. Each paper pulled from the stands is a smile on our face. To show our appreciation and gratitude, I would like to invite you to our office for lunch Thursday, Nov. 21, from noon to 2 p.m. I hope this to be an opportunity to engage with our readership and get feedback on what students want from our publication. Once again, I am very grateful for the above mentioned and all they do to keep me going. I hope you take some time to reflect on all the things you are grateful for this holiday season.

He went on to speak about drone warfare and the struggles with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) the pilots of these aircraft experience even though they are not directly on the battlefield themselves. These pilots have to deal with killing during the day and going home to their fami-

lies at night. Many times they are not able to disconnect the two lives. Wittkower said, “My opinion is in “gamer mode” we can sympathize with those we are killing, but having these game-ified actions to fall back on does not get rid of the guilt.”

The Game of War

ODU discusses “Enders Game” and the use of video games to train soldiers By: Joshua Stanton Staff Writer Mace & Crown Dr. Kurt Gaubatz and Dr. D. E. Wittkower delivered a discussion entitled, “Been There Done That: Ender’s Game and the Laws of War in Civilization as We Know It” on Nov. 13 in Chandler Recital Hall. The forum was a part of the military ethics series hosted by Old Dominion University’s Institute for Ethics and Public Affairs. Drs. Gaubatz and Wittkower used “Ender’s Game”, a 1985 book by Orson Scott Card which has recently been made into a box office-topping film, to parallel the theories of military law and justice. In the book, earth must be defended against an alien attack. Ender Wiggin, the novel’s namesake, is trained from a young age to compete in war games which are created to help prepare him and the rest of earth’s population for the impending war.

The book has been received differently among several groups. It has been banned by many school districts due to its theme of violence and cruelty involving children, but has been added to the reading list of the United States Marine Corps because of its themes involving the empathy of war and the balance of individual dignity and the social good. Dr. Wittkower related the war games in “Ender’s Game” to the use of video games by the military to prepare soldiers for battle. In the past, dehumanization of the enemy was the primary way soldiers were prepared for war. Today, video games and the “gamer mode” a player enters when playing these games are used to train twenty-first century warriors. “The U.S. Army has produced a series of video games explicitly as recruitment and training tools: the ‘America’s Army’ series…..This ‘gamer mode’ is a way of training soldiers to go into a battle and kill,” Wittkower said.

What is Freedom and Who Defines It? ODU celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation By: Kema Effiong Contributing Writer Mace & Crown Largely recognized as the document that abolished slavery in America, Old Dominion University students and staff celebrated the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation on Nov. 14 in the Webb Center’s North Café. The theme of the evening was “What is freedom and who defines it?” The program began with words from Jared Mays, the vice president of SGA, followed by a recitation of “Reflections” by Associate Professor

of creative writing, Tim Seibles. “Reflections” was written by Fredrick Douglass, a former slave and profoundly recognized social reformer. Seibles also explored the idea that freedom is “complex” or difficult to define as a whole. Next, Michael Hucles, Associate Professor of history and author of the article “The Emancipation’s Impact on African-American Education in Norfolk, Virginia, 1862-1880”, discussed the content of the Emancipation Proclamation. He also informed the audience about concerns slaves had about a Union victory of the Civil war, including the possibility of eviction from their homes. The audience also learned more about the his-

tory of ODU’s campus. It was liberated in 1862 and was the center for recruitment of black soldiers during the Civil War. “The proclamation did not free slaves in allegiance to the Union” excluding border-states from the Emancipation that were loyal to the Union. He also said that this “demonstrated if slaves escaped and came to Norfolk they would be placed on government farms,” Hucles said. Following Hucles was Dr. Jesse Richman of the department of political sciences who discussed the Emancipation Proclamation and the Constitution. Following was a poetic expression called “Freedom is Not Free” by Kimberly Morris of the department of sociology and criminal justice.

As the finale, the Ubuntu Dance and Drum Collective performed two West African dances from New Guinea. The first performance was a dance of strength and the second of celebration. The outfits were inspired by the entire continent of Africa with dancers adorned in beads, feathers and facial paint. The 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation was an honorable event at Old Dominion University. Kyle Francis, Speaker Pro Tempore of SGA, said that the event “makes you think how far we’ve come as a nation.”

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Living With Honor

President’s Lecture Series welcomes Sal A. Giunta, sole living Medal of Honor recipient


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By: Mark Fulton Staff Writer Mace & Crown The only living Medal of Honor recipient since the Vietnam War, Sal A. Giunta, gave a lecture as a part of the President’s Lecture Series at Old Dominion University on Nov. 14. In reference to Sal Giunta’s heroic actions President Obama is quoted as saying, “He’ll tell you he didn’t do anything special, he was just doing his job. He is as humble as he is courageous.” Giunta recently authored the book “Living with Honor” which tells the story of his life and the hectic day in which he earned the nation’s highest military decoration. Giunta’s unit was ambushed in the Korengal Valley area of Afghanistan by a group of highly trained and organized Taliban fighters. Shots were fired from both sides and the unit was pinned down. They had air support from an Apache helicopter, but the fighting was at such close range that if the Apache were to fire the probability of hitting American soldiers would have been extremely high. During his lecture Giunta frequently paused to bring to light the value of the training the United States Army gave him and his appreciation of it. Giunta said that he was taught to “take the battle to the enemy and break the ambush line. The last one standing always wins.” Following this mindset, one of Giunta’s fellow soldiers ran out

to break up the ambush and force the enemy to the rear. This soldier was subsequently captured. When insurgents began to carry away this soldier Giunta engaged the enemy and eliminated both threats during which he was hit twice by bullets. He then dragged his fellow soldier back to safety and began treating him. The advance forced the enemy to retreat and be subsequently defeated by the Apache helicopters air support. Giunta’s efforts to save a fellow soldier and his leadership in combat are what led

to his reception of the Medal of Honor. Giunta told the audience that he did not think that this award was solely for him. He said, “I like to think that this award really isn’t about me. There is a thread in here for you and for every person who has ever served this country.” ODU’s President’s Lecture Series brings celebrated speakers who offer their knowledge and experience to students and alumni. All of the Presidents Lecture Series are free and available to the public.

Letter From the SGA ODU Community, The end is coming near, and finals are slowly approaching us all. This year is going to be such an impact for each and every one of us here in the ODU world. The 83rd Session of Student Government Association has worked extremely hard this semester to provide an astonishing adventure for each and every one of you. Here are a few things we have accomplished so far: Administrative and Academic Affairs: •Making a stronger connection with student organizations. •Had the first annual Zombie Invasion at the Perry Library. Student Life: •Brought back the signature sub, the lady

monarch sandwich, at the POD. •Demanded for the increase of the cup size for the juice box at the POD from 9oz to 12oz •Asked for the breakfast hours to be extended and the dining administrators came up with a great idea to have breakfast all day. This breakfast station opened on October 7. •Better line system in web. Safety: •Lighting assessments at “village cut-through” by Jimmy Johns have been done to install more lights to make it brighter to deter large crowds from gathering at night. •Excellent success with new “Ridecell technology.” It has been more widely used than previous years and average wait times are down as well (8 minutes). •Addition of Ghent stop for MacArthur shut-

tle route to accommodate students desiring to travel to Ghent. Legislative Affairs and Diversity: •Direct Impact. At this event we are using tablets and laptops to get students to sign up for TurboVote. The leaders of the Democrat and Republican organizations are going to attend this event and inform the students of each candidate running for governor. •Working with Rock the Vote and had a table at the Lt. Governor Candidate Debate. We have many upcoming projects coming up, especially our new tradition that will be launching soon, so please keep your eyes peeled. Best, Collin Hust Student Body President 2013-2014





TThe Virginia portion of the movie was added post production, after Rogers was contacted by Sara Dunavant on behalf of activists in the region. “I thought the movie was finished last March when it premiered at the Washington DC Environmental Film Festival and it was shortly after that I got a call,” Rogers said. The film trades between hilariously misinformed 1950s black-and-white PSAs and government training videos, humorous explanations of complex scientific ideas and facts and emotionally trying interviews with people who have been directly affected by water and environmental contamination caused by uranium mining, including surviving family members. The Coles Hill Deposit, only 30 miles from the North Carolina border, has been called the largest untouched deposit in the country. Virginian Uranium (VU), the company that would operate potential mines, asserts that lifting the ban and allowing them to carry out the extraction process would create 1000 jobs. According

to one billboard, lifting the ban would allow them to operate “the safest uranium mine in the world.” Critics, like Lester point to studies, including conducted by the flood-prone city of Virginia Beach, that illustrate how potential water and soil contamination could occur in the event of a major flood. According to the studies, flood waters could overrun the tailings ponds and carry the contamination into major water ways which several communities including Hampton Roads pull water from. During the Q and A one audience member suggested that the jobs created could actually pull employees from Canada, as Uranium mining requires intensive training and certification. Lester pointed out that only one VU employee had ever worked in a mine and that in the event that they were allowed to move forward, the company might sell itself to a larger, moreexperienced corporation that would be less-inclined to protect the community. Lester also mentioned the issue of decreasing

property values on land near the mine or along the route of the extraction and milling process. This may not come from any actual contamination or danger, but from the stigma attached to Uranium mining. Quoting one Hargrave Military Academy official [a school in the area of the deposit], Lester said, “If I have to explain [to the parents of potential students] why it’s not a danger right now, I’ve already lost the battle of getting that child here.” Supporters of the ban can take comfort in the fact that many cities, including several in the Hampton Roads region, favor the ban that the new Governor-elect has said he would uphold it. Still, as Lester suggested, “This battle is going to go on. These people [VU] probably have a five year plan… a lot of money is invested in this.. It’s our job to derail it.”

The final home game saw all of the Monarchs’ 12 senior student-athletes honored. Among those honored were the final five remaining from the original team in 2009, including Marquel Thomas, John Darr, Jack Lowney, Nate Barnes, and Alex Johnson. T.J. Cowart who was also a member of the 2009 team and denied a medical redshirt by the NCAA this spring was honored as well. “It’s definitely emotional,” Darr said when speaking about his last time playing at home. The seniors went out in style in what can be considered a fairly uncompetitive game.

The Monarchs must now prepare for the game that everyone has been anticipating since the posting of this season’s schedule. The Monarchs will now travel to North Carolina to take on the Tar Heels on Sat., Nov. 23 in what promises to be an exciting matchup. “It is the premiere game. This is North Carolina. This is the Tar Heels. This is Chapel Hill. This is an historic university that we are talking about,” Wilder said of the team’s final game of the season.

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Susan Youssef’s award-winning film “Habibi” shows the story of two star-crossed lovers at ODU. The characters Qays and Layla fall into an insurmountable romance that cannot blossom due to their differing backgrounds.

ODU To Screen Award Winning Film By:Kadeem Porter Staff Writer Mace & Crown Enhancing interfaith and intercultural dialogue between the Arab and Jewish communities is Old Dominion University’s goal in screening the award-winning film “Habibi” this Thursday. Written, directed, edited and produced by Susan Youssef, the film is a modern telling of an ancient Arabian tale of forbidden love set in Gaza during the Palestinian-Israeli conflict near the turn of the century. The full name of the feature film is “Habibi Rasak Kharban” which translates into “Darling, There’s Something’s Wrong With Your Head.” “Habibi” follows Layla and Qays, a couple from the Gaza Strip who cannot be to-

gether because of cultural traditions. Similar to a modern day Muslim version of “Romeo & Juliet,” “Habibi” is based off the ancient Sufi tale, “Majun Layla.” Youssef was honored in Filmmaker’s Magazine’s “25 New Faces” list for her works. In addition to that, in 2011 “Habibi” was awarded best film, best actress, and best editor at the Dubai International Film Festival. Since then, Youssef has been presenting screenings all over the world. Dr. Avi Santo, associate professor for the Institute for the Humanities, said that the goal is to open up dialog among ODU students about the challenges faced by Palestinians living under occupation and its impact on the human condition. Following the viewing, the audience will have a chance to ask Youssef questions about

her work. The film seeks to portray Palestinian social complexities like grappling with class, gender and religious differences and featuring both heroes and villains. On Nov. 22 there will be a brown bag lunch in the Office of Intercultural Relations from noon to 1 p.m. which will be open to students who want another opportunity to chat with Youssef.. Later that evening Youssef will host a colloquium sponsored by the Institute of Humanities and the President’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge with Dr. Scott Girdner, who teaches philosophy and religion classes at ODU, and Michael Panitz, the Rabbi from the Temple Israel in Norfolk. This will be held in the Burgess Conference room in Batten Arts & Letters from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Nov. 20-23 marks The Old Dominion University dance departments’ annual University Dance Theater Fall Concert. Performances will be held at 8 p.m in the University Theater and occur with an extra 2 p.m. show on Saturday, Nov. 23. 2013’s concert promises to showcase a wide variety of dance techniques and musical scores. The production predominately includes works choreographed by faculty and guest artists including New York City based Laura Peterson. Bringing in guest artist like Peterson is an important priority to the dance department. “Part of the money we make at the concert we use to bring in guest artists so the students get to have that experience and they get to network with professionals,” associate professor of dance Marilyn Marloff said. As Artistic Director of Laura Peterson Choreography, Peterson is a highly physical choreographer who utilizes installations that create accent environments for her pieces. She arrived on, Oct. 25 and hosted auditions for her piece that day. “She came in for a really intense five days… the first rehearsal was right after the audition. They worked until 10 pm. that night. They worked from 9 a.m. until after 6 p.m. on Saturday. Same thing on Sunday. Monday night, Tuesday night, Wednesday morning and then she left on Wednesday evening,” Marloff said.. As thoroughly as Peterson danced the students, the hard work did not begin or end with her stay. Open to all students, the auditions to perform in the concert were actually held the second week of classes and choreography began right away. By curtain time, there are usually about 50 students in performance and production roles for the concert. “They work hard and the thing is a lot of them have jobs, some of them have families that they are supporting or taking care of, in addition to being full time students and trying to keep their grades up. It’s a lot. It’s a big commitment,” Marloff said.. The fruition of the faculty, student and Peterson’s labor is sure to be an interesting show. Each dance features a different tech-


nique and musical score or a combination of techniques and beats that ultimately express the messages of a variety of choreographers. “I think it’ll be fun… there’s going to be quite a variety in terms of mood and tone. We have a piece to classical music that’s based on classical ballet vocabulary and then we have one that’s hip-hop. We have one that’s ball room flavor and then one that’s more classical jazz and another that’s experimental,” Marloff said. Pieces to watch for include the above mentioned ballet choreographed by guest artist Ashley Budy Whitlinger. This piece explores form, pattern and musicality in reference to the classical ballet vocabulary and is empowered by the rich music of SaintSaens’ “Danse Macabre”. Adjunct professor and guest artist Katie Iacono is also presenting a new work titled “Boon” which Marloff describes as “a fusion hip-hop and modern dance” that is “experimental and upbeat.” It explores the power struggle between different sides of self that can lead to harmony. Usually entirely student performed, this year’s fall concert will include a special faculty performance. Megan Thompson, an assistant professor of dance at ODU, will be performing an original solo piece choreographed specifically for her by Wisconsin based professor and choreographer Li Chiao-Ping. “She [Chiao-Ping] made this piece for Megan and she’s just incredible in it,” Marloff said. Marloff also has a piece in the concert. Hesitant to give too much away, she alludes to the fun and surprising aspects of her work. She said, “Megan [Thompson] came in a watched my piece with her kids. Her kids laughed a lot and I thought, “This is a good sign,” Marloff said.. Whatever your flavor, hard work, passion and variety promise something for everyone to enjoy at the 2013 University Dance Theater Fall Concert. Tickets are $12 for students and $14 for general admission. These can be purchased online at www.oduartstix. com, at the University Theater or by phone at (757)-683-5305. For more information about the concert call (757)-683-3002.

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Local favorite, Borjo Coffeehouse, treated coffee lovers to another free music performance this past Wednesday. Featuring the band My Name is Andrew, attendees grooved to a variety of covers and original songs. From a small town in Kansas with no music opportunities, My Name is Andrew is a band that recently relocated to Virginia Beach in hopes of finding a musical home. Once a month, the band tries to arrange something with Borjo Coffeehouse. “We like performing here near ODU, we never get to do it enough,” said Andrew Ballantyne after the set. Beginning their set with “Dock of the Bay” by Otis Redding, the band then dived into a set that included a blend of original songs and popular covers by artists like John Mayer, Tom Jones, Michael Jackson, Old Crow Medicine, Bill Withers and Britney Spears. Despite a missing drummer and the thin crowd, My Name is Andrew gave their all. With just one intermission, they played song after song with few pauses in between and no introductions to maximize the number of songs they could fit in the two hour set. My Name is Andrew is a trio consisting of lead singer Ballantyne, guitarist Braydon Peterson and drummer Dion Davis. They

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Monarchs Run Past Racers ODU pulls out win despite shooting a season-low 49 percent from the line By: Brian Saunders Staff Editor Mace & Crown The Old Dominion men’s basketball team (2-1) moved fast past the Murray State Racers (1-2) with a 70 – 60 Friday evening winning their second game of the year. This was the third straight home game for ODU to begin the season in front of 5,770 fans at the Ted Constant Convocation Center. Aaron Bacote scored 21 points. He has scored at least 20 points in all three of the Monarchs’ games. ODU trailed for most of the first half after losing a seven-point lead with 10:21 remaining. After a dunk from Murray State forward Jarvis Williams, the Racers took a 28-21 lead with 3:25 remaining before halftime.

Unlike last season, the Monarchs rolled with the punches and fought back. Dimitri Batten knocked down a 3-pointer on the Monarchs’ next possession to cut the lead to four. After Jordan Baker stole the ball from Racer point guard Cameron Payne, he led a highlight reel play that was featured on ESPN’s SportsCenter Top Ten plays. Baker shoveled the ball to the trailer Richard Ross who dunked the ball for two points plus the foul. The Monarchs cut the lead to one, but their momentum was halted going into halftime trailing 36-29. “My message at halftime was look, fellas, relax. We got this,” Monarchs head coach Jeff Jones said. “I just felt good about how we’d played,” Jones said of his halftime stance. “We made some mistakes, but they were easily correct-

able. The biggest thing was I didn’t want these guys to be down. So it was like, let’s correct those things we did wrong and just go out and play the way we’re capable of playing.” ODU shot a terrible 9-29 in the first half from the field, including 3-of-8 on 3-pointers. On the defensive end, the Monarchs forced 10 first half turnovers but managed just 10 points off them. Just like most of last season, ODU entered the second half trailing, but Friday night they fought all the way back. Just 23 seconds into the second half, Batten scored on a 3-point basket to cut the lead to three. After a Kennan Palmore layup and Denzell Taylor dunk, the Monarchs tied the game for the first time since it was knotted at 10 early in the first half.

Bacote gave ODU its first lead of the second half with a jumper but Payne answered right back for the Racers with a bucket of his own. The Monarchs never looked back and took its largest lead (10) with 3:42 remaining in the game. “They came out in the first five minutes [of the second half] ready to play and scored whenever they wanted, got the lead and were really in control the rest of the way,” Murray State coach Steve Prohm said. Payne, who played just 12 minutes in the first half because of foul trouble, paced the Racers in the second half. He finished the night with 17 points and five assists. The win was important to get Conference-USA Player-to-Watch Palmore going after he had been struggling on offense. Coming into Friday night, Palmore had registered just six points on 2-6 shooting. He

also struggled from the free throw line making only two of 11 attempts. Friday night, Palmore scored in double figures, registering 13 points and four rebounds. After allowing 53 percent in the first half, ODU held Murray State to scoring on just 33 percent of its shots including 16 percent from behind the arc. It is no secret that ODU struggles to take advantage of its opportunities at the free throw line. In its first two games, the team shot a combined 27-55 from the free throw line. Friday night’s 15-27 performance from the charity stripe was a marginal improvement and the first time ODU made more than half its free-throws. In beating Murray State, the Monarchs avenged a 79-72 loss to them last season.

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A Steady Tri-Fecta

ODU completes two-day sweep of Herd, Highlanders to continue ’13 excellence in pool By: Brian Jerry Sports Editor Mace & Crown

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McFayden’s late goal thrusts Deacons over Lady Monarchs in first round upset By:Brian Jerry Sports Editor Mace & Crown

Senior Jess McFadyen stunned the Lady Monarchs on a fierce netter with 5:09 left in the second half as Wake Forest defeated Old Dominion by a score of 3-2 in the first round of the NCAA tournament. The loss ended ODU’s 2013 field hockey season. McFadyen ended a 2-2 tie between the Monarchs and the Demon Deacons after several chances from both sides. Wake Forest (12-8) moved on to the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament and played North Carolina this past Sunday on the campus of North Carolina at Henry Field. Old Dominion finished the season with a 13-8 overall record. Krysta Wangerin, Christine Conroe and McFadyen each recorded three goals for Wake Forest. Valerie Dahmen made three saves in the game while Conroe also had a

save. Old Dominion went on the board first when Caitlin Walsh scored off a rebound in the 14th minute of the first half. In the 30th minute, after being down a player after a yellow card, Wake Forest answered immediately on an ODU possession. Taylor Rhea and Wangerin took two quick shots with 1:57 left in the half before Murphy found Wangerin wide open right in front of the net to tie the game up at one apiece. As time winded down, Rhea sped away from her defender and drew a penalty corner as time expired. On the first penalty corner, McFadyen tallied a shot though ODU was called for an infraction, leading to another penalty corner. After McFadyen’s shot was halted on the second penalty corner, Conroe scooped the loose ball and scored on the rebound to give Wake Forest a 2-1 lead at the break. The Demon Deacons held the one-goal advantage until Old Dominion knotted the game up with 25:32 left in the second half

whenChristy Longacre beat Valerie Dahmen for the equalizer. After close calls from both teams with the score tied, the drama set in as ODU sophomore midfielder Sarah Breen was given a yellow card that lead to an advantage for Wake Forest with 8:26 left in the game. McFadyen put Wake Forest up with 5:09 remaining as she launched a shot from just inside the circle off a Jess Newak pass for her fourth goal of the season. The shot clipped just under the crossbar of the goal for the goahead score. As time began to expire, ODU was granted a penalty corner with no time on the clock but the final shot was blocked by the Deacons to give Wake Forest the 3-2 edger. The Demon Deacons outshot the Lady Monarchs 13-2 in the first round matchup while each team had four penalty corners each. Goalkeeper Megan Hept made six saves for ODU.

The Old Dominion University women’s swim and dive team put the dagger on a twoday sweep to defeat the Marshall University Herd 201-148 and Radford University Highlanders 217-50-133.50 last Friday and Saturday afternoon at the Dedmon Center Natatorium in Radford, Va. Day one began in stellar fashion with Colleen Vandepoel, Julia Vido, Mackenzie Payment and Juliana dos Santos crossing the finish line three seconds faster than Marshall’s Vera Niemeyer, Maddie Lawhorn, Sarah Kay and Chloe Parsemain to win the women’s 200-yard medley relay for the Lady Monarchs. ODU took the starter’s momentum into the diving portion of the day, when Rachel Eckert scored a 262.04 on her 1-meter dive, 20-points more than Radford’s Alex Poletti (242.02). The meet continued with a rather unsual 1650 yard freestyle event that was no trouble for Lady Monarch Yesim Girensunlu. The junior used her speed and pool prowess to best the Herd’s Kaley Gregory by more than 13 seconds in a time of 17:20.44. The women’s 200-yard freestyle started off close with Savannah Bowers getting off to the quickest start. She quickly turned the corner three more times to hold off Kacey Preun at 1:54.80 to give ODU another victory over Marshall. Vandepoel struck again in the 100-yard backstroke to best Highlander Senior Jessica Frazelle at 59.12. The closest race of the day came in event six when ODU’s Julia Vido touched the wall at 1:06.06 to edge Lawhorn by 1.90 seconds. Marshall’s strongest performance on the day came in event seven when Sarah Kay gave the Herd their one and only win on Friday in the 200-yard butterfly, 2:06.38 to Radford’s Sarah Fredericksen (2:10.61). Sophomore

Alicia Frey came in third for the Lady Monarchs with a 2:14.39 finish. The day concluded with the ninth Lady Monarch win of 10 events in the 800-yard freestyle relay led by Luara Tolmats, Morgan Johnson, do Santos and Bowers at 7:52.07. Day two provided much of the same results for ODU as they started Saturday afternoon with a victory in the 400-yard medley relay. Eckert took her second diving event to receive a 285.00 in the women’s 3-meter dive. The third relay of the tri-meet solidified ODU’s dominance as a cohesive unit. Tolmats, Johnson, Payment and Amber Wingfield (1:41.53) crossed the finish line three times faster than the Herd’s Tiffany Aeling, Alex Black, Parsemain and Katie Kramer (1:44.53). Not to be outdone, in the very next event Marshall showed a lifeline in the 400-yard individual medley with Teel Hartmann’s hand touching the end of the pool just .14 seconds faster than her teammate Kay at 4:37.11. Frey was the closest finisher for the Lady Monarchs in the event (4:40.52). The women’s 500-yard freestyle was a test of endurance that Gregory (5:09.45) passed with flying colors for the Herd when she beat out her teammates Preun, Aeling and Heather Moore for a 1-2-3-4 Marshall finish. The two-day meet came to an end at the 20th and final event when Parsemain, Gregory, Aeling and Bree Mury finished the afternoon on a stellar note for Marshall in the 400-yard freestyle relay at 3:45.06, 10 seconds faster than Radford’s Mary Flinn, Frazelle, Claire Doherty and Elena Acevedo (3:55.18). Next up for the Monarchs and Lady Monarchs swim and dive team is a trip to Chapel Hill, NC to compete in the UNCCH Nike Cup Invite that begins on Thu, Nov. 21 at 10:00 a.m.

Wildcats Wile Monarchs to Defeat 25 Shots on goal not enough to stump Irving By: Matt O’Brien Staff Writer Mace & Crown The Old Dominion Men’s Soccer squad (10-5-1) traveled to Charlotte, N.C. to take on the Kentucky Wildcats (7-9-3) in CUSA tournament play last Wednesday. Earning a first round bye, the team played on a very frigid night at Transamerica Field on the campus of UNC Charlotte. The second seeded Monarchs suffered a heartbreaking 1-0 loss to the Wildcats. ODU was again able to generate some early offense. They tallied eight total shots in the first half. Neither team was willing to give up an inch. The Wildcats were able to account for seven shots on goalkeeper Sean Stowe but the score remained 0-0 at the end of the half. The Monarchs’ back four looked strong, as they were able to draw the Wildcats offside four times. The defense was led by defensive captain Jason Gaylord and Ryan Condotta. Gaylord finished with two shots on goal. Head coach Alan Dawson and his team made some changes during halftime. The Monarchs came out with the kind of perseverance Monarch fans have seen all season long.

In the second half, the Monarchs came out firing, as they were able to outshoot the Wildcats 16-3. The offense was led by captain and Conference-USA player of the year Tim Hopkinson. Hopkinson accounted for 11 shots of his own, as many as the entire Wildcat roster Friday night. ODU was continually frustrated by the outstanding play of Wildcat keeper Callum Irving who appeared to be at his best with four saves in the second half. In the 62nd minute, it looked like the Monarchs caught a break when Hopkinson went down in Kentucky’s box. The play signaled a penalty for forward Ivan Millitar. Irving was there again to make an acrobatic stop against Millitar. The Monarchs were able to get some last minute corners to finish with a total of five to the Wildcats’ one. Still, both teams remained deadlocked at zero at the end of regulation. In the second minute of extra time, Justin Laird was able to capitalize on a through ball finding the back of the net. With a very hard fought loss The Monarchs look to regroup and await NCAA tournament play. First and second round action begins Nov. 21-24 at PPL Park in Philadelphia, Pa.

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Bioshock Infinite: Burial at Sea Sinks Expectations By: Alyse Stanley Staff Writer Mace & Crown While somewhat of a disappointment overall, Bioshock Infinite’s first downloadable content, “Burial at Sea,” proves walking into Rapture for the second time is just as awe-inspiring as the first. Seeing the city during its heyday is really one of the few things that makes this DLC worth buying. The dystopia is even more beautiful than when it was still a utopia, and being able to visit all the familiar shops and peer into a living snapshot Rapture’s citizens lived before everything descended into madness is immensely gratifying. Many of the non-playable characters have unique and pertinent dialogue, paint-

ing a picture of the public opinion at the time before the events of Bioshock started. And Rapture’s bourgeoisie are in no way short on opinions. There’s nothing quite like the smug satisfaction of over-hearing two socialites argue over suspicion towards Andrew Ryan. Oh, if only they knew. One of the highlights of this DLC is the reunion with the outlandish artist Sander Cohen. Eccentric as ever, his art exhibition delves into the downright unsettling the minute the player walks into his rabbitthemed vestibule. But just as the player begins to get his or her feet wet (pun intended) in this trip down memory lane, the game abruptly shifts gears. Roughly the majority of the DLC takes place in a department store, as apparently one of Fontaine’s many achievements included creating Wal-mart in the

1950s. While the premise is sound – there needed to be an environment that had already gone to hell in order to justify combat in this new peacetime Rapture – the developers forgot to fill it with anything substantial. At first, the bloody mannequins and flickering television sets still advertising the latest plasmids and vigors with jingles that echo through the desolate halls give the impression that maybe cutting the nostalgia trip short wasn’t such a bad move. But that’s exactly where this half of the DLC stops – at potential. Instead of continuing the horror elements in surroundings ripe with a chilling ambience, it leans heavily on the lack of supplies and ammo available and survivalist atmosphere to keep players interested. Thing is, the DLC’s only two hours long,

and not particularly difficult at that with the added power of Elizabeth’s tears, so that attempt falls flat on its face. One of the most satisfying moments of the game was getting to fight a Bioshock icon, Big Daddy, using the sky-rail system. Using their newly equipped shooting drills just for the occasion, Big Daddies can pluck players off the rail and draw them in close for an attack. Unfortunately, right as the DLC seems to be on its second wind, the curtain drops abruptly with an ending more confusing than gratifying, even after taking into account the convoluted logic introduced in Bioshock Infinite. While the Bioshock series is infamous for compartmentalizing gameplay, this DLC hardly made an attempt to hide that flaw. While the environments are eye-

catching enough, the metaphoric tumble weeds rolling through them makes the already slow procession forward tedious. In short, considering it took the latter half of a year for this DLC to come out, there’s really no excuse for “Burial at Sea” to feel as rushed and incomplete as it did. The high standards it sets at the onset only taper as the player progresses. If you’re jonesing to return to Rapture, this DLC offers a new perspective into the minds and motivations of the cast of Bioshock, as well as how events previously players have only heard about after-the-fact affected the public and key players involved in real time. However, as member of the Bioshock series, “Burial at Sea” falls short of expectations. Hopefully episode two will exemplify some several needed improvements.

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Big news for Nintendo fans in the wake of/on the eve of PS4 release By: Sean Davis Contributing Writer Mace & Crown Video game giant Nintendo announced Wednesday the release of a number of new games over the coming months, as well as a special edition 3-DS XL, and upgrades to its online services and Nintendo Zone. In a Nintendo Direct broadcast, President and CEO Reggie Fils-Aime said, “November 22 is a huge day for Nintendo fans!” The latest Zelda release and “Mario Party Island Tour” are both set for release on that day for 3-DS, as well as the release of “Super Mario World” for WII-U “The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds” is the next installment in the longrunning Zelda franchise. Complete with familiar characters, improved game-play features, side quests, the return of the milk bar and other quirky twists Zelda fans have become accustomed to, this game is sure to not disappoint. The company is teasing the release with a series of 15-second game trailers, accessible on its Instagram page. Coinciding with the Zelda release, Nintendo is releasing a special edition of the 3-DS. Summed up by Fils-Aime, “Its shiny, it’s Golden, and yes it’s Zelda-themed.” Feb. 7 will see the release of the second

“Bravely Default,” a very-customizable RPG for the 3-DS. It has places to explore, quests to take, and a mystery to unravel, not to mention hours of creative combat to keep you playing. “Bravely Default” will also debut as a collector’s edition that includes the game, the soundtrack, 34 AR cards and an art book. The final major game release announcement was “Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy,” the final game in the second trilogy of “Professor Layton” games. “Level-5’s supreme craftsmanship and puzzle-making skills have come together to make the ultimate Layton game… a compelling blend of stories and brain teasers filled with memorable characters and beautiful art,” Nintendo’s Bill Trinen said. Nintendo announced the updating and upgrading of some of its linking and online systems. Earlier this year they updated all Nintendo Zone locations on the continent with the “Street Pass Relay feature.” “Whenever you visit a Nintendo Zone, you can now receive Street Pass Mii-Plaza data from the last six players to visit that location,” Trinen said. In addition, improvements were made to the Nintendo E-shop allowing Wii-U and Nintendo 3-DS balances to be combined, streamlining purchases and alleviating confusion associated with the old system.

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Long time gamers will recognize the name “Humble Bundle” as a symbol of both cheap games and charitable donations. For the uninitiated, The Humble Bundle started as a way for indie developers to market their games at a price determined by the purchaser. Either way you get a DRM free version of the game, and all proceeds go to charity. The charity’s range from Childs Play, which helps sick children in hospitals get games for enjoyment, to more common ones like he American Red Cross. Last week, Humble Bundle revealed its new home, the Humble Store. The Humble Store is a permanent place to buy games while also giving to charity. The store is being run alongside the regular Humble

Bundles and Humble Weekly Sales on the same site. The bundles and weekly sales will continue to happen like normal and still offer the pay-what-you-want payment plan. Games bought from the Humble Store are available on multiple platforms, depending on the game, including Steam, Windows, Mac and Linux. Some even come DRMfree. Games on the Humble Store have a fixed price equal to the price offered by Steam. Also, like Steam, the Humble Store will occasionally have sales. Ten percent of each purchase goes to charity, so by simply buying a game you can feel good knowing that you helped people in need. Right now the selection is not very large. Athough, it is quite diverse, featuring TripleA and indie games side-by-side. As time goes on it will continue grow, with new games being added daily.

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Crown Jewels Remembering Café 1201’s Ricardo Jones (1965 – 2013) By:Brian Jerry Sports Editor Mace & Crown

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Tackling Adversity: Amputee Athlete Speaks at Old Dominion By:Nate Budryk Assistant Sports Editor Mace & Crown The things that inspire us can take many forms. For some, it’s a cancer survivor in their family. For others, it could be a member of the armed forces. We are inspired by people who have and help others overcome.. Dave Stevens, who spoke at the Mills Godwin Building this past Thursday evening, fits this description. Steven is not a cancer survivor or a member of the military. He’s an athlete. Moreover, he is the only congenital amputee to play college football and minor league baseball. Stevens was born without legs resulting from the Thalidomide birth defect, yet still developed a deep, intense love for sports. Stevens attended Augsburg College, a

Division III school located in Minneapolis, Minn. Stevens was a varsity letterman playing defensive line for Augsburg’s football team and a member of the school’s baseball and wrestling teams. Stevens talked about the power of sports and the things that one can accomplish through sports. “I think that’s the magic of sports. When I was on teams, I was an athlete and I was on the team to make a contribution. They wouldn’t have a kid without legs on the team that was going to impact the team badly,” Stevens said. His message was valuable. He was a man, born without legs, sitting in front of a room of people telling them that they can do whatever they want in life. The connection to sports, created a compelling story of overcoming obstacles and refusing to accept what you are given.

It’s the kind of story read about in books or seen in movies. It’s the kind of story we want our children to know so they can learn everything it takes to overcome adversity and achieve your dreams – dedication, perseverance, commitment and love for what you do. Stevens had all of these, and he used it to his advantage. The story of Dave Stevens is a perfect example of what sports can do. We, as Americans, have come to rely on these kinds of stories to reaffirm in our own selves that we never have to settle with what we’re given. Sports were Stevens’ way of fitting in and at the same time a way for him to escape. Sports can bring people together, and bring out their best qualities. Sports can help a remarkable inspiration like Dave Stevens feel accepted in a world that can be, at times, less-than-accepting.

Every day students walk into Café 1201 inside Webb University Center with one goal in mind, to enjoy a nice meal for their hard earned money and feel welcomed by the staff on board. After their meal is over, not much else goes into the thought process of the school’s largest cafeteria dining service besides the next one. It seems like just an ordinary place available to keep students nourished and ready to achieve the highest plateau of their academic goals. However, the one thing that enhances our impersonal connection to a place like the school cafeteria are the people that make it lighthearted, welcoming and fun. Without question, one of those people was Ricardo Jones. Two weeks ago, Jones died of a heart ailment that had been taking a toll on his health for many years. No student would have ever known of his condition. I certainly did not. When I first learned of his death, I made sure to sign his remembrance poster with big, bold letters of the great memories I had of him. Throughout my collegiate tenure here at Old Dominion University, Jones always exuded a positive attitude when he came to work. His love for the students was apparent and his temperament was always upbeat when it came to serving them. People talk all the time about a smile that can light up a room, but when you meet an individual in person who does just that, the phrase becomes more meaningful. When I first enrolled here in fall 2010, I did not know anyone at this school. As a community college transfer student from

Washington D.C., I was truly on my own for the first time. Throughout the years, I have spent well over half of my meal swipes at Café 1201 and met some great people in the process. Jones was a rather special one and a character to boot. I do not know how it came about, but one day when I stepped in line, we traded back and forth verbal references of Larry “The Cable Guy” with each other. I would say something like, “let me go ‘head and grab me some of these here pertaters, boy,” in reference to my request for potatoes. He would reply in a similar fashion and we would share a laugh about it afterward. One thing that truly resonates with me is a time where he admitted that he would never put a limit on how much food students could take in one sitting because of how much we pay. That was the real “Rick” for you. He cared tremendously about all of us and it resonated every time. In learning of his death, I stopped in my tracks. I cried profusely and refused to eat anything. Now that it has been a couple weeks, I can look back on the fun times we shared together and find solace in the fact that he would want me to stuff my face with more meat and potatoes. That is what I will do for him, from now until this December when I graduate. People ask all the time why the kindest human beings are taken from us on this little place we call Earth. In truth, we will probably never fully fathom the real answer, but our memories of them live on through our glass half-full prospective of their passing. The legacy that Jones leaves behind here at ODU is quite a positive one that we can all appreciate down the road and beyond. From one Monarch to another, rest in peace “Ricky Bobby.” There will never be another person quite like you.

The Benchwarmers: Lead by Example By: Eric Guy Staff Writer Mace & Crown The Miami Dolphins have a mess on their hands as the NFL continues to search for answers regarding the Jonathan Martin-Richie Incognito nightmare. Let’s face it. All of us, even people who don’t sit in front of the television for hours watching ESPN’s SportsCenter, know the situation. So, there is no need to rehash everything that has already been said. However, listening to bits and pieces of Incognito explain in an interview with Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer that racial slurs are “thrown around a lot” in the locker room made me realize that this is a problem that extends beyond the locker room. Surely the use of the N-word and expletives in general are words that we hear and see every day.

After being ejected shortly before halftime during the Los Angeles Clippers’ matchup against the Oklahoma City Thunder, forward Matt Barnes used a racial slur directed at his own teammates in a Twitter post during the third quarter (yes, during the game). Shortly after posting the tweet, he deleted it. The next day, Barnes was fined $25,000 for his antics, which is another example that once you tap send, all your business is out for everyone to see. Forever. Back before technology developed to where it is now, there were not many ways for us to know what type of language athletes used unless microphones were able to pick up portions of their speech during games. With Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and countless other social media digital platforms made available to everyone, we cannot help but see it. Professional athletes have a level of good

conduct they should live up to, even if the benchmark is crazy low, because kids and older ones alike emulate them. Although said “professionals” have a responsibility to set a fine example, us poor, common folk must not get off that easy either. People roll “verbal bombs” off their tongues as if they are incapable of thinking of anything else to say. Even kids who’ve barely started school have already developed a predilection for such speech. While parking in my driveway one evening, I looked over at a group of kids playing a “wholesome” game of tackle football. As I proceeded to grab my things out of the passenger seat, one kid who looked as if he were eight years-old let out a firestorm of expletives that made my ears feel as if I were being tortured for 10 minutes by a monkey with cymbals.

Seriously, it was that bad. Yes I hear worse language every day. Sadly, it is nothing out of the ordinary. I would be lying if I acted like I’ve never said anything like it because I have. Believe me, I’ve been slapped plenty of times, even in my teenage years, for doing so. So yes, I am guilty, too. However, what makes such language fouler, more vile and disgusting is that many

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Soul Eater By: Kimbery Joy Ward Contributing Writer Mace & Crown

An interesting combination of gothic gore and a plethora of comedy, “Soul Eater” is poorly, yet appropriately named anime. Poorly as this is the name of the protagonist’s partner, not the protagonist, but it describes the story’s main theme – humanity holds within it all it needs to become its own hero, nothing special is needed. The author presents this through the story of an ordinary girl, Make Albarn, whose goal is make her weapon partner, into a Death Scythe. Soul, her weapon partner, is able to turn into a weapon and is granted the rights to eat evil souls. The story unfolds as they have to literally fight for the sanity of their world. As “Soul Eater” progresses, characters emerge as three-dimensional entities, psychological scars and more. For example, the Grim Reaper’s son, Death the Kid, has the most obnoxious case of OCD imaginable. This is connected to the pressures of being perfect he feels being Lord Death’s son. The anime also transforms other famous literary figures, such as Frankenstein and Excalibur, into relatable and lovable characters. The primary characters are split into three teams with logical psychology dynamics, which are quickly explained in the three-part prologue and fleshed out as the story takes form. “Soul Eater” has a wonderful track as well. There are reoccurring pieces that aid in carrying emotions specific to the perspective of the characters. Like any good piece of literature, this anime brings forth many moral dilemmas faced daily by humanity and amplifies them into highly unlikely situational environments to poke fun at humanity’s complacency. The main moral dilemma is always introduced by a quote at the beginning of every episode, “A sound soul dwells within a sound mind and sound body.” With

this quote, “Soul Eater” attacks what being “sound” or rather sane means. Due to the abstract nature of sanity, insanity is also highlighted in “Soul Eater.” Through the use of a visual analogy of the demon inside, “Soul Eater” effectively uses visions of madness to establish a warped reality within the minds of various characters. It also uses fear as a character motivator and a fatal flaw. “Soul Eater” has 51 full episodes, two theme songs, and four ending songs. There is some pointless fan service scattered in the first half of the episodes due to Blair the cat girl popping in and out of the story line. “Soul Eater” effectively maintains suspense of belief, even when incorporating two different styles of animation. The animation of the sun and moon are presented in a different animation style than the rest of the world, yet they are incorporated well into the world so it is hard to imagine them otherwise. Despite the high amount of comedy, “Soul Eater” is not for viewers with sensitive stomachs, as a number of scenes contain extreme gore. The main antagonist still has to put his skin back on and no amount of comedy is going to make that go away. Funimation has dubbed the complete series and as expected does a great job translating the intention, perspective, and emotion in each line. Where there would normally be a disconnect between the different pronunciations of Japanese words and references to Japanese culture, the visual comedy blends seamlessly in context to the English language and American culture. Although I felt that the ending was an overall letdown to the build-up the anime created, “Soul Eater” is a fun anime with an amazing casts, well-paced action. It has compelling themes, loads of comedy, and it can be enjoyed both subbed and dubbed versions.


Two Shuffles Don’t Make a Step By: Dominique Bailey Arts & Entertainment Editor Mace & Crown After two hours of sleep and more cups of coffee than I can remember, I considered never graduating or at least further delaying the process. For lack of a better term, the realization of adulthood is scary, but it’s even scarier when you realize that you are an adult. Despite the support and occasional financial assistance from my parents, I am not a teenager anymore. I am an adult who is capable of not only taking care of my person, but I am also capable of making sound, rational decisions for myself. So, graduating is not only an option, it is a requirement as I have to get out of my own way. As young adults, we are essentially trained to believe two philosophies - the title “young adult” has weight and it is a viable reason to shield twenty-somethings from themselves and twenty-somethings need an overseer who they should run all future plans by to ensure success. In reality, neither is true. Twenty-somethings have those tools. Individual and collective success is not the responsibility of parents, mentors, professors or employers. It may be their hope, but the responsibility falls on us. However, that success cannot be

attained if we continue to allow the fear of growing up limit us. It should go without saying that self-confidence and trust go a long way. After receiving the ultimate tough love from my mother and one of my academic advisors, I realize I cannot delay the inevitable because I’m not ready to embrace adulthood. Although I often feel unprepared, I’m realizing that delaying the inevitable will not guarantee that I will be better prepared for my future. If anything, it will hinder and enable me to grow into an adult child. As I continue my job-apartment-car hunt in lands far away from Old Dominion, I am anxious and fearful, but I know my life is moving forward and that I have to embrace that. By dropping classes, skipping classes, missing application deadlines and switching minors a semester away from graduation, I’m holding myself back. The undergraduate experience is like no other, but it isn’t meant to last for a lifetime. ODU has helped shaped the minds of a countless number of my peers and myself, but it isn’t meant to be our lives. It is meant to be an experience in the grand scheme of life and we have to accept that this experience is ending. We have to stop shuffling forward because we’re fearful and just take the step forward.


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ACROSS 1. Dry 5. German for “Mister” 9. Cushions or mats 13. Disabled 14. A religion based on sorcery 16. Wings 17. Vipers 18. Muse of love poetry 19. Boorish 20. Appearance 22. Government investigator 24. Mats of grass 26. Indian antelope 27. Business executive 30. Third sign of the zodiac 33. Made-to-order 35. Lyric poem 37. Diminish 38. African virus 41. Soviet space station

42. Back tooth 45. Contradiction 48. Matches 51. The easing of tensions 52. Caramel-topped desserts 54. Spanish lady 55. Maelstrom 59. Quilt part 62. Vagabond 63. Made a mistake 65. Digestive juice 66. Ends a prayer 67. Disorderly revelry 68. Give temporarily 69. Words 70. Dam 71. Terminates

DOWN 1. “Oh my!” 2. Impetuous 3. Unfeeling 4. Pillage 5. Furrow maker 6. River of Spain 7. Units of paper 8. Unpleasant person (British) 9. Whitish edible root 10. Astringent 11. Early 20th-century art movement 12. Observed 15. Home 21. Cocoyam 23. 10 cent coin 25. Arid 27. Bit of gossip 28. Wealthy man 29. Confederate soldier 31. Designation 32. Fool

34. Put clothing on 36. Sea eagle 39. Directed 40. Matured 43. A deliberately offensive act 44. Small brook 46. At the peak of 47. Reasonable 49. Recorded 50. Made noises while sleeping 53. Apologetic 55. Huh? 56. “Where the heart is” 57. Wild goat 58. An escape of water 60. Attired 61. Female chickens 64. Coloring agent


Wednesday 11.20.2013 | MACE & CROWN | G2


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