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WEDNESDAY | 9.11.2013 | MaceandCROWN.COM | Vol. 57, Issue 3

TOO CLOSE TO HOME TWO SHOT ON 41st STREET AND KILLAM AVENUE “Old Dominion Police are working in partnership with Norfolk Police to investigate this off-campus incident. ODU Police have also been working since the start of the semester, as they did last year, with the city’s bar task force and state agents to address large, open access parties that are attracting students from all the area colleges and individuals from outside the area. The university is ramping up those and other security efforts even further and University Police have encouraged students to avoid these parties.” - statement released by ODU regarding a double-victim shooting that occured at approximately 1:33 a.m. on Sept. 8.


HIGHER EDUCATION By: Samuel Mohan Contributing Writer Mace & Crown Old Dominion University President John Broderick was featured on WHRV’s public affairs radio show “HearSay with Cathy Lewis” on Sept. 5. The latest instalment of the “Local Movers, Shakers, and Innovators” series focused, in part, on what defines a metropolitan university and the role ODU will soon play in preparing a new generation of entrepreneurs. It also touched on the university’s latest construction projects and its endeavour to increase retention and graduation rates. “A metropolitan institution defines our location, but it also provides and defines the opportunities...Whether it’s working with the military, or with the Federal labs,

or with the court, or the bay. You can see we have some built in advantages that ought to be part of our academic curriculum and our research platform, and I think that gives us an edge and a niche over some of the other schools we compete against,” Broderick said. He made note of the growing regional and national economies and their role in providing new entrepreneurial opportunities offered through the university. He also expressed his hope that these and like opportunities will benefit the school, students and the community symbiotically. “The more opportunities people have to interact with us and see what’s going on; I think that works in our best interest,” Broderick said. Listen to the show - http://www.


KEEPS IT REAL FOR HIP HOP By: Jonathan Tyson Contributing Writer Mace & Crown




Iconic MC Darryl “DMC” McDaniels spoke in the North Café on Thursday, Sept. 5. The event “Real Hip Hop with Darryl ‘DMC’ McDaniels”, hosted by the Student Activities Council, shined a light on the vast history of hip-hop. Most would know McDaniels from the hip-hop group Run DMC from the ‘80s. Throughout the two-hour event, McDaniels tackled a variety of topics that included growing up as a straight-A Catholic school student who witnessed the birth of hip-hop. He focused on both the positive and negative transitions hip-hop has made, which hip-hop artists have inspired him and his belief that hip-hop should be more responsible McDaniels said responsible hip-hop means that artists should stay true to themselves. Referencing artists like MC Hammer and Ja Rule, McDaniels explained that artists can be on top, but lose it all once they allow the industry and outside forces to change their paths. He quoted Afrika Bambataa’s “be who you are, just be” lyric to address how he believes that many in the hip-hop culture today

are afraid to be themselves and constantly put on a façade to hide their true self. McDaniels said he believes in the power to speak things into existence, and drew an example from The Notorious B.I.G.’s album “Ready to Die.” “As a man thinketh, so he shall be,” McDaniels said, paraphrasing Proverbs 23:7. He also expressed his admiration for Grand Master Flash and the Furious Five, noting that they were the first rap group to be inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame, not Run DMC. “I’m never going to talk about it until all media before me, until all media celebrates Grand Master Flash and the Furious Five being inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Don’t come even talk to me about my induction until y’all spend 5 years [talking] about what got Flash and them there, because that’s why hip-hop will always be here and will always exist,” McDaniels said. McDaniels closed by reflecting on his beliefs of what hip-hop truly is. “We became legends, in rock n roll hall of fame, not because we were successful show business people, it was successful because it must be good and it must have purpose, that’s the whole essence of hip-hop,” McDaniels said.

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NEWS Mace & Crown Staff : Derek Allen Page Editor-in-Chief Jessica Scheck News Editor Dominique Bailey Arts & Entertainment Editor Jordan Jones Sports Editor Aaron Roland Copy Editor Ellison Gregg Photography Editor Jonathan Kwok Senior Graphic Designer James Porter II Advertising Director Sean Burke Web Designer DeAngelo Thorpe Distribution Manager Senior Writers: Brian Jerry RJay Molina Mitchell Brown Staff Writers: Eryn Tolley Kadeem Porter Emma Needham Eric Smith Brian Bowden Josh Bray Staff Photographers: Rachel Chasin AJ McCafferty Taylor Roy Claud Dargan Marlie De Clerk Chris Ndiritu Ari Gould 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 Advertising: 757-683-4773

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR By: Derek Allen Page Editor-in-Chief Mace & Crown Dear reader, It is with great vexation that I write you. In the two short weeks of the semester’s start, Old Dominion University has witnessed a handful of incidents reminding us of just how close to our door danger lurks. On Aug. 24, a man was shot on the 800 block of 41st Street and sent to the hospital. On Sept. 2, six students were robbed at gunpoint on 42nd Street and Powhatan Avenue. This past weekend my good friends had a party at their home on 41st Street. Around 3 a.m. the party was dwindling down when a group of what was estimated to be 12 individuals approached the house. When they weren’t permitted to join the party, they unleashed a vicious beating on my unsuspecting friends. One was sent to the hospital. Less than 24 hours later, chaos erupted between two non-ODU groups outside of the University Village on 41st Street and Killam Avenue. Multiple shots were fired just outside the University Village apartments where Mace & Crown graphic designer Jonathan Kwok was enjoying the company of his girlfriend. Looking out the window to investigate, he found a woman below the window bleeding profusely from a gunshot wound to the buttocks. A male member of the group suffered a shot in the hand. In two of these cases, the University Alert System was not utilized to notify students of the crimes. Last week, the Mace & Crown published a brief report

of the incident I first addressed. Jennifer Mullen Collins, assistant vice president for marketing and communications, stated, “The Police Chief decides when an incident meets the criteria for an alert under the Federal Clery Act. So, it’s not a matter of ‘worthiness.’ I don’t think most students understand that there is an actual federal law that we follow and that dictates the circumstances under which alerts are sent.” The university is required to notify its students and staff when threats to their safety are present. However, there are boundaries. Literally. Harris is not required to issue an alert if the incident takes place off campus. The surrounding neighborhoods of ODU, where a significant populace of the student body resides, isn’t considered campus and therefore, despite being in immediate proximity to campus, alerts need not be issued when crime is present in this area. This aggravates me and I’m not the only one. “I was really surprised that ODU said nothing about our friends getting jumped. It makes me wonder how much violence and robberies occurs that we simply don’t know about. To me it’s kind of an example of how there is a lack of communication between the police and ODU,” said recent ODU graduate Mike Manwell. “I don’t think students are informed of even half the violence around campus, it seems they’d rather just pretend it isn’t happening,” said Senior engineering student Stacey Nicole. I beg the question; is it important to protect the students only if they’re on campus? Is the safety of the students no

longer the responsibility of the university because these students live 100 feet from campus and not directly on it? Sure, we’re adults and we should take responsibility for our own safety. The university and ODUPD can’t stop poeple from being disturbed and can only reiterate so many times the importance of traveling in groups in well-lit areas. However, parties are inevitable. Students are always going to go out on the weekends and likely drink in excess. It’s college. University officials should, and probably do, expect this. They must recognize their absolute obligation to inform students of crime surrounding ODU. Not just on campus. I don’t mean to pass the buck on the university or the university police department. Crime in cities is an unfortunate reality. If the student body wants the university to own up, so should we. With that said, students need to recognize the environment they live and party in and proceed with caution. Big parties usually conincide with big trouble. Not always, but I never expect less. I know multitudes of frequent party houses that have taken measures into their own hands by requiring ODU identification cards to gain entrance and distribute wrist bands or marks of the hand to indicate if an individual is of age. I genuinely don’t believe university officials and the university police department aren’t constantly conscious of the issues of violence and crime surrounding the institution. It seems to me that with every step forward we get pushed two steps back. So, perhaps this is a matter of the necessity for change in our community on all fronts, not just assuaging the issue

with better lighting and a few more officers on fancy tricycles. I encourage you to speak up. If you feel as I do, come to me with your stories and experiences, and ideas for how we as an aggregate can make this community safer for everyone. It’s my goal to have an environment were we can communicate openly about our concerns for the campus and the community and find solutions. Sunday morning’s safety alert also encouraged ODU community members to contact ODUPD to “discuss safety strategies.” We cannot expect ODUPD to be the only proactive members of the community in the effort to prevent violence and crime. It’s everyone’s responsibility to ensure the people have preemptive resources. I’ll admit, the fact that this issue is personal to me now, having had my friends subjected to an unwarranted beating that went unjustified, is why I write with such zeal. I’ve talked about the problems but never pursued a solution for fear of futility. It is absolutely unacceptable that “off-campus” students aren’t informed of crime in their area because it’s outside Clery Act jurisdiction, but change doesn’t come unless it is pursued by those it most affects. If we hope to see change, we must enact it ourselves. An informed, cohesive community is a strong community. We can have our cake and eat it too. It’s simply a matter of getting everyone on the same page. With hope, Derek Allen Page

#HASHTAGGING FOR A CAUSE By: Courtney Johnson Contributing Writer Mace & Crown

With the new school year underway, the popular textbook company Chegg and it’s partner Pencils of Promise have teamed up to launch a new social media campaign that will last until Sept. 30. Every photo or video with the hashtag #GiveBackToSchool shared on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Vine, will help children around the world receive proper materials for their first days of school. To participate, students are to upload a first day of school photo or video. For every online share, Chegg will donate $10 to the non-profit organization. So far the campaign has had 4,620 photo and video sharers in less than a month from the campaign’s launch and hopesw to reach its limit of 7,500 supporters by the end of the month The back-to-school campaign will also send up to 5000 students in PoP’s global partner network to school by covering all expenses from the donations by Chegg. In the past, PoP has held similar campaigns where participants have built schools and trained teachers. Some countries benefitted by the initiatives include Laos, Nicaragua, Guatemala and Ghana.



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NATIONAL COMPETITION ON A FULL BATTERY By: Eric Smith Contributing Writer Mace & Crown

Smart phones have great capabilities when it comes to normal and entertainment use. Multiple functions also come at the cost of battery life. A dead battery is no fun and finding an outlet can be inconvenient when at work or class. KwikBoost, the manufacturer of the charging stations located in the Webb Center, launched a nationwide photo competition. It began on Sept. 3 and will end in late October. Students can submit a photo of themselves or friends using the charging stations through Instagram or Twitter using hash tag #UBoost. Once submitted, they are asked to vote for their favorite photo. The first place winner will receive a smart phone bundle that includes an iPhone 5, Beats solo headphones, a Lifeproof iPhone case and a $50 iTunes gift card. The second place winner will receive a Beats pill speaker and the third place winner, a $50 iTunes gift card. Over 400 college campuses across the nation have these charging stations. The most popular model is the M8 mobile charging station. It serves as a one stop shop for students to charge their phones, tablets, iPads, or iPods. The M8 charging station can be mounted on a tabletop or a wall and can charge up to eight devices at once. Specific wires were made into the design according to the device being charged. KwikBoost launched the competition in

celebration of having sold their product to many college campuses. Emily Frye, Senior Inbound Marketing Strategist, commented on the M8’s origins and present success. “We first introduced the product to college campuses in late 2011,” said Frye. Oklahoma State University and the University of Central Florida were the first schools to order the M8 charging stations according to Frye. Frye thinks the charging stations are a necessity for college campuses and ranks convenience secondary. “Five years ago students had one device, a laptop. Now they have an average of three,” said Frye. “Nobody planned their building designs and the power available within for this rapid adoption of mobile devices we have seen over the last few years. When schools ask the question ‘Can we afford to offer charging stations to our students?’, we ask the question back, ‘Can you afford not to?’” Senior Charlotte Campbell owns an iPhone 4S and has to charge it twice a day. “I think it’s great to have for students,” said Campbell. “My phone is always dying and it’s a great time; when charging to meet people.” Campbell does not have to worry about only charging her phone when she gets home. “It feels good because I don’t have to worry about my phone dying. I’m reassured that I have power to talk and text.” When asked if Old Dominion should have more charging stations available, Campbell was for it. “Yes, because I need

somewhere else to charge my phone,” says Campbell. KwikBoost not only offers the M8 charging station to universities. They sell them to health care and government

buildings as well. KwikBoost received positive feedback from students since the product appeared on their universities. “The response has been

awesome!” says Frye. “Students phones are always dying on campus. KwikBoost saves thousands of students’ phones from dying every day!”


By: Brian Jerry Senior Writer Mace & Crown It doesn’t take but one glance into Café 1201 to notice that Old Dominion University’s most popular cafeteria has a wide assortment of new items available to hungry students. From freshly made pasta to a gluten-free section, students with special dining needs now have healthy options to choose from. One of the driving forces behind the change is a program called “Healthy for

Life,” an initiative established to encourage students to choose healthier foods. At the top of the campaign’s website is the slogan, “Don’t diet, change your life forever.” In August, the Marketing Manager of Monarch Dining and Auxiliary Services at ODU, Ronya Edwards, issued a press release stating “the ODU dining services was going to launch the approach that featured healthy food choices, nutrition education, and wellness programs that work together to support healthier lifestyles.” Some changes included lower calorie, lower fat, whole grain and vegetarian or

vegan choices. A brand new Salad-to-Go is now featured as part of the House of Blue in Webb. Another new option includes Sushi with Gusto. In addition, a new smart phone app was created for users to quickly and easily search and view menus by location, item and nutrition content. There is also a brand new “Healthy for Life Wellness Center”, located in Café 1201. The digital wellness center serves as a central location for nutrition and wellness information on campus. “The Wellness Center is very visible and

accessible. It is mounted on a wall in the servery where students must pass on their way to the conveyor belt to return their dishes. The Wellness Center provides an overview of the Healthy for LifeTM platform and programs; a digital display of nutrition information for some of our most popular menu items and other healthy menu highlights; and a space for posting health and wellness event or program information,” Edwards said. Executive Chef Patton said that the fresh ingredients such as freshly made pasta and the gluten-free section is a result of both careful evaluation and student feedback. “We tried to make a lot of our focus this year on improving the quality of the food. There’s a big push towards the healthy initiative, obviously, but we also want to look at better quality ingredients. [The center] just gives everyone information, part of eating healthy is the awareness. So [it] provides our menu and all the nutritional information to all the different menu items that we offer throughout the day. We also made some changes to the station with how we prepare menu items and ingredients. [We’re] trying to keep that freshness and health throughout the menu,” said Patton. One anonymous freshman student admits that she likes the options that they have available to her. “I really like that they have a salad bar and I really like the fact that they have a lot of vegetarian options,” she said. Although she hasn’t yet experienced the gluten-free section, she admits that it’s in the

best interest for those with certain medical conditions. She said she would recommend people to come experience the new dining options for them and come taste test the new menu items. “We’ll continue to do that [take student feedback] through the Text & Tells and dining style surveys. We’ll take that feedback, evaluate it and see what we need to do to get to the next level to give the student what they want next. There’s always something else,” Patton said. Aside from the wellness center, students can use the Just4U Nutrition Messaging labeling system accessible to them in the dining room. “The Just4U icons are intended to serve as a guide to help make better-for-you choices easy to find. If any student needs assistance in finding anything at the locations we encourage them to ask a manager for help so the manager can give them individual attention and guidance as necessary,” Edwards said. Patton admits, the new healthy changes could very well have a positive effect on the Café 1201 staff themselves and inspire them to make their own alterations to the food choices they make in their daily lives. For the students that want to find out more information about the program, can like the Monarch Dining Facebook Page or follow them on Twitter or Instagram.

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AN ODU LOOK AT SYRIA By: Joshua Stanton Contributing Writer Mace & Crown

While the unrest in Syria rages on, President Barack Obama has called on Congress to debate a course of action. The decision has the potential to influence all Americans, but one professor at Old Dominion University has his own ideas about the situation. Dr. Donald Smith, associate professor of sociology and criminal justice at ODU, taught with other university professors at Aleppo University in Syria in the early 1990s as part of a grant program. “There would really be nothing left of what I saw,” he said. “The buildings that I lived in and the campus that I was on are mostly gone.” When asked about the United States’ role in the civil war, Dr. Smith said, “There are no easy solutions to the problem. Whatever we do will kill more people. It is just chaos.” Similar to past international conflicts like the Rwanda Genocide and previous world wars, America is again faced with the decision of whether or not to intervene in another country’s conflict. Over the past two years it has come to light that Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad has allegedly used chemical weapons against his own citizens. Since 2011, more than 100,000 Syrians were killed in attacks. Some heads such as John McCain and the British parliament do not want to intervene in Syria. According to a poll by, 60 percent of the American population opposes military action in the Middle East.

The U.S. is divided on what the country’s next step is in the Syrian conflict.




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ARTS & entertainment DANCE DEPARTMENT PRESENTS A UNIQUE FACULTY PERFORMANCE By: Dri Mayfield Contributing Writer Mace & Crown On Sept. 4 and 5, Old Dominion University presented “Rituals,” an original modern dance concert featuring the works of dance department faculty members. “Rituals” is the collaborative efforts of professors and producers Amanda Kinzer and Marilyn Marloff, with an additional piece choreographed and performed by professor Rachel Thorne Germond. Other performers include Professor Megan Thompson and non-faculty dancers Lee Gibaldi Knight and Ashley Budy Whitlinger. Marloff describes “Rituals” as “the combination of a year’s work” between she and Kinzer. The women each took independent sabbaticals in 2012 in which they did scholarly studies and worked on their art. When they were finished with their sabbaticals, they decided to collaborate on a

non-traditional dance concert. Traditional ODU dance concerts incorporate many different styles of dancing and are performed by students. However, “Rituals” is comprised of completely modern dance, is faculty produced, and is mostly faculty performed. Kinzer said, “This is very different than most of them [concerts]. It’s all faculty work and most of the performers were faculty as well. Typically, in our concerts, it’s mostly students on stage, so here we see a different age and maturity level[s]. These are very experienced, seasoned performers.” The “t” in the title “Rituals” is made by the female gender sign and the show features an all-female dance ensemble. As the concert began, Marilyn Marloff stood before the audience to thank them for attending the show. She described the upcoming performances as being often “quiet and contemplative” and asked the audience to allow the dances to wash over them.

The first piece, “Lumen Sensibus”, by Amanda Kinzer and Megan Thompson, is the brain child of Marilyn Marloff. Marloff has been with ODU since 1987 and is currently an associate professor and chief advisor for all dance majors. Marloff says the piece is about “having to let go” of a relationship for any reason including death, separation, or memory loss. The dance opens with two women folding laundry. A combination of choreography, props and music makes it evident that the women are in some type of close relationship that is gradually being lost or let go of. “For me just the ritual of laundry, just the feeling of folding it and caring for someone, it’s always been a calming activity for me, a ritual that helps to center me. But then also, the symbolism of putting things away in their place, the laundry folding and then the music folding.,” Marloff said.

The second piece performed is called “Scarlett, I Dare Ya!” It was choreographed and performed by professor Rachel Thorne Germond. The program notes that this piece is actually part of a larger work called “Look at Me,” which explores images of women, gender, and sexuality. Germond uses a mash up of music, choreography, lighting and props to explore the struggles and triumphs of female sexuality. The remainder of the concert was comprised of Amanda Kinzer’s larger work called “Inquest (premiere)” which consists of five smaller dances performed by Megan Thomason, Lee Gibaldi Knight and Ashley Budy Whitlinger. It is the longest work of the concert and uses lighting, smoke effects, and psychedelic video footage of natural scene and flowers. This is combined with choreography to tell a story and evoke the ideas of witch craft and the witch trials. Kinzer spent the majority of her sabbati-

cal studying witch craft, saying, “I did a lot of reading about the history of witchcraft, the reasons behind the accusations and the potential reasons behind the confessions. I did a lot of scholarly reading about people’s various theories because no one really knows, of course. I got really interested in it and I started looking for images that supported that. So the flower images were taken from specific flowers that people said were maybe associated with some of the witch craft phenomena. And of course some of the later slides were taken from the time period and art portraying women being questioned or searched. Tortured. That kind of thing. So the research was intense thus the piece was kind of intense.” Kinzer and Marloff say that the upcoming Fall Concert will be more like a traditional ODU dance concert with a variety of dance techniques and student performances. The Fall Concert will be taking place on Nov. 20-23.

And Poetry has and is making me a Better Person.” All poets and lovers of poetry, writers and non-writers alike, consider calling in this Wednesday and immersing yourself in the world of Spoken Ink; it’s only one phone call

away and you will not be disappointed. Also if you are a poet or writer consider submitting your masterpieces to the Mace & Crown’s Creative Enclave. Email your submissions to Derek Allen Page; dpage006@ to see your work in print!

SPOKEN INK By: Will Wilson Contributing Writer Mace & Crown

So, you’re a poet and you’ve just written a masterpiece. You’ve checked every word, made sure it snaps, every line breaks smoothly, and you’ve mouthed the words aloud to see how they sound. Now you’re ready to recite it in front of an audience but there only one problem. You have the worst case of stage fright. The very thought of stepping on stage and grabbing a microphone in front of gawking eyes makes your palms sweat, your knees quake, and your voice get locked in your throat. Everyone has fallen victim to his or her nerves at one point or another. To those who battle with stage fright, but crave for their poems to be heard by an audience, Spoken Ink has the perfection solution; a live poetry radio show featuring all the flash of a physical venue without the judgment of the audience’s eyes. The show, which streams live every Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. EST, allows poets a chance to have their work heard in the comforts of their own homes.

Co-hosts, C. Bravo and James “Mr. Speaker” Sears, began Spoken Ink to give lovers of poetry a venue to exercise their craft. Each week, people tune in to the show via blogtalkradio by internet; http://www. or by phone: 1-646-478-5603. Beginning promptly at 7 p.m., Bravo and Sears introduce themselves and engage in small talk about current events in the news or areas local to their location; Bravo, New Jersey and Mr. Speaker, Newport News. After the brief discussion, the show launches. At any point callers may press “1” on their keypads to be put in queue to do a poem or join in warm discussion with the hosts. “[Spoken Ink] allows us to connect with poets all over the US and world. We are able to hear from poets in other states we might not ever be able to connect with,” said Mr. Speaker. Bravo lets callers know they are up by voicing the area code and first three digits of their phone number. Once the caller is up, they introduce themselves and are able to chat with the hosts before they recite their poem. Once the caller is finished, Bravo and Sears thank the poet and offer feedback.

“I like to talk to individuals after some poems just to see what inspired [it]...this also allows me to ask other questions about the poem and the author,” Sears said. There is no pressure to perform. Those with a love for the craft can call in and listen to the work of other artists.. Latoya Whitfield of Chesapeake said after her first time calling, “I enjoy live poetry. It gives people a chance to show their talent. The show is quite interesting because so many people’s poetry is different. While listening I close my eyes and can actually feel it. I will be listening every Wednesday!” Because the show streams globally, listeners have a chance to hear from a variety of poets. in Samuel Benjamin, author of My Recipe for Love & The Lyrical Expressions of Complicated Passions, calls in all the way from California. Tonie Sheeley, a word wizard and ambassador of poetry, calls in from right here in Norfolk. “My favorite thing about calling in [is]: 1. you’re semi-anonymous. 2. Less pressure to perform. 3. You can just listen. 4. No travel involved. 5. It starts ON TIME. I love poetry because it’s both Mask & Unveiling. It’s Dealing & Healing. It’s Sharing & Caring.

PANAVOIR: A NEW CLASS OF WORLDY EATERS By: R Jay Molina Senior Writer Mace & Crown Food trucks are turning up everywhere in Washington DC, but Norfolk only needs one to boast of. Panavoir, a simple, yet charming little “Tacopita” food truck, often seen roaming around the downtown area, has made its way to Old Dominion University. And it doesn’t disappoint! The menu offers a short, yet interesting selection of tacos and pita. Despite my growing vegetarianism, I was

tempted to try Panavoir’s Bulgolgi Beef Taco and for a brief moment my reasons for going vegetarian slipped away. It was a small, but filling surprise. Other menu highlights include, Pork & Pineapple and BBQ Chicken tacos. Student and staff discounts are offered. My Bulgolgi Beef taco, which was the featured taco for the day, was only $3 for one serving. Meal plans, Monarch Plus and Flex Points are not acceptable payment methods. Chef Amanda Davis explained that it took “almost a year to get the OK to be down here,” and that her boss has plans

for a more stationary location in the future. Panavoir will continue to roam the campus, but it originally sat between the S.B. Ballard Stadium and Garage Lot 6. Updates are posted regularly on Panavoir’s Facebook and Twitter pages to let potential customers know where they are on a certain day. Menu updates are also included, as well as Instagram photos of their work. Their website,, is also available for updates. Seek out the food truck and get carried away by “the hottest restaurant in town that happens to move around.”

Panavoir, a "tacopita" food truck featuring a variety of tacos and pita, is becoming a hit on the Old Dominion University campus.

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INCLUDE LOVING IT By: R Jay Molina Senior Writer Mace & Crown

Two years after the delightful fantasy “Midnight in Paris,” and a year after the not so delightful “To Rome with Love,” Writer and director, Woody Allen makes a promising return with the beautifully tragic “Blue Jasmine,” starring Cate Blanchett, in a role that should define her as one of the most underrated actors working today. Since 1982, Allen has released at least one film every year, perhaps as a way to preserve his place in cinema history, but not all of these films are great. Once in a while, a film of his will come out that’s either heartbreaking, heartwarming or in Blue Jasmine’s case, both. The story involves a woman, Jasmine moving in with her adopted sister; after marital issues with her husband destroys her, financially. The rest of the film reveals more about Jasmine and her other relationships in that dry and perfectly scripted wit Allen fans

are used to. But Blue Jasmine isn’t a comedy. Allen uses the humor to effectively ease his audience in for a punch in the gut many times throughout, as Blanchett delivers one of the most subtle yet twisted performances of her career. It’s the epitome of film acting, where characters like the one she plays can easily fail, due to being campy or over-the-top; but in the hands of a strong performer it translates perfectly onto the silver screen. Many will only recognize her as the Elf Queen Galadriel in Director Peter Jackson’s “Middle Earth” film series, or “Lord of the Rings,” but she sheds the typecast off, thanks in part to Woody Allen. If Midnight in Paris was Allen’s Parisian fantasy, Blue Jasmine is his fear of losing his mind and being completely alone. Both films are great contrasts to each other. But Blue Jasmine resonates more, emotionally. It’s currently playing in select theaters, most notably the Naro Cinema on Colley.


By: Brian Jerry Senior Writer Mace & Crown “We will never forget.”

Those words are a symbol of the solidarity to the great country of the United States of America and those who witnessed that fateful day of Sept. 11, 2001. Many would emphatically say that it was the day that

America was robbed and stripped of its unweathering freedom. While that may ring true in some capacity, the reality remains that it has without question left a lasting memory in the eyes and mind of everyone who breathed air that morning. Everyone knows the saying by now that you’ll never forget what you did on that particular day alone. Being in eighth grade at the time, I had no idea what was going on when one of the staff members delivered a paper message to my English class, 8-212 home room. Then, after my teacher turned on the radio, it sort of made sense. Then, a few periods later in my history class, watching the flames on television, it all made sense. That is, to almost everyone else except me. It wasn’t until a little bit later that day that I found out that America was under attack. My dad has picked me up from school and told me the United States was about to go to war. In the back of my mind I thought, “Go to war? I thought that kind of stuff happened in your generation, not mine.” The terms war or terrorism never occurred to me as things I would have ever experienced in my lifetime. Especially not on the day where I came home to play video games and watch television like any other recently turned 13-year old. I had not the slightest clue as to what this reality truly was. The late great Peter Gammons of ABC News anchored the news coverage that I paid close attention to as highlights of the World Trade Center was seen engulfed in flames with audio playback of screaming witnesses trying to make sense out of what just happened in front of their very eyes. The events that followed, including an attack on The Pentagon near my hometown of Washington DC and a plane that crashed into a suburb of Pennsylvania, put the country on the edge of mortification, confusion, sadness, and anger in addition to those who wanted to exact an immediate measure of revenge. By the end of the day, myself and the rest of the nation witnessed former President Bush address the American people in the oval office with affirmation that the country

was safe, secure, strong and resilient. He assured us that whoever was responsible for those who terrorized our homeland would be captured and brought to justice the American way. It was an affirmation that I deemed too unreal to believe at the time, but over the years I ultimately accepted as a part of reality. From that point on, it had seemed that everything changed. Music itself became more patriotic and as a way to band us all together, including a song that stuck with me for a very long time and that ultimately defined that period of my life, “God Bless the USA” by country music artist Lee Greenwood. Unbeknownst to me, the song was recorded in 1984, but the first time I heard it was after the attacks. It’s as if what took place on 9/11 gave the song a rebirth and made the American people feel a sense of camaraderie amongst one another, if even for a little while. It united us and we responded in the most red, white and blue way. We listened, to every lyric and sung in unison. It’s amazing what little things can do to help us come together at such a trying time in our country. The victims on those American Airlines flights that day were the reason we sung along. They will never be able to see their families again. They’ll never reconnect with their loved ones or see them in the flesh for the rest of eternity. They won’t be able to live life because of what happened that day, but they will always be with us in spirit. In our hearts, in our minds, and in our thoughts, they forever remain with us as one of our own. As true, proud Americans who didn’t die in vain, but rather were the sole reason that we united to bring them justice in the end. Those citizens, as well as brave firefighters, policemen, the brave men and women of our United States armed forces, will live on in our lasting memories as those who stood for American solidarity and patriotism. They are the true jewels of America. For life. For history. Forever.


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Question: What’s the best way to get the word out about an event on campus? Answer: A good way to get the word out on campus is to really promote through fliers. In the House of Blues in the Webb center, , there is a wall filled with big posters of all events that are happening on campus add yours there. There are also plenty of spots on bulletin boards in the Webb near the circulation desk, as well as in BAL. Also, there is a bunch of ODU groups on Facebook, such as “Class of 2015,” or the parties and events page that you can promote your event through. Hope that works! Question: I hate my roommate Answer: I’m sorry. You can always try to complete a roommate request form if you live in on- campus housing or find someone in your hall that would be willing to switch rooms. I know people that have done that and it is a pretty easy process. You could always join some organizations or activities to get you out of the room. If you are living in on-campus housing, they should have some common area room that you could use to escape from that person. Just be outgoing and keep yourself busy to keep from going crazy inside your place. Good luck!


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SPORTS OLD DOMINION HALL OF FAMERS By: Brian Saunders Staff Writer Mace & Crown

To be the best, or ultimately the greatest, is the quest for those who become involved in sports. The Hall of Fame is the ultimate judge of onces greatness. On Oct. 22 at the Norfolk Scope, three Old Dominion greats, former Monarch Men’s coach Paul Webb, former stand-out Monarch Leo Anthony, and former men’s baseball coach Bud Metheny will be honored for their illustrious careers as athletes and or coaches in the Hampton Roads area. Individually and collectively, these men are contributors to ODU’s relevance in collegiate sports history. Paul Webb, who has the most wins in Virginia collegiate basketball history, coached for 29 years and in those years he amassed a record 511 wins and only 257 losses. Webb put in work. His winning percentage of .677

is a higher percentage than legendary Notre Dame coach, Digger Phelps. Coach Webb was the head man at ODU for 10 of those years. In those years his teams were 196-99. In his first year, Big Blue reached the NIT final four. In the 1976-77 season; Webb coached the team to 25-4 record. During the 197980 season, the first in Division 1, odusports. com list his achievements: “ODU defeated Georgetown, 80-58 for the ECAC South Championship. ODU won a then State record 22 straight games and Webb was named ECAC Upstate-Southern Division Coach-of-the-Year. The Monarchs won three ECAC championships under Webb.” At the time of his retirement in 1985, he had accumulated the sixth highest win percentage in the nation. Webb was Mr. Consistent while he coached the Monarchs and nine of his 10 seasons ended in postseason play. Also ac-

cording to, Webb’s teams went to four NCAA tournaments, and five National Invitational Tournaments. Webb turned the Monarch program into a very respectable one in his limited time here, and after retiring Webb started a basketball camp. The Paul Webb Basketball Camp is run for children in the Hampton Roads area. He and his son, Eddie Webb, instill fundamental skills into their young campers every summer. Long after his career on the sidelines was over, Webb continued developing basketball talent. The Hampton Roads Hall of Fame will be Webb’s fourth Hall of Fame induction. Others include William and Mary, ODU Sports and the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame. A walk down 43rd Street and Parker Avenue will reveal how ODU immortalized Metheny. Metheny, coached at ODU for 32 years. Not only was he head baseball coach, but also basketball coach.

As baseball coach he posted a record of 423-263-6, was named Eastern Regional coach of the year in back to back seasons;1963-64. In 1964, he was also named National Coach of the year. As basketball coach, from 1948-65, he had a record of 198-163. His 198 wins are the most wins for any ODU tenure. Metheny also worked as Athletic Director, from 1963-1970. This will be Metheny’s fifth enshrinement as he is also honored in; College Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame, Virginia Sports Hall of Fame, William & Mary Hall of Fame, and the Tidewater Baseball Hall of Fame. Last, but certainly not least is Leo Anthony. Anthony is my type of basketball player, a pure scorer! In his time on ODU’s basketball team “he got buckets!” Anthony was the first All- American to attend the university. While it had superstar Anthony, the Monarchs had a record of 55-27.

Anthony scored 30 points, in 29 games during his career; including 12 games of 35 or more points. He scored 26.6 per game during his career and set the single season scoring average while averaging 31 points a game his senior year. Every year his production increased, Anthony averaged 24.1 as a freshman, 25.3 as a sophomore, 26.3 as a junior and the aforementioned 31 his final season. He was also a four-year baseball star for the Monarchs. Anthony became an excellent high school coach; with over 400 victories in basketball. He became one of the best basketball coaches in the Hampton Roads area. He is also an ODU Sports Hall of Fame, inaugural member. The Hall of Fame is the ultimate validation, “When you’re standing in the hall of fame, and the world’s gonna know your name. ‘Cause you burn with the brightest flame and you’ll be on the walls of the hall of fame,” said The Scrip Hall of Fame lyrics.

ODU RANKED #9 IN PRESEASON POLL By: Mathew O’Brien Contributing Writer Mace & Crown The Old Dominion Co-Ed sailing comes into this season ranked ninth in a preseason poll conducted by This ranking comes after the Monarchs finished 9 in the Dinghy National Championships. Longtime head coach, Mitch Brinkley and his team are looking carry that momentum into the upcoming year. “Those championships were great opportunities for our younger guys to get some experience in that kind of atmosphere,” Brindley said. Brindley is very happy with the direction in which his team is heading. “Despite our youth we really performed well at the end of last season and I think we surprised a lot of people,” This year’s team is a little more experienced than the previous with many key starters returning. Sophomores Estaben Forerr and Joe David will play key roles in the team’s success after excelling in their

first year. Also returning on the Men’s side is Junior Brady Stagg who missed all of last season with an injury For the women’s side there is a little more veteran leadership available. Sailors will look to key starters, Julia Wisiner and Corrinna Radtke as they look to add to their already very successful careers here at Old Dominion. “We are very lucky to have as many seniors as we do and it has been a pleasure to see these kids improve so much and it is certainly nice to have a lot of experience,” Brinkley said. Brinkley, who is entering his nineteenth year as head coach knows that with even a strong preseason ranking there are still improvements to be made. “Our race course tactics can always improve, that is something we will always be working on. With a more experienced squad we can also learn to take a few more risks while we are out there,” he said The season will begin for the Monarchs on Sept. 14, as they will be hosting the Riley cup in Norfolk.

STUDENT ATHLETES AND THE ASSUMED STEREOTYPES By: Jasmine Blackwell Staff Writer Mace & Crown “College athletes don’t have to work as hard because they are guaranteed to get good grades due to special treatment,” said Old Dominion student Marcellus Vernon. If a student-athlete’s transcript says he did make the grade, it is a safe assumption that most won’t believe he or she earned the grade fairly. It is assumed that a student can’t play sports and be smart at the same time. The problem with this assumption is the term is student-athlete, meaning the student part comes first. It is essentially the same as

a member of the band or someone on the chess team. Far too often, athletes are stereotyped simply because they play sports. Athletes are never expected to be the ones who get the grades. Well, Old Dominion University’s intercollegiate programs have proven this stereotype to be completely wrong. The NCAA has created an academic package to improve the academic success of student-athletes. The academic measurement for teams is known as APR. Teams must meet the minimum required score of 900 to be eligible for postseason play. But, if a team scores less than 925, it can be subject to penalties, especially if the APR does not

improve within a few years. In addition to the team APR data, the NCAA also releases the APR portfolio of each head coach. This portfolio shows the APR score for each academic year of the head coach’s career. All of Old Dominion University’s intercollegiate programs scored well above the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) minimum required score, making Old Dominion eligible for postseason play during the 2013-14 school year. Recognized by the NCAA, the women’s golf team led the way with a perfect score of 1000. There were three other teams who closely followed with scores higher than

990. Those teams included field hockey 997, women’s soccer 995 and women’s lacrosse 992. Two years ago, Old Dominion’s football team received its first score ever, an 896. Last year, head coach Bobby Wilder won an award from the Colonial Athletic Association for the most improved APR football score in the league. This year the football team scored a 933, its highest score ever. “Our goal is to get to 1,000 and for every football player who comes to Old Dominion to leave not only with a degree, but a good education,” said head coach, Bobby Wilder. ODU Men’s Basketball came in at 6 out of 16 Conference USA; CAA schools with

a score of 951. Women’s basketball has managed to improve from being the third-worst APR in women’s basketball, now scoring a 953. Head coach, Barefoot worked very hard to make this improvement. “I am extremely proud of the academic progress of all of our athletic teams and the culture of academic excellence that has been created and expected from out athletic support staff and head coaches,” said Old Dominion University Director of Athletics, Dr. Wood Selig. Old Dominion’s intercollegiate programs have shown that you can be a student-athlete and still make the grade.

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By: Sean Burke Webmaster Mace & Crown Ever wondered what it might be like if you could send an object over the internet? Well the team at AIO Robotics claim they can make that happen with their recent Kickstarter project that earned over $100,000 in its first day online. AIO Robotics claim their project, Zeus is “the first and only device that allows users to 3-D scan, print, copy, and fax objects with a touch of a button from one device.” Zeus stands out compared to other 3-D printers because of its small size. Zeus is about the size of a toaster oven, which makes it small enough to fit in a home, and features a sleek, futuristic sliding glass design. The Zeus possesses a 3-D scanner inside that can scan and save many shapes to an SD card or

USB drive. Connect your Zeus to the internet and you can have products literally faxed across the globe in minutes. The video makes Zeus appear to have high fidelity and good materials to construct objects with. For example, a key was scanned, filed away, and reprinted in a yellow color to turn a door knob and unlock it. The key neither broke, nor was it rejected by the lock. This level of fidelity and rigidity has great potential to change how products are not only shared at the business level but also at the distribution level. There may someday be an option to download the latest iPhone case and print it through your Zeus Home printer. The dimensions are modest at best, scanning only things that are about the size of a bowl you might find in your kitchen cabinet or perhaps the size of a two standard Xbox



REVOLUTIONIZING THE SMARTPHONE INDUSTRY By: Sean Burke Webmaster Mace & Crown Samsung is looking to solve your smart phone accessibility needs in October with the release of their entry into the smartwatch category of personal devices, the Samsung Galaxy Gear. Pranav Mistry, head of the think tank at Samsung said they are “focused on features that would let users keep their phones in their pockets or avoid having to touch either the phone or the watch altogether. Users can make hands-free calls directly from the Gear, as well as dictate e-mail, set alarms and check the weather solely with their voices.” So it seems that the Samsung Gear will only be compatible across Android devices such as the Samsung Galaxy 4. The Gear also allows for the user to shoot video and snap photos by simply aiming their arm at a target and initiating the application. While this may be great for people trying to find the most tweetable scenes in their daily lives, it raises questions over how small society might let their cameras be-

come. “I honestly think the concept is neat, but I feel that the practicality of it is lacking. Personally, I see people abusing the use of the camera more often than using it well,” said Michael Duffey, an Old Dominion student. Adrian Covert, from CNN Money had some middling experiences with the Gear that he shared online. “I spent a short time with the Galaxy Gear on Wednesday, and while no aspect of the hardware performance seemed fundamentally flawed or broken, nothing felt particularly fast, responsive or intuitive. The watch doesn’t appear to have any unique function. It’s just mimicking the functions of a smartphone to lesser effect. The watch isn’t as big and ungainly as you might expect, but it isn’t particularly minimal either. And it’s pretty ugly…” While features may appear middling right now, when the product launches, 70 apps including eBay, Evernote and RunKeeper will be available to download on the Gear. So it is possible to say that applications may be the saving grace for this Smartphone adaptation, but we won’t know until this October.

360 controllers. However, the product is clearly aimed more at the distribution of physical prototypes and models rather than the concept of a home assembly line. However, all these innovations come at a cost, a pricey one at that. While the Kickstarter has been completely funded and has exceeded its $100,000 goal, the only mentions of owning a Zeus of your own comes as $2,499 for a home system when the product launches, or $2,000 package as an early backer. While both of these options are roughly half the cost of a Makerbot, the latest in personal 3D printing, they are still incredibly expensive. On top of that, the product will also not be ready to ship from the manufacturers until July or August of 2014 according to the prescribed timetable.

By: Sean Burke Webmaster Mace & Crown Imagine a world where we could interact with our digital spaces like Tony Stark in “Iron Man”. We’d be able to move, manipulate, and translate objects with our hands and voice commands in a space outside the screen. While holographic technology in the home is still out of reach, Elon Musk seems to have cracked the case on full motion interfaces. Elon Musk is an inventor who has his hands in a variety of different business ventures like NASA contracts, electric car company Tesla Motors, money distribution network PayPal, rocket and space vehicle design and manufacturing company SpaceX and a large scale futuristic transport initiative called Hyperloop. The man has made great strides to forward humanities reach toward

the stars and towards each other in efficient and effective ways. His latest unnamed project deals with how computer users interact with a 3-D space. In a video released September 5, 2013, Musk explains “Right now we interact with computers in a very unnatural, sort of 2-D way. And we try to create these 3-D objects using 2-D tools, it doesn’t feel natural, it doesn’t feel normal…” SpaceX is trying to fix that problem by using camera setups and multiple vision modes to capture the movement of our hands and translate that to different controls. Much like the beginnings of Microsoft’s Kinect and Nintendo’s Wii motion controlled gaming platforms, the controls are rudimentary and need more depth to do much of the work required for complex modeling tasks. However, using this new technology in conjunction with a regular computer monitor, 3D projection with

glasses, The Oculus Rift virtual reality console, and freestanding glass projection can allow for a new way to inspect objects, modify objects in a simple way, or simply find a new way to browse Facebook. Motion controls have been around for a few years now in a very public way, but mainly for entertainment and gaming purposes. This bold new look at how we can use such technologies in fields like rocket engineering, product design, manufacturing and other similar areas is striking and brings about visions of the future. We might not be able to save the world or be as cool as Iron Man, but maybe we can browse YouTube, Facebook and like he does. And we have Elon Musk, the real life Iron man and his team at SpaceX to think of it. Hopefully, he starts work on Jetpacks next.


DIVE INTO DIVEKICK! By: Sean Burke Webmaster Mace & Crown Games are hard right? With 32 input options on a standard Xbox 360, controller games have become exceedingly complex and thus have gained a high barrier to entry. Divekick aims to bridge the gap between the hardcore fighting game community that can read controllers like books and the casual community of gamers and non-gamers that have always thought games were too complex. How? Well let me explain. Divekick is a two button fighting game. That’s right, 2 buttons. One for diving, one for jumping/kicking. To make it even easier, the games health system is a one-hit-kill variant, you get hit in any way and you lose that round of the match. The game is based on the classic “cheapo” move in the majority of fighting games, the dive-kick. The move involves a vertical jump, and a kick from the

air. The move is traditionally hard to block and easy to pull off, making it the friend of button mashers all over the world. So a game made for cheapos? Well no, despite the simplistic control scheme that will allow for easy play, Divekick maintains a sense of depth by hosting a cast of characters with incredibly divergent versions of the one move in the game. One character teleports instead of jumping, but kicks at almost ninety degrees and the other has a shallow jump but has a very long and horizontal kick that allows them to easily cover the length of the screen, To add a reward for precision, the damage system allows for headshots. Kick your opponent in the head and they not only die, but also start the next round dazed and unable to kick for a short period of time. Dicekick’s gameplay is both simple and varied, which is a hard line to walk. There is a low enough barrier to entry for new players, but also enough complexity for a seasoned gamer to dominate the button mashers of

the world. However, past the gameplay there is a real lack of good writing. It is not the focus of the game, but it’s in there. The writing is clever and witty but often straddles the line of racism and sexism in both its dialogue and character names. For example, there is a Chinese woman in the game dubbed Kung Pao, as in king pao chicken, with a large circular hat that belongs in a ‘60s movie featuring Asians. Other jokes are not exactly inappropriate, but sometimes just flat and cheap. It’s very much hit and miss depending on who you play and how often, as dialogue can become repetitive. If one can push aside their sensitivity to these jokes and the sporadically bad writing, then I believe the game is incredibly enjoyable, and a good introduction to the fighting genre. The game knows what it is, and executes accordingly. It is less a fighting game and more a love letter to the fighting game genre from the developers.

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ACROSS 1. Make do 5. Between the head and shoulders 9. Contributes 13. Throat-clearing sound 14. Characteristic 16. A type of liquid food 17. Speech disorder 18. Abrasive 19. Fizzy drink 20. Sacred song 22. Not often 24. Weightlifters pump this 26. Anagram of “Smite” 27. A grouping of elements 30. Plaid 33. Supervisor 35. Academy award 37. Was victorious 38. Short person 41. Spy agency

42. Allowed 45. Double-magnum 48. Separate 51. Fearful people 52. Panache 54. Blend 55. Intense sorrow 59. Gash 62. Dogfish 63. Expertise 65. Dwarf buffalo 66. Sword handle 67. Feel 68. Stigma 69. Backside 70. Marsh plant 71. School session

DOWN 1. Serene 2. Buckeye State 3. Plague 4. Male ruler of an empire 5. Greatest possible 6. Historical periods 7. Billiards bounce 8. Fate 9. Helps 10. Bad end 11. Guy 12. Resorts 15. 8th Greek letter 21. Clothing 23. Novice 25. Require 27. Yowl 28. Steer clear of 29. Not used 31. Conformity

32. A nymph of lakes 34. British rule in India 36. Adult male sheep 39. Record (abbrev.) 40. Not “To” 43. Go over again 44. Diplomacy 46. Is endebted to 47. Used to stabilize a ship 49. Elegance 50. Cyberpunk 53. Yours (archaic) 55. Laugh 56. Arab chieftain 57. Afflicts 58. If not 60. Fly high 61. Damage 64. Directed







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