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WEDNESDAY | 9.25.2013 | MaceandCROWN.COM | Vol. 59, Issue 5
IN FOCUS By: Jessica Scheck & Derek Page News Editor & Editor-in-Chief Mace & Crown
Old Dominion University’s mysterious moves toward the future will soon be unveiled in a series of ODU public forums held over the next six weeks. The plan will be a draft of the Campus Master Plan, which will propose new projects for the future campus community. The first forum took place on Friday, Sept. 20 for faculty and staff members. ODU’s chief operating officer David Harnage said the conceptual plan wont see ODU expanding beyond its boundaries, but rather in the way of building taller structures. To achieve this, the university will demolish several existing buildings such as Webb Center and S.B. Ballard stadium. Powhatan Apartments, Gresham Hall and Rogers Hall, Koch Hall, the chemistry building, planetarium and alumni center will also be demolished. Mills Godwin will receive a major renovation. The university will increase on-campus housing capacity by 50 percent, from 5,000 to 7,200 beds, by building dormitories on both sides of Hampton Boulevard. One dormitory will be on the site of Foreman Field. The plan also calls for additional parking garages capable of accommodating 3,600 vehicles.
The University Bookstore will be redesigned as a recreation center and food service building and Webb Center will become a student center that includes a bookstore and supplementary dinning services. Other proposed structures include a complex of science and engineering buildings, a performing arts center and additional research buildings. The maglev will remain for research purposes, but ODU envisions the existing eastwest walkway will become a “multi-modal transportation corridor” that will accommodate pedestrians, bicycles and a ground-level tram system. Harnage hopes to see Norfolk’s light-rail system extend to campus where the university would build a transfer depot connecting the two systems. In addition, the university will construct two overhead walkways crossing Hampton Boulevard. A 200,000-foot expansion of the Virginia Beach auxiliary campus is included in the plan. The student forums will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 9 and Thursday, Oct. 10 in North Café. In total there are 12 scheduled meetings that will address various departments within ODU such as the Student Engagement and Enrollment Services, ODU Athletics and each ODU college.
Attendees are encouraged to partake in the discussions as a way to give ODU feedback on its draft. The final draft of the master plan and precinct plans won’t be released until sometime in July 2014, leaving more than six months for adjustments. All members of the ODU community are especially encouraged to join at least one of the forums over the course of the next month. All projects outlined in the proposal will meet increasing academic and athletic needs to support ODU’s future. *Information for this article was partially compiled from the Virginian-Pilot
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SUPREME COURT RULES IN FAVOR OF UNDERDOG By: Brian Jerry Sports Editor Mace & Crown Three local small business owners will get to keep their companies after the state Supreme Court ruled that the Norfolk Redevelop and Housing Authority did not have the authority to take PKO Ventures LLC’s 10-unit apartment building near Old Dominion University. The outcome also means that the other two companies, Norva Plastics and Central
STORIES INSIDE Red Bull Flugtag
Radio, get to keep their properties in the same locale. The decision reversed a twoyear circuit court ruling that triggered the longstanding battle between Old Dominion University and the companies. In PKO Ventures v. the NRHA, the court ruled that the university failed to seize the properties prior to the strict deadline from 2010. The university and NRHA continued with expansion plans, threatening local businesses on 41st Street and Hampton Boulevard. (See A1 for more)
Washington D.C.’s first Red Bull Flugtag was a huge success despite poor weather.
B2 Monarch Millionaire 2
The popular financial literacy program is back full speed with the addition of a subsesquent course to better prepare graduating Monarchs.
A2 Gaming in the Classroom By: Brian Saunders Staff Writer Mace & Crown The Old Dominion University faithful were treated to an edge of the seat, heart aching and thriller Saturday evening as the Monarchs survived a 59- 58 win over The Citadel Bulldogs at Foreman Field at SB Ballard Stadium. The popular opinion in the press box prior to kickoff was an ODU win but a defensive struggle covering the read option [run]. ODU struggled to stop the run and gave up
453 rushing yards, including a career high 227 yards from senior Darien Robinson. The Monarchs found themselves in all too familiar territory Saturday, being unable to stop a triple option offensive attack, similar to the two playoff losses to Georgia Southern the last two seasons. That is exactly the threat The Citadel possessed. The Bulldogs carried the ball 59 times, 24 carries a piece between Robinson and quarterback Ben Dupree for rushing 376 yards.
(See C1 for more)
Professors Kevin Moberly, Richard Landers and Amy Adcock discuss new technologies that make stride in the relm of pedagogy.
E2 Monarchs Make Comeback Women’s field hockey turned out a much needed second win for the season against Michigan State on Sunday.
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NEWS Mace & Crown Staff : Derek Allen Page Editor-in-Chief email@example.com Jessica Scheck News Editor firstname.lastname@example.org Dominique Bailey Arts & Entertainment Editor email@example.com Brian Jerry Sports Editor firstname.lastname@example.org Ellison Gregg Photography Editor email@example.com Jonathan Kwok Senior Graphic Designer firstname.lastname@example.org James Porter II Advertising Director email@example.com Sean Burke Webmaster firstname.lastname@example.org Nate Budryk Distribution Manager Senior Writers: RJay Molina Staff Writers: Kadeem Porter Pamula Floyd Mark Fulton Dri MayField Zakeya Murphy Brian Saunders Joshua Stanton Mathew O’Brien Jasmine Blackwell Staff Photographers: AJ McCafferty Claud Dargan Ari Gould Elliott Fisher 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 As you’ve surmised from the front page, this week’s issue turns an exciting eye to the new textures painting the picture of the future of our university. Old Dominion University will continue its progression from a sister school in the shadow of the Tribe to a modern marvel of academia noticeable on a national platform. This is something everyone in the community is surely eager to see unfold. As for the Mace & Crown, we are continuing our endeavor to provide a quality publication for our readers. We strive to cover topic that interest the students, but we cannot speak for everyone. The Mace & Crown is in dire need of
writers. Wordsmiths are few and far between these days, but I know they exist. The Mace & Crown is a very welcome group of students who are enthralled by the sensation of semantics. Those with like interest are strongly encouraged to attend our meetings on Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. in the U-Center. Not enough people write today. If we loose our connection with language we loose our connection to each other. The number one issue today’s employers are concerned with is an inability among their employees to read and write well. Working for the Mace & Crown is a great way to develop these skills, get published and add a dynamic to your resume that your future boss will delight in. At the end of the semester, the organization will make a great change in its staff. Jessica Scheck, Brian Jerry, James Port II and I will be graduating and it is our
duty to ensure the future of the Mace & Crown is in capable hands. We are currently in need of a copy editor. This is a paid position. Students majoring in English or communications with a strong proficiency in reading and writing are encouraged to apply. Regardless of your interest in writing, I urge you to come to us with your questions, concerns and ideas so we can address them and work towards a solution. Michael Sobey did just that, and has decided, with my permission, to publish a series of editorials in support of allowing concealed weapons on campus by those with the proper permit. It is important for me to acknowledge my impartiality on this subject. My views are not similar to Sobey. I simply appreciate someone who makes an effort to support something he or she believes in. So, I’ve given Sobey room to express
these sentiments. I invite anyone with contrary views to contact me about publishing these opinions. Andrew Squitiro is another student who reached out in an editorial letter to me. He finds the gentrification of the community surrounding ODU to be directly correlated with the rise in violence around campus. His solution is honorable. I fear it isn’t enough. However, it is a step in the right direction. ODU will prosper so long as it addresses the most obvious of points. For the institution to flourish, the surrounding community must also flourish. Insularity is the biggest threat to our school’s future, our community’s future, and on a larger scale, the nation’s and world’s future. If there is to be peace and prosperity, we must be concerned for each other’s well being, not just our own.
Silva rejected the idea that change has or will come out of Washington. “I think Obama is not doing jack,” he said. Instead, he suggested that minorities need to challenge abstract liberalism of
category and those who endorse this approach, while at the same time demanding equal outcomes. Specifically, equal outcomes in the school system, which Bonilla-Silva believes to be the cornerstone to change in society.
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH DR. EDUARDO BONILLA-SILVA GETS POLITICAL By: Joshua Stanton Staff Writer Mace & Crown Dr. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva gave a politically-charged keynote address at the Ted Constant Convocation Center Sept. 17 in recognition of the Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration In his speech, Bonilla-Silva, a professor and chair of the sociology department at Duke University, challenged the state of racial equality and immigration in the U.S. He started with a reference to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous speech from the March on Washington from 1963. But even 50 years after Dr. King spoke those words on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Bonilla-Silva suggested people
are still judged by the color of their skin despite the fact that the country has a black president. Bonilla-Silva presented data from many cases in which he said whites were given preferential treatment over minorities such as the media coverage of white child abductions versus black child abductions and racial profiling cases like the one involving George Zimmerman and Treyvon Martin. He also said immigrants from countries such as Ireland, Russia, and Canada are not policed like Latino immigrants. In regard to voter I.D. laws, BonillaSilva insisted the laws motivate black and Latino voters to get out and vote adding, “Whites are voting against immigrants.” When speaking of a solution to the racial inequality in the country, Bonilla-
BIG VICTORY FOR THREE SMALL BUSINESSES (continued from front page) The NRHA argued that they acted lawfully because the proceedings to take the property began before the deadline. Although the court ruled in favor of his company, Everton said that had they acted before the deadline, he would’ve lost his business. But luckily for these surrounding owners, PKO, Norva Plastics and Central Radio can keep their businesses operating. PKO, Central Radio and university officials were not available for comment at the press deadline but Norva Plastics owner Howard Everton was elated at the justices’ rendered ruling. “I think the message that it sends is that you’re going to be treated fairly, like a tax paying citizen that you are. It’s a huge win,” Everton said. “It’s been a battle that most people wouldn’t fight.... It’s been a tremendous victor, not only for Norva Plastics but for the whole community in general.” ODU’s expansion was a creeping issue that began in 1998 when the Norfolk City Council approved the Hampton Boulevard Redevelopment Project to help
ODU stretch toward the East. It’s been of the long, drawn out process that Everton once viewed as an unwinnable battle and thought it might be time to move elsewhere. But he admitted there was a driving force that helped him fight for his longstanding business. “I haven’t been as optimistic as I should have been. The research foundation had real estate agents come back to talk to us and those guys were pretty aggressive. Basically it’s my retirement and almost 40 years of my life’s work that’s wrapped up here,” he said. The housing authority has since acquired more than 160 properties in the area, a number that allowed the success of the Ted Constant Convocation Center and the University Village Apartments on Monarch Way. The NRHA turned the property over to the research foundation and Everton and the others were compensated. The victory for Everton is not just one for himself and his business, but “the little guy” right across the street. And since the win, a few other small business and owners across the area have reached out to him to thank him for not giving up the fight.
Everton admitted that he would like to see ODU and the housing authority work with small business owners and use the property for educational rather than commercial purposes but that people still
thing to have it almost taken away from you. The best way it was put to me was, ‘We can go out the back platform and look out my backdoor and look at the people that did give up.’ If what you be-
need to be treated fairly. Norva’s owner also left a bit of advice to those in his situation to never let up and keep fighting for their business. “When you sink your life into some-
lieve in and what you’ve worked for is strong enough and you’ve fought that hard a fight, the only thing that you can do is keep it up. That’s about it.”
ODU STUDENTS GET MONEY SAVVY IN “MONARCH MILLIONAIRE 2” COURSE
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07:30PM – 4700 blk Killam Ave – Hit and Run
By: Mark Fulton Staff Writer Mace & Crown A new, expanded version of last year’s Monarch Millionaire is now offered by Old Dominion University, teaching students about financial literacy and how to manage expenses for their futures. Monarch Millionaire 2 works with students on common financial problems such as managing credit and basic banking as a way to help solve the larger issue of student loan debt in America. Unlike the first course of Monarch Millionaire, this year’s version is offered online for the first time through the Distance Learning website. The online course is split into five sections, each one offered once a week at various times to accommodate students’
schedules. And to be even more accommodating, the class is offered to all students free of charge, giving newcomers of all levels a chance to gain financial skills. “I really enjoyed the Monarch Millionaire program, it taught me important things about my future that I hadn’t really thought about yet. I definitely plan on recommending this course to my friends,” junior Shane Symonds said. The first week focuses on budgeting for college students. This section teaches students how to keep track of money and limit unnecessary spending. The second week builds on the first with banking tips and teaches students about various savings, checking and investment accounts that are available. The third week is committed to teaching students how to effectively use credit cards to their advantages rather than falling into
early debt. Near the end of the course, students learn how to take finance skills out into post-graduation life with tips on paying for college. This section teaches students about the details of student loans and how to effectively pay loans off early. The final week emphasizes important financial decisions such as applying for mortgages and other large assistance programs that students will have to get in the years to come. “I think that financial literacy is extremely important, especially for us young adults getting ready to leave college and head into the real world,” Senior Jarvis Griffin said. For more information go to http:// dl.odu.edu/video/monarch-millionaire or email Monarchmillionaire@odu.edu For more information about Bonfire Impact, visit www.bonfireimpact.com.
11:15AM – Webb Center – Vandalism to Wall 02:00PM – 1000 blk 49th St – Simple Assault 02:14PM – Whitehurst Hall – Odor of Marijuana 03:20PM – Webb Center – Theft of Wallet 09:24PM – 4100 blk Monarch Way – Counterfeit ID 10:37PM – 800 blk 42nd St – Disorderly House 11:43PM – 800 blk 42nd St – Arrests for Underage Possession of Alcohol 11:49PM – 1400 blk Melrose Pkwy – Arrest for Underage Possession of Alcohol
9.14 12:11AM – 1500 blk 39th St – Disorderly House 12:37AM – 4100 blk Monarch Way – Arrests for Underage Possession of Alcohol 01:01AM – France House – Arrests for Underage Possession of Alcohol 02:17AM – 4300 Blk Monarch Way – Arrests for Drunk in Public 04:15AM – Powhatan II – Simple Assault 02:30PM – 4200 blk Elkhorn Ave – Arrests for Drunk in Public 06:36PM – 4900 blk Hampton Blvd – Arrest for Open Container 08:53PM – ODU Inn – Sexual Assault 10:55PM – 1000 blk 48th St – Arrest for Possession of Marijuana 11:41PM – 4200 blk Powhatan Ave – Theft of Motor Vehicle
THE SCIENCE OF A GOOD HEALTH DEGREE
ODU COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES TO OFFER NEW CONCENTRATION 9.15 By: Pamula Floyd Staff Writer Mace & Crown
The College of Health Sciences will add a new concentration to its curriculum beginning in spring 2014. “The new degree track is designed for students without health care experience, a license or certification who want to be in a nonclinical leadership role in health services administration,” Dr. Jacqueline Sharpe, a senior lecturer with the college, said. The health services administration program will prepare students for nonclinical leadership roles in health-related careers and will include classes such as Contemporary Organizations and Management, Public Health Science, Population Health and The U.S. Healthcare Delivery System. This program will build knowledge and abilities for work in hospitals, ambulatory care clinics, fitness centers, physician practices, nursing centers, retirement agencies, public health departments, and community health centers. Sharpe said that the program would focus in areas where there are many job opportunities and potential for advancement. The program is also designed to offer upper-division advanced educational experiences to Navy College health professionals who are at an E4 rank. Students with related health training from other armed services will also be eligible. All students must complete an internship and an electronic portfolio.
12:48AM – 4100 blk Hampton Blvd – Arrest for Disorderly Conduct 02:03AM – 1200 blk 42nd St – Recovered Stolen Highway Signs 01:55AM – 4900 blk Hampton Blvd – Non-ODU Person Assaulted by Mob 02:43AM – 4400 blk Colley Ave – DUI Arrest 09:45AM – 1300 blk Monterey Ave – Theft of Bicycle 01:55PM – 4700 blk Hampton Blvd – Intimidation 03:15PM – 1300 blk 38th St – Theft of Bicycle 05:26PM – 4700 Blk Colley Ave – Theft of Bicycle 08:30PM – Village 6 – Intimidation
09:22PM – Village 9 – Odor of Marijuana 10:07PM – Perry Library – Theft of Bicycle
9.17 05:00PM – Parking Garage A & B – Vandalism – Graffiti 06:00PM – Student Rec Center – Theft of Unattended Cell Phone 11:53PM – Scotland House – Odor of Marijuana
ODU is one of only 45 colleges and universities in the United States and Canada that is fully certified by the American Universities Program in Health Administration (AUPHA.) For additional information on this pro-
gram, to apply now, or to request additional information, please visit the Health Services Administration website for additional information. http://dl.odu.edu/programs/health-sciences-health-services-administration
04:00AM – Miller Mart – Shoplifting 09:00PM – 4300 blk Hampton Blvd – Bicycle Stolen/Arrest for Theft of Bicycles 10:09PM – Rogers Main – Odor of Marijuana
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ARTS & entertainment JOURNEY TO THE BLUE GALAZY By: Dri Mayfield Staff Writer Mace & Crown Fall is here and Old Dominion University’s annual homecoming week is just around the corner. Homecoming is a chance for the student body to unify in school spirit and celebrate all of the wonderful organizations and individuals that make up the university. This year’s homecoming theme is ODUniverse: Journey to the Blue Galaxy. Homecoming week kicks off on Monday Sept. 30 with “Paint the Town Blue!” from noon to 5 p.m. “Paint the Town Blue!” allows ODU organizations to paint the windows of various businesses close by to acknowledge and celebrate these campus organizations. Students and visitors are invited to walk Hampton Blvd. to observe the windows. The day will finish with a dodgeball tournament at the student recreation center from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. On Oct. 1, Paw the Pavement will take place at Kaufman Mall from 11a.m. to 3p.m. 3. At this time campus organizations will paint and decorate a paw on the Kaufman Mall sidewalk that represents their organization. Students can finish the day with a laugh at the Homecoming Comedy Show at 8 p.m.
in North Café. ODU is changing teams on Oct. 2. There will be a powder puff football game and male cheerleading competition from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. in the student recreation center. Oct. 3 marks the traditional Monarch Day. The whole day will be dedicated to the student body and celebrating what it means to be a Monarch. The Homecoming Step Show will also happen at 7 p.m. at the Ted Constant Center. Oct. 4 is the futbal before the football. The C-USA soccer game begins at 4:30 p.m. at the ODU soccer field followed by the annual homecoming concert at the Ted at 8 p.m. This year’s homecoming performers are alternative bands Twenty One Pilots and AWOLNATION. Oct. 5 is the big day. It begins with the homecoming parade at noon followed by a football tailgate at 3 p.m. at Kaufman Mall. Following the tailgate, ODU will challenge Liberty University at Foreman Field at 6 p.m. SGA will shoot off fireworks at 8:45 p.m. at the Kaufman Mall and the F.O.R.E.I.G.N.E.R.S. sponsored homecoming ball will begin at 9 p.m. in North Café. ODU homecoming week comes to a close on Oct. 6 with the 15th annual Homecoming 5k Run and Walk on Powhatan Ave.
WODU IS ALL “TURNT UP” By: Meghan Larsen Staff Writer Mace & Crown Some say 40 is over the hill, but not when it comes to WODU Studios, who is celebrating their 40th anniversary this year. WODU was established in 1974 and has been making great strides since then. They were broadcasted for 28 years on 1650 AM in the Hampton Roads Area, but have since joined the online radio world. They have also updated their logo to a lion wearing a pair of headphones similar to the popular Beats by Dre headphones, which has made them appear more modernized. This is a building year for WODU as they are focusing on rebranding themselves as a radio station. Currently, WODU has 15 shows scheduled and plan on gaining more in the next couple of weeks. Their highest record was 22 shows. WODU is known as “the station for diversification,” which they definitely prove with their wide variety of music selection on their radio shows. Currently, WODU features sports broadcasting, rock, hip hop, R&B, electronic, talk shows, top 40, and gospel shows. Wednesdays and Thursdays are the station’s busiest days, featuring the shows, “The Vinyl Countdown,” “The Decade Dropout,” “Mitch and Numbers,” “8 o’clock Rock Block,” “Flatliner,” “Bromance,” “Talking With the Twins,”
and the “Industry Illustrated”. The other seven shows will either air on Tuesday or Friday. The line-up includes “Inspiration Station”, “Entertainment Finesse,” “Bad Habit,” “Headbanger Haven,” “The Best Kind,” Freaky Friday,” and “Positron’s Playlist.” You can watch the shows live on campus
television, “Monarch Vision” on channel 70, or it streams online at www.wodustudios. com under the on-air tab. In addition to their various new programs this semester, the organization also has a new general manager, Alex McGinnis. Since there are only a couple of returning shows this year for the station, McGinnis is really
emphasizing raising the bar for WODU and making it bigger and better than ever before. “My expectations for WODU Studios are to make sure we expand on our idea of radio and that our on-air personalities are getting the experience they need. We also need to make sure that our DJ services and TV production are getting the same amount
of attention,” McGinnis said. In addition to the new programming, the radio station will be giving away concert tickets this year. From Sept. 16 to Sept. 20, WODU will be giving away 10 pairs of tickets to the 103 Jamz sponsored event, Jamzfest. Jamzfest takes place on Sept. 27 and will be featuring artists like Chris Brown and Kendrick Lamar. WODU will also be hosting their first activity hour on Sept. 26 and will be giving away one pair of VIP tickets for JamzFest during that time. WODU has also teamed up with a communication class offered at Old Dominion University, called TV News Production Workshop. WODU hopes to incorporate the student’s broadcasts onto channel 70 as well, which will play in between their scheduled radio shows. This is to assure that every time students turn on the television, they can see programming from WODU. WODU is hoping that this will eliminate the blank room image that has been shown between programming in the past. WODU is still looking for a director of the rock department, director of DJ services, director of events, webmaster, and a general manager assistant. So if you are passionate about being a part of WODU’s team, make sure you stop by the studio in the Webb Center and join in on the fun!
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RED BULL FLUGRTAG TAKES FLIGHT OVER NATION’S CAPITAL By: James Porter II Advertising Director Mace & Crown Rainy conditions didn’t prevent Washington D.C. from experiencing its first Red Bull Flugtag on Sept. 21. 29 teams attempted flight in their homemade, human-powered flying machines from a 30-foot tall flight deck. The event was viewed in the National Harbor by over 10,000 people on a beachfront made specifically for the event, with more viewers at the live viewing area at the Atlas Arena in D.C. Each team, consisting of one pilot and up to four crewmembers, built their own flying machine and attempted to fly as far as they could off the end of the flight deck. In addition to distance, teams were judged by their machine’s design and a brief performance that takes place before their flight. The winners, Harvest Bureau from New Holland, Pa., flew 54 feet and received an almost perfect score of 58. The people’s choice winners who received the most votes through an online and SMS voting system was Made in ‘Murica from McGaheysville, Va. Teams from all over the Northeast came to compete with numerous different designs and focuses. Some teams, such as the Unicorn Hunters from Falls Church, Va.,
focused more on showmanship with their colorful costumes and unicorn-shaped machine. Other teams, like fan-favorite Made in ‘Murica implemented creative design choic-
es but not at the expense of aerodynamics by including a large eagle head along with airfoil wings and a tail. “We wanted to create something recognizable, fun and game related, because that is what this is, a game,” said Jason Kypros,
crewmember of the Richmond, Va. team Duck Hunt, inspired by the classic video game. Many flugtag veterans were in attendance, both in the teams competing and in the audience. Bryan Pike, pilot of the One-
Eyed One-Horned Flying Purple People Eater at the 2006 Baltimore flugtag, was in attendance to watch. “By far one of the best events Red Bull does. A phenomenal job,” Pike said.
“NOTHING WAS THE SAME”
DRAKE DROPS THIRD ALBUM By: Zakeya Murphy Staff Writer Mace & Crown
Rap artist Drake has been flooding Instagram and Twitter with cryptic messages like “NWTS - 9-24-OVO” for months and now his moment has finally arrived. Nearly two years after releasing “Take Care,” the Canadian crooner dropped his third studio album, “Nothing Was the Same,” on Sept. 24. Already coined by many hip-hop lovers as his best album yet, “Nothing Was the Same” portrays a perfect mix of the Drake the world knew then and artist he’s becoming now. Take painted pictures of newfound confidence, heartbreak, failed relationships, and the struggle to find a happy medium between family and fame, frame them with mellow, “Chopped and Screwed” like production from long time friend and collaborator Noah “40” Shebib, Boi-1da and Mike WiLL Made It and “Nothing Was the Same” is the beautiful finished product. “This is nothing for the radio/But they’ll still play it though/’cause it’s that new Drizzy Drake/That’s just the way it go,” Drake raps on “Tuscan Leather”, the album’s gritty, inyour-face opener. Drake takes advantage of the nearly six minute track by boasting about his confidence and how he’s become one of the
game’s most prominent and successful rappers. “Started from the Bottom,” “All Me” and “Worst Behavior” are edgy, club worthy tracks that solidify the fact that Drake re-
members where he was and knows where he’s going next. Similar in tone, “The Language” showcases Drake’s attitude toward rapping and downplays any artist who thinks that they’re
doing even remotely better than he is. Ironically, Drake still manages to team up with Jay-Z for “Pound Cake/Paris Morton Music 2,” an ode to how new money changes old friends. Even though Drake has become more vocal in tooting his own horn on this album, there are moments during the 16-track journey where one can connect with the sensitive, emotional, candid rapper-singer. “Furthest Thing” is an open confession to smoking, drinking, having meaningless sex and finally admitting that no matter how successful he becomes, he’s just like everyone else and he’ll never be perfect. One imperfection that seems to be a reoccurring issue for Drake is his mishaps with love and relationships. “I’ve made a lot of music about love being the only thing I’m missing. I think this is the first album I’ve made saying, ‘I’m okay. I’m enjoying right now,’” Drake told GQ writter Michael Paterniti while talking about “Nothing Was the Same.” Clearly, Drake thought wrong. Chronicles of Drake’s struggle to mend relationships with the woman whose hearts he’s broken and maintain relationships with the women who’ve broken his is a substantial element of the album. On “From Time,” newcomer Jhene Aiko asks Drake what he is “so afraid of” and reminds him that he can “give but he cannot
take love.” All the while, Drake is reminiscing of having lost every woman he was closest to. “Come Thru” and “Hold On, We’re Going Home” are Drake’s memories of happiness with old flames while “Connect” is just the opposite. Here, Drake elaborates on the time he loved a woman he knew would never love him the way he wanted her to. After he’s done regretting past mistakes, Drake starts to catch us up on the new ones he’s made. One of the most anticipated tracks on the album, “Wu-Tang Forever,” falls short of paying homage to hip-hop super group Wu-Tang Clan only to spew more boasting and blatant lies. People have been telling Drake that the game, “it’s yours” and Drake has been telling women that my heart, “it’s yours.” Drake owns up to the fact that he’s resorted to telling lies during his search for the truth about falling out of and staying in love on “Own It.” Unlike its two predecessors “Thank Me Later” and “Take Care,” “Nothing Was the Same” has a cohesive thematic structure that makes it easy for the listener to follow and relate to. Drake has gained confidence in his lyrical, R&B craft and this album says he wants the world to acknowledge the fact that he finally sees in himself what many have already seen– a success.
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ODU ART GALLERY WELCOMES TWO NEW EXHIBITS By: Dri Mayfield Staff Writer Mace & Crown September is shaping up to be an exciting month for ODU’s resident art galleries. Beginning Sept. 21, the Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries will officially house two new exhibits. “Kindred Spirits” features the works of 11 tenured art department faculty members side by side with works from the Chrysler Museum of Art while “The Big Story” is dedicated to three artists who are expert story tellers. Five-year curator of the Baron and Ellin Galleries, Ramona Austin, said the “faculty borrowed pieces from the Chrysler that they felt had some connection with their own work. The pieces are either inspirational to or vibrates with their work.” Faculty pieces will be set up side by side with their chosen works from the Chrysler to maximize the effect of the connections in the pieces. This will show the relationship between older and newer art as well as the scholarship that the faculty members have achieved. “Kindred Spirits” will remain open until Nov. 17. “The Big Story” exhibit features the works of three artists, Levent Isik, Ronald Sloan and Derek Webster.
“This is the first time that we have focused in on multiple artists, the artists themselves specifically, for the show… These artists have works that either make us want to create a narrative for them or they are presenting a narrative of some kind,” Austin said. She also said that the three artists were chosen “primarily for the narrative aspect of their work” but also for “what it evokes in the viewer.” Pieces from “The Big Story” will make the viewer’s think and explore new worlds created by the artists. Although the three artists are similar in the narrative properties of their work, they are very different in their approaches. Levent Isik often designs scenes with their own logic and as if they were on a stage. Ronald Sloan makes viewers think about the real message of his dream-like art, and Derek Webster invites you to the world of carnival with his Belize and Africa inspired pieces. “The Big Story” will stay open until Feb. 9, 2014. Admission to both galleries is free to students and the public. “At the gallery, [students] will have an opportunity to see quality works of art put together in ways that are provocative for a community like this,” Austin said. “There are lots of ideas. You mind is tickled and it makes
you think. That’s hopefully the mission, that one thinks and that you have a pleasurable experience or provocative experience look-
ing at the works of art.” The Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries is located on Monarch Way and is open
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DETERMINED TO MAKE A STATEMENT colby GOODWYN HAS GROWN WITH THE FOOTBALL PROGRAM By: Matt O’Brien Staff Writer Mace & Crown Colby Goodwyn was an all-state selection at running back his senior year. He helped Phoebus High School win back-toback state titles and had 1,869 yards rushing and 29 touchdowns under his belt as a senior in high school. It may have been very shocking to others that Goodwyn decided to bring his talents to Old Dominion University, a football program that was just starting out. “Everyone here had that championship mindset and was looking forward to heading in the right direction. The coaches and the atmosphere were all very positive, which lead me into committing with Old Dominion University,” Colby Goodwyn said. In 2009, the Monarchs’ first season competing in 68 years, the team finished 9-2 but no one was sure if they could keep the momentum going. A few years later, after making two appearances in the Football Championship Subdivision, securing two playoff wins and
making the transition into the Football Bowl Subdivision, Goodwyn feels like he made the right choice. “Old Dominion’s football team is the new hot thing,” Goodwyn said of the program’s rise to prominence. The Monarchs are currently playing as a Division I-FBS Independent and are not FBS bowl eligible until the program’s official switch to the Conference-USA next season. Now a senior, he says that there are other things keeping him motivated to play to his highest potential this season. One of those reasons includes the excitement of competing at the highest level of college football. Competing against teams like East Carolina, Maryland, Pittsburgh, North Carolina, and Idaho this season will prove to be one of the most challenging seasons yet for Goodwyn and the team. “The desire to make a statement is keeping me motivated. I would like the FBS schools to see us and feel like they overlooked some players on our team. I want them to realize that many of us are D1 material and we belong at this level of play,” he said.
Goodwyn first showed how valuable he was on the kick return squad, where he ranked fourth in the nation in FCS kick returns, averaging 29.8 yards per return. In addition to returning kicks, the senior is also the team’s main running back. He is the only running back on this year’s team with experience playing at the college level. Goodwyn has the challenge of bringing the new running backs up to speed this year. He says that he does not feel pressure from this due to the fact that there are others in different positions that have been there with him for years. “It’s not too much pressure because I can look around and I’ll see some of the offensive linemen who have been there with me since I was a freshman,” Goodwyn said. The Monarchs season did not start off so stellar this year, with the first 0-2 start that the program has ever seen. However, Old Dominion managed to redeem themselves in a 76-19 victory in the home opener against Howard and a 59-58 thriller last Saturday at Foreman Field versus The Citadel. “It felt great coming home and getting a win. It was a great confidence booster and
hopefully we can keep this momentum going,” Goodwyn said of the Howard game. Goodwyn hopes to prove something in his final year by helping the Monarchs beat teams who are bigger, faster, and more experienced.
“Even though we lost the first two games to Maryland and East Carolina, I would feel accomplished if we beat teams like Pittsburgh and UNC to let people know that Old Dominion belongs at this level of play.”
WILDER’S THROW OF THE DICE HELP MONARCHS SURVIVE DEFENSIVE LET DOWN (continued from front page) ODU’s defense capitalized by scoring 14 points off two first half fumble recoveries and trailed 31- 28 at halftime. After quarterback Taylor Heinicke career long 25-yard touchdown run, followed by Dupree’s 33 yarder, the Monarchs took control of the game. Running back Cam Boyd capped off a 10 play, 75 yard drive with a three yard trot into the end zone to increase the Monarch lead. Kicker Jarod Brown immediately followed with an onside kick that was recovered by redshirt freshman Anthony Wilson
and caught the Bulldogs off guard. Five plays, 52 yards and a couple of missed tackles later, Colby Goodwin dashed 20 yards past defenders into the touchdown. To the dismay of everyone in the stadium, Brown dribbled another onside kick off his foot, which was again secured by a Monarch, this time Scott Wiggins. The ensuing drive resulted in a career long 52 yard field goal by Brown. Wilder’s throwing of the dice resulted in16 huge points in a 4 minute 41 second span, most importantly a 51- 38 lead. “I felt like at that point, we needed to take some possessions away from the Citadel,” Wilder said. “They’d come out and driven
right down the field and scored. I’ve got a lot of confidence in Jarod. He knows when it comes down to it he’s got to be good at it and he was tonight. Stealing those two possessions was critical.” Throughout the game The Citadel answered ODU’s scoring drives in commanding fashion. Dupree scampered across the goal line for the fourth and fifth time, as the Bulldogs regained the slimmest of leads 5251. Heinicke, in his cold blooded, cool, and calm demeanor, delivered an absolute strike, after being plowed, to Larry Pinkard who yac’d his way 70 yards to pay dirt, and ultimately won the game with his ensuing two
point conversion reception, giving ODU a seven point lead. Wilder gambled one last time, this time it almost came back to bite his team, as the Monarchs failed to recover its third attempted onside kick. With 1:23 remaining on the clock, Dupree who scarcely threw the ball, 8 attempts on the day, threw a pass that resulted in a 23 yard Jake Stenson score. After some a few timeouts, the Monarchs were prized with the opportunity to stop the Bulldogs running attack for virtually the first time all game. For the first time all game the defense came up big, as Dupree was stopped by Reg-
gie Owens. “That was a big-time football play by Reggie Owens,” Wilder said. “It might be as big a play as we’ve had on defense.” After four quarters of torment the Monarchs had evened their record to, two wins and two losses. Heinicke passed for 363 yards on 35 completions, notably no interceptions for the second straight game. Antonio Vaughn caught 11 passes for 107 yards and a touchdown, Pinkard grabbed 3 balls, 89 yards and a touchdown of his own. The Monarchs are home again next week vs. Albany, another 6pm kickoff.
WOMEN’S FIELD HOCKEY MAKES COMEBACK AGAINST SPARTANS By: Brian Jerry Sports Editor Mace & Crown Early goals from Old Dominion University field hockey players Cassandra Wagner and Tiesha King curtailed No. 20 ODU (2-6) to a 3-1 victory over Michigan State University to snap a four game losing streak Sunday afternoon at Trager Stadium in Louisville, Ky. Wagner led off the scoring for ODU in the first half with a penalty corner rebound shot into the net. King added a goal in front of the cage off a scramble to take a 2-0 Lady Monarchs lead. In the second half, Spartan forward Abby Baker responded almost two minutes into the second half to slice the lead in half but ODU immediately responded with a Sarah Breen goal off the penalty corner to seal the deal. The Lady Monarchs outshot MSU 13-5, as Spartan keeper Molly Cassidy padded six saves and Lady Monarch redshirt-sopho-
more goalie Megan Hept stopped four shots on goal. “We played a great first half, moved the ball very well and got out to a lead, which was important,” said ODU Head Coach Andrew Griffiths of his team’s winning performance.
“Our defense was strong, and limited them to only a couple of scoring opportunities.” The win helped the field hockey club split the weekend matchups, as their comeback bid fell short on Friday night against No. 19 Louisville (5-2) in their backyard. The Lady
Monarchs managed to score with under two minutes left in regulation and send the game to overtime, but fell 3-2 to the Cardinals. ODU’s Big East opener was halted by a rain delay and had one more half hour delay before Louisville edged the Lady Monarchs
in OT. Despite the loss, ODU outshot Lousville 9-7. Breen scored both goals for ODU. “It was not a disciplined performance and we cost ourselves the game by not capitalizing on chances and getting two yellow cards,” Griffiths said. In the first half, Victoria Stratton struck first a penalty corner shot to give the Cardinals a 1-0 lead. Breen answered off a penalty corner goal of her own. Louisville’s Mallory Mason gave the Cards a 2-1 edge at the half. In the second half, Breen tallied her second goal of the night and team leading eighth point to knot the game up at two apiece at 68:16. Overtime proved to be the deciding factor as Erin Schneidtmiller tipped in the game winner on a Stratton’s long pass near the outside circle. Next up for the Lady Monarchs is a return trip back to the Powhatan Sports Complex for a three game home stand, beginning with a 3pm tilt on Friday, Sept. 27th against Providence.
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THE EMPTY HOLSTER
DO “GUN-FREE ZONES” WORK? By: Michael Sobey Contributing Writer Mace & Crown
This week, around campus, you have seen a sight that has become all too common. The national ensign is once again at half-mast. The reason? On Monday, Aaron Alexis, a contractor working for the Navy, entered a ‘gun free zone’ at the shipyard in Washington D.C. Of all the ‘gun free zones,’ one would expect a military instillation to be among the safest. Nonetheless, 12 are left dead in his rampage and at least eight more wounded according to the Washington Post. This type of violence is not new to America, but it’s few and far between for the military. The last well known incident was the Ft. Hood shooting in 2009 where Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan shot and killed 13 people and injured 30 more. What do these acts of violence have in common? They were not only committed in ‘gun free zones,’ they were committed on military bases, where one naturally assumes a larger degree of safety. If we take a look back at Virginia Tech in 2007, we can clearly see that a ‘gun free campus’ does not work. In the most violent campus shooting in American history, a student named Seung-Hui Cho went on
a shooting spree, killing 32 people, 28 of which were shot in the head, and injuring 25 more. I used this example of a campus shooting because I remember it well. I remember friends being there. I remember how my community was affected. I remember asking, ‘why were students not allowed to defend themselves with their own weapons?’ Why did brave students have to sacrifice their lives, holding doors closed as others escaped? Why could they not fight back? While looking at the Virginia Tech shooting, we must also look where Virginia Tech is. It’s a reach from the streets of Norfolk. It’s located in the quiet college town of Blacksburg. It does not see the daily crime that we do here in Norfolk, so how could this happen there? It’s simple. A mass shooting can happen anywhere, and as we have seen in the recent years, the favored venue for this act is in a ‘gun free zone.’ Now that we have seen what happens when law-abiding citizens are disarmed, let’s look at shootings that were stopped by citizens before they turned into large-scale tragedy. In 1997, Luke Woodham stabbed his mother and killed two students, but the swift action of assistant principal Joel Myrick, a U.S. Army reserve officer led to Woodhams detention. Myrick went to his truck where he kept a .45 caliber pistol
and prevented further deaths by subduing Woodham. In 2002, Peter Odighizuwa arrived at the Appalachian School of Law with a handgun. He killed three people and wounded three others but his shooting came to an end when two students ran to their cars and retrieved their personally owned weapons. They ordered Odighizuwa to drop his weapon and subdued him until police could arrive. In December 2012, Jesus Manuel Garcia opened fire in a restaurant. The violence spilled over into a movie theater. The San Antonio Police engaged the shooter and
CROWN JEWELS By: Brian Jerry Sports Editor Mace & Crown
All you need is love, especially when it comes to our all-time favorite high school television musical group that breaks out randomly in song. Fox’s smash hit Glee returns this Thursday, Sept. 26th at 9 p.m. for its season premiere. Sadly, it’ll open without one of its cornerstone cast members, Cory Allan Michael Monteith. The 31-year old actor who played the role of “Finn Hudson” died of a heroin and alcohol overdose in July, just months after completing his stint at a treatment facility for substance addiction. Although “Love, Love, Love” will surely be in the air when the show returns, one cannot help but think of what the reaction will be from longtime viewers who won’t get to see a tribute to the fallen actor until the show’s third episode in October. It is then that McKinley High will officially write off Monteith’s character in an episode that deals with helping those with substance abuse problems. I commend Ryan Murphy for not jumping the gun on the tribute, especially since you wouldn’t want to start the Glee season off on such a somber note.
Perhaps the person who has the hardest time of anyone backstage is Lea Michele Sarfati, who plays “Rachel Barry” on the hit show. Her off-camera relationship with Monteith made it difficult to deal with the tragedy. I have to give kudos to everyone, including Murphy, for continuing the franchise despite Monteith’s untimely death. The show will continue and I’m certain that Monteith would want it to in his absence. The sign of a true crown jewel is the ability to carry on in spite of massive loss and live in honor of those who are no longer with us. Thank you all Glee family. We certainly appreciate that.
Mace Spray: I would like to thank Ryan Seacrest for proving that everything he touches doesn’t necessarily equate to gold. “The Million Second Quiz” on NBC has simultaneously been able to keep dropping in the ratings and tick off hundreds of thousands of people in the process. This brand new show has asked applicants and viewers at home questions whose information “wouldn’t be shared with advertisers.” More than 300,000 people answered questions pertaining to their best and worst qualities, favorite hobbies and highest level of education.
Aside from that, folks, this show is a complete and utterly a rip-off of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.” Not five minutes into viewing and the similarities are apparent, including the hosts’ cheesy puns, teaser signals for commercial breaks and four-box answers on the game screen. “The Million Second Quiz” looked sketched during the summer ads, but all I had to go off of was random folks spinning in a gold virtual chair and saying, “this could be you.” Give me a break, please, NBC. I don’t see anything appealing about this show, but I can only speak for myself. Perhaps a nice bathroom break is in order to get ready for “America’s Got Talent,” but sadly the season is over. It looks like NBC Universal will play host to my least watched of the four major television networks. Lucky for them, they own the exclusive rights to “Sunday Night Football.” Having said that, “The Voice” will surely look to crown yet another soon-to-be forgotten nameless winner and repeat the process all over again in the spring. I would spray the entire network in the face, but they’re simply not worth the whole can. So I’ll just get the “Quiz” in the eyes instead. What a joke. I say it’ll be canceled in about a year or so but whose count is it anyway? Wayne Brady says hi.
closed off the area. Nonetheless, it was a movie theater employee who fired the shot that ended the shooting spree. Notice that in two of these cases students and administrators had to run to their cars to retrieve their weapons. They responded faster than the police and ended the violence. Imagine how much faster the violence would have ended if their weapons were on their hip, or in a bag. As we have seen in the past week, let alone the past few years, unarmed citizens are not safe. With ODU being located in the middle of Norfolk, we face more than the threat of on campus violence. We also face off campus threats. This is a map of registered sex offenders in the area of ODU as found on the Virginia State Police website. Let this sink in. Look how close they are to campus. Now ask yourself, women particularly. Do you feel safe walking at night? Men, would you like your sister to walk around at night? I know I wouldn’t, because ODU has unarmed the students and forced us to depend on a response time that is lackluster. 11 minutes is the average. Before you jump to the argument that students have no business being in these areas after dark, look at where these offenders are. They are where we live. They are a block from where we live. They are where we eat. Blaming a victim for being in these areas,
saying ‘they shouldn’t have been there’ is like blaming a rape victim for how they were dressed. It is not our right or duty to be a victim, it is how ever our right to defend ourselves and it is our duty to protect those who otherwise would fall victim to violence. With all this information being thrown at you, I want to leave you with one final fact. In a National Institute of Justice survey among prisoners who committed violent crimes, the vast amount claimed that their biggest fear was that their victim was armed. And those most frightened of this fact were those located in areas with high percentage of gun ownership and personal carriage. We have seen this week that ‘gun free zones,’ even those on military bases are not safe from violence and do not work. You have been informed of the alarming amount and proxy of sex offenders to campus and where you live. The average response time for police is 11 minutes. A well-trained shooter can draw their weapon and put six rounds down range, center of mass, in three seconds. What would you rather have; someone 11 minutes away, or someone 11 feet away? I welcome any concerns or comments from you the student. I can be reached at email@example.com. Do you support Campus carry? Be heard – support the cause on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ODUcampuscarry
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DEAR EDITOR By: Andrew Squitiro Contributing Writer Mace & Crown Speaking as not only a student of Old Dominion University, but as a resident of the Park Place neighborhood, I am of course concerned about the recent violence in our community. My concern doesn’t end with just the criminal violence because there is also a state-sanctioned violence at work. School officials have worked with the police to address the problem by increasing officers on the streets and “cracking down” on off-campus parties. This adds to the
problematic generalization that my neighborhood and its residents are pests, rather than people. If these authorities or anyone who believes that my neighborhood is “crime-ridden” would actually take the time to walk around and talk to residents--as I do every day--they would realize they are woefully mistaken. If the university could build a wall around our campus, it would. Since this isn’t a real option, the University has taken to trying to solve the problem with band-aids and press releases. Perhaps students become the prey of vio-
ASK MEGHAN By: Meghan Larsen Staff Writer Mace & Crown
Question: This may sound really shallow, but I am desperate. I currently have a boyfriend that doesn’t go to school with me, but is really sweet and sends me all this stuff in the mail frequently. He’s really nice, but I decided I’m just not interested anymore. I should also mention that he tends to put quite a bit of cash in my bank account every few weeks. I’m afraid if I dump him that I’ll be hurting financially. What should I do? Answer: Well, in this case nice guys really do finish last. However, it’s wrong to lead on someone that you are not attracted to, especially since he has no idea that you feel this way. There is no other way to advise you other than to break up with him. Extra cash may be nice every once in a while, but it’s definitely inappropriate to use someone for financial purposes. Wait until he comes down to your school so you can tell him in person. Obviously, he is invested enough in you to support you. You need to sit down in person and explain to him why it’s not work-
ing for you and that you wish all the best for him but it simply won’t work out. If he offers you any more money, you need to refuse. No one likes a gold digger. Question: I swear every time I pass by this girl in BAL on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, she stares at me for more than a minute. I don’t know if I’m being paranoid or if she just likes me? She’s really cute, but I don’t know how to take it to the next level. I’m kind of shy, so I don’t want to approach her. Please help. Answer: It’s nice to find shy gentlemen these days, instead of your typical “vultures.” I would suggest sending some signals to this girl if you’re too shy to walk up to her. Girls now-a-days have been brought up to be more aggressive and outgoing than in the past. One thing that might work is just winking at her in the least creepy way possible. This way, you can see her reaction and not necessarily get shutdown in front of the typical BAL audience. Maybe do something kind of cliché, like bumping into her lightly Remember this isn’t football. You can use this as a conversation starter. Good Luck!
lent crimes because the university stole several square miles of private housing through eminent domain? Or maybe it’s because luxury apartments tower over neighbors’ lifelong homes? University officials have taken land that wasn’t theirs and given nothing in return. This is a complex problem with a simple solution. Open up the recreation center for free use by neighbors within a five-block radius. Let people use the library. The university and its resources shouldn’t just belong to those with enough privilege to acquire loans and parental financial support, but the neighbors as well.
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TECHNOLOGY & GAMING GRAND THEFT AUTO V: A MASTERPIECE
By: Sean Burke Webmaster Mace & Crown The game accomplishes a lot for gaming as a media in terms of storytelling, character development and world building, as well as mission design and sheer technical prowess. From its “love to hate” characters to the picturesque landscape straight out of a California magazine, GTA hits the nail on the proverbial head. From the word ‘go’ GTA V grabs your attention, easing you into the mechanics of the game with a series of shootouts and car races that also set an over-the-top-heist-movie tone that harkens back to movies such as “The Italian Job” and “Dog Day Afternoon.”
Yet, even with the over the top action and sometimes excessive humor, GTA manages to tackle issues of gang loyalty, family alienation, the apathy of Generation Y, and the increasing mono-culture of today with a skill and craft only Rockstar Studios could bring to the table. Polished is the best word to accurately describe the environments of Los Santos, the setting of the game. Los Santos is a greedy and crime ridden city that is home to the rich, poor, and the redneck. Rockstar clearly defines areas that each demographic might live in and have filled these environments with interesting missions that not only represent but can also satirize the culture. Passing dialogue of pedestrians and incidental dialogue on the
radio both paint a very clear picture of the setting in Los Santos, as well as the mindset of the inhabitants. In the city, you are as likely to see a beautiful mountaintop home with a sunset view that comes from the best postcards as you are an alleyway in the ghetto that has been so tagged up with graffiti it’s hard to discern where the ground starts and the wall stops. Both environments are equally beautiful in their own way. The graffiti in the game is all done by hand and, while it does repeat throughout the environment every now and then, you are unlikely to notice as you speed past in a car that bucks the trend of bad physics, as in previous versions of GTA. Controls have seen a major upgrade in GTA V. Car physics especially, which has
been a staple of geek culture that GTA car handling was akin to that of butter on ice in a windstorm, is now tighter than yoga pants. Cars now stick to the road better and have improved all-around handling, making traversing the huge map a pleasure rather than a potential hassle. Combat received its own facelift as well. The addition of new protagonists allows for a new dynamism in combat of switching between them at will to take advantage of their position or ability. A new cover and aiming system compliment the game and make combat enjoyable if you, as the player, are properly equipped for it with the right guns and armor as missions get harder. The characters of GTA are both lovable and despicable, and absolutely relatable to some aspect of life. Michael, Franklin, and Trevor each represent a different view of society ranging from the wealthy, the hood, and the redneck meth culture respectively. Michael is a wealthy ex-master thief that has gotten out of the heist game and is under witness protection. As he gets back into the game and relapses into his old habits, his family becomes more and more dysfunctional and he ends up alienating them throughout the story. Franklin is a two-bit gangster that hungers to either escape the thug life of ascend to its higher ranks. His exchanges with his friend Lamar are both hilarious and act as a lens into the lives and mentalities of two people trying to come to terms with their lives in the hood. The fact that Rockstar enlisted the help of actual gangsters to do voice acting adds large amounts of authenticity to the projects. Trevor is the least conventional and least representative character in the story and acts as a comic relief. A dark comic relief, mind
you. Likely to start smoking crystal meth on a whim, he is psychotic, violent, witty, and unpredictable, yet his sporadic nature fits well into the story because everyone acknowledges except Trevor himself. The first two characters are available very quickly in the game, but Trevor is reserved for a rather depressing turning point in the plot, bringing a smile by means of gasoline and a match. After the trifecta of characters has been unlocked, the player can switch between them whenever they choose as long as they are not in a mission without the character. This is not only useful in combat scenarios, but can also lead to some unintentionally funny moments of transition. Michael is likely to be lounging in a pool but can also be seen stumbling out of a strip club when the player transitions to him. Franklin will likely be drunk or smoking weed as the player gains control. And Trevor can be sleeping in a dumpster, beating up a helpless person in the middle of a park, or in the middle of a bunch of bodies with a gun in hand. It’s very hit or miss with him in a good way. Though GTA hasn’t been announced for the next generation of consoles, in many ways it does feel like a “next gen” game. It’s hard to see how the current hardware can be pushed past these limits and still function normally. To top it off, Rockstar hasn’t only made a technically impressive game, but a rich and rewarding environment to play in. This is likely the swan song of the current generation. GTA is phenomenal. Pick it up immediately and enjoy.
APPLE RELEASES IOS 7 By: Alberto Fernandez Contributing Writer Mace & Crown Apple’s iOS 7 has stirred things up in the past week, causing hype by consumers, but now they can dive into a new era with just a touch of a screen. Apple publicly released the iOS 7 operating system for the iPhone and the iPad 4th generation and above, and the iPod Touch 5th generation and above last week. The new operating system brings in a new interface that antiquates the previous one with a new sleek and colorful aesthetic as well as increased functionality. The most user-friendly feature added to the new iOS7 is the Control Center, which can be accessed by simply swiping up when at the Lock Screen. At this new screen you can easily access common features like airplane mode, music, alarms, screen brightness, calculator and do-not-disturb. New to this screen, however, is an app that had previously plagued the App Store business section, the Flashlight. Also new to iOS 7 is Airdrop, which allows users to transfer videos, pictures, and other media over Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.
Files will be encrypted so privacy is kept priority in this new feature. Users of FaceTime can also expect the new FaceTime Audio feature that lets users call other iOS 7 users and allows them to save their call minutes with their cell phone provider if needed. Any iOS7 device can contact another iOS7 device over with voice and only using data if connected to a Wifi network. The significance is that it potentially eliminates the need for cell phone providers to allocate minutes to users. Pandora and Spotify have a new competitor in the free music market, as Apple releases iTunes Radio. This new addition to Apples music arsenal functions much like Pandora, where users select a genre and even a specific subset of that genre that will play randomly selected songs that match. Stations can be modified to play only hit songs or set to newer songs for you to discover. Each song is also handily available for purchase, as it plays, with a button in the top corner of your screen. CNET gave the iOS 7 a four out of five star rating saying that the “new design makes it a compelling upgrade that completely transforms Apple’s mobile OS.”
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ODU FACULTY TALK GAMING IN THE CLASSROOM By: Sean Burke Webmaster Mace & Crown
The Humanities Institute of Old Dominion University presented a Colloquium on Gaming as part of its 2013 Colloquium Series. The colloquium was held to inform the professors of a wonderful opportunity games present in the technology driven classroom of the day. Speakers included ODU faculty members Kevin Moberly, Richard Landers, and Amy Adcock. Guest speakers were Mark Fluehr and Bill Weldon from Colonial Williamsburg RevQuest. The event was packed to the point of people sitting on the floor, including ODU faculty, staff, and student’s interest in video games and their possible future in curriculum design. Kevin Moberly started the colloquium with explaining how his work in cultural studies made him notice how video games are a major resource of entertainment, and that it’s role in education could be vital to improving teaching methods in the classroom. He said that “games are these wonderful assessment machines that are all about surveillance and qualification of discipline
in studies of education.” Amy Adcock was interested more in the structure of incorporating video games into an educational curriculum. She said that when her daughter was younger, she would see that she would play video games and learn about a particular subject in an enjoyable environment. Richard Landers, who is also a professor at ODU, explained how the incorporation of video games helped him in the classroom. An experiment carried out in 2008 involved the addition of a leaderboard to one of two school groups. Doing things like taking quizzes and posting on a wiki page contributed to a student’s placement on the leaderboard. This not only helped in class participation compared to the control group but also the overall grades of the class according to Landers. Mark Fluehr and Bill Weldon spoke about their game “RevQuest: The Black Chambers.” This game is used to teach kids about the history surrounding Colonial Williamsburg. They explained how simple it is for the student to process information when they know they are playing a video game and not being given a traditional assignment.
Dr. Kevin Moberly is an assistant professor of English with a focus on rhetoric, new media and game studies. He received both a master’s in creative writing in 2000 and a doctorate in English in 2005 from the University of Louisiana, Lafayette.
Dr. Richard Landers is an assistant professor of psychology. He received his bachelor’s of psychology from the University of Tennessee in 2004, and a doctorate in industrial and organizational psychology from the University of Minnesota in 2009. His research focuses on the use of technology to improve work and human resources processes, especially online training and educational programs, online communities and social media, 3D virtual worlds, and unproctored Internet testing.
Dr. Amy Adcock is an associate professor of instructional design and technology. She received her doctorate in education from the University of Memphis in 2004. Her research interested focus on the development and implementation of learning technologies.
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CREATIVE ENCLAVE Welcome, readers! This is the Creative Enclave, a platform for students with a lust for lexicon. If you would like to submit your work to this section, please email firstname.lastname@example.org Patient Mistakes by Roland Cowles I would eat my words if my appetite would allow it. I’m so full of myself, I fear my soul might vomit. All the things I said I meant in some ways, but in retrospect, they now all seem cliché and just the same, I still pray for rain in hopes the sensation will wake me from the soporific pother of our time together that would shake my conscience like a glow stick. We’ll both go on our way. And I’ll come back to this city one day, scratching my head, to collect from the rubble what is left of the fading memories of a love deconstructed, interrupted by my blind fright of the future, folly forgiven, but never forgotten.
On Being Bored in Class by Will Wilson
Ode to a Seibles’s Poem by Will Wilson
Sitting in a semi-comfortable chair, listening to her voice peel away my attention span. Here is where I am, lost. The sentences float between my ears, but never stick. My mind is playing tricks, taking me places I know I shouldn’t be— she’s hot enough I wonder how she’d be beneath the sheets? I’m sure she can’t always be so damn boring, I mean, professors have libidos too! If this is true, I wonder what she’s thinking as her eyes scan the room—amid the students, their faces mashed inside their palms, what does she think when she sees me? If revelry connects, at the oddest circumstance I wonder if by chance she sees me somewhere else— when she glances at my biceps, sees my rising chest, does she imagine me sliding the papers off her desk? I wonder if she knows that I’m ripping off her clothes— popping every button on her white and black blouse; there’s her natural color. And how would she react as her back erases today’s lesson from the dry erase board—mixing sweat with letters that used to read clearer: “Getting Started” on your body— the “Primary Source” of pleasure. This “Information Cycle” isn’t enough stimulation to last until dismissal. That’s when I’ll stand up and scurry to the exit, leaving her lips kissing a cigarette that never existed.
I unfasten my stay-in-the-box perception, unfasten what I think is possible and open my mind to possibility, with his book in my hand mouthing words he mouthed when he made each poem— blended each word in a realm of its own but not on its own. Imagine sitting on a page, resting on each letter, soaking in a sentence. His reasons stretch further than simple love. Love to sit on the edge of a cliff, lean forward and leap love. Love to swing from a crow’s wing and let go— shaping white space into new realities. I know ‘cause I hear it. I hear it in the plosives, in the liquids, and sibilants I know. I know ‘cause I see it, I see sleep as a sweet ghost and arms the shade of toffee, bare brown legs dancing under flimsy culotte skirts and I wonder how does he make it work: Make my hands five-legged pocket spiders and my brain a wrinkled suitcase, take a ride on the sky river-for what?! For love, for the thrill of the ideal of spreading poetry— making the world view words
Heart On A Stick by Racquel Braxton If I had my heart on a stick it would be easier to devour. My love will have it melt in his mouth like chocolate. I wanted him to have a part of my heart-not just swallow it whole without remorse. As my body sits behind watching -that cold, hollow shell- as my heart is going down his throat my eyes will roll back in my head and my hopeless body will fall over as it has been defeated by love yet again.
Wednesday 9.25.2013 | MACE & CROWN | G1
Wednesday 9.25.2013 | MACE & CROWN | H1
ACROSS 1. Inn 6. Quaint outburst 10. Vipers 14. Cognizant 15. Wise men 16. Roman emperor 17. Lingo 19. At the peak of 20. Ancient ascetic 21. Get prone 22. Chunk 23. Mortise and _____ joint 25. Wanderer 26. “Oh my!” 30. Enclose 32. A receptacle for letters 35. Betrayer 39. A citizen of Calcutta, for example 40. Revenue 41. Notwithstanding
43. Demesnes 44. Tempestuous 46. Gave temporarily 47. Leans 50. Bobbins 53. Winglike 54. A thick flat pad 55. Excusable 60. “Your majesty” 61. Possible 63. Epic 64. Gentle 65. Secret agents 66. Biblical kingdom 67. Air force heroes 68. S S S S
DOWN 1. Possess 2. Is endebted to 3. Sailors 4. Sea eagle 5. Inclined 6. Large flightless bird 7. Four quarts 8. Opposed 9. Calamitous 10. Deductive 11. Install (2 words) 12. High school dances 13. Overly sentimental 18. C 24. Veto 25. Allow 26. Among 27. Alley 28. Helps 29. Backwash
31. Twin sister of Ares 33. Entices 34. Savvy about 36. Carry 37. Portent 38. A musical pause 42. Fickle 43. Center of a storm 45. Spunk 47. Thigh armor 48. Homeric epic 49. Very slow in tempo 51. 56 in Roman numerals 52. Feel 54. Mother 56. Short sleeps 57. Nile bird 58. Away from the wind 59. Not more 62. Commercials
ZOOM ACCELERATION BRISK CHARGE DART DASH FAST FESTINAT FLEET FLIT FLYING HASTEN HIGH VELOCITY HOTFOOT HURRY HURTLE LOCOMOTION MOVE PACE QUICK RACE
RAPID RATE RUNNING RUSH SCOOT SPEED SWIFT THRUST TRAVEL WHIZZ ZOOM
Wednesday 9.25.2013 | MACE & CROWN | H2
What Homecoming Contest must a Student Organization participate in to win the “Most Spirited Student Organization Contest?”
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