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WEDNESDAY | 12.5.2012 MaceandCROWN.COM | Vol. 55, Issue 12

An Aerial Assault ODU’s Heinecke sets records as the Monarchs race past Coastal Carolina University By: Jordan Jones Assistant Sports Editor Mace & Crown

Heinicke set an NCAA playoff record with 542 total yards.

Playoff football is finally here and this past Saturday 20,000 plus fans packed into S.B. Ballard stadium to watch the Old Dominion University Monarchs take on Coastal Carolina University. The third seeded Monarchs, coming off of a bye week, didn’t look rusty as they jumped out to an early 21-7 lead. They were once again led by sophomore sensation Taylor Heinecke whose 542 yards of total offense set an FCS single game playoff record. He also tied the FCS single game touchdown mark with six touchdown passes and added two rushing touchdowns to his stats. Thanks to Heinicke’s record day, Old Dominion was able to come away with a lopsided 63-35 victory. Heinecke was especially sharp in a decisive fourth quarter in which ODU scored 21 unanswered points and broke open a game that was close for the better part of three quarters. “There were one or two drives in the first half where I just wasn’t sticking to the game plan,” Heinecke said, “in the second half I just did what coach told me to do and we made off pretty well.” Old Dominion head coach Bobby Wilder had nothing but praise for his young quarterback. “As he always does, he just keeps plugging away, just kept playing.” Coastal Carolina head coach Joe Moglia also had good things to say about the quarterback’s performance. “I can very much appreciate why he’s a finalist for the Payton award,” he said. “He is a good quarterback and he

does a great job of making decisions after the ball is snapped.” The Chanticleers from Coastal Carolina did not go quietly however, and only trailed by seven at the half. “I was proud of our offense,” Moglia said, “I thought we had a spectacular effort across the board. The bottom line, I’m proud of the effort from my team.” They certainly have much to be proud of after rebounding from a 2-4 start to their season and finishing 8-4 with a playoff appearance. Coastal Carolina wide receiver Matt Hazel had a career day with nine catches for 155 yards and two touchdowns while playing with flu-like symptoms. Quarterback Aramis Hillary also had a strong game, throwing for 352 yards and three touchdowns. It wasn’t enough though and the much maligned Monarch defense stiffened in the second half, allowing only 14 points after struggling to make solid tackles in the first half. “Incredibly excited with the win, it’s playoff football, it’s different, everything’s different about it,” coach Wilder said, “to get this win and know that we are in the elite eight, if you will, and three wins away from a national championship, it’s exciting.” ODU wide receivers Larry Pinkard and Nick Mayers were Heinecke’s favorite targets in this game, each accounting for over 100 yards receiving and each reaching the end zone. With this win, Old Dominion has set another date to play against Georgia Southern University in the second round of the playoffs. These same two teams met last year in Atlanta, with Georgia Southern winning a close contest.

World AIDS Week By: Andrew Tompkins Staff Writer Mace & Crown

World AIDS Week provided numerous awareness events and activities recognizing the global impact of the disease that kills three million people world-wide annually. “Our main productive goal during World AIDS Week is to promote education and safety about the disease to not only the ODU community, but to the Hampton Roads community as well,” Connor Norton, president of ODU OUT, said. From Nov. 26 to Dec. 1, ODU OUT invited speakers to discuss the surrounding issues concerning AIDS and offered free HIV testing to students. Norton said over 50

students were tested. Various university organizations sponsored educational and heartening programs to involve the campus community. T.R.U.S.T. and ODU OUT sponsored the “Condom Olympics” at Kaufman Mall last Monday. The event sought to educate students on safe sex practices. “Even if your partner says they’re clean, condom use is still important to prevent the contraction of STDs such as AIDS. No glove, no love,” sophomore Dylan Wilson said. The Women’s Center showed the Lifetime television movie, “Girl, Positive” about a popular teenage girl who learns she has contracted the virus. The Center for Service and Civic Engagement sponsored the most noticeable participation of the

week, a display of twenty blocks of the AIDS Memorial Quilt in Webb Center to honor the lives claimed by the unforgiving virus. The AIDS Memorial Quilt started in San Francisco in 1987 as a visual reminder of the harrowing toll the massive pandemic has on human lives. With over 44,000 individual panels, the quilt became the largest piece of folk art in the world and weighs approximately 54 tons. Over $4 million has been raised for AIDS patient support services with the sale of the panels and displays. On Dec. 1, World AIDS Day, TeenAIDS sponsored a “Hop Off for Teens” at the Ted Constant Center. Dance demonstrations, instruction and competitions were held along with free HIV testing, live music, teen speakers and an iPod shuffle raffle.

Students help peers get registered for AIDS testing in the Webb Center during activity hour on Tuesday and Thursday during AIDS Week.


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Megan Jefferson Editor in Chief Derek Page News Editor Alyssa Narvell Arts & Entertainment Editor Ben Decowski Sports Editor Jessica Starr Copy Editor Ellison Gregg Photography Editor Jimmy Long Senior Graphic Designer James Porter II Advertising Director Megan Stamper Web Designer

Charles Ordoqui News Assistant Ethan Shaw Arts & Entertainment Assistant Jordan Jones Sports Assistant

Staff Writers: Alexander Rose Lauren Grant Elizabeth Bowry Jordan Jones Angel Dodson Daniel Felarca Allison Terres Timothy Fulghum Janah Stokes Jessica Scheck Gianina Thompson Staff Photographers: Lauren Makely Marlie De Clerck Rachel Chasin

Readers of the Mace & Crown,

Thank you for picking up the last issue of the semester. I wish everyone the best during their finals and congratulate those who will graduate this semester. The Mace will be loosing three editorial board members due to graduation. I wish Ben Decowski, Megan Stamper and Steven Knauer the best in their endeavors post-ODU. The Mace has also hired three new members to fill open positions on the editorial board. Allison Terres is our new webmaster, Jordan Jones has taken the sports editor position, and DeAngelo Thorpe will be the distribution manager. I am looking forward to the new things that they will bring to the paper. I would also like to congratulate Sean Burke and Mitchell Brown for their advancement at the Mace & Crown. Sean Burke is the assistant webmaster while Mitchell Brown has become a senior writer. Both gentlemen are dedicated members of staff and will do great things next semester. Next semester the paper will take on a slightly different look.

RJay Molina Emma Needham MaryAnn Jackson Lateesha Gloston Sarah Roby Andrew Tompkins Rashad Little Mitchell Brows Emma Hering Zuryna Smith Kadedra Holmes Kadeem Porter

Over the holiday break, Jimmy Long will be reconstructing the front page to allow for more content to be seen. We desire for the paper to catch our reader’s eye as it sits in the stand. Look for the new changes after the break. The Mace & Crown meets every Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. in the U-Center located across from the Card Center in Webb. The meetings will resume in January once the spring semester is back in session. We welcome anyone who has a passion for reading, writing, editing and photography. Join our Orgsync page for updates over Winter Break. If you wish to advertise with the Mace & Crown please contact James Porter at He can supply information on advertising costs and the classified section. Megan Jefferson Editor in Chief

Malayan Tigers Coming to Virginia Zoo By: Patrick Reilly Staff Writer Mace & Crown

Steven Knauer Distribution Manager

Senior Writers: Brian Jerry

Letter From the Editor

The Virginia Zoo announced the departure of their current tigers to make room for a new pair of tigers. The tigress, Claireborne, hails from New York’s Bronx Zoo. Her male counterpart, Christopher, will come from the San Diego Zoo. “Christopher and Claireborne will help us establish a successful long-term tiger breeding program at the Virginia Zoo,” said Greg Bockheim, the Zoo’s executive director. In 2008, the International Union for

Conservation of Nature classified the Malayan tiger as an endangered species. The adult population of this species was estimated to be between 493 and 1,480 in 2003. “Contributing to the long-term survival of threatened species is one of the Zoo’s core missions,” Bockheim said. “We look forward to helping maintain a stable breeding population in North American zoos and learning more about their behavior and how we might help their conservation worldwide.” Much of the reason for the dwindling population of Malayan tigers is due to habitat fragmentation. Development

Taylor Roy AJ McCafferty

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

The Norfolk Zoo’s core mission is protecting the survival of endangered species.

projects, agricultural expansion and commercial poaching pose great threats to the breeding grounds of the tigers. “The Virginia Zoo’s tiger facility was designed with breeding in mind,” Bockheim said. According to TRAFFIC, a wildlife trade monitoring network, the tigers are sought after for their meat and bones to use for medicine, cooking, charms and decorations, and also for the male reproductive organ to use as an aphrodisiac. The new tigers are expected in a few weeks once transportation is secured.


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Presidential Address As we prepare for the end of the semester and the much-anticipated winter break, let me briefly share with you some of 2012’s achievements and accomplishments of our Monarch community. Old Dominion was recognized as a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs for the fourth year in a row. We also gained recognition from U.S. News and World Report for possessing the third lowest debt burden of graduates among public doctoral schools in the nation. One of the contributing factors is our commitment to keeping tuition low. This past year, we had our lowest tuition increase in 10 years. More than 80 students completed our inaugural “Monarch Millionaire” financial literacy program this semester. The innovative, five-week course is open to all students who want to learn about personal finance topics, such as budgeting, banking, credit cards and life after college. Old Dominion enrolled more than 5,000 new students this year and is working hard in support of Governor Robert McDonnell’s challenge for the state’s colleges and universities to grant 100,000 degrees over the next 15 years. Last year, more than 5,000 students graduated, our largest class ever, and the university had the third largest number of STEM-H (science, technology, engineering, math and health sciences) gradu-

ates in the state. Political science professor Steve Yetiv was named a Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award winner by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, and creative writing Professor Tim Seibles was a finalist for the prestigious National Book Award. Old Dominion was named to the U.S. President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, which recognizes the nation’s leading colleges and universities for their commitment to community service and service learning. We were selected in large part because of the efforts of our dedicated and service-oriented student body and initiatives like Sleep-Out for the Homeless and Veterans Day of Service. A new partnership with the CIVIC Leadership Institute will result in a college leadership program to help retain more of our best and brightest college graduates right here in Hampton Roads. The new program will complement the networking, experiential and internship opportunities provided by our Career Management Center, which guarantees every undergraduate an internship-type experience in their field of study. On the athletics front, three Monarch teams were ranked in the top 10 nationally in their respective sports this fall, baseball alumnus Justin Verlander helped propel the Detroit Tigers to the World Se-

ries, and two recent graduates Ronnie Cameron (Cleveland Browns) and Kent Bazemore (Golden State Warriors) signed with professional sports teams. Old Dominion has received seven philanthropic gifts of more than $1 million each over the past year, and we continue to receive donations of all sizes as a result of our forward-focused efforts in academics, research, athletics and community engagement. As you know, Old Dominion University is bustling with activity! To ensure our campus infrastructure keeps pace with our academic growth and student life needs, we are undertaking a master planning project. The master plan will guide future development within our campus footprint, establish priorities, and optimize resources for academics, research, student life and athletics. Keep an eye out for an invitation to provide your feedback to the process early in the spring semester. Student voices are critical to the success of this initiative and I hope you’ll participate! It is an exciting time to be part of our “Idea Fusion” community! Thank you for all you’ve done to make Old Dominion University the great institution it is. Have a safe and peaceful winter break and best – President John R. Broderick

SGA Address Dear Monarchs,

I hope everyone is taking full advantage of the next week and are preparing appropriately for their finals. Something to be on the lookout for from SGA is General Assembly Lobby day. It will be coming up in the first week or two of our Spring Semester. Please check student announcements to register. For those of you who are unaware, General Assembly Lobby day is when we take around 50 students to Richmond to advocate for additional state funding for ODU. For those of you who weren’t aware of ODU’s funding situation, our base adequacy is at about 84 percent, subsequently meaning that the state funds 84 percent of what we theoretically need. Many public institutions in Virginia are funded in the upper 90 percent range and three universities are above 100 percent. As our campus continues to grow we must subsequently advocate for greater funding in ac-

cordance. If you are interested in lobbying on behalf of your student body, register via the student announcements for the General Assembly Lobby day. Next Thursday we will host our first “DVD” sale in the Webb Center. We will be selling some of the DVDs that are rented to students that do not have a high checkout ratio. This DVD service was created by SGA a few years ago and we hope to purchase newer DVDs in the first few weeks upon our return. The proceeds from the sale, however, will be going to Relay For Life. Another SGA project we are releasing in the spring will pertain to scantrons. We are currently evaluating whether a scantron vending machine located in the Learning Commons will be of benefit. If you have suggestions or comments, please let us know by calling us at 757-683-3437. On a sad note, the recent off campus assault and break-ins were

awful news to hear, especially since those affected were part of the ODU family. I hope everyone feels a little more assured now that the perpetrator is in custody. My condolences to all those who were affected, I hope no other student faces a similar experience. If you feel unsafe and would like some extra precautions, SGA and SEES partnered to purchase window alarms last year and we still have many left. Please visit SEES located above the health center in Webb for a free window alarm. On behalf of the SGA, I would like to wish everyone the best on their finals and hope everyone has a joyous winter break. Best regards, Mariam Abdelhamid ODU Student Body President



– 1300 Block Melrose Pkwy. – Hit and Run Property Damage

11/24 1:21 a.m. 1:37 a.m.

– Lion Fountain – Students Climbing on Lion – 4900 Block Hampton Blvd. – Non-Student Arrested for DUI 7:19 p.m. – 3900 Block Killam Ave. – Theft from Motor Vehicle Subjects Arrested 3:55 p.m. – 1300 Block 42 St. – Burglary 9:30 p.m. – District – Tampering with Auto 10:00 p.m. – 1000 Block 38 St. – Vandalism to Vehicle Window Broken

11/25 12:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 10:38 p.m.

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District – Vandalism to Vehicle Window Broken Perry Library – Suspicious Situation Perry Library – Theft from Building Village 1 – Theft of Shoes

11/26 8:49 p.m.

– 1400 Block 42 St. – Suspicious Situation – Someone kicking Back Door


10:00 a.m. – 1000 Block 46 St. – Theft from Motor Vehicle 1:00 p.m. – Webb Center – Theft of Unattended Property 4:45 p.m. – Village 5 – Suspicious Situation – Student Approached by Unknown Vehicle 5:35 p.m. – Whitehurst Hall – Students Charged with Possession of Marijuana 5:50 p.m. – 1400 Block 42 St. – Suspicious Situation – Male Looking in Window 8:00 p.m. – 1500 Block 41 St. – Suspicious Situation 9:16 p.m. – Rogers Main – Suspicious Situation – Odor of Marijuana 10:06 p.m. – Village Lot 3 – Suspicious Situation 11:39 p.m. – Village 1 – Suspicious Situation – Strange Voice Mail


12:30 p.m. – Webb Center – Theft of Unattended Bag 3:45 p.m. – 400 Block 30 St. – Robbery Student Reported to Norfolk PD 4:30 p.m. – Lot 8 – Theft from Motor Vehicle 6:00 p.m. – 4100 Block Bowden’s Ferry Rd. – Theft from Motor Vehicle 6:00 p.m. – Whitehurst Hall – Theft of Clothes from Dryer

11/29 12:29 a.m. – 1000 Block 43 St. – Suspicious e-mails to Student 2:00 a.m. – 1000 Block 38 St. – Theft from Motor Vehicle 10:00 a.m. – Garage A – Hit and Run Property Damage 10:30 a.m. – 1000 Block 43 St. – Theft from Motor Vehicle 12:50 p.m. – Webb Center – Theft of Unattended Property 1:00 p.m. – Visual Arts – Theft of Unattended Computer 5:20 p.m. – 1000 Block 47 St. – Sexual Assault



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arts entertainment ‘Tis the Season to Rock

The 96X Winter Meltdown Concert

Lead singer of Fun., Nate Ruess sings the band’s hit songs. By: Alyssa Narvell & Jessica Starr Arts & Entertainment Editor & Copy Editor Mace & Crown The freezing temperatures of Norfolk were heated up with hot bands from the indie-folk-rock scene at the annual 96X Winter Meltdown concert. The sold out show featured six bands that came to ODU’s Ted Constant Center on Nov. 28. Headliners consisted of Fun., Silversun Pickups, Of Monsters and Men, Imagine Dragons and Hampton Roads’ own, The Last Bison. Each band had around a 30-minute set, except for Fun. who had a full hour. DJ Jey One performed mash-up mixes in between performances. New York based concert headliner Fun. performed popular hits such as “We Are Young,” “Some Nights” and “Carry On” off their second album “Some Nights.” The

band’s songs have been featured in a Chevrolet Super Bowl ad and covered on Fox’s “Glee.” The band has been around since 2007 with their first album release in 2009, but experienced a quick jump to fame this year. “I was most excited to see Fun. I still can’t believe they did ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’ and the encore of ‘Some Nights’ was perfect,” ODU senior Casey Racette said. Fun.’s “Some Nights” become the first alternative rock song to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart since Coldplay’s “Viva la Vida” in 2008. The band is led by Nathan Ruess, and accompanied by band members Andrew Dost and Jack Antonoff. Of Monsters and Men is a sevenpiece indie folk/pop band from Iceland that plays more instruments than they have members. Their set was a fluid mix of upbeat, catchy songs and heartfelt, slower tunes. The crowd danced and sang along

Pianist of Fun., Andrew Dost, provides back-up vocals. to their well-known song “Little Talks,” which has hit the Top 20 lists in over five countries and peaked at number one on the U.S. alternative list. Silversun Pickups has a heavily distorted sound and a male lead singer with an androgynous voice. They played their fan favorites, including “Panic Switch,” “The Pit” and “Lazy Eye.” The band formed in 2002 and was nominated in the Best New Artist category for the 52nd Grammy Awards in 2009. Imagine Dragons played a drum heavy set early on in the show. Lead singer, Dan Reynolds, was suffering from an infection, which should have kept him from singing, but he pulled through. By the end of the set, he was visibly in pain, but finished strong with the band’s radio hit “It’s Time.” When introducing the song, Reynolds was grateful to 96X for being the first radio station to premiere it. Hampton Roads’ native, The Last Bison, started the night off

inside the Ted while bands Atlas Genius and The Aragona Project performed on the Monster Energy Pre-Party Outside Stage from 3:30 p.m. until doors opened at 5:30 p.m.

The 96X Winter Meltdown was sponsored by RVCA, Monster Energy, Epic Productions, These4Guys, Eastern Truck and Accessories and the Ted Constant Convocation Center.


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Myths and Dreams

Bulgarian Artist Brings Exhibit to Virginia Beach Campus

Holiday Marketplace at The Zoo

Festive Family Fun for a Good Cause

Ivanova poses with one of her works displayed in her featured exhibit. By: Megan Stamper Web Master Mace & Crown Bulgarian artist Petya Evtimova-Ivanova’s paintings brought Bulgarian folklore to Old Dominion University’s Virginia Beach campus. Inspiration for the exhibit, “All Those Myths and Dreams,” came from Bulgarian colors, myths and legends, according to Ivanova. “I was thinking about life, love, men and women and religion when I made these paintings about dreams,” she said. The paintings portray whimsical scenes of a Bulgarian woman with long hair and a white dress. She uses deep reds, blues, yellows, browns and floating objects to create a dreamy atmosphere. An apple is repeatedly used as a symbol for the Garden of Eden. She redefines the Garden of Eden story as the goodness of nature and women, according to Linda Caulkins, public relations director at the Higher Education Center. She was originally inspired when traveling from Bulgaria to the United States and she thought of Bulgarian colors and landscapes. Her landscape exhibit was shown at the Bulgarian Embassy in Washington D.C., her first show in the United States. Ivanova was born in Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria in 1975. Though her father is also an artist, it is not the reason she pursued painting. According to Ivanova, Bulgarian students must choose a professional path in high school. She attended Emilian Stavev High School of

Fine Arts and began painting seriously. In 1999, Ivanova graduated from the University of Veliko Tarnovo with a master’s degree in Fine Arts. Several different artists influence her style of painting but she said, “I hope I have my own style.” Using simple words to express a big idea is the biggest challenge for Ivanova when she paints. If she is painting a human, each body part says everything about the human, “and it is important to say it simply.” She moved to Virginia Beach in 2010 when her husband was transferred for work and they will be in Virginia for one more year. Ivan Trent, a student at Old Dominion University’s main campus, said he is happy that ODU is bringing art to the satellite campus. According to Trent, it is harder for people to go back to the fine arts that are innately in people and “by seeing [her] art I am kindly reminded of that.” Ivanova recommends that art students study and paint every day. To create their own style, it is important to practice and have conversations about art with professors. Her work has been shown in Bulgaria, Serbia, Washington D.C., Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Virginia. The exhibit will be in displayed until Dec. 20, in the Virginia Beach Higher Education Center Lobby. The exhibit is free, but the paintings are for sale, ranging in price from $80 to $1,100.

A zoo worker dresses up for the holidays and decorates the gift shop with festive zoo ornaments. By: Allison Terres Staff Writer Mace & Crown Saturday, Dec. 1 was a rare warm weathered day in December and a few people took advantage of it to go to the Virginia Zoo to kick off the holidays. In the winter months, the zoo misses opportunities to bring in visitors due to a general dislike of being outside in cold weather. But last weekend, the zoo tried a new approach by having a holiday themed marketplace. They sold animal-inspired ornaments, with the profits going to help the animals over the winter and to fund the zoo’s new Animal Wellness Campus and renovations to the Zoo Farm. The new Animal Wellness Campus will help the zoo continue to

provide optimal care for the animals and deliver an educational experience, allowing visitors to observe animal treatment, surgery and laboratory rooms, as well as an animal diet kitchen. The renovations to the Zoo Farm will ensure the zoo continues to provide animal residents with the highest quality of life possible, according to a press release. There was a decorative display of ornaments at booths set-up on the Compass Plaza. There were more holiday gift options inside of the gift shop for family and friends to receive. This event also featured door prizes, special seasonal offers, train gift packs and animal art. During they marketplace, the zoo was also promoting a different gift, the backstage pass. The zoo is offering the unique opportunity to go “backstage” for

a day. You can arrange a meet and greet with one of the lions, giraffes, kangaroo, hog or bears. Patrons can spend the day getting to know a zoo keeper, learning how they maintain the animals and being able to feed and spend some time with the animal of your choice. Prices for the backstage pass range from $100 to $250. The Virginia Zoo has been a local landmark for more than a century and exhibits more than 400 animals on 53 acres of land. Visit for more information on any of the gifts as well as the opportunity to go backstage to see the way the zoo works.


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Preserving All Things Natural

ODU Students Use Interests to Help Animals By: Allison Terres Staff Writer Mace & Crown The guys at SFR1 INTL, a start up clothing company based in Norfolk, have taken the combination to different territory and have given it a purpose. Pronounced “Safari International,” the two-year company has begun establishing itself as a stylish brand that puts proceeds in other places than their wallets. Company founders Patrick Perez, Mike Cuddehe, Devin Hein and Old Dominion junior Collin Pin, started the company to help overlooked groups in need. SFR1 INTL is defined as a product “that strives to promote the preservation of all things natural, specifically endangered species and their habitats,” said Pin. SFR1 is now working towards becoming a benefactor for The World Wildlife Fund and other international organizations. Since it started, SFR1 has been given opportunities to travel over-

seas twice on volunteer trips. The first was six months after its birth, in summer 2011 to the Philippines. There, they paired with Xavier University to help at a resettlement camp. The second trip was to Kenya this past June where one of the team members worked on the Ol Pejeta Conservacy studying rhinos and chimpanzees. So far, SFR1 INTL has donated 10 percent of their proceeds to the World Wildlife Fund. The five guys want to do more than just sell clothes. SFR1 INTL wants to become a platform to create compassion in our generation, but not just for animals. “Those of us living the SFR1 lifestyle can’t and won’t stop doing our part to make sure that those lives that are threatened every day, whether it be a human or an animal, get a second chance; hopefully while maintaining some fashionable style,” said Pin. SFR1 INTL is quickly becoming known in small circles around Virginia.

The Venue on 35th By: Kadeem Porter Staff Writer Mace & Crown Not far from ODU, there’s Venue 35th Street in Norfolk, which was once home to a blooming string of locally owned businesses. However, in the last foot of 2012, not much is still left. But along with a few of the other shops, the Venue on 35th has pumped life back into the surrounding community. The building was founded by Patti Wray and Lucy White in 2007 and its goal is to play an integral role in the revitalization of the Park Place community by bringing in the arts, and through first class redevelopment of formerly depressed properties, according to their official website. Mostly known for its theater life, the Venue captures a variety of dramas. Throughout the holiday season, several plays will be performed such as “Sarah Ruhl’s Dead Man’s Cell Phone” and local poet and actor, D.D. Delaney’s, rendition of “Charles Dickson’s A Christmas Carol,” where he plays every character himself. Tickets for these shows range between $8 to $15. Every Monday night, the stage doubles as an outlet for Hampton Road’s locals to gather, spectate

and showcase their talents. Although there’s a $2 charge to get in, most of the regulars that come agree that it’s well worth the money. The reason for the charge is because the venue is not a business and doesn’t have any other form of income. The small fees go towards paying the venue’s utility bills. “For the community at large, [the venue] serves as a sort of ‘Church of the Arts’ where all views and opinions are accepted and people can truly be themselves in a world where being an individual is not always conforming to the status quo,” said Jorge Mendez, host of the weekly open mics. Mendez is also known to perform poetry from time to time. “This is the most diverse open mic in Hampton Roads,” he said. The venue’s acts include singers, guitarist, poets, actors, rappers, comedians and sometimes, magicians and dancers. “Most of the regulars are like family and always make the new people feel like family also. We try to foster an atmosphere where anyone can feel comfortable getting on stage and doing and saying whatever they feel,” said Mendez. For upcoming events, visit their website at

One part of their success is marketing. Capitalizing on social media and other interests, like music events, has come naturally to Pin, who is also considered the brand manager. SFR1 INTL is on its way to becoming a recognized promotions company by promoting shows and in turn to privilege of selling their merchandise during the event. The founders have spent a considerable amount of time designing their brand and making sure they will be able to expand in the future. They have a clear focus, especially with their autumn 2012 collection. Right now, their website sfr1intl. com sells t-shirts, sunglasses, wallets and travel accessories. They use leather to make their wallets, but they remind their consumers that SFR1 leather accessories are made from unused cow hides from the meat industry in the Philippines. “We believe in not letting anything go to waste, and ultimately this method is more environmentally friendly than if we were to use synthetic leather,” said Pin.

One of SFR1 INTL’s exclusive online t-shirt designs.


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Cal-Content Golden Bears score 12 unanswered to close out road win versus Lady Monarchs time expired, visually pleased with her team’s performance against a top 10 ranked opponent. “Usually after a loss, I’m really upset, that’s how I am. But I couldn’t be more proud of them,” Barefoot said. “Our effort and our heart was just amazing for forty minutes. Here we take a team that was tenth in the country and we held them 25 points under their average. And we forced 25 turnovers and we only had 13. This group played their butt off and had opportunities.” Although they came up short, the home team put on a show defensively and held the opposition to just 23 of 60 from the floor. Coach Barefoot was satisfied overall with her team’s display of toughness and grit on the defensive side of the ball. “It’s a good feeling for this team. I told them keep your head up. Defensively, we did incredible things tonight,” Barefoot said. “We talked about how many possessions they shoot during the game and over 87 points per game.” Jackie Cook, who leads the

Redshirt sophomore wide receiver Larry Pinkard caught six passes for 154 yards and three touchdowns agaisnt Coastal Carolina in the Monarchs 63-35 victory on Saturday, Nov. 30. The 154 yards was a career high for Pinkard, who grabbed a 73 yard pass from Heinicke on the first play in the fourth quarter to put the Monarchs up 49-35.

By: Brian Jerry Senior Writer Mace & Crown Old Dominion University rallied in a second half comeback to cut No. 10 California’s lead to 51-47 with 8:24 left but it was not enough. Layshia Clarendon’s free throws started a 12-0 run to ice the game as the Lady Monarchs fell to the Golden Bears 63-47 in front of 3,003 fans at “Pack The Ted Night” at the Ted Constant Convocation Center.

ODU (4-1) suffered their first loss of the season. Clarendon finished with a team high of 15, Brittany Boyd chipped in with 11 points and Gennifer Brandon had nine points and a game high 17 rebounds in the win. The Golden Bears (6-0) won the game despite turning the ball over 25 times and missing 14 free throws. Shae Kelley led the Lady Monarchs in scoring with 21 points and pulled in seven rebounds. She also had two blocks and a steal in 35 minutes of action.

Cal set a record for rebounds with 63 total, outrebounding ODU by 33 boards, including 27-13 on the defensive end. The Golden Bears led 31-20 at the half and came back to outscore the Lady Monarchs 32-27 in the second. ODU led only twice in the game, 2-0 and 4-2. Both teams struggled from three point ranged, going a combined 1-16 from beyond the arc. Clarendon made the only three of the game. Despite the loss, head coach Karen Barefoot was seen clapping as

team in scoring, was held to just two points off, making one of her three shots. Nonetheless, the senior guard seconded the notion of her team’s play and walked away from the loss with a glass half-full prospective. “I was impressed with Cal but I was also impressed with us as well,” Cook said. “I was struggling a little bit and my teammates were there the entire game, encouraging me. I was really impressed with our team, with the way we played against a nationally ranked team.” Fourteen of Kelley’s team high 21 points came in the second half, as she shot 50 during the latter half of 40 minutes. “In the second half, I just saw the opportunity to drive a lot. My shot wasn’t falling so I just kept attacking and was able to draw fouls and get to the line as much as possible,” the sophomore forward said. “We’re [going to] be alright. This is a great game for us, so see where we’re at. And I think we can play with any team.”

Redshirt senior Mari Buchan scored 23 points against Dartmouth as the Lady Monarchs cpasted tp a 73-59 victory on Sunday, Dec. 2. The 23 points marks a career high for Buchan. The win came just two days after the Lady Monarchs lost their first game of the season to No. 10 Cal 63-47 in a hard fought matchup.

Monarch sophomore quarterback Taylor Heinicke threw for 497 yards and six touchdowns as the Monarchs defeated the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers 63-35 on Saturday, Nov. 30. Heinicke also carried the ball seven times for 45 yards and two touchdowns. Heinicke’s total of 542 yards was an NCAA Football Championship Subdivision record for total offense in a playoff game. Heinicke is also now second all time in FCS history for total yards in a season with 5,077 behind only thelate Steve McNair who accumulated 5,799 yards with Alcorn State in 1994. Heinicke and the Monarchs will continue their playoff push on Dec. 8 against Georgia Southern.


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Cooking on Both Sides Senior guard providing toughness, grit and leadership in final campaign

By: Brian Jerry Senior Writer Mace & Crown Senior guard Jackie Cook was named Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week on Nov. 19 and has helped lead her

team to a 4-0 start. “With this being my last go around, I just [want to] leave it all out on the floor,” Cook said, “I want to be that teammate where all the other teammates can count on me. Know that I’m [going to] go to war for them.” The four-year Lady Monarch

standout has been the driving force for her ball club through five games so far, leading the team in points with 75. With that production, the Hinckley, Ohio native pushed ODU to their first 4-0 start since the 1998-99 season. Head coach Karen Barefoot has led her team to carry a new defensive mindset, one that’s resulted in the team giving up less than 50 points per contest on the defensive end. Their newly found intensity and drive are inspired by an unexpected source: an author. “Our whole theme has been the energy bust this year. We read this book by John Gordon and he’s just so positive in his mindset, so that’s sort of what we started to adopt,” Cook said. “Seeing ourselves being successful which will turn to having success.” The transformation on the defensive end has certainly been noticeable. Last season, opponents averaged 70.5 points per game, shot 41.5 percent from the floor and 31.9 percent from three point range. However, this core group comprised of seven underclassmen have sliced the opponent’s scoring average almost in half. This team is defensively oriented. It starts with the backcourt and works its way down to the front line, where Cook gets her plethora of scoring opportunities. “It definitely starts with our two point guards though. Galaisha Goodhope and Ashley Betz-White put tremendous ball pressure [on the opposition]. And it starts with them and filters down to the rest of us.” During win streaks, players often tend to repeat rituals or routines that have superstitiously attributed to their success. And this senior guard is no different. Al-

though her team doesn’t seem to be following any, Cook has worn a piece of attire she feels that’s led to her current success in this early run towards the top of the heap. “I wear an orange sports bra and everyone’s like, why the heck do you wear that,” Cook admitted. “Especially with the white uniforms because you can see through it. So that’s one of mine, I’ve been wearing the same one since we’ve kept winning.” The story that got the most buzz during the offseason is the school’s conference realignment to the Conference-USA. But CAA restrictions aside, Cook suggests the team has a chip on their shoulder and are going out each contest with something to prove. “We can only get an at-large bid, we can only win the conference outright. So those are our goals going into every single game,” Cook said. After hosting NC Central on Friday, the Lady Monarchs head out west to Las Vegas for the World Vision Classic on Dec. 19. While the team has passed the early test with a perfect record at home Cook understands the vital importance of avoiding complacency and being battle tested away from the Ted. The team went 4-9 last year on the road and 4-5 in conference play. In order to be consistently successful this season, the goal is to not get too complacent. “We’re not satisfied at all. Don’t get me wrong, this is a great start, but we have our eyes on a bigger picture, a bigger goal in mind,” Cook said. “So we just go into every single game preparing the same way, whether it’s the number 10 team or another mid-major who’s not ranked. We play every game the same.”

One date metaphorically circle on the senior’s calendar is May 10, 2013. That date signals the start of ODU Commencement ceremony for Monarch seniors. However, much is still up in the air for the communications major. Playing professional basketball for a living outside of the country has been a goal of hers, but she’s not looking past the next opponent on the schedule. “So many people have asked me what my plans are after I graduate. But to be completely honest, I’ve given it a little thought but I’m really focused on the season,” Cook said. “If I got an opportunity to play overseas, that would be awesome.” As far as her legacy is concerned, Cook would like to be remembered as a team player. Her four years have culminated in building camaraderie with many players and coaches in the women’s program. One of her goals is to be known as someone who protected and honored the rich history and tradition of Lady Monarch’s basketball. “I’d like to be thought of as that teammate who would go to war for anyone on her team who gave it her all. Who tried to bring ODU back to their winning days, just a hard worker.” With goals and aspirations in mind, Cook intends to valiantly compete for her team’s spot amongst the upper echelon of elite women’s basketball programs in the nation. It is a season that will ultimately define her legacy and could cement her place in Lady Monarch’s hoops history with other former greats. Thus, the senior guard is unequivocally up for the challenge. This year, Cook fully intends to stay hungry and pan-sear the competition on both sides.

Finding a New Identity Struggling Monarch Basketball Searches for Winning Recipe By: Mitchell Brown Senior Writer Mace & Crown The Old Dominion University men’s basketball team has not gotten off to the start that they intended to. Through six games, the Monarchs are 1-5 and in the midst of a three game losing streak. Part of the reason for the early struggles is the fact that the team has a new core of players with the departures of Kent Bazemore (playing for the Golden State Warriors), Chris Cooper, and Marquel Delancey. The starting lineup has been shuffled around a few times already, some-

times Dimitri Batten starts and sometimes true freshman Deion Clark and Aaron Bacote are in at the tip-off. The Monarchs have had a stout non-conference schedule so far, playing the likes of Cleveland State, UTSA, Holy Cross, Murray State, and will host upstate rival Virginia Commonwealth University on Dec. 7. “We’ve played hard and we’ve got younger players and newer players with new roles, we’re playing competitively, but we haven’t quite been able to get to the winners circle as much as we’ve wanted,” head coach Blaine Taylor said.

Being ineligible for the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) tournament is a blow to the Monarchs because this limits them to only receiving an at-large bid. This is the Monarchs last year in the CAA before the move to the Conference USA is made. The Monarchs made it to the quarterfinals of the Tournament last season. Freshmen usually don’t expect much playing time during their rookie season, but in the case of Aaron Bacote, Deion Clark and Keenan Palmore, playing time is a must if the Monarchs want to succeed. “We’ve had a num-

ber of new players come into the program, where you get kind of spoiled with the time frame where guys have already played, 80, 90, 100, 110 games and all of a sudden you’ve got guys who have played a half a dozen games and even the experienced guys have only played a couple dozen games…” coach Taylor said. The schedule does not get any easier for the young Monarchs. Coach Taylor said, “We’re taking it game by game, the league race, with William & Mary, then we have Richmond and Virginia and those games are a lot of fun for us and we’ll just see what happens.”

Patience has become a virtue for the Monarchs as practices have been long, games have been tough, and the grind has been rigorous. The Monarchs are not hanging their heads down because they have seen these starts happen before. Coach Blaine Taylor has all the experience needed to rally a slumping team back up. With still more than half of the season remaining, the Monarchs have one thing on their minds, “It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish.”



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opinions Get Over Gifting Nightmares By: Sean Burke & Jessica Starr Staff Writer & Copy Editor Mace & Crown With Black Friday over, the holiday season is in full swing and gifts are flying off the shelves and into stockings. But with newspaper ads, lightning deals online and commercials assaulting you for attention, how can you possibly decide what to buy this holiday? Fret not, The Mace & Crown is here to help. The Nerd: Because the age of the nerd is upon us, it is hard to nail down one thing for this category. If your man doesn’t have a video-game console, I recommend getting him one while the deals last. However, if he already has one, you can find anything from a movie quality lightsaber, to quirky chemical stocking stuffers at thinkgeek. com. The Gamer Girl: If she is seriously into gaming, then find out what console she owns and pick up one of the new releases that you think she would like. “Dishonored,” a recent publish from Bethesda Softworks, has received high praise. Also, “Assassin’s Creed III” released not too long ago, if you think she might like a running, jumping, climbing trees sort of game. If the woman you are buying for owns a console, but is not really into gaming, there are many versions available of the “Just Dance” games.

The Chef: Whether your man is on a health plan or not, he would appreciate a Vitamix brand blender. I can’t pin down one model to suggest for you because depending on whether your man is Gordon Ramsey or on Epic Meal Time, there will be a blender sufficient enough for them. The blenders act as juicers, ice cream makers, soup makers and a drink maker. So depending on your culinary needs, you and your man will be fully satiated. The Baker: Baking cookies is a talent that requires a good set of equipment to accomplish. One of the best appliances is the KitchenAid stand mixer. While they generally are expensive, they are invaluable because they can make the process of making cookies, cakes or pies so much easier. Bamboo cooking utensils are also a great buy. They stand the test of time if maintained properly and will be around for holidays to come. They are durable and don’t melt or fall apart like plastic tools.

The Movie Guy: Even though your man can’t be as awesome as James Bond, he can watch 50 years’ worth of Bond movie magic. The Bond 50 collection is admittedly pricey at $340, but worth it for any man who likes his martini shaken, not stirred. The Female Film Critic: Women can be unpredictable in what types of movies they like, so it’s always best to get a feel for what she likes before buying. One simple idea is to hand pick certain movies that you know she wants or would like and arrange them into a goody bag paired with popcorn and her favorite candies. But buying the movies is only half the gift; the other half is actually watching them with her. The Sports Guy: Sports are one thing, but watching sports is another. Your man has been good this year, and he deserves something special. He deserves the TV to rule them all, the Sony 55’’ flat screen LED 1080P 240Hz, 3D, smart enabled HDTV. This is the mac dad of TV’s at only a few inches in diameter, and 55 inches across. Every tackle will be displayed in full 3D, and LED’s will display the 1080P image with crystal clarity. It may cost an arm and leg at two grand, but I hear you can watch True Blood on it as well. The Sporty Girl: North Face jackets are a popular gift for ladies who participate in outdoor activities in the colder months. Any dry-fit type exercise clothing such as yoga pants can be good for inside or outside, especially if she likes to be comfortable while being active.

The Music Lover: The quality of Beats headphones can’t be beat, but if the price of $300 is too steep, then you can fall back on Ear Pollution brand headphones priced at $50 on They may not be name brand, but they are just as functional and come in different patterns and colors, so you can find the perfect one for your man. The Band Groupie: One of the best presents to surprise your woman with is tickets to see one of her favorite bands. This is a smart gift because it’s always more fun to go to a concert with someone else. You can go with her if it’s a band you also like or she can take one of her other friends. Either way, it’s bound to be a great gift.


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From Drab to Fab: Holiday Edition For the Ladies: Help Your Man Look Handsome for the Holidays

By: Emma Hering Staff Writer Mace & Crown Now that the feasting of Thanksgiving has past, it’s time to focus our style senses to the festive sparkle of the winter holidays. Luckily for the ladies, we can easily slip into a cute cocktail dress and call it a night, even though the process of finding the perfect dress only burned off one-third of the calories due to panic attacks of looking like a ho-ho-ho. But for some of the men in our life, dressing up is defined by putting on socks. With the end of the semester approaching, holiday travel plans may include the new boo coming for a visit. So when you bring home the boyfriend or have him meet your friends, he needs to look almost as good as you. Take his look from slob to heart throb with just a few extra suggestions. Since your family and friends aren’t blinded by the newness of your love interest, they will innately judge his appearance. Not to be taken personally, but it’s human nature. With five easy steps, you can easily polish him up without insulting his personal style and pleasing the parents. First, any guy is going to love his girlfriend playing with his hair. So start with simple grooming suggestions and show him different ways to style his hair. When it comes to facial hair, things can get pretty personal, but a nice trim up never hurt. Next, find a button up shirt. If he doesn’t have one, he probably has a friend or brother. If that doesn’t work, check the sale rack

at a couple stores and you will probably be able to find a good fit for less than $20. A classic button up shirt will not only look put-together, but fits every guy’s personal style. Hopefully he knows how to iron as well. After the top half is taken care of, it’s time to focus on the rest. Dark denim will pair easily with any shirt and can go dressy or casual, and fit is crucial in this department. Give him a boost of confidence and check out all of his angles. Your parents or friends won’t be won over by what boxers he decided to wear that day or how pale his ankles are. No pun intended, the boyfriend should really be putting his best foot forward. This doesn’t mean wearing sandals, socks paired with sandals, Crocs, hunting boots or slippers. Every guy has a good pair of sneakers or slip ons that maybe aren’t as comfortable, but won’t make their girlfriend roll her eyes. Now that your man is all put together, it’s time for the finishing touch... cologne. He should be nervous to meet the family, so a subtle hint of scent will mask any musk. However, this is where a lot of good things go bad. Do not let them bathe in the fragrance or spray the entire bottle empty. You should be able to inhale a gentle whiff when you go to hug him, not smell him before he enters the room. Once we all return to campus, the sweat pants will revisit, but at least any Facebook tags of awkward outfits in your holiday album won’t embarrass you. Who knows, maybe he’ll ask to go to the mall soon? Happy shopping!

By: Ben Decowski Sports Editor Mace & Crown Readers of the Mace & Crown, It has been an absolute pleasure to write for you all for the past six semesters, but the time has finally come for me to graduate and leave my position with the paper. I have enjoyed every second of my time working for the Mace. It was an extremely rewarding experience being able to climb the ranks from contributing writer, to staff writer, to senior writer and finally to sports editor. I am extremely grateful for all of the experiences that I have had while working with the Mace and it is because of the readers that I ever had those experiences. Without our readers, there would be no demand for a paper and no opportunities for me to grow as a writer, editor and active member of the student body. I am extremely proud to say that I had the chance to work for all of you. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank my writers. Jordan Jones, Mitchell Brown, Brian Jerry, Sarah Roby, Brian Bowden, Matt O’Brien and Sarah Condon all took the time to contribute to the sports section throughout the semester and displayed great work ethic and dedication. It has been exciting to witness them grow as writers and I am extremely confident in each and every one of them. They are truly some of the best staff members I have ever worked with in my three years here at the Mace. I also had the pleasure of working with the best editorial board that has ever occupied the Mace & Crown. Derek Page and Alyssa

Narvell have been amazing role models for me as section editors. They have great work ethic and leadership skills. Our copy editor, Jess Starr, has saved my section every week with her vast knowledge of AP style and has really served as a teacher to me. Webmaster Megan Stamper has been extremely reliable and revealed herself as one of the best writers on the staff. Distribution manager Steven Knauer’s dedication to the Mace has been exceptional as he has not only put out our paper every week, but also has written and edited for us as well. Jimmy Long has completely redesigned our paper this semester and did so without receiving half the credit he deserves. Ellison Gregg stepped into our photo editor position midway through the semester and didn’t miss a single beat. The only thing that can be said about our advertising director, James Porter, is that he is the coolest member on the staff. When the semester started, people had their doubts about our current editor-inchief. The fact that she is a graphic design major left some of our previous editors skeptical. One semester in, I can confidently say that Megan Jefferson has been the best EIC out of the four I have worked under. She is a natural born leader and has the uncanny ability to make everyone feel as if they are her best friend. She has won all of our respect and we all love working for her. It is time to end this boring saga of appreciation and turn my section over to your next sports editor, Jordan Jones. Thank you all again for the past three years, it has been one hell of a ride.


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THE BLUE LIST Be Merry with Marvelous Music

Let There Be Light Are Jewish Holidays Being Overlooked?

That’s Not the Stress of Finals You Feel: It’s the Holidays’ Warm Embrace By: Dominique Bailey Staff Writer Mace & Crown Finally noticing the wreaths, ugly sweaters, brightly decorated homes and the santa hat wearing retail employees? Confused? Well don’t be; it’s time for Christmahanakwanzika! Forget your end of semester woes and feed your inner holiday spirit with some songs from the holiday canon. 1. Mariah Carey – “All I Want for Christmas Is You” Two words – Mariah Carey, which should be enough explanation. The Grammy award winning singer has been dominating the holiday season since 1994 with “All I Want for Christmas Is You.” Catchy with just the right amount of pop flare, this song has stood the test of time and remains a staple on the airways during late November and December. 2. The Temptations – “Silent Night” Although “Silent Night” is a Christmas carol with German roots, The Temptations made it their own during the peak of their career. The soul group’s cover of “Silent Night” is inescapable during the winter months. Filled with the unique blend of genres that made the Motown sound legendary, The Temptations managed to rebrand “Silent Night.” 3. Michael Bublé – “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” Michael Bublé’s soulful voice was made for the holidays. Accompanied by jazz runs and soothing piano riffs, Bublé will have even the youngest of listeners yearning for an evening in a smoky jazz lounge. But if a jazz longue isn’t close, Bublé’s unforgettable cover is perfect for cold days spent in coffee shops and nights spent around the fireplace. 4. Eartha Kitt – “Santa Baby” One needs sass and flair to make this

song flourish, and Eartha Kitt had more than enough. Despite this song being covered by every young, hot pop, country and R&B star since its original release in the 1950s, no one does it better than the dynamic Eartha Kitt. 5. “Feliz Navidad” – Jose Feliciano No matter how often one butchers the pronunciation of the lyrics “Feliz Navidad,” this song is an American staple. Penned by singer-songwriter Jose Feliciano, it’s one of the most downloaded and played songs in America and Canada. “Feliz Navidad” is intoxicating, so don’t be surprised if you find yourself humming “prospero ano y felicidad” weeks after the holiday season has ended. Honorable Mentions: 1. “Christmastime Is Here” – Vince Guaraldi Trio The title song from A Charlie Brown Christmas embodies nostalgia. 2. “Christmas Rappin” – Kurtis Blow Santa described in hip-hop terms... what’s not to love? 3. “All I Want For Christmas Is A Real Good Tan” – Kenny Chesney It’s cold and too many citizens are beginning to resemble Casper the Friendly Ghost. Chesney lets everyone know it is okay to wish for summer’s comforts in December. 4. “Baby It’s Cold Outside” – Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Jordan This pop duet is heartwarming and fun, so find a partner and sing along. 5. “Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays” – N’Sync It is okay, every ‘90s baby loved N’Sync. Sing and dance along to this tune with pride. Holiday music comes in all shapes, sizes and sounds. Plus there’s tons of room for new holiday staples, so don’t be a Scrooge. Turn down those top 40 hits and turn up the infectious holiday cheer.

A unique Disney themed menorah that was given to ODU student, Rachel Chasin, to celebrate the holiday with flair. By: Emma Needham Staff Writer Mace & Crown Hanukkah is not the same thing as Christmas. I know this and people who celebrate it know this, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist and doesn’t play a huge part in many people’s lives. To be clear, Hanukkah is not the Jews’ biggest holiday. Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are, but Hanukkah is considered one of the biggest family holidays, where Jewish people experience the same holiday cheer and warmness as those who celebrate Christmas do. I don’t believe that this tendency to overlook certain holidays is out of rudeness, but instead out of unawareness. Old Dominion graduate student Allena Hurwitz has an exam Saturday night, Dec. 8 from 3:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., the first night of Hanukkah. Some people might not understand that this is a big deal for a Jewish student, thinking that they could celebrate after. But, one of the traditions for Hanukkah is lighting the menorah, a nine candle candelabra, at sundown. And yes, the sundown part is crucial. Hurwitz’s professor said the exam will take the entire time, and if she doesn’t attend she won’t get full points. “The lack of care from the university has forced students who should be home celebrating Hanukkah with their families to instead be in a classroom, taking an exam. How would the other students feel if an exam was on Christmas?” said Hurwitz. Not only does Hanukkah seem to be overlooked by the university, but the high holidays as well. “Not only was the Office of Intercultural Relations’ first meeting on Yom Kippur, but the fall organizational fair was on Rosh Hashanah, so Jewish students who wanted to join organizations couldn’t because they were observing the holiday in temple,” said Hurwitz. The advisor of ODU Hillel, the on-campus Jewish organization, Ellie Bernstein, said this problem stems from a lack of knowledge. “The university needs to have a better understanding of all religious holidays and be respectful to students by not holding meetings or exams on those days,” Bernstein said.

So, I am here to raise awareness and to share some common Hanukkah traditions and what this holiday means to the Jewish people. Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, is all about the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem during the Maccabean Revolt. It has this name because when inside the temple, a jar of oil with enough to light for one day was found, but it instead burned for eight, which is why Hanukkah lasts for eight nights and for the menorah to hold eight candles, not including the tallest middle one, the Shamash, which acts as a leader. ODU senior Rachel Chasin said her favorite part of Hanukkah is lighting the menorah. “My aunt and uncle gave me a Disney menorah, which I have had my whole life. I remember that the ears would somehow always break off and my mom always found a way to fix it,” she explained. “The menorah is pretty ironic because Walt Disney was anti-semitic. As I got older and found that out, I thought it was a good kick in the face to him.” Other traditions include playing dreidel, which involves a spinning top and receiving chocolate gelt, or a chocolate coin. Eating latkes, which are potato pancakes, and other fried foods are important in correlation to the importance of oil for this holiday, while also eating sufganiyot, which are jelly doughnuts. Traditional Hanukkah songs are also apart of celebrating this holiday and exchanging gifts, even though the present exchange was rooted from Christmas. But most importantly, Hanukkah means being with family. This is the time of year no matter which holiday you celebrate, where family and friends gather and focus on enjoying each other’s company. There are many Jewish holidays throughout the year and having to keep track of them can be a difficult task, but some people should make an effort to look at a calendar and be aware of what is going on, whether it relates to their beliefs or not. It’s hard for Jewish students in some universities who are hindered from fully celebrating their holidays. It’s unfortunate that for some, Hanukkah will be full of stress and worries since it’s during exam week. How would some feel if Christmas fell on exam week?

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creative enclave The Fall of Cross By: Steven Knauer

Arthur looked back at his companions, wearily hefting his bag over his shoulder. Putting his hand over his tanned brow, he spots a giant, dead tree good enough for a rest stop. He toyed with his crucifix, thanking God for a safe haven. “We’ll make camp here.” He calls out to his caravan. Crossing the Brazilian wastes was usually called a fool’s errand, but when well-armed men march into town claiming to actually have a way out of this hell, exceptions can be made. It was day three of this not-so-great and wondrous adventure, but Arthur tried not to falter. The truth was however, that he had never encountered such a daunting task since the Fall itself ten years ago, but that’s what kept him going. Ten years, he thought. Ten years of reflection on mankind’s mistakes. After an hour’s time and the sun setting quickly, the company had fully set up their camp. Arthur and the rest of the expedition leaders huddled around their fire. “It’s Crazy how dis weatha flipflops on us so much,” Chimed Avi, followed by a pause in the group. He didn’t know the boy very well

as he had been found wandering the desert a few months ago outside of Arthur’s village, but he assumed by his accent that he was Cajun. To be fair, Louisiana didn’t really exist anymore so his nationality couldn’t properly be addressed, but Arthur tried to put that thought out of his head. The poor kid, just a mere 16 years old had nobody wishing to respond to him, so Arthur cleared his throat. “It’s one of the many punishments for our sins,” He told him. “Man was never meant to play God.” “God,” scoffed a familiar voice, “What kind of God let’s his creation turn into a shithole like this?” Looking across the fire, Arthur found it belonged to Marissa. Now she was someone he never wanted to argue with. Arthur’s faith is what kept him going, while Marissa lost hers long ago after seeing her father being brutally killed by raiders over a land grab while just trying to protect his family. Rather, she saw the moment leading up to his death before her brother covered her eyes. While they disagreed on philosophies, Arthur couldn’t find it within himself to argue with her. Feeling a wave of disappointment, he decided he was turning in for the night. As he walked away from the group, he could hear her

response, a big hawk of spit in the fire. He lay in his tent, removing his necklace to weave it in between his fingers as he stared at it. In the middle of the night, Arthur was woken by screams and gunshots. He rushed out of his tent, wood axe in hand, trying to assess the situation. His eyes were still full of sleep, but his senses were quickly adjusting as he saw what seemed to be a vague outline of a four-legged creature with sharp tendrils squirming around on its underbelly attacking people in the large camp. Shamus, a cocky 30-something-year-old and one of the men that came to save Arthur’s town, shot half clip of ammo from his rifle into the creature who only responded with anger. What seemed like black smoke and tar spewed from the beast, catching the ground alight where it fell. It ran toward Shamus as he continued to assault the figure. It seemed unphased. Arthur couldn’t believe his eyes. He was a man of faith to be sure, but could it be? Was this creature real? Or was it an aberrant, a manifestation of sin. His heart sank as he saw the creature jump on Shamus and just as he expected it to rip him apart; Shamus was enveloped by the same black smoke that fell from the creature. Perhaps it was

the night playing tricks on the eye, but to those who watched, Shamus was gone. A scream is heard, followed by a string of curse words. The creature turns its glowing red eyes towards the insults. This made Arthur’s heart sink as he knew exactly where they came from; Marissa. The creature barreled towards her and this is when Arthur found his courage and leapt into action. What felt like an eternity passed as he ran toward the demon, people he was unable to protect flying through his head. He remembered his best friend Jackson, taken by a bomb on the day of the Fall. His brother, conscripted into the military during the resource wars soon after supplies became scarce, never to be heard from again. His father being killed right in front of him and his little sister. He still remembered trying to shield her eyes from the gore, from the world. Finally he remembered mother being taken by cancer after refusing to take antiradiation so that there was enough for her children. If man could do this to each other, to themselves, then why did they deserve to live? Why didn’t God take them all during the Fall? He asked these questions as he rushed to save the one person that truly mattered to him from what he

At 32,000 Ft.


Looking out of my window viewing intricate roadways stretched out to the blue infinity. Many houses in the suburbs, are far from downtown, maybe thirty minutes away, but I can get there and back in Just about a minute, if the pilot wanted too.

her need: preying for euphoric pleasure to puncture her vein with poison. she

By: Phillip Smith

As the plane cruises under cumulous clouds, I see rivers splitting land with jagged edges, intruding, like cold weather and water do to a car windshield. Other rivers lay delicately. A blue, satin ribbon across a stitched earth-tone quilt. The pilot takes us higher and we pass through a gathering of billowing clouds. I imagine how one would feel. Soft like the purest of cotton, spun to make robes worn by angels. I would gently pull a piece, and tuck it in to my pocket. A muffled male voice is heard over the intercom, my ears pop like speakers to hear it clearer. He announces our arrival and descent, so I take a last glimpse, of the curvature in the distance, where our land kisses the heavens.

By: Will Wilson

lusts for its holy harm. the serpent’s strangle constricts her arm promising temporary satisfaction. the melodious tone of tracks, the sensation. the adrenal rush of love—the beat. she relaxes, letting her body rise to fall down. down. down.

could only describe as man’s punishment embodied. With his axe held high, he fell onto the sinful abomination with it, sinking into it deeply. A bright light shone from the wound as the creature screamed. He did it, Arthur thought, he killed the creature. In a swirl of black ether, the creature disappeared and Arthur fell to the ground, the world blurring, his stomach knotting up. He was confused. The next thing he saw was Marissa standing above him, crying, and looking at his chest. He wondered what was wrong as he reached down to feel a warm, thick liquid on his lapel. He didn’t need to look to know what it was; he had seen it so many times before. Raising his other hand, he touched her face lovingly, wiping away her tears. “Looks like your brother couldn’t keep you safe forever… not that you ever let me.” He said weakly. Marissa coughed out a sad chuckle, touching his fingers. Arthur Cross’s eyes welled up as the last thing he saw was his crucifix still wrapped around his fingers and his sister stroking it as it lay between their cupped hands.


E2 | Mace & Crown | Wednesday 12.5.2012 Eden Rising: Chapter 3: Red Carpet By: Sean Burke

My mind is racing, I can’t go back but I don’t know where to go now. One thing’s certain and it fills me with the smallest joy. I’m actually out. But this is only a small relief in light of recent events. I may be out of the circus but that doesn’t mean Crookshaw can’t follow me. It’s only a matter of time until he finds out I’m not in the pile of fresh corpses within the compound. And then it will be minutes before he dispatches a search party. People have escaped before, and all of them have been brought back and made a spectacle. The normal fair is two hours of torture in front of a crowd and then a slow execution. Just like today, the cast is made to watch but for deserters the civilian crowd is also allowed to watch. I’ve seen hot iron dripped onto naked bodies, and down throats. I’ve seen people dismembered slowly and quickly. I’ve seen friends drowned and I’ve seen criminals eaten alive. But today’s execution, or attempt at one, hit home hard. Jeremiah knew what was going to happen. We spoke against Crookshaw and someone heard. He made up his mind faster than I knew what was happening. For some reason he wanted me to escape, or at least have a chance to. And he’s probably dead. No, he is definitely dead. I can’t afford to think about him right now. I need to find my way through New Eden and find a place to stay. Crookshaws circus is only three or four miles away from the city of Eden. It is just easy enough to get to, and far enough away so that the screams of victims aren’t heard.

A sprawling and self-sufficient city has sprung up around the walls of Eden, and at sunset, set to a backdrop of an eerie and dangerous forest with lights just sparking into life within the windows of buildings on the eastern edge, it could be beautiful. But my mind is racing too fast to appreciate it. My eyes are darting all around, searching for the attack that is sure to be imminent on the impromptu caravan of travelers from the circus. People only spoke about the machine guns for a little while. They assumed it was a show and some even talked of going back before it was over. All I can think of is how clueless these people are. But suddenly I’m the clueless one as we enter New Eden. The streets are confusing, the people smell funny, and a plethora of neon signs are craving my attention so much I get an intense migraine and have to look at the ground to keep my vision from crossing. I decide to find a bar, because I definitely need a drink, both to forget today’s events and to steady myself. My hands are visibly shaking and as I pass some mirrored glass on of a shop window and see my face is unnaturally pale. Fortunately it doesn’t take very long to find a bar here, however they all seem to cater to different tastes. There are strip clubs, gay bars, bars that specialize in near poisonous drinks, bars that have small doors only the diminutive can enter, and even bars only for people who like to be irradiated while drinking. After some searching I find a bar that only boasts the most powerful drinks in New Eden, and their specialty drink the Mind Bender. I make a note to stay away from that one. I want to forget, but I also want my sanity. As I walk into the bar, I feel the

attention in the room shift to me. Eyes look me up and down and even though I’ve performed in front of crowds before it’s never been like this. These eyes are piercing and violating. But just as I’m getting uncomfortable and about to step out of the bar the eyes leave me and go back to their previous position. I glance around to make sure most eyes are averted and then I stride in mock confidence to the bar counter. I take my seat next to a man who is dirty, dusty, and passed out on the bar-top next to me, and next to another man who is on his way to being passed out. But he stumbles off as I sit next to him. I see him shove some money into a whores’ hand and they make their way upstairs. I didn’t notice it before but this place smells horrible. Like creature pens that have been left to rot for a few days during the summer. But I want my drink more than my nose wants me to leave. A very thick set man comes to the counter from a back room and stares at me questioningly. “Well?” he says just as I understand that he’s the bartender. “Oh, uhm. Just a gin and tonic I guess.” I say albeit timidly. The man reeks of alcohol, and I can only guess at why he was in the store room. But he grunts and walks down to the far side of the counter to fix my drink. What comes back isn’t really a gin and tonic though… It’s more like gin and more gin. Once again I am forced to regret Jeremiahs passing. I take a swig of the overly alcoholic drink and force myself to think past him. I need a place to stay, and money to pay for it. I need to do this soon, or else Crookshaw will find me. If Crookshaw finds me… Well let’s think about money right now. Luckily I still have a thousand seven hundred and fifty seven cred-

its in my account. After the drink it goes to a nice round thousand seven hundred and fifty. I might have enough to stay here tonight but then what? Just keep moving around in Eden? No, Crookshaw would be waiting at every turn I bet. I need to get out then. Funny, that’s becoming a theme in my life recently. Just as the drink starts to do its magic and I start to laugh at my recent plight, more shows up. Two very big guys, with very big muscles, and very advanced guns approach the bar. One sits in the recently empty seat and one leans on the bar behind him. “Hey there sweetheart. You new in town?” The one sitting down says in what I imagine must be his way of smooth-talking me. “What if I was?” I say with an air of indifference as I sneak a peek at the guns on their waists. They’re packing hard that’s for sure, but it’s nothing like I’ve ever seen before. “We would just show you around! Give you a good old fashion New Eden welcome.” The one sitting down responds casually. The other one smiles and puts his hand on his gun, also very casually. “Well I AM from around here. My place is closer to the wall.” I lie in an attempt to shake them. “But me and this guy,” I point to my new friend Mr. Comatose, “are staying here. I don’t think he could walk three steps in his state.” The talker frowns and moves to look at this new variable. “Him? Oh we can carry him to your place if you want. Where’d you live again?” he says after a short pause. “No, really. We’ll just stay here. But I appreciate the offer.” I reply, now exasperated by the entire conversation. “I insist, let me get him.” The talker says. Both the men get up from the bar saunter over to my



It was madness the way they lined up like cattle for slaughter like chiseled chess pieces of clay against stone, fighting to have their chance in the sun against crimson cavalries, bands of red coats, cannons and rifles, ready like black jack tables to rob them blind, arm and leg, strategically maneuvered by men with batons for swords, the field – a gory board the game was played on.

The old splintered rails in “A” shaped frames holding up us kids. Chains draped over the oak, tied to thin rubber horseshoes. Synchronized swinging The first boy barely long enough to reach the sling. His sister side saddled ankles locked around her backpack. You next to me next to them. Our interlocked knuckles and day long chuckles from wind burned cheeks on both our faces. Day after day we’d swing some times in silence the breeze vibrating the flaps on our Jackets.

By: Rowland Cowles

These are the times that try men’s souls! Liberty or death much preferred to the throne.

By: Taylor Joyner

good old unconscious friend. What happens next surprises everyone though. “No that’s ok mi amigo.” My now previously unconscious friend says as he sits up straight with pistol in hand. A pistol rested in the middle of the smooth talkers face. “I just needed a nap. But now that I’m nice and rested I think we’ll be going.” He looks at me and smiles sweetly, “right honey?” “Wait. What’s your name again stranger?” The smooth talker continues while opening his arms. My ally opens his mouth to reply but is cut off abruptly, “No no no. wait a minute buddy, not you.” He turns and points to me. “You. What’s his name? On the count of 3 you are both going to say his name. Or my friend is going to blow his brains out, and then yours. Understand?” In a flurry of movement the silent man has my new buddy in a headlock with a very expensive looking gun pointed at his head. I nod my head as he starts “One,” my hand finds my overly alcoholic drink, “two,” my partner glances at the drink, guesses my intentions and reaches for a knife in his belt that until now has gone unnoticed. “Three.” It happened almost faster than I can remember it. I threw my Gin into the talkers face, it acted like pepper spray and sends him recoiling. My friend’s knife finds the throat of his assailant; I break my glass on the bar top and leap onto the talker to shut him up for good. Blood is now pouring across the floor from the freshly dead bodies. “Welcome to New Eden!” says the stranger enthusiastically, but out of breath. “Come on, I’ll get you a new drink at another bar. Then you can tell me how you escaped Crookshaws freak show.”


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Freshman Fellonte Misher and redshirt sophomore Rodney Hunter make a tackle.

Big Blue gets excited for the next game.

The Monarch defense stiffened in the fourth quarter.

Monarch defense holds Costal Carolina’s offense in Saturday’s win.

The offensive line worked hard as they helped the Monarchs score 63 points.


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The Last Bison’s violinist adds a unique flair to the band’s folk/indie sound.

Silversun Pickups lead singer plays guitar as well as sing lead vocals.

Lead singer of The Last Bison, Ben Hardesty, plays at the 96X Winter Meltdown.

Brian Aubert is the lead singer of the Silversun Pickups. Keyboardist Joe Lester for the Silversun Pickups plays at the Ted Constant Convocation Center.


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ACROSS 1. Spinning toys 5. Harvest 9. Make do 13. Portent 14. Spare 16. Dry 17. On the left or right 18. Unexpired 19. Require 20. Pilfer 22. Required by rule 24. Read superficially 26. Frighten 27. Spoke 30. Exclude 33. Storyteller 35. Trap 37. Former boxing champ 38. Nimble

41. Female sib 42. An edict of the Russian tsar 45. A fortified military post 48. Breathes noisily during sleep 51. A verbal commitment 52. Usually 30 or 31 days 54. Japanese wrestling 55. Estate 59. Anagram of “Talon” 62. Margarine 63. Mistake 65. Hindu princess 66. Mortgage 67. Cowboy sport 68. “Smallest” particle 69. Shower with love 70. Stringed instrument 71. Jump

DOWN 1. Throw 2. Leave out 3. Walker 4. A canvas shoe 5. Race an engine 6. Test 7. Collection of maps 8. Son of a king 9. A flask for carrying water 10. Chocolate cookie 11. Jetty 12. Countercurrent 15. Large African antelope 21. Former Italian currency 23. Circle fragments 25. Anagram of “Meat” 27. Two-toed sloth 28. Speaks 29. Man’s best friend 31. Fanatical

32. Threesomes 34. 18-wheeler 36. Feudal worker 39. One time around 40. Makes a mistake 43. Any unspecified person 44. God of love 46. Defeat decisively 47. Debauched 49. Go in 50. Unsaturated alcohol 53. Robust 55. Grasp 56. Hodgepodge 57. Encounter 58. One who accomplishes 60. Dwarf buffalo 61. Not stiff 64. Caviar



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